Calmus Ensemble - Chorissimo! Christmas (2020)

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Calmus Ensemble - Chorissimo! Christmas (2020)

Calmus Ensemble - Chorissimo! Christmas (2020)
FLAC tracks | 51:08 | 239 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Carus

The chorissimo! Christmas choral collection contains varied and fresh repertoire for all kinds of singing occasions during Advent, Christmas, and wintertime. Its hallmark is its great stylistic variety, ranging from Christmas classics in modern arrangements, via spirituals, canons, and quodlibets to folk melodies from Europe and South America (mainly with German, English, and French texts). The 29 arrangements by leading composers and arrangers, experienced in the youth choir field, are extremely satisfying through their practicality, great singability, exciting rhythms, and changing tonal colors.

Colosseum - Transmissions Live at the BBC (2020)

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Colosseum - Transmissions Live at the BBC (2020)

Colosseum - Transmissions Live at the BBC (2020)
FLAC tracks | 6:38:08 | 2,2 Gb
Genre: Rock, Jazz-Rock, Blues Rock / Label: Repertoire Records

This is the BBC Radio 1 Service. We proudly present one of the world's greatest bands… Colosseum! Fans tuning into their wireless sets during the great age of progressive rock would have been thrilled to hear the announcer introduce one of their favourite bands about to hit the airwaves.They wouldn't be disappointed. Few bands played with such power, fire and intensity whether in a club, at a festival or even in the confines of a radio station studio. Led by drumming legend Jon Hiseman, Colosseum was guaranteed to give an exciting performance as soon as the red recording light went on and the engineer gave the thumbs up.Even so, it seemed like a fleeting moment, once the broadcasts were over, never to be heard again. But here is the exciting news. Many of the shows when Colosseum roared into epic arrangements like Walking In The Park, Daughter Of Time , Tanglewood 63 and Rope Ladder To The Moon were captured on tape for posterity, not only by the BBC but by listeners armed with their own home recorders.

Andre Rieu - Natal Branco (2020)

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Andre Rieu - Natal Branco (2020)

Andre Rieu - Natal Branco (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:02:35 | 348 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CNR Music

Baptisé roi européen de la valse, le hollandais André Rieu reçoit une formation classique et entame l'apprentissage du violon dès l'âge de cinq ans. En qualité de chef d'orchestre, il dirige le Strauss Opera, travaille sur de nombreux concerts télédiffusés jusqu'aux Etats-Unis et entame une discographie foisonnante pour Polygram. Fondateur et leader du Johann Strauss Orchestra, Rieu est à la tête d'une impressionnante collection d'enregistrements, de Strauss & Co (1994) à Romantic Moments II (2018) en passant par Romantic Moments (1998) et peut s'enorgueillir d'une communauté de fans lui permettant de remplir des stades.

Haoli Lin & Jianan Liu - C. & R. Schumann: Music for Violin & Piano (2020)

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Haoli Lin & Jianan Liu - C. & R. Schumann: Music for Violin & Piano (2020)

Haoli Lin & Jianan Liu - C. & R. Schumann: Music for Violin & Piano (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:12:46 | 343 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

Between 1849 and 1853 Robert and Clara Schumann wrote a series of striking and imaginative works for violin and piano. Clara’s expressive Romanzen explores the violin’s lower and middle range, while Robert’s own set of the same name balances turbulence with melancholy. His concentration at this time on Hausmusik also led to the Fantasiestücke, originally cast for clarinet, and the fairy-tale narratives of Märchenbilder. The passionate complexity of the Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor suggests new musical paths the composer didn’t live to fully explore.

Malmo Opera Orchestra, Dario Salvi - Humperdinck: Stage Works (2020)

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Malmo Opera Orchestra, Dario Salvi - Humperdinck: Stage Works (2020)

Malmo Opera Orchestra, Dario Salvi - Humperdinck: Stage Works (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:13:23 | 285 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

Engelbert Humperdinck won a worldwide reputation through his application of Wagnerian techniques to folk music in Hänsel und Gretel. But he wrote far more widely for the stage than is acknowledged, and this selection focuses on long overlooked works that reveal Humperdinck’s flair for romance, comedy and innovation. These include music for one of the first full-colour silent films, the spectacular Das Wunder (1912); the passionate, ethereal small cantata Die Wallfahrt nach Kevlaar; the rich antique flavour of Lysistrata; as well as his dance-saturated and serenely beautiful incidental music for Der Kaufmann von Venedig.

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House & Koen Kessels - Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words (2020)

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Orchestra of the Royal Opera House & Koen Kessels - Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words (2020)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House & Koen Kessels - Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:29:04 | 830 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Opus Arte

This is an album recording of the stunning music from the ballet feature film created by the International Emmy Award-winning Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. It stars the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Koen Kessels as they perform Sergei Prokofiev’s original score. Highlighting the essence of MacMillan’s world-renowned choreography, Nunn and Trevitt’s Romeo and Juliet takes us into the action with striking intimacy that is enhanced by the skilled interpretations of the musicians. Recorded on location, the present album’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet is a production that is internationally recognized as being at the zenith of dance storytelling.

Daniel O'Donnell - Christmas Gold (2020)

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Daniel O'Donnell - Christmas Gold (2020)

Daniel O'Donnell - Christmas Gold (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:03:29 | 335 Mb
Genre: Pop, Christmas and Holiday / Label: Crimson

The spiritual descendent of clean-cut, wholesome pop icons like Pat Boone and Andy Williams, Daniel O'Donnell enjoys a massive fan base in Ireland, Britain, and beyond. He focuses on broad-reaching vocal and country material and in 2019 became the first artist to have at least one different charting album annually in the U.K. for 32 consecutive years. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, on December 12, 1961, O'Donnell was one of five children. His older sister Margo vaulted to national fame in 1968 when her country-inspired single "Dear God" topped the Irish charts, although her success was tempered by the death of their father that same year.

Renaud Capuçon, Edgar Moreau - Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1, Cello Sonata No. 1 & Piano Trio No. 2 (2020)

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Renaud Capuçon, Edgar Moreau - Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1, Cello Sonata No. 1 & Piano Trio No. 2 (2020)

Renaud Capuçon, Edgar Moreau - Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1, Cello Sonata No. 1 & Piano Trio No. 2 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:15:45 | 308 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

It's always a good thing when a new recording fills a hole in the catalogue, and this all-Saint-Saëns chamber programme from seasoned collaborators Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou and Edgar Moreau is one of those. Firstly because, while there already exists a generous smattering of readings of the first violin and cello sonatas from a range of top names, they tend not to be paired with each other. Plus, they've never been paired with the magnificent Piano Trio No. 2, which itself has been much less recorded. Add the fact that here we have not just three of France's finest artists, but among them the pianist who carried off Gramophone's “2019 Recording of the Year” precisely for his Saint-Saëns (recording of Concertos Nos. 2 & 5), and there's a whole host of reasons why this album deserves your full attention.

Wolfgang Rübsam - J.S. Bach: French Suites BWV812-817 (2020)

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Wolfgang Rübsam - J.S. Bach: French Suites BWV812-817 (2020)

Wolfgang Rübsam - J.S. Bach: French Suites BWV812-817 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:30:07 | 806 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

It was Georg Böhm who introduced Bach to French harpsichord music and the appropriate manner of playing. Thanks to Böhm’s introduction, Bach, the German harpsichordist, was able to perform French dance music of the era of Louis XIV at gatherings of the nobility, thus becoming familiar with the music of his French contemporaries such as François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Louis Marchand. Among the harpsichord pieces which Bach composed in the French style, besides many separate suites, are the English and French Suites (both completed as series in Cöthen and Leipzig in 1718-1725), and the Six Partitas. Bach included in the French Suites the customary sequence of allemande, courante, sarabande and gigue, with additional short movements between the sarabande and gigue. The dances are based on French models, but have no preludes and are generally of a more modest scale, both less stylized and less demanding technically.Played by one of the foremost keyboard players of today, Wolfgang Rübsam, on the Lute Harpsichord.

Parov Stelar - Voodoo Sonic (The Album) (2020)

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Parov Stelar - Voodoo Sonic (The Album) (2020)

Parov Stelar - Voodoo Sonic (The Album) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 66:54 | 438 Mb
Genre: Electro Swing, Nu Jazz / Label: Etage Noir Recordings

The Voodoo Universe is now complete! The masterpiece combining the Trilogy 1-3 will be released on November 27th and is a magnificent work show of the multifaceted genius.Concerts by successful musicians often have an air of church-mass: Fans pay homage to their idols, hailing them, giving the impression of following them blindly. Parov Stelar, a globally successful musician from Austria, is one such artist.Is this art of seduction a kind of Voodoo, Black Magic even? Who can tell? It makes no difference whatsoever, as to his fans Parov Stelar easily passes as a High-Priest of grooves that perfectly understands how to put them in ecstasy. In Voodoo, Bondieu, a higher being communicates to the masses through priests called Loas. Parov Stelar manages to do so with his music.

Various Artists - John Lennon in Jazz (A Jazz Tribute to John Lennon) (2020)

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Various Artists - John Lennon in Jazz (A Jazz Tribute to John Lennon) (2020)

Various Artists - John Lennon in Jazz (A Jazz Tribute to John Lennon) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:20:06 | 440 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Wagram Music

Above the album worked the 'John Lennon in Jazz (A Jazz Tribute to John Lennon) ', and his release took place on 2020. The album has got songs with a total duration of more than an hour. A compilation is a compilation of original music.

Riley Lee - The Five Elements (2020)

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Riley Lee - The Five Elements (2020)

Riley Lee - The Five Elements (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:12:45 | 328 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Australian Broadcasting Corp

Five Elements will take you on kaleidoscopic journey through the Australian landscape that traverses universal concepts linking humanity to our natural environment and spiritual core through music. ​Drawing inspiration from the belief in many ancient cultures that the entire universe was made of just five fundamental elements, earth, air, water, fire and ether, Riley Lee and the Enigma Quartet have commissioned and selected music from Australia’s finest compositional voices to present a strikingly original concert.

Fumble - Not Fade Away: The Complete Recordings 1964-1982 (2020)

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Fumble - Not Fade Away: The Complete Recordings 1964-1982 (2020)

Fumble - Not Fade Away: The Complete Recordings 1964-1982 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 04:19:46 | 1,51 Gb
Genre: Classic Rock, Rock / Label: Grapefruit

Four CDs. Fumble were by far the classiest of the rock'n'roll revival bands operating during the Seventies, recording extensively in their own right as well as touring with Bill Haley and Fats Domino, backing Chuck Berry and appearing in both the London show Elvis: The Musical and Jack Good's revival of the legendary Oh Boy!None of their rivals had original material of the caliber of "Free The Kids" or "Marilyn", and none of their fellow retro-rockers possessed the imagination or artistic self-confidence to come up with such radical revamps of classic R&B/rock tunes as their incendiary version of 'Not Fade Away'. Not Fade Away: The Complete Recordings 1964-1982 does exactly what it says on the tin. It features all of the band's recordings, including their three studio albums, beginning with their self-titled 1972 debut set (housed in a memorable Hipgnosis sleeve) and the superb follow-up 'Poetry In Lotion', which featured a handful of superior original songs alongside the vintage covers. In addition, we include the 'Rumble With Fumble' live LP as well as a number of previously unreleased studio outtakes, alternative versions, a BBC radio session and even eight pre-Fumble recordings from their time as mid-Sixties garage beat/R&B group The Iveys.

Foreigner - The Can't Slow Down B-Sides and Extra Tracks (Live) (2020)

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Foreigner - The Can't Slow Down B-Sides and Extra Tracks (Live) (2020)

Foreigner - The Can't Slow Down B-Sides and Extra Tracks (Live) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:17:33 | 557 Mb
Genre: Rock, Pop / Label: earMUSIC

While some 70s rock bands struggled to move to the 80s, others continued to flourish and enjoyed some of their biggest commercial hits: Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon and especially Foreigners. The band, led by British guitarist Mick Jones, who first appeared in recordings by George Harrison and Peter Frampton and was propelled into the limelight by ultra-powerful vocalist Lou Gramm, combines rock, R&B and pop elements in a uniquely cohesive style that has earned the band a string of hits for their 70s and 80s singles, several platinum albums and a near-constant presence on classic rock radios.

VA - Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75 (2020)

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VA - Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75 (2020)

VA - Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:51:53 | 534 Mb
Genre: Folk, Pop / Label: Grapefruit

Released in 2015, Grapefruit’s 3-CD multi-artist British underground folk compilation Dust On The Nettles was widely praised, with a five-star review in The Times hailing it as “a delight from beginning to end”.A long-overdue follow up to that set, Sumer Is Icumen In tightens the mesh by focusing on the point when traditional folksong and the burgeoning late Sixties counterculture collided, largely courtesy of seminal acts like the Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention and Pentangle.