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Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts (2007)

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Bryn Terfel  - Simple Gifts (2007)

Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 356 MB | 01:10:23
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

What is this Bryn Terfel collection, exactly, that contains "Simple Gifts," the beginning of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," "Send in the Clowns," and even "The Rose" (not the one e'er blooming, but the Bette Midler or Conway Twitty vehicle)? It is, per the back cover text, Bryn's "personal collection of sacred, spiritual, and meditative songs." The album still might seem like quite a hodgepodge to a browser reading the tracklist, but it is exactly the elusiveness of the thread connecting these songs that makes this a superior example of the crossover vocal species.

Tasmin Little, BBC PO, Sir Andrew Davis - The Lark Ascending: Works by Moeran, Delius, Holst, Elgar, Vaughan Williams (2013)

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Tasmin Little, BBC PO, Sir Andrew Davis - The Lark Ascending: Works by Moeran, Delius, Holst, Elgar, Vaughan Williams (2013)

The Lark Ascending: E.J. Moeran - Violin Concerto (2013)
and works by Frederick Delius, Gustav Holst, Sir Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tasmin Little (violin); BBC Philharmonic; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10796 | Time: 01:15:44

Tasmin Little's 2013 release on Chandos is an exploration of lush and lyrical music for violin and orchestra, composed by the leading British composers of the early 20th century, and it is an album of remarkable depth and beauty. Opening the program is the Concerto for violin & orchestra by E.J. Moeran, which sets the mood for the disc with its long-breathed, melancholy lines and pastoral atmosphere. While this is a technically challenging work that shows Little to her best advantage as a virtuoso, listeners may come away from the piece recalling its sweet ambience more than its flashiness. The same could also be said for Frederick Delius' Légende, Gustav Holst's A Song of the Night, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, all three of which provide tests for the violinist's skills, yet are filled with such gorgeous music that listeners may only remember the general opulence of the scores. Also included are premiere recordings of Roger Turner's arrangements of Edward Elgar's Chanson de matin, Chanson de nuit, and Salut d'amour, which in orchestration, mood, and style fit the rest of the album nicely.

Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set
J.S. Bach, Schubert, Paganini, Schumann, Kreisler, Bartok, Schedrin, Clérambault, Brahms
Szymanowski, Ysaÿe, Khachaturian, Debussy, de Falla, Glazunov, Liszt, Ravel, Stravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 499 Mb | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01169 | Time: 03:37:24

"Brilliant possession of the instrument, virtuosi technique, a versatile and expressive touch, an animated and emotional style of performance - these are the artistic traits possessed by Semyon Snitkovsky, that allow the brilliant musician to make deep, sincere connection with the audience." These words, spoken by David Oistrakh, come to mind every time one listens to any recording Snitkovsky made throughout his career. The violinist only lived to be 48 years old (1933-1981), but he left behind a large number of records. These records allow his listeners to enjoy the unique artistry that once thrilled audiences and critics in the former USSR and abroad. The CDs that are being released now, present Snitkovsky as a versatile interpreter of the solo, chamber, and solo with orchestra violin repertoire.

Gordon Fergus-Thompson - Ravel: Complete Music for Solo Piano (1993/2019)

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Gordon Fergus-Thompson - Ravel: Complete Music for Solo Piano (1993/2019)

Gordon Fergus-Thompson - Ravel: Complete Music for Solo Piano (1993/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 419 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 320 Mb | 02:19:41
Classical | Label: Eloquence

Recorded for the ASV label in 1990, this collection of Ravel’s piano music has never previously been released complete. Now reissued for the first time in more than a decade, this set presents not the kind of coolly objective view of the fastidious composer-craftsman that modern recordings have accustomed us to, but more of a poet in sound and in touch with his Basque origins.

Käbi Laretei - Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis (1966/2019)

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Käbi Laretei - Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis (1966/2019)

Käbi Laretei - Hindemith: Ludus Tonalis (1966/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 256 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 124 Mb | 00:54:02
Classical | Label: Eloquence

A 20th-century counterpart to The Well-Tempered Clavier in a landmark recording, long unavailable, newly remastered.

Julian Riem - Debussy & Szymanowski: Études (2019)

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Julian Riem - Debussy & Szymanowski: Études (2019)

Julian Riem - Debussy & Szymanowski: Études (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:56:40 | 133 Mb
Classical | Label: TYXArt

Julian Riem is a pianist noted for his elegance, spirited playing, and striking virtuosity. Numerous chamber music recordings attest to his versatility. Now the Echo award-winner is presenting his first solo CD, which features genuine rarities: the etudes of Claude Debussy and Karol Szymanowski represent the pianistic high points in the careers of two geniuses, who experiment here with the technical possibilities of the instrument and interpreter alike. Both composers wrote these cycles during the First World War, finding a highly personal form of expression in the process. Here the legacy of Chopin merges with the dawn of modernism. With his depth, evocative playing, and brilliant tonal nuances, Riem leads us on a true journey of discovery.

Kölner Streichsextett - Great Britain - Great Music (2019)

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Kölner Streichsextett - Great Britain - Great Music (2019)

Kölner Streichsextett - Great Britain - Great Music (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 319 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:39
Classical | Label: CAvi-music

All three works on this album from the Kölner Streichsextett, "Great Britain, Great Music", string sextets by Bridge, Holst and Holbrooke, are rarely played and not very well known, especially as the Holst Scherzo does not exist in print, only as a manuscript and therefore this album presents the world premiere recording.

Mathias Reumert - 20th Century Percussion Solos (2019)

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Mathias Reumert - 20th Century Percussion Solos (2019)

Mathias Reumert - 20th Century Percussion Solos (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 343 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 248 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:47:54
Classical | Label: Métier, Divine Art

Mathias Reumert is one of Europe’s foremost percussionists, and was awarded the Danish Music Critics’ Prize for 2015. This album is a revised digital version of the lauded ‘Solo’ DVD issued in 2015 to great acclaim for incredible playing and stunning visuals alike. The program includes the most iconic of modern percussion classics, ‘Psappha’ by Iannis Xenakis, together with his much more recent ‘Rebonds’. Works by Henze, Donatoni and Ferneyhough utilise wide ranges of tuned and untuned instruments, and while this program omits two works from the DVD which relied very much on visual content, it includes three new works – the most famous being the 9th Zyklus by Stockhausen – together with works by Fundal and Reynolds. A most exceptional feast of percussion playing on a wide variety of instruments, both tuned and untuned.

Joonas Ahonen, Pekka Kuusisto - Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord' & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)

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Joonas Ahonen, Pekka Kuusisto - Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 'Concord' & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)

Charles Ives - Piano Sonata No.2 & Violin Sonata No.4 (2017)
'Concord' & 'Children’s Day at the Camp Meeting'
Joonas Ahonen (piano) & Pekka Kuusisto (violin)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2249 SACD | Time: 00:58:55

Charles Ives’s ‘Concord Sonata’ is often described as one of the greatest of American piano works. Published in 1920, at the composer’s own expense, it contains radical experiments in harmony and rhythm and would have to wait until 1939 for its first public performance. In the course of its four movements, Ives depicts some of the famous inhabitants of the small town of Concord in Massachusetts, a centre of the mid-19th century transcendentalism movement. Luminaries of the movement such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are alluded to in various ways in music that includes references to Beethoven, religious and patriotic hymns and circus marches, as well as brief ‘guest appearances’ by a viola and a flute. Lasting 47 minutes on the present recording, Ives’s second piano sonata is a massive work of a staggering complexity, and a true challenge for any performer – a challenge more than readily accepted by the young Finnish pianist Joonas Ahonen, who has previously recorded Ligeti’s piano concerto for BIS.

Ravel - Piano Works - Vlado Perlemuter (1973) {2CD Set Nimbus NI 7713/4 rel 1996}

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Ravel - Piano Works - Vlado Perlemuter (1973) {2CD Set Nimbus NI 7713/4 rel 1996}

Ravel - Piano Works - Vlado Perlemuter (1973) {2CD Set Nimbus NI 7713/4 rel 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 329 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 296 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 43 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 1996 Wyastone Estate / Nimbus Records | NI 7713/4
Classical / Impressionism / Early 20th Century / Piano

This set has been a favorite with critics since it was issued in 1979. Vlado Perlemuter studied Ravel's music with the composer. His approach is more colorful and dramatic than that of many other pianists. All the rigorous classical form Ravel used comes through, but so does a powerful musical personality. Just try, for example, the Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin, where Perlemuter builds up to a thrilling climax. The sound is more resonant than ideal, but this is still the best recording of Ravel's piano works ever made. Perlemuter's own Vox mono versions are poorly recorded; stick with the Nimbus edition.

Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Youth Symphony, Symphony No. 1 (2008)

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Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Youth Symphony, Symphony No. 1 (2008)

Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic - Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Youth Symphony, Symphony No. 1 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 74:39 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10475 | Recorded: 2008

Gianadnrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic have the work’s measure and their performance has a full-blooded intensity and fire. Tempos are well judged and orchestral textures well blended. Noseda balances a strong sense of the piece’s architecture with its expressive eloquence and rich nostalgia it is a reading that can rank alongside the classic Ormandy and Pletnev accounts, both of whom bring a special authority to the Symphony.

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Back to the Future (2000)

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Anne-Sophie Mutter - Back to the Future (2000)

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Back to the Future (2000)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.2 Gb | 04:25:16
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

The 11 20th-century violin works included on Anne-Sophie Mutter's meaty four-CD compilation were recorded between February 1988 and January 1997. Mutter is a dazzling performer. Her performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto throbs with new-dawn optimism. Her intense dialogue with pianist Lambert Orkis is spiked with wit in Bartók's Violin Sonata No.2 , the only chamber piece in the set.

Daniil Trifonov - The Carnegie Recital (2013)

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Daniil Trifonov - The Carnegie Recital (2013)

Daniil Trifonov - The Carnegie Recital (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 305 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 210 MB | 01:18:46
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Daniil Trifonov's 2013 recital at Carnegie Hall is a clear demonstration of what this pianist does well, in works well-suited to his talents. Trifonov has a reputation for his dazzling technique, which he has shown to best advantage in performances of Romantic repertoire, and his live readings of Alexander Scriabin's Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, "Sonata-Fantasy," Franz Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor, and Frédèric Chopin's 24 Preludes, Op. 28, offer a well-rounded impression of his extraordinary abilities.

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 537 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: ECM | # ECM 1330-32, 833 311-2 | Time: 02:07:46

The viola was Hindemith's instrument (though he could play almost any), and he wrote some of his most expressive chamber music for it. This two-disc set includes all four of Hindemith's sonatas for solo violin and the three for viola and piano. I prefer the wildness of Hindemith's earlier music to the sometimes arid calm of his later music, so listeners like myself who like Hindemith can have a feast here as most of these are early works. They are played with energy and passion by an outstanding violist and a fine pianist.

Leif Ove Andsnes - Rachmaninov: Complete Piano Concertos (2012)

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Leif Ove Andsnes - Rachmaninov: Complete Piano Concertos (2012)

Leif Ove Andsnes - Rachmaninov: Complete Piano Concertos (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 517 MB | 02:05:27
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Leif Ove Andsnes has long been renowned for his powerfully emotive and disciplined performances of Rachmaninov: attributes prized by the supreme composer-pianist himself. This set brings together for the first time the complete cycle of acclaimed concerto recordings, including the perennially loved Second in an award-winning live performance, acclaimed by Gramophone as ‘a Rolls-Royce reading.’