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Opera - Verschenen op 22 september 2014 | Warner Classics

Hi-Res Booklets Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or de l'année - Diapason d'or - Choc Classica de l'année - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
The EMI masters of Maria Callas were re-mastered for the purposes of CD and released as a physical product in 2014. We are happy to offer it now as a full digital product in supreme audio quality. More than 25 years’ worth of music has been collected here, and filter applications have been applied to cover up sound defects (and other distortions). The recordings were passed into the expert hands of sound engineers Allan Ramsey and Simon Gibson, both of Abbey Road, who have made the recordings, under the directions of the Warner Classics label, as close to the sound of the originals as possible.  The gain in terms of sound is undeniable, whether by removing harsh noise or treating distorted sounds, and the natural harmonics have not been altered. What’s more, this decision to remaster everything has resulted in the recovering of the entirety of Callas’s oeuvre – meaning that we need no longer fear the disastrous loss of copies… But who said greater definition and cleanliness of sound permitted a better perception of detail! If we discern the disc’s nuances more clearly, the dynamic adjustments, soundscapes, etc., then we discern a greater fidelity in terms of timbre. Certain defects are, importantly, still left in play. Above all, Callas’s voice sounds more dramatic, brighter, more present, and more beautiful in its phrasing; especially pleasing is that it has been revealed for the first time in all of its acidity, in all of its cracks. With the sound completely rejuvenated, recordings such as La Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Il Trovatore, the Barber of Seville, and others, are as irreplaceable as ever. (GG)
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2014 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 4 januari 2019 | BR-Klassik

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 29 juni 2018 | Nonesuch

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik - Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 juni 2018 | Warner Classics

Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 15 maart 2019 | CPO

Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
As a casual victim of circumstances – jealousy, denigration and low blows − Johann David Heinichen’s opera Flavio Crispo was never performed during its composer’s life; during repetitions in Dresden, insults flew back and forth between him and some Italian singers, which led the piece to be removed from the programme and never completed. Although in reality, only a few pages of music are missing from the integral score... Consequently, this is the first discographic publication of the opera, with the complete music composed in 1720. It reveals a composer at ease in both the sharp and complex language of Germanic tradition, and the formal and vocal freedom of Italian opera – which Heinichen had studied closely during a long stay in Venice. There, he met the Elector of Saxony (Frederick Augustus II of Saxony) and future King of Poland (Augustus III of Poland), who hired him to his court in Dresden, at the time one of the largest hubs in European culture. Heinichen soon took up the torch from Antonio Lotti who had composed Italian operas for the court of Dresden for a few years, and his Flavio Crispo was meant to be his contribution to the genre. But unlike Lotti, Heinichen called upon a highly-flavoured orchestra: horns, oboes, flutes, in addition to strings and continuo, and winds to which he gives a fair amount of highly-virtuosic movements. Unfortunately for the composer, he was never able to hear his masterpiece, as the King of Poland dismissed the few Italian singers who had risen up against the partition under a futile pretence; no one else was able to sing these roles, and the score fell into obscurity. This was until it was rediscovered and showcased by the ensemble Il Gusto Barocco and its music director Jörg Halubek, in a 2015 live recording. At long last, Herr Heinichen! © SM/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 25 september 2015 | ECM New Series

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 23 mei 2015 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 6 oktober 2017 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4 étoiles de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
First you think : “here we go... yet agaaaaain another recording of Chopin’s two concertos”, then you read ‘world premiere’ in the description. Surprising, isn’t it? And yet, this is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! This world premiere is describing the brand new orchestrations realised by Mikhail Pletnev. These re-orchestrations give prominence to the much more chamber-like aspect of the accompaniment, which admittedly is a little pale and formulaic in the version that we’ve known for almost two centuries. Pletnev has moderated the music score, thinning out some parts while not changing a single note: the piano part remains the same, and in the orchestra nothing changes apart from the instrumental assignation. In addition to those two concertos that are much more colorful, the pianist Daniil Trifonov offers us a handful of tributes to Chopin by his peers and successors: Schumann, whose admiration for the Polish composer wasn’t reciprocated, Grieg, Barber and Tchaikovsky, and most of all Mompou’s splendid series of Variations on a Theme of Chopin. New from old, but always for the best we won’t hasten to add. © SM/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 10 augustus 2018 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
All these Penderecki works have been commissioned by Anne-Sophie Mutter and are duly dedicated to her (as well as to double bass player Roman Patkoló in the case of the 2010 Duo concertante for violin and double bass), this is thus doing them justice to gather them under the same helm. We go crescendo, from La Follia for solo violin from 2013, a series of variations, up to the Violin Sonata No. 2, « Metamorphosen » from 1995—conducted here by the composer himself—to the already mentioned Duo concertante and the Sonata for violin and piano from 1999. As so many composers from his era—let’s remember he was born in 1933—Penderecki has taken the “backward path”, starting as a composer in the path underlined by serialism, before straying away from it to come back to a much more melodic language, almost tonal and even sometimes Post-Romantic. For such a talented violinist as Anne-Sophie Mutter, fed with beauty and virtuosity, these works represent both an endless renewal and a constant challenge, while allowing her to develop her sonority and her passionate lyricism. Let’s note that these Metamorphosen have been recorded in 1997, and the partition’s ink had barely had time to dry. Incidentally, the other recordings have all been close to the writing date, underlining the emotional and artistic closeness of the two characters. © SM/Qobuz
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 16 juni 2017 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Record of the Month - 4 étoiles de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 15 april 2016 | Universal Music Italia srL.

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 17 april 2015 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2014 | Warner Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 22 januari 2016 | Phil.harmonie

Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Opera - Verschenen op 22 september 2014 | Aparté

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - Diamant d'Opéra Magazine - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 12 oktober 2018 | ECM New Series

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 27 oktober 2017 | ECM New Series

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
The Swiss cellist (and composer) Thomas Demenga (*1954) is an artist on the world stage who defies classification: at once at ease in the most groundbreaking contemporary performances - we owe him many recordings of Cage, Holliger, Messiaen, Yun, Pärt, Zimmermann etc. – and in the classical repertoire, from Bach to Schubert, from Vivaldi to Mendelssohn, from Dvořák to Tchaikovsky. This is his completely new reading of Bach's Suites, which he gives with an immense, almost-improvisational freedom, even if he respects the texts to the letter: it is all in the accents, the rubatos, the articulations and the phrasing that he gives his imagination free rein, as if the ink wasn't even yet dry on these master-works. We are a long way, here, from some "cleaner", more "classic", "polished" readings from some great predecessors. But in reality, this music is sufficiently rich and ample to be seen from a thousand angles without losing any of its shine. Demenga, a disciple of Rostropovitch, Antonio Janigro and Leonard Rose, has entered a kind of pantheon, where he can bear comparison with any number of the greats. The deliberately rather low range which he has chosen lends greater depth and an uncharacteristically darker tone to his readings. © SM/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 5 oktober 2018 | ECM New Series

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 5 oktober 2018 | ECM New Series

Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik

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