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Emil & Elena Gilels, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm - Mozart: Piano Concertos K.595 & K.365; Schubert: Fantasy (2001) [Re-Up]

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Emil & Elena Gilels, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm - Mozart: Piano Concertos K.595 & K.365; Schubert: Fantasy (2001) [Re-Up]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27, K.595; Concerto For 2 Pianos, K.365
Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F minor, D. 940 (Op.103) for piano duet
Emil & Elena Gilels, pianos; Wiener Philharmoniker; Karl Böhm, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 463 652-2 | Time: 01:17:36

This is the most beautiful of Mozart playing, his last piano concerto given here by Emil Gilels with total clarity. This is a classic performance, memorably accompanied by the VPO and Böhm. Suffice it to say that Gilels sees everything and exaggerates nothing, that the performance has an Olympian authority and serenity, and that the Larghetto is one of the glories of the gramophone. He's joined by his daughter Elena in the Double Piano Concerto in E flat, and their physical relationship is mirrored in the quality, and the mutual understanding of the playing: both works receive marvellous interpretations. We think Emil plays first, Elena second, but could be quite wrong. The VPO under Karl Böhm is at its best; and so is the quality of recording, with a good stereo separation of the two solo parts, highly desirable in this work.

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Variations: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms (2017/1987-91)

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Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Variations: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms (2017/1987-91)

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Variations: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms (2017/1987-91)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.55 Gb (DVD9) | 170 min
Classical | EuroArts

Three of the greatest sets of keyboard variations ever composed are presented here, performed by three of today’s greatest artists. András Schiff, Daniel Barenboim and Yefim Bronfman go to the heart of these monumental creations in performances that are highly personal. They sensitively balance the contrasting aims of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, who were often referred to by nineteenth-century German critics as the ‘Three Bs’ because of their supposed primacy in the history of central European classical music.

Juliette Hurel, Helene Couvert - A L'aube Du Romantisme: Beethoven & Schubert (2013)

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Juliette Hurel, Helene Couvert - A L'aube Du Romantisme: Beethoven & Schubert (2013)

Juliette Hurel, Hélène Couvert - A L'aube Du Romantisme (2013)
Works for Flute and Piano by Ludwig van Beethoven & Franz Schubert

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5342 | Time: 01:07:15

Juliette Hurel's 2013 album on Naïve explores pieces for flute and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert, evoking the period between Classicism and early Romanticism. Perhaps the subtlest work of the program is Beethoven's Flute Sonata in B flat major, WoO A4, written in 1790 and fashioned under the influence of Haydn. Its sunny disposition and light textures are periodically interrupted by unexpected key changes and sudden digressions into the minor, characteristics that anticipate Beethoven's later development and mark it as a transitional work. His Serenade for flute and piano, Op. 41, is an arrangement of the Serenade for flute, violin, and viola, Op. 25, and it has a similar, if sometimes deceptive, air of Classical simplicity, which is all the more apparent because of the brevity of the movements. Only Schubert's Variations on a Theme from Die schöne Müllerin is unequivocally Romantic, and its sudden changes of mood and key make it the most fascinating piece on the disc.

Jean-Claude Malgoire, Deutsche Handel Solisten - Antonio Salieri: Tarare (2005)

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Jean-Claude Malgoire, Deutsche Handel Solisten - Antonio Salieri: Tarare (2005)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, Deutsche Händel Solisten - Antonio Salieri: Tarare (2005)
NTSC 4:3 (720x420) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 175 min | 7.55 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Francais, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese | Recorded: 1988

The work is an extraordinary curiosity; a child of the heady days just before the French Revolution, Tarare is the famous French writer's only opera and one of the Italian composer's rare French scores. First and most strikingly a work of social and political commentary, Tarare is also an entertaining work of theatre. Salieri's music supports these aims admirably and offers a few memorable moments of its own. As an opera form, Tarare defies easy categorization; it may be best described as a comedic satire dressed in the clothes of a sprawling 5 act lyric tragedy, complete with Prologue and a grand divertissement with dance.

NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach, Midori, Nobuko Imai - Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante; Concerto K. Anh. 56 (2001)

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NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach, Midori, Nobuko Imai - Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante; Concerto K. Anh. 56 (2001)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante; Concerto in D Major K. Anh. 56 (2001)
Midori, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; NDR-Sinfonieorchester; Christoph Eschenbach, piano & conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 89488 | Time: 00:58:34

Of all the reconstructions prompted by the 1991 Mozart jamboree, Philip Wilby’s recreation of the Violin and Piano Concerto of 1778 was the most worthwhile. Wilby skilfully completed the 120-bar fragment of the first movement and took the slow movement and finale from the unusually brilliant, ‘public’ D major Violin Sonata, K306. There are problems – not least of dates – with Wilby’s thesis that the Sonata is the ‘last resting-place’ of the projected double concerto. But the three movements certainly make a satisfying entity. Midori and Eschenbach give an immensely polished reading, phrasing with unfailing subtlety and sophistication.

Alison Balsom, Edward Gardner, Gothenburg Simphony Orchestra - Caprice (2006)

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Alison Balsom, Edward Gardner, Gothenburg Simphony Orchestra - Caprice (2006)

Alison Balsom, Edward Gardner, Gothenburg Simphony Orchestra - Caprice (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 246 Mb | Total time: 59:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 0946 3 53255 2 2 | Recorded: 2006

Festive baroque or sparkling virtuoso: the trumpet has many faces, and it is still an absolute exception to find a woman among the great virtuosos of this instrument. The young British trumpeter Alison Balsom is one of these exceptional phenomena. In 2006, Alison Balsom was crowned "Young British Classical Performer of the Year" by the quality watchdogs of classical music; the British Gramophone magazine also awarded her a Gramophone Award 2006. Their current album "Caprice" combines exotic and high virtuosity, lyrical and romantic.

Alison Balsom, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Haydn & Hummel: Trumpet Concertos (2008)

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Alison Balsom, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Haydn & Hummel: Trumpet Concertos (2008)

Alison Balsom, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Haydn & Hummel: Trumpet Concertos (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 52:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 2 16213 0 | Recorded: 2008

Alison Balsom’s fourth CD for EMI Classics features Franz Joseph Haydn and Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s evergreen trumpet concertos, coupled with concertos by Johann Baptist Georg Neruda and Giuseppe Torelli. Balsom also directs Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

Steven Isserlis, Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

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Steven Isserlis,  Roger Norrington - Joseph Haydn: Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concertos in C & D; Sinfonia Concertante (1998)
Steven Isserlis, cello; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 09026 68578 2 | Time: 01:15:22

What a versatile artist Steven Isserlis is. Having made his name as a sympathetic interpreter of a wide variety of romantic and modern music, here he shows he can be just as persuasive in eighteenth-century repertoire. His stylistic awareness is evident in beautiful, elegant phrasing, selective use of vibrato and varied articulation, giving an expressive range that never conflicts with the music’s natural language. In the cello concertos he is helped by an extremely sensitive accompaniment, stressing the chamber musical aspects of Haydn’s pre-London orchestral writing. The soft, intimate sonority at 3'06'' in the first movement of the D major is a typical example. The Adagios are taken at a flowing speed, but Isserlis’s relaxed approach means they never sound hurried. The Allegro molto finale of the C major Concerto, on the other hand, sounds poised rather than the helter-skelter we often hear. In his understanding of the music, Isserlis is a long way ahead of Han-na Chang, whose version places the emphasis on fine, traditional-style cello playing. Mork’s vivacious, imaginative performances characterize the music very strongly, but my preference would be for Isserlis’s and Norrington’s lighter touch and greater refinement.

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (1990)

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Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (1990)

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (1990)
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 2h 57 | Covers | 670 Mb
Classical | Erato | # 2292-45475-2 | Rec: 1989

In the early 1990s Daniel Barenboim recorded the three Da Ponte operas with the Berlin Philharmonic. The BPO had played "Figaro" and "Don Giovanni" many times, but this was the first time that the group had ever tackled "Cosi fan tutte." Perhaps that is why they sound so fresh and energized under the thoughtful baton of Barenboim. Mozart's operas are usually performed with a small chamber or opera house orchestra, but this time the score of "Cosi" (which has so many beautiful, subtle touches, and is almost a celebration of beauty itself) is given the full treatment of perhaps the greatest orchestra in the world. While the resulting sound is somewhat "bigger" and more "lush" than is usual, Barenboim does manage to keep things appropriately light and "classical," just as he has so successfully done in the piano concertos which he is recording with the BPO.

Alison Balsom, Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble - Italian Concertos: Vivaldi, Marcello, Albinoni, Tartini, Cimarosa (2010)

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Alison Balsom, Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble - Italian Concertos: Vivaldi, Marcello, Albinoni, Tartini, Cimarosa (2010)

Alison Balsom, Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble - Italian Concertos: Vivaldi, Marcello, Albinoni, Tartini, Cimarosa (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 289 Mb | Total time: 61:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Records | 4 56094 2 | Recorded: 2009

Trumpet Star, Alison Balsom, Transforms The Traditional Italian Baroque Concerto In This New EMI Classics Release Following the popular and critical international success of her Haydn and Hummel concertos recording, Alison Balsom has recorded a program of Italian Baroque concertos. In this new recording, Balsom, plays various popular concertos originally composed for the violin or oboe by Vivaldi, Tartini, B. Marcello, Albinoni and Cimarosa, accompanied by the Scottish Ensemble. This collection provides an apt vehicle for the award-winning trumpeter's characteristic brilliance and grace.Alison Balsom, an exclusive EMI Classics recording artist, studied trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music, the Paris Conservatoire, and with Håkan Hardenberger.

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 29-32 (2017/1984)

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Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 29-32 (2017/1984)

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 29-32 (2017/1984)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.63 Gb (DVD9) | 125 min
Classical | EuroArts

Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim performs Sonatas 29 to 32 of the so-called 'New Testament' of music, Ludwig van Beethoven's thirty-two piano sonatas. Composed over twenty-five years and embodying the shift of musical taste from the Classic to the Romantic, their performance requires a musician of extraordinary versatility. Daniel Barenboim is one such pianist – his recordings run the gamut from Bach and Mozart to Bruckner and Bartók. Infollowing in the footsteps of such masters as Artur Schnabel, Barenboim truly shows himself to be among the greatest living musicians.

Taeguk Mun, Chi Ho Han - Songs of the Cello: Homage to Pablo Casals (2019)

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Taeguk Mun, Chi Ho Han - Songs of the Cello: Homage to Pablo Casals (2019)

Taeguk Mun, Chi Ho Han - Songs of the Cello: Homage to Pablo Casals (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 259 Mb | Total time: 59:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 0190295633134 | Recorded: 2018

This debut album opens with cellist Taeguk Mun - winner of the 2014 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition and the 2016 János Starker Foundation Award - playing Bach's Suite for Solo Cello No 1. He is then joined by the pianist Chi Ho Han, another multi-award-winning musician from South Korea, for Beethoven's Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major and short pieces by Schumann, Schubert, Rubinstein and Pablo Casals.

Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

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Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)
Nancy Argenta, soprano; Catherine Robbon, alto; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Alastair Miles, bass
Schütz Choir of London; London Classical Players; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 7 35296 2 0 | Time: 00:57:45

The Mozart Requiem is one of the best-known sacred works in the classical repertoire. It was the composer's last work, and he left it unfinished at his death. British conductor Roger Norrington, a pioneer of authentic performing practice, and an outstanding group of singers present Duncan Druce's version of the Requiem, based on the latest Mozart research, together with other moving choral works.

Tuija Hakkila - Haydn: Eight Early Sonatas (2020)

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Tuija Hakkila - Haydn: Eight Early Sonatas (2020)

Tuija Hakkila - Haydn: Eight Early Sonatas (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 467 Mb | Total time: 135:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | ODE 1360-2D | Recorded: 2019

An album of Joseph Haydns (17321809) eight delightful early keyboard sonatas by Tuija Hakkila performed on two fortepianos. The current consensus is that there are about 60 surviving authentic Piano Sonatas by Haydn, while contemporary sources point to as many as 80. The earliest of these probably date from Haydns youth in the 1750s; the last one was completed in summer 1795. Some of the lost Sonatas are works that Haydn simply gave away as a young man, and they have never been heard of since. In mid-18th-century Vienna music was mainly distributed in the form of manuscript copies made by copyists. Haydn did not publish his first collection of six Sonatas until 1774. Of the Sonatas selected for this project, Haydn wrote all of these over a period of about 15 years before his 40th birthday.

Rosemary Tuck, English CO, Richard Bonynge - Carl Czerny: Grand Concerto in A minor; Grand Nocturne Brillant (2016)

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Rosemary Tuck, English CO, Richard Bonynge - Carl Czerny: Grand Concerto in A minor; Grand Nocturne Brillant (2016)

Carl Czerny - Grand Concerto in A minor; Grand Nocturne Brillant;
Variations de Concert de l'Opéra "Le Siège de Corinthe" (2016)
Rosemary Tuck, piano; English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Richard Bonynge

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573417 | Time: 01:06:13

Carl Czerny, one of Vienna’s most illustrious musicians, was Beethoven’s student and devoted friend. Renowned today for his piano treatises, he was also a prolific composer in almost every genre, but it is the music for his own instrument that has aroused the most curiosity. The Grand Concerto in A minor, a work both serene and spirited, is historically important as one of the first romantic concertos ever written. The lyricism and playful bravura of the Grand Nocturne Brillant is balanced by the delicious Rossini Variations de Concert.