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Chiara Zanisi & Stefano Barneschi - Suite Case: Violin Duos from Vivaldi to Sollima (2018)

Chiara Zanisi & Stefano Barneschi - Suite Case: Violin Duos from Vivaldi to Sollima (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 315 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 23 | Time: 61:09 min

Underplayed, under-recorded, and quite underappreciated, the repertory for two unaccompanied violins rose in popularity in the first decades of the eighteenth century. But few listeners are aware that Antonio Vivaldi was among the first to experiment with this genre, in a little-known set of four sonatas which, according to a fascinating hypothesis, he might have composed for performance in tandem with his father during his tour of central Europe in 1729-30.
Chiara Zanisi & Stefano Barneschi - Suite Case: Violin Duos from Vivaldi to Sollima (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Chiara Zanisi & Stefano Barneschi - Suite Case: Violin Duos from Vivaldi to Sollima (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 61:09 minutes | 1.04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Underplayed, under-recorded, and quite underappreciated, the repertory for two unaccompanied violins rose in popularity in the first decades of the eighteenth century. But few listeners are aware that Antonio Vivaldi was among the first to experiment with this genre, in a little-known set of four sonatas which, according to a fascinating hypothesis, he might have composed for performance in tandem with his father during his tour of central Europe in 1729-30.
Luca Pianca & Margret Köll - Toys for Two: From Dowland to California (2018)

Luca Pianca & Margret Köll - Toys for Two: From Dowland to California (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:03:04 | 306 Mb
Classical, Chamber | Label: Accent Records

The very special mixture of virtuosity and melancholy, so characteristic for the British way of making music, is clearly dominated by composers like John Dowland or Britten, Henry Purcell or the Beatles. So, by arranging the tunes written by Jimmy Page for Led Zeppelin (acoustic works, with strong celtic roots), the duo didn't notice any substantial difference between Page and the ancients, and the result is that these pieces too are fitting perfectly the iconic instruments of the Irish/Scottish/English/Welsh tradition: the lute and the harp.
Marek Janowski - Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Nobilissima visione Suite & Konzertmusik (2018)

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Marek Janowski - Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Nobilissima visione Suite & Konzertmusik (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 241 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 09 | Time: 58:20 min

Paul Hindemith belongs to the most original and interesting composers of the 20th century. Once described by the Boston Globe as a "20th-century Brahms", Hindemith wrote music that is Modernist in its rhythmic audacity and colourful orchestration, but simultaneously inspired by Classical forms and styles.
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner - Rameau: Dardanus Orchestral Suite (1983)

English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner - Rameau: Dardanus Orchestral Suite (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:51 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Erato Disques | Catalog: ECD 88013

John Eliot Gardiner is one of the leading conductors in the active authentic performances movement in England, performing Baroque music but also extending his range into later repertoire. He first conducted at the age of 15, and after finishing school he studied at King's College, Cambridge. While still an undergraduate, he conducted the combined Oxford and Cambridge Singers on a 1964 tour of the Middle East and founded the Monteverdi Choir, which has consistently performed on his recordings since.
Hungarian State Orchestra - Mikis Theodorakis: Alexis Zorbas - Ballet Suite (1996)

Hungarian State Orchestra - Mikis Theodorakis: Alexis Zorbas - Ballet Suite (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:41:52 | 449 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Intuition Classics | Catalog: 3163

In the "Zorba" ballet suite, Mikis Theodorakis uses almost exclusively well-known popular songs which he composed mainly in the 1960s. Some of them have been incorporated in the work as melodies, some of them as vocal pieces. It took twenty years before the composer became his normal self again; he first had to experience the disillusionment at the end of the 1970s concerning the social progress in Greece in order to be finally able to pick up the musical material, continue the compositional impetus of the 1950s and develop an appreciation for the genre of the opera in the mid-eighties which suits his composer's mentality both as a melodist and as a symphonic composer very well.
Jon Lord - Gemini Suite (1971/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Jon Lord - Gemini Suite (1971/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:43 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Gemini Suite was first performed in September 1970 at the Royal Festival Hall and was recorded the following year at the Abbey Road and De Lane Lea studios as the first solo project of Jon Lord. It is a six piece classic-rock fusion work inspired by the members of Deep Purple and was recorded with the London Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Oscar winner Malcolm Arnold and is featuring the guest musicians Albert Lee, Yvonne Elliman, Tony Ashton as well as the two other Deep Purple member Ian Paice and Roger Glover.
Frederik Köster, Die Verwandlung & Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen - Homeward Bound Suite (2018)

Frederik Köster, Die Verwandlung & Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen - Homeward Bound Suite (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 257 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 109 MB | 00:47:44
Jazz | Label: Traumton

The jazz trumpeter and ECHO award winner Frederik Köster and his band The Transformation at his concert together with the philharmonic orchesterhagen in the season 2016 | 2017 for a "musical moment of glory" (Westfalenpost). Here he first performed his Homeward Bound Suite, a musical declaration of love to his Sauerland home and a borderline between jazz band sound and classical orchestra. The experiment was so extraordinarily successful that the renowned jazz label Traumton Records recorded one of the three concerts. The release of the CD will now be celebrated in the context of this special concert. There is also George Gershwin's An American in Paris in an exciting reinterpretation by jazz band and orchestra. The line has Steffen Müller-Gabriel.

Kärt Ruubel - Auff die Maÿerin (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 7, 2018
Kärt Ruubel - Auff die Maÿerin (2018)

Kärt Ruubel - Auff die Maÿerin (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 186 MB
Label: Genuin | Tracks: 23 | Time: 54:07 min

A small sensation awaits us in the GENUIN debut release of Estonian pianist Kärt Rubel: the works of the great Baroque composers Johann Jakob Froberger and Johann Joseph Fux performed on a modern piano. And when we hear the limpid and spirited playing of the young artist, at the start of a burgeoning international career, we wonder how the hidden treasure of Frobergers music could have escaped us until now, and how Fux could have been given so little attention! Rubel places the two composers alongside Johann Sebastian Bach, opening a fascinating window onto a previous era, when both were at least as famous as the Cantor of St. Thomas.
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester & James Gaffigan - Dvořák: Symphony No. 6. American Suite, Op. 98b (2014) [24/96]

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester & James Gaffigan - Dvořák: Symphony No. 6. American Suite, Op. 98b (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:46 minutes | 1.25 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"The Americans expect great things of me,’ Dvorák wrote in November 1892 to his friend Josef Hlávka, ‘and the main thing, so they say, is to show them the way to the promised land and kingdom of a new and independent art, in short, to create a national music."