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Paul Cohen - Center Chamber: Chamber Music with Saxophone (2022)

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Paul Cohen - Center Chamber: Chamber Music with Saxophone (2022)

Paul Cohen - Center Chamber: Chamber Music with Saxophone (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 231 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | 00:59:34
Classical | Label: Ravello Records

On CENTER CHAMBER, wind, string, and keyboard instrumentalists come together to perform a collection of original and intimate compositions that include the saxophone — particularly Paul Cohen’s conn-o-sax, a rare and long forgotten instrument given new life in contemporary works. The conn-o-sax brings a dark, contemplative quality and infuses a unique tonal and musical spirit to these often lively, brooding, and captivating works. The engaging and brilliant intimacy of the playing eloquently reveals the unique emotional and musical bonds that tie together these exceptional artists. Listeners will undoubtedly agree: CENTER CHAMBER offers a listening experience as special and engaging as the instrument it features.

Ralph van Raat - Gavin Bryars: Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)

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Ralph van Raat - Gavin Bryars: Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)

Gavin Bryars - Piano Concerto (The Solway Canal); After Handel’s Vesper; Ramble On Cortona (2011)
Ralph van Raat, piano; Cappella Amsterdam, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Otto Tausk

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572570 | Time: 00:52:39

The emotional content, lyricism and direct appeal of Gavin Bryars’s music are unique, reflecting a contemporary composer’s absorption and transformation of several centuries of musical craftsmanship in order to reflect his, and our, own epoch. Originally written for harpsichord, After Handel’s Vesper is a strong illustration of Bryars’s post-minimal interests in early music repertoire. Ramble on Cortona, derived from 13th-century music, makes expressive use of the piano’s resonant qualities, while in the highly-coloured, almost impressionistic The Solway Canal, landscapes pass by as if in a dream.

Bjarke Mogensen, Johan Bridger, Mathias Heise & Danish Chamber Players - Album for Astor (2022)

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Bjarke Mogensen, Johan Bridger, Mathias Heise & Danish Chamber Players - Album for Astor (2022)

Bjarke Mogensen, Johan Bridger, Mathias Heise & Danish Chamber Players - Album for Astor (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 309 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:20
Classical | Label: OUR Recordings

All of Piazzolla’s more than 750 works are inextricably bound to an essential and unmistakable Argentinian identity. In commemoration of 100th anniversary of the birth of the genius of Nuevo Tango, the young Danish master of the modern accordion, Bjarke Mogensen, is joined by the award-wining percussionist Johan Bridger and winner of the title “Chromatic Harmonica World Champion”, and ‘New Jazz Star of The Year’ Mathias Heise. Together with members of The Danish Chamber Players they bring Piazzolla’s vibrant and sensuous scores vividly to life!

Marina Baranova - Atlas of Imaginary Places (2021)

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Marina Baranova - Atlas of Imaginary Places (2021)

Marina Baranova - Atlas of Imaginary Places (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 155 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:43:41
Classical | Label: Neue Meister

Marina Baranova knows a thing or two about conjuring fantastical worlds. Since her childhood when she’d sit with her fairy tale books open in front of the piano translating the pictures she saw into sound worlds up to her last album, where she envisioned a darker side to Debussy, the Ukrainian composer and pianist’s imagination has always played an active role in the music she plays. For her latest release, 'Atlas of Imaginary Places', she lets it run the show. For it, Baranova worked with the Danish visual artist Christian Gundtoft and Ukrainian writer Volodymyr Kompaniets to conceive more than just an album. “I wanted to create this alternative listening experience,” she explains, “Don’t underestimate the power of imagination, now more than ever, it’s important to remember we have this treasure within us.”

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & The Metropolitan Opera Chorus - Philip Glass: Akhnaten (Live at the Met, 2019) (2019)

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The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & The Metropolitan Opera Chorus - Philip Glass: Akhnaten (Live at the Met, 2019) (2019)

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & The Metropolitan Opera Chorus – Philip Glass: Akhnaten (Live at the Met, November 23, 2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 563 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 315 Mb | 02:17:41
Classical, Opera | Label: Metropolitan Opera

One of the biggest hits of the 2019–20 season, Philip Glass's Akhnaten is the third installment in the composer's Portrait Trilogy focused on revolutionary figures from world history. Starring as the ancient Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to radically alter his society, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines this performance from the Live in HD series. In her Met-debut season, Karen Kamensek conducts the hypnotic score, leading a cast that also features soprano Dísella Lárusdóttir as Queen Tye, mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges as Nefertiti, and bass Zachary James as Amenhotep I. Phelim McDermott's endlessly inventive production fills the Met stage with breathtaking visuals, including virtuosic pattern-juggling routines by Gandini Juggling.

Stephanie Mccallum & Erin Helyard - Aristea Mellos: Preludes and Duets (2022)

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Stephanie Mccallum & Erin Helyard - Aristea Mellos: Preludes and Duets (2022)

Stephanie Mccallum & Erin Helyard - Aristea Mellos: Preludes and Duets (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 176 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:20
Classical | Label: ABC Classic

Aristea Mellos is a Greek-Australian composer and pianist whose compositional voice has been described as ‘unnerving and awe-inspiring’ (Limelight). In this new album, she celebrates the miracle of the piano: its mechanical precision, its poetic resonance and its capacity for song.

Isabelle Durin & Michaël Ertzscheid - Un Violon dans l'Histoire (2022)

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Isabelle Durin & Michaël Ertzscheid - Un Violon dans l'Histoire (2022)

Isabelle Durin & Michaël Ertzscheid - Un Violon dans l'Histoire (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 235 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 139 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:52
Classical | Label: NoMadMusic

If the 7th art contributes greatly to resurrecting all past memories, it is undoubtedly also thanks to the eloquence of the music carrying its image. In Un Violon dans l'Histoire, Isabelle Durin and Michaël Ertzscheid explore more than 70 years of cinema by exploring famous themes by Charlie Chaplin, Michel Legrand and John Williams.

Kersten McCall - B.ACH (2022)

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Kersten McCall - B.ACH (2022)

Kersten McCall - B.ACH (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 285 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:52
Classical | Label: TRPTK

Kersten McCall, who was called "a master" by Bernard Haitink, presents his debut for the ground- breaking TRPTK label, known for its state-of-the-art recordings and adventurous productions. Bold arrangements of music by Johann Sebastian Bach form the core of his album: a starting point that sets the stage for an unusual approach to well-known pieces. McCall arranges the famous 'Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013' and provides the sonatas BWV 1033, BWV 1005, and BWV 1032 with his own arrangement. Surprising and tantalizing interludes add to the tension.

Gustav Frielinghaus & Jaan Ots - Between 1945 and 1960: Albrecht, Schweppe, Seiber (2022)

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Gustav Frielinghaus & Jaan Ots - Between 1945 and 1960: Albrecht, Schweppe, Seiber (2022)

Gustav Frielinghaus & Jaan Ots - Between 1945 and 1960: Albrecht, Schweppe, Seiber (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 243 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 147 Mb | 01:03:51
Classical | Label: KKE Records

The compositions for violin and piano recorded here were written between 1945 and 1960. Although Kurt Albrecht, Mátyás Seiber and Joachim Schweppe never met and their biographies took very different turns, they ultimately appear connected through their contemporaries. National Socialism and the Second World War left their mark on the lives of all three composers.

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam - Shostakovich & Bacewicz: Reflections (2022)

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Dudok Quartet Amsterdam - Shostakovich & Bacewicz: Reflections (2022)

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam - Shostakovich & Bacewicz: Reflections (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 283 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:01:07
Classical | Label: Rubicon Classics

“As a string quartet of the 21st Century, we are searching for the meaning of the music we perform. Our goal is to convey the image which emanates from the music in the most authentic way. As a kind of time-transcending minstrel, the Quartet is continuously searching for the best ways to reflect the music from the past, with a new meaning and for a contemporary audience” - Dudok Quartet, Amsterdam

Wilhelmina Smith - Salonen & Saariaho: Works for Solo Cello (2019)

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Wilhelmina Smith - Salonen & Saariaho: Works for Solo Cello (2019)

Wilhelmina Smith - Salonen & Saariaho: Works for Solo Cello (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 241 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:02
Classical | Label: Ondine

This solo album by cellist Wilhelmina Smith features works for solo cello by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kaija Saariaho. Both composers belong to a generation of modernist Finnish composers whose work has gained broad acceptance in musical culture throughout the world. While each composer has a clear individual artistic persona, as a group they are known for pushing sonic boundaries. In writing for strings and, in particular on this recording, the cello, Salonen and Saariaho exploit the outer reaches of the technical possibilities for both the instrument and the performer. Wilhelmina Smith is an artist of intense commitment, poetic insight and dazzling versatility.

Arturo Tallini - Changes: Contemporary Guitar Music by Cage, Carter, Dashow, Kampela & Reich (2022)

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Arturo Tallini - Changes: Contemporary Guitar Music by Cage, Carter, Dashow, Kampela & Reich (2022)

Arturo Tallini - Changes: Contemporary Guitar Music by Cage, Carter, Dashow, Kampela & Reich (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 211 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:47
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Repertoire for solo guitar has gained in depth and quality in recent decades, with acoustic and electronic techniques enjoying an ever more imaginative coexistence. Arturo Tallini’s recital explores contrasting approaches for his instrument, beginning with the ostinato textures of Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, an acknowledged classic in this field. Tallini’s transcriptions of early piano works by Cage create a mood of reverie, while Carter’s Changes forms a mercurial dialogue. James Dashow’s iPiece fuses acoustic and electronic elements to stunning effect, while Arthur Kampela’s Percussion Studies have proved pivotal in exploring new sounds for the guitar.

Eleni Karaindrou - The 10 (2008) [Greek TV Soundtrack]

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Eleni Karaindrou - The 10 (2008) [Greek TV Soundtrack]

Ελένη Καραϊνδρου ‎– Τò 10 (2008) [Greek TV Soundtrack]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM/Mikri Arktos | # CD MA15231-11 | Time: 01:03:20
Soundtrack, Contemporary Jazz, Contemporary Classical, Mediterranean/Balkan

Eleni Karaindrou – “Greece’s most eloquent living composer” in the words of Time magazine – was born in Teichio, a mountain village in central Greece. She still retains vivid memories of the sound world of her childhood: "the music of the wind, rain on the slate roof, running water. The nightingale's singing. And then the silence of the snow." Sometimes the mountains would echo to the sound of flutes and clarinets played at village festivals. “I still have a strong memory of the Byzantine melodies I heard in church and the continuous voices of the men accompanying the chanter," she has said. Resonances of this sound world, imbued with the history and suffering of her native land, have found their way into the many scores she has composed for film, TV and theatre in the past four decades.

Duo Gazzana - Kõrvits, Schumann, Grieg (2022)

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Duo Gazzana - Kõrvits, Schumann, Grieg (2022)

Duo Gazzana - Kõrvits, Schumann, Grieg (2022)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:00:18 | 140 Mb
Classical | Label: ECM Records

In a continued balancing act of combining inventive contemporary works with traditional classical repertoire on ECM New Series, this time the duo of Italian sisters Gazzana – violinist Natascia and pianist Raffaella – ventures back to the 19. century for impassioned interpretations of Robert Schumann’s sonata op. 105 and Edvard Grieg’s sonata op.45. The two embrace these core romantic scores with a profound understanding of the composers’ idioms and intentions. Premiere recordings of Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits’ Stalker Suite and Notturni, each in four movements, make up the modern part of the programme – the pieces were composed explicitly for the Gazzanas. Stalker Suite is a homage to the renowned filmmaker Andrei Tarkovski with a strong emphasis on the nuances of texture and tonality, diligently explored between violin and piano.

Santiago Cañón-Valencia - Ascenso (2022)

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Santiago Cañón-Valencia - Ascenso (2022)

Santiago Cañón-Valencia - Ascenso (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 168 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:42:07
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus

Ascenso is a collection of works that have, in one way or another, a direct connection to myself. I wanted to present an album that was a representation of my current self, not just as a cellist, but as an artist. My idea is that this is not a cellist’s recording, or an album centered around the instrument, but rather a work that is meant to be experienced as you would a painting on a wall, whatever that may mean to you.