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Charlotte de Rothschild & Adrian Farmer - The Songs of Cyril Scott (2018)

Charlotte de Rothschild & Adrian Farmer - The Songs of Cyril Scott (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 162 MB
Label: Lyrita | Tracks: 24 | Time: 64:32 min

A composer who writes songs arguably allows us into a very personal side of his or her character. An instrumental composition gives us access to a composer's imagination and invention as far as the composer chooses to let us see, but a song shows a composer's highly personal response to a text – we hear how the composer reacts to another facet of creativity. We are not confined to the composer's own thoughts, and the best songs take us into a composer's creative mind. Scott's compositional style reflected the colour and richness of his ideas.

Adrian Clarck - Time Goes By (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 4, 2018
Adrian Clarck - Time Goes By (2018)

Adrian Clarck - Time Goes By (2018)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:13 | 115 MB
Label: AURASKY MUSIC

This is the second album of the trio Adrian Clarck that we have in our hands. A trio composed of Damien Argentieri, primarily on the Hammond organ (Nord C2 for purist connoisseurs who will accept the modernization) or Fender Rhodes, Sandrine Conry singing, and David Pouradier Duteil, the one who makes his battery speak. This one, we find it alongside Robyn Bennet, even with Malicorne, so on very varied directories. So note that there is no Adrian Clarck in this trio. Note above all this ability very determined to impose a color dominated by the famous Hammond sound. It is he who will preside, subtly associated with the very free and powerful song of Sandrine, a series of titles combining covers and original compositions.

Adrian Underhill - CU Again (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 1, 2018
Adrian Underhill - CU Again (2018)

Adrian Underhill - CU Again (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:40:56 | 95.14 Mb | Cover
Pop, R&B, Soul | Country: Canada | Label: Indica Records

Toronto singer/songwriter Adrian Underhill makes sweet songs you’re inclined to sing along to. With an almost timid tenderness, he floats on top of melodies instead of plunging into them, imploring the listener to fill in the empty space. Go ahead and give it a go; his lyrics are so delicate, raw, and confessional (“Weather,” “Not Good Enough”) that you’ll feel like a friend wrote them. Support from Adam Bainbridge, a.k.a. Kindness, and Brandon Coleman (keyboardist/drummer for Kamasi Washington) lift this album from lovely to excellent.
Adrian Underhill - CU Again (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Adrian Underhill - CU Again (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:56 minutes | 810 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Toronto's Adrian Underhill‘s new album "CU Again" blends together pop and R&B sounds to create some chill, smooth, baby-making jams. Working with famed producer Kindness, who has worked with both Solange and pop Goddess Robyn, added a subtle electronic element to the record which gives some tracks a little funk undertone, even disco-esque at times.

Adrian Boult - Handel: Messiah, Acis And Galatea (4CD, 2011)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 29, 2018
Adrian Boult - Handel: Messiah, Acis And Galatea (4CD, 2011)

Adrian Boult - Handel: Messiah, Acis And Galatea (4CD, 2011)
APE (Image+.cue, log) | 4:17:10 | 1,2 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca Eloquence

This recording of Messiah has been overtaken by numerous other recordings, more in tune with our own times. Still, her singing is wonderful, although the slow tempos of Mr. It is good to hear Kenneth Mckellar again. Sutherland is in wonderful youthful voice, but the ultra-dry tenor of Pears ruins this recording. He sounds precious and gives the impression he finds himself far above this sort of thing. Older than the "Messiah" recording, this "Acis" sounds more modern. The remastering does not seem to have added anything to the sound, which was good early 1960s.
Adrian Boult - Ralph Vaughan Williams : Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2002) (5CD Box Set)

Adrian Boult - Ralph Vaughan Williams : Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2002) (5CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, png), d.booklet | 1.2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 842 mb
Classical, Symphony | Label: Decca / 000213202

These Decca recordings of Vaughan Williams's complete symphonies appear in a boxed set for the first time ever, and they feature such august personages as sopranos Isobel Baillie and Margaret Ritchie, baritone John Cameron and speaker John Gielgud!
Adrian Boult conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Adrian Crowley - Some Blue Morning (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Adrian Crowley - Some Blue Morning (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 46:50 minutes | 514 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Adrian Crowley is a singer, composer, songwriter, lyricist from Galway, based in Dublin and was born in Sliema, Malta. "Some Blue Morning" is his seventh studio album. Crowley achieves a number of interesting and brilliant advances with this collection. The compositions move between sparse dream-state ghost-songs and song-stories to all-out epic numbers with tense nerve-ending strings. We hear essential contributions from members of London string ensemble Geese, cellist Kevin Murphy and singer Katie Kim, amongst others. ‘Some Blue Morning’ was recorded in Dublin with long time friend Steve Shannon.
Nathan Vale & Adrian Farmer - The Songs of Roger Quilter, Vol. 2 (2018)

Nathan Vale & Adrian Farmer - The Songs of Roger Quilter, Vol. 2 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:17:35 | 221 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Nimbus Records

The songs included on this album are all settings of words by either Elizabethan or Jacobean poets: a period of literature that has been a prime source for song composers since its creation. The Shakespeare texts – all ‘songs’ from the plays – contain the works that made Quilter’s name, and have largely been responsible for his enduring reputation. Nathan Vale studied with Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music and Benjamin Britten International Opera School. He was awarded an Independent Opera Vocal Scholarship to the National Opera Studio, where he was further supported by the Elmley Foundation, ENO, the Nicholas John Trust and The Seary Trust. He is a former winner of the London Handel Singing Competition where he was also awarded the Audience Prize. He continues his studies with David Pollard.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult & Edmund Rubbra - Rubbra: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2018)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult & Edmund Rubbra - Rubbra: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:22 | 167 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings

History is re-claimed with two significant archive recordings, newly restored and re-mastered, by the BBC Symphony Orchestra of a master British symphonist in his early prime on Somm Céleste. The first appearance on disc of Edmund Rubbra conducting the wartime premiere of his own Fourth Symphony (taken from an off-air recording of the live broadcast) is coupled with a live 1954 BBC radio broadcast – considered ‘quite stupendous’ by the composer – of the Second Symphony conducted by the work’s dedicatee, Sir Adrian Boult. On the strength of his first four symphonies, the musicologist and composer Arthur Hutchings described Rubbra as ‘first and foremost, a symphonist’.
Adrian Leaper - Xavier Montsalvatge: Laberinto; Sortilegis; Folio Daliniana; Sinfonia Mediterranea (1999)

Xavier Montsalvatge: Laberinto; Sortilegis; Folio Daliniana; Sinfonia Mediterranea (1999)
Orquesta Filarmónica De Gran Canaria, conducted by Adrian Leaper

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV Digital | # CD DCA 1060 | Time: 01:08:50

Apart from his popular Canciones negras, written more than half a century ago, the compositions of the now 87-year-old Montsalvatge (in 1999) have made little impact on the musical public in general: many of his works remain unrecorded – the opera Puss in Boots, the Indian Quartet, the five Invocaciones al Crucificado and the virtuoso Harpsichord Concerto, to name only four. But there are two Montsalvatges – one with a more traditional manner, and a later more trenchant, experimental and individual. From his earlier period comes the Sinfonia Mediterranea, composed three years after the Canciones negras; its lack of fashionable ‘modernity’ tempted him at one time to consider rejecting it completely. I’m glad he didn’t, for it’s an attractive (if slightly overlong), warmly romantic work that includes melodies of a popular cast.