Americana Symphony

Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra - Americana Cavalcade (1996)

Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra - Americana Cavalcade (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 373 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 108 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | BMG Music / Time Life Music #TCD-751 R832-02

Arthur Fiedler was a long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a symphony orchestra that specializes in popular and light classical music. With a combination of musicianship and showmanship, he made the Boston Pops one of the best-known orchestras in the United States of America. Fiedler was sometimes criticized for over-popularizing music, particularly when adapting popular songs or edited portions of the classical repertoire, but he kept performances informal and sometimes self-mocking to attract a bigger audience.
Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Aaron Copland The Populist (2000)

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Aaron Copland The Populist (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | # 09026-63511-2 | Time: 01:16:30

The three Copland classics on this disc–Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring and Rodeo–are all ballet scores, and from the very first bars of Billy, with its evocative depiction of the wide-open prairies, you are firmly in the territory of music that tells a story. But you don't need to follow all the ins and outs of each story to enjoy music which paints as vivid a picture of rural America as you could hope for. If the sprightly "Hoe Down" from Rodeo brings a splash of colour to concert programmes, the remarkable thing about so much of the music in these three pieces is how quietly sensitive it is. And while Michael Tilson Thomas does not hold back in wringing every last ounce of splashy razzmatazz, he is equally the master of introspective music which clearly demonstrates that you don't need to be loud to be a populist. The recordings were made in the San Francisco Symphony's home, Davies Symphony Hall. You couldn't hope for more authentic performances than this–more than 76 minutes of dyed-in-the-wool Americana.
Howard Hanson - Symphony No 2 & 4, Elegy (Jena PO, D Montgomery)

Howard Hanson - Symphony No 2 & 4, Elegy (Jena PO, D Montgomery)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 271 Mb
Label: Arte Nova - Date: 1997
Riccardo Chailly,  Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 22939 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 93 min | 23,1 Gb
Audio1: Latin, German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3979 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 93 min | 5,03 Gb
Audio: Latin, German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music | Sub.: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

Gustav Mahlers 8th Symphony breaks the boundaries of the symphonic form in a world-embracing gesture. Riccardo Chailly is one of the staunchest performers of this work, and therefore it seemed appropriate in many ways that he chose this work for his inaugural concert as Claudio Abbados successor and new music director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The artistic statement was combined with a deeply personal conviction: it should be a 'tribute to Claudio', the highly esteemed friend and colleague to whom Chailly, as he emphasizes, owes very much. On 12 August 2016, Claudio Abbados unfinished Mahler cycle with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was completed in a breathtaking performance of the Mahler 8th, simultaneously heralding in a new era in Lucerne.
Albany Symphony Orchestra & David Alan Miller - George Tsontakis: Anasa - True Colors - Unforgettable (2017)

Albany Symphony Orchestra & David Alan Miller - George Tsontakis: Anasa - True Colors - Unforgettable (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:07 | 146 MB
Label: Naxos

Over the last few years American composer George Tsontakis, winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, has crafted three distinctive and exciting additions to the contemporary concerto repertoire. Anasa, for clarinet and orchestra, combines elements of the Klezmer tradition with dance themes inspired by the lyra and lauto, traditional Cretan instruments. In True Colors the trumpet journeys in harmonically vivid, jazz-tinged directions, while Unforgettable balances the meditative with the playful, moving from ballad to phantasmagoria in a double concerto of drama and drive.
Lyudmila Shkirtil, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Yuri Serov - Sviridov: Snow Is Falling - Music for Chamber Orchest

Lyudmila Shkirtil, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Yuri Serov - Sviridov: Snow Is Falling - Music for Chamber Orchest
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:49 | 151 MB
Label: Naxos

Georgy Sviridov was a celebrated figure whose vocal works, along with those of his teacher Shostakovich, are considered to be among the most important in twentieth-century Russian music. His ‘small cantata’ Snow is Falling includes passages of hypnotic stillness as well as folk-like warmth, while the major song cycle Russia Adrift evokes landscape, mysticism and religious faith, ending in a solemn hymn to the Motherland. Sviridov’s prolific output included symphonic suites as well as theatre and film scores. The angular and impassioned Music for Chamber Orchestra reveals his mastery of non-vocal music.
Trans-Atlantic Passages: Philip Hale on the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1889-1933

J. Mitchell, "Trans-Atlantic Passages: Philip Hale on the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1889-1933"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1349497673 | PDF | pages: 307 | 3.1 mb
Westminster Cathedral Choir, London Sinfonia; James O'Donnell - Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Mass; Canticum Sacrum (1991)

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Mass; Canticum Sacrum (1991)
Westminster Cathedral Choir; City of London Sinfonia; James O'Donnell, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66437 | Time: 01:07:58

Here's a Symphony of Psalms that successfully captures the spirit and letter of the work–reverence, jubilation, and celebration, as well as specifics of orchestral color and texture. Boys' voices–supposedly Stravinsky's original choice–contribute their share to the bright choral timbre, an effect that works very well. We also get first-rate performances of the Mass and the rarely recorded Canticum sacrum.
London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Murphy, Anoushka Shankar - Ravi Shankar: Symphony (2012) [Re-Up]

London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Murphy, Anoushka Shankar - Ravi Shankar: Symphony (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Indian Traditions | Label: London Philharmonic Orchestra | # LPO-0060 | 00:41:49

First and only available recording of this most anticipated work by one of India's best known composers, Ravi Shankar. Featuring the dazzling sitar playing of Anoushka Shankar - whose recordings on the Deutsche Grammophon label include the Grammy nominated, Live at Carnegie Hall. In this live recording of the work's premiere, David Murphy conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Ravi Shankar's daughter Anoushka on sitar.
Philharmonie Festiva & Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Completed Version) (2017)

Philharmonie Festiva & Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Completed Version) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:24:33 | 194 MB
Label: Profil

On July 24th, Gerd Schaller conducted the Philharmonia Festiva in a performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in a "four movement version with Finale supplemented from original sources and completed by Gerd Schaller." The performance took place in the Ebrach Abbey in Ebrach, Germany as part of the Ebracher Musiksommer. As with Schaller's other Bruckner performances at Ebrach, the concert was recorded by Bavarian Radio Studio Franken and will be released on CD this December on the Profil label. Gerd Schaller’s completion and performance gained long applause, the conductor repeatedly called back to take a further bow, and to my ears succeeded wonderfully in its aim of presenting a completed Ninth as a great musical event and a shattering, revelatory spiritual journey. Ken Ward on the original concert.