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Fidelio Trio - Michael Nyman: Chamber Music Vol.I: Piano Trios 1992-2010 (2012) [Re-Up]

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Fidelio Trio - Michael Nyman: Chamber Music Vol.I: Piano Trios 1992-2010 (2012) [Re-Up]

Fidelio Trio - Michael Nyman: Chamber Music Vol.I: Piano Trios 1992-2010 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Label: Michael Nyman Records | # MNRCD120 | Time: 01:03:13
Genre: Classical, Minimalism, Chamber Music

This disc of the complete Piano Trios of Michael Nyman, performed by the Irish Fidelio Trio, is the first volume in a set of the composer's complete chamber music. Each of Nyman's trios has a programmatic element. Poczatek, a world premiere recording, contains five movements derived from Nyman's score to the film of the same name. Its musical material is inspired by classic Polish feature and documentary films of the 50s, 60s and 70s. The Photography of Chance, another world premiere, refers to the re-seeing of industrial reality in early Soviet photography. The trio Yellow Beach is a transfigured version of 'Come Unto These Yellow Sands', from Nyman's score to the film Prospero's Books. Time Will Pronounce was inspired by Joseph Brodsky's poem Bosnia Tune, which deals with the horror of the staggering daily death toll of the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman (1981) Remastered Reissue 2011 [Re-Up]

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Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman (1981) Remastered Reissue 2011 [Re-Up]

Michael Nyman Band - Michael Nyman (1981) [Reissue 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans ~ 138 Mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Michael Nyman Records | # MNRCD123 | Time: 00:41:50

Michael Nyman is the third album release by Michael Nyman and the second with the Michael Nyman Band, having previously contributed tracks to new music compilations. Most of the music on Michael Nyman was material from the early films by Peter Greenaway such as "Bird Anthem" (Act Of God) and "Bird List Song" (The Falls). The album also includes his first concert work for the band, "In Re Don Giovanni" which was released as a single on Les Disques du Crepuscule (home of Cabaret Voltaire, Durutti Column and Josef K amongst others) under the title Mozart. The most groundbreaking track on Michael Nyman, however, is "Waltz in F", a piece Nyman wrote for art students whilst teaching at Trent Polytechnic in 1977, Nyman subsequently commandeering two modern jazz improvisers, Evan Parker and Peter Brotzman, to "destroy" this piece. Ultimately, Parker and Brotzman ended up playing over and around ten separate tracks whilst Nyman and Cunningham mixed in their Waltz.

Lucienne Renaudin Vary - Piazzolla Stories (2021)

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Lucienne Renaudin Vary - Piazzolla Stories (2021)

Lucienne Renaudin Vary - Piazzolla Stories (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 274 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | 01:03:15
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

“Piazzolla – what a journey! His music has so many sides to it. Throughout his life he was exposed to such a rich and varied stream of influences. This homage to Piazzolla, while of course including compositions by him, also references those influences (here I’m thinking of Nadia Boulanger and Alberto Ginastera, with whom he studied). Piazzolla’s output is rich not only in terms of the styles he explored but also the different instrumental ensembles he played with. I was keen to reflect this eclecticism by way of a number of different line-ups: trumpet solo, with orchestra, with string quartet, and as duet partner.” (…) I would also like to thank my two guest artists: Thibaut Garcia, for his wonderful guitar playing and his friendship and the great Richard Galliano for being with us. It was very moving to perform his Tango pour Claude alongside him.”

Otto Tolonen - Royal Winter Music: Hans Werner Henze; Benjamin Britten (2015)

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Otto Tolonen - Royal Winter Music: Hans Werner Henze; Benjamin Britten (2015)

Otto Tolonen - Royal Winter Music: Hans Werner Henze; Benjamin Britten (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 226 Mb | Total time: 76:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD 382 | Recorded: 2014

Royal Winter Music by Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012) and Nocturnal after John Dowland by Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) were both inspired by the culture of Elizabethan England in the late 16th and early 17th centuries; more precisely, by the plays of William Shakespeare (1564–1616) and the music of lutenist-composer John Dowland (1563–1626). Henze and Britten both drew on tradition, and they shared a special liking for vocal music. They both composed a lot for the voice, and the guitar works on this release are likewise very lyrical in places.

Huw Morgan & Rebecca Wilt - The Art of the Modern Trumpet, Vol. 2 (2021)

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Huw Morgan & Rebecca Wilt - The Art of the Modern Trumpet, Vol. 2 (2021)

Huw Morgan & Rebecca Wilt - The Art of the Modern Trumpet, Vol. 2 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 180 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:44
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

The second volume of this series (Volume 1 is on 8.573995) visits 20th-century France, where the combination of trumpet and piano inspired music of ravishing beauty, intimacy and wit. Through the bluesy retrospection of Jean Hubeau's Sonata, the voluptuous rhapsody of Florent Schmitt's Suite and the avantgarde eclecticism of Antoine Tisné's Héraldiques, this album explores the quintessentially Gallic sonorities that came to redefine the instruments voice for the modern era.

Vox Chamber Choir, Colin Spinks & David Crown - Alexander Campkin: Choral Works (2021)

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Vox Chamber Choir, Colin Spinks & David Crown - Alexander Campkin: Choral Works (2021)

Vox Chamber Choir, Colin Spinks & David Crown - Alexander Campkin: Choral Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 208 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:09
Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos Records

Alexander Campkin is renowned as a leading young choral composer who has been commissioned by some of the most prestigious musical organisations in Britain. True Light reveals the energy and majestic sound world that he commands, as well as qualities of reflective intimacy. His Missa Brevis was inspired by seeing a beam of sunlight pierce a cloud of moving incense, the resultant music being built around a sustained pitch, ebbing and flowing. In The First Kiss, he sets two poignant and daring Epigrams by the Greek philosopher Strato.

The Dessoff Choirs, Malcolm J. Merriweather - Margaret Bonds: The Ballad of the Brown King & Selected Songs (2019)

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The Dessoff Choirs, Malcolm J. Merriweather - Margaret Bonds: The Ballad of the Brown King & Selected Songs (2019)

The Dessoff Choirs, Malcolm J. Merriweather & The Dessoff Orchestra - Margaret Bonds: The Ballad of the Brown King & Selected Songs (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 165 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 82 Mb | 00:35:14
Classical, Choral | Label: Avie Records

New York City-based The Dessoff Choirs & Orchestra, with conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather give the world-premiere recording of 20th-century African-American composer Margaret Bonds’ Christmas cantata, The Ballad of the Brown King, alongside a selection of specially arranged songs performed by baritone Merriweather with harpist and Bonds authority Ashley Jackson.

Ursula Oppens, Arditti String Quartet - Elliott Carter: Chamber Music (2000) [Re-Up]

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Ursula Oppens, Arditti String Quartet - Elliott Carter: Chamber Music (2000) [Re-Up]

Ursula Oppens, Arditti String Quartet - Elliott Carter: Chamber Music (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Montaigne | # MO 782122 | Time: 01:15:58

In his 90th year, Elliott Carter is doing something few nonagenarians ever do: he's premiering a striking new string quartet, his fifth. And it's an awe-inspiring piece. The Arditti String Quartet takes up the short phrases that run with and then against one another with sureness, plucking and scraping and making their bows sing. They then delve into each of the five interludes that interrogate the quartet's six sections and play through the disparate splinters of tone and flushes of midrange color as if they were perfectly logical developments. Which they're not. Carter has again brilliantly scripted a chatter of stringed voices–à la the second quartet–that converse quickly, sometimes mournfully, but never straightforwardly. This complexity of conversation is a constant for Carter, coming sharply to light in "90+" and then in Rohan de Saram and Ursula Oppens's heaving read of the 1948 Sonata for Cello and Piano, as well as in virtually all these pieces. This is a monumental recording, extending the documented work of a lamentably underappreciated American composer.

Wilhelmina Smith - Per Nørgård & Poul Ruders: Works for Solo Cello (2021)

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Wilhelmina Smith - Per Nørgård & Poul Ruders: Works for Solo Cello (2021)

Wilhelmina Smith - Per Nørgård & Poul Ruders: Works for Solo Cello (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 256 Mb | Total time: 62:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1381-2 | Recorded: 2019

Cellist Wilhelmina Smiths second album release on Ondine continues exploring contemporary Nordic repertoire for solo cello. In her new album Smith has focus on Danish contemporary composers, Per Nørgård (b. 1932) and Poul Ruders (b. 1949). Both Nørgård and Ruders are known for their large-scale orchestral works. Nørgård, in particular, is known for his eight symphonies and has been hailed by many as one of the greatest living symphonists. It is therefore intriguing to look closer to his two very early lyrical solo cello sonatas, early masterpieces written just before completing his 1st Symphony.

Cho-Liang Lin, Singapore SO, Lan Shui - Chen Yi: Momentum (2003)

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Cho-Liang Lin, Singapore SO, Lan Shui - Chen Yi: Momentum (2003)

Chen Yi - Momentum (2003)
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, violin; Kimberly Marshall, organ
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Lan Shui, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # CD-1352 | Time: 01:06:16

Chen was China's first woman to be awarded a master's degree in composition; she often incorporates Chinese instruments and melodies in her music. Born in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, Chen Yi (b. 1953) learned the violin at a young age and continued to play the instrument up to her graduate student years at Columbia University in the late 1980s. In fact, during the Cultural Revolution, Chen had continued to practise the violin even after having been sent to the countryside. By the early 1970s, she had returned to the city where she served as violinist with the local operatic troupe. All of these experiences provided inspiration for the compositions featured on this CD, whether in borrowed operatic and folk tunes, calligraphic gestures, huqin fiddling techniques, imitative sonorities of Chinese traditional instruments (sheng, suona, xiao or qin), inventive use of percussion, or in the vivid depiction of nature. Chen has lived and breathed Chinese operatic tradition and folk culture for decades, while at the same time steeping herself in the study of the Western canon of music.

John Adams - Earbox: A Ten-CD Retrospective (1999) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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John Adams - Earbox: A Ten-CD Retrospective (1999) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

John Adams - Earbox: A Ten-CD Retrospective (1999) 10 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.98 Gb | Scans ~ 80 Mb | Time: 10:59:43
Classical, Contemporary, Minimilism | Label: Nonesuch | # 79453-2

On October 19, 1999, Nonesuch Records released The John Adams Earbox, a 10-CD box set retrospective, representing nearly all of John Adams’s recorded output for the label. The set includes all of the composer’s major works with which Adams has redefined contemporary classical music over the previous two decades. All recordings on The John Adams Earbox were supervised by the composer, and many were conducted or performed by Adams as well. All but four works on the Earbox were originally released on Nonesuch as first recordings. The John Adams Earbox includes examples from every phase of Adams’s career, from his earliest orchestral pieces such as Grand Pianola Music (1982), Harmonielehre (1985), and Harmonium (1980), to the widely hailed operas Nixon in China (1985-86) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1990-91), to works of this decade including Chamber Symphony (1992), Violin Concerto (1993), John’s Book of Alleged Dances (written for Kronos Quartet in 1994), Gnarly Buttons (1995) and the 1995 stagework I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky.

Roberta Alexander, Netherlands PO, Edo De Waart - Samuel Barber: Andromache; Cleopatra; Vanessa; Knoxville; Songs (1993)

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Roberta Alexander, Netherlands PO, Edo De Waart - Samuel Barber: Andromache; Cleopatra; Vanessa; Knoxville; Songs (1993)

Samuel Barber: Andromache; Cleopatra; Vanessa; Knoxville; Songs (1993)
Roberta Alexander, soprano; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Edo De Waart, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Etcetera | # KTC1145 | Time: 01:00:40

Roberta Alexander’s outstanding CD of vocal music by Samuel Barber demonstrates the soprano’s understanding of the composer’s musical language and emotional content … The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic plays very well under the tasteful leadership of Edo de Waart.

Emily Beynon, BBC SO, Vernon Handley - John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)

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Emily Beynon, BBC SO, Vernon Handley - John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)

John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)
Emily Beynon, flute; BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67089 | Time: 00:56:34

First recordings of two powerful works from the pen of one of our major composers, John McCabe, who is celebrating his sixtieth birthday this year. Of Time and the River (the title is taken from Thomas Wolfe's novel) is actually the published title of McCabe's Fourth Symphony, written in 1993/4 to a commission by the BBC. The Flute Concerto was written for James Galway in 1989/90 and he gave the first performance of it in 1990 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra who commissioned the work. Here it is played by the outstanding young flautist Emily Beynon in her first recording for Hyperion.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano - Jennifer Higdon: City Scape, Concerto For Orchestra (2004) [Re-Up]

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano - Jennifer Higdon: City Scape, Concerto For Orchestra (2004) [Re-Up]

Jennifer Higdon: City Scape, Concerto For Orchestra (2004)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Telarc | # CD-80620 | Time: 01:08:18

Jennifer Higdon is a masterful colorist whose music is immediately appealing, full of energy and dash, but also with lyrical movements that grab you and hold your interest with their variety and melodic freshness. She can be brassy and bold like William Schuman and lushly Romantic like Samuel Barber, to mention just two American predecessors her music calls to mind. She also has a strong profile of her own, as we hear in City Scapes, a musical portrait of Atlanta that captures the bustle of a metropolis on the move. It's centerpiece, "river sings a song to trees," is wonderfully paced and engrossing. Concerto for Orchestra is a grand workout for a virtuoso band, teeming with solo turns that can tax all but the best musicians, and passages that spotlight sections of the orchestra with opportunities to strut their stuff. It's a brilliant piece brilliantly played by the Atlantans. Add Telarc's usual terrific sound and this disc becomes a must for fans of accessible modern music.

The DUO & Bryan Johanson - 13 Ways of Looking at 12 Strings (2019)

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The DUO & Bryan Johanson - 13 Ways of Looking at 12 Strings (2019)

The DUO & Bryan Johanson - 13 Ways of Looking at 12 Strings (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 162 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | 00:46:20
Classical | Label: Soundset

Epic album-length composition by Bryan Johanson, composed for and dedicated to The Duo (Eric Benzant-Feldra and Michael Kudirka, guitars). World premiere recording of all thirteen movements in three parts: Cool Cubed, Pentadigitopia, and Cube Squared.