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Kurtag, Ligeti: Music For Viola - Kim Kashkashian (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 26, 2013
Kurtag, Ligeti: Music For Viola - Kim Kashkashian (2012)

Kurtag, Ligeti: Music For Viola - Kim Kashkashian (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 201 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ecm | Catalog Number: 001719602

The great viola player Kim Kashkashian has long been one of the most outstanding protagonists of modern composition and this bold and subtle account of solo music by the great Hungarian composers György Kurtág and György Ligeti is a landmark recording. Kurtág’s Signs, Games and Messages (1989- in progress) in its 19 aphoristic sections is as demanding as Ligeti’s Sonata for viola (1991-94), but Kashkashian surmounts the very different challenges of the works, and points towards the qualities that unite these composers. As ever, she gets to the heart of the music, and unravels its secrets.
Makoto Ueno, Kazunori Seo - Carl Czerny: Music for Flute and Piano (2015)

Carl Czerny - Music for Flute and Piano (2015)
Makoto Ueno (Piano), Kazunori Seo (Flute)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573335 | Time: 01:18:18

Virtuoso pianist Carl Czerny was a pupil and friend of Beethoven in Vienna. His prodigious output as a composer included numerous sets of variations on operatic themes, both with orchestra [Naxos 8.573254] and, as with the Trois Rondeaux, Op. 347 on themes by Rossini and Bellini, in the form of entertaining chamber music. With its cadenza and technical flourishes the Introduction, Variations and Finale, Op. 80 is composed in true concerto style, while the elegance and refined artistry of the Rondoletto and Duo concertant are both characteristic of a Classical master whose works have only recently started to gain wider recognition.
Amitai Vardi, Uri Vardi & Arnon Erez - Soulmates: Music for Cello, Clarinet & Piano (2017)

Amitai Vardi, Uri Vardi & Arnon Erez - Soulmates: Music for Cello, Clarinet & Piano (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:30 | 146 MB
Label: Delos

Cellist extraordinaire Uri Vardi is one of America’s most revered virtuosos and teachers. In this glowing recording, he is joined by none other than his son, distinguished clarinetist Amitai Vardi, as well as renowned pianist Arnon Erez. All three musicians combine their considerable talents in captivating renditions of two wondrous clarinet trios: Beethoven’s Op. 11 and Brahms’s Op. 114. In a 21st-century addition to these classic trios, father and son come together to create splendid readings of contemporary composer Jan Radzynski’s fascinating Concert Duos. In all, it’s a recording of both classic and contemporary works that will delight and thrill listeners from beginning to end.

Xavier Jamaux - Music for Films (2016)  Music

Posted by aasana at July 13, 2017
Xavier Jamaux - Music for Films (2016)

Xavier Jamaux - Music for Films (2016)
soundtrack, instrumental, trip-hop | 1:05:00 | MP3, 320 kbps | 160 MB
Label: Bang Bang & Beats

A collection of original soundtracks made for films by Johnnie To, Soi Cheang, Thomas Vinterberg, Jean Pierre Limosin.
La Pifarescha - Di guerra e di pace: Renaissance Music for Winds & Percussion (2016)

La Pifarescha - Di guerra e di pace: Renaissance Music for Winds & Percussion
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:44 min | 268 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2016

Given the prevalence of war in the Europe of the Renaissance it is no real surprise that warlike themes and echoes of battles should find their ways into secular and civic music compositions or even into religious ones (such as the many LHomme armé and La Bataille masses of the time).
The Zoo Duet - Michael Nyman: Music For Two Pianos (2004) [Repost]

The Zoo Duet - Michael Nyman: Music For Two Pianos (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD506 | 00:56:40

Released shortly after the composer's 60th birthday, this album from The Zoo Duet presents works that deserve to be better known. Taking a line for a second walk is vintage Nyman, conceived originally as an orchestral work for Houston Ballet in 1966 and transcribed for two amplified pianos without any loss of its hypnotic intensity. Water Dances began life as music for Peter Greenaway's film Making A Splash and receives its premiere recording in its five-movement form on this disc. (Music Week)
Ilya Gringolts & Peter Laul - Stravinsky: Music for Violin, Vol. 1 (2017)

Ilya Gringolts & Peter Laul - Stravinsky: Music for Violin, Vol. 1
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:38 min | 237 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

In his autobiography, Igor Stravinsky wrote of his not having had any ‘great liking’ for the combination of strings and piano. That there nevertheless are a number of chamber works by him featuring the violin is to a large extent due to the violinist Samuel Dushkin. The two were introduced to each other by Stravinsky’s German music publisher who wanted to persuade him to compose a violin concerto. They obviously hit it off: their collaboration continued after the concerto had come into being in 1931, and they devised a recital programme to perform together on tours.

VA - Music for Dreams Copenhagen 2017 Vol.1 (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at July 7, 2017
VA - Music for Dreams Copenhagen 2017 Vol.1 (2017)

VA - Music for Dreams Copenhagen 2017 Vol.1 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 01:44:55 | 243.56 Mb
Downtempo | Label: Music For Dreams US (ZZZCD 0131)

Brand new Copenhagen 2017 compilation by Kenneth Bager out the 24th of Februar on Music For Dreams. Features new and exclusive tracks from Music For Dreams.
VA - Jockey Club Music For Dreams The Sunset Sessions Vol.5 (2017)

VA - Jockey Club Music For Dreams The Sunset Sessions Vol.5 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:51:30 | 395 Mb
Genre: Ambient, Chillout, Downtempo, Lounge / Label: Music For Dreams

Kenneth has selected some seriously beautiful new music for this compilation including the fantastic cover version by Jeb Loy Nichols of the Luther Vandross classic ‘Never Too Much’. The excellent new Danish artist The Swan And The Lake is represented here with the beautiful Mallorca inspired ‘Port d*Andratx (Part 1 sun)’ featuring Johan Liepstack on guitar. Also featured here is the drum machine-driven afrofunk of ‘Meribebeba’ by Ghanaian afro-pop, high-life and reggae artist Kojo Antwi – originally released in the 80’s and currently shifting hands for a small fortune.
Taverner Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott - Western Wind: Mass by John Taverner & Court Music for Henry VIII (2016)

Taverner Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott - Western Wind: Mass by John Taverner & Court Music for Henry VIII (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:20 | 352 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Avie Records | Catalog: AV2352

What you have here is a well-performed sampling of music from England in the early 16th century. Because of the way the program is organized, the listener's mind may try to organize it into something more coherent than that, but it may not succeed. The centerpiece is the Western Wind Mass of John Taverner, which is broken up with secular pieces and then followed by music that might have been heard at the court of Henry VIII.