Albrecht Mayer

Albrecht Mayer - Vocalise (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 8, 2016
Albrecht Mayer - Vocalise (2016)

Albrecht Mayer - Vocalise (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:10:23 | 166 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Albrecht Mayer knows how to inspire. Everywhere the Franconian Masteroboist comes, he spreads good humor. Mayer is not only a brilliant soloist, he also radiates human warmth, which is immediately transmitted to his audience. When he enters the concert hall and starts to play, a magical-tense atmosphere immediately arises.

Albrecht Mayer - Voices Of Bach (2010)  

Posted by TmanHome at Nov. 14, 2015
Albrecht Mayer - Voices Of Bach (2010)

Albrecht Mayer - Voices Of Bach (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 402 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 247 mb | Scans included | 65 min
Classical | Label: Decca | Rel: 2010

Jumping from Mozart on Deutsche Grammophon to Bach on Decca, oboist Albrecht Mayer continues to explore transcriptions as well as works originally for his instrument on Voices of Bach. This is a good and necessary thing since neither Mozart nor Bach wrote a sufficient number of works for the oboe to fill out a single disc. In the case of Bach, Mayer has hit on the ingenious solution of including not just Bach's canonical Oboe Concerto, plus his concertos for oboe d'amore and English horn, but also eight arrangements of well-known chorales for chorus and oboe. This serves the dual tasks of keeping the program interesting for the listener and challenging for Mayer, and it works brilliantly. With his apparently effortless virtuoso technique and his pungent but poignant tone, Mayer turns in soulful and stylish performances of the three concertos, plus sweetly spiritualized accounts of the chorales. The English Concert, the excellent English-based Baroque period orchestra, and Trinity Baroque, a very small but quite superb chorus, support Mayer's solos with graceful but heartfelt accompaniments, and Decca captures them in clean, warm, and open digital sound.
Albrecht Mayer - New Seasons: Handel for Oboe & Orchestra (2006, Deutsche Grammophon # 00289 476 5681) (REPOST)

Albrecht Mayer - New Seasons: Handel for Oboe & Orchestra
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 396 MB | Full Artwork: 118 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 00289 476 5681 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Oboe

"New Seasons is a project undertaken by oboist Albrecht Mayer to create "new" concertos for oboe, based primarily on the operas and oratorios of George Frideric Handel. He and arranger Andreas N. Tarkmann used arias, sometimes including bits of recitative, and gave the vocal lines to the oboe, flute, and bassoon without changing too much of the accompanimental parts to create a cycle of four concertos. Compared to Handel's original instrumental music, these are naturally more lyrical and sometimes more declamatory, but it is surprising how often the music is very dance-like. Lively, moving rhythms are not what is normally expected in vocal music, but it makes the arias used here very natural sounding as concerto movements…" ~AMG
Albrecht Mayer - Bach - Lieder ohne Wort [Deutsche Grammophon 476 1020] {Europe 2003}

Albrecht Mayer - Bach - Lieder ohne Wort
FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Lossless Artwork | Size: 324 MB + Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon 476 1020 | Country/Year: Europe 2003
Genre: Classical | Hoster: Filepost/Filefacory

Albrecht Mayer may be principal oboist for the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic, but he is also a very active soloist and recitalist not only on the oboe, but also on its relatives, the English horn and the oboe d'amore. Oboists of his caliber are rare, and with his lush tone, smooth control, and engaging expression it's easy to understand why he is a much sought-after musician.
Edward Mayer, The King's Singers - Let It Snow (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Edward Mayer, The King's Singers - Let It Snow (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:39 minutes | 1,29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

One of Germany's best-loved classical performers joins forces with The King’s Singers, the legendary Grammy-winning close harmony group, on this 2013 album of specially chosen mixed-genre winter songs. The interplay of colours, melodies and harmonies between these performers enchants and delights in Baroque, classical and seasonal favorites.

Andreas Ottensamer - New Era (2017) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 10, 2017
Andreas Ottensamer - New Era (2017) [TR24][OF]

Andreas Ottensamer - New Era
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 71:51 min | 1.32 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Mercury Classics / Decca | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer presents a dazzling selection of the clarinet's early repertoire from 18th Century Mannheim, with works by J. and C.P. Stamitz, Mozart and Danzi. The album as features duets with Albrecht Mayer and Emmanuel Pahud, two of the great wind soloists of our time and Ottensamer's friends and colleagues at the Berliner Philharmoniker. Ottensamer is joined by the Kammerakademie Potsdam for this recording.

Andreas Ottensamer - New Era (Stamitz/Danzi/Mozart) (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 3, 2017
Andreas Ottensamer - New Era (Stamitz/Danzi/Mozart) (2017)

Andreas Ottensamer - New Era (Stamitz/Danzi/Mozart)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 71:51 min | 165 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer presents a dazzling selection of the clarinet's early repertoire from 18th Century Mannheim, with works by J. and C.P. Stamitz, Mozart and Danzi. The album as features duets with Albrecht Mayer and Emmanuel Pahud, two of the great wind soloists of our time and Ottensamer's friends and colleagues at the Berliner Philharmoniker. Ottensamer is joined by the Kammerakademie Potsdam for this recording.
VA - Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition (2016) [200 CD Box Set] RE-POST

VA - Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, artwork, books, bonus materials | 240:57:55 | 62 GB
Label: Decca / DG | Tracks: 3335 | Rls.date: 2016

To mark the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon are releasing the most authoritative, complete and scholarly box set ever devoted to the work of a single composer. The 200CD Complete Edition was created in partnership with the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and Mozart expert Professor Cliff Eisen of King’s College London, and will be released worldwide on 28 October 2016.

Mercadante - Il Giuramento (Gerd Albrecht) [2006/1979]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 5, 2017
Mercadante - Il Giuramento (Gerd Albrecht) [2006/1979]

Mercadante - Il Giuramento (Gerd Albrecht) [2006/1979]
Classical | Orfeo C 6800621 | TT: 51.45+46.31 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 411 Mb

It is a concert performance, given and broadcast in Vienna in 1979, with one result being reasonably good sound. Another result is that the performers seem to warm up as they go, really hitting their strides about halfway through. In the case of Plácido Domingo, that could have been because he learned the role over a weekend, filling in for an ailing member of the planned cast. He is nevertheless one of the drawing cards of this recording, as is the presence of the young Italian soprano Mara Zampieri as the romantic lead Elaisa; her sheer dynamic range, with a slashing, edgy fortissimo, is impressive, as was the late-'70s engineering that captured it for posterity.
Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts: Bruch, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Vivaldi, Elgar, Mendelssohn (2005)

Nigel Kennedy - Inner Thoughts (2005)
Max Bruch, J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn, Edward Elgar

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 0946 3 31049 2 1 | Time: 01:09:33

Medieval Baebes and other far greater shocks to the bourgeoisie have come along. Wild adventures placed under the rubric of performances of Vivaldi's Four Seasons are commonplace. Yet Nigel Kennedy continues to roost atop the classical sales charts in Europe, and even to command a decent following in the U.S. despite a low American tolerance for British eccentricity. How does he do it? He has kept reinventing himself successfully. Perhaps he's the classical world's version of Madonna: he's possessed of both unerring commercial instincts and with enough of a sense of style to be able to dress them up as forms of rebellion. Inner Thoughts is a collection of slow movements – inner movements of famous concertos from Bach and Vivaldi to Brahms, Bruch, and Elgar. Actually, the only composer falling into the middle of that large chronological gap is Mendelssohn; Kennedy apparently needs a sort of otherworldly serenity for this project, which Baroque and post-Romantic slow movements may have, but Mozart does not. At any rate, this is no radical idea; it's a softball straight up the middle.