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Igor Stravinsky - Rite of Spring, Firebird Suite, Scherzo, Tango - Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Сomposer: Igor Stravinsky(1882-1971)
Artist: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer
Title: Stravinsky - Rite of Spring, Firebird Suite, Scherzo, Tango
Genre: Classical
Label: © Channel Classics Records B.V.
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: DSD64 (converted at KORG AudioGate 2.3.3 / DSD Filter Soft Roll-off -3dB/50kHz / TPDF Diter)
Duration: 01:03:12
Recorded: Palace of Arts, Budapest, December 2010


The recipe seems simple: take a simple melody of six notes and repeat it in the same order, accentuating a different note each time. For example:

1 2 3 4 2 5
1 2 3 4 2 5
1 2 3 4 2 5

Here we have the beginning of the Sacre du Printemps (with a short transition between lines 2 and 3)! Next step: add a rhythmic pattern and repeat it many times. Prepare a few of these and combine them thoroughly until you get a polyrhythmic and polytonal mix! Finished. With his simple recipe, Stravinsky changed the world. Many plants grew from this seed: beat, rock, rap, minimal music… A pagan, sacrifice ritual with shocking music and shocking choreography: three exceptional talents - Roerich, Nijinsky and Stravinsky - brought about an artistic revolution with a masterstroke. 100 years later it still sounds fresh, pagan, scary, new and beautiful. --Iván Fischer
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Stefano Bollani, Hamilton de Holanda - O Que Sera (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Stefano Bollani, Hamilton de Holanda
Title: O Que Será
Genre: Jazz, Modern Jazz, Piano Jazz, Modern Creative, Brazilian Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:54:00
Recorded live August 17, 2012 at Jazz Middelheim, Antwerp by VRT-Vlaamse Radio en Televisie. Mixed at Rainbow Studio, Oslo by Jan Erik Kongshaug, Roberto Lioli, and Stefano Bollani.


Italy’s creative piano virtuoso Stefano Bollani meets Hamilton de Holanda, Brazil’s peerless master of the bandolim, the 10-string mandolin. O que será is a summery celebration of the joy of music-making, radiating an irresistible enthusiasm, and raising the bar for trans-idiomatic instrumental interaction. Bollani, acknowledged as one of the most prodigiously-gifted soloists of jazz, is matched every step of the way here by de Holanda, and the exchanges between the musicians are frequently breathtaking. Repertoire draws upon the rich heritage of South American music – including Jobim, Piazzolla, Chico Buarque, Baden Powell, Ernesto Nazareth and more, plus original compositions by the protagonists. O que será was recorded live in Antwerp in last August before an audibly-delighted audience at the Jazz Middelheim Festival.
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Sofia Gubaidulina - Canticle of the Sun (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz


Сomposer: Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931)
Artist: Various
Title: Sofia Gubaidulina - Canticle of the Sun
Genre: Classical
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:09:03
Recorded: July 2006 (The Lyre of Orpheus) and July 2010 (Canticle of the Sun) at Lockenhaus Festival


Two major works by Sofia Gubaidulina comprise this album: “The Lyre of Orpheus” (composed in 2006), for violin, percussion and string orchestra, and “The Canticle of the Sun” (1997, rev. 1998), for violoncello, chamber choir, percussion and celesta. Both pieces were recorded at the Lockenhaus Festival in, respectively, 2006 and 2010.
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Sly And The Family Stone - Live At The Fillmore East: October 4th & 5th, 1968 (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Sly And The Family Stone
Title: Live At The Fillmore East: October 4th & 5th, 1968
Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul
Label: © Epic Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 03:28:04
Recorded Live at the Fillmore East, NYC, October 4, 5, 1968


When Sly & the Family Stone seized Manhattan's Fillmore East for a two-night, four-set stand in October 1968, the sonically and socially advanced band was just starting to cook. Earlier in the year, "Dance to the Music" became their first charting single, a Top 10 pop hit. They were pushing their third album, Life, so the repertoire was still rather limited. As detailed in this generous release's liner notes, written by biographers Edwin and Arno Konings, the Epic label intended to assemble an album from these performances, but the plan was ditched once "Everyday People" -- the first single from Stand!, still months away from hitting shelves -- took flight and went to number one. That smash was issued only a month after the gigs, but the band didn't preview it on-stage, at least not the way the sets are documented here. Live at the Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 contains a representation of all four sets. Each one must be at least close to complete, as they're between 40 and 65 minutes in length, and contain some flubs and the working out of some technical issues. Despite playing roughly the same songs each set while knowing that they were being recorded, the band continually switched up the sequencing of the set lists -- "M'Lady" was placed up front and saved toward the end, for instance -- and the musicians played loose enough to allow for some spontaneity and variable interaction. The band's vitality, as they continually stomped through material from all three albums, is no surprise. Material from the first album and "Dance to Music" are played with equal levels of conviction. Sly's demeanor is consistently fervent and poised. The whole gang is at the top of their game. What's truly revelatory is that each set featured a Sister Rosie Stone-fronted version of "Won't Be Long," a song popularized seven years earlier by Aretha Franklin and the Ray Bryant Combo. It wallops each time, particularly so on the first night's early set. That a studio version wasn't released is as baffling as the heretofore absence of a live album. As heard here, they were playing like indisputable giants, not like a band fighting for a second hit. The CD edition is especially nice -- a fold-out cardboard package with sharp, true-to-the-era artwork for each disc. It tops the double-vinyl edition, a truncated and smart selection made by the Roots' Captain Kirk Douglas, released months earlier for Record Store Day. --AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman
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Franz Schubert - Symphony no. 9, Five German Dances - Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (2011) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Artist: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer
Title: Schubert - Symphony no. 9, Five German Dances
Genre: Classical
Label: © Channel Classics Records B.V.
Release Date: 2011
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:08:01
Recorded: Palace of Arts, Budapest, June 2010


A new dimension is added to the marvellous transition from the simple horn melody to a symphony when it is played on natural horns. Why did Schubert choose horns? Three notes sound open, the next stopped, the next stopped in a different way, like a melody roughly hewn from marble. Only when the oboe takes over is the unevenness polished away, removing limitations and barriers and transporting us into a magical realm of eternity. I must say that I find this transition most touching if the natural horn players do their best to equalize, to overcome their natural unevenness – like handicapped athletes do. Small C-clarinets and narrow trombones give this symphony a special colour. The woodwinds have a leading role, playing all the Viennese songs, serenades, popular tunes and dances. Even if it is an orchestral work, here and there it feels like the seventh volume of Schubert’s Lieder. --Ivan Fischer
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	Franz Schubert - Symphony no. 9, Five German Dances - Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Artist: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer
Title: Schubert - Symphony no. 9, Five German Dances
Genre: Classical
Label: © Channel Classics Records B.V.
Release Date: 2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: DSD64 (converted at KORG AudioGate 2.3.3 / DSD Filter Soft Roll-off -3dB/50kHz / TPDF Diter)
Duration: 01:08:01
Recorded: Palace of Arts, Budapest, June 2010


A new dimension is added to the marvellous transition from the simple horn melody to a symphony when it is played on natural horns. Why did Schubert choose horns? Three notes sound open, the next stopped, the next stopped in a different way, like a melody roughly hewn from marble. Only when the oboe takes over is the unevenness polished away, removing limitations and barriers and transporting us into a magical realm of eternity. I must say that I find this transition most touching if the natural horn players do their best to equalize, to overcome their natural unevenness – like handicapped athletes do. Small C-clarinets and narrow trombones give this symphony a special colour. The woodwinds have a leading role, playing all the Viennese songs, serenades, popular tunes and dances. Even if it is an orchestral work, here and there it feels like the seventh volume of Schubert’s Lieder. --Ivan Fischer
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Sarah McLachlan - Shine On (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz


Artist: Sarah McLachlan
Title: Shine On
Genre: Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Indie Rock, Ballad, Singer/Songwriter
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 46:50
Recorded: Studio Pierre Marchand in Montreal, Creekside Studio in Vancouver, East West Studios in Los Angeles and Talkback in Burbank.


Three Time Grammy Winner and legendary singer songwriter makes her Verve debut with her eighth studio album, Shine On. Sarah has sold over 40 million albums in her career and is one of the most respected female artists in music today.
The new album was recorded in Vancouver with longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand (the co-writer of hits like "Adia" and "Building a Mystery"), along with contributions from producer/songwriter Bob Rock (Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado) and keyboardist Vincent Jones.
In a press release, McLachlan revealed that the album was inspired by her father's passing and her own appreciation of life: “This album is about moving through the second half of my life in a more mindful and meaningful way, recognizing that every day, every moment is precious and though we all have our issues and problems, our damages, we all have the ability to continue to learn, grow from our experiences, thrive and shine on. Many of the songs are inspired at least partially or wholly by my father's passing three years ago and the profound effect losing him had on me. I had to find my footing again without the anchor of his unconditional love."
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Roger Waters - Amused to Death (1992/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Roger Waters
Title: Amused to Death
Genre: Rock, Art Rock, Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1992/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:12:38
Recorded: The Billiard Room, Olympic Studios, CTS Studios, Angel Studios, Abbey Road Studios, London; Compass Point Studios, Nassau; Devonshire Studios, Ameraycan Studios, Evergreen Recording, Johnny Yuma Recording, Los Angeles. Mix Studio: Devonshire Audio & Visual Studios, Burbank. Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles. Remastered by James Guthrie.


Roger Waters' album Amused to Death returns in a remastered release from Columbia Records / Legacy Recordings. Amused to Death sounded the alarm about a society increasingly – and unthinkingly – in thrall to its television screens. Twenty-three years later, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago.
"I'm remembering the record from [over] 20 years ago, that most of what I had to say then sadly still pertains today and is maybe even more relevant to our predicament as people in 2015 even than it was in 1992," says Roger Waters.
An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused to Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. In 2015, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view. The 2015 editions of Amused to Death feature a new 5.1 surround remix of the album on high-definition Blu-ray audio and a new remastered stereo mix completed by longtime Roger Waters / Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie. The cover and gatefold art has been updated for 2015 by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters' 2010-2013 "The Wall Live" tour and movie.
Produced by Roger Waters and Patrick Leonard, Amused to Death is a musically ambitious work featuring a stellar lineup of musicians. Guitar legend Jeff Beck figures prominently on the album, bringing his signature virtuosity to eight songs. Guest vocalists include Don Henley ("It's a Miracle"), Rita Coolidge ("Amused to Death") and soul singer P.P. Arnold ("Perfect Sense" Parts I and II). Also contributing were Waters' longtime collaborators, guitarist Andy Fairweather Low and drummer Graham Broad; percussionist Luis Conte; and Pat Leonard, who played keyboards on several tracks. The album reunited Waters with composer/arranger Michael Kamen, who supervised orchestral arrangements for The Wall, Waters' semi-autographical concept album with Pink Floyd. Kamen arranged and conducted the National Philharmonic Orchestra Limited's contributions to the songs "Too Much Rope" and "What God Wants, Part III."
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Prince Royce - Double Vision (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Prince Royce
Title: Double Vision
Genre: Pop, Latin Pop, Bachata, Dance Pop
Label: © RCA Records | Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 58:01


Bronx, NY-born and raised Latin superstar and award-winning artist Prince Royce will be celebrating the album release of Double Vision (RCA Records/Sony Music Latin), his first ever English language album. Double Vision features guest appearances by Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Tyga and Kid Ink.
The new deluxe album from Prince Royce featuring hit songs "Back it Up" ft Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull, “Stuck on a Feeling” ft Snoop Dogg, "Extraordinary", and "Handcuffs". The deluxe includes the 12-song standard album + 4 additional new tracks!
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Paul Bley - Paul Bley Play Blue: Oslo Concert (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Paul Bley
Title: Paul Bley Play Blue: Oslo Concert
Genre: Jazz, Modern Jazz, Piano Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:56:47
Recorded live August 2008 at Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo Jazz Festival, Norway. Mixed October 2013 at Rainbow Studio by Jan Erik Kongshaug and Manfred Eicher.


A rare solo performance by one of jazz’s great originals, Canadian pianist Paul Bley, recorded live at the Oslo Jazz Festival in 2008 by Jan Erik Kongshaug and Manfred Eicher. There is nothing else quite like a Paul Bley concert. As the New York Times noted, “Mr. Bley long ago found a way to express his long, elegant, voluminous thoughts in a manner that implies complete autonomy from its given setting but isn't quite free jazz. The music runs on a mixture of deep historical knowledge and its own inviolable principles." Here Bley, encouraged by an attentive and enthusiastic Norwegian audience shapes music in the moment, plays his own compositions, and brings the music to a fine conclusion in a performance of Sonny Rollins’s “Pent-Up House”.
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