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Mikko Franck - Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges - Debussy: L'enfant prodigue (Live) (2017)

Mikko Franck & Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France - Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges - Debussy: L'enfant prodigue (Live)
Classical, Orchestral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 88:37 min | 382 MB
Label: Erato - Warner Classics | Tracks: 35 | Rls.date: 2017

Recorded live in Paris, two contrasting music dramas on the theme of an errant child, written by two supreme French composers and performed by a starry line-up of francophone singers. Mikko Franck, in his role as Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducts Debussy’s L’Enfant prodigue, starring Roberto Alagna and Karina Gauvin, and Ravel’s L'Enfant et les sortilèges, with Nathalie Stutzmann and Sabine Devieilhe among the singers surrounding Chloé Briot in the role of the Child.

Jimmy Somerville - Live And Acoustic At Stella Polaris (2016)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 19, 2017
Jimmy Somerville - Live And Acoustic At Stella Polaris (2016)

Jimmy Somerville - Live And Acoustic At Stella Polaris (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:39:45 | 289 Mb
Acoustic, Pop, New Wave | Label: Strike Force Entertainment

Jimmy Somerville performed a unique one-off special acoustic set in the summer of 2015 at the famous Stella Polaris festival in Denmark with many of his well-known songs re-imagined. This souvenir release marks the very first time that a solo Jimmy Somerville live release has been made commercially available. The power of Jimmy's voice is evident in these inventive, all new acoustic arrangements of songs drawn from the full breadth of Jimmy's 30 year plus career including his breakthrough singles 'Smalltown Boy' and 'Why?' with Bronski Beat, his UK number one single 'Don't Leave Me This Way' with the Communards and two undisputed highlights, 'Some Wonder' and 'Back To Me' from his recent album 'Homage' - his authentic celebration of the sound of the disco era. Jimmy's vocal range and dexterity is breathtaking and his backing band and singers blend incredibly into a soulful re-working of hits and favourite tracks from his extensive songbook. All in all, Jimmy is a performer and an artist at the pinnacle of his talents and demonstrably determined to have, and to give, a good time to his legions of loyal fans.
Cesar Franck - Symphony In D Minor - Symphonic Variations (Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Jorge Bolet) (1987)

Cesar Franck - Symphony In D Minor - Symphonic Variations (Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Jorge Bolet) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 345 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 255 mb
Classical | Label: London Records 417 487-2

The most brilliant of Belgian composer César Franck's compositions were written during the final decade of his life; the Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra, the famous Violin Sonata, the D major String Quartet, and, perhaps most important, the Symphony in D minor are all the products of a single, remarkable five-year period. The Symphony, by no means an immediate success with critics or audiences, has nevertheless become so fused with the popular image of César Franck that it is nearly impossible to think of him without also thinking of this 40-minute orchestral juggernaut.

Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 4, 2017
Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)

Elke Völker - Franck: …avant César Franck
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:12 min | 281 MB
Label: Aeolus | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

We continue our successful collaboration with the german organist Elke Völker. Her new recording, however, is not dedicated to the composer Karg-Elert, but to César Franck!

Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 27, 2017
Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)

Elke Völker - Franck: …avant César Franck (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:18 | 180 MB
Label: Aeolus | Release Year: 2017

"Caesar Franck before Caesar Franck," allow one legitimately to ask what this means. Simple, reader friend: these are pieces of organ that the master wrote in his first maturity, before his final language developed as found in his Symphony, his great works for piano or his Sonata For violin and piano. Most of these works for organ were not published during his lifetime but only around 1905 by his son, some even rediscovered here a few years. It is therefore well Franck organist famous before Franck famous composer who is presented here, knowing that every organist of good quality has to write and improvise for his instrument; And that even before himself, Franck was already seriously exploring Franck's style. Elke Völker plays an impressive Cavaillé-Coll, the neo-gothic basilica Notre-Dame de Bonsecours near Rouen; The instrument was inaugurated in 1857, precisely the period at which Franck wrote these works.
Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin - Cesar Franck: Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy: String Quartet (2016)

César Franck - Piano Quintet; Claude Debussy - String Quartet (2016)
Takács String Quartet; Marc-André Hamelin, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68061 | Time: 01:02:23 | Booklet included

Franck’s Piano Quintet and Debussy’s String Quartet make an apt and unusual coupling, each work its composer’s only, unsurpassable, contribution to the genre. Both receive authoritative performances from Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet.
Arabella Steinbacher & Robert Kulek - Cesar Franck & Richard Strauss (2014) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Arabella Steinbacher & Robert Kulek - Cesar Franck & Richard Strauss (2014)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 450dpi | 2.84GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 450dpi | 1.04GB + 5% Recovery

Violinist Arabella Steinbacher and pianist Robert Kulek continue their great collaboration with a new PENTATONE release, the recording of Cesar Franck’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in A, which joins Richard Strauss’ Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 18. While Franck’s violin sonata is epic in character, Strauss’ work is full of jovial energy, hope and anticipation. This fusion of elements brilliantly demonstrates the synergy between Steinbacher and Kulek, something we have witnessed during their recital performances over the past few years.
César Franck: Symphony / Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka - CSO, BSO, Monteux (2005) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

César Franck: Symphony / Igor Stravinsky: Pétrouchka
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Monteux
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,00 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,28 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-67897-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, recorded 1959/1961
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…An amazing SACD. As interpretations, both of these are in a class of their own, the Franck having strong claims of being the best ever performance of this greatest French late romantic orchestral work. Almost certainly they will never be equalled let alone bettered on SACD." ~SA-CD.net

Franck Thilliez, "Gataca"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Feb. 4, 2016
Franck Thilliez, "Gataca"

Franck Thilliez, "Gataca"
Publisher: Audiolib | 2011 | ISBN: 2356412913 | French | MP3 128 Kbps | Lenght: 18:18:32 | 893.9 Mb

Une jeune spécialiste de l’évolution est retrouvée morte dans l'une des cages d’un laboratoire qui étudie les primates…

Franck Thilliez, "La chambre des morts"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Jan. 31, 2016
Franck Thilliez, "La chambre des morts"

Franck Thilliez, "La chambre des morts"
Publisher: Sixtrid | 2012 | French | MP3 128 Kbps | Lenght: 09:14:00 | 492.9 Mb

En pleine nuit, au milieu de nulle part, un homme surgit et se fait renverser. A ses côtés, un sac rempli de billets. Voleur ? Trafiquant ? Peu importe. Deux millions d'euros, là, à portée de main. Aucun témoin. …