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Imogen Cooper - Franz Liszt & Richard Wagner: Piano Works (2017)

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Imogen Cooper - Franz Liszt & Richard Wagner: Piano Works (2017)

Imogen Cooper - Franz Liszt & Richard Wagner: Piano Works (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN10938 | Time: 01:14:37

After highly successful recordings of works by Brahms, the Schumanns, and Chopin, Imogen Cooper plunges into the world of another great romantic, Franz Liszt, and places him alongside that other giant, Richard Wagner. This is an evocative programme of original compositions and intimate transcriptions, ranging from poetic movements from the Années de Pèlerinage: Italie to darker and deeply elegiac pieces, including Liszt’s La lugubre gondola I and Wagner’s Elegie. It also features a transcription by Zoltán Kocsis of the intensely passionate prelude to Tristan und Isolde. The famous pianist and conductor died prematurely in November 2016. It was his work that inspired this recording to begin with, and Imogen Cooper dedicates the disc to his memory. Breathtaking music in unique interpretations: romanticism without melodrama, virtuosity without fuss.

Anne Akiko Meyers - Seasons... Dreams... (2010) [Re-Up]

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Anne Akiko Meyers - Seasons... Dreams... (2010) [Re-Up]

Anne Akiko Meyers - Seasons… Dreams… (2010)
with Emmanuel Ceysson (harp) and Reiko Uchida (piano)
Claude Debussy - Richard Wagner - Ludwig van Beethoven - Gene Pritsker
Vernon Duke - Joseph Kosma - Alfred Schnittke - Gabriel Faure

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evosound Music | # EVSA200 | Time: 01:01:43

One of the world’s premiere concert violinists, Anne Akiko Meyers has been celebrated throughout her nearly three-decade career for her exceptional musicianship, charismatic presence and creative diversity. On this release, Meyers is joined by long-time collaborator Reiko Uchida on piano and the young harpist of the Paris Opera, Emmanuel Ceysson. Seasons…Dreams is anchored by Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, “Spring.” This sets the stage for a series of lyrical pieces inspired by songs and poems which take us on a journey through the seasons and into reverie. Meyers presents familiar songs in unique arrangements and unexpected melodies mixed with traditional classical works. “I love the interchange of sound, the feeling of being a chameleon,” says Meyers of her constant exploration of different textures and sounds.

Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jonas Kaufmann - Sommernachtskonzert 2020 [BDRip]

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Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jonas Kaufmann - Sommernachtskonzert 2020 [BDRip]

Valery Gergiev, Wiener Philharmoniker, Jonas Kaufmann - Sommernachtskonzert 2020 [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 6,03 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | Sony Classical

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna is once again this year the beautiful backdrop for a classical music concert in a class of its own. Every year, the famous summer night concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra takes place there. This year, the orchestra is conducted by Valery Gergiev, who has been working with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for many years. For the first time this year, the German world star Jonas Kaufmann will be the star guest at the Summer Night Concert. The programme is still secret, but as every year it will be a particularly beautiful mixture of classical hits and special works by Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, Jacques Offenbach, Jules Massenet, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Emmerich Kálmán, Maurice Jarre, Aram Khachaturian and Giacomo Puccini.

Metropolitan Opera, Soloists, James Levine - Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (1997) 2CD, Reissue 2009 [Re-Up]

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Metropolitan Opera, Soloists, James Levine - Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander (1997) 2CD, Reissue 2009 [Re-Up]

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer (1997) 2CD, Reissue 2009
James Morris, Deborah Voigt, Ben Heppner, J-H Rootering, Birgitta Svendén, Paul Groves
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by James Levine

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 635 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 370 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697448222 | Time: 02:32:03

James Levine's is a more recent entry in the realm of Dutchman recordings, and sonically the recording is absolutely stunning, with great attention having been paid to the recording process. The casting for this Metropolitan Opera effort is also uniformly first rate, even in the less grateful roles of the hapless Erik, sung by the impressive Ben Heppner, and the scolding nurse, Mary, sung by Birgitta Svendén. Morris's brooding Dutchman is hard to match on any other available recording, and Deborah Voigt is a ravishing Senta. The chorus work is quite good, though not quite as rich as that heard in the Solti/Chicago recording. Overall, Levine does a workmanlike job of conducting these impressive forces, though there are passages in which his tempi seem to drag. This recording is a must for anyone who needs a completely up to date version of Wagner's first major opera.

Otto Klemperer - Otto Klemperer as a Bach-Wagner conductor: Live in Budapest 1948-1950 (2003) [Re-Up]

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Otto Klemperer - Otto Klemperer as a Bach-Wagner conductor: Live in Budapest 1948-1950 (2003) [Re-Up]

Otto Klemperer as a Bach-Wagner conductor: Live in Budapest 1948-1950 (2003)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat BWV 243; Brandenburg Concerto No.5 BWV 1050;
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:17:16
Classical | Label: Hungaroton Classic | # HCD 32175

Hardly anybody will dispute that Otto Klemperer (1885-1973) was one of the most remarkable conductors of the last century. During his Budapest guest performances between the two World Wars he had already been given an enthusiastic reception by the audience and the musical profession alike. Not only his interpretation of the Viennese classical and romantic repertoire met with recognition but that of modern Hungarian music as well. For example, when conducting the premiere of Bartok’s Second Piano Concerto at the head of the Budapest Concert Orchestra Bartok, who was usually grudging of praise, declared that he could not imagine a more consummate performance of the orchestral part. Klemperer lived and worked in Hungary between 1947 and 1950 without a break, conducting the orchestra of the Opera in the first place and appearing on stage in concerts with symphonic orchestras. His interpretations of Bach’s and Wagner’s works on the present CD date from this period.

Duisburger Philharmoniker & Axel Kober - Richard Wagner: Die Walkure (2020)

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Duisburger Philharmoniker & Axel Kober - Richard Wagner: Die Walkure (2020)

Duisburger Philharmoniker & Axel Kober - Richard Wagner: Die Walkure (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 03:36:00 | 777 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CAvi-music

The Rhine is where Richard Wagner’s cycle of operas “Der Ring des Nibelungen” begins and ends – and it was beside the Rhine in 1851 that the composer first dreamed of this equally visionary and monumental work. Even if Wagner’s plans for a festival would ultimately be realised in an entirely different part of Germany, the performance of a “Ring on the Rhine” will always remain something very special.