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Sibelius, Glazunov - Violin Concertos - Esther Yoo, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936), Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Artist: Esther Yoo, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy
Title: Sibelius, Glazunov - Violin Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:07:02
Recording date: October 2014
Recording Location: Fairfield Halls, Croydon, United Kingdom


Vladimir Ashkenazy collaborates with Esther Yoo in a new recording of Sibelius and Glazunov Violin Concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Yoo first came to international attention in 2010 when, aged 16, she became the youngest prize-winner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition. She made her London debut in 2014, performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 under the late Lorin Maazel at Royal Festival Hall. That same year, she was a soloist on the Philharmonia’s South America tour under Ashkenazy.
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Dmitri Shostakovich - The Execution of Stepan Razin, Zoya Suite & Suite on Finnish Themes - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Artist: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy
Title: Shostakovich - The Execution of Stepan Razin, Zoya Suite & Suite on Finnish Themes
Genre: Classical
Label: © Ondine Oy, Helsinki
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: eclassical.com
Duration: 65:37
Recording: 2013, Helsinki Music Centre, Finland

Shostakovich’s cantata The Execution of Stepan Razin is a moving and exciting late work audibly related to the Thirteenth Symphony, “Babi Yar”. Both use texts by Yevtushenko, and yet the cantata never has enjoyed the same degree of popularity and critical regard. The reason may be that it’s too long to serve as a coupling with the symphony, and Shostakovich never wrote anything else like it. His previous Socialist Realist choral works, like The Song of the Forests, are too obviously ideological in content, but Razin would make a terrific piece coupled to, say, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky.
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Robert Schumann - Scenen aus Goethes Faust, WoO 3 - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2009) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Artist: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Title: Schumann - Scenen aus Goethes Faust, WoO 3
Genre: Classical
Label: © RCO Live
Release Date: 2009/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:57:48
Recorded live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 18, 20, 21, 23 and 24 April 2008

In April 2008 Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra executed a series of performances of Schumann's rarely heard masterpiece Szenen aus Goethes Faust.These successful performances were recorded live and edited into the release that you have before you. Nikolaus Harnoncourt made his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1975, where his St John and St Matthew Passions opened a whole new chapter in the Amsterdam tradition of performing these works. With the RCO, he directed a number of impressive opera productions, including the Mozart operas by librettist Da Ponte and Strauss' Die Fledermaus, and a great number of symphonic concerts, including symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Dvorák. Much of the repertoire Harnoncourt conducted with the Concertgebouw Orchestra has been recorded and has also received many awards. He was made a Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion in 2006. Nikolaus Harnoncourt was appointed honorary guest conductor in October 2000.
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Franz Schubert - Schubertiade: Du holde Kunst, ich danke dir - Anima Eterna Brugge, Jos van Immerseel (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Artist: Anima Eterna Brugge, Jos van Immerseel
Title: Schubertiade: Du holde Kunst, ich danke dir
Genre: Classical
Label: © Alpha Productions | Outhere Music
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 04:21:34
Recorded: July 2014 at Concertgebouw Brugge


Jos Van Immerseel is celebrating his 70th birthday with three important releases that will punctuate the end of the year at Alpha: a symphonic programme (Janacek, Dvorak), a chamber music programme (Schubert) and a set grouping the rereleases of his recordings of French music. These anthologies will once again demonstrate everything the pianofortist brings to the interpretation of the symphonic and chamber repertoires.
4 CD’s, 17 musicians, 32 master pieces: these are the main ingredients of Schubertiade - a compilation of vocal and instrumental chamber music by Schubert, hand-picked and assembled by Jos van Immerseel to form the soundtrack to 4 imaginary Schubertian salons. An ode to the master of Ständchen and Forellenquintett, this recording is also a celebration of Anima Eterna Brugge’s maestro, who, over the past 25 years, has led the orchestra to many happy encounters with his favorite composer.
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Schubert: Death and the Maiden; Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony - London Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble, Roman Simovic (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Artist: London Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble, Roman Simović
Title: Schubert: Death and the Maiden; Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony
Genre: Classical
Label: © London Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records.co.uk
Duration: 66 minutes 28 seconds
Recorded live in DSD, at the Barbican on the 26th April 2015


The LSO String Ensemble, led by LSO leader Roman Simovic, gives magnificent performances of Schubert (arr. Mahler) String Quartet No 14 Death and the Maiden and Shostakovich (orch. Barshai) Chamber Symphony in C minor. This is the second LSO String Ensemble release on LSO Live, following the acclaimed recording of Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings and Bartók Divertimento.
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Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 9, Rosamunde - Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan (1978/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Artist: Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Title: Schubert - Symphony No. 9, Rosamunde
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 1978/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:08:12
Recorded: June 1977

There are those who would argue that the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan was a magnificent instrument for the later Romantics Brahms, Bruckner, Wagner, and Strauss. There are others, however, who would argue that Karajan and the BPO were too magnificent for the earlier Romantics Mendelssohn, Schumann, and especially Schubert. They would say that the lushly, plushly, voluptuously sensual sound of the BPO simply overwhelmed the lighter, brighter, and more lyrical early Romantics. And while a few might concede that the BPO may be acceptable in Mendelssohn's Italian or Schumann's Rhenish, even they would say that they were all wrong for Schubert.
They would be right. As re-packaged in two, two-disc sets, Karajan and the BPO's Schubert is a short, fat greasy little Austrian with an expensive cigar. Although elegantly attired in the height of fashion, Karajan and the BPO's Schubert is the kind of character Strauss skewered in Baron Ochs from Der Rosenkavalier: an oaf, a dunderhead, a loquacious narcissist who has nothing to say but says it over and over again and again while always and at every moment his talk is only ever about himself. Music that sings in full-throated passion and sublime lyricism in recordings by Kleiber, Abbado, Böhm, and Krips here sounds over-ripe, over-sexed, and over-long. EMI's digital remastering is as rich and warm as their stereo originals. --AllMusic Review by James Leonard
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Domenico Scarlatti - 18 Keyboard Sonatas - Yevgeny Sudbin (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin
Title: Scarlatti - 18 Keyboard Sonatas
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 74:30
Recorded: July 2014 (K 9, 141, 159, 213), February 2015 (K 12, 29, 32, 69, 99, 119, 125, 417) and July 2015 (K 56, 208, 318, 373, 425, 479) at St George’s Bristol, England

With the 2005 release of his first recording for BIS Records, Yevgeny Sudbin catapulted into the pages of the international music press. The disc was a Scarlatti recital that prompted reviewers worldwide to compare the then 24-year old pianist in the most flattering terms to Scarlatti experts such as Horowitz and Pletnev. It went on to receive a long list of distinctions, including an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, where the accompanying review described it as ‘among the finest, certainly most enjoyable of all Scarlatti recitals’. Since then, Sudbin and BIS have enjoyed a highly successful collaboration, resulting in numerous acclaimed recordings of both solo programmes and concertos. To celebrate the past 10 years, a new Scarlatti recording seemed the obvious choice for an anniversary present – to ourselves, and of course to all Sudbin fans and Scarlatti lovers. Said and done: Sudbin met up with Marion Schwebel, the recording producer with whom he has collaborated from the very beginning, for recording sessions in the silken acoustics of St George’s in Bristol. The results can be heard on this new disc: 18 sonatas selected from the total of 555 – a collection of a striking, even bewildering, variety. Through it all, Sudbin guides us with authority but also obvious relish as he brings to life elements which his own liner notes describes as 'church bells and gunshots (K119), howls in the streets (K479), trumpets appearing on the horizon (K159), head-spinning dances (K425) but also a wonderful sense of humour (K125) – as well scenes as melancholic, lean and desiccated as a sun-baked Mediterranean landscape (K99).
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Saint-Saens, Loevendie, Ravel - Piano Trios - Van Baerle Trio (2012) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Camille Saint-Saèns (1835-1921), Theo Loevendie (b.1930), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Artist: Van Baerle Trio
Title: Saint-Saèns, Loevendie, Ravel - Piano Trios
Genre: Classical
Label: © Etcetera Records
Release Date: 2012
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:06:17
Recorded: Philipshall, Eindhoven, NL, 19-21 August 2011


The members of the Van Baerle Trio met each other as students at the Amsterdam Conservatory. From the beginning they were coached by Dmitri Ferschtman, and followed lessons and master classes with a.o. Willem Brons, Ana Chumachenco, Mark Lubotsky and the Parkanyi Quartet. Most crucial for the development of the trio was their meeting with Menahem Pressler, who follows the trio since 2008. The Van Baerle Trio is a multiple prize winner on national and international competitions - in April 2011 the trio was awarded the 1st Prize, the Audience Prize and 2 special prizes at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, and one month later the trio won the Vriendenkrans Competition, where they were awarded both the Radio 4 “Talent of the Year” Award and the Audience Prize. In March 2011 the Van Baerle Trio made a successful tour in the Netherlands, acclaimed both by audiences and critics, and made their Concertgebouw debut the same month. The trio is a regular guest on the Dutch radio and television, and participated at international festivals in the Netherlands and in France. Recently, the Van Baerle Trio was guest at the radio programme of France Musique “Concert de midi et demi, jeunes interprètes”
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