Expressionismus (works by Casella, Goossens, Schreker, Rathaus, Vogel

Expressionismus (Works by Casella, Goossens, Schreker, Rathaus, Vogel & Wellesz) (Brandenb. SO  - Athnäos, Bruns & Campestrini)

Expressionismus (Works by Casella, Goossens, Schreker, Rathaus, Vogel & Wellesz)
(Brandenburgisches SO - Athinäos, Bruns & Campestrini), [Signum - SIG X121-00]

EAC 099pb4 Rip | FLAC+CUE, LOGs | 2 CD | 64:15 + 67:35 min
595 MB | 300 dpi PDF Complete Scans
Genre: 20th Century | Label: Signum Classics

HI fellows! Here you are a nice compilation of rare works by several uncommon composers, including Casella's Elegia eroica and his Concerto Romano. As you can see here, there is too much unknown music that deserves more attention. Enjoy!
Kathryn Stott - Solitaires: Piano Works by Maurice Ravel, Olivier Messiaen, Jehan Alain, Henri Dutilleux (2015) [Re-Up]

Kathryn Stott - Solitaires: Piano Works by Ravel, Messiaen, Alain, Dutilleux (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2148 | Time: 01:08:37

A solitaire in French is a single mounted jewel, a concept that seems less than apt for the rather hefty works recorded here by British pianist Kathryn Stott. But this fine recital holds together in another way: Ravel, who so often provides the temporal endpoint for traditional piano recitals, is here, to a greater or lesser extent, the launching point for the other three composers featured. Stott's reading of the neoclassical Le Tombeau de Couperin is beautifully precise and balanced, catching the economy of this Baroque-style suite to the hilt. That economy carries over into the later works, even the rarely performed Piano Sonata of Henri Dutilleux, a work that deftly fuses Ravel's sense of classical forms with a largely dissonant language. The opening Prelude and Fugue of Jehan Alain, actually two separate works that are reasonably enough combined here, is another seldom-played piece that makes an arresting curtain-raiser, and the final "Le baiser de l'Enfant Jésus" of Messiaen, part of the giant Vingt regards sur l'Enfant Jésus, is the splendid climax of the whole, its spiritual, dreamlike ascent at the end superbly controlled. Better still is the sound, recorded at Hallé St. Peters in Manchester: it creates a hypnotic effect all its own.
Emmanuel Ceysson & Quatuor Voce - Ballad in Red (Works by Debussy, Hindemith, Salzédo) (2018) [24/96]

Emmanuel Ceysson & Quatuor Voce - Ballad in Red (Works by Debussy, Hindemith, Salzédo) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:07 minutes | 959 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

We hardly need to introduce Emmanuel Ceysson: multi-award winning prodigy harpist, soloist at the Opéra national de Paris and now at the MET Opera in New York. His meteoric rise evokes that of the Frenchman Carlos Salzedo, born in the nineteenth century, who became in New York the greatest harpist of his time, and revolutionised the repertoire of his instrument.
Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Marcus Creed - The Secret Mass: Choral Works by Frank Martin & Bohuslav Martinů (2018)

Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Marcus Creed - The Secret Mass: Choral Works by Frank Martin & Bohuslav Martinů (2018)
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 277 MB
Label: OUR Recordings | Tracks: 15 | Time: 64:07 min

For their latest release, the Grammy-Nominated, ECHO Award-winning Danish National Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Marcus Creed have selected a program showcasing the works of two less familiar 20th century masters: Frank Martin and Bohuslav Martinu. Beyond the similarity of their surnames there is little in common between the two men. For Swiss-born Martin, his musical breakthrough came early in life when he heard a performance of Bachs St. Matthew Passion.
Rosanne Philippens & Julien Quentin - Dedications: Works by Kreisler, Faure, Ysaye, Chausson, Saint-Saens (2016)

Rosanne Philippens (violin) & Julien Quentin (piano) - Dedications (2016)
Works by Fritz Kreisler, Gabriel Fauré, Eugène Ysaÿe, Ernest Chausson, Camille Saint-Saëns

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS38516 | Time: 01:12:59

Rosanne Philippens is considered one of the greatest violinists in the Netherlands. Her open and communicative style of performance won her first prizes at competitions including the Dutch National Violin Competition (Amsterdam Concertgebouw 2009) and the Freiburg International Violin Competition (2014). Rosanne has the honour to play on the Barrere Stradivarius (1727) from the Elise Mathilde Foundation, the violin that Janine Jansen used to play for the past fifteen years. "Rosanne Philippens’s brilliantly focused, expressive sound is coupled with an inspired programme of music by and for virtuoso violinists of the Romantic period. An absolute joy from start to finish." (BBC Music Magazine, 5 stars)
Bruce Levingston - Nightbreak: Works by Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Rihm, Philip Glass (2011) [Repost]

Bruce Levingston - Nightbreak (2011)
works by Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Rihm, Philip Glass

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sono Luminus | # DSL-92144 | Time: 01:03:45

In his release, Nightbreak, acclaimed pianist Bruce Levingston has recorded an album of works that display the light and dark of the human soul. From the dramatic sound-portraits of Franz Liszt’s powerful and moving “Vallée d’Obermann” and Brahms anguished “Edward” Ballade to the world premiere recording of Philip Glass’s brilliant and thrilling “Dracula Suite”, Levingston’s virtuosic and deeply searching performance on this CD captures a panoramic range of colors and emotions. The second release in a triptych by Mr. Levingston for Sono Luminus, Nightbreak also contains Mr. Levingston’s signature creative programming with elegant and poetic interpretations of nocturnes and waltzes by Liszt, Brahms and Wolfgang Rihm. In addition, he has recorded Liszt’s magnificent, impressionistic “Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este”, a tour de force of color and chiaroscuro in sound.
Jean-Paul Gasparian - Rachmaninoff: Études-tableaux, Op. 39 (& Works by Scriabin & Prokofiev) (2018)

Jean-Paul Gasparian - Rachmaninoff: Études-tableaux, Op. 39 (& Works by Scriabin & Prokofiev) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 226 MB
Label: Evidence | Tracks: 18 | Time: 74:14 min

Jean-Paul Gasparian, a brilliant pianist who graduated from the Paris Conservatoire and already internationally rewarded, devotes his first album to three giants of Russian music from the beginning of the 20th century: Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Prokofiev. In this repertoire that suits him perfectly, a strong and bright sound blossoms thanks to his impeccable technique. He also knows how to highlight the typical and colourful harmonies of the Russian composers.
Jean-Paul Gasparian - Rachmaninoff: Études-tableaux, Op. 39 (& Works by Scriabin & Prokofiev) (2018) [24/96]

Jean-Paul Gasparian - Rachmaninoff: Études-tableaux, Op. 39 (& Works by Scriabin & Prokofiev) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:14 minutes | 846 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Jean-Paul Gasparian, a brilliant pianist who graduated from the Paris Conservatoire and already internationally rewarded, devotes his first album to three giants of Russian music from the beginning of the 20th century: Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Prokofiev. In this repertoire that suits him perfectly, a strong and bright sound blossoms thanks to his impeccable technique. He also knows how to highlight the typical and colourful harmonies of the Russian composers.
Mstislav Rostropovich - Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 2 & Works by Popper, Debussy & Scriabin (2017) (Warner Classics rec 1957)

Mstislav Rostropovich - Brahms - Cello Sonata No. 2 & Works by Popper, Debussy & Scriabin (2017) (Warner Classics)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 206 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 49 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2017 Parlophone Records / Warner Classics | 0190295892296
Classical / Romantic / 20th Century Classical / Cello

This key title is being reissued at a special price as part of the celebration of Rostropovich - "Cellist of the Century". Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was born in Baku, USSR on March 27, 1927. His first name means "avenged glory"; he is familiarly known by the root of the name, "Slava," which means "glory." His father, Leopold, was an excellent cellist, and after 1931, a teacher at the Gnesin Institute, Moscow after attending the Moscow Conservatory. Slava's mother was an accomplished pianist. The family moved to Moscow in 1931; Slava had already begun cello studies with his father and continued them there. His first public appearance was at eight years of age. In 1939, he entered the Central Music School, studying there until 1941.
Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.