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VA - Roussel: Suite En Fa; Sinfonietta; Symphonie N°3; Deux Poèmes De Ronsard Op.26; Sérénade Op.30; Trois Pièces (2018)

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VA -  Roussel: Suite En Fa; Sinfonietta; Symphonie N°3; Deux Poèmes De Ronsard Op.26; Sérénade Op.30; Trois Pièces (2018)

VA - Roussel: Suite En Fa; Sinfonietta; Symphonie N°3; Deux Poèmes De Ronsard Op.26; Sérénade Op.30; Trois Pièces (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 388 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 192 Mb | Covers included | 01:19:22
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Albert Roussel (1869-1937) a vingt-cinq ans, en 1894, lorsqu’il renonce à une carrière toute tracée d’officier de marine (il a navigué jusqu’en Cochinchine et aux Indes) pour entamer de sérieuses études musicales : il s’installe à Paris, prend des leçons auprès d’Eugène Gigout, puis devient l’élève de Vincent d’Indy à la Schola Cantorum. La maîtrise du contrepoint qu’il y acquiert (puis enseigne) n’assèche en rien une inspiration aussi personnelle que colorée. Joyau de son oeuvre pour orchestre, la Suite en fa (1926) est emblématique d’une écriture vigoureuse : Paul Paray élance les lignes anguleuses du Prélude comme personne (et quels cuivres !), rend à la Gigue ses sonorités de kermesse, équilibre souplesse et ferveur dans la Sarabande.

Salvatore Accardo, Colin Davis - Dvořák, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1988)

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Salvatore Accardo, Colin Davis - Dvořák, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1988)

Salvatore Accardo, Colin Davis - Dvořák, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 300 Mb | Total time: 67:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 420 895-2 | Recorded: 1979

After establishing his name with THE complete Paganini violin concertos on DG in the early 1970s Accardo migrated freely between record companies. His Collins coupling of the Elgar and Walton concertos remains a highlight for me and is now reissued on the budget Regis label. The sojourn with Philips also bore healthy fruit.

Fort Worth SO, Miguel Harth-Bedoya - Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra; Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No.1 (2016)

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Fort Worth SO, Miguel Harth-Bedoya - Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra; Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No.1 (2016)

Witold Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25 (orch. Arnold Schoenberg)
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi USA | # HMU807668 | Time: 01:11:40

On his fourth recording for harmonia mundi, GRAMMY-nominated conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in an all-orchestral program featuring Witold Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra and Arnold Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms's Piano Quartet No.1. With its use of folk melodies to generate tremendous momentum and dramatic impact, the Concerto for Orchestra established Lutoslawski as Poland's leading contemporary composer. Harth-Bedoya couples this powerful and complex score with Schoenberg's rich and colorful arrangement of one of Brahms's most popular chamber works.

Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton - Come to Me in My Dreams (2018)

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Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton - Come to Me in My Dreams (2018)

Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton - Come to Me in My Dreams (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:18 | 328 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10944

Sleep is a common enough subject in art song, and Come to Me in My Dreams, a recital by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and pianist Joseph Middleton, isn't the only one. It may well, however, be the best. There are numerous attractions, starting with Connolly's voice, seeming to catch the mixture of clarity and seductiveness in the sleep phenomenon. Connolly touches on some little-known numbers, including a gem by the still rarely heard Muriel Herbert right at the beginning (sample the unaccompanied opening, and you'll be hooked for the duration). The music is all British, mostly from between the world wars, and all more or less similar in tone, although there's some splendid poetry involved.

Fritz Reiner, Hugh Wolff, Antonio Pedrotti & VA - Ottorino Respighi: Pins de Rome, Fêtes de Rome & Les Oiseaux (2018)

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Fritz Reiner, Hugh Wolff, Antonio Pedrotti & VA - Ottorino Respighi: Pins de Rome, Fêtes de Rome & Les Oiseaux (2018)

Victoria de Los Angeles, Gerald Moore, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff, Czech Philharmonic, Antonio Pedrotti - Ottorino Respighi: Pins de Rome, Fêtes de Rome & Les Oiseaux (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 328 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | Covers included | 01:06:52
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Difficile d’imaginer entrée en matière plus éblouissante que celle des Pins de Rome, poème symphonique composé par Respighi en 1924, deuxième volet d’une trilogie célébrant la capitale italienne, entamée huit ans plus tôt par un hommage à quatre de ses fontaines. Un pied de nez de la trompette (un si bémol aussi sonore que dissonant) clôt la lumineuse évocation des jeux d’enfants sous les résineux de la Villa Borghese. Le Lento qui s’enchaîne nous emmène à l’entrée d’une catacombe. Une mélodie de plainchant remonte des profondeurs du mystérieux sépulcre. Pas de changement de tempo pour la troisième partie, onirique scène nocturne sur le Janicule.

Schumann Quartett - Landscapes: Haydn, Takemitsu, Bartok, Pärt (2017)

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Schumann Quartett - Landscapes: Haydn, Takemitsu, Bartok, Pärt (2017)

Schumann Quartett - Landscapes: Haydn, Takemitsu, Bartok, Pärt (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:05:42
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300836BC

Joseph Haydn is a conscientious revolutionary. His “Sunrise” Quartet op. 76 No. 4 is littered with idiosyncrasies. Just as you are thinking you can get the hang of this music, it slips away from you again. The Schumann Quartet is hooked on Joseph Haydn! There’s a reason for this addiction, of course; without Haydn, the “string quartet” genre would be like a string instrument without a bow. True, the composer is still – somewhat disrespectfully – called “Papa Haydn”, whether to stress his place in the evolutionary chain linking Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadéus Mozart or because his works allegedly lack the inquisitiveness of a Mozart or the philosophical profundities of a Beethoven. Joseph Haydn has yet to recover from such false assessments. And it is abundantly clear from the “Sunrise” Quartet op. 76 No. 4 just how false they are. The three brothers Mark, Erik and Ken Schumann, who grew up in the Rhineland, have been playing together for five years.

VA - Debussy: Estampes, Images I & II, Children's Corner, 5 Etudes (2018)

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VA - Debussy: Estampes, Images I & II, Children's Corner, 5 Etudes (2018)

VA - Debussy: Estampes, Images I & II, Children's Corner, 5 Etudes (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 264 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 197 Mb | Covers included | 01:23:05
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

« J’aime presque autant les images que la musique », confie Debussy en 1911. L’aveu ne surprend pas chez ce passionné de peinture préraphaélite et d’art japonais, adorateur de Turner (« le plus beau créateur de mystère qui soit en art »). Dans le domaine du piano, c’est en se référant à la dimension visuelle qu’il atteint sa pleine maturité, comme en témoignent les trois Estampes (1903), les deux séries d’Images (1905 et 1907) et deux pièces isolées relevant du même univers : L’Isle joyeuse et Masques (1903-1904). Il généralise alors les titres évocateurs.

Kyung Wha Chung - Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990)

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Kyung Wha Chung - Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990)

Kyung Wha Chung - Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:05 | 305 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4250152

Chung’s performance blazes with energy and commitment, and is brilliantly backed up by Solti and the LPO. If the violinist errs at all, it is in trying to put swagger into the opening subject of the first movement by leaning into its accents and dishing out some rather heavy portamento. The result sounds unduly Romanticized. But in the rapt second movement Chung is exquisite, and she turns in an electrifying account of the finale, abetted by Solti’s energetic prodding of the orchestra.

Philippe Graffin, Pascal Devoyon - Eugene Ysaye: Six Sonatas Op.27; Reve d'enfant; Poeme elegiaque (1997) Reissue 2006

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Philippe Graffin, Pascal Devoyon - Eugene Ysaye: Six Sonatas Op.27; Reve d'enfant; Poeme elegiaque (1997) Reissue 2006

Eugène Ysaÿe - Six Sonatas Op.27; Rêve d'enfant; Poème élégiaque (1997) Reissue 2006
Philippe Graffin, violin; Pascal Devoyon, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55226 | Time: 01:18:30

Within 24 hours of hearing the violinist Joseph Szigeti playing Bach, Ysaÿe had made sketches for his own six solo Violin Sonatas, which constitute his single most substantial and remarkable work, drawing together influences as diverse as Gregorian chant, Spanish and Walloon folk music, French impressionism and, of course, Bach himself. These are virtuoso showpieces, but, as Philippe Graffin demonstrates, there is much in them that is yielding and gentle, such as the stately Sarabandes fromthe Second and Fourth Sonatas (the latter is dedicated to Fritz Kreisler) and the radiant evocation of dawn in the Fifth Sonata. Graffin adroitly negotiates these technical and expressive demands, and if there is an occasional lapse in clarity, it is compensated for by a compelling vitality.

Andrea Rost - Rost 30 (2019)

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Andrea Rost - Rost 30 (2019)

Andrea Rost - Rost 30 (2019)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:23 | 448 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Artisjus | Catalog: PGO030

Andrea Rost gained recognition in the 1990s as one of the world's leading new lyric sopranos. Her family was not especially musical, but, she says, she was always singing. She copied what she heard on the radio and joined the school chorus. She was 16 when she first attended the opera, at the Budapest Opera House. The fare was Donizetti's Don Pasquale. She was entranced by the blend of music, story, and dramatic staging and said, "Oh my God, I have to do this." She studied voice, then entered the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Her teacher was Professor Zsolt Bende.

Dmitri Kitayenko, Gürzenich-Orchesters Köln - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (2018)

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Dmitri Kitayenko, Gürzenich-Orchesters Köln - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (2018)

Dmitri Kitayenko, Gürzenich-Orchesters Köln - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 63:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Oehms | OC457 | Recorded: 2015

The influential critic Karl Flodin commented after the première of Sibelius’ Second Symphony, 'A symphonic poem the like of Sibelius’ Second Symphony has never been heard before, it’s something rarely heard in the genre of modern symphony. The more you listen to this brilliant work, the more powerful its contours seem, the deeper its soul appears and the more striking become the clues which hint at an understanding of this composition'. Oehms Classics has found the perfect partners for this recording in Dmitrij Kitajenko and the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, whom have paired it delightfully with two short pieces by Edvard Grieg.

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.4 Gb | Scans ~ 17 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875026172 | Time: 10:30:14

Eugene Istomin (1925–2003), one of America’s most respected pianists, was highly esteemed by audiences and colleagues alike for his mindful virtuosity and unusually wide-ranging repertoire. 2015 marks Istomin’s 90th birthday year, a milestone that Sony Classical celebrates with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks concerto and solo recordings in a limited original-jacket collection including 10 previously unreleased studio recordings. Many of these performances appear in their first authorized CD editions, including the 19-year-old pianist’s recorded debut in Bach’s D minor Concerto led by Adolf Busch; his youthful concerto collaborations with Pablo Casals; Chopin’s complete Nocturnes; Brahms’s Handel Variations; Schubert’s D major D 850 Sonata, plus the long-out-of-print Rachmaninoff 2nd, Tchaikovsky 1st, Brahms 2nd, and Beethoven 4th and 5th (“Emperor”) Concertos with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Newly remastered from the original analogue tapes, the discs are presented in facsimile sleeves and labels corresponding to the original LP releases. An enclosed booklet offers full discographical information, an essay by Jed Distler, and a photographic retrospective.

Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack as Monophonically Recorded in 1939 (1983)

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Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack as Monophonically Recorded in 1939 (1983)

Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
as Monophonically Recorded in 1939 (1983)

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 173 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 100 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Polydor | # 817 116-2 | Time: 00:43:39

In 1939, Steiner was borrowed from Warner Bros. by Selznick to compose the score for his next film, Gone with the Wind (1939), which became one of Steiner's most notable successes. Steiner was the only composer Selznick would consider for scoring the film, states Thomas. Despite 1939 being Steiner’s peak year for the number of scores he composed—twelve films in all—he was given only three months to do it. When the film was released, it was the longest film score ever composed, at nearly three hours. The composition consisted of 16 main themes and almost 300 musical segments. To meet the deadline, Steiner sometimes worked for 20-hours straight, taking Benzedrine pills to stay awake.

Adam Fischer & Düsseldorfer Symphoniker - Mahler: Symphonie No. 8 (2019)

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Adam Fischer & Düsseldorfer Symphoniker - Mahler: Symphonie No. 8 (2019)

Adam Fischer & Düsseldorfer Symphoniker - Mahler: Symphonie No. 8 (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 339 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:15
Classical, Vocal | Label: CAvi-music

Mahler’s Eighth is a special challenge for all participants: in rehearsals, in performance, and, of course, when making a recording. The challenge lies in freeing the music from all of the technical and logistical problems that come with it. Whenever new possibilities emerged in music history (such as new musical instruments), composers tended to introduce the novelty quite frequently in the first phase to show its potential. A good example was the Mannheim School in the 1700s.