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Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman - J.C. Bach: Complete Symphonies Opp. 6, 9, 18 (2011) (Repost)

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Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman - J.C. Bach: Complete Symphonies Opp. 6, 9, 18 (2011) (Repost)

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman - J.C. Bach: Complete Symphonies Opp. 6, 9, 18 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 145:39 | 768 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics | Catalog: 8802065

Youngest son of J.S. Bach, Johann Christian Bach rose to prominence in England during the early Classical period much the same as his father dominated the German Baroque. His writing was influenced by his father, of course, but also by the fashions being explored by Haydn. J.C. Bach also served as a bridge to Mozart, whose work and early writings were also influenced by the junior Bach. A total of 15, three-movement symphonies were published under Opp. 6, 9, and 18.

Eckart Hubner, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal - Devienne: Bassoon Concertos (1993) (Repost)

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Eckart Hubner, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal - Devienne: Bassoon Concertos (1993) (Repost)

Eckart Hubner, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal - Devienne: Bassoon Concertos (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:24 | 356 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 999120

This is a very nice recording of bassoon concertos by the Mozart of Paris, Francois Devienne. Eckart Huebner is a masterful player with a nice sound, good interpretation, great intonation, and brings out the musicality which occasionally lacks or is absent in Devienne recordings. His notes are well written and provide background with thoughts and conjecture concerning each of the concertos and the mysterious 2nd bassoon concerto of Mozart which has been attributed to Devienne.

Thomas Hengelbrock, NGR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Thomas Hengelbrock, NGR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Thomas Hengelbrock, North German Radio Elbphilharmonie Orchestra - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Grand Opening Concert (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28506 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 112+52 (bonus) min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3918 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 112 min | 6,05 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub.: German, English, French, Korean, Japanese

The Elbphilharmonie, the “hall of wonders” (The Guardian), is undoubtedly the new landmark of Hamburg, a monumental synthesis of breath-taking architecture, a unique location and a world-class concert hall. In varying instrumentation the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under the baton of Principal Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and several top-class soloists explores in the opening concert the possibilities of the Elbphilharmonie’s Grand Hall and ist acoustics with an exciting programme that spans across all musical eras, from the Renaissance to the present. It culminates in a brand-new commissioned work, created especially for this occasion by the most important living German composer, Wolfgang Rihm.

Emerson String Quartet - The Haydn Project (2001) (Repost)

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Emerson String Quartet - The Haydn Project (2001) (Repost)

Emerson String Quartet - The Haydn Project (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:00:52 | 861 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 0289 471 3272

“You have the sense when listening to Haydn that you’re in very good company; though he’s a great genius, he somehow seems like one of us”. The words of Philip Setzer. Beautifully recorded, exceptionally well played, the Emerson’s traversal of seven quartets of Haydn offers a wonderful musical journey – 1772 to 1799 in terms of chronology; in terms of musical values and growth, well, Haydn’s inventiveness and imagination are simply remarkable.

Giuliano Carmignola - Haydn - Violin Concertos (2012) (Repost)

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Giuliano Carmignola - Haydn - Violin Concertos (2012) (Repost)

Giuliano Carmignola - Haydn - Violin Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:23 | 345 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 4778774 AH

Italian violinist Guiliano Carmignola has a crisp, sharp style that can do wonderful things in High Baroque repertory. In Classical-period music he is again distinctive, but your mileage may vary. This release harks back to the middle days of historically informed playing, when Baroque groups first began to explore the Classical era (and music beyond). There are no graceful, gentle lines here, no warm, muted colors of mythological figures frolicking in summer sunshine.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon - Gluck: Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan [2008]

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon - Gluck: Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan [2008]

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, The English Baroque Soloisits - Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprévue; Don Juan [2008]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.17 Gb | Total time: 264.35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 69562-0 | Recorded: 1981/87/90

This four disc set from Erato opens with Gluck’s three act lyric tragedy Iphigénie en Aulide, his first original ‘French’ opera for the fashionable Paris Opéra. In 1773 Gluck had been persuaded that he could establish himself at the Paris Opéra (also known as L’Opéra) by François du Roullet, an attaché at the French Embassy in Vienna. Baille du Roullet provided Gluck with the libretto for Iphigénie en Aulide, based on the tragedy of Racine and founded on the play of Euripides. Initially the Director of L’Opéra hesitated in accepting Gluck’s score. Fortunately he had a influential ally in Marie-Antoinette, the Queen of France, to whom he had taught singing and harpsichord. The first staging of Iphigénie en Aulide was at the Paris Opéra in 1774.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito [1991]

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito [1991]

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito [1991]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 473 Mb | Total time: 58:20+59:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 431 806-2 | Recorded: 1990

Listening to this work so soon after hearing Zauberflote one is amazed anew that Mozart could write two such totally contrasted pieces within months of each other. Here, in the composer's last opera seria, we are in another world, one of formality tempered by the deep emotions engendered by love and jealousy. Instead of birdcatchers and Masonic rights we are dealing with historic figures in a supposedly historic context with down-to-earth feelings. For each Mozart finds precisely the appropriate music.

Schubert - Messen № 1-6, Deutsche Messe (2005) (Creed, Robev) (5CD Box Set)

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Schubert - Messen № 1-6, Deutsche Messe (2005) (Creed, Robev) (5CD Box Set)

Schubert - Messen № 1-6, Deutsche Messe (2005) (Creed, Robev) (5CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1.12 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 494 mb
Classical | Label: Capriccio / 49 438

Deutsche Messe (German Mass), D 872, is a mass composed by Franz Schubert in 1827. Its text is not the Latin liturgical text, but a sequence of poems in German by Johann Philipp Neumann who commissioned the work. It was originally scored for SATB choir, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 3 trombones, timpani and basso continuo. It is also known as the Gesänge zur Feier des heiligen Opfers der Messe ("Songs for the celebration of the holy offering of the Mass"), and the "Wind Mass" due to its orchestration of primarily wind instruments.

VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)

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VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)

VA - Copying Beethoven: Music From The Motion Picture (2008)
music by Ludwig van Beethoven and film music by Antoni Łazarkiewicz

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 284 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 178 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 8176 | Time: 01:17:36

The film received a pasting from UK critics but as the soundtrack chooses from a vast archive of great performances, it’s possible to retrieve something from the experience. The opening track, the Grosse Fuge, is a bold choice given the wider audience for whom this soundtrack is aiming. It receives a magnificent performance from the Takács Quartet which is as finely attuned to the music’s jagged outcrops as its sheltered byways. The uninterrupted flow of the sweet and soulful second movement of the third Razumovsky is pure poetry in their hands. Ashkenazy gives a brilliant but never rushed performance of the finale to the early Sonata in C minor and his straightforward manner in the Arietta from Beethoven’s last sonata is illuminated by the very clear Decca recording. Haitink’s performance of the finale of the Ninth Symphony with the Royal Concertgebouw and a quartet of soloists led by Lucia Popp does not storm the heavens and I don’t ever recall being so aware of this movement’s proceeding by paragraphs. However, it would seem to have found a comfortable place in a well planned and wide-ranging celebration of Beethoven’s genius.

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Overtures; String Quartet Op.131 (2008/1978)

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Overtures; String Quartet Op.131 (2008/1978)

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Overtures; String Quartet Op.131 (2008/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.80 Gb (DVD9) | 92 min+6 min (bonus)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

"The virtuosity and unanimity of the VPO strings command the highest respect. The grave opening fugue, the brilliant scherzo and the impassioned finale sound terrific … a fabulous disc." - Gramophone

Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Cristofori - Mozart - Piano Concertos KV 466 & KV 467 (2012) (Repost)

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Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Cristofori - Mozart - Piano Concertos KV 466 & KV 467 (2012) (Repost)

Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Cristofori - Mozart - Piano Concertos KV 466 & KV 467 (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:45 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ACCENT | Catalog: ACC 24265

The present recording of the Piano Concertos KV 466 & 467 is the starting point for the complete collection of Mozart piano concertos to be issued by the label Accent. Arthur Schoonderwoerd, in great demand as a hammerklavier performer, and his ensemble Cristofori play on authentic instruments of the period or modern reproductions. The string parts in the orchestral accompaniment are played by only one musician per part, producing a slender, transparent tone which supports the hammerklavier without ever dominating its fine tone.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: Idomeneo [1991]

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: Idomeneo [1991]

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: Idomeneo[1991]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 832 Mb | Total time: 78:02+70:45+61:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 431 674-2 | Recorded: 1990

“This is unquestionably the most vital and authentic account of Idomeneo to date on disc. We have here what was given at the work's first performance in Munich plus, in appendices, what Mozart wanted, or was forced, to cut before that premiere and the alternative versions of certain passages, so that various combinations of the piece can be programmed by the listener. Gardiner's direct, dramatic conducting catches ideally the agony of Idomeneo's terrible predicament – forced to sacrifice his son because of an unwise row. This torment of the soul is also entirely conveyed by Anthony Rolfe Johnson in the title role to which Anne Sofie von Otter's moving Idamante is an apt foil. Sylvia McNair is a diaphanous, pure-voiced Ilia, Hillevi Martinpelto a properly fiery, sharp-edged Elettra.

Rolando Boer, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2012) [Blu-ray]

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Rolando Boer, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala - Mozart: Die Zauberflote (2012) [Blu-ray]

Rolando Böer, Albina Shagimuratova, Günther Groissböck, Saimir Pirgu, Genia Kühmeier, Alex Esposito - Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19994 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 162 min | 34 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3991 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 162 min | 8,82 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

This celebrated production by artist William Kentridge joyfully bursts onto the stage of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, featuring the dazzling Russian coloratura Albina Shagimuratova as the Queen of the Night, and Italian bass Alex Esposito as Papageno, one of the most sought after artists of his generation.

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Natalie Dessay, Cecilia Bartoli - Mozart: Mitridate [1999]

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Natalie Dessay, Cecilia Bartoli -  Mozart: Mitridate [1999]

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Natalie Dessay, Cecilia Bartoli - Mozart: Mitridate [1999]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 790 Mb | Total time: 174:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 460 772-2 | Recorded: 1998

This full-length opera seria–written by Mozart at age 14–has had some strong recorded exposure in the past, but this set may bring it to a broader public than ever before. Now that Handel's operas in the same genre are much more in evidence, what once might've seemed like the work of an underdeveloped dramatist is only Mozart maintaining the status quo, which is a long, expository, musically conservative first act followed by two shorter acts with much more individualistic arias, some of them exquisite and among the composer's very best. Conductor Christophe Rousset is perfect for finding the dramatic center of every moment. But the set is worth buying just for its passionate cast, which features Cecilia Bartoli, Brian Asawa, Natalie Dessay, and Sandrine Piau firing on all vocal cylinders. The biggest surprise is tenor Giuseppe Sabbatini's account of the title role. It may not be graceful but it sure is electrifying. There's only one disappointment: Mozart wrote several versions of some arias to please his star singers, and this recording leaves one hungry to hear his outtakes.
(David Patrick Stearns)

Victor Pablo Perez, Orchestra of Teatro Real, Carlos Alvarez, Maria Bayo, Sonia Ganasi - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Victor Pablo Perez,  Orchestra of Teatro Real, Carlos Alvarez, Maria Bayo, Sonia Ganasi - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Víctor Pablo Pérez, Orchestra of Teatro Real, Carlos Álvarez, María Bayo, Sonia Ganasi, José Bros - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 171 min | 41,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 171 min | 9,28 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Luis Pasqual's powerful production for the Spanish capital sets Da Ponte's timeless story of sleaze and seduction into the dark world of 1940s Spain. Carlos Álvarez, in the title role, toys with the affections of Donna Anna, Zerlina and the Spanish lady Donna Elvira, before his overpowering methods finally bring his own destruction. "José Bros is a luxurious Don Ottavio, with an excellent high register, perfect diction and an exquisite vocal elegance. Alvarez is the perfect Trickster of Seville. Victor Pablo Pérez, one of the most reputed conductors of the Spanish scene, manages a crystal clear work, very attentive to the beauty of Mozart's score." (La Razón, Madrid)