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Paul McCartney - Pipes of Peace (1983/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Artist: Paul McCartney
Title: Pipes of Peace
Genre: Rock
Label: © MPL Communications | Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1983/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Duration: 01:11:55
Recorded: Tracks 1–11, 17 & 18 engineered by Geoff Emerick; Tracks 12–16 engineered and produced by Paul McCartney; Track 17 remixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent; Track 19 engineered by Jon Kelly; Track 20 engineered by Jon Kelly; Tracks 1–11 remastered by Alex Wharton and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios, London; Tracks 12–17, 20 mastered, and Tracks 18 & 19 remastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios, London
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Carl Orff - Carmina Burana - London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Hans Graf (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Carl Orff (1895-1982)
Artist: London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Hans Graf
Title: Orff - Carmina Burana
Genre: Classical
Label: © London Philharmonic Orchestra
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:00:34
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 6 April 2013


Carl Orff's Carmina Burana is an infectious and brilliantly orchestrated work, combining gloriously bawdy vulgarity and moments of touching beauty. The inspiration for the work struck Orff in 1935 when he encountered a vivid set of medieval poems charting the outlandish pursuits of hedonistic students and monks. Written purely for entertainment in vernacular Latin, medieval French and German, the satirical texts poked fun at what they saw as a hypocritical church, before indulging in erotic fantasy and pondering ideas of fate and fortune.
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Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You (1965/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Nina Simone
Title: I Put A Spell On You
Genre: Jazz, Standards, Vocal Jazz, Torch Songs, Soul Jazz
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1965/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: PonoMusic
Duration: 00:34:23
Recorded: Tracks 1 to 8 and 10 to 12 January 1965 in New York City. Track 9 - 1964 in New York City.


Put a Spell on You is Nina Simone's 1965 jazz album. The album features title track, "I Put a Spell on You" which had reached to #23 in the U.S. charts. Simone shaped the original rock/blues single by Screamin' Jay Hawkins into an eerily moody, unrestrained, and drama filled track. I Put a Spell on You also produced hit renditions of Jacques Brel's "Ne me quitte pas" and Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley's "Feeling Good".
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Nina Simone - High Priestess Of Soul (1967/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Nina Simone
Title: High Priestess Of Soul
Genre: Jazz, Standards, Vocal Jazz, Torch Songs, Soul Jazz
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1967/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: PonoMusic
Duration: 00:32:39
Recorded: New York, 1965–1966


High Priestess Of Soul is a landmark recording by the legendary jazz vocalist, pianist and songwriter. The album features elements of jazz, pop, soul and gospel. Peaking within the top thirty on Billboard’s Top R&B albums, High Priestess Of Soul showcases hits including “Work Song,” “Take Me To The Water” and “Come Ye.”
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-5 - Glenn Gould (1968/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz


Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Mozart, W.A. - Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-5
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1968/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:47:59
Recorded: 1967


After Bach, Beethoven, and Schoenberg, Mozart was the fourth composer to whom, despite his many reservations, Gould devoted a “cycle.” His misgivings did not, however, apply to these early sonatas: “For me, the first half-dozen piano sonatas, which have this purity of voice leading and this calculation of register, are the best of the lot.”
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concertos No.1 - 5; Sinfonia Concertante - Anne-Sophie Mutter (2005/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Artist: Anne-Sophie Mutter
Title: Mozart, W.A.: Violin Concertos No.1 - 5; Sinfonia Concertante
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 2005/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 02:28:39
Recorded: London, Abbey Road Studios, Studio One, 7/2005


Anne-Sophie Mutter's debut recording was of Mozart's Third and Fifth violin concertos, made when she was 15 years old, with conductor Herbert von Karajan. In 2003, she returned to Mozart, recording all five of the concertos and the Sinfonia concertante as both violinist and conductor. Mutter is accompanied by the London Philharmonic, and in the Sinfonia is joined by violist Yuri Bashmet. Mutter's more mature tone and technique are on display in this popular set of concertos.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonata for bassoon and fortepiano - Peter Whelan, Kristian Bezuidenhout (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Artist: Peter Whelan, Kristian Bezuidenhout
Title: Mozart - Sonata for bassoon and fortepiano
Genre: Classical
Label: © LINN Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: LINN
Duration: 12 minutes 29 seconds
Recorded: July 2014, St Monan's Church, East Neuk, Fife, United Kingdom


Bassoonist Peter Whelan has won many fans through his recordings with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Marsyas and his own debut recording The Proud Bassoon, whilst his recent recording of Divertimenti with the SCO Wind Soloists was chosen by Gramophone as a 'Top 10 Recent Mozart Recording'. Peter has returned to the music of Mozart with a recording of the Sonata for bassoon and cello (realised here on the fortepiano by Kristian Bezuidenhout).
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Motorhead - Bad Magic (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz


Artist: Motörhead
Title: Bad Magic
Genre: Rock, Heavy Metal, British Metal, Speed Metal, Hard Rock
Label: © UDR GmbH/Motörhead Music
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 42:48
Recorded: NRG Studios, Grandmaster Recorders


A lot happened to Motörhead -- or more accurately to Motörhead's once and future leader, Lemmy Kilmister -- after the release of 2013's Aftershock, and most of it wasn't good. Lemmy, who along with Keith Richards seemed to be the rocker most likely to survive Armageddon (and why hasn't someone written a comedy where those two chat while foraging for liquor and cigarettes in the wake of World War III?), was abruptly revealed as all too mortal as he found himself struggling with heart trouble, diabetes, and other maladies, and more than a few fans blanched when they saw the widely circulated online video of a weakened Lemmy pacing off stage at the 2013 Wacken Open Air Festival, too frail to complete Motörhead's set. 2015's Bad Magic was the first Motörhead album after Lemmy cut back on liquor and tobacco (and had a defibrillator implanted), and returned to the road, and the truth is the mighty frontman sounds older and weaker for the ordeal. That said, it doesn't hurt as much as you might imagine; on Bad Magic, Lemmy sounds bloodied but unbowed, an ancient soldier who doesn't know the meaning of surrender and will happily run you through with a sword as he draws his last breath. If Lemmy croaks or wheezes more often on Bad Magic than he has before, it suits his tales of foul-minded bastards and their despicable deeds, and it's a fine fit with the bloody-minded attitude that has always been Motörhead's stock in trade. Just as importantly, Lemmy's bass work remains thunderous, as thick and dirty as it was in his salad days, and guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee continue to bring the noise in inspired fashion. Musically, this album brings very little that's new to the group's playbook, but they still sound like Motörhead, something thousands of younger and more agile bands simply cannot do, and if you're wondering if Motörhead can still kick your butt and blow out your speakers in 2015, the answers are "Hell yeah" and "You know it." And if the cover of "Sympathy for the Devil" seems an odd way to end this album, if anyone in metal can sound truly convincing as Old Scratch and oddly charming in his pursuit of evil, Lemmy's in the running, and Bad Magic suggests the man and his band might just be indestructible after all. --AllMusic Review by Mark Deming
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Mediterraneo - L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz


Сomposer: Various
Artist: L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar
Title: Mediterraneo
Genre: Classical, Folk, World, Traditional, Fado, Ottoman Classical, Vocal Music, Chamber Music
Label: © EMI Records Ltd./Virgin Classics
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:06:01
Recorded: Institut Culturel Roumain de Paris, Salle Byzantine, Palais de Béhague, Paris, October 2012


Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata invite you on a musical cruise that will take you from Portugal to Turkey, following the coasts of Spain, Catalonia, Greece and Italy, caressed by the rocking of the waves and the captivating dialogue between traditional plucked instruments of the Mediterranean region – the qanun, saz, Greek lyre and lavta, the oud and Portuguese guitar – and the Baroque strings of L’Arpeggiata.
Mediterraneo is a musical exploration of the Mediterranean Sea. It features the fabulous voices of Misia, Nuria Rial, Vincenzo Capezzuto, Raquel Andueza and Katerina Papadopoulou who perform traditional tarantellas, sung in Greek. Those folk pieces were a custom in the Baroque era in the Greek-Albanian villages of Calabria. Join Christina Pluhar on this unique musical odyssey.
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McCoy Tyner Trio - Inception (1962/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: McCoy Tyner
Title: Inception
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz
Label: © Impulse! Records
Release Date: 1962/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 32:42
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on January 10 (tracks 1, 4, 5) and 11 (tracks 2, 3, 6), 1962

Those familiar with the dense, percussive style that pianist McCoy Tyner has cultivated since the 1970s onwards may be surprised by what they hear on Inception. Like Reaching Fourth and Nights of Ballads and Blues, this album gives listeners the chance to hear what a very young Tyner sounded like outside the confines of the classic John Coltrane quartet of the early '60s; it reveals a lyrical approach to jazz piano that seems a far cry from Tyner's mature style. The choice of material is fairly evenly split between modal pieces like "Inception" and more harmonically involved tunes like "Speak Low," and the pianist's treatment of both demonstrates the extent to which his early work was rooted in bebop. Tyner had yet to develop the massive orchestral sound and highly distinctive vocabulary of modal licks that would mark his later style, and throughout this album he spins dizzyingly long and singing lines with an exquisitely light touch. The irresistible rush of forward momentum that he maintains on tracks like "Effendi" and "Blues for Gwen" is breathtaking, and there is an exuberant, almost athletic quality to much of his solo work. Bassist Art Davis and drummer Elvin Jones provide superb accompaniment throughout, and they lay a solid rhythmic foundation for Tyner's sparkling melodic flights. The pianist's penchant for drama, which asserts itself more strongly in his later work, is on brief display in the original ballad "Sunset"; his skills as an arranger, though evident on several tracks, are perhaps best illustrated by the intricate contrapuntal treatment of "There Is No Greater Love." --AllMusic Review by Alexander Gelfand
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