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Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IV (Organ Works 2) (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 6, 2018
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IV (Organ Works 2) (2006)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IV (Organ Works 2) (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:06 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC72242

Dieterich Buxtehude's organ works are his most significant contribution to the history of music. They consist of a comprehensive corpus of just 90 compositions, of which more than half are chorale settings. However, these are mostly shorter than the preludes, toccatas and other freely conceived pieces, so these last represent a more substantial share of his entire output.
Sonja van Beek & Andreas Frolich - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000) [Re-Up]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)
Sonja van Beek, violin; Andreas Frölich, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 219 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 999 709-2 | Time: 01:12:03

Although Korngold’s ‘complete works for violin and piano’ make up a reasonably full disc, it is only fair to point out that the Violin Sonata is the single work that is not an arrangement from one of his other pieces. Yet this Sonata, written at the age of 15 for Carl Flesch and Artur Schnabel no less, is a fine example of his early style, with its echoes of Zemlinsky and early Schoenberg. The young Dutch violinist Sonja van Beek and German pianist Andreas Frölich negotiate its challenges with ease: as in Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, the pianist has as tough a role as the melody instrument. Much Ado about Nothing is one of several arrangements of a suite of four movements derived from incidental music to Shakespeare’s play written in 1918, performed here with affection and a silken suavity. The remainder of the repertoire is made up of arrangements of Korngold lollipops, hit numbers from his operas, such as the unforgettable ‘Marietta’s Lied’ from Die tote Stadt, arranged by the composer as salon pieces and popularised by Kreisler and his ilk. Here, the almost vocal qualities of van Beek’s tone come into their own. An essential disc for the Korngold addict.

ARC Ensemble - Laks: Chamber Works (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 11, 2018
ARC Ensemble - Laks: Chamber Works (2017)

ARC Ensemble - Laks: Chamber Works (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:23:04 | 306 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

Following the Grammy nominated Volume 2 featuring the music of Fitelberg, the Canadian ARC Ensemble presents Volume 3 in its "Music in Exile" series, dedicated to the music of Szymon Laks. Born in Warsaw in 1901, Laks studied in Paris before being deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. He soon joined and conducted the Auschwitz orchestra (his auditioning with a 'Jewish' work - Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - went unnoticed). Although the trauma of his imprisonment left him alienated and reclusive, few of his works refer specifically to the Holocaust.
Norrkoping SO, Lu Jia, Lena Nordin - Ingvar Lidholm: Orchestral Works 1944-1958 (2003)

Ingvar Lidholm: Orchestral Works 1944-1958 (2003)
Toccata e canto; Ritornell; Concerto for String Orchestra; Music for Strings
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Lü Jia, conductor; Lena Nordin, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1190 | Time: 01:08:17

This is the third and final volume of a series surveying the orchestral music of the doyen of Swedish composers, Ingvar Lidholm who was born in 1921. The music on this disc was composed between 1944-1958 and it illustrates the growth of the young composer into a mature artist with an instantly recognizable voice. Lidholm's years as a student of music coincided with World War II when Sweden, though neutral, was effectively shut off from the rest of Europe. This sense of isolation led many pioneering young people to look to the Continent for inspiration as soon as the war ended and boundaries opened again. Lidholm immersed himself in Continental avant-garde music by assiduously listening to the radio and in 1949 he became the first Swede to visit the summer courses for new music at Darmstadt. Very early on he became personally acquainted with such pioneering composers as Lutoslawski, Ligeti, Berio and Olivier Messiaen. Lidholm's early works reveal a subjective, Scandinavian romanticism, but the influence of Hindemith and Bartók soon becomes apparent, though always employed in a highly personal manner. The previous discs in the series were warmly reviewed: 'Excellent performances' This disc gets a strong recommendation' was the view of the International Record Review while Fono Forum gave the first disc a special recommendation for both performance and recording.
Tómas Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) - Sacred Works - Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (2011) {10CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}

Tómas Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) - Sacred Works - Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (2011) {10CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 2.86 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.56 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Deutsche Grammophon / ARCHIV Produktion | 0289 477 9747
Classical / Renaissance / Choral

Although the large box and the Sacred Works title might lead you to expect a complete collection of Tomás Luis de Victoria's sacred music, that's not what it is, and in fact some famous pieces, such as the Requiem in six parts, are not included. Instead, conductor Michael Noone lists the criteria for inclusion as follows: the collection focuses on works Victoria composed in Madrid, works that are preserved in manuscripts, works or versions of works that have never been recorded, and works involving an organ or winds, or written in sections that alternate with chant.
Hamburger Symphoniker; Miguel A. Gomez Martinez - Joaquin Turina: Orchestral Works (1997)

Joaquín Turina: Orchestral Works (1997)
Hamburger Symphoniker; Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold | # MDG 329 0744-2 | Time: 01:01:22

Turina's take on Spanish folk idioms is unmatched, and showcased quite nicely on this CD. The "Danzas fantasticas" are the highlight, but the romantic flair of all the works on this recording is not to be missed. The orchestra is brilliant throughout, and the technical aspects of the recording are lacking nothing. Absolutely no complaints, only pure enjoyment. You can't go wrong with this one.
Elisaveta Blumina - Valentin Silvestrov: Piano Works (2013) [Repost]

Elisaveta Blumina - Valentin Silvestrov: Piano Works (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:05:56
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Grand Piano | # GP639

Piano music is central to Valentin Silvestrov’s output. With its frequent allusions to lingering recollections of the past, this programme presents an overview of various creative periods. It begins with the composer’s reworkings of youthful sketches (Naive Musik), followed by Der Bote (The Messenger) with its beautiful Mozartian theme leading into a sonatina in the style of the 18th century. After recent works from Silvestrov’s self–defined ‘Bagatelle’ period, the recording concludes with the striking Kitschmusik, which engages with the music of Schumann, Chopin and Brahms. The Two Waltzes are dedicated to Elisaveta Blumina.

Fumiko Shiraga - Anton Bruckner: Piano Works (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 26, 2018
Fumiko Shiraga - Anton Bruckner: Piano Works (2001)

Fumiko Shiraga - Anton Bruckner: Piano Works (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1297 | Time: 01:04:43

A CD containing Bruckner’s music for piano may come as something of a surprise, since you either need to know a lot about Bruckner, or conversely very little, to expect such a thing. Yet here it is, and very interesting it is too. Fumiko Shiraga plays very well, and her performances can be described as dedicated and thoroughly prepared. In addition the BIS recorded sound is as good as we have come to expect from this reliable company: full toned and atmospheric, with due attention to detail.
Nelson Goerner, BBC Philharmonic, Neeme Järvi - Busoni: Orchestral Works, Vol.2 (2005) (Repost)

Nelson Goerner, BBC Philharmonic, Neeme Järvi - Busoni: Orchestral Works, Vol.2 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:34 | 247 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10302

Rarely have Busoni’s orchestral works been animated with such grasp, interpretive authority, and sheer executive brilliance. Passionate advocates haven’t lacked, but they’ve been hampered by second-string ensembles, incomprehension, expedience, and timorous interpretive gambits. Even Marc-André Hamelin’s otherwise splendid go at the Piano Concerto was marred by too often faceless, routine orchestral backup.
Rafael Andia - Robert de Visee: Complete Works for Guitar (2015)

Rafael Andia - Robert de Visée: Complete Works for Guitar (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 581 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 349 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMY 2928464-65 | Time: 02:28:24

The hmHeritage series offers a new lease on life to the major productions that have established the reputation of the harmonia mundi catalogue: operas, oratorios, extensive cycles, and large-scale projects of every kind are presented in full to ensure this precious legacy remains available. Here for the first time on CD is Rafael Andia's version of the complete works de Robert de Visée, the undisputed master of the guitar and a regular visitor to the apartments of Louis XIV. As well as enjoying "the glory of entertaining the King in his precious leisure hours," he also helped "to divert Monseigneur le Dauphin on occasion".