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Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players - Hummel: Violin Concertos in E & G, Piano Variations, Potpourri (2004)

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Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players - Hummel: Violin Concertos in E & G, Piano Variations, Potpourri (2004)

Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players, James Ehnes - Hummel: Violin Concertos in E & G, Piano Variations, Potpourri (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 253 Mb | Total time: 66:20 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10255 | Recorded: 2004

This is music to lift the spirits, all of it crafted with Hummel's infallible taste, grace and unpretentious early Romantic sensibility' As on previous discs in this Chandos series, the playing is beautifully judged in scale, neither understating the music's virtues not over-egging its charm.
–The Telegraph

L'Ecole d'Orphée - Handel: Complete Chamber Music (2006)

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L'Ecole d'Orphée - Handel: Complete Chamber Music (2006)

L'Ecole d'Orphée - Handel: Complete Chamber Music (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,86 Gb | Total time: 6h 37' 52'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 92192 | Recorded: 1991

George Frideric Handel, one of the giants of the Baroque, is primarily known for his magnificent full scale operas and oratorios, and his brilliant orchestral music. His output in chamber music however is of equal quality and diversity, full of melodic and instrumental invention. This set offers the complete chamber music, the violin sonatas, oboe sonatas, flute sonatas, recorder sonatas and the complete trio-sonatas. Expertly played by L’École d’orphée, playing on authentic instruments, with such illustrious names as Philip Pickett, John Holloway and Stephen Preston.

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

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The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.

Eugen Jochum - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon Vol.1: Box Set 42CDs (2016) Re-up

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Eugen Jochum - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon Vol.1: Box Set 42CDs (2016) Re-up

Eugen Jochum - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon Vol.1: Box Set 42CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 6,42 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

30 years after his death, DG commemorates the quintessential Kapellmeister with a 42-CD set of Complete DG Orchestral Recordings presented in original jackets. In addition to the complete symphonic cycles of Bruckner (the first ever complete recorded cycle), Beethoven and Brahms, this set offers the entire Jochum orchestral recordings for DG for the first time. Several recordings appear on CD for the first time including recordings of Weber, Mozart and Beethoven.

Fritz Wunderlich - Complete Studio Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon: Box Set 32CDs (2016) Re-up

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Fritz Wunderlich - Complete Studio Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon: Box Set 32CDs (2016) Re-up

Fritz Wunderlich - Complete Studio Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon: Box Set 32CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,12 Gb | Scans 72 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Fritz Wunderlich's lyricism, boundless musicianship and exquisite diction made him one of the great tenors of the 20th century. In September 2016, DG will commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death with the release of Complete Studio Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, a comprehensive 32CD box set of sacred works, opera and operetta, lieder and popular song. The collection includes Decca, Philips and Polydor recordings as well, several appearing internationally for the first time.

Harmonia Mundi - 50 Years Of Musical Exploration: Limited Edition Box Set 30CDs (2007) Re-up

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Harmonia Mundi - 50 Years Of Musical Exploration: Limited Edition Box Set 30CDs (2007) Re-up

Harmonia Mundi - 50 Years Of Musical Exploration: Limited Edition Box Set 30CDs (2007)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,87 Gb | Covers 2,25 Mb
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Release Year: 2007

To celebrate its 50th Anniversay, harmonia mundi presents 50 masterworks in the development of Western classical music, performed by undisputed masters in their field. This set features over 36 hours of music (all complete works, no excerpts) of music in audiophile-quality sound, elequently packaged in a deluxe boxed set and offered at a very low price. Whether you are an inquisitive novice or a discerning connoisseur, you will be thrilled to experience the sonic triumphs of the world's most innovative independent label.

Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)

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Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)

Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 01:10:24 | 322 Mb
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Glossa Music

Johannes Brahms’ consolatory Ein deutsches Requiem receives a fresh and considered interpretation from Daniel Reuss and the Orchestra Of The Eighteenth Century. This renowned orchestra took the decision - following the death, some years back, of Frans Brüggen - to retain its founder’s dynamic process of alternating concert tours with recordings. Dispensing with the need for having a principal conductor, the orchestra now works with a range of musicians according to the repertoire being performed.

Simone Dinnerstein - The Berlin Concert (2019)

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Simone Dinnerstein - The Berlin Concert (2019)

Simone Dinnerstein - The Berlin Concert (2019)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:14:36| 194 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc

Exciting young pianist Simone Dinnerstein picks up where her acclaimed recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations left off with The Berlin Concert, which takes her label Telarc out, unusually, on the road. This concert was given in November 2003 at the Berlin Philharmonie and was engineered by ace classical recording veteran Adam Abeshouse; the sound quality is not significantly different from a studio recording, and while it does not capture the crackling electricity of some live dates, it is free of coughs, fidgeting, and other kinds of aural distractions.

Natalia Gutman - Portrait Series Vol. II: Debussy, Schnittke, Bach (2000)

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Natalia Gutman - Portrait Series Vol. II: Debussy, Schnittke, Bach (2000)

Natalia Gutman - Portrait Series Vol. II: Debussy, Schnittke, Bach (2000)
Natalia Gutman, cello, Alexei Nassedkin, piano; Vassily Lobanov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Live Classics | # LCL 203 | Time: 00:50:03

Live Classics’ Natalia Gutman “Portrait” series continues with a second volume documenting the cellist’s work from her early career up to the present. A 1967 German radio broadcast of the Debussy Cello Sonata stands out for Gutman’s warm, expansive tone and strong, fluid support from pianist Alexei Nassedkin. A few moments of uncertain intonation and less-than-centered articulation in the second movement’s opening pizzicatos are a small price to pay for fine overall ensemble values. Gutman shines in the declamatory, slow-motion passages that dominate the outer movements of Schnittke’s First Cello Sonata, and throws herself head first into the central Presto’s roller-coaster arpeggios and ruthless clusters. A gripping performance, this: every bit as authoritative as Alexander Ivashkin’s with the composer’s widow Irina Scnittke at the piano. She’s a more sensitive colorist than Gutman’s solid yet comparatively monochrome Vassily Lobanov.

Veni Academy & Marián Lejava - Elliott Sharp: Dispersion (2018)

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Veni Academy & Marián Lejava - Elliott Sharp: Dispersion (2018)

Veni Academy & Marián Lejava - Elliott Sharp: Dispersion (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 328 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | Scans included | 01:00:16
Modern Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Mode Records

“Working with forces unknown to me has always been an exciting challenge,” says Elliott Sharp, “especially when those forces are in the form of younger musicians, highly skilled and enthusiastic.” For his work with the musicians of the Veni Academy, he chose three previously composed works that would be easily adaptable to a large ensemble whose instrumentation was not the result of prior design plus one newly composed for the occasion. The chosen pieces were based on well-defined processes that made use of instant decision-making on the part of both the players and the conductor, and finally, some graphic notation. Composed in 2003 for string quartet, The Dispersion of Seeds uses a simple algorithm of arpeggiation of nine chords throughout its arc to create shifting verticalities. The piece would be different with every performance yet would retain its distinct identity.

Randall Behr, Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera, Marilyn Horne - Vivaldi: Orlando furioso (2016/1989) [BDRip]

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Randall Behr, Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera, Marilyn Horne -  Vivaldi: Orlando furioso (2016/1989) [BDRip]

Randall Behr, Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera, Marilyn Horne - Vivaldi: Orlando furioso (2016/1989) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 147 min | 7,96 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Antonio Vivaldi wrote hundreds of largely famous instrumental works, and his glorious church music is well known; but it wasn’t until recent decades that his operas – of which he is said to have created more than fifty – were resurrected. Orlando furioso occupies a central and very significant place among Vivaldi’s works. Not only does the whole score of this opera demonstrate its composer’s full, creative maturity, but its outstanding features are also an extraordinary musical beauty, an attractive recitative line and a balance thus created between the various parts of the dramatic and musical whole. This exceptional musical achievement was no doubt partly due to the famous theme of the original story, as well as the literary and dramatic qualities of a fi rst-rate libretto. Pier Luigi Pizzi’s 1979 production of Orlando furioso in Verona marked the beginning of contemporary international interest in Antonio Vivaldi’s operas. Ten years later the same director once more produced this work at the San Francisco Opera, where it was a great success.

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Re-Up]

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Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Re-Up]

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013)
Vivaldi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Frédéric Chopin, P.I. Tchaikovsky
Jules Massenet, Max Bruch, Vittorio Monti, Nigel Hess, John Williams, Carlos Gardel

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5338 DH | Time: 01:16:06

Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping recordings for 10 years. This album celebrates the best of those recordings, and her other successes – from winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004, to her 2012 best-selling album ‘The Silver Violin’, the highest charting classical instrumental album in the UK of the last two decades. A collection of great violin music – from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending to the Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos and Arvo Part’s Spiegel Im Spiegel. Featuring brand new recordings – Brahms’ invigorating Hungarian Dance no. 5, Monti’s ever-popular Czardas, and Chopin’s emotional Nocturne in C# minor. The album includes Nicola performing with leading orchestras and conductors, as well as some of her favorite chamber players. This album showcases the incredible range of Nicola’s playing and demonstrates her wide appeal. In January 2013 Nicola was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music and charity.

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra - Nino Rota: Film Music (2002)

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra - Nino Rota: Film Music (2002)

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra - Nino Rota: Film Music: Guerra e Pace, Il Gattopardo, La Strada, Waterloo (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 59:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 74986 2 3 | Recorded: 1991

This is a fine selection of Nino Rota's film scores , with 'La Strada' and 'Il Gattopardo'. The 'La Strada' is , in fact, a seven movement suite from the ballet which Rota adapted for the stage using his filmscore. Rota's ability to both supply big tunes and provide ironic comment in his scores is in evidence here. Gianluigi Gelmetti gets big, bold playing from his Monte Carlo orchestra. He gets committed playing that suits the pieces here, especially the splendid 'Il Gattopardo'. The sound is warm and big scale, particularly for the 'Waterloo' and 'War and Peace' items.

Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415, Enrico Gatti, Roel Dieltiens - Tartini: Concerti (1995)

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Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415, Enrico Gatti, Roel Dieltiens - Tartini: Concerti (1995)

Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415, Enrico Gatti, Roel Dieltiens - Tartini: Concerti (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 382 Mb | Total time: 73:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # 901548 | Recorded: 1994

Chiara Banchini plays a sweet-toned Amati from 1651, predating Tartini (1692-1770) himself. His mercurial style seems ideally attuned to the ebb and flow of the music: largos are wistful and sad, allegros darting and fanciful with the florid ornamentation tossed off like birdsong. The carefully inflected performances of Ensemble 415 make plain the "affetti" (state of emotions) that inform Tartini's work. The Italian violin virtuoso made frequent use of poetry to inspire his composing, sometimes even recording the affecting epigram in the score.
–Robert J. Sullivan

Marzio Conti, I Virtuosi Italiani - Nino Rota: Concertos (2002)

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Marzio Conti, I Virtuosi Italiani - Nino Rota: Concertos (2002)

Marzio Conti, I Virtuosi Italiani - Nino Rota: Concertos (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 225 Mb | Total time: 61:52 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9954 | Recorded: 2001

Altogether a pleasure. These are bright, capable, affectionate, well-pointed performances in good sound, with soloists who sound totally at home with the music…
— International Record Review