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VA - Winter Tales (2021)

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VA - Winter Tales (2021)

VA - Winter Tales (2021)
FLAC tracks | 40:46 | 178 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammophon presents Winter Tales – a new seasonal album featuring music from some of the label’s star composers, who were invited to reimagine the music of Christmas and Chanukah, drawing inspiration from their childhoods and homelands. The album, which is due for release on 21 October, comprises 12 very personal responses to that creative challenge, all of which have something fresh and timely to say about winter’s promise of renewal and light’s power over darkness.

Kian Soltani - Cello Unlimited (2021)

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Kian Soltani - Cello Unlimited (2021)

Kian Soltani - Cello Unlimited (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:00:12 | 306 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Passionné de cinéma depuis sa tendre enfance, le violoncelliste Kian Soltani s'intéresse particulièrement aux musiques originales qui ont participé aux succès des grands films. L'artiste nous présente aujourd'hui, un nouvel album, intitulé "Cello Unlimited", qui rend hommage à deux titans de la musique Hollywoodienne, Hans Zimmer et Howard Shore, ainsi qu'à l'une des figures importantes de la musique soviétique qui écrivit pour le cinéma, Alfred Schnittke. Avec cet album audacieux en termes de conception et de technique d'enregistrement, Kian nous propose ses propres arrangements pour orchestre de violoncelles, chaque partie étant enregistrée par lui-même. Les arrangements individuels sont regroupés en suites, créant pour les films respectifs une expérience d'écoute totalement unique ; y figurent donc des arrangements des musiques pour Pirates des Caraïbes, Le Seigneur des Anneaux, The Bourne Identity ainsi que deux compositions de Soltani inspirées par le cinéma.

Harriet Krijgh - Silent Dreams (2021)

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Harriet Krijgh - Silent Dreams (2021)

Harriet Krijgh - Silent Dreams (2021)
FLAC tracks | 47:42 | 185 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

On Friday, October 1, 2021 the renowned Dutch artist Harriet Krijgh will release the album ‘Silent Dreams’ on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Together with pianist, Magda Amara, Harriet performs songs for cello and piano by German, French and Russian composers. Today sees the release of the first song, ‘Nacht und Träume’ by Franz Schubert.

Maria Ewing, Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung - Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District (1993)

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Maria Ewing, Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung - Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District (1993)

Maria Ewing, Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung - Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District (1993)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 590 MB | 02:35:01
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This opera is a study in the psychopathology of everyday life. It exposes the kind of brutal manners familiar in naturalistic novels after the Goncourts and Zola, but Shostakovich had the misfortune of running afoul of the official Soviet position that criminality and pathology couldn't exist in the workers' paradise. Maria Ewing's strength isn't pure vocalism; anyone can find fault on technical grounds. But she is a passionate, involving actress with her voice, and she makes our anti-heroine chillingly desperate and driven–every moment is haunted. The supporting cast joins in with a broadly vicious portrayal of a spider's den passing for normal home life.

Plácido Domingo, Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung - Verdi: Otello (1994)

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Plácido Domingo, Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung - Verdi: Otello (1994)

Plácido Domingo, Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung - Verdi: Otello (1994)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 541 MB | 02:11:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

For some years now, Domingo has been, on stage, the greatest Otello of our age. On record, though, he has had less success. Leiferkus and Domingo have worked closely together in the theatre; and it shows in scene after scene – nowhere more so than in the crucial sequence in Act 2 where Otello so rapidly ingests Iago's lethal poison. By bringing into the recording studio the feel and experience of a stage performance – meticulous study subtly modified by the improvised charge of the moment – both singers help defy the jinx that so often afflicts Otello on record.

Ana María Martínez, Myung-Whun Chung - Bacalov: Misa Tango; Tangosaín / Piazzolla: Adiós Nonino; Libertango (2000)

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Ana María Martínez, Myung-Whun Chung - Bacalov: Misa Tango; Tangosaín / Piazzolla: Adiós Nonino; Libertango (2000)

Ana María Martínez, Plácido Domingo, Myung-Whun Chung - Bacalov: Misa Tango; Tangosaín / Piazzolla: Adiós Nonino; Libertango (2000)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 240 MB | 53:50
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This is a great Mass work. It is good that Mr. Domingo and the people from Deutsche Grammophon recorded this work from Bacalov. Placido Domingo is great at always finding and recording new genders of music. I believe this is the first time this work is recorded. His recent recording of Albéniz "Merlin" (Decca London) is also a first. He is accompanied on both works by Ms.Ana Maria Martinez who in my oppinion has one of the best young voices today. She sings beautifully on both works. Her vocal range and musicality is one of the best my ears have listen to. I saw her live singing with Andrea Bocelli and she brought tears to my eyes. What a voice!! I will definetly buy more copies of Misa Tango to give to my friends this holiday season.

Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Dvorák: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8 (2000)

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Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Dvorák: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8 (2000)

Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Dvorák: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8 (2000)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 336MB | 01:16:16
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Myung-Whun Chung previously has proven his affinity for Dvorák on two occasions: an excellent recording of Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 for BIS, and later with Symphonies 3 and 7 for Deutsche Grammophon. No, there’s nothing wrong with your computer screen: he’s already recorded Symphony No. 7 twice, and this disc gives us his second reading of No. 8, undoubtedly DG’s response to millions of fan letters sent to their offices by love-struck teenage girls threatening suicide unless Chung’s Vienna Dvorák cycle was allowed to continue. His recording of Symphonies Nos. 3 and 7 was never released domestically, by the way, leading us to speculate about what makes this disc more marketable than that one, assuming of course that such considerations have anything to do with DG’s decision to schedule a recording for domestic distribution.

Ben Heppner, London Symphony Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - French Opera Arias (2001)

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Ben Heppner, London Symphony Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - French Opera Arias (2001)

Ben Heppner, London Symphony Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - French Opera Arias (2001)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 322 MB | 01:14:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

A few decades from now, someone will put together a series of recordings devoted to “the greatest tenors of the 21st century”. Will Ben Heppner be featured on one of these? Most likely more than one. What other conclusion can you reach after hearing these splendiferous performances of French arias, presented as the Canadian singer’s debut under his new, exclusive DG contract? To begin with, there’s nothing really typical about this recital, from the choice of repertoire–extended arias from some of the less-traveled operatic territory–to this revered label’s confirmation of big-budget stature on an artist who’s neither a “three tenor” nor a singer under the age of 14. No, this is really grown-up stuff, and Heppner proves not only a seasoned and commanding presence, but an artist of the highest magnitude, with the vocal equipment and musical intelligence to at once rivet an audience to its seats and compel it to spontaneously rise in a collective ovation.

Philadelphia Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 (2002)

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Philadelphia Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 (2002)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 (2002)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 260 MB | 01:00:29
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony is an extraordinary work by any standards. It is cast in three movements, with each of the outer two approaching half an hour in duration, astride a shorter central scherzo. Together these occupy a playing time in excess of an hour. There is a huge orchestra, of some 140 players, so the range of timbres and colours is very wide indeed, and the climaxes are overwhelmingly powerful. But more significant than any of these issues is the nature of the music itself, since the development is flexible and remarkably open-ended, veering this way and that, through passages slow and fast, thinly scored and richly powerful. It is a roller-coaster ride for both the musicians and the audience.

Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung - Bizet: Carmen Suite, Petite Suite d'orchestre, L'Arlésienne (2003)

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Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung - Bizet: Carmen Suite, Petite Suite d'orchestre, L'Arlésienne (2003)

Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung-Whun Chung - Bizet: Carmen Suite, Petite Suite d'orchestre, L'Arlésienne (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 295 MB | 01:08:31
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

«Light Classics», un jure pour beaucoup, mais c'est exactement ce qui vient à l'esprit de la musique de Georges Bizet (1838-75). Bizet se révèle être un important créateur de mélodies accrocheuses et un grand expert en instrumentation. Il a créé un son orchestral romantique tardif de légèreté française et de richesse des couleurs, ce qui montre la grande compétence de Bizet. L'interprétation de Chung avec l'Orchestre de la Bastille est impeccable et souligne cette légèreté musicale sans tomber dans la douce kitsch. Le CD offre ainsi 68 minutes de pur plaisir d'écoute, musique simple au plus haut niveau.

Myung-Whun Chung - Messiaen: Garden of Love's Sleep (2008)

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Myung-Whun Chung - Messiaen: Garden of Love's Sleep (2008)

Myung-Whun Chung - Messiaen: Garden of Love's Sleep (2008)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 270 MB | 01:10:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Herbert von Karajan isn’t alone in celebrating his 100th birthday this year. Among composers whose 100th anniversary falls in 2008, Olivier Messiaen (10 December) is definitely the most important To whet your appetites for further releases in this anniversary year, here is a 1-CD midprice compilation of Messiaen’s ecstatic slow movements: a sequence of eight movements from major works that together make an unforgettable impression: supple in rhythm, subtle in melody and incredibly rich in harmony. Almost like variations on a theme (with plenty of F sharp major too!), the 70-minute disc is uniquely relaxing and moving at the same time – by no means the usual pot-pourri compilation.

Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Myung-Whun Chung conducts Messiaen (2008)

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Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Myung-Whun Chung conducts Messiaen (2008)

Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Myung-Whun Chung conducts Messiaen (2008)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 278 MB | 01:08:31
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

To coincide with Messiaen’s 100th anniversary DG presents this recording of rarely heard spiritual works of the beloved French composer. Religiosity and Catholicism have been important sources of inspiration for Olivier Messiaen throughout his artistic life and form the key aspect of the repertoire selected for this album. The Trois Petites Liturgies for piano, ondes martenot, choir and orchestra were premiered in occupied Paris in 1943, and received highest praise by Jean Cocteau, Francis Poulenc and Arthur Honegger among others – with the aim of bringing “a kind of organized act of praise into the concert room” Messiaen achieved one of his most colourful and enduring works up to that point – he himself described the music as “nothing but an act of love”.

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" / Rachmaninov: Vocalise (2012)

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Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" / Rachmaninov: Vocalise (2012)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" / Rachmaninov: Vocalise (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 238 MB | 54:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1948 and has always played a key role in the development of the classical music scene in South Korea. The appointment of the respected Myung-Whun Chung as music director and principal conductor in 2005 heralded an artistic renaissance for the orchestra. And now that the famous German yellow label has, by way of maestro Chung, taken the Seoul Philharmonic under its wings, the ensemble also seems destined for brilliant horizons outside of the Korean border.

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (2012)

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Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (2012)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 360 MB | 01:27:53
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

In the opening funeral movement, the rich and rock solid sound of the orchestra is quite ear-catching. To borrow some critic's word, it is 'beefy', a quality that is hard to find in Asian orchestras. Based on this and previous CD releases that feature Chung/SPO, it is clear that under maestro Chung's leadership the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra has grown into a world class ensemble with the unique sonority and high discipleship.

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral" (2013)

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Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral" (2013)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Choral (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 305 MB | 01:08:07
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

For this 2013 Deutsche Grammophon release, Myung-Whun Chung and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra present Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral," in a mainstream performance that traditionalists will heartily endorse. This is somewhat surprising, considering the music world's increasing adoption of authentic Classical and early Romantic practices in Beethoven performances, and even the most conservative conductors and orchestras have made concessions to period research.