Ensemble Meme Compadrazgo

Gabriela Lena Frank - Compadrazgo (2013)  

Posted by Piterets at Sept. 8, 2014
Gabriela Lena Frank - Compadrazgo (2013)

Gabriela Lena Frank - Compadrazgo (2013)
Contemporary Classical | Albany Records TROY1449 | 2013 | 76:05 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 248 MB
Ensemble Meme

This CD of music by Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972), titled Compadrazgo, is the type I like to call “out there.” It’s composed, one imagines, on the precipice of the composer’s mind and creative faculties, reaching both inward and outward towards models and inspirations that seem to gestate inside and come out in an almost spontaneous burst of creativity. ...There is no question that the music on Compadrazgo is strange and challenging to Western, non-South American ears, but if you are open to new experiences I think you’ll find it opens new doors to your mind.
Ensemble des Equilibres - Des Cordes Marines: Trios for Violin, Alto and Cello (2017)

Ensemble des Equilibres - Des Cordes Marines: Trios for Violin, Alto and Cello (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:43 | 134 MB
Label: Arion | Release Year: 2017

The Ensemble des Equilibres, touched by the beauty and artistic importance of three great works: Jean Cras (1879-1932), Joseph-Ermend Bonnal (1880-1944) and Albert Roussel (1869-1937) ) - a fundamental part of the French classical repertoire, has set itself the task of immortalizing them in the form of a disc, in order to offer the general public the pleasure of discovering them, and to assure to these works the posterity which come back. This one leaves at ARION at the end of February 2017.
Versus Ensemble - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires Suite, Verano Porteño, Milonga del Ange (2007)

Versus Ensemble - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires Suite, Verano Porteño, Milonga del Ange (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:08:56 | 261 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.570523

This Naxos disc by the five-member Versus Ensemble contains a potpourri of seven different works by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla. It includes many of his best known major works – the Milonga del ángel, Verano Porteño, Libertango, and Oblivion – plus five excerpts from his least known major work: his operetta Maria de Buenos Aires. Of the 11 tracks here, four feature either vocalist Enrique Moratalla or soprano María Rey-Joly, one features reciter Horacio Ferrer, and six are instrumentals.
Arvo Part - St. John Passion (1988) (The Hilliard Ensemble, P Hillier)

Arvo Part - St. John Passion (1988) (The Hilliard Ensemble, P Hillier)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, PAL 4:3 (720:576), 25fps, 7110kbps | LPCM 2.0 | 73min | 4270Mb
Classical | Arthaus Musik, 100248 | rel: 1988 | covers

Arvo Pärt’s St. John Passion stands foremost among the large number of works which can be assigned to the liturgical period of the Passion, for he takes up the narrative tradition of the Christian liturgy yet dramatises the Passion story to reveal historical and even timeless aspects as well.
Igor Ruhadze & Ensemble Violini Capricciosi - Biber: Mystery Sonatas (2017)

Igor Ruhadze & Ensemble Violini Capricciosi - Biber: Mystery Sonatas
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, scans | 304:31 min | 1.52 GB
Label: Brilliant Classics - BC 95291 | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Baroque, Violin

This album is the first recording of the complete violin sonatas by Ignaz Franz von Biber. The violin sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704) have come to represent the pinnacle of seventeenth-century violin playing and composition due to their inventiveness and technical difficulty. Biber is especially known for his extensive use of scordatura, the practice of retuning the violin strings of different pitches than those normally used. This music is played with full technical command and imagination by Igor Ruhadze and his Ensemble I Violini Capricciosi, consisting of cello, theorbo, organ and harpsichord. These artists gained international recognition for their staggering recording of the complete works by Pietro Antonio Locatelli.

Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at March 18, 2017
Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide

Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide by Rose Burnett Bonczek and David Storck
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0415530083, 0415530091 | 240 pages | PDF | 54 MB
The Crossing, International Contemporary Ensemble & Donald Nally - Seven Responses (2017)

The Crossing, International Contemporary Ensemble & Donald Nally - Seven Response
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 105:39 min | 446 MB
Label: Innova | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

This double album, with more than 100 minutes of music, actually represents an excerpt from a group of works that ran much longer in concert: up to three-and-a-half hours. The Seven Responses of the title are just that: compositional responses to Dietrich Buxtehude's oratorio Membra Jesu nostri (1680), a work of Bach-like scope consisting of seven cantatas, each addressed to a single limb of the crucified Jesus.

Steve Reid Ensemble - Daxaar (2007) {Domino DNO 165}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 17, 2017
Steve Reid Ensemble - Daxaar (2007) {Domino DNO 165}

Steve Reid Ensemble - Daxaar (2007) {Domino DNO 165}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 319 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2007 Domino Recording | DNO 165
Jazz / Groove / Afro-beat / Jazz Funk / African Jazz

A drummer from the Bronx in Senegal should feel right at home, and Steve Reid apparently does on this collaboration, although he seems quite content to take a back seat, working with percussion and bass to build a platform for other instruments. There's no attempt to make the disc sound specifically African – what comes out is a natural mix of the jamming between the musicians (except for "Welcome," which features Isa Koyate, vocals, and very distinctive kora). There are touches of funk, Afro-beat, jazz ("Jiggy Jiggy") – just something amorphous, whose roots are definitely on one side of the Atlantic, but which have grown and developed elsewhere.
Huelgas Ensemble - Firminus Caron - Twilight of the Middle Ages (2016)

Huelgas Ensemble - Firminus Caron - Twilight of the Middle Ages
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:33 min | 239 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

“There are two things on which listeners can invariably rely with Paul Van Nevel: whatever he unearths, it is without exception wonderful music; and what he offers with his Huelgas Ensemble is always on the very highest level” (BR Klassik). For more than forty years the Huelgas Ensemble has been one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles. Paul Van Nevel’s original and well-researched programmes revolve in particular around the fascinating polyphonic tradition of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Christian Poltera, Joonas Ahonen, BIT20 Ensemble, Baldur Bronnimann - Gyorgy Ligeti: Concertos (2016)

György Ligeti: Piano Concerto; Cello Concerto; Chamber Concerto; Melodien (2016)
Christian Poltéra, cello; Joonas Ahonen, piano; BIT20 Ensemble; Baldur Brönnimann, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:11:31
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2209

The unifying idea of the concerto provides a way to get a handle on György Ligeti's experimental spirit, for a concerto here represents several fundamentally different things. The Cello Concerto of 1966, right at the height of Ligeti's exuberantly fearless adventures in 1960s Germany, might almost be called an anti-concerto, with the cello doing its best to hang on the edge of silence. Sample the very first movement, both for the precision of cellist Christian Poltéra's work at the low end of the dynamic spectrum and for the ideally clean engineering work by the BIS label, operating in a variety of Norwegian venues and mastering them, well, masterfully. The Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments and the Melodien are essentially concertos for orchestra, with distinctive roles for each of the instruments, while the five-movement Piano Concerto, completed in 1988, is a fine and technically demanding example of Ligeti's later pulse-based, polyrhythmic style. Throughout, Norway's BIT20 Ensemble, a group of flexible size, delivers superb Ligeti performances, with the requisite laser-like focus on individual details but not losing a certain liveliness and humor that underlie it all. A superior Ligeti album.