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Julianne Baird, The Queen’s Chamber Band, Rudolph Palmer - Gluck: La Corona (2005) (Repost)

Julianne Baird, The Queen’s Chamber Band, Rudolph Palmer - Gluck: La Corona (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:51 | 497 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Albany Records | Catalog: TROY 791-792

It may seem surprising that this is the first complete recording of Gluck's one-act opera (or, as he called it, serenata teatrale) La corona (The Crown) after more than 240 years. The work was never performed during Gluck's lifetime; written for the name day of Francis I, husband of Habsburg empress Maria Theresa, it was rendered irrelevant by the dedicatee's death in 1765. The listener will discover soon enough why no one has thought to revive the work since then.
Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve (2001)

Victoria De Los Angeles, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Carlo Maria Giulini - De Falla: La Vida Breve, El amor brujo, El sombrero of tres picos (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:29:33 | 736 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Zarzuela | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 67587 2 8

The reissue game continues. All of this material has been available more or less continuously in recent years, with the exception of Frühbeck's Three-Cornered Hat, which only resurfaced quite recently on an EMI twofer accompanied by Atlántida. The reason it reappears here, evidently, stems from the fact that this two-disc set contains all of Victoria de Los Angeles' stereo Falla recordings; and despite the fact that she sings for about 60 seconds in total in "Hat", it's always a pleasure to hear Frühbeck's big-hearted, expansively Romantic but always exciting way with the music.

Deep Forest - La Selection (Best Of) [3CD Box Set] (2014)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 20, 2017
Deep Forest - La Selection (Best Of) [3CD Box Set] (2014)

Deep Forest - La Selection (Best Of) [3CD Box Set] (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,17 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 402 MB | Covers - 172 MB
Genre: New Age, World | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music (88843082752)

Innovatively fusing traditional ethnic musics with state-of-the-art rhythms, the work of Deep Forest was best typified by their 1993 "Sweet Lullaby," which brought together the contemporary sounds of ambient techno with a haunting traditional lullaby from the Solomon Islands. The project was primarily the work of the French keyboardists and programmers Eric Mouquet and Michael Sanchez; after the latter returned from Africa with boxes of records he'd picked up across the continent, he and Mouquet began sampling the native sounds for use with their atmospheric dance tracks, and with the aid of producer Dan Lacksman, their eponymous debut LP appeared in 1993…
Sébastien Ricard & Tango Boréal - La bibliothèque-interdite (2017)

Sébastien Ricard & Tango Boréal - La bibliothèque-interdite
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, scans | 45:55 min | 253 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017
Tango, Jazz, Chanson

Sébastien Ricard plays the idealistic poet in La Bibliothèque-Interdite (The Forbidden Library), an intimate tango-opera written and composed by Denis Plante. The libretto expands on the memories of a fictional poet who, like his celebrated contemporaries Astor Piazzolla and Jorge Luis Borges, would have been a kind of outsider. He arrived in Buenos Aires in 1940, and with a mix of curiosity and amazement, there discovered the tango.
Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza, Opus 4 (2003) (Repost)

Rachel Podger, Arte Dei Suonatori - Vivaldi: La Stravaganza, Opus 4 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:43:33 | 861 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCA SA 19503

A long time ago, back in the 1970s, period instrument performances mostly sounded sweet and low down. Part of the reason for this was the catgut strings and the lower tuning, and part of the reason was that players seemed to prefer a mellower and rounder tone. But time passed and period instrument performances became more and more strident until they became nearly painful to listen to by the late '80s. Violinist Rachel Podger has recaptured the mellow sounds of yesterday by producing a warm and almost human sound with her 1739 Persarinius instrument.
Vicente Amigo - Vivencias: La obra completa de un genio (2010) {Sony Music Box Set 6 CD & 1 DVD PAL rec 1991-2009}

Vicente Amigo - Vivencias: La obra completa de un genio (2010) {Sony Music Box Set 6 CD & 1 DVD PAL rec 1991-2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.62 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 707 Mb
DVD5 -> 2.68 Gb | All Regions | PAL 4:3 | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ~ 56 min | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 75 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991-2009, 2010 Sony Music | 88697758662
Flamenco / World Music / Guitar / Western European Traditions

For the first time ever, the complete recordings of Vicente Amigo, together in a 6 CD + 1 DVD box set, available only as limited edition. Limited special new pack with all the work of this brilliant guitarist. Since he came out his first album in 1991, VICENTE AMIGO is considered as one of the biggest artist of the flamenca guitar and his carreer is punctuated of gratitudes: Grammy Latino of the best flamenco disc in 2001; best flamenco guitarist for the magazine Guitar Player in 1993; two music awards in 1998 and 1999; a Ondas Prize in 2002… just to name some of them.
Django Reinhardt - Integrale - La Collection Complete (1928-1953) {20 vols - 40CD - Fremeaux & Associes rel  1996-2005}

Django Reinhardt - Intégrale - La Collection Complète (1928-1953) {20 vols - 40CD - Fremeaux & Associes rel 1996-2005}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 8.28 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 1.32 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 1928-1953, 1996-2005 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 301 ~ FA 323
Jazz / Continental Jazz / Swing / Gypsy / Guitar

Set of Fremeaux’s definitive Integrale Django Reinhardt collection. Mastered by Daniel Nevers, there are 20 volumes of these, and each volume has 2 CDs – 40 CDs total. Each volume also comes with a fairly thick booklet with discography and notes. And the booklets and inserts have very nice B&W pictures of Django. Une réédition d’exception ! Depuis quelques années maintenant, les éditions Frémeaux ont entrepris la publication d’une intégrale des enregistrements de Django Reinhardt.
Michael Schneider, La Stagione - Telemann: Hamburgische Kapitansmusik 1755 [1994]

Telemann - Hamburgische Kapitänsmusik 1755 (Michael Schneider) [1994]
Classical | CPO 999-211-2 | TT: 54.53+59.22 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 512 Mb

From the Middle Ages Hamburg was an economically important city, especially since it joined the Hanseatic League. Its economic position resulted in many political conflicts, in particular with Denmark with which it was in almost constant rivalry. It also had led to Hamburg being declared an imperial city in 1510. Because of this the city couldn't count on the protection provided by the imperial army and had to organise its own defence. The city founded a civic guard for defence from attacks from outside as well as for deployment in the fighting of natural catastrophes. From 1619 it was a permanent institution.
Duke Ellington - The Great 1963 Paris Concert - Unissued Material (2016) {La Maison du Duke MDD 009}

Duke Ellington - The Great 1963 Paris Concert - Unissued Material (2016) {La Maison du Duke MDD 009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 457 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 182 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 2016 La Maison du Duke | MDD 009
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Progressive Jazz

La Maison du Duke is proud to present a collection of unpublished recordings of Duke Ellington, which come from an important stock of Ellington archives (Clavié collection), acquired by the association, which only a few collectors had access to today . The CDs are reserved for members of the Maison du Duke association and are not intended to be marketed.
Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Ileana Cotrubas, Placido Domingo - Verdi: La Traviata [2005/1977]

Verdi - La Traviata (Carlos Kleiber, Ileana Cotrubas, Placido Domingo) [2005/1977]
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon 00289 477 7115 | TT: 63.46+45.50 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 431 Mb

Carlos Kleiber's 1977 La Traviata is a rare gestalt among studio opera recordings, and it is one of the conductor's finer achievements. Kleiber knits the score together with unwavering rhythmic and dramatic intensity, never allowing any single moment to eclipse the larger scene or musical structure. The singers are kept on a tight leash – given enough room to shape phrases and cadences, but not to indulge in sheer vocal display. The orchestra is similarly focused on realizing every detail of rhythm, melody, and articulation with vivid intensity. As a result, favorite arias, duets, and ensembles melt into the surrounding scenes in a way that invites curiosity about the drama at large while propelling it relentlessly forward. The general pace may strike some as a bit fast, but it's never boring, and frequently brilliant.