Phantasm - William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ (2012) (Repost)

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Phantasm - William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ (2012) (Repost)

Phantasm - William Lawes: Consorts to the Organ (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:44 | 428 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 399

William Lawes, who was shot and killed during the English Civil War, was the intellectual of English viol music in the 17th century, and the pieces heard here will appeal most to those whose interests run to the brainy and slighly shocking: Gesualdo, Zelenka, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. "Consorts to the organ" are viol consort pieces with the accompaniment of a small organ, which here blends almost imperceptibly into the texture only to emerge into unexpected short solos.

Rosamunde Quartett - Tigran Mansurian: String Quartets (2005)

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Rosamunde Quartett - Tigran Mansurian: String Quartets (2005)

Rosamunde Quartett - Tigran Mansurian: String Quartets (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:19 | 187 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: 4763052

Although Tigran Mansurian has turned to the string quartet medium many times in his career, he has preserved only those mature works that reflect his deepest feelings and speak in a private language of mourning and loss. The chief influences behind the String Quartet No. 1, "In memory of David Chandschian" (1983-1984) and the String Quartet No. 2, "In memory of Eduard Chagagortzian" (1984) are evidently the quartets of Bartók and Shostakovich, though Mansurian has developed a quasi-religious strain derived from Armenian composer Komitas, which tends to make his works resemble the late twentieth century music of Arvo Pärt in its harmonic simplicity and chaste modality.

Chip Taylor - James Wesley Days: Best Of 99-10 (2008)

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Chip Taylor - James Wesley Days: Best Of 99-10 (2008)

Chip Taylor - James Wesley Days: Best Of 99-10 (2008)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 02:29:33 | 367 MB
Genre: Country, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Rootsy

Chip Taylor will probably always be known as the songwriter who wrote "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning." Born John Wesley Voight (actor Jon Voight is his older brother), Taylor began playing country music while still in high school in Yonkers, New York. After finishing high school, he briefly took up his father's occupation, becoming a professional golfer.

Barnabás Kelemen, Gergely Bogányi – Liszt: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)

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Barnabás Kelemen, Gergely Bogányi – Liszt: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)

Barnabás Kelemen, Gergely Bogányi – Liszt: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Digital Booklet | 02:04:23 | 505 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | Catalog: 31879/80

This is as complete a representation as humanly possible of all the music scored for violin and piano that Franz Liszt composed, arranged, or had some creative hand in. The 17 works span Liszt's entire career, from the young composer's elegant Zwei Walzer to his experimental late period (the two Elegies and the stark, foreboding La lugubre gondola).

The Four Seasons ‎ - Sing Big Hits By Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Bob Dylan / New Gold Hits (1996)

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The Four Seasons ‎ - Sing Big Hits By Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Bob Dylan / New Gold Hits (1996)

The Four Seasons ‎ - Sing Big Hits By Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Bob Dylan / New Gold Hits (1996)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:12:03 | 176 MB
Genre: Pop, Rock | Label: Ace

The seventh in a series of two-fer reissues of the 1960s albums by the Four Seasons and their lead singer Frankie Valli on the British label Ace, this disc combines the group's ninth studio album, The 4 Seasons Sing Big Hits by Burt Bacharach…Hal David…Bob Dylan (originally released in November 1965) and its eleventh, New Gold Hits (May 1967). (For good measure, Ace has tossed in two Four Seasons singles from 1966, "Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)" and "I've Got You Under My Skin.") These may be the quartet's two most misunderstood albums; for one thing, despite the presence of the word "Hits" in both titles, neither was actually a compilation.

Cliff Richard - 40 Years Of Hits In Holland (1998)

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Cliff Richard - 40 Years Of Hits In Holland (1998)

Cliff Richard - 40 Years Of Hits In Holland (1998)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:06:26 | 162 MB
Genre: Rock, Pop | Label: EMI

Cliff Richard scored his first Dutch hit in 1959, when "Living Doll," his sixth U.K. hit (and first number one) conquered the Netherlands as effortlessly as it swept across the rest of Europe. And, no less than in any other country on the continent, it set the stage for a career that would still be going strong half a century later. This collection of Richard's biggest Dutch hit singles is, of course, no different than any other gathering of his biggest successes.

Claudi Arimany, Gdansk Symphonic Orchestra, Janusz Przybylsky - Francois Devienne: Flute Concertos (2003) (Repost)

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Claudi Arimany, Gdansk Symphonic Orchestra, Janusz Przybylsky - Francois Devienne: Flute Concertos (2003) (Repost)

Claudi Arimany, Gdansk Symphonic Orchestra, Janusz Przybylsky - Francois Devienne: Flute Concertos (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:48 | 367 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Membran International | Catalog: 221021

François Devienne (31 January 1759 – 5 September 1803) was a French composer and professor for flute at the Paris Conservatory. Devienne was born in Joinville, Haute-Marne, as the youngest of fourteen children of a saddlemaker. After receiving his first musical training as a choirboy in his hometown, he was playing in various Parisian ensembles as soloist and orchestra player.

Berliner Philharmoniker, Klaus Tennstedt – Wagner: Orchestral Music (2005) (Repost)

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Klaus Tennstedt – Wagner: Orchestral Music (2005) (Repost)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Klaus Tennstedt – Wagner: Orchestral Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:37:12 | 445 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5 86248 2

One is struck by the fact that the BPO, who must have been through all this music so often, can under a conductor who obviously inspires them, produce playing that is at once so polished and so fresh. One of the very finest Wagner orchestral collections in the catalog.

Hans Jörg Mammel, Arthur Schoonderwoerd - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2006) (Repost)

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Hans Jörg Mammel, Arthur Schoonderwoerd - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2006) (Repost)

Hans Jörg Mammel, Arthur Schoonderwoerd - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:44 | 318 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha | Catalog: 101

This is surely a Winterreise too far. The finest interpreters – including, among tenors, Peter Schreier, Ian Bostridge and Christoph Prégardien – make the wanderer’s inner and outer journey through the snowbound landscape a cathartic experience. Hans Jörg Mammel, whose career has been largely in early music, musters a generalised sensitivity but never grips or haunts the imagination.

Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: The Original Jacket Collection (10CD) (2008)

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Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: The Original Jacket Collection (10CD) (2008)

Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: The Original Jacket Collection (10CD) (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 10:25:07 | xxx MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88697 27988 2

How much do you like Leonard Bernstein? Carnegie Hall is betting you like him a lot as it has collaborated with Sony to prepare this 10-CD set, The Original Jacket Collection: Bernstein Conducts Bernstein. It contains every album Bernstein made of his own music for CBS Records, beginning with his 1950 recording of the Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" – predating his tenure with the New York Philharmonic by nearly a decade – to the ballet Dybbuk in 1974, recorded with the New York City Ballet Orchestra several years after his departure.

Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009) (Repost)

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Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009) (Repost)

Knabenkantorei Basel, Ensemble Ad Fontes, Beat Raaflaub - C.P.E. Bach: Markus-Passion (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:19 | 501 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Ars Musici | Catalog: 232181

When it came to writing Passions, C. P. E. Bach was certainly far more prolific than his father, whose St. Matthew Passion is by far and away the model against which all others are currently measured. He wrote 21 of these, or rather, he wrote bits and pieces of each one, the rest of which was cobbled together from works by his contemporaries and even his father.

The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 (2013) (Repost)

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The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 (2013) (Repost)

The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 133:35 | 684 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67955

The calling card here is the use of an Amsterdam edition of Haydn's Op. 33 string quartets that reverses the order of some of the inner movements. It's never made clear why this edition should get priority over the dozens of others that circulated around Europe, with and without Haydn's consent, but so be it; there are some tempo novelties here that shed some light on how Haydn's music was received, at least in some quarters. There the good news ends.

Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlos Kleiber – Beethoven: Symphonien Nos. 5 & 7 (1996) (Repost)

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Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlos Kleiber – Beethoven: Symphonien Nos. 5 & 7 (1996) (Repost)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlos Kleiber – Beethoven: Symphonien Nos. 5 & 7 (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:58 | 370 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 447 400-2

As recommendable an album as anyone could wish, Carlos Kleiber's performances with the Vienna Philharmonic of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, and the Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, are classics that should always be within reach, and this disc should be passed along to friends as the single best pairing of these two pieces. Other performances of these symphonies are absolutely essential to know, and recordings by many great conductors and orchestras certainly compete with this Deutsche Grammophon album for listeners' affections.

Kuijken String Quartet - Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K.581, Horn Quintet K.407, Oboe Quartet K.370 (2005)

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Kuijken String Quartet - Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K.581, Horn Quintet K.407, Oboe Quartet K.370 (2005)

Kuijken String Quartet – Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K.581, Horn Quintet K.407, Oboe Quartet K.370 (2005)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:08 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Records | Catalog: SACC 72145

Does the name Sigiswald Kuijken mean anything to you? How about his brother Wieland Kuijken? How about the name of the string quartet they founded together with François Fernandez and Marleen Theirs in 1986, the Kuijken Quartet? No? It's not surprising. Although the players are among the finest Dutch period instrument musicians, with the Kuijken brothers having been frequent partners with harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt, the Kuijken Quartet has made only a few recordings for the Japanese Denon label, all of which got poor circulation outside of Japan and Europe and most of which have long since gone out of print.

Hausmusik - Mozart: String Quintets (1993)

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Hausmusik - Mozart: String Quintets (1993)

Hausmusik - Mozart: String Quintets (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:26 | 303 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: CDC 7-54876

Mozart’s last string quintets, K593 and K614, were completed during the 12 months preceding his death in December 1791. The medium held a special fascination for Mozart; his Quintet in C, K515 (1787), is arguably the richest, and certainly the longest of all his chamber compositions. The first of the works recorded here by Hausmusik, K593, opens with a discursive introduction, unparalleled elsewhere in the cycle of six quintets.