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Aleksey Semenenko & Inna Firsova - French Treasures (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 22, 2017
Aleksey Semenenko & Inna Firsova - French Treasures (2017)

Aleksey Semenenko & Inna Firsova - French Treasures
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:14 min | 239 MB
Label: Ars Produktion | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

One of the most delightful combinations in chamber music is the musical interplay between a keyboard instrument and a melody instrument, where the percussive nature of the keyboard is juxtaposed with the permanent tonal presence of a wind or string instrument. This record features works for piano solo and violin, as well as arrangements of original works for piano and orchestra.

Fleur Mino & Kevin Amos - French Kiss (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 12, 2017
Fleur Mino & Kevin Amos - French Kiss (2017)

Fleur Mino & Kevin Amos - French Kiss
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 46:05 min | 176 MB
Label: Klarthe | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Candide, West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, we have selected some of the most beautiful scores of the english speaking repertoire. They take their inspiration in the great stories of litterature, magnified by their composers. These works have been crossing the centuries and create a powerful fascination. The music with flights of lyricism is full of feelings. The sometimes tragic characters intensely portray the challenges that can shape our personalities. Thus, for the characters of Cunégonde, Maria, Christine, the way is resolutely the one of sincerity and reality and this is what makes musical an art that is so close of its public. This recital is a true meeting with the audience!

Spence, Martineau - Paradis sur terre: A French Songbook (2016)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 2, 2017
Spence, Martineau - Paradis sur terre: A French Songbook (2016)

Spence, Martineau - Paradis sur terre: A French Songbook (2016)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 217 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10893

Young Singer of the Year at the 2015 Opera Awards, Nicky Spence joins the highly praised accompanist Malcolm Martineau, just honoured with an OBE, in this unique collection of French songs from the turn of the last century, a repertoire that was very rarely performed in public at that time, the concept of the song recital still in the future.
Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel (2014)

A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel
by Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocco & Mondonville
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68035 | Time: 01:12:55

GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2015 WINNER (RECITAL CATEGORY). A welcome return of Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra to Hyperion, performing the rich, fulsome music of the French Baroque. Their recording of love songs from Rameau’s operas (Hyperion CDA67447) was hugely acclaimed for Sampson’s stylish, fluid, seductive performances, and ten years later her artistry is even more dazzling. This album is of particular interest as rather than concentrating on one composer it showcases the works written for the premiere soprano of the day, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his ‘adorable nightingale’. For d’Aquin, she was an enchanted being. Marie Fel was the soprano who held an entire generation spellbound at the Paris Opéra and at Louis XV’s court during one of the most glorious periods of French music. With a voice described as ‘pure, charming, silvery’ (La Borde), ‘touching and sublime’ (Grimm) and ‘always lovely, always seductive’ (d’Aquin), she inspired some of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s finest music and introduced a whole new level of virtuosity and expression into the French singing tradition. Her long, triumphant career is traced through this fascinating recording.

Olivier Ker Ourio - French Songs (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 23, 2017
Olivier Ker Ourio - French Songs (2017)

Olivier Ker Ourio - French Songs (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:51:32 | 118 MB
Label: Bonsai Music | Release Year: 2017

Paris-based musician, composer, band leader, and highly-regarded soloist, Olivier Ker Ourio has established himself as one of the world’s premiere chromatic jazz harmonica players. Acclaimed by critics as the true inheritor of Toots Thielemans, OKO is a highly demanded soloist (Sylvain Luc, Marcel Azzola, Michel Legrand, Didier Lockwood, Danyel Waro, Ralph Towner…) as much as a great composer and project leader.

Jack Savoretti - Sleep No More (French Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 1, 2017
Jack Savoretti - Sleep No More (French Edition) (2017)

Jack Savoretti - Sleep No More (French Edition) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:46:13 | 106 Mb
Singer-Songwriter, Indie | Label: BMG Rights Management

French Edition of Jack Savoretti's 2016 album Sleep No More consists a bonus track 'C'était juste hier (When We Were Lovers)' with french singer Rose. The song is in two languages - English and French
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:06 | 312 MB
Genre: Classica, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951238

Is it fair to say that most born Frenchmen have considered themselves exceedingly fortunate in their nativity? Moi? I didn't enjoy such luck. Neither did Jean-Baptiste Lully, the favorite of Louis XIV and thus the tyrant of French music for thirty-four years. Lully was born in Florence in 1632, but carried to France as a youthful Ganymede; he entered the service of the Sun King in 1653 as a dancer, and he rose to a position of monopoly influence in Louis XIV's court despite his flagrant debauchery and libertine sexuality. Just as Louis declared, that 'he was the State,' Lully could well have said "French Music, it's me!"
Kathleen Battle - French Opera Arias (Bastille Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Myung-Whun Chung) [2013]

Kathleen Battle - French Opera Arias (Bastille Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Myung-Whun Chung) [2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 268 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 479 1116 | TT: 62’52"

Kathleen Battle ended her operatic career on a sour note when she was fired from the MET, and this album somehow reflects that–it lacks her usual vivacity and joy. This is the only recital I've heard form her that's routine, and things aren't helped by the fact that her voice, a light colorature, isn't substantial enough for many of these arias, which are for a lyric soprano.
By Santa Fe Listener

FKJ - French Kiwi Juice (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 3, 2017
FKJ - French Kiwi Juice (2017)

FKJ - French Kiwi Juice (2017)
Electronic, Funk, Downtempo, Indie Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:47:13 | 110 MB
Label: Roche Musique | Release Year: 2017

French Kiwi Juice - better known by the abbreviation FKJ - has mastered the sound of sophisticatedly, smooth electronic music. With serene sounds perfect for posh settings, FKJ with his strong catalog of tracks has found himself on repeat in the dwellings of all Roche Musique alumni. This is music that you can groove to, youth tested and elder approved.
Dorothee Oberlinger & Ensemble 1700 - French Baroque: Versailles 1700-1740 (2011) {Harmonia Mundi}

Dorothee Oberlinger & Ensemble 1700 - French Baroque - Versailles 1700-1740 (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 402 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 228 mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 88697735092

French Baroque: Versailles 1700-1740 album by Dorothee Oberlinger was released Mar 01, 2011 on the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi label.