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Mitzy Meyerson - Duphly: Pièces pour Clavecin (1986)

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Mitzy Meyerson - Duphly: Pièces pour Clavecin (1986)

Mitzy Meyerson - Duphly: Pièces pour Clavecin (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:25 | 347 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Gaudeamus | Catalog: GAU 108

Jacques Duphly is best known to harpsichordists for the four collections of harpsichord pieces he published in Paris between 1744 and 1768. These are spirited and pungent works, finely crafted in the tradition of Francois Couperin (in the Rondeau in D minor Duphly pays homage to Les Barricades mysterieuses) and emboldened by the manner of the Forquerays (in La Felix as well as La Forqueray). Mitzi Meyerson understands and relishes this music, with its beguiling sequences: her performances are arresting and delightfully unpredictable.

Rob MacKillop - Oswald: Twelve Divertimentos for the Guittar (1759) (2001)

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Rob MacKillop - Oswald: Twelve Divertimentos for the Guittar (1759) (2001)

Rob MacKillop - Oswald: Twelve Divertimentos for the Guittar (1759) (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:15 | 272 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Gaudeamus | Catalog: CD GAU 221

When reviewing music by a composer that is new to me I make it a policy not to read the inlay notes of the disc so as not to come to any preconceived attitudes regarding the music. So my first impressions of these "Twelve Divertimentis" by James Oswald played by Rob Mackillop on a 18th century wire-strung guitar was that of the composer not having a formal musical education but of a simple but talented minstrel perhaps from Scotland or Ireland who, given the rustic feel of his music, with its dance like movements, was employed to provide the music for local village dances.

Alexander Korneyev - G.F. Handel, F. Schubert & W.A. Mozart: Works For Flute (2006)

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Alexander Korneyev - G.F. Handel, F. Schubert & W.A. Mozart: Works For Flute (2006)

Alexander Korneyev (flute) - Handel, Schubert & Mozart: Works For Flute (2006)
Emil Gilels, piano; Dmitry Tsiganov, violin; Fyodor Druzhinin, viola; Sergey Shirinsky, cello
Olga Erdeli, harp; Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Rudolph Barshai, conductor

EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01015 | 01:12:38

Melodiya presents recordings by Alexander Korneyev, (1930-2010) was an outstanding flutist, People's Artist of the RSFSR and laureate of the State Prize of Russia. A world famous soloist, Korneyev won recognition primarily as a concert musician. He has performed with well-known Russian musicians such as Lev Oborin, Ivan Kozlovsky, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Mstislav Rostropovich and the Beethoven Quartet. A soloist of the Large Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio for many years, he played under the leadership of some of the most prominent maestros and at times performed as a symphony and chamber conductor himself. Also, he realized performing versions of a number of flute compositions.

The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 (2017) 2CDs

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The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 (2017) 2CDs

The London Haydn Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets Opp 54 & 55 (2017) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 750 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 355 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68160 | Time: 02:33:13

Haydn wrote the six quartets of Opp 54 and 55 in 1788, by now a celebrated composer across Europe and still opera Kapellmeister at Esterházy. These period instrument players, whose very name declares their affinity for Haydn, excel in the latest in their Hyperion series. Ever spry in fast movements, faultless in dexterity and intonation, they find a special warmth of feeling in the slower moments: the songful Adagio Cantabile of Op 55 No 1, the puzzling, melancholy Andante of Op 55 No 2, the dark, hymn-like first bars of Op 54 No 2’s Adagio, out of which the violin soars in almost improvised, bluesy reverie. Too many pleasures to enumerate. Try for yourself.

Tasmin Little & John Lenehan - Partners in Time: From Bach to Bartok (2009)

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Tasmin Little & John Lenehan - Partners in Time: From Bach to Bartok (2009)

Tasmin Little & John Lenehan - Partners in Time: From Bach to Bartók (2009)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edvard Grieg
Fritz Kreisler, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Béla Bartók

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1744 | Time: 01:09:40

Tasmin Little has been a leading light on the British and international music scene for close to two decades. Her flourishing career includes numerous television broadcasts and appearances at the BBC Proms and continues to take her to major orchestras in every continent around the world. Empowered by a vision to reach new audiences she devised Partners in Time – a disc of works for violin and piano illustrating the chronological development of the relationship between the two instruments and the ways that composers have fallen in love with, and responded to, this partnership. Tasmin’s partner on this journey through musical history is the eminent British pianist John Lenehan whose performances and recordings have been acclaimed throughout the world.

Alec Frank-Gemmill & Alasdair Beatson - A Noble and Melancholy Instrument (2017)

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Alec Frank-Gemmill & Alasdair Beatson - A Noble and Melancholy Instrument (2017)

Alec Frank-Gemmill & Alasdair Beatson - A Noble and Melancholy Instrument (2017)
Music for horns and pianos of the 19th century

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-2228 SACD | Time: 01:05:56

The 19th century saw huge developments in the design of many musical instruments. In some cases changes were adopted more or less universally: the fortepiano that Mozart knew, a five-octave instrument constructed entirely of wood, had by around 1900 grown into the modern grand piano with over seven octaves and a cast-iron frame. With other instruments, progress was less streamlined. As late as 1865, the natural, valveless horn of Beethoven's time remained the instrument of choice for Brahms when he wrote his famous Horn Trio, and when valves began to be introduced, makers and musicians in Germany, France and Vienna favoured different solutions, offering different results in terms of sound and requiring different playing techniques. The present disc is a unique combination of recital and history lesson, with a young British team performing music from between 1800 and 1942 on no less than eight different historic instruments: four horns and four pianos.

Fabio Maestri, Orchestre del Teatro di San Carlo Napoli - Paisiello: L'Osteria di Marechiaro [2006/2001]

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Fabio Maestri, Orchestre del Teatro di San Carlo Napoli - Paisiello: L'Osteria di Marechiaro [2006/2001]

Fabio Maestri, Orchestre del Teatro di San Carlo Napoli - Paisiello: L'Osteria di Marechiaro [2006/2001]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.27 Gb (DVD9) | 163 min
Classical | Hardy | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Japanese

Giovanni Paisiello (1741-1816) was famous for his comic operas. This production of Paisiello’s rarely heard opera L’Osteria di Marechiaro was taped live at the Teatro Vincenzo Bellini in Naples in 2001. The cast of young singers brings this frothy operatic entertainment vividly to life. The libretto is by Francesco Cerlone and revised by Roberto De Simone.

Paolo Giacometti, Riko Fukuda - Eberl: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Op.45; Sonatas for Piano Four Hands (2018)

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Paolo Giacometti, Riko Fukuda - Eberl: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Op.45; Sonatas for Piano Four Hands (2018)

Paolo Giacometti, Riko Fukuda - Eberl: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Op.45; Sonatas for Piano Four Hands (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:20 | 208 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: cpo777733-2

The two concertos are distinguished by their classical musical language rich in ideas and their colourful instrumentation. Eberl's music radiates with a lightness similar to that of Mozart, which is why the later confusion about the authorship of their works comes as no surprise. The piano part has a glistening and brilliant sound, while the orchestra forms a richly instrumented accompaniment. The melodic invention and harmonic structure are of timeless beauty.'

Alexei Sultanov: Live Performances from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (2007)

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Alexei Sultanov: Live Performances from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (2007)

Alexei Sultanov: Live Performances from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (2007)
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Scriabin, Prokofiev

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 1001194 | Time: 01:13:17

A compelling performance… "Recorded live in the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory at the 1st and 2nd rounds of the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition" in June 1998… by one of the era's most talented musicians. In his too-short life and altogether too-brief career, Mr. Sultanov engendered controversy and conflict in the music world with his take-no-prisoners style that demanded complete surrender, enchanting many and offending others, and, as a result, he was unfairly denied the acclaim and honors for which he strove, which he had every right to expect from us, and which he so richly deserved. In every performance (now, alas, recorded only), he offers a precious gift, as if to say, each time, "Here, take it, it's yours." Those who acknowledge and accept the gift are blessed by a new and greater understanding of what they hear, as though for the first time.

Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin - Friedrich Der Grosse 1712-2012: Music for the Berlin Court (2012)

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Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin - Friedrich Der Grosse 1712-2012: Music for the Berlin Court (2012)

Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin - Friedrich Der Grosse 1712-2012: Music for the Berlin Court: J.G.Graun, Nichelmann, Friedrich II, C.P.E.Bach (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 340 Mb | Total time: 73:25 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902132 | Recorded: 2011

The year 2012 marks the tercentenary of the birth of Frederick the Great, whose political and military glory has often relegated his musical talent to the status of a mere hobby. But Frederick II was not only the key personality of Berlin musical life for the whole of the 18th century – as is shown by the works of the composers presented on this CD, all of whom worked at his court at some point in their careers – but also an excellent flautist who left posterity a number of fine flute sonatas from his own pen.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano: Shakespeare Songs (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:06:54
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295944735

Grammy® Award winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Together they have produced award-winning recordings and played sold out concert halls all over the world to huge critical acclaim. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Shakespeare’s peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired countless composers, from those who set the Bard’s verse during his lifetime to musicians as diverse as Britten, Finzi, Korngold and Stravinsky.

Klára Würtz, Prima la musica, Dirk Vermeulen - Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 467 & K. 271 (2010)

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Klára Würtz, Prima la musica, Dirk Vermeulen - Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 467 & K. 271 (2010)

Klára Würtz, Prima la musica, Dirk Vermeulen - Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 467 & K. 271 (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 244 MB | 56:46
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics

If you can tolerate Dirk Vermeulen’s rigidly vibrato-less strings versus winds and brass that play with far more color, expression, and, yes, a smidgen of vibrato, it is worth the effort for pianist Klára Würtz’s incandescent handling of the Mozart K. 271 and K. 467 concertos’ solo parts. She consistently shapes echoed phrases with contrast and character, and creates appropriate vocal-inspired tension in the slow-movement melodies’ wide interval leaps.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, The Zurich Opera Orchestra - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2002)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, The Zurich Opera Orchestra - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2002)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2002)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 197 min | 7,41+6,46 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1996

Though Harnoncourt may be a little over-cautious, what's lost in joie de vivre is gained in clarity and nuance. Similarly, the singers have plenty of space to enunciate and cherish every rolling phrase. Although Carlos Chausson makes an appealing everyman character as Figaro, he and everyone else must perform (sometimes literally) in Rodney Gilfry's domineering shadow. Gilfry's Alamaviva is a swaggering counterpart to his Don Giovanni, with the same almost overwhelming sexual presence and charisma; no wonder, then, that Eva Mei's Countess is so jealous, or that Isabel Rey's Susanna seems genuinely attracted despite her better judgment. The ensemble cast are uniformly delightful and, unusually, are all good actors: when the Count and Countess squabble, Gilfry and Mei really work themselves into a fine passion.
– Mark Walker

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Salieri: Les Horaces (2018)

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Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Salieri: Les Horaces (2018)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Salieri: Les Horaces (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 467 Mb | Total time: 53:33+30:10 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Aparte | # AP185 | Recorded: 2016

Christophe Rousset and his Talens Lyriques release the first world recording of Antonio Salieri’s Les Horaces, which they recreated at Versailles in 2016!
To bring this score to life again, Christophe Rousset gathers a dream vocal cast: tenor Cyrille Dubois, Judith van Wanroij, Julien Dran or Jean-Sebastien Bou embody the fate of the characters inspired by the fratricidal struggle of Horatius and Curiatius in Ancient Rome, dramatically revived by an already romantic Salieri in his musical boldness. Fights, vows and great crowd scenes, the tears heroine Camilla, the Curiatius’ dilemma, or the implacable determination of old Horatius offer intense and original drama.

Kristóf Baráti, Klára Würtz - Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas (2012)

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Kristóf Baráti, Klára Würtz - Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas (2012)

Kristóf Baráti, Klára Würtz - Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 848 MB | 03:33:48
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics

In issue 33:2 and again in 34:1, Robert Maxham reviewed new releases by a young, Hungarian violinist named Kristóf Baráti. That first entry, a review of Baráti performing Paganini’s First and Second concertos, earned Maxham’s strong recommendation. A year later, the second entry, a review of Baráti performing Bach’s complete Unaccompanied Violin Sonatas and Partitas, earned Maxham’s urgent recommendation.