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Jory Vinikour - L'unique (2020)

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Jory Vinikour - L'unique (2020)

Jory Vinikour - L'unique (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:18:16 | 475 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Cedille

Two-time Grammy Award-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour plays historically groundbreaking works by François Couperin (1668–1733) on an album comprising three inventive Couperin suites — the composer called them “Ordres” — combining traditional French Baroque dance movements with witty and atmospheric character pieces — miniature tone poems for solo harpsichord. Highlights include the celebrated Les Baricades Mistérieuses from Ordre No. 6, which England’s The Guardian calls “shimmering, kaleidoscopic and seductive, a sonic trompe l’oeil.” The compelling Les Amusemens from Ordre No. 7 is irresistibly sweet and melancholic. Order No. 8 offers masterful examples of established forms, culminating with a dramatic Passacaille. Vinikour performs on a harpsichord created for him in 2012 by England’s Tony Chinnery, modeled after an instrument by the French builder Pascal Taskin (1723–1793). Its rich sound is ideally suited to 18th-century French repertoire.

Martin Stadtfeld - Beethoven für Kinder (2020)

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Martin Stadtfeld - Beethoven für Kinder (2020)

Martin Stadtfeld - Beethoven für Kinder (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 02:05:34 | 380 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Sony Classical

Schon zu Beginn seiner Karriere ist es für den Pianisten Martin Stadtfeld zur Herzensangelegenheit geworden, Kinder und Jugendliche an die klassische Musik heranzuführen. So weckte er bereits die Neugier der Kinder und Jugendliche für die großen Komponisten mit seinem Album "Bachs Wohltemperiertes Klavier für Kinder". Nun legt Stadtfeld passend zum Beethoven-Jahr 2020 die Doppel-CD "Beethoven für Kinder" vor, auf der er als Pianist und Erzähler zu erleben ist.

Quatuor Ébène - Beethoven Around the World: Tokyo, String Quartets Nos 9, 13 & Grosse fuge (2020)

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Quatuor Ébène - Beethoven Around the World: Tokyo, String Quartets Nos 9, 13 & Grosse fuge (2020)

Quatuor Ébène - Beethoven Around the World: Tokyo, String Quartets Nos 9, 13 & Grosse fuge (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:22:20 | 418 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Beethoven’s 16 string quartets occupy a place of honour in the chamber repertoire and, like his nine symphonies and 32 piano sonatas, trace his progression through his creative life. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, and Quatuor Ébène is recognising this with an extensive tour, entitled Beethoven Around the World, which runs from Spring 2019 to December 2020. Over that period the French ensemble will give over 120 concerts in a total of 21 countries on six continents, focusing on complete cycles of the quartets from February 2020. Beethoven Around the World encompasses live recordings for Erato, building a complete cycle, made in seven of the world’s great cities: Vienna (at the Konzerthaus); Philadelphia (Kimmel Center); Tokyo (Suntory Hall); São Paulo (Sala São Paulo); Melbourne (Melbourne Recital Centre); Nairobi, and, with the support of UNESCO, Paris (Philharmonie de Paris).

Karol Beffa - Karol Beffa: Talisman (2020)

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Karol Beffa - Karol Beffa: Talisman (2020)

Karol Beffa - Karol Beffa: Talisman (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 63:25 | 254 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Klarthe

« Talisman » : un florilège de la musique de chambre et de la musique symphonique de Karol Beffa, Victoires de la musique classique 2013 et 2018. On y trouve aussi bien une direction contemplative (le clouds) que sur-vitaminée (le clocks), le tout servi par les plus grands interprètes.

Curtis Stigers - Gentleman (2020)

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Curtis Stigers - Gentleman (2020)

Curtis Stigers - Gentleman (2020)
FLAC tracks | 40:15 | 199 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Verve

Curtis Stigers returns with an album that offers a wry yet elegant reassessment of the modern male. Along with his own lyrical observations, Stigers also commiserates and celebrates with the words of top songwriters like Nick Lowe, Tom T. Hall and John Fulbright. For Curtis Stigers–the award-winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist–the story keeps getting better. His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 28-year recording career aside, his commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new tunes to the Great American Songbook, has become unparalleled in modern music.

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bernarda Fink & Anna Prohaska - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)

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Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bernarda Fink & Anna Prohaska - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bernarda Fink & Anna Prohaska - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:35:18 | 160 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: harmonia mundi

Pergolesi completed his Stabat Mater a few days before his death, on 17 March 1736, prompting comparisons with another mythical figure, Mozart composing his Requiem. It is framed here by three more masterpieces of the pianto genre in a similar spirit of bittersweet sadness. Born in Buenos Aires to Slovenian parents, Bernarda Fink studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón. Today her repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the twentieth century, and she appears regularly with such great international orchestras as the Vienna Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic and with celebrated Baroque ensembles.

John Barry - The Knack ...And How to Get It: Original MGM Motion Picture Score (1965) Limited Edition Reissue 2011

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John Barry - The Knack ...And How to Get It: Original MGM Motion Picture Score (1965) Limited Edition Reissue 2011

John Barry - The Knack …And How to Get It: Original MGM Motion Picture Score (1965)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 206 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 77 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Easy Listening, Jazz | Label: Quartet | # QRSCE024 | 00:33:15

A superbly atmospheric John Barry score effectively conveyed the mood of swinging London for this 1965 film by Richard Lester. Usually playing around with variations of the haunting main theme, Barry used vivacious horns, melancholic strings, and above all a groovy jazz organ (played by Alan Haven). A couple of the tracks don't work well in isolation: the vaudevillian "Something's Up!," and the vocal version of the main theme (not used in the film) by mediocre singer Johnny De Little. But overall, it's got a consistently captivating groove, rating as one of Barry's best scores.

Melbourne Quartet - Douglas Weiland: String Quartets Nos. 4 & 5 (2020)

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Melbourne Quartet - Douglas Weiland: String Quartets Nos. 4 & 5 (2020)

Melbourne Quartet - Douglas Weiland: String Quartets Nos. 4 & 5 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 62:07 | 250 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

British composer Douglas Weiland has long been acclaimed as one of contemporary music’s most outstanding composers for the string quartet medium, and his evolving cycle has won much admiration. Composed between 2011 and 2012 the Fourth and Fifth Quartets show him at the height of his artistic powers, where he seeks connections across time, and shows a Classical commitment to form, invention and melodic beauty. His conceptions can be Schubertian in scale and scope, while also displaying the influence of Haydn and Bartók.

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra & Leif Segerstam - Beethoven: Mass in C Major & Other Sacred Works (2020)

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Turku Philharmonic Orchestra & Leif Segerstam - Beethoven: Mass in C Major & Other Sacred Works (2020)

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra & Leif Segerstam - Beethoven: Mass in C Major & Other Sacred Works (2020)
FLAC tracks | 65:22 | 294 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

The custom of marking the name-day of Princess Esterházy with a newly composed Mass began in the 1790s and for many years was carried out by Joseph Haydn. In 1807 Beethoven was commissioned and responded with his Mass in C major. Coolly received at court, it is a celebratory work of large-scale brilliance. The cantata Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt is set to Goethe’s poems and contrasts calm with exuberance. In 1803 Beethoven set two numbers from Vestas Feuer, written by Emanuel Schikaneder, the librettist of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 2 (2013) Japanese Mini-LP 8CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 2 (2013) Japanese Mini-LP 8CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 2 (2013) Mini LP 8 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.37 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.15 Gb | Scans ~ 433 Mb | 04:36:02
Easy Listening, Standarts, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Early Pop/Rock | Label: Sony | # SICP-3750~7

Japanese original release. Box set includes seven original albums "Andy Williams' Dear Heart," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Born Free," "Love, Andy," "Honey," "Happy Heart," and "Love Theme from The Godfather" plus a bonus disc "Andy Williams Live In Japan," featuring live recordings from the concerts held at Osaka Festival Hall on May 15 & 16, 1973. This bonus CD becomes available as CD for the first time in the world. Features remastering and cardboard sleeve faithfully replicating its US LP jacket design. Comes with lyrics and a description.

Benjamin Alard - J.S. Bach: Complete Keyboard Edition, Vol. 3 (2020)

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Benjamin Alard - J.S. Bach: Complete Keyboard Edition, Vol. 3 (2020)

Benjamin Alard - J.S. Bach: Complete Keyboard Edition, Vol. 3 (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 03:28:42 | 1,17 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: harmonia mundi

Having already attracted attention for his exceptional gifts, Bach entered the service of the Weimar court at the age of twenty-three. This was the start of the period known as his ‘early maturity’, in which his formal and expressive experiments reflect a significant interest in French music and ‘la belle danse’. The close intertwining of French and German styles is the dominant feature of this third volume in Benjamin Alard’s recording of the complete organ and harpsichord works.

Lorenzo Ghielmi, Mayumi Hirasaki & Anna Camporini - Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo, BWV 1021-1024 (2020)

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Lorenzo Ghielmi, Mayumi Hirasaki & Anna Camporini - Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo, BWV 1021-1024 (2020)

Lorenzo Ghielmi, Mayumi Hirasaki & Anna Camporini - Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo, BWV 1021-1024 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 69:06 | 401 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Passacaille

Johann Sebastian Bach composed many works for violin (besides the pieces for organ and harpsichord, the two instruments he mainly played). He had learned to play the violin as a child and knew its characteristics perfectly well. Unfortunately, the manuscripts of many of his compositions were lost after his death: the three sonatas for violin and basso continuo BWV 1021, 1023 and 1024 are today a small remnant of what is thought to be a much larger production. In addition to these sonatas, this programme is completed by harpsichord transcriptions of some movements from the solo sonatas for violin, which may have been adapted by Bach himself, and by a trio sonata originally written for violin, flute and basso continuo in a version for violin and harpsichord obbligato.

Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 1 (2013) Japanese Mini LP 8CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 1 (2013) Japanese Mini LP 8CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 1 (2013) Mini LP 8 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1 Gb | Scans ~ 334 Mb | Time: 04:36:02
Easy Listening, Standarts, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Early Pop/Rock | Label: Sony | # SICP-3742~9

Japanese original release. First box set of Andy Williams includes seven original albums "Canadian Sunset," "To You Sweetheart, Aloha," "Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes," "Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests," "The Wonderful World of Andy Williams," "The Academy Award-Winning Call Me Irresponsible and Other Hit Songs from the Movies," and "The Great Songs from "My Fair Lady" and Other Broadway Hits" plus a bonus disc with Japanese version(s) of songs, rare tracks, and more. Features remastering and cardboard sleeve faithfully replicating its US LP jacket design. Comes with lyrics and a description.

The Honeycombs - Have I The Right The Complete 60s Albums & Singles (3CD, 2020)

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The Honeycombs - Have I The Right The Complete 60s Albums & Singles (3CD, 2020)

The Honeycombs - Have I The Right The Complete 60s Albums & Singles (3CD, 2020)
FLAC tracks | 3:34:07 | 852 Mb
Genre: British, Pop, Rock / Label: Cherryred Records

Often remembered for their foot stomping classic 60s hit ‘Have I The Right’ and the presence of Honey Lantree as their drummer. There was more, and this is a long overdue complete collection of one of producer Joe Meek’s most successful artists.

Alberto Ferro - Sergey Rachmaninov: Études-Tableaux Op. 33 & Op. 39 (2020)

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Alberto Ferro - Sergey Rachmaninov: Études-Tableaux Op. 33 & Op. 39 (2020)

Alberto Ferro - Sergey Rachmaninov: Études-Tableaux Op. 33 & Op. 39 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:00:57 | 169 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: muso

Lors du Concours Reine Elisabeth 2016, un jeune pianiste italien de dix-neuf ans retint particulièrement l’attention. Alberto Ferro, déjà lauréat de nombreux prix, obtint le Prix du public avant de remporter un an plus tard le Premier Prix et Prix du public de l’International Telekom Beethoven Competition à Bonn. Un jeu particulièrement limpide, à la fois analytique et sensible, servi par une technique sans faille, voilà qui était prometteur et se confirme avec ce premier enregistrement que le jeune Sicilien consacre à Rachmaninov, un de ses compositeurs de prédilection.