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Arditti Quartet, Claron McFadden - Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios (2014) 3CD Set

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Arditti Quartet, Claron McFadden - Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios (2014) 3CD Set

Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios (2014) 3CD Set
Arditti Quartet; Claron McFadden (soprano)

XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 710 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb | Time: 03:00:31
Classical, Avant-Garde, Chamber | Label: æon | # AECD1335

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary (1974-2014), the Arditti Quartet, one of the most famous groups in contemporary music, has chosen to record, for the second time and this is an occurrence sufficiently rare that it bears emphasizing , the complete string quartets of Brian Ferneyhough. The pieces on these discs immediately weave an auditory spell and well illustrate this composer's brand of complexity, i.e., writing reputed to be unplayable for the instrumentalists but providing a definite pleasure for the listener, caught up in the headiness of a universe without limits or vanishing point. This 3-CD set will not only be one of the indispensable releases of 2014 but also the best way to apprehend the music of a fundamental composer whose intense writing, emancipated heir of Schoenberg, remains radically expressive, chaotic in appearance but sublimated here by the freedom and excellence of the interpretation.

HD Duo - Australian Thais: New Music for Saxophone & Piano (2021)

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HD Duo - Australian Thais: New Music for Saxophone & Piano (2021)

HD Duo - Australian Thais: New Music for Saxophone & Piano (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:42
Classical | Label: Signum Classics

The initial impetus of the ‘Australian Thais’ project came from David Howie’s Thai family connections and the shared interest to explore the connections between the music and people of both countries. This led to collaborations with some of Thailand and Australia’s premiere composers to commission, workshop and produce new music for a cross-cultural exchange aimed at enhancing and strengthening links between the two countries, greatly increasing cultural awareness and understanding through music. This project was made possible by a Sydney University, Conservatorium of Music internal research grant.

Hiyoli Togawa - Songs of Solitude (2021)

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Hiyoli Togawa - Songs of Solitude (2021)

Hiyoli Togawa - Songs of Solitude (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 378 Mb | Total time: 78:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-SACD-2533 | Recorded: 2020

Songs of Solitude was conceived by the violist Hiyoli Togawa at a time when a virus was forcing people across the world into isolation and she herself needed to find a new rhythm of life as concert after concert was being cancelled. As she relates in the booklet to the disc, playing Bach – music that combines powerful emotions with a crystal-clear structure – became part of her daily routine, along with walks along the empty streets of Berlin. During these, the importance of remaining creative became even clearer to her, along with the idea to offer people the opportunity through music to reflect upon the difficulties of living through a pandemic. Having recently collaborated with the composer Kalevi Aho, she came upon the idea of asking him and a number of other composers to write for her – pieces that would ‘reflect life and work in the time of the coronavirus and that distil isolation in music’.

Mauricio Arias-Esguerra - ¡Colombia viva! (2021)

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Mauricio Arias-Esguerra - ¡Colombia viva! (2021)

Mauricio Arias-Esguerra - ¡Colombia viva! (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:59
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics

In this album Mauricio Arias-Esguerra offers a kaleidoscopic view of recent Colombian piano music, highlighting its striking stylistic variety. Germán Darío Pérez sees a traditional dance through a jazzy lens, and Blas Emilio Atehortúa takes a post-serial approach in his Preludio, Variaciones y Presto Alucinante. The influence of progressive rock music can be heard in Gustavo Parra’s Pavec Lingus, as can Jaime León’s love of US American music in his Made in U.S.A. preludes; and there is techno and angst in Ian Frederick’s Suite Catrina. Arias-Esguerra’s own contributions are highly contrasted, with lyricism in his Arizona Mirage and rhythmic drive in his Toccata Bachkovsky.

Lara Downes - New Day Begun (2021)

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Lara Downes - New Day Begun (2021)

Lara Downes - New Day Begun (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 212 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | 00:58:20
Classical | Label: Rising Sun Records

"New Day Begun" features works by Black American composers whose music resounds as a celebration of heritage, a cry for freedom, a call to action, and a promise to the next generation. This collection embraces a reawakening, as we emerge from the darkness of pandemic to craft a new American era.

Jac van Steen, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - David Matthews: A Vision of the Sea (2021)

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Jac van Steen, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - David Matthews: A Vision of the Sea (2021)

Jac van Steen, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - David Matthews: A Vision of the Sea (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 296 Mb | Total time: 67:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD647 | Recorded: 2017

A frequent collaborator with both the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Jac van Steen, David Matthews new recording explores both the natural world and the symphonic idea, the second of which has, in his words, obsessed me since I started composing at the age of 16. As well the Sinfonia and Symphony No. 8, the programme includes Toward Sunrise; inspired by the sound of the sun (a rising fourth of C-F), as recorded by scientists at Sheffield University, and A Vision of the Sea; drawn from the sights and sounds of English Channel near the composers home in Deal, Kent. With a singular body of work spanning almost 60 years, David Matthews has established an international reputation as one of the leading symphonists of our time. Born in London in 1943, he began composing at the age of sixteen.

VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)

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VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)

VA - Sanctifica Nos: Works for Choir, Organ and Viol Consort by Joanna Marsh (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:35
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Resonus Classics

Dubai-based British composer Joanna Marsh has a growing international reputation for new works across many genres. Here, the choir of her alma mater, Sidney Sussex College, with their director David Skinner celebrate her recent position as composer-in-residence of the college with this new album of choral and instrumental works, including a number of premiere recordings.

Rune Glerup - Dust Encapsulated (2014)

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Rune Glerup - Dust Encapsulated (2014)

Rune Glerup - Dust Encapsulated (2014)
Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen; Gáman; Pierre-André Valade, conductor
Mathias Friis-Hansen, percussion; Neel Bramsnæs Teilmann, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, 21th Century | Label: Dacapo | # 8.226578 | Time: 00:49:28

This CD presents five world premiere recordings of acoustic and electronic works by the Danish composer Rune Glerup (b. 1981). Instead of offering a narrative flow of music, Glerup uniquely allows the listener to move around among independent three-dimensional blocks of sound with powerful energy fields between them.

Oxford University Press Music & The Gesualdo Six - Choral Music from Oxford with The Gesualdo Six (2021)

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Oxford University Press Music & The Gesualdo Six - Choral Music from Oxford with The Gesualdo Six (2021)

Oxford University Press Music & The Gesualdo Six - Choral Music from Oxford with The Gesualdo Six (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 81 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 48 Mb | 00:20:43
Classical, Choral | Label: Oxford University Press Music

A selection of sacred and Christmas choral music published by Oxford University Press in Spring 2021, performed and recorded by renowned choral group, The Gesualdo Six. Includes music by Rutter, Quartel, and McGlade. “Ingeniously programmed and impeccably delivered, with that undefinable excitement that comes from a group of musicians working absolutely as one.” (Gramophone)

Tango Sentimentale - Tango Sentimentale (2021)

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Tango Sentimentale - Tango Sentimentale (2021)

Tango Sentimentale - Tango Sentimentale (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 367 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 144 Mb | 01:02:59
Classical | Label: TYXArt

The "Tango Sentimentale" ensemble - Maximilian Spenger, Susanne Gargerle (First Violin), Isolde Lehrmann (Second Violin), David Ott, Silvia Cempiny (Violoncello), Thomas Jauch, Manuel Lopez, Hermann Weindorf (Piano & Percussion) - succeeds in fusing classical and modern music in one project. Tango… play between passion and melancholy dance of seduction, devotion and distance lure of fascination and eroticism Moments in the style of traditional tangos by Astor Piazzolla and Sebastian Piana meet modern compositions of the present. In such encounters of a very special kind, familiar elements of a bygone era combine with the forever enduring wishes, dreams and desires in the here and now. Played with abandon with accordion and string quintet, "Tango Sentimentale" takes us into a world of sound full of emotions and fantasy.

Roderick Williams, Andrew West - Birdsong (2021)

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Roderick Williams, Andrew West - Birdsong (2021)

Roderick Williams & Andrew West - Birdsong (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 203 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:19
Classical, Vocal | Label: SOMM Recordings

SOMM Recordings is pleased to announce Birdsong, a fascinating crossgender exploration of art songs associated with the female voice by baritone Roderick Williams, accompanied by pianist Andrew West. The recital features signature songs from the height of Romanticism by Brahms and Clara and Robert Schumann alongside a more recent quartet of sensuous songs by Sally Beamish. In his revealing foreword, Williams recalls having his choice of Brahms’s Sapphische Ode refused by competition organisers because it was “a woman’s song”. Returning recently to the work prompted him to question why some songs are considered gender specific. Birdsong is his response.

Craig Armstrong/Scott Fraser - Rosa Morta (2016) {CMA}

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Craig Armstrong/Scott Fraser - Rosa Morta (2016) {CMA}

Craig Armstrong/Scott Fraser - Rosa Morta (2016) {CMA}
WEB Rip | FLAC with auCDtect | scans | 284 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 110 mb
Genre: electronic, downtempo, modern classical

Rosa Morta is a 2016 collaborative album between Scottish keyboardists Craig Armstrong and Scott Fraser. This was released by the CMA label.

The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Richard Pinel - Grayston Ives: Requiem (2021)

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The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Richard Pinel - Grayston Ives: Requiem (2021)

The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia & Richard Pinel - Grayston Ives: Requiem
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 160 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:42:26
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Signum Classics

Bill Ives has enjoyed a rich and varied career as both performer and composer (Grayston Ives). These experiences, culminating in nearly two decades as Informator Choristarum (Director of Music) at Magdalen College, Oxford, are reflected in a compositional style which is complex yet accessible, rich and colourful. His choral music comes from the heart, and this deeply personal reaction to the texts enables the performer or listener to engage with and enjoy the music to its full extent.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sol Gabetta, Camerata Bern - Plaisirs Illuminés (2020)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sol Gabetta, Camerata Bern - Plaisirs Illuminés (2020)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sol Gabetta, Camerata Bern - Plaisirs Illuminés (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 303 Mb | Total time: 74:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 580 | Recorded: 2019

This recording presents the double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra of the Spanish composer Francisco Coll, born in 1985. Les Plaisirs Illuminés, a title inspired by Dalí’s painting of the same name, is rooted in Spanish traditions, including flamenco, yet is resolutely modern: ‘Its music is very lively rhythmically, it dances and sings – but at the same time it is very abrupt, always in search of extremes’, says Patricia Kopatchinskaja. For this world premiere conducted by the composer, she is reunited with a longstanding partner who pursues an equally brilliant international career, the cellist Sol Gabetta.

VA - Yevgeny Zemtsov Chamber & Instrumental Music & Arrangements (2021)

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VA - Yevgeny Zemtsov Chamber & Instrumental Music & Arrangements (2021)

VA - Yevgeny Zemtsov Chamber & Instrumental Music & Arrangements (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 393 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 206 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:28:59
Classical | Label: Toccatta Classics

The Russian composer Yevgeny Zemtsov (1940–2016) may be as well known for the dynasty of musicians – most of them violists – that he fathered than he is for his own music. This first album ever to be devoted to his compositions features works from the beginning and end of his career: a with some early violin works, influenced by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, a Bartókian string quartet, three spirited and spiky piano miniatures, an oblique piano elegy and five late, enigmatic, almost ritualistic settings of Japanese haikus. Late in life, too, he discovered a fascination with tango, and the album also features his elegant arrangements for string quartet of two Piazzolla favourites.