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Nathan Milstein - Violin Essential Masters (2010)

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Nathan Milstein - Violin Essential Masters (2010)

Nathan Milstein - Violin Essential Masters (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 2.4 Gb | 08:28:11
Genre: Classical | Label: Classic Music International

Although Nathan Milstein hailed from Odessa, the cradle of Russian violin playing, his personal style was more classical and intellectual in approach than many of his colleagues. By the middle of the twentieth century he had become one of the most renowned violinists in the world, and he did as much as anyone else to imbue Bach's solo violin partitas and sonatas with the rather mystical aura they have presently. Milstein began to study violin at the age of seven. His first teacher was Pyotr Stolyarsky, who remained with him through 1914. Milstein's last recital as a Stolyarsky pupil included another promising student, the five-year-old David Oistrakh. Milstein then went to the St. Petersburg Conservatory to study with Leopold Auer.

Cypress String Quartet - Beethoven The Middle String Quartets (2014)

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Cypress String Quartet - Beethoven The Middle String Quartets (2014)

Cypress String Quartet - Beethoven: The Middle String Quartets (2014)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 913 MB | 02:38:35
Genre: Classical | Label: Avie Records

Following three acclaimed releases for AVIE surveying works by Dvo?ák, Schubert and contemporary Americans, the San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet turns to the seminal string quartets of Beethoven, performing the five quartets from the composer’s middle period. Formed in 1996, the Cypresses added Beethoven to their repertoire early on. Their signature sound, which is clear and transparent, built up from the bottom register and layered like a pyramid, lends itself beautifully to the Middle String Quartets – the three “Rasumovskys,” the “Harp,” and the “Serioso.”

Canadian Brass - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2000)

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Canadian Brass - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2000)

Canadian Brass - J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:30 | 253 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor Red Seal | Catalog: 09026-63610-2

That's all that needs to be said! You should buy this album if you like bach, if you like brass, if you like piano. This is a magnificant performance of an excellent transcription. It explores the rich warm textures of the Canadian Brass without compromising the original ideas that bach wrote. It was recorded in a huge church, so at the very end the last full chord seems to drift upward until it completely fades! If you like classical transcriptions and arrangements for brass quintet, you more than likely have a lot of exciting, fast-paced albums in your collection. For a change of pace, buy this album - you won't be disappointed.

Cypress String Quartet - How She Danced String Quartets of Elena Ruehr (2010)

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Cypress String Quartet - How She Danced String Quartets of Elena Ruehr (2010)

Cypress String Quartet - How She Danced String Quartets of Elena Ruehr (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 435 MB | 01:15:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Cypress Performing Arts Association

Composer Elena Ruehr has roots in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and studied with William Bolcom at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; the release of the Cypress String Quartet's How She Danced: String Quartets of Elena Ruehr finds Ruehr as a professor in the music department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Although not all of her four string quartets were written for it, Cypress String Quartet has enjoyed a long association with Ruehr going back at least to 1996, which is recapped to some extent in the engaging interview format booklet notes, led by Saint Paul Sunday Morning host Bill McGlaughlin and involving both the composer and all four members of Cypress.

Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)

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Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)

Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 3435-2 | Time: 00:32:31 | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Synthpop, American Punk

Freedom of Choice is the third studio album by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in May 1980 on the Warner Bros. label. The album contained their biggest hit, "Whip It", which hit No. 8 and No. 14 on the Billboard Club Play Singles and Pop Singles charts, respectively. Freedom of Choice peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.

Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990)

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Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990)

Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 328 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Pop Rock, Folk Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (847 100-2)

Throughout Van Morrison's long career, his hit records have usually been followed by more obscure ones, so it should come as no surprise that 1990's Enlightenment was more subtle than its hit predecessor, Avalon Sunset. The intention of Enlightenment is marked by its first two songs, the scorching Celtic rhythm & blues of the opener, "Real Real Gone," and the pained spiritual yearning of the title track, a midtempo ballad drenched in nylon-string guitars, atmospheric synths, a gorgeous melody, and a tough Wurlitzer piano. The first tune, with its raucous horns, B-3, and crackling hi-hat and snare work, comes from the shouting R&B singer we've known since Moondance. It's addressed to a nameless other, with a call-and-response horn section answering his every line like it was the gospel truth…

L'Eglise du Mouvement Péristaltique Inversé - Le Peintre du Soir (2024)

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L'Eglise du Mouvement Péristaltique Inversé - Le Peintre du Soir (2024)

L'Eglise du Mouvement Péristaltique Inversé - Le Peintre du Soir (2024)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 245 MB | Cover | 42:07 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 96 MB
French Pop | Label: Les Disques de l'Empire

Bekannt vorkommen wird der Bandname L’Eglise du Mouvement Péristaltique Inversé hierzulande wahrscheinlich wenigen, denn eine zuverlässige Erinnerung ist ein rares Gut, und wirklich angekommen ist das einzige bereits 2002 erschienene Album des französischen Cold Wave-Duos diesseits des Rheins kaum. Für mehr als zwei Jahrzehnte gingen die beiden Mitglieder Charles Pietri (Gitarre) und Nick Grey (Gesang und alles elektronische) musikalisch getrennte Wege, und wer unsere Seiten schon ein paar Jahre liest, hat bei letzterem Namen natürlich ein unmittelbares Déjà-vu und erinnert sich an zwei beeindruckende Alben seines mittlerweile auf Eis gelegten Random Orchestra, über das wir ausführlich mit dem Sänger und Musiker sprachen.

Marty Friedman - Inferno (2014) [Japanese Edition]

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Marty Friedman - Inferno (2014) [Japanese Edition]

Marty Friedman - Inferno (2014) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 401 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 80 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal, Shred | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UICN-1058)

The first set of new solo material from the ex-Megadeth axe-slinger in four years, 2014's Prosthetic Records-issued Inferno was recorded in Los Angeles with Danzig and Children of Bodom engineer Chris Rakestraw. The 12-song collection, which is bookended by the blistering title cut and its equally electrifying reprise, features guest appearances from Canadian rocker Danko Jones, Norwegian jazz musician/Shining frontman Jørgen Munkeby, flamenco-metal duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, Children of Bodom vocalist Alexi Laiho, and Revocation guitarist David Davidson.

B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)

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B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)

B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: MCA | # 088 112 042-2 | Time: 01:00:28 | Scans ~ 72 Mb
Jump Blues, Modern Electric Blues, R&B, Swing

Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan is the thirty seventh studio album by B. B. King, released in 1999. It is a tribute album to Jazz/Jump Blues saxophonist and singer Louis Jordan, and is made up entirely of covers of songs written or performed by Jordan. As well as King, the album features other famous jazz and blues musicians including Dr. John, Earl Palmer and members of Ray Charles' band.

Kirill Gerstein, Berliner Philharmoniker & Kirill Petrenko - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 (2024)

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Kirill Gerstein, Berliner Philharmoniker & Kirill Petrenko - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 (2024)

Kirill Gerstein, Berliner Philharmoniker & Kirill Petrenko - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 266 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | 00:58:53
Classical | Label: Berliner Philharmoniker

In their third edition together, the Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko pay homage to Sergei Rachmaninoff on the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Clifford Curzon, Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet - Antonin Dvorak & Cesar Franck - Piano Quintets (1988)

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Clifford Curzon, Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet - Antonin Dvorak & Cesar Franck - Piano Quintets (1988)

Antonín Dvorák & César Franck - Piano Quintets (1988)
Clifford Curzon, piano; Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 421 153-2 | Time: 01:09:24

This CD features two quite lovely piano quintets, beautifully played by a quartet of players from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Clifford Curzon at the piano. The first piece is by Antonin Dvorak, who composed two piano quintets. The first of these is a relatively early work that Dvorak composed in 1872 when he was 31. The second of his quintets was composed only 15 years later and remains one of his most popular chamber works. The other piece on the CD is by César Franck and, along with his other major chamber works - the violin sonata and the string quartet - reminds the listener of the atmosphere of Franck's best known work, the symphony in d minor.

The dB's - Stands for deciBels (Remastered) (1981/2024)

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The dB's - Stands for deciBels (Remastered) (1981/2024)

The dB's - Stands for deciBels (Remastered) (1981/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 246 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 86 Mb | 00:37:18
Alternative Rock, Powerpop, Jangle Pop | Label: Propeller Sound Recordings

The dB's are an American alternative rock and power pop group, who formed in New York City in 1978 and first came to prominence in the early 1980s. Their debut album Stands for Decibels is acclaimed as one of the great "lost" power pop albums of the 1980s.

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Sonic Creed, Vol. II: Life Signs (2024)

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Stefon Harris & Blackout - Sonic Creed, Vol. II: Life Signs (2024)

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Sonic Creed, Vol. II: Life Signs (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 193 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 77 Mb | 00:33:42
Contemporary Jazz, Soul Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Motéma Music

Vibraphone master and thought leader Stefon Harris (featured on the cover of Downbeat's May 2024 issue) drops a surprise short-form album featuring four excellent tracks from his 2017 Sonic Creed sessions, his exquisite vibes & marimba arrangement of Stevie Wonder's "You. and I," and a moving new ballad titled "I Know Love." His 10th album serves as both a sequel to the previous 2018 release and also serves as a prequel for an epic new release coming in 1Q 2025, entitled 'LEGACY DANCES'.

Spandau Ballet - The Singles Collection (1985)

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Spandau Ballet - The Singles Collection (1985)

Spandau Ballet - The Singles Collection (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
New Wave, New Romantic, Pop/Rock | Label: Chrysalis | # CCD 1498 | 01:00:25

An excellent round-up of the 15 hit singles that, between late 1980 and fall 1984, saw Spandau Ballet transcend every prediction ever levelled at their music, and establish themselves among the most versatile British bands of their era. From the utterly convincing white boy Funk of the early "To Cut A Long Story Short", "The Freeze", "Musclebound" and "Chant No 1", through the bodyswerve to ballad-ville that ushered in the age of "True" and "Gold", and onto the near-anthemic guitar pop of "Only When You Leave" and "Highly Strung", The Singles Collection suffers only from its failure to tell the tale in strict chronological fashion.

Jean-Charles Gandrille, David Galoustov & Grégoire Korniluk - Gandrille: Piano Trios (2024)

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Jean-Charles Gandrille, David Galoustov & Grégoire Korniluk - Gandrille: Piano Trios (2024)

Jean-Charles Gandrille, David Galoustov & Grégoire Korniluk - Gandrille: Piano Trios (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:25
Classical | Label: Paraty

This album highlights the composer’s artistic journey and inspirations through his various trios for violin, cello, and piano. It explores themes of nostalgia, rhythm, and commemoration, while describing the intense creative process that led to the creation of each piece. From contemplating the night to commemorating Holocaust victims, each trio represents a unique emotional journey, captured in music rich in textures and feelings.