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Leopold Kozeluch - Piano Concertos Nos 1, 5 & 6 - Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818)
Artist: Howard Shelley, London Mozart Players
Title: Kozeluch - Piano Concertos Nos 1, 5 & 6
Genre: Classical
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records
Duration: 75 minutes 40 seconds
Recorded: December 2015, St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom


Leopold Kozeluch—another composer-pianist trying to make his way in 1780s Vienna—has not been treated kindly by posterity, suffering that posthumous obscurity shared by so many of Mozart’s contemporaries. But his brand of Rococo galanterie, much in evidence in these three piano concertos, is guaranteed to delight, especially in such affectionately attentive performances as these.
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Vardapet Komitas, Aram Khachaturian - Letters From Armenia - Varduhi Yeritsyan & Friends (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Composer: Vardapet Komitas (1869-1935), Aram Ilich Khachaturian
(1903-78)
Artist: Varduhi Yeritsyan & Friends
Title: Letters From Armenia: Music by Komitas & Khachaturian
Genre: Classical
Label: © Paraty Productions
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:04:31
Recorded: March 2015 at Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne


"A composer’s mother tongue is the first music he hears; it therefore determines the “genetic inheritance” of the musician’s sound world. The founding father of Armenian art music was Komitas Vardapet. This recording is released in the centenary year of the 1915 genocide. The pieces in this recital may be animated, contemplative, tender, or solemn, but they are very rarely gloomy or woeful. A sort of trust in the future characterises the “Armenian spirit”. Music is synonymous with hope, it is a way of fighting against annihilation, a tool of resistance. As I contemplate my ancestors who vanished a century ago, I would like this recording to bear witness to the faith in justice that has never fled my native land." --Varduhi Yeritsyan
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Bizet, Chabrier, Gounod, Berlioz - Karajan in Paris - Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Georges Bizet (1838-1875), Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894), Charles Gounod (1818-1893), Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Artist: Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Title: Karajan in Paris - Bizet, Chabrier, Gounod, Berlioz
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:45:56
Recorded: 1978, 1979 at Philharmonie, Berlin


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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Miles Davis - The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Miles Davis
Title: The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop
Label: © Prestige Records | Concord Music Group
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 03:56:52
Recorded: 1951–1954

In advance of what would have been Miles Davis’ 90th birthday, Prestige Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, will celebrate this milestone with The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection — a lavish, 11-LP box set which commemorates the legendary trumpeter’s appearances as a young leader for Prestige Records during the 10-inch LP era, from 1951 – 1954.
The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection, available May 13th, presents all ten 10-inch LPs on which Miles Davis appeared as a leader for Prestige Records, plus a bonus record featuring Davis as a guest artist with Lee Konitz, all remastered from the original analog master tapes and faithfully reproduced on 10-inch vinyl, including the original cover artwork and liner notes. Also in the box is a 16-page booklet featuring rare photographs and insightful new notes by GRAMMY® Award-winning author Ashley Kahn, as well as a collectible print of a painting by Davis. The complete list of 10-inch albums includes: Modern Jazz Trumpets (featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham and Fats Navarro); The New Sounds; Blue Period; Miles Davis Plays the Compositions of Al Cohn; Miles Davis Quartet; Miles Davis All Star Sextet; Miles Davis Quintet; Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins; Miles Davis All Stars, Vol. 1; Miles Davis All Stars, Vol. 2 and, as a bonus, Lee Konitz’s The New Sounds, featuring Davis as a guest artist. These records offer an incredible lineup of talent, including performances by Art Blakey, Al Cohn, Roy Haynes, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver and Zoot Sims, among many other legends of the genre.
Nick Phillips, the producer of the box set, remarks, “This collection presents an exciting and important period in Miles Davis’ development as an artist; one in which he is clearly distinguishing himself from the other bop stylists of the era and is rapidly developing the uniquely lyrical and powerful voice that remains so instantly recognizable and influential to this day.”
In addition to the vinyl box set, Concord is in the process of making Davis’ entire Prestige catalog of 12-inch albums available as 24-bit digital editions. Each title has been meticulously restored from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY® Award-winning mastering engineer Paul Blakemore. The campaign, which has been ongoing since February 2016, includes such albums as Dig, Walkin’, Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’, and Steamin’, among others. The rollout is expected to be completed by May, 2016.
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Jean-Michel Jarre - Waiting for Cousteau (1990/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Jean-Michel Jarre
Title: Waiting for Cousteau (En attendant Cousteau)
Genre: Electronica, New Age, Ambient, Synthpop, House, Techno, Avant-Garde, Progressive Electronic
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1990/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:08:44


En attendant Cousteau (English title: Waiting for Cousteau) is the tenth studio album by French electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre, released on Disques Dreyfus, licensed to Polydor, in 11 June 1990. The album was dedicated to Jacques-Yves Cousteau and was released on his 80th birthday 11 June 1990. Allmusic described the album as "groundbreaking stuff", due to its extreme stylistic differences from his other albums.
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Jean-Michel Jarre - Revolutions (1988/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Jean-Michel Jarre
Title: Revolutions
Genre: Electronica, New Age, Ambient, Synthpop, House, Techno, Avant-Garde, Progressive Electronic
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1988/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:44:15
Recorded: 1987-1988 at Croissy Studio, France

Revolutions is the ninth studio album by electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre, first released in August 1988. The album spans several genres, including symphonic industrial, Arabian inspired, light guitar pop and ethnic electro jazz. The album reached number #2 in the UK charts, Jarre's best chart position since Oxygène. The Destination Docklands concert in London coincided with the release of the album.
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Jean-Michel Jarre - Destination Docklands (The London Concert) (1989/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz


Artist: Jean-Michel Jarre
Title: Destination Docklands (The London Concert)
Genre: Electronica, New Age, Ambient, Synthpop, House, Techno, Avant-Garde, Progressive Electronic
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1989/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:44:15
Recorded live 8-9 October 1988 at Docklands, London, England


The Docklands concerts (there were two), were held at the London Docks after long negotiations and a great deal of to-ing and fro-ing on the part of the local community authorities. The Docks were to create the setting for a presentation of Jarre’s album, Revolutions, an album clearly inspired by the history of the Docklands. The concerts scheduled for September finally took place in October and the weather turned out to be typically British – rain and strong winds. Despite the weather, the concert tickets sold in record time of a few hours, for a total of 400,000 in total over the two dates.
The stage was built on a 1,000 ton floating barge which lay in the Thames, on which Jarre and his musicians, a choir and an orchestra performed. It was as though this bleak area had been transformed for two evenings into an industrial, futuristic, multimedia theatre, which united Jarre’s electronic music and vision, and the drab landscape of the Docklands in perfect, psychedelic harmony.
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Isaac Hayes - Truck Turner (1974/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Isaac Hayes
Title: Truck Turner
Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Soundtrack, Southern Soul, Memphis Soul
Label: © Stax Records/Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1974/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:11:39
Recorded: Hot Buttered Soul Recording Studio

This soundtrack was considerably lengthier and more varied than the one Hayes had released earlier in 1974 (Tough Guys), including Holiday Inn funk, a lugubrious vocal ("You're in My Arms Again"), and some jazz and blues riffs peppering the instrumental grooves. While the length ensured more variety, though, it also makes it a challenge to sit through the hour-plus program when you don't have images to fit the music. --AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger
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Isaac Hayes - Tough Guys (1974/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Isaac Hayes
Title: Tough Guys
Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Soundtrack, Southern Soul, Memphis Soul
Label: © Stax Records/Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1974/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:33:49
Recorded: Hot Buttered Soul Recording Studio

One of Isaac Hayes’ richest soundtracks – deeper and more complicated than the groove of Shaft and Truck Turner, and filled with some great tunes that glow with color, life, and imagination – showing an Isaac Hayes that almost seems to be moving beyond the usual blackploitation groove! The album sports 2 really classic tunes – the title theme “Tough Guys“, and the classic “Hung Up On My Baby” – both of which have a solidly funky feel that will more than please the usual soundtrack beathead crowd. But overall, the other tunes twist and turn in a delightful mix of modes – expanding on the soulful territory Ike first explored in his original soundtracks, and offering up a great range of moods and emotion. The album’s got some especially great chromatic guitar work – and other titles include “Joe Bell”, “Randolph & Dearborn”, “Buns O Plenty”, “Run Fay Run”, and “Red Rooster”.
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Isaac Hayes - ...To Be Continued (1970/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Isaac Hayes
Title: ...To Be Continued
Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk, Southern Soul, Memphis Soul
Label: © Stax Records/Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1970/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:42:03
Recorded: Summer 1970

Released in late 1970 on the heels of two chart-topping albums, Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and The Isaac Hayes Movement (also 1970), Isaac Hayes and the Bar-Kays retain their successful approach on those landmark albums for To Be Continued, another number one album. Again, the album features four songs that span far beyond traditional radio-friendly length, featuring important mood-establishing instrumental segments just as emotive and striking as Hayes' crooning. Nothing here is quite as perfect as "Walk on By," and the album feels a bit churned out, but To Be Continued no doubt has its share of highlights, the most notable being "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'." The album's most epic moment opens with light strings and horns, vamping poetically for several minutes before Hayes even utters a breath; then, once the singer delivers the song's orchestral chorus, the album hits its sentimental peak -- Hayes elevating a common standard to heavenly heights once again. Elsewhere, "Our Day Will Come" features a nice concluding instrumental segment driven by a proto-hip-hop beat that proves just how ahead of his time Hayes was during his early-'70s cycle of Enterprise albums. It's tempting to slight this album when holding it up against Hayes' best albums from this same era, but a comparison such as this is unfair. Even if Ike isn't doing anything here that he didn't do on his two preceding albums -- Hot Buttered Soul, The Isaac Hayes Movement -- and isn't quite as daring as he is on his two successive albums -- Black Moses, Shaft -- To Be Continued still topples any Hayes album that came after 1971. It didn't top the R&B album chart for 11 weeks on accident -- this is quintessential early-'70s Isaac Hayes, and that alone makes it a classic soul album. --AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier
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