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Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)

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Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)

Cappella Amsterdam, Orchestra of the 18th Century & Daniel Reuss - Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Live) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 01:10:24 | 322 Mb
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Glossa Music

Johannes Brahms’ consolatory Ein deutsches Requiem receives a fresh and considered interpretation from Daniel Reuss and the Orchestra Of The Eighteenth Century. This renowned orchestra took the decision - following the death, some years back, of Frans Brüggen - to retain its founder’s dynamic process of alternating concert tours with recordings. Dispensing with the need for having a principal conductor, the orchestra now works with a range of musicians according to the repertoire being performed.

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Re-Up]

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Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Re-Up]

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013)
Vivaldi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Frédéric Chopin, P.I. Tchaikovsky
Jules Massenet, Max Bruch, Vittorio Monti, Nigel Hess, John Williams, Carlos Gardel

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5338 DH | Time: 01:16:06

Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping recordings for 10 years. This album celebrates the best of those recordings, and her other successes – from winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004, to her 2012 best-selling album ‘The Silver Violin’, the highest charting classical instrumental album in the UK of the last two decades. A collection of great violin music – from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending to the Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos and Arvo Part’s Spiegel Im Spiegel. Featuring brand new recordings – Brahms’ invigorating Hungarian Dance no. 5, Monti’s ever-popular Czardas, and Chopin’s emotional Nocturne in C# minor. The album includes Nicola performing with leading orchestras and conductors, as well as some of her favorite chamber players. This album showcases the incredible range of Nicola’s playing and demonstrates her wide appeal. In January 2013 Nicola was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music and charity.

Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen - Los Bandidos: The criminal trombone 2½ (2000)

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Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen - Los Bandidos: The criminal trombone 2½ (2000)

Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen - Los Bandidos: The criminal trombone 2½ (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:05 | 279 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-988

Subtitled "The criminal trombone No 2 ½" this is another release by two Swedish musicians, Christian Lindberg and Roland Pöntien. Previously issues by the pair have included "The Criminal Trombone" featuring 'stolen works' with Lindberg as 'defendant' and Pöntinen as 'accomplice'. This CD continues in a similar vein with comic illustrations and a spoof introduction.

Zubin Mehta, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Wagner: Tannhäuser (2000/1994)

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Zubin Mehta, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Wagner: Tannhäuser (2000/1994)

Zubin Mehta, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Waltraud Meier, René Kollo - Wagner: Tannhäuser (2000/1994)
PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.80 Gb (DVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, Francais, Nederlands

The double title of the opera ''Tannhäuser oder der Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg'', which had its grand premiere on 19 October 1845 under Wagner''s direction in the Hoftheater in Dresden, is already an indication of how Wagner''s work unites two circles of material whose tradition stems from separate sources. The figure of the minnesinger is an historical fact and his episodes are documented with the ''Tannhäuserlied'' as far back as 1520. In a musical sense, the contrast between diatonicism and chromaticism is symbolic of two different worlds.

Busch Trio & Miguel da Silva - Dvořák: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

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Busch Trio & Miguel da Silva - Dvořák: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Busch Trio & Miguel da Silva - Dvořák: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 308 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:03
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Mathieu van Bellen and Ori Epstein are joined by one of their former teachers at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, the violist Miguel da Silva, a founder member of the famous Quatuor Ysaÿe.

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln - Brahms: Symphony No. 2; Haydn-Variations (2017)

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Jukka-Pekka Saraste, WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln - Brahms: Symphony No. 2; Haydn-Variations (2017)

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln - Brahms: Symphony No. 2; Haydn-Variations (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 245 Mb | Total time: 60:42 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Profil | # PH17057 | Recorded: 1992

Jukka-Pekka Saraste became principal conductor of the WDR Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2010/11 season. This release features Brahmss Second Symphony, which is often called his 'Pastoral'. It was written during a happy holiday in Pörtschach in 1877. Brahms wrote to his friend in Vienna, the critic Eduard Hanslick: 'The Wörthersee is virgin ground. Melodies fly around there, so that you have to take care not to step on them'. The work was premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Hans Richter in December 1877, where it was a great success.

Accentus & Laurence Equilbey - Gounod: Saint François d'Assise - Liszt: Légende de Sainte Cécile (2018)

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Accentus & Laurence Equilbey - Gounod: Saint François d'Assise - Liszt: Légende de Sainte Cécile (2018)

Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Accentus, Laurence Equilbey, Karine Deshayes, Florian Sempey & Stanislas de Barbeyrac - Gounod: Saint François d'Assise - Liszt: Légende de Sainte Cécile (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 166 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 91 Mb | 00:39:17
Classical, Vocal | Label: Naïve Records

A co-production with the Bru Zane Foundation, Naïve is delighted to release the world première recording of Saint Francis of Assisi by Gounod, whose bicentenary we celebrate in 2018. Under the direction of Laurence Equilbey, a world-class cast finally gives the work – complemented on disc by Liszt's Legend of Saint Cecilia – the exposure the musical world has been waiting for.

Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Dmitri Liss - Wagner: Vorspiel und Liebestod, Tchaikovsky: Symphony in F Minor No. 4, Op. 36 (2018)

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Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Dmitri Liss - Wagner: Vorspiel und Liebestod, Tchaikovsky: Symphony in F Minor No. 4, Op. 36 (2018)

Philharmonie Zuidnederland & Dmitri Liss - Wagner: Vorspiel und Liebestod Tchaikovsky: Symphony in F Minor No. 4, Op. 36 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 278 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 144 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:25
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera

Richard Wagner and Pyotr Ill'yich Tchaikovsky: these two composers seem to represent two musical extremes on the one CD, with their only connection being the orchestra and the conductor who here perform their works. Wagner had proclaimed himself as the saviour of German Romantic music, the master who would raise opera and its performance to a higher level; Tchaikovsky was a tormented Russian Romantic composer who was considered to be too focused on Italian music to be truly Russian and yet whose music was regarded as being too Russian to ever sound truly European…

Takako Nishizaki, HKPO, Kenneth Schermerhorn - Cesar Cui: Suite Concertante; Suite Miniature; In Modo Populari (1985)

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Takako Nishizaki, HKPO, Kenneth Schermerhorn - Cesar Cui: Suite Concertante; Suite Miniature; In Modo Populari (1985)

César Cui: Suite Concertante, Op. 25; Suite Miniature, Op. 20; In Modo Populari (1985)
Takako Nishizaki, violin; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Marco Polo | # 8.220308 | Time: 00:53:50

Cui, a member of the original Russian 'Five', was a dedicated encourager of the other members of the group (and indeed of all living Russian composers) to aim at less imitation of the West; and instead to write, without inhibition, more obviously independent Russian-style music. Nevertheless, he seemed to exempt himself from the encouragement, tending to write his own music in a pretty well accepted western European mould.

Kristian Benedikt - Tenore di forza: Kristian Benedikt Sings Favorite Tenor Arias (2019)

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Kristian Benedikt - Tenore di forza: Kristian Benedikt Sings Favorite Tenor Arias (2019)

Kristian Benedikt, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra & Modestas Pitrėnas - Tenore di forza: Kristian Benedikt Sings Favorite Tenor Arias (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 303 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:07
Classical, Opera | Label: Delos Music

Tenor Kristian Benedikt began his career as a lyric tenor in his native Lithuania, but has since blossomed into one of the opera world’s finest dramatic tenors in challenging roles like Otello. His immensely powerful and dark-hued voice enables him to shine in several of Wagner’s “Heldentenor” roles as well; yet he remains a highly versatile singer who also continues to excel in lyric and spinto roles.In this, Kristian’s debut recording, he proves his wide-ranging artistry in a highly varied program of mostly well-known arias by composers including Verdi, Puccini, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Tchaikovsky and Wagner (among others). He also treats us to a rarely-heard novelty: an aria from his countryman Vytautas Klova’s Pilėnai—an opera that is practically unknown beyond Lithuania.Kristian is beautifully supported by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the Lithuanian National Opera Chorus under the deft baton of conductor Modestas Pitrenas.

Jan Kraybill - The Orchestral Organ (2019)

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Jan Kraybill - The Orchestral Organ (2019)

Jan Kraybill - The Orchestral Organ (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 268 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:40
Classical | Label: Reference Recordings

Sonic Splendor! Amazing organ performances give new dimensions to beloved orchestral favourites. In the 19th and early 20th century, organists of exceptional artistic skill developed organ transcriptions of orchestral music into a true art form. Each of the works on this disc is spectacular in its original form. To create The Orchestral Organ, we have chosen works of many different composers, adapted into organ transcriptions of the highest artistic order. These transcriptions are not intended for comparison with, or replacement of, the original orchestral versions. In presenting them we are offering fascinating new dimensions for these compositions, whether familiar or new to the listener. Within the pieces are a variety of tone colors and compositional details that exhibit the remarkable abilities of organist Jan Kraybill, and showcase the spectacular Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ at the Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall in Kansas City.

Anna Shelest - Donna Voce (2019)

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Anna Shelest - Donna Voce (2019)

Anna Shelest - Donna Voce (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:23
Classical | Label: Sorel Classics

This new release features works for solo piano by female composers from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, performed by Anna Shelest. Hailed by The New York Times as a pianist of a fiery sensibility and warm touch, Anna Shelest is an international award-winning pianist who has thrilled audiences throughout the world. An effective collaborator (The New York Times), Anna made her orchestral debut at the age of twelve with the Kharkiv Symphony Orchestra, playing Rachmaninoffs Piano Concerto No. 1. Since then she has been a soloist with some of the worlds finest orchestras, including the Montreal Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and Estonian National Symphony, among others. Born in Ukraine, she received her early music education at Kharkiv Special Music School. Since graduating from The Juilliard School with a Masters Degree in the class of Jerome Lowenthal, Anna has made her home in New York City with her husband and two sons.

David Parry, Philharmonia Orchestra - Pacini: Maria regina d’Inghilterra [1998]

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David Parry, Philharmonia Orchestra - Pacini: Maria regina d’Inghilterra [1998]

David Parry, Philharmonia Orchestra - Pacini: Maria regina d’Inghilterra [1998]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 41.48+58.24+71.37 | Covers | 649 Mb
Classical | Opera Rara | # ORC15 | Rec: 1997

Based on Victor Hugo’s passionate play about Mary Tudor, Maria regina d’Inghilterra was one of Pacini’s most successful operas. Written in 1843, the vocal portrait of the central character is among the composer’s best creations. Joy, tears, outrage and forgiveness are all contained in the vivid vocal characterisation that was Pacini’s hallmark.

Gerd Albrecht, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Schicksalslied; Nanie; Triumphlied; Ave Maria (2004)

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Gerd Albrecht, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Schicksalslied; Nanie; Triumphlied; Ave Maria (2004)

Gerd Albrecht, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Brahms: Schicksalslied; Nänie; Triumphlied; Ave Maria (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 233 Mb | Total time: 54:28 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10165 | Recorded: 2001, 2003

For Anyone who finds the textual/musical idiom of Ein deutsches Requiem difficult to accommodate, this mixture of sacred and secular pieces could serve as a way into the choral music of a very great composer.
- International Record Review

Jordi Savall, Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017)

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Jordi Savall, Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo - The Routes of Slavery 1444-1888 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 741 Mb | Total time: 60:21+67:14 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: AliaVox | # AVSA9920 | Recorded: 2016

This new multicultural project from Jordi Savall and his musicians on The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888) marks a world first in the history of music and of the three continents involved in the trade in African slaves and their exploitation in the New World, which are brought together through the early music of the colonial period, the musical traditions of Mali and the oral traditions of the descendants of slaves in Madagascar, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. This 'Musical Memoir' is accompanied with historical texts on slavery, beginning with the early chronicles of 1444 and concluding with texts written by the Nobel Peace Prize-winner Martin Luther King shortly before his assassination in 1968.