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.
Christian Voß, Ensemble ContraPunct_us - Handel: 9 German Arias (2017)

Christian Voß, Ensemble ContraPunct_us - Handel: 9 German Arias
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:46 min | 345 MB
Label: Klanglogo | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

Georg Frederic Handel was a true cosmopolitan: in Italy, he gained a familiarity with opera; in London, he himself stood in the limelight. Texts in Handel's native language, in contrast, feature only very sparsely within his oeuvre. Among these, the Neun Deutsche Arien are his last settings of German texts. Handel did not specify the instrumentation for these pieces, allowing modern-day performers to forge musical partnerships at their leisure: the inspiring cooperation between the young countertenor Fritz Spengler and the Baroque ensemble Contrapunctus has resulted in an album that aims to underline the importance of the German aria in the Baroque age.
Ensemble L'Arte della Fuga - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (In der Fassung von H.E. Dentler) (2017)

Ensemble L'Arte della Fuga - J.S. Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (In der Fassung von H.E. Dentler)
Classical, Baroque, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 94:49 min | 516 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017

Hans-Eberhard Dentler, a graduate medical physician but also an outstanding cellist and pupil of the renowned Pierre Fournier and founder of a Bach Society in Italy, has occupied himself with this opus over the course of many years. Because he finally wanted to realize Bach's score in a manner true to its spirit and sound, he found a concept for his ensemble „L’Arte della Fuga“ that unifies its more profound scholarly background with practical musical and artistic aspects.
Tobie Miller, Marc Meisel & Ensemble Danguy - La belle vielleuse: The Virtuoso Hurdy Gurdy in 18th Century France (2017)

Tobie Miller, Marc Meisel & Ensemble Danguy - La belle vielleuse: The Virtuoso Hurdy Gurdy in 18th Century France (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:16 | 177 MB
Label: Ricercar | Release Year: 2017

In the time of Madame de Pompadour, the hurdy-gurdy, like the musette, enjoyed a great success. It was considered to be on a level with other instruments and, as can be seen in various paintings, was highly regarded by the ladies of the aristocracy. Several books of instruction for the instrument were published, one of which was Michel Corrette's La belle vielleuse; virtuoso players such as Danguy and Dupuits extended its playing techniques to their limits. The instrument's charm was sung by various poets whose words were then set as cantatas. The unknown works that constitute this recording place it firmly in the French court of the time with its stylized pastoral diversions.
Ensemble Alia Mens & Olivier Spilmont - J. S. Bach: Weimar Cantatas (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ensemble Alia Mens & Olivier Spilmont - J. S. Bach: Weimar Cantatas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:51 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The group of Weimar cantatas is exciting on many levels. The purpose Bach expressed in his Mühlhausen resignation letter – which became a master beam of the musical edice he built throughout his life – is expressed with an even more seminal vigour, due to the restrictions it suffered previously. Besides the beauty of the surviving works, which renders the loss of the missing ones all the more bitter, it is moving to see the musician engage, with each new piece, in experiments with form, ideas, and the language for expressing the word of God through the most sensitive possible texts. The choice of developing themes dear to him enabled him to afirm and deepen his faith.
Ensemble Danguy, Tobie Miller - La belle Vielleuse (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ensemble Danguy, Tobie Miller - La belle Vielleuse (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 75:59 minutes | 1.44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In the time of Madame de Pompadour, the hurdy-gurdy, like the musette, enjoyed a great success. It was considered to be on a level with other instruments and, as can be seen in various paintings, was highly regarded by the ladies of the aristocracy.

Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 25, 2017
Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio (2017)

Ensemble Scholastica & Rebecca Bain - Ars elaboratio
Classical, Sacred, Medieval | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:04 min | 318 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Montreal's female vocal group Ensemble Scholastica makes its ATMA Classique recording debut with Ars elaboratio, a program of newly composed elaborations on medieval liturgical songs. The original songs were chosen from the medieval plainchant repertoire in homage to the group's favourite saints: Scholastica, champion of education; Cecilia, patron saint of music; Catherine of Alexandria, champion of justice and female wisdom; and Saint John the Baptist, patron to the ensemble's home province of Québec.

Ensemble Esperanza - Nordic Suites (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 25, 2017
Ensemble Esperanza - Nordic Suites (2017)

Ensemble Esperanza - Nordic Suites
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:22 min | 281 MB
Label: Ars Produktion | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The Ensemble Esperanza was formed in 2015 by students of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein as part of an integral musical education programme. With the exception of the concertmaster, Chouchane Siranossian, the harpsichordist, the ensemble is made up of grantees of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein who are coming together for their musical projects from all over Europe. With their debut release they are embarking on a new challenge, for which the benerable musical form of the suite provides an appropriate setting.
Adam Viktora, Ensemble Inégal & Prague Baroque Soloists - Jan Dismas Zelenka : Psalmi Vespertini II (2017)

Adam Viktora, Ensemble Inégal & Prague Baroque Soloists - Jan Dismas Zelenka : Psalmi Vespertini II
Classical, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 65:20 min | 151 MB
Label: Nibiru | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

« Il faut à l’interprète de Zelenka le sens du show et de l’humour, l’art de la polyphonie, le tact du timing, le goût d’une démesure triomphante mais légère. Ce que l’équipe d’Adam Viktora confirme disque après disque. […] L’or se pose donc sur un volume passionnant, dont les premières mondiales (cinq des huit pièces) comptent des trésors absolus à écouter sans tarder, le Nisi Dominus ZWV 92 et le Lauda Jerusalem ZWV 104. Efficacité thématique, mobilité harmonique, diversité formelle : Zelenka porte la concision discursive, l’attention au texte, à des sommets de prouesse d’écriture.» (Diapason, mai 2017 / Sophie Roughol)

University Of Colorado Jazz Ensemble I - CU Over The Rainbow (2006)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at May 20, 2017
University Of Colorado Jazz Ensemble I - CU Over The Rainbow (2006)

University Of Colorado Jazz Ensemble I - CU Over The Rainbow (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 279 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 113 mb
Genre: jazz

CU Over The Rainbow is a 2006 CD by the University Of Colorado Jazz Ensemble I. It features six songs for your listening convenience. This was self-released by the group.