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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.

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.

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.

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

Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen - Los Bandidos: The criminal trombone 2½ (2000)

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Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen - Los Bandidos: The criminal trombone 2½ (2000)

Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen - Los Bandidos: The criminal trombone 2½ (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:05 | 279 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-988

Subtitled "The criminal trombone No 2 ½" this is another release by two Swedish musicians, Christian Lindberg and Roland Pöntien. Previously issues by the pair have included "The Criminal Trombone" featuring 'stolen works' with Lindberg as 'defendant' and Pöntinen as 'accomplice'. This CD continues in a similar vein with comic illustrations and a spoof introduction.

Owen Rees, Contrapunctus - Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed (2013)

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Owen Rees, Contrapunctus - Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed (2013)

Owen Rees, Contrapunctus - Libera nos: The Cry of the Oppressed (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 69:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD338 | Recorded: 2011

Coupling powerful interpretations with path-breaking scholarship, the choir Contrapunctus presents music by the best-known composers as well as unfamiliar masterpieces. Directed by Owen Rees, a specialist in music of the 16th and 17 centuries, the group presents imaginative programmes revealing previously undiscovered musical treasures and throwing new light on familiar works.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Bouteiller: Requiem pour Voix d’Hommes; Brossard: Stabat Mater (2010)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Bouteiller: Requiem pour Voix d’Hommes; Brossard: Stabat Mater (2010)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Bouteiller: Requiem pour Voix d’Hommes; Brossard: Stabat Mater (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 62:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 921621 | Recorded: 2010

The richness and splendour of French Baroque sacred music, by turns gravely sombre and spectacularly exuberant, have already been amply demonstrated by Hervé Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel through their series of recordings on Glossa of music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. But it was not just in Paris or in the country’s religious foundations that such involved music-making was called upon, but also in cities such as Troyes and Châlons-sur-Marne where Pierre Bouteiller, maître de musique in cathedrals there during the reign of Louis XIV, composed his Missa pro defunctis, a beautiful setting scored for five voice parts with instrumental accompaniment.

Ricercar Consort - Defense de la basse de viole [3CDs] (2010)

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Ricercar Consort - Defense de la basse de viole [3CDs] (2010)

Ricercar Consort - Défense de la basse de viole (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,17 Gb | Total time: 3h 45m 35s | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 296 | Recorded: 1992, 1993

It was in Amsterdam in 1740 that a lawyer named Hubert Le Blanc published an astounding work that defended the use of the bass viol at a time when the violin and the cello were becoming more and more important in Parisian musical life. This recording provides a musical equivalent of his essay, depicting the initial success of the bass viol and of Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (celebrated in the film Tous les matins du monde), its moments of glory and, above all else, the repertoire of the viol, violin and cello during the first half of the 18th century.

Christina & Michelle Naughton - Visions: Olivier Messiaen, J.S. Bach, John Adams (2016)

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Christina & Michelle Naughton - Visions: Olivier Messiaen, J.S. Bach, John Adams (2016)

Christina & Michelle Naughton - Visions: Olivier Messiaen, J.S. Bach, John Adams (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0825646011360 | Time: 01:01:36

Their Warner Classics debut makes clear that Christina & Michelle Naughton show great imagination in their programming: Messiaen's mystical and epic Visions de l'Amen, composed during World War II, appears alongside John Adams' boisterous and percussive Hallelujah Junction, inspired by a truck stop on the border of Nevada and California. The CD is completed with J.S. Bach's serenely moving Gotttes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106, in an arrangement by the contemporary Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag.

Karina Gauvin, Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie - Vivaldi: Motets for Soprano (1998)

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Karina Gauvin, Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie - Vivaldi: Motets for Soprano (1998)

Karina Gauvin, Les Chambristes de Ville-Marie - Vivaldi: Motets for Soprano (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 58:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Analecta | # FL 2 3099 | Recorded: 1997

Karina Gauvin…is comfortably able to get the better of Vivaldi's coloratura, athletic intervals and ornaments….Gauvin offers…[an] affecting performance of two motets, one of them, 'Sum in medio tempestatum' a real rarity in performance.
–BBC Music

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: The Complete Sacred Cantatas [55 CDs] (2016)

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Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: The Complete Sacred Cantatas [55 CDs] (2016)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: The Complete Sacred Cantatas [55 CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 17,4 Gb | Total time: 63h 12m 13s | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-9055 | Recorded: 1995-2015

Throughout most of his professional life, Johann Sebastian Bach composed cantatas for use at church services: it is thought that he probably wrote at least 300 such works. Some 200 of these are still extant, of which the earliest hail from Bach's time as organist in Arnstadt (1703-07) and the last were composed only a year or two before his death in 1750. In 1995, when Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan began the monumental journey of recording the cantatas, they decided to follow in Bach's footsteps.

Burkhard Glaetzner, Christine Schornsheim, Siegfried Pank - Francois Devienne: Oboe Sonatas (2013) [Re-Up]

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Burkhard Glaetzner, Christine Schornsheim, Siegfried Pank - Francois Devienne: Oboe Sonatas (2013) [Re-Up]

Burkhard Glaetzner, Christine Schornsheim, Siegfried Pank - François Devienne: Oboe Sonatas (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94683 | Time: 01:04:31

Born in 1759 in Joinville, France, Francois Devienne was a virtuoso bassoonist and flautist who also enjoyed a European reputation as a brilliant composer. A member of the French Guard whose opéras comiques were in high demand during the revolutionary years, the Frenchman was later appointed first flute professor of the newly established Paris Conservatoire, where he became a much sought-after teacher. Today he is best remembered for his prodigious output of wind chamber music.

Nicole Car, Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti - Heroines (Live) (2018)

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Nicole Car, Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti - Heroines (Live) (2018)

Nicole Car, Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti - Heroines (Live) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 397 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 221 Mb | Scans included | 01:17:39
Classical | Label: ABC Classics

Stunning young Australian soprano Nicole Car is one of the brightest stars in international opera. In September 2018 she will make her debut at New York's Metropolitan Opera opposite Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano, and November sees her debut at Bayerische Staatsoper.