Subcategories
Tags
Language
Tags

Erich Höbarth, Alexander Rudin & Aapo Häkkinen - Schubert: Chamber Works (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Erich Höbarth, Alexander Rudin & Aapo Häkkinen - Schubert: Chamber Works (2021)

Erich Höbarth, Alexander Rudin & Aapo Häkkinen - Schubert: Chamber Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 366 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 189 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:51
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata has today become part of the cello repertoire but it was originally written for the arpeggione, a form of bowed guitar invented by the Viennese maker Johann Georg Staufer in 1823. With a unique ethereal sound, this instrument reveals the true beauty of Schubert’s initial conception. The Piano Trio No. 2 was performed at the Vienna Musikverein on the first anniversary of Beethoven’s death—its extremes of urgent drama and sublime bittersweet lyricism are characteristic of Schubert’s artistic surge during his final year.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 3: Brahms (2010)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 3: Brahms (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 3: Brahms (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.86 Gb | Total time: 07:40:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Moscow Symphony Orchestra & Henry Shek - Tcherepnin: Le pavillon d'Armide, Op. 29 (Excerpts) (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Moscow Symphony Orchestra & Henry Shek - Tcherepnin: Le pavillon d'Armide, Op. 29 (Excerpts) (2021)

Moscow Symphony Orchestra & Henry Shek - Tcherepnin: Le pavillon d'Armide, Op. 29 (Excerpts) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 266 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:59
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

The ballet Le Pavillon d’Armide opened Diaghilev’s first Paris season. The ballet had been conceived by Alexandre Benois, whose niece, daughter of the painter Albert Benois, became Tcherepnin’s wife. Benois, who had in 1901 become artistic director of the Imperial Theatres, was inspired by the novella Omphale by Théophile Gautier to propose a ballet derived from the subject. In his original proposal the Vicomte de Beaugency sets out to visit his betrothed but is caught in a storm and compelled to take refuge in a mysterious chateau.

Goran Filipec, Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra & Imre KOLLÁR - Liszt & Busoni: Orchestral Works (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Goran Filipec, Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra & Imre KOLLÁR - Liszt & Busoni: Orchestral Works (2021)

Goran Filipec, Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra & Imre KOLLÁR - Liszt & Busoni: Orchestral Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 263 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:43
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

The wedding in 1568 of Renate of Lorraine to Wilhelm V, heir to the throne of the Duke of Bavaria, was a sumptuous, 18-day spectacular designed to rival those of the Italian courts. Orlande de Lassus had been the court’s maestro di cappella since 1556. Using an eye-witness account of the event, Ensemble Origo presents a hypothetical reconstruction of some of his musical contributions – a Te Deum, the moresca (a genre related to the villanella), and an improvised comedy – thereby shedding light on some of the various meanings that the music had for its 16th-century listeners.

Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]

Posted By: Vilboa
Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]

Aria: 30th Anniversary Edition (2017/1987) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 34999 kbps / 1080i / 24 fps | 96 min | 33,4 Gb
Audio: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
––––––
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 7 465 kbps / 24 fps | 96 min | 6,48 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Entertainment One

Imagine that ten of the world's most well-known highly regarded filmmakers were given a free hand to make real any vision. Aria is that history-making film. Sexy, violent, thought-provoking and funny, here is the movie critics raved about, audiences flocked to see, and no one could stop talking about. Includes Bridget Fonda's electrifying film debut, a revealing and breathtaking performance from Elizabeth Hurley, and Theresa Russell as the trigger-happy King Zog of Albania.

Klaudia Tandl, Gabriele Jacoby & Niall Kinsella - Schubert's Women (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Klaudia Tandl, Gabriele Jacoby & Niall Kinsella - Schubert's Women (2021)

Klaudia Tandl, Gabriele Jacoby & Niall Kinsella - Schubert's Women (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 272 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 Mb | 01:06:25
Classical, Vocal | Label: Gramola Records

The Austrian mezzo-soprano Klaudia Tandl, the acting legend Gabriele Jacoby and the Irish pianist Niall Kinsella present "Schubert's Women" with Schubert songs and recitations by contemporary poets with a strong connection to women and the subject "love". There are classics like Das Heidenröslein, You Don't Love Me, The Girl's Lament or Only Who Knows Longing, but also lesser known songs like Luisen's Answer, Thekla or Gretchen's Request. This is accompanied by texts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Ludwig Rellstab, Friedrich Schiller, Ignaz Franz Castelli, and Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, which Gabriele Jacoby staged in a unique way.

Benjamin Appl, James Baillieu - Heimat (2017)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Benjamin Appl, James Baillieu - Heimat (2017)

Benjamin Appl, James Baillieu - Heimat (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 66:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 88985393032 | Recorded: 2016, 2017

German-born baritone Benjamin Appl studied with the legendary Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, whose voice his own resembles on the surface. But then he moved to England and has stayed on there. Heimat (Homeland) is not just an exploration of that German concept, but a personal statement and even a bit of an autobiography, with notes from the artist himself (find these if you listen via download or stream) explaining the resonances of each individual song. This kind of personal connection is what classical music in general needs right now, and all the more so in the rather closed tradition of the German Lied.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996 [Re-Up]

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Ballet In Four Acts, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 414 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453 055-2 | Time: 02:30:04

Swan Lake was the first of Tchaikovsky's three great ballets– works which added a new level of depth and sophistication to what had been a purely superficial art form. Today the music is so well-known and popular that it's impossible to comprehend the difficulties the composer experienced at early performances. Audiences found the music "too symphonic," and the dancers were put off by the prominence given to the orchestra which, they felt, distracted ballet fans from the action on stage. Of course, all of these supposed "defects" are precisely what we admire about the music today, and this elegant but exciting performance reveals the music in all of its glory.

Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1985)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1985)

Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 223 Mb | Total time: 48:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 414 458-2 | Recorded: 1979

Solti finds all the detail in the score not only in the very grand passages but brings tenderness to the more reflective sections which is a joy to listen too. The CSO are magnificent, the strings have that bloom that makes you think of the Vienna Philharmonic at their peak, the rest of the ensemble are no less perfect either. The Decca recording, which just predates digital sound, is full and opulent and puts you in the best seat in the concert hall and is as just as good, if not better, then many later recordings of these works.

Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)

Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:41
Classical | Label: Aparté

K, a multicultural orchestra under the direction of the Italian-Brazilian conductor Simone Menezes, is bringing out its first album. Born out of the awareness that classical music was exported throughout the world and took on multiple influences in the last century, K’s project seeks to find the original accents of the works it performs. Their goal: to tell each story in its original language.

Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt & Thalberg: Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies (2020)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt & Thalberg: Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies (2020)

Marc-André Hamelin - Liszt & Thalberg: Opera Transcriptions & Fantasies (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 257 Mb | Total time: 75:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68320 | Recorded: 2019

If, as Liszt himself dubbed it, Hexaméron is ‘a monster’, it’s a monster which certainly holds no terrors for Marc-André Hamelin, and the encounter between them makes for some thrilling pianism. The remainder of the recital—high-octane transformations of nineteenth-century operatic favourites—is every bit as electrifying, from a musician who never ceases to astonish whatever the repertoire.

Steven Osborne - Modest Musorgsky: Pictures From an Exhibition; Sergei Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives, Five Sarcasms (2013)

Posted By: Designol
Steven Osborne - Modest Musorgsky: Pictures From an Exhibition; Sergei Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives, Five Sarcasms (2013)

Steven Osborne - Modest Musorgsky: Pictures From an Exhibition;
Sergei Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives, Five Sarcasms (2013)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 175 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67896 | Time: 01:05:57

GRAMOPHONE AWARD WINNER: INSTRUMENTAL AWARD 2013 & BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE RECORDING OF THE MONTH. Steven Osborne has become one of the most valuable pianists recording today. His recent complete Rachmaninov Preludes release was critically acclaimed as the greatest modern version since Ashkenazy. Now he turns to further cornerstones of the Russian repertoire in this recording of Musorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition (a work which has been in Osborne’s concert repertoire for many years), and two sets of Prokofiev’s miniatures. Musorgsky’s masterpiece is one of the most popular programmatic works of the 19th century. Yet it is also a great pianistic challenge, with the spectacular textures of the climactic movement ‘The Great Gate of Kiev’ requiring the highest technical accomplishments.

Angela Hewitt - Frederic Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Angela Hewitt - Frederic Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Angela Hewitt - Frédéric Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 305 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67371/2 | Time: 02:12:53

Angela Hewitt has applied the same intense study to Chopin's Nocturnes and Impromptus as she does to any composer's keyboard works. The result is a set of pieces lovingly played and appreciated, with personally felt emotion. The most outwardly emotional displays, as in the Nocturnes, Op. 15, are never wildly loud and always return to an introverted state afterward. In the Nocturnes she uses little touches of rubato so frequently as to almost stretch the melodies out of shape, as in Op. 9/1, but she plays many of the Nocturnes a tick faster than other pianists so that they stand up to that kind of manipulation better, and she never slows down to fit in ornaments. Her ornaments always fit right into the melody, both in her timing and her phrasing, and are feathery soft.

Swedish RSO, Daniel Harding - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)

Posted By: Designol
Swedish RSO, Daniel Harding - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)

Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique; Rameau - Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Harding

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902244 | Time: 01:10:51

A world might seem to divide the unbridled Romanticism of Berlioz from the highly controlled Late Baroque art of Rameau. However, separated by less than a century, the same passion links these two works that prove more similar than their stylistic divergence might suggest. There is the same audacity in orchestration, combined with an innate sense of drama that springs repeated rhythmic and harmonic surprises. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra shows its versatility under Daniel Harding, who posses a matchless gift for establishing a dialogue between these two pioneering geniuses.

Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester - Janáček: Das schlaue Füchslein (Live) (2019)

Posted By: delpotro
Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester - Janáček: Das schlaue Füchslein (Live) (2019)

Louise Alder, Jenny Carlstedt, Simon Neal, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester & Johannes Debus - Janáček: Das schlaue Füchslein (Live) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 416 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 213 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:30:37
Classical, Opera | Label: Oehms Classics

The heroine dies. Not of a deadly disease, not of a broken heart, not in ecstasy nor by her own hand. There is no final aria, no perpetual drawing-out of the last breath, no resounding lament, no congregation of mourners. Only briefly does the music echo bygone happiness.’* This might sum up Janácek’s enchanting opera, recorded live in the usual top quality at Frankfurt Opera in April/May 2016.