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La Note Brève & Simon Gallot - Pierre Colin, Trésor oublié de la Renaissance (2022)

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La Note Brève & Simon Gallot - Pierre Colin, Trésor oublié de la Renaissance (2022)

La Note Brève & Simon Gallot - Pierre Colin, Trésor oublié de la Renaissance (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 57:22 | 288 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Paraty

Pierre Colin, a great unknown. The archives of the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna contain a large folio (Bol SP A 48) devoted to masses that were clearly used frequently in the cathedral. Composers are not credited, but a study of the source shows that there are more works by Pierre Colin than by any other composer; four of his masses were copied here for use in the cathedral during the third quarter of the 16th century. The same is true of the archives of the cathedrals of Treviso, Toledo and even Guatemala City, which possess manuscript copies taken from printed originals of the masses and motets of a composer who seems to have spent his entire musical career in the Burgundian city of Autun. Who is this composer? How does one account for such success? How did he fit into the musical world of his day? What is distinctive about his style? These are questions we will try to answer in order to shed light on some of the works presented here.

Kivie Cahn-Lipman - Sumna (2022)

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Kivie Cahn-Lipman - Sumna (2022)

Kivie Cahn-Lipman - Sumna (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 1:14:10 | 319 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: New Focus Recordings

Sumna is the third solo album of Kivie Cahn-Lipman (founding cellist of the International Contemporary Ensemble, founder of baroque band ACRONYM and HiP Scottish ensemble Makaris, and co-founder of viol consorts LeStrange and Science Ficta). Here he offers first recordings of new cello solos written for him by Daijana Wallace, Édgar Guzmán, and Vincent Calianno, along with a modern classic by Caroline Shaw and a multitracked cello octet by Kaija Saariaho. Cahn-Lipman's passion for early music emerges both in the opening track (a fresh take on HIF Biber's solo violin Passacaglia, a seventeenth-century masterpiece), and the title track (a commission from Mario Diaz de Leon for unaccompanied viola da gamba).

Rachel Speirs, Linda Merrick, John Turner, Peter Lawson, Victoria String Quartet - The Fabulous Sir John (2022)

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Rachel Speirs, Linda Merrick, John Turner, Peter Lawson, Victoria String Quartet - The Fabulous Sir John (2022)

Rachel Speirs, Linda Merrick, John Turner, Peter Lawson, Victoria String Quartet - The Fabulous Sir John (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 1:05:40 | 269 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Divine Art

"Sir John Manduell (1928-2017) was a pivotal figure in British music – as composer, BBC producer, first principal of the Northern Royal College of Music and founder of the European Opera Centre. Beloved and revered by musicians, yet someone whose name is shamefully little known outside the music and broadcasting professions. This album is a sequel to ‘Songs for Sir John’ (DDA 25210) which in tribute to Sir John presented works by 16 composers from more than one generation. On this new album we present music by Sir John himself, and by William Alwyn, Michael Berkeley, Adam Gorb and Richard Stoker, all well crafted works which will give great enjoyment as well as perhaps inspiring musicians to add them to their repertoire. Even without the Manduell connection this is a wonderfully constructed program of new chamber and vocal music. The performers, like Sir John, are based in and around Manchester, England, which is a dynamic ‘hotspot’ for fine musical creativity.

Nicolas Altstaedt - Creation (2022)

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Nicolas Altstaedt - Creation (2022)

Nicolas Altstaedt - Creation (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 260 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 170 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:21
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Forty years have passed since Gidon Kremer created a little musical oasis in the Austrian town of Lockenhaus in 1981. The violinist’s open-minded attitude has left its mark on this event, which has become a must in the concert calendar, and the cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, who took up the torch in 2012, continues the same philosophy. For this fortieth anniversary, he has decided to call on composers who have come to Lockenhaus or had works performed there in the past ten years. Hence the programme contains two premieres – the cello concertos of Raphaël Merlin and Helena Winkelman – but also short pieces by Erkki-Sven Tüür, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lera Auerbach, Patkop, Maja Ratkje, Matan Porat, Kurt Schwertsik and Johannes Fischer. Musical postcards that celebrate the anniversary while foreshadowing the next forty years!

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.67 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.48 Gb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10720(3), 10798(3), 10925(3) | Time: 10:43:14

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s landmark series of Beethoven’s complete sonatas. Bavouzet has taken this programme to the most prestigious venues around the world and continues to perform it. Gramophone has nominated him several times for its Artist of the Year award, arguing that "Bavouzet’s chronological journey through the Beethoven sonatas has not been surpassed in the last 30 years. Yes, it’s that good."

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 12: Les jeux et les plaisirs (2022)

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Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 12: Les jeux et les plaisirs (2022)

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 12: Les jeux et les plaisirs (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 353 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 192 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:22:21
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

The twelfth volume in the Haydn2032 series, in which Giovanni Antonini conducts the Kammerorchester Basel, is devoted to ‘games and pleasures’. The symphonies recorded here, nos. 61, 66 and 69, were composed for the daily theatrical performances held at Eszterháza Palace in the spring of 1776. For Haydn they marked the end of a festive period, before he had to return to the serious business of writing operas. The ‘Toy Symphony’, attributed to Haydn for 200 years before it was discovered that it was in all probability composed by a Benedictine monk, completes the programme in a similarly light and cheerful atmosphere.

Jimin Oh-Havenith - Russian PianoForte (2022)

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Jimin Oh-Havenith - Russian PianoForte (2022)

Jimin Oh-Havenith - Russian PianoForte (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 228 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 Mb | 01:15:00
Classical | Label: audite Musikproduktion

Jimin Oh-Havenith’s fourth album for audite is dedicated to distinctive masterpieces of Russian piano music, including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and a selection of etudes and preludes by Scriabin and Rachmaninov.

Florian Deuter & Monica Waisman - Pocket Mozart (2022)

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Florian Deuter & Monica Waisman - Pocket Mozart (2022)

Florian Deuter & Monica Waisman - Pocket Mozart (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 320 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:55
Classical | Label: Accent

While today it is easy to listen to almost any piece at any time and in almost any place, before the invention of the record it was quite complicated: you had to go to a concert or to the opera or you played yourself… In the emerging bourgeoisie, arrangements of the most popular works in instrumentations suitable for chamber music were popular and, of course, Mozart's famous operas were at the top of the popularity scale. In many places, publishers set about transcribing Mozart's works for small and very small ensembles. The two violinists Florian Deuter and Mónica Waisman have found a whole series of such contemporary arrangements of Mozart's operas and piano sonatas in "pocket format" for violin duo, which bring the well-known melodies into the new form with much wit and finesse. In the process, the listener can grin and observe the reduction of the full sound and delve into delightful details of house music around 1800.

Alessandro Quarta, Dino De Palma and Gianna Fratta & Gianna Fratta - Sixteen Seasons (2022)

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Alessandro Quarta, Dino De Palma and Gianna Fratta & Gianna Fratta - Sixteen Seasons (2022)

Alessandro Quarta, Dino De Palma and Gianna Fratta & Gianna Fratta - Sixteen Seasons (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 679 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 347 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:29:13
Classical | Label: Arcana, Outhere Music

After its rediscovery in the second half of the 20th century, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has become so popular that it has become a model of inspiration for similar collections that have the same subject matter, use similar instrumental forces and, often, are commissioned to be played alongside the original. Issued in conjunction with the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Astor Piazzolla (4 July 1992), Sixteen Seasons brings together on disc for the first time the four most famous Four Seasons : hence alongside Vivaldi’s Italian concertos, also the Argentinian Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas of Piazzolla (in the version by Leonid Desyatnikov, a composer of Ukrainian origin), The American Four Seasons of Philip Glass, and the “Vivaldi recompositions” of British Max Richter. To guide us through these seasons – which are spread over different continents, climates and musical styles – is Concerto Mediterraneo, an ensemble made up of musicians from all over Italy and directed by Gianna Fratta, while the eclectic Alessandro Quarta shares the solo violin role with Dino De Palma. The liner notes by historian Alessandro Vanoli and meteorologist Luca Mercalli complete a project that also stands as a reflection on the profound relationship between man and the alternation of the seasons and the role played by climate change from Vivaldi’s day to the present.

Amelia Warner - Mr. Malcolm's List (2022)

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Amelia Warner - Mr. Malcolm's List (2022)

Amelia Warner - Mr. Malcolm's List (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 28:05 | 130 Mb
Genre: Classical Soundtrack / Label: Music.Film

Mr. Malcolm's List is a 2022 period drama directed by Emma Holly Jones and written by Suzanne Allain, based on her novel of the same name. The film was released in the United States and Canada on July 1, 2022. ABOUT AMELIA WARNER
Breakthrough neo-classical composer Amelia Warner is best known for her stunning soundtrack for the 2018 Irish-American film ‘Mary Shelley’, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and starring Elle Fanning. It won Amelia the ‘Breakthrough Composer of The Year’ at the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards in 2019, and a nomination in the ‘Discovery of the Year’ category at the World Soundtrack Awards.

Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici, Athestis Chorus - Benedetto Marcello: Requiem in the Venetian Manner (1999)

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Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici, Athestis Chorus - Benedetto Marcello: Requiem in the Venetian Manner (1999)

Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici, Athestis Chorus - Benedetto Marcello: Requiem in the Venetian Manner (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 63:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0637 | Recorded: 1998

Modern day recognition of the music of Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739) has been totally eclipsed by the music of Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741). If one looks back at Marcello's popularity in the first half of the 18th century in Venetian Music, you will find that he was considered to be one of the musical glories of Italy on a par with Palestrina and Pergolesi, and was referred to as the 'Noble Venetian'. He was admired for his skillful counterpoint, his masterly attention to the words of the text he set and the noble simplicity of his melodies. All of these attributes are present in this lovely and entertaining Requiem.

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Gielen, Sarah Leonard - Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi, I/17b & Other Works (2022)

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ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Gielen, Sarah Leonard - Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi, I/17b & Other Works (2022)

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Gielen, Sarah Leonard - Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi, I/17b & Other Works (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 58:34 | 225 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Orfeo

5th instalment of the Michael Gielen / ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna series on Orfeo. What makes Olivier Messiaen’s œuvre so special is, to a great extent, his ability to coalesce various influences, inspirations, and convictions into a wholly individual and perfectly coherent musical language. This includes the development of the modal harmonies of earlier centuries as much as it does an engagement with rhythms from non-European traditions. The wealth of colors in his works stems, in part, from Messiaen’s synaesthetic ability to perceive chords as various shapes and colors. As an enthusiastic ornithologist, he spent much time in nature, notating birdsong and then working those, in stylized form, into his compositions. But most importantly, Messiaen’s work is governed by his profound faith. Messiaen once said of himself that he didn’t primarily see himself as a composer but as an “ornithologist and rhythmist”. Captured in 1991 and 1996, remastered from original ORF archive tapes.

Loris Tjeknavorian, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Alexander Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (2004)

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Loris Tjeknavorian, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Alexander Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (2004)

Alexander Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (2004)
National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Loris Tjeknavorian

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 232 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | # 82876-62321-2 | Time: 01:18:58

Borodin’s First Symphony isn’t especially interesting, but his Second is a masterpiece, tightly constructed, brilliantly orchestrated, and tunefully delightful. It’s really the only work of its period to rank with the symphonies of Tchaikovsky (along with, possibly, Balakirev’s First), and Tjeknavorian’s performance of it, indeed of all three works, is outstanding. He doesn’t fuss with or manipulate tempos or textures, preferring instead to keep the music moving energetically and allowing the musicians of the National Philharmonic to inject as much color and vitality as possible. The scherzo flashes by like lightning, the slow movement is aptly seductive, and the finale dazzles. As I suggested, the other two works are less obviously successful, but the performances are no less adept. Produced by Charles Gerhardt, we can expect fine sonics, and that’s just what RCA delivers. In this music, you won’t find better.

Hans Zimmer - Showtime: Hans Zimmer (2022)

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Hans Zimmer - Showtime: Hans Zimmer (2022)

Hans Zimmer - Showtime: Hans Zimmer (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 5:38:24 | 775 Mb / 1,6 Gb
Genre: Classical Soundtrack / Label: Universal Music

Hans Zimmer One of the most prolific and influential film composers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Germany's Hans Zimmer began his music career in London, producing and playing synths for a variety of new wave and punk bands in the early 1980s. After founding a recording studio with film scorer Stanley Myers, their work on films such as 1985's My Beautiful Laundrette fused the traditional orchestral aesthetic of film composition with state-of-the-art electronics and proved influential on countless soundtracks to follow.

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Peter Hofmann, Eva Marton - Wagner: Lohengrin (2006/1986)

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James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Peter Hofmann, Eva Marton - Wagner: Lohengrin (2006/1986)

James Levine, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Peter Hofmann, Eva Marton - Wagner: Lohengrin (2006/1986)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch | LinearPCM, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 7.70+4.11 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 223 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Wagner’s medieval romance of the Swan Knight comes to life in a lavish production by August Everding, filmed live at the Metropolitan Opera in 1986. James Levine conducts a stellar cast led by Eva Marton, Leonie Rysanek and Peter Hofmann in the title role.