Music For Orgies

Patrick Messina, Fabrizio Chiovetta & Pierre Lenert - Schumann: Music for Clarinet (2017)

Patrick Messina, Fabrizio Chiovetta & Pierre Lenert - Schumann: Music for Clarinet
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:44 min | 178 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The clarinetist Patrick Messina and the pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta invite us to a journey through Schumann's poetic universe, from romance to fantasy and to tale. What better way to convey the inexpressible imagination of a composer who never choses between sounds and words than the intimacy of chamber music and the mellow timbre of the clarinet ? The disc features works that pull the auditor into Robert Schumann's productive years and a transcription made by the artists for the clarinet, the indeal autumnal and lyrical instrument. A duo with the viola player Pierre Lenert enhances the expressive palette of the disc. Besides, they don't forget Clara Schumann whose inspiration happens to communicate with Robert's in this beautiful chamber music program.

Komitas- Armenian Music for Piano (Zemphira Barseghian)  Music

Posted by Aregak at April 25, 2017
Komitas- Armenian Music for Piano (Zemphira Barseghian)

Komitas- Armenian Music for Piano (Zemphira Barseghian)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans (jpg) | 53:10 | 1CD. 176.4 MB
Classical | 1995 | MEG | MEG004

Soghomon Soghomonian, ordained and commonly known as Komitas, (Armenian: Կոմիտաս; 26 September 1869 – 22 October 1935) was an Armenian priest, musicologist, composer, arranger, singer, and choirmaster, who is considered the founder of Armenian national school of music. He is recognized as one of the pioneers of ethnomusicology.
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Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Music For K (1970) {Polskie Nagrania PNCD 922 rel 2004}

Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Music For K (1970) {Polskie Nagrania PNCD 922 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 221 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastering
© 1970, 2004 Polskie Nagrania | PNCD 922
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Trumpet

From the title it's fairly obvious that Stanko is dedicating this work to his former boss and compatriot, the late Kryzsztof Komeda, who had passed a few years before. But it's difficult to believe that this was recorded in 1970. Stanko's quintet was so fully versed in the free jazz aesthetic and pursued to fuse it to the European classicism and avant-gardism of his native Poland. There are five tracks here, all part of a larger suite that is opened and closed by a theme. Stanko's writing is for a large harmonic palette realizable by two saxophones and his own trumpet with a rhythm section.
Konstantia Gourzi - Music for Piano and String Quartet (2014) {ECM New Series 2309}

Konstantia Gourzi - Music for Piano and String Quartet (2014) {ECM New Series 2309}
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© ECM Records | ECM New Series 2309
Classical / Contemporary Classical

Athens-born and Munich-based composer Konstantia Gourzi makes her ECM New Series label debut. “What historical voices commingle in the current idiom of a composer whose cultural roots lie in the birthplace of rhetoric, but who emigrated to take a musical apprenticeship in European constructivism?” asks Ingrid Allwardt in the liner notes.
BSO, Marin Alsop - Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra - Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop - Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra - Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 66:57 minutes | 2.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, one of his greatest works, was written in the United States after the composer was forced to flee Hungary during World War II. It is not only a brilliant display vehicle for each instrumental section but a work of considerable structural ingenuity that unites classical forms and sonorities with the pungency of folk rhythms and harmonies. Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta explores darker moods through a score of marvelously poised symmetry. This release follows Marin Alsop's 'riveting' (Gramophone) Baltimore Symphony recordings of Dvorak's symphonies.
Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Händel: Music for Queen Caroline (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Händel: Music for Queen Caroline (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:08 minutes | 1.38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Queen Caroline was an emblematic female figure of the 18th century: the wife of King George II of England, a woman of great beauty, a champion of science and the arts, Caroline d’Ansbach was also the friend and patroness of Handel. The latter was entrusted with the solemn music composed for the grand ceremonies that marked the reign – be it «The King shall rejoice», given for the King’s coronation, the «Queen Caroline» Te Deum written for her own ascension to the throne, or «The Ways of Zion do mourn» performed at her funeral. This recording brings together, for the first time, three works underlining the strong link between the monarch and his favourite composer. This performance by the complete forces of the choir and orchestra of Les Arts Florissants brings to life these scores which are both flamboyant and brimming over with humanity.
Royal String Quartet - Szymański & Mykietyn: Music for string quartet (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal String Quartet - Szymański & Mykietyn: Music for string quartet (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:41 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The ofcial titles of the works performed here are not helpful: what they conceal are the most extraordinary sound worlds from two composers at the vanguard of the contemporary Polish music scene, and the magicians of the Royal String Quartet summon from their instruments sounds of collective and individual wonder.

Shoror - Armenian Folk Music for Guitar (Iakovos Kolanian)  Music

Posted by Aregak at April 11, 2017
Shoror - Armenian Folk Music for Guitar (Iakovos Kolanian)

Shoror - Armenian Folk Music for Guitar (Iakovos Kolanian) [2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 242.3 MB
Folk, Classical | Label: Pomegranate Music | Catalog Number: 634479032042

With this recording, Iakovos Kolanian sets a new standard in the interpretation and performance of Armenian music in the Classical idiom. What he presents here to the listener is not an ordinary transcription of this material for the classical guitar but, rather, a meditation on these choice Armenian folk tunes that is the fruit of many years of study, reflection and refinement. Owing to an almost instinctive feel for this music, he bestows each individual piece with a unique touch that has been shaped by his solid grounding in the traditions of the Spanish guitar, his devotion to the music of J. S. Bach and, of course, his natural affinity for Komitas. Aside from his breathtaking virtuosity, however, it is ultimately the musical refinement and emotional depth that distinguishes Kolanian's playing. The gems that he has created with this recording deserve to be treasured, and are sure to become a reference, for many years to come. -Kevork Imirzian …
Les Vents Francais - Beethoven: Chamber Music for Winds (2017)

Les Vents Francais - Beethoven: Chamber Music for Winds
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:44 min | 323 MB
Label: Erato - Warner Classics | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

This extra helping of Beethoven’s music for winds comes on the heels of Les Vents Français’s recent triple-CD release Winds & Piano, praised by The Telegraph for “stylistically sure and interpretatively ear-catching” performances, including one of Beethoven’s Op.16 Quintet, which earned the group added plaudits for “astutely balanced and finely observed” playing. This recording offers much more of a good thing, with Beethoven grouping the winds in a variety of smaller combinations.

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 8, 2017
Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978) [Re-Up]

Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1129, 422 821 417-2 | 00:56:31

If Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians is simply described in terms of its materials and organization – 11 chords followed by 11 pieces built on those chords – then it might seem utterly dry and monotonous. The actual music, though, is far from lackluster. When this recording was released in 1978, the impact on the new music scene was immediate and overwhelming. Anyone who saw potential in minimalism and had hoped for a major breakthrough piece found it here. The beauty of its pulsing added-note harmonies and the sustained power and precision of the performance were the music's salient features; and instead of the sterile, electronic sound usually associated with minimalism, the music's warm resonance was a welcome change. Yet repeated listening brought out a subtle and important shift in Reich's conception: the patterns were no longer static repetitions moving in and out of phase with each other, but were now flexible units that grew organically and changed incrementally over the course of the work.