Variations

Andreas Staier - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Andreas Staier - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 67:09 minutes | 549 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In 1819, music publisher and composer Anton Diabelli sent a waltz of his own creation to all the important composers of the Austrian Empire, asking each of them to write a variation on it. His plan was to publish the variations in a patriotic volume called Vaterlandischer Kunstlerverein and to use the profits to benefit orphans and widows of the Napoleonic Wars. Beethoven chose to write not just a single variation, but a set of thirty-three. His audacious submission, the Diabelli Variations, has since become one of the most revered examples of the genre.
Matthew Halls - J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Matthew Halls - J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 129:59 minutes | 1.73 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Matthew Halls is one of the brightest sparks of the UK early music scene, who, as director of Retrospect Ensemble, has rapidly established himself as one of Britain's most exciting young conductors as well as a leading harpsichordist. J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations', features Bach's popular masterpiece for keyboard, plus Sarabanda con Partite and Aria Variata.

Louis Sclavis - Asian Fields Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 7, 2017
Louis Sclavis - Asian Fields Variations (2017)

Louis Sclavis - Asian Fields Variations
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 45:26 min | 224 MB
Label: ECM - ECM 2504 | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz, Modern Creative

Asian Fields Variations marks the first time that clarinettist Louis Sclavis, violinist Dominique Pifarély and cellist Vincent Courtois, long-time colleagues, have recorded as a trio. Sclavis summoned the project into existence, but this is a democratic group of creative equals: "I proposed that we make a real collective, and each of us composes for the programme." All three are major figures in contemporary French creative music: this is a new group with a lot of history. Sclavis and Pifarély have played together in diverse contexts for 35 years, Sclavis and Courtois for 20 years, but they retain the capacity to surprise each other - and their listeners - as improvisers.
Gustavo Gimeno - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Scherzi, Theme and Variations & 5 Fragments (2017)

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg & Gustavo Gimeno - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Scherzi, Theme and Variations & 5 Fragments
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:26 min | 248 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Gustavo Gimeno conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg in a fascinating survey of confident, assured and striking orchestral works by the young Shostakovich. This new recording for PENTATONE includes his breathtaking Symphony No.1 op. 10 – the student work which brought Shostakovich international fame.
Alexis Weissenberg, Herbert von Karajan - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franck: Symphonic Variations (1973/2012) [24/96]

Alexis Weissenberg, Herbert von Karajan - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franck: Symphonic Variations (1973/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:06 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A recording made in September 1972 which has never ranked very highly by admirers of either artist, but i found much to enjoy here. Karajan never seemed particularly engaged as an accompanist for pianists - the main prosecution witness could be his dire conducting for Christoph Eschenbach's DG recording of Beethoven's First Concerto, but he was a firm admirer of Weissenberg and their collaboration works pretty well.

Cerrone - Cerrone Symphony: Variations Of Supernature (2010)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 2, 2017
Cerrone - Cerrone Symphony: Variations Of Supernature (2010)

Cerrone - Cerrone Symphony: Variations Of Supernature (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 320 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 105 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 92 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Disco, Dance, Trance | Malligator Productions #317.A001.022 / MAL-31001

Marc Cerrone is a French disco drummer, composer, record producer and creator of major concert shows. Cerrone is considered as one of the most influential disco producers of the 70s and 80s in Europe. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide, including over four million copies in France alone and eight million copies of Supernature, which is considered his magnum opus…
Nigel Kennedy, Paul Tortelier - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Rococo Variations (1993)

Nigel Kennedy, Paul Tortelier - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Rococo Variations (1993)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:11 | 211 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 0777 7 54890 2 6

Nigel Kennedy’s repackaged 1986 recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is an adventure – free, rhapsodic, emphasising the constant flow of song which is the work’s main asset. Perhaps he’s a little over-keen to emphasise what melancholy there is here, nearly bringing the outer movements to a halt with the bitter-sweet dreams of second subjects, but the Canzonetta is a miracle of introspection. All this passes Gil Shaham by. While the young Israeli clearly has a fabulous palette, conjuring a bright, beautiful sheen at the top of the instrument (though unduly spotlit by DG), he rarely uses it discriminatingly enough, and the sense of flexible movement so vital for the Tchaikovsky is missing.
Vidna Obmana + Willem Tanke - Variations for Organ, Keyboard and Processors (1999)

Vidna Obmana + Willem Tanke - Variations for Organ, Keyboard and Processors (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 279 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 97 MB
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Multimood Records (MRC 031)

In another successful "recycling" project, Vidna Obmana reconstructs original compositions which willem tanke previously had rendered on classical European organs. These variations for organ, keyboard and processors respectfully merge two musical worlds from across time, simultaneously exploring mystical/physical revelations by way of thoughtful sonic alterations. The opening five tracks encompass six canons which form The Tao of Physics; having composed the original pieces as reflections upon Fritjof Capra's East/West metaphysical writing, Willem Tanke performed them on an historic Netherlandic church organ. After careful studying, avid recycler Vidna Obmana proceeded to dismantle and reprocess the oringal acoustic recordings, reassembling them in accordance with the Canon-method, and of course, his own fine-tuned sense of sonic art. The result is a hauntingly beautiful record that creeps upon you and passes out into the universe.
Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Period, Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello (2014)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Period (2014) 2CDs
Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello
Matt Haimovitz, violoncello; Christopher O'Riley, fortepiano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 522 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 331 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186475 | Time: 02:19:56

This release features the complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. In this collaboration, Matt Haimovitz plays his own Goffriller cello, crafted in Venice, Italy in 1710 – outfitted with ox-gut strings also from Italy and an early 19th century rosewood tailpiece and drawn by a Dominique Peccatte bow of the same era, while Christopher O’Riley plays on an original Broadwood fortepiano made in 1823.
Cesar Franck - Symphony In D Minor - Symphonic Variations (Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Jorge Bolet) (1987)

Cesar Franck - Symphony In D Minor - Symphonic Variations (Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, Jorge Bolet) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, png) | 345 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 255 mb
Classical | Label: London Records 417 487-2

The most brilliant of Belgian composer César Franck's compositions were written during the final decade of his life; the Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra, the famous Violin Sonata, the D major String Quartet, and, perhaps most important, the Symphony in D minor are all the products of a single, remarkable five-year period. The Symphony, by no means an immediate success with critics or audiences, has nevertheless become so fused with the popular image of César Franck that it is nearly impossible to think of him without also thinking of this 40-minute orchestral juggernaut.