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Noriko Ogawa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 10-12 (K 330-332) (2012)

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Noriko Ogawa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 10-12 (K 330-332) (2012)

Noriko Ogawa - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 10-12 (K 330-332) (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1985 | Time: 01:16:00

While its unpretentious cover photo and small text don't proclaim it as an important recording, Noriko Ogawa's 2012 SACD of Mozart piano sonatas is the kind of sleeper album that quietly asserts its value and convinces purely through the beauty of the music. The three piano sonatas presented here also have that kind of unassuming quality. Mozart composed them as teaching pieces, suitable for players of modest skills, yet they have become extremely popular and rank among his best loved works. Ogawa plays them with a light touch that suits their simplicity, and her interpretations of K. 330, K. 331 (famous for its Rondo alla Turca), and K. 332 are transparent and almost naïve, but for the subtlety of attack, balanced phrasing, and shaded dynamics that reveal her artistry. BIS provides nearly ideal sound quality for Ogawa, offering clean reproduction and reasonably close microphone placement that make listening effortless.

Tzimon Barto - Unexpected Encounters: A Selection of Piano Sonatas by Joseph Haydn (2009)

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Tzimon Barto - Unexpected Encounters: A Selection of Piano Sonatas by Joseph Haydn (2009)

Tzimon Barto - Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 10, 38, 42, 60 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1154-2 | Time: 01:17:21

Released in the 200th anniversary year of Haydn’s death, this new release features pianist Tzimon Barto playing a selection of the great Classical composer’s piano sonatas. Tzimon Barto is celebrated for his "refreshing" approach (American Record Guide) to known repertoire. Barto’s highly personal approach to these works – which he has devoted himself to for much of his career – enables the listeners to make their own "unexpected encounters" with these works. Making no attempt to be "historically correct", Barto focuses instead on his discovery of impressionistic elements, as well as inspiration drawn from theatre and painting of the period. Tzimon Barto is recognised as one of the most radiant and unique personalities in the music world. His two previous recordings for Ondine – keyboard pieces by Rameau (ODE1067-2) and piano works by Ravel (ODE10952) – have received high levels of acclaim; critics have hailed Barto’s musical maturity, superb technique, and endless colour palette.

Igor Kipnis ‎– The Spanish Harpsichord: D. Scarlatti, Blasco de Nebra, Soler, Falla (1993)

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Igor Kipnis ‎– The Spanish Harpsichord: D. Scarlatti, Blasco de Nebra, Soler, Falla (1993)

Igor Kipnis ‎– The Spanish Harpsichord: D. Scarlatti, Blasco de Nebra, Soler, Falla (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | SNYI 53264 | Recorded: 1967, 1975

This is a wonderful collection of Spanish Baroque harpsichord music. Of course Scarlatti, who came from Italy, is the king. Igor Kipnis plays one of Scarlatti's single sonatas and the great triptych, K. 490- 92. He gives an object lesson in performing Scarlatti with imagination, virtuosity, taste, and ornamented repeats, the latter adding a great deal of interest to the music. José Nebra and Josep Soler aren't quite on Scarlatti's level, but the way Igor Kipnis plays their entertaining music is bound to hold your attention.

Grumiaux Trio - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete String Trios (1997) 2CDs

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Grumiaux Trio - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete String Trios (1997) 2CDs

Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Trios (1997) 2CDs
Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Georges Janzer, viola; Eva Czako, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 679 Mbb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 456 317-2 | Time: 02:18:15

Beethoven was the last great composer to write string trios, and his are the finest works of their type. Mozart hardly touched this particular combination, and Haydn wrote quite few very early works which are now completely unknown. In any case, Haydn used two violins and a cello, whereas with Beethoven the standard combination became violin, viola, and cello. These are all early works, expert examples of all that Beethoven learned from Haydn and Mozart in preparation for the writing of his first great string quartets. But far from being mere composition exercises, these are highly rewarding works on their own, and these outstanding performances make the best possible case for their claim to be ranked among Beethoven's chamber music masterpieces.

Aurele Nicolet, Hubert Barwahser, William Bennett - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Works for Flute (1994) 2CDs

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Aurele Nicolet, Hubert Barwahser, William Bennett - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Works for Flute (1994) 2CDs

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Works for Flute (1994) 2CDs
Aurele Nicolet, Hubert Barwahser, William Bennett (flutes); Osian Ellis, harp; Grumiaux Trio
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by David Zinman
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by Neville Marriner
Heinz Holliger, oboe; Hermann Baumann, horn; Klaus Thunemann, bassoon

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 696 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 367 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 442 299-2 | Time: 02:37:33

Mozart claimed to dislike the flute and, for that matter, the harp as well which also plays a prominent role in this compilation. But in spite of that, he produced music for the flute in a variety of genres all of which is delightful and much of which is masterful. This release on Philips's "duo" series presents an excellent opportunity for an overview of Mozart's works for flute, well played. It also offers a rare opportunity to hear a variety of performers on the flute and other instruments and orchestras.

Igor Kipnis - Harpsichord Greatest Hits (1989)

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Igor Kipnis - Harpsichord Greatest Hits (1989)

Igor Kipnis - Harpsichord Greatest Hits (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 431 Mb | Total time: 72:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CBS Records ‎| MLK 45524 | Recorded: 1989

As with several other of Kipnis' albums, these could serve as either an eye opener for those uninitiated to the potential of the late 20th century harpsichord in the hands of these virtuoso musicians. And an introduction of the incredibly rich, varied music of the 18th Century. Igor Kipnis was so much more than a master of the keyboard, he helped introduce three generations to what the Baroque was all about.

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

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Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 210 min | 6,79+7,74 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 2006

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers.

David Fung - Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 & Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110 (Live) (2020)

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David Fung - Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 & Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110 (Live) (2020)

David Fung - Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 & Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110 (Live) (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:39:47 | 91 Mb
Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons

David Fung delivered Beethoven’s Bagatelles as if he were telling an exquisite story, demonstrating a supreme maturity and a rare talent for the music of the classical style.

Konstantin Scherbakov - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2020)

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Konstantin Scherbakov - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2020)

Konstantin Scherbakov - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 176 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | 01:04:49
Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons complete Beethoven Sonata cycle with pianist Konstantin Scherbakov winds down with Sonatas No. 28 and No. 29.

VA - Celebrate Beethoven: Choral Works (2020)

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VA -  Celebrate Beethoven: Choral Works (2020)

VA - Celebrate Beethoven: Choral Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | 01:08:23
Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos Records

BEETHOVEN 250: One of twelve monthly Digital Exclusive releases that focus on and celebrate a particular aspect of Beethoven’s work. This release highlights Beethoven’s contribution to the choral genre with folksong arrangements and original songs.

Javier Perianes - Manuel Blasco de Nebra: Piano Sonatas (2010)

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Javier Perianes - Manuel Blasco de Nebra: Piano Sonatas (2010)

Javier Perianes - Manuel Blasco de Nebra: Piano Sonatas (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:11:25
Genre: Classical | Label: harmonia mundi | # HMC 902046

During his all-too-brief life, the Andalusian composer Manuel Blasco de Nebra (1750-1784) left behind a handful of keyboard works that evoke Scarlatti's concise forms and extraordinary powers of invention. Each of the sonatas consists of two movements: an adagio followed by a fast finale. The adagios are stark and full of gut-wrenching, slowly resolving dissonant moments, while unpredictable twists and turns characterize the almost Haydn-esque Allegros and Prestos, as well as the E minor Pastorela Minuet's discursive melodic trajectory. At times Blasco de Nebra foreshadows future soulmates; you might mistake the Op. 1 C minor sonata finale's persistent dotted rhythms for Schumann's. Javier Perianes understands what makes de Nebra tick, borne out by his varied articulations, wide dynamic spectrum, and shapely embellishments.

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Beethoven: The Symphonies [5CDs] (2012)

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Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Beethoven: The Symphonies [5CDs] (2012)

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Beethoven: The Symphonies (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.53 Gb | Total time: 05.58.00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa ‎| GCDSA 921116. 5 | Recorded: 2011

It was some years after founding the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century in 1981 that Frans Brüggen first turned his attention to the music of Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies and endeavoured to perceive that special orchestral landscape, in order to transform it into musical sound, with the use of period instruments rediscovering historical tonal colours. Now, his quest undimmed, Brüggen has submerged himself once more into the glories of Beethoven’s orchestral music for a new cycle being issued in a sumptuous new hybrid SACD box set by Glossa.

Quatuor Heutling, Heinz-Otto Graf - Mozart: Les Quatuors à cordes, Les Quintettes à cordes [8CDs] (1997)

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Quatuor Heutling, Heinz-Otto Graf - Mozart: Les Quatuors à cordes, Les Quintettes à cordes [8CDs] (1997)

Quatuor Heutling, Heinz-Otto Graf - Mozart: Les Quatuors à cordes, Les Quintettes à cordes (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,79 Gb | Total time: 10:00:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics ‎| 5 72186 2 | Recorded: 1967, 1968

These quartets were recorded in sumptuous sound from December 1967 to the middle of ’68. Remastering can lead to shrillness which undermines intonation – but not here. This sounds fabulous above the stave.

Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (2019)

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Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (2019)

Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Digital booklet | 05:24:59 | 1,2 Gb
Classical | Label: Exton

Joe Hisaishi conducts Beethoven. Featuring Symphony No. 1 to 9 on five discs. Performed by the Future Orchestra Classics (Nagano Chamber Orchestra)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 558 Mb | Total time: 57:53+51:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 435 077-2 | Recorded: 1966-1969

Herbert von Karajan recorded between 1966 and 1968 with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and a cast of stars this reference version of 'The Creation' by Joseph Haydn.
After a legendary concert given in 1965 in Salzburg, Herbert von Karajan entered the studio a few months later to record Haydn's masterpiece with the same lead singers, Fritz Wunderlich and Gundula Janowitz. Almost completed in 1966, the recording was abruptly interrupted by the accidental and tragic death of Fritz Wunderlich at the age of 35, on September 17, 1966. The sessions then resume with a young tenor, Werner Krenn, who replaces Wunderlich on the songs. recitatives in particular.