Ripped 2016

LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)

LA Opera, James Conlon - John Corigliano & William M. Hoffman: The Ghosts of Versailles (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:35:34 | 785 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pentatone | Catalog: PTC5186538

PentaTone's live recording of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles is billed as the world premiere recording, though it was preceded by the 1991 video recording of the Metropolitan Opera's production, which was conducted by James Levine and starred Teresa Stratas. Even so, this 2016 audiophile presentation of the LA Opera production, conducted by James Conlon, is a major event for opera lovers, especially since the Met's recording is difficult to find and performances of The Ghosts of Versailles are rare.
Lang Lang - New York Rhapsody (2016) {Sony Classical 88985332922}

Lang Lang - New York Rhapsody (2016) {Sony Classical 88985332922}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 385 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 166 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 217 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Sony Classical / Sony Music | 88985332922
Classical / Classical Crossover / Piano

The ineffable magic of New York City fires the imagination of superstar pianist Lang Lang on his new album New York Rhapsody. He is joined by a wide array of special guests including Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Jason Isbell, Jeffrey Wright, Kandace Springs, Lindsey Stirling, Lisa Fischer, Madeleine Peyroux and Sean Jones. From the haunting reveries of Gershwin and Copland to the in-the-moment intensity of songs made famous by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, Lou Reed and Don Henley, New York Rhapsody rediscovers the dazzle and the soul of America’s most symbolic city.

Nathan - Nebulosa (2016)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 15, 2018
Nathan - Nebulosa (2016)

Nathan - Nebulosa (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 441.60 Mb + 119.92 Mb (Scans) | 64:18
Progressive Rock / RPI | Country: Italy | Label: AMS Records - AMS 264 CD

Nathan are one of those rare yet not unheard of Italian prog bands that were active in the late Seventies, yet never got around to releasing a proper original recording until the modern era. The group haven't actually been inactive in that time, however, as they've performed as a cover band (and still do to this day) presenting extravagant recreations of the classic works of Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson and Supertramp, as well as more surprising choices such as Caravan and Hatfield and the North! So considering their devotion to the English progressive groups, it's very surprising to discover that their debut album of all-original material is sung warmly in Italian and highlighted by classical symphonic fancy in the grand proper RPI tradition!

La Bocca Della Verita - Avenoth (2016)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 14, 2018
La Bocca Della Verita - Avenoth (2016)

La Bocca Della Verita - Avenoth (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 545 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Covers - 110 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fading Records (FAD025)

La Bocca Della Verita is the next new name from the Italian progressive rock scene. The style of music which can be heard on their compositions can be labelled as retro progressive rock. In every way they look back at the beautiful musical period of progressive rock released in the seventies. All of the bands they covered at first can be heard on this almost 80 minutes long album. But also acts such as Yes and King Crimson could have been an inspiration for the musicians. The two keyboard players easily step into the footsteps of Tony Banks, Rick Wakeman and the late Keith Emerson. Also the bassist knows how to sound like the late Chris Squire. As for the lead guitarist it wasn't easy to compare him with anyone. But he comes close to Steve Hackett and Robert Fripp. Highly recommended to those who adore the progressive rock made in the seventies.

TCP - Temporal Chaos (2016)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 14, 2018
TCP - Temporal Chaos (2016)

TCP - Temporal Chaos (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 397 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 87 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Watt Records (WATT 003)

After a prolonged five year episode of life-gets-in-the-way, TCP (Temporal Chaos Project) enthusiastically comes back with their third release, Temporal Chaos, an album filled with the band’s unmistakable penchant for drama, twisted melodies, double-meaning lyrics, and the marriage of old and new. Opening with the edgy but strangely addictive Torn Apart and culminating in the epic In the Flame, could this be TCP’s best effort yet?
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 (2016) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 556 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 506 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10925(3) | Time: 03:31:45

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s fascinating journey through Beethoven’s complete sonatas now comes to an end with this third volume. The prodigious exploration reaches its culmination in this three-disc set – sold for the price of 2 CDs as were its two predecessors – featuring the most mature and exploratory of Beethoven’s sonatas, including the heroic, two-movement ‘Appassionata’. Bavouzet’s distinguished interpretations reveal not only the technical virtuosity but also the emotional power of these contrasted works. With his characteristically fresh and energetic, yet expressive and profound approach, Bavouzet captures a Beethoven drawing the contours of romantic keyboard textures that would become the staple of the next generation. This project will also resonate on the concert platform, as a series of recitals will take it to the most significant venues around the world.
Kenari Quartet - French Saxophone Quartets: Dubois, Pierné, Françaix, Desenclos, Bozza, Schmitt (2016)

Kenari Quartet - French Saxophone Quartets (2016)
Dubois, Pierné, Françaix, Desenclos, Bozza, Schmitt

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573549 | Time: 01:04:39

Invented in Paris in 1846 by the Belgian-born Adolphe Sax, the saxophone was readily embraced by French composers who championed the new instrument through numerous ensemble and solo compositions. This tradition is celebrated in a programme, performed by the young and exciting Kenari Quartet, that explores the saxophone in all of its colours and sonorities, from Pierre Max Dubois’s light-hearted and jazz-inspired music to the lyrical and expressive world of Alfred Desenclos, and from Jean Françaix’s witty ‘bantering’ to the excitement and energy which closes Florent Schmitt’s Quatour, Op. 102.
Various Artists - Rage 30: Celebrating 30 Years Of R-R-R-R-Rage! (2017) {3 CD Set ABC Music-Universal - 5377101 rec 1987-2016}

Various Artists - Rage 30: Celebrating 30 Years Of R-R-R-R-Rage! (2017) {3 CD Set ABC Music-Universal - 5377101 rec 1987-2016}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.57 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 523 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987-2016, 2017 ABC Music / Universal | 5377101
Alternative / Indie / Pop / Rock / Electronic

This massive compilation features standout tracks from across the three decades Rage has been on air. Songs that have resonated with fans and artists covering all genres, ages, genders and nationalities; it’s the definitive Rage collection! The rainy nights staying in, the drunken stumbles home, the house party-starter, the soundtrack to morning muesli – Rage means something different to everyone. The late-night television mainstay has entertained generations of Australians, providing a musical education and a window into a world of colour and artistry that is sometimes poetic, sometimes plastic, often raunchy but always fascinating.
Zuzana Ruzickova - Bach: The Complete Keyboard works (20CD Box Set) (2016)

Zuzana Ruzickova - Bach: The Complete Keyboard works (20CD Box Set) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 8.08 Gb | 23:11:09 | Scans included
Classical | Country: Czechoslovakia | Label: Erato

A musician of searching intellect, generous spirit and formidable purpose, Zuzana Růžičková is one of the 20th century’s most influential harpsichordists. Central to her career, the music of Bach also helped her to transcend with grace the extraordinary adversity she faced during World War II and the Communist era. “There is something above us, near to us, which makes absolute sense, but we don’t see it. Bach tells you: ‘Don’t despair, there is a sense in life and in the world.’”
Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works, Vol. 2 (2016)

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works, Vol. 2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2241 | Time: 01:10:47

Masaaki Suzuki was an organist before he was a conductor, and his recordings of Bach's organ works have made a delightful coda to his magisterial survey of Bach cantatas with his Bach Collegium Japan. This selection, the second in a series appearing on the BIS label, gives a good idea of the gems available. You get a good mix of pieces, including a pair of Bach's Vivaldi transcriptions. Fans of Suzuki's cantata series will be pleased to note the similarities in his style between his conducting and his organ playing: there's a certain precise yet deliberate and lush quality common to both. And he has a real co-star here: the organ of the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, built in 1983 by French maker Marc Garnier. The realizations of Bach's transcriptions of Vivaldi concertos fare especially well here, with a panoply of subtle colors in the organ. Sample the first movement of the Concerto in D minor, BWV 596, with its mellow yet transcendently mysterious tones in the string ripieni. BIS backs Suzuki up with marvelously clear engineering in the small Japanese chapel, and all in all, this is a Bach organ recording that stands out from the crowd. Highly recommended.