Barbara Hannigan, Reinbert De Leeuw Erik Satie

Barbara Hannigan & Reinbert De Leeuw - Erik Satie: Socrate (2016)

Barbara Hannigan & Reinbert De Leeuw - Erik Satie: Socrate (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:50:43 | 117 MB
Label: Winter & Winter

With 2016 being the 150th anniversary year of the birth of Erik Satie, Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw present with expressive intensity and in a unique way, the fascinating sound world of this leading French composer and pianist. Hannigan and de Leeuw let us discover and experience Satie’s almost forgotten and unique vocal compositions: Trois Mélodies, Trois Autres Mélodies and Hymne. The main work and title of the album is the composition Socrate comprising of three parts - Portrait de Socrate, Les Bords d’Illissus and Mort de Socrate: music which sounds white, transparent and fragile.
Reinbert de Leeuw, Collegium Vocale Gent & Het Collectief - Janacek - Rikadla (2015)

Reinbert de Leeuw, Collegium Vocale Gent & Het Collectief - Janacek - Rikadla (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 167 MB
Label: Alpha | Catalog Number: 219 | 4th Dec 2015

Even though the international reputation of Leoš Janáček was first and foremost built round his operas, it would be regrettable to neglect his choral and instrumental works in which the Moravian composer gave us some of the most beautiful pages of his art.
Gorecki: Kleines Requiem, Lerchenmusik - Reinbert De Leeuw (2011)

Gorecki: Kleines Requiem, Lerchenmusik - Reinbert De Leeuw (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 254 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics | Catalog Number: 8802060

Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010) became best known for his Third Symphony, the ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’ that became a hit in the 1990s, tapping into a new hunger in the listening public for serious new music that was nonetheless melodically inspired and spiritual in sensibility. These qualities can be readily discerned in much of the rest of his small and fastidious output. The Kleines Requiem für eine Polka (1993) is itself at once a profoundly serious work and a curiously elusive one, a blend of warm expressive directness with almost Brechtian alienation. It is scored for a chamber ensemble: like Henze’s late masterpiece, it is an instrumental Requiem, in which words are felt to be otiose to the direct expression of grief and consolation.
Erik Satie - Piano Music & Melodies (2006) 3CD + Bonus DVD 'Satie & Suzanne'

Erik Satie - Piano Music & Melodies (2006) 3CD + Bonus DVD 'Satie & Suzanne'
Reinbert de Leeuw, piano; Marianne Kweksilber, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 580 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 500 Mb (incl 5%) | Time: 03:08:39
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 (720x480), VBR | LPCM 2.0, 1536 kbps | 00:52:48 | ~ 3.84 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 475 7706 | Scans included

This box collects several recordings of Satie's piano music by Dutch pianist Reinbert de Leeuw, going back as far as 1977, with an English-language DVD (not reviewed, but the idea is attractive) including a fictionalized presentation of Satie's relationship with artist Suzanne Valadon (after they broke up, he hung in his window cataloging her faults, but the film apparently doesn't get to the fun stuff). The provenance of the music on the third CD, consisting mostly of songs and featuring soprano Marjanne Kweksilber, is unclear from the booklet, and it's a poor choice for the non-Francophone – no song texts are provided at all. The piano music from de Leeuw is another matter, however. It is immediately distinctive in its slow tempos and dreamy, rather lugubrious tone.

Barbara Hannigan - Abrahamsen: Let Me Tell You (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 9, 2017
Barbara Hannigan - Abrahamsen: Let Me Tell You (2016) [TR24][OF]

Barbara Hannigan - Abrahamsen: Let Me Tell You
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 32:42 min | 330 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Winter & Winter | Tracks: 07 | 2016

Composed in 2012 and 2013, Let me tell you is a dramatic monologue voiced by a character who requires us to hear her. That character is not quite the Ophelia of Shakespeare s Hamlet; her entire text is made up from words Ophelia speaks in that play, but she uses these words in different ways, to express herself differently. Barbara Hannigan is known worldwide as a soprano of vital expressive force directed by exceptional technique. She brings the same high energy to her varied activities as a conductor as well as to her singing, including recent engagements with Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, and David Zinman.
Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage - Rothko Chapel (2015) {ECM New Series 2378}

Morton Feldman, Erik Satie, John Cage - Rothko Chapel (2015) {ECM New Series 2378}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 223 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 130 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2378
Classical / Avant-Garde / Chamber Music

This is a marvelous release, equally perfect in conception, execution, and engineering. The program locates the intellectual origins of the American avant-garde composers Morton Feldman and John Cage not in postwar European developments, but in the music of Erik Satie, who with each decade seems a more pioneering figure. Feldman and Cage here seem not modernists, but postmodernists. Front and center at the beginning is Feldman's masterpiece Rothko Chapel (1967), a chamber-ensemble-and-chorus evocation of the Houston, Texas, chapel adorned with paintings by, and partly designed by, the Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko.

Olga Scheps - Erik Satie: Piano Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 9, 2016
Olga Scheps - Erik Satie: Piano Music (2016)

Olga Scheps - Erik Satie: Piano Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:04:24
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony/RCA Red Label | # 88985305402

May 17th sees Erik Satie's 150th anniversary and ECHO-Klassik Award winning pianist Olga Scheps presents the only new studio recording of his most beautiful piano solo works for the Satie celebrations 2016. Erik Satie is among the most popular composers worldwide, his most famous piano pieces such as „Gymnopédie No. 1” or “Je te veux” are instantly recognisable, having be used constantly in motion picture soundtracks and TV ads. As a special Bonus Olga Scheps recorded “Gentle Threat” by Chilly Gonzales, whom she frequently works together with on stage. Olga Scheps was born in Moscow in 1986, the daughter of two pianists, and discovered the instrument for herself at the age of four. She began studying the piano more intensively after her family moved to Germany in 1992. At an early age she had already developed her own unique style of keyboard playing, which combines intense emotiveness and powerful expressivity with extraordinary pianistic technique.
Arturo Sacchetti - Organ History: Erik Satie and French rarities of the XXth Century (2001)

Arturo Sacchetti - Organ History: Erik Satie and French rarities of the XXth Century (2001)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ARTS Music | # 47641-2 | Time: 01:14:04

The present installment of Arturo Sacchetti’s encyclopedic Organ History survey for Arts Music drops anchor in late-19th/early-20th-century France. It can be argued that the five instrumental sections from Satie’s Mass for the Poor that open this recital lose poignancy when shorn of their surrounding vocal movements, although the organ is a perfect instrument for the composer’s quirky, instantly identifiable harmonic language. By contrast, D’Indy’s Les Vêpres du Commun des Saints, Roussel’s Prélude et Fughetta, and Honegger’s Deux Pièces pour Orgue make an arid, academic impression. After Wayne Marshall’s pulverizing speed through the Pastorale by Roger-Ducasse (Virgin Classics), Sacchetti’s relatively conservative virtuosity proves less engaging. However, his incisive hand/foot coordination enliven Tournemire’s Improvisation on “Te Deum” and Langlais’ Hymne d’Actions de grâces “Te Deum”, although the latter yields to Andrew Herrick’s more vivid and better engineered traversal on Hyperion. Organists looking for an effective, unhackneyed encore should consider Ibert’s Musette or Milhaud’s Pastorale.

Ximo Tebar - Celebrating Erik Satie (2009)  

Posted by Designol at Feb. 5, 2016
Ximo Tebar - Celebrating Erik Satie (2009)

Ximo Tébar - Celebrating Erik Satie (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz | Label: Xàbia Jazz | # Xàbia Jazz 007 | Time: 01:00:38

Celebrating Erik Satie represents a creative and stimulating selection of jazz arrangements and improvisations. Ximo Tebar is a respected guitarist and creative force from Spain who has taken the compositions of the eccentric, irascible, and innovative French composer and transmuted them into jazz ensemble performances. Tebar shakes things up while retaining enough straight-ahead jazz to appeal to the masses; it's no accident that "En Habit de Cheval" possesses a clear reference to John Coltrane's magnum opus, A Love Supreme (Impulse!, 1964). Like Coltrane, Tebar is fortunate enough to have recruited other outstanding musicians who can implement his complex ideas. The watchword of this album is "plays," with the implications of irony and humor, tinged with Chaplin-esque sadness that characterizes what Tebar and his ensemble, taking a cue from Satie, offer. Satie was an inventive, experimenting composer who influenced musical impressionism and minimalism, which in turn strongly impacted modern jazz.
Pascal Roge - Crystal Dream: Erik Satie & Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works (2009)

Pascal Rogé - Crystal Dream: Erik Satie & Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 215 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Triton/Octavia Records Inc. | # OVCT-00052 | Time: 01:14:49

Japanese label Triton has released a Pascal Rogé album with a rather remarkable program; Crystal Dream features the eminent French pianist in a program that interweaves short piano pieces by Erik Satie with others written by contemporary Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu, mostly pieces drawn from his Pleiades Dances. Both composers employ relatively simple melodic concepts harmonized with elegant, though elemental, kinds of accompaniments, so perhaps the combination makes sense. On the other hand, Satie never lived into the age of rock-based pop music, his engagement with the popular consisting mainly of French music hall tunes, and later in life, a sort of half-understood perception of ragtime rhythm. Yoshimatsu, however, would not be Yoshimatsu if it weren't for his strong connection to pop, though admittedly in Satie's case the pop group Blood, Sweat & Tears' adaptation of his Gymnopédie No. 1 once earned Satie a Grammy-winning single. Either way, one might wonder "how does this combination-slash-conversation work?"