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Truls Mørk - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Bloch: Schelomo, Bruch: Kol Nidrei (2005)

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Truls Mørk - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Bloch: Schelomo, Bruch: Kol Nidrei (2005)

Truls Mørk - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Bloch: Schelomo, Bruch: Kol Nidrei (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:47 | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 45664

As one of the world's cello stars, Truls Mørk is sure to garner extravagant praise for this CD of Schumann's Concerto in A minor, Bloch's Schelomo, and Bruch's Kol Nidrei, all three essential vehicles for any cello virtuoso. However, there are two weaknesses in his playing that need addressing. First, and most noticeable, Mørk is too loose in his tempi and rhythms, almost to the point of amorphousness. His licentious rubato is most alarming in Schumann's Concerto, which really needs a rigorously shaped solo to hold the piece together; and even though Schelomo is patently more rhapsodic and Kol Nidrei more freely lyrical, Mørk pushes his freedom too far, almost as if his love for producing a gorgeous sound makes him forget the bar lines.

Franco Mezzena - Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50, TH 117 - Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor (2019)

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Franco Mezzena - Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50, TH 117 - Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor (2019)

Franco Mezzena, Sergio Patria & Elena Ballario - Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50, TH 117 - Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 275 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | 01:05:02
Classical | Label: Dynamic

Highly praised for his orchestral works, Tchaikovsky never reached great popularity as a chamber music composer but, although his chamber output does not comprise many titles, it does includes works of distinct value, such as the beautiful but little known Trio for violin, cello and piano, Op.50 which we are featuring on this release. The work was composed in memory of his friend Nikolaj Rubinstein, who had passed away at the age of 46 and was considered at the time one of the greatest European pianists. It was premiered in Moscow on 30 October, 1882.

Helen Chang Haertzen, Denis Evstuhin, Silver Ainomäe & Oleg Levin - American Avenues (2019)

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Helen Chang Haertzen, Denis Evstuhin, Silver Ainomäe & Oleg Levin - American Avenues (2019)

Helen Chang Haertzen, Denis Evstuhin, Silver Ainomäe & Oleg Levin - American Avenues (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:46 | 117 Mb
Classical | Label: Centaur Records

In the 1930s an international chain reaction of disparate elements led to a creative collision in the U.S.A growing sense of the AMERICAN in American music burst into full flower as Vienna met Hollywood and classical met jazz. This album celebrates this amazing development in American music. Growing up in the Boston area, Helen Chang Haertzen studied under Bo Youp Hwang and Roman Totenberg. She attended Philadelphia s Curtis Institute, the Salzburg Mozarteum and the San Francisco Conservatory. Her principal teachers also included Szymon Goldberg, Felix Galimir, Ruggiero Ricci and Camilla Wicks. Haertzen was a prizewinner of the Karol Lipinski-Wieniawski Competition in Poland. In 2017, the Minnesota State Arts Board awarded her the Artist Initiative Grant. She is joined on this release by Denis Evstuhin, Silver Ainomae, and Oleg Levin.

Bernd Glemser, Antoni Wit - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1998)

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Bernd Glemser, Antoni Wit - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1998)

Bernd Glemser, Antoni Wit - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:44 | 291 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.550809

This Naxos CD was released in 1998 and features 1995 recordings of Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 with the considerable bonus of the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43. As is often the case with Naxos orchestral recordings of this vintage, the sound is a little distant but opens up to reveal more than adequate engineering at higher volume levels.

Gundula Janowitz, Herbert von Karajan - Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, Tod und Verklärung, Metamorphosen (1995)

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Gundula Janowitz, Herbert von Karajan - Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, Tod und Verklärung, Metamorphosen (1995)

Gundula Janowitz, Herbert von Karajan - Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, Tod und Verklärung, Metamorphosen (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:17:13 | 393 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 447 422-2

Karajan recorded Tod und Verklärung 3 times; 1960 with Vienna Philharmonic, 1971 and 1982 with Berlin Philharmonic. This is the second recording in 1971. The conductor extracts every detail of Strauss’s orchestration in a brilliant intensity. From the pianissimo in the opening to the climax near the end, the 100% engaged orchestra vividly expresses the transfiguration.

Alejandro Sandler, Caroline Lieby & Orchestre de Lutetia - Debussy & Ginastera: Le rêve et la terre (2019)

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Alejandro Sandler, Caroline Lieby & Orchestre de Lutetia - Debussy & Ginastera: Le rêve et la terre (2019)

Alejandro Sandler, Caroline Lieby & Orchestre de Lutetia - Debussy & Ginastera: Le rêve et la terre (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:47:43
Classical | Label: Klarthe Records

For his first CD, the Lutetia orchestra has chosen to bring together two major figures of French and Argentine music. Two countries, two composers, two worlds directly linked to the influences that rocked his conductor Alejandro Sandler. The dream and the earth are the clever mix between Debussy's delicate sound palette and Ginastera's lyrical nervousness. The journey between two worlds linked to each other, which everything separates and brings together. Debussy's three selected works are both distinct and yet closely related. Symbolist and impressionist, Debussy was very early on rich and varied in his compositions from the first part of his creative life. The Estancia suite reveals in energetic and nostalgic terms the harsh life of the nomadic Gauchos in the wild plains of Argentina. Through a version that is intended to be descriptive and subjective, the Lutetia orchestra wanted to highlight what was the true life of an Argentine gaucho in the middle of the 19th century. They have kept the impressionist colours of the Argentine literary work that inspired the sequel: the "Martin Fierro".

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2 - Nos. 4, 7 & 9 (2019)

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Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2 - Nos. 4, 7 & 9 (2019)

Alexander Melnikov - Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2 - Nos. 4, 7 & 9 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 156 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:18
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

“This first volume in the complete cycle must already be given pride of place in the discography,” declared Classica Magazine upon the release of Prokofiev’s Sonatas nos. 2, 6, and 8 (awarded a ‘Choc’ in 2016). With this new volume, Alexandre Melnikov has chosen to delve into three distinct periods of the composer’s career, ranging from the dazzling though seldom-heard No. 4 to the magisterial No. 9. In between those two, the sonata no. 7 once again evokes the troubled atmosphere characteristic of the three so-called ‘war sonatas’. Sviatoslav Richter claimed to have learned the piece in a mere four days.

Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite & Yulianna Avdeeva - Weinberg: Chamber Music (2019)

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Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite & Yulianna Avdeeva - Weinberg: Chamber Music (2019)

Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite & Yulianna Avdeeva - Weinberg: Chamber Music (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 240 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:47
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Following the success of the Weinberg Symphonies 2 & 21 with conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Deutsche Grammophon now features chamber music by Mieczysław Weinberg under the direction of Gidon Kremer.

Pacifica Quartet - The Soviet Experience, Vol.1: Shostakovich, Miaskovsky: String Quartets (2011) (Repost)

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Pacifica Quartet - The Soviet Experience, Vol.1: Shostakovich, Miaskovsky: String Quartets (2011) (Repost)

Pacifica Quartet - The Soviet Experience, Vol.1: Shostakovich, Miaskovsky: String Quartets (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:57:12 | 545 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cedille | Catalog: CDR90000127

This is the first installment in the Pacifica Quartet’s highly anticipated, four-volume CD survey of the complete Shostakovich string quartets: The Soviet Experience: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries. The Soviet Experience is the first Shostakovich quartet cycle to include works by other important composers of the Soviet era, adding variety and perspective to the listening experience.

Nobuyuki Tsujii - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Liszt: Piano Pieces (2011)

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Nobuyuki Tsujii - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Liszt: Piano Pieces (2011)

Nobuyuki Tsujii - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Liszt: Piano Pieces (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 249 MB | 59:46
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics

Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii tackles the war horse non pareil, the Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor by Sergey Rachmaninov, along with a handful of keyboard favorites by Franz Liszt, to make this album a showpiece for Romantic piano fans. Ably supported by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, under the direction of Yutaka Sado, Tsujii turns in a credible performance of the concerto that is full of pianistic fireworks and long-breathed melodies, and the 2008 performance was warmly recorded by Teldex Studio Berlin.

Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Grzegorz Nowak - Elgar, Piazzolla, Wolosoff (2019)

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Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Grzegorz Nowak - Elgar, Piazzolla, Wolosoff (2019)

Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Grzegorz Nowak - Elgar, Piazzolla, Wolosoff (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 266 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 131 Mb | 00:57:18
Classical | Label: Sebastian Records

Grammy Award winning cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio first hit the international stage by winning the Tchaikovsky International Violoncello Competition in Russia which resulted in her Carnegie Hall debut televised nationally in the US. Since then, she has performed thousands of concerts on six continents both as a soloist and with her ensemble, the Eroica Trio. Sara has finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of recording the romantic masterpiece, Elgar Cello Concerto, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra-one of England's finest orchestras. She pairs the Elgar with a lush, new romantic cello concerto written for her by Bruce Wolosoff and her own arrangements of Astor Piazzolla's sultry Libertango and Oblivion to complete a recording designed to delight the listeners ears and linger in their souls.

Pierre Boulez - Notations & Piano Sonatas - Pi-hsien Chen (2005) {hat[now]ART 162}

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Pierre Boulez - Notations & Piano Sonatas - Pi-hsien Chen (2005) {hat[now]ART 162}

Pierre Boulez - Notations & Piano Sonatas - Pi-hsien Chen (2005) {hat[now]ART 162}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 236 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 HAT HUT Records | hat[now]ART 162
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Post Modern / Piano Solo

Chen's survey of Boulez's piano music (bar the little competition piece Incises) invites comparisons with Paavali Jumppanen's accounts of the three sonatas released by Deutsche Grammophon earlier in the year. Both are first rate; Chen's tempi are marginally slower, but her approach is more dramatic - some of the early Notations are positively explosive - while Jumppanen explores Boulez's command of keyboard sonority more fastidiously. Both convey the energy of the young Boulez's piano writing. It's hard to believe the Notations were composed 60 years ago, and the First Sonata, with its strange, intensely French flavour, followed a year later; this music still sounds astonishingly fresh.

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Spirit of Brazil (2009) [Re-Up]

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Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Spirit of Brazil (2009) [Re-Up]

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Spirit of Brazil (2009)
works by Clarice Assad, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Egberto Gismonti,
Sérgio Assad, Roland Dyens, Paulo Bellinati

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Artwork included
Classical Guitar | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10512 | Time: 00:58:43

The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet was formed at the Royal College of Music under the guidance of Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey. The Quartet has earned a reputation as a dynamic and innovative ensemble, captivating audiences with eclectic repertoire and spell-binding performances. Since its formation, the Quartet has performed extensively across the UK. The group explains how Spirit of Brazil came about: "Both as soloists and as a group, all four of us have been inspired by the music of Brazil. Far from being the national property of Spain, the guitar is integral to the music and culture of Brazil and in this record we have endeavoured to represent a breadth of music, from the classical discipline of Villa-Lobos to the improvisational qualities of Gismonti."

Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

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Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

Europäische Chormusik - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set
Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 942 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics | # 825646261505 | Time: 06:49:27

The great recordings of the "Nordic choral marvel": Swedish choral conductor Eric Ericson was one of the true legends in his field. When he died in 2013 at the age of 94, he had spent decades working to place his two Stockholm choirs among the international musical elite. His recordings from the 1970's enjoy real cult status – unique interpretations of a cappella works from the Renaissance to the 20th century, from Gesualdo to Penderecki, released here for the first time in a single box.

Kai Laursen - Danish Violin Concertos, Vol. 5 (2009)

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Kai Laursen - Danish Violin Concertos, Vol. 5 (2009)

Kai Laursen - Danish Violin Concertos, Vol. 5 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:04:34 | 685 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Danacord | Catalog: DACOCD469-470

An American musicologist once noted that compared to its population, no other country has as many symphonists as Denmark. This fifth release of violin concertos concludes this enthralling 2CD set series. The complete series are now available in five 2 CD sets each one priced as a single CD, offering excellent value for money and a wonderful opportunity to explore these delightful and little known concertos.