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Du Yun & Abigail Fischer & Kyle Pfortmiller - Angel's Bone (2017)

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Du Yun & Abigail Fischer &  Kyle Pfortmiller - Angel's Bone (2017)

Du Yun & Abigail Fischer & Kyle Pfortmiller - Angel's Bone (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:25:51 | 197 Mb
Contemporary Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: VIA Records

Angel s Bone is a new work of opera-theatre by composer Du Yun and librettist Royce Vavrek that follows the plight of two angels whose nostalgia for earthly delights has, mysteriously, brought them back to our world. They are found battered and bruised from their long journey by a man and his wife. The married couple is in the midst of a financial crisis, they seem to have grown far apart from one another in this marriage, and the unspoken aggression between them is palpable; nevertheless, Mr. and Mrs. X.E. set out to nurse the wounded angels back to health: they bathe them, wash the dirt from their nails… then lock them in a room, leaving them a claw foot bathtub for a shared bed, and decide to exploit these magical beings for wealth and personal gains.

Olivier Latry, Jean-Willy Kunz, Kent Nagano - Camille Saint-Saëns, Kaija Saariaho, Samy Moussa (2015)

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Olivier Latry, Jean-Willy Kunz, Kent Nagano - Camille Saint-Saëns, Kaija Saariaho, Samy Moussa (2015)

Camille Saint-Saëns, Kaija Saariaho, Samy Moussa (2015)
Symphony and New Works for Organ and Orchestra
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano, conductor
Olivier Latry, organ; Jean-Willy Kunz, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | # AN 2 8779 | Time: 01:06:28

This album is the recording of the inaugural concert of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique at the Maison Symphonique in Montreal. For grandeur, majesty and sheer tonal opulence, few symphonies can stand beside the Third Symphony of Saint-Saëns. The prominent contribution from the organ, the “King of Instruments,” provides an additional measure of imposing sonority to the work. The entire symphony is based on the principle of continual transformation of a “motto” theme. This theme makes its first full appearance in the restless series of short detached notes in the violins, following the slow, mysterious introduction. The attentive ear will pick out this theme in its rhythmic and coloristic metamorphoses throughout the symphony – at varying times flowing and lyrical, detached and fragmented, broad and noble, or agitated and restless. Olivier Latry is organist at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and organ professor at the Paris Conservatory. His appointment to France’s premier cathedral in 1985 at the age of 23 propelled him onto the international scene: he has appeared in more than 50 countries and on all five continents, as a recitalist or with orchestra.

Antonio Meneses, Víctor Pablo Pérez - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra (1999)

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Antonio Meneses, Víctor Pablo Pérez - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra (1999)

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra (1999)
Antonio Meneses, cello; Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Víctor Pablo Pérez, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Auvidis-Valois | # V 4843 | Time: 01:04:12

These three magnificent works belong in the repertoire of cellists everywhere. They are full of Villa-Lobos’ signature exotic instrumental textures, folk-like melodies, and abundant invention. They are also harder than hell to play, and difficult to balance. Villa-Lobos was a cellist himself, and loved the instrument’s low, dark register. Penetrating his dense orchestration without making the instrument sound like a dying cow is just one of the many challenges facing cellists attempting to come to grips with this marvelously expressive music, though recordings can solve this problem with sensitive microphone placement. Antonio Meneses understands both the music and its performance problems, and his lower register manages to sound gruff without undue signs of bovine distress. He’s helped by some very sensitive accompaniments; Pérez projects the music’s lush timbres without laying it on too thick.

Sofia Gubaidulina - Sonnengesang - NDR Chor, Philipp Ahmann (2016) {BIS Digital Download}

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Sofia Gubaidulina - Sonnengesang - NDR Chor, Philipp Ahmann (2016) {BIS Digital Download}

Sofia Gubaidulina - Sonnengesang - NDR Chor, Philipp Ahmann (2016) {BIS Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 205 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
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© 2016 BIS Records | BIS-2276 SACD
Classical / Contemporary Classical

A profoundly spiritual composer, Sofia Gubaidulina has said that ‘True art for me is always religious, it will always involve collaborating with God.’ As the present disc demonstrates, it is therefore less than fruitful to try to divide her music into sacred and secular compositions. Jauchzt vor Gott, the opening work, is here being released on disc for the first time. The nine-minute piece for choir and organ sets three verses from Psalm 66, and opens with a long cappella section on the word jauchzt, ‘rejoice’. At this point, the organ enters with an extensive solo involving a massive dynamic intensification, after which choir and organ continue together in music which makes the concept of contrast a determining element.

Gideon Lewensohn - Odradek (2002) {ECM New Series 1781}

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Gideon Lewensohn - Odradek (2002) {ECM New Series 1781}

Gideon Lewensohn - Odradek (2002) {ECM New Series 1781}
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© 2002 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1781
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Chamber Music

The ECM New Series debut of Israeli composer Gideon Lewensohn, 'Odradek' is comprised entirely of premiere recordings. Lewensohn is increasingly recognised as one of the freshest voices in contemporary music and the title piece from this album, the 'Odradek Quartet' won First Prize in the International Competition of the Italian Academy of Arts and Letters. Lewensohn's music defies easy categorisation. It is by turns, playful, serious, ironic, caustic, beautiful. The composer defines his own role as that of a commentator on culture - sometimes from a specifically Jewish perspective - and the range of musical-historical references in the work is vast. In his compositions, Lewnsohn pays tribute to Kurtág, Kancheli, Lutoslawski, Shostakovich, Bartók, Mahler, Rochberg, the Hilliard Ensemble, ragtime composer Scott Joplin and many others.

André Jolivet - Troisième Symphonie, Concerto Pour Piano & Orchestre, 1er Concerto Pour Violoncelle & Orchestre (1992)

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André Jolivet - Troisième Symphonie, Concerto Pour Piano & Orchestre, 1er Concerto Pour Violoncelle & Orchestre (1992)

André Jolivet - Troisième Symphonie, Concerto Pour Piano & Orchestre, 1er Concerto Pour Violoncelle & Orchestre (1992)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 324.80 Mb | 70:35 | Covers
Orchestral | Label: Solstice (SOCD 81)

André Jolivet (1905 – 1974) was a French composer. Known for his devotion to French culture and musical thought, Jolivet drew on his interest in acoustics and atonality, as well as both ancient and modern musical influences, particularly on instruments used in ancient times. He composed in a wide variety of forms for many different types of ensembles. Jolivet's aesthetic ideals underwent many changes throughout his career. His initial desire as an adolescent was to write music for the theater, which inspired his first compositions, including music for a ballet. Claude Debussy, Paul Dukas, and Maurice Ravel were to be his next influences after he heard a concert of their work in 1919; he composed several piano pieces while training to become a teacher before going to study with Le Flem.

Keith Jarrett - Book Of Ways (1987) {2CD ECM 1344~45}

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Keith Jarrett - Book Of Ways (1987) {2CD ECM 1344~45}

Keith Jarrett - Book Of Ways (1987) {2CD ECM 1344~45}
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© 1987 ECM Records | ECM 1344/45
Jazz / Classical / Modern Post Bebop / Neo-Classical / Modern Creative / Clavichord

Thanks in no small part to ECM founder Manfred Eicher's patience and indulgence, here we have another of Keith Jarrett's myriad of "special projects" – two CDs of music recorded on a clavichord. This carries Jarrett's anti-electric crusade to a real extreme, the clavichord being a keyboard from J.S. Bach's day, obsolete for over 200 years. The instrument produces a gentle pinging sound like a harpsichord crossed with a zither (the amplified Hohner Clavinet is the closest sound in our time), and Jarrett occasionally tries to stretch the instrument's limited possibilities, hammering percussively on the close-miked strings. Yet for the most part, Jarrett reins in his world-class technique in order to make unpretentiously minimal music on this ancient keyboard. Some of it sounds like folk music, some like new age contemplation, there are convincing neo-baroque musings, and a few of these untitled though numbered selections kick into a higher gear. Sometimes this music is charming; a lot of the time, it gets wearisome. But hey, they also laughed when Keith started putting out massive sets of solo piano…

Irvine Arditti, Gunhild Ott, Bernhard Wambach, Robert HP Platz - Toshio Hosokawa: Solo Concertos, Vol.1 (2009) (Repost)

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Irvine Arditti, Gunhild Ott, Bernhard Wambach, Robert HP Platz - Toshio Hosokawa: Solo Concertos, Vol.1 (2009) (Repost)

Irvine Arditti, Gunhild Ott, Bernhard Wambach, Robert HP Platz - Toshio Hosokawa: Solo Concertos, Vol.1 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:35 | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Neos | Catalog: 10716

Toshio Hosokawa is a Japanese composer born in Hiroshima. This release brings together three concertos written by Hosokawa since his first mature works in the late eighties. They range over a period of roughly ten years, and are each marked by similar musical concerns, concerns treated in different ways according to the particular instrumental forces utilised.

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Kļava - Arvo Pärt: Da pacem Domine (2016)

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Kļava - Arvo Pärt: Da pacem Domine (2016)

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Kļava - Arvo Pärt: Da pacem Domine (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:38 | 262 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1286-2

Estonian composer Arvo Part's timeless music has touched listeners for decades. He is one of the most performed living composers. This new release features eight choral pieces which were written between 1988 and 2012. These works feature some of Part's finest vocal writing, especially in the three-movement Triodion and the seven-movement Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen.

Sofia Gubaidulina - The Canticle Of The Sun (2012) {ECM New Series 2256}

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Sofia Gubaidulina - The Canticle Of The Sun (2012) {ECM New Series 2256}

Sofia Gubaidulina - The Canticle Of The Sun (2012) {ECM New Series 2256}
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© 2012 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2256 / 476 4662
Classical / Contemporary Classical

Sofia Gubaidulina is one of the originals of our era. A new release comes to us from ECM this week, confirming and extending that idea. Canticle of the Sun (ECM New Series) presents the title work as performed by the Riga Chamber Choir, Maris Sirmais conducting, with Nicolas Altstaedt as cello soloist plus two percussion and celesta. The disk also features the world premiere recording of "The Lyre of Orpheus" with Gidon Kremer as violin soloist, Marta Sudraba, cello soloist and the Kremerata Baltica.

Sofia Gubaidulina - The Canticle of the Sun (2001) {EMI Classics 5 57153 2}

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Sofia Gubaidulina - The Canticle of the Sun (2001) {EMI Classics 5 57153 2}

Sofia Gubaidulina - The Canticle of the Sun (2001) {EMI Classics 5 57153 2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 253 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
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© 2001 EMI Records | EMI Classics | 5 57153 2
Classical / Contemporary Classical

Sofia Gubaidulina (born in the former Soviet Tatar Republic in 1931) has earned immense regard from performers and new music intellectuals for her mingling of sonic innovation with a deep sincerity, and with a respect for the cultural traditions of her homeland. Her music abounds with unfamiliar sounds and equally unfamiliar playing techniques: one of her string quartets has the players bouncing rubber balls off of their instruments' strings. It is impossible, however, to accuse her of innovation for the sake of ego gratification, or merely to shock performers and audiences. Her music, as varied as it is, is consistently personal and honest, and unfailingly humble.

Harald Weiss - Trommelgefluster (1983)

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Harald Weiss - Trommelgefluster (1983)

Harald Weiss - Trommelgefluster (1983)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 148.83 Mb | 38:29 | Scans included
Classical, Percussion, Experimental | Country: Germany | Label: ECM New Series (ECM 1249)

Trommelgeflüster, ein durchkomponiertes Schlagzeugritual, ist in den Jahren 1979/80 entstanden. Die Musik basiert auf einem ständig empfundenen Puls und benutzt neben rhythmischmetrischen Überlagerungen vor allem die Parameter Klangfarbe und Dynamik. Als Instrumentarium dienen Schlaginstrumente aus allen Erdteilen: Trommeln, Gongs, Steeldrum, Tempelblocks, Tam-Tam, Crotales, Peking-Oper-Gongs, Flexaton, Woodblocks, Glocken, Jagos, aber auch Alltagsgegenstände wie Schrotteile, Bleche und Büchsen. Töne und Geräusche werden durch Schlagwerk und Stimme ausschließlich akustisch erzeugt.

Sofia Gubaidulina - And: The feast is in full progress - Ten Preludes for cello (1995) {col legno WWE 1CD 31881}

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Sofia Gubaidulina - And: The feast is in full progress - Ten Preludes for cello (1995) {col legno WWE 1CD 31881}

Sofia Gubaidulina - And: The feast is in full progress - Ten Preludes for cello (1995) {col legno WWE 1CD 31881}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 137 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
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© 1995 col legno | WWE 1CD 31881
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Concerto / Chamber Music

The second cello concerto, entitled: Y: la fiesta está en pleno apogeo – And: The feast is in full progress (1993), is based on a poem by the Chuvash poet Gennadi Aigi. The vision of a raging mass of people awaiting the last Judgment is transformed into music by the composer with gripping, immediate, expressive force, free of graphic patterns. A moment of glory not for Gubaidulina only, but for David Geringas on cello, too. And as a bonus on this CD: Diez Preludios –Ten Preludes for Cello, in Vladimir Tonkha’s equally inspired interpretation. Both cellists are the dedicatees of the works they perform.

Peter Michael Hamel - 3 Albums (1980-1983)

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Peter Michael Hamel - 3 Albums (1980-1983)

Peter Michael Hamel - 3 Albums (1980-1983)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 680 Mb | 02:56:14
Electronic, Classical | Country: Germany

Peter Michael Hamel (born 15 July 1947 in Munich) is a German composer. His works have been associated with the minimalist style of composition, and in the late 1970s with the New Simplicity movement. He is the son of the film director Peter Hamel. Hamel studied musical composition, psychology and sociology in Munich and Berlin with teachers including Günter Bialas and Carl Dahlhaus. He then continued his education abroad, spending several extensive periods in Asia (Fricke 2001). In 1970, he founded "Between", an international group dedicated to improvisational music with whom he made 6 records on the intuition/WERGO label and in 1978 in Munich, he founded the Freies Musikzentrum, an institute for musical education and therapy. In 1978, his book Through Music to the Self (Hamel 1978) was published in English translation, obtaining wide circulation in Europe and the U.S.

Seiji Ozawa & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Orchestre de Paris - Stravinsky / Janacek / Bartok / Lutoslawski (1998)

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Seiji Ozawa & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Orchestre de Paris - Stravinsky / Janacek / Bartok / Lutoslawski (1998)

Seiji Ozawa & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Orchestre de Paris - Stravinsky: The Firebird / Janacek: Sinfonietta / Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra / Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra (1998)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:12:54 | 650 Mb
Contemporary Classical | Label: EMI Classics (Double Forte Series)

2CD anthology of two albums previously released by EMI, with Seiji Ozawa conducting the Orchestre de Paris and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A rare, hard to find recording of historical value.