12 Strings Folk

The Damn Truth - Devilish Folk (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 11, 2016
The Damn Truth - Devilish Folk (2016)

The Damn Truth - Devilish Folk (2016)
Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:48:27 | 111 MB
Label: Bongo Beat Records | Release Year: 2016

The Damn Truth is a Montreal real rock'n'roll band and Devilish Folk, their second album, arrives with a ready-made pedigree of alternative and classic rock credentials. It was produced by Jean Massicotte, whose credits include Patrick Watson, Lhasa, Bran Van 3000, and others. Grammy-award winner Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Peter Gabriel, etc) mixed 8 of the 12 tracks, including the single, Heart Is Cold. All this power was expertly brought to the fore via the mastering of John Davis, responsible for the recent Led Zeppelin re-issues in addition to work with U2, Lana del Ray, Stone Roses, Florence & The Machine, and others. Cover art is by noted international street artist Enzo Sarto for this deluxe digipak with fold out poster lyrics.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky - The Bells of Dawn: Russian Sacred and Folk Songs (2014)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - The Bells of Dawn: Russian Sacred and Folk Songs (2014)
The Grand Choir ‘Masters of Choral Singing’, conducted by Lev Kontorovich

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1238-2 | Time: 01:04:27

Ondine’s third release with the star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is devoted to sacred works by Russian composers and Russian folk songs. Hvorostovsky is accompanied by the prestigious Russian Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing,” conducted by Lev Kontorovich, a choir that keeps up the best traditions of Russian choral singing.

Iannis Xenakis - Music for Strings (mode 152 - 2005)  Music

Posted by ooliver at March 10, 2009
Iannis Xenakis - Music for Strings (mode 152 - 2005)

Iannis Xenakis - Music for Strings (2005)
Ensemble Resonanz - Johannes Kalitzke, conductor
Avant-Garde | EAC Rip (ape, cue, log) | 7-zip | 250 MB | RS.com
Mode Records - mode 152 | CD 57:28 | Complete Scans

"I like the organ — but I have a particular flair for string instruments." Anyone who has a slight acquaintance with Iannis Xenakis's music will suspect that his liking for string instruments does not derive from early childhood memories or some other sentimental origin. The technical characteristics and sonorities of string instruments are so much part of his soundworld that we may well wonder if it did not actually develop out of string sound in the first place.
- Michael Struck-Schloen (from the attached booklet)

Irina Muresanu - Four Strings Around the World (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 2, 2018
Irina Muresanu - Four Strings Around the World (2018)

Irina Muresanu - Four Strings Around the World (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:19 | 174 Mb
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus

Irina Muresanu writes of this release: “It all started when I tackled Mark O’Connor’s “Cricket Dance.” It is a short, straightforward tune that requires the skills of an intermediate player, and yet it took me an absurdly long time to learn. To put things in context: I was capable of learning whole violin concertos in a matter of weeks, so why was the O’Connor piece so hard to get under my fingers? Could it have been because it was written in a musical style completely different than my classical training? And if so, how many more different languages were there outside of the traditional/standard repertoire? With this idea, I started my exploration of works reflecting the ways the violin (including its ancestors and relatives) is employed in musical settings worldwide. What resulted is Four Strings Around the World, a celebration of diverse cultures refracted through the unifying voice of solo violin, a project which immersed me in sounds and colors I didn’t even realize could be produced by my own instrument…”
Clara Mouriz, BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena - Joaquin Turina: Orchestral Works - Danzas Fantasticas etc (2013) [Repost]

Joaquín Turina - Orchestral Works: Danzas Fantásticas etc (2013)
Clara Mouriz, mezzo-soprano; BBC Philharmonic; Juanjo Mena, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10753 | Time: 01:11:26

This disc forms part of our ongoing Spanish Music series with the BBC Philharmonic under its Chief Conductor, Juanjo Mena. Here the focus is on the orchestral music of Joaquín Turina, one of the two leading Spanish composers of the twentieth century, the other being Manual de Falla. Turina was a prolific composer who in his sixty-seven years wrote more than 100 works across a wide range of classical genres. Turina lived in Paris from 1905 to 1914 whilst taking lessons from d’Indy and getting to know Ravel and Debussy. The Danzas fantásticas and Sinfonía sevillana are both influenced by the sights and sounds of Turina’s native Seville but also by aspects of French impressionism. Poema en forma de canciones is probably the best-known work, originally for voice and piano. The other works are Ritmos (Rhythms), originally a ballet score, brilliantly effective in the concert hall, and Saeta en forma de Salve a la Virgen de la Esperanza, a beautifully written devotional song. In this as well as in the Poema and in ‘Farruca’, from Triptico, the orchestra is joined by the Spanish mezzo Clara Mouriz.

Billy Strings - Turmoil & Tinfoil (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 20, 2017
Billy Strings - Turmoil & Tinfoil (2017)

Billy Strings - Turmoil & Tinfoil (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 349 MB
Label: Apostol Recording Co. ‎– ARC-0001-04 | Tracks: 13 | Time: 62:21 min
Country, Folk, Bluegrass

Billy Strings has made a name for himself in the bluegrass community with his fiery live performances and virtuosic musicianship. Now, the talented young guitarist and vocalist is prepping a new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, due out September 22.
Michael Head - The Magical World of the Strands (1997) Expanded Reissue 2015

Michael Head - The Magical World of the Strands (1997) Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 87 Mb | 00:58:04
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Chamber Pop | Label: Megaphone | # CDMEGA 24

Michael Head, former frontman of the Pale Fountains and current co-leader along with his brother John – who is also a Strand – of Brit pop outfit Shack, turns in a stellar chamber pop performance with Magical World of the Strands. Head, who is no stranger to either classy, baroque pop or neo-psychedelia, has composed an album of gorgeously illustrated songs that are lushly orchestrated by a standard rock quartet augmented by a flutist (Leslie Roberts) and a string quartet. The result is an album that, while little known, is a classic, a masterpiece of modern chamber pop.
Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Barocco Boreale - Vivaldi: The Folk Seasons (2016)

Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Barocco Boreale - Vivaldi: The Folk Seasons (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:31 | 445 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alba Records | Catalog: ABCD 402

Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons sway listeners’ emotions by depicting how country-folk in 18th-century Italy react to the joy of Spring, the heat of Summer, Autumn wine and Winter storms. In north-western Finland, the ancient tradition of folk-fiddle playing in Kaustinen has nurtured a new generation of string players, leading to the formation of two world-class orchestras (modern and baroque) in the region.
Vladimir Jurowski - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1-6, Manfred Symphony, Francesca da Rimini & Serenade for Strings (2017)

Vladimir Jurowski - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1-6, Manfred Symphony, Francesca da Rimini & Serenade for Strings
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 365:14 min | 1.58 GB
Label: LPO | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2017

The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents all seven of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies conducted by Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.

Martin Fröst - Roots (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 19, 2017
Martin Fröst - Roots (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Martin Fröst - Roots (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:54 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The stunning new recording and concert program created by Martin features a kaleidoscope of repertoire ranging 2000 years, tracing the evolution of music through a continuous soundscape. ”The listener will search long and hard to find works and performances like these in which folk music, a religious atmosphere and an avant-garde technique are combined to create such inspired music for our age” writes Wolfgang Sander of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in the booklet note.