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Louis Moreau Gottschalk - The Complete Solo Piano Music (2011) (Philip Martin) (8CD Box Set) {Hyperion}

Louis Moreau Gottschalk - The Complete Solo Piano Music (2011) (Philip Martin)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 370 mb | RAR | 1881 mb
Classical, PIano | Label: Hyperion - CDS44451/8

With his idiomatic and graceful style, pianist Philip Martin has established himself as the foremost exponent of Gottschalk. Much of his music is by no means easy to play; it requires an impeccable technique matched with Èlan and joie de vivre for its most effective execution. Although not essentially a great composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk had a unique spontaneity and individuality which Martins performances bring vividly to the fore. The composers music was hugely popular during his lifetime and his works display a real melodic charm and a great sense of fun. Each of the eight discs in Martins extensive Gottschalk series has received wide acclaim and left pianophiles eagerly awaiting the next issue.
Arvo Part - Choral Works - Stephen Layton, Polyphony (2014) {Hyperion - CDA68056}

Arvo Part - Choral Works - Stephen Layton, Polyphony (2014) {Hyperion - CDA68056}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 283 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg+pdf) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Hyperion Records | CDA68056
Classical / Avant-Garde / Choral / Chamber Music / Modern Composition

Stephen Layton and Polyphony have a long and fruitful relationship with the music of Arvo Pärt. Their recording of Triodion and other choral works (CDA67375) won a Gramophone Award and became a cult classic. The extraordinary purity of Polyphony’s singing is the perfect vehicle for music of such clean, elemental simplicity, such cathartic calm. This third Pärt album from Stephen Layton and Polyphony reaches right back, intriguingly, to the composer’s youthful modernist phase and spans nearly five decades—from 1963 to 2012—in the process. As with the album Triodion, it reflects an increasingly broad spread of languages and sources in Pärt’s chosen texts. Latin, German and English are joined here by Church Slavonic and Spanish. A range of biblical texts are set alongside ancient prayers.
Wilco - What's Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994-2014 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Wilco - What's Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994-2014 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 157:08 minutes | 3,54 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons - Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (2010) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons - Beethoven: Symphony No.9 (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 3.01GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.16GB + 5% Recovery

Hollow pathos is not his thing. From an artist like Mariss Jansons Friedrich Schiller’s Ode: “An die Freude” must receive a far deeper significance, which also fully encompasses the doubt and profound hope embodied in this text. And thus, in Jansons’s recording of the Ninth Symphony, the choral finale does not degenerate to mere superficial orgy of jubilation, but rather becomes a delicately balanced, wisely developed drama. On October 27, 2007, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks played Beethoven’s Ninth in the presence of the Pope in the Vatican. The recording of this memorable concert is now being released in the highest audiophile recording quality as a multi-channel SACD.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRez FLAC]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 5.11GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.29MB + 5% Recovery

When at last it was revealed what Mahler’s final intentions were regarding the ordering of the inner movements of his 6th Symphony, 90 years of theory, history, & performance practice went right out the window. For theorists, it altered the harmonic structure of Mahler’s A minor Symphony. For historians, it modified the meaning of Mahler’s “Tragic” Symphony. For players & conductors, it changed the musical progress of Mahler’s 6th Symphony. For listeners, it made Mahler’s deepest & darkest symphony even deeper & darker. With the achingly nostalgic Andante moderato now coming before the bitingly bitter Scherzo, the triumph of the opening Allegro energico sounds even more hollow & empty & the collapse of the closing Allegro moderato sounds even more final & total.
Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session (1988/2016) [Analogue Productions SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session (1988/2016)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 2.14GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 980MB + 5% Recovery

Who says you can’t make a great record in one day — or night, as the case may be? The Trinity Session was recorded in one night using one microphone, a DAT recorder, and the wonderful acoustics of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. Interestingly, it’s the album that broke the Cowboy Junkies in the United States for their version of “Sweet Jane,” which included the lost verse. It’s far from the best cut here, though. There are other covers, such as Margo Timmins’ a cappella read of the traditional “Mining for Gold,” a heroin-slow version of Hank Williams’ classic “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Dreaming My Dreams With You” (canonized by Waylon Jennings), and a radical take of the Patsy Cline classic “Walkin’ After Midnight” that closes the disc.
Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone In Love (1957/2011) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Ella Fitzgerald - Like Someone In Love (1957/2011)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 53:56 minutes | 1,55 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 53:56 minutes | 1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded around the same time as her groundbreaking work with Louis Armstrong, this album is representative of Fitzgerald's best vocal work. Recorded over a two-day period in October, 1957, Fitzgerald sings familiar ballads on this release accompanied by lush orchestral arrangements courtesy of Frank DeVol, with tenor sax legend Stan Getz contributing to four songs.
Otis Redding – Otis Blue (1965/2016) [Analogue Productions SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Otis Redding – Otis Blue (1965/2016) {Analogue Productions}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.35GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 631MB + 5% Recovery

Otis Redding’s third album, and his first fully realized album, presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear, and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp. More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding’s versions of songs by Sam Cooke, his idol, who had died the previous December, and all three are worth owning and hearing. Two of them, “A Change Is Gonna Come” and “Shake,” are every bit as essential as any soul recordings ever made, and while they (and much of this album) have reappeared on several anthologies, it’s useful to hear the songs from those sessions juxtaposed with each other, and with “Wonderful World,” which is seldom compiled elsewhere.
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 5, 9 (2002) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Anne-Sophie Mutter - Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 5, 9 (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 3.92GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.26MB + 5% Recovery

This SACD transfer of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Beethoven violin sonatas, taken from a series of live recordings from 1998, does not transcend the questionable interpretations. In each of these famous sonatas, Mutter takes excessive liberties with respect to dynamics and phrasing, and while some listeners may appreciate the thought and care she puts into these readings, it sounds as if she is trying a bit too hard to be “musical”. For example, just before the exposition repeat of the “Spring” sonata, several instances of disproportionate agogic pauses, inconsistent use of vibrato, random adherences to sforzando markings, and a sporadic disregard for (or recasting of) dynamics combine to produce an overly fussy performance that lacks momentum and a sense of direction.
Face To Face - Big Choice (1994) {2016 Remaster with 2 Bonus Tracks Fat Wreck Chords FAT 971-2}

Face To Face - Big Choice (1994) {2016 Remaster with 2 Bonus Tracks Fat Wreck Chords FAT 971-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 369 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994, 2016 Antagonist Records / Fat Wreck Chords | FAT 971-2
Rock / Punk Rock / Alternative Rock / Punk Revival / New Wave / Skatepunk / Punk Pop

The success of the hit single "Disconnected" on Los Angeles radio station KROQ catapulted Face to Face to a new level of popularity, causing their 1995 release, Big Choice, to sell more than 100,000 copies – a first for the southern California punk band. "Disconnected" had appeared on their previous album Over It, but the band redid it for Big Choice, making it a bit heavier and adding a somewhat humorous exchange with a "record producer" about whether to include the song on the album because they didn't want to be labeled sell-outs. The conversation ends with the band declaring "there's no way in hell this song is going on this record" and then launching right into "Disconnected."