Sinfonia

Perttu Kivilaakso, Jyväskylä Sinfonia & Ville Matvejeff - Olli Virtaperko: Romer's Gap – 3 Concertos (2017)

Perttu Kivilaakso, Jyväskylä Sinfonia & Ville Matvejeff - Olli Virtaperko: Romer's Gap – 3 Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:27 min | 362 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

This exciting new release of contemporary music includes three new concertos by Finnish composer Olli Virtaperko (b. 1973). The concertos are combining multiple styles from Baroque to prog jazz as well as different performance practices. Romers Gap is a concerto for electrically amplified cello featuring as soloist Perttu Kivilaakso, best known as lead cellist in the multi-million selling rock band Apocalyptica. Ambrosian Delights is a concerto for the knifonium, a vacuum-tube-based analogue synthesiser created by Jonte Knif.
Bergen Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia antartica, Concerto for 2 Pianos & 4 Last Songs (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:00 | 179 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

This is the eagerly awaited final volume in our historic series of Vaughan Williams’s Symphonies, started about twenty-five years ago by the late Richard Hickox, and recently continued by that other expert in British repertoire, Sir Andrew Davis.
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Sinfonia n.7 in Mi Maggiore (1990)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Sinfonia n.7 in Mi Maggiore (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 243.14 Mb | 68:54 | Scans included
Symphony | Label: Hunt, Arkadia (HUNTCD 721)

Josef Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer best known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies.
David Atherton, London Symphony Orchestra - Panufnik: Sinfonia Mistica, Sinfonia di Sfere (2006) (Repost)

David Atherton, London Symphony Orchestra - Panufnik: Sinfonia Mistica, Sinfonia di Sfere (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 191.53 Mb | 53:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Explore Records (EXP0014)

Inspiration, a word much loved by Romantic novelists writing about composers, would be regarded with some scepticism by the composers themselves. When we say a work is inspired it is a verdict on the music, not a description of the state of mind of the composer; thus the image of Handel composing his Messiah in a mystical frenzy is spoiled by reality — which has him foraging among the manuscripts of Italian love-duets written the previous year for music that could easily be converted into choruses. it is preferable to use the word “stimulus". Debussy’s imagination was stimulated by the sea to write La Mer, Beethoven was stimulated by the concepts of Brotherhood of Man and of Joy to write the Ninth Symphony. Bach was stimulated by the idea of writing pieces in the 24 available major and minor keys, so much so that he did it twice over in the 48 Preludes and Fugues.
Otto Klemperer, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Mahler: Sinfonia n.2 in Do minore 'Resurrezione' (1989)

Otto Klemperer, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Mahler: Sinfonia n.2 in Do minore 'Resurrezione' (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 326.42 Mb | 79:49 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: Hunt

Otto Nossan Klemperer (14 May 1885 – 6 July 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century. Otto Klemperer was born in Breslau, Silesia Province, then in Germany (now Wrocław, Poland), as a son of Nathan Klemperer, a native of Prague, Bohemia (today's Czech Republic). His parents were Jewish. Klemperer studied music first at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, and later at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin under James Kwast and Hans Pfitzner. He followed Kwast to three institutions and credited him with the whole basis of his musical development. In 1905, he met Gustav Mahler while conducting the off-stage brass at a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection. He also made a piano reduction of the second symphony. The two men became friends, and Klemperer became conductor at the German Opera in Prague in 1907 on Mahler's recommendation. Mahler wrote a short testimonial, recommending Klemperer, on a small card which Klemperer kept for the rest of his life. Later, in 1910, Klemperer assisted Mahler in the premiere of his Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand.

Sinfonia Varsovia - 39'45 Volume 2 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 22, 2017
Sinfonia Varsovia - 39'45 Volume 2 (2017)

Sinfonia Varsovia - 39'45 Volume 2 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:54 | 119 MB
Label: WM Poland

On 39'45 vol. 2, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra - under the baton of the Italian conductor Renato Rivolta - present works composed during the war in occupied Warsaw. The album contains works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Stefan Kisielewski and the world premiere recording of Pieta. On the smouldering ruins of Warsaw by Ludomir Różycki.
Raphael Wallfisch, City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer - Antonio Vivaldi: Complete Cello Concertos, Vol. 1-4 (1995) 4CD

Antonio Vivaldi - Cello Concerti, Volume 1-4 (1995) 4CDs
Raphael Wallfisch, cello; City of London Sinfonia; Nicholas Kraemer, director & harpsichord

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 570 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550907-8.550910 | Time: 03:57:58

Naxos intend to record Vivaldi’s entire orchestral corpus, and Raphael Wallfisch’s integral four-disc survey of the 27 cello concertos inaugurates this visionary, though plainly Herculean undertaking. Soloist and orchestra employ modern instruments; director Nicholas Kraemer contends that authentic protocols can be ably met by contemporary ensembles and, in articulation, style and ornamentation, these pristine, engaging readings have little to fear from period practitioners. Wallfisch’s pointed, erudite and spirited playing is supported with enlightened restraint by the CLS, directed from either harpsichord or chamber organ by Kraemer, whose sensitive continuo team merits high praise throughout. Without exception, these Concertos adopt an orthodox fast-slow-fast three-movement format. Wallfisch, dutifully observant in matters of textual fidelity, plays outer movements with verve, energy and lucidity, such that high-register passagework, an omnipresent feature of these works, is enunciated with the pin-sharp focus of Canaletto’s images of 18th-century Venice, which adorn the covers of these issues.
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 5, Sinfonia Concertante (2016)

Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 5, Sinfonia Concertante (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:54 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | Catalog: HC15042

Frank Peter Zimmermann demonstrates his love for the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in his second installment of the violin concertos on Hänssler Classic. The Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 211, the Turkish-flavored Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, and the Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K. 364 complete the series and make a satisfying program, while Zimmermann's polished and lively playing complements his fine work on the first volume.
Westminster Cathedral Choir, London Sinfonia; James O'Donnell - Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Mass; Canticum Sacrum (1991)

Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Mass; Canticum Sacrum (1991)
Westminster Cathedral Choir; City of London Sinfonia; James O'Donnell, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66437 | Time: 01:07:58

Here's a Symphony of Psalms that successfully captures the spirit and letter of the work–reverence, jubilation, and celebration, as well as specifics of orchestral color and texture. Boys' voices–supposedly Stravinsky's original choice–contribute their share to the bright choral timbre, an effect that works very well. We also get first-rate performances of the Mass and the rarely recorded Canticum sacrum.
Al Di Meola - Morocco Fantasia: World Sinfonia Live with Special Guests (2017) {in-akustik INAK 9132 CD rec 2009}

Al Di Meola - Morocco Fantasia: World Sinfonia Live with Special Guests (2017) {in-akustik INAK 9132 CD rec 2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 434 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 in-akustik | INAK 9132 CD
Jazz / World Music / Latin Jazz / Jazz Rock / Fusion / Guitar

A high point of the Moroccan music festival is without doubt the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco. Al Di Meola’s fantastic appearance in 2009 also represented a summit of different cultures and religions – Al Di Meola (guitar), Peo Alfonsi (2nd guitar), Fausto Beccalossi (accordion), Gumbi Ortiz (percussion), Victor Miranda (bass), Peter Kaszas (drums), and with special guests from Morocco, Said Chraibi (oud), Abdellah Meri (violin) and Tarik Ben Ali (percussion). On his third trip to Morocco, the public gave this exceptional guitarist a rousing reception and showed ist openness towards Western music – and Al Di Meola wowed the audience with a special repertoire.