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Montserrat Caballe - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Montserrat Caballe - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Montserrat Caballé - The Ultimate Collection (1999) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 643 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 74321 63464 2 | Time: 02:33:02

Double disc anthology of the best recordings of the late great Spanish soprano. She had one of the most unique voices that ever recorded opera and her legacy lives on with this beautiful compendium of her most famous arias and performances.

Victor Rosenbaum - Beethoven: Piano Works (2019)

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Victor Rosenbaum - Beethoven: Piano Works (2019)

Victor Rosenbaum - Beethoven: Piano Works (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 186 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:20:25
Classical | Label: Bridge Records

Written between 1820 and 1822 at a time when Beethoven was suffering from a variety of maladies including nearly total deafness, each of these three sonatas stands alone as a great artistic achievement. Heard together in Victor Rosenbaum's magisterial performances, these works remind us of what vast new territories of the imagination Beethoven explored. Pianist Victor Rosenbaum became a member of the piano faculty at the New England Conservatory in 1967, and went on to head both the piano and chamber music departments at NEC. In addition to his long tenure at NEC, Rosenbaum was Director and President of the Longy School of Music from 1985 to 2001, where he continues as a faculty member.

Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)

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Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)

Michael Schneider, Deutscher Kammerchor, La Stagione Frankfurt - Kraus: Miserere, Requiem, Stella Coeli (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 61:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 409-2 | Recorded: 2008

Joseph Martin Kraus was born in the same year as Mozart and died only one year after him; like him, he was also a musician who revealed his extraordinary talent at an early age. It is only in recent years, however, that Kraus has again begun to receive somewhat more attention as a multitalented artistic personality. Born in Miltenberg am Main, Kraus enjoyed a career that took him to Stockholm as court music director to the music-loving King Gustavus III. In their originality his sacred compositions tower above the conventional liturgical repertoire produced in Southern Germany during the second half of the eighteenth century.

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Scans ~ 17 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875026172 | Time: 10:30:14

Eugene Istomin (1925–2003), one of America’s most respected pianists, was highly esteemed by audiences and colleagues alike for his mindful virtuosity and unusually wide-ranging repertoire. 2015 marks Istomin’s 90th birthday year, a milestone that Sony Classical celebrates with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks concerto and solo recordings in a limited original-jacket collection including 10 previously unreleased studio recordings. Many of these performances appear in their first authorized CD editions, including the 19-year-old pianist’s recorded debut in Bach’s D minor Concerto led by Adolf Busch; his youthful concerto collaborations with Pablo Casals; Chopin’s complete Nocturnes; Brahms’s Handel Variations; Schubert’s D major D 850 Sonata, plus the long-out-of-print Rachmaninoff 2nd, Tchaikovsky 1st, Brahms 2nd, and Beethoven 4th and 5th (“Emperor”) Concertos with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Newly remastered from the original analogue tapes, the discs are presented in facsimile sleeves and labels corresponding to the original LP releases. An enclosed booklet offers full discographical information, an essay by Jed Distler, and a photographic retrospective.

Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner - Mozart: Arien (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

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Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner - Mozart: Arien (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

Peter Schreier - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Arias (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016
Staatskapelle Dresden; Otmar Suitner, conductor; Walter Olbertz, cembalo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 180 Mb
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300754BC | Time: 00:51:51

Peter Schreier is unquestionably one of the greatest tenors of the twentieth century. For over 40 years he was known above all for his embodiment of Mozart tenor roles, and dazzled as a lieder singer in songs by Schubert, Schumann and Hugo Wolf. The sacred works of Johann Sebastian Bach, his oratorios and passions, formed another key element in the repertory of this native Saxon. He sang at all the world’s major opera houses – at the New York Met, at La Scala in Milan, in Buenos Aires, Vienna and Paris – and needless to say on his “home turf” of Dresden and Berlin. Not forgetting his many years of guest appearances at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. It was in Salzburg, in 1967, that he sprang into the breach as Tamino in place of Fritz Wunderlich, who died so tragically young. The successes that followed thick and fast upon that were to make Peter Schreier into the opera world’s Mozart tenor of choice in the course of the following decades.

Juilliard String Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12-15 (1989)

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Juilliard String Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12-15 (1989)

Juilliard String Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 12-15 (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 570 Mb | Total time: 134:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CBS Masterworks | MB2K 45617 | Recorded: 1980, 1981, 1983

Schubert's final four quartets represent the last flowering of the Viennese Classical style. Their melodic generosity has always appealed to music lovers (and quartet players), though in the hands of some less disciplined ensembles the music can tend to sprawl. That's never a danger with these warm, impulsive performances, which allow the music's natural lyricism to flow vigorously without ever becoming sticky or sentimental. Schubert's String Quartet No. 12 is the single movement also known as the Quartettensatz ("Quartet Movement"), but the other three quartets are full-length, indeed epic works that bear comparison with the late works of Beethoven in musical richness and profundity.

Leonardo Pierdomenico - Beethoven: Reflections (2020)

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Leonardo Pierdomenico - Beethoven: Reflections (2020)

Leonardo Pierdomenico - Beethoven: Reflections (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:31 | 143 Mb
Classical | Label: Piano Classics

The heroic voice of the greatest pianist/composer of all, recast by two of his most virtuosic successors.

Jean Muller - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (2021)

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Jean Muller - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (2021)

Jean Muller - Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 199 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:41
Classical | Label: haenssler CLASSIC

I really love the piano trio,” says Aki Takase, with a passion that mirrors her playing. “But not the old idea, where the pianist is king, and the bassist and the drummer are just sidemen. We are equal.” Indeed, all three musicians are in focus in the trio AUGE: bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener are among the most original virtuosos of their instruments…”

Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (1989)

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Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (1989)

Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 71:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 423 956-2 | Recorded: 1966

Uncritical admiration is appropriate for these Schubert Lieder, where no forcing, no technical difficulties, not even a single spoiled note are to be found. It is not possible to perform Die schöne Müllerin and the other songs more heartily, more expressively than Fritz Wunderlich and his congenial, subtle accompanist Hubert Giesen do and, fortunately, will be able to do again and again, on these two records that every music lover will have to listen to stirringly.

Minetti Quartett - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp. 64/4; 74/3; 76/5 (2009)

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Minetti Quartett - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp. 64/4; 74/3; 76/5 (2009)

Minetti Quartett - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp. 64/4; 74/3; 76/5 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD98.589 | Time: 00:56:26

This warmly recorded, naturally balanced disc is delightful. The Minetti Quartet offers three late Haydn masterpieces, played with plenty of high spirits and, in the slow movements, a fresh songfulness (both Opp. 64's and 76's are marked "cantabile") that's most affecting. There's practically nothing to criticize here. Highlights include the really zippy final prestos of Opp. 64 and 76, and the intense Largo assai of the "Rider" quartet. In the finale of the latter, the group's articulation is a touch clipped in the main theme, and as a result the music doesn't quite speak as it should, but better too much energy than too little. The minuet (really a scherzo) of Op. 76 also is terrific, smooth as silk until Haydn's disruptive syncopation sets in. If you're looking for a very attractive single-disc collection of late Haydn quartets, I can recommend this without hesitation. Playing time is a bit short–under an hour–so there was still room for another full quartet, but if this doesn't concern you terribly, then go for it.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 2: Beethoven (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 2: Beethoven (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 2: Beethoven (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.32 Gb | Total time: 14:08:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene.

Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Period, Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello (2014)

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Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Period, Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello (2014)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Period (2014) 2CDs
Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello
Matt Haimovitz, violoncello; Christopher O'Riley, fortepiano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 522 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 331 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186475 | Time: 02:19:56

This release features the complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. In this collaboration, Matt Haimovitz plays his own Goffriller cello, crafted in Venice, Italy in 1710 – outfitted with ox-gut strings also from Italy and an early 19th century rosewood tailpiece and drawn by a Dominique Peccatte bow of the same era, while Christopher O’Riley plays on an original Broadwood fortepiano made in 1823.

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Joseph Haydn: Die Tageszeiten - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7, 8 (2012)

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Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Joseph Haydn: Die Tageszeiten - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7, 8 (2012)

Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande - Joseph Haydn: Die Tageszeiten - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7, 8 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 71:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | ACC24272 | Recorded: 2012

‘The Time of Day’ provided Haydn with an inspiration to compose and his Symphony numbers 6, 7 & 8 collectively became known as The Day Trilogy. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Sigiswald Kuijken and La Petite Bande are highly respected exponents of this repertoire and this recording is no exception to their consistently high standards. Carrying on with their ‘one instrument to a part’ policy, the recording is presented in a wonderfully light and airy way, allowing the music to shine through.

Pražák Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 130 & Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (2004)

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Pražák Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 130 & Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (2004)

Pražák Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 130; Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 264 Mb | Total time: 55:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | PRD/DSD 250 206 | Recorded: 2003

Originally written as the finale of the quartet op. 130 and, in fact, finale of the set dedicated to Prince Galitsin (opp. 127, 132), the “GROSSE FUGE” (the Great Fugue) ends today the complete set of Beethoven's string quartets, providing its crowning moment as formally rigorous as deeply human by its search for absolute.

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble - Schubert: Octet in F major, D. 803 (1988)

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Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble - Schubert: Octet in F major, D. 803 (1988)

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble - Schubert: Octet in F major, D. 803 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 239 Mb | Total time: 59:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 8585 | Recorded: 1987

The Octet in F major, D. 803 was composed by Franz Schubert in March 1824. It was commissioned by the renowned clarinetist Ferdinand Troyer and came from the same period as two of Schubert's other major chamber works, the 'Rosamunde' and 'Death and the Maiden'.The Octet boasts the largest scale for any chamber work by Schubert. It is scored for a clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, cello, and a double bass. This instrumentation is similar to that of the Beethoven Septet, differing only by the addition of a second violin.