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Maria Bayo, Veronica Cangemi, Christopher Moulds - Gluck: L'innocenza giustificata (2005) (Repost)

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Maria Bayo, Veronica Cangemi, Christopher Moulds - Gluck: L'innocenza giustificata (2005) (Repost)

Maria Bayo, Veronica Cangemi, Christopher Moulds - Gluck: L'innocenza giustificata (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:27:23 | 528 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: TROY 791-792

Most opera fans are familiar with Gluck the reformist – the composer of Orphée et Eurydice who sought to balance drama and music in his works. But few know his early works which show him to be a master of the Baroque opera seria tradition he later rejected. L'innocenza giustificata, a festa teatrale written in 1755, is one of these works. Its structure – cobbled together from aria texts by Pietro Metastasio, but with new recitatives by Giacomo Durazzo – already shows a desire to create more dramatic continuity and interest than was commonly found in the Baroque period.

Midori Seiler, Jos van Immerseel - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2012) (Repost)

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Midori Seiler, Jos van Immerseel - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2012) (Repost)

Midori Seiler, Jos van Immerseel - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:53:58 | 1,07 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territoires | Catalog: ZZT307

Period-instrument performances of Beethoven's violin sonatas aren't too common; they pose thorny problems of balance even beyond the question of whether Beethoven wouldn't have preferred modern instruments if he could have had them. But this superbly musical set by violinist Midori Seiler, playing an Italian Baroque violin of unknown manufacture, and fortepianist Jos van Immerseel, on a copy of an entirely appropriate Viennese Walter piano, may well redefine the standard for these works.

Angela Hewitt - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 6, 8 & 9 (2011) (Repost)

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Angela Hewitt - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 6, 8 & 9 (2011) (Repost)

Angela Hewitt - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 6, 8 & 9 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 75:22 | 312 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67840

A brilliant specialist in the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach, which she has recorded to great critical acclaim, Angela Hewitt proves herself equally attuned to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in this first installment of the complete piano concertos. While beginning with the Piano Concertos No. 6, No. 8, and No. 9 might be an unusual opening gambit, jumping ahead of the earliest and least compelling concertos, they are still youthful works and more than competent examples of Mozart's budding mastery.

Kristof Barati - Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013) (Repost)

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Kristof Barati - Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013) (Repost)

Kristof Barati - Paganini: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:40 | 308 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94803

Hungarian Kristóf Baráti is recognised as one of the most outstanding violinists of his generation. His dazzling technique (often compared with the young Heifetz), his sincere, intensely musical interpretations and strong personality have brought him to today's top. This release presents two virtuoso showcases, the violin concertos nos. 1 & 2 by Paganini, the wizard of the violin, suspected of having sold his soul to the devil in order to receive a transcendent technique.

Benjamin Frith - John Field: Piano Music, Volume 1 (Nocturnes and Sonatas) (1999)

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Benjamin Frith - John Field: Piano Music, Volume 1 (Nocturnes and Sonatas) (1999)

Benjamin Frith - John Field: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Nocturnes and Sonatas) (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 160 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550761 | Time: 01:01:39

Fifteen years before Chopin wrote his first “nocturne”, Irish pianist/composer John Field composed his Nocturne No. 1 in E-flat major, followed by at least 15 more pieces in the same style. In these short works for solo piano, Field–who was one of the most celebrated pianists in the world during the first quarter of the 19th century–put form to the idea of a contemplative, lyrical composition, specifically tailored to the piano’s expressive capabilities. These “night” pieces are primarily characterized by a dominant, gracefully flowing melody, with most of the harmonic activity in the pianist’s left hand. Although other pianists have recorded at least some of Field’s Nocturnes–most notably John O’Conor (Telarc) and Miceál O’Rourke (Chandos)–Benjamin Frith’s own uniquely inflected, poetic readings have a satisfying aura of intimacy cast in the warm colors of his well-tempered, expertly recorded piano. Although O’Conor’s playing is more lyrical, with more fluid legatos, Frith generally takes more time–and these invariably lovely pieces blossom just as fully and brilliantly.

Mozart - The Greatest Operas (14CD) (2007) (Repost)

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Mozart - The Greatest Operas (14CD) (2007) (Repost)

Mozart - The Greatest Operas (14CD) (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 13:52:21 | 3,86 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Bravissimo | Catalog: BRV 9806

Five complete operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at budget price in one space-saving set, featuring a twenty-four-page booklet with biographies, detailed listings, and historic photos! Exciting live recordings taped 1949–1974. A stunning array of great artists in Mozart’s most beloved operatic works!

Antal Doráti - Haydn - The Complete Symphonies (33CD) (2009) (Repost)

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Antal Doráti - Haydn - The Complete Symphonies (33CD) (2009) (Repost)

Antal Doráti - Haydn - The Complete Symphonies (33CD) (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 36:31:33 | 11,1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 478 1221

Granted, there are better individual performances of the various symphonies from conductors as diverse as Eugen Jochum, Leonard Bernstein, Trevor Pinnock, and Thomas Fey; but when all is said and done this remains the finest complete set of Haydn symphonies yet recorded, and its basic musicality only seems to grow more impressive over time.

Diana Damrau - Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias (2008) (Repost)

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Diana Damrau - Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias (2008) (Repost)

Diana Damrau - Mozart: Opera & Concert Arias (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:21 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 5099921202322

“A strong and pleasing voice, in both high and low notes – a combination which one rarely encounters,” ran one contemporary report of Catarina Cavalieri, the soprano who created Konstanze in Die Entführung. Though I’d put it rather less laconically, that verdict holds equally good for Diana Damrau, whose new Mozart recital includes two arias composed for Cavalieri, “Martern aller Arten” and Elvira’s “Mi tradì” (added for the 1788 Viennese revival of Don Giovanni). The glamorous German soprano, now in her mid-thirties, made her international reputation as a sensational Queen of the Night and Zerbinetta.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis [2008/1979]

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis [2008/1979]

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis (Herbert von Karajan, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Ruža Baldani, Eric Tappy, José van Dam) [2008/1979]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.11 Gb (DVD9) | 83 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Latin, Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Karajan surmounted this pinnacle of the choral-symphonic repertoire - which Beethoven himself called "the greatest work I have composed" - no fewer than four times in the recording studio, but only once live and on film: in this unique document from the 1979 Salzburg Easter Festival. The atmosphere of Salzburg's Festspielhaus and festival audience adds a special frisson to this conductor's classic interpretation of the Missa solemnis.

Karl Bohm, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Mozart: Requiem [2005/1971]

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Karl Bohm, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Mozart: Requiem [2005/1971]

Mozart - Requiem (Karl Böhm, Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Peter Schreier, Walter Berry) [2005/1971]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.45 Gb (DVD9) | 64 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Latin, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Karl Böhm conducting the Requiem: one of the foremost Mozart conductors of the 20th century in one of Mozart’s most admired works. Singers Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Peter Schreier and Walter Berry join forces to form a brilliant cast of soloists. Taped in 1971 at the Piaristenkirche in Vienna, this is a rare document of outstanding artistic quality.

Vojtech Spurny, Schwarzenberg Court Orchestra - Giuseppe Scarlatti: Dove e amore e gelosia (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Vojtech Spurny, Schwarzenberg Court Orchestra - Giuseppe Scarlatti: Dove e amore e gelosia (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Giuseppe Scarlatti - Dove è amore è gelosia (Vojtěch Spurný, Schwarzenberg Court Orchestra) (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 88+53 (bonus) min | 33,8 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3822 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 88+53 (bonus) min | 7,52 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Japanese, Korean

Rebellious servants, capricious lovers, cross-dressing farce and a happy ending: the fast paced action of this comic Baroque opera had all the ingredients to please the self-confessed ‘low-brow taste’ of an Austro-German prince, who commissioned Giuseppe Scarlatti for a piece to celebrate his son’s wedding. This is the opera’s first revival in modern times, and it takes place in the very same Baroque theatre, impeccably restored to its original glory, which hosted the first performance. With a cast of young singers drawn from Prague’s National Theatre and a stylish period-instrument ensemble, this vivid reconstruction will delight audiences as much today as it did the aristocratic guests at Ceský Krumlov in 1768.

Makoto Ueno, Kazunori Seo - Carl Czerny: Music for Flute and Piano (2015)

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Makoto Ueno, Kazunori Seo - Carl Czerny: Music for Flute and Piano (2015)

Carl Czerny - Music for Flute and Piano (2015)
Makoto Ueno (Piano), Kazunori Seo (Flute)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573335 | Time: 01:18:18

Virtuoso pianist Carl Czerny was a pupil and friend of Beethoven in Vienna. His prodigious output as a composer included numerous sets of variations on operatic themes, both with orchestra [Naxos 8.573254] and, as with the Trois Rondeaux, Op. 347 on themes by Rossini and Bellini, in the form of entertaining chamber music. With its cadenza and technical flourishes the Introduction, Variations and Finale, Op. 80 is composed in true concerto style, while the elegance and refined artistry of the Rondoletto and Duo concertant are both characteristic of a Classical master whose works have only recently started to gain wider recognition.

Leonard Bernstein, Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Haydn: Die Schopfung [2009/1986]

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Leonard Bernstein, Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Haydn: Die Schopfung [2009/1986]

Haydn - Die Schöpfung (Leonard Bernstein, Lucia Popp, Judith Blegen, Kurt Moll) [2009/1986]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.45 Gb (DVD9) | 122 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Haydn’s Creation, the culmination of his life’s work, in a legendary 1986 performance conducted by Leonard Bernstein in the exquisite Baroque splendor of the Benedictine Abbey of Ottobeuren, Bavaria, now available on DVD for the first time. This spectacular performance also includes Bernstein’s spoken introduction to the performance —always an invaluable addition to any concert.

Till Fellner, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2010) (Repost)

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Till Fellner, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2010) (Repost)

Till Fellner, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:40 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | Catalog: 001397502

As Austrian pianist Till Fellner has aged, his performance style has naturally matured. This CD of Beethoven's Fourth and Fifth piano concertos shows Fellner is still impetuous but more commanding, still virtuosic but less demonstrative, and still playful but less prankish and more thoughtful. His touch is generally light, as in the Fourth's airy closing Vivace, and often legato, as in the Fifth's lyrical central Adagio, but he displays plenty of power in the Fourth's dramatic Andante and the Fifth's mighty opening flourish.

Mozart - Symphonies Nos.31, 39-41; Schubert - Symphony No.4 (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2007/1984)

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Mozart - Symphonies Nos.31, 39-41; Schubert - Symphony No.4 (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2007/1984)

Mozart - Symphonies Nos.31, 39-41; Schubert - Symphony No.4 (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) (2007/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.81 Gb+6.29 Gb (2xDVD9) | 232 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Schubert's 'Tragic' Symphony and Mozart's 'Paris' Symphony are performed by the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Wiener Musikvereinsaal in 1984. Harnoncourt goes back to Schubert's original manuscripts to perform the music in its purest form. Harnoncourt joined forces with The Chamber Orchestra of Europe for Mozart's last symphonies (Nos. 39-41), performed at the Wiener Musikvereinssaal in 1991. Known throughout the world for his highly original approach to classical music, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt reveres Mozart as 'the most romantic composer of all'.