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Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Grzegorz Nowak - Elgar, Piazzolla, Wolosoff (2019)

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Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Grzegorz Nowak - Elgar, Piazzolla, Wolosoff (2019)

Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Grzegorz Nowak - Elgar, Piazzolla, Wolosoff (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 266 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 131 Mb | 00:57:18
Classical | Label: Sebastian Records

Grammy Award winning cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio first hit the international stage by winning the Tchaikovsky International Violoncello Competition in Russia which resulted in her Carnegie Hall debut televised nationally in the US. Since then, she has performed thousands of concerts on six continents both as a soloist and with her ensemble, the Eroica Trio. Sara has finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of recording the romantic masterpiece, Elgar Cello Concerto, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra-one of England's finest orchestras. She pairs the Elgar with a lush, new romantic cello concerto written for her by Bruce Wolosoff and her own arrangements of Astor Piazzolla's sultry Libertango and Oblivion to complete a recording designed to delight the listeners ears and linger in their souls.

Pierre Boulez - Notations & Piano Sonatas - Pi-hsien Chen (2005) {hat[now]ART 162}

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Pierre Boulez - Notations & Piano Sonatas - Pi-hsien Chen (2005) {hat[now]ART 162}

Pierre Boulez - Notations & Piano Sonatas - Pi-hsien Chen (2005) {hat[now]ART 162}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 236 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
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© 2005 HAT HUT Records | hat[now]ART 162
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Post Modern / Piano Solo

Chen's survey of Boulez's piano music (bar the little competition piece Incises) invites comparisons with Paavali Jumppanen's accounts of the three sonatas released by Deutsche Grammophon earlier in the year. Both are first rate; Chen's tempi are marginally slower, but her approach is more dramatic - some of the early Notations are positively explosive - while Jumppanen explores Boulez's command of keyboard sonority more fastidiously. Both convey the energy of the young Boulez's piano writing. It's hard to believe the Notations were composed 60 years ago, and the First Sonata, with its strange, intensely French flavour, followed a year later; this music still sounds astonishingly fresh.

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Spirit of Brazil (2009) [Re-Up]

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Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Spirit of Brazil (2009) [Re-Up]

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Spirit of Brazil (2009)
works by Clarice Assad, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Egberto Gismonti,
Sérgio Assad, Roland Dyens, Paulo Bellinati

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Artwork included
Classical Guitar | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10512 | Time: 00:58:43

The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet was formed at the Royal College of Music under the guidance of Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey. The Quartet has earned a reputation as a dynamic and innovative ensemble, captivating audiences with eclectic repertoire and spell-binding performances. Since its formation, the Quartet has performed extensively across the UK. The group explains how Spirit of Brazil came about: "Both as soloists and as a group, all four of us have been inspired by the music of Brazil. Far from being the national property of Spain, the guitar is integral to the music and culture of Brazil and in this record we have endeavoured to represent a breadth of music, from the classical discipline of Villa-Lobos to the improvisational qualities of Gismonti."

Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

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Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

Europäische Chormusik - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set
Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 942 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics | # 825646261505 | Time: 06:49:27

The great recordings of the "Nordic choral marvel": Swedish choral conductor Eric Ericson was one of the true legends in his field. When he died in 2013 at the age of 94, he had spent decades working to place his two Stockholm choirs among the international musical elite. His recordings from the 1970's enjoy real cult status – unique interpretations of a cappella works from the Renaissance to the 20th century, from Gesualdo to Penderecki, released here for the first time in a single box.

Kai Laursen - Danish Violin Concertos, Vol. 5 (2009)

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Kai Laursen - Danish Violin Concertos, Vol. 5 (2009)

Kai Laursen - Danish Violin Concertos, Vol. 5 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:04:34 | 685 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Danacord | Catalog: DACOCD469-470

An American musicologist once noted that compared to its population, no other country has as many symphonists as Denmark. This fifth release of violin concertos concludes this enthralling 2CD set series. The complete series are now available in five 2 CD sets each one priced as a single CD, offering excellent value for money and a wonderful opportunity to explore these delightful and little known concertos.

Elina Mustonen - Birds (2018)

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Elina Mustonen - Birds (2018)

Elina Mustonen - Birds (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:19 | 473 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Fuga | Catalog: FUGA-9447

As a lover of birds and the harpsichord, this CD could have been fashioned specially for me! Throughout history composers have admired and imitated the songs of birds, and this CD by harpsichordist Elina Mustonen explores the relationship in the keyboard music of the 17th, 18th and 21st centuries. The CD opens with the stunning sounds of nightingale song before Mustonen embarks on the Quatorzième Ordre from Couperin’s Troisième Livre de Clavecin of 1722, in which the composer evokes the songs of various birds, most prominently arguably the most distinguished of avian vocalists, the nightingale.

Morton Feldman - Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello - Ives Ensemble (1995) {hat ART CD 6158}

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Morton Feldman - Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello - Ives Ensemble (1995) {hat ART CD 6158}

Morton Feldman - Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello - Ives Ensemble (1995) {hat ART CD 6158}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
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© 1995 Hat Hut Records | hat ART CD 6158
Classical / Modern Classical / Contemporary / Avant-Garde

Another late piece from The Master. This is music that, aside from its slightly creepy tone, does not grab you by the collar and tell you what to think or how to feel. To me it is like moving from painting to abstract painting in a darkened gallery, each image glowing momentarily, none overpowering the other. Marvellous.

Bruce Levingston - Nightbreak: Works by Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Rihm, Philip Glass (2011) [Re-Up]

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Bruce Levingston - Nightbreak: Works by Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Rihm, Philip Glass (2011) [Re-Up]

Bruce Levingston - Nightbreak (2011)
works by Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Rihm, Philip Glass

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sono Luminus | # DSL-92144 | Time: 01:03:45

In his release, Nightbreak, acclaimed pianist Bruce Levingston has recorded an album of works that display the light and dark of the human soul. From the dramatic sound-portraits of Franz Liszt’s powerful and moving “Vallée d’Obermann” and Brahms anguished “Edward” Ballade to the world premiere recording of Philip Glass’s brilliant and thrilling “Dracula Suite”, Levingston’s virtuosic and deeply searching performance on this CD captures a panoramic range of colors and emotions. The second release in a triptych by Mr. Levingston for Sono Luminus, Nightbreak also contains Mr. Levingston’s signature creative programming with elegant and poetic interpretations of nocturnes and waltzes by Liszt, Brahms and Wolfgang Rihm. In addition, he has recorded Liszt’s magnificent, impressionistic “Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este”, a tour de force of color and chiaroscuro in sound.

Luc Ferrari - Photophonie (2019) {Transversales Disques rec 1973-1992}

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Luc Ferrari - Photophonie (2019) {Transversales Disques rec 1973-1992}

Luc Ferrari - Photophonie (2019) {Transversales Disques rec 1973-1992}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/48kHz - Official Digital Download (bandcamp.com) -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973-92, 2019 Transversales Disques
Modern Classical / Early Electronic / Avant-Garde / Electroacoustic / Musique concrète

Remastered from the original master tapes. Transversales is a label co-founded by Jonathan Fitoussi, audio restoration engineer at INA & INA GRM. In 2019, to mark the 90th anniversary of his birth, Transversales Disques is very glad to announce the release of « Photophonie » unpublished archives, spanning 1973-1992, revelatory collection of commercial, `commission and secret music by electroacoustic music pioneer Luc Ferrari.

Julia Zilberquit - Three Centuries of Bagatelles (2007)

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Julia Zilberquit - Three Centuries of Bagatelles (2007)

Julia Zilberquit - Three Centuries of Bagatelles (2007)
Works by Couperin, Beethoven, Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Lyadov, Bartók, Tcherepnin, Denisov

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570237 | Time: 01:17:11

Three Centuries of Bagatelles: what a neat idea! Although most of the music comes from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – the only work that comes from eighteenth century is Couperin's Les Bagatelles (Rondeau) from Book Two of his Pièces de Clavecin – the selection is so cool – Beethoven's supremely well-known Bagatelle Für Elise, plus other far-less-well-known works by Saint-Saëns, Liszt, Bartók, Lyadov, Tcherepnin, and Denisov – and the performances are so sweet it's almost impossible to resist this disc. Superbly played by Russian-born, American-based pianist Julia Zilberquit, each little work comes alive with its own personality and its own melodic charms and stylistic quirks. With an agile technique and a brilliant tone – listeners may recall her superlative 1996 recording of Shostakovich's concertino arranged for piano and string orchestra by the performer – Zilberquit never fails to find what's distinctive about each tiny piece – the 36 pieces here average only a bit longer than two minutes – and never fails to make it appealing. Recorded in clear, round digital sound by producer Vadim Ivanov in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory in 2001, this disc will delight all but the stubbornest fans of musical giganticism.

Josef Feigelson - Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Complete Music for Solo Cello 1 (2010)

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Josef Feigelson - Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Complete Music for Solo Cello 1 (2010)

Josef Feigelson - Mieczysław Weinberg: Complete Music for Solo Cello 1 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572280 | Time: 00:57:30

The importance of Mieczysław Weinberg’s 24 Preludes for solo cello, written for Rostropovich, lies beyond their superficial resemblance to Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier or the piano preludes of Chopin or Weinberg’s colleague Shostakovich. Instead, it resides in Weinberg’s remarkable ability to write for solo cello with almost limitless imagination, using myriad musical styles and varied techniques. These fascinating qualities are also to be found in his more expansively lyrical Sonata, a masterfully written outpouring of deep emotions. Latvian-born cellist Josef Feigelson has enjoyed a solo career spanning over three decades and champions neglected cello repertoire.

Borys Demenko - Valentin Silvestrov: Metaphoric Music (Метафорична Музика) (2012)

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Borys Demenko - Valentin Silvestrov: Metaphoric Music (Метафорична Музика) (2012)

Borys Demenko - Valentin Silvestrov: Metaphoric Music (Метафорична Музика) (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb
Classical | Label: Національна Радіокомпанія України | # none | Time: 01:15:59

Ukrainian composer Silvestrov is known for his "metaphorical" style of music, which sounds transparent, but is technically and emotionally complex. "Music should be so transparent that one can see the bottom and that poetry shimmers through this transparency." (Valentin Silvestrov)

Emily Beynon - British Flute Concertos (2012)

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Emily Beynon - British Flute Concertos (2012)

Emily Beynon - British Flute Concertos (2012)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 202 MB | 76:41
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records

The promised British flute concertos are in somewhat short supply on this Chandos release, with only The Magic Flute Dances of contemporary composer Jonathan Dove and the Flute Concerto, Op. 36, of Lennox Berkeley starting life as such a thing. The Poulenc work included is not, of course, British at all, but was arranged by Berkeley for flute and orchestra from a sonata for flute and piano, and the William Alwyn work, although titled Concerto, was originally for the unusual ensemble of flute and eight wind instruments.

Jo Anne Sukumaran & Kseniia Vokhmianina - The Night Garden (2019)

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Jo Anne Sukumaran & Kseniia Vokhmianina - The Night Garden (2019)

Jo Anne Sukumaran & Kseniia Vokhmianina - The Night Garden (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 194 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 Mb | 00:54:48
Classical | Label: Hello Stage

It is a sound garden inspired by the night, nature and spirituality to represent safe spaces for a digitalised and a conflicted society. It provides a "breathing space" from the crowds and brings the listener on a journey through the different moods of the night being calm, meditative, mysterious and even of turmoil. The Night Garden is a metaphor of using music and art as a 'safe space' of self-expression and healing, promote happiness and well-being in society and the message of hope that suffering and darkness is temporal. It is about journeying through the darkness, confronting it and coming out a better person. Compositions from classical composers such as Saint-Saens, Tansmann, Koechlin, Hersant, Robert Ronnes are in the programme.

Cobus du Toit - Jacques Castérède: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2019)

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Cobus du Toit - Jacques Castérède: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2019)

Cobus du Toit - Jacques Castérède: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 209 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:57
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Jacques Casterede’s distinguished career was centered in Paris, but with musical roots in the early twentieth-century traditions of neo-Classicism and Les Six- the wide variety of scope and intent in his work was never meant to compete with the radical avant-garde. The balletic Flutes en vacances has become one of his most popular pieces, while Ciels (‘Skies’) was a competition piece for the Conservatoire. The colors in Trois moments musicaux d’apres Corot depict paintings in sound while the Sonatine de Mai is more neo-Classical in mood.