Luka Sulic - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Luka Sulic - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Luka Sulic - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 38:16 | 451 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, d.booklet

Internationally renowned cellist, Luka Šulić returns to his core classical roots with his recording of Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece The Four Seasons. Recorded at the Forum Music Village studios in Rome, Italy – the former home of Ennio Morricone and currently celebrating its 50th year in operation – and joined by Archi dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia with conductor Luigi Piovano, Šulić’s solo debut is notable because it is one of the first times these celebrated concertos have ever been recorded in full on the cello.

Dmitry Sinkovsky, Il Pomo d’Oro - Virtuosissimo (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

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Dmitry Sinkovsky, Il Pomo d’Oro - Virtuosissimo (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Dmitry Sinkovsky, Il Pomo d’Oro - Virtuosissimo (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 1:17:26 | 1.46 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, d.booklet

‘virtuosissimo’ is a photograph of an influential moment in music history. With this new album, Dmitry Sinkovsky - a dazzlingly multi-talented artist, a brilliant violinist, countertenor, conductor -goes beyond Vivaldi and his influences: as well as Pisendel, he plays works by Locatelli, Tartini, Leclair and Telemann, all of whom enriched the early 18th Century violin repertoire with opulent, highly personal works focusing on soloistic bravura.

Leonard Slatkin - Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky, Lieutenant Kijé (1979) (2005 Remastered) [24/88.2]

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Leonard Slatkin - Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky, Lieutenant Kijé (1979) (2005 Remastered) [24/88.2]

Leonard Slatkin - Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Lieutenant Kijé (1979) (2005 Remastered)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 59:03 | 989 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Scans (*.jpg, 300dpi)

When Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev visited Hollywood in the late 1930s, his friend and American champion, maestro Leopold Stokowski, was recording The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, to be used in Fantasia. Prokofiev was indelibly impressed by Walt Disney’s work. He saw how the Disney artists made their animation efforts adhere closely to pre-recorded music tracks; he experienced the click track, a device developed by Disney to ensure that sight and sound were closely coordinated. He then returned to Russia to work with Sergei Eisenstein on the epic film Alexander Nevsky.

Mary Fahl - Winter Songs And Carols (2019)

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Mary Fahl - Winter Songs And Carols (2019)

Mary Fahl - Winter Songs And Carols (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 221 mb | 39:23 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 93 mb
Pop, Holiday| Label: Rimar Records

With Christmas (and other assorted holidays) just around the corner, it’s expected that holiday-themed recordings begin to make their way to the marketplace. The cool thing about holiday albums is that any one can become a lifetime classic.
Mary Fahl has made a great solo career, post-October Project. With her phenomenal solo set, The Other Side of Time (2003), and her unique approach to the Pink Floyd classic, The Dark Side of the Moon with her own From The Dark Side of the Moon (2011), she has mesmerized many fans with her extraordinary voice. Her last album, Love & Gravity (2014) achieved many things, as well as include a stunning version of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”. Now, Mary Fahl provides a new album for the holiday season with Winter Songs and Carols

Tommy Tedesco - Autumn (1978) [Vinyl Rip 24/192]

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Tommy Tedesco - Autumn (1978) [Vinyl Rip 24/192]

Tommy Tedesco - Autumn (1978)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Artwork: Vinyl covers | 00:31:25 | 1.06 Gb
Jazz, Fusion | Label: Trend (TR-514)

Always in demand studio guitar master Tommy Tedesco in his 1978 Direct to Disc release. A nearly perfect record. Restrained yet brilliant playing with a tight rhythm section.

Bruce Levingston - Glass: Dreaming Awake (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Bruce Levingston - Glass: Dreaming Awake (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Bruce Levingston - Glass: Dreaming Awake (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 01:49:39 | 3.0 Gb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Sono Luminus (DSL-92205)

Pianist Bruce Levingston has had a long and celebrated association with Philip Glass and his music. In 2004, the composer wrote his musical tribute to the painter Chuck Close especially for Levingston who premiered the work at New York City's Lincoln Center. The following year, Glass joined Levingston in the same venue for a series of piano duos in a concert that also featured Levingston's longtime friend and Chelsea Hotel neighbor actor Ethan Hawke.

André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet) (1972) [24/96]

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André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet) (1972) [24/96]

André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet) (1972) (2012 Remastered)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 01:26:15 | 1.65 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

This stunning audiophile download celebrates one of Tchaikovsky’s most beloved works, The Nutcracker. The ballet is an absolute masterpiece from start to finish. Under the leadership of acclaimed conductor Andre Previn, the London Symphony Orchestra blends clarity with flawless technique. Upheld to the highest standards, Previn delivered a masterful interpretation of this historic work complemented by the orchestra’s relentless commitment.

Leonard Slatkin - Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 'Organ Symphony' (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Leonard Slatkin - Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 'Organ Symphony' (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leonard Slatkin - Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 'Organ Symphony' (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 57:48 | 970 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front, back Covers, d.booklet

To celebrate the inauguration of the newly restored former organ of the Palais du Trocadéro and Palais de Chaillot in Paris, the Orchestre National de Lyon and their organist-in-residence, Vincent Warnier, present two major works for organ and orchestra by Camille Saint-Saëns. Both are historically linked with the great Cavaillé-Coll organs, and are performed with an arrangement for solo organ of his famous Danse macabre.

Leonard Slatki - Mussorgsky:Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on a Bald Mountain & Borodin:In the Steppes of Central Asia (1975)

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Leonard Slatki - Mussorgsky:Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on a Bald Mountain & Borodin:In the Steppes of Central Asia (1975)

Leonard Slatki - Mussorgsky : Pictures at an Exhibition, Night on a Bald Mountain & Borodin : In the Steppes of Central Asia (1975)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 1:06:54 | 2.16 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Scans (*.jpg, 300dpi)

These are very solid performances from Slatkin, but the recording is the star here. The Elite recordings from Aubort and Nickrenz are simply some of the finest analogue (or any) recordings of orchestras in real acoustic spaces ever made. And Mobile Fidelity, as always, has done them justice, in full. The results are startlingly realistic sounding in timbre, coherence, transparency and staging.

Leonard Slatkin - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Leonard Slatkin - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leonard Slatkin - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:10:45 | 1.21 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front, back Cover, d.booklet

The impact of Russian and Oriental culture on Ravel’s formative years retained a hold on him throughout his life. His colourfully re-orchestrated selections from Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic suite ‘Antar’ and opera Mlada, with interpolations of his own music, as the incidental score for a theatre production are heard here in their première recording, revived and reconstructed alongside a new text that symbolizes the romance and chivalric spirit of Antar the warrior-poet and his beloved Abla. Ravel’s fascination with the exotic is brought together with Debussy’s influence in the ravishing and enduringly popular song cycle Shéhérazade

Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Georges Bizet / Edvard Grieg: Carmen - Peer Gynt (1979) [Vinyl Rip 24/96]

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Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Georges Bizet / Edvard Grieg: Carmen - Peer Gynt (1979) [Vinyl Rip 24/96]

Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - Georges Bizet / Edvard Grieg: Carmen - Peer Gynt (1979)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: front, back cover, booklet | 43:59 | 812 mb
Classical | Label: Telarc ‎- Telarc Digital 10048

Leonard Slatkin conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for this recording of Bizet's Carmen Suites Nos. 1 & 2 and a Suite from Grieg's Peer Gynt. Originally recorded by the audiophile label Telarc in 1979 this is an exceptional sounding release highlighting the well-known pieces of music written by George Bizet and Edvard Grieg.

Caroline Huynh Van Xuan - Since in Vain, UnderGround(s) (2017) [24/88]

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Caroline Huynh Van Xuan - Since in Vain, UnderGround(s) (2017) [24/88]

Caroline Huynh Van Xuan - Since in Vain, UnderGround(s) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88 kHz | 1:07:53 | 1.14 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, d.booklet

In 1660 the Restoration put an end to a period of artistic austerity and saw a rebirth of musical life in England, encouraged by a powerful need to be entertained. Many works for harpsichord were published by famous composers, yet also by others who are today quite forgotten. Caroline Huynh Van Xuan presents an original and hitherto unrecorded programme of grounds that enables one to rediscover the repertory and the vitality of the English music scene in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Alison Balsom, The English Concert & Trevor Pinnock - Sound the Trumpet - Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2014) [24/96]

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Alison Balsom, The English Concert & Trevor Pinnock - Sound the Trumpet - Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2014) [24/96]

Alison Balsom, The English Concert & Trevor Pinnock - Sound the Trumpet - Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:06:19 | 1.14 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

In the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Alison Balsom celebrates the heroic era of the Baroque trumpet in works by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and Henry Purcell (1658 or 1659-1695), whose anthems, odes, sinfonias and operas have provided the music for numerous royal celebrations from their own day to the present.

Grade 2 - Graveyard Island (2019)

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Grade 2 - Graveyard Island (2019)

Grade 2 - Graveyard Island (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 211 mb | 28:11 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 66 mb
Punk, Rock, Alternative | Label: Hellcat

Grade 2 are a UK punk band from the Isle of Wight, formed in 2013. The young three-piece’s music can be described as a classic punk sound, hard and fast whilst also including melodic guitar and vocal parts - with influence taken from classics such as the Clash, the Jam and the Stranglers. While touring, the band met Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) who took an interest in Grade 2 and ultimately played some of their music videos to his bandmate Tim Armstrong. Armstrong liked what he saw and not only agreed to produce the band’s record but signed them to his label, Hellcat Records.

Dan Luke and the Raid - Out Of The Blue (2019)

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Dan Luke and the Raid - Out Of The Blue (2019)

Dan Luke and the Raid - Out Of The Blue (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Artwork: front cover | 212 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 31:32 | 73 mb
Adult Alternative, Indie Rock, Rock | Label: New West Records

“It's like a coming-of-age crisis,” says Daniel Shultz about Out Of The Blue, the messy and melodic debut album from his band, Dan Luke And The Raid. “It’s about being in that space in your 20s where you’re trying to get your shit together and figure things out in life. You’re dealing with your problems” - the singer, songwriter and guitarist pauses - “even as you’re going out and partying and getting into trouble all the time.” Shultz and his Dan Luke & The Raid band mates know a thing or two about the last part of that equation, as evidenced by the songs and subject matter on Out Of The Blue.