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London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2001) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (2001)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:44 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Idyll, The Banks of Green Willow, by George Butterworth, was composed in 1913, the same year Vaughan Williams completed his A London Symphony. It is a sensuous work, which incorporates two folk songs Butterworth had collected in 1907.

Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 18, 2017
Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)

Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 403 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Trio Records | # tr595 | Time: 01:02:07

Trio Records proudly presents a 'live' recording of a quartet featuring the incredible US jazz saxophonist Harry Allen recorded at the Watermill Jazz Club with Italian pianist Andrea Pozza, gifted bassist Simon Woolf and ever popular drummer Steve Brown. Fans of the long linage of the saxophone greats will not be disappointed. Harry Allen can be instantly lined up as a disciple of the late Stan Getz, but he has absorbed far more of the jazz saxophone tradition with elements of Hawkins, Webster, Zoot and Al, and elements from one of his teachers Scott Hamilton. However, Harry Allen's voice is very much his own and as fresh as any on the contemporary scene. With a formidable technique and searing sound Harry Allen continues the tradition of the great saxophonists before him. The material on the CD is a straight blowing set ofjazz standards, a couple of great originals penned by Harry Allen and Judy Carmichael and the theme to Star Trek based on the standard Out Of Nowhere.
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Peter Boyer - Boyer: Symphony No. 1 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Philharmonic Orchestra & Peter Boyer - Boyer: Symphony No. 1 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:25 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Peter Boyer is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation, widely admired not least for his GRAMMY®-nominated 'Ellis Island: The Dream of America' (Naxos 8.559246). The composer writes, "The five works included on this recording represent a cross-section of my orchestral music. 'Three Olympians' reflects my interest in mythology and history. Often I have received invitations to compose music for celebratory concerts, and three of the works included here – 'Silver Fanfare,' 'Festivities' and 'Celebration Overture' – were created for such occasions."
London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Baroque - The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:59 minutes | 1.55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Just as the seventeenth century saw the rise of the trio sonata to its position as the most important chamber music form, so the eighteenth century saw its decline and eventual demise. The seventh and penultimate disc in London Baroque’s highly acclaimed survey of the genre through the two centuries lets us sample these later developments in Italy, the nation where the genre had evolved some 100 years earlier.
Jean-Michel Jarre - Destination Docklands: The London Concerts 1988 (1989/2015) [Official Digital Download]

Jean-Michel Jarre - Destination Docklands: The London Concerts (1989/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 53:42 minutes | 746 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Destination Docklands was an event consisting of two concerts by musician Jean Michel Jarre on the Royal Victoria Docks, Docklands, London on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9 October 1988, to coincide with the release of Jarre's new album Revolutions. This live album was originally released in 1989 as "Jarre Live" which had a different cover and more extensive booklet than this remastered edition.
Alicia de Larrocha, London PO; Fruhbeck de Burgos - Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Albeniz; Turina (1984)

Manuel de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain;
Isaac Albéniz: Rapsodia Española; Joaquín Pérez Turina: Rapsodia sinfonica
Alicia de Larrocha, piano; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 410 289-2 | Time: 00:52:05

This was Alicia de Larrocha’s finest account of Nights in the Gardens of Spain, fully capturing the Andalusian atmosphere of this evocative score. After all, it’s not a work about landscapes and flowers – it’s about love. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos does a superb job of drawing perfume and color out of an English orchestra.
London Symphony Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda - Britten: War Requiem (2012) [Official Digital Download]

London Symphony Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda - Britten: War Requiem
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 83:31 min | 726 MB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2012

For his first LSO Live recording, Gianandrea Noseda is joined by three of today s most widely acclaimed singers for a magnificent performance of Benjamin Britten s choral masterpiece. Premiered 50 years ago on 30 May 1962, the 'War Requiem' was commissioned for the re-dedication of Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed by bombing raids during the Second World War. Using the Latin mass of the dead, interspersed with texts by war poet Wilfred Owen, Britten, a pacifist and conscientious objector, created a work that both mourned the dead and pleaded the futility of war.
Mstislav Rostropovich & London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (2005) [TR24][OF]

Mstislav Rostropovich & London Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 63:54 min | 449 MB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2005

Few works stir up as much debate over their 'meaning' as Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. And equally few works can boast an interpreter with such insight as Mstislav Rostropovich. His friendship with the composer gives him an almost unique understanding of Shostakovich's inner traumas, and as with the 2002's outstandingly successful LSO Live recording of the Symphony No 11, he inspires the LSO's players to the heights of virtuosity.
London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 (2011) [TR24][OF]

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 66:31 min | 1.34 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2011

Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra serve up a marvelous pair of recordings on this 2011 SACD that offers Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4 ("Inextinguishable") and the Symphony No. 5. Because of Davis' late arrival in conducting these works, some Nielsen devotees might be skeptical about the depth of his interpretations. But anyone familiar with his great recordings of the symphonies of Jean Sibelius will be excited at the prospect of hearing him lead the LSO in Nielsen's most popular symphonies.
London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice: Gabrieli, Viadana, Marini, Massaino, Frescobaldi (1994) Reissue 2002

London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice (1994) Reissue 2002
Giovanni Gabrieli, Lodovico da Viadana, Biagio Marini, Tiburtio Massaino, Girolamo Frescobaldi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Renaissance | Label: Apex | # 0927 40823 2 | Time: 01:01:19

There is no shortage of discs around featuring transcriptions of Renaissance music for brass. Whilst played on modern instruments the main difference here however is that London Brass, several of whom play period instruments in other ensembles, have enlisted the specialist knowledge of Philip Pickett to direct them.