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Mozart, Telemann, Reicha, J. C. Bach: Chamber Works (1990)  Music

Posted by bakuman at July 31, 2010
Mozart, Telemann, Reicha, J. C. Bach: Chamber Works (1990)

Mozart, Telemann, Reicha, J. C. Bach: Chamber Works (1990)
1 CD | EAC rip | FLAC(tracks) + CUE + LOG | No Scans | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 262 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony | SM + HF + FS
George Malcolm & Karl Munchinger - J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos - The Art Of Fugue (2017)

George Malcolm & Karl Munchinger - J.S. Bach: Harpsichord Concertos - The Art Of Fugue
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 134:21 min | 310 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2017

There were many worlds in George Malcolm’s (1917–1997) universe – organist, harpsichordist, pianist, composer, choral director and conductor – and this one demonstrates his unique skill as a solo performer who, throughout his career, more than any other individual defined the harpsichord’s identity in England. After World War II Malcolm became the most famous English harpsichordist of his day, with a brilliant technique, superb musicianship and an idiosyncratically modern approach to playing which, for his audiences, came to exemplify the very nature of the instrument itself. In celebration of the centenary of his birth (28 February 1917).
Jeanne Lamon & Tafelmusik  - J.S.Bach: Coffee Cantata / Peasant Cantata (1999)

Jeanne Lamon & Tafelmusik - J.S.Bach: Coffee Cantata / Peasant Cantata (1999)
Baroque/Vocal | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 123 MB | 53:10 | no scans

Bach's Coffee Cantata BWV 211 & Peasant Cantata BWV 212 are secular and very light. The librettos are innocuous and sometimes silly; however, there's a playfulness and joy of life which redeem them. Bach's music is often glorious and well brings out the play and joy. Reviews I have read of the Tafelmusik recording have been rather unkind, noting that neither Tafelmusik nor the vocal soloists display sufficient charm and joy for the high-spirited moods of the music. I can't deny that Hogwood's vocalists are better than Tafelmusik's. Suzie LeBlanc can't match Emma Kirby for youth or high-spirits, and tenor Nils Brown pales next to Rogers Covey-Crump. However, Brett Polegato is very good in the baritone role. Tafelmusik does present a darker atmosphere than Hogwood, and I'm sure that the reviews have considered that a negative.

György Kurtág – Játékok (1997)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at Dec. 3, 2010
György Kurtág – Játékok (1997)

György Kurtág – Játékok (1997)
Classical/Avant-garde | APE lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 47m47s | 122mb
Label: ECM | cat.no. ECM 1619
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 (2015) [24/96]

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 105:33 minutes | 3.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are renowned of their spectacular performances of Bach’s epic masterpiece, which they have toured extensively.
Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 105:21 minutes | 3.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sometimes you come across a performance that may not be exactly to your taste, but is nonetheless so persuasive of its type that it disarms criticism. This is one. It's not quite a "one to a part" interpretation of the work, but with 10 choristers and eight strings, it is intimate, and that always risks minimizing the majesty that Bach built into the Sanctus, the eight-part Osanna, and the choruses with trumpets and drums.

VA - Baroque Gold - 100 Great Tracks (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 19, 2017
VA - Baroque Gold - 100 Great Tracks (2017)

VA - Baroque Gold - 100 Great Tracks
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 423:16 min | 977 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 100 | Rls.date: 2017

Decca presents a premium collection of the 100 most beautiful Baroque moments with the greatest period performers of the music of the era. 6 CDs presented in a capbox with gold foil. Includes Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Handel's Messiah, Pachelbel's Canon, Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, Tartini's 'Devil's Trill' Sonata, and much more! Performed by superstars Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood and John Eliot Gardiner, as well as more recent releases by Lucie Horsch & Janine Jansen.
Tyler Bates & Joel J. Richard - John Wick Chapter 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017)

Tyler Bates & Joel J. Richard - John Wick Chapter 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 73:40 min | 563 MB
Label: Varèse Sarabande - 302 067 472 8 | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017
Soundtrack

John Wick become an instant cult classic after racking up 100M at the global box office and being a #1 rental. The soundtrack sold 40K copies worldwide thanks to a killer score from Tyler Bates and Joel J. Richard, (Guardians of the Galaxy), and a collection of original tracks. Bates returns for the sequel which once again includes a handful of original songs from Jerry Cantrell, (Allce in Chains), Nostalghia and Le Castle Vania.
Adrian Thompson, Marcus Farnsworth, John Talbot - E.J. Moeran: Folksong Arrangements (2015)

Adrian Thompson, Marcus Farnsworth, John Talbot - E.J. Moeran: Folksong Arrangements (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 65:41 | 279 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.571359

Ernest John Moeran was born in London but grew up in Norfolk and had strong ties with Ireland. While still a student at the Royal College of Music he was inspired by a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Norfolk Rhapsody that seemed “to breathe the very spirit of the English countryside”, and was soon collecting folksongs for himself. Moeran’s transcriptions were taken from English and Irish traditional singers with both rural and seafaring backgrounds, rescuing music and words both entertainingly earthy and sublimely beautiful which would otherwise have died with the artists who performed them.
Norbert J. (Enjott) Schneider - Stalingrad: Original Soundtrack (1992)

Norbert J. (Enjott) Schneider - Stalingrad: Original Soundtrack (1992)
Members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, direction: Enjott Schneider

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 236 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Polydor | # 517 757-2 | 00:48:25

This German battlefield drama, released on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the climactic 1943 defeat of the Nazi forces at Stalingrad in Russia, does not paint a pretty picture either of war itself or of the Germans fighting in that war. Out of hundreds of thousands of previously victorious German soldiers who took part in this most crucial battle of WWII, a mere six thousand ruined men survived. Today, the word "Stalingrad" is used by Germans to signify any particularly ruinous reversal or defeat. In the story, the lives of several German soldiers are followed as they are transformed from arrogant and victorious killers into demoralized cowards who will do anything at all in order to survive, usually without success. Due to a political climate of resurgent sympathy for the fascists at the time this film was made, is was particularly important to the filmmakers to show the soldiers as lacking any shred of military dignity or real courage. Thus, though this big budget, well-made film did well in Germany, its lack of any truly sympathetic characters made it less popular elsewhere.