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A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]

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A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]

A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23481 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 20,4 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3284 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 6,18 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: English, German, French

This concert is Renee Fleming's very personal homage to 'Fin de Siecle' Vienna. At the turn of the last century, the capital of the Austrian Empire was also one of the cultural centers for the fi ne arts and, in particular, for music. The city of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, a 'melting pot' of cultures and musical traditions, attracted gifted musicians and composers alike and provided the perfect soil for much of the greatest music of that time. With this selection of works by Hugo Wolf (1860 -1903) and Gustav Mahler (1860 -1911), combined with more progressive songs by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942), Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957), Renee Fleming presents to us the full variety of this unique epoch. The venue of her recital with Maciej Pikulski at the piano is, of course, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna.

Benjamin Appl, James Baillieu - Heimat (2017)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Benjamin Appl, James Baillieu - Heimat (2017)

Benjamin Appl, James Baillieu - Heimat (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 66:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 88985393032 | Recorded: 2016, 2017

German-born baritone Benjamin Appl studied with the legendary Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, whose voice his own resembles on the surface. But then he moved to England and has stayed on there. Heimat (Homeland) is not just an exploration of that German concept, but a personal statement and even a bit of an autobiography, with notes from the artist himself (find these if you listen via download or stream) explaining the resonances of each individual song. This kind of personal connection is what classical music in general needs right now, and all the more so in the rather closed tradition of the German Lied.

Gili Schwarzman, Guy Braunstein, Susanna Yoko Henkel, Amihai Grosz, Alisa Weilerstein - Old Souls (2019)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Gili Schwarzman, Guy Braunstein, Susanna Yoko Henkel, Amihai Grosz, Alisa Weilerstein - Old Souls (2019)

Gili Schwarzman, Guy Braunstein, Susanna Yoko Henkel, Amihai Grosz, Alisa Weilerstein - Old Souls: Beethoven, Wolf, Kreisler, Dvořák (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 257 Mb | Total time: 52:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | PTC5186815 | Recorded: 2016, 2017

Old Souls presents masterworks of Beethoven, Dvořák, Wolf and Kreisler in new arrangements for flute and strings, played by a group of outstanding young musicians. Guy Braunstein’s arrangements display these well-known pieces in a fresh new light, while simultaneously expanding the flute repertoire and showcasing the exceptional possibilities of the instrument, here played by Gili Schwarzman. Braunstein and Schwarzman are joined by violinist Susanna Yoko Henkel, violist Amihai Grosz and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. While the arrangement of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata Op. 23 entails a thorough recomposition of the original, the performances of Dvořák’s “American” String Quartet, Wolf’s “Italian” Serenade and Kreisler’s Syncopation stay closer to the source, with the flute taking up the role originally played by the first violin.

Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)

Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 77:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 393 | Recorded: 2017

Soprano Barbara Hannigan has become something of a cult favorite with her deep dives into specific and unusual repertories. Her self-presentation in concert is unorthodox and marked by full-scale efforts to communicate the essence of the music at hand, in works ranging from Berio to Gershwin. So it is with this set of songs from the decade and a half on either side of 1900 in Vienna. The enjoyment begins with the physically passionate cover, an example of her way of personifying the music's spirit. Hannigan's is an utterly distinctive voice, edgy and coruscating, and she knows how to tone down her considerable virtuosic powers to the dimensions of the music, such as that here, intended for small rooms.

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Wilhelm Furtwängler - A Hugo Wolf Recital (Salzburg Festival, 12 August 1953) (2019)

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Wilhelm Furtwängler - A Hugo Wolf Recital (Salzburg Festival, 12 August 1953) (2019)

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Wilhelm Furtwängler - A Hugo Wolf Recital (Salzburg Festival, 12 August 1953) (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 181 Mb | Total time: 65:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics ‎| # 0190295539283 | Recorded: 1953

It is perhaps the songs of Hugo Wolf that most closely define Elisabeth Schwarzkopf’s subtle art as a recitalist. At the Salzburg Festival in 1953 she marked the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death in a memorable collaboration with Wilhelm Furtwängler, who – having conducted her frequently in opera and oratorio – here became her accompanist. As the producer Walter Legge wrote: “We must be grateful that this extraordinary occasion was recorded not only for us but also for posterity.”

Sholto Kynoch - Wolf: The Complete Songs, Vol. 10 – Goethe Lieder, Pt. 1 (2020)

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Sholto Kynoch - Wolf: The Complete Songs, Vol. 10 – Goethe Lieder, Pt. 1 (2020)

Sholto Kynoch - Wolf: The Complete Songs, Vol. 10 – Goethe Lieder, Pt. 1 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 222 MB | Tracks: 19 | 65:25 min
Style: Classical | Label: Stone Records

This album is the penultimate release in Oxford Lieder’s complete Hugo Wolf song series – the first ever complete recording of Hugo Wolf’s songs. It features the first half of Wolf’s incredible Goethe settings, performed by three former finalists of the Cardiff Singer of the World competition (Louise Alder – Audience Prize Winner 2017; Katarina Karnéus – Winner 1995; and Neal Davies – Lieder Prize 1991) along with four equally renowned Lieder singers: Fflur Wyn; Rowan Hellier; Adrian Thompson; and Roderick Williams. They are joined by the Artistic Director of Oxford Lieder, Sholto Kynoch, at the piano. Recorded live at the Oxford Lieder Festival in the beautiful acoustics of Oxford’s Holywell Music Room, this recording brilliantly captures the drama of these extraordinary songs.

Roger Vignoles, Stephan Genz, Bernarda Fink - Hugo Wolf: Eichendorff-Lieder (1998)

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Roger Vignoles, Stephan Genz, Bernarda Fink - Hugo Wolf: Eichendorff-Lieder (1998)

Roger Vignoles, Stephan Genz, Bernarda Fink - Hugo Wolf: Eichendorff-Lieder (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 198 Mb | Total time: 57:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA66909 | Recorded: 1997

This important recording presents all of Hugo Wolf’s settings of the poetry of Eichendorff—26 songs in all, several of which seem never to have been recorded before (a fact which is hard to understand because they are very attractive). One of Wolf’s favourite writers, Joseph, Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788–1857) was the German Romantic poet par excellence and his poems are full of the sounds of nature, the beauty of landscape, religious faith, and much musical imagery, with references to minstrels and other musicians. He was the poet of Schumann’s Op 39 Liederkreis, though perhaps the most well-known Eichendorff setting is Im Abendrot from Strauss’s Four Last Songs.