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University of North Texas Symphonic Band & Dennis Fisher - Giroux: Shine (2018)

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University of North Texas Symphonic Band & Dennis Fisher - Giroux: Shine (2018)

University of North Texas Symphonic Band & Dennis Fisher - Giroux: Shine (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:13:48 | 312 Mb
Classical | Label: Klavier Records

Julie Giroux has been composing since the age of 8, and has been hard at work ever since. Her first composition for band was published when she was only 13 years old. With over 100 film, television and video game credits, Giroux has collaborated with dozens of film composers, producers, and celebrities. She won an individual Emmy Award in the field of Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction. When she won her first Emmy, she was the first female and the youngest person ever to win that award. On this release, Shine, the University of North Texas Symphonic Band presents some of her most fantastic concert band pieces. The Symphonic Band at UNT has developed an exemplary national reputation for both their performances and recordings. Membership is drawn from the finest musicians attending the College of Music. The highest quality traditional, mixed with contemporary literature make up the foundation of musical repertoire performed by the group.

C.L.S.I. Ensemble & Paul Méfano - Stockhausen: Kurzwellen (2018)

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C.L.S.I. Ensemble & Paul Méfano - Stockhausen: Kurzwellen (2018)

C.L.S.I. Ensemble & Paul Méfano - Stockhausen: Kurzwellen (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 00:47:59 | 215 Mb
Classical, Electronic, Experimental | Label: Mode Records

The performers in Kurzwellen react to the completely unforeseeable events which they receive on short-wave radios while performing on their instruments. But this is not improvisation. Stockhausen s score instructs them how to transform what they hear: how they imitate amd modulate it, make it longer or shorter, how to rhythmically articulate it, higher or lower, louder or softer, darker or more playful. Whether they should play and as solo, duo, trio or quartet, etc. Though not so familiar now, at the time short-wave radios made it possible to listen to live radio stations from all over the world. The transmission was not always clean, but disturbed by noises and interferences. Moving from one station to another one could hear Morse-code signals, amateur radio communications and all kind of electronic sounds and noises. Stockhausen wanted this sound world to be part of Kurzwellen. This new version created by C.L.S.I., premiered at the Stockhausen Summer Course in Kurten on August 10th 2011, is a kind of updating of Stockhausen s one of the 1960s.

VA - David Lang: Writing on Water (2018)

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VA - David Lang: Writing on Water (2018)

VA - David Lang: Writing on Water (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 387 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | 01:04:42
Classical | Label: Cantaloupe Music

This thrilling album showcases some of Lang’s most urgent, rhythmically complex music performed by an incredible ensemble lineup: the London Sinfonietta, Crash Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, and more. The title track, “Writing on Water,” sets a scintillating patchwork libretto that pieces together literary descriptions of shipwrecks and drowning in its commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar. Lang’s Nyman-like vocal music lurches and pitches amid a bustling instrumental accompaniment that combines electric guitar and orchestra. The incessantly exciting “Forced March” is a series of relentless collisions between melody and rhythm, while “Increase” combines complex musical patterns and contrasting moods to hypnotic effect.

Tonkünstler Orchester & Yutaka Sado - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 & Suite for Variety Orchestra (2018)

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Tonkünstler Orchester & Yutaka Sado - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 & Suite for Variety Orchestra (2018)

Tonkünstler Orchester & Yutaka Sado - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 & Suite for Variety Orchestra (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 321 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | 01:12:11
Classical | Label: Tonkunstler Orchestra

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Russian composer and pianist. He is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.

NFM Wrocław Philharmonic & Tönu Kaljuste - Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies (2018)

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NFM Wrocław Philharmonic & Tönu Kaljuste - Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies (2018)

NFM Wrocław Philharmonic & Tönu Kaljuste - Arvo Pärt: The Symphonies (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 335 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | 01:19:26
Classical | Label: ECM Records, Deutsche Grammophon

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s four symphonies tell the story of his musical life. It’s a tale bookended by the skittish and uncompromising Symphony No. 1, written while he was a student in 1963, and the Fourth from 2008—a beautifully sculpted masterpiece in his own “tintinnabuli” style in which textures rise, fall, and repeat like pealing bells. Much more than fine recordings of fascinating works, these are ideal performances directed by one of Pärt’s most trusted conductors, compatriot Tõnu Kaljuste. Listen out for the beautiful oases amid the noise in the final movement of Symphony No. 2 and the chant-infused Symphony No. 3, containing moments of pure beauty.

Kronos Quartet - Released 1985-1995 (1995) (Repost)

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Kronos Quartet - Released 1985-1995 (1995) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet - Released 1985-1995 (1995)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:39:48 | 459 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559793942

Kronos is a quality act. No quartet currently performing has done more to bridge the divide between popular and ‘serious’ music, and although others have served contemporary repertoire with equal dedication (the Arditti Quartet being among the most notable), Kronos take top laurels for imagination, presentation and an intuitive sense of what best ‘connects’ with a non-specialist music-loving audience.

Lisa Batiashvili - Echoes of Time (2011) (Repost)

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Lisa Batiashvili - Echoes of Time (2011) (Repost)

Lisa Batiashvili - Echoes of Time (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:19 | 354 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 477 9299 GH

As a debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon, Lisa Batiashvili's Echoes of Time works reasonably well because it demonstrates a seriousness of purpose that any rising violinist would wish to convey and provides a showcase for her virtuosity. Dmitry Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 sets a keynote of gravitas and introduces us to the theme of the album, which is that the works presented here were influenced in one way or another by the culture and politics of the Soviet Union.

Daniel Barenboim & The Boulez Ensemble - Boulez: Sur Incises (Live At Pierre Boulez Saal) (2018)

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Daniel Barenboim & The Boulez Ensemble - Boulez: Sur Incises (Live At Pierre Boulez Saal) (2018)

Daniel Barenboim & The Boulez Ensemble - Boulez: Sur Incises (Live At Pierre Boulez Saal) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 00:39:22 | 153 Mb
Classical | Label: Peral Music, Deutsche Grammophon

An internationally known pianist and conductor, Daniel Barenboim has toured with the Chicago Symphony and was the music director of the Orchestre de Paris for more than 14 years. His repertoire includes Beethoven, Mozart and Anton Bruckner symphonies.

Jose Antonio Escobar - Guitar Music of Colombia: Adolfo Mejia, Gentil Montana, Lucas Saboya, Henry Gonzalez (2015)

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Jose Antonio Escobar - Guitar Music of Colombia: Adolfo Mejia, Gentil Montana, Lucas Saboya, Henry Gonzalez (2015)

José Antonio Escobar - Guitar Music of Colombia (2015)
works by Adolfo Mejía, Gentil Montaña, Lucas Saboya, Henry Gonzalez

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Artwork included
Classical Guitar | Label: Naxos | # 8.573059 | Time: 01:03:23

Colombia’s thriving cultural heritage derives from Spanish, African and Amerindian elements. The rich blend of colour and rhythmic vitality found in the synthesis of dance forms and styles, notably the sharply accented Andean bambuco (‘pursuit dance’), the flowing, graceful pasillo and the traditional, rhythmic guabina, recurs throughout this programme. Poignant expressiveness and intricate virtuosity are features of Montaña’s two Suites. Saboya’s Suite Ernestina includes characteristically South American melodies and rhythms, while Caribbean rhythmic patterns are recreated in González’s Preludio.

Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

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Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)

Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 2; Faust Cantata (2008)
Erik Kurmangaliev, countertenor; Raisa Kotova, contralto; Anatoli Safiulin, bass
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra & State Chamber Choir, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Oleg Kagan, violin; Natalia Gutman, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01547 | Time: 01:08:50

Alfred Schnittke's Second Concerto Grosso is a different creature than his First. While the 1977 Concerto Grosso No. 1 for 2 Violins, Strings and Keyboards is a lithe, vicious, often comical work, the Second, finished five years later, is a weightier affair. The soloists are now violin and cello; the Baroque band is now a full orchestra with electric guitar, drum kit, and brake drum; there are four large movements rather than six smaller ones; the entire work is imbued with an air of sincere tragedy, albeit with mud on its shoes. Schnittke dedicated the work to its premiere soloists, husband-and-wife duo Oleg Kagan (violin) and Natalia Gutman (cello); famed for their flawless ensemble, the couple inspired in Schnittke a musical air of companionship – a single soul in two instruments.

VA - British String Concertos (2014) 4CD Box Set

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VA - British String Concertos (2014) 4CD Box Set

VA - British String Concertos (2014) 4CD Box Set
works by Coleridge-Taylor, Holst, Finzi, Hoddinott, Maconchy,
Busch, Fricker, Moeran, Gerhard, Banks, Rubbra, Morgan

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.28 Gb | Scans ~ 47 Mb | 05:03:05
Genre: Classical | Label: Lyrita | # SRCD.2346

The release of this four-CD set of works for solo string instruments and orchestra pays tribute, as does the recently issued box-set of ‘British Piano Concertos’, to the imagination and vision of the late Richard Itter and his pioneering Lyrita label. For many, Lyrita was the British music label and was loyally supported by various ‘in house’ conductors, among them Adrian Boult, Nicholas Braithwaite, Norman Del Mar and Vernon Handley. Many of the recordings offered here are from the old Lyrita analogue and early digital catalogue but there are a few recordings made during the label’s short revival between 1993 and 1996 which were not issued until more than a decade after they were made. The set makes for fantastic value for money, each CD containing well over 70 minutes of music, and the performances are generally of tremendous vibrancy and quality.

Lynn Raley - Maëlstrom: Contemporary American Piano Music (2018)

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Lynn Raley - Maëlstrom: Contemporary American Piano Music (2018)

Lynn Raley - Maëlstrom: Contemporary American Piano Music (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:24 | 125 Mb
Classical | Label: Wyastone Estate Limited, Nimbus Alliance

Four American composers, all pianists, all prizewinners at the height of their powers. It is not surprising that the works collected here are idiomatic to the instrument and gratify ing to play. Augusta Read Thomas explores the piano’s natural resonance and beauty. Wayne Peterson’s expressive, sweeping virtuosic lines reflect his past as a jazz pianist. Charles Wuorinen’s bracing rhythms leap across the instrument in a modernist romp that echoes the wit and humor of his opera. Eric Moe’s Afro-bebop encore rounds out the program.

Allar Kaasik - Timeless Light: Estonian Cello Works (2017)

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Allar Kaasik - Timeless Light: Estonian Cello Works (2017)

Allar Kaasik - Timeless Light: Estonian Cello Works (2017)
works by Galina Grigorjeva, Tõnu Kõrvits, Arvo Pärt, Kuldar Sink, Erkki-Sven Tüür

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1887 | Time: 01:20:55

Allar Kaasik has enjoyed a long and fruitful career, in his native Estonia as well as abroad. Reflecting on it in the liner notes to this very personal disc, he singles out one particular aspect: the ambition to embrace the very latest compositions by Estonian composers. Performing in churches as he often does, Kaasik finds music resounding in a church a part of the Holy Service. This is reflected in many of the works which have been written for him, with composers such as Galina Grigorjeva and Kuldar Sink enriching the tradition of Estonian church music. Among Allar Kaasik’s many partners in performing these works, several appear on the present disc, including two eminent choirs – the State Choir Latvija and Estonian National Male Choir – as well as the Latvian organist Kristīne Adamaite. A focal point of the programme is the cello concerto Pro et contra by the most celebrated of all Estonian composers, Arvo Pärt. Kaasik is supported by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peeter Lilje and the recording has a particular significance – originally released by Melodiya in 1989, it was the first recording of Pärt’s music published on disc in the Soviet Union following the lifting of the unofficial ban on his music. The remaining works on Timeless Light were all recorded between 2014 and 2016.

VA - British Piano Concertos (2014) 4CD Box Set

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VA - British Piano Concertos (2014) 4CD Box Set

VA - British Piano Concertos (2014) 4CD Box Set
Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Hoddinott, Williamson, Finzi,
Bridge, Rawsthorne, Ireland, Busch, Moeran, Berkeley, Scott

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Scans ~ 47 Mb | Time: 05:05:31
Classical, 20th Century | Label: Lyrita | # SRCD.2345

This boxed set reassembles largely analog material from existing Lyrita CDs under a new generic grouping. Dates and locations of recording sessions are not given. Lyrita seem always to have been reticent about those details. The sound is a model of its kind – Lyrita were always able to boast glorious sound. The freshly written liner-notes are by the authoritative and accessible Paul Conway and run to ten pages. These are not a simple retread of the original notes by other authors.

Clarice Jensen - For This From That Will Be Filled (2018)

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Clarice Jensen - For This From That Will Be Filled (2018)

Clarice Jensen - For This From That Will Be Filled (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 00:51:42 | 236 Mb
Classical | Label: Miasmah

For this from that will be filled is the debut album by Clarice Jensen, artistic director of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME). The album explores the variable differences between acoustic and electronic sound as well as depiction of the simulated and the unconscious. It was originally conceived as a collaboration between Jensen and the artist Jonathan Turner as an audio-visual work, but is here presented in it's pure audible form. Building on a long and romantic tradition of solo cello repertoire, Jensen expands and confuses the familiar sound of the cello through the use of effects pedals, multi-tracking, and tape loops recorded at variable speeds, presented in works she has written for herself as well as a piece she conceived together with Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Also featured is Michael Harrison's "Cello Constellations" for multi-tracked cello and sine tones, written for Jensen, which meditates on long, sustaining tones. With For This From That Will Be Filled, Jensen has made an incredibly strong first album that feels like a surreal and futuristic journey through an alternate timeline.