Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 1.10 Gb | Total time: 192:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 95283 | Recorded: 2014, 2015

Demofoonte dates from the early Milan years of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), long before the radical reform operas for which he is most famous and his break with opera seria and the librettos of Pietro Metastasio. Gluck arrived in the northern Italian city in 1737 and was mentored there by composer Giovanni Battista Sammartini. Though Sammartini primarily composed symphonies and music for the church, Milan boasted a vibrant opera scene, and Gluck soon formed an association with one of the city's up-and-coming opera houses, the Teatro Regio Ducal.

Schoenberg Quartet - Janáček, Szymanowski: String Quartets (2007)

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Schoenberg Quartet - Janáček, Szymanowski: String Quartets (2007)

Schoenberg Quartet - Janáček, Szymanowski: String Quartets (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 78:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos| CHAN 10405 | Recorded: 2005

This is a brilliant idea for a CD. Composed within a time-frame of 11 years (1917-28), at a similar geographical distance from the main cosmopolitan centres of music, and with similar stylistic overlaps between late Romanticism and modernism, these two pairs of quartets make for genuinely illuminating comparison.

Jan Vermeulen, Veerle Peeters - Schubert: Works for Four Hands Vol. 2 (2015)

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Jan Vermeulen, Veerle Peeters - Schubert: Works for Four Hands Vol. 2 (2015)

Jan Vermeulen, Veerle Peeters - Schubert: Works for Four Hands Vol. 2 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 76:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Etcetera Records | KTC 1502 | Recorded: 2014

This is the second in line of the series of Jan Vermeulen's twelve CDs of the complete works of Schubert for piano solo was greeted with praise by the Belgian and the international music press. He was named Musician of the Year in Flanders on the occasion of the completion of the cycle in 2010 and also carried off one of the coveted Klara awards; several international music magazines described him at the time as an ideal interpreter of Schubert’s music. It was only to be expected that a recording of Schubert’s works for piano duet would soon follow.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.37 Gb | Total time: 15:30:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Bart Demuyt, Capilla Flamenca, Oltremontano - Alexander Utendal & Philippus de Monte: Motets (2003)

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Bart Demuyt, Capilla Flamenca, Oltremontano - Alexander Utendal & Philippus de Monte: Motets (2003)

Bart Demuyt, Capilla Flamenca, Oltremontano - Alexander Utendal & Philippus de Monte: Motets (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 57:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Passacaille | PAS937 | Recorded: 2003

Während des De Monte-Jahres veröffentlichten Capilla Flamenca und das Bläserensemble Oltremontano (auf Initiative und unter der Leitung von Bart Demuyt) eine CD mit Motetten von zwei flämischen Meistern, die überwiegend an den habsburgischen Höfen tätig waren. Philippus de Monte war Hofkapellmeister in Wien und Prag und Alexander Utendal wurde Vize-Hofkapellmeister von Erzherzog Ferdinand von Tirol, dem Bruder Kaiser Maximilians.

Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza, Coro Costanzo Porta - Purcell: Didona and Aeneas (2016)

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Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza, Coro Costanzo Porta - Purcell: Didona and Aeneas (2016)

Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza, Coro Costanzo Porta - Purcell: Didona and Aeneas (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 76:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | CC72737 | Recorded: 2016

Fabio Bonizzoni, one of Baroque music performance leading conductors of our time, and his group La Risonanza make their debut on Challenge Classics with Dido and Aeneas, Purcell's operatic masterpiece. It is coupled with The Love of Mars and Venus by John Eccles and Gottfried Finger, Purcell's near contemporaries. Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, composed in the 1680s, is arguably the most beloved and best-known opera in English. Bonizzoni says: "The charm of this opera is in that it contains everything, like Cervantes' Don Quixote: any life experience is within it. Love, hate, death, dream, despair, the innocent and the wicked play.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 4: Bruckner (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 4: Bruckner (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 4: Bruckner (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.42 Gb | Total time: 06:38:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Guntis Kuzma, Andris Poga, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra - Tālivaldis Ķeniņš: Symphony No.1 & Two Concertos (2020)

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Guntis Kuzma, Andris Poga, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra - Tālivaldis Ķeniņš: Symphony No.1 & Two Concertos (2020)

Guntis Kuzma, Andris Poga, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra - Tālivaldis Ķeniņš: Symphony No.1 & Two Concertos (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 245 Mb | Total time: 57:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | ODE 1350-2 | Recorded: 2020

Tālivaldis Ķeniņš (1919–2008) is a name that is not known to most classical listeners despite of his long international career as a composer. This album presents three orchestral works by one of Latvia’s greatest 20th century composers performed by the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Andris Poga and Guntis Kuzma.

Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)

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Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)

Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 61:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 409-2 | Recorded: 2008

Joseph Martin Kraus was born in the same year as Mozart and died only one year after him; like him, he was also a musician who revealed his extraordinary talent at an early age. It is only in recent years, however, that Kraus has again begun to receive somewhat more attention as a multitalented artistic personality. Born in Miltenberg am Main, Kraus enjoyed a career that took him to Stockholm as court music director to the music-loving King Gustavus III. In their originality his sacred compositions tower above the conventional liturgical repertoire produced in Southern Germany during the second half of the eighteenth century.

Juilliard String Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12-15 (1989)

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Juilliard String Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12-15 (1989)

Juilliard String Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12-15 (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 570 Mb | Total time: 134:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CBS Masterworks | MB2K 45617 | Recorded: 1980, 1981, 1983

Schubert's final four quartets represent the last flowering of the Viennese Classical style. Their melodic generosity has always appealed to music lovers (and quartet players), though in the hands of some less disciplined ensembles the music can tend to sprawl. That's never a danger with these warm, impulsive performances, which allow the music's natural lyricism to flow vigorously without ever becoming sticky or sentimental. Schubert's String Quartet No. 12 is the single movement also known as the Quartettensatz ("Quartet Movement"), but the other three quartets are full-length, indeed epic works that bear comparison with the late works of Beethoven in musical richness and profundity.

Simone Stella - Johann Gottfried Walther: Complete Organ Music [12 CDs] (2015)

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Simone Stella - Johann Gottfried Walther: Complete Organ Music [12 CDs] (2015)

Simone Stella - Johann Gottfried Walther: Complete Organ Music [12 CDs] (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.67 Gb | Total time: 12:07:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 94730 | Recorded: 2013

The complete organ works by Walther! Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748, a near contemporary of Bach) spent the major part of his life as the organist of the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Weimar, where he also was teacher of the Duke of Weimar. He formed a close friendship with Johann Sebastian Bach, of whom he was a second cousin. Walthers organ music may be divided into a large corpus of Chorale settings, in which he followed the tradition of Bach, and the transcriptions of fashionable concertos by composers like Telemann, Albinoni, Torelli, Vivaldi, Gentili and many others.

Jürgen Sonnentheil, Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestre, canto tanto - Valentin Rathgeber: Augsburgisches Tafel-Confect (2005)

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Jürgen Sonnentheil, Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestre, canto tanto - Valentin Rathgeber: Augsburgisches Tafel-Confect (2005)

Jürgen Sonnentheil, Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestre, canto tanto - Valentin Rathgeber: Augsburgisches Tafel-Confect (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 415 Mb | Total time: 77:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 999 995-2 | Recorded: 2003

Valentin Rathgeber was a very successful composer in Germany in the first half on the 18th century. He was born in Fulda and studied theology in Würzburg where he also became a schoolmaster and an organist. In 1707 he entered the monastery at Banz as a chamber musician, and there he was ordained in 1711. In the same year he was appointed choirmaster, a post he held until his death. As a composer he concentrated on writing sacred music for churches which couldn't afford professional singers and players. His music is melodious and technically not very demanding. This was the main reason it became very popular throughout Germany.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 3: Brahms (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 3: Brahms (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 3: Brahms (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.86 Gb | Total time: 07:40:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Baptiste Romain, Le Miroir de Musique - Johannes de Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)

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Baptiste Romain, Le Miroir de Musique - Johannes de Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)

Baptiste Romain, Le Miroir de Musique - Johannes de Lymburgia: Gaude Felix Padua (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 305 Mb | Total time: 65:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | RIC402 | Recorded: 2018

Born around 1380 in the Duchy of Limburg, possibly in the little town of the same name, Johannes de Limburgia was active for a long time in Liège, then in Italy. We have evidence of his presence in Vicenza between 1431 and 1436, and several of his works refer explicitly to Vicenza, as well as to Venice and Padua, demonstrating a strong connection with northern Italy, where his music was compiled. His output – more than 45 works – is contained in three large manuscripts from the first half of the fifteenth century, alongside music by other composers from north of the Alps, such as Johannes Ciconia and Guillaume Dufay.

Hubert Hoffmann, Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - Wenzel Ludwig Edler von Radolt: Viennese Lute Concertos (2008)

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Hubert Hoffmann, Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - Wenzel Ludwig Edler von Radolt: Viennese Lute Concertos (2008)

Hubert Hoffmann, Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - Wenzel Ludwig Edler von Radolt: Viennese Lute Concertos (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 399 Mb | Total time: 78:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | CC 72291 | Recorded: 2008

Wenzel Ludwig Edler von Radolt’s collection of lute music entitled ”To my most true and confiding friend”, inclined both to the merry and to the sad humours, herewith in the company of other faithful vassals of our innermost sensibility’ was printed in 1701 in Vienna by J(oh)ann Michael Nestler and bears a dedication to the then‚ Roman King’ Josef I.
Radolt was of Austro-Italian aristocratic descent. He was born and died in Vienna. According to his own account, he spent his life ”so allured by the beguiling countenance of most pleasurable music, as to dedicate the course of my life to her“. The ‘Most true and confiding friend’ is the only work of Radolt that survives today.