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Tchaikovsky Moscow RSO, Vladimir Fedoseyev - Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (1995)

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Tchaikovsky Moscow RSO, Vladimir Fedoseyev - Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (1995)

Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (1995)
Tchaikovsky Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Saison Russe | # RUS 288 114 | Time: 01:03:38

A well-educated child of privilege, Glinka became a fervent Russian nationalist. He is considered the father of Russian music, and exerted a significant influence on such great later composers as Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Stravinsky. One of Russia's ranking conductors of the new millennium, Vladimir Fedoseyev has worked extensively in Central Europe during the second phase of his career. As chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra since 1997, he has brought a new intensity to the city's often underrated second orchestra. During his years as chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Fedoseyev gained a reputation for achieving a balance between passion and musical integrity.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Gounod: Faust (2019)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Gounod: Faust (2019)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Gounod: Faust (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 836 Mb | Total time: 55:59+49:57+68:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bru Zane | # BZ1037 | Recorded: 2018

The masterpiece of French opera – Gounod’s ‘Faust‘ – still has surprises in store for us. Originally conceived in the spirit of opéra-comique, the 1859 score alternated between spoken dialogue and music, intermingling witty comedy and Romantic pathos. It is that ‘first Faust’ that the Palazzetto Bru Zane reveals in this recording, and particularly the many numbers that were subsequently deleted or altered.

Per Enoksson, Kathryn Stott - Emil Sjögren: Violin Sonatas (2000)

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Per Enoksson, Kathryn Stott - Emil Sjögren: Violin Sonatas (2000)

Per Enoksson, Kathryn Stott - Emil Sjögren: Violin Sonatas (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:22 | 311 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 995

Swedish composer Emil Sjögren (1853-1918) is perhaps best remembered outside his native land for his songs that were popularized by the great tenor Jussi Björling, who made a point of sharing works by his countrymen in his recitals. However, Sjögren wrote many chamber, piano, and organ compositions that deserve to be reexamined and revived on a more international level. Certainly, a gorgeous, lush, high Romantic work such as the Sonata No. 2 would be a welcome addition to the concert stage, especially when it is given as fine a performance as violinist Per Enoksson and pianist Kathryn Stott offer on this release from BIS.

Andrea Licata, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo 'Bellini' - Bellini: Bianca & Fernando (1992)

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Andrea Licata, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo 'Bellini' - Bellini: Bianca & Fernando (1992)

Andrea Licata, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo 'Bellini' - Bellini: Bianca & Fernando (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 579 Mb | Total time: 58:28+76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nuova Era | # 7076/77 | Recorded: 1991

Nuova Era Internazionale is proud to present the first edition of the original version, the only available on the market. The live performance recorded in the Theatre Bellini in Catania is conducted by Andrea Licata. Bianca e Fernando was one of Bellini's best success when it was first performed in 1826 and further revised in 1828, its popularity never arose in the following years and it remains probably the less performed opera among the ten completed by the Sicilian composer. Bellini was only 25 years old when he completed it for the Theatre San Carlo in Naples where it was performed with the name Bianca e Gernando.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (1991)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (1991)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 65:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 432 140-2 | Recorded: 1990

Musical settings of the Requiem understandably encompass a vast expressive gamut, from Mozart's fear and trembling to the seraphic gentleness of Fauré. But the focus in Brahms's German Requiem–his first large-scale work–is not so much on the departed as on those left behind and the work of memory. In lieu of the traditional Latin liturgy, Brahms uses texts culled from the Lutheran Bible that range from despair at our mortal condition to the solace offered by faith. John Elliott Gardiner and his forces here attempt to replicate the orchestral sound and style of Brahms's own time, using period bowing practices for the strings and mellow Viennese horns, to cite a few examples. The result is a magnificent and deeply moving performance that features excellent integration of the orchestra and chorus.

The Raphael Ensemble - Brahms: String Quintets (2010)

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The Raphael Ensemble - Brahms: String Quintets (2010)

The Raphael Ensemble - Brahms: String Quintets (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 58:07 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDH55369 | Recorded: 1995

Brahms composed his two published String Quintets amid the rural tranquillity of Bad Ischl in Upper Austria and the works can almost be seen as an expression of escape from the 'urban stress' of nineteenth-century Vienna. The Quintets show Brahms standing at the pinnacle of the composition of chamber music, their gentle pastoral character being subtly shaded by a profoundly melancholy introspection.

Lang Lang live in Versailles: Chopin, Tchaikovsky (2015) [Blu-ray]

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Lang Lang live in Versailles: Chopin, Tchaikovsky (2015) [Blu-ray]

Lang Lang live in Versailles: Chopin, Tchaikovsky (2015) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 31000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 91 min | 25,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3163 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 91 min | 6,03 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classics | Sub.: German, English, French

Placing one of the world's most famous piano superstars, Lang Lang, in one of the most spectacular locations, the Palace of Versailles’s Hall of Mirrors, this live recital Blu-Ray/DVD looks as good as it sounds. Performing popular works in the Romantic piano repertoire, the intimate splendour of Chopin and Tchaikovsky's solo piano music are perfectly served by Lang Lang's display interpretative ability and renowned technical command.

Kian Soltani, Aaron Pilsan - Home: Schubert, Schumann, Vali (2018)

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Kian Soltani, Aaron Pilsan - Home: Schubert, Schumann, Vali (2018)

Kian Soltani, Aaron Pilsan - Home: Schubert, Schumann, Vali (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:46 | 315 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4798100

You can tell a great deal about performance quality from one crucial consideration: timing. In the context of Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata as played by Kian Soltani and Aaron Pilsan, it’s in the first movement. Listen to 2'58", an arpeggio piano chord at the close of the exposition, then the pause before the repeated opening – sheer perfection. No one on disc judges it better. The overriding impression is of a watertight musical partnership, one’s attention divided equally between cellist and pianist.

Cherubini-Quartett - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (2004)

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Cherubini-Quartett - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (2004)

Cherubini-Quartett - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (2004)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 85803 2 | Time: 00:56:40

The first two of the three string quartets of Mendelssohn's Op. 44 were recorded by the Cherubini Quartett in 1990. With its transparent textures, elegant phrasing, and refined execution, the ensemble is temperamentally suited to this music, which seems to require those qualities above others. While Mendelssohn acquired many advanced compositional techniques from studying Beethoven's quartets, he never presumed to plumb the master's spiritual depths, and preferred instead to emulate the Classical gentility and poise of Haydn and Mozart. The String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44/1, is predominantly exuberant and optimistic, and the Cherubini Quartett delivers it in a light, effervescent style, and only occasionally touches on the deeper passions that Mendelssohn prized in this work. More serious and fervid in expression, the String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44/2, evokes the tense emotions of eighteenth century Sturm und Drang. The Cherubini Quartett renders the work with a darker coloration and richer tone, but these shadings neither interfere with the clarity of the parts nor weigh down Mendelssohn's fleet lines.

Gruppo Montebello - Mahler: Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen, Vol. 5 - Arrangements for Chamber Ensemble (2019)

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Gruppo Montebello - Mahler: Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen, Vol. 5 - Arrangements for Chamber Ensemble (2019)

Gruppo Montebello & Henk Guittart - Mahler: Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen, Vol. 5 - Arrangements for Chamber Ensemble (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 288 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 Mb | 01:15:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: Etcetera Records

In 1918 Arnold Schoenberg founded the Verein für musikalische Privatauff hrungen (Society for Private Musical Performances) in Vienna. At the age of forty-four, Schoenberg was widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of his time. After his experiences in the ultra-conservative Viennese music life, culminating in the horrors of the infamous Scandal-concert of March 31, 1913, Schoenberg must have felt that the time had come to introduce a different way of presenting new music to an interested audience. With Schoenberg as president and a board of nineteen friends and students, an innovative format was developed: weekly concerts that would be open only to members of the Verein, with critics not allowed and audible approval or disapproval not permitted. The programs would remain secret until the evening of the concert. On this new recording we can hear Schoenberg’s arrangement of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and conductor Henk Guittart’s own arrangement of Das Lied von der Erde. This is Volume 5 of Etcetera’s Verein für musikalische Privatauff hrungen. Ludwig Mittelhammer puts in a stunning performance in Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

Sir Colin Davis - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Overtures (2002)

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Sir Colin Davis - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Overtures (2002)

Sir Colin Davis - Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Overtures (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:32:05 | 708 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 470 543-2

Colin Davis' Berlioz has in general tended to draw some rave reviews from the critics, and while I am not always in agreement with them, I have to admit that this is probably the best version of the sprawling and flawed but ultimately rather rewarding work available. His abilities to draw various color nuances - darker ones, in particular - from the orchestra, especially the wind section, are marvelous. The soloists are in general good, too, and overall this urgent reading should warrant a safe recommendation.

Lara Downes, Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra - For Love of You (2019)

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Lara Downes, Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra - For Love of You (2019)

Lara Downes, Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra - For Love of You (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:36 | 160 Mb
Classical | Label: Flipside Music

FOR LOVE OF YOU is a tribute to Clara Schumann, pianist and composer, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of her birth (9/13/1819).

Lola Bobesco - Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & Others: Violin Concertos (2019)

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Lola Bobesco - Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & Others: Violin Concertos (2019)

Lola Bobesco - Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & Others: Violin Concertos (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 969 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 424 Mb | 03:04:56
Classical | Label: SWR Classic

Lola Bobesco: an admirable and great musician whose name is nowadays not as well-known as that of other important violinists of the 20th century. This might be attributed to the fact that you had to experience her live, on stage, where she was especially convincing. Her compelling and lively playing as well as the way she efficiently dealt with the kinetic energy of music made her audience listen with rapt attention. This is an extensive release which features Lola Bobesco. It contains three albums featuring violin concertos from the Baroque to the 20th century. Some of the recordings featured here are being released for the first time.

Salomon String Quartet - Adalbert Gyrowetz: Three String Quartets (2000)

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Salomon String Quartet - Adalbert Gyrowetz: Three String Quartets (2000)

Salomon String Quartet - Adalbert Gyrowetz: Three String Quartets (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:01 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67109

Since the early 18th century, music has been encouraged in all children in the Czech lands and so it is not surprising to find, by the end of the eighteenth century, Bohemian and Moravian musicians holding leading positions in courts and orchestras all over Europe. When looking at the beginnings of these men, especially the composers who were significant figures in Dresden, Mannheim, Vienna, London and Paris, many of them came from humble families in remote towns and villages. Most of them had to find employment abroad, as there was not sufficient at home.

Claudio Scimone, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo - Rossini: Ermione (1988)

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Claudio Scimone, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo - Rossini: Ermione (1988)

Claudio Scimone, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo - Rossini: Ermione (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 524 Mb | Total time: 65:40+56:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # ECD 75336 | Recorded: 1986

Ermione is one of Rossini's greatest operas. The libretto by Andrea Tottola based on the tragedy by Racine, Andromaque, is one of the richest Rossini ever set, for Tottola in boiling down Racine retained the essence of the play without producing the silliness which so often characterizes bel canto librettos. Possibly, it was the atrength of the libretto that inspired Rossini to write his most profound and innovative opera. He is uncompromising on his demands on the singers. The opera also makes huge demands on the producer since there are major roles for at least three first-class tenors as well as extremely demanding music for a soprano, a contralto or mezzo soprano and a bass. The orchestral and chorus demands are also very high.