Classical

Richard Wagner / Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev – Die Walküre (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Die Walküre (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev – Die Walküre (2013) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | 4x Discs | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Scans Included
Total Size: 12.4 GB (ISO) + 8.70 GB (FLAC Mch) + 3.78 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mariinsky | Russia | Cat#: 822231852728 | Genre: Classical

The highly anticipated first release from the most finely crafted Ring cycle of modern times, Die Walküre features a sensational cast of Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mikhail Petrenko and Ekaterina Gubanova.Read More

Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger / Philharmonia Orchestra / John Eliot Gardiner – The Planets / The Warriors (1995) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger / Philharmonia Orchestra / John Eliot Gardiner - The Planets / The Warriors (1995) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger / Philharmonia Orchestra / John Eliot Gardiner – The Planets / The Warriors (1995) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.41 GB (ISO) + 2.77 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.17 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | EU | Cat#: 471 634-2 | Genre: Classical

The idea of John Eliot Gardiner not only doing Holst’s The Planets, but doing it so effectively, shouldn’t have come as a surprise, considering his broad musical culture and the success he has always had with large-scale works. His interpretation is quite reminiscent of Sir Adrian Boult’s mid-’60s account with the same orchestra (then called the New Philharmonia)–tasteful yet full of character, impeccably played, energetic, fresh. On top of that, the recording is breathtaking. There is extraordinary inner detail, with string tone that is natural (as is the timbre of winds and high percussion) and an astonishing amount of weight in the bass. The coupling, Percy Grainger’s The Warriors, is a wonderfully erudite touch–just what we should expect from Gardiner–and a romp for him and the orchestra.Read More

Various Artists – Total Music Immersion – Super Audio CD Sampler (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - Total Music Immersion - Super Audio CD Sampler (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – Total Music Immersion – Super Audio CD Sampler (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.39 GB (ISO) + 3.62 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.38 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Philips | Netherlands | Cat#: PH-SACD 313 | Genre: Jazz, Pop, Classical

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Ludwig van Beethoven / Pieter Wispelwey / Dejan Lazić – Complete Sonatas & Variations (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ludwig van Beethoven / Pieter Wispelwey / Dejan Lazić - Complete Sonatas & Variations (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ludwig van Beethoven / Pieter Wispelwey / Dejan Lazić – Complete Sonatas & Variations (2005) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 7.33. GB (ISO) + 5.06 GB (FLAC Mch) + 2.18 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Channel Classics | Germany | Cat#: CCS SA 22605 | Genre: Classical

These works have been well served on disc, from the classic Rostropovich/Richter to the recent Schiff/Fellner (both on Philips). This set certainly belongs among the great ones, and it offers sonics of breathtaking naturalness and realism. Pieter Wispelwey and Dejan Lazic work exceptionally well together. Two strong-willed artists, everything that they do serves the music, not least in the three sets of variations, which are chock-full of personality and clear delight in Beethoven’s early compositional virtuosity (the set based on Handel’s “See the conqu’ring hero comes” is especially impressive).Read More

Biber / Bizzarrie Armoniche / Riccardo Minasi – Rosenkranz Sonaten (2008) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Biber / Bizzarrie Armoniche / Riccardo Minasi - Rosenkranz Sonaten (2008) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Biber / Bizzarrie Armoniche / Riccardo Minasi – Rosenkranz Sonaten (2008) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Covers Only
Total Size: 7.23 GB (ISO) + 6.02 GB (FLAC Mch) + 2.20 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Arts Music | EU | Cat#: 47735-8 | Genre: Classical

Here is something unusual among the growing number of recordings of Heinrich von Biber’s Rosary Sonatas; in Arts two-disc SACD set featuring violinist Riccardo Minasi and Bizzarrie Armoniche, Biber’s set of 15 Sonatas realized with a full, Italian style continuo and Italian violin ornamentation. The accepted standard, for decades, was continuo realization with organ alone, and eventually the notion of a cello or theorbo joining the band gained acceptance.Read More

Epica – The Score (An Epic Journey) (2005) {Special Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Epica - The Score (An Epic Journey) (2005) {Special Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Epica – The Score (An Epic Journey) (2005) {Special Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.58 GB (ISO) + 1.11 GB (FLAC Stereo) + 2.84 GB (FLAC Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Transmission Records | Netherlands | Cat#: TMSAD-058 | Genre: Neo-Classical, Score

The Score – An Epic Journey is a soundtrack album by the Dutch symphonic metal formation Epica, released in 2005. It is the film soundtrack to Joyride, a Dutch production.Read More

Various Artists – The Super Audio Surround Collection Volume 2 (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - The Super Audio Surround Collection Volume 2 (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – The Super Audio Surround Collection Volume 2 (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.71 GB (ISO) + 3.02 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.16 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Linn Records | EU | Cat#: AKP 284 | Genre: Jazz, Classical

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Various Artists – Telarc SACD Sampler I (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - Telarc SACD Sampler I (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – Telarc SACD Sampler I (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.31 GB (ISO) + 3.31 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.21 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Telarc | US | Cat#: SACD-60006 | Genre: Jazz, Classical, Easy Listening

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Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Tannhäuser (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tannhäuser (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Tannhäuser (2013) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
3x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
3x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.45 GB (CD-Layer) + 8.55 GB (SACD ISO) + 7.10 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 3.43 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186405 | Genre: Classical

Continuing his extraordinary SACD series of Richard Wagner’s music dramas for PentaTone, Marek Janowski presents Tannhäuser in the original Dresden version, with a dynamic cast, choir, and orchestra that give the performance their all. Like the previous recordings in this project, issued in celebration of the bicentennial of Wagner’s birth, the performance is live and the sound quality is exceptional in capturing both the exciting playing of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the dramatic power of the singers onstage.Read More

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Parsifal (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Parsifal (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Parsifal (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
4x EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
4x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.85 GB (CD-Layer) + 11.3 GB (SACD ISO) + 9.47 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 4.61 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186 401| Genre: Classical

Parsifal is the second installment in Pentatone’s ambitious project to record Wagner’s ten important operas between in 2011 and 2013 in celebration of the bicentennial of his birth, featuring live concert performances with Marek Janowski leading Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Rundfunkchor Berlin. Janowski is an old hand at Wagner, having conducted the first (and very fine) digital recording of The Ring, and he brings a sure understanding and unified conception to Parsifal.Read More

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Lohengrin (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski - Lohengrin (2012) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Richard Wagner / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski – Lohengrin (2012)
{CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | 3x Discs | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | 3x Discs | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.32 GB (CD-Layer) + 9.74 GB (SACD ISO) + 8.04 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 3.74 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Pentatone Classics | Germany | Cat#: PTC 5186403 | Genre: Classical

Janowski’s Wagner cycle arrives at Lohengrin and by this point in the series some things can safely be relied on. The first is Janowski’s penchant for fast tempi which, in this context, carries the welcome advantage that each act fits onto one disc. It seldom feels rushed, however. When he broadens out it is for the more famously contemplative moments, such as In fernem Land or Einsam in truben tagen. In fact, the dawn interlude in the third act begins remarkably slowly but gathers pace as it develops, an effect that not everyone will enjoy.Read More