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Concerto Koln, Mayumi Hirasaki - Pisendel (2023)

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Concerto Koln, Mayumi Hirasaki - Pisendel (2023)

Concerto Koln, Mayumi Hirasaki - Pisendel (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:11:54 | 165 / 362 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Berlin Classics

Concerto Köln is one of the leading orchestras for historically informed musical performances and recordings. Recent concerts of Wagner’s “Rheingold” and an album released together with soprano Jeanine De Bique have been celebrated and praised by critics and listeners alike. The conceptual originality of their work seems endless. In their newest album “Pi – Pisendel”, baroque violinist Mayumi Hirasaki, Concerto Köln’s leading concertmaster for the past ten years is highlig hted. As an inspiration for the program served her historical role model, the violin virtuoso, composer and concertmaster himself Johann Georg Pisendel. According to Hirasaki “It should be a program that doesn't only focus on me as a violinist, but also un folds the virtuosity of the whole orchestra.” Together as a unit concertmaster and ensemble present a diverse selection of Pisendel’s pieces that stand out through their rich orchestration, stylistic variety and instrumental virtuosity. Again, the artistic vision of Hirasaki and the concerto Köln captures the imagination of the listener with an accurate recreation of the historic sound and an innovative, refreshing interpretation.

Pieter Wispelwey & Paolo Giacometti - In Memoriam I (2023)

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Pieter Wispelwey & Paolo Giacometti - In Memoriam I (2023)

Pieter Wispelwey & Paolo Giacometti - In Memoriam I (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:10:20 | 302 / 160 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Evil Penguin

The first of two discs by Pieter Wispelwey that will be released in 2023 is a re-assembling of previously released recordings of works by Schubert. This short series entitled In Memoriam is inspired by a grave loss Pieter suffered recently.The disc includes Schubert's masterpieces for violin and piano, transcribed for cello and the most famous Trockne Blumen, originally for flute. To accompany Pieter on piano is his faithful musical companion Paolo Giacometti. "Half a year before my sixtieth birthday my family and I suffered a massive, tragic blow, when my son, Dorian, died. While still shaken to my foundations, a way forward seems to me to be to allow music to play a constructive and healing role. So I have recorded Bach's Fifth Suite and Kodaly's Solosonata to form the Scordatura Album for an October In Memoriam II release.

Lars Vogt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas & Fantasias (2023)

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Lars Vogt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas & Fantasias (2023)

Lars Vogt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas & Fantasias (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:10:40 | 298 / 366 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Pianiste et chef d'orchestre allemand, Lars Vogt a mené une carrière de concertiste jalonnée de collaborations, avant de diriger le Royal Northern Sinfonia et l'Orchestre de chambre de Paris. Né à Düren le 8 septembre 1970, il prend ses premières leçons de piano à l'âge de six ans et étudie à l'École supérieure de musique d'Hanovre avec Ruth Weiss et Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. Après avoir remporté le 2e prix de piano du Concours international de Leeds en 1990, il donne de nombreux récitals et enregistre avec le City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, dirigé par Simon Rattle, les concertos pour piano de Schumann et de Grieg (1992), puis les deux premiers de Beethoven (1995).

Bill Frisell - Four (2022) {Blue Note}

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Bill Frisell - Four (2022) {Blue Note}

Bill Frisell - Four (2022) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop

Bill Frisell convenes a new line-up of musical friends on his third Blue Note album Four, which features the acclaimed guitarist with Greg Tardy on saxophone and clarinet, Gerald Clayton on piano, and Johnathan Blake on drums. Together the foursome delve into intimate explorations of 13 Frisell originals both new and old to create this stunning new work that is a meditation on loss, renewal, and friendship.

Royal Hunt - Dystopia: Part II (2022)

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Royal Hunt - Dystopia: Part II (2022)

Royal Hunt - Dystopia: Part II (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Metal, Hard Rock | Northpoint Productions #1022090-INPP | Unofficial Release

ROYAL HUNT will release their new studio album - "Dystopia. Part 2" - on October. The second and final part of the concept will again feature guest performers: Mats Leven (TSO, Skyblood, Vandenberg), Mark Boals (Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire, Royal Hunt), Henrik Brockman (Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe), Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Zoser Mez) and Alexandra Andersen (Royal Hunt, JSP). "Dystopia - Part 2" will be released in following formats: regular CD, various Deluxe editions/bundles and a gatefold, heavy vinyl double LP (availability date pending). ROYAL HUNT keep expanding their trademark sound. As the story which inspired the project - Ray Bradbury´s classic novel "Fahrenheit 451" - gets more intense towards the end, the music turns into more dynamic, heavier direction. Once again the guest singers add even more dramatic contrasts to an already cinematic yet solidly rocking soundscape. Simply a "must have" for any symfo/prog/power fan out there!

Raphael Wallfisch, Simon Callaghan - Myaskovsky, Lyadov & Rimsky-Korsakov: Cello Works (2023)

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Raphael Wallfisch, Simon Callaghan - Myaskovsky, Lyadov & Rimsky-Korsakov: Cello Works (2023)

Raphael Wallfisch, Simon Callaghan - Myaskovsky, Lyadov & Rimsky-Korsakov: Cello Works (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:16:41 | 348 / 175 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CPO

Raphael Wallfisch is one of the leading English cellists of his generation. His repertory is vast, taking in 19th century staples by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Dvorák, as well as 20th century standards by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Respighi, and Barber. Yet he has also focused much attention on works by British composers, too, from Elgar, Delius, and Bax to Maxwell Davies, MacMillan, Simpson, and Tavener. Wallfisch has recorded extensively for many labels, including Chandos, Nimbus, and Naxos. Wallfisch was born in London on June 15, 1953.

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Julian Pregardien, Lydia Teuscher, Sandrine Piau - Mozart Die verstellte Gartnerin, K. 196 (2023)

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Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Julian Pregardien, Lydia Teuscher, Sandrine Piau - Mozart Die verstellte Gartnerin, K. 196 (2023)

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Julian Pregardien, Lydia Teuscher, Sandrine Piau - Mozart Die verstellte Gartnerin, K. 196 (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 3:08:04 | 944 / 434 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CPO

5 years ago the Munich Radio Orchestra under Andrew Parrott performed Mozart's Singspiel 'Die verstellte Gärtnerin' - the rarely performed German version of 'La finta gardiniera', which can now finally be released on cpo. A top cast is assembled here: Sandrine Piau, Lydia Teuscher and Julian Prégardien, among others. When this opera was premiered, Mozart was 19 years old - an age at which most composers had not even begun. Wolfgang Amadeus' career as a musician - and as a composer - had been in full swing for several years, however. The work belongs to the genre of opera buffa, within which it follows the type of opera semiseria (half opera) popular at the time. Accordingly, in addition to buffa parts, there are also semi-seria parts and even a pure seria part. The music is of great richness. Mozart shows himself here as a true master of opera buffa. At the same time, the music already points beyond these to masterpieces such as Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. The first two acts of the opera contain large-scale, effective finales.

Markus Miesenberger, Erich Traxler & Christian Haimel - Cupido - Love Songs (2023)

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Markus Miesenberger, Erich Traxler & Christian Haimel - Cupido - Love Songs (2023)

Markus Miesenberger, Erich Traxler & Christian Haimel - Cupido - Love Songs (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 52:39 | 209 / 120 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Challenge Classics

Obwohl beide Meister denselben Text verwenden, unterscheiden sich die Vertonungen sowohl in ihrer Art als auch in ihrer Form erheblich. Während Haydns Melodien den Inhalt mit einem Augenzwinkern und viel Feinsinnigkeit präsentieren, lädt Holzers Stück vor Lebensfreude und Musikalität sprühend zum Mittanzen ein. Joseph Haydns Lieder umfassen ein breites musikalisches Spektrum und sind für die Entwicklung der Gattung von unschätzbarem Wert: Sie stellen einen entscheidenden Beitrag zur Weiterentwicklung des Wiener Liedes bis hin zu Franz Schubert dar. Wie bei vielen Wiener Charakteristika vermischen sich verschiedenste Stilmittel: volkstümliche Elemente, Merkmale des Singspielliedes und des norddeutschen Liedes werden unter dem zusätzlichen Einfluss der italienischen Arie zu einer völlig neuen Musikgattung geformt. Die Verbindung zum neunzehnten Jahrhundert wird durch französische Lieder hergestellt, die erstmals 1810 von dem italienischen Gitarrenvirtuosen Mauro Giuliani in Wien ausgegeben wurden. Für dieses Projekt wurde ein historisches Streichinstrument gewählt, um ein noch größeres Gefühl der Intimität zu erzeugen.

-M- - Asterix & Obelix : L'Empire du Milieu (Bande originale du film) (2023)

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-M- - Asterix & Obelix : L'Empire du Milieu (Bande originale du film) (2023)

-M- - Asterix & Obelix : L'Empire du Milieu (Bande originale du film) (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 70 min | 361 / 164 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack / Label: Trésor Films

Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom (French: Astérix et Obélix: l'Empire du Milieu) is a coming French live action adventure family comedy film directed by Guillaume Canet, who also stars as Asterix. A sequel to Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia (2012), it is the fifth installment in the Asterix film series -M- is the alias of French pop enigma Mathieu Chédid, an uncommonly idiosyncratic and far-ranging talent best known to a worldwide audience for his contributions to the animated cult favorite Les Triplettes de Belleville.

Het Collectief - Transfigurations: Schönberg - Berg (2023)

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Het Collectief - Transfigurations: Schönberg - Berg (2023)

Het Collectief - Transfigurations: Schönberg - Berg (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 1:12:41 | 272 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Alpha Classics

Schoenberg’s famous Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), inspired by Richard Dehmel’s poem in which a woman announces to her companion that she is pregnant by another man, is presented here in its version for piano trio by Eduard Steuermann: ‘This brilliant pianist, the creator of many of Schoenberg’s pieces, brings the story to life by entrusting the dialogue between the man and the woman to cello and violin alone’, says Thomas Dieltjens, pianist of the group Het Collectief. Anton Webern made a transcription of Schoenberg’s Kammersymphonie op.9 in 1923 for the same forces as Pierrot Lunaire. This miniature orchestra, consisting of just two wind instruments (flute, clarinet), two string instruments (violin, cello) and a piano, ‘preserves great clarity in the polyphonic line’. Het Collectif asked the young composer Tim Mulleman to transcribe for the same ensemble the Piano Sonata op.1 of Alban Berg, who himself made arrangements of some of his own works, including the famous Adagio from his Kammerkonzert, also presented in this programme.

Phantasm and Laurence Dreyfus - Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort III (2023)

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Phantasm and Laurence Dreyfus - Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort III (2023)

Phantasm and Laurence Dreyfus - Bach: The Well-Tempered Consort III (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 64:56 | 317 /152 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Linn Records

This is the third and final instalment of the Well-Tempered Consort series (5 Diapasons, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, BBC Music Magazine Chamber Choice). In this programme devised by its director Laurence Dreyfus, the viol consort Phantasm continues to shine new light on the fugues from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier interspersed with some of the composer’s most harmonically adventurous experiments from the Clavierübung III. This polyphonic feast also includes two works from the Inventions and Sinfonias as well as the Fantasia in G major BWV 572, or Pièce d’orgue as it is sometimes called, which boasts an extraordinary closing pedal point. A fitting end to a remarkable journey!

Szigeti Quartet, Lajos Lencses - Gassmann: Oboe Quartets & Quintets (2023)

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Szigeti Quartet, Lajos Lencses - Gassmann: Oboe Quartets & Quintets (2023)

Szigeti Quartet, Lajos Lencses - Gassmann: Oboe Quartets & Quintets (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 66:47 | 263 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: CPO

While Lajos Lencses may not be widely known to the average classical concertgoer or record buyer, he is generally considered one of the most talented oboists in Europe. He has appeared on over 30 recordings and has actively promoted contemporary music for the oboe. Lencses is not only a virtuoso oboist but is equally talented on the oboe d'amore and English horn. While he has attained nearly the level of acclaim of iconic oboist Heinz Holliger, Lencses has chosen to balance his career as a soloist by remaining the first chair oboist in the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra. His repertory is amazingly broad, taking in works by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Cimarosa, Handel, Rosetti, Mozart, Dittersdorf, Bellini, Koechlin, Nielsen, Françaix, Martinu, and contemporary Hungarian composers Sandor Balassa, Frigyes Hidas, and Josef Soproni. Stylistically, he is known for his ingratiating tone, lyrical sensibilities, and brilliant technique. Lencses has recorded for a variety of labels, including Hänssler Classics, Hungaroton, MD&G, Capriccio, CPO, and Bayer.

Bandolier Kings - Time To Remember (A Tribute To Budgie - Volume 2) (2022)

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Bandolier Kings - Time To Remember (A Tribute To Budgie - Volume 2) (2022)

Bandolier Kings - Time To Remember (A Tribute To Budgie - Volume 2) (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 607 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 197 Mb
Full Scans | 01:19:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Grooveyard Records #GYR212

Grooveyard Records is proud to announce the release of the Bandolier Kings "Time To Remember" (A Tribute To Budgie - Volume 2) disc, the excellent follow-up to our first "Budgie Tribute" disc entitled "Welcome To The Zoom Club". On that disc we focused on the 70s era "Chapter 1" songs from the musical book of Budgie featuring Tony Bourge on guitar and on "Time To Remember" we pay tribute to the "Chapter 2" era of Budgie featuring John Thomas on guitar. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Burke Shelley on January 10th, 2022, and the passing of John Thomas in 2016. The Bandolier Kings - "Time To Remember" disc is dedicated in honor and memory of Burke Shelley & John Thomas whose music is celebrated on this musical document.

Hopkinson Smith - Bright & Early (2023)

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Hopkinson Smith - Bright & Early (2023)

Hopkinson Smith - Bright & Early (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 64:34 | 241 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: naïve

The “supreme poet of the lute” (Gramophone), Hopkinson Smith creates a subtle, intimate dialogue between Dalza and Spinacino, witnesses of the instrument’s flourishing culture in Italy at the dawn of the 16th Century.

Masal - Ahora (2022)

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Masal - Ahora (2022)

Masal - Ahora (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 363 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene, Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: L'Enclume Music (ENC 005 CD)

All music composed and arranged by Jean-Paul Prat.
This French ensemble’s latest release is an intoxicating instrumental blend of avant-garde, Canterbury, chamber, RIO, and zeuhl influences. The music is full of odd, twisting, jazzy passages prominently featuring saxophone and marimba. That’s paired alongside moments of beautiful, melodic evolutions. Ahora incorporates some uncommon, daring musical ideas into a satisfying melange.