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Uwe Christian Harrer, Leondinger Symphony Orchestra - Salieri: Emperor's Mass, Magnificat, Dixit Dominus, Organ Concerto (1997)

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Uwe Christian Harrer, Leondinger Symphony Orchestra - Salieri: Emperor's Mass, Magnificat, Dixit Dominus, Organ Concerto (1997)

Uwe Christian Harrer, Leondinger Symphony Orchestra - Salieri: Emperor's Mass, Magnificat, Dixit Dominus, Organ Concerto (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 52:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Koch Schwann | 3-1288-2 H1 | Recorded: 1996

…Early though it may be, [the Organ Concerto] is a joyous work that reminds me of Haydn's organ concertos….[The `Emperor's Mass'] soars majestically and would surely have been effective in honoring the emperor. The St Florian Boys' Choir is well disciplined, but they do have that raw sound often found in Central European–as opposed to British–choir boys…

Facundo Agudin, Orchestre Musique des Lumières - Giovanni Simone Mayr: Demetrio, Re di Siria (2012)

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Facundo Agudin, Orchestre Musique des Lumières - Giovanni Simone Mayr: Demetrio, Re di Siria (2012)

Facundo Agudin, Orchestre Musique des Lumières - Giovanni Simone Mayr: Demetrio, Re di Siria (2012)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 888 Mb | Total time: 73:34+82:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: OehmsClassics | OC958 | Recorded: 2011

The current renaissance in conjunction with the works of Giovanni Simone Mayr is not surprising, but is certainly necessary. With Demetrio, he left to posterity a masterpiece that belongs on the great stages of the world. Mayr’s late work is a mixture of romantic anticipation, stylistic reminiscences of Mozart and Haydn, bel canto elements and a touch of Rossini, all worked into a unique form. Of particular note is Mayr’s melodic inventiveness. Here OehmsClassics presents a live performace of Demetrio recorded at the Moutier Festival (Switzerland) in June 2011.

Wilhelm Kempff - Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (1988)

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Wilhelm Kempff - Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (1988)

Wilhelm Kempff - Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:40:06 | 1.85 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 423 496-2

Wilhelm Kempff was a master of poetic lyricism, with a wondrous keyboard touch and a breathtaking command of subtle dynamics and tonal colorations–all invaluable attributes of any Schubert interpreter. He also had the knack of holding together large structures that can often seem aimless, thus avoiding another trap many pianists fall into, that of lavishing so much attention on passing detail that Schubert's "heavenly lengths" can seem wayward wanderings. The one criticism often heard is that Kempff emphasizes poetry at the expense of drama. This magnificent set leaves that claim unsubstantiated.

Alexander Kniazev, Edouard Oganessian - Mozart: Cello Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2005)

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Alexander Kniazev, Edouard Oganessian - Mozart: Cello Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2005)

Alexander Kniazev, Edouard Oganessian - Mozart: Cello Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:36 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | Catalog: 2

Customarily, the booklet notes for recordings containing music transcribed for instruments other than those for which it was written make the argument that such transcriptions were normal, accepted, and so on, in the years when the music was written. The ones for this disc make the same argument, but it's not so relevant in this case – the musicians here join performance style to transcription in an effort to make something new, not just to fill a hole in the cellist's repertory (Mozart never wrote anything for solo cello). The transcriptions from Mozart's sonatas for violin and keyboard were made by cellist Alexander Kniazev, but it is pianist Edouard Oganessian who sets the tone for much of the music.

Amadeus Quartet - Schubert: String Quintet, Mozart: Adagio & Fugue in C minor (2001)

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Amadeus Quartet - Schubert: String Quintet, Mozart: Adagio & Fugue in C minor (2001)

Amadeus Quartet - Schubert: String Quintet, Mozart: Adagio & Fugue in C minor (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:27 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Polydor | Catalog: 423 543-2

Among the genre of Strings Quartets, there's no other that reveals the quintessence of the post-romantic atmosphere like this Op. This is without any doubt one of the last masterpieces of Schubert. Written in 1828, it epitomizes and depicts the slight barrier between dream and reality, creating an illusionist atmosphere that leaves behind itself any the previous attempt. It's such its kaleidoscopic conjunction of unsaid feelings and thoughts that may be regarded like a musical canvas which transcends by far the limits of its historical moment.

Peter Kopp - Naumann: Masses (2009)

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Peter Kopp - Naumann: Masses (2009)

Peter Kopp - Naumann: Masses (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:23 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ars Musici | Catalog: 232237

Although little known today, during his lifetime Johann Gottlieb Naumann (1741–1801) occupied a very respected niche in the world of late 18th-century music. Born and raised near Dresden, his career was largely made there; after moving to northern Italy in 1757 for further musical training (his teachers there included Padre Martini), he was called to the Saxon imperial court in 1764 on the recommendation of Johann Adolf Hasse as second church composer, attaining promotion to Kapellmeister in 1776.

Stefan Schilli - Leopold Hofmann: Oboe Concertos (2002)

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Stefan Schilli - Leopold Hofmann: Oboe Concertos (2002)

Stefan Schilli - Leopold Hofmann: Oboe Concertos (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:14:00 | 393 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8553979

A new Naxos recording offering two of Hofmann's oboe concerti and two concerti for oboe and harpsichord proves that the prolific Viennese composer could write nice tunes and develop them with spiffy efficiency. Both technical bravura and the expressive colours of the oboe are well explored in these conventional but vivacious three-movement concerti. Stefan Schilli (principal oboe of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra), Jeno Jando (harpsichord) and the Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia under Bela Drahos play with superb panache and discipline; the sound engineering is wonderfully transparent and detailed notes are included.

Lorraine McAslan - Leopold Hofmann: Violin Concertos (1998)

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Lorraine McAslan - Leopold Hofmann: Violin Concertos (1998)

Lorraine McAslan - Leopold Hofmann: Violin Concertos (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:11 | 318 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8554233

Written by a contemporary of Mozart, these are wonderfully pleasing pieces.Some of the movements such as the last movement of the B-flat major concerto and the middle movement of the G major concerto are outstanding. The performance is very good and McAslan, the violinist, is outstanding (clean and expressive).

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Antonio Salieri: La Grotta di Trofonio (2006)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Antonio Salieri: La Grotta di Trofonio (2006)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Salieri: La Grotta di Trofonio (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.05 Gb | Total time: 75:33+62:15+39:08 (bonus) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambroisie | AMB 9986 | Recorded: 2005

Now unfairly stigmatised (due to Pushkin and the film Amadeus) as Mozart’s sinister Nemesis, Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) enjoyed the more successful career as an opera composer. His comedy Trofonio’s Cave, written to a clever libretto by Giambattista Casti, was staged at Vienna’s Burgtheater in October 1785, just a few months before Figaro debuted there, and kept its place in the repertory for 30 years. If posterity gave the palm to Mozart, his contemporaries preferred Salieri. And indeed the Italian’s attractive score to this text describing the effects of entering a magic cave upon two pairs of lovers – one quiet and earnest, the other noisy hedonists – is full of good things.

The Umeå Sinfonietta, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Vaňhal: Concerto for 2 Bassoons, 2 Sinfonias (1992)

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The Umeå Sinfonietta, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Vaňhal: Concerto for 2 Bassoons, 2 Sinfonias (1992)

The Umeå Sinfonietta, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Vaňhal: Concerto for 2 Bassoons, 2 Sinfonias (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 48:45 | 298 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 288

Yes, this disc includes a rarity: a concerto for two bassoons! The bassoonists, Annika Wallin and Arne Nilsson, do a great job. So does the orchestra, the Umea Sinfonietta, from northern Sweden. Jan Vanhal's beautiful two-bassoon concerto is the key work on this disc. And for those who don't know who Vanhal was, well, he wrote plenty of music. In 1777, Mozart played the solo part in a concert performance of a Vanhal violin concerto. In 1784, Haydn, von Dittersdorf, Mozart, and Vanhal played some string quartets together at the home of composer Stephen Sorace (Haydn on first violin, Dittersdorf on second violin, and Vanhal on cello).

Clifford Curzon, Amadeus Quartet, Dennis Brain - Mozart: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Quintet (1990)

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Clifford Curzon, Amadeus Quartet, Dennis Brain - Mozart: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Quintet (1990)

Clifford Curzon, Amadeus Quartet, Dennis Brain - Mozart: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Quintet (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:56 | 236 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 425960

Curzon record is of high quality, and it is good to have this example of his superlative artistry in the music of Mozart, a composer who was particularly close to his heart. Indeed, Curzon's stylistic perfection in Mozart was formed at a time when this composer was often much less well served than he is now. Curzon and the Amadeus Quartet were old friends, and in these versions there is clearly a close rapport between all four players, though [Norbert] Brainin's distinctive, slowish, wide vibrato was already very noticeable in September 1952, when the recordings were made, and seems out of style in Mozart. In every other respect these are superlative, beautifully poised performances.

Heinz Holliger - Lebrun, Ditters von Dittersdorf, Salieri: Oboe Concertos (1985)

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Heinz Holliger - Lebrun, Ditters von Dittersdorf, Salieri: Oboe Concertos (1985)

Heinz Holliger - Lebrun, Ditters von Dittersdorf, Salieri: Oboe Concertos (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:59 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 427 125-2

Heinz Holliger is widely considered the greatest oboe virtuoso of modern times. He is also a noted composer and conductor; as a composer he is one of the few who has maintained a strict adherence to serial procedures. Holliger has been the recipient of many prizes, including the Robert Schumann Prize of the City of Zwickau in Germany, and he is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

David Garrett - Legacy: Live in Baden-Baden (2011) [Re-Up]

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David Garrett - Legacy: Live in Baden-Baden (2011) [Re-Up]

David Garrett - Legacy: Live in Baden-Baden (2011)
feat. The National Philharmonic Of Russia; Vladimir Spivakov, Lorenzo Coladonato

DVD9 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps or AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | ~ 8.1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 00440076 281-7 1 | Time: 01:23:55 + 00:53:39 | Complete Scans

Legacy Live In Baden-Baden Featuring The National Philharmonic Of Russia Conducted by Vladimir Spivakov and Lorenzo Coladonato New arrangements by Franck Van Der Heijden and David Garrett. The DVD is a true representation of David s dual-career, successfully bridging his unique crossover repertoire with a classical recording career that began with his Deutsche Grammophon recordings from the age of 14.

Walter Gieseking - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Solo Piano Works (1990) 8 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Walter Gieseking - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Solo Piano Works (1990) 8 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Walter Gieseking - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Solo Piano Works (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.35 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.27 Gb | Scans ~ 34 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics Références | # 7 63688 2 | Time: 09:01:53

The contents of the EMI box are too numerous to list but all the sonatas, variations, and most short pieces are here: absent is the London Sketchbook, which is trite juvenalia.

Michael Hofstetter, Chor und Orchester der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele - Salieri: Les Danaïdes (2007)

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Michael Hofstetter, Chor und Orchester der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele - Salieri: Les Danaïdes (2007)

Michael Hofstetter, Chor und Orchester der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele - Salieri: Les Danaïdes (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 651 Mb | Total time: 73:15+38:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: OehmsClassics | OC 909 | Recorded: 2006

The April 26, 1784 Paris Opera premiere of this work was still noted under the name of the composer actually commissioned to compose it, Ch.W. Gluck, but it soon came out that in reality, the 33-year-old assistant to Gluck (who had suffered a stroke), Antonio Salieri, had written the work “in tutto”. The sensation was perfect, and due to Salieri’s success, French opera underwent a significant development. For beginning with Gluck’s operatic style, Salieri managed with “Danaïdes” to make the transition from number opera to the dramatically more consequent through-composed scenic opera. The Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele production, recorded here under studio conditions, follows historical performance practice and presents the opera in nearly uncut form.