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Vestard Shimkus - America 1 (2021)

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Vestard Shimkus - America 1 (2021)

Vestard Shimkus - America 1 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 01:02:32 | 143 / 190 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ARTALINNA

In programming terms alone, this America-themed programme from Latvian pianist-composer and former Pēteris Vasks pupil Vestard Shimkus is extremely nicely put together. Philip Glass's Mad Rush serves as the curtain-raiser – a work originally created and performed on the organ of New York's cathedral of St. John the Divine in honour of the Dalai Lama's 1979 first public address in North America, but now largely performed on the piano. Onwards, and Shimkus leads us through a succession of hops back and forth between the 20th and 21st centuries, beginning with Charles Tomlinson Griffes' Piano Sonata, sitting as a pleasingly organic segue despite its much earlier composition date of 1917, thanks to its own concise, abstract language (in fact “wandering in the nowhere” was how Musical America's bemused Herbert Peyser described it when it first appeared).

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2; King Christian II (2019)

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2; King Christian II (2019)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.2; King Christian II (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 70:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # Alpha 574 | Recorded: 2019

After the resounding success of Volume 1 (Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica, FFFF Télérama), the project to record the complete Sibelius symphonies continues with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Santtu-Matias Rouvali, whose career as a conductor is entering top gear: he has just been appointed Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. At the turn of the twentieth century, as Finland struggled to free itself from Russian rule, Sibelius and his wife faced several domestic dramas, including the loss of one of their daughters, Kirsti, to typhoid fever.

Dubee Sohn - Harpsifly: A Story of Gordon Murray and His Instruments (2021)

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Dubee Sohn - Harpsifly: A Story of Gordon Murray and His Instruments (2021)

Dubee Sohn - Harpsifly: A Story of Gordon Murray and His Instruments (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:26:55 | 199 / 486 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Gramola Records

Gordon Murray, born in Canada, was professor for harpsichord at the Universities of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and Vienna, Austria; he published numerous recordings and gave performances with some of the most popular ensembles of ancient music up to his sudden death in 2017.

Vittorio Negri, Kenneth Sillito - Domenico Cimarosa: Requiem & Concertante in sol maggiore (1994)

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Vittorio Negri, Kenneth Sillito - Domenico Cimarosa: Requiem & Concertante in sol maggiore (1994)

Vittorio Negri, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Kenneth Sillito, Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Domenico Cimarosa: Requiem & Concertante in sol maggiore (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 377 Mb | Total time: 77:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 0289 442 6572 9 | Recorded: 1969, 1986

Early in December 1787 Catherine II of Russia invited the famous composer to her court at St Petersburg where Italian opera was all the rage. A few days after his arrival the wife of the ambassador of Naples and Sicily died and Cimarosa was asked by him to compose a Requiem Mass for the funeral. Composers did not need to bother about being original in those days and Cimarosa could draw easily on a common stock of melodic ideas, but, nevertheless, his Mass is well shaped and certainly not a mere puce d'occasion.

Lalo Schifrin - The Dead Pool (1988) {Aleph Records 042 rel 2009}

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Lalo Schifrin - The Dead Pool (1988) {Aleph Records 042 rel 2009}

Lalo Schifrin - The Dead Pool (1988) {Aleph Records 042 rel 2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 213 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988, 2009 Warner Bros. / Aleph Records 042
Jazz / Classical / Stage & Screen / Jazz Funk / Fusion

There is nothing else quite like Lalo's exquisite ability to create swirling malevolent chaos inside a madman's head, and the fraying, twining tendrils of sonic warpage are on full display here, flitting ghost-like through The Dead Pool's netherworld. There is action-fare aplenty, too, and Lalo is positively energized by having the freedom to lay an aural carpet beneath a number of gunplay-filled dramatics, resulting in a lean, stripped, economical 35 minutes or so of score in a 910minute movie.

Barthold Kuijken, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra - The Colorful Telemann (2020)

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Barthold Kuijken, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra - The Colorful Telemann (2020)

Barthold Kuijken, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra - The Colorful Telemann: Ouverture, Concertos, Sonata, Sinfonia Melodica (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 64:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573900 | Recorded: 2019

The Colourful Telemann presents works from different periods of Georg Philipp Telemanns life, reflecting his lively personality and exploring his seemingly unlimited invention over a wide variety of styles and genres. A contemporary of Bach and Handel, Telemann wrote music that stands out for its delightful and remarkably generous character, each piece like a leisurely walk with a good friend. From the German and French influences of the earlier Sonata to the dignified Sinfonia Melodica, possibly composed in the year of his death, this is Telemann at his best. Barthold Kuijken is an eminent leader in the field of early music.

Roland Kayn - Requiem pour Patrice Lumumba (2020) {Reiger-records-reeks}

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Roland Kayn - Requiem pour Patrice Lumumba (2020) {Reiger-records-reeks}

Roland Kayn - Requiem pour Patrice Lumumba (2020) {Reiger-records-reeks}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Digital Download -> 278 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 127 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2020 Reiger-records-reeks | Digital Juneteenth Remastered Reissue
Experimental / Modern Classical / Musique concrète / Electroacoustic / Electronic / Cybernetic

Patrice Émery Lumumba was the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo), but was murdered by his opponents, with the complicity of the Belgian government, the United States and the UN. Kayn first heard of these events from his friend, conductor Andrzej Markowski. He had never before written a requiem, and elected to make Lumumba his subject.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Raphael Wallfisch & Adrian Farmer - Blackford: Niobe, Kalon & Blewbury Air (2021)

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Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Raphael Wallfisch & Adrian Farmer - Blackford: Niobe, Kalon & Blewbury Air (2021)

Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Raphael Wallfisch & Adrian Farmer - Blackford: Niobe, Kalon & Blewbury Air (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 00:59:07 | 242 / 133 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Nimbus Alliance

"Niobe is the story of a strong woman brought down by an even stronger woman, the goddess Leto. I have tried to portray in music Niobe's sensuality, feistiness, pride, arrogance, remorse, defiance as the story of her blasphemy against the goddess Leto and her extraordinarily harsh consequent punishment unfolds. The relationship of the violin soloist to the orchestra is inspired by the dramatic unfolding of the myth. I am indebted to Tamsin Waley-Cohen for her encouragement and support as we developed the concept for Niobe and her brilliance as a soloist and interpreter of my music.

Robert Gross - Robert Gross: Chronicles (2021)

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Robert Gross - Robert Gross: Chronicles (2021)

Robert Gross - Robert Gross: Chronicles (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 604 MB | Tracks: 8 | 134:13
Style: Classical | Label: New Focus Recordings

Composer Robert Gross' Chronicles is a collection of music that exists in a lineage of pitch-determinate electronic works written for one synthesizer, heavily influenced by Babbitt and Wuorinen. Including several works for instrument and electronics in the series as well as Gross' extended electronic opera Dissonance, this recording joins in a rich tradition of ambitious collections written for multiple solo instruments with electronics and serves as an ideal prism into the composer's style.

Riga Saxophone Quartet - Saule Tikai (2021)

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Riga Saxophone Quartet - Saule Tikai (2021)

Riga Saxophone Quartet - Saule Tikai (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 01:05:47 | 150 / 277 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: SKANI

Riga Saxophone Quartet's international debut featuring world premiere recordings dedicated to the ensemble by Dace Aperane, Marite Dombrovska, Rihards Dubra, Edgars Makens and Rigards Zalupe.

Megumi Fujita - Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25 (2021)

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Megumi Fujita - Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25 (2021)

Megumi Fujita - Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 01:11:57 | 164 / 202 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos Sweden - Intim

Since the controversial Brexit referendum, won by a tiny margin, the remainers are still going strong and the future of the UK has been hanging in a balance for three years. The church was built around 300 years ago in a Baroque style, but was completely destroyed in the Second World War. It was rebuilt 30 years ago while keeping the original exterior, and was reborn as one of the main London concert halls. With its notable acoustics, the hall is also used for BBC music programmes.

Erik Simmons - Carson Cooman Organ Music, Vol. 14: Antiphonies (2021)

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Erik Simmons - Carson Cooman Organ Music, Vol. 14: Antiphonies (2021)

Erik Simmons - Carson Cooman Organ Music, Vol. 14: Antiphonies (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 229 MB | Tracks: 13 | 72:11
Style: Classical | Label: Divine Art

Carson Cooman is many things musical – organist and Composer in Residence at the Memorial Church, Harvard University; writer, critic and consultant, concert organist, and above all a highly prolific composer of music in a wide variety of genres, from orchestral to song. Recent counts show over 3000 tracks of his music available online with over 300 compositions written for him by more than 100 composers. His organ compositions come in many styles, from liturgical models, to substantial secular pieces such as his organ symphonies, preludes and fugues. On this album a range of works, most composed between 2013 and 2020, wonderfully realized on a fabulous instrument. Erik Simmons is a superb organist, making his 14th Cooman organ album for Divine Art. We hear the gorgeous voices of the organ of Propsteikirche St. Ludgerus in Billerbeck, Germany, recorded through the Hauptwerk system.

Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]

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Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]

Carlo Rizzi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón - Verdi: La Traviata (2006) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27999 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 133 min | 38,6 Gb
Audio1: Italiano / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4236 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 133 min | 6,15 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Here is the opera event of 2005, the Salzburg Festival’s "La Traviata" featuring Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, and Thomas Hampson in a dramatic staging by Willy Decker – the thrilling production that prompted riotous ovations not seen since Karajan’s heyday.

Catherine Gayer, Brigitte Fassbaender, Hans Stadlmair, Münchener Kammerorchester - Scarlatti: Il Giardino d'Amore (1991)

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Catherine Gayer, Brigitte Fassbaender, Hans Stadlmair, Münchener Kammerorchester - Scarlatti: Il Giardino d'Amore (1991)

Catherine Gayer, Brigitte Fassbaender, Hans Stadlmair, Münchener Kammerorchester - Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Giardino d'Amore (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 58:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 431 122-2 | Recorded: 1964

Catherine Gayer makes a spirited, fresh sounding Adonis and Brigitte Fassbaender as Venus is superb throughout; Venus's ''Augelletti, si cantate'' has an almost irresistible allure and her radiant duet with Adonis at the conclusion of the work is something to treasure. The instrumental accompaniment is excellent of its kind and of its vintage, with a notable contribution from Hans-Martin Linde on the sopranino recorder. This is, in a word, enlightened music-making which brings a ravishing score to life affectionately and convincingly. Excellent recorded sound and a considerable adornment to Archiv Galleria's otherwise arbitrary and mainly disappointing selection of reissues.

Christoph Spering - Schumann: Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, Requiem (2013)

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Christoph Spering - Schumann: Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, Requiem (2013)

Christoph Spering - Schumann: Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, Requiem (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:40:24 | 432 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics | Catalog: OC 871

With this pairing, Christoph Spering continues his exploration of some of the byways of the choral and vocal repertoire. Schumann’s choral music is desperately neglected, even by the standards of a composer who is still often misunderstood. That said, the two works recorded here don’t perhaps on paper present his best side. Richard Wigmore has described Der Rose Pilgerfahrt (‘The Pilgrimage of the Rose’) as ‘German Romanticism at its most sickly sweet’ (3/11) and it is clear how the tale of a rose becoming human to experience love might appeal more to 19th-century sensibilities than to our own.