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Igor Kipnis - Harpsichord Greatest Hits (1989)

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Igor Kipnis - Harpsichord Greatest Hits (1989)

Igor Kipnis - Harpsichord Greatest Hits (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 431 Mb | Total time: 72:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CBS Records ‎| MLK 45524 | Recorded: 1989

As with several other of Kipnis' albums, these could serve as either an eye opener for those uninitiated to the potential of the late 20th century harpsichord in the hands of these virtuoso musicians. And an introduction of the incredibly rich, varied music of the 18th Century. Igor Kipnis was so much more than a master of the keyboard, he helped introduce three generations to what the Baroque was all about.

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

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Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 210 min | 6,79+7,74 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 2006

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers.

COE, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Felix Mendelssohn: 'Ein Sommernachtstraum', Op. 61; 'Die erste Walpurgisnacht', Op. 60 (1993)

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COE, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Felix Mendelssohn: 'Ein Sommernachtstraum', Op. 61; 'Die erste Walpurgisnacht', Op. 60 (1993)

Felix Mendelssohn: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Op. 61; 'Die erste Walpurgisnacht', Op. 60 (1993)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Orchestral, Choral | Label: Teldec | # 9031-74882-2 | Time: 01:17:55

Mendelssohn's highly potent brand of magic here in rhythmically robust live recordings of eight numbers from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a formidable team of soloists for the spooky Walpurgisnacht.

Itzhak Perlman - Collaborations - Works by Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Halvorsen, Walton and Williams (2020)

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Itzhak Perlman - Collaborations - Works by Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Halvorsen, Walton and Williams (2020)

Itzhak Perlman - Collaborations - Works by Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Halvorsen, Walton and Williams (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:53:04 | 244 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classical

Itzhak Perlman has dominated the world of violin virtuosos for half a century. His TV appearances had already made him a household name in the US by the time he was 13. A few years later came his Carnegie Hall debut, then the prestigious Leventritt Award, followed by triumphant tours of Israel, North America and Europe between 1965 and 1968. By then he was an international celebrity and recognized “not just as the finest violinist of his generation but as one of the greatest musical talents to emerge since World War II” (leading string authority Tully Potter writing in the NEW GROVE).

Peter Donohoe - Tchaikovsky: Solo Piano Works (2019)

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Peter Donohoe - Tchaikovsky: Solo Piano Works (2019)

Peter Donohoe - Tchaikovsky: Solo Piano Works (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 84:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records ‎| SIGCD594 | Recorded: 2018

Tchaikovskys contemporaries tell us that he was good enough to become a concert pianist, if he had chosen to follow that path. But he preferred to focus on composition, and rarely performed in public concerts. His interest in the piano is mainly to be found in his many pieces for the instrument, and since most of these were suitable for amateurs with solid skills, they sold well and played an important role in building up his fame. Despite this, some view Tchaikovskys solo piano works are not performed as regularly as his orchestral works.

Marcel Dupre - Organ Works, Volume 8 - Ben van Oosten (2007) {MDG 316 1290-2}

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Marcel Dupre - Organ Works, Volume 8 - Ben van Oosten (2007) {MDG 316 1290-2}

Marcel Dupre - Organ Works, Volume 8 - Ben van Oosten (2007) {MDG 316 1290-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 219 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 41 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2007 MDG | MDG 316 1290-2
Classical / 20th Century / Organ

On Vol. 8 of his recording of Dupre's complete organ works, Ben Van Oosten presents four magnificent works from the composer's middle period, performed on the Beuchet-Debierre organ in Angouleme. I'm sure the neighbors are disappointed in my purchase. I rather enjoy rattling the walls with this one. The instrument is magnificent and the performances more than competent.

Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 204 min | 41,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / 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 | 204 min | 14,3 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This production from Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti Modena is conducted by Fabrizio Ventura. He has performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as well as the Arena di Verona and the Sydney Opera House. The cast is led Giacomo Prestia who has performed with some of the world’s greatest conductors including Abbado, Mehta, Muti, Gatti and Barenboim. He is supported by Mario Malagnini and Cellia Costea.

Arvo Part - Summa - Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi (2002) {Virgin Classics}

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Arvo Part - Summa - Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi (2002) {Virgin Classics}

Arvo Part - Summa - Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi (2002) {Virgin Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 291 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 90 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2002 Virgin Classics / EMI Records | 7243 5 45501 2 6
Classical / Avant-Garde / Post-Modern / Modern Composition / Symphonies

At a mere five minutes, Arvo Pärt's Summa is actually the shortest composition on this CD. But, for its sheer, austere beauty, the work makes a fitting introduction to this orchestral disc. Pärt's trademark "tintinnabulation" style is in full effect on this sublime recording. Each of these works sounds simple and minimalist, yet also achingly profound. In Pärt's Symphony No. 3 (the earliest piece here, dating from 1971), the roots of his groundbreaking technique are just beginning to take shape: the ringing of bells, the calculated tension, and the hints of early music all add to the three-movement work's drama.

King's Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds (2012)

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King's Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds (2012)

King's Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal Music | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD307 | Time: 01:05:48

Royal Rhymes and Rounds is the King's Singers' contribution to the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne in 2012. There are ballads, part songs, madrigals, rounds, and anthems written during the reigns of (and some also in honor of) Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Victoria, and Elizabeth II. The music from the times of Henry and Elizabeth I is especially strong since it was the era of a flowering of English song, which then lay relatively dormant for several centuries. The composers include such luminaries as William Cornysh, Orlando Gibbons, John Dowland, and Thomas Weelkes, as well as Henry himself, whose rousing ballad Pastime with good companie opens the album. It's in this transparent repertoire that the group sounds its absolute best. The singers' immaculate intonation, focused tone quality, and sensitive musicianship are remarkable.

Marcello Fantoni - Paganini: 43 Ghiribizzi, MS 43 (2020)

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Marcello Fantoni - Paganini: 43 Ghiribizzi, MS 43 (2020)

Marcello Fantoni - Paganini: 43 Ghiribizzi, MS 43 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 63:22 | 263 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Stradivarius

The 43 Ghiribizzi M.S. 43 is the last organic collection of works for solo guitar by Paganini. Written in Naples around 1820, they represent the last stage of a long journey into the guitar world beginning at least twenty years before when the composer was still far from being “Paganini”, and was making his first steps into the musical world during the years of Napoleonic domination over most part of Italy. Although the technical demands of the 43 Ghiribizzi are generally inferior to those of the 37 Sonatas or the Grand Sonata, they are still pieces written by Paganini; so the musical results are rich in inventiveness, pleasant themes and perfectly idiomatic writing for the instrument. In the hands of a gifted guitarist, not only with excellent technique but with a plentiful dose of imagination and interpretative flair, they can be very enjoyable and of sure effect, as it is shown by the constant popularity that these 43 small delicious compositions have in the world of the contemporary guitar world.

Kian Soltani, Staatskapelle Berlin & Daniel Barenboim - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (2020)

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Kian Soltani, Staatskapelle Berlin & Daniel Barenboim - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (2020)

Kian Soltani, Staatskapelle Berlin & Daniel Barenboim - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:29 | 143 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Two years after his successful Deutsche Grammophon Debut Album “Home” Kian Soltani returns with a Dvořák Album featuring the famous cello concerto and five arrangements of some of the greatest pieces Antonin Dvořák composed. Dvořák‘s Cello Concerto op. 104 hasn’t been recorded for the yellow label since 2002 (Mischa Maisky with Mehta and Berliner Philharmoniker). Maestro Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin accompany Kian Soltani in the concerto, while for the other pieces (three of which have been arranged by Kian Soltani himself) he is joined by six cellists of the Staatskapelle Berlin.

David Fung - Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 & Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110 (Live) (2020)

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David Fung - Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 & Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110 (Live) (2020)

David Fung - Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 & Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110 (Live) (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:39:47 | 91 Mb
Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons

David Fung delivered Beethoven’s Bagatelles as if he were telling an exquisite story, demonstrating a supreme maturity and a rare talent for the music of the classical style.

Konstantin Scherbakov - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2020)

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Konstantin Scherbakov - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2020)

Konstantin Scherbakov - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 176 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | 01:04:49
Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons complete Beethoven Sonata cycle with pianist Konstantin Scherbakov winds down with Sonatas No. 28 and No. 29.

Boston SO, Andris Nelsons - Dmitri Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow: Symphony No. 10; Passacaglia (2015)

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Boston SO, Andris Nelsons - Dmitri Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow: Symphony No. 10; Passacaglia (2015)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10; Passacaglia (2015)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelsons

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5059 GH | Time: 01:04:50

The "Under Stalin's Shadow" subtitle of this release may be confusing inasmuch as the opening Passacaglia from the opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District dates from before the period when Stalin made Shostakovich's life a living hell, and the main attraction, the Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93, was finished ten months after Stalin's death. Actually the album is the first in a set of three; the others will cover the symphonies No. 5 through No. 9, all written during the period of Stalinist cultural control. But even here the theme is relevant: the pieces are linked by a dark mood that carries overtones (of a feminist sort in the case of the opera) of repression. And the Symphony No. 10 is decidedly some kind of turning point, with repeated (and finally triumphant) assertions of the D-S-C-H motif (D, E flat, C, B natural in the German system) that would appear frequently in the composer's later work.

Aeolian Quartet - Arriaga: The 3 String Quartets (2020)

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Aeolian Quartet - Arriaga: The 3 String Quartets (2020)

Aeolian Quartet - Arriaga: The 3 String Quartets (2020)
FLAC tracks | 69:51 | 166 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label:

The composer Juan Arriaga was born in Bilbao on 27 January 1806. He studied and worked in Paris from his mid-teens, and died there just short of his 20th birthday. According to his father Arriaga composed his first piece at the age of 11, and his Op. 1 an Overture was written in 1818, scored for a wind and string nonet. In 1819 Arriagas opera Los esclavos felices appeared, of which only fragments remain. There were additionally some piano pieces, motets and patriotic hymns, amounting to about 20 works by 1821. In September of that year Arriaga left Spain. He met the Spanish ambassador in Paris, and the composer Cherubini, at that time one of the inspectors of the Paris Conservatoire. There he was admitted to the counterpoint class of a newly appointed professor Francois-Joseph Fétis (1784-1871), and to the violin class of Pierre Baillot. His Conservatoire prizes included those for counterpoint and fugue in both 1823 and 1824 the year that Fétistook him as a teaching assistant. During these years Arriaga revised, and perhaps destroyed, several earlier works as well as producing a regular flow of new compositions. The three string quartets, probably written before 1822, were published in 1824. This exploration of his works was recorded in 1954 by The Aeolian Quartet.