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Bridget St. John - Dandelion Albums & BBC Collection (2015)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 4, 2018
Bridget St. John - Dandelion Albums & BBC Collection (2015)

Bridget St. John - Dandelion Albums & BBC Collection (2015)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:44:03 | 1,1 Gb
Folk Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Cherry Red Records

This comprehensive Bridget St. John box set includes the three sensational albums recorded for Peel’s Dandelion label, plus live recordings and recordings made for the BBC between 1968 and 1972.
Ralf Otto, Mainz Bach Choir & Mainz Bach Orchestra - Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (1749 Version) (2018)

Ralf Otto, Mainz Bach Choir & Mainz Bach Orchestra - Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (1749 Version) (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 595 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 45 | Time: 131:33 min

Johann Sebastian Bachs St John Passion is, along with the St Matthew Passion, without doubt one of the most important works he ever composed. It established a new tradition for Good Friday vespers in Leipzig, and with sublime skill Bach managed to retain a spirit of church worship while creating an almost operatic narrative that movingly depicts Christs trial, death, and ultimate apotheosis. Bachs numerous revisions always demand a certain amount of scholarly decision-making, and this recording of the St John Passion uses the final 1749 version that not only draws on and reinforces the best of Bachs original concept, but incorporates the additional movements of the 1725 version.
Crouch End Festival Chorus, Bach Camerata & David Temple - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Sung in English) (2017)

Crouch End Festival Chorus, Bach Camerata & David Temple - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Sung in English) (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 441 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 68 | Time: 109:40 min

This will play on conventional CD players A landmark recording of J.S. Bach s St John Passion, sung in English the first for over forty-five years. With communicative zeal, beautiful articulation, and focused energy, the 100 voices of CEFC lend precision and power to the performance alongside the instruments of the Bach Camerata, one of the finest UK baroque orchestras, all under the inspired direction of David Temple. They are joined by a superb array of soloists including Robert Murray, Ashley Riches and Sophie Bevan.
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere, Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater (1998)

George Guest, The Choir of St John’s College, Lajos Rovatkay, Cambridge & Capella Agostino Steffani - Allegri: Miserere; Pergolesi & Caldara: Stabat Mater; Vivaldi - Sonata a quattro «Al santo sepolcro» (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 272 Mb | Total time: 68:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 73020 2 | Recorded: 1991, 1994

Allegri's early Baroque masterpiece Miserere from around 1630 movingly juxtaposes modal chant with tonality, and was so popular that the Vatican refused to allow it to be performed anywhere else - until the 14 year old Mozart broke the Vatican's monopoly by writing it down from memory after attending a performance. Pergolesi's late Baroque masterpiece Stabat Mater for soprano and alto dates from 1736, the year of his death at the age of 26. It was originally written for male voices but since it's hard to find a castrato these days, it's generally performed by two women or by a female soprano and counter-tenor. This performance uses a female alto but in other respects it's very much a period performance - the sound is intimate and the tempos are lively without any sacrifice of spiritual depth. The soloists, soprano Monika Frimmer and alto Gloria Banditelli, sing beautifully without overdoing the vibrato, and their voices are well matched. The disk also contains a brief "Sonata a quattro" by Vivaldi, and another setting of the Stabat Mater, by the late Baroque composer Antonio Caldara from around 1725.
(Kenneth Dorter)

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 24, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at April 24, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - April 24, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 24, 2018
English | 24 pages | True PDF | 6 MB

Lara St. John - Gypsy (1997) [Reissue 2004] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at April 23, 2018
Lara St. John - Gypsy (1997) [Reissue 2004] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Lara St. John - Gypsy (1997) [Reissue 2004]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:29 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,88 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,24 GB

Lara St.John is a fabulous Canadian violin player. In this entertaining collection, she plays freely and on a very large scale, just what gypsy music requires. It may not take much intellect to play Waxman's Carmen Fantasy (I like Sarasate's better, anyway). But it does take intellect, and lots more, to play Bartók's Second Rhapsody as convincingly as she does here, with the very assertive collaboration of Ilan Rechtman. St. John doesn't make the difficulties of Ravel and Sarasate sound easy, but both musicians play with such flair it doesn't matter. Rechtman's gypsy arrangements are goofy and enjoyable. The recording on this SACD is world-class and of audiophile quality. Wide-range sound.

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 23, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at April 23, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - April 23, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 23, 2018
English | 24 pages | True PDF | 6 MB

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 18, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at April 18, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - April 18, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 18, 2018
English | 24 pages | True PDF | 6 MB

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 17, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at April 17, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - April 17, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 17, 2018
English | 24 pages | True PDF | 6 MB

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 16, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at April 16, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - April 16, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 16, 2018
English | 20 pages | True PDF | 6 MB