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Bryan Ferry - Avonmore (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz


Artist: Bryan Ferry
Title: Avonmore
Genre: Pop Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Electropop
Label: © BMG Rights Management
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: 7digital.com
Duration: 00:39:01
Recorded: Studio One, London; 4th Street Recording; Saltlands Studio


Avonmore is the fourteenth studio album by the British singer Bryan Ferry, released in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2014.
The title of the album was named after the location of Ferry's studio in London where it was recorded. The album was announced on 23 September 2014 with a preview of the song "Loop De Li". The album was produced by Ferry with longterm collaborator Rhett Davies, who has produced several albums for Ferry and Roxy Music. The album also features Ferry regulars such as Fonzi Thornton, Nile Rodgers, Marcus Miller, and Johnny Marr (who co-wrote the track "Soldier of Fortune"). The album includes two cover versions, a rendition of Stephen Sondheim's "Send In The Clowns" and a version of "Johnny and Mary", originally by Robert Palmer. The latter track was a collaboration with the Norwegian DJ/producer Todd Terje and first appeared on Terje's album It's Album Time which was released earlier in 2014.
Avonmore peaked at number 19 on the UK Album Chart, and number 72 on the US Billboard 200.
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Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto, Double Concerto - Julia Fischer, Nederlands Kamerorkest, Yakov Kreizberg (2007) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Сomposer: Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)
Artist: Julia Fischer, Nederlands Kamerorkest, Yakov Kreizberg
Title: Brahms - Violin Concerto, Double Concerto
Genre: Classical
Label: © PentaTone Classics
Release Date: 2007
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: pentatonemusic.com
Duration: 72.59
Recorded: Yakult Hall, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, December 2006, Violin Concerto; December 2005, Double Concerto



Is violinist Julia Fischer in the same league as David Oistrakh in her recording of Brahms' Violin Concerto? Are Fischer and cellist Daniel Müller-Schott in the same league as Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich in their recording of Brahms' Double Concerto? No: Oistrakh and Rostropovich are playing big, muscular, and heroic music while Fischer and Müller-Schott are playing intimate, sensuous, and lyrical music. Fischer's tone is lovely, her technique is impeccable, but best of all his interpretation of the Violin Concerto is sweet, smiling, and joy-filled. Müller-Schott's tone is warm, his technique is impressive, but best of all his interpretation of the Double Concerto with Fischer sounds like a love duet from an Othello written by a German. Together with the lush and enveloping accompaniment of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam led by Yakov Kreizberg, Fischer and Müller-Schott turn in performances that aren't in the same league as Oistrakh and Rostropovich -- they're in a wonderfully seductive league of their own. PentaTone's super audio digital sound is rich, full, deep, and just about real. --James Leonard, AllMusic
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Billie Holiday - All Or Nothing At All (1959/2012) High-Fidelity DSF 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz


Artist: Billie Holiday
Title: All Or Nothing At All
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Blues, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz
Label: © Verve Records
Release Date: 1959/2012
Quality: DSF 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: ISO SACD
Duration: 51:12
Recorded: Radio Recorders and Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California on August 14 & 18, 1956 and from January 3-9, 1957


Recorded in 1956 and 1957, All Or Nothing At All was one of Billie Holiday's last releases before her death in 1959. A collection of jazz and pop standards by the Gershwins, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington, among others, the album was produced by legendary producer Norman Granz. Holiday runs the emotional gamut from summery optimism (Love Is Here To Stay) to pathos-rich musings (Ill Wind) backed by a strong studio lineup of veterans including Red Mitchell on bass and Ben Webster on tenor saxophone.
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Franz Schubert Edition - Complete Symphonies 1-8, Late Masses, Alfonso und Estrella - Berliner Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz


Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Artist: Berliner Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Title: Berliner Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Schubert Edition
Genre: Classical
Label: © Berlin Phil Media GmbH
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit (Recorded in 44,1kHz/24bit)
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 08:32:59
Recorded live at the Philharmonie Berlin:
Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 : 23-25 October 2003
Symphony No. 1 · Mass No. 6 : 22-24 April 2004
Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 : 02-05 December 2004
Symphony No. 2 · Mass No. 5 : 14-16 April 2005
Alfonso und Estrella : 08-09 October 2005
Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8 : 22-24 March 2006


Nikolaus Harnoncourt once said, “Schubert is the composer who is closest to my heart” – and in this edition, Harnoncourt and the Berliner Philharmoniker present a brilliant and multifaceted portrait of the composer. It of course includes Schubert’s symphonies – from the too little-known early works to the “Unfinished” and the “Great” C major Symphony. With Schubert’s final two masses, central works of Romantic sacred music are also represented, plus there is a first-class discovery with the opera Alfonso und Estrella.

Harnoncourt’s case for the work is so convincing not least because of the superb cast of singers which includes Kurt Streit, Dorothea Röschmann and Christian Gerhaher. But what lies at the musical centre of this edition is the collaboration of orchestra and conductor. This Schubert is colourful and dramatic – and represents a unique synthesis in which the famous sound of the Berliner Philharmoniker is as evident as Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s familiarity with the transparency and sound speech of historical performance practice.

The performances, recorded between 2003 and 2006, are contained on eight CDs, plus there is a Blu-ray disc that presents all of the recordings in uncompressed 24-bit audio. The high quality of the recordings is matched by the standard of the product features, with an extensive booklet, a hardback cover, and a video interview especially produced for this edition in which Nikolaus Harnoncourt talks about his special connection to Schubert.
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Pathetique, Moonlight, Appassionata - Yundi Li (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Yundi Li
Title: Beethoven - Pathétique, Moonlight, Appassionata
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 57:13
Recorded: TELDEX Studio, Berlin, 6–7/2012

Following his recordings on Deutsche Grammophon of music by Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt, Chinese pianist Yundi Li takes on the three most popular piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, the "Pathétique," "Moonlight," and "Appassionata." Known for having brilliant technique and dynamic showmanship, Yundi plays against type in these beloved works, which call for more introspection and expressiveness than might be expected from him. Even though the outer movements of "Pathétique" and "Appassionata" and the last movement of "Moonlight" give Yundi ample opportunity to demonstrate his agility, power, and high energy, they are relatively restrained, compared to the kind of virtuosic fare that made him an international star. Furthermore, the Classical impulse that informed these sonatas calls for a balance of moods, not just bravura playing. The slow movements let Yundi show he is more than just a flashy technician, and he gives carefully considered performances that work, albeit as fairly Romantic readings. Because Beethoven's piano sonatas have been interpreted and recorded by pianists too numerous to count, it's easy to dismiss performances that fall short of the great recordings of the past, especially any that seem addressed to a mainstream audience. Yundi's album will not impress connoisseurs who have already settled on their favorite recordings, though casual listeners may like what Yundi does with the music and learn more about Beethoven as a result. --Blair Sanderson, All Music Guide
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Astrud Gilberto - Windy (1968/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Astrud Gilberto
Title: Windy
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Traditions, World Fusion
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1967 (V6-8754)/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 00:28:13
Recorded: A&R Studios, NYC, April 26, May 3, May 14, 1968


One of Astrud Gilberto's final albums for Verve, released in 1968. Windy includes a Beatles cover, the title song and Never My Love from The Association, all done with bossa nova flair. Gilberto's young son Marcello joins her on a charming rendition of The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book.


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Astrud Gilberto - Look To The Rainbow (1966/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Astrud Gilberto
Title: Look To The Rainbow
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Traditions, World Fusion
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1966 (V6-8643)/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 00:31:49
Recorded: NYC, November 22, 1965 - February 4, 1966


Softly, softly Astrud Gilberto’s voice captured the hearts of the American people. Before this, a handful of musicians had infected the cool jazz of the Sixties with the bossa nova virus from Brazil and set a wave of enthusiasm in motion. Together with Stan Getz, Astrud scored a super hit. And ever since then, the 'Girl from Ipanema' had a name. Astrud’s singing is neither full of vocal acrobatics nor can it be described in superlatives. Her natural voice creates a quiet, glowing atmosphere and enchants us with its simple elegance and power of expression.

Astrud Gilberto’s third album on the Verve label, "Look to the Rainbow", is considered to be her most important disc - one reason being perhaps the successful mixture of songs from both South and North America. Whatever the reason, star arranger Gil Evans’s sensitive background music reveals his great talent for pinpointing and underlining a totally unique voice. The result? Every single number on this recording is a soft, miniature work of art.
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Astrud Gilberto - I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do (1969/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Astrud Gilberto
Title: I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Traditions, World Fusion
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1969 (V6-8776)/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 00:28:37
Recorded: February 3, 4 1969 at Century Sound Recording Studio, New York City

As the 1960s drew to a close and the bossa nova craze had long faded, Astrud Gilberto was now squarely a jazz/easy listening artist, recording sparsely-arranged Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand and Harry Nilsson numbers. Gilberto called this her "fireplace album" due to the intimacy of the performances and the stripped-down production.
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Astrud Gilberto - Beach Samba (1967/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Astrud Gilberto
Title: Beach Samba
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Traditions, World Fusion
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1967 (V6-8708)/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 00:27:55
Recorded: A&R Studios, NYC, May 25, June 9, June 30, 1967


Originally released in 1967, Astrud Gilberto's „Beach Samba“ is one of the Brazilian songstress' classic albums. The bossa nova craze--ignited in 1963, by Gilberto herself, with her lovely, artless vocal on Stan Getz's 'The Girl from Ipanema'--was winding down.
The album sees Gilberto stretching beyond her usual collection of bossa novas and sambas, though the title track and 'Nao Bate O Corocao' are two of her best, into relaxed, swinging versions of such pop standards as 'Misty Roses' and 'My Foolish Heart.' Perhaps the oddest inclusion is a cover of The Lovin' Spoonful's 'You Didn't Have To Be So Nice,' sung by Gilberto as a duet with her eight-year-old son, which is better than you might expect.
Like the album as a whole, it's perfectly charming and delightful. Peculiarly, the album ends with five tracks from Gilberto's classic 1966 album with the Walter Wanderley Trio.
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