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Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)

Richard Joo - Billy Joel: Fantasies & Delusions (Music for Solo Piano) (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:18 | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: CK 85397

It was pretty clear that Billy Joel had run out of steam by 1993's River of Dreams. He had shown signs of wearing on its predecessor, Storm Front, but his trademark melodic gift disappeared on River of Dreams and his words, even performances, were bone-tired – he even called the last song "The Last Song (No More Words)." So, it was no great surprise that he did not rush to record a follow-up, and when he started murmuring toward the end of the decade that perhaps he wasn't interested in pop music anymore, nobody who paid attention could have been surprised.
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ (1989)

Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for The Last Temptation of Christ (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 329 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers - 328 MB
Genre: Electronic, World, Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Geffen Records (9 24206-2)

Released a year after Martin Scorsese’s controversy-laden film first hit the big screen in 1988, "Passion" tends to be regarded as a work in its own right rather than just being a movie soundtrack. It features additional music than was included in the film; this extra material was the result of Peter Gabriel (ex-Genesis) continuing to record and to resolve "unfinished ideas", hence the later arrival of the record. Built on a foundation of Middle Eastern and North African rhythms and melodies, "Passion" is unsurprisingly Peter’s most spiritual work, no more so than when the alternately ascending voices of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Youssou N’Dour and himself interweave on the title track. Nusrat and Youssou are far from the only notable guests; the cross-continental gathering of musicians also includes Senegalese griot Baaba Maal, jazz drummer Bill Cobham and avant-garde trumpeter Jon Hassell among many others…
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press [Re-Up]

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 or 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 or 170 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, Dark Wave, Alternative Pop/Rock| Label: Mute | # CD STUMM 47/INT 846.833

Music for the Masses is the sixth studio album by Depeche Mode. It was released by Mute Records on 28 September 1987. The album became the band's highest-charting in the US upon its release, reaching #35 on the Billboard 200. It also contained more hit singles than any of their previous releases. While there was no extremely popular single from the album ("People Are People" from Some Great Reward reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100), the three singles that were released all made it onto the Hot 100, a feat that hadn't been achieved by any Depeche Mode single after those from Some Great Reward. Moreover, all three singles achieved modest success on the chart.
Anton Webern - Schoenberg Quartet - Chamber Music for Strings (2003, Chandos # CHAN 10083) [RE-UP]

Anton Webern - Chamber Music for Strings
Schoenberg Quartet / Sepp Grotenhuis
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 227 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHAN 10083 | Country/Year: UK 2003
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

"…The whole disc is a great success. Recording quality is first rate, with the necessary clarity tempered by warmth and just the right amount of resonance. Excellent notes are by Dr. Christopher Hailey. Recommended, even if you still find Webern hard work." ~musicweb-international
Ian Mitchell - Isn't This A Time?: American Music for Clarinet (2015)

Ian Mitchell - Isn't This A Time?: American Music for Clarinet (2015)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 130 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Avant-garde | Label: Metier Records | 2015 | 0:55:23

British clarinet player Ian Mitchell devotes this album to clarinet works by American composers ranging from the iconic John Cage to specialists working with new clarinet techniques such as Eric Mandat via William O. Smith, also known as jazz legend Bill Smith. There is a lot of variety here, within the context of a generally provocative and avant-garde collection.
Yury Martynov - Prokofiev: Sonatas Nos. 5 & 6, Pensees Op. 62, Music for Children (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Yury Martynov - Prokofiev: Sonatas Nos. 5 & 6, Pensees Op. 62, Music for Children Op. 65 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 75:26 minutes | 584 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For Zig-Zag Territoires, Yury Martynov has undertaken the complete Beethoven symphonies in Liszts transcriptions on historic instruments. The third volume of that cycle came out in January 2014 and, like the previous instalments, has enjoyed great critical success.
Osmo Vänskä - Aho: The Chamber Music for Clarinet (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Osmo Vänskä - Aho: The Chamber Music for Clarinet (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 75:07 minutes | 678 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Renowned for his rich production in the field of orchestral music, Kalevi Aho is also a prolific composer for chamber forces. Here three works spanning two decades have been combined, with the Sonata for two accordions originating in 1984 as a Sonata for solo accordion described by the composer in his own liner notes as ‘comparable in aspiration with Liszt’s most virtuosic piano works’.
Anthony Goldstone & Caroline Clemmow - Vaughan Williams: Music for Two Pianos (2016)

Anthony Goldstone & Caroline Clemmow - Vaughan Williams: Music for Two Pianos
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, scans | 55:22 min | 179 MB
Label: Albion Records - ALBCD031 | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016
Classical, Piano

This album comprises world première recordings of works by Vaughan Williams arranged for two pianos by people who worked closely with the composer. The Fifth Symphony manuscript bears many amendments and annotations in Vaughan Williams’s own hand, and the recording offers the work with new clarity and fresh insight. The British piano duo Goldstone and Clemmow consists of internationally known artists Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow. They have been recording together, to widespread acclaim, for more than a third of a century.
Barbara Kortmann - Inner Light: Chamber Music for Flute (2017)

Barbara Kortmann - Inner Light: Chamber Music for Flute
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:31 min | 330 MB
Label: Genuin | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

With her enchanting, radiant flute sound, Barbara Kortmann takes us on a journey through truly exquisite Baroque music on her Genuin debut release. Joining with spirited partners from the early music scene, the multiple award-winning musician (Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments, 2016 International Sir James Galway Flute Festival…) awakens works by Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Marin Marais, and other composers to their full potential. Passionately, flawlessly, and with total commitment, the musicians perform concertos and chamber music, original works and arrangements.
London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)

London Winds - Music for Winds: Janáček, Nielsen, Barber, Hindemith, Ligeti (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 80:13 | 294 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10876

The ensemble London Winds, praised by BBC Music for its 'technical accomplishment, expressive commitment and warmth of timbre', presents in this recording great twentieth-century works for winds. It features music by Hindemith, Nielsen, and Janáček, and, from the next generation, Barber and Ligeti. Although not equally prolific (Kleine Kammermusik is Hindemith's single contribution to that genre while winds are generally more prominence in Nielsen's music), all these composers brought the wind repertoire back to prominence, after a quiet period of more than a century. The music is full of playfulness and European folk colours.