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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.

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 | Scans ~ 63 Mb | Time: 01:15:08
Genre: Classical | Label: Moscow Conservatory Records | # SMC CD 0166

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.

Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]

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Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]

Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]
with Jane Peters (violin), The Society for New Music, Charles Peltz (conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Artwork included
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Mode | # mode 80 | Time: 01:00:42

Known for drawing unusual sonorities from conventional instruments, Xenakis strangely left the piano's potential for novel sounds unexplored. In these works, Xenakis stays on the keyboard without so much as a plucked string or any use of gadgetry to alter the instrument's sound. Although that might make these pieces appear less radical, even "safe," Xenakis exploits every other option available.

Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

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Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Arnold Schoenberg, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, György Kurtág
Iannis Xenakis, Harrison Birtwistle, Gérard Grisey, Hugues Dufourt, Brian Ferneyhough (1995)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre National de France; Ensemble InterContemporain
New Swingle Singers, Heinz Holliger, Régis Pasquier, André Trouttet, Sophie Cherrier
Choeur John Alldis, Adrienne Csengery, Marta Fabian, Istvan Matuz

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans ~ 78 Mb | Time: 04:57:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-98496-2

Collecting five CDs for about the price of three, this set of Boulez recordings is without parallel among the conductor's new-music releases. Imagine getting Boulez's celebrated single CD of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia and Eindrücke and his equally impressive single CD of Arnold Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande and Variations for Orchestra, bundled with four pivotal Elliott Carter works, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's electrifying …AGM…, Gérard Grisey's Modulations, Iannis Xenakis's Jalons, Hugues Dufourt's Antiphysis, and Brian Ferneyhough's Funerailles, and you have an idea how far this set stretches.

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)

Ennio Morricone - Crime And Dissonance (2005) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Ennio Morricone - Crime And Dissonance (2005) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Ennio Morricone - Crime And Dissonance (2005) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 541 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 230 Mb
Label: Ipecac | # IPC66 | Time: 01:42:05 | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Soundtracks, Modern Classical, Avant-Garde, Experimental

This two-disc anthology assembled by Mike Patton is, after the spaghetti Western soundtracks and themes, essential Morricone. Never has his music from the strange films he scored in the 1960s and '70s been showcased in such an original and powerful way. Patton has looked closely into the experimental nature of the maestro and found plenty here to offer as well as to crow about. Many of the scores he chose from would be known only to cineastes of minor and obscure Italian films. Yet, Patton understood that Morricone loved his own process and treated crime and exploitation flicks like L'Anticristo and Forza G with the same delightful sense of adventure that he approached The Godfather and The Mission with. Here, all manner of strangeness is on offer: from psychedelic guitars and tripped-out wordless vocals to sitars, layers and layers of percussion, acid-drenched strings, an Echoplexed celeste, toy pianos, psychotic operatic voices in chorus, and more.

Alvin Lucier - Works for the Ever Present Orchestra (2020)

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Alvin Lucier - Works for the Ever Present Orchestra (2020)

Alvin Lucier - Works for the Ever Present Orchestra (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:39:11 | 227 Mb
Avant-Garde Classical | Label: Black Truffle Records

Black Truffle’s documentation of the prolific recent work of legendary American composer Alvin Lucier continues with Works for the Ever Present Orchestra. This is a very special release for the composer, as it presents pieces written for the thirteen-member Ever Present Orchestra, formed in 2016 exclusively to perform Lucier’s works.

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.

Ben Patterson - Early Works (1999) {Alga Marghen P 8NMN.028}

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Ben Patterson - Early Works (1999) {Alga Marghen P 8NMN.028}

Ben Patterson - Early Works (1999) {Alga Marghen P 8NMN.028}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 335 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Alga Marghen | P 8NMN.028
Experimental / Classical / Fluxus / Sound Art

Alga Marghen proudly presents the first record ever produced by Ben Patterson: "This is not only my first CD, but also the first recordings of these works available to the general public." Starting as a virtuoso double-bass performer of classical music, Ben Patterson was one of the very first founders of the Fluxus Group in Wiesban. This digipak CD will introduce you to some American neo-avant garde music classics, a crossover between John Cage's exploding influences and the experimental art atmosphere of the early 1960s in Europe.

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.

Bruce Brubaker - Time Curve: Music for Piano by Philip Glass and William Duckworth (2009) [Re-Up]

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Bruce Brubaker - Time Curve: Music for Piano by Philip Glass and William Duckworth (2009) [Re-Up]

Bruce Brubaker - Time Curve: Music for Piano by Philip Glass and William Duckworth (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 Mb | Scans included
Label: Arabesque Recordings | # Z6806 | Time: 01:10:52
Classical, Mimimalism, Post-Minimalism

This very appealing disc of post-minimal solo piano music, played by Bruce Brubaker, includes two multi-movements works by William Duckworth and Philip Glass. Composer and music critic Kyle Gann describes Duckworth's The Time Curve Preludes (1977-1978), which use repetitive structures, an essentially tonal harmonic language, and a limited amount of musical material, as the first examples of post-minimal music, because of their brevity, which runs counter to the element of minimalism in which musical changes unfold very slowly over a long time span. The preludes are in two books of 12 movements each, and Brubaker plays the first book. Although they rarely involve exact repetition, each prelude takes a musical idea and examines it from a variety of subtly shifting perspectives. The preludes generally have limited harmonic movement and are frequently built on drones, so they tend to create a sense of stasis and equilibrium, sometimes quietly meditative and sometimes busy. Duckworth's quirky hallmark mixture of major and minor modes is evident in many of the preludes. The harmonic movement and gestures of Glass' Six Etudes for Piano, from 1994, make the pieces immediately recognizable as his work.

Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005) [Re-Up]

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Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005) [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79804-2 | Time: 01:01:33 | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Avant-Garde

Some people would quickly run away from the music of someone who claims to admire the music of Berg, Crumb, and Cage. Franguiz Ali-Zadeh admires all of those composers and uses similar techniques in her composition, but she also finds inspiration in the music of her native Azerbaijan. With all of this, she creates especially evocative, picturesque works that invite listening more than once. Oasis, the opening work on this disc of her music featuring the Kronos Quartet, begins extremely quietly with water droplets, and then the quartet enters with desolate harmonics, depicting the desolation of the desert. Later in the piece, voices of those taking refuge in the oasis are heard. Ali-Zadeh's music is full of sounds beyond that of the traditionally played instruments of the string quartet and the piano, sounds that enhance and become part of the music. Sometimes it is techniques such as pizzicato, harmonics, col legno, or preparing or playing the strings of the piano; other times it is added instruments, as in Mugam Sayagi, or recorded sound, as in Oasis.

AUKSO Orchestra - Krzysztof Penderecki / Jonny Greenwood (2012)

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AUKSO Orchestra - Krzysztof Penderecki / Jonny Greenwood (2012)

Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima; Polymorphia
Jonny Greenwood: Popcorn Superhet Receiver; 48 Responses To Polymorphia
AUKSO Orchestra; Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Marek Moś, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:53:05
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79625-1

Inspired early on by the experimental pieces of Krzysztof Penderecki, Radiohead's guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood has pursued the idea of shaping orchestral sounds in enexpected ways to produce startling and innovative works. Just as Penderecki wrote for conventional instruments and turned dense bands of microtonal dissonances and extended techniques into the agonized cries of Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima and the pulsating roars and shrieks of Polymorphia, Greenwood achieves comparable effects in his multilayered and highly varied orchestral music. The massed harmonies and swooping glissandi of Popcorn Superhet Receiver owe a considerable debt to Threnody, which Greenwood would gladly admit; because the title 48 Responses to Polymorphia openly acknowledges the connection to that work, it is easy to identify Greenwood's raw materials and how he brilliantly reworks them to his purposes. This 2012 release from Nonesuch consists of recordings made with the Aukso Orchestra in Kraków, Poland, with Penderecki conducting his own works and Marek Mos conducting Greenwood's compositions.

Bernard Fort - Compositions Ornithologiques (1996) {38e Rugissants Productions 38R002}

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Bernard Fort - Compositions Ornithologiques (1996) {38e Rugissants Productions 38R002}

Bernard Fort - Compositions Ornithologiques (1996) {38e Rugissants Productions 38R002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 317 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996 38e Rugissants Productions | 38R 002
Musique Concrète / Ambient / Electroacoustic / Birds

Co-founder and head of the Musiques Vivantes de Lyon group. He teaches acousmatic composition at the National School of Music in Villeurbanne, and divides the rest of his time between composition and ornithology. His musical work is entirely devoted to the acousmatic genre for indoor or outdoor concerts, dance, young audiences. In composition, he has always been interested in the limits between abstraction and figuration, natural and cultural. His research focuses mainly on the modes of representation of electroacoustic music.