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Month: November 2018

The Kelly Family: We Got Love – Live at Loreley (2018) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: The Kelly Family: We Got Love – Live at Loreley
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Rock, Pop, Pop Rock, Folk

Production/Label: Universal Music
Duration: 02:26:46 + 00:25:45
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27968 kbps / 1080i / 25 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4563 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 43,45 GB

20 years after the last release the comeback-album of THE KELLY FAMILY stormed to # 1 in the german charts. With over 500,000 CDs sold and more than 400,000 fans on the sold-out “WE GOT LOVE” European tour, THE KELLY FAMILY did not even think they had the chance: “What we’ve experienced on this tour is unique.
Fans from young to old, parents with their children, but also an incredible number of new fans – they all celebrated life and music with us night after night “, so the touching conclusion of the musicians.
Their preliminary final celebrated the sensation tour on the open air stage Loreley on 24 and 25 August 2018, when the band returned to the place steeped in history for them. Together with nearly 30,000 fans, they deeply moved memories of 1995, when the Irish band gave one of their most legendary outdoor concerts of the “Over The Hump” era.
As a perfect complement to the 2017 live release documenting the first comeback hall shows, “WE GOT LOVE – LIVE AT LORELEY” captures the overwhelming open-air feeling on this historic KELLY live stage with a setlist of new hits and surprises on.

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Yekwon Sunwoo – Cliburn Gold 2017 – 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Yekwon Sunwoo – Cliburn Gold 2017 – 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 59:29 minutes | 810 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Decca

Named after the platinum-selling American winner of the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Cold War Moscow in 1958, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was established in 1962 and its gold medal is recognized as “one of the most prestigious prizes in classical music” (The Guardian). Every four years, winners are chosen by an esteemed panel of judges and awarded significant cash and other prizes, as well as three years of comprehensive career management and concert tours.

Previous laureates include Radu Lupu, Olga Kern, Joyce Yang, Haochen Zhang, Vadym Kholodenko and Nobuyuki Tsujii.

30 young competitors from 16 nations aged between 18 and 30 will be welcomed May 25–June 10 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas, to compete for Gold and more than $200,000 in prizes.

The entire competition will be webcast through Medici.tv and hosted by piano duo Anderson & Roe.

Decca Gold in collaboration with The Cliburn will release an album of live performances from the winner, taken from select recital performances across the competition.

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Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer – Bach Trios (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer – Bach Trios (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:00:52 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Digital Booklet | © Nonesuch

Nonesuch Records releases an album of Bach works recorded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer, Bach Trios, on April 7, 2017. The album comprises works by J.S. Bach originally written for keyboard instruments, plus one sonata for viola da gamba. In 2011, Ma, Thile, and Meyer—along with Stuart Duncan—collaborated on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which won two Grammy Awards.

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Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker – John Sheppard: Media vita (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Martin Baker – John Sheppard: Media vita (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:19:39 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover

Even by the standards of a time and place—Tudor England—in which masterpieces of choral polyphony appear to have been virtually an everyday occurrence, there is something uniquely and intensely compelling about the surviving works of John Sheppard. This is music designed to be sung by liturgical professionals, and none rise to its demands quite like Westminster Cathedral Choir.

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Viviane Chassot – Haydn: Keyboard Concertos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Viviane Chassot – Haydn: Keyboard Concertos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:14:13 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical

The accordion was not even known in Haydn’s time, and playing the composer’s keyboard concertos on the instrument carries a strong whiff of novelty for novelty’s sake. Yet the four works performed here by Swiss accordionist Viviane Chassot, one of the accordion’s few players in the classical sphere, are more than listenable. The combination clicks for several reasons. First is that Haydn’s concertos specifically, with their rather muted contrast between soloist and orchestra, work better than Mozart or a later composer might have. Second is the sheer beauty of Chassot’s playing. Sample one of the slow movements, such as the “Adagio cantabile” of the Keyboard Concerto in G major, Hob. 18/4, to hear the shades of timbre she brings out from her accordion; given the instrument’s limited dynamic range, the timbres of the accordion almost take the place of dynamic shifts. It’s a wholly novel effect. Third is the crack work of the Kammerorchester Basel, which lays out flat, fast tutti that sets Chassot’s playing off most advantageously. Sony’s church sound is a bit brittle, and it’s hard to call this essential, but it’s certainly a pleasant hour of Haydn for accordion lovers or anyone else.

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Valer Sabadus – Caldara (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Valer Sabadus – Caldara (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:09:02 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Sony Classical

One of today’s most beautiful voices in classical music presents a varied selection of irresistibly beautiful and fascinating arias by the Venetian composer Antonio Caldara including 6 world premiere recordings.

Valer Sabadus is one of opera’s most exciting artists and praised by critics and audiences alike internationally for the beauty of his voice (“light as silk” – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; ‘he impresses with his rich, sensuous countertenor’ – Gramophone) and his outstanding technical skills.

His first recording for Sony Classical Germany „Le belle immagini“ with arias by Christoph Willibald Gluck will be awarded the prestigious ECHO Klassik Award for best aria recital (opera) in 2015.

On his new album he presents an intriguing selection of arias from operas, oratorios and cantatas by the Venetian composer Antonio Caldara including 6 world premiere recordings

Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) was one of the most famous musicians of his day. Within his vocal works he showcased the exceptional talents of his singers and the solo virtuosity of his instrumentalists, while also demonstrating an extraordinary wealth of musical ideas

Valer Sabadus is accompanied by the baroque music ensemble nuovo aspetto

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Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier – Schutz: Musicalische Exequien (2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier – Schütz: Musicalische Exequien (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 55:03 minutes | 533 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Booklet, Front Cover | © Ricercar

With the Thirty Years War raging around them, Lutherans considered death to be the true fulfillment of their earthly life. Prince Heinrich von Reuss organised all the details of his funeral in advance, from the music that would be sung – to be composed and then performed by Heinrich Schütz during the funeral ceremony – to the coffin itself. Our programme includes not only the renowned Musicalische Exequien but also other funeral motets by Schütz, one of which was composed on the death of his friend Johann Hermann Schein. After the success of their CD of works by Samuel Scheidt (RIC 301), Vox Luminis now take up the challenge of one of Schützs greatest sacred works. It should be noted that the CD cover art is a photograph of a section of the coffin that Reuss himself had ordered; Prince Heinrich XIII Reuss has most generously allowed its use by Ricercar for this recording. The coffin is made of solid copper; its richly decorated exterior is studded with cartouches that contain liturgical texts selected by the deceased prince.

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Thomas Ades & London Symphony Orchestra – Ades: Asyla, Tevot, Polaris (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Thomas Adès & London Symphony Orchestra – Adès: Asyla, Tevot, Polaris (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 62:51 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet | © LSO

An acclaimed conductor and pianist as well as a composer, Thomas Adès has outgrown his status as the wunderkind of the British scene and become one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music. For his LSO Live debut, he conducts all of his seminal “Trilogy” works – Asyla, Tevot and Polaris – pieces that not only occupy a special place in his output, but in modern classical music as a whole. Recorded in 2016 during his first LSO “composer Focus”, this is the first time all three works have been presented together on one album, offering a unique chance to hear th emusical development of one of the world’s foremost composers. Composed in 1997 and winner of the 1999 Grawemeyer award, Asyla is the earliest of the pieces, and one of the works that announced Adès as a major new voice. Sir Simon Rattle, a long-time champion of the composer, conducted the work’s premiere with the CBSO as well as programming it in his inaugural concert as Artistic Director of the Berlin Philharmonic. The title is the plural form of the word asylum, and plays on teh dual meaning of both madhouse and sanctuary. Typical of his orchestral works, it utilizes a large orchestra to achieve an array of colors, textures and timbres. It also showcases Adès’s wide-ranging influences, with a “four-on-the-floor” techno drumbeat as the impetus behind the famous Ecstasia movement. Tevot is a one movement symphony that builds upon the ideas of Asyla and pushes the players to the limits of their technical ability, with long passages written in stratospheric registers. Again, there is a dual meaning at play in the title, as Trevot is the Hebrew word for bars as well as closely related to the word used in the Bible when referring to Noah’s ark. Adès himself explains: “I liked the idea that the bars of the music were carrying the notes as a sort of family through th epiece. And they do, because without bars, you’d have musical chaos. But I was thinking about the ark, the vessel, in the piece as the earth. The earth would be a spaceship, a ship that carries us – and several other species! – through the chaos of space in safety. It sounds a bit colossal, but it’s the idea of the ship of the world.” The final Trilogy work, Polaris, was composed in 2010 and is subtitled “A Voyage for Orchestra”. Taking the North Star as its inspiration, despite a relatively short running time it conjures up a definite sense of vastness, with musicians placed offstage to enhance the sense of space. The piece is built up from a simple, looping pattern of notes in the piano, that evolves to suggest a massive spiral with musical magnetic fields expanding, exploding and beautifully rearranging themselves.

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The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir – Sacred Treasures of England (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir – Sacred Treasures of England (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 58:09 minutes | 973 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Masterworks

The debut release from The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir, one of three choirs of the world-renowned London Oratory choral program. Featuring Motets from William Byrd, Thomas Tallis and the ‘Missa Euge bone’ by Christopher Tye feature and the album comprises of 14 glorious tracks.

The Schola Cantorum, who have been featured in a number of major motion pictures, including The Lord of The Rings, present music from the English Tudor era on Sacred Treasures of England. Comprised of 14 tracks, the new album includes motets by composers such as William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, as well as the magnificent Missa Euge bone by Christopher Tye.

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The Doors – The Singles (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Doors – The Singles (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time –02:19:33 minutes | 2,39 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Rhino – Elektra

The Singles is a 2017 compilation album featuring all 20 U.S. single releases (along with corresponding B-side tracks) from iconic American rock outfit the Doors. Made up of the band’s instantly recognizable psychedelic, blues-infused rock with resonant keys and frontman Jim Morrison’s howling vocals, the release includes rare original versions of the singles among the 44 tracks, as well as four original mono radio versions for the very first time. ~ Rob Wacey

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