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Christoph Graupner - "Chalumeaux" - Concertos, Ouvertures & Sonatas - Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor (2015) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Artist: Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor
Title: Graupner - "Chalumeaux" - Concertos, Ouvertures & Sonatas
Genre: Classical
Label: © Challenge Records | Northstar Recordings
Release Date: 2012
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:14:25
Recorded: Stift St. Florian bei Linz an der Donau, 10-13 November 2011


If people are innocent of the name of Christoph Graupner in Vienna or anywhere else in Austria this should be neither a surprise nor anything to be ashamed of, because the sphere of influence of this contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Joseph Fux was in faraway Darmstadt, a small residence capital of the landgrave in Hesse about twenty miles south of Frankfurt. What is more, Graupner never visited Vienna in his life. Graupner’s employer Ernst Ludwig was an opera enthusiast; after becoming acquainted with the young harpsichordist and composer Graupner – who had received his musical education in Leipzig – some time in the period from autumn 1706 and 1708 at the Hamburg Gänsemarkt Opera House, Ernst Ludwig appointed him Kapellmeister in Darmstadt in 1709. The court household there was that of a comparatively small landgrave, Protestant in inclination – one of the numerous German principalities in the German Lands. But in his ambition for prestige and luxurious pastimes – particularly hunting – the Darmstadt regent by no means took second place even to the pre-eminent courts. Thus in 1723, he secured Graupner’s presence in Darmstadt for life by a generous rise in salary, which made the court Kapellmeister the best paid orchestra director of his time and simultaneously stopped Graupner from taking off to Leipzig, where he had been offered the post of Thomaskantor, the choirmaster of St Thomas’s. Another thirty-seven years were to pass in the service of the Darmstadt landgrave before Graupner eventually died in 1760; he had gone blind, thus in the last six years of his life could no longer actively direct the fortunes of the orchestra.
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Carl Heinrich Graun - Opera Arias - Julia Lezhneva, Concerto Koln, Mikhail Antonenko (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Carl Heinrich Graun (1703/4–1759)
Artist: Julia Lezhneva, Concerto Köln, Mikhail Antonenko
Title: Graun: Opera Arias
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca Music Group Limited
Release Date: 2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:05:11
Recorded: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne, 15–18, 26, 27, 29 & 30 September 2016

11 World Premiere Recordings. A journey of discovery for Lezhneva, who spent days in a Berlin library unearthing this music. Incredible undiscovered arias from Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759), one of the most important German composers of Italian baroque opera but almost unknown today. Music of great virtuosity: vibrant, joyful and fiery arias contrast with tragic and deeply felt laments. Concerto Köln, one of Germany’s finest period instrument orchestras, are led by young conductor (and pianist) Mikhail Antonenko and feature an array of world-class baroque musicians including violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky and lutenist Luca Pianca.
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George Gershwin - An American in Paris; Concerto in F - Lincoln Mayorga, Harmonie Ensemble, Steven Richman (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Artist: Lincoln Mayorga, Harmonie Ensemble, Steven Richman
Title: Gershwin - An American in Paris; Concerto in F
Genre: Classical
Label: © harmonia mundi usa
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:56:13
Recorded: June 22-24, 2014 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York City


Working from Gershwin’s original manuscripts, Steven Richman and the Harmonie Ensemble/New York recapture the lean, unsentimental style the composer intended for 'An American in Paris' and 'Concerto in F', here featuring Lincoln Mayorga as the piano soloist. Also included are the first recordings of the Overture to 'Of Thee I Sing' (radio version) and Roy Bargy’s orchestration of the 'Three Preludes' [pianist and arranger with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra]. Lincoln Mayorga was staff pianist for Walt Disney Studios and composed music for the TV show ‘Fame’. He has recorded works by Chopin, Brahms, and Prokofiev, as well as songs by Gershwin and Kern with the late Marnie Nixon. He was also soloist on the 'Gershwin by Grofé' and 'Symphonic Jazz: Grofé and Gershwin', which included the premiere recording of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody as arranged by Ferde Grofé.
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Gerrie Lynn - Presenting Gerrie Lynn (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Gerrie Lynn
Title: Presenting Gerrie Lynn
Genre: Country, Country Pop, Traditional Pop
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:27:42
Recorded: July 1966, Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville
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Gale Garnett - Growing Pains, Growing Pleasures (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Gale Garnett
Title: Growing Pains, Growing Pleasures
Genre: Folk, AM Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:31:44
Recorded: 1966


Best known for her Grammy-winning folk hit "We'll Sing in the Sunshine," Gale Garnett later carved out a long-lived career as a writer and actress.
Gale Zoë Garnett was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on July 17, 1942; her family moved to Canada when she was 11, and she made her public singing debut in 1960. In 1964, Garnett scored a Top Five pop hit with her original composition "We'll Sing in the Sunshine," and recorded her debut album, My Kind of Folk Songs, for RCA Victor. Riding the success of "We'll Sing in the Sunshine," which won a Grammy for Best Folk Recording, Garnett continued to record through the rest of the '60s, eventually breaking into psych-pop with a backing band called the Gentle Reign.
Toward the end of the 1960s, she also began appearing in feature films and on television shows, usually in supporting roles. In subsequent years, Garnett also branched out into journalism, writing essays, columns, and book reviews for various newspapers and magazines. Additionally, she wrote and performed two one-person theater pieces, Gale Garnett & Company and Life After Latex. --Artist Biography by Steve Huey
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Hans Gal, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concertos - Sarah Beth Briggs, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Kenneth Woods (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Hans Gál (1890 – 1987), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Artist: Sarah Beth Briggs, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Kenneth Woods
Title: Gál, Mozart - Piano Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © Avie Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:08:30
Recorded: 12–14 January 2016, Hall One, Sage Gateshead, England

Bringing to light another of Hans Gál’s gorgeously melodic and finely crafted scores, AVIE presents the world premiere recording of the Austrian émigré’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with English pianist Sarah Beth Briggs supported by Gál aficionado Kenneth Woods conducting the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Written in 1948, Gál’s large-scale romantic concerto abounds with sweeping phrases and pyrotechnics, yet at the heart of the piece lies the composer’s signature clarity and precision, making the work an ideal coupling for his 18th century Viennese compatriot Mozart’s great E-flat major concerto of 1785.
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Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night (1987/2017) {30th anniversary Deluxe Edition} High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Title: Tango In The Night
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock
Label: © Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: 1987/2017
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 02:58:37
Recorded: November 1985 – March 1987


Fleetwood Mac released the second-best selling record of its career in 1987 with Tango in the Night, an album that’s sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. It topped the album charts in Britain, peaked at #7 in America, and scored major hits everywhere with “Big Love” and “Little Lies.”
Following the recent deluxe edition of Mirage, Fleetwood Mac continues to reissue its classic albums with the new TANGO IN THE NIGHT: DELUXE EDITION. The collection, timed to coincide with the album’s 30th anniversary, expands on the original with a selection of rare and unreleased recordings, newly remastered sound, plus several music videos.
After topping the U.S. charts in 1982 with Mirage, Fleetwood Mac returned five years later with Tango In The Night. It currently stands as the final studio album released by the quintet of Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks. The album sent four singles into the Billboard Top 20: “Little Lies” (#4), “Big Love” (#5), “Everywhere” (#14), and “Seven Wonders” (#19).
The deluxe and expanded editions of Tango In The Night both include a disc of rare recordings. Among those 13 tracks are unreleased gems like the alternate version of “Mystified,” a demo for the album’s title song, plus the rare b-sides: “Down Endless Street” and “Ricky.”
TANGO IN THE NIGHT: DELUXE EDITION includes a third disc that compiles more than a dozen 12” mixes. Dub versions of “Seven Wonders” and “Everywhere” are featured along with an extended version “Little Lies” remixed by John “Jellybean” Benitez. The collection also comes with a DVD that contains videos for five singles: “Big Love,” “Seven Wonders,” “Little Lies,” “Family Man,” and “Everywhere.”
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Ewald Demeyere - 18th-Century Flemish Harpsichord Music (2011) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Various Composers
Artist: Ewald Demeyere
Title: Ewald Demeyere - 18th-Century Flemish Harpsichord Music
Genre: Classical, Instrumental
Label: © Challenge Records | Northstar Recordings
Release Date: 21 November 2011
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:14:12
Recorded: March 28-31/2011 at the Vleeshuis Museum Antwerpen, Belgium

On a disc of 18th-Century Flemish Harpsichord Music one may expect to hear a considerable number of pieces which are hardly known or even completely unknown. That is certainly the case here. Only Josse Boutmy and Dieudonné Raick are not completely unknown quantities as far as music for harpsichord is concerned. A selection of sacred compositions by Charles-Joseph van Helmont have been recorded and released by the Belgian label Eufoda. The most prominent composer from Flanders in the first half of the 18th century was Joseph Hector Fiocco (1703-1741), whose keyboard works have been recorded by Ton Koopman (Astrée, 1978) and Ewald Demeyere (Accent, 2007). The latter now presents a survey of keyboard works by some of Fiocco's compatriots and contemporaries.
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George Enescu - Symphonie Concertante; Symphony No. 1 - Truls Mork, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu (2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz

Сomposer: George Enescu (1881-1955)
Artist: Truls Mørk, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannu Lintu
Title: Enescu: Symphonie Concertante; Symphony No. 1
Genre: Classical
Label: © 2xHD/Ondine Oy, Helsinki
Release Date: 2015/2016
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:53:56
Recorded: Tampere Hall, Finland, 20-21 September 2013 (Symphony No. 1), 6–7 June 2014 (Symphonie Concertante)

The final release of the George Enescu (1881-1955) symphony cycle includes two neglected masterpieces: the 1st Symphony filled with youthful energy and the poetic and lyric Symphonie concertante for Cello and Orchestra. The soloist of the Symphony concertante is the award-winning cellist Truls Mørk.
Enescu wrote both of the works at a relatively young age: the Symphonie concertante was written at the age of 20 and the 1st Symphony was premiered when the composer was 25 years of age. Even so, Enescu had already created himself an impressive career as a composer with several large-scale works.
The Ondine recordings with Hannu Lintu and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra have proved to be extremely successful. The first release of the Enescu cycle received Gramophone Awards Nomination 2013. Hannu Lintu and the orchestra also received GRAMMY nomination for their recording of Rautavaara's Kaivos Opera.
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Elvis Presley - Promised Land (1975/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Elvis Presley
Title: Promised Land
Genre: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, AM Pop, Country Rock
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1975/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 28:51
Recorded: December 10–15, 1973, Memphis, Tennessee


Promised Land is a 1975 album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley on RCA Records. It was recorded in December 1973 at Stax Records studios in Memphis and released on Presley's 40th birthday. The material was the second pick from the December 1973 session, as the songs considered strongest had been issued on Good Times. The title track, a cover of the 1965 hit by Chuck Berry, was issued earlier as a single on September 27, 1974, and hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK top ten. Its flip side, "Its Midnight", reached 9 on the Country Charts. Another hit single from the album was "If You Talk in Your Sleep" reaching 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the US the album only reached number 47 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, but reached 1 in Billboard's Top Country LPs chart. The album also reached 1 in the Country Cashbox albums chart. In the UK the album reached #21.
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