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Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve (2001)

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Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve (2001)

Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve, El amor brujo, El sombrero of tres picos (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:29:33 | 736 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Zarzuela | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 67587 2 8

The reissue game continues. All of this material has been available more or less continuously in recent years, with the exception of Frühbeck's Three-Cornered Hat, which only resurfaced quite recently on an EMI twofer accompanied by Atlántida. The reason it reappears here, evidently, stems from the fact that this two-disc set contains all of Victoria de Los Angeles' stereo Falla recordings; and despite the fact that she sings for about 60 seconds in total in "Hat", it's always a pleasure to hear Frühbeck's big-hearted, expansively Romantic but always exciting way with the music.

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

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

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.

Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell - Sergey Taneyev: Chamber Music (2005)

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Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell - Sergey Taneyev: Chamber Music (2005)

Sergey Taneyev - Chamber Music: Piano Quintet Op.30; Piano Trio Op.22 (2005)
Mikhail Pletnev (piano); Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts (violin)
Nobuko Imai (viola); Lynn Harrell (cello)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans ~ 91 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5419 | Time: 01:22:37

Apparently a staple in Russia, the music of Taneyev exists on the fringes of the repertoire in the West, something that should be rectified–and will be if this superb CD made by a starry cast of performers gets the attention it deserves. He’s a Romantic composer, but hardly of the heart-on-sleeve variety, since he was a master of counterpoint and firmly encased his Romantic impulses in a well-fitted classical jacket. Sometimes he makes you think of a more modern, pungent Brahms with a Russian accent.

Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008) (Repost)

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Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008) (Repost)

Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:06 | 179 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 706005

There's no question about pianist Kateryna Titova's technique in her debut recital, and a good thing, too, since the program consists entirely of works by Rachmaninov, the composer of some of the most transcendentally difficult piano music of the fin de siècle. But no matter what the Russian composer asks for – be it the tumults of notes that open the Allegro agitato of his Second Piano Sonata, the ethereal ostinatos that start the Prélude in G minor, the monumental sonorities that fill the Prélude in C sharp minor, or the feathery arabesques that saturate the composer's transcription of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee – the young Ukrainian-born, German-based pianist nails them all.

Paolo Carignani, Wiener Symphoniker - Puccini: Turandot (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Paolo Carignani, Wiener Symphoniker - Puccini: Turandot (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Puccini - Turandot (Paolo Carignani) (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28511 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 123 min | 32,0 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3683 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 123 min | 6,68 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Mention Giacomo Puccini's name and opera-lovers all over the world will think of grand opera and passionate love stories. One of the world's most famous arias comes from the composer's final opera, Turandot: "Nessun dorma" none shall sleep because by morning the Chinese princess is determined to have discovered the name of the unknown prince. The work is remarkable for its Chinese local colour, its opulent crowd scenes, its powerful choruses and its characters overwhelmed by their emotions. Enthusiastically acclaimed by its audiences, the present production combines spectacular and touching scenes on the Bregenz Festival's vast lakeside stage.

Matteo Fossi, Marco Gaggini - Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Chamber Symphonies (2017)

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Matteo Fossi, Marco Gaggini - Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Chamber Symphonies (2017)

Matteo Fossi, Marco Gaggini - Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Chamber Symphonies (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:57 | 197 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94957BR

Although both the Op.9 Chamber Symphony and Five Orchestral Pieces Op.16 broke new ground not only in Schoenberg’s own output but the fast‐developing history of orchestral music around the turn of the 20th century, piano duet arrangements of such works were still regarded as obligatory, as they had been for Brahms.

Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)

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Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)

Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:42 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95094

This young guitarists debut album is the perfect introduction to his artistry, showcasing as it does four leading 20th-century composers of guitar music Antonio José Palacios, Alberto Ginastera, Antonio Lauro and Julio Gentil Montaña composers who in turn represent four different countries and four styles of music that differ widely both aesthetically and in terms of the traditions from which they spring. Among the most promising Spanish composers of his generation, Antonio José was acclaimed by Ravel and counted Lorca and Dali among his associates, but like Lorca, he was executed by a Falangist firing squad during the Spanish Civil War.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)

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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:29 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHSA 5180

The pairing of Vaughan Williams' Job and his Symphony No. 9 is a logical one, not least because of the prominent role given to saxophones in both works. Vaughan Williams called Job a "masque," following old English usage, but it's a ballet in all but name, and like many of them it succeeds as a standalone orchestral work. The idea of a ballet based on the Book of Job seems slightly odd until you learn that it was inspired by William Blake's illustrations for the story, which would have been very familiar to Vaughan Williams' audiences in 1930.

Moritz Ernst - Arthur Lourié: Solo Piano Works (2016) 3CD

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Moritz Ernst - Arthur Lourié: Solo Piano Works (2016) 3CD

Moritz Ernst - Arthur Lourié: Solo Piano Works (2016) 3CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 219:48 min | 462 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Capriccio

When we endeavour to grasp the composer Arthur Lourié, we encounter some difficulties. He was born as Naum Izrailevich Lur'ya in 1892, according to his own statements and documents, but there is also evidence for 1891. At the age of 21, the born Jew converted to Christianity; he was a charismatic bohemian and Soviet cultural politician who did not return from a so-called official journey to Berlin in 1922 and was a pioneer of Modernism in music, enjoying mingling among the poets and painters of the Silver Age and being inspired by them.

Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2013)

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Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2013)

Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:49 | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 479 1304

Since pianist Yuja Wang and conductor Gustavo Dudamel count among Deutsche Grammophon’s young superstars, it was inevitable that they collaborate on disc. In the Rachmaninov Third Concerto Wang’s tendency to reverse accents and make sudden pianissimo plunges at certain climactic moments borders on mannerism (what’s with that momentum-breaking comma right before the first-movement development section Allegro?), but the piano part’s swirling textures benefit from Wang’s fanciful voicings, imaginative rubatos, and frisky, dead-on accurate fingerwork.

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.

Poeme - The Artistry of Lydia Mordkovitch (2015)

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Poeme - The Artistry of Lydia Mordkovitch (2015)

Poème - The Artistry of Lydia Mordkovitch (2015)
Anton Rubinstein - Richard Wagner - Serge Rachmaninoff - Antonin Dvorak - Edward Elgar
Dmitry Shostakovich - William Kroll - Alan Ridout - Maurice Ravel - Ernest Chausson
Lydia Mordkovitch, violin; Marina Gusak-Grin, piano; Gabriel Woolf, narrator
Julian Milford, piano; Clifford Benson, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN10866X | Time: 01:17:10

This recording is a re-issue of the romantic chamber music recording that Lydia Mordkovitch made in 1989 with the pianist Marina Gusak-Grin. It featured pieces for violin by such famous composers as Wagner, Rachmaninoff, and Chausson, neither of whom played the violin or favoured it as a solo instrument. If there were any doubts about the lyrical potential of the violin, however, this would be an album to confirm its true status as the poet among instruments. The prime example is Chausson’s Poème – a title applied to the whole collection, as the other pieces make the same point. Two pieces complement this recording: the one movement sonata of 1897 (the Sonate posthume) by Ravel, which was both his first chamber work and his first attempt at sonata form, and Sospiri, Op. 70, Elgar’s last short piece for violin and piano. These pieces were recorded in 1989 and 1996, respectively.

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Mahler - Symphony No.9 (Claudio Abbado) (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22942 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 94 min | 39,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 16-bit / 1812 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 94 min | 4,65 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

Claudio Abbado and his hand-picked players of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra take their acclaimed Mahler cycle to a new level with this performance of the most complex and compelling of the symphonies, the intense, searching Ninth. Abbado brings all his renowned clarity of vision and the experience of a lifetime to this contradictory music – half valedictory, half life-affirming – and his “orchestra of soloists”, including some of the leading instrumentalists of our time, revels in the transparent textures and virtuosity of Mahler’s last completed symphony. “A rendition … of astonishing depth and subtlety” (Daily Telegraph).

Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Piano Music Vol.4 - Seta Tanyel (2003) {Hyperion-Helios CDH55134 rec 1995}

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Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Piano Music Vol.4 - Seta Tanyel (2003) {Hyperion-Helios CDH55134 rec 1995}

Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Piano Music Vol.4 - Seta Tanyel (2003) {Hyperion-Helios CDH55134 rec 1995}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 198 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 167 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995, 2003 Collins Classics / Hyperion Records / Helios | CDH55134
Classical / Romantic / Early 20th Century / Piano

'… brimful with alert character and beauty whilst the two piano pieces are delightful in their raucous melodies … briliantly done by Tanyel' (Classical Net Review). It was brave and useful and laudable of Seta Tanyel and the now-defunct label Collins Classics to have embarked, in the 1990s, in a thorough exploration of the music of Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924), and one must be grateful to Hyperion to have reissued almost all of it. The 4-volume traversal of his solo piano music doesn't embrace I think Scharwenka's complete piano output, but it is still very substantial. Add to that the three first piano concertos (apparently Collins didn't live long enough to record the Fourth, and the first is the one disc that Hyperion did not reissue, Piano Concerto 1, obviously because they already had another one in their catalog, Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4; Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No. 1) and what I think was the complete chamber music. However, I didn't always feel that the results lived up to the project's promises.

Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Piano Music Vol.3 - Seta Tanyel (2002) {Hyperion-Helios CDH55133 rec 1992}

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Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Piano Music Vol.3 - Seta Tanyel (2002) {Hyperion-Helios CDH55133 rec 1992}

Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Piano Music Vol.3 - Seta Tanyel (2002) {Hyperion-Helios CDH55133 rec 1992}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 202 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992, 2002 Collins Classics / Hyperion Records / Helios | CDH55133
Classical / Romantic / Early 20th Century / Piano


'Tanyel's clear enthusiasm for this unhackneyed programme is utterly refreshing … The performance reminds us again just how well she understands the piano's Romantic repertoire' (Classic CD). 'the music here could hardly be more sympathetically presented than by Tanyel, whose performances are immaculate in their musicianship and virtuosity' (Gramophone). Seta Tanyel, the Armenian pianist, demonstrates a flair for the virtuosic style of German-Polish Scharwenka. She projects a well-rounded tone, a flexible sense of rhythm, a seamless technique, a fertile imagination and a daring panache. She seems to genuinly love these beautiful, light-hearted compositions. Scharwenka's music (who lived in the States for seven years) possesses energy, harmonic interest, strong rhythm, many beautiful melodies and much Polish national character. A highly enjoyable recording.