Subcategories

Roberto Alagna - Essentials (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Roberto Alagna - Essentials (2020)

Roberto Alagna - Essentials (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 486 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 212 Mb | 01:32:38
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Roberto Alagna, (born June 7, 1963, Clichy-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis, France), French operatic lyric tenor who became known for both his vocal qualities and his flamboyant acting style.

Halle Orchestra & Choir, Sir John Barbirolli, Soloists - Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (1999) 2 CDs

Posted By: Designol
Halle Orchestra & Choir, Sir John Barbirolli, Soloists - Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (1999) 2 CDs

Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (1999) 2 CDs
Richard Lewis, tenor; Dame Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Kim Borg, bass
Hallé Orchestra & Choir; Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus; Ambrosian Singers;
conducted by Sir John Barbirolli

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 240 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Oratorio | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 73579 2 0 | Time: 01:38:16

'The Dream of Gerontius' is probably Edward Elgar's masterpiece and certainly one of the glories of the English oratorio tradition. A setting of Cardinal Newman's poem about a man's death and the journey of his soul toward heaven, it is one of the most heartwarming affirmations of faith and salvation in all of music and also a work of great intensity and passion, influenced by both Mahler and Italian opera. Several great British conductors have left their mark on 'Gerontius,' but none was more strongly associated with it than Sir John Barbirolli, who directed it many times before making this famous recording, which he regarded as a testament of his own faith, in 1964. While Barbirolli's Halle Orchestra and the combined choirs distinguish themselves mightily, the crowning asset of this vividly dramatic reading is Janet Baker's glowing performance as the Angel, a breath of life which makes an already powerful experience unforgettable.

Andrea Bocelli - The Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere (2007)

Posted By: popsakov
Andrea Bocelli - The Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere (2007)

Andrea Bocelli - The Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 420 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans ~ 84 Mb | 01:08:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Pop, Vocal | Sugar S.r.l. / Universal Music #0602517466807

The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere is the first greatest hits album released by Italian pop tenor Andrea Bocelli. It includes five new studio recordings and was internationally released by Sugar on 22 October 2007. Included are duets with Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman, Giorgia and Laura Pausini.

St. Florianer Sangerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor - Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus (2017) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
St. Florianer Sangerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor - Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus (2017) [Re-Up]

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus etc (2017)
St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria; Gunar Letzbor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Accent | # ACC24325 | Time: 00:59:08

Several masses with large orchestration attest to the outstanding compositional skills of the Salzburg master Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) in coping with large ensembles. As usual in Salzburg, Biber expects polychoral performances. The church music at the Salzburg cathedral drew its orientation from the performance practice in Venice. The Missa Alleluia was probably composed after 1690 and certainly before 1698, because a manuscript was made in Kremsmunster that year. The original score and sheets from Salzburg are lost. Excellent copies have been preserved at the Upper Austrian abbey at Kremsmunster: they serve as a basis for the present recording. Biber has fully exploited the possibilities of Baroque Instrumentation in the Missa Alleluia: a chorus with 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors and 2 bass voices grants him a large number of combinations of voices and thus constant change of timbre. The strings choir also has six parts, with both violins often conducted virtuosically. A chorus with 3 trumpets and 2 cornetti is even surpassed in tonal mass by the chorus composed of 2 clarini, 4 trumpets, and timpani. This large number of trumpets emphasizes the cheerful character of the work and is very luxurious by Austrian standards.

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (2018)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (2018)

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 382 Mb | Total time: 104:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: San Francisco Symphony | SFS0074 | Recorded: 2017

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring unsurpassed storytelling and musicality to their latest recording on the Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label: Berlioz’s dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette. With a narrative that Berlioz deemed “too beautiful, too musical” to not be performed, this impassioned orchestral scoring of love and despair is further enriched by the vocals of Sasha Cooke, Nicholas Phan, Luca Pisaroni, and the SFS Chorus. Available in studio master-quality on two-disc SACD and for digital download and streaming.

José Miguel Moreno - The Spanish Guitar [12CDs] (2019)

Posted By: ArlegZ
José Miguel Moreno - The Spanish Guitar [12CDs] (2019)

José Miguel Moreno - The Spanish Guitar [12CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,94 Gb | Total time: 13:10:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 920114 | Recorded: 1991-2004

With a capaciously-filled boxset of a dozen CDs made up of attractive individual programmes and entitled The Spanish Guitar, Glossa reintroduces the superb playing of José Miguel Moreno. And with recordings from 1991-2004 which still sound fresh and vivid today. A new essay and all the sung texts are included in the physical booklet that completes this limited-edition set.

Diana Damrau, Mariss Jansons, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Richard Strauss: Vier Letzte Lieder; Lieder (2020)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Diana Damrau, Mariss Jansons, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Richard Strauss: Vier Letzte Lieder; Lieder (2020)

Diana Damrau, Helmut Deutsch, Mariss Jansons, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Richard Strauss: Vier Letzte Lieder; Lieder (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 73:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato ‎| # 0190295303464 | Recorded: 2019

For me, Strauss is one of the greatest composers," Diana Damrau has said. "The way he handles the soprano voice is a joy. And to be able to sing his music with my voice feels like coming home." The centrepiece of this album of Strauss songs is the sublime Vier letzte Lieder, in which Damrau - born and trained in Bavaria - joins forces with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and it's long-standing Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons. Her partner in a tempting and diverse selection of songs with piano is Helmut Deutsch. "Not only is Strauss's music gorgeous," says Damrau, "there's the way he combines words and notes - and the psychology.

VA - Celebrate Beethoven: Vocal (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
VA - Celebrate Beethoven: Vocal (2020)

VA - Celebrate Beethoven: Vocal (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 318 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 194 Mb | 01:24:45
Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos Records

BEETHOVEN 250: One of twelve monthly Digital Exclusive releases that focus on and celebrate a particular aspect of Beethoven’s work. This release highlights Beethoven’s contribution to the vocal genre with folksong arrangements and original songs.

Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121; Lieder Und Gesange Op.32 (2016)

Posted By: Designol
Matthias Goerne, Christoph Eschenbach - Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange Op.121; Lieder Und Gesange Op.32 (2016)

Johannes Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesänge Op.121; Lieder Und Gesänge Op.32 (2016)
Matthias Goerne, baritone; Christoph Eschenbach, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Artwork included | 00:55:47
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902174

It's the late Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121, that get the big print on the cover of this release by the awe-inspiring baritone Matthias Goerne, but actually the music on the album falls into a neat early-middle-late classification scheme. The group of middle-period settings of poetry by Heinrich Heine doesn't even get graphics on the cover, but these are fascinating. Brahms wrote a lot of songs, but you couldn't do better than the selection and performances here for a cornerstone collection item. Beyond the sheer beauty of Goerne's voice is an ability to shift gears to match how Brahms' style evolved. If you want to hear his real slashing, operatic high notes, check out the Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 32, settings of poems by the minor poets Georg Friedrich Daumer and Karl August Graf von Platen. These rather overwrought texts add up to a kind of slimmed-down Winterreise, and they catch the spirit of the still-young Brahms with his strong passions, elegantly controlled. The Heine settings, which come from several different sets of lieder, are not that often heard and are in some ways the most compelling of the group here.

Brice Sailly, Clematis, Stéphanie de Failly & Julie Roset - Nun danket alle Gott (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Brice Sailly, Clematis, Stéphanie de Failly & Julie Roset - Nun danket alle Gott (2020)

Brice Sailly, Clematis, Stéphanie de Failly & Julie Roset - Nun danket alle Gott (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 294 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:09
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Ricercar, Outhere Music

With its ciaconna bass, Hammerschmidt’s sacred concerto Nun danket alle Gott perfectly exemplifies the programme of this recording devoted to the influences of the Italian Baroque on the works of seventeenth-century Lutheran composers. The vast majority of the repertory gathered here comes once again from the exceptionally rich library assembled at the end of the seventeenth century by Gustav Düben, organist of the German Church in Stockholm. His collection contains the only known copy of a Confitebor tibi Domine by Claudio Monteverdi. Other composers such as Bernhard and Rosenmüller had very close links with Italy and were among those who helped to disseminate Italian practices in the German-speaking lands.

Gabriel Garrido, Ensemble Elyma - Il Secolo d'Oro nel Nuovo Mondo (1992)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Gabriel Garrido, Ensemble Elyma - Il Secolo d'Oro nel Nuovo Mondo (1992)

Gabriel Garrido, Ensemble Elyma - Il Secolo d'Oro nel Nuovo Mondo: Villancicos e Orationes del '600 Latino-Americano (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 349 Mb | Total time: 62:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Symphonia ‎| # SY 91S05 | Recorded: 1991

Just listening to soprano María Cristina Kiehr in her early collaborations with Gabriel Garrido is a sheer pleasure! Garrido is the big “discoverer” of music created in Latin America after the arrival of the “conquistadores” – this music bears strong traditional flavours, while at the same time reflecting the strong influences from Spain (especially) and Portugal. A big line-up of fine singers and instrumentalists supports the reconstruction of an essential repertory.

Kirill Petrenko, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert 2019: An Evening With Broadway Melodies (2020) [Blu-Ray]

Posted By: Vilboa
Kirill Petrenko, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert 2019: An Evening With Broadway Melodies (2020) [Blu-Ray]

Kirill Petrenko, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year’s Eve Concert 2019: An Evening With Broadway Melodies (2020) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21379 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 106 min | 21,6 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3646 kbps / 24-bit
––––––
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 106 min | 5,73 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, Korean, Japanese

The Berliner Philharmoniker played under the baton of their new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko for the first time at the New Year’s Eve concert – presenting a vibrant facet to Petrenko’s repertoire. The program takes us on a musical journey to the USA: with dances from Bernstein’s West Side Story and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Moreover, it features star soprano Diana Damrau in captivating musical songs.

Anna Prohaska, Lautten Compagney, Wolfgang Katschner - Bach: Redemption (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Anna Prohaska, Lautten Compagney, Wolfgang Katschner - Bach: Redemption (2020)

Anna Prohaska, Lautten Compagney, Wolfgang Katschner - Bach: Redemption (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:19:50 | 185 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Anna Prohaska asked Wolfgang Katschner and the Lautten Compagney at the outset of the coronavirus crisis whether they shouldn’t spontaneously organize a musical get-together in this period. This has now resulted in #ERLÖSUNG/REDEMPTION, a sequence of music selected solely from Bach cantatas, compiled in keeping with the aforenamed conceptual association. We see the motto ERLÖSUNG/REDEMPTION as having multiple meanings, for instance: can music give us consolation in times of sickness and crisis; can it open up emotional and contemplative spaces for us; is it redemptive for us as musicians to be the “Instruments” in engendering music and therefore spirituality… ? Besides Anna as soloist and three other singers, we cast a larger group of musicians – around twenty instrumentalists – which stands for the lautten compagney and communes in accompanying the arias Anna sings, hence also initiating a statement or a kind of living sign of a collective such as the ensemble normally represents.

Russell Oberlin, Thomas Dunn, Baroque Chamber Orchestra - Handel Arias (2007)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Russell Oberlin, Thomas Dunn, Baroque Chamber Orchestra - Handel Arias (2007)

Russell Oberlin, Thomas Dunn, Baroque Chamber Orchestra - Handel Arias (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 270 Mb | Total time: 47:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon ‎| # 477 6541 | Recorded: 1959

Oberlin is a native of Akron, OH, who, despite his birthdate (1928), is a contemporary to falsetto countertenor Alfred Deller – Oberlin also began his recording career right around 1950. Unlike Deller, countertenor is Oberlin's true range, and unlike Deller, he did not stick around to make recordings when his voice was past its prime; in the mid-'60s Oberlin quit singing and went into education. While Oberlin is not quite forgotten, relatively few plaudits and reissues have come his way.

Philippe Jaroussky, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli (2013)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Philippe Jaroussky, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli (2013)

Philippe Jaroussky, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Nicola Porpora: Arias for Farinelli (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 70:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato ‎| # 50999 9341302 2 | Recorded: 2012

Italian composer Nicola Porpora is mainly a footnote in the history books these days, noted as Haydn's teacher, but in his day he was a rival to Handel and wrote a good deal of music for the celebrated castrato Carlo Broschi, aka, Farinelli. That music is sampled here by the startlingly soprano-like French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, and listeners are likely to feel that it's been unjustly neglected. Jaroussky sounds great, his creamy voice sailing through the mostly tuneful pieces. There are also a few big showpieces of the sort that Renée Fleming and others have recorded on their Baroque aria albums.