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VA - Masquerade - Carnival in Classical Music (2013) (10 CD Box Set)

VA - Masquerade - Carnival in Classical Music (2013) (10 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 08:29:51 min | Scans included | 1,84 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Documents (Membran Music)

As the title says, the 10-CD set 'Masquerade' celebrates the "Carnival in Classical Music". It is a subject that has inspired musicians throughout the ages ranging from Mozart to Khatchaturian. Alongside these two composers, this tremendous anthology includes works by Mozart, Fauré, Dvorák, Schumann, Satie, Svendsen, Prokofiev, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss II, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Berlioz, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Raymond, Liszt, Nielsen and Leonard Bernstein.
Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs

Manuel Tomadin - Domenico Alberti: Complete Keyboard Music (2015) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.44 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 647 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95161 | Time: 04:37:54

The prolific Domenico Alberti squeezed a surprising number of works out of a short and eventful life, achieving fame across Western Europe, particularly for the so-called ‘Alberti bass’, an arpeggiated style of left-hand keyboard playing. Yet his presentday reputation does not equal these heights, his fame largely limited today to his Eight Sonatas. This recording puts this to rights, showcasing Alberti as a composer who deserves to be remembered for centuries to come, as a musical poet possessed of remarkable invention and imagination. Alberti’s compositions display the simplicity and sensitivity of Clementi, the vigour of Mozart and, in the briefest of moments, an almost Schubertian or Chopinesque pre-Romanticism. His keyboard compositions are generally individual movements or twopart toccatas or sonatas, the whole full of melodic echoes and intentional reworkings, which form intriguing bridges between the pieces. The three distinct periods in the composer’s output of keyboard music are mirrored here by the use of organ, fortepiano and harpsichord (all of which Alberti would have had to hand in his day) – corresponding also to the period practice of ‘playing on all manner of instruments’, with individual pieces often not tied down to a specific instrument. This combination adds a talented keyboardist and international award-winner Manuel Tomadin who has a particular interest in Renaissance and Baroque music and historical organs. He brings all of his expertise to bear on this superb album. This 4 album set contains the complete keyboard music by Domenico Alberti, a First Recording.

Yolanda Kondonassis - Music of Alan Hovhaness (2000) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 22, 2018
Yolanda Kondonassis - Music of Alan Hovhaness (2000) (Repost)

Yolanda Kondonassis - Music of Alan Hovhaness (2000)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:01 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Telarc | Catalog: CD-80530

If ever there were a recording that should be played in small doses, it's this one! Alan Hovhaness' serene, metaphysical, meditative music can send you into a near trance-state or, depending on the work, into a rage. Working with the principles of oriental art and mysticism, Hovhaness creates musical cells of exquisite beauty and then, coming from that same paradigm, repeats them seemingly endlessly.
Richard Boothby - Lawes: Complete Music for Solo Lyra Viol (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Richard Boothby - Lawes: Complete Music for Solo Lyra Viol (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:17 minutes | 1.04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Some of the most famous English composers of the 17th century wrote pieces for the lyra viol, or even entire anthologies. These composers include John Cooper, John Jenkins, Christopher Simpson, Charles Coleman, and William Lawes. Due to the number of strings and their rather flat layout, the lyra viol can approximate polyphonic textures, and because of its small size and large range, it is more suited to intricate and quick melodic lines than the larger types of bass viol.
VA - The Rough Guide To The Music Of India (2002) {World Music Network} **[RE-UP]**

VA - The Rough Guide To The Music Of India (2002) {World Music Network}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 155 mb
Genre: Indian classical, Hindustani, world

Rough Guide has released a number of compilation albums for different musical styles and cultures, including for India. The Rough Guide To The Music Of India was released in 2002 and is a nice primer for a small hint of the music India has to offer, from singer Asha Bhosle to saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath to guitarist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. The disc features instrumentals and vocal pieces, from those that are under two minutes to tunes running close to 12 minutes.

Dan Siegel - Origins (2018) {Seal Stone Music}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 20, 2018
Dan Siegel - Origins (2018) {Seal Stone Music}

Dan Siegel - Origins (2018) {Seal Stone Music}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 301MB + 5% Recover
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 125MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Keyboard ace Dan Siegel's music has "contemporary chic" written all over it. Having worked a smooth seam for decades and crafted a fair amount of music for television and film, he knows a thing or two about putting together a tight arrangement, pulling from different stylistic sources, contracting the right players for a job, and producing a record with nary a rough edge to be seen. All of that knowledge and all of those skills were put to good use in the act of creating Origins.
Playing For Change - Listen to the Music (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Playing For Change - Listen to the Music (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 52:34 minutes | 589 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

This is the fourth in a series of star-studded Songs Around the World from Playing for Change - video and audio recordings of hit songs, multi-tracked by artists videotaped at picturesque locations around the world by visionary producer and philanthropist Mark Johnson. Listen to the Music consists of a 12-song album titled "Listen to the Music" and 12 full-length performance music videos that document the recording of the songs 'live on location' in 25 countries.
Maria Szymanowska Piano Duo, Agata Górska-Kołodziejska, Anna Liszewska - Forgotten Polish Piano Music For Four Hands (2018)

Maria Szymanowska Piano Duo, Agata Górska-Kołodziejska, Anna Liszewska - Forgotten Polish Piano Music For Four Hands (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 00:48:07 | 186 Mb
Classical | Label: DUX Records

Maria Szymanowska Piano Duo is formed by two pianist associated with the Academy of Music in Łódź. The guiding thought of the joint activity adopted by the artists is to promote Polish music and works of less known composers, whose pieces are gradually being forgotten. Polish music, to which the present CD including four hands piano music is dedicated, occupies a special place in their output.

BBC Music - May 2018  Magazines

Posted by Pulitzer at April 20, 2018
BBC Music - May 2018

BBC Music - May 2018
English | 120 pages | True PDF | 32.9 MB
Anastasia Khitruk - Khandoshkin: Virtuoso Violin Music at the Court of Catherine the Great (2006)

Anastasia Khitruk - Khandoshkin: Virtuoso Violin Music at the Court of Catherine the Great (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:17 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: NX 0028

Most listeners will never have heard the name Ivan Khandoshkin (1747-1804), but violinist Anastasia Khitruk has admirably undertaken to bring this little-known solo-violin repertoire to wider attention. Published in the early years of the 19th century, Khandoshkin’s Op. 3 sonatas show the influences we might expect, given the composer’s exposure to a court musical environment that included musicians from Italy, Germany, and France.