Der Singende Geist

Keiser Reinhard - Masaniello furioso (Albert)/Der Geliebte Adonis (Ihlenfeldt) (Re-Up)

Keiser Reinhard - Masaniello furioso (Albert)/Der Geliebte Adonis (Ihlenfeldt)
Classical/ Opera | EAC Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Complete Artwork | Label: CPO Records
Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Dietrich Buxtehude and his Circle: Geist, Bruhns, Tunder, Förster (2016)

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Buxtehude and his Circle (2016)
Dietrich Buxtehude - Christian Geist - Nicolas Bruhns - Franz Tunder - Kaspar Förster

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Dacapo | # 6.220634 | Time: 01:15:31

Dietrich Buxtehude was not only the greatest organ virtuoso of his time and a celebrated composer of both sacred and secular music; he was also a highly enterprising and innovative artist with a unique ability to form networks around himself. This CD, conceived by Theatre of Voices and Paul Hillier, gives a rare insight into the circle around Buxtehude – a musical circle of time, place, friendships, teacher-pupil relationships and even family ties; a network of excellent composers from northern German musician families, all of whom worked in or migrated to Scandinavia in the course of the 1600s.
Martha Cook - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge (2015) 2CDs

Martha Cook - Johann Sebastian Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 507 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 293 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Passacaille | # 5425004140142 | Time: 01:23:24

Harpsichordist Martha Cook here records Bach's Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (The Art of the Fugue), with a specific interpretive framework in mind. The work, Cook believes, was devotional and intimate in intent; it is, she writes, a "musical prayer," and it embodies the parables and exhortation found in the biblical Book of Luke, 14:27-35. Interested readers are invited to consult the booklet for more details. Making the supposition work involves discarding the version of the work published after Bach's death by C.P.E. Bach and others, and it also involves some of the numerology that so often seems to crop up in connection with Bach's larger works. There's some justification in earlier German music for regarding Bach's instrumental music in this programmatic way; Bach would have known the Biblische Historien keyboard sonatas of 1700 by one of his key predecessors, Johann Kuhnau. But what's missing is any evidence of why Bach, by the end of his life a revered figure, might have wanted to embed secret messages in Die Kunst der Fuge. The unalloyed good news is that you can disregard the stated method of interpretation and listen to the performance in the abstract. It's very powerful.
Rastatter Hofkapelle, Jurgen Ochs - Keiser: Dialogus von der Geburt Christi (Christmas oratorio) (2008)

Rastatter Hofkapelle, Jurgen Ochs - Keiser: Dialogus von der Geburt Christi (Christmas oratorio) (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 45:00 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Carus | Catalog: 83.417

This world premiere recording of this Christmas oratorio by Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739) makes available one of the few surviving sacred works by a musician who was highly regarded by his contemporaries, primarily as a composer of operas. Well-known Christmas chorales, opulently scored, with rich polyphony, depict with great delicacy, the scene around the crib at Bethlehem.
Wagner - Wiener Philharmoniker, Solti - Der Ring des Nibelungen [1997, Decca # 455 555-2] {14CD-Box} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Wiener Philharmoniker / Sir Georg Solti
14 CD Box | FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Partial Artwork | Size: 4,62 GB
Label/Cat#: Decca 455 555-2 | Country/Year: Europe 1997 [1958, 1962, 1964, 1965]
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

This first complete studio recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, made between 1958 and 1966, was a groundbreaking technical and artistic achievement, the most ambitious and intricately involved opera recording project of the 20th century. Produced for Decca by John Culshaw, whose vision and untiring devotion brought the gargantuan project to completion, the 14 ½-hour release set a new standard for opera recordings. The details Culshaw lavished on the production, which included building new musical instruments, precisely calculating the placement and choreography of each singer to maximize the theatricality of each scene, and creating an array of fabulous special effects resulted in a landmark recording that has lost none of its power with the passage of time.

Jonas Kaufmann - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 12, 2017
Jonas Kaufmann - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (2017)

Jonas Kaufmann - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:04 min | 263 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

Gustav Mahler's masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth) has always been subtitled as a Symphony for Tenor and Alto (or Baritone) and traditionally two voices have sung the six movements of the work. However Jonas Kaufmann felt differently about this and decided to sing both parts himself. This is the first time that one voice has sung both parts for a recording of this piece. Last June, in the tradition-steeped Great Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, where a number of outstanding Mahler performances have taken place, Kaufmann joined the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Jonathan Nott for this historic recording.
Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Kammerfassung) (2017)

Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Kammerfassung)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 59:49 min | 291 MB
Label: Klarthe | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

The „Song of the earth“, an ode to life, to nature, to youth, to beauty, is also the most poignant of hymns to humanity. This universal love song, from a Gustav Mahler at the summit of his art form is interpreted here by young performers, passionate about this work and its limitless wealth of expression.
Richard Wagner - Karl Böhm - Der Ring Des Nibelungen (1967, 2006, Philips # 446 057-2) {14xCD Box} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele / Karl Böhm
14xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 3,84 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips # 446 057-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1967, 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

"Musikalisch dichte, klanglich prächtig ausbalancierte und das Primat der Sänger wahrende Aufnahme, deren Schönheit aus der Gesamtwirkung resultiert…Im Gesamteindruck setzt diese Aufnahme große Wagner-Tradition mit großer Bestimmtheit und Überzeugungskraft fort." ~Hermes Opernlexikon
Christian Thielemann - R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2009/2012)

Christian Thielemann - R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 203:11 min | 873 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 43 | Rls.date: 2009/2012

Opéra conciliant la flamboyance romantique et la simplicité dramatique de l'âge classique, Le Chevalier à la Rose marque un tournant radical dans l'oeuvre lyrique de Richard Strauss, après la démesure des premiers poèmes symphoniques, Salomé et Elektra. Porté par trois rôles aux contours psychologiques aussi complexes que profondément humains, cet opéra est d'une rare délicatesse, culminant en un trio pour trois voix de femmes bouleversant. L'équipe soutenue par Christian Thielemann, et composée ici de Renée Fleming (La Maréchale), Sophie Koch (Octavian) et Diana Damrau (Sophie), relève avec un certain d'enthousiasme le défi.
Gustav Mahler - Symphonies 1-10, Das Lied von der Erde (Box-set) (Gary Bertini) (2005) {EMI}

Gustav Mahler - Symphonies 1-10, Das Lied von der Erde (Box set) (Gary Bertini) (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | covers+booklet | 3623 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1876 mb
Classical | Label: EMI Classics (0946 340238 2 5)

You will probably be as incredulous as I was to learn that the greatest cycle of Mahler symphonies comes not from any of the usual suspects - Abbado, Bernstein, Chially, Haitink, Kubelik, Rattle, Sinopoli, Solti, Tennstedt - but from the unsung Gary Bertini, who spent the better part of his career as music director of the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra. Unlike any of those more publicized sets, each of which includes a misfire or two, Bertini is consistently successful from first to last; his performance of each of these works can stand comparison with the very best available.