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Giuseppe Verdi - Aida - Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Artist: Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano
Title: Verdi - Aida
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 2:25:46
Recorded at the Sala Santa Cecilia, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, II.2015


This magnificent recording of Aida, made in Rome, rises to all the musical and dramatic challenges presented by Verdi’s richly-coloured Egyptian epic. Antonio Pappano, once again proving his mastery of Italian opera, moves between sumptuous grandeur and touching intimacy. The responses of the Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia are both immediate and vibrant, while the singers – Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Ludovic Tézier and Erwin Schrott – do justice to every facet of their roles.
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The Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson - Reunion Blues (1971/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Artist: The Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson
Title: Reunion Blues
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz
Label: © MPS - Musik Produktion Schwarzwald | Edel Germany GmbH
Release Date: 1971/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:40:20
Recorded at the private studio of Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer in July, 1970

Pianist Oscar Peterson joins up with his old friends, vibraphonist Milt Jackson and bassist Ray Brown, in addition to his drummer of the period, Louis Hayes, for a particularly enjoyable outing. After a throwaway version of the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," the all-star quartet performs Jackson's title cut, Benny Carter's ballad "Dream of You," and four standards. Although not up to the excitement of Peterson's best Pablo recordings of the 1970s, this is an enjoyable album. --AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
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The Bill Evans Trio - Moon Beams (1962/2002) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Bill Evans Trio
Title: Moon Beams
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Modal Music, Cool Jazz, Piano Jazz
Label: © Riverside Records | Analogue Productions XAPJ9428D64
Release Date: 1962/2002
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 39:09
Recorded: June 2, 1962 (#2-4, 6, 7); May 29, 1962 (# 1, 8); May 17, 1962 (#5), Sound Makers Studio, New York City
Mastered by Doug Sax from the original analog master tapes.
DSD Download authored by Gus Skinas.

Bill Evans was left reeling by the accidental death of his brilliant bassist Scott LaFaro in mid-1961 and didn't feel ready to record with his new bassist until nearly a year later. When he did go into the studio in May and June of 1962 with Chuck Israels and drummer Paul Motian, the "second trio" produced material for two albums that were to be among Evans's most popular. Moonbeams includes ballad material from the sessions. The rest of the music from the sessions is in How My Heart Sings! In Moonbeams, Evans did some of his most introspective playing, his sense of loss apparent but relieved by Israels's power and empathy. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "If You Could See Me Now," and the others represent Evans at his best, his lyricism underlaid with rhythmic firmness even in the extraordinarily slow "In Love in Vain."
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The Bill Evans Trio - Moon Beams (1962/2002) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: The Bill Evans Trio
Title: Moon Beams
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Modal Music, Cool Jazz, Piano Jazz
Label: © Riverside Records | Analogue Productions XAPJ9428D64
Release Date: 1962/2002
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 39:09
Recorded: June 2, 1962 (#2-4, 6, 7); May 29, 1962 (# 1, 8); May 17, 1962 (#5), Sound Makers Studio, New York City
Mastered by Doug Sax from the original analog master tapes.
DSD Download authored by Gus Skinas.


Bill Evans was left reeling by the accidental death of his brilliant bassist Scott LaFaro in mid-1961 and didn't feel ready to record with his new bassist until nearly a year later. When he did go into the studio in May and June of 1962 with Chuck Israels and drummer Paul Motian, the "second trio" produced material for two albums that were to be among Evans's most popular. Moonbeams includes ballad material from the sessions. The rest of the music from the sessions is in How My Heart Sings! In Moonbeams, Evans did some of his most introspective playing, his sense of loss apparent but relieved by Israels's power and empathy. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "If You Could See Me Now," and the others represent Evans at his best, his lyricism underlaid with rhythmic firmness even in the extraordinarily slow "In Love in Vain."
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	Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame - Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Artist: Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons
Title: Tchaikovsky - Pique dame, Op. 68, TH 10
Genre: Classical
Label: © BRmedia Service GmbH
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 02:48:30
Recorded: München, Philharmonie im Gasteig, 04.-13.10.2014


Mariss Jansons leads the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunkson on this live triple-album set, recorded in October 2014 in Munich at a semi-staged performance of Tchaikovsky's late masterpiece Pique Dame (“The Queen of Spades”), a crime novel set to music. Jansons maintains the orchestra's long tradition of presenting operas and assembled a group of singers for this performance, sung in the original Russian, who are all native speakers of the language and very familiar with the work.
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Szymanowski & Dvorak - Violin Concertos - Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski (2009) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Karol Szymanowski (1882 – 1937), Antonin Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
Artist: Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski
Title: Szymanowski & Dvořák - Violin Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © Pentatone
Release Date: 2009
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: pentatonemusic.com
Duration: 01:11:43
Recorded: Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin, 5/2009


Would you please write me a violin concerto? A truly original one, full of melodies and written for good violinists? Please, drop me a line!”
These words in a letter from the publisher Simrock to , dated January 27, 1879, resulted in the composition of his Violin Concerto in A minor. Although Dvorák concluded the work towards the end of the summer of 1879, after completing his exceedingly successful Slavonic Dances, a further four years would pass before the violin concerto finally appeared in print and actually received its première. With his reference to “good violinists”, Simrock (ever on the lookout for a good business deal) prob- ably had one person in particular in mind: Joseph Joachim. Two years previously, this violinist – who nowadays would enjoy the status of a megastar – had “launched” the violin concerto written by Johannes Brahms, following a period of intensive collaboration with the composer. So it seemed only logical that Dvorák – who was now also gaining an international reputation – would write the next concerto specifically for the famous virtuoso. During the summer, Dvorák and Joachim spent some “pleasant and delightful moments” together in Berlin. It seemed as if nothing would stand in the way of a rewarding and steady collaboration. Thus in the autumn of 1879, Joachim received the manuscript of the concerto. However, apart from his thanks for the dedication, his reaction was mainly to send back a list of requests for massive changes in both the formal structure of the work and the solo violin part. After meeting personally with him in April 1880, Dvorák decided to fundamentally revise the work, which he concluded the following May.
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Jean Sibelius - The Seven Symphonies - Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Artist: Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel
Title: Sibelius - The Seven Symphonies
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 04:05:37
Recorded: Sofiensaal, Vienna, 27 & 28 March 1963 (Karelia Suite), 16–20 September 1963 (No.1), June 1964 (No.2), 15–28 February 1966 (No.7), March 1966 (No.5), March 1968 (Nos.3 & 6), 20 March–16 April 1968 (No.4; Tapiola)
Remastering: Ian Jones at Abbey Road Studios, London


Sibelius’ reputation rests chiefly on his magnificent symphonies, seven spectacular creations, all with their particular points of grandeur and originality.
Originally released between 1963 and 1968 Maazel’s Sibelius cycle met with critical acclaim. Particularly praised is Maazel’s interpretation of the Fourth Symphony in the Vienna Philharmonic’s only recording of the work.
Decca has gone back to the original tapes to make a definitive transfer and present a set which includes the remastered recordings in 96 kHz, 24-bit - an unprecedented opportunity to hear these legendary recordings in the best possible audio quality.
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Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 1-7 - Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC 5.1 Surround 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Artist: Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle
Title: Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 1-7 (complete)
Genre: Classical
Label: © Berlin Phil Media GmbH
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 5.1 Surround 96kHz/24bit
Source: Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings
Duration: 03:47:35
Recorded: Berlin Philharmonie, 18-20 December 2014 (5), 28 January – 6 February 2015 (1-4), 7-9 February 2015 (5-7)
Recorded in 24-bit/192kHz

For Simon Rattle, Jean Sibelius is “one of the most staggeringly original composers that there is”. And indeed, this music has a unique musical language whose many beauties are particularly succinctly conveyed in Sibelius’s seven symphonies. There is sonorous warmth as much as there is austere Nordic folklore. Moreover, there is a conceptual boldness that takes the listener on exciting musical journeys of discovery. In 2015, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth, Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker presented the cycle live, which was met with unanimous delight by audiences and critics alike. “The Philharmoniker show that with them and Simon Rattle, Sibelius is in excellent hands,” wrote the Berliner Zeitung, “because the orchestra has that astringency and sheer power which is so important for this kind of music.”
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Shinedown - Threat To Survival (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Shinedown
Title: Threat To Survival
Genre: Rock, Post-Grunge, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock
Label: © Atlantic Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 40:22
Recorded: Ocean Way Recording, Capitol Studios


Threat To Survival is the multi-platinum certified rock band, Shinedown’s first new album in three years. The release follows 2012's Amaryllis, and features the group's latest #1 rock hit "Cut The Cord".
“Threat To Survival refers to that primal instinct in all of us that determines how we respond to crisis and conflict – the idea of ‘fight or flight’ and the choices we make in any given situation,” explains Shinedown frontman Brent Smith. “This album represents those deciding moments for us as a band. It’s a collection of scenarios that made us who we are, and is, by far, the most autobiographical album we’ve created to date.”
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Seinabo Sey - Pretend (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Seinabo Sey
Title: Pretend
Genre: Pop, R&B
Label: © Seinabo Sey/Virgin Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 58:26

Swedish/Gambian pop star Seinabo Sey follows up two highly-acclaimed EPs with Pretend, her debut full-length album, almost three years in the making. The winner of a Swedish Grammy Award for Newcomer of the Year in 2015, Sey had a a number one hit in Norway with the Kygo remix of Younger, included here along with the original and acoustic versions.

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