Peter Grimes

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Benjamin Britten - Britten Peter Grimes (2015)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Benjamin Britten - Britten Peter Grimes (2015)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 626 MB
Label: Decca | Tracks: 45 | Time: 142:00 min

Britten's first great opera, written in 1945, remains a touchstone not only for postwar opera, but also anticipates the direction that postmodern music would take later in the century. Written at a time when high modernism was in full swing, Britten bucked the trends by taking a personal, political and musically eclectic approach. It's a small story with great ramifications: A sadistic fisherman and his violent actions turn him into the bane of his community, resulting in his suicide.
Peter Pears, Claire Watson, ROH, Benjamin Britten - Britten: Peter Grimes (1959/2016) [TR24][OF]

Peter Pears, Claire Watson, ROH, Benjamin Britten - Britten: Peter Grimes
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 141:57 min | 2.70 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 45 | Rls.date: 1959/2016

Tenor Sir Peter Pears leads the cast on this famous and highly-lauded presentation of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, conducted by the composer himself and recorded live in London in December 1958. The album has been included on the list of the 100 greatest recordings by Gramophone, which said this version "has never been superseded in its refinement or insight." BBC Music Magazine named this album the greatest Britten recording of all time.
Britten: Cello Symphony; Symphonic Suite From Gloriana; Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes (2011)

Britten: Cello Symphony; Symphonic Suite From Gloriana; Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10658

These are outstanding performances, as good or better than the composer's own. Edward Gardner tears into the Four Sea Interludes with uninhibited excitement. It's great to hear the high violins and flutes in "Dawn" swooping and soaring like the gulls that they're supposed to be evoking. "Sunday Morning" has an infectious bounce, while "Moonlight" casts a rapt stillness abruptly shattered by perhaps the most vicious storm on disc.
Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes - Bernard Haitink, Covent Garden Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus

Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes - Bernard Haitink, Covent Garden Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus
XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~665 Mb

VA - Decca Sound: Mono Years 1944-1956 (2015)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 1, 2018
VA - Decca Sound: Mono Years 1944-1956 (2015)

VA - Decca Sound: Mono Years: 1944-1956 (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 63:45:05 | 10,48 Gb
Classical | Label: Decca Classics

Today we take high fidelity sound quality for granted, but how did it start? When was the moment when compressed and scratchy sound gave way to natural, realistic sound that captured the whole picture of a performance?
Decca Sound ‘Mono Years’ seeks to answer that question and shows how, 70 years ago, amidst war-time privations, a small team at Decca made technological breakthroughs that brought hi-fi to the world. This latest cube explores Decca’s earliest high-fidelity history, and restores some restores critically acclaimed albums from ensembles such as the Trio di Trieste, Quintetto Chigiano and Griller Quartet which have not been available since their original LP release more than sixty years ago. An equally impressive array of soloists includes pianists Clifford Curzon, Julius Katchen, Friedrich Gulda and Moura Lypmany and violinists Ruggiero Ricci and Alfredo Campoli. Several generations of cellists are represented with recordings by Pierre Fournier, Maurice Gendron and Zara Nelsova.
Orchestre Métropolitain - Debussy: La mer - Britten: 4 Sea Interludes - Mercure: Kaléidoscope (2018)

Orchestre Métropolitain - Debussy: La mer - Britten: 4 Sea Interludes - Mercure: Kaléidoscope (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 234 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 09 | Time: 64:09 min

ATMA Classique reissues, in stereo format, its critically acclaimed 2007 recording of 'La Mer: Debussy, Britten, Mercure' performed by the Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal, conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

Henry Grimes - Henry Grimes Solo (2CD) (2009) {ILK} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 21, 2018
Henry Grimes - Henry Grimes Solo (2CD) (2009) {ILK} **[RE-UP]**

Henry Grimes - Henry Grimes Solo (2CD) (2009) {ILK Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 739 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 339 mb
Genre: jazz, free improvisation

Henry Grimes Solo is the 2009 double CD set by Philadelphia bassist Henry Grimes. The album is one gigantic mass of improvisational playing, lasting for a little over 140 minutes, divided in two for the sake of the format of the compact disc.

VA - 100 Best 20th Century Classics (2009)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 20, 2018
VA - 100 Best 20th Century Classics (2009)

VA - 100 Best 20th Century Classics (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 07:24:39 | 1,83 Gb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics, EMI Records

It's a tall order to compile the best classical music of the twentieth century, but EMI has selected its top 100 classics for this six-disc set, and it's difficult to argue with most of the choices. Without taking sides in the great ideological debates of the modern era – traditionalist vs. avant-garde, tonal vs. atonal, styles vs. schools, and so on – the label has picked the composers whose reputations seem most secure at the turn of the twenty-first century and has chosen representative excerpts of their music. Certainly, the titans of modernism are here, such as Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Béla Bartók, Dmitry Shostakovich, Sergey Prokofiev, Claude Debussy, and Benjamin Britten, to name just a few masters, but they don't cast such a large shadow that they eclipse either their more backward-looking predecessors or their more experimental successors.

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 17, 2017
V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)

V.A. - Benjamin Britten: The Collector's Edition (37CDs, 2008)
Classical, 20th century | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,68 Gb
Label: EMI Classics

This Collector's Edition presents a challenge to reviewers. There's so much of it. I could never do it any sort of justice if I approached this as if reviewing a smaller set. This, after all, comprises 37 CDs. As it is all I have been able to do is to sample, reminisce about known recordings and write around the subject. With this caveat stated, let's make a start.
There are three principal strands of Britten recordings. These are broadly tied into and defined by record companies, artists and eras. First we have Britten recording Britten for Decca.
Kansas City SO / Michael Stern - Britten's Orchestra (2010, Reference Rec. # RR-120SACD) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Benjamin Britten - Britten's Orchestra
Kansas City Symphony Orchestra / Michael Stern (conductor)
SACD ISO: 3,33 GB (Stereo/MCH) | FLAC Stereo @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 984 MB | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: Reference Recordings # RR-120SACD | Country/Year: Europe 2003 | Artwork
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"…I feel with this recording, Michael Stern and the Kansas City Orchestra are now major player's in the classical music world. Superb!! Highly recommended." ~sa-cd.net