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Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz & Kevin Griffiths - Branld: Symphonies, Op. 25 & 12 (2018)

Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz & Kevin Griffiths - Branld: Symphonies, Op. 25 & 12 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 339 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 08 | Time: 54:07 min

Johann Evangelist Brandl was a versatile composer considered by his contemporaries to be one of the most estimable composers of our time. His output covers every standard genre of his day except for keyboard music. Roughly 70 songs from his pen appeared in print; his church music was left unpublished; his Six String Quartets op. 17 bear a dedication to Joseph Haydn. Particularly striking in his chamber music is his scoring for both strings and winds, with special importance accorded to the bassoon. On this new release, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz under the baton of Kevin Griffiths present an early work and a late work- the Symphony op. 12 in E flat major and the Symphony op. 25 in D major.
Kevin Kenner - Beau Soir - Works for Violin & Piano by Fauré, Franck & Debussy (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kevin Kenner & Kyung Wha Chung - Beau Soir - Works for Violin & Piano by Fauré, Franck & Debussy (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:50 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The centrepiece of this French-themed recital by Kyung Wha Chung and Kevin Kenner is the splendid violin sonata by César Franck. It is a work long associated with Chung, described by the Financial Times as "one of the greatest violinists of the last half-century". Newer to Chung's repertoire is Fauré's Sonata No 1. As she told Strings magazine, each of the works constitutes "a whole portrait of life itself," and she drew a comparison with Monet's paintings: "The reflection of light has endless possibility. The same thing applies to the texture and the sound when you're playing. There are millions of sounds."
Kevin Kenner & Kyung Wha Chung - Beau Soir - Works for Violin & Piano by Fauré, Franck & Debussy (2018)

Kevin Kenner & Kyung Wha Chung - Beau Soir - Works for Violin & Piano by Fauré, Franck & Debussy (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | 01:06:55
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

The centrepiece of this French-themed recital by Kyung Wha Chung and Kevin Kenner is the splendid violin sonata by César Franck. It is a work long associated with Chung, described by the Financial Times as “one of the greatest violinists of the last half-century”. Newer to Chung’s repertoire is Fauré’s Sonata No 1. As she told Strings magazine, each of the works constitutes “a whole portrait of life itself,” and she drew a comparison with Monet’s paintings: “The reflection of light has endless possibility. The same thing applies to the texture and the sound when you’re playing. There are millions of sounds.”
Kevin Mallon, Aradia Baroque Ensemble - Caldara: Vaticini di Pace, Sinfonias Nos.5 & 6 (1996)

Kevin Mallon, Aradia Baroque Ensemble - Caldara: Vaticini di Pace, Sinfonias Nos.5 & 6 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 65:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553772 | Recorded: 1996

This cantata was commissioned by Ruspoli and performed in his palace; it's likely that the cantata performed for the Pope's Christmas celebration the following year was in fact this same composition. It's a joyful, blissful work, full of flowing arias that provide opportunities for great singers, such as the Roman elite supported in numbers, to show off. The four soloists of Aradia Baroque Ensemble (two sopranos, one mezzo, and one tenor) rise brilliantly to the occasion, with beautiful nuanced voices and bravura technique. The large string ensemble, led by Kevin Mallon, supports the four singers as gently yet firmly as a calm sea supports a floating gull.

Kevin Kerby – Your Loyal Deserter (2017)  Music

Posted by Fizzpop at Dec. 17, 2017
Kevin Kerby – Your Loyal Deserter (2017)

Kevin Kerby – Your Loyal Deserter (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 30:15 | 70 MB
Folk, Pop | Label: Max Recordings

Some people will probably take it wrong, but central Arkansas folk-rock icon Kevin Kerby is a minor leaguer. That’s not meant as an insult. Every AA player could play in the major leagues tomorrow; it’s only luck or politics or the tyranny of numbers that keeps them from doing so. Kerby’s a pro and his honest, solid songwriting is so heartening and refreshing that we wish reviews like this matter – “something obvious and bright, that’s what we need.”

Kevin Keil - The King of Love (2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at Dec. 12, 2017
Kevin Keil - The King of Love (2017)

Kevin Keil - The King of Love (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 28:58 min | 67 Mb
Style: Instrumental, Classical | Label: OCP

While it's been more than two decades since the release of See Amid the Winter's Snow, Kevin Keil's last instrumental collection, with The King of Love, we see that his talents have only grown with time. His latest collection offers instrumental arrangements of 10 well-known hymns that set the mood for peaceful moments of worship when words are not needed or desired.

Kevin Kerby - Your Loyal Deserter (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 3, 2017
Kevin Kerby - Your Loyal Deserter (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Kevin Kerby - Your Loyal Deserter (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 30:15 minutes | 326 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Some people will probably take it wrong, but central Arkansas folk-rock icon Kevin Kerby is a minor leaguer. That's not meant as an insult. Every AA player could play in the major leagues tomorrow; it's only luck or politics or the tyranny of numbers that keeps them from doing so. Kerby's a pro and his honest, solid songwriting is so heartening and refreshing that we wish reviews like this matter - "something obvious and bright, that's what we need."
Patrick Gallois, Kevin Mallon - C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concertos (2002)

Patrick Gallois, Kevin Mallon - C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concertos (2002)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 550 Mb | Total time: 125:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.555715-16 | Recorded: 2002

The Flute Concertos of C.P.E. Bach are among the most dramatic and engrossing of this important composer's works. This Bach was a major influence on Haydn and Mozart, but the music is worth hearing in its own right, and the Concerto in A Minor, which opens this set, is one of the masterpieces of its era. Gallois and the Toronto Camerata use modern instruments, but their performances are permeated by the sensibility of Bach's era. They are clear and forceful, responding beautifully to the pre-romantic elements in the music, and Gallois even adds appropriate embellishments to his playing. The Concerto in D Minor may not be the composer's own arrangement for flute, but it sounds convincing enough. This is certainly the best set of C.P.E. Bach's Flute Concertos since the long-deleted Rampal set for CBS, and the performances are markedly superior to those on a recent Black Box CD.
-Leslie Gerber
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Yan Pascal Tortelier - Roussel: Évocations, Pour une fête de printemps & Suite in F Major (2018)

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Yan Pascal Tortelier - Roussel: Évocations, Pour une fête de printemps & Suite in F Major (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 276 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 167 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:45
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

Maestro Yan Pascal Tortelier celebrates his twenty five-year recording career and seventy-album discography on Chandos with this album of three of Roussel's most remarkable compositions. It follows a highly praised Birmingham concert with the same forces, namely the exceptional BBCPO and CBSO Chorus, and three revelatory soloists: Kathryn Rudge, 2017 BBC New Generation Artist, the young tenor Alessandro Fisher, joint first prize winner at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, and François Le Roux, famous for his award-winning performances of French operas.
Kevin Ayers - Yes We Have No Mananas (1976) {2014 Remaster Japanese Mini LP SHM-CD Edition WPCR-15529}

Kevin Ayers - Yes We Have No Mananas (1976) {2014 Remaster Japanese Mini LP SHM-CD Edition WPCR-15529}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 473 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 362 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2014 Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-15529
Rock / Art Rock / Canterbury Scene

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Kevin Ayers features remastering in 2014 and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). The cover faithfully replicates the original UK LP artwork. Includes an obi featuring design of original Japanese limited edition's LP (subject to change). Comes with a description and lyrics. Part of eight-album Kevin Ayers cardboard sleeve reissue series features the albums, "Joy Of A Toy +5," "Shooting At The Moon +6," "Whatevershebrings Wesing +10," "Bananamour +7," "Odd Ditties +3," "Yes We Have No Mananas. So Get Your Mananas Today +9," "Rainbow Takeaway +7," and "That's What You Get Babe +4." Bonus tracks.