Lorenzo Da Ponte Ensemble - Marcello: Il Pianto E Il Riso (2018)

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Lorenzo Da Ponte Ensemble - Marcello: Il Pianto E Il Riso (2018)

Lorenzo Da Ponte Ensemble - Marcello: Il Pianto E Il Riso (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 696 mb | 2:02:33 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 287 mb
Classical | Label: Fra Bernardo

FROM THE LOVELY, LANGUID opening words, “Dalle cime dell’Alpi” (From the tops of the Alps), as Winter returns from the mountains to learn from the other seasons of the death of the Virgin Mary, this new recording makes a case for Marcello’s 1731 oratorio, Il Pianto e il Riso delle Quattro Stagioni. Fresh voices, attentive to text and to stylish phrasing, portray the siblings Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, supported by the lively playing of the Ensemble Lorenzo da Ponte and vigorous singing of the Venice Monteverdi Academy under the direction of Roberto Zarpellon.

Jungle - For Ever (2018)

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Jungle - For Ever (2018)

Jungle - For Ever (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 285 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 46:00 | 106 mb
Electronic | Label: XL Recordings

For Ever was recorded in London and LA; Josh and Tom describe it as “a post-apocalyptic radio station playing break up songs.” If Jungle’s first album was their imaginary soundtrack to the places they had never been, their new record captures the landscapes they had so often dreamed of. To write and record the new album, J and T swapped Shepherds Bush for the Hollywood Hills. Their romanticization of the California Dream clashed with the reality of living it and led them back home to London to finish the album, the journey itself ultimately defining the music it produced.

Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies No. 7 & No. 8 (2018)

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Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies No. 7 & No. 8 (2018)

Joe Hisaishi & Nagano Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies No. 7 & No. 8 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 264 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 1:02:48 | 144 mb
Classical | Label: EXTON - OVCL00666

Under the call of Hisaishi Joe, the super orchestra the top players gathered!

VA - Schnittke Plays Schnittke (whith Oleh Krysa) (2018)

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VA - Schnittke Plays Schnittke (whith Oleh Krysa) (2018)

VA - Schnittke Plays Schnittke (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 290 mb | 59:07 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 136 mb
Classical | Label: EXTON

"The playing of Oleh Krysa stands up to the utmost scrutiny. He displays profound musicianship in his thoughtful, passionate and exciting performance, which combines an appropriate blend of poise and expressive intensity."

Black Belt Eagle Scout - Mother of My Children (2018)

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Black Belt Eagle Scout - Mother of My Children (2018)

Black Belt Eagle Scout - Mother of My Children (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 210 mb | 34:43 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 81 mb
Indie Rock, Post Rock, Experimental | Label: Saddle Creek Records

“Having this identity - radical indigenous queer feminist - keeps me going. My music and my identity come from the same foundation of being a Native woman.” Katherine Paul (aka KP) is Black Belt Eagle Scout, and Mother of My Children is her debut album. Recorded in the middle of winter near her hometown in Northwest Washington, Paul’s connection to the landscape’s eerie beauty are palpable throughout as the album traces the full spectrum of confronting buried feelings and the loss of what life was supposed to look like.

Alejandro Escovedo - The Crossing (2018)

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Alejandro Escovedo - The Crossing (2018)

Alejandro Escovedo - The Crossing (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 345 mb | 59:39 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 138 mb
Americana, Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Yep Roc Records

Alejandro Escovedo's new album is perhaps his most varied and expansive album to date. It is his first album recorded outside of America, in northern Italy, with co-writer Don Antonio Gramentieri. It is also Alejandro's first ever concept album drawing the story of two young immigrants to the US, who bond over a mutual love of punk rock as they struggle with the racism and discrimination. Special guests on the album include Wayne Kramer (MC5), Joe Ely, and Peter Perrett and John Perry of the Only Ones. To describe this album as, "epic," might be an understatement.

Thelonious Monk - Paris 1964 (Live) (2018)

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Thelonious Monk - Paris 1964 (Live) (2018)

Thelonious Monk - Paris 1964 (Live) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 516 mb | 1:47:50 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 247 mb
Jazz, Bop | Label: Mega Dodo

The first of two separate CDs from concerts done in Paris during the winter of 1964, Monk's quartet with Butch Warren (bass), Ben Riley (drums) and Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), showcases one standard and four of the pianist's originals. Only "Epistrophy," the closer, is in short form. Noticeable from the opening refrains of "Four in One" is Rouse, bending notes, extrapolating and modifying the melody, challenging Monk to do the same.

Maxim Rysanov & Riga Sinfonietta - In Schubert's Company (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Maxim Rysanov & Riga Sinfonietta - In Schubert's Company (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Maxim Rysanov & Riga Sinfonietta - In Schubert's Company (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 1:55:40 | 1.14 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, d.booklet

'I am not superstitious… Nevertheless, when I started collecting repertoire for this album, which is dedicated to Schubert's 220th anniversary, some works on the disc accidentally appeared to be connected. Schubert's 5th symphony was recorded in Riga just about 200 years after it was composed. Franz was 20 years old when he wrote it. Leonid Desyatnikov's 'Wie der alte Leiermann', for violin and orchestra, which I decided to arrange for the viola especially for this project, was composed 20 years ago for Schubert's 200th anniversary. Spooky…

Ulrich Roman Murtfeld - American Recital, Vol. II (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Ulrich Roman Murtfeld - American Recital, Vol. II (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ulrich Roman Murtfeld - American Recital, Vol. II (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:01:12 | 1.03 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, d.booklet

Following his first album of North American piano music of 2014 (AUDITE92702), Ulrich Roman Murtfeld now presents a second CD showcasing the boundless wealth of this repertoire. The pieces presented here span 150 years, ranging from sonatas by the British-born American composer Alexander Reinagle, written in 1790, to works by Roger Sessions (written around 1940), one of the most significant representatives of academic American modernism.

Jonathan Nott - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

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Jonathan Nott - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Jonathan Nott, Bamberger Symphoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 1:44:14 | 1.7 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Jonathan Nott's exceptional recordings of Gustav Mahler's symphonies are among the most impressive in the hybrid SACD format, and the 2011 release of the Symphony No. 3 in D minor follows suit. This is the longest of Mahler's symphonies, and for many years, recordings of it had been somewhat rare in the marketplace and hit or miss in execution, sometimes succeeding in conveying Mahler's mystical vision, though often succumbing to the difficulties of making such a sprawling work cohere.

Jonathan Nott - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2005) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

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Jonathan Nott - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2005) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Jonathan Nott, Bamberger Symphoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 1:12:20 | 1.22 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

For more than 50 years, Mahler's Fifth confounded its listeners. In five disparate movements arranged in three disjunct parts, the Fifth moves from grief to anger to energy to love to joy. The Fifth rushes into climaxes, collapses into silences, hurtles into abysses, and soars into spaces with such unrestrained strength and unreserved emotion that making sense of it all seemed impossible for decades. But once they got it, audiences embraced the Fifth and now, a century after its composition, the Fifth is not only one of Mahler's most popular symphonies, it is one of the most popular of all symphonies.

Jonathan Nott - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

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Jonathan Nott - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Jonathan Nott - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 1:24:15 | 1.38 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Jonathan Nott continues his very successful Mahler series with Symphony No.2. The soloists are Anne Schwanewilms soprano and Lioba Braun contralto. BBC Music Magazine described Nott’s recording of Mahler’s Symphony No.9 as “a fine achievement in a towering symphony.”

Edward Gardner, Bergen PO - Janacek: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

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Edward Gardner, Bergen PO - Janacek: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Edward Gardner, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Janacek: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 1:16:52 | 1.32 Gb
Classical | Label: Chandos / CHSA5156 / SACD

This second volume of Leos Janácek's orchestral works by the fine and sympathetic Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Edward Gardner is necessarily something of a mixed bag, with a couple of unfinished works, several pieces that more or less qualify as obscurities, and just one repertory work, the symphonic poem Taras Bulba, JW VI/15. That work from the World War I years is vintage Janácek, a programmatic evocation of scenes from Nikolai Gogol's epic novel that has the composer's trademark mixture of vividness and compression.

Eduardo Lopez Banzo - Handel's Memories - A selection from Grand Concertos op. 6 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

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Eduardo Lopez Banzo - Handel's Memories - A selection from Grand Concertos op. 6 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Eduardo López Banzo , Al Ayre Español - Handel's Memories - A selection from Grand Concertos op. 6 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 01:34:22 | 1.51 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, back, d.booklet

Something new and something borrowed. In the days that Handel lived, it was common to use an existing melody and make it your own. Handel's Grand Concertos contains a surprising quantity of newly composed material, as well as some borrowings, such as the memories or musical anecdotes, written with intense lyricism and certain sentimentality, previously absent from his instrumental music.

Wilhelm Furtwangler - Furtwangler IX - Bruckner: - Symphony no. 9, & 'Adagio' from Symphony no. 7 (2017) [24-88.2]

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Wilhelm Furtwangler - Furtwangler IX - Bruckner: - Symphony no. 9, & 'Adagio' from Symphony no. 7 (2017) [24-88.2]

Wilhelm Furtwangler - Furtwangler IX - Bruckner: - Symphony no. 9, & 'Adagio' from Symphony no. 7 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Artwork: front cover | 1:19:28 | 1.36 Gb
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals / PRD/DSD 350 125 / SACD

Wilhelm Furtwängler has left us with 112 live concert recordings. Many connoisseurs consider that his most unforgettableperformance was that of 7th October 1944 in the Berlin Beethoven-Saal, attended by Hermann Göring. The programmefeatured Bruckner’s last (unfinished) symphony, and closed with the adagio from Symphony No 7.