Alkan Chants

Dong-Suk Kang, Yvan Chiffoleau, Olivier Gardon - Charles-Valentin Alkan: The Chamber Music (1992) Reissue 2008

Charles-Valentin Alkan - The Chamber Music (1992) Reissue 2008
Dong-Suk Kang, violin; Yvan Chiffoleau, cello; Olivier Gardon, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Timpani | # 1C1139 | Time: 01:14:09

Alkan was counted in Busoni's pantheon of five romantics alongside Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms. Brahms and Schumann are the references in the euphoric Grand Duo Concertant - nothing short of a 20 or so minute Sonata in three turbulent movements. This is a work of diving romance and if Alkan had stopped in the style of the first movement then we would have been able to 'place' Alkan. Instead we get a second movement that clamours in bass heavy capering for all the world like a picture of a Black Sabbath. As if to make ‘amends’ the finale is back to the helter-skelter tumble of vivacity we find in the first movement. This euphoria carries over into the Cello Sonata which is in four classically well-tailored movements. Alkan's originality or eccentricity (take your pick) returns for the Adagio which is part sentimental and part affecting. This perhaps offers a parallel with Joseph Holbrooke's chamber works in which sublime ideas and treatment suddenly find themselves up against kitsch music hall ditties. A wild saltarello with grand manner Hungarian gestures from the piano round out the picture.
Charles-Valentin Alkan: Complete Piano Duos and Duets (2011)

Charles-Valentin Alkan: Complete Piano Duos and Duets (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Complete Scans | 255 MB
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | Cat.: 070 |RS/MU

The piano works of Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813–88) are among the most demanding ever written – but they can also gleam with a fierce joy and twinkle with mischievous humour, so it’s hardly surprising to find his works for piano duet bubbling with freewheeling energy. The two works for pedal piano – transcribed here for two pianos by Roger Smalley – show a more solemn side to this devoutly religious composer, though they, too, have their own charge of excitement and Alkan’s trademark eccentric originality.
Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888) - Concerto for solo piano, Troisième recueil de chants - Marc-André Hamelin

Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888) - Concerto for solo piano, Troisième recueil de chants - Marc-André Hamelin
Hyperion | EAC-ape+cue | 1CD | incl. Covers and Booklet | 193 MB

Rachel Rising - Tome 3 - Chants de Cimetière  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Oct. 8, 2016
Rachel Rising - Tome 3 - Chants de Cimetière

Rachel Rising - Tome 3 - Chants de Cimetière
French | CBR | 131 pages | 134 MB
Ensemble Dialogos - Dalmatica - From Oral to Written Transmission: Chants of the Adriatic (2016) {Outhere Digital Downloads}

Ensemble Dialogos - Dalmatica - From Oral to Written Transmission: Chants of the Adriatic (2016) {Outhere Digital Downloads}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 431 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 212 Mb
Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Arcana / Outhere Music | A 395
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / Choral

Les gens sont méchants  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at June 2, 2016
Les gens sont méchants

Les gens sont méchants
Editeur(s) : Glénat | Scénario: Quino | Tout sur un auteur (hors BD)
Français | CBZ | 125 pages | 84.2 MB
The Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir - The Perfect Jewel: Sacred Chants Of Tibet (2002)

The Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir - The Perfect Jewel: Sacred Chants Of Tibet (2002)
World | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Rykodisc, RCD 10626 | rel: 2002 | 375Mb

Rather than music, think of this as contemplation on a disc, meditation on CD. Listening to the Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir is more or less guaranteed to put your mind in another space with their eerie overtone signing (similar to the throat singing of Tuva). Two long tracks don't so much develop as unwind in sections, using voice and a few other instruments – notably short and long trumpets reminiscent of alpine horns and some percussion.
The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent - Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)

Russian Orthodox Chants (1989)
The Choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent
under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Sacral, Choral, Ethnic | Label: Auvidis | # D 8301 | Time: 01:14:52

The Russian Orthodox Novodevichy Convent, dedicated to the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, was founded in 1524. According to UNESCO, Novodevichy is the best known convent in Moscow, and in 2004 was proclaimed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 1989 recording features the choir of the Dormition Church of the Novodevichy Convent under the direction of Hegumen Petr Polyakov. The album is dedicated to the great jubilee of the Millennium of Baptism of Russia, which celebrated a thousand years of Christianity in Russia.

Harkhanges 2 - Les Chants de l'Entropie  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at April 20, 2016
Harkhanges 2 - Les Chants de l'Entropie

Harkhanges 2 - Les Chants de l'Entropie
Editeur(s) : Albin Michel | Scénario: Froideval | Ésotérisme
Français | CBR | 43 pages | 18.3 MB

Chroniques de la Lune Noire - 09 - Les chants de la négation  Comics

Posted by Lebedev30 at April 17, 2016
Chroniques de la Lune Noire - 09 - Les chants de la négation

Chroniques de la Lune Noire - 09 - Les chants de la négation
Editeur(s) : Dargaud | Scénario: Froideval | Heroïc fantasy
Français | CBR | 58 pages | 50.5 MB