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
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.
Tommy Kotter Trio - Tender Land (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tommy Kotter Trio - Tender Land (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 118:51 minutes | 2,6 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Double album with old songs on CD 1 and new songs on CD 2. All music composed and arranged by Tommy Kotter except Bolero composed by Maurice Ravel. With guests, Vocalist Gine Gaustad Anderssen from Norway and percussionist Stefan Engberg. On the title song Tender Land, young musicians from the Arts Programme at Hvitfeldtska Upper Secondary School in Göteborg are Playing and Singing with Joy and enthusiasm, 10 instrumentalists and about 20 singers.
Zoltan Kocsis - Bartok: Complete Solo Piano Works (2010) (8CD Box Set)

Zoltán Kocsis - Bartók: Complete Solo Piano Works (2010) (8CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, jpg) | 1.51 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 08:59:49 | 1.2 Gb
Classical, Modern | Label: Decca ‎- 478 2364

On this specially-priced 8-CD set Zoltan Kocsis performs the complete solo piano music of his fellow Hungarian, B la Bart k. Completed in 2001, these critically acclaimed, definitive performances are the benchmark against which all others are considered.
James Gilchrist, Philip Dukes & Anna Tilbrook - Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel (2018)

James Gilchrist, Philip Dukes & Anna Tilbrook - Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel (2018)
Classical, Piano, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:11:28 | 177 MB
Label: Chandos

Having previously recorded British repertoire on Chandos, James Gilchrist joins the pianist Anna Tilbrook nine years after their previous recording, in a lyrical journey through some of Vaughan Williams’s best songs and rarely heard chamber works. They are joined by Philip Dukes, ‘Great Britain’s most outstanding viola player’, according to The Times. This album captures the composer’s love for both the voice and the viola, bringing together five works for tenor and piano, two for tenor, viola, and piano, and two works for viola and piano alone. Central to the recording is the fresh, invigorating, and at times reflective cycle ‘Songs of Travel,’ composed between 1901 and 1904, of special interest is also an arrangement of ‘Rhosymedre’ by the chief music critic of The Times, Richard Morrison, recorded here for the first time and performed by the same forces who gave the premiere of the arrangement in St. John’s Smith Square in 2016 to critical acclaim.
VA - Scarborough Fair: The Best Of English Folk (2006) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Scarborough Fair: The Best Of English Folk (2006) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.27 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 545 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb | 03:56:38
British Folk, British Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Castle | # CMETD1273

Three-disc, 64-track collection. The folk revival that took place at club level during the Sixties introduced a whole new audience to traditional folksong, while also bringing to the fore the concept of the earnest young singer/songwriter. When, by the end of the decade, centuries-old songs were being given a sonic makeover by the new breed of electric folkies (headed by the likes of Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span, both of whom are represented on this collection), folk music had long since escaped out of the clubs and into the charts. This companion piece to similar 3CD sets concentrating on the Irish and Scottish folk scenes focuses on the astonishing depth of talent emanating from the English folk scene during this most tumultuous of decades. Every facet of the English folk genre is encompassed, ranging from club singers and trad folksong revivalists like Isla Cameron and Shirley Collins, the post-Dylan singer/songwriter (Donovan, Ralph McTell), folk-based fusion act Pentangle, and even such turn-of-the-decade acid folk iconoclasts as Synathesia and the mighty Comus.
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.