Solid Works 2015

The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton - Eriks Esenvalds: Northern Lights & Other Choral Works (2015)

Ēriks Ešenvalds - Northern Lights & Other Choral Works (2015)
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge; Stephen Layton, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Сontemporary Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68083 | Time: 01:07:46

The intensely practical choral music of the young Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds is steadily gaining appreciation across the world. The works on this new album owe their genesis to commissions from the United States, England and northern Europe and encompass ethereal expressions of uniquely arctic phenomena (listen for wine glasses turned—and tuned—to wondrously simple but devastating effect within the choral texture), American ballads and several works in the ‘Anglican tradition’, the fruits of the composer’s recent residency at Trinity College Cambridge. Trinity College Choir Cambridge here returns the compliment, as it were, with superlative performances of these varied and engaging works, all recorded under the watchful eye of the composer and conductor Stephen Layton.
David Tanenbaum - Sofia Gubaidulina: Complete Guitar Works (2015)

David Tanenbaum - Sofia Gubaidulina: Complete Guitar Works (2015)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 245 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 150 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos, #: 8.573379 | 0:57:03

Sofia Gubaidulina has found a soulfulness and freedom in the guitar which speaks to her musical language of expressive mood and often mysterious but precise sonorities.
Gabriel Tchalik - Tishchenko: Complete Violin Works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Gabriel Tchalik - Tishchenko: Complete Violin Works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 74:20 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

After the success of his first album, devoted to Locatelli's 24 'Caprices for solo violin', Gabriel Tchalik takes us to Russia in the second half of the 20th century, following in the footsteps of Boris Tishchenko (1939-2010).
Angela Hewitt - Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Angela Hewitt - Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:31 minutes | 579 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Angela Hewitt’s notes for this important new album describe a teenager’s moment of revelation when she first came to appreciate the epic masterpiece that is the Liszt Piano Sonata. Here we have a heart-felt recording where this palpable sense of wonder is manifest alongside Hewitt’s enthralling technical facility at the keyboard.
Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

Valentin Silvestrov - To Thee We Sing: Sacred Choral Works (2015)
Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Sigvards Klava

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Ondine | # ODE1266-5 | Time: 00:59:59

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) is an important contemporary voice in vocal music. In this new release, Silvestrov’s hauntingly beautiful vocal works are performed by the Latvian Radio Choir under their director Sigvards Kļava. During his artistic career, Silvestrov has explored a number of musical styles and techniques, such as avant-guard, post-modernism, neo-classicism, dodecaphony, aleatoric writing and pointillism. The fall of the Soviet Union, however, allowed Silvestrov to eventually compose spiritual works, inspired and influenced by his love of the Russian Orthodox Church music which Silvestrov imbues with his own unique sound and bursts of surprising harmonic moves. Silvestrov’s compositions are invested with the composer’s own unique personality, musical sensibility and sense of beauty.

Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff: Piano Works (2015) 6CDs Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 27, 2017
Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff: Piano Works (2015) 6CDs Box Set

Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff: Piano Works (2015) 6CDs Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.31 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Grand Piano | # GP728X | Time: 07:06:37

Joachim Raff (1822–1882) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the foremost symphonists of his age, but in his extensive oeuvre of 329 compositions over half of them are for the piano. This selection of 21 works offers a cross section of the best of this large catalogue for the instrument, chosen by acclaimed Raff interpreter Tra Nguyen to showcase the varied aspects of his art. Raff’s melodic generosity, his piquant harmonic sensibility and ravishing textures are all on display in these pieces which span the whole of his career, from the exuberant Douze Romances to the majestic Grande Sonate.

Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff - Piano Works (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 27, 2017
Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff - Piano Works (2015)

Tra Nguyen - Joachim Raff - Piano Works (2015)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 07:06:48 | 1,05 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Grand Piano

Joachim Raff (1822–1882) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the foremost symphonists of his age, but in his extensive oeuvre of 329 compositions over half of them are for the piano. This selection of 21 works offers a cross section of the best of this large catalogue for the instrument, chosen by acclaimed Raff interpreter Tra Nguyen to showcase the varied aspects of his art. Raff’s melodic generosity, his piquant harmonic sensibility and ravishing textures are all on display in these pieces which span the whole of his career, from the exuberant Douze Romances to the majestic Grande Sonate.
Howard Shelley, Symphony Orchestra - Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & Other Works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Howard Shelley, Tasmanian SO - Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & Other Works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:04 minutes | 1,07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Henri Herz was a phenomenon in 1830s Paris and 1940s America, but today his music is mostly forgotten. He wrote eight piano concertos, one of which was lost. Concertos 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 appear across two previous volumes of the Romantic Piano Concertos series. Here, Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra put on their finest dancing shoes to complete the cycle with Piano Concerto No.2 (the one with which Herz conquered America in 1846) and three extended fantasies.
Olivier Chauzu - Paul Dukas: Complete Piano Works (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Olivier Chauzu - Paul Dukas: Complete Piano Works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 76:09 minutes | 686 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The complete piano works of French perfectionist composer Paul Dukas mirror two very different masterpieces, one French- inspired (Variations) and the other of Germanic inspiration (Sonata). The Sonata is distinguished by its structure, grandeur and magnificence of tone. A disciple of Gabriel Tacchino, Jean-Claude Pennetier and Gyorgy Sebok, Olivier Chauzu (b. 1963) was trained in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris at the end of the 1980s. He tours France and the world playing as a soloist and in chamber music.
Andreas Brantelid, Christian Ihle Hadland - Grieg, Grainger, Nielsen: Cello Works (2015) [24/96]

Andreas Brantelid, Christian Ihle Hadland - Grieg, Grainger, Nielsen: Cello Works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:33 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Although born forty years apart on opposite sides of the world, Edvard Grieg and Percy Grainger have much in common. Both left their native countries to gain access to the great, then dominant central European musical tradition, and both found their greatest compositional inspiration in folk music traditions rather than the Germanic approach. They met in 1906, and not surprisingly got along famously. The Danish-Swedish cellist Andreas Brantelid and his Norwegian chamber music partner Christian Ihle Hadland have teamed up for this program of cello works by these two like-minded composers.