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The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, David Willcocks - J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (1994) (Repost)

The Bach Choir, Thames Chamber Orchestra, David Willcocks - J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:08:38 | 826 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: ASV | Catalog: QSS 324

This performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion is sung in English and played on modern instrument. If that bothers you, don't bother checking out this recording. If it doesn't bother you, and you like the idea of a heartrending, awe-inspiring, and profoundly moving performance of Bach's sacred dramatic masterpiece, by all means, try this recording. David Willcocks, the dean of English choral conductors, leads the combined forces of the Bach Choir, the Boys' Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Thames Chamber Orchestra along with six A-list British soloists in a deeply human, intensely spiritual, and amazingly dramatic performance of the work.
Elizabeth Jordan, Lynsey Marsh, Northern Chamber Orchestra & Stephen Barlow - Mind Music (2017)

Elizabeth Jordan, Lynsey Marsh, Northern Chamber Orchestra & Stephen Barlow - Mind Music
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 88:18 min | 350 MB
Label: Coviello Classics | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Degenerative brain diseases (Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s in particular) cause immense distress to sufferers and their families. This album is released to raise funds for research into cures, through Parkinsons UK. Both the soloists lost parents to these diseases hence their wish to support the research. They have chosen works by composers all of whom were similarly afflicted - either in themselves or their close families. Mendelssohn died at a very young age due to degenerative disease, Strauss wrote his work during a period of severe influenza and depression, and Kevin Malone and John Adams struggled to cope when their fathers both succumbed to Alzheimers.
Rosemary Tuck, English Chamber Orchestra & Richard Bonynge - Czerny: Piano Concerto in D Minor (2017)

Rosemary Tuck, English Chamber Orchestra & Richard Bonynge - Czerny: Piano Concerto in D Minor
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:23 min | 272 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

The Vienneseborn Carl Czerny, student and confidant of Beethoven and teacher of Liszt, found fame in his native city by writing a series of fashionable pieces, among which numbered fantasies and potpourris as well as a series of important pedagogic studies. His large-scale pianistic works are of great interest and include the First Piano Concerto, in D minor, which expertly balances foreboding, pastoral richness and exuberant brio, a bravura Introduzione e Rondo Brillant and a vivacious salute to Webers Euryanthe. Tuck is dazzlingly articulate and secure in the countless runs and fast passagework Czerny asks of her, wrote MusicWeb International of 8.573417. This is a world-premiere recording.
Anders Paulsson - Aho: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Chamber Orchestra and Quintet for Winds & Piano (2017)

Anders Paulsson, Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Aho: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone & Chamber Orchestra and Quintet for Winds & Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:58:39 | 140 MB
Label: BIS

To date, Kalevi Aho has composed sixteen symphonies and twenty-eight concertos, several operas and a large number of chamber works – a rate of production which is all the more impressive considering the complexity and originality displayed by each new work. On this latest in a long series of BIS releases with Aho’s music, two of his most recent works are performed by the musicians of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra and its artistic director John Storgårds have collaborated with the composer on several projects, and the Concerto for Soprano Saxophone is a commission from the orchestra, at the suggestion of the Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson. A specialist on the soprano saxophone, Paulsson also demonstrated the instrument’s capabilities to Aho as part of his preparations.
Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)

Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:40 | 224 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88883705482

The presence of the young Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the decision by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes to conduct it from the keyboard may lead you to expect a smaller-scale performance than listeners actually get here, in this second album of Andsnes' "Beethoven Journey." Certainly this isn't keyboard-pounding Beethoven. The slow movement of the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, has none of the giant-stomping-around quality it often received in golden-age recordings.
Corinna Ruba, Levan Tskhadadze & Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra - Ganymed (2017)

Corinna Ruba, Levan Tskhadadze & Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra - Ganymed (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:52:49 | 124 MB
Label: AAA Culture

The brand new classic music production of AAA Culture featuring the Munic soprano singer Corinna Ruba and the Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra conducted by Levan Tskhadadze.
Murray Perahia, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: The Complete Piano Concertos (12CDs) [2012]

Murray Perahia, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: The Complete Piano Concertos (12CDs) [2012]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.76 Gb | Total time: 11:37:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 1914112 | Recorded: 1975-1988

Perahia’s immaculate technique, stylistic surety, and classical symmetry are remarkably consistent. While his tone is always singing and rounded, lyrical melodies and decorative passages alike convey a slight diamond-like edge to the peak of crescendos or an emphatic accent. This helps achieve an attractive fusion of unruffled poise and dramatic tension. You hear this quite readily in the B-flat K. 456 concerto ‘s first movement, or in the carefully pedaled trills and restatement of the main theme in K. 595’s heavenly Larghetto, also sampled here. Perahia’s symbiotic musical rapport with Radu Lupu in the two-piano concerto and the two-piano version of the concerto for three pianos should not go unmentioned.
– Jed Distler
Sir Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: The Simphonies (2008)

Sir Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: The Simphonies (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.08 Gb | Total time: 12 Hours 16 Mins | Scans included
Classical | Label: Telars | # 80729 | Recorded: 1986-1990

Musical scholar that he is, Charles Mackerras adopts period performance practice, but opts for modern instruments. The Prague Chamber Orchestra is one of the world's best small ensembles. They play this music with impeccable wit, sophistication, and style. Of course, Mackerras himself studied in Prague–Mozart's musical home away from home–and has long enjoyed an excellent relationship with the city's orchestras and musicians. With swift tempos, employment of a harpsichord accompaniment, and all the repeats taken in each work, these finely honed interpretations offer a uniquely consistent view of Mozart's symphonic achievement. Telarc's superb sound allows the music to fall very gratefully on the ear.
–Dave Hurwitz
Trifonov, Pletnev, Babayan & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Chopin Evocations (2017)

Trifonov, Pletnev, Babayan & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Chopin Evocations (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:19:44 | 322 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Star pianist & composer Daniil Trifonov burst onto the international music scene at the International Chopin Competition in 2010. He then went on to win the Grand Prize at the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition performing Chopin's 1st Piano Concerto in the final round. Daniil Trifonov stands for virtuosity, musical poetry and evocative power. He is the world’s top young pianist today - and the music of Chopin is close to his heart.
Yehudi Menuhin, Polish Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (2003)

Yehudi Menuhin, Polish Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 547 Mb | Total time: 58:49+76:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 85544 2 | Recorded: 1986, 1991

Renowned, American born violinist & conductor, Yehudi Menuhin was a vegetarian and committed supporter of many social and environmental causes, with a great interest in Yoga and eastern religion. He was considered one of the greatest violinist of all time and this EMI recording of "Violin Voncertos by Vivaldi" is an excellent introduction to his work Performed by the Polish Chamber Orchestra.