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Anton Dvorak - String Quartets No.10 & 11 - Quatuor Talich (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Artist: Quatuor Talich
Title: Dvořák - String Quartets No.10 & 11
Genre: Classical
Label: © La Dolce Volta
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:09:49
Recorded: mai 2014, Prague, Cloître Sainte-Agnès / Klášter sv. Anežky české

In 1975 Paris discovered the four Czech musicians of the Talich Quartet and was dumbfounded by the depth of their harmony and the reach of their melody. The first recording followed a year later. The subject was Antonín Dvorák, the object the ‘American’ Quartet. An interpretation that has become legendary … Since then, the Talich Quartet has been characterised, both in record and in concert and through all its changes in personnel, by a specific tone, a particular sonority that has always riveted the attention. Now, with its poetic playing, its subtle, tender lyricism, the group returns at last to Dvorák with the Quartets nos.10 and 11. In their time, these two works enjoyed genuine popular success. They were played all over Europe, and gained Dvorák a reputation as one of the most important chamber music composers of his day. The Talich Quartet offers us here a chance to discover and appreciate these two masterpieces that have been unfairly overshadowed by the fame of the ‘American’ Quartet.
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Antonin Dvorak - Piano Concerto - Sviatoslav Richter, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Carlos Kleiber (1976/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
Artist: Sviatoslav Richter, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Carlos Kleiber
Title: Dvořák - Piano Concerto
Genre: Classical
Label: © EMI Classics
Release Date: 1976/2012 (2011 Remaster)
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 38:26
Recorded: 06/1976, Bürgerbräukeller, Munich, Germany

Legendary pianist Sviatoslav Richter delivers a compelling and lyrically-beautiful performance of Dvorak’s Piano Concerto. Richter’s playing is filled with passion and empathy. His triumphant effort is supported by Carlos Kleiber leading the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. The enchanting album is one of the finest displays of virtuosity.
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David Garrett - Explosive (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: David Garrett
Title: Explosive
Genre: Classical, Classical Crossover, Classical Pop
Label: © Decca Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:11:52
Recorded: Meseka Studios, Baarn; Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum; Abbey Road Studios, London; Electric Lady, NYC; Avatar Studios, NYC


American award-winning crossover violinist David Garrett and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra present this album containing original compositions along with popular classical tunes and cover versions of songs by artists as diverse as Ed Sheeran, Eminem and David Guetta, all transformed by Garrett's virtuosic playing combined with electronic beats. Many of the tracks are infused with high-spirited, upbeat rhythms, resulting in what Garrett calls "a fun, positive, high-energy record."
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Danilo Zanchi Trio - Looking Ahead (2013/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Danilo Zanchi Trio
Title: Looking Ahead
Genre: Jazz, Modern Jazz, Guitar Jazz
Label: © Alfa Music
Release Date: 2013/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: e-onkyo
Duration: 00:36:50
Recordings, Mix and Mastering: Artesuono, Cavalicco (Ud), Italy

“Looking Ahead” (AlfaMusic - Egea distr.) è il disco d’esordio del giovane chitarrista romano Danilo Zanchi, da anni presente sulla scena del jazz italiano con il suo Danilo Zanchi trio con cui si è distinto grazie al suo innato talento e la sua grande sensibilità musicale.
L’etichetta discografica AlfaMusic ha, con grande entusiasmo, accolto immediatamente nel proprio catalogo questo lavoro che, già dal titolo, dichiara un forte distacco dal jazz tradizionale, alla ricerca di soluzioni aperte e totalmente originali.
Il carattere e la maturità stilistica di Danilo Zanchi, che ritroviamo nei brani da lui composti ed arrangiati, emergono già nella coraggiosa scelta, per questo suo primo album, di una formazione di fuoriclasse sotto il nome di Danilo Zanchi trio: Ares Tavolazzi (al contrabbasso), vera e propria pietra miliare del panorama musicale italiano e non solo (storico bassista degli Area e poliedrico collaboratore di vari artisti tra cui Lee Konitz, Max Roach, Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Paolo Fresu, Paolo Conte, Francesco Guccini, Mina) e il batterista newyorkese John Arnold, che si è contraddistinto a livello internazionale collaborando, tra gli altri, con Chet Baker, Mike Melillo, Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Kenny Garrett, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Michael Formanek, John Abercrombie, John Pattitucci, Jim Beard, Uri Caine, ed in Italia con Massimo Urbani, Maurizio Giammarco, Enrico Pieranunzi, Rita Marcotulli, Danilo Rea.
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Frederic Chopin - Preludes - Yundi Li (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Artist: Yundi Li
Title: Chopin - Preludes
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 38:58
Recorded: June 2015, Siemensvilla, Berlin, Germany

Pianist Yundi returns to Chopin – the composer he is most closely associated with. This album will feature Chopin’s Complete Preludes, a collection of beloved works for solo piano. The release coincides with the 15th anniversary of Yundi's legendary victory at the International Warsaw Chopin Competition in 2000. At 18 he was the youngest and first-ever Chinese winner and it was the first time in 15 years that a ‘First Prize’ had been awarded.
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Frederic Chopin - Etudes - Maurizio Pollini (1972/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Artist: Maurizio Pollini
Title: Chopin - Études
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 1972/1984/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: prestoclassical.co.uk
Duration: 00:55:58
Recorded: Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich, 1 & 5/1972

Both sets of Chopin's etudes can be as fiendishly difficult for the performer as they are mesmerizing for the listener, yet Maurizio Pollini makes them sound as if they pose no problems whatsoever for him in this 1972 recording. Every one of the etudes is played with easy precision, energy, and an entirely enjoyable musicality that demonstrates why Chopin's etudes are no mere exercises and are as suited to the recital hall as to the practice room. The Op. 25 No. 5 Etude in E minor has some tricky finger acrobatics in it, but Pollini brings out a singing melody all the same in the middle section, while adding a bit of dancing animation to the outer sections. The melody of the famous Etude No. 3 in E major is lyrical and warm, which highlights precisely the challenge posed by Chopin in these brief pieces: bring out an effective melody while mastering an exact technique through repetition. The recording also shows why Pollini is one of the most respected Chopin interpreters of all time. -- AllMusic Review by Patsy Morita
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Francesco Cavalli - L'amore innamorato - L' Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
Artist: L' Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar
Title: Cavalli - L'amore innamorato
Genre: Classical
Label: © Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:06:52
Recorded: 2014

With L’Amore innamorato – ‘Love in love’ – Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata return to their own first great love, Italian music of the 17th century, and specifically to composer Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676).
A luminary of the glamorous and innovative world of Venetian opera, Cavalli was a protégé of Claudio Monteverdi – the composer around whom L’Arpeggiata built Il teatro d’amore, the ensemble’s first Warner Classics album, which was released in early 2009. “Cavalli’s music excites my passions”, says Christina Pluhar. He composed some 40 operas, some of which have achieved new currency since the 1960s, such as La Calisto, Il Giasone, L’Egisto and L’Ormindo and La Didone. Arias and instrumental numbers from six of his operas feature in L’Amore innamorato. The instrumentalists of L’Arpeggiata are joined for the album – which also includes pieces by two of Cavalli’s contemporaries, Girolamo Kapsperger and Andrea Falconieri – by two sopranos, the Catalan Núria Rial and the Czech Hana Blažíková.
While L’Arpeggiata’s recent Warner Classics CDs – Music for a While, Mediterraneo, Los Pájaros perdidos and Via Crucis – have explored fusions of cultures and musical styles, L’Amore innamorato adheres to the conventions of historically informed performance of Baroque music. The members of the ensemble use stringed, keyboard, wind and percussion instruments to flesh out Cavalli’s score, which comprises only a vocal line, basso continuo and indications for the ritornello (a recurring instrumental section). As Christina Pluhar points out, the line-up of instruments is unusually lavish: she herself performs on theorbo and harp and is joined by the other players who create a sumptuous soundworld, accompanying arias for goddesses and nymphs with a fascinating array of instruments: cornetto, violin, archlute, guitar, harp, psaltery, viola da gamba, lirone, cello, violone, double bass, organ, harpsichord and percussion.
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