Beethoven Octet

VA - 101 Beethoven (2012) (6CD Box Set) {Decca}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 11, 2017
VA - 101 Beethoven (2012) (6CD Box Set) {Decca}

VA - 101 Beethoven (2012) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, png) | 2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1.17 Gb
Classical | Label: Decca - B0086AYARK

This six-CD collection of 101 favorite tracks is the perfect introduction to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, considered by many to be the greatest of all classical composers.
The comprehensive collection covers every aspect of this popular composer s music from the power and might of his groundbreaking Choral Symphony to the Viennese charm of his Minuets.

Gaudier Ensemble - Louis Spohr: Octet & Nonet (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 9, 2017
Gaudier Ensemble - Louis Spohr: Octet & Nonet (1994)

Gaudier Ensemble - Louis Spohr: Octet & Nonet (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66699 | Time: 01:01:07

These are spirited and well-recorded versions of what probably remain Spohr's most popular works. The Nonet is freshly and attractively played, with a proper sense of chamber music informing the performance: that is to say, there is a companionable approach to phrasing, with ideas taken up and returned or passed on as if the players were really listening to one another rather than waiting to say what they were going to say anyhow. Only in the finale do matters become a touch competitive: it is not necessary to go at quite such a speed, and indeed the feeling is of pace rather than the real liveliness which only a very slightly easier tempo might have produced; while some of the string articulation is only just in position. The Adagio is beautifully played, and together with the nimble Scherzo is given a gentle serenade manner: nothing is gained, and sometimes all lost, by trying to make something too profound of these movements.
Franz Liszt - Tanski / Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Tasso, Totentanz, Piano Music
Claudius Tanski (Piano) / Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 200 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1678-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Happy birthday, Franz Liszt! The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under its conductor Stefan Blunier and the pianist Claudius Tanski present orchestral works and piano music by this Austro-Hungarian great, including the overture to Goethe’s Torquato Tasso and the Totentanz of 1849, on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth. A finely nuanced extra comes in the form of an orchestration of La lugubre gondola by John Adams.
Franz Liszt - Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Roman Kofman - Christus Oratorio (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Christus Oratorio
Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno - Roman Kofman
EAC+LOG+CUE | 3xFLAC: 547 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1366-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Sacred, Oratorio

…I already indicated the excellent qualities of the soloists especially Franziska Hirzel and Birgit Remmert who sing with that important ethereal intensity. Kofman conducts with the ideal tonic and lets the music move along quite magically. The SACD sound comes out trumps on my Sony SACD-11 player and I really have nothing but an unqualified recommendation for this beautiful set.
Franz Liszt - Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Roman Kofman - Christus Oratorio (2006) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC} [RE-UP]

Franz Liszt - Christus Oratorio
Beethoven Orchester Bonn - Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno - Roman Kofman
3xSACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 8,68 GB | 3x24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 2,49 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 937 1366-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2006
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Sacred, Oratorio

…I already indicated the excellent qualities of the soloists especially Franziska Hirzel and Birgit Remmert who sing with that important ethereal intensity. Kofman conducts with the ideal tonic and lets the music move along quite magically. The SACD sound comes out trumps on my Sony SACD-11 player and I really have nothing but an unqualified recommendation for this beautiful set.
Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico, Elias Arizcuren - Four Winds (2002)

Cello Octet Conjunto Iberico, Elias Arizcuren - Four Winds (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:41 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Et'Cetera | Catalog: 1252

Since the repertoire for cello octet is small and consists almost entirely of arrangements and new works, expect Four Winds, Conjunto Ibérico's 2002 release, to be somewhat eccentric and experimental. Leader Elias Arizcuren and his virtuoso cellists seek a happy medium between the intimacy and clarity of a much smaller chamber group, and the richness and power of a full string orchestra; but such a balance is hard to sustain, and their shifting back and forth feels unsteady. In Terry Riley's Requiem for Adam, the ensemble is pulled between extremes of symphonic density and chamber transparency, and this heavy arrangement seems only to distort the dynamics and textures of the original version for string quartet.

David Murray Octet - New Life (1987) {Black Saint}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 30, 2017
David Murray Octet - New Life (1987) {Black Saint}

David Murray Octet - New Life (1987) {Black Saint}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 289 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 115 mb
Genre: jazz

New Life is the 1987 album by David Murray and his octet. Black Saint is the label that released this.
Liza Ferschtman - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 / String Octet, Op. 20 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Liza Ferschtman - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 / String Octet, Op. 20 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 58:14 minutes | 1.79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

One of the leading Dutch violinists, Liza Ferschtman is especially known for her passionate performances, and here she pairs Mendelssohn’s famous masterpieces – the Violin Concerto and Octet for strings – in lively and highly communicative accounts.
The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}

The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 216 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 188 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27237 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Somethin' Sanctified is an album by American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton which was released on the Atlantic label in 1961. In 1959, trombonist Slide Hampton was known mainly for the excellent arrangements he did for the Maynard Ferguson Band, so it was no surprise that he formed his octet band and began making a serious bid for recognition as a top jazz artist and arranger, recording his first album for the small label Strand. His impact was immediate and in 1960 Slide signed for Atlantic resulting in two studio albums, Sister Salvation and Somethin Sanctified, which were the octets first for the label.
The Lennie Niehaus Octet! - Vol. 2 - Zounds! (1954-56) {Contemporary OJCCD-1892-2 rel 1997}

The Lennie Niehaus Octet! - Vol. 2 - Zounds! (1954-56) {Contemporary OJCCD-1892-2 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 204 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 45 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 1956, 1997 Contemporary Records / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-1892-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

This formerly rare Contemporary set was reissued on a 1997 OJC CD. Lennie Niehaus, best known for his scores for Clint Eastwood films in the 1980s and '90s, was an excellent cool-toned bop altoist back in the '50s who spent time working with Stan Kenton. For this album, he is heard on two different occasions providing arrangements and alto solos for octets. With such fine players as either Jack Montrose or Bill Perkins on tenor, Bob Gordon or Pepper Adams on baritone, and other top West Coast jazz musicians, Niehaus primarily performs cool jazz. The inventive charts (which on the later date utilize a French horn and a tuba) and the superior, concise solos make this a set well worth acquiring by fans of the West Coast jazz sound of the '50s.