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John Williams - Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Сomposer: John Williams (b.1932)
Artist: John Williams, London Symphony Orchestra, London Voices
Title: Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection
Genre: Classical, Stage & Screen, Film Score, Soundtracks
Label: © Lucasfilm Ltd., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit (Disc#1-3: 44,1kHz/24bit)
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 06:56:23

The most acclaimed and enduring film music in Hollywood history, the original soundtracks of Star Wars Episodes I-VI will be reissued by Sony Classical. All composed by the legendary five-time Oscar®-winning composer, John Williams, this unique collection is being reissued after the latest chapter in the saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters.
Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection features a bundle of the six original soundtracks available for the first time as high definition downloads.
Since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope was released in 1977, composer John Williams' scores have defined the soaring adventure for all six episodes in the saga. Williams won the Academy Award® for Best Original Score for the series' first film and received Oscar® nominations for Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). His Star Wars music has also won four Grammy Awards®, two BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe®. Williams continues his association with the Star Wars saga, composing the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Jan Lisiecki - Schumann (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Artist: Jan Lisiecki
Title: Schumann
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Duration: 01:03:09
Recorded: Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica, 9/2015

Jan Lisiecki extends his award-winning discography with Schumann’s complete works for piano and orchestra, including DG’s first ever recording of Op. 134

“… music-making of integrity and substance from a man who represents the top-drawer future of classical music performance” (Independent, July 2015)

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Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble - Officium Novum (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Jan Garbarek, The Hilliard Ensemble
Title: Officium Novum
Genre: Classical Crossover, Vocal Music, Jazz, Choral, Folk, World, Modern, Medieval, Contemporary Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:01:07
Recorded: June 2009 at Propstei St. Gerold

It was in 1993 when Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble, a vocal quartet from Britain focused on music of the Renaissance, have first recorded together. Their outstanding piece “Officium”, with Garbarek as an additional free-ranging ‘voice’, has resulted in consistently inventive music making since then and sold more than one million copies. The follower “Mnemosyne” (1998) took the story further, expanding the repertoire beyond ‘early music’ to embrace works both ancient and modern.
Now, after another decade of shared experiences, Garbarek and the Hilliards found together once again in the St. Gerold´s monastery and recorded their third album “Officium Novum”. Its central focus lies, besides music from Russia, France, Spain and the Estonian Arvo Pärt, on the music of Armenia based on the adaptations of Komitas Vardapet, pieces which draw upon both medieval sacred music and the bardic tradition of the Caucasus. Therefore the musicians have traveled to the countries, studied the music and present it with a passion which shows another unexpected advancement.
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Franz Joseph Haydn - Keyboard Concerto - Franz Vorraber, Castle Chamber Orchestra (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Artist: Franz Vorraber, Castle Chamber Orchestra
Title: Haydn: Keyboard Concerto in G Major, Hob. XVIII:4
Genre: Classical
Label: © K&K Verlagsanstalt
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 19:18
Recorded: Bad Homburg Castle, Germany

Papa Haydn - nothing of the sort! The great musician always knew how to entertain people without using cheep templates filled with gaudy timbres or highly dramatic gestures. For him, joie de vivre is admissible, even desirable. Behind this rhythmic vitality and all the gestures, the master distinguishes and seduces people to superior thoughts, too. Little is known about the creation of the piano concert in G major. Guaranteed is just a date of performance on April 28th, 1784 at the Concert spirituel in Paris with the blind Viennese pianist Maria Theresia Paradis, whom i. a. Mozart composed for. The importance of Haydn as author of concertos is still underestimated in the History of Music. This particular concerto is composed for a string quartet only, without blowers. It comprises a typical, classically built work full of surprises and embellishments. This extent of humor and playfulness will rarely be accomplished by composers later born. --Franz Vorraber

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