Sinfonia

Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Konig, Malena Ernman - Gosta Nystroem: Sinfonia del Mare, Sinfonia Breve (2011)

Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Konig, Malena Ernman - Gosta Nystroem: Sinfonia del Mare, Sinfonia Breve (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:03 | 239 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | Catalog: BISCD 1682

BIS has previously released two discs with Malmö Symphony Orchestra performing symphonies by Gösta Nystroem (1890–1966). The cycle is completed with the present CD, which contains the first of the composer's six symphonies, Sinfonia breve, as well as the third, and perhaps most well-known, Sinfonia del mare.
Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)

Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 57:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617159 | Recorded: 2003

The world has not yet fully discovered the riches of the impressive music libraries and archives of Portugal. They testify to the often complex trajectories followed all over Europe by a repertoire of splendid pieces, many of them showing the extent to which the Italian style had taken root in eighteenth-century Portugal. The superb mass by Pergolesi recorded here is a highly characteristic example. But the ensemble Turicum wanted to go even further in their exploration of this repertoire, accompanying the mass with performances of works by composers now totally (and unjustly) unknown, such as Antonio Gallassi and David Perez, not to mention Leonardo leo, acknowledged in his own time as a supreme master of sacred music.
Łukasz Borowicz & Polska Orkiestra Sinfonia Iuventus - Paderewski & Stojowski: Muzyka Polska na Fortepian i Orkiestre (2017)

Łukasz Borowicz & Polska Orkiestra Sinfonia Iuventus - Paderewski & Stojowski: Muzyka Polska na Fortepian i Orkiestre (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:24 | 125 MB
Label: WM Poland

This second Warner Classics album from the Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus sheds light on two of Poland’s greatest composers: Ignacy Jan Paderewski (with a high-energy performance of his famed Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.17 featuring British pianist Jonathan Plowright) and the lesser-known Zygmunt Stojowski (with the world-premiere recording of his Symphony Rhapsody for piano and orchestra Op. 23).
Anastasia Khitruk, Andrey Tchekmazov, Dmitry Yablonsky - Miklos Rozsa: Violin Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante (2007)

Anastasia Khitruk, Andrey Tchekmazov, Dmitry Yablonsky - Miklos Rozsa: Violin Concerto, Sinfonia Concertante (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:38 | 280 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8570350

Miklos Rózsa arrived in Hollywood in 1940 after study in Leipzig and a stint in Paris where Arthur Honegger encouraged him to compose music for films. In California he found a strong community of expatriate composers including Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Korngold, and some of the finest instrumental soloists then active, including Heifetz, Rubinstein and Piatigorsky.
Sinfonia Lahti, Okko Kamu - Harri Ahmas: Symphony No. 1 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sinfonia Lahti, Okko Kamu - Harri Ahmas: Symphony No. 1 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:43 minutes | 632 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Harri Ahmas is a bassoon (Fagott) player in the Lahti SO, and, as such, he has participated in countless recordings for us. He has also aranged a lot of music included in that orchestra's records of Finnish Psalms without singing - an as surprising as overwhelming sales success story). Not content with that, he is also a composer in his own right, and we are proud to be able to present to you his First Symphony, lovingly played by his orchestra under no less than Okko Kamu. This is, for the time being, a digital-only release, so this is the only chance you have to buy it until further notice.
Perttu Kivilaakso, Jyväskylä Sinfonia & Ville Matvejeff - Olli Virtaperko: Romer's Gap – 3 Concertos (2017)

Perttu Kivilaakso, Jyväskylä Sinfonia & Ville Matvejeff - Olli Virtaperko: Romer's Gap – 3 Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:27 min | 362 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

This exciting new release of contemporary music includes three new concertos by Finnish composer Olli Virtaperko (b. 1973). The concertos are combining multiple styles from Baroque to prog jazz as well as different performance practices. Romers Gap is a concerto for electrically amplified cello featuring as soloist Perttu Kivilaakso, best known as lead cellist in the multi-million selling rock band Apocalyptica. Ambrosian Delights is a concerto for the knifonium, a vacuum-tube-based analogue synthesiser created by Jonte Knif.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gidon Kremer - Mozart: Violin Concertos 1-5, Sinfonia Concertante (2006/1984)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gidon Kremer - Mozart: Violin Concertos 1-5, Sinfonia Concertante (2006/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.37 Gb+5.50 Gb (2xDVD9) | 153 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

Filmed in Vienna's Grosser Musikvereinssaal in the early 1980s, this fabled rendering of Mozart's complete violin concertos appears on DVD for the first time. Premier violinist Gidon Kremer unites with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Wiener Philharmoniker in a tribute to the musical genius Harnoncourt deems "the most Romantic composer of all".
Richard Hickox, City of London Baroque Sinfonia - Handel: Alcina (2006)

Richard Hickox, City of London Baroque Sinfonia - Handel: Alcina (2006)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1007 Mb | Total time: 79:35+74:11+63:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 3 58681 2 | Recorded: 1985

This is a wonderful studio recording of one of Handel's most accomplished opera's. Unlike Christie's live recording where the voices seem too remote this production has excellent balance and faultless sound. Arleen Auger is magnificent. She is involved and passionate and has a voice of both power and beauty. Indeed, the whole cast is second to none. Where this set surpasses Christie is the warmth and immediacy of the performance.
"KC London" (London, England)
Kevin Mallon - Caldara: Vaticini di Pace (Christmas Cantata); Sinfonia No. 5 & 6 (1996)

Caldara - Vaticini di Pace (Christmas Cantata); Sinfonia No. 5 & 6 (Mallon) (1996)
APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Complete Artwork (jpg) => 274 MB | 65’26
EAC Rip | Classical/Sacred/Vocal | Label: Naxos | FServe/FSonic

… are the personages in this "Christmas Cantata" written in 1712 for performance at the Vatican. The notes with the CD suggest a burden of historical and political allusions in the libretto, quite interesting in their way but utterly imperceptible to modern ears. Really, the recitativos and arias of Caldara's Vaticini di Pace sound remarkably like Handel - the same broad but expressive melodies, the same robust instrumental accompaniment, the same treatment of the voice as a thing apart from the instruments, so unlike the hard-to-sing instrument-like vocal lines of JS Bach. To listeners of 1712, of course, it would have been vice-versa, Handel who sounded like Caldara, since Caldara was fifteen years older and well established.
Bergen Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:00 | 179 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This is the eagerly awaited final volume in our historic series of Vaughan Williams’s Symphonies, started about twenty-five years ago by the late Richard Hickox, and recently continued by that other expert in British repertoire, Sir Andrew Davis.