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The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Alexander Solovyev - Alfred Schnittke: Faust Cantata; Requiem (2014)

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The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Alexander Solovyev - Alfred Schnittke: Faust Cantata; Requiem (2014)

Alfred Schnittke - Faust Cantata; Requiem (2014)
The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, "Studio for New Music" Chamber Ensemble
conducted by Alexander Solovyev

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Moscow Conservatory Records | # SMC CD 0166 | Time: 01:15:08

In the brilliant history of the Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory a separate chapter is connected with the musical legacy of Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998). Both compositions are united by the subject of faith and contemplation of what Is spiritual and spiritless. Despite the fact that chronologically the Requiem (1975) Is an earlier work than the Cantata (1983), on the CD they are presented in reverse order: fol­lowing Alexander Solovyev's conception, the narrative of Faust’s tragic death, coming as retribution for his sinful earthly life, must be followed by a memorial prayer, the Requiem. The compact disc documented “live” performances: the Requiem was performed on September 17, 2013 at the Small Hall of the Conservatory, while the Cantata sounded out on September 29, 2014 at the Grand Hall of the Conservatory.

Luciano Berio - Sequenzas I-XIV for Solo Instruments (2006) 3 CDs

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Luciano Berio - Sequenzas I-XIV for Solo Instruments (2006) 3 CDs

Luciano Berio - Sequenzas I-XIV for Solo Instruments (2006) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 634 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 421 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557661-63 | Time: 03:01:53

Admirers of Luciano Berio's Sequenzas have long wished for an affordable, high-quality collection of these masterpieces for solo instruments, considered by some to be the core works in the composer's oeuvre. Deutsche Grammophon released Ensemble InterContemporain's fabulous set in 1994, but its relatively high price and incompleteness make it a second choice when compared with the 2006 set on Naxos, which is both reasonably priced and complete, now that Sequenza XIV for cello appears on CD for the first time. Of course, bargaining over cost and completeness is one thing, but artistic quality is another important consideration: how does the Naxos edition fare in its performances and sound quality? While Ensemble InterContemporain's terrific compilation practically guarantees accuracy and authenticity – many of Berio's original musicians were involved in the project – the performances on this triple-disc set are quite comparable and wholly convincing in virtuosic skills, lustrous timbres, and splendid recording quality; only an adept student of these pieces could note any discrepancies, and those would be minor.

Margaret Leng Tan, American Composers Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies - John Cage: The Seasons, etc (2000) [Re-Up]

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Margaret Leng Tan, American Composers Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies - John Cage: The Seasons, etc (2000) [Re-Up]

John Cage - The Seasons (2000)
Margaret Leng Tan, prepered piano, toy piano;
American Composers Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: ECM Records | # 465 140-2 | Time: 01:15:59

This is an enchanting CD, every item a sheer delight. Margaret Leng Tan worked with Cage in the last decade of his life and her earlier recordings (1/92; 7/95) show a special sympathy for the magical world of Cage's keyboard music. The second of her New Albion CDs included the piano solo version of The Seasons, and Cage was honest enough to admit to her that he had help from Virgil Thomson and Lou Harrison in making the orchestral version recorded here. The result is recognisably Cage at his most poetic, evoking each of the four seasons in lovely changing colours. There are two realisations of one of the last of what are called Cage's 'Number Pieces', Seventy-Four, written specially for the American Composers Orchestra a few months before his death in 1992. Several hearings have confirmed for me that this seamless garment of sustained sound in two overlapping parts is an immensely moving document from a unique human being at the very end of his life.

Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang - Viola Torros (2018)

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Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang - Viola Torros (2018)

Catherine Lamb & Johnny Chang - Viola Torros (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 522 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 354 Mb | Scans included | 02:30:24
Classical | Label: Another Timbre

A release containing performances of musical fragments by Viola Torros, arranged and performed by Catherine Lamb and Johnny Chang.

Edgard Varese - Kontinent: Ionisation; Offrandes; Hyperprism; Integrales; Ameriques; Ecuatorial (2011) [Re-Up]

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Edgard Varese - Kontinent: Ionisation; Offrandes; Hyperprism; Integrales; Ameriques; Ecuatorial (2011) [Re-Up]

Edgard Varèse: Kontinent (2011)
Ionisation; Offrandes; Hyperprism; Intégrales; Amériques; Ecuatorial
The Percussive Planet Ensemble; Martin Grubinger, percussion
Julie Moffat, soprano; Otto Katzameier, bass
Ensemble Modern Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth, conductor
ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien; Bertrand de Billy, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Col Legno | # WWE1CD20295 | Time: 01:11:10

Edgar Varèse is regarded as one of the pioneers of New Music, and with good reason. His piece “Ionisation” was the first-ever composition written exclusively for percussion ensemble to be performed in a traditional concert hall setting; and he explored and searched intensely for sonic experiences. Varèse integrated first the world of sounds, then electronic instruments into traditional orchestras, thereby opening a door to a new awareness of listening. His work substantially influenced those generations of composers that came after him: a link between the beautiful, the exciting and the musically unfamiliar. The 2009 Salzburg Festival dedicated its “Kontinente” series to this brilliant New Music pioneer – and we are delighted to present these excellent recordings to you! (Col Legno)

Geoffrey Douglas Madge - Kaikhosru Sorabji: Opus Clavicembalisticum (1983) Remastered 1999, 5CD Box Set

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Geoffrey Douglas Madge - Kaikhosru Sorabji: Opus Clavicembalisticum (1983) Remastered 1999, 5CD Box Set

Geoffrey Douglas Madge - Kaikhosru Sorabji: Opus Clavicembalisticum (1983)
Remastered 1999, 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 949 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 552 Mb | Scans ~ 72 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1062/1064 | Time: 03:59:13

A work with a name like this can only be unusual. The opus in question is a three-part solo piano epic, lasting a shade under four hours and of a complexity to match. Combine an all-night raga sequence with Bach's Art of Fugue and you're getting close. Is it worth the listen? Yes, if you want to give your heart and mind–not just your brain–a real workout. For all his outsize demands, Sorabji was a front-rank pianist, who understood technique as a physical end to spiritual means. There are stretches of manic complexity here, but also passages of real poetry: try the lengthy "Interludium primum" which opens Part 2, or many of the 81(!) variations which follow the magisterial "Passacaglia" in Part 3. It's music which cries out for transcendental virtuosity, and Geoffrey Douglas Madge gives it just that. He gave four performances over six years and this Chicago one from 1983 assumed mythic status among those who heard it. Remastered for CD release, it is awe-inspiring in its grasp of what's gone into this music: the audience clearly living it with the pianist every step of the way. Hear it for yourself, then why not run the marathon or climb Everest for relaxation?

Angel Bat Dawid - The Oracle (2019)

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Angel Bat Dawid - The Oracle (2019)

Angel Bat Dawid - The Oracle (2019)
avant-garde, jazz, psychedelic, spiritual | 00:43:50 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 198 MB
Label: International Anthem Recording Co.

Composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid descended on Chicago's jazz & improvised music scene just a few years ago. In very short time, the potency, prowess, spirit & charisma of her cosmic musical proselytizing has taken her from relatively unknown improviser to borderline ubiquitous performer in Chicago's avant-garde.

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. IV: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra & Tirol Concerto (2011) [Re-Up]

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Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. IV: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra & Tirol Concerto (2011) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass: The Concerto Project Vol. IV (2011)
Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra & Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Tim Fain, violin; Wendy Sutter, cello; Residentie Orkest; The Hague Philharmonic; Jurjen Hempel
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, piano & conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0077 | Time: 01:10:19

The Fourth Volume documenting the concertos by Philip Glass, this volume presents a brand new recording of the composers 2010 commission from the Nederlands Dans Theater, a Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra featuring soloists Tim Fain and Wendy Sutter under the direction of Maestro Jurjen Hempel. The second concerto is the first piano concerto by Glass, the Tirol Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra performed by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchester with Dennis Russell Davies conducting from the keyboard.

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. III: Concerto Grosso & Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (2008) [Re-Up]

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Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. III:  Concerto Grosso & Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (2008) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. III: Concerto Grosso & Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (2008)
Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Dennis Russell Davies, conductor; Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0042 | Time: 00:42:30

'The Concerto Project Vol. III' is the penultimate release in a series of four albums to be issued by Orange Mountain Music documenting the eight Philip Glass concertos to date. Volume III includes Glass's 'Concerto Grosso' commissioned by the City of Bonn for the opening of the Stadtische Kunstmuseum in the German city in 1992. Each movement of the Concerto Grosso is written for a distinctive group of instruments - the winds, brass and strings, which together make up a symphonic ensemble. In this live 1993 recording it is played by the Beethoven Orchester Bonn conducted by long-time Glass associate Dennis Russell Davies, the musicians who premiered the work - under its original title of Concerto for Three Ensembles - in June 1992. The second concerto is Glass's 'Concerto for Saxophone Quartet', performed by its dedicatees, the internationally renowned Raschèr Saxophone Quartet who premiered the piece at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in 1995.

Ákos Rózmann - 12 Stationer VI (2012) {Ideologic Organ}

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Ákos Rózmann - 12 Stationer VI (2012) {Ideologic Organ}

Ákos Rózmann - 12 Stationer VI (2012) {Ideologic Organ}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 187 mb
Genre: electronic, classical, musique concrète, experimental

12 Stationer VI is the 2012 album by Ákos Rózmann. This was released by Ideologic Organ.

Keith Rowe/Toshimaru Nakamura/Thomas Lehn/Marcus Schmickler - Untitled (2004) {Erstwhile}

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Keith Rowe/Toshimaru Nakamura/Thomas Lehn/Marcus Schmickler - Untitled (2004) {Erstwhile}

Keith Rowe/Toshimaru Nakamura/Thomas Lehn/Marcus Schmickler - Untitled (2004) {Erstwhile}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 189 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 86 mb
Genre: experimental, abstract

Untitled is a 2004 collaborative album between Keith Rowe, Toshimaru Nakamura, Thomas Lehn, Marcus Schmickler. This was released by Erstwhile.

Bruce Brubaker - Glass Cage: Music for piano by Philip Glass and John Cage (2000) [Re-Up]

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Bruce Brubaker - Glass Cage: Music for piano by Philip Glass and John Cage (2000) [Re-Up]

Bruce Brubaker - Glass Cage: Music for piano by Philip Glass and John Cage (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6744 | Time: 01:03:35

Though he may not be a piano superstar, Bruce Brubaker is clearly a musician to watch. On this recording of solo piano works by Philip Glass and John Cage, Brubaker somehow shifts between these two very different modernist composers to create a seamless disc of mesmerizing keyboard music. While Glass's own playing is often precise and austere, Brubaker is a different beast altogether. With him, we get a hint of Impressionism and a sense of contemplation with each note. The five parts of Metamorphosis are given shades of melancholy, along with frenzy; on the expansive "Mad Rush," Brubaker goes wild where he has to, but always returns to the piece's calming, sweet center. The piano music of John Cage is limited to just two cuts–"A Room" and "Dream"–but they, too, are hauntingly beautiful (especially the latter, longer piece).

Michael Gordon - Dystopia & Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (2015)

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Michael Gordon - Dystopia & Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (2015)

Michael Gordon: Dystopia; Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (2015)
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by David Robertson
Bamberger Symphoniker, conducted by Jonathan Nott

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Postminimalism | Label: Cantaloup Music | # CA21105 | Time: 00:52:39

Call it postminimalist, totalist, or maximalist, the orchestral music of Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon is big, loud, frenzied, and assertive, jam-packed with stylistic references, dense with inventive orchestration, and overflowing with virtuoso activity. Dystopia, performed by David Robertson and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is a kaleidoscopic portrait of the city of Los Angeles, created in collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison. This live recording of the work's premiere at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, January 12, 2008, captures the energy and spontaneity of the music, which at times is quite reminiscent of the hubbub of the Shrovetide Fair in Stravinsky's Petrushka, though one must imagine that the listening experience with the film was overwhelming. In contrast, Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony is not so much a wall of sound as a multi-layered gloss on its original material, an echo of Beethoven's music warped and reshaped through glissandi, microtones, clusters, montage, and other modern techniques.

Orchestre National de Lyon, David Robertson - Steve Reich: Different Trains, Triple Quartet, The Four Sections (2004) [Re-Up]

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Orchestre National de Lyon, David Robertson - Steve Reich: Different Trains, Triple Quartet, The Four Sections (2004) [Re-Up]

Steve Reich: Different Trains, Triple Quartet, The Four Sections (2004)
Orchestre National de Lyon, conducted by David Robertson

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Naïve | # MO 782167 | Time: 01:05:01

There’s something special about this version of Different Trains. It’s the one commissioned by Wolfgang Sawallisch and David Robertson and their respective orchestras (Philadelphia and Lyon) in 2001 for string orchestra, and it impresses immediately by the richness of its vastly expanded sound palette. Though it may be heresy to say so, I never found the original string quartet version entirely convincing. This recording shows why: inside that frenetic chamber work was a much larger piece trying to get out, and here it is, fully realised, as it were, in glorious technicolor.

Sun Ra - Monorails and Satellites Vols. 1, 2 and 3 (2019)

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Sun Ra - Monorails and Satellites Vols. 1, 2 and 3 (2019)

Sun Ra - Monorails and Satellites Vols. 1, 2 and 3 (2019)
Jazz | 01:48:57 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 418 MB
Label: Cosmic Myth Records

"I have always thought orchestra. I play that way, even when playing the piano." — Sun Ra