24 96 Beethoven

Peter Donohoe - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:36 minutes | 1.26 GB
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Celebrated international pianist Peter Donohoe continues his series of Shostakovich releases with the contrasting pairs of Piano Concertos and Piano Sonatas, works covering some four decades of the composer's creative life.
Montrose - Montrose (Deluxe Edition) (1973/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Montrose - Montrose (Deluxe Edition) (1973/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 101:19 minutes | 2,11 GB
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Rhino introduces Deluxe Editions for Montrose. Each double-disc set includes a newly remastered version of the original album, plus a bonus disc of unreleased demos, studio recordings, and live performances. Montrose feature some of the band’s most enduring music, like “Rock Candy,” “Bad Motor Scooter” and “Space Station #5.” Those two albums would help shape and influence many of the hard rock bands that followed, including Van Halen and Iron Maiden.
George Li - Live at the Mariinsky (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

George Li - Live at the Mariinsky (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:39 minutes | 1.16 GB
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This enthralling recital by the young American pianist George Li, silver medallist at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, marks his recording debut and launches a new relationship with Warner Classics. Captured at a live performance in the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg, it presents a dramatically conceived programme of works by Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt: a descent into deep darkness; re-emergence into the light, and a concluding, boisterous celebration.
London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica', Leonore Overture No. 2 (2006) [24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica', Leonore Overture No. 2 (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:04 minutes | 1,24 GB
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Beethoven took a massive stride forward in the development of the symphonic form with the 'Eroica'. Not only is the work written on an unprecedented scale, it also lays the very foundations of Romanticism in music.The symphony mirrors Beethoven's own emergence from despair and he used it to symbolize mankind's capacity for greatness. He initially dedicated the score to Napoleon whom embodied his view of greatness. However, when Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, Beethoven furiously removed the dedication from the score.
Quatuor Van Kuijk, Alphonse Cemin & Kate Lindsey - Debussy, Ravel & Chausson: Chamber Works (2017) [24/96]

Quatuor Van Kuijk, Alphonse Cemin & Kate Lindsey - Debussy, Ravel & Chausson: Chamber Works (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:53 minutes | 1.08 GB
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The first album of the quartet founded by Nicolas Van Kuijk, a programme of Mozart, was awarded a ‘Choc de Classica’ and ‘Diapason Découverte’.
Quatuor Mosaïques - Beethoven: The Late Quartets (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Quatuor Mosaïques - Beethoven: The Late Quartets (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 189:00 minutes | 3.30 GB
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The Legendary Quatuor Mosaïques celebrates its 30th anniversary with a fabulous return to disc: the immense and demanding Everest of the last string quartets of Beethoven.
James Ehnes, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romance - Schubert: Romance (2017) [24/96]

James Ehnes, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Romance - Schubert: Romance (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:17 minutes | 1.18 GB
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Beethoven’s Violin Concerto represents the supreme challenge for violinists. Far from being a virtuoso display piece, this is chamber music on a large scale, the last and greatest ‘classical’ violin concerto, giving the soloist no place to hide with a solo part that is often very exposed against sparse orchestral accompaniment. A lukewarm reception at the concerto’s premiere in 1806 led to it being forgotten until Joseph Joachim resurrected it in the 1850s and restored to its rightful position as one of the greatest and most popular concertos for the instrument. This is James Ehnes’ first recording of this concerto, and he is supported sensitively by the award winning RLPO and fellow violinist-turned-conductor, Andrew Manze. The combination of soloist, orchestra and conductor on this recording is a dream team. …

Shai Wosner - Impromptu (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Shai Wosner - Impromptu (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Shai Wosner - Impromptu (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:37 minutes | 1.19 GB
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After his wonderfully quirky and highly praised Haydn & Ligeti album, Shai Wosner returns to solo piano repertoire for his next project. As always with this artist, there is something very different on offer - Impromptus by Chopin, Dvorak, Liszt, Gershwin, and Schubert rub shoulders with Beethoven's Fantasy Op.77 - the nearest thing we have to a Beethoven 'improvisation'. The composer did indeed improvise this work at a private house performance, then went home and wrote it down from memory! Ives's Improvisations 1&3 round off an eclectic programme.
Martin Helmchen, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker & Antje Weithaas - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Trio No. 2 (2017) [24/96]

Martin Helmchen, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker & Antje Weithaas - Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata & Trio No. 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:21 minutes | 1.26 GB
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Following a first recording on Alpha devoted to Brahms which garnered much praise real duo playing said Gramophone, while Classica discerned shared music making . . . a world full of nuances and subtlety, boundless sonic imagination (Marie-Elisabeth Hecker), playing of rare intelligence (Martin Helmchen) and awarded the disc a Choc the duo is reunited.
John Coltrane - Live In Seattle (1965/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John Coltrane - Live In Seattle (1965/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:31 minutes | 1,73 GB
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John Coltrane arrived in Seattle on September 30, 1965 with his classic quartet pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones plus a couple of friends he'd run into in San Francisco a few days earlier. Seemingly on sudden impulse, Coltrane added to the band free-honking tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and multi-instrumentalist devotee of Eastern religions Donald Rafael Garrett. They were there to play a gig at the Penthouse, a jazz club at the corner of First and Cherry. The album that resulted, Live in Seattle, is such a relentlessly raw and abrasive document of late-period Coltrane that it can be a challenge to listen to the whole thing.