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Manfred Honeck - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 & Dvořák: Rusalka Fantasy (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Manfred Honeck - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 & Dvořák: Rusalka Fantasy (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 67:00 minutes | 2.86 GB
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Of his Symphony No. 6, Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky wrote, But I absolutely consider it to be the best, and in particular, the most sincere of all my creations. I love it as I have never loved any of my other musical offspring. Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 6 was the composers final completed symphony. He led the premiere performance in October of 1893, only nine days before his death. This release also includes the world premiere recording of the Rusalka Fantasy. This orchestral suite is taken from Dvoraks opera by Manfred Honeck and Tomas Ille. Performing these works is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which has a long and rich history of touting the worlds finest musicians and conductors. This is the fifth release in the well-received Pittsburgh Live! Series.
Avishai Cohen - Into The Silence (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Avishai Cohen - Into The Silence (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Digital Booklet | 961MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM Records

Avishai Cohen impressed a lot of listeners with his soulful contributions to Mark Turner’s Lathe of Heaven album in 2014. Now the charismatic Tel Aviv-born trumpeter has his ECM leader debut in a programme of expansive and impressionistic compositions for jazz quartet (trumpet, piano, bass, drums), augmented by tenor saxophone on a few pieces. Into The Silence is dedicated to the memory of Avishai’s father David, reflecting upon the last days of his life with grace and restraint. Avishai’s tender muted trumpet sets the emotional tone of the music in the album’s opening moments and his gifted cast of musicians explore its implications. Israeli pianist Yonathan Avishai has played with Cohen in many settings and solos creatively inside the trumpeter’s haunting compositions, sometimes illuminating them with the phraseology of the blues.
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony Op.58 (2013) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony Op.58 (2013)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 2.76GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 941MB + 5% Recovery

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Manfred is a hermaphrodite – at least, as far as the music is concerned. For although the work (dating from 1885) was indeed dubbed by its creator as a symphony, it still did not receive a number alongside Tchaikovsky’s further six contributions to the category. And thus it was – and has still to some extent remained – “draped” over a stool, as it were: isolated in Tchaikovsky’s oeuvre somewhere between the categories of the symphony and the symphonic poem. Nevertheless, Manfred is definitely based on a literary programme. And what a programme – the eponymous dramatic poem written by the “dark romantic” poet, Lord Byron. Tchaikovsky devoted himself to this and to its eponymous hero with zeal, and seemed to even somewhat transform himself into Manfred during the intensive period of work. After all, he was also suffering from inner torment.
Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 54:45 minutes | 1,02 GB
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Keyboardist Craig Taborn’s Daylight Ghosts is his third ECM release as a leader, a quartet album following acclaimed solo and trio recordings. In addition to Taborn on piano and electronic keyboards and drummer Dave King, the quartet features two New York jazz luminaries, reed player Chris Speed and bassist Chris Lightcap. Each member draws from a broad artistic background, as informed by rock, electronica and diverse strains of world music as by the various permutations of jazz improvisation. Daylight Ghosts is animated by dynamism and spectral ambience, acoustic and electric sounds and groove and lingering melody.
Ferenc Snetberger - In Concert at Liszt Academy (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ferenc Snétberger - In Concert at Liszt Academy (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 60:16 minutes | 1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This ECM debut from renowned guitarist Ferenc Snétberger features the widely-acclaimed Hungarian musician in a spellbinding solo performance recorded live in 2013 before a rapt audience at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.
Benedikt Jahnel Trio - The Invariant (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Benedikt Jahnel Trio - The Invariant (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 45:43 minutes | 961 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The trio with Spanish bassist Antonio Miguel and Canadian drummer Owen Howard has been an invariant in the life of Berlin based pianist Benedikt Jahnel. Hence the album title: The Invariant is issued as the group goes on tour to celebrate its tenth anniversary as a working unit. The opening track Further Consequences picks up where the critically-lauded Equilibrium left off, extending ideas about pianistic patterning and textural playing. Like many of Jahnel's tunes an odd-metered piece, it also contains elements of swing in its solo sections, as the pianist reacts to the implications of Owen Howard's drumming. A distinctive and original pianist, Jahnel is also a prolific writer and The Invariant pools the best of many pieces he has composed, road-tested and revised in the last five years, incorporating the dynamic responses of his trio partners into the fabric of the musical material.
Theo Bleckmann - Elegy (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Theo Bleckmann - Elegy (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 47:04 minutes | 885 MB
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Elegy is the ECM leader debut by vocalist and composer Theo Bleckmann. A prolific recording artist, his association with the label dates back to Meredith Monk's 2002 date Mercy and its follow-up, Impermanence, in 2008 (Bleckmann was a member of her ensemble for 15 years). His voice was also a focal point of Julia Hulsmann's quartet on 2015's Clear Midnight: Kurt Weill & America. For a singer who draws attention to himself almost as much for what he doesn't do as what he does, Elegy is a quiet yet startling offering.
John Holloway - Pavans And Fantasies From The Age Of Dowland (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

John Holloway - Pavans And Fantasies From The Age Of Dowland (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 929MB + 5% Recovery
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John Dowland’s Lachrimae Pavans is considered one of the greatest works in the canon of English chamber music. Based upon his famous song “Flow My Teares”, the seven pavans – "Seaven Teares", as Dowland called them – present an extraordinary exploration of the contrapuntal and harmonic possibilities offered by the theme. In this remarkable recording, baroque violinist John Holloway creates a concert programme around the lachrimae Pavans. Threaded between Dowland’s masterpieces are works of other major composers of his era – Henry Purcell, William Lawes, John Jenkins, Thomas Morley and Matthew Locke. In bringing together these works of strongly contrasting colour and character Holloway and company give us a vivid sense of the great flowering of consort music which took place in England in the 17th century.
Helena Tulve - Arboles Lloran Por Lluvia (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Helena Tulve - Arboles Lloran Por Lluvia (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 735MB + 5% Recovery
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Recorded in churches in Tallinn as well as the Estonian Concert Hall, the five compositions heard on “Arboles lloran por lluvia” (Trees cry for rain) give deeper insight into the unique sound-world of Helena Tulve, into music which is nourished by both contemporary and ancient currents. Tulve draws upon a wide-range of inspirational sources.
Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Andando El Tiempo (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Andando El Tiempo (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 785MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM Records

For over 20 years, the trio of pianist Carla Bley, bassist Steve Swallow, and saxophonist Andy Sheppard have shared each other's creative company. The group's 2016 album, Andando el Tiempo, is a delicately passionate, classically influenced set. A follow-up to 2013's equally compelling Trios, Andando el Tiempo is, surprisingly, only the third album from the group after their initial live 1995 album Songs with Legs. Whereas on Trios they delved into various Bley compositions from throughout her career, on Andando el Tiempo they focus on several more recently penned works. "Naked Bridges/Diving Bridges" brings to mind the impressionism of composer Claude Debussy.