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Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Václav Pichl: Symphonies (1999)

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Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Václav Pichl: Symphonies (1999)

Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - Václav Pichl: Symphonies (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 68:07 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9740 | Recorded: 1997

Václav (Wenzel) Pichl was born on September 25, 1741 of humble parentage, at Bechyne. He began his musical studies with Jan Pokorny, the local choirmaster and teacher. Pichl's list of works includes twenty operas, thirty masses, eighty-nine symphonies, thirty concertos, and a huge body of chamber music, including 148 pieces which he wrote for Joseph Haydn's employer. The Symphony in B flat, Z23 is scored for strings, two oboes and two horns. A solemn and substantial introductory Grave prefaces a vivacious sonata-form Allegro assai with two contrasting themes, a taut development section, and a condensed recapitulation….

Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - François-Joseph Gossec: Symphonies (1998)

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Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players -  François-Joseph Gossec: Symphonies (1998)

Matthias Bamert, London Mozart Players - François-Joseph Gossec: Symphonies (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 298 Mb | Total time: 66:56 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9661 | Recorded: 1997

This disc of five symphonies by François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829) is part of Chandos' Contemporaries of Mozart series. As he was born two years after Haydn and died two years before Schubert, he was also a contemporary of Beethoven as well as many other composers of the Classical and early Romantic periods. Like Haydn, Gossec lead a successful career in music that included composing, performing, teaching and various directorship positions throughout France. (Yes kids, you can make money in music, no matter what your parents say!) As would be expected, Gossec was highly prolific, producing no fewer than thirty works for the stage, a large body of choral and chamber music, and over fifty symphonies.

Perpignan Festival Orchestra, Pablo Casals - The Casals Festivals Perpignan 1951, Volume 1: Mozart - Piano Concertos (2002)

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Perpignan Festival Orchestra, Pablo Casals - The Casals Festivals Perpignan 1951, Volume 1: Mozart - Piano Concertos (2002)

Perpignan Festival Orchestra, Pablo Casals - The Casals Festivals Perpignan 1951, Volume 1: Mozart - Piano Concertos (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:29:00 | 428 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pearl | Catalog: GEMS0167

Spanish cellist Pablo Casals ceased performing in 1946 to protest the world's indifference to the oppressive Franco regime then in power in his homeland. The silence of the cellist, then in his 70s, was keenly felt by the millions who loved him. When he returned to concertizing in 1950, at first it was only to honor Bach, who had died two hundred years before. Violinist Alexander Schneider (of the Budapest Quartet) was integral in coaxing Casals out of his silence and in planning what became known as the Prades Bach Festival.

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.

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Galuppi: Il mondo alla roversa [2001]

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Galuppi: Il mondo alla roversa [2001]

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - Galuppi: Il mondo alla roversa [2001]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 73.07+77.48 | Covers | 752 Mb
Classical | Chaconne | # CHAN 0676(2) | Rec: 2001

The plot is as follows: We are on an island where women reign; three of them–Tulia, Aurora, and Cintia–argue over who should become Queen. Their browbeaten boyfriends, when not begging for a kiss, groveling, or trying to figure out how to please the women, attempt to stop them from bickering, and worse, killing each other. Eventually, sick of the women’s petty rivalries and led on by the tenor Ferramonte, the men take over, returning things to their “natural” state: “You will find us merciful provided that you moderate your vanity,” they sing before the final chorus, which states that “Women in command make for a topsy-turvy world that is inevitably doomed to failure.” The Italian studios of Swiss Radio have lately produced a number of impressive recordings of early music, and their skills are well illustrated in this fresh, lively account of Galuppi, with a first-rate team of soloists, chorus and orchestra. (The Guardian)

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.

Melvyn Tan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 18 & 19 (1995)

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Melvyn Tan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 18 & 19 (1995)

Melvyn Tan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 18 & 19 (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:10 | 257 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi France | Catalog: HMU 907138

Sparkling performances of Mozart's piano concertos No.18 and No.19 by keyboard virtuoso Melvyn Tan, "that princeling among fortepianists" (San Francisco Examiner). "Nimble, thoughtful musicianship… a sweet, crystalline tone" - San Francisco Chronicle "Two of the most seductive Mozart performances available" - Chicago Tribune

Armida Quartett - Mozart: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2019)

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Armida Quartett - Mozart: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2019)

Armida Quartett - Mozart: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 290 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:09
Classical | Label: CAvi-music

The new album MOZART Vol. 2 of the Armida Quartet will be released on 28 June 2019 on CAvi-music. The recording was co-produced by Bayrischer Rundfunk BR-KLASSIK and features KV 80, KV 458 (The Hunt) and KV 499 (Hoffmeister Quartet) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A special feature for all string quartet fans is the use of the new Mozart Urtext Edition by G.Henle Verlag!

Jeremie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie - Gaspare Spontini: Olimpie [Version 1826] (2019)

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Jeremie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie - Gaspare Spontini: Olimpie [Version 1826] (2019)

Jérémie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie - Gaspare Spontini: Olimpie [Version 1826] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 641 Mb | Total time: 58:24+76:08 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Bru Zane | # BZ1035 | Recorded: 2016

According to Berlioz, Spontini was – after Gluck – the greatest genius of French music to pave the way for the Romantic era. And it may well be that the little-known Olympie, premiered in 1819 and subsequently revived in 1826 under the modified title Olimpie, had a greater influence than we have hitherto imagined on the massive upheaval that was to set French opera on the path of the modern ‘grand opéra’. From start to finish, this finely polished score, with its astonishing orchestration, is full of spectacular effects that clearly look forward to Les Troyens of Berlioz.

Wilhem Backhaus - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1-5, Diabelli Variations (1992)

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Wilhem Backhaus - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1-5, Diabelli Variations (1992)

Wilhem Backhaus - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1-5, Diabelli Variations (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 208:45 | 1.1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 433891

Of how many recordings do you suppose you can say: This sounds just right; I can hardly imagine it being bettered? In a field as competitive as Beethoven's concertos, this might sound like reaching too far? Yet history, an unimpeachable witness, has already declared in favour of this album.

Pinchas Zukerman, Marc Neikrug, Zubin Mehta - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No. 10 (1992)

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Pinchas Zukerman, Marc Neikrug, Zubin Mehta - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No. 10 (1992)

Pinchas Zukerman, Marc Neikrug, Zubin Mehta - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No. 10 (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:23 | 311 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: 61219-2

With a celebrated career encompassing five decades, Pinchas Zukerman reigns as one of today's most sought after and versatile musicians - violin and viola soloist, conductor, and chamber musician. He is renowned as a virtuoso, admired for the expressive lyricism of his playing, singular beauty of tone, and impeccable musicianship, which can be heard throughout his discography of over 100 albums.

Martin Fröst - Mozart (2013) (Repost)

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Martin Fröst - Mozart (2013) (Repost)

Martin Fröst - Mozart (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:43 | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1893

Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst is one of the world's top players, with a creamy, utterly consistent tone that is the envy of many a young player. It may be a surprise to see him take up Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, once again; he recorded it in the early 2000s with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, along with its usual partner on disc, the Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581. But there are several new things this time around.

Parnassi Musici - Domenico Gallo: 12 Trio Sonatas (2000) (Repost)

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Parnassi Musici - Domenico Gallo: 12 Trio Sonatas (2000) (Repost)

Parnassi Musici - Domenico Gallo: 12 Trio Sonatas (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:50 | 469 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 999717

Within the first few seconds of the first track–the Sonata No. 1 in G major–most listeners will find themselves in surprisingly familiar territory–surprising because this little-known 18th-century composer seems to have written a popular tune long attributed to Pergolesi, a misattribution given additional false credibility by its use in Stravinsky's Pulcinella. In fact Stravinsky used selections from several of Domenico Gallo's trio sonatas in his famous ballet music, thinking them to be works of Pergolesi because they were published under his name in late-19th century English editions.

Vanni Moretto, Atalanta Fugiens - Niccolo Zingarelli The Milanese Symphonies Vol.1 (2010)

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Vanni Moretto, Atalanta Fugiens - Niccolo Zingarelli The Milanese Symphonies Vol.1 (2010)

Vanni Moretto, Atalanta Fugiens - Niccolò Zingarelli The Milanese Symphonies Vol.1 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 54:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697628772 | Recorded: 2007

Le Sinfonie milanesi sono le uniche sinfonie che Zingarelli scrive in tre tempi e in uno stile molto ‘mitteleuropeo’ (le altre sono in unico movimento e apparentemente pensate quali ouvertures).
In questo senso è probabile siano un biglietto da visita per farsi apprezzare nella capitale arciducale e si possono datare non oltre i primi mesi del suo soggiorno a Milano (1784-85).

Daniel Barenboim, Andras Schiff, Sir Georg Solti, English CO - Mozart: Piano Concertos K 242, 365, 466 (1990) Reissue 2006

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Daniel Barenboim, Andras Schiff, Sir Georg Solti, English CO - Mozart: Piano Concertos K 242, 365, 466 (1990) Reissue 2006

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat, K. 365;
Concerto for Three Pianos in F, K. 242; Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466
Sir Georg Solti, piano & conducted; English Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, piano; András Schiff, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca/Universal | # 476 2451 | Time: 01:18:16

Involving, as it does, three master musicians and a fine chamber orchestra this was never likely to be be other than rewarding. It may not correspond with the ways of playing Mozart at the beginning of the twenty-first century which are fashionable at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but it has virtues – such as high intelligence, sympathy, certainty of purpose, grace, alertness of interplay – which transcend questions of performance practice. Looking at the names of the pianists above, we might be surprised by the presence of Sir Georg Solti, so used are we to thinking of him as a conductor. But the young Solti appeared in public as a pianist from the age of twelve and went on to study piano in Budapest, with Dohnányi and Bartok.