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Ilker Arcayürek & Simon Lepper - The Path of Life (2021)

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Ilker Arcayürek & Simon Lepper - The Path of Life (2021)

Ilker Arcayürek & Simon Lepper - The Path of Life (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 227 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:06:47
Classical, Vocal | Label: Prospero Classical

When Ilker Arcayürek and his pianist Simon Lepper conceived the album “The Path of Life”, it was important to them that it should not be a portrait of a singer and thus another “Best of Schubert” selection, but that a story should be told. The “programme” consists of five chapters, which are seen as stages of life: Love, Longing, Search for Inner Peace, Resignation, Redemption. Playful and in love, the cycle begins. Piningly follows the section of “longing”. Love alone does not fulfil the lyrical figure, which is why “Auf der Bruck” introduces an escape from existence and the “search for inner peace”. The lyrical I wanders, initially seeking happiness in nature and coming to the realisation in “Laughing and Crying” and “The Wanderer” that no matter where one turns, happiness is short-lived and elusive. Heartbreaking reflection is followed by a farewell to friends and life, before the epilogue is intoned with “Des Fischers Liebesglück”. Similarities to the “Leiermann” at the end of “Winterreise” are not coincidental.

Andrè Schuen & Daniel Heide - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (2021)

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Andrè Schuen & Daniel Heide - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (2021)

Andrè Schuen & Daniel Heide - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:08 | 163 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Andrè Schuen releases his debut album on DG after signing as an exclusive artist 2020. Together with his partner pianist Daniel Heide, he performs Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin. Andrè and Daniel have been performing together since Andrè’s early twenties, next to their stellar musical performance they are sparking with enthusiasm and wit in conversation with each other and the audience.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Nora Fischer - Louis Andriessen: The only one (2021)

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Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Nora Fischer - Louis Andriessen: The only one (2021)

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Nora Fischer - Louis Andriessen: The only one (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 101 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 48 Mb | 00:20:55
Classical, Vocal | Label: Nonesuch Records

Louis Andriessen’s The only one will be released on Nonesuch Records on March 5, 2021. This world premiere performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic was commissioned by the LA Phil with generous support from the MaddocksBrown Fund for New Music as part of its centennial celebrations. Recorded live in May 2019 at Walt Disney Concert Hall and conducted by LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen with solo vocalist Nora Fischer, The only one is available for pre-order now.

Sandrine Piau, Orchestre Victor Hugo & Jean-François Verdier - Clair-Obscur (2021)

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Sandrine Piau, Orchestre Victor Hugo & Jean-François Verdier - Clair-Obscur (2021)

Sandrine Piau, Orchestre Victor Hugo & Jean-François Verdier - Clair-Obscur (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 00:50:42 | 119 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

‘The dreamer! That double of our existence, that chiaroscuro of the thinking being’, wrote Gaston Bachelard in 1961. ‘The old is dying, the new cannot be born, and in that chiaroscuro, monsters appear’, adds Antonio Gramsci. Sandrine Piau has chosen to use these two quotations as an epigraph to her new recording: ‘My family and friends know about this obsession that never leaves me completely. The antagonism between light and darkness. The chiaroscuro, the space in between…’ This programme, recorded with the Orchestre Victor Hugo under its conductor Jean-François Verdier, who is also principal clarinettist of the Paris Opéra, travels between the chilly Rhenish forest of Waldgespräch, a ballad by Zemlinsky composed for soprano and small ensemble in 1895, the night of the first of Berg’s Seven Early Songs (1905-08), and the sunlight of Richard Strauss’s Morgen, which are followed by the Four Last Songs, composed in 1948, the first two of which, Frühling and September (evoking spring and autumn respectively) are also, as Sandrine Piau concludes, ‘the seasons of life’.

Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Corrado Rovaris, I Virtuosi Italiani - Rossini: Amici e Rivali (2020)

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Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Corrado Rovaris, I Virtuosi Italiani - Rossini: Amici e Rivali (2020)

Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Corrado Rovaris, I Virtuosi Italiani - Rossini: Amici e Rivali (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 364 Mb | Total time: 79:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029526947 | Recorded: 2019

Two of today’s most brilliant tenors, Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee, strike sparks off each other as they celebrate the star tenors of Rossini’s time, such as Andrea Nozzari, Giovanni David, and Manuel García. Amici e Rivali – ‘Friends and Rivals’ – comprises arias, duets and trios from seven of the composer’s operas, including the ever-popular Il barbiere di Siviglia and the rarely heard Ricciardo e Zoraide. The ‘duelling tenors’ are joined by the effervescent Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, the prize-winning young Spanish tenor Xabier Anduaga, I Virtuosi Italiani and conductor Corrado Rovaris.

Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse - La vanità del Mondo: Oratorio Arias (2020)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse - La vanità del Mondo: Oratorio Arias (2020)

Philippe Jaroussky, Artaserse - La vanità del Mondo: Oratorio Arias (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 356 Mb | Total time: 73:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029517929 | Recorded: 2020

Philippe Jaroussky brings his musical and dramatic powers to a programme of music from Italian oratorios of the baroque era, including five arias in world premiere recordings. La vanità del mondo, takes it's name from an oratorio by Pietro Torri and among the other composers are Händel, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Hasse, Fago and Caldara. "I think composers of this period often give of their best when setting the great stories of the Old Testament," says Jaroussky. "And if oratorio stories are more static than opera, they allow for deeper reflection on the place of mankind in the universe. I think that resonates with particular intensity in 2020, a year of pandemic."

Kadri Tegelmann, Maarten Ornstein & Mike Fentross - Laula! (2021)

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Kadri Tegelmann, Maarten Ornstein & Mike Fentross - Laula! (2021)

Kadri Tegelmann, Maarten Ornstein & Mike Fentross - Laula! (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 206 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:53:26
Classical, Vocal | Label: Zefir Records

Laula! is the third album by Mike Fentross and Maarten Ornstein; following our debut duo album, Oblivion Soave and having worked with Rima Khcheich on our second album Ombre de Mon Amant, we are once again collaborating with an extraordinary singer — the Estonian mezzo-soprano Kadri Tegelmann. She is not only a superb interpreter of the Baroque music, as featured here, but she also introduced us to the deep and rich tradition of Baltic vocal music with its many folksongs, hymns and chants.

Anna Lucia Richter, Ensemble Claudiana & Luca Pianca - Il delirio della passione (2021)

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Anna Lucia Richter, Ensemble Claudiana & Luca Pianca - Il delirio della passione (2021)

Anna Lucia Richter, Ensemble Claudiana & Luca Pianca - Il delirio della passione (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 347 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:02:23
Classical, Vocal | Label: Pentatone

Anna Lucia Richter returns to PENTATONE after her acclaimed Schubert album Heimweh with Il delirio della passione; a recording full of Monteverdi treasures, from heart-wrenching opera scenes (Lamento d’Arianna, ‘Pur ti miro’ from Poppea and the Prologue of L’orfeo) and religious music (Confitebor) to bucolic songs (Si dolce è il tormento). Richter works together with Ensemble Claudiana and Luca Pianca, one of the most eminent Monteverdi interpreters of our age.

Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque

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Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque

Cecilia Bartoli - Queen of Baroque (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 78:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 485 1275 | Recorded: 1991-2017

A collection of the very best of Bartoli's treasured recordings of musical delights and discoveries of the 17th and 18th century. Featuring two previously unreleased world premiere recordings of forgotten jewels by Leonardo Vinci and Agostino Steffani. With guest appearances from Philippe Jaroussky, June Anderson, Franco Fagioli and Sol Gabetta.

Cher - Chér (1966) & Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves (1971) [2002, Reissue]

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Cher - Chér (1966) & Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves (1971) [2002, Reissue]

Cher - Chér (1966) & Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves (1971) [2002, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:01:04 | 535,40 Mb
Label: Landy Star Music (RUS) | Released: 2002 (1966/1971)

"Chér" is the eponymous 3d studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released on September 1966 by Imperial. Cher collaborates again with Sonny Bono, with Harold Battiste and with Stan Ross. The album is by-and-large a covers album and contains only one song written by Bono. This album was a moderate commercial success, charted #59 on the Billboard Chart. "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" is the 7th studio album by American singer-actress Cher, released in September 1971 by Kapp Records. For this album, Cher left her husband Sonny Bono to produce the album, and for the first time she collaborated with Snuff Garrett and with Al Capps for the arrangements. The album was retitled after the success of the single of the same name. It received positive reviews from critics, and the RIAA certified it Gold on July 2, 1972. The album was her first and most successful album of the 70s. Two singles were released from the album, "The Way of Love" and "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves", both reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)

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Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)

Celine Dion - Encore Un Soir (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Full Scans ~ 65 Mb | 00:45:14 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Chanson, Vocal | Columbia / Sony Music #88985337172

Celine Dion began work on Encore un Soir in the summer of 2015 when her husband Rene Angelil was quite ill. He passed away in January 2016, around the midpoint of the sessions, so it could stand to reason the album was a way for Dion to work through her grief, but this French-language record isn't quite as simple as that. For one, Dion's art isn't strictly autobiographical; she may pour herself into her performances but a correlation between her personal life and her recordings isn't easy to draw. Secondly, Encore un Soir is evenly divided between pop tunes and ballads, not too dissimilar from her usual albums. That said, there's a certain sense of restraint and deliberateness to Encore un Soir that does give it an emotional pull.

Straight No Chaser - Six Pack: Volume 3 (2017)

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Straight No Chaser - Six Pack: Volume 3 (2017)

Straight No Chaser - Six Pack: Volume 3 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 157 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 70 Mb
Full Scans | 00:19:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Vocal, Acapella | Atlantic / ATCO Records #561624-2

Indiana's Straight No Chaser is an all-male a cappella ensemble known for their sophisticated vocal harmonies and popular holiday-themed albums. Taking an unconventional approach from their beginnings at Indiana University in 1996, the male a cappella ensemble Straight No Chaser worked up a repertoire that included not only traditional songs, but also modern pop tunes performed without the use of instruments. Various local performances, including a storied early-morning appearance at the university's annual 36-hour dance marathon, caught the public's attention and helped the ensemble gather a fan base on campus. The original lineup of the group released several albums, toured the Midwest, and even competed nationally at Carnegie Hall before the students graduated and went their separate ways.

Dionne Warwick - Friends In Love (1982) [2001, Japan] {K2 24bit Mastering}

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Dionne Warwick - Friends In Love (1982) [2001, Japan] {K2 24bit Mastering}

Dionne Warwick - Friends In Love (1982) [2001, Japan] {K2 24bit Mastering}
R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock, Westcoast AOR | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 43:04 | 644,16 Mb
Label: Arista/BMG Funhouse, Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# BVCM-37275 | Released: 2001-11-21 (1982-04-14)

"Friends in Love" is Dionne Warwick's 3rd studio album for the Arista label. It was recorded during the winter of 1981-1982 and was released that spring on April 14, 1982. The LP was originally issued as number AL 9585 in the Arista Catalog. The album rose to #87 on the Billboard album chart, selling approximately 200,000 US copies. Songs on the album include the title track, a duet with singer Johnny Mathis, which made the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #38, in addition to charting on the Billboard R&B and adult contemporary charts at #22 and #5, respectively. A follow-up single, "For You", peaked at #14 on the Adult Contemporary chart. This album also contains the Cynthia Weil / Barry Mann song "Never Gonna Let You Go", which would become a hit the following year for Brazilian musician Sérgio Mendes.

Sharon Isbin & Isabel Leonard - Alma Española (2017)

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Sharon Isbin & Isabel Leonard - Alma Española (2017)

Sharon Isbin & Isabel Leonard - Alma Española (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 Mb | 01:06:22
Classical, Vocal | Label: Bridge Records

ALMA ESPAÑOLA presents GRAMMY Award-winning singer Isabel Leonard and GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin in an all-Spanish recording for voice and guitar, including twelve arrangements by Ms. Isbin in their premiere recordings. Duos by Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, Agustín Lara and Joaquín Rodrigo, with guitar solos by Granados and Tárrega, are heard in performances that evoke the rich and magnificent tradition of Spain. The Philadelphia Inquirer described Leonard & Isbin's performance as “Feasts of beautifully sculpted phrases… glimpses of heaven", and The New York Times referred to the “Soulful depth" of their interpretations. The collaboration of Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin brings together one of today's brightest vocal stars, heard on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, and Paris Opera, with a guitar virtuoso acclaimed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time."

Vicki Brown - Vicki Brown (1987)

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Vicki Brown - Vicki Brown (1987)

Vicki Brown - Vicki Brown (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 217 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 104 Mb
Full Scans ~ 80 Mb | 00:43:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal, Pop | RCA #PD 71514

Vicky Brown's debut album, produced by Tom Parker, who previously worked with her in The New London Chorale. Vicki Brown was an English pop, rock and contemporary classical singer. She was a member of both The Vernons Girls and The Breakaways and was the first wife of fellow singer and musician Joe Brown and mother of the singer Sam Brown. In 1979 Brown began recording with The New London Chorale and the group's popularity with the Dutch people paved the way for Brown's solo success in the Netherlands. As a session and live vocalist, Vicki worked with Jon Lord, Roger Waters, Alvin Lee, Chris Farlowe, Steve Marriott, Cerrone, Gary Moore, Yvonne Keeley, Eric Burdon, Pink Floyd, Bryan Ferry, Olivia Newton-John, Robert Palmer, Elton John, amongst other artists.