Britten 2015

Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia - Ralph Vaughan Williams & James MacMillan: Oboe Concertos (2015) [24/88]

Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia - Ralph Vaughan Williams & James MacMillan: Oboe Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 65:50 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Two major British oboe concertos featuring soloist Nicholas Daniel with the Britten Sinfonia. Composer James MacMillan conducts the world premiere recording of his own Concerto (dedicated to Nicholas Daniel), as well as his 2012 composition 'One' and the Britten 'Suite on English Folk Tunes: A Time There Was'.
Sviatoslav Richter - Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (2015) (51 CD Box Set)

Sviatoslav Richter - Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (2015) (51 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | Covers included | 11,4 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca

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.
Ellen Nisbeth, Bengt Forsberg - Let Beauty Awake: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Rebecca Clarke, Benjamin Britten (2017)

Let Beauty Awake: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Rebecca Clarke, Benjamin Britten (2017)
Ellen Nisbeth, viola; Bengt Forsberg, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2182 | Time: 01:20:19

Despite her youth, Ellen Nisbeth has received acclaim both in her native Sweden and abroad and is one of the Rising Stars selected by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) for the 2017/2018 season. A former student of London's Royal College of Music, she hails from a family of Scottish origin and feels a particular affinity for the landscapes of Scotland, and for the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. For her first recital disc Ellen Nisbeth has devised an all-British programme which includes her own transcriptions of selected songs from Songs of Travel – Ralph Vaughan Williams's settings of poems by Stevenson. The songs intersperse the remainder of the programme, and one of them – Let Beauty Awake – has also lent its title to the entire disc. Together with the eminent pianist and chamber musician Bengt Forsberg, Nisbeth goes on to perform the impassioned Viola Sonata composed in 1919 by Rebecca Clarke – a well-known piece among viola-players, but deserving of a wider audience.
Concertegbouw Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli - Barbirolli conducts Erik Satie, Benjamin Britten, Antonin Dvorak (2003)

Erik Satie: Gymnopédies Nos. 1 & 3; Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony #7 in D minor, Op. 70 (2003)
Concertegbouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; conducted by Sir John Barbirolli

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | # SBT1252 | Time: 01:07:28

This is a fine Testament release taken from the archives of Netherlands Radio and enshrines some magnificent Barbirolli performances in somewhat opaque sound. The Satie Gymnopedie's have a delicate and loving sound that reveal Sir John's deep and intrinsic love for the miniaturistic charm of these enchanting pieces. Britten's 'Sinfonia da Requiem' was another Barbirolli speciality and this is one of many recordings available. However it is intriguing to observe the special attention and alertness that the Concertgebouw players impart to the music that takes on an added grandeur. However it is the Dvořák Seventh that is the real highlight of the disc as it is a version to die for! Sir John handles the music with real imagery and heart-on-sleeve emotion that almost rivals Kertész and Sejna, my other preferred versions in this landmark work.
Orchestre Métropolitain - Debussy: La mer - Britten: 4 Sea Interludes - Mercure: Kaléidoscope (2018)

Orchestre Métropolitain - Debussy: La mer - Britten: 4 Sea Interludes - Mercure: Kaléidoscope (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 234 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 09 | Time: 64:09 min

ATMA Classique reissues, in stereo format, its critically acclaimed 2007 recording of 'La Mer: Debussy, Britten, Mercure' performed by the Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:43 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them? Songs of departure and farewell are deeply rooted in the great tradition of British choral music, nourished by ancient myths of testing journeys, wayside transformations and homecomings. The transcendent nature of music and the power of poetry to challenge and alter perceptions of reality – harnessed by English composers over many centuries – flow through a programme that invites contemplation of life and death, of love and loss, creation and eternity. In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, The Sixteen performs a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.
Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton - Handel: Messiah (2009)

Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton - Handel: Messiah (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:13:29 | 676 MB
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67800

There are so many excellent recordings of Messiah that the addition of another only further complicates the decision for the listener, but having such an abundance of riches should be no cause for complaint. Hyperion's recording with Stephen Layton leading the choir Polyphony and the Britten Sinfonia is not among the flashiest or most star-studded, but it is immensely musically satisfying.

Britten and Brulightly (2009)  Comics

Posted by First1 at Oct. 31, 2017
Britten and Brulightly (2009)

Britten and Brulightly (2009)
English | CBR | 112 pages | 102.43 Mb

A brilliant debut graphic novel. “Private Researcher” Fernández Britten clings to the hope of redemption through delivering, just once, a truth with a positive impact. Britten and his unconventional partner, Brülightly, take on a case of suicide.
Tina Turner - Private Dancer (1984/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Tina Turner - Private Dancer (1984/2015) [Remastered]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:22 minutes | 993 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Tina Turner’s landmark “comeback” album, „Private Dancer“ is a must-have for music-lovers. The four-time Grammy-winning album yielded seven singles and catapulted Tina Turner straight back to the top. Originally released in June 1984, Private Dancer features hits including "What's Love Got to Do With It", "Better Be Good To Me", "Private Dancer", and "Let's Stay Together". Digitally remastered.
Arabella Steinbacher - Britten & Hindemith: Violin Concertos (2017)

Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Vladimir Jurowski - Britten & Hindemith: Violin Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:40 min | 266 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

Breathtaking virtuosity flows seamlessly with expansive lyrical passages and fiendish passagework in this commanding performance by Arabella Steinbacher of the restless and technically demanding violin concertos of Britten and Hindemith in this new release from PENTATONE, with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.