Ewald Demeyere - Tears - Harpsichord Laments of the Seventeenth Century (2012) High-Fidelity DSF 5.0 Surround DSD64/2.82MHz
Сomposer: Various Composers
Artist: Ewald Demeyere
Title: Tears - Harpsichord Laments from the 17th-Century
Genre: Classical, Instrumental
Label: © Challenge Records | Northstar Recordings
Release Date: 18 September 2013
Quality: DSF 5.0 Surround DSD64/2.82MHz
Recorded: 24-25 October 2012 at Galaxy Studios, Mol (Belgium)
Amongst the seventeenth-century harpsichord repertoire, the genre of pieces referring to a loss, whether or not the death of a person, takes a special place, and forms the leitmotif of this disc. These introspective pieces, actually being meditations or contemplations, achieve in a uniquely profound way an almost spiritual level. John Downland’s Lachrimae Pavan, initially a lute piece which the composer reworked as a lute song to the words Flow my Tears and as a consort piece, enjoyed great popularity in the seventeenth century. In fact, it occurs in more than one hundred manuscripts or prints in a variety of arrangements. For this CD I have included two of the finest of those transcriptions, by William Byrd and by Melchior Schildt. Byrd was one of the most influential composers of his generation, in his time called a Father of Musick and Brittanicae Musicae Parens.
Elgar & Carter - Cello Concertos - Alisa Weilerstein, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz
Сomposer: Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Elliott Carter (1908-2012), Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Artist: Alisa Weilerstein, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim
Title: Elgar & Carter - Cello Concertos
Label: © Decca is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Recorded: September 2012, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
Alisa Weilerstein makes one of Decca’s most exciting debuts in recent years. The renowned cellist is joined by Decca fan-favorite Daniel Barenboim. Alisa Weilerstein is the first cellist in many years to play the Elgar Concerto with Daniel Barenboim, and his decision to record it with her is a major statement. Her technique has earned her international recognition.
Artist: Edith Piaf (1915-1963)
Title: Edith Piaf - Complete Recordings
Genre: Chanson française, Cabaret, French Pop, Torch Songs, Vocal Pop
Label: © BNF Collection
Release Date: 2015
Édith Piaf (born Édith Giovanna Gassion) was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France’s national chanteuse, as well as being one of France’s greatest international stars. Her music was often autobiographical with her singing reflecting her life, with her specialty being of chanson and torch ballads, particularly of love, loss and sorrow. Since her premature death in 1963 and with the aid of several biographies and films including 2007’s Academy Award winning La Vie en rose, Piaf has cultivated a legacy as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century, and her voice and music continues to be celebrated globally.
Artist: Elton John
Title: Wonderful Crazy Night
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Rock & Roll
Label: © Island Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Elton John teams up with producer T-Bone Burnett once again for Wonderful Crazy Night, the first album in a decade to feature John's regular band members and the 33rd of his career. With all songs co-written by John and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin, Wonderful Crazy Night was preceded by the release of three singles: Looking Up, Blue Wonderful and the title track. This deluxe edition contains two bonus songs.
"I want this to be a rock record, but I've never really been that great at writing a lot of uptempo songs together ... (it's) the most uptempo album I've made since (1975's) Rock Of The Westies ..." --Elton John