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La Note Brève & Simon Gallot - Pierre Colin, Trésor oublié de la Renaissance (2022)

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La Note Brève & Simon Gallot - Pierre Colin, Trésor oublié de la Renaissance (2022)

La Note Brève & Simon Gallot - Pierre Colin, Trésor oublié de la Renaissance (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 57:22 | 288 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Paraty

Pierre Colin, a great unknown. The archives of the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna contain a large folio (Bol SP A 48) devoted to masses that were clearly used frequently in the cathedral. Composers are not credited, but a study of the source shows that there are more works by Pierre Colin than by any other composer; four of his masses were copied here for use in the cathedral during the third quarter of the 16th century. The same is true of the archives of the cathedrals of Treviso, Toledo and even Guatemala City, which possess manuscript copies taken from printed originals of the masses and motets of a composer who seems to have spent his entire musical career in the Burgundian city of Autun. Who is this composer? How does one account for such success? How did he fit into the musical world of his day? What is distinctive about his style? These are questions we will try to answer in order to shed light on some of the works presented here.

Kivie Cahn-Lipman - Sumna (2022)

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Kivie Cahn-Lipman - Sumna (2022)

Kivie Cahn-Lipman - Sumna (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 1:14:10 | 319 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: New Focus Recordings

Sumna is the third solo album of Kivie Cahn-Lipman (founding cellist of the International Contemporary Ensemble, founder of baroque band ACRONYM and HiP Scottish ensemble Makaris, and co-founder of viol consorts LeStrange and Science Ficta). Here he offers first recordings of new cello solos written for him by Daijana Wallace, Édgar Guzmán, and Vincent Calianno, along with a modern classic by Caroline Shaw and a multitracked cello octet by Kaija Saariaho. Cahn-Lipman's passion for early music emerges both in the opening track (a fresh take on HIF Biber's solo violin Passacaglia, a seventeenth-century masterpiece), and the title track (a commission from Mario Diaz de Leon for unaccompanied viola da gamba).

Rachel Speirs, Linda Merrick, John Turner, Peter Lawson, Victoria String Quartet - The Fabulous Sir John (2022)

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Rachel Speirs, Linda Merrick, John Turner, Peter Lawson, Victoria String Quartet - The Fabulous Sir John (2022)

Rachel Speirs, Linda Merrick, John Turner, Peter Lawson, Victoria String Quartet - The Fabulous Sir John (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless +Booklet | 1:05:40 | 269 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Divine Art

"Sir John Manduell (1928-2017) was a pivotal figure in British music – as composer, BBC producer, first principal of the Northern Royal College of Music and founder of the European Opera Centre. Beloved and revered by musicians, yet someone whose name is shamefully little known outside the music and broadcasting professions. This album is a sequel to ‘Songs for Sir John’ (DDA 25210) which in tribute to Sir John presented works by 16 composers from more than one generation. On this new album we present music by Sir John himself, and by William Alwyn, Michael Berkeley, Adam Gorb and Richard Stoker, all well crafted works which will give great enjoyment as well as perhaps inspiring musicians to add them to their repertoire. Even without the Manduell connection this is a wonderfully constructed program of new chamber and vocal music. The performers, like Sir John, are based in and around Manchester, England, which is a dynamic ‘hotspot’ for fine musical creativity.

Nicolas Altstaedt - Creation (2022)

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Nicolas Altstaedt - Creation (2022)

Nicolas Altstaedt - Creation (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 260 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 170 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:21
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Forty years have passed since Gidon Kremer created a little musical oasis in the Austrian town of Lockenhaus in 1981. The violinist’s open-minded attitude has left its mark on this event, which has become a must in the concert calendar, and the cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, who took up the torch in 2012, continues the same philosophy. For this fortieth anniversary, he has decided to call on composers who have come to Lockenhaus or had works performed there in the past ten years. Hence the programme contains two premieres – the cello concertos of Raphaël Merlin and Helena Winkelman – but also short pieces by Erkki-Sven Tüür, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lera Auerbach, Patkop, Maja Ratkje, Matan Porat, Kurt Schwertsik and Johannes Fischer. Musical postcards that celebrate the anniversary while foreshadowing the next forty years!

Peter Donohoe, Andrew Litton - The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 14: Litolff: Concertos symphoniques Nos 2 & 4 (1997)

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Peter Donohoe, Andrew Litton - The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 14: Litolff: Concertos symphoniques Nos 2 & 4 (1997)

Peter Donohoe, Andrew Litton, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 14: Henry Charles Litolff: Concertos symphoniques Nos 2 & 4 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 296 Mb | Total time: 70:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66889 | Recorded: 1996

Litolff was one of the great virtuosi of the nineteenth century. His five Concertos Symphoniques (the first of which is now unfortunately lost) were of major influence in the transition from the Classically-derived concertos of Hummel, Moscheles and Chopin to the more symphonic late-Romantic concertos. He pioneered the use of a four-movement structure which included a Scherzo (as in Brahms's Second Concerto) and gave the orchestra much more of the thematic material. Indeed, although the piano writing is very brilliant, much of it is accompanimental. The Second Concerto is a real rarity, the orchestral parts proving very hard to locate. This is probably its first performance in over 130 years.

Pier Paolo Vincenzi - Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2 (2018)

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Pier Paolo Vincenzi - Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2 (2018)

Pier Paolo Vincenzi - Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 170 Mb | Total time: 61:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Meridian Records | # CDE 84649 | Recorded: 2017

This project has not been driven by the wish to add yet another complete recording of complete works to the catalogue. What it has been driven by is a real desire to redress the balance and to ensure Weber's compositions receive the attention they so richly deserve.

L'Entretien des Muses - Haydn: Trios pour clavecin, violon et basse Hob. XV 1, 35, 37, 40, 41 (2004)

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L'Entretien des Muses - Haydn: Trios pour clavecin, violon et basse Hob. XV 1, 35, 37, 40, 41 (2004)

L'Entretien des Muses - Haydn: Trios pour clavecin, violon et basse Hob. XV 1, 35, 37, 40, 41 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 403 Mb | Total time: 76’41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Calliope | # CAL 9348 | Recorded: 2004

L’Entretien des Muses composé de Virginie Descharmes (violon), Tormod Dalen (violoncelle) et Stéphane Fuget (clavecin) nous invite à revivre avec un exceptionnel talent et un souci de véracité historique parfaitement ressuscité l’exécution des trios pour clavecin, violon et basse que Joseph Haydn composa entre 1755 et 1765. L’esprit de Haydn, qui n’est pas encore celui de la grande maturité, souffle sur ces pièces Hoboken XV (n° 1, 35, 37, 40, 41) que les interprètes abordent à égalité, chaque partenaire réussissant à faire entendre sa partie face à ses comparses. Est-il besoin de préciser que leur maîtrise instrumentale n’est nullement un problème et qu’alors seuls importent les choix interprétatifs?

Lavinia Meijer - Are You Still Somewhere?: Meijer, Arnalds, Stréliski, Preisner, Lambert (2022)

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Lavinia Meijer - Are You Still Somewhere?: Meijer, Arnalds, Stréliski, Preisner, Lambert (2022)

Lavinia Meijer - Are You Still Somewhere?: Meijer, Arnalds, Stréliski, Preisner, Lambert (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 179 Mb | Total time: 50:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19439946062 | Recorded: 2021

Four years in the making, "Are You Still Somewhere?" sees Lavinia Meijer combine original compositions with her long stated dream of interpreting modern composers and musicians for the harp. Works by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ólafur Arnalds, and Alexandra Stréliski all feature, as do collaborations with Dutch pianist Pieter de Graaf and punk legend Iggy Pop. Over the years, Lavinia Meijer experimented with electronic music, jazz, theatrical music, and avant rock. It was these experiments that led her to the ideas behind "Are You Still Somewhere?", and provided inspiration for her own compositions.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Complete), Volume 1-3 (2012-2016) 9CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.67 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.48 Gb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10720(3), 10798(3), 10925(3) | Time: 10:43:14

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s landmark series of Beethoven’s complete sonatas. Bavouzet has taken this programme to the most prestigious venues around the world and continues to perform it. Gramophone has nominated him several times for its Artist of the Year award, arguing that "Bavouzet’s chronological journey through the Beethoven sonatas has not been surpassed in the last 30 years. Yes, it’s that good."

Kitaro - In Person Digital (1980) German Reissue

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Kitaro - In Person Digital (1980) German Reissue

Kitaro - In Person Digital (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb
Label: Kuckuck | # 11054-2 | Time: 00:46:05 | Scans included
Progressive Electronic, New Age, Ambient, World Fusion

Released in 1980, In Person, is a live album by Japanese keyboard player Kitaro who's pioneering use of synthesizers, exotic plucked and percussion instruments propelled his success as a prominent Electronic New Age artist in the 1970's and is still active today. This successful live album introduced Kitaro to a wider audience and featured his musical works up to that point. The Grammy® and Golden Globe-winning Kitaro has garnered global acclaim over a more than three decade long career with a signature sound and a pioneering fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own. Universally acknowledged as the founding architect of new age music, Kitaro's various sound collaborations and resonant, multi-textured compositions truly defy the constraints of any genre.

Laura Veirs - Found Light (2022)

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Laura Veirs - Found Light (2022)

Laura Veirs - Found Light (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 106 MB
46:05 | Folk | Label: Bella Union

Found Light may be Laura Veirs’ 12th studio LP, but it also, in many ways, feels like her debut. If 2020’s My Echo—written and mixed just prior to her 2019 split from her longtime husband, her longtime producer, and the father of her two sons—was her divorce album, Found Light is about what comes after. Found Light is a liberating collection of inquisitive and surprisingly assured snapshots of healing and personal growth, and her very first release with co-production credits. Despite the sadness and suffering that prompted these 14 graceful wonders, the result is a testament to the inspiration of independence, to shaping new possibilities for yourself even after great loss. It is a reminder that we are always capable of something more.

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 12: Les jeux et les plaisirs (2022)

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Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 12: Les jeux et les plaisirs (2022)

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 12: Les jeux et les plaisirs (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 353 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 192 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:22:21
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

The twelfth volume in the Haydn2032 series, in which Giovanni Antonini conducts the Kammerorchester Basel, is devoted to ‘games and pleasures’. The symphonies recorded here, nos. 61, 66 and 69, were composed for the daily theatrical performances held at Eszterháza Palace in the spring of 1776. For Haydn they marked the end of a festive period, before he had to return to the serious business of writing operas. The ‘Toy Symphony’, attributed to Haydn for 200 years before it was discovered that it was in all probability composed by a Benedictine monk, completes the programme in a similarly light and cheerful atmosphere.

Jimin Oh-Havenith - Russian PianoForte (2022)

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Jimin Oh-Havenith - Russian PianoForte (2022)

Jimin Oh-Havenith - Russian PianoForte (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 228 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 Mb | 01:15:00
Classical | Label: audite Musikproduktion

Jimin Oh-Havenith’s fourth album for audite is dedicated to distinctive masterpieces of Russian piano music, including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and a selection of etudes and preludes by Scriabin and Rachmaninov.

Florian Deuter & Monica Waisman - Pocket Mozart (2022)

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Florian Deuter & Monica Waisman - Pocket Mozart (2022)

Florian Deuter & Monica Waisman - Pocket Mozart (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 320 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:55
Classical | Label: Accent

While today it is easy to listen to almost any piece at any time and in almost any place, before the invention of the record it was quite complicated: you had to go to a concert or to the opera or you played yourself… In the emerging bourgeoisie, arrangements of the most popular works in instrumentations suitable for chamber music were popular and, of course, Mozart's famous operas were at the top of the popularity scale. In many places, publishers set about transcribing Mozart's works for small and very small ensembles. The two violinists Florian Deuter and Mónica Waisman have found a whole series of such contemporary arrangements of Mozart's operas and piano sonatas in "pocket format" for violin duo, which bring the well-known melodies into the new form with much wit and finesse. In the process, the listener can grin and observe the reduction of the full sound and delve into delightful details of house music around 1800.

Alessandro Quarta, Dino De Palma and Gianna Fratta & Gianna Fratta - Sixteen Seasons (2022)

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Alessandro Quarta, Dino De Palma and Gianna Fratta & Gianna Fratta - Sixteen Seasons (2022)

Alessandro Quarta, Dino De Palma and Gianna Fratta & Gianna Fratta - Sixteen Seasons (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 679 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 347 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:29:13
Classical | Label: Arcana, Outhere Music

After its rediscovery in the second half of the 20th century, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has become so popular that it has become a model of inspiration for similar collections that have the same subject matter, use similar instrumental forces and, often, are commissioned to be played alongside the original. Issued in conjunction with the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Astor Piazzolla (4 July 1992), Sixteen Seasons brings together on disc for the first time the four most famous Four Seasons : hence alongside Vivaldi’s Italian concertos, also the Argentinian Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas of Piazzolla (in the version by Leonid Desyatnikov, a composer of Ukrainian origin), The American Four Seasons of Philip Glass, and the “Vivaldi recompositions” of British Max Richter. To guide us through these seasons – which are spread over different continents, climates and musical styles – is Concerto Mediterraneo, an ensemble made up of musicians from all over Italy and directed by Gianna Fratta, while the eclectic Alessandro Quarta shares the solo violin role with Dino De Palma. The liner notes by historian Alessandro Vanoli and meteorologist Luca Mercalli complete a project that also stands as a reflection on the profound relationship between man and the alternation of the seasons and the role played by climate change from Vivaldi’s day to the present.