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Placido Domingo - Placido Domingo Sings Wagner (2022)

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Placido Domingo - Placido Domingo Sings Wagner (2022)

Placido Domingo - Placido Domingo Sings Wagner (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 888 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 525 MB
3:03:03 | Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Having risen to fame in Italian opera, Plácido Domingo (then at the height of his artistic powers) later took up the Wagnerian repertoire with undeniable success. He played both Tristan and Siegfried on stage in around 200 performances each! This collection includes his noted performance as Tristan in the praised Antonio Pappano version (featuring Nina Stemme), love duets from Siegfried and Tristan with Deborah Voigt, major scenes from the Ring conducted by Pappano with Natalie Dessay and Violeta Urmana… It also includes, for the first time in digital, a live recording of the first act of Die Walküre, with Daniel Barenboim at the baton!

Montreal SO & Chorus, Pascal Roge, Charles Dutoit - Ravel: Orchestral Works; Piano Concertos, etc (2005) 4CD Box Set

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Montreal SO & Chorus, Pascal Roge, Charles Dutoit -  Ravel: Orchestral Works; Piano Concertos, etc (2005) 4CD Box Set

Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works; Piano Concertos;
L'Enfant et les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade (2005) 4CD Box Set
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal & Chœurs; Charles Dutoit, conductor
Pascal Rogé, piano; John Zirbel, horn; Theodor Baskin, oboe;
Catherine Dubosc, soprano; Timothy Hutchins, flute

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Scans ~ 33 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6891 DC4 | Time: 05:03:53

For listeners who prefer their Ravel lushly textured, luminously colored, and luxuriantly impressionistic, this four-disc set of his orchestral music performed by Charles Dutoit and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal will be just the thing. Recorded between 1981 and 1995 in warmly opulent Decca sound and including all the canonical works plus the two piano concerts and the opera L'Enfant et les sortiléges, Dutoit's approach to Ravel is decidedly sensual, even tactile. One can feel the excitement in the closing "Dance générale" of Daphnis et Chloé, sense the energy in La Valse, smell the sea in Une barque sur l'océan, and touch the dancer's flushed skin in Boléro. This is not to say that details are lost in Dutoit's performances – with the superlative playing of the Montreal orchestra, one can assuredly hear everything in the scores. Nor is this to say that Dutoit neglects the music's clear shapes and lucid forms – with a decisive beat and a clean technique, Dutoit's interpretations are models of clarity. But it is assuredly to assert that, for sheer aural beauty, these recordings cannot be beat. With the very virtuosic and very French playing of Pascal Rogé in the two piano concertos plus very characterful singing in L'Enfant, this set will be mandatory listening for all those who love Ravel.

Joan Sutherland - The Art Of The Prima Donna (Remastered) (2000)

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Joan Sutherland - The Art Of The Prima Donna (Remastered) (2000)

Joan Sutherland - The Art Of The Prima Donna (Remastered) (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 562 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 280 MB
1:48:58 | Scans Included | Classical | Label: Decca

Thirty years on, and one might well fear that the critical excesses of (relative) youth will have to be expiated at last. Was this recital really as marvellous as some of us thought at the time in spite of the reservations of our elders and betters? And does it stand now, as subsequent comparisons have tended to suggest, not so much as the early work of a great singer in the making, but rather as containing much of the material by which her achievements as a singer can be most favourably judged?

Ormesby Ensemble - Sir Donald Tovey: Chamber Music Vol. 2 (2017)

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Ormesby Ensemble - Sir Donald Tovey: Chamber Music Vol. 2 (2017)

Ormesby Ensemble - Sir Donald Tovey: Chamber Music Vol. 2 (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 319 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:47
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics

The exploration of Sir Donald Tovey’s music on Toccata Classics continues apace with two highly contrasted works: the bright, Classically oriented Variations on a Theme by Gluck, Op. 28, for flute and string quartet written in 1913 and the Piano Quintet from thirteen years earlier – an expansive, Brahmsian work of symphonic scale: it is almost an hour in length.

Claudio Ronco & Emanuela Vozza - Bischoff: 6 Cello Sonatas, Op. 1 (2021)

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Claudio Ronco & Emanuela Vozza - Bischoff: 6 Cello Sonatas, Op. 1 (2021)

Claudio Ronco & Emanuela Vozza - Bischoff: 6 Cello Sonatas, Op. 1 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 307 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:07:34
Classical | Label: Urania Records

The first recording of Johann Carl Bischoff's Six Sonatas for Cello performed by Claudio Ronco and Emanuela Vozza on period instruments. Johann Carl Bischoff (1747-1800) was a a German composer and a virtuoso cellist. He became a member of the court orchestra of the Duke of Anhalt-Dessau in the 1770s. In 1793, Bischoff invented a cello-like instrument, which he named the Harmonicello. The instrument had five bowed gut strings and ten sympathetic metal ones.

John Barry ‎- The Real... John Barry: The Ultimate Collection (2016) 3 CDs

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John Barry ‎- The Real... John Barry: The Ultimate Collection (2016) 3 CDs

John Barry ‎- The Real… John Barry: The Ultimate Collection (2016) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 925 Mb | Scans included | 02:50:36
Soundrtacks, Easy Listening, Orchestral | Label: Sony | # 88985373242

54 compositions from the legendary composer on 3CDs, packaged in a fold out card digipack. Includes The James Bond Theme, Zulu, Midnight Cowboy, Coney Island, The Lion In Winter, Out of Africa, Dances With Wolves, The Ipcress File, The Quiller Memorandum, and many many more!

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Johann Sebastian Bach: Concertos (2001) 5CD Box Set

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Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Johann Sebastian Bach: Concertos (2001) 5CD Box Set

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - J.S. Bach: Concertos (2001) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.64 Gb | Scans ~ 61 Mb | Time: 04:56:00
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv Produktion | # 4637252

This is a really great five-CD set. You get all of Bach's concertos except the Brandenburgs - which is a shame because Pinnock's Brandenburgs are terrific. Nonetheless, this remains an absolutely cracking collection of some of Bach's most enjoyable music in excellent performances. In the Harpsichord Concertos Pinnock is himself the soloist and shows why he is such a very well-liked and highly regarded musician. The music springs to life under his fingers (and under his direction) and many of these performances set new and enduring standards when first released in the early 1980s. They have informed much subsequent Bach playing and have worn extremely well themselves, sounding as fresh and involving as they did nearly 30 years ago. He is joined by other fine harpsichordists in the concerti for two, three and four harpsichords, (Kenneth Gilbert, Nicholas Kraemer and Lars Ulrich Mortensen) and the Concerto for Four Harpsichords in particular is an absolute joy.

Orlando Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76 Nos. 4 & 6 (2006)

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Orlando Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76 Nos. 4 & 6 (2006)

Orlando Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76 Nos. 4 & 6 (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 233 MB | 46:51
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips

Founded in Holland in 1976 by the Romanian cellist Stefan Metz, with two German colleagues and a Norwegian, the Orlando Quartet enjoyed a very rapid ascent and a dazzling reputation, before disappearing in 1997. After working with Zoltàn Székely (first violin of the Hungarian String Quartet), and then with violinist and quartettist Sándor Végh, the young ensemble took several international prizes. Quickly snapped up by Philips, they soon began to put out recordings which met with great international success, and which included several of Hayden's quartets (op. 54 and the present album, dedicated to two quartets from op. 76), the quartets of Debussy and Ravel, Mozart's string quartets and his Oboe Quartet with Heinz Holliger, and a remarkable version of Schubert's Death and the Maiden (Quartet n° 14).

Quatuor Voce, Jodie Devos, Juliette Hurel & Emmanuel Ceysson - Poétiques de l'instant (2022)

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Quatuor Voce, Jodie Devos, Juliette Hurel & Emmanuel Ceysson - Poétiques de l'instant (2022)

Quatuor Voce, Jodie Devos, Juliette Hurel & Emmanuel Ceysson - Poétiques de l'instant (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 329 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:46
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

The Quatuor Voce presents Poétiques de l’instant, a long-term project and a diptych of recordings that aim to combine two of the key works in the repertory of any string quartet – the masterpieces of Debussy and Ravel – with other pieces of music and new compositions. This first instalment focuses on Debussy’s Quartet and the Quatuor Voce has enlisted a young composer, Yves Balmer, for the works that revolve around it: he has arranged the Proses lyriques song cycle and has also composed a new piece, Fragments soulevés par le vent. To record this programme, the quartet has chosen to perform alongside three exceptional artists, the soprano Jodie Devos, the flautist Juliette Hurel and the harpist Emmanuel Ceysson.

Tredegar Town Band, Ross Knight, Ian Porthouse, Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams on Brass (2022)

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Tredegar Town Band, Ross Knight, Ian Porthouse, Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams on Brass (2022)

Tredegar Town Band, Ross Knight, Ian Porthouse, Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams on Brass (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 240 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:29
Classical | Label: Albion Records

In 2022 we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vaughan Williams, and there is no better way to do so than with this album of brass band music. The album includes the composer's three pieces for brass band - Henry the Fifth Overture, Prelude on Three Welsh Hymns and Variations for Brass Band. In addition we hear the brass band version of the Tuba Concerto and many new arrangements of popular pieces by Paul Hindmarsh (who curated and produced the album) and Phillip Littlemore.

Oulu Symphony Orchestra & Johannes Gustavsson - Norman: Orchestral Works (2022)

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Oulu Symphony Orchestra & Johannes Gustavsson - Norman: Orchestral Works (2022)

Oulu Symphony Orchestra & Johannes Gustavsson - Norman: Orchestral Works (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 262 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:45
Classical | Label: Ondine

This album includes a large portion of the orchestral works written by Ludvig Norman (1831–1885), ‘The Swedish Brahms’, including his masterpiece work, Symphony No. 3, performed by the Oulu Symphony Orchestra under Johannes Gustavsson. Ludvig Norman was a highly fascinating artist who inspired a generation of Swedish composers and was widely respected, although his 3rd Symphony was premièred only after the composer’s death.

Giuseppe Bruno - Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 557, D. 575 & D. 760 (2022)

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Giuseppe Bruno - Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 557, D. 575 & D. 760 (2022)

Giuseppe Bruno - Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 557, D. 575 & D. 760 (2022)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:05 | 151 Mb
Classical | Label: OnClassical

Franz Schubert's Piano Sonata in A-flat major D 557 was composed in May 1817. The work is relatively short and a performance takes somewhat between 10 and 15 minutes. The sonata is cheerful and uncomplicated, and carries remembrances of Mozart and the Baroque era. The fact that the last movement is in the key of E-flat major rather than the tonic key of A-flat major is evidence in favor of Schubert possibly intending to add a fourth movement, although the extant third movement has much of the character of a finale.

Antony Gray - Poulenc: Complete Music for Solo Piano (2015)

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Antony Gray - Poulenc: Complete Music for Solo Piano (2015)

Antony Gray - Poulenc: Complete Music for Solo Piano (2015)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 991 MB
6:06:41 | Classical, Piano | Label: ABC Classic

Graceful and elegant, joyously exuberant, witty and wise, innocent yet sophisticated, hauntingly eloquent, deeply passionate and irresistibly beautiful: the solo piano music of Francis Poulenc reveals a world of emotion, intellect and variety. From the gentle poetry of his Novelettes and Nocturnes to the tongue-in-cheek brilliance of the Promenades, the bittersweet yet tender nostalgia of the Soir es de Nazelles, and the sheer delight of Babar the Elephant, this 5CD album presents the complete solo piano works of this extraordinary composer. Australian pianist Antony Gray, internationally acclaimed for his unique blend of musical insight and technical mastery, places his remarkable talents at the service of Poulenc's genius in this landmark collection. Includes world-premiere recordings of nine works.

John Zorn - Suite for Piano (2022)

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John Zorn - Suite for Piano (2022)

John Zorn - Suite for Piano (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 261 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 104 MB
45:43 | Jazz, Classical | Label: Tzadik

Inspired in part by the Goldberg Variations and Schoenberg’s solo piano music, “Suite For Piano” is Zorn’s very personal take on some of the oldest traditional classical forms. It is performed here by one of the most dedicated, virtuosic, and passionate interpreters in the Zorn universe, Brian Marsella, whose educational experience (too “jazz” for the classical world and too “classical” for the jazz world) makes him the perfect interpreter of Zorn’s cross-pollinating musical poetics. Accompanied by the telepathic rhythm section of Jorge Roeder and Ches Smith (Heaven and Earth Magick) this is a beautiful and soulful program of music for the classic instrumentation of piano, bass, and drums.

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 18991 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 86 min | 22,0 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4146 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 5000 kbps / 29,97 fps | 86 min | 5,32 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2000 kbps / 29,97 fps | 86 min | 3,51 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

"The audience knows that the performance of a Mahler symphony is not only a musical experience, but is also emotionally effective" (R. Chailly). This counts especially for Mahler's enigmatic sixth symphony, an emotionally stirring challenge for both performers and listeners, whilst also being one of the most impressive works in musical history. Chailly's interpretation with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is "intensely great" (Die Presse). "Chailly uncompromisingly considers this sixth symphony through the lens of modernity; looking forward, not retrospectively staying in 'late romantic'. In this celebrated orchestra, all sections splendidly come together and fulfil an 'open' sound, conserving whilst respecting its original beauty." (Salzburger Nachrichten)