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Max Emanuel Cencic, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Venezia: opera arias of the serenissima (2013)

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Max Emanuel Cencic, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Venezia: opera arias of the serenissima (2013)

Max Emanuel Cencic, Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'oro - Venezia: opera arias of the serenissima (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 63:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099946454522 | Recorded: 2012

For today s audiences, Vivaldi s name exemplifies Venetian opera in the early 18th century but he was not the only composer to shape the distinctive musical aesthetic of the great trading city known as La Serenissima. In this release of arias by Vivaldi and his contemporaries, countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic further explores Venice s contribution to world s rich store of Baroque opera. Cencic recreates the Venetian ambiance with the support of Italian violinist/conductor Riccardo Minasi and his ensemble Il Pomo d Oro.

Philippe Herreweghe, Ensemble Vocal Européen de la Chapelle Royale - Hassler: Missa super Dixit Maria, Motets (1992)

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Philippe Herreweghe, Ensemble Vocal Européen de la Chapelle Royale - Hassler: Missa super Dixit Maria, Motets (1992)

Philippe Herreweghe, Ensemble Vocal Européen de la Chapelle Royale - Hassler: Missa super Dixit Maria, Motets (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 66:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901401 | Recorded: 1991

Hans Leo Hassler was roughly contemporary with Palestrina and wrote in a similarly transparent style. Though he was Lutheran, he set numerous Latin texts, including the Mass. " Missa super Dixit Maria is a "parody" based on Hassler's famous motet Dixit Maria ad angelum. That motet isn't included here, unfortunately, but you can clearly hear its themes recurring in the various Mass movements. The motets on this disc include several penitential items with a striking chromaticism Palestrina wouldn't have touched. Vater unser, a setting of Luther's versification of the Lord's Prayer, seems dull in this company.

Zagreb Festival Orchestra - Mark John McEncroe: Symphonic Suite No. 3 "The Forest and the Mountains" (2022)

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Zagreb Festival Orchestra - Mark John McEncroe: Symphonic Suite No. 3 "The Forest and the Mountains" (2022)

Zagreb Festival Orchestra & Ivan Josip Skender - Mark John McEncroe: Symphonic Suite No. 3 "The Forest and the Mountains" (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 170 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 99 Mb | 00:43:25
Classical | Label: Navona Records

Australian composer Mark John McEncroe and Navona Records present SYMPHONIC SUITE NO. 3: THE FOREST AND THE MOUNTAINS featuring three orchestral movements that draw inspiration from the natural world—”Meandering in the Forest I,” “Running Mountain Streams II,” and “Wandering in the Mountain Wilderness III.” Brought to life by Zagreb Festival Orchestra, McEncroe’s unique voice and filmic quality flow throughout, with musical illustrations painted by striking crescendos and gentle string and woodwind melodies.

Szabolcs Szilágyi & László Borbély - Prokofiev, Kodály, Liebermann & Kernis: Music For Flute And Piano (2022)

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Szabolcs Szilágyi & László Borbély - Prokofiev, Kodály, Liebermann & Kernis: Music For Flute And Piano (2022)

Szabolcs Szilágyi & László Borbély - Prokofiev, Kodály, Liebermann & Kernis: Music For Flute And Piano (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 218 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:54:00
Classical | Label: Hunnia Records

"Whether it is necessary, or even right, to follow conventions (the beaten track) when recording music, for example, or whether the performer can claim the right to show the listener the world he lives in, the world he knows best, with all its beauty and its countless oddities, even risks? Should he let the listener into his own territory, that is, into a strange and individual dimension that the audience may not have known existed until now? Nowadays, a carefully crafted recording gives the listener the illusion of a world believed to be flawless, a care that is fundamentally designed to cater to the perfectionism of the audience. A 'different' kind of care is therefore needed, one that can breathe life into even a recording. Our intention in making this record was therefore to create the most natural, realistically transcendent material possible, capable of speaking to the audience." (Szabolcs Szilágyi)

Jan Röck & Jakob Jäger - Umfassung (2022)

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Jan Röck & Jakob Jäger - Umfassung (2022)

Jan Röck & Jakob Jäger - Umfassung (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 240 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 191 Mb | 01:23:03
Classical | Label: TYXArt

Blue sound. Deep focus. Encompassment. This is what awaits the listener on this recording. Not compression or complex harmonies, rather the sound characterizes this recording. The tone, the sound here is carried by the spirit of internalization. The silence between the notes connects. The album is a search for simplicity and the essential, which looks inward and decelerates the listener.

Revocation: Discography (2008 - 2018)

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Revocation: Discography (2008 - 2018)

Revocation: Discography (2008 - 2018)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8CD | Label: Various | ~ 2878 or 1251 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 368 Mb
Technical Death / Thrash Metal

Originally operating under the moniker Cryptic Warning, Boston, Massachusetts extreme metal trio Revocation emerged in the mid-2000s armed with a super-technical thrash/death metal-style prizing virtuosity as much as heaviness and aggression. As Cryptic Warning, the band found favor with the metal underground via a pair of well-received demos and a full-length…

VA - Hello Operator! (The Songs Jack White Taught Us) (2022)

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VA - Hello Operator! (The Songs Jack White Taught Us) (2022)

VA - Hello Operator! (The Songs Jack White Taught Us) (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 215 MB
49:26 | Rock, Blues | Label: Mojo

Hello Operator!: the Songs Jack White Taught Us, a Various Artists Compilation. Released in March 2022 on MOJO. Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis on July 9, 1975 in Detroit), American rock musician, producer, and actor. He is best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the rock duo The White Stripes (1997-2011) and more recently guitarist and vocalist of The Raconteurs, and drummer and vocalist for the band The Dead Weather.

Zara Nelsova, Arthur Balsam - Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas and Variations (2022)

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Zara Nelsova, Arthur Balsam - Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas and Variations (2022)

Zara Nelsova, Arthur Balsam - Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas and Variations (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 2:12:24 | 554 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Alexandre Bak - Classical Music Reference Recording

Zara Katznelson was born in Winnipeg to the family of a professional musician, Gregor Katznelson, who was a flutist performing under the name Nelsov. Zara's performing name is the Russian feminine form of her father's stage name. The family had emigrated to Canada in 1910. She said she would like to play cello as early as four and a half years old. Her father got a viola converted to hold in gamba position like a cello and gave her lessons. She recalled that his lessons technically prepared her, as well as teach her discipline and how to practice. And she did well: When she was five years old, her family formed the Canadian Trio with her two older sisters who played violin and piano. At the age of six, she was sent to study with cello teacher Dezso Mahalek.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Volumes 1-5 (2007-2009) 5CD

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Volumes 1-5 (2007-2009) 5CD

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Volumes 1-5 (5CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 947 Mb | Artwork Included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Time: 05:58:58

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s vivid and personal interpretations of Debussy’s complete works for piano are available for the first time in an attractive five-volume set, this is the series that put Bavouzet on the map, and established him firmly as a leading and internationally acclaimed pianist.

VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World… Ever! (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 903 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans included
Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 4 73689 2 9 | Time: 02:27:00

This overlooked gem has thirty two tracks of great music. The list includes: Herbie Hancock, Lou Donaldson, Stan Kenton, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Candido, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell and Willie Bobo among others. In fact you get two compact discs of latin fused jazz.

Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)

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Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)

Sophie Milman - In The Moonlight (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 326 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Vocal Pop | Label: eOne | # EOM-CD-5157 | Time: 00:57:19

Widely regarded as one of Canada's best jazz singers, Russian-born, Toronto-based vocalist Sophie Milman changes tact slightly for her fourth studio album, In the Moonlight. The twinkling piano chords, shuffling, brushed stroke rhythms, and gentle brass instrumentation which defined her previous output are still very much in evidence, but having traveled to New York to record with producer Matt Pierson (Jane Monheit, Michael Franks), the Juno Award winner has capitalized on the opportunity to expand her sound by inviting a string ensemble on board for the first time in her career. However, avoiding the temptation to smother the timeless, smoky, jazz bar arrangements in layers of bombastic layers of strings, the pair only use their newly recruited musicians sparingly and when needed, with only the Duke Ellington standards "Prelude to a Kiss" and "Day Dream," and the Umbrellas of Cherbourg number "Watch What Happens" offering anything more than the occasional orchestral flourish.

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) Remastered Reissue 1995

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Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) Remastered Reissue 1995

Leon Russell - Leon Russell (1970) Remastered Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock | Label: The Right Stuff | # T2-34028, 7243-8-34028-2-3 | Time: 00:38:56

Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating. He never again topped his triptych of "A Song for You," "Hummingbird," and "Delta Lady," nor did his albums contain such fine tracks as "Dixie Lullaby." Throughout it all, what comes across is Russell's idiosyncratic vision, not only in his approach but in his very construction – none of the songs quite play out as expected, turning country, blues, and rock inside out, not only musically but lyrically. Yes, his voice is a bit of an acquired taste, but it's only appropriate for a songwriter with enough chutzpah to write songs of his own called "I Put a Spell on You" and "Give Peace a Chance." And if there ever was a place to acquire a taste for Russell, it's here.

Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972) [2015, CD + Blu-ray Box Set]

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Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972) [2015, CD + Blu-ray Box Set]

Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Alucard, ALUGG050 | ~ 287 or 118 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 198 Mb
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0, 96 kHz, 24-bit / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 96 kHz, 24-bit
Progressive Rock

Returning to Gentle Giant's fourth album after any kind of lengthy absence, it's astonishing just how little Octopus has dated. Often written off at the time as a pale reflection of the truly gargantuan steps being taken by the likes of Jethro Tull and Barclay James Harvest, the band's closest relatives in the tangled skein of period prog, Gentle Giant often seemed more notable for its album art than its music…

Mantovani - An Album of Favourite Tangos (1953) & An Album of Favourite Waltzes (1952) [Reissue 2011]

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Mantovani - An Album of Favourite Tangos (1953) & An Album of Favourite Waltzes (1952) [Reissue 2011]

Mantovani - An Album of Favourite Tangos (1953) & An Album of Favourite Waltzes (1952) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 276 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vocalion (CDVS 1967)

Conductor, composer, violinist, and pianist Mantovani was one of the most popular and prolific easy listening artists of all time. His trademark "cascading strings" (or "tumbling strings") effect gave him an instantly recognizable sound, and his heavy reliance on the string section in general helped map out the blueprint for much of the light orchestral music that followed in his wake. His repertoire did feature original compositions, but was built chiefly on lush adaptations of familiar melodies: TV and movie themes, show tunes, pop hits (chiefly of the MOR variety), classical material, and the like…

La Note Brève & Simon Gallot - Pierre Colin, Trésor oublié de la Renaissance (2022)

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La Note Brève & Simon Gallot - Pierre Colin, Trésor oublié de la Renaissance (2022)

La Note Brève & Simon Gallot - Pierre Colin, Trésor oublié de la Renaissance (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 57:22 | 288 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Paraty

Pierre Colin, a great unknown. The archives of the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna contain a large folio (Bol SP A 48) devoted to masses that were clearly used frequently in the cathedral. Composers are not credited, but a study of the source shows that there are more works by Pierre Colin than by any other composer; four of his masses were copied here for use in the cathedral during the third quarter of the 16th century. The same is true of the archives of the cathedrals of Treviso, Toledo and even Guatemala City, which possess manuscript copies taken from printed originals of the masses and motets of a composer who seems to have spent his entire musical career in the Burgundian city of Autun. Who is this composer? How does one account for such success? How did he fit into the musical world of his day? What is distinctive about his style? These are questions we will try to answer in order to shed light on some of the works presented here.