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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.

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.
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.
Geoffrey Tozer, BBC Philharmonic, Sir Edward Downes - Respighi: Belfagor Overture; Toccata; Tre Corali; Fantasia slava (1994)

Ottorino Respighi: Belfagor Overture; Toccata; Tre Corali; Fantasia slava (1994)
Geoffrey Tozer, piano; BBC Philharmonic; Sir Edward Downes, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9311 | Time: 00:59:49

Respighi’s colourful music could have been written with the clear, full-bodied Chandos sound in mind. Following on from where Geoffrey Simon began for the label in the Eighties, Edward Downes is now exploring the more symphonic side of Respighi’s output, showing there is more to him than the Roman trilogy (if not that much, qualitatively). The present disc includes two of his four concertante works for piano and orchestra, the extended Toccata (according to Tozer’s booklet note, the longest such work in existence) and the quirky Slavonic Rhapsody, with its humorous sideswipe at Dvorák. More characteristic of Respighi is the concert overture derived from his opera Belfagor, about the exploits of a Till Eulenspiegel/Don Juan figure, portrayed with suitably colourful sound-painting. All these, together with the Bachian Three Chorales, are played with marvellous verve and commitment – the BBC PO under Downes has a way with this out-of-the-way repertoire that few can equal. The sound quality on this disc is nothing short of stunning.
Malmö Symphony Orchestra & Marc Soustrot - Saint-Saëns: Works for Violin & Orchestra (2017)

Malmö Symphony Orchestra & Marc Soustrot - Saint-Saëns: Works for Violin & Orchestra
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:58 min | 261 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Tianwa Yang is an artist of exceptional technique and musicianship (BBC Music Magazine) and has established herself as a leading international performer and recording artist, winning the Annual Prize of the German Record Critics 2014 for her acclaimed recordings of Sarasates complete violin works. Her stunning effortless virtuosity and uncanny affinity for Spanish music (All Things Strings) make her the ideal advocate for the music presented on this recording.

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - 4 Albums (2009-2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 27, 2017
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - 4 Albums (2009-2017)

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - 4 Albums (2009-2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 1,19 Gb | 03:52:41 | Covers
Modern Big Band, Experimental Big Band | Label: Alien Transistor

Since its inception in 2006, Berlin-based Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra has not only redefined the term “large ensemble,” because more importantly, the 18-piece has created a whole new musical language: “Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra dwarfs anything heretofore experienced: Big band brass meets Free Jazz antics, Neue Musik-style compositions meet a unique definition of pop – all thrown into a blender: It’s the kind of sonic cocktail you’ve never tasted before.” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
The Sixteen, BBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers - A la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)

À la Gloire de Dieu: Works by Ives, Stravinsky, Tippett & Poulenc (1995)
The Sixteen; BBC Philharmonic; Harry Christophers, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Collins | # 14462 | Time: 01:03:15

The Sixteen, bright stars of the Baroque, have plenty to say on 20th-century repertoire (witness their excellent Britten series on Collins). Underpin them with the BBC Philharmonic and it might seem a magic formula. Ives’s unearthly The Unanswered Question holds few problems for instrumental players weaned on Maxwell Davies – no more than do the brilliant wind roulades of Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Deft BBC teamwork and a chamber articulation to woodwind and brass helps this Koussevitzky-commissioned masterpiece to shed its often hammy ‘big band’ sound, creeping closer to the subtle, leaner sonorities of his later choral works. It gains. The singing varies. Too many dynamic shifts sound prosaic or under-prepared; fortes are forced, with muddy results. The vocal blend (happier in lower voices) can seem haphazard and colours the Tippett, where the men’s roars – contrast the lovely, sensual soprano solo – seem crude. Get this disc, instead, for the rare, late Poulenc – his New York-commissioned Sept répons. It is a curiously under-recorded devotional work, bleeding with pathos yet pumping energy, its exoticism enhanced by slightly breathy, tender solos, and scintillatingly sung with just those crucial missing qualities of awe and freshness. A million times more refined than what goes before.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Andrew Constantine - Elgar: The New England Connection (2017)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Andrew Constantine - Elgar: The New England Connection (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:08 | 150 Mb
Classical | Label: Orchid Classics

This new release from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales presents Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and George Chadwick’s Symphonic Sketches. George Chadwick and Edward Elgar lived almost parallel lives on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Born in rural Massachusetts in 1854, Chadwick was Elgar’s senior by three years. Elgar, born in Worcester in 1857, was to become everything Chadwick aspired to be yet wasn’t. Successful and respected as an academic, Chadwick was appointed director of Boston’s New England Conservatory in 1897. Whilst he helped establish the NEC as a major international conservatory, it was recognition as a great composer that he sought most. Elgar, on the other hand, maintained a lifelong suspicion of academics and yet rose to become one of the most venerated composers of his era.

BBC - Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 17, 2017
BBC - Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power (2017)

BBC - Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2570 Kbps | 3x~59min | 3.17 GiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Suzy Klein explores music's crucial role in the most turbulent years of the 20th century.
London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica', Leonore Overture No. 2 (2006) [24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica', Leonore Overture No. 2 (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:04 minutes | 1,24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet, Front cover

Beethoven took a massive stride forward in the development of the symphonic form with the 'Eroica'. Not only is the work written on an unprecedented scale, it also lays the very foundations of Romanticism in music.The symphony mirrors Beethoven's own emergence from despair and he used it to symbolize mankind's capacity for greatness. He initially dedicated the score to Napoleon whom embodied his view of greatness. However, when Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, Beethoven furiously removed the dedication from the score.