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Marco Blaauw - Hot: Trumpet Solo (2006)

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Marco Blaauw - Hot: Trumpet Solo (2006)

Marco Blaauw - Hot: Trumpet Solo (2006)
Gerald Barry - Hanna Kulenti - Valerio Sannicandro - Mauricio Kagel - Luciano Berio - György Ligeti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 119 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: BV Haast Records | # CD 0406 | Time: 00:59:22

In his opening remarks, Marco Blaauw admits that only latterly did he enjoy the extrovert tendencies of his instrument – and this recital “shows off” in exemplary fashion. Only Hanna Kulenty’s Brass No 1 is a truly abstract study: the first in a cycle of trumpet-centred pieces that puts the double-bell instrument as thoroughly and as scintillatingly through its paces as any music written from a non-jazz perspective.

Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion: J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla (2011)

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Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion: J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla (2011)

Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion (2011)
J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans ~ 98 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Champs Hill Records | # CHRCD019 | Time: 01:08:28

The winner of numerous international competitions, the brilliant young accordion player Ksenija Sidorova here presents her debut recording; a recital for solo classical accordion. A particularly accomplished artist, Ksenija has collaborated with many leading musicians (including the Belcea Quartet, and Valergy Gergiev with the CBSO), and won numerous awards and accolades. Still an underexploited resource in western classical music, the accordion has had a fast-increasing amount of music written for it since the mid-20th Century. Here, Ksenija Sidrova brings a varied recital featuring some of the best contemporary compositions for the classical accordion, alongside transcriptions of well-known works. No composer has been transcribed more often than Bach; but the accordion - heard here in Bachs Overture in the French Style - brings an advantage that few other instruments can offer; its notes do not die away as soon as they are sounded. This allows an array of colouristic possibilities, denied to other musicians.

Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

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Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Arnold Schoenberg, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, György Kurtág
Iannis Xenakis, Harrison Birtwistle, Gérard Grisey, Hugues Dufourt, Brian Ferneyhough (1995)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre National de France; Ensemble InterContemporain
New Swingle Singers, Heinz Holliger, Régis Pasquier, André Trouttet, Sophie Cherrier
Choeur John Alldis, Adrienne Csengery, Marta Fabian, Istvan Matuz

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans ~ 78 Mb | Time: 04:57:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-98496-2

Collecting five CDs for about the price of three, this set of Boulez recordings is without parallel among the conductor's new-music releases. Imagine getting Boulez's celebrated single CD of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia and Eindrücke and his equally impressive single CD of Arnold Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande and Variations for Orchestra, bundled with four pivotal Elliott Carter works, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's electrifying …AGM…, Gérard Grisey's Modulations, Iannis Xenakis's Jalons, Hugues Dufourt's Antiphysis, and Brian Ferneyhough's Funerailles, and you have an idea how far this set stretches.

Hélène Grimaud - Woodlands and Beyond... (2020/17) [Blu-Ray]

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Hélène Grimaud - Woodlands and Beyond... (2020/17) [Blu-Ray]

Hélène Grimaud - Woodlands and Beyond… (2020/17) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29887 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 59 min | 17,1 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3207 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 59 min | 3,89 Gb
Audio: PCM /2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major

Together with photographer Mat Hennek, French star pianist Hélène Grimaud, comes up with a multimedia concert project at the Grand Hall of Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie. Grimaud's virtuous piano performance is accompanied by Hennek's highly praised photo series "Woodlands", which depicts genuine portraits of trees, Grimaud's piano recital includes works by romantic and impressionistic composers. They are connected by seven "Transitions", written exclusively for Grimaud by British composer and DJ Nitin Sawhney. The motives of Hennek's Woodlands series create an extraordinary visual backdrop, which in combination with Grimaud´s pianistic "impeccable clarity and articulation" (Hamburger Abendblatt) and the Elbphilharmonie's splendid acoustics grants a concert experience of a special kind.

Arditti String Quartet - Luciano Berio: The String Quartets (2002) [Re-Up]

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Arditti String Quartet - Luciano Berio: The String Quartets (2002) [Re-Up]

Arditti String Quartet - Luciano Berio: The String Quartets (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naïve-Montaigne | # MO 782155 | Time: 01:01:33

After so many benchmark recordings of the music of our time, the members of the Arditti Quartet were bound to give us one day a complete survey of the string quartets of Luciano Berio, the great Commendatore figure who has dominated Italian music since the 1950s. In point of fact, this programme takes in almost the whole career of the composer of Sequenze, from his Quartet no.1 of 1956, still under the influence of serialism, up to the Glosse of 1997 which are, as their title suggests, 'a collection of brief annotations, and at the same time a short dictionary of idiomatic sonic gestures'. In this fully mature work, Berio resolves in magisterial fashion the problem of the search for new instrumental solutions that is characteristic of the fascinating Sincronie (1963-64), an attempt to make the string quartet sound like 'a single homophonic instrument'. The final work in the programme, the Notturno (1993) presents an atmosphere of extreme expressive concentration, in which sound is born of silence (pppp quasi senza suono) and returns there. A whole series of technical and interpretative challenges that the Arditti meet with their usual sovereign mastery.

Finnish RSO, Hannu Lintu, Virpi Raisanen - Luciano Berio: Sinfonia; Calmo; Ritirata Notturna di Madrid (2014)

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Finnish RSO, Hannu Lintu, Virpi Raisanen - Luciano Berio: Sinfonia; Calmo; Ritirata Notturna di Madrid (2014)

Luciano Berio: Sinfonia; Calmo; Ritirata Notturna di Madrid (2014)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hannu Lintu; Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, 20th Century | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1227-5 | Time: 00:53:54

Ondine continues its exciting releases focusing on 20th century masterpieces together with conductor Hannu Lintu and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. This release is dedicated to the orchestral works by the pioneer of Italian modernism Luciano Berio. Berio’s 5-movement Sinfonia, is undoubtedly his most well-known work, written for the New York Philharmonic and dedicated to Leonard Bernstein. It has become one of the key works and principle musical manifestations of the 1960s bringing together collage technique and modernism.

Luciano Berio - Sequenzas I-XIV for Solo Instruments (2006) 3 CDs

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Luciano Berio - Sequenzas I-XIV for Solo Instruments (2006) 3 CDs

Luciano Berio - Sequenzas I-XIV for Solo Instruments (2006) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 634 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 421 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557661-63 | Time: 03:01:53

Admirers of Luciano Berio's Sequenzas have long wished for an affordable, high-quality collection of these masterpieces for solo instruments, considered by some to be the core works in the composer's oeuvre. Deutsche Grammophon released Ensemble InterContemporain's fabulous set in 1994, but its relatively high price and incompleteness make it a second choice when compared with the 2006 set on Naxos, which is both reasonably priced and complete, now that Sequenza XIV for cello appears on CD for the first time. Of course, bargaining over cost and completeness is one thing, but artistic quality is another important consideration: how does the Naxos edition fare in its performances and sound quality? While Ensemble InterContemporain's terrific compilation practically guarantees accuracy and authenticity – many of Berio's original musicians were involved in the project – the performances on this triple-disc set are quite comparable and wholly convincing in virtuosic skills, lustrous timbres, and splendid recording quality; only an adept student of these pieces could note any discrepancies, and those would be minor.