4 Choral Songs Op. 53

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003)

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003)
All-Union Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kurt Sanderling
USSR State Russian Chorus, Artistic Director Alexander Sveshnikov

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00732 | Time: 01:19:37

This live Appassionata, from a Moscow recital of 1959, is one of the most thrilling piano performances ever recorded. Sviatoslav Richter fills every moment of the first movement with intense drama, creates the illusion of total repose in the central variations, and then takes off in the finale with an exhibition of musical virtuosity and ever-increasing tension that becomes almost unbearably intense (and unbelievably fast and accurate). The studio Pathétique is quite fine, and the Fantasy (sung in Russian!) well performed by all but still rather quaint in its effect. But don't miss that Appassionata!
Shostakovich: Poems - Romances - Songs (Op. 143a, 62/140, 79)

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Poems - Romances - Songs (Op. 143a, 62/140, 79)

Classical | 1998 | 56'53 | APE + CUE | 210 MB

Nina Fomina, soprano - Tamara Sinjawskaja, alto
Arkadi Mischenkin, tenor - Stanislaw Sulejmanow, bass
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
Michail Jurowski, conductor

Play By Ear Level 4: Play Songs By Ear with 3 Chords-Any Key

Play By Ear Level 4: Play Songs By Ear with 3 Chords-Any Key
3 Hours | Video: AVC (.MP4) 1280x720 30fps | Audio: AAC 44.1KHz 2ch | 262 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Have fun playing songs in the Singing Key Range (C, D, F, G, Bb, Db), so that people sing along in parties & love you
Christine Brewer - Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod / Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, 4 Last Songs (2006)

Christine Brewer - Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod / Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, 4 Last Songs
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Donald Runnicles
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 252 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Telarc # CD-80661 | Country/Year: US 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Songs, Vocal

…Nowhere is this overindulgence as exciting but in his rendering here of Strauss' Death and Transfiguration. Charged with energy, depth, and intellect, this is one of the finest modern-day accounts of this work ever recorded. Telarc's sound is naturally clear and deep, which makes for a riveting compact disc all the way around. If you aren't familiar with Runnicles or his work, you deserve to know both him and it. This recording is not to be missed.
Charles Koechlin - Sonate pour piano et alto op.53 - Paysages et marines (1990)

Charles Koechlin - Sonate pour piano et alto op.53 - Paysages et marines (1990)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 157 Mb
Classical | Accord 201092
Albinoni - Sonate da Chiesa, Op. 4, Trattenimenti Armonici, Op. 6

Tomaso Albinoni - 6 Sonate da Chiesa, Op. 4,
12 Trattenimenti Armonici per camera, Op. 6

Classical | EAC Rip | Flac, CUE, NO LOG | 2 CD | Covers | 960 Mb | rs.com | 1994
The Locatelli Trio: Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin
Richard Tunnicliffe, cello
Paul Nicholson, harpsichord & organ

Prokofiev: Songs (Op. 27, 73, 9, 36) - Carole Farley  

Posted by wolfy13 at Nov. 16, 2008
Prokofiev: Songs (Op. 27, 73, 9, 36) - Carole Farley

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Songs (Op. 27, 73, 9, 36)

Classical | 1987 | 48'57 | APE + CUE | 151 Mb
Carole Farley, soprano - Arkady Aronov, piano
Dvorák: Concerto pour violon et orchestra Op. 53, Trio Op. 65

Dvorák: Concerto pour violon et orchestra Op. 53, Trio Op. 65
Classical | APE, CUE | 1 CD, covers, Booklet .PDF | 309 Mb | RS
Date: 2004
Antonin Dvorak - Concerto pour Violin et Orchestra Op.53, Trio Op.65
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Antonin Dvorak - Concerto pour Violin et Orchestra Op.53, Trio Op.65
Classical | APE (dBPoweramp) | 1CD/294MB | RS.com
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Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Antoni Wit - Johannes Brahms: Choral Works (2012)

Johannes Brahms - Choral Works (2012)
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra; Antoni Wit, conductor; Ewa Wolak, contralto

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos | # 8.572694 | Time: 01:09:51

This collection of short choral pieces by Johannes Brahms is an unusual one in present times, partly because many of the choral parts are quite demanding. For a choral club in the 19th century, however, it wouldn't have been so novel, and there are great beauties on offer here. After the fetching Ave Maria, Op. 12, the rest of the program is dense, metaphysical, and, with the partial exception of the Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53, concerned with death. There are two funeral songs, and two more about fate, and this is not the warm, humanistic Brahms of the German Requiem, Op. 45. The performances are profound and dignified, and the overall effect uncanny. The Warsaw Philharmonic Choir under choirmaster Henryk Wojnarowski has a gorgeous rich tone that is undiminished by the long lines of the music, and the Alto Rhapsody achieves real grandeur in the hands of contralto Ewa Wolak. But the real credit goes to the Warsaw Philharmonic and conductor Antoni Wit, who keep a consistent level of tension and momentum in difficult, dark material like the somber Nänie, Op. 82 (Funeral Song), a rarely performed late Brahms masterwork.