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2017

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel (2017)

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 119 min | 7,23 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Mariinsky | Sub: Russian, English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Espanol | Recorded: 2014

Following celebrated productions of Prokofiev Semyon Kotko and Shchedrin The Left-Hander, Valery Gergiev continues his survey of uniquely Russian works with The Golden Cockerel, Rimsky-Korsakov’s final and, arguably, most mysterious opera. This vibrant new production features bass-baritone Vladimir Feliauer as Tsar Dodon, alongside celebrated soprano Aida Garifullina as The Queen of Shemakha and mixes live action with CGI. It is the vision of Anna Matison, acclaimed playwright, script-writer, film director and producer.
Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Russian (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 150 min | 7,61 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Mariinsky | Sub: Russian, English, Francais, Deutsch, Japanese, Espanol | Recorded: 2015

Originally composed to celebrate Pushkin’s centenary, the full title of the work - The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of His Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan - is indicative of the fantastical content of the opera. It is an old-fashioned Russian treat for the eyes and the ears from the country’s most long-standing musical institution. Filled with colourful music that is typical of Rimsky-Korsakov’s style, it is the origin of the instantly recognisable Flight of the Bumblebee, which arrives when the magic Swan-Princess changes Prince Gvidon Saltanovich into an insect.
La Nuova Musica; David Bates, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)

Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 & 170 (2017)
Lucy Crowe, soprano; Tim Mead, countertenor; La Nuova Musica; David Bates, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM907589 | Time: 01:04:14

Two of Bach’s finest cantatas, both for solo alto, composed in Weimar (1714) and Leipzig (1726) respectively, are here coupled with the delicious agony of grief that is Pergolesi’s 'Stabat mater', an acknowledged masterpiece by one of the 18th century’s most influential composers. Bach so admired the composition of his Neapolitan colleague that he made his own ‘parody’ of it to a German text. On this recording, La Nuova Musica, in its 10th anniversary year, and its two eminent soloists display equal mastery of both idioms.
Frank Zappa - Zoot Alors! (2017) {4CD Set Coda Publishing CPLCD248 rec 1975-1981}

Frank Zappa - Zoot Alors! (2017) {4CD Set Coda Publishing CPLCD248 rec 1975-1981}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.76 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 668 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975-81, 2017 Coda Publishing / Stormbird | CPLCD248
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

This powerful four disc anthology is a wonderful illustration of the genius that was the late, great Frank Zappa in performance and broadcasting live to air. Zappa always defies categorisation. He blended humor, satire, virtuoso guitar, challenging lyrics, bawdy tales, brilliant compositions, and inspired improvisation and somehow managed to make those diverse elements work together in a unique, musical form which defies categorisation, and is known to posterity by the term "Zappa".
The Neal Morse Band - Morsefest! 2017: Testimony of a Dream (2018) [2xBlu-ray, 1080i]

The Neal Morse Band - Morsefest! 2017: Testimony of a Dream (2018)
2xBlu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080i, 29.970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 1536 kbps / DD 5.1, 448 kbps / DTS-HD MA 5.1, 5119 kbps
Progressive Rock | 06:21:36 | ~ 86.13 Gb

~ Recorded live at Morsefest, September 1 and 2, 2017 at the New Life Fellowship, Cross Plains, Tennessee ~
David Virelles - Gnosis (2017) {ECM 2526} (Complete Artwork - Slipcase with 20 pages)

David Virelles - Gnosis (2017) {ECM 2526} (Complete Artwork - Slipcase with 20 pages)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 200 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 125 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 144 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 ECM Records | ECM 2526 / 576 5115
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Modern Creative / Cuban / Piano

The 34-year-old Manhattan-resident Cuban pianist David Virelles can sound like a 21st-century jazz heir to Herbie Hancock in other people’s bands (Tomasz Stanko’s, Chris Potter’s) – but his own preferences are for avant-grooving, as on last year’s Antenna and the broadly sourced contemporary classical music that informs a good deal of Gnosis. This session, with strings, flute, vocals and four percussionists led by the Cuban drums guru Roman Diaz, sees Virelles deepening his exploration of the fission points between ancient African Cuban traditions and the music of his own era.
Cecile McLorin Salvant - Dreams and Daggers (2017) {2CD Set Mack Avenue MAC1120} (Complete Artwork)

Cecile McLorin Salvant - Dreams and Daggers (2017) {2CD Set Mack Avenue MAC1120} (Complete Artwork)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 615 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 269 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Mack Avenue Records | MAC1120
Jazz / Vocal Jazz

That's quite an unusual cover for a jazz vocal album – but then again, Cecile McLorin Salvant is quite an unusual singer – and one who may well be out to change the future of her genre with records like this! The songs are this fantastic blend of original compositions, jazz standards, and other classics – but woven together in this tapestry by Cecile and the group, almost as if they're part of this larger patchwork commentary on the history of vocal jazz – all updated and taken to very personal territory.
Accept - Symphonic Terror: Live at Wacken 2017 (2018) [Blu-ray, 1080p]

Accept - Symphonic Terror: Live at Wacken 2017 (2018)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 24 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 1536 kbps & 5.1, 48 kHz, 4608 kbps, 16-bit
Heavy Metal | 02:02:56 | ~ 23.86 Gb

Broken up over three movements and containing over 140 minutes of music and video, “Symphonic Terror - Live at Wacken 2017” captures Accept on stage at Wacken 2017 in front of over 80,000 metal fans alongside the Czech National Symphony performing hits such as “Die By the Sword”, “Restless and Wild” and many others including the band’s perennial hit “Balls to the Wall”.

King Crimson - Meltdown (Live in Mexico, 2017) (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 19, 2018
King Crimson - Meltdown (Live in Mexico, 2017) (2018)

King Crimson - Meltdown (Live in Mexico, 2017) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,3 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 501 Mb | 03:38:48
Progressive Rock | Label: Discipline Global Mobile, Panegyric

A 3CD/1Blu-Ray set featuring over three and a half hours of material performed during King Crimson’s five night residency at Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City in July 2017 plus audio extras.
The Brabant Ensemble & Stephen Rice - Obrecht: Missa Grecorum & Motets (2017)

The Brabant Ensemble & Stephen Rice - Obrecht: Missa Grecorum & Motets (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 304 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:13
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion Records

Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble uncover more Renaissance treasures: Jacob Obrecht’s name may now be less familiar than those of some of his Flemish contemporaries, yet in his lifetime he was considered second only to Josquin.