Lobos

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.
Heitor Villa-Lobos - The Complete Choros & Bachianas Brasileiras (2009) {7CD Set BIS-CD-1830-32 rec 1995-2008}

Heitor Villa-Lobos - The Complete Choros & Bachianas Brasileiras (2009) {7CD Set BIS-CD-1830-32 rec 1995-2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.11 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.20 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 108 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995-2008, 2009 BIS Records AB | BIS-CD-1830-32
Classical / Orchestral / Vocal Music / Chamber Music

Here's an easy call: these are the finest recordings of these works currently available. In reviewing the individual releases, I had perhaps one small reservation concerning the disc containing Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4, but this evaporates in the face of the achievement as a whole. Both cycles, the Bachianas Brasileiras and the Choros, constitute two of the most original, colorful, and enjoyable collections of works by any 20th-century composer. They belong in every serious record collection, and they have never been so consistently well performed and recorded. At last, Villa-Lobos' compatriots have managed to do his quirky genius full justice. The excellent disc of solo guitar music makes a fine and thoughtful bonus, and at seven discs for the price of three, you'd have to be insane not to grab this set immediately.
Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo & Isaac Karabtchevsky - Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo & Isaac Karabtchevsky - Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:15 min | 335 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Heitor Villa-Loboss first two symphonies take the European tradition head-on, absorbing French models prevalent in Brazil in the early 20th century. The confident swagger of the First Symphony is characteristic of Villa-Loboss Brazilianness, while the cyclical Second Symphony filters myriad influences including the music of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy and Puccini. Its slow movement heralds the affecting melodic content that would later become the trademark of the Bachianas Brasileiras [Naxos 8.557460-72]. This is the sixth and final volume of an acclaimed complete edition of Villa-Loboss symphonies in which Karabtchevsky leads the way (Gramophone).
Evgeny Svetlanov, Natalya Gerasimova - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Florestas do Amazonas (1996)

Evgeny Svetlanov, Natalya Gerasimova - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Florestas do Amazonas (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 292.33 Mb + 17.78 Mb (Scans) | 69:43
Classical | Country: Russia | Label: Russian Disc (RDCD 00530)

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887—1959), a Brazilian composer, was the first South American composer who has become world-famous. He was also a pianist and a teacher. He left prolific output, including 6 operas, 5 ballets, 12 symphonies, an Operetta, 17 string quartets, a lot of chamber music for various instruments, songs etc., written in varied styles but frequently with pronounced ‘national' flavour. He composed 14 works called "Choros" for various combinations (some including Brazilian native instruments), explaining the title as synthesizing different modalities of Brazilian, South American Indian and popular music, and having for principal elements rhythm and any typical melody of popular character'. His 'Bachianas Brasileiras' are supposed evocations of Bach in a Brazilian spirit.
Anna Moffo - Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - Villa-Lobos: Bachianas No.5 - Rachmaninov: Vocalise [2003]

Anna Moffo - Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne - Villa-Lobos: Bachianas No.5 - Rachmaninov: Vocalise
(American Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski) [2003]

EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 173 MB
Classical | Label: AQUARIUS | Catalog Number: AQVR 169-2 | TT: 41:22

A lot has been said about Anna Moffo's early vocal decline and mismanaged carreer but let's not forget what a lovely singer she was in her prime. This recital from the early 1970's let us hear "late Moffo" though she was not yet 40. There is a slight hoarseness and unsteadiness in the voice that was not present in earlier recordings but it is still by any means a beautiful instrument used with skill. This recital also reminds us what a verstatile artist she was - she sings arias from the italian bel canto and verismo repertoire, french lyric and also german operettas and she passes from one to the other with considerable naturalness, ease and charm..
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.
Andre Kostelanetz - Plays Music Of Villa-Lobos & Conducts Music From Spain (1974) [Reissue 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

André Kostelanetz - Plays Music Of Villa-Lobos & Conducts Music From Spain (1974) [Reissue 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 76:45 minutes | Scans included | 3,45 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,51 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Vocalion # CDLK 4594
Dúo Villa-Lobos - Bogdanović, Zenamon, Assad, Ourkouzonov & Guevara: Music for Cello & Guitar (2017)

Dúo Villa-Lobos - Bogdanović, Zenamon, Assad, Ourkouzonov & Guevara: Music for Cello & Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:41 min | 240 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

In recent years a number of composers have explored the tonal chemistry of timbre and texture offered by the ensemble of cello and guitar. The examples here, from South America and Eastern Europe, are among the most ambitious and technically demanding yet to have been written. Vivacious Latin-American rhythms, such as the Milonga and Chacarera, are explored by Edwin Guevara, while the Bulgarian Atanas Ourkouzounov creates an aura of indigenous folk culture in Tanzologia. Both lyricism and rhythmic dynamism suffuse Dušan Bogdanović’s Quatre pièces intimes.
Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo & Isaac Karabtchevsky - Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 8, 9 & 11 (2017)

Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo & Isaac Karabtchevsky - Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 8, 9 & 11
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:31 min | 329 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

By the 1940s Heitor Villa-Lobos was widely recognised as Latin America’s greatest composer. Working in the United States gave him new perspectives, and his later symphonies move away from the folk influences and exotic effects of works written in the 1920s and 30s, such as the Bachianas Brasileiras, towards more concise, sometimes neo-classical, models. The Eighth and Ninth share a transparent lightness of touch while the Eleventh, described as a work of ‘immediate charm’, is the perfect introduction to the later work of Villa-Lobos.

Tex - Los lobos rojos  Comics

Posted by Coda at May 31, 2017
Tex - Los lobos rojos

Tex - Los lobos rojos
Aleta Ediciones, 2012 | Spanish | CBR | 338 páginas | 262 MB
Mauro Boselli: Guionista, Alfonso Font: Dibujante

Editorial: Han recibido el bautismo como guerreros el mismo día. Son un cheyenne y un pawnee y, por tanto, enemigos irreconciliables. Sin embarto, a Golpe Valiente y a Caballo Blanco, pues estos son sus nombres, les une un idéntico sentido del honor y del coraje.