Tags
Language
Tags

Alina Ibragimova - Eugene Ysaye: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2015)

Posted By: Designol
Alina Ibragimova - Eugene Ysaye: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2015)

Alina Ibragimova - Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonatas for Solo Violin (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67993 | Time: 01:07:42

The six Sonatas for solo violin of Eugène Ysaÿe are essential works in his catalog, inspired by the sonatas and partitas of J.S. Bach, and composed as a tribute to the violinists Joseph Szigeti, Jacques Thibaud, George Enescu, Fritz Kreisler, Mathieu Crickboom, and Manuel Quiroga. These pieces suggest a Janus-like combination of retrospection and the avant-garde, hearkening to the past through allusive figurations and direct quotations (e.g., references in the Sonata No. 2 to Bach's Partita No. 3 and the Dies Irae), but looking to the future in the use of extended violin techniques and novel sonorities. Alina Ibragimova's 2015 release on Hyperion is an absorbing performance, concentrated in tone and accomplished in technique, yet wonderfully ambiguous in expression, in keeping with Ysaÿe's quirky mix of playfulness and high-minded seriousness. Recorded in the concert hall of Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, in May 2014, Ibragimova has great clarity and presence, and the acoustics provide enough resonance to soften the violin's sometimes overly rosinous sound.

Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015) 2CDs

Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello; Lars Vogt, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1271-2D | Time: 01:23:19

Brahms (1833-97) devoted much of the 1880s to his three Piano Trios, having decided, as he told a friend, that there was “no further point in attempting an opera or a marriage”. They are among his less familiar chamber works. He originally wrote No 1 as a young man, overhauling it more than three decades later in 1889. All three works – the B major Op 8, C major Op 87 and C minor Op 101 – have a tender, shadowy intensity, without quite the same heart-on-sleeve fervour of the bigger chamber works. The string players here – brother and sister Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff – are regular quartet partners. Together with sensitive pianism from Lars Vogt, ensemble is alert, accurate, never forced: already a favourite CD.

Roger Norrington, SWR, NDR, Soloists - Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)

Posted By: Designol
Roger Norrington, SWR, NDR, Soloists - Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)

Johannes Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)
Christina Landshamer, soprano; Florian Boesch bass; Roger Norrington, conductor
NDR Chor, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD 93.327 | Time: 01:04:24

Among the major choral-orchestral works of the 19th century, Sir Roger Norrington and his former Orchestra, the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, have tackled over the years, now finally comes Brahms' "German Requiem." one of the most beautiful and popular sacred music works in the repertoire. Brahms’ contemporaries, including his close friend Clara Schumann were moved with the score and were enthusiastic about it - and it has been a favorite with the general public ever since. Although Biblical texts are used, the piece is not in the standard church-liturgical tradition. It was Brahms‘personal response to "those who mourn"! The central idea of this masterpiece is the reality of human existence. It is precisely this „earthly character“ that Roger Norrington uses to shape his interpretation emphasizing the grave beautify of the music and not religious awe; in this, Norrington draws us close to the composer’s intentions. He is ably supported by soprano soloist Christina Landshamer, basso Florian Boesch, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the NDR.

Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad PO - 20th Century's Philosophies: Bela Bartok, Arthur Honegger, Igor Stravinsky (2015)

Posted By: Designol
Yevgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad PO - 20th Century's Philosophies: Bela Bartok, Arthur Honegger, Igor Stravinsky (2015)

Béla Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, Sz. 106;
Arthur Honegger: Symphony No. 3, H186 'Liturgique'; Igor Stravinsky: Agon 'Ballet for Twelve Dancers'
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 428 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350 087 | Time: 01:18:28

This release in Praga's Reminiscences series features Yevgeny Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme that includes one of Béla Bartók's best-known compositions: 'Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste'. It is coupled with Honneger's Symphony No.3, composed in the aftermath of World War II, and music from Stravinsky's modernist ballet 'Agon'.

Sylvia St. James - Magic (1980) {2015, Japanese Limited Edition}

Posted By: popsakov
Sylvia St. James - Magic (1980) {2015, Japanese Limited Edition}

Sylvia St. James - Magic (1980) {2015, Japanese Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 258 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | Elektra / Warner Music Japan Inc. #WPCR-28668

One of the dozens of undervalued R&B and jazz vocalists active during the '70s and '80s, Sylvia St. James developed a love for music and performance through her mother and grandparents. St. James began in the church and developed an appreciation for classical and jazz; she was offered a scholarship to attend the Chicago Conservatory and study opera, but a family move prevented her from following through. Instead, she performed in bands and an orchestra in the Midwest. A move to California led her to the Shiva Orchestra, as well as recording sessions for George Duke's The Aura Will Prevail, Wayne Henderson's Big Daddy's Place, and Gabor Szabo's Faces.

Bananarama - Megarama (The Mixes) (Remastered) (2015)

Posted By: Rtax
Bananarama - Megarama (The Mixes) (Remastered) (2015)

Bananarama - Megarama (The Mixes) (Remastered) (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.6 GB
3:56:54 | Synth-pop, House, Acid House, RnB Swing, Eurobeat | Label: Edsel Records

2015 three CD collection. Following the huge success of Edsel Records' six deluxe 2 CD/DVD album reissues in 2013, the label now presents an accompanying 3 CD case bound book set, featuring 36 mixes. None of these were included on the album re-issues, and indeed 14 of them are previously unreleased. Put together with the co-operation of Sarah and Keren, this package is compiled and annotated by acknowledged SAW expert Tom Parker.

Poeme - The Artistry of Lydia Mordkovitch (2015)

Posted By: Designol
Poeme - The Artistry of Lydia Mordkovitch (2015)

Poème - The Artistry of Lydia Mordkovitch (2015)
Anton Rubinstein - Richard Wagner - Serge Rachmaninoff - Antonin Dvorak - Edward Elgar
Dmitry Shostakovich - William Kroll - Alan Ridout - Maurice Ravel - Ernest Chausson
Lydia Mordkovitch, violin; Marina Gusak-Grin, piano; Gabriel Woolf, narrator
Julian Milford, piano; Clifford Benson, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN10866X | Time: 01:17:10

This recording is a re-issue of the romantic chamber music recording that Lydia Mordkovitch made in 1989 with the pianist Marina Gusak-Grin. It featured pieces for violin by such famous composers as Wagner, Rachmaninoff, and Chausson, neither of whom played the violin or favoured it as a solo instrument. If there were any doubts about the lyrical potential of the violin, however, this would be an album to confirm its true status as the poet among instruments. The prime example is Chausson’s Poème – a title applied to the whole collection, as the other pieces make the same point. Two pieces complement this recording: the one movement sonata of 1897 (the Sonate posthume) by Ravel, which was both his first chamber work and his first attempt at sonata form, and Sospiri, Op. 70, Elgar’s last short piece for violin and piano. These pieces were recorded in 1989 and 1996, respectively.

Noriko Ogawa - Yoshihiro Kanno: Light, Water, Rainbow... (2015)

Posted By: Designol
Noriko Ogawa - Yoshihiro Kanno: Light, Water, Rainbow... (2015)

Noriko Ogawa - Yoshihiro Kanno: Light, Water, Rainbow… (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2075 | Time: 01:12:09

Born in 1953, Yoshihiro Kanno studied at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music and is currently a professor at Waseda University's Department of Intermedia Arts and Science. In his compositions he bases himself on three idioms: Western instrumental music, Japanese traditional instruments, and computer music. Combining these various elements freely, he creates scores for Japanese instruments and computer as well as for Western and Japanese instruments, such as the recent work Himiko – Memories of the Sun Goddess which fuses Western classical music and Japanese traditional music with Kabuki and Japanese classical dance. The pianist Noriko Ogawa, acclaimed for a wide-ranging discography comprising music by composers from Mozart and Debussy to Takemitsu and Graham Fitkin, is a champion of Kanno's music and has commissioned three of the works on the present disc, the so-called 'Particle of Piano' series. In each work, the pianist is required also to create sounds on a Japanese instrument, respectively a small iron wind chime, a pair of metal chopsticks made of the same steel as the fabled samurai swords, and a set of metal bells used in Kabuki performances. All three of these possess particular acoustical traits which affect how their sounds interact with that of the piano.

The Doobie Brothers - The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1983 (Remastered) (2015)

Posted By: Rtax
The Doobie Brothers - The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1983 (Remastered) (2015)

The Doobie Brothers - The Warner Bros. Years 1971-1983 (Remastered) (2015)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 2.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.03 GB
6:53:36 | Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Country Rock, Pop Rock, Soul, Folk Rock, Southern Rock
Label: Warner Records

This expansive box set from Rhino features all nine of the Doobie Brothers' studio albums from their original 1970s Warner Bros. run plus their 1983 Farewell Tour live album. Beginning with their 1971 self-titled debut, when the band was fronted by founding singer/guitarist Tom Johnston, through 1980's Michael McDonald-led One Step Closer, it covers their two major eras as they slowly shifted from boogie rock bar band into the soulful soft rock giants of their later years. Hits like "China Grove," "Black Water," "Takin' It to the Streets," and "What a Fool Believes" are all here as well as their first live album, which mostly features their late-period lineup with the addition of a couple of special Johnston appearances that serve as an end cap to their career. Although the Doobies would reunite again in the late '80s, their original Warner Bros. years remain their best-known period.

The Ides Of March - Last Band Standing (2015) [4CD + DVD Box Set]

Posted By: v3122
The Ides Of March - Last Band Standing (2015) [4CD + DVD Box Set]

The Ides Of March - Last Band Standing (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Ides Of March Records, IOM 2015LE8 | ~ 2115 or 758 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 136 Mb
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Jazz Rock, Classic Rock, Progressive Rock

~ The Definitive 50 Year Anniversary Collection ~

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Handel: Tamerlano (2015) [BDRip]

Posted By: Vilboa
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Handel: Tamerlano (2015) [BDRip]

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Handel: Tamerlano (2015) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2735 kbps / 29,97 fps | 190 min | 4,06 Gb
Audio: Italiano / AC3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 320 Kbps
Classical | Alpha | Sub.: French, English, German, Dutch

This Handelian diptych, the brainchild of the director Pierre Audi, was conceived in a style of great purity, right down to the costumes, the decors and the sumptuous chiaroscuro lighting. In order to replicate this aesthetic, reminiscent of Renaissance paintings, with the greatest possible fidelity, the performances, filmed in high resolution, are being released on BLU RAY only. Christophe Rousset and his orchestra convey exceptional fervor in this music, here served by the finest Handelian voices imaginable, foremost among them Sandrine Piau, who enjoyed a genuine triumph in the stage production. Nor can one forget the dramatic performance of Jeremy Ovenden in Tamerlano, or the beauty of the voices of Ann Hallenberg, Sophie Karthauser, Delphine Galou and the countertenor Christophe Dumaux.

Nikolaj Znaider, Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester - Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Posted By: Vilboa
Nikolaj Znaider, Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester - Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos  (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Nikolaj Znaider, Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester - Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22969 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 84 min | 21,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4161 kbps / 24-bit
––––––
BluRay-rip1 | MKV 1920x1080 / 5000 kbps / 29,970 fps | 84 min | 5,23 Gb
BluRay-rip2 | MKV 1280x720 / 1989 kbps / 29,970 fps | 84 min | 3,44 Gb
Audio: PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music

The Daily Telegraph describes Nikolaj Znaider as "the most stimulating young musician playing today, drawing on musical intelligence, perception and dynamism to give performances of rare intensity." This release presents one of the world's foremost violinists playing two landmark concertos, accompanied by the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester "one of Europe's finest orchestras" (The Guardian) under the baton of its music director Riccardo Chailly.

VA - This Is Trojan: The Original Sound of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae (2015)

Posted By: Rtax
VA - This Is Trojan: The Original Sound of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae (2015)

VA - This Is Trojan: The Original Sound of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 917 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 424 MB
3:01:51 | Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae | Label: Trojan

This Is Trojan brings together 60 Reggae Classics on one 3CD box set including 5 UK No. 1s and 35 UK Top 20 Hits.
Boasting seminal hits from Desmond Dekker, Harry J All Stars, Ken Boothe, John Holt, The Ethiopians and The Maytals, the set also contains sleevenotes by legendary DJ Don Letts. This is all beautifully presented in a 3CD digipack with unique artwork. An essential compilation for fans of the genre and companion piece to Trojans many great studio albums.

Steve Coleman And The Council Of Balance - Synovial Joints (2015)

Posted By: Designol
Steve Coleman And The Council Of Balance - Synovial Joints (2015)

Steve Coleman And The Council Of Balance - Synovial Joints (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | Label: Pi Recordings | # PI57 | Time: 01:02:01

Synovial Joints is the most ambitious project of Coleman s 30+ year career, featuring 21 musicians from the jazz, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian and contemporary classical circles on horns, woodwinds, piano, vocals, percussion and strings. The music is based on the physiological processes, functions and rhythms of the human body, in particular the musculoskeletal system. Coleman also explores an orchestration technique inspired by sounds that he recorded in the Amazon Rainforest, in which instrumental colors move gradually from foreground to background, much as the variety of layered sounds reveal themselves in the rainforest.

Tané Cain - Tané Cain (1982) {2015, Remastered}

Posted By: popsakov
Tané Cain - Tané Cain (1982) {2015, Remastered}

Tané Cain - Tané Cain (1982) {2015, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 363 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 215 Mb
Full Scans | 00:33:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Power Pop, New Wave | Rock Candy #CANDY287

Tané Cain's self-titled debut album is a perfect example of a release that should have been a big hit, but for whatever reason, did very little commercially. Cain has an impressive voice, and the material – most of it sleek, commercial pop/rock that was co-produced and co-written by Jonathan Cain and has a Pat Benatar-ish quality – is generally excellent. Though Cain denied sounding anything like Benatar, the fact is that she is somewhat Benatar-ish on melodic jewels such as "Crazy Eyes," "Vertigo," and the haunting "My Time to Fly." Nonetheless, Cain is her own person, and she has a smoother, more restrained approach than Benatar – you won't find anything as gritty, metallic, and guitar-crunching as "Hell Is for Children" or "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" on this vinyl LP. Regrettably, Tané Cain went out of print after the singer was dropped by RCA and is unlikely to ever be reissued on CD, but the LP is well worth obtaining if you're able to find a copy.