Ligeti Requiem

Arthur Brown - Speak No Tech (1981) & Requiem (1982) [Reissue 2010]

Arthur Brown - Speak No Tech (1981) & Requiem (1982) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 767 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 307 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Electronic, Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lemon Recordings (CDLEM158)

Arthur Brown was one of the prime movers behind the Progressive underground in late 1960s England, famous for his outlandish stage act which included psychedelic robes and a helmet of fire!
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the British Rock icon. "Requiem" is an end-of-the-world concept album that comes on with a bang, not a whimper, and may well be the best thing that Arthur Brown has ever done! It's got all of the sonic excess you'd expect from the man who gave US 'Fire', but Brown's ornate Art-Rock tendencies are invariably backed up with enough visceral punch to make them marvelously affecting, not merely affected, while producer Earl Mankey handles the electronics well enough to maintain an unusually high level of interest and detail…
Christian Poltera, Joonas Ahonen, BIT20 Ensemble, Baldur Bronnimann - Gyorgy Ligeti: Concertos (2016)

György Ligeti: Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto; Chamber Concerto; Melodien (2016)
Christian Poltéra, cello; Joonas Ahonen, piano; BIT20 Ensemble; Baldur Brönnimann, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:11:31
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2209

The unifying idea of the concerto provides a way to get a handle on György Ligeti's experimental spirit, for a concerto here represents several fundamentally different things. The Cello Concerto of 1966, right at the height of Ligeti's exuberantly fearless adventures in 1960s Germany, might almost be called an anti-concerto, with the cello doing its best to hang on the edge of silence. Sample the very first movement, both for the precision of cellist Christian Poltéra's work at the low end of the dynamic spectrum and for the ideally clean engineering work by the BIS label, operating in a variety of Norwegian venues and mastering them, well, masterfully. The Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments and the Melodien are essentially concertos for orchestra, with distinctive roles for each of the instruments, while the five-movement Piano Concerto, completed in 1988, is a fine and technically demanding example of Ligeti's later pulse-based, polyrhythmic style. Throughout, Norway's BIT20 Ensemble, a group of flexible size, delivers superb Ligeti performances, with the requisite laser-like focus on individual details but not losing a certain liveliness and humor that underlie it all. A superior Ligeti album.
Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - Reconstruction of 1st performance (2014) [24-192]

Dunedin Consort - Mozart: Requiem - Reconstruction of 1st performance (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192 kHz | Time - 61:39 minutes | 2,41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This GRAMMY-nominated recording provides the opportunity to re-imagine what this work may have sounded like at its very first performance and won Dunedin Consort its second Gramophone Award. The recording is the first not only to use this new edition, but also to present the work using forces close in style and scale to those at the first performances.
London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)

London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 80:13 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10876

The ensemble London Winds, praised by BBC Music for its 'technical accomplishment, expressive commitment and warmth of timbre', presents in this recording great twentieth-century works for winds. It features music by Hindemith, Nielsen, and Janáček, and, from the next generation, Barber and Ligeti. Although not equally prolific (Kleine Kammermusik is Hindemith's single contribution to that genre while winds are generally more prominence in Nielsen's music), all these composers brought the wind repertoire back to prominence, after a quiet period of more than a century. The music is full of playfulness and European folk colours.

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 7. Chamber Music [1998]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Feb. 23, 2017
Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 7. Chamber Music [1998]

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 7. Chamber Music [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 317 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog Number: 62309 | TT: 71’01

These chamber works bring Sony's adventurous, timely Ligeti series to a natural pinnacle. Long the challenger of stylistic stasis and customary demonstrations of excellence, Ligeti has outdone himself here (as he did with the fantastic Mechanical Music release). The Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982) challenges its players to stay in step with each other even while expanding virtuosity to the breaking point. Marie-Luise Neunecker plays such full horn parts that they roll flow over the tonal bounds, as does Saschko Gawriloff's violin and Pierre-Laurent Aimard's piano… –Andrew Bartlett..
London Symphony Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda - Britten: War Requiem (2012) [Official Digital Download]

London Symphony Orchestra & Gianandrea Noseda - Britten: War Requiem
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 83:31 min | 726 MB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2012

For his first LSO Live recording, Gianandrea Noseda is joined by three of today s most widely acclaimed singers for a magnificent performance of Benjamin Britten s choral masterpiece. Premiered 50 years ago on 30 May 1962, the 'War Requiem' was commissioned for the re-dedication of Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed by bombing raids during the Second World War. Using the Latin mass of the dead, interspersed with texts by war poet Wilfred Owen, Britten, a pacifist and conscientious objector, created a work that both mourned the dead and pleaded the futility of war.

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 3. Etudes; Musica Ricercata [1996]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Feb. 22, 2017
Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 3. Etudes; Musica Ricercata [1996]

Gyorgy Ligeti edition: CD 3. Etudes; Musica Ricercata [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 266 MB
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog Number: 62308 | TT: 74'02

These chamber works bring Sony's adventurous, timely Ligeti series to a natural pinnacle. Long the challenger of stylistic stasis and customary demonstrations of excellence, Ligeti has outdone himself here (as he did with the fantastic Mechanical Music release). The Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982) challenges its players to stay in step with each other even while expanding virtuosity to the breaking point. Marie-Luise Neunecker plays such full horn parts that they roll flow over the tonal bounds, as does Saschko Gawriloff's violin and Pierre-Laurent Aimard's piano… –Andrew Bartlett..
Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello (2017) [TR24][OF]

Natalie Clein - Bloch, Ligeti & Dallapiccola: Suites for Solo Cello
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 64:19 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Natalie Clein, whose previous recording of the music of Ernest Bloch was described as ‘inspired’ by The Sunday Times, turns to his three suites for solo cello as part of a recital of works written in the aftermath of the Second World War. The sombre voice of the cello seems especially apposite in music of such deep seriousness, Ligeti’s short sonata providing an energetic and life-affirming finale.
Herbert Howells, Eric Whitacre, Ildebrando Pizzetti - Requiem (Conspirare, C. H. Johnson, Company Of Voices) (2009)

Herbert Howells, Eric Whitacre, Ildebrando Pizzetti - Requiem (Conspirare, C. H. Johnson, Company Of Voices) (2009)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Harmonia Mundi, HMU 807518; SACD Red Book Layer | rec: 2005 | 290Mb

Requiem, a two-disc set by Conspirare, the Austin, TX-based vocal ensemble, was originally released in 2006 on the Clarion label and received two Grammy nominations. This release on Harmonia Mundi has trimmed several tracks so that it could be issued on a single disc, and it received the Dutch Edison Award in the Choral Music category. It's easy to hear why it has been so highly honored.
Aurora Orchestra & John Rutte - Rutter: Visions & Requiem (2016) [TR24][OF]

Aurora Orchestra & John Rutte - Rutter: Visions & Requiem
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 57:40 min | 940 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Collegium | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

This new album couples John Rutter's most recent work with one of his most popular. Visions celebrates the utopian ideal of heavenly peace in in four movements written specially for the solo violin of Kerson Leong, string ensemble and the boy choristers of the Temple Church choir. The Requiem of 1985 receives a vital new recording under the guidance of its composer.