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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.

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.

Bastian Stein & Hathor Consort - Aries Point (2021)

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Bastian Stein & Hathor Consort - Aries Point (2021)

Bastian Stein & Hathor Consort - Aries Point (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 51:12 | 250 Mb
Genre: Classical Jazz / Label: Outnote Records

"Since my first encounter with the Hathor Consort, it has been obvious to me that the sound of the viola da gamba complements the harmonic and melodic style of my compositions wonderfully well and with utter naturalness. The pieces on Aries Point therefore not only combine two musical eras, but also give the sound color of the viola da gamba a central place as a key compositional element. It's unique timbre influences the process of composition and improvisation and resonates in a completely new musical context. It's subtle intensity brings out textures which, in their turn, inspire jazz musicians to adopt new forms of melodic and sonic expression in the course of their improvisations. In jazz, the process of improvisation could also be called 'instant composing'. A central element is the variation of the themes and the interaction between the musicians. In composition too, the repeated variation of patterns - through changes in key, rhythm, note order - creates material that serves to weave the melodies and harmonies of the work. With the Aries Point project, I wish to introduce a wider public to the beauty and diversity of improvisation, that ancestral form which lies at the source of all musical expression."

Luca Fanfoni, Daniele Fanfoni, Reale Concerto - Mauro D'Alay, 12 Violin Concertos Op.1 (2021)

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Luca Fanfoni, Daniele Fanfoni, Reale Concerto - Mauro D'Alay, 12 Violin Concertos Op.1 (2021)

Luca Fanfoni, Daniele Fanfoni, Reale Concerto - Mauro D'Alay, 12 Violin Concertos Op.1 (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:45:34 | 630 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Dynamic

Mauro DAlay was a virtuoso violinist and composer from Parma who acquired great fame and fortune throughout Europe. A contemporary of Vivaldi, who praised his musical skills, DAlay held official positions as a musician, first in Parmas Cathedral and then at the Spanish court of King Philip V, whose wife Elisabetta Farnese gifted DAlay the famous San Lorenzo Stradivarius in 1718, which he kept until his death. Now largely forgotten, this ambitious and dynamic composer wrote sonatas, cantatas and concertos. This album features the world premiere recording of his 12 Violin Concertos, Op. 1, published in 1725; they are composed in the Parmesan style, but with Venetian influences. Parma born violinist Luca Fanfoni recorded these concertos adhering to the instrumentation indicated in the score: principal violin, first violin, second violin, viola, cello and organ. Ensemble Reale Concerto (which counts Fanfonis wife and children among its members) recorded this album during lockdown in 2020.

Roderick Williams, James Way, Andrew West - Stanford: Songs of Faith, Love and Nonsense (2021)

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Roderick Williams, James Way, Andrew West - Stanford: Songs of Faith, Love and Nonsense (2021)

Roderick Williams, James Way, Andrew West - Stanford: Songs of Faith, Love and Nonsense (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:18:53 | 282 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: SOMM Recordings

Setting poems by Tennyson and Walt Whitman, Songs of Faith demonstrates Stanford’s ability to give unique expression to the profound and the arcane with music of dramatic force and harmonic ingenuity. Three songs by Robert Bridges (librettist for Stanford’s oratorio Eden) and four songs from the opera Shamus O’Brien tap into Stanford’s Irish roots to colourful and evocative effect. Composed to mark his 25th wedding anniversary and receiving its first recording, The Triumph of Love sets five sonnets by his close cousin, Edmond Gore Alexander Holmes, in richly executed settings.
The delightful Nonsense Rhymes taken from Edward Lear’s inimitably playful, poignant and pointed limericks show a different side to Stanford, a “highly articulate, dry humour like many literary Irishmen of his era”, as Jeremy Dibble says in his authoritative booklet notes.

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Jac van Steen - David Matthews: A Vision of the Sea (2021)

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BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Jac van Steen - David Matthews: A Vision of the Sea (2021)

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Jac van Steen - David Matthews: A Vision of the Sea (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 67:42 | 264 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Signum Records

An album showcasing the orchestral music—symphonic in scale and ambition whether or not officially titled 'symphony'—of contemporary British composer David Matthews in superbly approachable performances by the BBC Philharmonic.

Ron Carter - Foursight - The Complete Stockholm Tapes (2021)

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Ron Carter - Foursight - The Complete Stockholm Tapes (2021)

Ron Carter - Foursight - The Complete Stockholm Tapes (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:59:21 | 694 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: IN+OUT Records

Ron Carter, (bass) Renee Rosnes (piano) Jimmy Greene (tenor sax) Payton Crossley (drums)

Cameron Crozman & Philip Chiu - Tapeo (2021)

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Cameron Crozman & Philip Chiu - Tapeo (2021)

Cameron Crozman & Philip Chiu - Tapeo (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 00:52:26 | 178 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ATMA Classique

Spanish music is the focus of "Tapeo", a new recording by cellist Cameron Crozman and pianist Philip Chiu. Works by Gaspar Cassadó, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Turina are performed on "El Tiburon," a circa 1769 Spanish cello attributed to Joannes Guillami, and generously loaned by the Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts. “I fell in love with Spain the moment I first stepped into a tapas bar in the middle of Barcelona”, says Crozman. “Each of the short pieces on this album was chosen for its own unique flavor and will give you a musical taste of Spain’s incredibly diverse and rich culture. And just as Spanish food would be unthinkable without the tomatoes and potatoes of the New World, so too it felt like an album of Spanish music would be incomplete without a couple gems from Hispanic America”.

Duo Brüggen-Plank - Beethoven, Voříšek, Archduke & Rudolph of Austria: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2021)

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Duo Brüggen-Plank - Beethoven, Voříšek, Archduke & Rudolph of Austria: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2021)

Duo Brüggen-Plank - Beethoven, Voříšek, Archduke & Rudolph of Austria: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:17:30 | 303 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Audax Records

For its Audax debut, the Duo Brüggen-Plank explores Beethoven’s last violin sonata in its historical context. Beethoven’s serene work of ethereal beauty contrasts with a sonata by the 18-year-old Jan Hugo Voříšek in which Mozart’s influence is unmistakable. Dedicatee of the two works was Austrian nobleman and patron of the arts Archduke Rudolph, whose own sonata complements this program.

Kylie Minogue - Real Groove (EP) (2021)

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Kylie Minogue - Real Groove (EP) (2021)

Kylie Minogue - Real Groove (EP) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 116 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 37 Mb | 00:15:52
Pop, Dance, Female Vocal | Label: Liberator Music

"Real Groove" is a song by Australian singer Kylie Minogue from her fifteenth studio album Disco (2020). Minogue announced the song as the third official single from the album on 5 December 2020 by Darenote and BMG, during her appearance on Graham Norton's Saturday Morning Show on BBC Radio 2. Minogue co-wrote the song with Alida Garpestad, as well as its producers Teemu Brunila and Nico Stadi. "Real Groove" is a disco-pop song that features a funk bass, strings and a vocoder effect. Lyrically, it speaks about Minogue comparing an ex-lover's new love interest with their previous relationship. On 31 December 2020, a remixed version of "Real Groove" with English singer Dua Lipa, subtitled Studio 2054 Remix, was released onto digital platforms. The remix featured updated production, handled by Lipa's musical director William Bowerman, as well as an extended instrumental section in the middle of the song.

Nicolas Namoradze - Bowen: Fragments from Hans Andersen & Studies (2021)

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Nicolas Namoradze - Bowen: Fragments from Hans Andersen & Studies (2021)

Nicolas Namoradze - Bowen: Fragments from Hans Andersen & Studies (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 237 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 160 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:33
Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

In this wonderfully planned programme the whimsical poetry of York Bowen’s Hans Andersen ‘fragments’—music for a fully-fledged technique, despite the fairy-tale titles—is pleasingly complemented by the bravura of the studies. Nicolas Namoradze proves more than equal to the demands of both.

Swiss Chamber Soloists - La musique (2021)

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Swiss Chamber Soloists - La musique (2021)

Swiss Chamber Soloists - La musique (2021)
FLAC tracks | 00:58:16 | 231 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Genuin

It is often said that Elliott Carter is the most European of all American composers. Without a doubt, the New York-born composer is one of the most interesting personalities of the New Music scene in the USA. His wide-ranging compositional output is complex, filled with philosophical and poetic allusions that range from orchestral and chamber music, solo instrumental and vocal pieces to his first opera, which he first wrote at the age of 90. He wrote his compositions from his head, without using any instruments, and many of his works were only heard at the premiere. For his 100th birthday, the Sonatina for oboe and harpsichord was premiered by Heinz Holliger and Peter Salomon and has now been recorded for the first time on GENUIN. With this recording, the Swiss Chamber Soloists honors the rich oeuvre of Elliot Carter – music that is full of elegance and transparency.

VA - Forgotten Hits: The Ultimate Collection (5CD, 2021)

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VA - Forgotten Hits: The Ultimate Collection (5CD, 2021)

VA - Forgotten Hits: The Ultimate Collection (5CD, 2021)
MP3 320 kbps | 06:42:29 | 930 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock, RnB, Dance, Rock & Roll / Label: The Ultimate Collection

With 100 tracks on five CDs, the box Forgotten Hits-the Ultimate Collection delves deep into the past and revives classics that deserve to be remembered!Between the 1970s and 1990s, One-Hit-Wonder (White Town, Goldie, Hollywood Beyond, Alannah Myles) as well as Hit Singles by major Acts such as Duran Duran, Roxette, Eternal and Spandau Ballet can be rediscovered and many "Guilty Pleasure", such as "my Camera Never Lies", "One day at a time", "Seven Tears" and "Baby Jump" come out again!

Foo Fighters - Medicine at Midnight (2021)

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Foo Fighters - Medicine at Midnight (2021)

Foo Fighters - Medicine at Midnight (2021)
CD FLAC (Tracks, No Log) - 263 MB | Cover | 36:32 minutes | MP3 320Kbps | 70 MB
Rock | Label: RCA

Medicine at Midnight is the upcoming tenth studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters. Originally scheduled for 2020, the album was delayed to February 5, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.