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Aigul Akhmetshina, Daniele Rustioni & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Aigul (2024)

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Aigul Akhmetshina, Daniele Rustioni & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Aigul (2024)

Aigul Akhmetshina, Daniele Rustioni & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Aigul (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 193 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 Mb | 00:52:13
Classical, Opera | Label: Decca Classics

Aigul Akhmetshina is the fiery young mezzo taking the opera world by storm. Her story is one of determination and perseverance against the odds, starting in a rural village in the mountains of Bashkortostan. She left home aged 14 to pursue her singing career. Despite facing rejection from a conservatory in Moscow, where she was told she lacked the right voice and appearance, at the age of 27 Aigul has already etched her name in history. She has become the youngest artist ever to take on the title role of Bizet’s Carmen at both the Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera, both of whom have created new productions around her. Performing the role all over the world, Aigul feels an affinity with the character. "I cannot be put in a cage. Like the character of Carmen, I always fight for my freedom."

Los Angeles Philharmonic & Gustavo Dudamel - Charles Ives: Complete Symphonies (2020)

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Los Angeles Philharmonic & Gustavo Dudamel - Charles Ives: Complete Symphonies (2020)

Los Angeles Philharmonic & Gustavo Dudamel - Charles Ives: Complete Symphonies (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 596 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 286 Mb | 02:04:38
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Charles Ives – Complete Symphonies offers fresh insights into the music of a radical thinker, creator of what Leonard Bernstein called “his own private musical revolution.” The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s performances of these works at Walt Disney Concert Hall, conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, received rave reviews. With their restless energy, myriad colors and textures, irresistible references to popular American melodies and impulsive changes of mood, these symphonies reveal the heart of “a man full of ideas [who] was trying to create something unique,” according to Dudamel. “When you see calm and contemplation, maybe in a moment it’s complete chaos. At the end, what Ives was doing was opening the door to the texture and the personality of music created in the United States. His symphonies are a great gift to the world.”

Rafał Blechacz & Bomsori Kim - Debussy, Fauré, Szymanowski, Chopin (2019)

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Rafał Blechacz & Bomsori Kim - Debussy, Fauré, Szymanowski, Chopin (2019)

Rafał Blechacz & Bomsori Kim - Debussy, Fauré, Szymanowski, Chopin (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 266 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:52
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Pianist Rafał Blechacz is returning with beautiful, ecstatic and very colorful French/Polish chamber music repertoire. For his first ever chamber music recording on DG he teams up with the supreme musicianship of Korean violinist Bomsori Kim.

Quartetto Eos, Trio David & Matteo Rocchi - Wolf-Ferrari: String Trios, Quartets & Quintet (2024)

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Quartetto Eos, Trio David & Matteo Rocchi - Wolf-Ferrari: String Trios, Quartets & Quintet (2024)

Quartetto Eos, Trio David & Matteo Rocchi - Wolf-Ferrari: String Trios, Quartets & Quintet (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 599 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 294 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:07:42
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics

Wolf-Ferrari was a composer of great artistic merit, Italian by nationality but raised in Germany, unfairly forgotten and deserving of rediscovery. His works meld compositional and spiritual elements with a preference for melodic purity and smooth harmonies, a passion for clear and linear forms inspired by Classical-era Vienna, and a meticulous approach. His aversion to complexity and his love of clarity and simplicity – as far removed from the operatic verismo movement as from the experiments of the avant-garde – meant he was, in a certain sense, an isolated figure, yet he knew that, despite the nostalgia in his writing, he had his own vibrant and original voice. His writing for strings displays expert compositional technique and a thorough technical knowledge of the instruments.

Klaidi Sahatçi, Solistes Européens, Luxembourg & Christoph König - Dietrich (2024)

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Klaidi Sahatçi, Solistes Européens, Luxembourg & Christoph König - Dietrich (2024)

Klaidi Sahatçi, Solistes Europeens, Luxembourg & Christoph König - Dietrich: Symphony in D Minor, Violin Concerto & Overture in C Major (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 426 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 218 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:22:35
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Albert Hermann Dietrich is best known through his association with the Schumanns and his friendship with Brahms, but as this recording shows, his contribution to this circle’s artistic activities went further than promoting their works as music director at the small grand-ducal court of Oldenburg. The Symphony in D minor has a strong kinship with Brahms and was one of the most frequently performed new symphonies of its day, while the originality and variety of orchestral colour in the Violin Concerto are impressive enough to have earned it a place in the concert repertory.

Chloe Chua, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Rodolfo Barráez & Mario Venzago - Butterfly Lovers Concerto & Paganini (2024)

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Chloe Chua, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Rodolfo Barráez & Mario Venzago - Butterfly Lovers Concerto & Paganini (2024)

Chloe Chua, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Rodolfo Barráez & Mario Venzago - Butterfly Lovers Concerto & Paganini (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 356 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:42
Classical | Label: Pentatone

Rising star violinist Chloe Chua presents a recording combining Chen Gang and He Zhanhao’s Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto with Niccolò Paganini’s First Violin Concerto, performed together with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Rodolfo Barráez and Mario Venzago. The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto was written in 1959, and inspired by a tale often called the Romeo & Juliet of ancient China. Chen and He deftly combine a Western classical idiom with elements from Chinese opera, such as grace notes and portamento effects, and the work has become one of the most famous and acclaimed pieces of Chinese classical music. This album also features an interpretation of Chen Gang’s Sunshine over Tashkurgan, which adds Central-Asian maqam to the stylistic palette.

Ariadne Daskalakis, Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Johannes Bernardus van Bree (2024)

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Ariadne Daskalakis, Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Johannes Bernardus van Bree (2024)

Ariadne Daskalakis, Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Johannes Bernardus van Bree: Violin Concerto · Fantasy · Overtures (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 227 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:16
Classical | Label: CPO

According to the thoroughly credible words of his contemporaries, Johannes Bernardus van Bree, the long-time musical director of the Felix Meritis Society of Amsterdam, was not only an extremely talented violinist and composer. He was also, to the delight of those around him, a very pleasant, flexible character who strove all his life to please others. This made him shy away from tormenting the conservative capital of the Netherlands with avant-garde provocations. However, it did not stop him from skilfully and sensitively composing unusually appealing works in the conventional vocabulary of the early Romantic years. His highly dramatic overture in the "unfinished" key of B Minor and his original Symphonic Fantasy, which is a mere stone's throw away from Robert Schumann, are particularly surprising.

Emeline Pierre Larsen & Sabine Weyer - Emilie Mayer: Three Violin Sonatas (2024)

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Emeline Pierre Larsen & Sabine Weyer - Emilie Mayer: Three Violin Sonatas (2024)

Emeline Pierre Larsen & Sabine Weyer - Emilie Mayer: Three Violin Sonatas (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 287 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:00
Classical | Label: CPO

Born a year before Richard Wagner and dying two months after him, the apothecary's daughter Emilie Mayer from Friedland in Mecklenburg represents a type of composer who clearly moved away from the foundations of the classical masters and into her own orbit. The artist, who has found a home at cpo, composed eight symphonies, several concert overtures, a piano concerto, songs and a plethora of chamber music. The violinist Emeline Pierre Larsen has already released a highly acclaimed first string quartet album with her Constanze Quartet. She is now beginning a complete recording of Mayer's violin sonatas, in which the classical-proto romantic tone of the revered masters once again crumbles without reverting to eclecticism – a strong talent, whose stature is beyond doubt for convincing and championing interpreters.

Michael Francis & Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz - Augusta Holmès: Symphonic Poems (2024)

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Michael Francis & Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz - Augusta Holmès: Symphonic Poems (2024)

Michael Francis & Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz - Augusta Holmès: Symphonic Poems (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:00
Classical | Label: CPO

The Irish-French composer Augusta Holmès (1847-1903) is one of those female composers who knew how to overcome all hindrances with natural élan. "Like children, women have no concept of obstacles and their willpower tears down all walls," said her colleague Camille Saint-Saëns. He hit the nail on the head, as the three-movement tone poem Roland Furieux disarmingly demonstrates. Just as the strong emotions of the knight, who temporarily loses his mind in a love frenzy, so too are the surges of Holmès' orchestra, which she masters with awe-inspiring self-confidence in all its nuances. This artistry is present whether she is writing works with a national flavour or bringing mythical figures to life in song, as in the enchanting Andromède, who is saved from the "Battle of the Titans" by the loving Perseus.

Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Henry Raudales - Reinecke: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 134 "Håkon Jarl" & Overtures (2024)

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Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Henry Raudales - Reinecke: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 134 "Håkon Jarl" & Overtures (2024)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Henry Raudales - Reinecke: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 134 "Håkon Jarl" & Overtures (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 332 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 186 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:29
Classical | Label: CPO

Anyone interested in Romantic music will inevitably come across the name Carl Reinecke. Countless aspiring composers from Germany and Scandinavia went to him to learn their craft. To those who wanted to make it in the city of the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra, he was an institution. Reinecke the composer enjoyed great success during his lifetime. However, as a preservationist of musical traditions, he was quickly forgotten after his death. The inevitable course of musical development swept him out of the way. This was not due to the quality of his music. Not only does his compositional technique stand up to scrutiny, but also his music as a sonic experience. This is particularly true of his three symphonies, all of which are now available in our catalogue with the release of the powerful Second in C minor.

Stefan Parkman, Danish National Radio Choir - Johannes Brahms: Choral Works (2000)

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Stefan Parkman, Danish National Radio Choir - Johannes Brahms: Choral Works (2000)

Stefan Parkman, Danish National Radio Choir - Johannes Brahms: Choral Works (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 255 Mb | Total time: 67:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 9806 | Recorded: 1998, 1999

The Danish choir under Stefan Parkman is splendid in this repertory. Their almost flawless intonation and ensemble make easy work of Brahms's thick textures and rich harmony….An embarrassment of riches–one you should take advantage of.

Golda Schultz & Jonathan Ware - This Be Her Verse (2022)

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Golda Schultz & Jonathan Ware - This Be Her Verse (2022)

Golda Schultz & Jonathan Ware - This Be Her Verse (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 225 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:44
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics

“What if a woman wrote the song?” This question drives a recital of songs by female composers performed by soprano Golda Schultz and pianist Jonathan Ware. Opening with works by Clara Schumann and Emilie Mayer (including her setting of the ballad Erlkönig ), this recital weaves stories of women’s experience with fantastic tales of powerful sirens like the Lorelei . The great American-British violist and composer Rebecca Clarke’s arresting William Blake settings offer a woman’s perspective on texts also set by Benjamin Britten. Devotional works from Nadia Boulanger reveal a compositional master in her own right, in addition to her legendary status as pedagogue to innumerable greats including Aaron Copland and Daniel Barenboim. This be Her Verse , a song cycle by poet-librettist Lila Palmer and composer Kathleen Tagg was directly commissioned by the artists to conclude the programme and add an important contribution to the repertory: Songs written by women, about women, highlighting the female experience.

Roland Bader, Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus - Otto Nicolai: Te Deum (1996)

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Roland Bader, Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus - Otto Nicolai: Te Deum (1996)

Roland Bader, Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus - Otto Nicolai: Te Deum (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 269 Mb | Total time: 63:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Koch Schwann | # 3-1087-2 H1 | Recorded: 1983, 1989

Te Deum von 1832, eine groß angelegte Festmusik, überzeugt durch rasche Ausdruckswechsel und warme Orchesterfarben. Die 15-sätzige Komposition vereint klangprächtige, teils achtstimmige Chorsätze und filigrane Arien, experimentiert mit ungewöhnlichen Instrumentalklängen und Ensemblegruppen. Hochdramatisch wird es, wenn schmetternde Posaunen und bebende Streicher das jüngste Gericht ankündigen, woraufhin ein Solisten-Sextett die Erlösung erfleht.

Gabriele Pieranunzi, Francesco Fiore, Giorgia Tomassi & Danilo Squitieri - Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 (2024)

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Gabriele Pieranunzi, Francesco Fiore, Giorgia Tomassi & Danilo Squitieri - Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 (2024)

Gabriele Pieranunzi, Francesco Fiore, Giorgia Tomassi & Danilo Squitieri - Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 in G Minor for piano, violin, viola and cello (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 187 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 94 Mb | 00:39:51
Classical | Label: Aulicus Classics

In composing the Quartet No.1 in G min op.25 for piano and strings (and op.26) - his first truly important chamber works - Brahms - being the fervent classicist that he was - looked back to some important models to emulate and renew, he composed his own diptych of quartets with piano with other significant diptychs of pieces for strings and piano in mind: Mozart's Quartets K 478 and K 493 (Mozart's K 478 and Brahms' op. 25 are both in G min), Beethoven's two Trios op.70, Schubert's two Trios op.99 and 100.

Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives]

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Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives]

Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.24 Gb | Scans ~ 31 mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 92229 | Time: 06:05:12

For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, it does not much matter if the sound is not all that great and it does not much matter if the repertoire is the same repertoire as always. It does not even matter much if the performances are not the greatest Richter ever recorded. For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, the only thing that matters is that there are new Richter recordings because that all by itself means that they will be some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded. And this five-disc set of Sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt does not disappoint. With recordings dates from 1961 through 1975 and recording venues all in the USSR and its empire, the sound is hard and harsh. But with repertoire ranging from the last three Beethoven Sonatas through Schubert's last Sonata to Liszt's only Sonata, the music has the supreme masterpieces of the Romantic repertoire. And while there are Richter performances here and there that may arguably exceed these, Richter's performances here are as virtuosic, as expressive, as profound, and as transcendent as any he ever recorded. Which makes them some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded.