La Ritirata

Finnish RSO, Hannu Lintu, Virpi Raisanen - Luciano Berio: Sinfonia; Calmo; Ritirata Notturna di Madrid (2014)

Luciano Berio - Sinfonia; Calmo; Ritirata Notturna di Madrid (2014)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hannu Lintu; Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, 20th Century | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1227-5 | Time: 00:53:54

Ondine continues its exciting releases focusing on 20th century masterpieces together with conductor Hannu Lintu and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. This release is dedicated to the orchestral works by the pioneer of Italian modernism Luciano Berio. Berio’s 5-movement Sinfonia, is undoubtedly his most well-known work, written for the New York Philharmonic and dedicated to Leonard Bernstein. It has become one of the key works and principle musical manifestations of the 1960s bringing together collage technique and modernism.
Josetxu Obregon /The Cello In Spain: Boccherini And Other 18th-century Virtuosi (2015)

Josetxu Obregon / The Cello In Spain: Boccherini And Other 18th-century Virtuosi (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 142 MB
Label: Glossa | Catalog Number: 923103 | Rls.date: 5th May 2015

Josetxu Obregón and La Ritirata bring us an update on 18th-century cello music and performance in Spain with their latest Glossa CD. The selection made by this exciting cellist provides a sample of pieces which would have been heard in Spain during the infancy of the instrument and in the period leading into the Age of the Enlightenment. Such was the popularity of the cello many composers and virtuosi came from elsewhere to perform, either passing through Spain or settling there for life, as did Luigi Boccherini and Domingo Porretti (a cello concerto from the latter is performed here).

La Fabbrica Dell'Assoluto - 1984: L'Ultimo Uomo D'Europa (2015)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 20, 2017
La Fabbrica Dell'Assoluto - 1984: L'Ultimo Uomo D'Europa (2015)

La Fabbrica Dell'Assoluto - 1984: L'Ultimo Uomo D'Europa (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 359 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Covers - 55 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Black Widow Records (BWRCD 183-2)

Inspired by George Orwell's bleak '1984' novel, "1984: L'Ultimo Uomo d'Europa" ("1984: The Last Man in Europe") explodes with dark symphonic atmospheres and wild energetic outbursts with a welcome dirty production by way of a battery of vintage keyboards, buzzsaw-like guitars and passionate ravishing vocals. Sounding very much like the second coming of Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Il Balletto di Bronzo and Biglietto per l'Inferno with a dash of Cervello, it makes a huge musical statement in the same way that modern debut albums like 'La Crudelta di Aprile' by the youthful Unreal City and 'In Hoc Signo' by Ingranaggi Della Valle did in recent years, and it's the absolute standout R.P.I/Italian prog release of 2015, perhaps already a true modern classic by those lucky to have discovered it.

Leïla Martial - Baabel (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 19, 2017
Leïla Martial - Baabel (2016)

Leïla Martial - Baabel
Vocal Jazz | FLAC (tracks)+cue, artwork | 56:01 min | 336 MB
Label: Laborie Jazz | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

Ce sont les cloches d’un troupeau de biques qui passent… qui ouvrent ce disque.
Effet réussi, la surprise et la poésie sont les ingrédients principaux du projet. C’est même marqué sur l’étiquette, une photo de la chanteuse avec des bois de chevreuil, vêtue comme un faune.

Rossini - La gazza ladra (Alberto Zedda) [2015]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 19, 2017
Rossini - La gazza ladra (Alberto Zedda) [2015]

Rossini - La gazza ladra (Alberto Zedda) [2015]
Classical | Naxos 8.660369-71 | TT: 180.12 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 772 MB

La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) marked a culmination of the convergence of serious and comic elements in Rossini’s work. The result is an ideal hybrid: a tragic opera with a happy ending that rises to the status of true opera seria. With its outstanding dramatic and musical qualities it remains one of Rossini’s greatest and most successful operas, a constant presence in the repertoire since its triumphant 1817 première in Milan. This performance is conducted by Alberto Zedda, who made his conducting début in 1956, produced the first critical edition of La gazza ladra, and is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the operas of Rossini.
Arthur Coquard & Edouard Lalo - La Jacquerie (2016) {Palazzetto Bru Zane}

Arthur Coquard & Edouard Lalo - La Jacquerie (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers+booklet | 500 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 291 mb
Classical, Opera, French Opera | Label: Palazzetto Bru Zane - Ediciones Singulares / ES 1023

La jacquerie is a four-act opera commenced by Édouard Lalo in 1889 to a libretto by Édouard Blau and Simone Arnaud. The opera was unfinished when Lalo died in 1892, and it was completed by Arthur Coquard. The first performance was at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo on March 9, 1895.

VA - Neukomm: Requiem à la mémoire de Louis XVI (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 17, 2017
VA - Neukomm: Requiem à la mémoire de Louis XVI (2017)

VA - Neukomm: Requiem à la mémoire de Louis XVI
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:40 min | 238 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

In spite of the immense success he enjoyed in his lifetime, Sigismund Neukomm (born in Salzburg in 1778, died in Paris in 1858 at the age of eighty) is practically forgotten nowadays.Yet he left a catalogue of nearly two thousand works, including fifty masses and a number of oratorios and motets. Neukomm spent twenty years in the service of Prince Talleyrand,who commissioned him to write a requiem mass in memory of Louis XVI,guillotined in Paris on 21 January 1793.
Les Maitres De L’Orgue Francais De Louis XIII À La Monarchie De Juillet (2014) (8CD Box set) {Radio France}

Les Maitres De L’Orgue Francais De Louis XIII À La Monarchie De Juillet (2014) ( 8CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (300dpi, png) | 2756 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1529 mb
Classical, Chamber, Organ | Label: Radio France, Catalog #: 316045

An extraordinary enterprise … As an experience of the sounds and styles of French organ culture this boxed set, it seems to me, is indispensable … the body of music is mostly, here, not created but simply made alive by the apt choice of instruments … it is a resource to which to return with delight.

Lauren Henderson - A La Madrugada (2015)  Music

Posted by aasana at Jan. 14, 2017
Lauren Henderson - A La Madrugada (2015)

Lauren Henderson - A La Madrugada (2015)
Jazz, Acoustic, Female Vocalist, Chillout | 01:00:55 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 145,19 MB
Label: Lauren Henderson | Year Of Release: 2015

Lauren's Afro-Caribbean and Latin Heritage are central themes in her original music. Her eclectic vocal influences and style spread across genres. The distinct yet versatile sound is rooted in jazz and extends to pop, flamenco and other genres.
Anne Queffélec & Gaspard Dehaene - Entrez dans la danse... (2017)

Anne Queffélec & Gaspard Dehaene - Entrez dans la danse…
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 82:13 min | 191 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

Tous ces compositeurs se sont plus ou moins bien connus les uns les autres, appréciés réciproquement pour la plupart (avec quelques dédains quand même, Saint-Saëns et Hahn pour Debussy, Debussy pour presque tout le monde… mais on se croisait avec civilité), et pour cet album concocté par Anne Quéffelec – avec la complicité de son fils Gaspard Dehaene dans quelques ouvrages à quatre mains –, le choix s’est arrêté sur le point commun qui relie tous ces ouvrages : la danse (et la France, hormis Mompou placé comme en exergue au début de l’album).