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Amadeus Winds, Christopher Hogwood - Mozart: The Wind Serenades (1998)

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Amadeus Winds, Christopher Hogwood - Mozart: The Wind Serenades (1998)

Amadeus Winds, Christopher Hogwood - Mozart: The Wind Serenades (1998)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 658 MB | 02:31:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

The Amadeus Winds were the wind players from the Handel&Haydn Society (Boston) when Christopher Hogwood was Music Director. They haven't played together since this recording was made, so this is a one-of disc. Mozart wrote wonderfully for wind instruments. These divertimenti are played on period instruments and the sound is never forced or shrill. A delight for lovers of wind bands.

Carmen Mainer Martín, Violeta Mur, Enrique Escartín Ara - Mozart Contemporaries: 18th Century Music for Bassoon (2021)

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Carmen Mainer Martín, Violeta Mur, Enrique Escartín Ara - Mozart Contemporaries: 18th Century Music for Bassoon (2021)

Carmen Mainer Martín, Violeta Mur, Enrique Escartín Ara - Mozart Contemporaries: 18th Century Music for Bassoon: Devienne, Dürnitz, Mozart (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 259 Mb | Total time: 58:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 96020 | Recorded: 2019

The starting-point for this unique recital is a true Mozart rarity, the Sonata for bassoon and cello K292 which Mozart wrote in 1775, pairing the bass members of string and wind families not to comic effect but rather demonstrating their expressive versatility and contrasting tone-colors, in the hands of sufficiently practiced performers; the Sonata is accessible by only the most skilled amateur performers such as its original dedicatee, the nobleman, pianist and occasional bassoonist Thaddaus Wolfgang von Dürnitz. The counts considerable musical gifts may be judged from the teenaged Mozarts dedication of the Piano Sonata K284 in the same year: one of the composers first works of absolute genius, notably in the extraordinary landscape of its long theme-and-variation finale.

Die Freitagsakademie - My Choice (2021)

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Die Freitagsakademie - My Choice (2021)

Die Freitagsakademie - My Choice (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 278 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:56
Classical | Label: Winter & Winter

Hear back to the future: 25 years of Winter & Winter'. In 1736 Janitsch revolutionized the music world with his weekly Friday academies (Freitagsakademien); This was the beginning of the upheaval from the courtly to the bourgeois concert scene. Die Freitagsakademie is now presenting its favorite works from Bach to Beethoven.

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Mozart: The Wind Concertos (3CD) (1998)

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The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Mozart: The Wind Concertos (3CD) (1998)

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Mozart: The Wind Concertos (3CD) (1998)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 859 MB | 03:01:09
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

It would be hard to find more appealing treatments of Mozart's wind concertos than these from Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music, featuring a distinguished group of period-instrument soloists. Leading the way, and playing a deliciously mellow-sounding basset clarinet, Anthony Pay gives a splendid account of what is surely Mozart's most beautiful concerto, the Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622. Pay's shadings are soft and natural, his embellishments simply marvelous, and he and Hogwood are right on the mark when it comes to tempo, expression, and accent.

Teodor Currentzis & MusicAeterna - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 (2020)

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Teodor Currentzis & MusicAeterna - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 (2020)

Teodor Currentzis & MusicAeterna - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 129 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 70 Mb | 00:30:37
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Here’s a performance to make you sit up and marvel anew at the originality, power, and beauty of this, the most popular symphony ever written. Characteristically, Teodor Currentzis has thought long and hard about the work, and he directs a performance in which every bar has been mulled over and re-evaluated. But it sounds anything but text-bound. One second it’s shouting from the rooftops, the next it’s barely whispered. This is a Beethoven Fifth that packs a mighty punch, and the momentum will have you perched on the edge of your seat. Definitely a milestone in this work’s long recorded history.

Philippe Grisvard - Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch: Works for Keyboard (2020)

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Philippe Grisvard - Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch: Works for Keyboard (2020)

Philippe Grisvard - Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch: Works for Keyboard (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 64:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Audax | # ADX13725 | Recorded: 2019

Karl Fasch, the son of the famous Kapellmeister of the court of Zerbst, Johann Friedrich Fasch, was harpsichordist at the Prussian court from 1756 until his death. Underemployed by Friedrich II and underestimated by musicologists, he has been forgotten for a long time. Philippe Grisvard is preparing to rectify this injustice with a program consisting of world-premiere recordings that will make it possible to discover an original and visionary composer. The Arts Desk said of Grisvard's previous release on Audax of Handel's keyboard works: 'And what Grisvard does so well is recreate what a contemporary observer described as Handel's uncommon brilliance and command of finger that amazing force and energy.

Christopher Palameta, Notturna - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'Amant jaloux (2020)

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Christopher Palameta, Notturna - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'Amant jaloux (2020)

Christopher Palameta, Notturna - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'Amant jaloux (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 56:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Atma Classique | # ACD2 2797 | Recorded: 2019

Canadian ensemble Notturna offers a charming instrumental version of the opera L'Amant jaloux (the jealous lover) by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741-1813). This anonymous arrangement for flute, oboe, violin, viola, and bass was found in the Biblioteca Estense di Modena. Though undated, it was likely transcribed in 1778, the year Grétry composed the opera. Founded in 2006 and directed by oboist Christopher Palameta, Notturna is a chamber collective whose spirited and sensitive playing (Early Music America) draws on the transparency and expressiveness of early wind instruments to paint fresh pictures of an unexplored historical repertoire.

Renato Fasano, I Virtuosi di Roma, Shirley Verrett, Anna Moffo - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2011)

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Renato Fasano, I Virtuosi di Roma, Shirley Verrett, Anna Moffo - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2011)

Renato Fasano, I Virtuosi di Roma, Shirley Verrett, Anna Moffo - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 611 Mb | Total time: 62:42+66:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697855712 | Recorded: 1965

Shirley Verrett makes a deeply impressive Orfeo, firm and pure in sound, classically restrained in expression; and her "Che farò", at a moderate, beautifully judged speed, is very finely sung, poised and quietly moving. The set is conducted by Renato Fasano, whose pacing of the score shows a very sure touch. The dance music has a grace and lightness, and a stylistic command, that one might not have expected from an orchestra which in those days seemed to be fed chiefly on a diet of Vivaldi.

Aris Quartett - Gerald Resch: String Quartet No. 3 - Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59 No. 1 (2021)

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Aris Quartett - Gerald Resch: String Quartet No. 3 - Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59 No. 1 (2021)

Aris Quartett - Gerald Resch: String Quartet No. 3 - Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7, Op. 59 No. 1 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 285 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:08
Classical | Label: Genuin

One of the most brilliant works in the quartet literature, an exciting new composition based on it, and a virtuoso award-winning ensemble: the Aris Quartet's GENUIN album Attacca bursts with energy from the very first moment. Highly acclaimed with awards such as "Echo Rising Stars" 2019, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust, and "New Generations Artists" 2018, the Aris Quartet juxtaposes Beethoven's "Russian" Quartet Op. 59, No. 1, with Gerald Resch's String Quartet No. 3. Gerald Resch's intention was to build a kind of "adjacent property" to Beethoven. The Aris Quartet vividly brings out both the connections and differences with its nuanced playing.

Alexei Ogrintchouk, Members of the Concertgebouworkest - Mozart: Gran Partita (2020)

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Alexei Ogrintchouk, Members of the Concertgebouworkest - Mozart: Gran Partita (2020)

Alexei Ogrintchouk, Members of the Concertgebouworkest - Mozart: Gran Partita; Beethoven: Eight Variations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 223 Mb | Total time: 58:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2463 SACD | Recorded: 2019

Better known as Gran Partita, Mozart’s Serenade in B-flat major, K 361 is the crowning glory of the Harmoniemusik of the Classical era. Austrian and German nobles in particular often employed small wind ensembles called Harmonien which provided entertainment during banquets and outdoor festivities. In order to satisfy the growing demand for suitable music, countless arrangements of operas and ballet music were made, while original works were supplied by a wide range of composers – Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and many lesser masters wrote Harmoniemusik.

Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players - Johann Baptist Cramer: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 & 6 (2020)

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Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players - Johann Baptist Cramer: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 & 6 (2020)

Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players - Johann Baptist Cramer: Piano Concertos Nos 1, 3 & 6 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 78:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68302 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

Cramer’s piano concertos were written to showcase his formidable proficiency in the new pianistic techniques—and evolving piano technologies—of the day. Howard Shelley here revisits the composer, delivering persuasive accounts of three further concertos.

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Mozart: Gran Partita - Wind Serenades K. 361 & 375 (2021)

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Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Mozart: Gran Partita - Wind Serenades K. 361 & 375 (2021)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Mozart: Gran Partita - Wind Serenades K. 361 & 375 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 295 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | 01:11:45
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

When Mozart took up the popular genre of the serenade, it was to transcend it and lend it new lustre. A festive masterpiece of simplicity and emotion, his Gran Partita quickly became a genuine ‘hit’! Thanks to the distinctive, spellbinding timbres of their period instruments, the members of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin give a unique flavour to these two extraordinary serenades, over which there blows – as it were – a tremendous wind of freedom.

Vadim Gluzman, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester & James Gaffigan - Beethoven & Schnittke: Violin Concertos (2021)

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Vadim Gluzman, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester & James Gaffigan - Beethoven & Schnittke: Violin Concertos (2021)

Vadim Gluzman, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester & James Gaffigan - Beethoven & Schnittke: Violin Concertos (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 314 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:07:09
Classical | Label: BIS

After acclaimed recordings of the great Romantic violin concertos by Brahms, Bruch and Tchaikovsky, Vadim Gluzman takes on the work that in the beginning of the 19th century mapped out a new course for the genre: Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61.

Daniel Lozakovich, Valery Gergiev, Münchner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Violin Concerto (2020)

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Daniel Lozakovich, Valery Gergiev, Münchner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Violin Concerto (2020)

Daniel Lozakovich, Valery Gergiev, Münchner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Violin Concerto (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 225 Mb | Total time: 48:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 8946 | Recorded: 2019

Immensely gifted emerging artist" (New York Times) Daniel Lozakovich has been dreaming about recording the Beethoven Violin Concerto since he was eight. He first performed it on stage when he was thirteen, and at fifteen was invited by Valery Gergiev to perform the concerto with him in Moscow. A few short years later, he has reunited with his mentor Gergiev to record the Beethoven with the Mnchner Philharmoniker for Deutsche Grammophon.

Ronald Brautigam, Michael Alexander Willens - Carl Maria von Weber: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra (2021)

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Ronald Brautigam, Michael Alexander Willens - Carl Maria von Weber: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra (2021)

Ronald Brautigam, Michael Alexander Willens, Kölner Akademie - Carl Maria von Weber: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 215 Mb | Total time: 56:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2384 SACD | Recorded: 2018

Carl Maria von Weber wrote music that has been admired by composers as diverse as Schumann, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky. But in his lifetime he was also recognised as one of the finest pianists of the period, with an exceptional technique and a brilliant gift for improvisation. Especially during the 1810s he toured extensively, and like other composer-pianists he wrote works to use as his personal calling cards, among them the two piano concertos recorded here. They were both composed in 1811-12, but while the First Concerto takes Mozart's concertos as its model, Piano Concerto No. 2 looks towards Beethoven.