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Magdalena Tchórzewska & Katarzyna Wasiak - Hans Gál: Works for Viola & Piano (2022)

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Magdalena Tchórzewska & Katarzyna Wasiak - Hans Gál: Works for Viola & Piano (2022)

Magdalena Tchórzewska & Katarzyna Wasiak - Hans Gál: Works for Viola & Piano (20
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 172 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:41:19
Classical | Label: RecArt

The album "Hans Gál works for viola and piano" (RecArt 0045) performed by Magdalena Tchórzewska (viola) and Katarzyna Wasiak (piano) contains the only surviving compositions for viola and piano by H. Gál - an Austrian composer at the turn of the 19th / 20th century, a distinguished Viennese and J. Brahms, a lover of F. Schubert's melodies, as well as J.S. Bach, referring in its style to the complex harmonies of modernism of the beginning of the 20th century. Music on the CD, composed during the composer's stay in England in the 1940s, appear for this instrumental viola-like instrument, with the accompaniment of a voice in the equatorial unified dialogue. The work of the composer, which from 1933 to create the "degenerated" category only for years, was reborn anew. This album is the result of many years of cooperation and the artistic activity of discovering and expanding the music of forgotten composers.

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra & Paul Mann - Derek B. Scott: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 (2022)

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Liepāja Symphony Orchestra & Paul Mann - Derek B. Scott: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 (2022)

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra & Paul Mann - Derek B. Scott: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:53
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics

Derek Scott, born in Birmingham in 1950, has an international reputation as an historian of the British music hall and other forms of light entertainment. But he is an outstanding composer in his own right, his music treading a fine line between a very English whimsy and a profoundly felt and natural response to his (often Celtic) subject matter. These works reveal a master craftsman and natural tunesmith, who manages to unite good humour, unerring technique and deep feeling in music of immediate appeal. His two symphonies – originally written for brass band – embody a return to the formal, Classical clarity of Haydn, though expressed with the satisfyingly beefy textures of the modern orchestra. He lists among his influences Shostakovich and Sibelius and, less predictably, The Beatles and The Kinks.

Norrbotten NEO & Christian Karlsen - Klas Torstensson: Lantern Lectures (2022)

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Norrbotten NEO & Christian Karlsen - Klas Torstensson: Lantern Lectures (2022)

Norrbotten NEO & Christian Karlsen - Klas Torstensson: Lantern Lectures (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:06
Classical | Label: BIS

Although born in Sweden, Klas Torstensson has spent most of his working life in the Netherlands following his studies in Utrecht in the early 1970s. Stylistically, he may call to mind Varèse, Xenakis and – perhaps more distantly – Stravinsky. First and foremost, however, Torstensson’s music is personal and distinctive. It is often nourished by his experiences of nature: rough granite, the sea, ice in the frozen Baltic inlets, the polar ice cap. His Lantern Lectures were composed in the aftermath of his opera The Expedition, about an ill-fated journey to the North Pole. While occupied with the opera he had received commissions from several different ensembles, and he therefore decided to write a cycle of works for these ensembles – compositions to be performed separately or as ‘movements’ forming a greater whole.

Emperor Quartet - Britten: The Music for String Quartet (2022)

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Emperor Quartet - Britten: The Music for String Quartet (2022)

Emperor Quartet - Britten: The Music for String Quartet (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 801 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 474 Mb | Digital booklet | 03:22:11
Classical | Label: BIS

Between 2010 and 2014, the British Emperor Quartet released the three discs gathered here, with all of Benjamin Britten’s published music for string quartet – as well as his one work for string quintet, the Phantasy in F minor. Their performances of the three numbered quartets, undisputed masterpieces of 20th-century chamber music, were variously described by the critics as ‘stupendous’ (Classic FM Magazine), ‘a wonderful homage’ (Ensemble), and ‘a complete cosmos of colours and nuances’ (Fono Forum), and the discs received top marks and distinctions in magazines such as Fanfare, Diapason and International Record Review.

Emma Abbate & Julian Perkins - Tournament for Twenty Fingers (2022)

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Emma Abbate & Julian Perkins - Tournament for Twenty Fingers (2022)

Emma Abbate & Julian Perkins - Tournament for Twenty Fingers (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 173 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:27
Classical | Label: BIS

Initially enjoying popularity first in Germany-speaking lands and then in France, the genre of the piano duet (four hands, one piano) went on to blossom in England during the 20th century. On this album Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins present the complete works for piano duet by each of the composers selected. Palm Court Waltz, the Sonatina and Theme and Variations from Lennox Berkeley display Gallic traits, the consequence no doubt of his studies in France and his keen interest in the music of Satie, Ravel and Poulenc. While showing an evolution in the composer’s approach to tonality, every hint of seriousness is constantly balanced by elegant playfulness and diaphanous textures.

Midori Komachi & Simon Callaghan - Vaughan Williams: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2022)

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Midori Komachi & Simon Callaghan - Vaughan Williams: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2022)

Midori Komachi & Simon Callaghan - Vaughan Williams: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 220 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 148 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:35
Classical | Label: MusiKaleido

In celebration of Ralph Vaughan Williams's 150th anniversary celebrations in 2022, this album will give listeners a full insight into the composer's works for violin and piano, played by Midori Komachi (violin) and Simon Callaghan (piano), who are both internationally noted for their performances and research of 20th-century British music.

Philip Glass - The Thin Blue Line (1989)

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Philip Glass - The Thin Blue Line (1989)

Philip Glass - The Thin Blue Line (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Label: Elektra/Nonesuch | # 7559-79209-2 | Time: 01:08:50
Soundtrack, Score, Contemporary Classical, Minimalism

The soundtrack to Errol Morris' documentary The Thin Blue Line emphasizes story over music; the interviews which make up the majority of the film – a crusading effort which led to the the release of its subject, Randall Adams, from a Texas prison – are presented on record as they were on screen, with Glass' chamber orchestra music hovering in the background. The result is a soundtrack which comes remarkably close to capturing the power of its source film; even without the moving images, this is a chilling document.

Roberto Beltrán Zavala - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2022)

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Roberto Beltrán Zavala - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2022)

Roberto Beltrán Zavala - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 240 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:45
Classical | Label: Evidence Classics

"I couldn’t write an apotheosis for Stalin, I simply couldn’t. I knew what was coming to me when I wrote my Ninth symphony. But I did make a musical description of Stalin in my next symphony, the Tenth. I wrote it immediately after Stalin’s death, and no one has yet guessed what the symphony is about. It is about Stalin and his time. The second part, the Scherzo, is a musical portrait of Stalin, more or less. Of course, there are a lot of other things in the symphony, but this is its core."

Lisa Moore - Frederic Rzewski: No Place to Go but Around (2022)

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Lisa Moore - Frederic Rzewski: No Place to Go but Around (2022)

Lisa Moore - Frederic Rzewski: No Place to Go but Around (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 280 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | 01:10:19
Classical | Label: Cantaloupe Music

In tribute to her longtime mentor and friend Frederic Rzewski, the intrepid, iconoclastic and politically active pianist-composer who passed away in 2021, pianist Lisa Moore presents five poignant performances of his most lyrical work. Taking its title from the vibrant, lush and melody-rich No Place to Go But Around (composed in 1974), the recording is of a piece with Moore's wide-ranging 2016 Cantaloupe release "The Stone People" (the digital version of which featured a bonus track of Rzewski's Piano Piece No. 4, re-recorded in a new performance for this collection), and finds her once again embracing an adventurist streak as she digs deep into the nuances of Rzewski’s timeless music.

Matt Haimovitz - Primavera III: The Vessel (2022)

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Matt Haimovitz - Primavera III: The Vessel (2022)

Matt Haimovitz - Primavera III: The Vessel (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 238 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 123 Mb | 00:53:41
Classical | Label: Pentatone

PRIMAVERA III: the vessel is the third of six albums in a momentous series encompassing 81 world premieres for solo cello. This digital album presents 9 new commissions by THE PRIMAVERA PROJECT for groundbreaking, multi-GRAMMY nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz. Composers from diverse backgrounds respond to Sandro Botticelli’s enigmatic painting, Primavera, and the prophetic large-scale triptych, Primavera 2020, by world-renowned contemporary artist Charline von Heyl.

David Bendix Nielsen - J.S. Bach & Arvo Pärt: Organ Works (2022)

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David Bendix Nielsen - J.S. Bach & Arvo Pärt: Organ Works (2022)

David Bendix Nielsen - J.S. Bach & Arvo Pärt: Organ Works (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 314 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 183 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:56
Classical | Label: Orchid Classics

Young Danish-Hungarian organist David Bendix Nielsen makes his solo album debut with a recording that weaves the music of J.S. Bach and Arvo Prt into a rich recital. By combining composers with such apparently different musical approaches, Nielsen sheds new light on both, so that listeners hear unexpected parallels between the music of the German Baroque and that of 20th-century Estonia. One characteristic shared by both composers is that of a deep spirituality, as heard in chorale preludes and fugues by Bach, or in Prts hypnotic tintinnabulation in Spiegel im Spiegel. There is secular music, too, in the form of Bachs organ transcription of Vivaldis Concerto in D minor. David Bendix Nielsen is the organist of St. Marks Church in Copenhagen and teaches at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He won the Lonie Sonning Talent Prize in 2018, and from 2022 to 2023 was a recipient of the Young Cultural Elite scholarship from the Danish Arts Foundation.

Anna Harvey & Mark Austin - Songs by Warlock and Howe (2022)

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Anna Harvey & Mark Austin - Songs by Warlock and Howe (2022)

Anna Harvey & Mark Austin - Songs by Warlock and Howe (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:42
Classical, Vocal | Label: Rubicon Classics

Songs by Warlock & Howe - Anna Harvey / Mark Austin - This delightful recital of English songs brings together one of the form's most distinctive and prolific composers, Peter Warlock, with a composer born in 1951 who continues very much in the tradition of the older composer - Frederick Howe, whose selection of his own folksong arrangements dovetail neatly this aspect of Warlock's output. Howe's songs are receiving their world-premiere recordings. Magpie by Warlock is also a world-premiere recording using the original text.

Third Coast Percussion & Devonté Hynes - Fields (2019)

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Third Coast Percussion & Devonté Hynes - Fields (2019)

Third Coast Percussion & Devonté Hynes - Fields (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 280 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 Mb | 01:00:45
Classical | Label: Cedille Records

Grammy Award-winning, Chicago-based percussion quartet Third Coast Percussion teams up with influential, genre-defying multi-instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter, singer, and composer Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) for an album of imaginative, evocative instrumental music created as the live soundtrack for choreography by the adventurous Hubbard Street Dance Chicago company. The album’s three works, all world-premiere recordings, represent Hynes’s debut on disc as a classical composer. In Perfectly Voiceless, Philip Glass-style minimalism gives way to a catchy pop melody. There Was Nothing blends synthesizer sounds with bowed mallet percussion instruments and moments of meditative lyricism recall the music of Lou Harrison.

John-Henry Crawford - Corazón: The Music of Latin America (2022)

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John-Henry Crawford - Corazón: The Music of Latin America (2022)

John-Henry Crawford - Corazón: The Music of Latin America (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 267 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:37
Classical | Label: Orchid Classics

"In the summer of 2019, I travelled to Mexico to compete in the IX International Carlos Prieto Cello Competition, and little did I know, the trip would transform my life musically. At the time I was very well acquainted with Latin American music, but after having the great fortune of winning first prize and returning to Mexico multiple times for performances, I fell in love with the music of Latin America, the culture, the history, and the Spanish language. This album takes the listener on a musical tour through Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico. The centrepiece of the programme is the Sonata in G minor by Manuel Ponce, who is most famous in the classical world for his song Estrellita popularised by Jascha Heifetz. Ponce was keen to reunite the concert world with Mexican folklore and traditional songs, as listeners can hear in the romantic, longing title-track Por ti mi corazon. Spanning over 140 years of Latin American music culture, this album takes us from Ponces unique traditional voice and Villa-Lobos Chopinesque style to music by still-living Cuban guitarist Leo Brouwer his innocent lullaby Cancion de Cuna. Other highlights include Astor Piazzollas timeless Oblivion and Le Grand Tango and Egberto Gismontis Agua e Vinho. As the title suggests, this music pulls at the heartstrings and exudes romance and passion."

Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher - Inner Symphonies (2021)

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Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher - Inner Symphonies (2021)

Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher - Inner Symphonies (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:53:50 | 240 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Inner Symphonies is entirely written and performed by Hania and Dobrawa, and recorded in Szczecin’s Philharmonic Hall. ‘It really comes from our two very close but very different worlds,’ explains Hania. ‘Inner means something little, private, intimate, while the symphonic means something huge. It’s a new adventure for us.’