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Musicke & Mirth - Division-Musick: The Art Of Diminution In England In The 17th Century [2012, Official Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Musicke & Mirth - Division-Musick: The Art Of Diminution In England In The 17th Century
Works by John Jenkins, William Lawes, Christopher Simpson, Thomas Baltzar, Solomon Eccles
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz: 1,14 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Ramée # RAM 1204 | Country/Year: France 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred | Source: Qobuz

”Division-Musick“ is a term used by Christopher Simpson during the 17th century to describe a typically English improvisatory style of diminution. Musicians generally used short bass melodies called grounds as the basis for intricate and virtuoso diminutions, beginning with simple and slow melodies over a bass melody, and ending with very fast and virtuosic diminutions after a varying number of repetitions of the melody. Both singers and instrumentalists practiced this art of diminution, but the preferred instrument for divisions was the so-called ”division viol“. This CD aims to give some audible insight into English virtuosity in the Baroque era.
Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke At The Copa (1964/2003) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz] RE-UP

Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke At The Copa (1964/2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:31 minutes | 874 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Recorded July 7th and 8th, 1964, this is quite simply one of the finest soul performances ever captured on tape. Cooke’s golden croon is as versatile and nuanced an instrument as any saxophone or guitar, careening through rapid scalar passages, mournful cries and delicate vibrato. The recording, available for the first time in high res 88.2kHz/24bit, is absolutely astounding - every horn is audible, every drum hit startlingly crisp. This is less a record than it is a supremely recorded all-encompassing experience. An absolutely essential addition to any audiophile collection (or music collection in general), Sam Cooke at the Copa is a document of one of the greatest soul vocalists of all time delivering a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
La Guitarra Española - The Music of Santiago de Murcia (Studio Master 88.2kHz / 24bits)

La Guitarra Española - The Music of Santiago de Murcia
FLAC 88.2kHz / 24bit (Studio Master) | Booklet | Stereo | RAR 5% Recovery | 1.17 GB | LINN 2007 | RS

La Guitarra Española is the second solo album from William Carter. This recording explores the fascinating music of Spanish guitar legend Santiago de Murcia who successfully fused the popular and art music of the early 1700s.
Palladians - The Devil's Trill (Sonatas by Giuseppe Tartini) (2008) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz] {RE-UP}

Palladians - The Devil's Trill (Sonatas by Giuseppe Tartini)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz: 1,09 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Linn Records # CKD 292 | Country/Year: UK 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque | Source: Linn Records

…While his works are often extraordinarily difficult, their virtuosity rises out of a desire to express rather than amaze; here a lightening quick leap of the bow to portray the fury of a princess scorned; there a fiendishly painful trill to mimic diabolical laughter. It is this intense pictorial inward gaze which seems at least as strong as his desire to create ‘brave sport' that sets him somewhat apart from his colleagues…
Scott Hamilton - Live At Smalls (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz] RE-UP

Scott Hamilton - Live At Smalls (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 68:14 minutes | 1,33 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Tenor Scott Hamilton hit the scene on the 70s, playing in the classic style of Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins. In 1977, he recorded his debut album for Concord Records, with whom he would have a long recording career. Hamilton formed his own quintet in the early 1980s and developed a style that was very much his own. Backed by Rossano Sportiello on piano, Hassan Shakur on bass and Chuck Riggs on drums, this set from Smalls Live is one of Hamilton's best.
J.S. Bach - Dunedin Consort - Mass in B Minor (Breitkopf & Härtel Edition) (2006) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B Minor (Breitkopf & Härtel Edition)
Dunedin Consort & Players / John Butt
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz: 1,87 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Linn Records # CKD 254 | Country/Year: UK 2006
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Style: Baroque, Vocal | Source: Linn

"…Many excellent recordings of this monumental work cater for different tastes and priorities. Some have more consistent line-ups of soloists, equally impressive choirs (of varying sizes) and comparably strong artistic direction. Although an excellent one voice-per-part version is nothing new, Butt's insightful direction and scholarship, integrated with the Dunedin's extremely accomplished instrumental playing and consort singing, amount to an enthralling and revelatory collective interpretation of the Mass in B minor - perhaps the most probing since Andrew Parrott's explosive 1985 version" ~Grammophone
Wilco - Being There (1996/2013) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/88,2kHz]

Wilco - Being There (1996/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 77:06 minutes | 1,63 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

First off, forget everything you thought you knew about Wilco. Forget the cheery country rock tunes like "Casino Queen" and "Box Full of Letters" you loved so much on their debut, A.M.. But most of all, forget for the seventy-three minutes it will take you to get through this double-shot that Tweedy was in a band called Uncle Tupelo, because, apparently, he has. If A.M. was Wilco's Hard Day's Night, about what you'd expect considering the track record, then Being There is their Revolver, chock full of unexpected sounds and styles, giddily tossing right and left hairpin turns at an audience who will likely not know what hit them.
J.S. Bach - Dunedin Consort - Matthew Passion (Final version, c. 1742) (2008) [Official Download 24bit/88,2kHz] {REPOST}

J.S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion (1742 version)
Dunedin Consort & Players
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz: 2,69 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Linn Records # CKD 313 | Country/Year: UK 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred | Source: Linn Records

This wonderful new recording of the St Matthew Passion is the first to adopt Bach's final revisions to the score as performed in 1742. Most casual listeners may not be able to identify the departure in scoring from the most commonly performed 1736 version: which amounts to the replacement of organ with harpsichord in the second orchestra, and an additional viola da gamba in a recitative and aria. However, where this recording really stands out is in the size of the vocal forces. A total of eight singers are employed, therefore providing just four voices for each of the two choirs. This arrangement clearly has potential disadvantages for those of us raised on the full chorus monumental direction from the likes of Richter and Klemperer…
Mozart - Marriner & Marriner - Clarinet Concerto, Clarinet Quintet (2004) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto K. 622, Clarinet Quintet K. 581
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields - Andrew Marriner - Sir Neville Marriner
FLAC: 977 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 048 | Country/Year: Europe 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School, Clarinet | Source:
Frédéric Chopin - François Chaplin - Nocturnes (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz] (Repost)

Frédéric Chopin - François Chaplin - Nocturnes
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz: 1,63 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Zig-Zag # ZZT100203 | Country/Year: France 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic | Source: Linn

…I found this recording improved in power and nuance on each repeated hearing. With sets of the nocturnes available from such great figures as Rubinstein and Arrau, it may seem presumptuous to recommend a set by someone with the comparatively low profile of François Chaplin. Yet I think I honestly can say that I rarely have enjoyed these pieces so much, while the sound engineering is something to rejoice in. Clearly we need to hear more from François Chaplin, so compelling is his artistry.