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Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum, Minimum, Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016) [Re-Up]

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Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum, Minimum, Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016) [Re-Up]

Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum | Minimum | Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016)
John Adams, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, David Rakowski, John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, 20th Century, Minimalism | Label: Albany | # TROY1617 | 01:00:02

Korean pianist Sung-Soo Cho performs an intriguing recital of compositions by American composers that range from works with very progressive musical language to ones that integrate influences of folk and honky-tonk – in other words, the full spectrum of modern American classical music. The oldest work on the program was written in 1967 and the most recent in 2015. John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito, John Adams, Lowell Liebermann, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, and David Rakowski are all represented on this recording. These composers have a strong advocate in Sung-Soo Cho, who was awarded "Best American Contemporary Performance: at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition and "Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: at the Texas State International Piano Competition. An award winner of numerous international competitions, Cho has appeared as a soloist in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. A graduate of Seoul National University and Manhattan School of Music, he is currently pursuing his D.M.A. degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is on the faculty at Notre Dame College.

Isang Enders, Andreas Hering - Mit Myrten und Rosen: Schumann, Yun (2013)

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Isang Enders, Andreas Hering - Mit Myrten und Rosen: Schumann, Yun (2013)

Isang Enders, Andreas Hering - Mit Myrten und Rosen: Schumann, Yun (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:34 | 271 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | Catalog: 300430

“Though the musical languages are so different, parallels do emerge; the Schumann performances are enhanced by Enders and Hering's keen awareness of the importance of expressive nuance - and subtle changes of colour, microtonal inflections and dynamic contrasts are all important coponents of Isan Yun's style…All the performances are passionate and strongly committed. Enders has a splendidly clear, penetrating tone.”

Sjaelland String Quartet; Benjamin Koppel - Anders Koppel: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Mezzo Saxophone Quintet (2011)

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Sjaelland String Quartet; Benjamin Koppel - Anders Koppel: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Mezzo Saxophone Quintet (2011)

Anders Koppel - String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Mezzo Saxophone Quintet (2011)
Sjælland String Quartet; Benjamin Koppel (mezzo-saxophone)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, 21th Century | Label: Dacapo | # 6.220566 | Time: 00:59:09

Classics Today 10/10. The Danish composer Anders Koppel (b. 1947) has one foot firmly planted in the European classical music tradition, and the other in world music, rock and jazz. On this album the two worlds meet when the Sjælland String Quartet are joined by Koppel’s son, the jazz icon Benjamin Koppel to perform the quintet for mezzo-saxophone and strings, which can be heard for the first time on this CD.

Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Thierry Fischer - Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)

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Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Thierry Fischer - Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)

Igor Stravinsky: Mavra; Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Octet; Concertino (1998)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conducted by Thierry Fischer; Soloists of the Kirov Opera

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9488 | Time: 00:59:44

This CD offers a rare opportunity to hear Igor Stravinsky's opera buffa, 'Mavra.' At only 28 minutes, the opera is short, but interesting. By scoring the orchestra with full winds and just a handful of strings, Stravinsky molded the usually romantic opera genre into his cool, neoclassical form. Both the singing and the playing are highly energetic, and contain a certain wittiness. Conductor Thierry Fischer does something quite amazing: instead of the usual separation between voice and pit orchestra, Fischer puts the orchestra in direct dialogue with the stage action, creating an incredible integration. The 'Octet' and 'Concertino', more standard works, are also well played. Attacks and articulations are so very clean, and it was this cleanliness that attracted Stravinsky to wind instruments in the first place. Unlike other Stravinsky recordings, this one has the vitality and moodiness that make the notes sparkle. One always feels a sense of propulsion. In the 'Concertino', this rhythmic drive is contrasted beautifully with eerie string lines. The 'Octet' manages to achieve a perfect chamber music feel. The ensemble never forces the sound, and the result is an elegant, interesting and contagious performance. The same could be said for the whole album.

IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain; Susanna Mälkki - Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A fuoco; Animus (2008)

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IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain; Susanna Mälkki - Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A fuoco; Animus (2008)

Luca Francesconi: Etymo; Da Capo; A fuoco; Animus (2008)
IRCAM, Ensemble Intercontemporain; Susanna Mälkki, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Kairos | # 0012712KAI | Time: 01:09:15

Luca Francesconi is one of the most prominent Italian composer of his generation with a substantial and varied output to his credit. The release under review provides a good idea of his output although all the works recorded here are already some ten or twenty years old. Da Capo (1986) for small ensemble is the earliest work here and is probably one of Francesconi’s best-known and most popular. It is not difficult to understand why. It is a brilliantly scored, colourful piece full of nice instrumental touches and lively rhythms, although it opens and ends in a rather subdued manner. The other works were all composed at about the same time: between 1994 and 1995. They, too, display a considerable variety of means and moods. Etymo is the most substantial both in length and in content. The title, Etymo (as in etymology) is about the search for the origin and development of language. It sets texts from various poems from Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal for soprano, large ensemble and electronics. The final words are drawn from Baudelaire’s Carnets intimes.

Rohan de Saram - 20th Century British Works for Solo Cello (2019)

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Rohan de Saram - 20th Century British Works for Solo Cello (2019)

Rohan de Saram - 20th Century British Works for Solo Cello (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 300 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:00
Classical | Label: First Hand Records

Rohan de Saram releases an album featuring the premiere recordings of works whch were both written for and premiered by the virtuoso cellist. Showcasing works by Richard Drakeford, Hilda Paredes, David Matthews and, the collection follows on from an earlier release [FHR49] and is devoted to works that were written for and were premiered by Rohan de Saram, his championing of new and unfamiliar music having been a hallmark of a career which now stretches back across six decades. A repertoire that is as extensive as it is varied in overall range, encompassing as this does many of those stylistic traits that have emerged during the post-war era and which here eschew the mutual exclusiveness that has too often proved an obstacle to the reception of contemporary music. A vindication, if such were necessary, of Rohan de Saram’s advocacy.

Krzysztof Penderecki - Orchestral Works (2001)

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Krzysztof Penderecki - Orchestral Works (2001)

Krzysztof Penderecki - Orchestral Works (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 668 Mb | Total time: 75:44+72:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 74302 2 7 | Recorded: 1972, 1973, 1975

Krzysztof Penderecki (Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki), born November 23, 1933 in Dębica) is a Polish composer and conductor. His 1960 avant-garde Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima for string orchestra brought him to international attention, and this success was followed by acclaim for his choral St. Luke Passion. Both these works exhibit novel compositional techniques. Since the 1970s Penderecki's style has changed to encompass a post-Romantic idiom.
He has won prestigious awards including Grammy Awards in 1987 and 1998 and 2001, and the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 1992. He has been called Poland's greatest living composer.

Ennio Morricone - 100 Movie Themes Hits - Original Versions: Super Gold Edition (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Ennio Morricone - 100 Movie Themes Hits - Original Versions: Super Gold Edition (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Ennio Morricone - 100 Movie Themes Hits - Original Versions: Super Gold Edition (2005)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 1.95 Gb | Scans included
Label: GDM/Edel Italy | # 0168292 | Time: 05:58:34
Soundtracks, Contemporary Classical, Easy Listening

Ennio Morricone is an Italian composer, orchestrator and conductor, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as well as contemporary and modern classical works. His scores have been included in over forty award-winning films. In a career lasting over six decades, he composed some of the most recognizable film scores in cinematic history.

Joseph Celli - Video Ears Music Eyes (1995) {OODiscs OO22}

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Joseph Celli - Video Ears Music Eyes (1995) {OODiscs OO22}

Joseph Celli - Video Ears Music Eyes (1995) {OODiscs OO22}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 418 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 175 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 37 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 OODiscs | OO22
Classical / Modern Classical / Avant-Garde / Sound Art / Chamber Music

Joseph Celli's Music Eyes Video Ears is a collection of five works written to accompany multi-channel video presentations. 36 Strings (1992) is for the multi-stringed Korean komungo, played here with much expression and feeling by Jin Hi Kim. In concert performance, the music accompanies five channels of video. The composition is dedicated to the reconciliation of North and South Korean families. 8 Mallets Four Brian (1986) is for marimba, vibraphone, xylophone and orchestra bells and three channels of video.

Apartment House - Quatuor pour la fin du temps / Among the Tarnished (2019)

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Apartment House - Quatuor pour la fin du temps / Among the Tarnished (2019)

Apartment House - Quatuor pour la fin du temps / Among the Tarnished (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 305 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | 01:17:27
Classical | Label: Another Timbre

Toronto-based composer Linda Catlin Smith has been well represented in Another Timbre’s ten-volume release of contemporary Canadian composers, including the eight varied pieces of The Wanderer and the two-CD set, The Drifter. Here she shares a disc with that work of concentration-camp genius, Messiaen’s, Quatuor pour la fin du temps. They’re performed by the English ensemble Apartment House, and share the instrumentation of violin, cello, clarinet and piano.

Bernard Herrmann - At 20th Century Fox (2011) 14 CD Box Set

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Bernard Herrmann - At 20th Century Fox (2011) 14 CD Box Set

Bernard Herrmann - At 20th Century Fox (2011) 14 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 3.6 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 1.99 Gb | 14:44:35
Soundtracks, Film Score, Classical | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VCL 1211 1128

Limited-edition boxed set from Varese Sarabande (only 1000 copies and now out-of-print) of 14 CDs featuring music from 18 scores: "Jane Eyre", "Anna and the King of Siam", "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir", "The Day the Earth Stood Still", "5 Fingers", "Hangover Square", "The Snows of Kilimanjaro", "A Hatful of Rain", "White Witch Doctor", "Beneath the 12-Mile Reef", "The Egyptian", "Garden of Evil", "King of the Khyber Rifles", "Blue Denim", "Prince of Players", "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit", "Journey to the Center of the Earth", and "Tender Is the Night." The set includes many previously unreleased tracks, improved sound on previously released scores, and four previously unreleased scores ("The Snows of Kilimanjaro", "White Witch Doctor", "5 Fingers", and "Hangover Square").

Rachel's - The Sea And The Bells (1996) {Quarterstick}

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Rachel's - The Sea And The Bells (1996) {Quarterstick}

Rachel's - The Sea And The Bells (1996) {Quarterstick}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 279 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Genre: indie rock, post-rock, modern classical, abstract

The Sea And The Bells is the 1996 album by Rachel's. This was released on the on the 1⁄4 Stick (Quarterstick) label.

Rachel's - Handwriting LP (1995) {Quarterstick}

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Rachel's - Handwriting LP (1995) {Quarterstick}

Rachel's - Handwriting LP (1995) {Quarterstick}
EAC Rip | FLAC with log | scans | 191 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 97 mb
Genre: indie rock, electronic, abstract, modern classical

Handwriting LP is the 1995 debut album by Rachel's. This was released on the 1⁄4 Stick (Quarterstick) label.

Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (2019)

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Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (2019)

Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 77:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ECM | 2625 | Recorded: 2014

25 years on from the release of Officium, the groundbreaking alliance of Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble, comes Remember me, my dear, recorded during the final tour the group made in October 2014.
Named for the Scottish ballad which concludes it, the programme is emblematic of the range of repertoire the Norwegian saxophonist and British vocal quartet explored together from Pérotin, Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume le Rouge, Antoine Brumel to Komitas, Arvo Pärt and more.

Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble & Mike Fansler - The River of Time (2019)

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Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble & Mike Fansler - The River of Time (2019)

Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble & Mike Fansler - The River of Time (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 271 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | 01:17:00
Classical | Label: Navona Records

THE RIVER OF TIME, Navona Records’ latest release, is a captivating tour de force by conductor Mike Fansler and the Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble. Recorded by legendary engineer Bruce Leek – whose recording portfolio includes the President’s Own Marine Band – this album captures the full emotive intensity of one of America’s finest collegiate ensembles.