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Ernst von Dohnányi - A Memorial Album: Ernst von Dohnányi Plays His Own Music For Piano (1960/2013) [24/192]

Ernst von Dohnányi - A Memorial Album: Ernst von Dohnányi Plays His Own Music For Piano (1960/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 51:04 minutes | 1.53 GB
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On February 5, 1960, Ernst von Dohnanyi, one of the great composers and piano virtuosi of the twentieth century, was busily engaged in the New York studios of Everest Records, making recordings of music by Beethoven. Shortly thereafter, he suffered a heart attack, followed by an attack of influenza. Four days later he was dead. Thus, the music he recorded for Everestrepresents the very last performances by this remarkable artist. At eighty-two, an age when most musicians have long since retired, Dohnanyi, as these recordings will attest, still possessed a commanding technique, an enormous tone and an authoritative interpretive style.
Jaco Pastorius - Truth, Liberty & Soul (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Jaco Pastorius - Truth, Liberty & Soul: Live In NYC,
- The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording (2017)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 131:05 minutes | 5.27 GB
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A first-time release comprising over two hours of extraordinary, groundbreaking high fidelity music, this live album from electric bass genius Jaco Pastorius and the Word of Mouth Big Band, featuring guest harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans, was recorded at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City in June 1982 and is presented from beginning to end exactly as it happened. Mastered with 2xHD’s proprietary Fusion Process, it is now available in all high-resolution formats on the 2xHD label…
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Alexander Janiczek - Stravinsky: Apollon musagete & Pulcinella Suite (2009) [24/192]

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Alexander Janiczek - Stravinsky: Apollon musagete & Pulcinella Suite (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 53:42 minutes | 1.88 GB
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The Chamber Orchestra of Europe performs Stravinsky's Apollon Musagète and Pulcinella Suite, repertoire that demands the fresh and energetic delivery for which the COE is renowned. The COE deliver the 'wonderful freshness' Stravinsky himself envisioned in Apollon Musagète with their bright and spirited performance. The Guardian commented: 'In Stravinsky's Apollon Musagète each and every player contributed to the distinctive, rich-toned sonority.'
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras - Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz) (2010) [24/192]

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras - Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz) (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 116:41 minutes | 4.42 GB
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Sir Charles Mackerras returns to conduct the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in a definitive performance of five of Mozart's finest symphonies. This recording was named a Finalist at the 2010 Gramophone Awards and was acclaimed across the media.IRR Outstanding.a performance of absolute mastery.International Record Review. BBC Review Following up their acclaimed 2008 Linn release of Mozart's final great quartet of symphonies(its accolades include BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Year), Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra have turned their attentions to five of Mozart's most substantial earlier essays in the form.
Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonathan Darlington - Schoenberg, Faure: Pelleas & Melisande (2009) [24/192]

Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonathan Darlington - Schoenberg, Faure: Pelleas & Melisande (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 58:34 minutes | 2.00 GB
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The LIVING CONCERT SERIES embodies, in a very special way, the basic concept behind ACOUSENCE's PHILOSOPHY-LABEL. These music recordings are planned to provide, aside from exceptional musical content and an audiophile sound quality, above all, emotionally intense performances. The spontaneity and naturalness of a live performance, combined with a highly refined recording technique, that is capable of transmitting the smallest of sound-nuances, so essential in portraying atmosphere and emotional content, provide a true "Concert" experience.
Soundgarden - Louder Than Love (1989/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Soundgarden - Louder Than Love (1989/2016) [Remastered]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 53:13 minutes | 2,24 GB
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Soundgarden's major label debut, 1989's Louder Than Love hints at things to come with songs like Loud Love, Hands All Over and Get On The Snake. Big Dumb Sex was made famous thanks to a cover version on the 1993 Guns N' Roses album The Spaghetti Incident?.
Phantasm - Ward: Consort Music for Five and Six Viols (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Phantasm - Ward: Consort Music for Five and Six Viols (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 77:41 minutes | 2.89 GB
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The booklet notes for this Scottish audiophile release, perhaps surprisingly in view of American-British annotator and group leader Laurence Dreyfus' background in academic musicology, are models of their kind. They make the best possible case for the viol music of early seventeenth century composer John Ward, who usually plays third or fourth fiddle (or viol) to Gibbons, Dowland, Purcell, and even John Jenkins among general listeners and specialists alike. In both his prose (given in English only) and his interpretations, Dreyfus and his Phantasm consort capture the pleasantly meandering quality of Ward's viol pieces, which lack the melancholy of Dowland's, the pungent and daring dissonance of Gibbons', or the general brilliance of Purcell's.
Marianne Thorsen & TrondheimSolistene - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2006) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Marianne Thorsen & TrondheimSolistene - Mozart: Violin Concertos (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 79:35 minutes | 2.79 GB
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With this recording we wish to present a fresh version of the most elegant violin concertos in the history of music. While respecting the origin and tradition of this music, we have sought a new and dynamic musical experience rooted in our present time. To us, Mozart is as solid as rock, as soft as snow, and as clear as ice; this recording embraces the listener in a sonic world that invites to participate actively in the experience, in close and mutual interaction with the soloist and the orchestra. Only in this way can we genuinely express our love of Mozart's music. - Trondheimsolistene
Angela Brownridge - Chopin: The Four Ballades (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Angela Brownridge - Chopin: The Four Ballades (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 67:02 minutes | 1.42 GB
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British pianist Angela Brownridge presents the second of three Challenge Classics recordings exploring classical and romantic masterpieces. Following a disc of Beethoven Pianos Sonatas, here she performs some of the cornerstones of Chopin's creative output - the Four Ballades, the Second Piano Sonata and Fantasie, Op.49.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5 (2008) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5 (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 103:14 minutes | 3.69 GB
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Though pianist Artur Pizarro's performances of the solo parts in Beethoven's Third, Fourth, and Fifth piano concertos are consistently superlative, it's not too much to say that the real draw here is not the soloist but the accompanists. Because as fine as Pizarro's virtuoso playing is, Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra turn in performances of such force, sensitivity, and balance that they may well be the finest accompaniments for these concertos ever recorded. Pizarro is a strong and supple soloist whose dramatic account on the Third Concerto, lyrical reading of the Fourth Concerto, and imperious elucidation of the Fifth Concerto show his firm grasp of the music's escalating rhetoric.