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Khachaturian Trio - Masterpieces of Armenian classical music (2015)

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Khachaturian Trio  - Masterpieces of Armenian classical music (2015)

Khachaturian Trio - Masterpieces of Armenian classical music (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 247.58 MB
Classical | Label: Khachaturian Trio | Catalog Number: no

Khachaturian trio was founded as trio “Arsika” in 1999. It has toured extensively throughout the USA, Central and South America, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, China, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Australia, Moldova, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia and Armenia. …

Komitas-Aslamazian. Quartet Arrangementsof Armenian Folk Songs

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Komitas-Aslamazian. Quartet Arrangementsof Armenian Folk Songs

Komitas-Aslamazian. Quartet Arrangementsof Armenian Folk Songs [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 210.76 MB
Classical | Armenia | no

This group, the best-known Armenian music group, carries the name of Komitas (Soghomon Soghomonyan, 1869-1935). Komitas was a monk whose genius brought a renaissance to Armenian music at the turn of the 20th century. During its uninterrupted creative life, celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2009, the quartet has become well known throughout the world, taking part in numerous international festivals, giving concerts in more than 80 countries, and demonstrating the highest standards of performance.

Djivan Gasparyan - Limited Edition (2010)

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Djivan Gasparyan - Limited Edition (2010)

Djivan Gasparyan/Ջիվան Գասպարյան - Limited Edition (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | CD1-50:14;CD2-54:51;CD3-57:39 | 806 MB
Classical/World | Jivan Gasparian Arts 2009-2010

Djivan Gasparyan (var. Jivan Gasparyan; Armenian: Ջիվան Գասպարյան, Armenian pronunciation: [dʒiˈvɑn ɡɑspɑɾˈjɑn]; born October 12, 1928) is an Armenian musician and composer. He plays the duduk, a double reed woodwind instrument related to the orchestral oboe. Gasparyan is known as the "Master of the duduk"

Håkon Austbø - Satie: Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes, Sarabandes (2006)

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Håkon Austbø - Satie: Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes, Sarabandes (2006)

Håkon Austbø - Satie: Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes, Sarabandes (2006)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 186 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 159 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics , #:93302 | 01:05:17

The unconventional French composer Erik Satie almost wrote anti-music. In slow motion (and without bars) his well-known Gymnopédies glide past. In other pieces one can hear more than faint echoes form the vaudeville theatre. Played by Håkon Austbø.

Quatuor Ebene - Ravel, Debussy & Faure: String Quartets (2008)

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Quatuor Ebene - Ravel, Debussy & Faure: String Quartets (2008)

Quatuor Ebene - Ravel, Debussy & Faure: String Quartets (2008)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 410 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 214 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics, #:50999 519045 2 4 | 01:20:27

"Paris-based Quatuor Ebene has released three classics of the French repertoire, the quartets of Debussy, Ravel, and Faure. Although the works are frequently grouped together on recordings, they inhabit vastly different aesthetic worlds and are more notable for their individuality than their similarity…

Lousine Zakarian - Krounk / Crane [1997]

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Lousine Zakarian - Krounk / Crane [1997]

Lousine Zakarian - Krounk / Crane [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 314.26 MB
Classical | Parseghian recorts | PR-CD-11-41

The vendor service was fine. Zakarian's voice is one of the most sublime ever. I bought the CD particularly to have her singing Ur es mayr im. It's one of those all too common ironies that some of the greatest artists haven't been provided with the best recording engineering, though. The five stars are given so as not to detract from the vendor, and of course, the music.

Arax Mansourian & Arthur Aharonian - Komitas [1994]

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Arax Mansourian & Arthur Aharonian - Komitas [1994]

Arax Mansourian & Arthur Aharonian - Komitas [1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 171.6 MB
Classical | Label: Arax Mansourian | Catalog Number: 885767270183

… Arax Mansourian's recordings of medieval Armenian chants are an important part of the treasure vault of Armenian music. In the 1990's, during a liturgical festival, she toured 14 cities in France with an all male Armenian choir. French Armenian artist Garzou said …….“Arax Mansourian was divine in Yekmalian's liturgy. As if she wasn't a singer but virgin Mary herself, so impressive and powerful was her singing…”

Isabel Bayrakdarian - Azulao (2003)

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Isabel Bayrakdarian - Azulao (2003)

Isabel Bayrakdarian - Azulao (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 382.7 MB
Classical | Musica Viva, Australia | MYCD 1164

Although she's making a major name for herself on the world's opera stages, Armenian/Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian has chosen her solo-recital repertoire for her two CBC recordings from decidedly non-opera material. The first, Joyous Light (type Q4974 in Search Reviews), featured contemporary arrangements of traditional Armenian liturgical music; now this one focuses on songs from Spain, Brazil, and Argentina. All of the things I said in the earlier review regarding Bayrakdarian's vocal quality, musicianship, and star-bound credentials hold true here: she is a world-class singer, a performer with prodigious communicative instincts and superlative technical ability. In these wonderfully colorful and evocative songs, many of which are rarely heard on concert stages or on recordings, she displays a commanding presence, using her considerable dramatic skills to enliven each song with appropriately varied personalities and moods, from playful to passionate to wistful to sultry to melancholy–whatever is required to convey sense and spirit of music and text.
–David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com

Quartetto Prometeo - Karol Szymanowski & Claude Debussy: String Quartets (2015)

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Quartetto Prometeo - Karol Szymanowski & Claude Debussy: String Quartets (2015)

Quartetto Prometeo - Karol Szymanowski & Claude Debussy: String Quartets (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94744 | Time: 01:03:18

This recording presents an unusual pairing of the complete string quartets by Szymanowski and Debussy. Szymanowksi is one of Poland’s most famous composers. Influences on his style are many (Bartók’s percussive and motoric drive, Ravel’s coloristic sonorities) but he found his own personal language, lush, opulent, rich and sometimes exotic, always expressing a deep emotional content. Debussy’s string quartet dates from his early years, a beautiful and romantic work, the French answer to Wagner’s richly chromatic language.

Adrian Leaper - Xavier Montsalvatge: Laberinto; Sortilegis; Folio Daliniana; Sinfonia Mediterranea (1999)

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Adrian Leaper - Xavier Montsalvatge: Laberinto; Sortilegis; Folio Daliniana; Sinfonia Mediterranea (1999)

Xavier Montsalvatge: Laberinto; Sortilegis; Folio Daliniana; Sinfonia Mediterranea (1999)
Orquesta Filarmónica De Gran Canaria, conducted by Adrian Leaper

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV Digital | # CD DCA 1060 | Time: 01:08:50

Apart from his popular Canciones negras, written more than half a century ago, the compositions of the now 87-year-old Montsalvatge (in 1999) have made little impact on the musical public in general: many of his works remain unrecorded – the opera Puss in Boots, the Indian Quartet, the five Invocaciones al Crucificado and the virtuoso Harpsichord Concerto, to name only four. But there are two Montsalvatges – one with a more traditional manner, and a later more trenchant, experimental and individual. From his earlier period comes the Sinfonia Mediterranea, composed three years after the Canciones negras; its lack of fashionable ‘modernity’ tempted him at one time to consider rejecting it completely. I’m glad he didn’t, for it’s an attractive (if slightly overlong), warmly romantic work that includes melodies of a popular cast.

Zare Saakyants - State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia

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Zare Saakyants - State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia

Zare Saakyants - State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia Plays Komitas, B.Kanachyan, M.Ekmalyan, A.Babadganyan, H. Purcell, J.S. Bach, G. Handel, A. Vivaldi (L. Zakaryan)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans (jpg) | CD1-50:54, CD2-48:02 | 2CD. 424.7 MB
Classical | 2003 | Armenia TV | no

The origin of the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia (NCOA) dates back to the Soviet era. It was founded by the violinist Zareh Sahakiants as the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra in 1961. In 1997 it was merged with the Yerevan Chamber Orchestra to form the new NCOA. As of September 2010 the Principal Conductor and Music Director is Vahan Mardirossian.
In April 1997, Armenia’s Ministry of Culture extended a special invitation to American-Armenian conductor Aram Gharabekian and appointed him as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the newly formed National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. The twenty-five members of the NCOA exemplify the finest chamber music players in Armenia who are all graduates of the Komitas Conservatory in Yerevan.

Beaux Arts Trio - Korngold, Zemlinsky: Piano Trios (1993)

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Beaux Arts Trio - Korngold, Zemlinsky: Piano Trios (1993)

Beaux Arts Trio - Korngold, Zemlinsky: Piano Trios (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:05 | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 434 072-2

These works, and this recording, work for me. Listening to Korngold's Op.1, you'd never suspect he was 12 years old when he composed it. It's the work of a mature composer, albeit one who would go on to find more of his own voice. But that's the case with all great artists of course. And Zemlinksy's works are always ingenious and rewarding. The professional relationship between these two composers makes the relationship between these two trios all the more interesting. As usual, the Beaux Arts Trio plays impeccably and Philips has created a magnificent recording.

Lachezar Kostov, Viktor Valkov - Roslavets: Works for Cello and Piano (2011) (Repost)

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Lachezar Kostov, Viktor Valkov - Roslavets: Works for Cello and Piano (2011) (Repost)

Lachezar Kostov, Viktor Valkov - Roslavets: Works for Cello and Piano (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:44 | 215 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8570996

Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets was viewed by his Russian colleagues as one of the most original, innovative and progressive composers of the 1920s. The early works heard on this recording are characterised by passion, drama, mystery, lyricism and a sheer beauty of sound underpinned by that lingering melancholy said to inhabit ‘the Russian soul’. Bulgarian cellist Lachezar Kostov and pianist Viktor Valkov, his long-time collaborator, are ideal interpreters of this brilliantly-crafted music.

Kenari Quartet - French Saxophone Quartets: Dubois, Pierné, Françaix, Desenclos, Bozza, Schmitt (2016)

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Kenari Quartet - French Saxophone Quartets: Dubois, Pierné, Françaix, Desenclos, Bozza, Schmitt (2016)

Kenari Quartet - French Saxophone Quartets (2016)
Dubois, Pierné, Françaix, Desenclos, Bozza, Schmitt

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573549 | Time: 01:04:39

Invented in Paris in 1846 by the Belgian-born Adolphe Sax, the saxophone was readily embraced by French composers who championed the new instrument through numerous ensemble and solo compositions. This tradition is celebrated in a programme, performed by the young and exciting Kenari Quartet, that explores the saxophone in all of its colours and sonorities, from Pierre Max Dubois’s light-hearted and jazz-inspired music to the lyrical and expressive world of Alfred Desenclos, and from Jean Françaix’s witty ‘bantering’ to the excitement and energy which closes Florent Schmitt’s Quatour, Op. 102.

Sir Thomas Beecham - English Music: Delius, German, Bantock, Bax, Lord Berners (2011)

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Sir Thomas Beecham - English Music: Delius, German, Bantock, Bax, Lord Berners (2011)

Sir Thomas Beecham - English Music: Delius, German, Bantock, Bax, Lord Berners (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:05:09 | 1,92 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 09915

Sir Thomas Beecham was acknowledged as the finest interpreter of Delius' music during the last century. The composer's friend and biographer, his performances remain a benchmark against which all must be judged. This invaluable anthology contains some of the finest he taped for EMI in the 1940's and 50's. The first two discs contain all those works he recorded in stereo. They comprise a selection of shorter works, the complete Florida Suite and a wonderful 'Songs of Sunset' - settings of 'fin du siecle' poems by Ernest Dowson - splendidly sung by John Cameron and Maureen Forrester.