All Duets

Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 22, 2017
Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)

Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 78:34 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10882

This is an excellent Rachmaninoff programme, taking us from the high romance of the relatively early Suite No. 1 to the composer’s last opus numbered work, the Symphonic Dances. The Suite No. 1 is a very fine work, and this duo plays gorgeously in that sighing third movement Les larmes. The spectacular finale, Pâques rings out spectacularly, the powerful tone of the well paired pianos delivering a remarkable listening experience.

Chris Botti - To Love Again: The Duets (2005)  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 7, 2017
Chris Botti - To Love Again: The Duets (2005)

Chris Botti - To Love Again: The Duets (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 342 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Scans Included (PNG, 350 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Mainstream Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Standards
© 2006 Sony BMG Music / Columbia #82876828652

Trumpeter Chris Botti's To Love Again: The Duets picks up where his stellar 2004 release When I Fall in Love leaves off, with more gorgeously lush and heartfelt orchestral jazz via the London Session Orchestra. This time showcasing guest vocalists – as well as a handful of instrumental tracks – Botti takes an even more classicist approach than before and once again brings to mind such iconic jazz albums as Clifford Brown with Strings and Miles Davis' Porgy and Bess. Largely known as a smooth jazz artist with a sweet trumpet tone, it wasn't until When I Fall in Love that Botti dropped the smooth jazz synthesizers and pop-oriented compositions in favor of Gil Evans-style jazz orchestrations and an acoustic backing quartet…
Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets (2017)

Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov - Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and Other Piano Duets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:52 min | 223 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2017

'I have composed a big sonata and variations for four hands, and the latter have met with a specially good reception here, but I do not entirely trust Hungarian taste, and I shall leave it to you and to the Viennese to decide their true merit' So wrote Franz Schubert in 1824, evoking the popular 19th-century genre for 4-hands piano that publishers were always pestering him to write for. In his brief life Schubert devoted 32 compositions to this form and the least of these pieces, be it a ländler, polonaise or march, radiates with all of his finesse and sensitivity.
Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)

Alexei Lubimov, Slava Poprugin - Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux & Triste - Piano Duets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:29 | 246 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 230

For this Alpha-Classics album of modernist music arranged for two pianos, Alexei Lubimov and Slava Poprugin play four essential works that yield some surprises in their keyboard versions. Three of the pieces are transcriptions of instrumental music, specifically Igor Stravinsky's arrangement of his Concerto in E flat major, "Dumbarton Oaks," John Cage's reduction of Erik Satie's Socrate, and Darius Milhaud's four-hand transcription of Satie's Cinéma (composed as a soundtrack for the short Dadaist film Entr'acte, used in the ballet Relâche), with Stravinsky's Concerto for two pianos solo performed as it was originally written.

Nuria Rial & Valer Sabadus - Sacred Duets (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 17, 2017
Nuria Rial & Valer Sabadus - Sacred Duets (2017)

Nuria Rial & Valer Sabadus - Sacred Duets
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:24 min | 140 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

The Spanish soprano Nuria Rial and the countertenor Valer Sabadus are both stars of the booming Baroque music scene. Nuria Rial is a bright soprano with her “addictive timbre“ and Valer Sabadus' velvety "dramatic, crystal clear and lyric voice" (Süddeutsche Zeitung) are for the first time united in one recording.
Frank Sinatra - Duets: Twentieth Anniversary (2013) {Deluxe Edition}

Frank Sinatra - Duets: Twentieth Anniversary (2013) {Deluxe Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 743 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 321 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Pop, Easy Listening | Capitol Records / Universal Music #B0019451-02

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's groundbreaking and highly successful album, Duets, Capitol/UMe will release a newly-remastered Sinatra Duets - Twentieth Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition bringing together the original Duets, and the follow-up Duets II, together in one deluxe package. Included on the 2CD deluxe edition are two never-before-released recordings: 'One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)' featuring Tom Scott and 'Embraceable You' with Tanya Tucker plus the rare bonus tracks 'Fly Me to the Moon' with George Strait and two versions of 'My Way' one recorded with Luciano Pavarotti and the other with Willie Nelson.

Bowman, Chance - Countertenor Duets & Solos: Purcell, Blow (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Dec. 19, 2016
Bowman, Chance - Countertenor Duets & Solos: Purcell, Blow (2014)

Bowman, Chance - Countertenor Duets & Solos: Purcell, Blow (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 292 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55447

This recording of duets by the great composers of the Restoration is one of the gems of Hyperion’s catalogue. It features the celebrated countertenors James Bowman and Michael Chance at the peak of their powers, and the combination of their two voices with the sympathetic accompaniment of The King’s Consort creates something uniquely glorious.
Marc Almond - Open All Night (2010) {Expanded 2-Disc Collectors Edition rec 1999}

Marc Almond - Open All Night (2010) {Expanded 2-Disc Collectors Edition rec 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 750 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 311 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999, 2010 Cherry Red Records / Strike Force Entertainment | SFE002
Pop / Adult Alternative Pop / New Romantic / Alternative / Torch Songs / Vocal Pop

Deluxe Special Edition Double Disc Reissue. The first of a series of Marc Almond expanded re-issue CD s, Open All Night was originally released in 1999 and pays respect to the sound of Soft Cell whilst mixing in elements of R&B, gospel, Latin and trip-hop. Features duets with Siouxsie Sioux ( Threat Of Love ) and with former Sneaker Pimps vocalist Kelly Ally ( Almost Diamonds ). Features an 18-track bonus disc, curated by Marc Almond himself of original song demos, film soundtrack rarities and alternative versions of tracks recorded at the time of the 1999 Open All Night Sessions.

Johnny Cash - The Greatest: Duets (2012)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 12, 2016
Johnny Cash - The Greatest: Duets (2012)

Johnny Cash - The Greatest: Duets (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 252 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 103 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 24 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Country | Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music #88691903362

As part of Columbia/Legacy's ongoing celebration of Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday in 2012, the label assembled a series of compilations under the rubric "The Greatest." The concept of this 14-track compilation is clear: it is a collection of duets Cash cut for Columbia between 1967 and 1985. Some of these cuts appeared on albums by other artists ("Girl from the North Country" is pulled from Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline), some were not released at the time (his George Jones duet "I Got Stripes" was a bonus track on the 2002 reissue of Silver), some are pulled from Cash's TV show (the opening "I've Been Everywhere" with Lynn Anderson)…
Philippe Cassard & Cedric Pescia - Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 & Piano duets (2014)

Philippe Cassard & Cedric Pescia - Schubert: Piano Sonata No 20 & Piano duets
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 80:37 min | 1.06 GB | Digital booklet
Label: La Dolce Volta (LDV15) | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2014

Schubert s imaginative world was built from the poetry he set to music throughout his life. The pianist Philippe Cassard has always felt close to those 'Wanderers', those Romantic landscapes studded by stars and moons, traversed by mountains and valleys, those quicksilver moods.