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Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol. 5 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Barry Douglas - Brahms: Works For Solo Piano, Vol. 5 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 965MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Chandos

This album is the penultimate in what BBC Music has described as a ‘triumph of Brahmsian thought’, namely the survey by Barry Douglas of the composer’s complete works for solo piano. Three years after the release of Volume 1, the winner of the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition is now performing this repertoire in the finest international venues, such as the Wigmore Hall in July 2015 and Concertgebouw in 2016, when the series will come to a highly anticipated climax with the final volume. Taking a big step further in his career with this achievement, Barry Douglas is gaining a reputation of one of the few accomplished world-class piano virtuosi of the romantic repertoire.
Donovan – Fairytale (1965) Musidisc/mini-27 – BR Mono Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Donovan ‎– Fairytale
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Musidisc/mini-27 | Release: 1965 | This Issue: 1969 | Genre: Country-Folk

As a finishing touch for this 2016 year, I share this rarity.
This is the version of Fairytale that collectors from all over the world are looking for: The Brazilian edition 7″ with yellow cover.
Berliner Philharmoniker under Karl Böhm - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35-41 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker under Karl Böhm - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35-41 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.84GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Deutsche Grammophon

These performances come from the first ever complete set of the Mozart symphonies, dating from the 1960s, and they still represent 'big orchestra' Mozart at its most congenial. The contrast here between Bohm's sparkling Mozart, both elegant and vigorous, and the much smoother view taken by Karajan with the same orchestra, works almost entirely in Bohm's favour. Interpretatively, these are performances very much of their time, with exposition repeats the exception (as in the first movement of No. 40) and with Minuets taken at what now seem lumbering speeds. Yet slow movements flow easily, and finales bounce along infectiously. Consistently they convey the happy ease of Bohm in Mozart, even if the recording is beefy by today's standards, not as transparent as one now expects in this repertory, whether on modern or period instruments.
Rachel Barton Pine - Bach - Testament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2016) [Digital Download 24bit/96]

Rachel Barton Pine - Bach - Testament: Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.38GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Avie Records

'Testament' is Rachel Barton Pine's very personal homage to the music of J. S. Bach, on which she performs the composer's complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin in the acoustic of her hometown St. Pauls Church in Chicago, where she first heard and fell in love with Bach's music.
Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.34GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, BIS

The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of J. S. Bach as a reviewer in Intl Record Guide has put it: 'With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat'. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble's acclaimed recordings of Bach's complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career at the age of 12! playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. Suzuki has remained true to the organ throughout his life, and for BIS he has previously recorded Bach's German Organ Mass, as well as programs of Buxtehude and Sweelinck. He here appears on a disc combining some of Bach's best-loved works for the instrument, including the D minor Toccata and Fugue, the Partitas on O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767, the Canonic Variations, BWV769, and the celebrated Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548.
Sergio Azzolini, L'Onda Armonica - Vivaldi: Concerti Per Fagotto IV (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Sergio Azzolini, L'Onda Armonica - Vivaldi: Concerti Per Fagotto IV (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.1GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Naïve Classique

As in the successful volumes 1-3 this is a very exciting recording, featuring the bassoon as you never heard before! The 54th release in the Vivaldi Edition features a selection of the finest works for bassoon ever composed, regardless of the instrument, this is a complete view of Vivaldi’s universe, performed by a true genius of baroque music. With each CD Azzolini proves himself to be an artist of endless immagination and virtuosity. With each new recording he surpasses the one before.
Bach: The  Toccatas, BWV 910-916 (complete) (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Bach: The Toccatas, BWV 910-916 (complete) (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]
FLAC Tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | PDF booklets | 797MB | 81:05
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Congregacion – Congregacion Viene… (1972) Aroma Vinyl Records/AVR 141516 – US 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC in 24bit/96kHz

Congregacion – Congregacion Viene…
Vinyl | FLAC + cue | Full LP Cover (1:1) | 24bit/96kHz: 565mb & 16bit/44kHz: 179mb
Label: Aroma Vinyl Records/AVR 141516 | Released: 1972 | This Issue: 2014 | Genre: Acid-Folk

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
Number 31 – According Rolling Stone Magazine Chile (50 Best Chilean Albums)

Sole album “Congregacion Viene…” came with a nice planet Earth shot as artwork, but the quartet (sometimes quintet was joined by quite a few musical guests including countrymen Los Jaivas (Parra brothers).
Donovan – Catch The Wind (1965) Hickory Records/LPS 123 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Donovan – Catch The Wind
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Hickory Records/LPS 123 | Release: 1965 | Genre: Country-Folk

Donovan’s folky 1965 recordings for Pye Records (they were released in the U.S. by Hickory Records) bear only a superficial resemblance to the more hip pop material he began issuing a year later when he switched to Epic Records.
Renaissance - Illusion (1971) (Pink) Island Records/6339 017 - Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Renaissance - Illusion
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 756mb & 224mb
Label: Island Records/6339 017 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music

No illusion here…don't miss this beauty

If you've even been confused about the two line-ups of Renaissance and how the story played out, you need to look no further than our band page here which has a forum thread called "A Renaissance confusion" written by Joolz which spells out this complete history in full detail. This first version of the band which produced the first two albums is considered somewhat illegitimate by some fans of the famous second line-up. In a way, the feel of the albums is bit like that of the Yes discography, where those first two Yes albums are often overlooked by casual fans. And like those first two Yes albums, the first two Renaissance albums stand on their own, delivering music that by all means should appeal to Haslam-era fans and symphonic fans in general.