Davidbundlertanze Fantaisie Op.17

Paul Lewis - Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Robert Schumann: Fantasie, Op.17 (2015)

Paul Lewis - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Schumann: Fantasie, Op.17 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # Harmonia Mundi | Time: 01:04:41

On this recording, Paul Lewis performs two major works of the keyboard repertoire. Decidedly programmatic, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is more commonly heard today in Ravel's orchestral version. However, the original for solo piano is both a technical tour-de-force and a brilliant example of the composer's coloristic gifts. The pairing is Schumann's Fantaisie Op.17, a work whose movements originally had evocative titles (Ruin, Triumphal Arch, Constellation). The 'program' was removed before publication, but the 'pictures' Schumann intended listeners to imagine remain.
Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 17 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 17 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 72:09+61:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 668 MB

The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)
Paul Lewis - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Schumann: Fantasie Op.17 (2015) [24-bit/96kHz]

Paul Lewis - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Schumann: Fantasie Op.17 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:40 minutes | 944 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Compiled from two distinct recording sessions, 2010 and 2014, this rather anomalous pairing of Schumann and Mussorgsky by British virtuoso Paul Lewis offers some exquisite sonorities in the course of his traversal of two monuments of the Romantic repertory.

Boccherini - 6 Flute Quintets, Op. 17 REUP  Music

Posted by alekhno at April 29, 2010
Boccherini - 6 Flute Quintets, Op. 17 REUP

Luigi Boccherini - 6 Flute Quintets, Op. 17
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Artwork | 261 Mb | rs.com | 1996
Janacek Quartet & Alexandre Magnin, flute

Boccherini - 6 Flute Quintets, Op. 17  

Posted by alekhno at Jan. 30, 2009
Boccherini - 6 Flute Quintets, Op. 17

Luigi Boccherini - 6 Flute Quintets, Op. 17
Classical | WavPack | 1 CD | Covers | 255 Mb | rs.com | 1996
Janacek Quartet & Alexandre Magnin, flute

Boccherini - String Quartets, Op. 33 REUP  Music

Posted by alekhno at April 29, 2010
Boccherini - String Quartets, Op. 33 REUP

Luigi Boccherini - 6 String Quartets, Op. 33 Reup
Classical | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Artwork | 275 Mb | rs.com | 1995
Revolutionary Drawing Room

"Naturalness & sparkle are trump: Boccherini's quiet humor & fine-honed technique are heard at their best." FonoForum 6/95

Boccherini - String Quartets, Op. 58  Music

Posted by alekhno at Dec. 4, 2009
Boccherini - String Quartets, Op. 58

Luigi Boccherini - 6 String Quartets, Op. 58
Classical | ECD-DA Extractor | FLAC, CUE, NO LOG | 2 CD | Covers | 560 Mb | rs.com | 1994
Revolutionary Drawing Room

FonoForum 9/94: »Top-flight interpretation. The renderings of all six quartets are full of life and special verve. A true listening pleasure and a welcome addition to the repertoire in what is an exemplary performances

Boccherini - String Quartets, Op. 33  Music

Posted by alekhno at Nov. 6, 2009
Boccherini - String Quartets, Op. 33

Luigi Boccherini - 6 String Quartets, Op. 33
Classical | ECD-DA Extractor | FLAC, CUE, NO LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 275 Mb | rs.com | 1995
Revolutionary Drawing Room

"Naturalness & sparkle are trump: Boccherini's quiet humor & fine-honed technique are heard at their best." FonoForum 6/95

Rachmaninoff Edition - Complete Works: Box Set 31CDs (2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 2, 2016
Rachmaninoff Edition - Complete Works: Box Set 31CDs (2008)

Rachmaninoff Edition - Complete Works: Box Set 31CDs (2008)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,62 Gb | Scans 269 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2008

This is a wonderful collection of all the great composer's known works, and is a must buy for anyone who enjoy's Rachmaninoff. While most of the recordings are not perhaps the absolute best that are out there, they are all still, for the most part, quite good. The only real issues I can find with this set are two rather small ones. On the recording of the symphonic poem The Isle of the Dead, there is an odd static-like sound that starts at about 17 minutes into the piece, which then disappears briefly, before reappearing once more. It is rather irritating, especially considering that the rest of the recording is very nice.
Xavier de Maistre - Notte Veneziana: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Pescetti, Alvars, Godefroid (2012)

Notte Veneziana: Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Pescetti, Alvars, Godefroid (2012)
Xavier de Maistre, harp; L'arte del mondo; Werner Ehrhardt, concertmaster

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Genre: Classical, Baroque, Harp | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697937732 | Time: 01:01:51

Xavier de Maistre is generally fêted as the artist who has managed to liberate the harp from its reputation for wonderful but very soft sounds, and establish it as a solo instrument in the concert hall. On his album "Notte Veneziana", the internationally successful harp virtuoso plays well-known concertos by the Venetian composers Vivaldi, Marcello and Albinoni in new arrangements, combining them with original compositions for solo harp such as the sonata by Giovanni Pescetti, Godefroid’s stunning set of variations on the popular tune “Carnaval de Venise”, and “La Mandoline” by 19th-century composer Elias Parish Alvars.