Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra Of Venezuela – Gustavo Dudamel: The Liberator (OST 2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 54:09 minutes | 1,11 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet

Libertador, Gustavo Dudamel’s first soundtrack, and first composition to be released worldwide. Gustavo originally arrived to this project as musical advisor. Sometime later, Gustavo said he had come up with a melody that could work for the start of the film. He went to the piano and began playing the melody. When he finished playing, I think both of us realized that he had begun composing our soundtrack. Dudamel, who consulted with filmscore master John Williams in the preparations for this assignment, describes his soundtrack as atmospheric, post-Mahlerian music, full of tension, hope and struggle. The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and guests from the world of Venezuelan folk music lend the score a distinctive and irresistible Latin American flavor. (more…)

Adagio – A Consideration Of A Serious Matter / Ensemble Caprice (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 959 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download – Source: Analekta

Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Centered around Bach’s aria Ich habe genug, this recording of adagios presents choral and orchestral pieces, mostly well-known to the general public, all having one element in common: they are all meditations on the fundamental questions of life and death. Throughout history composers have attempted to express the seemingly endless pain of human suffering through music. All performed on baroque instruments, the examples contained on this recording are among some of the most powerful explorations of this emotional space.

Composer: Jan Dismas Zelenka, Tomaso Albinoni, Samuel Barber, Matthias Maute, …
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice


Jean-Fery Rebel & Francois Rebel – Rebel de pere en fils – Ensemble les Surprises (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.26 GB | 01:12:21
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Label: ©  CCR d’Ambronay
Recorded at the Espace culturel C. J. Bonnet, chapel of Jujurieux (01), France — 25th-31th March 2013

Marrying stage ‘drama’ and chamber ‘concert’, this début album from Les Surprises, devised by Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas and Juliette Guignard, draws on 18th century French opera. Exploring a dynamic repertoire variously familiar and forgotten, bringing theatre into the salon, these enlightened, intimate arrangements will astonish, inspire and surprise.