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Of Montreal - Lady On The Cusp (2024)  Music

Posted by Fizzpop at May 16, 2024
Of Montreal - Lady On The Cusp (2024)

Of Montreal - Lady On The Cusp (2024)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 228 MB | Cover | 34:56 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 81 MB
Indie Pop, Psychedelic | Label: Polyvinyl Records

Over the course of the last two decades, of Montreal's creative force, Kevin Barnes, has been wowing fans with their vast catalog of endlessly fascinating pop and mesmerizing live shows. Barnes' songwriting and production aesthetic has since become iconic in the industry and has garnered massive critical acclaim. On of Montreal's latest album, 'Lady on the Cusp', Barnes shapeshifts between genres with each song. On tracks like 'Rude Girl on Rotation', Barnes revisits sounds of late '60s guitar pop and psychedelia reminiscent of 2013's 'Lousy With Sylvianbriar', while 'Young Hearts Bleed Free' and 'Music Hurts the Head' showcase Barnes' love of experimental funk pop that has been present throughout much of the band's discography.
Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Sibelius 3 & 4 (2023)

Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal & Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Sibelius 3 & 4 (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:08:44 | 232 Mb
Classical | Label: ATMA Classique

ATMA Classique proudly presents Jean Sibelius’ Symphonies No. 3 & 4 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal. Recorded at Maison symphonique de Montréal, this new release is part of our complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies, launched in 2019 with Symphony No. 1.

of Montreal - I Feel Safe With You, Trash (2021)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 4, 2021
of Montreal - I Feel Safe With You, Trash (2021)

of Montreal - I Feel Safe With You, Trash (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 410 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:06:09
Indie Pop, Neo-psychedelia | Label: Self-Released

Indie rock outfit of Montreal has announced a new self-released double album I Feel Safe With You, Trash, which will be out on March 5 via Bandcamp. The A-Side for this LP was already released last month via Patreon, with the B-Side is due out this month on the service. Four of the albums’ songs have also been released on Bandcamp.
Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal, Charles Dutoit - Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Falstaff (1991)

Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Falstaff (1991)
Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal; Charles Dutoit, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 430 241-2 | Time: 01:03:23

A trim, at times, almost balletic Falstaff. If that seems a ludicrous contradiction, I should explain that it refers to Dutoit's spirited interpretation of the work, not the central character, though Falstaff himself has shed a few pounds in the process but is no less loveable. Indeed, Dutoit's swift tempo for the second section (at the Boar's Head) has the theme for Falstaff's 'cheerful look and pleasing eye' sounding less like Tovey's understandable misunderstanding of it as ''blown up like a bladder with sighing and grief''. The trimming down process is abetted by the Montreal sound, with lean, agile strings and incisive brass (the horns are magnificent). Some may feel a lack of warmth in the characterization. I certainly felt that the first presentation of Prince Harry's theme (0'40'') could have done with a richer string sonority. Doubtless, too, there will be collectors who, at moments, miss the generous humanity of Barbirolli, or the Straussian brilliance of Solti. And although Mackerras is wonderful in the dream interludes and Falstaff's death, the start of his fourth section, with Falstaff's rush to London only to be rejected by the new King, is short on teeming excitement and anticipation. (Gramophone)
Montreal SO & Chorus, Pascal Roge, Charles Dutoit -  Ravel: Orchestral Works; Piano Concertos, etc (2005) 4CD Box Set

Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works; Piano Concertos;
L'Enfant et les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade (2005) 4CD Box Set
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal & Chœurs; Charles Dutoit, conductor
Pascal Rogé, piano; John Zirbel, horn; Theodor Baskin, oboe;
Catherine Dubosc, soprano; Timothy Hutchins, flute

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Scans ~ 33 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6891 DC4 | Time: 05:03:53

For listeners who prefer their Ravel lushly textured, luminously colored, and luxuriantly impressionistic, this four-disc set of his orchestral music performed by Charles Dutoit and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal will be just the thing. Recorded between 1981 and 1995 in warmly opulent Decca sound and including all the canonical works plus the two piano concerts and the opera L'Enfant et les sortiléges, Dutoit's approach to Ravel is decidedly sensual, even tactile. One can feel the excitement in the closing "Dance générale" of Daphnis et Chloé, sense the energy in La Valse, smell the sea in Une barque sur l'océan, and touch the dancer's flushed skin in Boléro. This is not to say that details are lost in Dutoit's performances – with the superlative playing of the Montreal orchestra, one can assuredly hear everything in the scores. Nor is this to say that Dutoit neglects the music's clear shapes and lucid forms – with a decisive beat and a clean technique, Dutoit's interpretations are models of clarity. But it is assuredly to assert that, for sheer aural beauty, these recordings cannot be beat. With the very virtuosic and very French playing of Pascal Rogé in the two piano concertos plus very characterful singing in L'Enfant, this set will be mandatory listening for all those who love Ravel.
Orchestre classique de Montréal & Boris Brott - New Jewish Music, Vol. 2: Azrieli Music Prizes (2019) [Digital Download 24/96]

Orchestre classique de Montréal & Boris Brott - New Jewish Music, Vol. 2: Azrieli Music Prizes (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 65:51 minutes | 1,26 GB
Classical | Label: Analekta, Official Digital Download

Established in 2014 by the Azrieli Foundation, the Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) offer opportunities for the discovery, creation, performance, and celebration of excellence in music composition.
Montreal Baroque, Eric Milnes - J.S. Bach: St. John the baptist,  Cantatas BWV 30, 7, 167 (2005)

Montreal Baroque, Eric Milnes - J.S. Bach: St. John the baptist, Cantatas BWV 30, 7, 167 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:35 | 389 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ATMA Classique | Catalog: SACD22400

This disc is the debut entry in a full cycle of Bach's cantatas to come from Canada's Montreal Baroque historical performance ensemble. Conductor Eric Milnes opts for the controversial approach of having just one voice per part – the four soloists, joined together – in the choral movements, with no choir in sight.

Karina Gauvin, Les Boréades de Montréal - Hyver (2005)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 10, 2023
Karina Gauvin, Les Boréades de Montréal - Hyver (2005)

Karina Gauvin, Les Boréades de Montréal - Hyver (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:09 | 351 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: ATMA Classique | Catalog: ACD22352

This new CD of Les Boréades de Montréal, features acclaimed Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin in two French Baroque Cantatas: Orphée by Nicolas Clérambault and L'Hyver by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. The recording is completed by two instrumental pieces: the lively suite from the opera Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse by Boismortier and by Michel Corrette's Concerto comique no 25 Les Sauvages.
Charles Dutoit, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, Roméo et Juliette (1990)

Charles Dutoit, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, Roméo et Juliette (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 75:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 425 001-2 | Recorded: 1985

Another feather in the Dutoit/Montreal/Decca cap, not least for the sound engineers' achievement in so brilliantly capturing the mammoth sonorities of the Symphonie funebre et triomphale (whose first performance Berlioz conducted walking backwards at the head of his huge wind-and-percussion band, though—alas for the legend!—with a baton, not a sword). For concert hall, rather than open air performance he later added strings and a chorus, and it is this version that is adopted here (as it was in Colin Davis's 1969 Philips recording). Splendid as that issue was, this new one even surpasses it in clarity and impact, with its majestic brass chords and a chorus that adds incisively to the final climax.

Les Boréades de Montréal, Francis Colpron - Noëls (1996)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 8, 2023
Les Boréades de Montréal, Francis Colpron - Noëls (1996)

Les Boréades de Montréal, Francis Colpron - Noëls (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:39 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Atma Classique | Catalog: ACD22118

These traditional noëls by Claude Balbastre, Michel Corrette, Louis Claude Daquin and Jean-Francois Dandrieu are intimate and elegant, and make a unique contribution to any collection of festive seasonal music. Borrowing tunes from popular songs of the day, these 18th century composers wrote noëls that are simple in nature, combining joy and devotion.