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Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - The Godfather: Masters of the German & Italian Baroque (2019)

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Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - The Godfather: Masters of the German & Italian Baroque (2019)

Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - The Godfather: Masters of the German & Italian Baroque: Telemann, Pisendel, Brescianello, Vivaldi, Fasch (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 358 Mb | Total time: 66:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum | SIGCD602 | Recorded: 2019

La Serenissima explore the network of friendships and collaborations that helped bring together German and Italian styles during the Baroque, with concertos by Telemann, Pisendel, Brescianello and others.

Mahan Esfahani, Alexander Liebreich, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra - Martinů, Krása, Kalabis: Harpsichord Concertos (2023)

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Mahan Esfahani, Alexander Liebreich, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra - Martinů, Krása, Kalabis: Harpsichord Concertos (2023)

Mahan Esfahani, Alexander Liebreich, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra - Martinů, Krása, Kalabis: Harpsichord Concertos (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 346 Mb | Total time: 60:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hiperion | # CDA68397 | Recorded: 2021

Mahan Esfahani’s first concerto album for Hyperion is everything the listener could wish for: definitive performances of three marvellous – and unexpected – works by three of the last century’s Czech masters.

Piano Masters in Berlin: Great Concertos [8CDs] (2018)

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Piano Masters in Berlin: Great Concertos [8CDs] (2018)

Piano Masters in Berlin: Great Concertos [8CDs] (2018)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,83 Gb | Total time: 08:21:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 4835057 | Recorded: 1953-2011

As part of DG’s celebrations of its incredible pianistic heritage both past and present, the Yellow Label presents within its PIANO MASTERS campaign 8 albums of outstanding performances from its unrivalled roster of pianists accompanied by the two pillars of German musical life: the Berlin Philharmonic and the Staatskapelle Berlin. The witty and eye-catching artwork collects celebrated performances by Pollini, Gilels, Argerich, Barenboim, Géza Anda, Foldes, the Labèque sisters and Yundi.

Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - Venice by Night: Pollarolo, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Veracini, Lotti, Porta (2012)

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Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - Venice by Night: Pollarolo, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Veracini, Lotti, Porta (2012)

Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima - Venice by Night: Pollarolo, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Veracini, Lotti, Porta (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 343 Mb | Total time: 79:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Avie Records | # AV 2257 | Recorded: 2011

Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima s 10th release for Avie coinciding with the label s 10th anniversary has all the hallmarks that have made the Vivaldi specialists one of the best-selling and acclaimed period-instrument bands performing today. As with the chart-topping French Connection 2 (AVR 2218), which featured the world-premiere recording of the flute concerto Il Gran Mogol, Adrian has once again unearthed numerous works from this period, recorded for the first time.

Lea Desandre, Thomas Dunford, Jupiter - Antonio Vivaldi: Arias & Concertos (2019)

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Lea Desandre, Thomas Dunford, Jupiter - Antonio Vivaldi: Arias & Concertos (2019)

Lea Desandre, Thomas Dunford, Jupiter - Antonio Vivaldi: Arias & Concertos (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 372 Mb | Total time: 78:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | 550 | Recorded: 2019

"Brace yourself for some exquisitely dizzy spells, at the hand of Jupiter," the booklet notes here confidently proclaim. The simple album title Vivaldi is confident in its own way, and indeed, among all the thousands of Vivaldi releases on the market, this one by the chamber group Jupiter stands out. There are some exceptionally strong soloists, both vocal and instrumental. Sample Peter Whelan in the lovely slow movement of the Bassoon Concerto in G minor, RV 495, and there is mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre, who is not to all tastes but strongly to some.

Olivier Fortin, Ensemble Masques - Noël Baroque: Charpentier, A.Scarlatti, Schiassi, Delalande (2005)

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Olivier Fortin, Ensemble Masques - Noël Baroque: Charpentier, A.Scarlatti, Schiassi, Delalande (2005)

Olivier Fortin, Ensemble Masques - Noël Baroque: Charpentier, A.Scarlatti, Schiassi, Delalande (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 374 Mb | Total time: 67:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Analekta | # AN 2 9908 | Recorded: 2005

Yet another fine early music ensemble pops up for the holiday season, courtesy of Analekta. Masques has assembled a charming program of Christmas music from the Baroque period, which of course basically sounds like any other kind of Baroque music, but it's pleasing and spunky nevertheless. The highlights are the two sets of instrumental Noëls by Charpentier and Delalande, which present a festive garland of Christmas tunes in colorful instrumental garb, recorders well to the fore. They are delightful. Schiassi's Concerto for Strings ends with one of those wonderful pastoral numbers, thus establishing its seasonal credentials in the Corellian tradition.

Berliner Philharmoniker Great Recordings [8CDs] (2015)

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Berliner Philharmoniker Great Recordings [8CDs] (2015)

Berliner Philharmoniker Great Recordings [8CDs] (2015)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,1 Gb | Total time: 08:46:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875134072 | Recorded1957-2003

The Berlin Philharmonic is consistently ranked as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. As is fitting such an eminent orchestra, they consistently work with the world's most renowned conductors and soloists, and this collection shows these great musicians coming together in eight classic recordings.

Giuseppe Martucci - Collection [10CDs] (2024)

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Giuseppe Martucci - Collection [10CDs] (2024)

Giuseppe Martucci - Collection [10CDs] (2024)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,67 Gb | Total time: 11:03:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 96920 | Recorded: 2006-2014

Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909) stands as a prominent figure in Italian musical history, celebrated for his contributions as a composer, conductor, and pianist. Born in Capua, Italy, Martucci demonstrated remarkable musical talent from a young age. His early studies in Naples under Beniamino Cesi and Paolo Serrao paved the way for a career marked by innovation and artistic depth. Martucci's compositions reflect a synthesis of Romantic and classical influences, showcasing a deep understanding of form and harmony. His orchestral works, including symphonies, piano concertos, as well as his chamber music, reveal a mastery of orchestration and a commitment to exploring new expressive possibilities.

Emmanuel Despax, Eugene Tzigane - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 77: Bronsart & Urspruch: Piano Concertos (2018)

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Emmanuel Despax, Eugene Tzigane - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 77: Bronsart & Urspruch: Piano Concertos (2018)

Emmanuel Despax, Eugene Tzigane, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 77: Bronsart & Urspruch: Piano Concertos (2018)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 75:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68229 | Recorded: 2017

The common thread—as so often in The Romantic Piano Concerto series—is Liszt, in whose Weimar circle both composer-pianists featured here moved. Both concertos are pleasingly substantial, and the typically demanding piano writing is powerfully dispatched by Emmanuel Despax.

Piers Lane, Leon Botstein, The Orchestra Now - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 75: Ries: Piano Concertos Nos 8 & 9 (2018)

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Piers Lane, Leon Botstein, The Orchestra Now - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 75: Ries: Piano Concertos Nos 8 & 9 (2018)

Piers Lane, Leon Botstein, The Orchestra Now - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 75: Ferdinand Ries: Piano Concertos Nos 8 & 9 (2018)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 251 Mb | Total time: 73:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68217 | Recorded: 2017

Ferdinand Ries may once have been celebrated as ‘one of the finest piano-performers of the present day’ (the 1820s), but he is now remembered chiefly for his association with Beethoven. Yet the music here is never slavishly imitative: Piers Lane makes a persuasive case for rescuing these works from the pages of musical history.

Howard Shelley, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 74: Sterndale Bennett: Piano Concertos (2018

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Howard Shelley, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 74: Sterndale Bennett: Piano Concertos (2018

Howard Shelley, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 74: Sterndale Bennett: Piano Concertos (2018)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 246 Mb | Total time: 79:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68178 | Recorded: 2016

The ‘air-spun brilliance and stylistic elegance’ which Gramophone so admired in Howard Shelley’s previous recording of Sterndale Bennett is in abundant evidence in this new release of the first three piano concertos.

Howard Shelley, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 72: Cipriani Potter: Piano Concertos (2017)

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Howard Shelley, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 72: Cipriani Potter: Piano Concertos (2017)

Howard Shelley, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 72: Cipriani Potter: Piano Concertos (2017)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 244 Mb | Total time: 73:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68151 | Recorded: 2016

Volume 72 of our Romantic Piano Concerto series comes to the rescue of yet another neglected figure with three first recordings courtesy of Howard Shelley and his Tasmanian forces. Composer, pianist, writer and educator (he was an early Principal of the Royal Academy of Music), London-born Cipriani Potter was encouraged by Beethoven and admired by Wagner.

Nuria Rial, Julia Schröder, Kammerorchester Basel - Torelli, Perti, Pollarolo, Colonna: Cantatas & Concertos (2023)

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Nuria Rial, Julia Schröder, Kammerorchester Basel - Torelli, Perti, Pollarolo, Colonna: Cantatas & Concertos (2023)

Nuria Rial, Julia Schröder, Kammerorchester Basel - Torelli, Perti, Pollarolo, Colonna: Cantatas & Concertos (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 338 Mb | Total time: 57:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19658813432 | Recorded: 2022

This 2nd album focuses on the iconic Bologna musician musician and adds a great Soprano singer Nulia from Catalonia by illuminating the musical music as well as the voice work of the time. The 3 song voice works have an image of "air" and figuration repeatedly. In other words, the anxiety of a lover who struggle to find peace of mind as if it is moving in the air (Aria Colona), or the story of angels coming from heaven to save people (Perti's Kantha "Vieni pur con i tuoi vezzi") or Aura breathing in the sacred place (Pololo motto Aurae sacra e amati ardores) These Soprano self-chanting works are alongside the collaboration of Jusppe Trelli, born in Venice since 1684, lives in Boronia and has career as composer.

Howard Shelley, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 71: Carl Czerny: Piano Concertos (2017)

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Howard Shelley, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 71: Carl Czerny: Piano Concertos (2017)

Howard Shelley, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 71: Carl Czerny: Piano Concertos (2017)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 252 Mb | Total time: 73:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68138 | Recorded: 2015

Active in every genre other than opera, Carl Czerny is largely remembered for the numerous piano studies he wrote as pedagogical aids. Howard Shelley's advocacy of his three overlooked virtuoso works for piano and orchestra is a welcome reminder of this composer's greater appeal. Alongside the Piano Concerto in A minor Op.214 are two premiere recordings of his Piano Concerto in F major Op.28 and Rondo Brillant in B flat major Op.233.

Piers Lane, Johannes Fritzsch - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 69: Hill, Boyle: Piano Concertos (2016)

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Piers Lane, Johannes Fritzsch - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 69: Hill, Boyle: Piano Concertos (2016)

Piers Lane, Johannes Fritzsch, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol. 69: Alfred Hill, George Frederic Boyle: Piano Concertos (2016)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 230 Mb | Total time: 80:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68135 | Recorded: 2015

Though lesser-known today, composers Alfred Hill and George Boyle enjoyed distinguished careers, both in their native Australia and abroad. Hill was known as the 'grand old man' of Australian musical life in his time. His Piano Concerto in A minor and Piano Sonata in A major are effectively the same work, the one being an orchestral expansion of the other. In addition to his work as a composer, Boyle took on students in New York that included such luminaries as Copland and Barber. The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.69 features his Piano Concerto in D minor. All works are performed here by Piers Lane and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra led by Johannes Fritzsch.