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Gunther Groissbock, Malcolm Martineau - Mannerliebe und Leben (2024)

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Gunther Groissbock, Malcolm Martineau - Mannerliebe und Leben (2024)

Gunther Groissbock, Malcolm Martineau - Mannerliebe und Leben (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 1:13:17 | 304 Mb
Genre: Classical

Following the successful album "Nicht Wiedersehen!", the internationally acclaimed bassist Günther Groissböck and one of the most distinguished pianists in his field, Malcolm Martineau, are now dedicating their new programme to the subject of love; under the title "Männerliebe und Leben" (Men's Love and Life), they explore love from a man's point of view - based on Schumann's well-known cycle "Frauenliebe und -leben" (Women's Love and Life). Beginning with what is probably the first song cycle in music history, "An die ferne Geliebte" by Ludwig van Beethoven, the well-rehearsed duo then present Schumann's "Dichterliebe". Three songs by Anton Bruckner ("Im April", "Herbstkummer" and "Mein Herz und deine Stimme") are preceded by other selected songs by Johannes Brahms, including "Wie bist du, meine Königin", "Unbewegte laue Luft", "Die Mainacht" and "Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen".

Thomas Christian, Sina Kloke - Mayseder: Violin and Piano (2024)

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Thomas Christian, Sina Kloke - Mayseder: Violin and Piano (2024)

Thomas Christian, Sina Kloke - Mayseder: Violin and Piano (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:44:36 | 800 Mb
Genre: Classical

Joseph Mayseder took part in a performance of Joseph Haydn’s oratorio “The Seven Last Words” in 1803 when he was only 14 years old. In later years, he played in numerous Viennese orchestras, including under the direction of Beethoven and Schubert, and was concertmaster of the Vienna Court Orchestra from 1830. He composed numerous violin works and chamber music at a young age, primarily for his own performance. Mayseder’s compositions were performed in thousands of concerts worldwide in the 19th century, including by artists such as Henri Vieuxtemps, Joseph Hellmesberger, Franz Liszt and Giovanni Bottesini; however, they are still considered an forgotten gems today. Vienna-based violinist Thomas Christian, who has already released recordings of the violin concerto and virtuoso works with string quartet by Joseph Mayseder, presents a cross-section of Mayseder’s works for violin and piano on this double CD with the versatile pianist Sina Kloke. The works, all world premiere recordings, range from variations on opera arias to polonaises and fantasies to duos for violin and piano. The combination of virtuosity and unmistakable Viennese charm plays a central role in the interpretation of Mayseder’s oeuvre.

Andreas Eggertsberger - Spatlese / Late Harvest (2024)

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Andreas Eggertsberger - Spatlese / Late Harvest (2024)

Andreas Eggertsberger - Spatlese / Late Harvest (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:14:18 | 213 / 170 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label:Gramola Records

The pianist Andreas Eggertsberger, who studied in Austria and the USA with Karl Heinz Kämmerling and Oleg Maisenberg, among others, deals with the late works of three composers on his new album “Spätlese” (Late Harvest): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms and Frédéric Chopin. Whether a work is considered a late work has less to do with the composer’s age and more to do with where the breaking points and further developments are in a composer’s oeuvre. Some of the three selected masters were still young when they entered their late phase: Mozart was in his late twenties when he composed his Fantasia K. 475 and Sonata in C minor K. 457, Chopin was thirty-four when he composed his third and final Sonata in B minor, and Brahms was fifty-nine when he composed his Three Intermezzi Op. 117. Many a future is anticipated. Mozart, for example, builds a bridge to Beethoven with his Fantasy and Sonata in C minor. Chopin, on the other hand, takes a look at late Romanticism and beyond with his increasingly bold harmonies, and Brahms foreshadows musical developments that would only become influential in the 20th century.

Remy Ballot - 10 Symphonies (2023)

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Remy Ballot - 10 Symphonies (2023)

Remy Ballot - 10 Symphonies (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 782:24 min | 3.07 / 1,74 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

A native of Paris, conductor Rémy Ballot began his music studies with violin lessons, and he went on to study music theory and pedagogy at the Paris Conservatoire. He met Sergiu Celibidache when he was 16, and prepared for a conducting career, forming his own orchestra while still a student. In 2004, Ballot became a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, playing first violin, while finding opportunities to conduct the ORF Vienna Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Massenet's Manon and Hindemith's Mathis der Maler. He also participated in preparing a performance of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde at the Opéra in Nantes.

Thomas Albertus Irnberger, Michael Korstick - Prokofiev - Works for Violin and Piano (2023)

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Thomas Albertus Irnberger, Michael Korstick - Prokofiev - Works for Violin and Piano (2023)

Thomas Albertus Irnberger, Michael Korstick - Prokofiev - Works for Violin and Piano (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:38:10 | 434 / 225 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

Thomas Albertus Irnberger, the Salzburg violinist, who performs worldwide, and Michael Korstick, piano, internationally known for his Beethoven interpretations, release works by Sergei Prokofiev for violin and piano on this double SACD. With unmatched precision in ensemble play and critically acclaimed virtuosity, the performers present the two sonatas for violin and piano, Op. 80 and Op. 94a, the “Five Melodies, Op. 35a” and “Five Pieces from Cinderella”. Also included on this recording is the Sonata for Violin solo, Op. 115. Irnberger dedicates this recording to Igor Oistrakh, who was born in Ukraine and died in 2021, from whom he received important impulses for his own playing, and whose father David Oistrakh was one of the most important Prokofiev interpreters and friends of the composer.

Klangkollektiv Wien & Remy Ballot - Beethoven Quartette (2023)

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Klangkollektiv Wien & Remy Ballot - Beethoven Quartette (2023)

Klangkollektiv Wien & Remy Ballot - Beethoven Quartette (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 1:10:42 | 340 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

The repertoire of KLANGKOLLEKTIV WIEN with their conductor Rémy Ballot is focused on famous as well as lesser known works of the Viennese classical period. This live recording presents the two late string quartets No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, and No. 16 in F major, Op. 135, by Ludwig van Beethoven in a version for string orchestra. The working title of this concerto, "Music from the Inner Silence," refers to the fact that at the time of the composition of these works, Beethoven had probably already completely lost his sense of hearing - he seems to be turning more and more toward an inner, spiritual world. Thus, these two great quartets encompass in their musical substance all possible affective states of the complexity of the soul and existence, were considered avant-garde not only at the time, and in many ways herald the boldness of the Viennese School and the innovations of Béla Bartók's quartets. This effect is significantly enhanced by the expansion of the orchestra from four to 16 musicians.

Meira Farkas - Schubert: Klavierwerke, Vol. 3 (2022)

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Meira Farkas - Schubert: Klavierwerke, Vol. 3 (2022)

Meira Farkas - Schubert: Klavierwerke, Vol. 3 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:02:32 | 329 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

The Romanian-born pianist Meira Farkas was already on stage at a young age with great artistic personalities such as Itzhak Perlman, Rudolf Serkin, Pinchas Zukerman or Pablo Casals. After already two double albums with piano works by Franz Schubert, Farkas now presents the third part of her Schubert recordings. This includes the Piano Sonatas No. 1 in E major, D. 157, No. 4 in A minor D. 537 and No. 14 in A minor, D. 784, the four Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899 as well as Litanei (on the feast of All Souls), Erstarrung (from Winterreise) and Ständchen (from Schwanengesang), three transcriptions of Schubert songs by Franz Liszt.The renowned critic Karl Löbl reviewed her first Schubert album: «With her, the sonatas never become lecture demos. Rather, they comprise a lyrical or dramatic, sad and occasionally even humorous monologue. Leave-taking from this world without a hint of wrath: in fact, almost heaven ».

Thomas Albertus Irnberger - Brahms: Piano Trios (2022)

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Thomas Albertus Irnberger - Brahms: Piano Trios (2022)

Thomas Albertus Irnberger - Brahms: Piano Trios (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:44:55 | 431 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

For this complete recording of Johannes Brahms' piano trios, the internationally successful Salzburg violinist Thomas Albertus Irnberger chose his usual top-class ensemble partners. Irnberger has long had an intense artistic friendship with the versatile cellist David Geringas, who, like the Russian-born pianist Lilya Zilberstein, can point to a number of recordings that are as long as they are impressive.The Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8 can be heard here in the revised version, which closes the time gap of almost 25 years to the other two trios (No. 2 in C major, Op. 87 and No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101), since the revision took place after the completion of these works and thus at the peak of Brahmsian compositional art.
For the Trio for Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114, Brahms envisaged the viola as an alternative instrumentation from the very beginning, which is mastered by Irnberger as brilliantly as the violin.

Wolfgang Hentrich, Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, SoRyang - A Summer Night’s Concert (2022)

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Wolfgang Hentrich, Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, SoRyang - A Summer Night’s Concert (2022)

Wolfgang Hentrich, Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, SoRyang - A Summer Night’s Concert (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:30:57 | 394 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

In the recording of the festive summer concert with pianist SoRyang and Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, the string orchestra of Germany’s music schools, conducted by Wolfgang Hentrich from the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein on August 1, 2021, an attractive selection of works can be heard with Edvard Grieg’s Suite "From Holberg’s Time", the 2nd Piano Concerto in F minor by Frédéric Chopin, as well as Roland Baumgartner’s Gondellied Variation for piano, harp and string orchestra, in which the composer resorted to the Venetian Gondola Song from Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Songs without Words.

Vera Karner, Andrés Añazco - Valle-Lattanzio: Works for Clarinet & Piano (2022)

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Vera Karner, Andrés Añazco - Valle-Lattanzio: Works for Clarinet & Piano (2022)

Vera Karner, Andrés Añazco - Valle-Lattanzio: Works for Clarinet & Piano (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:08:50 | 303 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

Alejandro del Valle-Lattanzio, born in Bogotá, Columbia in 1986, moved to Vienna in 2007 to complete his studies. It was in 2013 at the latest that Alejandro del Valle-Lattanzio became known to a public with an interest in music by winning the Ö1 Talentebörse composition prize, which is organised by ORF (Austrian state radio). The jury statement says: "The jury appreciates the emphatically independent, if not to say idiosyncratic musical language. Fantastical invention and unusual sound colours shape his pieces. In his creative use of unusual producers of sound and the occasional use of video material his twin talents as a student of both composition and visual art are evident".

Günther Groissböck, Karl-Michael Ebner, Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz, Philharmonia Schrammeln - Gemischter Satz (2022)

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Günther Groissböck, Karl-Michael Ebner, Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz, Philharmonia Schrammeln - Gemischter Satz (2022)

Günther Groissböck, Karl-Michael Ebner, Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz, Philharmonia Schrammeln - Gemischter Satz (2022)
FLAC tracks | 1:53:14 | 527 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

This two-album set contains four different kinds of iterations of the Viennese spirit: Duets, Lieder, dialect literature, and Schrammelmusik, all of which stem from the vineyard that is Vienna and all of which, for all their variety and different flavor, stand for what makes Vienna, musically speaking. It’s a fortuitous confluence of circumstances when a celebrated operatic bass like Günther Groissböck and a likewise popular tenor like Karl-Michael Ebner develop a friendship and discover their mutual love for Wienerlied, Vienna’s unique musical and socio-cultural phenomenon. Even more so, if this leads to an album production like the one at hand, which additionally features spoken interludes – witty but also pointed, biting, and sarcastic Viennese poems by Trude Marzik, Josef Weinheber and H. C. Artmann, read with great charm by Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz – as well as captivating instrumentals by the Philharmonia-Schrammeln.

Benjamin Schmid & Ariane Haering - Heifetz Favorites: Transcriptions & More (2021)

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Benjamin Schmid & Ariane Haering - Heifetz Favorites: Transcriptions & More (2021)

Benjamin Schmid & Ariane Haering - Heifetz Favorites: Transcriptions & More (2021)
FLAC tracks | 58:44 | 260 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

Has any violinist captured the imaginations of ensuing generations to the degree Romanian-American Jascha Heifetz has? Arguably not. So no wonder that there's always a steady trickle of recital releases centred around Heifetz's virtuosic transcriptions of popular tunes, which he used as recital encores (although, fascinatingly, these tend to pop less regularly as actual live recital encores). Still, when most often it's younger generation violinists who are recording this razzle-dazzle repertoire, this programme from Benjamin Schmidt and his pianist wife Ariane Haering – in honour of the 120th anniversary of Heifetz's birth – stands out for being the work of a violinist now in the fourth decade of his performance career.You can hear all the confidence and technical assurance of years, too, right from his first crisply biting notes and firm portamentos in the programme-opening Prokofiev March from The Love for Three Oranges – a piece which overall he delivers big, bold and broad-toned, with a fabulous sweep to its upwards-racing runs. Likewise the rapid pizzicato strumming of the following Banjo and Fiddle by William Kroll.

Rolf Schulte - The Violin in Stravinsky's Life (2021)

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Rolf Schulte - The Violin in Stravinsky's Life (2021)

Rolf Schulte - The Violin in Stravinsky's Life (2021)
FLAC tracks | 94:02 | 461 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

With Rolf Schulte, a cosmopolitan among violinists has taken on the music of the great cosmopolitan among 20th century composers: In the 1970s, he recorded most of the works for violin and piano at the Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne, as well as the trio suite from the Soldier's Tale arranged by Stravinsky himself.Schulte, born in Cologne, studied with Yehudi Menuhin, Franco Gulli and Ivan Galamian. He has lived in New York since 1971, where, like Paul Zukofsky, he established himself as one of the great violinists in the modern repertoire.

Divinerinnen - Tanz' von innen (2021)

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Divinerinnen - Tanz' von innen (2021)

Divinerinnen - Tanz' von innen (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:05:18 | 376 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

Viennese dance music and Wienerlied was referred to as Schrammelmusik ever since the work of the brothers Johann and Josef Schrammel and enjoyed great popularity at the Heurigenlokal (Viennese wine taverns) as well as in the palaces and saloons of Viennese aristocracy. The debut recording of the young Austrian women's ensemble Divinerinnen presents varied sonic impressions of traditional dance sketches interwoven with additional musical characteristics of Viennese entertainment culture. With a focus on variety in their instrumentation, the ensemble's repertoire ranges from hidden treasures from the archive to the rarely played, all the way to compositions by contemporaries. The sound worlds produced by the instrumental cast with violins, contraguitar, clarinet, Viennese button accordion, viola and cello gives expression to the group's intention to break established norms and listening habits.

Wiener Mozart-Trio - Mozart- Piano Trios (2021)

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Wiener Mozart-Trio - Mozart- Piano Trios (2021)

Wiener Mozart-Trio - Mozart- Piano Trios (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:09:13 | 599 / 295 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

The 6 Piano Trios of W. A. Mozart, which were composed in the years 1776, 1786 and 1788, already show the increasing emanci-pation of the string instruments – while in the first work (1776) the keyboard instrument still predominates, and the two strings take on a more accompanying role, even though in some cases a distinctive one, the relationship between the instruments developed in the five works of the 1780s lead to an approximate equality. The peculiarity of this new recording is that for the first time the auto-graphs, some of which have only recently become available, have been taken into account, which has brought about some chan-ges compared to the previously printed sheet music editions, especially in the area of phrasing and articulation, and thus, the Vienna Mozart-Trio presents an authentic complete recording for the first time.