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Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 20 Oct 2014 09:53:25 | Comments : 0

Verdi - Otello (Myung-Whun Chung) (2014)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29947 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 149 min | 40,7 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3283 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | C MAJOR | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Rarely has a production of Verdi's "Otello" taken place in such a prestigious location, the courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale in Venice. Directed by Francesco Micheli, this special outdoor "event production" of the Gran Teatro La Fenice supports the claim that "Venice is asserting itself more than ever on a global scale as one of the great capitals of music" (GB Opera).
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 20 Oct 2014 03:39:39 | Comments : 1

The Tallis Scholars - Sarum Chant: Missa in gallicantu / the Mass at Cockcrow
Tha Tallis Scholras / Peter Philips
EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 206 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Gimell Records # CDGIM 017 | Country/Year: UK 1987
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance, Choral, Sacred

Chant for the First Mass of Christmas according to the Salisbury Rite. It would have been celebrated after midnight on Christmas Eve, and was known as the Missa in gallicantu - the Mass at Cockcrow. The chant has been taken from printed sources which would have been in use when composers such as Tallis and Tye were at the height of their powers...
Posted By : Piterets | Date : 19 Oct 2014 22:07:42 | Comments : 1

Fifth House Ensemble - Excelsior (2014)
Contemporary Classical | Cedille Records CDR 90000 148 | 2014 | 63:28 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 267 MB
Fifth House Ensemble

A new Chicago-based chamber group, the Fifth House Ensemble, presents their debut recording Excelsior. They come across as a very capable outfit with fine readings of four contemporary works, each work with its own more-or-less post-modern qualities, some rather firmly in the realm of radical tonality.The title work, a short chamber opera by Caleb Burnhans (b. 1980) that was composed in 2012, features an ultra-tonal panorama with some ritualistic repetition and lyrical diatonic matter-of-factness that centers at the end around a folkishly modal part for soprano.
Posted By : stfine | Date : 19 Oct 2014 19:58:43 | Comments : 1
Placido Domingo - Live at iTunes Festival 2014 HDTV 1080p

Plácido Domingo - Live at iTunes Festival 2014 [HDTV 1080p]
AVC, 1920x1080 (16:9), 10.4 Kbps, 25 fps | AAC 256 kbps, 2ch / AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | 01:29:15 | 5.6 GB
Classical Vocal/Crossover | iTunes | WEB DL->MKV

One of the best tenors in the world, Plácido Domingo with special guests performs Live at iTunes Festival, September 30, 2014.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 19 Oct 2014 07:52:40 | Comments : 0

Claus Ogermann - Works for Violin & Piano - Yue Deng, Jean-Yves Thibaudet (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 4758400

French piano star Jean Yves Thibaudet is joined by young Chinese violinist Yue Deng for this album of intimate classical music for piano and violin by the celebrated jazz composer/ arranger Claus Ogermann. Grammy Award Winner Claus Ogermann is a musician of rare breadth and versatility who has worked with all the great song stylists including Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, George Benson, Nelson Riddle, Astrid Gilberto, Michael Brecker and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Well known for recent collaborations with Diana Krall (including the album The Look Of Love), Claus Ogermann has also written works performed by legendary pianists Bill Evans and Glenn Gould, and is the arranger of the classic recording of The Girl From Ipenema. Classical style has always been important to Ogermann, and his compositions include concertos-both classical and jazz- a song cycle (premiered by Brigitte Fasbaender and an orchestral suite commissioned for the American Ballet Theatre. Praised as "one of the most exciting talents before the public today," pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is renowned for his eloquent phrasing, lustrous colors and brilliant technique. His poetic interpretations have won him a following throughout the United States and around the globe, having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world. Yue Deng is one of today's outstanding Chinese violinists, having trained in China and at New York's Juilliard School.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 19 Oct 2014 07:49:56 | Comments : 3

Butt, Dunedin Consort - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 505 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 430

Bach's Six Brandenburg Concertos are essential and enduringly popular works in the Baroque orchestral repertory, full of interesting instrumentation choices and dancing melodies. Under the direction of prize-winning Bach specialist John Butt O.B.E., the ensemble has become particularly acclaimed for its inquisitive approach, shining new light into some of the best known pieces of the Baroque repertoire. Dunedin Consort, the team that brought you ‘John Passion', is back with its first instrumental release: ‘J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos'. Under the direction of Bach specialist John Butt, Dunedin Consort demonstrates its collective experience and historical knowledge in an exceptionally insightful and fresh performance.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 19 Oct 2014 06:51:55 | Comments : 1

Josquin des Prez - Missa Pange Lingua / Missa La Sol Fa Re Mi
The Tallis Scholars / Peter Philips
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 262 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Gimell Records # CDGIM 009 | Country/Year: UK 1986
Genre: Classical | Style: Sacred, Choral, Renaissance

"As our awards enter their fourth decade, we've paused and looked back over the first 30 years. It's gratifying to see how many of the recordings singled out for the prestigious Record of the Year have gone on to become classics of the catalogue. (...) Then there are the discs that shaped careers - violinists Nigel Kennedy (in Elgar) and Maxim Vengerov (in Prokofiev and Shostakovich) - to which you might add The Tallis Scholars' stunning disc of Masses by Josquin Desprez, a disc that elevated Early Music to the "mainstream". ~Grammophone
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 18 Oct 2014 17:00:52 | Comments : 0

Rodolfo Richter - Erlebach: Vi Sonate (2005)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 270

Rodolpho Richter plays them with virtuosity and expressive warmth, qualities which are complemented by Alison McGillivray's sensitive and self-effacing partnership on the viola da gamba. In summary, there is no dull music on this recording and no dull playing of it.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 18 Oct 2014 16:53:04 | Comments : 1

Schwarz, Seattle Symphony - Pfitzner: Symphony In C; Schumann: Konzertstuck For 4 Horns (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8572770

The musical expression of German Romanticism is the theme of this disc. The trajectory of Schumann’s Konzertstück, Op 86, written for four horns and orchestra, goes from heroism to introspection. Two of his Symphonic Etudes, Op 13, were orchestrated by no less a figure than Tchaikovsky, while Albert Parlow orchestrated four of Brahms’ most exciting Hungarian Dances. Mendelsssohn’s Overture to his Ballad Opera Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde (Song and Stranger) embodies classical virtues. Anton Webern’s Langsamer Satz for string quartet has been vibrantly orchestrated by Gerard Schwarz. Hans Pfitzner, one of the last representatives of the movement, is represented by his concise, melodic Symphony in C major.
Posted By : Bibixy | Date : 18 Oct 2014 13:22:29 | Comments : 0

Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges - Symphonies and Violin Concertos
5 CDs | MP3 192 Kbps | 5 RAR files (580 Mb) | Booklets

Joseph Boullogne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges (sometimes spelled Saint-George) (December 25, 1739 – June 10, 1799) was one of the most important figures in the Paris musical scene in the second half of the 18th century, he was also famous as a swordsman and equestrian. Known as the "Black Mozart" or the "Voltaire of music" he was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical type known to have African ancestry. (...) He was a mulatto born out-of-wedlock in Guadeloupe to Nanon, a former slave of black African descent, and a white French plantation owner of noble birth, Guillaume-Pierre Tavernier de Boullogne. The child was named after his uncle George de Boullogne Saint-Georges. At the age of ten he accompanied his father to France and was enrolled in a private academy. Schooled in both the fine and martial arts, he soon distinguished himself by his extraordinary skill on horseback, in sports, fencing, and music. (...)(Wikipedia)
Posted By : Bibixy | Date : 18 Oct 2014 13:22:25 | Comments : 7

Cecilia Bartoli - St. Petersburg (2014)
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks, Covers | RAR 117 Mb

For the very first time Cecilia Bartoli explores the Baroque musical treasures of Tsarist Russia with music from the court of three 18th century Tsaristas: Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. With music written by Italian and German composers working for the Russian court, this album sheds new light on an incredible and momentous time for Russia, shaping its politics and culture towards the enlightened West. Mostly sung in Italian, the album also offers the first opportunity to hear Bartoli sing in Russian. The music has been intricately researched by Cecilia herself, unlocking the archives of St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Library to uncover music lost for over 200 years. The new recording reunites Bartoli with Baroque specialists Diego Fasolis & I Barocchisti.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 18 Oct 2014 09:59:16 | Comments : 2

Albrecht Mayer - New Seasons: Handel for Oboe & Orchestra
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 396 MB | Full Artwork: 118 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 00289 476 5681 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Oboe

"New Seasons is a project undertaken by oboist Albrecht Mayer to create "new" concertos for oboe, based primarily on the operas and oratorios of George Frideric Handel. He and arranger Andreas N. Tarkmann used arias, sometimes including bits of recitative, and gave the vocal lines to the oboe, flute, and bassoon without changing too much of the accompanimental parts to create a cycle of four concertos. Compared to Handel's original instrumental music, these are naturally more lyrical and sometimes more declamatory, but it is surprising how often the music is very dance-like. Lively, moving rhythms are not what is normally expected in vocal music, but it makes the arias used here very natural sounding as concerto movements..." ~AMG
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 18 Oct 2014 09:19:29 | Comments : 1

Tiberghien - Szymanowski: Masques, Metopes, Etudes (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 183 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67886

In Cédric Tiberghien’s first solo recording for Hyperion he embraces the sensual, crepuscular sound-world of Szymanowski’s piano music. Tiberghien’s expressive, mercurial, quicksilver playing with its extraordinary pianissimos and kaleidoscopic range of colour makes him an ideal performer of this repertoire. Szymanowski’s most celebrated works have been recorded here. The early 4 Études include the popular ‘Andante in modo d’una canzone’, a sorrowful song above slow repeated chords. The rest of the (later) works show the maturing of Szymanowki’s unique piano style and in particular the salutary influence of Ravel’s and Debussy’s weightless, diaphanous textures.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 18 Oct 2014 07:12:02 | Comments : 0

Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Bass and Mandolin (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 47:26 min | 109 MB
Genre: Jazz, Folk, Classical | Label: Nonesuch Records

Nonesuch releases the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer mandolinist Chris Thile. The album features 10 original compositions by the two artists, who have been performing together sporadically for more than a decade and made their recording debut as a duo with 2008 s Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, which the Washington Post, among others, praised, saying "Thile and Meyer are most enthralling when they pass a melody back and forth, fingers flying. "
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Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 17 Oct 2014 05:58:15 | Comments : 1

Bach - Cantates BWV 41, 6, 68 (Christophe Coin) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 252 MB
Classical | Auvidis Astree | E 8555 | 62'20

Originally recorded for the Astrée label in the early '90s, this recording is something of a classic of the historical-performance movement, and its reissue is cause for celebration. It combines awesome soloists just hitting their peak years, a distinctive overall approach from conductor Christophe Coin and the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, and an illustration of what's possible when Bach's music is played on the instruments he had in mind when he wrote it. The illustration is especially vivid in this case, for all three of these cantatas feature an unusual instrument: a violoncello piccolo, which is a small five-stringed cello with a higher (the extra string is at the top) and less assertive sound than a full-size cello. There is also a second disc of these with the same forces and the same virtues...