Dr. John Bull Complete Works For Keyboard

Mahan Esfahani, Peter Watchorn - Dr. John Bull: Complete Works for Keyboard, Vol. 1 (2009) 2 CDs

Mahan Esfahani, Peter Watchorn - Dr. John Bull: Complete Works for Keyboard, Vol. 1 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 638 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 222 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Musica Omnia | # MO0301 | Time: 01:32:48

The portrait of John Bull on the cover of this two-CD U.S. release gives an idea for the uninitiated of what to expect from the composer's music: it's intense, single-minded, and even a bit demonic (although the hourglass topped with a skull with a bone in its mouth is apparently an alchemical symbol). Bull was, in the words of an unidentified writer quoted by harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, "the Liszt of the virginals." The most immediately apparent feature of his music is extreme virtuosity, on display especially in the mind-boggling set of variations entitled Walsingham (CD 1, track 8) and in the galliards of the pavan-galliard pairs. But the opposite pole in Bull's style exerts just as strong a pull: he is fascinated by strict polyphony by what would be called harmonic progressions, and by the close study of the implications contained within small musical units. As spectacular in their way as the keyboard fireworks are, the three separate settings of a tune called Why Ask You? on CD 2 are marvelous explorations of compressed musical gestures.
Duo Belder Kimura - C.P.E. Bach: Complete Works for Keyboard & Violin (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Duo Belder Kimura - C.P.E. Bach: Complete Works for Keyboard & Violin (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 132:07 minutes | 2.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Amsterdam-based period violin and keyboard ensemble, Duo Belder Kimura, make their Resonus Classics debut with a comprehensive and compelling survey of the complete works for violin and keyboard by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach across two discs.

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute - 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 23, 2017
Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute - 2 (2016)

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute - 2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 67:15 | 237 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.559774

John Cage’s innovative work and unorthodox ideas profoundly affected Western music during the latter half of the 20th century, and this second of two volumes (volume 1 can be heard on Naxos 8.559773) concludes Katrin Zenz’s survey of his complete works for flute. The earlier chromatic compositions include an astonishing variety of playing techniques and a bewildering rhythmic complexity, while the elements of chance in the later works result in music that is always undergoing kaleidoscopic processes at once arbitrary and intensely focussed in form and expression.

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 24, 2017
Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Ryoanji; Two; Three Pieces for Flute Duet; Music for Two (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Naxos | # 8.559773 | Time: 01:02:50

This first volume of John Cage’s complete works for flute spans a fifty year period, from the Three Pieces for Flute Duet of 1935—deft studies in chromatic writing—to the 1984 Ryoanji, which involves the use of pre-recorded flutes and percussion with resultant diverse and intricate textures. Two is the first of Cage’s important ‘number’ series and is edgily ruminative, while Music for Two, written for any combination of the 17 different instrumental ‘parts without scores’ provided by the composer, is heard in an arrangement described by Katrin Zenz as a ‘new piece for flute and piano’.
Ulrich Krieger - John Cage: The Works For Saxophone, Vol.2 (2006)

Ulrich Krieger - John Cage: The Works For Saxophone, Vol.2 (2006)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 71:52 | 174 MB
Genre: Modern Classical, Avant-garde | Label: Mode

The 35th volume in Mode's Complete John Cage Edition is also the second release in Ulrich Krieger's series of interpretations for solo saxophone and saxophones with other instruments. Ensemble pieces of comparatively large dimensions were gathered on A Cage of Saxophones: Vol. 1, so this follow-up disc presents pieces for smaller combinations and solos, though with no less originality or charm.
Gautier Capuçon & Frank Braley - Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Gautier Capuçon & Frank Braley - Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 143:40 minutes | 2.63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Universally recognised as the finest cellist of his generation, Gautier Capuçon has a firm reputation as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He is a regular performer with the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, NHK Symphony, and at festivals such as Verbier and Lugano, and has won several awards at the ECHOS and the Victoires de la Musique.
The Brass Septet Imperial - Jean Sibelius, Complete Works for Brass Septet (2015)

The Brass Septet Imperial - Jean Sibelius, Complete Works for Brass Septet (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 153.37 Mb | 32:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pilfink (JJVCD-152)

The Brass Septet Imperial is a Finnish ensemble. Its mission is to honour and revitalise the old Finnish brass septet traditions and at the same time to raise traditional septet playing to the highest artistic standard. Its members are all among the finest masters of their instruments in Finland. The Septet is modelled on the time-honoured Brass Septet Imperial of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra familiar to radio listeners for decades. Its repertoire consists of classic works for this line-up and quality transcriptions. The ensemble also actively seeks out new music for brass septet and commissions works for this collection of instruments. This debut disc, Punaiset ja valkoiset laulut (which literally means ‘Red and White Songs’) of songs across the political divide, presents an interesting selection of both original arrangements for Finnish brass septet arranged roughly a century ago and also brand-new septet arrangements of these traditional works.
Thies Roorda & Alessandro Soccorsi - Widor: Complete Works for Woodwind (2017)

Thies Roorda & Alessandro Soccorsi - Widor: Complete Works for Woodwind (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:02:13 | 147 MB
Label: Naxos

Charles Widor’s musical life covered around 75 years of French cultural history. His organ symphonies helped to blow spectacular new life into an instrument that had become sorely neglected, and it was in salons such as that of the organ builder Cavaille-Coll that his chamber music was first welcomed with enthusiasm. Widor went on to work with leading players of his day, composing audition showpieces such as the Introduction et Rondo, the recently rediscovered and popular Serenade with its rich harmonium sonorities, and the Suite, Op. 34 that far transcends the salon genre in its character and range.
Rafael Orozco, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart - Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra (1993)

Rafael Orozco, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart - Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra (1993)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:19:36 | 683 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 438 326-2

The complete Works for Piano and Orchestra, with Rafael Orozco playing the extraordinarily demanding piano score, which Serge; with his huge, slender, nimble fingers tended to compose to impress people and make many back away, is more than merely admirable when combined with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the Direction of Edo De Waart.
Schweizer Klaviertrio - Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano Trio, Vol. 4 (2017)

Schweizer Klaviertrio - Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano Trio, Vol. 4
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 63:13 min | 245 MB
Label: audite Musikproduktion | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

The fourth installment of the Swiss Piano Trio's recording of the complete piano trios includes two major works, not counted among his seven numbered trios, whose violin parts can also be played by the clarinet. The finale of the "Gassenhauer" Trio, which was composed in 1797, draws on a popular Singspiel melody by the composer Josef Weigl whose cheerful naivete is very well-suited to the character of the (B-flat) clarinet; the dimensions and ambitious scope of the work, however, make it a truly "classical" piano trio.