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Sébastien Llinares - Érik Satie: Gnossiennes, Gymnopédies, Parade & Other Pieces (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sébastien Llinares - Érik Satie: Gnossiennes, Gymnopédies, Parade & Other Pieces (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:17 minutes | 968 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Érik Satie is a Janusian, paradoxical figure. On the one hand, his music is a dazzling look at a bygone era, nostalgic for an oft fantasized time, with its almost childlike sincerity and curiosity. On the other, it offers a piercing glance, radically turned towards the future, disrupting conformity with its clear, stripped-down lines.
Sébastien Llinares - Érik Satie: Gnossiennes, Gymnopédies, Parade & Other Pieces (2017)

Sébastien Llinares - Érik Satie: Gnossiennes, Gymnopédies, Parade & Other Pieces
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 51:17 min | 218 MB
Label: Paraty Productions | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

Érik Satie is a Janusian, paradoxical figure. On the one hand, his music is a dazzling look at a bygone era, nostalgic for an oft fantasized time, with its almost childlike sincerity and curiosity. On the other, it offers a piercing glance, radically turned towards the future, disrupting conformity with its clear, stripped-down lines.
Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 14:10:40 | 15.1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This 12-CD set assembles, for the first time, all the recordings that the French conductor Louis Frémaux made (for EMI) with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra during his tenure as its Principal Conductor (1969-1978). These recordings helped to build the CBSO’s international reputation before the arrival of Simon Rattle as its Principal Conductor in 1980.

Jeroen van Veen - Erik Satie: Complete Piano Music (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 3, 2017
Jeroen van Veen - Erik Satie: Complete Piano Music (2016)

Jeroen van Veen - Erik Satie: Complete Piano Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 11:44:07 | 2,44 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95350

The protean and prolific Jeroen van Veen turns his attention to Erik Satie’s complete piano works for a 9-CD boxed set that ties in with the composer’s 150th birthday year. In a way, the collection is completer than complete. It includes all of Satie’s published and unpublished works for solo piano and piano duo, piano arrangements of theater scores as Le fils des étoiles, Darius Milhaud’s transcription of Cinéma.
Alexandre Tharaud - Autograph (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexandre Tharaud - Autograph (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:07 minutes | 1.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

After his intoxicating evocation of Jazz Age Paris with ‘Le Boeuf sur le toit’, French pianist Alexandre Tharaud again proves that good things come in small packages. This enticing collection of encore pieces – some very popular, others exotic – ranges across more than four centuries and comprises both original scores and arrangements. This new album contains 23 pieces that make perfect encores at the end of a recital. Reflecting Tharaud’s varied tastes in music, it comprises both original pieces and arrangements by composers from the 17th century to the present day.

Nicolas Horvath - Satie: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 20, 2017
Nicolas Horvath - Satie: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 (2017)

Nicolas Horvath - Satie: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:20 | 170 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Release Year: 2017

Always inventive and innovation-seeking, Erik Satie’s earliest works show traces of Chopin as an influence but he soon came to reject virtuosity and tradition, choosing instead to remain with the quintessentially French traits of simplicity, clarity, precision, elegance and economy. Satie’s hauntingly beautiful floating melodies and modal tonalities are unforgettably compelling, combining bygone classical ages with Parisian sophistication. This landmark recording uses both a new and corrected edition of Satie’s music and Cosima Wagner’s own 1881 Erard piano, his instrument maker of choice.

Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 14, 2017
Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings (2017)

Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 14:10:40 | 3.87 GB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 162 | Rls.date: 2017

This 12-CD set joins Warner Classics’ Icon series, which pays homage to some of the greatest recording artists of the recent past. The box is devoted to the French conductor Louis Frémaux, who, from 1969 to 1978, preceded Simon Rattle as Principal Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. For the first time, it assembles all the recordings that Frémaux and the CBSO made for EMI. Over the course of the 1970s their discography played a substantial role in building the orchestra’s international reputation before the arrival of Rattle as its Principal Conductor in 1980. Indeed, such was the orchestra’s prowess in the French music favoured by Frémaux that, in 1978, Rattle described the CBSO as “the best French orchestra in the world”.

VA - Peaceful Piano (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 9, 2017
VA - Peaceful Piano (2017)

VA - Peaceful Piano (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:34:09 | 492 MB
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2017

Immerse yourself in the most peaceful and chilled-out works written for the piano. Featuring over three and a half hours of calming piano pieces, Peaceful Piano takes the listener seamlessly through a journey of total relaxation, making this the perfect album to relax or study to. Includes popular pieces and composers of the classical piano repertoire alongside giants of the neo-classical world to well-known movie themes and piano arrangements of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ and David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’. A perfect introduction to the piano which will appeal to anyone with a curiosity, whatever their preferred taste.

VA - Music For The Perfect Wedding (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 13, 2017
VA - Music For The Perfect Wedding (2017)

VA - Music For The Perfect Wedding (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:49:42 | 522 Mb
Genre: Classical Music, Easy Listening / Label: Universal Music

The perfect music for the perfect wedding! Quiet, joyful classics to delight your guests before the ceremony starts, then walk down the aisle in style to one of the great wedding tunes. All the familiar favourites are here, including Wagner’s ‘Here comes the bride’, Pachelbel’s Canon and the Trumpet Voluntary .

Katia & Marielle Labèque - Sisters (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 26, 2016
Katia & Marielle Labèque - Sisters (2016)

Katia & Marielle Labèque - Sisters
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 05:32:12 | 769 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 119 | Rls.date: 2016

The two Labèque sisters are Basque in origin, having been born on the southwest coast of France near the Spanish border. Katia and Marielle are a sharply contrasted, yet highly communicative piano team. While their joint reputation was won initially through the performance of unusual repertoire, they have not neglected traditional works for two pianos.