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Steve Hackett - Under A Mediterranean Sky (2021)

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Steve Hackett - Under A Mediterranean Sky (2021)

Steve Hackett - Under A Mediterranean Sky (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 206 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 Mb | 00:51:19
Progressive Rock, Acoustic | Label: Inside Out Records

‘Under A Mediterranean Sky’ is the first new acoustic solo album from legendary guitarist Steve Hackett, since 2008’s ‘Tribute’ – a record that saw him tackling some of the beautiful classical pieces that his guitar idols had also put their hand to. This new album however takes inspiration from Steve’s extensive travels around the Mediterranean. “A lot of acoustic ideas had been forming over the years, and it felt like the perfect time to create this album,” notes Hackett, “a time to contemplate the places we’ve visited around the Mediterranean with the kind of music which evolved from the world of imagination.” ‘Under The Mediterranean Sky’ lacks nothing of the grandiosity of Steve Hackett’s recent solo electric records, however it does give room to the stunning breadth of approach that he has to playing his acoustic guitar, reminding us once again why Steve is such a revered and respected musician.

Nicholas Angelich - Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Piano Sonata No. 8, Romeo & Juliet (2021)

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Nicholas Angelich - Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Piano Sonata No. 8, Romeo & Juliet (2021)

Nicholas Angelich - Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Piano Sonata No. 8, Romeo & Juliet (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 214 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 189 Mb | 01:22:55
Classical | Label: Warner Classics, Erato Records

Nicholas Angelich’s new album is dedicated to Prokofiev, the so-called unclassifiable artist– considered revolutionary by some, neo-classical by others. Coming to public attention as a virtuoso pianist, Sergei Prokofiev left a fascinating body of work, that of a composer torn between two societies, between the culture of his homeland and the unchallenged culture of the West.

Aline Zylberajch - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonates (2005)

Posted By: Designol
Aline Zylberajch - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonates (2005)

Aline Zylberajch - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonates (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ambronay | # AMY002 | Time: 01:05:13

Reflecting the exceptional sound-world of Ambronay Abbey, Ambronay's CDs initiate musical experiences opening up a world of imagination and emotions. 'A new invention for Maria Barbara? The Queen of Spain and Portugal ordered from Bratolomeo Cristofori, creator of the pianoforte, five of his percious instruments for her music master, Domenico Scarlatti. Denzil Wraight, pre-eminent specialist of early Italian keyboards, has built the magnificent 56-note single-manual Cristofori-Ferrini instrument used on this recording - from which Aline Zylberajch unfolds a wealth of colours and shades hitherto unknown. An aesthetic, emotional revelation.

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.

Waterloo - First Battle (1970) {Vogue--Musea FGBG4281.AR rel 1999}

Posted By: ruskaval
Waterloo - First Battle (1970) {Vogue--Musea FGBG4281.AR rel 1999}

Waterloo - First Battle (1970) {Vogue–Musea FGBG4281.AR rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 372 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 156 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 173 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 1999 Disques Vogue / Musea Records | FGBG4281.AR
Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Progressive Rock

Belgian band Waterloo's only album, First Battle, was originally released in February of 1970, a crucial time of transition for European rock; this was the tipping point where the expansive sounds of psychedelia lost some of their trippiness and began moving toward a technically complex progressive rock style. Though King Crimson and Yes had released their first albums by this time, prog was still very much in its infancy, and First Battle falls squarely under the proto-prog umbrella, retaining trace elements of psychedelia but definitively leaning into a more sophisticated, classical-influenced realm.

Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)

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Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)

Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:54:14 | 438 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Coviello Classics

An “exemplary instrument” was the Dreymann organ built in 1837 in the St. Ignaz Church in the centre of Mainz. This was written by someone who should know: Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, organ virtuoso, author of an organ school and expert in the service of the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, who commissioned the construction of the instrument. Unfortunately, the organ did not survive the centuries and wars unscathed; minor repairs were made again and again, but it was not until 2015 to 2019 that it was restored from the ground up. This inspired organ professor Gerhard Gnann from Mainz to embark on a project close to his heart: students are bringing the old sound back to life; he himself is also involved, of course. The chosen works were naturally obvious: they are all by the aforementioned Rinck, who, by the way, was born in the same year as Beethoven and is thus also a 250th anniversary of this year. His works at the transition from the late classical to the romantic period bring out the fine nuances of the organ’s timbres to best advantage.

Collectif Trytone - BACK TO BACH (2021)

Posted By: ciklon5
Collectif Trytone - BACK TO BACH (2021)

Collectif Trytone - BACK TO BACH (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 00:58:56 | 287 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Paraty

On perçoit souvent une distinction nette entre la pratique de l’improvisation et la pratique de la musique savante occidentale. L’une est considérée comme spontanée, périlleuse et sur le vif, tandis que l’autre comme l’art de la perfection, de la reproduction et de l’interprétation. Le Collectif Trytone estime, comme Nadia Boulanger, qu’aucune distinction franche ne devrait les séparer. Bien que l’écriture de Bach soit sans doute au sommet de l’activité artistique humaine, pourquoi devrait-elle être considérée comme intouchable ? Même le retour depuis les années 1970 à une ‘’interprétation historiquement informée’’ mettant l’accent sur la recherche, les sources et l’interprétation sur instruments d’époque, n’est garant d’aucune réponse définitive sur le monde sonore de Bach. L'aspect non-certain de l'imaginaire sonore de J. S. Bach permet d'envisager ce projet du Collectif Trytone avec grande curiosité. Voici repensées et ré-orchestrées des pages diverses du Cantor, des extraits de la Passion selon St. Jean ou autres cantates, et quelques pièces instrumentales, etc.

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Salieri: Armida (2021)

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Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Salieri: Armida (2021)

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Salieri: Armida (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 02:05:34 | 601 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Aparté

Enregistrée du 10 au 13 juillet 2020 à la Philharmonie de Paris, cette Armida nous en apprend un peu plus sur Antonio Salieri, si aimé de son vivant et si décrié par la suite, notamment à cause de ses rapports obscurs avec Mozart que le XIXe siècle a inventés et que le film de Milos Forman a perpétué à notre époque.

Albert Ayler - Holy Ghost, Rare & Unissued Recordings 1962 to 1970 (2004) {10CD Set, Revenant Records RVN 213}

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Albert Ayler - Holy Ghost, Rare & Unissued Recordings 1962 to 1970 (2004) {10CD Set, Revenant Records RVN 213}

Albert Ayler - Holy Ghost, Rare & Unissued Recordings 1962 to 1970 (2004) {10CD Set, Revenant Records RVN 213}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.45 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.39 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 301 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962-70, 2004 Revenant Records | RVN 213
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

An amazing package – one that's almost as essential to Albert Ayler's catalog as his classic albums on ESP from the 60s! The 9CD set is filled with rare material from Ayler – early recordings from Scandinavia, a smattering of American sides from the mid 60s, later work in France from the end of his life, and even a performance at John Coltrane's funeral! Other players include brother Don Ayler, trumpeter Don Cherry, pianist Cecil Tayler, and Burton Greene – and the package is filled with amazing sounds that really show Ayler's inventive approach to jazz. The box itself is beautiful – sculpted like some hand-carved treasure chest – and filled with 9CDS, plus a 208 page full-color hardcover book that features essays by Amiri Baraka and Val Wilmer, photos and memorabilia, and a chronology of Ayler's performances. Amazing stuff – and a true tribute to this legend!

Chouchane Siranossian & Capriccio Barockorchester - Romberg: Violin Concertos (2021)

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Chouchane Siranossian & Capriccio Barockorchester - Romberg: Violin Concertos (2021)

Chouchane Siranossian & Capriccio Barockorchester - Romberg: Violin Concertos (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:16:52 | 364 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Alpha

Né en Basse-Saxe à peine trois ans avant Beethoven, le violoniste Andreas Romberg (1767-1821) était lui aussi un instrumentiste virtuose et précoce. Son parcours a également été chamboulé par les guerres napoléoniennes et une rencontre formatrice avec Haydn. Et tout comme Beethoven, son œuvre la plus populaire était une adaptation chorale d’un poème de Schiller, Das Lied von der Glocke, créée en 1809. Romberg a écrit énormément de concertos pour violon, mais il ne reste que seize partitions manuscrites de toute son œuvre, conservées à Hambourg. Chouchane Siranossian a décidé d’exhumer trois concertos et d’en réaliser l’enregistrement, trois premières mondiales qui permettent de découvrir un compositeur plutôt intéressant et des œuvres hautement virtuoses.

Johnny Griffin - Johnny Griffin In Poland (1963) {2CD Set, Polskie Radio PRCD 1630~31 rel 2014}

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Johnny Griffin - Johnny Griffin In Poland (1963) {2CD Set, Polskie Radio PRCD 1630~31 rel 2014}

Johnny Griffin - Johnny Griffin In Poland (1963) {2CD Set, Polskie Radio PRCD 1630~31 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 797 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 334 Mb
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© 1963, 2014 Polskie Radio S.A. | PRCD 1630~31
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Tenor Saxophone

Johnny Griffin is an American tenor saxophonist who, together with the pianist KennyDrew, first came to Poland in 1963 as the star of the Jazz Jamboree festival. The presented double album contains just recordings from Jazz Jamboree'63. These are very interesting performances of jazz standards with wonderful long Griffin solos and a lively audience response. It's great to listen to.

Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension Group - So (1973) [Vinyl Rip 24/48, 16/44 & mp3-320] Re-up

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Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension Group - So (1973) [Vinyl Rip 24/48, 16/44 & mp3-320] Re-up

Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension Group - So (1973)
Vinyl Rip 24/48 or 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 493 or 219 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 108 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 11 Mb
Victor, SPX-1028 | Japanese Jazz, Folk

Minoru Muraoka (Japanese: 村岡福夫, born Muraoka Fukuo; 1924 in Miyakonojo – January 2, 2014) was a popular Japanese shakuhachi player. Playing in a jazz fusion style, Muraoka released many albums, both as a solo artist and with several groups, including Zen, the New Dimension Group and the Minoru Muraoka Orchestra…

Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions (1992) {Prestige PCD-24115-2 rec 1950-1951}

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Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions (1992) {Prestige PCD-24115-2 rec 1950-1951}

Sonny Stitt - Prestige First Sessions (1992) {Prestige PCD-24115-2 rec 1950-1951}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 200 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
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© 1950-51, 1992 Prestige Records / Fantasy | PCD-24115-2
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

Sonny Stitt is heard in his early prime throughout this CD, sticking to tenor on all but two of the 24 selections. Few could play bebop with Stitt's sincerity, quick reflexes and large vocabulary. He swings hard throughout the performances, most of which feature him as the only soloist. Three dull vocals aside (by the forgotten Teddy Williams and Larry Townsend), this gapfilling CD is highly recommended to fans of classic bebop.

VA - Landmarks of Recorded Pianism, Volume 2 (2020)

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VA - Landmarks of Recorded Pianism, Volume 2 (2020)

VA - Landmarks of Recorded Pianism, Volume 2 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 494 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 457 Mb | Covers included | 02:38:49
Classical | Label: Marston Records

In this second volume of the series Landmarks of Recorded Pianism, producers Ward Marston and Gregor Benko once again select piano recordings of great historical significance. There are several broadcast items presented: “live” performances by Rosenthal of Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, as well as Mark Hambourg playing Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 and short selections from a Japanese broadcast by Ignaz Friedman, all of which expand our understanding of these pianists’ artistic contributions. Additional broadcast performances by Etelka Freund, Percy Grainger, and Reah Sadowsky, plus a unique broadcast of Grace Castagnetta improvising, are joined by commercial recordings of composer Federico Mompou and pianists Rosita Renard and Frank La Forge that have never been reissued before, as well as what is probably the earliest fortepiano recording, Arnold Dolmetsch playing the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata.

Schoenberg Quartet - Janáček, Szymanowski: String Quartets (2007)

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Schoenberg Quartet - Janáček, Szymanowski: String Quartets (2007)

Schoenberg Quartet - Janáček, Szymanowski: String Quartets (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 78:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos| CHAN 10405 | Recorded: 2005

This is a brilliant idea for a CD. Composed within a time-frame of 11 years (1917-28), at a similar geographical distance from the main cosmopolitan centres of music, and with similar stylistic overlaps between late Romanticism and modernism, these two pairs of quartets make for genuinely illuminating comparison.