Digital Performances

Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation

Steve Dixon, "Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation"
English | ISBN: 0262042355 | 2007 | PDF | 832 pages | 9 MB
Jimmy Smith - The Complete Verve Singles (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jimmy Smith - The Complete Verve Singles (2016)
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 02:36:46 h | 3,84 Gb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Verve Reissues | Tracks: 52 | Released: 2016

Jimmy Smith wasn't the first organ player in jazz, but no one had a greater influence with the instrument than he did; Smith coaxed a rich, grooving tone from the Hammond B-3, and his sound and style made him a top instrumentalist in the 1950s and '60s, while a number of rock and R&B keyboardists would learn valuable lessons from Smith's example.
Janacek & Dvorak - Sinfonietta & Symphony From The New World - Anima Eterna Brugge (2015) {Alpha 206 Official Digital Download}

Janacek & Dvorak - Sinfonietta & Symphony From The New World - Anima Eterna Brugge (2015) {Alpha 206 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 360 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 200 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music | Alpha 206
Classical / Romantic / Orchestral / Symphony

Two glorious Czech masterpieces are presented on this 2014 release from Alpha, performed on period instruments by the exceptional Anima Eterna Brugge, directed by Jos van Immerseel. Considering that Antonín Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World" was completed in 1893, and Leos Janácek's Sinfonietta dates from 1926, and the period instruments movement mostly has been concerned with Baroque and Classical era works, original instrumentation might strike some listeners as odd. Yet performances in the late 19th and early 20th centuries called for instruments that differ substantially in construction and tone quality from modern models, and the variety of timbres was much greater with handmade instruments than the homogenized sounds of today's mass-produced woodwinds and brass.
Emmylou Harris - The 70s Studio Album Collection (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Emmylou Harris - The 70s Studio Album Collection (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 222:45 minutes | 8,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, 13-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. This collection transports you back to a time, featuring some of Emmylou's most memorable titles from the 1970s.
Emmylou Harris - The 80s Studio Album Collection (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Emmylou Harris - The 80s Studio Album Collection (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192(44) kHz | Time - 285:59 minutes | 7,43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

Eight of thirteen time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris' best albums from the '80s, featuring: Roses in the Snow, Evangeline, Cimarron, White Shoes, The Ballad of Sally Rose, Thirteen, Angel Band and Bluebird. All of these spectacular 1980's albums made it to onto the U.S. albums chart, ranging from the number 2 spot to number 23.
Miles Davis - Live - Evil (1971/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Miles Davis - Live-Evil (1971/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 101:56 minutes | 2,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Miles Davis' album Live-Evil was originally released in 1971 by Columbia Records. The jazz album is a collection of songs from Davis' live performances spanning throughout 1970. Live-Evil was originally planned to be a follow up to Bitches Brew, however the idea was withdrawn after it became clear that the two albums had little to no semblance.
Various Artists - Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Various Artists - Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 (2016)
Jazz-Pop, Vocal, Swing | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/44.1kHz | 70:06 Min | 876,63 Mb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: RPM Records/Columbia | Tracks: 18 | Released: 2016-12-16

"Tony Bennett Celebrates 90" is an album by Tony Bennett, released by Columbia Records on December 16, 2016. Guest artists include Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, Lady Gaga, k.d. lang, Leslie Odom Jr., Kevin Spacey, Rufus Wainwright, and Stevie Wonder. It will be followed by the television special Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come, set to air on NBC on December 20, 2016.
Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester - Brahms: Serenades (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester - Brahms: Serenades (2015) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.11 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: qobuz

Following the ‘Gramophone Record of the Year’ award-winning set of the Brahms Symphonies, Riccardo Chailly turns his “rare talent for transforming music ripe for rediscovery” to Brahms’s Serenades. This exquisite recording renews these unjustly neglected and rarely performed works in performances of “trademark clarity” (Gramophone Record of the Year 2014) and marks the first Decca recording of these works since Kertesz in 1968.
Guillaume Du Fay - The Tenor Masses (Les messes à teneur) - Cut Circle (2016) {2CD Musiques en Wallonie Digital Download}

Guillaume Du Fay - The Tenor Masses (Les messes à teneur) - Cut Circle, Jesse Rodin (2016) {2CD Musiques en Wallonie Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 673 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 325 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Musiques en Wallonie | MEW1577-1578
Classical / Renaissance / Choral / Chamber Music / Sacred Vocal Music / Masses / Passions / Requiems

What did it mean for Guillaume Du Fay (ca. 1397-1474), chameleon-like expert in every musical genre of his day, to compose four settings of the Mass Ordinary toward the end of his life? Looking back from the vantage point of the next generation, when the polyphonic mass reigned supreme, it might be tempting to interpret these works as a self-conscious summa of Du Fay’s career – an achievement akin to Haydn’s London Symphonies or Beethoven’s late string quartets. On a purely musical level these comparisons are apt. Each mass stakes out unique musical terrain; they are often strikingly experimental; and the entire set is shimmeringly beautiful from beginning to end, revealing a composer at the height of his powers.
Berliner Philharmoniker under Karl Böhm - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35-41 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker under Karl Böhm - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35-41 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.84GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Deutsche Grammophon

These performances come from the first ever complete set of the Mozart symphonies, dating from the 1960s, and they still represent 'big orchestra' Mozart at its most congenial. The contrast here between Bohm's sparkling Mozart, both elegant and vigorous, and the much smoother view taken by Karajan with the same orchestra, works almost entirely in Bohm's favour. Interpretatively, these are performances very much of their time, with exposition repeats the exception (as in the first movement of No. 40) and with Minuets taken at what now seem lumbering speeds. Yet slow movements flow easily, and finales bounce along infectiously. Consistently they convey the happy ease of Bohm in Mozart, even if the recording is beefy by today's standards, not as transparent as one now expects in this repertory, whether on modern or period instruments.