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COE, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Felix Mendelssohn: 'Ein Sommernachtstraum', Op. 61; 'Die erste Walpurgisnacht', Op. 60 (1993)

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COE, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Felix Mendelssohn: 'Ein Sommernachtstraum', Op. 61; 'Die erste Walpurgisnacht', Op. 60 (1993)

Felix Mendelssohn: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Op. 61; 'Die erste Walpurgisnacht', Op. 60 (1993)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Orchestral, Choral | Label: Teldec | # 9031-74882-2 | Time: 01:17:55

Mendelssohn's highly potent brand of magic here in rhythmically robust live recordings of eight numbers from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a formidable team of soloists for the spooky Walpurgisnacht.

Peter Donohoe - Tchaikovsky: Solo Piano Works (2019)

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Peter Donohoe - Tchaikovsky: Solo Piano Works (2019)

Peter Donohoe - Tchaikovsky: Solo Piano Works (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 84:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records ‎| SIGCD594 | Recorded: 2018

Tchaikovskys contemporaries tell us that he was good enough to become a concert pianist, if he had chosen to follow that path. But he preferred to focus on composition, and rarely performed in public concerts. His interest in the piano is mainly to be found in his many pieces for the instrument, and since most of these were suitable for amateurs with solid skills, they sold well and played an important role in building up his fame. Despite this, some view Tchaikovskys solo piano works are not performed as regularly as his orchestral works.

Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra Regionale dell'Emilia-Romagna - Verdi: Don Carlo (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 204 min | 41,1 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 | 204 min | 14,3 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

This production from Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti Modena is conducted by Fabrizio Ventura. He has performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as well as the Arena di Verona and the Sydney Opera House. The cast is led Giacomo Prestia who has performed with some of the world’s greatest conductors including Abbado, Mehta, Muti, Gatti and Barenboim. He is supported by Mario Malagnini and Cellia Costea.

Kian Soltani, Staatskapelle Berlin & Daniel Barenboim - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (2020)

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Kian Soltani, Staatskapelle Berlin & Daniel Barenboim - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (2020)

Kian Soltani, Staatskapelle Berlin & Daniel Barenboim - Dvořák: Cello Concerto (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:29 | 143 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Two years after his successful Deutsche Grammophon Debut Album “Home” Kian Soltani returns with a Dvořák Album featuring the famous cello concerto and five arrangements of some of the greatest pieces Antonin Dvořák composed. Dvořák‘s Cello Concerto op. 104 hasn’t been recorded for the yellow label since 2002 (Mischa Maisky with Mehta and Berliner Philharmoniker). Maestro Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin accompany Kian Soltani in the concerto, while for the other pieces (three of which have been arranged by Kian Soltani himself) he is joined by six cellists of the Staatskapelle Berlin.

Sergei Babayan - Rachmaninoff: Préludes; Études-Tableaux; Moments musicaux (2020)

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Sergei Babayan - Rachmaninoff: Préludes; Études-Tableaux; Moments musicaux (2020)

Sergei Babayan - Rachmaninoff: Préludes; Études-Tableaux; Moments musicaux (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:01:14 | 140 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A selection of lucid, intimate, and short-from Rachmaninoff works, interpreted with pinpoint technical precision.

Antonino Fogliani, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Aida (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Antonino Fogliani, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Aida (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Antonino Fogliani, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Aida (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 154 min | 40,7 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 | 154 min | 10,8 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

A musically strong and visually spectacular production…In a very traditional staging, Lee brings an enormous amount of visual detail to the opera…Aida and Amneris lead with superb performances, extracting every ounce of the psychological drama of the later acts…The orchestra, under Fogliani’s direction, play with a brilliant palette of colours. (MusicWeb International)

Riccardo Muti, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Ernani (2004/1982)

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Riccardo Muti, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Ernani (2004/1982)

Riccardo Muti, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: Ernani (2004/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.82 Gb (DVD9) | 137 min
Classical | NVC ARTS | Sub.: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Japanese

Unlike Verdi's earlier successes, Nabucco and I Lombardi, both of which had been composed for the large stage at La Scala, Milan, Ernani was written for the smaller stage and more intimate atmosphere of Teatro La Fenice, Venice and he was in his thirty third year when it was composed. This recording is superb in every way. The singers, led by Placido Domingo as Ernani and Mirella Freni as Donna Elvira, entertain us with bravura performances and it's a joy to listen to and watch from beginning to end.

William Vann, London Mozart Players, Crouch End Festival Chorus - Parry: Judith (2020)

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William Vann, London Mozart Players, Crouch End Festival Chorus - Parry: Judith (2020)

William Vann, London Mozart Players, Crouch End Festival Chorus - Parry: Judith (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 598 Mb | Total time: 131:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos ‎| CHSA 5268(2) | Recorded: 2019

Parry’s 1888 oratorio on the Apocryphal tale of an avenging Jewish widow emerges as a worthy successor to Mendelssohn’s Elijah in this gripping world premiere recording with Sarah Fox, Kathryn Rudge and Toby Spence.

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works (2018)

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WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works (2018)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Oren Shevlin, Alexander Lonquich, Dénes Várjon, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Digital booklet | 06:39:23 | 1,6 Gb
Classical | Label: audite Musikproduktion

The complete edition of Robert Schumann's symphonic works with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne under Heinz Holliger is now available as a 6 album set.

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Teatro Regio di Parma Chorus and Orchestra - Verdi: La forza del destino (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 178 min | 45,4 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 | 178 min | 12,4 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

For "La forza del destino", Verdi created one of his most famous melodies, the "fate" motif that permeates the whole of the score. Music and action alternate in masterly fashion between large-scale crowd scenes and intimate interiority, in that way illustrating Verdi's real theme: the manner in which fallible human beings are destroyed by a cruel fate.

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.

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 | Scans included | Time: 01:20:58
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1786

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.

Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 140 min | 36,9 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 | 140 min | 9,83 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

Il Trovatore was based on the play El Trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez and was an instant success. The cast is here led by Marcelo Alvarez, Norma Fantini and Leo Nucci and is conducted by Yuri Temirkanov.
Large symbols…make an effective home for a serious Il Trovatore, precisely paced and balanced by Yuri Temirkanov…Especially notable is his handling of what one might term 'old' Verdi orchestral tricks (ironic Bellinian wind counterpoints of parodistic military brass). The casting here is led by a Manrico from Marcelo Alvarez worthy of vocal and dramatic attention. (Gramophone Magazine)

Philippe Cassard - Mendelssohn (2017)

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Philippe Cassard - Mendelssohn (2017)

Philippe Cassard - Mendelssohn (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:43:32 | 143 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Famed for his Debussy playing, the pianist Philippe Cassard brings his acute ear for instrumental color to these deceptively simple miniatures. Like Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words requires a master pianist’s touch, and Cassard is fully up to the challenge. He plays with an accompanist’s sensitivity (he works regularly with the soprano Natalie Dessay) and brushes in the melodies with real skill. His control of line is effortless, and the music simply flows on the wings of song.

Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.4; P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 (2015)

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Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.4; P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 (2015)

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.4, Op.98; P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5, Op.64 (2015)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 111 | Time: 01:19:20

This release in Praga's Reminiscences series of SACD remasterings features the great Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic in recordings of two masterpieces of the Romantic repertoire. Brahms's refined and intellectually complex Symphony No.4 is paired with the rich, heart-on-sleeve passion of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5 – one of the composer's best loved works.