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Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.5 (2008) (Repost)

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Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.5 (2008) (Repost)

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.5 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:00:15 | 336 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Timpani | Catalog: 1113

On the four previous installments in Timpani's series of the orchestral works of Iannis Xenakis, Arturo Tamayo and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg have presented highly varied and volatile works from different periods of the composer's career and have provided an excellent overview of his output. This fifth volume focuses on the early orchestral works, which brought architect and mathematician Xenakis world renown as a cutting-edge composer and put him in direct opposition to the serial establishment.

James Crabb, Branford Marsalis, Håkan Hardenberger, Martyn Brabbins - Sally Beamish: The Singing (2015)

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James Crabb, Branford Marsalis, Håkan Hardenberger, Martyn Brabbins - Sally Beamish: The Singing (2015)

James Crabb, Branford Marsalis, Håkan Hardenberger, Martyn Brabbins - Sally Beamish: The Singing (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:56 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS 2156

These works of Sally Beamish, composed 2003-12, highlight the inspiration she has found in her adopted homeland Scotland and its landscape and history, while also reflecting her interest in jazz and Scottish traditional music. Often collaboration closely with her performers, the present discs the three concertante works are all played by the eminent soloists for whom they were written: James Crabb, Branford Marsalis and Håkan Hardenberger. Conductor Martyn Brabbins and the RSNO, an ensemble that has performed her works on several occasions, join the former two soloists.

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol. 4 (2005) (Repost)

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Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol. 4 (2005) (Repost)

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol. 4 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 53:06 | 329 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Timpani | Catalog: 1084

The fourth volume of Timpani's series of orchestral works by Iannis Xenakis presents four works from three distinct periods, though not in chronological order. Erikhthon for piano and orchestra (1974) is one of the "arborescent" or branch-like compositions from Xenakis' middle phase. Expanding and contracting through criss-crossing glissandi and bending clusters, the extremely loud and aggressive orchestra overwhelms the impossibly dense and struggling piano part; in this role reversal, Erikhthon may be regarded as the absolute antithesis of the conventional piano concerto. Ata (1987) is a late work, contrapuntal in nature but with the difference that the polyphonic lines are all tightly bunched in clusters; it also features a sly reference to Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps, which is unexpected and hilarious.

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.2 (2001) (Repost)

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Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.2 (2001) (Repost)

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.2 (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:03:14 | 385 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Timpani | Catalog: 1062

These four compositions are among the best and most forceful works of Xenakis. This recording of Jonchaies easily beats the version on Col Legno. I believe Shaar, Lichens, and Antikhthon are recorded here for the first time, and they are outstanding works, brilliantly performed and recorded. For those unfamiliar with the later large works of Xenakis, the CD is a must have!

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.1 (2000) (Repost)

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Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.1 (2000) (Repost)

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Arturo Tamayo - Iannis Xenakis: Orchestral Works, Vol.1 (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 59:02 | 321 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Timpani | Catalog: 1057

Arturo Tamayo's recordings of the works of Iannis Xenakis on the Timpani label are among the finest available, for they are finely interpreted, expertly performed, and brilliantly recorded. Xenakis' music is always different from piece to piece, because the composer never wanted to repeat himself, and his works always present unique challenges, depending on the nature of his evolving techniques and changing expressions. Whether it is in the stark text and extreme vocalizations of Aïs (1980), or the densely dissonant aggregations of Tracées (1987), Empreintes (1975), Noomena (1974), and Roáï (1991), Tamayo keeps the energy levels high and shapes the sound to have a sharp edge and forceful impact.

Sejong Soloists - Behzad Ranjbaran: Awakening, Elegies, Moto Perpetuo, Six Caprices, String Quartet (2010)

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Sejong Soloists - Behzad Ranjbaran: Awakening, Elegies, Moto Perpetuo, Six Caprices, String Quartet (2010)

Sejong Soloists - Behzad Ranjbaran: Awakening, Elegies, Moto Perpetuo, Six Caprices, String Quartet (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 69:55 | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8570353

Behzad Ranjbaran (b.1955) was born in Tehran, and came to the United States in 1974 to study at Indiana University. After receiving his doctorate from Juilliard in composition (he studied with Diamond, Schwantner, and Persichetti), he became a faculty member there. I confess his name was not familiar to me before this CD arrived in the mail, but perhaps it should have been. Among his recent accomplishments is a piano concerto that was premiered in 2008 by Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Robert Spano. Joshua Bell premiered his Violin Concerto in 2003. Furthermore, this is the second all-Ranjbaran CD to be released.

Rondo Classico - Memories Of Heidelberg (1998)

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Rondo Classico - Memories Of Heidelberg (1998)

Rondo Classico - Memories Of Heidelberg (1998)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 15 | 43:15 min | 104 Mb
Style: Neoclassical | Label: Ethos Musikproduktion

The RONDO CLASSICO orchestra, as the most famous German classical pop orchestra, combines classical music with contemporary pop music. In particular, works from the baroque and rococo from Vivaldi and Händel to Mozart are presented in the typical RONDO style. In addition there are titles from the entertainment and pop music which are listed with classical instruments. The fantastic rococo costumes of the Veneziano form a magical stage design. For gala, event or concert, RONDO CLASSICO guarantees "the best entertainment on the highest level".

Rondo Classico - Amadeus (1998)

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Rondo Classico - Amadeus (1998)

Rondo Classico - Amadeus (1998)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 59:30 min | 126 Mb
Style: Neoclassical | Label: Ethos Musikproduktion

The RONDO CLASSICO orchestra, as the most famous German classical pop orchestra, combines classical music with contemporary pop music. In particular, works from the baroque and rococo from Vivaldi and Händel to Mozart are presented in the typical RONDO style. In addition there are titles from the entertainment and pop music which are listed with classical instruments. The fantastic rococo costumes of the Veneziano form a magical stage design. For gala, event or concert, RONDO CLASSICO guarantees "the best entertainment on the highest level".

Ennio Morricone - Morricone 60 (2016) {Decca 570 007-1}

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Ennio Morricone - Morricone 60 (2016) {Decca 570 007-1}

Ennio Morricone - Morricone 60 (2016) {Decca 570 007-1}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 400 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 173 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Decca Records / Universal | 570 007-1
Classical / Film Music / Orchestral Music / Stage & Screen

‘Morricone 60’ is the first album of Ennio Morricone’s greatest hits conducted, recorded and curated by Morricone himself – and aims to create a legacy for his fans to enjoy. It sees the celebrated Maestro performing some of his greatest film music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to his recent Academy Award-winning score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (released earlier this year on Decca). The album marks Ennio Morricone’s 60th anniversary as a composer and conductor and features brand new recordings with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with whom he’s collaborated on major international movie scores.

VA - Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)

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VA - Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)

Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)
Gregor Schwellenbach; Erol Sarp; Daniel Brandt; Paul Frick
John Kameel Farah; Hauschka; Lukas Vogel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Film Recordings | # CD002 | Time: 00:42:04

"After the widely noticed performance at the „Acht Brücken Festival 2016” at Cologne's Philharmonic Hall, Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (of „Grandbrothers“), Daniel Brandt, Paul Frick (both of "Brandt Brauer Frick") and John Kameel Farah will be releasing their interpretation of Steve Reich’s "Six Pianos" as a studio recording via FILM. The re-recording of this piece is an interpretation of Reich’s composition but still far more than just that – it is a modern approach to his idea behind it. "Keyboard Study #1" by Terry Riley is a worthy b-side opposed to Reich’s composition. The piece is kind of a building set of ever lengthening, repetitive patterns played against each other with the right and left hand displaced. The composition proposes various possible combinations for the performer to choose from and repeat at will. And what the performers have chosen proves Gregor Schwellenbach’s assumption: "Especially Terry Riley’s and Steve Reich’s music are open doors for pianists socialized by pop music and their audience".

Danish String Quartet - Thomas Adès, Per Norgård, Hans Abrahamsen (2016) {ECM New Series 2453}

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Danish String Quartet - Thomas Adès, Per Norgård, Hans Abrahamsen (2016) {ECM New Series 2453}

Danish String Quartet - Thomas Adès, Per Norgård, Hans Abrahamsen (2016) {ECM New Series 2453}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 196 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2453
Classical / Chamber Music

The Danish String Quartet has had some wildly original programming ideas; here they settle for just a well-thought-out set of contemporary pieces. All three of these string quartets are early works by composers who have since gone on to renown; at the time of the album's 2016 release, Hans Abrahamsen was gaining lots of attention from well beyond his native Denmark.

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Witold Lutosławski - Centenary Edition. (Gold Collection 8CDs) [2012]

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Witold Lutosławski - Centenary Edition. (Gold Collection 8CDs) [2012]

Witold Lutosławski - Centenary Edition. (Gold Collection 8CDs) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 8cd, 2.09 GB
Classical | Label: Polskie Nagrania | Catalog Number: PNCD BOX 0009 A/H | TT: 8:38;13

Witold Lutosławski (Jan.25, 1913 – Feb.7, 1994), a Polish composer and conductor, one of the major European composers of the 20th century, and one of the preeminent Polish musicians during his last three decades. He earned many international awards and prizes. His compositions (of which he was a notable conductor) include four symphonies, a Concerto for Orchestra, a string quartet, several instrumental concertos and orchestral song cycles….

Franz Halász - Hans Werner Henze: Guitar Music - 1 (2006)

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Franz Halász - Hans Werner Henze: Guitar Music - 1 (2006)

Franz Halász - Hans Werner Henze: Guitar Music - 1 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:54 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8557344

Often described as one of Europe's foremost living composers, Hans Werner Henze could perhaps more accurately be described as Europe's greatest living composer. Born in 1926, Henze's career spans sixty years, his style encompasses everything from neo-classicism to post-modernism, his works include everything from grand operas to intimate quartets, and his music embraces everything from ecstatic lyricism to agonizing expressionism. In this disc devoted to his music for guitar, Henze's intimate, lyrical, neo-classical side is brilliantly on display from the achingly lovely Drei Tentos (Three Attempts) and Drei Fragmente nach Hölderlin (Three Fragments from Hölderlin) both from 1958 through the intensely dramatic Royal Winter Music from 1979 to the wildly eclectic Selbst- und Zweigespräche (Monologues and Dialogues) from 1985 and Neue Volkslieder und Hirtengesänge (New Folk Songs and Shepherd's Melodies) from 1986.

David Leisner - Music of the Human Spirit: Ginastera, Sculthorpe, Winslow, Glass, Harrison, Poulenc, Rorem (2002)

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David Leisner - Music of the Human Spirit: Ginastera, Sculthorpe, Winslow, Glass, Harrison, Poulenc, Rorem (2002)

David Leisner - Music of the Human Spirit (2002)
Alberto Ginastera - Peter Sculthorpe - Richard Winslow
Philip Glass - Lou Harrison - Francis Poulenc - Ned Rorem

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary, Guitar | Label: Azica | # 71218 | Time: 01:05:57

David Leisner is on extraordinarily versatile musician with a multifaceted career as electrifying performing artist, a distinguished composer, and a master teacher. Regarded as one of America’s leading classical guitarists, his superb musicianship and provocative programming have been applauded by critics and audiences around the world.

Krzysztof Penderecki - The Complete Symphonies (Special Edition, 5CD) [2013]

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Krzysztof Penderecki - The Complete Symphonies (Special Edition, 5CD) [2013]

Krzysztof Penderecki - The Complete Symphonies (Special Edition, 5CD) [2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 5cd, 1.14 GB
Classical | Label: DUX | Catalog Number: DUX0947 | TT: 4:50;11

To celebrate the 80th birthday of the composer, DUX Recordings presents Krzysztof Penderecki symphonies conducted by the maestro himself. Penderecki’s symphonies have a special place in composer’s legacy as they have never been recorded in a series before under the artistic direction of the maestro. Penderecki said that the DUX recordings present the best performances of his works and therefore making the series even more appealing. This very special project is presented for the first time as a box set, at a very special price.