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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015) [Re-Up]

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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015) [Re-Up]

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)
William Harris, Michael Tippett, Thomas Weelkes, James MacMillan, Ivor Gurney, Robert Ramsey
Benjamin Britten, Edmund Rubbra, Michael East, Herbert Howells, Robert Pearsall, Thomas Tomkins

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: CORO | # COR16134 | Time: 01:10:50

Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them? Songs of departure and farewell are deeply rooted in the great tradition of British choral music, nourished by ancient myths of testing journeys, wayside transformations and homecomings. The transcendent nature of music and the power of poetry to challenge and alter perceptions of reality – harnessed by English composers over many centuries – flow through a programme that invites contemplation of life and death, of love and loss, creation and eternity. In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, The Sixteen performs a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

Valentin Silvestrov - To Thee We Sing: Sacred Choral Works (2015)
Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Sigvards Klava

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Ondine | # ODE1266-5 | Time: 00:59:59

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) is an important contemporary voice in vocal music. In this new release, Silvestrov’s hauntingly beautiful vocal works are performed by the Latvian Radio Choir under their director Sigvards Kļava. During his artistic career, Silvestrov has explored a number of musical styles and techniques, such as avant-guard, post-modernism, neo-classicism, dodecaphony, aleatoric writing and pointillism. The fall of the Soviet Union, however, allowed Silvestrov to eventually compose spiritual works, inspired and influenced by his love of the Russian Orthodox Church music which Silvestrov imbues with his own unique sound and bursts of surprising harmonic moves. Silvestrov’s compositions are invested with the composer’s own unique personality, musical sensibility and sense of beauty.

MDR Leipzig RSO, Absolute Ensemble, Kristjan Jarvi - Philip Glass: Aguas da Amazonia (2017) [Re-Up]

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MDR Leipzig RSO, Absolute Ensemble, Kristjan Jarvi - Philip Glass: Aguas da Amazonia (2017) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - Aguas da Amazonia (2017)
MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra; Absolute Ensemble; Kristjan Järvi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain | # OMM0115 | Time: 00:51:26

Orange Mountain Music is proud to release the new album Aguas da Amazonia in a new orchestral version. In the 1990s Philip Glass composed a ballet for the Brazilian Grupo Corpo titled “Seven or Eight Pieces for a Ballet.” That music was picked up by the famous percussion group UAKTI and later recorded for the album Aguas da Amazonia. Aguas da Amazonia became the launching point and inspiration for arranger Charles Coleman who worked with conductor Kristjan Jarvi on adapting Glass’ music for large symphony orchestra. This new recording captures Coleman's orchestration in all its majesty showcasing the inherent symphonic possibilities.The performance showcases the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Jarvi as well as the dynamic Absolute Ensemble.

Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music Of Philip Glass) (2016) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 410 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 295 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony Classical | # 88985351432 | Time: 01:56:07
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary

An album the majority of whose contents consists of harp arrangements of music by Philip Glass might seem a bit arcane for a major label, but it seems that Sony knows what it is doing here. The Glass Effect double album is one of those releases that succeed on two different levels, an explicit one and one that, although not mentioned, is perhaps even more important. The former level here is the one denoted by the title, as Meijer picks up the rather neglected theme of Philip Glass' influence by offering, on disc two, a group of works by younger composers who follow Glass in varying degrees but who, it's safe to say, wouldn't have the styles they do without Glass having gone before. Much of the album consists of arrangements by Meijer herself, and these include, at the end, a remix of music from Koyaanisqatsi that's delightful and would be spoiled by description. But there's also solo harp music: sample the Suite for Harp by progressive rock musician Bryce Dessner, who certainly seems to have absorbed Glass' style far enough to make it his own.

Anne Dudley - Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise (2017) [Japanese Edition]

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Anne Dudley - Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise (2017) [Japanese Edition]

Anne Dudley - Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise (2017) [Japanese Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Label: United Music and Arts | # UMA-1092 | Time: 01:01:32
Modern Classical, Electronic, Experimental

Anne Dudley, composer, artist and founding member of the hugely influential Art of Noise, and the only artist in history to have won an Oscar, a Grammy and had a No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, releases her brand new work Anne Dudley plays the Art of Noise. This delicate, haunting piano album which sees the award winning composer reinterpreting the music of one of her most influential projects, the Art of Noise. This instrumental record finds Dudley performing piano covers of classic Eighties hits and new interpretations of pioneering electronic music.

Mark Atkins & Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Voices for Didgeridoo and Organ, Organ Suite (2013) [Re-Up]

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Mark Atkins & Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Voices for Didgeridoo and Organ, Organ Suite (2013) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass: Voices for Didgeridoo and Organ, Organ Suite (2013)
Mark Atkins, didgeridoo; Michael Riesman, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0094 | Time: 00:56:16

The origins of Philip Glass' Voices, for didgeridoo and organ was specific: a commission from the city of Melbourne, Australia, in 2001. Yet the instrumental combination works so well that it seems almost foreordained, and Glass went on to write further music for the soloist here, Mark Atkins. In this performance, the didgeridoo and organ tracks were recorded separately, in Australia and upstate New York, respectively, and in Glass' metronomic world this works well enough. Yet one hopes that this release on Glass' Orange Mountain Music label is enough to spur future live performances with both players in the same room. The addition of the didgeridoo to the relatively homogeneous texture of Glass' organ writing is dramatic, but it doesn't disturb the basic shifting fields of the composer's music. It just deepens their color and variety in an immensely attractive way.

Guntis Kuzma, Andris Poga, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra - Tālivaldis Ķeniņš: Symphony No.1 & Two Concertos (2020)

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Guntis Kuzma, Andris Poga, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra - Tālivaldis Ķeniņš: Symphony No.1 & Two Concertos (2020)

Guntis Kuzma, Andris Poga, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra - Tālivaldis Ķeniņš: Symphony No.1 & Two Concertos (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 245 Mb | Total time: 57:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine | ODE 1350-2 | Recorded: 2020

Tālivaldis Ķeniņš (1919–2008) is a name that is not known to most classical listeners despite of his long international career as a composer. This album presents three orchestral works by one of Latvia’s greatest 20th century composers performed by the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Andris Poga and Guntis Kuzma.

Mare Duo - Carlo Domeniconi: Works for Mandolin & Guitar (2021)

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Mare Duo - Carlo Domeniconi: Works for Mandolin & Guitar (2021)

Mare Duo - Carlo Domeniconi: Works for Mandolin & Guitar (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 237 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:07
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Carlo Domeniconi is a master of guitar composition. His fusion of Western and Eastern elements is a distinctive feature of his writing, and this album presents a body of work for the unusual combination of mandolin and guitar. The large-scale Durandarte charts a medieval knights wild journey through the countryside, which is accompanied by poignant love songs, elegies, and agitated cross-rhythms.

Mirian Conti - Tangorama: An Anthology of 20th Century Tango, Vol. 1 (2021)

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Mirian Conti - Tangorama: An Anthology of 20th Century Tango, Vol. 1 (2021)

Mirian Conti - Tangorama: An Anthology of 20th Century Tango, Vol. 1 (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:16 | 138 Mb
Classical, Tango | Label: Grand Piano

This panoramic survey of Argentine tangos shows the genre in all its rich variety of moods and virtuosity. It salutes Ángel Villoldo, the father of tango, whose El choclo (‘The Corncob’) is one of the most famous tangos of all time, and charts the music’s evolution towards the romanticism and lush harmonies of Augustín Bardi. Improvisatory styles, syncopation and jazz harmonies were introduced by such great composers as José Pascual and Orlando Goñi, whilst Enrique Francini developed his personal qualities of dissonance and rhythmic flair into the 1960s. This survey is the first in a series that will document around one hundred rare and classic tangos, all performed by the Argentine pianist Mirian Conti.

Doric String Quartet, RSNO, Peter Oundjian - John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)

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Doric String Quartet, RSNO, Peter Oundjian - John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)

John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)
Doric String Quartet; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA5199 | Time: 01:11:23

As part of his final year as Music Director and following a two-season celebration of the Orchestra’s 125th anniversary, Peter Oundjian and the RSNO here present their second recording of music by John Adams, with the exceptional participation of the Doric String Quartet. Written for a large orchestra including six percussionists, keyboard sampler, and amplified steel-string guitar, Naive and Sentimental Music is a sweepingly symphonic masterpiece, full of contrasts and clashes. It reflects the dichotomy between ‘naive’ and ‘sentimental’ poetry as analysed by Friedrich Schiller in his 1795 essay Über naive und sentimentalische Dichtung, as well as the ‘bipolar’ musical life of Esa-Pekka Salonen, the dedicatee of this piece, who conducted the first performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1999. Absolute Jest is a large-scale scherzo for amplified string quartet and orchestra, heavily inspired by the music of Beethoven, which Adams has always deeply admired. The quartet of soloists, a late addition to the score, emphasises the echoes of Beethoven’s music (mainly his string quartets) and facilitates a ‘hyperspace rate’ of virtuosity, which the Doric String Quartet here perfectly demonstrates.

Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)

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Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)

Simone Menezes & Ensemble K - Accents (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:41
Classical | Label: Aparté

K, a multicultural orchestra under the direction of the Italian-Brazilian conductor Simone Menezes, is bringing out its first album. Born out of the awareness that classical music was exported throughout the world and took on multiple influences in the last century, K’s project seeks to find the original accents of the works it performs. Their goal: to tell each story in its original language.

John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra - The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (1991) {Sony Classical} **[RE-UP]**

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John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra - The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (1991) {Sony Classical} **[RE-UP]**

John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra - The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (1991) {Sony Classical}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 308 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 166 mb
Genre: classical

The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration is a 1991 album by John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra. It consists of Williams conducting music that were part of films directed by Spielberg, many of which are standards for each generation. This comes from Sony Classical.

Lés Metaboles & Léo Warynski - Jardin féérique (2020)

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Lés Metaboles & Léo Warynski - Jardin féérique (2020)

Lés Metaboles & Léo Warynski - Jardin féérique (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 305 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | Artwork included | 00:56:23
Classical, Choral | Label: NoMadMusic

“Jardin féérique”, the Métaboles’ 2nd album with NoMadMusic, is a true ode to nature. Infinite source of inspiration, it becomes an enchanted forest with Ravel, is the symbolical reflection of the soul’s tremors with Saint-Saëns, while Britten, in his Hymn to Saint Cecilia – patron of musicians – pays homage to the muse walking through a shady garden. Britten’s Flower Songs create a unique cycle like a musical herbarium… The figurative music of Murray Schafer (Miniwanka) – engaged composer and ecology-lover – develops the concept of a musical landscape: a fascinating conjunction of vocal gestures, percussion, onomatopeia, evocation of rituals which reveal the metaphysical dimension of the link between Nature and Mankind.

Signal, Brad Lubman, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)

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Signal, Brad Lubman, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)

Philip Glass: Glassworks; Music In Similar Motion - Live at (Le) Poisson Rouge (2011)
Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman; Michael Riesman, keyboards

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # OMM0073 | Time: 01:04:35

30 years after Philip Glass’ debut record the new music ensemble Signal asked Philip Glass Ensemble music director Michael Riesman to arrange the classic album “Glassworks” for live performance. The concert took place at the New York venue, Poisson Lubman in April 2010. This CD features a new recording of the entire score, paired with a riveting performance of “Music in Similar Motion”.

Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005) [Re-Up]

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Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005) [Re-Up]

Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | 01:09:20
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1844, 476 1515

John Cage: Early Piano Music comes from Herbert Henck, an experienced hand with the work of Cage, having previously recorded Music for Piano, Music of Changes, and Sonatas and Interludes in addition to a mighty swath of first-tier twentieth-century literature for piano for various labels, most notably Wergo and ECM New Series. These are early works for standard, not prepared, piano, and some of these pieces will be as familiar to dyed-in-the-wool Cageans as "Happy Birthday." This puts the pressure on Henck to excel, and he does so spectacularly well here. The disc includes the two sets entitled Two Pieces for Piano, the piano version of The Seasons, Metamorphosis, In a Landscape, Ophelia, and the fragmentary Quest. The pieces date from 1935 to 1948, the same range covered by pianist Jeanne Kirstein in her pioneering 1967 survey of Cage's piano music for CBS Masterworks.