Danielpour

Xiayin Wang - Danielpour: The Enchanted Garden - Preludes, Books 1 & 2 (2011)

Xiayin Wang - Danielpour: The Enchanted Garden - Preludes, Books 1 & 2
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 49:28 min | 136 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2011

Trained in Shanghai and New York, pianist Xiayin Wang is definitely one to watch. Her strengths are numerous: sheer power, an ability to pick a melody out of a complex texture, and an ability to keep a poetic spirit in the midst of extreme virtuoso difficulties. On top of all this is a feel for African-American rhythms, something not so common in pianists from the Asian sphere. Check out her recording of Earl Wild's bone-crushing fantasies on Gershwin. Her facility with jazz and especially ragtime also serves her well in these preludes by American composer Richard Danielpour, who composed the two sets of preludes 17 years apart and collectively titled them The Enchanted Garden.
Thomas Hampson, Nashville Symphony Orchestra & Giancarlo Guerrero - Danielpour: Songs of Solitude & War Songs (2016)

Thomas Hampson, Nashville Symphony Orchestra & Giancarlo Guerrero - Danielpour: Songs of Solitude & War Songs
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:35 min | 245 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

Acclaimed as one of America's leading contemporary composers, Richard Danielpour wrote Songs of Solitude as a response to the events of 9/11. Drawing on the poems of W.B. Yeats, the work enshrines a sense of economy and sparseness, formed of a set of six powerful orchestral songs. The motivating force for War Songs was a series of photographs of the young men and women killed in the Iraq War. The song cycle, with its texts by Walt Whitman, was written for the Nashville Symphony to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Toward the Splendid City is a portrait of New York City driven by Danielpour's love-hate relationship with his hometown.

Weinberg · Finko · Danielpour - Freedom (2015)  Music

Posted by Piterets at Oct. 19, 2016
Weinberg · Finko · Danielpour - Freedom (2015)

Weinberg · Finko · Danielpour - Freedom (2015)
Contemporary Classical | Innova 935 | 2015 | EAC (FLAC image, cue, log) | Booklet | Various File Hosts
Mimi Stillman, flute; Charles Abramovic, piano; Yumi Kendall, cello

Flowing, Middle Eastern-sounding melodies inflect this emotionally charged lamentation; it shimmers with agitation and occasional discord.
Carolyn Sampson, Stephen Layton - Eriks Esenvalds: Passion & Resurrection (2011)

Carolyn Sampson, Stephen Layton - Eriks Esenvalds: Passion & Resurrection (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 224 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67796

The live performance last year of this major and substantial work by the young Latvian composer Ešenvalds thrilled critics and audiences alike. As a new liturgical work that looks set to enter the repertoire it is comparable to Arvo Pärt’s Passio. Eschewing the single narrative perspective that characterizes the great Passion settings of the past, the composer has assembled an interlocking mosaic of texts from the gospels, from Byzantine and Roman liturgies, and from the Old Testament.

Lawrence Axelrod - The Six Brandenburg Fantasias (2013)  Music

Posted by Piterets at June 2, 2014
Lawrence Axelrod - The Six Brandenburg Fantasias (2013)

Lawrence Axelrod - The Six Brandenburg Fantasias (2013)
Contemporary Classical | Innova 876 | 2013 | 56:11 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | PDF Booklet | Various File Hosts | 240 MB
Ensemble Nouvelle Époque, Lawrence Axelrod (conductor)

Axelrod (b. 1960) … achieves his goal of developing the possibilities inherent in Bach's instrumental challenges to come up with a colourfully orchestrated cycle that does not contain a dull moment. … [E]asily approachable to audiences attuned to Axelrod's contemporaries like Jennifer Higdon, Ned Rorem and Richard Danielpour.
Liszt: 6 Hungarian Rhapsodies / Kurt Masur, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (1990)

Liszt: 6 Hungarian Rhapsodies / Kurt Masur, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (1990)
EAC rip | APE, log, cue, covers | RAR Rec. 3% | 239 MB | hotfile, filesonic
Classical | Label: Philips | Time: 1h:03m

"Kurt Masur has made some excellent recordings of Liszt's orchestral works where the music has been nobly served by his balanced approach. His performances have been characterized by an underlying warmth and romance, and he has shown real passion where it is appropriate, of a kind where there is no spilling over into the rhetorical posturing which can sometimes bedevil performances of this composer's music. Those admirable qualities are again apparent in this latest record." (Gramophone)