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Marie-Andrée Joerger - Bach en miroir (2021)

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Marie-Andrée Joerger - Bach en miroir (2021)

Marie-Andrée Joerger - Bach en miroir (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 56:15 | 300 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Klarthe

The new album by Marie-Andrée Joerger entitled “Bach en Miroir” will be released on April 16th, 2021.Marie-Andrée Joerger pays homage to a musical form, the Prelude and Fugue, so popular throughout the ages.The mirror effect is created by alternating preludes and fugues by Johann-Sebastian Bach and other great composers, each of whom marked their own era: Balbastre, Mozart, Schumann, Reger and Escaich.The particularly poetic and varied sounds of the accordion bring a unique dimension to these works, as if they had been written for this popular instrument.

Pavel Beliaev, Andrei Pushkarev, Julius Berger - Bach Frequencies 60-90 (2021)

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Pavel Beliaev, Andrei Pushkarev, Julius Berger - Bach Frequencies 60-90 (2021)

Pavel Beliaev, Andrei Pushkarev, Julius Berger - Bach Frequencies 60-90 (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 59:35 | 210 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Solo Musica

What a title? What can the two numbers 60-90 mean? The reference to numbers plays a fundamental role in Bach's work. Johann Sebastian Bach built an incredible structure and communication into his works on the foundation of numbers, in the spirit of Soli Deo Gloria – Glory to God alone. All the works on this album are by Johann Sebastian Bach, or have a direct link to him. For example, he arranged the Oboe Concerto by Alessandro Marcello for solo keyboard, and we use Bach’s ornaments in our performance of it. Piazzolla and Shostakovich make reference to The Well-Tempered Clavier.

London Symphony Orchestra & Antonio Pappano - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 (2021)

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London Symphony Orchestra & Antonio Pappano - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 (2021)

London Symphony Orchestra & Antonio Pappano - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 68:03 | 286 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: LSO Live

Sir Antonio Pappano leads the London Symphony Orchestra in a pair of symphonies by Ralph Vaughan Williams that span the build-up and aftermath of the Second World War.Throughout the Fourth Symphony Vaughan Williams channels tension and power through the music in amongst moments of light and clarity. It evokes a sense of hardship and persistence, perhaps suggesting the ever-present threat of war in the 1930s. Written in 1947, the composer's Sixth Symphony also seems to reflect the hardships and devastation wrought by World War II. Melancholic in some movements, ferocious in others.

Avishai Cohen & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Two Roses (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Avishai Cohen & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Two Roses (2021)

Avishai Cohen & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Two Roses (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 347 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 144 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:28
Jazz, Classical | Label: naïve

Many musicians dream of making a record with a symphony orchestra, but few can afford to make it a reality. Thanks to an extraordinary ability to compose melodies that take root in his listeners’ minds and because he has, for years, patiently performed these compositions on stage to the point where they are practically a part of him, Avishai Cohen was well-positioned to execute such an ambition. As Cohen himself notes, his songs seem predisposed to adaptation at an orchestral scale, and the fact that they retain the same intensity that has provoked such widespread admiration demonstrates the vigor of his music.

Anthony Flint & Clélia Iruzun - Treasures from the New World, Vol. 2 (2021)

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Anthony Flint & Clélia Iruzun - Treasures from the New World, Vol. 2 (2021)

Anthony Flint & Clélia Iruzun - Treasures from the New World, Vol. 2 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 306 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:37
Classical | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM RECORDINGS is pleased to announce the return of pianist Clélia Iruzun and the label debut of violinist Anthony Flint with Treasures from the New World, Volume 2, a revelatory compendium of sonatas and duets by five Brazilian composers who defined the sound and soul of modern Latin American music.

Art Deco Trio, Iain Farrington, Kyle Horch, Peter Sparks - Gershwinicity (2021)

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Art Deco Trio, Iain Farrington, Kyle Horch, Peter Sparks - Gershwinicity (2021)

Art Deco Trio, Iain Farrington, Kyle Horch, Peter Sparks - Gershwinicity (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 233 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:00
Classical, Jazz | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM RECORDINGS is delighted to announce the debut recording of composer-pianist Iain Farrington’s Art Deco Trio, featuring 15 new instrumental arrangements blending classical and jazz influences of songs by George Gershwin.

Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge & Glen Dempsey - Magnificat 2 (2021)

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Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge & Glen Dempsey - Magnificat 2 (2021)

Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge & Glen Dempsey - Magnificat 2 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 286 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:20
Classical, Choral | Label: Signum Classics

Andrew Nethsingha and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge release the second volume in the highly praised ‘Magnificat’ series, presenting nine settings of the Evening Canticles by celebrated Organist-Composers, written between 1932 and 1952 and non-church musicians from 1974-1989.

Cello Octet Amsterdam - Michael Gordon: 8 (2021)

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Cello Octet Amsterdam - Michael Gordon: 8 (2021)

Cello Octet Amsterdam - Michael Gordon: 8 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 311 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:26
Classical | Label: Cantaloupe Music

"Eight cellos in a circle. The audience can sit around the octet, or even inside the circle. The cellists start to play, and the resulting music spirals around like a moving object. 8 is part of a series of works that started with Timber for six percussionists playing amplified simantras, and includes Rushes for seven bassoonists and Amplified for four electric guitarists. Each of these works is meant to induce a quasi-meditative, almost ecstatic state, in the listener as well as the performer."

Olivier Charlier - Marius Constant: Orchestral Works (2021)

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Olivier Charlier - Marius Constant: Orchestral Works (2021)

Olivier Charlier - Marius Constant: Orchestral Works (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 53:30 | 231 / 122 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Divine Art

Marius Constant (1925-2004) was born in Romania and began formal music education at the Royal Bucharest Conservatory at the age of 11, also being enrolled in the Lycée Français: he later moved to France where he developed his remarkable career. Best known in musical circles for his ballets, and by the general public for the Twilight Zone theme, he is truly one of the 20th century’s most gifted and inspired composers, and one of the most cruelly overlooked. His orchestral works here are inspired by nature and art and encompass beauty and emotional power in a unique contemporary style.

Sookkyung Cho - Schubert's 1817 Sonatas (2021)

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Sookkyung Cho - Schubert's 1817 Sonatas (2021)

Sookkyung Cho - Schubert's 1817 Sonatas (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:24 | 173 Mb
Classical | Label: Centaur Records

Schubert moved to Vienna in early 1817, which was the center of musical activities in Europe at that time. Schubert focused strongly upon composing piano sonatas, and the result was these four superb works. Korean-born pianist Sookkyung Cho brings these sonatas truly to life. Noted for her "sensitive and imaginative" (New York Concert Review) playing, Sookkyung Cho has been captivating worldwide audiences with her personal, thoughtful expressionist style. She has appeared in venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Sarasota Opera House, Baltimore Museum of Art, Montreal Conservatory, Beaux concerts de la releve in Quebec, Château de Fontainebleau in France, and Zijingang Theater at Zhejiang University in China, among others, and was recently heard on Chicago's WFMT.

Christopher Lowry, Daniel Liebeskind & Zih-Yun Lin - Milestones (2021)

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Christopher Lowry, Daniel Liebeskind & Zih-Yun Lin - Milestones (2021)

Christopher Lowry, Daniel Liebeskind & Zih-Yun Lin - Milestones (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 205 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 Mb | 00:56:17
Classical | Label: Centaur Records

Composer/violist Christopher Lowry's incredible performance of my Fantasy, for Viola & Piano is going to be re-released by Centaur Records on Friday, April 16th, 2021. Chris's Milestones is a gorgeous collection of pieces of his own marvelous music for viola in addition to music by me and composer Christopher Hallum.

Sarah Cuninngham, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Monica Hugget - Telemann: Les Plaisirs - Chamber Concertos (1997)

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Sarah Cuninngham, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Monica Hugget - Telemann: Les Plaisirs - Chamber Concertos (1997)

Sarah Cuninngham, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Monica Hugget - Telemann: Les Plaisirs - Chamber Concertos (1997)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 353 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 187 MB | 73:39
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

This cd contains one of the best performances of Telemann's well-known A Minor Suite for recorder and strings. Sarah Cunningham is a fine recorder player, and Monica Hugget plays first violin and directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, who play on period instruments. The strings play with very little or no vibratto, which might sound a bit dry to some listeners, but the elegance and precision of this band will win over many others. The A Minor Concerto for recorder is also given an enjoyable performance, but the remaining pieces, a Suite in D for Viola da gamba, and a Sinfonia in F for recorder and gamba are less pleasing, mainly because the gamba playing of Marion Verbruggen is somewhat less than exciting.

Eroica Quartet - Schumann: String Quartets, Op. 41 (1999)

Posted By: tirexiss
Eroica Quartet - Schumann: String Quartets, Op. 41 (1999)

Eroica Quartet - Schumann: String Quartets, Op. 41 (1999)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 388 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 200 MB | 01:18:43
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Though the members of the Eroica Quartet, formed in 1993, belong to various period-instrument groups in their native England, they have developed their own brand of performance practice: they play on gut strings, with sparing vibrato, but at normal pitch; the cellist uses an end-pin; the others use chin rests and shoulder pads. Moreover, instead of researching manuscripts and ur-texts, they consult early editions prepared by musicians active during the composers' lifetime, such as Mendelssohn's friend and adviser, the violinist Ferdinand David. Using his bowings and fingerings may give their performances "authenticity," but it is questionable whether the resulting innumerable slides and accents, which we have since learned how to avoid, are not ultimately to the detriment of the music.

Ashan Pillai, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood - Hoffmeister: Complete Works for Viola (2004)

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Ashan Pillai, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood - Hoffmeister: Complete Works for Viola (2004)

Ashan Pillai, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood - Hoffmeister: Complete Works for Viola (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 365 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 194 MB | 01:16:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics

Music publisher, friend, benefactor to Mozart, and respected composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister was a significant figure in late eighteenth century Vienna; his star did not fade until well into the nineteenth century, when he was eventually disparaged as a mediocrity. Yet Hoffmeister could have no better advocates than violist Ashan Pillai and conductor Christopher Hogwood, who have restored some of this composer's reputation in a delightful album of his complete works for viola. Pillai's idiomatic and sensitive solos and Hogwood's fastidious direction of the Gulbenkian Orchestra elevate the music to a high level of elegance and charm, and it becomes apparent from these performances that Hoffmeister was much better than his detractors claimed.

Barbara Bonney - The Other Mozart (2005)

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Barbara Bonney - The Other Mozart (2005)

Barbara Bonney - The Other Mozart (2005)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 269 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 157 MB | 01:00:47
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

“The Other Mozart” is Franz Xaver, son of Wolfgang Amadeus, who was born in the year of Wolfgang Amadeus’s death, 1791. Franz Xaver lived into the era of high romanticism and died in 1844. Franz Xaver’s lineage, some enthusiastic early reports from his teachers (not least Salieri!) and the influence of his mother, Mozart’s widow Constanze, ensured that Franz Xaver’s talents as a pianist and composer allowed him a career. He grew up and lived his last years in Vienna, but spent most of his adult life in and around Lvov (in present-day Ukraine). Constanze complained of his easy-going nature; whether this was the cause of his limited success is not known.