Jan Gunnar Hoff: LIVING (2012) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Genre: Jazz, Piano
Country: Norway
Year of publication: 2012
Publisher (label): 2L
Catalog Number: 92
Audio Codec: DTS-HD MA 5.1
Bitrate audio: 192 kHz / 24-bit
Duration: 00:59:58
Source (releaser): 2L

BD-25 Single-Layer Disc
Video Resolution/Codec
1080i/AVC MPEG-4
Audio Formats
DTS-HD MA 5.1 (192 kHz / 12178 kbps / 24-bit)
LPCM 2.0 (192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit)

LIVING is Jan Gunnar Hoff’s first solo piano album. His personal blend of different styles and influences is presented in its purest form – simply music. Some of Hoff’s pieces are meditative and expressive, while others have a strong rhythmic nerve, creating contrast and variation in the programme.
Jan Gunnar Hoff has worked extensively as a bandleader and jazz artist since 1992, developing a distinctive musical style. His band with a.o. Audun Kleive and Bjørn Kjellemyr had its breakthrough at Vossa Jazz 1995 and later played at the London Jazz festival, Molde Int. Jazz festival and several major festivals and venues in Scandinavia.
Hoff’s jazz compositions have been performed in collaborations with Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Alex Acuña, Maria Joao, Mathias Eick and many others. He has made a number of albums in his own name and has composed 180 works for different ensembles. Hoff is also teaching as a professor at the Universities of Tromso and Kristiansand.
As a sideman Hoff has contributed to numerous recordings in different genres. He was the arranger and ensemble leader of Quiet Winter Night, Grammy-nominated for Best Surround Sound in 2013, an album where he successfully merges elements of jazz, folk and popular music.
Hoff’s collaboration with 2L and Morten Lindberg is continued on LIVING. This is a solo piano journey that carries Hoff’s artistic identity further into his own musical terrain, enhanced by the crystal clear recording from Sofienberg Church in Oslo.
‘Hoff’s writing and playing possesses an almost pop-like clarity and concision, but with a far richer vernacular.’ John Kelman, AllAboutJazz.com (more…)

Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dances (1999) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD 2.0

THE SOUND SOLUTION OF HIGH FIDELITY PURE AUDIO
A Physical high Quality Pure Audio format, using existing Blu-ray technology
No video content just pure high quality audio
Content navigated using the remote control of your Blu-ray player
Product behaves just like a normal CD.
Audio offered in full DTS, PCM and Dolby Surround where available

WHY SETTLE FOR ANYTHING ELSE?
Here are some consumer reviews following the initial launch of pop titles in December 2012
Record companies listen up: THIS is the future of physical music. More please!
The sound is better than the SACD s that were released about a decade ago. The clarity is phenomenal.
Hope more albums come out in this format, because this is the way to go.
It s awesome….never sounded so good!
Fantastic, it s about time that there were some quality audio Blu-ray discs

THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DURATION CAPACITY
7 hours + (CD Audio is 80 minutes)

CAPACITY
50 Gigabytes (CD Audio is 0.65 Gigabytes)

FORMATS
HD Formats 2.1/5.1
PCM Non-Compressed
DTS HD Master Audio
Doby True HD
(CD Audio is PCM limited to 44.1khx 2.0)

SAMPLING FREQUENCY
96Khz to 192khz
96.000 mini information per second
(CD Audio is 16 bits = 65,546 possible values)

DYNAMIC
144 Decibels
(CD Audio is 96 Decibels)

BITRATE
21.5 Megabits/sec
(CD Audio is 1.5 Megabits/sec)

8 Slavonic Dances, Op.46
01. No.1 in C (Presto) 4:06
02. No.2 in E minor (Allegretto scherzando) 4:45
03. No.3 in A flat (Poco allegro) 3:51
04. No.4 in F (Tempo di minuetto) 6:05
05. No.5 in A (Allegro vivace) 3:15
06. No.6 in D (Allegretto scherzando) 4:56
07. No.7 in C minor (Allegro assai) 3:25
08. No.8 in G minor (Presto) 4:11

8 Slavonic Dances, Op.72
09. No.1 in B (Molto vivace) 4:13
10. No.2 in E minor (Allegretto grazioso) 6:00
11. No.3 in F (Allegro) 3:24
12. No.4 in D flat (Allegretto grazioso) 4:45
13. No.5 in B flat minor (Poco adagio) 2:41
14. No.6 in B flat (Moderato, quasi minuetto) 3:32
15. No.7 in C (Allegro vivace) 3:12
16. No.8 in A flat (Lento grazioso, ma non troppo, quasi tempo di valse) 6:44

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites (1961/1965) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD 2.0

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky excelled at every form of composition but was particularly adept at orchestral music. His tone poems, concerti and symphonies are all basic repertoire compositions but it’s in the great ballet scores ‘Swan Lake,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ and ‘Nutcracker,’ where we encounter the essence of Tchaikovsky’s genius. The ballets are models of brilliant orchestration, melodic invention and dramatic excellence. Most listeners are familiar with the ballets through the brief orchestral suites heard on this recording.

Herbert Von Karajan was one of the great conductors in all of music. On this recording, part of Decca’s Legendary Performers series, he leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s ballet suites. The recording lives up to its name with Von Karajan spotlighting the delightful orchestral details and drama in the scores. The orchestra plays with sumptuous tone and a keen sense of drama. Kudos to the Decca engineers for providing warm, natural sound.

Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite
1. 1. Scene – Swan Theme 2:37
2. 2. Valse in A 7:04
3. 3. Danse des petits cygnes 1:29
4. 4. Scene* 6:32
5. 5a. Danse Hongroise 3:36
6. 6b. Final Scene 4:15

Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
7. 1. Miniature Overture 3:33
8. March 2:37
9. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy 1:34
10. Russian Dance (Trepak) 1:04
11. Arabian Dance (Coffee) 2:57
12. Chinese Dance (Tea) 1:14
13. Dance of the Reed-Pipes (Merlitons) 2:32
14. 3. Waltz of the Flowers 5:57

The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66 – Suite
15. Introduction and Lilac Fairy (Prologue) 5:15
16. Pas d’action (Adagio) (Act 1) 6:31
17. Pas de Caractère (Puss in Boots) (Act 3) 2:01
18. Panorama (Act 2) 3:32
19. Waltz (Act 1) 4:11

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John Lennon – Imagine (1971/2014) [Blu-Ray Audio Rip 24bit/96kHz, image+cue]

John Lennon – Imagine (1971/2014)
FLAC (image+cue ) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:45 minutes | 857 MB
Blu-Ray Audio Rip | © Apple Records, Universal Music ‎

Tracklist:

01 Imagine
02 Crippled Inside
03 Jealous Guy
04 It’s So Hard
05 I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don’t Want To Die
06 Gimme Some Truth
07 Oh My Love
08 How Do You Sleep?
09 How?
10 Oh Yoko! (more…)

Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto (1964/2013) [Blu-Ray Audio Rip 24-96]

Stan Getz & João Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto (1964/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:41 minutes | 753 MB
Blu-Ray Audio Rip | Sourced Track – LPCM 2.0 Stereo | No Art

One of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time, not to mention bossa nova’s finest moment, Getz/Gilberto trumped Jazz Samba by bringing two of bossa nova’s greatest innovators — guitarist/singer João Gilberto and composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim — to New York to record with Stan Getz. The results were magic. Ever since Jazz Samba, the jazz marketplace had been flooded with bossa nova albums, and the overexposure was beginning to make the music seem like a fad. Getz/Gilberto made bossa nova a permanent part of the jazz landscape not just with its unassailable beauty, but with one of the biggest smash hit singles in jazz history — “The Girl From Ipanema,” a Jobim classic sung by João’s wife, Astrud Gilberto, who had never performed outside of her own home prior to the recording session. Beyond that, most of the Jobim songs recorded here also became standards of the genre — “Corcovado” (which featured another vocal by Astrud), “So Danço Samba,” “O Grande Amor,” a new version of “Desafinado.” With such uniformly brilliant material, it’s no wonder the album was such a success but, even apart from that, the musicians all play with an effortless grace that’s arguably the fullest expression of bossa nova’s dreamy romanticism ever brought to American listeners. Getz himself has never been more lyrical, and Gilberto and Jobim pull off the harmonic and rhythmic sophistication of the songs with a warm, relaxed charm. This music has nearly universal appeal; it’s one of those rare jazz records about which the purist elite and the buying public are in total agreement. Beyond essential. (more…)

George Gershwin: Concerto in F – Rhapsody No. 2 – I Got Rhythm Variations (2010/2012) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Genre: Classical
Year of publication: 2012
Duration: 00:58:37

Quality: Blu-ray Disc
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-2
Audio Codec: DTS-HD Master Audio | LPCM

George Gershwin’s Concerto in F was a response to demands for a ‘proper concerto’ after the success of Rhapsody in Blue, avoiding programmatic content while providing a feast of tunes both uplifting and nostalgic. Originally intended as music for a film, his up-beat Rhapsody No 2 describes the bustling Manhattan cityscape while under construction. Sourced from his hit musical Girl Crazy, I Got Rhythm Variations was Gershwin’s last full score. Pianist Orion Weiss is one of the most sought-after soloists and collaborators of his generation of young American musicians.
Piano Concerto in F Major
1. I. Allegro moderato – Cantabile – Poco meno scherzando 00:13:47
2. II. Andante con moto 00:12:48
3. III. Allegro con brio 00:07:20
Second Rhapsody
4. Second Rhapsody 00:15:54
I Got Rhythm Variations
5. I Got Rhythm Variations 00:08:49 (more…)

Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos – Violin Sonata in F minor (2010-2011/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos – Violin Sonata in F minor (2010-2011/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc] | 8.43 GB

Genre: Classical
Year of publication: 2013
Duration: 1:06:37
Quality: Blu-ray Disc
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-2
Audio Codec: DTS-HD Master Audio | LPCM

Tracklist:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, MWV O 14

[01] Allegro molto appassionato –
[02] Andante –
[03] Allegro molto vivace

Violin Concerto in D minor, MWV O 3

[04] Allegro
[05] Andante
[06] Allegro

Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 4, MWV Q 12

[07] Adagio – Allegro moderato
[08] Poco adagio
[09] Allegro agitato

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Nine Notes that Shook the World (2013) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD 7.1 – HDCLUB

GRAMMY nominated Ronn McFarlane is joined by Mindy Rosenfeld to present Nine Notes that Shook the World. Explained by Rosenfeld, ‘This recording is a gathering of some of our favorites, a musical feast. A wide cross section of styles…these timeless tunes from past centuries still touch us in ways words cannot, stirring our life energy.’

TrackList:
01. Grays Inn – My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home, P. 66
02. Brando di Cales – Passo e mezzo
03. My Lady Carey’s Dompe [c. 1520] – Lady Wynkfield’s Rownde
04. Rondeau dans Zaide (arr. M. Blavet for baroque flute and lute)
05. Flute Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 5, HWV 363b: I. Adagio
06. Flute Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 5, HWV 363b: II. Allegro
07. Flute Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 5, HWV 363b: III. Adagio
08. Flute Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 5, HWV 363b: IV. Bourree anglaise
09. Flute Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 5, HWV 363b: V. Minuetto
10. Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034: III. Andante
11. Airs for the Summer: The Thistle
12. Airs for the Winter: The Laurel
13. Dorrington Lads: Yeil, Yeil – A Wife of My Ain (Scotland)
14. Passemeze
15. Suite de piece No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: I. Prelude: Lentement
16. Suite de piece No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: II. Allemande: Moderement
17. Suite de piece No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: III. Rondeau “”Les Charites””: Gracieusement
18. Suite de piece No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: IV. “”L’Emerveillee””: Gaiment
19. Suite de piece No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: V. Gavotte
20. Suite de piece No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: VI. Menuet
21. Minuetto and Variations
22. Sitting in the Stern of a Boat
23. Branles de village

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Remote Galaxy by Flint Juventino Beppe (2012) Blu-ray 1080i AVC Auro-3D 9.1 – HDCLUB

REMOTE GALAXY by Flint Juventino Beppe

Can the dualism of life, nature and art be expressed in pure music? This is the question the multi-talented composer Flint Juventino Beppe – formerly known as Fred Jonny Berg – has set out to answer. The album Remote Galaxy is a journey in time and space, a journey given meaning by the album’s music and philosophy. The music is uncompromisingly honest, with a genuine power of its own. Using well-known acoustic technology, the composer takes us to some unusual and, for most of us, unknown places.

Remote Galaxy continues the journey of 2L’s Grammy nominated album Flute Mystery, and again the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy to interpret these adventurous scores. The composer’s deep spiritual interest in nature, philosophy and space is as central in the universe of Remote Galaxy as it was in Flute Mystery. Beppe’s music leaves a unique fingerprint in the artistic world: there is quite simply nothing like it.

The individual and inventive nature of his orchestral works demands a rich palette of instruments and an extended use of woodwinds, brass and organ. As solo instruments, the intense but delicate sound of the clarinet, the scope of the flute’s range of expression and the special characteristics of the rarely used viola da gamba make for an inimitable atmosphere captured in 2L’s innovative surround sound technology. With the introduction of height channels, acoustic reflections create a natural sound presence originating from both around and above the listener. The Auro-3D format on this Pure Audio Blu-ray features sound reproduction that is more realistic than anything you’ve heard before. It delivers a new standard in immersion, fully enveloping the audience in a cocoon of life-like audio.
5.1 + 7.1 + 9.1 SURROUND + STEREO produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition 352kHz/24bit) by Lindberg Lyd AS. Facebook Photo Album from the Recording Sessions at Watford Colosseum

The whole spectrum of Beppe’s musical philosophy is mirrored in his works: “It’s really as simple as it is complicated – I breathe in what life has to offer, and breathe out what I have to offer life. I have given up trying to grasp what actually happens in the process from impression to expression.” Beppe is diagnosed with Tourette’s and Asperger’s syndromes, and his approach to life is self-reflective and as uncompromising as his music: “When I take a look at the mountains or the sky, I realize I cannot spend my time on anything but grandness. It’s that or nothing.”

Flint Juventino Beppe’s sheet music is available online for evaluation and delivery. Download all scores for free at www.fjbfingerprint.com

TrackList:
01. Remote Galaxy Op.81
02. Distant Words Op.43b: I. Typhoon at Heart
03. Distant Words Op.43b: II. Healed by Red Wind
04. Lost in September Op.17
05. Tightrope walking beneath heaven Op.32 No.8
06. Flute Concerto No.2 Op.80: I. Alarm
07. Flute Concerto No.2 Op.80: II. Deepest Woods
08. Flute Concerto No.2 Op.80: III. Escaping Time Power
09. Flute Concerto No.2 Op.80: IV. Mrala

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Stan Getz & João Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto (1964/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Stan Getz & João Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto (1964/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

LPCM 2.0  and DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 & Dolby TrueHD 2.0 | 24bit / 96kHz | Time – 00:33:40 minutes | 3,66 GB

Originally released in March of 1964, this legendary collaboration between saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Joao Gilbertocame at the end of the bossa nova craze Getz had sparked in 1962 with Jazz Samba. In fact, Getz had to push for the release of Getz/Gilberto as his record company didn’t want to compete with their own hit. The album ended up spending 96 weeks on the charts and won four Grammy Awards. Getz/Gilberto remains one of those rare cases in popular music where commercial success matches the artistic merit.

Blu-ray Pure Audio Discs:

Audio is taken from the original master tapes and mastered in 24-bit/96kHz resolution with a choice of three sound formats: PCM, Dolby True HD, or DTS-HD Master Audio. You can finally enjoy the music in the fidelity originally experienced in the studio.

Stan Getz And Joao Gilberto Getz/Gilberto Track Listing:

1.  The Girl from Ipanema
2.  Doralice
3.  P’ra Muchucar Meu Coracao
4.  Desafinado
5.  Corcovado
6.  So Dance Samba
7.  O Grande Amor
8.  Vivio Sonhando

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Neil Young – Archives Volume I (1963-1972) (BD-audio Remux DTS-HD MA 2.0 – 24bit/192kHz)

Neil Young – Archives Volume I (1963-1972)

Genre: rock  | Year: 2009  | Duration: 8:33:32  | Format: Blu-Ray mux format BD25

Audio Codec: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 – 24 bit 192 kHz  | File Format: BDMV / AVCHD | Size: 21.49 GB

This is the first volume of the Neil Young Archives series of box sets, produced by Neil Young himself. This series is the definitive, comprehensive, chronological survey of his entire body of work. Volume I covers the period from his earliest recordings with the Squires in Winnipeg, 1963, through to his classic 1972 album, Harvest and beyond, including studio and live tracks with the legendary Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Neil Young with Crazy Horse. This Blu Ray disc edition contains 10 discs, each in its own custom sleeve. 9 of these discs hold a total of 128 tracks (12 hidden), all presented in ultra high resolution 24-bit/192 Khz stereo PCM state-of-the-art master quality sound, and featuring nearly 60 previously unreleased songs, versions, mixes, or rare tracks. Also found on these 9 multimedia discs are 20 special feature videos, film clips, and film trailers, an additional 55 audio tracks of rare interviews, radio spots, and concert raps, and an array of interactive features, including image galleries of archival photos, press, lyric manuscripts, documents, biographies, tour dates, and complete lyrics, as well as an interactive timeline feature which presents an in-depth overview of Young’s life and career. Each of the 10 Blu Ray discs feature 1920X1080 high definition picture quality. In addition, a Blu Ray disc of Young’s acclaimed first film, ‘Journey Through The Past’, available for the first time since its original theatrical release in 1973, is included, featuring pristine picture transfer, audio presented in both DTS 5.1 surround and stereo 24-bit/96 Khz PCM, plus archival materials. Included in the durable custom display box are a digital download card to access MP3 files of all 128 audio tracks, a lavish 236 page fullcolor hardbound book that features additional archival materials, tapes database, and detailed descriptions of the music and artwork, a foldout Archives poster, a custom keeper for the 10 sleeved discs, and more.

Transfer audio:
FLACs -> foobar2000 + eac3to -> single mono wavs for each album + cue -> DTS-HD Encoder Suite ->
DTS-HD MA (dtshd) -> multiAVCHD + cue -> BDMV (one title for each album)

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