Yan Pascal Tortelier Boulanger

Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra - Lili Boulanger: Faust Et Helene, etc (1999)

Lili Boulanger - Faust Et Hélène; Psaume 24; Psaume 130; D'un soir triste; D'un matin de printemps (1999)
Lynne Dawson, soprano; Ann Murray, mezzo-soprano; Bonaventura Bottone, tenor; Neil MacKenzie, tenor; Jason Howard, bass
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus; BBC Philharmonic; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9745 | Time: 01:13:25

Lili Boulanger's setting of the 130th Psalm is a choral masterpiece. Tortelier and his forces deliver a vivid performance, recorded with tremendous presence. There is even more power in the old Markevich performance, done under Nadia Boulanger's supervision, but the superior Chandos recording makes a difference. Faust et Hélène is a somewhat immature student work (a strange qualification for music by a composer who died at 24), but it is also well performed. The remaining music represents Boulanger's visionary eloquence. This disc is highly recommended as an introduction to a great composer. After you hear it, try the Everest disc, despite the duplications. It contains Boulanger's deathbed Pie Jesu, a brief piece of such intense power that it will leave most listeners in tears.
BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier - Ernest Chausson: Symphony in B flat; Viviane; Soir de fete; La tempete (1999)

Ernest Chausson: Symphony in B flat; Viviane; Soir de fête; La tempête (1999)
BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9650 | Time: 01:07:21

Ernest Chausson’s death in 1899 in a bicycle accident robbed French music of a major talent. Almost his entire orchestral output fits on this extremely fine CD. Yan Pascal Tortelier’s performance of the richly romantic Symphony is the best since Munch’s Boston Symphony recording. Like Munch, Tortelier knows how to keep the music moving along–he’s only an insignificant two minutes slower than Munch for the whole work–without overindulging the more luscious moments, which in Chausson’s opulent setting really do take care of themselves. Even better, rather than some overplayed encore piece by another composer, the symphony is coupled with two very attractive, rarely heard tone poems and two charming orchestral excerpts from the composer’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The orchestra plays with conviction, Chandos’ sonics are gorgeous, and if you don’t buy this disc, you’re missing out on some marvelous stuff.
Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier - Francis Poulenc, Jacques Ibert, Darius Milhaud: Orchestral Works (1992)

Francis Poulenc - Les biches, Suite; Jacques Ibert - Divertissement; Darius Milhaud - Le Boeuf sur le Toit, La Creation du Monde (1992)
Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9023 | Time: 01:08:10

This programme of 1920s French music is in the hands of a conductor who gets right into the spirit of it, and plenty of spirit there is too. Apart from the Ibert, this is ballet music, and that work too originated as a theatre piece, having been incidental music for Eugene Labiche's farce The Italian Straw Hat. Poulenc's unfailingly fresh and bouncy suite from Les biches is very enjoyable although Chandos's warm and resonant recording takes some of the edge off the trumpet tone that is so central to the writing. The geniality of it all makes one forget that this is remarkable music in which (as Christopher Palmer's booklet essay points out) the twentieth-century French composer evokes eighteenth-century fetes galantes through the eyes of that greatest of nineteenth-century ballet composers, Tchaikovsky.
Ravel, Debussy & Massenet - Bavouzet, Tortelier, BBC Symphony Orchestra (2010)

Ravel, Debussy & Massenet - Bavouzet, Tortelier, BBC Symphony Orchestra (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 235 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5084

The exclusive Chandos artist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is a master of this repertoire. This is his second concerto recording for the label, after his survey of the complete piano concertos by Bartók (CHAN10610) which was released in September to high acclaim and voted ‘Orchestral Choice of the Month’ by the magazine BBC Music. Bavouzet’s complete recording of the piano music by Debussy also scooped awards from BBC Music and Gramophone, which wrote: ‘This could well be the finest and most challenging of all Debussy piano cycles.’ On this new release, Bavouzet is accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Yan Pascal Tortelier, a conductor steeped in the French tradition and utterly at home in this repertoire. The result is a totally idiomatic performance of these French masterpieces for piano and orchestra.

VA - 100 Best Tchaikovsky (2010)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 16, 2016
VA - 100 Best Tchaikovsky (2010)

VA - 100 Best Tchaikovsky (2010)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 07:29:14 | 1.0 GB
Label: Warner Classics

This 6-CD set contains 100 tracks from the most familiar and best-loved works by the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893), performed by many of the world’s leading instrumentalists, singers, orchestras and conductors.
Bavouzet - Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments; Capriccio; Movements; Pétrouchka (2015)

Bavouzet - Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments; Capriccio; Movements; Pétrouchka (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 303 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5147

After having won the Gramophone Award in 2014 for his recording of Prokofiev’s five piano concertos, exclusive Chandos artist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet here explores the complete works for piano and orchestra of another Russian composer of the twentieth century: Igor Stravinsky. Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the left hand, and Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra make good company. First, Bavouzet considers them ‘the greatest concertos of the twentieth century.

Christopher Herrick - Organ Fireworks Vol 14 (2010)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at July 8, 2014
Christopher Herrick - Organ Fireworks Vol 14 (2010)

Christopher Herrick - Organ Fireworks Vol 14 (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 231 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67758

This fourteenth volume of Christopher Herrick’s monumental Organ Fireworks series comes from the organ of Melbourne Town Hall. As ever, Herrick presents a cornucopia of virtuoso delights, opening with a bang with Lemare’s outrageous transcription of the Grand March from Aida, given a new sheen by Herrick himself. Other works include pieces by living composers Iain Farrington and Paul Spicer, and examples of the best of the English and French traditions of 19th and 20th century organ writing.

Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 - Bavouzet (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Dec. 2, 2012
Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 - Bavouzet (2012)

Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 - Bavouzet (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 217 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10736

This is Volume 4 in Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s project to record the complete piano sonatas of Haydn. The last volume in the series was a Critic’s Choice in Gramophone, an Instrumental Choice in the magazine BBC Music, Editor’s Choice in the magazine Classic FM, and Recording of the Month in MusicWeb International.

100 Best Relaxing Classics  Music

Posted by jhawd at July 14, 2009
100 Best Relaxing Classics

100 Best Relaxing Classics
EMI Classics, 2008 | FLAC, CUE, Logs | 6 CDs, 1.8Gb @ RS

Sit back, relax and unwind to some of the most relaxing classical music performed by some of the finest artists. There’s over 7 hours of well-chosen music split across six CDs and featuring the world's best loved composers. Another winning collection.

Henri Dutilleux: Symphony Nos.1 & 2 (1993)  

Posted by peachfuzz at Feb. 21, 2009
Henri Dutilleux: Symphony Nos.1 & 2 (1993)

Henri Dutilleux - Symphony Nos.1 & 2 (1993)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 220 MB

Dutilleux belongs to that rare breed of composers whose music is both harmonically and rhythmically rich but with a twist that cannot easily be foreseen in advance, although this may not always be clearly realized. Dutilleux has never been a prolific writer of symphonies. Premiered more than 40 years ago by the composer, Dutilleux's only two symphonies are emotionally charged with apocalyptic brass writing that is reminiscent of William Schuman with a touch of Stravinsky and Messiaen thrown in the mix. The more intimate string and solo wind writing in the second symphony appear with variant treatment in each of the three movements leading up to the symphonic cohesion (hence Double) with the two competing forces interacting through distorted images of each other. In this recording, Yan Pascal Tortelier gives an outstanding performance, as he usually does when it comes to Dutilleux.