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Gluck - Vol. 2 Orfeo ed Euridice - Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius, Emmanuelle de Negri (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck (1714-1787)
Artist: Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius, Emmanuelle de Negri, Accentus Chamber Choir, Insula Orchestra, Laurence Equilbey
Title: Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Complete recording of the original version (Vienna 1762))
Genre: Classical, Opera
Brand/Label: © Deutsche Grammophon/ARCHIV Produktion
Series: ARCHIV Produktion
Quality: Studio Master FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:24:57
Recorded in 96kHz/24bit, Live recording from the Théâtre de Poissy (France), 5 and 7 April 2015

This is a full recording of the original Italian version (the “Vienna version” from 1762) of Gluck’s beloved take on the Orpheus myth, Orfeo et Euridice PLUS extra music written by Gluck for later performances of his opera. It includes virtuoso arias for Fagioli and as such represents a brilliant showcase for him and a collectible item for connoisseurs.
This is Franco Fagioli’s first ever recording of a complete opera in which he sings the title role and since, the role has become one of Franco’s calling cards in recent seasons. It is known for its absolutely gorgeous music, including one of opera’s most audience-pleasing tunes, the uber-famous aria “Che farò senza Euridice”.
This version of the opera (by far the most popular one) appears for the first time ever on period instruments on DG / Archiv, hence filling a major gap in our catalogue and is a substantial project featuring one of our exciting new signings in one of his finest roles.
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Gluck - Vol. 1 Orfeo (extracts) - Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius, Emmanuelle de Negri (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck (1714-1787)
Artist: Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius, Emmanuelle de Negri, Accentus Chamber Choir, Insula Orchestra, Laurence Equilbey
Title: Gluck: Orpheo Highlights of the versions for Vienna (1762) and Paris (1774)
Genre: Classical, Opera
Brand/Label: © Deutsche Grammophon/ARCHIV Produktion
Series: ARCHIV Produktion
Quality: Studio Master FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:06:26
Recorded in 96kHz/24bit, Live recording from the Théâtre de Poissy (France), 5 and 7 April 2015


This is a full recording of the original Italian version (the “Vienna version” from 1762) of Gluck’s beloved take on the Orpheus myth, Orfeo et Euridice PLUS extra music written by Gluck for later performances of his opera. It includes virtuoso arias for Fagioli and as such represents a brilliant showcase for him and a collectible item for connoisseurs.
This is Franco Fagioli’s first ever recording of a complete opera in which he sings the title role and since, the role has become one of Franco’s calling cards in recent seasons. It is known for its absolutely gorgeous music, including one of opera’s most audience-pleasing tunes, the uber-famous aria “Che farò senza Euridice”.
This version of the opera (by far the most popular one) appears for the first time ever on period instruments on DG / Archiv, hence filling a major gap in our catalogue and is a substantial project featuring one of our exciting new signings in one of his finest roles.
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A Memorial Album: Ernst von Dohnanyi Plays His Own Music For Piano (1960/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Сomposer: Ernst von Dohnányi (1877-1960)
Artist: Ernst von Dohnányi
Title: A Memorial Album: Ernst von Dohnányi Plays His Own Music For Piano
Genre: Classical
Label: © Everest Records | Countdown Media GmbH
Release Date: 1960/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 51:02
Recorded and played by Ernst von Dohnányi – January, 1960


On February 5, 1960, Ernst von Dohnanyi, one of the great composers and piano virtuosi of the twentieth century, was busily engaged in the New York studios of Everest Records, making recordings of music by Beethoven. Shortly thereafter, he suffered a heart attack, followed by an attack of influenza. Four days later he was dead. Thus, the music he recorded for Everest represents the very last performances by this remarkable artist. At eighty-two, an age when most musicians have long since retired, Dohnanyi, as these recordings will attest, still possessed a commanding technique, an enormous tone and an authoritative interpretive style.
The music which Dohnanyi recorded here offers a representative cross-section of his art as composer and pianist. Ruralia Hungarica, dating from 1924, is a suite of seven pieces for piano, based on authentic Hungarian folk material. Later, Dohnanyi arranged five of these pieces for orchestra and three for violin and piano. The Three Pieces, Op. 23, were written about ten years earlier. The Etudes de Concert, Op. 28, were composed in 1916. There are six in all, the three recorded here constituting Book 2. Of these, No.6, the Capriccio in F Minor, is the most popular of all Dohnanyi’s works for the piano. The Rhapsody in F sharp Minor is the second of four Rhapsodies, Op. 11. The composer said that he wrote them with the movements of a sonata in mind, and frequently performed them consecutively. Concluding this program is Dohnanyi’s brilliant pianistic transcription of the Treasure Waltz from the operetta The Gypsy Baron by the “Waltz King,” Johann Strauss, the Younger.
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Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Goodbye Cruel World (1984/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Title: Goodbye Cruel World
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll
Label: © Elvis Costello/Universal Music Group
Release Date: 1984/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 44:18
Recorded: February 1984б Sarm West Studios, London


This may be the most maligned item in the Costello catalogue -- not least by Costello himself who opens his liner notes with 'Congratulations! You have just bought our worst album!' It's certainly the oddest album Costello and the Attractions ever made together, but that's not always a bad thing: Tracks like 'The Home Truth,' 'Love Field' and the single 'The Only Flame in Town' show a move toward the deeper, more challenging song structures that Costello would master in the '90s. The Clive Langer/Alan Winstanley-produced album includes other notable tracks such as 'I Wanna Be Loved', a cover tune with a scorching vocal performance, and 'The Comedians,' which was covered by no less an authority than Roy Orbison.
The extended-play tracks shed more light on this phase of Costello's development, with tracks like 'Baby It's You' (a duet with old mate Nick Lowe) and 'Turning the Town Red' showing a more carefree pop feel than anything on the official album. More significant are a pair of tracks from Costello's first-ever solo tour, with 'Worthless Thing' and 'The Only Flame in Town' given a more direct lyrical emphasis. Fans can also take note of a rare Richard Thompson cover, 'Withered & Died', plus a 'lost' Costello single: 'I Hope You're Happy Now' which would show up with a radically different arrangement on BLOOD & CHOCOLATE.
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Elvis Costello And The Roots - Wise Up Ghost And Other Songs (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Elvis Costello
Title: Wise Up Ghost And Other Songs
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, British Punk
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 55:54


Since its existence was first hinted at by ?uestlove as an aside during an interview in January,Wise Up Ghost is one of the most anticipated releases of 2013. An exciting and unexpected collaboration between the legendary Elvis Costello and hip-hop grandmasters The Roots, this album will almost certainly take its listeners to a new and exciting place.
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Elvis Costello - Taking Liberties (1980/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Elvis Costello
Title: Taking Liberties
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, British Punk
Label: © Elvis Costello/Universal Music Group
Release Date: 1980/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 51:18
Recorded: 1977–80


Taking Liberties is an Elvis Costello compilation album, composed of tracks not previously-released on his albums released in the USA. It is mostly made up of B-sides, although it does feature two previously unreleased recordings. It was released in the USA and Canada only and its track listing is almost identical to that of the UK release Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers.
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Elvis Costello - King Of America (1986/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Elvis Costello
Title: King Of America
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Americana, Folk Rock
Label: © Elvis Costello/Universal Music Group
Release Date: 1986/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 57:55
Recorded: Ocean Way, Sunset Sound & Sound Factory Studio, Los Angeles, 1985-86

Stripping away much of the excess that cluttered Punch the Clock and Goodbye Cruel World, Elvis Costello returned to his folk-rock and pub rock roots with King of America, creating one of his most affecting and personal records. Costello literally took on the album as a return to roots, billing himself by his given name Declan MacManus and replacing the Attractions with a bunch of L.A. session men (although his old band appears on one cut), who give the album a rootsy but sleek veneer that sounds remarkably charged after the polished affectations of his Langer/Winstanley productions. And not only does the music sound alive, but so do his songs, arguably his best overall set since Trust. Working inside the limits of country, folk, and blues, Costello writes literate, introspective tales of loss, heartbreak, and America that are surprisingly moving -- he rarely got better than 'Brilliant Mistake,' 'Glitter Gulch,' 'American Without Tears,' 'Big Light,' and 'Indoor Fireworks.' What separates King of America from the underrated Almost Blue is that Costello's country now sounds lived-in and worn, bringing a new emotional depth to the music, and that helps make it one of his masterpieces. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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