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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.
New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 91:36 minutes | 1.63 GB
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Today Gustav Mahler is universally recognized as one of the supreme masters of the symphony, but this status was hard-won, and, for the most part, posthumous. His First Symphony was such a disastrous failure at its premiere in 1889 that afterward, by the composer’s own account, he “went around like a sick person or an outcast.”
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Bartók: Concerto For Orchestra (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel - Bartók: Concerto For Orchestra (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:41 minutes | 608 MB
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Gustavo Dudamel's skillful conducting and dedication to music drew international attention while he was just in his twenties and continues to attract diverse audiences throughout the world. Dudamel began violin lessons at age 10 in Venezuela's El Sistema music program and then began studying conducting in 1995 with Rodolfo Saglimbeni. In 1999 he was named music director of the program's Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, studying with El Sistema's founder, José Antonio Abreu.
Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2002/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter - Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (2002/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 212:55 minutes | 4.25 GB
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Very few conductors have recorded as much Bach as Karl Richter and none can lay a stronger claim to a legacy based on championing the master. Richter's reverence for Bach is evinced by the simplicity, splendor, and grandeur with which he consistently imbued his performances exemplified here by these landmark recordings of the Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites. In Archiv's original-image bit-processing remastered transfers as well, the sound is better than ever. This is cornerstone Bach that should not be missed.
Neil Wolfe - Out Of This World: The Exciting Piano Of Neil Wolfe (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Neil Wolfe - Out Of This World: The Exciting Piano Of Neil Wolfe (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:32 minutes | 759 MB
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The old sideman's aphorism to the effect that "good jazz pianists don't in conservatories grow" has lost credence late under the assault a number of formally schooled progressivists. One of them was Neil Wolfe, an exceptionally talented pianist…
Camerata Nordica, Terje Tönnesen - Tales of Sound and Fury (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Camerata Nordica, Terje Tönnesen - Tales of Sound and Fury (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:21 minutes | 1.07 GB
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In the course of this highly original programme, Terje Tønnesen and his Camerata Nordica tell us tales of madness and love, of battles and delusions. Building on imaginative scores by Biber, Telemann and Purcell, Tønnesen himself and Mikhel Kerem has fashioned even more colourful arrangements that bring human follies and passions to the fore.
Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Walton: Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto (2014) [24/96]

Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Walton: Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:25 minutes | 1.28 GB
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Walton burst onto the British musical scene in his twenties, the success of works such as Façade, the Viola Concerto, and Belshazzar’s Feast establishing him in both the avant-garde and the mainstream of British composers. The obvious next step for Walton was to compose a symphony and he was duly commissioned to do so by Sir Hamilton Harty in 1932. The first complete performance of his Symphony No. 1, in 1935, was a triumph, immediately gaining the work an honoured place in British music which it has never lost. It is a highly virtuosic work with a remarkable expressive range, in turns powerful and broad, malicious, melancholic, and majestic.
The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, op.33 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets, op.33 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 133:17 minutes | 2.44 GB
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A fourth volume of Haydn String Quartets nds period band The London Haydn Quartet on sparkling form. Their previous recordings have been praised for the glowing sound of gut strings played perfectly in tune the ensembles delicacy of nuance and sensitivity to harmonic colour, treating the listener as a privileged eavesdropper (Gramophone). This competitively priced set contains the six Op 33 quartets, which Haydn wrote in Esterhazy after neglecting the genre for a decade, and which immediately became popular around Europe on publication.
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.
Magdalena Kozená, Christian Schmitt - Prayer: Voice & Organ (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Magdalena Kozená, Christian Schmitt - Prayer: Voice & Organ (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 84:24 minutes | 1.38 GB
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The new recording from Magdalena Kožená features deeply-felt interpretations of sacred songs from the Baroque to the 20th Century.