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Gabriele Pro, Andrea Lattarulo, Michele Carreca - Tessarini: Allettamenti da Camera for Violin Solo and Bass (2024)

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Gabriele Pro, Andrea Lattarulo, Michele Carreca - Tessarini: Allettamenti da Camera for Violin Solo and Bass (2024)

Gabriele Pro, Andrea Lattarulo, Michele Carreca - Tessarini: Allettamenti da Camera for Violin Solo and Bass (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:04:48 | 377 Mb
Genre: Classical

Music for ‘The Cardinal King’: the only complete available recording of an engaging chamber-collection from 18th-century Rome, written for the head of a renegade English Catholic family in exile.Several previous Brilliant Classics albums have given notice of the under-appreciated gifts of Carlo Tessarini (1690-1766). Collections of his violin and flute sonatas have revealed a consistently inspired and stylish voice, reliably well-turned melodies and shapely instrumental parts rewarding players and listeners alike. The same qualities illuminate this collection of five Allettamenti da Camera, composed in Rome in 1740 and dedicated to His Royal Highness Henry Duke of York. By that stage in his career, the Rimini-born Tessarini had worked for courts and aristocratic patrons in Venice and Urbino. He had lately moved south to Rom

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Edition [56CDs] (2019)

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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Edition [56CDs] (2019)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Edition [56CDs] (2019)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 13,34 Gb | Total time: 56:54:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # HC19058

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was born in Hamburg in 1809 and died in Leipzig at the age of 38. He was very early musically gifted. Mendelssohn performed in public at the age of 9 and composed already from the age of 11. As a pupil of Friedrich Zelter, who was a friend of Goethe, Mendelssohn composed at the age of 17 his first masterpiece: the Overture to the Midsummer Night's Dream. This is included in the extensive CD box as well as a large number of other known or less known pieces by him. The String Quartet in F Minor Op. 80 - written in memory of his beloved sister Fanny - which was recorded in this collection by the Aurora String Quartet is undoubtedly one of his most beautiful works. The Gächinger Kantorei with Helmuth Rilling, the Bach Collegium Stuttgart, the Bartholdy Piano Quartet, the Heidelberger Sinfoniker with Thomas Fey, Ana-Marija Markovina and other renowned interpreters and orchestras can also be heard.

Bernarda Fink, Petra Müllejans, Freiburger Barockorchester - Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Cantatas, BWV 35, 169, 170 (2009)

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Bernarda Fink, Petra Müllejans, Freiburger Barockorchester - Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Cantatas, BWV 35, 169, 170 (2009)

Bernarda Fink, Petra Müllejans, Freiburger Barockorchester - Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Cantatas, BWV 35, 169, 170 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 373 Mb | Total time: 76:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902016 | Recorded: 2008

Mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink is a remarkably versatile singer, but she has devoted the bulk of her career to the music of the Baroque. Her impeccable technique, fluent coloratura, and warm, pure tone make this an ideal repertoire for her. She tends to convey a sense of dignity that can come across as reserve. When called upon, as in more emotionally charged repertoire, she can generate the necessary passion, but her naturally dignified musical demeanor ideally suits these Bach cantatas.

Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte (2014)

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Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte (2014)

Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 774 Mb | Total time: 02:57:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 887654661623 | Recorded: 2013

Sony Classical continues its major Mozart opera project with conductor Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra & choir MusicAeterna. A ‘no-compromise’ studio recording cycle of Mozart’s three Da Ponte operas. Living in a unique artistic community established on the edge of Siberia, the musicians work and record under ideal conditions towards Currentzis’ stated goal “to show what can be achieved if you avoid the factory approach of the classical music mainstream”. The soloists’ vocal technique is also markedly different to modern operatic interpretation, with a focus on intimacy and clarity, a use of vibrato remarkably restrictive even by today’s ‘period practice’ standards as well as an approach to melodic ornamentation derived from historic sources which cannot be heard in other performances of these works.

Emil Gilels, New Philharmonia, Sir Adrian Boult - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)

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Emil Gilels, New Philharmonia, Sir Adrian Boult - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)
Emil Gilels, piano; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 372 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ICA Classics, BBC Worldwide | # ICAC 5000 | 01:10:24

Emil Gilels, along with fellow Russian artists, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich represented four of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. These live performances from London's Royal Festival Hall in 1967 capture Gilels at his best playing in front of an audience away from the confines of the studio. William Mann in the Times wrote after the concert of Concerto No.3, "For all his truly Beethovian brio in the first movement, Gilels never allowed this to get the better of the clarity and firmness of his phraseology, indeed his opening was like chiselled stone. There was immense dignity in the Largo and in the Rondo, taken at what I thought to be exactly the right speed, came across with remarkable vivacity". These archive recordings in stereo are extremely rare and have never been issued before.

Samuil Feinberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Clavier & Organ Works (1997) [Samuil Feinberg Edition, Vol. 1]

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Samuil Feinberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Clavier & Organ Works (1997) [Samuil Feinberg Edition, Vol. 1]

Samuil Feinberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Clavier & Organ Works (1997)
Samuil Feinberg Edition, Volume 1 (Transcriptions by S. Feinberg)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Jimmy Classic | # OM 03-130 | Time: 01:12:15

The recordings released in this series are devoted to the music of Bach, never a specialty among Russians, and they have the feeling of something extreme, developed in isolation. Feinberg plays Bach, perhaps, as Liszt might have heard Bach and played him – with maximum use of the pedals, a full range of dynamics, and an approach that in every way transforms Bach into an arch-Romantic. This disc, in the label's Feinberg series, is perhaps the most extreme of all, for here the artist tackles not only piano works but those for organ – the listener is treated not only to Feinberg's interpretations but also to his transcriptions. Sample the booming bass lines of the group of chorale preludes in the middle of the program. Of course, the line between transcription and interpretation in this case is not terribly clear. Taken as a whole, the Chromatic fantasia and fugue, BWV 903, leaves the impression that the music has been pushed nearly as far as in Busoni's Bach transcriptions; it's not Bach, really, but it's quite a thrill.

Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Beethoven: Coriolan, Mozart: Symphonie No.33, Brahms: Symphonie No.4 (2004/1996)

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Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Beethoven: Coriolan, Mozart: Symphonie No.33, Brahms: Symphonie No.4 (2004/1996)

Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Beethoven: Coriolan, Mozart: Symphonie No.33, Brahms: Symphonie No.4 (2004/1996)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.94 Gb (DVD9) | 76 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

Carlos Kleiber was perhaps the most highly regarded conductor of the late 20th century, but his relatively few excursions into the studio have left the musical world with a frustratingly small number of recordings. Thus we are particularly fortunate that, from among the relatively few appearances in his career, several concerts, one operetta and two operas were filmed. This concert with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester from Munich's Herkulessaal in October 1996 was on of his last.

Kronos Quartet with Joan Jeanrenaud - Music of Vladimir Martynov (2012)

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Kronos Quartet with Joan Jeanrenaud - Music of Vladimir Martynov (2012)

Kronos Quartet with Joan Jeanrenaud - Music of Vladimir Martynov (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Nonesuch | # 529776-2 | Time: 01:08:47

Vladimir Martynov, born in 1946, is one of the cohort of composers that includes Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, and Valentin Silvestrov, who grew up under the influence of the former Soviet Union and abandoned the modernism of their youth to embrace a tonal language of greater simplicity with an aesthetic informed by an intimate spirituality. In spite of the similarities in their backgrounds and journeys, each has a distinctive sound, and Martynov, who is perhaps the least well-known in the West, brings a new perspective to the tradition of European music shaped by mysticism and minimalism. On the surface Martynov's music doesn't have an immediate resemblance to minimalism (apart from the directness of its tonal language), but like minimalism it uses repetition as a structural element and it is concerned with the perception of the passage of time, which it tends to stretch out with almost unbearable poignancy into what commentator Greg Dubinsky describes as "a prolonged state of grace." His harmonic vocabulary is characterized by the fecund tonal richness of post-Romanticism without the angst or decadence sometimes associated with the music of that era.

Amy Dickson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Island Songs: Peter Sculthorpe, Brett Dean, Ross Edwards (2015)

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Amy Dickson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Island Songs: Peter Sculthorpe, Brett Dean, Ross Edwards (2015)

Peter Sculthorpe: Island Songs; Brett Dean: The Siduri Dances; Ross Edwards; Full Moon Dances
Amy Dickson, saxophone; Sydney Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Benjamin Northey & Miguel Harth-Bedoya

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical/ABC Classics | # 8875169062 | Time: 01:00:08

Sony has packaged this album like a 1980s disc of music to snog by, but the saxophonist Amy Dickson’s new release is an intriguing and entirely serious collection of recent works by Australian composers, works she did much to create. The title work, premiered by Dickson in 2012, is a late score by Peter Sculthorpe. The first movement is sun drenched and full of yearning, the saxophone soaring over a teeming orchestra; the second is a more unsettled expression of homesickness. Ross Edwards’s concerto entitled the Full Moon Dances – recorded, unlike the rest, live in concert – is elegantly scored and evocative, especially in the opening Mantra, in which the saxophone interweaves with the orchestral soloists, and in the pulsing, almost Stravinsky-esque First Ritual Dance. But it is Brett Dean’s 2007 flute concerto The Siduri Dances, here arranged for saxophone, which offers the most wide-ranging demonstration of Dickson’s mastery with its note-bending, buzzing effects and hectic rhythms.

Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Faure: Piano Music (2013)

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Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Faure: Piano Music (2013)

Angela Hewitt - Gabriel Fauré: Piano Music (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67875 | Time: 01:12:49

For many listeners, the keyboard works of Gabriel Fauré epitomize French music of the fin de siècle, typically because its languorous melodies and subtle harmonies are at times evocative of late Romantic parlor music. Yet Angela Hewitt defends Fauré's piano music from such a superficial judgment, demonstrating that it is much more substantial in content than the conventional piano pieces of the time, and that the difficulties one encounters in his music are akin to the complexities in Bach. Hewitt's polished performances of the Thème et variations, two Valses-caprices, three Nocturnes, and the Ballade are proof of her longtime commitment to this music, and her penetrating insights into Fauré's expressions and technical artistry reveal levels of inventiveness that are often missed in less competent performances. Of course, having played Fauré for most of her life, Hewitt has intimate knowledge of the music, and her sensitivity and control communicate precisely the effects she wishes, so the music never seems sloppily sentimental or vaguely sketched.

Collegium Musicum Amsterdam, Anthony Zielhorst - Giaches de Wert: Motets, Book I, 1566 (2014)

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Collegium Musicum Amsterdam, Anthony Zielhorst - Giaches de Wert: Motets, Book I, 1566 (2014)

Giaches de Wert - O mors, quam amara est - Motets, Book I, 1566 (2014)
Collegium Musicum Amsterdam, Anthony Zielhorst

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94684 | Time: 01:14:41

Giaches de Wert (1536‐1595) was born in Flanders. He became one of the foremost composers of the Golden Age of Renaissance vocal polyphony, together with other illustrious composers: Dufay, Ockeghem, Obrecht, Josquin and Lassus. At an early age he went to Italy, where he became Maestro di Cappella of the Santa Barbara Basilica of Mantua, built by Guglielmo Gonzaga, head of the ruling family who were central in the development of the high cultural climate of Mantua. De Wert’s music is firmly rooted in the stately Franco‐Flemish polyphonic tradition, in which he introduced “Italian” elements expressing the emotional content of the text, such as sadness, sorrow, joy and exaltation. This new recording contains the First Book of Motets, a first recording, sung by one of the foremost Early Music Choirs of The Netherlands, the Collegium Musicum Amsterdam, conducted by Anthony Zielhorst.

Walter Gieseking - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Solo Piano Works (1990) 8 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Walter Gieseking - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Solo Piano Works (1990) 8 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Walter Gieseking - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Complete Solo Piano Works (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.35 Gb | Scans ~ 34 Mb | Time: 09:01:53
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics Références | # 7 63688 2

The contents of the EMI box are too numerous to list but all the sonatas, variations, and most short pieces are here: absent is the London Sketchbook, which is trite juvenalia.

VA - West Side Story (2007)

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VA - West Side Story (2007)

VA - West Side Story (2007)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:34:36 | 353 / 795 Mb
Genre: Classical Soundtrack, Jazz / Label: Sony Classical

The soundtrack of the West Side Story film is deservedly one of the most popular soundtrack recordings of all time, and one of the relatively few to have attained long-term popularity beyond a specialized soundtrack/theatrical musical audience. (It is an entirely different recording, it should be emphasized, from the original Broadway cast recording, which was also a massive-selling album.) Its widespread impact could be attributed to a few factors: the wide range of compositional and orchestral styles, from cool swing jazz and shades of Latin pop to classical; the universality of the storyline, pitting underdog lovers against the world; and an assortment of songs that goes well beyond the sentimental love odes that are the staples of musicals (though it has some of those, too), including some downright tough posturing and sardonic social commentary. "Jet Song," "America," "Gee, Officer Krupke," "Tonight," "Cool," "Maria," "I Feel Pretty," and "Something's Coming" are all among the most famous and oft-sung soundtrack numbers ever.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi - Puccini Discoveries (2004)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi - Puccini Discoveries (2004)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi - Puccini Discoveries (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 80:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 320-2 | Recorded: 2003

This is the third in a series of "Discovery" discs dedicated to unknown or rare works by three famous Italian composers, Rossini, Verdi and now Puccini. Chailly had already recorded some Puccini rarities in the early 80's but this new issue contains quite a few works that never seem to have seen the light of day.

Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007)

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Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007)

Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6798 | 01:02:44

The piano may not be the ideal medium for capturing the expressive possibilities of Glass' style of minimalism, but pianist Bruce Brubaker selects pieces that work well on the instrument. Part of the problem with hearing Glass on the piano is forgetting the sound of his ensemble, and the variety of colors (and volume) they have imparted to similar music. Brubaker begins his recital of works by Glass and Alvin Curran with his transcription of "Knee Play 4" from Einstein on the Beach. It is in fact a lovely piece on the piano if one can put the spectacular power and tonal range of the instrumental version out of one's mind. "Opening" from Glassworks, originally scored for piano, works beautifully on the instrument, and flows as naturally as the C major Prelude from Book I of The Well Tempered Clavier. The two pieces by Curran, Hope Street Tunnel Blues III and Inner Cities II, use a syntax similar to Glass, with a more dissonant tonal vocabulary. Hope Street Tunnel Blues III has ample kinetic energy that gives it an exhilarating momentum.