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Alexandre Tharaud - Pesson, Abrahamsen & Strasnoy: Piano Concertos (2020)

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Alexandre Tharaud - Pesson, Abrahamsen & Strasnoy: Piano Concertos (2020)

Alexandre Tharaud - Pesson, Abrahamsen & Strasnoy: Piano Concertos (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 211 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 144 Mb | 01:02:53
Classical | Label: Warner Classics, Erato Records

This album brings together world premiere recordings of three aesthetically diverse piano concertos that were written for Alexandre Tharaud. They are Left, alone by the Dane Hans Abrahamsen (b. 1952), Future is a faded song by the Frenchman Gérard Pesson (b.1958) and Kuleshov by the Argentian-born Frenchman Oscar Strasnoy (b.1970). Strasnoy has said that his concerto was “inspired by Alexandre Tharaud’s unique and inimitable phrasing and clarity of playing.” No doubt those words could apply to all three works on the album.

Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

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Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

Valentin Silvestrov - Sacred Songs (2012)
Kiev Chamber Choir; Mykola Hobdych, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:07
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2279, 476 4990

The Book of Genesis tells us that in the beginning was the Word and that the Word was sound. But what if it was music? What if God, in contemplating the creation of Creation, sang being into being? If so, it might have sounded something like the Sacred Songs of Valentin Silvestrov. In this seventh ECM album devoted to the Ukrainian composer’s music, we thusly encounter a sense of space unique to the Russian liturgy: the more the voices unify in movement, the more they lift from one another like temporary tattoos, leaving behind mirror images that wash away with baptism into infinite oneness with the Holy Spirit. Sin as sun. Firmament as fundament.

Eyvind Kang - The Story of Iceland (2000)

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Eyvind Kang - The Story of Iceland (2000)

Eyvind Kang - The Story of Iceland (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 227 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 Mb | Covers included | 00:43:07
Jazz, Contemporary Classical, World Fusion, Experimental Rock | Label: Tzadik Records

From the twisted world of pop, rock, classical and world music, to acts of revolution and riots in the streets violinist, composer, conceptualist, raconteur and world traveller Eyvind Kang takes us on an exciting new trip to Iceland. An avid fan of underground esoterica and a generous collaborator with the likes of Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Arto Lindsay, Ikue Mori and many others, Kang is at his best in the studio, creating incredibly complex sound sculptures filled with meticulous detail, power and vision. His most recent CD, three years in the making features a rare appearance of Indian violinist Kala Ramnath, a bizarre cult anthem (10:10) and a beautiful piece scored for gamelan.

Eyvind Kang - The Yelm Sessions (2007)

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Eyvind Kang - The Yelm Sessions (2007)

Eyvind Kang - The Yelm Sessions (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 222 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | Covers included | 00:42:57
World Fusion, Contemporary Classical, Jazz | Label: Tzadik Records

Another important piece of the elusive and hermetic Eyvind Kang puzzle. This newest studio project from one of the most consistently interesting young composer/performers working today is instantly Kang’s most adventurous, varied and ambitious recordings to date. Featuring many of his most illustrious musical associates as well as several orchestral ensembles from around the world, this new CD brings Kang’s exuberant gift for orchestration and lyricism together with a keen sense of the miraculous. Kang’s star is rightfully on the rise.

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Bernat Vivancos: Requiem (2015) 2CDs

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Bernat Vivancos: Requiem (2015) 2CDs

Bernat Vivancos - Requiem (2015) 2CDs
Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 228 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Neu Records | # NEU 010 | Time: 01:37:54

Catalan composer Bernat Vivancos's 'Blanc', released by Neu Records in 2013, was an acclaimed double album of premiere recordings by the Latvian Radio Choir, one of the world's finest chamber choirs, conducted by Sigvards Klava. This follow-up reunites the composer with these forces in a performance of his profound Requiem. The renowned musician Jordi Savall first encountered - and was greatly moved by - Vivancos's music through 'Blanc'. He says: "The innovative richness of the works by Bernat Vivancos are, I believe, the clearest and most striking proof of the vitality of a new musical Renaissance. His extraordinary talent and his profound spirituality are placed at the service of a process that is the invention of a new language which, in spite of its complexity and modernity, is capable of transmitting to us pure beauty and emotion." Vivancos composed his Requiem - scored for mixed choir, soloists, cello soloist (here Pau Codina), cello quartet, accordion and percussion - in memory of his father.

The Hague Philharmonic, Carolyn Kuan - Philip Glass - Life: A Journey Through Time (2017)

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The Hague Philharmonic, Carolyn Kuan - Philip Glass - Life: A Journey Through Time (2017)

Philip Glass - Life: A Journey Through Time (2017)
The Hague Philharmonic, conducted by Carolyn Kuan

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Orange Mountain | # OMM0116 | Time: 00:58:11

Orange Mountain is proud to announce the release of the world premiere recording of LIFE - A Journey Through Time with The Hague Philharmonic under the direction of Carolyn Kuan. Commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and conceived of by nature photographer Frans Lanting, LIFE: A Journey Through Time is a multimedia experience with images by Lanting and music by Philip Glass that showcases the wonders of the natural world. The hour-long score is cast in seven movements and was drawn from previously existing music in the Glass catalogue from a variety of sources, orchestrated for the first time by Michael Riesman. Since its premiere in 2006, LIFE has been performed dozens of times including in an abbreviated version, ORIGINS, at the inauguration of the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland for an audience of international dignitaries.

Terry Riley - Autodreamographical Tales (2010)

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Terry Riley - Autodreamographical Tales (2010)

Terry Riley - Autodreamographical Tales (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 323 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | Covers included | 01:16:04
Avant-Garde Classical, Spoken Word | Label: Tzadik Records

One of the most influential musicians on the planet, Terry Riley is the father of both minimalism and the downtown scene, having incorporated improvisation into his work from as far back as the early 1960s. This project, a musical dream diary, was created in 1996 and features Terry playing and telling stories from his unconscious. Coupled with his legendary Hook Lecture from Sydney, Australia, Autodreamographical Tales is unique in the Riley discography—a CD of spoken word with music. Incredibly evocative musical backgrounds highlight these strange stories read with eloquence and panache by one of most important musical figures of the late 20th century. At 75, still writing and performing with incredible power, magic and love, Terry Riley remains THE MAN—the hippest, coolest cat around.

Spektral Quartet - Serious Business (2016)

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Spektral Quartet - Serious Business (2016)

Spektral Quartet - Serious Business (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 319 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:44
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus

Serious Business is not a funny album. More accurately, playing this album will not induce the brand of gut-busting, teary-eyed revelry that an episode of Chappelle’s Show or a YouTube clip of Anna Karkowska’s vibrato will. It is funny like the idea of a Rothko turning the stomachs of well-heeled gluttons at the Four Seasons is funny, or how anything Andy Kaufman ever suited up for is funny. It might be a little uncomfortable, rings clear in its truth, and sometimes reveals itself gradually.

Valentin Silvestrov - New Bagatelles (2017) 3CDs

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Valentin Silvestrov - New Bagatelles (2017) 3CDs

Valentin Silvestrov - New Bagatelles (2017) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 779 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 532 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Дух і Літера | # None | Time: 03:46:57

Alfred Schnittke and Arvo Pärt have both called the Ukrainian Valentin Silvestrov "one of the greatest composers of our time”. He is also one of its true originals; though a leading figure in the former Soviet Union’s avant-garde in the 1960s, he subsequently came to realise that "the most important lesson of the avant-garde was to be free of all preconceived ideas – particularly those of the avant-garde." Silvestrov was born in Kiev in 1937 and studied the piano at Kiev Evening Music School, then composition, harmony and counterpoint at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. His early experimental orientation meant that his work received official criticism in the Soviet Union and, despite prizes and some prominent champions, recognition in his homeland and beyond was hard won. Over time, Silvestrov’s compositional practice evolved into what he would come to call his “metaphorical style” or “meta-music.” The composer wishes his works to be seen as “codas” to musical history because “fewer and fewer texts are possible which… begin at the beginning”. He has declared that “I do not write new music. My music is a response to and an echo of what already exists.”

Robert Hollingworth, I Fagiolini - Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible (2019)

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Robert Hollingworth, I Fagiolini - Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible (2019)

Robert Hollingworth, I Fagiolini - Leonardo: Shaping the Invisible: Josquin, Victoria, Tallis, Monteverdi, Bach, Daniel-Lesur, Williams (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 304 Mb | Total time: 71:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CORO | COR16171 | Recorded: 2018

Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, pioneer of flight, anatomist, scientist - yet according to Vasari, Leonardo’s first job outside Florence was as a musician. “Music cannot be regarded other than as the sister of painting', said Leonardo, so for the 500th anniversary of his death in 2019, I Fagiolini and Martin Kemp offer reflections of his images in vocal music: aural Fantasia dei Vinci - art through the prism of music.

Wiek Hijmans - Electric Solo! - Contemporary music for Electric guitar (2002) {X-OR CD 012}

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Wiek Hijmans - Electric Solo! - Contemporary music for Electric guitar (2002) {X-OR CD 012}

Wiek Hijmans - Electric Solo! - Contemporary music for Electric guitar (2002) {X-OR CD 012}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 157 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2002 X-OR Records | CD 012
Classical / Contemporary / Experimental / Electric Guitar

Wiek Hijmans (1967) has played the electric guitar since the age of eleven. His interest in both classical and popular music instilled a lifelong passion in him for integrating the electric guitar in classical music. Hijmans has been featured at the Holland Festivals Night of the electric guitar, and at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, as ‘the specialist in contemporary composed music for electric guitar’. Hijmans holds a Performing Musician’s Diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he studied with David Starobin.

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 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | 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.

Dave Brubeck - Sacred Choral Works: Songs of Praise - Pacific Mozart Ensemble (2010) {Dorian--Sono Luminus ‎DSL-92101}

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Dave Brubeck - Sacred Choral Works: Songs of Praise - Pacific Mozart Ensemble (2010) {Dorian--Sono Luminus ‎DSL-92101}

Dave Brubeck - Sacred Choral Works: Songs of Praise - Pacific Mozart Ensemble (2010) {Dorian–Sono Luminus ‎DSL-92101}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 313 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 140 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Dorian Recordings / Sono Luminus ‎| DSL-92101
Classical / Choral / Jazz / Sacred Music

Dave Brubeck is one of the most well-known jazz pianists of all time. Mr. Brubeck is also a fluent, developed musician, exploring new avenues in composition and performance including his many choral compositions. Lauded around the world, Mr. Brubeck just received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor in December 2009. This album, featuring premiere recordings of the Sacred Choral music (less "Sleep Holy Infant, Sleep") of Mr. Brubeck, performed by the GRAMMY nominated group The Pacific Mozart Ensemble for whom some of the pieces were written and Mr. Brubeck has worked closely with. The album also features the Multi-GRAMMY nominated ensemble Quartet San Francisco who most recently has received 2 nominatioins for the 52nd Annual GRAMMY awards.

Carolin Widmann, LPO, Vladimir Jurowski - Julian Anderson: In lieblicher Bläue; Alleluia; The Stations of the Sun (2016)

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Carolin Widmann, LPO, Vladimir Jurowski - Julian Anderson: In lieblicher Bläue; Alleluia; The Stations of the Sun (2016)

Julian Anderson: In lieblicher Bläue; Alleluia; The Stations of the Sun (2016)
Carolin Widmann, violin; London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: LPO | # LPO-0089 | Time: 00:54:36

This recording features one of today’s most sought-after conductors, Vladimir Jurowski, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, with many of his recordings on the LPO Label being chosen for special mentions by BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine. This recording of In lieblicher Bläue is taken from its world premiere performance at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 14 March 2015. The recordings of Alleluia and The Stations of the Sun are also taken from live concert recordings at the Royal Festival Hall in March 2014 and December 2013 respectively. As Composer in Residence from 2010–14, Julian Anderson has a close affinity with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and this CD is a celebration of his time at the LPO. This is Julian’s second release on the LPO label, featuring premiere recordings of Alleluia and In lieblicher Bläue.

Alexander Brincken, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Rainer Held - Alexander Brincken: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2020)

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Alexander Brincken, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Rainer Held - Alexander Brincken: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2020)

Alexander Brincken, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Rainer Held - Alexander Brincken: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 374 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:15:42
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics

Alexander Brincken, born in Leningrad in 1952 and Swiss-based since 1992, writes in an accessible and unashamedly late-Romantic language. His grandiose Fourth Symphony of 2014–15, written for a huge orchestra, has echoes of a number of earlier composers, among them Berlioz, Bruckner, Martinů, Wagner and, especially, Franz Schmidt and Richard Strauss, all assimilated into a big-hearted style that blends dignity, lyricism and power, with a strong sense of the Swiss landscapes in which he has made his home. The earlier Capriccio for piano and orchestra – a concerto in all but name – has, in turn, something of the sober strength and wiry energy of Frank Martin – curiously, since it was written seven years before Brincken moved to Switzerland.