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Michael Bublé - Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition) (2011/2016) [Official Digital Download]

Michael Bublé - Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition) (2011/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 65:11 minutes | 719 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Michael Buble is back doing what he does best - delivering some absolute classics in his own unmistakable style. On this occasion it is to the theme of Christmas, as he delivers a number of festive favourites including 'Jingle Bells', 'White Christmas' and 'Silent NIght' amongst others. The perfect accompinament to a Christmas Day gathering around the tree. Christmas,” produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica was recorded primarily at the legendary Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood and The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver. It includes guest performances by Shania Twain, Mexican singing star Thalia, long time collaborators Naturally 7 and The Puppini Sisters.
Josep Vicent, The World Orchestra - Michael Nyman: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 2 (2017)

Josep Vicent, The World Orchestra - Michael Nyman: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 2 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 269.72 Mb + 38.81 Mb (Scans) | 49:34
Classical | Label: Michael Nyman Records - MNRCD134

Much of British composer Michael Nyman's output has been in the genres of opera and film score; the music for Gattaca is his. He has fused a minimalist language with essentially cinematic gestures in a way that's both approachable and quite compact. As he approached his eighth decade, Nyman announced plans for a series of 17 (or more) abstract symphonies; the movements of the pair here are labeled only with metronome indications. In this he follows Philip Glass, whose music his own somewhat resembles.
Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)

Ensemble Céladon, Paulin Bündgen - Michael Nyman: No Time in Eternity (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal | Label: æon | # AECD 1757 | Time: 01:00:10

Through a repertoire of Consort Songs for five violas and countertenor, the Céladon Ensemble tries to underline the obvious artistic connections between the music of english Renaissance and contemporary music. This parentage, this harmonic, rhythmic and poetic logic, opens a whole field of exploration into sound identity and tradition. How have such seemingly different composers, belonging to remote eras, dealt with timbre fusion in a similar way, with the same desire to deeply affect, to create a full-bodied sound, both powerful and soothing? The two eras are not placed in opposition for this concert, as Michael Nyman’s music arises naturally from that of his predecessors; on the contrary, it is a clever mix of genres that points out to surprising similarities between these works : we could easily believe that Tye’s Sit Fast was composed very recently. From one century to the next, we face a testimony brought to song by the timbre of a countertenor, the intensity of a violas consort that carries a certain magic, the paradoxical expression of a voice which is solitary but also becomes a seventh instrument, one of the violas.
Michael Korstick & Alun Francis - Kabalevsky: Complete Piano Concertos (2012) 2CD

Michael Korstick & Alun Francis - Kabalevsky: Complete Piano Concertos (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 462 Mb (5% Rec.)| Scans -> 27 Mb
Classical | Label: CPO Records, #777 658-2 | 01:55:55

Although Kabalevsky is ranked with Shostakovich and Prokofiev among the former Soviet Union's leading composers, he is relatively unknown to today's listening public. His natural talent for catchy melodies, clear structures, and drive appealing to listening audiences made it easy for him to write music that is pleasantly tickling to the ears on a first listen, and holds its own on theoretical analysis. This is masterfully written music of great appeal and full of wit and charm.
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Adiós Señor Pussycat (2017)

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Adiós Señor Pussycat (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 256.15 Mb + 24.06 Mb (Scans) | 44:19
Pop Rock | Country: UK | Label: Violette Records - VIO-021-CD

Michael William “Mick” Head (born 24 November 1961), is an English singer-songwriter and musician from Liverpool, England. He is most famous as the lead singer and songwriter for Shack and the Pale Fountains, both of which also feature his younger brother John Head. Though the band never achieved mainstream success, they have a strong following and NME have described him as “a lost genius and among the most gifted British songwriters of his generation.” After touring for a while with childhood heroes Love, Head went on to form Michael Head & The Strands, again with brother John on guitar. In 1997, they released the critically acclaimed album The Magical World of the Strands. 2008 was a relatively quiet one for Head, starting with Shack being part of Liverpool, The Musical, which was part of the European City of Culture celebrations and ending with another new venture, Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band.
Bob Degen / Michael Formanek / Bill Stewart ‎– Catability (1998) {Enja}

Bob Degen / Michael Formanek / Bill Stewart ‎– Catability (1998) {Enja}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Scans 200dpi | 367MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 150MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop

PA-born pianist Degen has a hell of a resume: in the 60's, he lived in Germany, playing with expatriates Art Farmer & Leo Wright, returned to the USA where he had a trio with Paul Motian & Gary Peacock (unrecorded) and played in Buddy DeFranco's Glenn Miller Band, then returned to Germany & joined Albert Mangelsdorf's group. In '97, he braved Brooklyn to make this fine trio date. The easiest way to sum up Degen's style is a cross between early-to-mid-'70s Bill Evans with late 60's / early '70s McCoy Tyner: full-bodied, two-handed sound and consistently lyrical without ever being predictable. He's at his most Evans-esque on "Ode to Sammy Davis Jr." and recalls Herbie Nichols on "Round Trip". Formanek rules, playing Scott Lafaro to Degen's Evans (though neither are mere knock-offs).
Michael Schneider, La Stagione - Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe (1994)

Michael Schneider, La Stagione - Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 601 Mb | Total time: 123:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 60 043-2 | Recorded: 1993

Charles Burney described Johann Adolf Hasse, his contemporary, as ‘the most natural, elegant and judicious composer of vocal music, as well as the most voluminous now alive…’ His output includes 63 operas, but only two are currently recorded, yet inexplicably this is the second Piramo, albeit markedly livelier and with the bonus of its two ballet suites. Schneider’s perceptive booklet note comments that too readily we find such composers immature – ‘almost like Mozart’, rather than excitingly expressive and individual. Here even the subtitle Intermezzo tragico is novel, implying a fusion of two traditions, comic and serious. The music is equally unconventional. Recitatives slip seamlessly into and out of arias, creating a strong sense of dramatic continuity. Colours are imaginative: flutes and bassoons paint a beautiful description of Piramo’s Utopia; natural horns roar rudely as the lion approaches – though he proves a rather likeable beast in his subsequent sinfonia. The performance is excellent. Monoyios, a gentle Tisbe, floats effortlessly in melting vocalises; Schlick’s Piramo contrasts, yet matches in their love duets; while Jochens, the domineering father, confirms in his remarkably jolly suicide aria that the final tragico stage, littered with the corpses of all three characters, is not to be taken too seriously.
-George Pratt
Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos: The Piano Music of Michael Nyman (2014) [Repost]

Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos: The Piano Music of Michael Nyman (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included | 01:17:54
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Soundtracks | Label: Decca | # 478 6421 DH

A coming together of two artists with enormous followings – Valentina Lisitsa, with her dazzling artistry and hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube, and Michael Nyman, with his hugely popular film soundtracks. This release, in the year of Nyman’s 70th birthday, features tracks from his multi-award-winning score for the 1993 smash hit film The Piano. Acclaimed for his music’s innovation, punchy simplicity and universal appeal, Nyman, during his career as a music critic, coined the term ‘minimalism’ for an emergent musical genre – one to which he would make extensive contributions in many of his early scores and inspire a vast global audience. The disc is packed full with 77mins of material, full of irresistible energy. The album includes all ten solo piano transcriptions from The Piano, together on one album for the first time.

Michael Melvoin with Redeye - Redeye (1988)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 28, 2017
Michael Melvoin with Redeye - Redeye (1988)

Michael Melvoin with Redeye - Redeye (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 194.27 Mb | 34:28 | Cover
Jazz, Hard Bop, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Voss Records ‎– D1 72934

Mike Melvoin (May 10, 1937 – February 22, 2012) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. He served as chairman and president of The Recording Academy and worked as a prolific studio musician, recording with Frank Sinatra, John Lennon, The Jackson 5, Natalie Cole, and The Beach Boys. Melvoin was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for "All or Nothing at All" from his album It's Always You.
Simone Kermes, Herbert Lippert, Miljenko Turk, Yvonne Naef, Michael Hofstetter - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2011) (Repost)

Simone Kermes, Herbert Lippert, Miljenko Turk, Yvonne Naef, Michael Hofstetter - Verdi: Il Trovatore (2011)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:12:14 | 576 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Oehms Classics | Catalog: 951

Conductor Michael Hofstetter does a beautiful job bringing out the nuances from the Orchestra of Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele in Il Trovatore. This is evident from the thunderous roll of the timpani at the beginning of the opera, and the careful phrasing throughout the album. Every dynamic is observed, and the result is the high drama crucial to Verdi. The famous "Anvil Chorus" is another example of the orchestra's power to rouse the listener, as are the dark brass chords in the "Finale ultimo." The chorus, under the direction of Jan Hoffman, deserves equal praise.