Conrad Tao - American Rage (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Conrad Tao - American Rage (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Conrad Tao - American Rage (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:11 minutes | 0.98 GB
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Pianist/composer Conrad Tao's third Warner Classics album, entitled American Rage, traces the roots of rebellion from the 1930s Harlan County labor disputes, through the trauma of 9/11, to the deep divisions of the present day. Bookended by two expansive works by Frederic Rzewski - Which Side Are You On?, based on Florence Reece’s 1931 protest song, and Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues, an industrial folk song that reflects the unjust factory working conditions - the album centres on Julia Wolfe's Compassion, written in the wake of 9/11, and Aaron Copland's elegiac Piano Sonata.

Bruno Philippe, Tanguy de Williencourt - Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Bruno Philippe, Tanguy de Williencourt - Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bruno Philippe, Tanguy de Williencourt, Frankfurt Radio Symphony & Christoph Eschenbach - Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:49 minutes | 1.15 GB
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Having already recorded a recital of Rachmaninov's and Myaskovsky's 'Sonatas' with Jérôme Ducros, here Philippe is reunited with his long-time musical partner Tanguy de Williencourt on the piano but also with his mentor, conductor Christoph Eschenbach leading the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt. On the program, Prokofiev's (surprisingly?) romantic cello sonata, coupled with his 'Sinfonia Concertante', that Mount Everest of technical challenges - both works having been written for the great Rostropovitch, who gave them their first performances in 1950 and 1952.

Les Arts Florissants and Paul Agnew - Gesualdo: Madrigali, Libri primo & secondo (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Les Arts Florissants and Paul Agnew - Gesualdo: Madrigali, Libri primo & secondo (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Les Arts Florissants and Paul Agnew - Gesualdo: Madrigali, Libri primo & secondo (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 81:20 minutes | 802 MB
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Having thoroughly explored the madrigals of Monteverdi, Paul Agnew returns to the genre, this time focusing on the work of Gesualdo, whose mastery of chromaticism and dissonance eventually turned these expressive devices into a defining feature of his musical style.

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:00 minutes | 1.04 GB
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Bruckner's Symphony No.6 is one of the most original of all the composer's symphonic works. Its contrasting mood and overarching theme moving from darkness to light can be haunting one moment and ecstatic the next, culminating in one of the most enigmatic symphonic conclusions of the 19th century. For this recording, Sir Simon Rattle chose the Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs Urtext edition of the score, having conducted the UK premiere of the new publication with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in 2016.

Giraud Ensemble Chamber Orchestra - Gulda - Prokofiev - Poulenc (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Giraud Ensemble Chamber Orchestra - Gulda - Prokofiev - Poulenc (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Giraud Ensemble Chamber Orchestra - Gulda - Prokofiev - Poulenc (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:52 minutes | 1.15 GB
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The Giraud Ensemble Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2015 and has since performed in various formations: from the quintet to the forty-member chamber orchestra. The young ensemble cultivates a diverse repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the Modern, always placing great importance on making less known musical works heard. In 2017, the Giraud Ensemble Chamber Orchestra released Primus with works by Shostakovich, Vasks and Baum. It has been under the direction of internationally active and award-winning conductor Sergey Simakov since its foundation.

Stile Antico - A Spanish Nativity (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Stile Antico - A Spanish Nativity (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Stile Antico - A Spanish Nativity (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:10 minutes | 1.07 GB
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The Spanish ‘Golden Age’ witnessed an astonishing musical flowering, worthy of Spain’s newfound preeminence on the world stage. Focusing on works for Christmas and Epiphany, Stile Antico explores this glittering musical treasury, drawing together an irresistible mix of sumptuous polyphony and infectiously joyful folk dances.

Béatrice Rana - Ravel: Miroirs, La Valse - Stravinsky: 3 Movements from Petrushka, L'Oiseau de feu (2019) [24/192]

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Béatrice Rana - Ravel: Miroirs, La Valse - Stravinsky: 3 Movements from Petrushka, L'Oiseau de feu (2019) [24/192]

Béatrice Rana - Ravel: Miroirs, La Valse - Stravinsky: 3 Movements from Petrushka, L'Oiseau de feu (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 72:10 minutes | 2.37 GB
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Beatrice Rana, in the words of the New York Times, is a pianist who “has ferocious technique but is distinguished by her musical intelligence.” Here she plays virtuosic, poetic works that evoke the creative ferment of Paris in the transitional early years of the 20th century: piano transcriptions of Stravinsky’s iridescent ballet scores The Firebird and Petrushka, and Ravel’s Miroirs and La Valse.

Jan Akkerman - Close Beauty (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Jan Akkerman - Close Beauty (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Jan Akkerman - Close Beauty (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 64:46 minutes | 703 MB
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Jan Akkerman, the renowned Dutch guitarist who shot to fame during the 60s and 70s with bands like Focus, Brainbox and The Hunters, and was once voted Best Guitarist in the World by Melody Maker, will release his new album "Close Beauty" on October 25, 2019 via Mascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings.

Stereophonics - Kind (Deluxe) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Stereophonics - Kind (Deluxe) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Stereophonics - Kind (Deluxe) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 65:44 minutes | 792 MB
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Recorded in just eleven days at The Distillery, Wiltshire, ‘Kind’ was co-produced by Kelly Jones and George Drakoulias (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Screaming Trees, Primal Scream). The recording sessions used minimal studio techniques, overdubs or technology. This stripped back, raw approach to committing Kelly Jones’ songwriting to tape provides listeners with captivating and candid snapshots of one of the UK’s most enduring bands. The performances are led by Jones’ distinct and emotive vocals that reveal a raw vulnerability not yet heard. The results are an honest and hopeful album for our times, and an album that stands shoulder to shoulder with the band’s best work.

Utah Symphony Orchestra & Thierry Fischer - Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 & Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 (2019) [24/192]

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Utah Symphony Orchestra & Thierry Fischer - Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 & Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 (2019) [24/192]

Utah Symphony Orchestra & Thierry Fischer - Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 & Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 59:58 minutes | 1.87 GB
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The Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev was one of the giants of 20th century music. Reference Recordings is proud to present the Utah Symphony conducted by Thierry Fischer, in grand new performances of "Alexander Nevsky" and the "Lieutenant Kijé Suite", two of his most brilliant and dramatic musical works. The music of Lieutenant Kijé was originally written as the score to the film of the same name, released in March 1934. Prokofiev soon adapted it into the five-movement Lieutenant Kijé Suite, first performed in December 1934, and which quickly became a favorite in the international concert repertoire. Then, in 1938, Prokofiev collaborated with film director Eisenstein to create the score for the film Alexander Nevsky. He later adapted much of his score into the large-scale cantata for mezzo-soprano, orchestra and chorus featured on this recording.

Jenny Lin - The Etudes Project, Vol. 1: Iceberg (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Jenny Lin - The Etudes Project, Vol. 1: Iceberg (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Jenny Lin - The Etudes Project, Vol. 1: Iceberg (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 62:22 minutes | 1.94 GB
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The term étude first started to turn up in musical literature in the late 1700s, and came into common usage in the first half of the 19th centuryeither because of, or in close proximity to, the Paris Conservatoire, where the form was polished and promulgated. The notion of a piece of music exactingly engineered to promote some specific aspect of technique was nothing new; in her public presentations of 'The Étude Project', pianist Jenny Lin traces the concept back to Johann Sebastian Bachs Clavier-Übung.

Marek Janowski - Weber: Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Marek Janowski - Weber: Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lise Davidsen, Andreas Schager, Sofia Fomina, Alan Held, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marek Janowski - Weber: Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 115:21 minutes | 1.96 GB
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Maestro Marek Janowski leads a sensational cast — including star vocalists Lise Davidsen and Andreas Schager — on this new recording of Der Freischütz, the German Romantic opera par excellence. In the years after its 1821 premiere, the catchy melodies, picturesque charm and spooky scenes of Der Freischütz thrilled audiences throughout Europe. Janowski’s inspired reading lifts out the symphonic qualities of Carl Maria von Weber’s masterpiece, and makes clear why colleagues such as Hector Berlioz and Richard Wagner raved about the work.

Champion Jack Dupree - Blues Pianist of New Orleans, Vol. 1-3 (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Champion Jack Dupree - Blues Pianist of New Orleans, Vol. 1-3 (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Champion Jack Dupree - Blues Pianist of New Orleans, Vol. 1-3 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 199:55 minutes | 1.50 GB
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3-CD box set of recordings made by blues and boogie-woogie pianist and singer William Thomas "Champion Jack" Dupree in Denmark, during his years spent in Europe from 1959 through to the '70s.

Ron Carter feat. Eric Dolphy - Where? (1961/2014) [Official Digital Download]

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Ron Carter feat. Eric Dolphy - Where? (1961/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Ron Carter feat. Eric Dolphy - Where? (1961/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 36:00 minutes | 422 MB
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Ron Carter, who came to prominence as the bassist for Miles Davis's second great quintet in the 1960s, made his first date as a leader with 1961's „Where?“. The band features the great Eric Dolphy on flute, saxophone, and bass clarinet, drummer Charlie Persip, pianist Mal Waldron, and bassist George Duvivier (who engages in occasional dialogue with Carter's cello).

David Byrne - American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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David Byrne - American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

David Byrne - American Utopia on Broadway (Original Cast Recording) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 90:29 minutes | 1.93 GB
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Nonesuch releases the cast album for the current critically acclaimed Broadway production of David Byrne’s American Utopia, with music and lyrics by David Byrne; it is available digitally now. The two-CD version will be released on November 22 and is available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store; the vinyl edition will be available this winter.