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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Chiyan Wong - Richard Strauss and the Viennese Trumpet (2020)

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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Chiyan Wong - Richard Strauss and the Viennese Trumpet (2020)

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Chiyan Wong - Richard Strauss and the Viennese Trumpet (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 214 Mb | Total time: 61:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD621 | Recorded: 2019

Richard Strauss and the Viennese Trumpet is the latest in Jonathan Freeman-Attwood’s imaginative series of musical reinventions for trumpet and piano. Works by Fux, Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Bruckner, Webern and Zemlinsky complement the core work: a newly imagined Strauss trumpet sonata. Building on his highly successful transcriptions of sonatas by Fauré, Grieg, Mendelssohn and Schumann, Freeman-Attwood pushes the boundaries further delivering a fully realised trumpet sonata which Strauss did not write. This innovative approach embraces various levels of transcription, transformation, realignment and composition to create a significant new contribution to the trumpet repertoire, full of the gloriously idiomatic writing for which Strauss is renowned.

Martha Argerich - The Lugano Recordings [22CDs] (2018)

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Martha Argerich - The Lugano Recordings [22CDs] (2018)

Martha Argerich - The Lugano Recordings [22CDs] (2018)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,21 Gb | Total time: 26:35:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # WA-36576180 | Recorded: 2002-2016

The box comprises all (live) recordings made by Martha Argerich at the Lugano Festival, from 2002 to the last edition in 2016, and released by EMI Classics and Warner Classics. An impressive collection of 22CDs without equivalent. It includes a variety of genres: some solo piano music, lots of music for piano duo and among them many arrangements, chamber works and concertos.

Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca [34CDs] (2019)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca [34CDs] (2019)

Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca [34CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 7,54 Gb | Total time: 37:53:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 7288 | Recorded: 1929-2054

Deutsche Grammophon has created a landmark new edition that offers a cross-section of the great German conductor’s career in all its remarkable creative phases. Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca, which commemorates the 65th anniversary of his death on November 30, 1954, comprises 34 CDs and a DVD of his irresistible 1954 Salzburg Festival Don Giovanni performance, as well as in-depth essays and analysis from critic and blogger Norman Lebrecht and broadcaster Rob Cowan. The release is also backed by contextual information and video interviews contributed by critic and blogger Norman Lebrecht.

Raquel Camarinha, Yoan Héreau - Frédéric Chopin: Mélodies; Franz Schubert: Mignon (2021)

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Raquel Camarinha, Yoan Héreau - Frédéric Chopin: Mélodies; Franz Schubert: Mignon (2021)

Raquel Camarinha, Yoan Héreau - Frédéric Chopin: Mélodies; Franz Schubert: Mignon (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 246 Mb | Total time: 64:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR448 | Recorded: 2019

All is emotion and refinement in the interpretations of the soprano Raquel Camarinha and the pianist Yoan Héreau. On this disc, they introduce us to an atypical and little-known sector of Chopin’s output, revealing the beauty of his Polish songs, haunted by the torments of exile and love. By placing them alongside the Lieder der Mignon, which include some of Schubert’s finest settings of Goethe, the duo achieves an extremely rare symbiosis between poetry and music.

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

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

Simone Dinnerstein - Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb | Time: 01:15:47
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697989432

"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.

Lars Vogt - The Complete Warner Classics Edition [27CDs] (2023)

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Lars Vogt - The Complete Warner Classics Edition [27CDs] (2023)

Lars Vogt - The Complete Warner Classics Edition [27CDs] (2023)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,17 Gb | Total time: 31:23:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 5054197604904 | Recorded: 1991-2005

Lars Vogt (1970-2022) early recordings collected here provide a document of an artist who always remained authentic, both to himself and to music. Lars Vogt never sought absolute truth, but truthfulness instead meant all the more to him. The man and the artist were always very close, never currying favour and never detached from the world. He was, instead, open and natural. / "It's incredibly gratifying when you notice that you can perhaps light a little spark, a little flame for music in people, and when music helps you to find the path to your own soul."

Géza Anda - Complete Deutsche Grammophon recordings [17CDs] (2021)

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Géza Anda - Complete Deutsche Grammophon recordings [17CDs] (2021)

Géza Anda - Complete Deutsche Grammophon recordings [17CDs] (2021)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 5,41 Gb | Total time: 21:21:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 486 0502 | Recorded: 1942-1972

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of the “troubadour of the keyboard”, Géza Anda on November 19th, we present a limited edition 17-CD set including memorable recordings of Bartók, Brahms and Schumann, a pioneering Mozart concerto cycle conducted from the piano, and the Beethoven ‘Triple’ Concerto with Wolfgang Schneiderhan and Pierre Fournier.

Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch - Selige Stunde: Romantic Songs (2020)

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Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch - Selige Stunde: Romantic Songs (2020)

Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch - Selige Stunde: Romantic Songs (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 70:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19439783262 | Recorded: 2020

After the success of his stunning album ‘Otello’, revered tenor Jonas Kaufmann returns with the sensational new album ‘Selige Stunde’. ‘Selige Stunde’ is the first recital in a small series of recordings that Jonas has made during the Covid-19 crisis. This stunning album includes a varied and heart-felt selection of songs that cover the most prominent Lieder composers. All tracks are short and are often performed as encores. The theme of the lyrics centre around love, longing, peacefulness and farewell. Kaufmann is considered one of the greatest tenors of this generation. He has performed at the world’s most prestigious concert venues including the Royal Opera House in London and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Kaufmann has won numerous prestigious awards including Gramophone Awards and Echo Klassik Awards.

Elisabeth Leonskaja - Franz Schubert: Sonatas; Impromptus; Wanderer Fantasy; Trout Quintet (2016) 6 CD Box Set

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Elisabeth Leonskaja - Franz Schubert: Sonatas; Impromptus; Wanderer Fantasy; Trout Quintet (2016) 6 CD Box Set

Elisabeth Leonskaja - Franz Schubert: Piano Works (2016) 6 CD Box Set
Sonatas; Impromptus; Wanderer Fantasy; Trout Quintet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.2 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295974954 | Time: 06:38:19

The works of Schubert are central to Elisabeth Leonskaja's repertoire - and her interpretations of his work have been described as "essential". Born in the Soviet Union, where her greatest mentor was Sviatoslav Richter, she moved in 1978 to Vienna. She has said that: "In Schubert, there are things that any average Viennese person will understand better than I do … I, though, have to think about them carefully. In Schubert, profound matters are expressed with a lightness of touch."

Dominik Wagner, Lauma Skride - Chapters: A Double Bass Story (2023)

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Dominik Wagner, Lauma Skride - Chapters: A Double Bass Story (2023)

Dominik Wagner, Lauma Skride - Chapters: A Double Bass Story (2023)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 57:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0302929BC | Recorded: 2022

Introducing a revolutionary new CD that challenges the stereotypes and prejudices against the double bass. This tribute album showcases the full potential and versatility of the instrument, featuring compositions by renowned composers such as Myroslav Skoryks, John Rutter, Peteris Vasks, and Sergei Rachmaninov. Experience the warm, soft, and welcoming tone of the double bass as it takes center stage in this diverse collection of music. From the spiritual anthem of Ukraine, Melodie by Myroslav Skoryks, to the familiar choral sounds of John Rutter's The Lord Bless You and Keep You, this album is a love letter to the double bass and an invitation to embrace its songful and tuneful credentials.

Jan Vermeulen, Christine Busch, France Springuel - Franz Schubert: Complete works for Fortepiano Trio (2013)

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Jan Vermeulen, Christine Busch, France Springuel - Franz Schubert: Complete works for Fortepiano Trio (2013)

Jan Vermeulen, Christine Busch, France Springuel - Franz Schubert: Complete works for Fortepiano Trio (2013)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 479 Mb | Total time: 52:59+59:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Etcetera | # KTC 1495 | Recorded: 2012

Listening to this beautifully played collection of Schubert’s piano trios, the two completed ones and the lonely single movements, I realized that this is the one recording I have that was made on fortepiano. Other favorites, including the recordings by the Beaux Arts Trio, the lesser known Trio di Trieste, and the more romantic recording by Arthur Grumiaux, Pierre Fournier, and Nikita Magaloff, are on modern instruments. That wouldn’t matter, perhaps, if the performances on this new disc were less convincing. Jan Vermeulen has been recording the Schubert sonatas to great acclaim. He now has added a recording of the trios that is clearly articulated, impassioned, at times even jaunty.

Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Quintet “The Trout”, Variations on “Trokne Blumen” (2009)

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Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Quintet “The Trout”, Variations on “Trokne Blumen” (2009)

Martin Helmchen - Schubert: Quintet “The Trout”, Variations on “Trokne Blumen” (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:05 | 313 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: PentaTone classics | Catalog: PTC 5186 334

Yes, it sounds crazy to make yet another recording of Schubert's Trout Quintet a "reference recording", particularly given the number of really good ones already in circulation. Never mind. There is no finer performance available, and certainly none better recorded: gorgeous, perfectly natural sound whether in regular stereo or SACD surround-sound. So what makes this performance so special? First, and speaking generally, this has got to be one of the most shapely, elegant, and effortlessly flowing versions ever committed to disc.

Jos van Immerseel, L'Archibudelli - Franz Schubert: Trout Quintet; Arpeggione; Notturno (1998)

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Jos van Immerseel, L'Archibudelli - Franz Schubert: Trout Quintet; Arpeggione; Notturno (1998)

Jos van Immerseel, L'Archibudelli - Franz Schubert: Trout Quintet; Arpeggione; Notturno (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 69:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 63361 | Recorded: 1997

Schubert's quintet (which gets its name from his song "The Trout," used for a set of variations at its apex) is as lighthearted as it is melodious, qualities reflected in this excellent performance. The period-instrument balances are ideal; the fortepiano, less resonant than a modern piano, does not overpower the strings. The arpeggione was an odd, newly invented six-stringed instrument when Schubert wrote for it. The lovely sonata is here played on an obsolete five-stringed instrument, the violoncello piccolo–closer to the original than the modern cello or viola usually heard on recordings. The "Notturno" is a haunting movement, probably intended for a larger work.

Raymond Leppard, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Overture 'In the Italian Style', Symphony No. 3, Grand Duo (1991)

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Raymond Leppard, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Schubert: Overture 'In the Italian Style', Symphony No. 3, Grand Duo (1991)

Raymond Leppard, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Franz Schubert: Overture 'In the Italian Style', Symphony No. 3, Grand Duo (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 71:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Koss Classics | # KC 2221 | Recorded: 1990

While still a controversial matter, there seems to be general agreement that Schubert's "Grand Duo" is a symphony that the composer failed to find time to orchestrate (or perhaps a piano reduction of one which he actually did orchestrate). In any case, there isn't a trace of piano style in the music, and in any of its various orchestral arrangements it makes a fully mature Schubert orchestral work. Raymond Leppard's performance is a very fine one, and it's excellently recorded. Along with a jaunty performance of the zippy Third Symphony, this disc makes a very appealing novelty.

Serena Malfi, Douglas Boyd - Schubert: Rosamunde (2011)

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Serena Malfi, Douglas Boyd - Schubert: Rosamunde (2011)

Serena Malfi, Douglas Boyd - Schubert: Rosamunde (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:06 | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene | Catalog: MDG9011633

Hearing the three dramatic chords that open the Zauberharfe overture played by this excellent Swiss orchestra (the oldest in Switzerland) I was immediately struck by the clarity of attack and rich instrumental color. As the performance progresses the Musikkollegium Winterthur exhibits an alluring full-bodied tone and characterful playing completely in the Schubertian style. The same goes for the pensive B minor Entr’acte, the lovely Entr’acte 3, and the charming No. 9 Ballet.