Paolo Fresu – Heroes Expanded (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paolo Fresu – Heroes Expanded (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:23:16 minutes | 1,51 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Tuk Music

Paolo Fresu (born 10 February 1961) is an Italian jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, as well as a composer and arranger of music.

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Paolo Fresu – Altissima luce (Laudario di Cortona) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paolo Fresu – Altissima luce (Laudario di Cortona) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:14:27 minutes | 1,53 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Tuk Music

Il “Laudario di Cortona” secondo Paolo Fresu e Daniele di Bonaventura. con Paolo Fresu – tromba, flicorno, effetti Daniele di Bonaventura – bandoneon Marco Bardoscia – contrabbasso Michele Rabbia – percussionie con
l’Orchestra da Camera di Perugia
Arrangiamenti originali di Paolo Fresu e Daniele di Bonaventura liberamente ispirati al “Laudario di Cortona”

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Paolo Conte – Amazing Game – Instrumental Music (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paolo Conte – Amazing Game – Instrumental Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:41 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Italia srL.

Paolo Conte has captivated audiences the world over for the past four decades. With his gruff voice and unmistakable style, he tells the tales of his humorous but poignant views of the world through his music. Amazing Game is the first-ever instrumental album by the Italian singer/songwriter and consists of recordings made at different times (from the ‘90s to the present day), for soundtracks of theatre productions and for experimental purposes – all showing off his skills in improvisation.

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Paolo Bordogna, Francesco Lanzillotta, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini – Tutto Buffo (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paolo Bordogna, Francesco Lanzillotta, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini – Tutto Buffo (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:02:52 minutes | 1,09 GB | Genre: Classical, Opera
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Italia srL.

Tutto Buffo, Paolo Bordogna’s debut solo release on Decca, is a generous collection of comic bass-baritone arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, and Nino Rota. Accompanied by the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini under Francesco Lanzillotta, Bordogna gives an engaging recital that emphasizes the exceptional vocal skills required to make these roles truly musical and not just parts played for laughs. Bordogna’s voice is nuanced and adaptable for his characterizations, and he shifts with apparent ease from the robust baritone of Mozart’s Leporello to the deep bass of Rossini’s Dr. Bartolo, creating completely different personalities through his vocal qualities and timbres. Bordogna’s charisma and comic delivery have undoubtedly contributed much to his success, but the richness and flexibility of his voice assure him a bright future in buffo roles.

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Paolo Bonomini – Violoncello italiano (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paolo Bonomini – Violoncello italiano (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:07:17 minutes | 1,13 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Genuin

Hailing from Frescia, cellits Paolo Bonomini offers a survey of 200 years of musical Italy on his Genuin debut release. The First Prizewinner at the 2016 Leipzig Bach Competition performs works by Joseph Dall’Abaco, Luigi Boccherini, Alfredo Piatti, and Luigi Dallapiccola. In terms of the program, we could hardly imagine a more rich and varied overview, and the young, internationally-successful soloists’s playing more than fulfills our expectations – from his lean and buoyant sound in the playful and exuberant Baroque works, to his crystal-clear articulation and bold risk-taking in the modern selections. A brilliant and highly promising debut!

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Paolo Arrivabeni – Verdi: Falstaff (Live) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Paolo Arrivabeni – Verdi: Falstaff (Live) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 02:00:19 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Dynamic

From the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi, staged by Stefano Poda with musical direction by Paolo Arrivabeni. Protagonists on stage Ruggero Raimondi Luca Salsi Virginia Tola Sabina Puértolas Tiberio Simu Cinzia de Mola Liliana Mattei Gregory Bonfatti Pietro Picone Luciano Montanaro.

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Paola Perrucci – Alvars: Works for Harp (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paola Perrucci – Alvars: Works for Harp (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:48 minutes | 1,06 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Dynamic

A native of England, Elias Parish Alvars became established as a fully-fledged European artist. He travelled extensively, working alongside Carl Czerny and gained the esteem of Mendelssohn and Berlioz, who declared that ‘this man is a magician’, with a ‘passionate impulse to express the music of another world’. Composed in a Romantic style, Parish Alvars’ fantasias and refined elaborations on themes by Bellini explore every aspect of the harp’s technical and expressive qualities, from spectacular virtuosity to evocative and transparent effects that were revolutionary in their time. These works are performed here by Paola Perrucci, who currently teaches at the Conservatory of Bologna.

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Page McConnell & Trey Anastasio – December (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Page McConnell & Trey Anastasio – December (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 45:18 minutes | 501 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © JEMP Records

Phish keyboardist Page McConnell and guitarist Trey Anastasio released December, a collection of six duo performances recorded at The Barn in Vermont earlier this month.

The pair previously joined forces this fall for a series of duets that premiered before three of Trey’s The Beacon Jams livestream concerts. While “Brian And Robert,” “Waste” and “Evening Song” were performed in videos aired ahead of The Beacon Jams, the duo picked six different Phish gems for inclusion on December.

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Page McConnell – Maybe We’re The Visitors (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Page McConnell – Maybe We’re The Visitors (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 42:51 minutes | 414 MB | Genre: Electronic, Ambient
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Keyed Records

Phish keyboardist Page McConnell announces the release of his new solo album, MAYBE WE’RE THE VISITORS, arriving digitally via Keyed Records this Friday, April 9. MAYBE WE’RE THE VISITORS was written and recorded in Iceland and Burlington, VT. The release is preceded by today’s premiere of the album’s first song, “Radio Silence,” which David Fricke called in his album notes “an overture of slowly dawning arpeggios that dot the void like hopeful transmissions.”

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Paganini Ensemble Vienna – Paganini: Quartets for Strings & Guitar Nos. 1, 2 & 9 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paganini Ensemble Vienna – Paganini: Quartets for Strings & Guitar Nos. 1, 2 & 9 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:38 minutes | 1,06 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Dynamic

Nicolo Paganini’s Quartets for Strings and Guitar are among his finest chamber compositions. The First Guitar Quartet was a wedding gift from Paganini to his younger sister; and both this and the Second Quartet share neo-classical poise with warmly expressive romantic lyricism. The Ninth Quartet features sweet and melancholy moods containing some of Paganini’s most disarmingly simple melodies, and as the composer himself stated, ‘a very fanciful minuet and a moving trio’.

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Paco de Lucia, Pedro Iturralde Quintet – Flamenco-Jazz (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Paco de Lucia, Pedro Iturralde Quintet – Flamenco-Jazz (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 43:03 minutes | 772 MB | Genre: Latin Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © MPS

Spanish saxophonist Pedro Iturralde, under the influence of Miles Davis’s classic jazz flamenco fusion album Sketches of Spain, incorporated flamenco melodies in his repertoire as he toured Europe in the 1960s. Iturralde brought along a 19 year old flamenco musician named Paco de Lucía, who would become an international star as one of the greatest flamenco musicians of our time and would remain active in jazz until his death in 2014.

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Pacifica Quartet with Otis Murphy – Contemporary Voices (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Pacifica Quartet with Otis Murphy – Contemporary Voices (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:54 minutes | 1,06 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Cedille

The Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet performs works by three Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary composers: Shulamit Ran, Jennifer Higdon, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.Written for the Pacifica and receiving its world-premiere recording, Ran’s Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory — String Quartet No. 3 is a moving tribute to painter Felix Nussbaum, who perished in Auschwitz in 1944. Higdon’s Voices, dedicated to the Pacifica, evokes explosive energy, otherworldly calm, and spiritual serenity. In Zwilich’s Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet, a lusciously singing saxophone shares the spotlight with virtuosic string playing. The Pacifica, quartet in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, partner with their IU colleague, renowned classical saxophonist Otis Murphy.

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Pacifica Quartet – Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries: The Soviet Experience Vol. 1-4 (2011-2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Pacifica Quartet – Dmitri Shostakovich and his Contemporaries: The Soviet Experience Vol. 1-4 (2011-2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 07:57:37 minutes | 7,08 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Cedille

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The Pacifica tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, performing regularly in the world’s major concert halls. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica also served as quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009–2012) — a position previously held only by the Guarneri String Quartet — and received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.

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Pacific Quartet Vienna – Sounds of Pannonia (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Pacific Quartet Vienna – Sounds of Pannonia (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:20:16 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Gramola Records

The young international Pacific Quartet Vienna has chosen as repertoire focus works of the First and Second Viennese Schools. Its second album (after Becoming Being Passing Away) presents Sounds from Pannonia, with Haydn ‘s String Quartet Op. 54/2, the second from the group of TostQuartets, Bartok s 2nd String Quartet (in which the composer used the impressions of his four-year research on Pannonian songs and dances during the First World War) and Brahmss Quartet Op. 51/2 (as can be observed in many of his works, no composer of musical history was so obsessively under the spell of the Pannonian idiom like Brahms) are representative of the music of the landscape between Vienna, Burgenland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and parts of Slovakia.

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Pacific Quartet Vienna – 1824 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Pacific Quartet Vienna – 1824 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:08:48 minutes | 1,19 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Gramola Records

The final chords of the revolutionary world premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the K”arntnertortheater in Vienna on May 7, 1824 had hardly faded away (one of the many enthusiastic listeners in the hall was the 27-year-old Franz Schubert!) when the star composer got straight to work on a new string quartet; the work, following his latest string quartet, Op. 95 which was composed 14 years earlier, was commissioned by Prince Nikolaus Galitzin and became the Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127. In the same year, and interestingly written in immediate spatial and temporal proximity to the studio in which Beethoven was just about to open the doors to musical modernism, Schubert, after having spent several weeks in the Vienna general hospital for treatment of his suspected syphilis desease, composed his String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804, the so-called Rosamunde Quartet. It may be said that, precisely due to Schubert’s bleak outlook on the future, the categories of “loss” and “memory” became central parameters of an entire composition for the first time in music history. Both quartets are performed by the internationally acclaimed Pacific Quartet Vienna for their third album release with Gramola Records.

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