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A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]

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A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]

A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23481 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 20,4 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3284 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 6,18 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: English, German, French

This concert is Renee Fleming's very personal homage to 'Fin de Siecle' Vienna. At the turn of the last century, the capital of the Austrian Empire was also one of the cultural centers for the fi ne arts and, in particular, for music. The city of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, a 'melting pot' of cultures and musical traditions, attracted gifted musicians and composers alike and provided the perfect soil for much of the greatest music of that time. With this selection of works by Hugo Wolf (1860 -1903) and Gustav Mahler (1860 -1911), combined with more progressive songs by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942), Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957), Renee Fleming presents to us the full variety of this unique epoch. The venue of her recital with Maciej Pikulski at the piano is, of course, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna.

Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker - Rhythm & Colours (2017)

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Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker - Rhythm & Colours (2017)

Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker - Rhythm & Colours (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,8 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1,1 Gb | Covers - 48 Mb | 08:10:38
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

From the moment he first raised the baton as principal conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2002, Sir Simon Rattle brought electrifying energy and a unique vision to the traditions established under his illustrious German predecessors, Karajan and Abbado. Renowned as one of the finest orchestras in the world, the Berliner Philharmoniker have thrived for 15 years under the guidance of the British maestro, its deep understanding of the great Germanic masterpieces enriched by new directions and broader musical horizons. The Rhythm & Colours box set celebrates this long and fruitful partnership with seven bestsellers and prize-winning Berlin Philharmoniker albums from the Rattle years. From monumental Mahler to the explosive rhythms of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana; from the sensual colours of Debussy to the soaring anthems of The Planets by Rattle’s countryman Gustav Holst, Rhythm & Colours showcases the very best of Rattle’s legacy in Berlin.

Munich Radio Orchestra & Ulf Schirmer - Saint-Saëns: Proserpine, R. 292 (2017)

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Munich Radio Orchestra & Ulf Schirmer - Saint-Saëns: Proserpine, R. 292 (2017)

Véronique Gens, Marie-Adeline Henry, Frédéric Antoun, Andrew Foster-Williams, Jean Teitgen, Munich Radio Orchestra & Ulf Schirmer - Saint-Saëns: Proserpine, R. 292 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 416 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 220 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:34:46
Classical, Opera | Label: Bru Zane, Ediciones Singulares

The protagonist of Saint-Saëns’ Proserpine, premiered at the Opéra-Comique on 14 March 1887, is no reincarnation of the ancient goddess, but a Renaissance courtesan well versed in culpable amours. According to the composer, she is ‘a damned soul for whom true love is a forbidden fruit; as soon as she approaches it, she experiences torture’. Yet for all the innocence of her rival Angiola, the unexpected happens: ‘It is the bloodthirsty beast that is admirable; the sweet creature is no more than pretty and likeable.’ Visibly enraptured by this delight in horror, Saint-Saëns indulges in unprecedented orchestral modernity, piling on the dissonances beneath his characters’ cries of rage or despair. He concluded thus: ‘Proserpine is, of all my stage works, the most advanced in the Wagnerian system.’ The least-known, too, and one which it was high time to reveal to the public, in its second version, revised in 1899.

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.

Prague Cello Quartet - No. I (2011) {Sound Studio/Moped}

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Prague Cello Quartet - No. I (2011) {Sound Studio/Moped}

Prague Cello Quartet - No. I (2011) {Sound Studio/Moped}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE (no LOG) | scans | 223 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 107 mb
Genre: classical

No. I is the 2011 album by the Czech Republic group the Prague Cello Quartet. This was released by Sound Studio/Moped

Baiba Skride, City of Birmingham SO, Andris Nelsons - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir Russe (2008) [Re-Up]

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Baiba Skride, City of Birmingham SO, Andris Nelsons - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir Russe (2008) [Re-Up]

Baiba Skride (violin) - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir Russe (2008)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697214232 | Time: 01:07:47

Latvian violinist Baiba Skride proffers a collection of works for violin and orchestra by Tchaikovsky, the composer for which she feels the greatest affinity. Featuring the Violin Concerto, the album also includes Skride's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's triptych Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42 in this rarely-heard version for violin and orchestra. She completes her musical souvenir album of the great Russian composer with two pieces from Swan Lake.

Georges Armand, Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Die vier Jahreszeiten) (1970) [Vinyl-Rip]

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Georges Armand, Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Die vier Jahreszeiten) (1970) [Vinyl-Rip]

Georges Armand, Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse & Louis Auriacombe - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Die vier Jahreszeiten) (1970)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | 00:44:41
Classical | Label: EMI Records

The Four Seasons is a group of four violin concerti by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. They were written around 1716–1717 and published in 1725 in Amsterdam, together with eight additional concerti, as Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione (The Contest Between Harmony and Invention).

Jakob Lindberg - Italian Music For Lute & Chitarrone (1983) [Vinyl-Rip]

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Jakob Lindberg - Italian Music For Lute & Chitarrone (1983) [Vinyl-Rip]

Jakob Lindberg - Italian Music For Lute & Chitarrone (1983)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 182 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 Mb | Artwork included | 00:42:44
Classical | Label: BIS

Jakob Lindberg was born in Sweden and developed his first passionate interest in music through the Beatles. After studying music at Stockholm University he came to London to study at the Royal College of Music. Under the guidance of Diana Poulton he decided towards the end of his studies to focus on Renaissance and baroque music.

Gaston Litaize - J.S. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599-644 (1968) [Vinyl-Rip]

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Gaston Litaize - J.S. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599-644 (1968) [Vinyl-Rip]

Gaston Litaize - J.S. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599-644 (1968)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 451 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | 01:15:41
Classical | Label: Decca Records

The Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book) BWV 599−644 is a set of 46 chorale preludes for organ — one of them is given in two versions — by Johann Sebastian Bach. All but three were written between 1708 and 1717 when Bach served as organist to the ducal court in Weimar; the remainder and a short two-bar fragment came no earlier than 1726, after the composer’s appointment as cantor at the Thomasschule in Leipzig.

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.

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Scans ~ 17 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875026172 | Time: 10:30:14

Eugene Istomin (1925–2003), one of America’s most respected pianists, was highly esteemed by audiences and colleagues alike for his mindful virtuosity and unusually wide-ranging repertoire. 2015 marks Istomin’s 90th birthday year, a milestone that Sony Classical celebrates with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks concerto and solo recordings in a limited original-jacket collection including 10 previously unreleased studio recordings. Many of these performances appear in their first authorized CD editions, including the 19-year-old pianist’s recorded debut in Bach’s D minor Concerto led by Adolf Busch; his youthful concerto collaborations with Pablo Casals; Chopin’s complete Nocturnes; Brahms’s Handel Variations; Schubert’s D major D 850 Sonata, plus the long-out-of-print Rachmaninoff 2nd, Tchaikovsky 1st, Brahms 2nd, and Beethoven 4th and 5th (“Emperor”) Concertos with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Newly remastered from the original analogue tapes, the discs are presented in facsimile sleeves and labels corresponding to the original LP releases. An enclosed booklet offers full discographical information, an essay by Jed Distler, and a photographic retrospective.

Capella Alamire, The Woodman Consort of Viols, Peter Urquhart - Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)

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Capella Alamire, The Woodman Consort of Viols, Peter Urquhart - Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)

Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)
Capella Alamire; The Woodman Consort of Viols; Noël Bisson, soprano; Peter Urquhart, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Renaissance | Label: Naxos | # 8.570180 | Time: 01:08:15

It's always great to encounter the recording that can "crack" a composer open, making his or her music accessible to a general listening public. And it's all the better when such a recording comes from beyond the usual quarters, as, for example, with this American recording of Renaissance polyphony. Nicolas Gombert was a Flemish Renaissance composer, a successor (and possibly a student) of Josquin who entered the service of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. His music, especially in his masses, tends to present itself as a dense, unbroken flow of polyphony. Gombert is one of the composers music history students tend to slog through in hopes of getting to the good stuff. One noted Renaissance scholar used to refer to him, Adrian Willaert, and Giaches de Wert as "the Ert brothers." All that could change with this disc of Gombert motets and chansons. These works are less dense than his masses, but not by much, and they are considerably less limpid than Josquin's pieces in the same genres. But here it is the performances that clarify them. The Massachusetts ensemble Capella Alamire (the name is a pun on an aspect of an old solmization system) under director Peter Urquhart, recording in a church in Portsmouth, NH, slows the motets down slightly and addresses them with a group of eight singers – the black belt of choral singing.

Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner - Mozart: Arien (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

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Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner - Mozart: Arien (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

Peter Schreier - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Arias (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016
Staatskapelle Dresden; Otmar Suitner, conductor; Walter Olbertz, cembalo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 180 Mb
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300754BC | Time: 00:51:51

Peter Schreier is unquestionably one of the greatest tenors of the twentieth century. For over 40 years he was known above all for his embodiment of Mozart tenor roles, and dazzled as a lieder singer in songs by Schubert, Schumann and Hugo Wolf. The sacred works of Johann Sebastian Bach, his oratorios and passions, formed another key element in the repertory of this native Saxon. He sang at all the world’s major opera houses – at the New York Met, at La Scala in Milan, in Buenos Aires, Vienna and Paris – and needless to say on his “home turf” of Dresden and Berlin. Not forgetting his many years of guest appearances at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. It was in Salzburg, in 1967, that he sprang into the breach as Tamino in place of Fritz Wunderlich, who died so tragically young. The successes that followed thick and fast upon that were to make Peter Schreier into the opera world’s Mozart tenor of choice in the course of the following decades.

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.

Ludovico Einaudi - Winds of Change (EP) (2021)

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Ludovico Einaudi - Winds of Change (EP) (2021)

Ludovico Einaudi - Winds of Change (EP) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 150 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 71 Mb | 00:31:00
Modern Classical | Label: Universal Muisc

This is 'Winds Of Change', a very nice tiny new collection of tracks featuring 'Experience," "DNA," "Life," and some more.