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Lamberto Gardelli, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Montserrat Caballé - Rossini: Guillaume Tell (2010)

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Lamberto Gardelli, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Montserrat Caballé - Rossini: Guillaume Tell (2010)

Lamberto Gardelli, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Montserrat Caballé - Rossini: Guillaume Tell (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,01 Gb | Total time: 66:34+73:00+58:00+40:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 6407632 | Recorded: 1973

Guillaume Tell was the composer’s last and longest opera. I do not think I would go on to say that it was also necessarily his best, but it is certainly an amazing work full of life. It is, in many ways, both a summation of his operatic genius and a tantalizing glimpse of what might have been had he continued to write for the stage. Like his other last operas it was written for Paris and in its scale and mixture of public and private events is a clear forerunner of such works as Les Huguenots and Don Carlos. At the same time it can be regarded as essentially classical, but with that style subtly transfigured into one that is just as essentially romantic. It represents a turning point in the history of opera, so that the obvious question arises as to why it is so seldom encountered on the stage, and why many music-lovers know it solely by its undoubtedly magnificent overture.

Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts (2007)

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Bryn Terfel  - Simple Gifts (2007)

Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 356 MB | 01:10:23
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

What is this Bryn Terfel collection, exactly, that contains "Simple Gifts," the beginning of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," "Send in the Clowns," and even "The Rose" (not the one e'er blooming, but the Bette Midler or Conway Twitty vehicle)? It is, per the back cover text, Bryn's "personal collection of sacred, spiritual, and meditative songs." The album still might seem like quite a hodgepodge to a browser reading the tracklist, but it is exactly the elusiveness of the thread connecting these songs that makes this a superior example of the crossover vocal species.

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Karajan conducts Tchaikovsky (8CD) (2001)

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Karajan conducts Tchaikovsky (8CD) (2001)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Karajan conducts Tchaikovsky (8CD) (2001)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 2.54 Gb | 08:47:31
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Karajan was unquestionably a great Tchaikovsky conductor. Yet although he recorded the last three symphonies many times, he did not turn to the first three until the end of the 1970s, and then proved an outstanding advocate. In the Mendelssohnian opening movement of the First, the tempo may be brisk, but the music's full charm is displayed and the melancholy of the Andante is touchingly caught.

Louis Lortie, Residentie Orchestra The Hague, George Pehlivanian - Liszt: Works for Piano and Orchestra (2006)

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Louis Lortie, Residentie Orchestra The Hague, George Pehlivanian - Liszt: Works for Piano and Orchestra (2006)

Louis Lortie, Residentie Orchestra The Hague, George Pehlivanian - Liszt: Works for Piano and Orchestra (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:33:43 | 814 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10371(3)X

These are exuberant performances, overflowing with arch character and impish brio. Lortie doesn't merely phrase responsively; he deftly teases and articulates, so that even routine passage-work lifts into scintillant repartee, wittily met by Pehiavanian and The Hague Residentie Orchestra. For salient instance, this is the first time I've heard the young Liszt's hilariously slapdash, formally sprawling Lelio Fantasy actually.

Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set
J.S. Bach, Schubert, Paganini, Schumann, Kreisler, Bartok, Schedrin, Clérambault, Brahms
Szymanowski, Ysaÿe, Khachaturian, Debussy, de Falla, Glazunov, Liszt, Ravel, Stravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 499 Mb | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01169 | Time: 03:37:24

"Brilliant possession of the instrument, virtuosi technique, a versatile and expressive touch, an animated and emotional style of performance - these are the artistic traits possessed by Semyon Snitkovsky, that allow the brilliant musician to make deep, sincere connection with the audience." These words, spoken by David Oistrakh, come to mind every time one listens to any recording Snitkovsky made throughout his career. The violinist only lived to be 48 years old (1933-1981), but he left behind a large number of records. These records allow his listeners to enjoy the unique artistry that once thrilled audiences and critics in the former USSR and abroad. The CDs that are being released now, present Snitkovsky as a versatile interpreter of the solo, chamber, and solo with orchestra violin repertoire.

Igor Markevich, London Symphony Orchestra & Erich Gruenberg - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade & Capriccio espagnol (1964/2019)

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Igor Markevich, London Symphony Orchestra & Erich Gruenberg - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade & Capriccio espagnol (1964/2019)

Igor Markevich, London Symphony Orchestra & Erich Gruenberg - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade & Capriccio espagnol (1964/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 265 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | 00:57:47
Classical | Label: Eloquence

In 1936, the English composer and writer Constant Lambert described Igor Markevitch as ‘the leading figure of the Franco-Russian school’. As a composer he had been commissioned by Diaghilev and performed by the likes of Alfred Cortot and Roger Désormière, but his posthumous reputation largely rests on his prowess as a conductor, a profession he took up in the 1930s after study with Pierre Monteux.

Gordon Fergus-Thompson - Ravel: Complete Music for Solo Piano (1993/2019)

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Gordon Fergus-Thompson - Ravel: Complete Music for Solo Piano (1993/2019)

Gordon Fergus-Thompson - Ravel: Complete Music for Solo Piano (1993/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 419 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 320 Mb | 02:19:41
Classical | Label: Eloquence

Recorded for the ASV label in 1990, this collection of Ravel’s piano music has never previously been released complete. Now reissued for the first time in more than a decade, this set presents not the kind of coolly objective view of the fastidious composer-craftsman that modern recordings have accustomed us to, but more of a poet in sound and in touch with his Basque origins.

Enrique Mazzola, London Pholharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2017) [BDRip]

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Enrique Mazzola, London Pholharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2017) [BDRip]

Enrique Mazzola, London Pholharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2017) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 164 min | 7,94 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

The ‘sheer visual sophistication’ of Annabel Arden’s Barbiere serves ‘a triumphant celebration of Rossini’s musical genius’, featuring de Niese’s ‘powerfully sung’ Rosina, Bürger’s ‘gale-force’ Figaro and Stayton’s ‘pure and mellifluous’ Almaviva – a leading trio ‘musically and dramatically beyond compare’ (The Independent ★★★★★). Contributing to the ‘ensemble precision’, the rest of the cast includes a ‘scene-stealing’ Berta in Kelly, a ‘suavely unctuous’ Basilio from Stamboglis and Corbelli’s Bartolo, ‘an object lesson in comic understatement’ (The Guardian). With Enrique Mazzola at the helm of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, ‘the score bubbles along on a Puckish current of merry mischief’ (The Telegraph).

Julian Riem - Debussy & Szymanowski: Études (2019)

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Julian Riem - Debussy & Szymanowski: Études (2019)

Julian Riem - Debussy & Szymanowski: Études (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:56:40 | 133 Mb
Classical | Label: TYXArt

Julian Riem is a pianist noted for his elegance, spirited playing, and striking virtuosity. Numerous chamber music recordings attest to his versatility. Now the Echo award-winner is presenting his first solo CD, which features genuine rarities: the etudes of Claude Debussy and Karol Szymanowski represent the pianistic high points in the careers of two geniuses, who experiment here with the technical possibilities of the instrument and interpreter alike. Both composers wrote these cycles during the First World War, finding a highly personal form of expression in the process. Here the legacy of Chopin merges with the dawn of modernism. With his depth, evocative playing, and brilliant tonal nuances, Riem leads us on a true journey of discovery.

London Bridge Trio - The Leipzig Circle, Vol. 1 (Live) (2019)

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London Bridge Trio - The Leipzig Circle, Vol. 1 (Live) (2019)

London Bridge Trio - The Leipzig Circle, Vol. 1 (Live) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:07
Classical | Label: SOMM Recordings

This outstanding release is first to couple music by the sister and wife of two great Romantics – incredibly gifted women who were also fine composers, whose music has remained little-known for almost 175 years.

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Fomina & Vladimir Jurowsk - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (2019)

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London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Fomina & Vladimir Jurowsk - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (2019)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Fomina & Vladimir Jurowsk - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 245 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:04
Classical | Label: LPO

No worldly commotion is heard in Heaven! All live in gentlest peace'. Such is the child-like innocence which permeates Mahler's Fourth Symphony, and yet beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye: an undercurrent of mysticism; a momentary glimpse behind the curtain at something timeless and unsettling. Star Russian soprano Sofia Fomina joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski in this performance of Mahler's beguiling Symphony, recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.

Svyatoslav Richter, Evgeny Mravinsky - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 & Symphony No.3 (2013)

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Svyatoslav Richter, Evgeny Mravinsky - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 & Symphony No.3 (2013)

Svyatoslav Richter, Evgeny Mravinsky - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 & Symphony No.3 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:29 | 425 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | Catalog: DSD 350103

An unusual pairing of two of Brahms’ most popular scores by uncontested Russian masters and the resurrection of Svjatoslav Richter’s only too rare encounters with that most Russian conductor of the 20th century, Yevgeny Mravinsky. An indispensable reference left by two legendary artists.

Ivan Moravec, Jiří Bělohlávek - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)

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Ivan Moravec, Jiří Bělohlávek - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)

Ivan Moravec, Jiří Bělohlávek - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:38:33 | 432 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 3865-2

This is a very convenient coupling of the two concertos played by Moravec and recorded in 1988 and 1989. The recordings need to be played at a slightly higher playback setting, 2 decibels or so, for them to have full impact. If this is not done the orchestral sound in particular can seem rather spongy, especially noticeable at the very start of the first concerto ans in particular as regards the lower strings and timpani. So long as the volume level is raised as suggested, the recording is OK.

Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Youth Symphony, Symphony No. 1 (2008)

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Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Youth Symphony, Symphony No. 1 (2008)

Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Youth Symphony, Symphony No. 1 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 74:39 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10475 | Recorded: 2008

Gianadnrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic have the work’s measure and their performance has a full-blooded intensity and fire. Tempos are well judged and orchestral textures well blended. Noseda balances a strong sense of the piece’s architecture with its expressive eloquence and rich nostalgia it is a reading that can rank alongside the classic Ormandy and Pletnev accounts, both of whom bring a special authority to the Symphony.

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Back to the Future (2000)

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Anne-Sophie Mutter - Back to the Future (2000)

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Back to the Future (2000)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.2 Gb | 04:25:16
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The 11 20th-century violin works included on Anne-Sophie Mutter's meaty four-CD compilation were recorded between February 1988 and January 1997. Mutter is a dazzling performer. Her performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto throbs with new-dawn optimism. Her intense dialogue with pianist Lambert Orkis is spiked with wit in Bartók's Violin Sonata No.2 , the only chamber piece in the set.