Gramophone 2016

Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.
Maurizio Pollini - Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34  (1980/2016) [TR24][OF]

Maurizio Pollini - Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 43:45 min | 864 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 1980/2016

"Maurizio Pollini and the Quartetto Italiano in Brahms sounds like a dream ticket … and so it proves to be … the legendary luminosity of sound is still there, as is the beautiful precision, perfectly complemented by Pollini's clarity and control of touch." - Gramophone
Jean-Baptiste Quentin & Louis-Gabriel Guillemain - Ensemble Nevermind - Conversations (2016) {Alpha Official Digital Download}

Jean-Baptiste Quentin & Louis-Gabriel Guillemain - Ensemble Nevermind - Conversations (2016) {Alpha Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 409 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music | Alpha 235
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

NEVERMIND is made up of four young musicians and friends whose passion for early music and for the influence of jazz and traditional music stimulated them to form an ensemble whose virtuosity is equalled only by their youthful impetuosity and their love of fine music . . . For its first disc, Nevermind tackles the treasures of the Baroque in the shape of two totally neglected French composers.
Lucille Chung & Alessio Bax - Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo (2016) [TR24][OF]

Lucille Chung & Alessio Bax - Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 62:01 min | 1.00 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Signum Classics | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2016

Poulenc was a skilled pianist, cultivating a style of playing characterised by colorfulness and clarity, possessing an ear for melody that distinguished him as France s finest song composer since Fauré. Canadian pianist Lucille Chung acclaimed for her 'stylish and refined performances' by Gramophone magazine, 'combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance' appears as a soloist on this new recording, performing Poulenc s Improvisations and Novelettes before being joined by her duo partner (and husband) Alessio Bax for L embarquement pour Cythère, the Sonata for Four Hands and Concerto for Two Pianos.
Moscow Patriarch Choir & Ilya Tolkachev - Hidden Music of the Russian Church (2016)

Moscow Patriarch Choir & Ilya Tolkachev - Hidden Music of the Russian Church
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:04 min | 252 MB
Label: Christophorus | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

The Patriarch Choir of the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow conducted by Ilya Tolkachov devotes the second of their CDs issued by Christophoros to Russian sacred music composed after the 1917 Revolution. Under the Soviet regime, most churches and the majority of monasteries were closed and the priests and monks expelled; ecclesiastical life became extremely difficult and was permanently under threat of reprisal. Numerous celebrated composers of sacred music were only permitted to publish secular compositions, but continued to work in secret.
Trinity College Choir Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Howells: Collegium Regale (2016)

Trinity College Choir Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Howells: Collegium Regale
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:05 min | 242 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

Howells' 'Coll Reg' is one of the glories of the Anglican repertoirea relative outsider to the church providing one of its greatest adornments of the twentieth century. Stephen Layton and his award-winning choir took the trip to Coventry Cathedral for this very special recording.

Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 26, 2016
Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]

Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 58:07 min | 603 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the young Norwegian violinist’s fifth Warner Classics release. Early 2015 brought a programme devoted entirely to Mozart, but her previous concerto discs were also notable for imaginative musical matchmaking: Tchaikovsky/Nielsen and Sibelius/Prokofiev. Both concertos on this new disc were written when their composers were in the USA around the time of World War II: the Korngold was completed in 1945, the Britten in 1939.

Gramophone - December 2016  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 8, 2016
Gramophone - December 2016

Gramophone - December 2016
English | 156 pages | True PDF | 37 MB

Gramophone Magazine - November 2016  Magazines

Posted by nextek at Nov. 9, 2016
Gramophone Magazine - November 2016

Gramophone Magazine - November 2016
English | 140 pages | True PDF | 29 MB
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006 (2016)

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 157:44 min | 2.82 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Linn Records | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2016

With two Gramophone Awards to his name and a reputation synonymous with excellence, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola is a musician who is at the top of his profession.With an established fan base built over his two decades with viol consort Phantasm, Luolajan-Mikkola makes his solo Linn debut in style,tackling what is considered the pinnacle of Bach's output for violinists: the Sonatas and Partitas.