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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 - Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (2014) DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Artist: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer
Title: Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 in E major (1884)
Genre: Classical
Label: © Channel Classics Records
Release Date: 2014
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: SACD ISO
Duration: 0:56:43
Recorded: March 2012, Palace of Arts, Budapest, Hungary


In his time, Bruckner was understood and admired only within a small circle, a handful of advocates of his music, both pupils andWagnerites. As Bruckner worked on the Adagio, the emotional heart of the Seventh Symphony, he heard news of the death of his idol RichardWagner, and instantly decided to dedicate it to his remembrance.
This Symphony brought the composer's breakthrough in 1885, and until today it has remained the most frequently performed of Bruckner's nine symphonies. “Bruckner is the saint, the tzadik, the bodhisattva, the guru among composers. He is the purest and most capable of religious ecstasy. Everything is seen with the clearest vision, built to majestic proportions and felt with deepest emotions. The first melody commences as if it were the purest ever written. But soon the notes of a simple E major triad of divine simplicity give way to a chromatic search surrounding the dominant note "B" with a deeply felt human desire. The melody seems to find its calm cadence, but it leaps up again, three times, aiming to attain yet higher ecstasy. And this is only the start..” Iván Fischer
Iván Fischer is founder and Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. This partnership has become one of the greatest success stories in the past 25 years of classical music. Intense international touring and a series of acclaimed recordings for Philips Classics, later for Channel Classics have contributed to Iván Fischer’s reputation as one of the world’s most visionary and successful orchestra leaders.
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Pathetique, Moonlight, Appassionata - Valery Afanassiev (2015) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Valery Afanassiev
Title: Beethoven - Pathétique|Moonlight|Appassionata
Genre: Classical
Label: © Sony Music Japan Int.
Release Date: 2005
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: e-Onkyo
Duration: 01:15:58
Recorded by Philipp Nedel at Beethovensaal in Hannover on Feb. 16-18, 2015

驚天動地。これがアファナシエフのベートーヴェン。来日記念盤。
現代クラシック・ピアノ界の鬼才(奇才 )と称される、ロシアのピアニスト、ヴァレリー・アファナシエフの最新アルバムです。個性派アファナシエフが、ソニー・クラシカルでの録音を熱望し、選んだ曲目はベートーヴェンの最も有名なピアノ・ソナタ「熱情」「月光」「悲愴」。ベートーヴェンはアファナシエフにとって、シューベルトやバッハとならぶ重要なレパートリーであり、「バガテル集」「ディアベリ変奏曲」「最後の3つのソナタ」など、早くからそのピアノ作品の録音に積極的に取り組んできました。そして「自分が最高の演奏ができる」という強い確信を持つまで、新しい作品をレパートリーに加えないアファナシエフが、68歳にしてこの名ソナタ3曲の録音に生涯初めて取り組みました。最近は演奏会でのライヴ録音をリリースしてきたアファナシエフですが、今回はハノーファーでのセッション録音。旧知のドイツ人の名プロデューサーで、これまで「ブラームス:間奏曲集」などの名盤を共に生み出してきたゲルハルト・ベッツを起用し、これまで聴いたことのないような解釈を生みだしました。
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Bela Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop (2012/2015) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Artist: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop
Title: Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Genre: Classical
Label: © 2xHD | Naxos Right US, Inc.
Release Date: 2012/2015
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 1:07:07
Recorded: Meyerhoff Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, from 2nd-4th October, 2009 (tracks 1-5), and on 3rd, 4th and 6th June, 2010 (tracks 6-9)


Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, one of his greatest works, was written in the United States after the composer was forced to flee Hungary during World War II. It is not only a brilliant display vehicle for each instrumental section but a work of considerable structural ingenuity that unites classical forms and sonorities with the pungency of folk rhythms and harmonies. Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta explores darker moods through a score of marvellously poised symmetry.
This release follows Marin Alsop’s ‘riveting’ (Gramophone) Baltimore Symphony recordings of Dvořák’s symphonies.
This has long been a popular coupling of works by Béla Bartók, but this new release rides on the crest of a wave of previous successes and will occupy a leading position amongst the competition on the quality of its recording and performance. Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra have a synergy which has made their Dvořák symphonic recordings sound ‘as fresh as when Dvořák put pen to paper’ (BBC Music Magazine on the Symphonies 7 and 8, NBD0010). Of Dvořák’s New World Symphony (8570714) BBC Music Magazine also wrote, ‘it is rare to be able to say that a performance forces one to listen to a work anew, but this is exactly what Alsop’s reading achieves.’
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 - Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr (2009) DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Artist: Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr
Title: Bach, J.S. - Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051
Genre: Classical
Label: © harmonia mundi
Release Date: 2009
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: SACD ISO
Duration: 01:36:19
Recorded: May 2008 at St. Jude’s-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden, London. Recorded, edited & mastered in DSD


Long neglected on a library shelf in Brandenburg Castle, these six ‘Concertos for several instruments’ have since become some of the best-known works in the classical repertoire for their musical inventiveness and their games of mathematical symmetry. Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music have endeavoured to return to the original ‘chamber’ conception of the works, with one player per part.

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Johann Sebastian Bach - St. John Passion, BWV 245 - Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven (2005) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Artist: Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven
Title: Bach, J.S. - St. John Passion, BWV 245 (1st version, 1724; reconstruction: Pieter Dirksen)
Genre: Classical, Choral
Label: © Channel Classics Records B.V.
Release Date: 2005/2009
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 01:51:35
Recorded: March 2004 Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

As with the work itself, there’s no recording of Bach’s St. John Passion that stands as preeminent and certainly none that can claim to be definitive. But, if you accept Jos van Veldhoven’s decisions regarding certain key aspects of this performance–including the reconstruction of some parts–this one comes very close. Aside from the various versions of the score that Bach himself created, performances are widely varied in terms of instrumentation (numbers and types of instruments and how they are used) and vocal forces (most significantly, how many singers to a part). Here, Veldhoven has chosen to attempt to reconstruct and perform the St. John in a version as close as possible to what was heard at the work’s premiere in 1724. You can read the rationale for and details of this effort in the excellent liner notes, but suffice it to say that some guesses and reconstructive decisions had to be made in several cases, both in vocal and orchestral parts. Most shocking to listeners familiar with this work is the total absence of flutes, which opens up the orchestral sound to a new and very different world of color.
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Arne Domnerus, Leif Strands Kammarkor - Sorgen och Gladjen (1971/2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz

Artist: Arne Domnérus, Rune Gustafsson, Bengt Hallberg, Egil Johansen, Georg Riedel, Leif Strands Kammarkor
Title: Sorgen och Glädjen
Genre: Classiacal, Jazz, Folk, Vocal Jazz, Choral, Sacred, Secular Music
Label: © 2xHD | Proprius Musik AB
Release Date: 1971/2016
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz
Source: nativeDSDmusic
Duration: 00:38:33
Recorded: 1971?

Is this the line between folk and spiritual song? Between hymn to Christ's bride and the earthly love song? The border is not straight and clear, but on both sides lies a treasure of music and lyrics that we must have to stay alive - in our day and future , as an inheritance . . . Leif Strand and the musicians on this record, offer a kind of continuation of the sorrow and the joy.
Leif Strand Chamber Choir began in 1965; the first concert together with jazz musicians was held at Hönsten 1967 with, among others, Jan Johansson, Arne Domnérus, Rune Gustafsson, Georg Riedel. Since the choir - in connection with Arne Domnérus sextet - made a couple hundred concerts, numerous radio and television appearances and five published LPs.
On this album, the Leif Stand Choir from Sweden join with Jazz greats Georg Riedel, Arne Domnérus, Egil Johansen and Bengt Hallberg - best known for their work on the classic Jazz At The Pawnshop. Joy and Sorrow features the choir and musicians performing traditional, chorale and spiritual music.
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Anne Sofie Von Otter - Handel, Monteverdi, Telemann (1983/2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Artist: Anne Sofie Von Otter, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Title: Händel, Monteverdi, Telemann
Genre: Classical
Label: © 2xHD | Naxos Right US, Inc.
Release Date: 1983/2016
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 00:41:09
Recorded: 28th of february to 2nd of March, 1983 at S:ta Gertrud Church, Stockholm

Listen to this young Swedish voice: a warm and proprius rich mezzosoprano — just about to embark on her grand international career. She will introduce you to the world of the Baroque, full of Myth and Fantasy and populated by the great figures of classical history and drama.
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Thomas Ades - Asyla, Tevot & Polaris - London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Ades (2017) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Thomas Adès (b.1971)
Artist: London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adès
Title: Adès - Asyla, Tevot & Polaris
Genre: Classical
Label: © LSO Live
Release Date: 2017
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:02:51
Recorded live in DSD 128fs, 9 March (Tevot, Polaris, Brahms) & 16 March (Asyla) 2016, at the Barbican, London


An acclaimed conductor and pianist as well as a composer, Thomas Adès has outgrown his status as the wunderkind of the British scene and become one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music. For his LSO Live debut, he conducts all of his seminal ‘Trilogy’ works - Asyla, Tevot & Polaris – pieces that not only occupy a special place in his output, but in modern classical music as a whole. This major release is also features a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, recreating even more precisely the unique atmosphere a concert of Adès’s music creates.
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Strauss, Liszt, Korngold, Busoni, Schreker - Ballet Music - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Kazuki Yamada (2014) DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Сomposer: Richard Strauss (1864–1949), Franz Liszt (1811–1886), Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957), Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924), Franz Schreker (1878–1934)
Artist: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Kazuki Yamada
Title: Strauss, Liszt, Korngold, Busoni, Schreker - Ballet Music
Genre: Classical
Label: © Pentatone Music B.V.
Release Date: 2014
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: SACD ISO
Duration: 01:05:30
Recorded: Victoria Hall in Geneva, Switzerland in July 2013


The second CD in Pentatone’s dance music series lets you savour the vibrant, famous compositions from the German speaking countries. Connected by the power of music, inspired by fin de siècle, this CD glorifies the influential ballet/theatre/opera music from the interwar period.
There are vigorous performances of famous works and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is in top form. All of the music is familiar, yet there is always room for conductor Kazuki Yamada and the orchestra to approach it with verve, inviting listeners to remember what they enjoyed so much about it in the first place.
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Einojuhani Rautavaara - Modificata, Towards the Horizon & Incantations - Colin Currie, Truls Mork, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgards (2012/2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz

Сomposer: Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928)
Artist: Colin Currie, Truls Mørk, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgårds
Title: Rautavaara: Modificata, Towards the Horizon & Incantations
Genre: Classical
Label: © 2xHD/Ondine Oy, Helsinki
Release Date: 2012/2016
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:02:16
Recorded: Helsinki, Finlandia Hall, 15.1.2011 (Incantations), Music Centre, 10.–12.8.2011. A 24-bit recording in dXd (digital eXtreme definition)


This new recording couples Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s latest concerto works with an orchestral piece from his early Modernist period (Modificata; 1957/2003). The virtuoso Percussion Concerto Incantations (2008) features the Scottish percussion soloist Colin Currie, who is the dedicatee and première performer of this work. Currie wrote himself the virtuoso cadenza to the final movement. Rautavaara’s Second Cello Concerto Towards the Horizon (2009) was written for cellist Truls Mørk and plays continuously in one 20-minute movement. Reviewing the premiere the Star Tribune noted that the composer “acknowledges a ‘taste for eternity’ and a vain of mysticsm runs through his work.” Einojuhani Rautavaara is recognized as one of the most notable Finnish composers after Jean Sibelius. His recordings on Ondine have been bestsellers and garnered numerous awards (including a recent GRAMMY nomination for his opera Kaivos). Under their chief conductor John Storgårds, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra builds on long-time pedigrees of performing their compatriot’s music.
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