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Christian Gerhaher - Mahler: Orchestral Songs (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Christian Gerhaher - Mahler: Orchestral Songs (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 54:35 minutes | 464 MB
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The incomparable lied baritone, Christian Gerhaher, revisits Gustav Mahler in his latest release Mahler: Orchestral Songs. Accompanied by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra , under the elegant baton of Kent Nagano, Gerhaher has recorded three Mahler song cycles in their authentic orchestral versions for the first time. On Mahler: Orchestral Songs, Gerhaher manages to blend with the compelling sound of the orchestra, but at the same time makes his baritone hover above the instruments, so that every word and nuance comes across without ever sounding forced. Simple in style and full of empathy, this is the art of song at its finest.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Sir Mark Elder - Wagner: Lohengrin, WWV 75 (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Sir Mark Elder - Wagner: Lohengrin, WWV 75 (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 162:30 minutes | 3.49 GB
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There was no instant click between Richard Wagner and his future opera hero Lohengrin. Having come across the Lohengrin poem amongst the medieval source material for his opera Tannhäuser, he then laid it aside, considering it to be too mystical. But the figure of Lohengrin would not let him go, and he gradually came to see in the mysterious Grail Knight the very essence of a ‘deeply human longing for unconditional love’. Finally, at the spa town of Marienbad during the summer holiday of 1845, inspiration struck: ‘Lohengrin… stood suddenly revealed before me in full armour at the centre of a comprehensive dramatic adaptation of the whole material.’ In no time at all, he had put down on paper a prose sketch of a libretto. …
J.S. Bach - Dunedin Consort - Matthew Passion (Final version, c. 1742) (2008) [Official Download 24bit/88,2kHz] {REPOST}

J.S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion (1742 version)
Dunedin Consort & Players
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz: 2,69 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Linn Records # CKD 313 | Country/Year: UK 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred | Source: Linn Records

This wonderful new recording of the St Matthew Passion is the first to adopt Bach's final revisions to the score as performed in 1742. Most casual listeners may not be able to identify the departure in scoring from the most commonly performed 1736 version: which amounts to the replacement of organ with harpsichord in the second orchestra, and an additional viola da gamba in a recitative and aria. However, where this recording really stands out is in the size of the vocal forces. A total of eight singers are employed, therefore providing just four voices for each of the two choirs. This arrangement clearly has potential disadvantages for those of us raised on the full chorus monumental direction from the likes of Richter and Klemperer…
Mauro Peter & Helmut Deutsch - Schubert: Goethe Lieder (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mauro Peter & Helmut Deutsch - Schubert: Goethe Lieder (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:07 minutes | 887 MB
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In August 2014 young Swiss tenor Mauro Peter gave a highly acclaimed Lieder recital at the famous Schubert festival 'Schubertiade' in Schwarzenberg, Austria.On the program: famous Schubert songs on poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Such was the success, that Swiss radio DRS2 Kultur immediately took the decision to record this unique recital and asked SONY CLASSICAL to participate in a co-production of the album.
Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Schütz: Musicalische Exequien (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Schütz: Musicalische Exequien (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 55:03 minutes | 533 MB
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With the Thirty Years War raging around them, Lutherans considered death to be the true fulfillment of their earthly life. Prince Heinrich von Reuss organised all the details of his funeral in advance, from the music that would be sung - to be composed and then performed by Heinrich Schütz during the funeral ceremony - to the coffin itself. Our programme includes not only the renowned Musicalische Exequien but also other funeral motets by Schütz, one of which was composed on the death of his friend Johann Hermann Schein.
Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester - Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, Chor der Oper Frankfurt & Eun Sun Kim - Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 81:42 minutes | 1.54 GB
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Though it has been recorded live in a concert performance, Franz Lehars successful operetta has plenty of theatrical presence. The cast is strong with to really good singers in the principal roles, Daniel Behle as Graf von Luxemburg and Camilla Nylund as Angèle Didier.
Glenn Gould - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Glenn Gould - The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 58:16:23 | 31.6 GB
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In 1955 Glenn Gould signed his exclusive contract with Columbia Masterworks, and remained with the label until his untimely death in 1982. Gould s first release, Bach s Goldberg Variations, released in January 1956, took the music world by storm, and immediately established the 22-year-old Canadian pianist as one of the most brilliant, original, charismatic and provocative classical performers of his time.
Hallé & Sir Mark Elder - Wagner: Parsifal (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Hallé & Sir Mark Elder - Wagner: Parsifal (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 258:34 minutes | 2.34 GB
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Following their acclaimed previous Wagner opera releases, Hallé present the re-mastered recording of their 2013 Prom performance, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall.
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:15 minutes | 1.17 GB
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For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the first year the composer spent in Leipzig. In relation to the repertoire composed in Weimar, the instrumentarium is enlarged to adapt to the size of the churches of Saint Thomas and Saint Nicholas. But, above all, the instrumental virtuosity is much greater, as are the vocal demands confronting the choirs and solo singers, trained at the time by Bach himself.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Schubert Edition (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Schubert Edition (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 512:24 minutes | 4.92 GB
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Nikolaus Harnoncourt once said, “Schubert is the composer who is closest to my heart” – and in this edition, Harnoncourt and the Berliner Philharmoniker present a brilliant and multifaceted portrait of the composer. It of course includes Schubert’s symphonies – from the too little-known early works to the “Unfinished” and the “Great” C major Symphony. With Schubert’s final two masses, central works of Romantic sacred music are also represented, plus there is a first-class discovery with the opera Alfonso und Estrella.