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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.
Andreas Staier - Schubert: Piano trios, Op. 99 & 100 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andreas Staier - Schubert: Piano trios, Op. 99 & 100 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 97:04 minutes | 1.67 GB
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'One glance at Schubert's trio, and the miserable hustle and bustle of human existence vanishes, the world takes on fresh lustre', wrote Robert Schumann in 1836 of Schubert's Piano Trio D898. He was equally admiring of the Viennese composer's other great trio, D929, notably its funeral march-like Andante con moto, later to achieve cinematic fame in Kubrick's 'Barry Lyndon'.

Xavier de Maistre - La Harpe Reine (2016) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 18, 2017
Xavier de Maistre - La Harpe Reine (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Xavier de Maistre, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - La Harpe Reine: Concertos for Harp at the Court of Marie-Antoinette (Live) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 70:04 minutes | 731 MB
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Mention Marie Antoinette, and inevitably the guillotine springs to mind – one is less likely to think of the harp, which, according to courtiers’ accounts from the end of the Ancien Régime, she played admirably.
Daniel Harding - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Daniel Harding - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 70:45 minutes | 683 MB
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A world might seem to divide the unbridled Romanticism of Berlioz from the highly controlled art of Rameau, standard-bearer of the French Late Baroque. And yet, at a distance of less than a century ('Hippolyte' was premiered in 1733, the 'Fantastique' in 1830), the same passion links two works more similar than their stylistic divergence might suggest. There is the same audacity in the orchestration, combined with an innate sense of drama that springs repeated rhythmic and harmonic surprises.
Wang Li & Wu Wei - Overtones "Les Harmoniques Du Ciel" (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Wang Li & Wu Wei - Overtones "Les Harmoniques Du Ciel" (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:34 minutes | 1.27 GB
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Overtones brings together two highly acclaimed Asian musicians, Wang Li and Wu Wei. It features the unlikely instrumental duo of kouxian and sheng. In this astonishing musical encounter, Li and Wei use their skills to craft a unique sound, using amazing harmonics that grip the listener. With its inspired use of the Chinese mouth organ and a multitude of instruments including the musicians' own bodies, Overtones is an album that deserves to be experienced.
Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemil Qocgiri & Salman Gambarov - Hawniyaz (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemil Qocgiri & Salman Gambarov - Hawniyaz (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:43 minutes | 1.02 GB
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Rarely have I witnessed such a magical birth as that of the Hawniyaz ensemble in the summer of 2012. Since 2005, the Morgenland Festival in Osnabrück has been devoted to the fascinating musical cultures of the Near and Middle East, from traditional music to classical and the avant-garde, to jazz and rock. With its focus on the ‘East’, which brings with it a whole host of clichés, both positive and negative, associated with the region, the festival has set itself the task of opposing these stereotypes with the most authentic representation possible.

Kaori Muraji - Rhapsody Japan (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 17, 2017
Kaori Muraji - Rhapsody Japan (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kaori Muraji - Rhapsody Japan (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:56 minutes | 0.99 GB
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Kaori Muraji was born in Tokyo in 1978. Her first guitar lessons were from her father, Noboru Muraji, when she was 3 years old. She won the top prize at the 1989 Junior Guitar Contest, and was the winner of the Student Guitar Competition in two consecutive years 1989 and 1991. She was the youngest ever student to win the Leo Brouwer International Guitar Concours and Tokyo International Guitar Concours in 1992.
Christiane Karg, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra & David Afkham - Parfum (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Christiane Karg, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra & David Afkham - Parfum (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 74:22 minutes | 691 MB
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This album is pure poetry – taking its spark from Christiane Karg’s engagement with the poetical works of Charles Baudelaire, Leconte de Lisle, Paul Verlaine, Tristan Klingsor and Victor Hugo. A poetry in diction that has a wonderful affinity with Impressionist music at the turn from the 19th to the 20th century. Christiane Karg finally decided upon works by Duparc, Koechlin, Debussy and Ravel for her new album. Her selection also includes an early composition by Benjamin Britten, which in its turn was inspired by Debussy and Ravel. Christiane Karg’s voice wafts this poetic scent, these colours in sound, aloft. Poetry and music, words and voice blend into Parfum!
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - Haec dies: Music for Easter (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge & Graham Ross - Haec dies: Music for Easter (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:47 minutes | 1.16 GB
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The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and director Graham Ross continue their series of music for the church year with a sequence for Easter Day that spans five centuries and explores the rich tapestry of repertoire from across the European continent.