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James Tuggle, State Orchestra Suttgart - Tchaikovsky: John Cranko's Onegin (2018)

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James Tuggle, State Orchestra Suttgart - Tchaikovsky: John Cranko's Onegin (2018)

James Tuggle, State Orchestra Suttgart - Tchaikovsky: John Cranko's Onegin (2018)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.09 Gb (DVD9) | 96 min
Classical | Unitel Edition

John Cranko’s mastery of the art of the pas de deux finds its climax in Onegin, one of the most successful full length ballets of the 20th century. Set to sweeping music by Tchaikovsky, it tells Alexander Pushkin’s tragic love story of the world-weary aristocrat Onegin and the naïve country girl Tatiana in a superbly nuanced way. Featuring world stars Friedemann Vogel and Alicia Amatriain, this production is a must for all lovers of dramatic – and romantic – ballets. With Onegin, John Cranko secured his place in the pantheon of great 20th century choreographers. He created the three act work for the Stuttgart Ballet – of which he was Director – in 1965 and revised the ballet two years later.

VA - Roussel: Suite En Fa; Sinfonietta; Symphonie N°3; Deux Poèmes De Ronsard Op.26; Sérénade Op.30; Trois Pièces (2018)

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VA -  Roussel: Suite En Fa; Sinfonietta; Symphonie N°3; Deux Poèmes De Ronsard Op.26; Sérénade Op.30; Trois Pièces (2018)

VA - Roussel: Suite En Fa; Sinfonietta; Symphonie N°3; Deux Poèmes De Ronsard Op.26; Sérénade Op.30; Trois Pièces (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 388 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 192 Mb | Covers included | 01:19:22
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Albert Roussel (1869-1937) a vingt-cinq ans, en 1894, lorsqu’il renonce à une carrière toute tracée d’officier de marine (il a navigué jusqu’en Cochinchine et aux Indes) pour entamer de sérieuses études musicales : il s’installe à Paris, prend des leçons auprès d’Eugène Gigout, puis devient l’élève de Vincent d’Indy à la Schola Cantorum. La maîtrise du contrepoint qu’il y acquiert (puis enseigne) n’assèche en rien une inspiration aussi personnelle que colorée. Joyau de son oeuvre pour orchestre, la Suite en fa (1926) est emblématique d’une écriture vigoureuse : Paul Paray élance les lignes anguleuses du Prélude comme personne (et quels cuivres !), rend à la Gigue ses sonorités de kermesse, équilibre souplesse et ferveur dans la Sarabande.

Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein dirige Beethoven, Dvorak, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schumann & Tchaïkovski (2018)

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Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein dirige Beethoven, Dvorak, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schumann & Tchaïkovski (2018)

Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic & RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra - Leonard Bernstein dirige Beethoven, Dvorak, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schumann & Tchaïkovski (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 821 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 375 Mb | Covers included | 02:39:22
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Tout commence un soir de janvier 1937, à Boston où le chef Dimitri Mitropoulos achève son deuxième séjour par la Symphonie en ut de Schumann. Invité à suivre répétitions et concert, l’étudiant Bernstein sent, au cours de l’Adagio espressivo, son « coeur éclater dans un mélange terrible de fierté et d’abattement ». Conçue au fond du gouffre, achevée au retour de la lumière en 1846, cette Symphonie no 2 le poursuivra longtemps. Bernstein chef d’orchestre est né par elle, commençons de même [CD I, 1-4]. L’influence de Mitropoulos ne s’arrête pas là. Une saison plus tôt, le chef grec avait soufflé Boston en dirigeant du piano le Concerto no 3 de Prokofiev, numéro de voltige que son admirateur reproduira en substituant Ravel à Prokofiev.

VA - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum H146, Magnificat H73, Litanies de la Vierge H83, In Honorem Sancti Ludovici H365 (2018)

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VA - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum H146, Magnificat H73, Litanies de la Vierge H83, In Honorem Sancti Ludovici H365 (2018)

VA - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum H146, Magnificat H73, Litanies de la Vierge H83, In Honorem Sancti Ludovici H365 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 386 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 200 Mb | Covers included | 01:22:50
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Long completely forgotten and then hailed, in the twentieth century, as a Baroque genius, Charpentier was born in Paris, in 1643. In the mid-1660s, he traveled to Rome, where he spent three years studying with Carissimi and mastering the Italian style. Upon his return to Paris, Charpentier accepted employment and patronage from the powerful and pious Marie de Lorraine, known as Mademoiselle de Guise, last scion of the illustrious Guise family. In 1627, already known for his religious music, Charpentier agreed to provide incidental music for Molière's comedies. With astounding facility, the church composer wrote witty, charming, and delightful music in perfect consonance with Molière's comedic genius, as exemplified by the extraordinary score for Le Malade imaginaire.

VA - Henry Purcell: 17 Songs (2018)

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VA - Henry Purcell: 17 Songs (2018)

VA - Henry Purcell: 17 Songs (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 362 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 199 Mb | Covers included | 01:22:42
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Although he incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell developed a properly English form of Baroque music. A complete musician, he eclipses by the quality and variety of his work all that his contemporaries have been able to write in the genres he addressed: opera, stage music, secular and religious cantatas, music for keyboard or chamber music.

Quatuor Amadeus - Schubert: Quatuor N° 10; Mozart: Quintette KV 515; Haydn: Quatuor Op. 20 N° 5 (2018)

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Quatuor Amadeus - Schubert: Quatuor N° 10; Mozart: Quintette KV 515; Haydn: Quatuor Op. 20 N° 5 (2018)

Quatuor Amadeus - Schubert: Quatuor N° 10; Mozart: Quintette KV 515; Haydn: Quatuor Op. 20 N° 5; Mendelssohn: Capriccio & fugue Op. 81 N° 3 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 265 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Covers included | 01:17:25
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

«Si la personnalité humaine est une énigme, la réunion de quatre individus reste, elle aussi, un mystère. Pour rendre perceptible aux générations futures l’essence de la musique, il faudra prendre conscience que l’art, demain, ne nécessitera pas tant de perfection que d’humanité. S’il y a un message du Quatuor Amadeus c’est bien celui-là. L’autre secret des Amadeus c’était l’intuition, la spontanéité.

Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton - Come to Me in My Dreams (2018)

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Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton - Come to Me in My Dreams (2018)

Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton - Come to Me in My Dreams (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:18 | 328 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10944

Sleep is a common enough subject in art song, and Come to Me in My Dreams, a recital by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and pianist Joseph Middleton, isn't the only one. It may well, however, be the best. There are numerous attractions, starting with Connolly's voice, seeming to catch the mixture of clarity and seductiveness in the sleep phenomenon. Connolly touches on some little-known numbers, including a gem by the still rarely heard Muriel Herbert right at the beginning (sample the unaccompanied opening, and you'll be hooked for the duration). The music is all British, mostly from between the world wars, and all more or less similar in tone, although there's some splendid poetry involved.

Lubotsky Trio - Mozart: Divertimento, K.563 Schnittke: String Trio (2018)

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Lubotsky Trio - Mozart: Divertimento, K.563 Schnittke: String Trio (2018)

Lubotsky Trio - Mozart: Divertimento, K.563 Schnittke: String Trio (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:42 | 361 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | Catalog: MEL CD 10 02566

Melodiya presents recordings of chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Alfred Schnittke performed by the trio led by the outstanding musician Mark Lubotsky. Despite a 200-year gap between them, the music of these composers has much in common. It is the versatility of the genre palette, the combination of daring and bold innovation and the sense of continuity, an acute awareness of the tragedy of earthly existence while maintaining an objective attitude to the art.

Fritz Reiner, Hugh Wolff, Antonio Pedrotti & VA - Ottorino Respighi: Pins de Rome, Fêtes de Rome & Les Oiseaux (2018)

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Fritz Reiner, Hugh Wolff, Antonio Pedrotti & VA - Ottorino Respighi: Pins de Rome, Fêtes de Rome & Les Oiseaux (2018)

Victoria de Los Angeles, Gerald Moore, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff, Czech Philharmonic, Antonio Pedrotti - Ottorino Respighi: Pins de Rome, Fêtes de Rome & Les Oiseaux (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 328 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | Covers included | 01:06:52
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Difficile d’imaginer entrée en matière plus éblouissante que celle des Pins de Rome, poème symphonique composé par Respighi en 1924, deuxième volet d’une trilogie célébrant la capitale italienne, entamée huit ans plus tôt par un hommage à quatre de ses fontaines. Un pied de nez de la trompette (un si bémol aussi sonore que dissonant) clôt la lumineuse évocation des jeux d’enfants sous les résineux de la Villa Borghese. Le Lento qui s’enchaîne nous emmène à l’entrée d’une catacombe. Une mélodie de plainchant remonte des profondeurs du mystérieux sépulcre. Pas de changement de tempo pour la troisième partie, onirique scène nocturne sur le Janicule.

VA - Debussy: Estampes, Images I & II, Children's Corner, 5 Etudes (2018)

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VA - Debussy: Estampes, Images I & II, Children's Corner, 5 Etudes (2018)

VA - Debussy: Estampes, Images I & II, Children's Corner, 5 Etudes (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 264 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 197 Mb | Covers included | 01:23:05
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

« J’aime presque autant les images que la musique », confie Debussy en 1911. L’aveu ne surprend pas chez ce passionné de peinture préraphaélite et d’art japonais, adorateur de Turner (« le plus beau créateur de mystère qui soit en art »). Dans le domaine du piano, c’est en se référant à la dimension visuelle qu’il atteint sa pleine maturité, comme en témoignent les trois Estampes (1903), les deux séries d’Images (1905 et 1907) et deux pièces isolées relevant du même univers : L’Isle joyeuse et Masques (1903-1904). Il généralise alors les titres évocateurs.

Jamie Saft - Solo a Genova (2018)

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Jamie Saft - Solo a Genova (2018)

Jamie Saft - Solo a Genova (2018)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Scans included
Label: RareNoise Records | # RNR088 | Time: 01:03:59
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Piano Jazz

One of the most prolific artists in the RareNoise roster, Jamie Saft has appeared on recordings by such groups as Metallic Taste of Blood, Slobber Pup, Plymouth, Red Hill, The Spanish Donkey and Berserk! As well as on collaborations with Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte (New Standard / Loneliness Road, which also featured Iggy Pop, Bill Brovold (Serenity Knolls), Roswell Rudd (Strength & Power) and his own New Zion album (Sunshine Seas). And yet, over all those sessions he has never recorded a solo piano album. Solo A Genova is Saft's highly emotive take on jazz standards and other uniquely American compositions. Recorded at the beautiful Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Italy in an acoustically marvellous space, Solo A Genova showcases Saft on a 9-foot Steinway Model D piano in the service of a number beguiling piano arrangements of tunes by Curtis Mayfield, Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis, John Coltrane, ZZ Top, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Charles Ives, Miles Davis and Bill Evans.

Jon Brion - Le grand bain (Musique originale du film) (2018)

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Jon Brion - Le grand bain (Musique originale du film) (2018)

Jon Brion - Le Grand Bain (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 01:06:58 | 414,28 MB
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Producer, all-purpose studio musician, arranger, songwriter, and film composer Jon Brion has been a high-profile behind-the-scenes fixture on the Los Angeles music scene since the mid-'90s. After playing in bands in home state of Connecticut, then Boston in the late '80s (including touring with Aimee Mann's group 'Til Tuesday), he became an in-demand session musician and producer on the West Coast.

VA - Johann Strauss II: La Chauve-Souris - Eine Nacht in Venedig, Wiener Blut, Der Zigeunerbaron (extracts) (2018)

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VA - Johann Strauss II: La Chauve-Souris - Eine Nacht in Venedig, Wiener Blut, Der Zigeunerbaron (extracts) (2018)

VA - Johann Strauss II: La Chauve-Souris (die Fledermaus) - Eine Nacht in Venedig, Wiener Blut, Der Zigeunerbaron (extracts) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 510 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 388 Mb | Covers included | 02:45:41
Classical, Opera | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Champagne pour le centième opus de la collection, avec la plus viennoise des Chauve-Souris, et un plateau de friandises invitant Wunderlich, Kunz, Streich, Gedda, Köth, Jurinac ou Schwarzkopf à la fête.

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.27 No.1, Op.31 No.2, Op.79, Op.109 (2018)

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Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.27 No.1, Op.31 No.2, Op.79, Op.109 (2018)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op.27 No.1, Op.31 No.2, Op.79, Op.109 (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:22 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68199

Canada's Angela Hewitt would be on anybody's list of the world's great pianists, but she has been known as a Bach specialist. Her cycle of Beethoven's piano sonatas on Hyperion has, to an extent, been what you might expect: technically precise, individualistic, a bit idiosyncratic. What listeners may not have been prepared for is how high the highs are. Here it is absolutely essential to stick around through the whole program. Hewitt's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 ("Tempest"), has odd features: violent accents in the outer movements, and a curious de-emphasis of the octave ornament figure that plays such an important structural role in the slow movement.

Dmitri Kitayenko, Gürzenich-Orchesters Köln - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (2018)

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Dmitri Kitayenko, Gürzenich-Orchesters Köln - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (2018)

Dmitri Kitayenko, Gürzenich-Orchesters Köln - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 63:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Oehms | OC457 | Recorded: 2015

The influential critic Karl Flodin commented after the première of Sibelius’ Second Symphony, 'A symphonic poem the like of Sibelius’ Second Symphony has never been heard before, it’s something rarely heard in the genre of modern symphony. The more you listen to this brilliant work, the more powerful its contours seem, the deeper its soul appears and the more striking become the clues which hint at an understanding of this composition'. Oehms Classics has found the perfect partners for this recording in Dmitrij Kitajenko and the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, whom have paired it delightfully with two short pieces by Edvard Grieg.