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Glenn Gould Plays His Own Transcriptions of Wagner Orchestral Showpieces (1973/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Richard Wagner (1813-1888)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Glenn Gould Plays His Own Transcriptions of Wagner Orchestral Showpieces
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1972/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:46:32
Recorded: 1973


“You know, I’ve always sort of sat down at night and played Wagner for myself, because I’m a total Wagnerite—hopelessly addicted to the later things especially—and I thought it would be fun to make my own transcriptions.” To manage the ending of the Meistersinger Overture without leaving out any of the themes, Gould had to play four-hands with himself—an instance of what he called “creative lying.”
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George Duke - The Aura Will Prevail (1975/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: George Duke
Title: The Aura Will Prevail
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Rock, Jazz Funk, Fusion
Label: © MPS - Musik Produktion Schwarzwald | Edel Germany GmbH
Release Date: 1975/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:38:21
Recorded and mixed at Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, 1975

In 1975, George Duke was dabbling in R&B vocals. But instrumental jazz-fusion was still his primary focus, and he had yet to be played extensively on any of the genres' stations. When The Aura Will Prevail came out that year, no one bought the LP for its occasional R&B vocal -- the main attraction was Duke's keyboard playing. "Fools" is a melancholy soul ballad that finds him singing lead and predicts what was to come on R&B-oriented releases like Don't Let Go (1978) and Master of the Game (1979), but it isn't typical of the album on the whole. This is a fusion effort first and foremost, and Duke has plenty of room to stretch out and improvise on instrumentals that range from the insistent "Floop de Loop" to the Brazilian-influenced "Malibu" (which shouldn't be confused with the Hole/Courtney Love gem). Two of the songs were written or co-written by Frank Zappa: the fusion instrumental "Echidna's Arf" and the gospel-minded soul item "Uncle Remus" (another tune that gives Duke a chance to sing lead). Without question, The Aura Will Prevail is among this artist's finest fusion-oriented albums. --AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson
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George Duke - I Love the Blues, She Heard Me Cry (1975/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: George Duke
Title: I Love the Blues, She Heard Me Cry
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Rock, Jazz Funk, Fusion
Label: © MPS - Musik Produktion Schwarzwald | Edel Germany GmbH
Release Date: 1975/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:40:53
Recorded: 1975

George Duke has always been a musician who refused to limit himself to one style. Prior to „I Love the Blues, She Heard Me Cry“, which came out in 1975, Duke excelled in contexts both acoustic and electric, in straight-ahead jazz, arty rock (with Frank Zappa), and fusion. BLUES finds him fronting an all-star lineup (Lee Ritenour, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Flora Purim) in a set of fierce blues, soul/R&B, and rock songs (lead vocals by Duke) amid some nifty jazz-fusion instrumentals. This set is recommended to listeners as musically diverse as Duke himself.
„Further experiments with putting together various styles of music continue here. I used fellow cohorts from Zappa's band: Ruth Underwood-perc; Bruce Fowler-trombone; Tom Fowler-bass, and Janet Ferguson, who married Paul Hoff (Zappa's head tech), background vocals. Also on the record are Ndugu-drums; Lee Ritenhour, Daryl Stuermer (before he joined Phil Collins) George Johnson (from The Brothers Johnson) on guitar; and a young, very funky bass player that I stole from Roy Ayers named Byron Miller. Johnny "Guitar" Watson helped me croon on a song, and Flora Purim and Airto helped out as well.
I was even more intent on orchestrating my music on this LP. I began to use marimbas and violin. The Zappa influence is very evident on certain tracks, but my funk and R&B nature comes out as well. I used to call my music Multi-Stylistic. I grew up listening to all kinds of music, and I didn't see why I should be kept in a box musically. I felt, and still feel, that there is intrinsic worth in all forms of music, even the simpler forms. I've always wanted to bring cultures and music together - you know, make a nice stew. In the end, Frank Zappa was responsible for breaking down my musical elitism. I will always owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for that!
Emil Richards had a huge array of percussion instruments. He used to play on all the film scores in town. I called on him to add some exotic flavor to the LP.
This was the most diverse record I had recorded to date. It was totally against the rules, but you know, I was young, adamant, and black! I wanted to do it my way. This record was recorded at the end of my tenure with Zappa.
One song, "Someday," became a radio hit, and as a result, many people became aware of my singing. It's the first time I thought my vocal sounded decent on record, using my falsetto as best I could. I sang all the vocal parts and played all the instruments, except for the drums, which gave the track a real smooth R&B type feel. I am still to this day asked to perform this tune. Many singers have said they love the song and were going to cover it, but none have to date. I'M STILL WAITING!!“ --George Duke
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Geir Inge Lotsberg - Works by Henze, Sallinen, Sandvik, Sigurbjornsson, Skouen and Yun (2008) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Geir Inge Lotsberg
Title: Works by Henze, Sallinen, Sandvik, Sigurbjörnsson, Skouen and Yun
Genre: Classical
Label: © Afontibus
Release Date: 2008
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:06:33
Recorded: Sofienberg Kirke in Oslo, June and September 2008


This album consists of solo-violin works by different nordic contemporary composers combined with Hans Werner Henze representing the central european and Isang Yun the asiatic style and esthetics.
The selection of pieces presented here shows a variety of approaches to writing polyphonic music for solo violin.
The violin as an instrument has great expressive flexibility. At the same time, there are limitations with regard to scope, double-stop combinations and performance styles that place significant constraints on the choices open to composers.
Every composer relates in some way to J. S. Bach's masterly polyphonic compositions for solo violin from 1720. The collection of works from the past 35 years on this recording demonstrates that Bach's legacy, rather than imposing limitations, serves as an inspiration in seeking to vary the expressive idioms that can be elicited from an unaccompanied violin.
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Geir Inge Lotsberg - Works by Apollyon, Skouen and Am (2005) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Geir Inge Lotsberg
Title: Works by Apollyon, Skouen and Åm
Genre: Classical
Label: © Afontibus
Release Date: 2005
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 45:11
Recorded: 2004/2005 at Sofienberg Church, Ris Church and the Emanuel Vigeland Museum, all in Oslo Engineered by Audun Strype

This is the first solo-violin album by the Norwegian violinist Geir Inge Lotsberg, released in 2005. Three different venues with with special acustical qualities were used for the recording. The works by Apollyon and Åm were commisioned and premiered by Lotsberg in the early 2000. Apollyon (1945-2015), Skouen (1950) and Åm (1952) are among the most profiled composers of their generation in Norway, representing a wide stylistic and estetic range.
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