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Ravel: Bolero - La valse - Rapsodie espagnole / Debussy: Images (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Ravel: Bolero - La valse - Rapsodie espagnole / Debussy: Images
Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,70 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,30 GB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-66374-2 | Country/Year: US 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…Recommended with enormous pleasure. " ~sa-cd.net
Theatre of Voices - Paul Hillier - Stories: Berio And Friends (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}  [RE-UP]

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Stories: Berio And Friends
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,50 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,04 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi USA # HMU 807527 | Country/Year: Europe 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Experimental

This collection of works for unaccompanied voices is bookended by works by singer Cathy Berberian and composer Luciano Berio, who were once married to each other. John Cage's Story is a movement of his percussion quartet Living Room Music, while Young Turtle Asymmetries is by Cage's pupil Jackson Mac Low and Roger Marsh's Not a Soul But Ourselves is set to a text by James Joyce. Usually done solo, Berberian's Stripsody, with its score consisting solely of cartoons, is sung here by a trio and must be heard to be believed.
Franz Liszt - Tanski / BOB / Blunier - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music
Claudius Tanski (Piano) / Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
SACD ISO: 3,25 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 920 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1678-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Happy birthday, Franz Liszt! The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under its conductor Stefan Blunier and the pianist Claudius Tanski present orchestral works and piano music by this Austro-Hungarian great, including the overture to Goethe’s Torquato Tasso and the Totentanz of 1849, on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth. A finely nuanced extra comes in the form of an orchestration of La lugubre gondola by John Adams.
Franz Liszt - Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Roman Kofman - Christus Oratorio (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Christus Oratorio
Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno - Roman Kofman
3xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 8,68 GB | 3x24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 2,49 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1366-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Sacred, Oratorio

…I already indicated the excellent qualities of the soloists especially Franziska Hirzel and Birgit Remmert who sing with that important ethereal intensity. Kofman conducts with the ideal tonic and lets the music move along quite magically. The SACD sound comes out trumps on my Sony SACD-11 player and I really have nothing but an unqualified recommendation for this beautiful set.
Giacomo Puccini - Leontyne Price / Erich Leinsdorf - Madama Butterfly (2006) {Hybrid-SACD ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Giacomo Puccini - Madama Butterfly
Leontyne Price / Erich Leinsdorf / RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,62 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 863 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876 82622-2 | Country/Year: US 2006 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera, Italian
Alexander Zemlinsky - Lyrische Symphonie op. 18 (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) - Lyric Symphony op. 18
Christine Schäfer / Matthias Goerne / Orchestre De Paris / Christoph Eschenbach
SACD ISO (2.0/5.1): 2,85 GB | 24B/88,2kHz FLAC: 810 MB | Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Symphony

…The recording allows the performance to glow, and as atmospheric and airy as it is in stereo, listening in surround from the SACD layer immerses you in the ambience in the most satisfying way. If to you Zemlinsky is famous more for his pupils' achievements than his own, then this will be a revelatory experience, and I know already that it's one of my discs of the year.
Franz Schreker - BOB, Blunier - Irrelohe, Opera In 3 Acts (2011, MDG "Live" # 937 16) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Franz Schreker - Irrelohe, Opera In 3 Acts
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier / Chor und Extrachor des Theater Bonn
SACD ISOs: 7,05 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 2,09 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1687-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Late Romantic

…The vivid MDG recording is slightly distanced, so the volume needs to be increased considerably for its fine qualities to become evident. Balances between voices and orchestra are excellent, and for those listening in multi-channel the surround speakers have been used to great effect for the off-stage brass, distant bells and chorus in the Act 3 cataclysmic immolation of Irrelohe castle. There is no applause or audience noise but the movement of singers on the stage is clearly defined with very few extraneous sounds being captured by the microphones. This is the latest addition to the Schrecker discography and will be welcomed by all admirers of the composer and can be confidently recommended.
César Franck: Symphony / Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka - CSO, BSO, Monteux (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

César Franck: Symphony / Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Monteux
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,00 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,28 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-67897-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, recorded 1959/1961
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…An amazing SACD. As interpretations, both of these are in a class of their own, the Franck having strong claims of being the best ever performance of this greatest French late romantic orchestral work. Almost certainly they will never be equalled let alone bettered on SACD." ~SA-CD.net
VA - Inspirations: MDG Classical References (2007) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

VA - Inspirations: MDG Classical References
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,78 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 989 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG # 906 1449-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2007 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Various

Eine exklusive Sammlung herausragend klingender Aufnahmen aus dem Hause MDG - Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm von Heinrich Schütz bis Johannes Brahms - vom Solo-Klavier bis zum großen Sinfonieorchester.
Anton Bruckner - BOB / Stefan Blunier - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
2xSACD | SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 4,62 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,34 | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1713-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Orchestral

"Even though Stefan Blunier's 2011 recording of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is a lot to digest, timed at over 88 minutes and stretched almost to the breaking point, this is a deeply compelling performance and an impressive recording that deserves all the time listeners devote to it. (…) MDG's natural, unprocessed sound is a great aid to capturing the orchestra's subtle dynamics, and the live recording has very few extraneous sounds. Highly recommended." ~AMG