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Mikko Franck & Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France - Ravel & Debussy (Live) (2017)

Mikko Franck & Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France - Ravel & Debussy (Live)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 78:37 min | 424 MB
Label: Erato – 9029589692 | Tracks: 35 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Vocal, Orchestral

Recorded live in Paris, two contrasting music dramas on the theme of an errant child, written by two supreme French composers and performed by a starry line-up of francophone singers. Mikko Franck, in his role as Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducts Debussy’s L’Enfant prodigue, starring Roberto Alagna and Karina Gauvin, and Ravel’s L'Enfant et les sortilèges, with Nathalie Stutzmann and Sabine Devieilhe among the singers surrounding Chloé Briot in the role of the Child.
Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10667

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 4, 2017
Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 461 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 168 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 306 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20026
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #109. Original Recordings And Mixes Produced By Frank Zappa. Little Dots contains more recordings of the under-documented Petit Wazoo Ensemble, which toured at the end of 1972 (previously heard officially on Imaginary Diseases). Again, the sound isn't pristine here, but it's quite listenable. The show starts with a very early version of "Cosmik Debris," but other than that and "Rollo" the material is all new (mostly due to being largely improvised). "Little Dots, Pt. 1" is a previously unreleased piece that features bassist Dave Parlato and drummer Jim Gordon in dialogue, joined by FZ on guitar about halfway though. "Little Dots, Pt. 2" kicks off with a Tony Duran slide solo, and heads into a trombone solo followed by another FZ guitar solo.
Mendelssohn, Franck, List / Ashton - The Dream 2017 [HDTV 1080i]

Mendelssohn, Franck, List / Ashton - The Dream 2017 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 18.4 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 6ch 448kbps | 01:19:08 + 00:33:33 + 01:05:16 | 24.5 GB
Classical, Ballet | ROH | HDTV->TS

Frederick Ashton’s delightful interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic of The Royal Ballet’s repertory.

Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records ZR 3894}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 10, 2017
Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records ZR 3894}

Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records ZR 3894}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 497 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 196 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 373 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 3894
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #94. Finer Moments is a curious but mostly excellent compilation of (mostly) instrumental odds and ends put together by FZ in 1972 that went (mostly) unreleased until 2012. Disc one concentrates on the 1968-1969 Mothers. The first four tracks are from a 1969 Royal Albert Hall show that was partially documented in the film Uncle Meat. "Sleazette" is a great guitar solo, but the Mozart piece loses quite a bit without the "ballet" visuals. "The Wailing Zombie Music" sounds part-composed/part-conducted improvisation. "The Old Curiosity Shoppe" is a nice jam from 1971 featuring some nice wah-wah alto sax from Ian Underwood and wicked soloing from FZ.
Tedi Papavrami, Nelson Goerner - Franck & Fauré: Sonates pour violon et piano (2017)

Tedi Papavrami, Nelson Goerner - Franck & Fauré: Sonates pour violon et piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:49 min | 320 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Two great interpreters, poets and lovers of the French repertory and chamber music join forces here: the violinist Tedi Papavrami and the pianist Nelson Goerner. They have chosen to devote this programme to the two violin sonatas of Gabriel Fauré and the Sonata of César Franck. It was in 1875 that Fauré composed his First Sonata for violin and piano, characterised by its originality and its formal design, which marked the start of a new era for French chamber music.
Cesar Franck - Symphony In D Minor - Symphonic Variations (Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Jorge Bolet) (1987)

Cesar Franck - Symphony In D Minor - Symphonic Variations (Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Jorge Bolet) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 345 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 255 mb
Classical | Label: London Records 417 487-2

The most brilliant of Belgian composer César Franck's compositions were written during the final decade of his life; the Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra, the famous Violin Sonata, the D major String Quartet, and, perhaps most important, the Symphony in D minor are all the products of a single, remarkable five-year period. The Symphony, by no means an immediate success with critics or audiences, has nevertheless become so fused with the popular image of César Franck that it is nearly impossible to think of him without also thinking of this 40-minute orchestral juggernaut.

Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 4, 2017
Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)

Elke Völker - Franck: …avant César Franck
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:12 min | 281 MB
Label: Aeolus | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

We continue our successful collaboration with the german organist Elke Völker. Her new recording, however, is not dedicated to the composer Karg-Elert, but to César Franck!

Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 27, 2017
Elke Völker - Franck: ...avant César Franck (2017)

Elke Völker - Franck: …avant César Franck (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:18 | 180 MB
Label: Aeolus | Release Year: 2017

"Caesar Franck before Caesar Franck," allow one legitimately to ask what this means. Simple, reader friend: these are pieces of organ that the master wrote in his first maturity, before his final language developed as found in his Symphony, his great works for piano or his Sonata For violin and piano. Most of these works for organ were not published during his lifetime but only around 1905 by his son, some even rediscovered here a few years. It is therefore well Franck organist famous before Franck famous composer who is presented here, knowing that every organist of good quality has to write and improvise for his instrument; And that even before himself, Franck was already seriously exploring Franck's style. Elke Völker plays an impressive Cavaillé-Coll, the neo-gothic basilica Notre-Dame de Bonsecours near Rouen; The instrument was inaugurated in 1857, precisely the period at which Franck wrote these works.

Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (1982) {1988 Barking Pumpkin}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 16, 2017
Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (1982) {1988 Barking Pumpkin}

Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (1982) {1988 Barking Pumpkin}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 299 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 129 mb
Genre: rock, classic rock, jazz rock

Baby Snakes is the 1982 album by Frank Zappa. This was the first digital version released in 1988 by Barking Pumpking Records.