Christoph Poppen

Christoph Poppen, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 & 2 (2013) [24/96]

Christoph Poppen, Danish National Symphony Orchestra -
Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 & 2 (2013)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 57:40 minutes | 816 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Danish-German composer Søren Nils Eichberg is the first composer in residence in the history of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. This disc presents the premiere recordings of his Symphony No. 1, the large-scale doomsday vision “Stürzten wir uns ins Feuer” (2006), and of his Symphony No. 2 “Before Heaven, before Earth” (2010), that was first performed by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and concludes an explosive phase of creativity in the young composer.
Tigran Mansurian & Kim Kashkashian - Monodia (The Hilliard Ensemble, Munchener; Christoph Poppen) (2004)

Tigran Mansurian & Kim Kashkashian - Monodia (The Hilliard Ensemble, Munchener; Christoph Poppen) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Covers | CD1'46:48, CD2'33:56 | 462 MB
Classical | ECM 1850/51 / 472 7842

Tigran Mansurian's music is rooted in Armenian folk and church music filtered through contemporary Europeans, especially Bartók. In many respects he resembles other post-Soviet composers like Schnittke and Svirdov, sharing their combination of elusiveness and accessibility. Kim Kashkashian has long championed his works, and the outstanding violist is superb here. She's the center of gravity in the Viola Concerto, titled "…and then I was in time again," a quote from Faulkner and resembling his stream-of-consciousness style. The complex interplay of soloist and 18 strings fascinates, the two going their own ways and coming together again in unpredictable fashion but always to expressive effect. It's in two movements, the first more dramatic, the second poignant. In Lachrymae,.. –Dan Davis

Mozart - Betulia liberata (Christoph Poppen) [2006]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Jan. 23, 2016
Mozart - Betulia liberata (Christoph Poppen) [2006]

Mozart - Betulia liberata (Christoph Poppen) [2006]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.05 Gb + 5.53 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 130 min

Of all the 22 Mozart operas available through this M 22 DVD collection by Deutsche Gramophon, Betulia Liberata is the only one that is not staged. This is due to the fact that the piece itself is technically an oratorio, but its dramatic features (a city besieged, murder, starvation, religious conversion) generally assimilate the piece to an opera. And in a way it is a shame that Betulia is not staged since the music itself is not interesting enough to cope well with a concert version. The arias tend to drag along, the music is more serene, less expansive than Mitridate (the prior opera of young Wolfgang), and the musicians need to be seriously good to avoid their audience to fall into boredom… By Autonome
Christoph Poppen - Soren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth, Symphonies No. 1 & 2 (2013)

Christoph Poppen - Soren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth, Symphonies No. 1 & 2 (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Dacapo | Catalog Number: 8226109

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra premieres the first two symphonies by their outstanding young composer-in-residence, Søren Eichberg. Eichberg is a very accessible composer who writes colourful and effectual music. He is currently working on a commission from the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
Novus Quartet - Webern, Beethoven & Yun: String Quartets (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Novus Quartet - Webern, Beethoven & Yun: String Quartets (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:11 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This ensemble’s playing is incredibly solid and well-balanced. All four musicians perform at the same level and their music-making is enthralling.
Cherubini-Quartett - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (2004)

Cherubini-Quartett - Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (2004)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 85803 2 | Time: 00:56:40

The first two of the three string quartets of Mendelssohn's Op. 44 were recorded by the Cherubini Quartett in 1990. With its transparent textures, elegant phrasing, and refined execution, the ensemble is temperamentally suited to this music, which seems to require those qualities above others. While Mendelssohn acquired many advanced compositional techniques from studying Beethoven's quartets, he never presumed to plumb the master's spiritual depths, and preferred instead to emulate the Classical gentility and poise of Haydn and Mozart. The String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44/1, is predominantly exuberant and optimistic, and the Cherubini Quartett delivers it in a light, effervescent style, and only occasionally touches on the deeper passions that Mendelssohn prized in this work. More serious and fervid in expression, the String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, Op. 44/2, evokes the tense emotions of eighteenth century Sturm und Drang. The Cherubini Quartett renders the work with a darker coloration and richer tone, but these shadings neither interfere with the clarity of the parts nor weigh down Mendelssohn's fleet lines.
Sofia Gubaidulina - Sofia Gubaidulina (2002) {ECM New Series 1775}

Sofia Gubaidulina - Sofia Gubaidulina (2002) {ECM New Series 1775}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 247 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 166 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2002 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1775 / 461897-2
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Orchestral

“There is no more important reason for composing music than spiritual renewal.”–Sofia Gubaidulina. Shostakovich once famously said of his student, Sofia Gubaidulina, “I want you to continue along your mistaken path.” Mistaken, that was, in the former Soviet Union, where the deliverance preached through her devout composing sat uncomfortably with censors. So much so that when she composed her Seven Words in 1982, she was obliged to leave out “…of Our Savior on the Cross” from its title. Nevertheless, this riveting work is one of the twentieth century’s reigning masterpieces.
Daria van den Bercken - Domenico Scarlatti and Daria van den Bercken (2017)

Daria van den Bercken - Domenico Scarlatti and Daria van den Bercken (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:01:39 | 142 MB
Label: Sony Classical

Presenting Daria van den Bercken’s latest album featuring the piano works of the great composer Domenico Scarlatti. Prior to this release, Daria recorded albums of Handel and Mozart to great acclaim. For the former, she recorded fairly unknown harpsichord suites on the modern piano, trying to reach a wide international audience for this particular music & earning her the Amsterdam prize for the Arts. On recording Mozart, Daria “changed the way I structure recitals when playing Mozart by researching the universalities of this music, like elegance & playfulness.” The Scarlatti sonatas are ideal for playlisting, being short pieces of solo piano music.

Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 7, 2017
Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}

Barry Guy - Folio (2005) {ECM New Series 1931}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 135 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1931
Jazz / Classical / Avant-Garde / Modern Composition / Bass

The liner notes for Barry Guy's extended composition/improvisation Folio (a printer's term for a piece of paper folded in half to create four pages) refer extensively to Nikolai Evreinov's 1912 play The Theatre of the Soul, in which three aspects of the soul are introduced by a pretentious professor who claims the Self as Trinity: Rational, Emotional, and Eternal (or subconscious). Performed a scant five years before the Russian Revolution and simultaneously as Freud's big exposition of the Id, the Ego, and the Superego, the play is one of those moments where history seems to be suggesting bits and pieces of itself. What that all has to with Guy's piece is ponderous at best and known only to Guy. Even Brian Lynch's liner essay is speculative and academic.
Jean Claude Pennetier - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 21 & No. 24 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Jean Claude Pennetier - Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 21 & No. 24 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 57:52 minutes | 549 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

With these two piano concertos, Jean-Claude Pennetier establishes the authenticity of Mozart’s gift. The tenderness and fire of No. 21 mirror the anguish and inner intensity of No. 24. The two pieces are close to perfect and prove, as Mauriac put it, that: “As long as men inhabit the earth, just a few bars of Mozart can remind us of the paradise we lost, a paradise that may still exist as long as we can hear the echoes of its laughter and tears in such divine music.”