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Mario Venzago, Berner Symphonieorchester - Anton Bruckner: Symphonies 3 & 6 (2013) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Mario Venzago, Berner Symphonieorchester - Anton Bruckner: Symphonies 3 & 6 (2013) 2CD [Re-Up]

Mario Venzago, Berner Symphonieorchester - Anton Bruckner: Symphonies 3 & 6 (2013) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 420 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 690-2 | Time: 01:45:06

Continuing his impressive series of Anton Bruckner's symphonies on CPO, Mario Venzago leads the Bern Symphony Orchestra in period style performances of the Symphony No. 3 in D minor (1889 version) and the Symphony No. 6 in A major (1881 version), using scores edited by Leopold Nowak. Venzago strives for historically informed performances that give varying perspectives on Bruckner's development, employing different orchestras with each release to reveal important differences in the composer's orchestral conceptions and to show that there wasn't one prescription of how the symphonies should sound. Instead, Venzago rejects the massive and heavy-handed interpretations of the early 20th century and tries to re-create the 19th century sound world in all its variety and intimacy. The glistening, vibrato-less string tone, pungent woodwinds, and crisp brass and timpani are easily distinguished from the more homogenized tone colors of a modern symphony orchestra, and Venzago ensures that these distinctive timbres aren't obscured by keeping the orchestral sections lean and discrete.

Rachel Kolly d'Alba & Christian Chamorel - Lyrical Journey (2017)

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Rachel Kolly d'Alba & Christian Chamorel - Lyrical Journey (2017)

Rachel Kolly d'Alba & Christian Chamorel - Lyrical Journey (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:04:35 | 157 MB
Label: Calliope

Rachel Kolly d'Alba can recall being eager to learn to play the violin from her earliest days, when her parents regularly brought her along to hear concerts by the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. She remembers, "I loved the solo sound, the sound of the violin emerging from the orchestra." Kolly d'Alba now can be heard as soloist with many well-known orchestras and conductors and in recital with pianist Christian Chamorel.

Maria Callas - Live: Remastered Recordings 1949-1964 (2017) (42 CD Box Set)

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Maria Callas - Live: Remastered Recordings 1949-1964 (2017) (42 CD Box Set)

Maria Callas - Live: Remastered Recordings 1949-1964 (2017) (42 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 42CDs, 06:56:13 min | 5,94 Gb | Covers & booklet -> 9,27 mb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Parlophone

Marking the 40th anniversary of Maria Callas’ death (16th September 1977), Maria Callas Live captures the legendary soprano in action on the stages of the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. Thanks to new audio remastering from the best available sources, this set reveals Callas’ compelling genius as a singing actress with a new truthfulness and immediacy. Containing 20 complete operas – including 12 works she never recorded in the studio – and five complete filmed recitals (with two different stagings of Act 2 of Tosca) on Blu-ray, Maria Callas Live is the indispensable complement to Callas Remastered, Warner Classics’ landmark collection of her studio recordings.

Philippe Cassard - Fauré: Ballade, 3 nocturnes, Pelleas et Melissandre, Penelope & Fantaisie (2017)

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Philippe Cassard - Fauré: Ballade, 3 nocturnes, Pelleas et Melissandre, Penelope & Fantaisie (2017)

Philippe Cassard - Fauré: Ballade, 3 nocturnes, Pelleas et Melissandre, Penelope & Fantaisie
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:36 min | 265 MB
Label: La Dolce Volta | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Gabriel Fauré: Master of overwhelming lyricism Fauré fascinates with his vigor, his inexhaustible energy, his radiance, the crystalline arabesques of his piano music. This aristocrat of phrasing, this lover of poetry blazed a trail free of all dogma, on which French pianist Philippe Cassard now embark with fervor.

The Real Chopin: The complete works on period instruments (2010) (21 CD Box Set)

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The Real Chopin: The complete works on period instruments (2010) (21 CD Box Set)

The Real Chopin: The complete works on period instruments (2010) (21 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 21CDs | Covers & booklets included | 4,58 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: NIFC (Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina)

The new recordings of Chopin's works on period instruments allow contemporary listeners to discover the historical models, bringing us closer to the original and to the long-forgotten sound of the Romantic era.

Thomas Demenga, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Tabea Zimmermann - Johann Sebastian Bach / Sandor Veress (1993)

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Thomas Demenga, Hansheinz Schneeberger, Tabea Zimmermann - Johann Sebastian Bach / Sandor Veress (1993)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite No. 1 in G BWV 1007
Sándor Veress: Sonata for violin; Sonata for violoncello; Trio per Archi
Thomas Demenga, cello; Hansheinz Schneeberger, violin; Tabea Zimmermann, viola

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1477, 437 440-2 | 01:04:14

This disc continues Thomas Demenga's project of juxtaposing Bach cello suites with contemporary compositions—by Elliott Carter (12/90), Heinz Holliger, and now Sandor Veress, whose music we can hear growing out of, and away from, its neo-classical roots in Bach's polyphony.

Alexei Lubimov and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Tangere (2017)

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Alexei Lubimov and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Tangere (2017)

Alexei Lubimov and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Tangere (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 319 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 165 mb
Classical, Keyboard | Label: ECM Records - ECM 2112

Are you ready for extreme 18th century keyboard? The typically sparse packaging graphics of this ECM release may indicate only to German speakers what's contained inside: a "Tangentenflügel" is a tangent piano, a rare keyboard instrument of Mozart's time that used hammers, striking the strings at a tangent, but no dampers. The sound combines qualities of a clavichord (its nearest relative, but the tangent piano is louder), a fortepiano, and a harpsichord.

Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 9 (1999) (Repost)

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Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 9 (1999) (Repost)

Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op. 9 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:57:32 | 630 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 458 129-2

For consistently amiable, if undemanding entertainment, Albinoni’s concertos, with or without oboe, or oboes, are hard to beat. Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music here perform the 12 concertos contained in the collection published in 1722 as the composer’s Op. 9.

Joshua Rifkin - Scott Joplin: Piano Rags (1987)

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Joshua Rifkin - Scott Joplin: Piano Rags (1987)

Joshua Rifkin - Scott Joplin: Piano Rags (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:11:16 | 245 Mb
Classical, Piano, Ragtime | Label: Elektra, Asylum, Nonesuch Records, WEA International

Scott Joplin: Piano Rags is a 1970 ragtime piano album, consisting of compositions by Scott Joplin played by Joshua Rifkin, on the Nonesuch Records label. The original album's cover states the name as Piano Rags by Scott Joplin, as contrasting the album's spine. The record is considered to have been the first to reintroduce the music of pianist and composer Joplin in the early 1970s. It was Nonesuch Records' first million-selling album.

John Williams - The Five Sacred Trees (1997)

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John Williams - The Five Sacred Trees (1997)

John Williams - The Five Sacred Trees (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:57:22 | 208 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

John Williams composed The Five Sacred Trees for Judith LeClair, the principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic in 1995, to honor the orchestra's 150th anniversary. The first performance was given by LeClair and the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur on April 12 of that year. The orchestra consists of three flutes and piccolo, two oboes and English horn, two clarinets and bass clarinet, two bassoons and contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones and tuba, timpani, harp, piano, celesta, and strings. Performance time is approximately 26 minutes. Inspiration for the work also comes from the writings of British poet and novelist Robert Graves.

Poppy Ackroyd - Sketches (2017)

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Poppy Ackroyd - Sketches (2017)

Poppy Ackroyd - Sketches
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 47:56 min | 151 MB
Label: One Little Indian | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

2017 release from ground breaking post-classical composer Poppy Ackroyd. Poppy turned heads in the neo-classical world with her previous works Escapement and Feathers, as well as her involvement in Hidden Orchestra. Advocated by giants of the genre, Hauschka and Nils Frahm, the unique musician has returned. The songs serve to reintroduce listeners to Ackroyd's most stunning pieces from her previous albums, all of which have been reworked into 'acoustic' solo piano arrangements alongside four brand new unheard pieces.

Tikhon Khrennikov: Symphonies & Concertos (2013) 3CDs

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Tikhon Khrennikov: Symphonies & Concertos (2013) 3CDs

Tikhon Khrennikov: Symphonies & Concertos (2013) 3CDs
Vadim Repin (violin), Valentin Feigin (cello), Mikhail Khomitser (cello)
Tikhon Khrennikov (piano), Anatoly Sheludyakov (piano), ARCO Chamber Orchestra
USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra; Evgeny Svetlanov, conductor
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich, conductor
The Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, Dmitri Kitayenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 484 Mb | Scans ~ 18 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 1002086 | Time: 03:26:36

Firma Melodiya presents a complete set of orchestral music by one of the most influential domestic composers of the 20th century Tikhon Khrennikov. The musician headed the USSR Union of Composers for more than fifty years combining crucial organizational activities with a busy creative and educational work. His compositions were performed by some of the leading orchestras, music theatres and best-known performers of the Soviet Union. Then, due to social and political rather than artistic reasons, many of his works were consigned to oblivion. Today, when time puts everything into place, the best qualities of Tikhon Khrennikov's music return it to the concert bills and listeners' hearts. The composer's bright, Prokofiev-like sunny melodies, simplicity and clarity of the musical language, harmonic originality, and heartwarming and optimistic spirit, which were typical of his style since he was a young man, remained intact in his latter works as well. Khrennikov's prowess of symphonic drama and exquisite understanding of the concert genre and nature of each of the soloing instruments (piano, violin and cello) are needless to mention.

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Gounod: Faust (2010)

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Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Gounod: Faust (2010)

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Gounod: Faust (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Francais (DTS, 6 ch) | 163 min | 6.07+3.83 GB (DVD9&DVD5)
Classics | Label: EMI Classics | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

Angela Gheorghiu stars as Marguerite alongside a divine cast of operatic superstars, including Roberto Alagna, Bryn Terfel, Simon Keenlyside and Sophie Koch, in David McVicar's spectacular 2004 production of Gounod's best known opera, Faust, for the Royal Opera House in London. This production was the Royal Opera Company's first performance of Gounod's Faust in 18 years. Gounod's Faust is the story of a scholar who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for unlimited knowledge and worldly indulgences. McVicar's innovative production sets this story around the time of the Franco-Prussian War (1870) in the gothic, seamy underbelly of Paris. He characterizes Faust, performed by Roberto Alagna, as a man both torn between the theater and religion, and grappling with his own sexuality.

Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Handel - Water Music & Music For The Royal Fireworks (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9860}

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Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Handel - Water Music & Music For The Royal Fireworks (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9860}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Handel - Water Music & Music For The Royal Fireworks (2008) {Alia Vox AVSA 9860}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 412 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 76 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993, 2008 Alia Vox | AVSA 9860
Classical / Baroque / Orchestral

This is a reissue of a recording from 1993 (re-released a few years ago and deleted in 2003), recently remastered for SACD, and it really impresses with a renewed presence and impact, even on standard CD playback. As I said in my original review, Savall's reading "comes as close as these things can to placing us in the best seat in the house and treats us to a rare experience: the sensation of believing we're hearing a ruggedly familiar piece for the first time. Literally bursting with energy, scintillating strings, blazing horns, and incisive winds, and never boring even for one second, these performances give you Handel at his most exciting." If you have the earlier release, you probably don't need this one–unless you now own an SACD system–but it does deserve a place in every Handel collection, not only for the unsurpassed performances, but also for the effect of Savall's several decidedly "non-standard" tempos(!), and of course for the phenomenal sound, which now must have reached its ultimate realism in this format.

Jordi Savall - Cantigas de Santa Maria 1993 (Remastered 2017)

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Jordi Savall - Cantigas de Santa Maria 1993 (Remastered 2017)

Jordi Savall - Cantigas de Santa Maria 1993 (Remastered 2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:18:01 | 203 MB
Label: Alia Vox

When this album was released in 1993, it immediately made sensation in the press and the media. It must be said that it was in the wake of the immense success achieved by Jordi Savall in the aftermath of Alain Corneau's film Tous les mains du monde, based on Pascal Quignard's novel-script, scene of Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (Jean-Pierre Marielle) and Marin Marais (Gérard Depardieu), two great violists of the seventeenth century. Additional soundtracks, well done by Jordi Savall, a great violist of the 20th century, have earned him the Cesar award for best film music, the Charles Cros Academy Grand Prize and the Soloist of the Year at Victories of Music.