Mozart

Mozart - Oratorios, Cantatas, Masonic Music (Peter Schreier) [1991]

Mozart - Oratorios, Cantatas, Masonic Music (Peter Schreier) [1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 268 MB
Classical | Label: Elite Classics | Catalog Number: AS-364-A | TT: 61'26

Wolfgang Mozart joined the order of the freemasons at the lodge "Zur Wohltдtigkeit" (Benefaction) in Vienna on December 14, 1784. Mozart and freemasonry seemed an ideal match, and in a little over a year he would achieve the status of "master mason." A small number of works among Mozart's late output was intended directly for use in Masonic lodges, and two major non-Masonic works, the opera Die Zauberflцte (The Magic Flute, K. 620) and the Requiem K. 626, share strong Masonic connections. The best known of Mozart's Masonic compositions is the Maurerische Trauermusik, K. 477 (479a) scored originally for two violins, two violas, clarinet, basset horn, two oboes, two horns, and bass. Mozart later added parts for two additional basset horns and bassoon, resulting in an instrumentation absolutely unique in Mozart's vast output…
- David Lewis
Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli - Lenzi & Mozart: Sacred Music in Lombardy 1770-80 (2017)

Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli - Lenzi & Mozart: Sacred Music in Lombardy 1770-80 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:57 | 154 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Release Year: 2017

Carlo Lenzi, born in 1735 near Bergamo, was educated in Naples, famous for its four conservatories. He worked for 40 years as maestro di cappella at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo. His permanent residence in that town was both a blessing and a curse to the composer: on the one hand he occupied a prestigious position, which was safe and stable, but on the other hand he was limited to a local audience, so that his works were largely confined to Bergamo, cut off from the most important international communication channels. We are presented with the opportunity to rediscover this treasure today: an extensive vocal and instrumental oeuvre, largely comparable with Mozart’s and Haydn’s works.
Jean Claude Pennetier - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 21 & No. 24 (2017)

Jean Claude Pennetier - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 21 & No. 24
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:52 min | 219 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

With these two piano concertos, Jean-Claude Pennetier establishes the authenticity of Mozart’s gift. The tenderness and fire of No. 21 mirror the anguish and inner intensity of No. 24. The two pieces are close to perfect and prove, as Mauriac put it, that: “As long as men inhabit the earth, just a few bars of Mozart can remind us of the paradise we lost, a paradise that may still exist as long as we can hear the echoes of its laughter and tears in such divine music.
Riccardo Minasi & Maxim Emelyanychev - Mozart: Violin Sonatas (2016)

Riccardo Minasi & Maxim Emelyanychev - Mozart: Violin Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:34 min | 317 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Tre splendidi esempi di come il maestro di Salisburgo trasformò la sonata per violino e pianoforte in una delle più raffinate forme di musica da camera»: così recita l’adesivo promozionale applicato sulla copertina di questo disco.

Daria van den Bercken - Keys To Mozart (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 19, 2017
Daria van den Bercken - Keys To Mozart (2015)

Daria van den Bercken - Keys To Mozart (2015)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:05:13 | 164 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

To classify this Mozart release by Dutch pianist Daria van den Bercken might mean putting it under the heading of modern-piano interpretations influenced by the historical-performance movement. Van den Bercken herself says in her notes that although she comes "up against a wall" when she plays Mozart on a fortepiano, she admires and has been inspired by the work of fortepianist Malcolm Bilson and conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Her Mozart is sharply articulated and only lightly pedaled. On another level, though, her readings owe little to historically oriented performances. The "keys to Mozart" in the album title are pretty general (look to opera to understand Mozart's melodies), but van den Bercken's readings are individual and very finely wrought.
Mozart - Così Fan Tutte (Wagner, Losier; Jordan) 2017 [HDTV 720p]

Mozart - Cosi Fan Tutte (Wagner, Losier; Jordan) 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~4 mbps, 25 fps | Italian, AC3 384 kbps, 6 ch | Subs: Eng, Fre, Ger, Ita, Spa, Swe | 03:20:35 | 4.7 GB
Classical, Opera buffa, Ballet | Paris Opera | HDTV->TS

The music of Così fan tutte is truly extraordinary – complex in its symmetry, jovial and yet infused with an almost sacred melancholia. An extraordinary score where each note seems intended to make us accept a loss – lost paradise, lost youth, or a lost loved-one – and portray a world where all is in a constant state of flux. This laboratory of eroticism could but inspire choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who excels in revealing a work’s innermost geometry on stage. With six singers doubled by six dancers, she depicts the desire which unites and separates human beings, like the interactions between atoms that, once broken, make new bonds possible. Live at Opera de Paris, February 16, 2017.
Claude Bolling Sextet - Jazzgang Amadeus Mozart (1965) Reissue 2007

Claude Bolling Sextet - Jazzgang Amadeus Mozart (1965)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 189 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Jazz & Classical | Label: Philips | # 983 781-2 | Time: 00:29:08

The reissue of keyboardist Claude Bolling's recordings of the 1960s may prompt a positive reevaluation of his contributions. Bolling has been known, at least outside France, mostly for the flute-and-piano works he composed for Jean-Pierre Rampal; his recordings with Rampal hit a certain popular groove and stuck with the formula. They were undeniably appealing in a simple way, but they became fatally overexposed. Bolling's earlier recordings reveal more imagination in his treatment of the relationship between jazz and classical music. Take for example this 1965 album, recorded in Paris. It's one of the few successful jazz treatments of Mozart, who is notoriously resistant to jazz treatment. The difficulty comes as a result of Mozart's reliance on harmonic rhythm, or the speed of the rate of change of the harmonies in the music. This feature seems impossible to capture in jazz, which heavily relies on regular chord changes, but Bolling's solutions here, making use of a classic jazz sextet, are brilliantly imaginative.
Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2017)

Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Mozart: Posthorn Serenade & Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:35 min | 315 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Die Kölner Akademie and Michael Willens have previously recorded Mozart’s complete piano concertos with Ronald Brautigam, earning praise for their fresh and colourful contributions to the series. The team now releases the first of four projected disc with further Mozart scores, beginning with two of the composer’s best-loved serenades. Serenades were a characteristic feature of Salzburg musical life: opening with a march and continuing with as many as eight or nine separate movements on an orchestral scale, such works will have been ringing in Mozart’s ears from childhood.
Louis-Philippe Marsolais, Mathieu Lussier & Les Violons du Roy - Mozart: Horn Concertos & Bassoon Concerto (2017)

Louis-Philippe Marsolais, Mathieu Lussier & Les Violons du Roy - Mozart: Horn Concertos & Bassoon Concerto
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:28 min | 303 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

The distinctive colors of wind instruments can be heard in almost every line in the masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. From 1781 until his death in 1791, Mozart wrote the equivalent of five concertos for horn - four practically complete concertos and some fragments; the works in this sequence track his evolving style. Canadian horn player Louis-Philippe Marsolais performs the four complete concertos for horn edited by musicologist Robert D. Levin. Joining Marsolais are Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Mathieu Lussier. Les Violons du Roy's discography spans 32 titles, including three Jun Award-winning albums and one Felix Award winner.
Sokolov - Mozart & Rachmaninov Concertos - Pinnock, Tortelier (2017) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Sokolov - Mozart & Rachmaninov Concertos - Pinnock, Tortelier (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 298 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 170 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This release - set for March 2017 - is a piece of history: it is a combination of unreleased and historic audio and visuals. It allows a unique view of the enigmatic maestro Grigory Sokolov’s life because it offers an opportunity to hear authentic performances from over ten and even twenty years ago accompanied by a brand-new film by Nadia Zhdanova.