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Camargo Guarnieri - Symphonies Nos.2 & 3 - Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, John Neschling (2002) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Camargo Guarnieri (1907-1993)
Artist: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, John Neschling
Title: Guarnieri: Symphonies Nos.2 & 3
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2002
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44.1kHz/20bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 75:13
Recorded: February 2001 al lhe Sala São Paulo, Brazil

This disc must be counted among the most interesting and important releases of the year. Brazilian composer Camargo Guarnieri (his real first name was Mozart, and he had three brothers: Bellini, Rossini, and Verdi) appears from time to time on pops programs, represented by some cute little Brazilian dance miniature, but he was in truth a major composer, and a symphonist of extraordinary mastery and confidence. While remaining true to his nationalist roots, his style owes nothing to that of Villa-Lobos, being far more disciplined and neo-classical in outlook. He shares something of the motoric drive and enthusiasm for counterpoint of Honegger, the folk-inspired melodic character of Bartók, and the plain-spoken directness of Copland. The result sounds like no one else and makes for some very satisfying listening.
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Edvard Grieg - Complete Symphonic Works Vol.5 - Camilla Tilling, Tom Erik Lie, WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln, Eivind Aadland (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Artist: Camilla Tilling, Tom Erik Lie, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Eivind Aadland
Title: Grieg - Complete Symphonic Works Vol.V
Genre: Classical
Label: © Audite Musikproduktion
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: audite.de
Duration: 01:06:24
Recorded: Klaus-von-Bismark-Saal, Köln, October 1-6, 2012 (The Mountain Thrall | Two Lyric Pieces), December 9 -13, 2013 (Norwegian Dances), February 25, 2014 (Dance of the Mountain King’s Daughter | At the Wedding), November 3-4, 2014


Soprano Camilla Tilling plays a leading part in the fifth and final volume of audite's complete
recording of Edvard Grieg's orchestral works: although Grieg drew on his own songs with
orchestra or piano for the Six Orchestral Songs, this set forms an independent, elegiacally-hued
cycle reflecting the core of Grieg's personality. It includes not only two songs from the incidental
music to Peer Gynt (Solveig's Song and Solveig's Lullaby) but also transcriptions of solemn piano
songs such as the Roman ballad From Monte Pincio, or the memory of the short-lived Norwegian patriot Henrik Wergeland, to whom the final song (sung by Tom Erik Lie) is dedicated. This recording gathers several important examples of the less familiar Edvard Grieg as composer of songs with orchestra.
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Edvard Grieg - Complete Symphonic Works Vol.4 - Herbert Schuch, WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln, Eivind Aadland (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Artist: Herbert Schuch, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Eivind Aadland
Title: Grieg - Complete Symphonic Works Vol.IV
Genre: Classical
Label: © Audite Musikproduktion
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44.1kHz/24bit
Source: audite.de
Duration: 01:02:40
Recorded: Philharmonie Köln, December 9-13, 2013 (Symphonie) February 24-26, 2014 (Piano Concerto)


The fourth volume of audite's complete recording of Edvard Grieg's orchestral works with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and the conductor Eivind Aadland combines the most popular work by the Norwegian national composer with his least known: the Piano Concerto in A minor, performed here by Herbert Schuch, represented the 25-year-old Grieg's breakthrough to international fame and is one of a handful of great piano concertos on which every pianist is judged. In the concerto, the influence of Schumann, his great model (Grieg had, after all, studied in Leipzig), is combined with that of Norwegian folk music - for the first time in a work by Grieg these national elements can be detected, which enthused not only his compatriots but also his wider European audience.
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Grateful Dead - 1978-07-08 - Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Morrison, CO (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Grateful Dead
Title: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 7/8/78
Genre: Rock
Label: © Grateful Dead Productions/Rhino Entertainment
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: Pono
Duration: 02:50:02
Recorded: 1978/07/08, Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Morrison, CO


In the history of Grateful Dead performances, 1978 is widely praised as one of the group's finest years. It was certainly one of the busiest with the band playing more than 80 shows, including a trio of historic dates at the Gizah pyramids in Egypt, as well as releasing its tenth studio album, Shakedown Street. This three album-set set marks the official debut of the Dead's first-ever performances at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, two shows that are also highly sought-after by Dead Heads. The performance is drawn from the band's master soundboard recordings each newly mixed and mastered by Jeffrey Norman, and include many of the songs that define this era of the band; such as the classics 'Berta', 'Dire Wolf' and 'Sugar Magnolia'. The band also showcase a rare cover the Warren Zevon classic 'Werewolves of London'.
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Golfam Khayam, Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Golfam Khayam, Mona Matbou Riahi
Title: Narrante
Genre: Jazz, Folk Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Persian Classical
Label: © ECM Records GmbH
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:55:54
Recorded: July 2015, Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano

Narrante is the fascinating ECM debut album of two Iranian musicians, Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi, otherwise known as the Naqsh Duo. The guitarist and clarinettist, both born in Tehran, have established a shared musical language which draws upon their individual experiences with contemporary composition and improvisation and reflects upon – and transforms – elements of their homeland’s rich traditions…
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Gene Harris Quartet - Live in London (2008) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Gene Harris Quartet
Title: Live in London
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz, Standards
Label: © Resonance Records
Release Date: 2008
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:02:31
Recorded: Pizza Express, London, May, 1996


Gene Harris recorded extensively from the time he came out of retirement to his untimely death in early 2000. This previously unissued concert, from 1996 at London's Pizza Express, features the pianist with a group of British musicians (guitarist Jim Mullen, bassist Andrew Clyendert, and drummer Martin Drew, the latter worked extensively with Oscar Peterson) who were chosen prior to his arrival in England. Though the musicians had not played together as a regular group, they gelled rather well as a unit. This hour-plus set starts with an invigorating, extended workout of "(There Is) No Greater Love." His jaunty, rollicking setting of Thelonious Monk's "Blue Monk" is bluesy and swinging. Harris changes gears to offer a subtle, lyrical, solo interpretation of "My Funny Valentine"; from there he segues into Duke Ellington's "In a Mellow Tone" and slowly builds it from a whisper to the boiling point. A shimmering "Misty" and a lively impromptu blues close this excellent set. --AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden
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Gene Harris Quartet - Another Night in London (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Gene Harris Quartet
Title: Another Night in London
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz, Standards
Label: © Resonance Records
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:01:09
Recorded: Pizza Express, London, May, 1996

Lured out of retirement by bassist Ray Brown after taking extensive time off from the road, pianist Gene Harris recorded extensively from the mid-'80s until shortly before his untimely death in early 2000. This is the second Resonance CD to come from a 1996 engagement at London's Pizza Express, features the pianist with a group of European musicians (Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen plus two Englishmen, bassist Andrew Clyendert and drummer Martin Drew, the latter of whom worked extensively with Oscar Peterson). While they had not played together prior to this engagement, they are very much on the same wavelength. "Sweet Georgia Brown" opens softly, with Mullen showing a funky touch, but as the piece develops Harris takes hold with his driving soulful technique. The breezy setting of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova "Meditation" sounds like the musicians have spent a lot of time in Rio de Janeiro, swinging it with boundless energy. Harris injects a good deal of humor into his bluesy take of the standard "Lady Be Good," with ample use of tremolo. The set closes with a rollicking, blues-drenched interpretation of "Georgia on My Mind" (which Mullen manages to fill with hilarious quotes, including John Philip Souza's "The Stars and Stripes Forever") that must have left the audience begging for more. One can only hope more music from this booking emerges on Resonance in the near future. --AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden
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Gary Numan - Telekon (1980/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Gary Numan
Title: Telekon
Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave, Synth Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock
Label: © Beggars Banquet Records
Release Date: 1980/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:20:28
Recorded: 1980 at Rock City Studios, Shepperton and Matrix Studios, London


Gary Numan's follow-up to the flawless The Pleasure Principle was 1980's Telekon. Although it was another mega-hit back home in England (his third consecutive number one album), Numan could not follow up his massive new wave hit "Cars" in the United States, where he was unjustly slapped with the one-hit-wonder tag. Telekon would also turn out to be the last true classic Numan album, as monetary problems and an unfocused attempt to try different musical forms (as well as a short-lived retirement) would steer him away from his original vision. Although Telekon was indeed a strong album, it could have been even stronger if it included the U.K. Top Ten singles "I Die: You Die" and "We Are Glass" (both were recorded during the Telekon sessions). Numan experimented with funk for the first time in his career ("Remind Me to Smile"), but there were still plenty of chilling synth excursions to keep the Numan faithful satisfied -- "This Wreckage," "The Aircrash Bureau," "I'm an Agent," and "I Dream of Wires" are all choice cuts. The 1998 Beggars Banquet re-release eventually did include both the U.K. singles, as well as several other rarities, including a bare "piano version" of "Down in the Park." --AllMusic Review by Greg Prato
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Gade, Lange-Muller, Langgaard - Danish Romantic Piano Trios - The Danish Piano Trio (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Peter Lange-Müller (1853-1926), Niels Wilhelm Gade (1817-1890), Rued Langgaard (1893-1952)
Artist: The Danish Piano Trio
Title: Gade, Lange-Müller, Langgaard - Danish Romantic Piano Trios
Genre: Classical
Label: Dacapo Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:14:50
Recorded at the concert hall of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, on 12, 13 and 19-21 April 2014

This debut album of The Danish Piano Trio presents a fascinating string of Romantic trios. From the perfectly balanced world of Danish music’s ‘godfather’ Niels W. Gade over the sensitive and dramatic turn-of-the-century art of P.E. Lange-Müller, the album concludes with the beautiful single-movement Mountain Flowers from 1908 by the hyper-Romantic prodigy Rued Langgaard.
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Freddie Hubbard - The Hub of Hubbard (1970/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Freddie Hubbard
Title: The Hub of Hubbard
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop
Label: © MPS - Musik Produktion Schwarzwald | Edel Germany GmbH
Release Date: 1970/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: DSD64
Duration: 35:03
Recorded: December 9, 1969, MPS-Studio, Villingen, Black Forrest, Germany


In 1970 Freddie Hubbard’s career reached a crossroads. Ten years after the trumpeter had released his debut album “Open Sesame” he could already take stock in an impressive array of achievements: around a dozen albums under his own name for Blue Note and Atlantic, participation in ground-breaking free jazz albums by Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, the development of an original sound somewhere between hard bop, soul, and fusion. From there he broke out and into his popular phase with CTI Records. At the same time this MPS album loomed on the horizon as a milestone. Hubbard recorded the album at the MPS studios in Villingen, Germany during a break in his European tour, thus we get to experience a musician and his world-class quintet spontaneously interacting in an open setting. Those who are familiar with the many dreamy versions of the standard “Without a Song” will be thrilled with this 13-minute escapade spotlighting the band’s unbridled play. Hubbard’s dialogue with saxophonist Eddie Daniels and drummer Louis Hayes’ powerful impulse crown the piece. The energy and enthusiasm increases on “Just One of Those Things”, as the players unleash an incredible chain of hard-bopping staccato lines. Hubbard dedicates the playful “Blues For Duane” to his son; bassist Richard Davis grounds the piece in a light-hearted, earthy feel. Hubbard reveals his radiant melodic prowess as he interprets “The Things We Did Last Summer” in broadly swinging arcs, congenially supported by Roland Hanna’s piano harmonies. Davis has another shining moment as he brings the piece to an end with just the right pensive touch.
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