Valery Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker & Symphony No. 4 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Valery Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker & Symphony No. 4 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Valery Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker & Symphony No. 4 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 2:09:02 | 2.45 Gb
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On the 18th December, 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre, 'The Nutcracker' was first introduced to the world. Now, almost 125 years since that opening night and from the very same hall, the Mariinsky’s current Artistic Director, Valery Gergiev, reveals only his second recording of Tchaikovsky’s ballet masterpiece. A perfectly judged realisation of one of classical music’s most cherished works.

Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Symphonies 4, 6 & 7 & Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2016) [Official Digital Download]

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Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Symphonies 4, 6 & 7 & Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Symphonies 4, 6 & 7 & Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48-96 kHz | 2:38:15 | 1600 mb
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This major release launches the Mariinsky label’s projects to honour the 125th anniversary of Prokofiev’s birth. A long-time champion of the music of Prokofiev, Valery Gergiev conducts Symphonies Nos 4, 6 & 7, coupled with Piano Concertos Nos 4 and 5. The result is a 2-SACD set programmed to showcase some of Prokofiev’s finest works written before and after the Second World War.

Camille & Julie Berthollet - Nos 4 Saisons (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Camille & Julie Berthollet - Nos 4 Saisons (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Camille & Julie Berthollet - Nos 4 Saisons (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1&96 kHz | Time - 61:35 minutes | 1.14 GB
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We are so excited and thrilled to finally reveal this project, which we have been imagining and developing for months… « Nos 4 saisons », our four seasons! We heard The Four Seasons for the first time before we even knew how to talk, and the sound of the violin is one of our first memories. It's as if we always knew we would return to this repertoire one day, that we would happily dive back into our childhood. Vivaldi has laid the foundations of all modern music with his work, and if you listen well, you find his harmonies in all of today’s pop music. With this album, we built our own bridge between classical music that made us grow and the song that has soothed us for a long time. It was obvious for us to record these four seasons together, as sisters, with our common vision of the work.” – Camille & Julie Berthollet

Mary Bevan & Joseph Middleton - The Divine Muse (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Mary Bevan & Joseph Middleton - The Divine Muse (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mary Bevan & Joseph Middleton - The Divine Muse (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:35 minutes | 0.99 GB
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After the success of their debut disc, ‘Voyages’, Mary Bevan and Joseph Middleton present their second recital disc exploring Lieder in German and Italian by Schubert, Haydn and Wolf. The programme is woven around songs inspired by the ‘muses’ of the day, both mythological and divine.

Ana de la Vega, Ramón Ortega Quero, Trondheim Soloists - Haydn, A. Stamitz & C. Stamitz: Concertos (2020) [24/96]

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Ana de la Vega, Ramón Ortega Quero, Trondheim Soloists - Haydn, A. Stamitz & C. Stamitz: Concertos (2020) [24/96]

Ana de la Vega, Ramón Ortega Quero, Trondheim Soloists - Haydn, A. Stamitz & C. Stamitz: Concertos (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:30 minutes | 1.14 GB
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Flautist Ana de la Vega teams up with two-time ECHO award-winning oboist Ramón Ortega Quero and the Trondheim Soloists on her second PENTATONE album, to explore the intricate and unique relationship between flute and oboe in concertos by Joseph Haydn and Carl Stamitz. The programme consists of two concertos Haydn originally designed for two lire organizzate, as well as Stamitz’s Concerto for flute, oboe and orchestra in G major. The recording also features the latter’s vibrant and virtuosic but rarely recorded Flute Concerto in D major, which offers some of the finest writing for flute of the entire Classical era.

Civitas Ensemble - Jin Yin (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Civitas Ensemble - Jin Yin (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Civitas Ensemble - Jin Yin (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:08 minutes | 1.37 GB
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Chicago’s Civitas Ensemble presents a spectrum of new instrumental works by living Chinese composers, each with a unique perspective on Western and Far Eastern musical sensibilities. Spearheaded by Shanghai-born violinist Yuan-Qing Yu, a Civitas founding member and assistant concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Jin Yin (“Golden Tone”) comprises world-premiere recordings of works by Yao Chen, Vivian Fung, and Lu Pei, plus specially made new arrangements of pieces from Zhou Long and Chen Yi.

Fine Arts Quartet - Beethoven: Works for String Quartet (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Fine Arts Quartet - Beethoven: Works for String Quartet (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Fine Arts Quartet - Beethoven: Works for String Quartet (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:10 minutes | 1.32 GB
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The string quartets of Beethoven are among the greatest works of their kind, but he composed other works for quartet which have been neglected. This album is dedicated to these intriguing rarities. Alongside the wild and monumental Grosse Fuge, in many ways the culmination of Beethoven’s achievements in the string quartet genre, this recording further displays his mastery of counterpoint by bringing to light brilliant yet forgotten original versions of his quartets Op. 18, No. 1 and Op. 131, plus six virtually unknown miniatures, including his Preludes and Fugues.

David Jacques - 14 Histoires de guitares (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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David Jacques - 14 Histoires de guitares (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

David Jacques - 14 Histoires de guitares (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:33 minutes | 1.31 GB
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Classical guitarist David Jacques has assembled a private collection of rare guitars made by the finest luthiers of the past 400 years. With his new album 14 Guitar Stories, Jacques becomes the first guitarist to play all 14 instruments on the same recording. Each guitar is featured in repertoire that is appropriate to the instrument’s era, and each has a story to tell.

Taktus - Taktus: Mirrored Glass (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Taktus - Taktus: Mirrored Glass (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Taktus - Taktus: Mirrored Glass (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:28 minutes | 1.07 GB
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Taktus Duo’s MIRRORED GLASS is all about examining similarities and differences, like reality and the image in the mirror. Creating a two-sided album, percussionists Greg Harrison and Jonny Smith take inspiration from piano composers Ann Southam and Philip Glass and filter their music through the sounds of the marimba.

Julien Libeer - Bach Bartók (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Julien Libeer - Bach Bartók (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Julien Libeer - Bach Bartók (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:23 minutes | 973 GB
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Beyond their lifelong interest in keyboard instruments of all types (organ, harpsichord and clavichord in the case of Bach; modern piano as a percussion instrument in the case of Bartók), other shared concerns connect these two giants of classical music who at first glance appear to be polar opposites.

Aarón Zapico, Emilio Moreno - The Melancholic Bach: Music for Viola da braccio and Harpsichord (2020) [24/88]

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Aarón Zapico, Emilio Moreno - The Melancholic Bach: Music for Viola da braccio and Harpsichord (2020) [24/88]

Aarón Zapico, Emilio Moreno - The Melancholic Bach: Music for Viola da braccio and Harpsichord (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:24 minutes | 0.98 GB
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With The Melancholic Bach, Emilio Moreno delves pensively and wistfully into the realms of the music that Bach might have written for the viola. This new Glossa album is in fact, by turns, a reflective but also an uplifting treat from beginning to end. Moreno, of course, is a violinist as well as a violist: with the former he has been directing his ensembles La Real Cámara and El Concierto Español, whilst with the latter instrument for many years he has been leading the violas of Orchestra of the 18th Century.

Patrick Gallois - The Art of Patrick Gallois, Vol. 1: Morceaux de concours de Paris (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Patrick Gallois - The Art of Patrick Gallois, Vol. 1: Morceaux de concours de Paris (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Patrick Gallois - The Art of Patrick Gallois, Vol. 1: Morceaux de concours de Paris (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:05:27 | 1.14 Gb
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This is the first album of the series by Maestro Patrick Gallois plays masterpieces for flute under the label VIRTUS CLASSICS. Here is a beautiful and charming collection of “morceaux de concours” (examination pieces) of the Paris Conservatory, starting from Faure in 1898 and the beginning of the 20th century.

Joshua Stewart - Rossini: Zelmira (Live) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Joshua Stewart - Rossini: Zelmira (Live) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Joshua Stewart - Rossini: Zelmira (Live) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 2:54:42 | 1.86 Gb
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Zelmira was the last opera Rossini wrote for Naples, knowing it would also be his calling card to Vienna where he had been assured performances. Keen to reconcile the alleged incompatibility between ‘Italian’ melody and ‘German’ harmony, Rossini employed exciting and daring harmonies and a raft of dazzling orchestral effects in this tragedy in which a daughter saves her father, the king, and her son, from usurpers to the throne. The opera was acclaimed wherever it was heard, and this recording presents the revised and triumphant Paris version.

Gyorgy Sandor - Sándor Plays Chopin & Beethoven (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Gyorgy Sandor - Sándor Plays Chopin & Beethoven (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Gyorgy Sandor - Sándor Plays Chopin & Beethoven (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 44:59 | 475 mb
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Few musicians were more significantly linked with a single composer than the late Hungarian-American pianist György Sándor with his teacher Béla Bartók. The authoritative recordings of Bartóks music that Sándor made for American Columbia between 1945 and 1955 and decades later for Sony Classical during his golden years. It also contains his justly famed interpretations of composers ranging from Bach to Rachmaninoff.

Gyorgy Sandor - Sándor Plays Bartók (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Gyorgy Sandor - Sándor Plays Bartók (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Gyorgy Sandor - Sándor Plays Bartók (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 39:32 | 427 mb
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Few musicians were more significantly linked with a single composer than the late Hungarian-American pianist György Sándor with his teacher Béla Bartók. The authoritative recordings of Bartóks music that Sándor made for American Columbia between 1945 and 1955 and decades later for Sony Classical during his golden years. It also contains his justly famed interpretations of composers ranging from Bach to Rachmaninoff.