The Aeolian String Quartet - Haydn: Complete String Quartets (22CDs, 2009)

The Aeolian String Quartet - Haydn: Complete String Quartets (22CDs, 2009)
Classical, Chamber | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3.31 GB | Covers 30 Mb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2009

This limited edition for the Haydn Bi-Centenary is a bargin price reissue of renowned Aeolian Quartet recordings from the 1970's. They are brilliantly played the late analogue sound has been well remastered by Decca. It is strange there are so few complete recordings of these quartets as the music is quite superb. From the early 'divertimento' type pieces through to the profound later works there is never a dull moment.
The Aeolian String Quartet - Haydn: The Complete String Quartets (22CD) [2009/1973-7]

Haydn - The Complete String Quartets (The Aeolian String Quartet) [2009/1973-7]
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | TT: 24h 11min | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 6.85 Gb

The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)

Alwoods - Aeolian Mode (2011)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 3, 2016
Alwoods - Aeolian Mode (2011)

Alwoods - Aeolian Mode (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 472 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 185 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Psytrance, Psychill, Downtempo, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Altar Records (ARCDA16)

John Rigas (aka Alwoods) was drawn to psychedelic music when he began Djing more than a decade ago. Within the last three years John began pursing music production. Learning to write, compose and studying the technology used to craft the sounds he was seeking. Over time his skills evolved and he began producing psytrance as Atreus. Now John steps forward as Alwoods with "Aeolian Mode". For this album, Alwoods draws inspiration from his love of nature, the elements, and his time spent in the Greek mountainside. Natural sounds, bright atmospheres, and pulsing energies create a wondrous audio experience that fuses morning sounds with deep ambiance. "Aeolian Mode" is an album full of soft driving beats wrapped in thick psychedelic auras that is perfect for stimulating the energies of a new day.

John Williams - The Guitarist John Williams (1998) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 7, 2017
John Williams - The Guitarist John Williams (1998) [Re-Up]

John Williams - The Guitarist John Williams (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Guitar | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 60586 | Time: 01:03:01

Music both old and new, but all of it inspired by the timeless modal harmony of medieval and Mediterranean cultures: this is the subject of John Williams's brilliant guitar disc for Sony, which also features his debut as a composer. The main work is his own "Aeolian Suite" for guitar and chamber orchestra, based on both original and 14th-century tunes (one of which, the "Saltarello," appeared on early-music pioneer David Munrow's disc called Instruments of the Middle Ages). The suite is a lovely piece of writing, deftly composed, and neither tacky nor pretentious. It's paired with an inspired assortment of spiritually related but diverse arrangements and original pieces by Satie, Theodorakis, Domeniconi, and an emotionally intense four-movement work called "Stélé," by Australian composer Phillip Houghton. Naturally, Williams performs each piece expertly, but most important, he makes his instrument sing, and that's just what the music demands. Simply super.

Lang Lang - Romance (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 13, 2017
Lang Lang - Romance (2017)

Lang Lang - Romance
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:48 min | 260 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 17 | 2017

Lang Lang’s brilliant showmanship here is channeled through some of the piano’s most intimate, tender moments. Romance is an album that captures his playing at its most personal. The musical balance works well—Bach’s “Air on the G String” marks out a moment of peace after Liszt’s passionate Liebestraum no. 3. Hans Zimmer’s anthemic “Gladiator Rhapsody” theme lights the way from Chopin’s shimmering “Aeolian Harp” Étude, while Anne Dudley’s “Poldark Prelude” brings us briefly to stormy Cornwall before Liszt calms the soul and Tchaikovsky guides us home to the fireside.

Lang Lang - Romance (2017)  Music

Posted by pyatak at Oct. 12, 2017
Lang Lang - Romance (2017)

Lang Lang - Romance (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 79 minutes | 182 MB
Classsical | Label: Sony Classical

Aeolian Harp Etude naturally lead into Hans Zimmer s captivating main soundtrack theme from the film Gladiator. Similarly, the juxtaposition of Chopin s C-sharp minor Nocturne, Liszt s Consolation No. 3 and the Adagio from Beethoven s Sonata op. 2 no. 3 and Bach s Air on the G String illuminates the common ground between four proudly individual composers. Romance casts fresh light on Lang Lang s lyrical gifts, revealing the artist behind the phenomenon.
VA - Great Pianists of the 20th Century: The Complete Edition (1999) (2 Box Sets, 202 CDs)

VA - Great Pianists of the 20th Century: The Complete Edition (1999) (2 Box Sets, 202 CDs)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 202 CDs, 244:56:30 min | Scans included | 61,8 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Philips Records

The box set comprised 100 volumes featuring 72 pianists of the 20th century, each volume with two CDs and a booklet about the life and work of the featured pianist. The set contains a variety of composers from different eras, from Baroque to Contemporary classical.

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 9, 2017
Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993) (Repost)

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:45 | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Smithsonian Folkways | Catalog: SF 40801

At last, a re-issue of the 1963 recording of Cowell playing several of his piano works in his casual style, so that the listener regards the unusual sounds and techniques as completely natural within the context of each piece's imagery. A recording of the complete piano works is definitely needed, but this CD, with Cowell's spoken commentary at the end, is a precious thing to have at the moment.

Amir Katz - Chopin: Études (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 3, 2017
Amir Katz - Chopin: Études (2017)

Amir Katz - Chopin: Études
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:52 min | 162 MB
Label: Orfeo | Tracks: 24 | 2017

Vladimir Horowitzs admissions about the twelve Études, Op. 10 and the twelve of Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin, all of which he found dreadful, or to be precise, dreadfully difficult, are both revealing and disarmingly frank: 'For me, the most difficult is the one in C major, Op. 10/1. I cannot play it, and the other one in C, Op. 10/7, is no better. And I cant really play the one in A minor. Op. 10/2 properly'.
Enrique Granados, Sergey Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, George Gershwin: The Composer Plays (1997) [Grand Piano Series]

Granados, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Gershwin: The Composer Plays (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus | # NI 8813 | Time: 01:18:30

Grand Piano is a series devoted to the art of the Reproducing Piano. It presents major performances by the legendary pianists who recorded for the Aeolian Company between 1915 and 1930. The acoustic gramophone rarely attempted major keyboard works. The 78s' restricted sound and duration was acceptable for short virtuoso pieces but little else. In contrast, by 1915, the Aeolian Company's "Duo-Art" was already a highly sophisticated digital recording process. Pianists, well aware of the gramophone's limitations, turned enthusiastically to the reproducing piano. Hofmann, Bauer, Paderewski and Grainger were especially committed, not alone in believing that they had achieved the ultimate recording process. Great pianists joined them in recording their concert repertoire, including much that was never repeated on disc.