Artist Works

Lynda - Artist at Work: Developing a Composition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by U.N.Owen at May 20, 2015
Lynda - Artist at Work: Developing a Composition

Lynda - Artist at Work: Developing a Composition
328MB | Duration: 0h 34m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280x720 30fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English

We asked illustrator Mary Jane Begin to create a brand-new composition from three (surprise) elements. The goal? To teach members how to think about composition in terms of visual interest and implied story. In these videos, Mary Jane creates thumbnail sketches to conceptualize the layout and chooses the thumbnail that best communicates the message.
The Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling: The Complete Works 1968-1978 (2013) 3CD Box Set

The Stark Reality - Acting, Thinking, Feeling: The Complete Works 1968-1978 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 394 Mb | Scans ~ 1 Gb
Label: Now-Again | # NA 5094 | Time: 02:51:52
Psychedelic Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock, Fusion

Acting, Thinking, Feeling marks the first time that psychedelic jazz ensemble The Stark Reality's Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop album has been reissued in full (the 2003 Stones Throw Records anthology Now only contained half of the original album's music). The anthology also contains the band's out-of-print Roller Coaster Ride (first issued as 1969 on Now-Again in 2003), and a series of recently discovered, previously-unreleased tracks in a 3 CD "complete works" box set. Besides the missing Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop songs, the most exciting additions to the Stark Reality's oeuvre are the three songs recorded between the earliest incarnation of the band the big band that recorded "Theme To Say Brother" and "Acting, Thinking, Feeling" in 1968 - and the slimmed down combo that recorded the Roller Coaster Ride and The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop. These recordings display a band in flux, and color the development of Stark's genius. We hear the signature sound of his "plugged in" vibes for the first time; we hear an early stab at the psychedelic "Red Yellow Moonbeams" (and realize why the addition of John Abercrombie's fuzz guitar was crucial to his vision); we hear a subtle change towards a more funk and rock based sound. This anthology thus encapsulates the first known Stark Reality recordings done for and in performance at WGBH, these transitional big band pieces, and the Roller Coaster Ride and The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop albums in full. The liner notes are updated with Ahmad Jamal's participation, more photos and full annotation of the additional songs.

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IV (Organ Works 2) (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 6, 2018
Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IV (Organ Works 2) (2006)

Ton Koopman - Buxtehude: Opera Omnia IV (Organ Works 2) (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:06 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC72242

Dieterich Buxtehude's organ works are his most significant contribution to the history of music. They consist of a comprehensive corpus of just 90 compositions, of which more than half are chorale settings. However, these are mostly shorter than the preludes, toccatas and other freely conceived pieces, so these last represent a more substantial share of his entire output.
Douglas Knehans (b.1957) - Lux Dei: New Works for Choir - CCM Chorale, Brett Scott (2015) {Ablaze Records ar-00021}

Douglas Knehans (b.1957) - Lux Dei: New Works for Choir - CCM Chorale, Brett Scott (2015) {Ablaze Records ar-00021}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Ablaze Records | ar-00021
Classical / Modern Classical / Choral / Sacred / Post-Modern

The works included on this disc traverse an almost 25 year span of interest in writing for large vocal forces. Some of my largest works have been for choir—such as my St. Luke Magnificat or my Shoah Requiem—but on this disc the works, apart from my Missa Brevis, are for a cappella choir. Writing for a cappella choir is a very inspiring medium coupled, as it is, with text and language and the inherent timbral interest of varied vowel and percussive consonant sounds in the voice. The works, apart from Silence from my Two Looks at Silence, are all in Latin and owe more than a little to my background as a Catholic and Catholocism's traditional sacred liturgical literature. —Douglas Knehans.
Sonja van Beek & Andreas Frolich - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000) [Re-Up]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)
Sonja van Beek, violin; Andreas Frölich, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 219 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 999 709-2 | Time: 01:12:03

Although Korngold’s ‘complete works for violin and piano’ make up a reasonably full disc, it is only fair to point out that the Violin Sonata is the single work that is not an arrangement from one of his other pieces. Yet this Sonata, written at the age of 15 for Carl Flesch and Artur Schnabel no less, is a fine example of his early style, with its echoes of Zemlinsky and early Schoenberg. The young Dutch violinist Sonja van Beek and German pianist Andreas Frölich negotiate its challenges with ease: as in Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, the pianist has as tough a role as the melody instrument. Much Ado about Nothing is one of several arrangements of a suite of four movements derived from incidental music to Shakespeare’s play written in 1918, performed here with affection and a silken suavity. The remainder of the repertoire is made up of arrangements of Korngold lollipops, hit numbers from his operas, such as the unforgettable ‘Marietta’s Lied’ from Die tote Stadt, arranged by the composer as salon pieces and popularised by Kreisler and his ilk. Here, the almost vocal qualities of van Beek’s tone come into their own. An essential disc for the Korngold addict.

ARC Ensemble - Laks: Chamber Works (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 11, 2018
ARC Ensemble - Laks: Chamber Works (2017)

ARC Ensemble - Laks: Chamber Works (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:23:04 | 306 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

Following the Grammy nominated Volume 2 featuring the music of Fitelberg, the Canadian ARC Ensemble presents Volume 3 in its "Music in Exile" series, dedicated to the music of Szymon Laks. Born in Warsaw in 1901, Laks studied in Paris before being deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. He soon joined and conducted the Auschwitz orchestra (his auditioning with a 'Jewish' work - Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - went unnoticed). Although the trauma of his imprisonment left him alienated and reclusive, few of his works refer specifically to the Holocaust.
Norrkoping SO, Lu Jia, Lena Nordin - Ingvar Lidholm: Orchestral Works 1944-1958 (2003)

Ingvar Lidholm: Orchestral Works 1944-1958 (2003)
Toccata e canto; Ritornell; Concerto for String Orchestra; Music for Strings
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Lü Jia, conductor; Lena Nordin, soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1190 | Time: 01:08:17

This is the third and final volume of a series surveying the orchestral music of the doyen of Swedish composers, Ingvar Lidholm who was born in 1921. The music on this disc was composed between 1944-1958 and it illustrates the growth of the young composer into a mature artist with an instantly recognizable voice. Lidholm's years as a student of music coincided with World War II when Sweden, though neutral, was effectively shut off from the rest of Europe. This sense of isolation led many pioneering young people to look to the Continent for inspiration as soon as the war ended and boundaries opened again. Lidholm immersed himself in Continental avant-garde music by assiduously listening to the radio and in 1949 he became the first Swede to visit the summer courses for new music at Darmstadt. Very early on he became personally acquainted with such pioneering composers as Lutoslawski, Ligeti, Berio and Olivier Messiaen. Lidholm's early works reveal a subjective, Scandinavian romanticism, but the influence of Hindemith and Bartók soon becomes apparent, though always employed in a highly personal manner. The previous discs in the series were warmly reviewed: 'Excellent performances' This disc gets a strong recommendation' was the view of the International Record Review while Fono Forum gave the first disc a special recommendation for both performance and recording.
Tómas Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) - Sacred Works - Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (2011) {10CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}

Tómas Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) - Sacred Works - Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (2011) {10CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 2.86 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.56 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Deutsche Grammophon / ARCHIV Produktion | 0289 477 9747
Classical / Renaissance / Choral

Although the large box and the Sacred Works title might lead you to expect a complete collection of Tomás Luis de Victoria's sacred music, that's not what it is, and in fact some famous pieces, such as the Requiem in six parts, are not included. Instead, conductor Michael Noone lists the criteria for inclusion as follows: the collection focuses on works Victoria composed in Madrid, works that are preserved in manuscripts, works or versions of works that have never been recorded, and works involving an organ or winds, or written in sections that alternate with chant.
Tchaikovsky Moscow RSO, Vladimir Fedoseyev - Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (1995)

Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (1995)
Tchaikovsky Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Saison Russe | # RUS 288 114 | Time: 01:03:38

A well-educated child of privilege, Glinka became a fervent Russian nationalist. He is considered the father of Russian music, and exerted a significant influence on such great later composers as Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Stravinsky. One of Russia's ranking conductors of the new millennium, Vladimir Fedoseyev has worked extensively in Central Europe during the second phase of his career. As chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra since 1997, he has brought a new intensity to the city's often underrated second orchestra. During his years as chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Fedoseyev gained a reputation for achieving a balance between passion and musical integrity.
Hamburger Symphoniker; Miguel A. Gomez Martinez - Joaquin Turina: Orchestral Works (1997)

Joaquín Turina: Orchestral Works (1997)
Hamburger Symphoniker; Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold | # MDG 329 0744-2 | Time: 01:01:22

Turina's take on Spanish folk idioms is unmatched, and showcased quite nicely on this CD. The "Danzas fantasticas" are the highlight, but the romantic flair of all the works on this recording is not to be missed. The orchestra is brilliant throughout, and the technical aspects of the recording are lacking nothing. Absolutely no complaints, only pure enjoyment. You can't go wrong with this one.