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Fenella Humphreys - Bach 2 the Future, Vol.2 (2016)

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Fenella Humphreys - Bach 2 the Future, Vol.2 (2016)

Fenella Humphreys - Bach 2 the Future, Vol.2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:02 | 352 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Champs Hill Records | Catalog: CHRCD118

Take one motivated and talented young British violinist, inspired by the solo violin music of JS Bach, and mix with some of the best British composing talent of today and the result is: Fenella Humpreys’ “Bach 2 the Future”. Fenella Humphreys came to performing Bach’s masterpieces in their complete form relatively recently, but was frustrated by a lack of solo works to perform alongside them.

Moondog - Katia Labeque & Triple Sun (2018) {Deutsche Grammophon Digital Download}

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Moondog - Katia Labeque & Triple Sun (2018) {Deutsche Grammophon Digital Download}

Moondog - Katia Labèque & Triple Sun (2018) {Deutsche Grammophon Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 214 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
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© 2018 KML Recordings / Deutsche Grammophon
Classical / Jazz / Electronic / Piano

Louis Thomas Hardin, called "Moondog," was one of the true geniuses of his time. Prolific and visionary, he linked Bach, jazz, and Amerindian rhythms and wrote mini-symphonies, madrigals, and piano pieces. Moondog's admirers included Igor Stravinsky, Arturo Toscanini, Frank Zappa, Janis Joplin, and more. In tribute, pianist Katia Labèque presents a selection of Moondog pieces rearranged with the group Triple Sun (David Chalmin, Massimo Pupillo and Raphaël Séguinier).

Matthias Goerne, The Synergy Vocals, BBC SO, Josep Pons - Berio: Sinfonia, Mahler / Berio: 10 frühe Lieder (2016)

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Matthias Goerne, The Synergy Vocals, BBC SO, Josep Pons - Berio: Sinfonia, Mahler / Berio: 10 frühe Lieder (2016)

Matthias Goerne, The Synergy Vocals, BBC SO, Josep Pons - Berio: Sinfonia, Mahler / Berio: 10 frühe Lieder (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:29 | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC902180

Luciano Berio's most celebrated and influential work is his Sinfonia for 8 amplified voices and orchestra (1968), a tour de force of musical quotations and collages, literary references, and social commentary that he composed for The Swingle Singers and the New York Philharmonic on the occasion of the orchestra's 125th anniversary. This composition has received noteworthy performances by Berio, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Riccardo Chailly, Hannu Lintu, and now Josep Pons, who leads the Synergy Vocals and the BBC Symphony Orchestra for this important release on Harmonia Mundi.

Alessandra Celletti ‎– Above The Sky (2013)

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Alessandra Celletti ‎– Above The Sky (2013)

Alessandra Celletti ‎– Above The Sky (2013)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:00 | 209 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Transparency | Catalog: 0381

In Above the Sky non ci sono mezzi termini, è forse il mio album più “estremo”, nel quale la mia passione per il vuoto non concede spazio ad alcun compromesso; pur mantenendo, come nei miei precedenti lavori, l’elemento melodico, il mio interesse va diritto all’essenza del suono, alla musica intesa come colore puro e sperimentazione timbrica.

Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Thierry Fischer - Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)

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Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Thierry Fischer - Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)

Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conducted by Thierry Fischer; Soloists of the Kirov Opera

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9488 | Time: 00:59:44

This CD offers a rare opportunity to hear Igor Stravinsky's opera buffa, 'Mavra.' At only 28 minutes, the opera is short, but interesting. By scoring the orchestra with full winds and just a handful of strings, Stravinsky molded the usually romantic opera genre into his cool, neoclassical form. Both the singing and the playing are highly energetic, and contain a certain wittiness. Conductor Thierry Fischer does something quite amazing: instead of the usual separation between voice and pit orchestra, Fischer puts the orchestra in direct dialogue with the stage action, creating an incredible integration. The 'Octet' and 'Concertino', more standard works, are also well played. Attacks and articulations are so very clean, and it was this cleanliness that attracted Stravinsky to wind instruments in the first place. Unlike other Stravinsky recordings, this one has the vitality and moodiness that make the notes sparkle. One always feels a sense of propulsion. In the 'Concertino', this rhythmic drive is contrasted beautifully with eerie string lines. The 'Octet' manages to achieve a perfect chamber music feel. The ensemble never forces the sound, and the result is an elegant, interesting and contagious performance. The same could be said for the whole album.

Moondog - Instrumental Music by Louis Hardin (1978) {LP - Musical Heritage Society MHS3803} (Released on VINYL but not CD)

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Moondog - Instrumental Music by Louis Hardin (1978) {LP - Musical Heritage Society MHS3803} (Released on VINYL but not CD)

Moondog - Instrumental Music by Louis Hardin (1978) {LP - Musical Heritage Society MHS3803} (Released on VINYL but not CD)
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/48kHz - VINYL LP RIP -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
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© 1978 Musical Heritage Society | MHS 3803
Classical / Jazz / Avant-Garde / Modern Classical / Minimal / Experimental / Third Stream

LOUIS T. HARDIN (MOONDOG). In the beginning was tonality. Then came atonality which was revolutionary. Tonality continued in folk music and popular music, in spite of atonality, but in the case of serious composers, it was taboo to even think of writing tonal on pain of being ignored and unperformed. I persisted in writing tonal music, and by opposing the atonal revolutionaries, I became a counter-revolutionary. I maintained the tonal tradition, unaware that the founder of atonality himself had repudiated the 12-tone System, which he had conceived. But that was not the end of atonality, for even though its founder gave it up, his pupils did not, and so, for the time being, at least, it survives. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, Tonality!

Conrad Cummings & Chinary Ung - Tall Wind, Beast Songs (1983) {Composers Recordings NWCRL487 Digital Download rel 2017}

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Conrad Cummings & Chinary Ung - Tall Wind, Beast Songs (1983) {Composers Recordings NWCRL487 Digital Download rel 2017}

Conrad Cummings & Chinary Ung - Tall Wind, Beast Songs (1983) {Composers Recordings NWCRL487 Digital Download rel 2017}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Digital Download (deezer.com) -> 178 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2017 Composers Recordings, Inc. | NWCRL 487
Classical / Modern Classical / Experimental / Avant-Garde

This disc is part of an ongoing series of re-issues of the Lp catalog of the CRI (Composer's Recordings Inc.) label. These important documents of 20th c. compositions have been out of print since the advent of the CD, but have now been transferred to digital files from the original master tapes in order to make them available once again.

Dimitri Ashkenazy - Jean Francaix: Works for Clarinet (2016)

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Dimitri Ashkenazy - Jean Francaix: Works for Clarinet (2016)

Jean Françaix: Works for Clarinet (2016)
Dimitri Ashkenazy, clarinet; Yvonne Long, piano; Ada Meinich, viola; Bernd Glemser, piano
Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Christoph-Matthias Mueller

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Paladino Music | # pmr 0074 | Time: 00:55:57

In collaboration with Yvonne Lang, Ada Meinich, Bernd Glemser and the Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra, Ashkenazy presents some of the most exciting works for clarinet by French composer Jean Françaix. "I have been a fan of Françaix‘s music since the first time I heard one of his pieces, which was sometime in my youth at the old Kunsthaus in Lucerne," says Dimitri Ashkenazy. "Hans-Rudolf Stalder played his 'Tema con variazioni' [the second piece on this disc] in the version with string orchestra accompaniment. I loved the spirit, the subtle use of harmony, and the humour, but also its introspectiveness".

Hanzhi Wang - On the Path to H.C. Andersen (2018)

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Hanzhi Wang - On the Path to H.C. Andersen (2018)

Hanzhi Wang - On the Path to H.C. Andersen (2018)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 54:48 | 137 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos

With this unique programme Hanzhi Wang takes us into the ‘fairy-tale world of the accordion’ in works by Danish composers that explore both the darkness and luminosity of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous stories. Poignant reflection and tragic depiction infuse Martin Lohse’s ‘Menuetto’ and ‘The Little Match Girl’ (dedicated to Hanzhi Wang), while his post-minimalist ‘Passing’ series forms adventurous mobiles of dancing light.

John Cage - Complete Piano Music, Vols. 1-10 - Steffen Schleiermacher (2004) {18CD Set MDG 613 1731-2 rec 1997-2002}

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John Cage - Complete Piano Music, Vols. 1-10 - Steffen Schleiermacher (2004) {18CD Set MDG 613 1731-2 rec 1997-2002}

John Cage - Complete Piano Music, Vols. 1-10 - Steffen Schleiermacher (2004) {18CD Set MDG 613 1731-2 rec 1997-2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.95 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 2.73 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 64 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997-2002, 2004 Musikproduktion Dabringhaus Und Grimm | MDG 613 1731-2
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Piano

Steffen Schleiermacher's monumental traversal of the complete piano music of John Cage will be essential for the collection of any fan of the composer's, unless he or she has already purchased the previously released ten volumes (a total of 18 discs) that are boxed together here and reissued in recognition of the composer's 100th anniversary in 2012. The 20-hour compilation is a testimony to Cage's hugely prolific output, and certainly constitutes one of the most significant collections of keyboard music of the 20th century. There could hardly be a more sympathetic and skillful interpreter of Cage's oeuvre than German pianist/composer Steffen Schleiermacher.

Horatiu Radulescu - Dizzy Divinity, Byzantine Prayer, Frenetico il longing di amare, Capricorn's Nostalgic Crickets II (1993)

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Horatiu Radulescu - Dizzy Divinity, Byzantine Prayer, Frenetico il longing di amare, Capricorn's Nostalgic Crickets II (1993)

Horatiu Radulescu - Dizzy Divinity, Byzantine Prayer, Frenetico il longing di amare, Capricorn's Nostalgic Crickets II (1993)
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 326 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993 Adda (France) / 581298
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Avant-Garde / Spectralism / Serialism / Flute

The restrained, minimal burst-like flute-playing of Dizzy Divinity, the noisy, sharp Byzantine Prayer, the oddly metallic-sounding Frenetico il longing di amare, and the slightly less distinct Capricorn's Nostalgic Crickets II all make for an interesting package. Some spectralism is so abrasive it is irritating but not the case here.

Sylvain Cambreling, Dennis Russell Davies, Friedrich Cerha - Friedrich Cerha: Spiegel-Monumentum-Momente (2010)

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Sylvain Cambreling, Dennis Russell Davies, Friedrich Cerha - Friedrich Cerha: Spiegel-Monumentum-Momente (2010)

Sylvain Cambreling, Dennis Russell Davies, Friedrich Cerha - Friedrich Cerha: Spiegel-Monumentum-Momente (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:12:30 | 583 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Kairos | Catalog: 0013002KAI

Friedrich Cerha (b. 1926) is revealed by this great 2-disc Kairos set to be one of the great composers of the late 20th Century, who deserves to be recognized alongside Xenakis, Ligeti, Nono, Stockhausen, and Boulez. Cerha was the 2012 recipient of the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, the "Nobel Prize of music," and so his reputation and stature outside of Austria are belatedly coming to more closely match the esteem he enjoys in his own country. Cerha's own music has only been extensively documented recently, with a series of discs on Austrian neuemusik label Kairos, as well as recordings on the ECM, Col Legno, and Neos labels.

Sjaelland String Quartet; Benjamin Koppel - Anders Koppel: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Mezzo Saxophone Quintet (2011)

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Sjaelland String Quartet; Benjamin Koppel - Anders Koppel: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Mezzo Saxophone Quintet (2011)

Anders Koppel - String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Mezzo Saxophone Quintet (2011)
Sjælland String Quartet; Benjamin Koppel (mezzo-saxophone)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, 21th Century | Label: Dacapo | # 6.220566 | Time: 00:59:09

Classics Today 10/10. The Danish composer Anders Koppel (b. 1947) has one foot firmly planted in the European classical music tradition, and the other in world music, rock and jazz. On this album the two worlds meet when the Sjælland String Quartet are joined by Koppel’s son, the jazz icon Benjamin Koppel to perform the quintet for mezzo-saxophone and strings, which can be heard for the first time on this CD.

IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain; Susanna Mälkki - Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A fuoco; Animus (2008)

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IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain; Susanna Mälkki - Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A fuoco; Animus (2008)

Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A fuoco; Animus (2008)
IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain; Susanna Mälkki, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Kairos | # 0012712KAI | Time: 01:09:15

Luca Francesconi is one of the most prominent Italian composer of his generation with a substantial and varied output to his credit. The release under review provides a good idea of his output although all the works recorded here are already some ten or twenty years old. Da Capo (1986) for small ensemble is the earliest work here and is probably one of Francesconi’s best-known and most popular. It is not difficult to understand why. It is a brilliantly scored, colourful piece full of nice instrumental touches and lively rhythms, although it opens and ends in a rather subdued manner. The other works were all composed at about the same time: between 1994 and 1995. They, too, display a considerable variety of means and moods. Etymo is the most substantial both in length and in content. The title, Etymo (as in etymology) is about the search for the origin and development of language. It sets texts from various poems from Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal for soprano, large ensemble and electronics. The final words are drawn from Baudelaire’s Carnets intimes.

Sharon Bezaly, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti - Pipe Dreams (2012) (Repost)

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Sharon Bezaly, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti - Pipe Dreams (2012) (Repost)

Sharon Bezaly, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti - Pipe Dreams (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:23 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1789

On a wide selection of recordings solo, with orchestra, and in chamber music Sharon Bezaly has demonstrated not only ‘utter commitment to the works’ but also ‘the most technically assured, breathtakingly brilliant flute-playing around’ (Fanfare). On Pipe Dreams, she appears with the eminent Australian Chamber Orchestra and their leader Richard Tognetti in a programme which takes its name from the Australian composer Carl Vine’s work for flute and orchestra.