Symphonic

Henry Mancini - Return Of The Pink Panther & Symphonic Soul (1975) [Reissue 2018] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Henry Mancini - Return Of The Pink Panther / Symphonic Soul (1975) [Reissue 2018]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 70:57 minutes | Basic Scans included | 3,25 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 71:23 | Basic Scans | 1,44 GB
2LP on 1SACD | Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Vocalion # CDSML 8535

Two cool Henry Mancini album – one soundtrack, and one sweet set of instrumentals! Return Of The Pink Panther is a surprisingly groovy record – and one that's very different from the original Pink Panther soundtrack. Symphonic Soul is one of Henry Mancini's grooviest LPs from the 70s – a mixture of tight large arrangements with a smooth funky edge, similar to some of his best soundtrack work at the time. The rhythm section is great – with Harvey Mason on drums and Joe Sample on keyboards, and guitar by David T Walker and Dennis Budimir – and the album also features some cool solos on instruments like African finger piano and piccolo trumpet.
London Symphony Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 - Symphonic Dances (2018) [24-96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 - Symphonic Dances (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 214:51 minutes | 4.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This highly anticipated album-set brings together Valery Gergiev's acclaimed cycle of the complete Rachmaninov symphonies. He leads the London Symphony Orchestra in performances recorded between 2008 and 2015. These masterful accounts are accompanied by his Symphonic Dances and and two symphonic poems by Mily Balakirev that echo the luxurious textures present throughout Rachmaninov's music.
University of North Texas Symphonic Band & Dennis Fisher - Giroux: Shine (2018)

University of North Texas Symphonic Band & Dennis Fisher - Giroux: Shine (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:13:48 | 312 Mb
Classical | Label: Klavier Records

Julie Giroux has been composing since the age of 8, and has been hard at work ever since. Her first composition for band was published when she was only 13 years old. With over 100 film, television and video game credits, Giroux has collaborated with dozens of film composers, producers, and celebrities. She won an individual Emmy Award in the field of Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction. When she won her first Emmy, she was the first female and the youngest person ever to win that award. On this release, Shine, the University of North Texas Symphonic Band presents some of her most fantastic concert band pieces. The Symphonic Band at UNT has developed an exemplary national reputation for both their performances and recordings. Membership is drawn from the finest musicians attending the College of Music. The highest quality traditional, mixed with contemporary literature make up the foundation of musical repertoire performed by the group.
Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise (Repost)

Douglas Shadle, "Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise"
2015 | pages: 345 | ISBN: 0199358648 | PDF | 6,0 mb
Claudio Abbado - Dvorak - Symphony No.8; Symphonic Poem "The Noonday Witch" (1994)

Claudio Abbado - Dvorak - Symphony No.8; Symphonic Poem "The Noonday Witch" (1994)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 00:50:04 min | Cover included | 180 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classical

"No. 8" is a popular song that is in line with "New World", but the performance of Abad here is just "Abado flow" music. It is a subjective strong performance whether there is a live change, such as a change in strength or freedom of expression, yet it is also a splendid place where the naturalness of the song is not lost.
Opole Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra - Nowowiejski: Symphonic Works (2018)

Opole Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra - Nowowiejski: Symphonic Works (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 351 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | 01:17:11
Classical | Label: Dux Records

A large part of Feliks Nowowiejski’s work, especially his larger works, remained in manuscripts and soon after the composer’s death in 1946, he was forgotten. As if he’d faded into oblivion. This state of affairs lasted until the last few years, when part of the Polish music community began to notice severe gaps in knowledge about the work of the composer. The Opole Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Przemyslaw Neumann has also played a big role in decoding Felix Nowowiejski’s music. The testimony of this is a smaller album that gathers the symphonic works of Rota’s creator, previously only rarely performed and almost absent in phonography. These are extremely interesting, selected symphonic works, composed with incredible impetus, full of melodic invention, pathetic culminations and deep romantic aesthetics.
Marek Janowski - Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Nobilissima visione Suite & Konzertmusik (2018)

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Marek Janowski - Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Nobilissima visione Suite & Konzertmusik (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 241 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 09 | Time: 58:20 min

Paul Hindemith belongs to the most original and interesting composers of the 20th century. Once described by the Boston Globe as a "20th-century Brahms", Hindemith wrote music that is Modernist in its rhythmic audacity and colourful orchestration, but simultaneously inspired by Classical forms and styles.
Garrick Ohlsson - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3, Symphonic Dances (2011)

Garrick Ohlsson - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3, Symphonic Dances (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:09 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ASO Media | Catalog: CD 1003

Garrick Ohlsson is much better known for his elegant recordings of the piano music of Frédéric Chopin than he is for his forays into Russian music, but this 2011 release of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor shows that he brings the same kind of polish and depth of expression to this monumental post-Romantic showpiece. From the opening octaves of his entrance, Ohlsson plays with smooth, melodic connectedness, and his singing tone carries the work's long lines effectively, if somewhat introspectively.
The Royal Symphonic Orchestra (Featuring Mike Oldfield) - The Orchestral Tubular Bells (1975) [Reissue 2003]

The Royal Symphonic Orchestra (Featuring Mike Oldfield) - The Orchestral Tubular Bells (1975) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 231 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Symphonic Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI (07243 5 93175 2 6)

It was inevitable, after the mega-success of Tubular Bells in its original form, that someone would orchestrate the piece - the many and varied instrumental voices of the original virtually begged for this treatment, especially as the original album appeared at the height of the progressive rock boom, when even self-contained rock bands such as Emerson, Lake & Palmer were starting to turn toward orchestral accompaniment in their quest for richer sounds. In this case, it was composer Mike Oldfield himself who oversaw and co-produced the work with orchestrator and collaborator David Bedford, a longtime friend and colleague…
Tenebrae, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Nigel Short - Symphonic Psalms & Prayers (2018)

Tenebrae, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Nigel Short - Symphonic Psalms & Prayers (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 280 MB
Label: Signum Records | Tracks: 08 | Time: 60:23 min

Tenebrae return to disc on Signum in performances exploring the Psalms in Music. With trumpets and well-tuned cymbals, the musical and prayerful richness of The Book of Psalms inspires vastly differing offerings from composers with a myriad of approaches to combining the two worlds of the symphonic and the choral. The results are works which defy categorisation and stand the test of time with audiences and performers alike.