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Alexandr Arutiunian - Orchestral Compositions - Symphony, Festive Overture, Violin Concerto (2002)

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Alexandr Arutiunian - Orchestral Compositions - Symphony, Festive Overture, Violin Concerto (2002)

Alexandr Arutiunian - Orchestral Compositions - Symphony, Festive Overture, Violin Concerto (V. Gergiev, R. Mangasarian, K. Orbelian, I.Grubert) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 324.35 MB
Classical | Label: Alexandr Arutiunian

Alexander Arutiunian was born on 2 September 1920 in Yerevan, where he received his education (he later completed his training under Genrikh Litinsky in Moscow in the period 1946–48). During the fifty years of his composing career Arutiunian has written a large number of instrumental concertos, rhapsodies, poems for piano, violin and cello, flute, oboe, female voice and orchestra, and also the first Armenian concertos for brass instruments: the trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba. As a result of his interest in brass instruments, he wrote his Armenian Sketches quintet that became a repertory piece. His vocal and orchestral works has strengthened the international acclaim accorded to him. Arutiunian holds titles including Professor of Composition of the Conservatoire of Yerevan, People’s Artist of 1 ashug: a Caucasian folk singer and poet
© 1997 Svetlana Sarkisyan

Ju Hee Suh, RSO Frankfurt, Muhai Tang - Ernesto Halffter: Symphonic Works (1998)

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Ju Hee Suh, RSO Frankfurt, Muhai Tang - Ernesto Halffter: Symphonic Works (1998)

Ernesto Halffter: Rapsodia Portuguesa, Deux Esquisses Symphoniques, Sinfonietta in D (1998)
Ju Hee Suh, Piano; Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt; Muhai Tang, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 999 493-2 | Time: 01:01:32

A devoted disciple of Falla, Ernesto Halffter (less avant-garde a composer than his older brother Rodolfo or his more famous nephew Cristobal) gave up so much of his time and energy to the colossal task of making sense of, and completing, his mentor’s Atlantida that his own output remained modest, consisting chiefly of a chamber opera, ballets, concertos for violin and for guitar, and a handful of other works. The first of his Esquisses symphoniques (written before he was 20), the exuberant “Chanson du lanternier”, is heavily indebted to early Stravinsky: more individual (though with Debussian overtones) and very impressive both for its orchestral writing and its eloquence, is the second, “Paysage mort”. But it was his sizeable Sinfonietta, completed shortly afterwards in 1925, which really attracted attention at home and abroad. There have been three or four previous recordings of it (including the very last recording – on Spanish Columbia – made by the conductor Ataulfo Argenta), but none are currently in the catalogue.

Arutiunian - Chamber Compositions (E.Oganesian, A.Kosemian, M.Abramian, trio 'Verder') (2002)

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Arutiunian - Chamber Compositions (E.Oganesian, A.Kosemian, M.Abramian, trio 'Verder') (2002)

Arutiunian - Chamber Compositions (E.Oganesian, A.Kosemian, M.Abramian, trio 'Verder') (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 247.74 MB
Classical | Label: Alexandr Arutiunian

Alexander Arutiunian was born on 2 September 1920 in Yerevan, where he received his education (he later completed his training under Genrikh Litinsky in Moscow in the period 1946–48). During the fifty years of his composing career Arutiunian has written a large number of instrumental concertos, rhapsodies, poems for piano, violin and cello, flute, oboe, female voice and orchestra, and also the first Armenian concertos for brass instruments: the trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba. As a result of his interest in brass instruments, he wrote his Armenian Sketches quintet that became a repertory piece. His vocal and orchestral works has strengthened the international acclaim accorded to him. Arutiunian holds titles including Professor of Composition of the Conservatoire of Yerevan, People’s Artist of 1 ashug: a Caucasian folk singer and poet
© 1997 Svetlana Sarkisyan

Lavinia Meijer - Salzedo, Caplet, Ibert: Works for Harp (2008)

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Lavinia Meijer - Salzedo, Caplet, Ibert: Works for Harp (2008)

Lavinia Meijer - Salzedo, Caplet, Ibert: Works for Harp (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 75:45 | 229 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS SA 28908

Korean-born Dutch harpist Lavinia Meijer states as her goal "to make the harp better known as a solo instrument, with all its possibilities which are often still unknown to the wider audience." With this release she accomplishes her goal, not so much technically as musically. The harp does not do so much here that the attentive listener to the big early film scores won't have heard before. But Meijer's album falls nicely into the group of releases that are reconstructing the virtuoso solo repertoire of a century ago, rediscovering gems that were swept aside by self-serving modernist imperatives.

Utah SO / Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1966/1967, CD Reissue 2004) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

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Utah SO / Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1966/1967, CD Reissue 2004) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Utah Symphony Orchestra / Maurice Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 253 MB | Full Artwork: 38 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Vanguard # ATM CD 1507 | Country/Year: US 2004, 1966/1967
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"Wonderful music conjuring up pastoral England before four wheel drives and second homes. Sound generally very good with wide dynamic range and lush string tone, although the orchestra sounds a little constrained particularly in the Tallis Fantasia, and there is audible background noise in quieter passages. Solo instruments very realistic…" ~sa-cd.net

Armenian Spiritual & Folk Songs. Komitas. Luys (Light). Luys Vocal Quintet (2009)

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Armenian Spiritual & Folk Songs. Komitas. Luys (Light). Luys Vocal Quintet (2009)

Armenian Spiritual & Folk Songs. Komitas. Luys Vocal Quintet (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 36:38 | 256 MB
Classical/Chorus/Sacred/Folk | Label: Luys Vocal Quintet, Naregatsi Art Institute

Dedicated to 140-th Anniversary of Komitas. Author's work my friends.

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ARC Ensemble - Jerzy Fitelberg: String Quartets, Serenade, Sonatine, Nachtmusik (2015)

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ARC Ensemble - Jerzy Fitelberg: String Quartets, Serenade, Sonatine, Nachtmusik (2015)

ARC Ensemble - Jerzy Fitelberg: String Quartets, Serenade, Sonatine, Nachtmusik (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 60:38 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10877

The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Toronto) presents a handful of world premiere recordings on this 2016 release in Chandos' Music in Exile series, focusing on the neglected music of Polish-American composer Jerzy Fitelberg. Once praised by Aaron Copland and Arthur Rubinstein for his cosmopolitan music, and honored with prestigious awards from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation and the Koussevitsky Foundation, Fitelberg was all but forgotten after his death in 1951, due in part because his musical and cultural milieu had been left behind in Europe.

London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)

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London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)

London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 80:13 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10876

The ensemble London Winds, praised by BBC Music for its 'technical accomplishment, expressive commitment and warmth of timbre', presents in this recording great twentieth-century works for winds. It features music by Hindemith, Nielsen, and Janáček, and, from the next generation, Barber and Ligeti. Although not equally prolific (Kleine Kammermusik is Hindemith's single contribution to that genre while winds are generally more prominence in Nielsen's music), all these composers brought the wind repertoire back to prominence, after a quiet period of more than a century. The music is full of playfulness and European folk colours.

Kiri Sings Gershwin (Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Princess Theater Orchestra, John McGlinn)

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Kiri Sings Gershwin (Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Princess Theater Orchestra, John McGlinn)

Kiri Sings Gershwin (Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, New Princess Theater Orchestra, John McGlinn) [1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 317 MB
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog Number: D 170258 | TT: 46’05

Original arrangements of Gershwin tunes are rare these days, but that's what you'll hear in this album by Kiri Te Kanawa. Granted, the arrangements sound somewhat dated according to 21st century tastes, but that's what makes them fascinating. These were like nothing anyone else was writing when the George and Ira first brought them to life. Kiri uses a different, somewhat breathier voice than you might be used to on her classical albums, probably not the type of voice Gershwin had in mind, but I think it generally works pretty well.
By Dennis Brightwell

Alicia de Larrocha, London PO; Fruhbeck de Burgos - Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Albeniz; Turina (1984)

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Alicia de Larrocha, London PO; Fruhbeck de Burgos - Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Albeniz; Turina (1984)

Manuel de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain;
Isaac Albéniz: Rapsodia Española; Joaquín Pérez Turina: Rapsodia sinfonica
Alicia de Larrocha, piano; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 410 289-2 | Time: 00:52:05

This was Alicia de Larrocha’s finest account of Nights in the Gardens of Spain, fully capturing the Andalusian atmosphere of this evocative score. After all, it’s not a work about landscapes and flowers – it’s about love. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos does a superb job of drawing perfume and color out of an English orchestra.

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 7. Chamber Music [1998]

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Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 7. Chamber Music [1998]

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 7. Chamber Music [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 317 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog Number: 62309 | TT: 71’01

These chamber works bring Sony's adventurous, timely Ligeti series to a natural pinnacle. Long the challenger of stylistic stasis and customary demonstrations of excellence, Ligeti has outdone himself here (as he did with the fantastic Mechanical Music release). The Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982) challenges its players to stay in step with each other even while expanding virtuosity to the breaking point. Marie-Luise Neunecker plays such full horn parts that they roll flow over the tonal bounds, as does Saschko Gawriloff's violin and Pierre-Laurent Aimard's piano… –Andrew Bartlett..

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 3. Etudes; Musica Ricercata [1996]

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Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 3. Etudes; Musica Ricercata [1996]

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 3. Etudes; Musica Ricercata [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 266 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog Number: 62308 | TT: 74'02

These chamber works bring Sony's adventurous, timely Ligeti series to a natural pinnacle. Long the challenger of stylistic stasis and customary demonstrations of excellence, Ligeti has outdone himself here (as he did with the fantastic Mechanical Music release). The Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982) challenges its players to stay in step with each other even while expanding virtuosity to the breaking point. Marie-Luise Neunecker plays such full horn parts that they roll flow over the tonal bounds, as does Saschko Gawriloff's violin and Pierre-Laurent Aimard's piano… –Andrew Bartlett..

Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin, NJO, Xian Zhang - Myth: Rosanne Philippens Plays Szymanowski & Stravinsky (2015)

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Rosanne Philippens, Julien Quentin, NJO, Xian Zhang - Myth: Rosanne Philippens Plays Szymanowski & Stravinsky (2015)

Rosanne Philippens - Myth: Rosanne Philippens Plays Szymanowski & Stravinsky (2015)
with Julien Quentin, piano; NJO; Xian Zhang, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCSSA36715 | Time: 01:10:58

Rosanne Philippens is considered one of the most promising violin talents in the Netherlands. Her open and communicative style of performance won her first prizes at competitions including the Dutch National Violin Competition in 2009 and the Freiburg International Violin Competition in 2014. This release from Channel Classics focuses on Polish and Russian works inspired by myths and legends. Philippens is joined by pianist Julien Quentin as well as the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest led by Xian Zhang in performances of Szymanowski's Mythes and Violin Concerto and Stravinsky's Chanson Russe and L'Oiseau de Feu.

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)

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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)
William Harris, Michael Tippett, Thomas Weelkes, James MacMillan, Ivor Gurney, Robert Ramsey
Benjamin Britten, Edmund Rubbra, Michael East, Herbert Howells, Robert Pearsall, Thomas Tomkins

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: CORO | # COR16134 | Time: 01:10:50

Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them? Songs of departure and farewell are deeply rooted in the great tradition of British choral music, nourished by ancient myths of testing journeys, wayside transformations and homecomings. The transcendent nature of music and the power of poetry to challenge and alter perceptions of reality – harnessed by English composers over many centuries – flow through a programme that invites contemplation of life and death, of love and loss, creation and eternity. In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, The Sixteen performs a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.

Rued Langgaard - String Quartets Vol. 1 (Nightingale String Quartet) (2012) {Dacapo}

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Rued Langgaard - String Quartets Vol. 1 (Nightingale String Quartet) (2012) {Dacapo}

Rued Langgaard - String Quartets Vol. 1 (Nightingale String Quartet) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi) | 426 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 260 mb
Classical, Chamber Music, String Quartet | Label: Dacapo

The string quartets of Danish music's eccentric outsider Rued Langgaard (1893-1952) are passionate works of the composer's youth, representing both his nostalgically romantic side and his profoundly visionary modernity. For the first time on CD, this recording series presents all 9 quartets in the award-winning young Nightingale String Quartet's distinctly dramatic interpretation based on the revised Rued Langgaard Edition.