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Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: La Traviata (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: La Traviata (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: La Traviata (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 132 min | 38,6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 132 min | 9,31 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This 2007 production from the Teatro Regio di Parma is conducted by Yuri Termirkanov. He has appeared with many leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and La Scala.
"Do we really need another Traviata? Yes! Emphatically Yes! This one! The production by Karl-Ernst Herrmann is lavish. Each act has its individual color. Costumes, also by Herrmann, are period lavish. Staging by Karl-Ernst and Ursel Herrman is rich in detail." - American Record Guide

Pražák Quartet - Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2; Cello Sonata; Piano Quintet in C minor (2000)

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Pražák Quartet - Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2; Cello Sonata; Piano Quintet in C minor (2000)

Pražák Quartet - Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2; Cello Sonata; Piano Quintet in C minor (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 77:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | PRD 250 139 | Recorded: 1999

An amateur cellist, the composer of Prince Igor was the only one of the Group of Five to have written some ten chamber works for his personal pleasure in keeping with the laws of Germanic rhetoric - to Balakirev's great displeasure. One of them is a pure masterpiece: his Quartet in D, featuring an irresistible Nocturne, which has been played round the world in various arrangements.

Pražák Quartet - Bedřich Smetana: String Quartets; From the Homeland (1999)

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Pražák Quartet - Bedřich Smetana: String Quartets; From the Homeland (1999)

Pražák Quartet - Bedřich Smetana: String Quartets; From the Homeland (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 58:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | PRD 250 128 | Recorded: 1998-1999

Classical in its respect for established forms, romantic in its clearly autobiographical nature, the chamber music by the composer of The Bartered Bride is not plentiful, especially when compared with the output of his younger, immediate successor, Antonfn Dvoiik, who returned to the string quaner form rhroughout his creative life, producing fifteen between 1862 and 1895. Well removed from absolute music - as would be Leoš Janáček's after him -, Smetana's surviving chamber catalogue consists of only four works that make up a rare case of psychological programme music. The Piano Trio(1855) already represented a sort of tombeau for the small daughter he had recently lost to scarlet fever.

Pražák Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 Op. 51/2, String Quintet No. 2 Op. 111 (2006)

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Pražák Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 Op. 51/2, String Quintet No. 2 Op. 111 (2006)

Pražák Quartet - Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 Op. 51/2, String Quintet No. 2 Op. 111 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 303 Mb | Total time: 61:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | PRD/DSD 250 236 | Recorded: 2009, 2010

Written more than 15 years apart, these two scores, juxtaposed here for the first time, successively illustrate the somewhat morose ‘Nordic’ inspiration of the composer of Ein deutsches Requiem, then a more intimate poetic feeling, and finally a communicative serenity, the headiness of a ‘Hungarian’ dance in the Quartet, a sort of wild csárdás with quasi-orchestral force in the coda of the Quintet.

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Philharmonia Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2020)

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Philharmonia Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2020)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Philharmonia Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 214 Mb | Total time: 43:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | SIGCD648 | Recorded: 2019

In the 2019/20 season Santtu-Matias Rouvali continued as Chief Conductor of Gothenburg Symphony and as Principal Conductor Designate of the Philharmonia Orchestra, where he succeeds Esa-Pekka Salonen as Principal Conductor in 2021/22. Alongside these posts he retains his longstanding position as Chief Conductor with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, close to his home in Finland. His international profile continues to flourish.

Nikolai Lugansky - Frédéric Chopin: Etudes (2000)

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Nikolai Lugansky - Frédéric Chopin: Etudes (2000)

Nikolai Lugansky - Frédéric Chopin: Etudes (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 212 Mb | Total time: 65:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 8573-80228-2 | Recorded: 1999

Nicolai Lugansky’s solo disc debut for Erato is more than just another recording of the Chopin etudes by a new virtuoso on the block. He’s got fingers, to be sure, but also a mind, an ear, and more than a little imagination. The pianist guides Op. 10 No. 1’s arpeggio sequences with a pliable, singing bass line, and offsets Op. 10 No. 2’s murmuring right-hand 16th-notes with intelligently shaped left-hand chords. Similarly, your ear gravitates more toward Op. 10 No. 7’s playful left-hand accents and dynamic jolts rather than to Luagnsky’s suave dispatch of the right hand’s rapid double notes.

Ulf Schirmer, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Benjamin Godard: Dante (2017)

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Ulf Schirmer, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Benjamin Godard: Dante (2017)

Ulf Schirmer, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Benjamin Godard: Dante (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 618 Mb | Total time: 65:52+75:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Bru Zane | ES10298RSK | Recorded: 2016

Dante Alighieri, born in Florence in 1265, was at once a poet and an important political figure of his time. His celebrated Divine Comedy relates his supposed descent to Hell and slow ascent to Paradise. Godard’s operatic treatment of his life (1890) skilfully juxtaposes the political milieu – crowd scenes in Florence and the quarrel between Guelfs and Ghibellines – with the expression of the courtly love he feels for Beatrice, betrothed to his friend Bardi.

Yundi, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2020)

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Yundi, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2020)

Yundi, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 71:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 532018 | Recorded: 2020

Pianist Yundi, formerly Yundi Li, might have several reasons for trying something new with Chopin. It was with Chopin that he became the youngest and the first Chinese winner of the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, at age 18 in 2000, and he has played Chopin countless times since then. Cynics might recall that a Yundi Chopin concerto performance crashed and burned several years ago owing to miscommunications between pianist and conductor. Whatever the case, Yundi here conducts the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra from the keyboard.

Astrid Varnay - Wagner: Scenes from Tristan und Isolde & Wesendonck Lieder (1989)

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Astrid Varnay - Wagner: Scenes from Tristan und Isolde & Wesendonck Lieder (1989)

Astrid Varnay - Wagner: Scenes from Tristan und Isolde & Wesendonck Lieder (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 309 Mb | Total time: 63:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 423 955-2 | Recorded: 1954-1959

Most notable is a Liebestod of superbly controlled intensity. In the Narrative and Curse the exultant, passionate power of Varnay's singing exposes one hint of mannerism—a tendency to press too hard on certain syllables, and to seem, in consequence, an Isolde more unyielding than volatile. The difficulty a great Wagnerian can have in scaling her voice down is most noticeable in the first of the Wesendonk Lieder: Varnay is best in the rapt, inner intensity of No. 3, "Im Treibhaus". Such inner intensity is also abundant in the long extract from Act 2 of Tristan.

Łukasz Borowicz, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Bruckner: Requiem (2019)

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Łukasz Borowicz, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Bruckner: Requiem (2019)

Łukasz Borowicz, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor - Bruckner: Requiem (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 227 Mb | Total time: 56:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accentus Music | ACC30474 | Recorded: 2018

On March 14, 1849, 24-year-old Anton Bruckner finished his first major vocal composition. The only Requiem of the composer who would later become the architect of big symphonic “castles in the sky” was still created during his work in St. Florian. Some references to older models and some stylistic incongruities in musical stature still refer to the phase of self-discovery of the young composer. But those who listen closely will certainly discover the passages in which the mystical aura and sublimity of the large orchestral scores shine through already, be it in the gently glowing tone of the Benedictus, the intimate creed of the Agnus Dei or the powerful and masterfully conceived double fugue of Quam olim Abrahae. It is essentially “Bruckner on the way to Bruckner”.

Nelson Goerner - Brahms: Sonata Op.5; Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2019)

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Nelson Goerner - Brahms: Sonata Op.5; Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2019)

Nelson Goerner - Brahms: Sonata Op.5; Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 183 Mb | Total time: 57:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 557 | Recorded: 2019

After the Second Piano Concerto (Alpha 395), Nelson Goerner presents here his first solo Brahms recital with the Sonata op.5, a youthful composition that is ‘impetuous, full of ardour and vitality’, says Goerner, ‘but which requires an interpreter who has reached maturity in his or her development to express all that it contains’.

Mark Elder, The Hallé - Wagner: Siegfried (2019)

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Mark Elder, The Hallé - Wagner: Siegfried (2019)

Mark Elder, The Hallé - Wagner: Siegfried (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 958 Mb | Total time: 261:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hallé Concerts Society | CD HLD 7551 | Recorded: 2018

The Hallé completes its highly regarded Ring cycle, with the live recording of its acclaimed Bridgewater Hall performance under Sir Mark Elder. Roaring jubilation and radiant beauty from Elder and the Halle. Elder is a superb Wagnerian, acutely conscious of the complex relationship between tempo and pace, and immaculate in his judgment both of the span of each act and the ebb and flow of detail within it. Thrilling climaxes alternated with moments of astonishing beauty and quiet, almost exquisite terror. (The Guardian on the Halles performance of Siegfried) The third element of Wagners Ring cycle contains humor, drama and a concluding ecstasy as the eponymous hero meets his heroine Brünnhilde, setting up the explosive finale of the concluding opera.

John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann: Symphonies Nos.1 & 3; Manfred Overture (2020)

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John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann: Symphonies Nos.1 & 3; Manfred Overture (2020)

John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann: Symphonies Nos.1 & 3; Manfred Overture (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 71:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO | LSO0844 | Recorded: 2019

The second album in Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Schumann series with the London Symphony Orchestra travels from glorious fanfare to dream-like passages with the lively Spring and Rhenish symphonies. From the dramatic first trumpet-call which awakens the frozen landscape, Symphony No.1 is a celebration of spring. It moves through the season and a gruff folksong Scherzo until finally a jubilant conclusion dances into summer. Desperate, heartfelt and elegant, the Manfred Overture opens with an urgent impetus that only increases through the work, displaying the intense strife which lies ahead for it's protagonist. Schumann's Symphony No.3 is one of the composer's most impressive, painting a euphoric picture of the German Rhineland in broad Beethovenian style and closing with an exhilarating finale.

Tullio Serafin, Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix (2006)

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Tullio Serafin, Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix (2006)

Tullio Serafin, Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli - Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 531 Mb | Total time: 75:44+79:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Andromeda | ARN 2509/10 | Recorded: 1956

This opera semiseria is late Donizetti, composed a good ten years after the popular L’elisir d’amore, a work whose charm it emulates, though its score is less consistently inspired. A huge success at its 1842 premiere in Vienna, Linda never completely disappeared from the international repertoire, and ought to be seriously considered by British opera houses. Serafin conducts a great performance, with a first-rate all-Italian cast of Fifties favourites.

Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)

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Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)

Véronique Gens, Hervé Niquet, Münchner Rundfunkorchester - Visions (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 222 Mb | Total time: 55:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 279 | Recorded: 2017

After an album of French songs (Néère, Alpha 215) that earned her a Gramophone Award in 2016, Véronique Gens presents her new recital, this time with orchestra, which gives her an opportunity to display the maturity of her ‘Falcon’ soprano, the central tessitura typical of French Romantic opera, which takes its name from Cornélie Falcon, who created the works of Meyerbeer and Halévy staged in the 1830s.