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Rued Langgaard - String Quartets Vol. 1 (Nightingale String Quartet) (2012) {Dacapo}

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Rued Langgaard - String Quartets Vol. 1 (Nightingale String Quartet) (2012) {Dacapo}

Rued Langgaard - String Quartets Vol. 1 (Nightingale String Quartet) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi) | 426 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 260 mb
Classical, Chamber Music, String Quartet | Label: Dacapo

The string quartets of Danish music's eccentric outsider Rued Langgaard (1893-1952) are passionate works of the composer's youth, representing both his nostalgically romantic side and his profoundly visionary modernity. For the first time on CD, this recording series presents all 9 quartets in the award-winning young Nightingale String Quartet's distinctly dramatic interpretation based on the revised Rued Langgaard Edition.

Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Carlo Gesualdo: Complete Sacred Music for Five Voices (1993)

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Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Carlo Gesualdo: Complete Sacred Music for Five Voices (1993)

Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly - Carlo Gesualdo: Complete Sacred Music for Five Voices (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 68:12 | 264 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 550742

This is a very good collection of Gesualdo's sacred motet style, performed beautifully. Most of these pieces are much more conservative and less chromatic than his madrigals, but they are exquisite and expresive and every bit as competent as the styles of contemporaries such as Gesualdo's alter-ego, Palestrina. Much of this music makes his mental turmoil and fear of damnation over his infamous murders achingly clear, especially the disturbing mode changes and chromaticism on parts of the text that say things like "have mercy on me" and words like "my sorrow and "my tears".

Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]

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Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]

Mozart - Sonatas In Four Hands For Harpsichord, KV381, KV501, KV521, KV401 (P.Ayrton, W.Gluxam) [2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 503.65 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD289 | TT: 74’26

Mozart's keyboard works for four hands feature among the most delightful and entertaining of his compositions. Indeed, a favourite family pastime was to play duets on a harpsichord or pianoforte. The young Wolfgang and his sister Nannerl apparently spent many happy hours playing together on the same keyboard. This we learn about from the English music historian and traveller Charles Burney reporting in 1772 : «By a letter from Salzburg (…) I am informed that this young man, who so much astonished all Europe by his premature knowledge and performance, during infancy, is still a great master of his instrument. My correspondent went to his father's house to hear him and his sister play duets on the same harpsichord.».

Handel - Riccardo Primo (Christophe Rousset) [1996]

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Handel - Riccardo Primo (Christophe Rousset) [1996]

Handel - Riccardo Primo (Christophe Rousset) [1996]
Classical | DECCA 452 201-2 | TT: 73.48+56.05+67.16 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 914 Mb

"Rescue operas are not what one is used to associating with Handel, yet that, in a sense, is what this is. Costanza, a princess of Navarre, has been shipwrecked on Cyprus, where she now awaits the arrival of her betrothed, Richard the Lionheart (yes, the same). The island's tyrannical ruler, Isacio, fancies her for himself, however, and spends the entire opera trying to prevent the intended union from going ahead, first by sending Riccardo his daughter Pulcheria instead, and, when that has failed thanks to Pulcheria's brave entreaties, by imprisoning Costanza and declaring war. Only with his final defeat by Riccardo's army, aided by Pulcheria's own fiancé Oronte, do things finally turn out happily.

La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken, Howard Crook - Concert de Danse (2006)

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La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken, Howard Crook - Concert de Danse (2006)

La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken, Howard Crook - Concert de Danse (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:09:30 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Accent | Catalog: 25001

There are quite a few French Baroque ballet and opera samplers on the market, perhaps because theses repertories, with their arcane textual and musical conventions and their unfamiliar genres, are thought to be rather inaccessible for general listeners in complete works or large chunks of them. The reconstructions of William Christie and others, including this disc's conductor, Sigiswald Kuijken, have shown that equal parts of imagination and musicality can go a long way toward making the operas of the French Baroque come alive, and the repertoires of virtuoso singers are beginning to reflect this.

Misha Keylin, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia - Henry Vieuxtemps (2010)

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Misha Keylin, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia - Henry Vieuxtemps (2010)

Misha Keylin, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia - Henry Vieuxtemps (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 62:56 | 309 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8570974

The violin concertos of Belgian-born composer/virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps have been recorded by various players, including the young Russian-American virtuoso Misha Keylin heard here. But these shorter pieces, which would have been the stock-in-trade of Vieuxtemps' active touring life (during one American tour he made 121 appearances in six months, without benefit of planes, automobiles, or in many cases trains), are a good deal rarer. They don't have the main virtue of the concertos, which is that there's a certain amount of structural interest to go with the Paganini-like fireworks, but they're a great deal of fun.

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: The Indian Queen (2015)

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The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: The Indian Queen (2015)

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: The Indian Queen (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:25 | 346 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Coro | Catalog: COR16129

The Indian Queen was one of Henry Purcell's final works and may in fact have been left unfinished at his death. Defining the state of the text is complicated by the fact that the work is a so-called semi-opera, a defunct form that mixed spoken dialogue, singing, and dance; the function of the surviving music isn't always totally clear. For those reasons, the work hasn't often been recorded. Many of the individual numbers are splendid examples of Purcell's style, with his sparkling ensemble dances and exuberantly rhythmic major-key tunes that seem to shake off dour minor introductory sections.

Hervé Niquet, Les Dames de St Jean - François d'Agincour: Pièces d'Orgue (2001)

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Hervé Niquet, Les Dames de St Jean - François d'Agincour: Pièces d'Orgue (2001)

Hervé Niquet, Les Dames de St Jean - François d'Agincour: Pièces d'Orgue (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 75:43 | 365 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD 921701

Hervé Niquet – ici sans son ensemble Le Concert spirituel – réserve aux discophiles curieux une nouvelle découverte musicale, en la personne de François d'Agincourt. Mais qui était donc ce Monsieur d'Agincourt, dont on ne retrouve guère de notices biographiques dans la plupart des encyclopédies dédiées à la musique ? Né en 1684, mort en 1758, il fut la gloire artistique de la ville de Rouen où il tint les orgues de la cathédrale rien moins que cinquante ans, fonctions accaparantes qu'il cumula néanmoins avec celles d'organiste de l'abbaye royale de Saint-Ouen, puis de Saint-Jean de Rouen, tout en étant l'un des musiciens officiels du roi. Sur les grandes et belles orgues Tribuot, Hervé Niquet ressuscite un pan inconnu de notre patrimoine artistique, avec ces Dames de Saint-Jean, auxquelles il insuffle une vitalité et une profondeur de bon aloi.

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Wim Van Hasselt, Jörgen van Rijen - Tintomara (2015)

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Wim Van Hasselt, Jörgen van Rijen - Tintomara (2015)

Wim Van Hasselt, Jörgen van Rijen - Tintomara (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:09 | 237 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCSSA 36315

On this collection, principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Jorgen van Rijen and Wim Van Hasselt, professor of trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg in Germany, team up to explore compositions written for the combination of trumpet and trombone. The recording is named after Folke Rabe's composition Tintomara - a dualistic figure from The Briar Rose Book by the Swedish author Jonas Love Almqvist. This richly rewarding recording includes both duets and solo works.

Webern - Boulez - Complete Webern (2000, Deutsche Grammophon # 457 637-2) [6x CD BOX] (RE-UP)

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Webern - Boulez - Complete Webern (2000, Deutsche Grammophon # 457 637-2) [6x CD BOX] (RE-UP)

Anton Webern (1883-1945) - Complete Works
Pierre Boulez - Berliner Philharmoniker
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,16 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 457 637-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2000
Genre: Classical | Style: Modern

…Whatever reservations one might harbor about this or that individual performance, it is unlikely that this set as a whole will be surpassed in the near future. It belongs in every serious music library, private or public.

Infusion Baroque - 1747: C.P.E. Bach (2017)

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Infusion Baroque - 1747: C.P.E. Bach (2017)

Infusion Baroque - 1747: C.P.E. Bach (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:54 | 147 MB
Label: Leaf Music | Release Year: 2017

Winners of the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, Montreal based Infusion Baroque has produced a much anticipated debut album featuring five trio sonatas by CPE Bach. Infusion Baroque is in high demand among early music concert presenters throughout North America. They maintain a busy touring schedule, and plan to release many albums following the present release. Their performances have been described as "dynamic and alive" with a stage presence that is "poised and elegant." Infusion Baroque is flutist Alexa Raine-Wright, violinist Sallynee Amawat, cellist Andrea Stewart, and harpsichordist Rona Nadler.

Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus - Al Viento (2016) {InFine}

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Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus - Al Viento (2016) {InFine}

Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus - Al Viento (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | RAR | 341 mb
Flamenco, World, Classical | Label: InFiné - iF 21036

Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus new album “Al viento” was sketched out in Icelandic territory, with Valgeir Sigurösson in his Greenhouse studio, then later completed in Spain with Didier Richard, drives the nail home.

Jonathan Biss - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Nos. 9, 13 & 29 "Hammerklavier") (2017)

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Jonathan Biss - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Nos. 9, 13 & 29 "Hammerklavier") (2017)

Jonathan Biss - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6 (Nos. 9, 13 & 29 "Hammerklavier") (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:47 | 157 MB
Label: JB Recording | Release Year: 2017

Pianist Jonathan Biss is established as an artist at the highest level in the USA and in Europe and appears on regular basis with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony orchestras. In Europe, he has appeared twice with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Berlin Staatskapelle, Dresden Staatskapelle and Leipzig Gewandhaus. Jonathan Biss is a committed recitalist and chamber musician. He is a regular guest at Carnegie Hall and also plays in the major recital series in the US and in Europe.

Shostakovich - The Shostakovich Quartet - Complete String Quartets (2010) (Box Set 5CD)

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Shostakovich - The Shostakovich Quartet - Complete String Quartets (2010) (Box Set 5CD)

Shostakovich - The Shostakovich Quartet - Complete String Quartets (2010) (Box Set 5CD)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 1793 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 899 mb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Alto - ALC 5002

The staying power of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s string quartets rivals that of his symphonies. His quartets are deeply personal works – intensely autobiographical, confessional, intimate, intensely emotional – and among the most insightful works in the quartet repertoire.

Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1 (2007) (Box Set 6CD) (PEPOST)

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Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1 (2007) (Box Set 6CD) (PEPOST)

Jean Sibelius - The Sibelius Edition, Vol. 2: Chamber Music 1 (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, booklet | 2039 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1044 mb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: BIS - 1903

Vol. 2 in BIS' complete Sibelius Edition is given over the Finnish master's chamber music for strings and for strings and piano. Fifty years earlier, this release would've included only the "Voces intimae" string quartet. But BIS' 2007 release includes all four quartets and all four piano trios, plus 35 other works or substantial fragments lasting between 13 seconds to 32 minutes. One thing is instantly clear: Sibelius scholarship has made enormous strides since the mid-twentieth century.