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Nathan Milstein - Violin Essential Masters (2010)

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Nathan Milstein - Violin Essential Masters (2010)

Nathan Milstein - Violin Essential Masters (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 2.4 Gb | 08:28:11
Genre: Classical | Label: Classic Music International

Although Nathan Milstein hailed from Odessa, the cradle of Russian violin playing, his personal style was more classical and intellectual in approach than many of his colleagues. By the middle of the twentieth century he had become one of the most renowned violinists in the world, and he did as much as anyone else to imbue Bach's solo violin partitas and sonatas with the rather mystical aura they have presently. Milstein began to study violin at the age of seven.

Kyung Wha Chung - Mendelssohn, Bruch: Violin Concertos (1999)

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Kyung Wha Chung - Mendelssohn, Bruch: Violin Concertos (1999)

Kyung Wha Chung - Mendelssohn, Bruch: Violin Concertos (1999)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 417 MB | 01:17:59
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca Legends

Kyung Wha Chung's career was launched with a series of LPs made for Decca in the early 1970s, revealing an artist of exceptional technique, insight and spontaneity. One of these contained this rich-sounding performance of the Bruch G minor Violin Concerto, recorded with Rudolf Kempe and the Royal Philharmonic in 1972. It is still one of the freshest and most vital readings of this piece around, as Chung seems to know exactly where to draw the line between precision and abandon, the playing always seeming felt rather than planned, perhaps the highest achievement for a virtuoso.

Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.4 - Brahms: Handel Variations; Prokofiev: Sonata No.6; Rachmaninoff: Sonata No.2 (2008/1960&1972)

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Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.4 - Brahms: Handel Variations; Prokofiev: Sonata No.6; Rachmaninoff: Sonata No.2 (2008/1960&1972)

Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.4 - Brahms: Handel Variations; Prokofiev: Sonata No.6; Rachmaninoff: Sonata No.2 (2008/1960 & 1972)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 3,81 Gb (DVD5) | 86 min
Classical | Video Artists International

The celebrated pianist Van Cliburn achieved legendary status overnight after winning the First International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1958. This landmark DVD series marks the first time that Cliburn’s performances on Russian television have been made available to the international public. Volume 4 is the first to present Cliburn in solo recital, featuring three works that figured largely in his repertoire

Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Russian Fantasy: Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Glinka, Borodin, Scriabin (2011) [Re-Up]

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Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Russian Fantasy: Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Glinka, Borodin, Scriabin (2011) [Re-Up]

Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Russian Fantasy (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 2940 DH | Time: 00:59:41

Following their album of French music for two pianos, father and son Vladimir and Vovka Ashkenazy revel in their musical heritage with this dazzling programme by the great composers of Russia, with Rachmaninov's two-piano Suite No.1 at its heart. Three of the works have been arranged by Vovka Ashkenazy himself, including Mussorgsky's Night On The Bald Mountain and the album's virtuosic finale - Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from his opera Prince Igor. His two-piano arrangement of Glinka's lilting Valse-fantaisie is itself based on Sergei Lyapunov's arrangement for four hands. The two works originally written for two pianos are Rachmaninov's poetic Suite no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie Tableaux" (which the young composer dedicated to another giant of Russian music - Piotr Tchaikovsky) and the Fantasy in A minor by Rachmaninov's contemporary at the Moscow Conservatoire, Scriabin.

Kyung Wha Chung, Phillip Moll - Con Amore (2010)

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Kyung Wha Chung, Phillip Moll - Con Amore (2010)

Kyung Wha Chung, Phillip Moll - Con Amore (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 305 MB | 59:59
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

A quick glance at the heading tells the knowledgeable reader that most of what we have here are well-known lollipops. They exist in literally hundreds of recordings. Everybody will have his/her favourite pieces played by one or several of the violin greats through the last eight decades. The reissue of this twenty-year-old recital at budget price poses the question: is it worth adding yet another collection? The answer should be an unequivocal “Yes!”, since Chung is one of the stars of fairly recent times. Even before putting the disc in the CD player one knows that these will be technically impeccable readings, played with great musicality, refinement and commitment – elegant but never bland.

Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Jet Set! (2019)

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Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Jet Set! (2019)

Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Jet Set! (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 337 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:07
Classical | Label: PentaTone

Featuring works by Abel, Reichardt, Zelter, Storace, Mozart and Paisiello, this album follows the musical “jet set” of the 18th century as they “do” the splendid cosmopolitan cultural epicentres of the time, including London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and St Petersburg. Exploring the intertwining stories of these leading lights as they criss-cross the European Continent, the album watches the sparks fly as they inspire each other in this period abuzz with creative fervour, international cultural exchange and mind-blowing talent. With several world-première recordings of new discoveries (Abel, Reichardt, Storace) alongside some well-loved classics, this journey features music which abounds in enlightened positivity, radiance, inventiveness, energy and inspiration.

Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2019 [Blu-Ray]

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Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2019 [Blu-Ray]

Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2019 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24946 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 122 min + 26 min (bonus) | 37,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3928 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 122 min + 26 min (bonus) | 8,03 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classical

The 2019 New Year's Concert will be conducted for the first time by Christian Thielemann. A native of Berlin, Thielemann has been a regular and welcome guest of the Vienna Philharmonic since 2000, with the result that his first New Year s Concert may be seen as setting an example and providing an appropriate tribute to his previous work with the orchestra. According to the orchestra s chairman, Daniel Froschauer, orchestra and musicians trust each other completely: "The profound musical understanding and trust that have existed from the outset and that have always functioned perfectly have subsequently borne remarkable fruit in the symphonic repertory as well."

Eric Le Sage - Fauré: Nocturnes (2019)

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Eric Le Sage - Fauré: Nocturnes (2019)

Eric Le Sage - Fauré: Nocturnes (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 229 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 Mb | 01:12:07
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

With their poetry, their passonate and intimate lyricism, their refined style that gradually reveals hidden depths, the thirteen Nocturnes of Gabriel Fauré are the most significant group of works in his oeuvre for solo piano. Composed over a period of forty-six years (between 1875 and 1821), they bear witness to the composer’s remarkable stylistic evolution. From a form of expression rooted in romanticism, to an aesthetic fully aligned with 20th-century modernity, Fauré can be said to have shaped his musical personality like a sculptor. His Nocturnes are not all of equal importance, but as a whole their diversity and development offer a perfect panorama of his art. Éric Le Sage, one of the French piano school’s main representatives, whose many recordings for Alpha include the complete chamber music of Fauré, here interprets the repertoire closest to his heart.

Michel Dalberto & Novus Quartet - César Franck: Piano Works & Quintet (2019)

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Michel Dalberto & Novus Quartet - César Franck: Piano Works & Quintet (2019)

Michel Dalberto & Novus Quartet - César Franck: Piano Works & Quintet (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:07
Classical | Label: Aparté

Vlado Perlemuter and Jean Hubeau’s pupil, Michel Dalberto has established himself during a forty year career as a master. As an ardent defender of French music, he launched a series dedicated to Debussy, Fauré, Franck and Ravel on the Aparté record label. “I wish to prove myself worthy of the teachers who used to provide a specific idea of French music made of severity and sensuality, a mixture of rigour and freedom.” - Michel Dalberto

Maria João Pires - Chopin (2009)

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Maria João Pires - Chopin (2009)

Maria João Pires - Chopin (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 410 MB | 02:05:46
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Maria João Pires, widely recognized as one of the most brilliant pianists of the last forty years, celebrates her 20th anniversary as a Deutsche Grammophon exclusive recording artist with this 2-CD release devoted entirely to the works of Chopin, the artist's first new recording in over four years. Pires's affinity for Chopin has always been well-known to both critics and audiences; in fact, her interpretations are so beloved that her 1996 recording of Chopin's Nocturnes remains the best-selling solo piano recording of the past 20 years by a living Deutsche Grammophon artist.

Belcea Quartet, Valentin Erben - Schubert: String Quintet, String Quartets In G & D Minor "Death And The Maiden" (2009)

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Belcea Quartet, Valentin Erben - Schubert: String Quintet, String Quartets In G & D Minor "Death And The Maiden" (2009)

Belcea Quartet, Valentin Erben - Schubert: String Quintet, String Quartets In G & D Minor "Death And The Maiden" (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 658 MB | 02:29:44
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

The traditionally ceremonial key of C major takes on a different hue in Schubert’s Quintet. Its demands, ranging from the pensive to the passionate, don’t ruffle the Belcea Quartet and Valentin Erben. Take it for granted that the playing is on the loftiest level, ensemble always transparently clean; and the ability to think, listen and prepare as a coordinated team results in an extraordinarily cogent performance sure in its grasp of phraseology, structure and dynamics.

VA - Debussy: Complete Works (2018)

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VA - Debussy: Complete Works (2018)

VA - Debussy: Complete Works (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 26:24:28 | 5,45 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Fluid forms, delicately-etched sonorities and subtle harmonies soon established Claude Debussy as one of the immense originals of the 20th century. Deutsche Grammophon commemorates the 100th anniversary of his passing with a new Limited-Edition Set presenting the Complete Published Works, which brings together legendary performances by acclaimed Debussy performers and conductors, several recordings new to CD, and a number of additional historical performances.

Great Conductors Of The 20th Century, Volume 8: Nikolai Golovanov (2002) 2CDs

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Great Conductors Of The 20th Century, Volume 8: Nikolai Golovanov (2002) 2CDs

Great Conductors Of The 20th Century, Volume 8: Nikolai Golovanov (2002) 2CDs
Alexander Glazunov - Felix Mendelssohn - P.I. Tchaikovsky - Franz Liszt

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 568 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 75112 2 3 | Time: 02:27:55

It goes without saying that recording has transformed music from an evanescent art to one which can be readily preserved for the study and enjoyment of future generations. the EMI Great Conductors Edition - Nikolai Golovanov Among its services is the perpetuation of the art of musicians who were barely known in their time outside their own immediate spheres of influence. Golovanov surely was among these. Although he was the dominant force in Russian opera for nearly thirty years, he was summarily purged in 1952 (literally refused admission to his opera house one morning), died the following year and was conveniently forgotten as a political imperative of Soviet rewriting of Russian cultural history. Only recently have his records resurfaced to reveal an extraordinary outsized personality, a visionary galaxies apart from the polished discipline of Mravinsky and others who better towed the party line, both politically and aesthetically, and whose art has been touted as representing the Soviet ideal. Over half this set is devoted to five Liszt tone poems from Golovanov's pioneering set.

Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions: Camille Saint-Saens, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel (2012) [Re-Up]

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Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions: Camille Saint-Saens, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel (2012) [Re-Up]

Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions (2012)
Camille Saint-Saëns, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697891822 | Time: 01:07:19

Unusually the liner note deserves a mention ahead of the music: the fine pianist Jeremy Denk, half of this regular duo, manages to encapsulate the elusiveness of French romantic music with such insight in a few sharp sentences, his words almost shape the way we listen to this superbly played disc. Saint-Saëns' wistful and emotional Sonata No 1 and Ravel's bluesy, ironic sonata have a whipped, airy quality. Joshua Bell plays with fire and finesse, with Denk a powerful ally. Franck's dark-light violin sonata, mysterious, ardent and far more than the sum of its parts when played as majestically as here, forms the centrepiece of this seriously beguiling disc.

VA - Fauré: Sonate pour violon No. 1, Quatuor avec piano No. 1, Poème d'un jour, Elégie, Ballade pour piano et orchestre (2018)

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VA - Fauré: Sonate pour violon No. 1, Quatuor avec piano No. 1, Poème d'un jour, Elégie, Ballade pour piano et orchestre (2018)

Zino Francescatti, Robert Casadesus. Camille Maurane, Marguerite Long, Trio Fournier, Grant Johannesen, Orchestre Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment, Pierre Fournier & Ernest Lush - Fauré: Sonate pour violon No. 1 / Quatuor avec piano No. 1 / Poème d'un jour / Elégie / Ballade pour piano et orchestre (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 304 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 192 Mb | 01:22:01
Classical | Label: Les Indispensables de Diapason

Marguerite Long et les Pasquier dans le Quatuor op. 15 ? Trésor d'une discographie comparée, et centre d'un album résumant les années 1870 de Fauré. Nul de ses élèves, de ses contemporains et des lecteurs de son livre Au piano avec Gabriel Fauré ne devait l'ignorer : Marguerite Long (1874-1966) savait mieux que personne jouer la musique de son « ami », elle qui l'avait bue à la source. Si Fauré n'était pas pressé de distinguer un gardien du temple, elle s'installait à l'entrée avec autant de fierté batailleuse (mais pouvait-il en être autrement pour une musicienne dans le Paris des années 1900 ?), de petits arrangements avec le souvenir du compositeur (« ami » surtout de son mari le musicologue Joseph de Marliave, mort à la Grande Guerre) et de vanité (terribles interviews) que d'exigence perspicace, de fierté légitime et d'amour pour une musique qu'elle aura servie sans relâche. C'est d'ailleurs à quatre-vingts ans que la pianiste invite le Trio Pasquier à graver avec elle le Quatuor op. 15 !