Ernest Williams

Zina Schiff, RSNO, Jose Serebrier - Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hebraique (2007)

Ernest Bloch: Violin Concerto; Baal Shem; Suite Hébraïque (2007)
Zina Schiff, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; José Serebrier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557757 | Time: 01:05:59

A precocious violin talent, Bloch left home at the age of seventeen to study with the illustrious Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe, who regognised his pupil's extraordinary creative potential and persuaded him to pursue composition. Bloch's Violin Cocnerto, an underrated rarity, is one of his most important works of the 1930s. Although Bloch attributed the major themes in the Concerto to American Indian songs heard on a visit to New Mexico, he also described the work as portraying 'the complex, glowing, agitated soul that I feel vibrating through the Bible'. The Suite hébraïque, which draws on traditional melodies to evoke a sense of nostalgia, and the exotic tryptich Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life), are indelibly associated with Bloch's 'Jewish works'.
RPO, Dalia Atlas, David Towse - Ernest Bloch: Symphony in E flat; Macbeth; 2 Interludes; 3 Jewish Poems; In Memoriam (1997)

Ernest Bloch: Symphony in E flat; Macbeth; 2 Interludes; 3 Jewish Poems; In Memoriam (1997)
David Towse, violin; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dalia Atlas

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ASV | # CD DCA 1019 | Time: 01:07:57

This program includes some of the least known masterpieces from Ernest Bloch’s nearly 30 works for orchestra. Macbeth: Two Symphonic Interludes is an intoxicating and passionate distillation of Shakespeare’s powerful drama. In Memoriam is a brief elegy dedicated to the pianist Ada Clement, while the Three Jewish Poems were written when Bloch was mourning the death of his father. Originally conceived as a third concerto grosso, Bloch’s last Symphony, in E flat major, is at times emotionally turbulent and deeply spiritual work containing passages of harmonic acerbity.

VA - Ethel And Ernest (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 13, 2016
VA - Ethel And Ernest (2016)

VA - Ethel And Ernest (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:30 | 181 Mb
Genre: Classical, Easy Listening, Pop, Jazz / Label: Decca (UMO)

The original motion picture soundtrack CD (released by Decca on November 11th) also features a new recording of ‘Walking in the Park with Eloise’, a tune written by Paul’s father James McCartney who led Jim Mac’s jazz band in the 1920s. Look out for the Jim Mac’s Band poster outside the ballroom in the early part of the film as his tune is played!

David Helbock Trio - Into the Mystic (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 1, 2016
David Helbock Trio - Into the Mystic (2016)

David Helbock Trio - Into the Mystic (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:50 min | 131 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

The Austrian pianist David Helbock belongs to the generation of jazz musicians who are heading off in their own individual directions, pushing the boundaries, radically re-configuring our understanding of what old and new music is, re-aligning composition and improvisation, and challenging common pre-conceptions about style and personality. 'These days jazz musicians often take pop songs as their point of departure, says Helbock. 'Speaking frankly, it doesn t matter what you cover, whether it s pop, classical music, world music - whatever.

Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin - Rocksteady (2004)  

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 2, 2016
Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin - Rocksteady (2004)

Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin - Rocksteady (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 349 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 161 mb
Genre: jazz, reggae

I wanna back to the islands
Where the shrimp boats tie up to the pilin'
Gimme oysters and beer For dinner every day of the year
and I'll feel fine I'll feel fine

Rocksteady is officially Monty Alexander's recording. His deal with Telarc, now being realized, was that he record a straight jazz recording and then one of his own choosing. This is the latter. Mr. Alexander, along with his Jamaican brother Ernest Ranglin, turns his attention to the ska music of their young adulthood. And this music absolutely smacks of the islands. Few musical styles can conjure temporal images the way ska and reggae do for salty sea air, rum, and smoke. Honored here is the ska heyday of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the music of Toots and the Maytals, The Blues Blasters, Theophilous Beckford, and Derrick Harriott.

For those listeners expecting reggae, modify your expectations. This music is a humid mixture of island music, American R&B and Soul, and Afro-Cuban jazz, and pop shined through the distinctly Jamaican cultural prism, producing this rich, sexual music. Little of Monty Alexander?s jazz chops are present, as I am sure was his design. Instead the pianist becomes a groove merchant establishing commerce with his partner in crime, guitarist Ernest Ranglin, whose role is to play funk master to Alexander?s relentless groove.

The disc was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs, providing this music with the necessary “live” feel. This is serious music that will make one smile and hope that Mr. Alexander provides us more.

Art by Ernest Moulines  Graphics

Posted by nrg at March 6, 2015
Art by Ernest Moulines

Art by Ernest Moulines
61 jpg | up to 1431*1600 | 31.76 Mb
French painter
Land Of Heart's Desire - Lisa Milne, Sioned Williams (1997)

Land Of Heart's Desire - Lisa Milne, Sioned Williams (1997)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 259 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 66988

34 songs from the famous Songs of the Hebrides collection by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser published in the early years of this century. There are some extraordinarily beautiful songs here (Ernest Newman wrote of them that Schubert and Hugo Wolf would have knelt and kissed the hands of their unknown composers). The most famous song in the collection is the Eriskay Love Lilt but several of the others will be familiar to anybody who has bought our Bantock recordings: Sea Longing was the inspiration for the slow movement of the Celtic Symphony, and Kishmul's Galley is the tune blazed out by the Royal Philharmonic horns at the end of the Hebridean Symphony.
Poeme - Chausson, Respighi, Suk, Vaughan Williams - Julia Fischer (2011)

Poeme - Chausson, Respighi, Suk, Vaughan Williams - Julia Fischer (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 282 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001553502

Julia Fischer follows her extraordinary Grammy-nominated recording of the Paganini Caprices with a contrasting album - a lyrical and poetic set of impressionistic works for violin and orchestra.

Art by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier  Graphics

Posted by Alexpal at Oct. 15, 2007
Art by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier

Art by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
209 JPG | up to 1400x900 | 29 Mb

Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (21 February 1815 – 21 January 1891) was a leading French Classicist painter and sculptor famous for his depictions of Napoleon, his armies and military themes. He documented sieges and manoeuvres and was the teacher of Édouard Detaille.
Trio 3 + Geri Allen - Celebrating Mary Lou Williams: Live At Birdland New York (2011) {Intakt CD 187}

Trio 3 + Geri Allen - Celebrating Mary Lou Williams: Live At Birdland New York (2011) {Intakt CD 187}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 363 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 27 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Intakt Records | Intakt CD 187
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop

In Memoriam. Sad news as Geri Allen has passed away. RIP Geri Allen. Trio 3 played five evenings together with pianist Geri Allen in the New York jazz club Birdland, paying homage to the jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams. They presented fresh and individualistic interpretations of some of the most beautiful pieces of the "First Lady of Jazz". Intakt has recorded these evenings.