The Living Concert Series embodies, in a very special way, the basic concept behind Acousence's Philosophy label. The Symphony No. 15 in A major op. 141 is Dimitri Shostakovich's last orchestral work. It was written in 1971, four years before the composer's death, and although the symphony bears the distinct traces of a late work and Shostakovich had been struck by a serious illness, this is by no means his last musical creation. The "Haffner-Symphony" was written in a turbulent time: Only one year before, in March 1781, Mozart had given up his secure post at the court of the archiepiscopal court in Salzburg and he was now trying to build up a position as a self-employed musician. On July 16th the "Entführung aus dem Serail" had been premiered at the Viennese Burgtheater. It was the time when Mozart married Constanze Weber against the will of his father.The Studio Master files are 192kHz / 24 bit.
Enjoy the sound of late-Romanticism with Arnold Schönberg's Symphonic Poem and the Neo-Classical atmospheric pictures of Gabriel Fauré's incidental music.The Studio Master files are 192kHz / 24 bit.
Full of suspense, Richard Wagner‘s "Stage festival play for three days and an eve" reworked into a purely orchestral drama as a complete symphony.The Studio Master files are 192kHz / 24 bit.
Regarded as "The best chamber orchestra in the world" (The Daily Telegraph) the Chamber Orchestra of Europe perform Stravinsky's Apollon Musagète conceived as a ballet blanc and The Pulcinella Suite, a ballet based on some of Pergolesi's music.The Studio Master files are 192kHz / 24 bit.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Alexander Janiczek attentively re-discover the music produced during Mozart's years in Salzburg.The Studio Master files are 88.2kHz / 24 bit.
Double album featuring Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58 and Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73 - ‘Emperor' performed by Artur Pizarro, Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.The Studio Master files are 192kHz / 24 bit.
The 43 tracks that make up the first part of the The Complete Decca Studio Master Takes 1940-1949 of Louis Armstrong are remarkable not only for the outstanding performances they reflect, but for the many settings Armstrong recorded in during the era. While none of this material will come as a surprise to collectors, those who are starting to check out Armstrong's post-New Orleans period would do themselves a favor in scoping this collection because the Decca years, even more so than his long tenure with Verve, showcase Armstrong at the pinnacle of American popular music, and that that music happens to be jazz is even more revelatory.
Alyn Cosker has quickly established a reputation as a formidable jazz drummer and is an exciting new talent in the vibrant Scottish jazz scene. Alyn has poured his experience and chameleon-like taste into the original compositions on “Lyn's Une”, his debut album, and jazz, rock, funk, latin and celtic styles are all in evidence.