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Emerson String Quartet - R. Schumann: String Quartets Nos. 1-3, Op. 41 (2020)

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Emerson String Quartet - R. Schumann: String Quartets Nos. 1-3, Op. 41 (2020)

Emerson String Quartet - R. Schumann: String Quartets Nos. 1-3, Op. 41 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:16:38 | 338 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: PentaTone

The Emerson String Quartet makes its Pentatone debut with a recording of Schumann’s three string quartets. Penned in the summer of 1842 during an exceptional peak of creativity, these quartets formed the beginning of a six-month surge during which most of Schumann’s best chamber music saw the light. Inspired by the example of Beethoven, Schumann’s quartets display a mastery of traditional forms, combined with typically Schumannian fantasy and lyricism, particularly in the inner movements. As such, they underline a new level of maturity in Schumann’s artistic development, surpassing the fantastical aesthetic of previous years.

Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe - Bruckner: Mass No. 2 in E Minor & Te Deum (2020)

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Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe - Bruckner: Mass No. 2 in E Minor & Te Deum (2020)

Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe - Bruckner: Mass No. 2 in E Minor & Te Deum (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:51:37 | 205 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Phi

Composed in 1866 for the inauguration of a votive chapel in Linz Cathedral, Anton Bruckner’s Mass no. 2 is a fine example of modernity blended with a centuries-old religious tradition, in that wind instruments are set in dialogue with choral writing inspired by Gregorian chant. Shorter in duration but scored for chorus and large orchestra with four soloists, his Te Deum of 1881 was acclaimed by such illustrious contemporaries as Hans Richter and Mahler, while the composer, usually very self-critical, opined that the score of this work would make God ‘judge him kindly’.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Tanzsuite Divertimento aus Klavierstücken von François Couperin (2020)

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New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Tanzsuite Divertimento aus Klavierstücken von François Couperin (2020)

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Tanzsuite Divertimento aus Klavierstücken von François Couperin (2020)
FLAC tracks | 65:53 | 315Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

Richard Strauss was appointed co-director of the Vienna State Opera in 1919 and soon set about composing a new ballet for the refurbished historic Redoutensaal in the city. At carnival in February 1923 the work was unveiled - a delectable series of eight arrangements of music by François Couperin called Tanzsuite. For the Divertimento, an orchestral suite that includes characteristic Straussian orchestration, and which was written many years later, Strauss rearranged six movements from the earlier work and added two further dances.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:56:59 | 272 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

With this recording the acclaimed ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, led by director Krijn Koetsveld, have at last completed a monumental undertaking nearly a decade in the making: the complete cycle of Claudio Monteverdi’s books of madrigals. Fittingly, the last instalment in this series is the final Ninth Book (Libro IX), which was published posthumously in 1651 and looks back on the breadth of the composer’s career with lighter pieces in the established forms of his day (prima prattica), in Monteverdi’s own innovative style (seconda prattica), and in a new genre that had begun to eclipse the madrigal in Monteverdi’s twilight years.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:52:21 | 515 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

With this recording the acclaimed ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, led by director Krijn Koetsveld, have come full circle and at last completed their monumental undertaking of a complete cycle of Claudio Monteverdi’s books of madrigals. In bringing this endeavour to a close the group have returned to their starting point, recording a fresh take of perhaps the most famous set, Monteverdi’s groundbreaking Books V & VI, previously released by Le Nuove Musiche one decade ago at the start of this musical journey.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:36:36 | 400 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

Le Nuove Musiche, led by acclaimed director Krijn Koetsveld, continue with their exceptional series of Claudio Monteverdi’s complete madrigals. Here, they look back to the very beginning of Monteverdi's works, when the young composer was still under the influence of his teacher Marc'Antonio Ingegneri. At this time, the madrigal was already a popular art form, one that Monteverdi was beginning to add his name to, before – as we know – he would go on to radically extend it with the introduction of the seconda prattica. These two books show that Monteverdi was an assured and dexterous composer in the established genre. He could follow the conventions of madrigal-writing – concentrating on the recitation of the text, adding in affects by altering the melody, rhythm and harmony – with skill and originality.

Steven Isserlis, Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

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Steven Isserlis,  Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)
Steven Isserlis, cello; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 09026 68578 2 | Time: 01:15:22

What a versatile artist Steven Isserlis is. Having made his name as a sympathetic interpreter of a wide variety of romantic and modern music, here he shows he can be just as persuasive in eighteenth-century repertoire. His stylistic awareness is evident in beautiful, elegant phrasing, selective use of vibrato and varied articulation, giving an expressive range that never conflicts with the music’s natural language. In the cello concertos he is helped by an extremely sensitive accompaniment, stressing the chamber musical aspects of Haydn’s pre-London orchestral writing. The soft, intimate sonority at 3'06'' in the first movement of the D major is a typical example. The Adagios are taken at a flowing speed, but Isserlis’s relaxed approach means they never sound hurried. The Allegro molto finale of the C major Concerto, on the other hand, sounds poised rather than the helter-skelter we often hear. In his understanding of the music, Isserlis is a long way ahead of Han-na Chang, whose version places the emphasis on fine, traditional-style cello playing. Mork’s vivacious, imaginative performances characterize the music very strongly, but my preference would be for Isserlis’s and Norrington’s lighter touch and greater refinement.

The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra - The Symphony Lounge Vol.16 (2020)

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The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra - The Symphony Lounge Vol.16 (2020)

The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra - The Symphony Lounge Vol.16 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:33:59 | 411 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Jube Classic

Above the album worked the 'The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra - The Symphony Lounge Vol.16 ', and his release took place on 2020. The album has got songs with a total duration of more than an hour. A compilation is a compilation of original music.

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

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The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.

Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)

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Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)

Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0110 | Time: 01:06:47

Pianist and composer Anton Batagov is one of the most influential Russian musicians of our time. As a performer Batagov introduced the music of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass to Russian audiences. On this his debut recording with Glass s record label Orange Mountain Music, Batagov offers a recital of Glass s music which is personally important to him, music which has never been heard on solo piano. Three of the four tracks offered on Batagov s program are from Glass s epic opera Einstein on the Beach - Trial, Night Train, and Knee Play 5. These pieces capture the sound of a particularly expansive moment in Glass s career as he transitioned from hard core Minimalism to a more expressive medium. That artistic pivot is captures in Batagov s mystical reading of Prophecies from Koyaanisqatsi. In 2009, after a hiatus of 12 years from live performance Batagov returned to the stage presenting a series of unique solo programs including this program which was recorded in Moscow in November 2015.

Friedhelm Flamme - Scheidemann: Complete Organ Works (2017)

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Friedhelm Flamme - Scheidemann: Complete Organ Works (2017)

Friedhelm Flamme - Scheidemann: Complete Organ Works (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 375 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 265 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:28
Classical | Label: CPO

With CPO's volume 15, their comprehensive project featuring organ works of the Northern German Baroque is now complete. On the laste release, Friedhelm Flamme dedicates himself to the complete free organ works, that is, to the complete fugues and preludes, of Heinrich Scheidemann, a composer regarded as one of the co-founders of the Northern German organ school. Some of Scheidemann's chorale settings are also presented. Johann Adam Reincken succeeded Scheidemann as the organist at St. Catherine's Church in Hamburg after his mentor's death and is regarded as his most important pupil.

Filarmonica ’900 del Teatro Regio di Torino, Marzio Conti - Nino Rota: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2009) [Re-Up]

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Filarmonica ’900 del Teatro Regio di Torino, Marzio Conti - Nino Rota: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2009) [Re-Up]

Nino Rota - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2009)
Filarmonica ’900 del Teatro Regio di Torino, conducted by Marzio Conti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | # CHAN 10546 | Time: 01:02:10

The concert works of film composer Nino Rota, best known for his scores for the Godfather trilogy and for a long series of films by Federico Fellini, have increasingly often been finding space in classical recording catalogs. Here's a nicely recorded rendering of Rota's two numbered symphonies, virtually unknown until perhaps the turn of the century, issued on a major British label, Chandos. Both are attractive pieces that could be profitably programmed by any symphony orchestra. They were composed in the 1930s, when Rota was as much American as Italian; he won a scholarship to the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and studied there for several years. Both reflect the French neo-classic trends that flourished in the U.S. between the wars, and, although Rota sounds nothing like Copland, you do experience in these works an evocation of what annotator Michele Rene Mannucci aptly calls "landscape in sound." Each work is in the conventional four movements, with a slow movement placed second in the Symphony No. 1 in G major and third in the Symphony No. 2 in F major.

Takako Nishizaki, HKPO, Kenneth Schermerhorn - Cesar Cui: Suite Concertante; Suite Miniature; In Modo Populari (1985)

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Takako Nishizaki, HKPO, Kenneth Schermerhorn - Cesar Cui: Suite Concertante; Suite Miniature; In Modo Populari (1985)

César Cui: Suite Concertante, Op. 25; Suite Miniature, Op. 20; In Modo Populari (1985)
Takako Nishizaki, violin; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Marco Polo | # 8.220308 | Time: 00:53:50

Cui, a member of the original Russian 'Five', was a dedicated encourager of the other members of the group (and indeed of all living Russian composers) to aim at less imitation of the West; and instead to write, without inhibition, more obviously independent Russian-style music. Nevertheless, he seemed to exempt himself from the encouragement, tending to write his own music in a pretty well accepted western European mould.

Michel Dalberto - Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, Miroirs, Sonatine, Valses (2020)

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Michel Dalberto - Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, Miroirs, Sonatine, Valses (2020)

Michel Dalberto - Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit, Miroirs, Sonatine, Valses (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 223 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | 01:09:47
Classical | Label: Aparté

Heir to a true French pianistic tradition, Michel Dalberto studied with Vlado Perlemuter, who was a favourite pupil of Alfred Cortot and was coached by Maurice Ravel. He reveals that precious legacy here, in the fourth part of this cycle devoted to French music.

Margarita Gritskova, Maria Prinz - Shostakovich: Songs & Romances (2020)

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Margarita Gritskova, Maria Prinz - Shostakovich: Songs & Romances (2020)

Margarita Gritskova, Maria Prinz - Shostakovich: Songs & Romances (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:57:00 | 211 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

The songs of Dmitry Shostakovich reflect the process of allusion and concealment that permeated his larger-scale music, and this selection traces his musical career from lighthearted early experiments to his late work. Settings of the composers most loved poets are included, from Marina Tsvetayeva and Mikhail Lermontov to Shakespeare, as well as settings of Jewish folk poetry. The songs are richly varied and include cabaret-like moments, romantic balladry, the avant-garde and satirical subversion.