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Carol Sudhalter - Shades Of Carol (2005/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Carol Sudhalter
Title: Shades Of Carol
Genre: Jazz, Straight-Ahead, Mainstream Jazz, Big Band
Label: © Alfa Music
Release Date: 2005/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: e-onkyo
Duration: 01:03:13
Recorded: Guardia at Alfamusic Studio; Bips Studio, Milano; Jazzand Recording, US

This beautifully orchestrated set showcases Carol Sudhalter, who plays saxophones and flute, in a compilation of four sessions with different musical groupings. It gets off to a jumping, upbeat start with Cedar Walton's "Firm Roots, immediately showing off her roots firmly in happy, mainstream swing, Andrea Torozzi's piano providing exhilarating company for the warm tenor sax.
What follows is a rarely heard beauty, Victor Young's "A Weaver of Dreams, on which Vittorio Sicbaldi's drums provide just the right amount of light seasoning, accentuating Sudhalter's own very appealing flight of fancy. On her own "Dry, Sudhalter plays a gentle, samba-like melody on flute which wafts as lightly as an ocean breeze on a warm summer day.
Of a pair of vocals with Martha J, the too-rarely-heard "Lotus Blossom (Strayhorn/Schore), a fine late-night lament, is especially welcome. Three tunes are performed by the Astoria Big Band, which Sudhalter founded in 1986. For this listener they're the highlight of the collection. This trifecta is made up of the old perennial "Lullaby of the Leaves, Monk's "In Walked Bud, and Frank Loesser's "On A Slow Boat to China. Sudhalter's flute is especially expressive on the Monk tune, while the orchestra and the fullbodied warmth of her baritone sax lends a depth to Loesser's pop tune, which is nothing less than transformational.
There's a spirited energy in the work here, which audiences have long enjoyed in this adopted New Yorker's performances. The tones and colors on Shades of Carol prove to be varied and inviting. --Andrew Velez, All About Jazz
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George Butterworth - Orchestral Works - BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kriss Russman (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: George Butterworth (1885–1916)
Artist: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kriss Russman
Title: Butterworth - Orchestral Works
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 75:32
Recorded: January 2015 (1, 8–15, 19) and Sept 2015 (2–7, 16–18) at Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales


When George Butterworth joined the army in 1914, his most recent works included the song cycle Six Songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’ as well as the Rhapsody ‘A Shropshire Lad’, which he called 'an orchestral epilogue' to his settings of A. E. Housman’s poems. The Rhapsody has since been described as 'one of the greatest of all English orchestral works’ and when Butterworth left England to fight in the First World War, he was seen as one of the bright hopes of British music – a hope that in August 1916 was extinguished in the trenches at the Somme. When Butterworth joined up he stopped composing and also destroyed several manuscripts that he felt were inferior. An exception was an Orchestral Fantasia which he had started just before the war broke out: a 92-bar full score manuscript lasting some three-and-a-half minutes has been preserved. On the first page Butterworth wrote ‘see short score’ which implies that the work may have been completed – but if so, the score in question has been lost. The composer and conductor Kriss Russman has therefore taken up where the manuscript breaks off, adding some 5 minutes of music through a process which he describes in his liner notes as 'developing Butterworth’s original ideas and combining them with additional material derived from an analysis of his other music.' Performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Russman himself, the world première recording of the Fantasia closes the present disc which also includes some of Butterworth's best loved pieces, such as The Banks of Green Willow. Russman has also made orchestral arrangements of the five-movement Suite for String Quartette and the Six Songs from ‘A Shropshire Lad’, both of which are recorded here for the first time. The soloist in the song cycle, and in the three songs that make up Love Blows as the Wind Blows, is James Rutherford, who has previously recorded the Shropshire Lad songs for BIS in the original version with piano accompaniment.
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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski (2008) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Artist: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski
Title: Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 in D minor
Genre: Classical
Label: © Pentatone Music B.V.
Release Date: 2008
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:02:00
Recorded: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, 5/2007

If one includes the F minor study symphony dating from 1863, and the Symphony no. '0' dating from 1869, then Anton Bruckner composed a total of 11 symphonies. However, Bruckner weeded out both early works from his definite canon of symphonies, and therefore the symphony which received the conclusive number of 9 was also most emphatically his 'Ninth'. His 'farewell' work. Principally due to the legacy left by Beethoven, the term 'Ninth' made him overly feel awkward, perhaps even somewhat fearful. Otherwise, it is impossible to explain why Bruckner laid aside his work on the Symphony No. 9 so shortly after beginning with such commitment, and consciously turned to other projects.
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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski (2010) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Artist: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski
Title: Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 Version)
Genre: Classical
Label: © Pentatone Music B.V.
Release Date: 201
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:19:48
Recorded: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, April, June, July 2010

With the Eight Symphony, Anton Bruckner completes a kind of sonorous apotheosis of the Romantic era. A summit resurrected by the haughty conducting of Marek Janowski at the head of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Partner of this grandiose project which looks increasingly like a current integral, Espace 2 welcomes this release perpetuating the action of a public service specifically mandated to relay the cultural and musical richness of the French-speaking Switzerland. If the recording is –by definition- not central in the mission of a broadcaster, it nevertheless constitutes a kind of freezeframe sealing again the long relationship between the OSR and “its” radio station. I recall that the Radio Télévison Suisse and the great Swiss orchestra are contractually linked for more than 70 years and that they nourish together, day after day, new projects, new exchanges that allow the sonorous immediacy lived at the Victoria Hall of Geneva to be propagated throughout Switzerland, and worldwide through the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski (2013) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Artist: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski
Title: Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 in E-flat (Version 1878/1880) 'Romantic'
Genre: Classical
Label: © Pentatone Music B.V.
Release Date: 2013
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:03:27
Recorded: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, 10/2012


Anyone who seriously and intensively studies Anton Bruckner’s Symphonies, i.e.: the scores of these works, can, in good conscience, not only consider him/herself a detail-obsessed musical researcher, but clearly a kind of musicological secret agent, as well. For, as recently as the early eighties of the last century, just these versions were regarded as Bruckner’s best protected ‘intelligence material’ (Vetter). It would, above all, be due to the ground-breaking work of Manfred Wagner, Wolfram Steinbeck and Thomas Röder that an unnecessarily long period of darkness came to an end. For far too long, the public in the ‘hard-core’ Bruckner nations, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, had stood in total confusion before this version-conundrum because the requisite clarification on the part of musicologists – a clarification that stood at the intersection of musical theory and practice – had hardly commenced. Today, professionals in the field of music are very careful in their use of terms which were once bandied about without hesitation – terms like ‘original version,’ ‘Urtext,’ final version’ or ‘ideal version. The problems concerning the different versions of Bruckner’s symphonies are now finally receiving the attention they deserve.
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2016-03-22 - Moda Center, Portland, OR (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-03-22 - Moda Center, Portland, OR
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:18:19
Recorded: 2016/03/22 Moda Center, Portland, Oregon


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour 2016, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.” The box set is now available at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2016-03-19 - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-03-19 - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:43:52
Recorded: 2016/03/19 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour 2016, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.” The box set is now available at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2016-03-17 - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-03-17 - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:29:48
Recorded: 2016/03/17 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour 2016, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.” The box set is now available at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2016-03-13 - Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-03-13 - Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:21:04
Recorded: 2016/03/13 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour 2016, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.” The box set is now available at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
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Mily Balakirev - Symphony No. 1 - Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (1949/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837-1910)
Artist: Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan
Title: Balakirev - Symphony No. 1
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:43:30
Recorded: 1949, Kingsway Hall, London, England

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, and which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalogue.
For many, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) – hailed early in his career as ‘Das Wunder Karajan’ (The Karajan Miracle) and known in the early 1960s as ‘the music director of Europe’ – remains the ultimate embodiment of the maestro. The release of the Karajan Official Remastered Edition over the first half of 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the conductor’s death in July 1989 at the age of 81.
He was closely associated with EMI for the majority of his recording career (specifically from 1946 to 1960 and then again from 1969 to 1984). EMI’s legendary producer Walter Legge sought him out in Vienna just after World War II and the long relationship that ensued embraced recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia (the orchestra founded by Legge), the Berlin Philharmonic (of which Karajan became ‘conductor for life’ in 1955), the forces of La Scala, Milan, and the Orchestre de Paris.
The Karajan Official Remastered Edition will feature primarily symphonic and choral music. The entire edition will comprise recordings remastered from the original sources in 24-bit/96kHz at Abbey Road Studios, the world’s most renowned recording studio.
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