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Loke Rahbek & Frederik Valentin - Buy Corals Online (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Nov. 30, 2017
Loke Rahbek & Frederik Valentin - Buy Corals Online (2017)

Loke Rahbek & Frederik Valentin - Buy Corals Online (2017)
Electronic, Ambient | 32:37 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 154 MB
Label: Editions Mego

Loke Rahbek meets his label mate Frederik Valentin (KYO) on their maiden collaboration - an elegant, often ravishing suite of synth gestures where Valentin tempers the more saccharine tastes of his peer, and vice-versa Rahbek softens his jazzier angles, both helping to realise a sweeping cinematic sound with stylistic parallels found in Maxwell Sterling’s Hollywood Medieval and Japanese electro-jazz.

Valentin Silvestrov - New Bagatelles (2017) 3CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 23, 2017
Valentin Silvestrov - New Bagatelles (2017) 3CDs

Valentin Silvestrov - New Bagatelles (2017) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 779 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 532 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Дух і Літера | # None | Time: 03:46:57

Alfred Schnittke and Arvo Pärt have both called the Ukrainian Valentin Silvestrov "one of the greatest composers of our time”. He is also one of its true originals; though a leading figure in the former Soviet Union’s avant-garde in the 1960s, he subsequently came to realise that "the most important lesson of the avant-garde was to be free of all preconceived ideas – particularly those of the avant-garde." Silvestrov was born in Kiev in 1937 and studied the piano at Kiev Evening Music School, then composition, harmony and counterpoint at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. His early experimental orientation meant that his work received official criticism in the Soviet Union and, despite prizes and some prominent champions, recognition in his homeland and beyond was hard won. Over time, Silvestrov’s compositional practice evolved into what he would come to call his “metaphorical style” or “meta-music.” The composer wishes his works to be seen as “codas” to musical history because “fewer and fewer texts are possible which… begin at the beginning”. He has declared that “I do not write new music. My music is a response to and an echo of what already exists.”
Yury Favorin - Charles-Valentin Alkan: Piano Works (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Yury Favorin - Charles-Valentin Alkan: Piano Works (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 66:55 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Charles-Valentin Alkan is one of the most talented French romantic composers and pianists yet his music has rarely been recorded, and too little performed. Fascinated by the piano, Alkan showed great interest in the progress of instrumental manufacture and composed many works for solo piano; the programme chosen by Yury Favorin includes two of his major compositions.
Shani Diluka & Valentin Erben - Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello and Piano (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Shani Diluka & Valentin Erben - Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello and Piano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz | Time - 136:54 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music is flux. Only the printed music on the page appears to us to be something objective, inalterable. Yet, the actual experience of music, which occurs anew and uniquely in each performance, is subjected to continual changes in spite of all “faithfulness to the original.” Personal experiences of life inform the effect of the music. It is the power of great music to convey its individual message at any time to every person. Thus the recordings on this album represent an invitation to undertake a very personal journey into Beethoven’s world.
Shani Diluka & Valentin Erben - Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello and Piano (2017)

Shani Diluka & Valentin Erben - Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello and Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 136:54 min | 553 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Music is flux. Only the printed music on the page appears to us to be something objective, inalterable. Yet, the actual experience of music, which occurs anew and uniquely in each performance, is subjected to continual changes in spite of all “faithfulness to the original.” Personal experiences of life inform the effect of the music. It is the power of great music to convey its individual message at any time to every person. Thus the recordings on this album represent an invitation to undertake a very personal journey into Beethoven’s world.
Valentin Silvestrov - Hieroglyphen der Nacht (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Valentin Silvestrov - Hieroglyphen der Nacht (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:26 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Released in time for the great Ukrainian composer's 80th birthday (on 30 September), the album 'Hieroglyphen der Nacht' features Valentin Silvestrov's music for solo violoncello and for two cellos. German cellist Anja Lechner has had a long association with Silvestrov, first documented on the Grammy-nominated 'leggiero, pesante' in 2001. Here she plays, alone, Augenblicke der Stille und Traurigkeit (of which she is the dedicatee), Lacrimosa, Walzer der Alpengöckchen, and Elegie (which calls for her to play both cello and tamtams).
Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

Valentin Silvestrov - Sacred Songs (2012)
Kiev Chamber Choir; Mykola Hobdych, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:07
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2279, 476 4990

The Book of Genesis tells us that in the beginning was the Word and that the Word was sound. But what if it was music? What if God, in contemplating the creation of Creation, sang being into being? If so, it might have sounded something like the Sacred Songs of Valentin Silvestrov. In this seventh ECM album devoted to the Ukrainian composer’s music, we thusly encounter a sense of space unique to the Russian liturgy: the more the voices unify in movement, the more they lift from one another like temporary tattoos, leaving behind mirror images that wash away with baptism into infinite oneness with the Holy Spirit. Sin as sun. Firmament as fundament.
Alexei Lubimov, Jana Ivanilova - Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)

Valentin Silvestrov: Stufen (Song Cycle) (1999)
Alexei Lubimov (piano), Jana Ivanilova (Soprano), Valentin Silvestrov (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 154 Mb | Covers included | Time: 01:12:42
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Megadisc | # MDC 7832

Valentin Silvestrov is not just the Ukraine’s most prominent composer but also a major voice in the music of our time: a quiet voice, to be sure, and one that some will pigeon-hole at the soft-core end of the New Spirituality. But even a first encounter should suggest the presence of deeper perspectives, and encounters with the full range of his music only serve to confirm that impression. Russian commentators have long since ranged Silvestrov alongside Schnittke, Gubaidulina and Denisov as one of the most important figures that came to maturity in the 1970s. It was then that he produced music such as the two Cantatas – the earlier one for soprano and chamber orchestra, setting words by Tyuchev and Blok, the later one for a cappella choir to verses by Ukraine’s national poet, Taras Chevchenko. Both works blend Webernian angularity with an ecstatic lyricism.
Iryna Starodub, Kiev Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Valentin Silvestrov: Moments of Memory II (2017)

Iryna Starodub, Kiev Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra & Dmitry Yablonsky - Valentin Silvestrov: Moments of Memory II
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:44 min | 264 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Ukranian composer Valentin Silvestrov has said that I do not write new music. My music is a response to and an echo of what already exists. This is particularly pertinent to works such as the Two Dialogues with Postscript that engage hauntingly with Schubert and Wagner, and the evocative Moments of Memory II which alludes to Chopin and yearns for an unreachable past. Music is still song, even if one cannot literally sing it, says Silvestrov.
Laurent Martin - Charles-Valentin Alkan - Esquisses, Op.63 (2002)

Laurent Martin - Charles-Valentin Alkan - Esquisses, Op.63 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:29 | 233B
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.555496

If you'd like to access the full scope of Alkan's quirky style in bite-sized proportions rather than piling into the Concerto for Solo Piano, Les Quartre Ages, and other large-scale concoctions, here's a disc for you. Esquisses (Sketches) contains 49 piano miniatures, each lasting from 43 seconds to a little more than four minutes. Alkan apparently composed these over a 15-year span. He eventually partitioned the collection into four volumes, arranged according to key sequence.