Richard Strauss: Don Quixote

Duo Walning, Lorenzo Gatto - Richard Strauss: Morgen (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 11, 2017
Duo Walning, Lorenzo Gatto - Richard Strauss: Morgen (2017)

Duo Walning, Lorenzo Gatto - Richard Strauss: Morgen (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:31 | 114 MB
Label: Cypres

A classical cellist, soloist of the Orchestre symphonique de la Monnaie, involved in chamber music, jazz/ rock and folk/fiddle meets an eclectic pianist familiar with Bach, Chopin, Franck or Corrigliano as much as with jazz and improvisation. Loco Motive Trio and Blade Runner band for the first one, Soledad for the second one and until 2014, Trio Talweg for both of them (founded in 2004 with Sébastien Surel) : Sébastien Walnier and Alexander Gurning pride very seriously opening up musical approaches, faithful to each musical style they play and free to travel from one world to another. Between «walking» and «awakening», Walning explores different musical styles in all simplicity.
Paul Tortelier - Boccherini, C.P.E. Bach, Vivaldi, Tortelier (1988)

Paul Tortelier - Boccherini, C.P.E. Bach, Vivaldi, Tortelier (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:07 | 359 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Arion | Catalog: ARN 68058

A consummate artist whose approach to the cello was directed toward breathing life into the music, Paul Tortelier earned the respect and affection of countless colleagues. An enduring friendship with Pablo Casals found him playing, in the words of a French critic, Apollo to Casals' Jupiter. Like Casals, Tortelier emphasized using but one finger at a time on the string to allow free vibration. Fantasy and emotional freedom marked his performances and attracted numerous young players.
Richard Strauss - Oboe Concerto etc. - Alexei Ogrintchouk (2017) {BIS Digital Download BIS-2163 SACD}

Richard Strauss - Oboe Concerto etc. - Alexei Ogrintchouk (2017) {BIS Digital Download BIS-2163 SACD}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 318 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 BIS Records | BIS-2163 SACD
Classical / Concertos / Woodwind / Late Romantic / Early 20th Century

Despite his advanced age and the chaos surrounding him, Richard Strauss remained highly productive well into the 1940s. As the Second World War was coming to an end in 1944-45, the eighty-year-old composer was working on his Oboe Concerto and Sonatina No. 2 for winds, as well as the Metamorphosen for strings. While the latter work was an explicit response to the destruction Strauss was witnessing, in the Concerto and the Sonatina the composer seemed to be turning his mind away from the events surrounding him. There is a pastoral quality to the oboe concerto, with a highly tuneful solo part and more than occasional touches of nostalgia for the 18th century. Similarly, Strauss headed the score of the sonatina with a dedication ‘to the spirit of the immortal Mozart at the end of a life full of thankfulness’.
Claudia & Gregory Moulin - Richard Strauss: Echoes Through Space and Time (2017)

Claudia & Gregory Moulin - Richard Strauss: Echoes Through Space and Time (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:56:23 | 129 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Odradek Records

When soprano Claudia Galli first encountered Strauss, it was love at first sight (or, rather, sound). It soon became clear that Strauss should form the foundation of this recital programme, lovingly compiled by Claudia Galli and her duo partner, pianist Grégory Moulin.
Hermann Prey & Gerald Moore - Wolf: Mörike-Lieder / Pfitzner: Eichendorff Lieder / Richard Strauss: Lieder (2017)

Hermann Prey & Gerald Moore - Wolf: Mörike-Lieder / Pfitzner: Eichendorff Lieder / Richard Strauss: Lieder (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:54 | 185 MB
Label: Decca

Decca's Most Wanted Recitals is a series that presents 50 essential albums of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Many titles appear for the first time on CD or any other digital format. From opera, songs to concertos, folks to Broadway, the series presents a wide range of repertoire.

Jan Vogler - The Secrets of Dvorak Cello Concerto (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 31, 2017
Jan Vogler - The Secrets of Dvorak Cello Concerto (2005)

Jan Vogler - The Secrets of Dvorak Cello Concerto (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:44 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 82876737162

These head notes take some explaining. Leave Me Alone is presented twice: the original song, sung by Angelika Kirchschlager, plus a version for cello and piano played by Jan Vogler. In the op. 55 Gypsy Songs, she sings Nos. 2, 5, and 6, while he plays the other four. Ms Kirchschlager sings both Stephen Foster ballads; Wilt Thou Be Gone, Love? includes a cello solo, as well. Pianist Helmut Deutsch accompanies it all.
Alexander Titov, Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Natalia Osipova, Leonid Sarafanov - Minkus: Don Quixote (2016)

Alexander Titov, Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Natalia Osipova; Leonid Sarafanov - Minkus: Don Quixote (2016)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.31 Gb (DVD9) | 120 min
Classical | C Major

In this production from Teatro alla Scala the ballet Don Quixote is shown in the legendary choreography of Rudolf Nureyev. Nureyev´s intention by fusing together the worlds of Commedia dell´Arte and classical ballet to create a visual feast for its audience, has made Don Quixote one of the most loved ballets world-wide. With its sparkling energy and the bright colours of the staging by Raffaele Del Savio and Anna Anni, Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, transports audiences with freshness, joy and choreographic splendour to an enchanting Spain, with gypsy dances, fandangos, matadors, windmills and the airy candour of the Garden of the Dryads. The ballet of Teatro alla Scala and the classical ballet stars Natalia Osipova (principal dancer of the Royal Ballet in London and the Mikhaylovsky Theatre Ballet in St Petersburg) and Leonid Sarafanov (principal dancer of the Mikhaylovsky Theatre Ballet in St Petersburg) make this a breathtaking, and distinctive performance.

V.A. - Georg Solti: Richard Strauss - Elektra (2CDs, 2017)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at July 14, 2017
V.A. - Georg Solti: Richard Strauss - Elektra (2CDs, 2017)

V.A. - Georg Solti: Richard Strauss - Elektra (2CDs, 2017)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 273 Mb
Label: Decca

Richard Strauss was filled with doubt as to whether he would be capable of expressing in music the crazed revenge of "Elektra" after writing his opera "Salome" with its shocking story. It is quite understandable that he had trouble in composing the work, although such difficulties are not in the least evident during the course of the drama or in the musical flow. Drawing on natural sources, the forceful melodies make use of polyphonic, complex motifs and extreme dissonances. Here and there, Strauss’s typical chordal harmonies gleam through, though hardly audible, taking the harsh dissonances and chromaticism to the very extremes of atonality.
Munich Philharmonic & Valery Gergiev - R. Strauss: Don Juan, Ein Heldenleben (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Munich Philharmonic & Valery Gergiev - R. Strauss: Don Juan, Ein Heldenleben (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 65:23 minutes | 615 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Richard Strauss and Munich share a very special connection. Not only was the composer born in Munich, several of his pieces had their world premiere here. His works have been a substantial part of the Munich Philharmonic’s core repertoire ever since and the orchestra has excelled on many occasions. This has become a lasting tradition for the orchestra that principal conductors such as Rudolf Kempe, Lorin Maazel, Christian Thielemann and now Valery Gergiev have continued and are continuing to grow.
Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier / The Knight of the Rose (Fleming,  Garanca; Weigle) 2017 [HDTV 1080i]

Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier / The Knight of the Rose (Fleming, Garanca; Weigle) 2017 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 14.6 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 6ch 448kbps | Subs: eng, ger, fre, spa, rus, pol, swe, ita | 01:37:42 + 01:16:43 + 01:24:13 | 35.7 GB
Classical, Opera | MET | HDTV->TS

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.