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Nicholas Isherwood - Aria: Nicholas Isherwood Performs John Cage (2015)

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Nicholas Isherwood - Aria: Nicholas Isherwood Performs John Cage (2015)

Nicholas Isherwood - Aria: Nicholas Isherwood Performs John Cage (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 159 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Avant-Garde, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2149 | Time: 00:44:53

Nicholas Isherwood made his début as Lucifer in Stockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht at Covent Garden, at the age of 25, and has since collaborated closely with composers such as George Crumb, Hans Werner Henze, György Kurtág and Iannis Xenakis. His relationship with John Cage soon developed into what he in his liner notes to the disc calls ‘a love affair’. The composer Sylvano Bussotti has remarked that ‘since the passing of Cathy Berberian, Nicholas Isherwood is the singer who best understands the spirit of the music of John Cage’. On ARIA, Isherwood presents most of Cage’s music for solo voice that is not included in the composer’s Song Books, and most pieces are here recorded for the first time by a male singer. The programme covers 43 years, from A Chant with Claps from the early 1940s to Ryoanji and Sonnekus2 of the 1980s, and includes the celebrated Aria, here performed with a new multi-channel tape realization of Cage’s Fontana Mix, by the Italian composer Gianluca Verlingieri.

Emily Beynon, BBC SO, Vernon Handley - John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)

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Emily Beynon, BBC SO, Vernon Handley - John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)

John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)
Emily Beynon, flute; BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67089 | Time: 00:56:34

First recordings of two powerful works from the pen of one of our major composers, John McCabe, who is celebrating his sixtieth birthday this year. Of Time and the River (the title is taken from Thomas Wolfe's novel) is actually the published title of McCabe's Fourth Symphony, written in 1993/4 to a commission by the BBC. The Flute Concerto was written for James Galway in 1989/90 and he gave the first performance of it in 1990 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra who commissioned the work. Here it is played by the outstanding young flautist Emily Beynon in her first recording for Hyperion.

Duo Jatekok - Les Boys: Poulenc, Trotignon, Brubeck (2017)

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Duo Jatekok - Les Boys: Poulenc, Trotignon, Brubeck (2017)

Duo Jatekok - Les Boys: Poulenc, Trotignon, Brubeck (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:22 | 231 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 388

The piano duo formed by Arthur Gold (1917–90) enjoyed immense fame in the post-war years. Poulenc wrote a piece for them, as did Darius Milhaud, Samuel Barber, Luciano Berio and John Cage. They recorded with Leonard Bernstein. Nicknamed " The Boys", they played all over the world and were praised for their ‘seamless perfection and an inimitable " joie de vivre" (New York Times).

Christian Lindberg, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui - Mandrake in the Corner: Works for trombone & orchestra (2001)

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Christian Lindberg, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui - Mandrake in the Corner: Works for trombone & orchestra (2001)

Christian Lindberg, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui - Mandrake in the Corner: Works for trombone & orchestra (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:34 | 262 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1128

Christian Lindberg, see, the best thing that's ever happened to the trombone. The man can actually fill concert halls for his solo recitals all over the world, and if you don't think that's astonishing, just ask yourself if any other trombonist alive could do it; in fact just ask yourself if you can think of the name of another solo trombonist. Yes, he's that good. And that means not only does Lindberg make marvellous sounds with his 'bone, but sometimes people write him marvellous music for it as well.

Angela & Jennifer Chun - Philip Glass - In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly - Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)

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Angela & Jennifer Chun - Philip Glass - In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly - Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)

Philip Glass: In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly: Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)
Angela & Jennifer Chun, violins; Nico Muhly, piano & keyboard

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: harmonia mundi | # HMU 907599 | Time: 00:56:57

The music on this recital was specifically written or arranged for duo violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun. It highlights the personal and professional connections between Philip Glass and Nico Muhly, a longtime colleague and admirer of Glass's work. Glass's miniaturist works, Mad Rush and In the Summer House, create a maximum effect when paired with Muhly's minimalist Four Studies and Honest Music.

Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Joel McNeely - Bernard Herrmann: Fahrenheit 451, etc (1995)

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Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Joel McNeely - Bernard Herrmann: Fahrenheit 451, etc (1995)

Bernard Herrmann: Fahrenheit 451, etc (1995)
Seattle Symphony Orchestra, сonducted by Joel McNeely

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 187 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Score, Classical | Label: Varese Sarabande | # VSD-5551 | Time: 00:34:16

Fahrenheit 451 (1966) was François Truffaut's highly stylised adaptation of Ray Bradbury's dystopian science fiction classic, a vision of a future in which firemen burn books. Herrmann wrote music for strings, harp and percussion, a gracefully chill, urgently rhythmic portrait of a sterile world. The finale, "The Road", blossoms into one of Herrmann's finest melodies, a heartbreakingly lovely homage to the indominability of the human spirit. The expanded suite of 10 selections was specially realised for this album. The Man In The Grey Flannel Suit (1956) and Tender Is The Night (1962) are rare Herrmann gems, achingly lovely melodies aptly presented beside the more famous and utterly captivating "Andante Cantabile" from The Ghost And Mrs Muir (1947). The suite from Anna And The King Of Siam (1946) marks one of Hollywood's earliest ventures into world music, with Herrmann extensively researching Siamese music before composing this glittering, majestic and deeply imaginative work.

Andris Nelsons, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 2; Zimmermann: Trumpet Concerto in C (2019) [Blu-ray]

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Andris Nelsons, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 2; Zimmermann: Trumpet Concerto in C (2019) [Blu-ray]

Andris Nelsons, Wiener Philharmoniker, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'; Zimmermann, B A: Trumpet Concerto in C 'Nobody knows de trouble I see' (2019) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 17473 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 20,3 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3603 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 7,37 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: German, English, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese

Conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker, Andris Nelsons presents a concert night which concentrates every conceivable passion: Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Trumpet Concerto “Nobody knows de trouble I see” performed with “technical perfection” (Kronenzeitung) by “the fantastic Håkan Hardenberger” (Salzburger Nachrichten) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”. “Nelsons proved to be delicate but hearty when interpreting Mahler.” (Wiener Zeitung) The conductor led the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to “enticingly beautiful sounds” (Die Presse). “High praise goes to the vocal soloists Ekaterina Gubanova, Lucy Crowe and the Bavarian Broadcasting choir.” (Salzburger Nachrichten) “Standing ovation”! (Kurier)

Alva Noto, Nilo, Christian Fennesz, Francesco Tristano & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Glenn Gould Gathering (2018)

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Alva Noto, Nilo, Christian Fennesz, Francesco Tristano & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Glenn Gould Gathering (2018)

Alva Noto, Nilo, Christian Fennesz, Francesco Tristano & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Glenn Gould Gathering (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 400 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 227 Mb | 01:38:51
Classical | Label: Sony Music

2017 marked the 85th birth anniversary of Glenn Gould, the solitary composer/pianist from Canada. To commemorate this, an array of special exhibitions and concerts were held around the world commissioned by the Glenn Gould Foundation in Canada, among which Ryuichi Sakamoto was asked to curate an event in Japan. Sakamoto, an avid Gould admirer who had been influenced by him since early childhood and had handpicked his compositions for a compilation CD, readily agreed to the request. As a result, “Glenn Gould Gathering”, a series of exhibitions and concerts dedicated to Glenn Gould, took place with Sogetsu Hall as center stage. The event was highlighted with a tribute concert entitled “Glenn Gould – Remodels”. The concert featured musicians who have maintained close relations with Sakamoto, such as Alva Noto + Nilo, the leading figures of contemporary electronic music in Germany, and Austrian guitarist Christian Fennesz, who has spawned a new world of acoustic music, as well as pianist Francesco Tristano, an exceptional talent from Luxembourg. This live album captures the moment of a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

Michael Bonaventure - Olivier Messiaen: Livre du Saint Sacrement (2008) 2 CDs

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Michael Bonaventure - Olivier Messiaen: Livre du Saint Sacrement (2008) 2 CDs

Michael Bonaventure - Olivier Messiaen: Livre du Saint Sacrement (2008) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 463 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Organ | Label: Delphian Records | # DCD34076 | Time: 01:57:05

The seeds for Messiaen's final organ work were sown during an inspirational trip to Israel in 1984. Over the course of the next twelve months, Messiaen found improvisation leading him back to composition after the exhausting labours that had produced his mighty opera Saint François d'Assise.The Livre du Saint Sacrement became Messiaen's grand farewell to his own instrument, and Michael Bonaventure performs it from memory here on the Rieger organ at St Giles' Cathedral, the true acoustic of which preserves the clarity of Messiaen's lines.

Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)

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Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)

Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0110 | Time: 01:06:47

Pianist and composer Anton Batagov is one of the most influential Russian musicians of our time. As a performer Batagov introduced the music of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass to Russian audiences. On this his debut recording with Glass s record label Orange Mountain Music, Batagov offers a recital of Glass s music which is personally important to him, music which has never been heard on solo piano. Three of the four tracks offered on Batagov s program are from Glass s epic opera Einstein on the Beach - Trial, Night Train, and Knee Play 5. These pieces capture the sound of a particularly expansive moment in Glass s career as he transitioned from hard core Minimalism to a more expressive medium. That artistic pivot is captures in Batagov s mystical reading of Prophecies from Koyaanisqatsi. In 2009, after a hiatus of 12 years from live performance Batagov returned to the stage presenting a series of unique solo programs including this program which was recorded in Moscow in November 2015.

Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)

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Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)

Stuart Forster, Church of the Redeemer Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Choir, Christ Church Cambridge, Massachusetts Choir & Michael Murray - Love So Amazing: The Hymn Arrangements of Stuart Forster (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 335 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 155 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:54
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Affetto Recordings

Hymn singing is fundamental in protestant churches, but not normally the subject of an album released worldwide. The musicianship presented here is singular, sung by two volunteer choirs with power and emotion. The inspired arrangements heard on this recording have developed over decades of working with wonderful choirs and congregations, as well as by singing with, and listening to, many inspired colleagues. Some of the descants were conceived for particular services, while other arrangements grew further for special occasions. Several of the brass arrangements were composed for the ordination and consecration of the Rt. Rev. Alan Gates as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in 2014.

Roberta Rust - Direct Contact (2019)

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Roberta Rust - Direct Contact (2019)

Roberta Rust - Direct Contact (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 Mb | 01:08:46
Classical | Label: Navona Records

Pianist Roberta Rust brings her own unique dynamism to the works of eight composers with whom she has had direct contact over the years. Dedicated to her late mother and step-daughter, this collection is as personal and touching as it is memorable for the broader audience.

Gabriel Castagna, Wurttemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen - Astor Piazzolla: Symphonic Works (2003)

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Gabriel Castagna, Wurttemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen -  Astor Piazzolla: Symphonic Works (2003)

Astor Piazzolla - Tangazo; Tres Movimientos; Milonga Del Angel; Sinfonietta (2003)
Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen, conducted by Gabriel Castagna

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10049 | Time: 00:57:12

The highlight of the Chandos disc is a real rarity, the 1953 Sinfonietta written as a fruit of Piazzolla’s studies with Ginastera prior to his trip to Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Vigorously rhythmic (as one might expect), the three spans are dramatic, sober and jubilant by turns, even if the melodies do lack the distinctive Piazzolla sound. It’s a well-constructed work, though, and Gabriel Castagna’s account is full of verve.

Sokratis Sinopoulos, L'Acheron & Francois Joubert-Caillet - Lachrimæ Lyræ - Tears of Exile (2019)

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Sokratis Sinopoulos, L'Acheron & Francois Joubert-Caillet - Lachrimæ Lyræ - Tears of Exile (2019)

Sokratis Sinopoulos, L'Acheron & Francois Joubert-Caillet - Lachrimæ Lyræ - Tears of Exile (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:35
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera, Outhere Music

This collaboration between a consort of viols and the Greek lyra takes John Dowland’s Lachrimæ or Seaven Teares as its point of departure; together they paint a transverse and stateless picture of melancholy, although this is set against the joyful hope of a shining future that appears in these improvisations and timeless Anglo-Byzantine dances.

Anna Gourari - Elusive Affinity (2019)

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Anna Gourari - Elusive Affinity (2019)

Anna Gourari - Elusive Affinity (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 150 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:44
Classical | Label: ECM Records

In this imaginatively shaped and sensitively played album – her third for ECM - Russian pianist Anna Gourari explores musical connections and influences extending across the arts. Three suites of contemporary music are heard here. Alfred Schnittke’s Five Aphorisms (1990) draw impulses from the poetry of his friend Joseph Brodsky. Rodion Shchedrin’s Diary - Seven Pieces (2002) dedicated to Gourari and inspired by her playing, reflects the life of a pianist and composer. Wolfgang Rihm’s sequence of tombeaux, Zwiesprache (1999) pays tribute to musicologists Alfred Schlee and Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht, conductor Paul Sacher, and art sociologist Hermann Wiesler. Threaded between the cycles are two Giya Kancheli miniatures drawn from theatre and movie music, as well as Arvo Pärt’s early tintinnabuli-style Variations for the Healing of Arinuschka (1977). Gourari’s investigation of artistic affinities is framed with Bach’s transcriptions of Venetian composers Antonio Vivaldi and Alessandro Marcello: “Anna Gourari makes these Bach slow movements, too, ours,” Paul Griffiths writes in the liner notes. “And the newer music is cherished and invigorated.”