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Peter Donohoe - Busoni: Toccata, BV 287, Elegien, BV 252, Sonatina No. 6, BV 284 & Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major (2021)

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Peter Donohoe - Busoni: Toccata, BV 287, Elegien, BV 252, Sonatina No. 6, BV 284 & Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major (2021)

Peter Donohoe - Busoni: Toccata, BV 287, Elegien, BV 252, Sonatina No. 6, BV 284 & Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, BV B 29 No. 1 (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:10:57 | 166 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

In this electrifying recording, pianist Peter Donohoe shows how much more there is to Ferruccio Busoni than solo transcriptions of J.S. Bach. Many of the late-19th-century Italian composer’s original works, though, still pay homage to musical heroes. “Sonatina No. 6” (“Super Carmen”) is a wildly imaginative fantasy on Bizet’s opera, packed with perhaps more drama and nonchalance than the original. It’s the seven brooding Elegien that get to the heart of Busoni’s genius, however, each thrilling miniature a showcase for some astonishing, inventive piano writing. (“No. 4,” for example, transforms “Greensleeves” into a technical tour de force of sparkling originality.) Still, no Busoni recording would be complete without Bach, and this album’s final tracks are devoted to the Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, a mighty homage to the power of the pipe organ.

Bernhard Forck & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Haydn: L'isola disabitata, Hob. XXVIII: 9 (2021)

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Bernhard Forck & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Haydn: L'isola disabitata, Hob. XXVIII: 9 (2021)

Bernhard Forck, André Morsch, Anett Fritsch, Sunhae Im & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Haydn: L'isola disabitata, Hob. XXVIII: 9 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 363 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 Mb | 01:20:51
Classical, Opera | Label: Pentatone

After their acclaimed recording of Telemann’s Miriways, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin returns to PENTATONE with Joseph Haydn’s opera L’isola disabitata, together with an excellent quartet of vocalists. Officially called an azione teatrale, L’isola is a serious opera about love, loss and misunderstanding with a happy ending, set on an exotic deserted island. Special about this opera is that Haydn chose orchestral accompaniment for the entire work, with colourful and dramatic accompagnato recitatives. In Haydn’s printed score, many of the elaborate instrumental sections were deliberately cut, because he feared that they demanded too much from the players, and that some audiences may not have been cultured enough to fully appreciate them. Special about this recording is that these parts have all been reinstated, using a recent edition by Thomas Busse. The seasoned players of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, led by Bernhard Forck, play this lavish score with fervour and swing, while Anett Fritsch (Costanza), Sunhae Im (Silvia), Krystian Adam (Gernando) and André Morsch (Enrico) offer an equally virtuosic vocal delivery.

Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021)

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Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021)

Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 175 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 Mb | 00:40:06
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was an American conductor, composer, pianist, music educator, author, and humanitarian. Among the most important conductors of his time, he was also the first American conductor to receive international acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history".

Wiener Philharmoniker & Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 (2021)

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Wiener Philharmoniker & Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 (2021)

Wiener Philharmoniker & Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 134 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 74 Mb | 00:32:08
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Even before Simon Rattle gave his debut concert as head of the Berliner Philharmoniker, he made headlines with another world-class orchestra: It was the cycle of nine Beethoven symphonies that he conducted with the Vienna Philharmonic in Tokyo, Berlin and - of course - Vienna. Back in May 2002, Rattle set standards with the most traditional orchestral repertoire of all. The live recording was released in March 2003. This cycle, which is now being re-released in the budget segment, is still regarded as the reference recording of the new millennium.

Wiener Philharmoniker & Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 (2021)

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Wiener Philharmoniker & Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 (2021)

Wiener Philharmoniker & Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 103 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 59 Mb | 00:25:31
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Even before Simon Rattle gave his debut concert as head of the Berliner Philharmoniker, he made headlines with another world-class orchestra: It was the cycle of nine Beethoven symphonies that he conducted with the Vienna Philharmonic in Tokyo, Berlin and - of course - Vienna. Back in May 2002, Rattle set standards with the most traditional orchestral repertoire of all. The live recording was released in March 2003. This cycle, which is now being re-released in the budget segment, is still regarded as the reference recording of the new millennium.

Ståle Kleiberg, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Peter Szilvay - Ståle Kleiberg Concertos (2021)

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Ståle Kleiberg, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Peter Szilvay - Ståle Kleiberg Concertos (2021)

Ståle Kleiberg, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Peter Szilvay - Ståle Kleiberg Concertos (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 256 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:07
Classical | Label: 2L

Ståle Kleiberg’s concertos unfold in the space between poetry, passion and playfulness. This is contemporary music with which listeners can easily engage, but which does not for one moment compromise artistic quality. “I try to form the musical expression so that it corresponds with my experience of life; or, to put it another way, to form it so that it is in accord with my conception of what it means to be a human being,” says Kleiberg about himself and his music.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 7 (2016)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 7 (2016)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 7 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,48 Gb | Total time: 05:48:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875173752 | Recorded: 1991-2015

Nikolaus Harnoncourt The Complete Sony Recordings brings together for the first time Harnoncourt s complete recordings from 2002-2015 with his Concentus Musicus Wien, the Wiener Philharmonike, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. The Sony Classical edition features his famous symphony recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bruckner, alongside his celebrated performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Haydn's Die Schöpfung, as well as Mozart's opera Zaide, Haydn's Orlando paladino and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Also included are previously authorized but unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge and Dvorák's Stabat Mater.

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2004/1989)

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Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2004/1989)

Riccardo Muti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala - Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (2004/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.25 Gb (DVD9) | 211 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub.: English

Verdi's 1855 Paris opera which followed Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La Traviata is treated to a performance of blazing energy and intimate refinement with a superb cast which includes Cheryl Studer and Chris Merritt. The rarely-seen third act ballet is included complete, with the internationally-acclaimed dancers Carla Fracci and Wayne Eagling.

The King's Singers - Finding Harmony (2020)

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The King's Singers - Finding Harmony (2020)

The King's Singers - Finding Harmony (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 69:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD607 | Recorded: 2019

Singing together binds us together. From the Protestant Reformation in Europe during the 1500s to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, there have been countless moments in history when songs have united nations, cultures and causes. This is still the case in todays world. Finding Harmony is evidence that music has always been our common language. A unique collection of pieces that span the globe including music thats too often forgotten each song is the key to a powerful true story about who we are and how weve got here. Together, Finding Harmony proves how deeply we can be moved by all kinds of stories when songs connect us to them, and to each other.

Stéphane Fuget, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (2021)

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Stéphane Fuget, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (2021)

Stéphane Fuget, Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal - François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 53:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS034 | Recorded: 2020

The Leçons de Ténèbres (Lessons of Darkness) became a favourite theme for musical compositions in the middle of the 17th century. Michel Lambert was the first French musician to compose a cycle in 1662, quickly followed by Charpentier and Lalande. But the most famous - and the first to have attracted the public of today and to be recorded - are those of François Couperin, dated 1714.

Alice Sara Ott - Echoes Of Life (2021)

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Alice Sara Ott - Echoes Of Life (2021)

Alice Sara Ott - Echoes Of Life (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:04:45 | 178 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Championne des premiers prix de piano, Alice Sara Ott (né à Munich le 1er août 1988) fait ses classes au Mozarteum de Salzbourg, en Autriche, avant de se lancer dans les plus grands festivals européens. Signée en exclusivité par Deutsche Grammophon, elle enregistre les 12 Études d'exécution transcendante de Franz Liszt (parues en 2009) et se produit au Japon à guichets fermés.

Peter Neumann, Kolner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum - Handel: Brockes-Passion, HWV 48 (2010)

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Peter Neumann, Kolner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum - Handel: Brockes-Passion, HWV 48 (2010)

Peter Neumann, Kölner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusianum - Handel: Brockes-Passion, HWV 48 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 707 Mb | Total time: 78:25+74:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # CARUS83428 | Recorded: 2009

Barthold Heinrich Brockes’ text for the passion oratorio, later named after him, is among the best-known Passion librettos of the early 18th century. This version is the first recording on CD of the work based on the copy made by J S Bach himself. It is distinguished from the better-known version by a different text for the opening chorus.

Stephen Darlington, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford - Pygott & Mason: Music for Cardinal Wolsey (1999)

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Stephen Darlington, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford - Pygott & Mason: Music for Cardinal Wolsey (1999)

Stephen Darlington, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford - Pygott & Mason: Music for Cardinal Wolsey (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 206 Mb | Total time: 52:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nimbus Records | # NI 5578 | Recorded: 1994

Cardinal Wolsey – a flamboyant patron of the arts – founded Cardinal College, Oxford, in 1525, establishing a choir that was both larger and more accomplished than King Henry VIII’s own. Following Wolsey’s notorious fall from grace in 1529, Cardinal College was renamed Christ Church and the present-day Cathedral choristers pay tribute to its first master of music, Richard Pygott.

Gidon Kremer, Yulianna Avdeeva, Giedré Dirvanauskaité - Mieczysław Weinberg: Chamber Music (2019)

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Gidon Kremer, Yulianna Avdeeva, Giedré Dirvanauskaité - Mieczysław Weinberg: Chamber Music (2019)

Gidon Kremer, Yulianna Avdeeva, Giedré Dirvanauskaité - Mieczysław Weinberg: Chamber Music (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 240 Mb | Total time: 58:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 7522 | Recorded: 2018

Following the success of the Weinberg Symphonies 2 & 21 with conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Deutsche Grammophon now features chamber music by Mieczysław Weinberg under the direction of Gidon Kremer.
Included among others are his “Three Pieces for Violin and Piano”, which Weinberg completed in the winter of 1934/35 when he was only 15 years old and had not yet received any compositional training. What connects Weinberg’s works is not only their compositional perfection, but above all their constant commitment to beauty. It is a confession that in Weinberg’s music is above all pain and suffering.

SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg - Wolfgang Rihm: Über die Linie II; Coll'Arco (2012)

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SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg - Wolfgang Rihm: Über die Linie II; Coll'Arco (2012)

SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg - Wolfgang Rihm: Über die Linie II; Coll'Arco (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 66:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler | # HAEN93283 | Recorded: 2009, 2010

This is the 6th instalment of Haenssler’s critically acclaimed survey of Rihm’s orchestral music. Wolfgang Rihm celebrates his 60th birthday this year and this release is of two very melodic concertos. The works feature the phenomenally talented siblings Jörg and Carolin Widmann.