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La Fine Equipe - La boulangerie (Back Burners) (2018)

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La Fine Equipe - La boulangerie (Back Burners) (2018)

La Fine Equipe - La boulangerie (Back Burners) (2018)
Electronic, Trip Hop, Beats | 34:35 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 219 MB
Label: Nowadays Records

Ten years after laying the foundations of La Boulangerie, the four beatmakers never left the hoven. To celebrate this anniversary they have decided to release a new exclusive opus. Loyal to their roots but still looking toward the future, the four beatmakers offer us a collection of revisited oldies and brand new pastries. Fifteen new tracks to wait until the comeback of La Fine Equipe on the roads and the release of a new album due to the beginning of 2019.

Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - St. Petersburg (2014)

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Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - St. Petersburg (2014)

Cecilia Bartoli, Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti - St. Petersburg (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 452 Mb | Total time: 77:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 478 6767 | Recorded: 2014

For the later part of her career, Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli has apparently settled on a campaign of major conceptual releases covering all-but-unknown repertory, and St. Petersburg fits right in. It's a collection of arias from operas written in the second half of the 18th century for the Russian imperial court, which had imported the best Italian and German composers money could buy. The names of all but Mozart's contemporary Domenico Cimarosa are unknown today. Most of the arias are in Italian, but a couple are in Russian, and to untutored ears Bartoli brings her trademark passion to them. This is the kind of release where one can quibble with any number of details. Bartoli sounds thick in some places, strained in others. The material is a bit uneven, with especially the last two pieces creating a bit of a letdown, although much of it does indeed live up to major-forgotten-works billing.

James Conlon, Orchestra and Chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2009) [Blu-Ray]

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James Conlon, Orchestra and Chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2009) [Blu-Ray]

James Conlon, Orchestra and Chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23964 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 169 min | 36,5 Gb
Audio1: Russian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 7.1 / 48 kHz / 2391 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 169 min | 9,17 Gb
Audio: Russian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese

At first glance, the title of Shostakovich’s opera seems to speak for itself: Katherina, neglected and unhappy in her marriage, commits the most heinous crime just like the Shakespearian Lady Macbeth. But Nikolai Leskov’s short novel, which portrays Katherina as a monster, was only the starting point for Shostakovich to elicit understanding for an oppressed woman whose pursuit for self-determination is suppressed by society. Through combining satiric, grotesque and tragic elements in his music, Shostakovich succeeds in striking the balance between repulsion at Katherina’s immoral acts and sympathy for her. Violence, eroticism and the paralysing boredom of Russian society in the 19th century are the founding elements of this composition.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Heartbeat (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin Records America | # V2-86291, 0777 7 86291 2 2
Experimental Rock, Electronic, Pop, World Fusion | Time: 00:52:04

If eclectic is your bag, then Heartbeat might be your thing. Like Hector Zazou, Ryuichi Sakamoto employs a realm of many styles on this upbeat collection. Songs performed in Japanese, Russian, French, and English (by friends Youssou N'Dour, David Sylvian, and Deee-Lite's DJ Towa Towa and Super DJ Dmitri) top an already brimming album that is everything its predecessor, Beauty, wasn't. Two completely different versions of the title track add arty spice. "Triste" is a wonderful, lazy-afternoon stroll in Paris jazz; "Lulu" follows suit. Is there no end to this Sakamoto's talent? He does jazz, rap, and chucks in a couple of solo piano pieces reminiscent of his soundtrack work. "Songlines" came about via his score for Pedro Almodovar's High Heels. "Boram Gal" and "High Tide" – with guests Youssou N'Dour and Arto Lindsay, respectively – are both delicate and swathed in summer. Ingrid Chavez adds poet's fire to frozen dust on "Returning to the Womb" and contributes eerie funk on "Cloud #9."

Uriah Heep - Easy Livin'. A History Of Uriah Heep (1985)

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Uriah Heep - Easy Livin'. A History Of Uriah Heep (1985)

Uriah Heep - Easy Livin'. A History Of Uriah Heep (1985)
DVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480p) VBR | LinearPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps
Hard Rock, Prog Rock | LD=>DVD5 | 01:13:42 | ~ 4.66 Gb

This video has a very abridged history of the band from their beginnings until 1985, showing interviews done with Ken Hensley, who was the main composer of the band between 1970 and 1980, the year that Hensley left the band…

Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko - Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila [2003/1995]

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Valery Gergiev, Kirov Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko - Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila [2003/1995]

Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila (Valery Gergiev, Anna Netrebko, Vladimir Ognovenko) [2003/1995]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.46 Gb+7.76 Gb (2xDVD9) | 210 min
Classical | Philips | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese

There is not much to fault in this quintessentially Russian opera with the lavish staging and fantastic costumes surely a feat to the eye. You cannot find much fault on the musical side of things either as many have expressed their opinion that this remains the finest version of the opera by a mile. The charismatic and almost demonic Gergiev conducts with his systematic, unabated passion for music which is most certainly in his blood and his players definitely do him proud. The cast is also top notch on all counts with Netrebko and Gorchakova particularly impressive.

The St. John's Russian Orthodox Choir - A Russian Christmas (1961/2004)

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The St. John's Russian Orthodox Choir - A Russian Christmas (1961/2004)

The St. John's Russian Orthodox Choir - A Russian Christmas (1961/2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:39:06 | 117 Mb
Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Smithsonian Folkways, Cook Records

In the Russian Orthodox Church, "only human voices are allowed to take part in the worship of the Lord." Directed by Lawrence Havriliak, the St. John's Russian Orthodox Choir of Spring Valley, New York sings a capella Ukrainian Christmas carols. Sung in Church Slavonic.

Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)
Erik Kurmangaliev, countertenor; Raisa Kotova, contralto; Anatoli Safiulin, bass
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra & State Chamber Choir, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Oleg Kagan, violin; Natalia Gutman, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01547 | Time: 01:08:50

Alfred Schnittke's Second Concerto Grosso is a different creature than his First. While the 1977 Concerto Grosso No. 1 for 2 Violins, Strings and Keyboards is a lithe, vicious, often comical work, the Second, finished five years later, is a weightier affair. The soloists are now violin and cello; the Baroque band is now a full orchestra with electric guitar, drum kit, and brake drum; there are four large movements rather than six smaller ones; the entire work is imbued with an air of sincere tragedy, albeit with mud on its shoes. Schnittke dedicated the work to its premiere soloists, husband-and-wife duo Oleg Kagan (violin) and Natalia Gutman (cello); famed for their flawless ensemble, the couple inspired in Schnittke a musical air of companionship – a single soul in two instruments.

Itzhak Perlman, Placido Domingo - Together (1991)

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Itzhak Perlman, Placido Domingo - Together (1991)

Itzhak Perlman, Placido Domingo - Together (1991)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:45 | 233 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 54266

Giants from two musical worlds meet as Itzhak Perlman and Plácido Domingo come together to perform music ranging from Handel to Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Strauss, and from “Danny Boy” to operetta and tango. Voice and violin entwine to irresistible effect.

Ivan Rebroff - Live in concert (2002)

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Ivan Rebroff - Live in concert  (2002)

Ivan Rebroff - Live in concert (2002)
DVDRip | AVI | 704x528 | 2076 Kbps, 25.000 fps | MP3 2.0 192 Kbps
Genre: Folk | 01:25:54 | 1.37 GB

This performance was recorded in Sydney in 1982 during a tour of Australia, when he was at or close to his vocal peak. The present disc was released to coincide with his recent tour of Australia. The concert takes the form of Rebroff singing, chatting to the audience, and also disappearing offstage a couple of times while a violinist and then two guitarists perform solos. Rebroff dresses in traditional Cossack costume complete with fur hat and coat. His over-the-top performance style has been accurately described as "kitsch", which will be off-putting for many viewers

Vladimir Matetsky - Little Vera (1988)

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Vladimir Matetsky - Little Vera (1988)

Vladimir Matetsky - Little Vera (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG, Covers | 00:41:19 | 254.57 MB
Soundtrack | Milan Records / CD CH 368

Саундтрек к фильму "Маленькая Вера" написал композитор Владимир Матетский. В фильме также исполняю такие звезды советской эстрады как София Ротату, Иак Иоала и другие.

Montserrat Figueras & Jordi Savall - Ninna Nanna (ca. 1500-2002) {Alia Vox AV 9826 rel 2002}

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Montserrat Figueras & Jordi Savall - Ninna Nanna (ca. 1500-2002) {Alia Vox AV 9826 rel 2002}

Montserrat Figueras & Jordi Savall - Ninna Nanna (ca. 1500-2002) {Alia Vox AV 9826 rel 2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 340 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2002 Alia Vox | AVSA 9826
Classical / Vocal Music

Who doesn't love a lullaby? As a tribute "to all mothers and children", singer Montserrat Figueras offers this unusual program of 18 such songs from diverse sources and anonymous composers–Portuguese, English, Greek, Catalan, Hebrew, Sephardic, and North African–as well as pieces written by the likes of Byrd, Mussorgsky, Reger, Falla, Milhaud, and Pärt (two lullabies composed for this recording). Accompaniments show the stylish hand and always-tasteful imaginings of Jordi Savall and the instrumentalists of Hesperion XXI–viols, guitar, flutes, psaltery, harp–and, in three tracks, the piano of Paul Badura-Skoda. Although the liner notes prime us to expect very simple, repetitive tunes, Figueras transforms these ostensibly sleep-inducing songs into high, mind-and-ear-engaging art, embellishing, shaping, and imbuing them with deeply felt expression, sometimes wistful and at others fervent, but always delivered as if in intimate, personal touch with her listener(s).

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concerts 1996,1997,1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concerts 1996,1997,1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concerts 1996,1997,1998 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
3xBluRay | BDMV | VC-1 Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 73+92+89 min | 18,4+20,7+20,0 Gb
Audio: Undetermined / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 73+92+89 min | 15,1 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts

New Year’s Eve Concert 1996 – Dances and Gypsy Tunes The fascinating Russian virtuoso violinist, Maxim Vengerov (winner of the Echo Klassik) lends radiance to the gala performance under the baton of Claudio Abbado. Johannes Brahms’Hungarian Dances and Gipsy Songs; Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane and La Valse and Hector Berlioz’s Hungarian March make this New Year’s Eve with the Berliner Philharmoniker unforgettable. New Year’s Eve Concert 1997 – A Tribute to Carmen The program of the Berlin Philharmonic bore the title «Dances of Life, Love, and Death», and it was hardly coincidental that it was meant as an homage to Carmen. The recording of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s traditional New Year’s Eve Concert, conducted by Claudio Abbado, offers not only a cross section of worldfamous melodies from George Bizet’s opera, but also famous dance music that was intensely or subtly influenced by it. With: Anne Sofie von Otter, Bryn Terfel, Roberto Alagna, Gil Shaham, Mikhail Pletnev. New Year’s Eve Concert 1998 – Songs of Love and Desire Love was the theme of the 1998 New Year’s Eve Concert. And who wrote better music about love than Mozart and Verdi? Maestro Claudio Abbado has chosen two of the best Mozart interpreters, Christine Schäfer and Simon Keenlyside, for this traditionally meaningful event. Marcelo Álvarez from Argentina interprets highlights of the tenor repertoire, and Italian Primadonna Mirella Freni tops the occasion with a breathtaking performance of the Letter Scene of Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin.

Lights Out Asia - Garmonia (2003)

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Lights Out Asia - Garmonia (2003)

Lights Out Asia - Garmonia (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 518 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sun Sea Sky Productions | # SSS024 | Time: 01:16:59
Post Rock, Space Rock, Ambient, Downtempo, Shoegaze

Lights Out Asia came from the ashes of Wisconsin post-rock group Aurora Rein. Two of it's members, Chris Schafer and Mike Ystad, started to create music in their free time that was less 'rock', utilized more electronic elements, and had a greater depth of emotion. These songs became Light Out Aisa's debut album Garmonia. A debut that was in its day a solidly fleshed out blueprint of the music they are still making over 9 years later. LEFT OF THE DIAL called the album “stunning”, Taste Like Chicken said “Garmonia is a middle-of-the-night car ride soundtrack”. Highly, highly recommended!

MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (2017)

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MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (2017)

MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (2017)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 52:19 min | 125 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha

Shostakovich wrote his Fourteenth Symphony, one of his most relentlessly dark-hued works, in 1969 at a point when he felt he had essentially wasted his life and was "a dull and mediocre" composer. The symphony, scored for soprano, bass, strings, and percussion, is a devastating reflection of his bleak and hopeless state of mind.