Subcategories

Anne Akiko Meyers, Philharmonia Orchestra & Kristjan Järvi - Fantasia (2017)

Posted By: delpotro
Anne Akiko Meyers, Philharmonia Orchestra & Kristjan Järvi - Fantasia (2017)

Anne Akiko Meyers, Philharmonia Orchestra & Kristjan Järvi - Fantasia (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 228 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 Mb | 00:48:09
Classical | Label: Avie Records

Superstar violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is one of today’s most in-demand classical performers. Beloved by audiences around the world, with a reputation for groundbreaking recital programs and important commissions, Fantasia marks her 35th studio album and is one of her most important projects to date.

Marco Blaauw - Hot: Trumpet Solo (2006)

Posted By: Designol
Marco Blaauw - Hot: Trumpet Solo (2006)

Marco Blaauw - Hot: Trumpet Solo (2006)
Gerald Barry - Hanna Kulenti - Valerio Sannicandro - Mauricio Kagel - Luciano Berio - György Ligeti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 119 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BV Haast Records | # CD 0406 | Time: 00:59:22

In his opening remarks, Marco Blaauw admits that only latterly did he enjoy the extrovert tendencies of his instrument – and this recital “shows off” in exemplary fashion. Only Hanna Kulenty’s Brass No 1 is a truly abstract study: the first in a cycle of trumpet-centred pieces that puts the double-bell instrument as thoroughly and as scintillatingly through its paces as any music written from a non-jazz perspective.

Bernstein Celebration: Yugen; The Age of Anxiety; Corybantic Games (2018) [Blu-ray]

Posted By: Vilboa
Bernstein Celebration: Yugen; The Age of Anxiety; Corybantic Games (2018) [Blu-ray]

Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon - Bernstein Celebration: Yugen; The Age of Anxiety; Corybantic Games (2018) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 105 mins + 14 mins (bonus) | 29,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3815 kbps / 24-bit
––––––
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 105 min | 7,31 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernsteins birth with this all-Bernstein collection. The Companys three associate choreographers respond to the varied styles of Bernsteins music in ballets that are lyrical, beautiful, exuberant and moving. Wayne McGregors Yugen is set to Chichester Psalms. In The Age of Anxiety Liam Scarlett responds to Bernsteins eclectic Second Symphony, itself a response to W.H. Auden's poem. Corybantic Games by Christopher Wheeldon responds to the Serenade after Platos Symposium.

John Barry - Chaplin: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Efgrapha
John Barry - Chaplin: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992) [Re-Up]

John Barry - Chaplin: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 214 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 116 Mb | Artwork included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Epic Soundtrax | # EPC 472602 2 | 00:49:33

Even though it relies heavily on film scorer John Barry's by-now formulaic (if no less effective) methodology of fusing his distinctively luxuriant string arrangements with the music of whatever time or locale the score sets out to evoke (in this case, largely the Hollywood of the 1910s and '20s), the composer triumphed once again, garnering his second Academy Award nomination of the 1990s. Perhaps because of the years he spent dues-paying with English pop and jazz combos, Barry gets inside this period jazz and ragtime with both enthusiasm and, more importantly, taste, recalling similar effective efforts on Francis Coppola's The Cotton Club.

John Barry & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Concert (1972) [Remastered 2010] Re-Up

Posted By: Efgrapha
John Barry & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Concert (1972) [Remastered 2010] Re-Up

John Barry & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Concert (1972) [Remastered 2010]
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 267 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 133 Mb | Scans included | 00:52:29
Soundtracks, Symphonic, Contemporary | Label: EmArcy/Universal Music Jazz France | # 532 720 2

Digitally remastered reissue of this long lost recording from the British composer/conductor. Back in 1972, a studio recording was made of the concert John Barry conducted at The Royal Albert Hall, the first symphonic concert of his career. Comprised of his work on six James Bond films to date, the Bond Suite lasts for almost 18 minutes and runs from "Dr. No" to "Diamonds Are Forever", released just one year previous. Along with renditions of his critically acclaimed work "Born Free" and "Midnight Cowboy", the master tapes of this historic concert recorded by Polydor UK were long considered lost, until Stephane Lerouge found them in the archives of Universal! Includes a 16 page booklet featuring a new interview with Barry and stills provided by EON Productions.

Raphael Wallfisch - British Cello Concertos (2016)

Posted By: delpotro
Raphael Wallfisch - British Cello Concertos (2016)

Raphael Wallfisch - British Cello Concertos (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 569 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 331 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:22:52
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This two-album set features British cello concertos from Raphael Wallfisch’s best late-1980s recordings. He has always worked closely with leading British composers of our time and is now regarded as the finest performer of their works for cello. As International Record Review asserted, ‘no British cellist has done more to advocate British composers than Raphael Wallfisch… [His] playing evinces that attention to detail, tonal finesse and understated conviction which has long made him an exponent of new and unfamiliar music.’ Those works are probably among the finest of the twentieth-century British repertoire. The original recordings won enthusiastic reviews, helped by such champions of British composers as Vernon Handley, Norman Del Mar, and Bryden Thomson, here conducting top British orchestras such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and London Philharmonic.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

Posted By: Efgrapha
Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:51:41
Soundtrack, Modern Classical, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2652

A varied soundtrack album that manages to weave in a little variation from the traditional type of motion picture scoring indulged in here by Sakamoto. Part of the reason for the variation is that only twelve of the album's 21 tracks are by Sakamoto – several are source music, others were composed by Richard Horowitz. The diversity thus makes for a more interesting album than might have been had from variations on the main minor-key "Sheltering Sky" theme (presented here in orchestrated and piano-based versions.) It also breaks away from the sound of Sakamoto's recordings, strong material that suffers from a certain digital harshness in the strings. Horowitz' part in this is in stepping away from traditional Western scoring and using Middle Eastern elements for score structures – something that's very effective indeed on "Fever Ride" with its blend of Moroccan and Spanish elements. Where Sakamoto easily sketches panorama with his music, Horowitz sketches in mystery. The local source music, too, adds to this, giving the album a grounding in the real world that completes the overall structure. An excellent album that can easily be recommended for more than just soundtrack aficionados.

Denis Lupachev & Peter Laul - Denizov, Hindemith, Nagovitsyn, Prokofiev: 20th Century Flute Sonatas (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Denis Lupachev & Peter Laul - Denizov, Hindemith, Nagovitsyn, Prokofiev: 20th Century Flute Sonatas (2020)

Denis Lupachev & Peter Laul - Denizov, Hindemith, Nagovitsyn, Prokofiev: 20th Century Flute Sonatas (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:56:00 | 130 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Written over the course of a quarter-century, these four flute works reflect the individual approaches to the flute sonata taken by their composers. Hindemiths aim was to offer new music of buoyancy and brio, tempered by elegiac moments. Prokofievs famous sonata has Classical formal elegance, while the sonatas of Denisov and Nagovitsyn are single movement works that explore the flutes extreme registers, as well as its dynamic contrasts and virtuosic capacities.

Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen, Alexei Lubimov - Valentin Silvestrov: Bagatellen und Serenaden (2007) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen, Alexei Lubimov - Valentin Silvestrov: Bagatellen und Serenaden (2007) [Re-Up]

Valentin Silvestrov - Bagatellen und Serenaden (2007)
Münchener Kammerorchester, conducted by Christoph Poppen; Alexei Lubimov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1988, 476 6178 | Time: 01:14:54

Silvestrov wrote the pieces recorded here, scored for piano solo, string orchestra, and piano and strings, between 1996 and 2005, and they are all representative of his late, meditative, song-like style. After an early career as an experimentalist, Silvestrov embraced the radical simplicity – a style of tonal, melodic, and rhythmic transparency – that has won him many admirers in the general public, but little recognition by the academic community. It would be easy to hear his music as derivative, given the limited tonal palette to which he restricts himself; his apparently naïve and artless approach, however, has an integrity and a genuinely lyrical impulse that make it hard to dismiss.

Nino Rota - Greatest Film Hits (2012) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Posted By: Efgrapha
Nino Rota - Greatest Film Hits (2012) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Nino Rota - Greatest Film Hits (2012) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 1.44 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 702 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Recording Arts AG | # 5X060 | Time: 05:09:55

The greatest film hits of Nino Rota. Including "The Godfather I-II-III", various Fellini films, "Romeo & Juliet", "Death on The Nile" and many others, performed by Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano. Nino Rota was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974).

Quatuor Diotima - American Music: Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, George Crumb (2011)

Posted By: Designol
Quatuor Diotima - American Music: Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, George Crumb (2011)

Quatuor Diotima - American Music: Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, George Crumb (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Naïve | # V 5272 | Time: 01:07:18

For all the agony as to the status of classical music in the modern musical landscape, the three 20th century string quartets on this fine French release can be said to have entered the repertory, with a reach that extends far beyond the U.S. They go quite well together, which is the first point in favor of France's Quatuor Diotima here; both Steve Reich's Different Trains, for string quartet and tape, and George Crumb's Black Angels for electric quartet feature an artificially enhanced string quartet, and even Samuel Barber elected to "enhance" his String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11, by orchestrating its central movement and making it into the famous Adagio for strings. Highly recommended.

Wu Man, Yuri Bashmet - Tan Dun: Pipa Concerto; Toru Takemitsu: Nostalghia; Hikaru Hayashi: Viola Concerto (2008)

Posted By: Designol
Wu Man, Yuri Bashmet - Tan Dun: Pipa Concerto; Toru Takemitsu: Nostalghia; Hikaru Hayashi: Viola Concerto (2008)

Tan Dun: Pipa Concerto; Tōru Takemitsu: Nostalghia; Hikaru Hayashi: Viola Concerto (2008)
Wu Man, pipa; Yuri Bashmet, violin & viola, conductor; Moscow Soloists; Roman Balashov, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | # 4027 | Time: 01:18:02

Tan Dun's Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa (1999) is a reworking of one of his most popular works, Ghost Opera, written for and recorded by the Kronos Quartet. In this version, the composer's characteristic polystylism – which here includes Chinese folk song, Copland-esque Big Sky music, quotations from Bach, and vocalizations by the orchestra – comes across as a jumble, without much of a strong vision holding the disparate elements together. Pipa virtuoso Wu Man, who appeared on the Kronos recording, plays the concerto with energy and delicacy. She's ably accompanied by the Moscow Soloists, led by Yuri Bashmet. The concerto is followed by Takemitsu's Nostalghia (1987) for violin and string orchestra. Its compositional assurance, clarity, subtly nuanced orchestration, and emotional directness make it all the more striking in contrast to the Tan Dun. Here Bashmet is the impassioned soloist, with Roman Balashov conducting with great sensitivity. The three brief excerpts from Takemitsu's film scores are a pleasant stylistic diversion – light, strongly differentiated character pieces.

Philip Glass - Les Enfants Terribles (Children Of The Game) (2005) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Philip Glass - Les Enfants Terribles (Children Of The Game) (2005) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - Les Enfants Terribles (Children Of The Game) (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Label: Orange Mountain Music | # OMM 0019 | Time: 01:31:09
Classical, Minimalism, Opera, Ballet

This low-budget Philip Glass opera, Les enfants Terribles, is based on a novel and play by Jean Cocteau, forming the third ring in Glass' trilogy of works devoted to the elaborate personal mythology of the great French visionary. Foregoing the controversial and dualistic 1949 film of Les enfants Terribles made by Jean-Pierre Melville, Glass decided to realize the visual element through a collaboration with choreographer Susan Marshall, re-creating Cocteau's story as a "dance opera." Les enfants Terribles is the most compelling Glass score beheld in many years.

Piotr Anderszewski at Carnegie Hall: Bach, Schumann, Janáček, Beethoven, Bartók (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Piotr Anderszewski at Carnegie Hall: Bach, Schumann, Janáček, Beethoven, Bartók (2009)

Piotr Anderszewski at Carnegie Hall: Bach, Schumann, Janáček, Beethoven, Bartók (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 281 Mb | Total time: 42:48+41:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | 2672912 | Recorded: 2008

Since his first release for Virgin Classics, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations in 2000, Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski’s has produced a catalogue which ranges from Bach and Mozart, through more Beethoven to Chopin, Szymanowski and Webern, and which includes several prizewinning recordings.

Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Britten: War Requiem (1983)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Britten: War Requiem (1983)

Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Britten: War Requiem (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 85:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | 470348 | Recorded: 1983

Rattle’s performance gives us a fascinating view of a masterpiece – we feel that he has approached the music afresh on its own terms, without being influenced by tradition. He has the advantage, as Britten did not, of a choir and orchestra with the music in their blood, so there need be no concerns on grounds of musical accuracy. His pacing of the work overall is masterly in his projection of the overall structure; the drama of earlier parts of the score such as the Dies Irae is not allowed to overshadow the final cataclysmic climax in the Libera Me, which is devastating in its power. In the Owen setting, “Strange Meeting” which follows is sung with great concentration by both Tear and Allen, emphasising as Britten intended the personal cost of conflict and its futility.