Joshua Bell - Voice of the Violin (2006)

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Joshua Bell - Voice of the Violin (2006)

Joshua Bell - Voice of the Violin (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 255 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 133 MB | 53:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

I'm afraid that understates the ethereal quality of Bell's extraction of living musical notes from his Stradivarius. The spiritual oneness that happens with a virtuoso and his/her instrument is what makes the connection between the listener and the player. The instrument becomes a unique voice that communicates the essence of music, which itself, is an extension of the writer.

Jane Birkin - Anthologie (2006)

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Jane Birkin - Anthologie (2006)

Jane Birkin - Anthologie (2006)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 02:16:54 | 359 MB
Genre: Pop, Chanson | Label: Universal Music

The heavy-breathing vocalist on one of the most infamous chart-toppers in British history, Jane Birkin enjoyed a long film and recording career. Born in London in 1946, she followed in her mother's footsteps and began acting at the Kensington Academy in London. While still a teenager, she made her stage debut in Graham Greene's 1964 production Carving a Statue.

Olivia Ruiz - Chocolat Show (2007)

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Olivia Ruiz - Chocolat Show (2007)

Olivia Ruiz - Chocolat Show (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 596 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 208 MB | 01:14:22
Genre: Pop, Chanson | Label: Polydor

Après plus de 850 000 albums vendus, plus de 200 dates de concert, 2 Victoires de la Musique (artiste féminine + spectacle), Olivia Ruiz est incontestablement l'artiste de l'année ! C'est donc en mai dernier qu'elle a enregistré au Cirque d'Hiver son CHOCOLAT SHOW avec ses invités, Christian Olivier et Mathias Malzieu.

Joshua Bell - The Essential (2007)

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Joshua Bell - The Essential (2007)

Joshua Bell - The Essential (2007)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 02:06:40 | 321 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Music

Existing fans of violinist Joshua Bell are already well-acquainted with the broad scope of repertoire and performance abilities ranging deftly from the classical concerto repertoire to his well-known collaborations with Edgar Meyer. For those unfamiliar with Bell's recorded works, this two-disc set of The Essential Joshua Bell provides quite a comprehensive overview of his wide-ranging talents. Of course, it could also be argued that if one movement of a concerto is "essential," so too should be the rest of the movements.

Joshua Bell, The Cleveland Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (2012)

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Joshua Bell, The Cleveland Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (2012)

Joshua Bell, The Cleveland Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 234 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 132 MB | 51:40
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

It's hard to believe that it's almost 30 years since Joshua Bell recorded these concertos with Ashkenazy and the Cleveland Orchestra. They still sound very good, and I was particularly taken by the Wieniawski because I had enjoyed Heifetz's performance from the early 1950s, but the quality of the orchestral sound here made me realize what the earlier recording lacked. The Tchaikovsky is excellent too, and Ashkenazy's accompaniments are alert and well-integrated with the solo part, and the recording, thankfully, does not spotlight the violin unduly the balance seems just right to me.

Olivia Ruiz - J'Aime Pas L'Amour (2004)

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Olivia Ruiz - J'Aime Pas L'Amour (2004)

Olivia Ruiz - J'Aime Pas L'Amour (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 347 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 119 MB | 45:15
Genre: Pop, Chanson | Label: Polydor

Olivia Ruiz, ex-Star Ac', a réussi le tour de force d'éviter le carcan des chansons romantiques pour imposer ses mélodies qui rockent et musettent façon Têtes Raides. Forte d'une expérience acquise dès l'âge de quinze ans dans les bals et les guinguettes de sa région de Carcassonne, elle déboule avec un premier album au titre provocateur J'aime pas l'amour en douze points fidèle à ses tentations musicales.

Vincent Delerm - Favourite Songs (2007)

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Vincent Delerm - Favourite Songs (2007)

Vincent Delerm - Favourite Songs (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 457 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 169 MB | 01:06:06
Genre: Pop, Chanson | Label: Tôt Ou Tard

Depuis les toutes premières notes de Fanny Ardant et moi entendues à la radio il y a maintenant bien longtemps, je suis une inconditionnelle de Vincent Delerm. J’ai écouté sans fin tous ses albums les uns après les autres, et j’ai découvert que ses concerts étaient aussi théâtraux que musicaux. Son nouveau disque Favourite Songs, un album de reprises en duo enregistrées en live, fait le lien et ne m’a pas déçue.

Daniel Hope - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)

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Daniel Hope - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)

Daniel Hope - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 319 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 199 MB | 01:17:55
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Daniel Hope provides a thoughtful and distinctive take on this increasingly familiar music. While his coolly radiant tone can turn fragile and scratchy at times of stress, his interpretations have a patient sobriety recalling David Oistrakh, the great Soviet-era virtuoso to whom the present CD is dedicated.

Daniel Hope - Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 16, Concerto for Violin and Piano, Violin Sonata (2005)

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Daniel Hope - Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 16, Concerto for Violin and Piano, Violin Sonata (2005)

Daniel Hope - Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 16, Concerto for Violin and Piano, Violin Sonata (2005)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 287 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 120 MB | 01:10:36
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Music

By combining the 120 extant measures of Mozart's unfinished Concerto in D major for violin and piano, K. App. 56 (K. 315f) with the Sonata in D major for piano and violin, K. 306, composer Philip Wilby has fashioned a performing version that seems reasonably backed by musical evidence, competent in orchestration, and perhaps ingenious enough to meet the approval of some Mozartians. Unfortunately for listeners seeking a major revelation, this reconstruction is short on the felicitous surprises and touching expressions one might find in a fully conceived work by Mozart, and seems a bit ordinary in substance and artificial in development.

Julia Fischer - Poème (2011) (Repost)

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Julia Fischer - Poème (2011) (Repost)

Julia Fischer - Poème (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:57 | 292 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: LC 00171

Julia Fischer's Poème is an excellent album for fans of late-Romantic and post-Romantic violin classics, essentially oriented toward melancholy coloration and passionate expressions. The Poema autunnale by Ottorino Respighi, Poème by Ernest Chausson, and The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams are tone poems that feature the violin as soloist and maintain either a lyrical or reflective atmosphere for most of their duration.

Laulu-Miehet Male Voice Choir, Matti Hyökki - Suomessa Syntynyt - Born in Finland: Finnish Works for Male Voices (2017)

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Laulu-Miehet Male Voice Choir, Matti Hyökki - Suomessa Syntynyt - Born in Finland: Finnish Works for Male Voices (2017)

Laulu-Miehet Male Voice Choir, Matti Hyökki - Suomessa Syntynyt - Born in Finland: Finnish Works for Male Voices (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:40 | 324 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Laulu-Miehet | Catalog: LMCD-110

Mieskuoromusiikki on ollut satavuotiaan isänmaamme kohtalonhetkissä vahvasti läsnä. Laulu-Miehet on usein ollut näiden historiallisten taitekohtien musiikin ensimmäinen esittäjä. Itsenäistymisemme kynnyksellä Jääkärien Marssi – runo salakuljetettiin värikkäiden vaiheiden saattelemana Saksasta säveltäjämestari Jean Sibeliukselle. Sibeliuksen käsissä runo sai nykyisin tuntemamme sävelasun. V.A. Koskenniemi puolestaan kirjoitti sanoituksen Jean Sibeliuksen Finlandia-hymniin. Molempien laulujen kantaesittäjä oli Laulu-Miehet.

Daniel Hope - Daniel Hope Plays Schnittke, Takemitsu, Weill (1999)

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Daniel Hope - Daniel Hope Plays Schnittke, Takemitsu, Weill (1999)

Daniel Hope - Daniel Hope Plays Schnittke, Takemitsu, Weill (1999)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:12:59 | 144 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus Records

Full marks to Nimbus for variety. The danger is that three such different composers, combined in a way you would never expect in a concert, will cancel each other out. Fortunately, the performances are strong enough – even when heard in close succession – to justify the enterprise, and the recordings are no less successful in the way they capture the intimacy of tone characteristic of all four compositions.

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Howard Arman - Handel: Occasional Oratorio (2017)

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Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Howard Arman - Handel: Occasional Oratorio (2017)

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Howard Arman - Handel: Occasional Oratorio (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 2:18:27 | 703 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BR Klassik | Catalog: 900520

For his ''Occasional Oratorio'', composed in 1746 in an age of personal and political upheaval, Handel made generous use of much of his own earlier material, and this resulted in something quite close to an anthology: a choice collection of his most beautiful and most famous pieces - as it were, a ''Best Of''. The ''Messiah'' librettist Charles Jennens complained loudly that the oratorio was ''a triumph for a victory not yet gain'd'', and that its libretto, by a certain Newburgh Hamilton, was an ''inconceivable jumble of John Milton and Edmund Spenser''.

Claude Nougaro - Hitbox (2013)

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Claude Nougaro - Hitbox (2013)

Claude Nougaro - Hitbox (2013)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 02:53:11 | 451 MB
Genre: Pop, Chanson | Label: Universal Music

Widely regarded as the singer who fused the traditions of the French chanson with the energy and verve of American jazz, Claude Nougaro was born in Toulouse on September 9, 1929. The son of an opera singer and a piano teacher, he was raised largely by his grandparents, devouring not only classical music but also the homegrown pop of Charles Trenet and Edith Piaf, and the American swing of Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller broadcast via Radio-Toulouse.

Viktoria Mullova, Piotr Anderszewski - Brahms: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1997)

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Viktoria Mullova, Piotr Anderszewski - Brahms: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1997)

Viktoria Mullova, Piotr Anderszewski - Brahms: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (1997)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 306 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 160 MB | 01:02:38
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

Mullova and Anderszewski have thought through every detail of their interpretations - these are performances of exceptionally wide expressive range, from passionate ardor to the dark and turgid to the touchingly melancholic. Mullova and Anderszewski give a wonderful impression of having thought through every detail of their interpretations. Throughout the three sonatas I was impressed, not just by the way they do everything Brahms asks for, but by their evident personal involvement in the music.