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Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)

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Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)

Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Celtic, Neo-Classical, New Age, Ambient | Label: Hearts O' Space | # 11063-2 | 00:43:59

Written and recorded by brothers Mychael & Jeff Danna between their other scoring projects, A Celtic Tale is the soundtrack to an imaginary film of the Irish legend of Deirdre. Both the album and the legend reflect many aspects of love and sorrow. The Danna brothers mix Celtic folk, symphonic, and ambient music into a distinctive and fitting setting for Deirdre's star-crossed story. Though she is betrothed to a king, Deirdre finds her true love; she and her lover are exiled. When they try to return to their land, Deirdre's lover is killed, and she is imprisoned by the king she was to marry. Love and war blend in Deirdre's story; similarly, the music combines authentic Celtic instruments such as fiddle, tin whistle, flute, uilleann and highland pipes, and wire-strung harp with orchestral power and electronic atmospherics. Both listenable and powerful, A Celtic Tale showcases the Dannas' skill for creating emotionally accessible, technically beautiful music.

Alexei Lubimov, Jana Ivanilova - Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)

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Alexei Lubimov, Jana Ivanilova - Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)

Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)
Alexei Lubimov (piano), Jana Ivanilova (Soprano), Valentin Silvestrov (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 154 Mb | Covers included | Time: 01:12:42
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Megadisc | # MDC 7832

Valentin Silvestrov is not just the Ukraine’s most prominent composer but also a major voice in the music of our time: a quiet voice, to be sure, and one that some will pigeon-hole at the soft-core end of the New Spirituality. But even a first encounter should suggest the presence of deeper perspectives, and encounters with the full range of his music only serve to confirm that impression. Russian commentators have long since ranged Silvestrov alongside Schnittke, Gubaidulina and Denisov as one of the most important figures that came to maturity in the 1970s. It was then that he produced music such as the two Cantatas – the earlier one for soprano and chamber orchestra, setting words by Tyuchev and Blok, the later one for a cappella choir to verses by Ukraine’s national poet, Taras Chevchenko. Both works blend Webernian angularity with an ecstatic lyricism.

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski - Symphony No. 11 in G Minor "The Year 1905" (2020)

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London Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski - Symphony No. 11 in G Minor "The Year 1905" (2020)

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Vladimir Jurowski - Symphony No. 11 in G Minor "The Year 1905" (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 218 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:40
Classical | Label: LPO

This recording was taken from a live performance during the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019/20 season at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The recording captures the thrill and electricity of the live performance.

Barbara Hannigan, Ludwig Orchestra - La Passione: Nono, Haydn, Grisey (2020)

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Barbara Hannigan, Ludwig Orchestra - La Passione: Nono, Haydn, Grisey (2020)

Barbara Hannigan, Ludwig Orchestra - La Passione: Nono, Haydn, Grisey (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 72:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA586 | Recorded: 2019

The starting point for Barbara Hannigan’s third recording for Alpha is a work by Gérard Grisey (1946-98) that is particularly close to her heart. Grisey wrote: ‘I conceived the Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil [Four songs for crossing the threshold] as a musical meditation on death in four parts: the death of the angel, the death of civilisation, the death of the voice and the death of humanity… The texts chosen belong to four civilisations (Christian, Egyptian, Greek, Mesopotamian) and have in common a fragmentary discourse on the inevitability of death.’ Luigi Nono (1924-90) was a politically engaged composer. His stunning monody Djamila Boupacha, a heart-rending cry for solo soprano, pays tribute to a freedom fighter tortured by French paratroopers during the Algerian war; Picasso also portrayed her in charcoal.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 77:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 545 | Recorded: 2018

With a title like Time & Eternity and graphics featuring the disembodied head of violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, you know you're in for an ambitious program. Kopatchinskaja's albums have been getting increasingly experimental as her career has developed, and this one is at no time boring, whatever you may think of the overall concept. Sample Crux, by Lubos Fiser, for violin, timpani, and bells, with the timpani pounding away as a kind of avatar of dread. This said the structure of the program is not quite as unconventional as it may at first appear to be.

Jean Dubuffet & Ilhan Mimaroglu - Musiques pour Coucou Bazar (2013) {2CD Set, Sub Rosa SR350 rec 1961, 1973}

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Jean Dubuffet & Ilhan Mimaroglu - Musiques pour Coucou Bazar (2013) {2CD Set, Sub Rosa SR350 rec 1961, 1973}

Jean Dubuffet & Ilhan Mimaroglu - Musiques pour Coucou Bazar (2013) {2CD Set, Sub Rosa SR350 rec 1961, 1973}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 541 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 278 Mb
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© 1961, 1973, 2012 Sub Rosa / Fondation Dubuffet | SR350
Classical / Musique Concrète / Experimental / Avant-Garde

Double CD set with musics for Jean Dubuffet's spectacle Coucou Bazar. Electronic Music for Jean Dubuffet's Coucou Bazar, composed and realized by Ilhan Mimaroglu for the first version of Jean Dubuffet's Coucou Bazar, which opened at the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum in New York on May 16, 1973. Bal des leurres, poem recorded by Jean Dubuffet on January 10, 1973. Text written by the artist to serve as an argument for Coucou Bazar. Coucou Bazar, soundtrack of the show presented in Turin form June 16 to July 15, 1978, composed from music recordings by Jean Dubuffet dating from 1961 and 1973-1974.

Hellen Weiß & Gabriel Schwabe - Kodály & Ligeti: Cello Works (2020)

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Hellen Weiß & Gabriel Schwabe - Kodály & Ligeti: Cello Works (2020)

Hellen Weiß & Gabriel Schwabe - Kodály & Ligeti: Cello Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:12
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Zoltán Kodály’s later years were dominated by a series of choral works but his early reputation centred upon chamber music, notably two string quartets, a Cello Sonata (8.553160) and the two masterpieces heard on this recording. The Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 combines Classical form with folk influence, while the Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8, with its expanded harmonies and tone colours, is one of the greatest solo cello works since Bach’s Cello Suites. György Ligeti continued the Hungarian lineage with his Sonata for Solo Cello, a succinct but pivotal work in his compositional development. Gabriel Schwabe has established himself among the leading cellists of his generation.

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978) [Re-Up]

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Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978) [Re-Up]

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1129, 422 821 417-2 | 00:56:31

If Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians is simply described in terms of its materials and organization – 11 chords followed by 11 pieces built on those chords – then it might seem utterly dry and monotonous. The actual music, though, is far from lackluster. When this recording was released in 1978, the impact on the new music scene was immediate and overwhelming. Anyone who saw potential in minimalism and had hoped for a major breakthrough piece found it here. The beauty of its pulsing added-note harmonies and the sustained power and precision of the performance were the music's salient features; and instead of the sterile, electronic sound usually associated with minimalism, the music's warm resonance was a welcome change. Yet repeated listening brought out a subtle and important shift in Reich's conception: the patterns were no longer static repetitions moving in and out of phase with each other, but were now flexible units that grew organically and changed incrementally over the course of the work.

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)

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Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Ryoanji; Two; Three Pieces for Flute Duet; Music for Two (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Naxos | # 8.559773 | Time: 01:02:50

This first volume of John Cage’s complete works for flute spans a fifty year period, from the Three Pieces for Flute Duet of 1935—deft studies in chromatic writing—to the 1984 Ryoanji, which involves the use of pre-recorded flutes and percussion with resultant diverse and intricate textures. Two is the first of Cage’s important ‘number’ series and is edgily ruminative, while Music for Two, written for any combination of the 17 different instrumental ‘parts without scores’ provided by the composer, is heard in an arrangement described by Katrin Zenz as a ‘new piece for flute and piano’.

Gabriel Crouch & Gallicantus - Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered (2020)

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Gabriel Crouch & Gallicantus - Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered (2020)

Gabriel Crouch & Gallicantus - Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 173 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:42:22
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Nonesuch Records, New Amsterdam Records

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass for the Endangered, with a libretto by poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows, is a celebration of, and an elegy for, the natural world—animals, plants, insects, the planet itself—an appeal for greater awareness, urgency, and action. Originally commissioned by Trinity Church Wall Street, this recording features the English vocal ensemble Gallicantus conducted by Gabriel Crouch.

Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012) [Re-Up]

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Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012) [Re-Up]

Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Channel Classics | # CCSSA33912 | 01:02:58

Since their first encounter in May 2011, Lavinia Meijer has worked with some frequency with Philip Glass, even though he has never written solo works specifically for the harp. However, many of his piano works and piano transcriptions, after minor adjustments, prove to be well suited to the modern pedal harp. Initially, Lavinia Meijer added Glass's five movement Metamorphosis to her repertoire, on the instigation of the undersigned, the Amsterdam gallery owner Robert Malasch and the American composer himself. After a first and successful performance (in the composer's presence) in the Amsterdam 'pop temple' The Melkweg, a first official recording was made for Channel Classics in June 2011 in the Dutch town of Schiedam. Since this recording was exclusively intended for a brief national marketing campaign, it has now been followed up by this complete Glass CD for international distribution. Lavinia Meijer is recognized worldwide as one of the most successful rising stars. Besides performing the standard harp repertoire Lavinia Meijer is very keen on playing modern music.

BBC Concert Orchestra, John Andrews & Various Artists - Malcolm Arnold: The Dancing Master, Op. 34 (2020)

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BBC Concert Orchestra, John Andrews & Various Artists - Malcolm Arnold: The Dancing Master, Op. 34 (2020)

BBC Concert Orchestra, John Andrews & Various Artists - Malcolm Arnold: The Dancing Master, Op. 34 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 325 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:15:40
Classical, Opera | Label: Resonus Classics

Originally intended as an opera for television, Malcolm Arnold’s collaboration with film-maker and librettist Joe Mendoza, The Dancing Master, Op. 34, was considered too racy for viewers in the 1950s and subsequently rejected for broadcast and largely forgotten. Conductor John Andrews, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and a stellar cast, breathes new life into this operatic gem, here receiving its first recording. With its cast of larger-than life Restoration caricatures – the trapped heiress, the scheming maid, the over-protective guardian, and the handsome rake – the opera showcases Arnold’s taste for exuberant satire and tender Romanticism in equal measure.

Meredith Monk - Piano Songs (2014) {ECM New Series 2374}

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Meredith Monk - Piano Songs (2014) {ECM New Series 2374}

Meredith Monk - Piano Songs (2014) {ECM New Series 2374}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 157 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
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© 2014 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2374
Jazz / Classical / Modern Composition / Piano

Celebrating Meredith Monk as composer, these Piano Songs give us a world at once playful and earnest. Written or derived from work composed between 1971 and 2006, the pieces inhabit Monk’s unique universe, as played by two of new music’s most distinguished interpreters, pianists Ursula Oppens and Bruce Brubaker. These pieces are ‘songs’ because they have strong roots in Monk’s pieces for voice, and because they are direct, specific, and imagistic.

Amihai Grosz & Sunwook Kim - Schubert, Shostakovich & Pártos (2020)

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Amihai Grosz & Sunwook Kim - Schubert, Shostakovich & Pártos (2020)

Amihai Grosz & Sunwook Kim - Schubert, Shostakovich & Pártos (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:19
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Fascinated by the viola, which he chose at the age of eleven after learning the violin for six years, Amihai loves the sound of his instrument, which is so close to the human voice. He also likes the ambivalence of its timbre, midway between the violin and the cello, which in a sense reflects his own musical education in Israel, with its combination of Mediterranean influences and Russian and Germanic traditions. Initially a quartet musician and founding member of the famous Jerusalem Quartet, Amihai Grosz now pursues a solo career while holding the post of principal viola of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Pedro Aguiar - Brazilian Guitar Music: Pereira, Gnattali, Reis, Sardinha, Escobar, Villa-Lobos, García Aguilera (2020)

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Pedro Aguiar - Brazilian Guitar Music: Pereira, Gnattali, Reis, Sardinha, Escobar, Villa-Lobos, García Aguilera (2020)

Pedro Aguiar - Brazilian Guitar Music: Pereira, Gnattali, Reis, Sardinha, Escobar, Villa-Lobos, García Aguilera, Pernambuco, Guerra-Peixe (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 184 Mb | Total time: 63:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos ‎| 8.574069 | Recorded: 2019

Rooted in European music, native folk traditions and often infused by jazz, Brazilian music encompasses a huge variety of dance forms and songs. Prize-winning guitarist Pedro Aguiar has selected a panoramic recital to illustrate these elements which include the choro and music rich in melody and rhythmic vitality. From Villa-Lobos, whose Choros No. 1 is one of the most popular guitar solos ever written, through to the work of the revered Dilermando Reis, and on to contemporary examples of the genre, this is music of dazzling virtuosity and finesse.