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Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Repost]

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Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Repost]

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013)
Vivaldi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Frédéric Chopin, P.I. Tchaikovsky
Jules Massenet, Max Bruch, Vittorio Monti, Nigel Hess, John Williams, Carlos Gardel

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5338 DH | Time: 01:16:06

Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping recordings for 10 years. This album celebrates the best of those recordings, and her other successes – from winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004, to her 2012 best-selling album ‘The Silver Violin’, the highest charting classical instrumental album in the UK of the last two decades. A collection of great violin music – from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending to the Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos and Arvo Part’s Spiegel Im Spiegel. Featuring brand new recordings – Brahms’ invigorating Hungarian Dance no. 5, Monti’s ever-popular Czardas, and Chopin’s emotional Nocturne in C# minor. The album includes Nicola performing with leading orchestras and conductors, as well as some of her favorite chamber players. This album showcases the incredible range of Nicola’s playing and demonstrates her wide appeal. In January 2013 Nicola was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music and charity.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell, Robert Quinney - A Christmas Caroll From Westminster Abbey (2008)

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The Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O'Donnell, Robert Quinney - A Christmas Caroll From Westminster Abbey (2008)

A Christmas Caroll From Westminster Abbey (2008)
The Choir of Westminster Abbey, conducted by James O'Donnell; Robert Quinney, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred, Christmas | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67716 | 01:03:34

This seasonal offering from The Choir of Westminster Abbey presents a delightful and unusual selection of music for Christmas. It encompasses many of the diverse themes of Christmas which have inspired composers across the ages: light shining in darkness; the tenderness of mother and child; the fulfilment of promise; and the warm merriment of corporate celebration. An excellent selection of contemporary carols features the composers Jonathan Dove and Bob Chilcott among others. The richness of twentieth-century church music is illustrated in works by Poulenc, Walton, Mathias and Leighton, and by the heartbreakingly lovely piece The little road to Bethlehem by Michael Head. Skilful arrangements of the traditional carols Silent night, In dulci jubilo and I saw three ships, complete this attractive seasonal release.

Francisco Guerrero - Complete Orchestral Works (2003) (Repost)

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Francisco Guerrero - Complete Orchestral Works (2003) (Repost)

Francisco Guerrero - Complete Orchestral Works (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 291.59 Mb | 54:52 | Cover
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Col Legno ‎– WWE 1CD 20044

Francisco Guerrero (1951-1997) was a Spanish composer who was developing music in the spirit of Xenakis when he died at age 46 in 1997. These excellent recordings of his orchestral works were made in 1999 and 2000 and capture his fierce, uncompromising vision. Jose Ramon Encinar leads the Orquestra Sinfonica de Galicia.

Joan Jeanrenaud (ex- Kronos Quartet) - Metamorphosis (2002)

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Joan Jeanrenaud (ex- Kronos Quartet) - Metamorphosis (2002)

Joan Jeanrenaud - Metamorphosis (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Covers included
Classical, Contemporary, Chamber | Label: New Albion | 01:02:33

Cellist Joan Jeanrenaud's first solo album since leaving her 20-year gig with the celebrated Kronos Quartet finds her exploring areas that aren't exactly a huge departure from the type of edgy modern music she played with her old group, but it does show what she can do when given her own space to work with. The results are impressive. Most of the compositions are for solo cello with looped cello parts captured digitally or on tape, while one is written for cello and computer-generated sounds and another for cello and "electronics." The composers are a combination of names familiar (Steve Mackey, Philip Glass, Hamza el Din) and new (Mark Grey, Jeanrenaud herself), and while the pieces aren't all equally interesting there are several works of stunning beauty here. One of the most engaging is el Din's "Escalay + 17:10," with its looped Egyptian melodies, and another is Jeanrenaud's own "Altar Piece," which makes extensive use of electronic tone alteration and layering, and on which she exercises masterful control of whispery artificial harmonics. But the album's highlight is a piece by Karen Tanaka entitled "Song of Songs." Inspired by the Old Testament book of the same name, which is essentially an extended love song, Tanaka builds a sweet, simple, and beautifully textured work out of cello and computer-generated sounds. As always, Jeanrenaud's playing is virtuosic but never showy. Highly recommended.

Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)

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Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)

Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal | Label: æon | # AECD 1757 | Time: 01:00:10

Through a repertoire of Consort Songs for five violas and countertenor, the Céladon Ensemble tries to underline the obvious artistic connections between the music of english Renaissance and contemporary music. This parentage, this harmonic, rhythmic and poetic logic, opens a whole field of exploration into sound identity and tradition. How have such seemingly different composers, belonging to remote eras, dealt with timbre fusion in a similar way, with the same desire to deeply affect, to create a full-bodied sound, both powerful and soothing? The two eras are not placed in opposition for this concert, as Michael Nyman’s music arises naturally from that of his predecessors; on the contrary, it is a clever mix of genres that points out to surprising similarities between these works : we could easily believe that Tye’s Sit Fast was composed very recently. From one century to the next, we face a testimony brought to song by the timbre of a countertenor, the intensity of a violas consort that carries a certain magic, the paradoxical expression of a voice which is solitary but also becomes a seventh instrument, one of the violas.

Michael Korstick & Alun Francis - Kabalevsky: Complete Piano Concertos (2012) 2CD

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Michael Korstick & Alun Francis - Kabalevsky: Complete Piano Concertos (2012) 2CD

Michael Korstick & Alun Francis - Kabalevsky: Complete Piano Concertos (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 462 Mb (5% Rec.)| Scans -> 27 Mb
Classical | Label: CPO Records, #777 658-2 | 01:55:55

Although Kabalevsky is ranked with Shostakovich and Prokofiev among the former Soviet Union's leading composers, he is relatively unknown to today's listening public. His natural talent for catchy melodies, clear structures, and drive appealing to listening audiences made it easy for him to write music that is pleasantly tickling to the ears on a first listen, and holds its own on theoretical analysis. This is masterfully written music of great appeal and full of wit and charm.

Pierre Henry - Polyphonies (12CD Box Set, 2017)

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Pierre Henry - Polyphonies (12CD Box Set, 2017)

Pierre Henry - Polyphonies (12CD Box Set, 2017)
Electronic, Electroacoustic, Modern Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,93 Gb | Scans 10 Mb
Label: Decca

Pour marquer son 90e anniversaire du 9 décembre 2017, Pierre Henry avait élaboré une édition discographique nouvelle de 12 CD réunissant une sélection d’œuvres composées entre 1950 et 2016. Ce coffret intitulé “Polyphonies” comprend 29 œuvres dont 9 inédites et met en valeur son travail de compositeur, son attachement à la tradition savante, à ses maîtres et à un vrai travail d’écriture.

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos.1-10 (11CD Box Set, 2015)

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Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos.1-10 (11CD Box Set, 2015)

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos.1-10 (11CD Box Set, 2015)
Classical, Minimalism | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,22 Gb | Scans 29 Mb
Label: Orange Mountain Music

Orange Mountain Music presents this new limited edition 11 disc boxed set - The Symphonies by Philip Glass. This collection features conductor Dennis Russell Davies who has arranged the commission of nine of ten Glass symphonies, leading the orchestras over which he has presided during the past 15 years including the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. This collection is the fruit of a 20 year collaboration between Glass and Davies and showcases a wide variety within this surprising body of work by Glass.

David Orlowsky, Vogler Quartet - Mozart: Klarinettenquintett, Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (2010)

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David Orlowsky, Vogler Quartet - Mozart: Klarinettenquintett, Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (2010)

David Orlowsky, Vogler Quartet - Mozart: Klarinettenquintett, Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:33 | 300 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88697782392

This pair of clarinet quintets from the revivified Sony Classical label presents a performer and a composer who have both been shaped by Jewish vernacular materials, and the combination delivers everything you hope it will. Osvaldo Golijov's Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind was composed 1994, before this Argentine composer entered a period of sustained popularity. Unlike his later riotously genre-crossing style, this one focuses on his own Jewish musical background.

Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos: The Piano Music of Michael Nyman (2014) [Repost]

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Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos: The Piano Music of Michael Nyman (2014) [Repost]

Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos: The Piano Music of Michael Nyman (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included | 01:17:54
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Soundtracks | Label: Decca | # 478 6421 DH

A coming together of two artists with enormous followings – Valentina Lisitsa, with her dazzling artistry and hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube, and Michael Nyman, with his hugely popular film soundtracks. This release, in the year of Nyman’s 70th birthday, features tracks from his multi-award-winning score for the 1993 smash hit film The Piano. Acclaimed for his music’s innovation, punchy simplicity and universal appeal, Nyman, during his career as a music critic, coined the term ‘minimalism’ for an emergent musical genre – one to which he would make extensive contributions in many of his early scores and inspire a vast global audience. The disc is packed full with 77mins of material, full of irresistible energy. The album includes all ten solo piano transcriptions from The Piano, together on one album for the first time.

Clare Howick, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Grant Llewellyn - British Violin Concertos (2017)

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Clare Howick, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Grant Llewellyn - British Violin Concertos (2017)

Clare Howick, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Grant Llewellyn - British Violin Concertos (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:39 | 155 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

These three major British concertos span fully 70 years. Kenneth Leighton’s Concerto is a work of tensile urgency, scored with great imagination, and ending in an arch-like Epilogue of impassioned intensity. Written for soloist and string orchestra, the Concerto by Gordon Jacob contains at its heart a threnodic slow movement cast in long, moving paragraphs and accompanied by poetic effects. Written for (and premiered by) the soloist in this recording, Paul Patterson’s Violin Concerto No. 2 (‘Serenade’) is rich in high spirits; songlike, wistful and exuberantly sparkling. Clare Howick is a specialist in twentieth-century British music and her recital of British violin music – Elgar, Bridge, Delius, Cyril Scott – was released in September 2017 (8573790).

Orchestre National de Lille & Jun Markl - Saint-Saëns: Symphonic Poems (2017)

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Orchestre National de Lille & Jun Markl - Saint-Saëns: Symphonic Poems (2017)

Orchestre National de Lille & Jun Markl - Saint-Saëns: Symphonic Poems (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:23 | 127 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

A wide orchestral palette and stirring reserves of drama are used to evoke the youthful audacity and death of Phaéton, the ultimate triumph of virtue over pleasure in La Jeunesse d’Hercule (‘The Youth of Hercules’), and Hercules’ punishment, spinning wool while dressed as a woman, for the ‘inadvertent murder’ of one of his guests, in Le Rouet d’Omphale (‘The Spinning Wheel of Omphale’). The ever-popular Danse macabre is a spooky depiction of Death playing a dance on his fiddle on a tomb in a graveyard surrounded by skeletal dancers. Conductor Jun Märkl specialises in twentieth-century French music for Naxos and has earned international plaudits for his multi-volume Debussy series as well as for his Ravel and Messiaen discs.

Kronos Quartet with Joan Jeanrenaud - Music of Vladimir Martynov (2012) [Repost]

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Kronos Quartet with Joan Jeanrenaud - Music of Vladimir Martynov (2012) [Repost]

Kronos Quartet with Joan Jeanrenaud - Music of Vladimir Martynov (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Nonesuch | # 529776-2 | Time: 01:08:47

Vladimir Martynov, born in 1946, is one of the cohort of composers that includes Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, and Valentin Silvestrov, who grew up under the influence of the former Soviet Union and abandoned the modernism of their youth to embrace a tonal language of greater simplicity with an aesthetic informed by an intimate spirituality. In spite of the similarities in their backgrounds and journeys, each has a distinctive sound, and Martynov, who is perhaps the least well-known in the West, brings a new perspective to the tradition of European music shaped by mysticism and minimalism. On the surface Martynov's music doesn't have an immediate resemblance to minimalism (apart from the directness of its tonal language), but like minimalism it uses repetition as a structural element and it is concerned with the perception of the passage of time, which it tends to stretch out with almost unbearable poignancy into what commentator Greg Dubinsky describes as "a prolonged state of grace." His harmonic vocabulary is characterized by the fecund tonal richness of post-Romanticism without the angst or decadence sometimes associated with the music of that era.

Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012) [Repost]

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Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012) [Repost]

Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Channel Classics | # CCSSA33912 | 01:02:58

Since their first encounter in May 2011, Lavinia Meijer has worked with some frequency with Philip Glass, even though he has never written solo works specifically for the harp. However, many of his piano works and piano transcriptions, after minor adjustments, prove to be well suited to the modern pedal harp. Initially, Lavinia Meijer added Glass's five movement Metamorphosis to her repertoire, on the instigation of the undersigned, the Amsterdam gallery owner Robert Malasch and the American composer himself. After a first and successful performance (in the composer's presence) in the Amsterdam 'pop temple' The Melkweg, a first official recording was made for Channel Classics in June 2011 in the Dutch town of Schiedam. Since this recording was exclusively intended for a brief national marketing campaign, it has now been followed up by this complete Glass CD for international distribution. Lavinia Meijer is recognized worldwide as one of the most successful rising stars. Besides performing the standard harp repertoire Lavinia Meijer is very keen on playing modern music.

Daniel Hope - Spheres (2013) [Repost]

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Daniel Hope - Spheres (2013) [Repost]

Daniel Hope - Spheres (2013)
Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, Johann Paul von Westhoff, Gabriel Fauré, Lera Auerbach
Arvo Pärt, Elena Kats-Chernin, Alex Baranowski, Gabriel Prokofiev, Aleksey Igudesman
Max Richter, Karl Jenkins, Johann Sebastian Bach, Michael Nyman, Karsten Gundermann
Daniel Hope (violin); Jacques Ammon (piano); Members of the Rundfunkchor Berlin
Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin; Simon Halsey, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb | 01:14:48
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 0571

Award-winning violinist Daniel Hope presents an eclectic and accessible mix of neo-Baroque, minimalist and soundtrack favourites, including works and arrangements by contemporary masters like Ludovico Einaudi, Arvo Pärt, Karl Jenkins, Max Richter, Gabriel Prokofiev, Alex Baranowski and many more. “Spheres” features a curated collection of repertoire celebrating the idea, first brought forward by Pythagoras, that planetary movement creates its own kind of music, bringing beauty, harmony and simplicity to our complex solar system. This idea has fascinated philosophers, musicians, and mathematicians for centuries. Featured as main soloist on Max Richter’s acclaimed “Vivaldi Recomposed”, Hope is known for an effortless classical sound and intriguing approach to repertoire. Music of reflection, contemplation and relaxation.