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Ars nova: French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 24, 2018
Ars nova: French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century

Ars nova: French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century (Music in Medieval Europe) by John L. Nádas,‎ Michael Scott Cuthbert
2009 | ISBN: 075462708X | English | 594 pages | PDF | 38 MB
Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)

Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 361 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 19 | Time: 72:37 min

William Jackson of Exeter (17301803) was a painter and writer as well as a composer, but he has been, until now, something of a hidden treasure. As Timothy Roberts writes in his introduction to this first album of Jacksons music, his songs are rooted in English traditions, and if his harmonies rarely move beyond those of Corelli and Handel, Jacksons emphasis on sensibility also brings hints of early Romanticism. One contemporary observed that His melodies were pure and natural, resulting in music that is both elegant and charming. This recording brings two esteemed early-music stars into the Toccata Classics catalogue: Dame Emma Kirkby and Charles Daniels.

Ars Pro Vita - Minor (2017)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 3, 2018
Ars Pro Vita - Minor (2017)

Ars Pro Vita - Minor (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 364 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Ars Pro Vita are two brothers. They live in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Ars Pro Vita is the result of a flood of ideas to realize projects which subjects may always reflect their views on life, human nature and its idiosyncrasies. Music is an art form. Life needs art to stay alive. Their aim is to spread our music as a form of art to serve life. Art For Life. Ars Pro Vita.
Minor is about freedom and its absence. The scenery could take place today, but it was set at the time of free people, kidnappers, large wooden ships and total lack of the concept of human rights. Along the songs Minor tells about life, affection, fear, suffering and his quest in search to escape from slavery. Minor is timeless. Minor screams for an inherent value of life. Minor could be me, could be you, could be anyone. Minor wants to tell his story… so that it doesn't happen ever again.
Spices! Perfumes! Toxins! - Dukas, Dorman - Aron Leijendeckers & Dan Townsend (2018) {ARS ARS38234 Official Digital Download}

Spices! Perfumes! Toxins! - Dukas, Dorman - Aron Leijendeckers & Dan Townsend (2018) {ARS ARS38234 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 170 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Ars Produktion | ARS3823
Classical / Early 20th Century / 21th Century / Modern Classical / Percussion / Orchestral

Works for percussion and orchestra can be timbral gimmickry from the workshops of compositional Avantgardists; or they are rhythmically inspired by the nature of the solo instrument. However, they can also be full of melody and feeling. This is true of Avner Dormans Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! a concerto for two percussionists and orchestra. Instead of hailing from a theoretical ivory tower, this work adheres to the basic form of the solo concerto. In spite of this, every note speaks the language of modernism while steering clear of typically engineered moments.

Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - Crossing Borders (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 23, 2017
Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - Crossing Borders (2017)

Ars Nova Copenhagen & Paul Hillier - Crossing Borders (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 241 MB
Label: Dacapo | Tracks: 15 | Time: 58:23 min

On this release, Paul Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen continue their exploration of Danish vocal music. The main work here, Line Tjornhojs Vox Reportage, was composed in close co-operation with the artists, and weaves various sources together including 1981 Nobel laureate Elias Canetti, Chelsea Manning, and Rabiahal Adawiyya (8th-century Iraq) to create a reportage on the nature of humanity over the past thousand years. In Carl Nielsens Three Motets, Renaissance polyphony and the composers more personal style are molded into something fresh and powerful; the Swedish Romantic composer Stenhammarsets Danish texts, while Holmboesets British border ballads. Everything about this album crosses borders of one kind or another!
St. Florianer Sangerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor - Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus (2017)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus etc (2017)
St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria; Gunar Letzbor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Accent | # ACC24325 | Time: 00:59:08

Several masses with large orchestration attest to the outstanding compositional skills of the Salzburg master Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) in coping with large ensembles. As usual in Salzburg, Biber expects polychoral performances. The church music at the Salzburg cathedral drew its orientation from the performance practice in Venice. The Missa Alleluia was probably composed after 1690 and certainly before 1698, because a manuscript was made in Kremsmunster that year. The original score and sheets from Salzburg are lost. Excellent copies have been preserved at the Upper Austrian abbey at Kremsmunster: they serve as a basis for the present recording. Biber has fully exploited the possibilities of Baroque Instrumentation in the Missa Alleluia: a chorus with 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors and 2 bass voices grants him a large number of combinations of voices and thus constant change of timbre. The strings choir also has six parts, with both violins often conducted virtuosically. A chorus with 3 trumpets and 2 cornetti is even surpassed in tonal mass by the chorus composed of 2 clarini, 4 trumpets, and timpani. This large number of trumpets emphasizes the cheerful character of the work and is very luxurious by Austrian standards.

Max Corbacho - Ars Lucis (2009)  Music

Posted by murena at Nov. 27, 2017
Max Corbacho - Ars Lucis (2009)

Max Corbacho - Ars Lucis (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | Cover included | 262 mb
MP3 320 kbps | 01:13:48 min | 170 mb
Genre: Electronic, Ambient / Label: AD21 Music

Spanish composer and electronics maven who specializes in ambient space music.
Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - Antonio Caldara: XII Sinfonie a Quattro (2005)

Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - Antonio Caldara: XII Sinfonie a Quattro (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 73:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 324 | Recorded: 2003

The historical-instrument ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria under violinist/conductor Gunar Letzbor has specialized in neglected repertory of the eighteenth century, and few composers fit their aims better than Antonio Caldara, a Venetian trained in the grand tradition at St. Mark's cathedral. He had a distinguished career that took him to Mantua, (perhaps) to the then-Austrian court at Barcelona, to Rome, and finally to Vienna itself, where he became vice-kapellmeister under emperor Charles VI. As with other composers in this milieu, most of his production was vocal. The 12 Sinfonie a quattro recorded here are very brief specimens of the kind of sinfonia that served as a curtain raiser for an opera or oratorio, the genre from which the independent symphony ultimately evolved. In this case the sinfonias are taken from oratorios, named in the subtitles of each work. They consist of three or four movements, many of them extremely short but not excluding counterpoint and even little fugal finales. The tone is restrained, in keeping with the religious subject matter, and the texture is pretty constant aside from a few violin solos. Combine that with the technically smooth but rather deadpan readings from Letzbor, a disciple of Reinhard Goebel and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the result, at least for the general listener, is a very subdued hour of music in a program that would unlikely have been performed in its own time.
(James Manheim)
Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria, Bernarda Fink - Francesco Bartolomeo Conti: Cantate con istromenti I-IV (2002)

Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria, Bernarda Fink - Francesco Bartolomeo Conti: Cantate con istromenti I-IV (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 284 Mb | Total time: 68:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A 309 | Recorded: 2001

A ubiquitous Viennese figure in the early 1700s, Francesco Conti was one of several gifted Italian Baroque composers who settled in foreign lands. If Caldara remains the most durable Italian figure in Vienna, Conti's star — on this evidence — deserves to be dusted down and given a second chance. These four cantatas from eight Cantate am istromenti probably date from the first decade of the century and feature the most delectable plethora of obbligato instruments imaginable.

Arsène LUPIN (2004) Repost  Video

Posted by galmuchet at Oct. 15, 2017
Arsène LUPIN (2004) Repost

Arsène LUPIN (2004)
DVDrip | XviD-1201 | mp3@128 | 672x288 | Audio: French | Subs: English (srt) French (idx/sub) | DVD Cover & Sticker | 2h05 | 1.2 Gb
Thriller | France 13 oct 2004 | Realisation Jean-Paul SALOME

A 26 ans, Arsène Lupin est un jeune voleur insouciant qui détrousse l'aristocratie parisienne. Le jeune cambrioleur virtuose multiplie les coups d'éclat : attaque d'un train lancé à pleine allure, acrobaties sur les toits du Louvre, vol spectaculaire à la cathédrale de Rouen. Mais ses plans vont être perturbés par sa passion aveugle pour la vénéneuse comtesse de Cagliostro…