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30 April 2012

Sigismondo d'India: Del Cielo d'Amor


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Date CD: 2001 | Carpe Diem | 68:08


All that is known about Sigismondo d'India's early life comes from what he said himself on the title pages of his publications: He claimed that he was of a noble Sicilian family and that he had received his training from "learned men of music." He was probably in Florence around 1600, judging from the dedication of his 1621 "Le musichi e balli" to the Queen Mother of France, Maria de' Medici. He published a book of madrigals in 1606, and its introduction suggests he was in Mantua. If so, he could have met Claudio Monteverdi there.

He visited Florence in 1608, earning the admiration of Vittoria Archilei and Caccini. Cardinal Farnese praised his songs when he visited Rome somewhat later, and in 1610, he was in Parma and Piacenza, where he supplied some festival music.

He settled down in Turin in 1611 when he became director of chamber music at the court of Carlo Emanuele I, Duke of Savoy. Most of his music dates from the period of his employment there. This was a position requiring the production of secular music, both instrumental and vocal. But it is most likely that his predilection was not for religious music. He produced music in the new style that deemphasized polyphony, which found great favor with the Duke.

Malicious courtiers undercut him with vicious gossip, and he left the court in 1623. From October 1623 to April 1624, he was attached to the Este court in Modena on a temporary basis. Moving on to Rome, he took a position with Cardinal Maurizio, who was a son of the Duke of Savoy, and shared his father's tastes. He produced more religious music at this time, including a famous Missa Domine, clamavi ad te, written for Pope Urban VIII. He also composed an opera with a religious theme, Sant' Eustachio. In the same year, 1625, d'India took a permanent position in the court of the Este family and directed a funeral mass for Isabella d'Este (it is not known if this was one written by him or someone else).

The historical record grows thin at this point: in 1627, he was competing for a commission for a marriage between the Farnese and Medici houses, but lost to Monteverdi. He was also appointed to the court of Maximilian I of Bavaria. It is not known whether he ever made it there, or exactly when, where, or how he died. A document dated April 19, 1629, is addressed to the heirs of Sig. d'India, establishing that he died some time earlier.

Sigismondo d'India is regarded as the most important early Italian composer of secular vocal music in the new monodic style, with the exception of Claudio Monteverdi. He also wrote very good polyphonic motets and madrigals. His music is marked by strong, dramatic emotional content and bold, original, and personal harmonic progressions. Among the most typical of his subjects are laments by rejected or jilted lovers, their heartbreak expressed in a reliance on chromatic half-steps and strong dissonances that resolve in unusual ways.

..This recording is absolutely excellent; if anything even better than Richter and Anders' very beautiful CD of Petrarch settings reviewed in an earlier issue. D'India's music encompasses a wide range of forms and moods: lively strophic arias and canzonettas, songs over a ground bass, laments, and through-composed 'madrigals' (these particularly show the composer's taste for exotic and expressive surprise key changes) and the rich, clear, flexible voice of Gundula Anders expresses them all most eloquently. Her execution of florid baroque ornaments, including vibrato as an expressive ornament, is virtuosic (a song about the nightingale gives her room to spread her wings on this score), and her intonation is faultless. This is dramatic, passionate, text-led song, with frequent changes of mood and emotional colour, even from one line to the next, and Anders portrays each emotion very sensitively. Highlights from this point of view are her performances of an extraordinary 8-minute long 'lettera amorosa', a passionate love letter in verse set as a recitative, and (even better music I think) a 9-minute long 'Lamento d'Olimpia'. The accompaniments are technically assured and sensitive througout, and what a treat to hear, besides the archlute and gut-strung chitarrone, the sound of a brass-strung chitarrone on 5 of the tracks (including a famous Piccinini chaconna), and the poignant double-stopped chords of a lirone. Sigrun Richter contributes four solos, a prelude by Kapsberger, and two toccatas and a chaconna by Piccinini, all well played with what seems to me just the right degree of internal variety of tempo, and rubato.
An excellent recording of passionate music, by a composer who on a good day could give Monteverdi a run for his money.

tracklist:


1.La Virtú
2.Vaghe faville
3.Da l'onde del mio pianto
4.Preludio Nr. 4
5.Intenerite voi
6.O del cielo d'amor
7.Toccata Nr. 11
8.Lagrimnate, occhi miei
9.Lettera amorosa del Cavalier Marini
10.Pallidetta qual viola
11.Merce! giro oiangendo
12.Piangono al pianger mio
13.O che gradita
14.Ciaconna
15.Lamento di Olimpia
16.Tu mi lasci, o cruda, o bella
17.Toccata Nr. 4
18.Canto di rosignolo
19.E pur tu parti
20.Sfere fermate

Gundula Anders, Sopran
Hille Perl, Viola da gamba, Lirone
Sigrun Richter, Arciliuto, Chitarrone

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The Ultimate Philip Glass


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2 CD, Covers, HQ, Notes | 786 MB
CD date: 3 Nov 2003 | Sony Classics


Track Listings

Disc: 1

1. Window Of Appearances
2. Dam
3. Kuru Field Of Justice
4. Facades
5. Changing Opinion
6. Metamorphosis One
7. Akhaten's Hymn To The Aten
8. In The Upper Room Dance VIII
9. Protest

Disc: 2

1. Lightning
2. Floe
3. Dance Number 5
4. Gentleman's Honour
5. Bed
6. Evening Song
7. Knee Play 3
8. Mad Rush



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29 April 2012

Contemporaries of Mozart (Highlights)


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Date CD: march 16, 1999 | Chandos | 71:43


The popular Contemporaries of Mozart series with Matthias Bamert and the London Mozart Players is one of Chandos’s longest-running projects with over 20 recordings in the catalogue. It is much praised for its high standards of musicianship and recording, as well as introducing a wealth of undeservedly neglected music to the market with several discs being selected Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’.

This CD contains extracts from the symphonies of Kozeluch, Baguer, Clementi, Vanhal, Gossec, Michael Haydn, Krommer, Pleyel, Rosetti & Stamitz.

tracklist:

1 - Pleyel Ignaz Joseph - Symphony G Dur, Op. 68, mov. 4
2 - Pichl Vaclav - Symphony G Moll, Op. 1 N 4, mov. 2
3 - Vanhal Johann Baptist - Symphony C Moll, C2, mov. 4
4 - Clementi Muzio - Symphony C Dur N 1, Wo 32, mov. 3
5 - Rosetti Antonio - Symphony F Dur, Ki 24, mov. 4
6 - Gossek Francois-Joseph - Symphony D Dur, B 86, mov. 2
7 - Krommer Franz - Symphony D Dur, Op. 40, mov. 3
8 - Vanhal Johann Baptist - Symphony D Dur, D 4, mov. 2
9 - Kozeluch Leopold - Symphony F Dur, mov. 4
10 - Krommer Franz - Symphony C Moll, Op. 102, mov. 2
11 - Haydn Michael - Symphony Es Dur, P 26, mov. 3
12 - Baguer Carlos - Symphony N 18 B Dur, mov. 3
13 - Kozeluch Leopold - Symphony G Moll, mov. 1
14 - Stamitz Carl - Symphony D Dur 'la Chasse', mov. 3

London Mozart Players
Matthias Bamert

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Paul Klee 4tet - Philip Glass Quartets


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1 CD, Cover, HQ | 374 MB
CD Date: 24 April 2009 | Blue Serge


Composer: Philip Glass
Performer: Philip Glass Quartets
Alessandro Fagiuoli 1st violin
Stefano Antonello 2nd violin
Andrea Amendola viola
Luca Paccagnella cello


TRACKS:

String Quartet 1 (1966)
1) (7:47) I
2) (6:10) II

String Quartet 2 - Company (1983)
3) (2:30) I
4) (1:40) II
5) (2:02) III
6) (2:10) IV

String Quartet 3 - Mishima (1985)
7) (3:45) 1957 : Award Montage
8) (1:06) November 25 - Ichigaya
9) (3:14) Grandmother and Kimitake
10) (1:39) 1962 : Body Building
11) (3:01) Blood Oath
12) (2:59) Mishima / Closing

String Quartet 4 - Buczak (1989)
13) (7:23) I
14) (6:22) II
15) (5:55) III

String Quartet 5 (1991)
16) (1:11) I
17) (2:58) II
18) (6:13) III
19) (4:37) IV
20) (6:42) V



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28 April 2012

Glass: A Portrait of Philip In Twelve Parts



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1 CD, Covers, HQ, Notes | 431 MB
CD date: January 19, 2009 | Orange Mountain Music


“For 18 months director Scott Hicks (Shine, No Reservations) followed composer Philip Glass around with a video camera capturing all aspects of his life. His film provides an intimate look at Glass as a family man, delves into his spiritual life and produces some insights on how he composes music. Orange Mountain Music’s soundtrack to “GLASS: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts” contains much of the music from the film including a wide variety of music from every part of Philip Glass’s career. Included on this collection are selections from Einstein on the Beach, Etoile Polaire, Glass’ music for solo piano, and more.”


Performer: Philip GLass
Orchestra: Philip Glass Ensemble, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Michael Riesman, Dennis Russell Davies
Conductor: Various
Composer: Philip GLass

TRACKS:

01."Knee 1" from Einstein on the Beach 2:25
02."Train 1" from Einstein on the Beach 6:15
03."Knee 4" from Einstein on the Beach 2:41
04."Aria" from Einstein on the Beach 2:53
05."Etoile Polaire" from Analog 2:53
06.."Mon Pere, Mon Pere" from Analog 3:56
07."Are Years What?" from Analog 4:04
08."Etude No.2" from Etudes for Piano, Vol.I, Nos 1-10 4:54
09."Houston Skyline" from Music from The Thin Blue Line 4:44
10."Movement I - A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close" from Portraits 4:17
11.."Melody 11 - Melodies for Saxophone" from Saxophone 1:14
12."Movement I" from Symphony No.8 19:27
13.."Orphée's Bedroom" from The Orphée Suite for Solo Piano 1:40
14.."Orphée and the Princess" from The Orphée Suite for Solo Piano 4:37
15."Floe" from Glassworks Soundtrack 8:44
16.."Metamorphosis No.2" (Shot Live by Scott Hicks) 2:49



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Musica al Tempo del Guido Reni


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Date CD: 1997 | Tactus | 63:30


Son of a professional musician, Guido Reni preferred to follow his passion for painting. An antology of the music that might have inspired the master from Bologna in creating his masterpieces.

tracklist:

Girolamo Frescobaldi: Toccata per Spinettina, e Violino
Girolamo Frescobaldi: Canzon terza "detta la Lucchesina"
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Io son ferito
Biagio Marini: La Romanesca, for violin & continuo
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Vestiva i colli
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Così le Chiome
Bartolome de Selma y Salaverde: Canzon a due
Cipriano de Rore: Anchor che col partire,
Dario Castello: Sonata No. 1 in C minor
Michelangelo Rossi: Toccata No. 7 in D minor
Bartolomeo Montalbano: Sinfonia Quarta "Geloso"
Dario Castello: Sonata No. 2
Michele Pesenti: Gagliarda Seconda

Ensemble Aurora

Violino : Enrico Gatti
Viola da gamba e Violoncello : Roberto Gini
Liuto e Arciliuto : Luciano Contini
Clavicembalo e Organo : Guido Morini
maestro di concerto : Enrico Gatti

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27 April 2012

Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride




Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Covers | 618 Mb

Date CD: May 11, 2004 | Telarc | 134:10


Disc One
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Orfeo ed Eurydice may be Gluck's most popular opera, but this one, Iphigénie en Tauride, is probably his greatest. I normally hate his reformations--I like florid vocal lines and over-statement in opera--but in this work, his penultimate French opera (premiered in Paris in 1779), the characters' emotions are so close to the surface that the whole packs quite a dramatic wallop. Many in the opening audiences, however, still wanted something more Italianate, and the following year, Nicola Piccini set the same libretto. It was jeered off the stage (not least because the soprano was drunk) and has since disappeared. Gluck's version occasionally pops up and it's sounding better and better.

This set supersedes the other three (at one time or another) available: The 1957 live La Scala/Callas set is only worthy for Callas and is in terrible sound; the one on Chant du Monde, live from Buenos Aires in 1964 and starring Régine Crespin and Guy Chauvet is terrific but unfindable; and the John Eliot Gardiner recording is very good, but this one is better. The opera is about familial love and deep friendship and as such lacks the usual "love" music and interest. But the waters here run deep and Martin Pearlman and his singers plumb those depths. Christine Goerke's Iphigénie is towering. Rich with expression and beautiful tone, she is torn but always dignified--this is a truly superb reading. Almost no less good is the Orestes of Rodney Gilfry, who uses his high baritone with intelligence and ease, singing tenderly when needed and explosively at other times. Vinson Cole firmly and effectively brings his no-longer-so-light-and-all-the-better-for-it tenor to the role of Pylades, and Stephen Salters, as the villainous Thaos, may sing coarsely but it suits the character. Pearlman gets vivid, exciting playing from his period-instrument Boston Baroque and offers a 28-minute music-illustrated lecture after the close of the opera, on the second CD. The sound is luxurious and clear, and the singers' diction is always clear and forward. This set is a wonderful surprise--highly recommended.

--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com




Christine Goerke
Rodney Gilfry
Vinson Cole
Stephen Salters
Sharon Baker
Iayne West 


Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman







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Henry Purcell - A Collection of Ayres for recorders


Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Covers | 331 Mb
Date CD: Nov 21, 2000 | Virgin Classics | 70:10


tracklist:

Prelude N773
Sonata Z780
Two in one upon a Ground Z627/16
Return fond muse Z321/12
Suite in G major Z770
Chacony Z730
Suite in G major Z660-62
Incidental Music from 'The Fairy Queen' Z 692
Three parts upon a Ground Z731
In vain the Am`rous Flute (from 'Hail! bright Cecilia' Z 328/10)
A New Ground (Welcome to all the pleasures (1683) ZT 682; Z 339/3)
Symphonies in G minor: Symphony (How pleasant is this flowery plain Z543)
Symphonies in G minor: Symphony (Soft notes and gently raised Z510)
Symphonies in G minor: Saraband (Hark Damon, hark Z541)
Symphonies in G minor: Rigadoon (King Arthur Z628/17)
Pavan of Four Parts Z752
Ground Z D221
Funerall March & Canzona (1695) Z 860

Hugo Reyne
&
La Symphonie du Marais

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26 April 2012

Hosts


I'm sorry about the problems with Filevelocity, it was my fault: my account is not premium so they began to delete files older than one month. Glass was mainly affected. I will reupload everything as soon as possible (Filevelocity is down this morning). 
About Filefactory: they're not very fast, they often close down the downloads for free users but they're almost invincible. I never had a file deleted for DMCA or inactivity... maybe you will not be able to download it today, but sonner or later you will.

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La Caccia


Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Covers | 572 Mb
2 CD | Date CD: 05/20/1997 | Berlin Classics


CD 1


tracklist:

Johann Friedrich Fasch
Concerto for violin, 2 horns, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in D major ("The Hunt")
Leopold Mozart
Sinfonia da caccia for orchestra in G major
Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Concerto in B flat major ("La caccia"), Op. 8/10, RV 362
George Frederick Handel
Diana Cacciatrice (Alla caccia), cantata, HWV 79
Johann David Heinichen
Sinfonia in F major "Di Moritzburg"
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208
Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 31 in D major ("Hornsignal"), H. 1/31
Claudia Kunz
Mona Spagele
Robert Worle
Roman Trekel

Hallenser Madrigalisten

Virtuosi Saxoniae
Ludwig Guttler

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Michael Riesman - Philip Glass Soundtracks



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Covers, LQ, Notes | 185 MB
CD Date: September 2, 2008 | Orange Mountain Music


“Michael Riesman is the conductor and producer of nearly every Philip Glass soundtrack recording, including the Academy-Award nominated scores to KUNDUN, THE HOURS and NOTES ON A SCANDAL. PHILIP GLASS SOUNDTRACKS presents his own transcriptions for solo piano of some of the best Philip Glass film scores.”


Performer: Michael Riesman
Conductor: Michael Riesman
Composer: Philip Glass

TRACKS:

01. Anima Mundi 8:42
02. Jenipapo: No.14 2:18
03. Overture to La Belle et La Bete 3:56
04. Neverwas Set 6:25
05. Notes on a Scandal: I Knew Her 3:03
06. A Brief History of Time Selections 6:03
07. Mishima: Closing 2:50
08. Naqoyatsi: Primacy of Number 6:00
09. The Illusionist: Finale 3:44
10. The Fog of War 3:23
11. No Reservations Combine 3:02
12. Candyman: Helen's Theme and More 3:11

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25 April 2012

Giuseppe e Giovanni Sammartini


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3 CD | Date CD: 21/01/2008 | Brilliant

Giuseppe Baldassare Sammartini (1695-1750)
Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700-1775)

Music for Flute, Violin, Oboe, Recorders

CD 1 - Giuseppe - Six solos for Flute, Violin or Oboe, Opus 13


CD 2 - Giuseppe - 12 Sonatas For Two German Flutes



CD 3 - Giovanni - Notturni a 4


Ensemble J.M. Anciuti
I Fiori Musicali
Il Rossignolo, Ottavio Tenerani
Marica Testi, flute


CD 1 - The Six Solos op. 13 are an example of Sammartini’s posthumous fame in that they were printed ten years after his death. “Solo” is the name given to sonatas for a solo instrument or an instrument accompanied by basso continuo. This term soon fell into disuse, as did the interchangeability of instruments foreseen in the early eighteenth century. The possibility to choose the instrument nonetheless still existed in the musical anthologies of many authors who, like Sammartini, legitimize the practice already in the titles, which they gave to their collections. The instruments employed in the Six Solos share more or less the same range: the oboe (the favored instrument of the composer), the German (or transverse) flute, and the dominating violin. The oboe, flute and violin each perform two compositions. The solo instruments are sustained in the basso continuo not only by the harpsichord but also by the bassoon in one case and by the cello in the other.



CD 2 - Perhaps the stylistic characteristic which best marks Sammartini as a composer goes beyond his warm and limpid melodic sensibilities. Indeed, his harmonic and contrapuntal sense reflects the exquisite taste with which he adapted his writing to the qualities and the possibilities of the instrument for which he composed. The Concerto in F Major for soprano recorder and strings is one of the best works ever dedicated to that instrument. Like Geminiani, Bersanti and others, Sammartini distances himself a bit from the compositional model of the early baroque period. Instead he experiments with certain felicitous innovations leaning toward the style galant, yet all the while upholding the Italian tradition. Despite the term “German flutes” which appears in the title, the destination for the recorder is confirmed by the tessitura and tonalities chosen (typical of the sonatas), as well as the typically English predilection for the instrument.

CD 3 - Sammartini’s musical production, in large measure consisting of instrumental and symphonic works, may be considered a natural consequence of the composer’s full integration into the life of his city. Milan, which unlike Venice or Bologna did not possess a school of opera composers, was, on the other hand, a brilliant and lively musical center. A tradition of instrumental music supported by excellent schools of instrument makers, civic and private musical events, orchestral ensembles which had long been active in the city and, finally, a wealth of "amateur" musicians of a respectable level, all worked together to create a fertile and nurturing terrain for Sammartini’s own work. The "notturno" was one of the ideal genres for representing the characteristics of this culture. This instrumental form, similar to the serenata and the divertimento, of a light and brilliant character, was logically destined for "nocturnal" festivities and entertainments. It was perfectly suited to the needs of the accademie which the Grand Duke Pallavicini and others after him held "toward evening in order to enjoy the fresh air" on the esplanade of the Castello Sforzesco.

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Philip Glass - Steve Reich - Music 4 Hands



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217 MB | CD date: October 11, 2005 | Orange Mountain Music


“The Orange Mountain Music release "Music 4 Hands" is a collection of new recordings on dual pianos performed by Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa. The compositions are "Six Scenes from Les Enfants Terribles" for two pianos based on the original opera by Philip Glass as well as a Steve Reich’s "Piano Phase". "Music 4 Hands" debuts these new arrangements by Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa.”

Composer: Steve Reich, Philip Glass
Performer: Maki Namekawa, Dennis Russell Davies


1. Piano Phase by Steve Reich
2. Les Enfants Terribles: Overture by Philip Glass
3. Les Enfants Terribles: The Bedroom by Philip Glass
4. Les Enfants Terribles: Paul Sleepwalking by Philip Glass
5. Les Enfants Terribles: Snow Falling in the Playground by Philip Glass
6. Les Enfants Terribles: Elizabeth Chooses a Career by Philip Glass
7. Les Enfants Terribles: Finale (Death of the Twins) by Philip Glass




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24 April 2012

Stravinsky in America


Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Covers | 295 Mb
September 16, 1997 | RCA Victor Red Seal | 75:40


If there were a Grammy Award for funniest cover art, this would sweep the boards. Thomas' generous and enjoyable anthology of scores produced during Igor Stravinsky's more than three decades in the U.S. comes adorned with an illustration of the young conductor chauffeuring a starry-eyed Stravinsky around Beverly Hills in what looks like an old Mercury Comet.

The music (or most of it, at any rate) is more serious than that. The longest and most substantial of the 10 pieces is the ballet for 12 dancers, "Agon" (1957), a marvelously drypoint study in unusual instrumental timbres that prefigured Stravinsky's late conversion to serial technique, which in turn produced the epigrammatic "Huxley" Variations of 1965. Dance is also the generating impulse of one of his more reactionary works, "Scenes de ballet," written for a Broadway revue in 1945. And there is the elegiac "Ode" from 1943, music recycled from proposed Hollywood soundtracks that never made it to film.

Thomas knew and worked with the aged composer while both musicians lived in Southern California during the 1950s and '60s. His clean, controlled, vital performances reflect the commitment and dedication that came out of that association. The sound is appropriately clear and well-balanced. A self-recommending issue, especially for Stravinsky collectors.

Track 8 "Greeting Prelude" is a humourous arrangement of the tune "Happy Birthday To You".
Track 9 "Canon" is based on a theme taken from "The Firebird".

tracklist:

1. The Star Spangled Banner
2. Circus Polka (composed for a Young Elephant)
3. Ode (Triptychon for Orchestra)
4. Scherzo à la russe (symphonic version)
5. Scènes de ballet
6. Concertino for Twelve Instruments
7. Agon (Ballet for Twelve Dancers)
8. Greeting Prelude (for the Eightieth Birthday of Pierre Monteux)
9. Canon (on a Russian Popular Tune)
10. Variations: Aldous Huxley in Memoriam

London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor – Michael Tilson Thomas

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Philip Glass - 1000 Airplanes On The Roof



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Covers, LQ | 267 MB | CD Date: July 1, 1992 | Emd Int'l


“ 1000 Airplanes recreates the original production with color photographs of Jerome Sirlin's holographic set projections accompanied by David Henry Hwang's compelling script. It is the story of "M.," a New Yorker who is apparently abducted by aliens, probed and questioned, then returned to Earth and told to forget the event. The ambiguity of M.'s experience - was it real or hallucinated? - is never fully resolved; it is a parable on contemporary's man's search for identity in a bewildering world. Philip Glass, David Henry Hwang and Jerome Sirlin stage a vivid, intense journey through M.'s world - inner and outer - which challenges our very notions of reality and sanity. We experience the full force of M.'s dilemma: no place could be as alien as the world has become. ”


Performer: Jack Kripl, Jon Gibson, Richard Peck, Linda Ronstadt
Conductor: Michael Riesman
Composer: Philip Glass

TRACKS:

01. 1000 Airplanes on the Roof
02. City Walk
03. Girlfriend
04. My Building Disappeared
05. Screens of Memory
06. What Time Is Grey
07. Labyrinth
08. Return to the Hive
09. Three Truths
10. Encounter
11. Grey Cloud over New York
12. Where Have You Been Asked the Doctor
13. Normal Man Running


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23 April 2012

Philip Glass - 600 Lines


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Covers, LQ, Notes | 311 MB

CD Date: 2003 | Stradivarius STR 33649



“While a few of Philip Glass's classic early scores such as Music in Similar Motion (1969) and Music in Twelve Parts (1974) have remained relatively well-known and have earned something of a cult status, a number of works he wrote beforehand are hardly known, or known about. The two above-mentioned scores, as anyone who has heard them will undoubtedly agree, demand a phenomenal degree of virtuosity from the players. Such virtuosity —a term which in the present case in particular covers stamina, structural sensitivity and a relaxed quality recalling certain kinds of jazz— was something that, as the composer readily points out, had to be worked towards in the interests of developing his new musical language.”


Performer: Alter Ego Ensemble
Composer: Philip Glass

TRACKS:

1. 600 Lines - 40:13
2. How Now - 20:14



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Beethoven: 3 sonatas [Serkin]


Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Cover | 231 Mb
Date CD: October 25, 1990 | Sony | 56:08


Rudolf Serkin's early 1960s accounts of the most popular "name" sonatas, on a CBS "Great Performances" mid-price CD, are compellingly direct and offer excellent value. The playing is deliberate, but hardly theatrical: as always, the pianist emphasizes the virtues of literalism. The recordings are closely miked and sonorous, and convey good piano tone along with every breath, sigh, groan, and vocalization Serkin produces. The Adagio of the Pathetique is especially lovely. --Ted Libbey

tracklist:

Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight"
Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique"
Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"

Rudolf Serkin, piano


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22 April 2012

Philip Glass - Music of Candyman


Classical, soundtracks | EAC, FLACs, CUE, Log | 1 CD, Booklet | 295 MB
CD Date: September 21, 2001 | Orange Mountain Music


“In 1990 Philip Glass was asked by director Bernard Rose to compose a score for his film Candyman. Rose, a young director had an intriguing film, Paperhouse to his credit and the Candyman story, (written by Clive Barker), was a tale of contemporary myth and horror that possessed a truly frightening psychological plot. Glass accepted this task and wrote a "gothic" score for chorus and pipe organ. Somewhere down the line the film's producers and Clive Barker became dissatisfied with Rose's work, probably because he wasn't creating enough overt gore and horror and relieved him of the job of finishing the film. ”


Music by Philip Glass
For the Films by Bernard Rose and Bill Condon
Michael Riesman, Conductor


TRACKS:

1. Music Box 1:05

CANDYMAN SUITE
2. Cabrini Green 3:27
3. Helen's Theme 1:56
4. Face to Razor 6:13
5. Floating Candyman 7:04
6. Return to Cabrini 9:46
7. It Was Always You, Helen 3:07

FROM CANDYMAN II
08. Daniel's Flashback 2:55
09. The Slave Quarters 5:22
10. Annie's Theme 3:33
11. All Falls Apart 3:13
12. The Demise of Candyman 4:05
13. Reverend's Walk 1:09



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Saint-Saens - The Complete Etudes for Piano


Easy CD-DA | APE+CUE+LOG | Covers | 271 Mb
Date CD: November 10, 1998 | Hyperion | 72:12


'Lively and sensitive performances make this a fine addition to the Saint-Saëns discography, aided by the pianist's own excellent annotations and Hyperion's usual peerless sound' (Fanfare, USA) 'Piers Lane plays with a blend of grace and expertise which makes light of the many challenges offered by music which tests any artist to the full. Every bar is sheer delight' (Musical Opinion)

tracklist:


Six Etudes Op 52
Six Etudes Op 111
Six Etudes pour la main gauche seule Op 135
Thème Varié for Piano, Op. 97

Piano: Piers Lane


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21 April 2012

Angele Dubeau & La Pietà: Philip Glass Portrait

Classical | EAC, FLAC tracks, CUE, Log | Covers | 320 MB CD date: Oct 14 2008 | Analekta
This resolutely modern album is a musical portrait of Philip Glass. Angèle Dubeau has always maintained a passionate interest in all musical forms; this curiosity led her to explore the works of Glass and to paint a dramatic portrait of the composer with these personal choices of some of his most significant works for strings. For a number of years, Angèle Dubeau has collaborated with Philip Glass in New York while working on his first violin concerto. In light of this relationship, Glass authorized, for the first time, an overview of his work with musicians other than the ones he works with regularly. With this repertoire, Angèle Dubeau proves her artistic maturity while exploring new territories, bringing this discovery - or rediscovery - of this great composer of our time to her public.
Composer: Philip Glass
Performer: Angèle Dubeau
Conductor: Angèle Dubeau
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Pietà
Track Listings
01. La Belle et la Bête "Ouverture"
02. The Hours Suite: Movement I
03. The Hours Suite: Movement II
04. The Hours Suite: Movement III
05. Mishima: 1934-Grandmother and Kimitake
06. Mishima: 1962-Body Building
07. Mishima: Blood Oath
08. Mishima: Closing
09. The secret Agent
10. Echorus
11. Company: Movement I
12. Company: Movement II
13. Company: Movement III
14. Company: Movement IV
15. Closing
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Schubert & Cramer: Quintets


EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 282 Mb
Date CD: January 13, 2009 | Brilliant | 58:05



Literature for piano quartet: sparse. Literature for piano quintet: scarce. Literature for fortepiano quintet: a true rarity. Or so one might think. The Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet (which takes its seemingly odd name from the middle name of composer Johann Hummel, who composed for its instrumentation) has found enough literature to fill several albums. This installment features the one (and perhaps only) fortepiano quintet commonly known to listeners: Schubert's "Trout" Quintet.


tracklist:

Schubert: Trout Quintet
John Baptist Cramer: Piano Quintet

Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet


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20 April 2012

Philip Glass: Two Pages. Contrary Motion. Music in Fifths. Music in Similar Motion


Classical | EAC, FLAC tracks, CUE, Log | 1 CD, Covers | 449MB
CD Date: February 1, 1994 | Nonesuch


TRACKS

1. Two Pages, for piano (or electric keyboard)
Composed by Philip Glass
with Michael Riesman, Philip Glass

2. Music in Contrary Motion, for organ
Composed by Philip Glass
with Philip Glass

3. Music in Fifths, for ensemble
Composed by Philip Glass
with Kurt Munkacsi, Jon Gibson, Dickie Landry, Philip Glass

4. Music in Similar Motion, for ensemble (or orchestra)

Composed by Philip Glass
with Kurt Munkacsi, Jon Gibson, Robert Prado, Arthur Murphy, Dickie Landry, Steve Chambers

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