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Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstucke (1999)

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Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstucke (1999)

Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schönberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstücke (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 162 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1667, 465 136-2 | 01:04:28

Consummation. This is what the piano music of Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951) and Franz Schubert (1979-1828) have in common, the bridge that Thomas Larcher brings to this welcoming solo recital, his first for ECM. To underscore this point, he shuffles Schönberg’s Klavierstücke op. 11 with Schubert’s posthumous Klavierstücke D 946. By turns halting and didactic, the opening pairing opens into the fresh air of Schubert’s precisely syncopated revelry. The contrasts between the two composers are obvious to the ear, but to the heart Schönberg is an extended exhalation to Schubert’s inhalation. Where Schönberg plots slow, jagged caverns, Schubert runs furtively above ground in the sunshine. Yet both seem so urgent to tell their stories, offering lifelong journeys from relatively young minds.

Zoltan Kocsis, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Erno von Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)

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Zoltan Kocsis, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Erno von Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)

Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Ernö von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)
Zoltán Kocsis, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 422 380-2 | Time: 01:00:36

So what if Liszt spent most of his life in France and Germany and never learned to speak Hungarian? The music of the Magyars' fiery favorite son played by a hot-blooded local boy is an irresistible combination. Even the delightful Dohnanyi filler (variations on ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'') doesn't really douse the flames. Put it in the CD player and let 'er rip! Just be sure to remove all flammable vestments first. (Entertainment Weekly)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano: Shakespeare Songs (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:06:54
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295944735

Grammy® Award winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Together they have produced award-winning recordings and played sold out concert halls all over the world to huge critical acclaim. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Shakespeare’s peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired countless composers, from those who set the Bard’s verse during his lifetime to musicians as diverse as Britten, Finzi, Korngold and Stravinsky.

Nino Barkalaya, Ekaterina Kichigina, Olesya Rostovskaya & Alexander Raikhelson - Nikolai Obukhov: Croix Sonore (2012)

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Nino Barkalaya, Ekaterina Kichigina, Olesya Rostovskaya & Alexander Raikhelson - Nikolai Obukhov: Croix Sonore (2012)

Nino Barkalaya, Ekaterina Kichigina, Olesya Rostovskaya & Alexander Raikhelson - Nikolai Obukhov: Croix Sonore (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 203.62 Mb | 01:12:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (SMC CD 0083)

A native of the Kursk province of a former Great Empire, a de scendant of an ancient Russian noble family, Nikolai Borisovich Obouhov (1892 — 1954) left an immense artistic legacy for his successors. His vivid life permeated with legends, his innovation and doubtless mark of outstanding individuality has aroused a great deal of interest in the present day. It is known that among his ardent admirers were Maurice Ravel, Olivier Messiaen, Arthur Honneger, Ivan Wyschnegradsky and Edison Denisov.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Georgy Sviridov: Petersburg, A Vocal Poem; Six Romances (2004)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Georgy Sviridov: Petersburg, A Vocal Poem; Six Romances (2004)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Georgy Sviridov: Petersburg, A Vocal Poem; Six Romances (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Delos | # DE 3311 | Time: 01:03:04

Though begun in 1975, Georgy Sviridov's vocal "poem," Petersburg, was completed specifically for Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Mikhail Arkadiev in 1995, and this recording makes it is easy to understand why. Performances of such alchemic beauty and expressive weight only come from the perfect union of music and musicians. Sviridov is the big winner in this situation. Admired and highly decorated during the Soviet era, and creator of a large and impressive body of vocal music, he is still relatively unknown to western audiences. Here, in both Petersburg and the Romances (6) of Pushkin that round out the disc, they can discover a masterful composer who infused his songs with all the lyricism and emotional immediacy of Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky while maintaining a distinctly modern voice. No two songs on the album are alike, and yet all speak with one voice. Most importantly, each one grows organically from its poem, turning the cadence of the Russian language into the seeds of melody. Hvorostovsky is at his best, both vocally and interpretively. His distinctively dark, yet brilliant, timbre, his seamless approach to line and legato, and the intensity and range of his expression bring out the best in every song.

VA - Greatest Hits: Sibelius (1995)

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VA - Greatest Hits: Sibelius (1995)

VA - Greatest Hits: Sibelius (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:18:02 | 301 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957), was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is widely recognized as his country's greatest composer and, through his music, is often credited with having helped Finland to develop a national identity during its struggle for independence from Russia.

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Recital 2000: Prokofiev, Crumb, Webern, Respighi (2000)

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Anne-Sophie Mutter - Recital 2000: Prokofiev, Crumb, Webern, Respighi (2000)

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Recital 2000: Prokofiev, Crumb, Webern, Respighi (2000)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:55 | 233 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 469503

This is a live recording, made at a pair of concerts in May, and ‘live’ is undoubtedly the word for it. All the performances have an improvisatory quality, interpretative decisions seemingly made before your very ears. At the beginning of the Prokofiev it is as though Mutter and Orkis, realising that the audience in the Beethovensaal are already uncommonly silent and attentive, had decided after a quick glance at each other to begin the Sonata almost confidingly, with quiet tenderness and muted colour.

Herbert von Karajan, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Elisabeth Schwarzkop - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2010/1962) [Blu-Ray]

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Herbert von Karajan, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Elisabeth Schwarzkop - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2010/1962) [Blu-Ray]

Herbert von Karajan, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Elisabeth Schwarzkop - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2010/1962) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25997 kbps / 1080i / 25 fps | 184 min | 39,2 Gb
Audio: German / DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2080 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 5184 kbps / 25 fps | 184 min | 8,59 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Park Circus | Sub: English

Under the conducting of Herbert Von Karajan, the Vienna State Opera Ballet, the State Opera Chorus, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the famous singers Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Otto Edelmann, all combine to give a colourful and inspiring performance of Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier. The story is set in the Royal Court of Vienna, where the Princess is being wooed by Octavian, a handsome young cavalier, despite her married state. Complications arise when Octavian falls in love with her younger sister, Sophie, whom another is trying to win. Set to a rousing musical score, this opera is a classic love story.

Camilla Wicks, Sixten Ehrling, Øivin Fjeldstad - Sibelius, Valen: Violin Concertos (2006)

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Camilla Wicks, Sixten Ehrling, Øivin Fjeldstad - Sibelius, Valen: Violin Concertos (2006)

Camilla Wicks, Sixten Ehrling, Øivin Fjeldstad - Sibelius, Valen: Violin Concertos (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:32 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Biddulph Recordings | Catalog: 80218-2

For most listeners, the great thing here will be the 1952 recording of Sibelius' Violin Concerto with soloist Camilla Wicks accompanied by Sixten Ehrling leading the Stockholm Radio Symphony. An American born in Long Beach, CA, of Norwegian stock, the young Wicks was so deeply, passionately, and completely under the skin of the concerto that a more sympathetic and exciting performance of the work is hard to imagine.

Tomi Satomaa - Ramus virens olivarum (2016)

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Tomi Satomaa - Ramus virens olivarum (2016)

Tomi Satomaa - Ramus virens olivarum (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:54 | 244 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba Records | Catalog: ABCD 397

Tomi Satomaa is a church organist at the Finnish-speaking parish of Lansi-Turunmaa in south-western Finland and as an organ teacher at the Arkipelagi Music Institute. He also continues to perform widely. He has been active in developing organ instruction for beginners in Finland in recent years and is in demand as a lecturer in organ pedagogy. In 2015, he made recordings for the Finnish Broadcasting Company and also recorded material for his debut album.

Grant Gershon, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Placido Domingo, Andiana Chuchman - Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (2016) [Blu-Ray]

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Grant Gershon, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Placido Domingo, Andiana Chuchman - Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Grant Gershon, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Plácido Domingo, Andiana Chuchman - Puccini: Gianni Schicchi (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30500 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 59 min | 16,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4638 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 59 min | 3,19 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classical | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais

Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi is the only opera Woody Allen has ever staged. The 2015 version on this release is a revival of Woody Allen’s 2008 production for L.A. Opera, a hilarious parody of classical Italian cinema stereotypes. Features Plácido Domingo in the leading role as Gianni Schicchi.

Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan - Life and Art: Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)

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Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan - Life and Art: Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan - Life and Art: Bloch, Schumann, R.Strauss (2007/1975)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.20 Gb (DVD9) | 102+29 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Mstislav Rostropovich did more for the advancement of the cello than probably any other artist since Pablo Casals. Even after his sad passing in 2007 at the age of 80, is musical influence is felt not only in the cello community, but among orchestral musicians as well. This Deutsche Grammophon DVD is among the many tributes to Rostropovich that have surfaced over the short time since his passing. It features the Schumann Concerto and Bloch's Schelomo with Leonard Bernstein and the Orchestre National de France and Strauss' Don Quixote with Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. All of these performances are given their first DVD release here. Schumann and Bloch are given intense, riveting performances by Rostropovich and orchestra alike. Any other cellist who played with as much force and aggression would be accused of overplaying, but with Rostropovich the intensity and conviction of his playing are what make the entire performance.

Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Sibelius: Simphony No. 5 (2008)

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Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Sibelius: Simphony No. 5 (2008)

Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Sibelius: Simphony No. 5 (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:26 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88697287822

The mutual admiration society that was Glenn Gould and Herbert von Karajan gave six concerts between May 1957 and September 1959 featuring Beethoven’s C minor Concerto (Berlin 1957) and Bach’s D minor (Berlin 1958, Lucerne 1959). Though neither of the Bach performances has appeared on disc, the Beethoven has had several CD outings. This handsomely packaged “official” transfer by Sony is the best we have had technically.

Bergen Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)

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Bergen Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:00 | 179 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This is the eagerly awaited final volume in our historic series of Vaughan Williams’s Symphonies, started about twenty-five years ago by the late Richard Hickox, and recently continued by that other expert in British repertoire, Sir Andrew Davis.

Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien - Karol Szymanowski: The Complete Music for Violin and Piano (2009)

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Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien - Karol Szymanowski: The Complete Music for Violin and Piano (2009)

Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien - Karol Szymanowski: The Complete Music for Violin and Piano (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:34 | 313 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: 67703

This disc contains some of Szymanowski’s most overtly sensual and vividly gestural music; his lush, exotic textures intensified and crystallized in miniature. From the early Violin Sonata in D minor onwards, evidence of the composer’s unusual brilliance in writing for solo violin is paramount. The Romance in D major Op 23 (1910), first performed in Warsaw in April 1913, already reveals a considerable advance towards the exotic, strangely inward exaltation of mature works. In the extraordinary Mythes (1915).