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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 1.10 Gb | Total time: 192:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 95283 | Recorded: 2014, 2015

Demofoonte dates from the early Milan years of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), long before the radical reform operas for which he is most famous and his break with opera seria and the librettos of Pietro Metastasio. Gluck arrived in the northern Italian city in 1737 and was mentored there by composer Giovanni Battista Sammartini. Though Sammartini primarily composed symphonies and music for the church, Milan boasted a vibrant opera scene, and Gluck soon formed an association with one of the city's up-and-coming opera houses, the Teatro Regio Ducal.

Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)

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Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)

Christian Heinrich Rinck - Works for Organ (Organ by Bernhard Dreymann (1837) St. Ignaz Church, Mainz) (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:54:14 | 438 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Coviello Classics

An “exemplary instrument” was the Dreymann organ built in 1837 in the St. Ignaz Church in the centre of Mainz. This was written by someone who should know: Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, organ virtuoso, author of an organ school and expert in the service of the Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, who commissioned the construction of the instrument. Unfortunately, the organ did not survive the centuries and wars unscathed; minor repairs were made again and again, but it was not until 2015 to 2019 that it was restored from the ground up. This inspired organ professor Gerhard Gnann from Mainz to embark on a project close to his heart: students are bringing the old sound back to life; he himself is also involved, of course. The chosen works were naturally obvious: they are all by the aforementioned Rinck, who, by the way, was born in the same year as Beethoven and is thus also a 250th anniversary of this year. His works at the transition from the late classical to the romantic period bring out the fine nuances of the organ’s timbres to best advantage.

Collectif Trytone - BACK TO BACH (2021)

Posted By: ciklon5
Collectif Trytone - BACK TO BACH (2021)

Collectif Trytone - BACK TO BACH (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 00:58:56 | 287 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Paraty

On perçoit souvent une distinction nette entre la pratique de l’improvisation et la pratique de la musique savante occidentale. L’une est considérée comme spontanée, périlleuse et sur le vif, tandis que l’autre comme l’art de la perfection, de la reproduction et de l’interprétation. Le Collectif Trytone estime, comme Nadia Boulanger, qu’aucune distinction franche ne devrait les séparer. Bien que l’écriture de Bach soit sans doute au sommet de l’activité artistique humaine, pourquoi devrait-elle être considérée comme intouchable ? Même le retour depuis les années 1970 à une ‘’interprétation historiquement informée’’ mettant l’accent sur la recherche, les sources et l’interprétation sur instruments d’époque, n’est garant d’aucune réponse définitive sur le monde sonore de Bach. L'aspect non-certain de l'imaginaire sonore de J. S. Bach permet d'envisager ce projet du Collectif Trytone avec grande curiosité. Voici repensées et ré-orchestrées des pages diverses du Cantor, des extraits de la Passion selon St. Jean ou autres cantates, et quelques pièces instrumentales, etc.

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Salieri: Armida (2021)

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Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Salieri: Armida (2021)

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Salieri: Armida (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 02:05:34 | 601 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Aparté

Enregistrée du 10 au 13 juillet 2020 à la Philharmonie de Paris, cette Armida nous en apprend un peu plus sur Antonio Salieri, si aimé de son vivant et si décrié par la suite, notamment à cause de ses rapports obscurs avec Mozart que le XIXe siècle a inventés et que le film de Milos Forman a perpétué à notre époque.

Chouchane Siranossian & Capriccio Barockorchester - Romberg: Violin Concertos (2021)

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Chouchane Siranossian & Capriccio Barockorchester - Romberg: Violin Concertos (2021)

Chouchane Siranossian & Capriccio Barockorchester - Romberg: Violin Concertos (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:16:52 | 364 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Alpha

Né en Basse-Saxe à peine trois ans avant Beethoven, le violoniste Andreas Romberg (1767-1821) était lui aussi un instrumentiste virtuose et précoce. Son parcours a également été chamboulé par les guerres napoléoniennes et une rencontre formatrice avec Haydn. Et tout comme Beethoven, son œuvre la plus populaire était une adaptation chorale d’un poème de Schiller, Das Lied von der Glocke, créée en 1809. Romberg a écrit énormément de concertos pour violon, mais il ne reste que seize partitions manuscrites de toute son œuvre, conservées à Hambourg. Chouchane Siranossian a décidé d’exhumer trois concertos et d’en réaliser l’enregistrement, trois premières mondiales qui permettent de découvrir un compositeur plutôt intéressant et des œuvres hautement virtuoses.

VA - Landmarks of Recorded Pianism, Volume 2 (2020)

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VA - Landmarks of Recorded Pianism, Volume 2 (2020)

VA - Landmarks of Recorded Pianism, Volume 2 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 494 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 457 Mb | Covers included | 02:38:49
Classical | Label: Marston Records

In this second volume of the series Landmarks of Recorded Pianism, producers Ward Marston and Gregor Benko once again select piano recordings of great historical significance. There are several broadcast items presented: “live” performances by Rosenthal of Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, as well as Mark Hambourg playing Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 and short selections from a Japanese broadcast by Ignaz Friedman, all of which expand our understanding of these pianists’ artistic contributions. Additional broadcast performances by Etelka Freund, Percy Grainger, and Reah Sadowsky, plus a unique broadcast of Grace Castagnetta improvising, are joined by commercial recordings of composer Federico Mompou and pianists Rosita Renard and Frank La Forge that have never been reissued before, as well as what is probably the earliest fortepiano recording, Arnold Dolmetsch playing the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata.

Angelica Garcia - Cha Cha Palace (2020)

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Angelica Garcia - Cha Cha Palace (2020)

Angelica Garcia - Cha Cha Palace (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 277 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 Mb | 00:42:31
Art Pop, Female Vocal | Label: Spacebomb Records

With her sophomore album, 2020's magical and earthy Cha Cha Palace, singer/songwriter Angelica Garcia embraces her family's Mexican and Salvadoran roots, crafting an explosive collage out of her varied influences. A Los Angeles native, Garcia grew up listening to an eclectic combination of mariachi music, Latin pop, jazz, country, and indie rock.

Sasha Cooke, Daniel Hope, Kay Stern, Dawn Harms, Patricia Heller, Emil Miland - Violins of Hope (Live) (2021)

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Sasha Cooke, Daniel Hope, Kay Stern, Dawn Harms, Patricia Heller, Emil Miland - Violins of Hope (Live) (2021)

Sasha Cooke, Daniel Hope, Kay Stern, Dawn Harms, Patricia Heller, Emil Miland - Violins of Hope (Live) (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:15:11 | 271 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: PentaTone

"Violins of Hope" presents instruments that were owned by Jewish musicians before and during the Holocaust, representing strength and optimism for the future during mankind’s darkest hour. They have been refurbished by luthiers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein, founders of the "Violins of Hope" project.On this album, recorded live at Kohl Mansion, the instruments are used to perform two string quartet masterpieces by Schubert and Mendelssohn, alongside a new composition by Jake Heggie, inspired by the violins’ histories. Schubert’s unfinished Quartettsatz is often considered Schubert’s first mature work, and displays a typically Schubertian mix of impetuous agitation and sublime lyricism.

Corinne Morris & Petr Limonov - Belle Époque 1886 (2021)

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Corinne Morris & Petr Limonov - Belle Époque 1886 (2021)

Corinne Morris & Petr Limonov - Belle Époque 1886 (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 64:20 | 235 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: SOMM Recordings

"Belle Époque 1886" celebrates a golden age of French chamber music, uniquely coupling Cello Sonatas by César Franck and Benjamin Godard. Franck’s Cello Sonata – an arrangement by cellist Jules Delsart of his Violin Sonata, originally composed for violinist Eugène Ysaÿe’s wedding and the only alternative version sanctioned by the composer – is notable for the lyrical, singing quality of its cello writing while boasting complex harmonies and sophisticated thematic devices throughout.A prolific composer, versatile musician and close associate of Franck’s, Godard’s Cello Sonata, says Gavin Dixon in his booklet notes, “demonstrates an innate knowledge of the instrument, especially of the varied expressive potential of its different ranges”. It is shot through with vivid colouring of the cello’s voice in shifting registers and Godard’s penchant for the operatic.

VA - 70s Rock Down: The Ultimate Rock Anthems (3CD, 2020)

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VA - 70s Rock Down: The Ultimate Rock Anthems (3CD, 2020)

VA - 70s Rock Down: The Ultimate Rock Anthems (3CD, 2020)
FLAC (tracks + .cue,log,scans) | 4:23:49 | 1,5 Gb
Genre: 70s, Classic Rock, Pop, British, Progressive Rock / Label: Universal Music

Above the album worked the '70s Rock Down: The Ultimate Rock Anthems ', 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.

Doves - The Universal Want (2020)

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Doves - The Universal Want (2020)

Doves - The Universal Want (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 325 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:47:09
Indie Rock, Britpop | Label: EMI Records, Heavenly Recordings

Doves release their fifth long player The Universal Want on Virgin EMI. On lead track Prisoners Doves forces attention upon itself, not least with the poignancy of Goodwin’s repeated greeting to ‘old friends’, but as an unstoppable, driving tale of caution in a world of unending desire. Produced by Doves with Dan Austin and recorded at the band’s own Frank Bough Sound III studios in North West England, the high heat of its Northern Soul beat is fanned by wiry guitar breaks and cuts of ethereal noise contorting beneath layers of stacked vocals. A statuesque musical statement, Prisoners guides Doves’ second chapter to a peak now within touching distance, the lyrics contrasting to express unease with modern ills.

Public Enemy - What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? (2020)

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Public Enemy - What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? (2020)

Public Enemy - What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb | 00:44:05
Rap, Hip-Hop | Label: Def Jam Recordings

Returning to Def Jam after more than two decades, Public Enemy is back and louder than ever! What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down is the revitalized social justice anthem of 2020 and the body of work is a call to action, inciting justice for the black community. The album features artists such as DJ Premier, Mike D, Ice-T, PMD, Run DMC, and Jahi.

Lea Salonga - Live in Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2020)

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Lea Salonga - Live in Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2020)

Lea Salonga - Live in Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:13:12 | 438 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Broadway Records

Known for her powerhouse vocals and perfect pitch, Tony Award winner Lea Salonga wows audiences once again with Broadway hits and movie greats, including songs from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin and The Greatest Showman. Her vocal flair is matched by the best band in town, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Gerard Salonga.Lea - the voice behind Disney Princesses Jasmine and Mulan - celebrated her 40th Anniversary in the entertainment industry in 2018 with a special concert in her native Manila, Philippines. More recently, Lea has performed in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Stockholm Jazz Orchestra - Plays Coltrane (Live) (2020)

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Stockholm Jazz Orchestra - Plays Coltrane (Live) (2020)

Stockholm Jazz Orchestra - Plays Coltrane (Live) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 454 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | 01:10:39
Jazz, Big Band | Label: Do Music Records

One of Europe's many fine big bands is The Stockholm Jazz Orchestra which was formed over 30 years ago and has released 14 albums. In this concert they bring a big band dynamic to music either by or associated with John Coltrane in some really creative arrangements. On this stunning live recording, the band tackles the momentous legacy of saxophonist John Coltrane, performing some of the legendary artist's most beloved standards and originals.

Unruly Child - Our Glass House (2020)

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Unruly Child - Our Glass House (2020)

Unruly Child - Our Glass House (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 433 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:36
Melodic Hard Rock, AOR | Label: Frontiers Records

Melodic rock heroes Unruly Child return with their new album “Our Glass House”. The group, in its constant state of evolution, has generated an exciting new album reflecting its musical roots in contemporary and classic rock. With the return of the core original members of Marcie Free, Bruce Gowdy, and Guy Allison, the band has discovered that while time may pass, some things never change. For long-time fans of the band, this is a crucial entry in the Unruly Child discography and for melodic rock fans unfamiliar with the band, this is a wonderful entry point.