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Ismael Margain, Guillaume Bellom - Schubert (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Artist: Ismaël Margain, Guillaume Bellom
Title: Schubert
Genre: Classical
Label: © Aparté Music
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:18:58
Recorded: l’atelier Cortambert de la Fondation Singer-Polignac en juillet 2012


'Friendship and complicity' could have been the title of this recording, made by two fine young musicians, both aged only 20.
Ismaël Margain (prize-winner in the Long-Thibaud competition 2012) and Guillaume Bellom (piano prize, Besançon Young Musicians competition 2008) illustrate the intimacy and the close sharing of musical pleasure that are major features of Schubert's piano duets.
The composer produced 32 original compositions for piano four-hands that include some of the finest ever written, among which are the three masterpieces presented here: highly Romantic, almost symphonic works, with stormy episodes and poignant melodies of which melancholy is a dominant feature.
Revealed by the Deauville Festival and the Polignac Foundation, this talented young duo, with its rare, and heart-warming, complicity, will undoubtedly go far.
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Paul Hindemith - Complete Piano Sonatas - Glenn Gould (1973/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Hindemith - Complete Piano Sonatas
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1973/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:05:36
Recorded: 1966, 1967, 1973


The Schoenberg cycle now completed, Gould turned to another 20thcentury master whom he had warmly revered for years: Paul Hindemith. He had already played Hindemith’s Third Sonata in his very first radio recital (on 24 December 1950), disclosing in this work a quality readily attributable to his own playing: “Repose—which, when properly adduced, is the true amalgam of ecstasy and reason.”
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Paul Hindemith - Das Marienleben, Op. 27 - Glenn Gould, Roxolana Roslak (1978/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Artist: Glenn Gould, Roxolana Roslak
Title: Hindemith: Das Marienleben for Soprano & Piano, Op. 27
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1978/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:18:55
Recorded: 1976, 1977


Whether there really was “an affair” between Gould and the Canadian soprano Roxolana Roslak, as record producer Andrew Kazdin vaguely intimated, is a matter of conjecture. But there can be no doubt that Hindemith’s Rilke cycle, with its blend of religious mystique and subliminal eroticism, was another fin-de-siècle work for which Gould had always felt a secret rapport.
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Paul Hindemith - Complete Sonatas for Brass and Piano - Glenn Gould, Members of The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble (1976/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Artist: Glenn Gould, Members of The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Title: Hindemith - Complete Sonatas for Brass and Piano
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1976/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:22:48
Recorded: 1975, 1976


The recording of Hindemith’s sonatas for brass instruments with members of the Philadelphia Brass Ensemble was a brain-child of record producer Andrew Kazdin to which Gould agreed instantaneously and whole-heartedly. In the middle of the recording session, tragedy struck: his mother died on 26 July 1975.
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Hideo Shiraki Quintet + 3 Koto Girls - Sakura Sakura (1965/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Hideo Shiraki Quintet + 3 Koto Girls
Title: Sakura Sakura
Genre: Jazz, Modal Jazz, Free Jazz, World Fusion
Label: © MPS - Musik Produktion Schwarzwald | Edel Germany GmbH
Release Date: 1965/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 37:54
Recorded: Berlin, November 1, 1965

Adulated in his native Japan, drummer Hideo Shiraki led the most famous Japanese jazz group of the early 60’s. His combining jazz and traditional Japanese music brought him an invitation to the 1965 Berlin Jazz Festival and a record date. Three women playing Koto, the traditional Japanese stringed instrument, accompanied the quintet. The results: world music that works. Known in the West as ‘the Cherry Blossom Song’, the traditional Sakura Sakura finds Shiraki employing mallets, fingers, brushes, and sticks in combination with the Kyoto players as jazz and tradition blend. Yosakoi Bushi means ‘better come at night to make love’. There’s a feel of bluesy early Coltrane in the relaxed swing and soprano solo. Yamanaka Bushi is a song from the Yamanaka Onsen, or hot springs. The quintet bathes in the song’s heat, as a young Terumasa Hino displays why he’s a world-renowned trumpeter. Matsuri No Genzo conjures the images of a rural temple feast. After a haunting Koto refrain, everyone has a taste, and Shiraki’s play makes sure there are no leftovers. Hino takes the melody and solos exquisitely on his ballad Alone, Alone And Alone. Suwa is another Hino piece. The Koto takes on an almost Avant-garde role here, with an electronic-sounding accompaniment to the muted trumpet melody. An amazing coalescence of the serene traditional music of Japan and the youthful vitality of jazz.
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Herbie Hancock and Foday Musa Suso - Village Life (1985/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Herbie Hancock and Foday Musa Suso
Title: Village Life
Genre: Jazz, World Music, Electro, Funk, Fusion, Post Bop, Piano Jazz
Label: © Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1985/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:40:37
Recorded: CBS/Sony Studios, Shinano-Machi, Tokyo on August 7, 8 & 9, 1984

This quiet, lovely record, in which the Gambian kora virtuoso Foday Musa Suso is given equal billing, was generally ignored when it came out, probably because it fit no one's preconceived idioms -- be they jazz, funk, MTV, or even world music. The only performers are Hancock on a detunable Yamaha DX-1 synthesizer and drum machine and Suso spinning his webs of delicate sound on the zither-like kora, vocalizing a bit and playing a talking drum -- all in real time in a Tokyo studio. The results are absolutely mesmerizing, with Herbie aligning himself perfectly within Suso's unusual, complex rhythmic conceptions and folk-like harmonies. On the 20-minute "Kanatente," Hancock does introduce some of his own advanced harmonic ideas, and he contrasts and interweaves them with Suso's deceptively simple lines in a splendid jam session that eventually ends in a dance that can only be described as Gambian funk. This music generates the same feeling of ecstatic well-being as an Indian raga -- and even hardcore jazz fans may find themselves seduced against their will. --AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell

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Herbie Hancock - Quartet (1982/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Herbie Hancock
Title: Quartet
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz
Label: © Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1982/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:08:15
Recorded: July 28, 1981, Sony CBS Studios, Shinanomachi, Tokyo

This is an extremely symbolic album, for Herbie Hancock and the V.S.O.P. rhythm section essentially pass the torch of the '80s acoustic jazz revival to the younger generation, as personified by then 19-year-old Wynton Marsalis. Recorded during a break on a tour of Japan, a month before Marsalis made his first Columbia album, the technically fearless teenaged trumpeter mostly plays the eager student, imitating Miles, Freddie Hubbard, and Clifford Brown, obviously relishing the challenge of keeping up with his world-class cohorts. Things start out conventionally enough with a couple of Monk standards, and then they progress into the mid-'60s Miles Davis post-bop zone, with Ron Carter and Tony Williams driving Marsalis and Hancock relentlessly forward. Several staples from the Miles/V.S.O.P. repertoire turn up ("The Eye of the Hurricane," "The Sorcerer," "Pee Wee"), and there is one wistful ballad, "I Fall in Love Too Easily," where Marsalis sounds a bit callow, not yet the master colorist. Hancock remains a complex, stimulating acoustic pianist, the years of disco having taken no toll whatsoever on his musicianship. This looked like it would be a Japan-only release, but since the buzz on Marsalis was so loud, CBS put it out in the U.S. in 1982, fanning the flames even more. --AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell
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Herbie Hancock - Monster (1980/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Herbie Hancock
Title: Monster
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Funk, Post Bop, Piano Jazz, Fusion
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1980/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:15:31
Recorded: 1979-1980, The Village Recorder, Los Angeles; United Western Studios, LA; The Automatt, San Francisco
Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios, New York

Despite the PR hype about this being Herbie Hancock's first "rock" album, Monster is really another disco album, though more varied in texture, somewhat more subtle in execution, and blessedly rid of those vocoder vocals, though not of the real ones. "Saturday Night," despite the distinctive presence of Carlos Santana, sets the album's dancefloor tone. The rock element is supposedly supplied by Hancock on the newly developed Clavitar, where try as he might to articulate like a guitarist, the sound is still that of a mutated synthesizer. Alphonze Mouzon is on drums, and guitarist Wah Wah Watson has a field day on his eponymous specialty. --AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell
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Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Sonatas - Glenn Gould (1958/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Haydn, Mozart - Piano Sonatas
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1958/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Mono (#4-8)/Stereo (#1-3) 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:43:19
Recorded: 1958

Gould later re-recorded both sonatas (see Nos. 40 and 64a). The comparison is shocking, especially in the case of K. 330: the earlier recording is almost five minutes longer! “I think the two versions simply reflect the different pulse rates I had when I played them at the sessions.” Mozart’s Fantasy and Fugue, in contrast, remained unique: Gould never turned to it again.
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Joseph Haydn - The Six Last Sonatas - Glenn Gould (1982/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Haydn - The Six Last Sonatas
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1982/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:20:18
Recorded: 1981

After Eaton’s Auditorium finally shut down in autumn 1980, Gould seemed to lose all interest in making recordings—until CBS producer Samuel H. Carter told him about the Sony PCM 1600, the first digital recording device. Gould immediately declared his willingness to launch a new project on short notice, even if it meant returning to the New York studio to make this recording of Haydn’s six late piano sonatas.
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