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Richard Osborn - Endless (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 13, 2017
Richard Osborn - Endless (2017)

Richard Osborn - Endless (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 209 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 94 MB | 00:40:56
Acoustic, Guitar | Label: Tompkins Square | Release Year: 2017

First-generation American Primitive guitarist Richard Osborn studied with Robbie Basho in the late 60's. Forty years later, Osborn finally recorded, appearing on Tompkins Square's Beyond Berkeley Guitar compilation in 2010. Endless is his first widely available solo guitar album. Featured press includes; Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He will be doing some local tour dates in the Bay Area.

Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang, John Osborn, Cecilia Bartoli)  Music

Posted by Sowulo at June 29, 2014
Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang, John Osborn, Cecilia Bartoli)

Rossini - Otello (Muhai Tang, John Osborn, Cecilia Bartoli) [2014]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) Italiano (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.39 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Chinese, Korean | 156 min | +3% Recovery

This new disc from the Zurich Opera presents just about as thoughtful and coherent account of Rossini's Otello as one could hope for. This isn't the first time the company has made something of a splash with the bel canto repertory. Some will remember their CD release, a few years back, of Bellini's Norma, also featuring Bartoli. That set got very mixed reviews, and those who hated that will probably hate this too, no doubt before they even watch it. But for those not initiated in the trench warfare that music loving often attracts, this disc will be most welcome. The world class cast, led by Cecilia Bartoli and tenor John Osborn, are (mostly) young, committed and talented. They deliver, here, an intense performance that makes a very strong case for this neglected opera… By Stephen McLeod
Halevy - Clari (Adam Fischer, Cecilia Bartoli, John Osborn) [2011]

Halévy - Clari (Adam Fischer, Cecilia Bartoli, John Osborn) [2011]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Italiano (DTS, 5 ch) | 4.14 Gb+5.18 Gb (DVD5+DVD9)
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | 158 min | +3% Recovery

Cecilia Bartoli recreates the 1828 triumph of the legendary Maria Malibran - original star and dedicatee of Halévy's "tragi-comedy", Clari. Tracing the love of a callow country-girl for a duplicitous Duke, this hugely entertaining and first-ever modern production of Clari proved the overwhelming hit of the Zurich Opera season. Zurich Opera's own period-instrument orchestra, La Scintilla, under Adam Fischer, contribute a thoroughly researched, stylistically and historically well-informed accompaniment, yet without neglecting the liveliness and spirit of Italian opera…

Michael Osborn & The Drivers - The Glamorous Life (2010)  Music

Posted by countryfreak at June 14, 2013
Michael Osborn & The Drivers - The Glamorous Life (2010)

Michael Osborn & The Drivers - The Glamorous Life (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 203 MB
Genre: Blues/Modern Electric Blues | Label: Checkerboard | Release Date: 2010 | Catalog Number: CBCD-102
Hoster: Uploaded + DepositFiles | RAR 5% Rec.

Michael Osborn was John Lee Hooker’s guitarist for 13 years (I do remember seeing him with The Boogie Man at London’s Hammersmith Odeon) and he has a respectable discography himself, with three albums for Blue Rock’It between 1988 and 1996, and now releases on his own Checkerboard label. It certainly shows on this release, which is definitely modern blues but without any of the vacant posturing that term sometimes implies….
Susan Platts, Charles Reid, Roderick Williams & JoAnn Falletta - Mahler: Songs (Arr. A. Schoenberg) (2016)

Susan Platts, Charles Reid, Roderick Williams & JoAnn Falletta - Mahler: Songs (Arr. A. Schoenberg)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 80:57 min | 323 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

Arnold Schoenberg founded the Society for Private Musical Performances in 1918 to perform contemporary music from ‘Mahler to the present’. Mahler had been an early supporter of Schoenberg’s music, and Schoenberg repaid the favour by arranging Mahler’s orchestral works for chamber ensemble and including them at the society’s concerts. The colourful Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen are given a feel of great intimacy in this form, while the lighter scoring of Das Lied von der Erde has the advantage of clarifying instrumental textures, its magical effects capturing ‘the finite nature of earthly things’.

Sandrine Piau, Susan Manoff - Evocation (2007) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 30, 2017
Sandrine Piau, Susan Manoff - Evocation (2007) (Repost)

Sandrine Piau, Susan Manoff - Evocation (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:03 | 235 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Naive | Catalog: V5063

Soprano Sandrine Piau writes in the program notes that there is no narrative or theme unifying the songs on this album, only the quality they share of being evocative of something beyond themselves. The late Romantic songs are indeed understated and suggestive rather than emphatic, many written in elegiac moods of hushed happiness or subdued yearning. The centerpiece is Richard Strauss' four song cycle, Madchenblumen, written when the composer was 26, which provided Piau with the initial inspiration for this collection. It's immensely appealing, and its generous lyricism makes it a work that deserves to be widely sung and known.

Susan Jane Matthews - More Chosen Tunes (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 9, 2017
Susan Jane Matthews - More Chosen Tunes (2017)

Susan Jane Matthews - More Chosen Tunes
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 74:32 min | 173 MB
Label: Gothic | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Following the success of her first recording at Grace Cathedral, Susan Jane Matthews presents another recital program on Grace's vintage ""American Classic"" Aeolian-Skinner organ. Susan Jan eMatthews reveals the extraordinary tonal resources of this historic instrument, set in an acoustic room with powerful bass and long reverberation. ""Opus 910 has a sound like no other and produces effects that are magical - hard to describe and impossible to imitate."" (Jack M. Bethards, Schoenstein & Co. Curators) Former Principal Organist of Grace Cathedral, Susan Jane Matthews has also concertized widely and been featured on Pipedreams, The Organ Loft, and With Heart and Voice radio programs.

Susan Boyle - A Wonderful World (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 17, 2017
Susan Boyle - A Wonderful World (2016)

Susan Boyle - A Wonderful World
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 36:59 min | 229 MB
Label: Syco Music - 88875139052 | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016
Pop, Vocal

Susan Boyle, the singing sensation who catapulted to international stardom in 2009, returns with her seventh album in seven years, A Wonderful World. The new album features spectacular renditions of well known tracks including Madonna's "Like A Prayer", Robbie William's 'Angels', a duet with Michael Bolton 'Somewhere Out There' and Paul McCartney s 'Mull of Kintyre'. Additionally, in a first for a British artist, Susan Boyle was granted rare permission by the Nat King Cole Estate to sing a virtual duet with the legendary performer and a stunning version of 'When I Fall In Love' was mastered.
The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes - Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet; Piano Quartet; Trio (2005)

Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Quintet; Piano Quartet; Trio (2005)
The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67464 | Time: 01:13:08

Weber’s chamber music – just these three pieces if you don’t count the duos – clearly shows him on the cusp between Classical and Romantic. The Quartet for piano and strings, written in his early twenties between 1807 and 1809, begins with a Haydnesque gracefulness and politeness which is gradually invaded by more unruly harmonies and textures; the dramatic slow movement looks ahead to Schumann, while the closing fugue of the finale dresses 18th-century procedures in 19th-century colours. Then there’s the element of virtuosity which is a hallmark of the early Romantic era, in the showy piano part of the Quartet, which Weber wrote for himself, the concerto-like clarinet part in the Quintet with strings, designed for the pioneering Heinrich Baermann, and all three parts of the tuneful Trio for flute, cello and piano. The talented members of the pan-European Gaudier Ensemble are perfectly equipped to convey these different aspects of Weber’s musical personality, with the fleet-fingered pianist Susan Tomes leading the way in the Quartet and Trio, and Richard Hosford in the Clarinet Quintet recalling contemporary descriptions of Baermann’s own effortless brilliance.
The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes - Franz Berwald: Chamber Music (2006) 2CDs

The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes - Franz Berwald: Chamber Music (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 448 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion Dyad | # CDD22053 | Time: 02:06:33

Listening to the music on this two-disc set, you may wonder why the chamber works of Swedish Romantic composer Franz Berwald are not more frequently recorded. It can't be because of his themes, which are strong, sweet, and distinctive; or because of his harmonies, which are powerful, rich, and cogent; or because of his forms, which are innovative, inventive, and indestructible. The only possible reason for this music's neglect is that there's only so much room in the world for great music, and unfortunately, Berwald, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Dvorák have apparently already occupied all the space allocated to chamber music of the Romantic period. Still, anyone listening to the music on this two-disc set will have to wonder if there's not enough room for Berwald, too. Scottish pianist Susan Tomes and the English Gaudier Ensemble are wonderfully persuasive advocates for Berwald, performing his music with the same dedication and enthusiasm that other performers bring to the music of his more popular contemporaries.