Ochre Symphony

Ochre - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2009)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 26, 2014
Ochre - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2009)

Ochre - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC, WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 960 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 388 MB | Covers - 91 MB
Genre: IDM, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toytronic, Benbecula

Ochre is the work of Newcastle, UK-based artist, Christopher S. Leary. He has been crafting utopian, melancholic music since 2001, and has released albums on Toytronic, Benbecula Records, and Village Green. Stylistically, his music is often highly melodic, described by NME as being "full of shimmering electronics, crunchy, crispy beats and sweeping melancholic melodies that recall classic electronic stars such as Boards Of Canada,” with “analogue tones and glitchy beats - snatches of classical orchestration are peppered throughout, helping to create rich cinematic soundscapes".
Nuremberg SO, En Shao - Xia Guan: Symphony No.2 'Hope'; Gazing at the Stars; Sorrowful Dawn (2016)

Xia Guan: Symphony No.2 'Hope'; Gazing at the Stars; Sorrowful Dawn (2016)
Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by En Shao

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.570618 | Time: 01:11:40

The music of renowned Chinese composer Xia Guan has been received with acclaim in Moscow, Vienna, Tokyo and New York. The solemn first movement of Earth Requiem, a commemoration of the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake, is heard here in an orchestral version that depicts ‘the suffering people who gaze upwards’. The epic Symphony No. 2 ‘Hope’ is a reflection upon the co-existence of good and evil in mankind, agony and hope, in music of considerable breadth and increasing warmth. Heroic drama animates the vividly scored Symphonic Ballade, which draws on the music of Guan’s opera Sorrowful Dawn, the story of China’s War of Liberation following the end of World War Two.
Norrkoping SO; Ole Kristian Ruud, Hannu Koivula - Nino Rota: Symphony No. 3; Concerto festivo; Le Molière imaginaire (2001)

Nino Rota: Symphony No. 3 in C; Concerto festivo; Le Molière imaginaire (2001)
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Ole Kristian Ruud & Hannu Koivula

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1070 | Time: 01:00:04

Nino Rota’s reputation outside Italy as, at best, a civilised purveyor of minor theatre music is turning out to be hardly even a half-truth. BIS’s series of his symphonic and chamber works, and Chandos’s of the concertos, reveals a composer of incisive gifts and technical brilliance. Civilised the music certainly is, but often far more than that, its pervasive wit enhancing rather than detracting from the elegant suggestions of deep feeling. The wise and wily ‘neo-classicism’ of the Third Symphony sets out like an exercise in updated Mozart, but though Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony is brought to mind it soon becomes evident that a strain of acid melancholy undercuts the dapper phraseology. The model here, if there is one, seems more likely to be late Busoni, with disturbing cross-currents just beneath the surface. The Concerto festivo, more obviously a display piece, takes Italian opera genres (aria, cabaletta, etc) and reinterprets them in fairly irreverent orchestral terms, while the ballet music that Rota produced for the tercentenary of the death of Molière – almost his last work –insouciantly mixes Baroque, modern and popular styles, just as it mixes merriment and melancholy, with constant technical brilliance and utter lack of pomposity. The Swedish performers take to the Italianate gaiety as to the manner born. A delightful disc.
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Edward Gardner - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 & Serenade (2018)

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Edward Gardner - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 & Serenade (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 215 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:06:41
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

Following a highly-praised recording of Symphony No. 1 last year, Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony present here an electrifying interpretation of Elgar’s Symphony No. 2, with the addition of one of his most performed works: the Serenade for Strings.
Liepaja Symphony Orchestra & John Gibbons - Wordsworth: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)

Liepaja Symphony Orchestra & John Gibbons - Wordsworth: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 198 Mb | 01:25:55
Classical | Label: Toccata Classics

The music of London-born William Wordsworth (1908–88) – a great-great-grandson of the poet’s brother Christopher – lies downstream from that of Vaughan Williams and Sibelius. Like that of his contemporary Edmund Rubbra, Wordsworth’s music unfolds spontaneously, as a natural process, with a sense of grandeur perhaps enhanced by his move to the Scottish Highlands in 1961. Three of the four works recorded here display the sober dignity of the instinctive symphonist. The Variations on a Scottish Theme (‘Wi’ a hundred pipers an’ a’, an’ a’’),by contrast, reveal a sly sense of humour behind the serious countenance.
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo - Schmitt: Suites from Antoine et Cléopâtre & Symphony No. 2 (2018)

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo - Schmitt: Suites from Antoine et Cléopâtre & Symphony No. 2 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 268 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 09 | Time: 77:50 min

Making his debut on Chandos, Sakari Oramo, who with the BBC Symphony Orchestra this year has championed new and rarely performed works, presents in surround sound the extravagant musical world of Florent Schmitt. The recording follows two exceptional Barbican performances with the same forces, a sensuous and exotic Antoine et Cléopâtre, according to the Financial Times (2016), and the first performance for nearly a dozen years of Symphony No. 2 (2017).
Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (1980/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (1980/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 82:07 minutes | 3.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Reissued for the Mahler Year 2010, this legendary recording - of the single occasion when Leonard Bernstein conducted (or was permitted to conduct) Herbert von Karajan's Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins - Elgar: Enigma Variations (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins - Elgar: Enigma Variations (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 81:43 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Two much-loved orchestral favourites representing the summit of Elgar’s maturity are coupled with three of the lesser-known wartime works, here receiving their first recordings with the original French texts. Kate Royal is the soprano soloist in Une voix dans le désert, a hauntingly tender masterpiece which every Elgarian should know.

Ochre - Like Dust Of The Balance  Music

Posted by wexndex at July 12, 2010
Ochre - Like Dust Of The Balance

Ochre - Like Dust Of The Balance (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC, CUE, LOG | no scans | 338 Mb
IDM, Ambient | Label: Benbecula | Depositfiles + SM
Evelyn Glennie, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Mickelthwate - Vincent Ho: The Shaman & Arctic Symphony (Live) (2017)

Evelyn Glennie, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Mickelthwate - Vincent Ho: The Shaman & Arctic Symphony (Live) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 362 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | 01:10:34
Classical | Label: Centrediscs

Vincent Ho’s music is wild and fanciful, and takes us to the limits of sonic energy, but it is also intimate and tender, for he is not afraid to reveal his truly lyrical soul. THE SHAMAN is a work that sets an atmosphere of magical stillness, with the soloist evoking unearthly sounds - wolf calls, shimmering colours, and the lightest of orchestral textures. It is powerful work that merges the spiritual indigenous world with the modern classical world to create a compelling musical journey. ARCTIC SYMPHONY was inspired by the composer’s first-hand experience of the Arctic Ocean with a scientific research team aboard a Canadian Coast Guard ship. Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists.