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Camerata Nordica, Terje Tönnesen - Tales of Sound and Fury (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Camerata Nordica, Terje Tönnesen - Tales of Sound and Fury (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:21 minutes | 1.07 GB
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In the course of this highly original programme, Terje Tønnesen and his Camerata Nordica tell us tales of madness and love, of battles and delusions. Building on imaginative scores by Biber, Telemann and Purcell, Tønnesen himself and Mikhel Kerem has fashioned even more colourful arrangements that bring human follies and passions to the fore.
Magdalena Kozená, Christian Schmitt - Prayer: Voice & Organ (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Magdalena Kozená, Christian Schmitt - Prayer: Voice & Organ (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 84:24 minutes | 1.38 GB
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The new recording from Magdalena Kožená features deeply-felt interpretations of sacred songs from the Baroque to the 20th Century.
Llŷr Williams - Wagner Without Words (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Llŷr Williams - Wagner Without Words (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 142:29 minutes | 2.02 GB
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Pianist Llyr Williams explores Wagner s rich and evocative sound-world from a less well-known angle. Featuring insightful arrangements of Richard Wagner s operas by Franz Liszt and Glenn Gould (as well as Williams own arrangement of music from 'Parsifal'), at the centre of the programme is a selection of Wagner s own piano pieces many of which were written earlier in his compositional career, hinting at the grand operatic masterworks which were yet to come.
Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 1: La Passione (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 1: La Passione (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:41 minutes | 1.26 GB
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‘Symphony No. 49 is of dramatic inspiration, as is the finale of the 39th (with four horns!) in a fairly “Gluckist” style. We are at the beginnings of Sturm und Drang.
David Fray - Schubert: Fantaisie (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

David Fray - Schubert: Fantaisie (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:58 minutes | 1.24 GB
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David Fray returns to Schubert with his much-anticipated second recording of the composer’s piano music, a collection of passionate late works. Along with the Sonata in G D894 ‘Fantasie’ and the Hungarian Melody D817, Fray presents two duets for piano four-hands, both composed in the last year of Schubert’s life: the Fantasia in F minor D940 and the towering Allegro in A minor D947, ‘Lebensstürme’ (‘Storms of Life’). Fray invited Jacques Rouvier, his mentor and renowned teacher from the Paris Conservatoire, to join him in the studio, making this album a true labour of love.
Boris Giltburg - Rachmaninov, Grieg & Liszt: Romantic Sonatas (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Boris Giltburg - Rachmaninov, Grieg & Liszt: Romantic Sonatas (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:11 minutes | 1.08 GB
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Pianist Boris Giltburg - winner of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition - releases his second recording on the Orchid Classics label, following his acclaimed Prokofiev War Sonatas release of 2012. Giltburg's new project, Romantic Sonatas is inspired by the beauty and drama of piano literature from the Romantic period and features the music of Grieg, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Giltburg's War Sonatas received huge critical acclaim, including a Gramophone 'Editor's Choice' accolade and a 5-star review in the Daily Telegraph.
Alexandre Kantorow - Liszt: Piano Concertos & Malédiction (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexandre Kantorow - Liszt: Piano Concertos & Malédiction (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:55 minutes | 954 MB
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The two numbered concertos, which Franz Liszt revised extensively before letting them be published some 25 years after their conception, frame the single-movement Malédiction for piano and strings which Liszt composed in 1833 and revised in 1840, but which was never published in his lifetime. Stepping into Liszt's shoes for the present recording is Alexandre Kantorow. Born in 1997, Alexandre is here supported by his father Jean-Jacques Kantorow conducting the Tapiola Sinfonietta, a team with a number of highly acclaimed recordings to their credit.
The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes - Franz Berwald: Chamber Music (2006) 2CDs

The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes - Franz Berwald: Chamber Music (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 448 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion Dyad | # CDD22053 | Time: 02:06:33

Listening to the music on this two-disc set, you may wonder why the chamber works of Swedish Romantic composer Franz Berwald are not more frequently recorded. It can't be because of his themes, which are strong, sweet, and distinctive; or because of his harmonies, which are powerful, rich, and cogent; or because of his forms, which are innovative, inventive, and indestructible. The only possible reason for this music's neglect is that there's only so much room in the world for great music, and unfortunately, Berwald, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Dvorák have apparently already occupied all the space allocated to chamber music of the Romantic period. Still, anyone listening to the music on this two-disc set will have to wonder if there's not enough room for Berwald, too. Scottish pianist Susan Tomes and the English Gaudier Ensemble are wonderfully persuasive advocates for Berwald, performing his music with the same dedication and enthusiasm that other performers bring to the music of his more popular contemporaries.
Yundi Li - Beethoven: Pathétique, Moonlight, Appassionata (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yundi Li - Beethoven: Pathétique, Moonlight, Appassionata (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:07 minutes | 1.05 GB
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Yundi makes his return to Universal and Deutsche Grammophon, conquering new grounds with his first ever Beethoven recording. The album focuses on the composer’s most beloved and romantic piano works, the three name sonatas: Moonlight, Pathétique and Appassionata.
Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 2: Il filosofo (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Giovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Haydn 2032, Vol. 2: Il filosofo (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:11 minutes | 1.27 GB
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For this second volume in the Haydn 2032 project, the complete recording of his symphonies, Giovanni Antonini has chosen to put forward the Symphony Der Philosoph. He associates with it a symphony by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, eldest son of the Kantor of Leipzig, who is generally considered the most gifted of his sons. Different reasons brought these two great composers the originality and sometimes eccentricity that characterize their works, one suffering from the fame of his father, the other from his own genius. Whereas Haydns symphonies differentiate themselves by form, orchestration and keys, W. F. Bachs begins in the style of a Baroque overture, gradually turning into a tempestuous piece and perhaps already reflecting the transition from a Golden Age to the more tormented world that will follow the Age of Enlightenment.