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Dan Laurin, Anna Paradiso, Domen Marinčič - Sonates et Suites (2016)

Dan Laurin, Anna Paradiso, Domen Marinčič - Sonates et Suites (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 85:25 | 523 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2185

Since 1987, Dan Laurin has released some thirty titles on BIS. On his latest disc, Sonates et Suites he has chosen to visit France at an exciting point in time. In the early 18th century, when all of the sonatas and suites included here were composed, the system of censorship that ensured that nothing was printed without royal permission was beginning to crumble, at least in the field of music.
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6, Op. 111 & Waltz Suite (2016)

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6, Op. 111 & Waltz Suite
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d.booklet | 68:16 min | 287 MB
Label: Naxos - 8.573029 | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016
Classical, Orchestral

Prokofiev started work on his Sixth Symphony in 1945 and, unlike the victorious mood of the Fifth (Naxos 8.573029) it reveals a darker response to war and its consequences. The work was condemned by the ‘Zhdanov decree’ but composer and critics regarded the symphony highly, the noble yet anguished threnody of its central Largo balanced by the painful violence of the outer movements. The work’s ending has been described as “one of the most shattering in the repertoire”. With themes both capricious and sensuous, the Waltz Suite recycles material from earlier scores to create a remarkably effective quasi-symphonic entity.
BSO, Marin Alsop - Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra - Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop - Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra - Music For Strings, Percussion & Celesta (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 66:57 minutes | 2.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, one of his greatest works, was written in the United States after the composer was forced to flee Hungary during World War II. It is not only a brilliant display vehicle for each instrumental section but a work of considerable structural ingenuity that unites classical forms and sonorities with the pungency of folk rhythms and harmonies. Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta explores darker moods through a score of marvelously poised symmetry. This release follows Marin Alsop's 'riveting' (Gramophone) Baltimore Symphony recordings of Dvorak's symphonies.
Colorado SO, Marin Alsop, Joseph Alessi - Christopher Rouse: Trombone Concerto; Gorgon; Iscariot (1997)

Christopher Rouse: Trombone Concerto; Gorgon; Iscariot (1997)
Joseph Alessi, trombone; Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | # 09026-68410-2 | Time: 01:01:44

Among contemporary composers of orchestral music, Christopher Rouse is a prominent figure, noted for his extremely virtuosic scores as well as for his dark subject matter. Such fantastic – some might say nightmarish – pieces as the ultra-violent Gorgon (1984) and the enigmatic Iscariot (1989) are true to form in their evocation of mythology or religion, and even the elegiac Trombone Concerto (1991) has its suggestions of otherworldly things, particularly in its quotation of Leonard Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony and the haunting, dirge-like adaptation of the folk song Tsintskaro at the opening of the third movement. Yet Rouse's music is much more than its allusions, however meaningful, and it's possible to enjoy these works for their raw power and ethereal beauty without knowing anything about their references.
Boston SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)
Claire Bloom (narrator), Kelley Nassief (soprano);
São Paul Symphony Choir; Maryland State Boychoir; Washington Chorus;
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559742 | Time: 01:09:38

Three examples of Leonard Bernstein’s vocal art can be heard in this recording. His Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ shuns traditional symphonic ideas in favor of an eclectic theatrical and oratorio-like form with a prominent rôle for speaker. For this recording Marin Alsop has returned to the work’s original narrative text, heard before the 1977 revision. The Lark – heard in a concert version with added narration – derives from Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of L’Alouette on the life of Joan of Arc, and it was this music that Bernstein reworked into his Missa Brevis many years later. Marin Alsop is a Bernstein protégé, and has written fondly and extensively about studying with him. He mentored her when he was conductor of the New York Philharmonic and few conductors today understand his music better. This disc presents Bernstein the vocal composer performed inlargely original editions by one of his best contemporary interpreters. The speaker in Kaddish is the great actress Claire Bloom.
Oltremontano & Psallentes - Coronation Music For Charles II (2015) {Accent ACC 24300}

Oltremontano & Psallentes - Coronation Music For Charles II (2015) {Accent ACC 24300}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 285 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 156 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 43 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Accent | ACC 24300
Classical / Baroque / Renaissance / Court Music / Wind Music / Choral / Early Music

The coronation of Charles II was the glorious celebration of the restoration of the monarchy following a coup d'ètat, civil war and an 11-year government of the Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell. The return of the monarch was sealed in early 1660 and the official coronation took place in London just a year later. It was a large-scale political spectacle and a festive patriotic statement. The sequence of the coronation festivities is well documented in texts and pictures, but contemporary statements concerning the music that was played are imprecise.
Descartes' Meditations: Background Source Materials (Cambridge Philosophical Texts in Context)

Descartes' Meditations: Background Source Materials (Cambridge Philosophical Texts in Context) by Roger Ariew
English | July 28, 1998 | ISBN: 0521485797, 0521481260 | 284 Pages | PDF | 14 MB

This unique collection of background material to Descartes' Meditations has been translated from the original French and Latin.
Paco de Lucia - Castro Marin (1981) {2010 Nueva Integral Box Set CD 17 of 27}

Paco de Lucia - Castro Marin (1981) {2010 Nueva Integral Box Set CD 17 of 27}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 186 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 2010 Philips / Universal Music Spain | 0042283202320
Jazz / Flamenco / International Jazz / World Music / Guitar

New version of the Paco de Lucía Integral, 27 CDs his complete work remastered. "Cositas Buenas", his last album, comes as a new in this new Integral. Now in a new economic format. This collection is a unique tour of the work of Paco de Lucia from 1964 to 2004. One of the least well-known of the extensive body of work recorded by the Algeciran, which contains some of the tracks that he would include months later on his 1981 record Solo Quiero Caminar with The Sextet. On two songs he counts on the participation of John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell, both of whom collaborated on a series of virtuoso trio performances, an idea promoted by Paco’s manager, Barry Marshall, towards the end of 1978 (Al di Meola soon took the place of Larry Coryell).
Andrew Lawrence-King - Choregraphie: Music for Louis XIV's dancing masters (2007, Harmonia Mundi # HMU 907335)

Andrew Lawrence-King ‎– Chorégraphie: Music For Louis XIV's Dancing Masters
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 277 MB | Full Artwork: 151 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMU 907335 | Country/Year: France 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

"This is one of those albums that can be listened to on two levels: one for the enjoyment of the rich, heavily ornamented sound of Andrew Lawrence-King's Baroque triple harp (the term refers to the instrument's three rows of strings, a configuration that survives today in Welsh folk music), and one for the music involved and how it fit into the musical and cultural universe of its time. (…) The sound picks up every little detail of Lawrence-King's harp, some of which are as quiet as the sounds of a Chinese zither." ~AMG, 4,5/5

Number to Sound: The Musical Way to the Scientific Revolution  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at April 1, 2015
Number to Sound: The Musical Way to the Scientific Revolution

Number to Sound: The Musical Way to the Scientific Revolution (The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science) by Paolo Gozza
English | Jan 11, 2011 | ISBN: 9048153581 | 322 Pages | PDF | 8 MB

Number 10 Sound: The Musical Way 10 the Scientific Revolution is a collection of twelve essays by writers from the fields of musicology and the history of science. The essays show the idea of music held by Euro­ th pean intellectuals who lived from the second half of the 15 century to the th early 17 : physicians (e. g. Marsilio Ficino), scholars of musical theory (e. g. Gioseffo Zarlino, Vincenzo Galilei)…