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Marcin Markowicz, Grzegorz Skrobinski - Different Things: Erich Korngold, Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Philip Glass (2017)

Different Things: Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Philip Glass (2017)
Marcin Markowicz (violin), Grzegorz Skrobiński (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CD Accord / NFM | # ACD 235 / NFM 38 | 01:10:38

Korngold, Rota, Schnittke, Glass – four different artistic personalities. Each of these composers was active in totally different conditions; and therefore their life circumstances and consequently their artistic choices are incomparable. What may connect Korngold and Nino Rota are their early debuts as composers – both were prodigies. Seeking analogies in the lives of Alfred Schnittke and Philip Glass would come to naught. There is, however, another common denominator for their work – all of them were hugely successful in writing film music. Korngold codified its modern canons ruling to this day. Without Nino Rota it would be difficult to imagine Federico Fellini’s masterpieces. Alfred Schnittke found in the realm of cinema a domain of relative artistic freedom; Philip Glass a platform for his ambitiously non-clichéd art, opposing the musical mainstream of the last decades of the 20th century and the first decades of the 21st century.
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.
Erich Binder, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Francisco Araiza, Ruggero Raimondi - Gounod: Faust (2006/1985)

Erich Binder, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Francisco Araiza, Ruggero Raimondi - Gounod: Faust (2006/1985)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.06 Gb+4.17 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 176 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

The production and video direction are by British film-maker Ken Russell who puts his own stamp on the production. Russell told an interviewer he felt the plot was "silly" so he turned Marguerite into a young nun, eliminated the Walpurgis Night ballet, had Marguerite use sign-language for Valentin's deaf-mute children, and had Mephistopheles disrespectfully urinating in the stoup in church. However, the overall effect is visually engrossing, the vivid sets and costumes by Karl Toms are effective. And the singing is outstanding. Tenor Francisco Araiza handles the title role with confidence. Ruggero Raimondi, while he may not have the impressive lower register of many devils of the past, is a superb actor. Soprano Gabriela Benackova is in magnificent voice as the innocent Marguerite, and other major roles are impressively sung.
Andreas Schaerer - A Novel of Anomaly (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andreas Schaerer with Luciano Biondini, Kalle Kalima & Lucas Niggli - A Novel of Anomaly (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:26 minutes | 921 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After his gargantuan orchestral work “The Big Wig” and the improvisational fireworks of “Out of Land” (with Emile Parisien, Vincent Peirani and Michael Wollny) Andreas Schaerer has now immersed himself in a new sound-world. “A Novel Of Anomaly” presents eleven short stories, offering opportunities do delve into more intimate and pared-down vocal textures.
Erich Auerbach and the Crisis of German Philology: The Humanist Tradition in Peril

Erich Auerbach and the Crisis of German Philology: The Humanist Tradition in Peril by Avihu Zakai
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319409573 | 218 Pages | PDF | 5.5 MB

This book analyzes and contextualizes Auerbach's life and mind in the wide ideological, philological, and historical context of his time, especially the rise of Aryan philology and its eventual triumph with the Nazi Revolution or the Hitler Revolution in Germany of 1933.

Andreas Grosser - Vinite Visum (1981) [Reissue 2018]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 28, 2018
Andreas Grosser - Vinite Visum (1981) [Reissue 2018]

Andreas Grosser - Vinite Visum (1981) [Reissue 2018]
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 520 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 186 MB | Front cover
Genre: Traditional Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Running Back

Probably best-known for his 1987 collaboration "Babel" with Klaus Schulze, Andreas Grosser is a bit of a dark horse in the universe whose big bang was krautrock and that went on to be called cosmic, space music or simply new age. "Venite Visum" is an anthology of recordings made between 1976 and 1980. Released in 1981 on UK's York House Recordings as a cassette tape only, it features some of the most out there, hypnotic and still state-of-the art space music ever to be known to man. For the first time transferred onto vinyl, compact disc and available as a digital download, it was perhaps best described by one reviewer at the time as; "powerfully relentless, repetitive themes which are constantly embellished and subjected to variations in tone colour and instrumentations…
The Clarinotts - Ernst, Daniel & Andreas Ottensamer (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Clarinotts - Ernst, Daniel & Andreas Ottensamer (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:51 minutes | 1,01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Clarinotts are formed of father Ernst and his sons Daniel (both solo clarinettists at Vienna Philharmonic) and Andreas Ottensamer (solo clarinettist at Berlin Philharmonic) – dubbed the Viennese ‘royal family of clarinet’. The ensemble goes back to when Daniel and Andreas were children and the family played music together at home. Now the Clarinotts are a successful touring ensemble, dedicated to creating and playing the most virtuosic music for multiple clarinets. The program of the album is centred around music for the stage and includes pieces by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini and many others, and features the Wiener Virtuosen string ensemble.

Andreas Gabalier - VolksRock'n'Roller (2011)  Music

Posted by Fizzpop at April 15, 2018
Andreas Gabalier - VolksRock'n'Roller (2011)

Andreas Gabalier - VolksRock'n'Roller (2011)
WEB FLAC (Tracks)348 MB | Cover | 49:58 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 115 MB
Folk, Pop | Label: Koch Universal Music

Andreas Gabalier gilt schon lange als der Superstar der modernen Volksmusik und ist gerade auf dem besten Wege, alle Rekorde im deutschsprachigen Raum zu brechen; unzählige Auszeichnungen - wie zuletzt 3-fach Platin für das Album Herzwerk in Österreich - sprechen da für sich.

Andreas Gabalier - Herzwerk (2010)  Music

Posted by Fizzpop at April 15, 2018
Andreas Gabalier - Herzwerk (2010)

Andreas Gabalier - Herzwerk (2010)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 308 MB | Cover | 43:44 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 101 MB
Folk, Pop | Label: Koch Universal Music

In Österreich ist er ein Superstar. Mit seiner einzigartigen Melange aus Pop, Rock, jungem Schlager und traditioneller Musik, mit Liedern, die das Flair eines Reinhard Fendrich verbreiten, hat Andreas Gabalier sich diesen Status erarbeitet. Und das binnen kürzester Zeit: Sein Debüt-Album Da komm ich her erreichte 2009 innerhalb eines Monats Gold, mittlerweile ist es längst mit Platin dekoriert. Gerade noch ging der Jurastudent aus Graz in seinem Kellerstudio seinem Hobby nach, auf einmal musste er sich auf große Fernsehshows vorbereiten: der Musikantenstadl, den Grand Prix der Volksmusik u.v.a.