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Jurgen Budday, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Maulbronner Kammerchor - Handel: Solomon (2004)

Jürgen Budday, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Maulbronner Kammerchor - Handel: Solomon (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 607 Mb | Total time: 70:19+75:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K&K | # KuK 73 | Recorded: 2003

The series of recordings of the Abbey of Maulbronn is prolific, and after a very good Messiah, we arrive now Solomon, another oratorio of Haendel. Solomon is a rather fixed work, a single scene, that of the famous judgment, presenting a little bit of "action", but the music, powerful and refined, is the most inspired Handel, and the virtuoso treatment of the choruses reveals a incomparable mastery.
The strengths of this version are quite numerous, starting with the Maulbronner Kammerchor which has a lot to do in the act of the Queen of Sheba, and which seduces by its excellent behavior, a good mastery of polyphony and strong and very strong stamps. present. The chorus does not display the overall perfection of the best English formations, and some intonations are a little questionable, but it is largely catching up with the level of dramatic engagement and theatricality.

Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 8, 2019
Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me (2002)

Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:40
Soul, Deep Soul, Soul-Blues, Gospel | Label: Fat Possum, Anti- | # 0358-2

Don't Give Up on Me is a studio album by R&B/Soul singer Solomon Burke, recorded and released in 2002 on Fat Possum Records. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. It is noteworthy for the contributions of original and previously unreleased compositions by top-rank songwriters, the effect of which placed Burke back in the public eye for a time. Guest stars are Daniel Lanois, who plays electric guitar on "Stepchild", and The Blind Boys of Alabama, who feature on backing vocals for "None of Us Are Free".

Solomon: The Master Pianist (2008) (7 CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at May 1, 2017
Solomon: The Master Pianist (2008) (7 CD Box Set)

Solomon: The Master Pianist (2008) (7 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | Covers included | 1,37 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: EMI

The great British piano virtuoso Solomon Cutner (known professionally by his first name alone) was born in the East End of London in 1902. He was best known for his performances of the music of Beethoven, of which there are many examples in this 7 CD set…
Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beecham Choral Society - Handel: Solomon; Love in Bath (2005)

Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beecham Choral Society - Handel: Solomon; Love in Bath (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 783 Mb | Total time: 76:03+74:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 86516 2 | Recorded: 1955-1957,1959

There was a time, not long ago, when Baroque scores were treated as a folio of performance suggestions, not as the letter of the law. Performers felt free to add music or (more often) to take it away, and to do other things which were quite different from what the composer originally had in mind. Sir Thomas Beecham had no qualms about performing surgery on the music of George Frideric Handel, a composer he absolutely adored. No disrespect was intended. In fact, Beecham loved Handel so much, he wanted everyone else to love him too. That meant making him more palatable for modern tastes – bigger and leaner, at the same time.
Solomon Ilori and His Afro-Drum Ensemble - African High Life (1963) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series}

Solomon Ilori and His Afro-Drum Ensemble - African High Life (1963) {Blue Note Connoisseur CD Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 487 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2006 Blue Note / Capitol | Connoisseur CD Series | 0946 3 59440 2 0
International / Jazz / World / African Traditions / Highlife

African High Life is the debut album by Nigerian drummer and percussionist Solomon Ilori recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label. The album was reissued on CD in 2006 with three bonus tracks recorded at a later session. It seems strange that Blue Note, a label generally associated with bop, hard bop, and the early avant-garde, would have released an album like African High Life. It didn't really fit in with Blue Note's back catalog and – perhaps as a result – the label didn't tread these waters again for a number of years. Regardless, this is a very enjoyable if not essential album of traditional African highlife music set to dance tempos.
Solomon Burke & De Dijk - Hold On Tight (2010) {Universal Music 275227-5}

Solomon Burke & De Dijk - Hold On Tight (2010) {Universal Music 275227-5}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 367 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 125 MB | Artwork(PNG) | 144 MB | 54:42
Genre: Rock'n'Soul / Soul-Jazz / Pop Rock / Blues Rock | Country: USA | Label: Universal Music | 275227-5

~The final album for the soul singer who passed away in October 2010 features a collaboration with Dutch artist De Dijk.~
John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Solomon (2006)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Solomon (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 593 Mb | Total time: 68:32+67:23 | Covers included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 475 7561 | Recorded: 1984

Acts I and III of this oratorio are sumptuous pageants: Solomon on the throne with his adoring Queen; Solomon receives the Queen of Sheba. In between, Act II's depiction of Solomon's judgment (over the baby) is one of the finest dramatic scenes Handel wrote in any context. The First Harlot's fear, desperation, and gratitude, the Second Harlot's grief-crazed jealousy, Solomon's serene wisdom–all are smashingly portrayed by Handel and by Rodgers, Jones and Watkinson. Argenta's Queen is a girlish delight; the regal Hendricks as Sheba sounds quite comfortable among these Baroque specialists; Rolfe Johnson and Varcoe have two splendid arias each. The choir and orchestra–whether in the amorous "Nightingale" chorus, the sequence of pictorial numbers in Act III, or the stunning double choruses throughout–are magnificent.
–Matthew Westphal
Solomon Cutner - Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos.13 & 14, Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 (2002)

Solomon Cutner - Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos.13 & 14, Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:03 | 206 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | Catalog: 1230

"Solomon's wonderful performances of the great Op 111 … is unfortunately spoilt by poor recording." So wrote the authors of "The Record Guide" in 1951. Well, here's a chance for music lovers to hear this wonderful 1948 performance half a century later in remastered sound. I reckon it is a wonderful performance, a little fresher in approach than Solomon's 1951 remake.
The Pentangle - Solomon's Seal (1972) Japanese Reissue, SHM-CD 2010 [Re-Up]

The Pentangle - Solomon's Seal (1972) Japanese Reissue, SHM-CD 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 82 Mb | Scans ~ 200 Mb
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Folk | Label: Universal/Sanctuary | # UICY-20143 | 00:35:39

Solomon's Seal was an album recorded in 1972 by folk-rock band Pentangle. It was the last album recorded by the original line-up, before the band split in 1973. Jacqui McShee has stated that it is her favourite Pentangle album. The album title refers to the Seal of Solomon - a mythical signet ring with magical powers, sometimes associated with the pentagram symbol adopted by Pentangle.
Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)

Andreas Scholl, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh - Handel: Solomon (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:37:19 | 763 MB
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 0289 459 6882 7

It's been conventional wisdom for several generations that Solomon, great oratorio though it may be, contains a lot of deadwood; conductors have regularly cut some items and changed the order of others. (Even John Eliot Gardiner's excellent recording cuts about 30 minutes of music.) Leave it to Paul McCreesh to give us the complete score–and demonstrate that Handel's original structure makes plenty of sense and that every number is worthwhile.