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Gui Duvignau - 3, 5, 8 (2021)

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Gui Duvignau - 3, 5, 8 (2021)

Gui Duvignau - 3, 5, 8 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 42:39 | 222 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Sunnyside Records

It was his move to New York City that led to the development of the music on 3, 5, 8. While completing his master's degree in jazz studies at New York University, Duvignau was able to meet a number of musicians who would help shape his sound and approach to composing. Duvignau was introduced to Argentinean pianist Santiago Leibson at a recording session and they hit it off immediately. Leibson called the great drummer, Jeff Hirshfield, for one of their initial meetings and the three found a quick rapport as they began to play regular sessions and a handful of gigs.

Cappella Istropolitana & Nicol Matt - Mozart: Complete Marches (2021)

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Cappella Istropolitana & Nicol Matt - Mozart: Complete Marches (2021)

Cappella Istropolitana & Nicol Matt - Mozart: Complete Marches (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:06:39 | 330 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

The Cappella Istropolitana is a Slovak chamber orchestra based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Its name is derived from the Greek name for Bratislava, Istropolis (city on the Danube).The orchestra was formed in 1983, and in 1991 the Bratislava City council appointed the orchestra as the Chamber Orchestra of the City of Bratislava. The current conductor is Christian Brembeck.

Orchestre national d'Ile-de-France, Case Scaglione, Pierre-Yves Pruvot, Michelle DeYoung and Simon O'Neill - Wagnermania (2021)

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Orchestre national d'Ile-de-France, Case Scaglione, Pierre-Yves Pruvot, Michelle DeYoung and Simon O'Neill - Wagnermania (2021)

Orchestre national d'Ile-de-France, Case Scaglione, Pierre-Yves Pruvot, Michelle DeYoung and Simon O'Neill - Wagnermania (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:27:40 | 385 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: NoMadMusic

Pour fêter son arrivée en tant que Directeur Musical et Chef principal de l’Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, l’Américain Case Scaglione a choisi d’enregistrer un premier album rendant hommage à un compositeur cher à son cœur : Richard Wagner. Michelle DeYoung, Simon O’Neill et Pierre-Yves Pruvot, wagnériens aguerris, complètent le casting de ce 5eme opus de l’orchestre chez NoMadMusic. Avant Richard Wagner, aucun compositeur n’avait su fusionner autant la voix et l’orchestre pour porter si haut le sentiment humain. Dans Tristan et Isolde, c’est l’amour absolu qui se déploie avec noblesse : les deux héros s’aiment à en mourir, et jamais on n’aura entendu de page si sublimement tragique. Le personnage de la Walkyrie est plus héroïque : fière, Brühnhilde s’oppose à l’ordre établi pour sauver Siegmund. Mais en désobéissant à Wotan, ne réalise-t-elle pas finalement le vœu le plus cher de son père ? L’autre héros est résolument mystique : il s’agit de Parsifal. Il se présente comme le sauveur d’une communauté de chevaliers dont les forces s’épuisent. Vaillant et pur, Parsifal est là comme un messie incarnant un monde meilleur, un ordre nouveau.

Michael Brown - Noctuelles (2021)

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Michael Brown - Noctuelles (2021)

Michael Brown - Noctuelles (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:01:50 | 202 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: First Hand Records

Brown was First Prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, a winner of the Bowers Residency from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (formerly CMS Two), a recipient of the Juilliard Petschek Award, and is a Steinway Artist. He earned dual bachelor's and master's degrees in piano and composition from The Juilliard School, where he studied with pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Robert McDonald and composers Samuel Adler and Robert Beaser. Additional mentors have included Andrs Schiff and Richard Goode as well as his early teachers, Herbert Rothgarber and Adam Kent. Noctuelles features two 20th century gems of the piano literature Ravel's Miroirs and Medtner's Second Improvisation, Op 47. The first movement of Miroirs is inspired by the above line by Ravel's close friend, poet Lon-Paul Fargue. The word 'noctuelles' is an obscure description of moths in French, not widely used, and reflects Ravel's penchant for the mysterious.

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra - Imants Kalninš: Complete Symphonies & Concertos (2021)

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Liepāja Symphony Orchestra - Imants Kalninš: Complete Symphonies & Concertos (2021)

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra - Imants Kalninš: Complete Symphonies & Concertos (2021)
FLAC tracks | 06:00:36 | 1,6 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: SKANI

It is the most conflicting piece in the composer's entire oeuvre, combining both the academic and non-academic spheres into a single genre called a "rock symphony". This combination of genres has remained present in almost all of Kalnins work since the Symphony No. 4. Perhaps less or more pronounced, but it exists nonetheless, despite the fact that Kalnins himself often distinguishes his compositions as "acad." or "non-". A rock aesthetic and philosophy is a defining characteristic of his musical thought. Taken more broadly, Kalnins' music could be deemed a contribution to the counterculture, although surely to the erudite wing thereof.

Orchestra Of The Swan - Timelapse (2021)

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Orchestra Of The Swan - Timelapse (2021)

Orchestra Of The Swan - Timelapse (2021)
FLAC tracks | 65:36 | 296 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Signum Classics

Put aside for one moment such notions as who arranged what by whom written when and enter a world of fantastical invention courtesy of David Le Page and his versatile orchestra.

Oculi Ensemble - Metamorphosen: Strauss Chamber Works (2021)

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Oculi Ensemble - Metamorphosen: Strauss Chamber Works (2021)

Oculi Ensemble - Metamorphosen: Strauss Chamber Works (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:25:14 | 364 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Champs Hill Records

The Oculi Ensemble is a flexible string ensemble dedicated to performing and discovering the breadth of string repertoire for combinations from two to seven players. The Ensemble is derived from internationally acclaimed musicians from such leading quartets as the Badke, Doric, Piatti, Navarra, Albion and Idomeneo. For their debut release as a standalone ensemble, the Oculi Ensemble presents chamber works by Richard Strauss, ranging from his iconic Metamorphosen (from which the album takes its title) to some of his lesser-known chamber works, including his early String Quartet fragment, left tantalizingly unfinished. Oculi Ensemble leader Charlotte Scott writes: “This disc has been a real labour of love. From the Oculi Ensemble’s inception the group wanted to explore the breadth of instrumental combinations of Strauss’ chamber works. We spent a hugely enjoyable time recording at Champs Hill, and we enjoyed the journey that each day took us on, emotionally and musically. We hope that the disc enables you to join us in the Oculi Ensemble’s appreciation of the glorious chamber works of Richard Strauss."

Lydia Cevidalli, Ensemble Salomone Rossi - Marcello: Psalms and Sonatas (2021)

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Lydia Cevidalli, Ensemble Salomone Rossi - Marcello: Psalms and Sonatas (2021)

Lydia Cevidalli, Ensemble Salomone Rossi - Marcello: Psalms and Sonatas (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:05:14 | 326 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Dynamic

Benedetto Marcello was born in Venice in 1686 and died in Brescia in 1739. His vast musical output remains largely unexplored, but his most famous work is the Estro poetico-armonico a collection of 50 psalms, including 11 ancient Jewish songs (called Intonazioni) and two sacred hymns from Greek classicism. Marcello acknowledged the importance of Jewish and classical music heritage, and by blending these different styles he sought to underline their universal value.

Tokyo Contemporary Soloists & Yoichi Sugiyama - KAGAHI: Orchestral Works of Yūji Takahashi (2021)

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Tokyo Contemporary Soloists & Yoichi Sugiyama - KAGAHI: Orchestral Works of Yūji Takahashi (2021)

Tokyo Contemporary Soloists & Yoichi Sugiyama - KAGAHI: Orchestral Works of Yūji Takahashi (2021)
FLAC tracks | 02:18:08 | 590 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Odradek Records

A generous and carefully crafted two-CD set of world-premiere recordings of music by the trailblazing Japanese composer-pianist Yuji Takahashi (b. 1938), compiled and directed by fellow composer and renowned conductor Yoichi Sugiyama, who conceived this project and assembled the musicians involved.Yuji Takahashi is a hugely influential figure who in the 20th century collaborated as pianist and composer with the likes of Xenakis, Boulez, John Cage and Lukas Foss, bringing these Western avant-garde influences into the realm of Japanese music, often combining them with more traditional Eastern styles. Yet many of the musical materials and recordings of Takahashi's works were lost, so years of research were needed to find these scores. At last, 'Kagahi', from which this album takes its name, was rediscovered in the New York Public Library, and 'Prajna Paramita' and 'Nikite' at the home of his sister, the pianist Aki Takahashi. Yoichi Sugiyama also asked Yoshiaki Onishi and Katsuki Tochio to create new materials for these performances.

Ning Feng - Paganini: 24 Caprices + 1 (2021)

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Ning Feng - Paganini: 24 Caprices + 1 (2021)

Ning Feng - Paganini: 24 Caprices + 1 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:19:18 | 352 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Channel Classics Records

Paganini's success as a violin virtuoso was naturally only partly based on the fantastical, mysterious and demonic atmosphere that surrounded him. What his professional admirers captivated most of all was his unparalleled playing technique. The best impression of his musical and technical accomplishment can be gained from his most talkedabout work, the 24 Caprices opus 1 (1817), which were modelled on the similarly named pieces by Pietro Locatelli (1733). To this day the 24 Caprices are still considered the bible of violin technique. Ning Feng, First Prize winner at the 2006 International Violin Competition Premio Paganini, gives us a fresh take on his 2017 Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin, and concludes the program with the remarkable Caprice d'Adieu.

Jeremiah Fraites - Piano Piano (2021)

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Jeremiah Fraites - Piano Piano (2021)

Jeremiah Fraites - Piano Piano (2021)
FLAC tracks | 38:56 | 154 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Mercury (Universal France)

2021 release. The Lumineers co-founder, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites' solo debut album Piano Piano. A collection of songs that's been in the works for the better part of a decade, Piano Piano features gorgeous, intimate piano-centric instrumental songs capturing Fraites' reflective moments from his Denver home.

Chiyan Wong - Bach & Busoni: Goldberg Variations (2021)

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Chiyan Wong - Bach & Busoni: Goldberg Variations (2021)

Chiyan Wong - Bach & Busoni: Goldberg Variations (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 57:04 | 140 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Linn Records

Following his critically acclaimed debut Liszt Transfigured: Operatic Fantasies for Piano, which won the 40th Liszt Ferenc International Grand Prix du Disque in 2018, Chiyan Wong returns to record his second album for Linn. Alongside the piano music of Liszt, the music of Ferruccio Busoni has been a guiding light for the young, eclectic pianist. Here Chiyan combines Busoni’s kaleidoscopic arrangement of Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations, which celebrates the powerful sonority and range of the modern concert grand, with Bach’s timeless original. Chiyan’s ‘dazzling technical finish’ (Gramophone) and luxuriant sound are on full display in Busoni’s arrangement of Bach’s famous Chaconne, a classic in the genre. Inversion, mirroring and variations are also idiomatic devices in Busoni’s Sonatina ‘in diem Nativitatis Christi MCMXVII and Chiyan’s own ‘composition etude’, Inversion of Variation 15 (Canone alla quinta), which complete this one-of-a-kind programme.

Enrico Pieranunzi & Thomas Fonnesbaek - The Real You (2021)

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Enrico Pieranunzi & Thomas Fonnesbaek - The Real You (2021)

Enrico Pieranunzi & Thomas Fonnesbaek - The Real You (2021)
FLAC tracks | 61:31 | 205 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Stunt Records

When the eminent Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and distinguished Danish bassist Thomas Fonnesbæk play together, listeners are treated to what can be described as an explosion of energy.They’ve performed extensively together over the years, accumulating a wealth of experience and expanding on a mutual love and appreciation for the musical understanding and talent they share. Kindred musical spirits, whose collaborations caress, create, and challenge.

Arthur Hnatek Trio - Static (2021)

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Arthur Hnatek Trio - Static (2021)

Arthur Hnatek Trio - Static (2021)
FLAC tracks | 48:51 | 252 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Whirlwind Recordings

Zurich based drummer Arthur Hnatek presents his first trio record, 'Static'. Joined by his equally fearless bandmates Fabien Iannone on bass and Francesco Geminiani on tenor sax, this is music created by a classic jazz line-up and steeped in improvisational facility, yet simultaneously utterly unlike anything in the standard jazz tradition.

Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)

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Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)

Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:54:14 | 438 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Coviello Classics

An “exemplary instrument” was the Dreymann organ built in 1837 in the St. Ignaz Church in the centre of Mainz. This was written by someone who should know: Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, organ virtuoso, author of an organ school and expert in the service of the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, who commissioned the construction of the instrument. Unfortunately, the organ did not survive the centuries and wars unscathed; minor repairs were made again and again, but it was not until 2015 to 2019 that it was restored from the ground up. This inspired organ professor Gerhard Gnann from Mainz to embark on a project close to his heart: students are bringing the old sound back to life; he himself is also involved, of course. The chosen works were naturally obvious: they are all by the aforementioned Rinck, who, by the way, was born in the same year as Beethoven and is thus also a 250th anniversary of this year. His works at the transition from the late classical to the romantic period bring out the fine nuances of the organ’s timbres to best advantage.