Elizabeth Watts

Watts, Baldini, Scottish CO - Mozart: Opera Arias & Overtures (2015)

Watts, Baldini, Scottish CO - Mozart: Opera Arias & Overtures (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 149 MB
Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 460 | Rls.date: 15th June 2015

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has established impeccable Mozartian credentials with its award-winning discography, to which Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures is the latest addition. The SCO’s previous forays into operatic repertoire (Handel with soprano Emma Bell and Mozart, Haydn & Cimarosa with baritone William Berger) have been highly critically acclaimed.
Charles Wright & The Watts 103Rd Street Rhythm Band - Original Album Series (2010) {5CD Box Set}

Charles Wright & The Watts 103Rd Street Rhythm Band - Original Album Series (2010) {5CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 1,13 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 481 Mb
Scans Included (JPG) | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Funk, Soul | Warner Bros. / Rhino Records #8122 79833 5

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band is a pioneering American soul and funk band. Formed in the early 1960s, they had the most visibility from 1967 to 1973 when the band had 9 singles reach Billboard's pop and/or rhythm and blues charts, such as "Do Your Thing" (#11 Pop, #12 R&B), "Till You Get Enough" (#12 R&B, #67 Pop), and "Love Land" (R&B #23, Pop #16). They are best known for their biggest hit on Warner Bros. Records, 1970's "Express Yourself" (#3 R&B, #12 Pop), a song that has been sampled by rap group N.W.A and others…

Arne - Artaxerxes (Ian Page) [2010]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 14, 2015
Arne - Artaxerxes (Ian Page) [2010]

Arne - Artaxerxes (Ian Page) [2010]
Classical | Linn CKD 358 | TT: 137.27 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 594 Mb

'Artaxerxes is a rare beast, perhaps a unique one: an 'opera seria' composed to English words. Almost all of the numbers are solo arias; there are two duets, and an ensemble Finale newly composed by Duncan Druce to replace the missing ending. Arne owes much to Handel, but he tends to write more concisely. This studio recording is based on a staged production, and it shows in the natural way in which the characters interact. The recitatives—also new, composed by Ian Page—are delivered with conviction, flowing seamlessly into the arias. Christopher Ainslie as Artaxerxes woos with honeyed tone, while Caitlin Hulcup as his friend Arbaces impresses with her coloratura. 'The soldier, tir'd of war's alarms', recorded years ago by Joan Sutherland, goes to the excellent Elizabeth Watts as Arbaces' lover. There's much delectable writing for the woodwind and horns, all beautifully played. This lively account of a charming work will give much pleasure' (Classic FM)
Elizabeth Dolin, Bernadene Blaha - Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2003)

Felix Mendelssohn: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2003)
Elizabeth Dolin, cello; Bernadene Blaha, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | # FL 2 3166 | Time: 01:03:14

Mendelssohn's complete works for cello and piano fit on a single CD with room to spare, and your collection should have room to spare for the terrific performances contained on this disc. Cellist Elizabeth Dolin and pianist Bernadene Blaha emphasize the composer's classicism and elegance, in contrast to the somewhat wilder spin with which cellist Mark Shuman and pianist Todd Crow suffuse these works. But whereas the latter ASV release is resonant to a fault, Analekta's engineering conveys a more intimate and equally warm ambience that falls kindly on the ears. Dolin and Blaha are never less than equal partners, which is important considering that Mendelssohn treats both instruments as such. (Classics Today 10/10)

Elizabeth Sombart - Favourite Adagios (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 3, 2017
Elizabeth Sombart - Favourite Adagios (2017)

Elizabeth Sombart - Favourite Adagios
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 111:18 min | 344 MB
Label: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the iconic Abbey Road Studios, Elizabeth Sombarts new album focusses on the ever-popular Adagios and slow movements from the great piano concerto repertoire. This 2-CD set spans centuries of keyboard repertoire, presenting the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninov, Grieg, Ravel, Brahms, Chopin and contemporary composer Pierre Adolphe.
Tim Armacost - Time Being (feat. Robert Hurst & Jeff "Tain" Watts) (2017)

Tim Armacost - Time Being (feat. Robert Hurst & Jeff "Tain" Watts)
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 63:55 min | 376 MB
Label: Whirlwind Recordings | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

The beginnings of this debut Whirlwind release as leader, from acclaimed Los Angeles-born tenor saxophonist Tim Armacost, tell a fascinating tale. A marquee player on the New York and Japanese scenes for many years, with countless live and recorded collaborations to his name (including the New York Standards Quartet recordings on this label), the clear direction for 'Time Being' arrived, remarkably, out of the blue.
The Danish Radio Big Band & Charlie Watts - Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band (2017)

The Danish Radio Big Band & Charlie Watts - Charlie Watts Meets The Danish Radio Big Band
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 51:49 min | 119 MB
Label: Decca (UMO) | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

A film director once said that you can't make a great film with a weak script. The same goes for bands of any kind be it jazz or rock or any kind. You can't have a great band without a great drummer. A band can get by with an average bassist or guitarist, but not with an average drummer. It's the heartbeat of any band. One of the things that has made the band Rolling Stones what they are is drummer Charlie Watts and his exceptional and unusual drumming skills. For more than 50 years, Watts has been the propulsive engine that has driven this juggernaut.
Gabriel Crouch, Gallicantus & Elizabeth Kenny - Queen Mary's Big Belly: Hope for an Heir in Catholic England (2017)

Gabriel Crouch, Gallicantus & Elizabeth Kenny - Queen Mary's Big Belly: Hope for an Heir in Catholic England
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 77:32 min | 276 MB
Label: Signum Records | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

Gallicantus perform music surrounding the fascinating yet tragic story of Queen Mary Tudor’s ‘phantom pregnancy’. On 30th April 1555 the city of London celebrated the birth of a healthy male heir, but abruptly ceased the next day after the news was revealed to be nothing but rumour. There was to be no heir, with gossip and speculation surrounding the tale of Mary’s pregnancy from that day onwards. The music performed here resonates with the circumstances of the mid-1550s, including items composed outside of Mary’s reign; from the royal ceremonies in which Mary participated as queen, and music directly tied to the specific events of 1554-5.

Elizabeth Chan - Five Golden Rings (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 26, 2017
Elizabeth Chan - Five Golden Rings (2016)

Elizabeth Chan - Five Golden Rings (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 351 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 123 MB | 00:53:10
Pop, Vocal, Holiday | Label: Merry Bright Music | Release Year: 2016

The award-winning singer whose first album “Naughty & Nice” debuted on the iTunes Holiday charts returns with a new set of holiday standards and her anticipated new singles, “Ghost of Christmas Past ” and “Sleigh.”
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – 1000 Watts [Japan] (2016)

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – 1000 Watts [Japan] (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 573 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz, Reggae, Downtempo | Label: Beat Records | Catalog Number: BRC-514

‘1000 Watts’ is the third album from the tropical reggae- and dub-infused Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno project. This outing sees musical explorer Will “Quantic” Holland making a more concerted foray into pure reggae-roots territory, although flashes of Holland’s Colombian influences still shine through. A sun-drenched record, the LP is charged with atmosphere and a fitting tribute to dub music’s evolution.