Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)

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Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)

Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert de Leeuw - Vienna. Fin de Siècle (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 287 Mb | Total time: 77:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 393 | Recorded: 2017

Soprano Barbara Hannigan has become something of a cult favorite with her deep dives into specific and unusual repertories. Her self-presentation in concert is unorthodox and marked by full-scale efforts to communicate the essence of the music at hand, in works ranging from Berio to Gershwin. So it is with this set of songs from the decade and a half on either side of 1900 in Vienna. The enjoyment begins with the physically passionate cover, an example of her way of personifying the music's spirit. Hannigan's is an utterly distinctive voice, edgy and coruscating, and she knows how to tone down her considerable virtuosic powers to the dimensions of the music, such as that here, intended for small rooms.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 220 Mb | Total time: 62:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 9029527643 | Recorded: 2019

At the heart of this programme of Beethoven songs performed by Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano is the song cycle 'An die ferne Geliebte' (to the distant beloved). Bostridge describes it as 'the distillation of Beethoven as a lover'. Among the other items are the rapturously lyrical 'Adelaide', the sombre 'In questa tomba oscura' and a selection of Beethoven's settings of folksongs from the British Isles, which elicit the participation of violinist Vilde Frang and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. 'When we all play together,' says Pappano, 'it's like a family making music at home.'

Trio - Da Da Da (1996)

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Trio - Da Da Da (1996)

Trio - Da Da Da (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) -> 289 MB | Scans included | 49:13
Genre: New Wave & Post-Punk | Label: Spectrum Music | #552 744-2

Trio, the minimalists of Neue Deutsche Welle, have made far better pieces than DaDaDa. Some of these pieces, which underline the genius of this band, can be heard on this album. Very suitable for getting to know and love trio. One should not expect more, however, one should look for more extensive publications.

David Greco & Van Diemen’s Band - Bach: Bass Cantatas (2020)

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David Greco & Van Diemen’s Band - Bach: Bass Cantatas (2020)

David Greco & Van Diemen’s Band - Bach: Bass Cantatas (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 320 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | 01:04:26
Classical, Vocal | Label: ABC Classics

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is pure perfection: a vast yet intricate tapestry of heavenly beauty and human emotion. Music was for Bach the means through which mortals could directly experience the divine, and his cantatas reveal his extraordinary gift for communicating directly with his listeners, even across three centuries. As dramatic and passionate as any opera, each cantata carries us deep into the heart of its story.

Sir Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra, Elsa Dreisig - Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives (2020)

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Sir Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra, Elsa Dreisig - Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives (2020)

Sir Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Pavol Breslik, Elsa Dreisig & David Soar - Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus am Ölberge) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 193 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 105 Mb | 00:45:21
Classical, Opera | Label: LSO Live

Composed in 1803, while Beethoven was also writing the ‘Eroica’ Symphony, Christ on the Mount of Olives (Christus am Ölberge) is the composer’s only oratorio and combines the emotive force of his later Missa Solemnis with the theatre of a Bach Passion. With orchestra, chorus and soloists, it tells the story of Jesus’ prayer and arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane and also reflects the emotional pressure Beethoven was under at the time.

Jonas Kaufmann - It's Christmas! (2020)

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Jonas Kaufmann - It's Christmas! (2020)

Jonas Kaufmann - It's Christmas! (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 611 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 276 Mb | 02:00:01
Classical, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical

In a Christmas album that is a gift itself, Jonas Kaufmann the most acclaimed operatic tenor of the age echoes his own holiday memories and joys with It s Christmas!, celebrating the most festive time of the year with a unique selection of beloved songs and carols. This uniquely rich and diverse holiday album features 40 favorites that reflect the many facets of Christmas, from ancient Christian hymns to contemporary pop classics.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 4 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,72 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

Astrid Varnay - Wagner: Scenes from Tristan und Isolde & Wesendonck Lieder (1989)

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Astrid Varnay - Wagner: Scenes from Tristan und Isolde & Wesendonck Lieder (1989)

Astrid Varnay - Wagner: Scenes from Tristan und Isolde & Wesendonck Lieder (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 309 Mb | Total time: 63:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 423 955-2 | Recorded: 1954-1959

Most notable is a Liebestod of superbly controlled intensity. In the Narrative and Curse the exultant, passionate power of Varnay's singing exposes one hint of mannerism—a tendency to press too hard on certain syllables, and to seem, in consequence, an Isolde more unyielding than volatile. The difficulty a great Wagnerian can have in scaling her voice down is most noticeable in the first of the Wesendonk Lieder: Varnay is best in the rapt, inner intensity of No. 3, "Im Treibhaus". Such inner intensity is also abundant in the long extract from Act 2 of Tristan.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,13 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei - Schein: Fontana d'Israel (2011)

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Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei - Schein: Fontana d'Israel (2011)

Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei - Schein: Fontana d'Israel (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 331 Mb | Total time: 87:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | C5069 | Recorded: 1989

In the only one of Johann Schein's religious works to be reissued as long as twenty-two years after his death, Fontana D'Israel (Fountain of Israel) is still regarded as his most exceptional artistic achievement. This Israelsbrünnlein contains twenty-six vocal compositions, which, as Schein writes, "can be comfortably played on their own with lively voice and instruments, and also on the organ/harpsichord" and to which he had added a figured bass, admittedly dispensable in most cases.

Die Ärzte (Die Arzte) - Bäst Of [5LP Limited Edition Box Set] (2006)

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Die Ärzte (Die Arzte) - Bäst Of [5LP Limited Edition Box Set] (2006)

Die Ärzte (Die Arzte) - Bäst Of [5LP Limited Edition Box Set] (2006)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Run Time: 03:03:00 | 1,39 Gb | Covers - 124,19 Mb
Genre: Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock, ska punk, pop rock | Label: Hot Action Records

Das Album erschien – jeweils verpackt in einer Stahlbox – als Doppel-CD- und limitiertes 5-fach-Vinyl-Album. In der Stahlbox ist eine ä-förmige Auslassung eingestanzt. Durch „Umsortieren“ der CD-Sleeves bzw. der LPs erscheint das „ä“ entweder rot oder grün (Booklet), weiß oder gelb (CD 1), schwarz oder blau (CD 2) durch die Auslassung. Auf der ersten CD befinden sich – chronologisch sortiert – alle 23 Singles der Band seit 1993. Da mit Quark / Kopfüber in die Hölle und Komm zurück / Die Banane zwei Doppel-A-Seiten-Singles vertreten sind, ergibt dies 25 Tracks. Quark ist der einzige Track, der nicht in der (textlich veränderten) Single-Version enthalten ist, sondern in der Album-Version.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 2 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 2 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 2 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,49 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 1 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 1 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 1 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,18 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

Die Ärzte (Die Arzte) - Bäst Of [5LP Limited Edition Box Set] (2006)

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Die Ärzte (Die Arzte) - Bäst Of [5LP Limited Edition Box Set] (2006)

Die Ärzte (Die Arzte) - Bäst Of [5LP Limited Edition Box Set] (2006)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 03:03:00 | 432 Mb
Genre: Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock, ska punk, pop rock | Label: Hot Action Records

Das Album erschien – jeweils verpackt in einer Stahlbox – als Doppel-CD- und limitiertes 5-fach-Vinyl-Album. In der Stahlbox ist eine ä-förmige Auslassung eingestanzt. Durch „Umsortieren“ der CD-Sleeves bzw. der LPs erscheint das „ä“ entweder rot oder grün (Booklet), weiß oder gelb (CD 1), schwarz oder blau (CD 2) durch die Auslassung. Auf der ersten CD befinden sich – chronologisch sortiert – alle 23 Singles der Band seit 1993. Da mit Quark / Kopfüber in die Hölle und Komm zurück / Die Banane zwei Doppel-A-Seiten-Singles vertreten sind, ergibt dies 25 Tracks. Quark ist der einzige Track, der nicht in der (textlich veränderten) Single-Version enthalten ist, sondern in der Album-Version.

La Petite Bande - Johann Sebastian Bach: Motets (2006)

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La Petite Bande - Johann Sebastian Bach: Motets (2006)

La Petite Bande - Johann Sebastian Bach: Motets (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 294 Mb | Total time: 56:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | SACC 72160 | Recorded: 2003

If you cannot imagine what Bach's five great motets would sound like as chamber music, this disc by La Petite Bande will provide an answer: they sound fabulous. With eight singers, five string players, and four wind players plus continuo, La Petite Bande's performances sound absolutely clear – even in the densest textures, every line is ideally balanced – incredibly colorful – the combinations of voices, strings, winds, and organ seem endlessly subtle – and, best of all, unbelievably expressive. Everyone's a soloist and every line is a melody, thereby making Bach's music seem more personal and intimate than usual. Of course, part of the reason for this is that most recordings of the motets, whether a cappella or accompanied, are arguably too big and heavy.