Sergei Rachmaninoff - The Complete Recordings (1992) (10CD Box Set)

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Sergei Rachmaninoff - The Complete Recordings (1992) (10CD Box Set)

Sergei Rachmaninoff - The Complete Recordings (1992) (10CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 1.29 Gb | Artwork, d.booklet | 00:10:41:20 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 1.5 Gb
Classical, Romantic | Label: RCA Victor ‎- 09026-61265-2

This 10-CD set wowed audiences when it first appeared in 1992, and with good reason – although music scholars and classical record collectors were well aware of it, the general classical audience of the late twentieth century likely had no inkling of how extensively Rachmaninov had recorded and otherwise preserved aspects of his playing and performances (in addition to his actual recordings, there were also the piano rolls that he did for the American Piano Company, which are a matter separate from this collection, and transcribed and released by Decca/London Records on CD).

Sébastien Lovato - For Virginia (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

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Sébastien Lovato - For Virginia (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Sébastien Lovato - For Virginia (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 55:06 | 1.12 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

“For Virginia”, the new album by pianist and composer Sébastien Lovato, is inspired by one of the most singular feathers of English literature: Virginia Woolf. To stage and sublimate this dreamlike universe, the composer gathered around him an original and flawless casting.

Gustav Leonhardt - Antoine Forqueray: The Bliss And Pain Of Baroque (2019)

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Gustav Leonhardt - Antoine Forqueray: The Bliss And Pain Of Baroque (2019)

Gustav Leonhardt - Antoine Forqueray: The Bliss And Pain Of Baroque (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 404 mb | Front cover | 1:02:28 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 153 mb
Classical | Label: FaSol Digital

Though participants in the "authentic performance practice" movement might insist otherwise, the search for the old is really a search for the new. This statement certainly captures the spirit that Dutch keyboardist Gustav Leonhardt brought to his early music performances in the 1950s. His style was characterized not by a rigorous observance of rules, but by the intuitive, almost spiritual connection it tried to establish with the music – a kind of authenticity that sought validation not so much from a rigorously academic accuracy (though Leonhardt is by no means historically careless) as from its having an "authentic" effect on the listener.

Eileen Farrell - Eileen Farrell Sings French and Italian Songs (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Eileen Farrell - Eileen Farrell Sings French and Italian Songs (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eileen Farrell - Eileen Farrell Sings French and Italian Songs (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 43:22 | 982 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

Eileen Farrell was an American soprano who had a nearly 60-year-long career performing both classical and popular music in concerts, theatres, on radio and television, and on disc. NPR noted, "She possessed one of the largest and most radiant operatic voices of the 20th century." While she was active as an opera singer, her concert engagements far outnumbered her theatrical appearances. Her career was mainly based in the United States, although she did perform internationally.

Eileen Farrell - Eileen Farrell as Medea (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Eileen Farrell - Eileen Farrell as Medea (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eileen Farrell - Eileen Farrell as Medea (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 51:18 | 1.15 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

Eileen Farrell was an American soprano who had a nearly 60-year-long career performing both classical and popular music in concerts, theatres, on radio and television, and on disc. NPR noted, "She possessed one of the largest and most radiant operatic voices of the 20th century." While she was active as an opera singer, her concert engagements far outnumbered her theatrical appearances. Her career was mainly based in the United States, although she did perform internationally.

Eileen Farrell - Together with Love (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Eileen Farrell - Together with Love (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eileen Farrell - Together with Love (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz |42:47 | 1016 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

Eileen Farrell was an American soprano who had a nearly 60-year-long career performing both classical and popular music in concerts, theatres, on radio and television, and on disc. NPR noted, "She possessed one of the largest and most radiant operatic voices of the 20th century." While she was active as an opera singer, her concert engagements far outnumbered her theatrical appearances. Her career was mainly based in the United States, although she did perform internationally.

Eileen Farrell - I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Eileen Farrell - I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eileen Farrell - I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:00:15 | 1.1 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

Eileen Farrell was an American soprano who had a nearly 60-year-long career performing both classical and popular music in concerts, theatres, on radio and television, and on disc. NPR noted, "She possessed one of the largest and most radiant operatic voices of the 20th century." While she was active as an opera singer, her concert engagements far outnumbered her theatrical appearances. Her career was mainly based in the United States, although she did perform internationally.

Eileen Farrell - Here I Go Again (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Eileen Farrell - Here I Go Again (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]


FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 41:40 | 973 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

Eileen Farrell was an American soprano who had a nearly 60-year-long career performing both classical and popular music in concerts, theatres, on radio and television, and on disc. NPR noted, "She possessed one of the largest and most radiant operatic voices of the 20th century." While she was active as an opera singer, her concert engagements far outnumbered her theatrical appearances. Her career was mainly based in the United States, although she did perform internationally.

Eileen Farrell - An Eileen Farrell Song Recital (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Eileen Farrell - An Eileen Farrell Song Recital (Remastered) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eileen Farrell - An Eileen Farrell Song Recital (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 50:08 | 1.14 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

Eileen Farrell was an American soprano who had a nearly 60-year-long career performing both classical and popular music in concerts, theatres, on radio and television, and on disc. NPR noted, "She possessed one of the largest and most radiant operatic voices of the 20th century." While she was active as an opera singer, her concert engagements far outnumbered her theatrical appearances. Her career was mainly based in the United States, although she did perform internationally.

Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky - The Complete Symphonies (2017) [Official Digital Download]

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Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky - The Complete Symphonies (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky - The Complete Symphonies (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44, 48, 96 kHz | 6:05:31 | 4.17 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover, d.booklet

This 7 CD box set features the first complete cycle of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies recorded by Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, including symphonies previously released on the LPO’s label and new recordings of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3, Francesca da Rimini and Serenade for Strings.

Behzod Abduraimov, Concertgebouworkest, Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 (2020) [24/48]

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Behzod Abduraimov, Concertgebouworkest, Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 (2020) [24/48]

Behzod Abduraimov, Concertgebouworkest, Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 45:33 | 430 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover, d.booklet

Serge Rachmaninoff himself played his Third Piano Concerto in 1911 in the Netherlands with the Concertgebouworkest and Willem Mengelberg. He noted at the time: "The musicians thought it was beautiful, but the audience and the critics did not." In the end, pianist Vladimir Horowitz was able to inspire the audience for the work, and today 'Rach 3' is considered to be one of the warhorses in the repertoire. With this notoriously difficult concerto the young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov made his dazzling Concertgebouworkest debut under the direction of Valery Gergiev.

Wolfgang Sawallisch - Schumann: The Four Symphonies, Ouverture, Scherzo & Finale (2005) [24-96]

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Wolfgang Sawallisch - Schumann: The Four Symphonies, Ouverture, Scherzo & Finale (2005) [24-96]

Wolfgang Sawallisch, Staatskapelle Dresden ‎- Schumann: The Four Symphonies, Ouverture, Scherzo & Finale (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 2:28:01 | 3.09 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

Since their release in 1972, these recordings have been highly regarded for their transparent orchestral textures, thus overcoming the frequent criticism that Schumann's orchestration of these symphonies was clumsily dense. The performances are superb. Sawallisch has a mastery of orchestral dynamics which is crucial to successfully performing these works. Much of Schumann's musical vocabulary and emotional expressiveness in these four symphonies is due to the extreme and unexpected transformations in their dynamics, especially in his symphonies nos. 2 and 3.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - R. Strauss: Le bourgeois gentilhomme Suite & Ariadne auf Naxos, Symphony-suite (2017) [24-96]

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - R. Strauss: Le bourgeois gentilhomme Suite & Ariadne auf Naxos, Symphony-suite (2017) [24-96]

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - R. Strauss: Le bourgeois gentilhomme Suite & Ariadne auf Naxos, Symphony-suite (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:15:31 | 1.38 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover, d.booklet

Richard Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme suite was one of his own favourite scores, an absolute jewel of incidental music that combines the composer’s romanticism with his love of the Baroque music of Jean-Baptiste Lully. D. Wilson Ochoa has created a new symphonic orchestral suite from Strauss’ opulent Ariadne auf Naxos, enabling the orchestra to revel in music of extreme beauty and sensuous luxury, studded with gorgeous instrumental solos and the composer’s incomparable blend of poignancy, humour and melodic richness.

VA - Dictionary of Medieval & Renaissance Instruments (2015)

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VA - Dictionary of Medieval & Renaissance Instruments (2015)

VA - Dictionary of Medieval & Renaissance Instruments (2015)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover, d.booklet | 630 mb | 2:18:47 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 381 mb
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Cantus Records

With this special edition for the English-speaking countries (2 CDs & 100 pages booklet, in two different editions: Spanish or English), Cantus tries to fill an important gap. Given that our most important aim is the diffusion of early music through recordings of the highest musical quality, presented with booklets containing the best possible essays (informative, accessible, readable, updated), we felt that preparing this dictionary (or guide) on the most important instruments used during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance could be useful and important.

Horne Electric Band - Horne Electric Band (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Horne Electric Band - Horne Electric Band (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Horne Electric Band - Horne Electric Band (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 45:55 | 540 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

With a whimsical grin and a contagious beat, the Horne Electric Band brings horn driven electro-funk to the stage. On the cusp of their debut record, the HEB has long tantalized audiences with dozens of shows in New York. They've been featured on BRIC TV and at Blue Note NYC among other places, and can be caught out after curfew regularly at The 55 Bar in the West Village. With vigorous trumpet sparkles, luscious saxophone dances and otherworldly electronic adventures over potent grooves, the groups' spirit and energy is nothing short of infectious.