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Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2010 (2011)

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Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2010 (2011)

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2010 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:59:47 | 1.1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5099907083624

Martha Argerich's involvement with chamber music has dominated the later part of her career, so it's easy to think of her name with the words "and friends" tacked on, and to visualize the large and diverse retinue of famous musicians who have recorded with her. This triple-disc box set from EMI Classics presents live recordings from the 2010 Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, several of them collaborations with Argerich, notably in works by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, and Béla Bartók, as well as a performance of Frédéric Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, where she is the featured soloist with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

Karel Ančerl, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvořák: Requiem (1997)

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Karel Ančerl, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvořák: Requiem (1997)

Karel Ančerl, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvořák: Requiem (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:54:09 | 571 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 453073

This is an excellent rendition of Dvorjak's Requiem. The Choral group have excellent diction and are sensitive to the light and shade required to bring our the meaning of the words. The Orchestra too contributes to the unity of the work. The Soloists are first class with beautiful voices. the conductor is to be congratulated for his skill in bring the three sections-chorus, soloists and orchestra-together to effectively recreate this wonderful work.

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2006 (2007)

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Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2006 (2007)

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2006 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:23:31 | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 89241

All too often, chamber music collaborations between established, accomplished soloists do not yield favorable results. Merely putting together virtuosic musicians does not mean they will play well together. Such is not the case with this recording of Martha Argerich's 2006 festival in Lugano. This album represents an amazing synthesis of well-known artists, musicians just coming into their own fame, as well as compositions ranging from standard repertoire to rarely heard works. Argerich's decision to include violinist Renaud Capuçon and brother Gautier Capuçon was wise indeed, as their energetic and fiendishly virtuosic playing is nearly enough to carry the CD on its own.

Claudio Abbado - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1998)

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Claudio Abbado - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1998)

Claudio Abbado - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:16:16| 579 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 692-2

This is the Verdi opera that separates the casual admirer from the dyed-in-the-wool devotee. Once you put on this recording and listen half way through, you will feel that you have died and gone to Verdi Heaven, and you know what - for all intents and purposes, you have! A strong, strong story…a score that gets better by the minute…a cast and conductor to die for…it is truly a Masterpiece. This is It! This is Opera! Unfortunately, none of us in our lifetime will ever see on stage a company like this one. Cappuccilli, Mirella Freni, Ghiaurov, Jose Carreras…van Dam, Foiani, Savastano conducted by Claudio Abbado. Simply Awesome!

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2007 (2008)

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Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2007 (2008)

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2007 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:27:14 | 940 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5390858

Martha Argerich's annual appearances at the Lugano Festival are highly sought after by her fans. Featuring the Argentinean pianist plus any number of her friends and protégés in a huge range of repertoire, the performances are as enjoyable as they are unusual and as thrilling as they are insightful. EMI began releasing three-disc sets containing a selection of the Lugano Festival's finest performances in 2002. In this set from the 2007 festival, Argerich is joined by such old friends as cellist Mischa Maisky and violinist Renaud Capuçon and by such recent protégés as pianists Nicholas Angelich and Gabriela Montero in works that range from Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 4 through Glinka's Grand Sextet to Lutoslawski's Variations on a Theme of Paganini.

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana & Markus Poschner - The Rossini Project, Vol. 1 & 2 (2019-2020)

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Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana & Markus Poschner - The Rossini Project, Vol. 1 & 2 (2019-2020)

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Markus Poschner, Dmitry Korchak, Michela Antenucci, Laura Polverelli - The Rossini Project, Vol. 1: The Young Rossini / The Rossini Project, Vol. 2: From Naples to Europe (2019-2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 560 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 262 Mb | 01:53:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: Concerto Classics

In Rossini’s year Concerto Classics is pleased to announce a multi-year agreement with one of the most prestigious European orchestral groupings: the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (OSI), conducted by Markus Poschner and accompanied from time to time by important soloists, is committed, from year 2018 until the whole of year 2020, to the exploration and production of a considerable part of Rossini’s repertoire that is still unedited or that has been rarely performed. The OSI has been making their presence felt on the European music scene with performances that are both innovative and persuasive. The OSI has two main performing venues: one at the Sala Teatro LAC, where it is resident orchestra and performs with leading international artists; the other at the Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in Lugano, which provides a performing space for different kinds of musicians with distinctive repertoires.

Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 6-8 (2012/1990-91)

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Sergiu Celibidache, Munchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 6-8 (2012/1990-91)

Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 6-8 (2012/1990-91)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4.41 Gb +5.28 Gb + 6.58 Gb (3xDVD9) | 253 min
Classical | Sony Classical

Since Sergiu Celibidache s appointment as their chief conductor in 1979, the Munich Philharmonic developed into one of the finest orchestras in the world. Their performances of Bruckner, in particular, were in a class of their own and where orchestra and conductor truly excelled. It is in the symphonies of Anton Bruckner that the grandeur of the music unfolds organically, its power innocent of all brutality, its monumentality issuing from stillness and austerity. Says Celibidache, "Every performance of a Bruckner symphony is a first performance, every rehearsal is a thousandfold NO designed to achieve a single YES."

Nikolai Demidenko - Demidenko plays Chopin (1992)

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Nikolai Demidenko - Demidenko plays Chopin (1992)

Nikolai Demidenko - Demidenko plays Chopin (1992)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 172 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:42
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

’Heroic hymns of battle’ was how the American critic James Huneker visualized Chopin’s polonaises. ‘In them’, Liszt wrote evocatively in his Life of Chopin, ‘are to be found embodied the noblest traditional feelings of the Poland of a bygone age; through them breathe the stern resolve and the reflective gravity of the Poles of other days. Usually of a warlike character, bravery and valour are in these polonaises rendered with a simplicity of expression which was a distinctive characteristic of this warlike people. They bring before the imagination with vivid intensity the ancient Poles as they are described in their chronicles.’

Alec Frank-Gemmill & Alasdair Beatson - A Noble and Melancholy Instrument (2017)

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Alec Frank-Gemmill & Alasdair Beatson - A Noble and Melancholy Instrument (2017)

Alec Frank-Gemmill & Alasdair Beatson - A Noble and Melancholy Instrument (2017)
Music for horns and pianos of the 19th century

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2228 SACD | Time: 01:05:56

The 19th century saw huge developments in the design of many musical instruments. In some cases changes were adopted more or less universally: the fortepiano that Mozart knew, a five-octave instrument constructed entirely of wood, had by around 1900 grown into the modern grand piano with over seven octaves and a cast-iron frame. With other instruments, progress was less streamlined. As late as 1865, the natural, valveless horn of Beethoven's time remained the instrument of choice for Brahms when he wrote his famous Horn Trio, and when valves began to be introduced, makers and musicians in Germany, France and Vienna favoured different solutions, offering different results in terms of sound and requiring different playing techniques. The present disc is a unique combination of recital and history lesson, with a young British team performing music from between 1800 and 1942 on no less than eight different historic instruments: four horns and four pianos.

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10] - Giovanna d'Arco; Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)

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Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10] - Giovanna d'Arco;  Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)

Gioachino Rossini Edition 50 CDs [Part 10]: Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz - Giovanna d'Arco et Ariette rare; Lella Cuberli, Luciana Serra, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Victoria de los Angeles, Samuel Ramey, Lawrence Brownlee, Max Emanuel Cencic, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jennifer Larmore, Thomas Hampson, Gerald Moore, Bruno Bartoletti, Alberto Zedda, Malcolm Sargent, Thomas Beecham, Claudio Scimone, Michael Hofstetter, Lamberto Gardelli, Jörg Faerber, Enrique Mazzola, Gabrile Ferro, Giuliano Carella - Arias, Songs & Orchestral Music (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Total time: 77:06+65:42+70:09+79:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295611156 | Recorded: 1956-2015

The most comprehensive edition devoted to Gioachino Rossini marking his 150th anniversary.
Born in 1792, Rossini was the most popular opera composer of his time. Although he retired from the Opera scene in 1829, he continued to compose in other genres, including sacred music, piano and chamber works. He did gather his late works under the ironic title Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age), which veils a true collection of masterworks.

Christa Ludwig - Les introuvables de Christa Ludwig (1992) (Repost)

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Christa Ludwig - Les introuvables de Christa Ludwig (1992) (Repost)

Christa Ludwig - Les introuvables de Christa Ludwig (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:52:28 | 1.3 Gb
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 64074

She sang all the major mezzo roles, and also some in the dramatic soprano repertory, notably Leonora in Fidelio, Lady Macbeth and the Marschallin. Her voice is a rich, expressive mezzo capable of dramatic incisiveness and even throughout its considerable range. Her upper register in mezzo music is excintingly projected. Although this compilation is composed of different recordings in different settings in different years, all of them show a young Ludwig when she had not yet acquired her prime and her status of, arguably, the best mezzo of the world, which would arrive in the years to come.

Frederic Chaslin, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2005)

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Frederic Chaslin, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2005)

Frédéric Chaslin, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana - Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.17 + 4.03 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 159 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese, Japanese

Les Contes d’Hoffmann is a great, unfinished masterpiece. In 1880 Hoffenbach’s health began to deteriorate rapidly. Les Contes d’Hoffmann had already been programmed for the 1880/81 season of the Opéra-Comique but Offenbach was having a hard time finishing it and worked only in the moments of respite from his illness. he died on October 5th, leaving the opera incomplete (we still do not know to what extent). And so Ernest Guiraud, a ”specialist” who had already transformed into recitatives the spoken parts of Bizet’s Carmen, was called to finish the task. The opera was first staged at the Opéra-Comique on 10th February 1881 and met with great success. Soon it was being performed in the most important theatres of the world. Our edition has an Italian cast of exceptional quality, in which stand out the amazing voice of Desirée Rancatore, the extraordinary artistry of Ruggiero Raimondi and the fascinating direction of Pier Luigi Pizzi.Pizzi, one of today’s most creative directors.

Paul Dombrecht, Jos van Immerseel - The Virtuoso Romantic Oboe: Schumann, Kalliwoda, Pixis (1999)

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Paul Dombrecht, Jos van Immerseel - The Virtuoso Romantic Oboe: Schumann, Kalliwoda, Pixis (1999)

Paul Dombrecht, Jos van Immerseel - The Virtuoso Romantic Oboe: Schumann, Kalliwoda, Pixis (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 51:40 | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Accent | Catalog: 78330

This CD is probably unique. The oboe was relegated in the romantic age as the clarinet gained favour. So there are few chamber works for oboe from this period, and those that exist are rarely recorded. But to have several of these pieces on one disc and played so well on period instruments makes this a real treat. The instruments are an 1850 Triebert oboe and Erard pianoforte. These are not so different technically from their modern counterparts, but in these musicians' hands they deliver a warm, distinctive sound that would be hard to emulate with modern instruments.

Hermann Baumann - Glière, Saint-Saëns, Dukas, Chabrier (2010)

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Hermann Baumann - Glière, Saint-Saëns, Dukas, Chabrier (2010)

Hermann Baumann - Glière, Saint-Saëns, Dukas, Chabrier (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 45:59 | 204 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416 380-2

The Glière is the most ambitious work here, running for nearly 23 minutes, almost a record length for a horn concerto. It is very florid and romantic—its unlikely model is Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, to which it comes nearest in the finale which is a lively Russian dance. Although some of the material is ingenuous, notably the march rhythm of the first movement, it is quite a jolly piece and has much in common with the Richard Strauss concertos. Otherwise the best known work is the Dukas Villanelle which Dennis Brain liked to play, and which is attractively diverse in mood and style, although essentially a miniature.

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2011 (2012)

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Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2011 (2012)

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2011 (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:45:24 | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5099964470

The Martha Argerich Project, presented annually at Lugano, Switzerland, has yielded many exciting sets of live recordings for EMI, all starring its namesake but prominently featuring many musicians she enjoys working with, both established artists and rising talents. Live from Lugano 2011 encapsulates the tenth of these festivals, and this three-disc package offers selections by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Ravel, and a name new to many of the participants: Juliusz Zarebski. This 19th century Polish composer is represented by a piano quintet he composed a few months before his death in 1885 at age 31, and Argerich has recorded this piece for the first time here.