Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt, Op.23; Symphonic Dance, Op.64 No.2; In Autumn, Old Norwegian Folksong with Variations (1993)

Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt, Op.23; Symphonic Dance, Op.64 No.2; In Autumn, Old Norwegian Folksong with Variations (1993)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham; Beecham Choral Society, Ilse Hollweg, soprano (recorded 1955–1959)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # CDM 7 64751 2 | Time: 01:16:15

With a career spanning more than five decades, Thomas Beecham was one of the most important and influential conductors in England during the first half of the 20th century. He had a tendency, when dissatisfied with the musical scene in a given locale, to just form a new orchestra. As such, Beecham was responsible for the founding of both the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Beecham also had a penchant for unearthing little-known compositions, or performing less common versions of works. This EMI reissue features one of his favorite works, Grieg's incidental music to Peer Gynt. Most listeners are no doubt familiar with one or both of the orchestra suites Grieg extracted from the 23 total numbers, but Beecham presents listeners with much more. In addition to the 10 selections from the two suites, Beecham includes two additional movements and includes the little-heard choral parts from "In the Hall of the Mountain King" and "Arabian Dance" as well as the solo soprano parts from "Solveig's Song" and "Solveig's Lullaby".
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

Benjamin Grosvenor - Homages (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 28, 2016
Benjamin Grosvenor - Homages (2016)

Benjamin Grosvenor - Homages (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 272 MB | 01:40:05
Classical, Piano | Label: Decca Music | Release Year: 2016

Benjamin Grosvenor Explores Hidden Connections Between Works Written Centuries Apart. In this new recording Benjmain explores works by great composers paying tribute to their predecessors. Amongst these works, Mendelssohn looks back to the Prelude & Fugue form made so popular by Bach; and Franck does likewise (adding a Chorale as a central section to his work). Busoni takes Bach s great solo violin Chaconne, presenting it in a bold and imaginative transcription for piano; Chopin breathes new life in to the traditional Barcarolle of Venetian gondoliers, followed ten years later by Lizst s tribute to Italian folksong, Venezia e Napoli.

Annie Moses Band - American Rhapsody (2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 16, 2016
Annie Moses Band - American Rhapsody (2015)

Annie Moses Band - American Rhapsody
Classical Crossover, Bluegrass | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 60:44 min | 655 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 14 | 2015

A high-energy journey through folksong and classical favorites in true Annie Moses Band style: a sultry southern ‘Summertime’ and another Gershwin hit with a Nashville twist, Rhapsody in Bluegrass; Psalm of Life based on Dvořák’s American Quartet; the 'Hoedown' from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, traditional songs including the evergreen Shenandoah, and originals composed by the band's six siblings.

Erkki-Sven Tuur - Strata (2010) {ECM 2040}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 20, 2016
Erkki-Sven Tuur - Strata (2010) {ECM 2040}

Erkki-Sven Tuur - Strata (2010) {ECM 2040}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 265MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

Vertical and layered in form, “Strata” is austere and powerful music with a clearly Northern sensibility. The textures swirl and surge restlessly, building tension with harsh, emphatic brass chords set against high winds. There is an instense staccato outburst halfway through – with malign, mach-like drumming passages – evincing the composer’s rock influenes. Near the end, Tüür uses a pastoral motif from an Estonian (“Setu”) folksong, as the music slows down and coalesces in a shimmering coda and a sense of infinity in its long slow fade to silence. Performances by the Nordic Symphony Orchestra under Anu Tali are bracing, powerful, and very well recorded.
Bulat Okudjava - Amerikanskij Koncert (1998, SoLyd Records # SLR 0128)

Bulat Okudjava - Amerikanskij Koncert
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 252 MB | Artwork: 13 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: SoLyd Records # SLR 0128 | Country/Year: Russia 1998
Genre: Folk, Pop | Style: Acoustic, Singer/Songwriter, Chanson

"…He was one of the founders of the Soviet genre called "author song" (авторская песня, avtorskaya pesnya), or "guitar song", and the author of about 200 songs, set to his own poetry. His songs are a mixture of Russian poetic and folksong traditions and the French chansonnier style represented by such contemporaries of Okudzhava as Georges Brassens. Though his songs were never overtly political (in contrast to those of some of his fellow bards), the freshness and independence of Okudzhava's artistic voice presented a subtle challenge to Soviet cultural authorities, who were thus hesitant for many years to give official recognition to Okudzhava…"

Philip Clouts Quartet - Umoya (2015)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Oct. 3, 2015
Philip Clouts Quartet - Umoya (2015)

Philip Clouts Quartet - Umoya (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8 Tracks | 51:24 | 118 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Odradek Records

The new CD Umoya (titled from the Zulu word for life force), features rising star Samuel Eagles on sax and is one of the first wave of releases on the new jazz imprint from prestigious classical label Odradek Records. On this album, Clouts’ African inspirations extend beyond Cape jazz to Gnawa music and Afrobeat, and further to pan-European folksong, soul-jazz and even drum ‘n’ bass. Joined by saxophonist Samuel Eagles, bassist Alex Keen and Yamaha Jazz Scholarship-winning drummer Dave Ingamells, he brings his musical journey alive with superb musicianship and infectious vigour…
Sanderling - Taneyev: Oresteia Overture & Interlude, Canzona (2009)

Sanderling - Taneyev: Oresteia Overture & Interlude, Canzona (2009)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 384 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 177 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8570584

The Temple of Apollo at Delphi is the best-known excerpt from Taneyev’s only opera, Oresteia, the mammoth overture to which has all the force of a Romantic symphonic poem. His Overture on a Russian Theme is based on the same folksong that Rimsky-Korsakov used in his own Fantasy on Russian Themes while the shorter works demonstrate in various ways Taneyev’s scrupulous craftsmanship.

Malinky - Far Better Days (2015)  

Posted by Pisulik at May 24, 2015
Malinky - Far Better Days (2015)

Malinky - Far Better Days (2015)
Celtic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:47:47 | 109 MB
Label: Malinky Music | Release Year: 2015

In summer 2014, under the guidance of producer and long-time friend of the band, Donald Shaw of Capercaillie, Malinky took to the studio to record their fifth release, Far Better Days, this time on their own label, with support from Creative Scotland, after a decade with Greentrax Recordings. The album features songs from Scotland's north-east including Tarves Parish and Term Time from the landmark Greig-Duncan Folksong Collection, as well as songs from the classic ballad repertoire, flexing the band's trad credentials with Fiona Hunter having learned the ballad Son David from Andy Hunter (no relation), a pupil of the acclaimed Traveller singer Jeannie Robertson.

Folk Music and Modern Sound  

Posted by MoneyRich at March 26, 2015
Folk Music and Modern Sound

Folk Music and Modern Sound (Center for the Study of Southern Culture series) by William Ferris
English | 1982 | ISBN: 0878051570 | 215 Pages | PDF | 10 MB

The essays in this collection range from the impact of technology on the British folksong revival to regional characteristics of early rock and roll in New Orleans. Attention is given to the blues, Sacred Harp singing, ethnic music, both black and white gospel, country music, and the polka.