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Magdalena Kožená & Yefim Bronfman - Nostalgia: Brahms, Mussorgsky & Bartók (2021)

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Magdalena Kožená & Yefim Bronfman - Nostalgia: Brahms, Mussorgsky & Bartók (2021)

Magdalena Kožená & Yefim Bronfman - Nostalgia: Brahms, Mussorgsky & Bartók (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 210 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:06
Classical, Vocal | Label: Pentatone

On her third PENTATONE album Nostalgia, Magdalena Kožená presents Bartók’s Village Scenes, Mussorgsky’s The Nursery and a selection of Brahms songs, together with acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman. Sung in Slovak, Russian and German, these songs on love, longing and innocence show three master composers transforming folk traditions into their unique musical styles. Kožená demonstrates her vocal mastery once more, and this recording with Bronfman is the result of a two-decades-spanning congenial artistic partnership. Nostalgia is star mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená’s third album as part of her exclusive collaboration with PENTATONE, after having presented the baroque cantatas recital album Il giardino dei sospiri and the songs in chamber-musical setting project Soirée in 2019. Yefim Bronfman, whose commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike, makes his PENTATONE debut.

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks [30CDs] (2009)

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George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks [30CDs] (2009)

George Frideric Handel - The Masterworks (30CDs) [2009]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 8.52 Gb | Total time: 31:26:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 1190 | Recorded: 1959-2002

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Handel's death with this impressive box set. 30-CD box set of the composer's most celebrated works–including the Royal Fireworks and Water Music, The Messiah, concerti grossi and much more! Featuring conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Trevor Pinnock, Mark Minkowski and others. Performances by the Gabrielli Players, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Baroque Soloists and others.

Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Ah! mio cor: Handel Arias (2007)

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Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Ah! mio cor: Handel Arias (2007)

Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Ah! mio cor: Handel Arias (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 76:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 477 6547 | Recorded: 2006

Before the release of this disc called Ah! Mio cor!, charismatic mezzo soprano Magdalena Kozená had already made her mark as a Handel singer with her recordings of the composer's Italian cantatas and opera Julius Caesar, but this triumphant 2007 collection of arias affirms her mastery of the German-English composer's music. Featuring selections from the composer's operas and oratorios, this disc is more of a smorgasbord than a balanced meal with one highly expressive and supremely virtuosic aria following another and the only cohesion supplied by the performer.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Johannes-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24774 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 41,5 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3794 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 6,20 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

As before with the St. Matthew Passion, star director Peter Sellars succeeded in creating a staging which made the spiritual and dramatic content of the Passion story even more intensive. The New York Times also praised the “brilliant and energetic” playing of the orchestra, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung the “haunting, almost unsurpassable singing of all those involved.”

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Matthaus-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17997 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 194 min | 42,1 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3855 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,970 fps | 194 min | 8,92 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

Sir Simon Rattle was in no doubt: the performance of the St. Matthew Passion which he realized together with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Rundfunkchor Berlin in 2010 was for him “the single most important thing we ever did here.” Critics around the world agreed. They praised the semi-staged “ritualization” by American star-director Peter Sellars, as well as the outstanding musical performances by the soloists, including Magdalena Kozená, Christian Gerhaher, Thomas Quasthoff, and Mark Padmore as the Evangelist.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Minuit (1997)

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Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Minuit (1997)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Minuit (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 47:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 453 479-2 | Recorded: 1997

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) was a French composer who was a contemporary of Louis XIV. Charpentier created liturgical works full of grace and energy, using great imagination for his musical settings. This is very much evident in the selections for this recording, the TE DEUM and the MESSE DE MINUIT. The first one is a joyously triumphant interpretation of the thanksgiving text, using eight soloists, chorus and orchestra, including three trumpets, something unusual for the times.

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Magdalena Kozena - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4; Ruckert-Lieder (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Magdalena Kozena - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4; Ruckert-Lieder (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Magdalena Kožená - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4; Rückert-Lieder (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 18999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 190 min | 37,7 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 2283 kbps
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 190 min | 12,7 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: German, English, French, Spanish

Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.

Magdalena Kožená, Graham Johnson - Love Songs: Dvořák, Janáček, Martinů (2000)

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Magdalena Kožená, Graham Johnson - Love Songs: Dvořák, Janáček, Martinů (2000)

Magdalena Kožená, Graham Johnson - Love Songs: Dvořák, Janáček, Martinů (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 251 Mb | Total time: 67:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 463 472-2 | Recorded: 1998

Dvorák's Love Songs were drawn from his early composition Cypresses, a set of 18 songs set to the poetry of Gustav Pfleger-Moravsky. The texts are pretty much typical of 19th century love poems, while Dvorák's music is surprisingly commonplace for a composer of such rich melodic gifts. The first few measures of New Miniatures instantly identify them as being written by Martinu, with their spiky harmonies and syncopated rhythms. Indeed, it's these rarely heard songs that take up the majority of this disc, a fortunate thing for us and for this strangely underperformed major 20th-century composer.

Magdalena Kožená, Malcolm Martineau - Songs, Lieder, Chansons, Canzoni, Песни (2004)

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Magdalena Kožená, Malcolm Martineau -  Songs, Lieder, Chansons, Canzoni, Песни (2004)

Magdalena Kožená, Malcolm Martineau - Songs, Lieder, Chansons, Canzoni, Песни (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 234 Mb | Total time: 63:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 471 581-2 | Recorded: 2003

By now, fans of this mezzo probably have realized that she could sing the telephone directory and make it sound both beautiful and meaningful. This CD is made up of music by Respighi, Ravel, Britten, Schulhoff and Shostakovich: in other words, songs in five languages from five countries. Unlike most song recital CDs, variety is also supplied by the accompaniments. The Ravel songs are backed up by flute, cello and piano, while the Schulhoff selections feature violin and piano, the Shostakovich and Britten are for piano alone, and the Respighi includes a string quartet. The whole CD is fascinating, but the lengthy Respighi cantata "Il tramonto" ("The Sunset," to a poem by Shelly) is a sensational centerpiece: just lovely, with hints of Straussian and Wagnerian harmonies.

Magdalena Kožená, Malcolm Martineau - Songs My Mother Taught Me (2008)

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Magdalena Kožená, Malcolm Martineau - Songs My Mother Taught Me (2008)

Magdalena Kožená, Malcolm Martineau - Songs My Mother Taught Me (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 249 Mb | Total time: 70:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 477 6665 | Recorded: 2007

Magdalena Kozena, one of the most acclaimed recitalists of today, presents a personal collection of songs she has known since childhood and that form some of her earliest musical influences. A haunting collection of songs by Czech composers such as Dvorak, Janacek, Martinu, Schulhoff and Eben, all deeply rooted in the rich Czech folk song tradition. Like Magdalena explains about the songs on the album: They are just the sort a mother would sing to her baby. My mother is not a professional singer, but she loved to sing and knew a lot of songs!

Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Berliner Philarmoniker - Love and Longing: Dvořák, Ravel, Mahler (2012)

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Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Berliner Philarmoniker - Love and Longing: Dvořák, Ravel, Mahler (2012)

Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Berliner Philarmoniker - Love and Longing: Dvořák, Ravel, Mahler (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 63:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 479 0065 | Recorded: 2012

Magdalena Kozená's silken mezzo delivers definitive interpretations of this luscious and enchanting orchestral-song repertoire. Magdalena Kozená, Sir Simon Rattle, and the Berliner Philharmoniker seduce in Ravel's Shéhérazade, stir and awe in Dvořák's austere Biblische Lieder, and render to the fullest the bittersweet potency of Mahler's intricately orchestrated Rückert Lieder. Recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonie, these performances excite with the intense musical understanding shared by this husband and wife musical dream team. This release is destined to rival the popularity of Kozená and Rattle's enthralling Mozart collaboration. This is the first in a new series of recording projects reviving the legendary partnership between DG and the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Magdalena Kožená, Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Lamento (2005)

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Magdalena Kožená, Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Lamento (2005)

Magdalena Kožená, Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln - Lamento (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 279 Mb | Total time: 55:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 474 1942 | Recorded: 2003

'Lamento' is a stunning collection of rarely-heard music by the Bach family. Magdelena Kozena brings these long-forgotten treasures to life with her trademark artistry and acclaimed style, accompanied by Musica Antiqua Koln and Reinhard Goebel. "A voice that has already melted some notably stony hearts… one of the class vocal acts of the early 21st century." - The Times (London)

Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart Arias (2006)

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Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart Arias (2006)

Magdalena Kožená, Simon Rattle, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart Arias (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 67:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 477 5799 | Recorded: 2005

Magdalena Kožená's first all-Mozart album–and her first album in collaboration with partner Sir Simon Rattle–stands out as one of the highlights of 2006's Mozart Anniversary celebrations. Magdalena is a natural Mozart singer, garnering rave reviews and enchanting audiences wherever she performs Mozart on stage. Recent performances in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Berkeley and New York (Carnegie Hall) have brought her glowing praise.

Magdalena Kožená, Michel Swierczewski, Prague Philharmonia - Le belle immagini: Mozart, Gluck, Mysliveček (2001)

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Magdalena Kožená, Michel Swierczewski, Prague Philharmonia - Le belle immagini: Mozart, Gluck, Mysliveček (2001)

Magdalena Kožená, Michel Swierczewski, Prague Philharmonia - Le belle immagini: Mozart, Gluck, Mysliveček (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 68:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 471 334-2 | Recorded: 2001

Mozart and Gluck may make natural bedfellows for a program of arias, but Josef Myslivecek is not a name that would jump to most minds to join them. Czech mezzo Magdalena Kozená may be about to change that. In his time (1737-1781), the Czech composer was up there with the greats after his studies in Italy. He couldn't have a more persuasive champion than Kozená, who sets out to show why Myslivecek was counted among the country's 10 most successful composers. The young Kozená's mantelpiece is already crowded with competition trophies, including a 2001 Gramophone Award for her CD of eastern European love songs with Graham Johnson.

Robert Hugo, Capella Regia Musicalis, Magdalena Kožená - Jakub Jan Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass; 3 Pastorellas (2009)

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Robert Hugo, Capella Regia Musicalis, Magdalena Kožená - Jakub Jan Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass; 3 Pastorellas (2009)

Robert Hugo, Capella Regia Musicalis, Magdalena Kožená - Jakub Jan Ryba: Czech Christmas Mass; 3 Pastorellas (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 50:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 477 8365 | Recorded: 1998

Jakub Jan Ryba's Czech Christmas Mass, the composer's most famous work, has a kind of local cultural significance analogous to the importance of Handel's Messiah in English-speaking countries. Ryba, born between Mozart and Beethoven, uses the language of the late Classical era, and his Mass has an entirely unpretentious folk-like quality and directness. Ryba's music and his orchestrations in particular, are full of wit and fresh inventiveness, but he seems innocent of melodic or harmonic complexity. The effect, though, is not predictably simplistic, but charmingly rustic and emotionally transparent. The performers here, while clearly artists of the utmost sophistication, have just the right unmannered approach for the music, and it comes off beautifully.