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.
Asko, Schönberg, Netherlands Radio Choir & Reinbert de Leeuw - Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir (2017) [24/96]

Asko, Schönberg, Netherlands Radio Choir & Reinbert de Leeuw - Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 150:11 minutes | 2.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded in Amsterdam's Musikgebouw and Haarlem's Philharmonie between March 2013 and July 2016, this triple-album set is a milestone in the documentation of Hungarian composer György Kurtág's work and also a labour of love. It brings together all of Kurtàg's works for ensemble and for ensemble and choir.
Katrien Baerts, Reinbert de Leeuw & Het Collectief - Berg & Zemlinsky: Lieder (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Katrien Baerts, Reinbert de Leeuw & Het Collectief - Berg & Zemlinsky: Lieder (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 50:49 minutes | 320 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When it comes to modern music from the 20th-century repertoire to scores on which the ink is barely dry , Het Collectief is one of the finest European ensembles. With their sixth disc for Outhere and their first on the Zig-Zag Territoires label, the ensemble returns to the roots of the modern repertoire, interpreting Weberns Passacaglia and, with soprano Katrien Baert, Bergs Sieben frühe Lieder, Zemlinskys Maeterlinck Gesänge.
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 | Rls.date: 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.
Andrea Pandolfo, Paolo Pandolfo & Michelangelo Rinaldi - Kind of Satie: New Music around Erik Satie (2017)

Andrea Pandolfo, Paolo Pandolfo & Michelangelo Rinaldi - Kind of Satie: New Music around Erik Satie
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:48 min | 253 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Every once in a while Paolo Pandolfo likes to slip away from the world of Baroque-era manuscripts brimming with virtuoso compositions for the viola da gamba in order to create a free-form improvisatory programme surrounded by like-minded musical spirits: and so, away from stylistic rules and regulations, Kind of Satie has come into being for Glossa.
Noriko Ogawa - Noriko Ogawa Plays Erik Satie on an 1890 Erard Piano (2017)

Noriko Ogawa - Noriko Ogawa Plays Erik Satie on an 1890 Erard Piano (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:15:21 | 176 MB
Label: BIS | Release Year: 2017

Noriko Ogawa is a major pianist who bases her career half in her native Japan and half in Europe. Her repertory is primarily of the Romantic era and later, with an emphasis on recent classics. After establishing a solid career in Japan, she came to international acclaim with a third place finish in the Leeds International Piano Competition of 1987. This led to her attracting a large following in the United Kingdom, resulting in her decision to spend half of her professional life in Europe. She has appeared with all the major orchestras of the British Isles, including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Hallé Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, and the Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square.
Tamara-Anna Cislowska - Kats-Chernin: Unsent Love Letters, Meditations On Erik Satie (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Tamara-Anna Cislowska - Kats-Chernin: Unsent Love Letters, Meditations On Erik Satie (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 75:38 minutes | 641 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

After the death of Erik Satie, dozens of unsent love letters were found in his Paris apartment. Now composer Elena Kats-Chernin and pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska send those letters off, in 26 meditative and passionate piano miniatures inspired by Satie’s extraordinary life and music.
Tamara-Anna Cislowska - Kats-Chernin: Unsent Love Letters, Meditations On Erik Satie (2017)

Tamara-Anna Cislowska - Kats-Chernin: Unsent Love Letters, Meditations On Erik Satie
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:38 min | 200 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

After the death of Erik Satie, dozens of unsent love letters were found in his Paris apartment. Now composer Elena Kats-Chernin and pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska send those letters off, in 26 meditative and passionate piano miniatures inspired by Satie’s extraordinary life and music.