Leonard Slatkin – Saint-Saens – Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ Symphony’ (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Leonard Slatkin – Saint-Saëns – Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ Symphony’ (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:45 minutes | 970 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Naxos

Leonard Slatkin conducts the Orchestre National de Lyon and organist-in-residence Vincent Warnier on this recording of two major works for organ and orchestra by Saint-Saëns. The programme is rounded out with an arrangement for solo organ of the composer’s famous Danse macabre.

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Leonard Slatkin – Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Leonard Slatkin – Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:10:41 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Naxos

The impact of Russian and Oriental culture on Ravel’s formative years retained a hold on him throughout his life. His colourfully re-orchestrated selections from Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic suite ‘Antar’ and opera Mlada, with interpolations of his own music, as the incidental score for a theatre production are heard here in their première recording, revived and reconstructed alongside a new text that symbolizes the romance and chivalric spirit of Antar the warrior-poet and his beloved Abla. Ravel’s fascination with the exotic is brought together with Debussy’s influence in the ravishing and enduringly popular song cycle Shéhérazade

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Leonard Cohen – Thanks for the Dance (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Leonard Cohen – Thanks for the Dance (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 29:17 minutes | 278 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

From beyond the grave, Leonard Cohen has returned with Thanks for the Dance, three years after the amazing record You Want It Darker. His previous album contained fiercely determined lyrics (“I’m ready my Lord”) and that dark deep voice that makes your hairs stand on end, all layered over choir and organ melodies. Cohen died in the night nineteen days later, on November 7th 2016. But the singer already had plans for the afterlife: a posthumous album. He entrusted the task to his son Adam, who had been involved with the production of what everyone thought was the master’s final work. Adam commented: “I know my father’s sound very well and we had already discussed the arrangements during the recording sessions for You Want It Darker.”

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Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 Choral (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 Choral (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:09:25 minutes | 2,85 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to “The Birds,” and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock.” Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.

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Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:19 minutes | 1,74 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to “The Birds,” and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock.” Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.

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