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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.

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.

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.

Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000) [Re-Up]

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Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000) [Re-Up]

Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Contemporary Classical | Label: ProPiano Records | # PPR224532 | Time: 01:03:23

Pioneer of techno-pop, Academy Award winning film composer, touring performer - Ryuichi Sakamoto enjoys a diverse career as an artist whose music continually challenges traditional categories. Pianist Chitose Okashiro, taking risks that not a single "classical pianist" has been willing to take, recognizing the greatness of the classically trained Sakamoto's piano works, and imbuing them with her own brand of explosively talented genius has herewith set the standard for "independent classical label crossover" achievement. Already a HUGE success in Japan, with sales in excess of 30,000 units, Miss Okashiro herewith reveals the complete arsenal of Sakamoto's prowess… a prowess that lands him in the position (arguably) of the world's most important composer. Included on this CD are the hugely impressionistic and French like pieces that ONLY a trained classical pianist can play with the simplicity and grace required to foster their most sublime effects.

Mauricio Arias-Esguerra - ¡Colombia viva! (2021)

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Mauricio Arias-Esguerra - ¡Colombia viva! (2021)

Mauricio Arias-Esguerra - ¡Colombia viva! (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:59
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics

In this album Mauricio Arias-Esguerra offers a kaleidoscopic view of recent Colombian piano music, highlighting its striking stylistic variety. Germán Darío Pérez sees a traditional dance through a jazzy lens, and Blas Emilio Atehortúa takes a post-serial approach in his Preludio, Variaciones y Presto Alucinante. The influence of progressive rock music can be heard in Gustavo Parra’s Pavec Lingus, as can Jaime León’s love of US American music in his Made in U.S.A. preludes; and there is techno and angst in Ian Frederick’s Suite Catrina. Arias-Esguerra’s own contributions are highly contrasted, with lyricism in his Arizona Mirage and rhythmic drive in his Toccata Bachkovsky.

Martin Kesuma - Detours (2021)

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Martin Kesuma - Detours (2021)

Martin Kesuma - Detours (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 234 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | 01:10:08
Classical | Label: Centaur Records

Born in Indonesia, Martin Kesuma made his orchestral debut at the age of 17 with the Texas State Symphony Orchestra. Since then, Martin has performed with the Round Rock Symphony, University of Texas University Orchestra, and more. As recipient of the Ben Gomez Award from the 10th TSIPF, Martin is scheduled to perform with the Central Texas Philharmonic soon. In addition, Martin enjoys performing in competitions. Some of his accomplishments include Honorable Mention in the San Jose International Piano Competition and first prizes in the PianoHouse International Piano Competition and the Dickinson Piano Competition at the TSIPF, which allowed Martin to record and publish his debut album, “Detours,” for the Centaur Records.

Lara Downes - New Day Begun (2021)

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Lara Downes - New Day Begun (2021)

Lara Downes - New Day Begun (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 212 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | 00:58:20
Classical | Label: Rising Sun Records

"New Day Begun" features works by Black American composers whose music resounds as a celebration of heritage, a cry for freedom, a call to action, and a promise to the next generation. This collection embraces a reawakening, as we emerge from the darkness of pandemic to craft a new American era.

VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)

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VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)

VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:35
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Resonus Classics

Dubai-based British composer Joanna Marsh has a growing international reputation for new works across many genres. Here, the choir of her alma mater, Sidney Sussex College, with their director David Skinner celebrate her recent position as composer-in-residence of the college with this new album of choral and instrumental works, including a number of premiere recordings.

Rune Glerup - Dust Encapsulated (2014)

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Rune Glerup - Dust Encapsulated (2014)

Rune Glerup - Dust Encapsulated (2014)
Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen; Gáman; Pierre-André Valade, conductor
Mathias Friis-Hansen, percussion; Neel Bramsnæs Teilmann, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, 21th Century | Label: Dacapo | # 8.226578 | Time: 00:49:28

This CD presents five world premiere recordings of acoustic and electronic works by the Danish composer Rune Glerup (b. 1981). Instead of offering a narrative flow of music, Glerup uniquely allows the listener to move around among independent three-dimensional blocks of sound with powerful energy fields between them.

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001) [Re-Up]

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Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001) [Re-Up]

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:32
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Free Improvisation | Label: Long Arms | # CDLA 01032

Solo piano works, recorded live in Moscow Conservatory on April 18th, 2000. Russian-only release on the Long Arms label. Pieces include: 'Arica', 'Havana Man', 'Negro Hall', 'The Ecstasy', 'Missigono', 'Requiem For Wally'. "The following pieces appear without any editing of the performance. Large sections of these pieces are improvised and I have attempted to preserve the spontaneity of this special evening by presenting my first concert in Moscow exactly as it was played. I hope in some way my offering of this evenings music reflects the deep respect I hold for the great musical traditions of Russia and the Masters who have reached for the stars before me with their awesome genius."– Terry Riley.

Oxford University Press Music & The Gesualdo Six - Choral Music from Oxford with The Gesualdo Six (2021)

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Oxford University Press Music & The Gesualdo Six - Choral Music from Oxford with The Gesualdo Six (2021)

Oxford University Press Music & The Gesualdo Six - Choral Music from Oxford with The Gesualdo Six (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 81 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 48 Mb | 00:20:43
Classical, Choral | Label: Oxford University Press Music

A selection of sacred and Christmas choral music published by Oxford University Press in Spring 2021, performed and recorded by renowned choral group, The Gesualdo Six. Includes music by Rutter, Quartel, and McGlade. “Ingeniously programmed and impeccably delivered, with that undefinable excitement that comes from a group of musicians working absolutely as one.” (Gramophone)

Tango Sentimentale - Tango Sentimentale (2021)

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Tango Sentimentale - Tango Sentimentale (2021)

Tango Sentimentale - Tango Sentimentale (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 367 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 144 Mb | 01:02:59
Classical | Label: TYXArt

The "Tango Sentimentale" ensemble - Maximilian Spenger, Susanne Gargerle (First Violin), Isolde Lehrmann (Second Violin), David Ott, Silvia Cempiny (Violoncello), Thomas Jauch, Manuel Lopez, Hermann Weindorf (Piano & Percussion) - succeeds in fusing classical and modern music in one project. Tango… play between passion and melancholy dance of seduction, devotion and distance lure of fascination and eroticism Moments in the style of traditional tangos by Astor Piazzolla and Sebastian Piana meet modern compositions of the present. In such encounters of a very special kind, familiar elements of a bygone era combine with the forever enduring wishes, dreams and desires in the here and now. Played with abandon with accordion and string quintet, "Tango Sentimentale" takes us into a world of sound full of emotions and fantasy.

Wen-Sinn Yang & Oliver Triendl - Le violoncelle à l'école de Paris (2021)

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Wen-Sinn Yang & Oliver Triendl - Le violoncelle à l'école de Paris (2021)

Wen-Sinn Yang & Oliver Triendl - Le violoncelle à l'école de Paris (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:58
Classical | Label: Oehms Classics

After the devastation of World War I, young, hopeful, gifted composers trooped into the French capital. In 1925, the publisher Michel Dillard coined the term École de Paris (‘Paris School’) for the foreign composers then living there, especially Hungary’s Tibor Harsányi (1898–1954), Poland’s Alexandre Tansman (1897–1986), Czechoslovakia’s Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959), Russia’s Alexander Tcherepnin (1899–1977), and Romania’s Marcel Mihalovici (1898–1985), whose works he specialised in disseminating. All five composers featured in this album came to Paris from Eastern Europe and all, with the exception of Martinů, died there. They initially attempted to translate the essence of folk music from their homelands, using standard musical notation to express idiomatic subtleties that were difficult to capture. The programme includes the world premiere recordings of Harsányi’s Rhapsodie and Sonate Pour Violoncelle et Piano, and Mihalovici’s Sonate dans le caractère d’une scène lyrique.

Roderick Williams, Andrew West - Birdsong (2021)

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Roderick Williams, Andrew West - Birdsong (2021)

Roderick Williams & Andrew West - Birdsong (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 203 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:19
Classical, Vocal | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM Recordings is pleased to announce Birdsong, a fascinating crossgender exploration of art songs associated with the female voice by baritone Roderick Williams, accompanied by pianist Andrew West. The recital features signature songs from the height of Romanticism by Brahms and Clara and Robert Schumann alongside a more recent quartet of sensuous songs by Sally Beamish. In his revealing foreword, Williams recalls having his choice of Brahms’s Sapphische Ode refused by competition organisers because it was “a woman’s song”. Returning recently to the work prompted him to question why some songs are considered gender specific. Birdsong is his response.