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Simon Rattle - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (5CD) (2007)

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Simon Rattle - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (5CD) (2007)

Simon Rattle - Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (5CD) (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 05:30:06 | 1.3 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5099950075

English conductors, including Thomas Beecham, John Barbirolli, Anthony Collins, and Colin Davis, have an excellent track record recording the symphonies of Jean Sibelius. Thus, when Simon Rattle first took a shot at Sibelius with his 1981 recording of the Fifth with the London Philharmonia, hopes were high that the next generation of English Sibelius conductors was ready to take up the torch.

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn etc

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Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.

Maxim Fedotov - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2002)

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Maxim Fedotov - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2002)

Maxim Fedotov - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:39 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Kvadro-disk | Catalog: KTL02-682

Fedotov studied at the Special Music School in Leningrad and then at the Moscow Conservatory. As well as his career as a soloist, he has also been chief conductor of the Russian Symphony Orchestra (2003–2005), artistic director and chief conductor of the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra – Russian Philharmonic Orchestra from 2006 until December 2010, professor of the Moscow Conservatory since 1987, and professor and head of Department of Violin and Viola of the Gnessin-Academia of Music from 2003 until 2008.

DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

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DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

Claude Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliées; Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande (2017)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Robin Ticciati, conductor; Magdalena Kožená

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Orchestral, Vocal | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 550 | Time: 01:08:33

This marks the first release with Robin Ticciati leading the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, and it makes the requisite splash. There's a world premiere: even if you're not on board with the trend of enlarging the repertory through arrangements of works that are perfectly good in their original form, you will likely be seduced by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená's ravishing reading of Debussy's voice-and-piano Ariettes oubliées, inventively arranged by Brett Dean. There's a little-known work: the opening one, Fauré's Prelude to Pénélope (a sparsely performed opera, with a slightly less sparsely performed prelude) is a lush and beautifully controlled arc. Controlled and detailed are two words that come to mind for Ticciati's interpretation of La mer, the warhorse work on the program; it may seem a bit deliberate, but there are many hues in his performance. The two Debussy works are balanced by two of Fauré's: the fourth work is the suite from Fauré's incidental music to Pélleas et Mélisande (in Charles Koechlin's version), also deliberate and lush. Linn recorded the performance in Berlin's Jesus Christus Kirche, which allows the full spectrum of orchestral colors to come through. Worth the money for Kozená fans for her turn alone, and a fine French program for all.

Gautier Capucon & Gabriela Montero - Rhapsody: Cello Sonatas by Rachmaninov & Prokofiev (2008) [Re-Up]

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Gautier Capucon & Gabriela Montero - Rhapsody: Cello Sonatas by Rachmaninov & Prokofiev (2008) [Re-Up]

Gautier Capuçon & Gabriela Montero - Rhapsody (2008)
Cello Sonatas by Rachmaninov & Prokofiev

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 00946 385786 2 8 | 01:15:07

The nearly uninterrupted string of strong, successful albums produced by cellist Gautier Capuçon (and indeed his violinist brother, Renaud) demonstrates that the CD debut Face à Face was not just a fluke produced by child prodigies. Rather, Face à Face was a springboard for what has proven to be an enduring career and ever-improving musicianship. On this latest album without his brother, Gautier collaborates with pianist Gabriela Montero on the cello sonatas of Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. Fans of Capuçon's playing will recall that he had previously released a recording of the Rachmaninov sonata with pianist Lilya Zilberstein on the EMI label in 2003. While it may seem questionable to make duplicate recordings when he has recorded so little of the cello repertoire, it offers listeners an opportunity to see how his playing continues to mature even over a short span of five years. While some of the tempos are a little different than the 2003 recording, the most notable difference is that of sound, which has developed impressively with the help of his magnificent 1701 Gofriller cello. His command of sound is most obvious in the solo opening of the Prokofiev sonata.

Alicia de Larrocha - Manuel de Falla: Cuatro pieza espanolas; Fantasia Baetica; Suites (2010)

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Alicia de Larrocha - Manuel de Falla: Cuatro pieza espanolas; Fantasia Baetica; Suites (2010)

Alicia de Larrocha - Manuel de Falla: Cuatro pieza españolas; Fantasia Baetica; Suites (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics | # 8802009 | Time: 00:54:41

Manuel de Falla was one of the 20th century's most original and distinctive composers. His music was firmly rooted in the folk music of Spain. Here his vivid scores are interpreted by the foremost exponent of this repertoire, the late, great Alicia de Larrocha.

Vadim Gluzman, Neeme Jarvi - Korngold & Dvarionas: Violin Concertos (2010) Re-Up

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Vadim Gluzman, Neeme Jarvi - Korngold & Dvarionas: Violin Concertos (2010) Re-Up

Vadim Gluzman, Neeme Jarvi - Korngold & Dvarionas: Violin Concertos (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 294 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 157 MB | 01:00:52
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

Although he is fondly remembered for his many exemplary film scores composed during the Second World War, Korngold's more "serious" concerto works – particularly those written after the war – are becoming increasingly well-respected and widely performed. Chief among those works gaining tremendous popularity is his violin concerto. Hints of the sweep and grandeur of the film genre can still be heard in the concerto, but never to the point where Korngold's music sounds trite or unpolished.

Percy Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy - Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin (2008) {Reference Recordings RR-117}

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Percy Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy - Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin (2008) {Reference Recordings RR-117}

Percy Grainger - Lincolnshire Posy - Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin (2008) {Reference Recordings RR-117}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 329 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 177 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit mastering
© 2008 Reference Recordings | RR-117
Classical / Early 20th Century / Brass Band

"If you are any kind of fan of concert band music, you must get this disc." Another audiophile spectacular from Reference Recordings! This album showcases the wind band music of Percy Grainger, including favorites "Lincolnshire Posy" and "Danny Boy." Grainger's gems are performed to perfection by America's only full-time professional wind band, conducted by Jerry Junkin. Grainger specified many unusual, optional instruments, and this recording has them all. Hear these "original instrument" performances in the spectacular sonics captured by Reference Recordings' world-renowned team of engineer Keith Johnson and producer Tam Henderson.

Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts (2007)

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Bryn Terfel  - Simple Gifts (2007)

Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 356 MB | 01:10:23
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

What is this Bryn Terfel collection, exactly, that contains "Simple Gifts," the beginning of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," "Send in the Clowns," and even "The Rose" (not the one e'er blooming, but the Bette Midler or Conway Twitty vehicle)? It is, per the back cover text, Bryn's "personal collection of sacred, spiritual, and meditative songs." The album still might seem like quite a hodgepodge to a browser reading the tracklist, but it is exactly the elusiveness of the thread connecting these songs that makes this a superior example of the crossover vocal species.

Tasmin Little, BBC PO, Sir Andrew Davis - The Lark Ascending: Works by Moeran, Delius, Holst, Elgar, Vaughan Williams (2013)

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Tasmin Little, BBC PO, Sir Andrew Davis - The Lark Ascending: Works by Moeran, Delius, Holst, Elgar, Vaughan Williams (2013)

The Lark Ascending: E.J. Moeran - Violin Concerto (2013)
and works by Frederick Delius, Gustav Holst, Sir Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tasmin Little (violin); BBC Philharmonic; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10796 | Time: 01:15:44

Tasmin Little's 2013 release on Chandos is an exploration of lush and lyrical music for violin and orchestra, composed by the leading British composers of the early 20th century, and it is an album of remarkable depth and beauty. Opening the program is the Concerto for violin & orchestra by E.J. Moeran, which sets the mood for the disc with its long-breathed, melancholy lines and pastoral atmosphere. While this is a technically challenging work that shows Little to her best advantage as a virtuoso, listeners may come away from the piece recalling its sweet ambience more than its flashiness. The same could also be said for Frederick Delius' Légende, Gustav Holst's A Song of the Night, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, all three of which provide tests for the violinist's skills, yet are filled with such gorgeous music that listeners may only remember the general opulence of the scores. Also included are premiere recordings of Roger Turner's arrangements of Edward Elgar's Chanson de matin, Chanson de nuit, and Salut d'amour, which in orchestration, mood, and style fit the rest of the album nicely.

Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set
J.S. Bach, Schubert, Paganini, Schumann, Kreisler, Bartok, Schedrin, Clérambault, Brahms
Szymanowski, Ysaÿe, Khachaturian, Debussy, de Falla, Glazunov, Liszt, Ravel, Stravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 499 Mb | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01169 | Time: 03:37:24

"Brilliant possession of the instrument, virtuosi technique, a versatile and expressive touch, an animated and emotional style of performance - these are the artistic traits possessed by Semyon Snitkovsky, that allow the brilliant musician to make deep, sincere connection with the audience." These words, spoken by David Oistrakh, come to mind every time one listens to any recording Snitkovsky made throughout his career. The violinist only lived to be 48 years old (1933-1981), but he left behind a large number of records. These records allow his listeners to enjoy the unique artistry that once thrilled audiences and critics in the former USSR and abroad. The CDs that are being released now, present Snitkovsky as a versatile interpreter of the solo, chamber, and solo with orchestra violin repertoire.

Gordon Fergus-Thompson - Ravel: Complete Music for Solo Piano (1993/2019)

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Gordon Fergus-Thompson - Ravel: Complete Music for Solo Piano (1993/2019)

Gordon Fergus-Thompson - Ravel: Complete Music for Solo Piano (1993/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 419 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 320 Mb | 02:19:41
Classical | Label: Eloquence

Recorded for the ASV label in 1990, this collection of Ravel’s piano music has never previously been released complete. Now reissued for the first time in more than a decade, this set presents not the kind of coolly objective view of the fastidious composer-craftsman that modern recordings have accustomed us to, but more of a poet in sound and in touch with his Basque origins.

Käbi Laretei - Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis (1966/2019)

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Käbi Laretei - Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis (1966/2019)

Käbi Laretei - Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis (1966/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 256 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 124 Mb | 00:54:02
Classical | Label: Eloquence

A 20th-century counterpart to The Well-Tempered Clavier in a landmark recording, long unavailable, newly remastered.

Julian Riem - Debussy & Szymanowski: Études (2019)

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Julian Riem - Debussy & Szymanowski: Études (2019)

Julian Riem - Debussy & Szymanowski: Études (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:56:40 | 133 Mb
Classical | Label: TYXArt

Julian Riem is a pianist noted for his elegance, spirited playing, and striking virtuosity. Numerous chamber music recordings attest to his versatility. Now the Echo award-winner is presenting his first solo CD, which features genuine rarities: the etudes of Claude Debussy and Karol Szymanowski represent the pianistic high points in the careers of two geniuses, who experiment here with the technical possibilities of the instrument and interpreter alike. Both composers wrote these cycles during the First World War, finding a highly personal form of expression in the process. Here the legacy of Chopin merges with the dawn of modernism. With his depth, evocative playing, and brilliant tonal nuances, Riem leads us on a true journey of discovery.

Kölner Streichsextett - Great Britain - Great Music (2019)

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Kölner Streichsextett - Great Britain - Great Music (2019)

Kölner Streichsextett - Great Britain - Great Music (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 319 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:39
Classical | Label: CAvi-music

All three works on this album from the Kölner Streichsextett, "Great Britain, Great Music", string sextets by Bridge, Holst and Holbrooke, are rarely played and not very well known, especially as the Holst Scherzo does not exist in print, only as a manuscript and therefore this album presents the world premiere recording.