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.
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.
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.
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 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:15:51 | 177 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 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. The album is a musical memoir from one composer to another, from the Uzbekistan-born Australian to the French composer whose eccentricities are legendary and music timeless. “Satie’s life was a fascinating, fervoursome affair,” says pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska, “from the first strike of love and then lifelong estrangement with artist and muse Suzanne Valadon, to the unexpected celebrity and conflict of his last ten years. After he died, friends gaining access to his apartment, for the first time in almost three decades, found conditions both perplexing and romantically fastidious in their own way: two grand pianos one atop the other, one chair, one table, seven velvet suits and the love letters – many, many unsent love letters.”
Pascal Roge - Crystal Dream: Erik Satie & Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works (2009) [Re-Up]

Pascal Rogé - Crystal Dream: Erik Satie & Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Triton/Octavia Records Inc. | # OVCT-00052 | 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?"
George Benjamin - Written on Skin (Christopher Purves, Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta) (2013) [Blu-ray]

George Benjamin - Written on Skin (Christopher Purves, Barbara Hannigan, Bejun Mehta) (2013) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25012 kbps / 1080i / 23.976 fps | 89 min | 22,0 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 3473 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4 972 kbps / 23.976 fps | 89 min | 4,02 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Japanese

When Written on Skin had its premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, conducted by George Benjamin himself, it received a standing ovation. The opera's arrival at Covent Garden in 2013 was eagerly anticipated, and provided audiences with the opportunity to experience the work of two of Britain's greatest living artists. Benjamin previously collaborated with playwright Martin Crimp on Into the Little Hill, a magical retelling of the Pied Piper fairytale, and for this new work they joined forces with acclaimed stage director Katie Mitchell. For all three, the production marked their main-stage debut at the Royal Opera House. The tale, inspired by a medieval legend, tells of an ill-fated troubadour, drawn into a liaison with an innocent maiden. But they are observed by the jealous eye of her protector, who wreaks a shocking revenge on the young couple.