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Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

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Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)
Mad Rush; Metamorphosis Two; 600 Lines, for ensemble; The Sound of Silence

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | # GP745 | Time: 01:12:55

The works in this programme demonstrate Philip Glass’s perpetual goal of connecting with his audience. Taking shape as something like a hidden sonata form, Mad Rush contrasts peaceful atmosphere with tempestuousness and mesmerizing beauty. The last of its kind in Glass’s oeuvre, 600 Lines, here receiving its première recording on solo piano, is an obsessive and hypnotically restless toccata that represents the zenith of his experiences while working with Ravi Shankar. These two monumental works are joined by première recordings of the subtly transformed Metamorphosis 2, and Glass’s only transcription in the form of Paul Simon’s The Sound of Silence.

VA - Lullaby for the Moon: Japanese Music for Koto and Shakuhachi (1998)

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VA - Lullaby for the Moon: Japanese Music for Koto and Shakuhachi (1998)

VA - Lullaby for the Moon: Japanese Music for Koto and Shakuhachi (1998)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:56:18 | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Blue Note | Catalog: 59271B

Lullaby for the Moon presents Japanese contemporary works for koto and shakuhachi based on traditional folksongs (1. Komoroiuta, 6. Sakura, and 7. Kojo), as well as some original ones, including a piece for 2 shakuhachis. The CD ends with one of the most known pieces of the Japanese classical repertoire: "Chidori" (known also as "Chidori no Kyoku"), written around 1750. A large group of excellent musicians were selected for this CD, including one of today's most known and best shakuhachi musicians: Hozan Yamamoto. This excellent CD presents a music of high meditative quality.

Sergei Prokofiev - Symphonies No.6, No.7, Symphony-Concerto (Gergiev) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

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Sergei Prokofiev - Symphonies No.6, No.7, Symphony-Concerto (Gergiev) 2016 [HDTV 720p]

Sergei Prokofiev - Symphonies No.6, No.7, Symphony-Concerto (Gergiev) 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), ~3 mbps, 25 fps | AAC 128 kbps, 2 ch | 01:58:33 | 2.6 GB
Classical, Orchestral | Mezzo live HD | HDTV->MKV

Mariinsky Orchestra, directed by Valeriy Gergie, celebrates 125 years since the birth of Sergei Prokofiev, on April 24, 2016. Soloist Alexander Ramm.

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Dana Zemtsov, Cathelijne Noorland - Romantic Metamorphoses (2015)

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Dana Zemtsov, Cathelijne Noorland - Romantic Metamorphoses (2015)

Dana Zemtsov, Cathelijne Noorland - Romantic Metamorphoses (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:15 | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCSSA 37215

Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising international viola soloists of her generation. On this new release, she invites listeners to re-explore Romanticism from different perspectives. Be it the lyrical nineteenth-century classical romanticism of Vieuxtemps's Viola Sonata, the fantastical adventure of Bloch's Suite'1919' or the drama of Waxman's Carmen Fantasy, the term'Romantic' has many different definitions. However, most personal is Zemtsov's inclusion of Melodie im Alten Stil, composed by her grandfather Evgeni Zemtsov. Written for her grandmother, who was also a violist, it was intended as a declaration of love.

Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

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Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.58 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.84 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
New Age, Neo-Classical, Space Music, Progressive Electronic, Ambient, Spiritual | Time: 11:40:35

Constance Demby is one of the few representatives of the New Age movement (in both her music and her personal philosophies) who consistently creates artistic, highly expressive compositions. Demby was trained in classical music as a child, and her artistic spirit led her to also master several other art forms; at the University of Michigan, she studied painting, sculpture, and music. It was her work as a sculptor that led her to new dimensions of sound. As she was torching a sheet of metal, it roared thunderously, and thus was born the Sonic Steel Instruments: the Whale Sail, and the Space Bass, enormous bowed instruments with deep archetypal resonances.

Wim Van Hasselt, Jörgen van Rijen - Tintomara (2015)

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Wim Van Hasselt, Jörgen van Rijen - Tintomara (2015)

Wim Van Hasselt, Jörgen van Rijen - Tintomara (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:09 | 237 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCSSA 36315

On this collection, principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Jorgen van Rijen and Wim Van Hasselt, professor of trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg in Germany, team up to explore compositions written for the combination of trumpet and trombone. The recording is named after Folke Rabe's composition Tintomara - a dualistic figure from The Briar Rose Book by the Swedish author Jonas Love Almqvist. This richly rewarding recording includes both duets and solo works.

Isabelle van Keulen - Allan Pettersson - Violin Concerto No.2 (2006) (Repost)

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Isabelle van Keulen - Allan Pettersson - Violin Concerto No.2 (2006) (Repost)

Isabelle van Keulen - Allan Pettersson - Violin Concerto No.2 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:55:21 | 301 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777199

With this superlative 1999 recording by violinist Isabelle van Keulen with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Dausgaard, the Swedish modernist Allan Pettersson's late Second Violin Concerto receives its first digital recording. The only previous recording on Capriccio from 1980 had been performed by the forces that gave the work its premiere early that year, violinist Ida Haendel with the Swedish Radio Symphony under Herbert Blomstedt, and it stood inviolate for almost 20 years until the arrival of this disc.

Wayne McGregor / Max Richter - Woolf Works 2017 [HDTV 1080i]

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Wayne McGregor /  Max Richter - Woolf Works 2017 [HDTV 1080i]

Wayne McGregor / Max Richter - Woolf Works 2017 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 17.7 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 448kbps, 6ch | 00:54:31 + 00:50:30 + 00:42:16 | 20.4 GB
Subs: Eng, Fre, Ger, Ita, Spa, Por, Dut, Swe, Chz
Classical, Ballet | ROH | HDTV->TS

The first revival of Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet triptych to music by Max Richter, inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf. Royal Opera House, February 8, 2017.

Philip Glass - Glassworks (2001) (Repost)

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Philip Glass - Glassworks (2001) (Repost)

Philip Glass - Glassworks (2001)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:39:28 | 196 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 5006172

The usual stuff is here: arpeggio versus ostinato, ostinato versus arpeggio. And as always, the Philip Glass Ensemble's synthesizers double their woodwinds. But Glassworks is the most pleasant craftwork ever from the great minimalist exploiter – six warm pieces that approach the spirit of minimalist pioneer Erik Satie. Only instead of Satie's lyrical-to-antic jumps, Glass creates the ruminative-to-excitable kind. "Opening"'s softly rolled piano melody is music to fold your hands and muse by, and when Sharon Moe's French horn sets up "Floe," everything seems nice and level – until the flailing woodwinds and synthesizers of the ensemble crash in. Glassworks is tuneful in the most pleasingly direct sense – the arrangements define the melodies so cleanly they're instantly memorable.

Aurora Nátola-Ginastera - Alberto Ginastera: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2009)

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Aurora Nátola-Ginastera - Alberto Ginastera: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2009)

Aurora Nátola-Ginastera - Alberto Ginastera: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2009)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 64:51 | 203 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pierian

Argentinean Alberto Ginastera was among the most successful mid-twentieth century composers in retaining the populist accessibility of his early works while incorporating elements of serialism as his style developed. His later works may not have the hummable melodies or propulsive rhythmic drive of his early period, but they have a comparable dramatic logic and emotional directness, which give them an immediate appeal. His two cello concertos, written in 1968 and 1981, are clearly "modernist" works of his late period, but they are warmly lyrical, intensely dramatic, and orchestrated with intriguing inventiveness. In their slow sections, they are also prime examples of the mysterious, gorgeously evocative atmospherics of which Ginastera was a master throughout his career.

DSO Berlin, Arturo Tamayo - Alberto Ginastera: Concerto per corde; Estudios sinfonicos; Glosses; Iubilum (2016)

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DSO Berlin, Arturo Tamayo - Alberto Ginastera: Concerto per corde; Estudios sinfonicos; Glosses; Iubilum (2016)

Alberto Ginastera - Concerto; Estudios sinfónicos; Glosses; Iubilum (2016)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Arturo Tamayo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Capriccio | # C5271 | Time: 01:17:22

After achieving independence from Spain, Argentina developed its own models for concert- and opera-going, even though these continued in many respects to reflect European traditions. Musical legends emerged during this time: Astor Piazzolla, the founder of the Tango Nuevo, Mauricio Kagel, Carlos Gardel and Alberto Ginastera, the man considered for decades to be the country's most significant composer of classical music. Three of the works recorded on this CD fall into Ginastera's final ‘Neo-Expressionist’ period: the Concerto per corde Op.33 (1965), cast in a classical, four-movement form; the Estudios sinfonicos Op.35 (1967), which represent Ginastera at his most adventurous with the avant-garde style; and the Glosses sobra temes de Pau Casals Op.48 (1976/77), in which Ginastera experiments by taking traditional themes by the great Spanish cellist Pablo Casals and holding them up to an avant-garde mirror.

Bernward Koch - Studio Albums Collection 1989-2013 (10CD) [Re-Up]

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Bernward Koch - Studio Albums Collection 1989-2013 (10CD) [Re-Up]

Bernward Koch - Studio Albums 1989-2013 (10CD)
EAC | APE/FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.17 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.7 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
New Age, Easy Listening, Chamber Jazz, Modern Classical, Minimal | Time: 09:00:46

Bernward Koch is a German composer, pianist and keyboardist. Additionally he plays percussion, bass, and guitar. His music mainly evokes a soothing and calming style, with a clearly recognizable melody from the piano, enriched with keyboards, flute, guitar,and percussion. His first release, 1989's Flowing, was successful, especially in the USA (and Asia),and achieved top positions on the Billboard New Age Chart. His tracks contributed to several US-Aids-benefit compilations among others together with Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Al Jarreau, Ottmar Liebert, Dave Grusin, Dave Stewart.

The Joyful Company of Singers - A Garland for Linda (A Commemoration of the Life of Linda McCartney) (2000)

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The Joyful Company of Singers - A Garland for Linda (A Commemoration of the Life of Linda McCartney) (2000)

The Joyful Company of Singers - A Garland for Linda (A Commemoration of the Life of Linda McCartney) (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:55:11 | 240 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | Catalog: 7243 5 56961 2 0

A Garland for Linda is a benefit album for the cancer-fighting organization the Garland Appeal. It is also a tribute album to Linda McCartney, who died of breast cancer in 1998. Her husband, Paul McCartney, contributes one selection, but it's not a pop song – it's a classical piece. It is one of ten classical pieces, all written for Linda McCartney, by such modern classical composers as John Tavener, Judith Bingham, David Matthews, John Rutter, Roxanna Ranufnik, Michael Berkeley, Giles Swayne, and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. The pieces are all similar in tone – gentle, sometimes somber, yet always sweet. There may not be any major works here, but everyone's heart is in the right place, and the result is a sentimental mood piece that floats charmingly on its affection.

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

Valentin Silvestrov - To Thee We Sing: Sacred Choral Works (2015)
Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Sigvards Klava

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Ondine | # ODE1266-5 | Time: 00:59:59

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) is an important contemporary voice in vocal music. In this new release, Silvestrov’s hauntingly beautiful vocal works are performed by the Latvian Radio Choir under their director Sigvards Kļava. During his artistic career, Silvestrov has explored a number of musical styles and techniques, such as avant-guard, post-modernism, neo-classicism, dodecaphony, aleatoric writing and pointillism. The fall of the Soviet Union, however, allowed Silvestrov to eventually compose spiritual works, inspired and influenced by his love of the Russian Orthodox Church music which Silvestrov imbues with his own unique sound and bursts of surprising harmonic moves. Silvestrov’s compositions are invested with the composer’s own unique personality, musical sensibility and sense of beauty.

William Sheller - Lux Aeterna (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Omni Recordings OMNI-164}

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William Sheller - Lux Aeterna (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Omni Recordings OMNI-164}

William Sheller - Lux Aeterna (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded Omni Recordings OMNI-164}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 405 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2012 CBS-Arabella / The Omni Recording Corporation | OMNI-164
Rock / Classical / Psychedelic Rock / French Rock / Avant-Garde / Non-Music / Jazz / Modern / Prog Rock / Experimental

Sweet and sexy sounds from William Sheller – a rare French set from the early 70s – and a record we'd rank right up there with the best work by Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier! Sheller's got a similar groove here – a way of compressing the instrumentation right down to the core, and slipping it around slinky rhythms and spacey production – both of which make familiar instruments sound really way-out! There's also a bit of darkness to the set too – which comes from Sheller's process of recasting a mass structure into a new sort of vision – and a few points feature vocalizations alongside the way-out instrumentation.