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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: String Quartet Op.135; Haydn: Missa Tempore Belli (2012/1984) [Blu-Ray]

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: String Quartet Op.135; Haydn: Missa Tempore Belli (2012/1984) [Blu-Ray]

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker, Choir and Symphony Orchestra of Bayerischer Rundfunk - Beethoven: String Quartet Op.135; Haydn: Missa Tempore Belli (2012/1984)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22781 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 93 min | 21,1 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3660 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 93 min | 4,97 Gb
Audio: Latin / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Latin, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

Bernstein delivered a powerful and now legendary live performance of Beethovens String Quartet Op. 135 transcribed for String Orchestra and performed by the Vienna Philharmonic. For the first time ever this performance is now being released on DVD and Blu-ray. Another definitive Bernstein performance debuting now on both mediums is the enigmatic maestros reading of Haydns Missa in tempore belli, filmed live in concert at Ottobeuren in 1984, using to maximum effect the deeply impressive setting of the monasterys magnificent Baroque basilica.

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.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Il Mondo della Luna (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Il Mondo della Luna (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Il Mondo della Luna (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22958 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 166 min | 40,5 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3974 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 166 min | 9,04 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish

Nikolaus Harnoncourt created an interpretation in which Haydn’s work can become a veritable gem of opera literature. Renowned actor and director Tobias Moretti relates the story as a light-footed, magical fairy tale infused with slapstick, witty details and fantasy costumes.

London Mozart Players, Matthias Bamert - Franz Krommer: Symphonies Op.40 & Op.102 (1994)

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London Mozart Players, Matthias Bamert - Franz Krommer: Symphonies Op.40 & Op.102 (1994)

Franz Krommer: Symphonies Op.40 & Op.102 (1994)
London Mozart Players; Matthias Bamert, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9275 | Time: 00:57:39

Franz Krommer (1759-1831) was a prolific and very good composer, whose music is now being resuscitated with great and deserved success. It was difficult to be a composer in Vienna at the same time as Beethoven and Schubert, and most of their contemporaries have not survived the pressure. But Krommer managed to retain his personality and originality, becoming the last official director of chamber music and court composer to the Habsburg court under the conservative Emperor Francis I. The first of the two symphonies was published in 1803. Among its many interesting features is a haunting litde trio in the form of a waltz. The second work is much later, with four horns and three trombones, and is in C minor, but ending in the major. In both works, Krommer's knowledge of, and predilection for, the wind instruments is notable. The two works were well worth recording, especially with such felicitous performances and bright, pleasing recorded sound.

Alicia de Larrocha, Georg Solti - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 24-27 (2010)

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Alicia de Larrocha, Georg Solti - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 24-27 (2010)

Alicia de Larrocha, Georg Solti - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 24-27 (2010)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 02:08:32 | 319 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

This double-CD budget set brings together two performances by Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha, collaborating both times with Georg Solti as conductor. Each disc includes a pair of Mozart piano concertos. The music on the first CD, recorded in 1985, has never been released, because, the booklet asserts, post-production work was needed to clean up the acoustics.

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 7, 13 "Pathetique", 109, 110 & 111 (2016)

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Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 7, 13 "Pathetique", 109, 110 & 111 (2016)

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 7, 13 "Pathetique", 109, 110 & 111 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:42 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1298-2D

The final volume of pianist Paavali Jumppanen’s acclaimed cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas. This volume combines the early Op. 7 and the famous Pathétique sonata together with the Last Sonatas Opp. 109-111 written by Beethoven in the 1820s. Jumppanen has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers and premiering many solo and chamber works for the piano.

Dimitri Jurowski, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia - Cherubini: Lo sposo di tre e marito di nessuna (2006)

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Dimitri Jurowski, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia - Cherubini: Lo sposo di tre e marito di nessuna (2006)

Dimitri Jurowski, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia - Cherubini: Lo sposo di tre e marito di nessuna (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 643 Mb | Total time: 76:52+74:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 503/1-2 | Recorded: 2006

Composed in 1783, Thrice Betrothed, Never Wed was the young Cherubini’s fifth opera and his first opera buffa. While it echoes its era—Paisiello, Cimarosa, Haydn, and early Mozart—it displays an almost Rossinian rhythmic bite and a few harmonic touches that look forward to the dramatic masterpieces of Cherubini’s Paris years (Lodoiska, Medée, Les deux journées, Anacréon, the C-Minor Requiem). Despite decades-long exploration of Cherubini, I have never encountered the opera before; this claims to be its first recording. The plot is filled with the expected inanities: disguises, mistaken identities, and Commedia dell’arte shenanigans. Don Pastacchio is the thrice-betrothed nobleman who is left standing when the music stops. After many false starts and red herrings, the other six characters finally match up into couples.

Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelik - Mozart: Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, Missa brevis in C major (1998)

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Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelik - Mozart: Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, Missa brevis in C major (1998)

Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelik - Mozart: Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, Missa brevis in C major (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 568 Mb | Total time: 53:02+74:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 459 409-2 | Recorded: 1973, 1975, 1989

Two great recordings of two of the greatest choral works. Karajan and Levin swoops the standards of tempi, phrasing and intens music making. Karajan's finest recording of the Requiem. Levin sets the bar a milestone higher. Remastering of the Requiem is confidentional good. Sound quality of K327 is superb.

Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Beethoven: Coriolan, Mozart: Symphonie No.33, Brahms: Symphonie No.4 (2004/1996)

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Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Beethoven: Coriolan, Mozart: Symphonie No.33, Brahms: Symphonie No.4 (2004/1996)

Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Beethoven: Coriolan, Mozart: Symphonie No.33, Brahms: Symphonie No.4 (2004/1996)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.94 Gb (DVD9) | 76 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

Carlos Kleiber was perhaps the most highly regarded conductor of the late 20th century, but his relatively few excursions into the studio have left the musical world with a frustratingly small number of recordings. Thus we are particularly fortunate that, from among the relatively few appearances in his career, several concerts, one operetta and two operas were filmed. This concert with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester from Munich's Herkulessaal in October 1996 was on of his last.

Sergio Balestracci, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto - Johann Gottlieb Naumann: La Passione di Gesu Cristo (2008)

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Sergio Balestracci, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto - Johann Gottlieb Naumann: La Passione di Gesu Cristo (2008)

Sergio Balestracci, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto - Johann Gottlieb Naumann: La Passione di Gesù Cristo (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 508 Mb | Total time: 120:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 365-2 | Recorded: 2006

JJohann Gottlieb Naumann, a contemporary of Joseph Haydn, was associated with Dresden, worked in Sweden and travelled in Italy. In his Passione di Gesù Cristo he concentrates on smaller scale emotions and conflicts – albeit in the context of the (conventional) Passion story. It was written, probably, in 1767. That’s quite an undertaking for a twenty-six year old, although Naumann already had several other vocal and choral successes to his name.

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.

Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Symphony No.36, Brahms: Symphony No.2 (2004/1991)

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Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Symphony No.36, Brahms: Symphony No.2 (2004/1991)

Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Symphony No.36, Brahms: Symphony No.2 (2004/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.97 Gb (DVD9) | 72 min
Classical | DECCA

Carlos Kleiber was perhaps the most highly regarded conductor of the late 20th century, but his relatively few excursions into the studio have left the musical world with a frustratingly small number of recordings. Thus we are particularly fortunate that, from among the relatively few appearances in his career, several concerts, one operetta and two operas were filmed.

Frank Peter Zimmermann - Mozart - Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 4 (2015) {Hänssler Classic 98.039}

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Frank Peter Zimmermann - Mozart - Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 4 (2015) {Hänssler Classic 98.039}

Frank Peter Zimmermann - Mozart - Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 4 (2015) {Hänssler Classic 98.039}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 371 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Hänssler Classic | CD 98.039
Classical / Concerto / Violin

Frank Peter Zimmermann is an excellent violinist, and an ideal Mozart interpreter. His rhythms are clean and crisp, his ornamentation appropriate, his vibrato always tasteful and expressive, and the tempos he and conductor Radoslaw Szulc adopt well-nigh ideal. Indeed, Mozart seems to represent the dividing line between successful historically informed and modern violin performance, with the former usually sounding dismal and the latter almost invariably proving satisfactory, at a minimum. This is ironic because, as we know, Mozart’s dad wrote the major 18th-century treatise on violin playing, and it’s amusing to hear performances that claim to follow Leopold’s rules come out sounding like dreck, as they so often do.

Jean-Claude Malgoire - Rameau: Les Paladins (2006)

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Jean-Claude Malgoire - Rameau: Les Paladins (2006)

Jean-Claude Malgoire - Rameau: Les Paladins (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:45:27 | 703 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Arion | Catalog: ARN 263660

Jean-Claude Malgoire has been one of the more important French conductors of the latter twentieth and early twenty first centuries. He has focused heavily on Baroque music, though his repertory also includes operas by Mozart and Salieri. As music director of the La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy and l'Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing, he has given many highly acclaimed concerts and opera productions, and made numerous recordings with major labels.

Alexei Sultanov: Live Performances from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (2007)

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Alexei Sultanov: Live Performances from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (2007)

Alexei Sultanov: Live Performances from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (2007)
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 1001194 | Time: 01:13:17

A compelling performance… "Recorded live in the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory at the 1st and 2nd rounds of the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition" in June 1998… by one of the era's most talented musicians. In his too-short life and altogether too-brief career, Mr. Sultanov engendered controversy and conflict in the music world with his take-no-prisoners style that demanded complete surrender, enchanting many and offending others, and, as a result, he was unfairly denied the acclaim and honors for which he strove, which he had every right to expect from us, and which he so richly deserved. In every performance (now, alas, recorded only), he offers a precious gift, as if to say, each time, "Here, take it, it's yours." Those who acknowledge and accept the gift are blessed by a new and greater understanding of what they hear, as though for the first time.