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Leonard Bernstein - Verdi: Falstaff (2014)

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Leonard Bernstein - Verdi: Falstaff (2014)

Leonard Bernstein - Verdi: Falstaff (2014)
MP3 320 kbps | 02:05:50 min | Covers included | 283 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classical

Bernstein's Falstaff is one of the best from the point of view of conducting, with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau a thoughtful fat knight, and the supporting cast containing some worthwhile stand-outs.

Jean Sibelius - Piano Music Vol. 1 - Havard Gimse (1999) {Naxos 8.553899}

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Jean Sibelius - Piano Music Vol. 1 - Havard Gimse (1999) {Naxos 8.553899}

Jean Sibelius - Piano Music Vol. 1 - Håvard Gimse (1999) {Naxos 8.553899}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
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© 1999 Naxos / HNH International | 8.553899
Classical / Late Romantic / Early Modern / Piano

The Sonata and Impromptus are early and come from the year in which the first version of En Saga was composed. The Sonata has a genuine sense of forward movement and some of its ideas are appealing. The Op. 24 Pieces were written at various times between 1894 and 1903. The Norwegian pianist Håvard Gimse has consistent tonal beauty and unfailing musicianship. He is imaginative and has the kind of natural eloquence which allows the music to speak for itself yet still makes it sound fresh and unsentimental. This is distinguished playing and a strong recommendation at any price level.

London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Larkin - Original 19th Century Music For Brass (1991)

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London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Larkin - Original 19th Century Music For Brass (1991)

London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Larkin - Original 19th Century Music For Brass (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:13 | 227 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66470

An enterprising and extremely well-documented record, this collection is a distinct success. I listened to it both at a properly high volume, and late in the evening at a low level, when the illusion of the brass in the distance was just as real. The opening Dvorak Fanfare looks back to earlier times. The writing for natural trumpets is designedly primitive, but the composer's allusion to the Austro-Hungarian anthem is wittily engraved in the structure, and its familiarity makes one smile.

The Nash Ensemble - Elgar: Violin Sonata, Piano Quintet (2007)

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The Nash Ensemble - Elgar: Violin Sonata, Piano Quintet (2007)

The Nash Ensemble - Elgar: Violin Sonata, Piano Quintet (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:30 | 262 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDH55301

The late chamber music of fin de siècle English composer Edward Elgar is as melodic and personal as any he ever wrote, but because it is also more emotionally elusive than his earlier symphonies and concertos, his chamber music is much less frequently performed and recorded. This disc by members of London's Nash Ensemble coupling the three-movement, 25-minute-long Violin Sonata in E minor with the three-movement, nearly 40-minute-long Piano Quintet in A minor is a wonderful introduction to both works.

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano (2006) (Repost)

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Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano (2006) (Repost)

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 63:03 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1429

On the evidence of this sensational disc, it seems clear that Sharon Bezaly is a flutist virtually without peer in the world today. The only serious competition for top position comes from Emmanuel Pahud, also a superb artist but one whose discography, fine enough in and of itself, fails to rise to Bezaly's level either in terms of imaginative programming or in its commitment to commissioning and recording worthy new works for the instrument./quote]

Baiba Skride, City of Birmingham SO, Andris Nelsons - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir Russe (2008)

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Baiba Skride, City of Birmingham SO, Andris Nelsons - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir Russe (2008)

Baiba Skride (violin) - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir Russe (2008)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697214232 | Time: 01:07:47

Latvian violinist Baiba Skride proffers a collection of works for violin and orchestra by Tchaikovsky, the composer for which she feels the greatest affinity. Featuring the Violin Concerto, the album also includes Skride's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's triptych Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42 in this rarely-heard version for violin and orchestra. She completes her musical souvenir album of the great Russian composer with two pieces from Swan Lake.

Yo-Yo Ma ‎- The Dvořák Album (2004)

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Yo-Yo Ma ‎- The Dvořák Album (2004)

Yo-Yo Ma ‎- The Dvořák Album (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:12 | 263 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SK 92858

With adventurous crossover projects coming one after another from Yo-Yo Ma, it's nice to be able to revisit some of the performances that brought him to the top of the heap among cellists and among classical musicians in general. This disc includes Dvorák performances by Ma from various 1990s discs, with his lovely 1995 reading of the Cello Concerto in B minor, with Kurt Masur leading the New York Philharmonic, as the centerpiece.

Yundi - Chopin - Ballades, Berceuse & Mazurkas (2016) {Mercury Classics-Deutsche Grammophon}

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Yundi - Chopin - Ballades, Berceuse & Mazurkas (2016) {Mercury Classics-Deutsche Grammophon}

Yundi - Chopin - Ballades, Berceuse & Mazurkas (2016) {Mercury Classics-Deutsche Grammophon}
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© 2016 Mercury Classics / Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 481 2443
Classical / Romantic / Piano

Yundi, the Chinese dazzling pianist acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal for his - poetic depth and patrician elegance - continues his award-winning exploration of the works of Chopin with a new recording of the Ballades, and by embarking on a major international tour. If precedent is a guide, both are expected to cause massive excitement among his fans. For his new all-Chopin recording, Yundi performs the Opus 17 set of four Mazurkas, the Berceuse (Op 57), and all four Ballades. The latter works were composed between 1831 and 1842, and contain some of the composers most operatic writing, as well as his most challenging technical demands.

Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, Mstislav Rostropovich - Haydn, Mozart, Schumann: Piano Trios (2007)

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Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, Mstislav Rostropovich - Haydn, Mozart, Schumann: Piano Trios (2007)

Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann: Piano Trios (2007)
Emil Gilels, piano; Leonid Kogan, violin; Mstislav Rostropovich, cello

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00547 | Time: 01:01:50

The history of the Russian chamber ensemble of the middle of the 20th century, in all possibility, did not know a more intricate yet remarkable brilliant group of musicians than the celebrated trio of Emil Gilels. Leonid Kogan and Mstislav Rostropovich. All to different in their essence were these three artistic individualities – these three virtuosos, spoilt children of fortune, who were brought together at various stages of disclosure of their outstanding talents. At that, there was not a great difference between their respective ages – Gilels was born in 1916, Kogan was born in 1924 and Rostropovich was born in 1927. Nonetheless, whereas Gilels was already able to reconsider and revise in many ways his principles of work, departing further and further from a pure demonstration of capabilities of his breathtaking technique, Rostropovich and Kogan were still passing through their lengthy period of thrill over their virtuosic powers, affecting their audiences in a straightforward manner.

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano, Vol.2 (2010)

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Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano, Vol.2 (2010)

Sharon Bezaly, Ronald Brautigam - Masterworks for Flute and Piano, Vol.2 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:23 | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1729

Reinecke's work is a musical re-telling of the well-known story of Undine, the water spirit who marries a knight, but is betrayed and takes her revenge on him. Frank Martin's virtuosic Ballade (1939) features an acrobatic flute cadenza, roaming melismas and irrepressible cascades, generating a compelling sense of drama. In 1945, while in exile during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, Martinu composed his Flute Sonata, in which the virtues of his distinct musical language are plain to hear - lyrical lines, a rhythmic drive which is both energetic and lively and an effective use of tone colour.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1987) (Repost)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1987) (Repost)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:13 | 193 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 417 613-2

Rachmaninov's opus 1, his first piano concerto, deserves to be heard more often. The opening bars have that heroic sound that raises the hair on the back of the neck. Indeed those first moments rank alongside those of the Grieg and Tchaikovsky piano concertos for their ability to thrill. Ashkenazy's breathtaking playing on a superb piano is matched by that of the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Haitink's direction.

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance, Mazurek (2013) (Repost)

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Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance, Mazurek (2013) (Repost)

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance, Mazurek (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:08 | 261 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 479 1984 GH

Even though Anne-Sophie Mutter recorded most of the great violin concertos early in her career, working closely with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic, she hadn't recorded the Violin Concerto in A minor of Antonín Dvorák. This 2013 recording with Manfred Honeck and the Berlin Philharmonic fills that gap in her legacy, and this is an exceptionally bright and passionate performance, well worth the wait.

I Solisti Italiani - Mendelssohn: Octet Op.20, Sinfonia No.6, 10 (2007) (Repost)

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I Solisti Italiani - Mendelssohn: Octet Op.20, Sinfonia No.6, 10 (2007) (Repost)

I Solisti Italiani - Mendelssohn: Octet Op.20, Sinfonia No.6, 10 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:15 | 329 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: DENON | Catalog: COCO-70889

I Solisti Veneti is one of the first rank of small Italian chamber orchestras with modern instruments. Founded in Padua in 1959 by Claudio Scimone, it has made a reputation especially with Italian Baroque music, recording many works by Antonio Vivaldi, Tomaso Albinoni, Francesco Geminiani, Benedetto Marcello and Giuseppe Tartini. Giuliano Carmignola and Piero Toso were two of the soloists in the ensemble. The group has made over 300 recordings, many on the Erato record label. A number of these were first-ever recordings of works of Vivaldi, Albinoni and Rossini.

Leonidas Kavakos, Enrico Pace - Virtuoso (2016)

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Leonidas Kavakos, Enrico Pace - Virtuoso (2016)

Leonidas Kavakos, Enrico Pace - Virtuoso (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:47 | 311 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: B002454402

Collections of encores are commonplace in the recording catalogs, but violinist Leonidas Kavakos comes up with something new here: a collection of showstoppers. With a couple of little Russian tunes from Stravinsky to ramp up, and Fritz Kreisler's arrangement of Dvorák's Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101, No. 7, to wind things down, the rest is a nonstop cavalcade of extreme violin, with the various national traditions of the great virtuosos (Sarasate, Wieniawski) and composer showpieces (Richard Strauss and, unexpectedly, Benjamin Britten) providing variety.

Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012) (Repost)

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Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012) (Repost)

Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:49 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | Catalog: ONYX 4089

The outstanding young German pianist Joseph Moog makes his debut on ONYX with a superb disc of two great Russian piano concertos that have had very different fates. Anton Rubinstein s 4th was once one of the most famous and popular concertos in the repertoire, and many of the major virtuosos performed this work into the early years of the 20th century when the composer s other works vanished from the concert hall.