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 Gilles Binchois, Dominique Vellard - Polyphonies oubliées (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Dominique Vellard & Maitrise de Toulouse - Polyphonies oubliées (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 107:16 minutes | 1.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

From the Middle Ages until the nineteenth century, plainchant was sung polyphonically all over Europe - in a great variety of ways. It is no exaggeration to say that for centuries it epitomized the sound of church music for congregations. Fauxbourdon was a means of solemnizing the Divine Office by embellishing the plainchant melody. This double CD featuring Dominique Vellard and the Ensemble Gilles Binchois offers a selection of this music that reflects the variety and diversity of four centuries of French polyphonic plainchant.
ARC Ensemble - Jerzy Fitelberg: String Quartets, Serenade, Sonatine, Nachtmusik (2015)

ARC Ensemble - Jerzy Fitelberg: String Quartets, Serenade, Sonatine, Nachtmusik (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 60:38 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10877

The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Toronto) presents a handful of world premiere recordings on this 2016 release in Chandos' Music in Exile series, focusing on the neglected music of Polish-American composer Jerzy Fitelberg. Once praised by Aaron Copland and Arthur Rubinstein for his cosmopolitan music, and honored with prestigious awards from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation and the Koussevitsky Foundation, Fitelberg was all but forgotten after his death in 1951, due in part because his musical and cultural milieu had been left behind in Europe.
Schubert Ensemble - Enescu: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Schubert Ensemble - Enescu: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:54 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

George Enescu was an extraordinarily gifted and well-rounded musician: a virtuoso violinist, a world-class conductor, an outstanding pianist, cellist, and organist – even a fine baritone. He was hugely admired by many great musicians of his time, including the cellist and conductor Pablo Casals who described him as ‘the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart’.
United Continuo Ensemble & Thomas C. Boysen - Caldara: Motetti a due e tre voci, Op. 4 (2017)

United Continuo Ensemble & Thomas C. Boysen - Caldara: Motetti a due e tre voci, Op. 4
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:55 min | 136 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

A printed version of the Motets for 2 or 3 voices Op. 4 was published in Bologna in 1715. Although Caldara was at this time still in the services of Marquis Ruspoli, he dedicated this collection to Cardinal Ottoboni who had gained a wide-ranging reputation as a patron of music during the previous decades. Caldara was appointed as imperial assistant music director in Vienna in 1716. As the favourite composer of Charles VI, Caldara was entrusted with the regular production of music for representative events at the imperial court for the remainder of his life.
Ayako Hosokawa & Shota Osabe Jazz Ensemble - I Touch The Stars (2001) [Reissue 2003] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ayako Hosokawa & Shota Osabe Jazz Ensemble - I Touch The Stars (2001) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 47:18 minutes | Covers included | 1,48 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers included | 975 MB
Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble - The Moment's Energy (2009/2016) [Official Digital Download]

Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble - The Moment's Energy (2009/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 67:04 minutes | 767 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Award-winning soprano saxophonist Evan Parker’s pioneering work with his Electro-Acoustic Ensemble has effectively established a model for a new kind of improvising chamber orchestra, creating fresh colours from the blending and contrasting of acoustic instruments and live electronics. The latest edition of the group heard on this album expands the horizons still further: with more acoustic instruments in the mix, the group now embraces both the ancient and the modern.
LSO Wind Ensemble -Mozart: Serenade No.10 for Winds “Gran Partita” (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

LSO Wind Ensemble -Mozart: Serenade No.10 for Winds “Gran Partita” (2017)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.06GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, LSO Live

The Serenade No. 10 for winds in B-flat major, K. 361/370a, is a serenade by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart scored for thirteen instruments: twelve winds and string bass. The piece was probably composed in 1781 or 1782 and is often known by the subtitle "Gran Partita", though the title is a misspelling and not in Mozart's hand. It consists of seven movements.
Filippo Mineccia, Ensemble Odyssee & Andrea Friggi - Ariosti: London – Arias for Alto (2016)

Filippo Mineccia, Ensemble Odyssee & Andrea Friggi - Ariosti: London – Arias for Alto
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:30 min | 374 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

With his London album for Glossa, Florentine countertenor Filippo Mineccia has constructed a compelling survey of arias written for the European stage by the colourful and much-travelled Attilio Ariosti. Mineccia has quickly become one of the exciting young talents revelling in the vocal demands called for from opera seria, whether in live performance – he has been much in demand for roles in Handel; or on record – he appeared as Tamerlano on the recent Gasparini Bajazet on Glossa release and has also recorded with the likes of Antonio Florio and Alan Curtis.
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - When Strangers Meet (2002) [SACD to FLAC 24-88]

Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - When Strangers Meet (2002)
PS3 Rip | FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front+CD | 1.38GB + 5% Recovery

This disc introduces Yo-Yo Ma's latest and most ambitious adventure, the Silk Road Project. It explores the cultures that flourished along the Silk Road, the ancient trade route that for centuries connected Europe and the East. Founded by Ma in 1998, the project aims to create connections, mutual trust, and cultural interchange between people from different parts of the world through their only shared language: music. This recording includes music from Mongolia, China, Persia, Japan, Iran, Azerbaijan, and an improvisation on an Italian Renaissance street song, performed by musicians from all those countries, as well as America, on both Eastern and Western instruments. Ma, who participates in every piece either as soloist or part of the ensemble, plays cello and a Mongolian "horse-head fiddle." There is also a Mongolian soprano, who sings a traditional song native to her region.