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Edgar Moreau - Transmission (2022)

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Edgar Moreau - Transmission (2022)

Edgar Moreau - Transmission (2022)
FLAC tracks | 65:47 | 266 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Edgar Moreau salutes his family heritage and highlights landmarks in his artistic development with Transmission – music by Bloch, Korngold, Bruch and Ravel, recorded with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor Michael Sanderling. Moreau’s mother is of Polish-Jewish extraction and all five works on the album have a connection with Jewish culture. The largest work on the programme is Bloch’s Schelomo, which Moreau describes as “a majestic meeting of concerto and symphony, rich and colourful in its orchestration and full of contrasts”.

Jean-Pierre Rampal - The Flute Master (2022)

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Jean-Pierre Rampal - The Flute Master (2022)

Jean-Pierre Rampal - The Flute Master (2022)
FLAC tracks | 6:06:39 | 1,76 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

January 7th marks the centenary of Jean-Pierre Rampal, the celebrated flautist who was not only an amazing virtuoso but also and incredible trailblazer of his instrument’s repertoire. This digital collection demonstrates all the artistry of Rampal, at ease in all styles, from the numerous baroque concertos he revitalized to the contemporary pieces he recorded and premiered, and even the Indian music he recorded along with Ravi Shankar. Spanning twenty-five years of his unique career, highlighting chamber music as well as concertos, running from Telemann and Bach to Nielsen and Poulenc, it includes numerous digital premieres and foreshadows a month of January intensely devoted to Rampal’s memory.

Georges Cziffra - Cziffra Plays Chopin (2021)

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Georges Cziffra - Cziffra Plays Chopin (2021)

Georges Cziffra - Cziffra Plays Chopin (2021)
FLAC tracks | 2:57:45 | 725 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

If the name of György Cziffra remains unswervingly associated with Liszt, Frédéric Chopin’s music was the pianist’s true love from his very childhood. Cziffra’s mastery and sensitivity works wonders, either in the waltzes, the impromptus, the études or the first piano concerto conducted by his son, all gathered in this superb collection.

Maria Callas - Maria Callas Sings Rossini (2021)

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Maria Callas - Maria Callas Sings Rossini (2021)

Maria Callas - Maria Callas Sings Rossini (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:46:18 | 417 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Here is the Rossini volume of our series dedicated to Maria Callas! It includes the most exciting pages of the little known Armida live from Firenze, Il turco in Italia with Gianandrea Gavazzeni where she performs the main role of Fiorilla, and the famous 1957 version of Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Alceo Galliera. Her partners include Luigi Alva, Tito Gobbi or Nicolai Gedda.

Anneleen Lenaerts - Vienna Stories (2021)

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Anneleen Lenaerts - Vienna Stories (2021)

Anneleen Lenaerts - Vienna Stories (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:20:26 | 285 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

“The worlds of opera and symphony merge perfectly in daily life in Vienna, and with this album, I’m hoping to take the listener on a wonderful orchestral journey with my harp.” – Anneleen Lenaerts

Isabelle Valot - Le Jeune Amour (2021)

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Isabelle Valot - Le Jeune Amour (2021)

Isabelle Valot - Le Jeune Amour (2021)
FLAC tracks | 56:01 | 225 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Isabelle Valot is the winner of the 7th edition of Prodiges, the popular annual French TV competition for young classical musicians.With the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine and conductor Romain Dumas, and Paul Ji at the piano accompanying her on “Après un rêve” and “Le secret” (Fauré); “Les Chemins de l’Amour” (Poulenc); The Wizard of Oz: “Over the rainbow” (Harburg).A clever mixture of opera arias (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro: “Porgi Amor”; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music; Adolphe Adam’s “O Holy Night”), musicals (West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music) and songs.

Antonio Pappano - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2011)

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Antonio Pappano - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2011)

Antonio Pappano - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 436 MB | 01:24:32
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia performed Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic," in concerts to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer's death, and this 2011 EMI Classics release captures the excitement and amazing precision of the playing. While this might seem like a fairly leisurely run through the symphony, with a timing of just over 1 hour 24 minutes and requiring two discs to hold it, Pappano keeps the energy and interest levels elevated throughout, and despite taking tempos that would be momentum-killers in less skillful hands, he gives the music urgency when it most needs it.

Antonio Pappano - Dvorak: Symphony No.9 & Cello Concerto (2012)

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Antonio Pappano - Dvorak: Symphony No.9 & Cello Concerto (2012)

Antonio Pappano - Dvorak: Symphony No.9 & Cello Concerto (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 395 MB | 01:26:39
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

This live double CD of Antonin Dvorák's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" and the Cello Concerto may put listeners in two minds. On one hand, it's hard to fault Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for the refreshing interpretations and precise musical execution in both performances, and cellist Mario Brunello is exceptionally dramatic and vivid in his solo turn at the concerto. On the other, a veritable plague of sound defects seems to have descended on these recordings, largely from the close microphone placement that picks up every random noise from the musicians, as well as the general rustling one expects of a concert audience.

Nigel Kennedy - Uncensored (2021)

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Nigel Kennedy - Uncensored (2021)

Nigel Kennedy - Uncensored (2021)
FLAC tracks | 3:07:51 | 820 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Nigel Kennedy is releasing his second book in autumn, titled Uncensored. This is not an autobiography, but a journey through Nigel Kennedy’s sixty-four seasons played home and away. It begins on a freezing balcony in Brighton before taking in the Yehudi Menuhin School and New York’s Julliard School (of Artistic Mediocrity), various concert halls and recording studios, police forces around the world, Aston Villa and classical music as redefined by Nigel. Here are Nigel’s thoughts on boxing, composing, Aston Villa, Vivaldi, violins and much more, all told in Nigel’s inimitable voice and idiosyncratic fashion.

Bernard Haitink - Bernard Haitink - Homage (2021)

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Bernard Haitink - Bernard Haitink - Homage (2021)

Bernard Haitink - Bernard Haitink - Homage (2021)
FLAC tracks | 04:51:48 | 1,02 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Bernard Johann Herman Haitink built a reputation as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century with a wide repertory and meticulous yet warm and exciting performances. He studied violin at Amsterdam Conservatory, and began his musical career as a violinist in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. He took conducting studies with Felix Hupka when he was at conservatory and then two Netherlands Radio Union conducting courses with Ferdinand Leitner. He was named second conductor with the Radio Union, leading four different orchestras or ensembles. He was promoted to principal conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic itself, at the age of 27. After his good showing when called as a last-minute replacement at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in Cherubini's Requiem in 1956, the Concertgebouw Orchestra frequently engaged him as a guest conductor. After Eduard van Beinum died, two conductors were named principal conductor of the Concertgebouw: Haitink (at thirty-two the youngest principal conductor ever) and the veteran Eugen Jochum. Two years later, Jochum left, leaving Haitink in sole charge. He became the principal conductor and then artistic director of the LPO, retaining that position until 1979. He recorded frequently with both orchestras, taking care not to favor one over the other out of concern for the musicians' feelings. An example of this occurred when he was planning a recording of Strauss's Ein Heldenleben, which has one of the most prominent of solo violin parts for a concertmaster.

André Previn & London Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker & Highlights from Swan Lake (2021)

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André Previn & London Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker & Highlights from Swan Lake (2021)

André Previn & London Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker & Highlights from Swan Lake (2021)
FLAC tracks | 02:07:23 | 613 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

André Previn’s performances of the three ballets of Tchaikovsky with the London Symphony Orchestra were some of the most successful classical recordings of the 1970s. Here is a complete version of the enchanting Nutcracker in its latest remastering, enhanced with bonus tracks from the most famous pages of Swan Lake: magical renditions that have not aged a bit!

Sabine Devieilhe - Rameau: Achante et Céphise (2021)

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Sabine Devieilhe - Rameau: Achante et Céphise (2021)

Sabine Devieilhe - Rameau: Achante et Céphise (2021)
FLAC tracks | 2:10:26 | 795 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Composée en 1751 par Rameau, sur un livret de Marmontel, pour célébrer la naissance du fils aîné du Dauphin et frère de Louis XVI, la pastorale Achante et Céphise ou La Sympathie vaut surtout par son exceptionnelle richesse instrumentale au sein de laquelle les clarinettes reçoivent pour la première fois une partie séparée, en particulier dans sa riche ouverture. L’ouvrage fut donné quatorze fois, un record pour l’époque, grâce à sa valeur propre mais, peut-être avant tout, grâce au merveilleux et aux machines qu’on voyait sur scène, véritable cinéma à effets spéciaux de l’époque.

Sabine Devieilhe - Bach & Handel (2021)

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Sabine Devieilhe - Bach & Handel (2021)

Sabine Devieilhe - Bach & Handel (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:23:37 | 393 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

“Nous avions presque la sensation d’être clandestins, l’ensemble Pygmalion et moi, en cette semaine de décembre 2020 quand nous passions la grande porte de l’église dans laquelle nous enregistrions. Justificatifs de déplacement et tests n’ont finalement pas fait le poids face à la magie de cette musique. Bach et Haendel sonnent si familiers que l’apaisement opère. Nous voulions par ce programme rendre l’affliction, le repentir et la joie, le désir à travers des pages profanes et sacrées de ces deux compositeurs. De Cléopâtre à la figure du Pécheur dans la cantate BWV 199, les larmes coulent, et l’âme cherche le repos”.

Georges Cziffra - Cziffra Plays Liszt (2021)

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Georges Cziffra - Cziffra Plays Liszt (2021)

Georges Cziffra - Cziffra Plays Liszt (2021)
FLAC tracks | 4:29:53 | 820 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

The name of Georges Cziffra is unswervingly linked to Franz Liszt, an exiled Hungarian as he was himself. Cziffra was a passionate and tireless advocate of Liszt’s music, which he would record and tour all along his career: in 1956, having just fled the repression in Budapest, Cziffra won the French public’s heart performing the first concerto. This compilation gathers the most beautiful of Cziffra’s many Liszt recordings, from absolute hits such as the Hungarian Rhapsodies, to the Études d’exécution transcendante, and the piano concertos, both being digital premieres (under the batons of Pierre Dervaux and André Vandernoot respectively).

Shani Diluka - The Proust Album (2021)

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Shani Diluka - The Proust Album (2021)

Shani Diluka - The Proust Album (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:26:46 | 285 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

A great project dedicated to Marcel Proust and composers he loved, to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of his birth in 2021 and the 100-year anniversary of his death in 2022.