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Posted By : Designol | Date : 06 May 2015 19:13:54 | Comments : 0

Anne Akiko Meyers - Seasons... Dreams... (2010) with Emmanuel Ceysson (harp) and Reiko Uchida (piano)
Claude Debussy, Richard Wagner, Beethoven, Gene Pritsker, Vernon Duke, Joseph Kosma, Alfred Schnittke, Gabriel Faure

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evosound Music | # EVSA200 | Time: 01:01:43

California violinist and former child prodigy Anne Akiko Meyers has stretched the violin recital in interesting ways, venturing into crossover territory (and even appearing at nightclubs) without losing the basic shape of the traditional program. Here's a decent sampling of her talents for those who follow the ways the classical violin is developing in the U.S., or just for those whose tastes run somewhere between Sarah Chang and Vanessa-Mae. The Seasons…Dreams concept of the album is not original, but the material with which Meyers fills it indeed is so. At the center of the program is the Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 24, "Spring," given a restrained performance inflected toward the evanescent, fantasy-like tone of the rest of the album. The other pieces push the seasons-and-dreams theme into unusual territory. Clair de lune is certainly a common enough item on such programs, but Wagner's Träume is less so, as is the shift from harp to piano accompaniment that follows with the Beethoven (the harp returns later).
Posted By : Discograf_man | Date : 06 May 2015 15:48:31 | Comments : 1

George Frederic Handel - Handel Operas Box Set 22 CD (2009)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,23 Gb
Label: Sony / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Release Year: 2009

This set contains 8 operas by Handel in 22 CDs. In many ways, this box is a mix-bag: some of them performed in the "traditional style" with severe cuts, and others in "historically-informed" performances. Selection includes some of the most popular Handel operas and some of the rarely-performed. It's the latter category that one should pay closer attention.
Posted By : stfine | Date : 06 May 2015 10:18:02 | Comments : 0

Rossini - L'italiana in Algeri (Garifullina, Abdrazakov / López-Cobos) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 4.1 mbps, 25 fps | Italian, AAC 192 kbps, 2 ch | 01:19:20+01:19:07 | 4.6 GB
Classical, Opera | Wiener Staatsoper | WEBRip->MP4

L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) by Gioachino Rossini, live from the Wiener Staatsoper, April 30, 2015.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 06 May 2015 07:45:52 | Comments : 1

Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Franz Welser-Möst, Cecilia Bartoli) (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.56 Gb (DVD9) | 135 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, Deutsch, Francais, English, Espanol, Japanese

Il turco in Italia is one of Rossini's wittiest but most neglected works. It is full of ingenious and freshly composed invention. It is Rossini's first collaboration with Felice Romani - Bellini's librettist - on this opera and Romani understood perfectly Rossini's love of pastiche and parody. He provided a commedia dell' arte scenario that gave Rossini plenty of opportunity to mock traditions he had helped to cultivate in the first place. The plot of Il turco is delightfully salcious and among the many jewels in the score, the duet for Geronio and Selim, in which the Turk tries to persuade the ageing husband to sell his wife to him, is widely considered one of the composer's masterpieces.
Posted By : Designol | Date : 05 May 2015 19:26:24 | Comments : 1

Bang on a Can - Philip Glass: Music in Fifths & Two Pages (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Minimalism, Chamber Music, Avant-Garde | Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21016 | Time: 00:52:07

Fans of Bang on a Can and Philip Glass may grab "5ths" impulsively, but all others should approach this disc with caution. Music in Fifths and Two Pages may be classic Glass works, from 1969 and 1968, respectively, and their place in the development of his style of minimalist music is undeniable. However, Music in Fifths is austere and edgy, and the emphasis on tight ensemble playing in parallel fifths puts a premium on the group's physical stamina. But the music is relentless and tiring after the first few minutes. The rapid, repetitive melody in organum voicing changes slightly over the course of 24 minutes, but only the most persevering listener will be able to detect the subtle rhythmic shifting. Two Pages may offer a change of color and texture, but the relief is brief indeed, for this piece runs on its narrow pitch material for 27 minutes, without significant changes other than the shortening or elongation of cycles. These pieces are among Glass' most severe works, and come well before the comparatively lush pattern pieces of the late '70s and the neo-Romantic scores of the 1980s.
Posted By : Discograf_man | Date : 05 May 2015 16:12:54 | Comments : 1

VA - SAAZ: A Timeless Celebration Of Indian Classical Music Box Set 16 CD (2009)
Indian Classical Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,15 Gb | Covers 50 Mb
Label: Music Today | Release Year: 2009

This amazing 16 CD collection presents melodic marvels: eight of the most popular and fascinating Hindustani classical instruments. Each double volume album offers a glimpse of the multitudes of styles in which the instrument is played. The eight instruments showcased in this compilation include : Sitar, Tabla, Santoor, Flute, Sarod, Sarangi, Violin and Shehnai.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 05 May 2015 06:16:32 | Comments : 0

Handel - Admeto (Nicholas McGegan, Tim Mead) (2009) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 180 min | 9,73GB
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, French, German, Italian

Handel’s second opera for the so-called “rival queens,” Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni, was Admeto, which had its premiere in 1727. Their purported rivalry—created more by the public than by the singers themselves—resulted most famously in the cat fight parodied by John Gay in his Beggar’s Opera of the same year. The operas Handel wrote for these reigning divas are as musically brilliant as any of his other works. But as a result of his attempts to structure dramas that would give absolutely equal value to two leading ladies, the rival-queen operas are dramatically problematic and strain credulity at times, Admeto not excepted.
Posted By : Discograf_man | Date : 04 May 2015 17:15:17 | Comments : 0

Georg Philipp Telemann - Telemann Edition: Box Set 29 CD Part 02 (2011)
Classical, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,70 Gb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2011

This 29CD set provides a superb introduction to this master of the Barock. He is often suffers in comparison to Bach, Handel and Vivaldi mainly because it is so difficult to know where to start with such a vast body of work. This Brilliant Classics box set makes the Telemann experience all the more enjoyable by making this selection and providing a wonderful window into the world of this great composer.
Posted By : Designol | Date : 04 May 2015 12:29:41 | Comments : 3

Pascal Rogé - Debussy: Clair de lune and Other Piano Works (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5405 | Time: 01:19:20

Rogé produces consistently beautiful tone and this recital gives no mean pleasure an this score. His playing is distinguished by intelligence and sympathy, as well as subtle of colour. He is moreover supported by recording quality of real excellence.
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 04 May 2015 07:10:42 | Comments : 1

Three ballets by Wayne McGregor: Chroma, Infra, Limen (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 34559 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 98 min | 29,3 GB
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4179 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | OPUS ARTE

The diversity of Wayne McGregors astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet, for whom he is resident choreographer. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human body and mind, his many-layered and beautiful dances providing visual, sensual and kinaesthetic stimulus for the viewer.
Posted By : TestTickles | Date : 04 May 2015 05:32:43 | Comments : 0
Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos

Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (1996)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 98mb
Genre: neo-classical, thrash metal, speed metal, heavy metal, classical metal

A Metallica album with no members of Metallica? How about a Metallica tribute album with nothing but cellos? That is what Apocalyptica did in 1996 when they released Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos. No rendition of songs from Metallica's first album, but it does have one from Ride The Lightning, "Creeping Death".
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Posted By : v3122 | Date : 03 May 2015 22:38:31 | Comments : 2
Andrea Bocelli - Verdi (2000) front

Andrea Bocelli - Verdi (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music, 4605026713499 | Russia | ~ 270 or 161 Mb | Scans(jpg) Included
Classical / Vocal | Scans(600dpi, png) -> 179 Mb

Following the spiritually flavored Sacred Arias, Andrea Bocelli presents an album of the music of Giuseppe Verdi, covering arias from several operas, leaning heavily on Il Trovatore, La Triviata, and Rigoletto. Supported by the Israel Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta, Bocelli reprises his role as the crossover-friendly opera tenor, offering his interpretations with capability and grace and warmly embracing the songs with his familiar voice...
Posted By : Designol | Date : 03 May 2015 19:44:17 | Comments : 1

Vienna Art Orchestra - The Minimalism of Erik Satie (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative, Classical | Label: Hat Hut Records Ltd. | # hat ART CD 6024 | Time: 01:15:11

Mathias Rüegg's Vienna Art Orchestra had always been an eclectic bunch, working in the odd jazz or classical cover into its repertoire with some regularity, but for this release, the ensemble went whole hog, leaping into the oeuvre of that grandfather of minimalism, Erik Satie.
Posted By : Discograf_man | Date : 03 May 2015 18:56:41 | Comments : 0

Georg Philipp Telemann - Telemann Edition: Box Set 29 CD Part 01 (2011)
Classical, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,33 Gb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2011

This 29CD set provides a superb introduction to this master of the Barock. He is often suffers in comparison to Bach, Handel and Vivaldi mainly because it is so difficult to know where to start with such a vast body of work. This Brilliant Classics box set makes the Telemann experience all the more enjoyable by making this selection and providing a wonderful window into the world of this great composer.
Posted By : jbglx | Date : 03 May 2015 18:54:26 | Comments : 3

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin
Bernd Weikl - Teresa Kubiak - Stuart Burrows
Julia Hamari - Nicolai Ghiaurov

EAC Rip | FLAC-TRACKS+CUE+LOG+Stereo ADD | 2 CD | Scans | 143 Min. | 611 MB
Label / DECCA / Catalogue 417413 2
opera / CD Released in 1987 / LP´S Released in 1975

Tchaikovsky wrote ... " is that there will be few scenic effects , little action , in my Eugene Onegin , I get completely the same ... am so happy to have escaped these routine pharaohs, all those Ethiopian princesses all these stories of poisonings ; Eugene Onegin has an infinite poetry " ... Tchaikovsky wanted to call his opera, Poem , but finally opted for the subtitle of lyrical scenes , three scenes or three acts that take place following the same pattern , party and so sad party.This recording derives from a production at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1974 conducted by Solti.The team of singers here is entirely strong and convincing