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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.

Lavinia Meijer - Passaggio: Ludovico Einaudi By Lavinia (2013)

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Lavinia Meijer - Passaggio: Ludovico Einaudi By Lavinia (2013)

Lavinia Meijer - Passaggio: Ludovico Einaudi By Lavinia (2013)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony Classical | # 88883784082 | Time: 00:57:56
Modern Classical, Contemporary, Crossover, New Age

Passaggio, Lavinia Meijer's first release on Sony, is an album of the crossover music of Ludovico Einaudi, an Italian composer and pianist who encouraged the Dutch harpist to record some of his most popular pieces. The playing on this 2013 album is highly polished and appealing, and Meijer demonstrates considerable powers of concentration and precision in performances of her harp transcriptions of Einaudi's keyboard music. Some will find Meijer's renditions emotionally communicative and mood enhancing, and most of the credit for their effectiveness belongs to her, because Einaudi's modal harmonies and conventional patterns tend toward a bland prettiness, or pretty blandness, that's all of a piece. Simple melodies and repeated arpeggiated chords have the instant attraction of minimalist music, and simplicity is often a virtue in the proper context. Sony's recording is clear and close-up, and Meijer has presence in a fairly resonant studio space.

Ludovico Einaudi - Undiscovered (2020)

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Ludovico Einaudi - Undiscovered (2020)

Ludovico Einaudi - Undiscovered (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 449 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 219 Mb | 01:35:30
Modern Classical | Label: Decca Records

Ground-breaking composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi announces the release of his new collection ‘Einaudi Undiscovered’. The project features a selection of hidden gems handpicked by Einaudi himself from his incredibly rich and extensive back catalogue, including previously unreleased tracks. From live renditions of tracks such as ‘La Nascita’ and ‘In Un’Altra Vita’, to a Starkey remix of ‘Experience’, alongside lesser known material and pieces from his soundtrack work, this new album gives listeners the opportunity to connect and discover the music of this multi-faceted artist. It also features a rarely heard vocal version of his most popular composition ‘Nuvole Bianche’ and the Main Theme from ‘The Third Murder’ which was previously only released in Japan.

Theresa Wong - The Unlearning (2011) {Tzadik} **[RE-UP]**

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Theresa Wong - The Unlearning (2011) {Tzadik} **[RE-UP]**

Theresa Wong - The Unlearning (2011) {Tzadik}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 186 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 102 mb
Genre: jazz, modern classical, avant-garde jazz

The Unlearning is the 2011 album by Theresa Wong. Known for her modern classical work, this was released by Tzadik as part of the label's Oracles series.

VA - Fabrice Bollon: Orchestral Works (2020)

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VA - Fabrice Bollon: Orchestral Works (2020)

VA - Fabrice Bollon: Orchestral Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 280 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:15
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Internationally acclaimed and award-winning conductor Fabrice Bollon has in recent years attracted attention as a composer with a keen ear for unique and unusual timbres. Your Voice Out of the Lamb is one of the most spectacular and virtuosic works written for recorders, ranging from the sub-bass to the miniature garkleinflötlein, also using live electronics for a variety of expanded effects. The exciting and dynamic Four Lessons of Darkness is the first ever concerto for the electric cello, and Dogmatic Pleasures is a set of short, virtuoso orchestral pieces filled with humour and irony.

Niklas Sivelöv - Piano Concertos (2020)

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Niklas Sivelöv - Piano Concertos (2020)

Niklas Sivelöv - Piano Concertos (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:51 | 149 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

As one of the leading Scandinavian pianists, the award-winning pianist and composer Niklas Sivelöv has taken his career to new international heights with an extensive catalogue of recordings for such labels as BIS, Caprice, Dacapo, Naxos, Toccata Classics and AMC Classical, some of which have been awarded the Diapason d’or, CHOK and the Penguin Rosette. His concert career spans four continents, including venues such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Barbican, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Tivoli Copenhagen and the Atheneum in Bucharest. This release features three of his own compositions, all Piano Concertos. He performs as soloist alongside the Malmo Symphony Orchestra and Livgardets Dragonmusikkar.

Emma Shapplin - Macadam Flower (2009) {Phantom/Sony Music Entertainment}

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Emma Shapplin - Macadam Flower (2009) {Phantom/Sony Music Entertainment}

Emma Shapplin - Macadam Flower (2009) {Phantom/Sony Music Entertainment}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 257 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 87 mb
Genre: vocal pop, contemporary classical

Macadam Flower is the 2009 album by Emma Shapplin. This was released on Phantom via Sony Music Entertainment.

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds (Complete Piano Music), Volume 1-6 (2015-2019) 6 CDs

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Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds (Complete Piano Music), Volume 1-6 (2015-2019) 6 CDs

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Vol. 1-6 (2015-2019) 6 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.63 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.14 Gb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | Time: 07:31:52

Piano is Philip Glass’ primary instrument (he also studied violin and flute); he composes at the keyboard. With its seemingly contradictory elements of lyricism and percussiveness, it is in some ways the ideal medium for Glass’ musical language. With its deep roots in tradition (spanning the Classical, Romantic and Modern eras), the instrument embodies the composer’s desire to merge new ideas with classic forms. It is perhaps via piano (and, by extension, keyboard) that performers and listeners can make the most direct and personal contact with Glass’ musical genius. Nicolas Horvath is an unusual artist with an unconventional résumé. He began his music studies at the Académie de Musique Prince Rainier III de Monaco, and at the age 16, he caught the attention of the American conductor Lawrence Foster who helped him to secure a three-year scholarship from the Princess Grace Foundation in order to further his studies. His mentors include a number of distinguished international pianists. Known for his boundary-less musical explorations, Horvath is an enthusiastic promoter of contemporary music. He has commissioned numerous works and collaborated with leading contemporary composers from around the world including Philip Glass.

Okkyung Lee - Yeo-Neun (2020) {Shelter Press}

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Okkyung Lee - Yeo-Neun (2020) {Shelter Press}

Okkyung Lee - Yeo-Neun (2020) {Shelter Press}
WEB Rip | FLAC with foobar2000 and auCDtect | scans | 148 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 89 mb
Genre: jazz, neo-classical

Yeo-Neun is the 2020 album by Okkyung Lee. This was released by Shelter Press.

Mahan Esfahani - Musique?: Takemitsu, Cowell, Saariaho, Bryars, Abbasi, Ferrari (2020)

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Mahan Esfahani - Musique?: Takemitsu, Cowell, Saariaho, Bryars, Abbasi, Ferrari (2020)

Mahan Esfahani - Musique?: Takemitsu, Cowell, Saariaho, Bryars, Abbasi, Ferrari (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 391 Mb | Total time: 79:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68287 | Recorded: 2019

Under Mahan Esfahani’s hands—and occasionally fists—the harpsichord is transmogrified into an elemental force, by turns supported or menaced by an astonishing arsenal of electronics. Concerned listeners please note: no harpsichords were harmed in the making of this album.

Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)

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Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)

Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal | Label: æon | # AECD 1757 | Time: 01:00:10

Through a repertoire of Consort Songs for five violas and countertenor, the Céladon Ensemble tries to underline the obvious artistic connections between the music of english Renaissance and contemporary music. This parentage, this harmonic, rhythmic and poetic logic, opens a whole field of exploration into sound identity and tradition. How have such seemingly different composers, belonging to remote eras, dealt with timbre fusion in a similar way, with the same desire to deeply affect, to create a full-bodied sound, both powerful and soothing? The two eras are not placed in opposition for this concert, as Michael Nyman’s music arises naturally from that of his predecessors; on the contrary, it is a clever mix of genres that points out to surprising similarities between these works : we could easily believe that Tye’s Sit Fast was composed very recently. From one century to the next, we face a testimony brought to song by the timbre of a countertenor, the intensity of a violas consort that carries a certain magic, the paradoxical expression of a voice which is solitary but also becomes a seventh instrument, one of the violas.

Redi Hasa - The Stolen Cello (2020)

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Redi Hasa - The Stolen Cello (2020)

Redi Hasa - The Stolen Cello (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 233 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | 00:46:38
Classical, Ethnic | Label: Decca Classics

When Redi Hasa escaped war-torn Albania in 1990, his few possessions included the cello loaned to him by Tirana State Conservatory. This “stolen” instrument enabled him to continue his studies in Italy, where his extraordinary talent at last started to bear fruit, including collaborations with pianist Ludovico Einaudi. The Stolen Cello is a beautiful showcase for Hasa’s dear instrument, a portrait of survival and a tribute to his homeland. Like many of the tracks, the opener, “Dajti Mountain”—a homage to Tirana’s stunning landscape—has a deep folk flavor, while “1990 Autumn Escape” brings Hasa’s flight to Italy to frantic life. “Little Street Football Made of Socks” is a touching snapshot of childhood—nostalgic, yet ultimately joyful.

Lavinia Meijer & World Choir for Peace - Peaceful Choir: New Sound of Choral Music (2020)

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Lavinia Meijer & World Choir for Peace - Peaceful Choir: New Sound of Choral Music (2020)

Lavinia Meijer & World Choir for Peace - Peaceful Choir: New Sound of Choral Music (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 413 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 226 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:38:15
Classical, Choral | Label: Sony Classical

Peaceful Choir by harpist Lavinia Meijer and chamber choir World Choir of Peace is a relaxing musical journey through the manifold colors and sounds of contemporary choral music. Renowned international composers have contributed entirely new works or arrangements for this unique recording project, including Sir Karl Jenkins, Grammy-nominated composer and pianist Hauschka, San Fermin mastermind Ellis Ludwig-Leone, composer icon John Rutter, Estonian pop-violinist Maarja Nuut and German soundtrack composer David Reichelt (8 Days). The album includes 15 world-premiere recordings and music by house-hold names such as Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre, Max Richter, Hans Zimmer and Arvo Pärt.

Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volume XXI-XXVIII (2017) 8CD Box Set

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Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volume XXI-XXVIII (2017) 8CD Box Set

Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volume XXI-XXVIII (2017) 8CD Box Set
Dennis Johnson - Philip Glass - Tom Johnson - Peter Garland
Terry Riley - Harold Budd - Le Monte Young

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.44 Gb | Scans included | Time: 09:46:40
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95543BR

This 8CD set bring the listener back to the roots of Minimalism, all works were written in the seventies of the 20th century, a time when the new aesthetics and perception of music, sound, repetition and time experience were creating a new chapter in music history. The longest piece is the 5 hour “November” by Dennis Johnson, a work in which the player is free to build the intervals and chords according to his own timing and spacing. The other composers in this set are Philip Glass, Tom Johnson, Peter Garland, Terry Riley, Harold Budd and La Monte Young. Recorded in his own studio by the most important protagonist of Minimalism today, Dutch pianist Jeroen van Veen. Van Veen has a myriad of recordings to his name, notably the multi CD boxes Minimal Piano Collection 1 and 2, complete Satie, Einaudi, Tiersen, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Simeon ten Holt and many more.