Tags
Language
Tags
November 2022
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Soweto Kinch, London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Reynolds - White Juju (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Soweto Kinch, London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Reynolds - White Juju (2022)

Soweto Kinch, London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Reynolds - White Juju (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:12:26 | 424 Mb
Genre: Classical Jazz / Label: LSO Live

Adding politically charged spoken-word lyrics to instrumental jazz needs to be done with care, because if sloganeering is tedious to listen to once, it becomes unbearable on repeated exposure. The record containing it drops off one's playlist. Counterproductive or what? The British saxophonist and rapper Soweto Kinch, however, has pulled the trick off many times. From Conversations With The Unseen (Dune, 2003) through to The Black Peril (Soweto Kinch Recordings, 2019), Kinch has made the combination work because of the poetic rather than agitprop nature of his words and also because he does not overload his music with them, letting his saxophone do much of the talking.

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Ashkenazy plays Rachmaninoff (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Ashkenazy plays Rachmaninoff (2022)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Ashkenazy plays Rachmaninoff (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:21:53 | 466 / 325 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

Beethoven: Diabelli VariationsAshkenazy's piano playing is bright and incisive, with clear articulation and an intellectual depth that does not interfere with the production of warm feeling. He has exceptional control over tone color. His recorded repertory is vast, including complete cycles of the piano concertos of Mozart, Beethoven (three separate times), and Rachmaninov (twice), as well as of the piano sonatas of Beethoven, the piano works of Chopin, and the difficult sonatas of Scriabin. Ashkenazy's productivity has hardly dropped in old age, nor did the technical difficulty of the works he essayed, although he has been less likely to appear in public on the piano. Still recording for Decca, he issued a version of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, in 2007. The year 2011 alone saw no fewer than 19 Ashkenazy releases as pianist or conductor, including those of such taxing works as the Mahler Symphony No. 6. In 2017, Ashkenazy celebrated his 80th birthday with a new recording of Bach's French Suites, and his historical performances were well treated by recording companies.

Anna Urpina, Eva del Campo, Alberto Rosado - Baroque Modern (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Anna Urpina, Eva del Campo, Alberto Rosado - Baroque Modern (2022)

Anna Urpina, Eva del Campo, Alberto Rosado - Baroque Modern (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 53:03 | 262 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: IBS Classical

This album allows us to appreciate the versatility of the young artist Anna Urpina, whose goal was to approach each score from a historically informed perspective.

Bjarke Mogensen, Johan Bridger, Mathias Heise & Danish Chamber Players - Album for Astor (2022)

Posted By: delpotro
Bjarke Mogensen, Johan Bridger, Mathias Heise & Danish Chamber Players - Album for Astor (2022)

Bjarke Mogensen, Johan Bridger, Mathias Heise & Danish Chamber Players - Album for Astor (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 309 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:20
Classical | Label: OUR Recordings

All of Piazzolla’s more than 750 works are inextricably bound to an essential and unmistakable Argentinian identity. In commemoration of 100th anniversary of the birth of the genius of Nuevo Tango, the young Danish master of the modern accordion, Bjarke Mogensen, is joined by the award-wining percussionist Johan Bridger and winner of the title “Chromatic Harmonica World Champion”, and ‘New Jazz Star of The Year’ Mathias Heise. Together with members of The Danish Chamber Players they bring Piazzolla’s vibrant and sensuous scores vividly to life!

Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone & Alessandro Tampieri - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 3 (2022)

Posted By: delpotro
Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone & Alessandro Tampieri - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 3 (2022)

Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone & Alessandro Tampieri - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 3 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 287 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:39
Classical | Label: HDB Sonus

First of all, we can see that the form of the “Concerto Grosso” is almost absent in this collection, with a succession of movements more often reminiscent of the Dance Suite, the Overture or even the Concerto for several instruments. The featured soloists range from Violins, Cellos, Oboes, Bassoons, Flutes and even the Organ. But what most disconcerts and bewilders the scholar is the compositional technique.

Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of St. Luke's - Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 31 'Hornsignal' & 45 'Farewell' (1989)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of St. Luke's - Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 31 'Hornsignal' & 45 'Farewell' (1989)

Charles Mackerras, Orchestra of St. Luke's - Joseph Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 31 'Hornsignal' & 45 'Farewell' (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 68:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Telarc | # CD-80156 | Recorded: 1988

Haydn's Symphony No. 31 is known as the "Hornsignal" from its prominent horn parts in the first and last movements. Written in anticipation of palace-warming festivities at the Eszterháza estate, the symphony has a celebratory air in its bold fanfares and hunting calls. Haydn's originality is evident not only in his clever motivic development of these ideas, but also in his placement of the horn pairs at a distance from each other. Haydn's experimentation was unusual for its time, but it shows some of the freedom he enjoyed as Prince Nicholas' court composer.

Evgeny Kissin - The Salzburg Recital: Berg, Chopin, Gershwin, Khrennikov (2022)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Evgeny Kissin - The Salzburg Recital: Berg, Chopin, Gershwin, Khrennikov (2022)

Evgeny Kissin - The Salzburg Recital: Berg, Chopin, Gershwin, Khrennikov (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 289 Mb | Total time: 98:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 486 2990 | Recorded: 2021

In August 2021, as the Salzburg Festival made a meticulously planned return to full capacity, Evgeny Kissin drew a sell-out crowd to the city’s Grosses Festspielhaus. He treated his audience to a strikingly original programme of works by Berg, Chopin, Gershwin and, to the surprise of some, Khrennikov. A generous selection of encores featured Mendelssohn and Debussy, as well as more Chopin and one of Kissin’s own compositions.

Margot Kalse, Earl Christy, Sebastiaan Ammerlaan, Esther Kronenburg, Ilil Danin - TOP OF THE POPS, Dutch Golden Age Edition

Posted By: ciklon5
Margot Kalse, Earl Christy, Sebastiaan Ammerlaan, Esther Kronenburg, Ilil Danin - TOP OF THE POPS, Dutch Golden Age Edition

Margot Kalse, Earl Christy, Sebastiaan Ammerlaan, Esther Kronenburg, Ilil Danin - TOP OF THE POPS, Dutch Golden Age Edition
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 3:20:53 | 450 / 873 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Aliud Records

Everyone has a natural ability and need to make and listen to music. We experience this every day, whether we're working or relaxing, at church or a bar, at a party, or putting the kids to bed. The easiest way to make music is to sing songs, especially if you have the melody in your head. Songs - with tunes everyone knows or learns quickly - are the best way to connect people, especially when they can enjoy it together.

Yunchan Lim, Gwangju Symphony Orchestra, Seokwon Hong - Beethoven, Isang Yun, Barber (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Yunchan Lim, Gwangju Symphony Orchestra, Seokwon Hong - Beethoven, Isang Yun, Barber (2022)

Yunchan Lim, Gwangju Symphony Orchestra, Seokwon Hong - Beethoven, Isang Yun, Barber (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:15:46 | 331 / 173 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Lim Yunchan's album "Beethoven, Isang Yun, Barber" includes "Concerto for Piano and orchestra No. 5 in E flat Major 'Emporor' op.73" which he performed at Tongyeong International Music hall, Isang Yun's "Exemplum in memory of Kwangju," Barber's "Adagio for strings" and more are included.

Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Period, Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello (2014)

Posted By: Designol
Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Period, Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello (2014)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Period (2014) 2CDs
Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello
Matt Haimovitz, violoncello; Christopher O'Riley, fortepiano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 522 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 331 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186475 | Time: 02:19:56

This release features the complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. In this collaboration, Matt Haimovitz plays his own Goffriller cello, crafted in Venice, Italy in 1710 – outfitted with ox-gut strings also from Italy and an early 19th century rosewood tailpiece and drawn by a Dominique Peccatte bow of the same era, while Christopher O’Riley plays on an original Broadwood fortepiano made in 1823.

Simone Perugini - Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera, K. 196 (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Simone Perugini - Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera, K. 196 (2022)

Simone Perugini - Mozart: La Finta Giardiniera, K. 196 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:33:34 | 722 / 353 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Accademia Lirica Toscana "Domenico Cimarosa"

Parallelamente sto intraprendento il difficile studio della biografia cimarosiana, con l'intento di pubblicarne poi i risultati in una monografia. La vita di Cimarosa, a tutt'oggi, ha molti aspetti ambigui e sconosciuti ed è costruita dai rari biografi più sull'anedottica che su rigorosi studi scientifici che, a tutt'oggi, ancora mancano.

California Guitar Trio - A Christmas Album (2002)

Posted By: Designol
California Guitar Trio - A Christmas Album (2002)

California Guitar Trio - A Christmas Album (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 171 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans ~ 37 Mb
Label: Inside Out Music | # IOMCD 114, IOMACD 2050, 6 93723 65422 5 | Time: 00:34:12
Acoustic Guitar, Neo-Classical, Christmas, Holidays, Instrumental Rock

Not that there is an abundance of progressive rock-tinged acoustic guitar trios among the ranks, but this aggregation stands tall among its peers as the guitarists' inventiveness surges forward with this altogether warmhearted reckoning of Christmas carols and other pleasantries. The guitarists' nimble yet at times forceful approach is wholly evident during their highly rhythmic spin on "Jingle Bells." They perform the classic "Greensleeves" with a sensitive, chamber-like approach while also tackling the Lennon/Ono favorite "Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)." However, part of the magic resides within the trio's ability to delve into the inherent frameworks of each song, while also reformulating themes and rhythms into personalized statements. Essentially, the artists have produced a rather poignant Christmas outing, awash with interweaving lines and lilting harmonies, as they complement their superior artisanship and forward-thinking deployments with a cheerfully rendered collection of holiday favorites.

Julian Bream - Early Years: Solo Guitar & Lute Albums 1956-60 (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Julian Bream - Early Years: Solo Guitar & Lute Albums 1956-60 (2022)

Julian Bream - Early Years: Solo Guitar & Lute Albums 1956-60 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 3:28:11 | 462 / 767 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Acrobat

Classical and Spanish guitar virtuoso Julian Bream was probably the only instrumentalist of his generation to match the extraordinary talent of his contemporary John Williams among the artists who popularised the music, as well as exploring the potential of the lute in interpreting historical works for that much-ignored instrument. Inspired by jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, he proved something of a child prodigy, studying at the Royal College of Music, and made his concert debut in 1947 at the age of 13. This 58-track 3-CD collection comprises the complete contents of five of his early albums, “Spanish Guitar Music Vol 1”, “Spanish Guitar Music Vol. 2”, “A Bach Recital For The Guitar”, and “Julian Bream Plays Dowland”, on which he plays the lute, for the Westminster label and “The Art Of Julian Bream” for RCA. These include pieces played on the guitar composed by Fernando Sor, Joaquin Turina, Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Federico Moreno Torroba, J. S. Bach, Girolamo Frescobald, Mateo Albéniz, Domenico Scarlatti, Domenico Cimarosa, Domenico Cimarosa, Lennox Berkeley, Joaquín Rodrigo, Maurice Ravel, Albert Roussel, and lute compositions by John Dowland. All recorded between 1956 and 1959, they demonstrate his highly-developed talent and expertise from the earliest days of his recording career.

Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Copland: In the Beginning (2022)

Posted By: ciklon5
Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Copland: In the Beginning (2022)

Choir of King's College, Cambridge - Bernstein: Chichester Psalms - Copland: In the Beginning (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 59:58 | 197 / 136 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Here is an album by the Choir of King’s College with off-the-beaten-tracks repertoire! Entirely devoted to modern American sacred music, it includes Bernstein’s famous Chichester Psalms in their chamber version, works by Copland and Schuman, the striking Psalm XC by Charles Ives, the composer who defies all categories, and a work Libby Larsen dedicated to the King’s College, How It Thrills Us.

John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Bach Choir - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed Il Moderato (2000)

Posted By: ArlegZ
John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Bach Choir - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed Il Moderato (2000)

John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Bach Choir - George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed Il Moderato (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 636 Mb | Total time: 55:00+63:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5 45417 2 8 2 | Recorded: 1999

One of the best ideas Handel and his colleagues ever had was to make an oratorio out of John Milton's verse–specifically, of Milton's "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso" ("The Happy Man" and "The Pensive Man"), with the libretto cutting back and forth between the two poems to make a sort of dialogue, and with an added conclusion titled "Il Moderato" ("The Moderate Man"). The resulting work has never been as famous as Messiah, but it has always been a special favorite of Handel lovers. The King's Consort made a fine recording of L'Allegro in 1999; the selling point of the present version (which appeared almost exactly one year later) is the cast of soloists, which includes soprano Lynne Dawson and countertenor David Daniels, both genuine Baroque superstars, and tenor Ian Bostridge, current king of the art song.