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Quatuor Cambini-Paris - Gounod: Complete String Quartets (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Quatuor Cambini-Paris - Gounod: Complete String Quartets (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 106:08 minutes | 168 GB
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On the occasion of the bicentenary of Charles Gounod’s birth, this first complete string quartet (including two unpublished ones) on period instruments reveals an unknown part of his production, dominated by vocal music. Composer of the very end of the 19th century, Gounod and his five quartets are the worthy heir of the Viennese classicism tradition. The lyrical accents of the Quartet in G minor or the airy lightness of the Scherzo of the Petit Quatuor evoke nothing less than the names of Schubert and Mendelssohn. The musicians of the Quatuor Cambini-Paris (Julien Chauvin, Karine Crocquenoy, Pierre-Éric Nimylowycz and Atsushi Sakaï) gracefully reproduce these pages, full of gravity and sweetness.
Christian Chamorel - Mozart: Piano Works (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christian Chamorel - Mozart: Piano Works (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:11 minutes | 1.08 GB
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C’est un Mozart audacieux et même iconoclaste que le pianiste suisse Christian Chamorel nous présente au travers de cet enregistrement. Le répertoire pour piano solo du compositeur autrichien a tendance à être sous-estimé au profit de ses concertos et de ses opéras. Mais les sonates et autres pièces formant ce récital témoignent au contraire d’une grande originalité conceptuelle, et d’une puissance expressive sans cesse renouvelée.
Seth MacFarlane - No One Ever Tells You (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Seth MacFarlane - No One Ever Tells You (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:20 minutes | 1,35 GB
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Actor and animation king Seth MacFarlane once again proves his mettle as a singer on his third album, a collection of standards, produced by Grammy nominee Joel McNeely. Unusually, the orchestra features a very small string section and only a few brass and woodwinds, but the musicians were carefully selected based on their understanding of the long lost style of playing that this music demands.
Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elizabeth Joy Roe - Britten & Barber: Piano Concertos & Nocturnes (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:29 minutes | 1,15 GB
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This solo release from Elizabeth Joy Roe and the London Symphony Orchestra under Emil Tabakov couples two of the 20th century’s greatest piano concertos by Britten and Barber. Roe has been performing both works since a student at Julliard and has extensively studied the intriguing parallels between the two composers. The programme is completed with solo piano nocturnes by each composer: Britten’s Night Piece and Barber’s Nocturne, Homage to John Field, widely considered the father of the nocturne.
Elizabeth Joy Roe - John Field: Complete Nocturnes (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elizabeth Joy Roe - John Field: Complete Nocturnes (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:06 minutes | 1,46 GB
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Following her critically acclaimed coupling of the Britten & Barber Piano Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Joy Roe enlightens the extraordinary world of John Field. Field, an Irish composer, is regarded as the “Father of the Nocturne” who predates Chopin. This release is the first recording of all 18 Nocturnes on a single album.
John Denver - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (1977/2011/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John Denver - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (1977/2011/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:09 minutes | 912 MB
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„John Denver wasn't merely hot during the mid-'70s; he was omnipresent on radio, TV, and on-stage for anyone who'd have him. Certainly, few artists enjoyed more than one greatest-hits collection – even if critics derided him as a granola-munching, tree-hugging folky who perennially smiled through life's hardships. But the reality of Denver's music is more complicated; behind the lush orchestration and gentle fingerpicking lies a more somber, contemplative side. In this respect, "Fly Away"'s lament about city pressures could be considered his answer to the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby." "Like a Sad Song" and "I'm Sorry" apologize to forsaken lovers.
Queen - Greatest Hits (1981/2014/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Queen - Greatest Hits (1981/2014/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:09 minutes | 1,36 GB
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With over 25 million copies sold worldwide, this is the definitive compilation for any fan of Queen. Packing the hardest hitting singles over Queen's lifetime, such as "Another One Bites The Dust" and "We Will Rock You", not to mention the legendary "Bohemian Rhapsody", every single track on this album is instantly recognizable for the massive splash it made when it was originally released.
Trio Wanderer - Haydn: Piano Trios, HOB. XV:14, 18, 21, 26 & 31 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio Wanderer - Haydn: Piano Trios, HOB. XV:14, 18, 21, 26 & 31 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:34 minutes | 1.24 GB
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Prompted by a commission from a London publisher, Haydn took up the composition of piano trios, that is, sonatas for keyboard accompanied by violin and cello, on a grand scale in 1784.
David Aaron Carpenter - Motherland (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

David Aaron Carpenter - Motherland (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 154:35 minutes | 2.73 GB
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For his second Warner Classics album, David Aaron Carpenter - "a star violist" in the words of the Los Angeles Times - brings together concertos by Dvořák, Bartók, Walton and a dance cycle by contemporary composer Alexey Shor. Carpenter identifies a connecting theme of "a longing for the homeland … a reverence for native musical folk tunes and language." He is accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under three distinguished conductors: Kazushi Ono, Vladimir Jurowski and David Parry.
Duo Gazzana - Ravel, Franck, Ligeti, Messiaen (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Duo Gazzana - Ravel, Franck, Ligeti, Messiaen (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:24 minutes | 967 MB
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A sense of discovery is a key theme in the third ECM recital of sisters Natascia and Raffaella Gazzana. Alongside a landscape of French music for violin and piano, drawing on a multiplicity of inspirations, the album includes a premiere recording of György Ligeti’s Duo, dedicated to Kúrtag. Duo Gazzana plays César Franck’s epic A major Sonata of 1886, and Maurice Ravel’s Sonate posthume, written in 1897, when its author was just 22, and the album concludes with Olivier Messiaen’s Thème et variations of 1932, a work which in some aspects prefigures the Quatuor pour la fin du temps. The duo’s performances of Ravel, Franck, Ligeti and Messiaen were recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in March 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher.