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!
Thibaut Lenaerts & Philippe Riga - Gabriel Fauré: Songs & Mélodies (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thibaut Lenaerts & Philippe Riga - Gabriel Fauré: Songs & Mélodies (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:01 minutes | 898 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Although a great specialist of 17th and 18th century repertories, the tenor Thibaut Lenaerts has chosen for his first solo disc to plunge into the world of Gabriel Fauré’s songs, accompanied by Philippe Riga and the soft, warm tones of a magnificent 1873 Erard piano. An alchemy of colours that promises a superb recital, imbued with a sense of irresistible nostalgia for both performer and listener.
Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:55 | 241 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: BG2 63535

This selection received a Grammy nomination for "Best Classical Album" and "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)." The comparative simplicity of Chopin's Op. 28 Preludes (when placed against his Etudes, for example) and their status as "miniatures" often hide the fact that they are, in fact, extremely demanding pieces, especially in interpretation. These works, probably written in homage to Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Well-Tempered Clavier,' have been the eminent domain of such great pianists as Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz and Claudio Arrau. The Preludes now belong to young Evgeny Kissin.
Olari Elts - Glanert: 4 Präludien und Ernste Gesänge & Weites Land - Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1 (2017)

Olari Elts - Glanert: 4 Präludien und Ernste Gesänge & Weites Land - Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1
Classical, Chamber Music, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:02 min | 243 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

This Ondine recording includes a fascinating programme: Luciano Berio’s (1925–2003) iconic adaptation of Johannes Brahms’ (1833–1897) Clarinet Sonata No. 1 combined with Detlev Glanert’s (b.1960) recent arrangement of Brahms’ late vocal masterpiece, Four Serious Songs. Also included is Glanert’s new orchestral work Weites Land (2013) written in the spirit of Brahms. This disc includes as its soloists award-winning clarinetist Kari Kriikku and German baritone Michael Nagy. This is the second Ondine release of Estonian conductor Olari Elts together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
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  Music

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

Shostakovich: Poems - Romances - Songs (Op. 143a, 62/140, 79)  Music

Posted by wolfy13 at Nov. 13, 2008
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

Dvorák: Concerto pour violon et orchestra Op. 53, Trio Op. 65  Music

Posted by trackball at Oct. 14, 2008
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