80's Music 2013

Angela Hewitt - Faure: Piano Music (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Angela Hewitt - Faure: Piano Music (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 72:40 minutes | 574 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitt's recordings of French piano music have received the highest critical acclaim. For this release, she turns to Faure, a French composer who is both serious and introspective, with a refinement that has led to him being relatively overlooked by some performers. In Angela Hewitt's hands this music is an utter joy. This album includes the composer's major work in the genre, the Theme et variations, Op 73, along with a selection of Valses-caprices and Nocturnes. It ends with a more radiant piece from Faure's youth, the Ballade pour piano seul, Op 19, dedicated to Saint-Saens.
Vox Luminis under Lionel Meunier - English Royal Funeral Music (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Vox Luminis under Lionel Meunier - English Royal Funeral Music (2013)
FLAC tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | Digital Booklet | 548MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Ricercar

We know now that Purcell's three Funeral Sentences were not written for the funeral of Queen Mary in 1695. Following the tradition of the English court, it was pieces by Thomas Morley, originally written for the funeral of Elizabeth I, that were sung there. Purcell's only contribution to the ceremony was the composition of two pieces for slide trumpets (March and Canzona), and the anthem in the archaic style Thou knowest, Lord. During the funeral procession to Westminster Abbey, a band of oboes played two marches written by John Paisible and Thomas Tollet. This recording assembles the music composed for the funeral of Queen Mary and that used at the funeral of Elizabeth I in 1603.

Ensemble Avantgarde - Giacinto Scelsi: Chamber Music (2013)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 7, 2017
Ensemble Avantgarde - Giacinto Scelsi: Chamber Music (2013)

Ensemble Avantgarde - Giacinto Scelsi: Chamber Music (2013)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:37 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog: 6131802

Ensemble Avantgarde's 2013 release on MDG presents six pieces that sum up the ideas and techniques Giacinto Scelsi employed in his late semi-improvised works. Three are solos and three are duets, so the forces are small and limited in their potential for creating dense sonorities. Yet Scelsi's music wasn't always about microtonal drones played by large ensembles, or vast durations that made time seem irrelevant. Here, the strands of Scelsi's textures are exposed and clarified by isolating the instruments. Ko-Lho (1976) is transparent in its counterpoint, though the rapid changes between the flute and clarinet in register and gestures sometimes suggest the presence of a third unwritten part.

Clookai - Spiritual Flute Music (2013)  Music

Posted by varrock at Feb. 4, 2017
Clookai - Spiritual Flute Music (2013)

Clookai - Spiritual Flute Music (2013)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 61:41 min | 144 Mb
Style: New Age | Label: Paradise Music

Clookai has been playing the flute and Irish tin whistle since the age of 12. Her passion for music started from a young age when she frequented live music venues around Leicestershire with her parents.
Walter Gatti - Buxtehude: The most important organ music (2013)

Walter Gatti - Buxtehude: The most important organ music (2013)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 171 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Elegia | 2013 | 01:06:10

Denmark composer and organist Dietreich Buxtehude (1637-1707) was a man of broad culture (his hometown Latin school was one of the most prestigious of his times and he came from an highly educated family). His astonishing musical style is mixing bravery and consistency in an alternation between sharp architectures and oasis of peacefulness. Buxtehude’s music is a clear portrait of his times, connecting Sweelinck’s Dutch style with Weckmann’s Italian taste.
Noah Preminger, Masa Kamaguchi & Rob Garcia - Background Music (2013)

Noah Preminger, Masa Kamaguchi & Rob Garcia - Background Music (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Post Bop, Free Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound New Talent | # FSNT 430 | Time: 00:58:48

A European recording date for Brooklyn-based Preminger, hailed across the pond as a distinctive tenor stylist with a gift for composition. Joined by the sensitive accompaniment of both fellow Brooklynite Garcia and Barcelona resident Kamaguchi, Preminger tackles a varied set of tunes. Theres a sweet (but never cloying) version of Try A Little Tenderness and a minimal Moonlight In Vermont (with a nicely understated drum solo). They step out a little further to pleasing effect on Ornettes Law Years and Monks Four In One and on the one original, Garcias Prairie Dance, but this disc never loses sight of lyricism and melody. Which is undoubtedly why Preminger is receiving such praise his playing is cool (the title track is a Warne Marsh tune), inventive, unexpected but never jarring or dissonant. In a world where innovative and edgy often means grating in a new way, Preminger is a rising star for those who like a little sugar in their coffee.
Roger Norrington, London Classical Players, Schutz Choir - Mozart: Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem, Ave verum corpus, Masonic Funeral Music (2013)
Nancy Argenta, soprano; Catherine Robbon, alto; John Mark Ainsley, tenor; Alastair Miles, bass
Schütz Choir of London; London Classical Players; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Virgin Classics | # 50999 7 35296 2 0 | Time: 00:57:45

The Mozart Requiem is one of the best-known sacred works in the classical repertoire. It was the composer's last work, and he left it unfinished at his death. British conductor Roger Norrington, a pioneer of authentic performing practice, and an outstanding group of singers present Duncan Druce's version of the Requiem, based on the latest Mozart research, together with other moving choral works.

Chris Conway - Relaxing Spa Music (2013)  Music

Posted by varrock at Oct. 15, 2016
Chris Conway - Relaxing Spa Music (2013)

Chris Conway - Relaxing Spa Music (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 9 | 62:10 min | 143 Mb
Style: New Age, Ambient | Label: Paradise Music

b. 5 December 1962, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Whether playing as part of a band or as a solo artist, singer-songwriter Conway always manages to retain his trademark acoustic guitar-based sound. Although from the USA, it was not until Conway began playing with UK-based musicians that he finally began receiving some recognition for his talents. Debuting in 1995 with the album Sounds Like Rain, Conway has issued solo outings on a regular basis with stand-out titles including 1996’s Flying Home and 2001’s Live! He has also released albums with Dan Britton, Chloe Singer and Judith Silver. Although known primarily for his aforementioned acoustic folk style, Conway often manages to break from the expected, and has issued additional albums in a variety of different styles.

Chris Conway - Guiding Light Meditation Music (2013)  Music

Posted by varrock at Oct. 14, 2016
Chris Conway - Guiding Light Meditation Music (2013)

Chris Conway - Guiding Light Meditation Music (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 1 | 53:58 min | 124 Mb
Style: New Age, Ambient | Label: Paradise Music

b. 5 December 1962, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Whether playing as part of a band or as a solo artist, singer-songwriter Conway always manages to retain his trademark acoustic guitar-based sound. Although from the USA, it was not until Conway began playing with UK-based musicians that he finally began receiving some recognition for his talents. Debuting in 1995 with the album Sounds Like Rain, Conway has issued solo outings on a regular basis with stand-out titles including 1996’s Flying Home and 2001’s Live! He has also released albums with Dan Britton, Chloe Singer and Judith Silver. Although known primarily for his aforementioned acoustic folk style, Conway often manages to break from the expected, and has issued additional albums in a variety of different styles.
Manuel Tomadin - Leyding, Kneller, Geist: Complete Organ Music (2013)

Manuel Tomadin - Leyding, Kneller, Geist: Complete Organ Music (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 317 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 177 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94716

Manuel Tomadin follows up his first album for Brilliant Classics, of Weimar-composed chorales by J.S. Bach (94456), with some little-known musical treasures from Hamburg c.1700 complemented by a bona-fide rarity by Bach, a chorale fantasia believed to date from between 1705 and 1710 and rediscovered as recently as 2008.