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Arditti String Quartet, Claude Helffer - Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Arditti String Quartet, Claude Helffer - Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Arditti String Quartet, Claude Helffer - Iannis Xenakis: Chamber Music 1955-1990 (2003) 2CDs
EAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 642 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 353 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Montaigne/Naive | # MO 782137 | Time: 02:32:14

This ambitious and beautifully produced two-CD set includes nearly all of Iannis Xenakis' chamber music for strings, piano, and strings and piano combined. Chamber music constituted a small part of the composer's output, since large ensembles and large forms were vehicles more commensurate with the aesthetic of his monumental, granitic music. There are no small pieces here, though; in each of these works, ranging from solos to a quintet for piano and strings, Xenakis was able to express his uncompromising vision no less ferociously than in his orchestral works. While all of the pieces have an elemental character, many with a visceral punch, the actual sound of the music is surprisingly varied, and the individual works have distinctive and individual characters. In spite of the weightiness and rigor of the music, the tone is not necessarily heavy, and some pieces, like Evryali for piano and Dikhthas for violin and piano, have moments of what could almost be described as whimsicality.

Josh Alexander - Hiraeth (2018) {Moderna}

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Josh Alexander - Hiraeth (2018) {Moderna}

Josh Alexander - Hiraeth (2018) {Moderna}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 129 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 76 mb
Genre: classical, ambient, ambient electronic, modern classical, neo-classical

Hiraeth is a 2018 album by Josh Alexander, who creates modern electronic music with classical and acoustic touches, in the vein of Wendy Carlos. This was released by Moderna.

Meredith Monk - Monk: Songs from the Hill / Tablet (1989)

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Meredith Monk - Monk: Songs from the Hill / Tablet (1989)

Meredith Monk - Monk: Songs from the Hill / Tablet (1989)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 219 MB | 49:08
Genre: Avant-Garde, Vocal | Label: Wergo

One of the first and best "performance artists," Meredith Monk's work is some of the least contrived and most convincing in that amorphously defined genre. Though largely and perhaps primarily a musician, Monk combines sound with choreography, image, and object, creating an art that defies category. Her unconventional treatment of the voice as a musical instrument unto itself is arguably her greatest innovation; no other Western artist has done more to extend the art of the wordless vocal.

AUKSO Orchestra - Krzysztof Penderecki / Jonny Greenwood (2012)

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AUKSO Orchestra - Krzysztof Penderecki / Jonny Greenwood (2012)

Krzysztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima; Polymorphia
Jonny Greenwood: Popcorn Superhet Receiver; 48 Responses To Polymorphia
AUKSO Orchestra; Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Marek Moś, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79625-1 | 00:53:05

Inspired early on by the experimental pieces of Krzysztof Penderecki, Radiohead's guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood has pursued the idea of shaping orchestral sounds in enexpected ways to produce startling and innovative works. Just as Penderecki wrote for conventional instruments and turned dense bands of microtonal dissonances and extended techniques into the agonized cries of Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima and the pulsating roars and shrieks of Polymorphia, Greenwood achieves comparable effects in his multilayered and highly varied orchestral music. The massed harmonies and swooping glissandi of Popcorn Superhet Receiver owe a considerable debt to Threnody, which Greenwood would gladly admit; because the title 48 Responses to Polymorphia openly acknowledges the connection to that work, it is easy to identify Greenwood's raw materials and how he brilliantly reworks them to his purposes. This 2012 release from Nonesuch consists of recordings made with the Aukso Orchestra in Kraków, Poland, with Penderecki conducting his own works and Marek Mos conducting Greenwood's compositions.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - 3x Refrain 2000 (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 62}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - 3x Refrain 2000 (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 62}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - 3x Refrain 2000 (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 62}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 212 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 33 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 62
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Yves Prin, Karl-Anton Rickenbacher - Tristan Murail: Gondwana, Desintegrations, Time and Again (2003)

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Yves Prin, Karl-Anton Rickenbacher - Tristan Murail: Gondwana, Desintegrations, Time and Again (2003)

Tristan Murail: Gondwana, Désintégrations, Time and Again (2003)
Orchestre National De France; Ensemble De L'Itinéraire; Yves Prin, conductor
Orchestre Du Beethovenhalle De Bonn; Karl-Anton Rickenbacher, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb | 00:55:59
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde, Spectral Music | Label: MO 782175 | # MO 782175

Known for his scientific explorations of timbre and his innovative syntheses of acoustic and electronic techniques, Tristan Murail is regarded as a composer of the "spectral school." He accepts untempered sound as the basis for his expansive musical language, far removed from tonality, serialism, and aleatoric procedures. Gondwana was developed from electronic music concepts, and its expanding and contracting bands of complex sounds are analogous to those generated through a synthesizer. Shimmering clusters, washes of color, and massed, low sonorities evoke the slow shifting of continents. The Orchestre National de France, directed by Yves Prin, delivers this work with primordial grandeur and astonishing depth. Because of its smaller forces, Désintégrations is more focused and intense than Gondwana, though no less cosmic in its implications. The Ensemble de l'Itinéraire blends effectively with the electronic tape, so it is difficult to distinguish acoustic from synthetic sounds. Time and Again is a departure from the familiar practice of slowly unfolding processes, for its chopped-up material is jumbled, as if sequential events were reordered in a time machine.

Alexei Lubimov - Dedication: Silvestrov, Suslin, Martynov, Karmanov, Ustvolskaya (2004) [Re-Up]

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Alexei Lubimov - Dedication: Silvestrov, Suslin, Martynov, Karmanov, Ustvolskaya (2004) [Re-Up]

Alexei Lubimov - Dedication: Silvestrov, Suslin, Martynov, Karmanov, Ustvolskaya (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: SoLyd Records | # SLR 0361 | Time: 01:12:29

Alexei Liubimov performs piano and harpsichord pieces written specially for and/or dedicated to him by Galina Ustvolskaya, Pavel Karmanov, Victor Suslin, Valentin Silvestrov and Vladimir Martynov.

Markus Hinterhauser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)

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Markus Hinterhauser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)

Markus Hinterhäuser - Galina Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonatas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:01
Classical, Modern, Avant-Garde, Contemporary | Label: col legno | # WWE 1CD 20019

They say that Galina Ustvolskaya led a very secluded life, that she was a loner. It is amazing, though, how distinct an image of her emerges from the almost meditative way in which she immersed herself in structures, dynamics and combinations of pitches. And not only that. You can hear the concentration on her work and the contrasts within the scope of an existence, some even say you can hear St. Petersburg. Markus Hinterhäuser plays Ustvolskaya’s sonatas as though it were the music of an intimate friend. The piano is vibrating, the music seems nearly torn apart with the tension. The pieces characterized by extreme dynamics, economy and cluster blocks are interpreted by Hinterhäuser with great intensity.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Litanei 97 & Kurzwellen (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 61}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Litanei 97 & Kurzwellen (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 61}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Litanei 97 & Kurzwellen (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 61}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 328 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 44 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 61
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Aries, In Freundschaft, Halt & Pieta (2003) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 60}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Aries, In Freundschaft, Halt & Pieta (2003) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 60}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Aries, In Freundschaft, Halt & Pietà (2003) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 60}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 232 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2003 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 60
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Rechter Augenbrauentanz & Capricorn (2004) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 59}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Rechter Augenbrauentanz & Capricorn (2004) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 59}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Rechter Augenbrauentanz & Capricorn (2004) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 59}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 301 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 34 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 59
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Lichter-Wasser (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 58}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Lichter-Wasser (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 58}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Lichter-Wasser (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 58}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 126 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 52 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 58
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Musik für Flöte und Synthesizer (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 57}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Musik für Flöte und Synthesizer (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 57}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Musik für Flöte und Synthesizer (2000) {Stockhausen-Verlag No. 57}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 320 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 122 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 57
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

Jeroen van Veen & Friends - Minimal Piano Collection, Vol. X-XX (2010) 11 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Jeroen van Veen & Friends - Minimal Piano Collection, Vol. X-XX (2010) 11 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Jeroen van Veen & Friends - Minimal Piano Collection, Vol. X-XX (2010) 11 CD Box Set
John Adams, Jurriaan Andriessen, Louis Andriessen, Marcel Bergmann, William Duckworth
Wim Mertens, Julius Eastman, Douwe Eisenga, Morton Feldman, Graham Fitkin, Joep Franssens
Philip Glass, Gabriel Jackson, Tom Johnson, Simeon ten Holt, David Lang, Colin McPhee, Kyle Gann
Arvo Pärt, Chiel Meijering, John Metcalf, Carlos Michans, Alexander Rabinovitch, Jacob ter Veldhuis
Steve Reich, Michael Parsons, Meredith Monk, Frederic Rzewski, Tim Seddon, Kevin Volans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.73 Gb | Scans included + CD-ROM Data | Time: 14:15:40
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 9171

The Minimal Piano Collection for one piano (BC8551) ended with “In C” by Terry Riley. Many of the composers on this new 11 Cd box have stated that this particular piece was a starting point for them to compose in a new way, exploring the ways that were created, the spaces between the notes, the emptiness, the freedom. Elizabeth Bergmann & Marcel Bergmann, Tamara Rumiantsev and Sandra van Veen & Jeroen van Veen recorded 83 compositions. From two pianos up to six pianos, from Steve Reich ‘standard’ Pianophase to Six Pianos. On the included Cd-ROM you can find all the biographies, background information and some sheet music. Van Veen recorded many pieces on his own using multi track technique.

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstücke (2000) {3CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag No. 56}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstücke (2000) {3CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag No. 56}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstücke (2000) {3CD Set Stockhausen-Verlag No. 56}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 622 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 467 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 130 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen 56
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works. Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.