Alain Litanies

Marie-Claire Alain - L'Orgue Francais (2014) {22CDs Boxset - Warner Classics / Erato}

Marie-Claire Alain - L'Orgue Francais (2014) {22CDs Boxset - Warner Classics / Erato}
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© 2014 Warner Classics / Erato | 0825646310647
Classical / Baroque / Organ Music / Choral

Known as the ‘First Lady of the organ’, Marie-Claire Alain was a strikingly mature, creative and intuitive artist. Spanning four centuries of music, from Baroque masterpieces by the likes of Couperin and Grigny, through cornerstones of the French organ repertoire by Widor, Vierne and Messiaen, to two discs of works by her brother Jehan, this collection is testament to her vast and impressively wide-ranging recording legacy.
Kathryn Stott - Solitaires: Piano Works by Maurice Ravel, Olivier Messiaen, Jehan Alain, Henri Dutilleux (2015) [Re-Up]

Kathryn Stott - Solitaires: Piano Works by Ravel, Messiaen, Alain, Dutilleux (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2148 | Time: 01:08:37

A solitaire in French is a single mounted jewel, a concept that seems less than apt for the rather hefty works recorded here by British pianist Kathryn Stott. But this fine recital holds together in another way: Ravel, who so often provides the temporal endpoint for traditional piano recitals, is here, to a greater or lesser extent, the launching point for the other three composers featured. Stott's reading of the neoclassical Le Tombeau de Couperin is beautifully precise and balanced, catching the economy of this Baroque-style suite to the hilt. That economy carries over into the later works, even the rarely performed Piano Sonata of Henri Dutilleux, a work that deftly fuses Ravel's sense of classical forms with a largely dissonant language. The opening Prelude and Fugue of Jehan Alain, actually two separate works that are reasonably enough combined here, is another seldom-played piece that makes an arresting curtain-raiser, and the final "Le baiser de l'Enfant Jésus" of Messiaen, part of the giant Vingt regards sur l'Enfant Jésus, is the splendid climax of the whole, its spiritual, dreamlike ascent at the end superbly controlled. Better still is the sound, recorded at Hallé St. Peters in Manchester: it creates a hypnotic effect all its own.
Thomas Dunford, Paul Agnew, Alain Buet, Ruby Hughes & Reinoud Van Mechelen - Dowland: Lachrimæ (2016) [24/88]

Thomas Dunford, Paul Agnew, Alain Buet, Ruby Hughes & Reinoud Van Mechelen - Dowland: Lachrimæ (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:34 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After the success of the first fourteen reissues, which restored to the limelight some of the gems of the early music repertory in the catalogues of our labels, here are fourteen new titles to allow listeners to renew acquaintance with further treasures of the Renaissance and Baroque (and even a journey through time thanks to Raphaël Imbert’s album Bach Coltrane), performed by some of the leading interpreters of the genre; most of these discs won one or more awards on their first release.

Alain Caron - Call Me Al (2000) {Norac Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 21, 2018
Alain Caron - Call Me Al (2000) {Norac Records}

Alain Caron - Call Me Al (2000) {Norac Records}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

A professional musician at a very early age, Alain Caron is a considerably accomplished bass player. He attended the Berklee College of Music. One of his first excursions into jazz was playing with the Vic Vogel Big Band during the 1970s. In 1977 he co-founded the group UZEB. Their first album, Live in Bracknell, was released in 1981. The following year saw the group putting out Fast Emotion. The next album was 1984's You Be Easy. 1985 saw them release Between the Lines. Two more live albums, Live a l'Olympia and Absolutely Live came out in 1986. The group released Noisy Nights and Live in Europe in 1988. The following year saw the release of UZEB Club. World Tour '90 was released in 1990. In 1992, Caron formed his own group, le Band and released the first album by that group, Alain Caron – le Band.

Alain Caron - Play (2007) {Norac}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 17, 2018
Alain Caron - Play (2007) {Norac}

Alain Caron - Play (2007) {Norac}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Critics of funky, R&B-flavored jazz and fusion argue that electric jazz cannot swing, but in fact, electric bassist Alain Caron swings hard on the electric Play. Backed by his Montreal-based outfit Le Band, the French-Canadian improviser brings a lot of passion to this CD. A diverse effort that emphasizes Caron's own compositions, Play ranges from groove-oriented soul-jazz ("P.A.C. Man," "D-CODE") to fusion pieces that can be abstract ("In & Out," "B 12") or sentimental ("Apres la pluie," "Ton Jardin"). The only songs on the album that Caron didn't write himself are Leni Stern's cerebral "Trouble" and John Coltrane's often-recorded "Impressions," which gets an unusual funk-jazz treatment.
David Linx - 7000 Miles (feat. André Ceccarelli, Pierre-Alain Goualch, Diego Imbert) (2018)

David Linx - 7000 Miles (feat. André Ceccarelli, Pierre-Alain Goualch, Diego Imbert) (2018)
Vocal Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 282 MB
Label: Sound Surveyor Music | Tracks: 10 | Time: 45:53 min

En 2009, le groupe d’André Ceccarelli avec Diego Imbert à la basse et Pierre-Alain Goualch au piano invite David Linx pour l’enregistrement d’un hommage à Claude Nougaro. Le trio se transforme alors en quartet très soudé comme l’ont prouvé les nombreux concerts donnés dans la foulée par les quatre musiciens. Ces 7000 Miles témoignent aussi de cette complicité totale. Même si la voix de Linx est la locomotive du projet, le trio de Ceccarelli n’est évidemment pas là juste pour la déco. Au contraire. L’organe élastique du chanteur bruxellois fait corps avec la musique de ses partenaires.
Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Charpentier: Litanies de la Vierge, Motets pour la maison de Guise (2014) [24/88]

Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Charpentier: Litanies de la Vierge, Motets pour la maison de Guise (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 60:24 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The harmonia mundi label, once well known for specializing in the French Baroque repertoire, makes a welcome and triumphant return to this treasure trove of musical delights. For their first release on harmonia mundi, Sébastien Daucé and the Ensemble Correspondances present a sumptuous interpretation of the six-voice motets composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier for the House of Guise.

Marie-Claire Alain - L'Orgue Francais 22 Cd Box Set (2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at June 23, 2015
Marie-Claire Alain - L'Orgue Francais 22 Cd Box Set (2014)

Marie-Claire Alain - L'Orgue Francais 22 Cd Box Set (2014)
Organ,Classical Music | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,07 Gb
Label: Erato | Release Year: 2014

Known as the ‘First Lady of the organ’, Marie-Claire Alain was a strikingly mature, creative and intuitive artist. Spanning four centuries of music, from Baroque masterpieces by the likes of Couperin and Grigny, through cornerstones of the French organ repertoire by Widor, Vierne and Messiaen, to two discs of works by her brother Jehan, this collection is testament to her vast and impressively wide-ranging recording legacy.

Alain Wodrascka, "France Gall: Des amours, des chansons et des larmes"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at April 25, 2018
Alain Wodrascka, "France Gall: Des amours, des chansons et des larmes"

Alain Wodrascka, "France Gall: Des amours, des chansons et des larmes"
Archipel | 2018 | ISBN: 2809824363 | French | EPUB | 321 pages | 2.4 MB

Le 22 mars 1997, elle donnait son dernier concert. Depuis, ses chansons continuent d’être partout présentes. La popularité France Gall, morte le 7 janvier 2018 à 70 ans, court sur plus de 50 ans. …

Jean-Pierre Changeux, Alain Connes, "Matière à pensée"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at April 18, 2018
Jean-Pierre Changeux, Alain Connes, "Matière à pensée"

Jean-Pierre Changeux, Alain Connes, "Matière à pensée"
Odile Jacob | 2008 | ISBN: 2738100732/2738119239 | French | EPUB | 267 pages | 2.1 MB

Les mathématiques et la biologie se trouvent aux deux extrémités du spectre de la science. D'un côté la rigueur logique, débarrassée de toute contingence matérielle, de l'autre une science d'observation, profondément tributaire de savoir-faire techniques et de concepts moraux. Ce livre d'entretiens tente de créer une passerelle entre ces disciplines que tout éloigne. Les deux auteurs, tous deux académiciens et professeurs au Collège de France, s'interrogent sur la nature de la pensée, l'existence des objets mathématiques ou le rapport entre le cerveau et les machines. …