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Emanuele Delucchi - Godowksy: Studies on Chopin, Op. 10 (2017)

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Emanuele Delucchi - Godowksy: Studies on Chopin, Op. 10 (2017)

Emanuele Delucchi - Godowksy: Studies on Chopin, Op. 10 (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 202 MB
Label: Piano Classics – PCL0122 | Tracks: 27 | Time: 75:50 min
Classical, Piano, Romantic

The Studien über die Etüden von F. Chopin have manifold purposes. Their aim is to develop the mechanical, technical and musical possibilities of piano playing, to expand the peculiarly adapted nature of the instrument to polyphonic, polyrhythmic and polydynamic work and to widen the range of its possibilities in tone coloring.

Wagner - Gotterdammerung (James Levine, Hildegard Behrens, Siegfried Jerusalem) (2002/1990)

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Wagner - Gotterdammerung (James Levine, Hildegard Behrens, Siegfried Jerusalem) (2002/1990)

Wagner - Götterdämmerung (James Levine, Hildegard Behrens, Siegfried Jerusalem) (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.50 Gb+7.68 Gb (2xDVD9) | 281 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

Under the baton of James Levine, Gotterdammerung ("The Twilight of the Gods") has a narrative drive that reminds us that, of all the individual operas in Wagner's Ring cycle, this is the one most about human emotions and the one in which its heroes are pulled into a world where they are most vulnerable to them. Siegfried Jerusalem as Siegfried and Hildegard Behrens as Brunnhilde never, in a sense, stand a chance: they are innocents who allow themselves to be manipulated not merely by the villainous Hagen, but by the ordinary venality of Gunther and his sister Gutrune, who goes along with a dirty little scheme to get what she wants, and is destroyed by it.

Wagner - Siegfried (James Levine, Siegfried Jerusalem, James Morris) (2002/1990)

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Wagner - Siegfried (James Levine, Siegfried Jerusalem, James Morris) (2002/1990)

Wagner - Siegfried (James Levine, Siegfried Jerusalem, James Morris) (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.79 Gb+4.32 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 253 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

James Levine makes Siegfried, sometimes the problem child among the four operas of Wagner's Ring cycle, attractive and interesting. He is aware of the darker side of some of the comic scenes–the seemingly benevolent dwarf Mime carries the weight of Wagner's many prejudices–but manages to keep them uneasy rather than positively sinister thanks to the finally judged performance of Heinz Zednik. Siegfried Jerusalem is admirable as Siegfried, full of boyish enthusiasm during the reforging of the sword, and of authority in his confrontations with the dragon and with Wotan. (The dragon itself is, as so often, an unfortunate compromise between realism and stylisation.) James Morris is extraordinary in Wotan's scenes here, his combination of injured pride and relieved joy when Siegfried demonstrates, by shattering his spear, that Wotan has entirely lost control of events is exemplary.

VA - Schumann: The Essentials (2018)

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VA - Schumann: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Schumann: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 390 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 106:02 min

German composer who was leading light in the development of Romanticism

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman - Wagner: Die Walkure (2002/1990)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman - Wagner: Die Walkure (2002/1990)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman - Wagner: Die Walküre (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.88 Gb+4.22 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 241 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

The 1990 Metropolitan Opera performance of Die Walküre with James Levine conducting is a solid, four-square performance with few frills and no gimmicks, just extraordinarily fine singing and orchestral playing. There is no point in this where you find yourself asking why the director did something: this is the sort of production which could be criticised as unimaginative but defended as serving Wagner's intentions for this instalment of his Ring cycle. Levine and his orchestra give the music an emotional intensity that never overwhelms its grandeur, though perhaps in Wotan's farewell to Brunnhilde, we feel him more as father than as god.

Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)

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Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)

Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:26:37 | 541 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10935

Arthur Sullivan always wanted to be known more as a serious composer than one of comic opera, and his Symphony in E minor ("Irish") and his grand opera Ivanhoe, immensely popular in its own time, have been revived in recent decades. The same cannot be said of his songs, which are all but unknown except for The Lost Chord. That chestnut is not even included on this expansive two-disc survey, a highly worthwhile look into Sullivan the song composer.

Tchaikovsky, Liszt - First Piano Concertos - Alice Sara Ott (2010)

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Tchaikovsky, Liszt - First Piano Concertos - Alice Sara Ott (2010)

Tchaikovsky, Liszt - First Piano Concertos - Alice Sara Ott (2010)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 214 MB | Artwork 56 MB @ 600dpi | TT: 54:47 | recovery: 5%
Genre: Classical | Int. Release: 17 Sep. 2010 | Catalog #: 0289 477 8779 2

What makes these performances stand out is Ott's thoughtful approach to both concertos, eschewing empty display and bringing weight, detail and a range of colours to the solo parts.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Morris, Christa Ludwig - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2002/1990)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Morris, Christa Ludwig - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2002/1990)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Morris, Christa Ludwig - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2002/1990)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.82 Gb (DVD9) | 163 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano, Chinese

It takes a certain amount of forethought if Das Rheingold is to be more than a series of special effects scenes, though moments like the appearance of the giants through the mist or Alberich's transformations need to be as thrilling as they are here. As always in his Wagner, and perhaps especially in this very traditional 1990 Metropolitan Opera production of the Ring cycle, James Levine keeps to the forefront the underlying humanity of Wagner's gods and monsters. In the first scene, for example, he brings out the thoughtless, callous frivolity of the Rhine maidens as they precipitate the events of the four operas by taunting the gnome Alberich: it helps that they swirl around, green and gold, in a convincing representation of the bottom of the Rhine, but the emotions are the point. Ekkehaard Wlaschiha is a convincingly menacing Alberich partly because Levine brings out his vulnerability as well as his evil temper. James Morris is splendid as the younger less care-worn Wotan and Siegfried Jerusalem as Loge enjoys the sarcasm of his cynical commentary on Wotan's aspirations. The smaller parts have luxury casting: Matti Salminen as Fafner and Christa Ludwig as Fricka, for example.(Roz Kaveney)

Sylvain Cambreling - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1990)

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Sylvain Cambreling - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1990)

Sylvain Cambreling - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:33:42 | 935 Mb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: CDS 7 49641 2

Sylvain Cambreling is one of the leading French operatic conductors. He is known for his often startling innovations in many opera productions: in a performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the 2001 Salzburg Festival he employed a synthesizer to deliver recitative accompaniments, and at a performance of Janácek's Katya Kabanova, he used some of the composer's songs as transitional material between acts.

Teresa Berganza, Jose Carreras, Michel Plasson - Offenbach: La Périchole (1989)

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Teresa Berganza, Jose Carreras, Michel Plasson - Offenbach: La Périchole (1989)

Teresa Berganza, Jose Carreras, Michel Plasson - Offenbach: La Périchole (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:38:33 | 520 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: MI Classics | Catalog: CDS 7 47363 8

Michel Plasson is one of the most important French conductors from the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He is well known for his interpretations of French opera, particularly those of Gounod and Massenet. He has also received praise for his work in the choral music of Duruflé and Fauré, and the orchestral works of Magnard, Ravel, and other French composers.

Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2008) (Repost)

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Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2008) (Repost)

Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:15 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 501608

This is a rather brisk reading of Brahms' masterpiece, the most ambitious work in his output and one of the greatest compositions of its type. Though Herreweghe's tempos often pushed the music to its limits here (except for the first section), the performance never actually sounded fast, or at least not offensively fast. In fact, it challenges the Levine/RCA effort.

Adriano Falcioni - Guilmant: Complete Organ Sonatas (2015)

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Adriano Falcioni - Guilmant: Complete Organ Sonatas (2015)

Adriano Falcioni - Guilmant: Complete Organ Sonatas (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:05:19 | 749 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94227BR

Adriano Falcionis recordings on Brilliant Classics of a diverse repertoire, from Couperin to Bruhns to Franck, reveal an uncommonly versatile artist, and one who relishes the colouristic possibilities of each particular instrument at hand: he has recorded the complete sonatas of Alexandre Guilmant on a richly caparisoned, eminently suitable four-manual organ from 1897 by Carlo Vegezzi-Bossi, who was one of the foremost Italian builders around the turn of the last century.

Bizet & Chabrier - Orchestral Works - Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth (2008) {Mirare Official Digital Download MIR036}

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Bizet & Chabrier - Orchestral Works - Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth (2008) {Mirare Official Digital Download MIR036}

Bizet & Chabrier - Orchestral Works - Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth (2008) {Mirare Official Digital Download MIR036}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 310 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) ->7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Mirare | MIR 036
Classical / Romantic / Orchestral

The French conductor François-Xavier Roth was born in France in 1971 and studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. In October 2000 he won joint first prize at the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London, following which he was appointed for two seasons assistant conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra. From 2000 to 2002 he was also assistant conductor with the Caen Orchestra. In 2003 François-Xavier Roth created the chamber orchestra Les Siècles (The Centuries), combining period and modern instruments, an orchestra which covers a vast repertoire from Baroque to contemporary music.

Håkon Austbø - Satie: Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes, Sarabandes (2006)

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Håkon Austbø - Satie: Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes, Sarabandes (2006)

Håkon Austbø - Satie: Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes, Sarabandes (2006)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 186 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 159 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics , #:93302 | 01:05:17

The unconventional French composer Erik Satie almost wrote anti-music. In slow motion (and without bars) his well-known Gymnopédies glide past. In other pieces one can hear more than faint echoes form the vaudeville theatre. Played by Håkon Austbø.

Quatuor Ebene - Ravel, Debussy & Faure: String Quartets (2008)

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Quatuor Ebene - Ravel, Debussy & Faure: String Quartets (2008)

Quatuor Ebene - Ravel, Debussy & Faure: String Quartets (2008)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 410 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 214 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics, #:50999 519045 2 4 | 01:20:27

"Paris-based Quatuor Ebene has released three classics of the French repertoire, the quartets of Debussy, Ravel, and Faure. Although the works are frequently grouped together on recordings, they inhabit vastly different aesthetic worlds and are more notable for their individuality than their similarity…