American Poetry

Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets: Philip Glass, Bernard Herrmann, George Antheil, Ralph Evans (2008)

Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets (2008)
Philip Glass - Bernard Herrmann - George Antheil - Ralph Evans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber | Label: Naxos | # 8.559354 | Time: 01:02:25

This recording gathers four string quartets by American composers who are widely divergent in style and manner, and who have made a distinctive and personal contribution to this endlessly re-inventive format. Ralph Evans is more familiar as a performer than composer. Finally completed in 1995, his First String Quartet is written in a non-derivative style, with tuneful melodies, lively counterpoint and piquant harmonies. Philip Glass has completed five mature quartets, his Second Quartet deriving from a theatrical presentation of Samuel Beckett’s prose poem Company. The self-styled ‘bad boy of American music’, George Antheil wrote three string quartets, the third of which is permeated by a folk-music ambience. Best remembered for his film scores, Bernard Herrmann had not released a concert work for 25 years when he wrote Echoes. Its title applies to the thematic connections unobtrusively linking the ten sections of this one-movement piece.

Philippe Baden Powell - Notes Over Poetry (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 7, 2017
Philippe Baden Powell - Notes Over Poetry (2017)

Philippe Baden Powell - Notes Over Poetry
Latin Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 43:26 min | 100 MB
Label: Far Out Recordings | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Philippe Baden Powell (son of Brazilian musical legend, Baden Powell de Aquino) is reinventing Brazilian jazz in the lineage of his father's generation. Balancing the classical with the spiritual, the cinematic with the introspective, and sensitivity with a distintly Brazilian groove, Notes Over Poetry, a new album for Far Out Recordings, calls upon the inspiration of the many musical and artistic greats Philippe has been surrounded by throughout his life.
Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.
Dohnanyi - Schumann Piano Quintets · Earl Wild & American String Orchestra, Isaiah Jackson [conductor][New Links]

Dohnanyi - Schumann Piano Quintets · Earl Wild & American String Orchestra, Isaiah Jackson [conductor]
Classical | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC lossless | Covers+booklet | TT 61:06 | 357 MB (incl 5%)
Label: Ivory Classics | Cat. No. 71003 | Released 2000

Earl Wild has augmented the strings and added a bass part to these great quintets. The result is a unique listening experience that packs a huge emotional punch. Wild plays both the Schumann and the Dohnanyi with breathtaking virtuosity and sumptuous poetry with strong support from the strings. This is the Schumann Piano Quintet as you have never heard it: passionate, yearning, and seething with authentic romantic fervor. This disc shows Wild at his brilliant best accompanied by absolutely gorgeous string playing. It's an astonishingly fine release.
American Record Guide, Oct. 2000
V.A. - Putumayo Presents American Roots & Jazz Around the World (5CD, 2003-2012) [Repost & new]

V.A. - Putumayo Presents American Roots & Jazz Around the World (5CD, 2003-2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 62 | Covers | 3:53:15 | ~ 1,46 Gb & 600 Mb
Label: Putumayo World Music | 5% recovery record | Blues, country, bluegrass, jazz, world

Some of the most beautiful and popular putumayo albums are included in this 5cd package: American Blues (2003), Americana (2007), Bluegrass (2012) and Jazz (2011) exploring american roots music through legendary artists of blues, country, bluegrass and jazz. The set completes a great album released in 2009, that showcases the forms of jazz around the world. A must-have collection by putumayo, for all jazz and blues fans. Enjoy.

Bill Charlap - Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul (2005)  Music

Posted by LazyJazz at June 9, 2010
Bill Charlap - Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul (2005)

Bill Charlap - Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul (2005)
EAC Rip (Secure Mode) | FLAC(Image)+Cue+Log+Scans -> 275 Mb
Label: Blue Note Records | Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop[ | Time: 51:18 min[/center]
VA - AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC: Copland; Corigliano; Foss; Ives; Persichetti

VA - AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC: Copland; Corigliano; Foss; Ives; Persichetti
Classical 20th Century - Contemporary | Choral Sacred & Secular | Release: 11/2006
297 MB | FLAC tracks + CUE + LOG + Scans | RAR | RS.com

This anthology brings together representative works from the mainstream of contemporary American choral music. Charles Ives’s Psalm 90 evokes a mood reminiscent of congregational Sunday singing in New England. Copland’s In the Beginning recalls his Fanfare for the Common Man, while Lukas Foss’s Behold, I Build An House shows the stylistic influence of Copland. Vincent Persichetti’s Flower Songs reveal his deep commitment to his favourite poet E.E. Cummings, and favours the women’s voices. In Fern Hill, set for alto, chorus and orchestra, composer John Corigliano sings of the joys of youth.

Boston Camerata - An American Christmas  Music

Posted by dino63 at Dec. 16, 2008
Boston Camerata - An American Christmas

Boston Camerata - An American Christmas
FLAC+Cue+Log | Scans | 1 CD | 257 MB
Traditional | Erato | 1993
Brian Reitzell - American Gods (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017)

Brian Reitzell - American Gods (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:18:56 | 439 Mb
Soundtrack | Label: Milan Records

American Gods is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for Starz, based on the novel of the same name by author Neil Gaiman. The series focuses on Shadow Moon, a man serving three years in prison. With only days remaining in his sentence, Shadow is given an unexpected early release after a personal tragedy. Shadow finds himself next to a man named Wednesday, who offers Shadow a job. Wednesday appears to be nothing but a con artist who needs Shadow as a bodyguard, but is in fact a deity. Wednesday is making his way across America, gathering all the old gods, who have now incorporated themselves into American life, to confront the New Gods, including Media and Technology, who grow stronger. The score to American Gods was composed by Brian Reitzell (Lost in Translation, Hannibal). As eclectic and mercurial as the beloved subject matter of the series, the music is a perfect companion to the visuals on screen yet stands tall in its own right. Original songs written for the series and sung by Mark Lanegan and others also included.

VA - American Road Trip (3CD, 2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Aug. 21, 2017
VA - American Road Trip (3CD, 2017)

VA - American Road Trip (3CD, 2017)
MP3 CBR 256 kbps | 3:58:01 | 464 Mb
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock, New Wave / Label: UMOD

American Road Trip' is a new three CD boxset of mostly rock anthems spawned from bands and singers born and bred in the USA, and is the strongest compilation of it's kind in recent years. Rather bizarrely, there are four bands on here who are in fact British, Manfred Mann, Fleetwood Mac, Rainbow and Whitesnake, although they have made much impact stateside as well.