Gramophone 2016

Jean-Baptiste Quentin & Louis-Gabriel Guillemain - Ensemble Nevermind - Conversations (2016) {Alpha Official Digital Download}

Jean-Baptiste Quentin & Louis-Gabriel Guillemain - Ensemble Nevermind - Conversations (2016) {Alpha Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 409 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music | Alpha 235
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

NEVERMIND is made up of four young musicians and friends whose passion for early music and for the influence of jazz and traditional music stimulated them to form an ensemble whose virtuosity is equalled only by their youthful impetuosity and their love of fine music . . . For its first disc, Nevermind tackles the treasures of the Baroque in the shape of two totally neglected French composers.
Lucille Chung & Alessio Bax - Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo (2016) [TR24][OF]

Lucille Chung & Alessio Bax - Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 62:01 min | 1.00 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Signum Classics | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2016

Poulenc was a skilled pianist, cultivating a style of playing characterised by colorfulness and clarity, possessing an ear for melody that distinguished him as France s finest song composer since Fauré. Canadian pianist Lucille Chung acclaimed for her 'stylish and refined performances' by Gramophone magazine, 'combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance' appears as a soloist on this new recording, performing Poulenc s Improvisations and Novelettes before being joined by her duo partner (and husband) Alessio Bax for L embarquement pour Cythère, the Sonata for Four Hands and Concerto for Two Pianos.
Moscow Patriarch Choir & Ilya Tolkachev - Hidden Music of the Russian Church (2016)

Moscow Patriarch Choir & Ilya Tolkachev - Hidden Music of the Russian Church
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:04 min | 252 MB
Label: Christophorus | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

The Patriarch Choir of the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow conducted by Ilya Tolkachov devotes the second of their CDs issued by Christophoros to Russian sacred music composed after the 1917 Revolution. Under the Soviet regime, most churches and the majority of monasteries were closed and the priests and monks expelled; ecclesiastical life became extremely difficult and was permanently under threat of reprisal. Numerous celebrated composers of sacred music were only permitted to publish secular compositions, but continued to work in secret.
Trinity College Choir Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Howells: Collegium Regale (2016)

Trinity College Choir Cambridge & Stephen Layton - Howells: Collegium Regale
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:05 min | 242 MB
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

Howells' 'Coll Reg' is one of the glories of the Anglican repertoirea relative outsider to the church providing one of its greatest adornments of the twentieth century. Stephen Layton and his award-winning choir took the trip to Coventry Cathedral for this very special recording.

Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 26, 2016
Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto (2016) [TR24][OF]

Vilde Frang - Korngold & Britten: Violin Concerto
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 58:07 min | 603 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the young Norwegian violinist’s fifth Warner Classics release. Early 2015 brought a programme devoted entirely to Mozart, but her previous concerto discs were also notable for imaginative musical matchmaking: Tchaikovsky/Nielsen and Sibelius/Prokofiev. Both concertos on this new disc were written when their composers were in the USA around the time of World War II: the Korngold was completed in 1945, the Britten in 1939.

Gramophone - December 2016  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 8, 2016
Gramophone - December 2016

Gramophone - December 2016
English | 156 pages | True PDF | 37 MB

Gramophone Magazine - November 2016  Magazines

Posted by nextek at Nov. 9, 2016
Gramophone Magazine - November 2016

Gramophone Magazine - November 2016
English | 140 pages | True PDF | 29 MB
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006 (2016)

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola - J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 157:44 min | 2.82 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Linn Records | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2016

With two Gramophone Awards to his name and a reputation synonymous with excellence, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola is a musician who is at the top of his profession.With an established fan base built over his two decades with viol consort Phantasm, Luolajan-Mikkola makes his solo Linn debut in style,tackling what is considered the pinnacle of Bach's output for violinists: the Sonatas and Partitas.

Yevgeny Sudbin - Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2016)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 23, 2016
Yevgeny Sudbin - Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2016)

Yevgeny Sudbin - Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 74:30 min | 1.21 GB | Digital booklet
Label: BIS #BIS-2138 | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

With the 2005 release of his first recording for BIS Records, Yevgeny Sudbin catapulted into the pages of the international music press. The disc was a Scarlatti recital that prompted reviewers worldwide to compare the then 24-year old pianist in the most flattering terms to Scarlatti experts such as Horowitz and Pletnev. It went on to receive a long list of distinctions, including an Editor's Choice in Gramophone, where the accompanying review described it as 'among the finest, certainly most enjoyable of all Scarlatti recitals'.
Édouard Lalo - Concertante Works for Violin, Cello and Piano - Liège  Royal Philharmonic (2016) {3CD Set Alpha 233}

Édouard Lalo - Concertante Works for Violin, Cello and Piano - Liège Royal Philharmonic (2016) {3CD Set Alpha 233}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 924 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 458 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg+pdf) -> 44 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Alpha / Outhere Music | Alpha 233
Classical / Concerto / Romantic / Violin / Cello / Piano / Philharmonic

Édouard Lalo made his mark on French music with his opera Le Roi d’Ys, but his instrumental output also has considerable historical importance, with its resolutely innovative aims for its time. More specifically, his concertante music rewards the attentive ear with a brilliant, skilfully constructed style, studded with fresh rhythmic and harmonic inventions that renew the melodic and orchestral language of the genre.