Leon Bosch, Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, Theodore Kuchar – Thomas de Hartmann: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:21:46 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: Classical
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The music of the Ukrainian-born Thomas de Hartmann (1884–1956) is only now beginning to be rediscovered, almost seven decades after his death. The two works receiving their first recordings here reveal a major late-Romantic voice, downstream from Tchaikovsky, a student of Arensky and Taneyev, contemporary of Rachmaninov, and alert to the discoveries of Stravinsky and Prokofiev.
The Symphonie-Poème No. 1 – a musical cousin of Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony – occupies a vast canvas and requires a correspondingly huge orchestra, generating a monumental sense of scale from essentially balletic material. The lighter Fantaisie-Concerto for double bass and orchestra moves from tangy dissonance via a tuneful slow movement to a perky, folk-inspired finale.Read more
Luke Haines & Peter Buck – All The Kids Are Super Bummed Out (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:07:39 minutes | 774 MB | Genre: Alternative Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Cherry Red Records
Second album / collaboration between Luke Haines (Auteurs / Baader/Meinhof / Black Box Recorder) and Peter Buck (R.E.M.). Peter Buck plays guitar and feeds LSD to a broken Moog synthesiser. Luke Haines sings songs about God, provides an occasional strum on his guitar and blows Pan’s flute. Scott McCaughey plays the bass and mellotron and Linda Pitmon bangs the ritual drum. Lenny Kaye drops in and has a nightmare in the key of doo-wop.
During the last two years, over lockdowns, Luke Haines and Peter Buck retreated to a cold war bunker and recorded this double album / manifesto, monster-piece and masterpiece, in answer to the question: Why are all the Kids super bummed out?Read more
Luke Evans – A Song for You (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:05 minutes | 1,27 GB | Genre: Pop
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“Luke Evans once again proves himself a triple threat on his latest album A Song For You. The second long-player from the actor, singer and songwriter is composed largely of cover versions, selected from and showcasing the breadth of his personal record collection.”Read more
Lukas Geniušas, Aylen Pritchin – Debussy – Hahn – Stravinsky (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:28 minutes | 902 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mirare
The first half of the twentieth century marks the birth of three masterpieces for violin and piano, each bearing the traits of its author and echoing the thriving creativity of the time. Aylen Pritchin and Lukas Geniusas lead us through this mesmerizing exploration that extends from Debussy’s evocative power to Stravinsky’s modernism, without neglecting the nostalgic gaze of Hahn. Behold a sublime panorama of the rich and turbulent years of a musical France.Read more
Luis González Lladó – Preludios for a Young Pianist (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:34 minutes | 1,13 GB | Genre: Classical
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Preludio para un joven pianista es un testimonio musical de última hornada soportado en el compromiso y en la solidaridad. Su protagonista más perspicuo es el pianista Luis González Lladó quien, guiado por los afanes de coherencia con su tiempo, propuso a un grupo heterogéneo de compositores españoles, portugueses e iberoamericanos la creación de un núcleo de obras pianísticas en torno al modelo formal del preludio, que reflejaran libremente su concepción del tiempo estético en el que estaban inmersos.Read more
Lucy Crowe, Roderick Williams, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir & Mark Elder – James MacMilllan Christmas Oratorio (Live) (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:34:11 minutes | 1,53 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © London Philharmonic Orchestra
This recording captures the UK premiere performance of James MacMillan’s Christmas Oratorio at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, performed and recorded in the presence of the composer. The world premiere of the work was given by the Dutch Radio Philharmonic and Choir in Amsterdam in January 2021. The LPO was due to give the world premiere of the work however, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the performance came on December 4 2021, a year later than planned.Read more
Lucrecia Dalt – ¡Ay! (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 34:30 minutes | 401 MB | Genre: Electronic, Art Pop, Female Vocal
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RVNG Intl.
Lucrecia Dalt channels innate sensory echoes of growing up in Colombia on her new album ¡Ay!, where traditional instrumentation encounters adventurous impulse and sci-fi meditations on atemporality in an exclamation of liminal delight.Read more
Lucie Kaucka – Sustain, Vol. 3 (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:18:42 minutes | 658 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Navona
Navona Records presents SUSTAIN VOL. 3, an exploration of the capabilities of piano and organ highlighting the varied compositional approaches of today’s composers. Influenced by the classical canon and moving in new directions, the latest edition in the SUSTAIN series pays homage to the classical composers of yesterday, while thoughtfully expressing modern personalities and ideals in a dynamic presentation of new piano repertoire. From the suspenseful passages of Sydney Hodkinson’s Organmusic, to the turbulent times reflected in Bruce Babcock’s Alternative Facts, and Hayg Boyadjian’s delicate variations on Bach, SUSTAIN once again gives it all, and everything in between.Read more
Lucie Horsch – Origins (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:02:36 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Decca Music Group Ltd.
From Charlie Parker to Piazzolla: the recorder as you’ve never heard it before! The present programme is a collection of music rooted in folk cultures from all around the world, personally sourced and curated by Lucie Horsch, presented here in newly commissioned arrangements and transcriptions for the recorder. The entire programme features a variety of supporting musicians, including the trailblazing genre-bending collective Fuse Ensemble, as a quintet from the Dutch orchestra Ludwig, and many others.Read more
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Rudolf Baumgartner, Wolfgang Schneiderhan – Vivaldi & Tartini: Concerti del settecento (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:01:23 minutes | 541 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Jube Classic
The idea of a world-class Lucerne Festival Orchestra of its own goes back to Arturo Toscanini, who in 1938 united celebrated virtuosos of their time into an elite sound body with the legendary “Concert de Gala”. 65 Years later, the conductor Claudio Abbado and festival Director Michael Haefliger followed up on this birth of the festival and founded the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, which presented itself to the public for the first time in August 2003. Since 2016, Riccardo Chailly, an Italian, has again been the chief conductor of this unique orchestra. In addition, a guest conductor is invited every summer to offer the audience an additional musical perspective.Read more
Luca Simoncini, Demetrio Comuzzi, Alessandro Simoncini & Nicola Guidetti – Rossini: Quartetti per flauto e archi (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:06:28 minutes | 648 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Tactus
“Although now Rossini is remembered for his operatic production, his career had begun as a composer of chamber music. In 1804 the 12-year-old Gioachino was invited to spend the summer in the villa of his friend Agostino Triossi in Conventello. This rich landowner, who was an amateur double-bass player, was in the habit of organising concerts and musical gatherings: Rossini composed many instrumental pieces for him. The Sei Sonate a Quattro for two violins, cello and double-bass were composed for one of these occasions. As Rossini himself related, “They are six horrible sonatas, composed by me during a holiday near Ravenna, in the house of my friend and patron Agostino Triossi, at a more than childish age, when I had not even had a single accompaniment lesson, and the whole thing was composed and copied in three days and performed dreadfully by Triossi, double-bass, Morini (his cousin) first violin, his brother, cello, and the second violin was me, who, to own the truth, was the least dreadful.” But we must not be misled by such a negative opinion; these sonatas, though elementary from a formal point of view, are genuine and quite inspired: the contrast between the brilliant passages and the lyrical/sentimental ones already reveals what a skilful opera composer Rossini was to become.Read more
Luc Ferrari – Solitude Transit (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:01:59 minutes | 708 MB | Genre: Experimental, Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Transversales Disques
Transversales Disques is very glad to announce the release of Solitude Transit, unpublished archives by electroacoustic music pioneer Luc Ferrari. Music composed for contemporary dance, choregraphed by Anne-Marie Reynaud. Affiliated with French Radio’s Groupe de Musique Concrète, co-founder of the GRM with Pierre Schaeffer in 1958, Luc Ferrari (1929-2005), a major figure of musique concrète and electroacoustic music broke away to pave his own path of individualistic expressions of minimalist music, musical theater, field recordings, orchestral music and soundtracks.Read more
Lovett – Hellraiser (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:03:10 minutes | 664 MB | Genre: Soundtrack
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Lakeshore Records
Arriving October 7 is the forthcoming soundtrack to Hellraiser, featuring score by Ben Lovett! The new horror film directed by David Bruckner (The Night House, The Ritual, Southbound, The Signal) will make its debut on Hulu in tandem with the soundtrack release.
Ben Lovett (born May 3, 1978) is an American recording artist, film composer, songwriter and producer from Georgia. Lovett is the founder of record label, Lovers Label. His non-film compositions are released under the names Lovett and Lovers & Friends.
As a film composer, Lovett has scored a diverse range of films and documentaries including The Ritual and The Night House, both from director and frequent collaborator David Bruckner, as well as Jim Cummings’ horror-comedy The Wolf of Snow Hollow and Jacob Gentry’s Synchronicity, which earned Lovett a nomination for “Discovery Of The Year” at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2016.Read more
Louise Attaque – Planète Terre (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 33:48 minutes | 390 MB | Genre: Chanson, Pop, Pop Rock, Folk Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Division Barclay
2022 marque les 25 ans de Louise Attaque, mais aussi la sortie d’un cinquième album intitulé Planète Terre. Sur ce nouveau projet, mixé par Tchad Blake, le groupe composé de Gaëtan Roussel, Arnaud Samuel et Robin Feix, s’intéresse à l’humanité qui alterne entre doutes et espoirs dans un monde pour le moins chaotique. Plus profond et humaniste, ce projet est introduit par le titre phare «Sortir de l’ordinaire», dans lequel ils dépeignent toutes les contradictions de la race humaine.Read more
Louis Armstrong – Louis “Country & Western” Armstrong (1970)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:33 minutes | 851 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © AVCO Records Corp.
Louis ‘Country & Western’ Armstrong is a 1970 album by the trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong of country and western music. It was Armstrong’s last album of recorded music.
Armstrong’s vocals were dubbed over the pre-recorded instrumental backing. Armstrong’s contributions were recorded in New York due to his health issues, with the remainder being recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. Armstrong appeared on The Johnny Cash Show to promote the album in October 1970, the month of its release.