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Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antonio Mendez - Schumann & Mendelssohn Piano Concertos (2016) MCH SACD ISO + FLAC

Ingrid Fliter, SCO, Antonio Méndez - Schumann & Mendelssohn Piano Concertos (2016)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:36 minutes | Digital booklet | 3,46 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Digital booklet | 1,09 GB

Ingrid Fliter is set to thrill her fans with a new recording of piano concertos; eagerly awaited since her acclaimed recording of Chopin 1 & 2, which saw Fliter nominated for a Gramophone Award. Fliter performs repertoire that is very close to her heart: concertos by two nineteenth century heavyweights, Schumann and Mendelssohn. With both composers giving equal focus to soloist and orchestra, the musicality of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s award-winning musicians shines through as they partner Fliter perfectly. This also marks the recording debut of Antonio Méndez, who is fast becoming one of the most exciting conductors of his generation following engagements with a host of international orchestras.
Robin Ticciati & Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2018)

Robin Ticciati & Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 617 MB
Label: Linn Records | Tracks: 16 | Time: 152:05 min

As Robin Ticciati enters his final season with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Linn celebrates his memorable tenure as Principal Conductor with a recording of four of the most sublime orchestral masterpieces ever written.
Robin Ticciati & Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Robin Ticciati & Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Brahms: The Symphonies (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 152:05 minutes | 5.35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

As Robin Ticciati enters his final season with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Linn celebrates his memorable tenure as Principal Conductor with a recording of four of the most sublime orchestral masterpieces ever written.
Sharon Bezaly, Anne Manson, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Mari Takano: LigAlien (2011)

Sharon Bezaly, Anne Manson, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Mari Takano: LigAlien (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 75:47 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1453

BIS present a disc of works by the Japanese composer Mari Takano, composed between 2003 and 2009. The four duos and trios that share the title LigAlien are all results of the idea of what would it be like to implant ‘alien’ music into one of Ligeti’s works. Interspersing the four 'LigAliens' are two solo pieces, Jungibility for piano and Full Moon for violin and electronics, which also embrace a wealth of ideas both musical and otherwise from Duke Ellington, Omar Sosa and Stockhausen (Jungibility) and Björk, Pina Bausch and Miles Davis (Full Moon).
Vladimir Spirakov, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (2005)

Vladimir Spirakov, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Violin Concertos, Sinfonia Concertante (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 735 Mb | Total time: 76:16+79:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 86528 2 | Recorded: 1977, 1979, 1983

The answer to the question what would post-Oistrakh Soviet Mozart sound like? is Vladimir Spivakov. The answer to the question what does Spivakov's Mozart sound like? is lightly, lively, elegant, and, every once in a while, extremely intense. In these recordings from the late '70s and early '80s of Mozart's violin concertos and Sinfonia Concertante with the English Chamber Orchestra and violist Yuri Bashmet, Spivakov plays and conducts with graceful artistry, consummate virtuosity, and deep humanity. In opening Allegros, Spivakov is airborne in the zephyrs of spring. In the closing Rondos, Spivakov is dancing in the ballrooms of Europe. But sometimes, especially in the central Andantes, Spivakov can sing with an intimacy and intensity that reveal a more profound Mozart, a Mozart touched not only by eternity but by mortality. In the central Andante of the Sinfonia Concertante with the soulful Yuri Bashmet, Spivakov proves he is not only the best of the post-Oistrakh Soviet violinists, but also one of the most moving violinists of the past 30 years.
(James Leonard)
Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, John Storgårds - Kalevi Aho: Rituals (2009) [Official Digital Download]

Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, John Storgårds - Kalevi Aho: Rituals (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 79:22 minutes | 671 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In 2003 Kalevi Aho received the unusual commission of composing a complete concert programme. Kysymysten kirja, a meditative, philosophical song cycle using the Finnish translation of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's posthumous collection ‘The Book of Questions’. The poems included are made up exclusively of questions, of which Aho has chosen a number, combining them into eleven sets to be performed without a break. The concert leads immediately into the Viola Concerto, and ends with Symphony No.14, ‘Rituals’, scored for sixteen string players, wind quintet and two percussionists.
Danish National Chamber Orchestra & Hannu Koivula - Holmboe: The Chamber Concertos & Sinfonias (2018)

Danish National Chamber Orchestra & Hannu Koivula - Holmboe: The Chamber Concertos & Sinfonias (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 1.61 ПB
Label: Dacapo | Tracks: 56 | Time: 379:10 min

Danish composer and teacher Vagn Holmboe was born into a merchant family of amateur musicians. Vagn began formal music training at 14, before attending the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen at the age of 16. He composed around 370 pieces in all. Vagn Holmboe worked throughout his life to distill his own ideas and cut out the unnecessary.
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra & Juha Kangas - Dedicated To (2018)

Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra & Juha Kangas - Dedicated To (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 293 MB
Label: Alba | Tracks: 06 | Time: 61:11 min

Dedications may be a mere matter of courtesy, but like commissions, they may also make a piece of music more personal and individual. This is evident from works composed for the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and its founder and honorary conductor Juha Kangas. Regardless of composer and genre, these works have the profound, unaffected sound associated with the orchestra and an ethos founded on powerful experiencing and frank communication.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Lachrymae - Music for Strings: Purcell, Britten, Part, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Tippett (2012)

Lachrymae - Music for Strings: Purcell, Britten, Pärt, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Tippett (2012)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Nicolas Bône (viola)
Douglas Boyd, William Conway, Richard Egarr (conductors)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Apex | # 2564 66070-5 | Time: 01:12:00

This CD is one of two Warner Classics recordings taped live during a series of concerts presented by the world renowned Chamber Orchestra of Europe during Easter Week 2003. The title for the concert series, presented in London, was Passions and Diversions as the works relate to different aspects of reflection and inspiration. In this program, Britten and Stokowski interpret works by Purcell in their own idioms; Britten draws on his English musical roots to inspire an original work, Lachrymae and Britten himself is the source of inspiration in Pärt’s Cantus. In the case of the Vaughan Williams, Tippett and Walton works, the inspirations are other composers and literature. The Chamber Orchestra of Europe has been described in The Financial Times as “the best orchestra in Europe.” The COE was founded in 1981 and has a membership of 50 musicians from 15 countries who perform together mainly in continental Europe and occasionally in the US and Japan. Since its inception, it has appeared with the world’s leading conductors and soloists, and its recordings have consistently won the highest praise and international prizes, including three Gramophone “Record of the Year” awards.
Donald Runnicles, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jennifer Larmore, Hei-Kyung Hong - Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi (2000)

Donald Runnicles, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jennifer Larmore, Hei-Kyung Hong - Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 576 Mb | Total time: 75:50+50:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | # 421472 | Recorded: 1998

For one of Bellini's less popular works, I Capuleti has seen a remarkable number of recordings, with some of the starriest stars in the operatic firmament taking part. A self-recommending and self-damning bastardized version from the 1960s in which the role of Romeo was transposed from mezzo to tenor (by Claudio Abbado) can still be found with Giacomo Aragall as Romeo, Renata Scotto (or Margarita Rinaldi, in another pirate) as Giulietta, and Luciano Pavarotti as Tebaldo. Muti's set with Gruberova and Baltsa manages to be both exciting and sterile at the same time, a couple of other entries have come and gone (where is the Sills?), and the only competition for this current release is RCA's with the marvelous, expressive Vesalina Kasarova as Romeo and the pretty, fragile Giulietta of Eva Mei. But for my ears, this one, handsomely led by Donald Runnicles, takes the lead.