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Johann Johannsson - Retrospective II - Rarities (2020)

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Johann Johannsson - Retrospective II - Rarities (2020)

Johann Johannsson - Retrospective II - Rarities (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 106 MB | Tracks: 5 | 20:14
Style: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

DG celebrates the musical legacy of Icelandic composer/sound innovator, J¢hann J¢hannsson, with RETROSPECTIVE VOL. 2. The deluxe hardcover book edition features a comprehensive selection of his award-winning influential albums, original soundtracks (The Theory of Everything, The Mercy), plus previously unreleased tracks (like Olafsson rework of track, Flight from the City), essays by Wyndham Wallace/John Schaefer, rare photographs and bonus DVD of his memorable 2016 Funkhaus Berlin concert.

Andrew Blanch & Ariel Nurhadi - Alchemy (2020)

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Andrew Blanch & Ariel Nurhadi - Alchemy (2020)

Andrew Blanch & Ariel Nurhadi - Alchemy (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 Mb | 01:14:38
Classical | Label: ABC Classics

Two of Australia’s hottest young guitarists take us on a trip through time and around the world of classical guitar.

Isasi Quartet - Andrés Isasi: Complete String Quartets, Volume 2: Nos. 3 & 4 (2013)

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Isasi Quartet - Andrés Isasi: Complete String Quartets, Volume 2: Nos. 3 & 4 (2013)

Isasi Quartet - Andrés Isasi: Complete String Quartets, Volume 2: Nos. 3 & 4 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572464 | Time: 01:03:47

The second of three volumes devoted to Andrés Isasi’s complete string quartets is again performed by the composer’s foremost champions, the Isasi Quartet, who premièred all the works on this recording. String Quartet No 4 in D major reveals his vibrant and imaginative use of textures and his affiliations with the music of Dvořák. Though unfinished, the 1921 String Quartet No 3 in E minor fuses melodic richness and serenity. Each of the three smaller pieces shows contrast and warmth, not least the beautifully eloquent Prelude in A major.

Vladimir Stoupel - Rathaus & Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas (2020)

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Vladimir Stoupel - Rathaus & Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas (2020)

Vladimir Stoupel - Rathaus & Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 303 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 240 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:44:23
Classical | Label: Avi-music

Although Karol Rathaus (1895-1954) and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) were contemporaries, they could hardly have led more different lives. Both biographies nevertheless exemplify the 20th century with its catastrophes, persecutions and destruction, and it is thus worthwhile to feature their music together in the same program.

Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - Gossec: Symphonie à dix-sept parties (2020)

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Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - Gossec: Symphonie à dix-sept parties (2020)

Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - Gossec: Symphonie à dix-sept parties (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 130 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:54:29
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

This release, part of harmonia mundi's series celebrating the Beethoven year, pairs the composer's iconic and much-loved Symphony No.5 with the far less well-known Symphony In 17 Parts by Francois-Joseph Gossec. The dramatic power and intensity of Beethoven stands in sharp contrast to to the cheerful and gallant music of Gossec. Les Siècles, led by François-Xavier Roth, apply their usual virtuosity and keen insight to both works in performances that are sure to delight.

Ludovico Einaudi - Undiscovered (2020)

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Ludovico Einaudi - Undiscovered (2020)

Ludovico Einaudi - Undiscovered (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 449 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 219 Mb | 01:35:30
Modern Classical | Label: Decca Records

Ground-breaking composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi announces the release of his new collection ‘Einaudi Undiscovered’. The project features a selection of hidden gems handpicked by Einaudi himself from his incredibly rich and extensive back catalogue, including previously unreleased tracks. From live renditions of tracks such as ‘La Nascita’ and ‘In Un’Altra Vita’, to a Starkey remix of ‘Experience’, alongside lesser known material and pieces from his soundtrack work, this new album gives listeners the opportunity to connect and discover the music of this multi-faceted artist. It also features a rarely heard vocal version of his most popular composition ‘Nuvole Bianche’ and the Main Theme from ‘The Third Murder’ which was previously only released in Japan.

Fabrizio Chiovetta - Beethoven: Op. 109, 110, 111 (2020)

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Fabrizio Chiovetta - Beethoven: Op. 109, 110, 111 (2020)

Fabrizio Chiovetta - Beethoven: Op. 109, 110, 111 (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:02:41 | 145 Mb
Classical | Label: Aparté

By the time Beethoven came to compose the last three of his 32 piano sonatas, written, he said, “in a single breath” and conceived as a unified whole, he was almost completely deaf. Dense and complex, these innovative works, marking indelibly his farewell to the genre, pose many challenges, which are taken up here with mastery by Fabrizio Chiovetta. His performance, nurtured by a strong musical maturity and a deep understanding of the score, echoes to the greatness of these works as Fabrizio Chiovetta takes us into the mystery of Beethoven’s genius.

Nina Corti Art: Cadena & Encuentros (1991)

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Nina Corti Art: Cadena & Encuentros (1991)

Nina Corti Art: Cadena & Encuentros (1991)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Sony/Columbia | ~ 482 or 219 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 270 Mb
Flamenco / Classical

Nina Corti (born 3 August 1953) is a Swiss flamenco dancer and choreographer. In 2007 she was honored by the Swiss government as the first female celebrity to design a stamp for the Swiss Post…

Pascal Rophe - Henri Dutilleux: Le Loup; Trois Sonnets; La Fille du Diable; Quatre Melodies; Trois Tableaux (2015)

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Pascal Rophe - Henri Dutilleux: Le Loup; Trois Sonnets; La Fille du Diable; Quatre Melodies; Trois Tableaux (2015)

Henri Dutilleux: Le Loup; Trois Sonnets; La Fille du Diable; Quatre Mélodies; Trois Tableaux (2015)
Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire; Pascal Rophé, conductor; Vincent Le Texier, baritone

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1651 | Time: 01:14:20

The name of Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013) is associated above all with orchestral music. His international reputation originated with the Second Symphony, ‘Le Double’ (premièred in 1959) and was confirmed by works such as Métaboles and the cello concerto Tout un monde lointain… But what about before that? In the centennial year of the composer's birth, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and Pascal Rophé present a programme which focusses on works composed before 1954, and offers the opportunity to discover a less familiar but by no means negligible side of Dutilleux's creative activity: songs and music for the theatre and film. Several of the works on this disc are recorded for the first time in these versions, or indeed at all. Performed by the French baritone Vincent Le Texier, Éloignez-vous – one of the Cassou settings – and Quatre Mélodies appear for the first time on disc in the version for orchestra. The complete score of the ballet Le Loup only exists in a recording made in 1954, while the Trois Tableaux symphoniques – originally composed as incidental music for a stage adaptation of Wuthering Heights – and the extracts from the film score La Fille du Diable are here made available on CD for the first time.

Karita Mattila - Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila (2010)

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Karita Mattila - Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila (2010)

Karita Mattila - Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 491 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 278 MB | 01:56:19
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine

Ondine's Essential Highlights of Karita Mattila brings together two previous releases, Karita Mattila Live in Helsinki from 2001 and Sibelius: Songs from 1996. Karita Mattila Live in Helsinki begins with riotous opening applause that continues through the orchestral introduction to "Dich teure Halle" from Tannhäuser, greeting Mattila like a rock star, and she performs with the passionate abandon and almost tangible audience rapport characteristic of rock stars. The intensity of her performance is palpable and she is fully invested in this material, holding nothing back. Besides the Wagner, Mattila brings characters from Dvorák, Verdi, and Puccini operas to life with a searing focus. Her powerful, radiant voice in the service of such an intelligent and heartfelt commitment to the music communicates viscerally with her audience.

Stephane Deneve, Stuttgart RSO - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2016)

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Stephane Deneve,  Stuttgart RSO - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2016)

Maurice Ravel - Orchestral Works Vol. 3: Daphnis et Chloé; Valses nobles et sentimentales (2016)
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart SWR; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart; Stéphane Denève

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: SWR/Naxos | # SWR19004CD | Time: 01:13:26

This third volume of the complete orchestral works by the great French composer Maurice Ravel features his music for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé, his longest work, written for Sergei Diaghalev’s Ballets Russes. The company gave the first performance in 1912. Ravel depicted the characters in the story with great musical delicacy, and the Stuttgart Orchestra reflects this through the attention it gives to the score’s finest nuances. Ravel secures scintillating effects from the large percussion section that he uses, a clear nod to ancient music. The Valses nobles et sentimentales were composed at the same time as the ballet, which makes it an appropriate coupling. The version for piano, clearly linked to Franz Schubert’s similarly named waltzes, was published in 1911, with the orchestral version following one year later. Again the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra gives a thrilling, first class interpretation.

Isasi Quartet - Andres Isasi - Complete String Quartets, Volume 1: Nos. 0 & 2 (2012)

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Isasi Quartet - Andres Isasi - Complete String Quartets, Volume 1: Nos. 0 & 2 (2012)

Isasi Quartet - Andrés Isasi - Complete String Quartets, Volume 1: Nos. 0 & 2 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572463 | Time: 00:54:58

Andrés Isasi’s youthful promise can be heard in the easy romance of his Grieg and Dvořák influenced String Quartet No 0. This falls outside the numbered sequence of his quartets but retained the composer’s affection and was never withdrawn from circulation. Given its première performance by the Isasi Quartet in 2010, the substantial String Quartet No 2 is more symphonic in manner, and Isasi re-used movements in orchestral works such as the Suite No 2. This is the first of three volumes of Isasi’s complete string quartets.

Aurelia Visovan - Mozart, Hummel & Beethoven: Concerto, Sonate, Symphony (2020)

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Aurelia Visovan - Mozart, Hummel & Beethoven: Concerto, Sonate, Symphony (2020)

Aurelia Visovan, Anna Besson, Cecilia Bernardini & Marcus van den Munckhof - Mozart, Hummel & Beethoven: Concerto, Sonate, Symphony (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 267 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 195 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:22:02
Classical | Label: Ricercar, Outhere Music

A pupil of Mozart, Johann Nepomuk Hummel was one of the most admired pianists of his era. His career began in Vienna at the time when Beethoven had just moved there. Like the latter, he belonged to that generation of composers whose output may be categorised somewhere between Classicism and burgeoning Romanticism. In addition to an extensive catalogue of original compositions, including piano works of high quality, Hummel also made numerous arrangements for chamber forces of orchestral compositions. Among these were the piano concertos of his teacher Mozart and the symphonies of his friend Beethoven, all of which he transcribed for piano, flute, violin and cello. The Romanian pianist Aurelia Visovan offers this particularly original programme for her album as winner of the 2019 Bruges MA Festival competition.

Lucile Richardot, Yves Saelens, Het Collectief & Reinbert de Leeuw - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2020)

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Lucile Richardot, Yves Saelens, Het Collectief & Reinbert de Leeuw - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2020)

Lucile Richardot, Yves Saelens, Het Collectief & Reinbert de Leeuw - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 230 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:19
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

This recording was made under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw in December 2019, two months before his death. A few weeks before that, he had called Thomas Dieltjens, artistic director of Het Collectief, to tell him: Since our concert in mid-July 2019, Das Lied von der Erde has constantly been on my mind. I am totally fascinated by it and discover new things in it every day. It would be a dream if we could record this music with the exceptional cast of musicians and soloist singers of the Saintes festival, and preferably the sooner the better. Words failed, as can be gathered from the many concert reviews they received.

Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century: Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1996)

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Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century: Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1996)

Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century (1996)
Harpsichord Suites by Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Russian Compact Disc | # RCD19102 | Time: 01:04:38

Alexei Lubimov is a Russian pianist who also plays fortepiano and harpsichord. In his early years he studied at the Moscow Central Music School, and in 1963, entered the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Heinrich Neuhaus and Lew Naumov. He developed a strong interest in Baroque music and 20th century modernist works. Lubimov gave the Soviet premieres of many western compositions, including pieces by Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage, Terry Riley, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, which brought censorship from the Soviet authorities. For a number of years he was prevented from traveling outside the Soviet Union. Turning to his interest in period instruments and authentic performance practices, he founded the Moscow Baroque Quartet and co-founded the Moscow Chamber Academy with Tatiana Grindenko.