Douglas Horne

Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri (James Levine, Marilyn Horne) [2006] RE-UPLOAD

Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri (James Levine, Marilyn Horne) [2006]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 6,19+5,17 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese | 157 min

The singing is superb, especially from Horne, here giving one of her best DVD performances. The excellent Rossini tenor Douglas Ahlstedt deserves a mention too. As Mustafa, Paolo Montarsolo sometimes finds the part a little challenging vocally (who wouldn't!), but he is hilarious and very well suited to the role. Levine's conducting makes the music simply sparkle. I can't really fault this set.
By Mrs. E. Watts
Douglas Knehans (b.1957) - Lux Dei: New Works for Choir - CCM Chorale, Brett Scott (2015) {Ablaze Records ar-00021}

Douglas Knehans (b.1957) - Lux Dei: New Works for Choir - CCM Chorale, Brett Scott (2015) {Ablaze Records ar-00021}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Ablaze Records | ar-00021
Classical / Modern Classical / Choral / Sacred / Post-Modern

The works included on this disc traverse an almost 25 year span of interest in writing for large vocal forces. Some of my largest works have been for choir—such as my St. Luke Magnificat or my Shoah Requiem—but on this disc the works, apart from my Missa Brevis, are for a cappella choir. Writing for a cappella choir is a very inspiring medium coupled, as it is, with text and language and the inherent timbral interest of varied vowel and percussive consonant sounds in the voice. The works, apart from Silence from my Two Looks at Silence, are all in Latin and owe more than a little to my background as a Catholic and Catholocism's traditional sacred liturgical literature. —Douglas Knehans.
Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra - Skyliner: 1940-1945 (1996) featuring Lena Horne, Kay Starr & Peanuts Holland

Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra - Skyliner: 1940-1945 (1996)
featuring Lena Horne, Kay Starr & Peanuts Holland

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Big Band, Swing | Label: Giants Of Jazz, Promo Sound | # CD 53280 | Time: 01:08:32

Skyliner was one of Charlie Barnet's most exciting hit records, and quickly became as closely identified with his big band as was Ray Noble's Cherokee. This 1996 EPM Musique Jazz Anthology compilation is one of at least six Barnet albums with the word "Skyliner" in the title. Tracks one through twelve were recorded for the Bluebird label between June 19, 1940 and April 30, 1942. Tracks thirteen through twenty follow Barnet's progress through the turbulent wartime years with a trail of Decca sides cut between July 1942 and February 1944. "Skyliner" comes from a V-Disc recorded on July 13, 1944; "E-Bob-O-Lee-Bob," like "Oh Miss Jaxon" a vocal feature for trumpeter Peanuts Holland, was harvested from a Jubilee broadcast on December 6, 1945. Some of this band's arrangements were written by Horace Henderson, Billy May and by the leader himself. Most Charlie Barnet albums are well worth investigating. This one lives somewhere near the top of the heap.
Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Bellini: Norma (2002)

Richard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne - Bellini: Norma (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 772 Mb | Total time: 62:17+30:43+69:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 470 413-2 | Recorded: 1964

I believe this is the only note-complete performance of this opera, and furthermore, the only one that is sung in all of the original keys (in almost every other recording "Casta diva" and the duets are transposed down). It is a spectacular example of bel canto. Recorded in 1964, Joan Sutherland was at her peak, exhibiting fearless, beautiful singing, thoroughly accurate in fiorature and breath control.
Jimmy "Bo" Horne - The Best Of The T.K. Years 1975-1985 (2005) {Stateside}

Jimmy "Bo" Horne - The Best Of The T.K. Years 1975-1985 (2005) {Stateside}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 175 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, funk

The Best Of The T.K. Years 1975-1985 is a 2005 compilation album by American soul singer Jimmy "Bo" Horne. This was released in the UK on Stateside Records, a Capitol/EMI subsidiary.
Lena Horne & The Nat Brandwynne Orchestra - Lena Live In New York (2018)

Lena Horne & The Nat Brandwynne Orchestra - Lena Live In New York (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 250 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 94 MB | 00:40:04
Vocal Jazz | Label: Black Cat Productions

More than anything else, Lena Horne was a nightclub entertainer, and having completed her film commitments to MGM in 1956, she was free to turn her attention to performing full-time. Starting on New Year's Eve, she spent eight weeks at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, and at the end of the run RCA Victor Records brought in recording equipment. The result is an excellent representation of Horne in her natural environment. Backed by Nat Brandwynne's Orchestra as conducted by her husband, Lennie Hayton, Horne essays a series of vintage standards that go back to 1929's "Honeysuckle Rose," which she sang in the 1943 film Thousands Cheer.
Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Merilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey - Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (2010)

Claudio Scimone, I Solisti Veneti, Merilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey - Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 644 Mb | Total time: 71:30+69:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 68335 9 | Recorded: 1980

The plot concerns the feisty eponymous heroine Isabella. She has been sailing in the Mediterranean, accompanied by an elderly admirer Taddeo, in search of her lover Lindoro. After her ship is wrecked Mustafa, the Bey of Algiers, believes her the ideal replacement for his neglected wife who he intends to marry off to a captured slave, who happens to be Lindoro. Complicated situations ensue involving Taddeo being awarded the honour of Kaimakan and Mustafa in turn becoming a Pappataci, a spoof award invented by Isabella to keep him obeying her strict instructions. All ends well in a rousing finale with the Italians escaping from the clutches of the Bey.
Andreea Diaconu by Benny Horne for Zimmerman Swim Summer 2018 Campaign

Andreea Diaconu - Zimmerman Swim Summer 2018
12 jpg | 1600*1021 | 4.02 MB
Romanian model
Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Carl Davis, Antal Dorati, Marilyn Horne - Aaron Copland: Orchestral & Vocal Works (1996) 2CD

Aaron Copland: Orchestral & Vocal Works (1996) 2CDs
Fanfare For The Common Man; Appalachian Spring; Lincoln Portrait; Quiet City;
Music For Movies; Ceremonial Fanfare; El Salón México; Old American Songs;
Dance Symphony; 4 Dances From 'Rodeo'
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta; Gregory Peck, speaker
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Sinfonietta, conducted by Elgar Howarth; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Carl Davis; Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Doráti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 554 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 448 261-2 | Time: 02:12:18

If you want a good sampling of Copland's orchestral works, then this 2-CD compilation comes highly recommended, with excellent performances of works such as Appalachian Spring, Quiet City, El Salón México and others. (Presto Classical)

Audrey Horne - Blackout (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 11, 2018
Audrey Horne - Blackout (2018)

Audrey Horne - Blackout (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 374.07 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 118.92 Mb | 00:51:15 | Cover
Hard Rock | Country: Norway | Label: Napalm Records Handels - NPR 765 DP

Fuel to the fire – that’s what relentlessly hot and timeless hard rock outfit Audrey Horne provide. What started back in 2002 soon took the Norwegians and their riff-soaked fury all the way to the top, albeit accidentally. Three years after the much-praised Pure Heavy album, Blackout arrives with the force of a massive rock`n`roll party! Lend your ear to the thundering Iron Maiden leads that ‘This Is War‘ has to offer or to the serious amount of cowbell and twin guitar harmonies that infuse tracks like ‘Blackout.’ Wine, women, and lone wolves are the stuff Audrey Horne anthems made of. It’s 10 ultra-catchy, fist-pumping songs that have will reduce venues in Europe to piles of dust.