Bach 1954

Henryk Szeryng - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas & Partitas For Violin (1968) 2CD, Remastered Reissue 1996

Henryk Szeryng - Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas & Partitas For Violin (1968/1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 745 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 339 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 453 004-2 | Time: 02:09:51

Henryk Szeryng was one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, fully equal — or superior — both technically and artistically to other more famous violinists. His performances of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas are particularly outstanding. One of the most acclaimed performances of the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.
René Thomas - The Real Cat [Recorded 1954-1956] (2000) (Repost)

Rene Thomas - The Real Cat [Recorded 1954-1956] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 313 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 132 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (549 400-2)

Rene Thomas was a Belgian guitarist who hoped to make it big on the international jazz scene following his move to Paris and a flurry of recording activity in the 1950s and early 1960s, though his goal ultimately eluded him. This CD in Verve's Jazz in Paris reissue series combines two separate dates originally made for Barclay and Polydor. For the most part, Thomas' approach to the guitar is rather laid back, particularly in his spacious arrangement to "All the Things You Are."

A Star Is Born (1954)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at May 3, 2018
A Star Is Born (1954)

A Star Is Born (1954)
DVDRip | MKV | AVC 720x396, ~ 1.5 Mbps | 2hr 45mn | 2.45 GB
English: Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 384 kbps; French: Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Subtitles: English, French, Arabic, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish
Genre: Drama | Musical | Romance

A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Senso (1954)  Video

Posted by Tavaz at May 1, 2018
Senso (1954)

Senso (1954)
BDRip | MKV | 1484x1080 | English | H264 | FLAC | 2 h 3 min | 11.8 GiB
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, History, Romance

A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.
Samuil Feinberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Clavier & Organ Works (1997) [Samuil Feinberg Edition, Vol. 1]

Samuil Feinberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Clavier & Organ Works (1997)
Samuil Feinberg Edition, Volume 1 (Transcriptions by S. Feinberg)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Jimmy Classic | # OM 03-130 | Time: 01:12:15

The recordings released in this series are devoted to the music of Bach, never a specialty among Russians, and they have the feeling of something extreme, developed in isolation. Feinberg plays Bach, perhaps, as Liszt might have heard Bach and played him – with maximum use of the pedals, a full range of dynamics, and an approach that in every way transforms Bach into an arch-Romantic. This disc, in the label's Feinberg series, is perhaps the most extreme of all, for here the artist tackles not only piano works but those for organ – the listener is treated not only to Feinberg's interpretations but also to his transcriptions. Sample the booming bass lines of the group of chorale preludes in the middle of the program. Of course, the line between transcription and interpretation in this case is not terribly clear. Taken as a whole, the Chromatic fantasia and fugue, BWV 903, leaves the impression that the music has been pushed nearly as far as in Busoni's Bach transcriptions; it's not Bach, really, but it's quite a thrill.
Jordi Savall - J.S. Bach - Les Six Concerts Brandebourgeois (1991) {2010 Remaster Alia Vox AVSA 9871 A+B)

Jordi Savall - J.S. Bach - Les Six Concerts Brandebourgeois (1991) {2010 Remaster Alia Vox AVSA 9871 A+B)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 566 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 232 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 116 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991, 2010 Alia Vox | AVSA 9871 A+B
Classical / Baroque

This reissue offers music lovers a golden opportunity to hear one of the truly great sets of Brandenburg Concertos. Listeners familiar with the fast, super-bright sound of certain famous British and German authentic instrument groups such as The English Concert or Musica Antiqua Kцln, will find much to savor in these warmly dark-toned versions. Gamba player turned conductor Jordi Savall treats each work with positively epicurean relish.

Doctor in the House (1954)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at April 2, 2018
Doctor in the House (1954)

Doctor in the House (1954)
DVDRip | 1h 31mn | 720x536 | AVI XviD@2897Kbps 23.98fps | MP3@112Kbps 1CH 48KHz | 1.29 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Comedy | Subtitles: None

Simon Sparrow is a newly arrived medical student at St Swithin's hospital in London. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls he is soon immersed in the wooing, imbibing and fast sports-car driving that constitute 1950's medical training.

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2018
Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)

Brad Mehldau - After Bach (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Scans included
Label: Nonesuch Records | # 7559-79318-0 | Time: 01:09:22
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Classical Crossover

No composer looms over modern jazz quite like Johann Sebastian Bach, whose harmonic rigour seems to have provided the basis for bebop and all that followed. Listen to the endlessly mutating semiquavers tumbling from Charlie Parker’s saxophone and it could be the top line of a Bach fantasia; the jolting cycle of chords in John Coltrane’s Giant Steps could come straight from a Bach fugue and Bach’s contrapuntal techniques crop up in countless jazz pianists, from Bill Evans to Nina Simone. Bach certainly casts a long shadow over US pianist Brad Mehldau: even when he’s gently mutilating pieces by Radiohead, Nick Drake or the Beatles, he sounds like Glenn Gould ripping into the Goldberg Variations. Which is why it comes as no surprise to see Mehldau recording an entire album inspired by Bach. However, this is not a jazz album. Instead of riffing on Bach themes, as the likes of Jacques Loussier or the Modern Jazz Quartet have done in the past, After Bach sees Mehldau using Bach’s methodology. Mehldau plays five of Bach’s canonic 48 Preludes and Fugues, each followed by his own modern 21st-century response.

Gerald Wilson And His Orchestra - 1946-1954 (2007)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 31, 2018
Gerald Wilson And His Orchestra - 1946-1954 (2007)

Gerald Wilson And His Orchestra - 1946-1954 (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 204 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1444)

After leaving Detroit and arriving in Los Angeles, Gerald Wilson formed his first big band in 1944. By 1946 he was firmly established as a fine trumpet player, arranger, and composer, and was developing a style fit not only for modern jazz, but also eventually film scores. The dramatics apropos for both formats is evident on this second installment of Wilson's chronological recordings for the Classics reissue label, culled from recordings originally on the Black & White, United Artists, Excelsior, Federal, King, and Audio Lab labels. There are five different mid-sized orchestras with musicians from L.A., all quite literate and displaying different areas of expertise, and Wilson writes with each player's individual sound in mind…
Thelonious Monk & Joe Turner - In Paris [Recorded 1952-1954] (1995)

Thelonious Monk & Joe Turner - In Paris [Recorded 1952-1954] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Disques Vogue (09026-68210-2)

This CD combines together two unrelated solo piano sets. The nine performances by Thelonious Monk are a bit familiar since these renditions (which are highlighted by "'Round Midnight," "Well You Needn't," "We See" and "Hackensack") had been previously reissued by GNP/Crescendo and Mosaic. However the 13 selections (including three alternate takes) by Joe Turner (no relation to singer Big Joe Turner) are much rarer. Turner, a talented American stride pianist who spent most of his life living in France, had only recorded ten songs as a leader prior to this 1952 session and is in top form for such numbers as "Hallelujah," "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "Wedding Boogie" and three versions of "Tea for Two." This CD is easily recommended to jazz piano collectors who do not already have the Monk selections.