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Vincenzo Bellini - Norma - Bonynge (CD 1988) [Repost]

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Vincenzo Bellini - Norma - Bonynge (CD 1988) [Repost]

Bellini - Norma / Sutherland / Caballé /
Pavarotti / Ramey [Repost]

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG | 3 CD | Scans+Libretto | 148 Min. | 614 MB
Label : Decca / Catalogue : 4144762DH3 /
Opera / Released in 1988

Pavaroti is in great voice, Caballe is brilliant, Sutherland is OK,It doesn't have the excitement of other "Norma's", but is a good addition to a "Norma" collection.
-By Thomas E. Lawson-

Giuseppe Verdi - Aida - Lorin Maazel (CD 1989) [Repost]

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Giuseppe Verdi - Aida - Lorin Maazel (CD 1989) [Repost]

Verdi - Aida - Maria Chiara / Luciano Pavarotti /
Ghena Dimitrova / Leo Nucci (CD1989) [Repost]

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG | 3 CD | Scans+Libretto | 151 Min. | 648 MB
Label : Decca / Catalogue : 4174392DH3 /
Opera / Released in 1989

Of all Pavarotti´s opera recordings, this is, for me, the most memorable. Not just because of him: this 'Aida' is one of those opera recordings that offers the excitement of a live event, where everything gells. The singers do a good job individually - Chiara as a lovely Aida - but are even more convincing as an ensemble. Maazel conducts a sensitive performance, grander in scale than Abbado, Muti and many others.
-By E. J. Van Sten

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart & Gächinger Kantorei - Mendelssohn: Sacred Works (2018) (6 CDs)

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Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart & Gächinger Kantorei - Mendelssohn: Sacred Works (2018) (6 CDs)

Helmuth Rilling, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart & Gächinger Kantorei - Mendelssohn: Sacred Works (2018) (6 CDs)
WEB Rip FLAC (Tracks) | 6 CDs, 06:23:40 min | Cover, d.booklet | 1,65 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Haenssler Classic

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s oratorio Elias Op. 70 was premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. It depicts the life of the prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 and 2 Kings of the Old Testament. While it was composed in the spirit of Mendelssohn’s Baroque predecessors Bach and Handel, its lyricism and use of orchestral and choral color clearly reflects Mendelssohn’s own genius as an early Romantic composer. Paulus Op. 36, written a decade earlier, was a popular work during Mendelssohn’s lifetime, but failed to maintain its stature in comparison to his other oratorios and the oratorios of Handel and Bach.

Steven Isserlis, Thomas Adès - Lieux retrouvés (2012) (Repost)

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Steven Isserlis, Thomas Adès - Lieux retrouvés (2012) (Repost)

Steven Isserlis, Thomas Adès - Lieux retrouvés (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:44 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67948

The coherence of the program on this release by the increasingly popular British cellist Steven Isserlis may not be evident at first glance, but it's a nifty idea, and one with a weight that not so many contemporary composers can comfortably support. What Franz Liszt, Leos Janácek, Gabriel Fauré, and György Kurtág have in common is that they all influenced the last composer on the program, Thomas Adès. This gives you an idea of Adès' eclecticism, which is brought into relief when you hear the strands of music that he likes.

Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Philharmonic & Hervé Niquet - Gounod: Cantates et musique sacrée (2018)

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Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Philharmonic & Hervé Niquet - Gounod: Cantates et musique sacrée (2018)

Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Philharmonic & Hervé Niquet - Gounod: Cantates et musique sacrée (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 02:08:28 | 572 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Palazzetto Bru Zane, Ediciones Singulares

An icon of French Romanticism thanks to the enduring popularity of his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette, Charles Gounod competed three times for the prestigious Prix de Rome between 1837 and 1839. Thus he composed three unpublished cantatas for soloists and orchestra, including Marie Stuart et Rizzio and La Vendetta, which he never had the opportunity to hear in performance. Revealed for the first time, these three cantatas, fine examples of French Romanticism, show a young composer with a remarkable flair for opera. In the end Fernand won him the coveted prize, carrying with it the privilege of a three-year stay (from 1840) at the Villa Medici in Rome. While there he produced several sacred compositions, which have also remained unknown until now. His splendid Messe vocale for unaccompanied choir, written in a neo-Palestrinian style, deserves a place on the programme of every vocal ensemble.

Gounod - Mireille - Valerie Masterson - Luis Lima ( CD 2003 )

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Gounod - Mireille - Valerie Masterson - Luis Lima ( CD 2003 )

Charles Gounod - Mireille
Valerie Masterson - Luis Lima ( CD 2003 )

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG | 2 CD | Scans+Libretto | 137 Min. | 676 MB
Label : Ponto / Catalogue : PO-1019 /
Opera / Released in 2003

After Faust (1859) and Roméo et Juliette (1867) the most popular score of Gounod's Mireille (1864), although its international diffusion is somewhat hampered by his argument quite parochial, based on the poem Provencal Frédéric Mistral .

Barnabás Kelemen, Gergely Bogányi – Liszt: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)

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Barnabás Kelemen, Gergely Bogányi – Liszt: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)

Barnabás Kelemen, Gergely Bogányi – Liszt: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Digital Booklet | 02:04:23 | 505 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | Catalog: 31879/80

This is as complete a representation as humanly possible of all the music scored for violin and piano that Franz Liszt composed, arranged, or had some creative hand in. The 17 works span Liszt's entire career, from the young composer's elegant Zwei Walzer to his experimental late period (the two Elegies and the stark, foreboding La lugubre gondola).

Christoph König & Soloists Européens Luxembourg - Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 "Great" - Berio (2018)

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Christoph König & Soloists Européens Luxembourg - Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 "Great" - Berio (2018)

Christoph König & Soloists Européens Luxembourg - Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 "Great" - Berio: "Rendering" after Schubert Symphony No. 10 in D Major, D. 936a (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 321 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | 01:18:26
Classical | Label: Rubicon

Just before his death in 1828 at the age of just 31, Franz Schubert was at work on his 10th Symphony in D major D936a, and had signed up for counterpoint lessons with Simon Sechter, who later taught the young Anton Bruckner. The 10th was destined to become yet another unfinished Schubert work, and his 6th unfinished symphony, but the extensive sketches are fascinating and show Schubert clearly moving into new sound worlds that aniticipate Mahler in the central slow movement. Berio’s ingenious work ‘Renderings’ brings Schubert’s extensive sketches alive by creating a new work around and within the framework of the unfinished symphony.

Geneviève Laurenceau & David Bismuth - Paris 1900 (2017)

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Geneviève Laurenceau & David Bismuth - Paris 1900 (2017)

Geneviève Laurenceau & David Bismuth - Paris 1900 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:12:01 | 301 Mb
Classical | Label: Naïve

As for the violin and piano duets, the fall is rich in French music records - this is not the place to be complained. Among these novelties, the "Paris 1900" program of Geneviève Laurenceau and David Bismuth who comes out at Naïve deserves a special interest. Fervent chamber artists, the two artists are longtime partners in concert, but they have waited a lot before giving the microphones a first testimony of their complicity: a small wonder!

Quatuor Hermès - Quatuor Hermès: Ravel, Dutilleux & Debussy (2018)

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Quatuor Hermès - Quatuor Hermès: Ravel, Dutilleux & Debussy (2018)

Quatuor Hermès - Quatuor Hermès: Ravel, Dutilleux & Debussy (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:10:33 | 303 Mb
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta

There is no need by now to introduce the Quatuor Hermès, which has become the most brilliant of the young generation of French quartets thanks to its solid track record of faultless yet never flashy performances.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 & Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (2018)

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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 & Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (2018)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner & Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 & Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:23:09 | 291 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This much awaited recording offers keenly idiomatic performances of the most famous works by Grieg, played by the composer’s own orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic, and its Chief Conductor, Edward Gardner. The drama and passion of such favourite pieces as the incidental music to Peer Gynt and the Piano Concerto are superbly captured in surround-sound with exemplary Chandos sound quality. Unlike most existing recordings, offering only the orchestral suites, this disc presents numerous extra excerpts from Peer Gynt, which follow the sequence of Henrik Ibsen‘s dramatic poem, including sections for the unique Norwegian 'Hardanger Fiddle’. Having collaborated with the orchestra on several occasions, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is the soloist in the Piano Concerto, a piece that stands out as a shining example of a single great thought captured and expressed in music. The power of this conception is evident throughout the concerto in the pianist’s faithful, yet highly romantic interpretation.

Berliner Philharmoniker, Klaus Tennstedt – Wagner: Orchestral Music (2005) (Repost)

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Klaus Tennstedt – Wagner: Orchestral Music (2005) (Repost)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Klaus Tennstedt – Wagner: Orchestral Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:37:12 | 445 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5 86248 2

One is struck by the fact that the BPO, who must have been through all this music so often, can under a conductor who obviously inspires them, produce playing that is at once so polished and so fresh. One of the very finest Wagner orchestral collections in the catalog.

Royal Danish Orchestra & Hartmut Haenchen - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2018)

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Royal Danish Orchestra & Hartmut Haenchen - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2018)

Royal Danish Orchestra & Hartmut Haenchen - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 306 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 Mb | 01:09:18
Classical | Label: Genuin

A brilliant orchestra and an excellent conductor: when such a pairing is made for a Bruckner symphony, you can expect something special. The Linz master's sweepingly radiant eighth symphony is in the best hands with Hartmut Haenchen and the Royal Danish Orchestra from Copenhagen. With a beautiful sound and a powerful punch, as well as fast tempos that will blow listeners away, this is a masterful interpretation!

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Abravanel - Utah Symphony ( Complete Ballet ) [ CD 1993]

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Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Abravanel - Utah Symphony ( Complete Ballet ) [ CD 1993]

Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake ( Complete Ballet )
Maurice Abravanel - Utah Symphony Orchestra

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 105 Min. | 536 MB
Label : Vanguard Classics / Catalogue : OVC 5008/9 /
Ballet Suite / LP Released in 1967

Never has a ballet recording been so phenomenal and at the same time doesn't quite meet my criteria for selecting the definitive ballet recording–that is, the quality of the recording itself aside, GENERALLY, the music also has to be performed by the orchestra that premiered it and that the orchestra has had a long tradition of playing it. Such is the case with Abravanel's 60s recording of Swan Lake.
- By Gary -

Boito - Mefistofele - Siepi - Del Monaco - Tebaldi ( CD 1993 )

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Boito - Mefistofele - Siepi - Del Monaco - Tebaldi ( CD 1993 )

Arrigo Boito-Mefistofele (CD1993)
Cesare Siepi-Mario Del Monaco-Renata Tebaldi

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans+Libretto | 141 Min. | 714 MB
Label : Decca Grand Opera / Catalogue : 4400542DMO2 /
Opera / LP Released in 1959

This is considered Arrigo Boito's masterpiece. Some consider it a semi-masterpiece, but it is definitely the masterpiece among the few operas that Boito composed. I do agree with those who think this opera is a less than ideal masterpiece. I will start the review by discussing the opera's virtues and faults. Cesare Siepi is in glorious voice and characterizes Mephistopheles very well. Mario del Monaco is also in excellent voice.
-Amazon-