24 96 Decca

Elizabeth Watts, Scottish CO & Christian Baldini - Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elizabeth Watts, Scottish CO & Christian Baldini - Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:13 minutes | 1.09 GB
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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has established impeccable Mozartian credentials with its award-winning discography, to which Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures is the latest addition.
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:31 minutes | 1.74 GB
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This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach's Magnificat heard for the first time within its original liturgical context, alongside the beautiful Christmas Cantata.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Sea Pictures (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Sea Pictures (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 124:18 minutes | 1.42 GB
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The peerless Elgarian Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in this new recording of Elgars choral masterpiece, The Dream of Gerontius, recognized today by many as the greatest choral work by any English composer. Joining conductor and orchestra are star soloists Stuart Skelton, David Soar and Sarah Connolly, who also sings here in the Elgar song cycle Sea Pictures.
Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez & Plácido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez & Plácido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 118:10 minutes | 2.18 GB
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Puccini’s Manon Lescaut with Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Coro de la Generalitat Valenciana and conductor Plácido Domingo is the dark story of love, betrayal, jealousy and death. Manon calls for dramatic, forceful performances and gets the full treatment here in this new studio recording.
Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marc Minkowski - Bach: St John Passion (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 110:17 minutes | 1.85 GB
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The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time… You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon – transformed.”
Carl Belew - Am I That Easy To Forget (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Carl Belew - Am I That Easy To Forget (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 28:31 minutes | 650 MB
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Carl Robert Belew was an American country music singer and songwriter. Belew recorded for Decca, RCA Victor, and MCA in the 1950s through 1970s, charting 11 times on Hot Country Songs. He also wrote singles for Johnnie & Jack, Eddy Arnold, Jim Reeves, and others.
Max Emanuel Cencic - Arie Napoletane (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Max Emanuel Cencic - Arie Napoletane (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:21 minutes | 1.38 GB
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Following the success of 2013’s solo album ROKOKO, Arie Napoletane is a brand new solo album for Decca’s prolific countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic. With repertoire not dissimilar to that on Cecilia Bartoli’s groundbreaking ‘Sacrificium’ album, Cencic sings arias by Porpora, Vinci and their contemporaries written for the superbly talented castrati of the day.
Valentina Lisitsa - Scriabin: Nuances (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Valentina Lisitsa - Scriabin: Nuances (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:59 minutes | 1.29 GB
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The title Nuances is uncommunicative and has nothing to do with the ballet of that name assembled from Scriabin's music by composer Alexander Nemtin. Instead, this recital by pianist and Internet marketing phenomenon Valentina Lisitsa represents a very specific kind of program, and it's good to see her essay something like this rather than the mainstream repertory she has generally done thus far. What Lisitsa offers here is a recital that focuses on a composer's youth, and the signs it may offer of that composer's maturity.
Andras Schiff - J.S. Bach: Six Partitas (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

András Schiff - J.S. Bach: Six Partitas (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 132:49 minutes | 1,85 GB
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András Schiff's new live-recording of some of the most beautiful piano music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Schiff has long been recognized as one of the leading Bach interpreters on the modern piano. His playing combines spontaneity, intellectual depth, and a ravishing sound with flawless technical finish. Following his worldwide success with Beethoven, his new Bach is certain to receive wide media attention. Booklet includes an extensive essay on the recorded repertoire and a performer's note by András Schiff.
Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Light: Scriabin & Stockhausen (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Light: Scriabin, Stockhausen (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:22 minutes | 530 MB
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Light is the ideal follow up to Vanessa Benelli Mosells debut album on Decca, [R]evolution. This new album includes music by Alexander Scriabin as well as by her mentor, Karlheinz Stockhausen, thus putting together two composers both considered visionaries in their respective different historical periods.