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Christian Seibert - Rota: Piano Works (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 5, 2017
Christian Seibert - Rota: Piano Works (2016)

Christian Seibert - Rota: Piano Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:02 min | 256 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 39 | Rls.date: 2016

Nino Rota’s relationship with the piano began early in his life, as his grandfather, Giovanni Rinaldi was a renowned piano composer. A child prodigy, his mother wrote, “At the age of eight Nino was improvising on the piano and producing harmonies so naturally that it was as if the keys were doing it for him on their own.” Despite his close relationship to the instrument, Rota only composed fourteen opus numbers of piano music.
Hermann Max,  Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: La Clemenza di Scipione (2002)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: La Clemenza di Scipione (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 584 Mb | Total time: 131:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 791-2 | Recorded: 2000

Composed in 1778, J.C. Bach's La Clemenza di Scipione is a nice, direct, fat-free work. The arias tend to be short (not one of them is a da capo), the recitatives are to the point and likewise brief, and the action moves swiftly. Roman Scipio (tenor) has taken Cartagena and Spanish soprano princess Arsinda (and her soprano pal, Idalba) prisoner. Male soprano, fellow non-Roman Lucieo, is betrothed to Arsinda, while the Roman general Marzio (tenor) is in love with Idalba and vice-versa. The whole plot revolves around the heroic Lucieo's attempts to rescue Arsinda, et al., his being taken prisoner, and his being threatened by death if he refuses to pledge allegiance to Rome. He never does give in, but Scipio does–hence the clemency–and Scipio gives everyone their freedom once he realizes how impressive a gal Arsinda is. Everyone swears loyalty to Rome. Hooray! There's plenty of room for grief arias, anger arias, revenge arias, why-is-my-life-so-dreadful arias, and if-only-I-could-end-your(-my)-suffering arias, in many tempos.
Hermann Max,  Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: Gioas, Re di Giuda (2002)

Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert - Johann Christian Bach: Gioas, Rè di Giuda (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 646 Mb | Total time: 134:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 895-2 | Recorded: 2001

Written for London audiences in 1770, Johann Christian Bach’s only extant oratorio, Gioas, Re di Guida, is a proverbial curate’s egg. Attempting to please both those weaned on Handel and those hoping to hear the oratorio genre given a rococo makeover, it failed to please either. Such was London’s veneration for the spirit of Handel that Bach was booed when he dared play an organ interlude between acts; and despite George III’s patronage, the work was soon neglected. Audiences of the time simply did not want to hear Italian operatic conventions in their oratorios.
Over 200 years later, such considerations are, thankfully, far less important. While it remains slightly disconcerting to hear quasi-Handelian choruses interpolated into what is in every other respect an opera seria, Bach’s graceful galant manner and his easy, fluid way with vocal melody remain as delightful as ever throughout an increasingly dramatic succession of accompanied recitatives, arias and duets. The fulsome choruses themselves turn out to be the work’s most colourful elements.
Klaus Mertens, Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - Dresden 1652: Werke von Christoph Bernhard und Christian Herwich (2005)

Klaus Mertens, Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - Dresden 1652: Werke von Christoph Bernhard und Christian Herwich (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:20 | 276 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: New Classical Adventure | Catalog: 60147

Die Hamburger Ratsmusik: ein Ensemble mit 500-jähriger Geschichte. Dieser Gegensatz reizt zum kreativen Dialog zwischen Tradition und Gegenwart, von Alter Musik und lebendiger Interpretation. Die Anfänge der Hamburger Ratsmusik reichen zurück bis ins 16. Jahrhundert. Nach dem Grundsatz „Gott zu Ehren und Hamburg zur Lust, Ergötzlichkeit und Nutz“ leistete sich die Stadt ein Eliteensemble von acht Ratsmusikern, das vielen fürstlichen Hofkapellen Konkurrenz machen konnte.

Dorothee Oberlinger - Bach - Small Gifts (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 3, 2017
Dorothee Oberlinger - Bach - Small Gifts (2017)

Dorothee Oberlinger - Bach - Small Gifts
Classical, Vpcal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:31 min | 402 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

When J. S. Bach dedicated his “Brandenburg Concertos” to the margrave Christian-Ludwig, he labelled them as “small talents” given to him by the heavens. Under the title “small gifts”, Andreas Scholl together with Dorothee Oberlinger and her Ensemble 1700 present a pure Bach programme with a selection of vocal and instrumental works which gives a lively impression of Bach’s musical rhetoric.
Andreas Scholl & Dorothee Oberlinger - Bach - Small Gifts (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andreas Scholl & Dorothee Oberlinger - Bach - Small Gifts (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:31 minutes | 1.37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When J. S. Bach dedicated his “Brandenburg Concertos” to the margrave Christian-Ludwig, he labelled them as “small talents” given to him by the heavens. Under the title “small gifts”, Andreas Scholl together with Dorothee Oberlinger and her Ensemble 1700 present a pure Bach programme with a selection of vocal and instrumental works which gives a lively impression of Bach’s musical rhetoric.
Yehudi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch (1991)

Yehudi Menuhin - The Great Violin Concertos: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruch (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0.99 Gb | Total time: 71:38+71:21+65:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # CZS 7 67310 2 | Recorded: 1956-1961

Admirers of Sir Yehudi Menuhin will be pleased to have this compilation of his early stereo recordings of the major violin concertos. I have always enjoyed his version of the Bach Double Concerto with Christian Ferras; it rightly dominated the catalogue throughout the 1960s, and the spirited baroque vitality of the performance, plus a beautifully judged central Largo, give great satisfaction. Moreover, it demonstrates what a good sound balance Peter Andry and Neville Boyling could achieve in London's Kingsway Hall in 1959.
Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:51 minutes | 1,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff together with pianist Lars Vogt offer an exciting program of Violin Sonatas by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). This new release continues a successful series of recordings of violin chamber works by the artist duo. Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonatas are among the greatest masterpieces in 19th century chamber music. Brahms wrote these sonatas between 1878 and 1888, at the height of his creative powers. With these powerful works Brahms brought the genre of violin sonatas into a new dimension. Included is also Scherzo movement from the F. A. E. Sonata which Brahms contributed to a composite sonata with Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich in 1853.
Christian Ferras - The Complete HMV & Telefunken Recordings (2017)

Christian Ferras - The Complete HMV & Telefunken Recordings
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 13:32:11 | 1.96 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 108 | Rls.date: 2017

This 13-disc set brings together, for the first time, all the recordings that the French violinist Christian Ferras made for HMV and Telefunken including several first releases on CD. Amongst his musical partners featured in the set are Yehudi Menuhin, Paul Tortelier, Georges Prêtre, Constantin Silvestri and others.
Christian Gerhaher - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Christian Gerhaher - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 73:32 minutes | 690 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

14 years after his first recording, the acclaimed baritone and "most moving singer of the world" (The Telegraph) turns back to Die schöne Müllerin together with long-time collaborator and pianist: Gerold Huber.