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Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Lohengrin (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 403) {3x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Lohengrin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Rundfunkchor Berlin / Marek Janowski
3xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 843 MB | Full Artwork: 512 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 403 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"PentaTone have definitely established a winning formula for success with the ten Wagner operas they are currently recording in association with Deutschlandradio Kultur in Berlin. (…) The presentation of this set is excellent. Thankfully, it includes a well translated German/ English libretto (unlike the travesty supplied with the Bychkov version), a thought provoking essay on the opera by Steffen Georgi and full artist biographies. Though my own allegiance to the Bychkov version among recent recordings remains steadfast this Janowski account is unlikely to disappoint. It will surely be welcomed by avid Wagnerites and makes one eager for the next issue in what is proving to be a superlative series." ~sa-cd.net
Christian Willisohn - Hold On (2005, Stockfisch # SFR 357.4038.2) {Hybrid-Direct-Cut-SACD // EAC rip} [RE-UP]

Christian Willisohn - Hold On
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 254 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4038.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2005
Genre: Blues | Style: Contemporary Blues

"…Within a great session at an scottish artist location sang Christian Willisohn very impulsive and played a very concisely piano. Expressive join in sax, guitar, bass and drums into a very dynamic and balanced sound characteristics…" ~sa-cd.net
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Parsifal (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 401) {4x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Parsifal - Ein Bühnenfestspiel in drei Aufzügen WWV 111
Christian Elsner / Franz-Josef Selig / Rundfunkchor & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Marek Janowski
4xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 913 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 401 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Opera

"…This dramatic and involving 'Parsifal' raises Marek Janowski's epic Wagnerian journey to a new level of excellence that one hopes will be maintained in the performances and recordings yet to come - an exciting prospect for all Wagnerites!" ~sa-cd.net
Carl Cleves & Parissa Bouas - Out Of Australia (2010, Stockfisch # SFR 357.4060.2) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Carl Cleves & Parissa Bouas - Out Of Australia
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 290 MB | Full Artwork: 180 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4060.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Folk, World, & Country | Style: Folk, Acoustic

"…This nomadic anthology captures the pathos of the human condition with originality and verve. Multichannel SACD is an ideal medium for this music. The understated nuances of the various stringed instruments are reproduced with clear acoustics, whether it’s a prominent rhythm guitar, or delicate lute. Tonal quality of the voices is flawless. The depth and texture of the vocals (in particular the ensembles) refine the musical eminence." ~Audiophile Audition
Blue Chamber Quartet - Chick Corea: Children's Songs (2009, Stockfisch # SFR 357.4067.2) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Blue Chamber Quartet - Chick Corea: Children's Songs
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 181 MB | Full Artwork: 107 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4067.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Jazz, Classical | Style: Contemporary Jazz, Chamber Music

"…The music works beautifully in this arrangement by group member Thomas Schindl, scored for piano, harp, vibraphone, and double bass, along with a part for guest percussionist Sven von Samson. The colorful and unusual instrumentation creates an even broader expressive palette than the piano version, and the evocative percussion atmospherics that surround some of the pieces add about 10 minutes to the total duration of the suite. The playing is delicate and spirited throughout, and the sound quality of the SACD is balanced and detailed." ~allmusicguide
Utah SO / Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1966/1967, CD Reissue 2004) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Utah Symphony Orchestra / Maurice Abravanel - Ralph Vaughan Williams
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 253 MB | Full Artwork: 38 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Vanguard # ATM CD 1507 | Country/Year: US 2004, 1966/1967
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"Wonderful music conjuring up pastoral England before four wheel drives and second homes. Sound generally very good with wide dynamic range and lush string tone, although the orchestra sounds a little constrained particularly in the Tallis Fantasia, and there is audible background noise in quieter passages. Solo instruments very realistic…" ~sa-cd.net
Wagner - RSO Berlin / Marek Janowski - Tristan & Isolde (2012, Pentatone # PTC 5186 404) {3x Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Richard Wagner - Tristan & Isolde
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin / Rundfunkchor Berlin / Marek Janowski
3x SACD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 934 MB | Full Artwork: 890 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Pentatone # PTC 5186 404 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Romantic

"…Thanks to Marek Janowski's inspiring direction, the singers' commitment and the peerless sound quality, this recording sets a new benchmark for Tristan und Isolde in the 21st century and undoubtedly it is one that all Wagnerites will wish to investigate. Unreservedly and enthusiastically recommended." ~SA-CD.net
Beoga - Live At Stockfisch Studio (2010, Stockfisch # SFR 357.4053.2) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Beoga - Live At Stockfisch Studio
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 282 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4053.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Rock, Folk, Jazz | Style: Irish Folk, Contemporary Acoustic

"…Stockfisch has reproduced the live feel of this extraordinary group with great precision. The separation of the instrumentation (especially between guitar and violin, and accordions) eliminates the occasional dint of live recording. The balance of the sound seems proportionate. Vocals never impinge on the music, and vice versa. Live At Stockfisch Studio is a towering achievement." ~audiophile-audition
Allan Taylor - Leaving At Dawn (2009, Stockfisch # SFR 357.4057.2) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Allan Taylor - Leaving At Dawn
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 340 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4057.2 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Folk, Acoustic | Style: Singer/Songwriter

"…The disc’s exceptional, state-of-the-art recording draws you in right close, with Allan’s very special and intimate delivery cocooned by the immaculately judged and empathic contributions of a handful of other musicians (guitar, dobro, accordion, banjo, bowed psaltery, fretless bass). I feel sure that Leaving At Dawn will come to be judged as one of Allan’s finest ever collections." ~folk roots
Theatre of Voices - Paul Hillier - Stories: Berio And Friends (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip} [RE-UP]

Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier - Stories: Berio And Friends
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 254 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi USA # HMU 807527 | Country/Year: Europe 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Experimental

This collection of works for unaccompanied voices is bookended by works by singer Cathy Berberian and composer Luciano Berio, who were once married to each other. John Cage's Story is a movement of his percussion quartet Living Room Music, while Young Turtle Asymmetries is by Cage's pupil Jackson Mac Low and Roger Marsh's Not a Soul But Ourselves is set to a text by James Joyce. Usually done solo, Berberian's Stripsody, with its score consisting solely of cartoons, is sung here by a trio and must be heard to be believed.