Malin Byström & Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra - Orchestral Songs (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Malin Byström & Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra - Orchestral Songs (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Malin Byström & Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra - Orchestral Songs (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 51:07 | 519 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Malin Byström is a Swedish soprano, trained at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. She has been coached by Jonathan Morris since 1997 and collaborates with him, still to this day. In 2016 Malin Byström received the Litteris et Artibus medal and in 2018 she was appointed Hovsågerska (Court Singer) by H.M. the King. She was named Female Singer of the Year in the 2018 International Opera Awards. This is Malin's debut album (solo) with orchestral songs by Ture Rangström, Austrian Alban Berg and Duparc. Recorded(2019) together with HSO under the direction of the chief conductor Stefan Solyom.

Russell Watson - 20 (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Russell Watson - 20 (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Russell Watson - 20 (2020) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 48:03 minutes | 278 MB
Pop, Opera | Label: BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd, Official Digital Download

Album ‘20’ is set for release in October, twenty years on from Russell Watson’s acclaimed and hugely successful debut album ‘The Voice’.

Mozart – Die Zauberflote (Karl Bohm, Berliner Philharmoniker, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Roberta Peters) (1964/2016) SACD ISO

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Mozart – Die Zauberflote (Karl Bohm, Berliner Philharmoniker, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Roberta Peters) (1964/2016) SACD ISO

Mozart – Die Zauberflote (Karl Bohm, Berliner Philharmoniker, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Roberta Peters) (1964/2016)
SACD Rip | 2xSACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 02:27:11 | Front Cover | 5.92 GB

This is a very satisfying account of ‘Die Zauberflöte‘, principally on account of Böhm’s handling of the score. He inspires the Berlin Philharmonic to convey a Masonic ‘gravitas’ which is in keeping with the philosophy of Enlightenment Reason which lurks behind the pantomime elements of this unusual work. You will certainly find deliberate speeds here, which may not be to your taste if you like fleet, revisionist, original-instrument Mozart. Vocally it’s the women in this recording that have had a bad press: but Evelyn Lear has some lovely tones in her voice even if there are occasions when Pamina’s music presents her with challenges.

Duisburger Philharmoniker & Axel Kober - Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Duisburger Philharmoniker & Axel Kober - Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Duisburger Philharmoniker & Axel Kober - Richard Wagner- Götterdämmerung (2020) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 04:10:32 minutes | 2,29 GB
Classical, Opera | Label: CAvi-music, Official Digital Download

The Rhine is where Richard Wagner’s cycle of operas “Der Ring des Nibelungen” begins and ends – and it was beside the Rhine in 1851 that the composer first dreamed of this equally visionary and monumental work. Even if Wagner’s plans for a festival would ultimately be realised in an entirely different part of Germany, the performance of a “Ring on the Rhine” will always remain something very special.

Anna Patalong, The BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo - Alwyn: Miss Julie (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Anna Patalong, The BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo - Alwyn: Miss Julie (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anna Patalong, Benedict Nelson, Rosie Aldridge, Samuel Sakker, The BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo - Alwyn: Miss Julie (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 115:02 minutes | 1,87 GB
Classical, Opera | Label: Chandos Records, Official Digital Download

‘Why has this intense, brilliantly orchestrated, claustrophobically gripping masterpiece been so neglected since its 1977 premiere?’ asked Richard Morrison in The Times of the concert performance in the Barbican that preceded this recording.

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists - Handel Semele, HWV 58 (Live) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists - Handel Semele, HWV 58 (Live) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists - Handel Semele, HWV 58 (Live) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 02:25:43 minutes | 2,83 GB
Classical, Opera | Label: SDG, Official Digital Download

Handel’s dramatic opera-oratorio Semele, which was recorded from a live performance at London’s Alexandra Palace Theatre in May 2019.

Nuria Rial & Artemandoline - Venice's Fragrance (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Nuria Rial & Artemandoline - Venice's Fragrance (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Nuria Rial & Artemandoline - Venice's Fragrance (2020) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 01:08:37 minutes | 726 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Official Digital Download

The baroque ensemble Artemandoline and the renowned soprano Nuria Rial are set to release their new album Venice’s Fragrance on June 12th, on the German label Sony, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and on the French label Sony France.

VA - Bizet: Carmen (Remastered) (1978/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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VA - Bizet: Carmen (Remastered) (1978/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Teresa Berganza, Plácido Domingo, Ileana Cotrubas, Sherrill Milnes, The Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra & Claudio Abbado - Bizet: Carmen (Remastered) (1978/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 157:05 minutes | 5,38 GB
Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, Official Digital Download

Newly remastered at Emil Berliner Studios. Abbado’s years with the London Symphony Orchestra resulted in three celebrated sets with the Spanish mezzo Teresa Berganza in central roles – and few could be more “central” than Bizet’s Carmen. Made in 1977, the recording followed staged performances directed by Piero Fagioni at the Edinburgh Festival. Berganza had studied the Carmen story, immersed herself in the opera’s background and delivered a characterization that emphasized the gipsy’s nobility, while Abbado’s conducting was both dramatic and vividly coloured.

Joyce DiDonato, Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Il Pomo d'Oro, Händel, Maxim Emelyanychev - Händel: Agrippina (2020) [24/44]

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Joyce DiDonato, Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Il Pomo d'Oro, Händel, Maxim Emelyanychev - Händel: Agrippina (2020) [24/44]

Joyce DiDonato, Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Il Pomo d'Oro, Händel, Maxim Emelyanychev - Händel: Agrippina (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 3:50:22 | 2.37 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover, d.booklet

The American mezzo sings the title role of the scheming Roman matriarch in a starrily-cast recording of Handel's early opera with Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.