Klaudiusz Baran - Zolotaryov, Repnikov & Nagayev: 20th Century Russian Accordion Sonatas (2021)

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Klaudiusz Baran - Zolotaryov, Repnikov & Nagayev: 20th Century Russian Accordion Sonatas (2021)

Klaudiusz Baran - Zolotaryov, Repnikov & Nagayev: 20th Century Russian Accordion Sonatas (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 275 MB | Tracks: 11 | 54:00
Style: Classical | Label: DUX

Władysław Zolotaryow, Aleksandr Nagajew and Albin Repnikov are the great names of 20th-century Russian accordion literature. The sonatas presented on this album combine a tragedy, a reflection on life, but in the shadow of death. There are also musical references directly related to it, such as a quotation from a medieval sequence sung during the funeral Masses Dies iræ, dies illa in Władysław Zolotaryov's Sonata No. 3, or the use of the motif of the song Позабыт, позаброшен (Forgotten, abandoned), telling about a conscious child waiting for him death in the third movement of Albin Repnikov's Sonata. Sonata op. 13 Alexander Nagayev was created a year after the tragic departure of Zolotaryov and is a musical tribute to a friend.

Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra - Lockdown (2021)

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Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra - Lockdown (2021)

Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra - Lockdown (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 358 MB | Tracks: 9 | 54:56
Style: Jazz | Label: CH.ILL. Jazz

Lockdown is a collection of all original compositions and arrangements written by Joshua Jern, and it features some of the finest players from the Chicago scene. The trumpet section is an all-star line-up of longtime Chi-Town favorites, with contributions from Rob Parton (current head of Jazz Studies at University of North Texas), Roger Ingram (Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Harry Connick, Jr.), and Art Davis (Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Frank Mantooth, Kurt Elling).

Sam Pilnick - The Adler Suite (2021)

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Sam Pilnick - The Adler Suite (2021)

Sam Pilnick - The Adler Suite (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 303 MB | Tracks: 9 | 54:56
Style: Jazz | Label: Next Level

"The Adler Suite" by Sam Pilnick's Nonet Project aims to explore and honor the scientific advancements, explorations and wonders of outer spacer, that we all experience while at the Adler Planetarium in downtown Chicago. The suite features compositions by Chicago based saxophonist and educator Sam Pilnick, that sonically explore various exhibits and concepts displayed at the Adler Planetarium: the Gemini 12 Spacecraft, Revolving Dwarf planets, far away star systems and our ever expanding universe.

Zvi Emanuel-Marial - Revelation: Alto Arias (2021)

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Zvi Emanuel-Marial - Revelation: Alto Arias (2021)

Zvi Emanuel-Marial - Revelation: Alto Arias (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 249 MB | Tracks: 13 | 54:50
Style: Classical | Label: haenssler CLASSIC

When Johann Sebastian Bach assumed the position of Thomaskantor in Leipzig in 1723, he did so having previously affirmed to the City authorities by contractual guarantee that the music he was to compose for divine service in the pious mercantile city would not sound operatic. Another of the unalterable customs in Leipzig was that the high voice parts in church music should not be sung by women, a widely applied consequence drawn from the counsel of the Apostle Paul. [“Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak” (1 Corinthians 14:34, KJV). - Translator’s note] This album is the proof that Bach set his sacred works to music whose emotional and dramatic force stood comparison with the best operatic music of his day.

Michael Marcus - Stone Jump (2021)

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Michael Marcus - Stone Jump (2021)

Michael Marcus - Stone Jump (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 288 MB | Tracks: 10 | 56:12
Style: Jazz | Label: Not Two Records

Using the natural resonance of the Liepkalnis underground water reservoir in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Katarsis4 saxophone quartet of Arminas Bizys, Algirdas Janonis, Danielius Pancerovas and Kazimieras Jusinskas merge free improvisation, both melodic and through extended tetechniques, with composed forms and folk music, capturing this extended work of beguiling and powerful music.

Andrea Rea Trio - El Viajero (2021)

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Andrea Rea Trio - El Viajero (2021)

Andrea Rea Trio - El Viajero (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 265 MB | Tracks: 8 | 44:24
Style: Jazz | Label: Filibusta Records

Pianist among the most requested of the jazz scene, he has been collaborating for years alongside numerous musicians including: Stefano Di Battista, Dianne Reeves and John Patitucci. His approach and his music refer to countless colors certainly inspired by the jazz tradition which acts as a support for a personal language influenced by a wide range of sounds and music.

Sailcloth - Woodcut (2021)

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Sailcloth - Woodcut (2021)

Sailcloth - Woodcut (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 174 MB | Tracks: 13 | 39:15
Style: Ambient, Instrumental, Modern Classical, Electroacoustic | Label: Lost Tribe Sound

'Woodcut' is the debut album from Sailcloth, the project name upright bassist/multi-instrumentalist Alex Luquet records under. 'Woodcut' releases July 2nd with US label, Lost Tribe Sound. The Pennsylvania native caught the attention of Lost Tribe Sound with the 2019 EP 'Close Keeping'. Its strong lean towards a highly textural and bass-forward sound connected it to LTS immediately.

University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra - Kapralova: Orchestral Works (2021)

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University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra - Kapralova: Orchestral Works (2021)

University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra - Kapralova: Orchestral Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 206 MB | Tracks: 11 | 58:50
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

Despite her tragically early death at the age of 25, Vítezslava Kaprálová left a portfolio of more than 50 works of the highest craftsmanship and inspiration. this selection of her orchestral music, recorded at the Kaprálová Festival in Michigan, includes the work that won her international esteem in 1938, the Military Sinfonietta. abounding in youthful energy and brilliant colors, the Piano Concerto marries virtuosity with lyricism, while the orchestral songs are both atmospheric and striking.

Julia Sophie Wagner - Mayr: Elena (2021)

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Julia Sophie Wagner - Mayr: Elena (2021)

Julia Sophie Wagner - Mayr: Elena (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 764 MB | Tracks: 32 | 150:42
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

During the 1813–14 carnival season in Naples, Simon Mayr wrote a much-admired opera semiseria called Elena. The post-revolutionary Napoleonic era saw great enthusiasm for the rescue opera genre and Elena is a perfect example, in which a complex plot, based on French models, sees an innocent falsely accused of a capital offence. Mayr’s subtle accommodation of Neapolitan opera and Viennese Classicism ensures a series of choruses and recitatives that drive the action forward, punctuated with arias, romances, ensembles, lyric richness and moments of witty buffo color.

BBC Concert Orchestra - British Light Music (2021)

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BBC Concert Orchestra - British Light Music (2021)

BBC Concert Orchestra - British Light Music (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 315 MB | Tracks: 13 | 68:07
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

World-famous for the Warsaw Concerto from the film Dangerous Moonlight, Richard Addinsell was one of Britain’s leading composers for stage and screen. This selection ranges widely over every area of his achievement and includes the theme from his first international film success, Goodbye Mr. Chips, and the overture from Tom Brown’s Schooldays, which contains some of his finest music. The Smokey Mountains, an evocative ‘concerto’ in three movements, is a rare example of the genre, while The Isle of Apples reflects his importance as a composer of music for radio plays.

Istvan Kassai - Széchényi: Waltzes & Hungarian Marches (2021)

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Istvan Kassai - Széchényi: Waltzes & Hungarian Marches (2021)

Istvan Kassai - Széchényi: Waltzes & Hungarian Marches (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 226 MB | Tracks: 13 | 30:24
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

Count Imre Széchényi of Sárvár-Felsovidék was a highly regarded Austro-Hungarian diplomat and politician who counted Johann strauss as a lifelong friend, and whose dances were popular and much in demand in his day. Széchényi composed waltzes throughout his creative period, but only a few of these have been preserved. His work was of interest to his contemporaries, and among these premiere recordings is Liszt’s own arrangement of the Ungarischer Marsch. These lively and melodious forgotten gems are brought to life on a 1908 Bechstein piano previously owned by Wagner’s grandson, Wolfgang.

Helge Burggrabe - Equality (2021)

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Helge Burggrabe - Equality (2021)

Helge Burggrabe - Equality (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 145 MB | Tracks: 6 | 30:24
Style: Classical | Label: Neue Meister/Edel

The goal of the HUMAN Culture Project is to encourage younger people and adults to strive for a society based on freedom, tolerance and peace. Treaties and economic agreements are not enough if the European idea of peace is to remain a sustainable one in future. One thing that’s long been apparent is that it’s people who have to make this vision come alive. Devising common guidelines on how to serve and engage with society is vital, particularly in view of the disquiet in today’s multicultural societies. Therefore, HUMAN’s objective, founded on the UN’s declaration of human rights, is to motivate young people to boost the European tenet of peace through music, dance and interaction with others.

Kevin Gorman - William Bland: Piano Sonatas Nos. 17 & 18 (2021)

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Kevin Gorman - William Bland: Piano Sonatas Nos. 17 & 18 (2021)

Kevin Gorman - William Bland: Piano Sonatas Nos. 17 & 18 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 186 MB | Tracks: 8 | 58:34
Style: Classical | Label: Bridge Records

William Bland’s cycle of 24 piano sonatas, one in each of the major and minor keys, was composed between the years 1998 and 2014. The cycle is the West Virginia-born composer’s magnum opus, and is a summation of an extraordinarily wide range of cultural influences. The musical content of the sonatas merges strains of the simple and complex, popular and classical, romantic and modernist. American pianist Kevin Gorman, in his debut recording writes: “the essence of these sonatas is passion, which beckons me as a pianist to recipro- cate the intensity with which these originally had been composed.”

Evlyn Howard-Jones, Edward Isaacs - Two Forgotten English Pianists (2021)

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Evlyn Howard-Jones, Edward Isaacs - Two Forgotten English Pianists (2021)

Evlyn Howard-Jones, Edward Isaacs - Two Forgotten English Pianists (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 552 MB | Tracks: 45 | 136:31
Style: Classical | Label: APR

The two pianists featured here were contemporaries, both English. Both made a small number of recordings for Columbia between 1926 and 1930 and today are largely forgotten. Howard\-Jones was of an academic nature whose interpretations were described as having scholarly and fastidious profundity. He excelled in Bach and Brahms and his Well\-Tempered Clavier recordings in particular offer playing of rare spirituality and beauty. As a friend of the composer and dedicatee of five of the piano pieces, his Delius recordings, which comprise the complete meagre published output for solo piano by the composer, have a unique authority. Edward Isaacs, who revelled in the repertoire of Chopin and Liszt, was described as a kindly genial companion and a witty charming raconteur. His recordings radiate brilliance and joie de vivre. This is the first time most of these discs have been reissued since the days of the original 78s. An added bonus is the discovery of a wonderful previously unpublished Howard\-Jones recording of Beethovens Rondo in G major.

Adriana Viñuela - Antonio José: Incompleto (2021)

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Adriana Viñuela - Antonio José: Incompleto (2021)

Adriana Viñuela - Antonio José: Incompleto (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 214 MB | Tracks: 18 | 44:18
Style: Classical | Label: Stone Records

Antonio José incompleto is a selection of songs and works for violin and piano by the Spanish composer Antonio José Martínez Palacios (1902\-1936). The recording follows his compositional career chronologically from his childhood in Burgos, through his education in Madrid, his teaching career in Málaga and returning to the city of his birth. He produced an incredible body of work in his short life, including a large number of vocal pieces, in an attempt to spread the sounds of his native Burgos to the world. In 1936 he was executed without trial by forces loyal to Franco, under whose dictatorship the composers music was forbidden.