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Posted By : TmanHome | Date : 21 Oct 2014 10:05:10 | Comments : 0

Katherine Jenkins - Sacred Arias (2008)
Pop, Vocal, Classical | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48 min | 112 MB
Label: Decca | Rel: 2008

Katherine Jenkins is one of classical music's breakout stars who's managed to gain mass popularity, and this album sees her back in territory that's not only comfortable for her, but also for a large audience. Plenty of the material, like "Silent Night" and "Abide with Me," for instance, is quite familiar, although Jenkins certainly does them justice -- this isn't filler. The inclusion of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" (albeit in a gorgeous, gauzy version) might be a little baffling, since, in spite of its title, it's not exactly sacred, but she does give a nod to gospel on "Down in the River to Pray." Apart from the pieces that are more hymns and carols, there's also a smattering of classical material, with "Agnus Dei" and "Panis Angelicus" as standouts. It's a decidedly choral album, with some excellent arrangements, and Jenkins truly does shine. It's not just an album for those with deep spiritual beliefs, but one that manages to straddle the boundaries between classical, sacred, and popular, performing a tricky balancing act quite adroitly. This will enhance her stature, without doubt, both critically and commercially.
Posted By : Sowulo | Date : 21 Oct 2014 07:25:10 | Comments : 1

Beethoven - Symphony No.9, Leonore Overture No.3 (Daniel Barenboim) [2009]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 6 ch) | 6.37 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Medici Arts | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol | 96 min | +3% Recovery

Because Beethoven's symphonies have been played many different ways, from conventional modern versions with full-scale symphony orchestras to historically informed performances on period instruments, listeners should try several sets to get a clear idea of what suits them. Of the mainstream style of interpreting Beethoven, Otto Klemperer's approach is one of the most widely admired, and his EMI recordings of the nine symphonies have become legendary, representing the serious, rigorous, and clear-eyed treatment that he generally brought to classical music, but especially to these masterpieces...
Posted By : Vilboa | Date : 21 Oct 2014 06:54:38 | Comments : 1

Hérold - La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton) (2009)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 112 min | 32,3 GB
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Label: OPUS ARTE

Ever since it’s triumphant premiere in January 1960, Frederick Ashton's La fille mal gardée has been esteemed as one of his happiest creations. This is a charming piece, elegantly performed, a village love affair set in the idyllic Constable landscape of Ashton's imagination. Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta would be show-stoppers in almost any suitable role, but as Lise and Colas they are superb. William Tuckett and Jonathan Howells, in the comic roles of Simone and Alain respectively, are every bit as arresting, both displaying a certain genius for knockabout. The luminously colourful Osbert Lancaster designs, together with the vitality of The Royal Ballet’s dancing and vibrant playing from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House under the baton of Anthony Twiner, serve to augment the harmless good fun at which Ashton excels.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 21 Oct 2014 06:01:01 | Comments : 0

Bavouzet, Noseda - Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 1-5 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 433 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10802

The exclusive Chandos artist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs all five of Prokofiev’s formidable piano concertos in partnership with Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic. The flair of Bavouzet for powerful twentieth-century repertoire was made clear in his recording of Bartók’s Piano Concertos, described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘vibrant in colour, vital in rhythm and detail, and viscerally exciting in impact’.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 21 Oct 2014 05:57:38 | Comments : 1

Gamba, BBC Philharmonic - Rozsa: Orchestral Works Vol 2 (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10674

This is Volume 2 in the series of orchestral music by Miklós Rózsa. No fewer than four exclusive Chandos artists perform on this release: The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the conductor Rumon Gamba, and soloists Paul Watkins on cello and Jennifer Pike on violin. Miklós Rózsa was best known for his film music, for which he was Oscar-nominated on thirteen separate occasions, winning three times with A Double Life, Ben Hur, and Hitchcock’s Spellbound. Alongside his film music, Rózsa also wrote music for the concert hall, including some notable concertos.
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Posted By : luckburz | Date : 21 Oct 2014 03:56:17 | Comments : 1

The Tallis Scholars - Orlandus Lassus - Missa Osculetur Me
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (tracks): 223 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Gimell Records # 454 918-2 | Country/Year: Europe 1989
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance, Choral, Sacred

"Although Orlandus Lassus (1532-1594) is perhaps the most celebrated late Renaissance composer, the few recordings of his music do not give an adequate impression of his achievement. His output was so diverse and so prolific it is hard to know where to begin. For the sacred music enthusiast, the obvious place is his Mass-settings, though these have long been considered inferior works..."
Posted By : stfine | Date : 20 Oct 2014 19:48:56 | Comments : 1
Khatia Buniatishvili - Live at iTunes Festival 2014 HDTV 1080p

Khatia Buniatishvili - Live at iTunes Festival 2014 [HDTV 1080p]
AVC, 1920x1080 (16:9), 8.5 Kbps, 25 fps | AAC 256 kbps, 2ch / AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | 00:47:41 | 3 GB
Classical Piano | itunes| WEB DL->MKV

Rising classical piano star, Khatia Buniatishvili performs live at iTunes Festival, September 30, 2014.
Posted By : Piterets | Date : 20 Oct 2014 16:13:03 | Comments : 4

Celli Monighetti - Metamorphoses (2012)
Contemporary Classical | Louth Contemporary Music Society LCMS1202 | 2012 | 58:06 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 264 MB
Celli Monighetti Octet, Maeve O'Hara and Ileana Waldenmayer (waterphones)

Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky’s (b. 1963) intricate fantasy on a 12th-century French motet, Perotin’s “Viderunt Omnes”, opens a remarkable programme of contemporary music for cellos and percussion. Formed in Basle in 2002, Celli Monighetti demonstrate an extraordinary range of techniques and timbres that run from viol-like purity to synthetic intensity. We also get Franghix Ali-Zadeh’s (b. 1947) blend of Easter and Western conventions, “Shyshtar Metamorphoses”.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 20 Oct 2014 15:28:33 | Comments : 0

Hewitt, Lintu / Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphonie (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 337 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1251

The Turangalîla-Symphonie is one of Messiaen’s stand-out masterpieces from the 1940s, and is well known for its large orchestral forces and prominent parts for both the piano and the rarer electro-acoustic ondes Martenot. Although hailed as one of the great milestones in 20th century classical music, Turangalîla is an approachable work, divided into ten discreet movements that depict themes of love, using recurrent musical images, motifs and reference points.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 20 Oct 2014 15:17:39 | Comments : 1

Jamie Walton - Britten: Solo Cello Suites (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 232 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum U.k. | Catalog Number: 336

Joining several discs from Signum celebrating Britten's Centenary Year in 2013 comes the three Suites for Solo Cello, performed by star UK cellist Jamie Walton. Recorded in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, the three suites were dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich, with the passionate third in particular inspired by Rostropovich’s rich and romantic performances of Bach's unaccompanied suites.
Posted By : Goodspeed | Date : 20 Oct 2014 14:28:25 | Comments : 0

Schumann - Dichterliebe, Op. 48/ Liederkreis, Op. 24/ 5 Lieder - Prey, Hokanson {Denon} (1993)
EAC+LOG+CUE | 1 CD | FLAC (image) | Size 260Mb | Artwork @ 600dpi: 172Mb | TT 65:17 min. | 5% recovery | FP/NF
Genre: Classical/ Romantic | Label: Denon/ PCM Digital | Year of release: 1993-08-31 | Catalog nr.: 35C37-7720

In all, nothing here is a landmark in the art of lieder singing, but anyone who fondly remembers Prey will find much to reminisce over.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 20 Oct 2014 03:39:39 | Comments : 1

The Tallis Scholars - Sarum Chant: Missa in gallicantu / the Mass at Cockcrow
Tha Tallis Scholras / Peter Philips
EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 206 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Gimell Records # CDGIM 017 | Country/Year: UK 1987
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance, Choral, Sacred

Chant for the First Mass of Christmas according to the Salisbury Rite. It would have been celebrated after midnight on Christmas Eve, and was known as the Missa in gallicantu - the Mass at Cockcrow. The chant has been taken from printed sources which would have been in use when composers such as Tallis and Tye were at the height of their powers...
Posted By : Piterets | Date : 19 Oct 2014 22:07:42 | Comments : 5

Fifth House Ensemble - Excelsior (2014)
Contemporary Classical | Cedille Records CDR 90000 148 | 2014 | 63:28 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 267 MB
Fifth House Ensemble

A new Chicago-based chamber group, the Fifth House Ensemble, presents their debut recording Excelsior. They come across as a very capable outfit with fine readings of four contemporary works, each work with its own more-or-less post-modern qualities, some rather firmly in the realm of radical tonality.The title work, a short chamber opera by Caleb Burnhans (b. 1980) that was composed in 2012, features an ultra-tonal panorama with some ritualistic repetition and lyrical diatonic matter-of-factness that centers at the end around a folkishly modal part for soprano.
Posted By : stfine | Date : 19 Oct 2014 19:58:43 | Comments : 1
Placido Domingo - Live at iTunes Festival 2014 HDTV 1080p

Plácido Domingo - Live at iTunes Festival 2014 [HDTV 1080p]
AVC, 1920x1080 (16:9), 10.4 Kbps, 25 fps | AAC 256 kbps, 2ch / AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | 01:29:15 | 5.6 GB
Classical Vocal/Crossover | iTunes | WEB DL->MKV

One of the best tenors in the world, Plácido Domingo with special guests performs Live at iTunes Festival, September 30, 2014.
Posted By : peotuvave | Date : 19 Oct 2014 07:52:40 | Comments : 0

Claus Ogermann - Works for Violin & Piano - Yue Deng, Jean-Yves Thibaudet (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 4758400

French piano star Jean Yves Thibaudet is joined by young Chinese violinist Yue Deng for this album of intimate classical music for piano and violin by the celebrated jazz composer/ arranger Claus Ogermann. Grammy Award Winner Claus Ogermann is a musician of rare breadth and versatility who has worked with all the great song stylists including Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, George Benson, Nelson Riddle, Astrid Gilberto, Michael Brecker and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Well known for recent collaborations with Diana Krall (including the album The Look Of Love), Claus Ogermann has also written works performed by legendary pianists Bill Evans and Glenn Gould, and is the arranger of the classic recording of The Girl From Ipenema. Classical style has always been important to Ogermann, and his compositions include concertos-both classical and jazz- a song cycle (premiered by Brigitte Fasbaender and an orchestral suite commissioned for the American Ballet Theatre. Praised as "one of the most exciting talents before the public today," pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is renowned for his eloquent phrasing, lustrous colors and brilliant technique. His poetic interpretations have won him a following throughout the United States and around the globe, having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world. Yue Deng is one of today's outstanding Chinese violinists, having trained in China and at New York's Juilliard School.