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Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique (Daniele Gatti) (2016) [Blu-Ray]

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Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique (Daniele Gatti) (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique (Daniele Gatti) (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21695 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 95 min | 23,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6715 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | RCO

With the release of this live recording of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, RCO Live celebrates the start of its collaboration with Daniele Gatti as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's seventh chief conductor on 9 September 2016. His unconventional take on this spectacular score evokes the astonishment audiences must have experienced at the time of the 1830 premiere. It is exactly this sense of surprise and freshness - founded on a thorough knowledge of the score - and the sheer joy of making music together that prompted the members of the RCO to choose Daniele Gatti as their new chief conductor.

Balasz Szokolay - Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces (1990)

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Balasz Szokolay - Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces (1990)

Balasz Szokolay - Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces (1990)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 67:20 | 196 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 550450

This is a very pleasing assortment from among Grieg's 66 short Lyric Pieces, written between 1866-1891. There were 6-8 pieces in each of the 10 "books", and this collection of 30 pieces contains selections from 9 of the books (there is no selection from Book 62 for some reason). Each and every one presented here is a pure delight, and represent Grieg's life-long desire to create a true Norwegian music genre derived from the folk music, dances, stories and natural environment of Norway. Every piece is evocative and the entire disc is delightful, thanks to the colorful and imaginative piano of Balazs Szokolay.

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)

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Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:55 | 241 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: BG2 63535

This selection received a Grammy nomination for "Best Classical Album" and "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)." The comparative simplicity of Chopin's Op. 28 Preludes (when placed against his Etudes, for example) and their status as "miniatures" often hide the fact that they are, in fact, extremely demanding pieces, especially in interpretation. These works, probably written in homage to Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Well-Tempered Clavier,' have been the eminent domain of such great pianists as Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz and Claudio Arrau. The Preludes now belong to young Evgeny Kissin.

Artur Rubinstein - The Rubinstein Collection (1999) [94-CD Box Set] Part 2: Vol. 21-40 {Combined Repost}

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Artur Rubinstein - The Rubinstein Collection (1999) [94-CD Box Set] Part 2: Vol. 21-40 {Combined Repost}

Artur Rubinstein - The Rubinstein Collection (1999) [94-CD Box Set] Part 2: Vol. 21-40
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 6.2 Gb | Scans (PNG/PDF)
RCA Red Seal
Classical, Concerto, Chamber Music, Romantic

The Arthur Rubinstein Collection is a 94-CD set containing 106 hours of music documenting this seminal pianist’s entire recording history.

Puccini - Tosca (Antonio Pappano) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Puccini - Tosca (Antonio Pappano) (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Puccini - Tosca (Antonio Pappano) (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 20991 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 130 min | 27,8 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3958 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 130 min | 7,02 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Japanese

“Jonas Kaufmann as Cavaradossi sings perhaps one of his greatest roles: E lucevan le stelle is unbelievably moving, and his cry of "Vittoria! Vittoria!" is guaranteed to make your hair stand on end! Angela Gheorghiu is a passionate Tosca, and Bryn Terfel unctuously oozes sleaze in a chilling portrayal of Scarpia.” (James Longstaffe)

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009)

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Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009)

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg (2009)
Johannes Brahms - Sergey Rachmaninov - Franz Schubert - Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8570 | Time: 01:12:25

Pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire are stupendous virtuosos, and there's nothing in this recording of their 2009 Salzburg recital of staggeringly difficult works they cannot play. They know each other so well as old duo piano partners that their playing is stunning in its unity, but their distinctive individuality also comes across. What's most impressive about this recital is how completely Argerich and Freire have made this music their own. Brahms' Haydn Variations sound freer and fresher, more playful, and more profound than ever. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances are thrillingly rhapsodic, rapturous, and dramatic. Schubert's Grand Rondeau is more lyrical, intimate, and graceful than usual, and Ravel's La Valse more ecstatic and apocalyptically over-the-top frightening than in any comparable recordings, including Argerich's own earlier releases. Captured in wonderfully clear yet wholly present digital sound, the performances on this disc will be compulsory listening for anyone who loves music, any music.

Verdi - Otello (Antoni Ros- Marba) (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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Verdi - Otello (Antoni Ros- Marba) (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Verdi - Otello (Antoni Ros- Marbà) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29778 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 141 min | 42,1 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 141 min | 11,7 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Catalan

The first of Verdi's two late Shakespearian operas stands as one of the great masterpieces of grand opera. José Cura, ranked among the world's leading interpreters of Verdi's music, takes the title role in Willy Decker's profound and intense production, recorded live at the Liceu, Barcelona in 2006 in true surround sound and filmed with high definition cameras.

John Lill, Halle Orchestra, James Loughran - Brahms: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2006)

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John Lill, Halle Orchestra, James Loughran - Brahms: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2006)

John Lill, Halle Orchestra, James Loughran - Brahms: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:39:41 | 398 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sanctuary Classics | Catalog: CD RSB 204

Despite a career spanning more than 50 years and a gold medal at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition (among others), pianist John Lill may be an artist sadly missing from many CD collections. Heralded as an intellectual musician, his approach to the instrument is decidedly academic and straightforward. This is not to say that his music-making is not impassioned or thoughtful anymore than the same could be said of Starker or Gingold simply because they are master technicians at their instruments.

Orchestra of St. Luke's, Pablo Heras-Casado - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)

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Orchestra of St. Luke's, Pablo Heras-Casado - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 'Winter Daydreams' Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)
Orchestra of St. Luke's; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902220 | Time: 01:08:20

Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied conducting career—encompassing the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically informed performance and cutting-edge contemporary scores. He has served as Principal Conductor of Orchestra of St. Luke’s since 2011, now extended to September 2017. OSL began as a chamber ensemble based at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village. Today, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble consists of 21 virtuoso artists who perform a diverse repertoire and make up OSL’s artistic core. harmonia mundi are proud to release OSL's debut album for the label featuring two of Tchaikovsky's earliest notable works, both of which are dramatic and vibrant: Symphony No. 1, 'Winter Dreams' and 'The Tempest', a sprawling and turbulent seascape.

Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2017)

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Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2017)

Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet| 73:34 min | 260 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Romantic

Lars Vogt continues his Ondine recordings with a new cycle of Beethovens Piano Concertos. Conducting the Royal Nothern Sinfonia from the keyboard Lars Vogt shows the brilliance and the beauty of these two majestic works of the classic piano concerto literature. Beethoven made an early reputation for himself as a keyboard player. Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 feature two opposite sides in Beethovens career: the 1st concerto is a masterpiece by a young composer in his 20s who is already looking into new dimensions of musical expression.

Trio Wanderer - Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)

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Trio Wanderer - Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)

Trio Wanderer - Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM902248 | Time: 01:05:11

The Trio Wanderer pays tribute to Dvorák and his last two trios. Alongside the sombre interiority and fiery intensity of the Trio No. 3 in F minor, this programme presents a new version of the famous Dumky Trio, to which the Wanderers owed their first great success on record. Passionate and melancholy by turns, it is also the most innovative and the freest of Dvorák’s trios. A fine symbol for the Trio Wanderer, which has just reached its 30th year of existence without ever ceasing to surprise and touch us. Happy anniversary and hats off!

Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Jesus Lopez-Cobos) (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Jesus Lopez-Cobos) (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera (Jesús López-Cobos) (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30235 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 137 min | 40,7 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 137 min | 12,6 Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Passion, loyalty and political conspiracy are the three pillars of Un ballo in maschera (1859), the most operatic of all operas . Set in XIX century Boston, Mario Martone s athmospheric production for the Teatro Real in Madrid brings out all the innate theatricality and drama of Verdi s work. World famous Argentinean tenor Marcelo Álvarez in the role of Riccardo leads a fabulous cast including Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana as his love Amelia and Elena Zaremba playing the witch Ulrica. Jesús López Cobos conducts the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance that shows the lyricism and grandeur of this beautiful work, which marries grand opera and opera comique features with Verdi's classical Italian opera tradition.

Maria Joao Pires - Frederic Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs

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Maria Joao Pires - Frederic Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs

Maria João Pires - Frédéric Chopin: The Nocturnes, Complete Recording (1996) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 271 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 096-2 | Time: 01:49:11

Passion rather than insouciance is Pires’s keynote. Here is no soft, moonlit option but an intensity and drama that scorn all complacent salon or drawing-room expectations. How she relishes Chopin’s central storms, creating a vivid and spectacular yet unhistrionic contrast with all surrounding serenity or ‘embalmed darkness’. The con fuoco of Op. 15 No. 1 erupts in a fine fury and in the first Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 1, Pires’s sharp observance of Chopin’s appassionato marking comes like a prophecy of the coda’s sudden blaze. Such resolution and psychological awareness make you realize that Chopin, like D. H. Lawrence, may well have thought that “there must be a bit of fear, and a bit of horror in your life”. Chopin, Pires informs us in no uncertain terms, was no sentimentalist.

Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (2002)

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Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (2002)

Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (CPE Bach, Cage, Mansurian, Liszt, Glinka, Chopin, Silvestrov, Debussy, Bartok) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 56’20 | 186.2 MB
Classical | ECM / 461 820-2

Comprising three centuries of noted composers' "minor" works, Lubimov's Der Bote (The Messenger) bears out its title with short, introspective pieces that capture thoughts of nostalgia, mourning, and meditation. The first work, C.P.E. Bach's 1787 Fantasy, sounds amazingly avant-garde, full of surprising darts and turns. And the experimental 20th-century composer John Cage's "In a Landscape" is an even bigger surprise. Instead of random keyboard plink-plunks, it's a diaphanous Debussyan tone poem, bound to startle party guests playing Name That Composer… –Dan Davis

Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky - Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; The Seasons, Op. 67 (2016)

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Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky - Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; The Seasons, Op. 67 (2016)

Alexander Glazunov: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; The Seasons, Op. 67 (2016)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 408 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 198 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350129 | Time: 01:19:23

A tribute to Alexander Glazunov who turned post-Tchaikovsky Russian musicians into true professionals. He was a composer emeritus and helped raise the profile of classical symphonies and ballet music before and after the Mighty Handful. Mvravinsky insisted on performing pieces by this incredibly selfless pedagogue which slip into the category of Romanticism, although he preferred the ‘banned’ compositions of his students such as the obstreperous young Stravinsky or the insufferably pretentious Prokofiev.