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Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (1996) {Mercury} **[RE-UP]**

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Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (1996) {Mercury} **[RE-UP]**

Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (1996) {Mercury}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 98 mb
Genre: neo-classical, thrash metal, speed metal, heavy metal, classical metal

A Metallica album with no members of Metallica? How about a Metallica tribute album with nothing but cellos? That is what Apocalyptica did in 1996 when they released Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos. No rendition of songs from Metallica's first album, but it does have one from Ride The Lightning, "Creeping Death". Mercury turned these thrash metal dreams into classical reality.

Manitoba CO, Anne Manson, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Symphony No.3 & Suite from 'The Hours' for Piano and Orchestra (2013)

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Manitoba CO, Anne Manson, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Symphony No.3 & Suite from 'The Hours' for Piano and Orchestra (2013)

Philip Glass: Symphony No.3 & Suite from 'The Hours' for Piano and Orchestra (2013)
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra; Anne Manson, conductor; Michael Riesman, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0086 | Time: 00:49:45

In this recording made at Canada's famous Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC in Toronto, conductor and Philip Glass champion Anne Manson leads pianist Michael Riesman and her own Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in a tour de force performance of Glass's Oscar nominated music from The Hours and a virtuosic performance of Glass's Symphony No.3. Riesman, conductor and pianist on the original soundtrack recording of The Hours, was commissioned in 2002 to create a concert piece based on the score. Glass's third symphony was written in 1995 for the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and is one of the composer's most performed and accessible concert works. This recording shows off the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra's versatility, especially in the quick paced second and fourth movements, as well as the ensembles silky interpretation of the many-layered voices of the third movement, all under the precise direction of Manson.

Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021)

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Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021)

Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 175 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 Mb | 00:40:06
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was an American conductor, composer, pianist, music educator, author, and humanitarian. Among the most important conductors of his time, he was also the first American conductor to receive international acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history".

Elina Garanca - Meditation (2014)

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Elina Garanca - Meditation (2014)

Elīna Garanča - Meditation (2014)
with Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Karel Mark Chichon

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans ~ 110 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0021327-02 | Time: 01:11:42
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral, Sacred

Meditation, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca's 2014 release on Deutsche Grammophon, is an album of serene vocal and choral works that express religious feelings with an operatic touch and showcase the Latvian singer's warm and radiant voice. Choosing pieces from the early Baroque era to contemporary works, Garanca presents a soothing program that is consistent in its comforting tone and gentle treatment, though as a purely musical consideration, it tends to flow a bit too evenly and predictably. Insofar as the selections represent the Christian tradition, including settings of the Ave Maria, the Salve Regina, the Sanctus, the Agnus Dei, and the Regina Coeli, the character of the collection admits little variety, except for the general alternation between penitential and quietly ecstatic moods.

SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg - Wolfgang Rihm: Über die Linie II; Coll'Arco (2012)

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SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg - Wolfgang Rihm: Über die Linie II; Coll'Arco (2012)

SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg - Wolfgang Rihm: Über die Linie II; Coll'Arco (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 66:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler | # HAEN93283 | Recorded: 2009, 2010

This is the 6th instalment of Haenssler’s critically acclaimed survey of Rihm’s orchestral music. Wolfgang Rihm celebrates his 60th birthday this year and this release is of two very melodic concertos. The works feature the phenomenally talented siblings Jörg and Carolin Widmann.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Raw Life Osaka (1999) 2CD

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Raw Life Osaka (1999) 2CD

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Raw Life Osaka (1999) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 529 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 286 Mb | Scans included
Experimental, Avant-Garde, Modern Classical | Label: Warner | # WPC6-10054~5 | 01:54:54

Japanese edition of 1999 live album by the seminal Japanese electronic music pioneer in a miniaturized LP sleeve limited to the initial pressing only. The album is a concert performance of his 1999 opera 'Life'. Nine tracks. Each disc comes in a separate, inner protective sleeve.

Sally Whitwell - Mad Rush: Solo Piano Music of Philip Glass (2011) [Re-Up]

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Sally Whitwell - Mad Rush: Solo Piano Music of Philip Glass (2011) [Re-Up]

Sally Whitwell - Mad Rush: Solo Piano Music of Philip Glass (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: ABC Classics | # ABC 476 4469 | Time: 01:01:52

Philip Glass is that rarest of contemporary 'classical' composers - a musician who has revolutionized the way art music is composed and found a massive audience in doing so. As much a pop and cult phenomenon as he is a descendant of Beethoven, Glass' music has been used in classic films like Koyanisqaatsi and…but it's in his music for solo piano that the essence of his art is revealed. In this groundbreaking album from Sydney pianist Sally Whitwell - the first of its kind ever to be recorded in this country - all of Glass' finest solo piano music is represented. In an additional Australian angle, the Stuart piano is used, its crystalline tones ideally suited to Glass' hypnotically beautiful music.

PaTRAM Institute Male Choir & Vladimir Gorbik - More Honourable Than the Cherubim (2021)

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PaTRAM Institute Male Choir & Vladimir Gorbik - More Honourable Than the Cherubim (2021)

PaTRAM Institute Male Choir & Vladimir Gorbik - More Honourable Than the Cherubim (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 276 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:36
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Chandos Records

The Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute strives to present Russian Orthodox choral music in its highest possible form, uniting deep spirituality, a profound love for the rich traditions of Orthodox Christian singing, and an uncompromising standard of musical professionalism rooted in the great traditions of Russian choral composers.

Eleni Karaindrou - Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (Film by Theo Angelopoulos) (2004) [Re-Up]

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Eleni Karaindrou - Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (Film by Theo Angelopoulos) (2004) [Re-Up]

Eleni Karaindrou - Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (Film by Theo Angelopoulos) (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 194 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1885 | Time: 00:44:03
Soundtrack, Score, Contemporary Classical

Film and orchestral music composer Eleni Karaindrou has made a beautiful and moving statement with THE WEEPING MEADOW. A native of Greece, Karaindrou's influences are decidedly European, and within the music, one can hear the stamp of impressionistic composers like Erik Satie, avant garde innovators like Bartok, as well as Greek and Balkan folk forms. Karaindrou's music also traffics in 20th-century minimalism, creating tense, atmospheric spaces that feel empty and dense at once (one of the composer's frequently used motifs involves "patterns" that recall the tingling, polyphonic gestures of Phillip Glass). Although several themes are reprised throughout the album, the combination of ambient textures, folk phrasing (accordions, guitars, and violins figure prominently into several pieces), and lush orchestral work keep the music consistently interesting. The pieces are often set in a minor key, so a somber, melancholic mood prevails yet never feels forced or melodramatic, and the spacious, tasteful arrangements are in keeping with the ECM aesthetic.

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart: Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda: Compositions (1995)

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Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart: Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda: Compositions (1995)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Double Concerto No.10, K. 365
Chick Corea: Fantasy; Friedrich Gulda: Ping Pong (1984/1995)
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Chick Corea, piano; Friedrich Gulda, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 2292-42988-2 | Time: 00:47:09

Believed to have been composed between August 1775 and January 1777, the Concerto In E Flat Major for two pianos technically counts as being the tenth of Mozart's twenty-seven concertos, that huge and prodigious body that would set the standards for all piano concertos from Mozart's time forward. Although it is not performed with the same frequency as his later works (especially the final eight concertos, 20-27), this "Double" piano concerto, believed to have been composed by Mozart for performance by him and his sister Maria Anna ("Nannerl"), is nevertheless a fascinating experiment of Mozart's, one that requires a pair of solid keyboard virtuosos to do (and for the composer's Seventh piano concerto, you needed three soloists).

AdAstra Piano Trio - Alfred Schnittke: Stille Musik (2021)

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AdAstra Piano Trio - Alfred Schnittke: Stille Musik (2021)

AdAstra Piano Trio - Alfred Schnittke: Stille Musik (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:14
Classical | Label: CD Accord

Alfred Schnittke – author of three operas, ten symphonies as well as numerous concert and chamber works – had a complex and confusing identity. He was born in the Russian city of Engels to a mother descended from the Volga Germans (ethnic Germans recruited by Catherine the Great to settle along the Volga River in the 18th century and later deported by Stalin in 1941) and a Frankfurt-born Jewish journalist of half Lithuanian descent.

Arditti Quartet, Claron McFadden - Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios (2014) 3CD Set

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Arditti Quartet, Claron McFadden - Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios (2014) 3CD Set

Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios (2014) 3CD Set
Arditti Quartet; Claron McFadden (soprano)

XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 710 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb | Time: 03:00:31
Classical, Avant-Garde, Chamber | Label: æon | # AECD1335

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary (1974-2014), the Arditti Quartet, one of the most famous groups in contemporary music, has chosen to record, for the second time and this is an occurrence sufficiently rare that it bears emphasizing , the complete string quartets of Brian Ferneyhough. The pieces on these discs immediately weave an auditory spell and well illustrate this composer's brand of complexity, i.e., writing reputed to be unplayable for the instrumentalists but providing a definite pleasure for the listener, caught up in the headiness of a universe without limits or vanishing point. This 3-CD set will not only be one of the indispensable releases of 2014 but also the best way to apprehend the music of a fundamental composer whose intense writing, emancipated heir of Schoenberg, remains radically expressive, chaotic in appearance but sublimated here by the freedom and excellence of the interpretation.

Raffi Besalyan - The Sound of Black and White (2021)

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Raffi Besalyan - The Sound of Black and White (2021)

Raffi Besalyan - The Sound of Black and White (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:12:03 | 187 Mb
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus

This program is a loving tribute to A. Khachaturian, the towering musical figure from my native Armenia and to G. Gershwin, the musical genius from my adopted home, the United States. These two composers are bridged here by the phenomenal pianist/composer and Hollywood superstar, Oscar Levant. Some of the works on the album have been my loyal recital companions since childhood, the others have become such upon my immigration to America as a young adult. The album includes a world premiere recording of Oscar Levant's jazzy Sonatina.

HD Duo - Australian Thais: New Music for Saxophone & Piano (2021)

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HD Duo - Australian Thais: New Music for Saxophone & Piano (2021)

HD Duo - Australian Thais: New Music for Saxophone & Piano (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:42
Classical | Label: Signum Classics

The initial impetus of the ‘Australian Thais’ project came from David Howie’s Thai family connections and the shared interest to explore the connections between the music and people of both countries. This led to collaborations with some of Thailand and Australia’s premiere composers to commission, workshop and produce new music for a cross-cultural exchange aimed at enhancing and strengthening links between the two countries, greatly increasing cultural awareness and understanding through music. This project was made possible by a Sydney University, Conservatorium of Music internal research grant.

Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartet (1991) [Re-Up]

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Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartet (1991) [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutosławski: String Quartet (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 122 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79255-2 | Time: 00:23:57

For this Elektra/Nonesuch release, the Kronos Quartet interprets Witold Lutoslawski's 1964 String Quartet, an uncommonly difficult piece since the four musicians are commanded to play their parts ad lib, as if they were alone. Lutoslawski was influenced by the random procedures of John Cage, but he also wished to maintain dramatic structure, so string quartet includes rigidity in time measures. The balance between freedom and structure provides for a surprisingly appealing recording.