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Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)

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Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)

Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31944 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 144 min | 39,3 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1888 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik

In the Pierre Boulez Saal Opening Concert, Daniel Barenboim, the Boulez Ensemble and renowned soloists are celebrating the idea of what this new concert hall of the Barenboim Said-Academy in Berlin stands for: to create a space where beloved classics, modern masterworks of the early 20th century, and music of our time can be heard side by side and inspire audiences and performers alike.

Johannes Goritzki - Schoeck: Concerto for cello Op. 61, Sommernacht Op. 58 (1994)

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Johannes Goritzki - Schoeck: Concerto for cello Op. 61, Sommernacht Op. 58 (1994)

Johannes Goritzki - Schoeck: Concerto for cello Op. 61, Sommernacht Op. 58 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:42 | 295 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Claves | Catalog: 50-8502

Othmar Schoeck est né en 1886 à Brunnen (Suisse). Fils du peintre Alfred Schoeck, Othmar fut d'abord élève au Conservatoire de Zurich, puis passa quelque temps à Leipzig, où il étudia la composition avec Max Reger (1873-1916). À son retour en Suisse, il connut une intense activité pratique dans la direction d'orchestre, et fut en particulier le chef d'orchestre des concerts symphoniques de Saint-Gal, occupation qui fit peu à peu place à l'activité créatrice.

Patrick Gallois, Kazunori Seo - Franz & Karl Doppler: Concerto For Two Flutes and Orchestra (2007)

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Patrick Gallois, Kazunori Seo - Franz & Karl Doppler: Concerto For Two Flutes and Orchestra (2007)

Patrick Gallois, Kazunori Seo - Franz & Karl Doppler: Concerto For Two Flutes and Orchestra (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:19 | 321 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8570378

Franz and Karl Doppler were virtuoso flutists of the middle nineteenth century, born in Lemberg in what is now Ukraine. They toured and worked in various parts of Europe, composing music (sometimes jointly) for their own use in recitals. All the music here, except for the final Concerto for two flutes and orchestra in D minor (first exhumed by Jean-Pierre Rampal), was originally accompanied by piano and has been arranged for orchestra at the behest of Patrick Gallois, one of the flutists featured here.

Dong-Suk Kang - Sibelius: Violin Concerto (1990)

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Dong-Suk Kang - Sibelius: Violin Concerto (1990)

Dong-Suk Kang - Sibelius: Violin Concerto (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:53 | 248 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8550329

The Sibelius violin concerto is a wonderful piece. And because great violin concertos don't grow on trees the work has been recorded by all of the top violinists. Dong-Suk Kang may not be as famous as Joshua Bell, but he handles this work with great skill. Scandanavian music broods a little and Kang has just the right hint of melancholgy. His technique to my ears is excellent and Naxos engineers have created a clean sound. The Slovakian orchestra holds its end up nicely.

Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 22 (1987)

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Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 22 (1987)

Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 15 & 22 (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:42 | 270 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 488-2

Though Serkin isn`t concertizing a great deal these days, he remains a fascinating pianist on disc. Some listeners (this one included) find Serkin`s playing occasionally too pointed and harsh. Yet for those who tire of the delicate, jewel-box Mozart that is fashionable among pianists today, Serkin surely represents a compelling alternative. His performances of the Concertos Nos. 15 (K. 450 in B-flat Major) and 22 (K. 482 in E-flat Major) are expansive, thoughtful and pleasantly unhurried. In slow movements, he`s never less than thoughtful, creating some exquisite pianissimos in the process. Abbado is ever the sensitive accompanist.

Ferenc Fricsay - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Brahms: Double Concerto (1996)

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Ferenc Fricsay - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Brahms: Double Concerto (1996)

Ferenc Fricsay - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Brahms: Double Concerto (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:20 | 396 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 435 692-2

The Brahms double concerto is simply in a class of its own with all musicians solely concerned with getting to the essence of the music and the way they play is simply sublime. I would also place this version of the Beethoven triple concerto above the celebrated EMI performance by Karajan, Oistrakh, Richter and Rostropovich which I also have. Fricsay and his soloists put the music first in a way true musicians know how to without having to resort to any gimmick of any kind . Here,tempi, orchestral dynamics and balance seem to happen in a most natural ,simple manner ,allowing the music to flow to the point of timelessness.

Mikael Ericsson - Josef Rejcha: Cello Concertos (1995)

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Mikael Ericsson - Josef Rejcha: Cello Concertos (1995)

Mikael Ericsson - Josef Rejcha: Cello Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:31 | 361 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Panton Records | Catalog: 1420 2 031

Czech composer Josef Rejcha (1752-95) was strongly influenced by the so-called "Mannheim School" composers, and he in turn left his mark on his own pupils, among them one Ludwig van Beethoven. Rejcha was particularly interested in the sonic qualities of string instruments and was quite enamored of the cello, as evidenced by the three concertos before us. All are excellent works, featuring captivating solo writing, fresh melodic invention, and colorful orchestral accompaniment.

Eric Hoeprich, Frans Brüggen - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (2013)

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Eric Hoeprich, Frans Brüggen - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (2013)

Eric Hoeprich, Frans Brüggen - Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:33 | 274 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | Catalog: 81107

One year after the 200th anniversary of Mozart’s death, American musicologist Pamela Poulin was rummaging through the archives of the Latvian Academic Library in Riga and came upon announcements and programs for three concerts given in Riga in 1794 by Mozart’s friend, fellow Freemason, and clarinet virtuoso Anton Stadler. The programs also included an engraving of what Stadler termed an Inventions Klarinette. This led to the discovery of several basset clarinets and basset horns in various European collections. These instruments are fashioned from boxwood with brass keys and are virtually identical to that shown in the engraving on the concert program.

Kazunori Seo - Leopold Hofmann: Flute Concertos, Vol. 1 (2001)

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Kazunori Seo - Leopold Hofmann: Flute Concertos, Vol. 1 (2001)

Kazunori Seo - Leopold Hofmann: Flute Concertos, Vol. 1 (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:44 | 413 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8554747

The music director of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, the city of his birth, Leopold Hofmann (1738-1793) was a prolific composer. The son of a highly educated civil servant and a student of Georg Wagensil, he wrote dozens of symphonies, much chamber music and about 60 concertos, including at least 13 for the flute. Insistent repeated notes in the upper strings set the stage for the flute entrance in the opening `Allegro moderato' in the G Major concerto. Over a walking bass line, the glittering flute dances in and out of the accompanying strings, sometimes soaring above them, at others engaging in delicate interplay.

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2011)

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Jean-Guihen Queyras, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2011)

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Vivaldi: Cello Concertos (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 360 Mb | Total time: 68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC902095 | Recorded: 2010

Alongside the famous Quattro Stagioni, La Notte, and so on, Vivaldi wrote no fewer than 27 concertos for the cello – an instrument which at the time was generally limited to playing basso continuo. With the genuine virtuosi he had available to him at the Ospedale della Pietà, the Red Priest played a key role in the emancipation of the cello, which so readily inspired him to invent varied figuration. The musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin have chosen to add highly expressive pieces by Caldara to punctuate the sumptuous feast of sound offered by maestro Queyras.

Sabrina Frey - Accademia dell'Arcadia - Roma 1710: A. Scarlatti, Sieber, Corelli, Valentini, G. Bononcini, B. Marcello (2015)

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Sabrina Frey  - Accademia dell'Arcadia - Roma 1710: A. Scarlatti,  Sieber, Corelli, Valentini, G. Bononcini, B. Marcello (2015)

Sabrina Frey - Accademia dell'Arcadia - Roma 1710: A. Scarlatti, Sieber, Corelli, Valentini, G. Bononcini, B. Marcello (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 389 Mb | Total time: 72:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: TYXArt | # TXA15063 | Recorded: 2014

A delightfull combination of well chosen program materials and expert recording techniques. Sabrina Frey and her companion musicians are top notch performers that serve a concert with well worked ensemble and group interplay.
I found the playing of Sabrina Frey most interesting. She commands her recorder with consumate skill. The works played (including 2 premières) are by Scarlatti, Sieber, Corelli, Valentini, Bononcini, and Marcello. Masters of the baroque form.

George Zukerman - Weber, Mozart: Bassoon Concertos (1996)

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George Zukerman - Weber, Mozart: Bassoon Concertos (1996)

George Zukerman - Weber, Mozart: Bassoon Concertos (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:34 | 365 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Carlton Classics | Catalog: 30371 00662

Canadian bassoonist George Zukerman is an artiste , a man whose agile command of this difficult instrument is apparent at his first entry in the Mozart concerto. His technique dazzles and his wonderfully sweet and lyrical tone is a perfect match for the cantabile style of the slow movements. Jörg Faerber and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra have been around for years, and even though the period-instrument movement has encroached upon much of their turf, the 30-year-old-plus playing isn’t dated and can stand comparison with the best now available.

I Musici de Montreal, Yuli Turovsky - Konyus, Davidov, Glazunov: Concertos (1998)

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I Musici de Montreal, Yuli Turovsky - Konyus, Davidov, Glazunov: Concertos (1998)

I Musici de Montreal, Yuli Turovsky - Konyus, Davidov, Glazunov: Concertos (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:31 | 339 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: 9622

This Chandos release is the second such prizewinners’ showcase from Yuli Turovsky’s Orford International Competition, the winners being invited to commit their respective concertos to disc with I Musici de Montreal. The result is an attractive coupling of three lesser-known works performed with freshness and enthusiasm. The programme makes a logical sequel to last year’s Glazunov/Arensky coupling, although the Glazunov will not be to everyone’s taste. The Yamaha piano is hard-edged and uneven in tone, and it is used by Herskowitz to hammer home the musical arguments in the grand manner.

Kazunori Seo - Leopold Hofmann: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2001)

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Kazunori Seo - Leopold Hofmann: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2001)

Kazunori Seo - Leopold Hofmann: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:44 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8554748

Leopold Hofmann ( 1738-1793 )was a composer at the time of Mozart and Haydn, along with some 30 other composers who took musical development from the late Baroque into the Classical Period. Hofmann was born before Mozart, and died after Mozart died. These composer's creations were rarely played after their deaths, because of the absolute genius of Mozart and Haydn. Indeed, until Chandos and Naxos recently recorded many of these lessor known musician's works, most of the world was completely ignorant of their originality and beauty.

Dorothee Mields, Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Hoffnung des Wiedersehens: Telemann Arias (2012)

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Dorothee Mields, Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Hoffnung des Wiedersehens: Telemann Arias (2012)

Dorothee Mields, Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester - Hoffnung des Wiedersehens: Telemann Arias (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 68:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697901822 | Recorded: 2011

The crystal clear quality of Dorothee Mields’s singing has already graced many albums of German mid- to late-Baroque music. Her vocal quality, secure intonation and tasteful use of ornamentation characterise performances that are further enhanced by her sensibility to music and text alike.