Robert Len – Fragile (2014) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

             


Artist: Robert Len
Title: Fragile
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2014
Duration: 43:41
Quality: High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Label: 2xHD - Naxos

Composer, arranger, musician and teacher, Robert Len is not an ordinary musician. A virtuoso of an incredible amount of instruments, Robert is accomplished in many styles of music from Jazz, Big Band, Pop, to Classical and New Age. In this album he uses a unique combination of instruments which include the flugelhorn, trumpet, muted trumpet, classical and electric guitars, percussions and many flutes from his exotic personal collection. He backs them up with samplings of 4 French horns and 4 trombones as he explores the jazz, pop and traditional worlds you will find in our choice of material. Playing all these instruments in his personal, romantic style, Robert reaches our emotions with his warm sound.

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London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis – Weber: Der Freischutz (2013) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Title: Weber: Der Freischutz
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2013
Duration: 02:02:35
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: LSO Live

Sir Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and a stellar cast of soloists in a concert performance of Weber's eerily fantastical opera, 'Der Freischtz'. 'Der Freischtz' is heralded as one of the cornerstones of Romantic opera, drawing on traditional German folk tunes and elements of Romanticism for the first time in the history of opera. The evocative and colourful orchestration is particularly impressive in the ''Wolf's Glen' scene: often considered the most gruesomely expressive rendering of evil to be found in a musical score! All three soloists are well established on LSO Live: Opera News declared the Verdi Requiem (LSO00683), featuring Christine Brewer, as "one of the finest recordings the work has ever received". Sally Matthews, who has performed regularly with Sir Colin Davis, was praised in her role in Haydn's 'Creation' (LSO0628). Simon O'Neill's previous appearance on the label, in the title role of Verdi's 'Otello' (LSO0700) saw much critical acclaim, and confirmation that "he is the best heroic tenor to emerge over the last decade" The Telegraph.

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Staatskapelle Dresden, Hiroshi Wakasugi – Wagner: Ouverturen & Vorspiele (2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             

Artist: Staatskapelle Dresden, Hiroshi Wakasugi Title: Wagner: Ouverturen & Vorspiele Genre: Classical Release Date: 2017 Duration: 00:51:40 Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz Label: Berlin Classics Hiroshi Wakasugi was a Japanese orchestra conductor. He premiered many of the major Western operas in Japan, and was honoured with many awards for cultural achievement. Born in New York, where his father was the Japanese Consul-General, Wakasugi studied music with Hideo Saito and Nobori Kaneko at the Tokyo University of the Arts. After graduation, he was appointed researching conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Japan). From 1965, he led and developed the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, now one of the leading orchestras in Japan. For their premiere of Penderecki's St. Luke Passion, Wakasugi was awarded the National Arts Festival Prize by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 1968. He established the Tokyo Chamber Opera Theatre in 1969, and was its artistic director at the time of his death. (more…)

Erich Leinsdorf, London Symphony Orchestra – Verdi: Aida (1971/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: Erich Leinsdorf, London Symphony Orchestra
Title: Verdi: Aida
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 1971
Duration: 02:21:42
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Sony Classical

Sony Classical is delighted to offer lovers of singing another ten complete recordings from the RCA Red Seal, CBS/Sony Classical and Eurodisc catalogues. The latest instalment of this wide-ranging series not only features some of the greatest voices of the last century but also spotlights once popular works that have been unduly neglected in recent times. At the Metropolitan in the second half of the last century, the core Italian repertoire was dominated by a formidable triumvirate of stars: soprano Leontyne Price, tenor Plcido Domingo and baritone Sherrill Milnes. Two of their most memorable recordings were set down by RCA in London in the early 1970s, both conducted by Erich Leinsdorf. "Price, the supreme Verdi soprano of her time," declared the BBC Music Magazine, "is unsurpassed as Aida ... [with] Domingo and Milnes on top form and Grace Bumbry as a formidable Amneris." Gramophone also lauded Leinsdorf's contribution: "He catches the grandeur of the public scenes, the delicacy of the intimate ones and carefully judges the weight and pace of each scene."

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Uriah Heep – The Magician’s Birthday (1972/2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: Uriah Heep
Title: The Magician's Birthday
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1972
Duration: 01:45:44
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Sanctuary Records

Initially released in 1972 "The Magician's Birthday" is the fifth album by British rock band Uriah Heep. Fast forward 46 years it still remains a timeless classic. Painstakingly remastered by Andy Pearce this 2CD set also includes alternative mixes that excite, reignite and rejuvenate. Following the meteoric success of their previous release 'Demons And Wizards' that firmly cemented Heep's legendary status 'The Magician's Birthday' did not disappoint. In fact, it carried on from where the previous album left off, selling 2.5 million copies worldwide.

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Uriah Heep – Look At Yourself (1971/2017) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: Uriah Heep
Title: Look At Yourself
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1971
Duration: 02:00:42
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Sanctuary Records

Initially released in 1971 "Look at Yourself" is the third album by British rock band Uriah Heep. Fast forward 46 years it still remains a timeless classic. Painstakingly remastered by Andy Pearce this 2CD set also includes previously unreleased alternative mixes that reignite and rejuvenate iconic tracks such as 'July Morning' & title track 'Look At Yourself'.

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