Itzhak Perlman & LPO - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (1976/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

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Itzhak Perlman & LPO - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (1976/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

Itzhak Perlman & LPO - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (1976/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:21 minutes | 860 MB
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Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-born violinist, conductor, and is regarded as one of the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th and early-21st centuries, renowned for his brilliant technique, direct interpretation and precision. When it comes to evoking the colours and moods of Vivaldi’s Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, Itzhak Perlman deploys an inimitably rich and varied palette. He directs the London Philharmonic Orchestra from the violin.

Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax - Faure & Strauss: Violin Sonatas (2015) [Official Digital Download]

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Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax - Faure & Strauss: Violin Sonatas (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax - Fauré & Strauss: Violin Sonatas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 53:43 minutes | 552 MB
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This is vintage, songful Perlman: each line in the Fauré and Strauss sonatas is beautifully drawn and meticulously judged and everything overlain with an attractive patina of age and experience. Ax imbues the romance and fire of these youthful works with genuine warmth and wisdom.

Kiss - Hotter Than Hell (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

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Kiss - Hotter Than Hell (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

KISS - Hotter Than Hell (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:12 minutes | 1,49 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:12 minutes | 762 MB
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"Hotter Than Hell" is Kiss' second, certified gold studio album. The record was originally released in 1974. It features titles "Parasite", "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll" and "Hotter Than Hell". Titles from this album continue to be staples during Kiss' live performances.

Robert Glasper & Miles Davis - Everything's Beautiful (2016) [Official Digital Download]

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Robert Glasper & Miles Davis - Everything's Beautiful (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Robert Glasper & Miles Davis - Everything's Beautiful (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 47:04 minutes | 528 MB
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"Everything's Beautiful" brings Miles Davis' sound into the 21st century, blending a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across Miles' incredible tenure with Columbia Records (1955-1985) with original reinterpretations. Robert Glasper produced the collaboration. "I didn't want to do just a remix record", Glasper noted when discussing the 11-song set. "My idea was to show how Miles inspired people to make new art". Knowing that "Miles didn't have one audience", Glasper recruited a legion of diverse guest artists to add to the magic of the project including familiar collaborators like R&B musicians Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Bilal and KING. They are joined by British soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula; hip-hop producer Rashad Smith; Grammy-nominated Australian neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote, rapper/producer Illa J; jazz guitarist John Scofield, who collaborated with Davis; and the legendary Stevie Wonder.

Valerie Milot - Orbis (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

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Valerie Milot - Orbis (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

Valérie Milot - Orbis (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:07 minutes | 965 MB
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Canadian harpist Valérie Milot chose the title of this album to acknowledge the circle of valued musical colleagues she has worked with over the years and to reference the loop as a musical concept, a seemingly simple melodic or rhythmical motif that serves as both framework and source of inspiration. The programme features six complementary approaches, ranging from music by John Cage, Gentle Giant and Frank Zappa to the premiere of violinist Antoine Bareil’s Castille 1382, written especially for Milot.

Nils Frahm - Solo (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

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Nils Frahm - Solo (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

Nils Frahm - Solo (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:46 minutes | 817 MB
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2015 album from German pianist & composer, recorded on the world's largest piano as an improvised single take with no overdubs. During its best moments it brings to mind some of the work of Harold Budd, where melody and mood become two sides of the same coin.

Okko Kamu, Lahti SO - Sibelius: The Tempest, The Bard & Tapiola (2011) [Official Digital Download]

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Okko Kamu, Lahti SO - Sibelius: The Tempest, The Bard & Tapiola (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Okko Kamu, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: The Tempest, The Bard & Tapiola (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 71:41 minutes | 616 MB
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To many, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra has become synonymous with excellence in Sibelius repertoire. Its numerous recordings with the previous chief conductor Osmo Vänskä have received countless distinctions and awards, and the orchestra is universally regarded as having a very special affinity for the music of their great compatriot.

Andreas Brantelid, Christian Ihle Hadland - Grieg, Grainger, Nielsen: Cello Works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96k]

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Andreas Brantelid, Christian Ihle Hadland - Grieg, Grainger, Nielsen: Cello Works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96k]

Andreas Brantelid, Christian Ihle Hadland - Grieg, Grainger, Nielsen: Cello Works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:33 minutes | 1,16 GB
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Although born forty years apart on opposite sides of the world, Edvard Grieg and Percy Grainger have much in common. Both left their native countries to gain access to the great, then dominant central European musical tradition, and both found their greatest compositional inspiration in folk music traditions rather than the Germanic approach. They met in 1906, and not surprisingly got along famously. The Danish-Swedish cellist Andreas Brantelid and his Norwegian chamber music partner Christian Ihle Hadland have teamed up for this program of cello works by these two like-minded composers.

Amanda Martinez - Sola (2006/2016) [Official Digital Download]

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Amanda Martinez - Sola (2006/2016) [Official Digital Download]

Amanda Martinez - Sola (2006/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 45:33 minutes | 243 MB
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SOLA, captures the heart and draws you into the moment with Amanda Martinez’ sensuous, soulful voice accompanied by soothing guitar under a gentle pulse of percussion. The collection of Amanda’s original and traditional songs has beautiful lyrics sung in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Cossotto, Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Bonynge - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

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Cossotto, Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Bonynge - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990/2014) [24bit/96kHz]

Cossotto, Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna - Donizetti: La Favorita (1990/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 167:59 minutes | 2,97 GB
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Gaetano Donizetti opera's La Favorita originally had a French libretto and the title La Favorite. One of Donizetti’s finest music dramas, it was written at his peak as an orchestrator. The Italian, and better-known version, evolved two years after the French premiere and has become the more-performed version, exemplified by this famous 1974 recording starring Luciano Pavarotti, Fiorenza Cossotto, Gabriel Bacquier and Nicolai Ghiaurov. Pavarotti's voice has been called "youthful and fresh" on this album. Pavarotti's frequent collaborator Richard Bonynge conducts the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale, Bologna.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Robert Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Robert Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 124:46 minutes | 2,24 GB
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For Simon Rattle, Robert Schumann is "the echt Romantic". And in fact, the exuberance of the period, its passion and its melancholy can be heard with unique intensity in Schumann's music to this day. For the Berliner Philharmoniker, Schumann's symphonies have always been part of their core repertoire. The 1953 Wilhelm Furtwängler recording in particular has attained cult status. And so it only stands to reason that the Berliner Philharmoniker should launch their Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings label with a cycle of the four Schumann symphonies.

Tanja Becker-Bender, BBC Scottish SO, Walker - Busoni & Strauss: Violin Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Tanja Becker-Bender, BBC Scottish SO, Walker - Busoni & Strauss: Violin Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tanja Becker-Bender, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Busoni & Strauss: Violin Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:02 minutes | 1,12 GB
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German violinist Tanja Becker-Bender returns to the Romantic Violin Concerto series along with Hyperion house band the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Garry Walker. Volume sixteen features concertos by Busoni and Strauss. In D major, the key of Beethoven's and Brahms's violin concertos, Busoni's Violin Concerto is clearly intended to continue their lineage although it never descends into mere imitation. The seventeen-year-old Strauss wrote his Violin Concerto during his final year at the Ludwigsgymnasium. The work is fairly unknown on the concert platform, but Becker-Bender's interpretation should win it new friends.

Howard Shelley, Symphony Orchestra - Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & Other Works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Howard Shelley, Symphony Orchestra - Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & Other Works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Howard Shelley, Tasmanian SO - Herz: Piano Concerto No 2 & Other Works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:04 minutes | 1,06 GB
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Henri Herz was a phenomenon in 1830s Paris and 1940s America, but today his music is mostly forgotten. He wrote eight piano concertos, one of which was lost. Concertos 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 appear across two previous volumes of the Romantic Piano Concertos series. Here, Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra put on their finest dancing shoes to complete the cycle with Piano Concerto No.2 (the one with which Herz conquered America in 1846) and three extended fantasies.

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:54 minutes | 986 MB
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Undoubtedly one of the seminal rock albums from the 80s, Bon Jovi's third full-length release, "Slippery When Wet", cemented the band as bona fide superstars capable of commanding the attention of both pop and hard rock audiences.

Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance (1978/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance (1978/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance (1978/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:07 minutes | 811 MB
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"The Modern Dance" is the debut studio album by American rock band Pere Ubu. The album was issued in early 1978, and although the record made little commercial impact at home or abroad, its manic intensity and dark impenetrability proved profoundly influential on countless post-punk acts on both sides of the Atlantic.