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Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Russian Fantasy: Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Glinka, Borodin, Scriabin (2011) [Re-Up]

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Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Russian Fantasy: Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Glinka, Borodin, Scriabin (2011) [Re-Up]

Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy - Russian Fantasy (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 2940 DH | Time: 00:59:41

Following their album of French music for two pianos, father and son Vladimir and Vovka Ashkenazy revel in their musical heritage with this dazzling programme by the great composers of Russia, with Rachmaninov's two-piano Suite No.1 at its heart. Three of the works have been arranged by Vovka Ashkenazy himself, including Mussorgsky's Night On The Bald Mountain and the album's virtuosic finale - Borodin's Polovtsian Dances from his opera Prince Igor. His two-piano arrangement of Glinka's lilting Valse-fantaisie is itself based on Sergei Lyapunov's arrangement for four hands. The two works originally written for two pianos are Rachmaninov's poetic Suite no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie Tableaux" (which the young composer dedicated to another giant of Russian music - Piotr Tchaikovsky) and the Fantasy in A minor by Rachmaninov's contemporary at the Moscow Conservatoire, Scriabin.

Kyung Wha Chung, Phillip Moll - Con Amore (2010)

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Kyung Wha Chung, Phillip Moll - Con Amore (2010)

Kyung Wha Chung, Phillip Moll - Con Amore (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 305 MB | 59:59
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

A quick glance at the heading tells the knowledgeable reader that most of what we have here are well-known lollipops. They exist in literally hundreds of recordings. Everybody will have his/her favourite pieces played by one or several of the violin greats through the last eight decades. The reissue of this twenty-year-old recital at budget price poses the question: is it worth adding yet another collection? The answer should be an unequivocal “Yes!”, since Chung is one of the stars of fairly recent times. Even before putting the disc in the CD player one knows that these will be technically impeccable readings, played with great musicality, refinement and commitment – elegant but never bland.

Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Jet Set! (2019)

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Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Jet Set! (2019)

Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Jet Set! (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 337 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:07
Classical | Label: PentaTone

Featuring works by Abel, Reichardt, Zelter, Storace, Mozart and Paisiello, this album follows the musical “jet set” of the 18th century as they “do” the splendid cosmopolitan cultural epicentres of the time, including London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and St Petersburg. Exploring the intertwining stories of these leading lights as they criss-cross the European Continent, the album watches the sparks fly as they inspire each other in this period abuzz with creative fervour, international cultural exchange and mind-blowing talent. With several world-première recordings of new discoveries (Abel, Reichardt, Storace) alongside some well-loved classics, this journey features music which abounds in enlightened positivity, radiance, inventiveness, energy and inspiration.

Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2019 [Blu-Ray]

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Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2019 [Blu-Ray]

Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert 2019 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24946 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 122 min + 26 min (bonus) | 37,6 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3928 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 122 min + 26 min (bonus) | 8,03 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classical

The 2019 New Year's Concert will be conducted for the first time by Christian Thielemann. A native of Berlin, Thielemann has been a regular and welcome guest of the Vienna Philharmonic since 2000, with the result that his first New Year s Concert may be seen as setting an example and providing an appropriate tribute to his previous work with the orchestra. According to the orchestra s chairman, Daniel Froschauer, orchestra and musicians trust each other completely: "The profound musical understanding and trust that have existed from the outset and that have always functioned perfectly have subsequently borne remarkable fruit in the symphonic repertory as well."

Eric Le Sage - Fauré: Nocturnes (2019)

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Eric Le Sage - Fauré: Nocturnes (2019)

Eric Le Sage - Fauré: Nocturnes (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 229 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 Mb | 01:12:07
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

With their poetry, their passonate and intimate lyricism, their refined style that gradually reveals hidden depths, the thirteen Nocturnes of Gabriel Fauré are the most significant group of works in his oeuvre for solo piano. Composed over a period of forty-six years (between 1875 and 1821), they bear witness to the composer’s remarkable stylistic evolution. From a form of expression rooted in romanticism, to an aesthetic fully aligned with 20th-century modernity, Fauré can be said to have shaped his musical personality like a sculptor. His Nocturnes are not all of equal importance, but as a whole their diversity and development offer a perfect panorama of his art. Éric Le Sage, one of the French piano school’s main representatives, whose many recordings for Alpha include the complete chamber music of Fauré, here interprets the repertoire closest to his heart.

Michel Dalberto & Novus Quartet - César Franck: Piano Works & Quintet (2019)

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Michel Dalberto & Novus Quartet - César Franck: Piano Works & Quintet (2019)

Michel Dalberto & Novus Quartet - César Franck: Piano Works & Quintet (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:07
Classical | Label: Aparté

Vlado Perlemuter and Jean Hubeau’s pupil, Michel Dalberto has established himself during a forty year career as a master. As an ardent defender of French music, he launched a series dedicated to Debussy, Fauré, Franck and Ravel on the Aparté record label. “I wish to prove myself worthy of the teachers who used to provide a specific idea of French music made of severity and sensuality, a mixture of rigour and freedom.” - Michel Dalberto

Maria João Pires - Chopin (2009)

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Maria João Pires - Chopin (2009)

Maria João Pires - Chopin (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 410 MB | 02:05:46
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Maria João Pires, widely recognized as one of the most brilliant pianists of the last forty years, celebrates her 20th anniversary as a Deutsche Grammophon exclusive recording artist with this 2-CD release devoted entirely to the works of Chopin, the artist's first new recording in over four years. Pires's affinity for Chopin has always been well-known to both critics and audiences; in fact, her interpretations are so beloved that her 1996 recording of Chopin's Nocturnes remains the best-selling solo piano recording of the past 20 years by a living Deutsche Grammophon artist.

Belcea Quartet, Valentin Erben - Schubert: String Quintet, String Quartets In G & D Minor "Death And The Maiden" (2009)

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Belcea Quartet, Valentin Erben - Schubert: String Quintet, String Quartets In G & D Minor "Death And The Maiden" (2009)

Belcea Quartet, Valentin Erben - Schubert: String Quintet, String Quartets In G & D Minor "Death And The Maiden" (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 658 MB | 02:29:44
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

The traditionally ceremonial key of C major takes on a different hue in Schubert’s Quintet. Its demands, ranging from the pensive to the passionate, don’t ruffle the Belcea Quartet and Valentin Erben. Take it for granted that the playing is on the loftiest level, ensemble always transparently clean; and the ability to think, listen and prepare as a coordinated team results in an extraordinarily cogent performance sure in its grasp of phraseology, structure and dynamics.

VA - Debussy: Complete Works (2018)

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VA - Debussy: Complete Works (2018)

VA - Debussy: Complete Works (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 26:24:28 | 5,45 Gb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Fluid forms, delicately-etched sonorities and subtle harmonies soon established Claude Debussy as one of the immense originals of the 20th century. Deutsche Grammophon commemorates the 100th anniversary of his passing with a new Limited-Edition Set presenting the Complete Published Works, which brings together legendary performances by acclaimed Debussy performers and conductors, several recordings new to CD, and a number of additional historical performances.

Great Conductors Of The 20th Century, Volume 8: Nikolai Golovanov (2002) 2CDs

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Great Conductors Of The 20th Century, Volume 8: Nikolai Golovanov (2002) 2CDs

Great Conductors Of The 20th Century, Volume 8: Nikolai Golovanov (2002) 2CDs
Alexander Glazunov - Felix Mendelssohn - P.I. Tchaikovsky - Franz Liszt

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 568 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 75112 2 3 | Time: 02:27:55

It goes without saying that recording has transformed music from an evanescent art to one which can be readily preserved for the study and enjoyment of future generations. the EMI Great Conductors Edition - Nikolai Golovanov Among its services is the perpetuation of the art of musicians who were barely known in their time outside their own immediate spheres of influence. Golovanov surely was among these. Although he was the dominant force in Russian opera for nearly thirty years, he was summarily purged in 1952 (literally refused admission to his opera house one morning), died the following year and was conveniently forgotten as a political imperative of Soviet rewriting of Russian cultural history. Only recently have his records resurfaced to reveal an extraordinary outsized personality, a visionary galaxies apart from the polished discipline of Mravinsky and others who better towed the party line, both politically and aesthetically, and whose art has been touted as representing the Soviet ideal. Over half this set is devoted to five Liszt tone poems from Golovanov's pioneering set.

Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions: Camille Saint-Saens, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel (2012) [Re-Up]

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Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions: Camille Saint-Saens, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel (2012) [Re-Up]

Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions (2012)
Camille Saint-Saëns, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697891822 | Time: 01:07:19

Unusually the liner note deserves a mention ahead of the music: the fine pianist Jeremy Denk, half of this regular duo, manages to encapsulate the elusiveness of French romantic music with such insight in a few sharp sentences, his words almost shape the way we listen to this superbly played disc. Saint-Saëns' wistful and emotional Sonata No 1 and Ravel's bluesy, ironic sonata have a whipped, airy quality. Joshua Bell plays with fire and finesse, with Denk a powerful ally. Franck's dark-light violin sonata, mysterious, ardent and far more than the sum of its parts when played as majestically as here, forms the centrepiece of this seriously beguiling disc.

VA - Fauré: Sonate pour violon No. 1, Quatuor avec piano No. 1, Poème d'un jour, Elégie, Ballade pour piano et orchestre (2018)

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VA - Fauré: Sonate pour violon No. 1, Quatuor avec piano No. 1, Poème d'un jour, Elégie, Ballade pour piano et orchestre (2018)

Zino Francescatti, Robert Casadesus. Camille Maurane, Marguerite Long, Trio Fournier, Grant Johannesen, Orchestre Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment, Pierre Fournier & Ernest Lush - Fauré: Sonate pour violon No. 1 / Quatuor avec piano No. 1 / Poème d'un jour / Elégie / Ballade pour piano et orchestre (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 304 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 192 Mb | 01:22:01
Classical | Label: Les Indispensables de Diapason

Marguerite Long et les Pasquier dans le Quatuor op. 15 ? Trésor d'une discographie comparée, et centre d'un album résumant les années 1870 de Fauré. Nul de ses élèves, de ses contemporains et des lecteurs de son livre Au piano avec Gabriel Fauré ne devait l'ignorer : Marguerite Long (1874-1966) savait mieux que personne jouer la musique de son « ami », elle qui l'avait bue à la source. Si Fauré n'était pas pressé de distinguer un gardien du temple, elle s'installait à l'entrée avec autant de fierté batailleuse (mais pouvait-il en être autrement pour une musicienne dans le Paris des années 1900 ?), de petits arrangements avec le souvenir du compositeur (« ami » surtout de son mari le musicologue Joseph de Marliave, mort à la Grande Guerre) et de vanité (terribles interviews) que d'exigence perspicace, de fierté légitime et d'amour pour une musique qu'elle aura servie sans relâche. C'est d'ailleurs à quatre-vingts ans que la pianiste invite le Trio Pasquier à graver avec elle le Quatuor op. 15 !

Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.2 - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Grieg: Piano Concerto (2008/1972)

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Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.2 - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Grieg: Piano Concerto (2008/1972)

Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.2 - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Grieg: Piano Concerto (2008/1972)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4,32 Gb (DVD5) | 85 min
Classical | Video Artists International

This live performance was recorded in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 1972 and features Mr.Cliburn with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kirill Kondrashin.

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard - Franz Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3-5 (2013)

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Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard - Franz Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3-5 (2013)

Franz Schubert - Symphonies Nos. 3-5 (2013)
Swedish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1786 | Time: 01:20:58

Thomas Dausgaard's recordings with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra of three of Franz Schubert's middle symphonies are displays of authentic period practice in state-of-the-art reproduction, and it's a winning combination. The watchword here is clarity, because these symphonies are models of Classical form and precision, with orchestral writing that is utterly transparent and ideally balanced, so the music is only enhanced by the spacious multichannel recording and direct stream digital processing. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra offers pristine string sonorities, and the winds have the distinctive and slightly pungent timbres of the 18th and early 19th century instruments Schubert knew. Dausgaard's interpretations are clearheaded and meticulous, and it's obvious that his musicians respond to his cogent direction with energy and enthusiasm. BIS recorded these performances on different occasions between 2009 and 2011 in the Örebro Concert Hall in Sweden, so in spite of the breaks between sessions, there is consistently superb sound quality, thanks to the first-rate engineering team and the unchanging venue. Highly recommended.

Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.1 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (2008/1962)

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Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.1 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (2008/1962)

Van Cliburn in Moscow Vol.1 - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (2008/1962)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 4,33 Gb (DVD5) | 104 min
Classical | Video Artists International

Today, it’s hard to fathom the worldwide sensation sparked by Van Cliburn’s victory in the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. An American pianist winning a prestigious Russian event at the height of the Cold War made headlines everywhere and the two rival superpowers took the young Texan to their hearts, with a tickertape parade in Manhattan and frequent, sold-out tours of the Soviet Union by Cliburn during the following years. VAI has secured the original Russian television tapes of some of those concerts; this first of the series is from the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in 1962, with the excellent Kirill Kondrashin leading the Moscow Philharmonic. The formal program was made up of two of the most popular concertos in the repertory. The Beethoven Emperor Concerto features Cliburn’s big, bold tone and exquisite phrasing; his magisterial entrance is riveting and the meaningful trills Beethoven sprinkled throughout the work are done with pristine exactitude. The Tchaikovsky Concerto–Cliburn’s signature piece–is even better; the massive opening chords thrilling, ample poetry in the slow movement and, as in the Beethoven, truly stunning legato playing. Also worthy are the two encores–Chopin’s Fantasy in F minor, given with a mixture of power and poetry, and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, brimming with excitement and pianistic mastery.