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Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3, 5 & 7 - Glenn Gould, Columbia Somphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann (1967/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould, Columbia Somphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann
Title: Bach, J.S. - Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3, 5 & 7
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1967/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:40:23
Recorded: 1967


Ten years after the release of the D-minor Concerto under Leonard Bernstein (see No. 3), Gould now issued Volume 1 of the Bach concertos under Vladimir Golschmann. “I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the recording. Please keep in mind always that if no other conductor will go into the studio with you, I will go!”
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 - Glenn Gould, Columbia Somphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann (1969/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould, Columbia Somphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann
Title: Bach, J.S. - Keyboard Concertos Nos. 2 & 4
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1969/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:32:59
Recorded: 1969

Gould’s last phonograph recording with orchestra. After the death of Vladimir Golschmann, on 1 March 1972, he declined to complete his Bach series by recording Concerto No. 6 (BWV 1057) and abandoned his plan to re-record the D-minor Concerto (BWV 1052) in stereo.
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Italian Concerto in F Major; Partitas Nos. 1 & 2 - Glenn Gould (1960/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Bach, J.S. - Italian Concerto in F Major; Partitas Nos. 1 & 2
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1960/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:39:41
Recorded: 1959

Gould’s tenth recording for Columbia was accompanied by a two-part film portrait entitled Off the Record / On the Record – a sure indication of the star status he had by now attained. He was considered “music’s most successful hipster” and “the object of a sort of James Dean cult” – perhaps classical music’s first pop star. For the time being he still played along with the media hype …
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Bach Reflections - Bach Reflections (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Bach Reflections
Title: Bach Reflections
Genre: Jazz
Label: © Sound Liaison
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: soundliaison.com
Duration: 40:47
Recorded in Studio Eleven (Hilversum) with a live audience on February 03, 2013.


''He is doing what we are trying to do!'......that was Charlie Parker's comment upon hearing a recording of J.S. Bach's Organ Preludes for the first time. J.S Bach's music has always been an inexhaustible source of joy and inspiration to the jazz musician. No wonder that jazz musicians feel such a strong connection to Bach's music. Bach was in his own time equally famous for his skills as a virtuoso organ player and improviser as for his compositions, compositions that often enough had begun as improvisations. The Bach Reflections project was started 2012 by Gerard Kleijn and Dick de Graaf in order to search for another level in Bach's music by connecting it to the Jazz music of our time. In Ed Verhoeff, Paul Berner and Larissa Groeneveld they found like minded musicians, who were willing to investigate Bach's music and search for new ways of interpreting the message of Johan Sebastian Bach. The musicians of Bach Reflections rearranged compositions of Bach, or just took small elements of Bach's music and build new compositions or improvisations around them. The result is a very charming and musically satisfying rendition of what Bach could have sounded like had he been born in Kansas City in 1920 instead of Eisenach in 1685.
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	Johann Sebastian Bach - Oboenwerke, vol.3 - Alexei Utkin, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra (2004) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Сomposer: Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Alexei Utkin, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra
Title: Oboenwerke vol. 3
Genre: Classical
Label: © Caro Mitis
Item Number: CM 0012004
Release Date: 2004
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: SACD ISO
Duration: 00:59:17
Recorded: 9-14.12.2003 5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR) Moscow, Russia


From the first note to the last, this album is fantastic. Bach's music is inherently heavenly, but add in the inspiration and sheer joy in performance of these Hermitage Chamber Orchestra musicians.
This is the third volume of Bach oboe works released by Caro Mitis with the Alexei Utkin. This program begins with the Fourth Orchestral Suite, followed by the D-minor Oboe Concerto, S 1059, and ends with the Second Orchestral Suite.
The chamber orchestra's performance of these suites, as well as their accompaniment to Utkin in the concerto, just delights me more each time I listen. They feel every phrase, understand how everything fits together, and bring out some of the most dazzling harmonies. One hour of their performance of this music passes all too quickly. This is a great performance.
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Oboenwerke, vol.2 - Alexei Utkin, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra (2003) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Сomposer: Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Alexei Utkin, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra
Title: Oboenwerke vol. 2
Genre: Classical
Label: © Caro Mitis
Item Number: CM 0032003
Release Date: 2003
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: SACD ISO
Duration: 01:09:09
Recorded: 23-27.09.2003 5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR) Moscow, Russia

Why, judging by the survived music scores, different bodies of musicians were allowed for performing many works by composers of the Baroque epoch? What are the rules according to which the baroque instrumental ensembles were being formed? How to be about modern transcriptions of the ancient compositions? There is the only way to answer these questions, that is — to comprehend the special features of the baroque music, its key categories. The notion of trio widespread in that epoch deserves special attention here.
The baroque trio is a much wider category than trio in classical or romantic music since it indicates not the number of performers but the number and correlation of the musical tissue’s fibres: two expressive melodic voices are based on harmonic foundation of the figured bass (continuo part usually performed by one, two or three musicians). Such trio mode of musical thinking was as customary and natural for baroque composers as melodies to the accompaniment — for musicians of the next epoch. Thanks to the universal principles of the trio boundaries between the genres of the baroque instrumental music are transparent: one triple-voiced basis may be realized by varied bodies of performers.
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Oboenwerke, vol.1 - Alexei Utkin, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra (2003) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Сomposer: Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Alexei Utkin, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra
Title: Oboenwerke vol. 1
Genre: Classical
Label: © Caro Mitis
Item Number: CM 0012003
Release Date: 2003
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: SACD ISO
Duration: 01:02:47
Recorded: 3-9.07.2003 5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR) Moscow, Russia

Certain works by J.S. Bach call to mind a fresco in an ancient cathedral where only the last layer of paint is visible. Or maybe a picture by an Old Master painted over an earlier image hidden from view because the artist ran out of canvas. The music of the great German composer contains many such enigmas: Bach frequently based new compositions on works written in previous years, many of which perished in their original form. But we now have the ability to recapture music that was apparently lost forever.
The four concertos by J.S. Bach (1685–1750) presented in this album were evidently written during the composer’s Köthen period (1717–1723). For many years we only knew them as lost originals of Bach’s ‘reworking’, the later keyboard concertos (end of the 1730s). Taking into account such features as the key, the range of solo melodies and the specific characteristics of melodic figures and phrases, music scholars have managed to establish which instruments the original versions of these concertos were written for. This has enabled scientifically verified ‘reconstructions’ of the originals to appear in the second half ofthe 20th century. To the delight of performers, several excellent of virtuoso compositions for oboe and orchestra appeared to be among them.
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Anthony De Mare - Liaisons- Re-Imagining Sondheim From The Piano (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Stephen Sondheim (b.1930)
Artist: Anthony De Mare
Title: Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim From The Piano
Genre: Classical
Label: © ECM Records GmbH
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 03:16:55
Recorded: 2010–2014 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, and Greenfield Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music, New York.


A starry who's who of the contemporary music world... Each composer was asked to do a free treatment of a Sondheim song, and the results - on this irresistible new CD set are little short of breathtaking... the whole undertaking is a triumph. - San Francisco Chronicle

US concert pianist Anthony de Mare pays tribute to Stephen Sondheim in a fascinating project. De Mare invited composers from a broad variety of genres from Sondheims own world of musical theater to jazz, classical, pop, film and beyond to re-imagine a Sondheim song of their choice as a solo piano piece.

Contributing re-composers included Steve Reich, Wynton Marsalis, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Fred Hersch, Ethan Iverson, William Bolcom, Duncan Sheik, Nico Muhly, Eve Beglarian, Gabriel Kahane, Thomas Newman, Jake Heggie, and more - in total, 36 composers, ranging in age from 30 75 and representing seven countries and 29 Grammy, Pulitzer, Tony, Academy and Emmy Awards!

Each of the composers is having a conversation with Mr. Sondheim, Anthony de Mare told the New York Times, with his material but also his influence, his musical wit and his craft.
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VA - Hommage a Eberhard Weber (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz


Artist: Various
Title: Hommage à Eberhard Weber
Genre: Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:18:45
Recorded by SWR, January 2015, at Theaterhaus Stuttgart


In January 2015 musicians and listeners converged upon Stuttgart’s Theaterhaus for two consecutive nights to celebrate the 75th birthday of Eberhard Weber. The concerts centered around a specially commissioned 35-minute suite by Pat Metheny, with whom Weber had played and recorded back in the 1970s. Featuring Metheny, the SWR Big Band conducted by Helge Sunde, Gary Burton, bassist Scott Colley and Danny Gottlieb on drums, the composition was arranged around recordings of solos by Weber. Other performers during the two nights playing selections from Weber’s vast body of work were Weber’s longtime companions Jan Garbarek, Paul McCandless and arranger Michael Gibbs, all drawing ovations from the packed house. “A truly special event, this.” Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal.
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Stuart McCallum - City (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Stuart McCallum
Title: City
Genre: Jazz, Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo, Nu Jazz
Label: © Naim Label
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: naimlabel.com
Duration: 38:56
Recorded at Flowriders Studio, Amsterdam; Fine Line, London; CSR Studios, Manchester.


The beautiful ambient-electronica-jazz soundscape City is the new album from Manchester guitarist and composer Stuart McCallum and his second studio album for Naim. City features a handful of seasoned musicians including McCallum on guitars, Robin Mullarkey, bass (ESKA, Roisin Murphy), Sean Foran (Trichotomy), Rhodes and Richard Spaven (Flying Lotus, José James) drums, synths and electronics. Violinist Emma Sweeney guests on one track, Trio Seven. The album also features guest vocalists on four tracks, JP Cooper (newly signed to Island Records), Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx), Fridolijn Van Poll and Sophie Barker (Zero 7).
For his new album, City, McCallum steps even further into the world of electronica, whilst still maintaining that magical combination of both acoustic and electronic instruments that gives his music such a distinctive sound. However, two things make City stand out from his previous work. First, the addition of vocals and second, the decision to bring in London based drummer and producer, Richard Spaven, who he met during his time playing with Cinematic Orchestra, not only to perform, but to co-write and produce the album (all tracks are co-written by McCallum and Spaven apart from City).
Key tracks on the album include the evocative City; sampled extracts of JP Cooper's 'Something You Can't Have' play like glimpses of a city snatched from a car window. North Star, featuring Sharlene Hector, was written the old fashioned way, after studio computers decided to take an unscheduled rest. Effergy is simply sublime, an ambient meditation with McCallum's guitar hinting at something darker beneath the surface, with haunting vocal textures by Fridolijn Van Poll, while Said and Done features the otherworldly vocals of Zero 7's Sophie Barker.
Stuart McCallum's music has always thrived in that beautiful space where genres blur. With a wide range of influences from Machinedrum, Lau and Martin Simpson to Debussy, Taylor McFerrin and Burial, it's not difficult to see how this has come about. His 2011 Naim debut, Distilled, was a series of beautiful instrumental soundscapes and glorious melodies that owed as much to dance music as it did to jazz. Since then he has been busy with a wide range of other projects, including several collaborations with British artist Linder, scoring music for the Northern Ballet and working in an acoustic duo setting with Mike Walker.
Spaven has played with a host of artists, including 4hero, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Flying Lotus, Gregory Porter, José James and Robert Mitchell. His production style lies somewhere between the realms jazz and electronica and subtly bridges the gap between these two worlds using grooves that blend contemporary jazz and bass-heavy downtempo electronics. The melodies and layered harmonies from McCallum's guitar, as well as synth pads and bass, are all driven by Spaven's hypnotic grooves and provide the perfect foil for McCallum's often delicate and captivating sound. --Produced by Richard Spaven
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