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Lovro von Matacic, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Handel: Eracle / Hercules (2009)

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Lovro von Matacic, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala - Handel: Eracle / Hercules (2009)

Lovro von Matacic, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Fedora Barbieri, Franco Corelli, Ettore Bastianini - Handel: Eracle / Hercules (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 336 Mb | Total time: 157:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Myto | MCD00159 | Recorded: 1958

Jerome Hines, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and Franco Corelli star in this recording from La Scala of Handel’s “Eracle” (Hercules) recorded live on the 29th December 1958.

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Mozart: Idomeneo (2010)

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50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Mozart: Idomeneo (2010)

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Mozart: Idomeneo (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 516 Mb | Total time: 02:34:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 9111 | Recorded: 1961

The Grosses Festpielhaus in Salzburg has been the scene of countless memorable musical events - operas, concerts and recitals - for 50 years. Here is a unique chance to celebrate the glories of this distinguished era. In an exceptional collaboration with the Salzburg Festival, we have prepared a 25-CD box set - 5 complete operas, 10 concerts and 2 recitals - featuring many of the world's greatest artists, in recordings with classical status and others that are appearing on CD for the first time.

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2010)

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50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2010)

50 Years Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg [25CDs] - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 439 Mb | Total time: 03:03:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 9111 | Recorded: 1960

The Grosses Festpielhaus in Salzburg has been the scene of countless memorable musical events - operas, concerts and recitals - for 50 years. Here is a unique chance to celebrate the glories of this distinguished era. In an exceptional collaboration with the Salzburg Festival, we have prepared a 25-CD box set - 5 complete operas, 10 concerts and 2 recitals - featuring many of the world's greatest artists, in recordings with classical status and others that are appearing on CD for the first time.

Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt - Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 (1977) 2 CDs, Reissue 2014

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Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt - Beethoven: Leonore, Op.72 (1977) 2 CDs, Reissue 2014

Ludwig van Beethoven - Leonore, Op.72 (1977) 2 CDs, Reissue 2014
Rundfunkchor Leipzig; Staatskapelle Dresden; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Edda Moser, Richard Cassilly, Theo Adam, Helen Donath, Eberhard Büchner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 704 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:35:40
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94868

Reissue of this near legendary recording of Beethoven’s Leonore (the first version of what later became Fidelio). This recording from 1977 was the first recording of this opera, and since then remains a benchmark. Featuring the best singers of the time: Eberhard Büchner, Edda Moser, Edith Mathis, Theo Adam, Karl Ridderbusch, and the Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.

Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

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Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gioachino Rossini (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5681 | Time: 01:15:21

Countertenor performances of 19th century opera are a historical and, ultimately, true novelty. This said, for those who love the sound of the countertenor voice and want to give it a try, there are several factors that recommend this release by countertenor Franco Fagioli, with the small orchestra Armonia Atenea under George Petrou. First is that castrati were still around in Rossini's time, although on the decline, and the composer was reportedly intrigued by their voices. Second, Fagioli, unlike the vast majority of other countertenors, studied bel canto singing rather than Baroque repertory exclusively, and a certain distance present in the work of other countertenors is absent here. And third, and most important, is Fagioli's voice itself. Of the countertenors active today, he's the one with the range, the power, the attitude to make you suspend disbelief and think for a moment that you're actually listening to a castrato. He enters into the various Rossini roles represented on this recording, several of which were mezzo-soprano "pants" roles; this adds to the layers of identity-switching happening, and the parts hit Fagioli's vocal sweet spot. A bonus is that several of these are from Rossini opere serie that are little played or recorded.

Anja Harteros, Piotr Beczala, Paolo Gavanelli, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper - Verdi: La Traviata (2022)

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Anja Harteros, Piotr Beczala, Paolo Gavanelli, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper - Verdi: La Traviata (2022)

Anja Harteros, Piotr Beczala, Paolo Gavanelli, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper - Verdi: La Traviata (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:01:06 | 500 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Farao Classics

Farao Classic's recording of La Traviata is revelatory, largely because of the extraordinary quality of the principals who, until this release, were largely unknown to international audiences.

Andrea Bocelli - Sentimento (2002) {Special Limited Edition}

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Andrea Bocelli - Sentimento (2002) {Special Limited Edition}

Andrea Bocelli - Sentimento (2002) {Special Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 326 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Full Scans ~ 173 Mb | 01:00:14 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Opera, Vocal | Sugar S.r.l. / Philips #289 470 400-2

Though Andrea Bocelli kicks off SENTIMENTO with a 20th Century piece, the stately setting of Rodrigo's "En Aranjuez con tu amor," the balance of the album wisely focuses on one of the renowned vocalist's greatest strengths, the Romantic period, as Rodrigo quickly gives way to the more sprightly feel of Leoncavallo's "Mattinata." After moving arrestingly through similar fare, Bocelli bookends things nicely by closing with a pair of canzonas from Tosti; the passionate, poignant "'A vucchella" and the quietly elegant "Vorrei morire," followed immediately by Donaudy's "Vaghissima sembianza," which ends things on a fulsome, appropriately romantic (with a small "r") note. Throughout SENTIMENTO, the sympathetic accompaniment of the London Symphony Orchestra, masterfully conducted by Lorin Maazel, provides the perfect instrumental setting for Bocelli's evocative voice.

Francesco Fornasaro - Jones - 6 Harpsichord Suites (2022)

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Francesco Fornasaro - Jones - 6 Harpsichord Suites (2022)

Francesco Fornasaro - Jones - 6 Harpsichord Suites (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:00:29 | 768 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

New recordings of six superb Baroque suites by a London contemporary of Handel, graced a vision and ingenuity out of all proportion to his fame.

Adam Fischer, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Smetana: Die verkaufte braut [Prodana nevesta] (2007/1982)

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Adam Fischer, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper - Smetana: Die verkaufte braut [Prodana nevesta] (2007/1982)

Adam Fischer, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Lucia Popp, Siegfried Jerusalem - Smetana: Die verkaufte braut [Prodaná nevěsta] (2007/1982)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.55 Gb (DVD9) | 155 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

This Bartered Bride ’s acting and singing is generally of a high level. Lucia Popp was caught at a perfect time for this role. She’d gradually been developing her voice into a larger, more dramatic instrument, and here displays a lyric’s warmth with the power of a spinto. She clearly enjoys the challenge of the only serious aria in the entire work (in act III; performed in German as “Wie fremd und tot”), providing many fine interpretative points and a great deal of tonal variety. The audience goes wild, as well they might.

Aldo Ceccato, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverly Sills - Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2010)

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Aldo Ceccato, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverly Sills - Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2010)

Aldo Ceccato, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverly Sills - Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 690 Mb | Total time: 72:35+79:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 93963 | Recorded: 1971

Maria Stuarda is one third of the so-called "three queen" trilogy that defined much of the career of Beverly Sills (along with Lucia, the three Hoffmann heroines, and Manon) in the early 1970s. It was quite an undertaking, and each–Stuarda, Anna Bolena, and Roberto Devereux–was recorded by the since-disapppeared ABC Audio Treasury Series. For reasons opera lovers have been wondering about for years, the recordings went out of print pretty quickly; but now, handsomely remastered, they are making their first appearance on CD, both individually and as a three-opera set. Stuarda also has been recorded by Joan Sutherland and Janet Baker (in a version Donizetti prepared for the lower-voiced Maria Malibran), and there are at least three "private" sets I know of with Montserrat Caballé in the title role.

John Neschling, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra - Francisco Braga: Jupyra (2002)

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John Neschling, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra - Francisco Braga: Jupyra (2002)

John Neschling, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra - Francisco Braga: Jupyra (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 78:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-1280 CD | Recorded: 2001

The tone poem Cauchemar, which means "nightmare" in Portuguese, is much a product of its time, similar in tone to contemporaneous works by Schoenberg, Massenet, Stravinsky and Schmitt. This is not surprising since the composer was studying in Europe at the time. Despite the title, there is nothing terribly frightening about the music which has a mood rather somewhere between the Rienzi overture of Wagner and something by Nielsen.

Julius Rudel, London Symphny Orchestra, Beverly Sills - Gaetano Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2001)

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Julius Rudel, London Symphny Orchestra, Beverly Sills - Gaetano Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2001)

Julius Rudel, London Symphny Orchestra, Beverly Sills - Gaetano Donizetti: Anna Bolena (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 935 Mb | Total time: 64:51+58:11+71:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Westminster | # 471 217-2 | Recorded: 1972

Anna Bolena premiered in 1830 and was Donizetti’s first great success–and it remains one of his finest works. Aside from his usual endless fount of melodies, we find through-composed scenes wherein recitative seamlessly melds into arioso and into aria or ensemble. Anna manages to come across as a real character, as does the unfortunate Jane Seymour, who has the (bad) luck to be Henry VIII’s new love; and Henry’s music, too, is composed effectively for this royal villain. Less successfully portrayed but still with a couple of fine arias and some stunning ensemble music is Anna’s brother Percy. He’s an earthbound character but his music is wonderful and difficult (it was composed for the legendary Rubini).

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert 1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert 1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert 1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | VC-1 Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 20,0 Gb
Audio: Italiano, Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 5000 kbps / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 4,57 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 2000 kbps / 29,970 fps | 89 min | 2,69 Gb
Audio: Italiano, Русский / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

New Year’s Eve Concert 1998 – Songs of Love and Desire Love was the theme of the 1998 New Year’s Eve Concert. And who wrote better music about love than Mozart and Verdi? Maestro Claudio Abbado has chosen two of the best Mozart interpreters, Christine Schäfer and Simon Keenlyside, for this traditionally meaningful event. Marcelo Álvarez from Argentina interprets highlights of the tenor repertoire, and Italian Primadonna Mirella Freni tops the occasion with a breathtaking performance of the Letter Scene of Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin.

Penelope Shumate, Christopher Besch, Megan Berti, Albert Stanley, Aidan Smerud - Kassandra (2022)

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Penelope Shumate, Christopher Besch, Megan Berti, Albert Stanley, Aidan Smerud - Kassandra (2022)

Penelope Shumate, Christopher Besch, Megan Berti, Albert Stanley, Aidan Smerud - Kassandra: A Chamber Opera in Five Scenes (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 220 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 109 Mb | 00:47:06
Classical, Opera | Label: Navona Records

On KASSANDRA, composer Anthony Brandt and librettist Neena Beber explore two leading issues of our times — climate change and sexual harassment. Based on the Greek myth of Apollo trying to seduce Trojan princess Cassandra, Brandt and Beber tell the tragic yet familiar story of Kassandra, a scientist whose forecasts of climate change are discredited as a result of rejecting sexual advances from a venture capitalist. In the ancient myth, Apollo places a curse on Cassandra: she will see the future but no one will believe her. In today’s world, scientists face a similar curse, their warnings of our warming planet too often ignored. Brandt and Beber’s chamber opera challenges us to heed Kassandra’s predictions.

Mario Ancillotti - De Falla: El Amor Brujo - El Retablo De Maese Pedro (2022)

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Mario Ancillotti - De Falla: El Amor Brujo - El Retablo De Maese Pedro (2022)

Mario Ancillotti - De Falla: El Amor Brujo - El Retablo De Maese Pedro (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 62:49 | 269 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Amadeus Best

Mario Ancillotti (Firenze, 1946) è un flautista italiano. Si è formato al Conservatorio di Firenze dove ha studiato con Salvatore Alfieri, Luigi Dallapiccola, Roberto Lupi, Franco Rossi, Piero Farulli e Piero Bellugi.