4 Choral Songs Op. 53

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003)

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003)
All-Union Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kurt Sanderling
USSR State Russian Chorus, Artistic Director Alexander Sveshnikov

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00732 | Time: 01:19:37

This live Appassionata, from a Moscow recital of 1959, is one of the most thrilling piano performances ever recorded. Sviatoslav Richter fills every moment of the first movement with intense drama, creates the illusion of total repose in the central variations, and then takes off in the finale with an exhibition of musical virtuosity and ever-increasing tension that becomes almost unbearably intense (and unbelievably fast and accurate). The studio Pathétique is quite fine, and the Fantasy (sung in Russian!) well performed by all but still rather quaint in its effect. But don't miss that Appassionata!
Ilmo Ranta, Jan Söderblom & Hedvig Paulig - Erkki: Songs to Swedish Texts (2018)

Ilmo Ranta, Jan Söderblom & Hedvig Paulig - Erkki: Songs to Swedish Texts (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 203 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 22 | Time: 53:15 min

The Finnish composer Erkki Melartin (18751937) wrote around 250 art-songs, often grouping settings of different languages and different dates into unrelated and sometimes untitled opus numbers. But what might be a nightmare for the musicologist is a treasure trove for the enthusiast for Nordic song, as this recital of some of the best of Melartins Swedish settings will prove, with music that often sounds rather like Sibelius tinged with French Impressionism.
Irina Chukovskaya - Schumann: Intermezzo, Op. 4, Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 & 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 32 (2017)

Irina Chukovskaya - Schumann: Intermezzo, Op. 4, Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 & 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 32 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:59 | 140 MB
Label: DUX

The world of Robert Schumann occupies a notable place in the space of European Romanticism. His sstyle is distinguished by dedicating special attention to the nuances of spiritual life. “To send light into the darkness of men’s heart- such is the duty of the artist!”- that Schumann’s aphorism may be a motto of all his works. It is particularly the pieces composed in the 1830s that are most emotional, a part of which is presented on the album performed by famous Russian pianist Irina Petrova Chukovskaya. Irina Vladimirovna Petrova-Chukovskaya has had a long artistic path, typical for talented children in the USSR.
Antonio Pappano & Ian Bostridge - Shakespeare Songs (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Antonio Pappano & Ian Bostridge - Shakespeare Songs (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:39 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Grammy Award-winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.

Paul McCreesh & Gabrieli - Silence & Music (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 9, 2017
Paul McCreesh & Gabrieli - Silence & Music (2017)

Paul McCreesh & Gabrieli - Silence & Music (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:39 | 155 MB
Label: Signum Records

This programme explores that vast twentieth-century secular English choral repertoire which goes under the generic title ‘partsongs’. It is an extraordinarily rich repertoire to which almost all the famous composers contributed. Buried amongst vast quantities of slightly twee pastoralism – the much-derided “cow-pat” school – are to be found many settings of glorious poetry, forming a corpus of sublime twentieth-century madrigals at least as fine as their famous renaissance forebears. However, this programme has another particular theme: how poets and composers reflect upon the natural world as a metaphor for our own emotional experience. At the heart of this programme is the complex relationship between man and nature, the bitter-sweetness of a radiant and beautiful dawn creating the same unbearable sadness of a ravishing song, and both with intimations of mortality.
Thibaut Lenaerts & Philippe Riga - Gabriel Fauré: Songs & Mélodies (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thibaut Lenaerts & Philippe Riga - Gabriel Fauré: Songs & Mélodies (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:01 minutes | 898 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Although a great specialist of 17th and 18th century repertories, the tenor Thibaut Lenaerts has chosen for his first solo disc to plunge into the world of Gabriel Fauré’s songs, accompanied by Philippe Riga and the soft, warm tones of a magnificent 1873 Erard piano. An alchemy of colours that promises a superb recital, imbued with a sense of irresistible nostalgia for both performer and listener.
Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)

Evgeny Kissin - Chopin: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2, Polonaise Op.53 (1992)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:55 | 241 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: BG2 63535

This selection received a Grammy nomination for "Best Classical Album" and "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)." The comparative simplicity of Chopin's Op. 28 Preludes (when placed against his Etudes, for example) and their status as "miniatures" often hide the fact that they are, in fact, extremely demanding pieces, especially in interpretation. These works, probably written in homage to Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Well-Tempered Clavier,' have been the eminent domain of such great pianists as Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz and Claudio Arrau. The Preludes now belong to young Evgeny Kissin.
Olari Elts - Glanert: 4 Präludien und Ernste Gesänge & Weites Land - Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1 (2017)

Olari Elts - Glanert: 4 Präludien und Ernste Gesänge & Weites Land - Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1
Classical, Chamber Music, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:02 min | 243 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

This Ondine recording includes a fascinating programme: Luciano Berio’s (1925–2003) iconic adaptation of Johannes Brahms’ (1833–1897) Clarinet Sonata No. 1 combined with Detlev Glanert’s (b.1960) recent arrangement of Brahms’ late vocal masterpiece, Four Serious Songs. Also included is Glanert’s new orchestral work Weites Land (2013) written in the spirit of Brahms. This disc includes as its soloists award-winning clarinetist Kari Kriikku and German baritone Michael Nagy. This is the second Ondine release of Estonian conductor Olari Elts together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Play By Ear Level 4: Play Songs By Ear with 3 Chords-Any Key  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by C2U at June 19, 2015
Play By Ear Level 4: Play Songs By Ear with 3 Chords-Any Key

Play By Ear Level 4: Play Songs By Ear with 3 Chords-Any Key
3 Hours | Video: AVC (.MP4) 1280x720 30fps | Audio: AAC 44.1KHz 2ch | 262 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Have fun playing songs in the Singing Key Range (C, D, F, G, Bb, Db), so that people sing along in parties & love you
Christine Brewer - Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod / Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, 4 Last Songs (2006)

Christine Brewer - Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod / Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, 4 Last Songs
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Donald Runnicles
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 252 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Telarc # CD-80661 | Country/Year: US 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Songs, Vocal

…Nowhere is this overindulgence as exciting but in his rendering here of Strauss' Death and Transfiguration. Charged with energy, depth, and intellect, this is one of the finest modern-day accounts of this work ever recorded. Telarc's sound is naturally clear and deep, which makes for a riveting compact disc all the way around. If you aren't familiar with Runnicles or his work, you deserve to know both him and it. This recording is not to be missed.