Classical Voices

VA - Christmas Classical Voices (3 CD) 2014  Music

Posted by toma80 at Dec. 6, 2015
VA - Christmas Classical Voices (3 CD) 2014

VA - Christmas Classical Voices (3 CD) 2014
MP3 320 CBR kbps | Tracks: 45 | 02:32:05 | 351 Mb
Genre: Classical, Vocal Pop | Label: Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

A stunning 3CD set featuring the most popular classical singers of our time.
The greatest Christmas melodies and captivating festive songs sung by the finest singers in the world. A must-have compilation this Christmas.
Includes best-loved artists Il Divo, Susan Boyle, Josh Groban, Katherine Jenkins, Collabro, Richard & Adam, Jonathan Antoine, Russell Watson, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and many more!
Classical Presences in Irish Poetry after 1960: The Answering Voice (The New Antiquity)

Classical Presences in Irish Poetry after 1960: The Answering Voice (The New Antiquity) by Florence Impens
English | 26 Jan. 2018 | ISBN: 331968230X | 219 Pages | PDF | 1.64 MB

This book provides the first overview of classical presences in Anglophone Irish poetry after 1960. Featuring detailed studies of Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, and Eavan Boland,

Pretty Voices vol.10: Patricia Kaas (2011)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 24, 2017
Pretty Voices vol.10: Patricia Kaas (2011)

Pretty Voices vol.10: Patricia Kaas (2011)
2xDVD5: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch, LPCM, 2ch
Pop, Chanson | Covers Included | 02:20:00 | ~ 7.65 Gb

Chanteuse Patricia Kaas was born in France's Lorraine region, where she began performing as a youth; by age 11, she even held a residency at the Rumpelkammer Club in Sarrebrucken, Germany, over time honing a distinct style updating the French chanson tradition with elements of pop, blues and jazz. Scoring her first national hit in 1987 with "Mademoiselle Chante le Blues," Kaas was named Female Newcomer of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique, and her debut album Mademoiselle Chante earned platinum status in France, Belgium and Switzerland; the follow-up, Scene de Vie, topped the French charts for three months…

Intimate Voices & John Turner - Christmas Card Carols (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 22, 2017
Intimate Voices & John Turner - Christmas Card Carols (2017)

Intimate Voices & John Turner - Christmas Card Carols (2017)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 206 MB
Label: Divine Art | Tracks: 23 | Time: 54:41 min

For over fifty years, Britains foremost recorder player, John Turner, has composed a carol and sent the score as his Christmas Card. Until now just a personal gift to his friends, John was persuaded to record a selection, which has led to this beautiful album. Presented by the chamber choir Intimate Voices (which also performs as Voces Intimae) and featuring sopranos Sasha Johnson Manning, Eleanor Gregory and Philippa Hyde in solo and duet pieces, with obbligato harp and oboe in some, this is a lovely mixed program of Nativity carols, composed very much in traditional style, in new settings of ancient texts.
Ola Gjeilo - Voices, Piano, Strings (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ola Gjeilo - Voices, Piano, Strings (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:24 minutes | 864 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Norwegian born Ola Gjeilo (Yay-Lo) is one of the most frequently performed composers in the choral world; his debut album on a major record label is slated for release in April 2016 on Decca Classics. An accomplished composer and pianist, improvisations over his own choral works have become a trademark of his collaborations, and feature within the eleven tracks on this self-titled album – “Ola Gjeilo”. Norwegian by birth, Ola’s soundworld has evolved a style that is both contemporary and familiar, cinematic and evocative.

Apollo Chamber Players - Ancestral Voices (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 18, 2017
Apollo Chamber Players - Ancestral Voices (2017)

Apollo Chamber Players - Ancestral Voices (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:27 | 162 MB
Label: Navona

Navona Records presents ANCESTRIAL VOICES, the Apollo Chamber Players’ next installment in their 20x2020 project. 20x2020 is an initiative to commission 20 new folk music-inspired and multicultural works by the end of the decade. This fiery release comprises four 20x2020 works from composers Gilad Cohen, Arthur Gottschalk, Malek Jandali, and Javier Farias. Gottschalk’s Imagenes de Cuba incorporates sounds and music from Cuban culture, from the Cuban national anthem to protest songs to the sounds of a busy Havana square. Cuban percussion virtuoso Adel Gonzalez joins for the final movement of the work, an exploration of historic salsa and pachanga dances.
Raphael Wallfisch - Voices in the Wilderness: Cello Concertos by Exiled Jewish Composers (2017)

Raphael Wallfisch - Voices in the Wilderness: Cello Concertos by Exiled Jewish Composers (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:37 | 152 MB
Label: CPO

Through a series of new recordings with CPO, cellist Raphael Wallfisch goes on a personal journey to rediscover the forgotten cello music of exiled Jewish composers who escaped Fascism and the Third Reich. The series will include premiere recordings of cello concerti by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Weigl and Reizenstein, and Bloch’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. With conductor Nicholas Milton, Wallfisch has joined forces with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra and Deutschland Radio. This is the first release in the series, featuring the works of Hans Gal and Castelnuovo Tedesco.
Theatre of Voices & Paul Hillier - In Dulci Jubilo: Music for the Christmas Season by Buxtehude & Friends (2017)

Theatre of Voices & Paul Hillier - In Dulci Jubilo: Music for the Christmas Season by Buxtehude & Friends
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:35 min | 356 MB
Label: Dacapo SACD | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

In the gloomy sky of a winters night a bright star emerges and ignites Advents anticipation of the Nativity the year moves towards the rebirth of light just at the time of greatest darkness. With evocative works by the Baroque master Dietrich Buxtehude and the circle of 17th-century northern German composers around him, Paul Hillier conducts his Grammy award-winning ensemble Theatre of Voices in a stimulating addition to the traditional Christmas repertoire.
John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)

John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Artwork included
Ancient Classical, Early Music, Celtic | Label: Delphian | # DCD34183 | 01:06:42

People of Celtic culture all over ancient Europe were fascinated by lip reed instruments, and made great horns and trumpets in many forms including the carnyx, a two-metre-long bronze trumpet surmounted by a stylised animal head. One of these was found at Deskford, Scotland, in 1816 and reconstructed in the early 1990s; it is joined here by the magnificent Tintignac carnyx, discovered in southern France in 2004 and reconstructed specially for the current project. A new reconstruction has also been made of the Loughnashade horn from Ireland, with its exquisite decorated bell disc. Recent developments in music archaeology have vastly increased our knowledge and understanding of both the physical construction of these instruments and their likely playing techniques. John Kenny has specialised in their performance for a quarter of a century, and his newly created music explores the voices of these instruments in solo, duo and ensemble textures, drawing upon Celtic mythical characters, echoes of ancient ritual in modern society, and impressions of real places in Ireland, Scotland and France.

Dover Quartet - Voices of Defiance (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 14, 2017
Dover Quartet - Voices of Defiance (2017)

Dover Quartet - Voices of Defiance (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:04 | 168 MB
Label: Cedille

The Dover Quartet made news when it won all three special prizes as well as the top prize at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Soon after, the quartet was being reviewed and interviewed by mainstream media such as the Wall Street Journal and NPR in addition to music-centric publications like Musical America and The Strad magazines. It is very consistently complimented for its homogeneous sound and insightful interpretations. Its members - Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violins; Melina Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello - approach music with an eye for details, whether it's how the instruments' sounds blend or how to shape a particular phrase. The quartet was formed in 2008 at the Curtis Institute where its members were students. It has been mentored by several leading quartet musicians, including Shmuel Ashkenasi, Peter Wiley, Arnold Steinhardt, and Michael Tree. It has performed in recital and at festivals across North America and in Europe, and is active in community outreach projects.