Howard Hugh

Tim Hugh, Mirjam Tschopp, Bilkent SO, Howard Griffiths - Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Cello Concerto; Viola Concerto (2007)

Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Cello Concerto; Viola Concerto (2007)
Tim Hugh, cello; Mirjam Tschopp, viola; Bilkent Symphony Orchestra; Howard Griffiths, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 777 290-2 | Time: 00:55:27

This disc strikes me as an ideal introduction to the music of Turkey’s greatest composer. Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s style might be described as “Szymanowski with a primal rhythmic feel.” If you love the composer’s First Violin Concerto then you will find here a very similar exoticism, nocturnal atmosphere, and love of voluptuous textures. The harmonic style is intensely chromatic, but also highly melodic. Like Bartók in his last period, Saygun’s handling of tonality mellowed toward the end of his life, which makes the Cello Concerto more consonant than the Viola Concerto, but both works are absolutely gorgeous and masterpieces of their kind. It’s positively criminal that no one plays these pieces regularly in concert. The performances here are excellent. Tim Hugh is a well-known cellist, and he pours on the tone with all of the rhapsodic abandon that Saygun requires. Mirjam Tschopp also is a superb violist, with a big, beefy tone that never gets swamped by the intricate orchestration. It’s also very rewarding to hear a Turkish orchestra in this music–and to find that it plays beautifully under Howard Griffiths.

Howard Jones - The Best Of (1993)  Music

Posted by EktorasClub at Jan. 7, 2011
Howard Jones - The Best Of (1993)

Howard Jones - The Best Of
EAC Rip | Included: EAC Log + CUE + Flac + Covers | Size: 505 MB | RAR files
Year: Jun 29, 1993 | Label: Eastwest Records / Warner Music | Number: 4509-92701
Genre: New Wave, Synth Pop | Mono/Stereo: 2 Channel | RS.com, FileServe & Letitbit.net

The Best of Howard Jones is a compilation album by the British pop musician Howard Jones. It compiles key hits and album tracks from 1983-1992 during Jones's tenure on the Warner music label, plus one new track, a cover of Donald Fagen's "I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World)".

Elizabeth Jane Howard - Gli anni della leggerezza  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at Nov. 20, 2015
Elizabeth Jane Howard - Gli anni della leggerezza

Elizabeth Jane Howard - Gli anni della leggerezza
Italian | Fazi | 2015 | EPUB | Pages 450 | ASIN: B0155PKN4W | 3.52 Mb
Beethoven - Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra (Howard Shelley) (2011)

Beethoven - Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra (Howard Shelley) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 1,01 Gb
Label: Chandos | Catalog N.: CHAN 10695(4) | TT: 316:27

“there are several reasons to shout about it…there's Shelley himself: a pianist whose quiet musicality and unobtrusive virtuosity shine through everything he touches…Throughout the set, there's a humanity to Shelley's music-making; it's particularly affecting in the B-flat Concerto, which he imbues with warmth as well as wit…this is a major new cycle, an important addition not only to the catalogue but also to Shelley's exceptionally fine discography.”

Howard Tate - Blue Day (2008)  Music

Posted by countryfreak at May 13, 2013
Howard Tate - Blue Day (2008)

Howard Tate - Blue Day (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 400 MB
Genre: R&B/Soul | Label: Evidence | Catalog Number: 26137
Release Date: August 12, 2008 | Uploaded | RAR 5% Rec.

On Blue Day, veteran soul and gospel singer Howard Tate lays down a set so utterly crackling with energy, vitality, and sheer grit one could be forgiven for forgetting that, at the turn of this century, he hadn't recorded in nearly 30 years and had been virtually forgotten and left for dead – a victim of his own excesses. Tate was quite literally rediscovered by his former producer Jerry Ragovoy and brought back into the recording studio to work his vocal magic on tracks written for him by a stellar cast of songwriters in 2003. In 2006, he recorded A Portrait of Howard backed by the Carla Bley Band as well as a host of guests including Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen band vocalist Perla Batalla, and cellist Jane Scarpantoni. But Blue Day leaves that record in the dust, quite literally. At the age of 70, Tate is in absolutely top form as a singer and song interpreter…..

Howard Jones - One To One (1986) [Japan 1st Press]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at April 10, 2013
Howard Jones - One To One (1986) [Japan 1st Press]

Howard Jones - One To One (1986) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 341 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 138 Mb | Scans | 64 Mb | Time: 49:46
Pop Rock, New Wave, Synth-Pop | Warner-Pioneer Corp. | 32XD-528

One to One is the third album by British pop musician Howard Jones, released in October 1986. The CD release also contains the single version of "No One Is to Blame" (a song featured on his previous album) with Phil Collins on backing vocals and drums. The album contained the hits "You Know I Love You…Don't You?" (US top twenty) and "All I Want" (top 40 in many European countries).
Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, Overture "Das befreite Deutschland" (2008) (Repost)

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, Overture "Das befreite Deutschland" (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:22 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67622

Though held in high regard by many of his colleagues as being worthy of a pedestal next to Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven in the pantheon of Western music’s great composers, Ludwig (Louis) Spohr (1784–1859), along with Christoph Read more Le nozze di Figaro and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde were composed during Spohr’s lifetime. Eight years younger than Rossini and 13 years Schubert’s junior, Spohr wrote music that is Janus-like, specifically it looks to the formalism and clarity of the Classicists and at the same time sows the seeds of Romanticism via its harmonic and structural experimentation.
Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6, Overture "Der Fall Babylons" (2010) (Repost)

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6, Overture "Der Fall Babylons" (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:02 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67788

In his long life, Louis Spohr found himself to be a contemporary of Ludwig van Beethoven, Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, and Richard Wagner, yet in spite of living in the turbulent first half-century of the Romantic era, he continued to emulate the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and stayed rather close to the practices and expressions of the late Classical era.
Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Concert Overture in F major (2007) (Repost)

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Concert Overture in F major (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 74:04 | 293 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67616

Even though Louis Spohr lived well into the Romantic era, and was a contemporary of such cutting-edge figures as Beethoven, Berlioz, Paganini, Liszt, and Wagner, his music stayed remarkably Classical in form and substance, and sounded conservative in style, even late in his career. It shouldn't be surprising to find that his Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 20 (1811), would sound a lot like Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543; or that the Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op. 49 (1820), while somewhat more advanced and original in symphonic development, would sound no more radical than Weber, and even evoke Haydn in its droll Finale.
Howard Arman - Händel: Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62 (Live) (2017)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Howard Arman - Händel: Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62 (Live)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 137:59 min | 659 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 44 | Rls.date: 2017

For his Occasional Oratorio, composed in 1746 in an age of personal and political upheaval, Handel made generous use of much of his own earlier material, and this resulted in something quite close to an anthology: a choice collection of his most beautiful and most famous pieces a 'Best Of', as it were. The Messiah librettist Charles Jennens complained loudly that the oratorio was ""a triumph for a victory not yet gain'd"", and that its libretto, by a certain Newburgh Hamilton, was an ""inconceivable jumble of John Milton and Edmund Spenser"".