Robert Cray - That's What I Heard (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Robert Cray - That's What I Heard (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Robert Cray - That's What I Heard (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:54 minutes | 1.06 GB
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Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. His latest album, "That's What I Heard", was recorded at the iconic Capitol Records studios and produced by Steve Jordan (Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Keith Richards, Boz Scaggs). The music is a varied sonic blend of blues, soul, boogaloo and gospel. Guest artists include Ray Parker Jr and Steve Perry.

Loris Barrucand & Clément Geoffroy - Rebel & Boismortier: Les caractères d'Ulysse. Suites pour deux clavecins (2020) [24/96]

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Loris Barrucand & Clément Geoffroy - Rebel & Boismortier: Les caractères d'Ulysse. Suites pour deux clavecins (2020) [24/96]

Loris Barrucand & Clément Geoffroy - Rebel & Boismortier: Les caractères d'Ulysse. Suites pour deux clavecins (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:45 minutes | 1.62 GB
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The discovery of Rebel’s (1666-1747) Dance Symphonies, a genre mixing dance and pantomime in which the narration is delivered by the dancer alone, was a defining moment in the passion of harpsichordist duo Loris Barrucand and Clément Geoffroy. Rebel, the author of a single Lyric Tragedy, Ulysse (1703), and Elémens (1737) a suite of symphonies famed for its initial Chaos, was first and foremost a composer of symphonies that were made to be danced. Among them is Les Caractères de la Danse (1715), an uninterrupted succession of fourteen dances that enjoyed a dazzling success. Remaining faithful to his time, Rebel intended for them to be played “like a piece on the harpsichord”.

Shai Wosner - Schubert: Piano Sonatas (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Shai Wosner - Schubert: Piano Sonatas (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Shai Wosner - Schubert: Piano Sonatas (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 147:53 minutes | 2.15 GB
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Following on his critically acclaimed disc of Brahms and Schoenberg, Shai Wosner s second release for Onyx focuses on the music of Franz Schubert. Here he plays a selection of music including the composer s two late sonatas in fabulous performances that are sure to enhance his rising-star status. These works are in many ways polar opposites. Written in 1825, a year when the composer s health was robust and his finances in good order, the powerful, unfinished sonata D840 is monumental, stark and monolithic. The sonata D850, written at a time in the composer s life when he was broke, lonely and fighting with his publishers, is remarkable for its sunny disposition. This late masterwork was one of the few sonatas Schubert was able to publish during his lifetime and it brought him a very welcome payday of 300 florins.

Fanny Robilliard - Brahms, Schumann (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Fanny Robilliard - Brahms, Schumann (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Paloma Kouider & Fanny Robilliard - Brahms, Schumann (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:17 minutes | 1.05 GB
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From Brahms to Dietrich, violinist Fanny Robilliard and pianist Paloma Kouider conjure up the ghosts of the Schumanns’ destiny. The programme explores the works that left their mark on their existence, from the F-A-E Sonata to Brahms’ second Violin Sonata.

Naomi Berrill - Berrill: Suite Dreams (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Naomi Berrill - Berrill: Suite Dreams (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Naomi Berrill - Berrill: Suite Dreams (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:55 minutes | 813 MB
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Suite Dreams is the new recording project by Naomi Berrill produced in collaboration with Casa Musicale Sonzogno and published by Warner.

Reinhard Goebel - Beethoven's World - Reicha, Romberg: Concertos for Two Cellos (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Reinhard Goebel - Beethoven's World - Reicha, Romberg: Concertos for Two Cellos (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Reinhard Goebel - Beethoven's World - Reicha, Romberg: Concertos for Two Cellos (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 65:29 minutes | 668 MB
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Bereits das erste Album von Reinhard Goebels Aufnahmeprojekt "Beethovens Welt" mit Violinkonzerten von Franz Clement (1780-1842) erhielt große Beachtung und exzellente Rezensionen weltweit. Die Welt am Sonntag widmete dem Komponisten sogar zwei Seiten als herausragende Entdeckung und urteilte abschließend: "Wenn die Entdeckung Beethoven-Zeitgenossen, die sich gerade Goebel fürs Beethoven-Jahr auf die Fahnen geschrieben hat, so weitergeht, wird es ein feines Jahr."

Silje Nergaard - Silje Nergaard (30th Anniversary) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Silje Nergaard - Silje Nergaard (30th Anniversary) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Silje Nergaard - Silje Nergaard (30th Anniversary) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 126:28 minutes | 1.37 GB
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Zum 30-jährigen Jubiläum ihrer Karriere veröffentlicht die mehrfach ausgezeichnete norwegische Jazzsängerin Silje Nergaard ein einzigartiges Doppelalbum mit neuen Songs sowie noch nie gehörten Akustikversionen ihrer größten Hits!

James Taylor - James Taylor's Greatest Hits (2019 Remaster) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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James Taylor - James Taylor's Greatest Hits (2019 Remaster) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

James Taylor - James Taylor's Greatest Hits (2019 Remaster) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:35 minutes | 1.42 GB
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Newly remastered (2019): Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American singer-songwriter James Taylor. Originally released in November 1976, it is the best-selling album of his career and one of the best-selling albums of all time, having sold over 11 Million copies. It features redone versions of "Carolina in My Mind" and "Something in the Way She Moves", both of which had been previously included on Taylor's self-titled debut album in 1968. This new release contains a brand new remaster of the classic album, with the remastering process being overseen by Peter Asher.

Nils Frahm - Empty (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Nils Frahm - Empty (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Nils Frahm - Empty (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 35:44 minutes | 308 MB
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To mark this year’s 88th day and as an acknowledgement to these unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in, Piano Day founder, pianist and producer Nils Frahm releases a collection of eight solo piano pieces titled Empty out now.

Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music & Stephen Cleobury - Bach: St. Matthew Passion (2020) [24/96]

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Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music & Stephen Cleobury - Bach: St. Matthew Passion (2020) [24/96]

Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music & Stephen Cleobury - Bach: St. Matthew Passion (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 163:02 minutes | 2.90 GB
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Recorded before Sir Stephen Cleobury’s untimely passing in November 2019, King’s College presents a new account of one of the greatest masterpieces in sacred music, Bach’s St Matthew Passion. For this recording Cleobury led the King’s Choir and the Academy of Ancient Music alongside some of the most outstanding British singers performing today, headed by one of the finest Evangelists of our time, James Gilchrist. The album is accompanied by a booklet with over 60 pages of texts and photographs, including a full translation by Michael Marissen and a specially-commissioned essay by John Butt.

Mathieu Gaudet - Schubert: The Complete Sonatas and Major Piano Works, Volume 2 - Late Inspirations (2020) [24/96]

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Mathieu Gaudet - Schubert: The Complete Sonatas and Major Piano Works, Volume 2 - Late Inspirations (2020) [24/96]

Mathieu Gaudet - Schubert: The Complete Sonatas and Major Piano Works, Volume 2 - Late Inspirations (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:49 minutes | 998 MB
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Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) composed his Sonata No. 3 in E Major, D. 459 in 1816, published posthumously under the title Fünf Clavierstücke (sic) (Five Piano Pieces) in 1843, when brief character pieces were far more lucrative than lengthy sonatas. Cohesive, optimistic and bright, it constitutes Schubert’s first major piano work, since his first two sonatas remained unfinished. The composer was only 19 years old when he completed it.

Ashley Solomon - Ashley Solomon: The Spohr Collection (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Ashley Solomon - Ashley Solomon: The Spohr Collection (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Ashley Solomon - Ashley Solomon: The Spohr Collection (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 69:33 minutes | 2.16 GB
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In 2002 Florilegium became involved with Bolivian Baroque and since 2003 Ashley has been training vocalists and instrumentalists there. Initially solo singers, he formed Arakaen – dar Bolivia Choir in 2005. In 2008 Ashley was the first European to receive the prestigious Bolivian Hans Roth Prize, given to him in recognition of the enormous assistance he has given to the Bolivian indigenous people, their presence on the international stage and the promotion and preservation of this music.

Le Banquet Céleste, Damien Guillon - Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Le Banquet Céleste, Damien Guillon - Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Le Banquet Céleste, Damien Guillon - Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:20 minutes | 1.55 GB
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A composer who led a dissolute life and ended up stabbed to death in Genoa, Stradella nevertheless left a distinctive stamp on the history of music. He is situated at the intersection of several stylistic paths and periods, at the crossroads between opera and sacred drama, since his output, and especially San Giovanni Battista, marks the encounter of the great Roman oratorio inherited from Carissimi with the Venetian opera of Cavalli. Stradella is also close to the next generation, that of Scarlatti and Handel. His music is characterised by liveliness, expressiveness and profound humanity. Although San Giovanni Battista enjoyed genuine success when it was premiered in 1675, it was only in 1949 that the work was exhumed from the libraries where its score lay slumbering. That event took place in Perugia, and the role of Salome was sung by Maria Callas.

London Brass, Rumon Gamba - Music of the Angels (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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London Brass, Rumon Gamba - Music of the Angels (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Brass, Rumon Gamba - Music of the Angels (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:13 minutes | 1.06 GB
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Edward Gregson began composing from a very early age, and his extensive output covers a wide range of musical sound-worlds. Music for film, television, and theatre sits alongside choral pieces and works for full orchestra. Having played in a brass band as a teenager, he has shown a special affinity in his compositions for brass throughout his career – both for brass band and for symphonic brass, which we celebrate with this new album. His seminal Quintet for Brass, Three Dance Episodes, and Aria for Philip mark his connection to the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.

Giovani Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Vivaldi: Concerti per flauto (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Giovani Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Vivaldi: Concerti per flauto (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Giovani Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico - Vivaldi: Concerti per flauto (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:35 minutes | 1.16 GB
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Giovanni Antonini, virtuoso flautist and orchestral conductor, is the founder of the Italian ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, which burst on the baroque musical scene in 1985; together they have amassed an impressive discography. Partnered by Alpha Classics, they have launched a complete recording of the 107 symphonies by Joseph Haydn, in anticipation of the 300th anniversary of his birth in 2032. Il Giardino Armonico is celebrating a composer with whose music he made his name: Antonio Vivaldi. With Antonini as soloist in a programme of his own devising recorded between 2011 and 2017, a generous bouquet of concertos "per flauto" : RV 433 (‘La Tempesta di Mare’), plus the Concertos RV 441, 442, 443, 444, and 445, and an amazing version of Cum dederit, a solo from Nisi Dominus RV 608, for the chalumeau, the predecessor to the modern-day clarinet.