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Antoine Malette-Chénier - Consolations (2022)

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Antoine Malette-Chénier - Consolations (2022)

Antoine Malette-Chénier - Consolations (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:57
Classical | Label: ATMA Classique

The desire to touch souls and hearts has always been central to harpist Antoine Malette-Chénier‘s artistic practice. This, his first solo disc project, calls on the enormous suggestive power of Romantic music in an intimate recital conducive to communion and the sharing of emotions.

Angela Hewitt - Frederic Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) 2CDs

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Angela Hewitt - Frederic Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) 2CDs

Angela Hewitt - Frédéric Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes & Impromptus (2004) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 305 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67371/2 | Time: 02:12:53

Angela Hewitt has applied the same intense study to Chopin's Nocturnes and Impromptus as she does to any composer's keyboard works. The result is a set of pieces lovingly played and appreciated, with personally felt emotion. The most outwardly emotional displays, as in the Nocturnes, Op. 15, are never wildly loud and always return to an introverted state afterward. In the Nocturnes she uses little touches of rubato so frequently as to almost stretch the melodies out of shape, as in Op. 9/1, but she plays many of the Nocturnes a tick faster than other pianists so that they stand up to that kind of manipulation better, and she never slows down to fit in ornaments. Her ornaments always fit right into the melody, both in her timing and her phrasing, and are feathery soft.

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 (2022)

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Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 (2022)

Maurizio Pollini - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 (2022)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:56:42 | 131 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Beethoven – The Late Sonatas Opp. 101 & 106 marks the completion of Maurizio Pollini’s survey of the five late piano sonatas. His landmark 1970s recordings of these works were recognised at the time with a Gramophone Award. A few years ago the pianist decided to revisit the five sonatas, and in 2019 made an acclaimed second recording of the final three at the Herkulessaal in Munich. Now he has returned to the same hall to record Opp. 101 and 106 – among the most technically challenging and musical adventurous works in the concert repertoire. Deutsche Grammophon will release his new album on 2 December 2022.

Alim Beisembayev - Liszt: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139 (2022)

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Alim Beisembayev - Liszt: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139 (2022)

Alim Beisembayev - Liszt: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139 (2022)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:17:31 | 179 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Alim Beisembayev, winner of the 2021 Leeds International Piano Competition, makes his album debut on Warner Classics with solo works by Liszt, including seven of the ambitious Études d'exécution transcendante. Born in Kazakhstan and trained primarily in the UK, Beisembayev has been praised by leading critics for the spellbinding polish and maturity of his playing. “The Transcendental Études of Liszt are amongst the most challenging piano works ever written by any composer,” he says. “Frequently described as tone poems, these inspirational works take the étude to a new level … Since early childhood, I had been inspired by performances of these works by legendary pianists such as Cziffra, Richter and Kissin, never dreaming that I would one day be performing them myself…

Christoph von Dohnányi, The Cleveland Orchestra - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'; Die erste Walpurgisnacht (1988)

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Christoph von Dohnányi, The Cleveland Orchestra - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'; Die erste Walpurgisnacht (1988)

Christoph von Dohnányi, The Cleveland Orchestra - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'; Die erste Walpurgisnacht (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 66:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Telarc | # CD-80184 | Recorded: 1998

Dohnanyi always gives good Mendelssohn, a composer whose music responds well to his neat, precise, tasteful, understated style of conducting. The Scottish Symphony captured here displays all of these virtues in lively tempos, typically superb playing by the Clevelanders, and a finale in which the add-on coda emerges with impressive naturalness from what has come before. But the real treat is the coupling: Die erste Walpurgisnacht (The First Witches’ Sabbath), a marvelous and (for Mendelssohn) quite ferocious cantata lasting a bit more than half an hour in which a pack of bloodthirsty druids intimidate a bunch of squeamish Christians.

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 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 837 Mb | 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.

Gergely Bogányi - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen Op.15., Fantasie in C, Op.17 (2022)

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Gergely Bogányi - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen Op.15., Fantasie in C, Op.17 (2022)

Gergely Bogányi - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen Op.15., Fantasie in C, Op.17 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 163 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 122 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:49:37
Classical | Label: Hunnia Records

Schumann‘s compositions are above all, mystical to me. This mystical musicality is combined with an unparalleled realism, which altogether gives this unique and special musical experience. It is precisely this double effect that is the strongest and most special feature of Schumann’s music for me. I would say that both elements are present with extreme realism.

Duo Sinossi - R. Schumann: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2022)

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Duo Sinossi - R. Schumann: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2022)

Duo Sinossi - R. Schumann: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 258 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | 01:12:56
Classical | Label: OnClassical

Originally written for oboe (unique composition for this instrument), the "Drei Romanzen", Op. 94 were composed in late 1849 when Schumann seemed to be inspired by old legends.

Roberto Prosseda - Mendelssohn: Complete Piano Works (2017)

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Roberto Prosseda - Mendelssohn: Complete Piano Works (2017)

Roberto Prosseda - Mendelssohn: Complete Piano Works (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 2,2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1,66 Gb | 12:20:26
Classical | Label: Decca Classics

In 2017 Decca published the 10-CD Box "Mendelssohn Complete Piano Works”. The recordings (2005-2014) include 59 World Premieres.

Claudio Arrau, RCO, Christoph von Dohnanyi - Edvard Grieg & Robert Schumann: Piano Concertos (1989)

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Claudio Arrau, RCO, Christoph von Dohnanyi - Edvard Grieg & Robert Schumann: Piano Concertos (1989)

Edvard Grieg & Robert Schumann: Piano Concertos (1989)
Claudio Arrau, piano; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Christoph von Dohnányi

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 426 079-2 | Time: 01:06:55

Claudio Arrau recorded these concertos twice for Philips, the present performances in 1963, and then again in 1980 with Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony. There's very little to choose between them. Tempos are almost identical, and contrary to what one might expect, the slow movement of the Schumann concerto is actually a bit faster in the later version. Arrau's way with the music is wholly characteristic of the man: serious, even reverential (at the beginning of the Schumann), and played with drop-dead gorgeous tone. The result enhances the stature of both works, but the Grieg in particular. The climax of the finale has an epic grandeur without a hint of bombast that you simply won't find in any other performance. Dohnányi's accompaniments are also distinguished: he lets Arrau lead but isn't afraid to permit the orchestra to assert itself where necessary; and of course the playing of the Concertgebouw is top-notch. If you haven't heard Arrau in this music, it really doesn't matter which of his recordings you wind up with, but do try to get at least one of them.

Roger Norrington, The London Classical Players - Johannes Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (2022)

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Roger Norrington, The London Classical Players - Johannes Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (2022)

Roger Norrington, The London Classical Players - Johannes Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (2022)
WEB FLAC | Tracks ~ 658 Mb | Total time: 157:39 | Cover included
Classical | Label: Erato | Recorded: 1991-1995

On the release date of our Sir Roger Norrington retrospective boxset, we also release his long-lost instrumental recordings of Brahms. Norrington approached this project after recording his Beethoven cycle, wondering if mid-19th-century would fit with his views on historically informed performance: “Tempos spacious but forthright; tempo modification, sensitive but simple; textures clear, as benefits such polyphonic writing; balance restored in favour of the winds…” A definitively original vision that gives these recordings a unique appeal.

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)

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Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)

Antonio Pappano, Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House - Verdi: Don Carlo (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.41+5.18 Gb (2xDVD9) | 211 min
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol

National Theatre director Nicholas Hytner’s new staging of Verdi’s grandest – and arguably greatest – opera, Don Carlo, was the highlight of the 2007/2008 Royal Opera House season. This new production marked Rolando Villazón’s much anticipated, triumphant return to the house.

Ettore Gracis, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Il campanello di note (2005)

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Ettore Gracis, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Il campanello di note (2005)

Ettore Gracis, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice - Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale; Il campanello di note (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 734 Mb | Total time: 81:03+77:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 5631 | Recorded: 1964

Don Pasquale is among the last of Donizetti’s sixty-six completed operas. After the successful premiere of Linda di Chamounix in Vienna in May 1842. Donizetti made his way to Milan, hoping to get a new libretto for a comic opera for Paris. He actually started on a work called ‘Ne m’oubliez pas’ (do not forget me) before abandoning it when he got the commission to write a comic opera for the Théâtre Italien. Giovanni Ruffini, an Italian political exile living in Paris, wrote the libretto based on a previous opera by Pavesi. Donizetti was not happy with Ruffini’s verses and made changes of his own to the extent that his librettist refused to attach his name to the printed libretto.

Renaud Capuçon & Khatia Buniatishvili - Franck: Violin Sonata, FWV 8 - Dvořák: Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (2022)

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Renaud Capuçon & Khatia Buniatishvili - Franck: Violin Sonata, FWV 8 - Dvořák: Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (2022)

Renaud Capuçon & Khatia Buniatishvili - Franck: Violin Sonata, FWV 8 - Dvořák: Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 193 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:43:12
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Great classical repertoire, discoveries, chamber music, concert literature at the very highest level: violinist Renaud Capuçon inspires as a soloist in all areas. He celebrated the power of world harmony with Bach's concertos and the modern counterpart by Peteris Vasks, allowed styles to communicate with each other with the concertos by Beethoven and Korngold as well as Brahms and Berg, and ensured one of the most high-profile large-scale chamber music projects of recent years with a complete recording of the Beethoven sonatas. He is now continuing on this path - alongside the young, multi-award-winning Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili.

Leonard Elschenbroich & Alexei Grynyuk - Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Four Serious Songs (2022)

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Leonard Elschenbroich & Alexei Grynyuk - Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Four Serious Songs (2022)

Leonard Elschenbroich & Alexei Grynyuk - Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Four Serious Songs (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 297 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:07
Classical | Label: Onyx Classics

When the red light in Studio 2 at the famous Abbey Road Studios came on at the start of the recording sessions for Elschenbroich’s and Grynyuk’s latest ONYX recording, the control room had a very different atmosphere. The recording was made using analogue technology – tape recorders, vintage microphones, and longer takes.At no point was the recorded material subjected to a digital process.