American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Yuri Kasparov  - His Music performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble

Yuri Kasparov - His Music performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 266 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1992 | Label: Olympia

Yuri Sergeyevich Kasparov (born 1955) is a Russian composer, music teacher and a professor at the Moscow Conservatory where he had studied for his doctorate under Edison Denisov. Under the patronage of Denisov, he founded the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble in 1990 and is its Artistic Director.
He is the chairman of the Russian section of the International Society for Contemporary Music.
On this CD his music performed by the ensemble he has founded.
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble - works by Shoot, Gagnidze, Gubaidulina and Kasparov (c. Valeri Popov)

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble - works by Shoot, Gagnidze, Gubaidulina and Kasparov (c. Valeri Popov)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | SCANS | 1 CD | 228 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1993 | Label: Olympia

The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Moscow Ensemble) was founded in March, 1990, by composer Yuri Kasparov under patronage of the famous Russian composer Edison Denisov. The aim of the Ensemble’s creative activities is to broadly promote Russian 20th and 21st centuries music abroad and contemporary Western music in this country. This is Russia’s leading ensemble of soloists, specializing in performing music of the 20th and 21st centuries. It includes the best Russian soloists – virtuosos.
On this CD they present chamber works by Vladislav Shoot, Merab Gagnidze, Sofia Gubaidulina and Yuri Kasparov
The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)

The Nash Ensemble - American Chamber Music: Herrmann, Gershwin, Waxman, Copland (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68094 | Time: 01:15:36

This programme features concert music by composers who also wrote film scores for Hollywood. While this was just one string to the considerable bows of Gershwin and Copland, Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman are best known for their music for Hitchcock films (Vertigo, North by Northwest, Marnie and Psycho for Herrmann; and Rebecca and The Paradine Case for Waxman). Centre stage is Gershwin’s Song-book, arranged by the composer for solo piano in order to present the songs ‘as George Gershwin plays them himself’.
Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - The Country Hits (2008) {Ace Records CDCHD 1185 rec 1953-63}

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - The Country Hits (2008) {Ace Records CDCHD 1185 rec 1953-63}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 391 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 169 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 38 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1953-63, 2008 Ace Records | CDCHD 1185
Country / Classic Country / Country Folk

Here at Ace Towers we usually have a pretty realistic advance idea of how many copies we’re likely to sell of any CD that we release. But once in a while we put out something that catches the public imagination in a manner that exceeds our expectations in terms of sales and acclaim. Such was the case with our “Special Country Edition” of our “Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll” series, which has already sold almost twice as many copies as we initially anticipated, and which is still selling strongly six years on from its initial release.
Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1469 rec 1955-63}

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1469 rec 1955-63}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 347 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 167 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 91 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955-63, 2016 Ace Records | CDCHD 1469
Country / Classic Country / Country Folk

Ace’s flagship “Golden Age” series continues to be among our best selling and most highly respected releases. After a short hiatus, we’re pleased to announce this new volume featuring 28 country recordings that made the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1963. As “More Country Hits” is in the “Golden Age Of American Popular Music” series, the content is more melodic overall than a “Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll” edition might be. Nevertheless, there’s a generous helping of up-tempo hillbilly and borderline rockabilly among the straight-ahead country to give listeners a bit of light and shade. As usual, the CD comes with a generously illustrated and copiously annotated booklet.
The Power and Value of Music : Its Effect and Ethos in Classical Authors and Contemporary Music Theory

The Power and Value of Music :
Its Effect and Ethos in Classical Authors and Contemporary Music Theory

by Andreas Kramarz
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1433133784 | 639 Pages | True PDF | 3.31 MB

Nobody doubts that music has a special, somewhat mysterious power. Less clear is how we can evaluate that power.

A Century of American Popular Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by alt_f4 at Dec. 1, 2016
A Century of American Popular Music

A Century of American Popular Music: 2000 Best-Loved and Remembered Songs (1899-1999) by David A. Jasen
English | May 3, 2002 | ISBN: 0415937000 | 330 Pages | PDF | 15 MB

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
John Lewis - Jazz Abstractions: John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}

John Lewis - Jazz Abstractions: John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 206 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27208 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Although John Lewis is listed as the leader (this album's alternate title is "John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music"), the pianist does not actually appear on this record and only contributed one piece ("Django"). On what is very much a Gunther Schuller project, Schuller composed "Abstraction" and was responsible for the adventurous three-part "Variants on a Theme of John Lewis (Django)" and the four-part "Variants on a Theme of Thelonious Monk (Criss-Cross)"; Jim Hall contributed "Piece for Guitar & Strings."

American Popular Music: Folk [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Oct. 12, 2016
American Popular Music: Folk  [Repost]

American Popular Music: Folk by Richard Carlin
English | 30 May 2006 | ISBN: 0816053138 | 304 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

American popular music reflects a rich cultural diversity. From Aaron Copland to Miles Davis to Elvis Presley to Muddy Waters, the United States has produced some of the most influential and beloved musicians and performers of the 20th century.

American Popular Music: Country  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Oct. 1, 2016
American Popular Music: Country

American Popular Music: Country by Richard Carlin
English | 30 July 2006 | ISBN: 081605312X | 304 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

American popular music reflects a rich cultural diversity. From Aaron Copland to Miles Davis to Elvis Presley to Muddy Waters, the United States has produced some of the most influential and beloved musicians and performers of the 20th century.