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Bruno Cocset & Les Basses Réunies - Cello Stories: The Cello In The 17th & 18th Centuries (2016) {5CD Alpha Digital Download}

Bruno Cocset & Les Basses Réunies - Cello Stories: The Cello In The 17th & 18th Centuries (2016) {5CD Alpha Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 1.79 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 819 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 118 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France | Alpha 890
Classical / Baroque / Cello / Chamber Music / Viola da gamba / Double Bass

‘This set of five discs is an invitation to a rather special journey: through what you hear, and what you read too, you will traverse, guided by the cello, not one history but several histories. With these Cello Stories, our intention is to show you how an instrument and its repertoire have taken shape whilst retaining the imprint and memory of diverse origins. I have selected the musical programme from my recordings for Alpha – some of them previously unreleased – to complement the text by Marc Vanscheeuwijck and numerous contemporary illustrations.’ –Bruno Cocset
Martin Helmchen - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Martin Helmchen - Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:42 minutes | 800 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The pianist Martin Helmchen has now joined Alpha for several recordings. Acknowledged as one of the leading pianists of his generation, an eminent interpreter of the German repertoire, Helmchen will explore various periods and composers (including Messiaen!), but Beethoven will have a preponderant place in his forthcoming recording projects. Before the complete concertos, planned for 2020, he tackles the Diabelli Variations, ‘a climax in the life of a pianist’.
Anna Stéphany & Labyrinth Ensemble - Berio, Ravel & Falla: Black Is the Colour (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anna Stéphany & Labyrinth Ensemble - Berio, Ravel & Falla: Black Is the Colour (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:30 minutes | 955 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Alpha continues its collaboration with the Festival d’Aix en-Provence and its Academy, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018. We invite you to discover artists of great talent who take us on a trip to Auvergne, Sicily, Armenia and Azerbaijan thanks to Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, to Andalusia with Falla’s Psyché on a poem of Georges-Jean Aubry, and to the world of Jules Renard with Ravel’s Histoires naturelles.

War Of Ages - Alpha (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 8, 2017
War Of Ages - Alpha (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

War Of Ages - Alpha (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 40:31 minutes | 826 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This is the heaviest album yet, but also has it's fair use of clean vocals; as much as any other album to date. This album adds progressive metal qualities built upon the melodic death metal and metalcore of previous releases. The musicianship of WoA has always been first rate, but this album proves that they are one of the most talented and flawlessly-skilled bands out there. This album is a must-have for any WoA fan, and any fan of metal needs to give this album a listen.
The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee (2002/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee (2002/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:44 minutes | 955 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Mountain Goats are an American indie folk band formed in Claremont, California by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. "Tallahassee" is their seventh studio album. Originally released in 2002, it was produced by Tony Doogan and was the band's first album to be released on the label 4AD. It was also the first album on which the Mountain Goats' lineup as a full band became more finalized.
Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Telemann (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Giovanni Antonini & Il Giardino Armonico - Telemann (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:09 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The year 2017 will mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers of the Baroque era. Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico have taken this opportunity to pay tribute to his eclecticism in a programme juxtaposing works that move constantly between French and Italian stylistic traditions. On this disc, Giovanni Antonini not only directs the ensemble, but also returns to the recorder, his own instrument of choice (as it was the composer’s), and performs the Suite in A minor, the Concerto in C major and the Concerto da camera in G minor. We will also discover a curiosity, a sonata for chalumeaux.
Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 5: L'homme De Génie (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-96]

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Haydn 2032, Vol. 5: L'homme De Génie (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | RAR | 1.39 Gb
Classical | Label: Alpha

Haydn 2032, the ambitious project of recording the complete symphonies of Haydn, has been placed from the start under the artistic direction of Giovanni Antonini, with two ensembles, Il Giardino Armonico, which made the first four volumes, and the Kammerochester Basel, to which this fifth volume and the next two are assigned.
Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - Bach: Magnificat - Handel: Dixit Dominus (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:04 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After several recordings on Ricercar and a first disc on Alpha, Actus Tragicus, containing early Bach cantatas, ‘of staggering profundity, purity and beauty’ (ffff Télérama), Lionel Meunier and his ensemble Vox Luminis devote this new project to two showpieces by Handel and Bach.
Orchestra Baobab - Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Orchestra Baobab - Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:37 minutes | 883 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

West Africa’s most iconic dance-band are back. A decade on from their last album and almost half a century since their formation, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab return with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms and African tradition in the group’s trademark style.

Pitbull - Climate Change (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 10, 2017
Pitbull - Climate Change (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Pitbull - Climate Change (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 44:23 minutes | 544 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Pitbull follows his usual recipe on 10th LP, Climate Change. Each track combines rapped verses with a soaring pop chorus, all seasoned with a sprinkling of boasts about money, success and sexual conquests. That’s not to say he doesn’t make a few tweaks and veer off on the occasional, unexpected tangent. There are plenty of surprises, but you already know what you’re going to get before you press play. And that’s ok with me. The world needs more party anthems and Mr. Worldwide always comes through.