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VA - Generation Harmonia Mundi, Vol.1: The Age of Revolutions (2018) (16 CDs Box Set)

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VA - Generation Harmonia Mundi, Vol.1: The Age of Revolutions (2018) (16 CDs Box Set)

VA - Generation Harmonia Mundi, Vol.1: The Age of Revolutions (2018) (16 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 16 CDs, 19:40:25 min | Covers included | 4,94 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Harmonia Mundi

This first volume invites you to relive the highlights of the label’s first thirty years and pays tribute to the artists who built harmonia mundi on the heights of Saint-Michel-de-Provence, in a passionate quest for excellence that caused a genuine revolution in the world of early music.

Christopher Herrick - Bach: The Complete Organ Music (2002) (16 CDs Box Set)

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Christopher Herrick - Bach: The Complete Organ Music (2002) (16 CDs Box Set)

Christopher Herrick - Bach: The Complete Organ Music (2002) (16 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 16 CDs, 19:34:45 min | Cover & Booklet (.pdf) | 4,65 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Hyperion Records

Seven different organs from the Swiss firm of Metzler carry the weight of the project, which is where Herrick's consistency begins. Other complete Bach collections use many and varied makes and locations in the hope of keeping our interest alive. Herrick's journey brings us a sound that has enough variety to show the Metzler's ability to bear a responsible approach to Bach despite their modern construction.

Sir John Barbirolli - The Great EMI Recordings (2010) (10 CDs Box Set)

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Sir John Barbirolli - The Great EMI Recordings (2010) (10 CDs Box Set)

Sir John Barbirolli - The Great EMI Recordings (2010) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 12:27:47 min | Covers included | 3,21 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: EMI Classics

To mark the 40th anniversary of Barbirolli's death, EMI created this magnificent set, which includes notable Pye recordings along with all the EMI Classics ones. He conducts Manchester's Hall Orchestra (which he elevated to world-class standing) on many of these, with particular emphasis on the great English composers.

Aalborg SO, Owain Arwel Hughes - Vagn Holmboe: Concertos for Piano, Clarinet, and Oboe; Beatus Parvo (2004)

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Aalborg SO, Owain Arwel Hughes - Vagn Holmboe: Concertos for Piano, Clarinet, and Oboe; Beatus Parvo (2004)

Vagn Holmboe: Concertos for Piano, Clarinet, and Oboe; Beatus Parvo (2004)
Gordon Hunt, oboe; Martin Fröst, clarinet; Noriko Ogawa, piano; Danish National Opera Choir
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 296 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-1176 CD | Time: 01:18:06

Something of Vagn Holmboe's approach to writing concertos may be discerned in his numeration: they are not grouped according to the solo instrument (e.g., Piano Concerto No. 1), but counted merely as Concertos in the sequence of their composition, regardless of the featured instruments. This suggests that the soloist's role is somewhat altered: still central as a leading part, but frequently incorporated into the orchestral mass as a coloristic instrument among many others. The Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra, Op. 17 (1939), clearly demonstrates Holmboe's procedure, for the piano switches back and forth between lyrical solos and more emphatically rhythmic passages as a percussion instrument. Holmboe's Concerto No. 3 for clarinet and orchestra, Op. 21 (1940-1942), also presents interesting mixtures of the instrument's distinctive tone with other timbres, most strikingly with the brass section. The Concerto No. 7 for oboe and orchestra, Op. 37 (1944-1945), is most beguiling in the many chamber-like, concertino combinations of the oboe with other woodwinds. Pianist Noriko Ogawa, clarinetist Martin Frost, and oboist Gordon Hunt strike the right balance with conductor Owain Arwel Hughes and the Ålborg Symphony Orchestra, since all give prominence to the leading part where Holmboe indicates, but equal attention to the ever-shifting background textures.

Alice Rossi, Das Neue Ensemble, Stefan Asbury, Kuss Quartet - Harrison Birtwistle: Songs 1970-2006 (2015)

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Alice Rossi, Das Neue Ensemble, Stefan Asbury, Kuss Quartet - Harrison Birtwistle: Songs 1970-2006 (2015)

Alice Rossi, Das Neue Ensemble, Stefan Asbury, Kuss Quartet - Harrison Birtwistle: Songs 1970-2006 (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:43 | 209 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | Catalog: TOCC 0281

Instrumental and vocal techniques are intertwined in the music of Harrison Birtwistle: he often treats the voice instrumentally and his instrumental writing has vocal characteristics. Many of his works for small ensembles, with or without voices, occupy this common ground, his highly individual style juxtaposing the static and the violently dynamic and intersecting with his fondness for ritual and myth – not least a recurrent concern with the figure of Orpheus. This recording presents some of these relatively neglected pieces, recorded live in the presence of the composer, who also talks about his songs in interview.

V.A. - The Originals - Legendary Recordings Vol.2 (50CD Box Set, 2016)

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V.A. - The Originals - Legendary Recordings Vol.2 (50CD Box Set, 2016)

V.A. - The Originals - Legendary Recordings Vol.2 (50CD Box Set, 2016)
EAC Rip | APE (*image+.cue+.log,scans) | Run Time: 48:35:34 | 13,33 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

In 2014 Deutsche Grammophon celebrated the 20th anniversary of its flagship series, The Originals, with a limited edition collection featuring some of the labels greatest albums.
This second volume concludes the labels survey of its iconic series by presenting more legendary analogue albums. Including key recordings such as Beethovens Late Sonatas with Pollini, Berliozs Symphonie Fantastique with Markevitch, Brahmss Hungarian Dances with Karajan, Dvoraks New World with Fricsay, Chopin Preludes with Argerich, Respighis Fontane & Pini di Roma with Karajan, Schuberts Great C major Symphony with Furtwängler, the Schumann Piano Concerto with Richter and Dichterliebe with Wunderlich, Stravinsky with Boulez, Verdi Choruses with Abbado and many more.

Concertgebouw CO, Marco Boni - Schubert & Beethoven: String Quartets arrangements for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler (1998)

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Concertgebouw CO, Marco Boni - Schubert & Beethoven: String Quartets arrangements for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler (1998)

Franz Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden"
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" (1998) Reissue 2012
based on the arrangements for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra; Marco Boni, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Arts Music | # 47514-2 | Time: 01:03:13

Transcriptions of chamber works to orchestral works have been interesting asides for composers for a long time - whether the transcription are alterations of a composer's own songs or chamber works to full orchestral size or those of other composers for which the transcriber had a particular affinity. Stokowski's transcriptions of Bach's works are probably the most familiar to audiences. The two transcriptions on this recording are the creations Gustav Mahler and his election to transcribe the quartets of Beethoven and Schubert is not surprising: Mahler 'transcribed' many of his own songs into movements or portions of movements for his own symphonies. Listening to Mahler's transcriptions of these two well known quartets - Franz Schubert's String Quartet in D Minor 'Death and the Maiden' and Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet in F Minor 'Serioso' - provides insight into both the orginal compositions and the orchestration concepts of Gustav Mahler. The themes of these two works would naturally appeal to Mahler's somber nature. Mahler naturally extends the tonal sound of each of these transcriptions by using the full string orchestra and in both works it is readily apparent that his compositional techniques within string sections are ever present.

V.A. - 101 Classics: The Best Loved Classical Melodies (8CD Box Set, 1997)

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V.A. - 101 Classics: The Best Loved Classical Melodies (8CD Box Set, 1997)

V.A. - 101 Classics: The Best Loved Classical Melodies (8CD Box Set, 1997)
EAC Rip | APE (*image+.cue+.log,scans) | Run Time: 8:55:44 | 2,23 Gb | Covers - 14 Mb
Genre: Classical, Orchestra, Opera | Label: Naxos

A unique 8-CD collection comprising nine hours of the best loved classical music!
This Box-Set from the company Naxos could be called "Short Course of Classical Music" or "Music Encyclopedia." And indeed - the publication includes, perhaps, the most famous, popular, rumored and accessible even unprepared listener works, fully consistent with the company's philosophy: the provision of a wide range of good music, well-played and high-quality recorded, accessible to everyone. A great opportunity to discover this endless world of music, proven for centuries.

V.A. - Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series (41CD Box Set, 2014)

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V.A. - Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series (41CD Box Set, 2014)

V.A. - Phase 4 Stereo Concert Series (41CD Box Set, 2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Run Time: 1d 18:42:46 | 12,21 Gb
Genre: Classical, Violin, Piano, Opera | Label: Decca (UMO)

"A 40 CD overview of some of the most sonically-spectacular classical and film soundtrack albums ever made. With 11 albums enjoying their first international CD release, Decca here celebrates a unique chapter in its own engineering history. Created in 1961, Phase 4 used the then-new multi-mixing techniques to deliver albums of maximum immediacy, clarity of instrumentation and breadth of dynamic range. 200 classical releases were eventually released on this label, with the first major classical releases 50 years ago in 1964. This set shows Phase 4 in its prime – big classical works requiring large scale orchestras, ripe for the display of spectacular sound engineering feats.

Christoph Deluze - Dmitri Kabalevsky: Piano Sonatas Opp. 6, 45, 46 (Nos. 1-3) (2011)

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Christoph Deluze - Dmitri Kabalevsky: Piano Sonatas Opp. 6, 45, 46 (Nos. 1-3) (2011)

Christoph Deluze - Dmitri Kabalevsky: Piano Sonatas Opp. 6, 45, 46 (Nos. 1-3) (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | # PRD/DSD 250 279 | Time: 00:57:44

The 24 Preludes and the last Sonatas of Dmitri Kabalevsky figure amongst the finest piano works of the 1940s, ranking with those of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. The first Sonata is reminiscent of the first Scriabin, whereas the second and the third are ‘war pieces’ with frankly virtuosic pages. Gilels, to whom the work was dedicated, was the first to play the second (1946), Yakov Zak, his senior and alter ego, newly rediscovered on PRD350054, the third in 1947. Christoph Deluze has become well known for his interpretation of the 24 Preludes: here he groups the 3 Sonatas and confirms their impressive stature, their intense lyricism and rythmic vigour. A demonstrative programme for those fond of spectacular and symphonic piano.

Antonio Soler (1729-1783) - Keyboard Sonatas Nos. 75-86 - Soo-Jung Ann (2018) {Naxos 8.573863 Digital Download}

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Antonio Soler (1729-1783) - Keyboard Sonatas Nos. 75-86 - Soo-Jung Ann (2018) {Naxos 8.573863 Digital Download}

Antonio Soler (1729-1783) - Keyboard Sonatas Nos. 75-86 - Soo-Jung Ann (2018) {Naxos 8.573863 Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (chandos.net) -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Naxos | 8.573863
Classical / Sonatas / Piano

For the last 25 years of his life Antonio Soler occupied the distinguished positions of maestro di capilla and organist at the Escorial palace. He wrote around 150 keyboard sonatas, which remain his best-known achievement, a body of music that reveals the subtle influence of Domenico Scarlatti on the Catalan composer, as well as prevailing Viennese trends. Volume eight of the complete sonatas shows Soler’s cultivation of expressive melancholy in No. 77 in F sharp minor, a virtuosic use of the full range of the keyboard in No. 85 in F sharp minor and characteristically vibrant Spanish motifs in No. 86 in D major.

Markus L. Frank, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau - Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Markus L. Frank, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau - Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Markus L. Frank, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau - Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20450 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 19,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2519 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 99 min | 5,35 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Hänsel und Gretel is a fairy-tale opera (Märchenspiel) by Engelbert Humperdinck to a libretto by his sister Adelheid Wette. The idea for the opera was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written for her children for Christmas based on „Hänsel and Gretel.“ After several revisions, the musical sketches and the songs were turned into a full-scale opera. Hänsel und Gretel has been associated with Christmas since its earliest performances, and it is often performed at Christmas time. It is much admired for its folk music-inspired themes, one of the most famous being the prayer from act II. A family classic, it grew out of a set of incidental music and, written between 1890 and 1893, it was first performed on 23 December 1893 under Richard Strauss in Weimar.

Jos van Immerseel, Octophoros – Mozart, Beethoven: Quintets (1985) (Repost)

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Jos van Immerseel, Octophoros – Mozart, Beethoven: Quintets (1985) (Repost)

Jos van Immerseel, Octophoros – Mozart, Beethoven: Quintets (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 51:28 | 216 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ACCENT | Catalog: ACC 58538 D

Authentic and authoritative, these 1985 recordings of Mozart and Beethoven's quintets for piano and winds have almost everything going for them. Performing on a pianoforte modeled on a 1790 Viennese instrument, Jos van Immerseel is an adroit player, while the quartet drawn from the period instrument wind band Octophoros Paul Dombrecht on oboe, Elmar Schmid on clarinet, Piet Dombrecht on horn, and Danny Bond on bassoon are likewise all skillful instrumentalists.

Jacques Loussier - Play Bach No. 2 (1960)

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Jacques Loussier - Play Bach No. 2 (1960)

Jacques Loussier - Play Bach No. 2 (1960)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2001 | Universal/Decca, 157 562-2 | ~ 204 or 90 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 7.18 Mb
Chamber Jazz | Classical

Pianist/composer Jacques Loussier demonstrated musical ability at an early age, starting to play at the age of ten and entering the Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris at 16. Loussier's main professor there was Yves Nat, who in turn was encouraged by Faure, Saint-Saens, and Debussy as a student himself. Loussier continued this distinguished tradition, graduating at the top of his class…

Olga Tverskaya – Tchaikovsky: Les Saisons, Dumka, Thème et variations (2000) (Repost)

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Olga Tverskaya – Tchaikovsky: Les Saisons, Dumka, Thème et variations (2000) (Repost)

Olga Tverskaya – Tchaikovsky: Les Saisons, Dumka, Thème et variations (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:38 | 196 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Opus111 | Catalog: OPS 30-304

People will buy this disc primarily for the Seasons, not the free sampler disc, so all I will say about the latter is that it will allow you to hear short excerpts from other discs in OPUS 111 catalogue, celebrating 1000 years of Russian Music. The excerpts include instrumental, choral and orchestral pieces, all of which appear to be complete.