Marc Streitenfeld - Robin Hood (2010) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Marc Streitenfeld - Robin Hood (2010) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Marc Streitenfeld - Robin Hood (2010) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Scans (600dpi, *.jpg) | 00:51:41 | 301 mb
Classical, Stage & Screen | Label: Varèse Sarabande / Colosseum / VSD-7020

Marc Streitenfeld is an interesting composer to look at. He started out as an assistant to Hans Zimmer and served as music editor on many of Hans' scores the past decade. Through Hans is where he met Ridley Scott. After working on 7 films together Hans and Ridley took their separate ways, which some people still wonder about. Honestly, it was most likely a friendly separation than some of the "creative differences" separations you hear about between directors and composers.

Our Native Daughters - Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) {Smithsonian Folkways}

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Our Native Daughters - Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) {Smithsonian Folkways}

Our Native Daughters - Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019) {Smithsonian Folkways}
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 00:52:18 | 296 mb
Folk, Blues, Country | Label: Smithsonian Folkways / SFW CD 40232

Songs of Our Native Daughters gathers together kindred musicians Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell in song and sisterhood to communicate with their forebears. Drawing on and reclaiming early minstrelsy and banjo music, these musicians reclaim, recast, and spotlight the often unheard and untold history of their ancestors, whose stories remain vital and alive today.

The material on Songs of Our Native Daughters - written and sung in various combinations - is inspired by New World slave narratives, discrimination and how it has shaped our American experience, as well as musicians such as Haitian troubadour Althiery Dorval and Mississippi Hill Country string player Sid Hemphill, and more.

Willy DeVille - Victory Mixture (1990)

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Willy DeVille - Victory Mixture (1990)

Willy DeVille - Victory Mixture (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 177 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 75 mb
Blues, R&B, Soul | Label: Sky Ranch Records / SR 652304

“Victory Mixture” is a 1990 album by Willy DeVille. The album consists of cover versions of New Orleans R&B and soul classics by DeVille’s musical idols.
Trouser Press said about the album, “A rootsy covers collection, Victory Mixture provides a welcome antidote to Miracle's misguided modernity, making the most of the singer's relocation to New Orleans with backup from such local legends as Allen Toussaint, Eddie Bo and Dr. John."Victory Mixture is unusual in that it was recorded without the use of overdubbing or sound editing, the idea being to record the songs in the same manner as they were recorded originally in the 1950s and early 1960s - without soundboard technology.

Freiburger Barockorchester - JS Bach: Overtures: Complete Orchestral Suites (2011)

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Freiburger Barockorchester - JS Bach: Overtures: Complete Orchestral Suites (2011)

Freiburger Barockorchester - JS Bach: Overtures: Complete Orchestral Suites (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, jpg) | 525 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 01:33:39 | 256 mb
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi / HMC 902113.14

Called ‘Ouvertüren' in Germany, because they began with a large-scale overture à la française, Bach's Suites for orchestra offer a unique synthesis of the French and the Italian styles. The Leipzig Cantor did not content himself with a mere set of amiable dances for his ‘Collegium Musicum': he revived the genre in his own manner, accenting the contrasts, refining the orchestration, and introducing a hitherto unknown contrapuntal element. Two centuries later these admirable orchestral works continue to represent an indispensable treasure of the Baroque.

Jan Bartoš - Janáček: Piano Works (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Jan Bartoš - Janáček: Piano Works (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Jan Bartoš - Janáček: Piano Works (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:14:23 | 1.21 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Before he was completely overwhelmed by love for composing, Leoš Janáček strove to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He was closely familiar with the instrument, which allowed him to share his innermost emotions and feelings. Janáček wrote his first opus, Thema con variazioni, at the age of 26, when he was studying at the Leipzig Conservatory. The miniature piece Reminiscence is one of his last scores. The composer conceived his three essential piano works, 1.X. 1905, On an Overgrown Path and In the Mists, between 1900 and 1912, which was a difficult phase in his life. They are the most personal, most intimate pieces he wrote. Janáček was inspired by the sound of the cimbalom, an instrument he often heard when collecting folk songs in Moravia.

Pino Forastiere - From 1 to 8 (2011)

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Pino Forastiere - From 1 to 8 (2011)

Pino Forastiere - From 1 to 8 (2011)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front, back cover | 217 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 44:23 | 102 mb
Rock, Classical, Acoustic Guitar | Label: CandyRat Records

"From 1 to 8" is a collection of eight beautiful new compositions for contemporary acoustic guitar. Or - depending on who's listening - it's a collection of eight study etudes for guitarists, focusing on composition, deep musicality and intricate technique.

The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie ‎- The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman (1970) [Vinyl Rip 24/192]

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The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie ‎- The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman (1970) [Vinyl Rip 24/192]

The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie ‎- The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman (1970) [Vinyl Rip 24/192]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Artwork: covers | 50:02 | 1.62 Gb
Classical, Minimalism, Crossover | Label: Decca

Like Scott Joplin, Eric Satie composed music that made the brothel sound as languid and erotic as it looked. The different locales (Paris and New Orleans) though differing substantially in atmosphere, are recreated on sheets of music no better than by these two composers.

Robert King, The King's Consort - Luigi Boccherini, Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater (1999) [Official Digital Download]

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Robert King, The King's Consort - Luigi Boccherini, Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater (1999) [Official Digital Download]

Robert King, The King's Consort - Luigi Boccherini, Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater (1999)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 1:13:34 | 1198 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: scans

Boccherini wrote very little vocal music; however he left two settings of the Stabat mater. It was first set in 1781 for solo soprano and strings and then in 1800 for two sopranos and tenor, obviously influenced by the hugely-popular Pergolesi Stabat mater of 1736. There are many similarities in the notation and harmony - even the same key of F minor is used. The writing is of extraordinary individuality and seems to come straight from the heart. This unjustly neglected piece is surely one of the most remarkable sacred compostions of the era.

Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group - Clarinet Trios - Schumann; Bruch; Mozart (2019) [24-192]

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Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group - Clarinet Trios - Schumann; Bruch; Mozart (2019) [24-192]

Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group - Clarinet Trios - Schumann; Bruch; Mozart (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Artwork: front cover | 01:08:06 | 2.37 Gb
Classical | Label: LAWO - LWC1172

The combination of clarinet, viola and piano has not been used much by composers throughout the ages, and the most representative works are on this recording. Featured on this fourth release of Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group are solo clarinettist Leif Arne Pedersen, violist Henninge Landaas and pianist Gonzalo Moreno.

Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Gyorgy Vashegyi - Conti: Missa Sancti Pauli (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Gyorgy Vashegyi - Conti: Missa Sancti Pauli (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Gyorgy Vashegyi - Conti: Missa Sancti Pauli (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 1:07:18 | 1157 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover, d.booklet

The modern-day appreciation of Francesco Bartolomeo Conti takes a decisive turn in the direction of his church music with this early eighteenth-century composers Missa Sancti Pauli given an ideal recording on Glossa by György Vashegyi, the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra. Conti was a Florentine who worked for much of his career in the Imperial Court in Vienna, generating much attention there the ever-observant JS Bach and Zelenka were both known to have been attracted by his music.

Jonathan Cilia Faro - From Now On (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Jonathan Cilia Faro - From Now On (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jonathan Cilia Faro - From Now On (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 50:13 | 521 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Jonathan Cilia Faro has overcome every obstacle life has thrown at him to follow his dream of becoming an opera star. From his troubled childhood which saw him finding solace in classical music thanks to a nun at his school, to his battle with cancer, to such unlikely spells as: A minister, Solider, Freemason, Busker and a Restaurateur

Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: English Suites, BWV 806 - 811 (2019) [24-96]

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Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: English Suites, BWV 806 - 811 (2019) [24-96]

Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: English Suites, BWV 806 - 811 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | 2:32:43 | 3.32 Gb
Classical, Baroque | Label: BIS-2281 SACD

A busy schedule as music director of the Bach Collegium Japan and sought-after guest conductor doesn’t stop Masaaki Suzuki from returning to his first loves, the organ and the harpsichord. With the present release he adds yet another chapter to his series of Bach’s works for solo harpsichord. After acclaimed recordings of the Well-tempered Clavier, the Goldberg variations, the French Suites and other works the turn has come to the English Suites. Composed while Bach were in his thirties it precedes other sets such as the French Suites and the Toccatas, and in his liner notes, Bach scholar Yo Tomita draws attention to 'the stylistic traits of a youthful and ambitious composer wanting to make his mark through the use of counterpoint and virtuosity'.

Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Warner Recordings (2016) (24CDs Box Set) {Warner Classics}

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Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Warner Recordings (2016) (24CDs Box Set) {Warner Classics}

Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Warner Recordings (2016) (24CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front, Back cover | 20:17:08 | 4.71 Gb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics / 9029593016

Often named the supreme pianist of his era, Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) was a poet of the keyboard and an enigmatic, sometimes eccentric figure. These 24 CDs span three centuries of music – repertoire for solo piano and piano duo, chamber music, song and concerto – and bring Richter together with other great artists of his time. As the New York Times wrote, his pianism “combined astonishing technical mastery with bold, wide-ranging musical imagination. His control over the colorings of piano tone was incomparable.”

Dinu Lipatti - The Master Pianist (2008) (7CD Box Set) {EMI}

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Dinu Lipatti - The Master Pianist (2008) (7CD Box Set) {EMI}

Dinu Lipatti - The Master Pianist (2008) (7CD Box Set)]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 07:32:56 | Scans (300 dpi, png) | 1.19 Gb
Classical | Label: EMI Classics

Dinu Lipatti- the Master Pianist plays Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Grieg, Schumann, Bartok and Schubert on this seven CD set. Dinu Lipatti (1917- 1950) was a Romanian classical pianist and composer whose career was tragically cut short by his death from Hodgkin's disease at age 33. Despite his short career and a relatively small recorded legacy, Lipatti is considered one of the finest pianists of the 20th century.

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Siegfried (1963) (4CD Box Set)

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Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Siegfried (1963) (4CD Box Set)

Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker - Wagner: Siegfried (1963) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.boolet | 1099 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 03:59:45 | 554 mb
Classical, Opera, Romantic | Label: 1984 - Decca Records / 455564

The third portion of Solti's famed traversal of Richard Wagner's "Ring" tetralogy (I love that word, had to use it) is, simply, terrific. You could call it uneven, but that's unevenness fluctuating between "very good" and "inspired".