Sort articles by: Date | Most Rates | Most Views | Comments | Alphabet
» Articles for December 2014 Year » page 6
El Maestro Farinelli - Concerto Koln, Pablo Heras-Casado (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Concerto Köln, Pablo Heras-Casado
Title: El Maestro Farinelli
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: prestoclassical.co.uk
Duration: 01:08:18
Recorded: Probenstudio 7–8/2013 in Cologne, Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, 1/2014 (tracks 6, 12)

Pablo Heras-Casado, “one of the most exciting conductors of his generation” (Die Welt), makes his Archiv Produktion debut performing instrumental and vocal music associated with Farinelli, the legendary 18th-century castrato who served as impresario and court musician to the kings of Spain.
As one of the label’s Archiv Ambassadors Pablo Heras-Casado enjoys an unusually varied conducting career: He has encompassed the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically-informed performance and cutting-edge contemporary scores, and has already developed a special rapport with a number of soloists, orchestras and opera houses. Now he returns to his core repertoire and musical heritage.
This new album with works of Baroque composers like Hasse, Porpora and Jomelli represents a fine selection of pieces, which Farinelli presented during his time as concert master/conductor in Madrid and Aranjuez. El Maestro Farinelli features eight world premier recordings, including some arias sung by Bejun Mehta, “the best countertenor in the world” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

  • 80
Claude Debussy - Images & Preludes II - Marc-Andre Hamelin (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Artist: Marc-André Hamelin
Title: Debussy - Images & Preludes II
Genre: Classical
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records
Duration: 70 minutes 35 seconds
Recorded: Various dates at Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom

A new album from Marc-André Hamelin is always cause for celebration. Here in his first Debussy recording for Hyperion he presents the two books of Images: Debussy’s colouristic masterpiece, a bewitching compendium of ‘scents, colours and sounds’. Also recorded here is the second book of Préludes, in a poetic and evocative performance.
  • 80
Claude Debussy - Etudes Book II, Images Book I, Estampes - Nelson Goerner (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Сomposer: Claude Achille Debussy (1862–1918)
Artist: Nelson Goerner
Title: Debussy - Etudes Book II, Images Book I, Estampes
Genre: Classical
Label: © Zig-Zag Territoires | Outhere Music
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:02:03
Recorded: 13 to 16 April 2013 at Teldex Studio, Berlin

Well known for his interpretations of the works of Frédéric Chopin and Serge Rachmaninov, appearing on concert platforms the world over, the great Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner is joining the Zig-Zag Territoires label.

'Obviously, from the performer of these pieces - of all the pieces on this disc -, one will expect mastery and sensitivity. But even more is necessary: gifts of a colourist; an imagination of the settings; a vision of the sound planes and space. And also, for these pieces that are heirs to and the summary of such a glorious tradition, it also calls for broad knowledge and culture of the piano repertoire. The performer of the Etudes stands at the arrival of an itinerary, that of the keyboard "en blanc et noir". He must know everything and play almost everything. Nelson Goerner is that performer.'
  • 80
Christmas Carols: From Village Green to Church Choir - Vox Turturis, David Quinn, Andrew Gant (2014 ) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Vox Turturis, David Quinn, Andrew Gant
Title: Christmas Carols – From Village Green to Church Choir
Genre: Classical
Label: © Signum Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:07:36
Recorded: St Peter’s College Chapel, Oxford, on 7-8 April 2014.

A new album bringing classic carols to life under the expert direction of conductor and author Andrew Gant, marking the release later this year of his new book “Christmas Carols, from Village Green to Church Choir”.
Everyone loves a carol - in the end, even Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of midwinter mood, like the aroma of mince pies and mulled wine and the twinkle of lights on a tree. It’s a kind of magic. In this new accompanying recording, Andrew Gant’s choir Vox Turturis bring these carols to life with captivating performances of classics such as ‘The Angel Gabriel’, ‘Adeste fideles’ and ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ as well as less-known gems like ‘Ce?le?brons la naissance’, ‘Les anges dans nos campagnes’ and ‘Tempus adest floridum’.
The CD booklet also includes a short essay by Gant highlighting some of the fascinating stories behind these works. Christmas Carols brims with anecdote, expert knowledge and Christmas spirit. It is a fittingly joyous account of one of our best-loved musical traditions.
  • 60
Charles Lloyd - The Best of Charles Lloyd (1970/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Charles Lloyd
Title: The Best of Charles Lloyd
Genre: Jazz, Free Improvisation, Cool Jazz
Label: © Atlantic Records
Release Date: 1970/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 42:11
Recorded: Tracks 1 & 2 recorded live at the Monterey Jazz festival on September 18, 1966; Tracks 3 & 4 recorded at Atlantic Recoding Studios, NYC on March 29, 1966; Track 5 recorded live at th Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on January 27, 1967.

This is a powerful and varied set recorded live and in the studio. Charles Lloyd is in top form, and this may be his best quartet ever, which is saying quite a lot.

„The rediscovery of Charles Lloyd is one of the best things to happen to jazz in more than a decade. He is humble and peaceful, yet he experiments without fear. Once again successful and appreciated by the jazz world, he outshines some of the most noted players on today’s scene. His music is a balm to ears grown weary of jazz that is derivative, exclusionary or a passing fad.“ --Roberta Penn, Seattle Post Intelligencer
  • 0
Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete piano sonatas - Abdel Rahman El Bacha (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Abdel Rahman El Bacha
Title: Beethoven - Complete piano sonatas
Genre: Classical
Label: © Mirare
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 10:36:48
Recorded: avril 2012 et janvier 2013 à la Ferme de Villefavard (France)

"Over and above the purely musical aspect that makes Beethoven one of the greatest composers of all time, what stands out for me is the lesson of a moral being: insofar as Beethoven sets himself immensly high standards, immense rigour and courage - in his life, in everything he undertakes, in the authenticity of even the slightest of his artistic gestures - his attitude must rub off on his interpreter. That's why I think that, for me, Beethoven has represented not only one of the most profound lessons in music, but also a lesson in life." --Abdel Rahman El Bacha
  • 0
Bela Bartok - Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11 - Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (2003/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Artist: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer
Title: Bartok - Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2003/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: prestoclassical.co.uk
Duration: 55:20
Recorded: 16-19 August 2002 at Italian Institute, Budapest

"Bartók's wrote his only opera, the one-act Duke Bluebeard's Castle in 1911, but it didn't receive its premiere until May 24, 1918 in a concert shared with the composer's The Wooden Prince. Bluebeard's plot is about the ill-fated Judith who, in spite of warnings, marries Duke Bluebeard and goes with him to his ominous castle where she finds seven locked doors. Judith insists on unlocking each one, finding behind them a torture chamber, an armoury, a treasury, a garden, Bluebeard's empire, a lake of tears and, behind the seventh door, Bluebeard's three previous wives, not dead, but immortal. Judith then joins the other wives behind the seventh door. Bluebeard's Castle had undergone a number of revisions before the premiere and contains some of the composer's most imaginative music. There have been many superb recordings, particularly Ferenc Fricsay's slightly-cut stereo version from 1958, Istvan Kertész' 1965 Decca recording, and, most recently, Bernard Haitink's with the Berlin Philharmonic on EMI. Audio buffs always have treasured this score for its grand opening of the Fifth Door with its smashing high 'C' for the soprano accompanied by heavy brass, percussion and organ. This new Philips recording is magnificent in every way. Conductor Ivàn Fischer reads the brief Prologue (in Hungarian, of course), and both singers are outstanding. The Bartók archives in Budapest have discovered some errors in the printed score all of which have been corrected in this recording, and the Budapest State Opera loaned the very rare keyboard xylophone which is heard to great effect in the torture chamber sequence. Hein Dekker was recording producer. He and his staff did a magnificent job in creating a totally natural, rich concert hall perspective with a perfect balance between singers and orchestra."
  • 0
Bela Bartok - Concerto For Orchestra - Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Artist: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel
Title: Bartók - Concerto For Orchestra
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 39:44
Recorded: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, United States, January 4-6, 2007

"... Dudamel lives up to the hype, the hype being a youthful and energetic interpreter who brings a refreshing vivacity to his performances ... has plenty of surface excitement, a good deal of which is provided by the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s polished virtuosity and expertise with the score ..." --ClassicsToday.com

Gustavo Dudamel, one of the fastest-rising young stars in classical music, leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic on this live album of Bartók's Concerto For Orchestra, the composer’s most popular orchestral work. This energetic performance was recorded at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2007.
  • 100
Antoine Brumel - Missa de beata virgine - Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Antoine Brumel (c1460-1512/13)
Artist: The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice
Title: Missa de beata virgine & motets
Genre: Classical
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records
Duration: 63 minutes 56 seconds
Recorded: August 2013 at The Church of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford, United Kingdom

The Brabant Ensemble continues its exploration of hidden gems of the Renaissance with an album of music by Antoine Brumel, famous for his ‘Earthquake’ Mass but otherwise barely known today. Conductor Stephen Rice has assembled an intriguing collection of works including the Missa de beata virgine, a work suffused with plainsong but in which the voices are used almost percussively, making rhythm the driving force of the piece. The Christmas motet Nato canunt omnia is one of the most remarkable musical works of the period.

The Brabant Ensemble’s performance is polished yet light, flexible expressive and spontaneous, parading the polyphony in all its glory.
  • 60
Franz Schubert - Drei Klavierstucke D. 946, Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Sonata No. 7 Op. 83, Frederic Chopin - 24 Preludes Op. 28 - Yulianna Avdeeva (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Artist: Yulianna Avdeeva
Title: Yulianna Avdeeva - Chopin, Schubert & Prokofiev
Genre: Classical
Label: © Mirare | Harmonia Mundi Label Group
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:31:13
Recorded: au Vinci, centre des congrès de Tours, auditorium Pierre de Ronsard du 10 au 13 février 2014

Première femme, depuis Martha Argerich en 1965, à remporter le Concours Chopin de Varsovie, Yulianna Avdeeva nous offre son premier disque en solo avec trois grandes oeuvres du répertoire. De la rêverie de Schubert à l’énergie diabolique de Prokofiev en passant par la trajectoire implacable des 24 Préludes de Chopin, son compositeur de prédilection ; la jeune Yulianna Avdeeva déploie un jeu pianistique sensationnel à la palette expressive, colorée et poétique.
  • 80
Dear visitor, you have not login. We recommend you to REGISTER and LOGIN to gain access to the full resource on our website.