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Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Bruckner: Symphony No. 5  (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27911 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 76 min | 21,8 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 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 76 min | 5,82 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

The Süddeutsche Zeitung summed up this highly acclaimed performance of Bruckner's monumental Fifth Symphony by saying: “Both Bruckner’s belief in God, as it majestically wells up out of the chorale of the Fifth, and his deeply tragic world view, collide with one another in Barenboim’s interpretation”. The operatic experience of the conductor was almost tangible, revealing the “sheer dramatic instrumental battle between Bruckner’s God and the Devil – between heaven and hell – without betraying Bruckner’s unerring sense of striking proportions.” The release of this “contrapuntal masterpiece” (as Bruckner, not without pride, referred to this work) is part of Daniel Barenboim’s Bruckner cycle with the renowned Staatskapelle Berlin.

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4  (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (2012) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25978 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 69 min | 18,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3884 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 69 min | 5,26 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

Daniel Barenboim is an expert in exploiting the impact of cyclical performances of composers’ works: This time he focuses his sharp intellect on all six of Anton Bruckner’s mature symphonies. Der Tagesspiegel described Barenboim’s performance of the works with the Staatskapelle Berlin on six nearly consecutive evenings in June 2010 as a “superhuman” accomplishment and went on to praise how: “His Bruckner is conceived and performed very theatrically, like an opera without words.”Bruckner’s famous “Romantic” Symphony No. 4 forms the prelude to a spectacular DVD series from Accentus Music and Unitel Classica, exploring Bruckner’s symphonic cosmos.

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Elegies (1986)

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Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Elegies (1986)

Kim Kashkashian, Robert Levin - Elegies (1986)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:35 | 191 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: 827 744-2

This elegiac music seems very well-suited to the dark sound of the viola. Kashkashian plays it simply and very expressively, without slides or sentimentality; glowing and shimmering, her tone is pure, warm, inflected. The program has great variety. Britten's mournful Lachrymae (Reflections on a Song of John Dowland) comes to an agitated climax and ends with an old chorale. Vaughan Williams's Romance is a peaceful pastoral; Carter's Elegy is somber, gentle, and hardly dissonant; Glasunov's Elegy is very romantic. Liszt's Romance is very rhetorical–half recitation, half lamentation–but ends serenely.

Delta Piano Trio - Taneyev & Borodin: Piano Trios (2017)

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Delta Piano Trio - Taneyev & Borodin: Piano Trios (2017)

Delta Piano Trio - Taneyev & Borodin: Piano Trios (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:42 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573561

Sergey Taneyev was a distinguished pianist and influential educator, succeeding Tchaikovsky as professor at the Moscow Conservatory and counting Scriabin and Rachmaninov among his students. The Piano Trio Op. 22 is a demonstration of Taneyev’s technical skill, filled with subtle use of counterpoint, lyrical expressiveness and virtuoso fireworks. Alexander Borodin was a leading member of the ‘Mighty Handful’, and his incomplete but brilliant Piano Trio was seen by Glinka as setting a precedent in the genre for its deeply Russian character.

Hélène Grimaud - Memory (2018)

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Hélène Grimaud - Memory (2018)

Hélène Grimaud - Memory (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 176 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 Mb | 00:51:36
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Hélène Grimaud’s new album MEMORY can be thought as an invitation to mindfulness.

Pavel Klinichev, The Bolshoi Ballet, Nina Kaptsova, Artem Ovcharenko - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (2011) [Blu-ray]

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Pavel Klinichev, The Bolshoi Ballet, Nina Kaptsova, Artem Ovcharenko - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (2011) [Blu-ray]

Pavel Klinichev, Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, Nina Kaptsova, Artem Ovcharenko - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (2011) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 103 min | 22,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2502 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 103 min | 5,58 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | BelAir

A masterpiece of classical dance, and a Christmas favourite with audiences everywhere, this Nutcracker is a magical version of the score by Tchaikovsky filmed at the Bolshoi Theatre. Since its première in Saint-Petersburg in 1892, The Nutcracker has been one of the most successful classical ballets and Tchaikovsky's score has become one of his most famous compositions. Yuri Grigorovich deals with Hoffmann s fantastic imagery and takes ideas from Marius Petipa s scenario: battle of the mice, snowflakes flurry, character dances executed by the dolls that came to life… The most talented soloists of the Bolshoi Ballet appear in this production including Nina Kaptsova (Marie) and Artem Ovcharenko (the Nutcracker Prince) and Denis Savin (Drosselmeyer).

The Schubert Ensemble of London - Ernő Dohnányi: Piano Quintets, Serenade for String Trio (2012) (Repost)

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The Schubert Ensemble of London - Ernő Dohnányi: Piano Quintets, Serenade for String Trio (2012) (Repost)

The Schubert Ensemble of London - Ernő Dohnányi: Piano Quintets, Serenade for String Trio (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 75:49 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDH55412

This review is actually to mention and comment briefly on competing recordings of Dohnanyi chamber works, primarily the First Piano Quintet, an amazing, melodic, well-crafted work from Dohnányi's student years and his Opus 1. Every movement has its felicities, including the catchy final movement with its 5/4 meter and obligatory fugal ending. There are competing versions of that work recorded by the Gabrieli Quartet with Wolfgang Manz, piano; the Vanbrugh Quartet, with Martin Roscoe, piano; and the Takacs Quartet with András Schiff.

Pavel Klinichev, The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Svetlana Lunkina, Dmitry Gudanov - Adam: Giselle (2011) [Blu-ray]

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Pavel Klinichev, The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Svetlana Lunkina, Dmitry Gudanov - Adam: Giselle (2011) [Blu-ray]

Pavel Klinichev, The Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Svetlana Lunkina, Dmitry Gudanov - Adam: Giselle (2011) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22990 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 108 min | 21,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2389 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 108 min | 5,87 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | BelAir

The Bolshoi Ballet troupe in Yuri Grigorovich’s version of the romantic masterpiece 'Giselle', at last available in HD. First performed in 1841, 'Giselle' was an immediate hit. With music by Adolphe Adam and a libretto by Théophile Gautier and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, the ballet touches on the great romantic themes: local colour, a pastoral love affair doomed to end in tragedy, a plunge into fantasy and redemption through the power of love. Learning that Albrecht, her beloved, is in fact a nobleman engaged to be married to a princess, the naive peasant girl Giselle dies. The Queen of the Wilis – the spirits of deceased young virgins– decides that Albrecht should follow Giselle to the grave, and condemns him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. But Giselle’s spirit dances with him and saves him.

Brahms, Verdi - Streichquartette - Artemis Quartett (2008)

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Brahms, Verdi - Streichquartette - Artemis Quartett (2008)

Brahms, Verdi - Streichquartette - Artemis Quartett (2008)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 240 MB | Artwork: 72 MB @ 600dpi | TT: 57:26 | Recovery: 5%
Genre: Classical | Style: Chamber music | Label: Ars Musici | Release date: 17-10-2008 | Catalog:

This, then, is a disc that contains two very satisfying performances of two wonderful quartets. Recorded sound is natural.

Misha Keylin - Vieuxtemps: Violin Concertos Nos. 1-7, Fantasia Appassionata, Ballade et Polonaise (1997, 2000, 2003, 2010)

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Misha Keylin - Vieuxtemps: Violin Concertos Nos. 1-7, Fantasia Appassionata, Ballade et Polonaise (1997, 2000, 2003, 2010)

Misha Keylin - Vieuxtemps: Violin Concertos Nos. 1-7, Fantasia Appassionata, Ballade et Polonaise (1997, 2000, 2003, 2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,12 Gb | Total time: 57:22+70:03+64:56+62:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.554114/8.554506/8.557016/8.570974 | Recorded: 1995, 1999, 2000, 2008

Vieuxtemps was a towering figure in the long line of master 19th-century violinist composers, from Viotti, Rode, Bériot and Paganini to Wieniawski, Kreisler and Ysaÿe, and one of the first to use the full Romantic orchestral palette in the composition of works with soloist.

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Otello (2018) [BDRip]

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Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Otello (2018) [BDRip]

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Otello (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 148 min | 8,02 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classical | Sub: English, French, German, Italian

‘Jonas Kaufmann Sings an ‘Otello’ for the Ages’- New York Times. On a sweltering night at London’s Royal Opera House in June 2017, Jonas Kaufmann made his debut performance as Otello - one of the most coveted and challenging roles in the tenor operatic repertoire. The Guardian commented on his performance: “Kaufmann thrills in a dark, expres-sionistic staging”. This new production by director Keith Warner presents a simultaneously modern and abstract approach to one of Verdi’s greatest operas.

Fritz Wunderlich, Josef Muller-Mayen, Rolf Reinhardt & Hubert Giesen - Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert & Others: Lieder (2018)

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Fritz Wunderlich, Josef Muller-Mayen, Rolf Reinhardt & Hubert Giesen - Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert & Others: Lieder (2018)

Fritz Wunderlich, Josef Muller-Mayen, Rolf Reinhardt & Hubert Giesen - Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert & Others: Lieder (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 664 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 364 Mb | 02:38:45
Classical, Vocal | Label: SWR Music

This seventh volume in the series 'Fritz Wunderlich – The SWR Recordings' focuses on the singer's legacy of lieder, which he began performing early in his career. Wunderlich's performance of Schumann's Dichterliebe, recorded live at the 1965 Schwetzingen Festival, was considered by the singer himself to be one of his best interpretations ever. The pianist was Hubert Giesen, one of the most distinguished accompanists of his era. He worked closely with Wunderlich, who was already an international star at the time. This compilation provides a unique overview of Wunderlich's lieder performances – from the start of his career until his tragic and untimely death.

Josu de Solaun - Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2018)

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Josu de Solaun - Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2018)

Josu de Solaun - Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:33:32 | 489 Mb
Classical | Label: Grand Piano Records

This set of George Enescu’s solo piano music traces a fascinating musical arc from his precocious years in Vienna and Paris, where he absorbed Brahmsian and French late-Romantic influences, notably in the Impromptus, to the brilliantly mercurial Piano Sonata No. 3. Whether in the Pièces impromptues, eloquent character pieces, or in the oceanic Piano Sonata No. 1, Enescu remains, in Pablo Casals’ words, 'the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart', his unique musical language embracing Bach as well as the abiding vitality, and melancholy, of his native Romanian folk music.

Susanna Phillips, Shenyang & Brian Zeger - Schubert: Songs & Duets (2018)

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Susanna Phillips, Shenyang & Brian Zeger - Schubert: Songs & Duets (2018)

Susanna Phillips, Shenyang & Brian Zeger - Schubert: Songs & Duets (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:23 | 152 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Delos Music

These seldom-heard Schubert lieder—setting verses by German poets including Schiller and Goethe—reflect the Romantic-era’s artistic obsession with the classical myths and literature of ancient Greece. The resulting songs and duets reveal levels of fantasy and nobility rarely found among Schubert’s nearly 700 lieder.

Giuseppina Bridelli & Alessandro Marangoni - Rossini: Piano Music, Vol. 10 (2018)

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Giuseppina Bridelli & Alessandro Marangoni - Rossini: Piano Music, Vol. 10 (2018)

Giuseppina Bridelli & Alessandro Marangoni - Rossini: Piano Music, Vol. 10 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 274 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | 01:07:15
Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos Records

Rossini considered the ‘mezzo’ voice to be his ideal, stating that ‘the contralto is the norm against which the other voices and instruments of the composition must be gauged.’ Containing numerous premiere recordings, this penultimate release in Alessandro Marangoni’s acclaimed traversal of Rossini’s complete piano music is vibrant with national colours from France, Italy and Spain, and rich in emotions of sadness and love, from the tragic Adieux à la vie! sung on a single note, to the sustained operatic embellishments of Questo palpito soave.