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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca [34CDs] (2019)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca [34CDs] (2019)

Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca [34CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 7,54 Gb | Total time: 37:53:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 7288 | Recorded: 1929-2054

Deutsche Grammophon has created a landmark new edition that offers a cross-section of the great German conductor’s career in all its remarkable creative phases. Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca, which commemorates the 65th anniversary of his death on November 30, 1954, comprises 34 CDs and a DVD of his irresistible 1954 Salzburg Festival Don Giovanni performance, as well as in-depth essays and analysis from critic and blogger Norman Lebrecht and broadcaster Rob Cowan. The release is also backed by contextual information and video interviews contributed by critic and blogger Norman Lebrecht.

Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)

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Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)

Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 59:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 5 56870 5 | Recorded: 1999

Sarah Chang is certainly an exceptional player; her finely produced tone is characteristically sweet, yet she varies it most imaginatively — in the Concerto's slow movement, for instance, where she follows the changing shades of emotion in the most detailed way. The first movement may have been recorded with more strongly expressed feeling (by Boris Belkin), its finale with more mercurial displays of virtuosity (Xue-Wei), but overall Chang is the equal of any, with relaxed technical command and real feeling for the music. The accompaniment is well balanced and cleanly recorded, with distinguished solo contributions from woodwind and horns.

Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch - Selige Stunde: Romantic Songs (2020)

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Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch - Selige Stunde: Romantic Songs (2020)

Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch - Selige Stunde: Romantic Songs (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 70:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19439783262 | Recorded: 2020

After the success of his stunning album ‘Otello’, revered tenor Jonas Kaufmann returns with the sensational new album ‘Selige Stunde’. ‘Selige Stunde’ is the first recital in a small series of recordings that Jonas has made during the Covid-19 crisis. This stunning album includes a varied and heart-felt selection of songs that cover the most prominent Lieder composers. All tracks are short and are often performed as encores. The theme of the lyrics centre around love, longing, peacefulness and farewell. Kaufmann is considered one of the greatest tenors of this generation. He has performed at the world’s most prestigious concert venues including the Royal Opera House in London and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Kaufmann has won numerous prestigious awards including Gramophone Awards and Echo Klassik Awards.

William Steinberg, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Gustav Holst: The Planets; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (2018)

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William Steinberg, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Gustav Holst: The Planets; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (2018)

William Steinberg, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Gustav Holst: The Planets; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra (2018)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 385 Mb | Total time: 76:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 8669 | Recorded: 1970-1971

Steinberg's tenure at the helm of the Boston Symphony was cut short by illness, but his relatively slim catalogue of recordings with the orchestra produced several important examples of his art, boasting truly fine interpretations and spectacular playing. These orchestral showpieces by Strauss and Holst were long overdue for reissue. Steinberg's fast tempos make the Strauss work zip by; it's as if he takes it in one big gulp, creating as exciting a performance as you're likely to hear.

Severin von Eckardstein - Vers la flamme: Beethoven, Messiaen, Scriabin, R. Strauss (2023)

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Severin von Eckardstein - Vers la flamme: Beethoven, Messiaen, Scriabin, R. Strauss (2023)

Severin von Eckardstein - Vers la flamme: Beethoven, Messiaen, Scriabin, R. Strauss (2023)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 224 Mb | Total time: 76:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 855 3531 | Recorded: 2022

The idea behind the thematic programming of this disc is a journey from the earthly to the light, it is about the question of how life and death are connected.

Seiji Ozawa, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie (1997)

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Seiji Ozawa, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie (1997)

Seiji Ozawa, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 59:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 454 448-2 | Recorded: 1996

Die Wiener Philharmoniker sind häufig so etwas wie eine sichere Bank für R. Strauss - und für die Alpensymphonie allemal (man denke nur an die phantastische Aufnahme unter Thielemann). Und auch hier gelingt ihnen - unter dem sehr engagierten Dirigat von S. Ozawa eine herausragende Interpretation.

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Orchestre de Paris - Richard Strauss: Elektra [Blu-Ray] (2014)

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, Orchestre de Paris - Richard Strauss: Elektra [Blu-Ray] (2014)

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Orchestre de Paris - Richard Strauss: Elektra [Blu-Ray] (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 26928 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 30,7 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4398 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | BelAir | Sub: German, French, English, Italian, Spanish

Last production staged by Patrice Chéreau, this Elektra will remain as the main and most striking lyrical event of these last years in Aix-en-Provence. This production is leaded by three amazing singers: the German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius gave a tremendous, never-to-be-forgotten account of the title role, Waltraud Meier portrays a human and chilling Clytemnestra and Adrianne Pieczonka is a fantastic Chrysothemis. Everyone's loneliness and intimate struggles are Patrice Chéreau's favorites theatrical themes. With Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Orchestre de Paris, this production of Elektra becomes an unforgettable experience.

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (1988)

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (1988)

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,10 Gb | Total time: 213:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CBS Masterworks | # M3K 42564 | Recorded: 1971

Bernstein opera sets come few and far between, but those that do emerge are treated as isolated landmarks. Such was his recording of Richard Strauss` ''Der Rosenkavalier'' of 1971 (CBS M3K 42564, three CDs), recorded three years after he virtually swept the Viennese off their collective feet with it at the Staatsoper.

Fritz Wunderlich - Live on Stage: Mozart, Rossini, R. Strauss (2010)

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Fritz Wunderlich - Live on Stage: Mozart, Rossini, R. Strauss (2010)

Fritz Wunderlich - Live on Stage: Mozart, Rossini, R. Strauss (2010)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 221 Mb | Total time: 74:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 9109 | Recorded: 1963-1966

The pearl of great price: the German tenor who could make you wish to retract all you ever thought, wrote or spoke about the species, the Mozart tenor who could sound both elegant and manly, the singer who could almost persuade you that Strauss loved the tenor voice as he did the soprano. We hear Wunderlich in this collection additionally as Rossini’s Almaviva, scrupulous with his triplets and almost as careful with his scales. His “Il mio tesoro” drops not a semiquaver and takes the long phrases with confident ease.

Eriikka Maalismaa, Emil Holmström - Richard Strauss, Amy Beach: Violin Sonatas (2021)

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Eriikka Maalismaa, Emil Holmström - Richard Strauss, Amy Beach: Violin Sonatas (2021)

Eriikka Maalismaa, Emil Holmström - Richard Strauss, Amy Beach: Violin Sonatas (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 63:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD 502 | Recorded: 2021

The 2019 Classical Emma winners Eriikka Maalismaa and Emil Holmstrom approach the unre strained emoting of Romanticism through the violin sonatas of Amy Beach (1867-1944) and Richard Strauss (1864-1949).

Wiener Philharmoniker - New Year Concert: The complete works Wiener [26CDs] (2020)

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Wiener Philharmoniker - New Year Concert: The complete works Wiener [26CDs] (2020)

Wiener Philharmoniker - New Year Concert: The complete works Wiener (2020)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 8,08 Gb | Total time: 28:46:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19439764562 | Recorded: 1969-2020

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the greatest media event in classical music, Sony Classical released in 2015 a complete edition of all the works ever played at the Wiener Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Concerts. Performed in the “Golden Hall” of the Musikverein between 1941 and 2015, the iconic live performances were issued for the first time in a single box set of 23 CDs. Now, in 2020, this edition will be available as a 26-CD extended version, with all the new repertoire from the last five years compiled on three additional CDs.

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Arabella (2008/1977)

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Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Arabella (2008/1977)

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Richard Strauss: Arabella (2008/1977)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.86+3.11 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 189 min
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Decca has released an elegant performance of Strauss's Arabella, Sir George Solti's second commercial recording of the work. The first is the 1957 version which is rightfully famous, with a cast headed by Lisa Della Cassa, Hilde Gueden and George London, with the Vienna Philharmonic. There also is a performance from the 1958 Salzburg Festival with Gueden and London, long discontinued. Now we have this magnificent 1977 Unitel film directed with the greatest sensitivity by Otto Schenk who always has the camera in the right place. The performance is superb in every way. Gundula Janowitz specialized in this role, and although she is a bit matronly, vocally she is unmatched.

Pietari Inkinen, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie - Festive Sounds (2023)

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Pietari Inkinen, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie - Festive Sounds (2023)

Pietari Inkinen, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie - Festive Sounds (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 63:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: SWR Music | # SWR19131CD | Recorded: 2022

For many people Christmas time has come when the broadcasting stations start playing the specific music everybody knows and hears each year. However, not always music performed around Christmas has originally been composed for Christmas too. Especially our earliest and therefore most emotional memories are closely related to this festivity. The music we associate with these emotions does not necessarily have to be Christmassy, but should intensify and reflect those feelings.

Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)

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Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)

Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)
Schumann, Britten, Purcell, Fauré, Gounod, R.Strauss, Schubert, Poulenc, Debussy, Boulanger

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2102 | Time: 01:08:50

Those of us who rejoice in the crystalline beauty of Carolyn Sampson’s interpretations of Bach, Handel and Purcell will welcome this bouquet of songs on a floral theme, her debut recital disc. It’s been a long wait, but our patience is repaid handsomely. With pianist Joseph Middleton she savours some choice blooms from, among others, Britten, Chabrier, Schubert, Schumann, Gounod and Strauss, her glorious soprano particularly affecting in Fauré’s Le papillon et la fleur and the wonderfully perfumed Les roses d’Ispahan. Middleton plays with dextrous delicacy throughout and brings real virtuosity to Strauss’s Mädchenblumen. Highly recommended.

Steven Isserlis, Connie Shih - A Golden Cello Decade, 1878-1888: Bruch, Strauss, Dvořák, Le Beau, E.D. Wagner, Nathan (2022)

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Steven Isserlis, Connie Shih - A Golden Cello Decade, 1878-1888: Bruch, Strauss, Dvořák, Le Beau, E.D. Wagner, Nathan (2022)

Steven Isserlis, Connie Shih - A Golden Cello Decade, 1878-1888: Bruch, Strauss, Dvořák, Le Beau, E.D. Wagner, Nathan (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 304 Mb | Total time: 76:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68394 | Recorded: 2021

Isserlis's lockdown project is a fascinating collection of interconnected solo cello pieces: Bach, the Russian master-cellist, and Isserlis himself are the links…but the Britten Suite is the meatiest item here: truly a "meditation" on death, as Isserlis calls it, and played with a technical and musical conviction worthy of its creators.