Michel Bouvard & Francois Espinasse - Bach - Isoir: Transcriptions (2016)

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Michel Bouvard & Francois Espinasse - Bach - Isoir: Transcriptions (2016)

Michel Bouvard & Francois Espinasse - Bach - Isoir: Transcriptions (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | DigitalBooklet | 01:05:18 | 151 MB
Genre: Classical Music | Label: La Dolce Volta

These Bach transcriptions for solo organ by Andre Isoir take us from the church to the Collegium Musicum, from the Sinfonia of the Cantata BWV129 to the Concerto for four harpsichords, shedding new light on some of the Cantor's most famous pieces. The performances by organists Michel Bouvard and Francois Espinasse, professors at the Conservatoires Nationaux Superieurs de Musique of Paris and Lyon, are presented as a musical tribute to their former teacher.

Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine (UK Deluxe Edition) (2016)

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Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine (UK Deluxe Edition) (2016)

Christine and the Queens - Chaleur Humaine (UK Deluxe Edition) (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:08:48 | 157 MB
Genre: Synthpop, Indie Pop | Label: Because Music

Already coveted by those in the know, last year Christine and the Queens took a step further into the international spotlight with a number of high profile European shows and scene-stealing performances at SXSW, a major 16-date North American run with Marina and The Diamonds and a solo sold-out headline show at New York’s Webster Hall. She capped a stunning year by joining one of her all time heroes Madonna on stage in Paris. She released her debut album in the UK in February 2016 and now Chaleur Humaine is available as a deluxe package with 6 bonus tracks and a DVD of the live show in Lille, France.

Sarah Brightman - Gala: The Collection (Japanese Edition) (2016)

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Sarah Brightman - Gala: The Collection (Japanese Edition) (2016)

Sarah Brightman - Gala: The Collection (Japanese Edition) (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:14:55 | 174 MB
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Classical Crossover | Label: Universal Music

Boasting more than 30 million albums and sales worldwide, in commemoration of Sarah Brightman 's visit to Japan in 2016, the world' s best singer who gathers enormous popularity in Japan, Best Collection. An album based on the set list that will be shown at this stage, the so-called Sara's latest performance spelled entirely by the studio sound source. Conceptual content that makes me feel like a stage as a magnificent drama is perfect for immersing in concert preps and impressive lingering finish.

Mari Kodama & Momo Kodama - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites for Piano Duo (2016)

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Mari Kodama & Momo Kodama - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites for Piano Duo (2016)

Mari Kodama & Momo Kodama - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites for Piano Duo (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:03:32 | 147 MB
Genre: Classical, Romantic Era, Piano | Label: PentaTone

Mari Kodama is a Japanese pianist, sister to pianist and duo partner Momo Kodama, and spouse of conductor Kent Nagano. She was born in Osaka, and due to her father's travels, she was raised in Germany, France, Switzerland, and England. At age 14, she entered the Paris Conservatory, studying piano with Germain Mounier and chamber music with Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux. In 1984, she gave her debut performance in Japan, followed quickly by performances in Europe and the United States. She has played at various music festivals, such as the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, Music Days at Forest Hill, and other international festivals in Lyon, Montpelier, Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Aldeburgh, San Francisco, Sapporo, and Gmunden. She has performed Beethoven's complete Piano Sonatas in a series of recitals in Los Angeles and Pasadena, and recorded them for PentaTone Classics.

Allen Toussaint - The Complete Warner Recordings (2CD Remastered Edition) (2016)

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Allen Toussaint - The Complete Warner Recordings (2CD Remastered Edition) (2016)

Allen Toussaint - The Complete Warner Recordings (2CD Remastered Edition) (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:38:10 | 362 MB
Genre: Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz | Label: Rhino Handmade

When Allen Toussaint died of a heart attack on November 10 of last year, it was a shock to just about everyone, since the famed pianist had still been extremely active, to the point where he’d been set to perform a sold-out show in London on Nov. 15 and to perform a benefit concert with Paul Simon in New Orleans less than a month later. While his absence is still felt even now, we hope this news will help fill at least some small portion of the void: The Complete Warner Recordings, which has been out of print since the sellout of its limited-edition Rhino Handmade release, is now available once more.

Pierre Fouchenneret and Romain Descharmes - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (2016)

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Pierre Fouchenneret and Romain Descharmes - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (2016)

Pierre Fouchenneret and Romain Descharmes - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 03:56:50 | 544MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté

The ten Sonatas for piano and violin (for it is under this singular appellation that they were originally published) date from the first maturity of Beethoven; 1798 to 1803 for the first nine, 1812 for the last. A surprising design - no doubt a publisher's affair, which did not want to frighten the amateur violinists - for most of which are genuine double concertos without orchestra, especially the sonata "A Kreutzer" (originally designed for violinist George Bridgetower With whom Beethoven sintered shortly afterwards, and then dedicated to Rodolphe Kreutzer, who found it unintelligible … the hazards of history which gives to a masterpiece the name of an obscure personage who certainly does not deserve it!) Of which we know The squarely symphonic amplitude.

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2016)

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Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2016)

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 3 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:35:51 | 220 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Over two seasons the Elias String Quartet undertook the mammoth task of performing the complete Beethoven String Quartets at Wigmore Hall. The ensemble’s commitment, meticulous attention to detail and profound love for the music has earned the quartet praise from critics and audiences alike. We are proud to present the third volume of this exploration of Beethoven’s masterworks. Recorded live in concert, the CD explores Beethoven’s sunny String Quartet in D Op. 18 No. 3, the intimate ‘Serioso’ Quartet and finally the String Quartet in B flat Op. 130.

Ann Hallenberg, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Farinelli (2016)

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Ann Hallenberg, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Farinelli (2016)

Ann Hallenberg, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Farinelli (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:19:33 | 183 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Aparte

With more than a million copies sold, the soundtrack of Gérard Corbiau's film 'Farinelli' contributed considerably to the international renown of Les Talens Lyriques, in 1994. Back then the voice of the castrato Carlo Broschi, known as Farinelli (1705-1782), was created using a computer to mix the voices of countertenor Derek Lee Ragin and soprano Ewa Mallas-Godlewska.

Helene Tysman - Des antiques aux démons (2016)

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Helene Tysman - Des antiques aux démons (2016)

Helene Tysman - Des antiques aux démons (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:07:49 | 156 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Klarthe

It was between 1900 and 1930 that Ravel composed these works; from the Menuet Antique right up to La Valse, Europe, and indeed the world, are full of frenzy, acceleration, fury and finally explosion. Did this monstrous machine ever stop? It was at the end of 2015, that Hélène Tysman recorded this disc, and two phrases in particular which inspired her for this programme still resonate: the quotation of Henri de Régnier, highlighting the Valses Nobles et sentimentales, who talks of "the delicious and ongoing pleasure of a useless occupation", and the exchanges between two aristocrats, present at a soirée preceding the 1830 revolution, who observe; "we are dancing on a volcano", a phrase which would inspire Jean Renoir for La règle du jeu in 1939.

Frank Peter Zimmermann - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)

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Frank Peter Zimmermann - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)

Frank Peter Zimmermann - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:01:37 | 141 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

Composed almost 20 years apart, the two violin concertos by Dmitri Shostakovich were both conceived with the great violinist David Oistrakh in mind and dedicated to him. Shostakovich completed Concerto No. 1 in 1948, at a time when he had fallen out of grace with the Soviet authorities and it seemed uncertain if the work would ever be performed in public. This is reflected in the concerto which begins with a dark and solitary violin song over gloomy cellos and double basses.

The John Wilson Orchestra - Gershwin In Hollywood (2016)

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The John Wilson Orchestra - Gershwin In Hollywood (2016)

The John Wilson Orchestra - Gershwin In Hollywood (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:15:10 | 174 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | Label: Warner Classics

For this release, Warner Classics is proud to present Gershwin in Hollywood, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, at the culmination of this extraordinary orchestra's sell-out UK tour in 2015. It includes well-known Gershwin favorites of the American Songbook, such as How Long Has This Been Going On?, The Man I Love, 'S Wonderful and They Can't Take That Away From Me, as well as rarely recorded gems like Slap That Bass, Treat Me Rough, and the magestic orchestral Overture from the film Rhapsody in Blue. With superb vocals from regular JWO guests Matt Ford and Louise Dearman, and the rich orchestral sound so evocative of Hollywood's Golden Age, all under the direction of John Wilson, this CD captures the thrilling atmosphere of a night to remember.

Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music (2016)

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Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music (2016)

Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:29:36 | 207 MB
Genre: Soul, R&B | Label: Warner Music Group

Arthur Conley sang and (with mentor Otis Redding) co-wrote the 1967 classic "Sweet Soul Music," arguably the finest record ever made about the genre it celebrates. Conley was just 12 years old when he joined the Evening Smiles, a gospel group that appeared regularly on local radio station WAOK. By 1963 he was leading his own R&B outfit, Arthur & the Corvets, which over the next two years issued three singles "Poor Girl," "I Believe," and "Flossie Mae" for the Atlanta label National Recording Company. Despite Conley's graceful yet powerful vocals (which owed an immense debt to his idol, Sam Cooke), the NRC singles earned little attention, and he dissolved the group to mount a solo career, releasing "I'm a Lonely Stranger" on the Ru-Jac label in late 1964.

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Mutterissimo: The Art Of Anne-Sophie Mutter (2016)

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Anne-Sophie Mutter - Mutterissimo: The Art Of Anne-Sophie Mutter (2016)

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Mutterissimo: The Art Of Anne-Sophie Mutter (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:29:35 | 345 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca Records

Universally considered as one of the greatest violinists of our time, Anne-Sophie Mutter’s stunning and multi-faceted music-making extends across masterworks from the full breadth of the violin repertoire. Mutterissimo – The Art of Anne-Sophie Mutter is a selection of highlights from her discography, personally picked by Mutter herself, bringing together recordings that date for the most part from the last twenty years. It invites listeners to undertake two tours of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s multiple worlds of music.

Havasi - Hypnotic + Symphonic Live (2016)

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Havasi - Hypnotic + Symphonic Live (2016)

Havasi - Hypnotic + Symphonic Live (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:08:38 | 335 MB
Genre: Classical, Piano | Label: Mgrecords

Hungarian pianist-composer HAVASI’s life has revolved around the piano since the age of four, when he had his talent and perfect pitch discovered. During his studies he was extremely motivated by challenges and competitive situations. He would practice for ten hours a day to make the most of himself. He learned the trade of classical music with respect and humility, studied the lives and works of various masters, and graduated from Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary. He came to recognise the huge responsibility involved in teaching, and taught in Budapest’s conservatory for years. As a performer of classical music he built up a vast repertoire, gave concerts in several towns across Europe, and won various piano contests.

Kenny Lattimore - A Kenny Lattimore Christmas (2016)

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Kenny Lattimore - A Kenny Lattimore Christmas (2016)

Kenny Lattimore - A Kenny Lattimore Christmas (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:47:56 | 110 MB
Genre: R&B, Soul, Holiday | Label: Motown Gospel

After a false start with the late-'80s vocal group Maniquin, Kenny Lattimore became a minor R&B star in his own right in 1996 when his eponymous debut album generated two hit singles. Lattimore was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where he grew up in a musical family. Before he reached his teens, he was winning talent shows at his junior high school. Throughout high school he performed music, from classical to R&B. Despite his love for music, he decided to pursue architecture and city planning when he enrolled at Howard University.