Ligeti Requiem

Gyorgy Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 13, 2017
Gyorgy Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)

György Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)
Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Liliana Poli, soprano; Barbro Ericson, mezzo-soprano
Sinfonie-Orchester Des Hessischen Rundfunks Frankfurt, conducted by Michael Gielen
Gertie Charlent, soprano; Marie-Thérèse Cahn, alto; William Pearson, baritone
Internationales Kammerensemble Darmstadt, conducted by Bruno Maderna

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 173 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Covers included
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: WERGO | # WER 60045-50 | 00:49:39

György Ligeti's "Requiem" for soprano, mezzo-soprano, two mixed choirs and orchestra is one of his most impressive compositions - especially, when directed by Michael Gielen - and at the same time "the" requiem of the 20th century: Sound which is chromatically layered moves gradually from the lower registers to the higher, thus changing from mourning sounds into the promise of the eternal light. In the Kyrie the polyphonic net which was previously static begins to move gently. It was a part of this composition that Stanley Kubrick used to accompany the discovery of the monolith in "2001: A Space Odyssey". Also on this WERGO disc are two other essential works, "Aventures" and "Nouvelles Aventures", highly theatrical and justly celebrated choral works.

Gyorgy Ligeti - The Ligeti Project (2008) (5 CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at Jan. 30, 2018
Gyorgy Ligeti - The Ligeti Project (2008) (5 CD Box Set)

Gyorgy Ligeti - The Ligeti Project (2008) (5 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 05:26:35 min | 1,16 Gb | Scans -> 43 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Teldec

This Teldec collection was a project close to György Ligeti’s heart – the pioneering Hungarian composer was actively involved in the recording process up until his death in 2006. The artists had long-standing relationships with Ligeti and his work, both in the studio and in concert: pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Schönberg and Asko Ensembles led by Reinbert de Leeuw.

György Ligeti - The Ligeti Project Vol.4  Music

Posted by soloweb at Oct. 29, 2007
György Ligeti - The Ligeti Project Vol.4

György Ligeti - The Ligeti Project IV
1CD (2003) | loseless EAC flac | 250Mb | Covers+booklet | RS

This is, we are told, the penultimate release in the Ligeti Project, a series that Teldec took over from Sony. It aims to put on disc all Ligeti’s major works, performed by some of the world’s leading musicians and in state-of-the-art sound, a sort of ‘definitive edition’ for generations to come. This new disc is every bit as good as its predecessors, and follows their enterprising programming, where we get classics from his early career put alongside the very latest from his pen. The resulting juxtaposition is one of the most interesting things about the series.
China National Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Michel Plasson - Guan Xia: Earth Requiem (2013)

Guan Xia - Earth Requiem (2013)
China National Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Michel Plasson

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:52
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099993411929

The “Earth Requiem” is a gigantic work performed and recorded in Beijing in May 2011 in remembrance of the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008. This is the first Chinese Requiem ever composed. This massive work by renowned Chinese composer Guan Xia is scored for 100 instrumentalists, a choir of 150 singers, an organ and 4 vocal soloists. The well-established China National Symphony Orchestra invited the legendary French conductor Michel Plasson, who has long had a close association with EMI Classics, to work on the project. This partnership between West and East gives the recording a universal breadth as well as an overarching theme: the Earth. The emotional strength of the work is empowered by its gargantuan scale. A concert and press conference will be held in May 2013 in Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts to mark the 5th anniversary of the Sichuan Earthquake.
Lôbo & Cardoso - Portuguese Requiem Masses - Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Jeremy Summerly (1992) {Naxos 8.550682}

Lôbo & Cardoso - Portuguese Requiem Masses - Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Jeremy Summerly (1992) {Naxos 8.550682}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 210 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 121 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1992 HNH Int. / Naxos | 8.550682
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Choral / Sacred / Masses

Jeremy Summerly and his Oxford Schola Cantorum is beautifully paced and the calibre of the singing itself is very impressive indeed, as is the Naxos recording. …the singing is unique: forthright, direct, fresh, recorded quite ‘tight’ and making this 17th-century music as emotive as possible.
Mariss Jansons, Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Mozart: Requiem (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Mariss Jansons, Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Mozart: Requiem (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27383 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 55 min | 13,6 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3832 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Belvedere | Sub: Latin, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean

Mozarts Requiem may have been written under strange circumstances in the final months of the composers life, but the work itself it is timeless. Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus give a powerful and poignant performance of Mozarts masterpiece with an impressive group of solo singers, in a concert recorded live in Munich in May 2017.
Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury - Duruflé: Requiem, Four Motets, Messe Cum Jubilo (2016)

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury - Duruflé: Requiem, Four Motets, Messe Cum Jubilo (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 215 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:49
Classical, Sacred | Label: King's College Recordings

This 2016 release followed on an immensely successful 2014 performance of the Fauré Requiem, Op. 48, and in many ways it's a partner to the earlier recording. The Fauré had a historical-performance aspect, re-creating the 1889 premiere even down to the specific organ stops used. In this case, historical performance is not involved: the version of the Duruflé Requiem performed is not the original, but a 1961 revision for mezzo-soprano, chorus, organ, and chamber orchestra. But the forces bring the music close to the overall effect of the Fauré, with boy sopranos of the Choir of King's College connecting the two performances. In both recordings, the organ is brought to the foreground and issues almost electronic-like sounds that shoot beams of mystic light through the small Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. It's gorgeous, and it might easily result in a revival for this version of the work. Conductor Stephen Cleobury does wonderfully with his mezzo-soprano soloist: for sampling, you could luxuriate in the "Pie Jesu," with its restrained instrumental backing making the music less operatic and more cantata-like. You also get a pair of little-known Duruflé works, the Quatre Motets sur des thèmes Grégoriens, Op. 10, and the Messe "Cum jubilo," Op. 11, with chorus, organ, and one soloist; each of these could challenge the conception of Duruflé as a one-hit wonder. Yet the biggest news here is the Duruflé Requiem itself, and the way the work retains its slightly otherworldly quality in this intimate version.
Justin Taylor - Continuum (Scarlatti - Ligeti) (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Justin Taylor - Continuum (Scarlatti - Ligeti) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 69:09 minutes | 2.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Following his First Prize at the Bruges Competition and his first album, devoted to the Forqueray family (Choc of the Year in Classica, Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros), the Franco American harpsichordist Justin Taylor has recently been awarded the Révélation Musicale Prize of the French Critics’ Circle. His career has developed rapidly, both as soloist (harpsichordist and also fortepianist) and as director of his ensemble, the Taylor Consort, with which Alpha will soon be recording…
Ensemble InterContemporain, Matthias Pintscher - Bartok & Ligeti (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ensemble InterContemporain, Matthias Pintscher - Bartok & Ligeti (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 108:50 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Alpha label is launching a collaboration with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and its new artistic director, composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher. This series includes alternate 20th-century landmarks and new works, providing an opportunity to show to advantage the great quality of the EIC musicians in the major masterpieces of the last century and to discover scores by composers of the 21st century. This release features works of Béla Bartok & György Ligeti.
Duo Gazzana - Ravel, Franck, Ligeti, Messiaen (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Duo Gazzana - Ravel, Franck, Ligeti, Messiaen (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:24 minutes | 967 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A sense of discovery is a key theme in the third ECM recital of sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana. Alongside a landscape of French music for violin and piano, drawing on a multiplicity of inspirations, the album includes a premiere recording of György Ligeti’s Duo, dedicated to Kúrtag. Duo Gazzana plays César Franck’s epic A major Sonata of 1886, and Maurice Ravel’s Sonate posthume, written in 1897, when its author was just 22, and the album concludes with Olivier Messiaen’s Thème et variations of 1932, a work which in some aspects prefigures the Quatuor pour la fin du temps. The duo’s performances of Ravel, Franck, Ligeti and Messiaen were recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in March 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher.