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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.

VA - Best Of Opera Tenors - 19 Great Arias [1996]

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VA - Best Of Opera Tenors - 19 Great Arias [1996]

VA - Best Of Opera Tenors - 19 Great Arias (Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Bizet, Donizetti, Ponchielli, Lalo, Wagner, Mozart, von Flo) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 338 MB
Classical | Label: Royal Opera | Catalog Number: 86217 | TT: 01'15''42

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.

Dana Zemtsov, Cathelijne Noorland - Romantic Metamorphoses (2015)

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Dana Zemtsov, Cathelijne Noorland - Romantic Metamorphoses (2015)

Dana Zemtsov, Cathelijne Noorland - Romantic Metamorphoses (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:15 | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCSSA 37215

Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising international viola soloists of her generation. On this new release, she invites listeners to re-explore Romanticism from different perspectives. Be it the lyrical nineteenth-century classical romanticism of Vieuxtemps's Viola Sonata, the fantastical adventure of Bloch's Suite'1919' or the drama of Waxman's Carmen Fantasy, the term'Romantic' has many different definitions. However, most personal is Zemtsov's inclusion of Melodie im Alten Stil, composed by her grandfather Evgeni Zemtsov. Written for her grandmother, who was also a violist, it was intended as a declaration of love.

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.

Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)

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Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)

Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | RAR | 2082 mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 0289 477 8124 0 GB

Since she won the seventh International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1965 at the age of 24, this Argentine concert pianist has mostly avoided the limelight; she remains, however, one of the greatest interpreters of classical music.

Frederick Delius - Delius Edition (2011) (Box Set 8CD) {Decca}

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Frederick Delius - Delius Edition (2011) (Box Set 8CD) {Decca}

Frederick Delius - Delius Edition (2011) (Box Set 8CD)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 2041 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1289 mb
Classical, Romantic, Modern | Label: Decca - 4783078

29th January 2012 sees the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Frederick Delius. To celebrate this occasion, Decca will release, on 24th January 2012, a special 8CD Commemorative Special Edition Box Set, containing many of the greatest Delius recordings on Decca, featuring a great cast of artists and performers, including Thomas Hampson, Julian Lloyd Webber, the Fitzwilliam Quartet, London Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Sir Charles Mackerras.

Dvorak - The 9 Symphonies (1999) (Kubelik, Berliner Philharmoniker) (Box Set 6CD) (REPOST)

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Dvorak - The 9 Symphonies (1999) (Kubelik, Berliner Philharmoniker) (Box Set 6CD) (REPOST)

Dvorak - The 9 Symphonies (Kubelik, Berliner Philharmoniker) (Box Set 6CD)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1947 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1085 mb
Classical, Romantic, Symphony | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 463158

Rafael Kubelik was one of our foremost interpreters of Dvorak and other great Czech composers such as Smetana and Janacek. His critically acclaimed 1960's Dvorak symphony Deutsche Grammophon cycle was reissued several years ago as a budget-priced collection.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996

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Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Ballet In Four Acts, Op. 20 (1979) 2CDs, Reissue 1996
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Seiji Ozawa

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 414 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453 055-2 | Time: 02:30:04

Swan Lake was the first of Tchaikovsky's three great ballets– works which added a new level of depth and sophistication to what had been a purely superficial art form. Today the music is so well-known and popular that it's impossible to comprehend the difficulties the composer experienced at early performances. Audiences found the music "too symphonic," and the dancers were put off by the prominence given to the orchestra which, they felt, distracted ballet fans from the action on stage. Of course, all of these supposed "defects" are precisely what we admire about the music today, and this elegant but exciting performance reveals the music in all of its glory.

Christian Immler, Georges Starobinski - Im Schonen Strome: Heine Lieder - Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Robert Franz (2015)

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Christian Immler, Georges Starobinski - Im Schonen Strome: Heine Lieder - Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Robert Franz (2015)

Im Schönen Strome: Heine Lieder - Songs by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Robert Franz (2015)
Christian Immler (baritone), Georges Starobinski (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2143 | Time: 01:07:35

Although highly productive and respected in his lifetime as a composer of Lieder, Robert Franz (1815–92) has since become a peripheral figure in music history. One reason may be that he avoids dramatic contrasts and instead aims at an emotional ambiguity: ‘My representation of joy is always tinged with melancholy, whilst that of suffering is always accompanied by an exquisite sensation of losing oneself’, he once wrote to Liszt. As a consequence his music appeals to those who are able ‘to admire the nuances of a charcoal drawing without longing for the colours of a painting’, to quote from Georges Starobinski’s liner notes to this recording. As they began to explore the songs of Franz, Starobinski and the baritone Christian Immler were moved by their findings to devise a programme which includes 23 of the composer’s often quite brief songs. Using the poet Heinrich Heine as their guiding star, they present these – all Heine settings but from different opus groups – in the form of two ‘imagined’ song cycles.

Wagner - Complete Piano Music - Pier Paolo Vincenzi (2013) {2CD Brilliant Classics 94450}

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Wagner - Complete Piano Music - Pier Paolo Vincenzi (2013) {2CD Brilliant Classics 94450}

Wagner - Complete Piano Music - Pier Paolo Vincenzi (2013) {2CD Brilliant Classics 94450}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 351 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 340 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Brilliant Classics | 94450
Classical / Sonatas / Solo Piano

Richard Wagner's reputation rests on his tetralogy, Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the other music dramas he created, including Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal, which revolutionized all aspects of late Romantic music and left their mark on modern music as well. Yet there is a small body of non-operatic works that shows a more relaxed Wagner working on a much smaller scale: his Siegfried Idyll for chamber orchestra, a group of songs, and a collection of pieces for piano. This double CD by Pier Paolo Vincenzi presents Wagner's complete piano music with three sonatas, a large-scale fantasia, and eleven short pieces that show the composer's attempts at finding a more personal and intimate voice.

Royal Stockholm PO, Sakari Oramo - Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)

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Royal Stockholm PO, Sakari Oramo - Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)

Carl Nielsen - Symphony No.1 in G minor; Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia espansiva' (2014)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2048 SACD | Time: 01:12:28

The second installment in Sakari Oramo's superb hybrid SACD cycle of the symphonies of Carl Nielsen on BIS presents the Symphony No. 1 in G minor and the Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia espansiva," two ruggedly independent works that reflect the composer's late Romantic style yet point to the modernism to come. While the Symphony No. 1 was influenced by Brahms and offers a rich harmonic language, propulsive rhythms, and a fairly homogenous orchestral palette, the Symphony No. 3 is striking for its reliance on unfolding counterpoint and long-breathed lines, and most notable for the use of wordless parts for soprano and baritone voices in the pastoral slow movement. These performances by Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra are exceptional for their stunning power and spacious feeling, though the crisp details and focused sound quality will be the biggest draw for audiophiles.

Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Robert Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41, No. 3; Piano Quintet, Op. 44 (2009)

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Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Robert Schumann: String Quartet, Op. 41, No. 3; Piano Quintet, Op. 44 (2009)

Robert Schumann - String Quartet in A major; Piano Quintet in E flat major (2009)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67631 | Time: 00:56:33

The peerless Takacs Quartet recently nominated for a Gramophone award for their second disc of Brahms's string quartets, continue their exploration of the Romantic chamber music tradition with this disc of Schumann. The Piano Quintet is by far Schumann's most popular chamber work and one of the most beloved works in the genre. Schumann was the first romantic composer to pair the piano with the string quartet. Schumann studied the string quartets of Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn and his quartet Op. 41 No. 3 demonstrates these influences. However, it contains many highly original strokes, particularly the casting of the scherzo as a set of variations. The Takacs Quartet are joined by Marc-Andre Hamelin in an invigorating partnership that has already been widely acclaimed on the concert platform.

Anna Moffo - Recital [1991]

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Anna Moffo - Recital [1991]

Anna Moffo - Recital (Donizetti, Gounod, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Charpentier,
Puccini, Lehar, Johann Strauss II, Stolz, Herb Brown; Eichhorn, Galatis, Eisbrenner) [1991]

EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 269 MB
Classical | Label: Eurodisc / BMG UK | Catalog Number: 69113 | TT: 55:00

A lot has been said about Anna Moffo's early vocal decline and mismanaged carreer but let's not forget what a lovely singer she was in her prime. This recital from the early 1970's let us hear "late Moffo" though she was not yet 40. There is a slight hoarseness and unsteadiness in the voice that was not present in earlier recordings but it is still by any means a beautiful instrument used with skill. This recital also reminds us what a verstatile artist she was - she sings arias from the italian bel canto and verismo repertoire, french lyric and also german operettas and she passes from one to the other with considerable naturalness, ease and charm..

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Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

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Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.

Cathy Berberian a Hommage (Walton, Monteverdi, Debussy, Stravinsky, Cage, Gerschwin, Purcell) [1997]

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Cathy Berberian a Hommage (Walton, Monteverdi, Debussy, Stravinsky, Cage, Gerschwin, Purcell) [1997]

Cathy Berberian a Hommage (Bernasconi, Travis; W. Walton, Cl. Monteverdi, Cl. Debussy,
I. Stravinsky/Стравинский, J. Cage, G. Gerschwin, H. Purcell) [1997]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 315 MB
Classical | Label: Accore / MPO, France | Catalog Number: 205722 | TT: 70’55

Catherine Anahid Berberian (July 4, 1925 – March 6, 1983) was an American soprano and composer. She interpreted contemporary avant-garde music composed, among others, by Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna, John Cage, Henri Pousseur, Sylvano Bussotti, Darius Milhaud, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, and Igor Stravinsky. She also interpreted works by Claudio Monteverdi, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Kurt Weill, Philipp Zu Eulenburg, arrangements of songs by The Beatles, and folk songs from several countries and cultures. As a composer, she wrote Stripsody (1966), in which she exploits her vocal technique using comic book sounds (onomatopoeia), and Morsicat(h)y (1969), a composition for the keyboard (with the right hand only) based on Morse code.