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New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)

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New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)

New Zealand String Quartet - Asian Music for String Quartet (2012)
Zhou Long, Chinary Ung, Gao Ping, Tōru Takemitsu, Tan Dun

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Naxos | # 8.572488 | Time: 00:58:07

This programme brings together aesthetic and musical elements of East and West. Zhou Long captures the essence of the Chinese plucked ch’in, and Cambodian aesthetics are preserved in Chinary Ung’s expressive Spiral III. Tan Dun’s Eight Colors combines the exotic timbres of Peking Opera with Second Viennese School tonalities. Gao Ping’s Bright Light and Cloud Shadows has been admired for its ‘long-breathed brush strokes’ (Washington Post). Taking its inspiration from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, Toru Takemitsu’s beautifully crafted A Way a Lone evokes a shimmering sound world.

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà - Portrait: Max Richter (2017)

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Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà - Portrait: Max Richter (2017)

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà - Portrait: Max Richter (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:08
Classical | Label: Analekta

Stillness and repose lie at the epicenter of the latest of violinist Angèle Dubeau’s series of “Portrait” recordings, a celebration of that master of atmosphere, Max Richter. Richter, whose credits include the soundtracks to Waltz with Bashir and Shutter Island, writes postminimalist music—richly scored, with gently undulating rhythms, beautiful, shifting modal harmonies, and subtle electronic effects. There’s often an elegant simplicity to Richter’s music, as in the cyclical “Autumn Music 2,” but there are thrilling moments, too, as pulsating electronic drums emerge from the darkness in “The Journey, Not the Destination.”

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Alessandro Marcello: 'La Cetra' Violin Concertos (1995)

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Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Alessandro Marcello: 'La Cetra' Violin Concertos (1995)

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Alessandro Marcello: 'La Cetra' Violin Concertos (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 271 Mb | Total time: 55:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0563 | Recorded: 1993

There are many other highly recommendable recordings by Collegium Musicum 90 under Simon Standage on the Chandos early music label, Chaconne. If you’ve heard a reasonable cross-section of the music of Vivaldi and would like to experiment with some of his near-contemporaries, their recording of Alessandro Marcello’s six Violin Concertos, Op.6, known as ‘La Cetra’, together with an extra Concerto in B-flat, would be a good place to start.

Tuomas Pyrhonen - Peteris Vasks: Organ Works (2012)

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Tuomas Pyrhonen - Peteris Vasks: Organ Works (2012)

Pēteris Vasks: Organ Works (2012)
Tuomas Pyrhönen (The Riga Cathedral Walcker Organ)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Organ | Label: Alba | # ABCD325 | Time: 01:16:21

Pēteris Vasks has described the organ as the most expressive instrument of all. He feels that a composer living in Riga is duty bound to write music for the famous Walcker organ at Riga Cathedral. The instrument dates from 1883 and has 24 stops with four manuals and two pedalboards and a total of 6,718 pipes. The organ has been preserved in its original state.

Philippe Jaroussky, Jean Tubery, Ensemble La Fenice - Un concert pour Mazarin (2004)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Jean Tubery, Ensemble La Fenice - Un concert pour Mazarin (2004)

Philippe Jaroussky, Jean Tubéry, Ensemble La Fenice - Un concert pour Mazarin (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 296 Mb | Total time: 60:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 45656 2 | Recorded: 2003

Giulio Mazzarino, better known as Cardinal Mazarin, played an important part in the dissemination of Italian music in France in the 17th century. From 1643, when he was appointed prime minister, to his death in 1661, he carried out an astute policy in favour of Italian culture, inviting the most famous Italian composers and performers to the French court. This disc presents a number of pieces, mainly by Italian composers, which became well known in France in the 17th century through Mazarin’s support.

Fenwick Smith, Sally Pinkas, John Ferrillo, Thomas Martin - Bohuslav Martinu: Chamber Music with Flute (2010)

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Fenwick Smith, Sally Pinkas, John Ferrillo, Thomas Martin - Bohuslav Martinu: Chamber Music with Flute (2010)

Bohuslav Martinů - Chamber Music with Flute (2010)
Fenwick Smith, flute; Sally Pinkas, piano; John Ferrillo, oboe; Thomas Martin, clarinet
Richard Ranti & Suzanne Nelson, bassoons; Haldan Martinson, violin; Rhonda Ryder, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572467 | Time: 01:08:48

After the death of Janáček in 1924, Martinů assumed the mantle of the leading Czech composer of the twentieth century. The chamber music on this disc abounds with the mosaic-like patterns, translucent lyricism and infectious rhythmic vitality which give his works their kaleidoscopic quality. From the highly original Sextet of 1929, with its jazzy Parisian character, to the Flute Sonata of 1945, in which the much-travelled composer imitates the song of the whippoorwill, an indigenous bird of New England, this disc surveys a quarter-century of Martinů’s prolific and always inventive output.

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Brahms, Schoenberg, Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Brahms, Schoenberg, Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Brahms: Tragic Overture, Schoenberg: Lied der Waldtaube, Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18984 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 101 min | 21,6 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4002 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 5000 kbps / 29,970 fps | 101 min | 6,28 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2000 kbps / 29,970 fps | 101 min | 4,14 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus | Sub: German, English, Korean, Japanese

With his very own “mysterious seductive power and legendary elegance” (Le Monde), Claudio Abbado opened for the last time the LUCERNE FESTIVAL in the summer of 2013. Only a few months later, the world had to bid farewell to a monumental artist, humanist, great conductor and orchestra founder. Even in the concert itself, documented here, lived a moment of farewell, as the three great works performed tell of the transience of life. The centerpiece of the Eroica is the funeral march revealing “abysses of shattering dimension” - an “intense experience” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). This record, the last audio-visual documentation of his work, captures once again the extraordinary atmosphere of “vibrant emotionality” that always emerged when Abbado created music with his “orchestra of friends”.

The Marian Consort - Josquin, Lusitano & Williams: Inviolata (2022)

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The Marian Consort - Josquin, Lusitano & Williams: Inviolata (2022)

The Marian Consort - Josquin, Lusitano & Williams: Inviolata (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 120 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 74 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:31:02
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Linn Records

This triptych of Inviolata settings marks the beginning of The Marian Consort’s new relationship with Linn, and serves as something of a mission statement: interrogating the music of the past; reviving important, unjustly forgotten works; and using both as inspiration for new compositions.

Joanna Gutowska - Kaija Saariaho: Cello Works (2022)

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Joanna Gutowska - Kaija Saariaho: Cello Works (2022)

Joanna Gutowska - Kaija Saariaho: Cello Works (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 231 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:03
Classical | Label: DUX

On this album, we present a number of works by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952), living and creating in Paris. She is one of the most appreciated contemporary artists, exploring sound spaces in search of a new musical language.

Anna Zhitnukhina - Haydn: 6 Divertimenti, Hob. IV:6-11 (2022)

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Anna Zhitnukhina - Haydn: 6 Divertimenti, Hob. IV:6-11 (2022)

Anna Zhitnukhina - Haydn: 6 Divertimenti, Hob. IV:6-11 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 384 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 200 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:26:42
Classical | Label: Genuin

Six feather-light divertimenti by Joseph Haydn are presented by flutist Anna Zhitnukhina on her new GENUIN album. The works are miniature gems that deserve to be distributed more widely! Moreover, it is remarkable that the young flutist has recorded all six trios twice, one time on historical, one time on modern instruments, respectively. What becomes audibly apparent here is just how strongly the interpretation of each piece of music depends on the way it is approached as well as on the choice of instrumentation. Both versions offer clarity, elegance, and expression, yet all listeners will opt for the one or the other version according to their taste - a fascinating experiment!

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, Friedrich Schloffer - Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20, TrV 156 (2022)

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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, Friedrich Schloffer - Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20, TrV 156  (2022)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, Friedrich Schloffer - Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20, TrV 156 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 53:12 | 226 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BR-Klassik

Mariss Jansons ranks among the outstanding podium personalities of our time. His orchestral work is recognized not only because of his busy touring activities but also because of television and radio broadcasts world-wide, also documented by a sizable number of recordings.

Andreas Bach - Béla Bartók: Piano Works (2004)

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Andreas Bach - Béla Bartók: Piano Works (2004)

Andreas Bach - Béla Bartók: Piano Works (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 210 MB | 01:08:47
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics

The solo piano music of Béla Bartók is sometimes compared to that of Schoenberg, but Bartók's works are more emotionally accessible to listeners, particularly when they are played as Andreas Bach does on this album. While a great importance is placed on the percussiveness of Bartók's music, Bach instead focuses on the harmonies and the temperaments of these works. He does not ignore those more primitive aspects of the music, but rather than being sharply aggressive, Bach uses more of a forceful follow-through to control the sound.

Daniel Blumenschein, Leipziger Symphonieorchester, Robbert van Steijn - Im schönsten Wiesengrunde (2022)

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Daniel Blumenschein, Leipziger Symphonieorchester, Robbert van Steijn - Im schönsten Wiesengrunde (2022)

Daniel Blumenschein, Leipziger Symphonieorchester, Robbert van Steijn - Im schönsten Wiesengrunde (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:14:00 | 333 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Genuin

Baritone Daniel Blumenschein, together with the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra under Robbert van Steijn, pushes open the gate to a vast musical land: together they embark on a journey through the most beautiful German folk songs in new orchestral arrangements by Stephan König.

Eliot Quartett & Dmitry Ablogin - Le temps retrouvé (2022)

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Eliot Quartett & Dmitry Ablogin - Le temps retrouvé (2022)

Eliot Quartett & Dmitry Ablogin - Le temps retrouvé (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:21:49 | 317 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Genuin

For the 200th anniversary of the birth of Belgium's greatest composer, the international Eliot Quartet has combined César Franck's only string quartet and his famous Piano Quintet on one CD. Both works bear witness to Franck's mastery of constructing great arcs of tension and dressing them in a harmonically and melodically refined late-Romantic garb!

Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky - Igor Stravinsky: 'Petrushka' (1947 version), 'The Fairy's Kiss' (complete ballet) (2015)

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Leningrad PO, Yevgeny Mravinsky - Igor Stravinsky: 'Petrushka' (1947 version), 'The Fairy's Kiss' (complete ballet) (2015)

Igor Stravinsky: 'Pétrouchka' (1947 version), 'Le Baiser De La Fée' (complete ballet) (2015)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350 113 | Time: 01:16:25

A provocative and probably previously unreleased reunion of two quintessential ballet scores evocative of the Paris of before and after World War I. The Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky, who stayed in his homeland but managed to remain impervious to any authoritative decrees, either political or artistic, presents this daring programme of Stravinsky's 'Petrushka' and 'The Fairy's Kiss', both with the same accuracy of interpretation, Impressive and without competition! Live recorded in Leningrad/St.Petersburg, October 24, 1964 (Petrushka), June 20,1982.