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Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Carolin Widmann - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert Schumann: Violin Concertos (2016)
Carolin Widmann, violin & direction; Chamber Orchestra of Europe

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:29
Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2427, 481 2635

Recordings of Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, are abundant, and even the pairing with the rarer Robert Schumann Violin Concerto, WoO 23, of 1853 are not as infrequent as they used to be. The thorny Schumann concerto has undergone a reevaluation upward, and plenty of players now concur with the judgment of Yehudi Menuhin: "This concerto is the historically missing link of the violin literature; it is the bridge between the Beethoven and the Brahms concertos, though leaning more towards Brahms." Violinist Carolin Widmann who (like the ECM label on which the album appears) has focused mostly on contemporary music, takes up the challenge of providing something new here, and she meets it. The central fact of the recording is that Widmann conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe from the violin. Others have done this before, but few have pursued the implications of the technique as far as Widmann has: the performances are unusually light and transparent, and they are perhaps thus in accord with the sounds an orchestra of the middle 19th century might have produced. Sample the unusually lively, sprightly reading of the Mendelssohn concerto's finale.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Alexander Janiczek - Stravinsky: Apollon musagete & Pulcinella Suite (2009) [24/192]

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Alexander Janiczek - Stravinsky: Apollon musagete & Pulcinella Suite (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 53:42 minutes | 1.88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe performs Stravinsky's Apollon Musagète and Pulcinella Suite, repertoire that demands the fresh and energetic delivery for which the COE is renowned. The COE deliver the 'wonderful freshness' Stravinsky himself envisioned in Apollon Musagète with their bright and spirited performance. The Guardian commented: 'In Stravinsky's Apollon Musagète each and every player contributed to the distinctive, rich-toned sonority.'
Akiko Suwanai, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos (2006)

Akiko Suwanai, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 4757478

Akiko Suwanai (born in 1972) is one of the brightest violinists to have emerged in the late 20th century, winning the Tchaikovsky International Competition, the youngest person to do so, in 1990. She has gone on to an impressive concert and recording career that encompasses both traditional repertoire and world premieres. Her 2006 album J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos was an instant success. Her performance is impressive: incisive, nuanced, and idiomatic. Her tone has an appealing warmth, but she remains true to the character of the music and doesn't lapse into Romantic tone quality or interpretations.
Georg Solti, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte [1996]

Mozart - Così fan tutte (Georg Solti) [1996]
Classical | DECCA 444 174-2 | TT: 178.39 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 743 MB

It is more than twenty years since Solti last recorded Così for Decca, and if that earlier version was far from ideally cast, this new one more than makes amends. Above all, it has a commanding Fiordiligi in Renée Fleming, who conveys all the tragic vulnerability of this central character. Her performance of the great second-act rondo ‘Per pietà’ would be enough to melt the hardest of hearts. Anne Sofie von Otter and Olaf Bär are in fine form, too; and while Adelina Scarabelli is not exactly a mistress of disguises (she scarcely alters her voice at all for Despina’s part as the mesmeric doctor), her vitality is irresistible. More contentious is the Ferrando of Frank Lopardo. True, he can scale down his voice admirably, but all too often he lacks a genuine sense of line, and his intonation is unreliable.
Andras Schiff, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Camerata Bern - Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos [2010/1989-1993]

Bach J.S. - Complete Keyboard Concertos (Andras Schiff) [2010/1989-1993]
Classical | DECCA 478 2363 DC4 | TT: 55.02+52.48+62.23+55.53 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 915 Mb

For those that prefer to hear these works on piano rather than harpsichord, you can hardly find more enjoyable, illuminating, and elegant performances than these. Andras Schiff has surely become one of the most prominent proponents of J.S. Bach on the piano and its hard to believe these particular discs were ever allowed to slip from commercial availability. Their re-issue here is reason to rejoice. It is with good reason that another chapter in the career of Andras Schiff has started recently with his new series of Beethoven Sonatas on ECM, and of course more Bach. He is a true master, and the Bach Concerto recordings with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, led by Schiff himself, exemplify this and count as essential listening.
Pisaroni, Karg, Hampson, Yoncheva, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2016) [24bit/96kHz]

Pisaroni, Karg, Hampson, Yoncheva, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 173:23 minutes | 3,49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded with a stellar cast, one of the brightest and most insightful conductors of our day and a specialist handpicked orchestra playing at their best in the stunning venue of Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (July 2015), Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s “completely gripping, high-contrast” Figaro is “a brilliant triumph”, wrote Badische Zeitung of the July 2015 concert performance recorded here, while heaping praise on Luca Pisaroni’s “thrilling” Figaro, Thomas Hampson’s Count “illuminating every word”, Sonya Yoncheva’s Countess “recalling Callas’s vocal colours”, Angela Brower’s “fascinatingly delicate, sensitive” Cherubino and Anne Sofie von Otter’s “wonderfully perceptive, charming Marcellina”, all in a performance “crowned” by Christiane Karg’s “enchanting” Susanna and Rolando Villazón as Basilio, who “had the audience at his feet”.
Yannick Nezet-Seguin & Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Schumann: The Symphonies (2014) [2CD] {Deutsche Grammophon}

Yannick Nezet-Seguin & Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Schumann: The Symphonies (2014) [2CD] {Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 521 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 313 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Deutsche Grammophon | 479 2437
Classical / Romantic / Symphony

As Yannick Nézet-Séguin continues to explore the Romantic symphonic repertoire, it becomes increasingly apparent that he has a strong affinity for German composers, something not readily guessed of this Canadian maestro. There might be an underlying connection between his recordings of the symphonies of Anton Bruckner, for which he has received considerable attention and acclaim, and this 2014 Deutsche Grammophon album of the four symphonies of Robert Schumann, which shows Nézet-Séguin as a strong advocate for this somewhat discounted symphonist.
W.A. Mozart - Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Perahia - Piano Concertos 21 & 27 (1991)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 21 in C major, K. 467
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Murray Perahia
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 226 MB | Full Artwork: 73 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SK 46 485 | Country/Year: Europe 1991
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Piano

"In keeping with the Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466, the C Major Concerto was composed for the series of Lenten subscription concerts given by Mozart in 1765. This was an extraordinarily busy and successful period of Mozart's life, as we can gauge from a series of letters sent by his father Leopold to Mozart's sister Nannerl, now married and living with her husband in St. Gilgen. "Every day there are concerts; and the whole time is given up to teaching, music, composing and so forth…It is impossible for me to describe the rush and the bustle."…"
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Schumann: The Symphonies (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Schumann: The Symphonies (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.04 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

For these revelatory performances - captured live at acclaimed concerts in Paris - he conducts the superb Chamber Orchestra of Europe, one of the world’s preeminent chamber orchestras. Taking a fresh perspective on familiar music, Yannick Nézet-Séguin challenges the conventional view on the composer’s symphonies.
Antonìn Dvořák - Slavonic dances - N. Harnoncourt, Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Antonìn Dvořák - Slavonic dances - N. Harnoncourt, Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Romantic | APE + Cue | no log | 1 CD, covers, booklet | 317 MB RS
Teldec Classic 8573-81038-2 WE810 | 2002

Harnoncourt has already shown himself to be quite the Dvorak interpreter in other recordings, but this one may trump them all. With the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in blazing form, these performances show why these pieces are often used as encores.