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Bremer Barockorchester & Néstor Fabián Cortés Garzón - Bach to the Roots! (2020)

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Bremer Barockorchester & Néstor Fabián Cortés Garzón - Bach to the Roots! (2020)

Bremer Barockorchester & Néstor Fabián Cortés Garzón - Bach to the Roots! (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:07:44 | 379 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: arcantus Musikproduktion

On its first Album, The Orchestra, under the direction of Néstor Fabián Cortés Garzon, presents its view of three works by one of the most appreciated composers in music history: Johann Sebastian Bach.

VA - Spiritual Jazz 11: SteepleChase (2020)

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VA - Spiritual Jazz 11: SteepleChase (2020)

VA - Spiritual Jazz 11: SteepleChase (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:24:58 | 515 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Jazzman Records

Founded in 1972, SteepleChase Records is one of the most significant and prolific European jazz record labels. With a catalogue running to well over 200 titles, the Copenhagen-based imprint has recorded and released music from some of the greatest names in jazz, including Dexter Gordon, Andrew Hill, Jackie McLean, Horace Parlan, Chet Baker and Stan Getz.
Starting out by recording visiting Americans when they performed at the legendary Café Montmartre, founder Nils Winther was encouraged to start the label by none other than the great Jackie McLean, who was the first artist to release a record on the new imprint.From there, Steeplechase rapidly grew into one of the foremost labels to document European jazz with all its distinctive originality and style. With a particular emphasis on recording front rank American artists who had chosen the expatriate life in Europe, Steeplechase was first in line to document the sounds of the greats as they developed in exile.Featuring in-demand tracks from the likes of Billy Gault, Johnny Dyani and Khan Jamal, and unearthing deep cuts from greats like Jackie McLean and Mary Lou Williams, our Spiritual Jazz 11: Steeplechase pays tribute to one of Europe's most important jazz labels.

Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)

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Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)

Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Celtic, Neo-Classical, New Age, Ambient | Label: Hearts O' Space | # 11063-2 | 00:43:59

Written and recorded by brothers Mychael & Jeff Danna between their other scoring projects, A Celtic Tale is the soundtrack to an imaginary film of the Irish legend of Deirdre. Both the album and the legend reflect many aspects of love and sorrow. The Danna brothers mix Celtic folk, symphonic, and ambient music into a distinctive and fitting setting for Deirdre's star-crossed story. Though she is betrothed to a king, Deirdre finds her true love; she and her lover are exiled. When they try to return to their land, Deirdre's lover is killed, and she is imprisoned by the king she was to marry. Love and war blend in Deirdre's story; similarly, the music combines authentic Celtic instruments such as fiddle, tin whistle, flute, uilleann and highland pipes, and wire-strung harp with orchestral power and electronic atmospherics. Both listenable and powerful, A Celtic Tale showcases the Dannas' skill for creating emotionally accessible, technically beautiful music.

Ensemble Colorito - Affetti musicali - Venetian Music of the Seicento (2020)

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Ensemble Colorito - Affetti musicali - Venetian Music of the Seicento (2020)

Ensemble Colorito - Affetti musicali - Venetian Music of the Seicento (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:09:32 | 376 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Coviello Classics

It was a particularly innovative period: the telescope, the pendulum clock and Newton’s laws of gravity are just a few examples of the developments and discoveries of the 17th century. No wonder that music also experienced many innovations.

Ursula Dütschler - Dussek: Complete Piano Sonatas Vol. 8 Sonatinas (2020)

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Ursula Dütschler - Dussek: Complete Piano Sonatas Vol. 8 Sonatinas (2020)

Ursula Dütschler - Dussek: Complete Piano Sonatas Vol. 8 Sonatinas (2020)
FLAC tracks | 76:52 | 293 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

Comparatively few listeners even today know how much Dussek did toward developing the technical resources of the piano. The contemporary of Mozart, and a great pianist in his own right, he composed more than fifty Sonatas, twelve Concertos and many smaller pieces responding to the tastes of his audiences and publishers for smaller and lighter pieces such as variations on popular themes.The Sonatinas gathered here were composed primarily for instruction: simple and conventional in style, smaller in technical and emotional range, as well as shorter in length than his sonatas. Yet Dussek was a great melodist and, even when trivial, he never ceases to be graceful and pleasing. Dussek was resident in London throughout the 1790s and published there a good proportion of his prophetically Romantic sonatas and shorter pieces such as these sonatinas, which appeared in print in 1793 (Op.20) and 1794 (Op.34).

Manuel Tomadin - Bertoldo & Borgo: Complete Organ Music (2020)

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Manuel Tomadin - Bertoldo & Borgo: Complete Organ Music (2020)

Manuel Tomadin - Bertoldo & Borgo: Complete Organ Music (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:18:52 | 347 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

Among the most popular of pianistic genres now, boasting virtuoso showpieces from Bach to Prokfiev, the keyboard toccata first appeared in print in 1591, within this collection of work by Sperindio Bertoldo. Sadly the collection only appeared posthumously, for Bertoldo died around 1570, at the age of 40 or so, at the height of an illustrious if eventful career. He had become organist of Padua Cathedral in his early 20s, but in 1567 he was suspended for insubordination. Having evidently shown appropriate contrition, he was reinstated, and remained in post until his death, having at that stage published only books of madrigals.

Philippe Bianconi - Debussy: Etudes, Martyre de saint Sébastien (2020)

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Philippe Bianconi - Debussy: Etudes, Martyre de saint Sébastien (2020)

Philippe Bianconi - Debussy: Etudes, Martyre de saint Sébastien (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:11:17 | 174 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: La Dolce Volta

Philippe Bianconi offre de ces pages tardives mais essentielles une lecture claire et limpide, servie par une énergie remarquable. Au-delà de leur défi technique redoutable, voire expérimental, les Etudes — dédiées à Chopin, que Debussy vénérait —, se révèlent sous ses doigts, poésie, rythme et couleur. En complément de programme, les deux pièces ultimes de son œuvre, ainsi que celles de la suite tirée du Martyre de saint Sébastien, montrent un visage différent de Debussy, spirituel, dépouillé et poignant.

Thomas Bloch, Tamara Stefanovich, Alexander Soddy, Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim - Messiaen: Turangalîla-symphonie, I/29

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Thomas Bloch, Tamara Stefanovich, Alexander Soddy, Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim - Messiaen: Turangalîla-symphonie, I/29

Thomas Bloch, Tamara Stefanovich, Alexander Soddy, Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim - Messiaen: Turangalîla-symphonie, I/29
FLAC tracks | 01:18:23 | 375 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Oehms Classics

Am Anfang war das Wort: Olivier Messiaen, Kind einer Familie von Poeten, entfaltet die tausend Schichten dieser Symphonie, die keine ist, aus einem Wort, das keiner kennt: Turangalila.Das Sanskritwort Turangalîla bedeutet grob übersetzt Dynamik und Vitalität. Olivier Messiaen, ein Experte für indische Rhythmen, gab seinem gigantischen Werk diesen Titel und taufte es »Hymne an die Freude«. Das Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim und sein Generalmusikdirektor Alexander Soddy schwelgen im Überschwang des Werkes, mit einem Ensemble von über 100 Musikern, zu dem die Turangalîla-Spezialisten Tamara Stefanovich (Klavier) und Thomas Bloch (Ondes Martenot) gehören. Mit seinen verrückten Tempi, Rhythmen und Tonalitäten ist Messiaens Liebeslied ein dionysischer Klangrausch, der seinesgleichen sucht.

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra & Peter Breiner - Peter Breiner: Slovak Dances, Naughty & Sad (2020)

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Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra & Peter Breiner - Peter Breiner: Slovak Dances, Naughty & Sad (2020)

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra & Peter Breiner - Peter Breiner: Slovak Dances, Naughty & Sad (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:38:59 | 521 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

Peter Breiner is one of the world’s most performed composer/arrangers, with a boundless musicality that has led him to create fusions of music from a variety of genres. Drawing on traditions established by Brahms and Dvořák and showcasing leading folk music soloists, his Slovak Dances are an exuberant and kaleidoscopic monument rooted in Slovak musical folklore. It comprises 16 symphonic fantasias on songs that evoke varying emotions with an autobiographical element that follows Breiner’s life from his origins in Humenné and Košice to New York.

The Puppini Sisters - Betcha Bottom Dollar (2007)

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The Puppini Sisters - Betcha Bottom Dollar (2007)

The Puppini Sisters - Betcha Bottom Dollar (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Pop, Easy Listening | Verve #B0008409-02

Betcha Bottom Dollar is the debut studio album by the close harmony trio The Puppini Sisters, released through Universal Classics and Jazz on 31 July 2006 in the United Kingdom. It was produced by Canadian composer Benoît Charest, whose music for the 2003 film The Triplets of Belleville inspired Marcella Puppini to form the group. Puppini and fellow band members, Kate Mullins and Stephanie O'Brien, arranged the songs on the album themselves. Betcha Bottom Dollar received mixed reviews from critics. It debuted at number 17 on the UK Albums Chart and became the fastest selling debut by a jazz artist.

Wilde Roses - Woven (2020)

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Wilde Roses - Woven (2020)

Wilde Roses - Woven (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:59:55 | 300 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: RUBICON

On Woven, the ensemble Wilde Roses twines together anonymous music from the British medieval and renaissance eras with early works pulled from the folk tradition. This music was the fabric of society, created from handed down music and woven into early counterpoint, like thread across the warp of a medieval weaver. Traveling from the 1100s to the end of the 1600s, and from the reign of King Henry I to Charles II, this program is a wonderful musical time machine.

El Malagueño, Marco Socías, Javier Perianes, Alexandre Tharaud, Philippe Bernold - Picasso and Music (2020)

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El Malagueño, Marco Socías, Javier Perianes, Alexandre Tharaud, Philippe Bernold - Picasso and Music (2020)

El Malagueño, Marco Socías, Javier Perianes, Alexandre Tharaud, Philippe Bernold - Picasso and Music (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:59:46 | 429 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: harmonia mundi

En écho à l’exposition inaugurée en avril 2020 par le Musée de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris, harmonia mundi vous invite à découvrir un autre Picasso : le mélomane ! Celui qui s’est nourri de musique tout au long de sa vie d’artiste. De la culture populaire à l’avant-garde en passant par l’art de la scène, ce prolongement sonore questionne l’univers musical du peintre et révèle ses amitiés avec les plus illustres compositeurs de son temps – Debussy, Satie, Falla, Stravinsky, Poulenc, Milhaud, rien de moins !

Lina Johnson & Arnfinn Tobiassen - A Quiet Beauty - Works by Kvandal (2020)

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Lina Johnson & Arnfinn Tobiassen - A Quiet Beauty - Works by Kvandal (2020)

Lina Johnson & Arnfinn Tobiassen - A Quiet Beauty - Works by Kvandal (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:57:55 | 227 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Lawo

There was a time in Norway when the position of organist was one of the most natural points of departure for a career as a professional musician. If one was interested in composing or writing texts about music, the post of church musician was a secure profession. Edvard Grieg had plans to become an organist while he was betrothed to his Nina in the 1860s. Church composers such as Knut Nystedt, Conrad Baden and Egil Hovland were organists, but also Klaus Egge and Edvard Fliflet Bræin received a comparable education. Arne Nordheim studied to be a church musician at the same time as Johan Kvandal, who graduated in 1951. Nordheim’s path led away from the organ gallery, but Kvandal found his place there, in Vålerengen Church in Oslo from 1959–1974. Although he was also a music critic, and a highly respected one for the newspapers Morgenposten and Aftenposten, he held on to his post as church musician.

Howard Wall - Music for One Horn (2020)

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Howard Wall - Music for One Horn (2020)

Howard Wall - Music for One Horn (2020)
FLAC tracks | 70:12 | 207 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Affetto

A longtime member of two of the world’s most renowned orchestras – The New York Philharmonic and The Philadelphia Orchestra, hornist Howard Wall also performs and records with the All-Star Orchestra, and is an avid chamber music proponent. Among the 22 tracks in his solo album “Music for One Horn”, 16 are world-premiere recordings. This is a kaleidoscopic collection of eclectic styles and genres ranging from Charles Koechlin’s refined impressionism and Elliott Carter’s sophisticated modernism, to Phillip Ramey’s Bartokian reflections, Astor Piazzolla’s melancholic tango mood, Elizabeth Raum’s idiomatic virtuosity, Pascal Proust’s exalted dance rhythms, the poetic inspirations of Georges Barboteu, the otherworldly mysticism of Alice Gomez, the profound emotion of Lev Kogan’s Kaddish prayer, the stunning beauty and unique rhythms of Bulgarian folk music and Venezuelan joropo.

Hannes Minnaar - Nox (2020)

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Hannes Minnaar - Nox (2020)

Hannes Minnaar - Nox (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:12:51 | 188 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Challenge Classics

"Nox", the Latin word for "night". In the world of art, the night of Schumann's Nachtstücke, Robert Zuidam's Nox and Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit creaks open its doors like a haunted castle for romantic poets and composers. Night-time visions became the foundations of a pre-Freudian subconscious in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Some of the great writers discovered their dreams and anxieties, seeing themselves and the magic of imagination in the mirror of fantasy.