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Igor Kipnis ‎– The Spanish Harpsichord: D. Scarlatti, Blasco de Nebra, Soler, Falla (1993)

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Igor Kipnis ‎– The Spanish Harpsichord: D. Scarlatti, Blasco de Nebra, Soler, Falla (1993)

Igor Kipnis ‎– The Spanish Harpsichord: D. Scarlatti, Blasco de Nebra, Soler, Falla (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 76:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | SNYI 53264 | Recorded: 1967, 1975

This is a wonderful collection of Spanish Baroque harpsichord music. Of course Scarlatti, who came from Italy, is the king. Igor Kipnis plays one of Scarlatti's single sonatas and the great triptych, K. 490- 92. He gives an object lesson in performing Scarlatti with imagination, virtuosity, taste, and ornamented repeats, the latter adding a great deal of interest to the music. José Nebra and Josep Soler aren't quite on Scarlatti's level, but the way Igor Kipnis plays their entertaining music is bound to hold your attention.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,92 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

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Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)

Iván Fischer, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 210 min | 6,79+7,74 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 2006

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers.

David Fung - Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 & Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110 (Live) (2020)

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David Fung - Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 & Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110 (Live) (2020)

David Fung - Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 & Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110 (Live) (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:39:47 | 91 Mb
Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons

David Fung delivered Beethoven’s Bagatelles as if he were telling an exquisite story, demonstrating a supreme maturity and a rare talent for the music of the classical style.

Konstantin Scherbakov - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2020)

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Konstantin Scherbakov - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2020)

Konstantin Scherbakov - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 8 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 176 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | 01:04:49
Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons complete Beethoven Sonata cycle with pianist Konstantin Scherbakov winds down with Sonatas No. 28 and No. 29.

VA - Celebrate Beethoven: Choral Works (2020)

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VA -  Celebrate Beethoven: Choral Works (2020)

VA - Celebrate Beethoven: Choral Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | 01:08:23
Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos Records

BEETHOVEN 250: One of twelve monthly Digital Exclusive releases that focus on and celebrate a particular aspect of Beethoven’s work. This release highlights Beethoven’s contribution to the choral genre with folksong arrangements and original songs.

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Beethoven: The Symphonies [5CDs] (2012)

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Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Beethoven: The Symphonies [5CDs] (2012)

Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Beethoven: The Symphonies (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.53 Gb | Total time: 05.58.00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa ‎| GCDSA 921116. 5 | Recorded: 2011

It was some years after founding the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century in 1981 that Frans Brüggen first turned his attention to the music of Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies and endeavoured to perceive that special orchestral landscape, in order to transform it into musical sound, with the use of period instruments rediscovering historical tonal colours. Now, his quest undimmed, Brüggen has submerged himself once more into the glories of Beethoven’s orchestral music for a new cycle being issued in a sumptuous new hybrid SACD box set by Glossa.

Quatuor Heutling, Heinz-Otto Graf - Mozart: Les Quatuors à cordes, Les Quintettes à cordes [8CDs] (1997)

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Quatuor Heutling, Heinz-Otto Graf - Mozart: Les Quatuors à cordes, Les Quintettes à cordes [8CDs] (1997)

Quatuor Heutling, Heinz-Otto Graf - Mozart: Les Quatuors à cordes, Les Quintettes à cordes (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,79 Gb | Total time: 10:00:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics ‎| 5 72186 2 | Recorded: 1967, 1968

These quartets were recorded in sumptuous sound from December 1967 to the middle of ’68. Remastering can lead to shrillness which undermines intonation – but not here. This sounds fabulous above the stave.

Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (2019)

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Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (2019)

Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Digital booklet | 05:24:59 | 1,2 Gb
Classical | Label: Exton

Joe Hisaishi conducts Beethoven. Featuring Symphony No. 1 to 9 on five discs. Performed by the Future Orchestra Classics (Nagano Chamber Orchestra)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 558 Mb | Total time: 57:53+51:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 435 077-2 | Recorded: 1966-1969

Herbert von Karajan recorded between 1966 and 1968 with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and a cast of stars this reference version of 'The Creation' by Joseph Haydn.
After a legendary concert given in 1965 in Salzburg, Herbert von Karajan entered the studio a few months later to record Haydn's masterpiece with the same lead singers, Fritz Wunderlich and Gundula Janowitz. Almost completed in 1966, the recording was abruptly interrupted by the accidental and tragic death of Fritz Wunderlich at the age of 35, on September 17, 1966. The sessions then resume with a young tenor, Werner Krenn, who replaces Wunderlich on the songs. recitatives in particular.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (1988)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (1988)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 659 Mb | Total time: 79:16+74:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | CMS 7 69224 2 | Recorded: 1972

Die Jahreszeiten, or The Seasons, is not as well loved as Haydn's other late oratorio, The Creation; here Haydn tried to force pastoral imagery – by 1801 a set of ideas that had been musically rehashed for centuries – into his late and in many respects proto-Romantic musical language. He resented, he wrote to a correspondent, having to compose "French trash" at one point in the score that called for frog sounds, and the score contains a menagerie of other rustic creatures and sounds – shepherds, shepherdesses, horn calls, birds, trees, bees, herbs, fish, roosters, rifle shots, thunder and lighting, stags, sunrises, and sunsets, among others. Yet the work is a strange mixture of cute and exultant.

Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: The Last 6 Symphonies (1989)

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Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: The Last 6 Symphonies (1989)

Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Mozart: The Last 6 Symphonies (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 897 Mb | Total time: 153:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CBS Masterworks ‎| M2YK 45676 | Recorded: 1959, 1960, 1963

Bruno Walter was one of the last of the European-trained conductors who learned their craft at the feet of the great nineteenth-century composers and their students. Along with giants like Furtwangler, Ormandy and Toscanini, Walter had a depth of understanding that fades with each passing generation. But unlike most of the others Walter had the fortune to have remained active long enough to be able to commit dozens of performances to disc in the modern era of high-fidelity techniques, and with the superb orchestra that CBS once housed.

Tetzlaff Quartett - Beethoven: String Quartets, Opp. 132 & 130/133 (2020)

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Tetzlaff Quartett - Beethoven: String Quartets, Opp. 132 & 130/133 (2020)

Tetzlaff Quartett - Beethoven: String Quartets, Opp. 132 & 130/133 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 403 Mb | Total time: 100:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine ‎| ODE 1347-2D | Recorded: 2019

This new album of Beethovens late String Quartets by the prestigious Tetzlaff Quartett offers a fitting tribute to Beethovens 250th anniversary year. These monumental works which are given fresh interpretations by the quartet are among the greatest achievements in the history of Western art music written by a composer who had already largely lost contact with the world. When writing his final String Quartets (Op. 127135) Beethoven was quickly becoming increasingly ill and understood that he would never be able to recover fully.

Arnold Gramm, Orchestra American Opera Society, Montserrat Caballé - Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (1999)

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Arnold Gramm, Orchestra American Opera Society, Montserrat Caballé - Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (1999)

Arnold Gramm, Orchestra American Opera Society, Montserrat Caballé - Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 320 Mb | Total time: 68:20+71:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gala | GL 100.551 | Recorded: 1967

The performance given on 21 March 1967 at Carnegie Hall in New York stems from the now outmoded tradition of casting baritones and basses in the castrato roles, and uses a special concert arrangement. Not only are several cuts made to the score, but the order of the arias is changed and the recitatives are heavily truncated and provided with new English texts, and given not to one of the characters but to a 'narrator'.

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II (2020)

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Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II (2020)

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II; Cantata on the Accession of Leopold II (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 266 Mb | Total time: 72:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos ‎| 8.574077 | Recorded: 2018

By the time of Emperor Joseph II’s death in 1790 Beethoven was a member of the court musical establishment in Bonn. To mark the occasion, Beethoven was commissioned to write two cantatas, one to mourn Joseph’s death and the other to celebrate the accession to the throne of Emperor Leopold II. Although Beethoven was only 19 years old at the time, both works show the embryonic marks of his greatness: intense expression and control of structure in one, and an almost operatic panache in the other. Neither piece was performed during Beethoven’s lifetime.