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Simon Mulligan - Beethoven Bagatelles & Variations (2020)

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Simon Mulligan - Beethoven Bagatelles & Variations (2020)

Simon Mulligan - Beethoven Bagatelles & Variations (2020)
FLAC tracks | 64:07 | 189 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Steinway and Sons

Simon Mulligan is an important pianist, particularly well known as an accompanist for some of the world's leading violinists.Mulligan began studying piano as a child and earned a position as a Music Scholar at St. Paul's School, London. He was a student of Alexander Kelly at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Jacques Rouvier at the Paris Conservatory. Others he counts as his mentors include Alfred Brendel (with whom he studied Beethoven by special invitation), Charles Rosen, Dmitri Bashkirov, Alexis Weissenberg, and Murray Perahia.He made his debut at the Barbican Centre in London at the age of 19, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. His compact disc debut was in music of Bohuslav Martinu under the baton of the Sir Yehudi Menuhin. He appeared frequently with the great musician and humanitarian, and took part in what would be Lord Menuhin's final concert in Düsseldorf, Germany, in March, 1999.Mulligan has made solo and chamber music compact discs, including Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Alexis Weissenberg's Sonate en Etat de Jazz, and his own composition, Suite for Piano and Orchestra.

Anne Bisson - Keys to My Heart (2020)

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Anne Bisson - Keys to My Heart (2020)

Anne Bisson - Keys to My Heart (2020)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 00:51:24 | 121 / 254 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz / Label: Camilio Records

After a successful and diverse career of more than 20 years in almost every corner of the entertainment world, Anne Bisson returned to her first love, jazz, by releasing in 2009, Blue Mind, an album which brilliantly showcased her talents and musical creativity. Critics were unanimous, praising Anne Bisson as a natural jazz artist. With 35,000 albums in sales, she now releases a new album on which she is joined in the studio with two Los Angeles 'Jazz Giants', Joe LaBarbera on drums and Darek Oleskiewicz on acoustic bass.

Stephan MacLeod, Werner Güra & Gli Angeli Genève - Bach: Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 (2020)

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Stephan MacLeod, Werner Güra & Gli Angeli Genève - Bach: Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 (2020)

Stephan MacLeod, Werner Güra & Gli Angeli Genève - Bach: Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:40:08 | 777 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Claves Records

This recording was made in April 2019 at the Ernest-Ansermet Studio in Geneva, after five concerts in Switzerland during the preceding days. The desire to be as faithful as possible to the rhythm of the drama of the Passion and to the evidence of the musical sequences, which is easier to feel during a live performance than in front of the relative abstraction of the microphones, as well as a non-negligible time constraint (three and a half days in the studio for a work of 160 minutes), pushed us to record long takes, sometimes including up to 10 or 12 minutes of music, thus getting as close as possible to the feeling of a concert.

Tenebrae & Nigel Short - Couperin Leçons de Ténèbres - Gesualdo Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday (2020)

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Tenebrae & Nigel Short - Couperin Leçons de Ténèbres - Gesualdo Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday (2020)

Tenebrae & Nigel Short - Couperin Leçons de Ténèbres - Gesualdo Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:17:00 | 309 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Signum Classics

Some of the most atmospheric music from the numerous Liturgical settings in Holy Week is that composed for the Office of Tenebrae. Victorias are the most well-known, but equally beautiful and arguably more dramatic are the settings composed by Gesualdo and Couperin. The Gesualdo is intense with the Couperin atmospheric, yet both compliment each other perfectly on another world-class recording from Tenebrae. Described as phenomenal (The Times) and devastatingly beautiful (Gramophone Magazine), award-winning choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the worlds leading vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision. These are Tenebrae's core values and with their continued dedication to performance of the highest quality, Tenebrae's vision is to deliver dramatic programming, flawless performances and unforgettable experiences, allowing audiences around the world to be moved by the power and intimacy of the human voice.

Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne & Cong Su - The Last Emperor (1987) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne & Cong Su - The Last Emperor (1987) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne & Cong Su - The Last Emperor (1987)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

XLD | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 218 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, World, Ethnic | Label: Virgin | # CDVP 2485, 0777 7 86029 2 7 | 00:50:25

Ex-Talking Head David Byrne and actor/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (who co-starred in the film) each get a side of this beautiful score to Bernardo Bertolucci's Academy Award-winning film, and each took home Oscars and Grammys for their efforts.

Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - Handel Messiah, HWV 56 (1742 Version) (2020)

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Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - Handel Messiah, HWV 56 (1742 Version) (2020)

Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - Handel Messiah, HWV 56 (1742 Version) (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 2:16:55 | 706 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Accentus Music

Handel's 'Messiah' is one of the most sung oratorios in the world and its great choruses and arias can be heard on countless classical collections. From its premiere to the present day, this great sacred work enjoys almost unbroken popularity and has always fascinated audiences and musicians alike. In the chapter "Resurrection of George Frideric Handel" of his book "Decisive Moments in History", Stefan Zweig provides a particularly colourful description of Handel’s "Messiah". Starting from the fresh spirit of the work, he creates a lively story that lets the reader look over his shoulder as he composes the work. In it, he illustrates the timelessness and special position of this great composition in the context of music history. In September 2019, the choir and orchestra of the Gaechinger Cantorey, under the direction of their principal conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann, got to the bottom of this singular work and, together with an excellent quintet of soloists, recorded this stirring and masterly interpretation.

Artenovum - Art Of Dreams (2019)

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Artenovum - Art Of Dreams (2019)

Artenovum - Art Of Dreams (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 640 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 238 MB | Front cover
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo, New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Freebeat Music Records

Artenovum is back with his fourth album "Art of Dreams", released on Freebeat Music Records. You will discover 20 brand-new songs full of esprit, rich in details and character. Artenovum takes the listener on a new journey to the world of his unique sound. This time you will hear fantastic mystic voices in a fusion of modern electronic and experimental sounds, atmospheric soundscapes, traditional world instruments embedded in deep synthesizer pads, guitars and wonderful melodies on beautiful downbeat grooves. Songwriter and producer Frank Doberitz is well known for his unique sound and is part of a new generation of modern chillout music scene and appears on many compilations. Take part in and enjoy Artenovum's "Art of Dreams" - a chill lounge journey from ambient to electronic deep moods music.

Zuill Bailey, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra - Walton: Cello Concerto - Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184 (2020)

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Zuill Bailey, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra - Walton: Cello Concerto - Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184 (2020)

Zuill Bailey, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra - Walton: Cello Concerto - Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35, TrV 184 (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:09:24 | 288 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Steinway and Sons

Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony join cellist Zuill Bailey in live performances of the great tone poem Don Quixote by Richard Strauss and William Walton’s rhapsodic cello concerto.

Paolo Fresu Quintet - ReWanderlust (feat. Erwin Vann) (2020)

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Paolo Fresu Quintet - ReWanderlust (feat. Erwin Vann) (2020)

Paolo Fresu Quintet - ReWanderlust (feat. Erwin Vann) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:04:55 | 358 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Tuk Music

A 1997 historical recording now available with a new mastering. The "Italian" quintet here with an international guest, at the top of a wonderful carrier. Stunning.

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

Ryuichi Sakamoto & VA - The Sheltering Sky: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:51:41
Soundtrack, Modern Classical, Ethnic Fusion | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2652

A varied soundtrack album that manages to weave in a little variation from the traditional type of motion picture scoring indulged in here by Sakamoto. Part of the reason for the variation is that only twelve of the album's 21 tracks are by Sakamoto – several are source music, others were composed by Richard Horowitz. The diversity thus makes for a more interesting album than might have been had from variations on the main minor-key "Sheltering Sky" theme (presented here in orchestrated and piano-based versions.) It also breaks away from the sound of Sakamoto's recordings, strong material that suffers from a certain digital harshness in the strings. Horowitz' part in this is in stepping away from traditional Western scoring and using Middle Eastern elements for score structures – something that's very effective indeed on "Fever Ride" with its blend of Moroccan and Spanish elements. Where Sakamoto easily sketches panorama with his music, Horowitz sketches in mystery. The local source music, too, adds to this, giving the album a grounding in the real world that completes the overall structure. An excellent album that can easily be recommended for more than just soundtrack aficionados.

Paul Popiel, University of Kansas Wind Ensemble - Freedom from Fear (2020)

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Paul Popiel, University of Kansas Wind Ensemble - Freedom from Fear (2020)

Paul Popiel, University of Kansas Wind Ensemble - Freedom from Fear (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:01:08 | 251 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

Contemporary American music for wind band continues to offer a rich combination of colour and variety. David Maslanka was one of the most prolific and admired of all wind band composers, and in Liberation he utilises plainchant in a moving exploration of death, the afterlife and the continuance of hope. Inspired by Walt Whitman, Aaron Perrines In the Open Air, In the Silent Lines creates a rich sense of space, while Kevin Walczyks moving Symphony No. 5: Freedom from Fear Images from the Shoreline is unified by its themes of adoption, segregation and immigration.

Éric Le Sage, Quatuor Strada - Brahms: Quatuors à cordes, quintette pour piano et cordes Vol.6 (Live) (2020)

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Éric Le Sage, Quatuor Strada - Brahms: Quatuors à cordes, quintette pour piano et cordes  Vol.6 (Live) (2020)

Éric Le Sage, Quatuor Strada - Brahms: Quatuors à cordes, quintette pour piano et cordes Vol.6 (Live) (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 02:12:43 | 600 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: B Records

Pour Johannes Brahms, l’essence et la spécificité même de la musique de chambre se nichaient dans le quatuor à cordes, et la forme lui inspirait tant de respect et d’exigence qu’il brûla par dizaines ses premiers essais en la matière. C’est dire si les trois quatuors réunis ici, auquel s’adjoint naturellement le sublime quintette avec piano, représentent la substantifique moelle de l'oeuvre du grand "Viennois", un magique point d’orgue dans cette exceptionnelle intégrale Brahms dans le cadre de série de concerts de "La Belle Saison".

Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)

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Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)

Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 170 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Kritzerland | # KR 20031-0 | 00:31:42

Kritzerland is proud to present a world premiere CD release: "ODE TO BILLY JOE" Composed and Conducted by Michel Legrand. “Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge”. In 1967, Billie Joe jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge was one of the hottest topics of that summer, all over the world. The fact that it all had to do with a surprise number one hit song shows the power of great storytelling. Everyone was conjecturing what it was that was thrown off the Tallahatchie Bridge and why Billie Joe had killed himself. It became part of popular culture almost instantly. The song garnered eight Grammy nominations, winning three for Gentry and one for arranger Jimmie Haskell. Nine years later, Warner Bros. decided to turn the song into a feature film and hired author Herman Raucher (Summer of ’42) to do so. Max Baer, Jr. directed and produced the film – he was, at the time, best known for playing Jethro Bodine on the hit TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Young actors Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor were cast in the leads, along with Joan Hotchkiss, James Best (giving a sensitive and wonderful performance), and others. Raucher changed the spelling of Billie to Billy and his screenplay fleshed out the events of the song, and gave the audience the reason for Billy Joe’s jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002

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John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002

John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 327 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 143 Mb
Label: DISKY/EMI | # SI 905157 | 01:02:24 | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Soundtracks, Easy Listening, Jazz, Instrumental, Orchestral

Born John Barry Prendergast to a father who owned a cinema and a mother who played piano, all the elements were in place for John to develop his career as he did. Even when he had to do national service, he managed to secure a job as an army bandsman, so he managed to use that period to hone his craft. John first came to prominence via his recording of Hit and miss, which became the theme to the TV show Jukebox jury. Famous as his TV theme became, John's most famous hit is the James Bond theme. This particular compilation, as its title suggests, focuses on John's recordings for EMI. Many of these recordings date from the early to mid sixties, but there are a few from the nineties too. Most of the tracks are instrumentals, but there are also three Shirley Bassey tracks (Goldfinger, Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Diamonds are forever) and a Matt Monro track (Born free) in which John was involved. Two of the Shirley Bassey tracks are famous, but I'd not heard the other one before buying this CD. It was apparently intended as the theme for Thunderball but was dropped in favor of the Tom Jones song Thunderball. There are 25 tracks altogether and the CD comes with a nice booklet. By no means a definitive John Barry compilation, this does at least contain all those early sixties tracks that I particularly wanted and showcases John's versatility as a composer and arranger. Sadly, John died early in 2011 but his legacy in the history of cinematic music is assured.

VA - Singing With Swing Vol.1 (2020)

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VA - Singing With Swing Vol.1 (2020)

VA - Singing With Swing Vol.1 (2020)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 01:17:58 | 182 / 532 Mb
Genre: Jazz Latin / Label: Irma Records

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful Singing With Swing Vol.1 singers like Lo Greco Bros, Papik, Sicania Soul and many more!