William Shakespeare

Rufus Wainwright - Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (2016)

Rufus Wainwright - Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets (2016)
MP3 320 CBR kbps | Tracks: 16 | 00:54:24 | 136 Mb
Genre: Classical Crossover, Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

It’s hard to imagine how someone whose last album was an opera could out-do themselves, but Rufus Wainwright has achieved just that with Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets, to be released via Deutsche Gramophon on April 22, 400 years after William Shakespeare’s death.

Nightwish - Deep Silent Complete (2000)  Music

Posted by Oksana_m at Nov. 26, 2016
Nightwish - Deep Silent Complete (2000)

Nightwish - Deep Silent Complete (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log > 60 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320Kpbs > 27 Mb
Symphonic Power Metal | Label: Spinefarm | Cat. # SPI105CD | Finland
Scans (Jpg) Included | NitroFlare, FileFactory

Deep Silent Complete is the seventh single by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, released as the second single from their album Wishmaster. The title track contains some lines written by William Shakespeare, and was dedicated to oceans…
Ann Hobson Pilot, English CO, Isaiah Jackson - William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera: Harp Concertos (1994)

William Mathias & Alberto Ginastera - Harp Concertos (1994)
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp; English Chamber Orchestra; Isaiah Jackson, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: KOCH | # 3-7261-2 | Time: 00:49:28

The connection between Wales and the harp is a long-standing one, and Mathias's part in it began 12 years before his Harp Concerto was written, with Improvisations for harp solo; even a Welshman has to learn how to cope with such an idiosyncratic instrument. He learned his lessons well—even using semitone pedal glissandos in the second movement, and he keeps the harp audible by alternating its solo passages with orchestral ones or, when the two are working together treating the orchestra with a light touch (the celesta is used as a particularly effective companion to the harp), at other times resorting to the more familiar across-the-strings sweep. Two movements have declared Welsh associations: the first juxtaposes but does not develop three themes the second is a 'bardic' elegy; the last is simply ''joyful and rhythmic''. The whole makes pleasing listening appealing to the emotions and imagination rather than the intellect.

William Clark Green - Live At Gruene Hall (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 1, 2016
William Clark Green - Live At Gruene Hall (2016)

William Clark Green - Live At Gruene Hall (2016)
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:33:07 | 225 MB
Label: Bill Grease Records | Release Year: 2016

With raspy beer-and-smoke vocals and a tough, Texas-country sound, William Clark Green knows exactly where his music sounds the best – and the rising star captures that with the September 23rd release of his first live album, Live at Gruene Hall. "The guys wanted to change all this stuff up and start [filling the set with] special moments and stuff like that … but I was like fuck that," Green tells Rolling Stone Country about his two-night stand in the oldest dancehall in Texas. "Let's just do what we do and do it really well."

Amy McConnell & William Sperandei - Accomplice (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Sept. 30, 2016
Amy McConnell & William Sperandei - Accomplice (2016)

Amy McConnell & William Sperandei - Accomplice (2016)
Vocal Jazz, Pop Vocals | MP3 320 kbps | 55:52 | ~131 Mb
Label: Femme Cachee Productions | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

Jazz singer Amy McConnell and trumpet player William Sperandei have followed up their JUNO nominated debut album Stealing Genius with an even more arresting offering, Accomplice. Accomplice sees the pair taking on repertoire from composers of the 60s and 70s like Legrand, Brel, Loewe & Mancini. McConnell and Sperandei push the stylistic boundaries of jazz by taking these much loved, complex melodies and putting them in a fresh context influenced by the sound of vintage French pop and electronica. Their groovy takes on favourites like L-O-V-E, Where Do I Begin? and Wild Is Love embrace non-traditional jazz rhythms and instrumentation to dramatic and compelling effect.

Ian Bostridge & Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Sept. 21, 2016
Ian Bostridge & Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

Ian Bostridge & Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 01:06:39 | 303 MB
Genre: Warner Classics | Label: Warner Classics

“Shakespeare has been a part of my life as a performer from the very start” says Ian Bostridge, “Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream and Ades's The Tempest have been milestones for me as a singer. It has been a great joy to rediscover the music in Shakespeare's incomparable texts and the music that has been written over the past four centuries toclothe them, from the simplest songs of his own contemporaries, through the melodic delights of the likes of Haydn, Britten and Finzi to the matchless complexity of the late Stravinsky. Working again with Tony Pappano has been a joy; and making my first recording with a long term musical partner, lutenist Liz Kenny, a particular pleasure.”

Gustav Leonhardt - William Byrd: Harpsichord Music (2005) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 15, 2016
Gustav Leonhardt - William Byrd: Harpsichord Music (2005) [Repost]

Gustav Leonhardt - William Byrd: Harpsichord Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 165 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | # ALPHA 073 | Time: 00:52:13

If the Alpha label had done nothing more than return Gustav Leonhardt to the studio, it would still be one of the best contemporary classical record companies. That everything else about its releases – the sound, the liner notes, even the reproductions on the covers – is as good or better than what any other classical company manages is only icing on the cake. Leonhardt has been one of the finest harpsichordists in the world for more than 40 years, and his recordings of the repertoire from Frescobaldi to Bach have been the standards against which all other recordings have been judged. But Leonhardt had made no recordings for most of the last decade, and listeners began to wonder if he ever would again. Now, with his fourth release for Alpha, listeners can finally relax, confident in the knowledge that Leonhardt has indeed returned. This 2005 disc of keyboard music by Byrd finds Leonhardt at the top of his form. As always, his technique is secure, and nothing in Byrd's virtuoso writing is beyond him. And, as always, his musicianship is assured, and nothing in Byrd's sensitive music is beyond him.

Ian William Craig - Meaning Turns To Whispers (2016)  Music

Posted by vItOrrEs2009 at Sept. 3, 2016
Ian William Craig - Meaning Turns To Whispers (2016)

Ian William Craig - Meaning Turns To Whispers (2016)
Label: Aguirre Records | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43:54 min | 101 mb
Ambient, Modern Classical, Experimental

For those recently indoctrinated in Ian William Craig’s drone hymns, ‘Meaning Turns to Whispers’ may come as a surprise. His first record stands, alongside song-written and vocalised records such as ‘A Turn of Breath’ and ‘Cradle for the Wanting’, as something completely different: a largely instrumental, suffocatingly noisy but decidedly Frahmian piano record. Delve closer into Craig’s discography, and this shouldn’t be all that surprising: he’s released these kind of records alongside his records proper, be it ‘Theia for the Archive’, with its Hecker-scarred ballads, or ‘Zugzwang for Fostex’, a largely noise-decayed tape of miniatures. For the first entry into Craig’s canon, though, it’s interesting that he hid his most notable instrument: the voice.
William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got (1974) {Collectables}

William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got (1974) {Collectables}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 236MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 112MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul

William DeVaughn, a native of Washington, D.C., beat the odds when "Be Thankful for What You Got," scaled the charts and sold a million copies. You see, DeVaughn paid for the session. All artists who signed with Omega Productions paid to record. The title track, with its cool, shuffling beat and Biblical-influenced lyrics, was the summer jam of 1974. "Diamond in the back, sunroof top, digging the scene with a gangster lean" was the buzz phrase.

Trip Shakespeare - Lulu (1991)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 13, 2016
Trip Shakespeare - Lulu (1991)

Trip Shakespeare - Lulu (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 395 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Alternative Rock, College Rock | Label: A&M | # 75021-5372-2 | Time: 00:57:42

Trip Shakespeare unfortunately went unnoticed in their time and more unfortunately have remained in obscurity, but they were lucky enough to record in a time when major labels took greater chances with music and would more often indulge ambitious projects. Lulu is the group's defining set, a result of inspired and talented musicians with an expense account to afford their aspirations and enough sense to exploit it appropriately. Why then did this record go through the ringer almost completely unnoticed and why did the reviews the album received tend to be overly critical? Part of the answer has to do with the timing of its release. 1991 was the great embrasure of the grunge movement when Nirvana's Nevermind set the decade-long trend for the popular music charts. The release of a melodically complex and romantic pop masterpiece with lush vocals was entertained by neither the critics nor the masses, and no doubt A&M had lost much of the majesty they found in Trip Shakespeare when they were signed two years previous, which is a shame since Shakespeare's leader, Matt Wilson, was at the height of his poetic optimism and the melodic hooks he wrote with his brother Dan Wilson are complex, plentiful, and on par with the classics of pop music's innovation.