24 96 Beethoven

Snorre Kirk - Beat (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 18, 2018
Snorre Kirk - Beat (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Snorre Kirk - Beat (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:18 minutes | 856 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

"Beat" contains eight of Snorre’s own tracks, as well as an anomaly in the form of a piece by bassist Juan Tizol (of Duke Ellington’s Orchestra) - the seldom heard and even more rarely performed piece, Zanzibar. “It’s certainly not a coincidence that the number is included,” Snorre explains. “I’ve been working on some of jazz’s more exotic pieces, so crossing paths with Tizol was inevitable. His ‘Caravan’ from 1936 created a school in itself, and his ability as one of the first to create music inspired by, for example – Latin music – is unparalleled.” Zanzibar had fallen by the wayside for incomprehensible reasons, but is, like Snorre’s own music, pure joy. Glowing with colorful ele- ments, Zanzibar is a gem of a composition, and Snorre has felt a responsibility to keep it alive, while also using it as inspiration.
Sopwith Camel - The Sopwith Camel (1967/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sopwith Camel - The Sopwith Camel (1967/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 26:05 minutes | 513 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1967 album including one bonus track. Sopwith Camel released their first and only album on the Kama Sutra Records label. The band's only hit single, "Hello, Hello", became the first hit title to emerge from the San Francisco rock scene. The band was unable to follow up the success of their album and hit single and disbanded later in 1967. Talking Elephant.

Gabrielle - Under My Skin (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 17, 2018
Gabrielle - Under My Skin (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Gabrielle - Under My Skin (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:49 minutes | 968 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

2018 release, the first album in 11 years from the British vocalist. The release of Under My Skin marks 25 years since the release of her debut single, 'Dreams'. The #1 single stormed the charts all over Europe and Australia, going gold in the UK and cementing Gabrielle as one of the most exciting new names in pop music. Two and a half decades later, Under My Skin, is sure to remind the world of Gabrielle's signature, heart-warming, soul-stirring voice.
Death Cab for Cutie - Thank You For Today (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Death Cab for Cutie - Thank You For Today (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:28 minutes | 843 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

"Thank You for Today" was produced and mixed by Rich Costey (Fiona Apple, Franz Ferdinand, Muse), who also produced the band's last album the GRAMMY® nominated "KINTSUGI." "Thank You for Today" marks the first Death Cab for Cutie release to see long time bandmates Gibbard, Nick Harmer, and Jason McGerr joined in the studio by new members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (My Brightest Diamond, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Gnarls Barkley). Depper and Rae have both been part of Death Cab's touring band since 2015.
Neil Diamond - Hot August Night III (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Neil Diamond - Hot August Night III (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 2:22:13 | 3.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover+digital booklet

Los Angeles – June 22, 2018 – On August 17, Capitol/UMe will celebrate one of the century’s most electrifying live albums, with the release of Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night Ill, a live concert DVD/CD Blu-Ray multi-disc set. Hot August Night Ill chronicles Diamond’s triumphant return to the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012.The magical evening was Diamond’s 40th anniversary celebration of the original multiplatinum-selling Hot August Night collection that was recorded at the very same venue in 1972.
Yo-Yo Ma - Six Evolutions - Bach Cello Suites (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yo-Yo Ma - Six Evolutions - Bach Cello Suites (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 2:13:05 | 2.33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

“What power does this music possess that even today, after 300 years, it continues to help us navigate through troubled times?” This is the question that Yo-Yo Ma posed on his website ahead of this release. It’s one that he wonderfully answers in his third recording of Bach’s six cello suites, still among the greatest works for the solo instrument. The music weaves an unbreakable spell over its performers and, however many times it’s played, continues to inspire thanks to the profundity of its message and its deeply moving humanity. This is Ma’s most probing and expressive recording to date, and a reminder of his supreme artistry.
Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas No. 1, 10 & 5 "Spring" (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lorenzo Gatto & Julien Libeer - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas No. 1, 10 & 5 "Spring" (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:22 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

‘Building on the success of their first disc of Beethoven violin sonatas (ALPHA240), which won a Diapason d’Or of the year (the magazine hailed ‘the birth of a great duo’) and ‘Choc’ de Classica, Lorenzo Gatto and Julien Libeer continue their complete recording of the cycle. ‘Beethoven’s sonatas have become the core of our musical lives. Rehearsed, tried out in concert, given a rest, rehearsed again.’
George Szell - Brahms: Smyphony No. 3, Op. 90 & Haydn Variations, Op. 56a (1964/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

George Szell - Brahms: Smyphony No. 3, Op. 90 & Haydn Variations, Op. 56a (1964/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:00 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The time when performers and composers had personal mottoes – Wieniawski's "Il faut risquer" (I must risk it), Joachim's "Frei aber einsam" (Free but lonely), Brahms' "Frei aber froh" (Free but happy) – is long since past, but still such mottoes are more than just biographical curiosities: there are at least two very well-recognized musical encryptions of those mottoes. Schumann, Albert Dietrich, and Brahms put their collective talents together to compose the "F-A-E" Sonata as a gift for Joachim, and, when Brahms came up with his own motto, he decided to use the pitches of its initials – F-A-F – as the motto theme for his Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90.
Emanuel Ax - Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (1984/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Emanuel Ax - Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (1984/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:18 minutes | 791 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Pianist Emanuel Ax was born in Lvov, Poland, and performs in recital and with major symphony orchestras around the world. He appears regularly at the BBC Proms, Blossom Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Mostly Mozart Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, and Ravinia Festival, among many others. Frequent chamber music performance collaborators include Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, and Young Uck Kim.
Kevin Short - Mephistopheles & Other Bad Guys (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kevin Short, Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra, & Lawrence Foster - Mephistopheles & Other Bad Guys (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:01 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In opera, specific voice types are often associated with certain types of characters. Numerous and diverse associations exist also for the bass voice, who can be a father, a villain, an elderly man, a religious figure, a comic character- or, indeed, a combination of the above. One recurring association for this voice type, however, deserves particular attention: that with evil, wicked, even diabolical characters. It is on that immensely fascinating association that this collection of arias is focused. The nineteen selections- composed by Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Wagner, Meyerbeer, Berlioz, Gounod, Offenbach, Verdi, Boito, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky and Getty- take us on a journey through a period spanning some two hundred years, exploring how composers working in diverse national and institutional contexts and writing in an array of styles and genres exploited the bass voice to engage with the depiction of such characters.