Christina Landshamer, Munich Radio Orchestra & John Fiore – Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Christina Landshamer, Munich Radio Orchestra & John Fiore – Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 42:52 minutes | 413 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BR-Klassik

In September 1809, the Vienna Hofburg Theatre commissioned Ludwig van Beethoven to create new incidental music for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Egmont”. The tragedy had premiered in Mainz on 9 January 1789. It calls for incidental music; but various attempts, some commissioned by the poet himself, remained unfinished or were unsatisfactory. In Vienna, however, the production of “Egmont” was to include the music called for in several places. Beethoven set to work. Since the subject matter suited him – the tragedy is set in Brussels, which is under threat from Spanish troops, and deals with resistance against oppression and foreign rule – he made good progress. Nevertheless, the Viennese theatre premiere of “Egmont” on 24 May 1810 still had to do without music; the score was not completed until the third repetition. Beethoven’s music for the play had its premiere on 15 June 1810. The music itself speaks for the fact that the commission was close to Beethoven’s heart; it far exceeds the standard of the stage music of the time. This applies to the compositional demands, but also to the relationship of the music to the drama. Instead of mere illustration, Beethoven provided an interpretation and thus an additional level of meaning. The well-known Egmont Overture, the most dramatically dense piece of drama music, anticipates the plot, introduces the characters. A clear reference to the drama is made in the ending, which corresponds exactly to the symphony of victory called for by Goethe at the end of the tragedy. Five of the ten numbers are directly integrated into the stage action; the other five, in addition to the overture and the four inter-act music pieces, are less closely linked to the drama. A concert performance of the music, conceived entirely for scenic presentation, dispenses with the context to the play. Often only the overture was and is played. – The declamation texts written by Friedrich Mosengeil, authorised by Goethe and revised by Franz Grillparzer, have been supplemented here by passages from Goethe’s Trauerspiel and newly arranged by August Zirner.

Album 1 of the present recording offers the complete version with declamation and music; album 2 features only Beethoven’s music. The box is completed with Beethoven’s overture “Zur Namensfeier”, op. 115.

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Christian Schmitt, Orchestra da Camera di Perugia – Mozart, Haydn & Krommer: Oboe Concertos (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Christian Schmitt, Orchestra da Camera di Perugia – Mozart, Haydn & Krommer: Oboe Concertos (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:37 minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Stradivarius

This CD presents three of the most well known and most performed concertos for oboe in the instrument’s repertoire. It is often said that the classical era is full of intrigue and mystery, and the history of music is no exception. However, time hides as much as it enlightens, and the ancient adage “Veritas filia Temporis” (Truth is the daughter of Time) often solves these riddles.

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Chris Forsyth – Evolution Here We Come (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Chris Forsyth – Evolution Here We Come (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:12 minutes | 975 MB | Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © No Quarter

To wit, if you think you know already what you’ll be getting into here—heady, Television-esque multi-guitar jams played with motorik precision and a fiercely American intensity: you know, a Forsyth record—well, go ahead and think that. I won’t stop you. Only… maybe the pulsing bass, curiously lurching drumbeat, and lunar synth squiggling of Sun Ra Arkestra maestro Marshall Allen that opens “Experimental & Professional” will set you back on your heels. But just for a moment, before Ryan Jewell’s drums and Tortoise alum Douglas McCombs’s bass twine into perfect alignment and then guitars—played by Forsyth and Tom Malach (of Garcia Peoples)—start chipping and hammering, twittering and sparring, the whole thing managing to evoke Remain in Light without sounding remotely like it.

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Burak Çebi – Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D 960 (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Burak Çebi – Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D 960 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:16 minutes | 1,53 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Prospero Classical

When Burak Çebi put together the repertoire for his album “Bright Spots”, his first intention was not to introduce the public to as many different composers from Turkey as possible. Instead, he was guided solely by his personal taste in the selection of pieces and chose works that he most wanted to record. Although he would describe himself and his “artistic existence” as European in many respects, his view of the music of his home country is by no means marked by Orientalism. Rather, it is a search for his roots, which are also always connected to the future. After working intensively on the conception of this album, Burak Çebi discovered more and more his own way of composing, ultimately telling his story as a person and as an artist.

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Buddy Rich – Sound Of Fury (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Buddy Rich – Sound Of Fury (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 47:50 minutes | 496 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Delta Music – Laserlight Digital

Bernard “Buddy” Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer, songwriter, conductor, and bandleader. He is considered one of the most influential drummers of all time.

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Bruce Springsteen – 1984-08-19 East Rutherford, NJ (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Bruce Springsteen – 1984-08-19 East Rutherford, NJ (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 03:15:14 minutes | 7,52 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Live Bruce Springsteen

As measured by cultural impact and mass popularity, Bruce Springsteen’s 1984-85 World Tour was the apex. Considering its stunning scale, playing multi-night stadium stands, it’s easy to forget that 1984 was a rebirth of sorts, the start of a new era as much as a continuation of what came before it. On the biggest tour of his career, Springsteen was rebuilding the engine while the plane was flying.

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Bram van Sambeek – Bram van Sambeek Plays Bach on the Bassoon (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Bram van Sambeek – Bram van Sambeek Plays Bach on the Bassoon (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:07:28 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BIS

Following a rock/metal album recorded with his band ORBI [BIS-2297], Bram van Sambeek returns with his own idea of a dance album. For it he has selected four works by Johann Sebastian Bach that consist mainly of typical baroque dances – but just as van Sambeek’s metal album wasn’t made for headbanging, Bach’s dances weren’t meant for dancing, but rather to be listened to.

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Bottoms Up Euphonium Tuba Quartet – Bottoms Up! (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Bottoms Up Euphonium Tuba Quartet – Bottoms Up! (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:03:34 minutes | 1,92 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © MClassics

4 popular loo brass players who are active as orchestras and soloists gather.2 Euphonium + 2 Tuba Bottoms Up. The debut album of the Euphonium Tuba Quartet “Bottoms Up!””!

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Berliner Barock Solisten & Michael Rische – C.P.E. Bach: Piano Concertos (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Berliner Barock Solisten & Michael Rische – C.P.E. Bach: Piano Concertos (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:05:16 minutes | 595 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © haenssler CLASSIC

Michael Rische belongs to the small group of musicians, even internationally, who consistently enrich musical life with authoritative discoveries. After Michael Rische presented a recording of compositions on the notes b-a-c-h by Johann Sebastian Bach up to the present in the Bach Year 2000, he is working with growing success to re-establish the almost forgotten piano concertos of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel in musical life. With his recordings to date, he has received extensive international attention right from the start. Leipzig 1733: a significant date for a musical genre that has been an integral part of our musical life for more than two hundred years – the piano concerto. In this year Johann Sebastian Bach wrote his great Concerto in D minor BWV 1052 and his second eldest son Carl Philipp Emanuel, at the age of 19, his first piano concerto, the Concerto Wq 1 in A minor. If one listens to the concertos in direct comparison, one hardly wants to believe that both were composed at the same time and in the same place. The Concerto in D major Wq 45 was written in Hamburg in 1778, with two horns added to the orchestral sound. Of all his piano concertos, the Concerto in E minor Wq 15 (1745) is by far the most experimental.

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Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra – Fairy Tales and Legends (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra – Fairy Tales and Legends (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:11:59 minutes | 742 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Jube Classic

The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin) is a German symphony orchestra based in Berlin. In Berlin, the orchestra gives concerts at the Konzerthaus Berlin and at the Berliner Philharmonie. The orchestra has also given concerts in other German cities such as Aschaffenburg, Essen, Halle, Oldenburg, and Wiesbaden.

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Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra & Andres Mustonen – Valentin Silvestrov: Requiem für Larissa (Live) (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra & Andres Mustonen – Valentin Silvestrov: Requiem für Larissa (Live) (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:00:12 minutes | 585 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BR-Klassik

Valentin Silvestrov is probably the best-known Ukrainian composer, and his Requiem for Larissa, now released on CD by BR-KLASSIK, was written in response to the unexpected death in 1996 of his wife, the music and literature scholar Larissa Bondarenko. She had stood by his side from the very beginning of his artistic career. It was in 1999, shortly before the turn of the millennium, that Silvestrov was finally able to complete his Requiem. He did not set a drama of the Last Judgement to music, as Mozart, Berlioz or Verdi had done before him, but rather wrote a lament – in seemingly endless, world-forlorn repetitions. The composer stepped out of the present and into the past, commenting on his life with Larissa with memories of music that had inspired her, and with profound allusions, retrospections and epilogues of the most personal nature.

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Baiba Skride – Lee Bradshaw: The Ties That Bind (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Baiba Skride – Lee Bradshaw: The Ties That Bind (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:14:19 minutes | 1,57 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Navona

Renowned as individual performers, Skride violist Ivan Vukčević and ‘cellist Harriet Krijgh also collaborate as part of a flexible European-based ensemble called Harriet and Friends and their knowledge of each other in their ensemble skills is paramount to the success of this album.

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Baden Powell – A Vontade (1963/2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Baden Powell – A Vontade (1963/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 35:43 minutes | 655 MB | Genre: Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

released in 1964 on the Brazilian Elenco label, this LP marks a milestone in the music of Brazil. The guitarist combined the bouncy bossa groove with the much harder, more demanding rhythms of the Afro-Brazilian culture, which is especially characteristic in the north of the country (great: drummer João Batista Stockler Pimentel) and dispensed with all the usual orchestral arrangements, only a flute is allowed to interfere for once. The result, which went down in music history as an Afro-bossa, is as straightforward as it is fascinating – and develops an amazing suction effect in tracks like “Sorongaio”. Some of the great Powell classics, which immediately became standards, can be heard here in the original versions: “Berimbau”, “Candomble” and “Consoloção”, for example. But even the well-known girl from Ipanema has a completely different (more animalistic!) Charisma as usual…!

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Arpishow – Friends Talk (2021/2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Arpishow – Friends Talk (2021/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 54:54 minutes | 1,95 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Hunnia Records

Loose, time and perfect swing! Because that’s the band’s credo: “Pure swing, nothing else!” On the album they play three of their own songs and their favourite evergreen hits in a unique arrangements showing their own swing & jazz feel.

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Antoaneta Emanuilova & Endri Nini – Momentum (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Antoaneta Emanuilova & Endri Nini – Momentum (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 55:02 minutes | 527 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Genuin

From the very first moment, the atmosphere seems to glow in Beethoven’s last sonata for violoncello, with which Antoaneta Emanuilova and Endri Nini open their new GENUIN CD Momentum. Momentum stands for the potency of the ideal moment, its inherent dynamism, and its independence from temporal processes. In addition to Beethoven, the two award-winning musicians perform Brahms’ Cello Sonata in D major and Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, works of great inner fervour that demand the attention of listeners and musicians alike at every moment and yet reward this effort many times over with incredible inner richness. Emanuilova and Nini play the three late works, which are by no means serene, with crackling energy.

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