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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 - Residentie Orchesrtra The Hague, Neeme Jarvi (2010) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)
Artist: Residentie Orchesrtra The Hague, Neeme Järvi
Title: Bruckner - Symphony No. 5
Genre: Classical
Label: © Chandos Records
Release Date: 2010
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: theCLASSICAL|shop
Duration: 62:05
Recorded: Dr Anton Philipszaal, The Hague, The Netherlands; 17–19 September 2009

Symphony No. 5 is widely considered as the finest among the nine numbered symphonies of Anton Bruckner, and ranks among his most famous works.
In their first recording on Chandos for almost ten years, the Residentie Orchestra The Hague here performs the work under its chief conductor, Neeme Järvi, who has conducted the symphony with orchestras across the globe, and is recognised as one of the key interpreters of it.
The reputation of the Residentie Orchestra The Hague as one of the finest orchestras in Europe makes it an appropriate figurehead for The Hague as a cosmopolitan city of justice, peace and culture.
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Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 - London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Artist: London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
Title: Bruckner - Symphony No. 4
Genre: Classical
Label: © LSO Live
Release Date: 2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Bowers & Wilkins
Duration: 69 minutes 8 seconds
Recorded: June 2011 at Barbican, London, United Kingdom

Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognized as the world’s leading Bruckner conductor.
Bruckner’s Symphony No 4 (‘Romantic’) conjures up visions of mediaeval knights, huntsmen and enchanted woodland, particularly through the prominent use of the horn in the work. One of his most popular pieces, it was treated to many revisions by the composer and this recording features the second version of the 1877/8 Nowak edition (published 1953) with the 1880 Finale.
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Benjamin Britten - War Requiem - London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Сomposer: Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Artist: London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda
Title: Britten - War Requiem
Genre: Classical
Label: © LSO Live
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: Bowers & Wilkins
Duration: 83 minutes 48 seconds
Recorded: October 2011 at Barbican, London, United Kingdom

Premiered in 1962, the War Requiem is one of the twentieth century's defining works. Britten was commissioned to write it for the re-dedication of Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed during the Second World War. Interspersing the Latin mass of the dead with texts by war poet Wilfred Owen he created a work that both mourned the dead and pleaded the futility of war.
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Johannes Brahms - Symphony No. 2, Tragic Overture, Academic Festival Overture - Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Сomposer: Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Artist: Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
Title: Symphony no. 2, Tragic Overture, Academic Festival Overture
Genre: Classical
Label: © Channel Classics Records B.V.
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:08:20
Recorded: Palace of Arts, Budapest, February 2012

A remarkable, transparent purity can be heard in Brahms’s Second symphony. It is a sharp contrast to the huge arsenal of ideas collected in the First Symphony, which Brahms had worked on for many years. Here in his Second he shows us his masterful skill in developing large-scale architecture from the simplest motifs. To give the first of these to the horns is a logical choice; Brahms always used natural horns and resisted the more modern instruments. Horns can ideally explore the purest of all musical ideas: the journey through the overtones.
Similar purity is present in all the themes. When at the start the basses step down a semitone and step back again, nobody could guess what a rich new world would develop from this cell. The last movement is also built on a simple tool: repeated, equal notes follow each other in regimental order (a classical tradition often heard in final movements by Haydn or Mozart). Is this Brahms’s most nature-related symphony? Considering the complicated organisms that develop from the simplest cells, yes, it is. Brahms certainly has the divine, creative talent to show us how this process can work in music. --Iván Fischer
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Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain (1982/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: The Nylon Curtain
Genre: Pop Pock, Soft Rock
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1982/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 41:51
Recorded: Spring of 1982 at A & R Recording and Media Sound Studios, New York City.

The Nylon Curtain is Billy Joel's eighth studio album and was released on September 23, 1982. Produced by Phil Ramone, the album is considered to be one of Joel's most ambitious albums and was a personal favorite of his. The song "Allentown" was a huge hit and spent six weeks at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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Billy Joel - Glass Houses (1980/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: Glass Houses
Genre: Pop Pock, Soft Rock
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1980/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 34:49
Recorded: 1979

Glass Houses is the seventh studio masterpiece by Billy Joel. It is certified seven-time Platinum and was widely acclaimed worldwide. It includes Joel’s first song to reach #1 on the Billboard Pop charts, “It's Still Rock And Roll To Me.”The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and was one of the bestselling albums of the 1980s. Billy Joel also won a GRAMMY® for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
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Billy Joel - Cold Spring Harbor (1971/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: Cold Spring Harbor
Genre: Pop Pock, Soft Rock, Folk Rock, Ballad
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1971/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 30:24
Recorded: July 1971 at Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Ultrasonic Recording Studios, Hempstead, NY

Cold Spring Harbor was Billy Joel's first solo album, released on November 1, 1971. Joel had previously released three albums as a member of the bands The Hassles and Attila. Cold Spring Harbor was released by Family Productions, but after a production error by the owner of the label, Joel ended his relationship with them and would eventually sign with Columbia Records. The album contains several songs on later albums, including "She's Got a Way" and "Everybody Loves You Now."
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Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (1983/2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Billy Joel
Title: An Innocent Man
Genre: Pop Pock, Soft Rock
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1983/2013
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 40:27
Recorded: Spring, 1983, Chelsea Sound and A&R Recording, Inc., New York, New York.

An Innocent Man is Billy Joel’s multi-GRAMMY® nominated masterpiece. This instant classic finds Joel paying homage to the songs and styles that inspired him. An Innocent Man includes the Top Ten hits: “Tell Her About It,” “Uptown Girl” and the title-track. It would spend 111 weeks on the Billboard Pop charts, becoming Joel’s longest charting studio album behind The Stranger. It earned GRAMMY® nominations for Album of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Absolutely vital.
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Bela Bartok - Works for Violin and Piano Vol. 1 - Andrew Armstrong, James Ehnes (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Artist: Andrew Armstrong, James Ehnes
Title: Bartok - Works for Violin and Piano Vol. 1
Genre: Classical
Label: © Chandos Records
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: theCLASSICAL|shop
Duration: 01:18:41
Recorded: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, 30 May-1 June 2011

This is the second volume in a series devoted to the works for strings by Béla Bartók, with James Ehnes the featured soloist. Earlier this year, Ehnes recorded the Violin and Viola Concertos (CHAN 10690), which was made Disc of the Month in Gramophone magazine. On this new recording, he turns to the Violin Sonatas and Rhapsodies, complemented by the earliest surviving work by Bartók for violin and piano, an Andante. He is accompanied by the pianist Andrew Armstrong.
Dedicated to the Hungarian violinist Adila d’Arányi, the sonatas for violin and piano were composed in 1921 – 22, around the same time as the highly successful ballet score The Miraculous Mandarin. Of the two works, the Sonata in C sharp minor is the more traditional in terms of its structure, and characterised by a mood that is sometimes exhilarated, sometimes turbulent – but always virtuosic. The finale builds from a series of increasingly wild dances, folk-like in style but entirely expressionistic.
In the Sonata in C major, Bartók removes himself from classical form and traditional tonal practice, calling on the violinist to distance himself from the romantic manner of playing. At several points, for example, the violin is played without vibrato, producing an ethereally cool and distant sound. The improvisatory character is strong throughout, as the work repeatedly alternates between the quiet and thoughtful, and the stormy and strident. The ending, in contrast to the earlier sonata, is understated, emotional, and expressive.
Bartók’s two rhapsodies for piano and violin, dedicated respectively to Joseph Szigeti and Zoltán Székely, are steeped in the tradition of Hungarian folk music. Exuberant and infectious, the works are heavily inspired by the csárdás, the national dance of Hungary, and display the traditional pairing of lassú (slow) and friss (lively) movements.
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Angus & Julia Stone - Angus & Julia Stone (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Angus & Julia Stone
Title: Angus & Julia Stone
Genre: Folk, Indie, Singer/Songwriter
Label: © Discograph
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:00:07
Recorded: Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California. Additional recording at The Complex in LA, California and Grand Street Recording in New York, NY.

The brother and sister duo, Angus & Julia Stone present their third, self titled album. After taking a break as a creative pair to focus on individual albums, the two artists are back together again with their latest record from American Recordings. Producer Rick Rubin comments on the album and the siblings, "This album is extraordinary; Angus and Julia are truly unique musicians. They are authentic and pure people who do things from the heart. I’ve never worked with anyone like them before.”
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