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Hein Jung, Grigorios Zamparas & Scott Kluksdahl - Songs of Sergei Rachmaninov (2024)

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Hein Jung, Grigorios Zamparas & Scott Kluksdahl - Songs of Sergei Rachmaninov (2024)

Hein Jung, Grigorios Zamparas & Scott Kluksdahl - Songs of Sergei Rachmaninov (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:40
Classical, Vocal | Label: Centaur Records

Acclaimed for her “superior vocal value” (Boston Globe), Soprano Hein Jung has performed in major cities throughout the US and Korea. These venues include Opera Tampa, Tanglewood Music Festival, San Francisco Opera Merola Program, Milwaukee Symphony, Madison Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Bel Canto Chorus, Tampa Oratorios Singers.

Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Michael Boder, Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu - Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: Русский / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4115 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan

Obsessive in gambling and in love, the soldier Hermann is the protagonist of Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame, based on a story by Pushkin. He is smitten with the aristocratic Lisa and fixated on learning the winning secret of ‘the three cards’ from her grandmother, the Countess, played by iconic contralto Ewa Podles. This opulent production from Barcelona’s Liceu captures St Petersburg in the era of Catherine the Great, while the house’s Music Director Michael Boden conducts a large and impressive cast.

Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Homage: The Age of the Diva (2006)

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Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Homage: The Age of the Diva (2006)

Renée Fleming, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev - Homage: The Age of the Diva (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 296 MB | 01:07:26
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca

Acclaimed throughout the world's great opera houses, American soprano Renee Fleming enjoys particular success in roles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when glorious vocal writing and opulent orchestrations took the art of opera to new heights. In studying and performing this passionately lyrical music, Fleming became increasingly fascinated with her predecessors-sopranos of a golden age who made this intensely emotional music their own. Homage: The age of the Diva is a tribute to these iconic sopranos and their signature arias.

Anna Netrebko - Diva: The Very Best of Anna Netrebko (2018)

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Anna Netrebko - Diva: The Very Best of Anna Netrebko (2018)

Anna Netrebko - Diva: The Very Best of Anna Netrebko (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 322 Mb | Total time: 64:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 5791 | Recorded: 2003, 2006-2008, 2015, 2016, 2018

A greatest-hits album ought to stick to the middle of the road, playing to what an artist does best. Yet it ought not simply wallow in past glories: this collection from Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, arguably the best-known soprano of the present day, hits the spot and can safely be recommended to newcomers. Netrebko is at her best in core Italian repertory like Casta Diva from Bellini's Norma or Libiamo ne 'lieti calici from Verdi's La Traviata.

David Geringas, DR, Stefan Parkman - Gubaidulina: The Canticle Of The Sun; Hommage a Marina Tsvetayeva (2003)

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David Geringas, DR, Stefan Parkman - Gubaidulina: The Canticle Of The Sun; Hommage a Marina Tsvetayeva (2003)

Sofia Gubaidulina - The Canticle Of The Sun; Hommage à Marina Tsvetayeva (2003)
David Geringas, cello; Danish National Radio Choir & Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stefan Parkman

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 192 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10106 | Time: 00:54:52

When in the first decade of the twentieth century, pioneering Russian creative artists turned to the sun for inspiration, they saw this theme as a symbol of liberation from turn-of-the-century decadence. In The Canticle of the Sun the power of the sun celebrates two liberating forces: specifically, the dedicatee, Mstislav Rostropovich, who shed light in the darkness of the later Soviet years (Gubaidulina has even spoken of the work embodying his ‘sunny personality’) and more generally, the spiritual sources which the composer has explored through her own musical journey within and beyond Soviet Russia. The Canticle of the Sun is a response to a text by St Francis of Assisi, in which he humbly glorifies the creator. Gubaidulina, aware that the music should not be ostentatious or complicated, suggests the mysteries of creation and humanity through solo cello and percussion, and places St Francis’s text in the restrained mouths of the choir as a kind of wondering response. The second work on this disc is a setting of five poems by Marina Tsvetayeva for unaccompanied choir.

New York Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev (2023)

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New York Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev (2023)

New York Philharmonic - Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 880 MB
05:33:38 | Classical | Label: Warner Classics

The world-renowned New York Philharmonic (officially the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York) is America's oldest symphony orchestra, a prime example of high standards of performance to musicians and audiences everywhere. Beginning in the 1820s, there were several attempts to found an orchestra in the city, the more successful of which were the Philharmonic Symphony Society (established in 1842) and the New York Symphony (established in 1878). The Philharmonic had a reputation for conservatism and high standards, hiring primarily European conductors, such as Gustav Mahler. The Symphony seemed more ambitious and interested in new music. It received patronage from Andrew Carnegie, enabling the building of Carnegie Hall (1891), with an inaugural concert led by Walter Damrosch and Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky.

Sergei Rachmaninov: The Complete Works [32CDs] (2014)

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Sergei Rachmaninov: The Complete Works [32CDs] (2014)

Sergei Rachmaninov: The Complete Works [32CDs] (2014)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,58 Gb | Total time: 35:25:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 4786765 | Recorded: 1919-2010

All of Rachmaninov’s music - from his earliest student compositions to his final masterpieces – has been collected together for the first time on 32 CDs, in what is definitively the most complete and comprehensive edition of Rachmaninov’s works ever released.

Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (2019)

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Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (2019)

Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 77:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM | 2625 | Recorded: 2014

25 years on from the release of Officium, the groundbreaking alliance of Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble, comes Remember me, my dear, recorded during the final tour the group made in October 2014.
Named for the Scottish ballad which concludes it, the programme is emblematic of the range of repertoire the Norwegian saxophonist and British vocal quartet explored together from Pérotin, Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume le Rouge, Antoine Brumel to Komitas, Arvo Pärt and more.

Christoph Eschenbach, Wiener Philharmoniker, Renée Fleming - Sommernachtskonzert 2017 [Blu-Ray]

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Christoph Eschenbach, Wiener Philharmoniker, Renée Fleming - Sommernachtskonzert 2017 [Blu-Ray]

Christoph Eschenbach, Wiener Philharmoniker, Renée Fleming - Sommernachtskonzert 2017 [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24983 kbps / 1080p / 29.970 fps | 93 min | 21,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3548 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Sony Classical

Jedes Jahr begeistert die traumhafte Kulisse des Sommernachtskonzertes im Park von Schloss Schönbrunn nicht nur die über 100.000 Besucher im Park, sondern auch die Fernsehzuschauer in aller Welt. Die Wiener Philharmoniker und der Dirigent Christoph Eschenbach präsentierten ein farbenprächtiges, stimmungsvolles Programm zum Thema "Märchen und Mythen": von Dvorák erklingt die Konzertouvertüre "Karneval", Stargast Renée Fleming singt eine Arie aus der Oper "Armida" und das berühmte Lied an den Mond aus "Rusalka"; dann folgen von Tschaikowsky Stücke aus der "Dornröschen-Suite" und von Rachmaninow die orchestrierten Lieder Sumerki (Twilight), Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne ((Sing not to me, beautiful maiden) und Vesenniye vodi (Spring waters), von Humperdinck das Vorspiel aus der Oper "Hänsel und Gretel".

Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet - Igor Stravinsky: Ballets, Stage Works, Orchestral Works (2001) 8CD Box Set

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Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet - Igor Stravinsky: Ballets, Stage Works, Orchestral Works (2001) 8CD Box Set

Igor Stravinsky: Ballets, Stage Works, Orchestral Works (2001) 8CD Box Set
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Ernest Ansermet, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.25 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 467 818-2 | Time: 08:27:52

All the Stravinsky recordings made by Ernest Ansermet and The Suisse Romande Orchestra, digitally remastered in an 8 CD box. The set includes all Stravinsky's major orchestral works at a bargain price in highly respected recordings dating from the late 50's and early 60's.

Pierre Boulez conducts Igor Stravinsky (2010) 6CD Box Set

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Pierre Boulez conducts Igor Stravinsky (2010) 6CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Igor Stravinsky (2010) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Scans included | Time: 05:54:22
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 8730

The years have seen Pierre Boulez record for CBS, Erato, EMI, and Philips, among other labels, but his most consistent and critically praised work has appeared on Deutsche Grammophon, where he has conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, and his own Ensemble InterContemporain in many successful performances. These ensembles are heard on this trimline, six-CD box set of Igor Stravinsky's major works, which brings together Boulez's recordings of L'oiseau de feu, Petrushka, Le Sacre du printemps, L'histoire du Soldat, the symphonies, concertos, and other works, recorded between 1980 and 1996. As one of the leading champions of modernism, first as a composer and essayist, then as a prominent conductor, Boulez is regarded as an authority on Stravinsky's oeuvre, and it is difficult to imagine many conductors who have a better understanding of the technical and stylistic issues that affect performances. Boulez is also famous for his precision and meticulousness, which make the details stand out clearly in the rhythmically complex and texturally dense orchestral scores of the ballets, and yet seem so delicate and exact in the concertos and pieces for smaller ensembles.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin - Alexander Nevsky, Op 78 & Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 (1979/2024)

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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin - Alexander Nevsky, Op 78 & Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 (1979/2024)

Claudine Carlson, Arnold Voketaitis, St. Louis Symphony Chorus, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra & Leonard Slatkin - Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op 78 & Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 (Version for Voice & Orchestra) (Remastered) (1979/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 261 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:13
Classical, Choral | Label: Vox

The new medium of film with sound was developing at around the time Prokofiev returned to the Soviet Union, where in 1933 he composed the music for his first film, Lieutenant Kijé. Prokofiev’s remarkable perception of the medium’s requirements was enhanced by his collaboration with Sergey Eisenstein on Alexander Nevsky. The music was of epic proportions and the resultant cantata remains one of Prokofiev’s most brilliantly conceived and popular works. Leonard Slatkin’s classic VOX recordings of these works have been praised for their “powerful and compelling performances”. (ClassicsToday.com) The Elite Recordings for VOX by legendary producers Marc Aubort and Joanna Nickrenz are considered by audiophiles to be amongst the finest sounding examples of orchestral recordings.

Andrew Nethsingha, The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge - Magnificat 3 (2023)

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Andrew Nethsingha, The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge - Magnificat 3 (2023)

Andrew Nethsingha, The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge - Magnificat 3 (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 236 Mb | Total time: 62:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD472 | Recorded: 2022

Following their critically acclaimed ‘Psalms’ album, St John’s College, Cambridge and Andrew Nethsingha present a selection of Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis recordings from January and July 2022. Much of the third volume in their series of Evening Canticles focuses on music in a twenty-year period, from 1945 to 1965. Philip Moore’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis were commissioned especially for St John’s College, Cambridge.

Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)
Erik Kurmangaliev, countertenor; Raisa Kotova, contralto; Anatoli Safiulin, bass
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra & State Chamber Choir, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Oleg Kagan, violin; Natalia Gutman, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01547 | Time: 01:08:50

Alfred Schnittke's Second Concerto Grosso is a different creature than his First. While the 1977 Concerto Grosso No. 1 for 2 Violins, Strings and Keyboards is a lithe, vicious, often comical work, the Second, finished five years later, is a weightier affair. The soloists are now violin and cello; the Baroque band is now a full orchestra with electric guitar, drum kit, and brake drum; there are four large movements rather than six smaller ones; the entire work is imbued with an air of sincere tragedy, albeit with mud on its shoes. Schnittke dedicated the work to its premiere soloists, husband-and-wife duo Oleg Kagan (violin) and Natalia Gutman (cello); famed for their flawless ensemble, the couple inspired in Schnittke a musical air of companionship – a single soul in two instruments.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin Records America | # V2-86291, 0777 7 86291 2 2
Experimental Rock, Electronic, Pop, World Fusion | Time: 00:52:04

If eclectic is your bag, then Heartbeat might be your thing. Like Hector Zazou, Ryuichi Sakamoto employs a realm of many styles on this upbeat collection. Songs performed in Japanese, Russian, French, and English (by friends Youssou N'Dour, David Sylvian, and Deee-Lite's DJ Towa Towa and Super DJ Dmitri) top an already brimming album that is everything its predecessor, Beauty, wasn't. Two completely different versions of the title track add arty spice. "Triste" is a wonderful, lazy-afternoon stroll in Paris jazz; "Lulu" follows suit. Is there no end to this Sakamoto's talent? He does jazz, rap, and chucks in a couple of solo piano pieces reminiscent of his soundtrack work. "Songlines" came about via his score for Pedro Almodovar's High Heels. "Boram Gal" and "High Tide" – with guests Youssou N'Dour and Arto Lindsay, respectively – are both delicate and swathed in summer. Ingrid Chavez adds poet's fire to frozen dust on "Returning to the Womb" and contributes eerie funk on "Cloud #9."