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Plamena Nikitassova - The Violin’s Delight - A Garden of Pleasure (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Plamena Nikitassova - The Violin’s Delight - A Garden of Pleasure (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:51 minutes | 1.47 GB
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Splendidly appointed courts, such as those found in Vienna, Salzburg and Dresden, cultivated a noble art of intellectually refined entertainment, which included imitative programme pieces along with musical “bizarrities” of the sort that was especially cherished by Olomouc Prince-Bishop Karl Liechtenstein-Castelcorn, situated in the Moravian town of Kromeriz, and which he specifically requested in letters to his resident composers.
Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rémi Geniet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:31 minutes | 1.18 GB
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With this programme of four sonatas, the young pianist Rémi Géniet presents a highly judicious selection that enables listeners to enter the exceptional world of Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas, which Hans von Bülow described as the ‘New Testament’ for pianists, the ‘Old Testament’ being Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavie.
Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester - Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, Chor der Oper Frankfurt & Eun Sun Kim - Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 81:42 minutes | 1.54 GB
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Though it has been recorded live in a concert performance, Franz Lehars successful operetta has plenty of theatrical presence. The cast is strong with to really good singers in the principal roles, Daniel Behle as Graf von Luxemburg and Camilla Nylund as Angèle Didier.
Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Piano Music Vol.4 - Seta Tanyel (2003) {Hyperion-Helios CDH55134 rec 1995}

Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Piano Music Vol.4 - Seta Tanyel (2003) {Hyperion-Helios CDH55134 rec 1995}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 198 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 167 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995, 2003 Collins Classics / Hyperion Records / Helios | CDH55134
Classical / Romantic / Early 20th Century / Piano

'… brimful with alert character and beauty whilst the two piano pieces are delightful in their raucous melodies … briliantly done by Tanyel' (Classical Net Review). It was brave and useful and laudable of Seta Tanyel and the now-defunct label Collins Classics to have embarked, in the 1990s, in a thorough exploration of the music of Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924), and one must be grateful to Hyperion to have reissued almost all of it. The 4-volume traversal of his solo piano music doesn't embrace I think Scharwenka's complete piano output, but it is still very substantial. Add to that the three first piano concertos (apparently Collins didn't live long enough to record the Fourth, and the first is the one disc that Hyperion did not reissue, Piano Concerto 1, obviously because they already had another one in their catalog, Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4; Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No. 1) and what I think was the complete chamber music. However, I didn't always feel that the results lived up to the project's promises.
Kevin Jansson - Ravel, Escaich, Liszt, Rachmaninoff & Ligeti: Works for Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kevin Jansson - Ravel, Escaich, Liszt, Rachmaninoff & Ligeti: Works for Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:12 minutes | 1.00 GB
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Kevin Jansson (born August 2000) is emerging as one of the finest musicians of his generation in Ireland. A student of Mary Beattie at the CIT Cork School of Music he has been the winner of numerous awards at competitions in both Cork and Dublin taking five first prizes in different categories at Ireland’s most prestigious classical music festival Feis Ceoil in 2015.
Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (Huldigungskantaten, BWV 216a & 210a) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (Huldigungskantaten, BWV 216a & 210a) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:39 minutes | 1.03 GB
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It’s amazing to think that world première recordings of Bach are possible today at all. The harpsichordist Alexander Grychtolik has painstakingly reconstructed two homage cantatas from Bach’s Leipzig years. The first, Erwählte Pleissenstadt (BWV 216a), survives only in a draft libretto and a few fragments of notation rediscovered in 2003 among the posthumous papers of a Japanese pianist. The second, O angenehme Melodei (BWV 210a), survives only in a soprano part and a separate print of the libretto for the earliest of its three versions.
Sergiu Celibidache - Schubert: Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished" / Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" (2017) [24/96]

Sergiu Celibidache - Schubert: Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished" / Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:52 minutes | 1.30 GB
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RELEASE MESSAGES The Munich Philharmonic and Sergiu Celibidache share an exceptional legacy. He started his work as principal conductor in 1979 and remained in this position for as long as 17 years. Sergiu Celibidache played an integral part in making the Munich Philharmonic what it is today: an orchestra of worldwide renown. Today the Munich Philharmonic is critically acclaimed internationally with hopelessly sold out concerts in Munich and the world.
Guillaume Bellom - Schubert, Haydn & Debussy: Works for Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Guillaume Bellom - Schubert, Haydn & Debussy: Works for Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:12 minutes | 1.10 GB
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"When you don't have any money to go on holiday, you must make do by using your imagination," Debussy wrote, and the first two pieces in his triptych Estampes constitute an exotic travelog; the third piece is stay-at-home music, watching the rain. "Estampes" means print or engraving, and these three pieces are musical depictions of particular moments at particular locales. They also represent an interior journey of sorts, a newly personal idiom for Debussy, who is now seemingly unconcerned with the conventions and expectations of the salon and the concert hall.

Life & Works - Franz Schubert [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 31, 2017
Life & Works - Franz Schubert [Audiobook]

Life & Works - Franz Schubert [Audiobook] by Jeremy Siepmann
English | November 13, 2012 | ASIN: B00A6UA5AY | MP3@96 kbps + True PDF (149 page companion booklet) | 4 hrs 30 mins | 187.20 MB
Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann, Tom George, Peter Yapp, Stephen Critchlow, Sean Barrett, Jonathan Keeble, Charlie Simpson

The life of Franz Schubert has been a gift to romantically inclined biographers: the beautiful, brilliant, modest boy who sprang to fully fledged genius at the age of 16; the quintessential "artist in a garret", entirely consumed by his art and living a hand-to-mouth existence in Vienna (home of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven); the gentle, cheerful, convivial young man who prized friendship almost as highly as music itself; the unworldly poet from whom great music poured like water from a fountain; the unrecognized master who died almost penniless at the age of 31. And most of this is true. But, as revealed in this dramatized biography (lavishly illustrated with musical examples), there was a secret, darker side to Schubert which only renders his story that much more fascinating.
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.