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Andre Previn, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1998)

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Andre Previn,  London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1998)

André Previn, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 62:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 66899 2 3 | Recorded: 1974

André Previn's 1975 EMI recording of Carmina Burana sounds better than ever in this new transfer. The analog tape hiss has been tamed, yet there's more "air" between the notes and a greater sense of dynamic and timbral definition. Engineering-wise, the mid-70s were golden years for EMI, and the rhythmic verve, dramatic momentum, and unbuttoned joy that Previn and his brilliant forces project still pack a sonic wallop. The soloists especially are outstanding. Thomas Allen navigates Orff's cruelly high tessitura with no effort, and Sheila Armstrong wraps her warm, flexible pipes around "In trutina mentis dubia" to moving effect.

Christian Thielemann, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2021)

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Christian Thielemann, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2021)

Christian Thielemann, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 497 Mb | Total time: 128:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Prfeo | # C996202 | Recorded: 2014

This live recording of Ariadne auf Naxos in October 2014 took place not only at the site of the opera premiere of the version of the opera that we are best familiar with these days, but it also testifies Christian Thielemann’s first conducting engagement of a scenic performance of a Strauss opera at the opera house on the Ring. The cast includes Soile Isokoski as Ariadne, Johan Botha - in one of his latest performances before his untimely death - as Bachus, Daniela Fally as Zerbinetta, Sophie Koch as the composer, Jochen Schmeckenbecher as the music teacher and Peter Matic as the dancing master. Many attendees of the premiere of Strauss’ first version of Ariadne - which was intended to succeed Moliere’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme and for this reason was six hours long - felt that they had just been part of a first-rate funeral.

Nova-Spes - 2020 (2021)

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Nova-Spes - 2020 (2021)

Nova-Spes - 2020 (2021)
Flac(Image) + Cue & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
ScentAir Records | ~ 523 or 178 Mb
Synthpop, Darkwave, EBM

NOVA-SPES was formed in 1999 by Matthias Hübner, Steffen Poehler and André Richter. In 2011 the band was signed by Bruno Kramm and his Label DANSE MACABRE. From the beginning the Nova-Spes was a pure electro-project but with much different influences…

Corydon Singers, Matthew Best - Johannes Brahms: Motets (1989) Reissue 2010

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Corydon Singers, Matthew Best - Johannes Brahms: Motets (1989) Reissue 2010

Corydon Singers, Matthew Best - Johannes Brahms: Motets (1989) Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55346 | Time: 01:08:40

This fabulous recording featuring Matthew Best and the Corydon Singers was first released in 1989 at a time when they were recording the standard repertoire for small choirs for Hyperion, and this disc of Brahms' motets and shorter sacred choral pieces was, and is, one of their finest. From the smooth and lovely Ave Maria for women's choir and organ through their hard and harsh "Warum is das Licht gegeben?" to their craggy yet consoling "Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein," Best and his choir deliver technically impeccable and deeply moving performances. The Corydon Singers tend toward a big, lush, and slightly fruity sound, as is common with English choirs. But one cannot fault their diction, articulation, pronunciation or their tone, blend, and balance. Best's interpretations are soulful but not sentimental and expressive but not excessive. Recorded in full-bodied digital sound, these performances will likely please fans of Brahms' sacred choral music.

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance - Festive Hanseatic Music (2001)

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Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance - Festive Hanseatic Music (2001)

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance - Festive Hanseatic Music (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 343 Mb | Total time: 74:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 782-2 | Recorded: 2000

The term “Hanseatic” in this program titled Festive Hanseatic Music originates from the word Hansa, which simply means a company of merchants trading overseas. The selections here were mostly composed during the waning years of the so-called Hanseatic league–an alliance of primarily prosperous northern European cities that began in the 13th century and ended in the 17th. While commerce for the Hanseatic league may have been on the decline during this period, the quality of the works offered on this new CPO CD clearly gives the impression that its musical life was thriving.

Rheinische Kantorei; Das Kleine Konzert; Hermann Max - Franz Tunder: Concerti (2004)

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Rheinische Kantorei; Das Kleine Konzert; Hermann Max - Franz Tunder: Concerti (2004)

Franz Tunder: Concerti (2004)
Rheinische Kantorei; Das Kleine Konzert; Hermann Max, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: CPO | # cpo999943-2 | Time: 01:08:32

Although his name might not rate very highly on the recognition meter even of classical music buffs, Franz Tunder was a consequential entity in the early history of the German Baroque. Tunder served as organist at the Marienkirche in Lübeck from 1641 to his death in 1667, and during that time instituted the Abendmusiken, the first series of public concerts to take place in Germany. Seventeen vocal "concertos" exist from Tunder's pen and they were created for these special events; little more than half of them appear on this generous and well-performed CPO disc, Franz Tunder: Concerti. Conductor Hermann Max leads Das Kleine Konzert and the singing group Rheinische Kantorei in 10 concerti, which uses a variety of singers in frontline combinations. Tunder must have had some good basses in his chorus, as they have most of the hardest music in the Concerti, and five of these ten works are sung by bass or basses alone. Both men used here, Ekkehard Abele and Yoshitaka Ogasawara, do an excellent job. The string parts are crisp and do not dawdle, and Max never allows the music to get too grandiose, wisely keeping it within the boundaries of the chamber idiom to which it belongs. The music is never ornately busy and has a relaxed, soothing effect.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Bruckner: The Symphonies Nos. 7-8 (2021) [Blu-Ray]

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Bruckner: The Symphonies Nos. 7-8 (2021) [Blu-Ray]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Bruckner: The Symphonies Nos. 7-8 (2021) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29.970 fps | 105+89 min | 21,4+21,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 105+89 min | 5,71+4,79 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | C Major

This Blu-ray box contains the international acclaimed Bruckner cycle of Christian Thielemann, a “magician of the Bruckner sound”(Kurier on Symphony No. 5) and the Staatskapelle Dresden, whose own Bruckner tradition dates back more than a century. Outstanding reviews emphasize the exceptionally high artistic quality of the concerts: “Once again Thielemann proved to be the unrestricted ruler on his ancestral territory, German Romantic repertoire” (Hamburger Abendblatt on Symphony No. 2). Christian Thielemann “displays the full musical maelstrom of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3” (Münchner Merkur). “Another Bruckner triumph for Dresden” (Sächsische Zeitung on Symphony No. 6). “… one would have to be hard-hearted not to be touched by this heartfelt music” (Der Tagesspiegel on Symphony No. 8).

Emma Kirkby, The Romantic Chamber Group of London - Amy Beach: Chanson d'amour (2002)

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Emma Kirkby, The Romantic Chamber Group of London - Amy Beach: Chanson d'amour (2002)

Amy Beach - Chanson d'amour (2002)
Emma Kirkby, soprano; The Romantic Chamber Group of London

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1245 | Time: 01:05:45

Emma Kirkby, doyenne of the Early Music scene, here shows that she's just as comfortable in music of a more recent vintage. Amy Beach was a woman ahead of her time, performing as solo pianist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra by the age of 18. The same year (1885), she married Henry Beach and, no longer able to perform publicly (it would have gone against her social status), she instead settled down to composing. And delightful stuff it is, too, as Kirkby and friends demonstrate in this charming recital. A number of the songs add violin, cello, or both to the piano and voice combination. "Ecstasy," for instance, has a most effective violin part that is an ideal foil to the purity of Kirkby's voice. Other highlights include the Schumannesque Browning Songs and the amiable Shakespeare Songs (the last of which, "Fairy Lullaby," is irresistible). The final item here, "Elle et moi," is an upbeat little number that suits Kirkby's lithe soprano to perfection. Occasionally, in some of the more lushly textured songs, such as "A Mirage" and "Stella Viatoris," perhaps a fuller voice would have been preferable, but then sample "Chanson d'amour" (written when Beach was only 21 and with a wonderful cello part in addition to the piano) and try to imagine it being better sung. The purely instrumental items are played with unfailing sensitivity and elegance. The Romance is straight out of the salon, while the much later Piano Trio (though actually based on early material) packs plenty of emotion and variety into its 14 minutes. The recording is exemplary, as are the concise notes and texts and translations.

VA - Planet Rap (1993) {Tommy Boy} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Planet Rap (1993) {Tommy Boy} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Planet Rap (1993) {Tommy Boy}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 117 mb
Genre: rap, hip-hop

A compilation CD released in 1993 by Tommy Boy Records, featuring international artists. The music ranges from German to Japanese, Portuguese to Italian, and others, plus some English tracks too.

Wolfgang Sawallisch, Philharmonia Orchestra - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (1987)

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Wolfgang Sawallisch, Philharmonia Orchestra - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (1987)

Wolfgang Sawallisch, Philharmonia Orchestra - Richard Strauss: Capriccio (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 535 Mb | Total time: 61:57+73:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDS 7 49014 8 | Recorded: 1957-1958

Few singers have fused words and music as eloquently as Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and few sopranos have proved more radiant in Strauss. All this makes her the ideal protagonist in the composer’s final opera, his ingenious and engaging ‘conversation piece’ on artistic themes. Schwarzkopf is joined by a cast of superlative stature and style and by a conductor intimately identified with the works of Strauss, Wolfgang Sawallisch.

Ludger Remy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: The Cornett Cantatas (1998)

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Ludger Remy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: The Cornett Cantatas (1998)

Ludger Rémy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Telemann: The Cornett Cantatas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 51:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999542-2 | Recorded: 1997

Dass Georg Philipp Telemann durch seinen schier unerschöpflichen Einfallsreichtum immer wieder für Überraschungen gut ist, haben wir auf cpo schon oft bewiesen. Auch die jetzige Veröffentlichung zeigt wieder seine Originalität jenseits aller eingefahrenen Gleise. Wir veröffentlichen drei wunderschöne Kantaten aus Telemanns Frankfurter Zeit um 1720: »Sehet an die Exempel der Alten«, »Erhöre mich, wenn ich rufe« und »lch halte aber dafür«.

The Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Soloists, Dennis Russell Davies Philip Glass: Akhnaten (1987) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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The Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Soloists, Dennis Russell Davies Philip Glass: Akhnaten (1987) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - Akhnaten: An Opera in Three Acts for Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists (1987)
The Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Soloists, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 316 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism, Opera | Label: CBS Masterworks | # M2K 42457 | Time: 02:08:37

The third in the Glass’ trilogy of operas about men who changed the world in which they lived through the power of their ideas, “Akhnaten”‘s subject is religion. The Pharaoh Akhnaten was the first monotheist in recorded story, and his substitution of a one-god religion for the multi-god worship in use when he came to power was responsible for his violent overthrow. The opera describes the rise, reign, and fall of Akhnaten in a series of tableaus. Libretto (Egyptian, Arcadian, Hebrew, and language of the audience) by the composer in association with Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel and Richard Riddell. Vocal text drawn from original sources by Shalom Goldman.

Los Angeles Philharmonic & Gustavo Dudamel - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major "Symphony of a Thousand" (2021)

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Los Angeles Philharmonic & Gustavo Dudamel - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major "Symphony of a Thousand" (2021)

Los Angeles Philharmonic & Gustavo Dudamel - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major "Symphony of a Thousand" (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 364 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | 01:15:30
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s revelatory interpretation of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall (30/31 May & 2 June 2019) will be released in June 2021. Their new album documents a landmark performance that brought the LA Philharmonic’s centennial season to a triumphant conclusion in 2019. Mahler’s extraordinary ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ spans a universe of emotions, channeled through everything from passages of intimate reflection to overwhelming outbursts of choral and orchestral sound.

Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas Nos. 54, 82, 170 (1996)

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Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas Nos. 54, 82, 170 (1996)

Nathalie Stutzmann, Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band - Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas Nos. 54, 82, 170 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 259 Mb | Total time: 60:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | # 09026 62655 2 | Recorded: 1994

Nathalie Stutzmann is regarded as one of the most remarkable musical personalities of our time and one of a few genuine contralto voices.

VA - Merge #2B CD (1998) {Merge magazine sampler} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Merge #2B CD (1998) {Merge magazine sampler} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Merge #2B CD (1998) {Merge magazine sampler}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 156 mb
Genre: electronica, jazz

A sampler CD of fantastic electronica music from issue no. 2 of Merge magazine. This contains music by Pan sonic, Funkstörung, Mouse On Mars, Matmos and many others.