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Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich - Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Grieg: Sonatas for Cello and Piano (2008)

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Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich - Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Grieg: Sonatas for Cello and Piano (2008)

Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich - Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Grieg: Sonatas for Cello and Piano (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:22:22 | 641 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Doremi Records | Catalog: 7931/2

Fans of either cellist Mstislav Rostropovich or pianist Sviatoslav Richter will have to hear the performances on this two-disc Doremi set. It contains the four pieces they performed in Moscow on March 1, 1950 Brahms' Sonata No. 1 and Beethoven's sonatas No. 3 and No. 4, plus the world premiere of Prokofiev's sonata and two of the pieces they played at the Aldeburgh Festival on June 20, 1964 Grieg's sonata as well as another Brahms' Sonata No. 1.

Diogenes Quartet - Schubert: Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2012) (Repost)

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Diogenes Quartet - Schubert: Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2012) (Repost)

Diogenes Quartet - Schubert: Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:16 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94315

A prestigious project: the recording of the complete string quartets of Franz Schubert, by the German Diogenes Quartet. Volume 1 offers one masterpiece, the famous Rosamunde Quartet in A minor, and the early quartet in D major D94. Schubert’s String Quartets count among the most frequently performed quartets of the repertoire (only rivalled by Beethoven). These works express Schubert’s superb gift as a melodist within the classical structure of a string quartet, unique creations of romantic content and classical form.

Paul Badura-Skoda - Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert (2013)

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Paul Badura-Skoda - Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert (2013)

Paul Badura-Skoda - Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert (2013)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 534 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 343 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 34 Mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Genuin Select, GEN 12251 | 02:23:33

Here, 85-year-old Austrian pianist Paul Badura-Skoda offers no fewer than three complete recordings of the Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat major, D. 960, with the Drei Klavierstucke, D. 946, as a curtain raiser. The three versions are played on three different pianos, a Graf fortepiano of 1826, a modern Steinway, and a 1923 Bosendorfer that for piano buffs may be worth the price of admission to this two-CD set.

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven Piano Sonatas: The Complete Wartime 78-rpm Recordings (2017)

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Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven Piano Sonatas: The Complete Wartime 78-rpm Recordings (2017)

Wilhelm Kempff - Beethoven Piano Sonatas: The Complete Wartime 78-rpm Recordings (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:59:04 | 505 Mb
Classical | Label: APR Recordings

This important set contains the sixteen Beethoven sonatas that Wilhelm Kempff recorded for Grammophon in Germany between 1940 and 1943. Several are reissued here for the first time since their original release on 78rpm discs and none are currently available elsewhere. The sound is excellent for the period and all reveal the young Kempff at his best, in performances that compliment his later thoughts. The release is the companion of two previous APR releases of early Kempff Beethoven recordings the late sonatas (APR6018) and piano concertos 1, 3, 4 & 5 (APR6019), both of which received excellent reviews and were amongst APRs best sellers.

Wolgang Gonnenwein, Orchester Der Ludwigsburger Festspiele, Suddeutsches Madrigalchor - Haydn: Die Schopfung (2006)

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Wolgang Gonnenwein, Orchester Der Ludwigsburger Festspiele, Suddeutsches Madrigalchor - Haydn: Die Schopfung (2006)

Wolgang Gönnenwein, Orchester Der Ludwigsburger Festspiele, Süddeutsches Madrigalchor - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 461 Mb | Total time: 57:20+49:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 231558 | Recorded: 1975

The oratorio "The Creation" is one of the highlights of Joseph Haydn's late oeuvre. The work, first performed in 1798, is considered the most successful work by the great composer and, at the same time, a prime example of the classical oratorio. The present recording of the creation dates from 1975. In the leading roles will sing the award-winning American soprano Helen Donath, the German tenor Adalbert Kraus and the Swiss bass baritone Kurt Widmer. They will be accompanied by the alto Vera Scherr as well as the Süddeutsche Madrigalchor and the Festival Orchestra Ludwigsburg, under the direction of Wolfgang Gönnenwein, the longtime artistic director of the festival (1972 to 2004).

Bertrand de Billy, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]

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Bertrand de Billy, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]

Bertrand de Billy, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2010) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23980 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 176 min | 40,3 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3904 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 176 min | 9,58 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese

In the dense forest planted on the stage of the Haus für Mozart by director Claus Guth is the home of the rugged macho Don Giovanni. Assisted by his unsavory accomplice Leporello, he lures the ladies with the heady scent of danger. Christopher Maltman embodies Don Giovanni as an almost reluctant seducer - a man fated to bring misery to women and, ultimately, to himself. He heads an outstanding cast for a production that, by its very originality, demonstrates the strength of Mozart's original conception.

Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Mozart - Serenate Notturne (2005) {Alia Vox AV9846}

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Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Mozart - Serenate Notturne (2005) {Alia Vox AV9846}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Mozart - Serenate Notturne (2005) {Alia Vox AV9846}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 355 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 135 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 Alia Vox | AVSA 9846
Classical / Viennese School / Orchestral

Loving performances caught in lovely sound, so what's not to love? Not, as it turns out, much, but not, regrettably, nothing at all. Jordi Savall, the gambist cum conductor who directs Le Concert Des Nations, is a genial, even affectionate leader who in these four light works of Mozart grants his players a considerable amount of interpretive freedom. Le Concert Des Nations, Savall's all-purpose classical and pre-classical chamber orchestra, responds with funny, even frothy, playing is as technically assured as it is brilliantly colorful. Alia Vox, Savall's label for everything he records from El Sabio to Monteverdi, catches the performances in a warm, natural, and deep acoustic of amazing vividness.

Hélène Grimaud - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor, Piano Sonata No.28 (2007) (Repost)

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Hélène Grimaud - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5  Emperor, Piano Sonata No.28 (2007) (Repost)

Hélène Grimaud - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor, Piano Sonata No.28 (2007)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:18 | 408 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4777149

Hélène Grimaud's performances on this disc a coupling of Beethoven "Emperor" Piano Concerto with his Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 101 are truly fantastic. Her technique is essentially untouchable and her tone is surprisingly colorful. And, as in her previous recordings, her interpretations are outrageous. With Vladimir Jurowski and the Dresden Staatskapelle in the Concerto, Grimaud is unafraid to do whatever she wants with balance and tempos.

Hélène Grimaud - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23 (2011)

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Hélène Grimaud - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23 (2011)

Hélène Grimaud - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 19 & 23 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:04:50 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 477 9849

Central to Hélène Grimaud's first live album for Deutsche Grammophon is the significance she finds in the slow movement of the Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488, of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This movement is a touchstone for her, insofar as she regards it as the most sublime music, "where you find the real Mozart." She has also stated, "Even if this movement were all we had, that would be enough." Because of the emphasis Grimaud places on this poignant Adagio in F sharp minor, listeners may be tempted to cut to the chase and skip the other tracks to hear her interpretation.

Eteri Andjaparidze - Christmas Piano Music: Max Reger, Liszt, JS Bach, Leroy Anderson, Tchaikovsky, Rebikov, Lyapunov (1996)

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Eteri Andjaparidze - Christmas Piano Music: Max Reger, Liszt, JS Bach, Leroy Anderson, Tchaikovsky, Rebikov, Lyapunov (1996)

Eteri Andjaparidze - Christmas Piano Music (1996)
Max Reger - Franz Liszt - JS Bach - Leroy Anderson - Tchaikovsky - Rebikov - Lyapunov

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 160 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:12:36
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553461

Most of this disc is taken up with Liszt's Christmas Tree, an unusually modest suite based on Christmas carols. It also offers charming pieces by Reger, Tchaikovsky, Rebikov, and Lyapunov based on Christmas themes, and a couple of Bach transcriptions. Eteri Andjaparidze, whose first CD was a sensational Prokofiev collection, plays this music truly superb musicianship and the kind of pianistic color that has become a rarity. Her Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is the most beautiful I've heard since Dinu Lipatti's. And wait until you hear her delightful playing of Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride! It's deliciously witty and charming.

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.

Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)

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Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)

Robert Levin - Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4, Symphony no.2 (Chamber Versions) (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:37 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 474224

For the casual listener, there are two impediments to enjoying this disc. First, the works are transcriptions of orchestral works for chamber ensembles, and second, both transcriptions are played on a light-toned fortepiano and cat-gutted stringed instruments. But for the dedicated listener who knows and loves Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 4 and who accepts and enjoys period instruments, this disc will be pure enjoyment.

Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)

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Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)

Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:40 | 224 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88883705482

The presence of the young Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the decision by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes to conduct it from the keyboard may lead you to expect a smaller-scale performance than listeners actually get here, in this second album of Andsnes' "Beethoven Journey." Certainly this isn't keyboard-pounding Beethoven. The slow movement of the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, has none of the giant-stomping-around quality it often received in golden-age recordings.

Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 (2016) [Blu-ray]

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Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 (2016) [Blu-ray]

Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 (2016) [Blu-ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 397 min | 44,9+42,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 16-bit

Audio BluRay | Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | 344 min | 31,0 Gb

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 344 min | 21,2 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings | Sub: German, English, Japanese

Recordings of all the Beethoven symphonies with their chief conductor are always a milestone in the artistic work of the Berliner Philharmoniker. So it was with Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado, and expectations are correspondingly high for this cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Where does the special status of these symphonies come from? Simon Rattle has an explanation: “One of the things Beethoven does is to give you a mirror into yourself – where you are now as a musician.” In fact, this music contains such a wealth of extreme emotions and brilliant compositional ideas that reveal the qualities of the orchestra and its conductor as if under a magnifying glass.

The Orford String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete Quartets (1994)

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The Orford String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete Quartets (1994)

The Orford String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete Quartets (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Scans included | 08:52:59 | 2,27 Gb
Classical | Label: Delos Records

The Orford String Quartet was a Canadian string quartet active from 1965 through 1991. They came to be the leading string quartet in Canada, and one of the finest in the world. For 26 years, the Orford String Quartet was the best of its breed in Canada.