Beethoven Quartet - Beethoven: Strings Quartets performed by Beethoven Quartet (1970/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Beethoven Quartet - Beethoven: Strings Quartets performed by Beethoven Quartet (1970/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Beethoven Quartet - Beethoven: Strings Quartets performed by Beethoven Quartet (1970/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 481:20 minutes | 8,2 GB
Classical | Label: Melodiya, Official Digital Download

The genre of string quartet emerged in the middle of the eighteenth century as music for leisure, but the works of Haydn and Mozart turned it into a phenomenon of high art. Beethoven continued the tradition by creating sixteen string quartets between 1799 and 1826. Almost all of them were devised for the professional string quartet formed in the 1790s in Vienna and led by Ignaz Schuppanzigh. The ensemble was in the service of Prince Karl Lichnowsky and Count Andrei Razumovsky who were patrons of art, and began to perform chamber music in public concerts in the 1820s.

Susanne Hartwich-Düfel - Bach: Goldberg Variationen (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Susanne Hartwich-Düfel - Bach: Goldberg Variationen (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Susanne Hartwich-Düfel - Bach: Goldberg Variationen (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 64:37 minutes | 743 MB
Classical | Label: Sacial, Official Digital Download

The German harpsichordist and organist, Susanne Hartwich-Düfel, studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich (together with Ingrid Kasper); church Music, organ and harpsichord with Professor Hedwig Bilgam, obtaining Artist Diploma. In 1995, she was a prize-winner at the International Organ Competition Nürnberg (ION).

Schola Cantorum - Kom vinur (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Schola Cantorum - Kom vinur (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Schola Cantorum - Kom vinur (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 09:35 minutes | 171 MB
Classical | Label: Sono Luminus, Official Digital Download

Sono Luminus releases Kom vinur [SLE-70019], a world-premiere recording of two choral works by Grammy® nominated Icelandic composer María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir on texts by nonagenarian feminist poet Vilborg Dagbjartsdóttir.

Tokyo Contemporary Soloists - KAGAHI - Orchestral Works of Yūji Takahashi (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Tokyo Contemporary Soloists - KAGAHI - Orchestral Works of Yūji Takahashi (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Tokyo Contemporary Soloists - KAGAHI - Orchestral Works of Yūji Takahashi (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 02:18:03 minutes | 2,22 GB
Classical | Label: Odradek Records, Official Digital Download

A generous and carefully crafted two-albums 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.

Vicente Cueva - Jorge Grundman - Shoah (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Vicente Cueva - Jorge Grundman - Shoah (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Vicente Cueva - Jorge Grundman - Shoah (2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 56:30 minutes | 622 MB
Classical | Label: Non Profit Music, Official Digital Download

Shoah for Solo Violin and Sacred Temple was written by spanish composer Jorge Grundman (1961-) to homage the Victims of Holocaust.

Blank & Jones feat. Marcus Loeber - Silent Piano (Songs For Sleeping) (2016) [Official Digital Download]

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Blank & Jones feat. Marcus Loeber - Silent Piano (Songs For Sleeping) (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Blank & Jones - Silent Piano (Songs For Sleeping) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 59:00 | 475 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Trance duo Blank & Jones recruit pianist Marcus Loeber in these pensive works to guide in rest and reflection. “Le Grand Bleu” has all the hallmarks of a great pop song—stirring melodies and strong accompaniment—and its chilled tempo makes it perfect for relaxing at the end of a long day.

Orchestre national d'île-de-France - Wagnermania (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Orchestre national d'île-de-France - Wagnermania (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Orchestre national d'île-de-France - Wagnermania (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 87:37 minutes | 1,38 GB
Classical | Label: NoMadMusic, Official Digital Download

Why did you choose Wagner's music for your inaugural concert at the head of the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France and to start your musical adventure with the musicians?

Stefan Grasse & Corinna Schreiter - Leise flehen meine Lieder (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Stefan Grasse & Corinna Schreiter - Leise flehen meine Lieder (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Stefan Grasse & Corinna Schreiter - Leise flehen meine Lieder (2021) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 61:52 minutes | 585 MB
Classical | Label: Galileo Music Communication, Official Digital Download

One might hardly believe it, but Corinna Schreiter and Stefan Grasse are only now, after years of cooperation, presenting their first CD together.

Case Scaglione - Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 "Eroica" (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Case Scaglione - Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 "Eroica" (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Case Scaglione - Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 "Eroica" (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 48:35 minutes | 787 MB
Classical | Label: NoMadMusic, Official Digital Download

With his third symphony, Beethoven offers his contemporaries the most developed and longest score ever composed in this genre in is time.

Viviane Chassot - Bach - Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major (Arr. for Accordion) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Viviane Chassot - Bach - Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major (Arr. for Accordion) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Viviane Chassot - Bach - Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major (Arr. for Accordion) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 17:25 minutes | 306 MB
Classical | Label: Prospero Classical, Official Digital Download

My little wonder box” is what Viviane Chassot calls her patent black accordion. No wonder, because the Swiss artist plays Haydn, Mozart and Rameau on it and thus finally gets the Instrument out of the folk music drawer.

Johannes Fleischmann - EXODUS - The Men Who Shaped Hollywood (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Johannes Fleischmann - EXODUS - The Men Who Shaped Hollywood (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Johannes Fleischmann - EXODUS - The Men Who Shaped Hollywood (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 76:13 minutes | 1,42 GB
Classical | Label: Odradek Records, Official Digital Download

The 'Viennese Violinist' Johannes Fleischmann gives heartfelt and deeply insightful interpretations of the music of Erich Korngold and Eric Zeisl, Viennese composers who escaped the rise of Nazism by journeying to America shortly before the Second World War.

Ning Feng - Paganini 24 Caprices + 1 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Ning Feng - Paganini 24 Caprices + 1 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Ning Feng - Paganini 24 Caprices + 1 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/192]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 79:29 minutes | 2,65 GB
Classical | Label: Channel Classics Records, Official Digital Download

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.

Maurizio Zaccaria - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 31 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Maurizio Zaccaria - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 31 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Maurizio Zaccaria - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 31 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 01:00:46 | 847 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

As the nineteenth century began, Beethoven produced vast amounts of music, much of it involving the piano. A string of piano sonatas, all highly original compositions, were published between 1801 and 1803. The Three Sonatas, Op. 31, the culmination of this artistic outpouring, were part of an effort to bring new life to a form considered somewhat tired and old-fashioned.

Dawn Upshaw - Caroline Shaw - Narrow Sea (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Dawn Upshaw - Caroline Shaw - Narrow Sea (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dawn Upshaw - Caroline Shaw - Narrow Sea (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 28:22 minutes | 514 MB
Classical | Label: Nonesuch, Official Digital Download

Narrow Sea was written for Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gil Kalish in 2017.

Michael Brown - Noctuelles (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Michael Brown - Noctuelles (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Brown - Noctuelles (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 61:50 minutes | 997 MB
Classical | Label: First Hand Records, Official Digital Download

My apologies to Maurice Ravel, but the focus of this review will lie squarely on the music of Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951). Not that Miroirs by Maurice Ravel is not a great piece of music.