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Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Mozart: Symphonies No. 38 "Prague" & No. 39 (1986)

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Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Mozart: Symphonies No. 38 "Prague" & No. 39 (1986)

Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Mozart: Symphonies No. 38 "Prague" & No. 39 (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 255 Mb | Total time: 59:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CDC 7 47334 2 | Recorded: 1985

These distinguished, if not perfect, recordings made in 1984. They should be amongst everyone’s preferred renditions. They are brisk but not tense, dramatic and even playful when need be. Occasionally, but only at rare moments, such as the beginning of the “Prague” Symphony, I would like something a little fiercer. Mostly Marriner is right on, as in the transition between the darkish introduction to the first movement of the Symphony No. 39 and its exuberant main theme.

Ferenc Fricsay, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Grosse Messe C-moll (1989)

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Ferenc Fricsay, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Grosse Messe C-moll (1989)

Ferenc Fricsay, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Grosse Messe C-moll (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 63:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 429 161-2 | Recorded: 1960

This 1960 recording of the Great C Minor Mass is here released under the Deutsche Grammophon Originals umbrella, and is thoroughly deserving of the accolade. This is an account of the work which is completely uninfluenced by authentic practice–if you're already curling your lip, then please stop here–but which establishes its own terms of performance with such assurance that it's almost impossible to resist. The forces (both orchestral and choral) are large but by no means unwieldy, and directed with infectious and spirited enthusiasm by Fricsay. The effect is one of solidity and grandeur, but without any hint of pomposity: indeed, the jubilant choruses of the Gloria have an almost childlike glee about them.

Inbal Segev, Marin Alsop, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Clyne: Dance; Elgar: Cello Concerto (2020)

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Inbal Segev, Marin Alsop, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Clyne: Dance; Elgar: Cello Concerto (2020)

Inbal Segev, Marin Alsop, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Clyne: Dance; Elgar: Cello Concerto (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 256 Mb | Total time: 54:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Avie Records | # AV2419 | Recorded: 2019

This formidable release features Inbal Segev performing Elgars emotive Cello Concerto coupled with DANCE, an inspiring new work by Grammy-nominated English composer Anna Clyne that was commissioned by Inbal. On this powerful recording, Marin Alsop conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Marin introduced Inbal to Anna, sparking a special synergy between the three women. While Anna was composing DANCE, a five-movement concerto inspired by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, further connections ensued.

Václav Luks, Collegium 1704 - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Boréades (2020)

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Václav Luks, Collegium 1704 - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Boréades (2020)

Václav Luks, Collegium 1704 - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Boréades (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 933 Mb | Total time: 69:21+62:29+33:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS026 | Recorded: 2020

Rameau’s career was nearing its end when the rehearsals of his last composition, Les Boréades, began at the Académie Royale de Musique, in spring 1764. The death of the composer in September interrupted the production of his lyric tragedy, which was only saw the light of day two centuries later! This magnificent opera is certainly the most accomplished of Rameau’s works, composed as he was aged eighty and in full possession of his creative means: the composition for orchestra and choir is highly virtuoso, the melodic invention exceptional, the drama powerful: a true musical testament.

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2016) [BDRip]

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Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2016) [BDRip]

Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden - Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (2016) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 161 min | 8,74 Gb
Audio: Italiano / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese, Korean

As comparably short operas Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci are often billed together, but seldom is the lead tenor making his double role debut as Turiddu and Canio on the same evening. At the 2015 Salzburg Easter Festival Jonas Kaufmann did just that – to rapturous praise. Universally hailed as a coup for Kaufmann, plaudits were also showered on Philipp Stölzl for his innovative compartmentalized staging which included live video projections while referencing the era of black-and-white movies.

René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana [3CDs] (1990)

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René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana [3CDs] (1990)

René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort - Carmina Burana [3CDs] (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.16 Gb | Total time: 220:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 190336.38 | Recorded: 1975, 1976, 1978

Famous as its title has become through Carl Orff's work of the same name, the original Carmina burana—a German manuscript collection of mostly secular songs, probably compiled in the early thirteenth century—is all but unknown to modern listeners. That it should be so is hardly surprising, since many of the pieces in the manuscript pose formidable editorial problems (inasmuch as they can be deciphered at all), and since virtually nothing is known about the manner in which they would have been performed and accompanied, nor about the circumstances under which they would have been heard.

Vittorio Ghielmi, Luca Pianca, Il Suonar Parlante Orchestra - Le Secret de Monsieur Marais (2020)

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Vittorio Ghielmi, Luca Pianca, Il Suonar Parlante Orchestra - Le Secret de Monsieur Marais (2020)

Vittorio Ghielmi, Luca Pianca, Il Suonar Parlante Orchestra - Le Secret de Monsieur Marais (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 352 Mb | Total time: 68:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA 453 | Recorded: 2019

Between 1680 and 1728, Marin Marais brought the pièce de viole to the peak of perfection. An ‘unremitting’ teacher, he was also the publisher of his own music and invented special signs to notate certain ornaments for the viol. In the course of his research at the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Italian gambist Vittorio Ghielmi studied these manuscript codes, in the hand of Marais himself or his direct students. ‘This led me to a new vision of French Baroque music, which applies not only to the viola da gamba, but also to vocal and orchestral music. These signs reveal the technique of playing in action.

Antonio Pappano & Luigi Piovano - Brahms & Martucci (2020)

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Antonio Pappano & Luigi Piovano - Brahms & Martucci (2020)

Antonio Pappano & Luigi Piovano - Brahms & Martucci (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:59:18 | 137 Mb
Classical | Label: Arcana

In their way, the two Brahms cello sonatas are among his most complex works, although the Cello Sonata in F major, Op. 99, is also one of his sunniest. Throughout, in a dozen different ways, Brahmselegantly solves the problem of what to do when his melody instrument is mainly lower than his accompaniment one, and the two sonatas are fascinating essays in register and balance.

Lorenzo Ghielmi & La Divina Armonia - Frescobaldi: Motets and Organ Works (2018)

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Lorenzo Ghielmi & La Divina Armonia - Frescobaldi: Motets and Organ Works (2018)

Lorenzo Ghielmi & La Divina Armonia - Frescobaldi: Motets and Organ Works (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 322 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 Mb | 01:14:25
Classical | Label: Passacaille

The Monteverdi contemporary Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) is now unfortunately almost exclusively seen as an important and influential composer of works for keyboard instruments, but he also composed both sacred and secular vocal music throughout his entire creative period.

Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Carmina Burana [4CDs] (1994)

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Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Carmina Burana [4CDs] (1994)

Philip Pickett, New London Consort - Carmina Burana [4CDs] (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.07 Gb | Total time: 255:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 443 143-2 | Recorded: 1987, 1988, 1989

The Carmina Burana is the most famous of all treasuries of medieval Latin and Middle High German poetry, named after the Bavarian monastery where it was compiled and preserved. It is best known today for Carl Orff's hour-long selection from it's rich collection of love lyrics, student songs and religious poetry written in Latin and old German. During the 1960s and 70s a few early-music ensembles made more or less successful efforts to capture the unique mix of secular and sacred idioms brought together by the original manuscripts.

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032 No. 9: L'Addio (2021)

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Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032 No. 9: L'Addio (2021)

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032 No. 9: L'Addio (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 333 Mb | Total time: 77:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA 684 | Recorded: 2020

This ninth volume of the Haydn2032 series focuses on the composers psychological subtlety in its focus on a central work: his Symphony no.45, known as the Abschieds-Symphonie (Farewell Symphony), composed in 1772. It is said to have got its nickname from a symbolic message Haydn conveyed to Prince Esterházy when he and his orchestra were required to stay longer than planned in the Princes summer residence. On the occasion of the symphonys first performance, Haydn had arranged for the musicians to leave their places one by one during the final Adagio.

Nathalia Milstein, Maria Milstein - Ravel Voyageur (2019)

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Nathalia Milstein, Maria Milstein - Ravel Voyageur (2019)

Nathalia Milstein, Maria Milstein - Ravel Voyageur (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 250 Mb | Total time: 61:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR416 | Recorded: 2018

Entranced from adolescence by previously unheard sounds from the Orient, curious about eastern European folklore, cherishing a Spanish culture partly linked to his personal origins, Ravel never ceased to enrich his writing with repeated encounters with musical otherness.

Bruno Boterf, Ludus Modalis - Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2018)

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Bruno Boterf, Ludus Modalis - Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2018)

Bruno Boterf, Ludus Modalis - Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 418 Mb | Total time: 90:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ramée | # RAM1702 | Recorded: 2017

The present recording constitutes more than just a new version of the Vespers. It is the first recording of the Vespers in the alternative version proposed by the composer, without concertato instruments. It reveals the underlying matrix of the work we all know, the ‘original version’ to which Monteverdi added concertato instruments for use in large-scale performances. Respecting the structure of the Office of Vespers, Ludus Modalis has chosen to frame the psalms with the antiphons corresponding to a Marian ceremony.

Eivind Aadland, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln - Edvard Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works [5CDs] (2019)

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Eivind Aadland, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln - Edvard Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works [5CDs] (2019)

Eivind Aadland, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln - Edvard Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works [5CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.27 Gb | Total time: 05:27:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Audite | # 21.439 | Recorded: 2009-2014

"The symphony performance under Eivind Aadland has everything you would hope for: lots of energy and excitement, with a very fine, well-prepared orchestra." (American Record Guide) The complete edition of Edvard Grieg's symphonic works with the WDR Symphony Orchestra under Eivind Aadland is now available as a set. This edition is especially convincing thanks to the authentic approach of the Norwegian Eivind Aadland. Vol. 1 and 2 are dedicated to the original orchestral works, whilst Vol. 3 contains a portion of the transcriptions of works that Grieg had originally composed for the piano.

Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)

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Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)

Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 662 Mb | Total time: 140:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 475 7514 | Recorded: 1970

Donizetti's rollicking comic opera The Elixir of Love receives a scintillating performance in this early 1970's London/Decca recording. Featuring an unbeatable cast, headed by Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, this wonderful interpretation demonstrates singing of the highest levels of artistic integrity- definitive, passionate, lyrical, committed. The English Chamber Orchestra responds to Richard Bonynge's direction to provide sharp, colorful orchestral support, and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus' performance can only be described as brilliant.