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John J. Becker - Soundpieces 1-7 (2020) {2CD Set, New World Records Digital Issue}

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John J. Becker - Soundpieces 1-7 (2020) {2CD Set, New World Records Digital Issue}

John J. Becker - Soundpieces 1-7 (2020) {2CD Set, New World Records Digital Issue}
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© 2020 New World Records
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Ultramodern

John J. Becker (1886-1961) is the least known of a group of composers who, by reputation, became known as "the American Five," analogous to the better-known "Russian Five" or "French Six." Becker's cohorts consisted of Carl Ruggles, Henry Cowell, Wallingford Riegger, and Charles Ives. Ives, born 1874, was the oldest of the group and Cowell, born 1897, was the youngest, and in the 1920s and '30s they were known as the most radical and dissonant of American composers.

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. I (2004) [Re-Up]

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Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. I (2004) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. I (2004)
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra & Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra
Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; Evelyn Glennie and Jonathan Haas, timpani
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Schwarz

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Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0014 | Time: 00:55:17

This is the first of a series of four CDs that Philip Glass and Orange Mountain Music have planned entitled 'The Concerto Project, No. I-IV' Each disc contains two concerts. Omm0014 features Julian Lloyd Webber with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz performining 'Concerto for Cello and Orchestra' and Evelyn Glennie and Jonathan Haas performing 'Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra' also with Gerard Schwarz conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. World-class soloists, excellent orchestra, excellent conducting and the beautiful sounding Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, together with major compositions from the world’s preeminent composer, Philip Glass.

John Harle, Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - Saxophone Concertos (2007)

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John Harle, Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - Saxophone Concertos (2007)

John Harle, Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner - Saxophone Concertos (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:00 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 54301

Things that don't fit neatly into pigeonholes have always had a hard time, and so it has been with the saxophone; Hoffnung's string-tuba would have had very big problems. Sax was a tireless inventor: his plans for a monster canon, and a device for playing loud music from Parisian high ground never bore fruit, but the former anticipated Saddam Hussein and the latter, scaled down, is with us as Muzak. Though the saxophone has never found a regular place in the orchestra it has nevertheless captured the interest of a long line of composers; a square peg doesn't need to fit into any orchestral round hole when it is centre-stage.

Alexander Gilman - Barber, Korngold, Waxman, Williams: Works for Violin and Orchestra (2012)

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Alexander Gilman - Barber, Korngold, Waxman, Williams: Works for Violin and Orchestra (2012)

Alexander Gilman - Barber, Korngold, Waxman, Williams: Works for Violin and Orchestra (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:09 | 384 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics | Catalog: 799

Except for John Williams’s theme from Schindler’s List , the compositions on violinist Alexander Gilman’s program with Perry So conducting the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra all suffered a certain amount of neglect after their first performances and recordings. Isaac Stern (and Louis Kaufman and Robert Gerle) brought Samuel Barber’s concerto to the attention of listeners, and now it has just about entered the repertoire, and students adopt it for competitions. Alexander Gilman produces a glowing tone from his Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin, but the engineers don’t set him so far forward as Columbia’s did Isaac Stern; if Gilman plays with less ruddy energy, he more than compensates for it in subtlety and refinement.

Jennifer Koh - Saariaho X Koh (2018)

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Jennifer Koh - Saariaho X Koh (2018)

Jennifer Koh - Saariaho X Koh (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:01 | 306 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cedille Records | Catalog: CDR 90000 183

Jennifer Koh, a brilliant violinist (The New Yorker) who performs with conviction, ferocity, and an irresistible sense of play (Washington Post), showcases works by Kaija Saariaho, the visionary and influential Finnish composer with whom Koh has closely collaborated and feels a deep personal bond. The album offers the world-premiere recording of Saariahos Light and Matter for violin, cello, and piano, inspired by sunlit colors and shadows in a city park outside the composers window. Also receiving its first recording is the violin and cello version of Aure, meaning a gentle breeze, created for and dedicated to Koh and cellist Anssi Karttunen, another champion of Saariahos music.

Sergey Yakovenko, Ilya Scheps - Silvestrov: Silent Songs (2004)

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Sergey Yakovenko, Ilya Scheps - Silvestrov: Silent Songs (2004)

Sergey Yakovenko, Ilya Scheps - Silvestrov: Silent Songs (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 570 MB | 01:59:13
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series

Following the chamber music album “leggiero, pesante”, the orchestral “Metamusik/Postludium”, and the “Requiem for Larissa”, ECM New Series is pleased to present a most remarkable recording of Valentin Silvestrov’s “Stille Lieder”, a song cycle of great importance in the development and perception of the Ukrainian composer’s work, in a double album that also includes the premiere recording of his “Four Songs after Osip Mandelstam”.“We may feel we have always known these songs,” writes Paul Griffiths in the liner notes to the “Silent Songs”, “and in a sense we have.

Marko Ylönen, Lilli Maijala, Olivier Thiery double, Juha Kangas - Nordgren: As in a Dream (2019)

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Marko Ylönen, Lilli Maijala, Olivier Thiery double, Juha Kangas - Nordgren: As in a Dream (2019)

Marko Ylönen, Lilli Maijala, Olivier Thiery double, Juha Kangas - Nordgren: As in a Dream (2019)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:31 | 346 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba Records | Catalog: ABCD 435

In the booklet note for this release, Pehr Hendrik Nordgren is considered “among the most outstanding masters of this grossly underrated generation”, that is, the generation that fell outside the avant-garde wave of famous names born in the 1920s, and those who reacted against atonality and returned to tradition and easily recognisable genres such as minimalism. Nordgren has done well in numerous recordings on the Alba label and elsewhere, BIS and Finlandia to name two, but still doesn’t really have ‘household name’ status. Both As in a Dream and the Concerto for Viola, Double Bass and Chamber Orchestra Op. 87 are world premiere recordings.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1996 (1996) [Re-Up]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1996 (1996) [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1996 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb
Label: Milan | # 7313835759-2 | Scans ~ 60 Mb | Time: 00:52:27
Modern Classical, Minimalism, Ethnic Fusion, Jazz, Electronic

The album 1996 contains 12 pieces arranged for violin (Everton Nelson, David Nadien, or Barry Finclair), cello (Jaques Morelenbaum), and piano (Ryuichi Sakamoto), including both new compositions and music used in the soundtracks to The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Sheltering Sky, and High Heels. The music is for the most part restrained and reflective, as Sakamoto makes use of the contrasting timbres of the chamber instrumentation, mixing melodic and rhythmic effects soothingly (the exceptions being the more quick-moving "M.A.Y. in the Backyard" and "1919," which uses a barely audible voice and staccato playing to stirring effect).

Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartet (1991) [Re-Up]

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Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutoslawski: String Quartet (1991) [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet - Witold Lutosławski: String Quartet (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 122 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79255-2 | Time: 00:23:57

For this Elektra/Nonesuch release, the Kronos Quartet interprets Witold Lutoslawski's 1964 String Quartet, an uncommonly difficult piece since the four musicians are commanded to play their parts ad lib, as if they were alone. Lutoslawski was influenced by the random procedures of John Cage, but he also wished to maintain dramatic structure, so string quartet includes rigidity in time measures. The balance between freedom and structure provides for a surprisingly appealing recording.

Alexandre Tharaud - Thierry Pécou: L'Oiseau Innumérable (2008)

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Alexandre Tharaud - Thierry Pécou: L'Oiseau Innumérable (2008)

Alexandre Tharaud - Thierry Pécou: L'Oiseau Innumérable (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:52 | 257 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 901974

For Thierry Pécou, to live is to travel, and to travel is to write, as if to compose were at once to plunge into another universe, to take affective possession of the space, and, above all, to stand back and choose to live in the margins of one's everyday cultural milieu. The works presented on this CD bear witness to a constantly renewed artistic standpoint; they have been entrusted here to the expert fingers of another great traveller.

Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)

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Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)

Daniel Barenboim, Boulez Ensemble - Pierre Boulez Saal: Opening Concert 2017 [Blu-Ray] (2020)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 31944 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 144 min | 39,3 Gb
Audio1: Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1888 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 144 min | 7,78 Gb
Audio: Deutsch / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik

In the Pierre Boulez Saal Opening Concert, Daniel Barenboim, the Boulez Ensemble and renowned soloists are celebrating the idea of what this new concert hall of the Barenboim Said-Academy in Berlin stands for: to create a space where beloved classics, modern masterworks of the early 20th century, and music of our time can be heard side by side and inspire audiences and performers alike.

Arvo Part - Musica Selecta (2015) {2CD ECM New Series 2454/55}

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Arvo Part - Musica Selecta (2015) {2CD ECM New Series 2454/55}

Arvo Pärt - Musica Selecta (2015) {2CD ECM New Series 2454/55}
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© 2015 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2454/55 / 481 1905
Classical / Avant-Garde / Choral / Orchestral / Modern Composition / Miscellaneous (Classical)

As the title and subtitle imply, this is a kind of greatest-hits album, with music selected by ECM label producer Manfred Eicher from the 12 albums on the label devoted to the music of Arvo Pärt. Pärt's music is so malleable that people tend to make their own versions of it rather than collect it, but if you wanted an anthology as a starter box, this would be the one to choose. Eicher has worked closely with Pärt since the 1980s, and he has indeed made a sensible "sequence" out of works that do not have a lot of contrast among them.

Jennifer Bate - Peter Dickinson: Complete Solo Organ Works (2009)

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Jennifer Bate - Peter Dickinson: Complete Solo Organ Works (2009)

Jennifer Bate - Peter Dickinson: Complete Solo Organ Works (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572169 | Time: 01:17:40

Peter Dickinson’s strikingly original approach to organ music, which the composer himself has described as ‘far from the English cathedral tradition’, reflects a background that was not typical of British organists or composers during the mid- to late-twentieth century. The award-winning, internationally-renowned organist Jennifer Bate is an ideal interpreter of his works, which range from the introspective A Cambridge Postlude to the improvisatory Three Statements and the awe-inspiring Millennium Fanfare.

Nils Mortensen, Stavanger SO, Ruud - Geirr Tveitt: Piano Concerto No. 5; Variations on a Folk-song from Hardanger (2004)

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Nils Mortensen, Stavanger SO, Ruud - Geirr Tveitt: Piano Concerto No. 5; Variations on a Folk-song from Hardanger (2004)

Geirr Tveitt: Piano Concerto No. 5; Variations on a Folk-song from Hardanger (2004)
Nils Mortensen (piano), Sveinung Bjelland (piano - Variations)
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra; Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1252 | Time: 01:05:31

An ardent nationalist, Geirr Tveitt found inspiration in the folk melodies of the Hardanger fjord and promoted this little-known material in his songs and orchestral works. Tveitt's music is tinged with nostalgia and Norwegian brooding, communicated in a familiar neo-Romantic style that was considered reactionary by critics, but was easily accepted by audiences. The Piano Concerto No. 5, premiered by Tveitt in 1954, is in three movements. The piece is agreeably melodic with modal inflections, yet it has enough muscularity and harmonic bite in places to suggest the influence of Ravel and Prokofiev. Nils Mortensen executes the piano part with hard-edged brilliance, and the orchestral accompaniment is strong without overwhelming the soloist. The Variations on a Folksong from Hardanger is, loosely, a concerto for two pianos and orchestra. Less coherent than the Piano Concerto No. 5, the Variations tend to ramble, and Tveitt's self-indulgence and impulsiveness may have contributed to this piece's episodic construction. Mortensen and fellow pianist Sveinung Bjelland are a solid pair, always synchronized and audible above the orchestra. The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ole Kristian Ruud, plays with sufficient vigor and color, though this moody music affords them few opportunities to shine. The sound is fairly soft in places, so volume adjustments may be necessary.

Philip Mead - Stephen Montague: Southern Lament (2005)

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Philip Mead - Stephen Montague: Southern Lament (2005)

Stephen Montague: Southern Lament (2005)
Philip Mead (piano); with Nancy Ruffer (flute, piccolo), Monica Acosta (voice),
Elysian Quartet, London Sousa Band/Stephen Montague (piano, electronics)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: NMC | # D118 | Time: 01:19:08

This collection of Stephen Montague's music for piano explores his roots in the Southern USA - including spirituals such as Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - and the legacy of American experimental composers such as Charles Ives and John Cage with wit and energy. Pianist Philip Mead (also heard on Lucifer) is joined by singer Monica Acosta, flautist Nancy Ruffer, the Elysian Quartet, the London Sousa Band, and the composer himself on electronics and piano.