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Dvorak, Marquez, Estacio - From the New World - Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Jean-Pascal Hamelin (2010) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Anton Dvořák (1841-1904), Arturo Marquez (b.1950), John Estacio (b.1966)
Artist: Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Jean-Pascal Hamelin
Title: Dvořák, Marquez, Estacio - From The New World (Musiques du Nouveau Monde)
Genre: Classical
Label: © Fidelio Music
Release Date: 2010
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 59:08
Recorded: August 2009

The Youth Orchestra of the Americas is made up of talented musicians, from 18 to 28 years old, carefully selected to represent 22 countries in North, South and Central America. Under the inspired and dynamic direction of the young Quebec conductor Jean-Pascal Hamelin, they offer us a refreshing version of Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, also known as the New World Symphony. This is followed by the irresistible, "Danzón number 2", a nostalgic yet lively piece by Mexican composer Arturo Marquez. The CD ends with a dazzling “Bootlegger’s Tarentella" by Canadian composer John Estacio.
The Youth Orchestra of the Americas is made up of talented musicians, from 18 to 28 years old, carefully selected to represent 22 countries in North, South and Central America. Under the inspired and dynamic direction of the young Quebec conductor Jean-Pascal Hamelin, they offer us a refreshing version of Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, also known as the New World Symphony.
Recorded live in concert, in August 2009, by Fidelio Music, this CD benefited from the unique acoustics of the Domaine Forget, in Charlevoix. Music lovers will enjoy the refined performance, while audiophiles will delight in René Laflamme’s “high resolution” sound recording.
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Antonin Dvorak - Violin Concerto; Romance - Itzhak Perlman, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Artist: Itzhak Perlman, LPO, Daniel Barenboim
Title: Dvořák - Violin Concerto; Romance
Genre: Classical
Label: © Parlophone Records/Warner Classics
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:45:10
Recorded: All Saints Church, Tooting, London, 9–11 July 1974


Antonín Dvorák had about as much luck with the dedicatee of his violin concerto, the great Joseph Joachim, as Tchaikovsky had with his, the no less illustrious Leopold Auer. Although Joachim agreed to do a critical analysis of the first draft — resulting in a radical reworking of the piece – he did not give the premiere of the finished article, that privilege instead falling to the young Czech violinist František Ondrícek (1857–1922), in Prague on 14 October 1883. Acclaimed from the outset by both performers and audiences, the work soon took a place of honour among the great Romantic concertos, if without achieving quite the same level of celebrity as the Brahms or the Tchaikovsky. That said, there are today more than fifty official recordings available: before Perlman, all the stars of the violin world, with the exception of Heifetz, who never recorded it, had left their stamp on it. Yehudi Menuhin recorded the concerto as early as 1936, and was followed by Georg Kulenkampff (1941), Váša Príhoda (1943), David Oistrakh (1949), Nathan Milstein (who became the work’s champion, with three versions, in 1951, 1957 and 1966), Johanna Martzy (1953) and Isaac Stern (1965). This performance by Perlman, on one of his earliest albums, revealed the depth of his affection for Dvorˇák’s music — he would go on to record the Sonatina and Four Romantic Pieces as well (see volume 36). His choice to couple the Concerto with the delightful Romance in F minor underlines his particular fondness for the latter, a work he had already recorded for RCA in 1967, and which he would return to again years later, this time for Sony in 1993. The Romance is Dvorák’s 1877 violin arrangement of the slow movement of his String Quartet, Op.9, later published as his Op.11. Brimming with gentle languor and delicate charm, the arrangement works perfectly for the discreetly sentimental Romantic solo instrument. While there is also a version with piano accompaniment, it is more frequently recorded with orchestra, and the versions set down by Josef Suk (1960) and Isaac Stern (1966) in this form probably inspired the young Itzhak Perlman to follow suit. --Jean-Michel Molkhou
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Dino & Franco Piana Septet - Seven (2012/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Dino & Franco Piana Septet
Title: Seven
Genre: Jazz
Label: © Alfa Music
Release Date: 2012/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 01:09:07
Recordings, Mixing and Mastering: Forward Studios – Grottaferrata, Rome, Italy by Alessandro Guardia

This all-star aggregation features some of the most prominent names on Italy’s modern jazz scene, including trumpeters Enrico Rava and Fabrizio Bosso, drummer Roberto Gatto, superb pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and the father-son team of valve trombonist Dino Piana and his gifted offspring, the trumpeter-composer-arranger Franco Piana. The four-movement Open Dialogues bears the harmonically rich stamp of Gil Evans and includes expressive solos from each of the band members; their collective swing factor is evident on the exhilarating final movement of this impressive 24-minute suite, which includes a bold tenor sax solo from Max Ionata and an adventurous plunger solo from Bosso (who nonchalantly drops in a quote from Monk’s “Nutty” along the way). “Your Smile” is a gorgeous vehicle for Franco’s lyrical flugelhorn playing, and the uptempo burner “Eighty and One” is another swinging showcase with solo-section fireworks. “Asimmetrico” is a tip of the hat to Monk, while the beautiful ballad “Sunlight” has Pieranunzi channeling Bill Evans. Trumpet great Rava appears on one track, the buoyant calypso-flavored closer, “Step by Step.” Classy mainstream jazz at its finest. --Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes
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Diana Ross - Diana Ross (1970/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Diana Ross
Title: Diana Ross
Genre: Soul, R&B, AM Pop, Pop-Soul, Smooth Soul
Label: © Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Release Date: 1970/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 38:06
Recorded: September 1969–March 1970


Written and produced almost entirely by Ashford & Simpson, this solo self-titled debut from Diana Ross was released in 1970 only months after her final appearance with the Supremes. It proved to be a massive success, selling over 500,000 albums and yielding two huge hits, the number one single Ain't No Mountain High Enough and Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand), which together sold almost two million copies. Ross also earned a Grammy nomination, the first of many during her solo career.
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Diana Ross - Diana (1980/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Diana Ross
Title: Diana
Genre: Soul, R&B, AM Pop, Disco, Quiet Storm, Pop-Soul, Smooth Soul
Label: © Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Release Date: 1980/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 38:06
Recorded: 1979–1980

With over nine million copies sold worldwide, Diana remains the most successful solo release of Diana Ross' career, entirely written, performed and produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic. The hit singles contained on Diana helped propel the album into the upper reaches of the charts, peaking at number two in the US and number 12 in the UK.
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Diana Ross - The Boss (1979/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Diana Ross
Title: The Boss
Genre: Soul, R&B, AM Pop, Disco, Quiet Storm, Pop-Soul, Smooth Soul
Label: © Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Release Date: 1979/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 35:46
Recorded: 1979, Sigma Sound Studio and Celebration Studio, New York

The Boss is the ninth solo studio album released by Diana Ross. Released on the Motown records label. The Boss marked the return of Diana Ross to Top 40 radio thanks to the title track. It was certified a Gold record by the RIAA in late 90's.
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Deftones - The Studio Albums Collection 1995-2016 (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Deftones
Title: The Studio Albums Collection 1995-2016
Genre: Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Post-Grunge, Rap-Metal, Alternative/Indie Rock, Nu Metal
Label: © Maverick Records/Reprise Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 07:10:33
Recorded: 1995-2015

Deftones were one of the first groups to alternate heavy riffs and screamed vocals with more ethereal music and hushed singing -- spawning a fair amount of imitators in their wake. The group first formed in Sacramento, California during 1988, when then high-school students Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums), and Chino Moreno (vocals) first began to jam together. They chose the name Deftones and began playing out locally shortly thereafter, going through several different bass players before finding a permanent bassist in the form of Chi Cheng.
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Deep Purple - Burn (1974/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Deep Purple
Title: Burn
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, British Metal
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 1974/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:42:26
Recorded: November 1973 in Montreux, Switzerland, using the Rolling Stones Mobile Unit.


Burn is the eighth studio album by Deep Purple, released in February 1974. This was the first Deep Purple album to feature then-unknown David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes from Trapeze on bass and vocals.
The album was recorded in Montreux, Switzerland, in November 1973 with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. With the addition of Coverdale and Hughes, Purple's hard rock sound became more boogie oriented, incorporating elements of soul and funk which would become much more prominent on the follow-up album, Stormbringer. "Might Just Take Your Life" uses the riff from Stone the Crows' "Big Jim Salter" from the 1971 album Teenage Licks.
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Deep Purple - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (1969/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Deep Purple
Title: Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Genre: Rock, Classical, Classical Crossover, Modern Classical, Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 1969/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 53:42
Recorded: 24 September 1969 at The Royal Albert Hall, London

Deep Purple, one of the pioneers of hard rock, integrated classical elements into their 1970 masterpiece Concerto For Group And Orchestra. Each movement is an innovative display of raw orchestral power blended with an exhilarating rock band. The work composed by keyboardist Jon Lord found the band joined by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This undeniable masterwork will have listeners at the edge of their seats!
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Deep Purple - Stormbringer (1974/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Deep Purple
Title: Stormbringer
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, British Metal
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 1974/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:36:46
Recorded: Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany, August 1974

Stormbringer falls short of the excellence of Machine Head and Who Do We Think We Are, but nonetheless boasts some definite classics -- including the fiery "Lady Double Dealer," the ominous title song (a goth metal treasure), the sweaty "High Ball Shooter," and the melancholy ballad "Soldier of Fortune." Most of the other songs on the decent, if uneven, Stormbringer are not essential. Like Come Taste the Band, Stormbringer will be of interest to Deep Purple's more enthusiastic fans, rather than casual listeners who would be much better off starting out with either of the above-mentioned studio projects or the live Made in Japan. --AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson
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