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Pierre Fournier: The Aristocrat of Cellists [7CDs] (2010)

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Pierre Fournier: The Aristocrat of Cellists [7CDs] (2010)

Pierre Fournier: The Aristocrat of Cellists [7CDs] (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,77 Gb | Total time: 8:18:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 6 29539 2 | Recorded: 1937-1971

Pierre Fournier was born in Paris on 24 June in 1906 the son of a French army general. He was known for his lyrical playing and his impeccable artistic sensitivity and this, during his lifetime, earned him the title 'the aristocrat of cellists'.
Fournier was first taught piano by his mother but at the age of nine he suffered a mild case of polio and lost some of the agility in his legs and feet. He was no longer able to master the use of the piano pedals and so turned to the cello.

Mstislav Rostropovich, Carlo Maria Giulini, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvorak, Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos (2006/1977)

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Mstislav Rostropovich, Carlo Maria Giulini, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvorak, Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos (2006/1977)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Carlo Maria Giulini, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvořák, Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos (2006/1977)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 4.70 Gb (DVD9) | 63 min
Classical | EMI Classics

Recorded in London’s Henry Wood Hall in November 1977, these two performances offer a special reminder of the magic of Mstislav Rostropovich. If ever one needs to relive the pure magic of music, that elusive quality that operates above and beyond all words, it is to Rostropovich that one can confidently turn; especially when he is in partnership with another “great”—here, Giulini.

Mariss Jansons, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Dvořák: Stabat Mater (2015) [Blu-ray]

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Mariss Jansons, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Dvořák: Stabat Mater (2015) [Blu-ray]

Mariss Jansons, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Dvořák: Stabat Mater (2015) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26994 kbps / 1080i / 23.976 fps | 83 min | 19,8 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3338 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 23.976 fps | 83 min | 5,74 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | belvedere

Like a prayer that comes from the heart "… stood the mournful Mother weeping" whispers the chorus after the orchestral introduction of Antonín Dvorák 's most celebrated choral work, the Stabat Mater Op. 58. As the work builds to include the four vocal soloists, the obsessively repeated main motif of a descending chromatic line begins to work its magic on the rapt audience.

Isaac Stern, Emanuel Ax, McDonald, Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma - Antonin Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 2; Romantic Pieces; Sonatina (1996)

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Isaac Stern, Emanuel Ax, McDonald, Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma - Antonin Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 2; Romantic Pieces; Sonatina (1996)

Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quartet No. 2; Romantic Pieces; Sonatina, Op. 100 (1996)
Isaac Stern, violin; Emanuel Ax, piano; Robert McDonald, piano; Jaime Laredo, viola; Yo-Yo Ma, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 62597 | Time: 01:08:30

Antonin Dvorák's Piano Quartet No. 2 is one of the greatest chamber works of the 19th century (as are many of Dvorák's chamber compositions). Written in 1889 at the request of his publisher Simrock, it is a big, bold work filled with the Czech master's trademark melodic fecundity, harmonic richness, and rhythmic vitality. The first movement is a soaring, outdoor allegro with an assertively optimistic main theme accented by Czech contours and Dvorák's love of mixing major and minor modes. The Lento movement's wistful main theme is played with a perfect mixture of passion and poise by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The music alternates between passages of drama and delicacy in this, one of Dvorák's finest slow movements in any medium. The Scherzo's stately waltz is contrasted by a lively, up-tempo Czech country dance. The finale is a high-stepping, high-spirited allegro with a strong rhythmic pulse that relaxes for the beautifully lyrical second subject.

Ofra Harnoy, Charles Mackerras, Prague Symphony Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Silent Woods (1995)

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Ofra Harnoy, Charles Mackerras, Prague Symphony Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Silent Woods (1995)

Ofra Harnoy, Charles Mackerras, Prague Symphony Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Silent Woods (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 278 Mb | Total time: 69:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BMG Music | # BM650 | Recorded: 1994, 1995

The main title, “Silent Woods”, and a soft-focus portrait through twigs of the glamorous soloist alerts us to the fact that this is no ordinary version of the Dvorak Cello Concerto. To demote the principal work on the disc like this in favour of an incidental fill-up may seem odd, but this is a version surely aimed less at the regular collector than at the many admirers of Ofra Harnoy. Greatly helped by having a Czech orchestra under such a distinguished Czech specialist as Sir Charles Mackerras.

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Berlin Philharmonic, Lisa Batiashvili - Waldbuhne 2016: Czech Night [Blu-Ray]

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Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Berlin Philharmonic, Lisa Batiashvili - Waldbuhne 2016: Czech Night [Blu-Ray]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Berlin Philharmonic, Lisa Batiashvili - Waldbühne 2016: Czech Night [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 16481 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 107 min | 21,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3651 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 5469 kbps / 29,97 fps | 107 min | 6,98 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | EuroArts

What kind of music could be better suited for the Berliner Philharmoniker’s legendary annual Waldbühne concert than Czech music? It’s always passionate and full of verve and sure to lift everyone’s spirits. Only very rarely does a young talent ascend to ‘world stardom’, but one of the few who can be considered an international superstar while still belonging to the new generation of conductors is Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He presents the much-loved Vlatava (Moldau) as well as Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony and Violin Concerto with the wonderful Lisa Batiashvili on the violin.

Anneleen Lenaerts - Vienna Stories (2021)

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Anneleen Lenaerts - Vienna Stories (2021)

Anneleen Lenaerts - Vienna Stories: Dvořák, Smetana, Wagner, Zabel, Liszt, Strauss (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 290 Mb | Total time: 80:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190296607974 | Recorded: 2021

The Vienna Stories title of this release by harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is more personal than thematic. Only some of the pieces are from or about Vienna (although the inclusion of An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 ("The Blue Danube Waltz") qualifies the collection as Viennese in the end. Lenaerts is the principal harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, where she has become an emerging star of her instrument. At the end of the program, she brings in some of her Philharmonic colleagues as a small string group. This is entirely in keeping with the spirit of the program, which evokes unusually nicely the atmosphere of a salon harp concert of a century or more ago. Most of the pieces are transcriptions of various ages, and Lenaerts contributes a Fantasy on La Bohème by Puccini of her own; it is indeed good to hear a new entry in the operatic paraphrase genre, which any 19th century listener would have taken as natural, but which is mighty rare these days.

Parker Quartet, Kim Kashkashian - Kurtág: Six moments musicaux, Officium breve; Dvořák: String Quintet Op.97 (2021)

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Parker Quartet, Kim Kashkashian - Kurtág: Six moments musicaux, Officium breve; Dvořák: String Quintet Op.97 (2021)

Parker Quartet, Kim Kashkashian - Kurtág: Six moments musicaux, Officium breve; Dvořák: String Quintet Op.97 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 247 Mb | Total time: 63:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM Records | # ECM 2649 | Recorded: 2018

On their ECM New Series debut, the Boston-based Parker Quartet, hailed by the Washington Post for "exceptional virtuosity and imaginative interpretation," play music of Gyorgy Kurt g and are joined by violist Kim Kashkashian, one of the quartet's early mentors, to play Dvor k. In this powerful program of contrasts, Dvor k's outgoing String Quintet No. 3 is framed by two of Kurt g's concentrated, meticulously shaped works.

Renaud Capuçon, Guillaume Bellom - Un violon à Paris (2021)

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Renaud Capuçon, Guillaume Bellom - Un violon à Paris (2021)

Renaud Capuçon, Guillaume Bellom - Un violon à Paris (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 80:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0190296520013 | Recorded: 2021

This album of popular short pieces provides a memento of the first French lockdown in 2020: Renaud Capuçon and pianist Guillaume Bellom performed on social media each day, raising the spirits of their fans. Ideal for streaming, the collection includes music by Enrico Morricone, Charlie Chaplin, Carlos Gardel, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Schumann.

Rafael Kubelík, Berliner Philharmoniker - Antonín Dvořák: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 "From the New World" (1995)

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Rafael Kubelík, Berliner Philharmoniker - Antonín Dvořák: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 "From the New World" (1995)

Rafael Kubelík, Berliner Philharmoniker - Antonín Dvořák: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 "From the New World" (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 370 Mb | Total time: 78:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 447 412-2 | Recorded: 1966, 1972

These accounts are quite magnificent, and their claims on the allegiance of collectors remain strong. Their freshness and vigour remind one of what it was like to hear these symphonies for the first time. The atmosphere is authentic in feeling and the sense of nature seems uncommonly acute. Kubelík has captured the enthusiasm of his players and generates a sense of excitement and poetry. The playing of the Berlin Philharmonic is marvellously eloquent and, as is often the case, a joy in itself. The woodwinds phrase with great poetic feeling and imagination, and all the departments of this great orchestra respond with sensitivity and virtuosity.

Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 2; Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 (1988)

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Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 2; Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3  (1988)

Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 2; Slavonic Rhapsody No. 3 (1988)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 60:28 | Scans included
Classical | Chandos | # CHAN 8589 | Recorded: 1987

Jarvi directs a characteristically warm and urgent performance of this exuberant inspiration of the 24-year-old composer. It is by far the longest symphony that Dvorak ever wrote, and was longer still in its original form, before the composer revised it. As Ray Minshull put it, when commenting on the Kertesz/LSO issue, which he had produced for Decca, Dvorak ''later learnt to be jubilant more concisely''. The jubilation is what matters, and there is plenty of that on this record yet the issue brings my first significant disappointment in Jarvi's Dvorak series.

Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 1; The Hero's Song (1988)

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Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 1; The Hero's Song (1988)

Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 1; The Hero's Song (1988)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 350 Mb | Total time: 74:11 | Scans included
Classical | Chandos | # CHAN 8597 | Recorded: 1987

The first of Dvorak's nine symphonies and the last of his symphonic poems come here in a generous coupling, both of them among the longest works he ever wrote in each genre. The only rival version of the symphony on CD is the Kubelik, and that only comes in the six-disc DG set of the complete cycle. As for The Hero's Song, this is a real rarity. It is in fact the very last orchestral work that Dvorak wrote, in 1897 some seven years before his death. Unlike earlier symphonic poems, it has no specific programme, though the journey from darkness to light in the unspecified hero's life is clearly enough established.

Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: The Noon Witch & Symphony No. 6 (1987)

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Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: The Noon Witch & Symphony No. 6 (1987)

Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra - Antonín Dvořák: The Noon Witch & Symphony No. 6 (1987)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 259 Mb | Total time: 55:42 | Scans included
Classical | Chandos | # CHAN 8530 | Recorded: 1986

This disc, well recorded in 1986, is typical of the whole series of Dvorak symphonies. It offers performances that are lively, perceptive and which are presented in glowing sound also giving considerable detail in a natural sound-stage without spotlighting.

Antonio Pappano - Dvorak: Symphony No.9 & Cello Concerto (2012)

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Antonio Pappano - Dvorak: Symphony No.9 & Cello Concerto (2012)

Antonio Pappano - Dvorak: Symphony No.9 & Cello Concerto (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 395 MB | 01:26:39
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

This live double CD of Antonin Dvorák's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" and the Cello Concerto may put listeners in two minds. On one hand, it's hard to fault Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for the refreshing interpretations and precise musical execution in both performances, and cellist Mario Brunello is exceptionally dramatic and vivid in his solo turn at the concerto. On the other, a veritable plague of sound defects seems to have descended on these recordings, largely from the close microphone placement that picks up every random noise from the musicians, as well as the general rustling one expects of a concert audience.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 2 (2021)

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 2 (2021)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 2 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 768 Mb | Total time: 03:07:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 9948 | Recorded: 1982-2018

Anticipating the 50th anniversary of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2022, we present their complete recordings on DG. The intriguing sound culture of Orpheus, especially of the string section, is often explained as a result of the cooperative mindset of the orchestra and its artistic process of rehearsing.