Budapest Blues

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 1 'Titan' (2012) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivàn Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.1 'Titan' (2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 55:45 minutes | 1,29 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 55:45 minutes | 1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Written when the composer was only in his late twenties, Mahler's first symphony is a study in optimism. 'In full sail' (his original title for the second movement) could be a motto for the whole work. In this vast symphony, we hear his love of nature and beauty, Mahler's childhood memories, fragments of distant military music, birdsong and even Yiddish folk tunes as they blend together into a paean to life and hope. The work's tribute to Beethoven is seen in its architecture, as it takes cues from his idol's famous ninth symphony. The fact that Mahler's first was debuted in the Hungarian capital Budapest gives Ivan Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra a unique connection to its history.

Budapest Noir (2017)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at April 4, 2018
Budapest Noir (2017)

Budapest Noir (2017)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x554 | x264 @ 1848 Kbps | 90 min | 1,46 Gb
Audio: Hungarian AAC 5.1 @ 449 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Crime, Drama

A murder mystery set in Budapest 1936, just as Hungary was preparing to allign itself with Hitler. A young beautiful girl is found dead and noone wants to investigate - except Gordon a crimd reporter who has a gut feeling that things are not what they seem.

Visit Hungary - A sightseeing weekend in Budapest  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at March 27, 2018
Visit Hungary - A sightseeing weekend in Budapest

Visit Hungary - A sightseeing weekend in Budapest
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 1.5 Hours | Lec: 36 | 320 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Everything that you must discover in a wonderful city
New Budapest String Quartet, Piers Lane - Brahms: The Three String Quartets & Piano Quintet (1997)

New Budapest String Quartet, Piers Lane - Brahms: The Three String Quartets & Piano Quintet (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:24:57 | 630 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDD22018

Pianist Piers Lane possesses a vast repertory of solo, chamber, and concertante works, which he has performed in more than 40 countries and on over 50 recordings. While he plays many standards by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninov, he is unafraid to perform works by little-known composers. Indeed, he has made numerous recordings in the Romantic Concerto series for the Hyperion label, performing concertos by the likes of Stanford, Parry, Sinding, Alexander Dreyschock, Theodor Kullak, Eyvind Alnæs, and other neglected composers.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Jan. 28, 2018
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
BRRip 720p | 1h 39mn | 1280x694 | MP4 AVC@1500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 1.21 GiB
BRRip 1080p | 1h 39mn | 1920x1040 | MP4 AVC@2500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 1.90 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 39mn | 1920x1040 | MKV AVC@9460Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 7.66 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Subtitles: English (BDRip)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Visit Hungary - How to get around in Budapest  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at Nov. 16, 2017
Visit Hungary - How to get around in Budapest

Visit Hungary - How to get around in Budapest
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 41M | Lec: 18 | 112 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

General travel information about Budapest that you might not even think of looking for!
Thomas Zehetmair, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Bela Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)

Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)
Thomas Zehetmair, violin; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics/Edel | # 0115292 | Time: 00:56:58

Neither too nationalist nor too internationalist, this 1995 recording of Béla Bartók's two violin concertos featuring Thomas Zehetmair with Ivan Fischer leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra is just right. Austrian-born Zehetmair has a fabulous technique, a warm but focused tone, and lively sense of rhythm, all of which make him an ideal Bartók player. His interpretations are less about showing off then about digging in, and his performances are more about the music than they are about the musician. Hungarian conductor Fischer and his Hungarian orchestra are not only up for the music in a technical sense, they are also down with the music in an emotional sense, and their accompaniments ground Zehetmair's coolly flamboyant performances. Captured in white-hot sound that is almost too vivid for its own good, these performances deserve to stand among the finest ever recorded.
Andras Schiff, Budapest FO, Heinz Holliger - Sandor Veress: Hommage a Paul Klee; Concerto; 6 Csardas (1998) [Repost, New Rip]

Sándor Veress: Hommage à Paul Klee;
Concerto for Piano, Strings & Percussion; 6 Csárdás (1998)
András Schiff, piano; Dénas Várjon, piano; Gábor Takács-Nagy, violin
Budapest Festival Orchestra; Heinz Holliger, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 132 Mb
Classical | Label: Teldec Classics | # 0630-19992-2 | Time: 01:03:22

A countryman of Bela Bartók and a sometime teacher to both György Ligeti and György Kurtág, Sándor Veress emigrated to Switzerland from what was then part of Hungary in 1949. Settling in Bern, he collected various prizes and teaching posts while working in relative obscurity on who knows how many pieces–most of which have been unavailable. This collection is made up of a pithy trio of compositions dated 1938 (Six Csárdás), 1951 (Hommage à Paul Klee), and 1952 (Concerto for Piano, Strings, and Percussion), and they show what a deftly melodic force Veress was. He's thrilled by blustery string wafts, especially in the concerto, where the percussion adds drama and immediacy. But he also favors sweetly chipper string formations, which surprise the ear during the homage to Klee, especially given the dissonances fostered early on by the twin pianos. The closing piano miniatures of Six Csárdás are counterpoint-rich gems, played with sharp precision by András Schiff.
Zoltan Kocsis, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Erno von Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)

Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Ernö von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)
Zoltán Kocsis, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 422 380-2 | Time: 01:00:36

So what if Liszt spent most of his life in France and Germany and never learned to speak Hungarian? The music of the Magyars' fiery favorite son played by a hot-blooded local boy is an irresistible combination. Even the delightful Dohnanyi filler (variations on ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'') doesn't really douse the flames. Put it in the CD player and let 'er rip! Just be sure to remove all flammable vestments first. (Entertainment Weekly)
Various Artists -  The Henry Glover Story, Vol. 1: 1947-1951 (2012) {2CD Set Rhythm & Blues Records RANDB020}

Various Artists - The Henry Glover Story, Vol. 1: 1947-1951 (2012) {2CD Set Rhythm & Blues Records RANDB020}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 574 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 350 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 71 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1947-51, 2012 King Records / Rhythm & Blues Records | RANDB020
Rhythm & Blues / Early R&B / Early Pop / Country / Doo Wop / Produced / Trumpet

First of two double CDs exploring the substantial contributions to American music by the amazingly talented Henry Glover who was one of the first African-American executives and producers in a white owned record company. Glover did it all - he was a producer, arranger, songwriter, publisher, talent scout, trumpet player and label owner. He started off playing with the Lucky Millinder band in the early 40s and quickly became arranger for the band and songwriter for the band's many great vocalists. Soon he was writing and producing for Syd Nathan's King label and in 1948 was put on staff by Nathan and the majority of the recordings here are from King along with some covers of King hits by artists on other labels.