Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - Time Signals - Recorder Music from the Netherlands

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - Time Signals - Recorder Music from the Netherlands
NM Classics 92100 | FLAC + CUE + LOG | covers & booklet | TT: 61:46 | RAR 272 Mb
Classical, various | 2001 | RS


In the musical landscape of the sixteenth century there was little place for 'Dutch' composers in the strict sense of the word. […] Due to the favourable cultural and economic climate the region developed into a breeding ground for renaissance polyphony. […] On this CD, the step from the past to the present is a small one.

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - Baroque Recorder Music  Music

Posted by kovacsistvan at June 4, 2010
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - Baroque Recorder Music

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - Baroque Recorder Music
L'Oiseau-Lyre 421 130-2 | FLAC + CUE + LOG | covers & booklet | TT: 57:19 | RAR 260 Mb
Classical, Baroque | 1987 | RS

The Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet was founded in 1978. Its unusual name derives from one of the Quartet's first arrangements: the Loeki the Lion melody from Dutch television commercials. Their recording of 'Virtuoso Recorder Music' (L'Oiseau Lyre 414 277-1) received an Edison Award in 1986. The jury observed that 'Their intensely musical performance, their great devotion and evident pleasure in playing draw attention immediately to the music itself. Playing of this standard is seldom heard on a first recording'.
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - La Spagna - Music at the Spanish Court

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - La Spagna - Music at the Spanish Court
L'Oiseau-Lyre 444 537-2 | FLAC + CUE + LOG | covers & booklet | DDD TT: 67:48 | RAR 299 Mb
Classical, Renaissance | 1996 | RS

The Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet was founded in 1978 by Daniël Brüggen, Bertho Driever, Paul Leenhouts and Karel van Steenhoven who were students at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam at that time. The quartet has continually explored the boundaries of the recorder consort. Following its formation, the ensemble's reputation grew quickly and was further strengthened at the 1981 Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges where, challenging the competition rules, it performed an unusual arrangement of a Stevie Wonder song and emerged as the winner.
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach - The Art of Fugue (1999)

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - Johann Sebastian Bach - The Art of Fugue (1999)
Classical | 320Kbps MP3 | 172.8 Mb

Product Details
Performer: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Review
The Loeki Stardust Quartet play a variety of recorders from sopranino to sub-contrabass producing heavenly harmony. They offer a wonderful take on truly great but often difficult or unapproachable music. The recording is excellent. So good is it that the close miking may have you reaching for your distortion metre - don't panic: it's just the sound of spittle and air in the mouthpiece of some of the bass instruments.
A delightlful disc!
Dutch Masters Volume 40 – Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet (1998)

Dutch Masters Volume 40 – Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet (1998)
Classical/Various style periods | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 67m02s | 320mb
Label: Philips | cat. no. 460 595-2
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - Virtuoso Recorder Music (Repost)

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet - Virtuoso Recorder Music (Repost)
16 tracks | MP3 192 Kbps | 1 RAR file 77Mb

The Loeki Stardust Quartet play a variety of recorders from sopranino to sub-contrabass producing heavenly harmonies.

''A stunning record. I have never heard better'' (Gramophone)
Edison Award
Boris Giltburg, Rhys Owens, RLPO, Vasily Petrenko - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; String Quartet No. 8 (2017)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano; Rhys Owens, Trumpet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573666 | Time: 01:09:45

Shostakovich’s two Piano Concertos span a period of almost thirty years. The youthful First Piano Concerto is a masterful example of eclecticism, its inscrutable humour and seriousness allied to virtuoso writing enhanced by the rôle for solo trumpet. Written as a birthday present for his son Maxim, the Second Piano Concerto is light-spirited with a hauntingly beautiful slow movement. With the permission of the composer’s family, Boris Giltburg has arranged the exceptionally dark, deeply personal and powerful String Quartet No. 8, thereby establishing a major Shostakovich solo piano composition.
The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015) [Official Digital Download]

The George Duke Quartet - Jazz Workshop 1966 (2014/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 37:56 minutes | 381 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Just barely 20 at the time, pianist George Duke made his recording debut with a straight-ahead quartet also including the obscure bass trumpeter David Simmons, bassist John Heard and drummer George Walker. This was one of Duke's very few all-standards sets, and he proved to be a fine hard bop/soul-jazz pianist; unfortunately, that phase would not last long. Highlights include "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," "Jeannine" and "Secret Love." But by the time the pianist recorded his second date as a leader three years later, this particular George Duke would be history.
Kodály Quartet & Gian-Luca Petrucci - Viotti: Flute Quartets, Op. 22 (2017)

Kodály Quartet & Gian-Luca Petrucci - Viotti: Flute Quartets, Op. 22 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:11 | 127 MB
Label: Tudor | Release Year: 2017

The Kodály String Quartet is one of the world's leading veteran chamber ensembles. It traces its origin to 1966 when four students at the famous Franz (Ferenc) Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest founded a student string quartet named the Sebastyan Quartet. The new chamber organization quickly gained a reputation as something special, and in the same year it was officially recognized with a victory at the Geneva International Quartet Competition. In 1968, the Sebastyan Quartet won the 1968 Leo Weiner Quartet Competition in Budapest, named after the violinist-composer who was a major teacher in chamber music, and the main advocate responsible for the international fame of Hungarian string quartets.

Al-Jazeera World - The Mosque of West Amsterdam (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 27, 2017
Al-Jazeera World - The Mosque of West Amsterdam (2017)

Al-Jazeera World - The Mosque of West Amsterdam (2017)
HDTV | 1280x664 | .MKV/AVC @ 2271 Kbps | 46min 25s | 776 MiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

For the past 16 years, Huseyin Gunduz has dreamt of building a mosque in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. Having had to perform congregational prayers in factories, community centres and people's basements, he and his committee have spent years campaigning and fundraising to build a place of worship and make their dream - and that of their whole community - a reality.