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Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.

Jozef Sluys - Johann Pachelbel: Organ Works (2011)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 11, 2017
Jozef Sluys - Johann Pachelbel: Organ Works (2011)

Jozef Sluys - Johann Pachelbel: Organ Works (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 296.89 Mb | 71:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ars Musici

Primarily recognized today as the composer of the Canon in D, Johann Pachelbel was known to his contemporaries as an accomplished organist and teacher. An International Bach Competition winner in 1963, Jozef Sluys brings masterful restraint to these resonant yet introspective compositions for church services. The 18 selections include Pachelbel's Prelude in D Minor, Toccata in F Major, Fantasia in G Minor, Magnificat, and the chorale, Wir glauben all' an einen Gott.

Julius Katchen - Brahms: Works for Solo Piano (1997) (6CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Dec. 9, 2017
Julius Katchen - Brahms: Works for Solo Piano (1997) (6CD Box Set)

Julius Katchen - Brahms: Works for Solo Piano (1997) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork, d.booklet | 1.56 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 887 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: London Classics / 455 247-2 / CD

Julius Katchen performs the composer's work whom he most favored; again, highly-esteemed recordings among classical cognoscenti.
Werner Andreas Alber, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Robert Volkmann: Complete Orchestral Works (1994) (2CD)

Werner Andreas Alber, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Robert Volkmann: Complete Orchestral Works (1994) (2CD)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 456 Mb | 00:50:21 + 00:50:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO - 999 151-2

Robert Volkmann had a distinguished musical career, but even within his own lifetime his peers seem to have viewed him with respect as a worthy composer rather than one of any originality. That was probably a fair judgement and his work passed out of the concert halls and into the history books after his death. This double CD set from CPO therefore provides the modern day listener with a useful conspectus of his orchestral writing.
Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra - Maurice Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works (2002) (3CD Box Set)

Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra - Maurice Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 726 Mb | 03:20:33 | Scans included
Classicsal, Orchestral | Country: USA | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 289 469 354-2

Famous conductor and musician, Claudio Abbado was internationally known for serving up a repertoire of music from the poetry of Holderlin, the legend of Faust or works that depict German drama. He conducted several orchestras worldwide and received numerous awards for his masterful genius. His works include Mendelsshon's Midsummer Night's Dream and Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto.
Richard Hickox,‎ BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Frank Bridge: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1-6 (2001-2005) (Repost)

Richard Hickox,‎ BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Frank Bridge: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1-6 (2001-2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,62 Gb | 07:05:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CHANDOS

Frank Bridge couldn't write a tacky note to save his life. It's instructive in this respect to compare this premiere recording of his early tone poem Mid of the Night to Hyperion's recent release of Granville Bantock's almost exactly contemporaneous Thalaba the Destroyer. Where Bantock stitches shameless cribs from Tchaikovsky into a ramshackle and repetitive musical structure, Bridge's thematic material covers large, well-sustained spans and consistently holds the listener's interest. The lovely central melody introduced by English horn against softly murmuring strings has real lyrical beauty, and Bridge times his climaxes with unerring precision. Isabella, dating from 1907 (three years later than Mid of the Night), features some splendidly passionate string writing and an even more tightly integrated structure.
Stéphane Denève, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Albert Roussel: The Complete Symphonies and other Orchestral Works (2010)

Stéphane Denève, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Albert Roussel: The Complete Symphonies and other Orchestral Works (2010) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,01 Gb | 4:25:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos - 8.504017

The only available complete recording of the wonderful symphonic output of Albert Roussel, one of the most significant symphonists of the early 20th century and one of France's greatest exponents of the form.
Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Works (2000) (8CD Box Set) (Repost)

Sir Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra -
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Works (2000) (8CD Box Set)

EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 2,19 Gb | 6:52:00 | Scans included
Classical, Orchestral | Label: EMI Classics ‎– 5 73924 2

Adrian Boult's credentials in this repertoire are unassailable, and to have nearly all his stereo Vaughan Williams recordings for EMI so elegantly packaged and enticingly priced will be incentive enough for many a prospective purchaser. There's much to treasure here, not least those gently perceptive accounts of the first three symphonies, as well as the Fifth and the Ninth.
Antonín Dvořák - The Complete Published Orchestral Works (2013) (17CD Box Set)

Antonín Dvořák - The Complete Published Orchestral Works (2013) (17CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 4,71 Gb | 18:56:48 | Scans included
Classical orchestra | Label: Naxos - 8.501702

Dvořák was a composer steeped in the national and folk music of his Bohemian homeland, and his orchestral music combines a broad and soulful melodic sweep with the wit of sparkling orchestration. Naxos is proud to present the most comprehensive overview yet of his orchestral output, the complete symphonies complemented by three charismatic concertos and a wealth of folk- and narrative-inspired orchestral works. A number of the shorter, less familiar works have been especially recorded for this anthology.
Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CD [Re-Up]

Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 329 Mb | Scans ~ 129 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Fuga Libera | # Fug592 | Time: 02:23:44

Alice Ader’s first Debussy disc (Erato) won all the awards in the specialist press on its release twenty years ago and is still regarded as an unequalled benchmark. Now this unconventional pianist at last unveils her recording of the complete Ravel piano works. And what better moment could there be than Debussy Year to present these two hours or so of music in dialogue, en Miroirs as it were, with the œuvre of ‘Claude de France’? Ravel, the hot-blooded Swiss watchmaker, the discreet Lisztian, the mediocre pianist who made such extreme demands on his colleagues, the man of so many sublime paradoxes, deserves only the finest interpreters: those who take the time to explore his deepest recesses. Alice Ader, light-years away from the flashy gestures often encountered in this music, takes us to the very heart of one of the most secretive composers of his time.