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Gluck - La Corona (Rudolph Palmer) (2005)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at July 4, 2014
Gluck - La Corona (Rudolph Palmer) (2005)

Gluck - La Corona (Rudolph Palmer) (2005)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Track+Cue, Log | Covers | 469 MB
Label: Albany Records | Catalog N.: TROY 791-792 | TT: 106:51

Admirers of Gluck the reformer may be surprised by this thoroughly Baroque, extremely florid opera composed by him in 1765 (three years after Orfeo ed Euridice changed the landscape of opera forever). La corona , Gluck's setting of Metastasio's one-act azione teatrale (the master librettist's own term for a serenata with a plot), was commissioned by Queen Maria Theresa as a name-day gift for the emperor. Though is also styled an azione teatrale , the two operas could hardly be more different. Considering that La corona contains as treacherously difficult a collection of florid arias as can be found in any score of the period, it's hard to credit that it was created specifically to be sung by the three royal princesses; even the most adept prime donne of the period would have struggled to master its score. Due to the sudden death of the emperor, La corona was shelved and never performed in Gluck's lifetime. Atypically for a score of this quality and complexity, the composer mined relatively little of it for future works, with a notable exception in his transformation of the second part of the overture into the love duet in Paride ed Elena .
Utah SO / Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1966/1967, CD Reissue 2004) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Utah Symphony Orchestra / Maurice Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 253 MB | Full Artwork: 38 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Vanguard # ATM CD 1507 | Country/Year: US 2004, 1966/1967
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"Wonderful music conjuring up pastoral England before four wheel drives and second homes. Sound generally very good with wide dynamic range and lush string tone, although the orchestra sounds a little constrained particularly in the Tallis Fantasia, and there is audible background noise in quieter passages. Solo instruments very realistic…" ~sa-cd.net

Robert Palmer - At His Very Best (2002)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 22, 2017
Robert Palmer - At His Very Best (2002)

Robert Palmer - At His Very Best (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 518 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 174 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 88 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Synth-pop, New Wave, Reggae | Uninversal Music TV #069 781-2

Robert Palmer was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He was known for his distinctive, soulful voice, eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae, blues, and sartorial acumen. He found success both in his solo career and with the Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US. Palmer received a number of awards throughout his career, including two Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, an MTV Video Music Award, and two Brit Award nominations for Best British Male.

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 20, 2017
Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) {ECM 2516}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 237MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Jazz

After critically-lauded projects with trumpeter Paolo Fresu (Chiaroscuro) and with fellow guitarists Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan (Travel Guide), Ralph Towner returns to solo guitar for My Foolish Heart. Whether on classical guitar or 12-string guitar Towner’s touch is immediately identifiable. Solo music is an important thread through his rich discography and this new album – recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in February 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher – follows in the great tradition of Diary, Solo Concert, Ana, Anthem, and Time Line. It features finely-honed new compositions as well as a pair of tunes (“Shard” and “Rewind”) from the songbook of Oregon, a dedication to the late Paul Bley (“Blue As In Bley”) and a single standard – Victor Young’s “My Foolish Heart” which Towner first came to love in Bill Evans’s interpretation.
Les Arts Florissants & Paul Agnew - Monteverdi: Madrigali Vol. 3, Venezia (Live) (2017)

Les Arts Florissants & Paul Agnew - Monteverdi: Madrigali Vol. 3, Venezia (Live) (2017)
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:14:49 | 171 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Release Year: 2017

After discs devoted to the madrigals that Monteverdi wrote in Cremona and Mantua, the final part of Les Arts Florissants’ anthology includes pieces from the Seventh and Eighth books. Published in Venice in 1619 and 1638 respectively, they were the last such collections to appear in the composer’s lifetime, and the 51 numbers (29 in book seven, 22 in book eight) include some of Monteverdi’s greatest music.
Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941

Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 by Jonathan Scott Holloway
English | 2002 | ISBN: 0807826782 | 320 Pages | PDF | 1.33 MB

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 5, 2017
Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) [TR24][OF]

Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 40:22 min | 709 MB | Digital booklet
Label: ECM | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

After critically-lauded projects with trumpeter Paolo Fresu (Chiaroscuro) and with fellow guitarists Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan (Travel Guide), Ralph Towner returns to solo guitar for My Foolish Heart. Whether on classical guitar or 12-string guitar Towner's touch is immediately identifiable. Solo music is an important thread through his rich discography and this new album - recorded at Lugano's Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in February 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher - follows in the great tradition of Diary, Solo Concert, Ana, Anthem, and Time Line.

The Chronicler as theologian: essays in honor of Ralph W. Klein  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Jan. 29, 2017
The Chronicler as theologian: essays in honor of Ralph W. Klein

Patrick M. Graham - The Chronicler as theologian: essays in honor of Ralph W. Klein
Published: 2003-11-01 | ISBN: 0826466710, 0567083926 | PDF | 288 pages | 15.45 MB

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1973/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 22, 2017
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1973/2016) [TR24][OF]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
Progressive Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 44:44 min | 961 MB | Digital booklet
Label: BMG Rights Management | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1973/2016

Emerson, Lake & Palmer's most successful and well-realized album (after their first), and their most ambitious as a group, as well as their loudest, Brain Salad Surgery was also the most steeped in electronic sounds of any of their records. The main focus, thanks to the three-part "Karn Evil 9," is sci-fi rock, approached with a volume and vengeance that stretched the art rock audience's tolerance to its outer limit, but also managed to appeal to the metal audience in ways that little of Trilogy did.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970/2016) [TR24][OF]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Progressive Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 41:12 min | 910 MB | Digital booklet
Label: BMG Rights Management | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 1970/2016

Emerson, Lake & Palmer is the debut studio album by the English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in November 1970 on Island Records. Recording took place at Advision Studios in July 1970 when the group had yet to perform live, and lasted for three months. The album was supported by the group's show at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.