Alkan Chants

Alkan · Esquisses op. 63 · Esteven Osborne  Music

Posted by enjopin at Jan. 8, 2010
Alkan · Esquisses op. 63 · Esteven Osborne

Alkan · Esquisses op. 63 · Esteven Osborne
Classical | EAC | APE, CUE, LOG, 174 MB | MP3 HQ, 115 MB
1 CDs | Covers | rs.com | 2003

Alkan, Piano Works  Music

Posted by ysov at Dec. 14, 2009
Alkan, Piano Works

Alan Weiss, piano | Alkan, Piano Works
Ogg 256 kbs | Scans | RS | RAR | Foobar 2000 | 150,5 and 124,9 Mb
Label: Brillant Classics | 2008 | 2 CD | Classical, instrumental
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
Laurent Martin - Charles-Valentin Alkan - Esquisses, Op.63 (2002)

Laurent Martin - Charles-Valentin Alkan - Esquisses, Op.63 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:29 | 233B
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.555496

If you'd like to access the full scope of Alkan's quirky style in bite-sized proportions rather than piling into the Concerto for Solo Piano, Les Quartre Ages, and other large-scale concoctions, here's a disc for you. Esquisses (Sketches) contains 49 piano miniatures, each lasting from 43 seconds to a little more than four minutes. Alkan apparently composed these over a 15-year span. He eventually partitioned the collection into four volumes, arranged according to key sequence.
John Fahey - Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes (1963, 1967) {Takoma TAKCD-8908-2 rel 1998}

John Fahey - Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes (1963, 1967) {Takoma TAKCD-8908-2 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 293 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 119 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 1967, 1998 Takoma / Fantasy | TAKCD-8908-2
Folk / Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Folk Jazz / Folk-Blues / Progressive Folk

Fahey recorded two versions of this album, one in 1963, the other in 1967; this deluxe reissue gives you both! This was his second album, and the first to get any kind of distribution (the re-record benefits from better fidelity); with compositions like When the Springtime Comes Again; Some Summer Day , and the epic America , it's essential.

Craig Pruess & Ananda - Sacred Chants of Devi (2002)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 29, 2017
Craig Pruess & Ananda - Sacred Chants of Devi (2002)

Craig Pruess & Ananda - Sacred Chants of Devi (2002)
New Age/Spiritual | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 3 Tracks
Heaven on Earth Music | HOEM-14 | ~394 + 172 Mb
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Scans(png, 600dpi) -> 166 Mb

This CD invokes the presence of the divine mother. I listend to this CD while at a week long silent meditation retreat. It filled me with a gentle joy, peace and immense loving kindness. It is very calming, gentle and nurturing. It features the following songs: Ganesh Invocation, Devi Prayer and Lalitha Ashtotram, which is a Sanskrit mantra of the 108 sacred names of the mother divine. ~ Brad VanAuken

Jean Michel Jarre - Les Chants Magnetiques (1981)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Dec. 5, 2016
Jean Michel Jarre - Les Chants Magnetiques (1981)

Jean Michel Jarre - Les Chants Magnetiques (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 231 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 84 Mb
Electronic/Ambient | TT - 35:53 | Label: Disques Dreyfus | Cat. # 824 748-2 | France
Scans (png) > 241 Mb | NitroFlare, FileFactory | 1991, Digitally Remastered

Les Chants Magnetiques was the third of Jean Michel Jarre's albums in a row to update Tangerine Dream's atmospheric sequencer trance for a synth pop and mainstream crossover audience…
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.
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
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.