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Jim Ed Brown - This Is My Beat (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jim Ed Brown - This Is My Beat (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 29:21 minutes | 688 MB
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Jim Ed Brown was an American country singer-songwriter who came to fame as a member of the 1950's vocal group The Browns, where he was the band's lead male vocalist. In 1965, when the group was still together, he embarked on a solo career that would eventually eclipse the success of The Browns. Jim Ed Brown had his greatest success in the late 1970's, when he regularly performed duets with Helen Cornelius.
Valery Gergiev - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Münchner Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:26 minutes | 0.98 GB
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The Munich Philharmonic has arguably given more performances of Anton Bruckner’s music than any other orchestra. A great number of Bruckner recordings lead by the many legendary conductors that have worked for and with the Munich Philharmonic are stored in the historical archive of the MPHIL Label including magnificent pieces with Sergiu Celibidache, Christian Thielemann, Rudolf Kempe, Günter Wand and Oswald Kabasta.
Georg Kallweit & Björn Colell - Passaggio, eine barocke Alpenüberquerung (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Georg Kallweit & Björn Colell - Passaggio, eine barocke Alpenüberquerung (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:38 minutes | 1.21 GB
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For several years now, the guitarist and lutenist Björn Colell and the Baroque violinist Georg Kallweit, Konzertmeister of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, have formed a noted duo called Ombra e Luce: ‘With only two musicians and two instruments, we aspire to a perfect rapport and a permanent dialogue. We have access to a rich repertory of original pieces from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries for violin and lute/theorbo: this was a widespread combination, essentially before 1700.
Yann Beuron, Tassis Christoyannis, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Saint-Saëns: Mélodies avec orchestre (2017) [24/96]

Yann Beuron, Tassis Christoyannis, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana - Saint-Saëns: Mélodies avec orchestre (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:55 minutes | 1.10 GB
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World premiere recording: Although the turn of the twentieth century marked the golden age of French song, the genre was generally accompanied on the piano and only rarely orchestrated by its composers. But Camille Saint-Saëns, a great lover of poetry, was also a champion of the orchestrated mélodie and the French coloristic style. He also wanted to counterbalance the overwhelming popularity of operatic arias in concert programmes.
Bruno Cocset & Les Basses Réunies - Geminiani & The Celtic Earth: Give Me Your Hand (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bruno Cocset & Les Basses Réunies - Geminiani & The Celtic Earth: Give Me Your Hand (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:26 minutes | 1.29 GB
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Some of the Italian musicians who came to London to ‘make their fortunes’ found themselves influenced by the Celtic lands and their rich tradition of folk music. They were in their turn admired and sometimes even copied by their counterparts in the British Isles. This recording shows the outcome of that encounter. Lorenzo Bocchi was probably the first Italian cellist to settle in Edinburgh, in 1720.
Alexander Lonquich & Colibrì Ensemble - Schumann - Burgmüller (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alexander Lonquich & Colibrì Ensemble - Schumann - Burgmüller (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:00 minutes | 1.16 GB
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The lives of Robert Schumann and Norbert Burgmüller intersect in fascinating ways. Both were born in 1810, and both spent significant periods of their lives in Düsseldorf, which is how Schumann came to orchestrate the Scherzo of Burgmüller?s Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 11.
Philippe Jaroussky - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Philippe Jaroussky - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:45 minutes | 1.48 GB
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Star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky continues his exploration of operatic settings of the Orpheus myth with the most famous of the many operas inspired by the story of the Greek poet who searches for his dead wife in the Underworld: Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. It contains one of the world's best-loved operatic arias, Orfeo's restrained, but moving lament, 'Che farò senza Euridice'.
Jerusalem Quartet - Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jerusalem Quartet - Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:24 minutes | 957 MB
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A century after his death on 25 March 1918, many harmonia mundi artists are eager to pay tribute to Claude Debussy, the magician of melody and timbre, the great ‘colourist’ and father of modern music. The musicians of the Jerusalem Quartet offer a new reading of his only String Quartet, in the logical coupling with its Ravelian counterpart: in some respects, the two works might seem like twins – and yet what differences there are between them!

Umphrey's McGee - it's you (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at May 19, 2018
Umphrey's McGee - it's you (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Umphrey's McGee - it's you (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:21 minutes | 944 MB
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“Waiting in line for a melody, maybe this time I’ll be right where I’m supposed to be.”
Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Joseph Wicks - Vaughan Williams: Mass in G Minor (2018) [24/96]

Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Joseph Wicks - Vaughan Williams: Mass in G Minor (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:22 minutes | 1.05 GB
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Andrew Nethsingha and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice with a new recording of choral works by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Many of the works were composed in the years immediately following the event, including O clap your hands, Lord, thou hast been our refuge and the Mass in G minor which leads the programme. Vaughan Williams turned his attention to liturgical music following his service as a wagon orderly during the Great War.