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VA - Forbidden But Not Forgotten: Forbidden Music During the Third Reich (2015)

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VA - Forbidden But Not Forgotten: Forbidden Music During the Third Reich (2015)

VA - Forbidden But Not Forgotten: Forbidden Music During the Third Reich (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 2.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.4 GB
10:00:21 | Classical, Music Hall, Musical, Operetta, Opera, Modern | Label: Documents

National Socialism had devised its own notion of the value of German art and culture. This was ruthlessly put into practice when the Nazis took over power in 1933. The more than 175 "degenerate" recorded musical items in this extraordinary 10-CD box set, 'Forbidden But Not Forgotten', relate to the shocking consequences due to that "cleansing". The burning of the Reichstag (7th April) provided the pretext for the prosecution of all who held other political opinions, for the burning of books (10th May) whose authors were on the index of disfavoured and banned writers, for the law that amended entry to the civil service (7th April) that excluded all non-Aryans and led to wholesale dismissals of Jews, especially in orchestras, the administration, among singers, conductors and instrumentalists. By means of the exhibitions "Degenerate Art" (Munich, 1937) and "Degenerate Music" (Düsseldorf, 1938) art and artists who were now to have no place in Nazi Germany were pilloried.

VA - Best Of The Millennium: Top 40 Classical Hits (1999)

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VA - Best Of The Millennium: Top 40 Classical Hits (1999)

VA - Best Of The Millennium: Top 40 Classical Hits (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 668 MB
2:34:14 | Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, Modern | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / UTV

For those who want the most remembered passages of classical music's best-loved works, here's a package for you. On this bargain priced double-CD, you'll find music from 40 different classical composers; for the most part, the recordings excerpted here are some of the very best. Of course, you only get one Bach sampling (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) and one Mozart (A Little Night Music conducted by Herbert von Karajan), but this is still a nice collection–perhaps the starting point for a budding collection of classical music. This set's downfall? Unfortunately, though the liner notes discuss the evolution of classical music chronologically, the tracks are programmed in alphabetical order by composer's last name. This makes for some startling transitions! Emil Gilels's reflective performance of the Adagio from Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata is followed by the crashing cymbals and bombast of Carmen's "March of the Toreadors," a recipe for a heart attack if there ever was one. Still, there's something here for everyone and the liner notes even explain what movies this music can be found in. A nice touch. –Jason Verlinde

Leopold Stokowski - Leopod Stokowski: The Stereo Collection 1954 - 1975 (2012)

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Leopold Stokowski - Leopod Stokowski: The Stereo Collection 1954 - 1975 (2012)

Leopold Stokowski - Leopod Stokowski: The Stereo Collection 1954 - 1975 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) - 3.9 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 2 GB
14:48:26 | Baroque, Classical, Modern, Opera, Romantic | Label: BMG

Leopold Anthony Stokowski, one of the true conducting luminaries of the twentieth century, was born in London in 1882. His father was Polish, his mother Irish, but he was raised as an Englishman. His famous, vaguely foreign, accent somehow appeared later in his life.

Serj Tankian - Orca Symphony No. 1 (2012)

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Serj Tankian - Orca Symphony No. 1 (2012)

Serj Tankian - Orca Symphony No. 1 (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Serjical Strike Records, SS 018 | Ukraine | ~ 179 or 104 Mb
Modern Classical | Scans(600dpi, png) -> 119 Mb

Recorded in Linz, Austria in October of 2012, Orca was composed and demoed in Tankian’s home studio and fully realized after a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped fund a recording and debut performance at the regal Brucknerhaus with the “Das Karussell Ensemble”. With conductor Werner Steinmetz at the helm, the four acts of Orca mix influences from early 20th century composers with modern film compositional dynamics showing influences ranging from Ennio Morricone to Philip Glass. Listeners are met with a mingling of sounds and intertwining pieces that are both serene and bombastic at the same time, offering a fresh interpretation to the classical art….

Katia & Marielle Labèque ‎- Piano Fantasy: Music For Two Pianos (2003) [6CD Box Set]

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Katia & Marielle Labèque ‎- Piano Fantasy: Music For Two Pianos (2003) [6CD Box Set]

Katia & Marielle Labèque ‎- Piano Fantasy: Music For Two Pianos (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
6CD | Decca, 473 582-2 | ~ 1237 or 945 Mb | Booklet(jpg) -> 65 Mb
Classical, Romantic, Modern

The keyboard aficionados from all over the world know that Katia and Marielle Labeque are the most famous pianistic duo on the international concert stage now. They have reigned supreme in the territory of the two keyboards repertoire for some three decades and still seem inexhaustible in musical resources when conveying its marvels…

VA - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Music from the Motion Picture) (2003)

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VA - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Music from the Motion Picture) (2003)

VA - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Music from the Motion Picture) (2003)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 MB
00:59:17 | Baroque, Score, Classical, Modern, Soundtrack | Label: Decca

Master and Commander, based on the hugely successful literary series by Patrick O' Brian, chronicles the adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey of The Royal British Navy. Musically speaking, the seafaring genre hasn't lived up to its expectations in a long, long time. For a world saturated with lore, shanties, and melodies inspired by the ocean, Hollywood remains unresponsive, uninspired, and bereft of the combination to Davy Jones' locker. One would expect a bombastic, heroic, and unforgettable motif to assist our protagonist in his exploits, but composers Iva Davies and Christopher Gordon provide nothing of the sort. The original portion of the score succeeds in riding wave upon wave of tension, but swashbuckling tales of the sea require a memorable tune, not just a storm of Taiko drums and washed-out strings. The composers fare better on a recurring folk medley, lovingly rendered by master violinist Richard Tognetti – fans of the novels on which the film is based know full well that Lucky Jack is a fiddle-slinging-bard of a captain – that captures the true spirit of being miles away from home with your mates and fending off ghostly freighters. The remainder of the soundtrack yields a tad more bounty, utilizing famous classical pieces from Mozart, Bach, and Boccherini to great effect, bailing out the brackish water intent on keeping this ship permanently docked.

Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎- In Concert (1990)

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Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎- In Concert (1990)

Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti, Mehta ‎- In Concert (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 587 | ~ 344 or 163 Mb | Scans Included
Classical, Opera, Modern, Romantic

Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert (re-released as The Three Tenors in Concert) is a live album by José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with conductor Zubin Mehta. The album was recorded on July 7, 1990 in Rome as the first Three Tenors concert with the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the orchestra of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma on the evening before the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final…

Markus Hinterhauser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)

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Markus Hinterhauser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)

Markus Hinterhäuser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:01
Classical, Modern, Avant-Garde, Contemporary | Label: col legno | # WWE 1CD 20019

They say that Galina Ustvolskaya led a very secluded life, that she was a loner. It is amazing, though, how distinct an image of her emerges from the almost meditative way in which she immersed herself in structures, dynamics and combinations of pitches. And not only that. You can hear the concentration on her work and the contrasts within the scope of an existence, some even say you can hear St. Petersburg. Markus Hinterhäuser plays Ustvolskaya’s sonatas as though it were the music of an intimate friend. The piano is vibrating, the music seems nearly torn apart with the tension. The pieces characterized by extreme dynamics, economy and cluster blocks are interpreted by Hinterhäuser with great intensity.