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Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:02 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Beethoven began composing the Missa solemnis in 1819, when he learned that his patron (and pupil) Archduke Rudolph was going to be appointed Cardinal Archbishop of Olmütz. The plan was for the mass to be ready for performance at the enthronement celebrations in March 1820, but one year proved to be too little time. It wasn’t until almost three years later, in January 1823, that Beethoven was able to complete the work.
Kicks 'N Sticks - Das Was Bleibt (2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Kicks'N Sticks - Das Was Bleibt (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:31 minutes | 1,1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Kicks'n Sticks is the professional jazz orchestra of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region and unites many of the best jazz musicians living here. The existing since 2002 band today includes a musician pool of over 30 musicians. Kicks'n Sticks has set itself the task of presenting the entire history and range of orchestral jazz in artistically high-quality performances. From these varied concert experiences, Kicks'n Sticks has developed over the years an extremely extensive repertoire ranging from the swing of the 1930s to contemporary world premieres.

Alfie Boe - Storyteller (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at March 6, 2018
Alfie Boe - Storyteller (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alfie Boe - Storyteller (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:27 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Let Britain’s favourite tenor Alfie Boe be your ‘Storyteller’ with his eagerly-awaited new album – a personal selection of classic songs, perfectly suited to Alfie’s versatile voice and demonstrating his years of experience and musical passion.
Nightports & Matthew Bourne - Nightports w/Matthew Bourne (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Nightports & Matthew Bourne - Nightports w/Matthew Bourne (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 43:50 minutes | 375 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Nightports was established by musician-producers Adam Martin (based in Leeds) and Mark Slater (Hull), and Nightports w/Matthew Bourne is the first of a series of collaborative albums to be released by The Leaf Label. Material for the album was recorded at Bourne's home outside Keighley, West Yorkshire, and at Besbrode Pianos in Leeds. The recordings coax hitherto unheard sounds from a range of contrasting instruments - decrepit dusty uprights holding their own against the attack and precision of a modern concert grand. The lines between the source material and the manipulations are seamless, delivering an unexpected percussive drive and emotional impact.
Telephone - Paris '81 (Remasterisé en 2015) (2000/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Telephone - Paris '81 (Remasterisé en 2015) (2000/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:15 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Paris '81 est le second album live du groupe de rock français Téléphone sorti en 2000. Il regroupe quatorze titres du groupe, tous enregistrés les 16, 17 et 18 février 1981, les trois derniers concerts de la tournée française soutenant l'album Au cœur de la nuit (1980), à l'Olympia de Paris, le palais des sports de la Porte de Versailles et le palais des sports de Saint-Ouen.
Clare Fischer - Songs For Rainy Day Lovers (1967/2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Clare Fischer - Songs For Rainy Day Lovers (1967/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 32:31 minutes | 1,09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Songs for Rainy Day Lovers" is an album by American keyboardist/composer-arranger Clare Fischer, recorded in August 1966 and released in September 1967 by Columbia Records. It have been reissued in 1978 on the Discovery label as "America the Beautiful". Having provided his distinctive string backgrounds for albums by several artists over the previous decade, including Donald Byrd, Cal Tjader, and the Hi-Lo's, the 37-year-old Fischer finally had an opportunity to provide the same service for himself, as a string orchestra and rhythm section combine to support the leader as featured piano soloist.
Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Canino - Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonatas (2001) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Canino - Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonatas (2001)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:29 minutes | 1.56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Brahms was a severe critic of his own work, often assailed with uncertainty and reluctant to publish works he considered immature or incomplete. With the exception of the Scherzo in C flat for the Sonata F.A.E. he made his first violin solo work known to the public at only the age of 45 with the publication of the Concerto in D major, op. 77.
Phronesis, Frankfurt Radio Big Band & Julian Argüelles - The Behemoth (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Phronesis, Frankfurt Radio Big Band & Julian Argüelles - The Behemoth (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:43 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Phronesis have built a formidable reputation over the last decade as one of the most powerful and energetic small ensembles on the European jazz scene. Known for their virtuosity, dynamism and telepathic group interplay, the trio have commanded impressive media attention and established a substantial fanbase on a global level. Following six critically acclaimed trio albums, the band have now completed their most ambitious recording to date with the release of The Behemoth. Consisting of ten arrangements and re-imaginings of compositions from their back catalogue by Julian Argüelles, this remarkable, vibrant new album featuring the Frankfurt Radio Big Band is rich in colour and bursting with spirit and creativity.

Trondheim Solistene - Divertimenti (2008) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by shamanicus at June 18, 2018
Trondheim Solistene - Divertimenti (2008) [Official Digital Download]

Trondheim Solistene - Divertimenti (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | RAR | 1.13 Gb
Classical, Early 20th Century, Contemporary | Label: 2L / 2L-050

The sound is spectacular in whatever format you choose but the jump to Blu-ray is, as in vision, a leap forward. None of which would matter were the performances not also uniformly excellent: This is a superbly alive performance of the Britten Simple Symphony, making it sound a much more ambitiouswork than usual. A demonstration recording!
Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Saturday (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Saturday (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 124:43 minutes | 1.53 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

"What We Did On Our Saturday" is a double CD recorded live at a landmark concert by the founders of the British Folk-Rock genre, legendary folk-rock band Fairport Convention.