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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphonies Nos. 29 & 38 - Berliner Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Artist: Berliner Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan
Title: Mozart - Symphonies Nos. 29 & 38
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:48:38
Recorded: #1-4: 1960, Grunewaldkirche, Berlin; #5-7: 1958, Musikvereinssaal, Wien


The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, and which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalogue.
For many, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) – hailed early in his career as ‘Das Wunder Karajan’ (The Karajan Miracle) and known in the early 1960s as ‘the music director of Europe’ – remains the ultimate embodiment of the maestro. The release of the Karajan Official Remastered Edition over the first half of 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the conductor’s death in July 1989 at the age of 81.
He was closely associated with EMI for the majority of his recording career (specifically from 1946 to 1960 and then again from 1969 to 1984). EMI’s legendary producer Walter Legge sought him out in Vienna just after World War II and the long relationship that ensued embraced recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia (the orchestra founded by Legge), the Berlin Philharmonic (of which Karajan became ‘conductor for life’ in 1955), the forces of La Scala, Milan, and the Orchestre de Paris.
The Karajan Official Remastered Edition will feature primarily symphonic and choral music. The entire edition will comprise recordings remastered from the original sources in 24-bit/96kHz at Abbey Road Studios, the world’s most renowned recording studio.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Four Hands - Guillaume Bellom & Ismael Margain (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Artist: Guillaume Bellom, Ismaël Margain
Title: Mozart - Piano Four Hands
Genre: Classical
Label: © Aparté Music
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:58:54
Recorded: 6 au 9 juillet 2013 à Bourges, Théâtre Saint-Bonnet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the first to compose pieces for piano four hands. His father, Leopold, wrote in a letter of 9 July 1765: "In London Wolfgangerl wrote his first piece for four hands. Until that time no sonata for four hands had ever been composed."
The famous Salzburg family portrait painted by Johann Nepomuk della Croce in 1780-81 (Mozarteum, Salzburg) shows Wolfgang and his sister, Nannerl, playing a duet at the piano, with Leopold, violin in hand, looking on, and his wife, Anna Maria (d. 1778), included in a picture on the wall.
The three works presented here were composed in Vienna in 1786 and 1787, when the young virtuoso was about to give up his career as a pianist in order to concentrate on the composition of operas, having been stimulated by his meeting with the librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. In the summer of 1786 he composed what is probably the most ambitious and most significant of his four-hand pieces, the Sonata in F major (KV 497). It was first performed in Vienna on 4 November 1786, four months before the Andante and Variations in G major (KV 501). His last sonata for piano four hands, in C major, KV 521, was written in May 1787, when Mozart had reached his full maturity as a composer. It is characterised by the light key of C major and the virtuosity of its two fast movements (especially the first), bright and brilliant in their elegance.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24 - Eugene Istomin, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz (1996/2009) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Artist: Eugene Istomin, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz
Title: Mozart - Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24
Genre: Classical
Label: © Reference Recordings
Release Date: 1996/2009
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:59:41
Recorded: October 10, 1995 at St. Thomas Center, Bothell, WA
Recorded natively in the PCM format at 176.4 kHz/24 bit and converted to DSD using the best equipment available.

A legendary pianist! Inspired performances by one of America's greatest musicians, with Gerard Schwarz conducting the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Eugene Istomin's illustrious career spanned some fifty years with over 4,000 orchestral concerts and recitals around the world. His performances of Mozart have been called "vigorous and full-bodied" by The Washington Post. He has collaborated with Gerard Schwarz on these concertos many times in the past. The Seattle Symphony has won two Grammy® awards and is often called "the most recorded orchestra in America".
"Prof." Keith Johnson's recording wizardry pays large dividends in natural, high-resolution string textures and huge, three-dimensional soundstage.
The original CD is on The Absolute Sound "Super Disc List" and "RECORDING OF THE MONTH" --Stereophile, May 1996
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro - Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nezet-Seguin (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Artist: Luca Pisaroni, Christiane Karg, Sonya Yoncheva, Thomas Hampson, Angela Brower, Anne Sofie von Otter, Maurizio Muraro, Rolando Villazón, Jory Vinikour, Vocalensemble Rastatt, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Title: Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 02:52:42
Recorded: Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 7/2015

After “Don Giovanni”, “Così fan tutte” and “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” this is the fourth of DG’s series of seven Mozart operas conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and initiated by Rolando Villazón, in collaboration with U-Live, Festspielhaus Baden Baden and with the generous support of ROLEX.
Recorded with a stellar cast, one of the brightest and most insightful conductors of our day and a specialist handpicked orchestra playing at their best in the stunning venue of Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (July 2015), Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s “completely gripping, high-contrast” Figaro is “a brilliant triumph”, wrote Badische Zeitung of the July 2015 concert performance recorded here, while heaping praise on Luca Pisaroni’s “thrilling” Figaro, Thomas Hampson’s Count “illuminating every word”, Sonya Yoncheva’s Countess “recalling Callas’s vocal colours”, Angela Brower’s “fascinatingly delicate, sensitive” Cherubino and Anne Sofie von Otter’s “wonderfully perceptive, charming Marcellina”, all in a performance “crowned” by Christiane Karg’s “enchanting” Susanna and Rolando Villazón as Basilio, who “had the audience at his feet”.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Apollo et Hyacinthus - Classical Opera, Ian Page (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Artist: Classical Opera, Ian Page
Title: Mozart - Apollo et Hyacinthus, K.38
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © LINN Records
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records.co.uk
Duration: 76 minutes 30 seconds
Recorded: August 2011, Blackheath Concert Halls, London, United Kingdom


Classical Opera has mounted two staged productions of Mozart's Apollo et Hyacinthus (1998 and 2006), with both receiving wide critical acclaim, The Independent stating: 'Classical Opera's polished debut in Apollo et Hyacinthus proved a pearl beyond price. Here was a work of staggering beauty riddled with sweet noises like Caliban's enchanted isle.'
This recording has been eagerly awaited since its 2007 debut CD, ‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera' was released, described by David Vickers in Gramophone as ‘glorious … fresh, diverse, insightful and illuminating'. The company features a mix of seasoned and young performers including Sophie Bevan and Lawrence Zazzo in the title roles.
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Miles Davis, Robert Glasper - Everything's Beautiful (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Miles Davis, Robert Glasper
Title: Everything's Beautiful
Genre: Jazz, R&B, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Soul, Deep House
Label: © Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:46:57

Everything's Beautiful, the recordings of Miles Davis reimagined by Grammy award winning musician Robert Glasper with guest artists Erykah Badu, KING, John Scofield, Phonte, Bilal, Ledisi, Stevie Wonder, Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote & others. A visionary exploration of the music of Miles Davis, Everything's Beautiful incorporates Davis’ original recordings into new collaborative soundscapes. It blends a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across the incomparable Miles Davis Columbia catalog with an impressive lineup of contemporary artists and musicians to create original interpretations.
“I didn’t want to do just a remix record,” Glasper noted when discussing the 11-song set. “My idea was to show how Miles inspired people to make new art.” Realizing that “Miles didn’t have one audience,” Glasper recruited a legion of diverse guest artists to add to the magic of the project including familiar collaborators like R&B musicians Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Bilal and KING.
“I am living in the spirit of Miles when I am doing what I’m doing because I am documenting my time period. I’m documenting what’s around me. I’m documenting who I am now, where music is now,” notes Glasper. “That’s what this project is about. I wanted to do something where we can take some of Miles’ ideas, shake them up, and try to show the influence of Miles and make new things. And that’s the beauty of this whole album. The whole project is based on Miles, but it is based on Miles’ vision, it’s based on Miles’ trumpet, it’s based on Miles’ voice, it’s based on Miles’ composition, it’s based on Miles’ influence, it’s based on Miles’ swag.”
Everything's Beautiful is unlike any other in Davis’ discography. From the familiar (riffs and passages within the catalog) to the obscure (samples of Miles’ in-studio instructions spoken after false starts), Glasper has built something unique but still unquestionably Miles.
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Miles Davis - Blue Moods (1955/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Miles Davis
Title: Blue Moods
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz
Label: © Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1955/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:26:49
Recorded: July 9, 1955 at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey

Blue Moods is 1955 album by Miles Davis, released on Charles Mingus' Debut Records label. It brings Davis together with Mingus on bass, trombonist Britt Woodman, vibraphonist Teddy Charles, and drummer Elvin Jones. The arrangement of "Alone Together" is by Mingus, while the other tracks were arranged by Charles.
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Michael Nicolas - Transitions (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Michael Nicolas
Title: Transitions
Genre: Classical
Label: © Sono Luminus LLC DSL-92194
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:01:16
Recorded at Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia, December 14-18, 2015 and January 13-14, 2016. Recorded in DXD at 24 bit, 352.8kHz.

A long-admired figure on the New York scene, cellist Michael Nicolas enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and improvisor. His eclectic tastes and willingness to try just about anything have led him to forge a musical path of uncommon breadth, from performing masterpieces of the past in the world’s most prestigious concert halls, to free-form improvisation in a downtown New York experimental venue with giants of the genre, to working with contemporary composers of all styles, pushing the boundaries of musical expression and meaning. The ensembles Michael plays in illustrate his commitment to diversity. He is the cellist of the intrepid and genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider, which has drawn praise from classical, world music, and rock critics alike. He is also a member of Ensemble Ditto, a chamber group based in South Korea that has garnered extraordinary success in reaching young and new classical music audiences, selling out concert halls all over Korea, Japan, and China. As a member of the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), he has worked with countless composers from around the world, premiering and recording dozens of new works. Another group, Third Sound, which Michael helped found, made its debut with an historic residency at the 2015 Havana Contemporary Music Festival, in Cuba. This disc marks his Sono Luminus solo debut.

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Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Michael Kiwanuka
Title: Love & Hate
Genre: R&B, Soul, Singer/Songwriter
Label: © Polydor
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:54:49
Recorded: The Sound Factory, Metropolis Studios, Miloco Studios, Chale Abbey, Seahorse Sound Studios, RAK Studios, Panoramic Studios

Michael Kiwanuka is an undeniable talent. A wise, soulful songwriter with an incredible voice. He's also a great guitarist. His 2012 debut, Home Again, was such an authentic and faithful offering of soul revival that critics made frequent comparisons to the likes of Bill Withers and Otis Redding. Good company, to be sure, but no artist simply wants to stand on the shoulders of giants. Despite the awards and glowing reviews, many critics wondered if this might not be a very stylish flash in the pan. Would there be a worthy second act?
Love & Hate, Kiwanuka's sophomore studio effort is no slump. Love & Hate is a fascinatingly assured and resonant body of work, which follows Michael’s acclaimed 2012 debut album, Home Again. Having introduced himself (and that voice) to the world in 2011 with the raw soul of “Tell Me A Tale,” Love & Hate is permeated with a timelessness that defies any artist of any specific era. If the ‘death of the album’ is still an ongoing conversation, Michael Kiwanuka’s new record is a startling, emphatic response to its enduring importance.
Where Home Again provoked comparisons to the likes of Bill Withers and Otis Redding, Michael’s new album struts to a much more psychedelic, freeform beat. Its opening number, the peerless ten-minute opus “Cold Little Heart” evokes the haze of Pink Floyd in its unhurried slow-burn, whilst “Falling” is a soaring gospel number for the 21st century. There are standout tunes throughout, but really Love & Hate is an album that genuinely deserves to be listened to as one work of art “I’ve always wanted to make an album that felt and sounded like this one,” says Michael, “Working with guys as good as Danger Mouse and Inflo really helped me find what I was looking for. I hope this is just the start of more music to come.”
Honest, unabashed, and ambitious, this is Kiwanuka emerging from the emotional cocoon of his first album, and ready to secure his position as one of music’s exciting talents.
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Michael Jackson - Number Ones (2003) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Michael Jackson
Title: Number Ones
Genre: Pop, rhythm and blues, rock, new jack swing, funk, soul
Label: © Epic Records/MJJ Productions, Inc.
Release Date: 2003
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:19:09
Recorded: 1978–2003

Number Ones is a greatest hits album by American singer and dancer Michael Jackson. It was released on November 17, 2003 by Epic Records and Sony Music. Number Ones was Jackson's first proper compilation album with Sony, after the release of HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I in 1995 (and after the re-release of that album as Greatest Hits: HIStory, Volume I a single-CD, only-hits edition in 2001). The album included Jackson singles that reportedly reached number 1 in charts around the world.
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