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.
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.

Duo Gazzana - Ravel - Franck - Ligeti - Messiaen (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 19, 2018
Duo Gazzana - Ravel - Franck - Ligeti - Messiaen (2018)

Duo Gazzana - Ravel - Franck - Ligeti - Messiaen (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 245 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 127 Mb | 00:55:26
Classical | Label: ECM Records, Deutsche Grammophon

Italian sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana deliver a sensitively performed survey of French music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, alongside a nod to modern Hungarian composer György Ligeti. They place Franck’s monumental Sonata in A Major at the heart of their program, its second movement Allegro blazing with passion, the final Allegretto beautifully restrained yet unleashed in the closing bars. Ravel’s Sonate Posthume is a fascinating document of a 22-year-old composer’s development, in thrall to early Impressionism, while Messiaen’s equally youthful “Thème et Variations,” played with sparkling clarity and poise, shows a composer ahead of his time. Ligeti’s direct musical language functions almost as a refreshing sorbet among the French riches.

Requiem for a Vampire (1971) Requiem pour un vampire  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at April 9, 2018
Requiem for a Vampire (1971) Requiem pour un vampire

Requiem for a Vampire (1971)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1200x720 | x264 @ 3841 Kbps | 87 min | 2,61 Gb
Audio: French FLAC 2.0 @ 437 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Horror

Two pubescent, pig-tailed, virgin schoolgirls, Michelle and Marie, run away from their school and find themselves lost in a cemetery which leads to a chateau inhabited by vampires and naked women in chains. The girls try to escape, but they are bitten by the vampires' aging Master. The Master decides to initiate the girls in order to make them perpetrators of the vampire race (which is about to die out). Eventually, of course, the girls will have to be deflowered because 'you cannot be both virgin and vampire'. For now, however, their job will be to hunt by day and lure victims back to the chateau for the vampires to feed upon. Michelle brings back a victim, but Marie takes pity on hers, begs him to be the one to deflower her, and then sets him free.
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, George Guest - Fauré, Duruflé: Requiem (1994) (Repost)

Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, George Guest - Fauré, Duruflé: Requiem (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 149:21 | 612 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Decca | Catalog: 426 486-2

Both Duruflé and Fauré wrote their Requiems for choir and organ first. The orchestrations were afterthoughts bending to the excesses of public appeal and publishers' demands, at least that's what I was taught in college. Both works can be wonderful with orchestra and on this CD, the consistently excellent St. Martin in the Fields gives a beautiful interpretation of the Fauré Requem with orchestra.

Antoine de Fiévin - Requiem D'Anne De Bretagne (2011)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at April 4, 2018
Antoine de Fiévin - Requiem D'Anne De Bretagne (2011)

Antoine de Fiévin - Requiem D'Anne De Bretagne (2011)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:11:24 | 163 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Outhere Sa

Doulce Memoire uses an ensemble of five singers; Paulin Bundgen (alto), Hugues Primard (tenor), Vincent Bouchot (baritone) and basses Marc Busnel and Philippe Roche. There’s an instrumental ensemble of seven (Eva Godard, Franck Poitrineau, Johanne Maitre, Elsa Frank, Jeremie Papaserio, Denis Raisin Dadre) playing cornet, sackbut, flute and dulcian. They mix various performance modes, ranging between unaccompanied, instruments and voices mixed and purely instruments. When using voices and instruments, not all the lines have voices as was the way in the period. De Lupus's motet Miserere Mei Domine and De La Rue's Coeurs desolees / Dies Irae are given in purely instrumental versions interpolated in the mass.

Gavin Bryars - After the Requiem (1991) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 30, 2018
Gavin Bryars - After the Requiem (1991) (Repost)

Gavin Bryars - After the Requiem (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:17 | 299 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: ECM 1424

After the Requiem continued Gavin Bryars' journey away from the more experimental work that made his reputation early in his career toward pieces possessing a more melancholic and romantic quality. In two of the works herein, "The Old Tower of Lobenicht" and "Allegrasco," one can hear echoes of his brilliant composing on the Hommages album. But where the romantic elements were stricter and more crystalline on the prior effort, here there is an expansiveness that sometimes succeeds and at other times verges on kitsch.
Roman Maciejewski - Maciejewski: Requiem. Missa Pro Defunctis (2018)

Roman Maciejewski - Maciejewski: Requiem. Missa Pro Defunctis (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 02:11:34 | 588 Mb
Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Music Poland

Maciejewski consciously set out to write a monumental work which, as he observed, will have the chance to fill an important gap in Polish musical history, which totally lacks large-scale compositions for choir and orchestra.
Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Benjamin Britten - Britten: War Requiem (1963/2013) [24/96]

Bach Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Benjamin Britten - Britten: War Requiem (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 81:12 minutes | 1.63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

“DECCA has used the most recent digital and Cedar technology to improve the original sound, under the overall supervision of veteran technician James Lock. This is one of the great performances of recording history.” Over half a century has passed since this classic DECCA recording was made in Kingsway Hall, London in January 1963. While the performance remains a benchmark, time has left the original analogue master tapes more fragile than ever.