Focus Hamburger Concerto Tour

Focus ‎– Hamburger Concerto (1974) ATCO Records/SD 36-100 - CA Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Focus ‎– Hamburger Concerto
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz
Label: ATCO Records/SD 36-100 | Release: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Focus has always been a band with sense of humor, not only for the strange sounds and yodeling emitted by Thijs Van Leer but also for the jokes they made of sacred cows.
For example Hamburger Concerto is a play of words with Brandenburg Concerto by Johan Sebastian Bach (Not easy to find a bigger or more sacred cow anywhere), they work with the obvious Baroque influence in a delightful way just to make a Concert to.."the hamburger", something that only few and brave genius as Thijs Van Leer would ever dare to do.
Focus ‎– Hamburger Concerto (1974) ATCO Records/SD 36-100 - CA Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Focus ‎– Hamburger Concerto
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: ATCO Records/SD 36-100 | Release: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Focus has always been a band with sense of humor, not only for the strange sounds and yodeling emitted by Thijs Van Leer but also for the jokes they made of sacred cows.
For example Hamburger Concerto is a play of words with Brandenburg Concerto by Johan Sebastian Bach (Not easy to find a bigger or more sacred cow anywhere), they work with the obvious Baroque influence in a delightful way just to make a Concert to.."the hamburger", something that only few and brave genius as Thijs Van Leer would ever dare to do.

Focus - Hamburger Concerto (1974) (20bitK2)  Music

Posted by uff at March 12, 2013
Focus - Hamburger Concerto (1974) (20bitK2)

Focus - Hamburger Concerto (1974) (20bitK2)
rock | 1cd | Eac Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Victor VICP-61534 | rel: 2001 | 310mb

Focus had well proven their ability to write rocking instrumentals by the time of this release. Their catalog, although consisting of four albums, rarely had a dull moment between them. Hamburger Concerto is equally consistent, much of it being prime Focus material. The Akkerman-written "Birth" and "Early Birth" are examples of Focus fully flexing their muscles, featuring superb guitar work and amazing all-round musicianship, as well as sporting some superb riffs. The usual lengthy instrumentals are present also, as well as some manic vocals from the manic but genius Thijs Van Leer. Although Hamburger Concerto is not as unerring as Moving Waves or Focus III, anyone who enjoyed the previous releases would undoubtedly find great satisfaction from this album.

Focus - Hamburger Concerto {Original USA} vinyl rip 24/96  Vinyl & HR

Posted by saidalani at March 5, 2013
Focus - Hamburger Concerto {Original USA} vinyl rip 24/96

Focus - Hamburger Concerto (1974)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks |Tech Log | Artwork | 820 Mb | UL, RS, FF
ATCO Records – SD 36-100 (1974) (Original US Pressing) | Prog Rock

Focus had well proven their ability to write rocking instrumentals by the time of this release. Their catalog, although consisting of four albums, rarely had a dull moment between them. Hamburger Concerto is equally consistent, much of it being prime Focus material. The Akkerman-written "Birth" and "Early Birth" are examples of Focus fully flexing their muscles, featuring superb guitar work and amazing all-round musicianship, as well as sporting some superb riffs. The usual lengthy instrumentals are present also, as well as some manic vocals from the manic but genius Thijs Van Leer. Although Hamburger Concerto is not as unerring as Moving Waves or Focus III, anyone who enjoyed the previous releases would undoubtedly find great satisfaction from this album. (Allmusic)

Focus - Hocus Pocus Box (2017) {13CD Box Set}  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 26, 2017
Focus - Hocus Pocus Box (2017) {13CD Box Set}

Focus - Hocus Pocus Box (2017) {13CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 4,62 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 1,82 Gb
Scans: Covers Included / Box & Booklet ~ 148 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Red Bullet #RB 66.307

Limited 13 CD box set from the iconic Dutch band. Includes the albums In & Out Of Focus, Focus II Moving Waves, Focus III, Live At The Rainbow, Hamburger Concerto, Mother Focus, Ship Of Memories, Focus Con Proby, Jann Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus, Focus 8, Focus 9 New Skin, Focus X, and The Best Of Focus. Opposites attract, or so they say. And Jan Akkerman and Thijs van Leer certainly are opposites. Both incredibly gifted, the two musicians inspire each other when they meet in Focus. Here you find Akkerman and Van Leer's exciting legacy of superb continental European progressive rock. And jazz. And classical music. Plus the non-Akkerman Focus releases, with a rejuvenated band helmed by Thijs van Leer, innovative as ever, creating new sounds like no other band can. A box of groundbreaking music to say the least.

Focus - Rare Broadcasts (2007)  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 17, 2014
Focus - Rare Broadcasts (2007)

Focus - Rare Broadcasts (2007)
DVD5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Progressive Rock | SMC2505 | Scans Included | 01:02:57 | ~ 2.58 Gb

DVD material comprises of an In Concert performance of 1974's Hamburger Concerto and a Medley from the band's appearance on UK TV's Old Grey Whistle Test, the performance of course, that helped break Focus in the U.K…

Focus - The Ultimate Anthology (2004)  Music

Posted by martinius at Dec. 13, 2009
Focus - The Ultimate Anthology (2004)

Focus - The Ultimate Anthology (2004)
Progressive Rock | full DVD | PAL | Cover | 79 min | 2 ch AC3 & 5.1 DTS | RS | 3.15 GB

This is the ultimate guide to the music of one of the most innovative and creative progressive rock bands to emerge from the seventies. Thijs van Leer and Jan Akkerman were the driving force behind Focus. Together they produced some of the greatest instrumental rock music ever created. Featuring rare footage of many different incarnations of Focus, including the classic seventies line up featuring Jan Akkerman, this DVD includes a complete performance of Hamburger Concerto for the first ever time on DVD and stunning footage of Thijs van Leer leading the band on the triumphant come back tour of the USA in 2002. (from DVD cover)

Rene Jacobs, Concerto Vocale - Cavalli: La Calisto (2006)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Dec. 14, 2017
Rene Jacobs, Concerto Vocale - Cavalli: La Calisto (2006)

René Jacobs, Concerto Vocale - Cavalli: La Calisto (2006)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Italiano (DTS, 5 ch) | 232 min | 7.19+6.11 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Nederlands | Recorded: 1996

Cavalli was the leading composer of opera in Venice during the 1650s, and Calisto (which premiered in November 1651) finds him at the height of his powers. Giovanni Faustini’s mythologically based libretto for Calisto tells the story of the amorous trials of two couples: Calisto, a female devotee of the goddess Diana, and her pursuer, Jove; and Diana herself, and the shepherd Endymion. As a follower of Diana, Calisto has rejected carnal relations with men; as a result, in order to win her affection, Jove disguises himself as Diana, and Calisto willingly follows him in that guise to enjoy carnal pleasure. Calisto’s actions invoke the wrath of both Diana herself, and of Jove’s wife Juno. According to the myth, Calisto is transformed into a bear, and will later ascend to the firmament as the constellation Ursa Minor. Diana, in Faustini’s version, finally admits to loving Endymion; they remain devoted to each other, but their relationship remains unconsummated.
Joseph Moog - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Strauss: Burleske (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Joseph Moog, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie & Nicholas Milton - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Strauss: Burleske (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 66:36 minutes | 599 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Brahms was 48 years old and at the height of his powers when he completed his Piano Concerto No. 2. The Olympian B flat Concerto is, famously, not only one of the most technically challenging of all piano concertos to play but also one of the longest and a supreme test of the soloist’s technique and stamina. Not far behind it in terms of the challenges it presents the soloist with, is the early Burleske for piano and orchestra by Richard Strauss.
Alfred Schnittke - Kremer Plays Schnittke - Concerto grosso No. 1, Quasi una sonata (1990) {Deutsche Grammophon 445 520-2}

Alfred Schnittke - Kremer Plays Schnittke - Concerto grosso No. 1, Quasi una sonata (1990) {Deutsche Grammophon 445 520-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 339 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 114 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990 Deutsche Grammophon | 445 520-2
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Concerto / Violin

No performer championed the work of the late Russian composer Alfred Schnittke more than violinist Gidon Kremer. Here Kremer and colleagues offer a diverse sampling of Schnittke's work that will interest both those familiar and unfamiliar with this fascinating and influential composer. In the opening Concerto Grosso No. 1 for instance three centuries of Classical and Popular musical styles collide to humorous and at times chilling effect. Schnittke's exhilarating early piece Quasi una sonata as well is equally experimental requiring the violin soloist Kremer to extract sounds from his instrument Stradivari never intended. Deutsche Grammophon's sound is remarkably good capturing all the fun beautifully.