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Donald Runnicles, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1996)

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Donald Runnicles, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1996)

Donald Runnicles, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 667 Mb | Total time: 44:32+64:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | # 4509-98418-2 | Recorded: 1995

This latest version of Gluck’s masterpiece is something of a double hybrid: its starting point is the Berlioz version, which combines what Berlioz regarded as the best of the Italian original and the French revision (and using a contralto Orpheus), and then it is modified further, with a number of reorderings and some music restored, as well as revised orchestration. It isn’t very ‘authentic’, in terms of Gluck No. 1, Gluck No. 2 or Berlioz, but that of course doesn’t much matter as long as it works.

Paolo Faldi, Camerata Accademica - Benedetto e Alessandro Marcello: Arianna abbandonata & other Cantatas (2019)

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Paolo Faldi, Camerata Accademica - Benedetto e Alessandro Marcello: Arianna abbandonata & other Cantatas (2019)

Paolo Faldi, Camerata Accademica - Benedetto e Alessandro Marcello: Arianna abbandonata & other Cantatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 70:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Elegia | # 19075 | Recorded: 2019

The brothers Marcello, Alessandro and the more famous Benedetto, were born into an illustrious patrician family in Venice in 1684 and 1686 respectively. The eldest, with his eclectic talent, proved to be attracted to both the arts and the sciences from an early age; the youngest, better known as the “prince of sacred music”, was about to study the violin very young. According to legend, still children, Alessandro mocked him for his lack of talent in front of the princess of Brunswick, which made him swear to devote himself to musical studies in a zealous manner.

Double Band - Ethno Funk (2000) {VIA Jazz}

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Double Band - Ethno Funk (2000) {VIA Jazz}

Double Band - Ethno Funk (2000) {VIA Jazz}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 389MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 114MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Akos Laki was born 1967 in Senta, Yugoslavia. Between 1981 and 1990 he studied classical clarinet in Novi Sad (Yugoslavia), jazz saxophone from 1990 to 1994 in Budapest, and jazz saxophone and bass clarinet from 1995-1996 in Rotterdam (NL). In 1983 and 1986 he won the national competitions for clarinet in Skopje (Macedonia) and Ljubljana (Croatia), and in 1993 he was a finalist of the international jazz concours in Katowicze (Poland). In 1996 he was the winner of the Dutch Jazz Concours with his own Woodwind duo Double B. Akos plays with his own group Laki Latino (CD Fiesta Vojvodina), Akos Laki Trio/Quartet, Double B and Double Band together with Stansilav Mitrovic (CDs Cha-Chack Train; Ethno Funk), Klez-tetics, Global Village Orchestra, Panchito, Rhoda Scott – Akos Laki Trio, Suzanna Lubrano Band. He has also played in several musicals.

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

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Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)

Renaud Capuçon - Le violon ROI [3CDs] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Total time: 76:21+78:55+79:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564631360 | Recorded: 2001-2013

A violinist in a class of his own, Renaud Capuçon shows why he is 'Le Violon Roi'; (The Violin King) in this 3-CD collection. As the leading French violinist of his generation, Capucon records exclusively for Virgin Classics and has a rich discography. The set brings together not only some of his best and most popular performances as a soloist but as a collaborator.

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

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Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs: Dowland, Byrd, Tallis, Nicholson, Cobbold, Simpson, Jenkins (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 224 Mb | Total time: 50:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS 9196 | Recorded: 1996

The sound of choirboys singing laments and death songs had enormous appeal to our Elizabethan and Jacobean ancestors – the childish expression of adult emotion apparently sharpening the music’s poignancy. How apt, then, to hear the young Connor Burrowes perform this repertoire, and with such affecting candour and musical maturity. He’s accompanied not by a viol consort – as would have been more common – but recorders, whose inherently vocal quality weaves a light tapestry of sound. They’re particularly effective in the group of pastoral pieces, played here with charming grace and agility.

Homecoming Woodwind Ensemble - Bach: Goldberg Variations arranged by Andrei Eshpai (2006)

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Homecoming Woodwind Ensemble - Bach: Goldberg Variations arranged by Andrei Eshpai (2006)

Homecoming Woodwind Ensemble - Bach: Goldberg Variations arranged by Andrei Eshpai (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 195 Mb | Total time: 49:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Quartz Music | # QTZ2051| Recorded: 2005

Lots of other groups than the ones Bach would have known have decided they wanted a piece of him, from Stokowski's Philadelphia Orchestra to recorder consorts, brass groups, and even teams of electronic musicians. All these settings involve a degree of compromise. A string quartet, for example, brings a grammar of articulation to Bach that may give him a disagreeable accent. This project, originating in Russia, offers something of a middle ground for listeners who may enjoy the sound of Bach played by a contemporary ensemble: it has been carefully done so as to keep the structures of the Goldberg Variations front and center, with no more variety of texture than they would receive on a piano. Arranger Andrei Eshpai, whose career as a composer dates back into the Soviet era, chooses the combination of two oboes, an English horn, and a bassoon for his wind quartet – all double reeds.

Dennis Chambers - Groove And More (2013) {Soul Trade}

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Dennis Chambers - Groove And More (2013) {Soul Trade}

Dennis Chambers - Groove And More (2013) {Soul Trade}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 424MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 142MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Veteran drummer Dennis Chambers shows off on drums while teaming with top-notch talent for the funky and soulful meeting of musical minds known as "Groove and More". Having provided the rhythm for John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin and others, Dennis brings refined talent on percussion in 2013 to inspire each guest and give each song a strong foundation of energy.

Nana Vasconcelos - Fragments: Modern Tradition (1997) {Tzadik}

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Nana Vasconcelos - Fragments: Modern Tradition (1997) {Tzadik}

Nana Vasconcelos - Fragments: Modern Tradition (1997) {Tzadik}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 229MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

Fragments: Modern Tradition is a collection of compositions written by Nana Vasconcelos for six films. The music is appropriately atmospheric, and takes on a myriad of ethnic influences from around the world. Indeed, the first track "Vento Chamando Vento" sounds amazingly similar to fellow multi-ethnicists Dead Can Dance. Vasconcelos utilizes a variety of percussion instruments – cowbells, shakers and drums – to achieve the sounds of open landscapes. The album is not all space and wind, however. A fine backing band helps Vasconcelos create a number of musical textures, including the incredibly peppy "Forro Para Antero" and the poly-rhythmic "Let's Go to the Jungle."

Modern Studies - Welcome Strangers (2018)

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Modern Studies - Welcome Strangers (2018)

Modern Studies - Welcome Strangers (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 238.21 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 94.44 Mb | 40:49 | Cover
Chamber Pop | Label: Fire Records (UK) - FIRECD524

‘Welcome Strangers’ is the second record by feral pop outliers Modern Studies. Elegiac and haunted, life-giving and triumphant, this beguiling return digs deep into landscapes both real and imagined, internal and external, in a work that might perhaps best be described as “kosmiche choral” or, if we’re pushing it “arts-und-crafts-werk”. Or, put simply, glorious pop music.

Walter Beltrami - Paroxysmal Postural Vertigo (2011)

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Walter Beltrami - Paroxysmal Postural Vertigo (2011)

Walter Beltrami - Paroxysmal Postural Vertigo (2011)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 302.40 Mb | 51:26 | Cover
Fusion | Country: Italy | Label: Auand Records

Benign Paroxysmal Postural Vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder caused by problems in the inner ear. Its symptoms are repeated episodes of postural vertigo, that is, of a spinning sensation caused by changes in the position of the head, plus a huge number of psychedelic visual effects.

John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain - Is That So? (2020)

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John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain - Is That So? (2020)

John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain - Is That So? (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 298.14 Mb | 00:51:47 | Cover
Jazz, Folk, World | Label: Abstract Logix

Six years in the making, Is that So? is one of John McLaughlin's deepest and most profound musical collaborations with prolific Indian composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Joining the duo is their life-long friend and musical brother Ustad Zakir Hussain on the tabla, who has been collaborating with John since they founded Shakti in the early '70s, acknowledged by most to be the first groundbreaking crossover East-West musical group.

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1990)

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Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1990)

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - Bach: Johannes-Passion (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 448 Mb | Total time: 111:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN0507 | Recorded: 1989

Harry Christophers's account, with The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra it was recorded live in the rich acoustic of St John's Smith Square, London, in March 1989, with a chorus of eighteen and a period instrument band of twenty-one. Christophers leads a solid, warm, and effective account of the 1724 version. Ian Partridge is a distinctive and compassionate Evangelist; the unusual timbre of his elegant, mature voice often calls to mind that of Aksel Schiøtz. Once again, the singing and the playing are of a particularly high quality. Having opted for the original versions of 'Betrachte meine Seel' and 'Erwäge', Christophers makes extensive use of the lute as a continuo instrument in other portions of the Passion.

Wolfgang Helbich, Barockorchester Bremen, Alsfelder Vokalensemble - Bach: Apocryphal St. Luke Passion (1997)

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Wolfgang Helbich, Barockorchester Bremen, Alsfelder Vokalensemble - Bach: Apocryphal St. Luke Passion (1997)

Wolfgang Helbich, Barockorchester Bremen, Alsfelder Vokalensemble - Bach: Apocryphal St. Luke Passion (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 470 Mb | Total time: 106:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 293-2 | Recorded: 1996

…The only source for the `St. Luke Passion' is a score copy begun by Johann Sebastian Bach and completed by his son Carl Phillip Emanuel….Wolfgang Helbich is a persuasive advocate of the score. Good sound, texts and translations.

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Bach: Passio secundum Johannem BWV 245 Version II (1725) (2000)

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Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Bach: Passio secundum Johannem BWV 245 Version II (1725) (2000)

Peter Neumann, Collegium Cartusianum, Kölner Kammerchor - Bach: Passio secundum Johannem BWV 245 Version II (1725) (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 508 Mb | Total time: 114:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 332 0983-2 | Recorded: 1999

Peter Neumann ist der erste, dessen Aufnahme die zweite Fassung der ›Johannes-Passion‹ in einem Durchlauf hören läßt. Dies ist insofern wichtig, als durch die Änderungen die Aspekte ›Schuld‹ und ›Sünde‹ stärker akzentuiert werden, die theologische Aussage des Werks also in eine etwas andere Richtung weist. Das eigentlich Bemerkenswerte der vorliegenden Einspielung ist der Einsatz einer großen Kirchenorgel als Continuoinstrument, was den Arien und Chorälen eine ganz eigene Färbung verleiht.

3Quietmen & Stefano Battaglia - Bartokosmos (2009) {Auand Records}

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3Quietmen & Stefano Battaglia - Bartokosmos (2009) {Auand Records}

3Quietmen & Stefano Battaglia - Bartokosmos (2009) {Auand Records}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 290MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

3Quietmen is a young Italian trio that draws inspiration from composer Bela Bartok's Mikrokosmos, a prominent work consisting of 153 piano pieces. Fellow countryman and revered modern jazz pianist Stefano Battaglia joins the band for these pieces that waver between jazz and groove-based abstractions, shaded with electronics. It's a polytonal feast for the ears, as the musicians execute circular mini-motifs and cunning paradigm shifts, punchy ostinatos and brawny group-centric interplay. Battaglia occasionally calms the waters via airy, jazz-based phrasings and swirling chord progressions, while offering counterpoint to trumpeter Ramon Moro's searing notes. The classical inferences are subliminal and faint, and the artists occasionally skirt the free zone. On "Quietman Hymn," Battaglia and Moro render a supple and memorably melodic theme atop the rhythm section's gentle pulse and accenting tonalities.