Duisburger Philharmoniker & Axel Kober - Richard Wagner: Die Walkure (2020)

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Duisburger Philharmoniker & Axel Kober - Richard Wagner: Die Walkure (2020)

Duisburger Philharmoniker & Axel Kober - Richard Wagner: Die Walkure (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 03:36:00 | 777 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CAvi-music

The Rhine is where Richard Wagner’s cycle of operas “Der Ring des Nibelungen” begins and ends – and it was beside the Rhine in 1851 that the composer first dreamed of this equally visionary and monumental work. Even if Wagner’s plans for a festival would ultimately be realised in an entirely different part of Germany, the performance of a “Ring on the Rhine” will always remain something very special.

VA - C90 (3CD, 2020)

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VA - C90 (3CD, 2020)

VA - C90 (3CD, 2020)
MP3 320 kbps | 03:56:00 | 563 Mb
Genre: Indie, Indie Rock, Pop / Label: Cherry Red

Three CD set. Over a decade now since punk rocked the British musical scene to it's foundations and caused an eruption of independently produced records, the scene and a new generation of figurehead artists began to let ambition in and head overground, playing to increasingly large crowds, working with bigger budgets and selling more copies, finding a footing in the UK's Top Forty, venturing into the USA and, ultimately, creating a mainstream audience now primed for credible, guitar-tinged pop. Meanwhile, an underground revolution in clubland began to push towards the commercial same space, resulting in an inevitable fusion of songcraft and dancefloor aesthetics.

Massimiliano Martinelli - 3 Suites for Solo Cello, Op. 131c (2020)

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Massimiliano Martinelli - 3 Suites for Solo Cello, Op. 131c (2020)

Massimiliano Martinelli - 3 Suites for Solo Cello, Op. 131c (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:57:53 | 268 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Halidon

The versatile cellist works since several years as a soloist, first cellist in orchestra and professor for cello. He debuts as a soloist on occasion of the Ravenna festival in 2007 with “Concerto Grosso per tre violoncelli e orchestra” of Krzysztof Penderecki with Enrico Bronzi accompanied from the “orchestra giovanile italiana (OGI)” under the direction of Penderecki. Since that time, he performed numerous concerts in Europe and Asia performing the most important pieces of the cello literature accompanied from different orchestras like “l’Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio”, “Orchestra Cherubini”, “Orchestra Giovanile Italiana”, “Yuvaskula Sinfonia (Finland)”, “Sinfonia Roma”, “Gyeongnam Simphony (Korea)”, “Sinfonieorchester Basel (Switzerland)” and “Hokkaido Young Philarmony (Japan)”.

Alexandra Matvievskaya - Fauré: Ballade, Thème et variations & 4 Nocturnes (2020)

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Alexandra Matvievskaya - Fauré: Ballade, Thème et variations & 4 Nocturnes (2020)

Alexandra Matvievskaya - Fauré: Ballade, Thème et variations & 4 Nocturnes (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 61:54 | 192 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ARTALINNA

A disciple of Jean-Marc Luisada at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, the Russian pianist Alexandra Matvievskaya lately immersed herself in the work of Gabriel Fauré, and was quickly fascinated. With incomparable intensity, she expresses its tragic power as much as she exalts its harmonic and polyphonic depth. One of the great Fauré recitals of the last twenty years.

Orchestra La Scintilla & Riccardo Minasi - Vivaldi-verdi: The four seasons (2020)

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Orchestra La Scintilla & Riccardo Minasi - Vivaldi-verdi: The four seasons (2020)

Orchestra La Scintilla & Riccardo Minasi - Vivaldi-verdi: The four seasons (2020)
FLAC tracks | 68:12 | 323 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Accentus Music

Internationally renowned violinist and conductor Riccardo Minasi and the Orchestra La Scintilla, based at Opernhaus Zürich, enjoy a close working relationship. Together with the ensemble's superb musicians, who specialize in historically informed performance, Minasi has recorded two very different compositions, both entitled «Vier Jahreszeiten» («Four Seasons»), for Philharmonia Records. In addition to the four famous concerti by Antonio Vivaldi, in which Minasi proves himself to be a brilliant soloist, the recording features ballet music by Giuseppe Verdi, written 125 years later. This pairing gives the ensemble the opportunity to showcase both the breadth of its repertoire and its considerable flexibility. Verdi on period instruments: a completely new aural experience!

La Quintina & Jérémie Couleau - Heavenly Songes (2020)

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La Quintina & Jérémie Couleau - Heavenly Songes (2020)

La Quintina & Jérémie Couleau - Heavenly Songes (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:00:43 | 246 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Paraty

Le parcours de Nicholas Ludford (ca. 1490-1557), autrement orthographié Nycolace Ludfoorthe, ne fait aujourd’hui aucun mystère. Ce fils d’un musicien de la Fraternité de St Nicholas était destiné dès le plus jeune âge à une belle carrière dans la musique. Contrairement à d’autres musiciens de son temps partis étoffer leur curriculum vitae en de lointaines contrées, notre compositeur fait son chemin dans le périmètre très restreint de Westminster, centre politique et ecclésiastique de Londres et de l’Angleterre à la Renaissance. Si Nicholas Ludford bénéficie aujourd’hui d’un regain d’intérêt, notamment grâce aux travaux et aux enregistrements de David Skinner, certaines de ses œuvres restent encore à découvrir.

Alla Francesca & Brigitte Lesne - Variations amoureuses (2020)

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Alla Francesca & Brigitte Lesne - Variations amoureuses (2020)

Alla Francesca & Brigitte Lesne - Variations amoureuses (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 54:49 | 224 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Paraty

The variant, and its corollary the variation, inseparable from the Middle Ages, have established themselves, particularly since Eloge de la variante (In praise of the variant) by Bernard Cerquiglini and the term of “mouvance” (mobility) inaugurated by Paul Zumthor, as genuine writing processes. Extending them to the musical field sounds quite obvious, and allows us furthermore to apprehend the modes of transmission and circulation of the medieval melodic repertoires. These Love variations thus bring into play the sometimes substantial differences which exist between compositions that tread across the borders of genres and styles. As evidence of this lively interpenetration of genres, certain secular monodies sometimes crop up as fragments of conducti, polyphonic songs whose etymology testifies to their original destination: to accompany processions.

Emmanuelle Bertrand, Maya Villanueva and Ensemble Syntonia - Benoît Menut: Les Îles (2020)

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Emmanuelle Bertrand, Maya Villanueva and Ensemble Syntonia - Benoît Menut: Les Îles (2020)

Emmanuelle Bertrand, Maya Villanueva and Ensemble Syntonia - Benoît Menut: Les Îles (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:10:47 | 251 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: harmonia mundi

An ocean crossing from the Iroise Sea to the Caribbean. Inspired as much by the poems of Dominique Lambert and Aimé Césaire as by Nito Dariel’s sculptures, Benoît Menut’s first album for harmonia mundi unfolds like a paean to the ocean and to Nature: an invitation to a voyage full of contrasts and without precedent, guided by the combined artistry of the Ensemble Syntonia and two of its partners of choice !

John Campbelljohn - Guitar Lovin Man (2020)

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John Campbelljohn - Guitar Lovin Man (2020)

John Campbelljohn - Guitar Lovin Man (2020)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 00:57:56 | 137 / 356 Mb
Genre: Blues Rock / Label: PepperCake

Born in 1955 in Cape Breton NS, Canada, John grew up surrounded by the rich Cape Breton Island culture of Scottish jigs, reels and strathspeys. But at an early age he discovered the power of the blues shuffle. He studied the blues masters as a teenager and eventually put together a blues rock combo. John toured relentlessly throughout the country winning numerous awards for his record releases, guitar playing and songwriting ability.

Orchestre de la Francophonie & Jean-Philippe Tremblay - Airat Ichmouratov: Orchestral Works (2020)

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Orchestre de la Francophonie & Jean-Philippe Tremblay - Airat Ichmouratov: Orchestral Works (2020)

Orchestre de la Francophonie & Jean-Philippe Tremblay - Airat Ichmouratov: Orchestral Works (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:13:01 | 314 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Chandos

This second Chandos album of orchestral works by Airat Ichmouratov features three works united by an ear for bold orchestral colour, a dramatic sense of form, and a firm dedication to tonality. The ‘Youth’ Overture was dedicated to the recording’s performers, the Orchestre de la Francophonie and its founder, Jean-Phillippe Tremblay, on the occasion of their fifteenth anniversary, and was premiered in July 2016. The ‘Maslenitsa’ Overture, premiered in 2013, portrays the week prior to Lent and represents an array of carnival-like festivities, including folk dances, disguises, troika rides, ice sculptures, and blini.

Tasmin Little - The Best of Tasmin (2020)

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Tasmin Little - The Best of Tasmin (2020)

Tasmin Little - The Best of Tasmin (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 02:39:40 | 678 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Chandos

Following the announcement by Tasmin Little of her intended retirement from the concert platform, we wanted to create an album that would stand as both a tribute to, and celebration of, her outstanding career as a performer. What better way to do so than ask her to select her own, personal favourites from her recorded career?

The Seekers - Hidden Treasures Volume 1 (2020)

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The Seekers - Hidden Treasures Volume 1 (2020)

The Seekers - Hidden Treasures Volume 1 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 59:00 | 248 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock, Folk / Label: Universal Music

On the back of their enormously successful “Farewell” release, The Seekers present the first volume of a projected three in a collection of rarities and surprises.This album includes the FIRST EVER AUDIO RELEASE of all seven songs from the historic 1967 Sidney Myer Music Bowl concert.Some of the tracks have previously had their brief moment in the sun; others are being made available in audio form for the first time. Included are sea shanties and jingles, a rare version of Waltzing Matilda, and songs from their Big Show Tour.All tracks have been lovingly restored for fans and collectors alike. The album is expected to have major media coverage on television, radio, press and online publications.

NES, Black String, Majid Bekkas, Nguyên Lê - Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic X: East - West (2020)

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NES, Black String, Majid Bekkas, Nguyên Lê - Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic X: East - West (2020)

NES, Black String, Majid Bekkas, Nguyên Lê - Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic X: East - West (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 47:25 | 292 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: ACT Music

‘East meets West’ was the central theme in the life of Nesuhi Ertegün (1917-1989). He grew up as the son of the Turkish Ambassador in Washington, and Nesuhi himself was to become an ambassador too: one of the most important producers and advocates that jazz has ever had. On the 30th anniversary of his death, Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic curator Siggi Loch dedicated an evening to commemorating this friend and mentor who had been like a father to him. For Nesuhi, jazz had no borders; this concert was a posthumous validation of the far-sightedness of that vision.

Big Mama Thornton - Anthology: Her Golden Years (Remastered) (2020)

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Big Mama Thornton - Anthology: Her Golden Years (Remastered) (2020)

Big Mama Thornton - Anthology: Her Golden Years (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:31:59 | 415 Mb
Genre: Blues / Label: Master Tape Records

Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton only notched one national hit in her lifetime, but it was a true monster. "Hound Dog" held down the top slot on Billboard's R&B charts for seven long weeks in 1953. Alas, Elvis Presley's rocking 1956 cover was even bigger, effectively obscuring Thornton's chief claim to immortality.That's a damned shame, because Thornton's menacing growl was indeed something special. The hefty belter first opened her pipes in church but soon embraced the blues. She toured with Sammy Green's Hot Harlem Revue during the 1940s. Thornton was ensconced on the Houston circuit when Peacock Records boss Don Robey signed her in 1951. She debuted on Peacock with "Partnership Blues" that year, backed by trumpeter Joe Scott's band.But it was her third Peacock date with Johnny Otis' band that proved the winner. With Pete Lewis laying down some truly nasty guitar behind her, Big Mama shouted "Hound Dog," a tune whose authorship remains a bone of contention to this day (both Otis and the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller claim responsibility), and soon hit the road a star.

Carlos Peron - Best of Volume I 13 Years of Lust 1980 - 1993 (2020)

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Carlos Peron - Best of Volume I 13 Years of Lust 1980 - 1993 (2020)

Carlos Peron - Best of Volume I 13 Years of Lust 1980 - 1993 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:57:52 | 825 Mb
Genre: Electronic, Pop / Label: Dark Daze Music

Carlos Peron Swiss musician, born 9 June 1952 in Zürich, Switzerland. Peron started making music with the band Yello but left in 1984 to concentrate on his solo works. He was also involved in some other projects like AMX 40 or Dark Ruler. Nowadays he's a well known producer for bands like Wolfsheim but he's also working on some weird erotic projects.