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Denis Matsuev, Gabor Tarkovi, Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin & Rainer Honeck - Shostakovich / Schnittke / Lutosławski (2020)

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Denis Matsuev, Gabor Tarkovi, Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin & Rainer Honeck - Shostakovich / Schnittke / Lutosławski (2020)

Denis Matsuev, Gabor Tarkovi, Kammerorchester Wien-Berlin & Rainer Honeck - Shostakovich / Schnittke / Lutosławski (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 Mb | 00:54:51
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Since its foundation in 2008, the Kammerorchester Wien – Berlin has enjoyed storied success. Comprised of leading members of the Wiener and Berliner Philharmoniker, the ensemble combines the unbridled sound beauty of both top orchestras in their agile, chamber music-like playing. The cornerstone for this ensemble was laid by Sir Simon Rattle with his wish to conduct a joint concert with both the Wiener and Berliner Philharmoniker for his 50th birthday: the playing was so inspiring that the desire for continuing this shared experience immediately arose. The orchestra celebrated its US debut in 2019 with the concerts there with Anne-Sophie Mutter the crowning conclusion of a spectacular tour that saw enthusiastic audiences in 25 venues, such as the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Vienna Musikverein, as well as in Athens, Madrid, Lucerne, and Berlin. Deutsche Grammophon now presents the Kammerorchester Wien – Berlin’s first recording on the Yellow Label which includes a premiere recording on DG of Schnittke’s Concerto For Piano And String Orchestra, Op. 136, alongside works by Shostakovich and Lutosławski.

Amanda Favier, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège & Adrien Perruchon - Stravinsky & Corigliano (2020)

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Amanda Favier, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège & Adrien Perruchon - Stravinsky & Corigliano (2020)

Amanda Favier, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège & Adrien Perruchon - Stravinsky & Corigliano (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 255 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:46
Classical | Label: NoMadMusic

Recording Stravinsky seemed an obvious choice for me, as The Rite of Spring sparked my calling as a musician: after hearing it for the first time in a concert with my parents when I was four, I immediately wanted to start playing an instrument, struck by the intensity of this music and the evident jubilation of the musicians sharing it. I wanted to enter into this dance myself! Stravinsky's Violin Concerto subsequently became a part of my competition programmes as a young person, and it never really left me. Its strength, its roughness, its modest lyricism, its virtuosity – never ostentatious – and the originality of its dialogue with the orchestra, most notably in its particular complicity with the woodwinds, all make it a singular piece in my eyes.

Philip Glass - Kundun: Music From The Original Soundtrack (1997)

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Philip Glass - Kundun: Music From The Original Soundtrack (1997)

Philip Glass - Kundun: Music From The Original Soundtrack (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79460-2 | Time: 01:00:23 | Scans ~ 114 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Contemporary, Minimalism, World Fusion

Philip Glass' soundtrack to Martin Scorsese's Dalai Lama epic Kundun captures the grace, beauty, joy and melancholy within the film. Glass uses familiar minimalist structures, but works with traditional Tibetan instrumentation and monks, giving the music an alluringly otherworldly feel. It's an entirely original, evocative score, and one of Glass' high-water marks in the field.

7090 & Jan Hage - Xenakis in Het Orgelpark (2011)

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7090 & Jan Hage - Xenakis in Het Orgelpark (2011)

7090 & Jan Hage - Xenakis in Het Orgelpark (2011)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 261 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | Covers included | 00:51:15
Classical | Label: Orgelpark Records

Music by one of the greatest composers of the 20th century: Iannis Xenakis. Including Gmeeoorh, the overwhelming and groundbreaking work for organ from 1974. Ensemble 7090 specializes in this repertoire, just like organist Jan Hage.

Anne Akiko Meyers, Philharmonia Orchestra & Kristjan Järvi - Fantasia (2017)

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Anne Akiko Meyers, Philharmonia Orchestra & Kristjan Järvi - Fantasia (2017)

Anne Akiko Meyers, Philharmonia Orchestra & Kristjan Järvi - Fantasia (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 228 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 Mb | 00:48:09
Classical | Label: Avie Records

Superstar violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is one of today’s most in-demand classical performers. Beloved by audiences around the world, with a reputation for groundbreaking recital programs and important commissions, Fantasia marks her 35th studio album and is one of her most important projects to date.

Marco Blaauw - Hot: Trumpet Solo (2006)

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Marco Blaauw - Hot: Trumpet Solo (2006)

Marco Blaauw - Hot: Trumpet Solo (2006)
Gerald Barry - Hanna Kulenti - Valerio Sannicandro - Mauricio Kagel - Luciano Berio - György Ligeti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 119 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BV Haast Records | # CD 0406 | Time: 00:59:22

In his opening remarks, Marco Blaauw admits that only latterly did he enjoy the extrovert tendencies of his instrument – and this recital “shows off” in exemplary fashion. Only Hanna Kulenty’s Brass No 1 is a truly abstract study: the first in a cycle of trumpet-centred pieces that puts the double-bell instrument as thoroughly and as scintillatingly through its paces as any music written from a non-jazz perspective.

Bernstein Celebration: Yugen; The Age of Anxiety; Corybantic Games (2018) [Blu-ray]

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Bernstein Celebration: Yugen; The Age of Anxiety; Corybantic Games (2018) [Blu-ray]

Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon - Bernstein Celebration: Yugen; The Age of Anxiety; Corybantic Games (2018) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 105 mins + 14 mins (bonus) | 29,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3815 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 105 min | 7,31 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | OPUS ARTE

The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernsteins birth with this all-Bernstein collection. The Companys three associate choreographers respond to the varied styles of Bernsteins music in ballets that are lyrical, beautiful, exuberant and moving. Wayne McGregors Yugen is set to Chichester Psalms. In The Age of Anxiety Liam Scarlett responds to Bernsteins eclectic Second Symphony, itself a response to W.H. Auden's poem. Corybantic Games by Christopher Wheeldon responds to the Serenade after Platos Symposium.

John Barry - Chaplin: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992) [Re-Up]

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John Barry - Chaplin: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992) [Re-Up]

John Barry - Chaplin: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 214 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 116 Mb | Artwork included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Epic Soundtrax | # EPC 472602 2 | 00:49:33

Even though it relies heavily on film scorer John Barry's by-now formulaic (if no less effective) methodology of fusing his distinctively luxuriant string arrangements with the music of whatever time or locale the score sets out to evoke (in this case, largely the Hollywood of the 1910s and '20s), the composer triumphed once again, garnering his second Academy Award nomination of the 1990s. Perhaps because of the years he spent dues-paying with English pop and jazz combos, Barry gets inside this period jazz and ragtime with both enthusiasm and, more importantly, taste, recalling similar effective efforts on Francis Coppola's The Cotton Club.

John Barry & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Concert (1972) [Remastered 2010] Re-Up

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John Barry & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Concert (1972) [Remastered 2010] Re-Up

John Barry & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Concert (1972) [Remastered 2010]
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 267 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 133 Mb | Scans included | 00:52:29
Soundtracks, Symphonic, Contemporary | Label: EmArcy/Universal Music Jazz France | # 532 720 2

Digitally remastered reissue of this long lost recording from the British composer/conductor. Back in 1972, a studio recording was made of the concert John Barry conducted at The Royal Albert Hall, the first symphonic concert of his career. Comprised of his work on six James Bond films to date, the Bond Suite lasts for almost 18 minutes and runs from "Dr. No" to "Diamonds Are Forever", released just one year previous. Along with renditions of his critically acclaimed work "Born Free" and "Midnight Cowboy", the master tapes of this historic concert recorded by Polydor UK were long considered lost, until Stephane Lerouge found them in the archives of Universal! Includes a 16 page booklet featuring a new interview with Barry and stills provided by EON Productions.

Raphael Wallfisch - British Cello Concertos (2016)

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Raphael Wallfisch - British Cello Concertos (2016)

Raphael Wallfisch - British Cello Concertos (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 569 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 331 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:22:52
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This two-album set features British cello concertos from Raphael Wallfisch’s best late-1980s recordings. He has always worked closely with leading British composers of our time and is now regarded as the finest performer of their works for cello. As International Record Review asserted, ‘no British cellist has done more to advocate British composers than Raphael Wallfisch… [His] playing evinces that attention to detail, tonal finesse and understated conviction which has long made him an exponent of new and unfamiliar music.’ Those works are probably among the finest of the twentieth-century British repertoire. The original recordings won enthusiastic reviews, helped by such champions of British composers as Vernon Handley, Norman Del Mar, and Bryden Thomson, here conducting top British orchestras such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and London Philharmonic.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:51:41
Soundtrack, Modern Classical, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2652

A varied soundtrack album that manages to weave in a little variation from the traditional type of motion picture scoring indulged in here by Sakamoto. Part of the reason for the variation is that only twelve of the album's 21 tracks are by Sakamoto – several are source music, others were composed by Richard Horowitz. The diversity thus makes for a more interesting album than might have been had from variations on the main minor-key "Sheltering Sky" theme (presented here in orchestrated and piano-based versions.) It also breaks away from the sound of Sakamoto's recordings, strong material that suffers from a certain digital harshness in the strings. Horowitz' part in this is in stepping away from traditional Western scoring and using Middle Eastern elements for score structures – something that's very effective indeed on "Fever Ride" with its blend of Moroccan and Spanish elements. Where Sakamoto easily sketches panorama with his music, Horowitz sketches in mystery. The local source music, too, adds to this, giving the album a grounding in the real world that completes the overall structure. An excellent album that can easily be recommended for more than just soundtrack aficionados.

Denis Lupachev & Peter Laul - Denizov, Hindemith, Nagovitsyn, Prokofiev: 20th Century Flute Sonatas (2020)

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Denis Lupachev & Peter Laul - Denizov, Hindemith, Nagovitsyn, Prokofiev: 20th Century Flute Sonatas (2020)

Denis Lupachev & Peter Laul - Denizov, Hindemith, Nagovitsyn, Prokofiev: 20th Century Flute Sonatas (2020)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:56:00 | 130 Mb
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Written over the course of a quarter-century, these four flute works reflect the individual approaches to the flute sonata taken by their composers. Hindemiths aim was to offer new music of buoyancy and brio, tempered by elegiac moments. Prokofievs famous sonata has Classical formal elegance, while the sonatas of Denisov and Nagovitsyn are single movement works that explore the flutes extreme registers, as well as its dynamic contrasts and virtuosic capacities.

Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen, Alexei Lubimov - Valentin Silvestrov: Bagatellen und Serenaden (2007) [Re-Up]

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Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen, Alexei Lubimov - Valentin Silvestrov: Bagatellen und Serenaden (2007) [Re-Up]

Valentin Silvestrov - Bagatellen und Serenaden (2007)
Münchener Kammerorchester, conducted by Christoph Poppen; Alexei Lubimov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1988, 476 6178 | Time: 01:14:54

Silvestrov wrote the pieces recorded here, scored for piano solo, string orchestra, and piano and strings, between 1996 and 2005, and they are all representative of his late, meditative, song-like style. After an early career as an experimentalist, Silvestrov embraced the radical simplicity – a style of tonal, melodic, and rhythmic transparency – that has won him many admirers in the general public, but little recognition by the academic community. It would be easy to hear his music as derivative, given the limited tonal palette to which he restricts himself; his apparently naïve and artless approach, however, has an integrity and a genuinely lyrical impulse that make it hard to dismiss.

Nino Rota - Greatest Film Hits (2012) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Nino Rota - Greatest Film Hits (2012) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Nino Rota - Greatest Film Hits (2012) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 1.44 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 702 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Recording Arts AG | # 5X060 | Time: 05:09:55

The greatest film hits of Nino Rota. Including "The Godfather I-II-III", various Fellini films, "Romeo & Juliet", "Death on The Nile" and many others, performed by Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano. Nino Rota was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, receiving the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II (1974).

Quatuor Diotima - American Music: Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, George Crumb (2011)

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Quatuor Diotima - American Music: Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, George Crumb (2011)

Quatuor Diotima - American Music: Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, George Crumb (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Naïve | # V 5272 | Time: 01:07:18

For all the agony as to the status of classical music in the modern musical landscape, the three 20th century string quartets on this fine French release can be said to have entered the repertory, with a reach that extends far beyond the U.S. They go quite well together, which is the first point in favor of France's Quatuor Diotima here; both Steve Reich's Different Trains, for string quartet and tape, and George Crumb's Black Angels for electric quartet feature an artificially enhanced string quartet, and even Samuel Barber elected to "enhance" his String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11, by orchestrating its central movement and making it into the famous Adagio for strings. Highly recommended.