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Luigi Attademo - A Spanish Portrait: Llobet, Tárrega, Granados, Albeniz (2018)

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Luigi Attademo - A Spanish Portrait: Llobet, Tárrega, Granados, Albeniz (2018)

Luigi Attademo - A Spanish Portrait: Llobet, Tárrega, Granados, Albeniz (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 203 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | 00:54:31
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics

A musical portrait of a master guitar-maker of the 19th century. Great instruments have always been associated with great musicians, and this is true in the guitar world too, at least from the early 19th century onwards. Early in his career, Antonio de Torres (1817-1892), like other luthiers before him, found a performer ideally suited to his instruments – the young Andalusian guitarist Julián Arcas. The technical innovations in construction and timbre pioneered by Torres enabled Arcas to give full expression to his artistry in works such as the florid Fantasía sobre El paño o sea Punto de La Habana with which Luigi Attademo opens this new studio album.

Matan Porat - LUX (2018)

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Matan Porat - LUX (2018)

Matan Porat - LUX (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:32 | 164 Mb
Classical | Label: Mirare

Pianist Matan Porat invites us on a musical journey from morning until the dead of night. His program, selected as much for its variety as for the smooth tonal transitions between each piece, is a work of art in itself. Gregorian chant opens and closes the day, while Schumann gently moves us into light with his introspective but radiant “Gesänge der Frühe.” Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Scriabin, Liszt, Thomas Adès—plus Bartók’s unnerving portrait of nighttime (“The Night’s music”) and an exciting world premiere recording of Matthias Pintscher’s “Whirling tissue of light”—provide fascinating individual interpretations of different times of day. Each is played with clarity, sensitivity, and a beautiful sense of narrative.

VA - Max Reger: Orchestral Edition (2018)

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VA - Max Reger: Orchestral Edition (2018)

VA - Max Reger: Orchestral Edition (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 2,92 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1,63 Gb | 12:07:30
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger (19 March 1873 – 11 May 1916), commonly known as Max Reger, was a German composer, pianist, organist, conductor, and academic teacher. He worked as a concert pianist, as a musical director at the Leipzig University Church, as a professor at the Royal Conservatory in Leipzig, and as a music director at the court of Duke Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen. Reger first composed mainly Lieder, chamber music, choral music and works for piano and organ. He later turned to orchestral compositions, such as the popular Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart, and to works for choir and orchestra such as Gesang der Verklärten (1903), Der 100. Psalm (1909), Der Einsiedler and the Hebbel Requiem (both 1915).

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No.5 (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No.5 (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No.5 (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24960 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 80 min | 21,1 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3986 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,97 fps | 80 min | 6,09 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

“Abbado’s approach to the music of Bruckner is soft and songlike, at times tense and urgent, but constantly filled with warmth of feeling” – not only the Neue Zürcher Zeitung is full of praise when Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra play Bruckner. Their interpretation of his awe-inspiring Fifth Symphony reflects the composer’s burgeoning powers and exquisite compositional artistry. As The Guardian poetically states: “The composer himself, one suspects, might have leapt to embrace Abbado as an ideal interpreter.”

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’ (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’ (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Mahler: Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’ (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 19908 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 85 min | 20,7 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3770 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,97 fps | 85 min | 7,22 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music | Sub.: English, German, French

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and their Music Director Riccardo Chailly have already acquired legendary status – glorious reviews and many awards for their recordings testifying to their continuing success. At Leipzig’s International Mahler Festival, to mark the centenary of Mahler’s death, they performed his monumental Second Symphony in the Gewandhaus – together with two marvellous soloists and choral forces quite beyond compare. About the final movement the composer said: “The increasing tension, working up to the final climax, is so tremendous that I don’t know myself, now that it is over, how I ever came to write it.”

Nelson Goerner, Lena Neudauer, Erzhan Kulibaev - Nowakowski: Piano Quintet, Krogulski: Piano Octet (2016)

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Nelson Goerner, Lena Neudauer, Erzhan Kulibaev - Nowakowski: Piano Quintet, Krogulski: Piano Octet (2016)

Nelson Goerner, Lena Neudauer, Erzhan Kulibaev - Nowakowski: Piano Quintet, Krogulski: Piano Octet (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:19 | 250 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: The Fryderyk Chopin Institute | Catalog: NIFCCD 105

Western listeners may well assume that the composers represented on this Polish release are of the sort who are well-known in their native country but neglected elsewhere; in fact, one learns that they are obscure even in Poland itself, which makes this a major rediscovery on the part of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw. Both these works were written in the 1830s, by which time Chopin had had time to become a major celebrity, but neither attempts to replicate his achievement (he didn't write much chamber music anyway).

Piers Lane; Goldner String Quartet - Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet & String Quartet (2011)

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Piers Lane; Goldner String Quartet - Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet & String Quartet (2011)

Piers Lane; Goldner String Quartet - Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet & String Quartet (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67857 | Time: 01:17:58

GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE 2011. BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE DISC OF THE MONTH. Inspired by the rural beauty of the surroundings at his country retreat in 1917, Edward Elgar embarked on the composition of some of his most inspired and imaginative chamber works. Both the String Quartet and the Piano Quintet are works of great depth and elegance. Their conservative style disregards the compositional trends of the time and displays an unabashed late-romanticism. Elgar wrote: ‘It is full of golden sounds and I like it. But you must not expect anything violently chromatic or cubist.’ The disc features sumptuous playing from the acclaimed Goldner String Quartet, who are joined by pianist Piers Lane for Elgar’s sublime Piano Quintet, a large-scale work of almost orchestral sonority. These masterpieces are accompanied by four previously unrecorded works for solo piano, the last of which was written by Elgar at the age of 72. They are intimate, charming rarities, superbly performed by Lane.

Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und Ensemble - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und Ensemble - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Pablo Heras-Casado, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und Ensemble - Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 135 min | 42,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3695 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 135 min | 7,36 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

This marks Rolando Villazón’s directorial debut in a dual-role: stage director and star singer (main role Nemorino) at the same time, and it is a clear WINNER. Inspired by the cartoon character Lucky Luke and the Spaghetti Western-tradition, the tenor’s staging for the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus is not only a film studio in the thirties but also a Western at the same time. Lead by the dynamic young conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, who “…conducts very singer friendly” (Online Musik Magazine). Extraordinary visual production, and one of the most memorable European operatic events of 2012.

Maxim Rysanov, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Muhai Tang - Franz Schubert, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Max Bruch (2011)

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Maxim Rysanov, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Muhai Tang - Franz Schubert, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Max Bruch (2011)

Franz Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata (arr. Tabakova)
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme; Max Bruch: Romance in F, Op. 85 (2011)
Maxim Rysanov, viola; Swedish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Muhai Tang

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1843 | Time: 00:52:18

In his second disc for BIS, Maxim Rysanov here is joined by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under the conductor Muhai Tang. Described as 'a prince among violists', Maxim Rysanov was in 2010 chosen to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. On that illustrious occasion he played his own adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations. The string section of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra of that orchestra also join him in another work usually performed on the cello – and usually with the original piano accompaniment: Schubert's Sonata in A minor. The programme is rounded off with the one completely original composition on this disc, namely the autumnal Romance in F major by Max Bruch.

Nemanja Radulovic - Paganini Fantasy (2013)

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Nemanja Radulovic - Paganini Fantasy (2013)

Nemanja Radulovic - Paganini Fantasy (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 287 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | 01:03:30
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, Decca Records France

The Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulovic has attempted to broaden the appeal of classical music through his charismatic image and innovative programming concepts. He has founded two ensembles of his own to aid in the realization of his ideas. Radulovic was born in Nis, Serbia, then part of Yugoslavia, on October 18, 1985. He took up the violin in 1992, and by 1996 he had won a Belgrade Youth Award. The following year he won the Talent 1997 prize from Serbia's Ministry of Education, and that was followed by a series of youth awards around Eastern Europe and in France. Radulovic enrolled at age 13 at the Hochscule für Musik Saar in Germany, returned to Serbia for further study at the University of the Arts in Belgrade, and moved to Paris in 2000 for more work at the Conservatoire Nationale in Paris. Radulovic has also taken master classes with Yehudi Menuhin, among others. He won the top prize at the Joseph Joachim International Competition in Germany in 2003, and he was named Discovery of the Year at France's Victoires awards in 2005.

Niu Niu - Liszt · Chopin ‧ Schubert ‧ Mendelssohn (2018)

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Niu Niu - Liszt · Chopin ‧ Schubert ‧ Mendelssohn (2018)

Niu Niu - Liszt · Chopin ‧ Schubert ‧ Mendelssohn (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 181 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 Mb | 01:03:26
Classical | Label: Decca Classics

Niu Niu is the nickname of Chinese pianist Zhang Shengliang, a prodigy who began studying music at age 3. He made his first public appearance at 6, playing a Mozart sonata and a Chopin etude. After moving to Shanghai at 8, he was invited to attend the Shanghai Conservatory, where he became the youngest student ever enrolled there. While his first teacher was his father, Niu Niu became a student of Hung-Kuan Chen at the New England Conservatory in Boston. In 2006, he made a significant career move by performing at Wigmore Hall, and the following year he played Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 in London, under the direction of Leslie Howard. In 2007, at age 9, he signed a contract with EMI, and recorded his debut album, Niu Niu plays Mozart, which was released in 2008. After touring China and Japan, Niu Niu released a recording of Chopin's etudes, and in 2010, he won the Prix Montblanc for most talented young artist. In 2012, he recorded an album of Liszt transcriptions for EMI.

Les Explorateurs - Dobrzyński: Chamber Works with piano, Vol. 2 (2013)

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Les Explorateurs - Dobrzyński: Chamber Works with piano, Vol. 2 (2013)

Les Explorateurs - Dobrzyński: Chamber Works with piano, Vol.2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:19:59 | 378 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Acte Préalable | Catalog: AP0279

"The wonderful discoveries that I have made during my research on neglected repertoire often make me wonder why it is that so much beautiful Polish music has fallen into oblivion" - thus writes Acte Préalable (AP) impresario Jan Jarnicki in his customary preamble for the CD booklet. Music-lovers who have bought previous AP discs will have asked themselves the same question - how to account rationally for the big repertoire gap between Chopin and Szymanowski, and again between Szymanowski and Penderecki/Górecki. The names capable of filling those holes are legion, a fact to which many previous AP recordings are persuasive testimony.

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Spohr: Double Quartets (1998) (Repost)

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Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Spohr: Double Quartets (1998) (Repost)

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Spohr: Double Quartets (1998)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:50:24 | 573 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDD22014

Louis Spohr's inventive streak is evident in his creation of the double quartet, a novel form that opened the string octet to new textural, antiphonal, and contrapuntal possibilities. However, like many of Spohr's other chamber experiments, his strategies occasionally led him into unintended compositional difficulties, and his results were most successful when he put aesthetic considerations over cleverness. Spohr's showy writing for the first violin, flamboyant and widespread in the Double Quartet No. 1, caused unevenness in the ensemble's balance and exposed the bareness of the other parts.

Les Explorateurs - Dobrzyński: Chamber Works with piano, Vol.1 (2013)

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Les Explorateurs - Dobrzyński: Chamber Works with piano, Vol.1 (2013)

Les Explorateurs - Dobrzyński: Chamber Works with piano, Vol.1 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:01 | 338 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Acte Préalable | Catalog: AP0278

Les Explorateurs is a chamber ensemble based around pianist Joanna Ławrynowicz, with guest musicians coming in according to the requirements of works at hand. Ławrynowicz has recorded over thirty CDs for Acte Préalable (AP) spanning more than a decade, and was apparently the first Pole to record the complete works of Chopin - also for AP. For these two new releases she and cellist Łukasz Tudzierz combine in genial, committed performances to reveal to the world another batch of forgotten gems from seriously neglected composers. The Dobrzyński disc in particular is outstanding in every respect - perhaps AP's finest to date.

Ensemble Explorations – Dvorak: Piano Quintet op. 81, Bagatelles op. 47 (2007)

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Ensemble Explorations – Dvorak: Piano Quintet op. 81, Bagatelles op. 47 (2007)

Ensemble Explorations – Dvorak: Piano Quintet op. 81, Bagatelles op. 47 (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:13 | 234 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi ‎ | Catalog: HMC 901880

While not altogether uncommon, a coupling of Dvorák's Piano Quintet, Op. 81, with his Bagatelles, Op. 47, is still rare enough to make the prospect of this Harmonia Mundi release with Roel Dieltiens' Ensemble Explorations interesting. Listening to it, however, elevates it to fascinating. The immense power and passion not to mention the strong tone, tight ensemble, and in-the-pocket tempos -of Dieltiens' group plus pianist Frank Braley make a compelling case for the quintet.
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