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Mozart - Mozart's Last Symphonies - Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti (2016) {ABC Classics Digital Download 24-96}

Mozart - Mozart's Last Symphonies - Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti (2016) {ABC Classics Digital Download 24-96}
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz (studio master) | 1.76 Gb
© 2016 ABC Classics | Official Digital Download - Source: prestoclassical.co.uk
genre: classical, symphony

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his last three symphonies in the summer of 1788, and since then they've usually been regarded as a set, even though there's little reason to believe he intended them to be performed together. Unlike Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who came to regard these symphonies as a kind of symphonic oratorio in 12 movements, Richard Tognetti thinks of them as separate pieces that Mozart wrote opportunistically, possibly for a commission that fell through, though beyond that, he lets the music speak for itself.
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Terje Tønnesen - Janacek: The Kreutzer Sonata & Intimate Letters (2017)

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Terje Tønnesen - Janacek: The Kreutzer Sonata & Intimate Letters
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 152:25 min | 605 MB
Label: Lawo Classics | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

The idea of arranging Janáček’s two string quartets for string orchestra has implicated two different approaches for me. The first is timbral; while the quartets’ ever-changing dramatics make it challenging to ‘resonate’ with the solo instruments in a string quartet, the collective sound of the orchestra adds a new dimension to the music.
Iryna Starodub, Kiev Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Valentin Silvestrov: Moments of Memory II (2017)

Iryna Starodub, Kiev Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Valentin Silvestrov: Moments of Memory II
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:44 min | 264 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov has said that I do not write new music. My music is a response to and an echo of what already exists. This is particularly pertinent to works such as the Two Dialogues with Postscript that engage hauntingly with Schubert and Wagner, and the evocative Moments of Memory II which alludes to Chopin and yearns for an unreachable past. Music is still song, even if one cannot literally sing it, says Silvestrov.
Alexei Ogrintchouk, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - J.S. Bach: Oboe Concertos (2010)

Alexei Ogrintchouk, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - J.S. Bach: Oboe Concertos (2010)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:16 | 360 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1769

As a glance at the titles for this release indicates, this is pretty much an album of reconstructions. In his learned and usefully comprehensive booklet notes, Geoffrey Burgess describes how Bach’s concertos for harpsichord can be shown to have had other intended solo instruments, the oboe in particular, in mind. Bach wrote more solos for the oboe into his cantatas than for any other instrument, and so the lack of concertante works for the instrument argues that several may have been lost or have only survived in other guises.
Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:07 minutes | 1.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Over the next four seasons, the celebrated Norwegian pianist and newly-signed exclusive Sony Classical artist Leif Ove Andsnes will devote the majority of his performing and recording activities to the music of Beethoven.
Henning Kraggerud & Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra - Between the Seasons (2017)

Henning Kraggerud & Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra - Between the Seasons
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 63:12 min | 278 MB
Label: Simax Classics | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Extremes - wind, snow, cold, rainfall, thaw and heat - are vividly experienced in Henning Kraggerud's interpretation of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. Kraggerud manages to capture the climatic range experienced on top of the world in his music-making. And there's more - between each of the seasons.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016) [24/192]

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 59:00 minutes | 1.88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„With the wonderful Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra we are presently exploring Schuberts quatuor „Death and the maiden“. Of course we have to include Schubert’s earlier song with the same title on the poem of Matthias Claudius. This song belongs to the medieval tradition of the dance of death. Therefore we also play „Toden Tanz“ (with poor me dancing), an ancient death dance written up by the German organ player August Nörmiger (1560-1613).
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Risto Joost - Kõrvits: Moorland Elegies (2017)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Risto Joost - Kõrvits: Moorland Elegies
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, scans | 53:56 min | 253 MB
Label: Ondine ‎– ODE1306-2 | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Choral

Ondine continues its series of works by Baltic composers with a new exciting release. This disc features Moorland Elegies, a 50-minute work for mixed choir and string orchestra by Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits (b. 1969). The work is being performed by the prestigious Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra conducted by Risto Joost.
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman - J.C. Bach: Complete Symphonies Opp. 6, 9, 18 (2011) (Repost)

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman - J.C. Bach: Complete Symphonies Opp. 6, 9, 18 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 145:39 | 768 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics | Catalog: 8802065

Youngest son of J.S. Bach, Johann Christian Bach rose to prominence in England during the early Classical period much the same as his father dominated the German Baroque. His writing was influenced by his father, of course, but also by the fashions being explored by Haydn. J.C. Bach also served as a bridge to Mozart, whose work and early writings were also influenced by the junior Bach. A total of 15, three-movement symphonies were published under Opp. 6, 9, and 18.
Eckart Hubner, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal - Devienne: Bassoon Concertos (1993) (Repost)

Eckart Hubner, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal - Devienne: Bassoon Concertos (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:24 | 356 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 999120

This is a very nice recording of bassoon concertos by the Mozart of Paris, Francois Devienne. Eckart Huebner is a masterful player with a nice sound, good interpretation, great intonation, and brings out the musicality which occasionally lacks or is absent in Devienne recordings. His notes are well written and provide background with thoughts and conjecture concerning each of the concertos and the mysterious 2nd bassoon concerto of Mozart which has been attributed to Devienne.