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Les Passions de l'Ame - Schabernack - A Treasure Trove of Musical Jokes (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Les Passions de l'Ame - Schabernack - A Treasure Trove of Musical Jokes (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:29 minutes | 1.08 GB
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The group of Weimar cantatas is exciting on many levels. The purpose Bach expressed in his Mühlhausen resignation letter – which became a master beam of the musical edice he built throughout his life – is expressed with an even more seminal vigour, due to the restrictions it suffered previously. Besides the beauty of the surviving works, which renders the loss of the missing ones all the more bitter, it is moving to see the musician engage, with each new piece, in experiments with form, ideas, and the language for expressing the word of God through the most sensitive possible texts. The choice of developing themes dear to him enabled him to afirm and deepen his faith.
Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009)

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg (2009)
Johannes Brahms - Sergey Rachmaninov - Franz Schubert - Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8570 | Time: 01:12:25

Pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire are stupendous virtuosos, and there's nothing in this recording of their 2009 Salzburg recital of staggeringly difficult works they cannot play. They know each other so well as old duo piano partners that their playing is stunning in its unity, but their distinctive individuality also comes across. What's most impressive about this recital is how completely Argerich and Freire have made this music their own. Brahms' Haydn Variations sound freer and fresher, more playful, and more profound than ever. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances are thrillingly rhapsodic, rapturous, and dramatic. Schubert's Grand Rondeau is more lyrical, intimate, and graceful than usual, and Ravel's La Valse more ecstatic and apocalyptically over-the-top frightening than in any comparable recordings, including Argerich's own earlier releases. Captured in wonderfully clear yet wholly present digital sound, the performances on this disc will be compulsory listening for anyone who loves music, any music.
L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Daniel Behle - Schubert: Arias & Overtures (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Daniel Behle - Schubert: Arias & Overtures (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:10 minutes | 1.00 GB
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Of all the great composers, Schubert left by far the largest number of uncompleted works: symphonies, piano and chamber music, songs, choral music and operas. Six of the latter are represented on this disc—the early 'Adrast' written around the age of twenty and 'Fierebras' written in 1823, five years before the sudden end of his short life. Schubert made many attempts to achieve success on the Viennese operatic stage but was singularly unlucky in doing so. Consequently none of his operatic music ever entered the repertoire and today it remains the most unknown aspect of his work.
Jonas Kaufmann - You Mean the World to Me (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jonas Kaufmann - You Mean the World to Me (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:35 minutes | 1.13 GB
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Jonas dedicates his new album to the golden era of German music which flourished in Berlin between 1925 & 1935. He shows an undeniable mastery of this demanding repertoire, which was written for the leading tenors of the time.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Schubert: Symphonie No. 9 & Rosamunde Ballet Music (1978/2013) [24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Schubert: Symphonie No. 9 & Rosamunde Ballet Music (1978/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 68:12 minutes | 1.18 GB
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There are those who would argue that the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan was a magnificent instrument for the later Romantics Brahms, Bruckner, Wagner, and Strauss. There are others, however, who would argue that Karajan and the BPO were too magnificent for the earlier Romantics Mendelssohn, Schumann, and especially Schubert. They would say that the lushly, plushly, voluptuously sensual sound of the BPO simply overwhelmed the lighter, brighter, and more lyrical early Romantics. And while a few might concede that the BPO may be acceptable in Mendelssohn’s Italian or Schumann’s Rhenish, even they would say that they were all wrong for Schubert.

Natalie Dessay - Schubert (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at May 11, 2017
Natalie Dessay - Schubert (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Natalie Dessay - Schubert (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:46 minutes | 1.01 GB
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The first ever German album of Natalie Dessay (this is her first Schubert album and her first lieder album). 4 Lieder have never been sung by a woman before. recorded with Philipp Cassard (piano) in Berlin, Siemensvilla on November 28th – December 3rd, 2016. Album supported with World Tour Dates in Spring 2017. from Schiller and Goethe to Heine, the Schubertian Lied, which is based on the best German poets, is a reflection of the intimate thoughts of the composer who realizes an outstanding fusion between the poetic verb and the musical lyricism.
Penguin Cafe - The Imperfect Sea (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Penguin Cafe - The Imperfect Sea (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:00 minutes | 968 MB
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A penguin stands in the middle of a scorching desert, far away from its natural habitat. This mirrors composer Arthur Jeffes’ journey and exploration into a new musical territory. Penguin Cafe have evolved into something of their own at the hands of Arthur who started the band in 2009 with the continuation and homage to his father’s legacy, to the late Simon Jeffes’ Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Now, their upcoming album The Imperfect Sea echoes reminiscent sounds that embrace the new.
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.