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Various Artists - Guide des Instruments Anciens (A Guide to Period Instruments) (2009) {8CD Box Set Ricercar RIC100}

Various Artists - Guide des Instruments Anciens (A Guide to Period Instruments) (2009) {8CD Box Set Ricercar RIC100}
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© 2009 Ricercar / Outhere Music | RIC100
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / Renaissance / Baroque

A Guide to Period Instruments: 200 pages full colour book + 8 CDs. Languages: French/English/German. This Guide to Period Instruments endeavours to answer the questions that every lover of early music has about the instruments used in these periods of music history. Text and recorded excerpts describe the origin and the development of every musical instrument from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century and place them in their historical context. There is a completely new presentation booklet, over 200 pages long and abundantly illustrated, as well as eight CDs of recorded examples of the instruments that shed new light upon major periods of music history.
Steven Prutsman, Marin Alsop - Barber: Piano Concerto, Medea's Meditation & Dance of Vengeance (2002)

Steven Prutsman, Marin Alsop - Barber: Piano Concerto, Medea's Meditation & Dance of Vengeance (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:32 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559133

This disc is another installment in the Naxos Barber series, conducted by Marin Alsop. It has some interesting, little-heard music: Die Natalie, variations on Christmas carols, and the Commando March. Both show Barber's versatility and Die Natalie contains some deft counterpoint as Barber creates some remarkable music on those themes. The Piano concerto is well played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the soloist, Stephan Prutsman.
James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)

James Buswell, Marin Alsop - Barber: Violin Concerto, Souvenirs, Serenade for Strings, Music for a Scene from Shelley (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:20 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559044

While Gil Shaham's interpretation of Barber's violin concerto may have been more soulful, or David Zinman's interpretation of his Music for a Scene From Shelley more dramatic, no one would say that James Buswell's interpretation of the concerto is anything less than heartfelt or that Marin Alsop's interpretation of the Shelley music is anything less than affecting.
Jennifer Johnson Cano, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Baltimore SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

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Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559790 | Time: 00:59:30

Leonard Bernstein’s legendary 1943 Carnegie Hall conducting début brought his name to national attention, and the event was followed a few months later by the triumphant reception of his Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah.’ This major symphonic statement explores a crisis in faith and employs Jewish liturgical sources, its final movement, Lamentation, being an anguished cry at the destruction of Jerusalem. Sharing the theme of loss of faith, Symphony No. 2 ‘The Age of Anxiety’ takes W.H. Auden’s poem of the same name and follows its four characters in their spiritual journey to hard-won triumph.
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.
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

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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}
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© 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.