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Graham Johnson - Britten: Complete Purcell Realizations (2006)

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Graham Johnson - Britten: Complete Purcell Realizations (2006)

Graham Johnson - Britten: Complete Purcell Realizations (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 474 Mb | Total time: 143:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDD22058 | Recorded: 1995

It is more or less axiomatic now that anything Graham Johnson turns his hand to will be perfectly realised, and here it proves once again to be the case. That he is accompanying eight of the finest voices in the young and middle generations of British singers can only have helped. Hyperion supplies full texts and a recorded sound of complete fidelity. These are, moreover, well filled discs. It is plain that nothing short of a strong recommendation will do.

Lubotsky Trio - Mozart: Divertimento, K.563 Schnittke: String Trio (2018)

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Lubotsky Trio - Mozart: Divertimento, K.563 Schnittke: String Trio (2018)

Lubotsky Trio - Mozart: Divertimento, K.563 Schnittke: String Trio (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:42 | 361 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | Catalog: MEL CD 10 02566

Melodiya presents recordings of chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Alfred Schnittke performed by the trio led by the outstanding musician Mark Lubotsky. Despite a 200-year gap between them, the music of these composers has much in common. It is the versatility of the genre palette, the combination of daring and bold innovation and the sense of continuity, an acute awareness of the tragedy of earthly existence while maintaining an objective attitude to the art.

Mark Atkins & Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Voices for Didgeridoo and Organ, Organ Suite (2013) [Re-Up]

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Mark Atkins & Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Voices for Didgeridoo and Organ, Organ Suite (2013) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass: Voices for Didgeridoo and Organ, Organ Suite (2013)
Mark Atkins, didgeridoo; Michael Riesman, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0094 | Time: 00:56:16

The origins of Philip Glass' Voices, for didgeridoo and organ was specific: a commission from the city of Melbourne, Australia, in 2001. Yet the instrumental combination works so well that it seems almost foreordained, and Glass went on to write further music for the soloist here, Mark Atkins. In this performance, the didgeridoo and organ tracks were recorded separately, in Australia and upstate New York, respectively, and in Glass' metronomic world this works well enough. Yet one hopes that this release on Glass' Orange Mountain Music label is enough to spur future live performances with both players in the same room. The addition of the didgeridoo to the relatively homogeneous texture of Glass' organ writing is dramatic, but it doesn't disturb the basic shifting fields of the composer's music. It just deepens their color and variety in an immensely attractive way.

Schumann Quartett - Landscapes: Haydn, Takemitsu, Bartok, Pärt (2017)

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Schumann Quartett - Landscapes: Haydn, Takemitsu, Bartok, Pärt (2017)

Schumann Quartett - Landscapes: Haydn, Takemitsu, Bartok, Pärt (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:05:42
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300836BC

Joseph Haydn is a conscientious revolutionary. His “Sunrise” Quartet op. 76 No. 4 is littered with idiosyncrasies. Just as you are thinking you can get the hang of this music, it slips away from you again. The Schumann Quartet is hooked on Joseph Haydn! There’s a reason for this addiction, of course; without Haydn, the “string quartet” genre would be like a string instrument without a bow. True, the composer is still – somewhat disrespectfully – called “Papa Haydn”, whether to stress his place in the evolutionary chain linking Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadéus Mozart or because his works allegedly lack the inquisitiveness of a Mozart or the philosophical profundities of a Beethoven. Joseph Haydn has yet to recover from such false assessments. And it is abundantly clear from the “Sunrise” Quartet op. 76 No. 4 just how false they are. The three brothers Mark, Erik and Ken Schumann, who grew up in the Rhineland, have been playing together for five years.

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

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Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim & VA - West Side Story:
Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957) Expanded Remastered 1998

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans ~ 117 Mb
Label: Sony Classical, Columbia, Legacy | # SMK 60724 | Time: 01:18:20
Musical, Show Tunes, Orchestral, Jazz, Symphonic

What is there left to say about this musical, deservedly one of the most famous in the canon? Created by what lyricist Stephen Sondheim described as "a unique concatenation of people" (Leonard Bernstein, Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins), the show remains as explosively vibrant, daring, and modern as it was decades ago. Bernstein integrated Latin percussion and jazz into his electrifying score, dazzlingly translating New York's unique vitality into a musical idiom. West Side Story has been adapted for jazz and interpreted by pop and opera singers, but you owe it to yourself to check out the original version to see what the fuss was all about. This new reissue adds over 20 minutes of "symphonic dances" as well as liner notes and production photos.

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphony No. 8 [1st press] (2006)

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Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphony No. 8 [1st press] (2006)

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphony No. 8 [1st press] (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 38:42 | 205 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orange Mountain Music | Catalog: omm0028

BAM! It's probably not the way you'd expect the Eighth Symphony from a composer often associated with altered, hypnotic states to begin. Glass' style has evolved significantly, though – especially over the last few years. Speaking about his recent commission from the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Glass states, in his own liner notes, that the "the subject of the work is the language of music itself."

Asya Selyutina - Nikita Koshkin: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Vol. 1 (2019)

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Asya Selyutina - Nikita Koshkin: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Vol. 1 (2019)

Asya Selyutina - Nikita Koshkin: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Vol. 1 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 172 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:18
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Moscow-born Nikita Koshkin won international fame for his 1980 score The Prince’s Toys and has since established himself as one of the greatest creative composers for the contemporary guitar. His 24 Preludes and Fugues for Solo Guitar, of which this is the first volume, is a compendium of musical styles, colours and effects. It is both a virtuosic tour de force and an expressively complex undertaking that demands unremitting technical command and absolute interpretative clarity from the performer.

David Chesky - Psalms 4, 5 & 6 (2000) {Chesky Records}

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David Chesky - Psalms 4, 5 & 6 (2000) {Chesky Records}

David Chesky - Psalms 4, 5 & 6 (2000) {Chesky Records}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 500dpi | 255MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

Much in the same fashion as Three Psalms for String Orchestra, on this release, David Chesky takes the listener on a dramatic, orchestral journey. This time David focused on the tragic and dehumanizing effects of ethnic hatred that enables people to kill en masse, as seen in the Jewish Holocaust and others since. David creates a powerful and emotional message by taking the listener through three unique phases of human suffering: "Sorrow", "Aftermath", and "Rage and Despair" to ultimately show that holocausts will continue to occur until our innate ability to empathize with our fellow human beings is realized.

David Chesky - The Fantasies For Solo Piano (1996) {Chesky Records}

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David Chesky - The Fantasies For Solo Piano (1996) {Chesky Records}

David Chesky - The Fantasies For Solo Piano (1996) {Chesky Records}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 316MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 167MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Jazz

Composer-pianist David Chesky has written seven new pieces that draw their inspiration from the Fantasia form. The Fantasia has evolved from its Renaissance roots and has become a vehicle for a composer's freedom of expression, utilizing rhythm, harmony, and improvisatory skill. And David Chesky brilliantly succeeds, not only in remaining faithful to the original concept of Fantasia, but also in creating a new genre of music with these works.

Arvo Part - Te Deum (2012) {Nikolic, Netherlands Chamber Choir & Orchestra, Risto Joost - Globe GLO 5252}

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Arvo Part - Te Deum (2012) {Nikolic, Netherlands Chamber Choir & Orchestra, Risto Joost - Globe GLO 5252}

Arvo Part - Te Deum (2012) {Nikolic, Netherlands Chamber Choir & Orchestra, Risto Joost - Globe GLO 5252}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 288 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 48 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Globe / KPP | GLO5252
Classical / Choral / Instrumental

A new release from the revered Netherlands Chamber Choir, featuring works by Arvo Pärt. This time the choir teams up with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in a mixed program of chamber orchestra, choral, and choral a cappella works. The main course on this CD is the rarely recorded and monumental Te Deum. Young Estonian conductor Risto Joost delivers a reading that is rich and inspired.

Louis Andriessen - Chamber Music at Orlando (2019) {Etcetera KTC 1657}

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Louis Andriessen - Chamber Music at Orlando (2019) {Etcetera KTC 1657}

Louis Andriessen - Chamber Music at Orlando (2019) {Etcetera KTC 1657}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 269 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 167 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 45 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2019 Etcetera | KTC 1657
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Modern Classical / Post-Minimalism / Chamber Music

Louis Andriessen (b. 1939) was the Central Composer of the Orlando Festival 2018. Earlier editions of the Orlando Festival (the first and oldest chamber music festival of The Netherlands, established 1982) also contained performances of his beautiful and fascinating music. In 2018, however, no fewer than 25 of his chamber music compositions were performed. A total of 24 dedicated musicians performed Andriessen’s music, including two ensembles participating in Orlando’s Master Class program, the AuRoRa and Avanesian Duos, which are also heard on this CD.

Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Anne Dudley - Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise (2017) [Japanese Edition]

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Anne Dudley - Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise (2017) [Japanese Edition]

Anne Dudley - Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise (2017) [Japanese Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Label: United Music and Arts | # UMA-1092 | Time: 01:01:32
Modern Classical, Electronic, Experimental

Anne Dudley, composer, artist and founding member of the hugely influential Art of Noise, and the only artist in history to have won an Oscar, a Grammy and had a No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, releases her brand new work Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise. This delicate, haunting piano album which sees the award winning composer reinterpreting the music of one of her most influential projects, the Art of Noise. This instrumental record finds Dudley performing piano covers of classic Eighties hits and new interpretations of pioneering electronic music.

Paul Barnes, Brooklyn Rider - Philip Glass: Annunciation (2019)

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Paul Barnes, Brooklyn Rider - Philip Glass: Annunciation (2019)

Paul Barnes, Brooklyn Rider - Philip Glass: Annunciation (2019)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:26 | 274 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orange Mountain Music | Catalog: OMM0144

On this new recording from Orange Mountain Music, pianist Paul Barnes and renowned string quartet Brooklyn Rider collaborate on a new album of music by Philip Glass including two world premiere recordings of major works. The album begins with Philip Glass's 2018 Piano Quintet 'Annunciation' based on the 'Hymn of the Annunciation' from the Greek Orthodox tradition.

2001: A Space Odyssey: Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track (1968) [Re-Up]

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2001: A Space Odyssey: Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track (1968) [Re-Up]

2001: A Space Odyssey: Music From The Motion Picture Sound Track (1968)
music by Richard Strauss, György Ligeti, Johann Strauss, Aram Khachaturian

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 246 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Classical | Label: Polydor | # 831 068-2 | 00:56:25

2001: A Space Odyssey is a soundtrack album to the film of the same name, released in 1968. The soundtrack is known for its use of many classical and orchestral pieces, and credited for giving many classical pieces resurgences in popularity, such as Johann Strauss II's 1866 Blue Danube Waltz, Richard Strauss' symphonic poem Also sprach Zarathustra (inspired by the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche), and György Ligeti's Atmosphères.