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Douglas Bostock - The British Symphonic Collection [10CDs] (2012)

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Douglas Bostock - The British Symphonic Collection [10CDs] (2012)

Douglas Bostock - The British Symphonic Collection [10CDs] (2012)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.87 Gb | Total time: 07:16:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Classico | # 233316 | Recorded: 1998-2005

This 10-CD box set of British orchestral music brings together a mouth-watering selection from the enterprising series of discs that the English conductor Douglas Bostock has made with various orchestras for the Classico label.
Important British composers are certainly featured - there are CDs devoted to Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Bax and Arnold - but this imaginative collection also includes many surprises, just waiting to be discovered, such as symphonies by Frederic Cowen and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Alan Bush and Ruth Gipps, concertos for orchestra by Edward Gregson, Alun Hoddinott and John McCabe, plus a host of smaller works. The recordings here, many world premieres, date from 1998 to 2005.

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Donato Renzetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: I Due Foscari (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 116 min | 36,0 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 116 min | 8,17 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

I due Foscari was Verdi’s sixth opera and based on Lord Byron’s play The Two Foscari. Rich in intrigue, the plot tells of the final days of the famous Venetian doge, Francesco Foscari, and his illegal overthrow in 1457.
Lee’s production of I due Foscari, set against a simple curved backdrop and beautifully costumed, works best on screen…with Nucci giving a baritonal masterclass in the title role, Tatiana Serjan pouring out exciting (if veiled) tone as Lucrezia, and De Biasio enjoying a success as Jacopo. (Opera Now)

Joachim Fontaine, Kantorei Saarlouis, La Grande Société Philharmonique - Théodore Gouvy: Iphigénie en Tauride (2010)

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Joachim Fontaine, Kantorei Saarlouis, La Grande Société Philharmonique - Théodore Gouvy: Iphigénie en Tauride (2010)

Joachim Fontaine, Kantorei Saarlouis, La Grande Société Philharmonique - Théodore Gouvy: Iphigénie en Tauride (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 414 Mb | Total time: 106:15 | Covers included
Classical | Label: CPO ‎| 777 504-2 | Recorded: 2006

Political and cultural circumstances – depending on whether Lorraine / Lothringen belonged to France or Germany – made Théodore Gouvy a border crosser between these two countries. It was very unusual for a French composer of his generation not to assign a central role to music theater in his oeuvre. His rejection of Wagner's music dramas also made him something of an exception in France. It is true, however, that the oratorio was a key genre within his oeuvre – and the oratorio at least can be counted as a dramatic genre. Gouvy wrote six major oratorio compositions, two based on Nordic subjects and two drawing on ancient tragedies.

Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko - Sommernachtskonzert 2018 [Blu-Ray]

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Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko - Sommernachtskonzert 2018 [Blu-Ray]

Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko - Sommernachtskonzert 2018 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27891 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 75 min | 19,0 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3647 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 75 min | 5,28 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony Classical

With this open air concert in Schönbrunn, the Vienna Philharmonic wishes to provide all Viennese, as well as visitors to the city, with a special musical experience in the impressive setting of Schönbrunn Palace and its beautiful baroque gardens, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Since 2008 the Vienna Philharmonic have provided an outstanding experience for all visitors. In the recent years the orchestra has been conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Franz Welser-Möst, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach and Zubin Mehta. Among the previous guest soloists: Renée Fleming, Lang Lang, Rudolf Buchbinder, and Katia and Marielle Labèque.

Milena Wilke, Tatiana Chernichka - Reise durch Osteuropa: Dohnányi, Suk, Prokofiev, Wieniawski (2019)

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Milena Wilke, Tatiana Chernichka - Reise durch Osteuropa: Dohnányi, Suk, Prokofiev, Wieniawski (2019)

Milena Wilke, Tatiana Chernichka - Reise durch Osteuropa: Dohnányi, Suk, Prokofiev, Wieniawski (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 71:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ars Produktion ‎| ARS 38276 | Recorded: 2018

Milena Wilke was born in Freiburg in Breisgau in 1996. She won first place in the Ton und Erklärung competition (Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft) 2016 in Berlin and won several other prizes in competitions on both national and international level. In 2017, she was awarded a scholarship by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes und des Richard-Wagner-Verbands Konstanz and was additionally welcomed in the organization Yehudi Menuhin, Live Music Now. For this new release, together with Tatiana Chernichka she has recorded several works for violin and piano and she also has written two pieces herself.

Jory Vinikour - George Frideric Handel: Harpsichord Suites (1720) (2009)

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Jory Vinikour - George Frideric Handel: Harpsichord Suites (1720) (2009)

Jory Vinikour - George Frideric Handel: Harpsichord Suites (1720) (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 838 Mb | Total time: 61:10+66:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delos ‎| DE 3394 | Recorded: 2009

Jory Vinikour, one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation, celebrates the Handel year with a wonderful new recording of Handel s 'Great' Suites, topped off with a special version of the famous Chaconne in G Major. Jory's Handel is unquestionably as 'definitive' as his celebrated version of the Bach Goldberg Variations. Thenobility, tenderness and delightful variety of each Suite speaks of Jory's musical perspective not only as a virtuoso, but also as a conductor, opera continuist and joint recitalist in the course of his highly diversified career. The warm sound of this new Handel recording can be attributed to the instrument Jory plays, which is based on the 1739 Dresden harpsichord built by Heinrich Gräbner, with its extended basses and corresponding richness of timbre.

Thomas Dausgaard, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)

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Thomas Dausgaard, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)

Thomas Dausgaard, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: Kullervo (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 73:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion ‎| CDA68248 | Recorded: 2018

Kullervo represents not only the confident first step in Sibelius's symphonic odyssey, it is also a viscerally exciting experience on its own terms. It is little wonder that the first performance in 1892 was such a triumph for the young composer. This recording from Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in an unmissable acquisition for anyone who knows only the numbered symphonies.

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]

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Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2210 kbps / 23.976 fps | 102 min | 1,73 Gb
Audio: Latin / AC3 / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 192 Kbps
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Latin, French, English

The funeral of Louis XIV mirrored his reign: grandiose and filled with pathos. Raphaël Pichon has chosen the setting of the Chapelle Royale in Versailles, built ‘for the use’ of the Sun King, to present a musical reconstruction of the event, with chiaroscuro lighting designs by Bertrand Couderc. Solemn grands motets like the De profundis and Dies irae of Michel-Richard de Lalande and the poignant Marche funèbre pour le Convoy du Roy by André Danican Philidor are juxtaposed with rarely heard music by Jean Colin, Louis Chein and Charles d’Helfer. An outstanding performance by Pygmalion, filmed on the occasion of the tercentenary of the event, in November 2015.

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)

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Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation  [8CDs] (2011)

Jérôme Lejeune: Réforme et Contre-Réforme - Reformation & Counter-Reformation [8CDs] (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,69 Gb | Total time: 10:22:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 101

Following on from and designed along the same lines as the Guide to Period Instruments, this boxed set includes an exhaustive introductory text as well as a great quantity of music excerpts on the set’s eight CDs. These extracts have been taken from the extensive repertoire recorded by Ricercar over many years, with excerpts from recordings kindly provided by our colleagues from Harmonia Mundi, Gimell, Accent, Alpha and Sony supplementing our programme where necessary. The Lutheran repertoire of the Renaissance has remained for all intents and purposes unrecorded up until now; the tracks illustrating this repertoire together with other excerpts have been recorded specially for this compilation by Vox Luminis.

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.

Carlos Bonell, Charles Dutoit, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal - Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez (1988)

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Carlos Bonell, Charles Dutoit, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal - Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez (1988)

Carlos Bonell, Charles Dutoit, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal - Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez, Fantasía para un Gentilhombre; Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 232 Mb | Total time: 55:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca ‎| 417 748-2 | Recorded: 1980, 1981

Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez is performed and recorded more than all the other guitar concertos put together, and the outer movements are full of Spanish warmth and color, framing a central adagio that builds in intensity like a poignant prayer. This recording is justly famous for "Bonell's imaginative account of the solo part" and "an exceptionally clear, atmospheric recording".

Bob van Asperen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuga (2018)

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Bob van Asperen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuga (2018)

Bob van Asperen - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst der Fuga (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 507 Mb | Total time: 76:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aeolus ‎| AE-10154 | Recorded: 2012

Did you perhaps also think that the Art of Fugue was a mathematical-abstract work, possibly something cumbersome, an unfinished “cycle of death”? Banish that from your mind…

Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 107 min | 34,2 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 107 min | 7,54 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

…this is…a very attractive production. The sets and costumes are in period and completely traditional and tasteful. The stage action is thoroughly sensible and in accord with the libretto, and the acting by all the principals quite decent. Among the four lead singers, the standout is Silvia Dalla Genetta as Gulnara. Let’s hope that the exposure she receives here launches her on a major international career, for this is a world-class voice—a dramatic coloratura with a rapid but perfectly even vibrato; rich, penetrating vocal color devoid of shrillness on top; excellent breath control, including some marvelous soft singing; spot-on intonation; and an ability to handle wide intervallic leaps with aplomb.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 2 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,10 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Boris Brott, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Boris Brott, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Boris Brott, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico "Giuseppe Verdi" di Trieste - Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 118 min | 37,9 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 118 min | 8,33 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

The opera is based on the play La Bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry.
The performance is conducted by Boris Brott, who served as Assistant Conductor to the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, and Music Director and Conductor for the Royal Ballet.