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Christoph Spering - Bach: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern - BWV 1,8,92,101,107,114,123,133,139 (2024)

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Christoph Spering - Bach: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern - BWV 1,8,92,101,107,114,123,133,139 (2024)

Christoph Spering - Bach: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern - BWV 1,8,92,101,107,114,123,133,139 (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 3:15:02 | 934 Mb
Genre: Classical

»So prägnant, dynamisch und voranschreitend muss das sein! Die … aufführungspraktischen Überlegungen Sperings erweisen sich in dieser Aufnahme (wieder) als völlig überzeugend«, lobt FONO FORUM eine der bereits erschienenen vier Veröffentlichungen der Bach-Kantaten vom Bach-Experten Christoph Spering mit seinem Chorus Musicus Köln und Das neue Orchester. Jetzt komplettiert Vol. 5, ein Dreifach-Album, Sperings überall hochgelobte Gesamteinspielung des besonderen Kantatenjahrgangs 1724 / 25. Die titelgebende Kantate »Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern« war passenderweise auch die Kantate, die Bachs Zyklus von Choralkantaten beendete.Bachs kontrastreiche Aushandlungen zwischen Text und Musik macht Christoph Spering mit der hohen Klangqualität seiner Vokal- und Instrumentalensembles und den exzellenten Solisten lebendig.

Martin Cousin - Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 62 Transcriptions of Religious Works (2024)

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Martin Cousin - Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 62 Transcriptions of Religious Works (2024)

Martin Cousin - Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 62 Transcriptions of Religious Works (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:16:15 | 190 Mb
Genre: Classical

Franz Liszt’s entire life was influenced by the spiritual and the mystical, his piety often in conflict with the secular life of a journeying pianist. Liszt’s prolific and historical transcriptions range from the Renaissance to his own time, and he is acknowledged as Western civilisation’s finest creative force in this genre. The transcriptions of religious works in this recording hold a special place in Liszt’s output and show a different side to this often misunderstood composer, conveying and enhancing the essence of each work to often achingly beautiful effect, and resulting in a treasure trove of unexpectedly intimate and private treasures.

Jose Miguel Perez-Sierra and Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Armida (2024)

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Jose Miguel Perez-Sierra and Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Armida (2024)

José Miguel Pérez-Sierra and Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra - Rossini: Armida (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:46:54 | 845 Mb
Genre: Classical

The story of Armida had already inspired around 70 composers by the time Rossini took it on both as an opportunity to measure himself against his colleagues, and as a special role for soprano Isabella Colbran with whom he had recently started a relationship. The narrative of Armida sees the arrival of a beautiful noblewoman at a Crusaders’ camp, asking them for help and protection. She claims that her throne has been usurped by the evil Idraote. However, she is in fact the sorceress Armida in disguise – and secretly in love with the heroic Rinaldo. This acclaimed Rossini in Wildbad production was admired for its ‘near magical casting’ (Interlude.hk).

Frankfurter Opern und Museumsorchester - Meyerbeer: L'africaine Vasco da Gama (J. Selk Critical Edition) (2024)

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Frankfurter Opern und Museumsorchester - Meyerbeer: L'africaine Vasco da Gama (J. Selk Critical Edition) (2024)

Frankfurter Opern und Museumsorchester - Meyerbeer: L'africaine Vasco da Gama (J. Selk Critical Edition) (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 3:20:15 | 900 Mb
Genre: Classical

At a late stage in its composition Meyerbeer changed the name of his opera L’Africaine to Vasco da Gama and completed it the day before he died in 1864. Changes were then made by the Belgian musicologist and composer François-Joseph Fétis who prepared a performing version from the extensive score material, retaining the title L’Africaine, before the opera’s premiere in April 1865. The plot concerns the famed Portuguese navigator and his series of love entanglements cast as a magnificent grand opéra. This production is based on the critical edition of the full score and reflects Meyerbeer’s original intentions.

Gerald Peregrine, Antony Ingham, Lynda O'Connor - Folk Tales, Vol. 2: British & Irish Miniatures (2024)

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Gerald Peregrine, Antony Ingham, Lynda O'Connor - Folk Tales, Vol. 2: British & Irish Miniatures (2024)

Gerald Peregrine, Antony Ingham, Lynda O'Connor - Folk Tales, Vol. 2: British & Irish Miniatures (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 1:15:39 | 362 Mb
Genre: Classical

Following the success of the first volume of Folk Tales (8.574035), Gerald Peregrine and Antony Ingham go further into their explorations of British and Irish music. These include rarely recorded works and new interpretations of traditional Irish songs that Peregrine presented during his more than 2,000 ‘Covid Care Concerts’ performed at health care settings during the pandemic. This is yet another treasure trove of poetic miniatures to treat the ear and tug at the heartstrings.

Hyejin Chung, Warren Lee - Fuchs: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4-6 (2024)

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Hyejin Chung, Warren Lee - Fuchs: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4-6 (2024)

Hyejin Chung, Warren Lee - Fuchs: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4-6 (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 1:11:03 | 351 Mb
Genre: Classical

Eminent composer and revered teacher, Robert Fuchs, was an established part of Vienna’s musical landscape. His six violin sonatas fuse lyricism with conversational ease and chromatic harmonies with folk-derived melodies. This second volume of the complete set (Volume 1 is on 8.574213) charts a decade’s worth of composition, from 1905 to 1915. No. 4 in E major is hymn-like, while No. 5 in A major is playful and deeply lyrical. His final violin sonata No. 6 in G minor, is sombre with a nervous energy reflective of the time of its composition, though still, as always, exuding Brahmsian richness and beauty.

Gerard Schwarz - The Best of Gerard Schwarz (2024)

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Gerard Schwarz - The Best of Gerard Schwarz (2024)

Gerard Schwarz - The Best of Gerard Schwarz (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 149:15 min | 607 / 340 Mb
Genre: Classical

Gerard Ralph Schwarz is one of the world's leading conductors, particularly noted for music of the first great age of American symphonism. He has also been one of the great trumpet virtuosi.He began studying the trumpet when he was a boy of eight. He attended the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan during the summers of 1958-1960 and studied at New York's High School of Performing Arts (the Fame school). He studied trumpet with William Vacchiano, trumpeter of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (1962-1968). He received his Bachelor's Degree from the Juilliard School in 1972. Meanwhile, he had debuted as a conductor in 1966.

Antoni Wit - The Best of Antoni Wit (2024)

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Antoni Wit - The Best of Antoni Wit (2024)

Antoni Wit - The Best of Antoni Wit (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 147:56 min | 626 / 335 Mb
Genre: Classical

Veteran conductor Antoni Wit has been a major champion of Polish contemporary music but also has a wide repertory of music from many countries. He was conductor of the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice, and then the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra for many years.

Daniel Johannsen, Samantha Gaul and Klaus Simon - Wolff: Complete Songs, Vol. 1 (2024)

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Daniel Johannsen, Samantha Gaul and Klaus Simon - Wolff: Complete Songs, Vol. 1 (2024)

Daniel Johannsen, Samantha Gaul and Klaus Simon - Wolff: Complete Songs, Vol. 1 (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:05:07 | 225 Mb
Genre: Classical

Erich J. Wolff’s name will be unfamiliar to many but in the 1920s an authoritative reference book on popular art song ranked his compositions fourth, behind Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler. The first volume in this series of Wolff’s Complete Songs introduces a composer of astonishing gifts whose Romanticism is as daring as his formal sophistication. Wolff’s songs are lyrical, serene and full of melodic beauty, coupled with piano writing that is both virtuosic and atmospheric.

Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra & Dario Salvi - Auber: Overtures, Vol. 6 (2024)

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Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra & Dario Salvi - Auber: Overtures, Vol. 6 (2024)

Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra & Dario Salvi - Auber: Overtures, Vol. 6 (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 1:26:54 | 351 Mb
Genre: Classical

Auber’s overtures were once as popular as those by Rossini and Suppé, with no less a figure than Tchaikovsky commenting on the ‘elegant clarity of his harmonisation, his delightful and striking melodies … and beautiful instrumentation.’ Full evidence is provided here in music that ranges across Auber’s creative periods where finesse of orchestral detail and piquant harmonies are met by verve and wit. Some of his least well-known music is encountered, as are scores that explore vivid dance themes, all presented with Auber’s gossamer orchestration and lightness of touch.

Hungarian Radio Choir, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Frizza - Brusa: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2024)

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Hungarian Radio Choir, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Frizza - Brusa: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2024)

Hungarian Radio Choir, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Frizza - Brusa: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:05:41 | 283 Mb
Genre: Classical

Most of Elisabetta Brusa’s compositions have been written for orchestral forces, with four volumes currently available on Naxos. The two new choral pieces in this fifth volume offer a revealing look at the composer’s response to spirituality and her own feelings about the end of life. The Stabat Mater was written as a trial for the Requiem and features vocal parts that are often pushed to the limit of their extensions for maximum expressivity. Following traditional models, Brusa’s Requiem evokes an archaic atmosphere which gives the piece a medieval aura, contrasted with moments of luminous and transcendent music.

Annalisa Stroppa, Javier Camarena, Florian Sempey, Evgeny Stavinsky, Edoardo Milletti - Donizetti: La favorite, A. 58 (2024)

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Annalisa Stroppa, Javier Camarena, Florian Sempey, Evgeny Stavinsky, Edoardo Milletti  - Donizetti: La favorite, A. 58 (2024)

Annalisa Stroppa, Javier Camarena, Florian Sempey, Evgeny Stavinsky, Edoardo Milletti - Donizetti: La favorite, A. 58 (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:59:10 | 634 Mb
Genre: Classical

Written for the Opéra in Paris, Gaetano Donizetti’s La Favorite contains some of his most famously enthralling arias. While its much-reduced Italian version has continued in popularity, this superb production from the Donizetti Opera Festival in his birthplace of Bergamo returns the work to its rarely heard 1840 French grand opera origins. Set in 14th-century Spain, the tragic story is of a pious novice (Fernand) who falls in love with a noble lady and abandons the cloister, meeting her in secret. He becomes a war hero and asks the King for her hand, later finding out to his horror that she is Léonor de Guzman, the King’s beloved mistress.

Marin Alsop - The Best of Marin Alsop (2024)

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Marin Alsop - The Best of Marin Alsop (2024)

Marin Alsop - The Best of Marin Alsop (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:25:42 | 615 / 332 Mb
Genre: Classical

Marin Alsop Née à Manhattan à New York le 16 octobre 1956, enfant unique d’une mère violoncelliste et d’un père violoniste, la chef d'orchestre américaine Marin Alsop a très vite dessiné son avenir. C’est en effet à l’âge de neuf ans, en 1965, alors qu’elle est entrée un an auparavant au Conservatoire de Peabody à Baltimore, que Marin Alsop décide qu’elle sera chef d’orchestre, à l'issue d'un concert de Leonard Bernstein avec le Philharmonique de New York où son père et sa mère l’avaient emmenée.

Leonard Slatkin - The Best of Leonard Slatkin (2024)

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Leonard Slatkin - The Best of Leonard Slatkin (2024)

Leonard Slatkin - The Best of Leonard Slatkin (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless/ MP3 320 kbps | 2:25:26 | 612 / 333 Mb
Genre: Classical

The American conductor Leonard Slatkin is a fixture of the U.S. symphonic scene, having conducted various major orchestras over his long career. He is noted for performance of American, Russian, and British music, and has been forthright among American conductors for championing the performance of American music.

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra - The Essential Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (2024)

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Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra - The Essential Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (2024)

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra - The Essential Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:25:20 | 608 / 329 Mb
Genre: Classical

The Slovak Philharmonic (in Slovak, Slovenská filharmónia) is one of the youngest among Europe's great symphonic ensembles, yet it has gained international renown in the 1990s and early 2000s. The orchestra has recorded extensively and has attracted top-notch international collaborators. The Slovak Philharmonic was founded in Bratislava, then part of Czechoslovakia, in 1949.