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Christopher Rouse - Orchestral Works - New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Christopher Rouse (b.1949)
Artist: New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert
Title: Rouse - Odna Zhizn, Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4, Prospero's Rooms
Genre: Classical
Label: © www.dacapo-records.dk
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:16:12
Recorded: Odna Zhizn - February 20, 2010; Symphony No. 3 - June 20, 2013; Symphony No. 4 - June 5, 2014; Prospero’s Rooms - April 17, 2013 at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City

This album presents four world premiere recordings of works by Christopher Rouse (b. 1949), the New York Philharmonic’s second Marie-Josée Kravis Composer- in-Residence, three of them composed for the Orchestra and Music Director Alan Gilbert. Taken together, the Fourth Symphony, Prospero’s Rooms, and Odna Zhizn bear witness to a remarkable period of artistic collaboration between the legendary Orchestra, its celebrated Music Director, and one of today’s most evocative American composers.
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Robert Horton - The Man Called Shenandoah (1965/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Robert Horton
Title: The Man Called Shenandoah
Genre: Country, Country Pop, Folk, Bluegrass, Soundtrack
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1965/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 33:55
Recorded: 1965

A Man Called Shenandoah is an American western series that aired Monday evenings on ABC-TV from September 13, 1965 to September 5, 1966. It was produced by MGM Television. Some of the location work for the 34 half-hour black and white episodes was filmed in California's High Sierras and Mojave Desert. When reruns aired on Turner Network Television in the 1990s, only 29 of the 34 episodes were rebroadcast. In February 2014, Warner Archive Instant offered all 34 uncut episodes as part of their streaming service, but they still are not available on DVD. The series starred Robert Horton, who had costarred on Wagon Train from 1957 to 1962. He left that series, vowing to never do another television western, but agreed to star in A Man Called Shenandoah because he felt the show would be a great opportunity for him as an actor. The series, set in 1870, is about an amnesiac facing hardship and danger while trying to unravel his identity and his past. Similar plots have frequently been used in films and television before and since, most recently in the 2015 NBC drama Blindspot.
The show's theme song was the traditional American folk tune "Oh Shenandoah", with new, specialized lyrics written by Horton himself. Horton, who had performed in musical theater, also sang the song. His recording became a Columbia single in 1965. It is from Horton's Columbia album The Man Called Shenandoah (Cs-9208, stereo; Cl-2408, mono; both 1965). The series is surprisingly popular on Rhodesian Television (RTV) in central Africa, and the song, reworked by local talent Nick Taylor, reached Number 3 on the Rhodesian Broadcasting Corporation hit parade.
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien; 1812 Overture - Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan (1967/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Artist: Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Title: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien; 1812 Overture
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 1967/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:18:56
Recorded: January 1967 (#1-4), October 1966 (#5), December 1966 (#6), Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany

Legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan leads the Berliner Philharmoniker on historic performances recorded in 1966 and 1967. The all-Russian repertoire contains some of the most famous and popular works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, including the latter's 1812 Overture. Violinist Michel Schwalbé is the featured soloist on Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
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Ricardo Villalobos, Max Loderbauer - Re: ECM (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Ricardo Villalobos, Max Loderbauer
Title: Re: ECM
Genre: Jazz, Electronic, Ambient, Experimental Techno
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 02:14:30
Recorded: various location


Berlin-based DJs and composers Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer - two of the best-known names in contemporary electronica - share their admiration for music on ECM in a unique double-album of specially-created “sound-structures”. Their project “Re: ECM” will bring the label’s music to a new listenership. It is certain to be one of the most talked-about albums of the season. Using original ECM recordings as a starting point, Villalobos and Loderbauer create new music that bridges several worlds, including ECM’s world of space-conscious improvisation and composition and the worlds of ambient electronics and minimal techno. Source materials on “Re: ECM” include recordings of Christian Wallumrød, Alexander Knaifel, Louis Sclavis, John Abercrombie, Bennie Maupin, Arvo Pärt, Wolfert Brederode, Paul Giger and more - looped, sampled, remixed and reworked in evocative new treatments. Pleased with the duo’s creative response to his productions Manfred Eicher gave them carte blanche to carry on experimenting with the ECM titles of their choice. Eicher subsequently supervised the mastering of “Re: ECM” in Munich, completing a unique sonic experience.
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Ottorino Respighi - Roman Trilogy - Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (2005/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Artist: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy
Title: Respighi - Roman Trilogy
Label: © Exton | Octavia Records Inc., Japan
Release Date: 2005/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 01:02:56
Recorded: 29, 30 Mar. 2004, 25 Apr. 2005, Studio of RFO Holland, MCO, Hilversum. Mixed and Mastered at Exton Studio, Yokohama

19世紀後半ら20世紀半ばを生きたレスピーギ。この時代はちょうどオーケストラの規模が大きくなり様々な音楽表現が可能になった時期であり、レスピーギはこのローマ三部作「ローマの松」「ローマの噴水」「ローマの祭」でその才能を華麗なオーケストレーションで開花させた。世界のアシュケナージとオランダ放送フィルによる奇跡のコラボレーションシリーズ第1弾。名手ぞろいの管楽器群、とりわけ優れたブラス・セクションを有するオランダ放送フィルが、絢爛豪華、華麗勇壮なレスピーギを聴かせてくれる
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Ravel, Takemitsu, Messiaen - La vallee des cloches - Momo Kodama (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Composer: Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Toru Takemitsu 1930-1996), Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Artist: Momo Kodama
Title: Ravel, Takemitsu, Messiaen - La vallée des cloches
Genre: Classical
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:05:21
Recorded: September 2012, Historischer Reitstadel, Neumarkt


Momo Kodma’s first ECM New Series album is a marvel, a mesmerizing journey from the shimmering surfaces of Miroirs, Ravel’s piano cycle of 1904-45 to Messiaen’s Fauvette des jardins (written in 1970), a late masterpiece of piano music from the visionary composer. Kodama’s insights into Messiaen’s sound-world are remarkable as she conveys his religious feeling for nature, birdsong transformed into spiritual utterance, through the compelling, insistent piano figures. Linking the two pieces like a walkway is Toru Takemitsu’s Rain Tree Sketch (1982), music from the East informed by Western experiment. “Its opening bars” writes Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich in the liner notes, “evoke not only the rapturous crystalline chord progressions of Messiaen, but also the flashing, glittering sophistication of Ravel.
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Ram Jam - Ram Jam (1977/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Ram Jam
Title: Ram Jam
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1977/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:34:44
Recorded: 1977 at K&K Studio City-Great Neck, New York

Ram Jam was the debut studio album released by Ram Jam in 1977. The first track on the album, the single "Black Betty", is Ram Jam's best known song. It went to #7 on the UK singles chart in September 1977. The album reached #34 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in the United States. The band was re-christened "American Ram Jam" for the UK market to avoid confusion with a UK band with the same name.
In 1996, the album was reissued on CD as Golden Classics with a bonus track, "I Should Have Known", which was originally the B-side to the "Black Betty" single.
In 2010, "Black Betty" became part of the internet meme based on the AC Transit Bus fight. Clips (both audio and visual) from the video of the fight were inserted into the music video, most notably the "bam-balam" being replaced with "amberlamps".
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