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Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Biondi - Handel: Jephtha (2011)

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Biondi - Handel: Jephtha (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:38:15 | 780 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1864

Jephtha (1752) was George Frederick Handel's final oratorio, and it was composed during a period of incipient blindness and declining health. Yet the composer's artistic powers were undiminished in this dramatization of the Biblical story, for the arias and choruses are as memorable as any from Handel's earlier works in the genre, including Messiah and Israel in Egypt.
Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, Ivor Bolton - Cesti: L'Orontea (2017)

Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, Ivor Bolton - Cesti: L'Orontea
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 175:21 min | 992 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 54 | Rls.date: 2017

The premiere von L’Orontea took place in 1656 in Innsbruck at the court of Archduke Ferdinand Karl, grandson of Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany, who at that time was the patron of the first attempts of the art form of opera in Florence. Alongside Francesco Cavalli's opera La Giasone, L’Orontea went down in history as the most successful opera of the late 17th century. On the occasion of the premiere in Frankfurt, the following could be read in Deutschlandradio Kultur (Natascha Pflaumbaum): "It is a scenic production that will remain in one's memory - not because the production in Frankfurt is so shameless and trashy. Instead, it reminds us of why Antonio Cesti's opera L'Orontea once belonged to the most beloved of all stage works. And it is well worth taking a look into the orchestra pit at this performance."

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - Rolf Wallin: Act (2007)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 10, 2017
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - Rolf Wallin: Act (2007)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - Rolf Wallin: Act (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:00:25 | 278 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 111802

Norwegian composer Rolf Wallin (born 1957) belongs to that school of Scandinavian composers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries who are grounded in the techniques of modernism, but who employ those techniques in music that's immensely and immediately appealing to broad audiences in the directness of its emotional reach and the attractiveness of its sound. The three pieces recorded here, an orchestral work, a percussion concerto and a concerto for six percussionists, reveal a composer with an extraordinarily colorful orchestrational palette, fine sense of large musical structure, and an elemental rhythmic vitality.

M - The Official Secrets Act (1980 Reissue) (2000)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 3, 2017
M - The Official Secrets Act (1980 Reissue) (2000)

M - The Official Secrets Act (1980 Reissue) (2000)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) - 383 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 148 MB | Covers Included | 58:01
Genre: Pop, New Wave | Label: Victor | Catalog: VICP-63738

It was hardly a surprise that the follow-up to M's debut album didn't contain a song as groundbreaking as "Pop Muzik" – or a tune that was anywhere near as big a hit as his one and only global chart-topper. Instead of trying to duplicate that near-perfect slice of electro, M (aka Robin Scott) veered off in several directions, exploring a slightly rockier sound as well as a fair amount of experimental noodling.

ANSYS Customization Tools (ACT) 18.0-18.1  Software

Posted by scutter at May 23, 2017
ANSYS Customization Tools (ACT) 18.0-18.1

ANSYS Customization Tools (ACT) 18.0-18.1 | 645.3 mb

ANSYS, Inc. announced the availability of updated version special software, ACT (ANSYS Customization Toolkit) for ANSYS 18.0-18.1, is a package of tools that enable users to customize ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS DesignModeler and ANSYS DesignXplorer.

Ulf & Eric Wakenius - Father And Son (2017) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 14, 2017
Ulf & Eric Wakenius - Father And Son (2017) {ACT}

Ulf & Eric Wakenius - Father And Son (2017) {ACT}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 292MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Acoustic Guitar Jazz

The two guitarists take the opportunity on “Father And Son” to explore and to exploit these multiple possibilities to the full: “Irish Vagabond” combines full-on Irish folk music with Arabic elements. “Mistral” is rhythmically punchy, almost like a rock tune, and also has echoes of Al Di Meola. In this tune Ulf Wakenius recounts an experience he had while on tour with Youn Sun Nah. At the Avignon Festival, a powerful wind from the South “almost blew me off the stage, so I decided to write a song about it.” Their “Eleanor Rigby” is captivating; as they honour the Beatles, they achieve a sonority remarkably close to a string quartet. “Paco’s Delight” pays tribute to the unforgettable Paco de Lucía, but their Spanish flamenco technique is also imbued with the buoyancy and verve of Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club swing.
Nathalie Stutzmann, Philippe Jaroussky, Orfeo 55 - Handel: Heroes from the Shadows (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Nathalie Stutzmann, Philippe Jaroussky, Orfeo 55 - Handel: Heroes from the Shadows (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:20 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Heroes from the Shadows makes stars of the unfairly overlooked roles – from Arsamene to Zenobia – who sing Handel’s hidden operatic jewels: Cornelia from Giulio Cesare (‘Son nata’ in duet with star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as her guest), Dardano’s stately ‘Pena tiranna’ from Amadigi di Gaula, and the sublime, intimate ‘Senti, bell’idol mio’ sung by Claudio in Silla. Stutzmann conducts her superb musicians playing on Baroque instruments, while singing some of Handel’s most virtuosic arias, all with a rare mastery of both arts – neither one in the shadow of the other.
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Handel: Esther (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Handel: Esther (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 99:24 minutes | 1.91 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Dunedin Consort has established a reputation as the finest single-part period performance choir currently performing. In 2011 Gramophone named the Dunedin Consort the 11th Greatest Choir in recognition of its triple focus upon artistic revitalisation of over-familiar great works, meticulous musicological enquiry and the audiophile integrity of Linn Records' production values. The multi-award-winning Dunedin Consort has won praise for the natural style of its soloists (an authoritative bass and a superb contralto-The Guardian) and renown for the virtuosity of its singers. The Dunedin Consort has performed at music festivals in Scotland - including the Edinburgh International Festival and broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Scotland.

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 17, 2017
V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)
Classical, 20th century | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,68 Gb
Label: EMI Classics

This Collector's Edition presents a challenge to reviewers. There's so much of it. I could never do it any sort of justice if I approached this as if reviewing a smaller set. This, after all, comprises 37 CDs. As it is all I have been able to do is to sample, reminisce about known recordings and write around the subject. With this caveat stated, let's make a start.
There are three principal strands of Britten recordings. These are broadly tied into and defined by record companies, artists and eras. First we have Britten recording Britten for Decca.
Nils Landgren & Esbjoern Svensson - Swedish Folk Modern (2004) {ACT 9428-2}

Nils Landgren & Esbjoern Svensson - Swedish Folk Modern (2004) {ACT 9428-2}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 ACT Music | ACT 9428-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Folk Jazz / Trombone / Piano

Swedish Folk Modern first appeared in 1998 and was the first duo collaboration between Nils Landgren and Esbjörn Svensson. At the time the well-known German jazz journalist and pianist Michael Naura wrote: "Don’t ignore the CD Swedish Folk Modern, with first class Swedish improvisers Nils Landgren (trombone) and Esbjörn Svensson (piano). At last something beautiful after all the rubbish which is appearing on the market. This CD release became a worldwide success and was followed by the CD Layers Of Light (ACT 9281-2) in 2001.