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John Tilbury, Christian Wolff - Christian Wolff: Early Piano Music 1951-1961 (2002) (Repost)

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John Tilbury, Christian Wolff - Christian Wolff: Early Piano Music 1951-1961 (2002) (Repost)

John Tilbury, Christian Wolff - Christian Wolff: Early Piano Music 1951-1961 (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:32:40 | 238 MB
Genre: Avant-garde, Modern Classical | Label: Matchless Recordings | Catalog: MRCD51

This outstanding two-CD survey of the piano music of Christian Wolff comes courtesy of the composer's longtime friend, pianist John Tilbury, with a little help from Matchless label boss (and fellow AMM mainstay) Eddie Prévost and the composer himself. Wolff's studies with John Cage began at the tender of age of 16, and "For Prepared Piano" (1951) is an affectionate nod toward the rhythmic procedures of his teacher, who sent his student off to the hotbed of avant-garde Europe that same year to meet Pierre Boulez.

Ensemble Capriccioso - Nicolas Bacri: Musique de chambre (2005) (Repost)

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Ensemble Capriccioso - Nicolas Bacri: Musique de chambre (2005) (Repost)

Ensemble Capriccioso - Nicolas Bacri: Musique de chambre (2005)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:57 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Triton | Catalog: TRI 331141

In 2003, six former students from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris founded the ‘Capriccioso’ Ensemble. The group varies in number according to the repertory, but is generally based on the work of six instrumentalists, including violin, viola, cello, clarinet, horn and piano, who recently performed Krzysztof Penderecki’s Sextet.

VA - Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2017 [HDTV 720p]

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VA - Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2017 [HDTV 720p]

VA - Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2017 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 10.8 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448 Kbps, 6 ch | 02:25:10 | 12.5 GB
Classical, Orchestral, Open Air | BR HD | HDTV->TS

Classic at Odeonsplatz is an unique classical open-air event at München, July 15, 2017. Renowned percussionist Martin Grubinger steps in as the soloist, and performs on a typewriter in a Leroy Anderson's piece.

Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough - Calm on the Listening Ear of Night: Choral Works by Rene Clausen & Stephen Paulus (2015)

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Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough - Calm on the Listening Ear of Night: Choral Works by Rene Clausen & Stephen Paulus (2015)

René Clausen & Stephen Paulus: Calm on the Listening Ear of Night (2015)
The Choir of Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68110 | Time: 01:17:22

Stephen Paulus was an astonishingly prolific fixture of the American music scene, with some 600 works to his credit. His sudden death in 2014 left classical music—particularly the worlds of opera and choral music—significantly the poorer, so it’s inevitable that we should see his legacy memorialised with new additions to the catalogue. Royal Holloway’s ‘Calm on the Listening Ear of Night’ sets Paulus’s music in dialogue with another Midwestern composer, René Clausen. It’s Clausen whose musical personality emerges most strongly here in these precise performances. His works offer a distinctively American spin on the fashionable Baltic sound world of Ešenvalds and Vasks that is as appealing as it is generous. In pace, which opens the disc, offers eight minutes of lushly filmic excess.

Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet - David Bruce: Gumboots, Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet (2016)

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Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet - David Bruce: Gumboots, Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet (2016)

Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet - David Bruce: Gumboots, Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:00 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | Catalog: SIGCD448

On this album by clarinetist Julian Bliss, the titular work refers to gumboot dancing, South African miners' dances that during the apartheid era conveyed coded meanings as well as joy in the face of enormous hardship. A look at YouTube will reveal plenty of examples of a form that has been little known outside South Africa. Composer David Bruce's clarinet quintet falls into two parts, an untitled slow "Part One" (track 1) that presumably sets the dark scene of the mine, followed by a second part consisting of five dances.

Frederick Ashton, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Miyako Yoshida, Edward Watson - Henze: Ondine (2010) [Blu-ray]

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Frederick Ashton, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Miyako Yoshida, Edward Watson - Henze: Ondine (2010) [Blu-ray]

Henze - Ondine (Frederick Ashton, Miyako Yoshida, Edward Watson) (2010)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 103 min | 34,1 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 103 min | 5,57 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE

Miyako Yoshida dances the title role originally created for Margot Fonteyn in the hauntingly beautiful underwater world of Ondine, vividly brought to life by The Royal Ballet. Frederick Ashton's shimmering choreography, Lila de Nobili's impressionistic designs and Hans Werner Henze's specially commissioned, vibrant and inventive score, memorably combine to evoke the many moods and colours of the sea.

Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Repost]

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Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Carol Robinson, Quatuor Diotima & Soloists - Morton Feldman: Late Works with Clarinet (2003)

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Carol Robinson, Quatuor Diotima & Soloists - Morton Feldman: Late Works with Clarinet (2003)

Carol Robinson, Quatuor Diotima & Soloists - Morton Feldman: Late Works with Clarinet (2003)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:29 | 228 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Mode | Catalog: mode 119

One of the characteristics of Morton Feldman's music is the way silences are thrown into stark relief. Each silence - freighted with memory, charged with expectation - becomes a unique presence in the music more than merely an absence of it. Though his silences are measured in units of time, they also contain an intimation of infinity. The music of the "classical" tradition slows down, speeds up, layers and otherwise manipulates time. Of the other arts, only cinema plays with our temporal perception to a greater degree.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:45 | 280 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: OD 0950

This recording contains Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Third Piano Concerto "Gift of Dreams" (1998), featuring Vladimir Ashkenazy as soloist and conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Ashkenazy commissioned this work as a concerto which he could conduct while playing the solo part. Having performed the world première, he here delivers the concerto’s first recording.

Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)

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Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)

Deion Cho - Latin American Guitar Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:42 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95094

This young guitarists debut album is the perfect introduction to his artistry, showcasing as it does four leading 20th-century composers of guitar music Antonio José Palacios, Alberto Ginastera, Antonio Lauro and Julio Gentil Montaña composers who in turn represent four different countries and four styles of music that differ widely both aesthetically and in terms of the traditions from which they spring. Among the most promising Spanish composers of his generation, Antonio José was acclaimed by Ravel and counted Lorca and Dali among his associates, but like Lorca, he was executed by a Falangist firing squad during the Spanish Civil War.

Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Hiroshi Wakasugi - Toru Takemitsu, Orchestral Works II: Gemeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)

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Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Hiroshi Wakasugi - Toru Takemitsu, Orchestral Works II: Gemeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works II: Gémeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Hiroshi Wakasugi, Ryusuke Numajiri
Masashi Honma, oboe; Christian Lindberg, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Classical, Contemporaty | Label: Denon | # CO-78944 | Time: 00:59:52

"Gemeaux" (1971-1986) is one of Takemitsu's grandest works in terms of musical arc, scoring and length of gestation. It is written for two orchestras with two conductors, and with solo trombone at one orchestra and solo oboe at the other. As half of it was written during Takemitsu's "modernist apogee" of the turn of the '70s, we find a host of extended techniques, and at one point the soloists even speak through the mouthpieces of their instruments. As the other half of the work belongs to Takemitsu's late period, we find a successful of elegant self-contained gestures, his musical "gardens". The synthesis of two creative periods, however, makes for a piece singular in its impact in Takemitsu's oeuvre.

Stephan Micus - Desert Poems (2001) [Re-Up]

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Stephan Micus - Desert Poems (2001) [Re-Up]

Stephan Micus - Desert Poems (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
World Fusion, Neo-Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM 1757, 159 739-2 | 00:47:23

Desert Poems both consolidates and expands Stephan Micus's solo quest to fashion a music of archetypal, world-ranging import: music–often modal in nature–which would be both as old as the proverbial hills, yet as fresh as tomorrow. If you've followed this multi-instrumentalist's musical odyssey of the past 30-or-so years (this is something like his 15th solo project) you probably won't need any encouragement to buy an album that finds Micus's mastery of such instruments as the sarangi, nay, shakahuchi, steel drum and humble flower pot enhanced by a range of solo and polyphonic vocals. His pan-global sources are filtered to create a somewhat sombre, strongly devotional sense of the deeper rhythms of life to which music may awaken us. Apart from the vocalising on pieces like "Contessa Entellina", standout tracks include the solo shakuhachi feature "First Snow" and an instrumental reworking of "Shen Khar Venakhi", a masterpiece of old Georgian polyphony.

Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)

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Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)

Kronos Quartet - Caravan (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:51 | 319 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559794902

On their 2000 release, the Kronos Quartet has appeared with an album worthy of their name. On Caravan, the quartet uses songs from the world round, with all of them rearranged as needed to fit a string quartet. There are compositions from Yugoslavia ("Pannonia Boundless"), Portugal ("Cancao Verdes Anos" and "Romance No. 1"), India ("Aaj Ki Raat"), Mexico ("La Muerte Chiquita"), Turkey ("Turceasca"), Romania, Hungary, Iran, Lebanon, and Argentina. There are guest artists left and right on the album: Hindustani tabla great Zakir Hussain aids on the Bollywood work "Aaj Ki Raat" (Tonight's the Night).

Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)

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Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)

Kronos Quartet - White Man Sleeps (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:00 | 302 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559791632

This album features the original version of "White Man Sleeps," written in 1982, and "Mbira" from 1980. If you think landmark European 17th/18th century baroque instruments and African musical structures are irreconcilable opposites and you are open enough to change your mind, this is the album for you. These pieces of Kevin Volans belong indeed to the most exciting developments in contemporary music. "White Man Sleeps" features harpsichords and a viola da gamba in African tuning and conventional (non-African) percussion, and "Mbira" is played on percussion and harpsichord.

The Zoo Duet - Michael Nyman: Music For Two Pianos (2004) [Repost]

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The Zoo Duet - Michael Nyman: Music For Two Pianos (2004) [Repost]

The Zoo Duet - Michael Nyman: Music For Two Pianos (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD506 | 00:56:40

Released shortly after the composer's 60th birthday, this album from The Zoo Duet presents works that deserve to be better known. Taking a line for a second walk is vintage Nyman, conceived originally as an orchestral work for Houston Ballet in 1966 and transcribed for two amplified pianos without any loss of its hypnotic intensity. Water Dances began life as music for Peter Greenaway's film Making A Splash and receives its premiere recording in its five-movement form on this disc. (Music Week)