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Hausmusik London - Felix Mendelssohn: Octet; Quintets Nos. 1 & 2; Quartet No. 2 (2000) 2CDs

Hausmusik London - Felix Mendelssohn: Octet; Quintets Nos. 1 & 2; Quartet No. 2 (2000) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 546 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 284 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 7243 5 6 1809 2 5 | Time: 02:03:13

Hausmusik’s performance of the Mendelssohn Octet comes with the advantage of a sensibly steady tempo for the famous scherzo, allowing for maximum transparency and lightness; and a dazzling finale in which for once the cello’s first scurrying fugal entry sounds crystal clear. The First String Quintet, and the Op. 13 Quartet – Mendelssohn’s homage to the late quartets of the recently deceased Beethoven – are also miraculous products of the composer’s teenage years. The Quintet is quite beautifully done here, but the Quartet, like the late Quintet, Op. 87, is rather lacking in tension and urgency. Woldemar Bargiel was Schumann’s brother-in-law. For all its obvious weaknesses, his Octet contains some attractive ideas, and Divertimenti’s performance makes a strong case for it. Divertimenti is impressive in the Mendelssohn, too – though its finale is not quite as exhilarating as Hausmusik’s; and in the last resort neither group can quite match the élan of the ASMF Chamber Ensemble.
Mstislav Rostropovich, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Complete Symphonies (2017)

Mstislav Rostropovich, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos 1-6, Manfred Symphony, Overtures & Rococo Variations
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 06:59:53 | 1.74 GB
Label: Warner Classics – 0190295869243 | Tracks: 41 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical

“Love and charm are among the many qualities which distinguish this richly enjoyable set of the Tchaikovsky Symphonies,” wrote Gramophone of the cycle that forms the heart of this collection. Mstislav Rostropovich, like Tchaikovsky, represents the very soul of Russian music. Stepping down from the conductor’s podium, he returns to the cello for the Rococo Variations, the composer’s tribute to the spirit of the 18th century.
Roger Norrington, London Classical Players - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6 & 8 (2003)

Roger Norrington, London Classical Players - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6 & 8 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 468 Mb | Total time: 59:32+58:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 7243 5 62227 24 | Recorded: 1988-90

These performances of three early and one "late" symphony of Schubert are both bracing and youthfully brisk, done on tart "period" instruments of Schubert's time. This produces what Schubert would have heard and expected to hear. Just listening to each performance convinces that these are "right." Sound is good. Warm and focused.
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, London Philarmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski - Stravinsky, Prokofiev: Concertos (2013) [24/96]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, London Philarmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski - Stravinsky, Prokofiev: Concertos (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:04 minutes | 962 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Gramophone and BBC Award-winner Patricia Kopatchinskaja records exclusively for Naïve. Releases to date have included Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Philippe Herreweghe, a CD entitled „Rapsodia“ which explores the roots of George Enescu’s music with examples of Moldovan and Romanian folk music. Her most recent release was an all-Hungarian disc featuring concertos by Bartók, Ligeti and Eötvös which has won the concerto category in the Gramophone Awards 2013.
Handel in Italy, Volume 2 - London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham (2016) {Signum Classics Official Digital Download SIGCD462}

Handel in Italy, Volume 2 - London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham (2016) {Signum Classics Official Digital Download SIGCD462}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (chandos.net) -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 131 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Signum Classics | SIGCD462
Classical / Baroque

London Early Opera continue their new series of Handel's works with the second volume of pieces composed in Italy. Both volumes of Handel in Italy explore the young composer's Italian years through his cantatas, sacred pieces, operatic works and instrumental compositions. Featuring performances from internationally acclaimed soloists, the sopranos Sophie Bevan and Mary Bevan with their uncle, baritone Benjamin Bevan, conducted and conceived by Bridget Cunningham.
Milos Karadaglic, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Aranjuez (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Milos Karadaglic, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Aranjuez (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:04 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For his third album on Mercury Classics/Deutsche Grammophon, international chart-topping classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić takes the world-famous Concierto de Aranjuez as the starting point for a journey across the Spanish landscape, paying tribute to the great composers and musicians who placed the modern classical guitar firmly on the international stage.
Vladimir Jurowski / London Philarmonic Orchestra - Vladimir Jurowski: 10 Years (2017) (7 CD Box Set)

Vladimir Jurowski / London Philarmonic Orchestra - Vladimir Jurowski: 10 Years (2017) (7 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 7 CDs, 08:45:36 min | Covers included | 1,3 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: LPO

In celebrating Vladimir Jurowski's first 10 years as Principal Conductor since 2007, this set of recordings embraces established orchestral classics as well as unearthing rarely heard masterpieces, certain to both challenge and reward the listener simultaneously. These 22 previously unreleased recordings showcase Jurowski’s typical flair for brilliant programming.
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2009)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:23:51 | 468 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: LPO | Catalog: 3

By nature shy and retiring, Klaus Tennstedt was a reluctant celebrity, and his international career in the last quarter of the twentieth century must have seemed utterly incredible to him. Yet as introverted and introspective as Tennstedt was, it doesn't seem at all obvious in this 1983 concert recording of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic," for this is one of the conductor's most extroverted, aggressive, and potent performances.
BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017)

BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 257 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 07 | Time: 72:21 min

Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony (the composer’s favourite of the nine) makes a rare appearance in its 1920 first publication. Three lesser-known works complete a highly desirable programme, while Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra understand how this music should be played like few others. This is mandatory listening.
BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC Symphony Orchestra,‎ Martyn Brabbins - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:21 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony (the composer’s favourite of the nine) makes a rare appearance in its 1920 first publication. Three lesser-known works complete a highly desirable programme, while Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra understand how this music should be played like few others. This is mandatory listening.