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
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.

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.
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.

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.
Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 ‘Little Russian’ (2012) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 ‘Little Russian’ (2012)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 2.35GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 760MB + 5% Recovery

Following the long & rocky road to the 1st Symphony, on which, due to his teaching duties at the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky had been forced to work at night, the 2nd Symphony was composed mainly in the summer of 1872, hot on the heels of his 2nd opera, The Oprichnik. At this time, Tchaikovsky was once again taking a holiday on the country estate of his sister Aleksandra, located near the Ukrainian town of Kamianka, in the Kiev Governerate. Numerous anecdotes report Tchaikovsky’s touching assertion that he was not the true creator of the work, but rather, that it actually had been composed by a Pyotr Gerasimovich, 1 of the older servants in the household of his sister & her husband, Lev Davydov, for it was Pyotr Gerasimovich who had sung the folksong, The Crane, to him, which provided the basis for the work’s finale.
Dejan Lazic – Liaisons Vol.1: Scarlatti, Bartok (2007) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Dejan Lazic – Liaisons Vol.1: Scarlatti, Bartok (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.84GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.13MB + 5% Recovery

At 1st sight, they appear to have nothing in common – but disregarding the stylistic elements & a difference of 2 centuries, you soon recognize that both are in a sense, musical architects, who as piano virtuosos were equally interested in miniature forms & inspired by folk music. On the 1 hand you have Scarlatti, who, after moving to Spain in 1729 composed almost exclusively for harpsichord & integrated elements of Spanish folklore into his compositions in an experimental way; on the other hand Bartk, who boosted the recognition of the rich native Hungarian peasant songs to an independent folk art, & was also influenced by Arabic folk music.