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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) [Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:12
Vocal Jazz, Standarts, Vocal Pop | Label: Analogue Productions, Verve | # CVRJ 4003 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The very fact that America's biggest jazz label called one of their albums quite simply Ella and Louis indicates that we are talking about something very special here. And surely enough has been said - "Satchmo" and the grande dame of jazz certainly need no further introduction. In the '50s just the mere mention of their forenames was enough to light up the eyes of jazz fans. A glance at the track list reveals that tranquility rules the day: wild stomps and improvised scats will neither be sought nor missed. Of prime importance to the jazz ballad is a feeling of "letting oneself drift" in the inspiration which gushes forth from the minds of genial American songwriters. This is no contest - for the artists all pursue a common goal with extreme sensitiveness. The background combo, made up of first-class musicians and led by Oscar Peterson, performs with great concentration and almost obtrusive unobtrusiveness.
Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, Overture "Das befreite Deutschland" (2008) (Repost)

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, Overture "Das befreite Deutschland" (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:22 | 310 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67622

Though held in high regard by many of his colleagues as being worthy of a pedestal next to Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven in the pantheon of Western music’s great composers, Ludwig (Louis) Spohr (1784–1859), along with Christoph Read more Le nozze di Figaro and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde were composed during Spohr’s lifetime. Eight years younger than Rossini and 13 years Schubert’s junior, Spohr wrote music that is Janus-like, specifically it looks to the formalism and clarity of the Classicists and at the same time sows the seeds of Romanticism via its harmonic and structural experimentation.
Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6, Overture "Der Fall Babylons" (2010) (Repost)

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 6, Overture "Der Fall Babylons" (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:02 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67788

In his long life, Louis Spohr found himself to be a contemporary of Ludwig van Beethoven, Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, and Richard Wagner, yet in spite of living in the turbulent first half-century of the Romantic era, he continued to emulate the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and stayed rather close to the practices and expressions of the late Classical era.
Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Concert Overture in F major (2007) (Repost)

Howard Shelley - Louis Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, Concert Overture in F major (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 74:04 | 293 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67616

Even though Louis Spohr lived well into the Romantic era, and was a contemporary of such cutting-edge figures as Beethoven, Berlioz, Paganini, Liszt, and Wagner, his music stayed remarkably Classical in form and substance, and sounded conservative in style, even late in his career. It shouldn't be surprising to find that his Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 20 (1811), would sound a lot like Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543; or that the Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op. 49 (1820), while somewhat more advanced and original in symphonic development, would sound no more radical than Weber, and even evoke Haydn in its droll Finale.
Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century: Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1996)

Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century (1996)
Harpsichord Suites by Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Russian Compact Disc | # RCD19102 | Time: 01:04:38

Alexei Lubimov is a Russian pianist who also plays fortepiano and harpsichord. In his early years he studied at the Moscow Central Music School, and in 1963, entered the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Heinrich Neuhaus and Lew Naumov. He developed a strong interest in Baroque music and 20th century modernist works. Lubimov gave the Soviet premieres of many western compositions, including pieces by Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage, Terry Riley, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, which brought censorship from the Soviet authorities. For a number of years he was prevented from traveling outside the Soviet Union. Turning to his interest in period instruments and authentic performance practices, he founded the Moscow Baroque Quartet and co-founded the Moscow Chamber Academy with Tatiana Grindenko.
Sophie Turner and  Santiago Robledo by Bruce Weber for Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2017

Sophie Turner - Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2017
3 jpg | 1600*2000 | 1.26 MB
English actress
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Alfonso X El Sabio - Cantigas de Santa Maria (1993) {Astree-Auvidis E 8508}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XX - Alfonso X El Sabio - Cantigas de Santa Maria (1993) {Astréee-Auvidis E 8508}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 309 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 164 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 112 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993 Auvidis / Astrée | E 8508
Classical / Medieval / Chamber Music

Jordi Savall, once more time, shares with us a beautiful program of instrumentals and chorals pieces from the middle age. Alfons X El Sabio Cantigas are the most popular music pieces about this period, but also really majestic. The sound of this album is really magic. A very good choice for a first approach…

Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue 2012-2016 (2017) [4 x Blu-ray]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 14, 2017
Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue 2012-2016 (2017) [4 x Blu-ray]

Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue 2012-2016 (2017)
4 x Blu-ray: ISO, MPEG-4 AVC, 20408 kbps, 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
TrueHD 7.1, 48 kHz, 5413 kbps, 24-bit / LPCM, 2.0, 48 kHz, 2304 kbps, 24-bit
Electronic, Synth Pop, Avant-Garde, Experimental | 07:16:46 | ~ 163.75 Gb

Parlophone are releasing Kraftwerk: 3-D The Catalogue, an audio/video document – available in a number of physical editions – that features all eight albums as performed live in the leading museums of the world in the last few years…

Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 14, 2017
Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings (2017)

Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 14:10:40 | 3.87 GB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 162 | Rls.date: 2017

This 12-CD set joins Warner Classics’ Icon series, which pays homage to some of the greatest recording artists of the recent past. The box is devoted to the French conductor Louis Frémaux, who, from 1969 to 1978, preceded Simon Rattle as Principal Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. For the first time, it assembles all the recordings that Frémaux and the CBSO made for EMI. Over the course of the 1970s their discography played a substantial role in building the orchestra’s international reputation before the arrival of Rattle as its Principal Conductor in 1980. Indeed, such was the orchestra’s prowess in the French music favoured by Frémaux that, in 1978, Rattle described the CBSO as “the best French orchestra in the world”.

Louis Sclavis - Asian Fields Variations (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 7, 2017
Louis Sclavis - Asian Fields Variations (2017)

Louis Sclavis - Asian Fields Variations
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 45:26 min | 224 MB
Label: ECM - ECM 2504 | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz, Modern Creative

Asian Fields Variations marks the first time that clarinettist Louis Sclavis, violinist Dominique Pifarély and cellist Vincent Courtois, long-time colleagues, have recorded as a trio. Sclavis summoned the project into existence, but this is a democratic group of creative equals: "I proposed that we make a real collective, and each of us composes for the programme." All three are major figures in contemporary French creative music: this is a new group with a lot of history. Sclavis and Pifarély have played together in diverse contexts for 35 years, Sclavis and Courtois for 20 years, but they retain the capacity to surprise each other - and their listeners - as improvisers.