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Peltomaa Fraanje Perkola - Komorebi (2023)

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Peltomaa Fraanje Perkola - Komorebi (2023)

Peltomaa Fraanje Perkola - Komorebi (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 215 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:54:29
Classical, Vocal | Label: Fuga Libera

How do you describe a feeling, an atmosphere, a memory? How do you reach a state, a space without words? Trio Peltomaa Fraanje Perkola explores unworldly states in their newly created album komorebi, combining their original compositions and improvisations with inspiration from medieval chant and Finnish poetry. A word that cannot be transcribed, Komorebi refers to three Japanese words:木(ko),漏れ(more), and日(bi) with no straightforward translation. It can be described as “to the sunlight shining through the trees”. It beautifully captures the interplay of the aesthetics between the light and the leaves, and the shape of nature’s most profound earthly existence.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Walton: Façade, an Entertainment (2024)

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Walton: Façade, an Entertainment (2024)

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Walton: Façade, an Entertainment (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 175 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 90 Mb | 00:37:06
Classical, Poetry | Label: Warner Classics

William Walton first foundsuccess in the early 1920s, when he set to music a cycle of abstract poems by Edith Sitwell, whom he was the protégé in his early career. A very inventive score, quite modernist, written for wind sextet, percussion and cello, in which the poems are recited and not sung. Though the suites are popular and often recorded, the original version is quite rare! Featuring as narrators, two great figures of British acting: Fenella Fielding (known for her distinctive voice and numerous recordings of audio books) and Michael Flanders.

Hila Plitmann, Iranshahr Orchestra & Shahāb Pāranj - Danielpour: Songs in 3 Languages (2024)

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Hila Plitmann, Iranshahr Orchestra & Shahāb Pāranj - Danielpour: Songs in 3 Languages (2024)

Hila Plitmann, Iranshahr Orchestra & Shahāb Pāranj - Danielpour: Songs in 3 Languages (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 285 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:59:19
Classical, Vocal | Label: Naxos Records

Richard Danielpour has collaborated frequently with soprano Hila Plitmann, and this album features three recent works, two of which were written specifically for her. The song cycles heard here are sung in three languages central to the composer’s life. Songs of Love and Loss is in Farsi and sets the poetry of Rumi; Canti della natura, in Italian, takes sonnets attributed to Vivaldi in The Four Seasons; while Songs of My Father is set to the English poems of Danielpour’s father. Each cycle features differing instrumentation and reflects Danielpour’s long-admired compositional subtlety and refinement.

Christian Poltéra, Juho Pohjonen, Lahti Symphony Orchestra & Anja Bihlmaier - Poltéra Plays Prokofiev (2024)

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Christian Poltéra, Juho Pohjonen, Lahti Symphony Orchestra & Anja Bihlmaier - Poltéra Plays Prokofiev (2024)

Christian Poltéra, Juho Pohjonen, Lahti Symphony Orchestra & Anja Bihlmaier - Poltéra Plays Prokofiev (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 298 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | 01:09:27
Classical | Label: BIS

The three works gathered here date from Sergei Prokofiev's last years. Despite his declining health as well as the oppressive political climate, the composer could count on the support of great musicians, in particular the cellist Mstislav Rostropovitch. The relationship contributed to the writing of works for cello. The first was the Symphony-Concerto, an improved reworking of a much earlier cello concerto.

Anna Gourari, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana & Markus Poschner - Paul Hindemith / Alfred Schnittke (2024)

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Anna Gourari, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana & Markus Poschner - Paul Hindemith / Alfred Schnittke (2024)

Anna Gourari, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana & Markus Poschner - Paul Hindemith / Alfred Schnittke (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 344 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 Mb | 01:19:55
Classical | Label: ECM Records

After three acclaimed solo piano programmes for the label, here Anna Gourari widens the instrumental spectrum with the Lugano-based Orchestra della Svizzera italiana under Markus Poschner’s direction in striking performances of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra and Paul Hindemith’s The Four Temperaments. Gourari’s pianistic command is one of “virtuoso polish and with flawless action”, to quote the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, and her holistic, wide-reaching grasp of the instrument is on full display in Schnittke’s shape-bending polystylistic concerto. The orchestra furthermore shines in a powerful interpretation of Hindemith’s Symphony Mathis der Maler. Contrasts emerge not only through the juxtaposition of the three works but from within the pieces, which have fiery temperaments and technically demanding scores in common. Recorded at the Auditorio Stelio Molo in Lugano in December 2021, the album was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Bang On A Can - Classics (2002)

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Bang On A Can - Classics (2002)

Bang On A Can - Classics (2002)
David Lang - Julia Wolfe - Annie Gosfield - Michael Gordon
Evan Ziporyn - Lois V Vierk - Nick Didkovsky

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21010 | Time: 01:11:39
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock

The Bang on a Can All-Stars emerged from the scruffy environs of downtown New York playing a new kind of music, with a new kind of energy, for a new kind of audience.

Timothy McAllister, James Buckle, Sinfonia of London & John Wilson - Kenneth Fuchs: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2024)

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Timothy McAllister, James Buckle, Sinfonia of London & John Wilson - Kenneth Fuchs: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2024)

Timothy McAllister, James Buckle, Sinfonia of London & John Wilson - Kenneth Fuchs: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 274 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:49
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

Sinfonia of London’s second album of works of Kenneth Fuchs features four world-première recordings. Two of the works feature soloists: the Bass Trombone Concerto loosely follows sonata form whilst utilising the full range of the instrument, and revelling in its lyrical side. Eventide, for alto saxophone and orchestra, is a re-working of an earlier concerto that Fuchs wrote for cor anglais. Described by the composer as a set of ‘fantasy variations based upon the simple triadic intervals typical of spirituals’, the alto saxophone version was composed for this album’s soloist, Tim McAllister. Point of Tranquility was originally composed for wind band, but Fuchs then prepared this orchestral version at the request of JoAnn Falletta for her Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005)

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Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005)

Kronos Quartet - Mugam Sayagi: Music of Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79804-2 | Time: 01:01:33 | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Avant-Garde

Some people would quickly run away from the music of someone who claims to admire the music of Berg, Crumb, and Cage. Franguiz Ali-Zadeh admires all of those composers and uses similar techniques in her composition, but she also finds inspiration in the music of her native Azerbaijan. With all of this, she creates especially evocative, picturesque works that invite listening more than once. Oasis, the opening work on this disc of her music featuring the Kronos Quartet, begins extremely quietly with water droplets, and then the quartet enters with desolate harmonics, depicting the desolation of the desert. Later in the piece, voices of those taking refuge in the oasis are heard. Ali-Zadeh's music is full of sounds beyond that of the traditionally played instruments of the string quartet and the piano, sounds that enhance and become part of the music. Sometimes it is techniques such as pizzicato, harmonics, col legno, or preparing or playing the strings of the piano; other times it is added instruments, as in Mugam Sayagi, or recorded sound, as in Oasis.

Jean-Charles Gandrille, David Galoustov & Grégoire Korniluk - Gandrille: Piano Trios (2024)

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Jean-Charles Gandrille, David Galoustov & Grégoire Korniluk - Gandrille: Piano Trios (2024)

Jean-Charles Gandrille, David Galoustov & Grégoire Korniluk - Gandrille: Piano Trios (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:25
Classical | Label: Paraty

This album highlights the composer’s artistic journey and inspirations through his various trios for violin, cello, and piano. It explores themes of nostalgia, rhythm, and commemoration, while describing the intense creative process that led to the creation of each piece. From contemplating the night to commemorating Holocaust victims, each trio represents a unique emotional journey, captured in music rich in textures and feelings.

Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Allen Tinkham - Storyteller: Contemporary Concertos for Trumpet (2024)

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Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Allen Tinkham - Storyteller: Contemporary Concertos for Trumpet (2024)

Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra & Allen Tinkham - Storyteller: Contemporary Concertos for Trumpet (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:10
Classical | Label: Cedille Records

Mary Elizabeth Bowden, praised for her “splendid, brilliant” artistry (Gramophone), celebrates the narrative power of the trumpet with Storyteller: Contemporary Concertos for Trumpet. Bowden is joined by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Allen Tinkham in a collection of new concertos that redefine the trumpet’s voice in modern classical music.

Ural Philharmonic Orchestra & Dmitry Liss - Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 Version) (Live) (2024)

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Ural Philharmonic Orchestra & Dmitry Liss - Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 Version) (Live) (2024)

Ural Philharmonic Orchestra & Dmitry Liss - Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 Version) (Live) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 166 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 77 Mb | 00:33:23
Classical | Label: Fuga Libera

Petrushka (1911), along with The Firebird and The Rite of Spring , is one of the three innovative ballets commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev that were composed by Igor Stravinsky during his ‘Russian’ period. Nicknamed a man of a thousand faces by his contemporaries, Stravinsky revealed his neo-folklorist face in Petrushka ; in collaboration with the artist and librettist Alexandre Benois, he courageously brought a motley street crowd, complete with a magician and his puppets, merchants, gypsies, cabbies, and mummers, onto the ballet stage.

The Marais Project & Duo Langborn/Wendel - Nordic Moods & Baroque Echoes (2024)

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The Marais Project & Duo Langborn/Wendel - Nordic Moods & Baroque Echoes (2024)

The Marais Project & Duo Langborn/Wendel - Nordic Moods & Baroque Echoes (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 215 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 104 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:39:32
Classical | Label: Move Records

Building on their decade-long commitment to performing and recording Scandinavian baroque and folk music, The Marais Project is proud to announce a new collaboration with leading Swedish artists, Duo Langborn/Wendel with a Sydney and regional NSW tour in February 2023.

Marko Topchii - Guitar Recital (2024)

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Marko Topchii - Guitar Recital (2024)

Marko Topchii - Guitar Recital (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 247 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:53
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Marko Topchii, winner of the 2017 Michele Pittaluga Guitar Competition, has selected a rich and varied repertoire ranging from neo-Romanticism to serialism, each work offering a unique vision of the instrument’s technical and expressive capabilities. Antonio José’s Sonata is remarkably inventive, bringing a new language to ancient dance forms, while Frank Martin’s Quatre Pièces brèves, written in the same year, offers the flourish and vigour of contemporary harmonic vocabulary. Roland Dyens’ Libra Sonatine is one of the most virtuosic and brilliant of late 20th-century guitar works.

VA - Women Of Note: A Century Of Australian Composers (2019)

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VA - Women Of Note: A Century Of Australian Composers (2019)

VA - Women Of Note: A Century Of Australian Composers (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 622 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 324 Mb | 02:18:20
Classical | Label: ABC Classic

In celebration of International Women’s Day, ABC Classics released Women of Note: A Century of Australian Composers - the first in a new series celebrating Australian female composers. This 2CD mid price compilation is a fascinating journey through the history of Australian composition, highlighting just how much of that history has been written by women.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - The Enchanted Loom: Orchestral Works by Carl Vine (2022)

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - The Enchanted Loom: Orchestral Works by Carl Vine (2022)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - The Enchanted Loom: Orchestral Works by Carl Vine (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 256 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:03:06
Classical | Label: ABC Classic

Carl Vine AO is one of Australia's best known and most frequently performed composers, with an impressive orchestral catalogue featuring eight symphonies and 13 concertos.