Subcategories

Stephane Deneve, Stuttgart RSO - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2016)

Posted By: Designol
Stephane Deneve,  Stuttgart RSO - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2016)

Maurice Ravel - Orchestral Works Vol. 3: Daphnis et Chloé; Valses nobles et sentimentales (2016)
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart SWR; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart; Stéphane Denève

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: SWR/Naxos | # SWR19004CD | Time: 01:13:26

This third volume of the complete orchestral works by the great French composer Maurice Ravel features his music for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé, his longest work, written for Sergei Diaghalev’s Ballets Russes. The company gave the first performance in 1912. Ravel depicted the characters in the story with great musical delicacy, and the Stuttgart Orchestra reflects this through the attention it gives to the score’s finest nuances. Ravel secures scintillating effects from the large percussion section that he uses, a clear nod to ancient music. The Valses nobles et sentimentales were composed at the same time as the ballet, which makes it an appropriate coupling. The version for piano, clearly linked to Franz Schubert’s similarly named waltzes, was published in 1911, with the orchestral version following one year later. Again the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra gives a thrilling, first class interpretation.

Giovanni Togni - The Expressive Harpsichord (2012/2016)

Posted By: delpotro
Giovanni Togni - The Expressive Harpsichord (2012/2016)

Giovanni Togni - The Expressive Harpsichord (2012/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 396 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Artwork included | 01:00:40
Classical | Label: Animus Cristofori

The harpsichord by Thomas Culliford (Longman & Broderip) from 1785 is one of the very few remaining English harpsichords in Italy. It is the only harpsichord by Culliford with a single manual, with its original registers and jacks and especially with its unchanged Machine stop. The restoration included a thorough cleaning and consolidation of unglued components, especially the cleaning of the soundboard and the consolidation of the inlay work on the front board. Some of the strings which were identified as being original were carefully documented and examined.

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

Posted By: delpotro
Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:30
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: AR Ré-Sé

Choir leader, singing teacher, singer and composer, Maurice Bourbon leads three vocal ensembles as the art director of the Chapelle des Flandres Association - Métamorphoses, a vocal ensemble of international soloists, Coeli et Terra, a top-level chamber choir, and Biscantor!, a vocal ensemble of young adults, founded respectively in 1983, 1987 and 2005.

Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs

Posted By: Designol
Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs

Pat Metheny - The Unity Sessions (2016) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 694 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 265 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79468-8 | Time: 01:56:12
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion

Once you’ve heard Pat Metheny you will always recognise him, no matter what company he’s in or what instrument he’s playing, be it a simple acoustic guitar or some unlikely invention of his own. Beneath it all there’s a frank, open-hearted tunefulness that keeps the music airborne. This double album, recorded at the end of a year-long tour by his Unity Band, is as polished and sophisticated as any, but moments such as the opening melody of This Belongs to You or the gradual unfolding of Born are just plain elegant. There’s a similar quality about saxophonist Chris Potter’s playing, and all four are so relaxed in each other’s company that everything flows beautifully.

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Campra: Cantates françaises (1986/2016)

Posted By: delpotro
Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Campra: Cantates françaises (1986/2016)

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Campra: Cantates françaises (1986/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 291 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:55:06
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

William Christie triumphs; nobody does French Baroque with an Italian accent better and with his ensemble Les Arts Flos, he has made some of the finest recordings of French baroque music, including these French cantatas by André Campra (1660-1744). Campra is usually regarded as the most important French composer between Lully and Rameau and a transitional figure in French opera. Curiously, many of the musicans of Les Arts Florissants back in 1986 were American or British: violinist John Holloway, flautist Robert Claire, theorbist Stephen Stubbs, and the superlative American soprano Jill Feldman. However, to hear quintessential French vocal technique, listen to Dominique Visse singing the cantata 'La Dispute de l'Amour et de l'Hymen.' Jean-François Gardeil, the baritone on this CD, also contributes a pure French inflection to the performance. Recorded in 1986, in Arles.

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Moulinié: Cantique de Moÿse (1980/2016)

Posted By: delpotro
Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Moulinié: Cantique de Moÿse (1980/2016)

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Moulinié: Cantique de Moÿse (1980/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:48:27
Classical, Vocal | Label: harmonia mundi

William Christie directs the singers and period-instrument musicians of Les Arts Florissants in a recording of works by Etienne Moulinié (c1600-c1669). Recorded June 1980, Eglise du Bon Secours, Paris with notes in English, French, and German and texts with English translations.

Elvis Presley - The Album Collection: 60th Anniversary 60-CD Edition (2016) {Discs 13-18}

Posted By: BlondStyle
Elvis Presley - The Album Collection: 60th Anniversary 60-CD Edition (2016) {Discs 13-18}

Elvis Presley - The Album Collection: 60th Anniversary 60-CD Edition (2016) {Discs 13-18}
Pop/Rock, Rock'N'Roll | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 02:49:09 | 1,13 Gb
Label: RCA/Sony Music/Legacy (EU) | Cat.# 88875114562 | Released: 2016-03-18 (1961-1963)

This 60th Anniversary 60-CD Deluxe Edition celebrates RCA Victor's signing of Elvis Presley-The King of rock 'n' roll. Features all of the albums Elvis recorded and RCA released in his lifetime: studio, soundtrack, and live. It also includes compilations released that featured unreleased songs or songs new to the LP format.

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds (Complete Piano Music), Volume 1-6 (2015-2019) 6 CDs

Posted By: Designol
Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds (Complete Piano Music), Volume 1-6 (2015-2019) 6 CDs

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Vol. 1-6 (2015-2019) 6 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.63 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.14 Gb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | Time: 07:31:52

Piano is Philip Glass’ primary instrument (he also studied violin and flute); he composes at the keyboard. With its seemingly contradictory elements of lyricism and percussiveness, it is in some ways the ideal medium for Glass’ musical language. With its deep roots in tradition (spanning the Classical, Romantic and Modern eras), the instrument embodies the composer’s desire to merge new ideas with classic forms. It is perhaps via piano (and, by extension, keyboard) that performers and listeners can make the most direct and personal contact with Glass’ musical genius. Nicolas Horvath is an unusual artist with an unconventional résumé. He began his music studies at the Académie de Musique Prince Rainier III de Monaco, and at the age 16, he caught the attention of the American conductor Lawrence Foster who helped him to secure a three-year scholarship from the Princess Grace Foundation in order to further his studies. His mentors include a number of distinguished international pianists. Known for his boundary-less musical explorations, Horvath is an enthusiastic promoter of contemporary music. He has commissioned numerous works and collaborated with leading contemporary composers from around the world including Philip Glass.

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)

Posted By: Designol
Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:09
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67613

As one of the world's foremost interpreters of Baroque keyboard music on the modern piano, Angela Hewitt has established a fine reputation for impeccable playing and fresh musical insights. Listeners who cherish her award-winning recordings on Hyperion of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach have already experienced her exquisite playing, and they will be delighted to hear this selection of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Bach's contemporary and an innovator whose compositions influenced the development of the Classical sonata. Some of these selections are well known, particularly the Sonata in C major, Kk159, the Sonata in D major, Kk96, and the Sonata in E major, Kk380, which are often anthologized, though Hewitt hasn't packed this disc with greatest hits (with 555 sonatas to choose from, there are many less familiar that deserve attention). Hewitt's performances are thoughtfully phrased, polished in tone, and rhythmically precise with a modicum of rubato, and she is alert to the subtleties that make this music so beguiling. Hewitt recorded these 16 sonatas in the Beethovensaal in Hannover, where she made her first Bach recordings for Hyperion 20 years previously, and the acoustics are nearly ideal for her style.

VA - Akarui Nouson Keikaku II (2016) {明るい農村計画}

Posted By: TestTickles
VA - Akarui Nouson Keikaku II (2016) {明るい農村計画}

VA - Akarui Nouson Keikaku II (2016) {明るい農村計画}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 184 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 71 mb
Genre: electronica, UK garage, tunecore

Akarui Nouson Keikaku II is a 2016 compilation of powerful electronica music and what is called Tunecore. This was released by 明るい農村計画.

Asucré - Hope Leaves (EP) (2016)

Posted By: TestTickles
Asucré - Hope Leaves (EP) (2016)

Asucré - Hope Leaves (EP) (2016)
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 116 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 51 mb
Genre: electronic

Hope Leaves is a 2016 4-song EP by Philadephia artist Asucré. This project is self-released, only 20 copies were made.

Orchestra of St. Luke's, Pablo Heras-Casado - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)

Posted By: Designol
Orchestra of St. Luke's, Pablo Heras-Casado - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 'Winter Daydreams' Op. 13; The Tempest Op. 18 (2016)
Orchestra of St. Luke's; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902220 | Time: 01:08:20

Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied conducting career—encompassing the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically informed performance and cutting-edge contemporary scores. He has served as Principal Conductor of Orchestra of St. Luke’s since 2011, now extended to September 2017. OSL began as a chamber ensemble based at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village. Today, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble consists of 21 virtuoso artists who perform a diverse repertoire and make up OSL’s artistic core. harmonia mundi are proud to release OSL's debut album for the label featuring two of Tchaikovsky's earliest notable works, both of which are dramatic and vibrant: Symphony No. 1, 'Winter Dreams' and 'The Tempest', a sprawling and turbulent seascape.

The Rolling Stones - Totally Stripped (2016) [4 x SD-Blu-ray] Re-up

Posted By: v3122
The Rolling Stones - Totally Stripped (2016) [4 x SD-Blu-ray] Re-up

The Rolling Stones - Totally Stripped (2016)
4xBlu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC, 1080i, 29,970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1 | LPCM, DTS-HD MA
Rock, Documentary | Eagle Rock, ERSBD3025 | ~ 108.75 Gb

Totally Stripped is a newly revised version of the documentary that was originally made to coincide with the release of The Rolling Stones Stripped album released in November 1995. It tells the story of the two studio sessions and three live shows that made up the Stripped project…

Joe Chambers - Landscapes (2016)

Posted By: Domestos
Joe Chambers - Landscapes (2016)

Joe Chambers - Landscapes (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 342.15 Mb | 59:57 | Covers
Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Savant - SCD 2140

Ever since Joe Chambers made his recording debut on Freddie Hubbard's classic LP, 'Breaking Point!' he's remained a nearly peerless jazz figure in terms of consummate musicianship. On 'Landscapes' Chambers reflects all of his well-honed talents as superb multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader in a pared down trio setting with bassist Ira Coleman and pianist Rick Germanson. His career throughout the 1960s established Chambers as both a noteworthy hard-bop and avant-garde jazz drummer and as an intriguing composer, particularly through his partnership with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. Chambers released his debut LP, 'The Almoravid' in 1974 for Muse Records. After recording several other releases for the Denon, Candid and Blue Note labels, Chambers reconnected with Muse's Joe Fields in 2005 and released 'The Outlaw' in 2006.

Bob Weir - Blue Mountain (2016) {Columbia-Legacy 88985366982}

Posted By: ruskaval
Bob Weir - Blue Mountain (2016) {Columbia-Legacy 88985366982}

Bob Weir - Blue Mountain (2016) {Columbia-Legacy 88985366982}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 304 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 161 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Roar / TRI / Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88985366982
Rock / Folk Rock / Blues Rock / Country Rock

Bob Weir never stopped making music but he did back away from his solo career after Heaven Help the Fool, a misbegotten 1978 effort that found the Grateful Dead guitarist attempting to dabble in the sun-splashed surfaces of SoCal soft rock. After that, he retreated to the boogying Bobby & the Midnites, a side project that was abandoned after the Dead scored a hit in 1987 with In the Dark, then after the death of Jerry Garcia, he wandered through several jam bands, settling on RatDog as a vehicle for whatever songs he had. All of this is to say that when 2016's Blue Mountain is called Weir's best album since his 1972 debut Ace – and it is, without question – there simply isn't much competition.