4 Choral Songs Op. 53

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.
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!
Bergen Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:00 | 179 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This is the eagerly awaited final volume in our historic series of Vaughan Williams’s Symphonies, started about twenty-five years ago by the late Richard Hickox, and recently continued by that other expert in British repertoire, Sir Andrew Davis.
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.
The Unthanks - Diversions, Vol. 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake (2017)

The Unthanks - Diversions, Vol. 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake
Folk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:35 min | 118 MB
Label: Cadiz Music Ltd | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

A wistful mother makes some simple home recordings in her family sitting room during the 1950s. Little could she have known that decades later, a daughter would become a successful actress, and her son one of the most poetic and influential songwriters ever. Less still, that more than sixty years later, the dust would be blown off her song collection, firstly in 2013 with the release of her own recordings, and now by The Unthanks, who believe her work is extraordinary enough to rank alongside and independently of her brilliant son, Nick Drake.
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.
Charles Koechlin - Sonate pour piano et alto op.53 - Paysages et marines (1990)

Charles Koechlin - Sonate pour piano et alto op.53 - Paysages et marines (1990)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 157 Mb
Classical | Accord 201092