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Quatuor Ad Fontes - François-Joseph Gossec: Six Quatuors œuvre XV (2002)

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Quatuor Ad Fontes - François-Joseph Gossec: Six Quatuors œuvre XV (2002)

Quatuor Ad Fontes - François-Joseph Gossec: Six Quatuors œuvre XV (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:22 | 339 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | Catalog: Alpha 025

Believe it or not, François-Joseph Gossec was the French musical equivalent of Haydn and Beethoven. Under the ancient régime, Gossec established single-handedly the primacy of the string quartet and the symphony in French instrumental music and under the Empire, Gossec created a revolutionary form of massed public music pre-dating Beethoven's Ninth.

Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Quebec - Mozart: Requiem (2015)

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Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Quebec - Mozart: Requiem (2015)

Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Québec - Mozart: Requiem (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 229 Mb | Total time: 52:59 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: ATMA Classique | # ACD2 2722 | Recorded: 2001

This is an ATMA Classique reissue of one of Les Violons du Roy’s seminal discs: the orchestra’s 2002 Dorian label recording of Mozart’s Requiem as revised and completed by Robert D. Levin. The recording won the JUNO® Award for Best Classical Album of the year in the Vocal or Choral Performance category. Founding conductor Bernard Labadie brought Les Violons du Roy and its the fifteen member core together in 1984. The ensemble specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra, performed on modern instruments but in a stylistic manner most appropriate to the work’s era.

Ensemble Rezonanz & Riccardo Minasi - Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (2019)

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Ensemble Rezonanz & Riccardo Minasi - Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (2019)

Ensemble Rezonanz & Riccardo Minasi - Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 221 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:54
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

Following a disc of cello concertos and symphonies by CPE Bach (Diapason d'Or, ffff Télérama), the musicians of the Ensemble Resonanz continue their very personal exploration of Eighteenth Century orchestral music. For several years now, under the direction of inspired conductor Maestro Riccardo Minasi, the ensemble has taken up the challenge of playing instruments with a ‘modern’ setup (violins, violas and basses with metal strings) with complete mastery of historically informed performance practice. Forty years after what has been called ‘the Baroque revolution’, it’s a pleasure to rediscover these nine orchestral movements literally inhabited by the divine words of Christ on the cross - and displaying that rhetorical skill of which Joseph Haydn was a peerless exponent.

Frank Beermann, NDR Radiophilharmonie - Friedrich Ernst Fesca: Symphonies 2 & 3; Cantemire Overture (2003)

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Frank Beermann, NDR Radiophilharmonie - Friedrich Ernst Fesca: Symphonies 2 & 3; Cantemire Overture (2003)

Frank Beermann, NDR Radiophilharmonie - Friedrich Ernst Fesca: Symphonies 2 & 3; Cantemire Overture (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 264 Mb | Total time: 61:04 | Booklet pdf
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 869-2 | Recorded: 2001

CPO have scored again with this splendid disc of symphonies by the heretofore unsung Friedrich Ernst Fesca. This is lively, buoyant playing of music that should most certainly be heard in the concert hall. A contemporary of Beethoven and a harbinger of Brahms, Fesca was known primarily as a violinist. This excellent performance by Frank Beermann and the Berlin Radiophilharmonie proves that he was a composer of considerable merit.
– Kevin Sutton

Patrick Cohen, Christophe Coin, Konrad Hunteler Haydn: Flute Trios (1995)

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Patrick Cohen, Christophe Coin, Konrad Hunteler   Haydn: Flute Trios (1995)

Patrick Cohen, Christophe Coin, Konrad Hunteler - Haydn: Flute Trios (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:00 | 261 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 901521

After his patron Prince Esterhazy died in 1790, Haydn became a freelance musician who made all his own business deals. For his first transaction, he decided to sell a set of trios to the highest bidder. In the end, his two regular publishers, Bland of London and Artaria of Vienna, both issued editions of these works. Presented in his correspondence as keyboard sonatas with optional cello and flute or violin, posterity has treated them as genuine trios.

Jerusalem Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2011)

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Jerusalem Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2011)

Jerusalem Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:27 | 340 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902030

Although the initial Harmonia Mundi release of the Jerusalem Quartet's performances of Haydn's string quartets was not described as the first volume of a series, the second volume is prominently labeled as such, suggesting that the first disc was so successful that label decided to release a follow-up to beef-up its Haydn catalog for the 200th anniversary of the composer's death in 2009.

Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players, National Forum of Music Choir - Haydn: The Seasons, 1801 (2017)

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Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players, National Forum of Music Choir - Haydn: The Seasons, 1801 (2017)

Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players, National Forum of Music Choir - Haydn: The Seasons, 1801 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 520 Mb | Total time: 133:08 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD480 | Recorded: 2017

Partisans of the one-voice-per-part approach don't like to talk about it, but many early performances of Haydn's oratorios, and of the Handel performances in England that inspired him, included hundreds of musicians. They could be performed by smaller groups, but clearly when Haydn wanted all cylinders firing, this is what he had in mind. Historical performances that observe this precedent for The Creation exist, but this seems to be the first such performance of Haydn's second oratorio, The Seasons. Conductor Paul McCreesh, leading a massed group encompassing the Poland's National Forum of Music Choir, the Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, and the Gabrieli Consort & Players, makes other tweaks as well. He has re-edited the text: billed as a new translation, it's actually a smoothing-out of Baron Gottfried van Swieten's English rendering of his own German translation of James Thomson's English original.

Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.1 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (2008/1962)

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Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.1 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (2008/1962)

Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.1 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (2008/1962)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4,33 Gb (DVD5) | 104 min
Classical | Video Artists International

Today, it’s hard to fathom the worldwide sensation sparked by Van Cliburn’s victory in the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. An American pianist winning a prestigious Russian event at the height of the Cold War made headlines everywhere and the two rival superpowers took the young Texan to their hearts, with a tickertape parade in Manhattan and frequent, sold-out tours of the Soviet Union by Cliburn during the following years. VAI has secured the original Russian television tapes of some of those concerts; this first of the series is from the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 1962, with the excellent Kirill Kondrashin leading the Moscow Philharmonic. The formal program was made up of two of the most popular concertos in the repertory. The Beethoven Emperor Concerto features Cliburn’s big, bold tone and exquisite phrasing; his magisterial entrance is riveting and the meaningful trills Beethoven sprinkled throughout the work are done with pristine exactitude. The Tchaikovsky Concerto–Cliburn’s signature piece–is even better; the massive opening chords thrilling, ample poetry in the slow movement and, as in the Beethoven, truly stunning legato playing. Also worthy are the two encores–Chopin’s Fantasy in F minor, given with a mixture of power and poetry, and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, brimming with excitement and pianistic mastery.

Cafe Zimmermann, Rupert Charlesworth - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Der Fruhling (2016)

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Cafe Zimmermann, Rupert Charlesworth - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Der Fruhling (2016)

Café Zimmermann, Rupert Charlesworth - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Der Frühling (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 63:59 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 257 | Recorded: 2016

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is the most famous of the sons of J.S. Bach. His magisterial oeuvre contains, notably, a large number of concertos for various instruments and keyboard pieces. But the composer also excelled at vocal music, thus continuing in the family tradition by composing, among other genres, sacred and secular cantatas and songs. His works respect the rules of Baroque style while also hinting at the dawn of the Classical style subsequently represented by Haydn and Mozart. Café Zimmermann has been including the music of C. P. E. Bach in its programmes for years, notably in a recording (ALPHA 107) that marked a turning point in the discography. A Leipzig newspaper wrote of the ensembles interpretation of works by Emanuel Bach: Anyone who has heard the sensational Café Zimmermann in this music, the brilliant, ardent spirit of their playing, their profusion of colours . . . will want to hear more of this composer. Here is a further opportunity to do so, in partnership with the English tenor Rupert Charlesworth, who recorded his first album in 2015 (Nocturnes, ZZT 355).

Sharon Kam - Mozart, Brahms & Reger: Klarinettenquintette (2015)

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Sharon Kam - Mozart, Brahms & Reger: Klarinettenquintette (2015)

Sharon Kam, Isabelle von Keulen, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Volker Jacobsen, Gustav Rivinius - Mozart, Brahms & Reger: Klarinettenquintette (2015)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 656 MB | 02:11:41
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics

Das Streichquartett hat eine perfekt austarierte, homogene Besetzung und gilt nicht von ungefähr als die "Königsgattung" der Kammermusik. Was passiert, wenn sich nun eine Klarinette hinzugesellt? Damit trifft ein Blasinstrument mit ganz verschiedenen Registern hinzu. Mit ihnen kann es hervortreten und sich begleiten lassen, sich dann aber ganz plötzlich ins Stimmgewebe abtauchen und für überraschende klangliche Abwechslung sorgen.

VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008) [Re-Up]

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VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008) [Re-Up]

VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)
music by Ludwig van Beethoven and film music by Antoni Łazarkiewicz

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 284 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 178 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 8176 | Time: 01:17:36

The film received a pasting from UK critics but as the soundtrack chooses from a vast archive of great performances, it’s possible to retrieve something from the experience. The opening track, the Grosse Fuge, is a bold choice given the wider audience for whom this soundtrack is aiming. It receives a magnificent performance from the Takács Quartet which is as finely attuned to the music’s jagged outcrops as its sheltered byways. The uninterrupted flow of the sweet and soulful second movement of the third Razumovsky is pure poetry in their hands. Ashkenazy gives a brilliant but never rushed performance of the finale to the early Sonata in C minor and his straightforward manner in the Arietta from Beethoven’s last sonata is illuminated by the very clear Decca recording. Haitink’s performance of the finale of the Ninth Symphony with the Royal Concertgebouw and a quartet of soloists led by Lucia Popp does not storm the heavens and I don’t ever recall being so aware of this movement’s proceeding by paragraphs. However, it would seem to have found a comfortable place in a well planned and wide-ranging celebration of Beethoven’s genius.

Marc-Andre Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CDs

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Marc-Andre Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CDs

Marc-André Hamelin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 402 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68029 | Time: 02:34:32

Even though Marc-André Hamelin is world-renowned for his astonishing virtuosity and a massive repertoire of the most demanding piano works, including those of Scriabin, Godowsky, and Sorabji, he has startled many with his sudden turn toward the placid domain of Classical music. First came his critically acclaimed recordings of Franz Joseph Haydn's keyboard sonatas, which were surprise best-sellers for Hyperion, and here he offers a double-CD of the piano sonatas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a handful of short pieces to round out the discs. Since Hamelin's fine reputation precedes him, suffice it to say that these are among the most meticulously played and wittily interpreted renditions of these pieces ever recorded. Even though Mozart's sonatas are tamer than the showpieces of pianistic derring-do normally associated with Hamelin, they are endlessly fascinating for their skillfully crafted details, subtle phrases, and elegant expressions. Since the issue isn't how Hamelin manages all the notes, but instead how he shapes them into such entertaining and moving performances, there is much food for thought in this album, and anyone who attentively follows his playing will find a deeper appreciation of Mozart. Highly recommended.

Omega Ensemble - Mozart: Symphony No. 40 / Clarinet Concerto / Bassoon Concerto (Live) (2019)

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Omega Ensemble - Mozart: Symphony No. 40 / Clarinet Concerto / Bassoon Concerto (Live) (2019)

Omega Ensemble - Mozart: Symphony No. 40 / Clarinet Concerto / Bassoon Concerto (Live) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 364 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | 01:15:09
Classical | Label: ABC Classics

The Omega Ensemble is one of Australia’s most dynamic chamber groups, with a dedication to commissioning new works and reviving lost ones.

James Ehnes - Richard Strauss: Violin Concerto / Don Quixote (2019)

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James Ehnes - Richard Strauss: Violin Concerto / Don Quixote (2019)

James Ehnes, Daniel Müller-Schott, Christopher Moore, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Richard Strauss: Violin Concerto / Don Quixote (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 340 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | 01:12:56
Classical | Label: ABC Classics

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and their Chief Conductor Sir Andrew Davis continue their acclaimed survey of the orchestral music of Richard Strauss, with this latest volume featuring three world-class soloists – James Ehnes, Daniel Müller-Schott and Christopher Moore – performing two of his finest early works: the Violin Concerto, and the tone poem Don Quixote.

The Golden Age of the Piano (1993) [Re-Up]

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The Golden Age of the Piano (1993) [Re-Up]

The Golden Age of the Piano (1993)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 115 min | 7.51 Gb | Scans included
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 | Subs: Deutsch, Français, Español, Italiano, 中文
Genre: Classical, Documentary | Label: Philips | # 075 092-9 PH

A documentary on the great pianists of the twentieth century, introduced, written and narrated by David Dubal. Featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Clementi, Debussy, Field, Grainger, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Padarewski, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Scriabin and Weber. Featuring musicians Claudio Arrau, Alexander Brailowsky, Van Cliburn, Alfred Cortot, Glenn Gould, Percy Grainger, Myra Hess, Josef Hoffmann, Vladimir Horowitz, Wanda Landowska, Ignacy Paderewski, Artur Rubinstein, and Rudolf Serkin. Bonus: Claudio Arrau Centenary reissued of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra.