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Zhu Xiao-Mei - J.S. Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2017)

Zhu Xiao-Mei - J.S. Bach: The French Suites, BWV 812-817
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 79:08 min | 184 MB
Label: Accentus Music | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2017

It is with children in mind that I recorded these French Suites, always having heartfelt simplicity and purity in their mind. Children see the world with hope, optimism, and cast in light much like Miró sees the world. I find a childlike purity in him, similar to what I hear in the French Suites. There is a quote by Miró that touches me enormously and makes me think a lot whenever I play, as it reflects something that may be the most difficult aspect of musical interpretation and of art in general: 'To gain freedom is to gain simplicity' - Zhu Xiao-Mei.

Murray Perahia - Bach: The French Suites (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 3, 2016
Murray Perahia - Bach: The French Suites (2016) [TR24][OF]

Murray Perahia - Bach: The French Suites
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 91:16 min | 1.51 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 39 | Rls.date: 2016

One of the world’s best-loved artists, and a longtime proponent of Bach on the modern piano, Murray Perahia has been hailed as one of the composer’s “most rewarding interpreters both live and on disc.” For his debut recording on Deutsche Grammophon, Perahia turns to the six French Suites – works that are at once delicate, profound, tender and joyful, and all suffused with the rhythmic vitality of the dance. Perahia produced a series of award-winning recordings of Bach's keyboard works in the late 1990s and since then Bach has become his bench mark. Bach’s French Suites are new to his recording catalogue. It is his first release in the past 5 years and first release for DG.
Andras Schiff - J.S. Bach: 6 French Suites, Italian Concerto, French Overture (1993) 2CD

András Schiff - J.S. Bach: 6 French Suites, Italian Concerto, French Overture (1993) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 558 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 386 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 433 313-2 DH2 | Time: 02:09:15

András Schiff is one of the best Bach players among Gould, Rosalyn Tureck and Wanda Landowska. On Schiff's French Suites, every part from every suite has a different color and gives you different feeling. Every harmony is taken to its end with care, and dynamic balance is always delightful to listen. Articulation of the notes is excellent, full of humour, and in some places you surely start to smile and you feel very happy when you listen to Schiff. He also plays the slow parts very deeply and warmly, which is for some artists a big problem when playing Bach. There are also Italian Concerto and French Overture on the CD's, played brilliantly, so this set is really worth buying. Recommended for everyone.

Longbowman vs Crossbowman: Hundred Years’ War 1337-1460 (Combat, 24)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Sept. 21, 2017
Longbowman vs Crossbowman: Hundred Years’ War 1337-1460 (Combat, 24)

Longbowman vs Crossbowman: Hundred Years’ War 1337-1460 (Combat 24) by David Campbell
English | May 23, 2017 | ISBN: 1472817613 | EPUB | 80 pages | 22.7 MB

Jonas Kaufmann - L'Opéra (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 15, 2017
Jonas Kaufmann - L'Opéra (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jonas Kaufmann - L'Opéra (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:58 minutes | 1.38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Jonas Kaufmann pays homage to a magnificent era of opera that defined musical splendor and elegance, in his new album of 19th-century French opera arias and duets.
Murray Perahia - Johann Sebastian Bach: The French Suites (2016) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Murray Perahia - Johann Sebastian Bach: The French Suites (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | RAR | 255 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

One of the piano's most lyrical contemporary proponents, Murray Perahia was born in New York City. After first sitting down at the piano at the age of four, he entered Mannes College at 17, later graduating with degrees in conducting and composition. At the same time, Perahia spent his summers in Marlboro, Vermont, collaborating with musicians including Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals and the members of the Budapest Quartet; he also studied with Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Upon winning the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1972, Perahia gave his first concert at the Aldeburgh Festival a year later, where he met and worked with Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, subsequently accompanying the latter in many lieder recitals. Perahia became co-artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival in 1981, a position he held for eight years; his recordings include the complete concertos of Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin.

VA - Tres Chic! More French Girl Singers Of The 1960s (2013)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Aug. 31, 2017
VA - Tres Chic! More French Girl Singers Of The 1960s (2013)

VA - Tres Chic! More French Girl Singers Of The 1960s (2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:01:00 | 325 Mb
Chanson, Pop, Rock, Pop Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Ace Records

Très Chic! is the sequel to C'est Chic!, the top-selling celebration of French girl singers of the 1960s released on our Ace International imprint a couple of years back. The collection spans the years 1964 to 1969 and is available in 24-track CD and 12-track deluxe vinyl album formats.Serge Gainsbourg, eminence grise of Gallic girl pop, is represented on the CD version via Attends Ou Va-T'en by France Gall, Comment Te Dire Adieu by Françoise Hardy, Au Risque De Te Deplaire by Marie-Blanche Vergne, Les Papillons Noirs by Michèle Arnaud and Sous Le Soleil Exactement by iconic singing actress Anna Karina. Other highlights include Tut, Tut, Tut, Tut, a cool French cover of US girl group the Lollipops' Busy Signal by Roger Vadim discovery Gillian Hills, and Jacqueline Taïeb's 7 AM, the rare English language version of her celebrated 7 Heures Du Matin. Hand-picked titles by Annie Philippe, Elsa, Violaine, Pussy Cat, Brigitte Bardot, Delphine, Liz Brady, Valérie Lagrange and Violaine complete the set. The accompanying 20-page booklet features an illustrated track commentary by Ace's in-house yé-yé fanatics Mick Patrick and Malcolm Baumgart.
Galatea Quartet - Belle Epoque - French Works for String Quartet (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Galatea Quartet - Belle Epoque - French Works for String Quartet (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:00 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

If albums can be judged by their covers then this intriguing release from the Zurich-based Galatea Quartet could be Record of the Year. And with typical creativity they don’t pair the venerable Debussy Quartet with its usual Ravel bedfellow, but instead throw in Milhaud’s First Quartet. And what a pleasant surprise it is, a work of real lyrical beauty and elegiac sensibility, until the vibrant finale whose darting rhythms and jack-in-the-box mood-swings so suits the playing style of this seriously engaging and altogether contemporary-sounding ensemble.
Philippe Jaroussky - Green: Mélodies françaises (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Philippe Jaroussky - Green: Mélodies françaises (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 111:27 minutes | 1.86 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In his second album of French song from the 19th and 20th centuries – following the ground-breaking Opium, released in 2009 – countertenor Philippe Jaroussky explores settings of poems by Paul Verlaine (1844-96). One of France’s most revered fin-de-siècle poets and a pioneer of the decadent and symbolist movements, Verlaine famously declared his philosophy in the first line of Art poétique in 1874: ‘De la musique avant toute chose’ – ‘music before all else.’ In his poetry, the sound and the shape of each line carries meaning and expression, adding resonance to the words, which often evoke a twilit world of ambiguous emotions.
Richard Galliano - New Jazz Musette (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Richard Galliano - New Jazz Musette (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 85:29 minutes | 1,68 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Already 30 years that his first album as a band leader, «Spleen», was released with the “New Musette” Quartet. Already 30 years that he restored the image of a so called old fashioned instrument, bound to play for Saturday nights ballrooms. Already 30 years that he is navigating in all kinds of musical styles, flirting with salsa, merging with tango, without losing his soul, deeply anchored in his French-Italian roots.