Danish Delights

Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Marcus Creed - The Secret Mass: Choral Works by Frank Martin & Bohuslav Martinů (2018)

Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Marcus Creed - The Secret Mass: Choral Works by Frank Martin & Bohuslav Martinů (2018)
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 277 MB
Label: OUR Recordings | Tracks: 15 | Time: 64:07 min

For their latest release, the Grammy-Nominated, ECHO Award-winning Danish National Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Marcus Creed have selected a program showcasing the works of two less familiar 20th century masters: Frank Martin and Bohuslav Martinu. Beyond the similarity of their surnames there is little in common between the two men. For Swiss-born Martin, his musical breakthrough came early in life when he heard a performance of Bachs St. Matthew Passion.
Danish National Chamber Orchestra & Hannu Koivula - Holmboe: The Chamber Concertos & Sinfonias (2018)

Danish National Chamber Orchestra & Hannu Koivula - Holmboe: The Chamber Concertos & Sinfonias (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 1.61 ПB
Label: Dacapo | Tracks: 56 | Time: 379:10 min

Danish composer and teacher Vagn Holmboe was born into a merchant family of amateur musicians. Vagn began formal music training at 14, before attending the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen at the age of 16. He composed around 370 pieces in all. Vagn Holmboe worked throughout his life to distill his own ideas and cut out the unnecessary.

Batagraf - Delights of decay (2018)  Music

Posted by aasana at April 4, 2018
Batagraf - Delights of decay (2018)

Batagraf - Delights of decay (feat. Mathias Eick, Trygve Seim, Snorre Bjerck, Helge Andreas Norbakken & Jon Balke) (2018)
instrumental, world, jazz, experimental | 38:15 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 166 MB
Label: Jazzland Recordings

Batagraf is a stellar ensemble led by Jon Balke, creating percussive explorations and interrogations of words and moods. Previously described by Balke as a “private research forum” rather than a fixed “band”, this has certainly proven to be the case, as the ensemble members have varied from one release to the next. Founded in 2003, “Delights of decay” marks their 15th anniversary. The debut, “Statements” (ECM, 2005) and its follow-up, “Say and Play” (ECM, 2011) have revealed Jon Balke, Helge Andreas Norbakken and Snorre Bjerck as the core membership, as well as clearly illustrating the evolution of ideas and concepts within the project framework as a whole.
Danish National SO, Michael Schonwandt - Klenau: Symphony No. 9 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Michael Schønwandt - Klenau: Symphony No.9 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 88:39 minutes | 1,59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Paul von Klenau's (1883-1946) grandiose Ninth Symphony in eight movements was composed in Copenhagen 1945 as his last major work; an extraordinary fusion of a Requiem with Latin text and a traditional symphony for orchestra, choir and four soloists. The manuscript then lay unknown for more than fifty years until it appeared in the 2001 discovery of a large collection of Klenau manuscripts in Vienna, and not until March 2014 after a thorough editing by The Royal Library in Copenhagen did it receive its first performance by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Schønwandt. This world premiere recording presents the full symphony; a magnificent opus of both tonal, atonal and even twelve-tone passages, very far removed from the style that predominated in the post-Nielsen Danish music of the 1940s.
Christoph Poppen, Danish National Symphony Orchestra - Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 & 2 (2013) [24/96]

Christoph Poppen, Danish National Symphony Orchestra -
Søren Nils Eichberg: Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 & 2 (2013)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 57:40 minutes | 816 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Danish-German composer Søren Nils Eichberg is the first composer in residence in the history of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. This disc presents the premiere recordings of his Symphony No. 1, the large-scale doomsday vision “Stürzten wir uns ins Feuer” (2006), and of his Symphony No. 2 “Before Heaven, before Earth” (2010), that was first performed by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and concludes an explosive phase of creativity in the young composer.
Guido Balestracci, Les Basses Réunies & Bruno Cocset - Hume: "Harke, Harke!" Lyra Violls Humors & Delights (2014) [24/96]

Guido Balestracci, Les Basses Réunies & Bruno Cocset - Hume: "Harke, Harke!" Lyra Violls Humors & Delights (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:15 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

With this new recording, Bruno Cocset’s Les Basses Réunies propose a journey back to 17th-century England, centring on the work of Tobias Hume, an emblematic musician of the viola da gamba and, more precisely, the lyra violl. This exploration in terms of music as much as of sound, presents three instruments that have just come from the hands of instrument-maker Charles Riché (seconded by Friederike Dangel). A distinguished guest, the talented Italian gambist Guido Balestracci, plays a selection of solo pieces by the famous soldier composer.

L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 24, 2018
L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home [Audiobook]

L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home [Audiobook] by David Lebovitz
English | November 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B074SZVLQV | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 51 mins | 298.45 MB
Narrator: Graham Halstead

Best-selling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving expat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes.
Concerto Copenhagen, Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Gade: Erlkönigs Tochter (2018)

Concerto Copenhagen, Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Gade: Erlkönigs Tochter (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 187 MB
Label: Dacapo | Tracks: 11 | Time: 42:29 min

Elverskud (The Elf-King's Daughter) is a dramatic cantata from 1854, based on Danish medieval ballads. It became one of Niels W. Gade's greatest successes,not only in his native Denmark, but throughout Europe, where Elverskud was performed several hundred times, often conducted by Gade himself. Gade was especially admired in Germany, and on this album Elverskudis not only played on period instruments for the first time, but is also sung for the first time with the German text that brought the work international fame.

Mother & Baby India - February 2018  Magazines

Posted by Pulitzer at Feb. 1, 2018
Mother & Baby India - February 2018

Mother & Baby India - February 2018
English | 100 pages | True PDF | 27.3 MB
The Royal Danish Orchestra, Thomas Søndergård - Poul Ruders: Kafka’s Trial (2006)

The Royal Danish Orchestra, Thomas Søndergård - Poul Ruders: Kafka’s Trial (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:05:17 | 498 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Dacapo | Catalog: 8.226042-43

Although it is an unfinished and in many ways defective novel, Franz Kafka's The Trial has fascinated readers for more than 80 years. Several attempts have been made to film it – notably, by director Orson Welles – and also to turn it into an opera. Danish composer Poul Ruders is the latest but probably not the last person to do so. His librettist is Paul Bentley, who also provided Ruders with an excellent libretto for his compelling operatic version of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.