Beethoven Bagatelle 25 in A Minor

Tetzlaff Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13 - Berg: Lyric Suite (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Tetzlaff Quartet - Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13 - Berg: Lyric Suite (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 57:32 minutes | 571 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Mendelssohn’s Op.13 and Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite: why did you choose this programme? The first, obvious reason is that we’ve been performing these two works for a long time, with the greatest imaginable pleasure. They challenge us as musicians. In Berg’s case the challenge takes us to the farthest frontiers, and in Mendelssohn it is just as formidable. That would be the outer motive.
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor "Tragic" (2018)

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor "Tragic" (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 366 MB
Label: BIS – BIS-2266 | Tracks: 04 | Time: 86:46 min
Classical, Orchestral

Albert Camus once wrote 'when I describe what the catastrophe of modern man looks like, music comes into my mind the music of Gustav Mahler'. If asked to specify a particular work, it is quite possible that Camus would have proposed Symphony No. 6 in A minor the symphony that Bruno Walter claimed portrayed 'a terrifying, hopeless darkness, without a human sound'. Nevertheless, the period during which Mahler wrote his Sixth was one of the most successful and happiest of his life prior to any marital difficulties, at the time of the birth of his second daughter Anna, his professional reputation growing.
Géza Anda - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat, Op. 83 / Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (1968/2018) [24/96]

Géza Anda, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan & Rafael Kubelik - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat, Op. 83 / Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:19 minutes | 1.51 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This program of Western classical masterpieces from Brahms and Grieg highlight the virtuosic beauty of staple pieces in the piano solo repertoire. Programming these two composers together enables listeners to hear the similarities between these two seemingly very different classical icons.
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor "Tragic" (2018)

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor "Tragic" (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 361 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 04 | Time: 86:46 min

Albert Camus once wrote 'when I describe what the catastrophe of modern man looks like, music comes into my mind the music of Gustav Mahler'. If asked to specify a particular work, it is quite possible that Camus would have proposed Symphony No. 6 in A minor the symphony that Bruno Walter claimed portrayed 'a terrifying, hopeless darkness, without a human sound'.
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major & Piano Quartet in A Minor (2018)

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major & Piano Quartet in A Minor (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 238 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 05 | Time: 67:07 min

With their combination of modernism and Romantic nostalgia, and alternation of sweeping orchestral gestures with chamber-musical delicacy, Gustav Mahlers orchestral works are as impressive and moving today as they were at the time of their premiere.
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR & Kurt Sanderling - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44 (2018)

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR & Kurt Sanderling - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 178 MB
Label: SWR Classic | Tracks: 04 | Time: 72:29 min

The legendary conductor Kurt Sanderling was always a great admirer of Rachmaninovs music. There is just one other, old recording of Sanderling conducting Rachmaninovs Third Symphony. This is, therefore, another notable release in the SWR historic series. The performances on this disc are from his Stuttgart concerts, beginning with Mussorgskys prelude to his unfinished opera Khovanshchina, the work he began after completing Boris Godunov.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Edward Gardner - Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 & Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (2018)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Edward Gardner - Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 & Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 305 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 20 | Time: 86:16 min

This much awaited recording offers keenly idiomatic performances of the most famous works by Grieg, played by the composers own orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic, and its Chief Conductor, Edward Gardner. The drama and passion of such favourite pieces as the incidental music to Peer Gynt and the Piano Concerto are superbly captured in surround-sound with exemplary Chandos sound quality.

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958/2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 6, 2017
Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (1958/2017)

Dorothy Ashby - Hip Harp & In a Minor Groove (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 15 | 75:07 min | 172 Mb
Style: Jazz, Harp | Label: Doxy

This LP brings together for the first time, HIP HARP and IN A MINOR GROOVE, the two albums recorded in 1958 by the legendary jazz harpist and polistrumentist Dorothy Ashby. Dorothy Ashby had a unique soul jazz harp sound, and although the instrument she used is probably more thought of in terms of bedtime lullabies, she actually makes it swing nicely, and with a soulful sound that draws back to traditions of African stringed instruments. Ashby was part of the same scene as Yusef Lateef, and like Lateef, she managed to use odd instrumentation in new contexts, to get a very unique jazz sound.
Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Confitebor tibi; Chi non ode; Salve Regina in A minor; Dixit Dominus (2010)

Claudio Abbado, Orchestra Mozart - Pergolesi: Confitebor tibi, Domine; Chi non ode e chi non vede; Salve Regina in A minor; Dixit Dominus (2010)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 65:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 447 8465 | Recorded: 2009

Pergolesi Year 2010 marks the birth 300 years ago of a first rank composer and singular voice. Claudio Abbado's affinity for Pergolesi is a joy to the ear and balm to the soul. The introductory album of maestro's Pergolesi Project, the famous Stabat Mater, was rapturously received by the press.
Characteristic are these comments in The Times: "Abbado's commitment to period style is never in doubt…He has exceptional soloists: Rachel Harnisch and Sara Mingardo in the Stabat, ravishing in the harmonic suspensions of their duets; a lovely toned Julia Kleiter in the Salve; and the exemplary Giuliano Carmignola in the rarely recorded Violin Concerto, a little masterpiece, all but forgotten by the mainstream."
Trio Lirico & Detlev Eisinger - Reger: Complete String Trios & Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 133 (2017)

Trio Lirico & Detlev Eisinger - Reger: Complete String Trios & Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 133
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 83:25 min | 382 MB
Label: audite Musikproduktion | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

In between the poles of preserving tradition and striving towards fin de siècle modernism, Max Reger composed three works between 1904 and 1914/15 featuring a particular sense of clarity which the composer associated with Mozart. Even at their premieres, the two String Trios and the late Piano Quartet each caused a sensation, not least as their compositional complexity, for which Reger was (in)famous, mostly runs underneath the surface, creating an easier listening experience. These tuneful and harmonically rich works which, at times, enter into direct dialogue with works of the past, are rarely heard, even though they represent important cornerstones of their respective genres.