Korngold Tote Stadt

A 20th Century Opera Collection - Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Die Tote Stadt - Leinsdorf

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): Die tote Stadt - Erich Leinsdorf - Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Opera | Early 20th Century | 2CD | EACRip | APE+LOG+CUE | Covers | RS.com | 638MB
Label: RCA | Year of release: 2009 | ADD

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 31, 2017
Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017)

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:25 min | 274 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States, a democracy concerned with human rights, attracted emigrants of all origins. The young nation embodied a land free from repression for the composers brought together here by Ophélie Gaillard in the spirit of humanism. After 'Alvorada', her globe-trotting cello leads us in the footsteps of Bloch, Korngold, Prokofiev, Chava Alberstein and Giora Feidmann, singing their exile. She gives us a film score (Korngold's Concerto), a prayer (From Jewish Life), an Hebraic narrative (Schelomo), a lullaby, a wedding dance… The spirit of celebration, tenderness, religious meditation: so many facets of daily life and the culture of several generations of Jewish immigrants.
Sonja van Beek & Andreas Frolich - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)
Sonja van Beek, violin; Andreas Frölich, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 999 709-2 | Time: 01:12:03

Although Korngold’s ‘complete works for violin and piano’ make up a reasonably full disc, it is only fair to point out that the Violin Sonata is the single work that is not an arrangement from one of his other pieces. Yet this Sonata, written at the age of 15 for Carl Flesch and Artur Schnabel no less, is a fine example of his early style, with its echoes of Zemlinsky and early Schoenberg. The young Dutch violinist Sonja van Beek and German pianist Andreas Frölich negotiate its challenges with ease: as in Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, the pianist has as tough a role as the melody instrument. Much Ado about Nothing is one of several arrangements of a suite of four movements derived from incidental music to Shakespeare’s play written in 1918, performed here with affection and a silken suavity. The remainder of the repertoire is made up of arrangements of Korngold lollipops, hit numbers from his operas, such as the unforgettable ‘Marietta’s Lied’ from Die tote Stadt, arranged by the composer as salon pieces and popularised by Kreisler and his ilk.

VA - 100 Best Sensual Classics (2013)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 15, 2016
VA - 100 Best Sensual Classics (2013)

VA - 100 Best Sensual Classics (2013)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 07:14:38 | 992 MB
Label: Warner Classics/EMI

This 6 CD set contains 100 tracks of sensual music from the catalogs of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics performed by some of the world's finest artists. Each one of the pieces evokes a sensual feeling, from the gentle melodies of the Chants d'Auvergne to the full-blooded passion of Ravel's Bolero. This veritable treasure house of evocative music creates an atmosphere of sensual pleasure.

Pilar Lorengar - The Art of Pilar Lorengar (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 28, 2016
Pilar Lorengar - The Art of Pilar Lorengar (2002)

Pilar Lorengar - The Art of Pilar Lorengar (2002)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 153:48 | 370 MB
Genre: Opera | Label: DECCA

Pilar Lorengar never achieved the fame and recognition of some of her Spanish peers, such as Victoria de los Angeles and Teresa Berganza; because of this, her singing is relatively unknown to contemporary listeners. Fortunately, anyone with interest can get to know this terrific soprano through The Art of Pilar Lorengar, Decca's two-disc retrospective featuring operatic excerpts and songs of Spanish composers. It is well worth the time; Lorengar had a gorgeous voice, and at its best her singing competes with anything on record. This is especially true of the purely lyrical excerpts on the album, such as "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante" from Carmen and "Glück, das mir verbleib" from Korngold's Die tode Stadt, both of which would be tough to beat for sheer beauty of singing.

Hermann Prey - A Life in Song (10CD BoxSet) (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 24, 2016
Hermann Prey - A Life in Song (10CD BoxSet) (2011)

Hermann Prey - A Life in Song (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 713 min | 3,06 Gb
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 50999 9 18493 2 8

The German baritone Hermann Prey was born in Berlin in 1929. In a career that spanned some 48 years, he became one of the most popular singers of his time and formed a great bond with his audiences through his unaffected and natural style of singing and his personal charm and acting ability. His repertoire was extremely wide and encompassed all the classic German Lieder, as well as a whole range of operatic roles from the lively Figaro of both Mozart and Rossini to more serious baritone parts in Verdi and Wagner, although it is in the lighter roles that he is most affectionately remembered. He enjoyed great success in the world's major opera houses including Vienna, Bayreuth, Salzburg, Munich, Milan and New York, and also appeared frequently on German TV and in opera films. He died in 1998.
A Recital with Renée Fleming - Musikverein Vienna 2013 [HDTV 720p]

A Recital with Renée Fleming - Musikverein Vienna 2013 [HDTV 720p]
H.264, 1280*720 (16:9), 12.0 Mbps, 50 fps | AC3, 448 Kbps, 2ch / MP2, 192 Kbps, 2ch | 01:28:04 | 8.5 Gb
Classical / Vocal / Piano | 3sat HD | HDTV->TS

Renée Fleming (soprano) and Maciej Pikulski (piano) perfrom compositions by Hugo Wolf, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schonberg, Alexander Zemlinsky, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss II, George Gershwin.

Ilya Gringolts - Adams & Korngold: Violin Concertos (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 23, 2017
Ilya Gringolts - Adams & Korngold: Violin Concertos (2017)

Ilya Gringolts - Adams & Korngold: Violin Concertos (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:56:22 | 129 MB
Label: Orchid Classics | Release Year: 2017

Two twentieth century violin concertos, stylistically polar opposites, but with a common emphasis on melody are presented here. Written by two very different composers who nevertheless, each in his own time, rejected the mid-20th century ascendancy of atonality and the serial composition of music, these pieces provide an interesting take on mid-century music. John Adams (b. 1947) is a composer who does not like to be pinned down. Being branded a minimalist has not suited him any better than did the confines of his training in the twelve-tone system while he was a student at Harvard. Adams has said that its taken me 20 years to escape the corrosive effects of graduate school. Indeed, his style has continued to evolve since his early association with the so-called minimalists Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
Vadim Gluzman, Neeme Jarvi - Korngold & Dvarionas: Violin Concertos (2010)

Vadim Gluzman, Neeme Jarvi - Korngold & Dvarionas: Violin Concertos (2010)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:00:52 | 150 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

Although he is fondly remembered for his many exemplary film scores composed during the Second World War, Korngold's more "serious" concerto works – particularly those written after the war – are becoming increasingly well-respected and widely performed. Chief among those works gaining tremendous popularity is his violin concerto. Hints of the sweep and grandeur of the film genre can still be heard in the concerto, but never to the point where Korngold's music sounds trite or unpolished. Rather, Korngold casts the violin in a decidedly Romantic style while still managing to include snippets of previous film scores, making for an easily accessible listening experience. Contrasting sharply with Korngold's increasing popularity is Lithuanian composer Balys Dvarionas.
Leontyne Price - The Complete Album Collection Of Opera Arias And Duets: Box Set 14CDs (2011)

Leontyne Price - The Complete Album Collection of Opera Arias and Duets: Box Set 14CDs (2011)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,62 Gb | Scans 17 Mb
Label: Sony Music Classical | Release Year: 2011

Limited fourteen CD set. The Complete Collection of Operatic Recital Albums brings together for the first time all the recital and duet albums which Leontyne Price recorded between 1960 and 1982. Starting with her operatic d‚but with arias, it features not only her legendary Scenes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, but also the famous complete Prima Donna Collection consisting of five volumes released between 1966 and 1980.