Tippett Osborne

Tippett: Piano Concerto, Etc / Osborne, Brabbins, Et Al (2007)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at June 14, 2014
Tippett: Piano Concerto, Etc / Osborne, Brabbins, Et Al (2007)

Tippett: Piano Concerto, Etc / Osborne, Brabbins, Et Al (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 418 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67461

The young Tippett – magpie and maverick – sought maximum intensity of feeling while shunning what he felt to be the sentimental fervour of Elgar, Bax and Walton. Equally abhorrent were the pastoral pieties of Vaughan Williams. Tippett took his stand with Blake and Yeats rather than Bunyan, and a Blake whose “bow of burning gold” required something altogether less complacent than Parry’s well upholstered jingoism.
Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Heath Quartet - Tippett: String Quartets (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 2, 2017
Heath Quartet - Tippett: String Quartets (2015)

Heath Quartet - Tippett: String Quartets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:08:12 | 540 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live | Catalog: WHL0080/2

Between 2013 and 2014, the Heath Quartet performed Michael Tippett's five string quartets in four concerts at Wigmore Hall, and this double CD presents the cycle with great clarity and freshness. Tippett composed these eclectic works over a period of almost 60 years, so the many changes in style and expression can be explained by that long time span, and attributed to the composer's constant search for new sources of inspiration.
Alina Ibragimova, Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies (2014)

Alina Ibragimova, Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas, Five Melodies (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:00:43 | 222 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67514

Sergey Prokofiev's output for violin and piano was quite small, and it would have been limited to the Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor had he not also arranged his Five Songs Without Words and the Flute Sonata in D major, the latter at the request of David Oistrakh. One experiences a degree of discomfort in the Violin Sonata No. 1, which is one of Prokofiev's more unsettling pieces, due in part to its sinister tone and harsh dissonances, but also to its conflicting expressions.

Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 25, 2017
Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute (2015)

Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1851 Kbps | 46min 57s | 773 MiB
Audio: English AC3 448 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Under the impression that he'll be participating in a Q&A session with the audience at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, Robert Osborne is surprised onstage by host Alex Trebek, who introduces a string of special guests who've come to pay tribute to the man who's been the face of Turner Classic Movies for its entire twenty-year history. Surprise guests include Osborne's close friends Diane Baker, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Wagner and Jill St. John, his former "The Essentials" co-host Alec Baldwin, TCM colleague Ben Mankiewicz, musician Michael Feinstein, and members of Osborne's own family.

Tippett Quartet - Alwyn: String Quartets Nos. 10-13 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 19, 2017
Tippett Quartet - Alwyn: String Quartets Nos. 10-13 (2017)

Tippett Quartet - Alwyn: String Quartets Nos. 10-13
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 69:43 min | 160 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

As ever, SOMM and its artists are busy discovering new treasures in a wide range of repertoire and this CD release featuring first recordings of four of William Alwyn's early String Quartets with the celebrated Tippett Quartet, will come as a delightful surprise.

Steven Osborne - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 23, 2016
Steven Osborne - Claude Debussy: Preludes (2006)

Steven Osborne - Claude Debussy: Préludes (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67530 | Time: 01:17:48

Steven Osborne has already made a name for himself in French music with a disc of Alkan and a profoundly moving performance of Messiaen’s Vingt Regards. Here he reaches between those two to tackle one of the pinnacles of the piano repertoire—Debussy’s two books of Préludes. These works have been central to Steven’s repertoire for many years and he brings them to the studio after many public performances and much reflection. He has worked from the most up-to-date Urtext edition which clarifies Debussy’s thought in many places, particularly with regard to tempo relationships within La cathédrale engloutie and a missing bar in Les tierces alternées. In a crowded field Osborne need fear no comparisons: the pianism is exquisite and the interpretations are of a rare depth and subtlety—a recording to rival the very best!
Alina Ibragimova & Steven Osborne - Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas; Five Melodies (2014) [24/96]

Alina Ibragimova & Steven Osborne - Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas; Five Melodies (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:43 minutes | 1019 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Hyperion is delighted to present a special collaboration already an extraordinary force on the concert platform in its first appearance on record. Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne are musicians of searing, uncompromising intelligence and intense feeling. In his works for the violin, Prokofiev produced some of his most personal and expressive music. Both of his Violin Sonatas were written for David Oistrakh. The first was begun against the backdrop of Stalin's Great Terror, and one senses that he drew his inspiration from the uncharacteristically dark wells of fear, despair and bereavement which were the lot of Prokofiev and his contemporaries. The Violin Sonata No.2 is of a very different character generally sunny and carefree, though still with occasional fleeting shadows. In its original form it was a Flute Sonata, Op 94, which Prokofiev had completed in 1943. At David Oistrakh's suggestion and with his assistance, Prokofiev transcribed the work.

Anders Osborne - Flower Box (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 22, 2016
Anders Osborne - Flower Box (2016)

Anders Osborne - Flower Box (2016)
Blues Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:48:05 | 114 MB
Label: Back On Dumaine Records | Release Year: 2016

Osborne artfully blends blues, funk, soul, and classic R&B to create his own distinctive synthesis of styles. Osborne's most widely available early album is 1995's Which Way to Here, recorded for OKeh/Sony; two other independent label releases from the late '90s and early 2000s may still be around for those willing to search: Live at Tipitina's appeared on Shanachie in 1998, followed by Living Room the next year. The introspective Ash Wednesday Blues was issued in early 2001. In 2002, Osborne cut his final two albums for Shanachie, the wonderfully raucous, enigmatic collaboration Bury the Hatchet with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Mardi Gras Indian Tribe the Golden Eagles, and the blues- and Americana-drenched Break the Chain.

Andre Previn, RPO - Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time (1986)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 24, 2016
Andre Previn, RPO - Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time (1986)

Michael Tippett - A Child of Our Time (1986)
Sheila Armstrong, soprano; Felicity Palmer, alto; Philip Langridge, tenor; John Shirley-Quirk, bass
Brighton Festival Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by André Previn

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: RPO Records | # CDRPO 7012 | Time: 01:07:17

This, one of Tippett's earliest acknowledged works, is one of his most popular. The music relates the true story of a young German Jew who, terrified and enraged at the treatment of his mother, kills a Nazi officer and touches off a violent pogrom. Tippett adopts the structure of Bach's Passions, in which arias alternate with choruses and Lutheran hymns (chorales), although in place of the chorales Tippett substitutes magnificently moving Negro spirituals. "A Child of our Time" offers music of rage, poignancy, and deep compassion. As the title itself implies, it is both specific to a certain time and place, and universal as well. No lover of classical music can afford to ignore it.