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Franco Trinca, Orchestre de Chambre de Geneve - Niccolo Piccinni: Le finte gemelle (2002)

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Franco Trinca, Orchestre de Chambre de Geneve - Niccolo Piccinni: Le finte gemelle (2002)

Franco Trinca, Orchestre de Chambre de Geneve - Niccolò Piccinni: Le finte gemelle (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 575 Mb | Total time: 66:06+56:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 378/1-2 | Recorded: 1999

Le finte gemelle was first staged in 1771. Success was immediate and other performances followed both in Italy and abroad. With Le finte gemelle Piccinni returned to a genre he had already tried ten years previously with La Cecchina ossia La buona figliola (1760), on a text by Goldoni. A sweeping success, that masterpiece had made him famous in all theatres well before he found himself at the centre of the well-known dispute between Gluck and Piccinni supporters, which would explode in Paris in 1778, after the performance of his Roland. The present live recording, in co-production with the Opéra de Chambre de Genève, features a young and qualified cast who masterfully render the spirit of this score by Piccini.

Dimitri Jurowski, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia - Cherubini: Lo sposo di tre e marito di nessuna (2006)

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Dimitri Jurowski, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia - Cherubini: Lo sposo di tre e marito di nessuna (2006)

Dimitri Jurowski, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia - Cherubini: Lo sposo di tre e marito di nessuna (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 644 Mb | Total time: 76:52+74:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 503/1-2 | Recorded: 2006

Composed in 1783, Thrice Betrothed, Never Wed was the young Cherubini’s fifth opera and his first opera buffa. While it echoes its era—Paisiello, Cimarosa, Haydn, and early Mozart—it displays an almost Rossinian rhythmic bite and a few harmonic touches that look forward to the dramatic masterpieces of Cherubini’s Paris years (Lodoiska, Medée, Les deux journées, Anacréon, the C-Minor Requiem). Despite decades-long exploration of Cherubini, I have never encountered the opera before; this claims to be its first recording. The plot is filled with the expected inanities: disguises, mistaken identities, and Commedia dell’arte shenanigans.

Lahav Shani & Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 & Piano Concerto No. 4 (2020)

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Lahav Shani & Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 & Piano Concerto No. 4 (2020)

Lahav Shani & Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 & Piano Concerto No. 4 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 268 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | 01:13:21
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

For his first album with Warner Classics, Lahav Shani conducts the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in Symphony No. 7 and plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4: two pieces which come from Beethoven’s so-called “middle period”. The classical harmonic tension contributes to the drive of the music as much as the rhythmic propulsion. This music features a clarity of texture and, above all, a unity between the melodic motive and the accompaniment. Acclaimed for his “instant chemistry” with the orchestra, Lahav Shani is considered the shooting star amongst conductors – as Der Tagesspiegel puts it: “The young maestro is simply sensational”.

Armida Quartett - Mozart: String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2020)

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Armida Quartett - Mozart: String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2020)

Armida Quartett - Mozart: String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 502 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 266 Mb | 01:55:41
Classical | Label: Avi-music

With the recordings on this CD, the Armida Quartet has reached the halfway mark in a project that seeks to intimately explore an entire mountain range. Mozart’s complete works for string quartet, to which they devote intense scrutiny within the framework of a recital series that pairs them with contemporary works specifically commissioned for the occasion.

Lili Kraus, Aline Van Barentzen, Rudolf Serkin & Wilhelm Backhaus - Beethoven: Sonates pour piano (2020)

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Lili Kraus, Aline Van Barentzen, Rudolf Serkin & Wilhelm Backhaus - Beethoven: Sonates pour piano (2020)

Lili Kraus, Aline Van Barentzen, Rudolf Serkin & Wilhelm Backhaus - Beethoven: Sonates pour piano - Waldstein, Pathétique, Clair de lune, Pastorale (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 294 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 186 Mb | Covers included | 01:15:22
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Deux femmes et deux hommes : la parité est respectée pour ces quatre sonates à titre de Beethoven.

Pražák Quartet, Hatto Beyerle - Mozart: String Quintets K 593 & K 516 (2005)

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Pražák Quartet, Hatto Beyerle - Mozart: String Quintets K 593 & K 516 (2005)

Pražák Quartet, Hatto Beyerle - Mozart: String Quintets K 593 & K 516 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 60:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | PRD 350 012 | Recorded: 2000

This first "live" recording of the Prazák Quartet was made in February, 2000 to commemorate the ensemble's 2000th concert. The Prazáks are joined by violist Hatto Beyerlé, best known for his dozen years as the violist of the Alban Berg Quartet. Together, they match the finest performances of these masterpieces on disc. Here is playing with intensity and power that does not exclude delicacy and genuine feeling.

Adam Golka - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2020)

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Adam Golka - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2020)

Adam Golka - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 220 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | 01:16:34
Classical | Label: First Hand Records

Adam Golka's third album for FHR begins a wonderful journey in which he records all of Beethovens 32 Piano Sonatas. This first volume, released in Beethovens 250th anniversary year, includes one of the composers most celebrated works, the Pathétique Sonata in C minor, alongside the contrasting Sonatas, Op. 10.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 220 Mb | Total time: 62:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 9029527643 | Recorded: 2019

At the heart of this programme of Beethoven songs performed by Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano is the song cycle 'An die ferne Geliebte' (to the distant beloved). Bostridge describes it as 'the distillation of Beethoven as a lover'. Among the other items are the rapturously lyrical 'Adelaide', the sombre 'In questa tomba oscura' and a selection of Beethoven's settings of folksongs from the British Isles, which elicit the participation of violinist Vilde Frang and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. 'When we all play together,' says Pappano, 'it's like a family making music at home.'

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Haydn: Symphonies 88-92, Sinfonia Concertante (2007)

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Haydn: Symphonies 88-92, Sinfonia Concertante (2007)

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Haydn: Symphonies 88-92, Sinfonia Concertante (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 606 Mb | Total time: 75:47+69:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 3 94237 2 | Recorded: 2007

This CD, recorded live, will leave you smiling with delight and amazement. These symphonies are among Haydn's greatest; written in 1788-89, they exhibit every facet of his technical skill, inspired inventiveness, and emotional range. At the height of his mature mastery, he experimented with new forms, daring modulations and key changes, and breathtaking swings of mood and character. One of his fingerprints is the alternation between serene major and somber minor, especially in his variations; but he has surprises in store everywhere, as solemnity gives way to sprightliness, elegance to rusticity, tragedy to mischievous humor.

Pražák Quartet - Haydn: Apponyi' Quartets Op. 71 (2012)

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Pražák Quartet - Haydn: Apponyi' Quartets Op. 71 (2012)

Pražák Quartet - Haydn: Apponyi' Quartets Op. 71 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 62:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals ‎ | RD/DSD 250 289 | Recorded: 2012

Count Anton George Apponyi was a relative of Haydn's patrons the Esterhazys. Although commissioned by Count Apponyi, the quartets that bear his name were actually inspired by a series of successful public concerts of Haydn's music in London organized by Johann Peter Salomon. These concerts made Haydn an international music superstar and brought about a decided change in the composer's style. The emotional, virtuosic and powerful music found in these quartets presages the spirit of the Romantic period. Following on their decidedly symphonic reading of Haydn's Seven Last Words, the Pražák Quartet is fully in tune with the grand gestures found in these first three of the six Apponyi quartets.

Viviane Chassot & Kammerorchester Basel - Haydn: Keyboard Concertos (Performed on Accordion) (2017)

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Viviane Chassot & Kammerorchester Basel - Haydn: Keyboard Concertos (Performed on Accordion) (2017)

Viviane Chassot & Kammerorchester Basel - Haydn: Keyboard Concertos (Performed on Accordion) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 358 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:24
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

"You may feel the mood drifts from Enlightenment Vienna to French café culture in the cadenzas but Haydn left none of his own, and Chassot makes ingenious use of the prevailing motifs in her creations. I’m glad to have heard this; and if hearing Haydn’s concertos on the squeezebox would make your life complete, you’ll not find a better disc"

Philippe Cassard & Cédric Pescia - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Transcribed for 2 Pianos by Franz Liszt) (2020)

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Philippe Cassard & Cédric Pescia - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Transcribed for 2 Pianos by Franz Liszt) (2020)

Philippe Cassard & Cédric Pescia - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Transcribed for 2 Pianos by Franz Liszt) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 228 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:07:47
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta

While any of Liszt's superb transcriptions of Beethoven's first eight symphonies is a challenge for the pianist, the two-piano arrangement of the Ninth is at once spellbinding and a formidable test. This remarkable synthesis of soloists, chorus and orchestra presents a powerful structure that condenses all the fearsome difficulties of ensemble playing for the two pianists. This version by Philippe Cassard and Cédric Pescia displays extraordinary nobility, truth and grandeur, with the epic sweep ideally suited to the "Ode to Joy".

Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 54 & 78 - Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 36 (2019)

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Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 54 & 78 - Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 36 (2019)

Ivo Pogorelich - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 54 & 78 - Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 36 (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 185 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | 00:54:05
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

As the climax of his hugely successful 2018/19 season, in which he celebrated both his sixtieth birthday and the fortieth anniversary of the launch of his sensational career, legendary Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelich releases an eagerly-anticipated new recording on Sony Classical. This will be his first new album since 1998. The repertoire comprises two sonatas by Beethoven - No. 22, Op. 54, and No. 24, Op. 78 and a work written just over a hundred years later, Rachmaninoffs Second Piano Sonata Op. 36.

Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Yo-Yo Ma - Mozart: Divertimento K. 563 (1990)

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Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Yo-Yo Ma - Mozart: Divertimento K. 563 (1990)

Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Yo-Yo Ma - Mozart: Divertimento K. 563 (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 239 Mb | Total time: 49:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | SK 39561 | Recorded: 1984

This piece, a divertimento for string trio (violin, viola, and cello, was composed in 1788, the same year as the E-flat, G-minor, and Jupiter symphonies and the little C-major piano sonata, four of Mozart's best-known and greatest pieces. This divertimento is relatively little-known, yet it is the equal of those far-better-known pieces. Mozart was at the absolute height of his powers as a composer.

Budapest Strings - Salieri: Symphony "La Veneziana", Concertos (2011)

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Budapest Strings - Salieri: Symphony "La Veneziana", Concertos (2011)

Budapest Strings - Salieri: Symphony "La Veneziana", Concertos (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 53:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | 5087 | Recorded: 1994

Spirited performances by the Budapest Strings, with a major assist from the always estimable Lajos Lencsés, make a strong case for Salieri’s music. Lencsés teams with concertmaster Béla Bánfalvi and cellist Károly Botvay, the group’s artistic director, in the triple concerto and makes beautiful music with flutist János Bálint in the flute and oboe concerto. It all adds up to a most enjoyable disc.