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Giuseppe Sinopoli - Schumann: Das Paradis und die Peri (1995)

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Giuseppe Sinopoli - Schumann: Das Paradis und die Peri (1995)

Giuseppe Sinopoli - Schumann: Das Paradis und die Peri (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:38 | 520 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 445 875-2

It has been so easy over the last century-and-a-half-plus to severely underestimate the creativity of Robert Schumann as a composer because he was so often thought of as a miniaturist, and because he was often plagued by self-doubts and, much more tragically, severe mental illness that caused him to end his life in 1856 at the age of 46, leaving behind a grieving widow in his wife Clara. This was, after all, a composer who wrote four very solid symphonies, a hugely popular piano concerto, an equally popular cello concerto, and various other orchestral works. Schumann also wrote choral works, notably a very inspired C Minor setting of the Latin Mass.

Terhi Paldanius - Juha Leinonen: Chamber Works (2020)

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Terhi Paldanius - Juha Leinonen: Chamber Works (2020)

Terhi Paldanius - Juha Leinonen: Chamber Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 272 MB | Tracks: 3 | 62:38 min
Style: Classical | Label: Alba

The fresh new release from Alba Records presents three pieces by the Finnish composer Juha Leinonen performed by world-class artists. The booklet addresses the link between different kinds of art forms as it contains a beautiful painting Landscape in a Landscape (2006) by a fellow Finn, Kuutti Lavonen. The German early romantics thought that because music, painting and poetry at their best constitute a higher poetic tongue, they cannot be described using the inadequate conceptual repertoire of normal language. Only an artwork can explain another artwork. The most perfect musical composition of all is the most perfect description of the most magnificent painted masterpiece.

Jason Carder, Edward Reid, Jeremy Huw Williams, Paula Fan, Rex Woods - A Time of Vision and Eternity: Songs & Chamber Music (20

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Jason Carder, Edward Reid, Jeremy Huw Williams, Paula Fan, Rex Woods - A Time of Vision and Eternity: Songs & Chamber Music (20

Jason Carder, Edward Reid, Jeremy Huw Williams, Paula Fan, Rex Woods - A Time of Vision and Eternity: Songs & Chamber Music (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 292 MB | Tracks: 21 | 81:46 min
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

William Mathias was one of the most significant and prolific Welsh composers of the 20th century. His flexible and highly approachable style can be heard in the holiday mood of the Suite Parisienne, the brilliance and lyricism of the Capriccio for flute and piano and the wonderfully rhapsodic Sonata for Harp. Mathias's songs are among the most communicative settings of their kind, including Pan Oeddwn Fachgen ('A Dream of Youth'), considered by the composer to be 'one of the finest lyrical poems in modern Welsh.

Kathleen Battle - Kathleen Battle: Essentials (2020)

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Kathleen Battle - Kathleen Battle: Essentials (2020)

Kathleen Battle - Kathleen Battle: Essentials (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 391 MB | Tracks: 25 | 109:18 min
Style: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Kathleen Deanna Battle (born August 13, 1948) is an American operatic soprano known for her distinctive vocal range and tone. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Battle initially became known for her work within the concert repertoire through performances with major orchestras during the early and mid-1970s. She made her opera debut in 1975. Battle expanded her repertoire into lyric soprano and coloratura soprano roles during the 1980s and early 1990s, until her eventual dismissal from the Metropolitan Opera in 1994. After a 22-year absence from the Met, Battle performed a concert of spirituals at the Metropolitan Opera House in November 2016.

Pacific Symphony & Chorale, Carl St.Clair, John Alexander - Philip Glass: The Passion of Ramakrishna (2012) [Re-Up]

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Pacific Symphony & Chorale, Carl St.Clair, John Alexander - Philip Glass: The Passion of Ramakrishna (2012) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass: The Passion of Ramakrishna (2012)
Pacific Symphony, conducted by Carl St.Clair; Pacific Chorale, directed by John Alexander

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism, Choral | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0080 | Time: 00:44:11

Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass' The Passion of Ramakrishna. Commissioned by the Pacific Symphony and premiered in 2006 during the opening of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, Glass' 45 minute oratorio, written for soloists, chorus and large orchestra, is a passion play and a tribute to 19th Century Indian spiritual leader Sri Ramakrishna. The work portrays his death with the chorus taking up the voice of Ramakrishna himself and the soloists are those of his loved ones, doctor and disciples. Maestro Carl St.Clair, a longtime champion of the music of Philip Glass, leads the Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale and soloists Christopheren Numura, Janice Chandler Eteme, Kevin Deas, I-Chin Feinblatt and Nicholas Preston.

Mandelring Quartett - Brahms, Dessoff: String Quartets (2007)

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Mandelring Quartett - Brahms, Dessoff: String Quartets (2007)

Mandelring Quartett - Brahms, Dessoff: String Quartets (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:15 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Audite | Catalog: 97505

This is the third and final disc of the Mandelring Quartet's survey of the complete string quartets of Johannes Brahms. It is the third disc because the German group has ingeniously coupled each of Brahms' three quartets with works written by his friends and contemporaries. Thus the first volume coupled Brahms' C minor Quartet with the A minor Quartet of Friedrich Gernsheim, the second volume coupled Brahms' B flat major Quartet with the G minor Quartet of Heinrich von Herzogenberg, and this third volume couples Brahms' A minor Quartet with the F major Quartet of Felix Otto Dessoff.

Gidon Kremer - A Paganini: Virtuoso Violin Music (1985)

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Gidon Kremer - A Paganini: Virtuoso Violin Music (1985)

Gidon Kremer - A Paganini: Virtuoso Violin Music (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:12 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 484-2

Kremer made this recording in 1984 and it is an extraordinary recital, mostly of contemporary pieces for solo violin meant as homages to Paganini and especially his famous 24th Caprice. Milstein's Paganiniana is only an appetizer, a fine set of variations but quite conventional in outlook. On the other hand Rochberg's Caprice Variations (of which Kremer plays only a selection of 24, in a rearranged order, out of its 50 total, the 51st being a short statement of Paganini's 24th) is an extraordinary catalog of wild contemporary violin sounds, colors and effects put at the service of a spellbinding imagination.

Han Chen - Rubinstein Piano Works (2020)

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Han Chen - Rubinstein Piano Works (2020)

Han Chen - Rubinstein Piano Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 272 MB | Tracks: 10 | 78:26 min
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

Anton Rubinstein was the equal of Liszt as a pianist and a technically gifted composer but, in his own words, he was perceived by his contemporaries as too German to be Russian and too Russian to be German, and his music was frequently disparaged. Although occasionally derivative, the first two sonatas are impressively bravura and passionate works which pianist Han Chen approaches as if reading a 19th-century Russian novel, digging down to the very essence of the human soul. It is perhaps an irony of the history of taste that Rubinstein’s very real achievements are beginning to be valued only some 125 years after his death.

Nemanja Radulovic - Nemanja Radulovic: Essentials (2020)

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Nemanja Radulovic - Nemanja Radulovic: Essentials (2020)

Nemanja Radulovic - Nemanja Radulovic: Essentials (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 561 MB | Tracks: 22 | 118:45 min
Style: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Radulović began studying the violin in 1992. In 1996, he was awarded the October Prize for music of the city of Belgrade, and in the following year, he received the Special Prize from the Serbian Ministry of Education for “Talent 1997”. He continued his musical studies in 1998 at the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Saarbrücken with Joshua Epstein, and in 1999, at the University of Arts in Belgrade, with Dejan Mihailović. At the age of fourteen, he moved to France to study with Patrice Fontanarosa at the Conservatoire de Paris.

Gerard Caussee; OSR; Lior Shambadal - Ernest Bloch: Helvetia; Suite for Viola & Orchestra; Suite hebraique (2003)

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Gerard Caussee; OSR; Lior Shambadal - Ernest Bloch: Helvetia; Suite for Viola & Orchestra; Suite hebraique (2003)

Ernest Bloch: Helvetia; Suite for Viola & Orchestra; Suite hébraïque (2003)
Gérard Caussée, viola; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Lior Shambadal, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Cascavelle | # RSR 6170 | Time: 01:12:20

This Swiss Cascavelle disc most adroitly presents the world premiere recording of the orchestral poem Helvetia alongside two less obscure works for viola and orchestra. A highly attractive release, well designed and documented. Enthusiasts of Bloch, the viola and the mountain heights must not miss this.

William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1 (1994)

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William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1 (1994)

William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1: Debussy, Saint-Saëns (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:22 | 481 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cala Records | Catalog: 1017

For the first time, this collection brings together the complete woodwind chamber music of France's leading composers in the medium: Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Poulenc. In a set which evinces the now familiar Cala hallmark of creatively combining established treasures with enticing discoveries, including here four world première recordings. Volume One presents the works of Debussy and Saint-Saëns and Volume Two those of Ravel and Poulenc. Each volume contains two full-length CDs (well over two hours of music) for the price of one.

The Rare Fruits Council - Biber: Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa (1996)

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The Rare Fruits Council - Biber: Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa (1996)

The Rare Fruits Council - Biber: Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:39 | 458 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Astrée Auvidis ‎| Catalog: E 8572

This must be one of the most evocative, stylish and thoughtful interpretations of anything Biber ever wrote. From the moment it begins with its rich sonorous chords, we know we are in for a treat, and the Rare Fruits Council (what a glorious name!) never disappoints. Many people are well-acquainted with Biber's 'Mystery Sonatas', but these delicious pieces are not quite so familiar. Treat yourself to any available copy - and hope for a reissue from Astree of this version - because if you like the composer, if you like early baroque music, and if you like your playing vigorous, intense, and full of rich harmony and energy, this is for you.

Evan Johnson, Loretta O'Sullivan, Eric Milnes - Biber: The Fifteen “Mystery” Sonatas & The Passacaglia for Solo Violin (1987)

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Evan Johnson, Loretta O'Sullivan, Eric Milnes - Biber: The Fifteen “Mystery” Sonatas & The Passacaglia for Solo Violin (1987)

Evan Johnson, Loretta O'Sullivan, Eric Milnes - Biber: The Fifteen “Mystery” Sonatas & The Passacaglia for Solo Violin (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:25 | 631 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newport Classic | Catalog: NC600345

Heinrich Biber was a giant of the Baroque violin. Just as the electric guitar has become the instrument of "the people" during the late 20th century, so the violin was for the Baroque period. The older family of viols was a mainstay of the aristocracy, while the lighter and louder violin came to embody the voice of the people, and subsequently of the courts. Heinrich Biber was Austrian, but was inspired by the Italian style of fantastic, wild improvisatory playing, and had a lifestyle to match.

Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)

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Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki
Michel Lethiec, clarinet; Łukasz Długosz, flute; Arto Noras, cello;
Bartosz Koziak, cello; Rafał Kwiatkowski, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: DUX | # DUX 1186 | Time: 01:17:05

The instrumental concerto occupies a very prominent place in the music of Krzysztof Penderecki. This fact is related to the great life force exhibited by this genre in twentieth century and in contemporary music. It is stimulated by commissions from virtuosos and by audience expectations; also favourable is the composers’ flexibility in approaching the form, whose chief idea continues to be the juxtaposition of the solo instrument and the orchestra. The violin and viola works presented on this CD are not only interesting, concrete realizations of the concertare idea in Penderecki’s music, but also examples of this composer’s sonic language and style in the period of his creativity which Mieczyslaw Tomaszewski called a "time of dialogue with the regained past".

Polish Radio Choir, Helena Bregar & Vaclovas Augustinas - Szymon Godziemba-Trytek: Choral Works (2020)

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Polish Radio Choir, Helena Bregar & Vaclovas Augustinas - Szymon Godziemba-Trytek: Choral Works (2020)

Polish Radio Choir, Helena Bregar & Vaclovas Augustinas - Szymon Godziemba-Trytek: Choral Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 257 MB | Tracks: 12 | 59:19 min
Style: Classical | Label: DUX

The new album of the Polish Radio Choir, led by Lithuanian conductor Vaclovas Augustinas, is dedicated to the sacred music particularly close to composer Szymon Godziemba-Trytek.
Music touching the sphere of the sacred, interpreted as an intimate confession of the composer's faith, can also be the result of the creator's facing the quest for answers to eternal questions about mystery and sense of being, the first cause (or maybe even the First Cause) of existence.