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William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1 (1994)

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William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1 (1994)

William Bennett, Nicholas Daniel, James Campbell, Rachel Gough - French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.1: Debussy, Saint-Saëns (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:07:22 | 481 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cala Records | Catalog: 1017

For the first time, this collection brings together the complete woodwind chamber music of France's leading composers in the medium: Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Poulenc. In a set which evinces the now familiar Cala hallmark of creatively combining established treasures with enticing discoveries, including here four world première recordings. Volume One presents the works of Debussy and Saint-Saëns and Volume Two those of Ravel and Poulenc. Each volume contains two full-length CDs (well over two hours of music) for the price of one.

The Rare Fruits Council - Biber: Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa (1996)

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The Rare Fruits Council - Biber: Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa (1996)

The Rare Fruits Council - Biber: Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:39 | 458 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Astrée Auvidis ‎| Catalog: E 8572

This must be one of the most evocative, stylish and thoughtful interpretations of anything Biber ever wrote. From the moment it begins with its rich sonorous chords, we know we are in for a treat, and the Rare Fruits Council (what a glorious name!) never disappoints. Many people are well-acquainted with Biber's 'Mystery Sonatas', but these delicious pieces are not quite so familiar. Treat yourself to any available copy - and hope for a reissue from Astree of this version - because if you like the composer, if you like early baroque music, and if you like your playing vigorous, intense, and full of rich harmony and energy, this is for you.

Evan Johnson, Loretta O'Sullivan, Eric Milnes - Biber: The Fifteen “Mystery” Sonatas & The Passacaglia for Solo Violin (1987)

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Evan Johnson, Loretta O'Sullivan, Eric Milnes - Biber: The Fifteen “Mystery” Sonatas & The Passacaglia for Solo Violin (1987)

Evan Johnson, Loretta O'Sullivan, Eric Milnes - Biber: The Fifteen “Mystery” Sonatas & The Passacaglia for Solo Violin (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:25 | 631 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newport Classic | Catalog: NC600345

Heinrich Biber was a giant of the Baroque violin. Just as the electric guitar has become the instrument of "the people" during the late 20th century, so the violin was for the Baroque period. The older family of viols was a mainstay of the aristocracy, while the lighter and louder violin came to embody the voice of the people, and subsequently of the courts. Heinrich Biber was Austrian, but was inspired by the Italian style of fantastic, wild improvisatory playing, and had a lifestyle to match.

Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)

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Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto; Concerto Grosso No.1 (2014)
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki
Michel Lethiec, clarinet; Łukasz Długosz, flute; Arto Noras, cello;
Bartosz Koziak, cello; Rafał Kwiatkowski, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: DUX | # DUX 1186 | Time: 01:17:05

The instrumental concerto occupies a very prominent place in the music of Krzysztof Penderecki. This fact is related to the great life force exhibited by this genre in twentieth century and in contemporary music. It is stimulated by commissions from virtuosos and by audience expectations; also favourable is the composers’ flexibility in approaching the form, whose chief idea continues to be the juxtaposition of the solo instrument and the orchestra. The violin and viola works presented on this CD are not only interesting, concrete realizations of the concertare idea in Penderecki’s music, but also examples of this composer’s sonic language and style in the period of his creativity which Mieczyslaw Tomaszewski called a "time of dialogue with the regained past".

Polish Radio Choir, Helena Bregar & Vaclovas Augustinas - Szymon Godziemba-Trytek: Choral Works (2020)

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Polish Radio Choir, Helena Bregar & Vaclovas Augustinas - Szymon Godziemba-Trytek: Choral Works (2020)

Polish Radio Choir, Helena Bregar & Vaclovas Augustinas - Szymon Godziemba-Trytek: Choral Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 257 MB | Tracks: 12 | 59:19 min
Style: Classical | Label: DUX

The new album of the Polish Radio Choir, led by Lithuanian conductor Vaclovas Augustinas, is dedicated to the sacred music particularly close to composer Szymon Godziemba-Trytek.
Music touching the sphere of the sacred, interpreted as an intimate confession of the composer's faith, can also be the result of the creator's facing the quest for answers to eternal questions about mystery and sense of being, the first cause (or maybe even the First Cause) of existence.

V.A. - Classics for Relaxation (10CD Box Set, 2008)

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V.A. - Classics for Relaxation (10CD Box Set, 2008)

V.A. - Classics for Relaxation (10CD Box Set, 2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (*tracks, covers) | Run Time: 10:36:04 | 2,51 Gb | Covers 1,28 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Madacy Special Mkts

Never aging and always giving peace and pleasure … A magical combination of notes, Great sorcerers … Here is the music that sounds in this release, presented to us by Madacy Special Mkts, giving you the opportunity to once again join with a beautiful, in a kind of selection, seemed to have long been familiar to all of us, works …

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2010 (2011)

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Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2010 (2011)

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2010 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:59:47 | 1.1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5099907083624

Martha Argerich's involvement with chamber music has dominated the later part of her career, so it's easy to think of her name with the words "and friends" tacked on, and to visualize the large and diverse retinue of famous musicians who have recorded with her. This triple-disc box set from EMI Classics presents live recordings from the 2010 Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, several of them collaborations with Argerich, notably in works by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, and Béla Bartók, as well as a performance of Frédéric Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, where she is the featured soloist with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

Miguel Baselga - Manuel de Falla: The Complete Solo Piano Music (1996)

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Miguel Baselga - Manuel de Falla: The Complete Solo Piano Music (1996)

Miguel Baselga - Manuel de Falla: The Complete Solo Piano Music (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-773 | Time: 01:17:30

Playing Falla in date order makes an odd-shaped recital: the tail is at the front. But it gives a graphic portrait of an explorer. The Spanish presence steadily insinuates itself until it grows fiercely concentrated, finally almost aphoristic. Baselga, an individual pianist in this very personal music, plays the Piezas españolas intensely, with plenty of staccato and a free pulse, scorning easy charm to find strength. In the stupendous Fantasía bética he lets the rhythms take hold gradually and locates the full gypsy-like restlessness of the ultra-ornamented melody at the centre. His ear for balance and virtuoso control of pace are compelling, but short of the ultimate physical exultation. Around these peaks he browses rewardingly, with more warmth and more pedal for the early pieces, relieving the often dry piano tone. It’s the mature and late works that awaken his interest most, and these include the quirkiest of them. Imagine the ‘Song of the Volga Boatmen’ in the style of Pictures at an Exhibition and you’re halfway there: an improbable political commission that Falla met at full power.

Karel Ančerl, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvořák: Requiem (1997)

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Karel Ančerl, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvořák: Requiem (1997)

Karel Ančerl, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Dvořák: Requiem (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:54:09 | 571 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 453073

This is an excellent rendition of Dvorjak's Requiem. The Choral group have excellent diction and are sensitive to the light and shade required to bring our the meaning of the words. The Orchestra too contributes to the unity of the work. The Soloists are first class with beautiful voices. the conductor is to be congratulated for his skill in bring the three sections-chorus, soloists and orchestra-together to effectively recreate this wonderful work.

Fibonacci Sequence - Bassoon: Weber, Sauguet, Ibert, Jacob, Mozart (2005)

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Fibonacci Sequence - Bassoon: Weber, Sauguet, Ibert, Jacob, Mozart (2005)

Fibonacci Sequence - Bassoon: Weber, Sauguet, Ibert, Jacob, Mozart (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:19 | 225 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deux-Elles | Catalog: 1104

The only out-and-out solo piece is Weber's Andante and Hungarian Rondo… Skinner makes a beautiful sound in the expressive Andante, and hurtles effectively through the virtuoso coda… even if you're not particularly a bassoon buff you'll find this a very enjoyable programme

Kate Lindsey, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Arianna (2020)

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Kate Lindsey, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Arianna (2020)

Kate Lindsey, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Arianna (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 353 MB | Tracks: 19 | 72:02 min
Style: Classical | Label: Alpha

Several composers have written music inspired by the story of Arianna (also commonly known as Ariadne) abandoned by Theseus on the island of Naxos. The American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, lauded for her intelligent and luminous singing, chose to illustrate this story by means of three composers: Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel and Haydn and with the help of the Arcangelo ensemble, founded by harpsichordist and organist Jonathan Cohen. The archetype of the woman abandoned, the character of Arianna offers composers and performers alike vast expressive possibilities for an audience always eager to identify themselves with the scarred heroine.

Various Composers - Psycho: The Essential Alfred Hitchcock (1999) [Re-Up]

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Various Composers - Psycho: The Essential Alfred Hitchcock (1999) [Re-Up]

Various Composers - Psycho: The Essential Alfred Hitchcock (1999)
The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Paul Bateman

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 775 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 318 Mb | Scans ~ 74 Mb
Soundtracks, Score, Classical | Label: Silva Screen | # FILMXCD 320 | Time: 02:12:47

Silva Screen Records present earlier composers who were masters of music on Hitchcock films, and later films with Bernard Herrmann on the second CD. The "CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA" is Miklos Rozsa's haunting theme which lasts over nine minutes is something from heaven. "STRANGERS ON THE TRAIN" the Dimitri Tiomkin contribution is also an outstanding track which can move the unmoveable with the heart-racing pounding sounds that the two composers generate. Both composers Rozsa and Tiomkin have a list of accomplishments a mile long, but to hear their music on a Hitchcock film is pure geneious in film making and scoring.

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2006 (2007)

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Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2006 (2007)

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2006 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:23:31 | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 89241

All too often, chamber music collaborations between established, accomplished soloists do not yield favorable results. Merely putting together virtuosic musicians does not mean they will play well together. Such is not the case with this recording of Martha Argerich's 2006 festival in Lugano. This album represents an amazing synthesis of well-known artists, musicians just coming into their own fame, as well as compositions ranging from standard repertoire to rarely heard works. Argerich's decision to include violinist Renaud Capuçon and brother Gautier Capuçon was wise indeed, as their energetic and fiendishly virtuosic playing is nearly enough to carry the CD on its own.

Claudio Abbado - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1998)

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Claudio Abbado - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1998)

Claudio Abbado - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:16:16| 579 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 692-2

This is the Verdi opera that separates the casual admirer from the dyed-in-the-wool devotee. Once you put on this recording and listen half way through, you will feel that you have died and gone to Verdi Heaven, and you know what - for all intents and purposes, you have! A strong, strong story…a score that gets better by the minute…a cast and conductor to die for…it is truly a Masterpiece. This is It! This is Opera! Unfortunately, none of us in our lifetime will ever see on stage a company like this one. Cappuccilli, Mirella Freni, Ghiaurov, Jose Carreras…van Dam, Foiani, Savastano conducted by Claudio Abbado. Simply Awesome!

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2007 (2008)

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Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2007 (2008)

Martha Argerich - Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2007 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:27:14 | 940 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5390858

Martha Argerich's annual appearances at the Lugano Festival are highly sought after by her fans. Featuring the Argentinean pianist plus any number of her friends and protégés in a huge range of repertoire, the performances are as enjoyable as they are unusual and as thrilling as they are insightful. EMI began releasing three-disc sets containing a selection of the Lugano Festival's finest performances in 2002. In this set from the 2007 festival, Argerich is joined by such old friends as cellist Mischa Maisky and violinist Renaud Capuçon and by such recent protégés as pianists Nicholas Angelich and Gabriela Montero in works that range from Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 4 through Glinka's Grand Sextet to Lutoslawski's Variations on a Theme of Paganini.