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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2016-05-17 - Estadio de Anoeta, San Sebastian, ES (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-05-17 - Estadio de Anoeta, San Sebastian, ES
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:40:01
Recorded: 2016/05/17, Estadio de Anoeta, San Sebastian, ES


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 - 2016-05-14 - Camp Nou, Barcelona, ES (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-05-14 - Camp Nou, Barcelona, ES
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:34:50
Recorded: 2016/05/14, Camp Nou, Barcelona, ES


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 - 2016-04-25 - Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-04-25 - Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:32:02
Recorded: 2016/04/25, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

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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Benjamin Britten - Peter Grimes - Peter Pears, Claire Watson, Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten (1959/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Artist: Peter Pears, Claire Watson, Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten
Title: Britten - Peter Grimes, Op.33
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca Music Group
Release Date: 1959/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 02:21:57
Recorded: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, December 1958

Tenor Sir Peter Pears leads the cast on this famous and highly-lauded presentation of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, conducted by the composer himself and recorded live in London in December 1958. The album has been included on the list of the 100 greatest recordings by Gramophone, which said this version "has never been superseded in its refinement or insight." BBC Music Magazine named this album the greatest Britten recording of all time.
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Brenna Whitaker - Brenna Whitaker (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Brenna Whitaker
Title: Brenna Whitaker
Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening, R&B, Vocal Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Traditional Pop
Label: © The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 52:31
Recorded: 2015

Young vocalist Brenna Whitaker channels an era of jazz and blues music long gone on her self-titled debut album. A native of Kansas City, Whitaker headed to Los Angeles and eventually attracted fans like Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Michael Bublé and David Foster, Verve Music Group chairman and 16-time Grammy winner. The first new artist Foster has agreed to develop and produce since discovering Bublé, Whitaker's debut on Verve finds her reviving a vast American jukebox of classic songs, revealing the full force of her stunning, soulful voice. This deluxe edition contains three bonus tracks.
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Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling - Upward Spiral (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling
Title: Upward Spiral
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Vocal Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz
Label: © Okeh Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:10:22
Recorded: December 16-19, 2015

Upward Spiral is an album by the Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling. It earned the artists a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
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Brahms Beloved - Symphonies 1 & 3; Clara Schumann Lieder - John Axelrod, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Clara Schumann (1833-1897)
Artist: John Axelrod, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Title: Brahms Beloved - Symphonies 1 & 3; Clara Schumann Lieder
Genre: Classical
Label: © Telarc/Concord Music Group
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:58:41
Recorded: Symphony No. 1 recorded live at the Auditorium di Milano, Italy, October 25/27, 2013; Symphony No. 3 recorded live at the Auditorium di Milano, Italy, December 13/15, 2013' C. Schumann Lieder recorded at the Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany, October 6-10, 2013


Once in his later years, Johannes Brahms wrote to the love of his life that all his works should be signed, “really by Clara Schumann.” It was a moving testament from an emotionally guarded old bachelor to the woman who had long been his muse. It was also a recognition that the composer whose work, then as now, has been regarded as the epitome of musical abstraction acknowledged that his music was grounded in his life and feelings. And Clara Schumann was always connected to Brahms’s deepest feelings. This recording is a testament to their lifelong connection.
The story of their meeting is the stuff of musical legend. In 1853, when he was an unknown music student of 20, Brahms knocked on Robert and Clara Schumann’s door in Düsseldorf carrying a hiking stick and a backpack full of his music. After he had played them a few pieces and departed, Robert wrote in his journal: “Visit from Brahms (a genius).” The couple virtually adopted the brilliant, handsome, beardless young man. Three months later, Robert wrote a journal article that declared this unknown composer the coming savior of German music. Not long after, Robert jumped in the Rhine in a suicide attempt. He was committed to an asylum from which he never emerged alive.
Brahms rushed to Clara’s side. From that point a helpless passion grew between them. When Robert finally died, everyone, probably including Clara, expected Brahms to take her as his wife. Instead he fled, beginning his lonely bachelor existence. Yet their personal and musical connection lasted to the end of their lives.
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Brahms Beloved - Symphonies 2 & 4; Clara Schumann Lieder - John Axelrod, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Clara Schumann (1833-1897)
Artist: John Axelrod, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Title: Brahms Beloved - Symphonies 2 & 4; Clara Schumann Lieder
Genre: Classical
Label: © Telarc/Concord Music Group
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:53:39
Recorded: Symphony No. 4 recorded live at the Auditorium di Milano, Italy, June 15-18, 2013; Symphony No. 2 recorded live at the Auditorium di Milano, Italy, March 12-17, 2013; C. Schumann Lieder recorded at the Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany, May 1-5, 2013.


John Axelrod has recorded unique Brahms symphonies + Clara Schumann Lieder cycle, exploring the symphonies as four sides of the woman with whom Brahms was obsessed. In a fascinating new concept, John Axelrod (2012 ICMA Award winner and winner of the ResMusica “Best Classical album of 2012”) is spearheading an exploration of the relationship between Brahms and the woman he loved, Clara Schumann, as depicted in their music. “If you listen to the Brahms symphonies,” says Axelrod, “each of them seems to inhabit a completely different, though connected, character. Then, if you listen to the songs of Clara Schumann, they also fall clearly into a very similar four moods. I believe that Clara’s own personality is in those songs, and so if that is true, it is also possible to think of the four Brahms symphonies as portraits of Clara – four different aspects of her.”
To explore this idea, this double album will – for the first time - pair a Brahms symphony with its ‘matching’ set of Clara’s Lieder. And to illustrate it further, there will be four different world-class singers as Clara, each a different voice-type. This album of Symphonies 2 & 4 will feature renowned sopranos Nicole Cabell and Indra Thomas singing the songs of Clara Schumann. As an American conductor, Axelrod believes strongly too in the universality of Brahms, so has chosen non-Germanic forces. In the symphonies he will conduct the Italian, Grammy Award-winning Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. The producer for the recording is multiple Grammy Award-winner Michael Fine, and fellow Grammy-winner Wolf Dieter Karwatky is engineer.
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Johannes Brahms - Complete Works for Violin & Piano - Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek (2011) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Artist: Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek
Title: Brahms - Complete Works for Violin & Piano
Genre: Classical
Label: Pentatone Music B.V.
Release Date: 2011
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:18:49
Recorded: 2010


Brahms’s three violin sonatas are cherishable masterworks of the chamber repertoire, the First radiantly melodious, the Second autumnal and reflective, while the Third lurches dramatically from intense sadness to outbursts of searing intensity.
There’s a strongly lyrical impulse in Arabella Steinbacher’s playing which is suited to the intimate character of these Sonatas. As in her recording of the Brahms Violin Concerto, to be reviewed next month, Steinbacher opts for expansive and highly expressive interpretations yet avoids any hint of over-indulgence: Portamento is judiciously employed, her double stops are resonant rather than aggressive.
Robert Kulek is an admirable duo partner and projects both the richness and clarity of texture in Brahms’s writing through a carefully controlled use of the pedal, responding with sensitivity to the subtle inflections in Steinbacher’s phrasing. PentaTone’s recording has real presence, emulating the acoustic of a wood-panelled drawing room.
Tempos are leisurely, particularly in the G major Sonata where the approach in the outer movements is largely introverted except for an unexpectedly stormy dialogue in the middle of the opening Vivace non troppo. At the outset of the Adagio, I initially wondered whether the players were taking far too much time over the opening phrases, thereby undermining the sense of flow. These doubts had evaporated by the middle section where the funereal rhythms were powerfully held in check.
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Brad Mehldau Trio - Blues And Ballads (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Brad Mehldau Trio
Title: Blues And Ballads
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern Creative, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Piano Jazz
Label: © Nonesuch Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:55:40
Recorded: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7 recorded December 10, 2012; Tracks 2, 3, 5 recorded May 12, 2014

Nonesuch Records releases the Brad Mehldau Trio’s Blues and Ballads, the trio’s first new release since 2012’s Where Do You Start, on June 3, 2016. The previous release received critical acclaim, with the Financial Times saying, “Mehldau never lets his peerless technique and meticulous timing interrupt the narrative flow of a well-told tale. Here, the pianist and his trio burrow deep into left-field pop and the American songbook, and give an adventurous sheen to modern jazz.” Blues and Ballads similarly comprises interpretations of songs by other composers, this time with the focus on blues and ballads implied by the album’s title. The Brad Mehldau Trio is Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums.
Brad Mehldau moved to New York City and first came to prominence as a member of current label mate Joshua Redman’s quartet in the 1990s before becoming a bandleader himself. His trio, which tours the world extensively, made eight acclaimed recordings for Warner Bros., including the five widely praised Art of the Trio albums with former drummer Jorge Rossy, which Nonesuch released as a boxed set in December 2011.
The pianist’s time with Nonesuch has been equally productive, beginning with the solo disc Live in Tokyo and including five trio records—Day Is Done, House on Hill, Live, Ode, and Where Do You Start—as well as a collaboration with soprano Renée Fleming, Love Sublime; a chamber ensemble album, Highway Rider; and two collaborations with label mate Pat Metheny, Metheny Mehldau and Quartet, the latter of which also includes Ballard and Grenadier. In 2011, Nonesuch released Mehldau’s live solo performance on Live in Marciac and his collaborations with genre-crossing musicians Kevin Hays and Patrick Zimmerli on Modern Music. The following year, Nonesuch released Ode, which went on to be nominated for a Grammy, and Where Do You Start. In 2013, Mehldau was featured as a performer and producer on Joshua Redman’s acclaimed Nonesuch release Walking Shadows. His solo on “Sleeping Giant,” on his and Mark Guiliana’s 2014 Nonesuch album Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, was nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo in the 2015 Grammy awards. Nonesuch released the 4-CD 10 Years Solo Live in November 2015; later that year, Mehldau received the Wigmore Medal, the first jazz musician ever to do so. Mehldau was also curator of an annual jazz series at Wigmore Hall from 2009 to 2011, and was the first-ever jazz artist to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, in its 2010–11 season. The Brad Mehldau Trio was named Best International Ensemble at the 2013 Echo Awards, the same year that Where Do You Start was chosen as Album of the Year by the Académie du Jazz.
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