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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - A Pocket Full Of Miracles (1970/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Title: A Pocket Full Of Miracles
Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk, Smooth Soul
Label: © Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Release Date: 1970/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:44:05
Recorded: 1970

A Pocket Full Of Miracles (TS306) is a 1970 album by Motown Records R&B group The Miracles,(AKA "Smokey Robinson & The Miracles") issued on its Tamla subsidiary label, one of three albums the group released that year. This album charted at #56 on the Billboard pop albums chart, and reached the top ten of the magazine's R&B albums chart, peaking at #10. It was released on September 30 of that year. Hit singles on the album included "Point It Out" and the topical Ashford & Simpson written-and-produced song "Who's Gonna Take The Blame", a sad, dark song about a girl that is turned out as a prostitute (unusually serious lyric content for The Miracles). Also included is the charting flip side "Darling Dear", B-side of "Point It Out", which reached # 100 on the Billboard pop chart, and spawned a cover version by The Jackson Five.
The album's name takes its title from the 1961 Frank Capra comedy film Pocketful of Miracles. However, that is where the similarities end. Its cover depicts four of The Miracles, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore,and Ronnie White, sitting inside a huge cartoon "pocket", (thus the name "Pocket Full Of Miracles"). Other original songs in the collection included "Flower Girl", the powerful potential hit "Backfire" (that was not released as a single), and the melancholy "The Reel Of Time". Miracles members Marv Tarplin and Claudette Robinson are featured on the songs "You've Got The Love I Need" (a ballad with rock overtones) and "Don't Take It So Hard", respectively. However, they are not featured on the album's cover (apparently because the "pocket" would then have too many Miracles). Covers include versions of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water", Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown's "Something You Got", included in a medley with The Beatles' "Something", and Smokey's composition for The Temptations, "Get Ready", which features an arrangement borrowed from the Cream hit "Sunshine of Your Love". Motown staff songwriters contributing to this project included Ashford & Simpson, William "Mickey" Stevenson, H. Gordy, R Gordy, R. Jones, and Miracles members Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, and Marv Tarplin.
This album, like several of The Miracles' post-1969 albums, has never been released in the CD format. It was re-released in edited form a few years later, by the defunct independent label Pickwick International, under license from Motown, with a different cover, and the modified name Pocketful.
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Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Sinding: Suite - Itzhak Perlman, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Christian Sinding (1856–1941)
Artist: Itzhak Perlman, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, André Previn
Title: Sibelius: Violin Concerto; Sinding: Suite
Genre: Classical
Label: © Parlophone Records/Warner Classics
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:45:03
Recorded: Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, USA, 23 & 24 February 1979

Jascha Heifetz (1901–1987), whose style and repertoire exerted a decisive influence on most twentieth-century violinists, had an insatiable curiosity for discovering and rehabilitating long-forgotten works. We have Heifetz to thank for having dusted off, and made the first recordings of, Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy and Second Violin Concerto (see volumes 14 and 40), the concertos by Korngold and Conus (volume 27), and the two works featured here. He was also a key source of inspiration to the young Itzhak Perlman, who had not even turned twenty when he made his first recording of Sibelius’s Concerto in D minor (1966, RCA). Thirteen years later, he returned to the work for EMI, this time coupling it to great effect with the Suite in A minor by Christian Sinding, thereby paying tribute to a little-known composer who, alongside Grieg and Sibelius, was in fact one of the most authentic Scandinavian composers of his day.
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Alexander Scriabin - Symphony 1 & 4 - Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/176,4kHz

Сomposer: Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Artist: Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev
Title: Scriabin - Symphony No. 1 / The Poem of Ecstasy
Genre: Classical
Label: © Pentatone Music B.V.
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 176,4kHz/24bit
Source: DSD64
Duration: 01:16:40
Recorded: DZZ Studio 5 in Moscow, Russia in March 2014. Organ has been recorded at the St. Ludwig-Kirche in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany


The Russian National Orchestra wishes to thank Ann and Gordon Getty and the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation for their support of this recording.
In 1899, Scriabin began writing his most ambitious composition to date: the First Symphony. The work still reflects the influence of the traditional four-movement formal scheme. The first movement, in sonata form (Allegro dramatico), is followed by a slow movement (Lento), a scherzo (Vivace) and an Allegro, again in sonata form. But Scriabin also framed the symphony with an introductory movement in a slow tempo and a monumental choral finale with a text of his own composition, and it is this movement that can be said to occupy the work’s interpretational centre of gravity. The First Symphony documents a search for salvation and unification, both of which can only be found in art: “May your mighty and free spirit reign all-powerfully on earth; and humanity, lifted up by you, perform a noble deed. Come all nations of the world and let us sing praises to art!”
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Alexander Scriabin - Symphony 1 & 4 - Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (2015) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Artist: Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev
Title: Scriabin - Symphony No. 1 / The Poem of Ecstasy
Genre: Classical
Label: © Pentatone Music B.V.
Release Date: 2015
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:16:40
Recorded: DZZ Studio 5 in Moscow, Russia in March 2014. Organ has been recorded at the St. Ludwig-Kirche in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany


The Russian National Orchestra wishes to thank Ann and Gordon Getty and the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation for their support of this recording.
In 1899, Scriabin began writing his most ambitious composition to date: the First Symphony. The work still reflects the influence of the traditional four-movement formal scheme. The first movement, in sonata form (Allegro dramatico), is followed by a slow movement (Lento), a scherzo (Vivace) and an Allegro, again in sonata form. But Scriabin also framed the symphony with an introductory movement in a slow tempo and a monumental choral finale with a text of his own composition, and it is this movement that can be said to occupy the work’s interpretational centre of gravity. The First Symphony documents a search for salvation and unification, both of which can only be found in art: “May your mighty and free spirit reign all-powerfully on earth; and humanity, lifted up by you, perform a noble deed. Come all nations of the world and let us sing praises to art!”
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Schumann & Mendelssohn - Piano Concertos - Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antonio Mendez (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Artist: Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antonio Méndez
Title: Schumann & Mendelssohn - Piano Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © LINN Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: LINN
Duration: 60 minutes 55 seconds
Recorded: December 2015, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland


Ingrid performs repertoire that is very close to her heart: concertos by two nineteenth century heavyweights, Schumann and Mendelssohn.
Ingrid brings the lyrical romanticism of Schumann's iconic Piano Concerto to life whilst perfectly navigating the shifting colours and technical demands of this brilliant showpiece. The sparkling passagework and charming melodies which characterise Mendelssohn's innovative G minor concerto demonstrate Ingrid's innate skill and pianistic instinct. Following Ingrid's live performance of the Mendelssohn concerto one critic wrote: ‘In the beautiful second movement, time stood still.'
With both composers giving equal focus to soloist and orchestra, the musicality of the SCO's award-winning musicians shines through as they partner Fliter perfectly. This also marks the recording debut of Antonio Méndez, who is fast becoming one of the most exciting conductors of his generation following engagements with a host of international orchestras.
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Robert Schumann - Das Paradies und die Peri - London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle (2015) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Artist: London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle
Title: Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and the Peri), Op 50 (1843)
Genre: Classical, Oratorio
Label: © LSO Live
Release Date: 2015
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 87 minutes 50 seconds
Recorded live in DSD 128fs, 11 January 2015 at the Barbican, London


In his debut recording on LSO Live, Sir Simon Rattle conducts a stunning performance of Schumann’s rarely recorded Das Paradies und die Peri featuring a superb line-up of soloists. Rattle is well-known for being a champion of this rarely-heard work, and yet this is the first audio recording he has made of it. Here it is brought to life by the LSO under his baton, and the starry line-up makes the best possible case for Schumann's great oratorio. Sir Simon says of the piece, 'It's the great masterpiece you've never heard, and there aren't many of those now.... This is just something else, a complete anomaly if you think about it. In Schumann's life it was the most popular piece he ever wrote, it was performed endlessly. Every composer loved it. Wagner wrote how jealous he was that Schumann had done it and he'd stolen this subject that he wanted to do and how extraordinary it was... It was a playground for composers and the piece was extraordinary.'
Based on an episode from Thomas Moore's epic poem Lalla Rookh, itself inspired by exotic, colourful tales taken from Persian mythology, Das Paradies und die Peri reflects the 19th-century craze for all thing Oriental. Completed in 1843, Schumann's 'secular oratorio' tells how the Peri, a legendary creature, was expelled from paradise and follows her quest to redeem herself by giving the gift that is most dear to heaven. Writing about the work in a letter to a friend, Schumann said, 'at the moment I'm involved in a large project, the largest I've yet undertaken - it's not an opera - I believe it's well-nigh a new genre for the concert hall.' Conceived in three beautifully sequenced parts, it is unlike any oratorio of Schumann's day. Sustained melodic invention is clear throughout, with Peri's high C in the final forming a deftly timed climax. Soprano Sally Matthews gives a soaring performance as the Peri, showcasing Schumann's imaginative and emotive vocal writing, while there are also superb supporting performances from Mark Padmore, Kate Royal, Andrew Staples and Florian Boesch.
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Robert Schumann - Cello Concerto, Piano Trio No.1 - Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Pablo Heras Casado, Freiburger Barockorchester (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Artist: Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Pablo Heras Casado, Freiburger Barockorchester
Title: Schumann - Cello Concerto, Piano Trio No.1
Genre: Classical
Label: © Harmonia Mundi
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 54:50
Recorded: mai, août, septembre 2014, Teldex Studio, Berlin

This final instalment in our trilogy devoted to the complete concertos and trios of Schumann spotlights the cello of Jean-Guihen Queyras. The Cello Concerto, though energetically championed by Clara Schumann, suffered from delays in publication and was not premiered until after the composer’s death. Interpreted in the same poetic spirit as its two predecessors, this third volume concludes an adventure that has changed for ever the way we listen to Schumann.
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Franz Schubert - Impromptus, Piano pieces & Variations - Steven Osborne (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Artist: Steven Osborne
Title: Schubert - Impromptus, Piano pieces & Variations
Genre: Classical
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records
Duration: 75 minutes 56 seconds
Recorded: December 2014, Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom

Steven Osborne shines in lyrical new performances of seven of Schubert’s greatest late works for piano, plus the extended Hüttenbrenner Variations of 1817.
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Sarah Vaughan - Live At Rosy's (1978/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Sarah Vaughan
Title: Live At Rosy's
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Label: © 2xHD/Resonance Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:27:05
Recorded: Rosy's Jazz Club, New Orleans on May 31, 1978

"This recording celebrates the genius that was Sarah Vaughan. Recorded live in concert in May 31, 1978 at the celebrated New Orleans jazz club Rosy’s, it represents two sets containing 87 minutes of music, that were never before released. The rhythm section (or as Sassy put it ‘my trio’) was extremely tight, made up of pianist and arranger Carl Schroeder, bassist Walter Booker and legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb (Miles Davis Kind of Blue). This band played hundreds of performances around the globe with Sarah Vaughan and in the recordings, in this set; these three masters’ empathy with one another and their consummate cohesiveness as a unit are undeniable.
This is truly a rare collector’s recording."
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Santana - Santana IV (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Santana
Title: Santana IV
Genre: Rock, Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Guitar Virtuoso, Latin Rock
Label: © Santana IV Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:15:25
Recorded: 2014–2015, Audio Mix House, Las Vegas, NV; Tarpan Studios, San Rafael, CA, The Bubble Studio, Austin, TX; Notify Studios, St. Louis, MI


Two years in the making, Santana IV marks the reunion of nearly all members of the 1971-1972 band, arguably its greatest lineup. Carlos Santana, conguero Michael Carabello, organist/lead vocalist Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve, and guitarist Neal Schon cut the landmark Santana III in 1971. It was a short-lived group as Schon and Rolie would depart in early 1973 to form Journey. Filling out the lineup are Carlos' longtime bassist Benny Rietveld and second percussionist Karl Perazza. Unlike the reunions of most classic rockers, this one proves its musical mettle, even when the album gives in to excess. The interplay between the guitarists is fiery, while Rolie and Shrieve have never been less than inspiring. The former is a far better (more expressive) vocalist than he was in his youth.
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