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Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Horst Stein, Josef Sivo - Glière: Coloraturo Concerto; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (1990)

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Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Horst Stein, Josef Sivo - Glière: Coloraturo Concerto; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (1990)

Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland, Osian Ellis, Horst Stein, Josef Sivo - Glière: Coloraturo Concerto, Harp Concerto; Glazunov: Violin Concerto (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 62:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 430 006-2 | Recorded: 1968, 1971

Of the rarities presented in this unusual Russian music collection, the most tantalizing is Gliére’s Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra. Judging by the slight surface noise, it sounds as if this transfer could have been made from an LP. No matter, the sound is fine, and Joan Sutherland sings radiantly, pouring out beguiling tone throughout her range, while her trademark trills are put to good use by Gliére’s vocal writing, which isn’t particularly original, especially considering it was composed in 1943. The same can be said for Gliére’s 1938 Harp Concerto: beguiling solo writing set against standard-fare 19th-century orchestral accompaniment.

Juan Carlos Muñoz, Artemandoline - Arte Mandoline: Dall’Abaco, Castello, D. Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Arrigoni, Weiss, Fasch (2012)

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Juan Carlos Muñoz, Artemandoline - Arte Mandoline: Dall’Abaco, Castello, D. Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Arrigoni, Weiss, Fasch (2012)

Juan Carlos Muñoz, Artemandoline - Arte Mandoline: Dall’Abaco, Castello, D. Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Arrigoni, Matteis, Weiss, Fasch, Uccellini (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 330 Mb | Total time: 61:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 ‎| K617 238 | Recorded: 2011

This disc is a real plucker’s delight featuring not only the skills of three leading mandolinists – Juan Carlos Muñoz, Mari Fe Pavón and Alla Tolkacheva – but also a continuo section consisting of baroque guitar, harpsichord and (anachronistically) Renaissance lute; even the violone and gamba are usually played pizzicato. Together they romp through a programme of concerti and sonatas by Dall’Abaco, Arrigoni, Matteis, Domenico Scarlatti, Johann Sigismund Weiss (rather than his more famous brother Sylvius Leopold), Fasch and of course Vivaldi; with a doffof their tricorns in the direction of earlier baroque composers Castello and Uccellini. This is joyous, glorious music-making.

Xenia Löffler, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle - Handel: My Favourite Instrument - Concertos, Sonatas & Arias with Oboe (2015)

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Xenia Löffler, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle - Handel: My Favourite Instrument - Concertos, Sonatas & Arias with Oboe (2015)


Xenia Löffler, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle - Handel: My Favourite Instrument - Concertos, Sonatas & Arias with Oboe (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 75:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent ‎| ACC 24295 | Recorded: 2013

Throughout his life, the oboe played a key role in the music of Georg Friedrich Handel. For no other instrument did he compose such passionate, dramatic and virtuosic music. On this disc, the Batzdorfer Hofkapelle presents a selection of Handel's most beautiful works featuring the oboe. Xenia Löffler, member of the Akademe für Alte Musik Berlin, is the soloist. Vocal parts in the arias with oboe are sung by the young coloratura soprano Marie Friederike Schöder, a shooting star of the baroque music scene.

Kati Debretzeni, John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Bach: Violin Concertos (2019)

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Kati Debretzeni, John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Bach: Violin Concertos (2019)

Kati Debretzeni, John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Bach: Violin Concertos (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 420 Mb | Total time: 70:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria ‎| SDG732 | Recorded: 2018

There is no shortage of good Bach violin concerto recordings, nor even of those played by historical-performance groups, yet this one has several distinct attractions. First, is simply the presence of violinist Kati Debretzeni, long a violin section leader of Gardiner's English Baroque Soloists but rarely heard as a soloist in her own right. She's one of the few historical-performance specialists to have emerged from Eastern Europe, and she deserves wider exposure.

Corrado Rovaris, Silete Venti! - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 3; Concerto Doppio (2011)

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Corrado Rovaris, Silete Venti! - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 3; Concerto Doppio (2011)

Corrado Rovaris, Silete Venti! - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 3; Concerto Doppio (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 66:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi ‎| 88697987422 | Recorded: 2009

The Concerti Grossi Opus 3 by George Frideric Handel are probably the most famous and most frequently performed work of the composer. And although these pieces are so often presented, the ensemble Silete Venti! conducted by Corrado Rovaris, develope from the six Concerti something unique thanx to their Italian heritage.

Lars Vogt, Royal Northern Sinfonia - Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Handel Variations (2020)

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Lars Vogt, Royal Northern Sinfonia - Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Handel Variations (2020)

Lars Vogt, Royal Northern Sinfonia - Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2; Handel Variations (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 280 Mb | Total time: 73:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine ‎| ODE 1346-2 | Recorded: 2019

The second album in Lars Vogts Johannes Brahms concerto series with the Royal Northern Sinfonia includes Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto combined with a solo piano work, Handel Variations Op. 24, which was dedicated to Clara Schumann by the composer. Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 is a romantic 4-movement concerto written two decades after its predecessor and one of the cornerstones in the concerto repertoire. This remarkable opus with a great number of beautiful solo passages and with a duration of over 45 minutes has been interpreted by numerous pianists since its premiere in 1881. In this album, Vogt performs the concerto conducting from the keyboard.

Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais - Handel: Six Concertos pour flûte à bec (2008)

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Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais - Handel: Six Concertos pour flûte à bec (2008)

Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais - Handel: Six Concertos pour flûte à bec (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 66:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Musiques à la Chabotterie ‎| 605004 | Recorded: 2006

Orchestre baroque français, dirigé par le flûtiste, hautboïste et chef d’orchestre Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais défend depuis plus de 30 ans le répertoire musical des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, en tissant des liens uniques et particuliers entre le public, l’histoire, la musique et les autres arts.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.4 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.4 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.4 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3,75 Gb | Total time: 77:26:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88843089382 | Recorded: 1970-1984

SEON (Studio Erichson) is a period music label by the legendary producer Wolf Erichson. Erichson founded the label in 1969 as one of the first labels dedicated only to authentic music. The recordings were made with the best available recording techniques of the time and still deliver a high quality product in line with today's standards. This special boxset offers all SEON CD reissues from the late 90s on 85 CDs in a limited edition boxset.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.3 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.3 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.3 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 5,84 Gb | Total time: 77:26:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88843089382 | Recorded: 1970-1984

SEON (Studio Erichson) is a period music label by the legendary producer Wolf Erichson. Erichson founded the label in 1969 as one of the first labels dedicated only to authentic music. The recordings were made with the best available recording techniques of the time and still deliver a high quality product in line with today's standards. This special boxset offers all SEON CD reissues from the late 90s on 85 CDs in a limited edition boxset.

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)

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Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)

Seon - Excellence in Early Music [85CDs] Vol.2 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,16 Gb | Total time: 77:26:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88843089382 | Recorded: 1970-1984

SEON (Studio Erichson) is a period music label by the legendary producer Wolf Erichson. Erichson founded the label in 1969 as one of the first labels dedicated only to authentic music. The recordings were made with the best available recording techniques of the time and still deliver a high quality product in line with today's standards. This special boxset offers all SEON CD reissues from the late 90s on 85 CDs in a limited edition boxset.

Antje Weithaas, Andrew Manze, NDR Radiophilharmonie - Schumann: Violin Concerto; Brahms: Double Concerto (2019)

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Antje Weithaas, Andrew Manze, NDR Radiophilharmonie - Schumann: Violin Concerto; Brahms: Double Concerto (2019)

Antje Weithaas, Maximilian Hornung, Andrew Manze, NDR Radiophilharmonie - Schumann: Violin Concerto; Brahms: Double Concerto (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 63:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO ‎| 555 172-2 | Recorded: 2017

Antje Weithaas probes every detail in the musical text, charged with energy and with her compelling musical intelligence and unrivaled command of technique. Her charisma and stage presence are gripping but never force their way in front of the work. And we therefore are happy that this internationally top-ranking violinist is now interpreting the Violin Concerto by Robert Schumann and the Double Concerto by Johannes Brahms for cpo with Maximilian Hornung, a cellist who in every way is her equal.

Guy Johnston, Stephen Cleobury, Christopher Seaman, Britten Sinfonia - Howells: Cello Concerto; An English Mass (2019)

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Guy Johnston, Stephen Cleobury, Christopher Seaman, Britten Sinfonia - Howells: Cello Concerto; An English Mass (2019)

Guy Johnston, Stephen Cleobury, Christopher Seaman, Britten Sinfonia, King's College Choir of Cambridge - Howells: Cello Concerto; An English Mass (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 399 Mb | Total time: 103:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: King’s College, Cambridge ‎| # KGS0032 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

This release is likely to get a good deal of publicity due to its status as the final release of Stephen Cleobury as director of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge. However, as president of the Herbert Howells Society, he may not be through with performing the music of this composer just yet. Cleobury deserves kudos for this rather challenging double album; he might easily have compiled a set of favorites of some kind, and enjoyed general acclaim. Instead, he has chosen to go out with a piece of work that makes a deeper connection with tradition. Even though he did not succeed Howells as an organist at Cambridge, he certainly lived and breathed his music, and is as fine an interpreter of it as anyone alive.

Arthur Grumiaux, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: The Violin Concertos (2001)

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Arthur Grumiaux, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: The Violin Concertos (2001)

Arthur Grumiaux, Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: The Violin Concertos (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 696 Mb | Total time: 153:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 464 722-2 | Recorded: 1956, 2961, 1962, 1964

At the ripe old age of 19 Mozart wrote five violin concertos, and they represent his coming of age as a composer of orchestral music. From here on, it's basically one masterpiece after another. Though not difficult works, technically speaking, they partake in full measure of Mozart's uniquely sensual brand of melody. That means that successful performances must know how to spin out a singing musical line, while at the same time making the most of the rare opportunities for soloistic display. Taste and musicianship are more important qualities than virtuosity, and that makes these pieces ideal vehicles for Arthur Grumiaux's aristocratic temperament and technical polish.

James Galway - Khachaturian: Flute Concerto, Spartacus, Masquerade, Ganayeh (2014)

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James Galway - Khachaturian: Flute Concerto, Spartacus, Masquerade, Ganayeh (2014)

James Galway - Khachaturian: Flute Concerto, Spartacus, Masquerade, Ganayeh (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 47:14 | 230 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: G010003243679K

James Galway plays Khachaturian es una muestra más del gran virtuosismo de este excelente flautista que con su sonido extraordinario y peculiar, demuestra porque es uno de los mas sobresalientes musicos del siglo XX y cuya carrera de solista es arrolladora desde comienzos de los 70. El concierto de Khachaturian es un concierto exigentísimo, compuesto originalmente para violín, se escucha con una originalidad y frescura desbordante.

Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto, Fiddle Dance Suite (2019)

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Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto, Fiddle Dance Suite (2019)

Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru, The Philadelphia Orchestra - Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto, Fiddle Dance Suite (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 67:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca ‎| # 485 0013| Recorded: 2017, 2019

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' first forays into classical music in the 1980s were celebrated as some kind of unique breakthrough, but that overlooked the fact that Marsalis was classically trained at the Juilliard School, absorbed all kinds of traditions, and has always had aspirations in the classical sphere. Credit Marsalis with broad ambitions when he turns to classical composition, as in his Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio Blood on the Fields (1997), and again here with a Violin Concerto and Fiddle Dance Suite, written for violinist Nicola Benedetti. Both works are impressive, not least in their idiomatic writing for the violin; they flatter Benedetti considerably.