Khachaturian Bell

Sharon Bezaly - Khachaturian & Rautavaara: Flute Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Sharon Bezaly - Khachaturian & Rautavaara: Flute Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 & 96 kHz | 79:06 min | 978 MB | Digital booklet
Label: BIS | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

Flutist Sharon Bezaly has dazzled listeners and critics all over the globe, even being called Gods gift to the flute. With almost 40 releases to her name, her wide-ranging discography includes both standard repertoire and selections written specifically for her. This release is owed to two fellow world-class flutists, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Gunilla von Bahr. Rampal was the flutist who arranged Aram Khachaturians virtuosic violin concerto for the flute, at the suggestion of the composer.
Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995) [Lidstrom, Ashkenazy]

Dmitri Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Aram Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995)
Mats Lidström, cello; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor & piano
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-719 | Time: 01:05:28

Mats Lidström is that rare thing, an original musician. The sheer mercurial energy which drives his performances can be both engaging and disturbing, but there is always a searching intelligence at work. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra lost much when its compelling, if unpredictable, lead cellist departed. These two concertos show him at his persuasive best, bringing lesser known works to life. Kabalevsky’s 1964 Concerto stretches and yawns with slow pizzicato before springing into urgent life. Sub-Shostakovich in its motifs and tonality, it is nevertheless well-constructed and uses the saxophone to great effect. In both Allegro movements Lidström achieves a lightning speed and attack and, though Raphael Wallfisch’s recording on Nimbus has a more solid beauty of tone, the Swede’s nervous anticipation makes up for the thinner sound of his Grancino cello. Khachaturian’s 1946 Concerto would make a wonderful soundtrack to a cinematic faux-Oriental extravaganza, with its twisting major and minor intervals, and almost sleazy chromaticism. Lidström really knows how to swing, and makes the most of the memorable melodies.
Julia Fischer - Russian Violin Concertos: Khachaturian / Prokofiev / Glazunov (2004) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Julia Fischer - Russian Violin Concertos: Khachaturian / Prokofiev / Glazunov
Russian National Orchestra - Yakov Kreizberg
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,87 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,25 | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 059 | Country/Year: Europe 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Violin Concerto

…A real joy - don't hesitate, I find it really hard to imagine this disc being bettered for a long time to come.
Khachaturian - Masquerade Suite | Kabalevsky - The Comedians (1964) {Classic/RCA LSC-2398 180g} 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip, Redbook

Khachaturian - Masquerade Suite | Kabalevsky - The Comedians
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz | FLAC (5% Recovery) | m3u & Tech Log, no cue | HQ Artwork
724 MB (24/96) + 210 MB (CD) | RAR 5% recovery | DR Analysis | Classical | 1964
Classic Records/RCA LSC-2398 (1994) 180g 1S RTI Pressing

This is part of a Classic Records Deluxe 1S Edition Box Set of RCA Living Stereo "Shaded Dog" releases.
Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello / Marina Tarasova (1994)

Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello / Marina Tarasova (1994)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 308 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Regis Records | Time: 63:22

On this Regis Records digital recording acclaimed soloist Marina Tarasova plays with total passion and commitment throughout. She is particularly impressive in the extended languorous passage in the second movement andante sostenuto that evolves into an intensified lament.
Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite; Kabalevsky: The Comedians / Kiril Kondrashin (2008)

Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite; Kabalevsky: The Comedians / Kiril Kondrashin (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 350 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Red Seal ( BEST100, vol.95) | Time: 64:06

This CD speaks more than any amount of words as to the tragic loss music suffered over the early death of conductor, Kiril Kondrashin. "The Masquerade Suite" and "The Comedians" in particular have incredible style and sweep. These pieces which have been for so long relegated to the status of pops concerts level become in Kondrashin's hands the decided masterpieces of colorful writing and wonderful orchestration that they actually are. I must go so far as to say that these interpretations are definitive. We like to think of all the technical advances we have made in the last decades, but the sonics of the original analog tapes make these pieces sound like they were recorded yesterday rather than 40 years ago…

Cock Robin - Songs From A Bell Tower (2011) 2CD Edition  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 7, 2017
Cock Robin - Songs From A Bell Tower (2011) 2CD Edition

Cock Robin - Songs From A Bell Tower (2011) 2CD Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 804 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 290 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 166 Mb
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, New Wave | Label: Blackbird Records | # BR 2011-07 | Time: 02:01:03

It does not take very long to realize that this is a nicely put together record. The singing is intense in somewhat of a Springsteen/David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand) manner, but unique from them. The surrounding instrumentation weaves in and out in a folk rock manner at times and works as a full throttle rock band at others. The Singer-Songwriter category does not quite do justice to the songs. I would say rock fans will like this more than people wanting straight folk, but it has a good general appeal to both the crowds seeking lighter thoughtful material and those that want a good rock beat. The music is rather universal and what is truly interesting is that the California duo behind this band has historically done so much better in Europe than in the US. While I often can understand why some great European born music may not translate as well in the US (and vice versa), I have never understood why several great US bands (Wipers, 16 Horsepower) do so much better in Europe. Add this band to that list, as US listeners need to join in. I believe this album of eleven original songs comes with a bonus CD containing a full live set. (David Hintz)
VA - Music For The Millions (Gems From Bell Records USA 1956-1960) (2013)

VA - Music For The Millions (Gems From Bell Records USA 1956-1960) (2013)
Rock & Roll, Ballad | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 145 min | 348 MB
Label: One Day Music | Rel:2013

"One Day Music" presents 60 hits interpretations on 3 CDs. Featuring: Artie Malvin, Dottie Evans, Bob Miller, Jimmy Leyden, Barry Frank, Bruce Adams, Edna McGriff, and more famous artists. The Best of Rock & Roll and Ballad hits from 1956 to 1960 years.

1970s Teenager: From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Feb. 1, 2017
1970s Teenager: From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing

1970s Teenager: From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing by Simon Webb
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0752488155 | 224 pages | EPUB | 1,2 MB

Andy Bell - Electric Blue (2005)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 29, 2017
Andy Bell - Electric Blue (2005)

Andy Bell - Electric Blue (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 519 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Electronic, Pop | Label: Sanctuary | Catalog Number: SANCD382

Andy Bell's debut solo album released in 2005. Features 14 tracks, including the hit single 'Crazy' plus duets with 'Jake Shears' (Scissor Sisters) and 'Claudia Brücken' (Propaganda and Act). Electric Blue was co-written and recorded throughout 2004 and 2005 with Manhattan Clique (Philip Larsen & Chris Smith) who, as well as Erasure, have also worked with Moby, The B-52's, Stereophonics and Goldfrapp.