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Kammerorchester Basel - Bologna 1666 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kammerorchester Basel - Bologna 1666 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:24 minutes | 1.36 GB
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The multiple award-winning recordings of the Kammerorchester Basel are a genuine asset to the record market. With “Bologna 1666” they take their listeners on a musical journey to what was probably the most important musical centre of 17th-century Italy. Founded in 1666, the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, one of Italy’s oldest academies of music, influenced the musical life of its times far beyond the borders of Italy itself. It is thus all the more astonishing that with few exceptions, such as Giuseppe Torelli or Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, most of its composers have fallen into oblivion. For this recording, the Kammerorchester Basel, headed by its concert-mistress Julia Schröder, have unearthed outstanding masterpieces.
Fretwork & Simon Callow - Orlando Gough: The World Encompassed (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Fretwork & Simon Callow - Orlando Gough: The World Encompassed (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:58 minutes | 1.49 GB
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During his journey to circumnavigate the globe Sir Francis Drake took four viol players with him, who played both for his devotions and to the native peoples around the world that they encountered.
David Benoit - The Steinway Sessions (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

David Benoit - The Steinway Sessions (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:17 minutes | 1,21 GB
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The Steinway Sessions is Grammy-nominated pianist, composer and arranger David Benoit’s first ever solo piano record and to mark the occasion, he has chosen a repertoire of songs that are closely associated with him and his concert repertoire. This album contains several well-known covers, including Elton John’s Your Song and Linus and Lucy by Vince Guaraldi, as well as many of Benoit’s own compositions.
Simone Dinnerstein - Mozart in Havana (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Simone Dinnerstein - Mozart in Havana (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:17 minutes | 1.01 GB
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Mozart in Havana is a musical collaboration between Simone Dinnerstein and the Cuba Youth Symphony. The album may be her most ambitious to date and is a testament to music's ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. For it, Dinnerstein has collaborated with the virtuosic Havana Lyceum Orchestra to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto Nos. 21 and 23.
Mahalia Jackson - Great Gettin' Up Morning (1959/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mahalia Jackson - Great Gettin' Up Morning (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:40 minutes | 777 MB
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Widely regarded as the greatest gospel singer of all time, Mahalia Jacksom made her impact felt across several musical genres. Her appearances at the 1957 and 1958 Newport Jazz Festivals exposed her to audiences that had previously been unaware of her abilities, just as her weekly radio show (which began in 1954) had done earlier in the decade. This album was released in 1959 on the Columbia label.
Trio Mediaeval & Arve Henriksen - Rimur (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio Mediaeval & Arve Henriksen - Rímur (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:01 minutes | 927 MB
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Over several summers Trio Mediaeval and trumpeter Arve Henriksen spent many days together by the beautiful Dalsfjorden on the Norwegian west coast, where most of the music on this recording was born. Fascinated and inspired by Icelandic sagas, beautiful chants, folk, religious hymns and fiddle tunes, the quartet has arranged a unique set of songs where improvisation, mediaeval and traditional music from Iceland, Norway and Sweden meet the present. The singers and trumpeter have often performed in live settings, a collaboration called "a richly musical and imaginative encounter" by The Guardian.
Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - The Beethoven Journey (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - The Beethoven Journey (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 188:17 minutes | 3.16 GB
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2014/15 is the crowning season of the Beethoven Journey. Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra have now recorded all of the Beethoven piano concertos, they will be performing the works in 16 cities across North America, Europe, and Asia. Full-cycle residencies in 2014/15 will include (in chronological order): Bonn, Lucerne, Vienna, Paris, New York, London, Shanghai. The Beethoven Journey is a four-year collaborative project between celebrated pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Together they have recorded all of the Beethoven Piano Concertos, as well as the Choral Fantasy, with Andsnes not only playing but also directing the orchestra.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 84:22 minutes | 1.39 GB
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This is the concluding recording in Neeme Järvi's series with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra devoted to Tchaikovsky's three great ballets. This complete, uncut version of The Nutcracker follows The Sleeping Beauty (CHSA5113(2)) and Swan Lake (CHSA5124(2)), both of which have been much awarded.
Llŷr Williams - Wagner Without Words (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Llŷr Williams - Wagner Without Words (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 142:29 minutes | 2.02 GB
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Pianist Llyr Williams explores Wagner s rich and evocative sound-world from a less well-known angle. Featuring insightful arrangements of Richard Wagner s operas by Franz Liszt and Glenn Gould (as well as Williams own arrangement of music from 'Parsifal'), at the centre of the programme is a selection of Wagner s own piano pieces many of which were written earlier in his compositional career, hinting at the grand operatic masterworks which were yet to come.
Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra & Chorus - Shchedrin: The Left-Hander (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra & Chorus - Shchedrin: The Left-Hander (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 119:11 minutes | 2.45 GB
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Specially written for Gergiev on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Rodion Shchedrin s 'The Left-Hande'r is a comedy of Russians and Englishmen, new technology, old traditions and strong drink. The premiere was given by the Mariinsky Opera in St Petersburg in July 2013. Rodion Shchedrin is one of music s greatest living humourists and his work is laced with pitch-black irony and deadpan wit. Based on Nikolai Leskov s classical satirical novella of 1881, 'The Tale of Cross-Eyed Lefty From Tula and the Steel Flea', The Left-Hander is a gloriously wry exploration of Russia s relationship with the West in general and England in particular.