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Rush - The Studio Albums 1989-2007 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Rush - The Studio Albums: 1989-2007 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 365:23 minutes | 8,71 GB
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This is the first time that this must-own set is being offered together as a hi-res download. It features the following studio albums by the legendary Canadian trio: Presto, Roll The Bones, Counterparts, Test For Echo, Vapor Trails, Feedback and Snakes & Arrows. The band is one of the most successful rock groups of the 70s and 80s with 24 Gold and 14 Platinum records. Mastered by Andy Van Dette from Masterdisk from the original masters through analog console, equalizers and compressors before being recaptured at 96kHz.
Django Reinhardt - 100 Essentials of Django Reinhardt (Mono Version) (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Django Reinhardt - 100 Essentials of Django Reinhardt (Mono Version) (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 297:12 minutes | 2,59 GB
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Django Reinhardt was the first hugely influential jazz figure to emerge from Europe and he remains the most influential European to this day, with possible competition from Joe Zawinul, George Shearing, John McLaughlin, his old cohort Stephane Grappelli and a bare handful of others. A free-spirited gypsy, Reinhardt wasn't the most reliable person in the world, frequently wandering off into the countryside on a whim. Yet Reinhardt came up with a unique way of propelling the humble acoustic guitar into the front line of a jazz combo in the days before amplification became widespread.
Marc-Andre Hamelin, Pacifica Quartet - Ornstein: Piano Quintet & String Quartet (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Marc-André Hamelin, Pacifica Quartet - Ornstein: Piano Quintet & String Quartet No.2 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:47 minutes | 1,35 GB
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The young pianist-composer Leo Ornstein went from wowing the ladies with his virtuosity to writing a Violin Sonata in 1915 of such atonal violence that it frightened even him. By the late 1920s his style had become more rounded. In the exhilarating hands of Marc-Andre Hamelin and the Pacifica Quartet these performances of his Piano Quintet Op.92 and String Quartet No.2 fizz with exuberance. A real treat.
The Garden - Mirror Might Steal Your Charm (2018) [Official Digital Download]

The Garden - Mirror Might Steal Your Charm (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 34:24 minutes | 414 MB
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Started in early 2011, The Garden consists of twin brothers Wyatt & Fletcher Shears. As insanely prolific as the twin brothers in The Garden are, if you count their side projects the pair have over 50 releases in 10 years to their names, one never gets the impression that their works are tossed off. Spontaneous or freeform, perhaps, but the band’s releases always seem to have a certain askew contemplation behind them. Mirror Might Steal Your Charm, the brothers’ fifth album, underscores this with recordings that are paradoxically, among the pair’s most matured as well as most unpredictable tracks to date.
John Sebastian and David Grisman - Satisfied (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/96] RE-UP

John Sebastian & David Grisman - Satisfied (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:37 minutes | 1,09 GB
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Their musical history dates back to college days at New York University circa 1963 when the Greenwich Village folk revival was in its' heyday. They made their first recording together as members of the Even Dozen Jug Band with future luminaries Maria Muldaur, Stefan Grossman and others. The rest, of course is musical history. John Sebastian became lead singer and songwriter of one of America's most popular bands - the Lovin' Spoonful and David Grisman spearheaded an acoustic music revolution with his genre-defying "Dawg" music. Finally, after a 40+ year hiatus, their paths crossed again at a benefit concert in Mill Valley, California. After this mutually enjoyable evening of spontaneous music, it became obvious that they would continue collaborating and the result is Satisfied - a stunning collection of acoustic duets featuring traditional folk tunes, blues, classy instrumentals and originals by these two legendary masters.
Sun Ra - It's After The End Of The World (1970/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Research Arkestra - It's After The End Of The World (1970/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 49:42 minutes | 962 MB
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Over than 50 years ago, born Herman Poole Blount, the ex-Fletcher Henderson pianist changed his name to Sun Ra and formed an “Intergalactic Research Arkestra”. The avant-garde big band, which also incorporated elements of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, divided the jazz world. This album was recorded at a series of Sun Ra appearances at jazz festivals in Germany in 1970 and stands as a documentation of jazz history.
Tatiana Samouil, David Lively - Debussy: Sonates, danses et rhapsodies (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Tatiana Samouil, David Lively, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Lise Berthaud, Claire Désert - Debussy: Sonates, danses et rhapsodies (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 72:36 minutes | 618 MB
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Along with the Etudes and En blanc et noir of 1915, Claude Debussy‘s three sonatas constitute the last will and testament of the composer, who died in Paris on March 25, 1918. It’s not due to there being the final works in Debussy‘s chronology that confer this privilege open them so much as the fact that they perfectly manifest the composer’s ideal of French music distinguished by « clarity, elegance, simple and natural declamation (in which) seeks, above all, to please. How could one better describe these three masterpieces ?
Trio Nuori - Renié: Chamber Music (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio Nuori - Renié: Chamber Music (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:54 minutes | 952 MB
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I heard Trio Nuori in concert for the first time in 2011. Amongst other pieces, it was the performance anthology of the wonderful Trio Opus 83 by George Onslow which made a lasting impression on everybody that evening. They came back several times to the Concerts de Vollore Music Festival, performing Alexis de Castillon, whose Trios they recorded on the Ligia label, followed by Alkan’s Trio. So, when I discovered the marvellous piano compositions of Henriette Renié, it seemed obvious to me to suggest to them that they record these pieces which have so regrettably remained in the shadows.
Quatuor Modigliani - Haydn: Quartets, Op. 76 No. 1; Op. 50 No. 1; Op. 77 No. 1 (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Quatuor Modigliani - Haydn: Quartets, Op. 76 No. 1; Op. 50 No. 1; Op. 77 No. 1 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 63:56 minutes | 592 MB
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With sixty-eight works to his credit, Joseph Haydn was not only the founding father of the string quartet, but also an undisputed master of the genre. While his influence was of decisive importance for his direct successors, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, it continued to be felt in the Romantic period and right up to the twentieth century, notably in the composers of the Second Viennese School. His music in perpetual ferment is an unceasing source of wonder, dispensed to us, generation after generation, by ensembles the world over. Impish, inventive, radiant, full of humour, it offers inexhaustible joys to all who listen to or play it.
Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Roth: A Time To Dance & Other Choral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download] RE-UP

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Roth: A Time To Dance & Other Choral Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 71:48 minutes | 691 MB
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Alec Roth's new oratorio, A Time to Dance, is a celebration of times and seasons. Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra, who gave the premiere of the work in 2012, recreate the sheer exuberance of that live performance on this recording. The oratorio is paired with Roth's Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Hatfield Service) and Men & Angels, a clever setting of John Donne's Antiphon "Praised be the God of love."