Ensemble Masques

Ensemble Masques, Olivier Fortin - Romanus Weichlein Opus1, 1695 (2015) {Alpha}

Fred Hersch - Plays Rodgers & Hammerstein (1996) {Nonesuch}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 375MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

Après un premier disque Schmelzer salué avec enthousiasme par la critique (Editor's Choice de Gramophone, Choc de Classica), l'ensemble Masques dirigé par Olivier Fortin revient chez Alpha dans un programme alliant des oeuvres de Muffat, Kerll ou encore Pachelbel avec celles d'un compositeur resté totalement inconnu, Romanus Weichlein (1652-1706). Moine bénédictin, préfet et compositeur attitré de l'abbaye de bénédictines de Säben, Romanus Weichlein laissa plusieurs collections de sonates et de messes mais aussi de grandes chaconnes; autant de pages magnifiques qui s'inscrivent dans la tradition de ses compatriotes Biber, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky et Georg Muffat.
Ensemble Masques & Olivier Fortin - Le théâtre musical de Telemann (2016)

Ensemble Masques & Olivier Fortin - Le théâtre musical de Telemann (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:21 | 134 MB
Label: Alpha

Tremendous fun!, Scintillating!, wrote the journalists of Diapason and Classica about the most recent recording of Olivier Fortin and his ensemble, devoted to the rarely heard Romanus Weichlein, which received every honour from the French musical press (Diapason dOr, Choc de Classica, FFFF Télérama). This year, the Canadian harpsichordist and his loyal band have decided to record Telemann, the 250th anniversary of whose death will be commemorated in 2017. Two anonymous musicians from the city of Hamburg wrote in 1728 that Handel [composes] music but Telemann composes music and affects.

Gaijin - Tome 3 - La Danse des Masques  Comics

Posted by Mendose at March 22, 2018
Gaijin - Tome 3 - La Danse des Masques

Gaijin - Tome 3 - La Danse des Masques
French | CBR | 55 pages | 132 MB
A.S.T. - L'apprenti Seigneur des Ténèbres - Tome 3 - Bas les Masques!

A.S.T. - L'apprenti Seigneur des Ténèbres - Tome 3 - Bas les Masques!
French | French | CBR pages | 46 MB

Masques  Comics

Posted by iBooker at Oct. 10, 2017

French | CBZ | 62 pages | 58 MB
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Les Stances A Sophie (1970) [Reissue 2008]

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Les Stances A Sophie (1970) [Reissue 2008]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 208 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 93 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Pathé / Soul Jazz Records, SJR CD191 | 0:33:50

In 1969 the newly formed Art Ensemble left their home city and headed for France, there acquiring drummer Don Moye and a more precise title. Their two-year stay yielded some 15 albums, including this glorious oddity, a soundtrack to an obscure French New Wave film recorded before an inch of footage was shot. The film is now forgotten, but the music is superb.
United Continuo Ensemble, Jan Kobow - Johann Krieger: Love Songs & Arias; Philipp Friedrich Buchner: Sonatas (2009) [Re-Up]

Johann Krieger: Love Songs & Arias; Philipp Friedrich Buchner: Sonatas (2009)
United Continuo Ensemble; Jan Kobow, tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 433-2 | Time: 01:11:00

On this CD for CPO the United Continuo Ensemble together with the tenor Jan Kobow presents secular songs and sacred arias by Johann Krieger taken from his collection Neue musicalische Ergätzlichkeit. Krieger’s musical language ranges from simple choral pieces through to virtuoso coloratura songs. We have combined these fascinating and multifaceted pieces with sonatas from Philipp Friedrich Buchner’s Plectrum Musicum.
Ensemble Recherche; Arditti String Quartet; Lucas Vis - Brian Ferneyhough: Funerailles (2006) [Re-Up]

Brian Ferneyhough - Funérailles (2006)
Ensemble Recherche; Arditti String Quartet; Lucas Vis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Stradivarius | # STR 33739 | Time: 00:49:28

Noted as a "maximalist" for his densely textured, intricately constructed serial works, Brian Ferneyhough is a challenging composer by any standard, and his uncompromising and intensely demanding scores are some of the most original of the late avant-garde. In such complicated chamber works as Funérailles I (1969-1977) and Funérailles II (1969-1980), both versions for seven strings and harp, Ferneyhough presents thickets of notes and short gestures that are tightly organized, but so abrupt and pointillistic that the lay listener may mistake them as random fragments, not at all as recurring ideas. Similarly, in the rhythmically layered Bone Alphabet for percussion (1991) and the angular Unsichtbare Farben (Invisible Colors) for solo violin (1999), the ear can only take in the surfaces of the music, having no way to grasp the underlying patterns that are employed. Yet it would be a mistake to think these pieces are just cerebral exercises, since Ferneyhough is too good a composer to pass off intellectual doodles as serious work. While there are designs in these pieces only a theoretician may comprehend and abrasive sonorities only a die-hard modernist may love, there are points of tension and release that are easily perceived, and textures and timbres that a prepared listener may appreciate without too much strain.

Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 20, 2018
Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009) [Re-Up]

Helge Sunde, Ensemble Denada - Finding Nymo (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Big Band | Label: ACT | # 9492-2 | Time: 00:53:10

Helge Sunde is a 44-year-old Norwegian trombonist and composer who often works with jazz/classical composer Geir Lysne, sounds as if he checks out Hermeto Pascoal, Django Bates, Carla Bley, and British jazz and TV composer Colin Towns – and who has produced a cracker of a contemporary big-band album with this set. Sunde's Denada ensemble has produced powerful work before, but the balance of moods, melodic variety and arranging ingenuity on Finding Nymo (the sax-playing Nymo brothers Frode and Atle are star soloists) ought to raise his standing outside continental Europe. He throws listeners off the big-band scent with the eerie vocoder whispers at the start, but busy phrase-swapping between the horns, and arrhythmic ensemble riffs with solo-sax wails rising out of them introduce a Django Bates feel. When In Rome is a hooting, swaggering theme with revving engines and street noise, Valse Triste starts like a funeral lament and turns into a demonically waltzing dance, and the title track begins as tentative, sputtery improv, then coalesces into a melody. Guests Olka Konkova (piano) and Marilyn Mazur add flourishes to an already formidable set.
The London Steve Reich Ensemble - Steve Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet (2011) [Re-Up]

Steve Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet (2011)
The London Steve Reich Ensemble; Kevin Griffiths, conductor; Vincent Corver, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 0 87319 2 0 | 00:54:43

The hook for this terrific recording of three of Steve Reich's most attractive works is the use of alternate versions of the several pieces that differ from the original recordings on Nonesuch. This recording has Reich's imprimatur; he enthusiastically recommends the performances in a program note. The most radical departure from the original version is Piano Counterpoint, Vincent Corver's arrangement of Six Pianos for a single live pianist with the other five parts prerecorded. This allows the piece to fit nicely into Reich's "Counterpoint" series, which includes Vermont Counterpoint for flutes and New York Counterpoint for clarinets. Corver also speeds up the tempo so the piece has an even more propulsive aural energy, although in live performance it's hard to beat the visceral excitement of six pianists on-stage. The London Steve Reich Ensemble version of the Triple Quartet, unlike the Kronos Quartet's premiere recording, uses three live quartets, and is one of three performance options that Reich specified in the score, the third being an orchestral version with 36 players. This is the first commercial recording of this version.