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Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Stefan Blunier - André Messager: Passionnément (2021)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Stefan Blunier - André Messager: Passionnément (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:16:57 | 326 / 176 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Bru Zane

André Messager's deliciously French art offers the perfect combination of refined music and frivolous – but never facile – operetta. This recording was a product of the constraints of the 2020 pandemic. Musicians and producers were forced to downgrade many projects in order to comply with the health guidance which was then in force. With its modest instrumental requirements, its smattering of soloists and its lack of a choir, the operetta Passionnément, which enjoyed a triumphal opening in a cheery inter-war Paris in 1926, was perfect for these challenging conditions.
Michael Collins & Noriko Ogawa - La clarinette parisienne (2021)

Michael Collins & Noriko Ogawa - La clarinette parisienne (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:38
Classical | Label: BIS

Up until around 1900 the clarinet repertoire was dominated by music from the German-speaking lands, largely due to the influence of three outstanding clarinetists. Inspired by Anton Stadler, Heinrich Bärmann and Richard Mühlfeld respectively, Mozart, Weber and Brahms composed some of the finest clarinet works ever written.

Sabine Devieilhe - Mirages (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 15, 2017
Sabine Devieilhe - Mirages (2017)

Sabine Devieilhe - Mirages
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 63:25 min | 262 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Soprano Sabine Devieilhe’s signature operatic role, Lakmé, forms the starting point for her enticing album Mirages. A collection of opera and song in French, its theme is the exotic allure of faraway – and imagined – places and people. In addition to three numbers from Delibes’ opera, it features music by Berlioz, Debussy and Stravinsky and some rarer names: Thomas, Messager, Koechlin and Delage. Devieilhe is joined by mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa, pianist Alexandre Tharaud and the period-instrument orchestra Les Siècles under its founder, François-Xavier Roth.
Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)

Georg Solti, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta - Viva Verdi: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.58 Gb | Total time: 53:37+59:35+71:36+53:08+70:47+65:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA | # 74321 799622 | Recorded: 1963, 1967, 1970

Verdi, child of the people, king of popular opera, began life as the son of an innkeeper. He was brought up in modest circumstances. He first received lessons from the village priest, who was amazed by the young musician’s talents. Verdi’s musical education was rounded and complete: at the age of sixteen, the composer wrote fugues, masses and symphonies, which he would later destroy. As he met with reticence in Milan, he settled in Busseto where he fell victim to the pettiness of the town. However, his strong willpower enabled him to pursue his musical path without paying heed to what people said.
Jacques Tom Rivest - Jacques Tom Rivest (1979) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

Jacques Tom Rivest - Jacques Tom Rivest (1979) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 243 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 75 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ProgQuebec (MPM16)

Jacques Rivest was best known as Pollen's vocalist and multi-instrumentalist prior to the release of his first, self-titled solo album in 1979. The LP features Pollen band mates Claude Lemay (keyboards) and Richard Lemoyne (guitar), joined by Daniel Mathieu (bass) and Serge Courchesne (drums/horns). Some of the material is more mainstream, but the acoustic instrumentation lends itself to a folk vibe, and there are some truly progressive moments, as on the Eastern-looking "Voyage au Tibet", as well as the double-keyboard lines and singing, reminiscent of Pollen, found on other tracks. 2006 saw the re-release of Rivest's first solo album, this time on CD, by ProgQuebec. The album is now augmented by a bonus track, taken from a single released about the same time as the original album release.
Royal Opera House, Natalia Osipova, Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae - Ashton: Rhapsody & The Two Pigeons (2016)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Natalia Osipova, Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae - Ashton: Rhapsody & The Two Pigeons (2016)
NTSC 16:9 (720x576) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.47 Gb (DVD9) | 114 min
Classical | Opus Arte

Principals Natalia Osipova and Steven McRae dance Ashton’s Rhapsody, created for The Royal Ballet in 1980 with the star parts taken by Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lesley Collier. Ashton provided spectacular choreography to suit the dancers’ virtuoso abilities. Lauren Cuthbertson and Vadim Muntagirov lead a charismatic cast in Ashton’s poignant and heart-warming reflection on love, The Two Pigeons, based on an old French folktale and first performed on Valentine’s Day 1961. These two ballets by the Company’s Founder Choreographer capture The Royal Ballet’s famous skill and distinctive style. Barry Wordsworth conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in the rapturous Rachmaninoff and Messager scores.
Julien Behr, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon & Pierre Bleuse - Confidence  (2018)

Julien Behr, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon & Pierre Bleuse - Confidence (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:02:49 | 146 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music France

The French tenor Julien Behr is one of today’s rising vocal stars. Voted ‘Révélation artiste lyrique de l’Adami’ in 2009, the year he made his international debut at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, he has become famous for his Mozart roles (including Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, recorded live at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in 2016 under the direction of Jérémie Rhorer, Alpha379).
Gerald Finley, Xavier de Maistre, Finnish Radio Symphony & Hannu Lintu - Kaija Saariaho: True Fire, Trans & Ciel d'hiver (2019)

Gerald Finley, Xavier de Maistre, Finnish Radio Symphony & Hannu Lintu - Kaija Saariaho: True Fire, Trans & Ciel d'hiver (2019)
FLAC (tracks) | 60:11 | 271 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Ondine

Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952) is among the most prominent names in contemporary music scene today. This new album by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu includes world première recordings of three works by Saariaho featuring bass-baritone Gerald Finley and harpist Xavier de Maistre as soloists. True Fire is a six-movement song cycle that was written to a commission from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France, for baritone Gerald Finley with an original idea to explore the scope of the baritone voice.
Giuseppe Gipali - Verdi: Le trouvère (Sung in French) [Live] (2019)

Giuseppe Gipali - Verdi: Le trouvère (Sung in French) [Live] (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 691 MB | Tracks: 48 | 159:32 min
Style: Classical | Label: Dynamic

After the great success that Il Trovatore received in Paris, Verdi was proposed to compose a French version of the opera to suit the tastes of the local public. The original work, based on the Spanish play El trovador by Antonio García Gutiérrez, had a libretto by Cammarano, which was translated into French by Émilien Pacini . Le Trouvère was first staged in Brussels in 1856 and premiered at the Paris Opera in 1857. In this new version the composer added some music in act 3 for the gypsie ballet scene, extended the finale of act 4 and made several other revisions.
Marina Rebeka, Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen & Michael Balke - Elle: French Opera Arias (2020)

Marina Rebeka, Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen & Michael Balke - Elle: French Opera Arias (2020)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 169 MB | Cover | 01:12:29 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 294 MB
Classical, Vocal | Label: Prima Classic

"Elle" is Marina Rebeka's new solo album, celebrating the diversity of the female roles in some of the greatest French Opera Arias of the canon. From a sweet recounting of the pleasures of love in Charpentier's Louise, to the steely determination of Juliette in Gounod's last scene, passing through the new-found piety of Thaïs, Carmen's indomitably wild character, Chimène's extreme sadness in Le Cid, and Marguerite's transformation from an innocent girl in love into a woman longing for a man who will not return, these and the many more arias that fill this recording explore the emotional spectrum of the female roles in French Opera.