Ensemble Antiphona & Rolandas Muleika - Montigny: Grands Motets (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Ensemble Antiphona & Rolandas Muleika - Montigny: Grands Motets (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ensemble Antiphona & Rolandas Muleika - Montigny: Grands Motets (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 54:51 minutes | 1,01 GB
Classical, Vocal | Label: Paraty, Official Digital Download

This Valette is one of the most stupendous geniuses we have and his music is stupendous too. This is how the famed Sebastian de Brossard introduces his contemporary composer Joseph Valette de Montigny. Though acknowledged for its qualities, Montigny’s music has very rarely been played. Nor has it ever been recorded. Simply on account of its rarity and the absence of scores, it has remained unpublished.

Zefiro & Alfredo Bernardini - Fux: Dafne in lauro (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Zefiro & Alfredo Bernardini - Fux: Dafne in lauro (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Zefiro & Alfredo Bernardini - Fux: Dafne in lauro (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 118:14 minutes | 1,25 GB
Classical, Opera | Label: Arcana, Official Digital Download

In 2018, the Styriarte Festival in Graz launched, in collaboration with Zefiro, a project to rediscover the operatic output of the Styrian composer Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741), Kapellmeister at the imperial court in Vienna for forty years, with the aim of restaging six of his nineteen operas, one per year. With a cast of Baroque vocal specialists, led by Monica Piccinini and Arianna Venditelli, this set of Dafne in lauro marks the beginning of a new series in which Arcana will release the recordings made in the course of the six-year cycle.

WDR Sinfonieorchester Chamber Players - Bruch: String Quintets & Octet (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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WDR Sinfonieorchester Chamber Players - Bruch: String Quintets & Octet (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

WDR Sinfonieorchester Chamber Players - Bruch: String Quintets & Octet (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 67:37 minutes | 687 MB
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Official Digital Download

Max Bruch was eighty years old when, in 1918, he decided to return to the chamber music genre he had frequented in his early years. Stimulated by the violin virtuoso Willy Hess, he composed two string quintets and an octet, monuments to beauty and harmony, at the end of a tumultuous personal life and in the midst of a western world on the brink of collapse. After an album devoted to Beethoven’s chamber music, the Chamber Players of the WDR Sinfonieorchester now tackle one of the last chapters of German Romantic music, with pieces that constitute Bruch’s swansong.

François-Xavier Roth & Les Siècles - Stravinsky: Ballets Russes (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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François-Xavier Roth & Les Siècles - Stravinsky: Ballets Russes (2021) [Official Digital Download]

François-Xavier Roth & Les Siècles - Stravinsky: Ballets Russes (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 129:05 minutes | 1,2 GB
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi, Official Digital Download

Paris, early Twentieth Century: in the space of three ballets, a previously unknown Russian composer revolutionised the music of his time. With The Firebird and Petrushka, respectively fairytale and folktale, and of course The Rite of Spring, a telluric invocation with its insanely innovative harmonies and rhythms, Stravinsky dynamised the Late Romantic orchestra, taking it to literally unheard-of places.

Alexander Soares - Threnodies (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Alexander Soares - Threnodies (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexander Soares - Threnodies (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 74:40 minutes | 1,22 GB
Classical | Label: Rubicon Classics, Official Digital Download

The extreme social trauma that followed The Great War of 1914—18 engulfed Europe. In this context, English composer Frank Bridge is an intriguing figure: his musical language transformed to embrace a radically new harmonic style. Consequently, his popularity waned and it was not until the end of the century that his importance as a leading modernist was appreciated.

Roger Chapman - Life in the Pond (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Roger Chapman - Life in the Pond (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Roger Chapman - Life in the Pond (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 50:12 minutes | 619 MB
Blues Rock | Label: Ruf Records, Official Digital Download

A studio album by Roger Chapman is always an event. Since '66, when the British singer-songwriter emerged as the voice of his generation with the seminal Family band, through every twist of his four-decade solo career, Chappo's output has defied music industry protocol, challenged genre, and held up a mirror to the times. "I've never stopped writing," he reflects, "and with Life In The Pond, I felt the need to hear what I'd put down in music."

Alain Planès - Frédéric Chopin: Complete Nocturnes (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Alain Planès - Frédéric Chopin:  Complete Nocturnes (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alain Planès - Frédéric Chopin: Complete Nocturnes (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 114:08 minutes | 1,86 GB
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi, Official Digital Download

His Debussy and Chopin recordings for harmonia mundi already offer ample evidence that Alain Planès is highly adept at selecting a period instrument best suited for the repertoire.

M. Ward - End of Amnesia ( RSD 2021 20 Year Anniversary Remaster Vinyl) (2001/2021) [24bit/96kHz]

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M. Ward - End of Amnesia ( RSD 2021 20 Year Anniversary Remaster Vinyl) (2001/2021) [24bit/96kHz]

M. Ward - End of Amnesia ( RSD 2021 20 Year Anniversary Remaster Vinyl) (2001/2021)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 53:26 minutes | 945 MB
Folk | Label: Jealous Butcher Records

20th anniversary remastered reissue of M. Ward's sophomore album. M. Ward's second solo enterprise verifies the artist as one of those few songwriters who stand between the cracks of time, where he spins a hallucinatory, new universe out of old-world roots. Indeed, there's a real down-home, unpolished luster to End of Amnesia, both in execution and in songwriting, that gives it a timeless, old-fashioned pallor.

Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 - Open & Close (RSD 2021 50th Anniversary Reissue Vinyl) (1971/2021) [24bit/192kHz]

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Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 - Open & Close (RSD 2021 50th Anniversary Reissue Vinyl) (1971/2021) [24bit/192kHz]

Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 - Open & Close (RSD 2021 50th Anniversary Reissue Vinyl) (1971/2021)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:21 minutes | 1,4 GB | Artwork - 120 MB
Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Knitting Factory Records

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fela Kuti's classic Open & Close, Knitting Factory Records is pleased to announce the first vinyl pressing since the 1980s. This edition features a return to the original gatefold jacket and will be pressed on red and yellow butterfly effect vinyl. Limited edition of 7000.

Simone Stella - Picchi: Complete Harpsichord Music and Other Venetian Gems (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Simone Stella - Picchi: Complete Harpsichord Music and Other Venetian Gems (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Simone Stella - Picchi: Complete Harpsichord Music and Other Venetian Gems (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 73:51 minutes | 1,4 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics, Official Digital Download

The only complete survey available of the keyboard music written by a forward-looking contemporary of Monteverdi.

ConSerto Musico - Giardini: 6 Sonatas for Flute & Harpsichord (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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ConSerto Musico - Giardini: 6 Sonatas for Flute & Harpsichord (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

ConSerto Musico, Mario Folena, Francesco Galligioni, Paola Frezzato & Roberto Loreggian - Giardini: 6 Sonatas for Flute & Harpsichord (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 66:45 minutes | 1,44 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics, Official Digital Download

New to the catalogue, delightful chamber music by an Italian celebrity of 18th-century London.

David Boldrini & Riviera Lazeri - Martinu: Cello Sonatas (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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David Boldrini & Riviera Lazeri - Martinu: Cello Sonatas (2021) [Official Digital Download]

David Boldrini & Riviera Lazeri - Martinu: Cello Sonatas (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 53:13 minutes | 509 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics, Official Digital Download

Each one of Bohuslav Martinů’s (1890-1959) three cello sonatas belongs to a significant period or event in his life. Composed in May 1939, the first seems indelibly marked by the tension and anxiety which gripped Europe in the months before war broke out, though the composer was also going through a crisis in his personal life, having lately had an intense extramarital affair with Vítězslava Kaprálová, a young composer and conductor.

Joni Mitchell - Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes) (EP) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48-192]

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Joni Mitchell - Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes) (EP) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/48-192]

Joni Mitchell - Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes) (EP) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48-192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 19:47 minutes | 329 MB
Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal | Label: Rhino Entertainment, Official Digital Download

Today, five previously unreleased demos and outtakes from the album are available as part of a digital EP called Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes). These songs will also be included on Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971), a compilation coming out in October that will document the period leading up to Blue.

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Strauss: Burleske, Serenade & Tod und Verklärung (2021) [24/48]

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Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - Strauss: Burleske, Serenade & Tod und Verklärung (2021) [24/48]

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck & Nelson Goerner - Strauss: Burleske, Serenade & Tod und Verklärung (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 55:16 minutes | 518 MB
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Official Digital Download

The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Mikko Franck continue their collaboration with Alpha and here invite one of the label’s flagship pianists, Nelson Goerner. The programme is devoted to Richard Strauss, coupling several of the German composer’s early works.

Les Récréations - Alessandro, Francesco & Domenico Scarlatti: Sonate a quattro (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Les Récréations - Alessandro, Francesco & Domenico Scarlatti: Sonate a quattro (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Les Récréations - Alessandro, Francesco & Domenico Scarlatti: Sonate a quattro (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 59:20 minutes | 1,15 GB
Classical | Label: Ricercar, Official Digital Download

Alessandro Scarlatti’s Sonate a quattro were published in 1725, the year of his death. With their specific marking ‘senza cembalo’ (without harpsichord), these compositions for two violins, viola and cello appear to be, in a sense, the first string quartets in the modern sense of the term.