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Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)

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Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:53 | 160 Mb
Modern Classical, Avantgarde | Label: Nonesuch Records, WEA International

Hurricane Sandy was a horrific natural disaster that no one would care to relive, except perhaps for the brilliant polymath Laurie Anderson. In Landfall, her 70-minute multimedia piece featuring the Kronos Quartet, she doesn't revisit the storm so much as ruminate – sometimes with dry wit – on the idea of how we handle loss. With a dream-like blend of electronics, acoustic instruments, high-tech software and voice overs, she searches for meaning in the mystery of it all.

Tigran Hamasyan - For Gyumri (2018)

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Tigran Hamasyan - For Gyumri (2018)

Tigran Hamasyan - For Gyumri (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:29:33 | 68 Mb
Classical, Jazz | Label: Nonesuch Records

Nonesuch Records releases its third recording from pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan, For Gyumri, on February 16, 2018. A companion to last year’s An Ancient Observer, For Gyumri includes five additional songs. For Gyumri is available to preorder with an instant download of the track "Rays of Light."

Momo Kodama - Point And Line - Debussy & Hosokawa (2017) {ECM New Series 2509}

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Momo Kodama - Point And Line - Debussy & Hosokawa (2017) {ECM New Series 2509}

Momo Kodama - Point And Line - Debussy & Hosokawa (2017) {ECM New Series 2509}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 169 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 210 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2509
Classical / Early 20th Century / Present 21th Century / Solo Piano

Born in Osaka, educated at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, Momo Kodama is well-placed to approach music from both Eastern and Western vantage points, as she does in this album which interweaves etudes of Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and Toshio Hosokawa (born 1955). Both composers have similarly been border-crossers. Debussy, pointing to music of the future, looked to the Orient for inspiration. Hosokawa has combined aspects of Japanese and European tradition in his contemporary compositions.

Gordy Haab - Star Wars: Battlefront II (Game Soundtrack) (2017)

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Gordy Haab - Star Wars: Battlefront II (Game Soundtrack) (2017)

Gordy Haab - Star Wars: Battlefront II (Game Soundtrack) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 366 mb
Genre: soundtrack, classical

This is the soundtrack to the EA video game Star Wars: Battlefront II put together by Gordy Haab. An actual disc or digital files does not exist, this was put together without permission but may be enjoyed by those who really enjoy the music throughout the video game. The opening and closing medleys are 18 minute compilations while the material in between is not.

Pawel Szamburski - Ceratitis Capitata (2014)

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Pawel Szamburski - Ceratitis Capitata (2014)

Pawel Szamburski - Ceratitis Capitata (2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 126.25 Mb | 32:18 | Covers
Chamber music/Clarinet/Improvisation | Country: Poland | Label: Lado ABC - Lado SB/8

Ceratitis Capitata is a species of fruit fly capable of causing extensive damage to a wide range of fruit crops. It is native to the Mediterranean area. Perhaps it was her distant cousin that flew in one sunny day into a church in Błonie, near Tarnów, where Paweł Szamburski was recording his first solo album. In it, he took on liturgical motifs of the great religions of the Mediterranean Basin, and fed his clarinet the fruits of those sacred musical traditions. His playing, and his work with the instrument, employed references, melodies and expressive traits of Orthodox choirs, Sufi and Jewish music, as well as Bahá'í Faith and Gregorian chant.

Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)

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Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)

Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)
Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Handel, Albinoni, J.S. Bach, D. Scarlatti

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb | Covers included | 00:52:28
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 50999 5 14837 2 2

Gabriela’s extraordinary ability as an improviser, rare in the classical world, is fast becoming her trademark. The passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure Gabriela brings to classical works translate to her classy improvisations. And no matter how complex the variations, the original melody always emerges triumphantly from a musical tapestry that might weave blues, jazz, tango, Bach or Debussy into a multihued framework. Such a skill for improvisation – to blend a vast range of styles – makes Gabriela an extremely rare talent. In “Baroque” Gabriela takes some of the best known Baroque themes, including Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, Albinoni’s Adagio, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Boccherini’s Minuet and Handel’s Water Music, and brings to her classy improvisations the same passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure that she brings to classical works.

The Royal Danish Orchestra, Thomas Søndergård - Poul Ruders: Kafka’s Trial (2006)

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The Royal Danish Orchestra, Thomas Søndergård - Poul Ruders: Kafka’s Trial (2006)

The Royal Danish Orchestra, Thomas Søndergård - Poul Ruders: Kafka’s Trial (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:05:17 | 498 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Dacapo | Catalog: 8.226042-43

Although it is an unfinished and in many ways defective novel, Franz Kafka's The Trial has fascinated readers for more than 80 years. Several attempts have been made to film it – notably, by director Orson Welles – and also to turn it into an opera. Danish composer Poul Ruders is the latest but probably not the last person to do so. His librettist is Paul Bentley, who also provided Ruders with an excellent libretto for his compelling operatic version of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ vol. 4 - St. Bart's, NYC (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8340}

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John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ vol. 4 - St. Bart's, NYC (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8340}

John Zorn - The Hermetic Organ vol. 4 - St. Bart's, NYC (2016) {Tzadik TZ 8340}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 179 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb | Artwork
© 2016 Tzadik | TZ 8340 | Tzadik Archival Series
Classical / Avant-Garde / Jazz / Improvisation / Organ

Drawing upon traditions as varied as Messiaen, Xenakis, Ligeti, Bach, Tournemire, Ives, Korla Pandit and The Phantom of the Opera, Zorn’s organ improvisations are transcendent, inspiring, ecstatic experiences, offering a direct line to the workings of his rich compositional imagination. Recorded at midnight on the eve of Halloween on the largest organ in New York City, Zorn approaches this performance as ritual, creating a mysterious mood of contrasts, colors, bells, drones, counterpoint and simultaneity. This fourth volume documenting Zorn’s legendary organ recitals presents organ improvisation at its most surprising, extreme and sublime.

Borusan Quartet - Company: Arvo Part, Hasan Ucarsu, Philip Glass, Peteris Vasks (2017)

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Borusan Quartet - Company: Arvo Part, Hasan Ucarsu, Philip Glass, Peteris Vasks (2017)

Borusan Quartet - Company: Arvo Pärt, Hasan Uçarsu, Philip Glass, Pēteris Vasks (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Onyx Classics | # 4171 | Time: 01:03:45

Of four living composers here, one is less well known. Like the Borusan Quartet itself, Hasan Uçarsu (born 1965) is Turkish. His String Quartet No 2 “The Untold” consists of two short, pensive outer movements – called epilogue and prologue – and two questing, energetic central movements full of Anatolian folk inspiration. Arvo Pärt’s Summa is a string version of a meditative vocal piece from 1977. Pēteris Vasks, like Pärt, found his own spiritual voice within or despite the restrictive Soviet aesthetic, as witnessed in his poignant String Quartet No 4. Philip Glass, in contrast, wrote his Quartet No 2, robustly minimalist, as stage music for an adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s novel Company. A fascinating, engagingly played quartet of quartets.

Kroger Quartet - Per Nørgård: String Quartets 7, 8, 9 & 10 (2008) (Repost)

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Kroger Quartet - Per Nørgård: String Quartets 7, 8, 9 & 10 (2008) (Repost)

Kroger Quartet - Per Nørgård: String Quartets 7, 8, 9 & 10 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:54 | 322 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Dacapo | Catalog: 8226059

In one of my earlier reviews of recordings of Nørgård’s music, I remarked that his musical and stylistic progress is far from a straight line. This composer is used to surprising even his staunchest admirers with unexpected twists and turns. This is certainly valid when considering his string quartets - ten at the time of writing. It may be worth reminding ourselves that his first essays in the genre are available on Kontrapunkt 32015 played by the Kontra Quartet. It’s a disc still worth looking out for.

Spices! Perfumes! Toxins! - Dukas, Dorman - Aron Leijendeckers & Dan Townsend (2018) {ARS ARS38234 Official Digital Download}

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Spices! Perfumes! Toxins! - Dukas, Dorman - Aron Leijendeckers & Dan Townsend (2018) {ARS ARS38234 Official Digital Download}

Spices! Perfumes! Toxins! - Dukas, Dorman - Aron Leijendeckers & Dan Townsend (2018) {ARS ARS38234 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 170 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Ars Produktion | ARS3823
Classical / Early 20th Century / 21th Century / Modern Classical / Percussion / Orchestral

Works for percussion and orchestra can be timbral gimmickry from the workshops of compositional Avantgardists; or they are rhythmically inspired by the nature of the solo instrument. However, they can also be full of melody and feeling. This is true of Avner Dormans Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! a concerto for two percussionists and orchestra. Instead of hailing from a theoretical ivory tower, this work adheres to the basic form of the solo concerto. In spite of this, every note speaks the language of modernism while steering clear of typically engineered moments.

Havasi - Symphonic (2010)

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Havasi - Symphonic (2010)

Havasi - Symphonic (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 344 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 51:26 | 182 mb
Modern Classical, Instrumental, Orchestral | Label: EMI/Havasi Rec.

Monumental musical world created by HAVASI the Fastest Pianist Of The World. A new, multicultural genre that includes a complete symphony orchestra, a choir, japanese drums and 15 soloist from India to Armenia.

Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007) [Repost]

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Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007) [Repost]

Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6798 | 01:02:44

The piano may not be the ideal medium for capturing the expressive possibilities of Glass' style of minimalism, but pianist Bruce Brubaker selects pieces that work well on the instrument. Part of the problem with hearing Glass on the piano is forgetting the sound of his ensemble, and the variety of colors (and volume) they have imparted to similar music. Brubaker begins his recital of works by Glass and Alvin Curran with his transcription of "Knee Play 4" from Einstein on the Beach. It is in fact a lovely piece on the piano if one can put the spectacular power and tonal range of the instrumental version out of one's mind. "Opening" from Glassworks, originally scored for piano, works beautifully on the instrument, and flows as naturally as the C major Prelude from Book I of The Well Tempered Clavier. The two pieces by Curran, Hope Street Tunnel Blues III and Inner Cities II, use a syntax similar to Glass, with a more dissonant tonal vocabulary. Hope Street Tunnel Blues III has ample kinetic energy that gives it an exhilarating momentum.

Olivia Belli - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)

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Olivia Belli - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)

Olivia Belli - Philip Glass: Piano Works (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 220 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 59:34 | 138 mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Olivia Belli

A tribute to Philip Glass for his 80° birthday: a collection of 11 piano works recorded using an avant-garde contemporary instrument thus creating a completely new sounds. The full album released on December 15th 2017.

Olivia Belli - Max Richter: Piano Works (2017) {Olivia Belli}

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Olivia Belli - Max Richter: Piano Works (2017) {Olivia Belli}

Olivia Belli - Max Richter: Piano Works (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 37:55 | 172 mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Olivia Belli

A collection of 18 original piano works which takes us through the award-winning composer's eclectic output, embracing his work with the London Philharmonic (Memoryhouse), The Blue Notebooks, Royal Ballet-commissioned Infra and some of his film scores (Departure from The Leftovers, Miss Sloane). The album is recorded using an avant-garde conception instrument thus creating a completely new sound.