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Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15; Chamber Symphony in C Minor (2021)

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Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15; Chamber Symphony in C Minor (2021)

Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1, 14 & 15; Chamber Symphony in C Minor (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 671 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 361 Mb | 02:37:24
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

In this installment in 'an ongoing Shostakovich survey that has rightly won him three Grammy Awards' (New York Times), Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra bookend the composer's brilliant, often turbulent symphonic career. Nearly half a century lies between Shostakovich's triumphant debut with the 'First', premiered before his 20th birthday, and the 'Fifteenth', an inventory of influences written under the shadow of his own mortality. Penned just two years earlier, the 'Fourteenth' is a symphonic song cycle, and the Chamber Symphony is a skillful adaptation of that tragic masterpiece, the Eighth String Quartet.

Ensemble Villa Musica - Henze: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 (2006)

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Ensemble Villa Musica - Henze: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 (2006)

Ensemble Villa Musica - Henze: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 293 MB | 01:16:08
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

One of the continuing appeals of Hans Werner Henze's music is his ability to use the formidable arsenal of twentieth century musical innovations in works that have immediate aural appeal, while probing ambiguous or disturbing layers of meaning lurking beneath the surface. The complexity of his music is generally not so much apparent on its surface as in its psychology. While Henze has written in virtually every genre of music in his long and remarkably productive career, he is essentially a dramatic composer, and it's for his operas, ballets, music theater pieces, vocal music, and film music that he will be most remembered.

Felicity Palmer, Jill Gomez, John Whitfield - Britten: Phaedra; Les Illuminations; Five French Folksong (1995)

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Felicity Palmer, Jill Gomez, John Whitfield - Britten: Phaedra; Les Illuminations; Five French Folksong (1995)

Felicity Palmer, Jill Gomez, John Whitfield - Britten: Phaedra; Les Illuminations; Five French Folksong (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 178 Mb | Total time: 50:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDM 5 65114 2 | Recorded: 1986

Britten’s dramatic cantata Phaedra is the resonant centre of this new release in EMI’s excellent British Composers series. The steely gleam at the core of Felicity Palmer’s mezzo-soprano, and the hard white light of the Endymion’s outstanding ensemble playing make for a fierce kindling of Britten’s music with Robert Lowell’s words at one exceptional moment in the work’s performing history. John Whitfield’s direction ensures that the Five French Folksongs are nicely poised between raw simplicity and elegant sophistication, while the Endymion’s incisive playing warms to the sensuousness of Jill Gomez’s Les Illuminations.

Ensemble MidtVest - Per Nørgård: Whirl’s World (2019)

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Ensemble MidtVest - Per Nørgård: Whirl’s World (2019)

Ensemble MidtVest - Per Nørgård: Whirl’s World (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 239 Mb | Total time: 58:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dacapo | # 8.226136 | Recorded: 2018

Per Nørgård (b. 1932) is one of the most frequently played composers of his generation. He has written more than 400 works in all genres and inspired innumerable colleagues in Denmark and abroad. This album presents all of Nørgård’s music for the Oscarwinning Babette’s Feast film version by Gabriel Axel of Karen Blixen’s short story – not just the snatches of it one can hear in the film. One can also get to know the hypnotic Spell, the ripples and bubbles in Whirl’s World and Trio Breve, which according to the composer himself are to be regarded as three short expressive phrases – dream-like pictures – that change between light and dark, fast and slow but with introvert melodic features in common.

Gidon Kremer, Daniele Gatti, Madara Pētersone, Gewandhausorchester - Weinberg: Violin Concerto; Sonata for Two Violins (2021)

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Gidon Kremer, Daniele Gatti, Madara Pētersone, Gewandhausorchester - Weinberg: Violin Concerto; Sonata for Two Violins (2021)

Gidon Kremer, Daniele Gatti, Madara Pētersone, Gewandhausorchester - Weinberg: Violin Concerto; Sonata for Two Violins (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 212 Mb | Total time: 51:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accentus Music | # ACC30518 | Recorded: 2019, 2020

With 22 symphonies, 17 string quartets, 9 concertos, and 7 operas, the composer Mieczysław Weinberg left behind an extensive oeuvre. Musically, one can hear the composer’s close friendship with Dmitri Shostakovich, although Weinberg’s music is more lyrical and romantic in nature. Nevertheless, the composer was long forgotten and his music has only been rediscovered in the last ten years. Gidon Kremer has dedicated himself to the rediscovery and cultivation of Weinberg’s music.

Morton Feldman, Aisha Orazbayeva & Mark Knoop - For John Cage (2018)

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Morton Feldman, Aisha Orazbayeva & Mark Knoop - For John Cage (2018)

Morton Feldman, Aisha Orazbayeva & Mark Knoop - For John Cage (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 206 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 170 Mb | 01:14:12
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: All That Dust

Feldman’s 75-minute work dedicated to his friend John Cage was written in 1982. In this new version, Aisha Orazbayeva (violin) and Mark Knoop (piano) set out to draw the listener into the charged space between the performers.

Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Sospeso, Ursula Oppens - Elliott Carter: Quintets & Voices (2004)

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Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Sospeso, Ursula Oppens - Elliott Carter: Quintets & Voices (2004)

Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Sospeso, Ursula Oppens - Elliott Carter: Quintets & Voices (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 351 MB | 01:18:39
Genre: Classical | Label: Mode Records

After what seems like years of delay, Mode has released this CD of chamber and vocal music in time for Elliott Carter's 95th birthday, which fell on Dec. 11, 2003. It was worth the wait. The Quintet for Piano and Strings (1997) is one of the two or three pinnacles of Carter's prolific eighties. Though undeniably an example of the his late style, it harks back to the First Quartet (1951!) in its long-lined writing for strings. The music is expansive and concise, light-hearted and dramatic all at once, and it is played to perfection by Ursula Oppens and the Arditti Quartet, the performers for whom it was written.

Arditti Quartet - Hilda Paredes: Cuerdas del Destino (2014)

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Arditti Quartet - Hilda Paredes: Cuerdas del Destino (2014)

Arditti Quartet - Hilda Paredes: Cuerdas del Destino (2014)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 245 MB | 59:06
Genre: Classical | Label: Aeon

Hilda Paredes provides a family portrait on Cuerdas del destino, her latest CD. The works are written for violinist Irvine Arditti, her husband, countertenor Jake Arditti, her son, and the Arditti Quartet, with whom she has enjoyed more than twenty years of artistic partnership. This CD is also significant in that it celebrates the Arditti’s fortieth anniversary.

Thomas Albertus Irnberger, David Geringas & Barbara Moser - It’s a Girl! (2021)

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Thomas Albertus Irnberger, David Geringas & Barbara Moser - It’s a Girl! (2021)

Thomas Albertus Irnberger, David Geringas & Barbara Moser - It’s a Girl! (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:10
Classical | Label: Gramola Records

The violinist Thomas Albertus Irnberger, the cellist David Geringas and the pianist Barbara Moser play piano trios by female composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Amy Marcy Beach artfully combines French modernity with late romantic and American folklore elements in her trio from 1938, Sonia Eckhardt-Gramatté's work "Ein wenig Musik" (A Piece of Music) impresses with originality, melodious ideas and diverse rhythmic components, Louise Farrenc's trio from 1857 shows that she was a contemporary of early Romanticism, but also dealt with Ancient music, Mélanie Hélène Bonis' pieces for piano trio "Soir" and "Matin" were created in 1907 and reflect the different moods of a day, while Julia Frances Smith's Cornwall Trio from 1966 expresses the funny, playful energy of the gifted composer that she was.

James Gilchrist & Nathan Williamson - One Hundred Years of British Song, Vol. 2 (2021)

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James Gilchrist & Nathan Williamson - One Hundred Years of British Song, Vol. 2 (2021)

James Gilchrist & Nathan Williamson - One Hundred Years of British Song, Vol. 2 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 223 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:00
Classical, Vocal | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM Recordings announces Volume 2 of its revelatory survey of One Hundred Years of British Song with tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Nathan Williamson.

Elmira Darvarova & Vassily Lobanov - Masterpieces by Brahms, Franck, Clara Schumann & Vassily Lobanov (2021)

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Elmira Darvarova & Vassily Lobanov - Masterpieces by Brahms, Franck, Clara Schumann & Vassily Lobanov (2021)

Elmira Darvarova & Vassily Lobanov - Masterpieces by Brahms, Franck, Clara Schumann & Vassily Lobanov (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 325 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 195 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:24:35
Classical | Label: Solo Musica

Grammy-nominated, award-winning (Gold Medal at the Global Music Awards in 2017 and 2018), a concert violinist since the age of 4, and hailed by American Record Guide as “marvelous in the tradition of Heifetz”, Elmira Darvarova caused a sensation, becoming the first ever (and so far only) woman-concertmaster in the history of the Metropolitan Opera. With the MET Orchestra she toured Europe, Japan and the United States, and was heard on the MET's live weekly international radio broadcasts, television broadcasts and CDs for Sony, Deutsche Grammophon and EMI. As concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera she has performed with the greatest conductors of our time, including the legendary Carlos Kleiber. She performs with the New York Piano Quartet, the Delphinium Trio, the Quinteto del Fuego, the Amram Ensemble, and in a duo with Fernando Otero.

Julian Jacobson & Mariko Brown - Manhattan to Montmartre (2021)

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Julian Jacobson & Mariko Brown - Manhattan to Montmartre (2021)

Julian Jacobson & Mariko Brown - Manhattan to Montmartre (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 207 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:30
Classical | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM Recordings celebrates the 10th anniversary of the acclaimed piano duo Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown with Manhattan to Montmartre, dazzling keyboard arrangements of American giants George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein.

Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Lutosławski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2020)

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Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Lutosławski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2020)

Hannu Lintu, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Lutosławski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 239 Mb | Total time: 61:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE13325 | Recorded: 2018

Second volume in the Witold Lutoslawski (19131994) symphony cycle by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor Hannu Lintu brings together two symphonies which belong to the most remarkable symphonic creations of the late 20th century. In his 2nd and 3rd Symphonies Lutoslawski lays out the principal foundations of his creative legacy.

Jonathan Fournel, Keigo Mukawa & Sergei Redkin - Queen Elisabeth Competition: Piano 2021 (2021)

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Jonathan Fournel, Keigo Mukawa & Sergei Redkin - Queen Elisabeth Competition: Piano 2021 (2021)

Jonathan Fournel, Keigo Mukawa & Sergei Redkin - Queen Elisabeth Competition: Piano 2021 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1,03 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 666 Mb | Digital booklet | 04:47:33
Classical | Label: Queen Elisabeth Competition

French pianist Jonathan Fournelm, 27, has won this year’s Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition. Second Prize was awarded to Rusian pianist Sergei Redkin and third Prize to Keigo Mukawa (Japan).

Thomas Trotter - Duruflé: Complete Organ Works (2021)

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Thomas Trotter - Duruflé: Complete Organ Works (2021)

Thomas Trotter - Duruflé: Complete Organ Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 251 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | 01:13:25
Classical | Label: King's College, Cambridge

Thomas Trotter performs the complete organ works of Maurice Duruflé on the world-famous organ in the Chapel of King’s College Cambridge. Thomas is a prize-winning concert organist and one of the UK’s most admired performing musicians, reflected in Her Majesty The Queen awarding him The Queen’s Medal for Music on St Cecilia’s Day 2020.