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Vilde Frang - Homage (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 17, 2017
Vilde Frang - Homage (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vilde Frang - Homage (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:44 minutes | 947 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Vilde Frang’s Homage is more than a captivating programme of short pieces for violin and piano, it is also a homage to the players of the Golden Age of the Violin, such as Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Auer and Joseph Szigeti. The recital includes music originally conceived not just for the violin, but also for piano, orchestra or voice, and proves once again, as BBC Music Magazine wrote, that “Frang has the knack of breathing life into every note, whether by variations in phrasing, attack, tone or dynamic.”
Elisabeth Leonskaja - Franz Schubert: Sonatas; Impromptus; Wanderer Fantasy; Trout Quintet (2016) 6 CD Box Set

Elisabeth Leonskaja - Franz Schubert: Piano Works (2016) 6 CD Box Set
Sonatas; Impromptus; Wanderer Fantasy; Trout Quintet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 915 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295974954 | Time: 06:38:19

The works of Schubert are central to Elisabeth Leonskaja's repertoire - and her interpretations of his work have been described as "essential". Born in the Soviet Union, where her greatest mentor was Sviatoslav Richter, she moved in 1978 to Vienna. She has said that: "In Schubert, there are things that any average Viennese person will understand better than I do … I, though, have to think about them carefully. In Schubert, profound matters are expressed with a lightness of touch."

Camiel Boomsma - Musings (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 5, 2017
Camiel Boomsma - Musings (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Camiel Boomsma - Musings (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:35 minutes | 942 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

With Musings, young Dutch pianist Camiel Boomsma presents a programme dedicated to Schubert and Chopin on this his first album on the Challenge Classics label. ’Musings signifies dreams, reveries, being immersed in thought. It’s the process that the composer experiences while writing the work and also what I experience when studying and performing this music. As I play, I try in turn to pass on this process, this quest for insight, to my audience.
Laurence Equilbey - Schubert: Nacht und Träume (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Laurence Equilbey - Schubert: Nacht und Träume (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:01 minutes | 831 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Nacht und Träume takes its name from one of Schubert’s best-loved lieder, which is joined on the album by a further 10 of the composer’s songs. All performed in orchestral versions by such masters as Berlioz, Liszt, Brahms, Strauss, Webern, Britten and Schubert himself, they are complemented by three choral numbers and an orchestral interlude. The singers are rising stars – German mezzo-soprano Wiebke Lehmkuhl and French tenor Stanislas de Barbeyrac – and Laurence Equilbey conducts two ensembles she founded: the Insula orchestra and the choir accentus.
Anne-Sophie Mutter & Daniil Trifonov - Schubert: Forellenquintett - Trout Quintet (Live) (2017) [24/96]

Anne-Sophie Mutter & Daniil Trifonov - Schubert: Forellenquintett - Trout Quintet (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time -55:52 minutes | 901 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Anne-Sophie Mutter, who celebrated the 40th anniversary of her professional debut last year, and Daniil Trifonov, now in his mid-twenties, join forces with three young string-playing alumni of the Mutter Foundation for a new release on DG. The all-Schubert album features the composer’s Piano Quintet in A Major, known as the Trout Quintet; Notturno in E-flat Major, a sublime late work for violin, cello and piano; and arrangements of the songs “Ständchen” and “Ave Maria” for violin and piano.
Musikkollegium Winterthur & Roberto González Monjas - Mozart & Schoeck: Serenades (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Musikkollegium Winterthur & Roberto González Monjas - Mozart & Schoeck: Serenades (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:56 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

They were both just twenty years young and always good for a musical laugh when they composed the serenades we have recorded on this CD. One of them, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, wrote his “Haffner Serenade” KV 250 for Sigmund Haffner d. J., who had commissioned him with a “Braut Musick” for his sister Marie Elisabeth's wedding with Franz Xaver Anton Späth from Salzburg. The other one, Othmar Schoeck, 130 years later humorously reverberated this genre, which had peaked in Mozart’s works composed from 1769 until 1779.
Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 14:10:40 | 15.1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This 12-CD set assembles, for the first time, all the recordings that the French conductor Louis Frémaux made (for EMI) with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra during his tenure as its Principal Conductor (1969-1978). These recordings helped to build the CBSO’s international reputation before the arrival of Simon Rattle as its Principal Conductor in 1980.
Lucas Debargue - Schubert & Szymanowski: Piano Sonatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lucas Debargue - Schubert & Szymanowski: Piano Sonatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:43 minutes | 1.04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On his new recital he recorded a monumental but rarely-performed work: Karol Szymanowski’s Sonata No. 2 (1911) and two so-called ‘little’ sonatas by Schubert: D664 in A major and D784 in A minor. “I am feeling like a very deep duty is to go as deep as possible in some pieces that are very well known by the musicians and the audience, like the Schubert sonatas – mostly the A major one – but also to give the opportunity to some audiences to get to know some pieces that they don’t have the opportunity to hear very often”, says Debargue
Zoltan Kocsis, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Erno von Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)

Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Ernö von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)
Zoltán Kocsis, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 422 380-2 | Time: 01:00:36

So what if Liszt spent most of his life in France and Germany and never learned to speak Hungarian? The music of the Magyars' fiery favorite son played by a hot-blooded local boy is an irresistible combination. Even the delightful Dohnanyi filler (variations on ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'') doesn't really douse the flames. Put it in the CD player and let 'er rip! Just be sure to remove all flammable vestments first. (Entertainment Weekly)
George Li - Live at the Mariinsky (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

George Li - Live at the Mariinsky (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:39 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This enthralling recital by the young American pianist George Li, silver medallist at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, marks his recording debut and launches a new relationship with Warner Classics. Captured at a live performance in the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg, it presents a dramatically conceived programme of works by Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt: a descent into deep darkness; re-emergence into the light, and a concluding, boisterous celebration.