Erich Andreas

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:37:19 | 763 MB
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 0289 459 6882 7

It's been conventional wisdom for several generations that Solomon, great oratorio though it may be, contains a lot of deadwood; conductors have regularly cut some items and changed the order of others. (Even John Eliot Gardiner's excellent recording cuts about 30 minutes of music.) Leave it to Paul McCreesh to give us the complete score–and demonstrate that Handel's original structure makes plenty of sense and that every number is worthwhile.
Andreas Brantelid & Bengt Forsberg - Gabriel Faure: The Music for Cello & Piano (2017)

Andreas Brantelid & Bengt Forsberg - Gabriel Fauré: The Music for Cello & Piano (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2220 | Time: 01:10:13

The young cellist Andreas Brantelid, often accompanied and perhaps guided by the much older Bengt Forsberg, has gained notice for sheer virtuoso chops. But in this recital covering all of Gabriel Fauré's music for cello and piano, it's his way with a sheer melody that impresses the most: the two Berceuses (cradle song), the flawless unfolding of the two sonata slow movements from simple opening material (sample that of the elegiac Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117), the remarkable, 54-second Morceau de Lecture (originally for two cellos, and the only arranged work here). Brantelid certainly delivers a smooth performance of the popular Papillon, Op. 77, and all the music here – some of it well known, but most of it not so much – is a pleasure. Fauré was one of the few composers who had a real knack for writing for the cello and did so without complaining about it. The best is saved for last: the Andante for cello and harmonium is the original version of the opening Romance, Op. 69, and it's really an entirely different work, spooky and inward, with the harmonium contributing a unique wash of sound. The harmonium was an extremely common instrument in the second half of the 19th century, and it's good to hear a work played on the instrument for which it was intended. BIS contributes fine Swedish radio sound to this recommended cello recital.
The Oregon Symphony, James DePreist - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)
The Oregon Symphony, conducted by James DePreist

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Delos | # DE 3234 | Time: 01:01:56

The Symphony receives a particularly warm and beautiful interpretation. DePreist has a sympathetic feeling for contrasts of textures; the tempi are excellently judged and atmospheres powerful, with a vigorous sense of energy, tension and release. The Sea Hawk, though, is allowed to wallow. Particular poignancy is added through the presence of Korngold’s granddaughter Kathrin as a violinist member of the orchestra.
Sonja van Beek & Andreas Frolich - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)

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

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb (incl 5%) | 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.

Andreas Gabalier - MTV Unplugged (Extended Version) (2017)  Music

Posted by Fizzpop at Dec. 12, 2017
Andreas Gabalier - MTV Unplugged (Extended Version) (2017)

Andreas Gabalier - MTV Unplugged (Extended Version) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:24:20 | 335 MB
Folk, Rock | Label: Electrola

Mit Andreas Gabalier stand hier nun nicht nur der erste österreichische Künstler vor den MTV Kameras, sondern auch mit Sicherheit waren noch nie so viele Dirndlkleider im Publikum zu sehen. Der Grund: Der VolksRock’n’Roller zeigte die andere Seite seiner Musik. Die Songs zurück reduziert aufs Maximum. Die Band unter der musikalischen Leitung von Producer Mathias Roska bettete Andreas‘ Lieder in behutsame Arrangements. Für den wienerischen, symphonischen Klang sorgte das 40-köpfige Max Steiner Orchestra. Am Pult stand Maestro Christian Kolonovits.
Werner Andreas Alber, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Robert Volkmann: Complete Orchestral Works (1994) (2CD)

Werner Andreas Alber, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Robert Volkmann: Complete Orchestral Works (1994) (2CD)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 456 Mb | 00:50:21 + 00:50:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO - 999 151-2

Robert Volkmann had a distinguished musical career, but even within his own lifetime his peers seem to have viewed him with respect as a worthy composer rather than one of any originality. That was probably a fair judgement and his work passed out of the concert halls and into the history books after his death. This double CD set from CPO therefore provides the modern day listener with a useful conspectus of his orchestral writing.

Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 5, 2017
Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}

Trygve Seim / Andreas Utnem - Purcor (2010) {ECM 2186}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 229MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 141MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The 2010 ECM album Purcor - Songs for Saxophone and Piano features tenor/soprano saxophonist Trygve Seim and pianist Andreas Utnem dueting on various original and traditional compositions. Although this is the first time the two musicians have recorded together, their partnership extends back to the mid-'90s when Utnem, working with Norway's Church City Mission foundation, invited Seim to perform with him at several church services. Choosing from a mix of liturgical compositions for mass and some original pieces, Utnem then played in his own classical- and jazz-based style while Seim improvised around him. The result, as heard on this album, is a kind of hybrid of classical, jazz, and folk styles fits nicely into the softly introspective, and cerebral ECM approach.
Mário Laginha, Julian Argüelles & Helge Andreas Norbakken - Setembro (2017)

Mário Laginha, Julian Argüelles & Helge Andreas Norbakken - Setembro
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 53:12 min | 255 MB
Label: Edition Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

‘Setembro’ is the brilliantly conceived and executed album from three supremely gifted and creative musical minds in Portuguese pianist Mário Laginha, English saxophonist Julian Argüelles and Norwegian percussionist Helge Andreas Norbakken. Their combined maturity and vision has produced an album of sublime beauty and personality distinguished by effortless and flowing creativity. With propulsive grooves, complex but ever-lyrical melodies, and open-minded interaction ‘Setembro’ demonstrates the vitality and importance of what is great about contemporary jazz in Europe.
Andreas Scholl & Tamar Halperin - Wanderer (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andreas Scholl & Tamar Halperin - Wanderer (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:57 minutes | 1.33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

A new and exquisite collection of German songs from counter-tenor Andreas Scholl, providing a perfect balance between text and music. The choice of music reflects Scholl’s belief that music need not be confined in performance to a particular voice type, as long as “the singer’s approach is true.”

Carson Cooman - Andreas Willscher: Organ Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 22, 2017
Carson Cooman - Andreas Willscher: Organ Works (2017)

Carson Cooman - Andreas Willscher: Organ Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:06 min | 256 MB
Label: Divine Art | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

German composer Andreas Willscher has won many awards for his compositions, which range widely from symphonic forms and oratorio to cabaret jazz and rock. His organ works are especially fine and varied – involving often a mélange of post-tonal modernism, minimalism, and jazz and rock elements. Willscher is also an active writer of literary and scientific articles and as a collector and preserver of ‘lost’ and forgotten music of the past.