Альбом: Podium Duo

Duo Gazzana - Ravel, Franck, Ligeti, Messiaen (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Duo Gazzana - Ravel, Franck, Ligeti, Messiaen (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:24 minutes | 967 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A sense of discovery is a key theme in the third ECM recital of sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana. Alongside a landscape of French music for violin and piano, drawing on a multiplicity of inspirations, the album includes a premiere recording of György Ligeti’s Duo, dedicated to Kúrtag. Duo Gazzana plays César Franck’s epic A major Sonata of 1886, and Maurice Ravel’s Sonate posthume, written in 1897, when its author was just 22, and the album concludes with Olivier Messiaen’s Thème et variations of 1932, a work which in some aspects prefigures the Quatuor pour la fin du temps. The duo’s performances of Ravel, Franck, Ligeti and Messiaen were recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in March 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher.

Duo Contraste - Attraction (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at April 20, 2018
Duo Contraste - Attraction (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Duo Contraste - Attraction (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 54:03 minutes | 878 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After a first disc in 2007 dedicated to existing works and transcriptions, we decided to work in direct collaboration with composers. The path we have chosen is designed to open up the repertoire and the horizons of our duo. This disc is an account of a part of these compositions, and of as many encounters. It also shows the pertinence of the partnership between the violin and marimba.
Maria Szymanowska Piano Duo, Agata Górska-Kołodziejska, Anna Liszewska - Forgotten Polish Piano Music For Four Hands (2018)

Maria Szymanowska Piano Duo, Agata Górska-Kołodziejska, Anna Liszewska - Forgotten Polish Piano Music For Four Hands (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 00:48:07 | 186 Mb
Classical | Label: DUX Records

Maria Szymanowska Piano Duo is formed by two pianist associated with the Academy of Music in Łódź. The guiding thought of the joint activity adopted by the artists is to promote Polish music and works of less known composers, whose pieces are gradually being forgotten. Polish music, to which the present CD including four hands piano music is dedicated, occupies a special place in their output.

Duo Gazzana - Ravel - Franck - Ligeti - Messiaen (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 19, 2018
Duo Gazzana - Ravel - Franck - Ligeti - Messiaen (2018)

Duo Gazzana - Ravel - Franck - Ligeti - Messiaen (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 245 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 127 Mb | 00:55:26
Classical | Label: ECM Records, Deutsche Grammophon

Italian sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana deliver a sensitively performed survey of French music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, alongside a nod to modern Hungarian composer György Ligeti. They place Franck’s monumental Sonata in A Major at the heart of their program, its second movement Allegro blazing with passion, the final Allegretto beautifully restrained yet unleashed in the closing bars. Ravel’s Sonate Posthume is a fascinating document of a 22-year-old composer’s development, in thrall to early Impressionism, while Messiaen’s equally youthful “Thème et Variations,” played with sparkling clarity and poise, shows a composer ahead of his time. Ligeti’s direct musical language functions almost as a refreshing sorbet among the French riches.

Bojan Z & Julien Lourau - Duo (2015)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 16, 2018
Bojan Z & Julien Lourau - Duo (2015)

Bojan Z & Julien Lourau - Duo (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 288.19 Mb | 62:02 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz, Ethnic Jazz | Label: 2birds1stone

Depuis le temps qu'ils se connaissent - ils se sont rencontrés en 1989 et ont monté leur premier groupe ensemble, Trash Corporation, avec le guitariste Noël Akchoté -, le pianiste Bojan Zulfikarpašić alias Bojan Z et le souffleur Julien Lourau n'en sont pas à leur première communion musicale. Néanmoins, il s'agit de leur premier album enregistré véritablement en duo, lors d'un séjour de trois soirées de 2014 au club Le Triton des Lilas.

Kenny Drew - Solo-Duo (1996) Japanese Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 9, 2018
Kenny Drew - Solo-Duo (1996) Japanese Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

Kenny Drew - Solo-Duo (1996) Japanese Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Storyville/Solid/Ultra-Vybe | # CDSOL-6920 | 01:10:25

The talented, if underrated bebop pianist Kenny Drew spent his last few decades living in Scandinavia after emigrating from the U.S. in 1961. This 1996 CD has previously unreleased material recorded by the Danish Broadcast Corporation featuring Drew at three different periods in time. There are four tunes apiece of Drew in duets with bassist Niels Pedersen in 1966, playing unaccompanied solos in 1978, and duets with bassist Bo Stief in 1983. All dozen numbers (seven jazz standards, a Scandinavian folk song, an obscurity and two Drew originals, including two versions of "Blues for Nils") are quite rewarding. The music is straight-ahead, often harmonically sophisticated, swinging and occasionally unpredictable. An excellent sampling of Kenny Drew's talents.

Lucyna Font Duo 2367314  Graphics

Posted by mposterz at April 7, 2018
Lucyna Font Duo 2367314

Lucyna Font Duo 2367314
2 TTF | 195 KB
Duo Bilitis - Debussy: Reveries de Bilitis Music for Two Harps and Voice (2018)

Duo Bilitis - Debussy: Reveries de Bilitis Music for Two Harps and Voice (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 223 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 16 | Time: 59:21 min

A sensuous recital of rare repertoire by an anniversary composer for the unusual combination of female voice and two harps.

Love Rosnita - Font Duo 2395171  Graphics

Posted by mposterz at April 6, 2018
Love Rosnita - Font Duo 2395171

Love Rosnita - Font Duo 2395171
OTF | TTF | Webfont | 309 KB

eMPathia Jazz Duo - Cool Romantics (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 3, 2018
eMPathia Jazz Duo - Cool Romantics (2018)

eMPathia Jazz Duo - Cool Romantics (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 165 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 78 MB | 00:33:57
Jazz | Label: MPI

In this past decade, Jazz has re-introduced itself into popular song through classic or retro sounds and pop music has further entered into the Jazz songbook embracing and expanding itself to new audiences. In this spirit, the eMPathia Jazz Duo, consisting of Mafalda Minnozzi’s vocals and Paul Ricci’s guitars, is presenting its third CD in a short two-year period. This CD entitled “Cool Romantics” caps off a trilogy and arrives at an evolution in their sound that was pre-destined. It is a sound which has come full circle to go beyond the retro sonority and to delight in the interplay of an ever-refined dialogue with a more adventurous improvisational spirit that taps into the intimate beings of the musicians depicting their unique experiences and intriguing story of life.