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Andrey Gugnin - Homage to Godowsky (2020)

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Andrey Gugnin - Homage to Godowsky (2020)

Andrey Gugnin - Homage to Godowsky: Hofmann, Sauer, Pirani, Chasins, Friedman, Gabrilowitsch, Holbrooke, Sternberg, Leschetizky, Moszkowski, Liszt (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 255 Mb | Total time: 80:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68310 | Recorded: 2019

An anniversary accolade with a twist: one hundred and fifty years after his birth, this is a wonderful recital of some of the many works dedicated to Leopold Godowsky. It’s difficult to imagine more persuasive performances than these by Andrey Gugnin, who makes a second appearance on Hyperion after his universally—and vociferously—acclaimed Shostakovich.

Calidore String Quartet - Babel (2020)

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Calidore String Quartet - Babel (2020)

Calidore String Quartet - Babel (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | 01:11:42
Classical | Label: Signum Classics

A compilation of quartets by Schumann, Shostakovich and Caroline Shaw from the acclaimed American string quartet, Calidore String Quartet, exploring the visceral forms of expression that exist at the intersection of music and language. For this recording the Calidore String Quartet gathered music which transmits ideas by imitating language; its rhythms, cadences and intentions. But it also explores what happens when music substitutes for language. When it fills the void of forbidden speech or even how it carries on when language has been exhausted.

Camilla Nylund, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele & Christian Thielemann - Wagner at Wahnfried (2020)

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Camilla Nylund, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele & Christian Thielemann - Wagner at Wahnfried (2020)

Camilla Nylund, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele & Christian Thielemann - Wagner at Wahnfried (Live at Haus Wahnfried, Bayreuth / 2020) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 159 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:38:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

In cooperation with the Bayreuth Festival and BR-Klassik, we announce the release of Bayreuth 2020: Wagner at Wahnfried. This album features Siegfried Idyll, performed by the Festival’s Music Director Christian Thielemann and members of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, and the Wesendonck Lieder, with Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund as soloist.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Brahms: The Complete Symphonies [Blu-Ray] (2014)

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Brahms: The Complete Symphonies [Blu-Ray] (2014)

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Brahms: The Complete Symphonies [Blu-Ray] (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29937 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 260 min | 38,2+20,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3782 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | C Major

After the great success of his Beethoven cycle, Christian Thielemann now turns with his new orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, to the symphonic work of Johannes Brahms. Bonus features include: an extensive 52 minute interview with Christian Thielemann on Brahms' Symphonies and provides and in-depth look into his interpretation of Brahms.

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2017/1991)

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Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2017/1991)

Daniel Barenboim Anniversary Edition - Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2017/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 5.97 Gb (DVD9) | 111 min
Classical | EuroArts

Brahms’s two piano concertos are from opposite ends of his creative years… The first work evinces a titanic struggle, while the second is warmer and rounder, but no less passionate, and shows Brahms at his consummate best. Today Daniel Barenboim is internationally recognized and revered as an orchestral and operatic conductor, pianist, and a musical ambassador and also as a humanitarian. Partnering him is the remarkable conductor Sergiu Celibidache. “He was one of the greatest musicians I ever encountered”, says Barenboim.

Gautier Capuçon, Yuja Wang - Franck, Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2019)

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Gautier Capuçon, Yuja Wang - Franck, Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2019)

Gautier Capuçon, Yuja Wang - Franck, Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 340 Mb | Total time: 79:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | ABCD 374 | Recorded: 2019

"Finesse and fire from a starry musical duo… A recital that showcased the very best in collaborative music-making," was how the Toronto Star described the concert at Koerner Hall in Toronto that formed the basis for this recording. The program for the album comprises two works by Chopin, his Sonata in A Major and his Polonaise brillante in C Major, and Franck's Sonata in A Major, a transcription by the 19th century cellist Jules Delsart of the Belgian composer's glorious violin sonata.

Vjekoslav Sutej, Orchestra of the Arena di Verona - Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (2006)

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Vjekoslav Sutej, Orchestra of the Arena di Verona - Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (2006)

Vjekoslav Šutej, Orchestra of the Arena di Verona - Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (2006/2002)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.27 Gb (DVD9) | 80 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub.: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Voici une représentation filmée au Teatro Filarmonico de Vérone en février 2002 dans une mise en scène de la famille Alagna. Paillasse (en italien Pagliacci, qui signifie « Les clowns ») est un opéra en deux actes écrit et composé par Ruggero Leoncavallo, créé le 21 mai 1892 au Teatro Dal Verme à Milan. L’opéra évoque, à travers la vie d'une troupe de commedia dell'arte, la condition des comédiens de théâtre qui doivent en toute circonstance faire bonne figure en scène, quelles que soient les difficultés de leur vie privée.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund - Jean Sibelius: Orchestral Works (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund - Jean Sibelius: Orchestral Works (1997) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Jean Sibelius: Orchestral Works (1997) 2CD
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Paavo Berglund, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 626 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 388 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 69773 2 7 | Time: 02:33:33

This double CD from EMI features the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by their Finnish principal conductor at the time (1970s), Paavo Berglund. It doesn't have to be that a conductor originates from the same country as the composer whose works he or she is conducting, but it often happens that this combination seems to produce performances of greatest sensitivity. So it is here, as Berglund conducts 10 works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The discs include quite familiar works like En Saga, one of Sibelius' first compositions when he was in his late 20s. We also have Pohjola's Daughter, The Bard and two of the four Lemminkäinen Legends, and a beautiful version of Luonnotar sung by the Finnish soprano Taru Valjakka. The rest of the discs is made up of less frequently heard pieces. We have the five-movement suite from the incidental music Sibelius wrote for Adolf Paul's play King Christian II (1898); the Spring Song (Vårsång) of 1894; the suite of incidental music from Maeterlinck's Pelleas and Melisande.

Sir Thomas Beecham & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Ascona, 1957: Beethoven, Handel, Delius, Sibelius (2000)

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Sir Thomas Beecham & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Ascona, 1957: Beethoven, Handel, Delius, Sibelius (2000)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.7; George Frideric Handel: Love in Bath, Ballet Suite
Frederick Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet; Jean Sibelius: Alla marcia da, Karelia Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AURA | # AUR 142-2 ADD | Time: 01:11:54

Beethoven reputedly wasn't Beecham's favorite composer, but you wouldn't know it from this performance; it's exceedingly well conceived, highly energetic, and has that unique Beecham sparkle to it. The fillers also are delightful. All recorded in Ascona, Switzerland in 1957.

Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Stiffelio (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Stiffelio (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Andrea Battistoni, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Stiffelio (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 117 min | 36,1 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 117 min | 8,21 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Stiffelio was based on the play Le pasteur, ou L'évangile et le foyer by Émile Souvestre and Eugène Bourgeois and was originally censored due to it involving as it does a Protestant minister of the church with an adulterous wife.
The golden timbre of Roberto Aronica graces the title role…His commanding tenor makes one sit up and listen, with some notable long-breathed phrasing and a smooth legato a joy to hear…[Yu Guanqun's] is a rich, true lyric soprano with a glint of steel and strong, even emission in the upper register…[Frontali] sings with great command of Verdian shape and line. (International Record Review)

Gustav Kuhn, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Verdi: Alzira (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Gustav Kuhn, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Verdi: Alzira (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Gustav Kuhn, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Verdi: Alzira (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 106 min | 33,3 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 106 min | 7,45 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Alzira is based on the play by Voltaire and displays the composer's maturity through glowing lyric moments, and the weaving together of complex emotional and musical strands.
All act with conviction as they are singing and bring good expression and diction to their roles…In the title role, Junko Saito sings with warm expressive tone, good diction and also acts with conviction. (MusicWeb International)

Michelangelo Carbonara - Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas (2016)

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Michelangelo Carbonara - Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas (2016)

Michelangelo Carbonara - Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 364 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 283 Mb | 02:03:22
Classical | Label: Piano Classics

This new recording contains the four grand piano sonatas by Carl Maria von Weber. Written in the early 19th century these works mark the transition from the Classical to the Romantic style. Weber infused the classical sonata form with his own lyrical and dramatic, sometimes even theatrical, elements. The pianism is of the highest order, finding orchestral timbres and colours, as well as pianistic novelties in the virtuoso textures. As valuable additions to the four piano sonatas the famous Invitation to the Dance and the Rondo brillante are included. Michelangelo Carbonara finds drama, passion, wit and elegance in these wonderful, still underrated works. Carbonara studied at the famous Lake Como Academy, where his teachers included Dimitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, Alicia de Larrocha, Claude Frank and Menachem Pressler. He won several international competitions, including the Schubert International Piano Competition in Dortmund.

Claire Chevallier & Jos van Immerseel - Dvořák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands (2017)

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Claire Chevallier & Jos van Immerseel - Dvořák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands (2017)

Claire Chevallier & Jos van Immerseel - Dvořák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 217 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:24
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Jos van Immerseel and Claire Chevallier have enjoyed a close collaboration for many years now. Like Jos van Immerseel, Claire Chevallier loves period pianos; like him, she is a researcher and possesses her own collection of keyboard instruments.

Steven Osborne - Debussy: Images · L'Isle Joyeuse · Estampes · Masques · Children's Corner · D'Un Cahier D'Esquisses (2017)

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Steven Osborne - Debussy: Images · L'Isle Joyeuse · Estampes · Masques · Children's Corner · D'Un Cahier D'Esquisses (2017)

Steven Osborne - Debussy: Images · L'Isle Joyeuse · Estampes · Masques · Children's Corner · D'Un Cahier D'Esquisses (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:13:21
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

Steven Osborne’s unerring command of the elusive ambiguities of Debussy’s piano-writing has already been amply confirmed by his earlier recording of the two books of Préludes; these lustrous new accounts of the Images, Estampes and Children’s Corner are every bit their equal.

Tiziano Severini, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2009)

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Tiziano Severini, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2009)

Tiziano Severini, Bergamo Musica Festival Orchestra - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia (2009)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.11 Gb (DVD9) | 138 min
Classical | Naxos | Sub.: English, Italiano

Based on Victor Hugo’s most sensational play, Lucrèce Borgia, a scandalous tale of murder, torture, incest, homosexuality, drunkenness and orgies, Donizetti’s opera is one of the great masterpieces of Italian bel canto repertoire. While omitting some of its more excessive elements, the libretto by Felice Romani inspired Donizetti to compose superb arias, duets, ensembles and choruses, bringing each act to a stirring conclusion.