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Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet - Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet (2019)

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Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet - Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet (2019)

Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet - Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 217 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:50:21
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

On the 35th anniversary of Sinfonia Varsovia, concert masters and leaders of the orchestra's string section make their phonographic debut as the Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet. On the CD they present their intimate, more intimate musical face: from the spectacular String Quartet No. 8 op. 110 by Dmitri Szostakowicz, through the music of Polish artists of the 20th century - Five folk melodies by Witold Lutosławski and Votive Roxanna Panufnik in the version for string quintet, after Quintetto per archi by Krzysztof Penderecki, artistic director of the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra.

Wiek Hijmans - Classic Electric (2004) {X-OR CD 018}

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Wiek Hijmans - Classic Electric (2004) {X-OR CD 018}

Wiek Hijmans - Classic Electric (2004) {X-OR CD 018}
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© 2003 X-OR Records | CD 018
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Avant-Garde / Electric Guitar

Wiek Hijmans (1967) has played the electric guitar since the age of eleven. His interest in both classical and popular music instilled a lifelong passion in him for integrating the electric guitar in classical music. Hijmans has been featured at the Holland Festivals Night of the electric guitar, and at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, as ‘the specialist in contemporary composed music for electric guitar’. Hijmans holds a Performing Musician’s Diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he studied with David Starobin.

S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016) [Re-Up]

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S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016) [Re-Up]

S.E.M. Ensemble - Julius Eastman: Femenine (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 451 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: frozen reeds | # fr6 | Time: 01:12:35

This is the première release of Julius Eastman’s Femenine, for chamber ensemble. It is also the work’s only known recording, documenting a 1974 performance by the S.E.M. Ensemble (with the composer on piano) which has lain unheard for decades. The music of Julius Eastman (1940-1990) is enjoying an on-going period of rediscovery. Known best in the past for his work with figures like Peter Maxwell Davies, Arthur Russell and Meredith Monk, today his own formidable compositions draw increasing admiration. Joyous, insistent, and immersive, Femenine bathes the listener in surges of tonal colour from intertwining winds, piano, violin, pitched percussion, synthesizer and – uniquely – the composer’s own invention of mechanised sleigh bells, which provide the 72-minute piece with its characteristic pulse. Illuminating sleeve notes are provided by composer and author Mary Jane Leach, who is co-editor of Gay Guerrilla, the recently released collection of essays on Eastman’s life and music.

The Maya Beiser / Steven Schick Project - Caught by the Sky with Wire (2000) {OODiscs oo67}

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The Maya Beiser / Steven Schick Project - Caught by the Sky with Wire (2000) {OODiscs oo67}

The Maya Beiser / Steven Schick Project - Caught by the Sky with Wire (2000) {OODiscs oo67}
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© 2000 OODiscs | oo67
Classical / Modern Classical / Sound Art / Chamber Music / Cello / Percussion

This talented multi-instrumentalist duo play originally commissioned works influenced by several world music styles. Gada Vina African is a charming and melodious piece for marimba, shaker, a plucked string, and a violin. Nick Didkovsky's suite, Caught by the Sky with Wire, opens with The Dance, featuring angular rhythms and an emotive violin solo with sighs and shakes. Hugging Himself for Days and Never Getting An Answer is a mournful, low string solo played rubato. Those With the Longest Shadows is a brief interlude for a gamelan instrument.

Stephen Hough's Dream Album: Isserlis, Minkus, Liszt, Albéniz, Ponce, Sibelius, Chaminade, Coates, Dvorák, Elgar, Mompou (2018)

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Stephen Hough's Dream Album: Isserlis, Minkus, Liszt, Albéniz, Ponce, Sibelius, Chaminade, Coates, Dvorák, Elgar, Mompou (2018)

Stephen Hough's Dream Album: Isserlis, Minkus, Liszt, Albéniz, Ponce, Sibelius, Chaminade, Coates, Dvorák, Elgar, Mompou (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 215 Mb | Total time: 80:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68176 | Recorded: 2016

It is seldom these graceful, delightful pieces have such consummate musicianship lavished upon them. Few pianists today besides Stephen Hough could devise such a recital featuring his own compositions beside works by Liszt, Sibelius, Elgar, Mompou and many more. Such stuff is what dreams are made of.

Thomas Demenga, Thomas Larcher, Teodoro Anzellotti - Chonguri (2006)

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Thomas Demenga, Thomas Larcher, Teodoro Anzellotti - Chonguri (2006)

Thomas Demenga, Thomas Larcher, Teodoro Anzellotti - Chonguri (2006)
Works by J.S. Bach, Gaspar Cassadó, Frédéric Chopin, Gabriel Fauré
Anton Webern, Franz Liszt, Sulkhan Tsintsadze

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Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1914, 476 3022 | Time: 00:56:53

Chonguri is the name of the traditional long neck lute from Georgia which inspired Georgian composer and cellist Sulkhan Tsinzadze to write an atmospheric all-pizzicato piece. Its exotic plucked sound marks the eastern starting point of a journey that alights on many European places before finishing off with an equally evocative scene from New York composed by Demenga himself. The Swiss cellist revitalizes the 19th century practice of arranging diverse music for one's own instrument, thus adopting two Chopin Nocturnes and four Bach Chorales (in Demenga's own transcriptions) for this CD recital. Demenga's panorama of poetic miniatures, with Webern's two sets of Kleine Stücke at its centre, features a mix of popular and more abstract musical idioms, blending humour and nostalgia in an entertaining programme.

Paul Giger / Marie-Louise Dähler - Towards Silence (2007) {ECM 2014}

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Paul Giger / Marie-Louise Dähler - Towards Silence (2007) {ECM 2014}

Paul Giger / Marie-Louise Dähler - Towards Silence (2007) {ECM 2014}
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Genre: Classical, Baroque, Contemporary

Together and separately these Swiss musicians, violinist Paul Giger and harpsichordist Marie-Louise Dähler present a symbiosis of old and new music that spans Bach, pulsating improvisation and strikingly original compositions. In all, a journey through musical and personal history which also, in “Bombay II”, reflects upon Giger’s years traveling in Asia. A sixth remarkable ECM album from Giger, a distinguished label debut for Dähler, and an important New Series release.

John Cage - As It Is (2012) {ECM 2268}

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John Cage - As It Is (2012) {ECM 2268}

John Cage - As It Is (2012) {ECM 2268}
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Genre: Classical, Contemporary

A fresh approach to one of contemporary composition’s most iconoclastic and inventive figures, issued on the occasion of John Cage’s 100th birthday. Early Cage is the subject here, strikingly original songs and piano pieces from the 1930s and 1940s. Songs in which Cage sets words by writers whose vision was as independent as his own – James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, E. E. Cummings. As Paul Griffiths writes, “The music exists in singing that has a raw, living edge, and it exists in piano tone that can be utterly simple and utterly remarkable. There is also a third presence that of the producer, bringing forward the extraordinary resonances that come from Lubimov’s piano, with preparation or without.”

Ludovico Einaudi - Doctor Zhivago [Original TV Soundtrack] (2002) (Repost)

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Ludovico Einaudi - Doctor Zhivago [Original TV Soundtrack] (2002) (Repost)

Ludovico Einaudi - Doctor Zhivago [Original TV Soundtrack] (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:48 | 241 MB
Genre: Classical, Neo-Classical, Score | Label: Universal | Catalog: 472802

Maurice Jarre's score to David Lean's 1965 big-screen adaptation of Boris Pasternak's classic novel Doctor Zhivago remains one of the most memorable soundtracks in postwar Hollywood history – scoring a 2002 British television miniseries remake would seem a thankless task at best and a fool's errand at worst, but Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi's Doctor Zhivago is as breathtaking as Jarre's original, yet cut from a very different cloth.

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Vol. 1 - Piano Works and Transcriptions (2015)

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Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Vol. 1 - Piano Works and Transcriptions (2015)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Vol. 1 - Piano Works and Transcriptions (2015)
Opening; Orphee Suite (arr. P. Barnes for piano); Dreaming Awake; How Now

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 26 Mb
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | # GP677 | Time: 01:18:58

Philip Glass has made an immense and stylistically wide-ranging contribution to piano repertoire. The Orphée Suite, a transcription of excerpts from the first opera in Glass’ Cocteau Trilogy, is one of his most distinctive piano pieces, blending virtuosity and melodic richness. In contrast, the hypnotic How Now is structurally influenced by Indian ragas and gamelan music, whilst Dreaming Awake contains one of the most powerful climaxes in all Glass’ works. Performed by Nicolas Horvath, a Scriabin Competition first prizewinner, this is the first release in the complete Glass solo piano edition which will include many premières.

Patricia Petibon - Les Fantaisies de Patricia Petibon (2004)

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Patricia Petibon - Les Fantaisies de Patricia Petibon (2004)

Patricia Petibon - Les Fantaisies de Patricia Petibon (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:29 | 349 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato Disques | Catalog: 7243 62294 2 6

Patricia Petibon is equally at home in the music of Rameau and Caldara as she is in the humorous works of Bernstein. One of the more exciting singers of the day, this recording gives us a new insight into her huge talent. The recitals of this witty and talented French soprano have received great acclaim around the world. This new compilation serves as a great introduction to her unique talent and also demonstrates her great versatility. For versatility alone this collection is worth adding to the library - and that saying nothing about the aplomb she uses to carry off these pieces.

Leila Pfister - First Performance III: Zimmerlin - Mehr als elf (2014)

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Leila Pfister - First Performance III: Zimmerlin - Mehr als elf (2014)

Leila Pfister - First Performance III : Zimmerlin - Mehr als elf (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:17:16 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Bonitz Music Network | Catalog: 20144

Eine Frau steht auf dem Balkon und beobachtet das Geschehen auf einem Platz an einem See in städtischer Umgebung; sie fängt mit ihren Blicken die unterschiedlichen Facetten der Szenerie ein, kommentiert sie, macht sich mitunter Notizen und lässt dabei ein Bild der Ereignisse in unserem Kopf entstehen. So ließe sich stark verkürzt der Inhalt von Alfred Zimmerlins Kammeroper Mehr als elf (2013/14) umreißen: «Commedia» nennt der Komponist sein in die Abschnitte «Morgen», «Mittag» und «Abend» geteiltes Stück für Solostimme und verweist damit auf den Horizont, der hier textlich wie musikalisch abgesteckt wird.

Karol Szymanowski & Pawel Szymanski - Kwartet Akademos (2007) {Polskie Radio Katowice PRKCD 084}

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Karol Szymanowski & Pawel Szymanski - Kwartet Akademos (2007) {Polskie Radio Katowice PRKCD 084}

Karol Szymanowski & Paweł Szymański - Kwartet Akademos (2007) {Polskie Radio Katowice PRKCD 084}
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© 2007 Polskie Radio Katowice | PRKCD 084
Classical / Contemporary Classical / String Quartet

Kwartet Akademos was founded in 1997. The team members improved their skills at post-graduate studies: Anna Szabelka at the Music Academy in Warsaw in the class of prof. Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, while the other members of the quartet at the Music Academy in Katowice in the chamber music class of Marek Mos. In 2007, he was invited to Carnegie Hall in New York for the "The ESQ Workshop: Beethoven Quartets" course, which was led by members of The Emerson String Quartet.

Signal, Brad Lubman, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)

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Signal, Brad Lubman, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)

Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)
Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman; Michael Riesman, keyboards

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # OMM0073 | Time: 01:04:35

30 years after Philip Glass’ debut record the new music ensemble Signal asked Philip Glass Ensemble music director Michael Riesman to arrange the classic album “Glassworks” for live performance. The concert took place at the New York venue, Poisson Lubman in April 2010. This CD features a new recording of the entire score, paired with a riveting performance of “Music in Similar Motion”.

Eleni Karaindrou - Mousiki gia tainies (Music for Films) (2001) {5CD Box Set Minos-EMI 724353775223}

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Eleni Karaindrou - Mousiki gia tainies (Music for Films) (2001) {5CD Box Set Minos-EMI 724353775223}

Eleni Karaindrou - Mousiki gia tainies (Music for Films) (2001) {5CD Box Set Minos-EMI 724353775223}
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© 2001 Minos / EMI | 724353775223
Stage & Screen / Classical / Film Music / Jazz / Soundtracks / World Music

Once we are aware that certain music has been written for film, it’s easy to wax poetic about said music’s visual associations. Yet I believe that one needn’t be aware of Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou’s filmic motivations in order to feel it in the same way, for hers imagines, recites, and sings the lament of a zeitgeist in decay. Karaindrou’s themes are potent yet familiar, even (if not especially) to those who’ve never heard them before. Brimming with tragedy and triumph alike, this is music not only for the fictional, but also for real strangers crossing paths in a world of mist and shadows.