Saturday, February 28, 2009

Elina Garanca - Bel Canto

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Lucrezia Borgia
1) Il segreto per esser felici [2:45]
L'assedio di Calais
2) Al mio core [3:31]
Roberto Devereux
3) All'afflitto è dolce il pianto (Sara) [3:35]
Dom Sébastien, Roi de Portugal
4) Que faire - Sol adoré de la patrie [5:55]

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Adelson e Salvini
5) Dopo l'oscuro nembo [6:34]

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Maria Stuarda
6) Si, vuol di Francia il Rege (Elisabetta) [1:09]
7) Ah! quando all'ara scorgemi [3:00]
8) In tal giorno di contento [1:44]
9) Ah! dal ciel discenda un raggio [3:50]

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
10) Andante [2:04]
11) O patria! dolce, e ingrata patria [3:47]
12) Di tanti palpiti [3:04]
Maometto II
13) Terzetto: "In questi estremi istanti" (Calbo, Anna, Erisso) [6:25]

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi
14) Lieto del dolce incarco [1:44]
15) Ascolta, se Romeo t'uccise [2:51]
16) Riedi al campo [0:48]
17) La tremenda ultrice spada [3:34]

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
L'assedio di Calais
18) Io l'udia chiarmarmi a nome [4:27]
19) Suon tremendo! [1:13]
20) La speme un dolce palpito [2:34]

Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Roberto Abbado

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Diana Damrau ~ Mozart ~ Donna


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Diana Damrau ~ Arie di bravura


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Jerome Kern ~ Show Boat


Natalie Dessay ~ Mozart Concert Arias


Massenet ~ Werther


Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART - Le Coffret du 250e Anniversaire (2 CDs)

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART - Le Coffret du 250e Anniversaire (2 CDs)
Classical | RIP+UP | ape format | CD Cover et Stickers | 562 Mb
Release Date 12/2005/Extrait de l'intégrale "MOZART 2006"
Brilliant Classics/Joan Record NL

CD 1

01 Molto Allegro - Symphonie n° 40.mp3
02 Andante - Symphonie n° 40.mp3
03 Menuetto - Symphonie n° 40.mp3
04 Allegro assai - Symphonie n° 40.mp3

Mozart Akademie Amsterdam, direction Jaap Ter Linden
Enregistré en 2002, à Utrecht, Pays-Bas.

05 La Clémence de Titus - Ouvertures.mp3
06 Cosi fan tutte - Ouvertures.mp3
07 Don Giovanni - Ouvertures.mp3

(5) Musica Ad Rhenum, direction Jed Wentz.
(6 et 7) La Petite Bande Orchestra, direction Sigiswald Kuijken.
(5) Enregistré en 2002 à Utrecht, Pays-Bas.
(6) Enregistré en 1992 à Budapest, Hongrie.
(7) Enregistré en 1995, à St Jacques de Compostelle, Espagne

CD 2

01 Kyrie - Messe du Couronnement KV 317.mp3
02 Gloria - Messe du Couronnement KV 317.mp3
03 Credo - Messe du Couronnement KV 317.mp3
04 Sanctus - Messe du Couronnement KV 317.mp3
05 Benedictus - Messe du Couronnement KV 317.mp3
06 Agnus Dei - Messe du Couronnement KV 317.mp3

Pamela Heuvelmans (soprano), Barbara Werner (alto), Benoit Haller (ténor), Manfred Bittner (basse), Chamber Choir of Europe
Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, direction Nicol Matt.
Enregistré en 2001 à Wertheim, Allemagne.

07 Introitus . Requiem aeternam - Requiem KV 626.mp3
08 Kyrie - Requiem KV 626.mp3
09 Dies irae - Requiem KV 626.mp310 Tuba mirum - Requiem KV 626.mp3
10 Tuba mirum - Requiem KV 626.mp3
11 Rex tremendae - Requiem KV 626.mp3
12 Recordare - Requiem KV 626.mp3
13 Confutatis - Requiem KV 626.mp3
14 Lacrimosa - Requiem KV 626.mp3
15 Domine Jesu - Requiem KV 626.mp3
16 Hostias - Requiem KV 626.mp3
17 Sanctus - Requiem KV 626.mp3
18 Benedictus - Requiem KV 626.mp3
19 Agnus Dei - Requiem KV 626.mp3
20 Lux aeterna - Requiem KV 626.mp3

Pamela Heuvelmans (soprano), Barbara Werner (alto), Robert Morvaj (ténor), Thomas Pfeiffer (basse), Chamber Choir of Europe
Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, direction Nicol Matt.
Enregistré en 2001 à Fautenbach, Allemagne.

CD1 201 Mb
CD2 361 Mb

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 39 · Delius & Ireland

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 39 · Delius & Ireland
APE | Booklet | 276 MB | 2006

Piers Lane (piano), Ulster Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)


'Robert Threlfall's notes make a good case for regarding the three-movement original as having a greater validity, and this splendid first recording bears him out … Piers Lane, an eloquent advocate' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This Hyperion newcomer possesses many virtues. Piers Lane responds with nimble sensitivity, David Lloyd-Jones secures a tidy response from the Ulster Orchestra and the performance as a whole has a sparkle, eagerness and snap that are most refreshing' (Gramophone)

'Those who are familiar with (and those who have dismissed) Delius's Piano Concerto in the 1907 revision should make the acquaintance of the original version without more ado' (International Record Review)

'Lane makes a convincing case for the piece, and his performance is paired with an equally sparky one of John Ireland's concerto. His punchy abrasiveness undercuts the work's more fey moments, and gives it an almost neoclassical edge' (The Guardian)

'this first recording of the original version from 1904 reveals a work stamped with far more rhapsodic gusto and genuine heartache than the composer's misguided revisions suggest. Lane's performance is very enjoyable; the recording does the players proud' (The Times)

'Delius's Piano Concerto gets strong advocacy from Lane, Lloyd-Jones and the Ulster Orchestra. The two Ireland works, Legend and the Piano Concerto, make ideal companions on this highly attractive, collectable disc' (Sunday Times)

'it is interesting to hear Delius in a robust frame of mind, and the performance itself is one of great allure and power' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Lane gives engagingly virtuoso, extrovert and affectionate performances throughout' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Throughout, Piers Lane is sympathetic, sensitive and a virtuoso, and the support from David Lloyd-Jones and the Ulster Orchestra is exact. The vivid recording presents an exemplary balance between piano and orchestra' (Fanfare, USA)

Piano Concerto in C minor, original 1904 version Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
Piano Concerto in E flat major John Ireland (1879-1962)


Those who heard this young Dutch violinist play The Lark Ascending at the Proms in July will appreciate that here is an artist of real magnetism. The booklet’s provocative portraits and emphasis on personal profile suggest just another young performer chosen more for looks than musical gifts. Happily, the playing tells a different story. Janine Jansen launches her sequence of popular items with an account of the ‘Danse Russe’ from Swan Lake which could hardly be more flamboyant, yet which also brings moments of the most delicate poetry.
The recorded balance is close, with the orchestra, like the soloist, larger than life. This especially suits the more exuberant works like the two Saint-Saëns showpieces, in which Jansen is bold and fearless. She plays the Shostakovich Romance with an apt, songful simplicity, which also graces the theme from John Williams’s music for Schindler’s List.
Jansen’s rubato is carefully controlled but never sounds over-studied; the rhapsodic introduction to Ravel’s Tzigane sounds genuinely improvisatory and has pianissimi of hushed intensity. Curiously, given her Proms success with The Lark Ascending, it is there that I miss the meditative, inner quality that marks the finest performances. Instead, her fresh, warm approach evokes the music’s folk elements. She is a violinist with a big personality who I am sure will be heard soon on disc in far more substantial works. (Edward Greenfield 11/2003 )
1.- Danse Russe (Tchaikovsky)
2.- Nocturne (Khachaturian)
3.- Havanaise, op. 83 (Saint-Säens)
4.- Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28 (Saint-Säens)
5.- Romance (Shostakovich)
6.- Schindler's List Main Theme (Williams)
7.- The Lark Ascending - Romance for Violin and Orchestra (Vaughan Williams)
8.- Tzigane - Rhapsodie de Concert (Ravel)

Janine Jansen, Violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Barry Wordsworth

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Aafje Heynis ~ Bach Handel Brahms

Lesley Garrett ~ A Soprano Inspired

Hyperion Schubert Edition ~ Volume 28: An 1822 Schubertiad

Friday, February 27, 2009

Donizetti ~ Rita

Adelina Scarabelli
Alessandro Corbelli
Pietro Ballo

Orchestra da Camera Siciliana
Federico Amendola


Schubert ~ Rosamunde

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 38 · Rubinstein & Scharwenka

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 38 · Rubinstein & Scharwenka
APE | Booklet | 266 MB | 2005

Marc-André Hamelin (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern (conductor)


'Described by one respected critic as the greatest living pianist, Marc-André Hamelin soars to ever new heights of virtuosity … Hamelin is superbly partnered and recorded, and lovers of lush, romantic melody embellished with hundreds and thousands of winking sequins need look no further' (Gramophone Magazine)

'Marc-André Hamelin gives a dazzling account' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Hamelin's legendary technique thrills at every turn, and in the Rubinstein his scorching virtuosity and emotional intensity mesmerises from beginning to end. Anyone who loves Tchaikovsky or Rachmaninov should investigate this stunning disc without delay!' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Rubinstein's Fourth Concerto can hold its own against Tchaikovsky's infinitely better known First and, on the strength of this recording, deserves to regain a place in the classical repertoire. There is musical swagger, pathos, poetry and heroism in both of the works couple on this album' (Music Week)

'Hamelin, who makes out the best possible case for the music, is now the version to have. In any case, his many admirers will flock, and rightly, to acquire this excellently recorded disc of two fairly unfamiliar concertos which, whatever their virtues and failings, provide ideal vehicles for Hamelin's abundant talents' (International Record Review)

'We have been in need of a modern recording by a pianist of the stature of Hamelin who can deliver Rubinstein's passion, impetuosity, quick changes of mood, and technical demands with ease. He gives a performance of the last movement that is so rousing that it has never sounded so convincing on disc … an excellent disc that is highly recommended' (International Piano)

'This will appeal to experts as well as those who only know, say, the Rachmaninov or Tchaikovsky concertos. Another fabulous disc (and as usual excellent sleeve-notes). Rolls-Royce stuff' (HMV Choice)

'Virtuoso repertoire, virtuoso playing - there's breathtaking snap and clarity to the rhythms, imposing weight to the climaxes … surely one of the peaks of Hyperion's 'Romantic Piano Concerto' series. All in all, urgently recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 32 Franz Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924)
Piano Concerto No 4 in D minor, Op 70 Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)


Selma Reis ~ Sagrado

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Frederic Chopin - Complete Nocturnes

Frederic Chopin - Complete Nocturnes
1978 | label: Philips | classical/romantic | multiple APE files | LP conversion | covers | 323mb

Stephen Hough: The Piano Album

Stephen Hough - The Piano Album
Virgin | 2 CDs | 127:03 | APE | scans | 318 MB

The Piano Album
Stephen Hough, piano

Disc 1
1 MacDowell: Hexentanz Op. 17
2 Chopin - Liszt: The Maiden's Wish
3 Quilter - Hough: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
4 Dohnányi: The Fuchsia Tree
5 Dohnányi: Capriccio in F Minor No. 6 Op. 28
6 Paderewski: Minuet No. 1 Op. 14
7 Paderewski: Nocturne No. 4 in B flat Op. 16
8 Schlözer: Etude No. 2 in A Flat Op. 1
9 Gabrilovich: Melodie in E
10 Gabrilovich: Caprice-Burlesque
11 Rodgers: My Favorite Things
12 Woodforde-Finden - Hough: Kashmiri Song (Pale hands I Loved)
13 Friedman: Music Box No. 3 Op. 33
14 Saint-Saëns - Godowsky: Le Cygne
15 Rosenthal: Papillons
16 Godowsky: The Gardens of Buitenzorg (from Java Suite, Book 3)
17 Levitzki: Waltz in A Op. 2
18 Palmgren: En route Op. 9
19 Moszkowski: Siciliano No. 2 Op. 42
20 Moszkowski: Capriccio Espagnole op. 37

Disc 2
1 Czerny: Variations Brillantes Op. 14
2 Levitzki: The Enchanted Nymph
3 Schumann - Tausig: The Smuggler No. 10 Op. 74 (Der Kontrabandiste)
4 Rubinstein: Melody No. 1 in F op. 3
5-8 Liebermann: Gargoyles op. 29
9 Rebikov: The Musical Snuffbox
10 Liadov: The Musical Snuffbox
11 Ravina: Etude de Style No. 1 Op. 40 "Agilite"
12 Woodforde-Finden - Hough: Till I Wake
13 Quilter - Hough: Weep You No More (from Elizabethan Lyrics Op. 12)
14 Rodgers - Hough: March of the Siamese Children (from The King and I)
15 Moszkowski: Valse mignonne
16 Moszkowski: Serenata No. 1 Op. 15
17 Bach - Saint-Saëns: Bourree (from Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV1003)
18 Godowsky: Erinnerungen (from Triakontameron)
19 Bizet - Godowsky: Adagietto (from L’Arlésienne)
20 Tausig: Ungarische Zigeunerweisen

Total time: 127'03
Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4

Janine Jansen – Tchaikovsky (Violin Concerto)

Janine Jansen – Tchaikovsky (Violin Concerto)
Classical | Label: DECCA, 2008 | FLAC / 320 kbps MP3 + Covers | 263 + 130 + 7 MB @

More than any other, music from the Romantic era conjures up emotions and memories. It has an immediacy and the ability to carry you away. To me, Tchaikovsky is an outstanding example of this. When I was still a child, I dreamed of the moment I could play his Violin Concerto.” Janine Jansen used to listen to the piece frequently and would watch intently as others took on the challenge. “When I was thirteen I attended my first summer school in the US. A few older teenagers were already working on the Violin Concerto. I borrowed the music and tried to play a few sections, with a view to raising my game by listening to the others. But I wasn’t ready yet.” That, in itself, is nothing to be ashamed of. Tchaikovsky’s Op.35 is considered to be one of the most challenging and lyrical works in the violin repertory. The composer wrote it in 1878 and even gave it priority over another composition — something he had never done before. “It was stronger than myself”, he wrote to friends. At the time, Tchaikovsky was staying in the Swiss town of Clarens with his former student, the young violinist Yosif Kotek, who was closely consulted on the technical aspects of the work.

Despite this help, the planned premiere by the celebrated Leopold Auer fell through because he found the piece unplayable and “unviolinistic.” It would be a long time before both Auer and the music establishment changed their minds. The vitriol poured on the Concerto by the music critic Eduard Hanslick has become notorious: “The violin is no longer played, it is rent asunder, beaten black and blue.” The work was “hideous, music that stinks to the ear.” The highly sensitive Tchaikovsky could quote the review word for word and, despite the audience’s enthusiastic reception, remained deeply wounded by it for the rest of his life.

Jansen has now performed the work many times. “These are special, symbolic moments for me. The first time was in 2000 with the Kirov Orchestra, at the invitation of Valery Gergiev. At first I thought:

I’ll never manage it. The work is long, emotional and technically virtuosic. Not to mention, extremely tricky to memorise. You really need to stay on the ball. Gergiev allowed me to forget the audience and my nerves, as he immersed me in the music. It’s exhilarating to surpass yourself like that.” Jansen also performed the Concerto when she made her London debut with Vladimir Ashkenazy, garnering worldwide praise. “That concert also marked the start of my recording career. Since then I’ve played the piece with various orchestras and conductors, but it never loses its intensity. That’s why it’s great to have a live recording. Of course you are extremely focused during a studio recording, but the concert hall allows more spontaneity. You are inspired by the audience’s anticipation.”

Her relationship with the work has changed over time. “I have the courage to let go of the technical aspects a bit more, which allows me to explore all of its different moods. To immerse myself in the music rather than just work with it.

And that’s essential. The Violin Concerto does not permit routine, it forces you to remain committed, to give everything. That’s my style.”

The piece is rightfully described as an emotional work. Tchaikovsky wrote it during a difficult period in his life. He had recently married one of his conservatory students, in an attempt to deny and suppress his homosexuality. Barely nine weeks later, he could stand it no longer and attempted suicide by trying to catch pneumonia in an icy river. The attempt failed, but the composer suffered a nervous breakdown. His brother Modest took him on a trip to recuperate, a long way away from his wife. “All the same, it’s not a depressing piece”, Jansen reflects. “It’s never maudlin. Intimate and melancholic would be more accurate descriptions. And that’s how I like to play it: without any hysteria or overblown emotions, but simply and honestly.”

The Concerto consists of three movements. “The Allegro moderato is actually a violin concerto in its own right,” according to Jansen. “Tempestuous, passionate, driven, and with a long cadenza in the middle. Most other composers would elaborate a little on this, but Tchaikovsky actually produces a lengthy follow-on, offering a slight variation on what you’ve heard before. A real challenge.” The Finale is similarly distinct, but for Jansen the second movement is the heart of the work. “I love that moment of tranquillity.

From the moment the violin comes in, Tchaikovsky links powerful emotions to a sense of space and simplicity. Such modest means yet so much expression!

It’s extremely intimate, for both listener and musician.” Jansen thinks that it is therefore all the more remarkable that this middle movement was only added later. “The earlier version had another Andante. But both Tchaikovsky and his friend Kotek thought it didn’t work.” Tchaikovsky composed a new slow movement, the Canzonetta, and rewrote his first version for violin and piano which, as “Méditation”, became the first movement of Souvenir d’un lieu cher. “Like the Violin Concerto it is incredibly beautiful. This makes it extra special for me to record both works. The Romanian-Dutch conductor Alexandru Lascae has made a wonderful version for strings of Souvenir, which I have enjoyed playing for years. This is partly why its colour is so completely different from that of the Violin Concerto — more transparent and tranquil. But sensitivity and intimacy epitomise both compositions.”

Jansen is delighted to record the Tchaikovsky Concerto with Daniel Harding. She has worked with him once before, and feels they have a unique musical understanding. “It is so incredibly natural to play with him. We speak the same language in music.” This is Jansen’s first collaboration with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. “Our paths had crossed before. We socialised together whenever we happened to perform in the same city. In the Netherlands I organise my own chamber music festival where my approach is similar to that of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra: intense, like a family relationship. The players are not just a unit, but above all a meeting of great musicians, of people who really want to speak through their music, who sit on the edge of their seat and communicate that to the audience. That, to me, is the essence of playing music together.”

Album Details
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Janine Jansen (Violin)
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Harding

Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto op.35
1 Allegro moderato
2 Canzonetta (Andante)
3 Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher
4 Meditation
5 Scherzo
6 Melodie




Grieg: Lyric Pieces - Leif Ove Andsnes (2002)

Grieg: Lyric Pieces - Leif Ove Andsnes (2002)
Classical | APE+CUE+COVERS | Label: EMI | 1CD/222MB | Release: 2002 | RAR |

"Not given to exaggeration or excess, [Leif Ove Andsnes] is the least self-serving of internationally celebrated virtuosi. Taking you on a journey of increasing sublety and introspection..."

Bryce Morrison, Gramophone Magazine / April 2002

    Track List:

    Lyric Pieces

    01 - Arietta, Op.12 No.1
    02 - Waltz, Op.12 No.2
    03 - Norwegian Melody, Op.12 No.6
    04 - Folk Melody, Op.12 No.5
    05 - Canon, Op.38 No.8
    06 - Elegy, Op.38 No.6
    07 - Waltz, Op.38 No.7
    08 - Melody, Op.47 No.3
    09 - March of the Trolls, Op.54 No.3
    10 - Notturno, Op.54 No.4
    11 - Gade, Op.57 No.2
    12 - Illusion, Op.57 No.3
    13 - Homesickness, Op.57 No.6
    14 - Homeward, Op.62 No.6
    15 - The Brook, Op.62 No.4
    16 - Phantom, Op.62 No.5
    17 - Sylph, Op.62 No.1
    18 - Cradle Song, Op.68 No.5
    19 - Wedding Day at Trondhaugen, Op.65 No.6
    20 - Evening in the Mountains, Op.68 No.4
    21 - At your Feet, Op.68 No.3
    22 - Summer Evening, Op.71 No.2
    23 - Gone, Op.71 No.6
    24 - Remembrances, Op.71 No.7

    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Vivaldi: Concerti da camera

Vivaldi - Concerti da Camera
Classical | FLAC, Separate | 1 CD, Covers | 323 MB | TT: 1 hr. 15 min.
CD date: 29 Nov 2004 | Naive

When is a concerto not a concerto? The answer is, when it is a concerto da camera, or a chamber concerto. In the traditional Baroque concerto, one or more soloists are contrasted with an orchestra—usually comprised of strings and continuo. In a chamber concerto, the orchestra is replaced by a much smaller ensemble, and one that is comprised of a variety of instruments, not just strings. This means that concertante-style music is accessible to a handful of musicians. For whatever reason, Vivaldi had this genre pretty much to himself in Baroque Italy, although it was more popular elsewhere in Europe.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Ubaldo Rosso, Giorgio Tabacco, Paolo Faldi, Andrea Mion,
Francesco D'Orazio, Emilia Gliozzi, Maurizio Piantelli, Aligi Voltan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Astrée Ensemble

Track Listings
Chamber Concerto, for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon & continuo in F major, RV 99
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro

Chamber Concerto, for flute, violin, bassoon & continuo in D major, RV 91
4. Allegro
5. Largo
6. Allegro

Chamber Concerto, for recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon & continuo in G major, RV 101
7. (Allegro)
8. Largo
9. Allegro

Chamber Concerto, for flute/recorder or violin, oboe or violin, violin, bassoon or cello & continuo, in D, RV 90
10. (Allegro)
11. Largo
12. Allegro

Chamber Concerto, for flute or violin, violin, bassoon or cello & continuo in G minor, RV 106
13. (Allegro)
14. Largo
15. Allegro

Chamber Concerto, for recorder or violin, oboe or violin, violin, bassoon & continuo in D major, RV 95
16. Allegro
17. Largo
18. Allegro

Chamber Concerto, for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon & continuo in C major, RV 88
19. Allegro
20. Largo. Cantabile
21. Allegro. Molto

Chamber Concerto, for recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon & continuo in D major, RV 94
22. Allegro
23. Largo
24. Allegro

Chamber Concerto, for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon & continuo in G minor, RV 107
25. Allegro
26. Largo
27. Allegro

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Debussy - Piano Works [2 CDs], by Pascal Rogé

Debussy - Piano Works [2 CDs], by Pascal Rogé
Flac & MP3, 320 kbps | Label: Decca | Total Time: 149.46
CD1: 189.4 MB & 162.5 MB
CD2: 222 MB & 179.9 MB
Covers included

Track Listing:

CD 1

1. Suite bergamasque, for piano, L. 75 - No. 1, "Prelude"
2. Suite bergamasque, for piano, L. 75 - No. 2, "Menuet"
3. Suite bergamasque, for piano, L. 75 - No. 3, "Clair de lune"
4. Suite bergamasque, for piano, L. 75 - No. 4, "Passepied"
5. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113 - No. 1, "Docteur Gradus ad Parnassum"
6. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113 - No. 2, "Bercreuse des elephants" (Jumbo's Lullaby)
7. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113 - No. 3, "Serenade a la poupee" (Serenade for the Doll)
8. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113 - No. 4, "La neige danse" (The Snow is Dancing)
9. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113 - No. 5, "Le petit berger" (The Little Shepherd)
10. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113 - No. 6, "Golliwogg's Cakewalk"
11. Images (3), for piano, Set I, L. 110 - No. 1, "Reflets dans l'eau"
12. Images (3), for piano, Set I, L. 110 - No. 2, "Hommage a Rameau"
13. Images (3), for piano, Set I, L. 110 - No. 3, "Mouvement"
14. Images (3), for piano, Set II, L. 111 - No. 1, "Cloches a travers les feuilles"
15. Images (3), for piano, Set II, L. 111 - No. 2, "Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut"
16. Images (3), for piano, Set II, L. 111 - No. 3, "Poissons d'or" (Goldfish)
17. Arabesques (2) for piano, L. 66 - No. 1 in E major
18. Arabesques (2) for piano, L. 66 - No. 2 in G major

CD 2

1. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 1, "Danseuses de Delphes"
2. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 2, "Voiles"
3. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 3, "Le vent dans la plaine"
4. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 4, "Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir" (Baudelaire)
5. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 5, "Les collines d'Anacapri"
6. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 6, "Des pas sur la neige"
7. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 7, "Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest"
8. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 8, "La fille aux cheveux de lin" (Girl With the Flaxen Hair)
9. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 9, "La serenade interrompue"
10. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 10, "La cathedrale engloutie" (The Sunken Cathedral)
11. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 11, "La danse de Puck"
12. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117 - No. 12, "Minstrels"
13. Pour le piano, suite for piano, L. 95 - No. 1, Prelude
14. Pour le piano, suite for piano, L. 95 - No. 2, Sarabande
15. Pour le piano, suite for piano, L. 95 - No. 3, Toccata
16. Estampes, for piano, L. 100 - No. 1, "Pagodes"
17. Estampes, for piano, L. 100 - No. 2, "La soiree dans Grenade"
18. Estampes, for piano, L. 100 - No. 3, "Jardins sous la pluie"
19. L'isle joyeuse, for piano, L. 106
20. Rêverie, for piano, L. 68


CD 1

Part 1
Part 2

CD 2

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

MP3, @320

CD 1

Part 1
Part 2

CD 2

Part 1
Part 2

Hyperion Schubert Edition ~ Volume 27: Matthias Goerne, Schubert and the Schlegels

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 37 · Nápravník & Blumenfeld

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 37 · Nápravník & Blumenfeld
FLAC | Booklet | 293 MB | 2005

Evgeny Soifertis (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Titov (conductor)

'it's hard to dismiss music that tries so hard to be likeable. Certainly, if you've been collecting the rest of Hyperion's 'Romantic Piano Concerto' series, you'll enjoy this latest addition as well. There are strong notes and typically fine Hyperion engineering' (International Record Review)

'Napravnik's Concerto symphonique throws just about everything into the melting pot, from Verdi's Requiem to Tchaikovsky. The Fantaisie opens arrestingly with a massive rendition of The Volga Boatmen, and if Blumenfeld's Allegro proves slightly less individual, in performances as fiery and impassioned as these, it makes an indelible impact' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Star of the show is pianist Evgeny Soifertis … His bravura style is all there, but some pianissimo playing and tender melodic phrasing, not least in the slow movements, might have lifted the works out of obscurity' (Pianist Magazine)

'Evgeny Soifertis throws it all off in great style and musical intelligence' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Evgeny Soifertis' effervescent, colourful virtuosity never fails to delight' (Classics Today USA)

'Hyperion's recorded sound is excellent, soloist Evgeny Soifertis contributes impeccably manicured playing, and the orchestra performs with immaculate accuracy under Russian maestro Alexander Titov. So if you are interested in exploring the Romantic concerto literature at its most obscure, here's your opportunity' (Fanfare, USA)

Concerto symphonique in A minor, Op 27 Eduard Nápravník (1839-1916)
Allegro de concert in A major, Op 7 Felix Blumenfeld (1863-1931)
Fantaisie russe in B minor, Op 39 Eduard Nápravník


Janine Jansen ~ Mendelssohn, Bruch

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
1) I Allegro molto appassionato (13:00)
2) II Andante (8:01)
3) III Allegro molto vivace (5:53)

Max Bruch (1838-1920)
4) Romance for Viola and Orchestra in F Major, Op. 85 (8:27)

Concert for Violin and Orchestra in G Minor, Op. 26
5) I Vorspiel: Allegro moderato (8:00)
6) II Adagio (8:22)
7) III Finale: Allegro energico (7:16)

Janine Jansen, violin / viola
Riccardo Chailly

2006 Decca Music Group Limited
475 7692 DH

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Janine Jansen ~ Bach Inventions and partita

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)Two-part Inventions, BWV 772/786
1) No. 1 in C, BWV 772
2) No. 2 in C minor, BWV 773
3) No. 3 in D, BWV 774
4) No. 4 in D minor, BWV 775
5) No. 5 in E flat, BWV 776
6) No. 6 in E, BWV 777
7) No. 7 in E minor, BWV 778
8) No. 8 in F, BWV 779
9) No. 9 in F minor, BWV 780
10) No. 10 in G, BWV 781
11) No. 11 in G minor, BWV 782
12) No. 12 in A, BWV 783
13) No. 13 in A minor, BWV 784
14) No. 14 in B flat, BWV 785
15) No. 15 in B minor, BWV 786

Partita for Violin Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
16) 1. Allemande
17) 2. Corrente
18) 3. Sarabande
19) 4. Giga
20) 5. Ciaccona

Three-Part Inventions, BWV 787-801
21) No.1 in C, BWV 787
22) No.2 in C minor, BWV 788
23) No.3 in D, BWV 789
24) No.4 in D minor, BWV 790
25) No.5 in E flat, BWV 791
26) No.6 in E, BWV 792
27) No.7 in E minor, BWV 793
28) No.8 in F, BWV 794
29) No.9 in F minor, BWV 795
30) No.10 in G, BWV 796
31) No.11 in G minor, BWV 797
32) No.12 in A, BWV 798
33) No.13 in A minor, BWV 799
34) No.14 in B flat, BWV 800
35) No.15 in B minor, BWV 801

Janine Jansen, Violin
Maxim Rysanov, Viola
Torleif Thedéen, Cello

2007 Decca Music Group Limited
475 9081

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Janine Jansen ~ Vivaldi Four Seasons

"La primavera". RV269 (Spring)
1) 1. Allegro
2) 2. Largo
3) 3. Allegro
"L’estate", RV315 (Summer)
4) 1. Allegro non molto
5) 2. Adagio - Presto
6) 3. Presto

"L'autunno" RV293 (Autumn)
7) 1. Allegro
8) 2. Adagio molto
9) 3. Allegro

"L’inverno", RV297 (Winter)
10) 1. Allegro non molto
11) 2. Largo
12) 3. Allegro

2004 Decca Music Group Limited
475 6418

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Brahms ~ Ein Deutsches Requiem

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson ~ Bach Cantatas

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 36 · Moscheles 4 & 5

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 36 · Moscheles 4 & 5
FLAC | Booklet | 287 MB | 2005

Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

'You have to hand it to Howard Shelley. It's one thing to lead a concerto from the keyboard, but to do this when the solo part is so demanding and with such insouciance is quite another thing … Completed by Henry Roche's trenchant and engaging booklet notes, this is an issue which I cannot praise too highly' (Gramophone)

'Imagine Paganini's Rossinian verve, Schumann's poetic sensibility and Mendelssohn's gentle humanity rolled into one, and you won't be far from the sound-world of these wonderful concertos' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Directing the performances from the keyboard, Shelley takes every prestidigitational hurdle with immaculate precision and aristocratic aplomb. He displays an exemplary range of touch and fluidity, communicates an intense pleasure in the music and indeed seems to revel in its abundant charm. The recording is of the same excellent standard as previous releases in this series. Listeners who have already enjoyed the other Moscheles concertos will not hesitate; if you haven't, this is a good place to start' (International Record Review)

'Pianist-conductor Howard Shelley... delivers very fine and sensitive performances on a Steinway piano. This recorded is a valuable addition for listeners interested in building their collection of nineteenth-century concertos or in tracing the history of the genre' (Nineteenth-century Music Review)

'All in all, if you're curious about this repertoire, I'd recommend you turn to the Hyperion series. This latest installment is as good a place as any to start' (Fanfare, USA)

Piano Concerto No 4 in E major, Op 64 Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870)
Piano Concerto No 5 in C major, Op 87
Recollections of Ireland, Op 69


Hyperion Schubert Edition ~ Volume 26: An 1826 Schubertiad

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 35 · Herz 1, 7 & 8

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 35 – Herz 1, 7 & 8
APE | Booklet | 233 MB | 2004

Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

'If you've enjoyed previous volumes in Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto Series, you'll certainly warm to this delightful release' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Shelley makes even the most plainspun of phrases sound like long-lost treasure being discovered anew. First-rate accompaniment and resplendent sonics round out an unexpected delight' (Classic FM Magazine)

'There are few more dextrous or musicianly pianists then Shelley … and I am more than grateful for an artist who, like Herz himself, can make you think 'that a bird had escaped from his fingers and went undulating and singing through the air' (The New York Times in 1946)' (Gramophone)

'... Shelley et les Tasmaniens jouent avec une verve, une beauté de sonorité, un noble abandon qui attisent les bravos' (Diapason, France)

'Howard Shelley, who performs the dual role of piano soloist and orchestral director, delights in the charm and the considerable technical challenge of it all, and with his always fluent and controlled fingerwork, he makes it sound easy' (International Record Review)

Piano Concerto No 1 in A major, Op 34 Henri Herz (1803-1888)
Piano Concerto No 7 in B minor, Op 207
Piano Concerto No 8 in A flat major, Op 218


Hyperion Schubert Edition ~ Volume 25: Die Schone Mullerin

Purcell ~ Dido and Aeneas

Puccini: La Fanciulla del West [DG 419 640-2] Neblett, Domingo, Milnes, Mehta & Covent Garden Orchestra

Puccini: La Fanciulla del West [DG 419 640-2] Neblett, Domingo, Milnes, Mehta & Covent Garden Orchestra
Classical, Opera | EAC APE+CUE | 2CD/482MB | Covers |


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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hyperion Schubert Edition ~ Volume 24: A Goethe Schubertiad

Bernstein ~ West Side Story

The Romantic Piano Concerto Series · Vol. 34 · Gabriel Pierné

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 34 · Gabriel Pierné
Flac Booklet 300 MB

Stephen Coombs (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)

'Stephen Coombs savours the more exotic keyboard writing with confidence and a sure sense of style, contributing appropriately dazzling and light-fingered virtuosity when required' (International Record Review)

'This is the greatest thing since ice cream! ... Coombs and conductor Ronald Corp catch the concerto's sly leg-pull and puff the airy graciousness suffusing these youthful pieces with soufflé-like savoir faire' (Fanfare, USA)

'Every track on this disc is an absolute winner. Stephen Coombs revels in the myriad of notes that tear around the keyboard in such light-hearted mood, the pro-active orchestral partnership captured in a superb recording' (The Yorkshire Post - The Guide)

Piano Concerto in C minor Op 12
Poëme symphonique in B flat major
Fantaisie-Ballet in B flat major
Scherzo-Caprice in D major

Stephen Coombs
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ronald Corp

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hyperion Schubert Edition ~ Volume 23: Christoph Pregardien, Schubert in 1816

Pergolesi ~ Stabat Mater

The Romantic Piano Concerto Series · Vol. 33 · Xaver Scharwenka · Piano Concertos 2 & 3

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 33 · Xaver Scharwenka · Piano Concertos 2 & 3
APE 3.99 | CUE | Booklet | 255 MB

Seta Tanyel (piano), Radio Philharmonie Hannover des NDR, Tadeusz Strugala (conductor)

'Seta Tanyel's outstanding performances are suffused with the very epitome of the romantic soul' (American Record Guide)

'an admirable addition to an admirable series. The recordings retain their original excellence and Tadeusz Strugula and the German orchestra back their stylish soloist to the hilt' (Gramophone)

'there is a meaty flamboyance to both these concertos, giving them a personality of their own. Seta Tanyel brings to them an impressive strength of purpose and a rhapsodic lyrical spirit that project the music with appealing panache' (Daily Telegraph)

Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 56
Piano Concerto No 3 in C sharp minor Op 80

Seta Tanyel
Radio Philharmonie Hannover des NDR
Tadeusz Strugala

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saint-Saens ~ Samson et Dalila


VA - 100 Greatest Classics (2004)

VA - 100 Greatest Classics (2004)
Classical | FLAC + CUE + LOG + M3U | 1.65Gb

Artist : VA
Title : 100 Greatest Classics
Genre : Classic
Label : Union Square
Rls. Date : Sep-06-2004
Source : CDDA
Track list:
Volume One
01. Purcell - Abdelazar ~ Rondeau
02. Pachelbel - Canon in D major
03. Clarke - The Prince Of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary"
04. Bach - Suite No.3 ~ Air on the G-String
05. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.1 ~ 2nd mvt: Adagio
06. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.2 ~ 3rd mvt: Allegro assai
07. Bach - Toccata in D minor
08. Handel - Coronation Anthem ~ Zadok The Priest
09. Handel - Solomon ~ Sinfonia: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
10. Handel - Messiah ~ Hallelujah Chorus
11. Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice ~ Melody "The Dance of the Blessed Spirits"
12. Haydn - String Quartet Op.64 No.5 "The Lark" ~ 1st mvt.: Allegro moderato
13. Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro ~ Overture
14. Mozart - Horn Concerto No.4 ~ 3rd mvt.: Rondo
15. Mozart - German Dance No.1
16. Mozart - Ave verum corpus
17. Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik ~ Rondo: Allegro
18. Rossini - String Sonata No.1 ~ 3rd mvt.: Allegro
19. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.8 "Pathetique" ~ Adagio cantabile
20. Beethoven - Egmont ~ Overture
Volume Two
01. Boccherini - Guitar Quintet "Fandango" ~ 4th mvt.
02. Schubert - Schwanengesang (Swansong) ~ Serenade (Standchen)
03. Schubert - Piano Quintet "The Trout" ~ 5th mvt.: Theme & 1st Variation
04. Berlioz - The Childhood of Christ ~ The Shepherds' Farewell
05. Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique ~ The Ball
06. Strauss - Radetzky March
07. Mendelssohn - Octet ~ 3rd mvt.: Scherzo
08. Mendelssohn - O For The Wings Of A Dove
09. Chopin - Fantaisie~Impromptu
10. Chopin - Waltz in D flat, Op.64 No.1, "The Minute Waltz"
11. Schumann - Kinderszenen (Scenes From Childhood) ~ Traumerei (Dreaming)
12. Liszt - Liebestraum No.3
13. Verdi - La Traviata ~ Prelude, Act III
14. Wagner - Die Walkure ~ The Ride Of The Valkyries
15. Wagner - Lohengrin ~ Prelude, Act III
16. Offenbach - The Tales Of Hoffmann ~ Barcarolle
17. Brahms - Serenade No.1 ~ Minuetto 1 & 2
18. Brahms - Hungarian Dance No.1
19. Bizet - Carmen ~ Prelude
20. Bizet - L'Arlesienne ~ Farandole
Volume Three
01. Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz (abridged)
02. Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
03. Borodin - String Quartet No.2 ~ Nocturne ("And This Is My Beloved"
04. Bruch - Violin Concerto No.1 ~ Adagio
05. Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre
06. Saint-Saens - Carnival Of The Animals ~ The Swan
07. Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake ~ Scene
08. Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake ~ Dance of the Little Swans
09. Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings ~ Waltz
10. Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker ~ Dance Of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
11. Dvorák - Serenade For Strings ~ 1st mvt.: Moderato
12. Dvorák - Symphony No.9 "From The New World" ~ Largo (abridged)
13. Dvorák - Slavonic Dance No.8
14. Massenet - Thais ~ Meditation
15. Rimsky-Korsakov - Sadko ~ Song Of India
16. Fauré - Dolly Suite ~ Berceuse
17. Fauré - Apres Un Reve (After A Dream)
18. Grieg - Holberg Suite ~ Praeludium
19. Grieg - Peer Gynt ~ Morning
20. Grieg - Lyric Suite ~ March Of The Dwarfs
Volume Four
01. Widor - Organ Symphony No.5 ~ Toccata
02. Chabrier - Espana ~ Rapsodie
03. Elgar - Serenade For Strings ~ Larghetto
04. Elgar - Salut d'amour
05. Ippolitov-Ivanov - Caucasian Sketches ~ Procession of the Sardar
06. Albeniz - Espana ~ Tango
07. Wolf - Italian Serenade
08. Delius - Irmelin ~ Prelude
09. Debussy - Suite Bergamasque ~ Clair de lune
10. Debussy - Preludes ~ The Girl With The Flaxen Hair (La fille aux cheveux de lin)
11. Debussy - Children's Corner ~ The Golliwog's Cakewalk
12. Satie - Gymnopedie No.1
13. Granados - Danzas Españolas ~ Andaluza (Playera)
14. Vaughan Williams - Fantasia On Greensleeves
15. Holst - Suite No.2 ~ Fantasia on "The Dargason" (including "Greensleeves"
16. Rachmaninov - Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini ~ 18th Variation
17. Grainger - Country Gardens
18. Grainger - Shepherd's Hey
19. Falla - La Vida Breve ~ Spanish Dance No.1
20. Falla - El Amor Brujo (Love, The Magician) ~ Ritual Fire Dance
Volume Five
01. Ravel - Daphnis et Chlóe ~ Daybreak
02. Ravel - Pavane For A Dead Infanta
03. Holst - The Planets ~ Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (exc.)
04. Wolf-Ferrari - The Jewels Of The Madonna ~ Serenata
05. Canteloube - Bailéro
06. Stravinsky - The Firebird ~ The Princesses' Round Dance (Khorovoid)
07. Coates - By The Sleepy Lagoon
08. Prokofiev - Winter Bonfire ~ The Departure
09. Prokofiev - Romeo And Juliet ~ Montagues And Capulets
10. Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kigé ~ Troika
11. Warlock - Capriol Suite ~ Pieds-en-l'air & Mattachins
12. Copland - Rodeo ~ Hoedown
13. Rodrigo - Fantasia para un gentilhombre ~ Espanoleta
14. Khachaturian - Spartacus ~ Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia ("The Onedin Line" Theme)
15. Khachaturian - Gayaneh ~ Sabre Dance
16. Tippett - Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli ~ "Akenfield" Theme
17. Britten - Simple Symphony ~ Playful Pizzicato
18. Shostakovich - The Gadfly ~ Romance
19. Arnold - Little Suite No.1 ~ Prelude
20. Walton - The Spitfire Prelude & Fugue

Dutilleux, Bartók, Stravinsky: Violin Concertos (2005)

Dutilleux, Bartók, Stravinsky - Violin Concertos (2005)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 283 MB

Perhaps this disc needs no explanation. Henri Dutilleux's Sur le même accord is a short piece for violin and orchestra that is, as the title suggests, based on one "chord", which Mutter rather more simply describes as an 'aria' (the piece's subtitle is 'Nocturne'). Indeed there is much lyrical writing that displays Mutter's expressive warmth that underpins this mysterious and yet illuminative work. Another Nocturne comes in the shape of Bartók's Concerto for Violin no. 2, but here it is a slightly uneasy one. The scherzoid interruption is magnificently light, the ending glorious. Mutter and Ozawa follow the twists and turns of the finale like a shadow, making clear in the process the correspondences with the Scherzando of the second movement. Finally, Stravinsky's Concerto for Violin commands a meticulous control, clarity of vision, and an attention-grabbing conviction that Mutter manages with sensitivity and nuance sufficient to maintain a masterstroke to the end.


    Henri Dutilleux
    Sur le même accord

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
    French National Orchestra
    Kurt Masur, conductor

    Béla Bartók
    Concerto for Violin no. 2, Sz 112

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Seiji Ozawa, conductor

    Igor Stravinsky
    Concerto for Violin in D major

    Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
    Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra
    Paul Sacher, conductor

Deutsche Grammophon: B0004049-02



Ricercare Consort Philippe Pielot: Fantasies for viols Purcell

Ricercare Consort Philippe Pielot: Fantasies for viols Purcell
WAV CUE | scans | 400MB
Classical | mirare 2006

A serious alternative to the already 14 years old Hesperion XX in wich Philippe Pierlot already played and which is still a reference.
The booklet is a nice blah from Jonathan Mills, "Australian composer and director of the Edimburg international festival from 2007". I quote amng others: "It is a music of solitude that has never encountered an electric light bulb" A must read

Donizetti ~ Anna Bolena

Hyperion Schubert Edition ~ Volume 22: An 1815 Schubertiad II

The Romantic Piano Concerto · Vol. 32 · Moscheles 1, 6 & 7

The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 32 · Moscheles 1, 6 & 7
FLAC | Booklet | 285 MB | 2003

Howard Shelley (piano), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shelley (conductor)

'I defy anyone not to be captivated by this delightful, witty, rhythmically vital and spontaneously inventive work, especially when played as stylishly as here' (International Record Review)

'Shelley’s expertise, his immaculate charm and brio cast a brilliant light on every page. His Tasmanian orchestra is with him all the way and Hyperion’s sound and balance are of demonstration quality. An exemplary issue; I can scarcely wait for Volume 3' (Gramophone)

'Shelley’s nimble, elegant playing, while leading his excellent Tasmanian players, is a musical wonder' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra give solid accounts of these intriguing scores' (The Times)

'a thoroughly enjoyable disc' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Howard Shelley's account of the First, Sixth and Seventh of the eight Moscheles piano concertos provides powerful argument for their return to the repertoire' (International Piano)

'This disc … boldly captures the irresistible energy and sanguine life of Moscheles’ music' (Music Week)

'played with a taste and vivacity that reflect the temperament of the music … The thing that strikes you most about this music is its lively originality' (The Daily Telegraph)

'freshly performed and directed by Howard Shelley … No need for Hyperion to do anything other than hold their heads high over this one' (

Piano Concerto No 1 in F major, Op 45 Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870)
Piano Concerto No 6 in B flat major 'Fantastique', Op 90
Piano Concerto No 7 in C minor 'Pathétique', Op 93

Gilbert & Sullivan ~ H. M. S. Pinafore

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Malcolm McLaren - Fans

Malcolm McLaren - Fans 1984
Electronica - Opera - Remix
APE | Covers | 1 CD | 171 Mb
First released as a vinyl EP album in 1984, this version is the remastered CD released in 1991. One of the most interesting oddities of the beginning of the 80s. Puccini's operas (Madam Butterfly, Turandot and Gianni Scicchi) and Bizet's Carmen revisited by Malcolm McLaren, ex-manager of the Sex Pistols. Provocative, humoristic, lively.

Track Listing :
1. Madam Butterfly
Soprano - Betty Ann White
Cho Cho San - Debbie Cole
Pinkerton - Malcolm McLaren
Backing vocals - Diane Garisto, Sheila Pate
2. Fans from Turandot
Tenor - Michael Austin
Lead Vocal - Angie B.
Dresser - Malcolm McLaren
3. Carmen
Soprano - Valerie Walters
Carmen - Angie B.
Jose - Malcolm McLaren
4. Boy's Chorus from Turandot
Lead vocal - Malcolm McLaren
5. Lauretta from Gianni Scicchi
Soprano - Betty Ann White
Lauretta - Diane Garisto
Ricky - Malcolm McLaren
6. Death of Butterfly
Soprano - Betty Ann White
Pinkerton - Malcolm McLaren

Download with Easy-Share - Malcolm McLaren - Fans Tracks 1, 2, 3 86 Mb
Download with Easy-Share - Malcolm McLaren - Fans Tracks 4, 5, 6 & Scans 85 Mb

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