11 Guys Quartet - Small Blues and Grooves (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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11 Guys Quartet - Small Blues and Grooves (2020) [Official Digital Download]

11 Guys Quartet - Small Blues and Grooves (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 45:39 | 532 mb
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Minimalist Blues instrumentals. Billy, Paul, Chuck and Rosy got together in the early 1980s as the 11th Hour Band ' played some great rockin' blues, hit the Boston area clubs and had some wild times. They released 'Hot Time In The City Tonight' in 1985, the first record on the fledgling Tone-Cool Records imprint, and went on to play together off and on for the next few decades. They all stayed busy with other pursuits, musical and otherwise, but their unique musical chemistry and friendship kept bringing the '11 Guys' back to their original quartet.

Donald Runnicles, Chor und Orchestar der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Oceane (Live) (2020) [24/48]

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Donald Runnicles, Chor und Orchestar der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Oceane (Live) (2020) [24/48]

Donald Runnicles, Chor und Orchestar der Deutschen Oper Berlin - Oceane (Live) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 1:35:25 | 1013 mb
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Detlev Glanert (b. 1960) is a contemporary German composer who found early success with his opera Der Spiegel des großen Kaisers (‘The Big Emperor’s Mirror’), which won the Rolf Liebermann Opera Award in 1995. His newest stage work, Oceane, was premiered on April 28, 2019 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. It enthused both the audience and critics and was hailed as “one of the most exciting new operas of recent times” by the Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel. Glanert and the writer Hans- Ulrich Treichel conceived the libretto loosely according to Theodor Fontane's fragment Oceane von Parceval. It tells the story of Oceane, a mystical female creature of the sea, that comes to land in search of the ability to feel emotions.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:12:05 | 1.22 Gb
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Something new is always to be expected whenever Nikolaus Harnoncourt turns his attention to an important piece of music. In recent years he has been giving audiences a fresh view on some of the masterpieces of Romantic and late-Romantic music. His account of Brahms’ German Requiem is based on a thorough study of the composer’s ideas on how it should be performed.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Handel, Mozart, Mosel: Timotheus Oder Die Gewalt Der Musik (Timothee Ou Le Pouvoir De La Musique) (2013)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Handel, Mozart, Mosel: Timotheus Oder Die Gewalt Der Musik (Timothee Ou Le Pouvoir De La Musique) (2013)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Handel, Mozart, Mosel: Timotheus Oder Die Gewalt Der Musik (Timothee Ou Le Pouvoir De La Musique) (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 1:43:25 | 1,07 Gb
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It is immediately evident from the Overture that the orchestral sound is going to be rich and ponderous, and, although Harnoncourt works wonders in varying the dynamics and getting the rhythms to dance…the effect is more suggestive of those gigantic mid-Victorian Handel events in the Crystal Palace than anything that Mozart, let alone Handel, could have imagined.

Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts (1837) (2011) [24/48]

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Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts (1837) (2011) [24/48]

Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts (1837) (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 1:28:41 | 890 mb
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Paul McCreesh is one of the leading figures in the movement for historically informed performances, and he established his reputation primarily in Renaissance and Baroque music. Yet he is versatile and noted for his varied interests, and he has delved into the Romantic repertoire for this spectacular 2010 recording with Ensemble Wroclaw of Hector Berlioz's Grande Messe des Morts.

Ehnes Quartet - Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 'Death and the Maiden'; Sibelius: String Quartet 'Intimate Voices' (2016)

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Ehnes Quartet - Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 'Death and the Maiden'; Sibelius: String Quartet 'Intimate Voices' (2016)

Ehnes Quartet - Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 'Death and the Maiden'; Sibelius: String Quartet Op. 56 'Intimate Voices' (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:14:02 | 1.4 Gb
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Death preyed heavily on the minds of both Schubert and Sibelius when they were composing the two string quartets on this new recording from the Ehnes Quartet. Sibelius had undergone several operations to remove a tumour in his throat. The bleak and highly personal 4th Symphony is the masterwork from this period, but the string quartet ‘Intimate Voices’ of 1908 should not be underestimated. Taut and highly concentrated, it has an almost Haydnesque construction, and the quartet’s first movement’s sheer perfection of form approaches that of the 3rd Symphony’s opening movement.

François-Frédéric Guy - Montalbetti: Solos, a Personal Diary in Music (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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François-Frédéric Guy - Montalbetti: Solos, a Personal Diary in Music (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

François-Frédéric Guy - Montalbetti: Solos, a Personal Diary in Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 1:06:42 | 729 mb
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Eric Montalbetti has had a long and fulfilling music career, though not necessarily in the field of composition. He is most known for his 18 year tenure as Artistic director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. However, he began composing as a young child and has continued throughout his whole life. Montalbetti writes of this project: Today, I am most happy to see my scores taking life thanks to wonderful conductors and soloists, and to develop new composition projects for the future. In this music one can hear all of our most varied emotions- energy, mourning, hope, love, rage, and gratitude. Notable works on this release include Trois etudes pares Kandinsky for piano, and Esprit tendre, for oboe, which is a tribute to Helen and Elliott Carter. These works are performed by some of the best soloists in the current French music scene.

Herbert Blomstedt, Orchestre Du Gewandhaus De Leipzig - Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies (2017) [24/48]

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Herbert Blomstedt, Orchestre Du Gewandhaus De Leipzig - Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies (2017) [24/48]

Herbert Blomstedt, Orchestre Du Gewandhaus De Leipzig - Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 5:48:52 | 3.45 Gb
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In celebration of Herbert Blomstedt’s 90th Birthday in July 2017, Accentus Music releases a new Beethoven cycle that captures the spirit of the long-standing partnership between the legendary conductor laureate and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. All nine symphonies, released in a box set containing five CDs, are live recordings made at the Leipzig Gewandhaus between May 2014 and March 2017.

Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI (European Box Set Vinyl) (2015) [FLAC] [24/96 Vinyl Rip]

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Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI (European Box Set Vinyl) (2015) [FLAC] [24/96 Vinyl Rip]

Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI (European Box Set Vinyl) (2015)
Vinyl | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96kHz & 16-bit/44,1kHz | 5151 & 1352 mb | Artwork: front covers
Contry, Country-Pop | Label: 2015 / American Recordings / 060254721702 / Original European Pressing

All six of the iconic Johnny Cash American Recordings LP's are now available in their entirety in one box for the first time. Produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin these 6 180gsm LP's are housed in a beautiful 12x12 cloth covered box.
Albums included are: American Recordings (1994), Unchained (1996), American III: Solitary Man (2000), American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002), American V: A Hundred Highways (2006), American IV: Ain't No Grave (2010).

Falco - Junge Roemer EP (1984/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Falco - Junge Roemer EP (1984/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Falco - Junge Roemer EP (1984/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 33:15 | 721 mb
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Auch diese EP enthält einen Mix, der bisher nur auf Vinyl zu bekommen war: den Specially Remixed 7" Edit. Dieser war 1984 lediglich auf einer niederländischen Single erschienen und wurde nun erstmals digital veröffentlicht.

Falco - Der Kommissar EP (1982/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Falco - Der Kommissar EP (1982/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Falco - Der Kommissar EP (1982/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 21:39 | 270 mb
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"Der Kommissar" is a song first recorded by Falco in Austria in 1981, covered a year later by After the Fire. Originally written by Robert Ponger and Falco, the Falco version reached the top of the charts in many countries.
After the Fire's version featured English lyrics by the band's Andy Piercy. The song peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Falco - That Scene (Ganz Wien) EP (1981/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Falco - That Scene (Ganz Wien) EP (1981/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Falco - That Scene (Ganz Wien) EP (1981/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 16:16 | 198 mb
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"Ganz Wien" hat einen provokativen Text, der ganz gut zu Falco gepasst hat. Damals sorgte es für einen Skandal in Österreich. Aus seinem Debüt-Album "Einzelhaft".

Falco - Maschine Brennt EP (1982/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Falco - Maschine Brennt EP (1982/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Falco - Maschine Brennt EP (1982/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 12:30 | 159 mb
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Unmittelbar nach dem Erfolg des "Kommissars" veröffentlichte Nachfolge-Single. Fand bei uns 1982 nur wenig Beachtung.

Falco - Auf der Flucht (1982/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Falco - Auf der Flucht (1982/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Falco - Auf der Flucht (1982/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 19:54 | 249 mb
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Ein hervorragende Beitrag aus Falcos genialem LP-Debüt "Einzelhaft", auf dem eigentlich jeder einzelne Titel vollends überzeugte. "Auf der Flucht" ist ein gehetzter, schneller Synthi-Funk-Rock, der nicht nur gehetzt klingt, sondern auch von (von der Staatsmacht) gehetzten, aufmüpfigen Jugendlichen, Hausbesetzern und Alternativen 1968 in Berlin bzw. 1981 in Zürich, gekonnt, gewitzt und zutreffend erzählt. Falco hat sich nicht nur als brillanter Yuppie-Darsteller, sondern auch und gerade als Zeitgeist-Chronist und gleichsam -Kritiker einen sehr guten Namen gemacht!!!

Johnny Cash - Songs Of Our Soil (1959/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Johnny Cash - Songs Of Our Soil (1959/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Johnny Cash - Songs Of Our Soil (1959/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 26:05 | 291 mb
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One of Cash's earlier pseudo-concept albums, this doesn't exactly follow a specific theme like farming or hymns of the American land the whole way through. Rather, it's a collection of a dozen songs that generally are on the folkier and more Americana-centered side of Cash's repertoire, though of course such songs have always had a prominent place in his material.