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Jan Mracek - Dvorak: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 10, 2017
Jan Mracek - Dvorak: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]

Jan Mracek - Dvorak: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 67:27 min | 1.18 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Onyx | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

"Jan is a worthy winner. He has fascinated us from the first round. Not only with his technical skills, but also with his charisma on stage" the chairman of the jury of the 2014 Fritz Kreisler Competition announced after Mrácek’s performance with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was met with thunderous applause. Prior to this Mrácek has studied with the great Czech master Václav Hudecek, as well as with Levon Chilingirian, Gavriel Lipkind and Ida Haendel.
Czech Philharmonic; Prague Philharmonic Choir; Jiri Belohlavek - Antonin Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op.58 (2017) 2CDs

Antonín Dvořák: Stabat Mater, Op.58 (2017) 2CDs
Eri Nakamura, soprano; Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo; Michael Spyres, tenor; Jongmin Park, bass
Czech Philharmonic; Prague Philharmonic Choir; Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Decca | # 483 1510 DH | 01:23:02

Antonín Dvorák's Stabat Mater, Op. 58, truly merits the adjective "tragic"; it was written after the deaths of two of the composer's children in succession, and his grief rolled out in great, Verdian waves. There are several strong recordings on the market, including an earlier one by conductor Jiří Bělohlávek himself, but for the combination of deep feeling, technical mastery from musicians and singers who have spent their lives getting to know the score, and soloists who not only sound beautiful but are seamlessly integrated into the flow, this Decca release may be the king of them all. To what extent was the strength of the performance motivated by Bělohlávek's likely fatal illness (he died days after the album entered the top levels of classical charts in the spring of 2017)? It's hard to say, although he also delivered top-notch performances of Dvorák's Requiem in his last days. The members of the Prague Philharmonic Choir sing their hearts out in the gigantic, shattering opening chorus, which has rarely if ever had such a mixture of the impassioned and the perfectly controlled. Sample the chorus "Virgo virginium praeclara" to hear the magically suspended quality Bělohlávek brings out of the singers in lightly accompanied passages.
Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht - Dvorak: Dimitrij (1991)

Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht - Dvorak: Dimitrij (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:10:08 | 881 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: 11 1259-2

'Dimitrij' was presented in several different versions during the composer's lifetime. It was premiered in 1882, with cuts and revisions occuring in the 1886 piano reduction. The work was further revised in 1894 (this version premiered in Prague in that year), however the final performances in Dvořák's lifetime (in Plzeň in 1904) consisted of the first version combined with the third act in the second version.
LPO, Neeme Jarvi, Soloists - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs

Antonín Dvořák - Requiem, Op.89/B 165 (2009) 2 CDs
Lisa Milne, soprano; Karen Cargill, mezzo soprano; Peter Auty, tenor; Peter Rose, bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir; Neeme Järvi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: LPO | # LPO-0042 | Time: 01:24:41

Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvorák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvorák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'. It's a conviction stamped through the composer's illuminating, fervent score.
Frantisek Maxian, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vaclav Talich - Dvorak: Piano & Cello Concertos (2005) (Repost)

Frantisek Maxian, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vaclav Talich - Dvorak: Piano & Cello Concertos (2005)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:17:59 | 158 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: 38252

On one end of the continuum, there is Dvorák's Concerto in B minor for cello and orchestra, a composition that is among the composer's best known and has become a cornerstone of the instrument's repertoire. On the other end, the Piano Concerto in G minor, a work that had difficulty garnering acceptance even during the composer's lifetime and is still looked upon with less favor than other concertos written in the same period.
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Piotr Beczala - Dvorak: Rusalka (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Piotr Beczala - Dvořák: Rusalka (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 165 min | 42,1 Gb
Audio1: Czech / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 165 min | 8,97 Gb
Audio: Czech / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Korean

Dvorak’s enchanting fairytale of the water-nymph Rusalka has been a signature role for Renée Fleming for the past 25 years. The Gramophone Classical Music Guide writes: “Renée Fleming's tender and heartwarming account of Rusalka's Song to the Moon reflects the fact that the role of the lovelorn water nymph, taken by her in a highly successful production at the MET in New York, has become one of her favourites”.
Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)

Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 358 MB
Label: ArcoDiva | Tracks: 19 | Time: 71:09 min

The Czech Philharmonic Quartet is a group composed of the leading soloists of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. For its new production, the quartet chose original transcripts (edits) originally of two piano cycles by Leoš Janácek – “On an overgrown Path” and “In the mists.” The result is a very interesting and impressive interpretation of Janacek's music. “On an Overgrown Path” is a cycle of fifteen piano pieces.
Concertegbouw Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli - Barbirolli conducts Erik Satie, Benjamin Britten, Antonin Dvorak (2003)

Erik Satie: Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3; Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony #7 in D minor, Op. 70 (2003)
Concertegbouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; conducted by Sir John Barbirolli

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | # SBT1252 | Time: 01:07:28

This is a fine Testament release taken from the archives of Netherlands Radio and enshrines some magnificent Barbirolli performances in somewhat opaque sound. The Satie Gymnopedie's have a delicate and loving sound that reveal Sir John's deep and intrinsic love for the miniaturistic charm of these enchanting pieces. Britten's 'Sinfonia da Requiem' was another Barbirolli speciality and this is one of many recordings available. However it is intriguing to observe the special attention and alertness that the Concertgebouw players impart to the music that takes on an added grandeur. However it is the Dvořák Seventh that is the real highlight of the disc as it is a version to die for! Sir John handles the music with real imagery and heart-on-sleeve emotion that almost rivals Kertész and Sejna, my other preferred versions in this landmark work.
Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)

Czech Philharmonic Quartet - Janácek: On an Overgrown Path & in the Mists (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:19 | 167 MB
Label: ArcoDiva

The Czech Philharmonic Quartet is a group composed of the leading soloists of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. For its new production, the quartet chose original transcripts (edits) originally of two piano cycles by Leoš Janácek – “On an overgrown Path” and “In the mists.” The result is a very interesting and impressive interpretation of Janacek's music. “On an Overgrown Path” is a cycle of fifteen piano pieces. It is organized into two volumes, labeled as Book 1 and Book 2. The individual pieces are based largely on Moravian folk melodies. “In the Mists” is Janacek’s last substantial solo work for the piano. The piano cycle was written in 1912, a few years after Janacek had lost his daughter Olga and the major opera houses were rejecting his works. All four parts of the cycle are anchored in “misty” keys with many flats, and meter changes are frequent.
Jamie Barton, Brian Zeger - All Who Wander: Songs by Gustav Mahler, Antonin Dvorak, Jean Sibelius (2016)

Jamie Barton, Brian Zeger - All Who Wander: Mahler, Dvořák, Sibelius (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:00:46
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Delos | # DE3494

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton burst upon the global opera and concert scene in recent years after having won many of the world’s most prestigious prizes for vocal excellence and accomplishments. Delos has scored a major coup in releasing her debut album. Jamie’s well-chosen program of late-Romantic repertoire begins with eight of Gustav Mahler’s finest lieder – including his wonderful Five Rückert Songs – before treating us to the rare delights of Antonin Dvořák’s song cycle Gypsy Songs. Her album concludes with even more seldom-heard selections from the many lovely Swedish-language songs of Finnish master Jean Sibelius. This sublime album – further graced by pianist Brian Zeger’s peerless collaboration – will take your breath away, and leave you hungry for more from Jamie Barton, considered by many of the world’s top vocal and operatic experts to be the rising mezzo of our time.