Cheng Zhang - Bartók: Works for Solo Piano, Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussions (2020)

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Cheng Zhang - Bartók: Works for Solo Piano, Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussions (2020)

Cheng Zhang - Bartók: Works for Solo Piano, Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussions (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:10:39 | 201 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Claves

“I always find my role as a pianist very similar to an actor. Fundamentally speaking, we are all interpreters trying to decode a piece of art and transmitting to the audience through our own means.”Pianist Cheng Zhang first received international recogni­tion in 2011 by winning both the only Haskil prize and public prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey Switzerland.A native of China, he garnered critical acclaim for his per­formances at such venues including Konzerthaus in Berlin, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Stravinski Auditorium in Montreux and Philharmonic in Warsaw. Highlights in recent years include appearances at Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Verbier Festival Academy, Festival Septembre Musical de Montreux-Vevey, Schubertiade from Espace 2, Bonn Robert Schumannfest and Nohant Chopin Festival.

Luigi Piovano & Antonio Pappano - Brahms & Martucci: Two Sonatas and Two Romances for Cello and Piano (2020)

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Luigi Piovano & Antonio Pappano - Brahms & Martucci: Two Sonatas and Two Romances for Cello and Piano (2020)

Luigi Piovano & Antonio Pappano - Brahms & Martucci: Two Sonatas and Two Romances for Cello and Piano (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:59:19 | 215 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Arcana

Antonio Pappano ist nicht nur ein international gefeierter Pultstar, sondern auch ein leidenschaftlicher Kammermusiker und Liedbegleiter, der u.a. mit Künstlern wie Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Diana Damrau und Joyce DiDonato zusammengearbeitet hat. Mit dem Cellisten Luigi Piovano verbindet ihn eine fünfzehnjährige Freundschaft, die sich hörbar in der Einspielung der Brahmsschen Cellosonaten niederschlägt.Even a star of the podium like Antonio Pappano devotes himself with enthusiasm to chamber music: there are more and more concerts and recordings in which he sits at the piano, performing with such eminent artists as Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Diana Damrau, Ian Bostridge and Joyce DiDonato.

Amsterdam Sinfonietta - Lento Religioso (2020)

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Amsterdam Sinfonietta - Lento Religioso (2020)

Amsterdam Sinfonietta - Lento Religioso (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:16:59 | 300 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Channel Classics Records

On Lento Religioso, Candida Thompson and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta bring together romantic works by Berg, Korngold, Bruckner, Bridge, Lekeu, Wagner and Strauss - each, each with a very specific expressive power of it's own. Some are genuine pieces for string ensemble, others are adaptations created for the Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

Christophe Rousset - Armand-Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (2020)

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Christophe Rousset - Armand-Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (2020)

Christophe Rousset - Armand-Louis Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:40:45 | 615 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Aparté

Armand-Louis Couperin - François Couperin (‘le Grand’) was his father’s cousin - was regarded as one of the finest musicians of his time and his compositions, though little known today, provide us with precious evidence of the brilliance of the French harpsichord school and the skills of one of its most virtuosic representatives.This is the first ever recording of Armand-Louis Couperin’s sensuous and very original Pièces de clavecin, op. 1.Playing on a period instrument by Jean-Claude Goujon, now in the Musée de la Musique in Paris, Christophe Rousset brings out all the unique flavour of this music.

Michael Chapman - Sweet Powder & Wrytree Drift (2020)

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Michael Chapman - Sweet Powder & Wrytree Drift (2020)

Michael Chapman - Sweet Powder & Wrytree Drift (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:59:51 | 661 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Mooncrest Records

Andru Chapman These two albums are part of a clutch of albums Michael made when he was between record companies and which he recorded for his own production company Rural Retreat Records. Rural Retreat West Virginia, on the old Virgin Creeper Line, was the subject of one of O.Winston Link's famous "train" pics of whom MC is a huge fan. We made the pilgrimage on one of our US road trips hence the name.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:13:03 | 369 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles

To say that André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry's 1784 comic opera, Richard Coeur de Lion, has a lot to answer for is something of an understatement, when it was its popular Act I air, “O Richard, O my King”, which in 1789 accidentally brought about one of the defining moments of the French Revolution: the air is sung by the imprisoned King Richard's knights who want to free him, and one night in 1789 it became the song French officers chose to sing to King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette under house arrest at Versailles after the couple turned up to greet the officers at a banquet thrown in the Royal Opera House; which in turn got interpreted by the Paris press as an anti-revolutionary act, leading to the palace being stormed and the royal couple taken away, never to return.

Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis - Andreas Hammerschmidt: Ach Jesus stirbt (2020)

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Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis - Andreas Hammerschmidt: Ach Jesus stirbt (2020)

Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis - Andreas Hammerschmidt: Ach Jesus stirbt (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:10:41 | 314 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Ricercar

Andreas Hammerschmidt is undoubtedly the most unjustly neglected composer of seventeenth-century Lutheran Germany. Very few recordings have been devoted to him, even though his music was widely published during his lifetime. The fifteen or so published collections offer a great variety of works, which, like those of his famous contemporary Heinrich Schütz, illustrate the fusion between the Lutheran polyphonic tradition and the various stylistic influences of the Italian Baroque. For this musical portrait of Hammerschmidt, Vox Luminis has drawn on several of these collections in order to offer as rounded a picture as possible of the variety of the composer's styles. The entire programme is structured around texts for Passiontide and Easter, introduced by an intensely moving madrigalian motet on the death of Christ, Ach Jesus stirbt.

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Sandrine Piau, Teresa Iervolino - Mozart: Betulia liberata (2020)

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Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Sandrine Piau, Teresa Iervolino - Mozart: Betulia liberata (2020)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Sandrine Piau, Teresa Iervolino - Mozart: Betulia liberata (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:11:48 | 630 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Aparté

Composed in 1771 to a libretto by Metastasio tracing the well-known biblical story of Judith and Holofernes, La Betulia liberata was Mozart’s first oratorio. Often described as a stroke of genius, this recording by Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset, with Sandrine Piau, Amanda Forsythe and Teresa Iervolino, shows the dramatic intensity of which he was already capable at the age of just fifteen and the influence of his early experiences with opera.

Savoy Brown - Taking the Blues Back Home Savoy Brown Live in America (2020)

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Savoy Brown - Taking the Blues Back Home Savoy Brown Live in America (2020)

Savoy Brown - Taking the Blues Back Home Savoy Brown Live in America (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:06:13 | 1,1 Gb
Genre: Blues Rock / Label: Indigo Records

Part of the late-'60s blues-rock movement, Britain's Savoy Brown never achieved as much success in their homeland as they did in America, where they promoted their albums with nonstop touring. The band was formed and led by guitarist Kim Simmonds, whose dominating personality led to myriad personnel changes; the original lineup included singer Bryce Portius, keyboardist Bob Hall, guitarist Martin Stone, bassist Ray Chappell, and drummer Leo Manning.

Marie Magistry - La bergère (2020)

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Marie Magistry - La bergère (2020)

Marie Magistry - La bergère (2020)
FLAC tracks | 64:32 | 218 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ATMA Classique

With her debut recording, La bergère, soprano Marie Magistry evokes the charm of the 17th century French air de cour. Pastoral in mood, these airs were set to poetry that was gallant, elegiac, plaintive, spiritual, or gently erotic. Accompanied by Sylvain Bergeron on the archlute, along with some of the finest baroque musicians in Montreal, Magistry feels an affinity for this music., ""The court aria is one of my first loves! We met during my McGill University years and it was love at first sight. Renowned for her musical intelligence and refined artistry, soprano Marie Magistry has earned a solid reputation as a sought-after performer on the Canadian music scene.

Peggy Lee - Ultimate Christmas (2020)

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Peggy Lee - Ultimate Christmas (2020)

Peggy Lee - Ultimate Christmas (2020)
FLAC tracks | 52:14 | 295 Mb
Genre: Christmas and Holiday, Easy Listening, Jazz / Label: CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)

What's left of Peggy Lee ? One of the greatest jazz singers in history is best known through the countless covers of her version of " Fever ", the title of which she adapted only the lyrics. Peggy Lee is much more than that, Singer, author and actress, she knows a career that spans sixty years, with intense musical activity during thirty of them. Jazz, but also pop, a glamorous blonde, Peggy Lee has dazzled since "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place", her first number one in 1942. Peggy Lee continued to perform in the nineties, before dying on January 21, 2002 of complications related to diabetes.

London Chamber Orchestra & Christopher Warren-Green - LCO Live: Vaughan Williams, Suk, Dvořák (2020)

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London Chamber Orchestra & Christopher Warren-Green - LCO Live: Vaughan Williams, Suk, Dvořák (2020)

London Chamber Orchestra & Christopher Warren-Green - LCO Live: Vaughan Williams, Suk, Dvořák (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:11:11 | 289 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Signum Classics

This release by the London Chamber Orchestra marks the start of the build up to the orchestras 100th anniversary year. Featuring three sublime recordings of pieces for strings, this is a nod to the fact that the orchestra truly are one of the best in the country.When you go to an LCO concert, you do not just go to listen to a concert, you go to experience a performance. This live recording from Cadogan Hall, in June of 2019 is no exception. Christopher Warren-Green and the orchestra capture the quintessential ‘Englishness’ of Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis perfectly. They then explore the emotional Serenade for Strings of both Josef Suk and Antonín Dvořák, examining the similarities between the pieces.

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Johann Sebastian Bach: Motets (2020)

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Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Johann Sebastian Bach: Motets (2020)

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Johann Sebastian Bach: Motets (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:22:07 | 368 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: harmonia mundi

Much as, for many listeners, the mere fact that this new Bach motets recording is from Raphaël Pichon and Pygmalion will be reason enough to give it a spin, there's actually an even more noteworthy draw to this particular programme: that interspersed between the six Bach motets are three sixteenth century masterpieces drawn from the Florilegium Portense, a collection of almost 365 choral works from 58 leading sixteenth century Italian and German composers which was first published in 1618, and which in Bach's day was on the shelves of most central German choir schools – regularly used within the services, and a constant source of compositional inspiration too. What's more, the relationship with Bach himself is proven, because as Leipzig kantor he purchased new copies of the collection both in 1729 and 1737; and if you narrow in on Bach's handful of motets then the link deepens, because while the composition of his hundreds of cantatas was dictated by the liturgical calendar and often involved working with a librettist, his motets were composed under no such strictures, leaving him genuinely at liberty to draw on the Florilegium Portense in whichever way he fancied.

Ottavio Dantone - Vivaldi: Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) (2020)

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Ottavio Dantone - Vivaldi: Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) (2020)

Ottavio Dantone - Vivaldi: Il Tamerlano (Il Bajazet) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:35:08 | 699 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: naïve classique

Thanks to this tenth recording by Accademia Bizantina in the central core of the Vivaldi Edition, Il Tamerlano can now take its justly earned place in the Vivaldi catalogue, helping to renew the name and reputation of Timur, the Tartar emperor whose memory was later overshadowed by the Ottoman sultan. Vivaldi's opera was first performed during the Venice Carnival of 1735, and resurrected in 2005 under the title Bajazet. Here, under the musical direction of Ottavio Dantone, we have a sextet of dramatically engaged virtuoso soloists, and an orchestra that is perfectly aware of Vivaldi's musical dialectic.

Slade - Cum On Feel the Hitz: The Best of Slade (2020)

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Slade - Cum On Feel the Hitz: The Best of Slade (2020)

Slade - Cum On Feel the Hitz: The Best of Slade (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:37:21 | 1,1 Gb
Genre: Classic Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock / Label: BMG Rights Management

Cum On Feel The Hitz is a superlative and comprehensive collection of Slade singles from 1970 to 1991. Cum On Feel The Hitz is released as a double CD and a 2LP collection: the CD comprises of 43 singles, while the double vinyl features 24 singles.Cum On Feel The Hitz includes all six of their UK Number one singles: "Coz I Luv You”, “Take Me Bak ‘Ome”, ”Mama Weer All Crazee Now”, “Cum On Feel The Noize”, “Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me“ and “Merry Xmas Everybody” and a total of 16 Top 10 singles.The affection for Slade’s music and attitude remains undimmed today, as 1973’s “Merry Christmas Everybody” has gone on to become Britain’s best loved Christmas song.