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Andreas Spering, Capella Augustina - Handel: Imeneo (2003)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Sept. 23, 2017
Andreas Spering, Capella Augustina - Handel: Imeneo (2003)

Andreas Spering, Capella Augustina - Handel: Imeneo (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 543 Mb | Total time: 51:58+70:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 915-2 | Recorded: 2002

This opera, Handel's penultimate, is relatively direct, both in its scoring–just strings and oboes–and its plot: Rosmene (soprano) must choose between Tirinto (mezzo-soprano), whom she loves and who loves her, and Imeneo (bass-baritone), who rescued her from pirates. Rosmene's confidante Clomiri (soprano) loves Imeneo, but it is unrequited; he loves Rosmene. Argenio (bass) is Rosmene's father; he wants her to marry Imeneo. This simplicity might lead you to believe that the opera is lightweight or emotionally void (it was referred to as an "operetta" at its premiere), but it's remarkable how involved the listener gets in the plot. Until the very last moment we don't know who Rosmene will select, and furthermore, when she feigns madness because she must choose between duty and love, she either feigns it so well that we believe her too, or like Hamlet, she actually is mad–at least for a little while. She opts for duty and picks Imeneo, explaining in a brief final aria that she's like a boat at the mercy of the wind that has gone from one shore to another: "Dear deserted shore," she sings to Tirinto, "if fate took it elsewhere, how did the unfortunate boat commit a sin?"
Andreas Staier - Schubert: Piano trios, Op. 99 & 100 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andreas Staier - Schubert: Piano trios, Op. 99 & 100 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 97:04 minutes | 1.67 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

'One glance at Schubert's trio, and the miserable hustle and bustle of human existence vanishes, the world takes on fresh lustre', wrote Robert Schumann in 1836 of Schubert's Piano Trio D898. He was equally admiring of the Viennese composer's other great trio, D929, notably its funeral march-like Andante con moto, later to achieve cinematic fame in Kubrick's 'Barry Lyndon'.
Oswald von Wolkenstein, Andreas Scholl - Songs of Myself (2010) (Repost)

Oswald von Wolkenstein, Andreas Scholl - Songs of Myself (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 80:53 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical, Medieval, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Munfi | Catalog: HMC 902051

German poet and musician Oswald von Wolkenstein (circa 1377-1445) made sure his legacy was secure by having his works compiled into collections during his lifetime. While he was certainly the author of the texts, it is less clear how many of the pieces, which number over 130, include his original music, and how many had his texts applied to preexisting works. In any case, it's an intriguing and attractive body of work, and this collection of 18 of his pieces, plus three other works, makes a fine introduction to his legacy.
Andreas Ottensamer - Portraits - The Clarinet Album (2013) {Mercury-Deutsche Grammophon 00289 481 0131}

Andreas Ottensamer - Portraits - The Clarinet Album (2013) {Mercury-Deutsche Grammophon 00289 481 0131}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 220 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 133 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 38 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Mercury Classics / Decca / Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 481 0131
Classical / Concerto / Chamber Music / Clarinet

Mercury Classics/Deutsche Grammophon has released the debut album of Austrian clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer, the first ever solo clarinettist to sign an exclusive agreement with the Yellow Label. Portraits – The Clarinet Album features concertos by Copland, Spohr and Cimarosa, plus arrangements of short pieces. Andreas Ottensamer is accompanied on the recording by the Rotterdam Philharmonic under Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Emile Parisien, Vincent Peirani, Andreas Schaerer & Michael Wollny - Out of Land (Live) (2017)

Emile Parisien, Vincent Peirani, Andreas Schaerer & Michael Wollny - Out of Land (Live)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 47:39 min | 254 MB
Label: ACT Music | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

For once, here’s a band for which the word 'supergroup' is completely apposite. Swiss vocalist Andreas Schaerer, German pianist Michael Wollny, French accordionist Vincent Peirani and his saxophonist compatriot Emile Parisien are four of the brightest and most charismatic stars in European jazz, and they have now formed themselves into a quartet. Between them, they have so far garnered no fewer than twelve German ECHO Jazz awards, as well as just about every distinction of importance in their own countries.
Andreas Reibenspies & Eckart Sellheim - Sängers Trost: Kerner Settings (2017)

Andreas Reibenspies & Eckart Sellheim - Sängers Trost: Kerner Settings
Classical, Piano, Art Song | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:12 min | 254 MB
Label: Ars Produktion | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

With innovative music-therapeutic concepts such as the mouth-harp-play, Justinus Kerner tried to help mentally ill people. In addition to his therapeutic activities, he also wrote numerous poems, which where the basis for compositions by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss and others. A cross-section of these settings is presented here in this new release by Andreas Reibenspies, Jana Büchner, Thomas Crome and Eckart Sellheim. A notable feature in this recording is the use of an 1849 fortepiano which was built in Bosendorfer’s workshop in Vienna. The artists chose this instrument for the recording for its rich and colorful sound and remarkable transparency.

Andreas Schaerer - The Big Wig (2017) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 13, 2017
Andreas Schaerer - The Big Wig (2017) {ACT}

Andreas Schaerer - The Big Wig (2017) {ACT}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 290MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

“The Big Wig” is a masterpiece by the multi-talented vocal marvel Andreas Schaerer. This is a work which situates him quite clearly and definitively among the most important composers and interpreters of contemporary music of his generation.
Andreas Staier - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Andreas Staier - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 67:09 minutes | 549 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 1819, music publisher and composer Anton Diabelli sent a waltz of his own creation to all the important composers of the Austrian Empire, asking each of them to write a variation on it. His plan was to publish the variations in a patriotic volume called Vaterlandischer Kunstlerverein and to use the profits to benefit orphans and widows of the Napoleonic Wars. Beethoven chose to write not just a single variation, but a set of thirty-three. His audacious submission, the Diabelli Variations, has since become one of the most revered examples of the genre.
Andreas Spering, Cappella Coloniensis - Handel: Siroe, Re di Persia [2004]

Handel - Siroe, Ré di Persia (Andreas Spering) [2004]
Classical | Harmonia Mundi HMY2921826/27 | TT: 79.08+75.57 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 781 Mb

While it isn't Handel's most obscure opera (hum a few bars from Catone, anyone?), Siroe, Re di Persia is definitely on the margins. It's hard to say why exactly, although the unflatteringly edited Metastasio libretto (by Nicola Haym) is surely part of the reason; the character and conflict development of the original are largely missing from the version Handel set. But the music is Handel at his best, and let's face it: from the perspective of a modern listener, plot is not the main draw of opera seria. With that in mind, Harmonia Mundi's complete recording, with Andreas Spering and the Cappella Coloniensis, is an excellent first step toward giving Siroe wider exposure. It's well played, thoughtfully conducted, and it features an excellent trio of leading ladies.
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in f-moll & a-moll (Christophe Rousset, Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney) [1999]

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in f-moll & a-moll (Christophe Rousset, Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney) [1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 1cd, 245.68 MB
Classical | Decca | 466 134-2

Certainly the somber beauty of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater for soprano, alto, and strings has a lot to do with its popularity. But it must be said that the story of the 26-year-old composer completing the work on his deathbed has always been too romantic for the public–or the music business–to resist. "The instant his death was known," wrote the famous 18th-century traveler Dr. Burney, "all Italy manifested an eager desire to hear and possess his productions." And so it's been ever since. In spite of the competition already on the market, it seems Decca just had to get its prize lyric soprano and hotshot young countertenor together to record the piece. –Matthew Westphal