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Edvard Grieg: Piano Sonata, Op. 7 / Georges Bizet: Nocturne & Variations Chromatiques - Glenn Gould (1973/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Glenn Gould's First Recordings Of Grieg And Bizet (Grieg: Piano Sonata, Op. 7; Bizet: Nocturne & Variations Chromatiques)
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1973/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:44:51
Recorded: 1971, 1972

Gould as an “incorrigible romantic.” Instead of Schumann, Chopin, or Liszt he selected two unimaginably obscure rarities, referring to Grieg as a personal ancestor (“the composer was a cousin of my maternal great-grandfather”) and to Bizet’s Variations chromatiques as “one of the very few masterpieces for solo piano to emerge from the third quarter of the nineteenth century.”
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Glenn Gould - Canadian Music in the 20th Century (1967/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Oskar Morawetz (1917-2007), István Anhalt (1919-2012), Jacques Hétu (1938-2010)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Canadian Music in the 20th Century
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1967/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:39:06
Recorded: 1966, 1967

“Canada’s a place to live comfortably, amicably, and with reasonable anonymity.” Thus Gould's response to a Toronto Telegram survey on “Canada Day.” The recording of these three works appeared during Canada’s centennial celebrations on 1 July 1967. A fourth piece, Ombres by Barbara Pentland, was recorded but not released until 1992.
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Glauco Venier - Miniatures: Music For Piano And Percussion (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Glauco Venier
Title: Miniatures: Music For Piano And Percussion
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:54:51
Recorded: December 2013 Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano

For Friulian pianist Glauco Venier, Miniatures – his first solo album for ECM - is a kind of journal or diary, atmospherically reflecting upon early memories, early experiences of music, and in turn casting its own quiet spell:
“I grew up in a very small village in northern Italy, and I’m still living there. The Adriatic Sea is nearby, then rivers, lakes, hills. There’s a lot of silence.” There were no brass bands, he explains, in Gradisca di Sedegliano. “My approach to music, when I first discovered it, was through the organ in the local church. And I fell in love with that sound, and with the composers of music for the organ…I have memories, good memories, of playing the organ in the church, in the dark, through the cold winters.” He went on to study organ at the conservatory of Udine, immersing himself in the world of the Italian Renaissance and baroque composers and then working onward through the history of music for organ, concluding his studies with the works of Olivier Messiaen. Before jazz became the focus of his life, he emphasizes, there was church music. “And I think you can hear that in this recording, even if I’m playing modern chords or improvising, in the approach and the feeling, an influence from older music is there.”
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Garbage - Strange Little Birds (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Garbage
Title: Strange Little Birds
Genre: Pop Rock, Dance Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Label: © Stunvolume Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 52:47
Recorded: 2013–15, Grunge Is Dead; Red Razor Sounds, Los Angeles, United States

Garbage made their comeback in 2012, returning to action after a seven-year hiatus with Not Your Kind of People. Strange Little Birds arrived four years later -- a gap that's just over half the length of their hiatus -- and it plays as a continuation of its predecessor, a record that draws a conscious bridge to the band's '90s heyday. If Garbage are no longer opting in with new trends, they're also not grasping at elusive straws from the past: Strange Little Birds is a comfortable record, an album from a band that embraces its signatures and limitations. As they're a group of studio musicians, Garbage still thrill with the possibilities of recording, loading each track with all manner of trickery -- showiness that envelops, not alienates. Part of the pleasure of listening to Garbage is how their form is their substance: it's about lush, dark waves of sounds as much as it is pop hooks. Shirley Manson may tackle risky sociological or personal issues in her lyrics, but how she sings is paramount, how her voice alternately soars above and is subsumed by the washes of treated guitars. Strange Little Birds showcases this narcotic pull so well because it doesn't push at the edges of the band's sound: it embraces this ebb and flow. Such modesty doesn't mean Garbage settle for the expected -- they can achieve a sultry slow burn on "If I Lost You" -- but the impressive thing about Strange Little Birds is how it feels simultaneously familiar and fresh, a record that echoes the past without being trapped by it. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Etta James - At Last! (1961/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Etta James
Title: At Last!
Genre: Blues, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues
Label: © Argo Records/Geffen Records
Release Date: 1961/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 28:58
Recorded: January – October 1960

At Last! is the debut studio album by American blues and soul artist Etta James, which includes the title song "At Last". The album was released on Argo Records in November of 1960 and was produced by Phil and Leonard Chess. The original release contained four of James' hits on the Rhythm and Blues Records Chart between 1960 and 1961. It was her first of five studio albums James would release on the Argo label. At Last! was ranked at #119 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2012.
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