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Dong-Suk Kang, Gothenburg SO, Neeme Jarvi - Jean Sibelius: Humoresques, Serenades, Overture, Ballet Scene (1990)

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Dong-Suk Kang, Gothenburg SO, Neeme Jarvi - Jean Sibelius: Humoresques, Serenades, Overture, Ballet Scene (1990)

Jean Sibelius - Six Humoresques, Two Serenades, Overture in E major, Ballet Scene (1990)
Dong-Suk Kang, violin; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-472 | Time: 01:01:42

The two Serenades ‘sung’ by the more rapturously Oistrakh-like Kang are sentimental and are recorded with rich immediacy. The Six Humoresques also arrive courtesy of Kang. These are magical bonbons - each weighted and balanced to perfection even though I favour the rawer vintage set glowingly recorded by Rosand and still available on Vox. True Sibelians must not miss these works and Kang and his orchestra do catch these silvery spells and confident little drinking songs - pride and eloquence, seduction and midnight poetry haunt these pages and it's all one especially well.

Malmo Opera Orchestra, Dario Salvi - Humperdinck: Stage Works (2020)

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Malmo Opera Orchestra, Dario Salvi - Humperdinck: Stage Works (2020)

Malmo Opera Orchestra, Dario Salvi - Humperdinck: Stage Works (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:13:23 | 285 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

Engelbert Humperdinck won a worldwide reputation through his application of Wagnerian techniques to folk music in Hänsel und Gretel. But he wrote far more widely for the stage than is acknowledged, and this selection focuses on long overlooked works that reveal Humperdinck’s flair for romance, comedy and innovation. These include music for one of the first full-colour silent films, the spectacular Das Wunder (1912); the passionate, ethereal small cantata Die Wallfahrt nach Kevlaar; the rich antique flavour of Lysistrata; as well as his dance-saturated and serenely beautiful incidental music for Der Kaufmann von Venedig.

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House & Koen Kessels - Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words (2020)

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Orchestra of the Royal Opera House & Koen Kessels - Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words (2020)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House & Koen Kessels - Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:29:04 | 830 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Opus Arte

This is an album recording of the stunning music from the ballet feature film created by the International Emmy Award-winning Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. It stars the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Koen Kessels as they perform Sergei Prokofiev’s original score. Highlighting the essence of MacMillan’s world-renowned choreography, Nunn and Trevitt’s Romeo and Juliet takes us into the action with striking intimacy that is enhanced by the skilled interpretations of the musicians. Recorded on location, the present album’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet is a production that is internationally recognized as being at the zenith of dance storytelling.

Renaud Capuçon, Edgar Moreau - Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1, Cello Sonata No. 1 & Piano Trio No. 2 (2020)

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Renaud Capuçon, Edgar Moreau - Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1, Cello Sonata No. 1 & Piano Trio No. 2 (2020)

Renaud Capuçon, Edgar Moreau - Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1, Cello Sonata No. 1 & Piano Trio No. 2 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:15:45 | 308 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

It's always a good thing when a new recording fills a hole in the catalogue, and this all-Saint-Saëns chamber programme from seasoned collaborators Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou and Edgar Moreau is one of those. Firstly because, while there already exists a generous smattering of readings of the first violin and cello sonatas from a range of top names, they tend not to be paired with each other. Plus, they've never been paired with the magnificent Piano Trio No. 2, which itself has been much less recorded. Add the fact that here we have not just three of France's finest artists, but among them the pianist who carried off Gramophone's “2019 Recording of the Year” precisely for his Saint-Saëns (recording of Concertos Nos. 2 & 5), and there's a whole host of reasons why this album deserves your full attention.

Wolfgang Rübsam - J.S. Bach: French Suites BWV812-817 (2020)

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Wolfgang Rübsam - J.S. Bach: French Suites BWV812-817 (2020)

Wolfgang Rübsam - J.S. Bach: French Suites BWV812-817 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:30:07 | 806 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

It was Georg Böhm who introduced Bach to French harpsichord music and the appropriate manner of playing. Thanks to Böhm’s introduction, Bach, the German harpsichordist, was able to perform French dance music of the era of Louis XIV at gatherings of the nobility, thus becoming familiar with the music of his French contemporaries such as François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Louis Marchand. Among the harpsichord pieces which Bach composed in the French style, besides many separate suites, are the English and French Suites (both completed as series in Cöthen and Leipzig in 1718-1725), and the Six Partitas. Bach included in the French Suites the customary sequence of allemande, courante, sarabande and gigue, with additional short movements between the sarabande and gigue. The dances are based on French models, but have no preludes and are generally of a more modest scale, both less stylized and less demanding technically.Played by one of the foremost keyboard players of today, Wolfgang Rübsam, on the Lute Harpsichord.

Riley Lee - The Five Elements (2020)

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Riley Lee - The Five Elements (2020)

Riley Lee - The Five Elements (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:12:45 | 328 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Australian Broadcasting Corp

Five Elements will take you on kaleidoscopic journey through the Australian landscape that traverses universal concepts linking humanity to our natural environment and spiritual core through music. ​Drawing inspiration from the belief in many ancient cultures that the entire universe was made of just five fundamental elements, earth, air, water, fire and ether, Riley Lee and the Enigma Quartet have commissioned and selected music from Australia’s finest compositional voices to present a strikingly original concert.

Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Anders Miolin - Romantic (2020)

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Anders Miolin - Romantic (2020)

Anders Miolin - Romantic (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:17:42 | 313 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Prima Classic

Anders Miolin's new album Romantic is a personal selection of pieces from the Romantic period, newly arranged for the 12-String guitar DODEKA. It is the second album in a long series of captivating thematic recordings to be released in the coming years with PRIMA CLASSIC.Starting with Beethoven, the pioneer of the Romantic period, going through Chopin and Schubert, and finishing with Coste and Mertzboth of which composed for the guitarAnders takes these eternal pieces written for piano, 6 and 7-string guitars and makes his own arrangements, delivered by the lush and expansive sound of his 12-string guitar DODEKA, the only of its kind in existence.

Julius-Jeongwon Kim & Kwangchul Youn - Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss (2020)

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Julius-Jeongwon Kim & Kwangchul Youn - Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss (2020)

Julius-Jeongwon Kim & Kwangchul Youn - Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss (2020)
FLAC tracks | 47:51 | 190 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Universal Music Ltd.

Pianist Julius-Jeongwon Kim is commonly recognized as Korea’s best pianist of the current generation. He has received praise for his poetic sensitivity and energetic display of emotions; his versatile career has led to acclaimed performances on stages worldwide. Having been recognized as a child prodigy in his early days, he won first prizes at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition, the Bösendorfer International Piano Competition, and the Elena Rombro Stepanow International Piano Competition.

The Piano Guys - 10 (2020) [2CDs] {Sony Masterworks}

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The Piano Guys - 10 (2020) [2CDs] {Sony Masterworks}

The Piano Guys - 10 (2020) [2CDs] {Sony Masterworks}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 0 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 688MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 246MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Pop

Having spent the last decade together releasing chart-topping music, debuting stunningly original music videos and touring in sold-out venues across the globe, THE PIANO GUYS will celebrate their tenth anniversary as a group with the release of their tenth new album 10, out November 20 from Sony Music Masterworks. The 2-disc album reflects on The Piano Guys' greatest career moments thus far with 15 newly-remastered fan favorite tracks from the past decade as well as introduces their next chapter with 12 recent tracks never-before-released on CD. Over the course of the past decade, The Piano Guys have reached a series of unprecedented milestones on an unbelievable journey around the globe.

Christian-Pierre La Marca - Cello 360 (2020)

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Christian-Pierre La Marca - Cello 360 (2020)

Christian-Pierre La Marca - Cello 360 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:17:00 | 348 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naïve

Christian-Pierre La Marca here presents baroque pieces (for viola da gamba) as well as modern and futuristic music in a highly personal, patterned reflection that is radically innovatory for the instrument and its repertoire, stimulating for the performer and fascinating for the listener. In this cleverly devised sequence, pieces by Marais, Purcell, Telemann, Sainte-Colombe, Dowland and Rameau interact with Grieg, Chaplin, Dutilleux, Escaich, Ligeti, Casals, the Beatles and Sollima, interwoven with electronic music realized by electro-creatives Rayann and M.A.S. during the March 2020 lockdown. As la Marca confides: "I really like the cross-cultural, multi-genre aspect of this album: I love going from one musical style to another, creating links that did not previously exist, so as to reveal the infinite possibilities of the instrument".

Daniel Barenboim - Beethoven Trios (2020)

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Daniel Barenboim - Beethoven Trios (2020)

Daniel Barenboim - Beethoven Trios (2020)
FLAC tracks | 03:26:33 | 793 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Pianist/Conductor Barenboim continues his 2020 Beethoven Journey with a complete recording of Piano Trios. "There is a lack of equality in this world. For only if everyone were equal there would be no conflicts", he says. Equal standing is also indispensable for the piano trios of Beethoven, whom he's always regarded as one of the most important composers. Performed w/ Michael Barenboim & Kian Soltani, who were shaped as concertmaster and principal cellist of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

Trio Imàge - Trio Imàge play Dvořák, Fall, & Dyakov (2020)

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Trio Imàge - Trio Imàge play Dvořák, Fall, & Dyakov (2020)

Trio Imàge - Trio Imàge play Dvořák, Fall, & Dyakov (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 329 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | 01:11:23
Classical | Label: Avi-music

The third album from Trio Image follows the success of their releases of the Piano Trio by Mauricio Kagel and Chamber music by Hans Sommer. The new album consists partly of world premiere recordings of unknown repertoire.

Lahav Shani & Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 & Piano Concerto No. 4 (2020)

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Lahav Shani & Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 & Piano Concerto No. 4 (2020)

Lahav Shani & Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 & Piano Concerto No. 4 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 268 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | 01:13:21
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

For his first album with Warner Classics, Lahav Shani conducts the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in Symphony No. 7 and plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4: two pieces which come from Beethoven’s so-called “middle period”. The classical harmonic tension contributes to the drive of the music as much as the rhythmic propulsion. This music features a clarity of texture and, above all, a unity between the melodic motive and the accompaniment. Acclaimed for his “instant chemistry” with the orchestra, Lahav Shani is considered the shooting star amongst conductors – as Der Tagesspiegel puts it: “The young maestro is simply sensational”.

Jerusalem Quartet - Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 & 5 (2020)

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Jerusalem Quartet - Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 & 5 (2020)

Jerusalem Quartet - Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 & 5 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 323 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | 01:17:29
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

From the opening funeral dirge of the Quartet No.1 to the incandescent frenzy that concludes the fifth, this disc offers a genuine panorama of the Bartókian universe. It's a world unto itself, constantly stamped with the heritage of Hungarian folklore so dear to the composer. Two years after a first volume devoted to the even-numbered works (Nos. 2, 4 and 6), the musicians of the Jerusalem Quartet expertly complete their recording of a key cycle of modern chamber music, a musical saga drawn on the scale of a lifetime.