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Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 24 Apr 2014 07:25:44 | Comments : 2

Albinoni - Homage To A Spanish Grandee: Concertos From Op 10 - Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 348 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 769

In this latest recording of works by Albinoni, Simon Standage directs Collegium Musicum 90 showcasing the rarely performed and recorded Op. 10 Concertos. As late as 1961, academics were unaware of Albinoni’s last set of concertos. All this changed when two small private collections were found to contain the print. Since then, the existence of Op.10 has been known to scholars, but awareness of it and curiosity about it has not really penetrated. Most of the Op.10 concertos have not been published in a modern edition, and the set has been recorded only twice before.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 24 Apr 2014 07:23:10 | Comments : 0

Bel Canto: from Monteverdi to Verdi - Simone Kermes (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony | Catalog Number: 1127897

With her new album Simone Kermes presents her dedication to bel canto. Despite the title the Baroque soprano hasn’t suddenly switched from one voice type to another but is simply following her own interpretation of this term, arguing that bel canto is “inconceivable without reference to the Baroque tradition”. The album centres around famous arias of the belcanto soprano repertoire: “Casta Diva“ from Bellini’s Norma, “O luce di quest’ anima“ from Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix and “Dolce pensiero“ from Rossini’s Semiramide.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 24 Apr 2014 06:15:24 | Comments : 1

Mozart - Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (Daniel Barenboim, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opera de Paris;
Kathleen Battle, Ann Murray, David Rendall, Matti Salminen) [1985]

EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 238 MB
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog Number: CDC 7 47342 2 | TT: 55:39

Thank you Kathleen Battle for making another masterful recording.Mozart's requiem is an excellent work,and this particular version is well recorded too.I just wish mozart wrote more music for the soprano to sing in his requiem.I must say that Verdi's requiem is the greatest ever composed,but thus far of all the requiems i've listened to,mozart's requiem must come in second.Mozart,you go boy!!Kathleen,you go girl!!!! Ps,requiems should be listened to especially on rainy evenings & nights with some introspective thoughts.Perhaps,mozart is now composing an anti-requiem for the afterlife..
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 24 Apr 2014 04:54:35 | Comments : 0

Laurent Korcia - Doubles Jeux
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 276 MB | Full Artwork: 174 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Naive # V 5066 | Country/Year: France 2006
Genre: Classical, Jazz | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

This recital disc has an unusual title that points the way toward an unusual program. "Doubles jeux" might be translated as "double play" (no baseball music, unfortunately), suggesting not only that this is a program of duets -- for violin with piano, cello, guitar, contrabass, bandoneón, or, on the last two tracks, voice -- but also the fusion of jazz and classical repertory. Violinist Laurent Korcia is not unique in having attempted the latter double play, but he pulls it off here in an unusually varied and delightful way. (...) Like so many of the releases from France's Naïve label, this one is equally successful in reimagining established repertoire and in superbly executing the new concept.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 24 Apr 2014 04:44:23 | Comments : 1

Brad Richter - A Whisper In The Desert
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 246 MB | Full Artwork: 46 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Acoustic Music Records, Rough Trade # 319.1295.242 | Country/Year: Germany 2003
Genre: Acoustic, Classical | Style: Modern Acoustic Guitar, Present 21th Century

Auf „A Whisper In The Desert“ gibt es einen bemerkenswerten Gitarristen und Komponisten der zeitgenössischen klassischen Musik zu entdecken. Der Amerikaner Brad Richter dürfte eine der kreativsten Stimmen seiner Generation sein. Seine Musik ist virtuos in Ausführung und Komposition, dabei gänzlich ungekünstelt, sinnlich, vital, verständlich und anregend...
Posted By : d'Avignon | Date : 23 Apr 2014 21:41:57 | Comments : 3

Margret Köll – L’arpa di Partenope: Harp Music from Early Baroque Naples (2014)
Classical/Baroque | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 56m17s | 271mb
Accent | cat. no. ACC 24192
Posted By : tapaz9 | Date : 23 Apr 2014 21:37:55 | Comments : 0

Tristan Keuris [1946-1996] - Complete Works (Disc 8) [repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Notes (pdf) | 366 Mb
Label:Quattro Live - Date:2009

This is the 8th CD of an 11CD’s Boxset with the complete compositorian oeuvre of one of Netherlands greatest composers of the twentieth century, Tristan Keuris. This box is a reflection of mostly historical concerts and studio recordings of ensembles that played Keuris’ music. Many different players, Radio4, Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, the Muziekcentrum van de Omroep and the NPS worked together on this project and its wonderful realisation.......
Posted By : tapaz9 | Date : 23 Apr 2014 21:31:43 | Comments : 2

Giovanni Sgambati - Complete Piano Works (P.Spada) Vol.2
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 314 Mb
Label:Arts - Date:2000

Following a deep and long research in musical archives, Pietro Spada was able to achieve the first ever complete recording of Sgambati's piano works. Giovanni Sgambati (1841-1914) was considered as the most important Italian pianist of the 19th Century. He was also recognized as the only true alternative to Franz Liszt who was formerly his teacher and later his best friend. He toured Europe with Liszt and altogether with him Sgambati founded the "Scuola Romana", one of the most important music schools of those years. As virtuoso piano player and composer, Sgambati performed .....
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 23 Apr 2014 16:10:04 | Comments : 0

Trombone Fantasy - Christian Lindberg (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 281 MB
Genre: Classicla | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1888

On this disc Christian Lindberg joins the Taipei Chinese Orchestra in a programme of works for trombone and Chinese orchestra. The disc also includes one of his own works for the orchestra, inspired by the poetic sounds of the Chinese instruments: The Wild Rose. Also by Lindberg, Kundraan was originally composed for trombone and chamber orchestra but was re-arranged for this disc. Yiu-Kwong Chung has here adapted a famous aria from the Peking opera Cursing General Cao Cao into a striking piece in which the solo trombone is supported by the traditional trio of Peking Opera (clapper and drum, descant fiddle and lute) and orchestra.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 23 Apr 2014 16:03:27 | Comments : 1

Karen Geoghegan Plays Mozart, Crusell & Kreutzer (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 231 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10613

Chandos signed Karen Geoghegan as an exclusive artist in 2007 following her wonderful performances on the BBC TV ‘Classical Star’ programme. This is her fourth recording with the label, following her CD of works by Hummel, Weber, Berwald, Jacobi, Elgar and Gershwin, her CD of French music for bassoon and piano, and her contribution, in the Suite-Concertino in F major, to Noseda’s Wolf-Ferrari CD. All of these received much acclaim, and the expressive maturity and sensitivity of her playing have quickly cemented her status as a rising star.
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Posted By : Designol | Date : 23 Apr 2014 13:31:52 | Comments : 1

Dmitry Shostakovich - Hamlet: First Complete Recording of the Published Film Score (1964/2004)
Performed by the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dmitry Yablonsky

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557446 | Time: 01:02:26

This here is the first ever complete recording of the published film score by Dmitry Shostakovich! Written in the early 1960s for Kozintsev's film (which won several film festival prizes), this score was used for a number of ballets based on Hamlet, and includes music not used in the final cut of the film! The Russian Philharmonic Orchestra brings the music fully to life.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 23 Apr 2014 08:46:04 | Comments : 2

De Rore: Missa Doulce Memoire, Missa A Note Negre - Rice, Brabant Ensemble (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67913

The Brabant Ensemble continue their investigation into unknown jewels of the Low Countries Renaissance, researched by their director Stephen Rice and recorded with equal amounts of passion and erudition by the young singers of the group. Cipriano de Rore was and is principally known as a madrigal composer, and, as Stephen Rice writes, ‘blended the contrapuntal complexity of Low Countries polyphonic style with Italian poetic texts to create a newly expressive vernacular genre’. This recording represents something of a new departure in presenting some of the least well-known aspects of the output of a composer who is justly famous in other fields.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 23 Apr 2014 08:42:13 | Comments : 2

Palestrina: Missa de Beata Virgine, Missa Ave Maria - O'Donnell, Westminster Cathedral (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 308 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55420

In this album we find Westminster Cathedral Choir at the peak of their powers, performing masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. These two magnificent and contrasting settings perfectly demonstrate why Palestrina has been acknowledged as the master of this repertoire from his lifetime to the present day.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 23 Apr 2014 04:44:23 | Comments : 1

Poulenc - Gloria, Stabat Mater (Ozawa, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Battle) [1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 224 MB
Classical | Label: DG | Catalog Number: 427 3042 7 | TT: 51’56

This is the simply a slpendid recording- well paced, energetic and in excellent sound. I have a suspicion that many people drawn to these works pay undo emphasis on the choir [or they are choir singers] and understandably get frustrating when the choir is not front and center in the musical proceedings. But what Poulenc wrote here does not emphasize the choir [he was a master instrumentalist after all!] so the orchestra should be more prominent at times. Ragardless, this is a great performance!
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 23 Apr 2014 04:15:43 | Comments : 2

Charles Ives - Complete Music For String Quartet
Leipziger Streichquartett / Steffen Schleiermacher / Yeon-Hee Kwak / Ingo Goritzki
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 291 MB | Full Artwork: 122 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 307 1143-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, he came to be regarded as an "American original". Ives combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatoric elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century...