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Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sinfonia Grange au Lac - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (2019)

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sinfonia Grange au Lac - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (2019)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sinfonia Grange au Lac - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 75:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | Alpha 544 | Recorded: 2018

This live recording of Strauss’s Metamorphosen and Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony marks the birth on record of the ‘Sinfonia Grange au Lac’, an orchestra created in July 2018 on the occasion of the Rencontres Musicales d’Évian, the prestigious festival created by Mstislav Rostropovich in 1985 and revived since 2014. A musical ambassador intended to promote the excellence of its parent festival worldwide, the Sinfonia Grange au Lac consists of musicians from leading European orchestras (in Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, London, Lucerne, Munich, Paris, Salzburg, Valencia and Vienna) as well as existing groups such as the Trio Karénine and the Quatuor Ébène. And it was a stroke of genius to manage to secure the services of Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 9: L'Addio (2021)

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Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 9: L'Addio (2021)

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 9: L'Addio (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 331 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:33
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

This ninth volume of the Haydn2032 series focuses on the composer’s psychological subtlety in its focus on a central work: his Symphony no.45, known as the ‘Abschieds-Symphonie’ (‘Farewell’ Symphony), composed in 1772. It is said to have got its nickname from a symbolic message Haydn conveyed to Prince Esterházy when he and his orchestra were required to stay longer than planned in the Prince’s summer residence. On the occasion of the symphony’s first performance, Haydn had arranged for the musicians to leave their places one by one during the final Adagio. The day after the concert, all the musicians were able to return to their families and bid farewell to the Prince, who had obviously taken the point of this poetic request for ‘liberation’ expressed in music. The programme is completed by Symphonies nos. 15 and 35 and a cantata sung by Sandrine Piau, the heart-rending ‘Berenice, che fai?’ on a text by Metastasio that was a real ‘hit’ of the eighteenth century, set by some forty composers.

Seiji Ozawa, Martha Argerich & Mito Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Grieg: Holberg Suite (2020)

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Seiji Ozawa, Martha Argerich & Mito Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Grieg: Holberg Suite (2020)

Seiji Ozawa, Martha Argerich & Mito Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Grieg: Holberg Suite (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 265 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:34
Classical | Label: Decca Classics

Four decades of friendship and musical partnership brings these two titans of classical music together again. Eagerly anticipated follow-up to their now-legendary recording of the first concerto. Recorded live in concert in Japan in May 2019.

Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs
Xavier Phillips (cello); François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 532 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Classics | # EVCD015 | Time: 02:11:52

Act III of François-Frédéric Guy's Beethoven Project. On the programme: Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano with cellist Xavier Phillips, recorded by Nicolas Bartholomée at the Arsenal in Metz. In 2008 Guy embarked on a major Beethoven project that has included recording and performing in concert all 32 Beethoven Sonatas and the 5 Piano Concertos. Guy is a dedicated chamber musician and he regularly performs Beethoven’s chamber music for strings and piano as well, with Tedi Papavrami and Xavier Phillips. As part of the Beethoven project, Guy has performed the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas in Washington, Paris, Monaco and recently at the Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André (August 2013). Born in Paris, Xavier Phillips started playing the cello at the age of 6. His encounter with Mstislav Rostropovitch proved especially fruitful since it marked the beginning of a long collaboration during which Xavier Phillips received the guidance and encouragement of the master cellist.

Jan Vermeulen, Veerle Peeters - Schubert: Works for Four Hands Vol. 2 (2015)

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Jan Vermeulen, Veerle Peeters - Schubert: Works for Four Hands Vol. 2 (2015)

Jan Vermeulen, Veerle Peeters - Schubert: Works for Four Hands Vol. 2 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 76:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Etcetera Records | KTC 1502 | Recorded: 2014

This is the second in line of the series of Jan Vermeulen's twelve CDs of the complete works of Schubert for piano solo was greeted with praise by the Belgian and the international music press. He was named Musician of the Year in Flanders on the occasion of the completion of the cycle in 2010 and also carried off one of the coveted Klara awards; several international music magazines described him at the time as an ideal interpreter of Schubert’s music. It was only to be expected that a recording of Schubert’s works for piano duet would soon follow.

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

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Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)
Johann Sebastian - Carl Philipp Emanuel - Wilhelm Friedemann - Johann Christian

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:16:18
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 0190295888466

With his 2017 release on Erato, Jean Rondeau illustrates the beginnings of the harpsichord concerto, which can be traced from the Baroque masterpieces of Johann Sebastian Bach through the early Classical period, represented here by works of his sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and Johann Christian Bach. While this celebrated musical dynasty contributed to many forms in the 18th century, the keyboard concerto was given a special, innovative treatment by the Bachs, who effectively put the genre on the map.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 5: Haydn, Mozart, Schubert (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.37 Gb | Total time: 15:30:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Montserrat Caballe - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Montserrat Caballe - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Montserrat Caballé - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 643 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 74321 63464 2 | Time: 02:33:02

Double disc anthology of the best recordings of the late great Spanish soprano. She had one of the most unique voices that ever recorded opera and her legacy lives on with this beautiful compendium of her most famous arias and performances.

Victor Rosenbaum - Beethoven: Piano Works (2019)

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Victor Rosenbaum - Beethoven: Piano Works (2019)

Victor Rosenbaum - Beethoven: Piano Works (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 186 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:20:25
Classical | Label: Bridge Records

Written between 1820 and 1822 at a time when Beethoven was suffering from a variety of maladies including nearly total deafness, each of these three sonatas stands alone as a great artistic achievement. Heard together in Victor Rosenbaum's magisterial performances, these works remind us of what vast new territories of the imagination Beethoven explored. Pianist Victor Rosenbaum became a member of the piano faculty at the New England Conservatory in 1967, and went on to head both the piano and chamber music departments at NEC. In addition to his long tenure at NEC, Rosenbaum was Director and President of the Longy School of Music from 1985 to 2001, where he continues as a faculty member.

Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)

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Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)

Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 61:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 409-2 | Recorded: 2008

Joseph Martin Kraus was born in the same year as Mozart and died only one year after him; like him, he was also a musician who revealed his extraordinary talent at an early age. It is only in recent years, however, that Kraus has again begun to receive somewhat more attention as a multitalented artistic personality. Born in Miltenberg am Main, Kraus enjoyed a career that took him to Stockholm as court music director to the music-loving King Gustavus III. In their originality his sacred compositions tower above the conventional liturgical repertoire produced in Southern Germany during the second half of the eighteenth century.

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Scans ~ 17 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875026172 | Time: 10:30:14

Eugene Istomin (1925–2003), one of America’s most respected pianists, was highly esteemed by audiences and colleagues alike for his mindful virtuosity and unusually wide-ranging repertoire. 2015 marks Istomin’s 90th birthday year, a milestone that Sony Classical celebrates with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks concerto and solo recordings in a limited original-jacket collection including 10 previously unreleased studio recordings. Many of these performances appear in their first authorized CD editions, including the 19-year-old pianist’s recorded debut in Bach’s D minor Concerto led by Adolf Busch; his youthful concerto collaborations with Pablo Casals; Chopin’s complete Nocturnes; Brahms’s Handel Variations; Schubert’s D major D 850 Sonata, plus the long-out-of-print Rachmaninoff 2nd, Tchaikovsky 1st, Brahms 2nd, and Beethoven 4th and 5th (“Emperor”) Concertos with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Newly remastered from the original analogue tapes, the discs are presented in facsimile sleeves and labels corresponding to the original LP releases. An enclosed booklet offers full discographical information, an essay by Jed Distler, and a photographic retrospective.

Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner - Mozart: Arien (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

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Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner - Mozart: Arien (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

Peter Schreier - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Arias (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016
Staatskapelle Dresden; Otmar Suitner, conductor; Walter Olbertz, cembalo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 180 Mb
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300754BC | Time: 00:51:51

Peter Schreier is unquestionably one of the greatest tenors of the twentieth century. For over 40 years he was known above all for his embodiment of Mozart tenor roles, and dazzled as a lieder singer in songs by Schubert, Schumann and Hugo Wolf. The sacred works of Johann Sebastian Bach, his oratorios and passions, formed another key element in the repertory of this native Saxon. He sang at all the world’s major opera houses – at the New York Met, at La Scala in Milan, in Buenos Aires, Vienna and Paris – and needless to say on his “home turf” of Dresden and Berlin. Not forgetting his many years of guest appearances at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. It was in Salzburg, in 1967, that he sprang into the breach as Tamino in place of Fritz Wunderlich, who died so tragically young. The successes that followed thick and fast upon that were to make Peter Schreier into the opera world’s Mozart tenor of choice in the course of the following decades.

Juilliard String Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12-15 (1989)

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Juilliard String Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12-15 (1989)

Juilliard String Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12-15 (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 570 Mb | Total time: 134:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CBS Masterworks | MB2K 45617 | Recorded: 1980, 1981, 1983

Schubert's final four quartets represent the last flowering of the Viennese Classical style. Their melodic generosity has always appealed to music lovers (and quartet players), though in the hands of some less disciplined ensembles the music can tend to sprawl. That's never a danger with these warm, impulsive performances, which allow the music's natural lyricism to flow vigorously without ever becoming sticky or sentimental. Schubert's String Quartet No. 12 is the single movement also known as the Quartettensatz ("Quartet Movement"), but the other three quartets are full-length, indeed epic works that bear comparison with the late works of Beethoven in musical richness and profundity.

Leonardo Pierdomenico - Beethoven: Reflections (2020)

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Leonardo Pierdomenico - Beethoven: Reflections (2020)

Leonardo Pierdomenico - Beethoven: Reflections (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:31 | 143 Mb
Classical | Label: Piano Classics

The heroic voice of the greatest pianist/composer of all, recast by two of his most virtuosic successors.

Jean Muller - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (2021)

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Jean Muller - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (2021)

Jean Muller - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 199 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:41
Classical | Label: haenssler CLASSIC

I really love the piano trio,” says Aki Takase, with a passion that mirrors her playing. “But not the old idea, where the pianist is king, and the bassist and the drummer are just sidemen. We are equal.” Indeed, all three musicians are in focus in the trio AUGE: bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener are among the most original virtuosos of their instruments…”