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The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Kaija Saariaho: True Fire, Ciel d'hiver & Trans (Live) (2019)

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The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Kaija Saariaho: True Fire, Ciel d'hiver & Trans (Live) (2019)

Gerald Finley, Xavier de Maistre, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Kaija Saariaho: True Fire, Ciel d'hiver & Trans (Live) (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 269 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:35
Clasiscal, Vocal | Label: Ondine

Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952) is among the most prominent names in contemporary music scene today. This new album by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu includes world première recordings of three works by Saariaho featuring bass-baritone Gerald Finley and harpist Xavier de Maistre as soloists. True Fire is a six-movement song cycle that was written to a commission from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France, for baritone Gerald Finley with an original idea to explore the scope of the baritone voice. The texts conclusively determined what the vocal expression would be like and how the details in the musical material would shape up.

Xavier de Maistre, Vienna RSO - Aranjuez, Concertos and Dances for Harp: Falla, Rodrigo, Tarrega, Granados, Ginastera (2010)

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Xavier de Maistre, Vienna RSO - Aranjuez, Concertos and Dances for Harp: Falla, Rodrigo, Tarrega, Granados, Ginastera (2010)

Xavier de Maistre (harp) - Aranjuez: Concertos and Dances for Harp (2010)
Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo, Francisco Tarrega, Enrique Granados, Alberto Ginastera
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bertrand de Billy

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Harp | Label: RCA Red Seal/Sony | # 88697644362 | 01:08:22

If Spanish and Latin American music is not only associated with the guitar - but also with the harp, this is due above all to the internationally acclaimed Basque harpist Nicanor Zabaleta (1907-1993). Aranjuez is Xavier de Maistre's homage to his great colleague, whom he was privileged to hear perform and to whom he owes the decisive impulse to embrace a career in music. Here the brilliant young harpist plays leading works by Spanish and Latin American composers that Zabaleta helped to promote in the form of harp transcriptions.

Xavier de Maistre - Brigitte Klassik zum Genießen: Xavier de Maistre (2017)

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Xavier de Maistre - Brigitte Klassik zum Genießen: Xavier de Maistre (2017)

Xavier de Maistre - Brigitte Klassik zum Genießen: Xavier de Maistre (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 225 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | 00:56:01
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

The new series with simply beautiful music, selected by the music editors of Brigitte and Sony Classical. The French-born artist studied in Toulon, Paris and London and, in addition to graduating with his instrument, also has a degree in political science. He was the first French ever to be accepted into the Vienna Philharmonic and won the ECHO Klassik in 2009. "Simply heavenly" was the verdict of Brigitte magazine about the Debussy CD…

Xavier de Maistre - Serenata Española (2018)

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Xavier de Maistre - Serenata Española (2018)

Xavier de Maistre - Serenata Española (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 233 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 147 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:14
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Serenata Española features the unique collaboration between Xavier de Maistre and Flamenco legend & castanets soloist Lucero Tena. Xavier and Lucero were introduced to each other by conductor Jesús López Cobos. Xavier de Maistre fell in love with Lucero' story and personality. Shortly after, they decided to record a repertoire they had in common: Spanish Music. The album features compositions by Albeniz, Granados, Tarrega and de Falla, arranged for harp and castanets.

Xavier de Maistre - Notte Veneziana: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Pescetti, Alvars, Godefroid (2012)

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Xavier de Maistre - Notte Veneziana: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Pescetti, Alvars, Godefroid (2012)

Notte Veneziana: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Pescetti, Alvars, Godefroid (2012)
Xavier de Maistre, harp; L'arte del mondo; Werner Ehrhardt, concertmaster

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Classical, Baroque, Harp | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697937732 | Time: 01:01:51

Xavier de Maistre is generally fêted as the artist who has managed to liberate the harp from its reputation for wonderful but very soft sounds, and establish it as a solo instrument in the concert hall. On his album "Notte Veneziana", the internationally successful harp virtuoso plays well-known concertos by the Venetian composers Vivaldi, Marcello and Albinoni in new arrangements, combining them with original compositions for solo harp such as the sonata by Giovanni Pescetti, Godefroid’s stunning set of variations on the popular tune “Carnaval de Venise”, and “La Mandoline” by 19th-century composer Elias Parish Alvars. Xavier de Maistre's aim is to make the listener forget completely that most of the Baroque concertos heard here were not originally written for the harp, but for different melody instruments. He finds it fascinating to bring out new timbres in the arrangements, some of which he pens himself. Vivaldi's famous concerto "Winter", in particular, seems to him to be predestined for playing on the harp, and his interpretation does indeed present this often-heard work in a totally new guise.

Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Tanguy de Williencourt - Debussy: Les Trois Sonates (2018)

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Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Tanguy de Williencourt - Debussy: Les Trois Sonates (2018)

Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Javier Perianes, Xavier de Maistre, Antoine Tamestit, Magali Mosnier, Tanguy de Williencourt - Debussy: Les Trois Sonates: The Late Works (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 197 Mb | Total time: 54:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi ‎| HMM902303 | Recorded: 2017, 2018

The harmonia mundi label's ongoing series of recordings marking the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy continues with this fascinating album of chamber works. On it, violinist Isabelle Faust has brought together an all-star team of musicians including cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, violist Antoine Tamestit, flutist Magali Mosnier, harpist Xavier de Maistre and pianists Alexander Melnikov, Javier Perianes, and Tanguy de Williencourt. Three sonatas are the focal point here, with accompanied works for cello and violin complemented by the glorious Sonata for flute, Viola and Harp. The remainder of the program features a colorful selection of piano works from the composer's late period.

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008) [Re-Up]

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Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008) [Re-Up]

Xavier de Maistre, Diana Damrau - Nuit d'Etoiles: Harp Music by Claude Debussy (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 88697222492 | Time: 01:13:18

In many ways, Debussy’s piano music finds its rightful home on the harp. Apart from the distinctive textural and colouristic elements in the writing itself, we have contemporary accounts of Debussy’s piano-playing that refer to his ability to make you forget a piano even had hammers. Of course, this doesn’t allow for dreamy, “impressionistic” interpretations; rather, it makes clarity and precision absolute imperatives – which qualities we find in abundance in this recital by Xavier de Maistre and friends.