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Arleen Augér, Lambert Orkis - Schubert: Lieder (1991)

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Arleen Augér, Lambert Orkis - Schubert: Lieder (1991)

Arleen Augér, Lambert Orkis - Schubert: Lieder (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 217 Mb | Total time: 67:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | VC 7 91195-2 | Recorded: 1990

This is a fine recital of 23 Schubert Lieder, including some popular favorites like Gretchen am Spinnrade, Ganymed, Du bist die Ruh', An Silvia, etc., alongside some less well-known works. Arleen Auger was a celebrated interpreter of this repertoire and sings beautifully. She is accompanied by Lambert Orkis on a fortepiano, so this is one of the few available Schubert song recitals with period accompaniment.

Olga Peretyatko, Ivor Bolton, Sinfonieorchester Basel - Mozart + (2019)

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Olga Peretyatko, Ivor Bolton, Sinfonieorchester Basel - Mozart + (2019)

Olga Peretyatko, Ivor Bolton, Sinfonieorchester Basel - Mozart + (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 281 Mb | Total time: 60:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 19075919052 | Recorded: 2019

Mozart+ is an exceptional selection of some of the most beautiful concert and opera arias by W.A. Mozart as well as discoveries of largely unknown arias from operas by Tommaso Traetta, Giovanni Paisiello and Vicente Martín y Soler, reflecting the exchange of musical ideas between Mozart and his contemporaries and getting these three composers out of Mozart's shadow.

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors (2015)

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George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - The 5 countertenors (2015)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata, Vince Yi -The 5 countertenors: Jommelli, Porpora, Galuppi, Handel, Mysliveček, J.C. Bach, Gluck, Bertoni, Hasse (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 349 Mb | Total time: 63:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 8094 | Recorded: 2013

Decca’s new release brings together five of the world’s most renowned countertenors, who bring the rich world of baroque opera to life. Once rarely heard, countertenors are now firmly established on the operatic stage and concert platform and their popularity has reached an all-time high. This album features virtuosic highlights from baroque opera and showcases the extraordinary abilities of five astonishing artists: Max Emanuel Cencic, Yuriy Mynenko, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata and Vince Yi.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Nadja Michael, Kurt Streit - Cherubini: Medee (2012)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Nadja Michael, Kurt Streit - Cherubini: Medee (2012)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Nadja Michael, Kurt Streit - Cherubini: Médée (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.32+2.35 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 138 min
Classical | BelAir | Sub: Français, Nederlands, English, Deutsch

Written in 1797, Cherubini's faithful version of Euripides' ancient tragedy is one of the most savage and powerful works of the opera repertoire, relating the cruel vengeance of a wounded woman for whom infanticide seems to be the only solution to her humiliation in love. As a continuation of Gluck's music, Cherubini's work is of boundless emotion, at once a refined, terrifying and desperate portent of a tragic outcome.

Fibonacci Sequence - Schubert: Octet (2012)

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Fibonacci Sequence - Schubert: Octet (2012)

Fibonacci Sequence - Schubert: Octet (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:22 | 299 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deux-Elles | Catalog: DX 1145

The Fibonacci Sequence is a versatile chamber ensemble based in the United Kingdom, and since 1994 it has been the artist in residence at Kingston University. The group consists of musicians of international stature who are well-versed in the chamber repertoire, and the personnel shifts according to the needs of a given work. In the case of Franz Schubert's Octet in F major, D. 803, the instrumentation of clarinet, bassoon, horn, and string quintet (which includes a double bass) is not a conventional grouping, yet Fibonacci is flexible enough to fill the parts with performers who sound attuned to each other, as if they had played together for years.

Uwe Christian Harrer, Leondinger Symphony Orchestra - Salieri: Emperor's Mass, Magnificat, Dixit Dominus, Organ Concerto (1997)

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Uwe Christian Harrer, Leondinger Symphony Orchestra - Salieri: Emperor's Mass, Magnificat, Dixit Dominus, Organ Concerto (1997)

Uwe Christian Harrer, Leondinger Symphony Orchestra - Salieri: Emperor's Mass, Magnificat, Dixit Dominus, Organ Concerto (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 52:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Koch Schwann | 3-1288-2 H1 | Recorded: 1996

…Early though it may be, [the Organ Concerto] is a joyous work that reminds me of Haydn's organ concertos….[The `Emperor's Mass'] soars majestically and would surely have been effective in honoring the emperor. The St Florian Boys' Choir is well disciplined, but they do have that raw sound often found in Central European–as opposed to British–choir boys…

Facundo Agudin, Orchestre Musique des Lumières - Giovanni Simone Mayr: Demetrio, Re di Siria (2012)

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Facundo Agudin, Orchestre Musique des Lumières - Giovanni Simone Mayr: Demetrio, Re di Siria (2012)

Facundo Agudin, Orchestre Musique des Lumières - Giovanni Simone Mayr: Demetrio, Re di Siria (2012)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 888 Mb | Total time: 73:34+82:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: OehmsClassics | OC958 | Recorded: 2011

The current renaissance in conjunction with the works of Giovanni Simone Mayr is not surprising, but is certainly necessary. With Demetrio, he left to posterity a masterpiece that belongs on the great stages of the world. Mayr’s late work is a mixture of romantic anticipation, stylistic reminiscences of Mozart and Haydn, bel canto elements and a touch of Rossini, all worked into a unique form. Of particular note is Mayr’s melodic inventiveness. Here OehmsClassics presents a live performace of Demetrio recorded at the Moutier Festival (Switzerland) in June 2011.

Wilhelm Kempff - Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (1988)

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Wilhelm Kempff - Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (1988)

Wilhelm Kempff - Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:40:06 | 1.85 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 423 496-2

Wilhelm Kempff was a master of poetic lyricism, with a wondrous keyboard touch and a breathtaking command of subtle dynamics and tonal colorations–all invaluable attributes of any Schubert interpreter. He also had the knack of holding together large structures that can often seem aimless, thus avoiding another trap many pianists fall into, that of lavishing so much attention on passing detail that Schubert's "heavenly lengths" can seem wayward wanderings. The one criticism often heard is that Kempff emphasizes poetry at the expense of drama. This magnificent set leaves that claim unsubstantiated.

Alexander Kniazev, Edouard Oganessian - Mozart: Cello Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2005)

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Alexander Kniazev, Edouard Oganessian - Mozart: Cello Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2005)

Alexander Kniazev, Edouard Oganessian - Mozart: Cello Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:36 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | Catalog: 2

Customarily, the booklet notes for recordings containing music transcribed for instruments other than those for which it was written make the argument that such transcriptions were normal, accepted, and so on, in the years when the music was written. The ones for this disc make the same argument, but it's not so relevant in this case – the musicians here join performance style to transcription in an effort to make something new, not just to fill a hole in the cellist's repertory (Mozart never wrote anything for solo cello). The transcriptions from Mozart's sonatas for violin and keyboard were made by cellist Alexander Kniazev, but it is pianist Edouard Oganessian who sets the tone for much of the music.

Amadeus Quartet - Schubert: String Quintet, Mozart: Adagio & Fugue in C minor (2001)

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Amadeus Quartet - Schubert: String Quintet, Mozart: Adagio & Fugue in C minor (2001)

Amadeus Quartet - Schubert: String Quintet, Mozart: Adagio & Fugue in C minor (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:27 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Polydor | Catalog: 423 543-2

Among the genre of Strings Quartets, there's no other that reveals the quintessence of the post-romantic atmosphere like this Op. This is without any doubt one of the last masterpieces of Schubert. Written in 1828, it epitomizes and depicts the slight barrier between dream and reality, creating an illusionist atmosphere that leaves behind itself any the previous attempt. It's such its kaleidoscopic conjunction of unsaid feelings and thoughts that may be regarded like a musical canvas which transcends by far the limits of its historical moment.

Peter Kopp - Naumann: Masses (2009)

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Peter Kopp - Naumann: Masses (2009)

Peter Kopp - Naumann: Masses (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:23 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ars Musici | Catalog: 232237

Although little known today, during his lifetime Johann Gottlieb Naumann (1741–1801) occupied a very respected niche in the world of late 18th-century music. Born and raised near Dresden, his career was largely made there; after moving to northern Italy in 1757 for further musical training (his teachers there included Padre Martini), he was called to the Saxon imperial court in 1764 on the recommendation of Johann Adolf Hasse as second church composer, attaining promotion to Kapellmeister in 1776.

Lorraine McAslan - Leopold Hofmann: Violin Concertos (1998)

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Lorraine McAslan - Leopold Hofmann: Violin Concertos (1998)

Lorraine McAslan - Leopold Hofmann: Violin Concertos (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:11 | 318 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8554233

Written by a contemporary of Mozart, these are wonderfully pleasing pieces.Some of the movements such as the last movement of the B-flat major concerto and the middle movement of the G major concerto are outstanding. The performance is very good and McAslan, the violinist, is outstanding (clean and expressive).

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Antonio Salieri: La Grotta di Trofonio (2006)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Antonio Salieri: La Grotta di Trofonio (2006)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Salieri: La Grotta di Trofonio (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.05 Gb | Total time: 75:33+62:15+39:08 (bonus) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambroisie | AMB 9986 | Recorded: 2005

Now unfairly stigmatised (due to Pushkin and the film Amadeus) as Mozart’s sinister Nemesis, Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) enjoyed the more successful career as an opera composer. His comedy Trofonio’s Cave, written to a clever libretto by Giambattista Casti, was staged at Vienna’s Burgtheater in October 1785, just a few months before Figaro debuted there, and kept its place in the repertory for 30 years. If posterity gave the palm to Mozart, his contemporaries preferred Salieri. And indeed the Italian’s attractive score to this text describing the effects of entering a magic cave upon two pairs of lovers – one quiet and earnest, the other noisy hedonists – is full of good things.

The Umeå Sinfonietta, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Vaňhal: Concerto for 2 Bassoons, 2 Sinfonias (1992)

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The Umeå Sinfonietta, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Vaňhal: Concerto for 2 Bassoons, 2 Sinfonias (1992)

The Umeå Sinfonietta, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Vaňhal: Concerto for 2 Bassoons, 2 Sinfonias (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 48:45 | 298 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 288

Yes, this disc includes a rarity: a concerto for two bassoons! The bassoonists, Annika Wallin and Arne Nilsson, do a great job. So does the orchestra, the Umea Sinfonietta, from northern Sweden. Jan Vanhal's beautiful two-bassoon concerto is the key work on this disc. And for those who don't know who Vanhal was, well, he wrote plenty of music. In 1777, Mozart played the solo part in a concert performance of a Vanhal violin concerto. In 1784, Haydn, von Dittersdorf, Mozart, and Vanhal played some string quartets together at the home of composer Stephen Sorace (Haydn on first violin, Dittersdorf on second violin, and Vanhal on cello).

Clifford Curzon, Amadeus Quartet, Dennis Brain - Mozart: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Quintet (1990)

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Clifford Curzon, Amadeus Quartet, Dennis Brain - Mozart: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Quintet (1990)

Clifford Curzon, Amadeus Quartet, Dennis Brain - Mozart: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Horn Quintet (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:56 | 236 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 425960

Curzon record is of high quality, and it is good to have this example of his superlative artistry in the music of Mozart, a composer who was particularly close to his heart. Indeed, Curzon's stylistic perfection in Mozart was formed at a time when this composer was often much less well served than he is now. Curzon and the Amadeus Quartet were old friends, and in these versions there is clearly a close rapport between all four players, though [Norbert] Brainin's distinctive, slowish, wide vibrato was already very noticeable in September 1952, when the recordings were made, and seems out of style in Mozart. In every other respect these are superlative, beautifully poised performances.