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Fidelio Trio - Michael Nyman: Chamber Music Vol.I: Piano Trios 1992-2010 (2012) [Re-Up]

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Fidelio Trio - Michael Nyman: Chamber Music Vol.I: Piano Trios 1992-2010 (2012) [Re-Up]

Fidelio Trio - Michael Nyman: Chamber Music Vol.I: Piano Trios 1992-2010 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Label: Michael Nyman Records | # MNRCD120 | Time: 01:03:13
Genre: Classical, Minimalism, Chamber Music

This disc of the complete Piano Trios of Michael Nyman, performed by the Irish Fidelio Trio, is the first volume in a set of the composer's complete chamber music. Each of Nyman's trios has a programmatic element. Poczatek, a world premiere recording, contains five movements derived from Nyman's score to the film of the same name. Its musical material is inspired by classic Polish feature and documentary films of the 50s, 60s and 70s. The Photography of Chance, another world premiere, refers to the re-seeing of industrial reality in early Soviet photography. The trio Yellow Beach is a transfigured version of 'Come Unto These Yellow Sands', from Nyman's score to the film Prospero's Books. Time Will Pronounce was inspired by Joseph Brodsky's poem Bosnia Tune, which deals with the horror of the staggering daily death toll of the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

Nicholas Lens & Nick Cave - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S (2020)

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Nicholas Lens & Nick Cave - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S (2020)

Nicholas Lens & Nick Cave - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 305 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 Mb | 01:02:39
Classical Crossover, Art Pop | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Perhaps best-known for his distinctive vocal style, Australian polymath Nick Cave here steps into the spotlight as librettist rather than performer, for a second operatic project with Belgian composer Nicholas Lens. Having collaborated on Shell Shock in 2014, they joined forces again during the global lockdown to create a new work, L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S.. At Lens’s request, Cave penned 12 litanies – “petitions to a divine maker” – simple, moving texts which the composer then wove into what he calls a “modest chamber opera of sleeping dreams”.

Petri Kumela, Uusinta Ensemble, József Hárs - Sebastian Hilli: confluence / divergence; Elogio de la sombra; Paraphrase (2020)

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Petri Kumela, Uusinta Ensemble, József Hárs - Sebastian Hilli: confluence / divergence; Elogio de la sombra; Paraphrase (2020)

Petri Kumela, Uusinta Ensemble, József Hárs - Sebastian Hilli: confluence / divergence; Elogio de la sombra; Paraphrase II (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 78:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Kairos | # 0015078KAI | Recorded: 2018

This album portraits the Finnish composer Sebastian Hilli, born in 1990 and thus one of the youngest composers ever to be featured on a KAIROS release. Hilli's works have in common the composer's fascination with structure, dynamism and carefully crafted details. Throughout, his music is characterized by complex woven textures and nuanced sonorities, long-span processes and a flair for extra-musical topics. The Uusinta Ensemble performs a diverse selection of three of Hilli's works - this is certainly a composer to watch!

Vox Chamber Choir, Colin Spinks & David Crown - Alexander Campkin: Choral Works (2021)

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Vox Chamber Choir, Colin Spinks & David Crown - Alexander Campkin: Choral Works (2021)

Vox Chamber Choir, Colin Spinks & David Crown - Alexander Campkin: Choral Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 208 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:09
Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos Records

Alexander Campkin is renowned as a leading young choral composer who has been commissioned by some of the most prestigious musical organisations in Britain. True Light reveals the energy and majestic sound world that he commands, as well as qualities of reflective intimacy. His Missa Brevis was inspired by seeing a beam of sunlight pierce a cloud of moving incense, the resultant music being built around a sustained pitch, ebbing and flowing. In The First Kiss, he sets two poignant and daring Epigrams by the Greek philosopher Strato.

Opus Posth - Vladimir Martynov: Der Abschied (2020)

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Opus Posth - Vladimir Martynov: Der Abschied (2020)

Opus Posth - Vladimir Martynov: Der Abschied (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 169 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | 00:48:32
Classical | Label: Donemus Records

Russian Contemporary composer Vladimir Ivanovich Martynov [born 1946], has written at least three string quartets, or works named as such. I believe his early music was in a modern, confrontational style, but after having spent time in a Spiritual Academy to study traditional Russian Orthodox chant, his works seem to have taken on a more spiritual nature. I regard Der Abschied (The Farewell) composed in 2006, as an essentially spiritually inspired work. Apparently it quotes from some of Mahler’s lieder, but as I never got past his symphonies, I don’t go there, so I can’t comment on that.

Benjamin Louis Brody - Floating Into Infinity (2021)

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Benjamin Louis Brody - Floating Into Infinity (2021)

Benjamin Louis Brody - Floating Into Infinity (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 130 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 74 Mb | 00:32:05
Ambient, Drone, Modern Classical | Label: New Amsterdam Records

Composer Benjamin Louis Brody, described as “one of the most progressive and multi-faceted musicians in New York City,” creates sublime walls of sound through ambient textures that combine post- rock and modern minimalism to forge a dynamic resonance with his listeners. Working in what Brody describes as “meta-textual sonic DNA,” the 8 tracks on "Floating Into Infinity" invite deep listening into uncharted realms drenched in auditory perception for a kinetic connection between Brody and virtuosic drummer Ian Chang (Son Lux, Landlady) for an indescribable experience of undefinable sound worlds.

Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker - Iteration (2020)

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Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker - Iteration (2020)

Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker - Iteration (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 212 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 103 Mb | 00:45:08
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: Another Timbre

Two improvisations from an astonishing Munich performance in May 2019 by the Berlin-based duo of Lucio Capece & Werner Dafeldecker.

Oliver Leith - good day good day bad day bad day (2020)

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Oliver Leith - good day good day bad day bad day (2020)

Oliver Leith - good day good day bad day bad day (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 176 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb | 00:44:23
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: Another Timbre

A unique and extraordinary 45-minute composition for piano & keyboards + percussion, written for the GBSR duo: George Barton & Siwan Rhys. Composed in 2018, and recorded in March 2020 by Mark Knoop.

Andrew Zolinsky - David Lang: This Was Written by Hand (2011) [Re-Up]

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Andrew Zolinsky - David Lang: This Was Written by Hand (2011) [Re-Up]

Andrew Zolinsky - David Lang: This Was Written by Hand (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 221 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21073 | Time: 00:45:17

As one-third of the composer-collective Bang on a Can, David Lang is something of a genial father figure of the indie-classical scene. Talk to any of the world's main players and you're likely to hear them tell you about their life-changing stint in Bang on a Can's summer festival, which has acted as a sort of feeder school and incubator for the group's try-anything mentality. Lang's music has undergone many stylistic shifts over the years: In the 80s, he wrote bristlier stuff, but in the last decade or so, he's shifted quietly into a more pensive register. The Little Match Girl Passion, his 2008 work that won him a Pulitzer, was written for only four voices and some hand bells. This Was Written By Hand, his most recent recording, is a collection of short solo piano works played by the British pianist Andrew Zolinsky. The album holds the same, sustained melancholy mood: thoughtful, searching, elegiac, minimalist. Lang's way with repetitive phrasing doesn't feel like that of minimalists like Glass or Reich's, though.

Vikingur Ólafsson - Reflections Pt. 3: RWKS (EP) (2021)

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Vikingur Ólafsson - Reflections Pt. 3: RWKS (EP) (2021)

Vikingur Olafsson - Reflections Pt. 3: RWKS (EP) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 64 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 39 Mb | 00:17:01
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson releases the third volume in the Debussy • Rameau Reflections series, featuring reworks by Víkingur Ólafsson and other groundbreaking artists including Icelandic singer-songwriter Helgi Jónsson, genre-defying Icelandic duo Hugar, Texas-based post-rock minimalist ensemble Balmorhea and Christian Badzura, Vice President A&R New Repertoire at Deutsche Grammophon.

Alain Lefèvre - Lefèvre: Opus 7 Préludes (2021)

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Alain Lefèvre - Lefèvre: Opus 7 Préludes (2021)

Alain Lefèvre - Lefèvre: Opus 7 Préludes (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 196 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 Mb | 00:57:53
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Alain Lefèvre is a story-teller. A story-teller who uses the piano to play a multitude of roles. These characters perform the chapters of an imaginary novel set to music in which the author lets us discover for ourselves how the story ends.

Renaud Capuçon - Wolfgang Rihm: Gedicht des Malers; Pascal Dusapin: Aufgang; Bruno Mantovani: Jeux d'eau (2016) [Re-Up]

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Renaud Capuçon - Wolfgang Rihm: Gedicht des Malers; Pascal Dusapin: Aufgang; Bruno Mantovani: Jeux d'eau (2016) [Re-Up]

Renaud Capuçon - Wolfgang Rihm: Gedicht des Malers;
Pascal Dusapin: Aufgang; Bruno Mantovani: Jeux d'eau (2016)
Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris; Philippe Jordan, conductor
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Myung-Whun Chung, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, 21st Century | Label: Erato | # 2564 602687 | Time: 01:05:42

Firmly established as one of the world’s greatest violinists, Renaud Capuçon career both on the stage and as a recording artist has spanned a wide gamut of concerto repertoire, chamber music and recitals. Celebrating his 40th birthday this year (2016), Capuçon presents three world-premiere recordings of violin concertos written for and dedicated to him by three of today’s most exciting composers: Wolfgang Rihm, Pascal Dusapin and Bruno Mantovani - with the Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris, Wiener Symphoniker and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the conductors Myung-Whun Chung and Philippe Jordan.

The DUO & Bryan Johanson - 13 Ways of Looking at 12 Strings (2019)

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The DUO & Bryan Johanson - 13 Ways of Looking at 12 Strings (2019)

The DUO & Bryan Johanson - 13 Ways of Looking at 12 Strings (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 162 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | 00:46:20
Classical | Label: Soundset

Epic album-length composition by Bryan Johanson, composed for and dedicated to The Duo (Eric Benzant-Feldra and Michael Kudirka, guitars). World premiere recording of all thirteen movements in three parts: Cool Cubed, Pentadigitopia, and Cube Squared.

Ian Pace - Sam Hayden: Becomings (2021)

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Ian Pace - Sam Hayden: Becomings (2021)

Ian Pace - Sam Hayden: Becomings (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 261 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 207 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:29:28
Classical | Label: Divine Art

This album features the first ever recordings of Sam Hayden's complete music for solo piano, performed by contemporary music specialist and indefatigable champion of new music, Ian Pace, a pianist with a formidable reputation for mastering the most challenging of new repertoire. The centrepiece is Haydens monumental 7-movement cycle, Becomings (Das Werden) I-VII (2016-18), the most recent work on the album and the most ambitious and demanding in terms of scale and sheer virtuosity. Becomings is accompanied by two shorter acoustic works, still time (1990) and Fragment (After Losses) (2003). . A different soundworld is provided by Piano Moves (1990) for amplified piano. His solo piano works have in common constant transformation, existing at the extremes of gesture, polyphony, density, register, dynamic range and textual juxtaposition, very much reflecting an aesthetic alignment with modernist traditions and very much at the cutting edge of the avant-garde, while retaining an open and interesting experience for even less adventurous listeners. Hayden has received commissions from many ensembles and the BBC and is Professor of Composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Mary Dullea - Eric Craven: Pieces For Pianists (2021)

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Mary Dullea - Eric Craven: Pieces For Pianists (2021)

Mary Dullea - Eric Craven: Pieces For Pianists (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 190 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:54
Classical | Label: Metier

For most of his life Eric Craven has kept a very low profile, concentrating on his teaching career and quietly developing his ‘non-prescriptive’ composing method, a sort of aleatory style but which allows the performer varying degrees of freedom. His earlier cycle of short pieces, ‘SET’, was recorded after Craven was persuaded by leading pianists to make his work available.