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Sibelius, Bruch - Violin Concertos - Zino Francescatti, New York Philharmonic, Thomas Schippers, Leonard Bernstein (1965/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Artist: Zino Francescatti, New York Philharmonic, Thomas Schippers, Leonard Bernstein
Title: Sibelius: Concerto in D Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47 / Bruch: Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1965/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:50:41
Recorded: 1965


Bernstein – Remastered Edition: Sibelius – The Symphonies collects Bernstein’s complete Sibelius recordings, newly remastered from the original analogue tapes using 24 bit / 96 kHz technology in a 7CD limited original jackets collection.
Bernstein regarded Sibelius alongside Mahler as one of “the key turning points” in the development of the 20th century symphony, though his reputation as a Mahler exponent has overshadowed a lifelong dedication to the Finnish composer. His advocacy goes back to the time of his association with Koussevitzky, with whom he studied at Tanglewood in 1940, later becoming his assistant. At Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute in 1941, he conducted the Second Symphony. And following his sensational New York Philharmonic debut in November 1943, one of Bernstein’s first engagements was a Montreal Symphony Orchestra concert in March 1944 that included his first performance of the First.
The Finnish composer’s centenary year, 1965, brought a flurry of activity. In New York, Bernstein conducted all the symphonies in a single season (only his mentor Serge Koussevitzky had done that in the US, three decades earlier in Boston). For his efforts, Bernstein was made a Commander of the Order of the Lion by the president of Finland. By this time, he was already well into his recorded Sibelius cycle, begun in February 1961 with the Fifth Symphony, completed in May 1967 with the Sixth.
Bernstein’s Sibelius, like his teacher’s, was “warm like the sun” rather than a more orthodox evocation of cold northern soundscapes. He once called Sibelius “a great and strange kind of genius”, but in his New York cycle he favors visceral excitement over strange remoteness.
This set also contains his recording of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the French virtuoso Zino Francescatti. Also included are Valse triste, The Swan of Tuonela, a rather brash Finlandia, a thrilling performance of Pohjola’s Daughter and Luonnotar – Sibelius’s haunting setting of words from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic (with American soprano Phyllis Curtin) – as well as Bernstein’s only recording of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suites. But it’s the Sibelius symphonies that are the chief attraction here, and this often stunningly well-played, first completed stereo cycle has lost none of its freshness and authority in the half century since it was recorded.
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Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 - New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (1968/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Artist: New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein
Title: Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1968/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:49:26
Recorded: 1968

Bernstein – Remastered Edition: Sibelius – The Symphonies collects Bernstein’s complete Sibelius recordings, newly remastered from the original analogue tapes using 24 bit / 96 kHz technology in a 7CD limited original jackets collection.
Bernstein regarded Sibelius alongside Mahler as one of “the key turning points” in the development of the 20th century symphony, though his reputation as a Mahler exponent has overshadowed a lifelong dedication to the Finnish composer. His advocacy goes back to the time of his association with Koussevitzky, with whom he studied at Tanglewood in 1940, later becoming his assistant. At Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute in 1941, he conducted the Second Symphony. And following his sensational New York Philharmonic debut in November 1943, one of Bernstein’s first engagements was a Montreal Symphony Orchestra concert in March 1944 that included his first performance of the First.
The Finnish composer’s centenary year, 1965, brought a flurry of activity. In New York, Bernstein conducted all the symphonies in a single season (only his mentor Serge Koussevitzky had done that in the US, three decades earlier in Boston). For his efforts, Bernstein was made a Commander of the Order of the Lion by the president of Finland. By this time, he was already well into his recorded Sibelius cycle, begun in February 1961 with the Fifth Symphony, completed in May 1967 with the Sixth.
Bernstein’s Sibelius, like his teacher’s, was “warm like the sun” rather than a more orthodox evocation of cold northern soundscapes. He once called Sibelius “a great and strange kind of genius”, but in his New York cycle he favors visceral excitement over strange remoteness.
This set also contains his recording of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the French virtuoso Zino Francescatti. Also included are Valse triste, The Swan of Tuonela, a rather brash Finlandia, a thrilling performance of Pohjola’s Daughter and Luonnotar – Sibelius’s haunting setting of words from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic (with American soprano Phyllis Curtin) – as well as Bernstein’s only recording of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suites. But it’s the Sibelius symphonies that are the chief attraction here, and this often stunningly well-played, first completed stereo cycle has lost none of its freshness and authority in the half century since it was recorded.
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Jean Sibelius - Complete Symphonies - Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Artist: Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen
Title: Sibelius - Complete Symphonies
Genre: Classical
Label: © Naxos Japan, Inc.
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: e-onkyo
Duration: 04:01:14
Recorded: No. 1 - March 15, 2013, Suntory Hall; No. 3 - April 27, 2013, Suntory Hall; No. 2 - April 20, 2013, Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall; No. 4 - April 19, 2013, Suntory Hall; No. 5 - March 15, 2013, Suntory Hall; No. 6 & 7 - April 26, 2013, Suntory Hall


~新たな時代の到来を告げるインキネン&日本フィルのシベリウス完全版!~

演奏会の感動を生々しく伝える高音質のライブ録音マスターを使用。さらに、2番は既発のサントリーホールではなく、横浜みなとみらいホールのライブを収録した、チクルスの決定盤登場!
ピエタリ・インキネン&日本フィルのシベリウス(1865-1957)交響曲チクルスが、満を持してのハイレゾで登場。完璧なシベリウス・サウンドと壮大な世界観は全ての人を魅了すること間違いありません。2015年のシベリウス・イヤーを代表する名盤です。
インキネンの解釈は、全体的に緩やかなテンポ設定のなか、ひとつひとつの音に最大限の意味性を与えようとするものだった。とりわけシベリウス・サウンドを形成するうえで重要なポイントとなる木管楽器の多彩な音色、金管楽器の力強い咆哮、弦楽器の繊細なハーモニーにおいて、インキネンが申し分ないバランス感覚を示していたことは強調しておきたい。さすがに日本フィルはシベリウスのツボをしっかり押さえ、主題や動機、細かいパッセージにいたるまで、音の粒や帯に充実した生命力を吹き込んでいた。そしてクライマックスの場面では壮大な音響宇宙をダイナミックに構築するなど、聴き手の期待に十分応えてくれる内容であった。(神部 智:ライナーノートより抜粋
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Franz Schubert - Quintet & Lieder - Quatuor Ebene, Gautier Capucon, Matthias Goerne (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Artist: Quatuor Ébène, Gautier Capuçon, Matthias Goerne
Title: Schubert - Quintet & Lieder
Genre: Classical
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:11:59
Recorded: Quintett : 26 – 28. IX. 2015, 12.X.2015; Lieder : 13.X.2015 – Salle Colonne, Paris.


In a characteristically imaginative move, the Quatuor Ebène complements Schubert’s sublime Quintet for two violins, viola and two cellos (Gautier Capuçon joins the ensemble) with a group of his songs – sensitively arranged by the quartet’s cellist, Raphaël Merlin, and sung by German baritone Matthias Goerne, one of the world’s great interpreters of lieder.
In 2014 Erato released Schubert’s glorious ‘Trout’ Quintet, recorded live at Paris’s Salle Pleyel by members of Quatuor Ebène with nonagerian pianist Menahem Pressler. The French quartet – with a new viola-player, 24-year-old Adrien Boisseau and a distinguished guest cellist, Gautier Capuçon – now turns to another Schubert quintet, his final chamber work and one of his sublime masterpieces: the Quintet for two violins, viola and two cellos in C major D956, often known simply as the Schubert Quintet. Its slow movement in particular, in which time seems to stands still, is a favourite with music-lovers.
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Franz Schubert - Die schone Mullerin; 3 Lieder - Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Artist: Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen
Title: Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin + 3 Lieder
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:11:46
Recording: July 1966, Plenarsaal Der Akademie Der Wissenschaften, Munchen, Germany


This vintage recording serves as a showcase for the voice of German tenor Fritz Wunderlich, who died in an accident mere weeks after recording the title track in 1966. Wunderlich, renowned as one of the greatest Lieder singers of all time, is beautifully accompanied throughout the programme by pianist Hubert Giesen.
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Arnold Schonberg - Insights: The String Quartets - Asasello-Quartett (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951)
Artist: Asasello-Quartett
Title: Schönberg - Insights: The String Quartets
Genre: Classical
Label: © Deutschlandradio and GENUIN classics, Leipzig, Germany
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 02:23:13
Recorded: Funkhaus Köln, Cologne, Germany, November, 17–21, 2014, May, 28–June, 1, 2015


This double album from the exciting, award-winning and unconventional Asasello Quartet features Arnold Schoenberg’s amazingly diverse oeuvre for string quartet. The ensemble proves to be an eloquent advocate for these rarely performed milestones of the repertoire: from the fringes of tonality to free-flowing 12 tone language, the recording showcases an electrifying quartet sound played at a staggering level. Soprano Eva Resch joins the group on the String Quartet No. 2.
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Sabaton - The Last Stand (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Sabaton
Title: The Last Stand
Genre: Rock, Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Label: © Nuclear Blast
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:44:36
Recorded: April - May 2016, Abyss Studios, Sweden


If you have any doubts, please update your books now: our favourite Swedish war machine SABATON are on their way to the absolute top of the heavy metal world.
“We have done a majestic record and we couldn't be happier with it. Is »The Last Stand« SABATON's strongest album to date? Well, time will tell us that, but one thing is 100 % guaranteed: on the record, there are lots of songs that will go down in SABATON's own hall of fame,ˮ says the band founder and bassist Pär Sundström.
“»The Last Stand« contains all the elements that our fans could ask for,ˮ adds the band's main composer and singer Joakim Brodén. “The new record tells a victorious tale of SABATON in 2016, and even further. Lots of fresh ideas and unprecedented magic can be heard on these new tunes - for example, check out bagpipe and Hammond driven major key song 'Blood Of Bannockburn'. We have never done anything like that before.ˮ
If the previous record, straightforward heavy metal assault »Heroes«, showed the unstoppable power of SABATON's eloquent line-up, huge-sounding »The Last Stand« conquers whole new kingdoms. The band's apparent sixth member, HYPOCRISY / PAIN mastermind and renowned producer Peter Tägtgren (LINDEMANN, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM among others), grasped everything out of Brodén, Sundström, drummer Hannes Van Dahl and guitarists Thobbe Englund and Chris Rörland. The result? Innovative guitar solos and razorsharp riffs, pounding drum patters, catchier than catchy choruses and haunting melodies - and the list goes on... Well, let's put it this way: if SABATON used to sound intense, bombastic and invincible, this time they sound absurdly intense, bombastic and invincible.
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Robert Goulet - Summer Sounds (1965/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Robert Goulet
Title: Summer Sounds
Genre: Pop, Vocal Pop, Stage & Screen, Traditional Pop, Swing, Easy Listening
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1965/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 29:12
Recorded: 196?

His face was more famous than his voice, but Robert Goulet recorded a string of popular albums for Columbia during the 1960s, striking the pop charts with several hits and earning a 1962 Grammy Award. Born in 1933 in Lawrence, MA, Goulet was raised in Edmonton, Alberta, where he first studied acting and singing as a teenager. He appeared on Canadian television in the early '50s, but moved to New York and by the end of the decade was fit into a prime Broadway role: Sir Lancelot, in Lerner & Loewe's Camelot (with Julie Andrews and Richard Burton). A starring role in several films proved less than successful, however.
He began singing in the early '60s as well, and after an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Goulet signed to Columbia in 1962. His single "What Kind of Fool Am I?" became a modest hit later that year, and early in 1963 he won a Grammy for Best New Artist. Like many vocal artists of the day, however, Goulet became a bankable LP seller rather than a chart success, and though he made a surprise Top 20 showing of "My Love, Forgive Me (Amore, Scusami)" in 1964, it was his last hit. The album My Love Forgive Me reached number five and became a gold seller, and Goulet continued recording until 1970, when he moved into concert and television work.
In 1993, Goulet mounted a production of Camelot, this time trading roles to play the more aged King Arthur. That same year he appeared, in animated form, on an episode of The Simpsons. In 1996 he starred in the film Mr. Wrong and three years later he was the singing voice of Wheezy the Penguin in the animated feature Toy Story 2. The year 2000 found him in a revival of South Pacific and in 2005 he was back on Broadway starring in La Cage aux Folles. In 2006 he was given a spot on Canada's Walk of Fame. A year later he was featured in a bizarre and hilarious commercial for the Emerald Nut Company that aired during Super Bowl XLI. He died in late 2007 while awaiting a lung transplant for relief from a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis. --Artist Biography by John Bush
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Robert Goulet - On Broadway Vol. 2 (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Robert Goulet
Title: Robert Goulet On Broadway, Vol. 2
Genre: Pop, Vocal Pop, Stage & Screen, Broadway, Traditional Pop, Swing, Easy Listening
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 32:33
Recorded: 196?

Rarely is a second version of a concept album successful. But when the collection is as inspired as Robert Goulet on Broadway, a second volume is a natural. On Broadway, Vol. 2 contains 11 songs. including some true Broadway classics like "Mame." "Cabaret," "Impossible Dream," and "Summertime." For those who would want Goulet singing the most well-known songs possible, Vol. 2 is an improvement over Vol. 1. Luckily both are available as an import on one disc. Fans of vinyl will want to track down both volumes, while CD buyers could do much worse than picking up On Broadway/On Broadway, Vol. 2, perhaps one of the best, most cohesive Robert Goulet re-releases. --AllMusic Review by JT Griffith
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Robert Goulet - I Remember You (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Robert Goulet
Title: I Remember You
Genre: Pop, Vocal Pop, Stage & Screen, Traditional Pop, Swing, Easy Listening
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 32:59
Recorded: 196?

His face was more famous than his voice, but Robert Goulet recorded a string of popular albums for Columbia during the 1960s, striking the pop charts with several hits and earning a 1962 Grammy Award. Born in 1933 in Lawrence, MA, Goulet was raised in Edmonton, Alberta, where he first studied acting and singing as a teenager. He appeared on Canadian television in the early '50s, but moved to New York and by the end of the decade was fit into a prime Broadway role: Sir Lancelot, in Lerner & Loewe's Camelot (with Julie Andrews and Richard Burton). A starring role in several films proved less than successful, however.
He began singing in the early '60s as well, and after an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Goulet signed to Columbia in 1962. His single "What Kind of Fool Am I?" became a modest hit later that year, and early in 1963 he won a Grammy for Best New Artist. Like many vocal artists of the day, however, Goulet became a bankable LP seller rather than a chart success, and though he made a surprise Top 20 showing of "My Love, Forgive Me (Amore, Scusami)" in 1964, it was his last hit. The album My Love Forgive Me reached number five and became a gold seller, and Goulet continued recording until 1970, when he moved into concert and television work.
In 1993, Goulet mounted a production of Camelot, this time trading roles to play the more aged King Arthur. That same year he appeared, in animated form, on an episode of The Simpsons. In 1996 he starred in the film Mr. Wrong and three years later he was the singing voice of Wheezy the Penguin in the animated feature Toy Story 2. The year 2000 found him in a revival of South Pacific and in 2005 he was back on Broadway starring in La Cage aux Folles. In 2006 he was given a spot on Canada's Walk of Fame. A year later he was featured in a bizarre and hilarious commercial for the Emerald Nut Company that aired during Super Bowl XLI. He died in late 2007 while awaiting a lung transplant for relief from a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis. --Artist Biography by John Bush
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