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Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Erich Leinsdorf - Mozart: 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'; 'Posthorn'; Six German Dances (1992)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'; 'Posthorn'; Six German Dances (1992)
Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by George Szell, London SO, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # SBK 48 266 | Time: 01:14:27

Every major conductor, and most not-so-major ones, comes around to recording Eine kleine Nachtmusik, but not so many do it as well as George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra strings. And let’s face it, you won’t find a period-instrument ensemble that plays with anything like this level of polish. The fact is, Szell’s conception of Mozart was not terribly far from “period” sensibilities: restrained use of vibrato, incisive rhythms, crisp ensemble, lively tempos, but also a welcome degree of warmth to the sound and of course incredible ensemble discipline and some of the best players on the planet. And he had real period instruments, meaning performers who owned top quality old violins and bows, not inferior modern reproductions of them. The result is as lovely a performance of Mozart’s perennially delicious Serenade as we are ever likely to hear.
Shai Wosner - Franz Schubert: Piano Sonatas D840 & D850; 6 German Dances D820; Hungarian Melody D817 (2011)

Shai Wosner - Franz Schubert: Piano Sonatas D840 & D850;
6 German Dances D820; Hungarian Melody D817 (2011)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | # ONYX 4073 | Time: 01:16:24

With this recital Shai Wosner declares himself a Schubertian of unfaltering authority and character. Entirely modern in style (tonally lean and sharply focused, never given to easy or sentimental options), he relishes every twist and turn in the so-called Reliquie Sonata, with its quasi-orchestral, defiantly unpianistic first movement and its astonishing second movement modulations (Alkan himself never wrote anything more boldly experimental). Unlike Richter in his monolithic recording, Wosner opts for the two completed movements rather than allowing the music to evaporate into thin air, displaying throughout a finely concentrated sense of music that achieves its vision and depth through extreme austerity.

VA - Dances Of Old Vienna (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 19, 2017
VA - Dances Of Old Vienna (2017)

VA - Dances Of Old Vienna
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 152:53 min | 352 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 25 | 2017

A 2CD set featuring some recordings available on CD for the first time. Among the final albums made by the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt was a history in sound of Viennese dance, the waltzes and polkas that made contemporary millionaires of the Strauss dynasty and have since travelled the world not least thanks to the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Day concert. The leader of those concerts for 25 years, Willi Boskovsky, had already made such a history back in 1967: ‘Dances of Old Vienna’.
Bart van Oort - Mozart: Complete Piano Works (2006) (14CDs Box Set)

Bart van Oort - Mozart: Complete Piano Works (2006) (14CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 14 CDs, 14:49:17 min | 3,2 Gb | Scans->20 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

This 14-CD set is really very complete (a few absences are mentioned below). Besides the solo fortepiano works, it features works for piano four-hands, two pianos, even works for organ and the adagio for glass harmonica KV 617a, though these works are performed on the fortepiano. Frankly, I can't bear listening to the glass harmonica, but I prefer the organ works played on organ and the CD with Mozart's organ works I recommend is Mozart - L'oeuvre pour orgue, Olivier Vernet, Cédric Meckler, Ligia Digital. Furthermore, this box presents some never before recorded works comprising recent authentications of Mozart's authorship; doubtful and spurious works; fragments. I name these works below.
Gil Shaham, Göran Söllscher - Schubert: Schubert for Two (2003)

Gil Shaham, Göran Söllscher - Schubert: Schubert for Two (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 405 MB | 01:16:02
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This CD's main attraction for many will be Gil Shaham's velvety violin in gorgeous, largely off-beat music. Others will relish these Schubert works in arrangements that replace the piano with the expert guitar of Göran Söllscher, enhancing the impression of hearing Schubert's music in the intimate domestic setting for which it was written. Most of the works are short, melodically rich dance-based gems on which Shaham and Söllscher lavish a Romantic tonal fullness and freedom rarely heard these days. Sometimes that's a bit too much of a good thing, as works like the Violin Sonata in D veer close to the sentimental.
Bruno Walter - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (Expanded Edition) (1955/2004)

Bruno Walter - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (Expanded Edition) (1955/2004)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 400 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 MB | 01:17:00
Classical | Label: Sony Classical/Legacy

Even Bruno Walter, who in old age was a softer conductor than anyone before or since, didn't dare to swathe Haydn in romantic velvet. But Beethoven's Sym. 1 and 2 gave him that opportunity. These cross-over works from the world of Haydn can be successfully played as heroic precursors (by Klemperer, Karajan and Bernstein, for example), but Walter strives to make them sunny and carefree, and his approach works.
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rachmaninoff Plays Symphonic Dances: Newly Discovered 1940 Recording (2018) {3CD Set Marston 53022-2}

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rachmaninoff Plays Symphonic Dances: Newly Discovered 1940 Recording (2018) {3CD Set Marston 53022-2}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 511 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 450 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 130 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Marston | 53022-2
Classical / Early 20th Century / Piano Solo / Piano Concerto / Historic Recording

At an impromptu gathering in 1940, Sergei Rachmaninoff demonstrated at the piano just how he wanted his new orchestral work, Symphonic Dances, to be performed. Rachmaninoff, one of the greatest of all pianists, reduced the orchestral score for a single piano on this occasion. That recording is presented here in two versions: first, edited to conform to the score and again, just as the occasion unfolded, as Rachmaninoff jumped from place to place as he demonstrated.

VA - Amadeus - Best of Mozart (2019)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 29, 2019
VA - Amadeus - Best of Mozart (2019)

VA - Amadeus - Best of Mozart (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 349 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 190 MB | 01:19:55
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not only one of the greatest composers of the Classical period, but one of the greatest of all time. Surprisingly, he is not identified with radical formal or harmonic innovations, or with the profound kind of symbolism heard in some of Bach's works. Mozart's best music has a natural flow and irresistible charm, and can express humor, joy or sorrow with both conviction and mastery. His operas, especially his later efforts, are brilliant examples of high art, as are many of his piano concertos and later symphonies. Even his lesser compositions and juvenile works feature much attractive and often masterful music.
Ekaterina Derzhavina - Haydn: Variations & Pieces for Piano (2019)

Ekaterina Derzhavina - Haydn: Variations & Pieces for Piano (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 232 Mb | 01:41:21
Classical | Label: Profil Melden

Ekaterina Derzhavina records ‘Variations & Pieces for Piano’, a double disc with Haydn classics. The release of Haydn's Complete Piano Sonatas on 9 CDs in 2013 was critically acclaimed throughout the world and nominated 2014 for the International Classical Music Award. The Boston Globe, USA, wrote: 'Ekaterina Derzhavina's name was new to me, but this 9-CD set of Haydn's complete piano sonatas should broaden her recognition considerably. Her playing is elegant, stylish, and above all imaginative, showing just how creative the composer was … her feel for Haydn's originality comes through brilliantly.'
Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace (1989) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace (1989) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 495 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 293 Mb | Scans included
Label: Elektra/Nonesuch | # 7559-79217-2 | Time: 01:58:32
Genre: Classical, Minimalism, Avant-Garde

There is no string quartet that has ever been written that can compare length and diversity with Terry Riley's Salome Dances for Peace. Morton Feldman has written a longer one, but it is confined to his brilliant field of notational relationships and open tonal spaces. Riley's magnum opus, which dwarfs Beethoven's longest quartet by three, is a collection of so many different kinds of music, many of which had never been in string quartet form before and even more of which would – or should – never be rubbing up against one another in the same construct. Riley is a musical polymath, interested in music from all periods and cultures: there are trace elements of jazz and blues up against Indian classical music, North African Berber folk melodies, Native American ceremonial music, South American shamanistic power melodies – and many more. The reason they are brought together in this way is for the telling of an allegorical story. In Riley's re-examining Salome's place in history, he finds a way to redeem both her and the world through her talent.