Solid Works 2003

Daniel Barenboim - Frederic Chopin: Preludes and other piano works (2003)

Daniel Barenboim - Frédéric Chopin: Preludes and other piano works (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 74:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 85443 2 | Recorded: 1974, 76

When the name Chopin is mentioned, what often comes to mind first are his Nocturnes and their dreamy qualities. Chopin, of course, wrote much more than that, and some of it is quite dramatic and intense. However, Daniel Barenboim seems to have missed getting that memo before recording Chopin's Preludes and the other works on this album. There is both drama and intensity in at least a few of the Preludes, often overdone, but not here. Those marked agitato, Nos. 1, 8, and 22, are placidly performed, with little impetus to them, while the "Polish Dance," No. 7, has no strength in it. No. 12 in G sharp minor has a little more energy, and No. 16 has a little more forcefulness, both coming closer than the other Preludes to living up to their potential. At the opposite extreme, Barenboim is generous with meaningful rubato in No. 17. The softness, gracefulness, and relaxed nature of Barenboim's playing works well for the Berceuse, but not for much else. The Polonaise-Fantasy still leans toward weaker drama than it could have; the brillantes aspect of the Ludiovic Variations is lost until the very end; and the Paganini Variations sound like a Nocturne throughout. There is little bombast in Chopin's music, but even if Barenboim were trying to avoid melodrama, a little more resolve in these works would have been nice.
(Patsy Morita)
Joan La Barbara - Voice Is the Original Instrument - Early Works (2003)

Joan La Barbara - Voice Is the Original Instrument - Early Works (2003)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | NO COVER | 2CD 522 Mb
Classical | Lovely Music LCD3003
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Heikki Seppanen - Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CD

Jean Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CD
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Heikki Seppänen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1260-2D | Time: 01:43:47

Year 2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), often entitled 'Finland’s national composer'. The fourth album on Ondine by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is dedicated to the complete works for mixed choir by Jean Sibelius. The award-winning choir, one of the finest of its kind internationally, is conducted here by one of the leading Finnish choir directors, Heikki Seppänen, who has conducted a large number of professional choirs in Finland and abroad. The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s releases on Ondine have been a critical success: the first release was given an ‘Editor’s Choice’ by the Gramophone Magazine and ‘Disc of the Year’ by the renowned German weekly Die Zeit.

Siemens Solid Edge ST8 MP01  Software

Posted by scutter at Sept. 1, 2015
Siemens Solid Edge ST8 MP01

Siemens Solid Edge ST8 MP01 | 53.7 Gb

Siemens PLM Software has announced first update (MP01) release of Solid Edge ST8, the latest version of its 3D design, simulation, manufacturing and design management applications. This new release, says Siemens, includes new functionality and enhancements that increase design speed and can help improve your ability to leverage synchronous technology (ST).
Chris Jones - Roadhouses & Automobiles (2003, Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.6027.2)

Chris Jones - Roadhouses & Automobiles
EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 294 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.6027.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2003
Genre: Blues, Folk | Style: Acoustic, Singer/Songwriter

"Ein musikalisches Meisterwerk, dem Günter Pauler einen Sound schneiderte, der schon auf CD um Welten besser klingt als andere 'hochauflösende' Scheibchen. Die Stimme ist mega-präsent, die Gitarre kommt ungemein konturiert und körperhaft, die Begleitung dermaßen plastisch, dass man selbst als eingefleischter Analog-Fan hochachtungsvoll den Hut zieht." ~stereoplay
The High Llamas - Albums Collection: 'Beet Maize & Corn' (2003); 'Can Cladders' (2007); 'Talahomi Way' (2011)

The High Llamas - Albums Collection 2003-2011 [3CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 640 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 266 Mb | Scans ~ 157 Mb
Chamber Pop, Indie Pop, Lounge, Bossa Nova | Time: 01:56:41

The High Llamas are a London-based musical group, formed by the Irish guitarist and songwriter Sean O'Hagan after the demise of his group Microdisney. The High Llamas' output (including the eponymous debut album, technically credited to "Sean O'Hagan") showed influences including pre-1950s American pop and folk, Brazilian jazz and bossa nova, film composers of the 1960s, and 1990s European electronic music. O'Hagan's work most frequently included references to Brian Wilson's psychedelic period and/or kitsch lounge revival. Collection includes: 'Beet Maize & Corn' (2003); 'Can Cladders' (2007); 'Talahomi Way' (2011).

Michael Habermann - Sorabji: Legendary Works For Piano (2003)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 30, 2017
Michael Habermann - Sorabji:  Legendary Works For Piano (2003)

Michael Habermann - Sorabji: Legendary Works For Piano (2003)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:17:51 | 692 Mb
Classical | Label: British Music Society

Anyone with even a passing interest in the sultry, enigmatic and sensual music of Sorabji needs to have this set. It is a most thoroughly engrossing anthology from a brilliant pianist who is a veteran in Sorabji terms. He has lived with and reflected on this music for approaching forty years. Time and again while listening to this set I was struck by his loving attention to detailing, voicings and speeds. The music communicates Sorabji's striving after transcending the limitations of keyboard, of mechanical action and of the pedestrianly objective.
Greg Lake - From The Underground Vol.II: Deeper Into The Mine (2003) [Columbia Music Japan, VQCD-10177] Repost

Greg Lake - From The Underground Vol.II: Deeper Into The Mine: An Official Greg Lake Bootleg (2003)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Columbia Music Japan, VQCD-10177 | ~ 391 or 141 Mb | Scans(png) -> 314 Mb
Progressive Rock, Art Rock

Like the first volume of this series, this gathers rare recordings from throughout the bulk of Greg Lake's career, spanning the late '60s to the mid-'90s. Lake might be one of the most famous musicians associated with progressive rock, but you'd have a hard time taking that impression away from this CD if it was the first or only sampling of his music you heard. Rarities collections can't serve as a fair career retrospective, of course…
Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - New World Symphonies: Baroque Music from Latin America (2003) (Repost)

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - New World Symphonies: Baroque Music from Latin America (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:40 | 308 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67380

Following the discovery of the Americas, Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church was established with incredible speed. Many of the Native Indians were part of highly sophisticated civilizations, most notably the Aztecs and the Incas, and were very responsive to the new ideas, especially music, which was already an important social and spiritual element in their lives.
John Bradbury, BBC Philharmonic, Neeme Järvi - Busoni: Orchestral Works, Vol.1 (2002) (Repost)

John Bradbury, BBC Philharmonic, Neeme Järvi - Busoni: Orchestral Works, Vol.1 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:54 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 9920

Some years ago a distinguished music professor said to me, "You must go and see Doktor Faust at English National Opera - you'll hear a second rank composer at the height of his powers". Backhanded though this compliment may seem, it was clearly conveyed with a spirit admiration and perhaps a tinge of surprise.