Franz Witzel

Zoltan Kocsis, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Erno von Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)

Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Ernö von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)
Zoltán Kocsis, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 422 380-2 | Time: 01:00:36

So what if Liszt spent most of his life in France and Germany and never learned to speak Hungarian? The music of the Magyars' fiery favorite son played by a hot-blooded local boy is an irresistible combination. Even the delightful Dohnanyi filler (variations on ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'') doesn't really douse the flames. Put it in the CD player and let 'er rip! Just be sure to remove all flammable vestments first. (Entertainment Weekly)
London Mozart Players, Matthias Bamert - Franz Krommer: Symphonies Op.40 & Op.102 (1994)

Franz Krommer: Symphonies Op.40 & Op.102 (1994)
London Mozart Players; Matthias Bamert, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9275 | Time: 00:57:39

Franz Krommer (1759-1831) was a prolific and very good composer, whose music is now being resuscitated with great and deserved success. It was difficult to be a composer in Vienna at the same time as Beethoven and Schubert, and most of their contemporaries have not survived the pressure. But Krommer managed to retain his personality and originality, becoming the last official director of chamber music and court composer to the Habsburg court under the conservative Emperor Francis I. The first of the two symphonies was published in 1803. Among its many interesting features is a haunting litde trio in the form of a waltz. The second work is much later, with four horns and three trombones, and is in C minor, but ending in the major. In both works, Krommer's knowledge of, and predilection for, the wind instruments is notable. The two works were well worth recording, especially with such felicitous performances and bright, pleasing recorded sound.

Kindler Kompakt: Französische Literatur der Gegenwart  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at Oct. 17, 2017
Kindler Kompakt: Französische Literatur der Gegenwart

Kindler Kompakt: Französische Literatur der Gegenwart by Gerhard Wild
German | 22 Sept. 2017 | ISBN: 3476044971 | 173 Pages | PDF | 864.81 KB

Franz Josef Strauß: Ein Leben im Übermaß (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Oct. 17, 2017
Franz Josef Strauß: Ein Leben im Übermaß (repost)

Peter Siebenmorgen, "Franz Josef Strauß: Ein Leben im Übermaß"
2015 | German | ISBN-10: 382750080X | 768 pages | EPUB | 7 MB
Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstucke (1999)

Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schönberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstücke (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 162 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1667, 465 136-2 | 01:04:28

Consummation. This is what the piano music of Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951) and Franz Schubert (1979-1828) have in common, the bridge that Thomas Larcher brings to this welcoming solo recital, his first for ECM. To underscore this point, he shuffles Schönberg’s Klavierstücke op. 11 with Schubert’s posthumous Klavierstücke D 946. By turns halting and didactic, the opening pairing opens into the fresh air of Schubert’s precisely syncopated revelry. The contrasts between the two composers are obvious to the ear, but to the heart Schönberg is an extended exhalation to Schubert’s inhalation. Where Schönberg plots slow, jagged caverns, Schubert runs furtively above ground in the sunshine. Yet both seem so urgent to tell their stories, offering lifelong journeys from relatively young minds.

Französisch kochen mit Aurélie: Meine Lieblingsrezepte (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by insetes at Oct. 14, 2017
Französisch kochen mit Aurélie: Meine Lieblingsrezepte (Repost)

Französisch kochen mit Aurélie: Meine Lieblingsrezepte By Aurélie Bastian
2015 | 176 Pages | ISBN: 3572081939 | EPUB + PDF | 11 MB + 23 MB
Camerata Musica Limburg & Jan Schumacher - Wehmut: The Complete Choral Works for Male Voices by Franz Schubert, Vol. 3 (2017)

Camerata Musica Limburg & Jan Schumacher - Wehmut: The Complete Choral Works for Male Voices by Franz Schubert, Vol. 3
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:50 min | 268 MB
Label: Genuin | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

It is finally here part three of the complete recordings of Schubert's works for male chorus, a project that the fabulous Camerata Musica Limburg has embarked upon on the Genuin Classics label. Once again, high-profile soloists such as Alison Browner and Christoph Prégardien are rushing in to support the men singing under the direction of Jan Schumacher. There is certainly no better way to weep than with the fantastic music of Schubert in the outstanding performance of this perfectly tuned ensemble. With Schubert, the distance between the lightest pieces doccasion to works of deadly seriousness is not far. An outstanding CD an outstanding series!
Franz Halasz - Guitarra Mía: Tangos by Gardel & Piazzolla (2017)

Franz Halasz - Guitarra Mía: Tangos by Gardel & Piazzolla
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 63:33 min | 252 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

The origins of the tango are debatable, but few would disagree in naming Carlos Gardel the first great figure of the genre. Beginning his career as a folk singer, Gardel is also generally regarded as the creator of sung tango: tango canción. In the course of some 25 years, he wrote a large number of songs, recorded numerous discs and acted in several films, achieving international stardom. All the Gardel songs heard here featured in films produced between 1932 and 1935.
Christoph Prégardien, Pentaèdre - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (Chamber Version) (2007)

Christoph Prégardien, Pentaèdre - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (Chamber Version) (2007)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:09:20 | 181 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Atma Classique

Pentaèdre the wind quintet whose Così: Un opéra muet, a transcription of selections from Così fan tutte, was one of the most delightful albums of 2007 is joined by accordionist Joseph Petric in its release of a chamber version of Winterreise. In this inspired arrangement, the group's oboist Normand Forget expands the colors of a traditional wind quintet by having an oboe d'amore substitute for the oboe, and having the flute, clarinet, and horn double other instruments.

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2009)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 2, 2017
Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2009)

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2009)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:14:15 | 187 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Schubert's Winterreise offers what likely is the darkest, most tormented, aesthetically and emotionally compelling journey in the repertoire of Romantic song-cycles. Any singer who takes it on (most often baritones, but frequently tenors and occasionally a female voice) must make the effort to immerse himself in Wilhelm Müller's poetry and Schubert's magnificently moody, unreservedly honest representation of its darkly human sentiment.