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Sergey & Lusine Khachatryan - My Armenia (2015)

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Sergey & Lusine Khachatryan - My Armenia (2015)

Sergey & Lusine Khachatryan - My Armenia (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 79:39 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: V 5414

Dedicated to the 100th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, My Armenia offers a very personal, touching and brilliant tribute to Armenian music by Sergey and Lusine Khachatryan. Sergey and Lusine are regular duo partners. Together, they have given recitals at London's Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Paris Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Madrid Auditori Nacional, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Brussels Bozar, Luxemburg Philharmonie and New York Carnegie Hall.

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}

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Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}

Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560) - Motets II - Beauty Farm (2017) {Fra Bernardo Official Digital Download FB 1612457}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 577 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 258 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2016, 2017 Fra Bernardo | FB 1612457
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music / Choral / Sacred / Polyphony

The second Gombert project with seventeen of his masterpieces, the motets, some of them being first recorded here. The best description of Gombert’s motets was written by Hermann Finck more than four centuries ago, in 1556: For he avoids pauses, and his work is rich with full harmonies and imitative counterpoint. Beauty farm founded 2014 by Markus Muntean and Bernhard Trebuch is a vocal group focused to the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the renaissance. The international ensemble is based in the carthusian monastery at Mauerbach (Austria). The singers are members of well known ensembles like «Capilla flamenca», «Huelgas Ensemble», «Vox Luminis», «Collegium Vocale Gent» and «Graindelavoix». Beauty Farm exclusively records for frabernardo.

Quartetto Italiano - Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (37CDs, 2015)

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Quartetto Italiano - Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (37CDs, 2015)

Quartetto Italiano - Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (37CDs, 2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5.08 GB
Label: Decca Classics | Release Year: 2015

Founded 70 years ago by Paolo Borciani, Elisa Pegreffi, Lionello Forzanti and Franco Rossi, Quartetto Italiano is one of the finest string quartets of the 20th century. The group recorded almost exclusively for Philips Classics, leaving a legacy admired for its insight and technical brilliance. This 37CD Box Set celebrates the artistic achievements of the Quartet by presenting their complete recordings on Decca, Philips and DG.

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)

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Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Free Improvisation | Label: Long Arms | # CDLA 01032 | 01:13:32

Solo piano works, recorded live in Moscow Conservatory on April 18th, 2000. Russian-only release on the Long Arms label. Pieces include: 'Arica', 'Havana Man', 'Negro Hall', 'The Ecstasy', 'Missigono', 'Requiem For Wally'. "The following pieces appear without any editing of the performance. Large sections of these pieces are improvised and I have attempted to preserve the spontaneity of this special evening by presenting my first concert in Moscow exactly as it was played. I hope in some way my offering of this evenings music reflects the deep respect I hold for the great musical traditions of Russia and the Masters who have reached for the stars before me with their awesome genius."– Terry Riley.

Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits (2017)

Posted By: SERTiL
Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits (2017)

Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, m3u, log, artwork | 61:10 min | 243 MB
Label: Universal UMC ‎– 5723627 | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Piano

Piano Portraits is the 100th solo album from Rick Wakeman in what represents a truly remarkable body of work. The 15 tracks that Rick has re-interpreted on piano represent a distillation of all the music that has impacted and influenced Rick’s life over the decades, taking in 70s rock and pop, classical, jazz and choral. Painting pictures is how Rick describes his playing style and how he visualises music, and this album paints a very vivid, lush landscape for the listener to explore. Key tracks include Life on Mars, Space Oddity, Help and an original composition Dance of the Damselflies.

Katia & Marielle Labeque - Love Stories (2017)

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Katia & Marielle Labeque - Love Stories (2017)

Katia & Marielle Labeque - Love Stories
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:43 min | 296 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 37 | Rls.date: 2017

They are sisters and pianists and form an intensely close duo which has ignited the world’s stages. For this new show, charmingly titled «Love Stories», Katia and Marielle Labèque have chosen to revisit the myth of «Romeo and Juliet» creating a fusion between Leonard Bernstein, hip-hop and breakdancing. Created at the Châtelet, in Paris, «Love Stories» is presented in two acts.

VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias [1996]

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VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias [1996]

VA - Best Of Italian Opera - 16 Great Arias (Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Cilea, Catalani, Mascagni) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 338 MB
Classical | Label: Royal Opera | Catalog Number: 862142 | TT: 01'06''10

The Royal Opera is a company based in central London, resident at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Along with the English National Opera, it is one of the two principal opera companies in London. Founded in 1946 as the Covent Garden Opera Company, it was known by that title until 1968. It brought a long annual season and consistent management to a house that had previously hosted short seasons under a series of impresarios. Since its inception, it has shared the Royal Opera House with the dance company now known as The Royal Ballet.

Handel - Partenope (Christian Curnyn) [2005]

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Handel - Partenope (Christian Curnyn) [2005]

Handel - Partenope (Christian Curnyn) [2005]
Classical | Chaconne CHAN 0719(3) | TT: 77.57+55.49+56.29 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 844 Mb

Partenope is mature Handel, and belongs in the top flight of his stage works. A comedy from 1730, which was first rejected as too frivolous by the Royal Academy of Music in London, the text had been set 20 years earlier by Caldara for an opera that had been a major influence on the young Handel. The tone is light and the action - all disguises and cross-dressing, with everyone ending up with the right partner - is swift moving; there are relatively few extended arias but a number of ensembles, as well as the obligatory sinfonia and march for the battle scene at the beginning of the second act. This performance under Christian Curnyn hits the right spot from the very start. There are no outstanding performances, but a whole collection of first-rate ones - Rosemary Joshua in the title role of the queen with so many admirers, Hilary Summers as the princess Rosmira, Kurt Streit as Emilio, the one prince who doesn't get the girl. (Andrew Clements)

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Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

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Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)
Mad Rush; Metamorphosis Two; 600 Lines, for ensemble; The Sound of Silence

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | # GP745 | Time: 01:12:55

The works in this programme demonstrate Philip Glass’s perpetual goal of connecting with his audience. Taking shape as something like a hidden sonata form, Mad Rush contrasts peaceful atmosphere with tempestuousness and mesmerizing beauty. The last of its kind in Glass’s oeuvre, 600 Lines, here receiving its première recording on solo piano, is an obsessive and hypnotically restless toccata that represents the zenith of his experiences while working with Ravi Shankar. These two monumental works are joined by première recordings of the subtly transformed Metamorphosis 2, and Glass’s only transcription in the form of Paul Simon’s The Sound of Silence.

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra & Myung Whun Chung & Dong-ill Shin - Beethoven·Saint-Saëns·Choi Sunghwan (Live) (2017)

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Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra & Myung Whun Chung & Dong-ill Shin - Beethoven·Saint-Saëns·Choi Sunghwan (Live) (2017)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra & Myung Whun Chung & Dong-ill Shin - Beethoven·Saint-Saëns·Choi Sunghwan (Live) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:20 | 124 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG) | Release Year: 2017

The album includes Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a, Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3 in c minor, Op. 78 "Organ" and Choi Sung-hwan's Arirang Fantasias performed by Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Chung Myung-whun. "Many performers and conductors who have participated or listened to performances at the hall lauded the concert hall’s acoustics. It is extremely meaningful that we are releasing our second album even before our one year anniversary of opening. We hope to establish our hall as the optimum recording venue for classical music,” said Han Kwang-gyu, president of Lotte Concert Hall.

V.A. - Vivarte Collection Vol. 2 (60CDs, 2016) Part 6

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V.A. - Vivarte Collection Vol. 2 (60CDs, 2016) Part 6

V.A. - Vivarte Collection Vol. 2 (60CDs, 2016) Part 6
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,58 Gb
Label: Sony Music Classical | Release Year: 2016

VIVARTE is the legendary Sony Classical period music label known for producing outstanding recordings on period instruments. The recordings by legendary producer Wolf Erichson are done with the best recording technologies and by one of the best production teams in the world (Tritonus Music Production, Stuttgart). The label started producing when Sony Classical was founded (in 1989). The production came to a standstill recently when Wolf Erichson retired and DHM became the new label of period music within Sony Classical. Among the outstanding artists which recorded for Vivarte are: Anner Bylsma, Gustav Leonhardt, Jos Van Immerseel, Tafelmusik, Huelgas Ensemble and others.

The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind (2005)

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The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind (2005)

The String Quartet Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical Crossover, Tribute, Instrumental | Label: Vitamin Records | # VIT-8865 | Time: 00:41:58

As persistency goes, one must give credit where it is due to the Vitamin imprint. Their rigorous schedule of releases assures the public that there will be, at bare minimum, one to two releases per month paying homage to a current pop icon or legendary rock figure. With this installment, the label looks to honor one of grunge's most revered albums, if not the most revered album of the era: Nirvana's Nevermind. Stripped of the brutal percussion work, the squelching fierce attack of Kurt Cobain's guitar mastery and his trademark screams, the quartet find and emphasize layer after layer within the simplicity of Cobain's melodies and song arrangements. While some songs don't transfer over well in the process, others work quite nicely. While most people can easily dismiss this as a novelty (and to a degree, it is), there are interesting aspects to this album that the die-hard Nirvana fan will find intriguing and enjoyable.

V.A. - Vivarte Collection Vol. 2 (60CDs, 2016) Part 5

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V.A. - Vivarte Collection Vol. 2 (60CDs, 2016) Part 5

V.A. - Vivarte Collection Vol. 2 (60CDs, 2016) Part 5
Classical, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,49 Gb
Label: Sony Music Classical | Release Year: 2016

VIVARTE is the legendary Sony Classical period music label known for producing outstanding recordings on period instruments. The recordings by legendary producer Wolf Erichson are done with the best recording technologies and by one of the best production teams in the world (Tritonus Music Production, Stuttgart). The label started producing when Sony Classical was founded (in 1989). The production came to a standstill recently when Wolf Erichson retired and DHM became the new label of period music within Sony Classical. Among the outstanding artists which recorded for Vivarte are: Anner Bylsma, Gustav Leonhardt, Jos Van Immerseel, Tafelmusik, Huelgas Ensemble and others.

Claire-Lyse Von Dach - Moonlight (2017)

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Claire-Lyse Von Dach - Moonlight (2017)

Claire-Lyse Von Dach - Moonlight (2017)
Classical Crossover, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:45:39 | 105 MB
Label: Claire-Lyse Von Dach | Release Year: 2017

This solo project was at first a distant idea, a dream. A few years ago, when I was performing with the band Elferya (symphonic metal), the desire began to grow; then it took on shape. After I’ve stopped the collaboration with the band, I decided to go on my way for a solo musical challenge. The first compositions of «piano-voice» were created between 2013 and 2015. After that they gathered around a common theme, a dream and a concrete project : to take up the challenge to record a solo album of quality in 2016, to be back on stage and fully share my passion with you. A music in its rough, a voice to bring tears in the eyes, a kind of musical enchantment. A fairy, a subtle writing and a new album "Moonlight".

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}

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Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 237MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Jazz

After critically-lauded projects with trumpeter Paolo Fresu (Chiaroscuro) and with fellow guitarists Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan (Travel Guide), Ralph Towner returns to solo guitar for My Foolish Heart. Whether on classical guitar or 12-string guitar Towner’s touch is immediately identifiable. Solo music is an important thread through his rich discography and this new album – recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in February 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher – follows in the great tradition of Diary, Solo Concert, Ana, Anthem, and Time Line. It features finely-honed new compositions as well as a pair of tunes (“Shard” and “Rewind”) from the songbook of Oregon, a dedication to the late Paul Bley (“Blue As In Bley”) and a single standard – Victor Young’s “My Foolish Heart” which Towner first came to love in Bill Evans’s interpretation.