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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 9 (2021)

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 9 (2021)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [55CDs] Part 9 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.50 Gb | Total time: 06:28:03 | 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.

Tasmin Little, Piers Lane - Richard Strauss, Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonatas (2012)

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Tasmin Little, Piers Lane - Richard Strauss, Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonatas (2012)

Richard Strauss, Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonatas (2012)
Tasmin Little, violin; Piers Lane, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10749 | Time: 01:05:52

Tasmin Little has decided to showcase works by Ottorino Respighi and Richard Strauss in her latest recital album for Chandos. She is joined by the well-respected Australian pianist Piers Lane.

The Ambache - Ottorino Respighi: Piano Quintet in F minor; String Quartet in D minor; Six pieces for violin and piano (2001)

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The Ambache - Ottorino Respighi: Piano Quintet in F minor; String Quartet in D minor; Six pieces for violin and piano (2001)

The Ambache - Ottorino Respighi: Piano Quintet; String Quartet; Six Pieces (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9962 | Time: 01:16:45

Conservative in his musical style as in his politics – rightly or wrongly the whiff of Fascism hangs over his name – Ottorino Respighi is remembered today almost exclusively for the blazing triptych of Roman tone poems. He also, however, produced a corpus of chamber, keyboard and vocal works, not to mention operas and orchestral pieces, many of which are crying out to be rediscovered. Slowly they are finding their way into concert programmes and on to record, and this disc from the Ambache should bring three of them a well-deserved wider currency. The superb Piano Quintet in F minor occasionally recalls Franck (who wrote one in the same key), but its piano-dominated lyrical effusion is wholly individual. The substantial ten-minute first movement is inadequately balanced by a two-minute Andantino and four-minute scherzo-like Vivacissimo, however, and it is possible that a finale has somehow become detached. The D minor String Quartet – one of several, both numbered and unnumbered – is similarly lyrical and flowing rather than structurally rigorous, though a vein of melancholy is nicely caught by the Ambache in this premiere recording. The Six Pieces for violin and piano include works that exist also in orchestral form but are none the less attractive for that.

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 - Enchantment (2006)

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Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)

Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 563 Mb | Total time: 60:19+76:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 477 6153 | Recorded: 1996-2003

If your ideal vocal recording places the performer next to your seat and your ideal vocal performance has the performer singing directly into your ear, this disc by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená will be just about ideal. No matter what the repertoire – and Kozená performs everything from Bach to Gounod to Shostakovich – and no matter what the context – and Kozená takes on everything from song to opera to oratorio – Kozená is right next to the listener, singing straight into his/her ear. Given her exceedingly warm tone, her extremely rich delivery, and her extraordinarily sibilant pronunciation, Kozená's intimate delivery may be too much for those with heart conditions or those all too easily affected by singers. But for those made of sterner stuff, Kozená's performances here will be the stuff dreams are made of.

Geoffrey Tozer, BBC Philharmonic, Sir Edward Downes - Respighi: Belfagor Overture; Toccata; Tre Corali; Fantasia slava (1994)

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Geoffrey Tozer, BBC Philharmonic, Sir Edward Downes - Respighi: Belfagor Overture; Toccata; Tre Corali; Fantasia slava (1994)

Ottorino Respighi: Belfagor Overture; Toccata; Tre Corali; Fantasia slava (1994)
Geoffrey Tozer, piano; BBC Philharmonic; Sir Edward Downes, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9311 | Time: 00:59:49

Respighi’s colourful music could have been written with the clear, full-bodied Chandos sound in mind. Following on from where Geoffrey Simon began for the label in the Eighties, Edward Downes is now exploring the more symphonic side of Respighi’s output, showing there is more to him than the Roman trilogy (if not that much, qualitatively). The present disc includes two of his four concertante works for piano and orchestra, the extended Toccata (according to Tozer’s booklet note, the longest such work in existence) and the quirky Slavonic Rhapsody, with its humorous sideswipe at Dvorák. More characteristic of Respighi is the concert overture derived from his opera Belfagor, about the exploits of a Till Eulenspiegel/Don Juan figure, portrayed with suitably colourful sound-painting. All these, together with the Bachian Three Chorales, are played with marvellous verve and commitment – the BBC PO under Downes has a way with this out-of-the-way repertoire that few can equal. The sound quality on this disc is nothing short of stunning.

Charles Dutoit, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal - Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, Feste Romane (1990)

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Charles Dutoit, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal - Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, Feste Romane (1990)

Charles Dutoit, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal - Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, Feste Romane (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 255 Mb | Total time: 60:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 410 145-2 | Recorded: 1983

Another outstanding success for one of North America's most responsive orchestras, with playing not just brilliant, but relaxed and joyful.