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Sergey Stadler, Chorus and Orchestra of the Helikon Opera - Gretry: Pierre le Grand (2002)

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Sergey Stadler, Chorus and Orchestra of the Helikon Opera - Gretry: Pierre le Grand (2002)

Sergey Stadler, Chorus and Orchestra of the Helikon Opera - André Modeste Grétry: Pierre le Grand (2002)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Français/Русский | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 7.03 Gb (DVD9) | 94 min
Classical | Arthaus | Sub.: Deutsch, English, Francais, Russian

Peter the Great was staged to celebrate the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg. In order to understand the needs and sorrows of his people the young and dashing Tsar Peter decides to live and work incognito among the working classes. He falls in love with Catherine, a commoner's daughter and, still preserving his real identity, wants to marry her. Gretry's opera, premiered in Paris 1790, is one of the first operas about Russian emporor Peter I. Despite the fact that there are real historical characters in the comic opera, it remains a fairytale. There are no negative characters here; no one performs improper deeds; Virtue, Friendship and Sincerity are glorified.

Stephen Hough, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Beethoven: The Piano Concertos (2020)

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Stephen Hough, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu - Beethoven: The Piano Concertos (2020)

Stephen Hough, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Beethoven: The Piano Concertos (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 634 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 396 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:52:32
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

Hearing Stephen Hough over the course of one of music’s most exhilarating odysseys is not an opportunity to be missed, especially when that odyssey encompasses the five piano concertos of Beethoven. Recorded following a cycle of live performances in Helsinki, this magnificent set is sure to be recognized as one of Hough’s most important recordings.

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Kokkola Quartet - The Anders Chydenius Collection (2020)

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Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Kokkola Quartet - The Anders Chydenius Collection (2020)

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Kokkola Quartet - The Anders Chydenius Collection: Pugnani, Graf, Cambini, Sacchini, Schulz (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 400 Mb | Total time: 77:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records ‎| ABCD 449 | Recorded: 2018

ANDERS CHYDENIUS was collecting music at a time when public concerts and interest in classical music were just taking their first steps in Finland. His collection occupies an important position in Finnish musical history. Similar, much bigger private collections had long before been made in Central Europe and Sweden, but the musical vision in the spirit of the Enlightenment of the vicar of a small, remote parish was quite exceptional. This new release is an homage to his work and features the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra performing compositions that held a place in Chydenius’s collection- works by Gaetano Pugnani, Christian Ernst Graf, Giuseppe Maria Giacchino Cambini, Antonio Sacchini, and Lebrecht Julius Schulz.

Paolo Olmi, Orchestra of the Opera National de Lyon - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2003/1994)

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Paolo Olmi, Orchestra of the Opera National de Lyon - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2003/1994)

Paolo Olmi, Orchestra of the Opera National de Lyon, Giovanni Furlanetto, Elzbieta Szmytka, Ludovic Tézier - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2003/1994)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.48 Gb (DVD9) | 190 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

The Marriage of Figaro, as this elegant 1994 production brilliantly reminds us, was a French bedroom comedy before it became a Mozart opera. It is a classic of French literature, and it is still enjoyable as a spoken play after more than two centuries of existence. Its literary quality gives this production a special flavor. The music–some of Mozart's finest–is beautifully presented by a carefully chosen international cast (including Giovanni Furlanetto, Elzbieta Szymtka, Janice Watson, and Ludovic Tezier), but what sets this production apart is its theatrical flavor, cultivated by a director who is an expert on classic French theater. The standards of spoken theater are upheld in timing, body language, the inflection of punch lines. These qualities are more important here than in most operas; style is both crucial and elusive. Fortunately, the Opera de Lyon, one of most imaginative companies in Europe, shows an impressive sense of style. (Joe McLellan)

VA - Haydn: Essentials (2018)

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VA - Haydn: Essentials (2018)

VA - Haydn: Essentials (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 02:28:55 | 640 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

(Franz) Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio. His contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate. Until the later part of his life, this isolated him from other composers and trends in music so that he was, as he put it, "forced to become original".[n 3] Yet his music circulated widely, and for much of his career he was the most celebrated composer in Europe. He was a friend and mentor of Mozart, a teacher of Beethoven, and the older brother of composer Michael Haydn.

José Miguel Moreno - The Spanish Guitar [12CDs] (2019)

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José Miguel Moreno - The Spanish Guitar [12CDs] (2019)

José Miguel Moreno - The Spanish Guitar [12CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,94 Gb | Total time: 13:10:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 920114 | Recorded: 1991-2004

With a capaciously-filled boxset of a dozen CDs made up of attractive individual programmes and entitled The Spanish Guitar, Glossa reintroduces the superb playing of José Miguel Moreno. And with recordings from 1991-2004 which still sound fresh and vivid today. A new essay and all the sung texts are included in the physical booklet that completes this limited-edition set.

Patrick Cohen - Mozart Piano Sonatas K. 283 284 & 309 (1999/2020)

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Patrick Cohen - Mozart Piano Sonatas K. 283 284 & 309 (1999/2020)

Patrick Cohen - Mozart Piano Sonatas K. 283 284 & 309 (1999/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 259 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | 01:09:40
Classical | Label: Glossa

Mozart’s six earliest keyboard sonatas were written down by him in early 1775. After a first volume (also on Glossa) containing the first four of them, this album contains nos. 5 and 6 (KV 283 and KV 284), plus his next sonata (no. 7, KV 309) composed probably in 1777. Again recorded on an original Walter fortepiano built in Mozart’s lifetime, the kind of instrument he was very familiar with, this performance by Patrick Cohen brings together all his expertise with period pianos and the aesthetic context of the music.

VA - Celebrate Beethoven: Vocal (2020)

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VA - Celebrate Beethoven: Vocal (2020)

VA - Celebrate Beethoven: Vocal (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 318 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 194 Mb | 01:24:45
Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos Records

BEETHOVEN 250: One of twelve monthly Digital Exclusive releases that focus on and celebrate a particular aspect of Beethoven’s work. This release highlights Beethoven’s contribution to the vocal genre with folksong arrangements and original songs.

Carlo Maria Giulini & Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart: Les Noces de Figaro (2020)

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Carlo Maria Giulini & Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart: Les Noces de Figaro (2020)

Carlo Maria Giulini & Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart: Les Noces de Figaro (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 797 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 358 Mb | Covers included | 02:30:32
Classical, Opera | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Tout le monde connaît Les Noces de Figaro selon Giulini ? Le studio de 1959 chez Emi peut-être, mais sûrement pas ce rare concert du 6 février 1961, joyau de poésie et de vivacité où se surpasse une distribution de rêve.

Pierangelo Pelucchi, Fondazione Orchestra Stabile Gaetano Donizetti - Gazzaniga: Don Giovanni (2006)

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Pierangelo Pelucchi, Fondazione Orchestra Stabile Gaetano Donizetti - Gazzaniga: Don Giovanni (2006)

Pierangelo Pelucchi, Fondazione Orchestra Stabile Gaetano Donizetti - Gazzaniga: Don Giovanni (2006)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.76 Gb (DVD9) | 130 min
Classical | Bongiovanni | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, English, Francais

The booklet flags the “impressive similarity” between Giuseppe Gazzaniga’s Don Giovanni, premiered in February 1787, and Mozart’s masterpiece first heard in Prague later the same year. True, there are occasional superficial musical resemblances; and while Da Ponte despised the librettist Giovanni Bertati as a “dramatic cobbler”, he was happy to appropriate many of his ideas for his own Don Giovanni libretto. What strikes you time and again, though, is the fathomless gulf between Gazzaniga’s casually structured one-act romp, designed as a play-within-a-play for the Venice Carnival, and Mozart’s tragi-comic masterpiece.

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Works for Voice and Orchestra (2019)

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Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Works for Voice and Orchestra (2019)

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Works for Voice and Orchestra (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 270 Mb | Total time: 72:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos ‎| # 8.573882 | Recorded: 2017

Beethoven's permanent move to Vienna in 1782 allowed him direct contact with the operatic and Italianate culture of the city. He took lessons in Italian word setting from Salieri and almost immediately began the composition of a series of arias in that language, including Primo amore, piacer del ciel and later the dramatic recitative and aria Ah! perfido. Beethoven also set strophic songs in German that form part of the popular Singspiel tradition which are genial and rare examples of his art. Leif Segerstam has said that he has a special place for Beethoven between his ears, having grown up with the composers music and conducting it frequently during his years in Vienna during the 1970s and 80s.

Benjamin Frith - John Field: Piano Music, Volume 1 (Nocturnes and Sonatas) (1999) [Re-Up]

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Benjamin Frith - John Field: Piano Music, Volume 1 (Nocturnes and Sonatas) (1999) [Re-Up]

Benjamin Frith - John Field: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Nocturnes and Sonatas) (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 160 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550761 | Time: 01:01:39

Fifteen years before Chopin wrote his first “nocturne”, Irish pianist/composer John Field composed his Nocturne No. 1 in E-flat major, followed by at least 15 more pieces in the same style. In these short works for solo piano, Field–who was one of the most celebrated pianists in the world during the first quarter of the 19th century–put form to the idea of a contemplative, lyrical composition, specifically tailored to the piano’s expressive capabilities. These “night” pieces are primarily characterized by a dominant, gracefully flowing melody, with most of the harmonic activity in the pianist’s left hand. Although other pianists have recorded at least some of Field’s Nocturnes–most notably John O’Conor (Telarc) and Miceál O’Rourke (Chandos)–Benjamin Frith’s own uniquely inflected, poetic readings have a satisfying aura of intimacy cast in the warm colors of his well-tempered, expertly recorded piano. Although O’Conor’s playing is more lyrical, with more fluid legatos, Frith generally takes more time–and these invariably lovely pieces blossom just as fully and brilliantly.

VA - Beethoven: The Essentials (2016)

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VA - Beethoven: The Essentials (2016)

VA - Beethoven: The Essentials (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 03:08:45 | 852 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Beethoven is undoubtedly one of the most influential and important composers of all time. This album features the landmark symphonies, concertos, chamber music and solo piano music from this giant of music, all performed by the greatest interpreters – Claudio Abbado, Martha Argerich, Wilhelm Kempff, Carlos Kleiber, Rafael Kubelik and many others.

Melos Quartett - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 6 Haydn-Quartette (1990)

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Melos Quartett - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 6 Haydn-Quartette (1990)

Melos Quartett - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 6 Haydn-Quartette (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 736 Mb | Total time: 56:10+51:48+62:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 415 870-2 | Recorded: 1977, 1978

It may seem an unlikely thing to say about a German chamber ensemble, yet the Melos Quartet of Stuttgart are more suave, more feline, than the Quartetto Italiano in the opening movement of Mozart's E flat Quartet. The former have, too, the advantage of a modern recording with a more exact stereo placing of each instrument, whereas the Philips disc is close on ten years old.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir - Mozart: Requiem (2014/1999) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 62 min | 14,3 Gb
Audio: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 62 min | 5,04 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Latin

On July 16, 1999, the 10th anniversary of the death of Herbert von Karajan, the Berlin Philharmonic paid tribute to their late maestro, playing within the confines of the imposing Salzburg Cathedral in von Karajans hometown of Salzburg. Among other works, the orchestra performed Mozart's Requiem in D minor, KV 626, featuring soprano Karita Mattila, contralto Sara Mingardo, tenor Michael Schade and bass baritone Bryn Terfel as soloists. Soprano Rachel Harnisch appeared as soloist on the two complementing arias Betrachte dies mein Herz und frage mich and Laudate Dominum.