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Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

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Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Total time: 76:21+78:55+79:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564631360 | Recorded: 2001-2013

A violinist in a class of his own, Renaud Capuçon shows why he is 'Le Violon Roi'; (The Violin King) in this 3-CD collection. As the leading French violinist of his generation, Capucon records exclusively for Virgin Classics and has a rich discography. The set brings together not only some of his best and most popular performances as a soloist but as a collaborator.

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Masters of Classical Music: Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Mahler, Stravinsky, Strauss, Ravel, Bartók (2015) [4xBlu-Ray]
4xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 600 min | 21,1+22,5+22,0+22,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | EuroArts | Sub.: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

Masters of Classical Music is an informative and captivating guide to twenty of the most important works in music history. Outtakes from the original scores within the documentaries, assist the viewer by making it easier to follow the music and to overall comprehend the structure of the works. The viewer will travel back in time to experience the birth places of these compositions and will thereby gain insight into the lives of the composers whilst receiving a thorough introduction to the works.

Khatia Buniatishvili - Schubert: Piano Sonata D960; Impromptus D899 (2019)

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Khatia Buniatishvili - Schubert: Piano Sonata D960; Impromptus D899 (2019)

Khatia Buniatishvili - Schubert: Piano Sonata D960; Impromptus D899 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 229 Mb | Total time: 83:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 19075841202 | Recorded: 2018

Khatia Buniatishvili’s first Schubert recording includes Schubert’s great last Piano Sonata (D 960), the 4 popular Impromptus and Ständchen (arr.by Liszt). Khatia will be performing the repertoire on a worldwide tour, including London’s Barbican on 1st April. Khatia is one of the today’s leading classical pianists, having performed at the most prestigious venues and events including New York’s Carnegie Hall, the BBC Proms at the London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall and Salzburg Festival.

Simone Dinnerstein - Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert (2012) [Re-Up]

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Simone Dinnerstein - Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert (2012) [Re-Up]

Simone Dinnerstein - Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697989432 | Time: 01:15:47

"The trees are coming into leaf/Like something almost being said." Taking a cue from these lines of Philip Larkin, pianist Simone Dinnerstein casts her album of the music of J.S. Bach and Franz Schubert in poetic terms. Her understanding of the composers is summed up in her own words: "The music of Bach and Schubert share a distinctive quality, as if wordless voices were singing textless melodies." Of course, Bach and Schubert were masters of setting texts to profoundly expressive music, so it is fruitful to look for the lyrical impulse in their keyboard works and appropriate to find songful interpretations. Yet Dinnerstein doesn't merely serve up rhapsodic renditions or treat the music as some kind of tuneful vehicle for idiosyncratic or personal reveries. Her playing is quite in character for both composers, and her treatment of the material is far from self-indulgent.

Sviatoslav Richter & VA - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Sviatoslav Richter & VA - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2 CDs
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Anatoly Kamyshev, clarinet; Oleg Kagan, violin;
Natalia Gutman, cello; Yuri Bashmet, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 616 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:29:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02204

Firma Melodiya continues the series of compact discs dedicated to December Evenings Festival that takes place at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. This album, like the previous one, is dedicated to the 1985 festival World of Romanticism and includes recordings featuring Sviatoslav Richter. The atmosphere of December Evenings, an event initiated by the great pianist, differed from usual philharmonic concerts. The spirit of music as an inseparable part of "fusion of arts" the romanticists dreamt of was invisibly felt in each number; a sensitive listener can catch it in these, perhaps technically imperfect, concert recordings from thirty years ago. The works by Schubert, Schumann and Chopin were performed by Sviatoslav Richter in ensemble with his outstanding contemporaries, violinist and David Oistrakh's student Oleg Kogan who passed away prematurely, violist Yuri Bashmet, cellist Natalia Gutman and clarinettist Anatoly Kamyshov.

Vienna Octet - Schubert: Octet, Mozart: Divertimento (1988)

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Vienna Octet - Schubert: Octet, Mozart: Divertimento (1988)

Vienna Octet - Schubert: Octet, Mozart: Divertimento (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:22 | 406 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 4211552

Suffice it to say that these recordings are both classics of the recorded chamber music repertory. The Schubert Octet, the second version recorded by Willi Boskovsky's original Vienna Octet, is one of the great recordings of the octet, surpassed only by the ensemble's earlier mono recording (where more repeats were observed). It is full of life, and was a truly ground-breaking release back in 1957. Decca's recording still sounds wonderful - only a hint of hardness in the violin sound betrays its age. To some listeners the Vienna sound may be an acquired taste, but for me, the Vienna Octet recordings are of great importance both musically and historically.

Sviatoslav Richter - Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16 and 17 – Richter (2020)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16 and 17 – Richter (2020)

Sviatoslav Richter - Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16 and 17 – Richter (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 264 MB | Tracks: 9 | 78:33 min
Style: Classical | Label: Musical Concepts

“Richter's interpretations in these years had an elemental power, unselfconscious abandon that was refined and tempered in later life . These entirely unedited performances, given over more than three decades from the mid 1950s to late 1980s, feel not only live but somehow extraordinarily real. Not that Richter ever gives the impression of playing for the microphone, and his vision of musical structures remains constant whether in the studio or concert-hall. … The Schubert D major Sonata (studio recording 1956) is a tower of inner strength” (Gramophone)

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

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Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)

Philippe Jaroussky - Passion Jaroussky [3CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0,97 Gb | Total time: 76:19+80:21+75:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029537555 | Recorded: 2000

Passion Jaroussky marks 20 years since Philippe Jaroussky made his professional debut and commenced his rapid ascent to stardom. As the French countertenor says, “Even after all these years, my passion for music is undimmed.” Ranging musically from the 16th to the 21st century, the triple album comprises both new recordings and highlights from recent albums, and it also showcases Jaroussky’s collaborations with a host of major singers – from the worlds of both classical music and pop – instrumentalists, conductors and orchestras.

Karim Sulayman & Yi-heng Yang - Where Only Stars Can Hear Us: Schubert Songs (2020)

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Karim Sulayman & Yi-heng Yang - Where Only Stars Can Hear Us: Schubert Songs (2020)

Karim Sulayman & Yi-heng Yang - Where Only Stars Can Hear Us: Schubert Songs (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 308 MB | Tracks: 18 | 67:18 min
Style: Classical | Label: AVIE Records

Grammy Award-winning tenor Karim Sulayman and fortepianist Yi-heng Yang transport the listener to Where Only Stars Can Hear Us with this album of songs by Franz Schubert that encapsulates emotions of joy and sorrow, darkness and light. In life and music, Grammy Award-winning tenor Karim Sulayman is a master storyteller. Where Only Stars Can Hear Us is a journey through the songs of Franz Schubert, a composer who was able to capture joy and sorrow in a single moment like no other. Karim's voyage traverses themes of darkness and yearning, guided throughout by moonbeams and shining stars. His partner is historical keyboardist Yi-heng Yang who plays on a fortepiano built by Joseph Simon in Vienna in 1830, adding an air of authenticity from Schubert's time.

Murray Perahia, Radu Lupu - Mozart: Sonata for 2 Pianos, Schubert: Fantasia for Piano 4 Hands (1992)

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Murray Perahia, Radu Lupu - Mozart: Sonata for 2 Pianos, Schubert: Fantasia for Piano 4 Hands (1992)

Murray Perahia, Radu Lupu - Mozart: Sonata for 2 Pianos, Schubert: Fantasia for Piano 4 Hands (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 41:53 | 167 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SK 39 511

These two works form a perfect, contrasting pairing of the two most sublime piano compositions for four hands in existence: the Mozart ineffably sunny yet majestic, in a brilliant D major, the Schubert Fantasia achingly melancholy and beautiful, played by two musicians who are characterised by expressive understatement. In my experience, Lupu has since, in later years, become inclined to give detached, almost indifferent performances which verge on the remote, whereas here he and Perahia play with both strength and delicacy without ever giving in to excessive rubato or cheap, overt emotionalism.

Paul Lewis - Schubert: Piano sonatas D. 958 & 784 (2010)

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Paul Lewis - Schubert: Piano sonatas D. 958 & 784 (2010)

Paul Lewis - Schubert: Piano sonatas D. 958 & 784 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:09 | 229 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951755

Paul Lewis’s first recording for harmonia mundi.
With this debut disc, recorded in London in July 2001, the young British pianist scored an immediate success, unanimously acclaimed by the international press. Seven years and twelve CDs later, Paul Lewis has established his reputation among the great names of the piano, with a complete Beethoven cycle already regarded as a benchmark version.

Alban Berg Quartet, Heinrich Schiff - Schubert: String Quintet (1983)

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Alban Berg Quartet, Heinrich Schiff - Schubert: String Quintet (1983)

Alban Berg Quartet, Heinrich Schiff - Schubert: String Quintet (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 220 Mb | Total time: 63:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | 7 47918 2 | Recorded: 1982

This is an impressive reading of the quintet, notable for its energy and lyrical beauty, and cellist Heinrich Schiff certainly throws the considerable weight of his tone behind the fine, blended sound of the Alban Berg Quartet. The original 1982 recording was first-rate. The only drawback is that the players omit the exposition repeat in the quintet's first movement, depriving it of the "heavenly length" it should have.

Mischa Maisky & Daria Hovora - Franz Schubert: Songs Without Words (1996) [Re-Up]

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Mischa Maisky & Daria Hovora - Franz Schubert: Songs Without Words (1996) [Re-Up]

Mischa Maisky & Daria Hovora - Franz Schubert: Songs Without Words (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 449 817-2 | Time: 01:17:15

SCHUBERT: SONGS WITHOUT WORDS is an elegant recital by pianist Daria Hovora and cellist Mischa Maisky that allows us to hear Schubert songs, beautifully rich as they are with the texts as sung by many of our finest singers, here solely for the instrumental line. Somehow the interplay between melody and accompaniment (always an equal partnership in Schubert's hands) is heightened by this experience. Not that the entire album is appropriated by the cello standing in for a vocalist: the opening work is "Sonata for Arpeggione and Klavier" and is one of the highlights of the CD. But just listen to the performances of 'Standchen', 'An die Musik' and 'Du bist die Ruhe' and hear the extraordinary marriage between the piano and cello, singing as beautifully as any other version. This is one of those CDs that bears keeping out for multiple listenings in the late evening.

Barbara Hendricks, Radu Lupu - Schubert: Lieder (1999)

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Barbara Hendricks, Radu Lupu - Schubert: Lieder (1999)

Barbara Hendricks, Radu Lupu - Schubert: Lieder (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 58:37+63:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 5 73308 2 | Recorded: 1985, 1992

Ms Hendricks has allied herself with one of the truly great pianists of the last thirty years, and a masterly Schubertian at that: Radu Lupu. His Schubert impromptus on Decca are to my mind only challenged by Brendel. I can’t remember hearing him as accompanist anywhere else, which makes his partnership with Barbara Hendricks special indeed. He doesn’t dominate the proceedings as some other soloists have tended to do but neither is he too reticent. It seems that they have found a good balance. Once or twice I reacted to his approach. Der Wanderer an den Mond seems too jolting but otherwise there are no eccentricities.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Schubert: Symphonies, Vol. 2 * Nos. 2 & 6 & Italian Overtures (2020)

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Schubert: Symphonies, Vol. 2 * Nos. 2 & 6 & Italian Overtures (2020)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Schubert: Symphonies, Vol. 2 * Nos. 2 & 6 & Italian Overtures (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 321 MB | Tracks: 10 | 75:54 min
Style: Classical | Label: Chandos

For the second volume in his Birmingham Schubert symphony cycle, Edward Gardner turns to the Second and Sixth Symphonies. Composed between December 1814 and March 1815, the Second Symphony is not only a response by Schubert to the works of Beethoven, and especially the Prometheus Overture, but also strives to push the conventional symphonic boundaries, most notably in the extended exposition of the first movement. Completed in February 1818, the Sixth Symphony was the first to be titled "Große Sinfonie" (grand symphony) by Schubert, a mark of his growing confidence in his work in the symphonic idiom. The two Overtures were composed at the same time as the Sixth Symphony, and are clearly modelled on the overtures of Rossini, whose music was all the rage in Vienna at that time.