Folksong

Adrian Thompson, Marcus Farnsworth, John Talbot - E.J. Moeran: Folksong Arrangements (2015)

Adrian Thompson, Marcus Farnsworth, John Talbot - E.J. Moeran: Folksong Arrangements (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 65:41 | 279 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.571359

Ernest John Moeran was born in London but grew up in Norfolk and had strong ties with Ireland. While still a student at the Royal College of Music he was inspired by a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Norfolk Rhapsody that seemed “to breathe the very spirit of the English countryside”, and was soon collecting folksongs for himself. Moeran’s transcriptions were taken from English and Irish traditional singers with both rural and seafaring backgrounds, rescuing music and words both entertainingly earthy and sublimely beautiful which would otherwise have died with the artists who performed them.
RPO, Sir Thomas Beecham - Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt; Symphonic Dance; In Autumn, Old Norwegian Folksong (1993) [Re-Up]

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op.23; Symphonic Dance, Op.64 No.2; In Autumn,
Old Norwegian Folksong with Variations (1993)
Beecham Choral Society; Ilse Hollweg, soprano; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # CDM 7 64751 2 | Time: 01:16:15

Beecham had an exquisite ear for detail, and his Peer Gynt has more fantasy — more subtlety, too — than anyone else's: Ase s Death and Anitra 's Dance are simply magical. So is the Symphonic Dance, and if In Autumn and the variations occasionally seem a litde thin musically, Beecham makes amends with keenness of attack and eloquent phrasing. The orchestra is superb and the transfers (which give us the variations in stereo for the first time), excellent.
Various Artists - Iceland's Folksong Heritage from the Classic Collection by Bjarni Þortseinsson (2014)

Various Artists - Iceland's Folksong Heritage from the Classic Collection by Bjarni Þortseinsson (2014)
Folk/Classical/Romantic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h03m33s | 267mb
Label: Smekkleysa | cat. no. SMK 57
Cristo Barrios & Andrew West - Deep Light: Clarinet Masterpieces (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Cristo Barrios & Andrew West - Deep Light: Clarinet Masterpieces (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 62:31 minutes | 829 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Cristo Barrios and Andrew West write of their new release Deep Light: “We were inspired to gather together this collection of chamber works for reasons beyond the obvious prestige of the individual composers and the importance of their works. We wanted to present the listener with a satisfying musical journey, as much through the formal variety as the expressive content of the pieces, full of contrasts that are to be found among different movements of the same piece, as well as among the five works on the recording.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & JoAnn Falletta - Kodály: Orchestral Works (2018)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & JoAnn Falletta - Kodály: Orchestral Works (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 292 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 21 | Time: 77:03 min

Zoltán Kodály, like his compatriot Béla Bartók, wrote major orchestral scores that were deeply enriched by his research into Hungarian folk music. The Dances of Galánta are full of swagger and vitality, and the Concerto for Orchestra, commissioned for the Chicago Symphonys 50th anniversary, is lush, sparkling and vivid. Like the Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song, The Peacock, a virtuoso showcase of sizzling effects, these scores reveal the brilliance of his orchestral colours and the indelible allure of gypsy themes.
Choeur Philharmonique d’Ekaterinburg & Andrey Petrenko - Prières Russes (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Choeur Philharmonique d’Ekaterinburg & Andrey Petrenko - Prières Russes (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:27 minutes | 948 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Créé en 2008 dans le but d’enrichir le répertoire de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de l’Oural, le Choeur Philharmonique d’Ekaterinburg s’est développé en organisant des concerts symphoniques, a cappella ou avec orchestre pour l’interprétation de cantates et d’oratorios.

Bela Bartok - Zoltan Kocsis Plays Bartok (2005) (8CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Oct. 5, 2017
Bela Bartok - Zoltan Kocsis Plays Bartok (2005) (8CD Box Set)

Béla Bartók - Zoltán Kocsis Plays Bartók (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 1.52 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1,2 Gb
Classical, Modern | Label: Philips Classics / 475 672

This is quite simply one of the most important and consistently superbly executed recording projects of all time. Bartók's piano music isn't exactly overrepresented on disc, being as it is without doubt one of the most important piano oeuvres ever composed, and in the hand of Zoltán Kocsis, doubtlessly one of the greatest pianists alive today, one should expect some superb discs where the works at long last receive the treatment they deserve. In fact, the actual result surpasses any possible expectations.

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 17, 2017
V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)
Classical, 20th century | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,68 Gb
Label: EMI Classics

This Collector's Edition presents a challenge to reviewers. There's so much of it. I could never do it any sort of justice if I approached this as if reviewing a smaller set. This, after all, comprises 37 CDs. As it is all I have been able to do is to sample, reminisce about known recordings and write around the subject. With this caveat stated, let's make a start.
There are three principal strands of Britten recordings. These are broadly tied into and defined by record companies, artists and eras. First we have Britten recording Britten for Decca.
Adrien La Marca & Thomas Hoppe - English Delight (2016) {La Dolce Volta-Harmonia Mundi LDV 22}

Adrien La Marca & Thomas Hoppe - English Delight (2016) {La Dolce Volta-Harmonia Mundi LDV 22}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 147 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png+pdf) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 La Dolce Volta / Harmonia Mundi | LDV 22
Classical / Chamber Music / Viola / Piano

English Delight is a tribute to the viola and English composers from across different eras and styles. From John Dowland to Jonathan Harvey, Adrien La Marca takes us on a journey through four centuries. Each composer influences the next, but each speaks their own different and sublime language.
Benjamin Britten - Serenade for tenor, horn & strings; Our Hunting Fathers; Folksongs

Benjamin Britten - Serenade for tenor, horn & strings; Our Hunting Fathers; Folksongs
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 319 Mb
Label: EMI - Date: 1993