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Orchestre National de Lyon, David Robertson - Steve Reich: Different Trains, Triple Quartet, The Four Sections (2004) [Re-Up]

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Orchestre National de Lyon, David Robertson - Steve Reich: Different Trains, Triple Quartet, The Four Sections (2004) [Re-Up]

Steve Reich: Different Trains, Triple Quartet, The Four Sections (2004)
Orchestre National de Lyon, conducted by David Robertson

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Naïve | # MO 782167 | Time: 01:05:01

There’s something special about this version of Different Trains. It’s the one commissioned by Wolfgang Sawallisch and David Robertson and their respective orchestras (Philadelphia and Lyon) in 2001 for string orchestra, and it impresses immediately by the richness of its vastly expanded sound palette. Though it may be heresy to say so, I never found the original string quartet version entirely convincing. This recording shows why: inside that frenetic chamber work was a much larger piece trying to get out, and here it is, fully realised, as it were, in glorious technicolor.

Simon Höfele & Elisabeth Brauß - New Standards (2021)

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Simon Höfele & Elisabeth Brauß - New Standards (2021)

Simon Höfele & Elisabeth Brauß - New Standards (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 181 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | 01:03:20
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics

One is inclined to speak of “soulmates” after hearing Simon Höfele and Elisabeth Brauss play as a duo and after getting to know them both personally. It is like two people connecting with one another in music and in conversation when they either know each other very well or have forged a special bond for some other reason. The latter is sure to be true – this album is their first joint recording venture, and they have not been working together for very long either.

Michel Legrand - Summer Of '42: Original Motion Picture Score (1971) CD release 2005 [Re-Up]

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Michel Legrand - Summer Of '42: Original Motion Picture Score (1971) CD release 2005 [Re-Up]

Michel Legrand - Summer Of '42: Original Motion Picture Score (1971) CD release 2005
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 265 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: DRG Records | # DRGCD19076 | Time: 00:36:14

First time on CD. Composed & Conduted by the legendary Legrand including his "Picasso Suite". This nostalgic coming-into-manhood fantasy features a gorgeous Oscar-winning score by Michel Legrand ("Yentl", "The Thomas Crown Affair"). Director Robert Mulligan (To Kill a Mockingbird) evokes the period with double-dip ice cream cones, paddleball, saddle shoes, packages of Fels Naptha and the mist of memory in which the hero's thoughts are enwrapped. Herman Raucher's screenplay is a discerning and appreciative translation of one boy's trip along a trajectory of psychological and sexual change.

Junichi Hirokami, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra & Kiyotaka Noda - Otaka: Piano Concerto & Symphony "Au-delà du temps" (2021)

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Junichi Hirokami, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra & Kiyotaka Noda - Otaka: Piano Concerto & Symphony "Au-delà du temps" (2021)

Junichi Hirokami, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra & Kiyotaka Noda - Otaka: Piano Concerto & Symphony "Au-delà du temps" (Live) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:59
Classical | Label: Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

For a long time it has been a dream for me to compose a piano concerto, so I am grateful for this opportunity given by the Japan Philharmonic Commission Series. ( “Japan Phil Series”) In composing this work, I tried to explore what the piano concerto can mean in this day and age, and the diverse colours I can bring out of the piano. In terms of the relationship between the piano and orchestra, I aimed to create a variety of dynamics: sometimes in harmony, sometimes in dialogue, and at times against each other. The work consists of three movements. Most of the main elements that form this concerto appear in the first movement and are developed. The second movement begins with a dialogue between the clarinet and piano, and a brief cadenza is placed in the second half. The third movement is a toccata-like finale in fast quintuple time. Just before the final section, the second movement cadenza reappears, leading into the coda.

Curtis K. Hughes - Tulpa (2021)

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Curtis K. Hughes - Tulpa (2021)

Curtis K. Hughes - Tulpa (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:34
Classical | Label: New Focus Recordings

Curtis K. Hughes' "Tulpa" is a collection of his rhythmically incisive music heard in solo, duo, and ensemble settings, culminating in the title work for ten players and guest soprano, which is inspired by the TV series Twin Peaks and the writings of Marcel Proust. The Boston-based Hughes writes from a deep collaborative connection with his performers, crafting pieces that balance harmonic adventure with stylistic diversity, and political subtext with sardonic humor.

Anthony Flint & Clélia Iruzun - Treasures from the New World, Vol. 2 (2021)

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Anthony Flint & Clélia Iruzun - Treasures from the New World, Vol. 2 (2021)

Anthony Flint & Clélia Iruzun - Treasures from the New World, Vol. 2 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 306 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:37
Classical | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM RECORDINGS is pleased to announce the return of pianist Clélia Iruzun and the label debut of violinist Anthony Flint with Treasures from the New World, Volume 2, a revelatory compendium of sonatas and duets by five Brazilian composers who defined the sound and soul of modern Latin American music.

Art Deco Trio, Iain Farrington, Kyle Horch, Peter Sparks - Gershwinicity (2021)

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Art Deco Trio, Iain Farrington, Kyle Horch, Peter Sparks - Gershwinicity (2021)

Art Deco Trio, Iain Farrington, Kyle Horch, Peter Sparks - Gershwinicity (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 233 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:00
Classical, Jazz | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM RECORDINGS is delighted to announce the debut recording of composer-pianist Iain Farrington’s Art Deco Trio, featuring 15 new instrumental arrangements blending classical and jazz influences of songs by George Gershwin.

Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge & Glen Dempsey - Magnificat 2 (2021)

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Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge & Glen Dempsey - Magnificat 2 (2021)

Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge & Glen Dempsey - Magnificat 2 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 286 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:20
Classical, Choral | Label: Signum Classics

Andrew Nethsingha and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge release the second volume in the highly praised ‘Magnificat’ series, presenting nine settings of the Evening Canticles by celebrated Organist-Composers, written between 1932 and 1952 and non-church musicians from 1974-1989.

Pierre Henry - Polyphonies (2017) {12CD Set, Decca ‎4814504}

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Pierre Henry - Polyphonies (2017) {12CD Set, Decca ‎4814504}

Pierre Henry - Polyphonies (2017) {12CD Set, Decca ‎4814504}
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© 2017 Decca Records / Radio France / Universal Music France | 4814504
Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Classical / Experimental Electronic / Musique Concrète

This is a massive testament to the one of the most innovative and influential bodies of work in 20th century music. Pierre Henry (who died in 2017 at the age of 89) was one of the pioneers of musique concrète. His work and ideas resonate through the spectrum of electronic music, from tape collage to the theme from animated series Futurama (which was based on his track Psyché Rock). This artist-compiled 12-disc box samples his output from the 1950 collaboration with Pierre Schaeffer, Symphonie Pour Un Homme Seul, to some of his final works, with nine pieces seeing their first release. Contains an 112-page booklet with extensive notes with artwork displaying Henry’s “concrete paintings”.

Horacio Vaggione - Musique Pour Piano et Électroacoustique (1995) {Mnémosyne Musique Média LDC 278 1102}

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Horacio Vaggione - Musique Pour Piano et Électroacoustique (1995) {Mnémosyne Musique Média LDC 278 1102}

Horacio Vaggione - Musique Pour Piano et Électroacoustique (1995) {Mnémosyne Musique Média LDC 278 1102}
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© 1995 Mnémosyne Musique Média | LDC 278 1102
Classical / Electroacoustic / Contemporary Classical / Solo Piano

Horacio Vaggione has been integrating computers to his approach to composition since the 1970s. His body of work includes electroacoustic pieces, mixed pieces, and instrumental music. Born in 1943 in Argentina, Vaggione has been residing in France since 1978. He studied piano with Ornella Ballestreri and composition at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina, 1959-62) and in Buenos Aires (Argentina) with Juan Carlos Paz. He holds a PhD in musicology from Université Paris 8 (France, 1983), where he worked under Daniel Charles.

Arnold Schoenberg - Chamber Music - Arditti String Quartet (1995) {2CD Set, Auvidis--Montaigne MO782025}

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Arnold Schoenberg - Chamber Music - Arditti String Quartet (1995) {2CD Set, Auvidis--Montaigne MO782025}

Arnold Schoenberg - Chamber Music - Arditti String Quartet (1995) {2CD Set, Auvidis–Montaigne MO782025}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 583 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 317 Mb
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© 1995 Auvidis / Montaigne | MO 782025
Classical / Modern Classical / Avant-Garde / Chamber Music

Arnold Schoenberg exercised very considerable influence over the course of music in the 20th century. This was particularly through his development and promulgation of compositional theories in which unity in a work is provided by the use of a determined series, usually consisting of the 12 possible different semitones, their order also inverted or taken in retrograde form and in transposed versions.

Pierre Henry - Galaxie Pierre Henry (2021) {Decca Records France rec 1958-2017}

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Pierre Henry - Galaxie Pierre Henry (2021) {Decca Records France rec 1958-2017}

Pierre Henry - Galaxie Pierre Henry (2021) {Decca Records France rec 1958-2017}
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© 2021 Decca Records France / Universal Music | 4855652
Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Classical / Experimental Electronic / Musique Concrète

‘Galaxie Pierre Henry’ features landmark and previously unreleased compositions by one of the 20th Century’s most influential composers. Galaxie Pierre Henry, a new 13CD box set and eAlbum featuring compositions by musique concrète pioneer and one of the 20th Century’s most influential composers Pierre Henry, is out now. The new anthology includes a selection of 33 works composed between 1958 and 2017, a third of them released for the first time. Galaxie Pierre Henry compliments the 12 CD box set Polyphonies, released in 2017, and together they present a comprehensive anthology of Pierre Henry’s work.

Pierre Schaeffer - Solfege de l'objet sonore (1967) {3CD Set, Ina-GRM ina c 2010/11/12 rel 2005}

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Pierre Schaeffer - Solfege de l'objet sonore (1967) {3CD Set, Ina-GRM ina c 2010/11/12 rel 2005}

Pierre Schaeffer - Solfège de l'objet sonore (1967) {3CD Set, Ina-GRM ina c 2010/11/12 rel 2005}
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© 1967, 2005 Ina-GRM | ina c 2010/11/12
Classical / Electroacoustic / Electronic / Musique Concrète

It is a well-established fact that our approach to music is generally twofold: this is the physicists' as well as the musicians' doing. One the one hand, music is considered to be based on acoustics, or even mathematics, which ought to give it the status of a science; on the other hand , it is acknowledged that it proceeds from psychological and sociological phenomena which, over the ages, have developed into an art, itself depending on various crafts. There is no longer any contradiction between the two approaches so long as one is prepared to accept them jointly, with enough insight to respect the methods proper to each end of the "chain."

Royal Scottish NO, Frederic Talgorn - John Barry - Born Free: Original Motion Picture Score (1966) Re-Recording 2000

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Royal Scottish NO, Frederic Talgorn - John Barry - Born Free: Original Motion Picture Score (1966) Re-Recording 2000

John Barry - Born Free: Original Motion Picture Score (1966)
Re-Recording 2000, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Frederic Talgorn

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 219 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Orchestral Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-6084 | 00:53:33

Though John Barry achieved popular recognition for the swinging, loungey, noir-ish soundtracks he composed for the James Bond films, he moved to the front rank of film composers with his score for 1966's BORN FREE. Stylistically, the music of BORN FREE is miles removed from Barry's Bond soundtracks, though the composer's fondness for brass fanfares, stirring strings, and lush, intricate charts with stunning dynamic range is still intact. On the whole, however, the music to BORN FREE has a playful, innocent quality, evoking the nature of the wild animals at the film's center. As the movie is set in Africa, Barry employs a range of African percussion instruments, and sections of flute music (which often seem to echo the sounds of birds or other creatures). The arrangements are expansive and sweeping, giving rise to the sensation of open plains, and Barry's recurring musical themes parallel the film's action (the track titles indicate plot events). The score is, for the most part, surprisingly subdued, with occasional bursts of energy (mirroring tumultuous events onscreen) and its stirring title theme the exceptions. Barry won an Academy Award for the score in 1966.

Matangi Quartet - Scandinavia: Grieg, Johansen, Rontgen (2005)

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Matangi Quartet - Scandinavia: Grieg, Johansen, Rontgen (2005)

Matangi Quartet - Scandinavia: Grieg, Johansen, Röntgen (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | # CC72137 | Time: 01:04:31

The Matangi Quartet's 2005 release Scandinavia has one slight problem: while two of the composers, Edvard Grieg and David Monrad Johansen, were Norwegian, the third, Julius Röntgen, was Dutch! His presence is explained by his close friendship with Grieg, and the Matangi Quartet's decision to include his attractive two-movement Quartettino in A minor as filler is barely justifiable through that connection. Grieg's String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27, and Johansen's String Quartet, Op. 35, both deserve their place here, not only due to their creators' nationality but because they are solid examples of quartet writing outside the German tradition, and demonstrate the Norwegian proclivity to incorporate folk-inspired melodies in looser, more sectionalized developments than are found in Classical, motivically integrated models.