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Alexander Titov, Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Natalia Osipova, Leonid Sarafanov - Minkus: Don Quixote (2016)

Alexander Titov, Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Natalia Osipova; Leonid Sarafanov - Minkus: Don Quixote (2016)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.31 Gb (DVD9) | 120 min
Classical | C Major

In this production from Teatro alla Scala the ballet Don Quixote is shown in the legendary choreography of Rudolf Nureyev. Nureyev´s intention by fusing together the worlds of Commedia dell´Arte and classical ballet to create a visual feast for its audience, has made Don Quixote one of the most loved ballets world-wide. With its sparkling energy and the bright colours of the staging by Raffaele Del Savio and Anna Anni, Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, transports audiences with freshness, joy and choreographic splendour to an enchanting Spain, with gypsy dances, fandangos, matadors, windmills and the airy candour of the Garden of the Dryads. The ballet of Teatro alla Scala and the classical ballet stars Natalia Osipova (principal dancer of the Royal Ballet in London and the Mikhaylovsky Theatre Ballet in St Petersburg) and Leonid Sarafanov (principal dancer of the Mikhaylovsky Theatre Ballet in St Petersburg) make this a breathtaking, and distinctive performance.

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011)  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 29, 2017
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus, VHCD-1054 | Japan | ~ 387 or 143 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Jazz, Post Bop

A fine straight-ahead jazz saxophonist, Eric Alexander grew up in the state of Washington. He initially attended Indiana University, studying classical music as an altoist. However, he soon discovered jazz, switched to the tenor, and transferred to William Paterson College in New Jersey. After graduating, he moved to Chicago and gained important experience touring with Charles Earland while also becoming a fixture in local clubs. In 1991, Alexander placed second at the Thelonious Monk Institute's saxophone competition, finishing just behind Joshua Redman…

ZAR - Don't Wait For Heroes (2016)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 8, 2017
ZAR - Don't Wait For Heroes (2016)

ZAR - Don't Wait For Heroes (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 343 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 116 Mb | Scans | Time: 47:40
Metalapolis Records | MPR0020
Hard Rock, Melodic Heavy Metal

13 years after their last album „Hard To The Beat“ the German Heavy Rock legends ZAR is back with a big bang. The album features mastermind and guitarist Tommy Clauss as the lead singer for the first time. The band recorded and produced an album with all typical ZAR trademarks. „Don’t Wait For Heroes“ was mastered by renowned Alexander Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVE’S EYES) in his Mastersound Studios.
Texas Alexander - Texas Alexander & His Circle 1927-1951 (2017)

Texas Alexander - Texas Alexander & His Circle 1927-1951 (2017)
Blues, Texas Blues, Country Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:58:57 | 710 MB
Label: JSP Records | Release Year: 2017

A marvellous set featuring Texas Alexander and friends. 92 tracks,all fully remastered. Compiled and annotated by Neil Slaven with full discography. Born in Jowett, Texas in 1900, he played with the best - one of his early collaborations was with the guitarist Lonnie Johnson. Where he developed ned his prodigious voice is unknown, but by 1927 he was in Dallas working as a warehouseman and moonlighting as a singer in local clubs and bars. He was discovered by one of those record company scouts who were looking for performers to emulate the success of artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson and Charley Patton.

Linsey Alexander - Two Cats (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 19, 2017
Linsey Alexander - Two Cats (2017)

Linsey Alexander - Two Cats
Blues Soul, Blues Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 66:35 min | 156 MB
Label: Delmark Records | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

The new Linsey Alexander CD will be released on May, 19th, 2017. A review of Linsey Alexander's previous album Come Back Baby (Delmark 838) in Living Blues magazine called it 'a can't-miss release for any lover of no-nonsense Chicago blues'. The 'Hoochie Man' is back with all original material including the new smash Two Cats! 'My woman got two cats, one in the front, the other in the back!' From the searing 'Where Did You Take Your Clothes Off Last Night' to the tender 'Til I Kissed You', from the comedic 'Facebook Woman' to the political 'Comb Over Blues' Linsey weaves his colorful stories throughout this album of blues, soul, R&B and funk. It's great fun and serious music at the same time. 'Cause the blues don't mess around and neither does Linsey.

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads III (2007)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 6, 2017
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads III (2007)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads III (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus, VHCD-1011 | Japan | ~ 387 or 135 Mb | Covers Included
Jazz, Post Bop

Since arriving on the jazz scene, Eric Alexander has turned into one of the busiest tenor saxophonists, recording prolifically for labels in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, in addition to his participation in the all-star band One for All. This third volume of ballads for Venus utilizes the same rhythm section as the earlier two editions: pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth, three of the busiest jazz musicians in New York City…

Alexander Spence - Oar (1969) {Sundazed SC 11075 rel 1999}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 29, 2017
Alexander Spence - Oar (1969) {Sundazed SC 11075 rel 1999}

Alexander Spence - Oar (1969) {Sundazed SC 11075 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 372 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 151 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 183 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969, 1999 Columbia / Sony Music / Sundazed Music | SC 11075
Rock / Folk Rock / Psychedelic Rock

No one except psychedelic Renaissance man Alexander "Skip" Spence could have created an album such as Oar. Alternately heralded as a "soundtrack to schizophrenia" and a "visionary solo effort," Oar became delegated to cut out and bargain bins shortly after its release in the spring of 1969. However those who did hear it were instantly drawn into Spence's inimitable sonic surrealism. As his illustrious past in the Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Moby Grape would suggest, this album is a pastiche of folk and rock. In reality, however, while these original compositions may draw from those genres, each song has the individuality of a fingerprint. As a solo recording, Oar is paramount as Spence performed and produced every sound on the album himself at Columbia Records studios in Nashville in the space of less than two weeks.

Dammien Alexander - Love + Infinity (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 27, 2017
Dammien Alexander - Love + Infinity (2017)

Dammien Alexander - Love + Infinity (2017)
RnB, Soul, Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:42:29 | 97 MB
Label: Underground Sun | Release Year: 2017

Dammien Alexander says it was a near-death experience in Costa Rica that changed everything. What started off as a great day bodyboarding some 2-plus meter sets ended with being swept out at high tide, exhausted and 500 meters out on a boogie board. “It ended with me taking desperate air on shore after coming face to face with the power of the raging ocean and my ability to push back,” he said. “I had to want to live. Not just prevent me from dying. I had to save myself.” After that, the multi-instrumentalist and singer said, “Music just sounded different than before. It opened up doors in my heart and mind.”

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 24, 2017
Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei (2017)

Alexander Grychtolik - Bach: Angenehme Melodei
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:39 min | 299 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

It’s amazing to think that world première recordings of Bach are possible today at all. The harpsichordist Alexander Grychtolik has painstakingly reconstructed two homage cantatas from Bach’s Leipzig years. The first, Erwählte Pleissenstadt (BWV 216a), survives only in a draft libretto and a few fragments of notation rediscovered in 2003 among the posthumous papers of a Japanese pianist. The second, O angenehme Melodei (BWV 210a), survives only in a soprano part and a separate print of the libretto for the earliest of its three versions.
Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets (2017)

Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:52 min | 223 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

'I have composed a big sonata and variations for four hands, and the latter have met with a specially good reception here, but I do not entirely trust Hungarian taste, and I shall leave it to you and to the Viennese to decide their true merit' So wrote Franz Schubert in 1824, evoking the popular 19th-century genre for 4-hands piano that publishers were always pestering him to write for. In his brief life Schubert devoted 32 compositions to this form and the least of these pieces, be it a ländler, polonaise or march, radiates with all of his finesse and sensitivity.