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VA - Luigi Boccherini: Boccherini Edition (2012) (37CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 24, 2017
VA - Luigi Boccherini: Boccherini Edition (2012) (37CD Box Set)

VA - Luigi Boccherini: Boccherini Edition (2012) (37CD Box Set)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 10 Gb | 38:01:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics - 94386

One of the most distinguished figures of the Classical period, the Italian composer Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805) was revered by 18th-century listeners and musicians for the charm, elegance and lyrical beauty of his music. Although his legacy has been undervalued in modern times, this new 37 CD box set, the most comprehensive on the market, invites listeners to rediscover the distinctive musical voice and graceful style that won Boccherini acclaim during his own lifetime.
Cuarteto Casals - Boccherini: La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Cuarteto Casals - Boccherini: La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 76:53 minutes | 727 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Boccherini owes his celebrity to more than just the infamous Minuet of the Quintet Op.11 No.5 - although that is included here too. This recording rights the balance with some elan: from the brilliant castanets of the Fandango to the much more Viennese style of the String Quartet, the musicians of the Cuarteto Casals and their guests demonstrate the infinite creative resources of the composer. It culminates in the Night Music of the Streets of Madrid, a vivid example of musical realism in which, as Boccherini put it, ‘the strict rules of counterpoint’ would be out of place!

Auser Musici - Boccherini: Flute Quintets Op. 19 (2008)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 11, 2018
Auser Musici - Boccherini: Flute Quintets Op. 19 (2008)

Auser Musici - Boccherini: Flute Quintets Op. 19 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:09 | 349 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67646

When Boccherini's six quintets for flute and string quartet were published in 1776, the composer described them as "opera piccolo" (little works) because of their generally brief character. But in these splendid performances by Italian Auser Musici, the flute quintets need no disclaimers, and they sound fully equal to the composer's string quintets. Flutist Carlo Ipata takes the lead, and his playing perfectly matches Boccherini's sweet-toned but technically challenging music.
L'Archibudelli, Roberta Invernizzi - Luigi Boccherini: Stabat Mater & String Quintet Op.42.1 & 42.2 (2003)

L'Archibudelli, Roberta Invernizzi - Luigi Boccherini: Stabat Mater & String Quintet Op.42.1 & 42.2 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 73:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # SK 89922 | Recorded: 2002

The ensemble L`Archibudelli and the cellist Anner Bylsma, together with the wonderful soprano Roberta Invernizzi, have once again recorded the exceptionally well-rehearsed Mass by Luigi Boccherini in a fantastic recording. Despite minimal use without choir and winds, the listener is captivated by the drama of each movement. Rberta Invernizzi brings out in a clear and fine voice every single twist of this interesting work and the string ensemble shines with powerful, gripping sound and wonderful slow movements. The Stabat Mater is supplemented by the String Quintet op. 42.
Robert King, The King's Consort - Luigi Boccherini, Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater (1999)

Robert King, The King's Consort - Luigi Boccherini, Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 73:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # SACDA67108 | Recorded: 1999

Boccherini wrote very little vocal music; however he left two settings of the Stabat mater. It was first set in 1781 for solo soprano and strings and then in 1800 for two sopranos and tenor, obviously influenced by the hugely-popular Pergolesi Stabat mater of 1736. There are many similarities in the notation and harmony—even the same key of F minor is used. The writing is of extraordinary individuality and seems to come straight from the heart. This unjustly neglected piece is surely one of the most remarkable sacred compostions of the era.
Emanuele d'Astorga was one of the most colourful figures in early eighteenth-century music and his life has often been the subject of legend rather than fact (brief details of which can be discovered in Robert King's illuminating booklet notes). During his life, Astorga was best known for his well-written and tuneful chamber cantatas (of which more than 150 survive) and his opera Dafni (only Act 1 now survives). But by far his most enduring work has proved to be this setting of the Stabat mater, his only surviving sacred composition. Throughout it we hear Astorga's gift for writing warm melodies, typical of the Neapolitan style of the time, and how he captures the melancholy of this most desolate of sacred texts.
Accademia Ottoboni - Boccherini: Cello Concerto, G. 480, Quintets, G. 451 & 436 & Sextet, G. 463 (2015) [24/88]

Accademia Ottoboni - Boccherini: Cello Concerto, G. 480, Quintets, G. 451 & 436 & Sextet, G. 463 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 63:47 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This recording follows a first collaboration between Zig-Zag Territoires and Marco Ceccato (Vivaldi sonatas), widely hailed by the press. It is devoted to two important aspects of Luigi Bocherini’s work: chamber music and the cello, of which he was a great virtuoso.

Grim Fandango Remastered (2015)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at Dec. 14, 2017
Grim Fandango Remastered (2015)

Grim Fandango Remastered (2015)
PC Game/Linux/Mac | Developer: Double Fine Productions | 11.8 GB
Languages: Português do Brasil, Deutsch, English, español, français, italiano
Version GOG: 1.4.0 (17097)/2.3.0.7/1.4.0 (17098)
Genre: Adventure - Point-and-click - Detective-mystery
Paul Tortelier - Boccherini, C.P.E. Bach, Vivaldi, Tortelier (1988)

Paul Tortelier - Boccherini, C.P.E. Bach, Vivaldi, Tortelier (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:07 | 359 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Arion | Catalog: ARN 68058

A consummate artist whose approach to the cello was directed toward breathing life into the music, Paul Tortelier earned the respect and affection of countless colleagues. An enduring friendship with Pablo Casals found him playing, in the words of a French critic, Apollo to Casals' Jupiter. Like Casals, Tortelier emphasized using but one finger at a time on the string to allow free vibration. Fantasy and emotional freedom marked his performances and attracted numerous young players.
Dorothee Mields, Salagon Quartett & Miriam Shalinsky - Boccherini: Stabat mater, G. 532 (2017)

Dorothee Mields, Salagon Quartett & Miriam Shalinsky - Boccherini: Stabat mater, G. 532
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:43 min | 276 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Although vocal music accounts for only a small part of Luigi Boccherini’s works, his Stabat Mater in F minor, G532, is one of the most exquisite settings of this sequence from the 13th century. The first version is recorded here; it is scored for soprano and string quintet and dates from 1781. It captivates the listener by the intimacy of Boccherini’s musical language which is particularly suited to the contemplative poetry depicting Mary’s anguish during her Son’s crucifixion.
Anner Bylsma plays Boccherini: Cello Concertos & Sonatas, Fugues, String Quintets, Symphonies (5CDs) [2010]

Anner Bylsma plays Boccherini: Cello Concertos & Sonatas, Fugues, String Quintets, Symphonies (5CDs) [2010]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.59 Gb | Total time: 05:57:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697685192 | Recorded: 1977, 1988, 1992

Though born in Italy, Luigi Boccherini was based for most of his life in Madrid, where he played the cello and wrote more than a hundred string quintets. They’re perfectly formed from the simplest chords, and not without their touches of profundity. The cello sonatas sound at times too much like performers’ music. The explanation lies in changing styles of string technique and the rise of the piano, though Anner Bylsma’s playing gives them a new lease of life.
– Nicholas Williams