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Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

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Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)
Nancy Argenta, soprano; Catherine Robbon, alto; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Alastair Miles, bass
Schütz Choir of London; London Classical Players; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 7 35296 2 0 | Time: 00:57:45

The Mozart Requiem is one of the best-known sacred works in the classical repertoire. It was the composer's last work, and he left it unfinished at his death. British conductor Roger Norrington, a pioneer of authentic performing practice, and an outstanding group of singers present Duncan Druce's version of the Requiem, based on the latest Mozart research, together with other moving choral works.

L'arte del mondo - Goethe & Kayser: Scherz, List und Rache (2020)

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L'arte del mondo - Goethe & Kayser: Scherz, List und Rache (2020)

L'arte del mondo - Goethe & Kayser: Scherz, List und Rache (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:03:51 | 598 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche HM

In November 2019, an opera sensation was to be experienced at the Leverkusen Erholungshaus: 232 years after its creation, a comic opera was premiered with "Scherz, List und Rache" (Joke, Cunning and Revenge), for which no one less than Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had written the libretto. The music for it came from Goethe's childhood friend Philipp Christoph Kayser (1755-1823). Inspired by the Italian buffo opera, Goethe and Kayser wanted to create a new kind of German opera with "Scherz, List und Rache". The result was a turbulent three-person play about a young married couple who were cheated out of their inheritance by an old money-hungry doctor.In 2019 it was conductor Werner Ehrhardt and his ensemble l'arte del mondo who performed this opera rarity for the first time in its original instrumentation for large orchestra. Annika Boos, Cornel Frey and Florian Götz took over the vocal parts peppered with virtuoso passages. This is the world premiere recording of the singspiel in co-production with WDR and Bayer Arts & Culture

Michele Campanella - Franz Liszt - Années de pèlerinage (2020)

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Michele Campanella - Franz Liszt - Années de pèlerinage (2020)

Michele Campanella - Franz Liszt - Années de pèlerinage (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:34:36 | 513 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Odradek Records

Italian pianist Michele Campanella has become renowned as a Liszt specialist, but with customary modesty and respect for the composer's music he has chosen to wait until now to record the seminal 'Années de pèlerinage'. The desire to get to grips with these pieces dates back 50 years to when Campanella was first starting to play Liszt's music, but he waited, recognising that maturity and experience would bring him closer to Liszt's own state of mind as he composed these pieces. Liszt's dazzling virtuosity is often emphasised, but in this recording Campanella has accentuated the composer's more introspective tendencies, making this a unique and truly insightful interpretation.

Alexandre Tharaud - Le Poète du piano (2020)

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Alexandre Tharaud - Le Poète du piano (2020)

Alexandre Tharaud - Le Poète du piano (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 839 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 547 Mb | 03:58:30
Classical | Label: Erato Records, Warner Classics

Alexandre Tharaud has always defied categorization—a rare musician who dazzles equally in J.S. Bach as he does in The Beach Boys, and everything in between. Pieced together from recordings made over 30 years, this collection finds Tharaud steering us on a four-hour journey through some of the piano’s greatest solo works, thrilling and beautiful concerto movements, and an array of ravishing discoveries including the charming, post-Impressionist worlds of French composers Paul Le Flem and Jean Wiener. Elsewhere, the variety on display is breathtaking, the programming daring as Tharaud moves seamlessly from Satie to Bach, Fauré to Gershwin, even Morricone to Poulenc. It’s a bold move to place Debussy’s sumptuous “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune” after the crispness of Mozart’s “Alla Turca", for instance, but the contrast is spellbinding—as is every moment of this extraordinary piano treasury.

Calidore String Quartet - Babel (2020)

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Calidore String Quartet - Babel (2020)

Calidore String Quartet - Babel (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | 01:11:42
Classical | Label: Signum Classics

A compilation of quartets by Schumann, Shostakovich and Caroline Shaw from the acclaimed American string quartet, Calidore String Quartet, exploring the visceral forms of expression that exist at the intersection of music and language. For this recording the Calidore String Quartet gathered music which transmits ideas by imitating language; its rhythms, cadences and intentions. But it also explores what happens when music substitutes for language. When it fills the void of forbidden speech or even how it carries on when language has been exhausted.

Camilla Nylund, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele & Christian Thielemann - Wagner at Wahnfried (2020)

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Camilla Nylund, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele & Christian Thielemann - Wagner at Wahnfried (2020)

Camilla Nylund, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele & Christian Thielemann - Wagner at Wahnfried (Live at Haus Wahnfried, Bayreuth / 2020) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 159 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:38:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

In cooperation with the Bayreuth Festival and BR-Klassik, we announce the release of Bayreuth 2020: Wagner at Wahnfried. This album features Siegfried Idyll, performed by the Festival’s Music Director Christian Thielemann and members of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, and the Wesendonck Lieder, with Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund as soloist.

Katia & Marielle Labèque - Les enfants terribles (2020)

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Katia & Marielle Labèque - Les enfants terribles (2020)

Katia & Marielle Labèque - Les enfants terribles (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:08 | 145 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The new recording captures the pianists’ special artistic relationship with Philip Glass – a follow-up to the Double Piano Concerto the composer dedicated to the sisters in 2015 Presenting the opera Les Enfants terribles arranged for piano duet, dedicated to Katia & Marielle Labèque, and Etudes No. 17 & 20.

Peter Breiner - Peter Breiner: Caressing Your Soul – Calm Romantic Piano Music (2020)

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Peter Breiner - Peter Breiner: Caressing Your Soul – Calm Romantic Piano Music (2020)

Peter Breiner - Peter Breiner: Caressing Your Soul – Calm Romantic Piano Music (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:14:18 | 192 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

Peter Breiner is one of the world’s most recorded musicians, with acclaimed releases such as Beatles Go Baroque (Naxos 8.555010), accounting for millions of albums sold. An exceptional composer, arranger and an accomplished pianist, Breiner is equally at home in almost every genre of music. His origins in Slovakia and his experience in composing for films and for all kinds of audiences has resulted in a personal style that is both accessible and deeply touching. The tranquil and serene pieces for ‘Caressing Your Soul’ meld melodic substance with musical expression to provide solace, relief and peace of mind in an oasis of calming music.

Thomas Adès & Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven: Symphonies 4, 5 & 6 - Barry: The Conquest of Ireland & Viola Concerto (2020)

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Thomas Adès & Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven: Symphonies 4, 5 & 6 - Barry: The Conquest of Ireland & Viola Concerto (2020)

Thomas Adès & Britten Sinfonia - Beethoven: Symphonies 4, 5 & 6 - Barry: The Conquest of Ireland & Viola Concerto (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:19:03 | 595 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Signum Classics

The second volume of celebrated pianist, composer and conductor Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia’s collaborative performances of the works of Beethoven and Gerald Barry. Beethoven’s 4th, 5th and 6th symphonies are interspersed with Barry’s Viola Concerto (featuring Lawrence Power) and piece for orchestra and bass The Conquest of Ireland (featuring Joshua Bloom). The pairing is ideal, for Gerald Barry’s compositional style was greatly influenced by Beethoven, giving a piece a title such as Beethoven would suggest an attempt at emulating his legacy nearly two centuries after his death. His music also shows his major influence from radio, moving from the sublime and the ridiculous with carefree abandon.

Ann Hobson Pilot, English CO, Isaiah Jackson - William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concertos (1994)

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Ann Hobson Pilot, English CO, Isaiah Jackson - William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concertos (1994)

William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera - Harp Concertos (1994)
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp; English Chamber Orchestra; Isaiah Jackson, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 178 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: KOCH | # 3-7261-2 | Time: 00:49:28

The connection between Wales and the harp is a long-standing one, and Mathias's part in it began 12 years before his Harp Concerto was written, with Improvisations for harp solo; even a Welshman has to learn how to cope with such an idiosyncratic instrument. He learned his lessons well—even using semitone pedal glissandos in the second movement, and he keeps the harp audible by alternating its solo passages with orchestral ones or, when the two are working together treating the orchestra with a light touch (the celesta is used as a particularly effective companion to the harp), at other times resorting to the more familiar across-the-strings sweep. Two movements have declared Welsh associations: the first juxtaposes but does not develop three themes the second is a 'bardic' elegy; the last is simply ''joyful and rhythmic''. The whole makes pleasing listening appealing to the emotions and imagination rather than the intellect.

Hedwig Bilgram, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052- 1058 & 1060-1065 (2020)

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Hedwig Bilgram, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052- 1058 & 1060-1065 (2020)

Hedwig Bilgram, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052- 1058 & 1060-1065 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 03:27:59 | 1,11 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Above the album worked the 'Hedwig Bilgram, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter - Bach: Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052- 1058 & 1060-1065', and his release took place on 2020. The album has got songs with a total duration of more than an hour. A compilation is a compilation of original music.

Katia & Marielle Labèque - Les enfants terribles (2020)

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Katia & Marielle Labèque - Les enfants terribles (2020)

Katia & Marielle Labèque - Les enfants terribles (2020)
FLAC tracks | 63:09 | 194 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Katia and Marielle Labèque are known for the fusion and duet energy, supporting both the classical repertoire and the contemporary creation. Composer Philip Glass, whose music occupies a special place with the duo, chose to adapt for them his opera Les enfants terribles in a suite for piano duet, entrusting the adaptation to longtime collaborator/arranger, Michael Riesman.

Jörg Halubek - 50°53'53.9"N 10°33'22.6"E (Bach Organ Landscapes / Waltershausen) (2020)

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Jörg Halubek - 50°53'53.9"N 10°33'22.6"E (Bach Organ Landscapes / Waltershausen) (2020)

Jörg Halubek - 50°53'53.9"N 10°33'22.6"E (Bach Organ Landscapes / Waltershausen) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:40:02 | 429 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Berlin Classics

For this album Jörg Halubek selected selected Bach’s “Third Part of the Keyboard Exercise” – one of the rare collections of organ music that Bach set in print in his own lifetime (1739). The collection captivates him with its visionary compositional approach and a refreshingly pragmatic approach to printed layout that can still be appreciated today (cf. Gregory Butler, 1990). The compositional vision of the Clavierübung is linked for Halubek with the visionary element of Trost’s organ aesthetic. Bach thought highly of him – and will have appreciated his experiments with tone colours. As ever, a nobly dignified plenum forms the central pillar of the organ sound. Both mixtures contain thirds, resulting in combination with the softened middle register in a certain sharpness of sound, but also the clear, eloquent transparency of polyphonic works. The spatial acoustic has very little reverberation even in an empty church and is very clear. Apart from the plenum, the organ specification is mainly characterized by a wealth of eight-foot and four-foot stops: there are six 8' flue stops and three 4' flues in the Hauptwerk alone, among them a tremulant. The fine nuances in these sensitive timbres are an invitation to interpreters to experiment and to hear with new ears.

Karine Deshayes, Marie-Laure Garnier, Kaëlig Boché, Raphaël Jouan, Alphonse Cemin - Alexandre Dumas et la musique (2020)

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Karine Deshayes, Marie-Laure Garnier, Kaëlig Boché, Raphaël Jouan, Alphonse Cemin - Alexandre Dumas et la musique (2020)

Karine Deshayes, Marie-Laure Garnier, Kaëlig Boché, Raphaël Jouan, Alphonse Cemin - Alexandre Dumas et la musique (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:07:24 | 309 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Alpha

« Il y a peu d’hommes aussi impressionnables que moi à certaines beautés musicales ; plus l’instrumentation est savante et compliquée, moins je la sens, plus vite elle m’échappe ; vienne au contraire un motif simple et mélancolique, je me sens inondé d’une douceur infinie… », écrivait Alexandre Dumas. A l’occasion du 150e anniversaire de la mort du grand écrivain, cet album célèbre Dumas et la musique : « Malgré l’incompatibilité entre poésie et musique, dont l’origine serait la trop grande proximité, écrit Claude Schopp, grand spécialiste de Dumas, dans le livret qui accompagne cet enregistrement, Alexandre Dumas a accepté de collaborer avec des musiciens, composant des livrets d’opéras pour Hippolyte Monpou ou Ambroise Thomas…

Philip Chiu, Pentaedre - Hétu: Musique pour vents (2020)

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Philip Chiu, Pentaedre - Hétu: Musique pour vents (2020)

Philip Chiu, Pentaedre - Hétu: Musique pour vents (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:11:29 | 229 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ATMA Classique

Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of composer Jacques Hétu, Pentadre Wind Ensemble and pianist Philip Chiu present a recording devoted to works by this renowned Canadian composer. The program reflects Htu's great interest in wind instruments. From his Wind Quintet to the Elegy for bassoon and pieces for flute and piano, this new recording invites the listener to discover an expressive and modern musical universe. A unique musical ensemble on the Canadian landscape, Pentadre explores a diversified and original chamber music repertoire. Founded in 1985, the five artists-musicians forming the quintet are recognized for the talent, technique, precision and color they bring to their performances. The ensemble has toured extensively across Canada, and also in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Lauded as "…a pianist-painter who turns every musical idea into a beautiful array of colors" (La Presse), Philip Chiu is acclaimed for his brilliant and sensitive playing. As a soloist and chamber musician, he appears in recitals with leading international musicians including James Ehnes, and Regis Pasquier. Chiu performs regularly with Jonathan Crow, concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony, and Andrew Wan, co-concertmaster of l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montral.