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Gustav Holst - The Collector's Edition (6CD) 2012  Music

Posted by toma80 at March 29, 2014
Gustav Holst - The Collector's Edition (6CD) 2012

Gustav Holst - The Collector's Edition (6CD) 2012
MP3 320 kbps | Tracks: 100 (6 CD) | 07:29:06 | 1.01 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics

EMI Classics presents a magnificent collection that celebrates the life and career of English composer Gustav Holst. Containing an outside selection of Holst s greatest works including his most famous orchestral suite The Planets, the rare The Perfect Fool, as well as the Walt Whitman inspired Ode to Death. This 6-CD collector s edition provides a chance for all classical music aficionados to listen and experience his timeless compositions
Gil Shaham, LSO, Andre Previn - Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)

Samuel Barber & Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concertos (1994)
Gil Shaham, violin; London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by André Previn

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 439 886-2 | Time: 01:01:10

This sparkling suite for violin and piano came into being when the composer had to adapt his incidental score for a production of Shakespeare's play to the impending absence of the chamber orchestral. The result is a brilliant piece for violin and piano, which the composer quickly released in a four-movement version. There are other recordings of the chamber orchestra suite in five-movements that duplicate only three of the movements of this version. Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist André Previn are ideal partners in this brilliant performance. The four movements allow Shaham to show four sides of his violinist's personality: He skips and plays in carefree fashion in the opening movement, indulges in the grotesquery and parody of the second, gets to play the romantic in the garden scene of the third movement, and dazzles with virtuosity in the final hornpipe. Previn's part is more than mere accompaniment; the piano often has a large part of the mood of the music and his contribution is, to use a word already employed here, ideal.
Bruckner Orchester Linz - Gustav Holst: The Planets (2002) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bruckner Orchester Linz - Gustav Holst: The Planets (2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:36 minutes | 890 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Considered by the classical world as one of the most magnificent works of the 20th century, Chesky Records combines its outstanding recording technique with the renowned Bruckner Orchester Linz to produce an extraordinary recording of The Planets by Gustov Holst. This aural spectacular features . . .
Holst - The Collector's Edition (2012) (6CD Box Set) {EMI Classics} (REPOST)

Holst - The Collector's Edition (2012) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1868 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1085 mb
Classical | Label: EMI Classics / 50999 4 40471 2 2

The reasons for Holst’s relative neglect, beyond The Planets and the Band Suites, aren’t hard to fathom. He wrote no large works in conventional forms, and never repeated himself. Even the Choral Symphony on poetry by Keats, here in its finest recorded performance to date (by Boult), owes very little to precedent–Mahler’s Eighth and Elgar’s The Black Knight, perhaps–and in any case features Holst’s personal combination of “spacey” orchestral color and rhythmic complexity (sample below). The music is both personal, technically virtuosic, and however beautiful somewhat cool emotionally. There is nothing else quite like it in the early 20th century.
Holst- The Planets Op 32, Paganini- Introduction & Variations (LSO & Chorus, Gary Karr, Geoffrey Simon) [1991]

Holst- The Planets Op 32, Paganini- Introduction & Variations (London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Gary Karr, Geoffrey Simon) [1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 259 MB
Classical | Label: Laserlight | Catalog Number: 14010 | TT: 61'01

Gustav Holst's "The Planets" is a brilliant portrayal of the other celestial bodies outside of Earth (except for Pluto because it wasn't discovered back when Holst composed this). Mars is violent and in a military march form. Parts of it have the brassy dominating sound resembling that of Darth Vader's theme. Venus sounds like something out of a black-and-white romantic movie, high lush strings, celesta, french horn and all, a personal favorite. Mercury is a very playful sounding piece, strong emphasis on the woodwinds and strings. Jupiter is definately my favorite…
Herbert von Karajan & Adrian Boult - Holst - Les Planetes (2016) {Les indispensables de Diapason}

Herbert von Karajan & Adrian Boult - Holst - Les Planetes (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 383 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 207 mb
Classical, Orchestral | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason / No. 82

Although best remembered for his devotion to the core Austro-Germanic repertoire, Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan did flirt with the English repertoire in the '50s and early '60s.

David Lloyd-Jones - Holst Gustav The Planets (2004) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 9, 2017
David Lloyd-Jones - Holst Gustav The Planets (2004) [SACD-R][OF]

David Lloyd-Jones - Holst Gustav The Planets (2004) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical | SACD ISO: DSD 2.0/DST 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 4.28 GB
Label: Naxos | Release Year: 2004

This version of Holst’s endearing masterpiece, “The Planets”, sounds very good in Naxos’ super audio 5.1 technology. I do not have the point one (subwoofer) hooked up in my house and assume, by listening to the recording in 5.0, that the timpani — which are already very powerful and forward placed — would be explosive if you listened in 5.1. The sound is very good otherwise, with wide ranging and natural orchestral body and timbre. It is not the best super audio sound I’ve heard but it is good and a big improvement over the stereo sound on the last version of “The Planets” I purchased, the one Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle released last year.

FABRIZIO DE ANDRE' - Dentro Faber (2011) Limited Edition  Music

Posted by edi1967 at Jan. 2, 2017
FABRIZIO DE ANDRE' - Dentro Faber (2011) Limited Edition

FABRIZIO DE ANDRE' - Dentro Faber (2011) Limited Edition
8 x DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | ISO | PAL | 1.78:1 | 4:3 | 720x576 | Dolby Digital 2.0 AC3 | ~ 07:15:22 | 32.5 Gb
Languages: Italian | Subtitle: English | Extra: Scene Selection, Menù, Commentary
Genre: Songwriter, Pop, Folk | Release Date: 2011 | Distributor: RaI Trade, Fondazione De Andre'

Dentro Faber è un cofanetto di Fabrizio de Andrè uscito nel 2011, composto da 8 DVD contenenti alcuni spezzoni di concerti dal vivo, immagini d'archivio, interviste e materiale inedito del cantautore genovese. Il percorso artistico e umano di Fabrizio De André in 8 DVD ricchi di materiale inedito. Una raccolta definitiva, suddivisa secondo gli argomenti chiave della sua opera: L’amore, Gli ultimi, Le donne, L’uomo il potere e la guerra, Genova e il Mediterraneo, Il sacro, L’anarchia, Poesia in forma di canzone.
Holst, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind ‎- The Planets (1975) [MFSL UDSACD 4005]

Holst, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind ‎- The Planets (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 4005 | ~ 226 or 133 Mb | Scans Included
Classical

The Planets, composed between 1914 and 1916, is a suite of seven movements. Holst's starting point for the music was the astrological character of each planet, though his interest in astrology went no deeper than its musical suggestiveness…
Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton - Gustav Holst: The Morning of the Year, The Golden Goose, King Estmere (1996)

Guildford Choral Society, Hilary Davan Wetton - Gustav Holst: The Morning of the Year, The Golden Goose, King Estmere (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:10 | 333 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA66784

Some composers really deserve their reputation as artists whose fame rests on a single work, but with Holst the popularity of The Planets really has obscured the large quantity of good music he wrote in other forms. Part of the problem also stemmed from his daughter, Imogene, who was severely critical of her father's work and whose baleful influence persists to this day. These three choral ballets contain a large measure of delightful and wholly characteristic music. It's crime that we have had to wait until now for a complete recording of them, and fortunately these performances make a strong case for many more.