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Heidi Louise Williams - Drive American (2011) [Repost]

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Heidi Louise Williams - Drive American (2011) [Repost]

Heidi Louise Williams - Drive American (2011)
works by John Adams, Joan Tower, Daniel Crozier, Chen Yi, Augusta Read Thomas, William Bolcom

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Albany | # TROY1298 | Time: 01:18:19

A superlative program of piano music by American composers is offered by pianist Heidi Williams. The oldest work on the program dates from 1988 (William Bolcom) and the most recent was written in 2009 (Daniel Crozier), giving us a snapshot of what American composers have been writing for piano in the past 25 years. Praised by New York critic Harris Goldsmith for her ¨dazzling performances¨ and ¨impeccable solistic authority,¨ American pianist Heidi Louise Williams has appeared in performances across the United States and internationally. Her concert schedule has included solo and chamber music recitals at the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Brevard Summer Music Festival, the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a debut recital in St. Louis as winner of its 2000 Artist Presentation Society Auditions, as well as concerto appearances with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, and others. Williams is on the piano faculty at the Florida State University College of Music. She completed her BM, MM, and DMA degrees at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland.

Mirusia - This Time Tomorrow (2016)

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Mirusia - This Time Tomorrow (2016)

Mirusia - This Time Tomorrow (2016)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 46:35 min | 110 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Vocal | Label: Timbre Records

Mirusia is an Australian-Dutch soprano and has gained worldwide fame as soloist with Andre Rieu. She studied opera at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia and at the age of 21, Mirusia was announced as the youngest winner ever of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award. After this prestigious win she has gone on to win many more awards and break many records with Andre Rieu and as a solo artist.

Vilos Trio - Johanna Doderer: The Piano Trios (2014)

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Vilos Trio - Johanna Doderer: The Piano Trios (2014)

Vilos Trio - Johanna Doderer: The Piano Trios (2014)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 59:57 min | 146 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Capriccio Records

Johanna Doderer is an Austrian composer. She studied composition in Graz with Beat Furrer (composition), later in Vienna with Klaus Peter Sattler (composition for film and media) and with Erich Urbanner (composition). Her current work ranges broadly from Chamber Music to orchestral work, and to 6 operas. “The classical instrumentation of a piano trio is a demanding task. It’s like a small orchestra. In terms of artistry, technique and knowledge, you have to be good enough to meet the sound a piano trio can produce. It’s absolute music.”- Die Presse

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Repost]

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Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013) [Repost]

Nicola Benedetti - The Violin (2013)
Vivaldi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Frédéric Chopin, P.I. Tchaikovsky
Jules Massenet, Max Bruch, Vittorio Monti, Nigel Hess, John Williams, Carlos Gardel

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 5338 DH | Time: 01:16:06

Just 26 years old, Nicola Benedetti has been making chart-topping recordings for 10 years. This album celebrates the best of those recordings, and her other successes – from winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004, to her 2012 best-selling album ‘The Silver Violin’, the highest charting classical instrumental album in the UK of the last two decades. A collection of great violin music – from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending to the Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos and Arvo Part’s Spiegel Im Spiegel. Featuring brand new recordings – Brahms’ invigorating Hungarian Dance no. 5, Monti’s ever-popular Czardas, and Chopin’s emotional Nocturne in C# minor. The album includes Nicola performing with leading orchestras and conductors, as well as some of her favorite chamber players. This album showcases the incredible range of Nicola’s playing and demonstrates her wide appeal. In January 2013 Nicola was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music and charity.

Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno - Finding Shore (2017)

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Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno - Finding Shore (2017)

Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno - Finding Shore (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:49:00 | 112 Mb
Ambient, Electronic, Modern Classical | Label: Dead Oceans

Dead Oceans is happy to welcome the pianist Tom Rogerson to the roster. His elegant and evocative debut, Finding Shore, a 13-track collaboration that began after Rogerson met Brian Eno outside the toilets after a gig, arrives December 8th.

Chilly Gonzales - Chambers (2015)

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Chilly Gonzales - Chambers (2015)

Chilly Gonzales - Chambers (2015)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 39:43 min | 94 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Gentle Threat Records

Chilly Gonzales, Canadian pianist and entertainer, is back with his highly anticipated followup to Solo Piano II - Chambers, an album for piano and string quartet. This is the pianist's modern take on classical chamber music, with Hamburg's Kaiser Quartett at his side. Chilly Gonzales has always maintained he's a man of his time, and he has made music with some of the great practitioners of electronic and rap music, such as Drake, Daft Punk and Boys Noize.

Esa-Pekka Salonen - Out of Nowhere - Leila Josefowicz (2012) {Deutsche Grammophon B0017521-02}

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Esa-Pekka Salonen - Out of Nowhere - Leila Josefowicz (2012) {Deutsche Grammophon B0017521-02}

Esa-Pekka Salonen - Out of Nowhere - Leila Josefowicz (2012) {Deutsche Grammophon B0017521-02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 196 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 34 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Deutsche Grammophon | B0017521-02
Classical / Modern Classical / Concerto / Violin

Renowned as one of the world's leading conductors, Esa-Pekka Salonen is also a gifted composer of highly expressive, colorful, and idiomatic music that has found a growing audience. His Violin Concerto (2009) won the 2012 Grawemeyer Prize and was composed for Leila Josefowicz, who performs as soloist with Salonen and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra on this Deutsche Grammophon release. The dazzling virtuosity of the violin part translates into equally flashy writing for the orchestra, and it's apparent that Salonen wrote with a conductor's ear for all the instruments' capabilities, not primarily for the violin above an indifferent accompaniment.

VA - Festive Greetings from Hibernate & Home Normal (2011) {hibernate}

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VA - Festive Greetings from Hibernate & Home Normal (2011) {hibernate}

VA - Festive Greetings from Hibernate & Home Normal (2011) {hibernate}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 62 mb
Genre: electronic, dialogue, musique concrète, modern classical, neofolk, drone, ambient, acoustic, downtempo, field recording, experimental, avant-garde

Festive Greetings from Hibernate & Home Normal was a very limited edition Christmas compilation CD released as a collaboration between the hibernate and Home Normal labels. Only 100 copies were given away for free at the Hibernate/Home Normal Christmas show on 18 December, 2011, packaged in a white, hand-stamped envelope with gatefold insert.

Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)

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Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)

Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal | Label: æon | # AECD 1757 | Time: 01:00:10

Through a repertoire of Consort Songs for five violas and countertenor, the Céladon Ensemble tries to underline the obvious artistic connections between the music of english Renaissance and contemporary music. This parentage, this harmonic, rhythmic and poetic logic, opens a whole field of exploration into sound identity and tradition. How have such seemingly different composers, belonging to remote eras, dealt with timbre fusion in a similar way, with the same desire to deeply affect, to create a full-bodied sound, both powerful and soothing? The two eras are not placed in opposition for this concert, as Michael Nyman’s music arises naturally from that of his predecessors; on the contrary, it is a clever mix of genres that points out to surprising similarities between these works : we could easily believe that Tye’s Sit Fast was composed very recently. From one century to the next, we face a testimony brought to song by the timbre of a countertenor, the intensity of a violas consort that carries a certain magic, the paradoxical expression of a voice which is solitary but also becomes a seventh instrument, one of the violas.

Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012) [Repost]

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Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012) [Repost]

Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Channel Classics | # CCSSA33912 | 01:02:58

Since their first encounter in May 2011, Lavinia Meijer has worked with some frequency with Philip Glass, even though he has never written solo works specifically for the harp. However, many of his piano works and piano transcriptions, after minor adjustments, prove to be well suited to the modern pedal harp. Initially, Lavinia Meijer added Glass's five movement Metamorphosis to her repertoire, on the instigation of the undersigned, the Amsterdam gallery owner Robert Malasch and the American composer himself. After a first and successful performance (in the composer's presence) in the Amsterdam 'pop temple' The Melkweg, a first official recording was made for Channel Classics in June 2011 in the Dutch town of Schiedam. Since this recording was exclusively intended for a brief national marketing campaign, it has now been followed up by this complete Glass CD for international distribution. Lavinia Meijer is recognized worldwide as one of the most successful rising stars. Besides performing the standard harp repertoire Lavinia Meijer is very keen on playing modern music.

Daniel Hope - Spheres (2013) [Repost]

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Daniel Hope - Spheres (2013) [Repost]

Daniel Hope - Spheres (2013)
Ludovico Einaudi, Philip Glass, Johann Paul von Westhoff, Gabriel Fauré, Lera Auerbach
Arvo Pärt, Elena Kats-Chernin, Alex Baranowski, Gabriel Prokofiev, Aleksey Igudesman
Max Richter, Karl Jenkins, Johann Sebastian Bach, Michael Nyman, Karsten Gundermann
Daniel Hope (violin); Jacques Ammon (piano); Members of the Rundfunkchor Berlin
Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin; Simon Halsey, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb | 01:14:48
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 0571

Award-winning violinist Daniel Hope presents an eclectic and accessible mix of neo-Baroque, minimalist and soundtrack favourites, including works and arrangements by contemporary masters like Ludovico Einaudi, Arvo Pärt, Karl Jenkins, Max Richter, Gabriel Prokofiev, Alex Baranowski and many more. “Spheres” features a curated collection of repertoire celebrating the idea, first brought forward by Pythagoras, that planetary movement creates its own kind of music, bringing beauty, harmony and simplicity to our complex solar system. This idea has fascinated philosophers, musicians, and mathematicians for centuries. Featured as main soloist on Max Richter’s acclaimed “Vivaldi Recomposed”, Hope is known for an effortless classical sound and intriguing approach to repertoire. Music of reflection, contemplation and relaxation.

Philip Glass - Visitors: Original Film Soundtrack (2013) [Re-Up]

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Philip Glass - Visitors: Original Film Soundtrack (2013) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - Visitors: Original Film Soundtrack (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0089 | 01:17:52

Orange Mountain Music presents the original motion picture soundtrack to Visitors, the new film by acclaimed director Godfrey Reggio with an original score by Philip Glass performed by the Bruckner Orchester Linz conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. Glass and Reggio have a collaborative relationship dating back over thirty years including past collaborations on Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi. Visitors is Reggio's first film in over a decade and inspired an elegant evocative score from Glass. This recording was produced by long-time Glass collaborator Kurt Munkacsi. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of 2013.

Nashville SO; Giancarlo Guerrero - Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)

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Nashville SO; Giancarlo Guerrero - Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)

Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)
Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Tracy Silverman, electric violin; Todd Wilson, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Modern Creative | Label: Naxos | # 8.559739 | 01:09:19

Terry Riley’s name will always be associated with his breakthrough work In C, but his influence on modern music has stretched far beyond minimalism. Both of the works on this recording reveal Riley’s spirit of exploration and his close collaboration with remarkable musicians. Commissioned by the Nashville Symphony, The Palmian Chord Ryddle is a kind of musical autobiography in which electric violin pioneer Tracy Silverman’s “one-man string quartet” sets the pace for the sparse, translucent orchestration. At the Royal Majestic is another recent example of Riley’s work with a symphony orchestra and a virtuosic soloist, in this case organist Todd Wilson. Its title refers to “the mighty Wurlitzer housed in grand movie palaces,” and the music draws on a wide variety of genres including gospel, ragtime, Baroque chorales, and boogie.

Pianohooligan - 24 Preludes & Improvisations (2017)

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Pianohooligan - 24 Preludes & Improvisations (2017)

Pianohooligan - 24 Preludes & Improvisations (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:35:09 | 316 Mb
Jazz, Classical, Piano | Label: Decca Records

Piotr Orzechowski is one of the most interesting pianists of the new generation of Polish jazz musicians. The pianist perfectly finds himself playing both classical and jazz music. It moves in complex harmonic structures in an ostentatious way pretending that it does not feel any creative effort. Such as "pianohooligan".

Enternational Contemporary Ensemble, Lawrence String Quartet - John Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony & String Quartet (2011)

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Enternational Contemporary Ensemble, Lawrence String Quartet - John Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony & String Quartet (2011)

Enternational Contemporary Ensemble, Lawrence String Quartet - John Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony & String Quartet (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:00 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 523014-2

In terms of the scale of his compositions, John Adams' career is somewhat anomalous for a contemporary composer. While the usual pattern tends to be for a composer to begin a career writing smaller pieces (which have a far likelier chance of being performed) and then expanding to larger forms as his or her reputation grows, Adams (with very few exceptions) was writing large-scale operas and orchestral and choral works starting in the early '80s and didn't begin devoting himself to chamber music with any regularity until the mid-'90s.