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Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 18 Apr 2014 23:30:16 | Comments : 0

Brahms: String Quintets - Lawrence Power, Takacs Quartet (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67900

The Takács Quartet have been recently described as ‘one of the world’s most distinguished ensembles’. Here they collaborate with Britain’s greatest living viola player, Lawrence Power, who with his long association with The Nash Ensemble among others has also proved himself a remarkable chamber musician.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 18 Apr 2014 23:25:26 | Comments : 0

Chopin: Polonaises - Rafal Blechacz (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 178 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001888302

Rafal Blechacz’ recital of Chopin’s Polonaises will be welcomed by his large number of fans, who have eagerly awaited this release. Blechacz’s way with Polonaises will be a landmark recording of this highly emotional, popular and poetic music. The recording will include seven Polonaises, one of which is the Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, op. 61 “Polonaise Fantaisie”.
Posted By : tapaz9 | Date : 18 Apr 2014 21:39:07 | Comments : 1

Brian Ferneyhough - Promotheus - La chute d'Icare - On Stellar Magnitudes - Superscriptio - Carceri d'Invenzione III (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 271 Mb
Label:Accord - Date:1997

These works (from 1967 to 1994) not only bring out multiple links, both in compositional conception as well as in content, but they also bear witness to the continuity, the coherence and the deepening of an approach which is both strong and original. Ferneyhough's work are extremely dense and virtuoso, composed right through with a meticulousness and a rigor which seek to canalize a powerfully eruptive material.......
Posted By : tapaz9 | Date : 18 Apr 2014 21:19:18 | Comments : 0

George Enescu - Complete orchestral works, Vol.3
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 341 Mb
Label:Olympia - Date:1994

George Enescu is one of the great misteries of classical music. As a child he was so prodigious as to have written 4 study symphonies on the age of 15. His first symphony was writtem when he was almost 17 and reveals a radiant,colourfull yet innovative kind of music for his time.
Enescu was discribed by Casalas as the most brilliant and gifted composer since Mozart,but his orchestral works are hardly played or recorded......
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Posted By : luckburz | Date : 18 Apr 2014 16:05:30 | Comments : 0

Richard Strauss - Lieder
Soile Isokoski / Marita Viitasalo
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 229 MB | Full Artwork: 100 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Ondine # ODE 1187-2 | Country/Year: Finland 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic, Early 20th Century, Vocal

The lustrous voice of Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski graces the work of Richard Strauss on this album of his lieder. Isokoski is accompanied by Marita Viitasalo, her longtime accompanist who is a fine match. Isokoski's voice is full yet clean and cool; there is a crispness to her resonance. Her diction is always clear, as is exemplified in "Gute Morgen"; German is a natural match for her (though she does not pronounce her ending Es as a schwa, as is more commonly done)...
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Posted By : luckburz | Date : 18 Apr 2014 14:46:00 | Comments : 5

Adolph Henselt - Piano Trio, Duo, Variations
Claudius Tanski / Benjamin Schmid / Clemens Hagen / Vincent Levesque
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 331 MB | Full Artwork: 134 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold, Edition IME" # 312 1022-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2000
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

...Tanski’s talent makes the Variations de Concert an enjoyable closer. In this, the aria “Io son ricco e tu sei bella” from Donizetti’s Elisire d’Amore is given the usual 19th century virtuoso treatment by Henselt, but Tanski never gives in to flash. He evokes a broad range of emotions, always managing to keep things from becoming kitsch. By himself, Tanski is worthy of a warm recommendation...
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 18 Apr 2014 04:58:56 | Comments : 0

Simone Kermes: Colori d'Amore (Claudio Osele) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 357 MB
Classical | Label: Sony | Catalog Number: 88697789202 | TT: 73’52

Perfect breath control, perfect pitch control, pitch-perfect affect, an absolute model performance of baroque arias by Alessandro Scarlatti, Bonocini, Caldara, and Broschi, chosen from operas that are tragically unlikely to be produced anywhere near you anytime soon. There's been a glorious abundance of 'recital' CDs by sopranos and altos who have mastered the special vocal techniques for singing 17th and 18th C arias; I'll list some of my favorites in the first comment below. This recording - Colori d'Amore - Colors of Love - may well be the best. And I may need to endow a Prize to back up my opinion. It's appreciably better than Kermes's 2007 recording of Vivaldi motets with the Venice Baroque Orchestra. It seems worthy of being a career pinnacle for this established star of the opera stage.
Posted By : DanseDePuck | Date : 17 Apr 2014 20:42:00 | Comments : 7

Ferenc Fricsay · Music Transfigured: Remembering Ferenc Fricsay [DVD9] Une vie trop brève
Sound: PCM Stereo | DVD9 | NTSC | 4:3 ratio | Original Version: German, English | Subs: English, French
51 mins + 23 mins [Xtras] | 6.53 GB | Medici Arts # 3078528 | Rel. 2008 | Full Scans | WinRar [5% Rec]
Directed by Gérald Caillat | A film by Stephen Wright & Gérald Caillat

From the Notes:Although his international career lasted little more than a decade, from 1948 to 1960, Ferenc Fricsay's stylish and electrifying performances on the podium earned him fame as one of the most promising orchestral conductors of the second half of the 20th century. He worked relentlessly and his pursuit of absolute perfection made him both respected and feared amongst singers and musicians alike. And had he lived longer, he would undoubtedly have ranked amongst the greatest, easily on a par with a Bernstein or a Karajan....
Posted By : tapaz9 | Date : 17 Apr 2014 15:28:12 | Comments : 2

Anton Eberl - Piano concertos op. 32 & 40
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 267 Mb
Label:CPO - Date:2011

CPO has yet again magnificently endorsed the modern musical world, adding two long-neglected gems from the late classical era to the recording catalogue. Here, in CPO's new release of Anton Eberl's two piano concertos, we have been given the privilege of listening to Eberl's formidable piano music, for which he was better known in his day. A fine pianist and composer of several operas, symphonies among other works, Eberl's piano playing had an unusual fire and facility. Best remembered as a composer for the keyboard than for his operas, he carved and shaped his music with confused modulations, while ......A most delectable recording!
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Posted By : tapaz9 | Date : 17 Apr 2014 15:19:59 | Comments : 3

Emmanuel Chabrier - Piano Works Vol. 1
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 249 Mb
Label:Naxos - Date:1994

Chabrier's La bourrée fantasque was written in 1891 and dedicated to the pianist Edouard Risler. Alfred Cortot was later to draw attention to the innovative nature of the piece in its translation of orchestral effects to the keyboard, suggesting the composer's own wild and energetic style of performance, that might leave instruments damaged with a broken string or two. The Bourrée opens with a vigorous Spanish theme, followed by a more lyrical melody, the two themes later combined. Among Chabrier's papers an orchestration of part of the work was found, but it has become widely known ......
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 17 Apr 2014 04:09:51 | Comments : 1

Joyce DiDonato: Drama Queens (Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 373 MB
Classical | Label: Virgin | Catalog Number: 5099960265425 | TT: 77’18

Following the success of her 2011 album, Diva Divo, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato presents an exciting collection of virtuosic arias in her 2012 release on Virgin, Drama Queens. Drawing on royal roles in Baroque operas by Handel, Monteverdi, and Haydn, as well as selections from such minor composers as Orlandini, Porta, Keiser, Hasse, Cesti, and Giacomelli, DiDonato demonstrates both her impressive vocal abilities and a wide range of characterizations...
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 16 Apr 2014 15:31:55 | Comments : 1

Arensky: Piano Music - Adam Neiman (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 213 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8572233

All of the works on the present recital are similar in that they are all less than five minutes in length. If there is one strong point to Arensky’s compositional skills, it is that he is able to use this characteristic to his advantage to create mood quickly and effectively. Once Arensky has chosen the basic mood of the piece, there is a fundamental continuity of mood that exists until the end. But though many of the lyrical pieces make pleasant listening, most of the melodic material is forgettable. That said, there are beautifully conceived moments, in which Arensky’s attention to details of figuration brings much interest to the pieces. One such moment can be found in the lyrical D-Major Etude of op. 74, with its static sense of waterfall-like arpeggiations.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 16 Apr 2014 15:25:27 | Comments : 0

Giles Swayne: The Silent Land, Magnificat, Ave Verum Corpus - Wallfisch, Ross, Dmitri Ensemble (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 265 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8572595

The four pieces on this disc span three decades of Giles Swayne’s choral music, their striking echoes of Latin plainchant, Tudor polyphony and traditional African music providing contrasting and complementary strands characteristic of this much-travelled composer.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 16 Apr 2014 11:34:49 | Comments : 1

Stamitz, Hoffmeister: Viola Concertos - Chang, Thakar, Baltimore Chamber Orchetra (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8572162

Stamitz was a violinist, violist and composer, a formidable virtuoso who absorbed much from his predecessors in the Mannheim school. His Viola Concerto in D is a brilliantly conceived work, full of technical demands more often encountered in virtuosic nineteenth-century music. Allied to this is a rich sense of colour and intricate scoring, making this one of the outstanding works of its century. Hoffmeister is better known as a publisher but his two concertos are adorned with rich melodic beauty, elegance and tonal breadth. They are performed by soloist Victoria Chiang.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 16 Apr 2014 11:32:20 | Comments : 1

Across The Sea - Chinese-American Flute Concertos / Bezaly, Shui, Singapore Symphony Orchestra (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 251 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1739

Flautist Sharon Bezaly with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Lan Shui here play the music of three composers who are all resident in the USA, but have their roots across the Pacific Ocean, in China. Philosophical, musical and literary aspects of this Chinese heritage are in evidence in the works recorded here.