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Antonio Vivaldi - Recorder Concertos - Dan Laurin, 1B1, Jan Bjoranger (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Artist: Dan Laurin, 1B1, Jan Bjøranger
Title: Vivaldi: Recorder Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 01:10:03
Recorded: June/July 2014 at the Stavanger Concert Hall, Norway

The Swedish recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin has demonstrated his remarkable versatility on some thirty recordings on BIS, ranging from a nine-disc set with 17th-century composer Jacob van Eyck's complete Der Fluyten Lust-hof to the recent Rock that Flute, with music for recorder and strings written in 2013 by the Dutch composer Chiel Meijering. During a recording career that stretches over almost 30 years, Laurin keeps returning to one particular set of works, however: the concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Three of the works (the Concertos RV 441, 443 and 444) included on his latest release he has recorded more than once before, with ensembles such as the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Bach Collegium Japan and Arte dei Suonatori. For his latest 'take' on these favourites Laurin has joined forces with the young and vibrant Norwegian string ensemble 1B1 (shorthand for Ensemble Bjergsted 1). As he explains in his own liner notes for the present disc, he was inspired by his work on transcribing and performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: ‘A close reading of RV441 and RV443–445 reveals great similarities between these works and The Four Seasons: sudden changes of moods, turbulent emotions, burlesque whims mixed with sublime beauty and elegance… My aim here is to explore the recorder concertos with the same freedom and spontaneity that characterize the modern-day approach to the Seasons.’ Laurin’s recording of the Seasons has been called ‘undoubtedly the best transcription to date’ (Diapason) and ‘never hackneyed, but instead invigoratingly fresh and vibrant’ (Clarino), verdicts which can only fuel the expectations concerning this his latest version of the recorder concertos.
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Vincent Peirani - Living Being (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Vincent Peirani
Title: Living Being
Genre: Jazz, Modern Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Label: © ACT Music + Vision GmbH & Co. KG
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 50:46
Recorded by Jean Paul Gonnod, June 15 - 18, 2014 at Studio de Meudon, France

Accordionist Vincent Peirani is THE new voice of his instrument. In rapid succession he has won the Prix Django d’Or and the Victoires du Jazz in France and was elected “Artist of the Year” by the French “Jazz Magazine”. In Germany he just won the ECHO Jazz award. After purely acoustic projects to date, “Living Being” is a creation of what one might call Peirani’s “Electric Band”. In addition to his sheer inexhaustible versatility and unbounded musicality, the album also reflects most of all the varying influences of his band members: Emile Parisien, again shines as a virtuoso of modern jazz; Julien Herne comes from the R’n’B and hip-hop scene; Yoann Serra is just as at home in the jazz tradition as he is in electronic music; and Tony Paeleman has his roots in the French pop scene. And so it is that the new album adds yet another vibrant facet to an already peerlessly varied artist’s profile.
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The Three Suns - A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas (1959/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Three Suns
Title: A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas
Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening, Exotica, Lounge, Traditional Pop, Christmas, Holiday
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1959/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 35:34
Recorded: 1959; Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

The instrumental trio The Three Suns had been around for about two decades, capturing fans as far-ranging as First Lady Mamie Eisenhower and the Platters (who took their “Twilight Time” to the top of the charts), when they cut this record for RCA’s famed Living Stereo series in 1959. And, no doubt inspired by the new-fangled recording technology in RCA’s Studio A, they turned in one of the most wacky and entertaining Christmas albums of the era, adding rock and roll guitar and instrumentation as varied as chimes, bells, oboes and two (!) tubas to create a Space Age stereophonic spectacular suitable for the Jetsons’ next holiday party. This record’s long been cherished by Christmas music devotees, and our Real Gone worldwide CD debut reissue features a sparkling remastering job by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios and liner notes by Joe Marchese. Every bit as fizzy as the champagne you’re going to open to toast the season!
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The Piano Guys - Wonders (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: The Piano Guys
Title: Wonders
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Easy Listening, Classical Crossover, Classical Pop, Conceptual Art, Experimental
Label: © Portrait Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:47:46

The Piano Guys' new album, Wonders, features successful single releases from the past year such as "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen, "Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends," "Don't You Worry Child," and "Story of my Life" available for the first time on CD. The album also includes new songs in their signature style from such artists as Dave Matthews, Phillip Phillips and One Direction, a fun take on various Batman themes throughout the years, "Batman Evolution," plus original compositions from the band.
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The Piano Guys - The Piano Guys 2 (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: The Piano Guys
Title: The Piano Guys 2
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Easy Listening, Classical Crossover, Classical Pop, Conceptual Art, Experimental
Label: © Portrait Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:52:10

The Piano Guys 2 features more of the imaginative mash-ups and arrangements that made their last album so successful, creating an incomparable style that appeals to audiences from all walks of life and across generations. For the song “Begin Again,” pianist Jon Schmidt says “We found inspiration from a classical piece, J.S. Bach’s ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’ (Cantata No. 208) and we combined it with Taylor Swift’s ‘Begin Again.’ There were moments when the two seemed to play off and echo each other naturally.” On “Mission Impossible” The Piano Guys are joined by fellow YouTube sensation, violinist Lindsey Stirling, for their own version of this famous musical theme.The album also includes TPG’s interpretations of The Lord of the Rings movie theme, “Without You” by David Guetta and more. The Piano Guys will be touring nationally throughout 2013.
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The Piano Guys - The Piano Guys (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: The Piano Guys
Title: The Piano Guys
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Easy Listening, Classical Crossover, Classical Pop, Conceptual Art, Experimental
Label: © Portrait Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:03:50

For many years Jon Schmidt (pianist) and Steven Sharp Nelson (cellist) had their separate music careers – each with their own countless stage performances and multiple Billboard-charting albums. Over the past few years it’s been difficult to find them apart, due the demand of audiences worldwide to see them together. Their musical chemistry, stage-spontaneity, and collaborative arrangements are incomparable. For the first time ever they have created a full-length, joint album—comprised of all their big hits on YouTube released in the first six months of joining “The Piano Guys.” Jon and Steve have created a new genre of music – piano and cello music, but like you’ve never heard them before—from the innovative classical / hip-hop Michael Meets Mozart to the beautifully-emotive Bring Him Home; cool covers that reinvent artists such as Adele and David Guetta; and fresh classical remakes that pay an edgy tribute to the greatest composers, such as Bach and Beethoven. Call it what you will, this music is most often described not by placing it in a “category” of music, but rather simply with one adjective. Inspiring.
Gifted cellist Steven Sharp Nelson has thrilled audiences with his passionate playing and appeared on more than a dozen award winning cds. In his solo debut, Steven Sharp Nelson presents a powerful collection of memorable pieces tenderly arranged for cello. Also, featuring timeless performances with Jon Schmidt, Peter Breinholt, David Tolk, Marshall McDonald, and Paul Cardall. Songs include: Unaccompanied Cello Suite No 1 in G Major: Prelude, Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, All Creatures of Our God and King, and many others.
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The Piano Guys - Live! (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: The Piano Guys
Title: Live!
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Easy Listening, Classical Crossover, Classical Pop, Conceptual Art, Experimental
Label: © Portrait Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:55:06

The Piano Guys continue their fairytale story of turning a musical hobby and friendship into an extremely successful worldwide career. The four talented dads from Utah have climbed the Great Wall of China for their craft, landed atop Billboard charts, sold out tour dates around the world, accrued a massive social media following and scored YouTube viewership at 730 million-plus views. On November 13, they reach a new career milestone, releasing their first ever live album, The Piano Guys – Live! (Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks). The record is live audio from The Piano Guys' sold out performance at the world's most famous concert hall, Carnegie Hall in New York City.
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