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Wim Mertens - Whisper Me (1988) {Windham Hill WD-1079}

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Wim Mertens - Whisper Me (1988) {Windham Hill WD-1079}

Wim Mertens - Whisper Me (1988) {Windham Hill WD-1079}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988 Les Disques du Crépuscule / Windham Hill Records | WD-1079
Classical / Minimalism / Neo-Classical / Contemporary Instrumental

One can imagine how a composer like Wim Mertens could appear on the Windham Hill label and – to some people's surprise – in the late '80s he appeared twice. Whisper Me is a compilation of tracks from his other Crepuscle releases, a mini-overview of his style, and a way of hearing some tracks from the then-impossible-to-find Maximizing the Audience. Mertens has more depth to him than other pianists on the label, and a darkness creeps in at the edges of these works.

Boris Giltburg, Rhys Owens, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

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Boris Giltburg, Rhys Owens, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano; Rhys Owens, Trumpet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573666 | Time: 01:09:45

Shostakovich’s two Piano Concertos span a period of almost thirty years. The youthful First Piano Concerto is a masterful example of eclecticism, its inscrutable humour and seriousness allied to virtuoso writing enhanced by the rôle for solo trumpet. Written as a birthday present for his son Maxim, the Second Piano Concerto is light-spirited with a hauntingly beautiful slow movement. With the permission of the composer’s family, Boris Giltburg has arranged the exceptionally dark, deeply personal and powerful String Quartet No. 8, thereby establishing a major Shostakovich solo piano composition.

Pauline Oliveros & American Voices - St. George And The Dragon/In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney (1994)

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Pauline Oliveros & American Voices - St. George And The Dragon/In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney (1994)

Pauline Oliveros & American Voices - St. George And The Dragon/In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | no scans | 257 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb
Genre: contemporary classical, experimental, minimalism

St. George And The Dragon/In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney is a 1994 collaborative album between Pauline Oliveros & American Voices. Released by the Mode label this consists of two compositions. This is a library disc so no scans for this title.

Gabriela Thierry - Moncayo: La Mulata De Cordoba (2006)

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Gabriela Thierry - Moncayo: La Mulata De Cordoba (2006)

Gabriela Thierry - Moncayo: La Mulata De Cordoba (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 35:50 | 158 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Urtext | Catalog: JBCC 122

Before the emergence of Daniel Catan, whose Rappaccini's Daughter (1991) and Florencia en el Amazonas (1996) have had considerable exposure and success, Mexican opera had passed largely under the radar of most opera lovers. Urtext's excellent new recording of La Mulata de Cordoba (1948) by Jose Pablo Moncayo (1912-1958) helps fill in that gap in awareness.

Georges Delerue - Agnes Of God: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985/1993)

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Georges Delerue - Agnes Of God: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985/1993)

Georges Delerue - Agnes Of God: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985/1993)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 157 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 70 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Symphonic | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5368 | 00:30:44

Agnes of God is a 1985 American film starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly, about a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the dead child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist (Fonda) and the mother superior (Bancroft) of the convent clash during the resulting investigation. It was adapted by John Pielmeier from his own play of the same name, and directed by Norman Jewison. The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bancroft), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Tilly) and Best Music, Original Score.

George Lewis - Les Exercices Spirituels (2011)

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George Lewis - Les Exercices Spirituels (2011)

George Lewis - Les Exercices Spirituels (2011)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:01 | 381 MB
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Tzadik | Catalog: 8081

Composer, scholar, computer wizard and trombonist extraordinaire George Lewis is one of the world’s most distinguished musicians, and Les Exercices Spirituels is one of his greatest and most ambitious CDs to date. Featuring three new chamber compositions (two from 2010) performed by three brilliant New Music ensembles the music blends composition, improvisation and electronic processing into a dynamic and compelling new aggregate.

Anna Dennis, William Towers, Nicholas Daniel - Elena Langer: Landscape with Three People (2016)

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Anna Dennis, William Towers, Nicholas Daniel - Elena Langer: Landscape with Three People (2016)

Anna Dennis, William Towers, Nicholas Daniel - Elena Langer: Landscape with Three People (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:57 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMU 907669

The Russian composer Elena Langer, now resident in Britain, draws on influences from her native country (Shostakovich, especially in the chamber orchestration of these songs), from Britain (from Britten to Thomas Adès), and from continental Europe. As a song composer she is able to convey lightness even when dealing with serious material such as the title song cycle setting poems by Lee Harwood (most of the songs on the album are in English). These songs subtly depict love triangles, some of them with both straight and gay elements. Even better are the genuinely playful pieces.

John Barry - King Kong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)

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John Barry - King Kong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)

John Barry - King Kong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 214 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Symphonic | Label: Mask | # MK 702 | Time: 00:40:44

Music Composed and Conducted by John Barry. King Kong is one of Hollywood's most legendary creations, from the groundbreaking 1933 original to the highly anticipated Peter Jackson remake. In 1976 producer Dino De Laurentiis struck box-office gold with his own incarnation of the story, starring Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, and a colossal forty-foot model of Kong. The film was a massive production with ambitious special effects. Scoring the remake of one of the most famous films in Hollywood history was one of the few composers with the clout and talent to forge ahead with his own style: John Barry. The original's Max Steiner had practically invented the film score genre with the project, yet Barry was known for a completely different approach – eschewing "Mickey Mousing" in favor of melody, mood and large-scale symphonic structures.

Wim Mertens - A Man With No Fortune, And With A Name To Come (1986) {Les Disques du Crépuscule 9G0451 CE}

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Wim Mertens - A Man With No Fortune, And With A Name To Come (1986) {Les Disques du Crépuscule 9G0451 CE}

Wim Mertens - A Man With No Fortune, And With A Name To Come (1986) {Les Disques du Crépuscule 9G0451 CE}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 210 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1986, 1991 Les Disques du Crépuscule / Gasa | 9G0451 CE
Classical / Minimalism / Neo-Classical / Contemporary Instrumental

Amazing recording meant to be in any respectable music collection, must have definitively, one of the best composers in this modern age. For many of the fans of Wim Mertens, one of the first things we did upon discovering the Internet was to search for him. I spent years unsuccessfully looking for his CDs in stores and catalogs before going online in 96, and was most gratified to find that I could now acquire them. And I have. His fans in the US are few but fierce, and releases like A Man Of No Fortune, And With A Name To Come, explain that ferocity.

Jonas Kaufmann: Dolce Vita (Jochen Rieder) (2016) [Blu-Ray]

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Jonas Kaufmann: Dolce Vita (Jochen Rieder) (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Jonas Kaufmann: Dolce Vita (Jochen Rieder) (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24500 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 120 min | 33,5 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 7104 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 120 min | 6,85 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Sony | Sub: Italian, English, German, French

Jonas Kaufmann is the biggest opera star in the world & he returns with a brand new album of (x18) favourite Italian songs - his own personal homage to a culture where the influence and beauty of opera are felt far beyond the walls of the opera houses. Features immortal Italian songs such as "Con Te Partiro", "Parla Piu Piana" from THe Godfather, "Catari Catari", Caruso & many more… Jonas recorded the album in Palermo with conductor Asher Fisch and the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, who bring their innate Italian flair to this music.

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001) [Re-Up]

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Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001) [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: Nonesuch | # 79639-2 | Time: 00:47:55

This may be the single most powerful piece of music that the Kronos Quartet has ever recorded, and perhaps that Terry Riley has ever written. This is because Requiem for Adam is so personal, so direct, and experiential. Requiem for Adam was written after the death of Kronos violinist David Harrignton's son. He died, in 1995, at the age of 16, from an aneurysm in his coronary artery. Riley, who is very close to the Harringtons and has a son the same age, has delved deep into the experience of death and resurrection, or, at the very least, transmutation. Requiem for Adam is written in three parts, or movements. The first, "Ascending the Heaven Ladder," is based on a four-note pattern that re-harmonizes itself as it moves up the scale. There are many variations and series based on each of these notes and their changing harmonics, and finally a 5/4 dance as it moves to the highest point on the strings. The drone-like effect is stunning when the listener realizes that the drone is changing shape too, ascending the scale, moving ever upward and taking part in the transmutation of harmony.

Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion: J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla (2011)

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Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion: J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla (2011)

Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion (2011)
J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans ~ 98 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Champs Hill Records | # CHRCD019 | Time: 01:08:28

The winner of numerous international competitions, the brilliant young accordion player Ksenija Sidorova here presents her debut recording; a recital for solo classical accordion. A particularly accomplished artist, Ksenija has collaborated with many leading musicians (including the Belcea Quartet, and Valergy Gergiev with the CBSO), and won numerous awards and accolades. Still an underexploited resource in western classical music, the accordion has had a fast-increasing amount of music written for it since the mid-20th Century. Here, Ksenija Sidrova brings a varied recital featuring some of the best contemporary compositions for the classical accordion, alongside transcriptions of well-known works. No composer has been transcribed more often than Bach; but the accordion - heard here in Bachs Overture in the French Style - brings an advantage that few other instruments can offer; its notes do not die away as soon as they are sounded. This allows an array of colouristic possibilities, denied to other musicians.

John Barry - Until September: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) Remastered Limited Edition 2011

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John Barry - Until September: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) Remastered Limited Edition 2011

John Barry - Until September: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984, RM 2011)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 344 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Kritzerland | # KR 20018-9 | Time: 01:06:51

An American In Paris named Mo misses her flight with her tour group and has become stranded in the City of Light. She meets a debonair French banker named Xavier. Pretty quickly he informs her he’d like to sleep with her despite the fact that he is married. And therein lies the tale of an affair to remember and love conquers all. Directed by Richard Marquand (fresh from directing Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi), the film stars Karen Allen as the spunky Mo Alexander, and Thierry Lhermitte as Xavier, the cocky, suave, rich, and good-looking Frenchman. As the Gershwins wrote, who could ask for anything more? Well, the audiences and critics of 1984, because they just weren’t buying Until September. But eventually, on cable and video, the film found fans, fans that found the love story appealing, and the scenery irresistible. But making the whole thing doubly appealing and irresistible is the gorgeous score by John Barry.

Emil Jonason - Lindberg: The Erratic Dreams of Mr Grönstedt; Golijov: The Dreams & Prayers of Isaac the Blind (2017)

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Emil Jonason - Lindberg: The Erratic Dreams of Mr Grönstedt; Golijov: The Dreams & Prayers of Isaac the Blind (2017)

Emil Jonason - Lindberg: The Erratic Dreams of Mr Grönstedt; Golijov: The Dreams & Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Classical, Contemporary | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 49:51 min | 236 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Selected by ECHO (the European Concert Hall Organisation) as one of its ‘Rising Stars’ of the 2009/10 season, the Swedish clarinettist Emil Jonason has become increasingly visible on the international music scene. For his first disc on the BIS label he has chosen to record a concerto written for him by his compatriot Christian Lindberg, composer, conductor and legendary trombonist. As Lindberg remarks in his own note on the work, the soloist was involved at all stages of the compositional process. But the Erratic Dreams are the composer’s own – as is the figure of Mr Grönstedt, the main character of those dreams, and of the six movements that make up the colourful score.

Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Josep Pons, Benedetto Lupo - Nino Rota: La Strada; Il Gattopardo; Concerto Soiree (2005)

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Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Josep Pons, Benedetto Lupo - Nino Rota: La Strada; Il Gattopardo; Concerto Soiree (2005)

Nino Rota: La Strada; Il Gattopardo; Concerto Soirée (2005)
Benedetto Lupo, piano; Orquesta Ciudad de Granada; Josep Pons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Classical, Film Music | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901864 | 01:04:13

It's great to see the music of Nino Rota getting so much attention. He was a wonderful composer, and the ballet suite from La strada may be his orchestral masterpiece (just a quick note: the French language title identifies this as a suite from the eponymous film; it is in fact the more familiar arrangement of the later ballet). There are now four competitive recordings of this piece, the least interesting of which is on Chandos with the Teatro Massimo orchestra: not bad, but not as well played or recorded as either Muti's slightly stiff version with the excellent La Scala forces, or Atma's brilliant recent release featuring the Greater Montréal Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin. All of the couplings differ in various ways, though Muti also has the dances from Il gattopardo (The Leopard).