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Steven Isserlis, Thomas Adès - Lieux retrouvés (2012) (Repost)

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Steven Isserlis, Thomas Adès - Lieux retrouvés (2012) (Repost)

Steven Isserlis, Thomas Adès - Lieux retrouvés (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:44 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67948

The coherence of the program on this release by the increasingly popular British cellist Steven Isserlis may not be evident at first glance, but it's a nifty idea, and one with a weight that not so many contemporary composers can comfortably support. What Franz Liszt, Leos Janácek, Gabriel Fauré, and György Kurtág have in common is that they all influenced the last composer on the program, Thomas Adès. This gives you an idea of Adès' eclecticism, which is brought into relief when you hear the strands of music that he likes.

Rosamunde Quartett - Tigran Mansurian: String Quartets (2005)

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Rosamunde Quartett - Tigran Mansurian: String Quartets (2005)

Rosamunde Quartett - Tigran Mansurian: String Quartets (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:19 | 187 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: 4763052

Although Tigran Mansurian has turned to the string quartet medium many times in his career, he has preserved only those mature works that reflect his deepest feelings and speak in a private language of mourning and loss. The chief influences behind the String Quartet No. 1, "In memory of David Chandschian" (1983-1984) and the String Quartet No. 2, "In memory of Eduard Chagagortzian" (1984) are evidently the quartets of Bartók and Shostakovich, though Mansurian has developed a quasi-religious strain derived from Armenian composer Komitas, which tends to make his works resemble the late twentieth century music of Arvo Pärt in its harmonic simplicity and chaste modality.

Henri Demarquette & Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Echoes: Philip Glass & Sergei Rachmaninov (2018)

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Henri Demarquette & Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Echoes: Philip Glass & Sergei Rachmaninov (2018)

Henri Demarquette & Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Echoes: Philip Glass & Sergei Rachmaninov (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 481 629-9 | Time: 00:59:59

Pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell and cellist Henri Demarquette find common ground between Philip Glass and Rachmoninov in this release that revels in both composers passion for sonic storytelling. Presenting a program of personal, dramatic and spiritual music, Mosell and Demarquette perform these selections with intimate ardor.

Quatuor Hermès - Quatuor Hermès: Ravel, Dutilleux & Debussy (2018)

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Quatuor Hermès - Quatuor Hermès: Ravel, Dutilleux & Debussy (2018)

Quatuor Hermès - Quatuor Hermès: Ravel, Dutilleux & Debussy (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:10:33 | 303 Mb
Classical | Label: La Dolce Volta

There is no need by now to introduce the Quatuor Hermès, which has become the most brilliant of the young generation of French quartets thanks to its solid track record of faultless yet never flashy performances.

Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: The Original Jacket Collection (10CD) (2008)

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Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: The Original Jacket Collection (10CD) (2008)

Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein Conducts Bernstein: The Original Jacket Collection (10CD) (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 10:25:07 | xxx MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88697 27988 2

How much do you like Leonard Bernstein? Carnegie Hall is betting you like him a lot as it has collaborated with Sony to prepare this 10-CD set, The Original Jacket Collection: Bernstein Conducts Bernstein. It contains every album Bernstein made of his own music for CBS Records, beginning with his 1950 recording of the Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety" – predating his tenure with the New York Philharmonic by nearly a decade – to the ballet Dybbuk in 1974, recorded with the New York City Ballet Orchestra several years after his departure.

DAFÔ String Quartet - Gorecki: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67 ".Songs Are Sung" (2018)

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DAFÔ String Quartet - Gorecki: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67 ".Songs Are Sung" (2018)

DAFÔ String Quartet - Gorecki: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67 ".Songs Are Sung" (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 179 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | 00:48:37
Classical | Label: Dux Records

The Quartet No. 3 “Songs are Sung,” Op. 67 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki belongs to the late works of the composer, and for a long time it was considered to be his last opused work. It was created in the ‘90s on commission of the Kronos ensemble. The reference to a song in the title is not accidental – the cantabile category, in combination with sometimes dramatic, sometimes doleful and melancholic narration addi-tionally contributes to the Quartet becoming a sui generis chamber echo of the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs No. 3. The perception of the piece is dominated with Górecki’s style, recognisable by almost every music lover, deeply emotional, introvert, frugal and at the same time extremely moving. The Dafô Quartet, the first female string quartet in Poland, have been fascinated with contemporary music performance from the beginning of their activity; they belong to the most outstanding performers of Polish chamber music.

Krzysztof Herdzin & Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Composer's Concert Live: Krzysztof Herdzin (2013/2018)

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Krzysztof Herdzin & Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Composer's Concert Live: Krzysztof Herdzin (2013/2018)

Krzysztof Herdzin & Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Composer's Concert Live: Krzysztof Herdzin (2013/2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 253 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 123 Mb | 00:53:31
Classical | Label: Dux Records

The Phenomenon of Krzysztof Herdzin’s music lies first and foremost in its diversity. It is a natural consequence, as it were, of the versatility of a musician who combines the activities of a pianist, conductor, arranger and producer. This CD contains the ‘live’ recordings of several pieces that are stylistically diverse, yet for some listeners certain inspirations of the composer will surely be easily recognizable such as Poulenc, Bacewicz and Shostakovich.

Miklos Rozsa - Fedora: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1978) Limited Edition 2014

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Miklos Rozsa - Fedora: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1978) Limited Edition 2014

Miklós Rózsa - Fedora: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1978) Limited Edition 2014
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 307 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Encore | # VCL 1114 1154 | Time: 00:56:39

Here’s a Varèse Encore release of another very early title from our CD Club. Miklós Rózsa’s luminous Fedora was actually just the second title released from the original Varèse CD Club, way back in 1989! It’s been out of print, expensive and hard to get ever since. But now the timing is perfect. We are so excited about making this late-Rózsa classic available once again. As a special bonus, this Encore Edition also retains the Crisis Guitar Suite, performed by Daryl Denning.

Jean Françaix - 100 Anniversary Box (2012)

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Jean Françaix - 100 Anniversary Box (2012)

Jean Françaix - 100 Anniversary Box (2012)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 944 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 526 Mb | 03:47:43
Classical | Label: Wergo

Jean Françaix declared motto of always having aimed to create "musique pour faire plaisir" partially conceals the great variability and frequent inscrutability of the music created by this composer, born in Le Mans in 1912. Françaix succeeded in finding and consolidating his own style at an early stage and became known almost overnight in 1932: According to the critic Heinrich Strobel, this work communicated the impression of "fresh water gushing forth from the source with the elegant originality of all natural elements and at the same time appears as the creation of an artist with a clarity and awareness seldom observed in our time." He retained his mastery of composition which effervesced with ingenious ideas and musical humour and his ability to combine musical grace and irony up to an advanced age. 2012 sees the 100th birthday of Jean Françaix. In an anniversary box, WERGO has compiled selected works from original recordings (CDs and LP from our program), showing the wide range of music by the French composer and pianist.

Sao Paulo SO; John Neschling - Camargo Guarnieri: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4; Abertura Festiva (2003)

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Sao Paulo SO; John Neschling - Camargo Guarnieri: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4; Abertura Festiva (2003)

Camargo Guarnieri: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4; Abertura Festiva (2003)
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra; John Neschling, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1290 | Time: 00:58:04

Continuing its excellent series of Guarnieri Symphonies, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra under John Neschling presents another program of marvelous music that deserves the widest possible exposure outside of its native Brazil. Guarnieri's First Symphony was composed in 1944 and dedicated to Serge Koussevitsky. It's as fine an example of American (in the widest sense) neo-classicism as anything by Copland, Harris, or Piston, and it's worth pointing out that this confidently mature work actually precedes much of those composers' symphonic output, as it does, say, Tippett's, whose rhythmic complexity and contrapuntal business it in some ways resembles. The central slow movement, marked "Profundo", is particularly well sustained and supports the composer's claim to be regarded a major 20th century symphonist.

Kremerata Musica; Gidon Kremer - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires (1998) Reissue 2018, 2CDs

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Kremerata Musica; Gidon Kremer - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires (1998) Reissue 2018, 2CDs

Astor Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires (1998) Reissue 2018, 2CDs
Horacio Ferrer, narrator; Julia Zenko, vocal; Jairo, vocal; Buenos Aires Lyric Chorus
Kremerata Musica; Gidon Kremer, conductor & violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Tango Operita | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295738174 | 01:34:26

A rendition of a tango operita, commissioned by the Argentinian Ministry of Culture (this rendition anyway), was revived by violinist Gidon Kremer, who had such a love for the original LPs from Piazzolla and Horacio Ferrer that he wanted to recreate the music. Ferrer was kept on as El Duende (the Goblin) – the role that he created when he wrote the libretto thirty years earlier. Regrettably, Piazzolla had passed on prior to the remake. Nonetheless, the arrangements and orchestrations are remarkable. The suffering and the passion of Maria (the main character in the show) are perfectly portrayed by the tango. The music changes forms as her character progresses, taking on traditional tangos, modern tangos, milongas, waltzes, and other styles to reflect changes in Maria. The music is always well-composed. This is an opera for the display of modern music, and the tango of Piazzolla is modern music at its finest.

VA - Unforgettable Melodies (1991) 2 CDs

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VA - Unforgettable Melodies (1991) 2 CDs

VA - Unforgettable Melodies (1991) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 716 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 314 Mb | Scans included
Label: Music for Pleasure/EMI | # CD-DL 1120/CDM 7 96619 2 | 02:01:33
Easy Listening, Instrumental, Classical, Soundtracks

40 great tracks. The orchestras of Franck Pourcel, Ron Goodwin, Geoff Love, Manuel And The Music Of Mountains play 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Never On A Sunday', 'Love Theme from 'The Godfather', 'Moon River from 'Breakfast At Tiffany's', 'Summertime from 'Porgy & Bess', 'Autumn Leaves', 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' from the '2001-a Space Odyssey', 'Chi Mai', 'Clair De Lune' and many more…

ARC Ensemble - Laks: Chamber Works (2017)

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ARC Ensemble - Laks: Chamber Works (2017)

ARC Ensemble - Laks: Chamber Works (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:23:04 | 306 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

Following the Grammy nominated Volume 2 featuring the music of Fitelberg, the Canadian ARC Ensemble presents Volume 3 in its "Music in Exile" series, dedicated to the music of Szymon Laks. Born in Warsaw in 1901, Laks studied in Paris before being deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. He soon joined and conducted the Auschwitz orchestra (his auditioning with a 'Jewish' work - Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - went unnoticed). Although the trauma of his imprisonment left him alienated and reclusive, few of his works refer specifically to the Holocaust.

Sir Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Bliss: The Beatitudes, Introduction and Allegro & God Save the Queen (2018)

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Sir Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Orchestra - Bliss: The Beatitudes, Introduction and Allegro & God Save the Queen (2018)

Sir Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Chorus & BBC Symphony Orchestra - Bliss: The Beatitudes, Introduction and Allegro & God Save the Queen (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 282 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | 01:06:27
Classical, Choral, Opera | Label: Chandos Records

Excelling in recordings of Delius, Elgar, and Holst, Sir Andrew Davis here presents a spirited programme of works by Sir Arthur Bliss. It follows a recording of Morning Heroes that made the top recommendations of 2015; likewise recorded in surround-sound, it conveys the energy of both the exceptional soloists and the impeccable BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Premiered along with Britten’s War Requiem at the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1962, but hardly ever heard since, The Beatitudes is remarkable for its dramatic intensity, ‘full of contrast and striking orchestral effects’, as The Times noted after a recent Barbican performance given by the same forces. The reviewer added that ‘soprano Emily Birsan was silvery clear, well supported by the tenor Ben Johnson. And the biggest round of applause should go to the BBC Symphony Chorus, full of passion.’ To complete the album are an arrangement of the national anthem having all the flair that made the tenure of Bliss as Master of the Queen’s Music distinctive and successful, as well as the virtuosic Introduction and Allegro, dedicated to Stokowski and inspired by the powerful sound of American orchestras post-World War I.

Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - Crossing Borders (2017/2018)

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Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - Crossing Borders (2017/2018)

Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - Crossing Borders (2017/2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 251 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | 00:58:30
Classical, Choral | Label: Dacapo Records

Paul Hillier and ArsNova Copenhagen continue their exploration of Danish vocal music. The main work here, Line Tjørnhøj’sVoxReportage, was composed in close cooperation with the artists, and weaves various sources together –including 1981 Nobel laureate Elias Canetti, Chelsea Manning, and Rabi’ahal Adawiyya(8th-century Iraq) –to create a ‘reportage’ on the nature of humanity over the past thousand years. In Carl Nielsen’s Three Motets, Renaissance polyphony and the composer’s more personal style are molded into something fresh and powerful; the Swedish Romantic composer Stenhammarsets Danish texts, while Holmboesets British border ballads. Everything about this album crosses borders of one kind or another!