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Giulio Svegliado, Collegium Symphonium Veneto - Galuppi: Il Re alla caccia (2007/2000)

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Giulio Svegliado, Collegium Symphonium Veneto - Galuppi: Il Re alla caccia (2007/2000)

Giulio Svegliado, Collegium Symphonium Veneto - Galuppi: Il Re alla caccia (2007/2000)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 5.92 Gb (DVD9) | 126 min
Classical | Bongiovanni | Sub: talian, English, Japanese

Baldassare Galuppi held the position of church organist, from which he composed operas for the Italian stage. Since his forte was the keyboard, his operas have nice harpsichord recitatives (which usually I detest) and the harmonics are contrapuntal. Galuppi as a youth had studied counterpoint under Antonio Lotti, the first organist at St Mark's. Galuppi became cembalist in the great opera houses of Venice, and was involved in the first presentations of Vivaldi's operas there. Galuppi himself wrote at least 111 operas, the best of which are collaborations with the librettist Goldoni. The young Mozart reused some of the librettos that already existed in settings by Galuppi, and the mature Mozart raised to sublime heights the dramma giocoso form which Galuppi practically invented. This release supplies a missing link between Mozart and the opera world before his time.

Jürgen Demmle, Markus Tillier, Peter Grabinger - Beethoven, Ries: Clarinet Trios (1998)

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Jürgen Demmle, Markus Tillier, Peter Grabinger - Beethoven, Ries: Clarinet Trios (1998)

Jürgen Demmle, Markus Tillier, Peter Grabinger - Beethoven, Ries: Clarinet Trios (1998)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 274 MB | 01:02:17
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8 553389

This CD is one of the hidden gems in the huge Naxos catalogue; three German musicians displaying consummate skill in a less well-known Beethoven work and the equally attractive Ries piece. Ries deserves the attention in my opinion as, although often described as a mere epignone of Beethoven, he is clearly his own man! Of course he was influenced by Beethoven, having served as Beethoven's factotum for some years, but Ries often has something interesting to say in his music. Ries' Op.28 is a lovely clarinet trio lasting 23 minutes, wonderfully played by Jurgen Demmler (clarinet), Markus Tillier (cello), and Peter Grabinger.

Brigitte Haudebourg, Philippe Foulon - J.C.F. Bach, Abel, Binder: Sonatas (2004)

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Brigitte Haudebourg, Philippe Foulon - J.C.F. Bach, Abel, Binder: Sonatas (2004)

Brigitte Haudebourg, Philippe Foulon - J.C.F. Bach, Abel, Binder: Sonatas (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 281 Mb | Total time: 62:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arion | # ARN 68645 | Recorded: 2004

These attractive Classical works are played on a reconstructed cello-like instrument with five strings and twelve sympathetic strings which produces a silvery, delicate sound somewhat like the baryton.

Zemlinsky Quartet - Franz Schubert: The First String Quartets (1-12) (2008) 4CD Box Set

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Zemlinsky Quartet - Franz Schubert: The First String Quartets (1-12) (2008) 4CD Box Set

Zemlinsky Quartet - Franz Schubert: The First String Quartets (1-12) (2008) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 575 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350 030 | Time: 04:06:43

In Metternich's Vienna, chamber music was the favourite distraction of a number of aristocrats and the leisure class as well as student Bohemia. By 1815, a teenaged Franz Schubert had already written (at least) ten scores for quartet, for the family circle, Hausmusik, without seeking to conceal his models borrowed from Haydn and, especially, Mozart. Natural melodic invention, amazingly elaborate harmonic skill and the spirit of the Lied did not fully assert themselves until the Quartettsatz of 1820, an Allegro assai, suddenly filled with anxiety, followed by 41 bars of an Andante suspended forever, ordinarily passed over in silence. Here, the Zemlinskys repeat the fantastic success that marked their previous performances of Dvorák's early quartets.

Alan Curtis, Venice La Fenice Orchestra - Tommaso Traetta: Buovo d'Antona (1993)

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Alan Curtis,  Venice La Fenice Orchestra - Tommaso Traetta: Buovo d'Antona (1993)

Alan Curtis, Venice La Fenice Orchestra - Tommaso Traetta: Buovo d'Antona (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 660 Mb | Total time: 66:49+78:26 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # 36 941 | Recorded: 1993

Tommaso Traetta (1727 - 1779) wrote approximately forty operas in the serious and comic veins though his adaptations of the lyric tragedies were most significant. Traetta studied with Nicola Porpora and Francesco Durante and was influenced by Rameau, Rousseau, Metastasio, Jommelli and Gluck as well as several librettists concurrent at the time. He served as the director of the Ospedaletto in Venice and later became the master of music at the Russian court in St. Petersburg. Before returning to Venice he also spent some time in London. Among his operas were "Ippolito ed Aricia," "Ifigenia in Tauride," "Antigone," "Sonfonisba," and "Armida." Critically Traetta's operas were often scored for too many principle characters. Most of the operas, if not all, were based on classical literature and scored for larger orchestras than had heretofore been conventional. The operas which Traetta composed were both serious and comic.

Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 3, 6, 7 & 8 (2019)

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Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 3, 6, 7 & 8 (2019)

Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 3, 6, 7 & 8 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 344 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 190 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:21:03
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Building on the success of the first two instalments of their cycle devoted to Beethoven’s sonatas for piano and violin (Alpha 240, Diapason d’Or of the year, and Alpha 407), Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Libeer conclude this complete series by recording the remaining four sonatas. Composed between 1797 and 1801, these sonatas are dedicated to Emperor Alexander I of Russia, except for op.12 no.3, which Beethoven dedicated to his teacher Antonio Salieri.Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Libeer’s feeling for melody and tempo works wonders in these pieces, which they recorded in the ideal surroundings of the Salle de Musique of La Chaux de Fonds (Switzerland) and the Flagey Studio (Brussels, Belgium).

Rudolf Serkin - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Bagatelles, Fantasy (2003)

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Rudolf Serkin - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Bagatelles, Fantasy (2003)

Rudolf Serkin - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Bagatelles, Fantasy (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:31| 373 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 512866

Rudolf Serkin's classic 1957 recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations sounds more vibrant and powerfully projected than ever in this remastered edition. Not only do the fine mono sonics improve upon the CBS Portrait reissue, but now each variation has its own track, whereas the earlier CD incarnation provided only one access point for the entire work. Serkin's angular pianism is alive to every startling subito dynamic, every harmonic surprise, every rhythmic quirk, plus every inflection that helps intensify the music's inner rhythmic workings and transitions between variations.

Martin Fröst - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Clarinet Quintet (2003)

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Martin Fröst - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Clarinet Quintet (2003)

Martin Fröst - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Clarinet Quintet (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:04:15 | 298 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1263

In the liner notes to this disc, Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst is described as a "daring performer" who has "stretched the limits of musical expression", likely owing to his frequent collaborations with several contemporary composers including Anders Hillborg and Krzysztof Penderecki. "Daring" does not leap to mind when describing Mozart, and happily Fröst himself does not flaunt his presumed reputation when tackling these popular works.

Eric Lu, Edward Gardner, Hallé Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4; Chopin: Sonata No.2; Ballade No.4 (2018)

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Eric Lu, Edward Gardner, Hallé Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4; Chopin: Sonata No.2; Ballade No.4 (2018)

Eric Lu, Edward Gardner, Hallé Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4; Chopin: Sonata No.2; Ballade No.4 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 258 Mb | Total time: 62:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 9029555215 | Recorded: 2018

Warner Classics and Askonas Holt are proud to announce the signing of 20-year old American pianist, Eric Lu, winner and Dame Fanny Waterman Gold Medallist at the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition 2018. As part of this year’s coveted prize the winner receives worldwide management with Askonas Holt – one of the world's leading arts management agencies, and an international album release on Warner Classics – one of the foremost global classical music recording companies. This is the first time a record label and a management agency partner with ‘The Leeds’ to create a ground-breaking portfolio prize designed with long-term career development in mind. The recording deal is a corner-stone of its new prize package, designed to redefine what a music competition can offer young performers. Both, Warner Classics and Askonas Holt, aim to ensure that the winner has the opportunities, support and advice to develop a significant long-term international career.

Cristofori, Arthur Schoonderwoerd - Beethoven: Concerti 4 & 5 pour le pianoforte avec accompagnement d'orchestre (2004)

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Cristofori, Arthur Schoonderwoerd - Beethoven: Concerti 4 & 5 pour le pianoforte avec accompagnement d'orchestre (2004)

Cristofori, Arthur Schoonderwoerd - Beethoven: Concerti 4 & 5 pour le pianoforte avec accompagnement d'orchestre (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:50 | 403 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: 79

A fascinating disc, yet one that for a variety of reasons functions in a rather supplemental fashion. These readings aim to bring authenticity (viewed from a variety of angles) to bear on these familiar scores, presumably intending them to be able to be heard in a new light. Not that ?authentic? performances of Beethoven are too thin on the ground?but such chamber-music forces as these certainly reveal detail in a way rarely encountered.

Lorin Maazel, Deutsche Oper Berlin - Cimarosa: Die Heimliche Ehe / Il Matrimonio Segreto (2012/1967)

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Lorin Maazel, Deutsche Oper Berlin - Cimarosa: Die Heimliche Ehe / Il Matrimonio Segreto (2012/1967)

Lorin Maazel, Deutsche Oper Berlin - Cimarosa: Die Heimliche Ehe / Il Matrimonio Segreto (2012/1967)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.01 Gb (DVD9) | 123 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Italiano

Domenico Cimarosas erfolgreiches Werk „Die heimliche Ehe“ gehört eigentlich zu seinen bekanntesten Opern und doch ist sie, wie viele seiner anderen Kompositionen, so unbekannt. Am Abend der Uraufführung in Wien am 7. Februar 1792 musste sie auf Befehl des Kaisers Leopold II. sogar komplett wiederholt werden. Lorin Maazel führte in seiner ersten Spielzeit als Generalmusikdirektor der Deutschen Oper Berlin die selten gespielte Oper am 23. November 1965 in der Inszenierung von Rudolf Sellner auf. In der 100-jährigen Geschichte des Deutschen Opernhauses Berlin war es die erste und einzige Produktion von Cimarosas Oper.

Concertgebouw CO, Marco Boni - Schubert & Beethoven: String Quartets arrangements for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler (1998)

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Concertgebouw CO, Marco Boni - Schubert & Beethoven: String Quartets arrangements for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler (1998)

Franz Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden"
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" (1998) Reissue 2012
based on the arrangements for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Marco Boni, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Arts Music | # 47514-2 | Time: 01:03:13

Transcriptions of chamber works to orchestral works have been interesting asides for composers for a long time - whether the transcription are alterations of a composer's own songs or chamber works to full orchestral size or those of other composers for which the transcriber had a particular affinity. Stokowski's transcriptions of Bach's works are probably the most familiar to audiences. The two transcriptions on this recording are the creations Gustav Mahler and his election to transcribe the quartets of Beethoven and Schubert is not surprising: Mahler 'transcribed' many of his own songs into movements or portions of movements for his own symphonies. Listening to Mahler's transcriptions of these two well known quartets - Franz Schubert's String Quartet in D Minor 'Death and the Maiden' and Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in F Minor 'Serioso' - provides insight into both the orginal compositions and the orchestration concepts of Gustav Mahler. The themes of these two works would naturally appeal to Mahler's somber nature. Mahler naturally extends the tonal sound of each of these transcriptions by using the full string orchestra and in both works it is readily apparent that his compositional techniques within string sections are ever present.

Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60CDs] (2013)

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Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60CDs] (2013)

Vivarte Collection Vol. 1 [60 CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 16,7 Gb | Total time: 62:33:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88765448882 | Recorded: 1986-1999

VIVARTE is the legendary Sony Classical period music label known for producing outstanding recordings on period instruments. The recordings by legendary producer Wolf Erichson are made with the best recording technologies available and by one of the best production teams in the world (Tritonus Music Production, Stuttgart). The collection contains a perfect overview of VIVARTE's legendary catalogue ranging from Vivaldi to Brahms including recordings with specialists in historically informed performance practice such as Anner Bylsma, Gustav Leonhardt, Tafelmusik, Huelgas Ensemble, L'Archibudelli among others. Many of the recordings received critical acclaim all over the world and won prestigious awards. This box set includes CDs presented in paper sleeves with the original artwork, a 250 page booklet with track listings and the original liner notes for each recording.

Paul Angerer, Concilium Musicum Wien - Konzert in der Akademie der Wissenschaften (1999)

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Paul Angerer, Concilium Musicum Wien - Konzert in der Akademie der Wissenschaften (1999)

Paul Angerer, Concilium Musicum Wien - Konzert in der Akademie der Wissenschaften (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 323 Mb | Total time: 65:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Cavalli Records | # CCD 406 | Recorded: 1998

The Concilium musicum Vienna, which plays on authentic period instruments, was founded by Paul and Christoph Angerer in 1982 and has since elaborated an extensive musical spectrum from the music of the Baroque period to the dance music of the 19th century.

Fazil Say - Haydn: Piano Sonatas (2007)

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Fazil Say - Haydn: Piano Sonatas (2007)

Fazil Say - Haydn: Piano Sonatas (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:24 | 224 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | Catalog: V 5070

This is a disc of music by Turkish-born pianist Fazil Say – one can't really say by Haydn. It's hard to blame Say for his well-known antics, which most famously include humming along with something other than the melody. Modern marketing is all about filling niches, and the one once occupied by Glenn Gould is wide open. As with Gould, Say doubtless brings something important to music where he achieves a meeting of minds with the composer. But it doesn't happen with Haydn. The delicate balance of these earlier Haydn sonatas is shattered by Say's capricious shifts in tempo and accent and his far overwrought treatments of Haydn's deadpan, often neo-Baroque slow movements.