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Posted by pegasus18 at Jan. 12, 2009
iTunes-FLAC 1.0.2

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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.
Ying Quartet, Adam Neiman - Anton Arensky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Quintet (2011) [Repost, New Rip]

Ying Quartet - Anton Arensky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Quintet (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus | # DSL-92143 | Time: 01:17:07

Though a pupil of the great orchestrator Rimsky-Korsakov, and in turn a teacher to the likes of Rachmaninov, Glière, and Scriabin, Anton Arensky himself is a composer often forgotten when contemplating the Russian greats. Productive in many genres, it is perhaps in his chamber music that this unduly neglected composer truly shines. His writing has much of the same textural sophistication and melodic beauty as his close friend, Tchaikovsky. In fact, the theme on which the Second Quartet's Variations are based is drawn from a Tchaikovsky quartet. Performing Arensky's First and Second string quartets, along with the Piano Quintet, is the Ying Quartet. This ensemble's playing is characterized by a surprisingly precise, consistent uniformity of sound and exactness of articulation, making it seem as if a single instrument were playing as opposed to four independent parts. All aspects of their technical execution are polished and refined, which only enhances their equally enjoyable musical effusiveness, rich, deep tone, and understanding of Arensky's scores that casts them in the best possible light.
Antonio Meneses, Víctor Pablo Pérez - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra (1999)

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra (1999)
Antonio Meneses, cello; Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Víctor Pablo Pérez, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Auvidis-Valois | # V 4843 | Time: 01:04:12

These three magnificent works belong in the repertoire of cellists everywhere. They are full of Villa-Lobos’ signature exotic instrumental textures, folk-like melodies, and abundant invention. They are also harder than hell to play, and difficult to balance. Villa-Lobos was a cellist himself, and loved the instrument’s low, dark register. Penetrating his dense orchestration without making the instrument sound like a dying cow is just one of the many challenges facing cellists attempting to come to grips with this marvelously expressive music, though recordings can solve this problem with sensitive microphone placement. Antonio Meneses understands both the music and its performance problems, and his lower register manages to sound gruff without undue signs of bovine distress. He’s helped by some very sensitive accompaniments; Pérez projects the music’s lush timbres without laying it on too thick.
The Glazunov Quartet - Kabalevsky: String quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (1994)

The Glazunov Quartet - Kabalevsky: String quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 66:49 | 314 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Olympia | Catalog: 293

Dmitri Kabalevsky's music can be flippant, dramatic, ruminative or 'functional'; it can also be rhythmically and texturally complex (parts of the Second Quartet presented on this CD), or tuneful and primary-coloured (Third Piano Concerto and The Comedians ballet). And yet Kabalevsky has remained, at least for many Western listeners, something of a musical side-liner, a sort of soft-core Shostakovich whose very amiability vitiates against a more 'serious' reputation.
Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 1 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 746960 2 rel 1988}

Gerry Mulligan - California Concerts Volume 1 (1954) {Pacific Jazz-EMI CDP 746960 2 rel 1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 267 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 119 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 60 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 1988 Pacific Jazz / EMI-Manhattan Records | CDP 746960 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

This CD documents a concert by Gerry Mulligan's Quartet when the baritonist's group featured trumpeter Jon Eardley, bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Chico Hamilton. Half of these ten selections were either previously unissued or only available as part of obscure samplers. The music, comprised of standards, some blues and a few Mulligan originals, is quite enjoyable, swinging lightly and with plenty of interplay between the horns.

V.A. - Mystic & Secret 1-3 (2010-2012)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 24, 2017
V.A. - Mystic & Secret 1-3 (2010-2012)

V.A. - Mystic & Secret 1-3 (2010-2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 2,49 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 919 MB | Covers - 582 MB
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo, New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Magic Records

Era, Bliss, Schiller, Enigma, Secret Garden, Vangelis, Amethystium, Delerium, Yello and many more.
Artur Rubinstein - The Rubinstein Collection (1999) [94-CD Box Set] Part 1: Vol. 01-20 {Combined Repost}

Artur Rubinstein - The Rubinstein Collection (1999) [94-CD Box Set] Part 1: Vol. 01-20
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 5.2 Gb | Scans (PNG/PDF)
RCA Red Seal
Classical, Concerto, Chamber Music, Romantic

The Arthur Rubinstein Collection is a 94-CD set containing 106 hours of music documenting this seminal pianist’s entire recording history.
Buddy Rich - Swingin' New Big Band (1966) {Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 35232 2 1 rel 1995}

Buddy Rich - Swingin' New Big Band (1966) {Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 35232 2 1 rel 1995}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 405 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 149 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1966, 1995 Pacific Jazz / Capitol Records | CDP 7243 8 35232 2 1
Jazz / Bop / Modern Big Band / Mainstream Jazz / Swing

1966 was a most illogical time for anyone to try forming a new big band but Buddy Rich beat the odds. This CD reissues the first album by the Buddy Rich Orchestra, augmenting the original Lp program with nine previously unissued performances from the same sessions. The arrangements (eight by Oliver Nelson along with charts by Bill Holman, Phil Wilson, Jay Corre, Don Rader and others) swing, put the emphasis on the ensembles and primarily feature Corre's tenor although trumpeter Bobby Shew, altoist Pete Yellin, pianist John Bunch and guitarist Barry Zweig are also heard from.
Hong Kong PO, David Atherton - Kurt Weill: Symphonies 1 & 2; Bastille Music (2000)

Kurt Weill - Symphonies 1 & 2; Bastille Music (2000)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Atherton

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Global Music Network | # GMN 100 | Time: 01:08:49

David Atherton made a fine reputation for himself as a contemporary music conductor back in his salad days with the London Sinfonietta, nowhere more so than in his three-disc (now two-CD) set of music by Kurt Weill. He certainly hasn’t lost his magic touch in the intervening years. These performances of the two symphonies sweep the (not very full) board. Swift, lean, incisive, and always exciting, Atherton reveals all of this music’s anger, irony, and bittersweet lyricism without a trace of histrionics or self-indulgence. Indeed, a certain coolness is part of the point too. And so in the marvelous Second Symphony, Atherton catches the neo-classical temper of its outer movements with impeccable wit and grace, making the passionate intensity of the magnificent central slow movement all the more shocking as a result.