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Lynda - Artist at Work: Developing a Composition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by U.N.Owen at May 20, 2015
Lynda - Artist at Work: Developing a Composition

Lynda - Artist at Work: Developing a Composition
328MB | Duration: 0h 34m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280x720 30fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English

We asked illustrator Mary Jane Begin to create a brand-new composition from three (surprise) elements. The goal? To teach members how to think about composition in terms of visual interest and implied story. In these videos, Mary Jane creates thumbnail sketches to conceptualize the layout and chooses the thumbnail that best communicates the message.
Charles Gayle - Testaments (1995) {Knitting Factory Works KFW 174}

Charles Gayle - Testaments (1995) {Knitting Factory Works KFW 174}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 441 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Knitting Factory Works | KFW 174
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Saxophone

The eponymous first track on Testaments sets the tone for the album. The frenetic energy of his earlier albums (notably Repent, More Live, and Consecration) is still here, but the songs slowly build to the crescendos. "Parables" includes some of his best piano playing. But Gayle saves the best for the CD's last cut, "Jericho." The three-minute piece is breathtaking, as Gayle plays saxophone and piano simultaneously in front of a live audience, while drummer Michael Wimberly's banging cymbals are outdone by Gayle's crashing piano chords. Unfortunately, the first and last tracks on Testaments bookend not-so-memorable in-between material.
Robert deMaine & Andrew Armstrong - Fauré, Greig & Rachmaninoff: Works for Cello & Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Robert deMaine & Andrew Armstrong - Fauré, Greig & Rachmaninoff: Works for Cello & Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:15 minutes | 661 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Gabriel Faure's lasting influence on French music is tied to the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War - a conflict in whcih France sought to limit Prussia's bid for German unification. In an age of widespread nationalism, and with the threat of German power at their doorstep, French artists set out to establish a firm national identity of their own. It was under these circumstances that Caille Saint-Saens co-founded the Societe Nationale de Musique to promote the music of young French composers.
Hungarian NPO, Zoltan Kocsis, Julia Hajnoczy - Orchestrations by Zoltan Kocsis of works by Debussy and Ravel (2003)

Orchestrations by Zoltán Kocsis of works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel (2003)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis; Júlia Hajnóczy, soprano

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD32106 | Time: 01:09:55

If anybody is, then Zoltán Kocsis is truly a musical artist in the Renaissance sense: he explores ever greater areas of his profession, and takes possession of new realms. Initially, we looked on with incomprehension, asking why as a pianist of genius, he did not devote himself exclusively to his instrument. Why was he dissipating his creative energies is so many fields: teaching, conducting, writing essays, creating concert programs, forming societies and building an orchestra – and of course, there was his composition as well. But these days, we really have to acknowledge that with Kocsis, this is not some sporting achievement, but utilising the Wagnerian term – a kind of “Gesamtkunstwerk” activity.
Tokyo Metropolitan SO, Hiroshi Wakasugi - Toru Takemitsu, Orchestral Works II: Gemeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)

Toru Takemitsu - Orchestral Works II: Gémeaux; Dream/Window; Spirit Garden (1995)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Hiroshi Wakasugi, Ryusuke Numajiri
Masashi Honma, oboe; Christian Lindberg, trombone

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Classical, Contemporaty | Label: Denon | # CO-78944 | Time: 00:59:52

"Gemeaux" (1971-1986) is one of Takemitsu's grandest works in terms of musical arc, scoring and length of gestation. It is written for two orchestras with two conductors, and with solo trombone at one orchestra and solo oboe at the other. As half of it was written during Takemitsu's "modernist apogee" of the turn of the '70s, we find a host of extended techniques, and at one point the soloists even speak through the mouthpieces of their instruments. As the other half of the work belongs to Takemitsu's late period, we find a successful of elegant self-contained gestures, his musical "gardens". The synthesis of two creative periods, however, makes for a piece singular in its impact in Takemitsu's oeuvre.
Ransom Wilson, Peter Frankl - Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann: Works for Flute & Piano (2015)

Ransom Wilson, Peter Frankl - Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann: Works for Flute & Piano (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:53 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus Alliance | Catalog: NI6309

Ransom Wilson has long been recognized internationally as one of the greatest flutists of his generation. After graduation from the Juilliard School in 1973, he spent a year in Paris as a private student of Jean-Pierre Rampal. In 1976 he gave his official debut concert in New York City, with Rampal as his guest artist. An exclusive recording contract with Angel/EMI followed soon thereafter, along with extensive performances all over the world.
Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs
Xavier Phillips (cello); François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 532 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Classics | # EVCD015 | Time: 02:11:52

Act III of François-Frédéric Guy's Beethoven Project. On the programme: Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano with cellist Xavier Phillips, recorded by Nicolas Bartholomée at the Arsenal in Metz. In 2008 Guy embarked on a major Beethoven project that has included recording and performing in concert all 32 Beethoven Sonatas and the 5 Piano Concertos. Guy is a dedicated chamber musician and he regularly performs Beethoven’s chamber music for strings and piano as well, with Tedi Papavrami and Xavier Phillips. As part of the Beethoven project, Guy has performed the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas in Washington, Paris, Monaco and recently at the Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André (August 2013). Born in Paris, Xavier Phillips started playing the cello at the age of 6. His encounter with Mstislav Rostropovitch proved especially fruitful since it marked the beginning of a long collaboration during which Xavier Phillips received the guidance and encouragement of the master cellist.
Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]

Aki Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis: Works for Piano (1999) [Xenakis Edition, Vol. 4]
with Jane Peters (violin), The Society for New Music, Charles Peltz (conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Artwork included
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Mode | # mode 80 | Time: 01:00:42

Known for drawing unusual sonorities from conventional instruments, Xenakis strangely left the piano's potential for novel sounds unexplored. In these works, Xenakis stays on the keyboard without so much as a plucked string or any use of gadgetry to alter the instrument's sound. Although that might make these pieces appear less radical, even "safe," Xenakis exploits every other option available.

Bine Bryndorf - Nielsen: The Organ Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 30, 2017
Bine Bryndorf - Nielsen: The Organ Works (2017)

Bine Bryndorf - Nielsen: The Organ Works
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 78:00 min | 301 MB
Label: Dacapo – 6.220635 | Tracks: 40 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Organ, Art Song

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) began writing for the organ only late in life. Starting with the 29 Little Preludes for Organ, Nielsen invented a personal organ style both Baroque and very Nielsenesque, refined in his last major work, the monumental Commotio. On this album Professor Bine Bryndorf performs Nielsen’s organ works on the ideally suited organ at Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen, adding a selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs with baritone Torsten Nielsen.
Leos Janacek - Chamber Music, Orchestral Works (2004) 5CD Box Set

Leos Janáček - Chamber Music, Orchestral Works (2004) 5CD Box Set
Paul Crossley, Christopher Van Kampen, Kenneth Sillito, Thomas Trotter
Gabrieli String Quartet, London Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Chailly
Charles Mackerras, François Huybrechts, Neville Marriner, David Atherton
Eva Urbanová, Vladimir Bogachov, Marta Benacková, Richard Novák

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 837 Mb | Scans ~ 20 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 523-2 DC5 | Time: 06:04:07

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Janáček’s birth, this Decca Collector Edition brings together most of the composer’s chamber works and solo pieces plus his most popular orchestral works and the magnificent Glagolitic Mass in a superb digital recording with Riccardo Chailly and Wiener Philharmoniker. The recordings of the solo works and chamber pieces feature one of the world’s most distinguished ensembles: the London Sinfonietta and David Atherton. Their recordings were originally released as a 5-LP set in 1981 and many of these performances have not been available for several years; many also make their first international appearance on CD. This set provides the listener with all the essential non-operatic Janáček in one convenient collection.