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Peter Serkin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23 & Phantasy, Op. 47 (2017)

Peter Serkin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42; 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 23 & Phantasy, Op. 47
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:05 min | 111 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

He is "one of those rarities, a natural conductor", exclaimed one reviewer after Seiji Ozawa's Chicago Symphony debut on July 16, 1963 at the orchestra's Ravinia Festival. "His technical facility is phenomenal, his sense of rhythm both solid and subtle, and his knowledge of scores… detailed and intimate." Another Chicago critic concurred: "His conducting technique reminds you of his teacher, Herbert von Karajan, in that it lays the score in the lap of the orchestra with transparency of gesture and human communication, then commands acceptance."

Chicago - Chicago II (1970) {Reissue, Remastered}  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 5, 2017
Chicago - Chicago II (1970) {Reissue, Remastered}

Chicago - Chicago II (1970) {Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 419 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock | Astral Music #CD600124 | Canada

The Chicago Transit Authority recorded this double-barreled follow-up to their eponymously titled 1969 debut effort. The contents of Chicago II (1970) underscore the solid foundation of complex jazz changes with heavy electric rock & roll that the band so brazenly forged on the first set. The septet also continued its ability to blend the seemingly divergent musical styles into some of the best and most effective pop music of the era. One thing that had changed was the band's name, which was shortened to simply Chicago to avoid any potential litigious situations from the city of Chicago's transportation department – which claimed the name as proprietary property…

Foreigner - Live In Chicago (2012) [Blu-ray]  Music

Posted by juanchito at Feb. 26, 2017
Foreigner - Live In Chicago (2012) [Blu-ray]

Foreigner - Live In Chicago (2012)
Blu-ray | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video 25873 kbps 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1 | 20.14 GB
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio English 2256 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2256 kbps / 24-bit | Length: 01:18:42
Hard Rock, Classic Rock
Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (2011) (Riccardo Muti) {CSO Resound}

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (2011) (Riccardo Muti)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 289 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 153 mb
Classical | Label: CSO Resound

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has long been renowned for the sound of its brass section. This CD features the symphony's brass in a selection of pieces that span almost 250 years, including some works originally written for brass and some transcriptions of works for keyboard, orchestra, or band. It's a diverse and appealing program that effectively shows off the players' virtuosity and should interest any fans of brass.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti - Brahms: The Symphonies (1991)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti - Brahms: The Symphonies (1991)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:20:08 | 903 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: London Records | Catalog: 430799

Even as he is most closely associated with the music of Wagner and Beethoven, conductor Georg Solti enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the orchestral music of Johannes Brahms. Solti's own personal preferences in terms of Brahms, judging based on his performance history, were slanted toward the Haydn Variations, German Requiem, and the concerti, but in the late '70s he undertook a cycle of the symphonies with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Decca London that some expert listeners feel have never been bettered since.
Chicago - Chicago II (Steven Wilson Remix) (1970) {2017, Remastered, Remixed}

Chicago - Chicago II (Steven Wilson Remix) (1970) {2017, Remastered, Remixed}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 412 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock | Rhino #081227941499

The Chicago Transit Authority recorded this double-barreled follow-up to their eponymously titled 1969 debut effort. The contents of Chicago II (1970) underscore the solid foundation of complex jazz changes with heavy electric rock & roll that the band so brazenly forged on the first set. The septet also continued its ability to blend the seemingly divergent musical styles into some of the best and most effective pop music of the era. One thing that had changed was the band's name, which was shortened to simply Chicago to avoid any potential litigious situations from the city of Chicago's transportation department – which claimed the name as proprietary property…
Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Booklet | 328 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 188 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 474 169 - 2

Claudio Abbado was an Italian conductor. One of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, particularly in the music of Gustav Mahler, he served as music director of the La Scala opera house in Milan, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Vienna State Opera, founder and director of Lucerne Festival Orchestra, music director of European Union Youth Orchestra and principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra.

Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 17, 2017
Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)

Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 577 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 215 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 77 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing | Not Now Music #NOT2CD482

Despite stints with Orchestras and duos Peterson loved the trio format best. Touring the world in the early Sixties with Ray Brown on Double Bass and Ed Thigpen on Drums the band settled in Chicago for a week long Residency, subsequently recording a four LP set of their performances. The two recordings here are considered the cream of the crop consisting of compositions from right across the 20th century along with two of Peterson's own, masterful creations. Originally released on Verve Records in 1961.
Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 258 MB | 00:56:41
Classical, Opera | Label: CSO Resound | Release Year: 2016

This new live recording pairs profound works by two of the twentieth century's greatest composers: Arnold Schoenberg and Dmitri Shostakovich. Writer Phillip Huscher describes Schoenberg's Kol Nidre a "stark, strong modernist statement," set to the prayer said on the eve of Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement. Schoenberg, who had fled Europe in 1934, premiered the work in Los Angeles in 1938, one month before the devastating the anti Jewish pogroms of Kristallnacht took place throughout Nazi-Germany. Shostakovich's suite explores similarly weighty concerns, including themes of love, morality, death, and the human spirit through the poetry of the Renaissance master Michelangelo. Although originally conceived to honor the fifth centenary of the artist's birth, Shostakovich's settings became a highly personal testament to concerns the two men shared across the centuries.

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 22, 2016
Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 kb/s
Genre: Soul | Label: Immortal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 26 May 2008 | Runtime: 59 min. | 3,71GB (DVD5)

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Think," "The House That Jack Built," and several others earned her the title "Lady Soul," which she has worn uncontested ever since.