Bolero, Ravel

Pierre Boulez conducts Maurice Ravel & Albert Roussel (2009) 4CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Maurice Ravel & Albert Roussel (2009) 4CD Box Set
BBC Symphony Orchestra; The Cleveland Orchestra; Ensemble Intercontemporain
New York Philharmonic; Philippe Entremont (piano); Harold Gomberg (oboe)
Jessye Norman (soprano); Jill Gomez (soprano); José van Dam (baritone)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 665 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697562292 | Time: 04:48:51

A milestone of music making, this 4 CD boxed set collects Maurice Ravel’s lush orchestral oeuvre in a collection of defining performances conducted by Pierre Boulez. A vivid testament to the ineffable incalculable role a conductor fills in any interpretation, ‘Pierre Boulez Conducts Ravel’ includes many of Ravel’s best known compositions along with the valuable addition of less recorded and long out of print gems such as Jessye Norman’s luminous Chansons Madécasses with members of Ensemble InterContemporaín and the Piano Concerto in D major for the Left Hand, played thrillingly here by Phillipe Entremont with an inspired lights out Cleveland Orchestra. Boulez’s prowess with the music of Ravel takes many forms, robust, muscular, capable of great tenderness, inquisitive, insouciant, and this collection of almost 5 hours of music allows one to immerse completely within the rich motherlode of genius that was Maurice Ravel. Includes informative 28-page booklet.

Hubert Laws - Family (1980) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 20, 2018
Hubert Laws - Family (1980) {Columbia}

Hubert Laws - Family (1980) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 227MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 96MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul, Post-Bop

Wonderful sounds from Hubert Laws – and like some of his best CTI work of a few years before, a set that really goes way beyond any easy expectations! There's moments of ambition here that really link the record to Laws' CTI sides – that mix of fuller arrangements and higher-concept sounds that are a perfect fit for his careful tone on flute – sitting nicely alongside more easygoing fusion number that really flesh out the sound – some of those sparkling Columbia Records grooves from the start of the 80s that mix together acoustic and electric instrumentation! The album features Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano from Bobby Lyle, drums from Leon Ndugu Chancler, and bass from Nathan East – plus a bit of acoustic piano from Chick Corea, and guest vocals on one cut from Deborah Laws!
Martha Argerich - Argerich & Barenboim: Mozart / Schumann / Beethoven / Ravel (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Martha Argerich - Argerich & Barenboim: Mozart / Schumann / Beethoven / Ravel (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 102:09 minutes | 957 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

As the orchestra today inaugurates its summer performances, the digital record label Peral Music has released Live from Teatro Colón, an extraordinary new album that captures the reunion of legendary pianists Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich in their home city of Buenos Aires, in concert with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
Montreal SO & Chorus, Pascal Roge, Charles Dutoit -  Ravel: Orchestral Works; Piano Concertos, etc (2005) 4CD Box Set

Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works; Piano Concertos;
L'Enfant et les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade (2005) 4CD Box Set
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal & Chœurs; Charles Dutoit, conductor
Pascal Rogé, piano; John Zirbel, horn; Theodor Baskin, oboe;
Catherine Dubosc, soprano; Timothy Hutchins, flute

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 701 Mb | Scans ~ 33 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6891 DC4 | Time: 05:03:53

For listeners who prefer their Ravel lushly textured, luminously colored, and luxuriantly impressionistic, this four-disc set of his orchestral music performed by Charles Dutoit and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal will be just the thing. Recorded between 1981 and 1995 in warmly opulent Decca sound and including all the canonical works plus the two piano concerts and the opera L'Enfant et les sortiléges, Dutoit's approach to Ravel is decidedly sensual, even tactile. One can feel the excitement in the closing "Dance générale" of Daphnis et Chloé, sense the energy in La Valse, smell the sea in Une barque sur l'océan, and touch the dancer's flushed skin in Boléro. This is not to say that details are lost in Dutoit's performances – with the superlative playing of the Montreal orchestra, one can assuredly hear everything in the scores. Nor is this to say that Dutoit neglects the music's clear shapes and lucid forms – with a decisive beat and a clean technique, Dutoit's interpretations are models of clarity. But it is assuredly to assert that, for sheer aural beauty, these recordings cannot be beat. With the very virtuosic and very French playing of Pascal Rogé in the two piano concertos plus very characterful singing in L'Enfant, this set will be mandatory listening for all those who love Ravel.
Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra - Maurice Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works (2002) (3CD Box Set)

Claudio Abbado, London Symphony Orchestra - Maurice Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 726 Mb | 03:20:33 | Scans included
Classicsal, Orchestral | Country: USA | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 289 469 354-2

Famous conductor and musician, Claudio Abbado was internationally known for serving up a repertoire of music from the poetry of Holderlin, the legend of Faust or works that depict German drama. He conducted several orchestras worldwide and received numerous awards for his masterful genius. His works include Mendelsshon's Midsummer Night's Dream and Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto.
Duo Gazzana - Ravel, Franck, Ligeti, Messiaen (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Duo Gazzana - Ravel, Franck, Ligeti, Messiaen (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:24 minutes | 967 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A sense of discovery is a key theme in the third ECM recital of sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana. Alongside a landscape of French music for violin and piano, drawing on a multiplicity of inspirations, the album includes a premiere recording of György Ligeti’s Duo, dedicated to Kúrtag. Duo Gazzana plays César Franck’s epic A major Sonata of 1886, and Maurice Ravel’s Sonate posthume, written in 1897, when its author was just 22, and the album concludes with Olivier Messiaen’s Thème et variations of 1932, a work which in some aspects prefigures the Quatuor pour la fin du temps. The duo’s performances of Ravel, Franck, Ligeti and Messiaen were recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in March 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher.

Steven Reinhardt Quartet - Thaissy Bolero (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 20, 2018
Steven Reinhardt Quartet - Thaissy Bolero (2018)

Steven Reinhardt Quartet - Thaissy Bolero (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:37:00 | 85.58 Mb | Cover
Swing, Gypsy, Jazz Manouche | Country: France | Label: D3P

Steven Reinhardt is a French Gipsy guitar performer. Steven is the descendant of legendary guitar master Django Reinhardt's cousin. He is a member of this broad family that carries around the world, generations after generations, a special way of playing music. Listening to Steven's music is like hearing centuries of Manouche tradition: A way of life, a unique culture. He is actually performing in quartet. Steven Reinhardt's second album, "Thaissy Bolero", dedicated to his daughter Thaissy.
Vanessa Wagner - Ravel: Piano Works (2014) [5.1 Edition] [Official Digital Download MCH 24-bit/96kHz]

Vanessa Wagner - Ravel: Piano Works (2014) [5.1 Edition]
FLAC 5.1 (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:15 minutes | 2,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„Pavane pour une infante défunte“, an early work, takes us into the world of dance that perfumes the musical world of Ravel. „Gaspard de la nuit“ in the French Romantic tradition, is a triptych inspired by three of Aloysius Bertrand's prose-ballads: Ondine, the water nymph; Le Gibet (Gallows), paints a gruesome picture of „a bell tolling from the walls of a city, beneath the skyline, and the body of a hanged man, reddened by the setting sun“; Scarbo, depicts the night-time mischief of a mocking dwarf. We return to the dance with the bold‚ “Valses nobles et sentimentales“, a series of waltzes written in 1911. Finally, „Ma Mère l'Oye“ (Mother Goose), shows Ravel's affection for his childhood days. Vanessa Wagner brings out the modernity of these scores, their sudden movements of violence, their moments of ineffable sweetness. She plays with rigour, intensity and a velvet touch.
Steven Reinhardt Quartet - Thaissy Bolero (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Steven Reinhardt Quartet - Thaissy Bolero (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 37:00 minutes | 455 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: PDF info

Steven Reinhardt is a French Gipsy guitar performer. Steven is the descendant of legendary guitar master Django Reinhardt's cousin. He is a member of this broad family that carries around the world, generations after generations, a special way of playing music. Listening to Steven's music is like hearing centuries of Manouche tradition: A way of life, a unique culture. He is actually performing in quartet. Steven Reinhardt's second album, "Thaissy Bolero", dedicated to his daughter Thaissy.

Vamos - Bolero (2018)  Music

Posted by Fizzpop at April 14, 2018
Vamos - Bolero (2018)

Vamos - Bolero (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 351 MB | Cover | 45:32 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 105 MB
Schlager, Pop | Label: Mania Music

VAMOS sind ein buntes und stimmgewaltiges Brüderduo aus dem Ruhrpott. Jahrelang waren sie unter dem Namen »Brille & Bratze« unterwegs und haben sich in der Schlagerszene eine beachtliche Fangemeinde erspielt. Jetzt endlich kommt ihr erstes Album auf den Markt »Bolero«. Eine musikalische Konfettibombe die die ganze Bandbreite und Stimmgewalt der Brüder wiederspiegelt. Produzent Stefan Pössnicker hat mit VAMOS 13 großartige Songs ausgewählt und eine tolle Produktion geschaffen. Eine Empfehlung für jeden Schlagerfan!