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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)

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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 358 Mb | Total time: 69:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573498 | Recorded: 2015

This is part of a series of releases on the Naxos label devoted to the 40 symphonies of Michael Haydn, younger brother of Franz Joseph. These have been commercially successful, and it's easy to see why: there's music of unsuspected high quality here, and you can see why the younger Haydn's work was taken for Mozart's in several cases for decades, and why Mozart, who was spare in his praise of other composers, bestowed it upon this one. All four of these symphonies are in the three-movement form that Mozart had mostly left behind by the late 1770s and 1780s (when the Haydn works were composed), but the individual movements are quite confidently handled, with the elegant but harmonically wide-ranging slow movements perhaps the best of the lot.

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)

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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 70:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573497 | Recorded: 2015

This album, the first in a series devoted to the 41 symphonies of Michael Haydn, leads off with perhaps the most historically famous one of all: the Sinfonia in G major, Perger 16, is none other than the missing Symphony No. 37 of Mozart, which was not removed from the Mozart canon until 1907. The reason for the error was that a copy of the work exists in Mozart's handwriting; he wrote a slow introduction to the first movement (not performed here), and apparently copied out the piece in preparation. It remains difficult to believe that listeners' suspicions weren't raised before that; the work's simple, squarish movements resemble those of the symphonies Mozart wrote in his mid-teens.

John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists - Franz Joseph Haydn: 6 Great Masses (2003)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists - Franz Joseph Haydn: 6 Great Masses (2003)

John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists - Franz Joseph Haydn: 6 Great Masses (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.04 Gb | Total time: 238:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 475 101-2 | Recorded: 1997, 1998, 2001

Die Kombination hat sich bewährt. Joseph Haydn hat in Sir John Eliot Gardiner einen Interpreten gefunden, der mit dem nötigen Ernst und der fachlichen Kompetenz seinen geistlichen Werken nachzuspüren vermag. “Seine Darbietungen haben eine bewegende Stärke und Energie. Die Solisten sind ausgezeichnet. An keiner Stelle zweifelt man an Haydns wahrer Größe”, urteilte die BBC über Gardiners Messen-Projekt.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 8 (2021)

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 8 (2021)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 8 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.21 Gb | Total time: 05:01:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 9948 | Recorded: 1982-2018

Anticipating the 50th anniversary of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2022, we present their complete recordings on DG. The intriguing sound culture of Orpheus, especially of the string section, is often explained as a result of the cooperative mindset of the orchestra and its artistic process of rehearsing.

Maria Keohane, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot & Sarah-Jane Summers - Beethoven: Irish Songs (2021)

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Maria Keohane, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot & Sarah-Jane Summers - Beethoven: Irish Songs (2021)

Maria Keohane, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot & Sarah-Jane Summers - Beethoven: Irish Songs (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 250 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 131 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:45
Classical, Vocal | Label: Mirare

This recording includes an excellent selection from Beethoven’s many settings of Irish folksongs, with imaginative new arrangements of his accompaniments, rescored for more traditional instruments than the original piano, violin and cello. His settings are interspersed with more conventional versions of Irish and Scottish folk tunes taken from other sources. These help to highlight his remarkable ingenuity, which preserves the original character of the folksongs while elevating them to a much higher level of interest.

Le Concert de la Loge & Julien Chauvin - Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, Symphony 'Jupiter', Le nozze di Figaro Overture (2021)

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Le Concert de la Loge & Julien Chauvin - Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, Symphony 'Jupiter', Le nozze di Figaro Overture (2021)

Le Concert de la Loge & Julien Chauvin - Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, Symphony 'Jupiter', Le nozze di Figaro Overture (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 294 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:51
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Julien Chauvin and Le Concert de la Loge join Alpha and launch a new cycle devoted to Mozart. This project is a natural continuation of Julien Chauvin’s work of rediscovery focusing on the interpretation of the music of Haydn and his contemporaries in Paris in the late eighteenth century. The first recording assembles the majestic and grandiose Symphony no.41 in C major, known as the Jupiter, the Violin Concerto no.3 in G major and the Overture to Le nozze di Figaro. Julien Chauvin is, of course, the soloist in the violin concerto and, with his Concert de la Loge (which is no longer ‘Olympique’, since the French National Olympic Sports Committee forced the ensemble to amputate its name in 2016, despite the fact that it dates from…1782), they embark on a Mozartian marathon that promises to be electrifying!

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Kantorei Saarlouis - Mozart: Requiem (2005)

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Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Kantorei Saarlouis - Mozart: Requiem (2005)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Kantorei Saarlouis - Mozart: Requiem (1791 Vienna - Rio de Janeiro 1821) (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 51:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617180 | Recorded: 2005

…Süssmayr, of course, was not the only, or even the first, person engaged by Constanza Mozart to work on her late husband’s unfinished masterpiece. Her first choice was Josef Eybler, another of Mozart’s students, and the one that Mozart had considered more capable. Eybler worked on the orchestration of the portions of the score for which Mozart had written vocal parts and a continuo bass line, but balked at providing original music for the missing sections of the Requiem. Süssmayr then took over, enjoying the advantage of having discussed Mozart’s intentions for the completion of the score with him. It’s entirely possible that the young assistant had a second advantage, namely that he was not sufficiently aware of the implications of the monumental task that Eybler had abandoned and that he was undertaking. There’s an unresolved dispute over his decision to bring the score to a close by repeating the music of the first fugue.

Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette Orchestra - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Le Magnifique (2012)

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Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette Orchestra - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Le Magnifique (2012)

Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette Orchestra - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Le Magnifique (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 352 Mb | Total time: 80:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660305 | Recorded: 2011

André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry was the greatest French composer of opéra-comique in the eighteenth century. His librettist for Le Magnifique, Jean-Michel Sedaine, took a tale by La Fontaine and fashioned it into a compelling libretto. Grétry responded with an outstanding score, including one of the first programmatic overtures in musical history. His expressive love music, and extended preludes and postludes, add to the theatrical variety of this important and varied opera.

Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti - Haydn-Mozart: Live In Concert (2019)

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Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti - Haydn-Mozart: Live In Concert (2019)

Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti - Haydn-Mozart: Live In Concert (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:04:36 | 280 Mb
Classical | Label: ABC Classics

Franz Joseph Haydn is an artist so great that somebody stole his brain. Literally. Shortly after his death his grave was robbed by phrenologists, who studied Haydn’s skull and found that “the bump of music” on his skull was “fully developed”, clearly proving that Haydn was destined for genius from birth.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 7 (2021)

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 7 (2021)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 7 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.17 Gb | Total time: 04:52:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 9948 | Recorded: 1982-2018

Anticipating the 50th anniversary of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2022, we present their complete recordings on DG. The intriguing sound culture of Orpheus, especially of the string section, is often explained as a result of the cooperative mindset of the orchestra and its artistic process of rehearsing.

Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte (1994)

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Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte (1994)

Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 779 Mb | Total time: 188:44 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Telarc | # 80360 | Recorded: 1993

This recording of Così fan tutte was made when the cast was preparing for performances at the 1993 Edinburgh Festival, so the cast had the advantage of enough rehearsal time together to relax into the opera's humor. Their easy rapport is most evident in the spirited recitatives, which sparkle with spontaneity and wit. The fact that the principals are talented comedians makes their unforced interactions genuinely fun, and they sound like they are thoroughly enjoying themselves. Although they are not all international superstars, the performances are stellar. The soloists bring out the humanity and complexity of the opera, and artfully convey their characters' emotional development.

Francesco Piemontesi - Franz Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas (2019)

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Francesco Piemontesi - Franz Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas (2019)

Francesco Piemontesi - Franz Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 116:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186742 | Recorded: 2018

Here is confirmation that Francesco Piemontesi belongs to a small elite: he is a pianist that other pianists go to hear. He is awesome and speculative in the A major while in the B-flat he achieves greatness without recourse to idiosyncrasy or extremes. Even in a crowded field of celebrated recordings, Piemontesi’s performances are wholly exceptional, enlightening if exhausting at every level. They are crowned by Pentatone’s beautifully natural sound.

Klaus Mertens, Ludger Rémy - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Lieder & Odes (1998)

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Klaus Mertens, Ludger Rémy - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Lieder & Odes (1998)

Klaus Mertens, Ludger Rémy - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Lieder & Odes (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 296 Mb | Total time: 73:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 549-2 | Recorded: 1997

These lively, idiomatic and sometimes witty performances show CPE Bach’s harpsichord songs, early precursors of the Romantic Lied, to be far more than museum pieces, from the Three Different Attempts at a Single Song for Hexameters through to a Fantasy in C minor with Hamlet’s Monologue.

Andrew Wan & Charles Richard-Hamelin - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4, 9 & 10 (2021)

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Andrew Wan & Charles Richard-Hamelin - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4, 9 & 10 (2021)

Andrew Wan & Charles Richard-Hamelin - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4, 9 & 10 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 307 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 202 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:27:27
Classical | Label: Analekta

With this third album, which includes Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23, the famous Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”), and Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96, Andrew Wan and Charles Richard- Hamelin complete their recording of the entire cycle of Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770–1827) sonatas for violin and piano. Sonata No. 4 was composed in parallel with Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24 (“Spring”) in the latter half of 1800. Sonata No. 4 stands apart from both its opus 12 predecessors and Sonata No. 5 with its spartan piano part, which, more often than not, has only a single voice playing in each hand; the resulting texture is much akin to a string trio. After the rhythmic energy of the opening “Presto,” the middle section, marked “Andante scherzoso più allegretto,” serves as a light interlude between two serious movements. The concluding rondo features a number of highly contrasting sections, one of which foreshadows that of Sonata No. 9 (“Kreutzer”).

I Musici - Mozart: Serenata Notturna, 3 Divertimenti (1984)

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I Musici - Mozart: Serenata Notturna, 3 Divertimenti (1984)

I Musici - Mozart: Serenata Notturna, 3 Divertimenti (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 238 Mb | Total time: 46:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 412 120-2 | Recorded: 1983

After hearing I Musici perform, Arturo Toscanini remarked, "Twelve individual instrumental masters, and together the finest chamber orchestra in the world." This Italian ensemble has long attracted international attention for their emphasis on brilliance, strength of attack, and high level of discipline, beginning with their first performances of seventeenth and eighteenth century Italian music. The group was formed in March 1952 by 12 students at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, who developed a common interest in pre-Classical music during conservatory meetings. Upon origination the ensemble was composed of six violins, two violas, two cellos, a double bass, and a harpsichord; there were three women and nine men.