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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto & Serenade melancolique - Itzhak Perlman, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Artist: Itzhak Perlman, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy
Title: Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto & Sérénade mélancolique
Genre: Classical
Label: © Parlophone Records/Warner Classics
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:46:48
Recorded: The “Old Met”, Philadelphia, 11 & 13 November 1978


It has to be the most popular violin concerto of all — by turns captivating, moving and flamboyant. Almost every virtuoso has recorded it at least once. And it was with this work that an eighteen-year-old violinist by the name of Itzhak Perlman would make the very first recording of his career, with the London Symphony Orchestra and Alfred Wallenstein (1964), returning to the studio in the years to come to set down three further versions of the same concerto. We are, of course, talking about Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35. Between the recording he made with the Boston Symphony conducted by Erich Leinsdorf (RCA, 1967), and his live version with the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta in Leningrad (EMI, 1990; see volume 45), Perlman added this third interpretation to his recorded catalogue. This concerto more than any other has accompanied him throughout his career. Indeed, he’s often claimed that he could play it virtually in his sleep. It could even be seen as emblematic of his style, given both the prodigiously virtuosic demands it makes on the performer and its charismatic warmth.
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Symphonies & Manfred - London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
Artist: London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch
Title: Tchaikovsky - The Symphonies & Manfred
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 05:10:15
Recorded: Wembley Town Hall, London, 9–12 January 1962 (No.6), 19–21 October 1963 (No.4), 3–6 March 1965 (No.3), 6–12 March 1965 (No.2), 16–19 February 1966 (No.1), 19–25 February 1966 (No.5); Brent Town Hall, Wembley, London, 13 & 14 November 1963 (Manfred)

This set contains the complete cycle of Tchaikovsky's symphonies, recorded by legendary conductor Igor Markevitch and the London Symphony Orchestra at Wembley Town Hall in London between 1962 and 1966. The highly acclaimed programme also features the Manfred as a bonus, which was not included on the original box set release.
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The Bolshoi Experience: Highlights from Russian Operas, Vol. 2 - Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Alexander Vedernikov (2009) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Modest Mussorgsky(1839-1881), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Artist: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Alexander Vedernikov
Title: The Bolshoi Experience: Highlights from Russian Operas, Vol. 2
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © Pentatone Music B.V.
Release Date: 2006
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:00:14
Recorded: Moscow, November 2005 & February 2006


Traditionally, since the middle of the 18th century, Russian opera had been influenced by the Italians, just as the music world as a whole had been strongly oriented towards that country during the empire of the czars. For Russian composers, this meant that they have to battle incessantly for the recognition of their musical identity, which was not surprising in a country where many prominent families felt more at home speaking French than Russian. In his operas A Life for the Czar (1836), and Ruslan and Lyudmila (1841), Michael Glinka laid a foundation for the national opera culture, and Alexander Dargomishky followed his example. However, their music was still strongly influenced by foreign works; the torch was then taken over by Alexander Borodin and a few others, who grouped together under the name Moguchaya Kuchka (the ‘mighty handful’). Their main objective was to develop an authentic idiom, based on Russian folklore music. In addition, they strove to create a high degree of realism in the music drama. They were successful at this, even though at times hindered in the realization of their intentions by a lack of professional training of various members.
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The Animals - The Animals (1964/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Animals
Title: The Animals
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, British Blues, Rock & Roll
Label: © ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
Release Date: 1964/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 41:50
Recorded: 1964


The Animals is the self-titled American debut album from British invasion group, The Animals. Released in late summer 1964, the album introduced the States to the "drawling, dirty R&B sound (with the emphasis on the B)" that typified the group. The album featured many R&B standards, written by the likes of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and John Lee Hooker, as well as the classic #1 hit single "House of the Rising Sun", here presented in its truncated-for-radio form (it would be restored to full length on the February 1966 compilation The Best of The Animals). The British album The Animals was released a month later, the group's debut album there albeit with substantially differing contents.
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The Animals - Animal Tracks (1965/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Animals
Title: Animal Tracks
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, British Blues, Rock & Roll
Label: © ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
Release Date: 1965/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 48:07
Recorded: 1964-1965


Led off by the huge hit and rock radio staple We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, the third American album from the Animals, released in 1965, also contains the number three single Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood. One of three Animals records produced by Mickie Most (Herman’s Hermits, the Yardbirds, Donovan), Animal Tracks has never been available in any digital format. Now remastered using transfers from the original first generation mono tapes, this reissue includes five bonus rare or previously unreleased versions, notably the non-album song It’s My Life, another top 10.
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Terje Rypdal - Odyssey: In Studio & In Concert (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Terje Rypdal
Title: Odyssey: In Studio & In Concert
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Jazz Rock, Third Stream, Guitar Jazz, Modern Creative
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 02:35:12
Recorded: Odyssey recorded August 1975 at Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo; Unfinished Highballs recorded June 1976, Swedish Radio Estrad, Södertälje

Terje Rypdal‘s Odyssey: In Studio & In Concert is a very special release. It includes not only the complete Odyssey album (recorded 1975) in high-resolution audio (Studio Master) for the first time (restoring the long track Rolling Stone to its rightful place), but also a full disc of previously unreleased material on which Terje Rypdal s Odyssey band is augmented by the Swedish Radio Jazz Group in a 1976 live performance of Rypdal s suite Unfinished Highballs.
In the liner notes, Rypdal tells John Kelman, Odyssey was my first major band, and the music was different too because, more and more, I was writing music in two layers one thing going on with the bass and drums, and rubato playing layered over the top. It was the first time I d to connect with a band, more about writing together with improvisation. It was a challenge; I was trying to bring together the composer and the player. Rypdal s ideas of form and freedom are beautifully sculpted and registered in Manfred Eicher s widescreen production.
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Thomas Tallis - Ave, rosa sine spinis & other sacred music - The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585)
Artist: The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood
Title: Tallis - Ave, rosa sine spinis & other sacred music
Genre: Classical, Choral
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records
Duration: 73 minutes 41 seconds
Recorded: November 2013, Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom

The Cardinall’s Musick and their inspirational director Andrew Carwood present a further volume of their Gramophone-Award-winning series of Tallis’s sacred music.
This new album contains some of the most sublime music of the entire period, performed with The Cardinall’s Musick’s familiar committed, full-blooded and beautiful singing. In including both Tallis’s English and Latin settings, it demonstrates the composer’s mastery of the changing edicts imposed on him from above in this turbulent time.
Informative and scholarly booklet notes by Andrew Carwood place the music in its historical and liturgical context.
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