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Posted By : VanPelten | Date : 05 Jul 2015 21:58:01 | Comments : 2

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Bruckner Symphony No. 5 (2011) [Blu-ray]
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 18001 kbps; 29,970 fps | 80:33 | 22.75 GB
Audio1: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4012 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Classical, Symphonic, Live Concert, Lucerne 8/19–20, 2011
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Posted By : Designol | Date : 05 Jul 2015 16:09:35 | Comments : 0

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque Recordings | # Z6776 | Time: 01:19:06

Bruce Brubaker artistic skill and understanding of this music is beyond reproach and will thrill any fan of the collected composers work on this CD. The sound quality is outstanding as well. Bruce Brubaker has recorded two CDs on the Arabesque label in a continuing series exploring modern American piano music. The most recent, Inner Cities , was released in September 2003, and includes Brubaker's transcription of Pat Nixon's aria from Adams's opera, Nixon in China . The previous CD, Glass Cage , with pieces by Glass and Cage, was named one of the ten best releases of 2000 by The New Yorker magazine.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 05 Jul 2015 13:03:59 | Comments : 0

Johann Sebastian Bach - Calefax Reed Quintet - Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 316 MB | Full Artwork: 17 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 619 0989-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2000
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Reed Instruments

"The Dutch quintet plays DKdF in the saxophonist’s Raaf Hekkema’s arrangement for ten different reed instruments: oboe, oboe d’amore, english horn, saxophones, clarinets, basset horn and bassoon. Amazing enough, this recording on modern reed instruments sounds more “baroque” (and sometimes “renaissancy”) than many others, regarding the tone of certain instruments - oboe d’amore, bassoon etc. (...) Recommendation: Satisfaction guaranteed for many a different musical taste. ~dkdf.net
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 05 Jul 2015 07:29:34 | Comments : 2

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin (Valery Gergiev, Renée Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky) (2007) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 156 min |8,48GB
Audio: Russian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

This is a star-led performance of one of the most popular romantic operas with the unrivalled pairing of Fleming and Hvorostovsky as the doomed lovers. Their onstage chemistry, emotional singing and outstanding acting make this a truly special and unique production. Thousands of movie-goers watched this production live in cinemas across Europe and the US in February 2007, when the production and the singing of the central characters met with great critical acclaim.
Posted By : TestTickles | Date : 05 Jul 2015 07:29:12 | Comments : 1
Ustad Vilayat Khan - Different Strokes

Ustad Vilayat Khan - Different Strokes (2002)
Language: Bengali | mp4 | 720 x 480 | Audio: MP3 @ 320kbps
Size: 1.34mb (700mb + 666mb) | Length: 68 min
Genre: Indian classical, concert, live performance | Label: Navras

Different Strokes is a 2002 DVD of a live perofmance by Indian sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan. It was recorded at Royal Festival Hall in London, United Kingdom on November 1993 and released two years before he died. It consists of one song/raga, "Raga Hameer". Joining him in this performance are Sabir Khan on tabla and Hidayat Khan on tanpura. Shujaat Khan, another of his sons, sits on stage with him but does not perform during "Raga Hameer".
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 05 Jul 2015 05:14:40 | Comments : 0

Masaaki Suzuki - Psalms From Geneva - Sweelinck: Organ Music (2006)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 295 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 172 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1614

To the general public, Masaaki Suzuki is known as the inspired leader of Bach Collegium Japan, currently undertaking a complete cycle of Bach's cantatas for BIS. He has also received much praise for his on-going recordings of the harpsichord music by the same composer. But his début was actually as an organist – he started playing regularly at Sunday services at the age of 12! When going to the Netherlands to study, Suzuki pursued parallel courses, graduating with a soloist's diploma in both organ and harpsichord.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 05 Jul 2015 05:09:35 | Comments : 0

Grigory Sokolov - The Salzburg Recital (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 368 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 259 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 002250702

This is Grigory Sokolov’s “debut” recital on Deutsche Grammophon, an outstanding live recording from the Salzburg Festival 2008 of central repertoire: W.A. Mozart, F. Chopin & 6 encores. At last - after 20 years - the maestro has agreed to allow his recordings to be released on CD - now as an exclusive DG artist. Regarded as one of the world’s leading pianists, and adored by his public in sold-out concerts, Grigory Sokolov is the real thing – an artist dedicated to his art, and nothing else.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 05 Jul 2015 05:01:13 | Comments : 0

Olafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott - The Chopin Project (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 201 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 114 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Mercury | Catalog Number: 002276702

Award-winning young Icelandic pop/classical musician Olafur Arnalds uses a radical new approach to recording the music of Chopin. Arnalds developed an intimate, fragile and often charmingly imperfect sound using old/unusual/altered pianos captured on vintage recording equipment and various mixing techniques to re-enforce feelings of solitude or loneliness, and to create dreamlike ambient soundscapes. Pianist Alice Sara Ott joins and Olafur has composed new works to link the album together.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 04 Jul 2015 15:17:03 | Comments : 1

Trio Mediaeval - A Worcester Ladymass (2011) {ECM 2166}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 382MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Choral

On their fifth ECM New Series album, Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Torunn Østrem Ossum present a reconstruction of a 13th century votive Mass to the Virgin Mary, based on manuscripts and fragments originating in an English Benedictine Abbey. As Nicky Losseff, the trio’s medieval music editor, explains in the liner notes, “complex polyphonic music was important to the monks who lived at the Abbey of St Mary's, Worcester. Polyphony gave life to the otherwise ‘plain’ song of the liturgy. At Worcester, an unusual number of single leaves and fragments have survived.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 04 Jul 2015 12:13:09 | Comments : 1

Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Trio Parnassus - Complete Piano Trios
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 435 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 303 0307-2 | Country/Year: Germany 199_, 1989
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Piano

"...In conclusion, this is a splendid set covering some of Hummel's most rewarding music in performances that cannot be improved upon. Although there are a few other Hummel recordings that are mighty fine, the 'best of Hummel' is to be found in this MDG set and the Chandos piano concerto disc featuring Stephen Hough. With such wonderful performances, Hummel becomes a worthy alternative to Haydn, Mozart and early Beethoven. The MDG is an essential set worth every penny of its premium price." ~musicweb-international
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 04 Jul 2015 09:26:53 | Comments : 1

Bizet - Carmen (James Levine, Agnes Baltsa, José Carreras, Samuel Ramey) [2000 / 1988]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.25 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese | +3% Recovery | 172 min

This outstanding work is given no better a performance than here from the principles and the fine Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The role of Carmen is sung with a fiery passion by the very powerful mezzo of Agnes Baltsa. Her interaction with Carreras is emotionally powerful as well as musically satisfying. Special mention must be given to the wonderful interpretation of the role of Don Jose by Carreras- the best interpretation available in audio today( note the brilliant recording with Karajan)... By musicman
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 04 Jul 2015 06:56:35 | Comments : 2

Puccini - La Bohème (Andris Nelsons) (2010) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33946 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 121 min | 36,1 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4331 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Opus Arte| Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

John Copley’s enduring production of one of the most famously melodious and popular of all operas is a classic of the Royal Opera repertory. With historically accurate designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman and an excellent cast headed by Hibla Gerzmava and Teodor Ilincai, this 2009 revival, in which conductor Andris Nelsons makes a distinguished Royal Opera House debut, does full justice to Puccini’s masterpiece. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 03 Jul 2015 15:34:04 | Comments : 0

Meredith Monk - Songs Of Ascension (2011) {ECM 2154}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 348MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Experimental, Avant-Garde

“Songs of Ascension” is a major new recording from composer Meredith Monk and her vocal ensemble. Written in 2008, it is conceived as a continuous composition, a departure from Monk’s earlier collaged or episodic extended works. In recent years Meredith Monk’s been expanding into the worlds of orchestra and string quartet. On “Songs of Ascension” she teams up with a string quartet of New York players well versed in new music. With winds, percussion and two vocal groups added to her already extraordinary singers, this is one of Monk’s most musically ambitious ventures. Voices and instruments are paired and balanced against each other to an extent rare in her music.
Posted By : Designol | Date : 03 Jul 2015 15:17:46 | Comments : 2

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ica Classics | # ICAC 5020 | Time: 01:16:28

Shura Cherkassky (1909-1995) was one of the greatest piano virtuosos of his time having studied under the legendary Josef Hofmann. This WDR studio broadcast sourced from the original master tapes has Cherkassky playing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini from 1970 in superb stereo. He recorded the Rhapsody only once in 1953 for EMI in mono but it has never been issued on CD so this taping is exceptionally important and adds a major work to Cherkassky’s large discography. Prokofiev’s wartime Piano Sonata No.7 was never recorded commercially by Cherkassky so this is another addition to his discography sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. It was recorded in 1951 when Cherkassky was fast becoming a star in Germany. The three scenes from Stravinsky’s Petruschka was a favourite virtuoso work for Cherkassky and this 1951 recording shows him at his most brilliant, sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. Three encores have been added from 1951 and 1953 (not sourced from WDR) which again showcase Cherkassky’s incredible technique during the early period of his career in Germany.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 03 Jul 2015 10:45:46 | Comments : 0

Road Trip - Aurora Orchestra (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 319 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 164 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog Number: 632791

Aurora Orchestra, together with conductor Nicholas Collon, is an innovative, energetic and talented ensemble. It has already amassed a good amount of praise from the critics, quickly establishing itself as the most significant new British chamber orchestra in a generation. Collon by himself is also making waves, increasingly in demand as a guest conductor in the UK and abroad. This album features a straightforwardly American repertoire selection, interspersing the core repertoire with some beautifully arranged folk/pop songs inspired by the theme.