Indice 2011

Jeff Bridges - Jeff Bridges (2011)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 15, 2017
Jeff Bridges - Jeff Bridges (2011)

Jeff Bridges - Jeff Bridges (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:05
Country, Americana, Folk-Rock | Label: Blue Note, Ramp Records | # 509990 71491 2 2

2011 album from the Oscar-winning actor, performer and songwriter. A musician before his acting career took off, Bridges' award-winning and critically acclaimed role in 2009's Crazy Heart introduced his musical talents to a wider audience. Working with producer T-Bone Burnett again, this self-titled album picks up where Crazy Heart left off, proving that Jeff Bridges is a man for all seasons.
Johnnie Taylor - Taylored in Silk (1973) Expanded Remastered 2011

Johnnie Taylor - Taylored in Silk (1973) Expanded Remastered 2011
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Southern Soul | Label: Stax/Concord Music | # 0888072328754 | Time: 00:55:56

Taylored in Silk was Johnnie Taylor's [The Philosopher of Soul] best pure soul release; he was in peak form as a vocalist, and received superb productions, arrangements, compositions and musical backing from the Stax brain trust. The album includes the hits 'We're Getting Careless with Our Love' and 'Cheaper to Keep Her'. Newly remastered with 6 bonus cuts.

Heidi Louise Williams - Drive American (2011) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 14, 2017
Heidi Louise Williams - Drive American (2011) [Repost]

Heidi Louise Williams - Drive American (2011)
works by John Adams, Joan Tower, Daniel Crozier, Chen Yi, Augusta Read Thomas, William Bolcom

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Albany | # TROY1298 | Time: 01:18:19

A superlative program of piano music by American composers is offered by pianist Heidi Williams. The oldest work on the program dates from 1988 (William Bolcom) and the most recent was written in 2009 (Daniel Crozier), giving us a snapshot of what American composers have been writing for piano in the past 25 years. Praised by New York critic Harris Goldsmith for her ¨dazzling performances¨ and ¨impeccable solistic authority,¨ American pianist Heidi Louise Williams has appeared in performances across the United States and internationally. Her concert schedule has included solo and chamber music recitals at the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Brevard Summer Music Festival, the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a debut recital in St. Louis as winner of its 2000 Artist Presentation Society Auditions, as well as concerto appearances with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, and others. Williams is on the piano faculty at the Florida State University College of Music. She completed her BM, MM, and DMA degrees at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland.
Daniel Hope - The Romantic Violinist: A Celebration of Joseph Joachim (2011)

Daniel Hope - The Romantic Violinist: A Celebration of Joseph Joachim (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:21 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: B0015312

Violinist and composer Joseph Joachim was a central figure of Romanticism, famous as a personal friend of Johannes Brahms and as an arbiter of musical taste who was professionally associated with many of the 19th century's greatest musicians. Daniel Hope's The Romantic Violinist: A Celebration of Joseph Joachim paints an appealing portrait through selections of Joachim's own music, as well as short pieces by Brahms, Clara Schumann, Antonin Dvorák, Franz Schubert, and the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Max Bruch.
Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.

VA - Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (Soundtrack) (EP) (2011)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 13, 2017
VA - Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (Soundtrack) (EP) (2011)

VA - Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (Soundtrack) (EP) (2011)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 33 mb
Genre: Christmas, soundtrack

Barbie: A Perfect Christmas is a soundtrack EP for a direct-to-DVD animated feature for Barbie, the doll. While only an EP, the soundtrack features all five songs that were featured in the presentation, originals and a cover of a Christmas standard.
Gabriel Faure - Complete Chamber Music For Strings And Piano (2011) (5CD Box Set)

Gabriel Fauré - Complete Chamber Music For Strings And Piano (2011) (5CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (*.png, 300dpi) | 1.41 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 774 mb
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Virgin Classics / 5099907087523

Virgin Classics assembled an all-star team of chamber musicians to put together this five-disc set of Gabriel Fauré's complete music for strings and piano. Only the String Quartet, Op. 121, by the Quatuor Ebène, was previously released. Fauré's chamber music - with the exception of a couple of short works for cello and piano - isn't as well known outside of France as that of Debussy and Ravel, although the two piano quartets are widely admired.
Musica Antiqua Koln - Johann Friedrich Meister: Il Giardino del Piacere (2011)

Musica Antiqua Koln - Johann Friedrich Meister: Il Giardino del Piacere (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:40 | 579 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | Catalog: 0016742BC

This album is full of surprises, not all of them associated with its musical contents. Advance PR materials stated that its contents were recorded originally for televised broadcast in 2004, then forgotten, and only just rediscovered. A final recording by the celebrated Musica Antiqua Köln, forgotten by its The music is a bit of a surprise as well, if not the result of an “original genius” that Goebel likens to C. P. E. Bach. Johann Friedrich Meister (1638–97) seems by all accounts to have been something of a rebel, getting himself imprisoned the year after his appointment as music director of the Hofkapelle of Duke Ferdinand Albrecht I of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
Edgard Varese - Kontinent: Ionisation; Offrandes; Hyperprism; Integrales; Ameriques; Ecuatorial (2011)

Edgard Varèse: Kontinent (2011)
Ionisation; Offrandes; Hyperprism; Intégrales; Amériques; Ecuatorial
The Percussive Planet Ensemble; Martin Grubinger, percussion
Julie Moffat, soprano; Otto Katzameier, bass
Ensemble Modern Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth, conductor
ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien; Bertrand de Billy, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Col Legno | # WWE1CD20295 | Time: 01:11:10

Edgar Varèse is regarded as one of the pioneers of New Music, and with good reason. His piece “Ionisation” was the first-ever composition written exclusively for percussion ensemble to be performed in a traditional concert hall setting; and he explored and searched intensely for sonic experiences. Varèse integrated first the world of sounds, then electronic instruments into traditional orchestras, thereby opening a door to a new awareness of listening. His work substantially influenced those generations of composers that came after him: a link between the beautiful, the exciting and the musically unfamiliar. The 2009 Salzburg Festival dedicated its “Kontinente” series to this brilliant New Music pioneer – and we are delighted to present these excellent recordings to you! (Col Legno)

Moritz Krämer - Wir Können Nix Dafür (2011)  Music

Posted by Fizzpop at Dec. 12, 2017
Moritz Krämer - Wir Können Nix Dafür (2011)

Moritz Krämer - Wir Können Nix Dafür (2011)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 45:11 | 104 MB
Folk, Pop, Indie, Lo-Fi | Label: Tapete

Dass es deutsche Liedermacher nach Gisbert zu Knyphausen schwer haben würden, war klar. Nur brillante Melancholiker werden ihm folgen können. Solche wie Moritz Krämer zum Beispiel. Ein wenig scheu klingt der Berliner Singer/Songwriter, fast verschämt, wenn er zu schön-trauriger Musik von den großen Gefühlen in kleinen Alltäglichkeiten singt. Nicht selten wirkt er dabei kindlich erstaunt, dass alles so ist, wie es eben ist.