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Guntis Kuzma, Andris Poga, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra - Tālivaldis Ķeniņš: Symphony No.1 & Two Concertos (2020)

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Guntis Kuzma, Andris Poga, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra - Tālivaldis Ķeniņš: Symphony No.1 & Two Concertos (2020)

Guntis Kuzma, Andris Poga, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra - Tālivaldis Ķeniņš: Symphony No.1 & Two Concertos (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 245 Mb | Total time: 57:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | ODE 1350-2 | Recorded: 2020

Tālivaldis Ķeniņš (1919–2008) is a name that is not known to most classical listeners despite of his long international career as a composer. This album presents three orchestral works by one of Latvia’s greatest 20th century composers performed by the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Andris Poga and Guntis Kuzma.

Mare Duo - Carlo Domeniconi: Works for Mandolin & Guitar (2021)

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Mare Duo - Carlo Domeniconi: Works for Mandolin & Guitar (2021)

Mare Duo - Carlo Domeniconi: Works for Mandolin & Guitar (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 237 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:07
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Carlo Domeniconi is a master of guitar composition. His fusion of Western and Eastern elements is a distinctive feature of his writing, and this album presents a body of work for the unusual combination of mandolin and guitar. The large-scale Durandarte charts a medieval knights wild journey through the countryside, which is accompanied by poignant love songs, elegies, and agitated cross-rhythms.

Mirian Conti - Tangorama: An Anthology of 20th Century Tango, Vol. 1 (2021)

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Mirian Conti - Tangorama: An Anthology of 20th Century Tango, Vol. 1 (2021)

Mirian Conti - Tangorama: An Anthology of 20th Century Tango, Vol. 1 (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:16 | 138 Mb
Classical, Tango | Label: Grand Piano

This panoramic survey of Argentine tangos shows the genre in all its rich variety of moods and virtuosity. It salutes Ángel Villoldo, the father of tango, whose El choclo (‘The Corncob’) is one of the most famous tangos of all time, and charts the music’s evolution towards the romanticism and lush harmonies of Augustín Bardi. Improvisatory styles, syncopation and jazz harmonies were introduced by such great composers as José Pascual and Orlando Goñi, whilst Enrique Francini developed his personal qualities of dissonance and rhythmic flair into the 1960s. This survey is the first in a series that will document around one hundred rare and classic tangos, all performed by the Argentine pianist Mirian Conti.

Doric String Quartet, RSNO, Peter Oundjian - John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)

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Doric String Quartet, RSNO, Peter Oundjian - John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)

John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)
Doric String Quartet; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA5199 | Time: 01:11:23

As part of his final year as Music Director and following a two-season celebration of the Orchestra’s 125th anniversary, Peter Oundjian and the RSNO here present their second recording of music by John Adams, with the exceptional participation of the Doric String Quartet. Written for a large orchestra including six percussionists, keyboard sampler, and amplified steel-string guitar, Naive and Sentimental Music is a sweepingly symphonic masterpiece, full of contrasts and clashes. It reflects the dichotomy between ‘naive’ and ‘sentimental’ poetry as analysed by Friedrich Schiller in his 1795 essay Über naive und sentimentalische Dichtung, as well as the ‘bipolar’ musical life of Esa-Pekka Salonen, the dedicatee of this piece, who conducted the first performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1999. Absolute Jest is a large-scale scherzo for amplified string quartet and orchestra, heavily inspired by the music of Beethoven, which Adams has always deeply admired. The quartet of soloists, a late addition to the score, emphasises the echoes of Beethoven’s music (mainly his string quartets) and facilitates a ‘hyperspace rate’ of virtuosity, which the Doric String Quartet here perfectly demonstrates.

Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)

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Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)

Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:41
Classical | Label: Aparté

K, a multicultural orchestra under the direction of the Italian-Brazilian conductor Simone Menezes, is bringing out its first album. Born out of the awareness that classical music was exported throughout the world and took on multiple influences in the last century, K’s project seeks to find the original accents of the works it performs. Their goal: to tell each story in its original language.

John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra - The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (1991) {Sony Classical} **[RE-UP]**

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John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra - The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (1991) {Sony Classical} **[RE-UP]**

John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra - The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (1991) {Sony Classical}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 308 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 166 mb
Genre: classical

The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration is a 1991 album by John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra. It consists of Williams conducting music that were part of films directed by Spielberg, many of which are standards for each generation. This comes from Sony Classical.

Lés Metaboles & Léo Warynski - Jardin féérique (2020)

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Lés Metaboles & Léo Warynski - Jardin féérique (2020)

Lés Metaboles & Léo Warynski - Jardin féérique (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 305 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | Artwork included | 00:56:23
Classical, Choral | Label: NoMadMusic

“Jardin féérique”, the Métaboles’ 2nd album with NoMadMusic, is a true ode to nature. Infinite source of inspiration, it becomes an enchanted forest with Ravel, is the symbolical reflection of the soul’s tremors with Saint-Saëns, while Britten, in his Hymn to Saint Cecilia – patron of musicians – pays homage to the muse walking through a shady garden. Britten’s Flower Songs create a unique cycle like a musical herbarium… The figurative music of Murray Schafer (Miniwanka) – engaged composer and ecology-lover – develops the concept of a musical landscape: a fascinating conjunction of vocal gestures, percussion, onomatopeia, evocation of rituals which reveal the metaphysical dimension of the link between Nature and Mankind.

Signal, Brad Lubman, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)

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Signal, Brad Lubman, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)

Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)
Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman; Michael Riesman, keyboards

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # OMM0073 | Time: 01:04:35

30 years after Philip Glass’ debut record the new music ensemble Signal asked Philip Glass Ensemble music director Michael Riesman to arrange the classic album “Glassworks” for live performance. The concert took place at the New York venue, Poisson Lubman in April 2010. This CD features a new recording of the entire score, paired with a riveting performance of “Music in Similar Motion”.

Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005) [Re-Up]

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Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005) [Re-Up]

Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | 01:09:20
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1844, 476 1515

John Cage: Early Piano Music comes from Herbert Henck, an experienced hand with the work of Cage, having previously recorded Music for Piano, Music of Changes, and Sonatas and Interludes in addition to a mighty swath of first-tier twentieth-century literature for piano for various labels, most notably Wergo and ECM New Series. These are early works for standard, not prepared, piano, and some of these pieces will be as familiar to dyed-in-the-wool Cageans as "Happy Birthday." This puts the pressure on Henck to excel, and he does so spectacularly well here. The disc includes the two sets entitled Two Pieces for Piano, the piano version of The Seasons, Metamorphosis, In a Landscape, Ophelia, and the fragmentary Quest. The pieces date from 1935 to 1948, the same range covered by pianist Jeanne Kirstein in her pioneering 1967 survey of Cage's piano music for CBS Masterworks.

Marc Coppey, Lawrence Foster - Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2021)

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Marc Coppey, Lawrence Foster - Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2021)

Marc Coppey, Lawrence Foster & Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:00:10
Classical | Label: audite Musikproduktion

This live recording of the two Shostakovich cello concertos continues audite's successful cooperation with Marc Coppey, who approaches both works with boundless energy and without any sentimentality.

Nightingale String Quartet - Holmboe: String Quartets, Vol. 1 (2021)

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Nightingale String Quartet - Holmboe: String Quartets, Vol. 1 (2021)

Nightingale String Quartet - Holmboe: String Quartets, Vol. 1 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 292 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:07:09
Classical | Label: Dacapo

"After award-winning Langgaard recordings, the Nightingale String Quartet turns to one of the great unsung quartet cycles of the last century, that of Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996). Volume 1 in this new cycle takes in the composer’s first published quartet, his momentum momentum-fueled Quartet No. 3 and his taut Quartet No. 15 with its pathos-imbued Funeral march. These are fresh new performances that support the idea that the deeper you dig into Holmboe’s music, the more you find."

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - Mussorgsky: The Nursery / Schnittke: In Memoriam (Live) (2017)

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Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - Mussorgsky: The Nursery / Schnittke: In Memoriam (Live) (2017)

Irina Muratova, Gennady Rozhdestvensky & Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - Mussorgsky: The Nursery / Schnittke: In Memoriam (Live) (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 157 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 Mb | 00:40:02
Classical | Label: Melodiya

The Nursery (Russian: Детская, Detskaya, literally Children's [Room]) is a song cycle by Modest Mussorgsky set to his own lyrics, composed between 1868 and 1872. The cycle was published in two series. Only the first two songs survive of the second series. During the late ’60s and early ’70s, Schnittke’s experiments with form and compositional style produced several important works: the Violin Sonata “Quasi una sonata” (1968), the First Symphony (1969-72), the Suite in the Olden Style (1972), and the Requiem (1975). It was during this period that Schnittke composed In memoriam…, which he adapted from his Piano Quintet (1972-76).

Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Trostiansky, Kirill Rybakov - Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Part, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)

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Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Trostiansky, Kirill Rybakov - Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Part, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)

Misterioso: Valentin Silvestrov, Arvo Pärt, Galina Ustvolskaya (2006)
Alexei Lubimov, piano; Alexander Trostiansky, violin; Kirill Rybakov, clarinet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans ~ 41 Mb | 01:19:54
Contemporary Classical, Chamber | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1959, 476 3108

The title of ECM's release of works by three composers born in the former Soviet Union perfectly captures the mood of the CD – it is truly mysterious. Although more than half a century separates the first of these pieces from the most recent, they share a sense of otherness that defies easy explanation. The pieces are not so much mysterious in the sense of being eerie (although there are several moments that might raise the hairs on the back of your neck if you were listening alone in the dark); they are unsettling because they raise more questions than they answer.

Marcel Dupré: Works for Organ [13 CDs] (1997-2003)

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Marcel Dupré: Works for Organ [13 CDs] (1997-2003)

Marcel Dupré: Works for Organ [13 CDs] (1997-2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.87 Gb | Total time: 15:05:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | Recorded: 1996-2001

Marcel Dupré had a long and busy career as a recitalist, composer, teacher, writer and editor and he exerted enormous influence on all aspects of the organist's art in the early part of this century. Dupré's place in the evolution of twentieth century organ music has yet to be fully understood or appreciated and there are those who would seek to detract from the enormous impact his playing and teaching had on countless students who studied with him. It cannot be ignored that the list of his Premier Prix students at the Paris Conservatoire contains nearly every important twentieth-century French organist and composer, including Marie-Claire Alain, Jean Langlais, Jean Guillou, Jeanne Demessieux, and Olivier Messiaën.

Swedish Radio Choir - Pettersson: Symphony No. 12 "The Dead in the Square" (2021)

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Swedish Radio Choir - Pettersson: Symphony No. 12 "The Dead in the Square" (2021)

Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra & Christian Lindberg - Pettersson: Symphony No. 12 "The Dead in the Square" (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:40
Classical, Choral | Label: BIS

The Twelfth Symphony forms an exception in Allan Pettersson’s output. When he agreed to compose a work for the 500th anniversary of Uppsala University, it was one of the few commissions that he ever accepted. Having written purely orchestral scores for the past 30 years, he decided to incorporate a choir and a text. Pablo Neruda had received the Nobel Prize in 1971, and acknowledging the poet’s ‘deeply felt compassion for the outcasts of society’, Pettersson selected nine poems from the huge collection Canto general for his new work.