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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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Bryan Adams - Get Up (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Bryan Adams
Title: Get Up
Genre: Rock
Label: © UMG Recordings
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 35:36

Multi-platinum recording artist Bryan Adams is set to release his thirteenth studio album, Get Up (UMe), on October 16th. Produced by famed ELO frontman Jeff Lynne and co-written with his long-time collaborator Jim Vallance, the album features nine new songs and four acoustic versions, tracklisting below. Get Up is available for pre-order now via all digital partners and includes instant-grat track "You Belong To Me," followed by lead track "Brand New Day" available September 7, and the final early download, "Don't Even Try" prior to street date.
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Bobo Stenson Trio - Cantando (2008) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Bobo Stenson Trio
Title: Cantando
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative, Modern Free, Piano Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2008
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:17:59
Recorded: December 2007 at Auditorium Radio Svizzera Italiana, Lugano


The reconfigured Bobo Stenson Trio in a performance of characteristically wide arc. Material this time includes original compositions, group improvising and pieces by Peter Eben, Alban Berg, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, and Silvio Rodriguez. Master pianist Stenson, long term bassist Anders Jormin and alertly responsive young drummer Jon Fält have developed a richly detailed sound-world like nothing else in modern jazz – at once an extension of the jazz piano tradition and, with its windows opening onto classical music and world folklore, a force apart from it.
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Hector Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique - Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle (2008/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Artist: Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle
Title: Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.
Release Date: 2008/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:15:59
Recorded: 30.V–1.VI.2008, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem

Any mention of the name Hector Berlioz inevitably brings to mind his most famous work, the Symphonie fantastique. Written in 1830, the year of the ‘July Revolution’ that defeated the post-Napoleonic monarchy in France, this symphony (Berlioz’s first) is itself a revolution in sound and concept. Here we see the 27-year-old composer taking a bold step into the future, rejecting the symphonic canon of the past, and creating in its place a new hybrid genre that blended elements drawn from the world of opera with more traditional forms and compositional devices belonging to the world of instrumental concert music. Berlioz referred to this unique genre – part symphony, part opera – as the ‘dramatic symphony’.
The programme depicts a lovesick artist (by implication, Berlioz), who, in a fit of unrequited love, tries to end his suffering by taking an overdose of opium. But instead of killing him, the drug sends him into a wild, hallucinatory dream, the subject of which is a series of episodes in his tormented relationship with the object of his affections (by implication, Harriet Smithson). Throughout the symphony Harriet is represented by a single theme, which Berlioz called the idée fixe (fixed idea). It is first heard as the primary theme of the sonata-form first movement, and then reappears in each of the following movements, effectively unifying the various episodes of the hero’s life.
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Missa Solemnis - New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Otto Klemperer (1965/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Elisabeth Söderström, Waldemar Kmentt, Marga Höffgen, Martti Talvela, New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Otto Klemperer
Title: Beethoven - Missa solemnis, Op.123
Genre: Classical
Label: © EMI Classics
Release Date: 1963/2012 (2011 Remaster)
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:19:15
Recorded: 30.IX & 1, 4-8, 11-13.X. 1965, Kingsway Hall, London, England

This is an ear-shattering performance of a masterpiece by the legendary composer Beethoven. His Missa Solemnis was written to inspire feelings of profound enlightenment executed brilliantly by this cast of exquisite musicians. Otto Klemperer built a formidable reputation as one of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century and he is joined by Elisabeth Soderstrom, Marga Hoffgen, Waldemar Kmentt, Martti Talvela and the New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus. Klemperer’s command of the score and control of the orchestra is magnificent and the soloists display masterful virtuosity. Absolutely essential.
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations - Lars Vogt (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Lars Vogt
Title: Bach, J.S. - Goldberg Variations
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutschlandradio/Ondine Oy, Helsinki
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:16:20
Recorded: 24–26 March, 2014, Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln, Germany

Pianist Lars Vogt presents one of the classic works of the Baroque repertoire - Johann Sebastian Bach's (1685-1750) famous Goldberg Variations.
Originally written for the harpsichord the Goldberg Variations, published in 1741, embody an Aria with 30 variations and a coda. Bach wrote the work for Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, who, as the narrative says, often played music as a cure for Count Kaiserling's insomnia. Apparently the work was one of the successes that Bach had during his lifetime and it was also published during his lifetime.
Lars Vogt was appointed the first ever "Pianist in Residence" by the Berlin Philharmonic in 2003/04 and enjoys a high profile as a soloist and chamber musician.
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations - Alexandre Tharaud (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Alexandre Tharaud
Title: Bach, J.S. - Goldberg Variations
Genre: Classical
Label: © Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:15:10
Recorded: 22 – 27.II.2015 & 12-14.IV. 2015, Aix en Provence – conservatoire Darius Milhaud

Music of the Baroque era – Bach keyboard concertos and Scarlatti sonatas – already features in the eclectic Erato catalogue of the French pianist Alexandre Tharaud. Now he is giving us his interpretation of one of the monuments of the repertoire for piano (and harpsichord), Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
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