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Emily Beynon, BBC SO, Vernon Handley - John McCabe: Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)

John McCabe - Symphony No.4 'Of Time and the River'; Flute Concerto (1999)
Emily Beynon, flute; BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67089 | Time: 00:56:34

First recordings of two powerful works from the pen of one of our major composers, John McCabe, who is celebrating his sixtieth birthday this year. Of Time and the River (the title is taken from Thomas Wolfe's novel) is actually the published title of McCabe's Fourth Symphony, written in 1993/4 to a commission by the BBC. The Flute Concerto was written for James Galway in 1989/90 and he gave the first performance of it in 1990 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra who commissioned the work. Here it is played by the outstanding young flautist Emily Beynon in her first recording for Hyperion.
Ken Peplowski - A Tribute to Benny Goodman with the BBC Big Band (2001)

Ken Peplowski - A Tribute to Benny Goodman with the BBC Big Band (2001)
MP3 320Kbs CBR - 149 MB | SCANS 5 MB | + 3% Recovery
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Chandos Records | Catalogue No: CHAN 9927
Wupload & Filesonic

Peplowski's outstanding solos and his ability to get the most out of this very well rehearsed large ensemble assure that the essence of these time tested charts comes through.

Stanley Black & London Festival Orchestra and Chorus (1966)  Music

Posted by Melaron at Jan. 13, 2013
Stanley Black & London Festival Orchestra and Chorus (1966)

Stanley Black & London Festival Orchestra and Chorus (1966)
1 LP | time: 39 m 45 s | HQ scans 300 dpi | tags | MP3 320 CBR > 96,60 MB
Easy Listening, Folk, World / Label: Decca 4 Fases PFS 4084 / Uploaded, Depositfiles

Album performed by pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Solomon Schwartz (London, 1913-2002), aka 'Stanley Black', leading the London Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Black was one of the most famous, prolific and eclectic conductors during postwar at Britain. He went through several orchestras and bands, worked with British and American jazz musicians, conducted the orchestra of the RAF during the Second World War, he became director of the BBC Orchestra, was highly acclaimed in radio and television and later went on to record for Decca label full time. Stanley Black made an outstanding contribution to film music, he composed scores for over 200 films and music in general rushing almost all musical genres.

BBC - Leningrad and the Orchestra that Defied Hitler (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 4, 2016
BBC - Leningrad and the Orchestra that Defied Hitler (2015)

BBC - Leningrad and the Orchestra that Defied Hitler (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2197 Kbps | 1h 28mn | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.43 GiB
Genre: Documentary

In August 1942, a concert took place in Leningrad that defies belief. A year earlier, the Germans had begun the deadliest siege in history which would kill three quarters of a million civilians. In the midst of the terror, a group of starving musicians assembled to perform Shostakovich's 7th Symphony in what would become a defiant moment in the city's ultimate survival. Historian Amanda Vickery and BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service reveal the extraordinary story of triumph of the human spirit over unspeakable terror. Amanda shows how Leningrad was simultaneously persecuted by Stalin and Hitler, the 'twin monsters' of the 20th century. Meeting with siege survivors and uncovering diaries and photographs, she reveals the reality of life in Leningrad as it literally starved to death. Meanwhile, Tom explores the thin line walked by Dmitri Shostakovich as the composer came perilously close to becoming a victim of Stalin's paranoia, and reveals how, as Leningrad starved, his 7th Symphony was performed around the world, uniting audiences against a common enemy before finally returning to the city.

BBC - Congo Calling: An African Orchestra in Britain (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 28, 2014
BBC - Congo Calling: An African Orchestra in Britain (2014)

BBC - Congo Calling: An African Orchestra in Britain (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3485 Kbps | 59mn 9s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.52 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Documentary following the inspirational Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste and choir as they make their debut visit to the UK. It captures the latest step in an extraordinary odyssey for the world's first all-black orchestra, formed 20 years ago from a group of self-taught church musicians in Kinshasa, the capital city of the turbulent DRC. From the moment the 100-strong party led by conductor Armand Diangienda touches down at Manchester Airport, we follow them night and day as they work side by side with the Halle orchestra and choir and later at the Southbank in London with members of the National Youth Orchestra, BBC orchestras, Southbank Sinfonia and more. Amongst the hectic schedule of instrument repairs, seminars, rehearsals and performances, they still find time for a visit to Manchester United's Old Trafford ground, and down south take a trip to the Proms and a flight on the London Eye that turns into a joyous spontaneous singalong. The climax is a concert at London's Royal Festival Hall, with a programme embracing the rousing ode to brotherhood of Beethoven's 9th, along with a symphony written by members of the orchestra.
Wolf-Ferrari: Orchestral Works / Noseda, Geoghegan, BBC PO (2009)

Wolf-Ferrari: Orchestral Works / Noseda, Geoghegan, BBC PO (2009)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 270 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10511

This is a project very close to the heart of the BBC Philharmonic’s Principal Conductor, something reflected in the passionate performances he creates. BBC Music magazine commented early on that ‘Noseda’s affection for the music is evident throughout’. Even at the time of his appointment, he spoke of his ambition to record the works of the twentieth-century Italian composers, and he has since recorded works by Respighi and Dallapiccola. ‘Gianandrea Noseda understands the music’s lyrical strength and fragile sound-world perfectly; the playing of the BBC Philharmonic is exemplary, too’, wrote The Guardian on the Dallapiccola disc.

BBC: Scrapheap Orchestra (2011)  Video

Posted by BlackFlag at Dec. 17, 2011
BBC: Scrapheap Orchestra (2011)

BBC: Scrapheap Orchestra (2011)
WebRip | AVI | 624x352 | XviD @ 1,097 Kbps 25.000 fps | MP3 @ 120Kbps | 1h 29mn | 700 Mb
Genre: Documentary | Language: English

Is it possible for professional musicians from the BBC Concert Orchestra to make beautiful sounds out of garbage? This documentary aims to find out. For the first time ever an entire orchestra of 44 instruments will be built from just scrap. The quest to build an orchestra of instruments out of rubbish is more than just a musical spectacle - in the construction of these instruments we delve into the history of instrument making and the science of music, why different instruments are made the way they are, why some designs have not changed for hundreds of years and why, when played together, the sound of an orchestra is unlike anything else on earth.

BBC Reith Lecturer 2006 - Daniel Barenboim  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by karnava at Sept. 27, 2007
BBC Reith Lecturer 2006 - Daniel Barenboim

BBC Reith Lecturer 2006 - Daniel Barenboim
Audio | MP3 | ca 54 Mb | 128 kbps | ca 59 min | English
Date: 26-09-2007


St John said, "In the beginning was the word", while Goethe claimed that, "In the beginning was the deed".
But my contention is: In the beginning was sound
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Sharon Bezaly - Mozart: Complete Works for Flute & Orchestra (2008) [TR24][OF]

Sharon Bezaly - Mozart: Complete Works for Flute & Orchestra
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 81:45 min | 733 MB | Digital booklet
Label: BIS | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2008

When the greater part of the programme on this disc was released as the BIS 2005 Catalogue Disc, the response was electrifying. Sharon Bezaly was described as ‘God’s gift to the flute’ in The Times (UK), and a quote from the review in BBC Music Magazine is representative: ‘Bezaly's exquisite, technically immaculate, compelling playing sets new standards in this repertoire, as do Kalevi Aho's stunning cadenzas, composed especially for this recording.’
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.2 & 4 (2002) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.2 & 4 (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.08GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.09GB + 5% Recovery

This particular recording has been a favourite of mine since its initial release nearly 30 years ago. Stephen Kovacevich (or Bishop-Kovacevich. if you prefer) appeals as 1 of those pianists whose playing is rather forthright & precise, giving us here a rather lyrical presentation of the concerti full of grace & good demeanor. A little on the light side compared to those who pound out their Beethovens some would think.