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Schumann, Schubert, Brahms - Lise Berthaud, Adam Laloum (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Artist: Lise Berthaud, Adam Laloum
Title: Schumann, Schubert, Brahms
Genre: Classical
Label: © Aparté Music
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:02:20
Recorded: l’église Saint-Pierre, Paris en juillet 2013

Lise Berthaud [b.1982] studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, with Gérard Caussé. In 2005, she won the Hindemith Prize at the Geneva International Competition, was short listed by the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2009 as 'Révélation de l’Année' (Newcomer of the Year) and since September 2013, Lise has been part of the prestigious BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme.
Adam Laloum studied at the Paris Conservatoire before receiving international recognition when he won 1st Prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil Piano Competition. Laloum has founded a piano trio 'Les Esprits'. Both have played with prestigious orchestras and have appeared on famous stages and festivals. This is their first recital together and Lise Berthaud's debut recording.
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Sarah Lancman - Inspiring Love (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Sarah Lancman
Title: Inspiring Love
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing, Smooth Jazz
Label: © Starprod
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:50:48

She is truly a great new voice for Jazz ”: voilà ce que Quincy Jones a dit de Sarah Lancman lorsqu'elle a remporté le Grand Prix de la Compétition Internationale du Festival de Montreux en 2012.
17 disques d'or, Victoires de la Musique, Django d'or, Grand Prix de l'Académie du Jazz Django Reinhardt, on ne présente plus le pianiste italien Giovanni Mirabassi.
Ils sont aujourd'hui les complices de leur nouvel album “Inspiring Love” dont les 10 compositions originales ont été enregistrées à New York, haut lieu de cette musique et qui sortira en novembre 2016.
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Saint-Saens, Ravel & Gershwin - Piano Concertos - Andrew von Oeyen, PKF - Prague Philharmonia, Emmanuel Villaume (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Camille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921, Maurice Ravel 1875–1937, George Gershwin 1898–1937, Jules Massenet 1842–1912
Artist: Andrew von Oeyen, PKF - Prague Philharmonia, Emmanuel Villaume
Title: Saint-Saëns, Ravel & Gershwin - Piano Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:06:05
Recorded: 21–25 August 2015, Studio 1, Czech Radio, Prague


Living as he does between Paris and Los Angeles, pianist Andrew von Oeyen is the ideal interpreter for this enticing programme: flanking Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, it explores Franco-American cross-currents.
Andrew Von Oeyen is partnered by the PFK Prague Philharmonia under its Music Director and Chief Conductor Emmanuel Villaume – a French musician who is also very much at home in the USA.
“Perhaps it is no coincidence that my debut album for Warner Classics presents a Franco-American theme,” says pianist Andrew von Oeyen of this programme of works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Gershwin. An American (of German and Dutch origin) who trained at New York’s Juilliard School is partnered on the album by the PFK Prague Philharmonia under its Music Director and Chief Conductor Emmanuel Villaume – a Frenchman who is very much at home in the USA, as Music Director of the Dallas Opera and as a frequent guest conductor with America’s leading opera companies and orchestras.
The works Andrew von Oeyen has chosen for this album are Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, dating from 1868, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, written between 1929 and 1931, and Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, composed in 1931, seven years after the Rhapsody in Blue.
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John Rutter - Visions & Requiem - Aurora Orchestra, John Rutter (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: John Rutter (b1945)
Artist: Aurora Orchestra, John Rutter
Title: Rutter - Visions & Requiem
Genre: Classical, Choral
Label: © Collegium Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: hyperion-records.co.uk
Duration: 57 minutes 12 seconds
Recorded: July 2016, All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom


This new album couples John Rutter's most recent work with one of his most popular. Visions celebrates the utopian ideal of heavenly peace in in four movements written specially for the solo violin of Kerson Leong, string ensemble and the boy choristers of the Temple Church choir. The Requiem of 1985 receives a vital new recording under the guidance of its composer.
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Roussel, Debussy, Poulenc - Orchestral Works - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Kazuki Yamada (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Albert Roussel (1869-1937), Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Artist: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Kazuki Yamada
Title: Roussel, Debussy, Poulenc - Orchestral Works
Genre: Classical
Label: © Pentatone Music B.V.
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:15:53
Recorded: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland in October 2015


Vibrant, striking colours, sensuous harmonies and coruscating wit abound in this irresistible collection played by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) under the baton of the young rising star Kazuki Yamada. Hailed by Gramophone magazine as a “gifted, budding maestro” with “interpretative nous, strength of personality and scrupulous attention to detail”, this is Yamada’s fourth outing for PENTATONE following his three critically acclaimed releases of dance music.
The three works featured are firmly rooted in the past, whether in the sources for inspiration or the sometimes neo-classical style. But the musical language is unmistakeably from the 20th century and, above all, quintessentially French.
Featuring incisive rhythms, expressive melodies and daring harmonies realised with a sumptuous orchestral palette, Albert Roussel’s exotic suites for the ballet Ariane et Bacchus are popular showpieces with orchestras and audiences alike, especially the famous Bacchanale an uninhibited romp which closes the work. Debussy’s nod to classical Greece in his beguiling Six épigraphes antiques, sometimes described as a conspectus of his compositional technique, is heard here in luxuriant detail in a rarely performed orchestration by Ernest Ansermet, the founder of the OSR. And Poulenc has never been in more high spirits than in Les Biches, a heady, infectious concoction which bristles with sophistication, charm and irrepressible Gallic wit.
“The BBC SO have found a star in the making,” wrote The Telegraph of Kazuki Yamada “let’s hope we hear more of him.” Winner of the prestigious 51st International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors in 2009, Yamada’s rise on the international stage has been rapid. With his busy schedule, he is one of today’s most sought after conductors and in September 2016, he takes over as principal conductor and artistic director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo.
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Ottorino Respighi - Il tramonto - Isabel Bayrakdarian, Orchestre symphonique de Laval, Alain Trudel (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Artist: Isabel Bayrakdarian, Orchestre symphonique de Laval, Alain Trudel
Title: Respighi: Il tramonto
Genre: Classical
Label: © ATMA Classique
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: ATMA Classique
Duration: 01:07:18
Recorded: Église Sainte-Rose-de-Lima, Laval (Québec) Canada Mars / March 2015


Canadian star soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is the featured soloist in this recording by the Orchestre symphonique de Laval—its first with current artistic director and principal conductor Alain Trudel. The album is devoted to orchestral works by Ottorino Respighi. Known for her sparkling stage presence and astonishing musicality, Bayrakdarian joins the orchestra for Respighi’s setting of the lyric poem Il tramonto (The Sunset).
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Raspberries - Raspberries (1972/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Raspberries
Title: Raspberries
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock, AM Pop, Power Pop
Label: © Capitol Records, LLC
Release Date: 1972/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 35:19
Recorded: Record Plant Studios, New York City; Abbey Road Studios, London

Raspberries played their first show on October 16, 1970. Weekly gigs at the Agora in Cleveland created a groundswell of support for this new hot local band whose reputation as a live act was already becoming legendary, and before long they were attracting more than 1,000 people a night. Signed to Capitol Records by noted producer Jimmy Ienner in the winter of 1971, they completed their first album, Raspberries. To create excitement about this new band, Capitol employed a raspberry-scented scratch-and-sniff sticker affixed to the cover of their debut, the aroma of which exists to this day.
Released in early 1972, the album showcased the smash top 5 single, “Go All The Way”, which became a million-seller and Raspberries’ first gold record. Raspberries garnered rave notices from almost every music publication of the day with Rolling Stone providing their most impassioned review: “Raspberries opens with the finest burst of lightweight English rock I'’ve heard all year. The rest of the album is just as good.” Following the album’s release, Raspberries toured with the Grass Roots and the Hollies and appeared in front of over 50,000 fans at a major outdoor rock festival held at the Los Angeles Coliseum with such acts as Stevie Wonder, Sly & the Family Stone, the Bee Gees, the Eagles and Chuck Berry.
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Ralph Towner - My Foolish Heart (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Ralph Towner
Title: My Foolish Heart
Genre: Jazz, Modern Creative, Guitar Jazz, Folk Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH
Release Date: 2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:40:26
Recorded: February 2016, Auditorio Stelia Molio RSI, Lugano

After critically-lauded projects with trumpeter Paolo Fresu (Chiaroscuro) and with fellow guitarists Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan (Travel Guide), Ralph Towner returns to solo guitar for My Foolish Heart. Whether on classical guitar or 12-string guitar Towner’s touch is immediately identifiable. Solo music is an important thread through his rich discography and this new album – recorded at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in February 2016 and produced by Manfred Eicher – follows in the great tradition of Diary, Solo Concert, Ana, Anthem, and Time Line. It features finely-honed new compositions as well as a pair of tunes (“Shard” and “Rewind”) from the songbook of Oregon, a dedication to the late Paul Bley (“Blue As In Bley”) and a single standard – Victor Young’s “My Foolish Heart” which Towner first came to love in Bill Evans’s interpretation.
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Porcupine Tree - Staircase Infinities (1993/2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Porcupine Tree
Title: Staircase Infinities
Genre: Rock, Art Rock, Prog Rock, Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
Label: © Snapper Music/Kscope
Release Date: 1993/2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 30:15
Recorded: February, 1992 - May, 1993


Composed of outtakes from the Up the Downstair disc, this album is a bit on the short side. The material here is strictly instrumental and based in a melodic, rather mellow progressive rock format. The overall sound seems to be a blend of such artists as Hawkwind and Pink Floyd combined with fusion. Other elements occasionally show up, like David Bowie, Synergy, and even '80s music. Many times releases of odds and ends like this tend to be of interest strictly to hardcore fans of the given band. Such is not the case with this release, as it is a very entertaining release that stands up by itself. The only complaint, really, is that it is too bad there wasn't more material to put on the disc. What is here is quite good, but like a snack, it leaves you wishing for more. --AllMusic Review by Gary Hill
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Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair (1993/2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Porcupine Tree
Title: Up the Downstair
Genre: Rock, Art Rock, Prog Rock, Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
Label: © Snapper Music/Kscope
Release Date: 1993/2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 49:11
Recorded: February, 1992 - January, 1993


Up the Downstair feels noticeably different in tone from On the Sunday of Life -- the humor is nearly invisible, if present at all, and the focus is more explicitly up to date in keeping with Steven Wilson's long-stated belief that progressive music means incorporating the now instead of rehashing what progressive was. His singing is now more accomplished in turn -- it sounds like he might have been taking a lesson or two from his No-Man partner Tim Bowness, but he has his own dreamy approach. His already accomplished studio work seems to have turned even more so with time, and the end result is a delicate, complex, and remarkable effort. If there's an absolute standout, "Always Never" takes the cake. Starting with a soft combination of low vocals, acoustic guitar, and background electric feedback, it sweeps into life on the memorable chorus, with the keyboards swelling with a gentle majesty before turning into a full trip thanks to Wilson's ear for arrangements and space. Colin Edwin makes his debut with Porcupine Tree by playing bass here, as good a start as any, while Richard Barbieri also has an initial bow on the lengthy title track. Wilson's own playing here is just astounding, with some huge, driving feedback fills, while the equally long "Burning Sky" lets him exercise some guitar hero chops, and quite well at that. Brief cuts crop up throughout -- notably "What You Are Listening To...," which makes a nod back to the contents of Voyage 34 via the narrative spoken word sample at the start. The recurring use of synth loops and acid house rhythms alone mark Porcupine Tree's approach as being a more modern one, but at the same time a song like "Synesthesia" doesn't sound like a stab at crossover so much as it does one color on the palette. The unfolding guitar solos demonstrate that much, at least. --AllMusic Review by Ned Raggett
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