Friday, January 30, 2009



Vivaldi: Concerti per violoncello II




Antonio Vivaldi (Composer)
Giovanni Antonini (Conductor)
Christophe Coin (Cello)
Il Giardino Armonico (Orchestra)


Audio CD (2008)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Naive OP 30457
SPARS Code: DDD



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mozart: Così fan tutte



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte


Penguin Guide: ****

Actors:

Miah Persson... Fiordiligi
Luca Pisaroni... Guglielmo
Topi Lehtipuu... Ferrando
Anke Vondung... Dorabella
Nicolas Rivenq... Don Alfonso

Conductor: Ivan Fischer

Stage Director: Nicholas Hytner




Zemlinsky: Lyrische Symphonie; Eine Florentinische Tragödie; 3 Psalms

Penguin Guide: ***

Alexander Zemlinsky (Composer)
Riccardo Chailly (Conductor)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Orchestra)

Audio CD (2003)
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Decca 473 734-2 
SPARS Code: DDD

"With the Concertgebouw one has no fear that the sheer beauty of Zemlinsky's orchestral textures will be understated, but the urgency and strength beneath the surfaces are evident too, and it's quite an achievement for such an orchestra of Mahler specialists to get Zemlinsky's sound, so like Mahler and yet so very unlike, unerringly right." (Gramophone - Lyrische Symphonie)

Monday, January 19, 2009


Nicolò Paganini: 24 Capricci
APE + Scans

Penguin Guide: ****

Nicolò Paganini (Composer)
Salvatore Accardo (Conductors)
Audio CD (1978)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: DG 429 714 2
SPARS Code: ADD

"Accardo succeeds in making Paganini's most routine phrases sound like the noblest of utterances and he invests these Caprices with an eloquence far beyond the sheer display they offer." (The Penguin Guide)

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Friday, January 16, 2009



Barber Walton: Violin Concertos
Penguin Guide: ***
Samuel Barber William Walton Ernest Bloch (Composers)
David Zinman (Conductors)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
Audio CD (2006)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Decca 475 7710
SPARS Code: DDD

"Joshua Bell's coupling of the Barber Violin Concerto with Walton and Bloch brings together three highly romantic concertante works.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Arnold Schoenberg: Gurrelieder

2003

Penguin Guide: ****

Arnold Schoenberg (Composer)
Riccardo Chailly (Conductors)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra (Orchestras)

Audio CD (2003)
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Decca 430 321 2
SPARS Code: DDD

Tuesday, January 13, 2009




Igor Stravinsky: Chamber Works & Rarities
APE + Scans
2003

Penguin Guide: ****

Igor Stravinsky (Composer)
Charles Dutoit, Riccardo Chailly, Ernest Ansermet (Conductors)
Cleveland Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Suisse Romande Orchestra (Orchestras)

Audio CD (2003)
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Decca 4738102
SPARS Code: DDD/ADD


This is an outstanding compilation of mostly lesser known though certainly worthwhile works spanning Stavinsky's long and colorful life.

Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame




Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame
APE + Scans
1993

Penguin Guide: ****

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Composer)
Valery Gergiev (Conductor)
St. Petersburhg Kirov Chorus and Orchestra (Orchestra)
Audio CD (1993)
Number of Discs: 3
Label: Philips 438 141-2
SPARS Code: DDD

The Queen of Spades was the opera that won Tchaikovsky the most popular acclaim in his lifetime, and with good reason. It's a powerfully dramatic story that offered the composer some irresistible opportunities. The Rococo setting encouraged Tchaikovsky to have a lot of fun in writing fake classical period dance and vocal music. But into this light-hearted and elegant atmosphere, the story itself presents the darkest possible picture of pathological obsession--with sex, gambling, money--all those juicy items that great opera seems best able to express. Tchaikovsky certainly rose to the occasion, and so does this excellent performance. With a superb all-Russian cast, it's without question the one to have.


Buy



Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Ballet Suites

1996 | Genre: Classical

Penguin Guide: key ****

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Composer)
Mstislav Rostropovich (Conductor)
Berliner Philharmoniker (Orchestra)

Audio CD (1996)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: DG 449 7262
SPARS Code: ADD



Bedrich Smetana - Orchestral Works Vol 1

Penguin Guide: key ****

Bedrich Smetana (Composer)
Gianandrea Noseda (Conductor)
BBC Philharmonic (Orchestra)
Audio CD (2007)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: CHANDOS 10413
SPARS Code: DDD


Noseda conducts the BBC Philharmonic orchestra in scintillating, compellingly atmospheric, deeply considered and richly coloured performances.'
The Sunday Times

'The orchestra has developed beautifully under Noseda… A superlative performance.'
The Independent on Sunday

Bruckner: Symphony Nr. 5 - Sinopoli




Anton Bruckner - Symphony Nr. 5
MP3 320 + Scans | 180 MB + 3 MB
2001 | Genre: Classical

Penguin Guide: key record ***

Anton Bruckner (Composer)
Giuseppe Sinopoli (Conductor)
Staatskapelle Dresden (Orchestra)
Audio CD (2001)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: DG 469 5272
SPARS Code: DDD


Files
http://rapidshare.com/files/180377895/01
http://rapidshare.com/files/180390268/02
http://rapidshare.com/files/180393359/03
http://rapidshare.com/files/180399335/04

Scans
http://rapidshare.com/files/180412821/Scans

Puccini: Manon Lescaut




Giacomo Puccini - Manon Lescaut
APE + Scans | 494 MB + 12 MB
1993 | Genre: Classical, Opera

Penguin Guide: key ***

Giacomo Puccini (Composer)
James Levine (Conductor)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Orchestra)
Audio CD (1993)
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Decca 440 200-2
SPARS Code: DDD


Files
http://rapidshare.com/files/116475528/ManoLevi.txt.html

Scans
http://rapidshare.com/files/116472672/ManoLeviScans.rar.html

Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore




Gaetano Donizetti - L'Elisir d'Amore

APE + Scans | 620 MB + 7 MB
1971 (ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED)

Penguin Guide: *** key record


Gaetano Donizetti (Composer)
Richard Bonynge (Conductor)
English Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra)

Dominic Cossa (Belcore)
Joan Sutherland (Adina)
Luciano Pavarotti (Nemorino)
Maria Casula (Giannetta)
Spiro Malas (Dulcamara)




http://rapidshare.com/files/110329849/doneli.txt

http://rapidshare.com/files/110255326/eliscan.rar

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mahler: Symphony Nr. 1




Gustav Mahler - Symphony Nr. 1
1984 (ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED)
Genre: Classical | APE + Scans | 210 MB + 13 MB

Penguin Guide: ***

Gustav Mahler (Composer)
Georg Solti (Conductor)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
Audio CD (June 12, 2007)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Decca 475 8230
SPARS Code: DDD


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