Baroque Glass

Christopher D. Lewis, John McMurtery, Kevin Mallon - Philip Glass, John Rutter & Jean Francaix - Harpsichord Concertos (2013)

Philip Glass, John Rutter & Jean Françaix - Harpsichord Concertos (2013)
Christopher D. Lewis, harpsichord; John McMurtery, flute
West Side Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Mallon

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573146 | Time: 01:04:00

Attracted by a delightful fusion of early music sonorities with modern expressiveness, the three composers in this amazingly rich and varied programme build on the magnificent harpsichord concerto legacy of JS Bach. John Rutter’s beautiful Suite Antique is full of rich and haunting themes, with a significant solo flute part and a jazzy Waltz which is as much Brubeck as Bach. Philip Glass delivers an exciting experience of virtuoso instrumental blending and solo expressiveness, and with typical wit and elegance. Jean Françaix’s Concerto is terrific fun throughout.
Marcel Worms - Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations; Philip Glass: Metamorphosis (2012)

Marcel Worms - Bach & Glass (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Zefir Records | # ZEF 9629 | Time: 01:19:46

The CD combines Bach's Goldberg Variations with the Metamorphosis of Philip Glass and offers a confrontation between two completely different musical worlds.

Cirque Du Soleil: Baroque Odyssey (1994)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 9, 2016
Cirque Du Soleil: Baroque Odyssey (1994)

Cirque Du Soleil: Anniversary Collection. Baroque Odyssey (1994)
DVD Video | Video_ts | 0hr 55mn | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 2.97 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitles: None
Genre: Show | Musical | Fantasy

Cirque du Soleil's Anniversary Collection 1984-2005 is a 12-disc retrospective of the Canadian troupe's distinctive brand of performance, involving the fantastic feats of acrobatics and athleticism, balance and contortion; the single-ring techno circus; the multicolored lights and costumes; the abstract story lines of fantasy and self-discovery; the music that fuses rock, New Age, and various world influences; and the madcap clowns that prey on their live audiences.
Kronos Quartet - Music by Sculthorpe, Sallinem, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix (1986) Reissue 2011

Kronos Quartet - Music by Sculthorpe, Sallinem, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix (1986) Reissue 2011
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chamber Music, Minimalism, Avant-Garde | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79111-2 | Time: 00:49:11

To say this barrier-breaking string quartet plays modern music is an understatement. All of the five composers showcased on this audacious recording were born in the 20th century. Minimalist Philip Glass is among the best known of the five, whose works cannot possibly be mistaken with anything from the baroque or classical periods. This particular foursome illustrates the grace, beauty, and even power of a string quartet, but goes well beyond. In the words of first violinist and leader David Harrington, "I've always wanted the string quartet to be vital, and energetic, and alive, and cool, and not afraid to kick ass and be absolutely beautiful and ugly if it has to be." The album-ending cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic "Purple Haze" must be heard to be believed.
Tim Fain plays Philip Glass: Partita for Solo Violin (2015)

Tim Fain plays Philip Glass: Partita for Solo Violin (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0050 | Time: 00:45:53

Violinist Tim Fain has worked extensively with minimalist composer Philip Glass in performances and in the preparation of new pieces, and the most impressive result of their collaboration may be the Partita for solo violin (2010), a seven-movement suite written especially for Fain. Associations with Johann Sebastian Bach's violin partitas are inevitable, and it's clear that Glass has had them in mind while composing in what can be described as an aspirational, rather than a merely imitative, manner. Glass has for the most part avoided his customary ostinatos and static sections, and his use of broken chords only suggests counterpoint, rather than propulsive rhythmic patterns. He has also eschewed any direct references to Bach or Baroque style, yet the Partita's kinship with the older models is certainly felt, and Fain's playing has a lot to do with it. The ebb and flow of tempos and the expressive use of rubato give the Partita an introspective feeling, and the freedom of individual expression is quite removed from the locked-in, high-energy ensemble playing that was Glass' early trademark style.

Bach and the High Baroque [repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at Jan. 10, 2015
Bach and the High Baroque [repost]

Bach and the High Baroque
32xDVDRip | AVI/XviD, ~716 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 24:51:04 | English: MP3, 160 kb/s (2 ch) | 8.93 GB
Genre: Biographies, Music

Underappreciated in his own time, Johann Sebastian Bach has ascended to Olympian heights in the estimation of generations of music lovers. But what is it about his music that makes it great? Composer and musicologist Robert Greenberg helps you hear the extraordinary sweep of Bach's music and understand his compositional language—whether you're a devoted admirer or a casual listener.
(Arte) Les musiques d'Henri IV - De la Renaissance au baroque (2013)

(Arte) Les musiques d'Henri IV - De la Renaissance au baroque (2013)
TNT-Rip by Clo2 | French | 43min | 720 x 576 | 25.000 fps | MP4 | AVC High@L3.1 @ 750 Kbps | AAC @ 128 Kbps | 271 MB
Genre : Documentaire, Musique

Principalement tourné au Château de Fontainebleau, ce programme propose un parcours musical réunissant les grands compositeurs du règne d’Henri IV, parmi lesquels Eustache Du Caurroy et Claude Lejeune. Pour l’histoire de la musique, le règne d’Henri IV (1572-1610) fait figure de période charnière. Le grand style polyphonique de la Renaissance atteint son apogée avant de disparaître peu à peu, remplacé par des écritures et des genres nouveaux. Une esthétique nouvelle est en marche : le baroque.

(Arte) Georg Friedrich Haendel - Maître du baroque (2011)  Video

Posted by Morocco at Nov. 6, 2011
(Arte) Georg Friedrich Haendel - Maître du baroque (2011)

(Arte) Georg Friedrich Haendel - Maître du baroque (2011)
TNT-Rip by Clo2 | French | 52min | 640 x 368 | 25.000 fps | Avi | MPEG-4 XviD @ 894 Kbps | MP3 @ 128 Kbps | 384 MB
Genre : Documentaire, Musique

Au XVIIIe siècle, les opéras et oratorios ont valu à Haendel une telle notoriété mondiale que l'on peut considérer qu'il fut la première star de la musique. Aucun autre compositeur avant lui n'avait connu une telle gloire de son vivant ni des revenus aussi substantiels. Ce documentaire revient sur son parcours au fil de ses voyages à travers l'Europe baroque : Halle, Hambourg, Florence, Rome, Venise et Londres, où il s'installa définitivement. Un périple ponctué par des extraits de ses oeuvres, notamment "Lascia la spina", mélodie classique du répertoire haendélien interprétée, par la chanteuse baroque Roberta Invernizzi ; l'air des "Furie terribile", tiré de l'opéra Rinaldo par la grande soprano Simone Kermes ; des airs des opéras Agrippina et Giulio Cesare, interprétés respectivement par Sandrine Piau à Halle et Magdalena Kožená à Venise.

Timeless: Music by Tarquinio Merula and Philip Glass [REPOST]  Music

Posted by First Amendment at Nov. 17, 2010
Timeless: Music by Tarquinio Merula and Philip Glass [REPOST]

Timeless: Music by Tarquinio Merula and Philip Glass
EAC | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Booklet & Covers | RAR 372 MB
Classical | 2010 | Harmonia Mundi | Playing Time: 69'21"

The Lautten Compagney discovers surprising points of contact between the baroque composer Tarquinio Merula and American contemporary composer Philip Glass. This is music of pure pleasure that effortlessly crosses all stylistic and historical boundaries.

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà - Philip Glass: Portrait (2008)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at Oct. 4, 2010
Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà - Philip Glass: Portrait (2008)

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà - Philip Glass: Portrait (2008)
EAC Rip | APE+CUE+LOG | 286 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 151 MB
Classical/Strings | Label: Analekta | 65:39

"This is one of the best Philip Glass albums in ages. Led by French Canadian violinist Angele Dubeau, the all-female string-ensemble La Pieta has woven together some of the composer's most moodily romantic and irresistible pieces, playing them with a lush, almost hypnotizing beauty. The album includes his "Mishima" and "Company" scores, as well as the piano-laced suite from "The Hours." The theme from "The Secret Agent" soundtrack is one of Glass' most haunting melodies, with a mysteriously dramatic quality that's almost Purcell-like. "Echorus" is another Baroque-channeling highlight, violins singing bittersweet over a slowly rocking rhythm. From one end of the album to the other, it feels like one long song, in the best sense." – Bradley Bambarger, The Star-Ledger (Newark)