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Jon Hopkins - How I Live Now (OST) (2013)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 21, 2018
Jon Hopkins - How I Live Now (OST) (2013)

Jon Hopkins - How I Live Now (OST) (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Modern Classical, Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Just Music (TAO 056)

How I Live Now is the big screen adaptation of the award-winning young adult novel by Meg Rosoff, directed by acclaimed Academy Award winning director Kevin McDonald (The Last King Of Scotland, Marley). The original soundtrack is scored by Jon Hopkins, composer, producer and longterm collaborator of Brian Eno and Coldplay. Featuring some of his darkest, most nihilistic work to date, the score is built from two contrasting elements - atonal, sub-terrestrial drones with a backbone of pounding rhythms, and sublimely pastoral acoustic piano. These two opposing musical forces guide the viewer through the film, by turns disturbing and beautifully meditative. The centrepiece of the score is the track The Hawk, a timeless and heartbreaking theme that recurs throughout the film.
Harry Nilsson - Son of Schmilsson (1972/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Harry Nilsson - Son of Schmilsson (1972/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:08 minutes | 772 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Emboldened by a huge hit and hanging with Lennon and Ringo, Harry Nilsson was ready to let it all go when it came time to record a follow-up to Nilsson Schmilsson. The very title of Son of Schmilsson implies that it's a de facto sequel to its smash predecessor but, as always with Nilsson, don't take everything at face value. Yes, he's back with producer Richard Perry and he's working from the same gleefully melodic, polished pop/rock territory as before, but this is an incredibly schizoid record, an album by an enormously gifted musician deciding that, since he's already going unhinged, he might as well indulge himself while he's at it. And, wow, are the results ever worth it.
Lightnin' Hopkins - The Complete Prestige / Bluesville Recordings (7CD Box Set) (1991) (Repost)

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Complete Prestige / Bluesville Recordings (7CD Box Set) (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 2,30 Gb | 08:16:20 | Scans included
Texas Blues | Country: USA | Label: Prestige Bluesville ‎– 7PCD-4406-2

This is a seven-CD box set that repackages all 11 LPs that Lightnin' Hopkins recorded for Bluesville and Prestige during the first half of the 1960s: Last Night Blues, Lightnin', Blues in My Bottle, Walkin' This Road By Myself, Lightnin' and Co., Smokes Like Lightning, Hootin' the Blues, Goin' Away, Down Home Blues, Soul Blues and My Life in the Blues. The very prolific Hopkins (who was never loyal to any one label) also recorded for Candid, Arhoolie, Fire and Vee Jay during the period! The bulk of My Life in the Blues is actually a lengthy and rather historic interview that Samuel Charters conducted with Hopkins. A special bonus of the set is 13 often exciting tracks from a previously unissued concert at the Swarthmore College Folk Festival. The music throughout the box covers quite a variety of moods and subject matter (with Hopkins being unaccompanied on 34 of the tracks) and definitively sums up the veteran bluesman's later period.

Leigh Stephens - Red Weather (1969) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 18, 2014
Leigh Stephens - Red Weather (1969) [Reissue 2005]

Leigh Stephens - Red Weather (1969) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 91 Mb | Scans | 38:24
Akarma | AK 059
Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Psych

Red Weather was the first solo project from the lead guitarist of Blue Cheer. Originally released on the Phillips/Mercury label in 1969, the album immediately became a favorite on the underground music scene and established Stevens as a solo act. The music on Red Weather was dramatically different than that of Blue Cheer, with a well structured psychedelic sound like Quicksilver or the Grateful Dead rather than the sledgehammer hard rock sound of his former band. Recorded in England at the Trident Studios with the help of Nicky Hopkins on keyboards, drummer Mick Waller from the Jeff Beck Group, and Kevin Westlake from Blossom Toes, the album was hailed as a masterpiece by many British rock fans but was equally dismissed by Blue Cheer fans.

Tchaikovsky, Liszt - First Piano Concertos - Alice Sara Ott (2010)  Music

Posted by Goodspeed at Feb. 18, 2018
Tchaikovsky, Liszt - First Piano Concertos - Alice Sara Ott (2010)

Tchaikovsky, Liszt - First Piano Concertos - Alice Sara Ott (2010)
EAC+LOG+CUE | Flac (image) | Size: 214 MB | Artwork 56 MB @ 600dpi | TT: 54:47 | recovery: 5%
Genre: Classical | Int. Release: 17 Sep. 2010 | Catalog #: 0289 477 8779 2

What makes these performances stand out is Ott's thoughtful approach to both concertos, eschewing empty display and bringing weight, detail and a range of colours to the solo parts.
Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra & selections from Passages (2004) (Repost)

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra & selections from Passages (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:49 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orange Mountain Music | Catalog: OMM0011

This disc of Philip Glass' Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra is among the first wave of releases from Orange Mountain Music, a label started by Kurt Munkacsi and Don Christensen out of their attempt to archive the master tapes of Glass' music. Most of the releases slated to appear are of older recordings, including many that have not been heard before. But the Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra dates only from 2000 and was recorded in 2002.

Teach Yourself to Play Piano: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 16, 2018
Teach Yourself to Play Piano: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners

Teach Yourself to Play Piano: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners by Hal Leonard Corp.
English | July 1st, 2004 | ASIN: B00FJ6E6MS, ISBN: 0634069799 | 50 pages | EPUB | 1.82 MB

(Keyboard Instruction). This easy-to-understand book will get you playing right away and at your own pace, in the comfort of your home! Teach Yourself to Play Piano covers everything from the basics of hand position and good posture to playing melodies and songs. By the end of the book, you'll be able to play hands together, using a combination of whole, half, quarter and eighth notes and their respective rests.
Krystian Zimerman, Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle - Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto & Symphony No. 2 (2015) [24/96]

Krystian Zimerman, Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle - Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto & Symphony No. 2 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:17 minutes | 838 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This album follows up Krystian Zimerman and Sir Simon Rattle’s award winning DG recording of Brahm’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto, written in 1988, is dedicated to Krystian Zimerman and was presented by him the first time to audiences in Salzburg in the same year.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (2012) 3CDs [Repost]

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (2012) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 576 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 499 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10720(3) | Time: 03:33:50

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is starting a complete, chronological survey of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, to run parallel with his complete Haydn sonatas series. This first box set covers the sonatas composed in the 1790s. Two further volumes, of middle and late sonatas respectively, will follow in 2013 and 2014. Each three-disc box set in the series will be available as the price of two CDs. In a recent cover feature in International Piano, Michael Church spoke with the pianist about the new project and reported: ‘For Bavouzet, the particular pleasure of coming to Beethoven after Haydn lies in the fact that although their basic harmonic language is roughly the same, in Beethoven’s scores the dynamics are clearly indicated, especially where they seem completely independent of the music’s so-called natural harmonic tensions.’ Bavouzet added: ‘The accents are in exactly the wrong place, and that’s what creates his music’s excitement. I am so happy to have these two streams of my work running side by side for the next few years.’

Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 15, 2018
Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)

Murray Perahia - Beethoven: Piano sonatas (2018)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:52 | 183 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4798353

Living legend of the piano Murray Perahia records two benchmark sonatas by Beethoven for the first time in his career. Long renowned for his performances of this composer, Perahia’s brand new recording pairs together two of the most radically ground-breaking of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, in a release that is sure to be a crown jewel of the Beethoven discography.