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Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber - Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum - Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor (2013) Digital eXtreme Definition FLAC Stereo 24bit/352,8kHz

Сomposer: Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704)
Artist: Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor
Title: Biber - Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum
Genre: Classical
Label: © Challenge Records | Northstar Recordings
Release Date: 2013
Quality: Digital eXtreme Definition FLAC Stereo 352,8kHz/24bit
Duration: 00:47:01
Recorded: 11-14 March 2013, Stift St. Florian bei Linz an der Donau

H.I.F. Biber: a genius, whose life story is for the most part unresearched, a violin virtuoso who raised the technique of violin playing in Austria to an incredibly high level, a man of incredible powers of imagination and the courage to venture on abstraction. The complexity of his work is astonishing, his oeuvre encompasses a range from richly orchestrated church music, artfully elaborated chamber music, to virtuoso music for his personal solo instrument, the violin.
In his collection Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum, Biber set new standards also in the field of string chamber music. In the first part the master composes for five-part string ensemble: 2 violins, 2 violas, violone and basso continuo were established at his time as the standard ensemble in Austrian cultural circles. In a richly coloured, five-part setting, Biber artfully weaves a polyphonic texture that allows one or more parts to alternate and come to the fore. In the second part of this colletion he dispenses with the five-part arrangement hitherto predominant in Austria. He compensates for the luxury of sound by augmenting the flexibility of the four individual parts.
Perhaps it is simply the humility and clear, alert ear of all the musicians in the ensemble in confrontation with the special qualities of Biber’s chamber music that convey to the audience the qualities of the master’s musical message!
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Benjamin Appl - Heimat (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Max Reger (1873-1916), Hugo Wolf (1860-1903), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Franz Schreker (1878-1934), Richard Strauss (1864-1949), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), Sir Henry Rowley Bishop (1786-1855), Peter Warlock (1894-1930), John Ireland (1879-1962), Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Adolf Strauss (1902-1944)
Artist: Benjamin Appl
Title: Heimat
Genre: Classical, Vocal Music
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Release Date: 2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:07:51
Recorded: October 28-31 2016 & January 20 2017, Studio 1 Bayerischer Rundfunk, Germany

Benjamin Appl won Gramophone “Young Artist of the Year 2016” :: He is a former chorister of the famous Regensburger Domspatzen, Appl is now one of the most interesting artists of the new generation, with a great voice, charming personality and great stage presence. “HEIMAT” his debut album with Sony Classical presents songs from different countries related to the actual topic “HEIMAT” (homeland). The booklet of the limited first edition contains an additional essay by Neil McGregor, former director of the British Museum (famous for their exhibition about GERMANY) and upcoming director of the Berlin Humboldtforum. Described as ‘the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone Magazine, UK), Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics in recital, concerts and opera. He is member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme from 2014 until 2016 and was an ECHO Rising Star artist for the 2015/16 season, appearing in recital at major European venues including the Barbican Centre London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, Philharmonie Paris and Cologne and the Laeiszhalle Hamburg. He has won the Gramophone ’Young Artist of the Year’ award in 2016 and Wigmore Hall London has named him a Wigmore Hall Emerging Artist (2015/16). The young baritone became an exclusive SONY Classical recording artist in May 2016.
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Yevgeny Sudbin, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vanska (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Artist: Yevgeny Sudbin, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vänskä
Title: Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 63:16
Recorded: September 2014 (Concerto No. 1) and December 2015 (Concerto No. 2) at the Tapiola Concert Hall, Finland

On two previous discs, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä have released Beethoven’s three last piano concertos to critical acclaim. Distinctions include Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and top marks from the Italian magazine Musica and the German website, and performances have been described as ‘electrifying’ (, ‘absolutely stunning’ (Fanfare) and ‘a Beethoven experience you will not want to miss’ ( For the final disc in their cycle, Sudbin and Vänskä have travelled to Helsinki to team up with Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top Nordic ensembles, and well suited for these earlier and more classical of Beethoven’s concertos. Of the two, the one we now know as the Second was actually begun several years before Concerto No. 1, and indeed even before Beethoven left Bonn for Vienna. During the following decade, Beethoven returned to the score repeatedly and made substantial revisions – including composing a new final movement – and ultimately the C major concerto reached publication first. Both concertos were conceived long before Beethoven's involvement with the symphonic genre, and the influence of Mozart and Haydn is evident in the interaction between the orchestra and the soloist – but Beethoven's individual spirit is nevertheless unmistakeable.
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 - Glen Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (1961/2015) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Artist: Glen Gould, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
Title: Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4
Genre: Classical
Label: © High Definition Tape Transfers
Release Date: 1961/2015
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz
Source: HDTT
Duration: 00:37:25
Recorded: 03/20/1961, Manhattan Center, New York; Transferred from Columbia 4-track tape

Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 was the piece with which Glenn Gould made his orchestral debut when he was 13, and he performed it more often than any of the composer's other concertos. This recording, with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic, was made in 1961. Gould's performance is thoughtful, nuanced, and not at all eccentric. What's most striking about his playing is the degree to which he's able to bring out the individuality of the contrapuntal lines. His performance is extremely graceful. The opening of the first movement is luxuriantly fluid and sensuous, and the rhythmically driven sections are delicate and cleanly articulated. It's an understated performance that perfectly suits the character of this most subtle of Beethoven's piano concertos and Gould hides the work's technical demands by making the music seem effortless and spontaneous. Bernstein leads a soulful reading that's not at all flashy, which reveals the work's substance without putting a hugely individualistic stamp on it. The New York Philharmonic's sound is warm and full, and the playing is absolutely secure. Gould's characteristic humming is occasionally audible, but at such a low level that only the purist who demands absolutely clean sound is likely to be offended. A minor quibble: the CD only lasts a little over 35 minutes, and since Sony is reissuing all Gould's Columbia recordings, it would have made sense to pair the concerto with another piece to fill out the disc. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Eddins
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Late String Quartets - Tokyo String Quartet (2010) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Tokyo String Quartet
Title: Beethoven: Late String Quartets
Genre: Classical
Label: © Harmonia Mundi
Release Date: 2010
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 02:54:38
Recorded in May, 2008 at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York State (opp.127 & 131); and August-September, 2008 at Oji Hall, Tokyo, Japan (opp.130,132,133)

Though stated in the booklet, Quartet no. 16 op. 135 is not included in this set. because it was not recorded in DSD.
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Beach, Chaminade & Howell - Piano Concertos - Danny Driver, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Miller (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Dorothy Howell (1898-1982), Amy Beach (1867-1944), Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)
Artist: Danny Driver, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Miller
Title: Beach, Chaminade & Howell - Piano Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © Hyperion Records
Release Date: 2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Duration: 69 minutes 31 seconds
Recorded: August 2015, City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, Scotland

International Women’s Day falls on 8 March, celebrating the ‘social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women’. Volume 70 in our Romantic Piano Concerto series champions three female composers, and three works whose in-the-face-of-it-all joie de vivre makes them irresistibly worthy of our attention.
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Barney Wilen Quartet - New York Romance (1994/2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Barney Wilen Quartet
Title: New York Romance
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Venus Records, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Release Date: 1994/2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 01:03:48
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, June 19-20, 1994

Alternating between soprano, tenor and baritone saxes in this collection of straight-ahead jazz for the Japanese market, Barney Wilen refuses to be pinned down to a single tone quality or approach, even on the same instrument. Among other things, he mimics the lagging phrasing of Lady Day on "You've Changed" on soprano, "Blues Walk" bumps along agreeably on baritone while "Old Devil Moon" is sustained and humorous, and "Mack the Knife" is converted into a glacial smoky ballad with almost casual nonchalance. Throughout, Kenny Barron gets acres of well-turned solo space -- it's practically his gig, too -- and Ira Coleman (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums) provide crisp underpinning. The further one goes in this collection, the more interesting and less predictable it sounds. --AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell
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Barclay James Harvest - XII (1978/2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Barclay James Harvest
Title: XII (New Stereo Mix)
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Art Rock, British Folk-Rock
Label: © Cherry Red Records/Esoteric Recordings
Release Date: 1978/2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: DVD Audio
Duration: 00:57:04
Recorded: Strawberry Studios North, Stockport, March to July 1978

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic gold selling 1978 album by BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, “XII”. Originally released in September 1978, the album was another big selling release for the band achieving Silver disc status in the UK and Gold in Germany. The album followed in the wake of “Gone to Earth” and saw BJH consolidate the success they had found in Germany and Europe.
The album struck a chord with the record buying public thanks to tracks such as ‘Berlin’, ‘In Search of England’, ‘Nova Lepidoptera’ and more, and its popularity continues to endure. It would be the last Barclay James Harvest album to feature Woolly Wolstenholme before his departure from the band in June 1979.
This Deluxe edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a new re-master of the original album mix, along with stunning brand new stereo and 5.1 surround mix of the album. The DVD (which is region free and NTSC) also includes 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo re-mixes and a 96 kHz / 24-bit re-master of the original album mix. In addition the set features five bonus tracks, including the rare single versions of ‘Loving is Easy’ and ‘Berlin’.
This expanded deluxe edition also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, a new essay and also includes a reproduction poster.
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