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The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress - George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1992) Reissue 2010

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The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress - George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1992) Reissue 2010

George Antheil - Ballet Mécanique (1992) Reissue 2010
A Jazz Symphony; Second Sonata for Violin, Piano and Drum; String Quartet No.1
A recreation of the Carnegie Hall concert from 1927
The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble; conducted by Maurice Peress
Rex Lawson, pianola; Ivan Davis, piano; Mendelssohn String Quartet
Randall Hodgkinson, piano; Charles Castleman, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Early Avant-Garde | Label: Nimbus | # NI 2567 | Time: 01:00:54

George Antheil's avant-garde signature piece, the Ballet Méchanique, created riots in Paris at the Theatre Champs Elysees in June of 1926, and the following April in New York's Carnegie Hall. Even though it was the focus of one of the most written about events in 20th century American music history, it was not to be heard again for 62 years, until American conductor and musicologist Maurice Peress searched out the original score and restaged the 1927 concert in the very same Carnegie Hall on July 12, 1989. This world premiere recording now makes it possible to hear the original which contained Antheil's most advanced ideas; a futurist, machine-age, ragtime inspired music, of a complexity beyond human playing capabilities and a conception beyond most music composed in 1925.

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tugan Sokhiev - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; Scythian Suite (2016)

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Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tugan Sokhiev - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; Scythian Suite (2016)

Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; Scythian Suite (2016)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Tugan Sokhiev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875185152 | Time: 01:07:42

Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice - June 2016. Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony was conceived in the Soviet Union as World War II was still raging. He gave out in a statement at the time that he intended it as "a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit." He added "I cannot say that I deliberately chose this theme. It was born in me and clamoured for expression. The music matured within me. It filled my soul." Prokofiev originally wrote the Scythian Suite for the Sergei Diaghilev ballet Ala i Lolli, the story of which takes place among the Scythians. After Diaghilev called for a change of plan before the score was complete, the Prokofiev reworked the music into a suite for concert performance.

Ophélie Gaillard - Bloch & Korngold: Exiles (2017)

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Ophélie Gaillard - Bloch & Korngold: Exiles (2017)

Ophélie Gaillard - Bloch & Korngold: Exiles (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 297 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:27
Classical | Label: Aparté

Cellist Ophélie Gaillard embraces diversity and empathy in this rich, cinematic album of world music. She rides Korngold’s volcanic, rollercoaster melodies into expressive excellence in the “Concerto in One Movement for Cello and Orchestra,” while her reading of Bloch’s “From Jewish Life” bears a beautiful sadness that feels transcendental.

Nicholas Angelich - Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Piano Sonata No. 8, Romeo & Juliet (2021)

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Nicholas Angelich - Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Piano Sonata No. 8, Romeo & Juliet (2021)

Nicholas Angelich - Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Piano Sonata No. 8, Romeo & Juliet (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 214 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 189 Mb | 01:22:55
Classical | Label: Warner Classics, Erato Records

Nicholas Angelich’s new album is dedicated to Prokofiev, the so-called unclassifiable artist– considered revolutionary by some, neo-classical by others. Coming to public attention as a virtuoso pianist, Sergei Prokofiev left a fascinating body of work, that of a composer torn between two societies, between the culture of his homeland and the unchallenged culture of the West.

Schoenberg Quartet - Janáček, Szymanowski: String Quartets (2007)

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Schoenberg Quartet - Janáček, Szymanowski: String Quartets (2007)

Schoenberg Quartet - Janáček, Szymanowski: String Quartets (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 78:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos| CHAN 10405 | Recorded: 2005

This is a brilliant idea for a CD. Composed within a time-frame of 11 years (1917-28), at a similar geographical distance from the main cosmopolitan centres of music, and with similar stylistic overlaps between late Romanticism and modernism, these two pairs of quartets make for genuinely illuminating comparison.

Francesco Piemontesi - Claude Debussy: Preludes, Books 1 & 2 (2015) [Re-Up]

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Francesco Piemontesi - Claude Debussy: Preludes, Books 1 & 2 (2015) [Re-Up]

Francesco Piemontesi - Claude Debussy: Préludes, Books 1 & 2 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:20:38
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5415

Francesco Piemontesi’s third recording on naïve is dedicated to Debussy’s complex and fascinating 'Prélude's, in which he is recognised as one of the specialists worldwide today. Francesco Pie-montesi has based his work on this essential composition upon a new edition Durand-Salabert-Eschig, co-directed by renowned French piano music scholar Roy Howatt.

Nicolas Namoradze - Bowen: Fragments from Hans Andersen & Studies (2021)

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Nicolas Namoradze - Bowen: Fragments from Hans Andersen & Studies (2021)

Nicolas Namoradze - Bowen: Fragments from Hans Andersen & Studies (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 237 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:33
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

In this wonderfully planned programme the whimsical poetry of York Bowen’s Hans Andersen ‘fragments’—music for a fully-fledged technique, despite the fairy-tale titles—is pleasingly complemented by the bravura of the studies. Nicolas Namoradze proves more than equal to the demands of both.

Mariangela Vacatello - Claude Debussy: 12 Etudes, Estampes, Deux Arabesques, L'Isle joyeuse (2012)

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Mariangela Vacatello - Claude Debussy: 12 Etudes, Estampes, Deux Arabesques, L'Isle joyeuse (2012)

Mariangela Vacatello - Claude Debussy: 12 Etudes, Estampes, Deux Arabesques, L'Isle joyeuse (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94371 | Time: 01:16:41

The Debussy-year 2012 brought a wealth of reissues on the market, but surprisingly few new recordings. Reason the more to welcome this new recording of a generous selection of Debussy piano works, centred around the substantial “12 Etudes”.These works, written in the later stage of Debussy’s creative life, form the apotheosis of his style. Far from any evocative “impressionistic” Tonmalerei or picturesque atmosphere painting they are Debussy’s answer to the Etudes of Chopin, purely abstract creations of melody, harmony and rhythm. Fiercely uncompromising and difficult, they form the summit of Debussy’s piano oeuvre, and one of the highest challenges to any performing pianist. The exciting young Italian pianist Mariangela Vacatello is a Liszt specialist, renowned for her passionate performances and technical ability. She has given concerts at prestigious venues across the USA and Europe, and she has won many awards. These include second prize at the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in 1999, and the Internet Audience Award at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. ‘A very exciting player’ Musical Opinion, 2008.

A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]

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A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]

A Recital with Renée Fleming: Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century (2014) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23481 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 20,4 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3284 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 88 min | 6,18 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: English, German, French

This concert is Renee Fleming's very personal homage to 'Fin de Siecle' Vienna. At the turn of the last century, the capital of the Austrian Empire was also one of the cultural centers for the fi ne arts and, in particular, for music. The city of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, a 'melting pot' of cultures and musical traditions, attracted gifted musicians and composers alike and provided the perfect soil for much of the greatest music of that time. With this selection of works by Hugo Wolf (1860 -1903) and Gustav Mahler (1860 -1911), combined with more progressive songs by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942), Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957), Renee Fleming presents to us the full variety of this unique epoch. The venue of her recital with Maciej Pikulski at the piano is, of course, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna.

Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker - Rhythm & Colours (2017)

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Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker - Rhythm & Colours (2017)

Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker - Rhythm & Colours (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,8 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1,1 Gb | Covers - 48 Mb | 08:10:38
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

From the moment he first raised the baton as principal conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2002, Sir Simon Rattle brought electrifying energy and a unique vision to the traditions established under his illustrious German predecessors, Karajan and Abbado. Renowned as one of the finest orchestras in the world, the Berliner Philharmoniker have thrived for 15 years under the guidance of the British maestro, its deep understanding of the great Germanic masterpieces enriched by new directions and broader musical horizons. The Rhythm & Colours box set celebrates this long and fruitful partnership with seven bestsellers and prize-winning Berlin Philharmoniker albums from the Rattle years. From monumental Mahler to the explosive rhythms of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana; from the sensual colours of Debussy to the soaring anthems of The Planets by Rattle’s countryman Gustav Holst, Rhythm & Colours showcases the very best of Rattle’s legacy in Berlin.

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 | 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.

Moscow Symphony Orchestra & Henry Shek - Tcherepnin: Le pavillon d'Armide, Op. 29 (Excerpts) (2021)

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Moscow Symphony Orchestra & Henry Shek - Tcherepnin: Le pavillon d'Armide, Op. 29 (Excerpts) (2021)

Moscow Symphony Orchestra & Henry Shek - Tcherepnin: Le pavillon d'Armide, Op. 29 (Excerpts) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 266 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:59
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

The ballet Le Pavillon d’Armide opened Diaghilev’s first Paris season. The ballet had been conceived by Alexandre Benois, whose niece, daughter of the painter Albert Benois, became Tcherepnin’s wife. Benois, who had in 1901 become artistic director of the Imperial Theatres, was inspired by the novella Omphale by Théophile Gautier to propose a ballet derived from the subject. In his original proposal the Vicomte de Beaugency sets out to visit his betrothed but is caught in a storm and compelled to take refuge in a mysterious chateau.

Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]

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Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]

Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 34999 kbps / 1080i / 24 fps | 96 min | 33,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 7 465 kbps / 24 fps | 96 min | 6,48 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Entertainment One

Imagine that ten of the world's most well-known highly regarded filmmakers were given a free hand to make real any vision. Aria is that history-making film. Sexy, violent, thought-provoking and funny, here is the movie critics raved about, audiences flocked to see, and no one could stop talking about. Includes Bridget Fonda's electrifying film debut, a revealing and breathtaking performance from Elizabeth Hurley, and Theresa Russell as the trigger-happy King Zog of Albania.

Benjamin Appl, James Baillieu - Heimat (2017)

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Benjamin Appl, James Baillieu - Heimat (2017)

Benjamin Appl, James Baillieu - Heimat (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 66:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 88985393032 | Recorded: 2016, 2017

German-born baritone Benjamin Appl studied with the legendary Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, whose voice his own resembles on the surface. But then he moved to England and has stayed on there. Heimat (Homeland) is not just an exploration of that German concept, but a personal statement and even a bit of an autobiography, with notes from the artist himself (find these if you listen via download or stream) explaining the resonances of each individual song. This kind of personal connection is what classical music in general needs right now, and all the more so in the rather closed tradition of the German Lied.

Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)

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Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)

Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:41
Classical | Label: Aparté

K, a multicultural orchestra under the direction of the Italian-Brazilian conductor Simone Menezes, is bringing out its first album. Born out of the awareness that classical music was exported throughout the world and took on multiple influences in the last century, K’s project seeks to find the original accents of the works it performs. Their goal: to tell each story in its original language.