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Frederick Ashton, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Miyako Yoshida, Edward Watson - Henze: Ondine (2010) [Blu-ray]

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Frederick Ashton, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Miyako Yoshida, Edward Watson - Henze: Ondine (2010) [Blu-ray]

Henze - Ondine (Frederick Ashton, Miyako Yoshida, Edward Watson) (2010)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 103 min | 34,1 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 103 min | 5,57 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE

Miyako Yoshida dances the title role originally created for Margot Fonteyn in the hauntingly beautiful underwater world of Ondine, vividly brought to life by The Royal Ballet. Frederick Ashton's shimmering choreography, Lila de Nobili's impressionistic designs and Hans Werner Henze's specially commissioned, vibrant and inventive score, memorably combine to evoke the many moods and colours of the sea.

Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Repost]

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Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Carol Robinson, Quatuor Diotima & Soloists - Morton Feldman: Late Works with Clarinet (2003)

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Carol Robinson, Quatuor Diotima & Soloists - Morton Feldman: Late Works with Clarinet (2003)

Carol Robinson, Quatuor Diotima & Soloists - Morton Feldman: Late Works with Clarinet (2003)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:29 | 228 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Mode | Catalog: mode 119

One of the characteristics of Morton Feldman's music is the way silences are thrown into stark relief. Each silence - freighted with memory, charged with expectation - becomes a unique presence in the music more than merely an absence of it. Though his silences are measured in units of time, they also contain an intimation of infinity. The music of the "classical" tradition slows down, speeds up, layers and otherwise manipulates time. Of the other arts, only cinema plays with our temporal perception to a greater degree.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:45 | 280 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: OD 0950

This recording contains Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Third Piano Concerto "Gift of Dreams" (1998), featuring Vladimir Ashkenazy as soloist and conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Ashkenazy commissioned this work as a concerto which he could conduct while playing the solo part. Having performed the world première, he here delivers the concerto’s first recording.

Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)

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Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)

Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:42 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95094

This young guitarists debut album is the perfect introduction to his artistry, showcasing as it does four leading 20th-century composers of guitar music Antonio José Palacios, Alberto Ginastera, Antonio Lauro and Julio Gentil Montaña composers who in turn represent four different countries and four styles of music that differ widely both aesthetically and in terms of the traditions from which they spring. Among the most promising Spanish composers of his generation, Antonio José was acclaimed by Ravel and counted Lorca and Dali among his associates, but like Lorca, he was executed by a Falangist firing squad during the Spanish Civil War.

Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Hiroshi Wakasugi - Toru Takemitsu, Orchestral Works II: Gemeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)

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Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Hiroshi Wakasugi - Toru Takemitsu, Orchestral Works II: Gemeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works II: Gémeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Hiroshi Wakasugi, Ryusuke Numajiri
Masashi Honma, oboe; Christian Lindberg, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Classical, Contemporaty | Label: Denon | # CO-78944 | Time: 00:59:52

"Gemeaux" (1971-1986) is one of Takemitsu's grandest works in terms of musical arc, scoring and length of gestation. It is written for two orchestras with two conductors, and with solo trombone at one orchestra and solo oboe at the other. As half of it was written during Takemitsu's "modernist apogee" of the turn of the '70s, we find a host of extended techniques, and at one point the soloists even speak through the mouthpieces of their instruments. As the other half of the work belongs to Takemitsu's late period, we find a successful of elegant self-contained gestures, his musical "gardens". The synthesis of two creative periods, however, makes for a piece singular in its impact in Takemitsu's oeuvre.

Stephan Micus - Desert Poems (2001) [Re-Up]

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Stephan Micus - Desert Poems (2001) [Re-Up]

Stephan Micus - Desert Poems (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
World Fusion, Neo-Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM 1757, 159 739-2 | 00:47:23

Desert Poems both consolidates and expands Stephan Micus's solo quest to fashion a music of archetypal, world-ranging import: music–often modal in nature–which would be both as old as the proverbial hills, yet as fresh as tomorrow. If you've followed this multi-instrumentalist's musical odyssey of the past 30-or-so years (this is something like his 15th solo project) you probably won't need any encouragement to buy an album that finds Micus's mastery of such instruments as the sarangi, nay, shakahuchi, steel drum and humble flower pot enhanced by a range of solo and polyphonic vocals. His pan-global sources are filtered to create a somewhat sombre, strongly devotional sense of the deeper rhythms of life to which music may awaken us. Apart from the vocalising on pieces like "Contessa Entellina", standout tracks include the solo shakuhachi feature "First Snow" and an instrumental reworking of "Shen Khar Venakhi", a masterpiece of old Georgian polyphony.

Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)

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Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)

Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:51 | 319 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559794902

On their 2000 release, the Kronos Quartet has appeared with an album worthy of their name. On Caravan, the quartet uses songs from the world round, with all of them rearranged as needed to fit a string quartet. There are compositions from Yugoslavia ("Pannonia Boundless"), Portugal ("Cancao Verdes Anos" and "Romance No. 1"), India ("Aaj Ki Raat"), Mexico ("La Muerte Chiquita"), Turkey ("Turceasca"), Romania, Hungary, Iran, Lebanon, and Argentina. There are guest artists left and right on the album: Hindustani tabla great Zakir Hussain aids on the Bollywood work "Aaj Ki Raat" (Tonight's the Night).

Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)

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Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)

Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:00 | 302 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559791632

This album features the original version of "White Man Sleeps," written in 1982, and "Mbira" from 1980. If you think landmark European 17th/18th century baroque instruments and African musical structures are irreconcilable opposites and you are open enough to change your mind, this is the album for you. These pieces of Kevin Volans belong indeed to the most exciting developments in contemporary music. "White Man Sleeps" features harpsichords and a viola da gamba in African tuning and conventional (non-African) percussion, and "Mbira" is played on percussion and harpsichord.

The Zoo Duet - Michael Nyman: Music For Two Pianos (2004) [Repost]

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The Zoo Duet - Michael Nyman: Music For Two Pianos (2004) [Repost]

The Zoo Duet - Michael Nyman: Music For Two Pianos (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD506 | 00:56:40

Released shortly after the composer's 60th birthday, this album from The Zoo Duet presents works that deserve to be better known. Taking a line for a second walk is vintage Nyman, conceived originally as an orchestral work for Houston Ballet in 1966 and transcribed for two amplified pianos without any loss of its hypnotic intensity. Water Dances began life as music for Peter Greenaway's film Making A Splash and receives its premiere recording in its five-movement form on this disc. (Music Week)

Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

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Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Arnold Schoenberg, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, György Kurtág
Iannis Xenakis, Harrison Birtwistle, Gérard Grisey, Hugues Dufourt, Brian Ferneyhough
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre National de France; Ensemble InterContemporain
New Swingle Singers, Heinz Holliger, Régis Pasquier, André Trouttet, Sophie Cherrier
Choeur John Alldis, Adrienne Csengery, Marta Fabian, Istvan Matuz

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 681 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-98496-2 | Time: 04:57:24

Collecting five CDs for about the price of three, this set of Boulez recordings is without parallel among the conductor's new-music releases. Imagine getting Boulez's celebrated single CD of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia and Eindrücke and his equally impressive single CD of Arnold Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande and Variations for Orchestra, bundled with four pivotal Elliott Carter works, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's electrifying …AGM…, Gérard Grisey's Modulations, Iannis Xenakis's Jalons, Hugues Dufourt's Antiphysis, and Brian Ferneyhough's Funerailles, and you have an idea how far this set stretches.

Gunther Rost, Tine Thing Helseth, Babette Haag - Petr Eben: Okna; Landscapes of Patmos; Organ Concerto No.2 (2012)

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Gunther Rost, Tine Thing Helseth, Babette Haag - Petr Eben: Okna; Landscapes of Patmos; Organ Concerto No.2 (2012)

Petr Eben: Okna; Landscapes of Patmos; Organ Concerto No.2 (2012)
Gunther Rost, organ; Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet; Babette Haag, percussion
Bamberger Symphoniker; Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie; Gabriel Feltz, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Oehms Classics | # OC 420 | Time: 01:14:16

Petr Eben (1929-2007) is considered to be one of the Czech Republic‘s leading contemporary composers. His organ compositions explore new territory in regard to playing techniques, sound and subject matter. His goal is to convey a message to listeners, e.g. through commentaries or – as in his Second Organ Concerto – by prefixing his scores with a motto. Formal clarity and understandability are a „must“ for him. His music is characterized by free tonality that always includes tonal sections. Gunther Rost was able to win two prominent guest musicians for this CD: Tine Ting Helseth (trumpet) and Babette Haag (percussion).

Gyorgy Ligeti - Double Concerto, San Francisco Polyphony, etc. (1987) {BIS-CD-53}

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Gyorgy Ligeti - Double Concerto, San Francisco Polyphony, etc. (1987) {BIS-CD-53}

György Ligeti - Double Concerto, San Francisco Polyphony, etc. (1987) {BIS-CD-53}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 373 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 175 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974-87, 1987 Grammofon AB BIS | BIS-CD-53
Classical / Chamber Music / Concerto / Modern Classical / Modern Composition

In 1961, the young Hungarian composer György Ligeti did a pretty amazing thing: he wrote a piece called Atmospheres, in which almost nothing happens, extremely slowly. The European avant-garde was still obsessed with quantifying musical parameters, with crystallizing pitch, duration, timbre, and register into rigid regions, radiating with speed and hardness – and then Ligeti cast out this massive orchestral goo, the enemy of all geometries, devoid of contours and as slow and gaseous as a trip through Saturn. A paean to all mysterious and intangible, Atmospheres initialized both a brilliant swerve from the music of its time, and a kind of life-journey for Ligeti's own incipient voice: a musical vision on the verge of disintegration, inventively trying to put itself back together, to re-integrate.

Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets: Philip Glass, Bernard Herrmann, George Antheil, Ralph Evans (2008)

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Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets: Philip Glass, Bernard Herrmann, George Antheil, Ralph Evans (2008)

Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets (2008)
Philip Glass - Bernard Herrmann - George Antheil - Ralph Evans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber | Label: Naxos | # 8.559354 | Time: 01:02:25

This recording gathers four string quartets by American composers who are widely divergent in style and manner, and who have made a distinctive and personal contribution to this endlessly re-inventive format. Ralph Evans is more familiar as a performer than composer. Finally completed in 1995, his First String Quartet is written in a non-derivative style, with tuneful melodies, lively counterpoint and piquant harmonies. Philip Glass has completed five mature quartets, his Second Quartet deriving from a theatrical presentation of Samuel Beckett’s prose poem Company. The self-styled ‘bad boy of American music’, George Antheil wrote three string quartets, the third of which is permeated by a folk-music ambience. Best remembered for his film scores, Bernard Herrmann had not released a concert work for 25 years when he wrote Echoes. Its title applies to the thematic connections unobtrusively linking the ten sections of this one-movement piece.

Les Percussions de Strasbourg - Hugues Dufourt: Burning Bright (2016)

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Les Percussions de Strasbourg - Hugues Dufourt: Burning Bright (2016)

Les Percussions de Strasbourg - Hugues Dufourt: Burning Bright
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 64:19 min | 295 MB
Label: Les Percussions De Strasbourg – PDS116BB | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016
Contemporary Classical

Written to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the percussion ensemble Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Burning Bright borrows its title from William Blake’s famous poem The Tyger, published in 1794.