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Boris Giltburg - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas: No. 8 'Pathétique'; No. 21 'Waldstein'; No. 32, Op. 111 (2015)

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Boris Giltburg - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas: No. 8 'Pathétique'; No. 21 'Waldstein'; No. 32, Op. 111 (2015)

Boris Giltburg - Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas:
No. 8 'Pathétique'; No. 21 'Waldstein'; No. 32, Op. 111 (2015)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573400 | Time: 01:09:08

Ludwig van Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas form an unparalleled canon, remaining one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges for pianists to this day. These three sonatas represent Beethoven’s Early, Middle and Late periods but are united in the key of C – minor, for the dramatic and stormy intensity of mood in the Pathétique, and major for the radiant and poetic Waldstein sonata. In his sonata Op. 111 the cycle is completed with music of utmost dramatic tension and the deepest spirituality.

Jerry Goldsmith - Islands in the Stream: Music from the Motion Picture (1977) Reissue 2010

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Jerry Goldsmith - Islands in the Stream: Music from the Motion Picture (1977) Reissue 2010

Jerry Goldsmith - Islands in the Stream: Music from the Motion Picture (1977)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 298 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Film Score Monthly | # Vol. 12, No. 20 | 00:53:17

Whenever he was asked to name his own personal favorite within his long and distinguished oeuvre, Jerry Goldsmith inevitably cited his work on 1977's obscure Ernest Hemingway adaptation Islands in the Stream. A lush, often melancholy score evoking both the serenity and the treachery of the sea, it is undoubtedly Goldsmith's most intimate effort, eschewing the larger-than-life drama and suspense of his best-known soundtracks. Islands in the Stream is above all a showcase for the composer's consummate ability to vividly communicate both the physical and emotional landscape in such simple yet precise strokes – employing little but a lone French horn, Goldsmith's main theme captures the immense loneliness and solitude of George C. Scott's protagonist, while gentle woodwinds suggest the ocean waves lapping the shore of his island home.

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Lully: Les divertissements de Versailles (2002)

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Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Lully: Les divertissements de Versailles (2002)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Lully: Les divertissements de Versailles (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 78:10 | 433 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato Disques | Catalog: 0927-44655-2

This superb recording of the compositions of Lully for the court of Louis XIV is almost perfect in delivery; evoking the sophistication, wit, grandeur, humor that would be required to entertain the most demanding of monarchs amidst the most sophisticated court in Europe. The character of Lully is fascinating. Lully was an Italian actor, dancer and musician who becomes the central creative force in music theatre in the court of the Sun King. However it is the flawless music that is contained in this recording that should be heard. With use of period instruments William Christie and Les Arts Florissants paint a range of compositions from various operas and periods in Lully's career in the court of the Sun King.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Sonetti del Petrarca (2015)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Ivari Ilja (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1277-2 | Time: 00:58:53

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - December 2015. Ondine’s fourth release together with star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky features a program of sonnets by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) and Franz Liszt (1811–1886). Hvorostovsky is accompanied by his longstanding duo partner, the Estonian pianist Ivari Ilja.

Arthur Fagen, Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera Chorus - Rands: Vincent (2017)

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Arthur Fagen, Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera Chorus - Rands: Vincent (2017)

Arthur Fagen, Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera Chorus - Rands: Vincent (2017)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 262 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Naxos | 2017 | 01:58:45

Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Music, Bernard Rands is well established as a major figure in contemporary music. His music has been described as 'plangent lyricism with dramatic intensity', qualities developed since his studies with Dallapiccola and Berio. Inspired in the 1970's by the then new Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, Rands researched and sketched Vincent for the next 40 years. Described by the Huffington Post as Rands' 'crowning achievement', Vincent represents much of the great painter's life and in particular the dramatic setbacks of his later years, contrasting the affection of his brother Theo with intese inner struggles, his vicious conflict with Gauguin, and his tragic and untimely death.

Jane Birkin - Birkin-Gainsbourg: Le symphonique (2017)

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Jane Birkin - Birkin-Gainsbourg: Le symphonique (2017)

Jane Birkin - Birkin-Gainsbourg: Le symphonique
Chanson, Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 77:36 min | 181 MB
Label: Warner Classics/Parlophone | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

Gainsbourg’s songs given the symphonic treatment, beautifully arranged British actress, singer, fashion icon and Serge Gainsbourg’s muse Jane Birkin presents Birkin-Gainsbourg Le Symphonique Jane Birkin‘s first studio album since 2008, Le symphonique marks Jane’s return to the music world Gainsbourg’s beloved songs as you’ve never heard them, for the first time with a 90-piece symphonic orchestra. Arranged and orchestrated by renowned Japanese composer, pianist & Emmy Award nominee Nobuyuki Nakajima. Artistic direction by Gainsbourg’s historical A&R, ‘man in the shadows’ Philippe Lerichomme. Recorded in Warsaw with National Polish radio Orchestra.

Ian Anderson & Carducci String Quartet - Jethro Tull - The String Quartets (2017)

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Ian Anderson & Carducci String Quartet - Jethro Tull - The String Quartets (2017)

Ian Anderson & Carducci String Quartet - Jethro Tull - The String Quartets (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:48:01 | 112 Mb
Classical | Label: BMG Rights Management

A year after honoring the band’s real-life namesake with a rock opera, Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson is giving a dozen of the group’s songs the string quartet treatment. Jethro Tull: The String Quartets, due out March 24 and available to pre-order now, finds Anderson working alongside the Carducci Quartet and arranger/conductor John O’Hara to recast a dozen Tull tracks in a new light.

Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin, Sandrine Piau - Haydn: La Reine (2016)

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Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin, Sandrine Piau - Haydn: La Reine (2016)

Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin, Sandrine Piau - Haydn: La Reine (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 315 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans + d.booklet included
Classical | Label: Aparté, AP131 | 2016 | 0:59:52

Originally founded in 1783, La Concert de la Loge was resurrected in 2015 by violinist Julien Chauvin. Once considered one of the best orchestras in Europe, it is most famous for commissioning Haydn's 'Paris' Symphonies. Their concerts were attended by royalty, most famously Queen Marie Antoinette, for whom Haydn's Symphony No.85 ''The Queen'' is nicknamed. Henri–Joseph Rigel was a violist in La Concert de la Loge. Here we rediscover his Symphony Op.12 No.4. As was traditional at the time, this program also features vocal music. French Soprano Sandrine Piau is soloist in excerpts from Sarti's Didone abbandonata and J.C. Bach's Endemione.

Saltland - A Common Truth (2017)

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Saltland - A Common Truth (2017)

Saltland - A Common Truth (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:51 | 94 Mb
Ambient, Classical, Cello, Female Vocal | Label: Constellation Records

A Common Truth is the second album by Saltland, the solo project of veteran Montr al cellist and composer Rebecca Foon. Following the acclaimed 2013 debut. Thought It Was Us But It Was All Of Us, Foon performed Saltland live in various successful configurations, but as the concept and compositions for a new album began to materialize, she wished to further expand on an approach with her cello as primary source for all sounds on the record. Combining unadulterated processed and sampled cellos, A Common Truth largely reflects this commitment and results in an album of gorgeous integrity, restraint, and meditative intensity. The one notable exception: longtime friend and prior collaborator Warren Ellis (Nick Cave, Dirty Three) is the album's special guest player contributing violin, pump organ and loops to the album's four instrumental tracks.

Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse & Gilles Colliard - Haydn: Les sept dernières paroles du Christ en Croix (2017)

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Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse & Gilles Colliard - Haydn: Les sept dernières paroles du Christ en Croix (2017)

Orchestre De Chambre De Toulouse & Gilles Colliard - Haydn: Les sept dernières paroles du Christ en Croix (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:44:44 | 102 MB
Label: Klarthe | Release Year: 2017

The seven last words of Christ are the phrases spoken by Jesus just before his death, crucified. First performed in Cadix, Spain, in 1786 in instrumental form, the work was reinterpreted the following year in a version for string quartet and finally with the text, in the form of an oratorio.

Lisa Delan, Lester Lynch, Volti Chorus, Dawn Harms - December Celebration (2015)

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Lisa Delan, Lester Lynch, Volti Chorus, Dawn Harms - December Celebration (2015)

Lisa Delan, Lester Lynch, Volti Chorus, Dawn Harms - December Celebration (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:05 | 256 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral | Label: Pentatone | Catalog: PTC 5186 537

December holds in its hands many worlds of celebration as the month unfolds with Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas and the eve of the New Year. Over the centuries a great deal of music has marked this time of year, but very little has been added to the canon in recent decades. Gordon Getty inspired us with his composition of delightful new Christmas carols to invite a group of American composers to celebrate the season in music. The result is a rich and tuneful recording of new holiday classics for you to share with your friends and families. We hope that you enjoy this festive and joyous music throughout the season and for many years to come.

Manfredo Kraemer, Juan Manuel Quintana - Dieterich Buxtehude: Sonatas Op. 1 (2010)

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Manfredo Kraemer, Juan Manuel Quintana - Dieterich Buxtehude: Sonatas Op. 1 (2010)

Manfredo Kraemer, Juan Manuel Quintana - Dieterich Buxtehude: Sonatas Op. 1 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:15 | 447 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA1951746

Years before J.S. Bach paved the way toward what is now largely considered the height of the German Baroque, Dietrich Buxtehude was hard at work in northern Germany on his own individual union of the Italian and French Baroque styles. His Op. 1 is a sumptuous, dynamic set of seven sonatas scored for violin, gamba, and continuo (played here by cello and harpsichord). Unlike composers both before and after him, Buxtehude was far from formulaic when it came to the organization of his sonatas, each one having its own unique combination and sequence of movements.

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute - 2 (2016)

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Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute - 2 (2016)

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute - 2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 67:15 | 237 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559774

John Cage’s innovative work and unorthodox ideas profoundly affected Western music during the latter half of the 20th century, and this second of two volumes (volume 1 can be heard on Naxos 8.559773) concludes Katrin Zenz’s survey of his complete works for flute. The earlier chromatic compositions include an astonishing variety of playing techniques and a bewildering rhythmic complexity, while the elements of chance in the later works result in music that is always undergoing kaleidoscopic processes at once arbitrary and intensely focussed in form and expression.

Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]

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Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]

Kathleen Battle & Wynton Marsalis - Baroque Duet [1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 300 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog Number: SK 46672 | TT: 65’22"

Jazz buffs are very familiar with Wynton Marsalis and his trumpet. Opera lovers know the quality voice of lyrical soprano Kathleen Battle. A perfect blending of these two performers, in the Baroque music, has been acheived in this CD. The match of human voice and trumpet seems to us, at the end of the Twenth Century, a mismatch. But to quote Ellen T. Harris, who wrote the liner notes, "The real and sympolic power of the trumpet makes its combination with the quieter instruments and voice seems, at first, imbrobable, but a softer sweeter style of playing in the high ("clarino") register was typical in art music for the trumpet…". Sounds simple enough, but Wynton is one of the few players who can do it well. So well in fact, that at several points Kathleen's voice and Wynton's trumpet blend into one voice, a balanced singularity, even duplicating each others vibrato exactly. A truely amazing accomplishment, which can only be fully appreciated by listening; but once you hear this glorious sound, you'll want to upgrade your stero system to capture its fullness…
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Krassimira Stoyanova - Puccini: Complete Songs for Soprano & Piano (2017)

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Krassimira Stoyanova - Puccini: Complete Songs for Soprano & Piano (2017)

Krassimira Stoyanova - Puccini: Complete Songs for Soprano & Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 46:25 min | 171 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Through Puccini represents the late-Romantic apex of the Italian operatic tradition, his songs are much less well known and, in their pared simplicity and emotional restraint, could hardly be more different from his stage works. The nineteen complete songs for soprano (two in duet with a mezzo) and piano cover themes typical of lyric poetry including life, death, personal resolution, love, nature, home and religious faith. There are also rare salon pieces and examples of Puccini's secular juvenilia, written between 1875 and 1880.