Folksong

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
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.
Martin Roscoe - Erno Dohnanyi: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2015)

Martin Roscoe - Ernő Dohnányi: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.3 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:19:06
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 68033

The penultimate volume in Hyperion’s four-part survey of the complete solo piano music of Ernő Dohnányi focuses on music from the period when the composer’s pre-eminent position was being assured. The titles of the largest works here, Ruralia hungarica and the Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, mask in their nationalistic ostentation the skill of a true master of piano composition. Martin Roscoe inhabits the world of Dohnányi’s music like no other—appraisals of the earlier volumes attest to this—and this new recording is a joy.

Steve LaSpina - New Horizon (1992)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 17, 2016
Steve LaSpina - New Horizon (1992)

Steve LaSpina - New Horizon (1992)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 59:14 min | 136 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: SteepleChase

Born Steven Frank LaSpina, 24 March 1954, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA. As a child LaSpina studied with his bass playing father although he had to wait until he was tall enough before he had the reach for the upright acoustic instrument. He subsequently studied at university and in Chicago with bass master, Rufus Reid. It was in Chicago that he first played professionally, working from the age of 15 with musicians such as Bunky Green and Larry Novak. In the mid- to late 70s LaSpina was a member of Chet Baker’s band, worked with Red Norvo, and also appeared with Marian McPartland, a collaboration that extended into the mid-80s and included recordings such as Personal Choice.
Polyphony, Stephen Layton - 'At Twilight': Choral music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg (1995) Reissue 2006

'At Twilight' Choral music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg (1995) Reissue 2006
Polyphony, conducted by Stephen Layton; David Wilson-Johnson, baritone; Paul Agnew, tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55236 | Time: 01:15:12

Grainger’s mastery of choral textures shines out of this wide-ranging collection of folk-song arrangements, each highly individual and memorable. Plus his friend Grieg’s finely scored religious settings. Superior performances by Stephen Layton and Polyphony.
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.

Folk Music: A Regional Exploration (Greenwood Guides to American Roots Music)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Sept. 17, 2015
Folk Music: A Regional Exploration (Greenwood Guides to American Roots Music)

Folk Music: A Regional Exploration (Greenwood Guides to American Roots Music) by Norm Cohen
English | Mar. 30, 2005 | ISBN: 0313328722 | 376 Pages | PDF | 5.27 MB

American folk music has provided a narrative thread to the fiber of the nation since its earliest days.

Chick Corea / Nicolas Economou - On Two Pianos (1983)  

Posted by tiburon at April 2, 2012
Chick Corea / Nicolas Economou - On Two Pianos (1983)

Chick Corea / Nicolas Economou - On Two Pianos (1983)
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 253MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 142MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Classical

Chick Corea and Nicolas Economou played concerts together at the Munich Summer Piano Festival in 1981 and 1982. They made just one joint recording: On Two Pianos.