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Scott Hamilton - Scott Hamilton With Strings (1993) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Scott Hamilton - Scott Hamilton With Strings (1993)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 58:08 minutes | 1,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Saxophone heavyweight Scott Hamilton wanted to make an album that would stand up to the best of them and he wanted to do it the right way. To do this he choose some of his favorite ballads and played the songs live in studio with a large string section, with no overdubs or laid-in tracks. This album was arranged and conducted by Alan Broadbent. The record was recorded in Hollywood on October 5 & 6, 1992.
Charlie Shavers - Gershwin, Shavers & Strings (1954) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6130}

Charlie Shavers - Gershwin, Shavers & Strings (1954) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6130}
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© 1954, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6130 | LP BCP-27
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet

Reissue. Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. The music of George Gershwin, but taken to some great late night territory by the trumpet of Charlie Shavers! The album's a sublime "with strings" date – one that has Charlie blowing beautifully over backdrops from Sy Oliver – charts that certainly use some string instruments, but often in a very spare, mellow way – so that once Shavers gets going, his trumpet is right out front – often with a beautifully moody tone! Titles include "I've Got A Crush On You", "Embraceable You", "Liza", "Summertime", "But Not For Me", and "It Ain't Necessarily So".
Phil Woods with Strings - The Thrill Is Gone (2003) [Japan 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Phil Woods with Strings - The Thrill Is Gone (2003) [Japan 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:23 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,74 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,13 GB

"Phil Woods with Strings?" you may ask with a bit of apprehension. An album with strings, which is inevitably heavily arranged, is always a risky proposition for a jazz musician whose art depends above all on spontaneous improvisation. But Phil Woods, arguably the best alto sax player alive today, has done it many times in his 55-year career. What distinguishes this album is the core group: Wood's regular quartet featuring the young and brilliant pianist Bill Charlap. Also, they decided to go with a string quintet (two violins, two violas and one cello) instead of a larger string section. This probably worked to make the ensemble agile and more spontaneous. The first violinist even takes a few solos!
Masaaki Suzuki, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon Musagète; Concerto in D for Strings (2016) [Re-Up]

Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon Musagète; Concerto in D for Strings (2016)
Tapiola Sinfonietta, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2211 | Time: 01:04:55

Masaaki Suzuki is firmly established as a leading authority on the works of Bach, both in his capacity as director of the Bach Collegium Japan and as an organist and harpsichordist. In recent years he has also been appearing in front of eminent orchestras worldwide, however, conducting repertoire as diverse as Britten, Fauré or Mahler. For his first recording of 20th century repertoire, Suzuki has chosen to collaborate with the acclaimed Tapiola Sinfonietta in an all-Stravinsky programme. The disc begins with the music for Pulcinella – here in the concert suite devised by the composer – which Stravinsky later described as ‘the epiphany through which the whole of my later work became possible’. Pulcinella was commissioned in 1919 by the Ballets Russes, for which Stravinsky had already written The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. For this adaptation of an early eighteenth-century commedia dell'arte libretto, he based his score on existing music, initially ascribed to Pergolesi although material by other baroque composers is also included.
Thomas Hobbs, Romina Lischka & Sofie Vanden Eynde - Orpheus' Noble Strings (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thomas Hobbs, Romina Lischka & Sofie Vanden Eynde - Orpheus' Noble Strings (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:57 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Orpheus and his lyre: how to better picture the power of music? Orpheus could move stones to tears, he even moved to pity the gates of death. Music overturns the world, this the composers of the English Renaissance knew very well. Even more, music is the soul of the world, a unifying force. Thomas Hobbs celebrates the many facets of music in lutesongs, in particular those of by T. Campion and J. Danyel. It is not solely the lute which accompanies the song, but also less frequently heard instruments such as the lyra viol, the bandora, the orpharion. With their generous strings, these instruments bring to the ears the sound of Orpheus' magical lyre.
Svend Asmussen - Amazing Strings (1975/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Svend Asmussen - Amazing Strings (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 33:48 minutes | 675 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Danish violinist Svend Asmussen, a household name in his own country and Stéphane Grappelli’s favourite violinist, has played with such greats as Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, John Lewis and Toots Thielemans. On "Amazing Strings", Asmussen performs in front of a string orchestra accompanied by a jazz rhythm section: actually, Asmussen is the string orchestra, overdubbing all the violin and cello voices. The material moves in and out of classical, traditional and jazz interpretations with Asmussen playing the seldom-heard tenor violin on several of these pieces. Most will recognize Borodin’s Danse des jeunes filles as the pop hit Stranger in Paradise, interpreted here with a lush romanticism.
Bjork - Vulnicura Strings (Vulnicura: The Acoustic Version) (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Björk - Vulnicura Strings (2015) [Vulnicura: The Acoustic Version]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:00 minutes | 1,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Electronics-stripped reinterpretation of Björk's 2015 album, with new violin solos by Una Sveinbjarnardottir and strings recorded by a Viola Organista.

Alkemia Quartet - Sollima: 4 Strings (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 26, 2018
Alkemia Quartet - Sollima: 4 Strings (2018)

Alkemia Quartet - Sollima: 4 Strings (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 345 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | 01:04:26
Classical | Label: Dynamic

n the collective imagination, the string quartet is associated with the great classical repertoire, but in the past twenty years it has inevitably been affected by the experimentations of contemporary music and by the influence of the increased circulation and popularity of jazz. Thus the creation of a “non-classical” string quartet which, however, borrows the classical quartet’s discipline, technique and founding philosophy. The Alkemia Quartet became immediately interested in the works of Giovanni Sollima.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Lachrymae - Music for Strings: Purcell, Britten, Part, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Tippett (2012)

Lachrymae - Music for Strings: Purcell, Britten, Pärt, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Tippett (2012)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Nicolas Bône (viola)
Douglas Boyd, William Conway, Richard Egarr (conductors)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Apex | # 2564 66070-5 | Time: 01:12:00

This CD is one of two Warner Classics recordings taped live during a series of concerts presented by the world renowned Chamber Orchestra of Europe during Easter Week 2003. The title for the concert series, presented in London, was Passions and Diversions as the works relate to different aspects of reflection and inspiration. In this program, Britten and Stokowski interpret works by Purcell in their own idioms; Britten draws on his English musical roots to inspire an original work, Lachrymae and Britten himself is the source of inspiration in Pärt’s Cantus. In the case of the Vaughan Williams, Tippett and Walton works, the inspirations are other composers and literature. The Chamber Orchestra of Europe has been described in The Financial Times as “the best orchestra in Europe.” The COE was founded in 1981 and has a membership of 50 musicians from 15 countries who perform together mainly in continental Europe and occasionally in the US and Japan. Since its inception, it has appeared with the world’s leading conductors and soloists, and its recordings have consistently won the highest praise and international prizes, including three Gramophone “Record of the Year” awards.
J.S. Bach - Branderburg Concertos (1-6) and Orchestral Suites (1-4) (1990) {3CD Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner}

J.S. Bach - Branderburg Concertos (1-6) and Orchestral Suites (1-4) (1990) {3CD Festival Strings Lucerne, Rudolf Baumgartner rel 1977-1978}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 986 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 433 Mb
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© 1977-78, 1990 EuroDisc / BMG Ariola | 69219-2-RV
Classical / Baroque / Concerto / Orchestral

I've been listening to Brandenburgs non-stop for the past three weeks, for some reason. I love the Ristenpart recording, and I like the Britten version even better in some ways. This Baumgartner recording has a certain elegance. The pace is a tad slower and the ambience a bit thicker. The second movement of the first Brandenburg hits that emotional place a bit better than in the Britten version. I would be hard pressed to say which I prefer overall, but on first listening I sure loved this recording.