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Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit - Henryk Gorecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem; Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (2012)

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Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit - Henryk Gorecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem; Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (2012)

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem for a Certain Polka
Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (piano version) (2012)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Antoni Wit, conductor
Anna Górecka, piano; Carol Wincenc, flute

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.572872 | Time: 01:09:31

These four works, written between 1973 and 1993, fully reflect Górecki’s expressive variety. The Little Requiem for a Certain Polka, for piano and thirteen instruments, combines a wide range of moods. The Concerto-Cantata, which received its world première from the soloist on this recording, alternates a moving vein of melancholy with a charged, violent energy. The radical, energetic Harpsichord Concerto is heard here in the version for piano, performed by the composer’s daughter. The Three Dances are hugely approachable and full of exciting contrast.

Branford Marsalis/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Creation (2001) {Sony Classical} **[RE-UP]**

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Branford Marsalis/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Creation (2001) {Sony Classical} **[RE-UP]**

Branford Marsalis/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Creation (2001) {Sony Classical}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 325 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 205 mb
Genre: classical

Creation is a 2001 album by Branford Marsalis and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Unlike what he is primarily known for as a jazz musician, this is a classical album and was released by Sony Classical.

Yu Kosuge - Four Elements, Vol. 3: Wind (2021)

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Yu Kosuge - Four Elements, Vol. 3: Wind (2021)

Yu Kosuge - Four Elements, Vol. 3: Wind (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:18:23 | 180 Mb
Classical | Label: Orchid Classics

Acclaimed Japanese pianist Yu Kosuge unveils Wind, the third in her series of four Orchid Classics albums related to the four elements (Water, Fire, Wind, Earth). Kosuges inspiration for these releases stems from her relationship with the music of Beethoven, who was drawn to Greek legends. This led Kosuge to the Greek concept of the four elements as the basis of these albums. Beethoven is one of a varied selection of composers featured on Wind; Yu Kosuge performs his blustery Piano Sonata Op. 31, No. 2, known as The Tempest. There are evocative pieces from the French Baroque, by Couperin, Rameau and Daquin, and from the world of French Impressionism with three of Debussys fleet-footed Préludes. The release is completed with a piece by contemporary Japanese composer Akira Nishimura, and the atmospheric In the Mists by Janáek. Apart from technical perfection, which is not that unusual today, she possesses a stunning palette of expression and an exquisite and pearly touch.

Krystian Adam, Robert Gierlach, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra & Łukasz Borowicz - Cherubini: Faniska (2021)

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Krystian Adam, Robert Gierlach, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra & Łukasz Borowicz - Cherubini: Faniska (2021)

Krystian Adam, Robert Gierlach, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra & Łukasz Borowicz - Cherubini: Faniska (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 482 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 266 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:54:26
Classical, Opera | Label: DUX Records

Faniska is an opéra comique in three acts by Luigi Cherubini. The German libretto, by Joseph Sonnleithner, is based on the melodrama Les mines de Pologne (1803) by René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt.

Yu Kosuge - Four Elements, Vol. 3 Wind (2021)

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Yu Kosuge - Four Elements, Vol. 3 Wind (2021)

Yu Kosuge - Four Elements, Vol. 3 Wind (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:18:18 | 229 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Orchid Classics

Acclaimed Japanese pianist Yu Kosuge unveils Wind, the third in her series of four Orchid Classics albums related to the four elements (Water, Fire, Wind, Earth). Kosuges inspiration for these releases stems from her relationship with the music of Beethoven, who was drawn to Greek legends. This led Kosuge to the Greek concept of the four elements as the basis of these albums. Beethoven is one of a varied selection of composers featured on Wind; Yu Kosuge performs his blustery Piano Sonata Op. 31, No. 2, known as The Tempest. There are evocative pieces from the French Baroque, by Couperin, Rameau and Daquin, and from the world of French Impressionism with three of Debussys fleet-footed Préludes. The release is completed with a piece by contemporary Japanese composer Akira Nishimura, and the atmospheric In the Mists by Janáek. Apart from technical perfection, which is not that unusual today, she possesses a stunning palette of expression and an exquisite and pearly touch. Piano News

Marcin Wieczorek - Chopin: Piano Works (Live) (2021)

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Marcin Wieczorek - Chopin: Piano Works (Live) (2021)

Marcin Wieczorek - Chopin: Piano Works (Live) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 156 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | 01:01:27
Classical | Label: OnClassical

Born on 12 July 1996. He is a student of Stefan Wojtas at Bydgoszcz Music Academy, having previously studied with Ewa Pobłocka and Paweł Wakarecy. He has won many prizes in international piano competitions, including first prize in the ‘La Palma d’Oro’ in Italy (2019) and first prize in the Rzeszów International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition (2014). In 2018 he won a competition at Indiana University for performances of works with orchestra. He has performed in concerts and festivals in Europe and the United States, at the Auer Hall of Indiana University in Bloomington, Ganz Hall of Roosevelt University in Chicago, NOSPR Hall in Katowice, and the philharmonic halls of Warsaw, Łódź and Pomerania.

Johan Dalene & Christian Ihle Hadland - Nordic Rhapsody (2021)

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Johan Dalene & Christian Ihle Hadland - Nordic Rhapsody (2021)

Johan Dalene & Christian Ihle Hadland - Nordic Rhapsody (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 68:07 | 290 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BIS

Only 20 years old, Johan Dalene has already been hailed as ‘a musician of special sensibilities’ (Gramophone) in possession of ‘a rare fire’ (Diapason), and his début disc, with the concertos of Tchaikovsky and Barber, was described as ‘one of the finest violin débuts of the last decade’ in the BBC Music Magazine. For his second album, the Swedish violinist has chosen repertoire closer to home, with works by six Nordic composers. This is music that lies equally well under the hands of his partner, the Norwegian pianist Christian Ihle Hadland, and together the two offer a programme full of contrasts, and yet with a certain consistent sensibility. Nordic Rhapsody is bookended by two Norwegian composers, Christian Sinding and Edvard Grieg. What is interesting is that even though Sinding’s Suite ‘in the old style’ was composed some 25 years after Grieg’s Sonata No. 1, it is the latter work that is most forward-looking. Here the composer introduces elements of his national style, which in turn would contribute to the development of ‘a Nordic style’.

Armonia Ensemble - Mozart - Salieri (2021)

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Armonia Ensemble - Mozart - Salieri (2021)

Armonia Ensemble - Mozart - Salieri (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 296 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:43
Classical | Label: Genuin

The armonia ensemble, made from the ranks of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the MDR Symphony Orchestra wind sections, dishes up a veritable explosion of sound on their new GENUIN CD. At the heart of their exploration of Harmoniemusik, music for an ensemble of woodwinds, horns, and double bass, is Mozart's "Gran Partita," the opus ultimum of the genre. In addition, the elite wind players allow us to discover three works by Salieri, whose material was crafted just for them: An opera overture, an " Armonia per un tempio della notte,” and a "Piccola Serenata." The armonia ensemble produces a dense, historically informed sound that beautifully showcases the splendor of these four extraordinary works.

Maxim Vengerov - Vengerov & Virtuosi (2001)

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Maxim Vengerov - Vengerov & Virtuosi (2001)

Maxim Vengerov - Vengerov & Virtuosi (2001)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 327 MB | 01:07:56
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

Violinist Maxim Vengerov is joined by Virtuosi, an ensemble of 11 violins lead by Mikhail Parhomovksy. 'This is above all a fun record - even more than most collections of violin lollipops a disc for those with a very sweet tooth… Here is a young violinist at the peak of his form enjoying himself from first to last in music undemanding on the ear if not the technique, outrageously showing off in a way that for most will be very endearing. Not that the playing is extrovert all the time… 'Meditationi' from Massenet's Thais conveys a rare depth of feeling, making it more than just a lyrical interlude.

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Österreichisches Ensemble - Arvo Pärt: Miserere (2021)

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Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Österreichisches Ensemble - Arvo Pärt: Miserere (2021)

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Österreichisches Ensemble - Arvo Pärt: Miserere (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:11:38 | 282 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BR-Klassik

On the occasion of the 85th birthday of Arvo Pärt (September 2020) and the 75th anniversary of the Bavarian Radio Chorus (May 2021). The Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, born in 1935, has succeeded in bringing sacred music back to a broader audience, and away from the confines of the church service, more than almost any other contemporary composer. The meditative character of his works, and his return to the simplest and most basic musical forms, convey moments of intense spirituality. Before his emigration from the Soviet Union, Pärt had already invented what he termed the tintinnabuli style of composition (from the Latin word for a bell).

Thüringer Bach Collegium & Gernot Süßmuth - Schweitzer: The Resurrection of Christ (2021)

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Thüringer Bach Collegium & Gernot Süßmuth - Schweitzer: The Resurrection of Christ (2021)

Thüringer Bach Collegium & Gernot Süßmuth - Schweitzer: The Resurrection of Christ (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:38:50 | 469 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CapriccioNR

Only few testimonies provide us any details about this now little known but once esteemed composer. Born in Coburg, 1735, Anton Schweitzer died 1787 in Gotha, where he had settled following the Weimar palace fire in 1774. Regrettably, only relatively few manuscripts have survived. Some of the works recorded here (which comprise almost the entire existing church music) have been preserved in several copies, which were recently found in different archives in Thuringia. This recording shows us a colorful virtuoso music of an unjustly forgotten composer.

Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (2021)

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Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (2021)

Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 02:36:11 | 613 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Accentus Music

"The St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the greatest works in the history of music. Whenever I study this epochal composition, I always ask myself the question: How can a work of music, which is performed each year in thousands of performances, has been scientifically and artistically interpreted for decades, and worshiped for centuries, remain a new, contemporary, and at the same time universal and supreme idea?It can be achieved if that which is defined as established and comprehensive, and appears or is accepted as unshakeable, is set in motion without capping the connections to the work itself and its musical- historical, intellectual and theological foundations." says Hans-Christoph Rademann about one of the monumental sacred works of music history. In November 2020, Rademann and the Gaechinger Cantorey ensemble and chorus, together with an extraordinary group of soloists, set out to lend a new and fresh perspective to Bach's timeless masterpiece of raging choirs, intimate chorales, and emotionally charged arias, which, with its drama and pictorial quality, allows the listener to experience the well-known Passion story again and again as something completely new and unheard-of.

Noémi Győri, Katalin Kokas, Péter Bársony, Dóra Kokas - Haydn & Mozart: Flute Quartets (2021)

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Noémi Győri, Katalin Kokas, Péter Bársony, Dóra Kokas - Haydn & Mozart: Flute Quartets (2021)

Noémi Győri, Katalin Kokas, Péter Bársony, Dóra Kokas - Haydn & Mozart: Flute Quartets (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 67:59 | 267 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Hungaroton

This is not the first time that these four artists have played together in concert, but this fact does not diminish in the least, indeed, it only serves to further enhance the attractiveness of the event. Anyone who has already heard flautist Noémi Győri playing with her string colleagues Katalin Kokas, Dóra Kokas and Péter Bársony knows full well that they are in for a chamber music experience unlike any other. Just like their Marble Hall concert last January, here too the bulk of the programme comprises works by Haydn and Mozart.

Monastic Chor of the Solemnity of Saint Benedict & Stefano Concordia - Vir Dei Benedictus (2021)

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Monastic Chor of the Solemnity of Saint Benedict & Stefano Concordia - Vir Dei Benedictus (2021)

Monastic Chor of the Solemnity of Saint Benedict & Stefano Concordia - Vir Dei Benedictus (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 308 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 229 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:07:24
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: fonè Records

The laus perennis that the monks every day in their psalmody offer to the Lord, is adorned with hymns, antiphons and responsories; all chants drawn from the ancient gregorian repertory. With this daily practice and custom, the monks become almost the only custodians and specialists of this patrimony of the highest religious, cultural and artistic merit that is gregorian chant. The monks of Montecassino – always faithful cultivators of this venerable chant, proper to the lit- urgy of the Church – with the present CD want to make these melodies, which are an elevated form of prayer, resound also outside of the monastery walls. The recording was completed at the Tomb of St. Benedict and is intended as an affectionate hymn of sons towards their father and master: in fact, a good part of the liturgy of the Solemnity of St.Benedict of the traditional date of March 21 was performed.

Kadri Tegelmann, Maarten Ornstein & Mike Fentross - Laula! (2021)

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Kadri Tegelmann, Maarten Ornstein & Mike Fentross - Laula! (2021)

Kadri Tegelmann, Maarten Ornstein & Mike Fentross - Laula! (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 206 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:53:26
Classical, Vocal | Label: Zefir Records

Laula! is the third album by Mike Fentross and Maarten Ornstein; following our debut duo album, Oblivion Soave and having worked with Rima Khcheich on our second album Ombre de Mon Amant, we are once again collaborating with an extraordinary singer — the Estonian mezzo-soprano Kadri Tegelmann. She is not only a superb interpreter of the Baroque music, as featured here, but she also introduced us to the deep and rich tradition of Baltic vocal music with its many folksongs, hymns and chants.