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Posted by Garina at Feb. 10, 2009
Fats Waller - London Sessions 1938-1939

Fats Waller - London Sessions 1938-1939
Flac & MP3, 320 kbps | 244.6 MB & 161.2 MB | Covers – 13 MB | Label: EMI / Jazztime
Total time: 75:15
Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:29 minutes | 1,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This solo release from Elizabeth Joy Roe and the London Symphony Orchestra under Emil Tabakov couples two of the 20th century’s greatest piano concertos by Britten and Barber. Roe has been performing both works since a student at Julliard and has extensively studied the intriguing parallels between the two composers. The programme is completed with solo piano nocturnes by each composer: Britten’s Night Piece and Barber’s Nocturne, Homage to John Field, widely considered the father of the nocturne.
David Aaron Carpenter - Motherland (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

David Aaron Carpenter - Motherland (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 154:35 minutes | 2.73 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For his second Warner Classics album, David Aaron Carpenter - "a star violist" in the words of the Los Angeles Times - brings together concertos by Dvořák, Bartók, Walton and a dance cycle by contemporary composer Alexey Shor. Carpenter identifies a connecting theme of "a longing for the homeland … a reverence for native musical folk tunes and language." He is accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under three distinguished conductors: Kazushi Ono, Vladimir Jurowski and David Parry.
London Symphony Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 - Symphonic Dances (2018) [24-96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 - Symphonic Dances (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 214:51 minutes | 4.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This highly anticipated album-set brings together Valery Gergiev's acclaimed cycle of the complete Rachmaninov symphonies. He leads the London Symphony Orchestra in performances recorded between 2008 and 2015. These masterful accounts are accompanied by his Symphonic Dances and and two symphonic poems by Mily Balakirev that echo the luxurious textures present throughout Rachmaninov's music.
London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Aaron Carpenter - Motherland (2018)

London Philharmonic Orchestra & David Aaron Carpenter - Motherland (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 02:34:49 | 749 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Viola player David Aaron Carpenter brings together works united by their composers’ longing for home. Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, deftly arranged for viola by Carpenter himself, and Bartók’s desolate Viola Concerto are each influenced by Eastern European folk song—both composers lived in the U.S. as they wrote their masterpieces, dreaming of their motherlands. Walton’s sweetly melancholic Viola Concerto has an unsettled feeling, while Alexey Shor, now a U.S. resident, recalls his native Kiev with music of great emotional depth and character. Carpenter’s flawless playing is the perfect vehicle for this rich, varied program.
VA - Night Comes Down: 60 British Mod, R&B, Freakbeat & Swinging London Nuggets (2017)

VA - Night Comes Down: 60 British Mod, R&B, Freakbeat & Swinging London Nuggets (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3:56:12 | 572 Mb
Genre: RnB, Funk, Soul, 60s, Rock, Blues / Label: Cherry Red Record

NIGHT COMES DOWN continues RPM’s ongoing pedigree in creating bespoke Sixties compilations of rare British music aimed at discerning collectors. Many tracks make their official debut on CD, including rarities by The Gnomes Of Zurich, Kevin ‘King’ Lear, Dominic Grant, The Shadrocks, The Reaction, Al Saxon, The Hammers, etc. In addition, ‘Cypress’ by The Truth is a previously unissued variant of Donovan’s ‘Hey Gyp’. Familiar names The Spencer Davis Group, Laurel Aitken, The Moody Blues, Arthur Brown are joined by cult favourites John’s Children, Mickey Finn, The Bo Street Runners and relative unknowns Five’s Company, The Second Thoughts.
London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2011)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Pritchard - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:07:12 | 901 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Glyndebourne Enterprises | Catalog: GFOCD 010-65

This recording of Der Rosenkavalier captures the intimacy of the Glyndebourne opera house preserving what is, without doubt, an engrossing performance with notable contributions from key soloists at poignant stages of their careers. This 1965 production, first staged by Glyndebourne in 1959, was not without its casting complications. Baron Ochs was to be Manfred Jungwirth but only sang two performances due to ill health and was replaced by Otto Edelmann.
Duke Ellington - The Great Concerts (London & New York 1963-1964) (2CD) (2009)

Duke Ellington - The Great Concerts (London & New York 1963-1964) (2CD) (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 361.62 Mb + 223.23 Mb + 22.18 Mb (Scans) | 66:40 + 49:16
Swing, Big Band | Country: USA | Label: Wyastone Estate Limited / Nimbus Records - NI 2704-5

From the brief few words welcoming the Ellington band to London in February 1964 – spoken unmistakably by Steve Race – we are in for an exciting aural ride. We are also, so far as I’m aware, in for an audio representation of the Jazz 625 filmed-for-broadcast concert that Ellington gave for the BBC, though this is not mentioned in the booklet.
Maria Callas - Mad Scenes from Anna Bolena, Hamlet & Il Pirata (1959/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-UP

Maria Callas - Mad Scenes from Anna Bolena, Hamlet & Il Pirata (1959) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:30 minutes | 993 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklets

Callas did not make complete recordings of Donizetti's Anna Bolena and Bellini's Il pirata, though, as the queen of La Scala, she enjoyed triumphs in both roles in 1957-1958. The vocally and dramatically demanding final scenes of both operas feature in this recital with Ophélie's mad scene from Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet, another coloratura extravaganza. When this recital first appeared in 1959, Gramophone wrote: 'This is a most remarkable record, not only for its material… but for its astonishing vividness and dramatic poetry… It has been a thing of much wonder for me'.
Charles Medlam, London Baroque - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, 3 Sonates pour flute a bec et basse continue (1998)

Charles Medlam, London Baroque - Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, 3 Sonates pour flûte à bec et basse continue (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 490 Mb | Total time: 106:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1901253.54 | Recorded: 1986

"…[The] 'Serenata a tre'…is brimming with energy and melodic invention, every aria a delight. The three singers give sparkling performances and London Baroque dispatches the brightly variegated score with much aplomb…"
–BBC Music