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19Jul/17Off

Glenn Gould – Canadian Music in the 20th Century (1967/2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Glenn Gould – Canadian Music in the 20th Century (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:06 minutes | 346 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © Columbia Records

“Canada’s a place to live comfortably, amicably, and with reasonable anonymity.” Thus Gould’s response to a Toronto Telegram survey on “Canada Day.” The recording of these three works appeared during Canada’s centennial celebrations on 1 July 1967. A fourth piece, Ombres by Barbara Pentland, was recorded but not released until 1992.

15Jul/17Off

Simone Pedroni – John Williams: Themes And Transcriptions For Piano (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Simone Pedroni - John Williams: Themes And Transcriptions For Piano (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Simone Pedroni
Album: John Williams: Themes And Transcriptions For Piano
Genre: Classical
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 227 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Simone Pedroni is a brilliant classical pianist and former Van Cliburn Award-Gold Medal winner, while John Williams is the most celebrated film composer of our time. Williams and Pedroni each transcribed about half of material on this album, which premieres Williams' own piano suites from 'Lincoln', and 'The Book Thief', plus Pedroni's own special transcriptions of music from 'Harry Potter', 'Star Wars', 'Schindler's List' and more. The album is a stunning and unique presentation of John Williams' film music, without the usual symphony orchestra, and includes 80 minutes of music.

13Jul/17Off

Glenn Gould – Bach Partitas (2012) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

J.S. Bach: The Partitas (complete) – Glenn Gould (2012)
PS3 Rip | 2 SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:03 (Disc 1), 71:07 (Disc 2) | 3.93 GB Total
2 Discs FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 1.77 GB Total
Japan Import | Year: 1959, 2012

This recording featuring Bach’s complete Partitas for keyboard are probably one of Glenn Gould’s most accessible and easy to digest interpretations, so it’s no surprise that Sony has chosen it for re-mastering on SA-CD.

13Jul/17Off

George Szell and The Cleveland Orchestra – Live In Tokyo (1970) [Japanese Reissue 2000] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra – Live In Tokyo (1970) [Japanese Reissue 2000]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 83:39 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 3,37 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 1,62 GB

This 1970 concert, recorded live in Tokyo by NHK radio engineers, is the stuff of which legends are made. Already fatally ill with the cancer that would kill him two months later, George Szell led the orchestra he had nurtured since 1946 on a triumphant tour of the Far East, sharing the podium with Pierre Boulez, husbanding his strength, refusing to give in to increasing frailty and exhaustion. On the evening of May 22, he directed the program recorded here, and it remains arguably the single-most astonishingly perfect live performance ever captured by the microphones. This is all music that Szell conducted in the studio, and superbly well too. What, you already own those recordings? Never mind. The Oberon Overture has not been available in anything other than the Japanese Sony Szell Edition (in which this concert also features prominently), so its presence here is doubly welcome. The Mozart G minor Symphony should erase any notion of this conductor’s lack of flexibility. Yes, he was a severe disciplinarian, but his reputation tends to cloud people’s judgment (and clog their ears) when listening to the actual performances. This rendition thrives on subtle variations of pulse; Szell’s always-fresh way of introducing the upbeats to the principal theme whenever it returns offers one example, just as the unparalleled elegance (and yes, even playfulness) of phrasing throughout the slow movement provides another. Szell recorded a stellar Sibelius Second with the Concertgebouw for Philips, recently reissued in magnificently remastered sound. It has long been a version of reference for the work. This performance resembles the earlier one, interpretively speaking, but even the excellence of the Dutch orchestra cannot approach the ferocious virtuosity on display here. Start with the extraordinary energy and finely layered sonorities of the first movement’s central development section, and move on from there to the dazzling sectional interplay that ignites the second movement’s agitated climaxes (another classic example of Szell flexibly and fearlessly exploiting a huge range of tempo). By the time you reach the sizzling yet lighter-than-air strings in the scherzo (like Mravinsky/Leningrad at their peak, only with more colorful articulation), it should be clear that this performance sets a standard that remains unmatched to this day, technically and interpretively. Listen to the way Szell constructs the transition to the finale, and to its ideal mixture of Romantic expansiveness and structural solidity. The final climax rises out of the depths of the orchestra like a force of nature, a massive physical presence, and an incomparable musical experience. Berlioz’s Rákóczy March, the brilliantly played encore, is merely the icing on the cake.

13Jul/17Off

Galina Gorchakova, Philharmonia Of Russia, Constantine Orbelian – Italian Opera Arias (2001) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Galina Gorchakova, Philharmonia Of Russia, Constantine Orbelian – Italian Opera Arias (2001)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:57 minutes | PDF booklet | 3,22 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | PDF booklet | 1,02 GB
Genre: Classical

Galina Gorchakova, endowed with what London’s Sunday Times called “one of the most important dramatic voices in the post-war era,” makes her debut on Delos with Italian Opera Arias, a collection of her signature roles that have earned her critical acclaim and an immense public following the world over. Gorchakova is accompanied by Constantine Orbelian and the Philharmonia of Russia, the Maestro’s own assemblage of Russia’s leading orchestral musicians resulting in la creme de la creme of Russian ensembles.

12Jul/17Off

Ennio Morricone – The Very Best Of Ennio Morricone (2000/2015) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Ennio Morricone – The Very Best Of Ennio Morricone (2000) [Reissue 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:40 minutes | Scans included | 2,92 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,27 GB
Genre: Classical, Soundtrack

Ennio Morricone anthologies come and go, and there are always several to choose from. But as so many recycle the same tracks, one might be forgiven for thinking Morricone had only scored a dozen or so movies rather than something over 300. This makes picking a collection difficult, but this disc can be recommended for particularly polished remastered sound. Eight cues come from the Sergio Leone movies with which Morricone is indelibly associated, including the movies with Clint Eastwood and Once Upon a Time in the West. With their eclectic orchestrations and infectious melodies these landmark scores set film music in an entirely new direction. The more recent music concentrates on the hauntingly romantic side of Morricone’s talent, ranging from the fatalistic “Chi Mai” to two cues from the lushly exotic The Mission and the lovely theme from Cinema Paradiso. Leone’s final film, Once Upon a Time in America enabled Morricone to pen some of the most heartbreakingly nostalgic music in all cinema, while a selection from Mission to Mars reveals that after four decades the Italian master is still writing some of Hollywood’s most imaginative and heartfelt music.

5Jul/17Off

The Piano Guys – Wonders (2014) [Classical, Qobuz, FLAC 44.1kHz/24bit]

Artist: The Piano Guys
Title: Wonders
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2014
Label: Portrait Records
Duration: 47:46
Quality: FLAC 44.1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz

The Piano Guys' new album, Wonders, features successful single releases from the past year such as "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen, "Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends," "Don't You Worry Child," and "Story of my Life" available for the first time on CD. The album also includes new songs in their signature style from such artists as Dave Matthews, Phillip Phillips and One Direction, a fun take on various Batman themes throughout the years, "Batman Evolution," plus original compositions from the band.

5Jul/17Off

The Piano Guys – The Piano Guys 2 (2013) [Classical, Qobuz, FLAC 44.1kHz/24bit]

Artist: The Piano Guys
Title: The Piano Guys 2
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2013
Label: Portrait Records
Duration: 52:10
Quality: FLAC 44.1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz

The Piano Guys 2 features more of the imaginative mash-ups and arrangements that made their last album so successful, creating an incomparable style that appeals to audiences from all walks of life and across generations. For the song "Begin Again," pianist Jon Schmidt says "We found inspiration from a classical piece, J.S. Bach's 'Sheep May Safely Graze' (Cantata No. 208) and we combined it with Taylor Swift's 'Begin Again.' There were moments when the two seemed to play off and echo each other naturally." On "Mission Impossible" The Piano Guys are joined by fellow YouTube sensation, violinist Lindsey Stirling, for their own version of this famous musical theme.The album also includes TPG's interpretations of The Lord of the Rings movie theme, "Without You" by David Guetta and more. The Piano Guys will be touring nationally throughout 2013.
The second studio outing from YouTube celebrities the Piano Guys (pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, and multimedia specialists Al Van Der Beek and Tel Stewart), the appropriately titled Piano Guys 2, offers up another highly imaginative, shape-shifting set of offbeat mash-ups (Taylor Swift and Bach) and quirky renditions of pop culture staples (the Mission Impossible theme with fellow YouTube giant Lindsey Stirling, The Lord of the Rings Theme, etc. ).

5Jul/17Off

The Piano Guys – The Piano Guys (2012) [Classical, Qobuz, FLAC 44.1kHz/24bit]

Artist: The Piano Guys
Title: The Piano Guys
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2012
Label: Portrait Records
Duration: 01:03:50
Quality: FLAC 44.1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz

For many years Jon Schmidt (pianist) and Steven Sharp Nelson (cellist) had their separate music careers -- each with their own countless stage performances and multiple Billboard-charting albums. Over the past few years it's been difficult to find them apart, due the demand of audiences worldwide to see them together. Their musical chemistry, stage-spontaneity, and collaborative arrangements are incomparable. For the first time ever they have created a full-length, joint album---comprised of all their big hits on YouTube released in the first six months of joining "The Piano Guys." Jon and Steve have created a new genre of music -- piano and cello music, but like you've never heard them before---from the innovative classical / hip-hop Michael Meets Mozart to the beautifully-emotive Bring Him Home; cool covers that reinvent artists such as Adele and David Guetta; and fresh classical remakes that pay an edgy tribute to the greatest composers, such as Bach and Beethoven. Call it what you will, this music is most often described not by placing it in a "category" of music, but rather simply with one adjective. Inspiring.

5Jul/17Off

The Piano Guys – Live (2015) [Classical, Qobuz, FLAC 44.1kHz/24bit]

Artist: The Piano Guys
Title: Live
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2015
Label: Portrait Records
Duration: 55:06
Quality: FLAC 44.1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz

The Piano Guys continue their fairytale story of turning a musical hobby and friendship into an extremely successful worldwide career. The four talented dads from Utah have climbed the Great Wall of China for their craft, landed atop Billboard charts, sold out tour dates around the world, accrued a massive social media following and scored YouTube viewership at 730 million-plus views. On November 13, they reach a new career milestone, releasing their first ever live album, The Piano Guys -- Live! (Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks). The record is live audio from The Piano Guys' sold out performance at the world's most famous concert hall, Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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