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David Watkin - J.S. Bach: The Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

David Watkin - J.S. Bach: The Cello Suites (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 144:58 minutes | 2,58 GB
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Renowned cellist and interpreter of Baroque music David Watkin records the Cello Suites by J.S. Bach, rightly considered as the pinnacle of writing for solo cello. Juror of the Leipzig Bach Competition; former principal cellist of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique & the English Baroque Soloists, as well as the cellist of the critically acclaimed Eroica Quartet, Watkin gives a captivating and truly individual account of the six suites, the result of decades of performing and studying these compelling and fascinating works.
Edouard Ferlet - Think Bach (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Edouard Ferlet - Think Bach (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 64:48 minutes | 977 MB
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How could one deconstruct Bach’s music when this opus has had such a structuring effect? How could one subvert a tribute to the organist of Leipzig and not bow before the “old wig”, as Busoni liked to call him endearingly? In short, how today variate Bach without turning the master into a kitsch cantor? In much the same way is there a significant nuance between laughing at and laughing with, Edouard Ferlet offers to play with Bach rather than merely play Bach; and because to play is to do hence we stand at the core of a poetical process. A process by which the pianist “recomposes” both substracting and enhancing: a few notes are extracted here and there from a prelude’s voices whereas elsewhere some are luckily added without ever being reduced to simple ornaments. By no doubt the German composer would have approved a piano thus enhanced with such delicate sounds – as we know he had a preference for the clavicord’s softness.

Hopkinson Smith - Mad Dog (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at May 28, 2017
Hopkinson Smith - Mad Dog (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Hopkinson Smith - Mad Dog (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:44 minutes | 494 MB
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Naive are delighted to present a new fascinating journey into the heart of the Elizabethan Age. This anthology contains four pieces connected with John Dowland and others by the generation of lute composers that preceded him. Lute virtuoso Hopkinson Smith named the piece 'Mad Dog', as a symbol of his creative process: “There are many orphaned lute pieces in English sources that have come down to us with no name at all. I have taken the liberty of christening four such pieces in this programme with names that seem to suit their musical spirits.
Les Passions de l'Ame - Schabernack - A Treasure Trove of Musical Jokes (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Les Passions de l'Ame - Schabernack - A Treasure Trove of Musical Jokes (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:29 minutes | 1.08 GB
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The group of Weimar cantatas is exciting on many levels. The purpose Bach expressed in his Mühlhausen resignation letter – which became a master beam of the musical edice he built throughout his life – is expressed with an even more seminal vigour, due to the restrictions it suffered previously. Besides the beauty of the surviving works, which renders the loss of the missing ones all the more bitter, it is moving to see the musician engage, with each new piece, in experiments with form, ideas, and the language for expressing the word of God through the most sensitive possible texts. The choice of developing themes dear to him enabled him to afirm and deepen his faith.
Kammerorchester Basel & Julia Schröder - Mozart, Holzbauer & Pleyel: Sinfonia Concertante (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Kammerorchester Basel & Julia Schröder - Mozart, Holzbauer & Pleyel: Sinfonia Concertante (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:30 minutes | 1.22 GB
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There was hardly a music genre more popular at the height of the Classical period than the Sinfonia Concertante. An entirely new concert experience resulted from a combination of a straightforward orchestral setting and brilliant playing by soloists as well as blending elements of the symphony, solo concerto and divertimento. Composers did not score works for individual soloists only, but also created a symphonic genre with as many as nine solo instruments.
Véronique Gens, Marie-Adeline Henry, Frédéric Antoun - Saint-Saëns: Proserpine (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Véronique Gens, Marie-Adeline Henry, Frédéric Antoun - Saint-Saëns: Proserpine (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 94:26 minutes | 958 GB
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The protagonist of Saint-Saëns’ Proserpine, premiered at the Opéra-Comique on 14 March 1887, is no reincarnation of the ancient goddess, but a Renaissance courtesan well versed in culpable amours. According to the composer, she is ‘a damned soul for whom true love is a forbidden fruit; as soon as she approaches it, she experiences torture’. Yet for all the innocence of her rival Angiola, the unexpected happens: ‘It is the bloodthirsty beast that is admirable; the sweet creature is no more than pretty and likeable.’
Jan Lisiecki - Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jan Lisiecki - Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:32 minutes | 1.17 GB
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Jan Lisiecki puts the spotlight on rarely recorded works of the orchestral Chopin, the repertoire that became his calling card and kick-started his international career. Jan’s release of both piano concertos (recorded at the age of 13 and 14) with Sinfonia Varsovia and Howard Shelley was praised as one of the most exciting contributions to Chopin’s 200th anniversary year in 2010. The two live recordings that have earned Jan the prestigious Diapason Découverte award in May 2010, placed him on the map as a promising newcomer and resulted in his exclusive DG recording deal. Now, Jan has fulfilled his dreams of completing the orchestral Chopin repertoire: To record all remaining works for piano and orchestra recorded in the studio with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, conducted by the Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański.
Lawson Rollins - 3 Minutes To Midnight (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lawson Rollins - 3 Minutes To Midnight (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:14 minutes | 915 MB
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Award-winning world beat guitarist Lawson Rollins ponders the last three minutes of his day, concentrating on the urgency of the moment, the exhilaration of the speed of sound, the poignancy of the remaining time and the mystical power of the number three. Rollins wrote these dozen multicultural compositions, all in the three minute range and illuminated by his prodigious fingerstyle guitar play. The recording is stripped down, punchy and concise, a radical departure for an artist usually known for creating elaborate, lavishly produced tracks that are at least twice as long.
The Buddy Tate Celebrity Club Orchestra - Unbroken (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Buddy Tate Celebrity Club Orchestra - Unbroken (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:50 minutes | 814 MB
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This music helped define one era and augur in the next. Buddy Tate was one of the “Texas Tenors”, players from the Lone Star State who share the trademark big, warm tenor sax sound drenched in the blues. From 1939-48 he was a featured soloist in the iconic Count Basie Orchestra, playing the riff-laden Kansas City swing style that presaged R&B, rock & roll, and bop. At the time of this 1970 recording, Tate’s band presided at NYC’s Celebrity Club, extending that KC tradition.
Kraftwerk - 3-D: The Catalogue (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Kraftwerk - 3-D: The Catalogue (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 286:21 minutes | 3,03 GB
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Released to coincide with Kraftwerk’s forthcoming June 2017 tour – their first UK dates since the breathtaking shows witnessed at the Tate Modern in 2013 – Kraftwerk "3-D The Catalogue". This is the ground-breaking 3-D Kraftwerk Concert brought thrillingly to life, developed using high definition 3-D visuals, with Dolby Atmos surround sound and presented to the technological and audio standards one would associate and indeed come to expect from the pioneering Germans led by founder Ralf Hütter. For the very first time, every Kraftwerk fan can now experience a "Gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art” in the comfort of their own home.