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Fats Waller - London Sessions 1938-1939  Music

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
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:27 minutes | 1,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A Winged Victory for the Sullen is a collaboration between Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie and pianist Dustin O'Halloran. Their score for Wayne McGregor's ATOMOS recasts the elegant sound of their 2011 debut for McGregor's purposes, with pensive melancholy shading into physical menace. Wayne McGregor has great taste in ambient music. I saw his piece FAR a couple years ago, and hearing Ben Frost's delicate yet concussive score, then unreleased, was as rich a part of the experience as watching the dance. McGregor has also commissioned music from the likes of Max Richter (Sum and Infra) and Ólafur Arnalds (Dyad 1909), and you can add to that list A Winged Victory for the Sullen, a collaboration between Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie and pianist Dustin O'Halloran. Their score for ATOMOS recasts the elegant sound of their 2011 debut for McGregor's purposes, with pensive melancholy shading into physical menace.

Nektar - Recycled (1975) 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip  Vinyl & HR

Posted by son-of-albion at Feb. 20, 2012
Nektar - Recycled (1975) 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip

Nektar - Recycled (1975)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 849mb
FilePost, Rapidshare | Progressive Rock | 1977 UK LP | Decca SKL-R 5250

This is the Nektar album that stands apart from the rest and breaks through into the realm of classics. Flowing concept-style albums don’t get much better than this.
London Symphony Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (2010/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (2010/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:53 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The first release in Valery Gergiev s Rachmaninov symphony cycle features a magnificent performance of the Symphony No.2, recorded in September 2008 at the Barbican. This vast work was composed when Rachmaninov was at the pinnacle of his careers as composer, pianist and conductor. Filled with emotion and brimming with beautiful melodies, it is a masterpiece and the epitome of the Romantic symphony. The recording features the complete version of the symphony and will be followed in future years by the first and third symphonies as well as the Symphonic Dances.
Sonia Leigh - Live in London: Studio 3 Sessions (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sonia Leigh - Live in London: Studio 3 Sessions (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:20 minutes | 944 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Sonia Leigh is set to release her full-length live album on 15th June, 2018, paralleling her summer UK festival performances Sonia Leigh moved around frequently throughout her childhood, spending time in five states across the Bible Belt and Midwest. This filled her early life with changing scenery and half-packed moving boxes. Throughout, though, music remained a constant presence. "Growing up, my dad played music," Sonia told Curve magazine, "He was a writer, and I'd listen to his songs that he wrote and I'd steal his guitar. As soon as I learned a few chords and I could change them fast enough, I started writing songs too."
The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 (2013) (Repost)

The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 133:35 | 684 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67955

The calling card here is the use of an Amsterdam edition of Haydn's Op. 33 string quartets that reverses the order of some of the inner movements. It's never made clear why this edition should get priority over the dozens of others that circulated around Europe, with and without Haydn's consent, but so be it; there are some tempo novelties here that shed some light on how Haydn's music was received, at least in some quarters. There the good news ends.
Emma Kirkby, The Romantic Chamber Group of London - Amy Beach: Chanson d'amour (2002)

Amy Beach - Chanson d'amour (2002)
Emma Kirkby, soprano; The Romantic Chamber Group of London

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1245 | Time: 01:05:45

Emma Kirkby, doyenne of the Early Music scene, here shows that she's just as comfortable in music of a more recent vintage. Amy Beach was a woman ahead of her time, performing as solo pianist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra by the age of 18. The same year (1885), she married Henry Beach and, no longer able to perform publicly (it would have gone against her social status), she instead settled down to composing. And delightful stuff it is, too, as Kirkby and friends demonstrate in this charming recital. A number of the songs add violin, cello, or both to the piano and voice combination. "Ecstasy," for instance, has a most effective violin part that is an ideal foil to the purity of Kirkby's voice. Other highlights include the Schumannesque Browning Songs and the amiable Shakespeare Songs (the last of which, "Fairy Lullaby," is irresistible). The final item here, "Elle et moi," is an upbeat little number that suits Kirkby's lithe soprano to perfection. Occasionally, in some of the more lushly textured songs, such as "A Mirage" and "Stella Viatoris," perhaps a fuller voice would have been preferable, but then sample "Chanson d'amour" (written when Beach was only 21 and with a wonderful cello part in addition to the piano) and try to imagine it being better sung. The purely instrumental items are played with unfailing sensitivity and elegance. The Romance is straight out of the salon, while the much later Piano Trio (though actually based on early material) packs plenty of emotion and variety into its 14 minutes. The recording is exemplary, as are the concise notes and texts and translations.
John Georgiadis, The London Virtuosi, Anthony Camden - Albinoni: Oboe Concerti (2000)

John Georgiadis, The London Virtuosi, Anthony Camden - Albinoni: Oboe Concerti (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 875 Mb | Total time: 64:05+58:27+52:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.503050 | Recorded: 1992, 1994

The London Virtuosi use modern instruments, but their playing is fresh and refined and the digital recording is natural and beautifully balanced. The calibre of Anthony Camden’s solo contribution is readily shown in slow movements, matched by Georgiadis’s rapt, sensitive accompaniments. On the first disc Camden’s excellent colleague is Julia Girdwood, but for the two other collections Alison Alty takes over, and the partnership seems even more felicitous, with the two instruments blended quite perfectly. Also included is a Sinfonia arranged by Camden a Sinfonia concertante. This series can be strongly recommended on all counts.
–Penguin Guide
London Baroque - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces de clavecin en concerts (2003)

London Baroque - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concerts (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 425 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1385 | Time: 01:07:00

Vivaldi, Handel, Purcel, J.S. Bach and now Rameau: London Baroque is proceeding through the Baroque Masters at an impressive pace. After acclaimed recordings of the Fantazias of Purcell and Bach's trio sonatas the turn has come to Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts, Jean-Philippe Rameau's important collection of chamber music works. The title (Concert pieces for harpsichord) is actually misleading, for although the harpsichord does play an important role throughout, the violin and viola da gamba are indispensable. Here London Baroque members Ingrid Seifert, Charles Medlam and Terence Charlston again prove their almost uncanny ability to play as one. Being mainly famous for his operas and stage works, Rameau in his Pièces has created a series of character pieces of which many are portraits of friends and acquaintances of the composer. Among the titles are the names and colleagues such as Marais and Forqueray but there is also a delightful self-portrait in La Rameau. A kaleidoscopic journey through the artistic circles of Paris in 1740, which can only be recommended.

Ray Chen - The Golden Age (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at June 8, 2018
Ray Chen - The Golden Age (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ray Chen - The Golden Age (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:58 minutes | 986 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

One of today’s most charismatic young violinists, Ray Chen, reveals his early-awaited new album The Golden Age – a thrilling collection of chamber and orchestral works. The album, set to release on June 8 via Decca Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, arrives as his first from Decca Classics since signing to the label last year.