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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jose Serebrier, Richard Bernas - The Golden Age of Hollywood: Volume 1-3 (2006-2010) 3CDs

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jose Serebrier, Richard Bernas - The Golden Age of Hollywood: Volume 1-3 (2006-2010) 3CDs

Various Composers - The Golden Age of Hollywood: Volume 1-3 (2006-2010) 3CDs
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by José Serebrier (Vol. 1-2) and Richard Bernas (Vol. 3)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 978 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 513 Mb | Scans included
Score, Soundtracks, Classical | Label: RPO | Time: 03:35:16

Delightful classic title tracks, themes and suites from films that became legends during Hollywood's Golden Age. Performed with great style by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Grammy nominated conductor José Serebrier, and with Gramophone Award-winning American conductor Richard Bernas.

Boris Giltburg, Rhys Owens, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

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Boris Giltburg, Rhys Owens, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano; Rhys Owens, Trumpet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573666 | Time: 01:09:45

Shostakovich’s two Piano Concertos span a period of almost thirty years. The youthful First Piano Concerto is a masterful example of eclecticism, its inscrutable humour and seriousness allied to virtuoso writing enhanced by the rôle for solo trumpet. Written as a birthday present for his son Maxim, the Second Piano Concerto is light-spirited with a hauntingly beautiful slow movement. With the permission of the composer’s family, Boris Giltburg has arranged the exceptionally dark, deeply personal and powerful String Quartet No. 8, thereby establishing a major Shostakovich solo piano composition.

Camerata Bern, Heinz Holliger - Sandor Veress: Passacaglia Concertante; Songs Of The Seasons; Musica Concertante (1995)

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Camerata Bern, Heinz Holliger - Sandor Veress: Passacaglia Concertante; Songs Of The Seasons; Musica Concertante (1995)

Sándor Veress: Passacaglia Concertante; Songs Of The Seasons; Musica Concertante (1995)
Camerata Bern; Heinz Holliger, oboe & conductor; London Voices; Terry Edwards, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Modern | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1555, 447 390-2 | 01:02:41

Hungarian-born Sándor Veress (1907-1992) is a sadly neglected figure in modern music. Despite his pupilage under Bela Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, and even his succession over the latter as professor of composition at the Budapest School of Music in 1943, Veress has never attained the same international recognition as his two most successful compatriots. One might blame his preference for solitude or his idiomatic methodology for keeping him in obscurity. Yet as one who made the most of his outlier status and ideological exile, he seems never to have been one to wallow in self-pity. Exposed to much of the folk music that also captivated his mentors, Veress nurtured that same spirit when sociopolitical upheaval exacerbated his emigration to Switzlerland in 1949. Whereas Kodály in particular saw cultural preservation as central to the musical act, Veress saw it as an incision to be teased open and unraveled.

Marc Mauillon & Anne Le Bozec - Fauré et ses poètes (2020)

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Marc Mauillon & Anne Le Bozec - Fauré et ses poètes (2020)

Marc Mauillon & Anne Le Bozec - Fauré et ses poètes (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 284 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:09
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

The poetic renewal embodied by Hugo, Baudelaire, Verlaine and so many others after them radically changed the musical landscape and propelled French art song into a true golden age. This tribute to Fauré, the supreme master of the mélodie, gains its radiance from Marc Mauillon’s ideally clear voice and Anne Le Bozec’s delicate pianism. The singer’s second ‘solo’ recording on harmonia mundi shows him just as much at home in Faurean word setting as in the text of Lambert’s Leçons de Ténèbres.

Otto Malling, Ludvig Schytte, Siegfried Salomon - Danish Piano Concertos, Vol. 3 (2005)

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Otto Malling, Ludvig Schytte, Siegfried Salomon - Danish Piano Concertos, Vol. 3 (2005)

Otto Malling, Ludvig Schytte, Siegfried Salomon - Danish Piano Concertos, Vol. 3 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:45 | 335 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Danacord | Catalog: 597

The three composers represented here do not stand at the forefront of the history of Danish music, but all three of them have in at least one respect secured themselves a position for which they will be remembered. As the first and only Dane, Otto Malling wrote a textbook on orchestration (1894), Ludvig Schytte published the collection ì45 Sonatinas and Execution Piecesî, which has been a sine qua non for anybody learning to play the piano in Denmark, and Siegfried Salomon wrote the opera Leonara Christina (1926), which includes one of the greatest hits in Danish opera, ìThere are Three Cornerstonesî, for many years a regular feature of Radio Denmarkís request programs, sung by Tenna Kraft. The romantic virtuoso concerto has never been highly thought of in Denmark.

Sebastian Weigle, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Richrd Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2017) [BDRip]

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Sebastian Weigle, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Richrd Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2017) [BDRip]

Sebastian Weigle, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 202 min | 10,9 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Decca | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish

Decca Classics and The Metropolitan Opera present Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, featuring a star-studded cast including Renée Fleming and Elīna Garanča. This is Renée Fleming’s last ever performance of the Marschallin, one of her signature roles, as performed at the Metropolitan Opera following a run at London’s Royal Opera House earlier this year. This new and notable production sees Robert Carsen update the setting to Vienna in 1911, the year of the opera’s premiere.

Martha Argerich - Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (1995)

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Martha Argerich - Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (1995)

Martha Argerich - Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:13:12 | 357 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 446673

Martha Argerich's reputation is secure. She will go down in history as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, touching everything she does with a scorching genius. And of her all-too-few recordings, this is one of the most celebrated: live performances of two of the great warhorses of the piano concerto repertoire, here transformed into the sleekest, most finely honed of racehorses. Tantalisingly, her Rachmaninov Third had to wait 13 years before it was issued, but when it finally arrived no one was in any doubt that it had been worth the wait. Its epic 45-minute span emerges here as a single stream of consciousness, with the finale as brilliantly explosive as you'll ever hear it.

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor "The Bell" & Lermontov Suite (2016)

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Russian Philharmonic Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor "The Bell" & Lermontov Suite (2016)

Russian Philharmonic Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor "The Bell" & Lermontov Suite (Excerpts) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 266 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:37
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Besides his ever-popular ballet Spartacus (Suites Nos. 1–3 are on Naxos 8.550801), Khachaturian also wrote other stage music, including a splendid score for Boris Lavrenyov’s play about the great Russian author Mikhail Lermontov. The composer described his powerful Second Symphony, written during the final years of World War II, as ‘a requiem of wrath, a requiem of protest against war and violence’. At crucial junctures, three tubular bells toll, giving the symphony its memorable subtitle.

Paradisi Gloria - Stabat Mater: Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm (2004)

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Paradisi Gloria - Stabat Mater: Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm (2004)

Paradisi Gloria - Stabat Mater: Poulenc, Szymanowski, Penderecki, Rihm (2004)
Munich Radio Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Soloists
conducted by Marcello Viotti, Krzysztof Penderecki, Helmuth Rilling

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Profil | # PH04035 | Time: 01:06:02

This 2004 survey of modern settings of the medieval sequence Stabat Mater Dolorosa is part of conductor Marcello Viotti's project to record the little-known but worthy sacred works of the twentieth century, in conjunction with the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus for their concert series Paradisi gloria. The four works by Francis Poulenc, Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Wolfgang Rihm are dramatically different in conception and musical content, and may be regarded more as reflections of personal faith than as practical works for ecclesiastical purposes.

Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan - Schoenberg, Berg, Webern: Orchestral Works (3CD) (1997)

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Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan - Schoenberg, Berg, Webern: Orchestral Works (3CD) (1997)

Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan - Schoenberg, Berg, Webern: Orchestral Works (3CD) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:01:12 | 861 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 427424

The surprising thing about these three discs is that the performances get better the further we depart from the shores of Romanticism and tonality. Not what you'd expect from von K and the Berliners. Pelleas benefits from wonderfully lush orchestral playing from the Berlin Philharmonic, but it feels more like very colourful scene painting rather than real drama. To get to the Romantic heart of this piece, try Barbirolli: for its expressionist, forward looking (via Verklarte Nacht to Erwartung) side, go to Boulez.

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Other Works for Cello and Piano (2006)

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Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Other Works for Cello and Piano (2006)

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Other Works for Cello and Piano (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:20 | 240 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 901930

One might be forgiven for initially thinking that this recital featuring works for cello and piano by Franz Schubert, Anton Webern, and Alban Berg was, well, a stunt. After all, aside from their birth in the city of Vienna, what do the three composers have in common? Schubert was the quintessential master of lyrical Austro-German romanticism, while Webern and Berg were two of the three most reviled masters of atonal Austro-German expressionism – the third, of course, was Arnold Schoenberg – and one might think they'd be an impossible coupling.

György Sandor - Bartók: The Three Piano Concertos (1990)

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György Sandor - Bartók: The Three Piano Concertos (1990)

György Sandor - Bartók: The Three Piano Concertos (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:13:12 | 313 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 45835

György Sándor gave the world premiere of this concerto in 1946, just a few months after Bartök's death. His deep knowledge of the composer's works and special insights into the style make this account indispensable, even if it is not as brilliantly played as some. The pianist is quite free with rhythm and accent in his approach, conveying not the dreamlike, otherworldly atmosphere more than a few interpreters have found in the piece, but something very much of the moment and of this world.

Christoph Eschenbach, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet; String Serenade; Ewald: Brass Quintets (2010)

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Christoph Eschenbach, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet; String Serenade; Ewald: Brass Quintets (2010)

Christoph Eschenbach, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet; String Serenade; Francesca da Rimini; Victor Ewald: Brass Quintets Nos. 1 & 3 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 455 Mb | Total time: 113:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | ODE 1150-2D | Recorded: 2007-2009

The three works by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky that Christoph Eschenbach and the Philadelphia Orchestra perform on this Ondine twofer are usually found as filler pieces on other albums, often coupled with one or another of the symphonies or concertos, so this combination is a bit out of the ordinary. The fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet and the symphonic fantasy Francesca da Rimini are often paired and work fairly well together because of the similarity of their stormy Romantic music and tragic subjects, even though Romeo and Juliet is plainly the superior piece of the two. But the Serenade for strings is possibly Tchaikovsky's most Classically balanced work, and it stands in stark contrast to the other selections for its cool beauty and elegance.

Gidon Kremer - A Paganini: Virtuoso Violin Music (1985)

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Gidon Kremer - A Paganini: Virtuoso Violin Music (1985)

Gidon Kremer - A Paganini: Virtuoso Violin Music (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:12 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 484-2

Kremer made this recording in 1984 and it is an extraordinary recital, mostly of contemporary pieces for solo violin meant as homages to Paganini and especially his famous 24th Caprice. Milstein's Paganiniana is only an appetizer, a fine set of variations but quite conventional in outlook. On the other hand Rochberg's Caprice Variations (of which Kremer plays only a selection of 24, in a rearranged order, out of its 50 total, the 51st being a short statement of Paganini's 24th) is an extraordinary catalog of wild contemporary violin sounds, colors and effects put at the service of a spellbinding imagination.

Gerard Caussee; OSR; Lior Shambadal - Ernest Bloch: Helvetia; Suite for Viola & Orchestra; Suite hebraique (2003)

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Gerard Caussee; OSR; Lior Shambadal - Ernest Bloch: Helvetia; Suite for Viola & Orchestra; Suite hebraique (2003)

Ernest Bloch: Helvetia; Suite for Viola & Orchestra; Suite hébraïque (2003)
Gérard Caussée, viola; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Lior Shambadal, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Cascavelle | # RSR 6170 | Time: 01:12:20

This Swiss Cascavelle disc most adroitly presents the world premiere recording of the orchestral poem Helvetia alongside two less obscure works for viola and orchestra. A highly attractive release, well designed and documented. Enthusiasts of Bloch, the viola and the mountain heights must not miss this.