Britten 2015

Sviatoslav Richter - Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (51CDs, 2015)

Sviatoslav Richter - Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (51CDs, 2015)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7,38 Gb
Label: Decca (UMO)

Many collectors would agree that Sviatoslav Richter was the greatest pianist of the 20th century. His enormous recorded legacy hides hundreds of treasures, many of which are included in this beautiful 51CD set. Released to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth (20th March 2015), the edition encompasses his complete Decca, Philips and DG recordings, including his Sofia Recital as well as his collaborations with Rostropovich, Karajan and Benjamin Britten.
Britten Sinfonia & Thomas Gould - Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr Dmitry Sitkovetsky) (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Britten Sinfonia & Thomas Gould - Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr Dmitry Sitkovetsky) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 72:34 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Britten Sinfonia s Associate Leader, Thomas Gould directs the ensemble in Dmitry Sitkovetsky s beautifully realised and heartfelt arrangement for strings of Bach s great keyboard work, 'The Goldberg Variations'. Sitkovetsky s arrangement (first conceived for string trio and later expanded for string orchestra), made in 1985 on the 300th anniversary of Bach s birth, is lovingly and painstakingly done. He dedicates the string trio arrangement to Glenn Gould, and it is clear from much of the written-out ornamentation that Gould s recordings of the Goldbergs were Sitkovetsky s passport into the music.

Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 28, 2016
Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)

Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - Fleurs (2015)
Schumann, Britten, Purcell, Fauré, Gounod, R.Strauss, Schubert, Poulenc, Debussy, Boulanger

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2102 | Time: 01:08:50

Those of us who rejoice in the crystalline beauty of Carolyn Sampson’s interpretations of Bach, Handel and Purcell will welcome this bouquet of songs on a floral theme, her debut recital disc. It’s been a long wait, but our patience is repaid handsomely. With pianist Joseph Middleton she savours some choice blooms from, among others, Britten, Chabrier, Schubert, Schumann, Gounod and Strauss, her glorious soprano particularly affecting in Fauré’s Le papillon et la fleur and the wonderfully perfumed Les roses d’Ispahan. Middleton plays with dextrous delicacy throughout and brings real virtuosity to Strauss’s Mädchenblumen. Highly recommended.
Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015) [24/96]

Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:29 minutes | 1,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This solo release from Elizabeth Joy Roe and the London Symphony Orchestra under Emil Tabakov couples two of the 20th century’s greatest piano concertos by Britten and Barber. Roe has been performing both works since a student at Julliard and has extensively studied the intriguing parallels between the two composers. The programme is completed with solo piano nocturnes by each composer: Britten’s Night Piece and Barber’s Nocturne, Homage to John Field, widely considered the father of the nocturne.

Amadeus Quartet - The RIAS Recordings Vol. IV: Modernism (2CDs, 2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 3, 2017
Amadeus Quartet - The RIAS Recordings Vol. IV: Modernism (2CDs, 2015)

Amadeus Quartet - The RIAS Recordings Vol. IV: Modernism (2CDs, 2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 334 Mb | Scans 6,82 Mb
Label: Audite

Volume IV in the series The RIAS Amadeus Quartet Recordings presents the ensemble with 20th century Hungarian and English works. The Baroque composer Henry Purcell is also represented – as a reference point for Benjamin Britten’s Second String Quartet. This edition substantially broadens the view of the Amadeus Quartet and demonstrates the inquisitiveness and assuredness with which Norbert Brainin and his three colleagues explored the music of their contemporaries.
Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough - Calm on the Listening Ear of Night: Choral Works by Rene Clausen & Stephen Paulus (2015)

René Clausen & Stephen Paulus: Calm on the Listening Ear of Night (2015)
The Choir of Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68110 | Time: 01:17:22

Stephen Paulus was an astonishingly prolific fixture of the American music scene, with some 600 works to his credit. His sudden death in 2014 left classical music—particularly the worlds of opera and choral music—significantly the poorer, so it’s inevitable that we should see his legacy memorialised with new additions to the catalogue. Royal Holloway’s ‘Calm on the Listening Ear of Night’ sets Paulus’s music in dialogue with another Midwestern composer, René Clausen. It’s Clausen whose musical personality emerges most strongly here in these precise performances. His works offer a distinctively American spin on the fashionable Baltic sound world of Ešenvalds and Vasks that is as appealing as it is generous. In pace, which opens the disc, offers eight minutes of lushly filmic excess.

David Britten - 2 Albums (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 30, 2017
David Britten - 2 Albums (1997)

David Britten - 2 Albums (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 653 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 264 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: New Age, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Going For A Song

David Britten - Whale Song (1997). Since time eternal the Majesty of the Whale has fascinated and enchanted our senses with its wide range of voices and songs. Over thousands of miles of ocean these peaceful giants communicate with each other using bass notes so low that we could only feel their power as vibrations. Throught time their songs have inspired a natural musical form from which many famous composers have sought inspiration.
The musical experience on this album combines the natural Songs of the Whales, the power of the sea and the sounds of nature which blends them with specially composed music inspired by these undisputed keepers of the oceans. This tranquill musical experience will take you on untold journeys that will leave you feeling relaxed an renewed…
Nicholas Daniel & Britten Oboe Quartet - Mozart, Britten, Knussen & Françaix: A Tribute to Janet (2017) [24/96]

Nicholas Daniel & Britten Oboe Quartet - Mozart, Britten, Knussen & Françaix: A Tribute to Janet (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:52 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Britten Oboe Quartet here makes its recording debut with a programme of its core repertory. It naturally includes the great Mozart Quartet K.370 and Britten’s own Phantasy op.2, but also two pieces that have a special resonance for the distinguished oboist Nicholas Daniel, because they were commissioned and premiered by Janet Craxton (1929-81), his ‘beloved teacher’ and inspiration, and her London Oboe Quartet. Thus Oliver Knussen’s Cantata (1977) and the delightful Cor Anglais Quartet of Jean Françaix add further variety to a fascinating anthology that also features Nicholas Daniel’s own completion of Mozart’s elegiac fragment K580a.
Emerson String Quartet - Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Emerson String Quartet - Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 73:33 minutes | 671 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Emerson String Quartet releases Chaconnes and Fantasias – Music of Britten and Purcell.
Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The 100th Anniversary Edition (2015) (50 CD Box Set)

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The 100th Anniversary Edition (2015) (50 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 50 CDs, 55:00:00 min | 12,9 Gb | Scans -> 50,8 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Melodiya

For the 100th anniversary of Sviatoslav Richter, Firma Melodiya presents its arguably biggest project in its semicentennial history: a 50-CD set of Sviatoslav Richters concert recordings! This collection is far from the complete phonographic legacy of the great musician. Nevertheless, the set includes plenty of exclusive, previously unreleased recordings that will make the hearts of even most erudite connoisseurs and collectors rejoice.