Amy Dickson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Island Songs: Peter Sculthorpe, Brett Dean, Ross Edwards (2015)

Peter Sculthorpe: Island Songs; Brett Dean: The Siduri Dances; Ross Edwards; Full Moon Dances
Amy Dickson, saxophone; Sydney Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Benjamin Northey & Miguel Harth-Bedoya

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical/ABC Classics | # 8875169062 | Time: 01:00:08

Sony has packaged this album like a 1980s disc of music to snog by, but the saxophonist Amy Dickson’s new release is an intriguing and entirely serious collection of recent works by Australian composers, works she did much to create. The title work, premiered by Dickson in 2012, is a late score by Peter Sculthorpe. The first movement is sun drenched and full of yearning, the saxophone soaring over a teeming orchestra; the second is a more unsettled expression of homesickness. Ross Edwards’s concerto entitled the Full Moon Dances – recorded, unlike the rest, live in concert – is elegantly scored and evocative, especially in the opening Mantra, in which the saxophone interweaves with the orchestral soloists, and in the pulsing, almost Stravinsky-esque First Ritual Dance. But it is Brett Dean’s 2007 flute concerto The Siduri Dances, here arranged for saxophone, which offers the most wide-ranging demonstration of Dickson’s mastery with its note-bending, buzzing effects and hectic rhythms.

Barbara Dickson - The Best Of Barbara Dickson (1996)  Music

Posted by Rtax at April 16, 2024
Barbara Dickson - The Best Of Barbara Dickson (1996)

Barbara Dickson - The Best Of Barbara Dickson (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 427 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 MB
1:13:45 | Pop, Folk, Vocal | Label: Sony/ BMG

A collection of recordings by the Scottish folk singer who made the successful transition to stage musicals working with Willy Russell and Andrew Lloyd-Webber & Tim Rice. This set includes her first two big hits Answer Me and Another Suitcase In Another Hall - the latter from “Evita”, along with Don't Cry For Me Argentina from “Evita”, and the Beatles songs The Long And Winding Road and With A Little Help From My Friends which she performed in Russell’s successful show “John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert”.
It’s a great showcase for her highly distinctive voice.
Gro-Marthe Dickson & D-lovely - Fornemmelsen av hjemland (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Gro-Marthe Dickson & D-lovely - Fornemmelsen av hjemland (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 29:32 minutes | 316 MB
Vocal Jazz | Label: AMP Music & Records, Official Digital Download

Gro-Marthe Dickson is a Norwegian jazz singer with vibrant inventiveness and absolute power in her singing. Dickson is continuously searching for unknown paths to explore and develop in her musical journey. Her main projects are the jazz quartet D-lovely (AMP Music & Records 2019 and 2021) and the vocal improvisation ensemble Oslo14 (Losen Records 2018, NOR CD 2016). Her music blends famous and favorites with lesser-known pearls from Cole Porter’s long and prosperous career. D-lovely presents jazz that is charming, passionate, and has a creative twist that makes a statement through popular music’s greatest composer, Cole Porter.

Barbara Dickson - Heartbeats (1984/2022)  Music

Posted by Rtax at Feb. 11, 2022
Barbara Dickson - Heartbeats (1984/2022)

Barbara Dickson - Heartbeats (1984/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 290 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 MB
46:19 | Pop, Vocal, Ballad | Label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited

The recipient of an OBE (Order of the British Empire), in 2001, for her "service to music and drama," Barbara Dickson has successfully balanced careers in music and musical theater. A top recording artist in the 1970s, when she recorded such hits as "Answer Me" and "Morning Comes Quickly", she scored with two chart-topping hits – January, February" and a duet with Elaine Paige, "I Know Him So Well", in the 1980s. Her 1982 album, All For A Song sold more than six hundred thousand copies and remained on the British charts for more than a year. In the 1990s, she recorded an album of Dylan songs, "Don't Think Twice It's Alright and an album of traditional tunes from the Celtic Isles, Parcel of Rogues. She remains active, releasing a double CD, For The Record, featuring live tracks and greatest hit, in 2002. Dickson has been equally impressive as an actress.

Amy Dickson - Blackford: Pietà (2020)  Music

Posted by varrock at Jan. 4, 2020
Amy Dickson - Blackford: Pietà (2020)

Amy Dickson - Blackford: Pietà (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 208 MB | Tracks: 10 | 47:28 min
Style: Classical | Label: Nimbus Alliance

Pietà is a setting of the Stabat Mater by Richard Blackford, with additional poems by the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. Performed by mezzo and baritone soloists, SATB chorus, children’s chorus, string and solo saxophone. Pietà was commissioned by the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and St. Albans Choral Society (conductor George Vass) with support from the Nimbus Foundation. It was first performed on June 22nd, 2019 at The Lighthouse, Poole with Nimbus recording this remarkable work directly after the premier.

Amy Dickson - In Circles (2019)  Music

Posted by delpotro at July 2, 2019
Amy Dickson - In Circles (2019)

Amy Dickson - In Circles (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 244 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 161 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:09:00
Classical | Label: ABC Classics, Sony Music

On the 'Sony Classical' label - The sensational, Classic BRIT winning saxophonist Amy Dickson returns with her exquisite new album "In Circles" . This album explores the connections between classical composers and folk music. This stunning new album features breath-taking works by celebrated composers Ralph Vaughan Williams, Brahms, William Bolton and many more.. Dickson began playing the saxophone at the age of six. She made her concerto debut at 16 and has since gone on to perform at prestigious venues throughout the world including the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Konzerthaus, Vienna. Named by BBC Music Magazine as one of the world’s six best classical saxophonists, Amy Dickson has won numerous prizes including the Gold Medal at the Royal Overseas League Competition, the Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Competition and the Prince’s Prize. Dickson will tour the UK alongside the acclaimed Aurora Orchestra.

Gareth Dickson - Orwell Court (2016)  Music

Posted by aasana at Oct. 20, 2019
Gareth Dickson - Orwell Court (2016)

Gareth Dickson - Orwell Court (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:36:21 | 162,50 MB
Folk, Singer-Songwriter | Label: 12K

Gareth Dickson is ghostlike. From the dark outskirts of Glasgow he has sent three studio studio albums in to the world - Collected Recordings (2009), The Dance (2010) and Quite A Way Away (2012). These albums have bewitched a growing inner circle, including some of the most innovative musicians around today - Juana Molina and Vashti Bunyan to name just two. Gareth has been the only constant member of Vashti’s touring outfit over the past ten years and latterly they have stripped down to a duet on their worldwide travels. Vashti indeed makes a spectral apparition on the first track of Gareth’s new album Orwell Court.

Amy Dickson - Catch Me If You Can (2013)  Music

Posted by delpotro at July 1, 2018
Amy Dickson - Catch Me If You Can (2013)

Amy Dickson - Catch Me If You Can (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 338 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 187 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:05
Classical | Label: ABC Classics, Sony Classical

The internationally acclaimed Australian saxophonist, Amy Dickson, releases her new album ‘Catch Me If You Can’ featuring contemporary classical music for saxophone & orchestra by film composer legend John Williams, American composer Michael Kamen, and Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits). On this album, Amy performs alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Amy Dickson - Glass (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 21, 2017
Amy Dickson - Glass (2017)

Amy Dickson - Glass
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d.booklet | 56:33 min | 252 MB
Label: Sony Classical - 88985411942 | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

A ground-breaking recording of some of Philip Glass’s most iconic music, transcribed for saxophone by Classic BRIT Award-winning classical saxophonist, Amy Dickson, in celebration of Philip Glass’s 80th birthday. Amy Dickson’s love for Philip Glass started 10 years ago when she discovered his violin concerto, a work which features on this album. This expressive work is arranged for saxophone by Dickson herself, as is the violin sonata for which Dickson had to learn a new technique to master the work; circular breathing.

Teemu Viinikainen - Tales Of Robert Dickson (2005)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 12, 2017
Teemu Viinikainen - Tales Of Robert Dickson (2005)

Teemu Viinikainen - Tales Of Robert Dickson (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 235.98 Mb | 43:09 | Cover
Post-Bop, Free Jazz | Country: Finland | Label: KSJazz (11759-3304-2)

As gripping in his expression as he is fluent in his phrasing, Teemu Viinikainen is the epitome of the multi-faceted modern-day jazz guitarist. His rise to the elite of Finland's finest guitar players seems to have been quick, even though he has studied his instrument at various institutes ever since childhood. At the moment he also teaches guitar playing at his alma mater, the Sibelius Academy Jazz Department.