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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.
Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Retrospective - The Very Best Of E.S.T. (2009) {ACT Music 9021-2}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Retrospective - The Very Best Of E.S.T. (2009) {ACT Music 9021-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 453 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 45 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 ACT Music | 9021-2
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

Despite the fact that 2008’ Leucocyte, would be the Esbjörn Svensson Trio's final album due to the tragic scuba diving accident that killed Svensson, this was a band that had traversed such wide musical territory they deserved a retrospective treatment simply to sum up what had transpired between the release of 1993’s When Everyone Has Gone and that premature finale. While this 70-minute single disc doesn’t contain any unreleased material, or pre-1999 material (in favor of presenting the trio’s fully developed aesthetic), it is beautifully compiled.
VA - George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (1956/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

VA - George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (1956/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 106:52 minutes | 1,2 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

George Gershwin's folk opera got this jazz treatment for the very first time in 1956 starring Mel Tormé as Porgy and Frances Faye as Bess. Bethlehem Records put nearly their entire roster of vocalists and musicians in the studio to cut this all-star session. The singers are backed up by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Stan Levey Group, the Australian Jazz Quintet (with Herbie Mann on flute) and the Bethlehem Orchestra conducted by Russ Garcia.
Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez & Plácido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez & Plácido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 118:10 minutes | 2.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Puccini’s Manon Lescaut with Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Coro de la Generalitat Valenciana and conductor Plácido Domingo is the dark story of love, betrayal, jealousy and death. Manon calls for dramatic, forceful performances and gets the full treatment here in this new studio recording.
California Guitar Trio - An Opening Act: On Tour With King Crimson (1999)

California Guitar Trio - An Opening Act: On Tour With King Crimson (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Acoustic, Prog-Rock, Neo-Classical | Label: Discipline | # DGM9910 | 00:40:47

Fast and fanciful, this classic recording features live tracks from the California Guitar Trio during 1995 when they were the opening act for Progressive Rock legends King Crimson. This release features a wide array of classic CGT tunes performed live.
Gustavo Dudamel - Adams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Gustavo Dudamel - Adams: The Gospel According To The Other Mary (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 132:45 minutes | 2.37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary, first performed in 2012 in Los Angeles, is something of an expansion on the composer's El Niño, a Passion story adorned with a variety of contemporary themes and musical materials. Like the earlier work, it features a libretto by longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars, and it may be sung on-stage as an oratorio or presented as an opera. Mary Magdalene is indeed a central figure in the work, but actually it is more than the trick perspective the title might imply; as with El Niño Sellars incorporates such devices as set pieces featuring poetry by other writers (this time poet Louise Erdrich plays the central role).
Julie Boulianne - Alma Oppressa - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Julie Boulianne - Alma Oppressa - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 58:45 min | 2.13 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Analekta | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The characters brought to life in the Baroque-era operas of great composers such as Handel and Vivaldi – protagonists whose passions, loves, misfortunes, hopes, and longings unfold before us on stage – are, in reality, musical depictions of the myriad journeys experienced by the human soul.

Julie Boulianne - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 31, 2017
Julie Boulianne - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias (2017)

Julie Boulianne - Vivaldi & Handel: Arias
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:45 min | 287 MB
Label: Analekta | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

La mezzo-soprano québécoise Julie Boulianne, que les auditeurs français ont pu récemment entendre à Paris, Toulouse, Avignon, Limoges, Reims, Tours ou Nantes, et qui a fait voici quelques années ses débuts remarqués au MET de New York, nous propose un beau florilège d’aires de Haendel et Vivaldi, choisi parmi les héroïnes les plus tourmentées – d’où le titre de l’album, Alma opressa.