Max Richter – Collection (2002-2017) [FLAC]

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Artist: Max Richter
Album: Collection
Genre: Classical
Year: 2002-2017
Size: ~ 8.47 gb
Source: CDs, Digital download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Blending classical, electronic, and rock influences into a style he calls “post-classical,” composer/programmer Max Richter ignores boundaries in favor of haunting, strangely familiar sounds. This approach made him an in-demand composer for film and other types of performing arts, as well as an acclaimed artist in his own right. Born in Germany in the mid-’60s, Richter and his family moved to the U.K. when he was still a little boy; by his early teens, he was listening to the canon of classical music, as well as modern composers including Philip Glass, whose sound was a major influence on Richter. The Clash, the Beatles, and Pink Floyd were also important, along with the early electronic music scene; inspired by artists such as Kraftwerk, Richter built his own analog instruments. He studied composition and piano at Edinburgh University, the Royal Academy of Music, and in Florence with Luciano Berio. Richter then became a founding member of the Piano Circus, a contemporary classical group that played works by Glass, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Arvo Prt, and Julia Wolfe, and also incorporated found sounds and video into their performances.

Dead Cities After ten years and five albums, Richter left the group and became more involved in the U.K.’s thriving electronica scene, collaborating with the Future Sound of London on Dead Cities (which features a track named after him) and Isness; he also contributed orchestrations to Roni Size’s In the Mode. Richter’s own work evolved from the Xenakis-inspired music of his early days into something that included his electronic and pop influences: 2002’s Memoryhouse introduced his mix of modern composition, electronica, and field recordings, and the following year’s stunning Blue Notebooks — inspired by Kafka’s Blue Octavo Notebooks — showed off a more streamlined, and more affecting, version of this sound. Released in 2006, Songs from Before paired Richter’s plaintive sound with texts written by Haruki Murakami and delivered by Robert Wyatt. Two years later, 24 Postcards in Full Colour, a collection of elaborate ringtones, was released, and 2008 also saw the release of Richter’s score for the film Waltz with Bashir.
InfraRichter worked on several other film scores, including music for Benedek Fliegauf’s Womb, Alex Gibney’s My Trip to Al Qaeda, and David MacKenzie’s The Last Word. Another scoring project was Infra, which Richter was commissioned to compose in 2008. A ballet inspired by T.S. Eliot’s classic poem “The Wasteland,” Infra premiered that November at London’s Royal Opera House. Richter re-recorded and expanded his music for the 2010 album Infra, his fourth release for Fat Cat Records. Throughout the 2010s, Richter alternated between soundtrack work and other projects, including the award-winning scores to Die Fremde and Lore and Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, an avant-garde reworking of the composer’s timeless set of violin concertos. Disconnect, the score to Henry-Alex Rubin’s film about the impact of technology on relationships, was released in 2013. His score for Wadjda, which revolved around an 11-year-old girl and was the first feature-length film made by a Saudi Arabian woman (director Haifaa Al-Mansour), arrived that July. Richter issued three more film scores that year, including the music to Ritesh Batra’s Lunchbox and Ruair Robinson’s sci-fi excursion The Last Days on Mars.
Max Richter: Sleep [8 Hour Version] In 2014, Richter launched an ongoing mentorship program for aspiring young composers. The following year saw the arrival of Sleep, an eight-hour ambient piece scored for piano, strings, electronics, and vocals, which Richter described as a “lullaby for a frenetic world and a manifesto for a slower pace of existence.” The piece premiered at a Berlin performance where the audience was given beds instead of seats. Sleep and From Sleep, a one-hour adaptation, were released in September 2015. Richter returned in 2016 with the music for an episode of Black Mirror. It was soon followed by 2017’s Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works, which drew from his score for Wayne McGregor’s three-act Royal Ballet production inspired by three of Virginia Woolf’s most acclaimed novels.

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Various Artists – 101 Film Classics [6CD Box Set] (2016) [CD FLAC]

Various Artists - 101 Film Classics [6CD Box Set] (2016) [CD FLAC] Download

Artist: Various Artists
Album: 101 Film Classics [6CD Box Set]
Genre: Classical
Year: 2016
Size: ~ 2.12 gb
Source: CD
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

For many their first encounter with classical music will be through its use in films and this collection makes a fantastic entry point to this rich and diverse world. Helpfully all tracks list the films alongside the music, so there will be no doubt as to where the music is familiar from.

Classical music has been used to memorable effect in films many times from Ride of the Valkyries in Apocalypse Now to Barber s Adagio in Platoon and from Also sprach Zarathustra in 2001: A Space Odyssey to Beethoven s Ninth in A Clockwork Orange. Occasionally, as in the case of Mozart s Piano Concerto No.21 used in Elvira Madigan, the film title has provided a lasting nickname for the music. All these favourites are included here.

Alongside two discs of popular favorites, there is a CD devoted entirely to piano music used in film, and another of opera favorites from the movies. Finally there are two discs of music composed for the cinema including the main themes from Star Wars and Schindler s List, both by John Williams, and classics from an earlier time including Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia and The Big Country.

With a running time approaching 8 hours of music this box set provides remarkable value for money.

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The Piano Guys – So Far, So Good (2017) [WEB FLAC]

The Piano Guys - So Far, So Good (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: The Piano Guys
Album: So Far, So Good
Genre: Classical
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 289 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Teaming up with the legendary Sir Cliff Richard, The Piano Guys offer a cacophony of colourful harmonies and inspiring vibes, including their totally in-sync performance of “It’s Gonna Be Okay”. This collection of tunes by the crack team of musicians and tech wizards holds some of their most essential and heart-warming jams.

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Various Artists – 100 Piano Masterworks (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Various Artists - 100 Piano Masterworks (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Various Artists
Album: 100 Piano Masterworks
Genre: Classical
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 1.19 gb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Deutsche Grammophon, home to the greatest pianists, presents a collection of the 100 most essential piano masterworks. The set includes the world’s best composers, popular works, and outstanding performances ranging from legends like Horowitz, Gilels, Richter, Argerich to the younger generation like Hlne Grimaud and Yuja Wang; plus composer pianists Max Richter and Ludovico Einaudi. A perfect introduction to piano music whether you are discovering it for the first time or want reference recordings of the 100 most popular works.

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