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Bela Bartok – Bluebeard’s Castle (2008)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at May 13, 2009
Bela Bartok – Bluebeard’s Castle (2008)

Bela Bartok – Bluebeard’s Castle (2008)
XviD 3506kbs/720x560/AR 1:286/29.970fps | audio 180vbr mp3 | Hungarian+En, Fr, Ger, Sp .srt | covers+booklet | 0h56 | 1.46GB
label: Decca/cat.nr. 0743254 | Classical/Early 20th Century/opera
Thomas Zehetmair, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Bela Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)

Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)
Thomas Zehetmair, violin; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics/Edel | # 0115292 | Time: 00:56:58

Neither too nationalist nor too internationalist, this 1995 recording of Béla Bartók's two violin concertos featuring Thomas Zehetmair with Ivan Fischer leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra is just right. Austrian-born Zehetmair has a fabulous technique, a warm but focused tone, and lively sense of rhythm, all of which make him an ideal Bartók player. His interpretations are less about showing off then about digging in, and his performances are more about the music than they are about the musician. Hungarian conductor Fischer and his Hungarian orchestra are not only up for the music in a technical sense, they are also down with the music in an emotional sense, and their accompaniments ground Zehetmair's coolly flamboyant performances. Captured in white-hot sound that is almost too vivid for its own good, these performances deserve to stand among the finest ever recorded.

Bela Bartok - Zoltan Kocsis Plays Bartok (2005) (8CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Oct. 5, 2017
Bela Bartok - Zoltan Kocsis Plays Bartok (2005) (8CD Box Set)

Béla Bartók - Zoltán Kocsis Plays Bartók (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 1.52 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1,2 Gb
Classical, Modern | Label: Philips Classics / 475 672

This is quite simply one of the most important and consistently superbly executed recording projects of all time. Bartók's piano music isn't exactly overrepresented on disc, being as it is without doubt one of the most important piano oeuvres ever composed, and in the hand of Zoltán Kocsis, doubtlessly one of the greatest pianists alive today, one should expect some superb discs where the works at long last receive the treatment they deserve. In fact, the actual result surpasses any possible expectations.
Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Bela Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Contrasts (2016)

Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin; Dance Suite; Contrasts (2016)
Philharmonia Orchestra; Philharmonia Voices; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano; Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, violin; Mark Van de Wiel, clarinet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD466 | Time: 01:08:31

Recorded as part of their critically praised ‘Infernal Dance’ season, the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen explore three contrasting works by Bela Bartok – the chamber piece Contrasts, and the orchestral works Dance Suite and The Miraculous Mandarin. Contrasts is one of Bela Bartok’s most imaginative forays into the world of chamber music. His only chamber work involving a woodwind instrument (for Piano, Clarinet and Violin), Contrasts originated in a commission from the American ‘King of Swing’, Benny Goodman. Composed to mark the 50th anniversary of Budapest in 1923, Bartok’s Dance Suite is a rhapsodic collection of folk inspired tunes that marked a sonorous change in direction from the composer’s more dissonant works up to that point. The ballet-pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin is raw, dangerous, exotic and elemental: using the rarely performed full ballet score it is frenzied music, percussive, sensuous and violent, telling a shocking story of desire and death.

Balazs Szokolay - Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas (1989)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 12, 2017
Balazs Szokolay - Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas (1989)

Balázs Szokolay - Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550252 | Time: 01:07:13

The Hungarian pianist Balázs Sozkolay was born in Budapest 1961, the son of a mother who is a pianist and a father who is a composer and professor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy. He started learning the piano when he was five and in 1970 entered the preparatory class of the Budapest Music Academy, where he completed his studies with Pál Kadosa and Zoltán Kocsis in 1983 .He later spent two years at the Academy of Music in Munich, with a West German government scholarship. Balázs Szokolay made an early international appearance with Péter Nagy at the Salzburg Interforum in 1979, and in 1983 substituted for Nikita Magaloff in Belgrade in a performance of the Piano Concerto No.1 of Brahms. He is now a soloist with the Hungarian State Orchestra and has given concerts in a number of countries abroad, including Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Poland, the Soviet Union, Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia. In September, 1987, he made his recital début at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Bela D Media Vocal Tools Quartet KONTAKT  Software

Posted by orientazure at Aug. 8, 2017
Bela D Media Vocal Tools Quartet KONTAKT

Bela D Media Vocal Tools Quartet KONTAKT | 195 Mb

Vocal Tools Quartet is special edition bundle of the four-part (S A T B) Vocal Tools solo voice series. The VTQ bundle is enhanced with Bela D Media’s newest GUI and a stream-lined V script.

Bela Fleck - Perpetual Motion (2001)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 24, 2017
Bela Fleck - Perpetual Motion (2001)

Bela Fleck - Perpetual Motion (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:44 | 341 MB
Genre: Classical Crossover, Bluegrass | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SK 89610

Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck has certainly broken more boundaries than any other picker in recent memory, from his early days performing bluegrass-inspired folk compositions on Rounder in the late '70s to his quirky jazz freak-outs with the Flecktones throughout the '90s. In late 2001, this peculiar innovator released an album of banjo interpretations of classical works by Bach, Chopin, and Scarlatti. Before classical purists roll their eyes, they must remember that the banjo hasn't always been seen as the instrument of choice of backwoods musicians in the Appalachian mountains, but as recently as the 1940s was used as a primary rhythm instrument in all manner of parlor music.

Bela D Media The Tenor Tool kit KONTAKT  Software

Posted by orientazure at May 21, 2017
Bela D Media The Tenor Tool kit KONTAKT

Bela D Media The Tenor Tool kit KONTAKT | 142 Mb

By means of unique programming, sample editing, and the advanced Vocal Tools script, Bela D Media brings you the first sampled voice library to utilize vocal phrase sequencing. The user has complete control over the elements within a given phrase across the vocal scale. Created exclusively for Native Instruments Kontakt, the Tenor is sung with a dark and haunting operatic vocal style that lends itself perfectly to any film or media project.
Carolyn Murphy, Guinevere van Seenus & Malgosia Bela by Cass Bird for i-D Magazine Summer 2017

Cass Bird Photoshoot for i-D Magazine Summer 2017
11 jpg | up to 1239*1650 | 16.5 MB
Various models
Jerusalem Quartet - Bela Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)

Jerusalem Quartet - Béla Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902235 | Time: 01:18:50

The string quartets of Béla Bartók punctuate the evolution of his style and the turning points of his existence. From the Second Quartet (1915-17) reflecting the period of World War One and his troubled personal life, through the Fourth whose exploration of rhythm, tonality and timbre produces magnificent and unprecedented sonorities in its ‘night music’, to the unbearable anguish of the Sixth (1939), as his dream of fraternity was shattered against the rise of nationalism and fascism, the Jerusa lem Quartet’s programme brings us the essence of Bartók's genius. Expect reviews in Classical music press for these hm artists with an extensive, acclaimed back catalogue for the label.