Jun 02

Julio Iglesias – Mexico (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 48:53 minutes | 606 MB | Genre: Latin, Pop
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Julio Iglesias, one of the best selling artists of all time with millions of records sold worldwide, presents this very special collection that pays tribute to great Mexican composers. Mexico is his first Spanish recording in twelve years.

It’s been over a decade since Julio Iglesias last released a Spanish-language album with “Divorcio” in 2003. Now, 12 years later, the romantic crooner from Spain will release “Mexico,” his new studio album set for release on September 25th.

In this album, which includes 14 tracks with Mexican flavor, Iglesias pays homage to Mexico’s greatest songwriters. “This record is dedicated to the outstanding composers who, generation after generation, filled our lives with love, nostalgia, memories and moments. After all these years, they remain alive in our souls. With all my respect and profound admiration,” he said.

This isn’t the first time that the 71-year-old GRAMMY Award-winning singer pays tribute to the country. His first album to Mexico was in 1976, following his first performance in the country, where he quickly won over the support of many.

“Mexico is a country that I love dearly. The Mexican people have given me many indelible moments in my life. I know this country as if it was my homeland, and I always carry it in my soul. Mexican music is universal, and its composers are legendary,” Mr. Iglesias said.

Tracklist:
1 Usted 03:28
2 Jurame 04:07
3 Ella 03:46
4 Fallaste Corazon 04:01
5 Sway 03:30
6 Amaneci en Tus Brazos 03:17
7 Echame a Mi la Culpa 03:33
8 Juan Charrasqueado 03:46
9 Y Nos Dieron las Diez 04:48
10 La Media Vuelta 03:18
11 Se Me Olvido Otra Vez 03:01
12 Mexico Lindo 02:47
13 Mexico Lindo (feat. Julion Alvarez) 02:47
14 Quien Sera 02:44

Personnel:
Julio Iglesias – Vocals
Julión Álvarez – Featured Artist
Ramón Arcusa – Arreglos, Cuerda, String Arrangements
Carlos Cabral, Jr. – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)
Jorge Casas – Bajos
Yoio Cuesta – Coros
Tim Devine – Bajos, Steel Pads
José Domenech – Arreglos, Bajos, Hammond B3, Percussion, Piano, Steel Pads
Cany González – Coros
Miguel Iniesta – Guitar (Acoustic)
Bárbara Intriago – Coros
Abraham Laboriel – Bajos
Araceli Lavado – Coros
Lee Levin – Bateria
Natalia Lyans – Coros
Enrique Martinez – Accordion
Julián Navarro – Bajos, Bandoneon, Cuerda, Marimba, Steel Pads, String Arrangements
Cynthia Nilson – Coros
Clay Perry – Marimba, Steel Pads, Synthesizer
Alberto Sánchez – Percussion, Programming, Recording, Sequencers
Pepe Sanchez – Bateria
Randy Singer – Harmonica
Dan Warner – Guitar (Electric)

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Jun 02

Julio Iglesias – Non Stop (1988)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:28 minutes | 455 MB | Genre: Latin, Pop
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Non-Stop is a Julio Iglesias studio album released in 1988. From the album, “My Love,” a duet with Stevie Wonder, was a minor hit in the United States, reaching #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #14 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Tracklist:
1 Love Is On Our Side Again 3:59
2 I Know It’s Over 3:55
3 Never, Never, Never (Grande, Grande, Grande) 4:02
4 Ae, Ao 4:12
5 Words And Music 4:34
6 My Love Featuring Stevie Wonder 5:36
7 Every Time We Fall In Love 4:04
8 Too Many Women 4:12
9 If I Ever Needed You (I Need You Now) 3:44

Personnel:
Julio Iglesias – Vocals

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Jun 02

Julio Iglesias – 1100 Bel Air Place (1984/2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:27 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Pop
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1100 Bel Air Place is a 1984 album of love songs performed by Julio Iglesias, and released by Columbia Records. It was the first of Iglesias’ albums to be sung largely in English, and it is generally considered his breakthrough album in English speaking markets.

The album features Julio’s only Pop Top 40 hits, “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before”, with Willie Nelson, and “All of You” with Diana Ross. The Beach Boys sang back-up on “The Air That I Breathe”, a tune that the British band The Hollies previously made famous.

The album’s title is the address, 1100 Bel Air Place — Iglesias’ former home in Los Angeles, California, which was owned by music producer Quincy Jones until September 2005.

1100 Bel Air Place was designed as Julio Iglesias’ breakthrough to the American audience, finding the Latin superstar recording with producer Richard Perry — the architect behind blockbusters by Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson — and duetting with such established American superstars as Diana Ross, Stan Getz, the Beach Boys and Willie Nelson. The latter, of course, provided Iglesias with the key to his crossover with a duet on Hal David and Albert Hammond’s “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” a song that became ubiquitous in 1984. If 1100 Bel Air Place is a bit too tied to that year — not just through the presence of its blockbuster hit, but also through Perry’s cavernous ’80s production, a brittle affair where even studio pros sound like synthesizers — it is nevertheless a testament to the commercial savviness of all involved. Perry captured the sound of adult contemporary radio circa 1984 just perfectly, creating the ideal vehicle for Iglesias’ smooth vocals, which skirted just on the edge of being schmaltzy but never went over that edge. The material was well selected — heavy on Hammond songs, including his other signature song “The Air That I Breathe” and “Moonlight Lady,” and it was expertly executed according the conventions of mid-’80s soft rock. As a matter of fact, apart from “Me Va, Me Va” (also written by Hammond) and the accent in Iglesias’ voice, this could pass as a straight-up adult contemporary record from the ’80s — which is why it was a hit, turning Iglesias into a true star in America, the one market he hadn’t conquered — but it’s also why 1100 Bel Air Place may sound a little too dated to some ears: it is truly, thoroughly, an artifact of its time. But according to those standards, it works very well, and even if the sound of the record don’t necessarily hold up, it’s still easy to listen to this and realize exactly how it made Julio Iglesias a star in 1984. –AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Tracklist:
1 All of You (feat. Diana Ross) 04:02
2 Two Lovers 04:22
3 Bambou Medley: Il Tape Sur Des Bambous / Jamaica 03:53
4 The Air That I Breathe (feat. The Beach Boys) 03:55
5 The Last Time 03:39
6 Moonlight Lady 04:13
7 When I Fall in Love 03:33
8 Me Va, Me Va 06:07
9 If (E Poi) 03:12
10 To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before (feat. Willie Nelson) 03:31

Personnel:
Julio Iglesias – main artist, vocals
Mike Landau, David Williams – guitars
John Barnes, Michael Boddicker, Robbie Buchanan, Michel Colombier, Rafael Ferro, David Foster, Nicky Hopkins, James Newton Howard, Randy Kerber, Steve Mitchell, Greg Phillinganes, John Van Tongeren – keyboards
Arnold Belnick, Isabelle Daskoff, Assa Drori, Henry Ferver, Joe Goodman, Reg Hill, Bill Hymanson, Kathy Lenski, Bill Nuttycombe, Stanley Plummer, Bob and Sheldon Sanov, Haim Shtrum, Marshall Sosson, Bob Sushel, Mary Tsumura, Gerald Vinci, Shari Zippert – violin
Stan Ackerman, Marilyn Baker, Myer Bello, Pamela Goldsmith, Allan Harshman, Virginia Majewski, Garey Nuttycombe, Dave Schwartz – viola
Ron Cooper, Larry Corbett, Douglas Davis, Ray Kelley, Jacqueline Lustgarten, Fred Seydora, David Speltz – cello
Charles Davis, Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Larry Hall, Jerry Hey – brass
Erich Bulling – horns
Richard Todd, Brad Warnaar – French horn
Les Benedict, Dick Hyde, Charles Loper, Lew McCreary, Dick Nash, Bill Reichenbach – trombone
Alexandra Brown, Kenny Cetera, Steven George, Tom Kelly, Richard Marx, Richard Page, Stephanie Spruill, Julia and Maxine Waters – backing vocals
Abraham Laboriel, Nathan East, Neil Steubenhaus, Mike Porcaro – bass
Carlos Vega – drums
Stan Getz- Saxophone
Luis Conte, Michael Fisher, Paulinho da Costa – percussion

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Jun 02

Julio Iglesias – Moments (1982)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:37 minutes |1,22 GB | Genre: Latin, Pop
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Released in 1982, MOMENTS is an outstanding example of Julio Iglesias’s considerable charm. With their sweeping, synth-laden arrangements, these songs, particularly “Nathalie” and “Esa Mujer,” provide the perfect format for Iglesias’s expressive croon, which effortlessly conjures up romantic scenarios. Paired with 1100 BEL AIR PLACE, this album reveals the Spanish performer at the peak of both his vocal abilities and his popularity.

Tracklist:
1 Nathalie 3:57
2 Momentos 3:35
3 La Paloma 4:56
4 Las Cosas Que Tiene La Vida 3:32
5 Amor 3:21
6 Quijote 4:03
7 No Me Vuelvo A Enamorar 3:51
8 Con La Misma Piedra 3:59
9 Esa Mujer 4:05
10 Si El Amor Llama A Tu Puerta 3:37

Personnel:
Julio Iglesias – Vocals
Ramón Arcusa – Arranger, Conductor

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Jun 02

Julio Iglesias – En el Olympia (1976/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:06:12 minutes | 767 MB | Genre: Pop, Latin Pop
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Julio Iglesias is the best selling international artist in Brazil with over 12.4 million records sold and also one of the best-selling artists worldwide, with 100 million records sold in 14 languages and released 80 albums, and more than 2,600 gold and platinum records certified.

Tracklist:
1 Introducción/Vivencias 5:35
2 Por El Amor De Una Mujer 3:40
3 Dicen 3:15
4 Solamente Una Vez 2:05
5 Corazón, Corazón 1:37
6 María Bonita 2:16
7 El Amor (La Tendresse) 3:30
8 A Veces Tu, A Veces Yo 3:00
9 Abrázame 3:40
10 Un Canto A Galicia 3:53
11 Manuela 3:15
12 Así Nacemos 6:30
13 Feelings 3:10
14 Quiero 3:05
15 Candilejas 4:10
16 Quien 4:05
17 La Mer (El Mar) 3:37
18 Minueto 5:48

Personnel:
Julio Iglesias – vocals
Rafael Ferro – arranger, conductor

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Jun 02

Olga Martynova – Harpsichord Gems, Vol. 4 – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Harpsichord, But Were Afraid to Ask (2007)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 01:00:57 minutes | 2,35 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Digital Booklet | © Caro Mitis
Recorded: October 2006 (2.10, 4.10, 10.10) 5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR) Moscow, Russia

Nowadays many performers want to play music written for piano on the harpsichord. I began my conversation with Olga Martynova by asking what first gave her the idea. It all began a few years ago. I was curious to know how music written for another instrument would sound when played on the harpsichord. I knew that Shostakovich and Prokofiev had been played on the harpsichord but had never listened to any recordings, maybe as a conscious decision. True, I have heard contemporary music written for harpsichord, but I find it sometimes even harder to play than other compositions that were never originally intended for the instrument.

Tracklist:

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)
1 Prelude in A major, op. 87 [1:12]
2 Fugue in A major, op. 87 [2:59]

Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978)
Three pieces from “Children’s Album”
3 Invention (Adagio from the ballet “Gayane”) [2:36]
4 In Folk Style [2:16]
5 Etude [1:54]

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
6 “Lied ohne Worte” in C major, op. 67 No.4 [2:02]

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
7 “Moment musical” in C sharp minor, op. 94 No.4 [6:03]

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)
8 Prelude in A minor, op. 87 [1:05]
9 Fugue in A minor, op. 87 [1:52]

Johann Baptist Cramer (1771–1858)
Four pieces from “Studi per il pianoforte”
10 Etude in E major [2:56]
11 Etude in F minor [1:12]
12 Etude in A minor [3:18]
13 Etude in B flat major [1:32]

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)
14 Prelude in B flat minor, op. 87 [3:47]
15 Fugue in B flat minor, op. 87 [8:10]

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Four pieces from “Album für die Jugend”, op. 68
16 Schnitterliedchen (The Reaper’s Song) [1:09]
17 Kleine Fuge: Vorspiel [1:16]
18 Kleine Fuge: Fuge [1:34]
19 Mignon [3:01]
20 “Mai, lieber Mai… (“May, dear May…”) [2:16]
21 Fugue in D minor, op. 126 [2:06]

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)
22 Prelude in D major, op. 87 [2:49]
23 Fugue in D major, op. 87 [2:22]

Personnel:
Olga Martynova, harpsichord (Von Nagel Workshop, Paris, 2005 / after N.&F. Blanchet, Paris, 1730)

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Jun 02

Julio Iglesias – A Mexico (1975)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 33:31 minutes | 402 MB | Genre: Latin, Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia

A México is a 1975 album by Julio Iglesias. It was released on the Alhambra label.

Tracklist:
1. Cucurrucucú paloma   3:28
2. No me amenaces   3:12
3. Ella   3:24
4. Cuando vivas conmigo   2:37
5. Noche de ronda   3:58
6. Sólamente una vez   3:37
7. Amanecí en tus brazos   3:19
8. Corazón, corazón   3:44
9. De un mundo raro   3:12
10. María Bonita   3:00

Personnel:
Julio Iglesias, vocals
Rafael Ferro, arranger, conductor

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Jun 02

Olga Martynova – Harpsichord Gems, Vol. 3 – Fischer, J.C.F. – Musicalisches Blumen-Buschlein (2006)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 01:19:11 minutes | 3,11 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: 21, 23–24.02.2006, 5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR)

He was considered to be one of the best harpsichordists of his time and he was famous for making well known and spread- ing the art of ornamentation in Germany as well as a perfect per- forming style on this instrument.
That is the estimation Ernst Ludwig Gerber gave in his Historisch-biographisches Lexicon der Tonkünstler to Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656–1746), a composer and Kapellmeister to the Baden court.
His talent was rated extraordinarily high by his contempo- raries; Mauritius Vogt in the Conclave thesauri magnae artis musicae (published in Prague, 1719) called him ‘the most per- fect composer of our era’ (‘nostri aevi componista absolutis- simus’). It is known that J. S. Bach kept copies of Fischer’s com- positions and that this music was a source of inspiration for him. Modern research regards Fischer as a great composer of key- board music, on a par with Froberger and Bach. Furthermore, he is written about as a musician who in German speaking countries was able to elucidate the peculiarities of the French style.

Tracklist:

Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656–1746)

Suite №1 in D minor
1 Praeludium [1:22]
2 Allemande [3:13]
3 Courante [1:29]
4 Sarabande [2:01]
5 Gavotte [0:50]
6 Menuet [1:91]

Suite №2 in F major
7 Praeludium [2:13]
8 Ballet [1:50]
9 Menuet [1:19]
10 Rondeau [1:04]
11 Canaries [1:48]
12 Passepied [1:00]

Suite №3 in A minor
13 Praeludium [0:59]
14 Passacaille [2:07]
15 Bourree [1:26]
16 Menuet [1:22]

Suite №4 in A minor
17 Praeludium [1:38]
18 Branle [2:05]
19 Amener [1:04]
20 Gavotte [0:51]
21 Courante [1:23]
22 Bourree [0:53]
23 Menuet [1:17]

Suite № 5 in E minor
24 Praeludium [0:58]
25 Aria [1:57]
26 Variatio 1 [1:32]
27 Variatio 2 [1:27]
28 Variatio 3 [1:31]
29 Variatio 4 [1:28]
30 Variatio 5 [0:59]
31 Variatio 6 [0:59]
32 Variatio 7 [1:12]
33 Variatio 8 [1:23]

Suite № 6 in D major
34 Praeludium [2:24]
35 Allemande [2:19]
36 Courante [1:22]
37 Sarabande [1:44]
38 Gigue [2:12]
39 Bourree [1:07]
40 Menuet [1:17]

Suite № 7 in G minor
41 Praeludium [1:15]
42 Plainte [3:07]
43 Rondeau [1:06]
44 Gavotte [1:24]
45 Menuet [3:59]

Suite № 8 in G major
46 Praeludium [2:21]
47 Chaconne [4:21]

Personnel:
Olga Martynova, harpsichord (William Dowd (French model), USA, 1970-s)

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Jun 02

Olga Martynova – Harpsichord Gems, Vol. 2 – The Great Transcriptions (2005)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 01:02:21 minutes | 2,47 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: 26-28.08.2004 “Manege” Hall of The Moscow Theatre “School of Dramatic Art”

When we speak about music, baroque means more than the age of figured bass and stile concertato. Today, as never before, there is a growing awareness that it is also the era of transcriptions and arrangements, which are just as indicative of the face of the age as are any innovations in the sphere of musical composition.
In those far off times, the public’s attitude to their favorite works of art was quite different to what it is today. It would never occur to anyone then to jealously guard from interference — as if it were sacred — each note of a generally recognized masterpiece. If a composition was popular it should be played as often as possible, in different transcriptions and arrangements. No musician would miss the opportunity of re-arranging a work, that had caught the public’s fancy, for different players: for the leading court soloists, for his friends and pupils, or even for musicians who were quite unknown to him — professionals and wealthy amateurs (willing to spend a fair sum of money on the acquisition of sheet music for a piece they liked). And even the duties of court music director or leader of a church choir were inconceivable without the constant re-working of their own pieces — for yet another holiday or some other ceremonial occasion.

Tracklist:

Silvius Leopold Weiss (1686 – 1750)
1 Prelude in Re minore [2:23]
2 Allegro in Re minore [2:59]Sonata in D minor
3 Allemande [5:13]
4 Courante [3:22]
5 Gavotte [1:45]
6 Sarabande [3:31]
7 Bourree [2:05]
8 Gigue [3:04]

Johann Adam Reincken (1623? – 1722), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Sonata in A minor (BWV 965)
9 Adagio [2:00]
10 Fuga [3:42]
11 Adagio. Presto [1:14]
12 Allemande [3:57]
13 Courante [2:38]
14 Sarabande [1:44]
15 Gigue [4:45]

Francesco Geminiani (1687 – 1762)
Pieces de Clavecin
16 Prelude (Lentement) [3:30]
17 Vivement [4:58]
18 Moderement [5:57]
19 Vivement [3:23]

Personnel:
Olga Martynova, harpsichord (William Dowd (French model), USA, 1970-s)

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Jun 02

Olga Martynova – Harpsichord Gems, Vol. 1 – Bach, J.C. – Clavier Sonatas (2005)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 01:08:27 minutes | 2,7 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: 11,15, 20 / 05.2004 5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR) Moscow, Russia

Supposedly Johann Sebastian Bach was a strict father who used a quotation from the poet Gellert to describe his youngest offspring: ‘He will go far guided by his stupidity!’ Even if the story is true, the elder Bach was undoubtedly speaking in jest: his youngest son was his favourite. And he certainly did go far. Incidentally, he lost his father when he was only 15, and few people have learned wisdom by that age.

His father gave Johann Christian his first music lessons and probably created the second volume of ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ for him. This means that for both father and son their art began with the keyboards (when still a child Johann Christian could play the clavichord, harpsichord and organ; later he also grew fond of what was then a new, expensive and rare instrument – the pianoforte). Johann Christian’s early pieces were also for clavier: the young composer wrote minuets and polonaises for his mother Anna Magdalena’s music notebook, the ‘Clavier- Bu?chlein’. He was probably excited to inherit three harpsichords after his father’s death. Perhaps his childhood memories were so strong that no matter what later took his fancy and whatever genres he preferred, Johann Christian continued to write for the clavier for the rest of his life. Some of his works for pianoforte were so popular that in musical instrum instrument shops there was increased demand for this costly novelty.

Tracklist:

Johann Christian Bach (1735–1782)

Sonata in G major op.5 No.3
1 Allegro [5:48]
2 Allegretto [4:44]

Sonata in B-flat major op.5 №1
3 Allegretto [4:49]
4 Tempo di Minuetto [3:54]

Sonata in E-flat major op.5 №4
5 Allegro [7:20]
6 Rondeaux [3:35]

Sonata in G major op.17 №4
7 Allegro [7:39]
8 Presto [2:43]

Sonata in C minor op.17 №2
9 [Allegro] [6:06]
10 Andante [4:02]
11 Prestissimo [5:04]

Sonata in A major op.17 №5
12 Allegro [7:59]
13 Presto [4:27]

Personnel:
Olga Martynova, harpsichord (Von Nagel Workshop, Paris, 1985, after N.& F. Blanchet, Paris, 1730)

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