Lara Downes - A Billie Holiday Songbook (2015)

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Lara Downes - A Billie Holiday Songbook (2015)

Lara Downes - A Billie Holiday Songbook (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:04:32 | 195 Mb
Piano Jazz, Classical | Label: Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons celebrates the centenary of iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday with an album of songs she made famous, arranged for solo piano by New York-based composer and pianist Jed Distler and performed by Steinway artist Lara Downes. The result is a musical portrait of the singer's life.

The Allman Betts Band - Down To The River (2019)

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The Allman Betts Band - Down To The River (2019)

The Allman Betts Band - Down To The River (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:44:22 | 294 Mb
Blues Rock | Label: BMG Rights Management

The forthcoming debut album Down To The River. Led by Devon Allman, son of founding Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and singer, Gregg Allman, and Duane Betts, son of founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist and singer, Dickey Betts, the album was recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studios with producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley).The beginning of the partnership between Devon Allman and Duane Betts goes back to the Gregg Allman tribute show at the Fillmore in San Francisco. It was time, in that historic venue, to pass the spirit to the next generation. It was time to take all the lessons of the past, all their collective experiences, and make something new.

Africa Express - EGOLI (2019)

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Africa Express - EGOLI (2019)

Africa Express - EGOLI (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:07:54 | 413 Mb
World, Funk, Afrobeat, Electronic | Label: Africa Express Records

Music collective Africa Express announce the release of a brand new studio album titled EGOLI, coming 12th July 2019 on the newly created Africa Express Records imprint. Hailed as the most revolutionary force in popular music for two decades, Africa Express was founded in 2006 and brings together musicians from different cultures, genres and generations to break boundaries and offer a new perspective on Africa and its music. Each record and event is unique, based upon on-the-spot collaboration and filled with unique moments of magic; the collective have hosted trips and concerts in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mali and UK to date.

Stéphane Kerecki Quartet - French Touch (2018)

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Stéphane Kerecki Quartet - French Touch (2018)

Stéphane Kerecki Quartet - French Touch (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:52:32 | 303 Mb
Jazz | Label: Incises

The bass player KERECKI plays a tribute to the electronic French Touch music (Daft Punk, Air, …) with his quartet. The new album "FRENCH TOUCH" will be released in September 18 (Incises), it follows "Nouvelle Vague" (2014,) the previous award-winning album of the band now featuring saxophonist Emile Parisien (winner of Victoires du jazz and ECHO Jazz 2017), drummer Fabrice Moreau and pianist Jozef Dumoulin.

Peter Gabriel - Flotsam and Jetsam (2019)

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Peter Gabriel - Flotsam and Jetsam (2019)

Peter Gabriel - Flotsam and Jetsam (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 2 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 818 Mb | 05:57:04
Pop Rock, Progressive Rock | Label: Caroline International

Peter Gabriel has released Flotsam and Jetsam, a collection of b-sides and rarities spanning his lengthy solo career.

Gruppo Montebello - Mahler: Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen, Vol. 5 - Arrangements for Chamber Ensemble (2019)

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Gruppo Montebello - Mahler: Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen, Vol. 5 - Arrangements for Chamber Ensemble (2019)

Gruppo Montebello & Henk Guittart - Mahler: Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen, Vol. 5 - Arrangements for Chamber Ensemble (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 288 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 Mb | 01:15:48
Classical, Vocal | Label: Etcetera Records

In 1918 Arnold Schoenberg founded the Verein für musikalische Privatauff hrungen (Society for Private Musical Performances) in Vienna. At the age of forty-four, Schoenberg was widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of his time. After his experiences in the ultra-conservative Viennese music life, culminating in the horrors of the infamous Scandal-concert of March 31, 1913, Schoenberg must have felt that the time had come to introduce a different way of presenting new music to an interested audience. With Schoenberg as president and a board of nineteen friends and students, an innovative format was developed: weekly concerts that would be open only to members of the Verein, with critics not allowed and audible approval or disapproval not permitted. The programs would remain secret until the evening of the concert. On this new recording we can hear Schoenberg’s arrangement of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and conductor Henk Guittart’s own arrangement of Das Lied von der Erde. This is Volume 5 of Etcetera’s Verein für musikalische Privatauff hrungen. Ludwig Mittelhammer puts in a stunning performance in Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

Lara Downes, Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra - For Love of You (2019)

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Lara Downes, Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra - For Love of You (2019)

Lara Downes, Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra - For Love of You (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:36 | 160 Mb
Classical | Label: Flipside Music

FOR LOVE OF YOU is a tribute to Clara Schumann, pianist and composer, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of her birth (9/13/1819).

Lola Bobesco - Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & Others: Violin Concertos (2019)

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Lola Bobesco - Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & Others: Violin Concertos (2019)

Lola Bobesco - Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & Others: Violin Concertos (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 969 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 424 Mb | 03:04:56
Classical | Label: SWR Classic

Lola Bobesco: an admirable and great musician whose name is nowadays not as well-known as that of other important violinists of the 20th century. This might be attributed to the fact that you had to experience her live, on stage, where she was especially convincing. Her compelling and lively playing as well as the way she efficiently dealt with the kinetic energy of music made her audience listen with rapt attention. This is an extensive release which features Lola Bobesco. It contains three albums featuring violin concertos from the Baroque to the 20th century. Some of the recordings featured here are being released for the first time.

Alfredo Bernardini, Zefiro & Dominik Wörner - Bach: Cantatas and Arias for Bass (2019)

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Alfredo Bernardini, Zefiro & Dominik Wörner - Bach: Cantatas and Arias for Bass (2019)

Alfredo Bernardini, Zefiro & Dominik Wörner - Bach: Cantatas and Arias for Bass (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 315 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:49
Classical, Vocal | Label: Arcana

Carl Philipp Emanuel tells us of his father’s talent as a singer: ‘He had a good penetrating voice of wide range and good singing style.’ It is therefore not surprising that the three church cantatas for solo bass are among his most exquisite and personal vocal works. Singing voice and instruments enter into a special relationship in these pieces. The dense yet sensitive polyphony is filled with a warmth and tenderness that seems to bring us closer to Bach, who is otherwise so ‘hermetically closed’. The ‘I’ voice in the poems of cantatas BWV 56 and 82 becomes the composer’s voice. Bach’s solo cantatas are precious gems whose subtle beauties go straight to the listener’s heart.

Omega Ensemble - Unexpected News: Nico Muhly & Philip Glass (2019)

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Omega Ensemble - Unexpected News: Nico Muhly & Philip Glass (2019)

Omega Ensemble - Unexpected News: Nico Muhly & Philip Glass (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:43 | 128 Mb
Classical | Label: ABC Classics

Two world premiere recordings of works by the brilliant Nico Muhlyare at the heart of this new album by Omega Ensemble, an album that explores the American modern tradition through four remarkable by works by Muhly and the great Philip Glass.

Jennifer Koh - Limitless (2019)

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Jennifer Koh - Limitless (2019)

Jennifer Koh - Limitless (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 403 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 236 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:41:57
Classical | Label: Cedille Records

Violinist Jennifer Koh’s Limitless, based on her groundbreaking recital project of the same name, bridges the modern divide between composer and instrumentalist, celebrates artistic collaboration, and revives the grand tradition of composers performing their own music. The album features world-premiere recordings of Koh-commissioned duets by a diverse roster of highly accomplished contemporary composers, which she performs with the composers themselves.

James Dickenson & Nick Stringfellow - Fricker: Serenade No. 5, Op. 81 (EP) (2019)

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James Dickenson & Nick Stringfellow  - Fricker: Serenade No. 5, Op. 81 (EP) (2019)

James Dickenson & Nick Stringfellow - Fricker: Serenade No. 5, Op. 81 (EP) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 74 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 36 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:13:44
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Written during Peter Racine Fricker’s tenure as professor of music at the University of California Santa Barbara campus, the Serenade No. 5, Op. 81 for violin and cello was written in 1980 and juxtaposes disquietingly atmospheric harmonies with an appealingly modern expression. James Dickenson and Nicholas Stringfellow have explored Fricker’s String Quartets on the Naxos album NX 1374.

Überbrettl Ensemble, Pierpaolo Maurizzi, Ivan Rabaglia & Sabina von Walther - Salviucci: Chamber Works (2019)

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Überbrettl Ensemble, Pierpaolo Maurizzi, Ivan Rabaglia & Sabina von Walther - Salviucci: Chamber Works (2019)

Überbrettl Ensemble, Pierpaolo Maurizzi, Ivan Rabaglia & Sabina von Walther - Salviucci: Chamber Works (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 369 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 192 Mb | 01:23:02
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

In the interwar period, Giovanni Salviucci was recognized as one of Italy’s most talented composers alongside Luigi Dallapiccola and Goffredo Petrassi but his early successes and all future hopes were quashed by his untimely death in 1937. The Serenade for 9 Instruments, at times rhythmically restless, at others tender and cantabile, and the angular, harmonically daring, neo-Classical Chamber Symphony for 17 Instruments, are two of his most forward-looking compositions. The unpublished String Quartet, at the heart of which lies an Adagio molto of extraordinary emotional impact, is a true gem. This release of the complete published chamber music stands as a vibrant testament to a future curtailed of a composer described by Petrassi in a letter to Casella, Salviucci’s teacher and mentor, as ‘il migliore di noi tutti’ (‘the best of us all’).

East-West Chamber Orchestra & Rostislav Krimer - Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2019)

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East-West Chamber Orchestra & Rostislav Krimer - Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2019)

East-West Chamber Orchestra & Rostislav Krimer - Weinberg: Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 218 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:58:13
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

The East-West Chamber Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival and is made up of concertmasters from leading orchestras and competition laureates. On this, their debut recording, they celebrate the centenary of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s birth. Weinberg’s Chamber Symphonies reflect his creativity and the dramatic times in which he lived- the formal lucidity and directness of the First and the elegiac Third- both derived from string quartets composed in the shadow of the Second World War. The East-West Chamber Orchestra is comprised of outstanding soloists, including laureates of prestigious international competitions, and concertmasters and leaders of renowned orchestras, performing on exceptional instruments including Stradivarius, Guarneris and Guadagninis.

Emmanuele Baldini & Karin Fernandes - Velásquez & Miguez: Violin Sonatas (2019)

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Emmanuele Baldini & Karin Fernandes - Velásquez & Miguez: Violin Sonatas (2019)

Emmanuele Baldini & Karin Fernandes - Velásquez & Miguez: Violin Sonatas (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 307 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 170 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:26
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Leopoldo Miguez and Glauco Velasquez were both leading figures in Brazil’s classical music scene at the turn of the 20th century, bringing back influences from Europe to a homeland in a state of enormous social upheaval. The lyrical character of Miguez’s ambitious Violin Sonata, Op. 14 is developed in far more sophisticated and contrapuntal manner to anything previously experienced in Brazil, while Velasquez’s two sonatas are even richer in nuance. The tropical Romanticism of these three works marked an important change in Brazil’s chamber music, from pieces intended largely for domestic use to works equal to the noble expression of its new Republic.