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Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)

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Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)

Sarah Chang, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - R. Strauss: Violin Concerto, Sonata in E flat (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 262 Mb | Total time: 59:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 5 56870 5 | Recorded: 1999

Sarah Chang is certainly an exceptional player; her finely produced tone is characteristically sweet, yet she varies it most imaginatively — in the Concerto's slow movement, for instance, where she follows the changing shades of emotion in the most detailed way. The first movement may have been recorded with more strongly expressed feeling (by Boris Belkin), its finale with more mercurial displays of virtuosity (Xue-Wei), but overall Chang is the equal of any, with relaxed technical command and real feeling for the music. The accompaniment is well balanced and cleanly recorded, with distinguished solo contributions from woodwind and horns.

Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein dirige Beethoven, Dvorak, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schumann & Tchaïkovski (2018)

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Leonard Bernstein - Leonard Bernstein dirige Beethoven, Dvorak, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schumann & Tchaïkovski (2018)

Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic & RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra - Leonard Bernstein dirige Beethoven, Dvorak, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schumann & Tchaïkovski (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 821 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 375 Mb | Covers included | 02:39:22
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Tout commence un soir de janvier 1937, à Boston où le chef Dimitri Mitropoulos achève son deuxième séjour par la Symphonie en ut de Schumann. Invité à suivre répétitions et concert, l’étudiant Bernstein sent, au cours de l’Adagio espressivo, son « coeur éclater dans un mélange terrible de fierté et d’abattement ». Conçue au fond du gouffre, achevée au retour de la lumière en 1846, cette Symphonie no 2 le poursuivra longtemps. Bernstein chef d’orchestre est né par elle, commençons de même [CD I, 1-4]. L’influence de Mitropoulos ne s’arrête pas là. Une saison plus tôt, le chef grec avait soufflé Boston en dirigeant du piano le Concerto no 3 de Prokofiev, numéro de voltige que son admirateur reproduira en substituant Ravel à Prokofiev.

Quatuor Amadeus - Schubert: Quatuor N° 10; Mozart: Quintette KV 515; Haydn: Quatuor Op. 20 N° 5 (2018)

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Quatuor Amadeus - Schubert: Quatuor N° 10; Mozart: Quintette KV 515; Haydn: Quatuor Op. 20 N° 5 (2018)

Quatuor Amadeus - Schubert: Quatuor N° 10; Mozart: Quintette KV 515; Haydn: Quatuor Op. 20 N° 5; Mendelssohn: Capriccio & fugue Op. 81 N° 3 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 265 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Covers included | 01:17:25
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

«Si la personnalité humaine est une énigme, la réunion de quatre individus reste, elle aussi, un mystère. Pour rendre perceptible aux générations futures l’essence de la musique, il faudra prendre conscience que l’art, demain, ne nécessitera pas tant de perfection que d’humanité. S’il y a un message du Quatuor Amadeus c’est bien celui-là. L’autre secret des Amadeus c’était l’intuition, la spontanéité.

Salvatore Accardo, Colin Davis - Dvořák, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1988)

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Salvatore Accardo, Colin Davis - Dvořák, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1988)

Salvatore Accardo, Colin Davis - Dvořák, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 300 Mb | Total time: 67:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 420 895-2 | Recorded: 1979

After establishing his name with THE complete Paganini violin concertos on DG in the early 1970s Accardo migrated freely between record companies. His Collins coupling of the Elgar and Walton concertos remains a highlight for me and is now reissued on the budget Regis label. The sojourn with Philips also bore healthy fruit.

Fort Worth SO, Miguel Harth-Bedoya - Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra; Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No.1 (2016)

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Fort Worth SO, Miguel Harth-Bedoya - Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra; Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No.1 (2016)

Witold Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25 (orch. Arnold Schoenberg)
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi USA | # HMU807668 | Time: 01:11:40

On his fourth recording for harmonia mundi, GRAMMY-nominated conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in an all-orchestral program featuring Witold Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra and Arnold Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms's Piano Quartet No.1. With its use of folk melodies to generate tremendous momentum and dramatic impact, the Concerto for Orchestra established Lutoslawski as Poland's leading contemporary composer. Harth-Bedoya couples this powerful and complex score with Schoenberg's rich and colorful arrangement of one of Brahms's most popular chamber works.

Brian Castles-Onion, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (2013) [Blu-Ray]

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Brian Castles-Onion, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Brian Castles-Onion, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Bizet: Carmen (2013) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 33815 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 141 min | 42,0 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3840 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 141 min | 9,97 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opera Australia | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean

Carmen, a tempestuous opera written by Georges Bizet, is set in the city of Seville, Spain. Carmen is sexy and capricious, and freely taunts the soldiers around her saying she will love or discard whom she chooses just as she pleases. But, after attacking another woman at the cigarette factory with a knife Carmen has to use her seductive skills on her guard, Don Jose, to escape going to prison. Passion between Don Jose and Carmen, and Escamillo, a celebrated toreador who is infatuated with her, leads to jealousy, violence and death. Rinat Shaham with her sublime singing dominates the bull-fighting arena as the provocative and alluring Carmen, while Dmytro Popov portrays Don Jose with a perfect mix of naivety and mad desire, his rich tenor rolling out across the bay.

Marcus Creed - Brahms: Sacred Choral Music (1996)

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Marcus Creed - Brahms: Sacred Choral Music (1996)

Marcus Creed - Brahms: Sacred Choral Music (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:51 | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC90 1591

This disc gathers all of Brahms' sacred choral music for unaccompanied mixed voices, except for the Sieben Marienlieder of 1859. Taken together with the accompanied sacred choral pieces, including the monumental German Requiem, this amounts to a significant body of work for a composer of his era who was not religious. Brahms was a skilled choral composer and it's a shame that his smaller a cappella works aren't performed more frequently. Except for Zwei Motetten from 1864, all these works come from the last two decades of his life.

VA - Debussy: Estampes, Images I & II, Children's Corner, 5 Etudes (2018)

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VA - Debussy: Estampes, Images I & II, Children's Corner, 5 Etudes (2018)

VA - Debussy: Estampes, Images I & II, Children's Corner, 5 Etudes (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 264 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 197 Mb | Covers included | 01:23:05
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

« J’aime presque autant les images que la musique », confie Debussy en 1911. L’aveu ne surprend pas chez ce passionné de peinture préraphaélite et d’art japonais, adorateur de Turner (« le plus beau créateur de mystère qui soit en art »). Dans le domaine du piano, c’est en se référant à la dimension visuelle qu’il atteint sa pleine maturité, comme en témoignent les trois Estampes (1903), les deux séries d’Images (1905 et 1907) et deux pièces isolées relevant du même univers : L’Isle joyeuse et Masques (1903-1904). Il généralise alors les titres évocateurs.

Lars Bjørnkjær - Johan Svendsen, Peter E.Lange-Müller: Violin Concertos (2007)

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Lars Bjørnkjær - Johan Svendsen, Peter E.Lange-Müller: Violin Concertos (2007)

Lars Bjørnkjær - Johan Svendsen, Peter E.Lange-Müller: Violin Concertos (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:04:57| 348 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Danacord | Catalog: 662

Appreciation for the compositions from Scandinavian countries seems to be somewhat of an uphill battle. Apart from the works of Grieg and Nielsen, most other composers from this area of the globe are overlooked. This album of violin concertos by Norwegian composers Johan Svendsen and Peter Lange-Müller seeks to break this injustice. Svendsen's concerto makes clear that the composer was himself a violinist; the solo part is very idiomatically written, favoring lyricism over showiness. The orchestral accompaniment is sometimes overbearing and gets in the way of the solo violin's much more interesting and inspired contribution.

Llŷr Williams - Schubert, Vol. 3 (2019)

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Llŷr Williams - Schubert, Vol. 3 (2019)

Llŷr Williams - Schubert, Vol. 3 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:57
Classical | Label: Signum Classics

Schubert’s last three piano sonatas, written between the spring and autumn of 1828, the last year of his life, are often considered as a group, sharing many elements of structure and form. He performed the three sonatas at a concert for his friends on 28 September 1828, and in October offered them to his publisher, Probst, who was not interested. Schubert’s health, already weak, rapidly deteriorated and he died on 19 November 1828, at the age of thirty-one.

Alexander Markovich - Franz Xaver Scharwenka: Piano Concertos (2014)

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Alexander Markovich - Franz Xaver Scharwenka: Piano Concertos (2014)

Alexander Markovich - Franz Xaver Scharwenka: Piano Concertos (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:12 | 679 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: 10814

The current Scharwenka concerto discography is thin but strong, with sturdy representations of the Second and Third (by Seta Tanyel, Fanfare 27: 3) supported on either end by recordings that can only be called exceptional: Wild (19:4 and 31:3) and Hamelin (29:5) in the First, Hough in the Fourth (19:3). Still, even someone who has already gathered up all four concertos will want to explore these new recordings by Alexander Markovich, plausibly advertised as the first complete cycle by a single pianist (Laurence Jeanningros’s promising edition, 25:3, apparently stalled mid-way through).

Marcelle Meyer - Les Introuvables de Marcelle Meyer, Vol. 2 (1994)

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Marcelle Meyer - Les Introuvables de Marcelle Meyer, Vol. 2 (1994)

Marcelle Meyer - Les Introuvables de Marcelle Meyer, Vol. 2 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:35:00 | 945 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 68093 2 1

The French pianist Marcelle Meyer made these recordings of music by Francois Couperin, Rameau, Domenico Scarlatti and Rossini in Paris between 1946 and 1955. Celebrated for her performances of French piano music, notably perhaps that of Chabrier, Debussy and Ravel, Meyer was none the less a zealous champion of the eighteenth-century harpsichordists. Bach's keyboard music played an important part in her daily studies and, together with Couperin, Rameau and Scarlatti, occupied a significant place in her public recital programmes.

VA - Johann Strauss II: La Chauve-Souris - Eine Nacht in Venedig, Wiener Blut, Der Zigeunerbaron (extracts) (2018)

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VA - Johann Strauss II: La Chauve-Souris - Eine Nacht in Venedig, Wiener Blut, Der Zigeunerbaron (extracts) (2018)

VA - Johann Strauss II: La Chauve-Souris (die Fledermaus) - Eine Nacht in Venedig, Wiener Blut, Der Zigeunerbaron (extracts) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 510 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 388 Mb | Covers included | 02:45:41
Classical, Opera | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason

Champagne pour le centième opus de la collection, avec la plus viennoise des Chauve-Souris, et un plateau de friandises invitant Wunderlich, Kunz, Streich, Gedda, Köth, Jurinac ou Schwarzkopf à la fête.

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Massenet: Manon (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Massenet: Manon (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón - Massenet: Manon (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 158 min | 43,2 Gb
Audio1: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 24-bit | Audio3: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 158 min | 9,19 Gb
Audio: Français / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese

International superstars Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón give inspired performances in Massenet's passionate opera, Manon. Netrebko gives full range to her abilities as a singer and actress in portraying innocence, lust, greed and, above all, beauty. It is Netrebko's mesmerizing performance which makes Villazón's youthful passion and ultimate despair even more authentic and heart-breaking. The setting in this production has been updated to the 1950s and the entire opera takes place as if Manon were the star of her own film. Indeed, Netrebko transforms her character from the innocence of Audrey Hepburn through the voluptuousness of Marilyn Monroe into the tragedy of Ingrid Bergman. The work of director Vincent Paterson, known for his work on Broadway and in music videos, is especially effective in creating an energetic and ultimately tragic performance with stunning visual splendor. Netrebko and Villazón, the true dream-team for this opera, are joined by the conductor Daniel Barenboim who leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in a spontaneous and passionate performance.

Baiba Skride, City of Birmingham SO, Andris Nelsons - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir Russe (2008) [Re-Up]

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Baiba Skride, City of Birmingham SO, Andris Nelsons - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir Russe (2008) [Re-Up]

Baiba Skride (violin) - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir Russe (2008)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697214232 | Time: 01:07:47

Latvian violinist Baiba Skride proffers a collection of works for violin and orchestra by Tchaikovsky, the composer for which she feels the greatest affinity. Featuring the Violin Concerto, the album also includes Skride's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's triptych Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42 in this rarely-heard version for violin and orchestra. She completes her musical souvenir album of the great Russian composer with two pieces from Swan Lake.