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Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen - David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen - David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion (2009)

Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices, Ars Nova Copenhagen - David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 65:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU807496 | Recorded: 2008

David Lang's the little match girl passion, for vocal quartet doubling on percussion instruments, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. It's a strong, striking piece with a surprisingly potent emotional punch. Part of its effectiveness derives from the story itself, which is so achingly poignant that it can hardly fail to raise a lump in the throat. The text is primarily compiled from the story by Hans Christian Andersen and from familiar sections from Bach's St. Matthew Passion, which sound fresh and new in English translation. Lang's clear-eyed avoidance of sentimentality saves the story from the bathos into which it could easily sink in a less skillful musical setting.

Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Complete Recordings (2005-2007) 3 Box Sets (10 Audio CDs) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Efgrapha
Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Complete Recordings (2005-2007) 3 Box Sets (10 Audio CDs) [Re-Up]

Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Complete Recordings (2005-2007)
3 Box Sets (10 Audio CDs)

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 2.7 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 1.34 Gb | Scans ~ 380 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack, Score | Label: Reprise Records | Time: 09:59:08

The music of The Lord of the Rings film series was composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Howard Shore. Shore wrote many hours of music for The Lord of the Rings, 10 hours of which have been released in the Complete Recordings CD/DVD boxed sets. Additional music, including alternate and unused compositions, was released with the book The Music of the Lord of the Rings. Shore composed the music in an emotional, operatic way, threading through the scores over 90 identified leitmotifs, which are categorized by the Middle-earth cultures to which they relate. The scores for The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King won Academy Awards in 2002 and 2004. The latter film also won an Oscar statuette for Best Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

Seal - Albums Collection 1991-2012 (16 CD) Japanese Releases + 3 DVD [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Seal - Albums Collection 1991-2012 (16 CD) Japanese Releases + 3 DVD [Re-Up]

Seal - Albums Collection 1991-2012 (16 CD) Japanese Releases + 3 DVD
FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.39 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.42 Gb | Time: 15:49:40
2 x DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, / AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps / DTS | ~ 7.7 + 7.6 Gb
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2ch / AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps | ~ 4.2 Gb
Genre: Adult Contemporary, Pop, Soul, Pop/Rock | Scans included

Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, known as Seal, is a British soul and R&B singer-songwriter. Seal has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1992, four Grammy Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award.

David Sanborn - Albums Collection 1976-1982 (6CD) [Japanese Remastered 2013-2014]

Posted By: Designol
David Sanborn - Albums Collection 1976-1982 (6CD) [Japanese Remastered 2013-2014]

David Sanborn - Albums Collection 1976-1982 (6CD) [Japanese Remastered 2013-2014]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.55 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 694 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz | Time: 03:44:46

David William Sanborn (born July 30, 1945) is an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn has worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blend jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school. One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists to earn prominence since the 1980s, Sanborn is described by critic Scott Yannow as "the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years." He is often identified with radio-friendly smooth jazz, but he has expressed a disinclination for the genre and his association with it. Collection includes: Sanborn (1976); Promise Me The Moon (1977); Heart To Heart (1978); Hideaway (1980); Voyeur (1981); As We Speak (1982).

Danny Driver - York Bowen: The Piano Sonatas (2009) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Danny Driver - York Bowen: The Piano Sonatas (2009) 2CDs

Danny Driver - York Bowen: The Piano Sonatas (2009) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 274 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67751/2 | Time: 01:58:39

The recent revival of York Bowen’s music, very much spearheaded by Hyperion, has spawned a plethora of new recordings of his compositions, and won him many new admirers. Among the new releases, this disc of Bowen’s piano sonatas is a uniquely important collection. It contains three premiere recordings, including two recordings of previously unpublished sonatas performed (with special permisson) from the manuscripts. It is thus the first ever recording of the complete sonatas – an unmissable opportunity for piano enthusiasts. Hyperion is delighted to welcome back the young virtuoso Danny Driver who was enthusiastically acclaimed for his masterly, stylish and technically dazzling performances of Bowen’s Third and Fourth Piano Concertos, and described as an ideal performer of these works.

Mariano García & Aniana Jaime - Hommage (2021)

Posted By: ciklon5
Mariano García & Aniana Jaime - Hommage (2021)

Mariano García & Aniana Jaime - Hommage (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:03:19 | 266 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: IBS Classical

This album emerged from the idea of focusing attention on a new saxophone and piano repertoire, which, although fully contemporary and modern, has an inspiration and aesthetic side based on chamber music tradition. Aspects such as the pure sonority, the liking for colour and details, the interaction of these instruments and communication through a linear language sustained by melody and rhythm, make of these works “new classics” of the repertoire. This project includes mostly first world recordings, and therefore leads to the opening of a performing path that will surely be long and varied, and may offer many and diverse approaches in the future. After all, a recording is just a photograph of an instant. The attempt to capture the volatile essence of a physically ephemeral but spiritually everlasting art. Music, like the one included in this album, like life, diverse and variable. Thus this work which is flexible, eclectic… alive.

The Mozartists & Ian Page - Arne: Artaxerxes (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
The Mozartists & Ian Page - Arne: Artaxerxes (2021)

The Mozartists & Ian Page - Arne: Artaxerxes (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 577 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 316 Mb | 02:17:45
Classical, Opera | Label: Signum Classics

A composer inextricably linked with London’s Covent Garden, Thomas Arne’s greatest opera, Artaxerxes, was premièred at the Theatre Royal, the predecessor of the Royal Opera House, on 2 February 1762 and remained in the Covent Garden repertory until the late 1830s, where it received a documented 111 performances before 1790. The young Mozart almost certainly attended a performance when he came to London in the mid1760s and Haydn was also acquainted with the work, enthusiastically exclaiming that he “had no idea we had such an opera in the English language.”

Brahms Trio - History of the Russian Piano Trio, Vol. 4 (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Brahms Trio - History of the Russian Piano Trio, Vol. 4 (2021)

Brahms Trio - History of the Russian Piano Trio, Vol. 4 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 277 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:52
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Both Anton Arensky and Sergey Taneyev belong to the generation of Russian composers who came to prominence at the end of the 19th century, midway between Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. With its expansive themes and wonderfully elegiac mood, Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 is dedicated to the memory of cellist Karl Davydov. The subtle use of counterpoint in Taneyev’s Piano Trio in D major reveals his expertise in combining earlier techniques with the emphatically Romantic style that both composers inherited from Tchaikovsky. These two masterpieces summarize the development of the piano trio genre in Russian music of the 19thcentury, and subsequently laid the foundations for its further evolution.

ZZ Top - Goin' 50 (2019)

Posted By: popsakov
ZZ Top - Goin' 50 (2019)

ZZ Top - Goin' 50 (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 583 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 207 Mb
Full Scans | 01:15:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock / Boogie Rock / Hard Rock / Southern Rock
Warner Bros. Records #0603497851621

The very title of Goin' 50 suggests ZZ Top are considering their 50th anniversary as an event to be celebrated with a sense of humor. That's appropriate. Good spirits and lascivious jokes always have been integral to the trio's appeal, and they can be heard in abundance on this triple-CD/five-LP set that tells their story from beginning to end (there is also a single-disc edition that rounds up the highlights).

Hélène Grimaud, Camerata Salzburg - The Messenger: Mozart, Silvestrov (2020)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Hélène Grimaud, Camerata Salzburg - The Messenger: Mozart, Silvestrov (2020)

Hélène Grimaud, Camerata Salzburg - The Messenger: Mozart, Silvestrov (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 78:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 483 7853 | Recorded: 2020

​With her new album, Hélène Grimaud takes us to Salzburg, where she fascinatingly juxtaposes W. A. Mozart and the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937). Following on from her successful DG debut album "Credo", this innovative combination is typical of her approach and signals another new beginning.

Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - Johannes Brahms: Symphonie No. 4 (1998)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - Johannes Brahms: Symphonie No. 4 (1998)

Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - Johannes Brahms: Symphonie No. 4 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 189 Mb | Total time: 39:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 400 037-2 | Recorded: 1980

​A classic returns! Carlos Kleiber reportedly suffers from such nerves that he rarely manages the fortitude necessary to commit his interpretive thoughts to disc. That makes every one of his all too few recordings special, and this is no exception. Kleiber's Brahms is straightforward, rock steady, and superbly played. There are many versions of this symphony that feature more emphatic highlights and individual features, but few have the sort of cumulative power that carries right up to the last note. This one does. Kleiber's architectural grasp is especially evident in the finale, which, as a series of variations over a repeated bass line, is in itself a type of musical architecture. An unforgettable experience.

Jimmy Cleveland - Complete Recordings (2006) {2CD Set, EmArcy--Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10235 rec 1955-1959}

Posted By: ruskaval
Jimmy Cleveland - Complete Recordings (2006) {2CD Set, EmArcy--Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10235 rec 1955-1959}

Jimmy Cleveland - Complete Recordings (2006) {2CD Set, EmArcy–Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10235 rec 1955-1959}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 794 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 359 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955-59, 2006 EmArcy / Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10235
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

This two CD set features the complete recordings of Jimmy Cleveland as a leader. Trombonist Cleveland closely follows in the footsteps of the great J.J. Johnson. Fluid, dynamic solos over the great ensemble writing of Quincy Jones, Benny Golson and others. A must have for fans of trombone and mid-'50s post-Bop. One of the most exciting jazz trombonists of the 1950s, Jimmy Cleveland had a technique equal to that of Bill Watrous (who would not emerge until a decade later), an enthusiastic style that could hold its own with Frank Rosolino, and was the first important new voice on the trombone to emerge after J.J. Johnson.

Tom Jones - Surrounded By Time (2021)

Posted By: popsakov
Tom Jones - Surrounded By Time (2021)

Tom Jones - Surrounded By Time (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 351 Mb
Full Scans ~ 89 Mb | 01:01:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Rock, Folk | S-Curve Records #538681352

Surrounded by Time is Tom Jones' 42nd album, his first since the passing of wife Linda in 2016. Since 1965, the Welsh vocalist, possessed of a singular booming baritone, has sung almost every form of popular music of all stripes. This is Jones' fourth album with producer Ethan Johns, and includes his manager/son Mark Woodward as co-producer. Surrounded by Time differs from Jones' previous outings with Johns, which were rooted in Americana sources. The set opens with a sparsely orchestrated reinvention of Bernice Johnson Reagon's activist classic "I Won't Crumble with You If You Fall." Jones performs the lyric like a gospel preacher atop Neil Cowley's and Johns' layered Moogs, Nick Pini's arco bass, and Dan See's mallets.

Franz Halász - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Lute Suites (2019)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Franz Halász - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Lute Suites (2019)

Franz Halász - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Lute Suites (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 340 Mb | Total time: 82:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2285 SACD | Recorded: 2017, 2018

The universal appeal of the music of Johannes Sebastian Bach is such that most musicians, regardless of their instrument, long to play it. As a consequence, his works are constantly being arranged for other instruments – following a practice that Bach himself excelled at, repeatedly reworking his own music as well as that of others. A case in point are the four so-called lute suites, all of which now belong to the standard repertoire of most concert guitarists. To what extent they were originally composed for a plucked instrument has always been a matter of contention and has given rise to many hypotheses.

Grant Green - The Latin Bit (1962) {Blue Note CDP 8376452 rel 1996, Ron McMaster}

Posted By: ruskaval
Grant Green - The Latin Bit (1962) {Blue Note CDP 8376452 rel 1996, Ron McMaster}

Grant Green - The Latin Bit (1962) {Blue Note CDP 8376452 rel 1996, Ron McMaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 429 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 1996 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 37645 2 5
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

Grant Green, being known mainly as a soul jazz guitarist, eventually gravitated into the popular boogaloo sound. The Latin Bit is the natural bridge to that next phase, though a bit premature for most in 1961-1963, even relative to the subsequent bossa nova craze. Pianist Johnny Acea, long an underrated jazzman, is the nucleus of this session, grounding it with witty chops, chordal comping, and rhythmic meat. The Latino rhythm section of drummer Willie Bobo and conga player Carlos "Patato" Valdes personify authentic, seasoned spice, while at times the chekere sound of Garvin Masseaux makes the soup too thick.