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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.

Michelangelo Carbonara - Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas (2016)

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Michelangelo Carbonara - Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas (2016)

Michelangelo Carbonara - Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 364 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 283 Mb | 02:03:22
Classical | Label: Piano Classics

This new recording contains the four grand piano sonatas by Carl Maria von Weber. Written in the early 19th century these works mark the transition from the Classical to the Romantic style. Weber infused the classical sonata form with his own lyrical and dramatic, sometimes even theatrical, elements. The pianism is of the highest order, finding orchestral timbres and colours, as well as pianistic novelties in the virtuoso textures. As valuable additions to the four piano sonatas the famous Invitation to the Dance and the Rondo brillante are included. Michelangelo Carbonara finds drama, passion, wit and elegance in these wonderful, still underrated works. Carbonara studied at the famous Lake Como Academy, where his teachers included Dimitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, Alicia de Larrocha, Claude Frank and Menachem Pressler. He won several international competitions, including the Schubert International Piano Competition in Dortmund.

Claire Chevallier & Jos van Immerseel - Dvořák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands (2017)

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Claire Chevallier & Jos van Immerseel - Dvořák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands (2017)

Claire Chevallier & Jos van Immerseel - Dvořák, Grieg & Brahms: Music for Piano Four Hands (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 217 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 173 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:24
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Jos van Immerseel and Claire Chevallier have enjoyed a close collaboration for many years now. Like Jos van Immerseel, Claire Chevallier loves period pianos; like him, she is a researcher and possesses her own collection of keyboard instruments.

Steven Osborne - Debussy: Images · L'Isle Joyeuse · Estampes · Masques · Children's Corner · D'Un Cahier D'Esquisses (2017)

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Steven Osborne - Debussy: Images · L'Isle Joyeuse · Estampes · Masques · Children's Corner · D'Un Cahier D'Esquisses (2017)

Steven Osborne - Debussy: Images · L'Isle Joyeuse · Estampes · Masques · Children's Corner · D'Un Cahier D'Esquisses (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:13:21
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

Steven Osborne’s unerring command of the elusive ambiguities of Debussy’s piano-writing has already been amply confirmed by his earlier recording of the two books of Préludes; these lustrous new accounts of the Images, Estampes and Children’s Corner are every bit their equal.

Elena Bashkirova - Dvořák: Poetic Tone Pictures (2020)

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Elena Bashkirova - Dvořák: Poetic Tone Pictures (2020)

Elena Bashkirova - Dvořák: Poetic Tone Pictures (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 167 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:50
Classical | Label: CAvi-music

“This time, I am not only an absolute musician, but also a poet”, wrote Dvořák regarding the Poetic Tone Pictures, Op. 85, his most extended cycle of lyric character pieces for piano. Concluded in April.

Wiener Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2020)

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Wiener Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2020)

Wiener Philharmoniker & Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 342 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 187 Mb | 01:21:27
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is the last symphony the composer completed. It exists in two major versions of 1887 and 1890. It was premiered under conductor Hans Richter in 1892 in Vienna. It is dedicated to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.This symphony is sometimes nicknamed The Apocalyptic, but this was not a name Bruckner gave to the work himself.

BBC Concert Orchestra, Kathryn Rudge, Henk Neven & Barry Wordsworth - Elgar: Orchestral Songs (2018)

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BBC Concert Orchestra, Kathryn Rudge, Henk Neven & Barry Wordsworth - Elgar: Orchestral Songs (2018)

BBC Concert Orchestra, Kathryn Rudge, Henk Neven & Barry Wordsworth - Elgar: Orchestral Songs (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 352 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 207 Mb | 01:30:30
Classical, Vocal | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM Recordings is delighted to present a revelatory collection of orchestral songs by Sir Edward Elgar (on double slimline selling as a single disc), performed by two of today’s most exciting young singers – mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge and baritone Henk Neven – accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth. The Hills of Dreamland takes its title from a line in Elgar’s well-known setting, beautifully still and beseeching, of Arthur L Salmon’s Pleading. Historically the least regarded part of Elgar’s output, his songs contain a treasure-trove of vocal gems and here receive performances of insight, imagination and emotional directness.

Daniel Weissmann & Peter Petrov - The Romantic Viola II (2020)

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Daniel Weissmann & Peter Petrov - The Romantic Viola II (2020)

Daniel Weissmann & Peter Petrov - The Romantic Viola II (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 312 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:10
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera

Daniel Weissmann, Managing Director of the Liège Royal Philharmonic, is alsoa violist. Following an initial album released by Fuga Libera (2018) and chiefly devoted to German music, he continues his exploration of the chamber repertory for viola with this new album, here in partnership with the pianist Peter Petrov. The programme explores the French Romantic repertory, in a worldpremiere recording of the British musicologist Hugh Macdonald’s remarkable and formidably difficult arrangement for viola and piano of Berlioz’s Harold en Italie. The album is completed by ‘fin-de-siècle’ pieces by Vierne, Chausson and Tournemire (all three students of César Franck), written between 1894 and 1897, which embrace the full expressive and melancholic potential of the instrument.

Daniel Weissmann & Jean-Louis Delahaut - The Romantic Viola (2018)

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Daniel Weissmann & Jean-Louis Delahaut - The Romantic Viola (2018)

Daniel Weissmann & Jean-Louis Delahaut - The Romantic Viola (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 232 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:12
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera

The Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Daniel Weissmann, is first and foremost a violist. In the company of the pianist Jean-Louis Delahaut, he presents a recital that illustrates the rich repertory of his instrument from the age of the Romantic composers and virtuosos.

Bertrand Chamayou - Good Night! (2020)

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Bertrand Chamayou - Good Night! (2020)

Bertrand Chamayou - Good Night! (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 168 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 127 Mb | 00:55:10
Classical | Label: Warner Classics, Erato Records

The sixteen lullabies – or berceuses – that pianist Bertrand Chamayou has chosen for Good Night! form a captivatingly varied album. His programme embraces a diversity of eras and musical cultures: Chopin, Liszt, Grieg and, of course, Brahms through Balakirev, Lyapunov, Alkan, Bonis, Busoni, Janáček, Martinů and Villa-Lobos to Helmut Lachenmann and a world premiere, Bryce Dessner’s Song for Octave. “The lullaby’s place is halfway between dream and reality,” says Chamayou, “There is that special moment as you are falling asleep and you experience all kinds of emotions.” A satisfying recital that will also enrich digital playlists, Good Night! has been recorded in Dolby Atmos immersive sound.

Pierre Fournier, Suk Trio & George Szell - Dvořák: Concerto pour violoncelle, op.104, Trio avec piano N°4 «Dumky», op.90 (2020)

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Pierre Fournier, Suk Trio & George Szell - Dvořák: Concerto pour violoncelle, op.104, Trio avec piano N°4 «Dumky», op.90 (2020)

Pierre Fournier, Suk Trio & George Szell - Dvořák: Concerto pour violoncelle, op.104 - Trio avec piano N°4 «Dumky», op.90 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 330 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | Covers included | 01:11:00
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

The Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191, is the last solo concerto by Antonín Dvořák. It was written in 1894 for his friend, the cellist Hanuš Wihan, but was premiered by the English cellist Leo Stern. The Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, B. 166, (also called Dumky trio from the subtitle Dumky) is a composition by Antonín Dvořák for piano, violin and cello. It is among the composer's best-known works. At the same time it is a prominent example for a piece of chamber music deviating strongly from the customary form of classical chamber music – both in terms of the number of movements and of their formal construction.

Diana Damrau - Tudor Queens (2020)

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Diana Damrau - Tudor Queens (2020)

Diana Damrau - Tudor Queens (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 264 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:09
Classical, Opera | Label: Erato Records, Warner Classics

Soprano Diana Damrau assumes the crowns of three different Tudor queens, the central characters in operas by Donizetti: Anne Boleyn (Anna Bolena), Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda), and Elizabeth I (Roberto Devereux). With Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra and Chorus of Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, she performs the substantial and climactic final scene of each work. When Damrau sang Maria Stuarda at the Zurich Opera, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote: “She commands a voice that seems to have no limits. Her coloratura is stunning, her vocal range impressive, and her dynamic shadings are breath-taking. Damrau is in a class of her own.”

András Schiff & Jörg Widmann - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (2020)

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András Schiff & Jörg Widmann - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (2020)

András Schiff & Jörg Widmann - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 188 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | 01:04:34
Classical | Label: ECM Records

Two great artists, pianist András Schiff and composer/clarinettist Jörg Widmann, join forces for the first time on record, performing Brahms’s late masterpieces, the clarinet sonatas op. 120, written in 1894. In between the sonatas Schiff plays Widmann’s evocative Intermezzi for piano. As Jörg Widmann explains in a programme note, these are works inspired by his friendship with András Schiff and by a shared love of Brahms, to whom they pay tribute. The album was recorded at Neumarkt’s Historischer Reitstadel.

Yasuyo Yano - Schubert: Piano Sonatas, D. 894 & 845 (2020)

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Yasuyo Yano - Schubert: Piano Sonatas, D. 894 & 845 (2020)

Yasuyo Yano - Schubert: Piano Sonatas, D. 894 & 845 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 294 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:16:26
Classical | Label: IBS Classical

From the elated dream to the bitter reality: to provide a proper rendering of Franz Schubert's music, with its enormous range of expressions including all the intermediate tones, the instrument of choice must be the Fortepiano, if only for its similitude to the pianos used during Schubert's lifetime. The model used in the present recording is based on the grand piano of the Viennese master Conrad Graf, an instrument that Schubert himself owned. Its six pedals allow Schubert's music to be played with multifaceted pliancy and depth. The skillful use of all these pedals, which in modern instruments have been reduced to two or three, opens up a multitude of sound facets, similar to doors that open up to a multitude of rooms, each decorated in its own particular way and with its own particular style.