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Les Adieux - Kammermusik der Bach-Söhne / Chamber Music by the Bach Sons (1990)

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Les Adieux - Kammermusik der Bach-Söhne / Chamber Music by the Bach Sons (1990)

Les Adieux - Kammermusik der Bach-Söhne / Chamber Music by the Bach Sons (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 434 Mb | Total time: 66:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # RD 77250 | Recorded: 1989

That Johann Sebastian Bach had created his unbelievable compositional skills passed on to his sons as well the baroque ensemble Les Adieux shows with recordings of chamber music works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach and Johann Christian Bach.

Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs

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Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs

Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 266 Mb | Scans ~ 27 Mb
Label: Sony Classical | # 88985351432 | Time: 01:56:07
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary

An album the majority of whose contents consists of harp arrangements of music by Philip Glass might seem a bit arcane for a major label, but it seems that Sony knows what it is doing here. The Glass Effect double album is one of those releases that succeed on two different levels, an explicit one and one that, although not mentioned, is perhaps even more important. The former level here is the one denoted by the title, as Meijer picks up the rather neglected theme of Philip Glass' influence by offering, on disc two, a group of works by younger composers who follow Glass in varying degrees but who, it's safe to say, wouldn't have the styles they do without Glass having gone before. Much of the album consists of arrangements by Meijer herself, and these include, at the end, a remix of music from Koyaanisqatsi that's delightful and would be spoiled by description. But there's also solo harp music: sample the Suite for Harp by progressive rock musician Bryce Dessner, who certainly seems to have absorbed Glass' style far enough to make it his own.

Timothy Ridout, Frank Dupree, James Baillieu - A Lionel Tertis Celebration (2024)

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Timothy Ridout, Frank Dupree, James Baillieu - A Lionel Tertis Celebration (2024)

Timothy Ridout, Frank Dupree, James Baillieu - A Lionel Tertis Celebration (2024)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 486 Mb | Total time: 02:08:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 905376.77 | Recorded: 2023

Lionel Tertis (1876-1975), a great genius of the viola, is little known to today's public. Timothy Ridout pays tribute to this key figure in his instrument's history with a flamboyant program featuring music by Tertis's friends, teachers and students alongside some of his own original works and transcriptions. A marvelous musical journey, rich in discoveries.

Explorer Set - French Edition [10CDs] (2024)

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Explorer Set - French Edition [10CDs] (2024)

Explorer Set - French Edition: Chaminade, Alkan, Dukas, Vierne, Roussel, Dupont, Hahn, Godard, d'Indy, Magnard, Dutilleux (2024)
XLD| FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.93 Gb | Total time: 11:46:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Piano Classics | # PCL10307 | Recorded: 2012-2023

The second Piano Classics Explorer 10-CD set offers a wide range of rarely heard French piano repertoire.
The Piano Classics Explorer series offers valuable and attractively themed collections from its catalogue. Piano Classics was the first label to exclusively devote itself to piano music. Since its founding in 2010 it has released countless extraordinary recordings, presenting many repertoire rarities and amazing young pianists. The press has always been enthusiastic about the label’s releases and has showered many 5-star and Editor’s Choices on them.

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [10CDs] (2016)

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Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [10CDs] (2016)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [10CDs] (2016)
XLD| FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.38 Gb | Total time: 11:08:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 6277 | Recorded: 1957-1990

In this edition Deutsche Grammophon brings together for the first time all the performances by pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli that have appeared on the "Yellow Label" as well as the legendary early recordings of Beethoven and Scarlatti made for DECCA. Excellent documentation includes numerous rare photographs and a new appreciation of the enigmatic pianist by DG producer, conductor and longtime Michelangeli collaborator Cord Garben.

Tzu-Yu Yang, The Van Swietens & Thibault Back de Surany - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4 (2024)

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Tzu-Yu Yang, The Van Swietens & Thibault Back de Surany - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4 (2024)

Tzu-Yu Yang, The Van Swietens & Thibault Back de Surany - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 297 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:55
Classical | Label: IBS Classical

Beethoven Piano Concertos are amongst the most often performed and recorded works in the repertoire. However, the arrangement for string orchestra by Vincenz Lachner is a surprisingly rare find in recording history, even more so on period instruments.

John Williams - The Guitarist John Williams (1998)

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John Williams - The Guitarist John Williams (1998)

John Williams - The Guitarist John Williams (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Guitar | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 60586 | Time: 01:03:01

Music both old and new, but all of it inspired by the timeless modal harmony of medieval and Mediterranean cultures: this is the subject of John Williams's brilliant guitar disc for Sony, which also features his debut as a composer. The main work is his own "Aeolian Suite" for guitar and chamber orchestra, based on both original and 14th-century tunes (one of which, the "Saltarello," appeared on early-music pioneer David Munrow's disc called Instruments of the Middle Ages). The suite is a lovely piece of writing, deftly composed, and neither tacky nor pretentious. It's paired with an inspired assortment of spiritually related but diverse arrangements and original pieces by Satie, Theodorakis, Domeniconi, and an emotionally intense four-movement work called "Stélé," by Australian composer Phillip Houghton. Naturally, Williams performs each piece expertly, but most important, he makes his instrument sing, and that's just what the music demands. Simply super.

Peltomaa Fraanje Perkola - Komorebi (2023)

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Peltomaa Fraanje Perkola - Komorebi (2023)

Peltomaa Fraanje Perkola - Komorebi (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 215 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:54:29
Classical, Vocal | Label: Fuga Libera

How do you describe a feeling, an atmosphere, a memory? How do you reach a state, a space without words? Trio Peltomaa Fraanje Perkola explores unworldly states in their newly created album komorebi, combining their original compositions and improvisations with inspiration from medieval chant and Finnish poetry. A word that cannot be transcribed, Komorebi refers to three Japanese words:木(ko),漏れ(more), and日(bi) with no straightforward translation. It can be described as “to the sunlight shining through the trees”. It beautifully captures the interplay of the aesthetics between the light and the leaves, and the shape of nature’s most profound earthly existence.

Paul Tortelier & Jean Hubeau - Fauré: Élégie & Cello Sonatas (Remastered) (1962/2024)

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Paul Tortelier & Jean Hubeau - Fauré: Élégie & Cello Sonatas (Remastered) (1962/2024)

Paul Tortelier & Jean Hubeau - Fauré: Élégie & Cello Sonatas (Remastered) (1962/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 228 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb | 00:44:09
Classical | Label: Alexandre Bak - Classical Music Reference Recording

Fauré’s two cello sonatas are compact, beautifully written works whose musical language, with its many subtle changes of tonality and gift for melody, has been described as conveying ‘the power of tranquil thought’. Written in the summer of 1917, during the First World War, the neglected First Sonata begins with a troubled Allegro, followed by an eloquent Andante and a sparkling Finale. The C minor Andante of the Second Sonata has its origin in a Chant funèbre commissioned for the celebration in May 1921 of the centenary of the death of Napoleon.

Orchestra of the Music Makers & Tzelaw Chan - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op.64 (Live) (2024)

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Orchestra of the Music Makers & Tzelaw Chan - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op.64 (Live) (2024)

Orchestra of the Music Makers & Tzelaw Chan - Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op.64 (Live) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 225 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 117 Mb | 00:49:56
Classical | Label: IAN Records

Experience Singapore's Orchestra of the Music Makers soar through Strauss's majestic "An Alpine Symphony". With its epic sweep and grandeur and compelling drama, there has rarely been such a spine-tingling and vivid depiction of nature as found in Richard Strauss’s magnificent tone poem, An Alpine Symphony. Calling for gargantuan orchestral forces, this lavishly illustrated journey is Strauss’s crowning orchestral achievement. Using a vast musical canvas packed with vivid and exquisite details, it’s a bold, optimistic and passionate work, unleashing ecstatic blazes of orchestral colour alongside moments of awestruck contemplation in a continuous narrative of 22 sections, which Strauss threads together with his usual mastery and aplomb.

John Pritchard, Raymond Leppard - Claudio Monteverdi: L' incoronazione di Poppea & Madrigals (2000)

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John Pritchard, Raymond Leppard - Claudio Monteverdi: L' incoronazione di Poppea & Madrigals (2000)

John Pritchard, Raymond Leppard - Claudio Monteverdi: L' incoronazione di Poppea & Madrigals (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 641 Mb | Total time: 72:49+69:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 73842 2 | Recorded: 1963, 1967

This performance from the 1950s sounds surprising after decades of authentic performance. The instruments are modern, the forces large and the style of singing rich, full and almost romantic. Yet the effect is electrifying. All the performers sing with such conviction that this Poppea moved me and it makes some authentic performances sound thin and academic by comparison.

Janet Baker, Raymond Leppard, English Chamber Orchestra - Christoph Willibald Gluck: Opera Arias (1989)

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Janet Baker, Raymond Leppard, English Chamber Orchestra - Christoph Willibald Gluck: Opera Arias (1989)

Janet Baker, Raymond Leppard, English Chamber Orchestra - Christoph Willibald Gluck: Opera Arias (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 53:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips ‎| # 422 950-2 | Recorded: 1975

This is a stunning album for fans of Gluck, Janet Baker or just opera in general. 13 glorious arias from 7 of Gluck's operas comprise an album you'll not neglect to listen to repeatedly! Sung in French and Italian, mezzo-soprano Janet Baker gives an unforgettable performance. Divinities Of The Styx from Alceste delights the ear and is a great highlight on this album. Also the opener "The Perfidious Renaud Eludes Me" from Armide also is not to be missed. Raymond Leppard and the English Chamber Orchestra are top notch too.

Truls Mørk, Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concertos (2011)

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Truls Mørk, Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concertos (2011)

Truls Mørk, Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Cello Concertos (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & no Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 68:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 6944920 8 | Recorded: 2008

Cellist Truls Mørk’s profound sensitivity to musical style is once again evident as he and Les Violons du Roy, under their director Bernard Labadie, bring modern instruments and 18th century sensibilities to the cello concertos of Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach (third son of Johann Sebastian), in performances that give us ‘the best of both worlds’.

Arnaldo Cohen, John Neschling, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo - Liszt: Totentanz, Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2007)

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Arnaldo Cohen, John Neschling, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo - Liszt: Totentanz, Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2007)

Arnaldo Cohen, John Neschling, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo - Franz Liszt: Totentanz, Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 211 Mb | Total time: 57:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BC 226 | Recorded: 2005

The vast majority of Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen's discography is devoted to the music of Franz Liszt. There is good reason for this; his technique and approach to the instrument seem especially suited for the demands Liszt makes of pianists, from extreme subtlety and introspection to the bravura, ostentatious displays of power and virtuosity. Cohen delivers all of this with remarkable clarity.

Asmik Grigorian, Markus Hinterhäuser, Mikko Franck - Laws of Solitude. Strauss: Four Last Songs (2024)

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Asmik Grigorian, Markus Hinterhäuser, Mikko Franck - Laws of Solitude. Strauss: Four Last Songs (2024)

Asmik Grigorian, Markus Hinterhäuser, Mikko Franck, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Laws of Solitude. Strauss: Four Last Songs (2024)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 191 Mb | Total time: 44:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 1046 | Recorded: 2022, 2023

Singer Asmik Grigorian has chosen to record both versions of Richard Strauss's ultimate masterpiece, composed in 1948: the version with orchestra and the much rarer version with piano. Why? “Because “one” is never enough for me :)" writes Asmik. "My main interest in recording both versions was that they each require different colors - even if they are the same piece. Mikko Franck is one of the best conductors working today, and makes everything simple, like all the truly special things on this planet are. Markus Hinterhäuser is just a magician in everything he does. Making music with them makes me feel that I am not alone.”