Andreas Sommer

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:37:19 | 763 MB
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 0289 459 6882 7

It's been conventional wisdom for several generations that Solomon, great oratorio though it may be, contains a lot of deadwood; conductors have regularly cut some items and changed the order of others. (Even John Eliot Gardiner's excellent recording cuts about 30 minutes of music.) Leave it to Paul McCreesh to give us the complete score–and demonstrate that Handel's original structure makes plenty of sense and that every number is worthwhile.
Andreas Brantelid & Bengt Forsberg - Gabriel Faure: The Music for Cello & Piano (2017)

Andreas Brantelid & Bengt Forsberg - Gabriel Fauré: The Music for Cello & Piano (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2220 | Time: 01:10:13

The young cellist Andreas Brantelid, often accompanied and perhaps guided by the much older Bengt Forsberg, has gained notice for sheer virtuoso chops. But in this recital covering all of Gabriel Fauré's music for cello and piano, it's his way with a sheer melody that impresses the most: the two Berceuses (cradle song), the flawless unfolding of the two sonata slow movements from simple opening material (sample that of the elegiac Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117), the remarkable, 54-second Morceau de Lecture (originally for two cellos, and the only arranged work here). Brantelid certainly delivers a smooth performance of the popular Papillon, Op. 77, and all the music here – some of it well known, but most of it not so much – is a pleasure. Fauré was one of the few composers who had a real knack for writing for the cello and did so without complaining about it. The best is saved for last: the Andante for cello and harmonium is the original version of the opening Romance, Op. 69, and it's really an entirely different work, spooky and inward, with the harmonium contributing a unique wash of sound. The harmonium was an extremely common instrument in the second half of the 19th century, and it's good to hear a work played on the instrument for which it was intended. BIS contributes fine Swedish radio sound to this recommended cello recital.
Harry Bicket, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Rodelinda (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Harry Bicket, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming, Andreas Scholl - Handel: Rodelinda (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 197 min | 41,1 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 197 min | 10,6 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Renée Fleming and Andreas Scholl lead a superb cast in Stephen Wadsworth’s celebrated production of Handel’s Rodelinda from the Metropolitan Opera – based on the "Live in HD" transmission to cinemas worldwide. The title role is unique in featuring no less than eight magnificent arias. Renée Fleming’s triumph in the first run of the production was hailed by The New York Times, "Ms Fleming draws on every resource of her artistry in this portrayal: luminous sound, exquisite ornamentation, floating high notes, emotional volatility."

Sommer vorm Balkon (2005)  Video

Posted by Urmelinus at Aug. 25, 2011
Sommer vorm Balkon (2005)

Sommer vorm Balkon (2005)
DVDRip | 1h 50min | XviD - 1080kbps - 576x320 | AC3 - 448kbps | 2x700 MB
German | Sub: English
Genre: Drama

Andreas Dresen's tragicomic movie focuses on two women and their daily struggle for survival during a summer in Berlin. Katrin, a jobless single mum, and Nike, a nurse, live in the same house and are best friends. Although always dating the wrong men and still pursuing for happiness, they don't lose their humor and spend many nights together on Nike's balcony, drinking and chatting. However, Nike gets to know the trucker Ronald one day……

Summer in Berlin / Sommer vorm Balkon (2005)  Video

Posted by mihalo1988 at May 27, 2011
Summer in Berlin / Sommer vorm Balkon (2005)

Summer in Berlin / Sommer vorm Balkon (2005)
DVDRip | MKV | Audio: German + Russian | H264 | 704x560 | ~1707Kbps | Run time: ~106 min | 1.64 GB
audio: AAC-LC | 6ch, 48KHz | ~252Kbps | Subs: English + Russian
Art-House, Drama, Comedy

Andreas Dresen's tragicomic movie focuses on two women and their daily struggle for survival during a summer in Berlin. Katrin, a jobless single mum, and Nike, a nurse, live in the same house and are best friends. Although always dating the wrong men and still pursuing for happiness, they don't lose their humor and spend many nights together on Nike's balcony, drinking and chatting. However, Nike gets to know the trucker Ronald one day…

Andreas Gabalier - MTV Unplugged (Extended Version) (2017)  Music

Posted by Fizzpop at Dec. 12, 2017
Andreas Gabalier - MTV Unplugged (Extended Version) (2017)

Andreas Gabalier - MTV Unplugged (Extended Version) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:24:20 | 335 MB
Folk, Rock | Label: Electrola

Mit Andreas Gabalier stand hier nun nicht nur der erste österreichische Künstler vor den MTV Kameras, sondern auch mit Sicherheit waren noch nie so viele Dirndlkleider im Publikum zu sehen. Der Grund: Der VolksRock’n’Roller zeigte die andere Seite seiner Musik. Die Songs zurück reduziert aufs Maximum. Die Band unter der musikalischen Leitung von Producer Mathias Roska bettete Andreas‘ Lieder in behutsame Arrangements. Für den wienerischen, symphonischen Klang sorgte das 40-köpfige Max Steiner Orchestra. Am Pult stand Maestro Christian Kolonovits.
Werner Andreas Alber, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Robert Volkmann: Complete Orchestral Works (1994) (2CD)

Werner Andreas Alber, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Robert Volkmann: Complete Orchestral Works (1994) (2CD)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 456 Mb | 00:50:21 + 00:50:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO - 999 151-2

Robert Volkmann had a distinguished musical career, but even within his own lifetime his peers seem to have viewed him with respect as a worthy composer rather than one of any originality. That was probably a fair judgement and his work passed out of the concert halls and into the history books after his death. This double CD set from CPO therefore provides the modern day listener with a useful conspectus of his orchestral writing.

Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 5, 2017
Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}

Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 229MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The 2010 ECM album Purcor - Songs for Saxophone and Piano features tenor/soprano saxophonist Trygve Seim and pianist Andreas Utnem dueting on various original and traditional compositions. Although this is the first time the two musicians have recorded together, their partnership extends back to the mid-'90s when Utnem, working with Norway's Church City Mission foundation, invited Seim to perform with him at several church services. Choosing from a mix of liturgical compositions for mass and some original pieces, Utnem then played in his own classical- and jazz-based style while Seim improvised around him. The result, as heard on this album, is a kind of hybrid of classical, jazz, and folk styles fits nicely into the softly introspective, and cerebral ECM approach.

A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Nov. 23, 2017
A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer

Melissa Muller, "A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer"
English | ISBN: 0330451596, 0230528023 | 2017 | 368 pages | EPUB, MOBI, AZW3 | 5 MB
Mário Laginha, Julian Argüelles & Helge Andreas Norbakken - Setembro (2017)

Mário Laginha, Julian Argüelles & Helge Andreas Norbakken - Setembro
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 53:12 min | 255 MB
Label: Edition Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

‘Setembro’ is the brilliantly conceived and executed album from three supremely gifted and creative musical minds in Portuguese pianist Mário Laginha, English saxophonist Julian Argüelles and Norwegian percussionist Helge Andreas Norbakken. Their combined maturity and vision has produced an album of sublime beauty and personality distinguished by effortless and flowing creativity. With propulsive grooves, complex but ever-lyrical melodies, and open-minded interaction ‘Setembro’ demonstrates the vitality and importance of what is great about contemporary jazz in Europe.