Franck Stella

Cappella Pratensis, Stratton Bull - Josquin Desprez: Missa Ave Maris Stella (2014)

Cappella Pratensis, Stratton Bull - Josquin Desprez: Missa Ave Maris Stella (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:16 | 267 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Challenge | Catalog: CC 72632

The Missa Ave Maris Stella, with its lyrically reverential mood and long duo and trio passages, is among Josquin Desprez's most popular masses, and the listener can choose from among recordings by top Renaissance a cappella vocal groups. This one by the Netherlands ensemble Cappella Pratensis presents itself as hyperauthentic. Backed by a booklet essay from Josquin specialist Jennifer Bloxam, the group purports to re-create the practices, discourse, and atmosphere that would have attended a performance of the mass in the papal chapel around the year 1500.
Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10667

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.
Mendelssohn, Franck, List / Ashton - The Dream 2017 [HDTV 1080i]

Mendelssohn, Franck, List / Ashton - The Dream 2017 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 18.4 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 6ch 448kbps | 01:19:08 + 00:33:33 + 01:05:16 | 24.5 GB
Classical, Ballet | ROH | HDTV->TS

Frederick Ashton’s delightful interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic of The Royal Ballet’s repertory.
Mikko Franck & Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France - Ravel & Debussy (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mikko Franck & Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France - Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges - Debussy: L'enfant prodigue (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 88:37 minutes | 1.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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.
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