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DTS Demonstration Disc 16 (2012) 1080p BluRay 3D DTS-HD MA 7.1

DTS Blu-ray Music Demo Disc 16 2013 1080i Blu-ray AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Reference quality 5.1/7.1 Dolby TrueHD Music Demo Disc (compatible with normal Dolby Digital, too)
Great for testing your surround system, with this demo you really see how good your system can be! Even low budget systems sounds good with these tracks!
BDMV and Certificate folders for burning on BD-25,or for playing with for example Arcsoft Total Media Theatre or other BD PC players. VLC Player also plays individual tracks in BDMV/STREAM folder.
Without any copy or regional protection. With Title Menu and Auto-Loop function for In-store demo. Cover and Disc Label for printing included.

Oh, and the video is of course in Full HD 1080 uncompressed quality!
Includes some of the greatest 5.1 sounding live performances and 7.1 video clips:
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Reinhold Moritsevich Gliere - Symphony No. 3 ‘Il’ya Muromets’ - Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta (2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]


Сomposer: Reinhold Moritsevich Glière (1875-1956)
Artist: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta
Title: Symphony No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 42, “Il’ya Muromets”
Genre: Classical
Label: © Naxos
Release Date: 2014
Recorded: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA, from 3rd to 5th May, 2013
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Length: 01:11:38
Video: MPEG-2 4742 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9
Audio: Russian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 5709 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: Russian LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 8.09 GB

“The Glière Symphony No. 3 has always been a piece that shimmered on my horizon—a cult piece, in a way, renowned as the composer’s towering masterpiece but rarely played in concert. As long as a Mahler symphony and enormous in its instrumental requirements, it was a work that people spoke about reverently but almost never heard live. The recording was an adventure that changed our orchestra, strengthened us, and became an artistic benchmark for our musicians. We revelled in the gorgeous landscape of the Symphony—from mysterious bass murmurings to crushing walls of brass fortissimo to breathtaking impressionistic renderings of forests and birds. We performed and recorded this massive work uncut to preserve Glière’s extraordinary architecture. This work is a cathedral in sound that unfolds in breathtaking swashes of colour, poetry and monumental climaxes.” – JoAnn Falletta
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Shai Maestro Trio - Untold Stories (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz


Artist: Shai Maestro Trio
Title: Untold Stories
Genre: Jazz, Modern Jazz
Label: © Sound Surveyor
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:45:01
Recorded: #6/7 recorded by Joe Marciano on Oct. 29, 2014 at Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY; #1/2 recorded by Vincent Mahey on Oct. 15, 2014, in Studio Sextan, Malakoff, France; #3/4/5 recorded Live by Vincent Mahey on Oct. 16, 2014, in Théatre Raymond Devos, Tourcoing, France; #8 recorded Live in Oct. 11, 2014, at L’astrada, Marciac, France


Shai Maestro became known as the pianist in Avishai Cohen's trio: for four years he has continued his musical journey with his own trio and explores new territories between piano, bass and drums. 'Israel is a big salad, a mixture of all possible cultures“, says Maestro, looking back to his homeland, today he lives in New York.

And that's how his music sounds: it swings between harmonic jazz, classical structures and oriental folk motives. He has already enchanted Moods several times and now returns to present his new album, 'Untold Stories'. This opus presents melodies with slender lines and delivers a profound and poetic universe. A tinted emergency jazz with an instant pop and an introspective rock with exploded lyricism.
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Franz Schubert - Moments Musicaux - Valery Afanassiev (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Artist: Valery Afanassiev
Title: Schubert - Moments Musicaux
Genre: Classical
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 70:56
Recorded: September 2010, Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano


Pianist Valery Afanassiev – renowned for his strikingly individual and deeply introspective interpretations of the music of Franz Schubert – has paired two often extrovert works by the composer: the set of six Moments Musicaux and the Sonata D. 850. Recorded in September 2010 at the Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano, this is ECM’s second Schubert recording by the Moscow-born pianist, having previously released a live recording of Afanassiev performing Schubert’s final Sonata D. 960 at the 1986 Lockenhaus Festival that has become a connoisseur’s favourite. Composed from 1823 to 1827, the year before the composer’s premature death, the Moments Musicaux brim with song and dance, as well as Schubert’s characteristic mood swings from major to minor, from light to dark. The Sonata D. 850, written in 1825, is one of Schubert’s most ebullient piano sonatas – with yodelling-like melodies, simulated horn calls and strongly syncopated rhythms – but like so many works by this composer, there are passages with an air of nostalgia and emotional ambiguity.
Composed from 1823 to 1827, the year before the composer’s death at age 31, the Moments musicaux brim with song and dance, as well as Schubert’s characteristic mood swings from major to minor, from light to dark, often within a single piece. With its glittering surface, the brief No. 3 in F minor was one of Schubert’s more popular piano pieces for decades; but the ballroom-worthy tune has an odd tension underneath, as if the party were bound to end early. No. 1 in C Major has melodies reminiscent of the composer’s Winterreise, while the two in A-flat Major, Nos. 2 and 6, tap rich veins of melancholy, particularly in Afanassiev’s interpretations. No. 4 in C-sharp minor is another number that swirls like a woman dancing with tears in her eyes. No. 5 in F minor is the set’s lone thoroughly fast-paced number, although even its uptempo leaps have a brittle quality.
The Sonata D850, written in 1825, is one of Schubert’s most ebullient piano sonatas – with ländler-like melodies, simulated horn calls and strongly syncopated rhythms; he composed the piece over three weeks in the spa town of Gastein, so the environment undoubtedly contributed to the sonata’s high spirits. Yet, as with so many works by this composer, there are also passages in D850 pregnant with nostalgia and emotional ambiguity, especially in the Con moto second movement, which Afanassiev explores with meditative concentration.
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Franz Xaver Scharwenka - Complete Piano Concertos - Alexander Markovich, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz


Сomposer: Franz Xaver Scharwenka (1850 – 1924)
Artist: Alexander Markovich, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
Title: Scharwenka - Complete Piano Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © Chandos Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: theCLASSICAL|shop
Duration: 02:20:09
Recorded: Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn; 6 – 8 May (Concertos Nos 1 and 4) & 10 and 11 June 2013 (Concertos Nos 2 and 3)


The Polish-born German composer Franz Xaver Scharwenka was a much lauded and beloved figure of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century music. His four piano concertos are central works among his small output. They have here been recorded together for the first time.

Piano Concerto No. 1 was dedicated to Liszt and brought Scharwenka great renown. Originally conceived as a solo piano Fantasy, it was reworked as a piano concerto which in its content, despite a seemingly conventional three-movement structure, reflects its origin as a fantasia. The Second Piano Concerto seems to represent a step back stylistically, echoing the conservative style of Brahms. However, the influence of his native Poland can also be heard in allusions to Chopin as well as in Polish dance elements in the finale. The Third Concerto, in C sharp minor, opens with impressively powerful music reflective of this key signature, but in its highly romantic way it also introduces delicate and lyrical passages. Perhaps the finest of the concertos, the Fourth was met with astonishing enthusiasm at its premiere in 1908. It is an enormously varied work, a quality typified in the ‘roller-coaster’ first movement which moves rapidly from one expressive world to another.
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Rush - Hemispheres - 40th Anniversary (1978/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Rush
Title: Hemispheres
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Mercury Records
Release Date: 1978/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 36:11
Recorded: June–August 1978 at Rockfield Studios in South Wales, UK

Merging an increasingly polished sound with masterful progressive rock songwriting, Hemispheres is considered one of Rush's greatest, if possibly overlooked, releases. Recorded in the UK, with only four tracks it captures the band at its most ambitious, notably on the nearly 20 minute, side-long Cygnus X-1 Book II Hemispheres and the trio's first instrumental, La Villa Strangiato. The Trees has endured for well over three decades as one of the band's most popular, yet misunderstood songs. Neil Peart has said there was never any deep or cryptic meaning to his lyrics.
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Rush - A Farewell To Kings - 40th Anniversary (1977/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Rush
Title: A Farewell To Kings
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Mercury Records
Release Date: 1977/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 37:29
Recorded: June 1977 at Rockfield Studios in South Wales, UK


This 1977 release, the band's fifth studio album, was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and mixed in London's Advision Studios. It became the band's first U.S. gold-selling album within two months of release, and went platinum. The singles included "Closer to the Heart" and "Cinderella Man" while the album peaked at #33 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the U.K. album charts.
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Ringo Starr - Postcards From Paradise (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Artist: Ringo Starr
Title: Postcards From Paradise
Genre: Rock
Label: © Roccabella, Inc.
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 44:03
Recorded: 2014–15, Roccabella West, Los Angeles and Rydenhurst, UK


Paul McCartney creates a splash whenever he releases a new album, but Ringo Starr stays a bit on the sidelines, cranking out records and tours to a smaller, dedicated audience. Starr is under no delusion that he might suddenly have a Top 10 smash: he's happy to be a working musician, which is all he ever wanted to be. After all, he was a working musician before he was a Beatle, a beginning he celebrates on "Rory & the Hurricanes," the opening track of Postcards from Paradise, his 18th studio solo album. "Rory & the Hurricanes" is part of a long line of latter-day autobiographical tunes from Ringo, and that's not the only similarity Postcards from Paradise shares with the records Starr has made in the new millennium. Like anything from Choose Love on, Postcards is pleasingly low-stakes, studded with fond memories and sunny odes to peace and love, but unlike Y Not and Ringo 2012 -- two amiable records that threatened to drift away on their own good cheer -- this 2015 album is anchored on some sturdy craft, much of it coming from the mid-2010s incarnation of the All-Starr Band. The whole gang -- Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Gregg Bissonette and Warren Ham -- kicks in on "Island in the Sun," but Lukather and Rundgren each get their own session with Starr, providing a foundation that is just different enough from new millennium Ringo records and setting off good contributions from the returning David Stewart, Joe Walsh, Richard Marx, Van Dyke Parks, Gary Burr, Glen Ballard, and Gary Nicholson. Ever since he split with Mark Hudson -- sometime during the making of 2008's Liverpool 8 -- this has been Starr's running crew, and while none of them deliver something out of the ordinary (apart from Marx's reggae number "Right Side of the Road"), the record veers closer to the woozy good times of Goodnight Vienna than the going-through-the-motions shrug of Y Not. Part of this is material -- it's fun to hear Ringo lay into "into the low-key soul groove of "Confirmation" -- but Starr's production is bolder than before, allowing a bit of blood into the production. Plus, he doesn't shy away from being a bit of a goofball, either when he's romanticizing Rory & the Hurricanes or working with Rundgren to stitch together Beatles song titles into a bit of cheeky psychedelia, and that proud silliness and sentimentality have always been a key to Ringo's appeal. He makes no bones that he's here for a good time, and the appealing thing about Postcards from Paradise is that it's as much fun to hear as it must've been to make. --Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Wolfgang Rihm - Et Lux - Huelgas Ensemble, Minguet Quartett, Paul Van Nevel (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Rihm (1952-)
Artist: Huelgas Ensemble, Minguet Quartett, Paul Van Nevel
Title: Et Lux - Für Vokalensemble und Streichquartett (2009)
Genre: Classical
Label: © ECM Records GmbH
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 1:01:30
Recorded: February 2014, Augustinus Muziekcentrum, Antwerpen


„Et Lux“ is an alluring and timeless work for vocal ensemble and string quartet by leading German composer Wolfgang Rihm, here receiving its first recording.

The hour-long piece is dedicated to The Hilliard Ensemble and the Arditti Quartet who gave the world premiere in Cologne in November 2009 and its UK premiere later that month at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. This pairing of a vocal group and a string quartet specializing in early music and contemporary music respectively is replicated by the artists on this ECM disc - the Cologne-based Minguet Quartet and the Belgian early music group, the Huelgas Ensemble whose founder, Paul van Nevel, conducts the recording.

„Et Lux“ emerges as if from centuries ago, and reflects upon the musical processes that have shaped it, including the ritual of the requiem: 'What we have is not music remembered but music remembering.' It incorporates text fragments of the Latin Requiem Mass, which appear as components of a progressively realized whole. 'Great significance is displayed by the reappearance of specific groups of words, for example 'et lux perpetua luceat' (and let perpetual light shine upon them). Through circling reflection the comforting yet disturbing meaning of the words may become perceptible.'

Reviewing the premiere performance the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung praised the work's interwoven musical and linguistic elements while the Daily Telegraph said of its UK premiere: 'Beautifully paced and very moving'. 'Et Lux' was recorded in February 2014 in Antwerp. The CD booklet includes an introductory statement by Wolfgang Rihm, and liner notes by Paul Griffiths and Wolfgang Schreiber.
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Perla Barocca: Early Italian Masterpieces - Rachel Podger, Marcin Swiatkiewicz, Daniele Caminiti (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz + DSF 5.0 Surround DSD64/2.82MHz + DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Rachel Podger, Marcin Świątkiewicz, Daniele Caminiti
Title: Perla Barocca: Early Italian Masterpieces
Genre: Classical, Baroque, Chamber Music
Label: © Channel Classics Records B.V.
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit / DSF 5.0 Surround DSD64/2.82MHz / DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
DSF Source: nativeDSDmusic
FLAC Source : DSD64 (converted at KORG AudioGate 2.3.3 / DSD Filter Soft Roll-off -3dB/50kHz / TPDF Diter)
Duration: 01:09:53
Recorded: Westvest, Schiedam, October 2013

By the mid-seventeenth century, musical composition had reached a point where invention had converged with technical mastery. Composers embraced a bass line lively with linearity, often entering into dialogue with the upper voices. Exploratory harmonic schemes were encompassed within larger unified tonalities. Through rhetorical structures, such as motive, imitation and sequence, composers instilled logic into their musical arguments. These characteristics, though rooted in vocal practice, were being cultivated for the first time in musical history for instrumentalists. In other words, the Baroque was born.
The featured composers showcase sublime examples of the early Italian Baroque. Some composers dominate the repertory; others have left behind only a handful of works. Here, they come together to convey the diverse musical landscape at such an excitingly rich and creative era.
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