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Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Vittorio Emanuele, Societa Corelli (1960/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Сomposer: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Artist: Vittorio Emanuele, Societa Corelli
Title: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
Genre: Classical
Label: © Radio Corporation Of America | Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1960/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: prestoclassical.co.uk
Duration: 00:43:13
Recorded in Italy, probably at the Forum Studio in Rome.


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Antonio Vivaldi - Cello Concertos - I Solisti di Pavia, Enrico Dindo (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Artist: I Solisti di Pavia, Enrico Dindo
Title: Vivaldi: Cello Concertos RV 399, 400, 403, 406, 410, 419, 422
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca Music Group Limited
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 00:59:18

Già nel luglio scorso Enrico Dindo e i suoi Solisti pavesi conquistavano il nostro titolo di “disco del mese” con una ottima interpretazione haydniana. Oggi si ripresentano con un altro stupendo CD dedicato ai concerti per violoncello del prete rosso. Qui le note di Vivaldi assumono il colore caldo e profondo che possiamo ritrovare solo nel centenario legno di noce di alcuni splendidi mobili coevi o nelle casse armoniche dei più bei violini e violoncelli di Antonio Stradivari.
E’ come dire un’aria, una atmosfera di velluto che si respirava allora nelle calli veneziane e che Vivaldi sapeva distillare ed infondere in alcune sue composizioni, come questi concerti per violoncello, capaci di rapirti e di trasportarti nel tempo e nello spazio per farti assaporare proprio quell’aria, quella atmosfera delle quali le allieve della Pietà furono le prime vettrici.
Ma il tempo non si è fermato la’: Vivaldi ne ha consegnato il segreto a quanti volessero leggerlo e viverlo, come oggi nuovamente succede a Enrico Dindo e ai suoi sodali.
La magia torna allora a compiersi ed e’ una specie di teofania, dove il genio e il cuore, il talento e la determinazione sono gli elementi alchemici capaci di rendere l’ascoltatore a sua volta interprete e ambasciatore di un messaggio, di una parola capaci di viaggiare nei secoli, restando tuttavia intatti e fedeli a se stessi.
Questo è quello che ho letto nell’ascolto di questo CD e questo è quello che trasmetto a quanti avranno avuto la pazienza di seguirmi fin qui e si fideranno del mio consiglio di infilare nel lettore questo disco è poi di arrendersi a questa musica…--Angelo Formenti
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VA - Proprius Records Audiophile Best (2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Various
Title: Proprius Records Audiophile Best
Genre: Classical, Choral, Jazz, Demo
Label: © 2xHD | Proprius Musik AB
Release Date: 2016
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:16:51
Recorded: various location


In an advertisement for Proprius some years ago, Proprius founder Jacob Boëthius wrote: “A small record company can’t afford to put out bad discs. And you, the music lover, must be confident that what you buy is good”. He was aware that, in the final analysis, quality is what counts with regard to clients, record buyers, artists and sound engineers. This statement is mirrored totally in the 2xHD philosophy.
Proprius Records has always produced some of the most lifelike and incredibly realistic-sounding recordings available; from the mid-seventies on, it became pretty obvious to audiophiles that just about everything released by the label was a treasured commodity. With every recent advance in technology over the last couple of decades, these most highly regarded and sought-after recordings have been rereleased with regularity; most everyone out there has probably gladly bought them several times over in several different formats.
Now remastered in the optimum resolution from the original analog tapes - using the 2xHD proprietary system - the two audiophile labels, Proprius and 2xHD share an incomparable desire to reproduce and present the highest quality and most emotional listening experience.
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VA - Chesky 30th Anniversary Collection: Complete Set (1986-2016) (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Various
Title: Chesky 30th Anniversary Collection: Complete Set (1986-2016)
Genre: Demo
Label: © Chesky Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 06:26:07


The Complete Chesky Records 30th Anniversary Collection :: Right from the start Chesky Records had a sound. David Chesky set out to make “aural photographs” of each session, capturing as much of the sound of being there as the technology allowed, continually pushing it forward. Every note of every session was recorded “live,” there were no overdubs, no fixing it in the mix. What went down at the session, with some of the world’s greatest musicians, was in the CD, LP, or later on, high-resolution digital download.
Chesky mostly recorded in great sounding acoustic spaces, namely churches and concert halls, with the earliest sessions conducted in the legendary, and sorely missed, RCA/BMG studios in midtown Manhattan.
Every session presented unique challenges, but David Chesky and his engineers, first Bob Katz, then Miguel Kertsman, Barry Wolifson, and for the last decade or so, Nicholas Prout, continued to advance the state of the recording art. We hope you enjoy the music as much as we did recording it! --Steve Guttenberg
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Baden Powell, Barney Kessel, Jim Hall, Buddy Guy, Elmer Snowden - Berlin Festival Guitar Workshop (1968/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Baden Powell, Barney Kessel, Jim Hall, Buddy Guy, Elmer Snowden
Title: Berlin Festival Guitar Workshop
Genre: Jazz, Blues, Guitar Jazz, Bossa Nova
Label: © MPS - Musik Produktion Schwarzwald | Edel Germany GmbH
Release Date: 1968/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 43:12
Recorded: November 5th 1967 at the "Philharmonie", Berlin


For almost half a century, the Brazilian born guitar player Baden Powell has been one of the key musicians among his country’s jazz scene. However, Powell’s work demonstrates a mastery of many classical guitar styles, from the South American tradition of flamenco to interpretations of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Nevertheless, on the whole Powell built his reputation as an innovator of bossa nova or the marriage of Brazilian sambas and jazz, often aided by the poet and lyricist Vinicius de Moraes. Although his popularity in the United States has never truly expanded beyond jazz and guitar aficionados, Powell’s name has been virtually a household word in Europe from the early 1960s, when he relocated to that continent for several decades.
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VA - Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis' (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Various
Title: Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
Genre: Folk, Country
Label: © Nonesuch Records Inc.
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 02:10:54
Recorded live at Town Hall, New York, NY, September 29, 2013


A one-night-only concert was held at New York City’s Town Hall last fall, to celebrate the music of the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. The evening was filmed for a documentary that was broadcast by Showtime last winter, and now Nonesuch Records releases a live recording of the concert, Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” on January 13, 2015. The concert, documentary, and live album were produced by Inside Llewyn Davis writer/director/producers Joel and Ethan Coen and soundtrack producer T Bone Burnett.
As Burnett explains, “Inside Llewyn Davis was filled with live performances of some of the folk songs that had survived the McCarthy hearings. Some of the songs were a hundred years old; some had just been written but sounded a hundred years old. In order to get attention for a film that was not exactly on the beat we decided to throw a concert featuring the actors and musicians who had performed in the movie and on the soundtrack. We also invited members of the extraordinary community of musicians who have coalesced around this old music—and have kept it alive in the wake of the most recent technological revolution—to join us that night. We asked them to perform an old song and one of their new songs.
He continues, “Several new stars emerged from their performances that evening—The Secret Sisters, Lake Street Dive, The Milk Carton Kids,Rhiannon Giddens, and Punch Brothers all proved themselves as good as the best as they took the stage next to Hall of Famers Joan Baez and Elvis Costello, and established younger artists like The Avett Brothers, Colin Meloy, Marcus Mumford, Conor Oberst, Willie Watson, Gillian Welch, and Jack White.” In fact, T Bone Burnett has since produced albums by both Punch Brothers and Rhiannon Giddens, which will be released shortly after Another Day, Another Time.
Huffington Post called Another Day, Another Time “one of those only-in-New-York events,” while Rolling Stone said it was “a bustling salute to the sounds and the idea of Sixties folk music,” and continued, “For all the formality of the night, which was exceedingly well-paced and organized, the concert recalled a time when one or two people, bearing one or two unplugged instruments, could be as enthralling as the greatest rock or EDM track.”
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Urbie Green - The Fox (1976/2013) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Urbie Green
Title: The Fox
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Trombone Jazz
Label: © CTI Records, a division of Creed Taylor, Inc. | King Record Co., Ltd.
Release Date: 1976/2013
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 00:38:46
Recorded: July, October and November 1976 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


Trombone player Urbie Green never was a household name but his two albums on the famous CTI label are excellent all-star jazz events featuring a host of guests like Eric Gale, Joe Farrell, Jeremy Steig, Mike Abene, Andy Newmark, Toots Thielemans, Jimmy Madison, Anthony Jackson and Mike Mainieri among others, delivering another slice of great CTI jazz. This session was produced by Creed Taylor and released 1976.
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mojo Tour 2010 (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Title: Mojo Tour 2010
Genre: Rock, Heartland Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock
Label: © Reprise Records
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: tompetty.com
Duration: 01:12:36
Recorded live June 16, 2010 - October 7, 2010

Mojo Tour 2010 is a live album released by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. It was released exclusively through Tom Petty's official website on December 14, 2010 as a free download to anyone who purchased a ticket for his 2010 summer tour. Previously, Mojo was also given away as a free digital download to the same summer tour ticket customers.

An expanded edition of Mojo Tour 2010 was also released on the same date for members of the Highway Companions Club who joined the club between February 23, 2010 and February 24, 2011. The expanded edition is 73-minutes long and includes six additional live tracks from the summer tour.
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mojo (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Title: Mojo
Genre: Rock, Heartland Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock
Label: © Reprise Records
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:05:25
Recorded: April 28, 2009 – January 11, 2010, The Clubhouse, Los Angeles, California

Tom Petty has been fronting the Heartbreakers off and on (mostly on) for over 30 years now, and he and his band have been delivering a high level of no-frills, classy, and reconstituted American garage rock through all of it. Petty often gets lumped in with artists like Bruce Springsteen, whose careful and worked-over lyrics carry a kind of instant nostalgia, but Petty's songwriting at its best cleverly bounces off of romance clichés, often with a desperate, lustful drawl and sneer, and he’s usually been more concerned with the here and now than he is about musing about what’s been abused and lost in contemporary America, although he's certainly not blind to it. Petty has always been more immediate than that -- until now, that is. Mojo is Petty's umpteenth album, and technically the first he’s done with the Heartbreakers since 2002’s sly The Last DJ. This time out he’s tackling the blues, trying to graft the Heartbreakers' (Mike Campbell on guitar, Scott Thurston on guitar and harmonica, Benmont Tench on keyboards, Ron Blair on bass, and Steve Ferrone on drums) patented 1960s garage sound to the Chicago blues sound of Chess Records in the 1950s. Sonically it certainly works, mostly because this is a wonderful band, but then it all seems a little tired, worn, and exhausted, too, and not a single song here has that certain desperate, determined defiance that Petty has always delivered in the past with a knowing sneer and a little leering wink. The opener, “Jefferson Jericho Blues,” is a case in point. It starts by being a song about Thomas Jefferson’s dalliance with one of his black maids, and it could have been a scathing indictment of an out-of-date Southern attitude, contemporary racism, and so much more. Instead, it tumbles unfocused into, well, a song about missing a girl and how time moves slow, and one can’t help but wonder why Petty dragged Thomas Jefferson and his maid into any of it in the first place. Petty has never sounded so emotionally drained and detached as a vocalist as he does on this album, and while it’s nice to hear the Heartbreakers flirt with the blues -- and to hear Campbell's clear, precise slide guitar playing -- there’s no excuse for not having solid songs to scaffold it. There’s a worn-out, regretful, and boringly meditative tone to so many tracks here -- this is not what one expects from a band that rocks as fine as this one can. Again, the playing is solid, but one wishes Petty & the Heartbreakers had simply covered some of those old Chess classics rather than trying half-heartedly to write their own -- it would have made for an album closer to intent. --AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett
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Todd Rundgren - Healing (1981/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Todd Rundgren
Title: Healing
Genre: Rock, Soft Rock, Art Rock, Power Pop, Experimental, Prog Rock
Label: © Bearsville Records
Release Date: 1981/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 54:06

Healing is a subdued, reflective effort unlike anything else in Todd Rundgren's catalog. Certainly, there are some familiar elements throughout Healing, particularly on majestic ballads like "Compassion," but there are more new variations on his style since any album since Initiation. Not coincidentally, that record had hints of the spirituality that surges to the forefront on Healing, but it was nowhere near as musically focused as the latter record. Apart from "Compassion," there is a true lack of singles, which doesn't mean that there aren't standouts -- since "Golden Goose" has a weird, jerky hook and the opener "Healer" is a terrific pop single -- that stand on their own merit. Instead, the record works as a whole, flowing as seamlessly as Something/Anything? or Hermit. Unfortunately, it's not as strong as either of those records, largely because it's about texture and spirit, not individual songs. In a case like that, the music and ambience are as important as the actual songs, and while they're often very provocative, they tend to meander as well, particularly on the three-part "Healing" suite that comprises the last side of the record. On CD, its calming effect is dissipated because the bonus 7" single "Time Heals"/"Tiny Demons" is added at the end. Their presence makes it clear that Healing was intended as an album unto itself, without much in the way of singles, because each song -- the former being excellent new wave pop, the other a fine ballad -- could have been a single unto itself. In this context, they may deflate the lasting spiritual impression of the album, but they add musical weight, helping make the disc a fine effort. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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