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Mikko Franck, Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (2022)

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Mikko Franck, Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (2022)

Mikko Franck, Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 716 Mb | Total time: 143:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | # OACD9050D | Recorded: 2010

Korngold was just 23 when his most celebrated stage work was premiered in 1920 by no less than Otto Klemperer. The rich orchestration and brilliant bel canto vocal writing is here superbly realised by a cast led by Klaus Florian Vogt and Camilla Nylund, with 'conducting to die for' (The Guardian ★★★★★) from Mikko Franck. 'I regard Die tote Stadt as one of the greatest operas of the first quarter of the 20th century and the Finnish National Opera’s production makes it stand out as a true masterpiece, scenically and musically.' (Seen and Heard International)

Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps; Capriccio, Octuor (2022)

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Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps; Capriccio, Octuor (2022)

Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps; Capriccio, Octuor (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 68:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 894 | Recorded: 2020, 2021

After Franck, Debussy and Strauss, Mikko Franck and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France here continue their collaboration with Alpha Classics, this time with the spotlight on Igor Stravinsky. The programme begins with two pieces from his so-called ‘neo-classic’ period: his Capriccio and Octet. In the first, in which Stravinsky sets up a dialogue between piano and orchestra, the soloist is one of the great stars of the new generation, the French pianist Nathalia Milstein. Then the mood darkens, with the primitive rhythms and ferocious chordal attack of The Rite of Spring, a work that Mikko Franck has long since wanted to immortalize on CD: a major masterpiece of the 20th century and an essential milestone for every orchestra.

Nathalia Milstein, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France & Mikko Franck - Stravinsky (2022)

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Nathalia Milstein, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France & Mikko Franck - Stravinsky (2022)

Nathalia Milstein, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France & Mikko Franck - Stravinsky: Capriccio, Octuor, Le Sacre du printemps (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 256 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:07
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

After Franck, Debussy and Strauss, Mikko Franck and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France here continue their collaboration with Alpha Classics, this time with the spotlight on Igor Stravinsky. The programme begins with two pieces from his so-called ‘neo-classic’ period: his Capriccio and Octet. In the first, in which Stravinsky sets up a dialogue between piano and orchestra, the soloist is one of the great stars of the new generation, the French pianist Nathalia Milstein. Then the mood darkens, with the primitive rhythms and ferocious chordal attack of The Rite of Spring , a work that Mikko Franck has long since wanted to immortalize on CD: a major masterpiece of the 20th century and an essential milestone for every orchestra. Every single player seems to be on fire in this recording, which puts the seal on seven years of collaboration and achievement with its Finnish Music Director.

Hilary Hahn, Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Paris: Chausson, Prokofiev, Rautavaara (2021)

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Hilary Hahn, Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Paris:  Chausson, Prokofiev, Rautavaara (2021)

Hilary Hahn, Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Paris: Chausson, Prokofiev, Rautavaara (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 52:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 9847 | Recorded: 2019

Paris is Hilary Hahn’s comeback project after her one-year sabbatical. Now Hilary is back with her first album on Deutsche Grammophon in five years.

Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Richard Strauss: Burleske; Serenade; Tod und Verklärung (2021)

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Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Richard Strauss: Burleske; Serenade; Tod und Verklärung (2021)

Nelson Goerner, Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Richard Strauss: Burleske; Serenade; Tod und Verklärung (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 227 Mb | Total time: 55:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 733 | Recorded: 2019-2021

The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Mikko Franck continue their collaboration with Alpha and here invite one of the label’s flagship pianists, Nelson Goerner. The programme is devoted to Richard Strauss, coupling several of the German composer’s early works. The Burleske for piano and orchestra, written at the age of twenty, is brimming with lyricism and Romantic ardour; its tone colours herald Strauss’s operas, while the orchestration anticipates his symphonic poems. The piano part is exceptionally virtuosic: Hans von Bülow, for whom Strauss wrote it, called it unplayable! The Serenade for thirteen wind instruments harks back to Mozart’s Gran Partita K361 for similar forces.

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck, Nelson Goerner - Strauss: Burleske, Serenade & Tod und Verklärung (2021

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Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck, Nelson Goerner - Strauss: Burleske, Serenade & Tod und Verklärung (2021

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck & Nelson Goerner - Strauss: Burleske, Serenade & Tod und Verklärung (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 205 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 127 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:16
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Mikko Franck continue their collaboration with Alpha and here invite one of the label’s flagship pianists, Nelson Goerner. The programme is devoted to Richard Strauss, coupling several of the German composer’s early works. The Burleske for piano and orchestra, written at the age of twenty, is brimming with lyricism and Romantic ardour; its tone colours herald Strauss’s operas, while the orchestration anticipates his symphonic poems. The piano part is exceptionally virtuosic: Hans von Bülow, for whom Strauss wrote it, called it unplayable! The Serenade for thirteen wind instruments harks back to Mozart’s Gran Partita K361 for similar forces. This brief work in a single movement begins in a nocturnal colouring, as befits a serenade, before growing more animated and finally returning to the contemplative atmosphere of the opening. The symphonic poem for large orchestra Tod und Verklärung depicts the last hour of an artist’s life: the listener is gripped from the very first bars, which evoke the breathing and heartbeats of a dying man. Strauss allows us to experience his final moments and the transfiguration of his soul in one of the most glorious moments in the symphonic repertoire.

Hilary Hahn, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France & Mikko Franck - Paris (2021)

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Hilary Hahn, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France & Mikko Franck - Paris (2021)

Hilary Hahn, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France & Mikko Franck - Paris (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 243 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 Mb | 00:53:05
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Paris is Hilary Hahn’s comeback project after her one-year sabbatical. Now Hilary is back with her first album on Deutsche Grammophon in five years.

Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Franck by Franck: Symphonie en ré mineur (2020)

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Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Franck by Franck: Symphonie en ré mineur (2020)

Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Franck by Franck: Symphonie en ré mineur; Ce qu'on entend sur la Montagne (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 67:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics ‎| Alpha 561 | Recorded: 2018, 2019

Some music lovers are familiar with Ce qu’on entend sur la montagne, Liszt’s symphonic poem based on Victor Hugo. But who knows that, ten years earlier, César Franck was inspired by the same poem? This early piece is recorded here by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Mikko Franck. They couple it with the famous Symphony in D minor, dedicated to Henri Duparc and premiered, without much success, in 1889. Even if the score is quite well-known today, in the end it is performed quite rarely, which is a pity, because it really has all the characteristics of a masterpiece: melodic and harmonic inspiration, refined orchestration, variety of mood, an ingenious structure.