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Lorne Greene - Have a Happy Holiday (1965/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Lorne Greene
Title: Have a Happy Holiday
Genre: Traditional Pop, Spoken Word, Holiday, Christmas
Label: © Radio Corporation Of America | Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1965/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:42:19
Recorded: 196?


Actor Lorne Greene enjoyed a brief recording career in the mid-'60s, when he was at the height of his popularity thanks to his role as Ben Cartwright on the long-running Western series Bonanza. Greene was born in 1915 in Ottawa, Ontario, and went to college to study chemical engineering. He wound up discovering theater instead, and opted for a career in the performing arts. He worked in radio for a time, working his way up to become Canada's best-known newscaster. He left for New York in 1950, and soon appeared in Broadway productions and several films. He won the role of Ben Cartwright in 1959, playing the Ponderosa Ranch's patriarch until Bonanza finally went off the air in 1973. In the meantime, NBC, hoping to capitalize on the series' popularity, brought several cast members into the recording studio. Greene released his first album in 1963, and the following year he scored a surprise number one smash with "Ringo," a Western story song he narrated rather than sang. Greene charted a couple more times with 1965's "The Man" and 1966's "Waco," and released a total of five albums on RCA Victor from 1963-1966. Afterwards, he returned to acting full-time, most notably appearing in the TV miniseries Roots and starring in the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, as well as narrating numerous documentaries. Just before he was scheduled to reprise his Bonanza role for a TV-movie reunion, Greene died of complications from surgery on September 11, 1987. --Artist Biography by Steve Huey
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Livingston Taylor - Safe Home (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Livingston Taylor
Title: Safe Home
Genre: Folk, Jazz Folk
Label: © Chesky Records
Release Date: 2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:52:54
Recorded: December 18th & 19th, 2015 at The Hirsch Center, Brooklyn, New York


Safe Home, the new album from the venerated songwriter, Livingston Taylor, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary of making music. The album is set to be released March 3rd, 2017. Featuring a world class band of Shelly Berg (piano), David Finck (bass), Bashiri Johnson (percussion), and Chelsea Berry (vocals), the album gives playful bend to musical classics like "Anything You Can Do", and also presents Livingston originals such as "I Must Be Doing Something Right".
Livingston Taylor’s career as a professional musician has spanned 50 years. He maintains a performance schedule of more than a hundred shows a year, delighting audiences with his unique brand of popular music which includes mostly original repertory from his thirteen albums. In addition to his performance schedule, Livingston is a full professor at Berklee College of Music, passing on the extensive knowledge gained from his long career on the road to the next generation of musicians.
Part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, all recorded with a single microphone, the band appears right before you with this spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. Now headphone users will hear the same three-dimensional sound and imaging as audiophiles have for the past 25 years with Chesky Recordings. Also these new Binaural+ Series albums capture even more spatial realism for the home audiophile market, bringing you one step closer to the actual event. You will hear some of the most natural and pure music ever recorded.
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Lena Belkina - Dolci Momenti: Belcanto Arias (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Gioacchino Rossini (1792—1868), Vincenzo Bellini (1801—1835), Gaetano Donizetti (1797—1848)
Artist: Lena Belkina, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Alessandro De Marchi
Title: Dolci Momenti - Belcanto Arias
Genre: Classical
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:00:53
Recorded: Studio 1 des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Funkhaus München, October 13-17, 2014

Lena Belkina ist mit ihren jungen Jahren schon eine weltweit gefragte Mezzosopranistin und steht am Anfang einer glänzenden Karriere. Beim renommierten Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro begeisterte sie zuletzt Kritik und Publikum mit phänomenaler Präsenz und ihrer warmen, nuancierten und unverwechselbar farbenreichen Stimme: 'fulminant, strahlend, klangschön' schrieb 'Das Opernglas'. Ins internationale Rampenlicht sang sie sich mit der Live-Verfilmung von Rossinis 'La Cenerentola', die in über 150 Ländern ausgestrahlt wurde. 'Rossini wäre von Lena begeistert gewesen.' (La Stampa)
Für ihr erstes Album hat sich die Sängerin ein facettenreiches Programm aus wunderschönen Arien ihrer Lieblingskomponisten Rossini, Bellini und Donizetti ausgesucht, die die ganze Bandbreite ihres Könnens zeigen. Mit einem der Spezialisten für die italienische Oper des 17. bis frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, Dirigent Alessandro De Marchi, und dem Münchner Rundfunkorchester singt sie anrührende und entdeckenswerte Szenen und Arien aus Rossinis 'La Cenerentola', 'Il barbiere di Siviglia' & 'Otello' sowie aus Donizettis 'Anna Bolena' & 'La Favorita' und Bellinis 'I Capuleti e i Montecchi' & 'Adelson e Salvini'.
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Lani Hall - Es Facil Amar (1985/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Lani Hall
Title: Es Fácil Amar
Genre: Pop, Latin Pop
Label: © A&M Records/Herb Alpert Presents
Release Date: 1985/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 38:18


Es Fácil Amar is a studio album recorded by American singer Lani Hall. It was produced by Albert Hammond, mixed by Bill Bottrell, mastered by Arnie Acosta, and released in 1985. The album won Hall a Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance in 1986.
After almost two decades of being out of print, the album was made available again through Herb Alpert's official website as a digital download in 2010. Alpert also provided a trumpet solo for the album's title track.
Both the album's title track and the song "Si me Amaras" were previously recorded by Australian singer Leo Sayer as "Easy to Love" and "When I Need You," respectively. Both songs were written by songwriter/producer Albert Hammond.
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Nicki Parrott - The Look Of Love (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Nicki Parrott
Title: The Look Of Love
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Smoot Jazz
Label: © Venus Records, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 01:00:13
Recording: Avatar Studio In New York On September 17 & 18 , 2013


Australian native Nicki Parrott's release from the Japanese label Venus Records is a collection of well-known theme songs from Hollywood movies. Supporting her are great musicians based in New York, including Chuck Redd on vibraphone, Ken Peplowski on tenor sax and clarinet, John Di Martino on piano, and her sister Lisa Parrott on baritone sax and alto sax.
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Nicki Parrott - The Last Time I Saw Paris (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Nicki Parrott
Title: The Last Time I Saw Paris
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Smoot Jazz
Label: © Venus Records, Inc. Manufactured by Venus Records, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Release Date: 2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 01:02:36
Recording: Avatar Studio in New York on February 18 & 19, 2013

Born in Newcastle, Australia, Nicki started her musical training at age four with the piano, followed by the flute, soon after. Nicki switched to double bass at the age of 15. After graduating high school she moved to Sydney to study jazz at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music where she began to play with Australian musicians such as Mike Nock, Dale Barlow, Paul Grabowsky, Bernie McGann, and Ten Part Invention. She also toured Australia with Russian musicians Daniel Kramer and Alexander Fischer and American trumpeters Bobby Shew and Chuck Findley. She continued her studies with various bassists including visiting artists Ray Brown and John Clayton.
Nicki was the recipient of two awards, a scholarship to Pan Pacific Music Camps at the age of 16, and first place in the 1992 Jazz Action Society’s Annual Song Competition for her composition “Come and Get It”, which is the opening track of Nicki and her sister Lisa’s debut CD, “Awabakal Suite”. She was also nominated for the annual Australian Young Achievers Award by the Arts Council of Australia who granted her the funds to come to New York to study with Rufus Reid. Nicki came to New York in May 1994.
In June 2000, Nicki began performing on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club with the legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. As part of the Les Paul Trio, Nicki worked side-by-side with guitar greats from Paul McCartney, Slash, Steve Miller to fellow Aussie, Tommy Emmanuel.
Since then she has performed with such notable musicians as Michel Legrand, Joe Wilder, Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Patti Labelle & the New York Pops Orchestra, Harry Allen, Warren Vache, Marlena Shaw, David Krakauer, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bill Mays, Scott Hamilton, Lillian Boutte, Larry Carlton and Houston Person, to name a few.
In 2007 and 2008, Nicki received back to back honors for Swing Journal’s Best Jazz Vocal Album (“Moon River” and “Fly Me to The Moon”, respectively).
In 2010 her album Black Coffee (Venus) received Swing Journal’s Gold Disc award.
In 2012, Nicki headlined the Fujitsu Concorde Jazz festival after the release of her eighth CD from Venus Records, “Sakura Sakura”.
Nicki has performed at most major festivals around the globe including the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz in July at the 92nd Street Y, Litchfield Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and the Newport Beach Jazz Party, Jazz Ascona and Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland and many others.
Nicki has also performed in several Broadway shows such as “Avenue Q”, “Imaginary Friends”, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “Summer of ’42” and “Jekyll and Hyde” and has made several television and documentary appearances including “The Gossip Girls”, “Chasing Sound” and “Thank You Les”, which recently debuted on PBS.
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Nemanja Radulovic - Journey East (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Nemanja Radulović
Title: Journey East
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon is a Universal Music Company
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: prestoclassical.co.uk
Duration: 54:20
Recording: Teldex Studio Berlin, 3/2014 (orchestra); Paris, Studios Davout, 6/2014 (ensemble); Belgrade, Ilija M. Kolarac Foundation Concert Hall, 6/2014 (Sarievski)

For his international debut album on the Yellow Label, the brilliant young violinist Nemanja Radulović proposes a journey throughout the musical traditions of Eastern Europe. The selection contains all-time favorites, both classical and popular, from Eastern Europe, ranging from core classical pieces to traditional folk melodies to film music – among them Brahms’ Hungarian Dance, Dvořák’s Songs my mother taught me and William’s music from the film Schindler’s list.
Nemanja Radulović represents a boldly innovative young generation of classical artists – profoundly gifted and possessing enormous stage presence, he is constantly seeking new ways to communicate his fiery and innately musical performances to an ever-wider audience. He launched his international career in 2006 when he stood in for Maxim Vengerov at Paris’s Salle Pleyel, playing the Beethoven concerto to great acclaim with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Myung-Whun Chung.
The album is produced by the hugely successful French composer-producer Yvan Cassar – known for his work with platinum-selling artists such as Roberto Alagna.
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Mozart, Schumann - Fantaisies - Piotr Anderszewski (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Artist: Piotr Anderszewski
Title: Mozart, Schumann - Fantaisies
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:19:12
Recorded: Mozart, 12-13.VII.2006; Schumann: 30.IV -01.V.2013 (Fantasy); 02.V.2015, 30.X.2016 (Variations), Warsaw Philharmonic Hall


“I can hear in the music of both composers a similarity in their processes of giving physical form to their inspirations. The cruel resistance of the blank page feels, in both cases, inexistent, ignored. And therein lies an important, precious connection between Mozart and Schumann: an unobstructed directness to their music, in which the purity of intention remains intact.” – Piotr Anderszewski
"A commanding album with Anderszewski demonstrating quite remarkable pianism in four of the finest works written for the instrument...With playing of such elevated musicianship Anderszewski is in remarkable form providing a recital of a very special quality for Warner." -Musicweb International, Recording of the Month
"All the performances show the lucidity and objectivity that have always been such outstanding qualities of Anderszewski’s playing...He brings the same qualities to a touching performance of Schumann’s last piano work, the so-called Ghost Variations." -The Guardian
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Mozart with Friends - Nils Monkemeyer, Julia Fischer, Sabine Meyer, William Youn (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Artist: Nils Mönkemeyer, Julia Fischer, Sabine Meyer, William Youn
Title: Mozart with Friends
Genre: Classical
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:16:10
Recorded: December 19-21, 2015, Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München


Inspired by the fact that Mozart had often composed for friends and fellow musicians to play with him in good company, ECHO Award winner Nils Mönkemeyer invited his own dear friends and top classical artists Sabine Meyer, Julia Fischer and William Youn to record some very special duos and trios by the composer.
The "Kegelstatt-Trio" is the perfect example for the motto of the album since Mozart wrote it while playing skittles with his friends. He later performed the trio, playing the viola. Besides that, Nils chose to explore the development of the famous composer, starting with pieces from "The London Sketchbook", which Mozart wrote when he was 8 or 9 years old, or the Sonata in F major for violine and piano (but recorded in a version for viola and piano), written by an 11-year-old Mozart.
The selected pieces from "The London Sketchbook", originally written for piano, were arranged and compiled by William Youn who is one of the leading Mozart interpreters of his generation.
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Woffgang Amadeus Mozart: Oboe Concerto; Franz Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia concertante - Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado (2014 High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Woffgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Artist: Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado
Title: Mozart: Oboe Concerto; Haydn: Sinfonia concertante
Genre: Classical
Label: © Claves Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:40:45
Recorded in Auditorio de Zaragoza & Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, March 20-25, 2013


It all started at the end of a beautiful summer’s day in August 2010: the telephone rings, Lucas Macias Navarro, solo oboe of the Concertgebow Amsterdam, is on the line: “Hi Pat! Would you be interested in recording Mozart’s Oboe Concerto with the Mozart Orchestra, conducted by… Claudio Abbado?”
Knowing the musician to be a tease at times, I first thought it was a joke, but Lucas confirms: it is indeed a serious proposition!
Even though the Claves catalogue includes such brilliant names as Fischer-Dieskau, Teresa Berganza or the English Chamber Orchestra, it is true that a project such as this is quite something in a catalogue that prides itself with rare recordings, young interpreters, and also promotes and broadcasts the Swiss musical scene.
After all, it is rather as if, in 1980, the flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal had made a proposal to our founder, Marguerithe Dütschler, to record a Mozart concerto conducted by Herbert von Karajan…
Needless to say, the answer was yes, and thanks to donations from a very generous patron, the recording was planned in Spain, three years later.
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