Jun 21

產品名稱: 依然 (SACD) (限量編號版)
歌手名稱: 徐小鳳 (歌手)
推出日期: 2016-05-12
語言: 粵語
製作來源地: 中國香港
光碟格式: Super Audio CD
出品商: 環球唱片(香港)

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http://minishop.com.hk/ps/tw/t/1638–sacd.html

內容簡介/曲目
無與倫比10款UMG/EMI中文流行80-90年代錄音名著
SACD「第六輪」強勢列陣.勢必再掀搶購熱潮

限量獨立1000張編號
採用「原母帶」製造,極致呈現
終極聲效.質高量限

01. 圓缺
02. 重逢是個夢
03. 藍
04. 依然
05. 流下眼淚前
06. 幾番歸鳥
07. 橫直線
08. 春天的小雨
09. 演唱花絮
10. 風中感覺
11. 明日有運程

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Jun 21

Wolfert Brederode Trio – Black Ice (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:15 minutes | 948 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | @ ECM

After the quartet adventures of Currents and Post Scriptum, Wolfert Brederode returns to a piano trio setting, and Black Ice makes an apt metaphor for his new music, with its gleaming lyricism, transparency, and hint of danger. “I find the combination of danger and beauty intriguing”, he says. There is sleek melodic invention both from the leader and from Icelandic bassist Gulli Gudmundsson, and Jasper van Hulten proves to be a resourceful addition to the team, a tone-sensitive drummer adept at embellishing the sensitive musical language and sense of interplay.

Brederode and Gudmundsson have collaborated often over the years in contexts from free improvisation to theatre music and have a keenly honed intuitive understanding. They met in the 1990s when both were studying at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and, as Wolfert notes, “immediately had a strong musical connection.” Their creative compatibility first found expression in an earlier Brederode trio, which in turn evolved into a quintet co-led by Wolfert and drummer Eric Ineke. In 2006 Brederode joined Gudmundsson’s Binary Orchid trio, completed by trumpeter Arve Henriksen. And pianist and bassist have continued their association also inside the quartet of Dutch tenorist Yuri Honing.

Tracklist:
01 – Elegia
02 – Olive Tree
03 – Bemani
04 – Black Ice
05 – Cocoon
06 – Fall
07 – Terminal
08 – Conclusion
09 – Curtains
10 – Rewind
11 – Bemani (Variation)
12 – Glass Room
13 – Fall (Variation)

Produced by Manfred Eicher. Engineered by Stefano Amerio.
Recorded July 2015 Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano.

Musicians:
Wolfert Brederode – piano
Gulli Gudmundsson – double bass
Jasper van Hulten – drums

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Jun 21

Yehudi Menuhin – Yehudi! The Art of Menuhin (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 03:34:49 minutes | 3,62 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Artwork: Digital Booklet  © Warner Classics

“Now I know there is a God in heaven!”, exclaimed Albert Einstein when he heard the young Yehudi Menuhin play the violin. Not only was Menuhin an extraordinary musician, he lived through – and helped to shape – a momentous period in history. The Warner Classics catalogue contains 70 years’ worth of his recordings and this 3-CD collection, Yehudi!, provides a fascinating perspective on his achievements: Menuhin was a man of ideals who changed the world through music.

“Now I know there is a God in heaven!” exclaimed Albert Einstein when he heard Yehudi Menuhin, then just 13 years old, play a concert in Berlin in 1929. That famous anecdote encapsulates Menuhin’s genius as a violinist and the impact he made in the course of a career that spanned a momentous period of history. Born in New York in 1916, he died in Berlin in 1999 — 70 years after drawing such an amazed response from the pre-eminent scientist of the 20th century.
Seventy years was also the duration of his relationship with the record company EMI. Unrivalled in the history of recording, it produced some three hundred discs, now treasures of the Warner Classics catalogue. This collection, Yehudi: the Art of Menuhin, comprises 39 outstanding tracks, carefully chosen to display the many facets of Menuhin’s achievement as a violinist — in concertos, sonatas, chamber music and captivating encore pieces, in music inspired by his friendship with the sitar-player Ravi Shankar, and in partnership with the jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Menuhin was an enthusiast, a man of enormous musical and intellectual curiosity, a generous colleague and a sympathetic mentor, as well as a man of vision, ideals and determination who believed that music has the potential to change the world.
In his autobiography, Unfinished Journey, published in 1977, Menuhin wrote: “Speaking for myself, I am the most fortunate of human beings, having music for expression and communication … Of course it must not be … an escape. I am constantly thinking of ways and means to improve, alleviate, protect, guide and inspire in practical terms.” As a child prodigy, his education, both academic and musical, had been unconventional, but in 1963 he established the Menuhin School, not far from London. It exists “to provide the environment and tuition for musically gifted children from all over the world to pursue their love of music” and has produced such celebrated violinists of today as Nigel Kennedy, Tasmin Little, Alina Abrigimova and Nicola Benedetti. In 1977 he founded the International Menuhin Music Academy for young graduate string players in Gstaad, Switzerland, where in 1957 he had launched a music festival that continues to flourish in the 21st century.
His legacy to the world also includes a number of charities. Menuhin said, “Music, amongst all the great arts, is the language which penetrates most deeply into the human spirit, reaching people through every barrier, disability, language and circumstance. This is why it has been my dream to bring music back into the lives of those people whose lives are especially prone to stress and suffering … so that it might comfort, heal and bring delight.” His charity Live Music Now, which operates across the United Kingdom — the country in which Menuhin made his home — takes music to people facing difficulties in their lives, such as children with special educational needs, the sick and the elderly.
During World War II, Menuhin set a fine example in demonstrating the healing power of music. While the conflict raged, he gave 500 concerts for Allied troops and appeared in Antwerp, Brussels and Paris shortly after the cities were liberated. In June 1945 he performed in San Francisco for the inaugural assembly of the United Nations, and the following month, with the composer Benjamin Britten as his pianist, he played in Belsen for survivors of the Nazi concentration camps.
“We hoped that the experience of the music we passionately strived to share with them would speak to them of emotions they had once felt and disentangle some of the knots in their suffering souls. For many years afterwards, I received countless letters from individuals who had attended these concerts; they confirmed my conviction, which had wavered at the time, that music was, after all, an essential element of life.”

Tracklist:
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH 1685–1750
1 Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, BWV 1041 I. [Allegro] 4.12
2 Violin Concerto No.2 in E, BWV 1042 II. Adagio 7.08
ANTONIO VIVALDI 1678–1741
The Four Seasons: Concerto in G minor, RV 315 “Summer”/“L’estate”
3 III. Presto 2.45
GIOVANNI BATTISTA VIOTTI 1755–1824
4 Violin Concerto No.22 in A minor, G97 II. Adagio 7.16
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827
5 Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 III. Rondo: Allegro 10.24
FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847
6 Violin Concerto No.2 in E minor, Op.64 I. Allegro molto appassionato 12.20
7 Violin Concerto No.1 in D minor III. Allegro 5.56
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 1840–1893
8 Violin Concerto in D, Op.35 II. Canzonetta: Andante 6.39
JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833–1897
Violin Concerto in D, Op.77
9 III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace 8.15
NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 1792–1840
10 Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Op.7 III. Rondo “La campanella” 7.51
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Violin Sonata No.5 in F, Op.24 “Spring”
11 I. Allegro 9.59
12 II. Adagio molto espressivo 6.33
13 III. Scherzo: Allegro molto 1.08
14 IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo 6.37
15 Violin Sonata No.9 in A, Op. 47 “Kreutzer” III. Finale: Presto 6.43
JOHANNES BRAHMS
16 Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108 III. Un poco presto e con sentimento 2.58
FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797–1828
17 Piano Trio No.1 in B flat, D898 II. Andante un poco mosso 9.10
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756–1791
18 Violin Sonata in A, K526 II. Andante 6.58
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
19 Sonata for solo violin No.3 in C, BWV 1005 IV. Allegro assai 3.49
20 Sonata No.3 in E, BWV 1016 III. Adagio ma non tanto 5.13
CÉSAR FRANCK 1822–1890
21 Violin Sonata in A II. Allegro 8.03
GABRIEL FAURÉ 1845–1924
22 Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15 II. Scherzo: Allegro vivo 5.18
23 Berceuse in D, Op.16 3.42
JOHANNES BRAHMS
24 Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor (arr. Joachim) 2.03
PIETRO LOCATELLI 1695–1764
25 Caprice No.23 in D “Harmonious Labyrinth” (arr. David) 3.03
ARCANGELO CORELLI 1653–1713
26 Sonata No.12 in D minor “La Folia” 13.11
FRANZ SCHUBERT
27 Ave Maria, D839 (arr. Menuhin) 4.47
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK 1841–1904
28 Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 “From the New World”: 3.46
29 Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op.72 No.2 (arr. Kreisler) 3.59
LÉO DELIBES 1836–1891
30 Coppélia Ballade de l’épi 2.36
31 Sylvia Pas de deux 4.35
CLAUDE DEBUSSY 1862–1918
32 Préludes, Book I La fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. Hartmann) 2.36
FRITZ KREISLER 1875–1962
33 Liebesleid 3.34
34 Liebesfreud 3.11
35 Schön Rosmarin 1.53
GIOACCHINO ROSSINI 1792–1868
36 Andante con variazioni in F for violin and harp 4.09
RAVI SHANKAR 1920–2012
37 Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkali) 4.07
MAX HARRIS 1918–2004
38 Viva Vivaldi 2.23
39 Air on a Shoestring 3.40

Personnel:
Yehudi Menuhin, violin

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Jun 21

Brahms Beloved – Symphonies 1 & 3; Clara Schumann Lieder – John Axelrod, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1kHz  | Time – 01:58:41 minutes | 1,09 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Telarc/Concord Music
Recorded: Symphony No. 1 recorded live at the Auditorium di Milano, Italy, October 25/27, 2013; Symphony No. 3 recorded live at the Auditorium di Milano, Italy, December 13/15, 2013′ C. Schumann Lieder recorded at the Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany, October 6-10, 2013

Once in his later years, Johannes Brahms wrote to the love of his life that all his works should be signed, “really by Clara Schumann.” It was a moving testament from an emotionally guarded old bachelor to the woman who had long been his muse. It was also a recognition that the composer whose work, then as now, has been regarded as the epitome of musical abstraction acknowledged that his music was grounded in his life and feelings. And Clara Schumann was always connected to Brahms’s deepest feelings. This recording is a testament to their lifelong connection.

The story of their meeting is the stuff of musical legend. In 1853, when he was an unknown music student of 20, Brahms knocked on Robert and Clara Schumann’s door in Düsseldorf carrying a hiking stick and a backpack full of his music. After he had played them a few pieces and departed, Robert wrote in his journal: “Visit from Brahms (a genius).” The couple virtually adopted the brilliant, handsome, beardless young man. Three months later, Robert wrote a journal article that declared this unknown composer the coming savior of German music. Not long after, Robert jumped in the Rhine in a suicide attempt. He was committed to an asylum from which he never emerged alive.

Brahms rushed to Clara’s side. From that point a helpless passion grew between them. When Robert finally died, everyone, probably including Clara, expected Brahms to take her as his wife. Instead he fled, beginning his lonely bachelor existence. Yet their personal and musical connection lasted to the end of their lives.

Tracklist:

DISC 1

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
1 I. Un poco sostenuto – Allegro [17:23]
2 II. Andante sostenuto [10:03]
3 III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso [5:16]
4 IV. Adagio – Allegro non troppo, ma con brio [17:52]
John Axelrod, conductor | Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Clara Schumann (1833-1897)
5 Volkslied [3:20]
6 Sie liebten sich beide [2:18]
7 Warum willst du and’re fragen [2:45]
8 Mein Stern [2:40]
9 Die gute Nacht, die ich dir sage [2:18]
Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone | John Axelrod, piano

DISC 2

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
1 I. Allegro con brio [13:53]
2 II. Andante [9:42]
3 III. Poco allegretto [9:16]
4 IV. Allegro [9:14]
John Axelrod, conductor | Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Clara Schumann
5 Das Veilchen [1:40]
6 Sie liebten sich beide [2:06]
7 Lorelei [2:30]
8 Ich hab’ in deinem Auge [2:21]
9 Beim Abschied [6:06]
Dame Felicity Lott, soprano | John Axelrod, piano

Personnel:
Dame Felicity Lott, soprano
Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, orchestra
John Axelrod, principal conductor and piano

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Jun 21

Brahms Beloved – Symphonies 2 & 4; Clara Schumann Lieder – John Axelrod, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1kHz  | Time – 01:53:39 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Telarc/Concord Music
Recorded: Symphony No. 4 recorded live at the Auditorium di Milano, Italy, June 15-18, 2013; Symphony No. 2 recorded live at the Auditorium di Milano, Italy, March 12-17, 2013; C. Schumann Lieder recorded at the Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany, May 1-5, 2013.

John Axelrod has recorded unique Brahms symphonies + Clara Schumann Lieder cycle, exploring the symphonies as four sides of the woman with whom Brahms was obsessed. In a fascinating new concept, John Axelrod (2012 ICMA Award winner and winner of the ResMusica “Best Classical album of 2012”) is spearheading an exploration of the relationship between Brahms and the woman he loved, Clara Schumann, as depicted in their music. “If you listen to the Brahms symphonies,” says Axelrod, “each of them seems to inhabit a completely different, though connected, character. Then, if you listen to the songs of Clara Schumann, they also fall clearly into a very similar four moods. I believe that Clara’s own personality is in those songs, and so if that is true, it is also possible to think of the four Brahms symphonies as portraits of Clara – four different aspects of her.”

To explore this idea, this double album will – for the first time – pair a Brahms symphony with its ‘matching’ set of Clara’s Lieder. And to illustrate it further, there will be four different world-class singers as Clara, each a different voice-type. This album of Symphonies 2 & 4 will feature renowned sopranos Nicole Cabell and Indra Thomas singing the songs of Clara Schumann. As an American conductor, Axelrod believes strongly too in the universality of Brahms, so has chosen non-Germanic forces. In the symphonies he will conduct the Italian, Grammy Award-winning Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. The producer for the recording is multiple Grammy Award-winner Michael Fine, and fellow Grammy-winner Wolf Dieter Karwatky is engineer.

Tracklist:

DISC 1

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
1 I. Allegro non troppo [13:16]
2 II. Andante moderato [12:33]
3 III. Allegro giocoso [6:26]
4 IV. Allegro energico e passionato [10:05]
John Axelrod, conductor | Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
5 Am Strande [2:53]
6 Ich stand in dunklen Träumen [2:27]
7 Der Abendstern [2:42]
8 Die stille Lotusblume [3:25]
9 Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen [2:40]
Indra Thomas, soprano | John Axelrod, piano

DISC 2

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
1 I. Allegro non troppo [19:58]
2 II. Adagio non troppo [10:06]
3 III. Allegretto grazioso, quasi andantino [5:30]
4 IV. Allegretto con spirito [9:28]
John Axelrod, conductor | Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Clara Schumann
5 Liebst Du um Schönheit [2:37]
6 Liebeszauber [2:24]
7 Der Mond kommt still gegangen [2:11]
8 Auf einem grünen Hügel [3:10]
9 O Lust, O Lust [1:48]
Nicole Cabell, soprano | John Axelrod, piano

Personnel:
Indra Thomas, soprano
Nicole Cabell, soprano
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
John Axelrod, principal conductor and piano

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Jun 21

Brad Mehldau Trio – Blues And Ballads (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 55:40 minutes | 963 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital booklet | © Nonesuch

Nonesuch Records releases the Brad Mehldau Trio’s Blues and Ballads, the trio’s first new release since 2012’s Where Do You Start, on June 3, 2016. The previous release received critical acclaim, with the Financial Times saying, “Mehldau never lets his peerless technique and meticulous timing interrupt the narrative flow of a well-told tale. Here, the pianist and his trio burrow deep into left-field pop and the American songbook, and give an adventurous sheen to modern jazz.” Blues and Ballads similarly comprises interpretations of songs by other composers, this time with the focus on blues and ballads implied by the album’s title. The Brad Mehldau Trio is Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums.

Brad Mehldau moved to New York City and first came to prominence as a member of current label mate Joshua Redman’s quartet in the 1990s before becoming a bandleader himself. His trio, which tours the world extensively, made eight acclaimed recordings for Warner Bros., including the five widely praised Art of the Trio albums with former drummer Jorge Rossy, which Nonesuch released as a boxed set in December 2011.

The pianist’s time with Nonesuch has been equally productive, beginning with the solo disc Live in Tokyo and including five trio records—Day Is Done, House on Hill, Live, Ode, and Where Do You Start—as well as a collaboration with soprano Renée Fleming, Love Sublime; a chamber ensemble album, Highway Rider; and two collaborations with label mate Pat Metheny, Metheny Mehldau and Quartet, the latter of which also includes Ballard and Grenadier. In 2011, Nonesuch released Mehldau’s live solo performance on Live in Marciac and his collaborations with genre-crossing musicians Kevin Hays and Patrick Zimmerli on Modern Music. The following year, Nonesuch released Ode, which went on to be nominated for a Grammy, and Where Do You Start. In 2013, Mehldau was featured as a performer and producer on Joshua Redman’s acclaimed Nonesuch release Walking Shadows. His solo on “Sleeping Giant,” on his and Mark Guiliana’s 2014 Nonesuch album Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, was nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo in the 2015 Grammy awards. Nonesuch released the 4-CD 10 Years Solo Live in November 2015; later that year, Mehldau received the Wigmore Medal, the first jazz musician ever to do so. Mehldau was also curator of an annual jazz series at Wigmore Hall from 2009 to 2011, and was the first-ever jazz artist to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, in its 2010–11 season. The Brad Mehldau Trio was named Best International Ensemble at the 2013 Echo Awards, the same year that Where Do You Start was chosen as Album of the Year by the Académie du Jazz.

Brad Mehldau’s warm, utterly enveloping effort, 2016’s Blues and Ballads, finds the pianist leading his trio through a set of well-curated standards and covers. The album follows up his genre-bending 2014 collaboration with electronic musician Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, and smartly showcases his return to intimate acoustic jazz. Admittedly, the title, Blues and Ballads, is somewhat misleading, as Mehldau only tackles one actual blues with his jaunty, off-kilter take on Charlie Parker’s “Cheryl.” Otherwise, the blues of the title is implied more in the earthy lyricism of a handful of ballads. An influential figure in the jazz world since the late ’90s, Mehldau has subtly transformed not only the way modern jazz is played, but also the repertoire from which musicians draw inspiration. He was one of the first jazz artists to rework modern alt-rock songs by the likes of Radiohead and Nirvana, imbuing them with a delicacy and harmonic nuance that both celebrated the original recordings and recontextualized them within the jazz canon. While the song choices on Blues and Ballads are by no means as adventurously maverick as that, they are well chosen and make for supple listening. Here, Mehldau and his longtime bandmates bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard dig into thoughtfully selected compositions like the Beatles’ “And I Love Her,” transfiguring the minor/major-key centers into something sweeping and operatic. Similarly, cuts like “I Concentrate on You” and “These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)” feel both well-considered and off the cuff, as if Mehldau and his trio simply decided to start playing during the afterglow of a jovial dinner party. Surprisingly, it’s Jon Brion, who produced Mehldau’s 2002 album Largo, who offers the pianist one of the album’s most poignant moments with his original ballad, “Little Person.” Based around a deftly simple melody, in Mehldau’s sympathetic hands the song is the musical equivalent of a child’s tears. While Blues and Ballads is by no means Mehldau’s most ambitious album, it’s nonetheless a work of expansive emotionality and deeply hued beauty. ~~AllMusic Review by Matt Collar

Tracklist:
1 Since I Fell For You (Buddy Johnson) 10:55
2 I Concentrate on You (Cole Porter) 7:21
3 Little Person (Jon Brion) 3:53
4 Cheryl (Charlie Parker) 7:37
5 These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) (Jack Strachey & Holt Marvell) 6:00
6 And I Love Her (John Lennon & Paul McCartney) 9:25
7 My Valentine (Paul McCartney) 10:13

Personnel:
Brad Mehldau, piano
Larry Grenadier, bass
Jeff Ballard, drums

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Jun 21

Ludwig van Beethoven – Missa Solemnis – Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:21:27 minutes | 827 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Digital booklet | © Sony Classical
Recorded: July 3-5, 2015, Stephaniensaal, Graz, Austria

When Nikolaus Harnoncourt retired from the stage in December last year, it was his express wish to release the broadcast recording of his last project, Beethoven’s monumental “Missa solemnis” as his personal legacy.

The ‘Missa solemnis’ concerts at the Styriarte Festival Graz and the Salzburg Festival in summer 2015 were his last public performances. This recording of Beethoven’s late masterpiece was made from material captured at the Graz concerts and rehearsals.

As a result of his life-long research on Beethoven, he conducted the work for the first time with the Concentus Musicus Wien on period instruments, the Concentus is joined by the Vienna based Arnold Schoenberg Choir and a handpicked solo quartet.

“it soon becomes apparent that to read his last account of this unsettled and unsettling work as a definitive Last Will and Testament would run counter to Harnoncourt’s restless, continually probing musical spirit…it strikes me as an uncommonly apposite farewell from a musician whose life’s work centred on questioning rather than affirming, and encouraging his performers and audiences to do the same.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 3rd June 2016

Tracklist:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123
1. I. Kyrie 09:56
2. II. Gloria: Gloria 05:48
3. II. Gloria: Qui tollis 04:56
4. II. Gloria: Quoniam 07:04
5. III. Credo: Credo 04:14
6. III. Credo: Et incarnatus est 05:01
7. III. Credo: Et resurrexit 10:41
8. IV. Sanctus: Sanctus 03:44
9. IV. Sanctus: Praeludium – Benedictus 13:07
10. V. Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei 07:05
11. V. Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem 09:57

Personnel:
Laura Aikin, soprano
Elisabeth Kulman, alto
Johannes Chum, tenor
Ruben Drole, bass
Concentus Musicus Wien
Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor

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Jun 21

Johann Sebastian Bach – 6 Suites for Violoncello, BWV 1007-1012 – Pierre Fournier (1961/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:19:18 minutes | 2,75 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Digital Booklet | © Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv Produktion | Recorded: Hanover, Beethovensaal, 12/1960

In Colette’s famous phrase, Pierre Fournier “sings better than anything that sings”. Nowhere is this truer than in his iconic recordings of the six Bach suites. The suites were so much part of him that on the afternoon before a concert he was heard asking which of them he was playing that evening.

Basle Cathedral was packed on two Sunday evenings in the autumn of 1962 to hear Fournier play the complete set of Bach Suites. “One man and four stirings mesmerizing more than 2000 people … an indescribable palette of colours, or contrasts … an extraordinary demonstration of thought, of mastery, of style.” Few listeners to Fournier’s Bach performances have been able to forget them; the audience before the isolated figure high on the square platform in the nave of Basle Cathedral was no exception. In the hands of this half-sceptical believer whose vocabulary was so often religious (he called the Suites “the cellist’s breviary”), an epicurean whose work was ruthlessly self-disciplined, the Suites distilled Bach’s humanity and his indestructible faith, the sensuality and the spirituality fused in sound.” Angela Hughes, Pierre Fournier: Cellist in a Landscape with Figures (1998)
„Elegance is the quality in Pierre Fournier’s playing that makes the first and, ultimately, the most lasting impression. He finds great depth in the suites, but he shows constant awareness that he is playing mostly dance music (usually, and importantly, French dance music), that joy is its most important underlying emotion and that graceful movement and rhythmic fluency are essential.“ –Joe McLellan

Tracklist:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Suite For Cello Solo No.1 In G, BWV 1007
01 | I. Prélude 2:49
02 | II. Allemande 4:18
03 | III. Courante 2:45
04 | IV. Sarabande 3:21
05 | V. Menuet I-II 3:28
06 | VI. Gigue 2:15

Suite for Cello Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008
07 | I. Prélude 3:26
08 | II. Allemande 3:26
09 | III. Courante 2:06
10 | IV. Sarabande 4:19
11 | V. Menuet I-II 3:17
12 | VI. Gigue 2:44

Suite for Cello Solo No.3 in C, BWV 1009
13 | I. Prélude 3:43
14 | II. Allemande 4:00
15 | III. Courante 3:11
16 | IV. Sarabande 5:01
17 | V. Bourrée I-II 3:55
18 | VI. Gigue 3:26

Suite for Cello Solo No.4 in E flat, BWV 1010
19 | I. Prélude 4:15
20 | II. Allemande 4:32
21 | III. Courante 3:46
22 | IV. Sarabande 5:08
23 | V. Bourrée I-II 5:07
24 | VI. Gigue 2:53

Suite for Cello Solo No.5 in C minor, BWV 1011
25 | I. Prélude 7:00
26 | II. Allemande 4:35
27 | III. Courante 2:06
28 | IV. Sarabande 3:29
29 | V. Gavotte I-II 5:05
30 | VI. Gigue 2:47

Suite for Cello Solo No.6 in D, BWV 1012
31 | I. Prélude 5:01
32 | II. Allemande 5:44
33 | III. Courante 3:49
34 | IV. Sarabande 3:47
35 | V. Gavotte I-II 4:39
36 | VI. Gigue 4:05

Personnel:
Pierre Fournier, cello

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Jun 21

Johann Sebastian Bach – Les 4 Ouvertures BWV 1066-1069 – Le Concert des Nation, Jordi Savall (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:45:14 minutes | 1,77 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © Alia Vox

Tracklist:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Ouverture (Suite) III En Ré Majeur, BWV 1068
1 (Ouverture) 11:35
2 Air 5:55
3 Gavotte I – Gavolle II 4:28
4 Bourée 1:15
5 Gigue 2:37

Ouverture (Suite) I En Ut Majeur, BWV 1066
6 (Ouverture) 10:37
7 Courante 2:15
8 Gavotte I Alternativement – Gavolle II 3:19
9 Forlane 1:28
10 Menuett I Alternativement – Menuett II 3:32
11 Bourée I Alternativement – Bourée II 2:37
12 Passepied I – Passepied II 3:07

Ouverture (Suite) II En Si Mineur, BWV 1067
13 (Ouverture) 11:30
14 Rondeau 2:06
15 Sarabande 3:29
16 Bourée I Alternativement – Bourée II 2:06
17 Polonaise; Double 4:05
18 Menuett 1:23
19 Bandinerie 1:25

Ouverture (Suite) IV En Ré Majeur, BWV 1069
20 (Ouverture) 12:37
21 Bourée I – Bourée II 2:53
22 Gavotte 1:40
23 Menuett I Alternativement – Menuett II 4:36
24 Réjouissance 2:24

Personnel:
Le Concert des Nation
Jordi Savall, conductor

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Jun 20

Various Artists – Crooners & Divas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 02:34:19  minutes | 1,42 GB | Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening, Vocal Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © Music square

Tracklist:

Disc#1: Crooners
1. Frank Sinatra – The Lady Is a Tramp
2. Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
3. Ray Charles – Georgia on My Mind
4. Frank Sinatra – Stars Fell on Alabama
5. Nat King Cole – If I Give My Heart to You
6. Nat King Cole – A Blossom Fell
7. Tony Bennett – Chicago
8. Frank Sinatra – Lonely Town
9. Nat King Cole – Smile
10. Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart in San Francisco
11. Brook Benton – Rainy Night in Georgia
12. Nat King Cole – Mona Lisa
13. Tony Bennett – Love Is Here to Stay
14. Nat King Cole – Answer Me, My Love
15. Frank Sinatra – Autumn Leaves
16. Dean Martin – The Test of Time
17. Tony Bennett – Stranger in Paradise
18. Nat King Cole – A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet
19. Nat King Cole – Forgive My Heart
20. The Platters – Only You
21. Frank Sinatra – Where Is the One
22. Dean Martin – Buona Sera
23. Perry Como – More Than You Know
24. Frank Sinatra – Night and Day
25. Ray Charles – Unchain My Heart

Disc#2: Divas
1. Dinah Washington – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
2. Dinah Washington – Never Let Me Go
3. Helen Merrill – Yesterdays
4. Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Frayer
5. Nina Simone – The Other Woman
6. Ella Fitzgerald – A Fine Romance
7. Ella Fitzgerald – Cotton Tail
8. Nina Simone – Cotton Eyed Joe
9. Patsy Cline – Crazy
10. Ella Fitzgerald – Mr. Paganini
11. Ella Fitzgerald – Miss Otis Regrets
12. Ella Fitzgerald – Mood Indigo
13. Ella Fitzgerald – On the Sunny Side of the Street
14. Ella Fitzgerald – Misty
15. Ella Fitzgerald – Solitude
16. Ella Fitzgerald – Stormy Weather
17. Ella Fitzgerald – Autumn in New York
18. Julie Andrews – Cheek to Cheek
19. Mary Martin – My Favourite Things
20. Sarah Vaughan – Whatever Lola Wants
21. Carmen McRae – Give Me a Simple Life
22. Billie Holiday – How Deep Is the Ocean
23. Doris Day – Stardust

Personnel:
Aretha Franklin
Billie Holiday
Brook Benton
Carmen McRae
Dean Martin
Dinah Washington
Doris Day
Ella Fitzgerald
Frank Sinatra
Helen Merrill
Julie Andrews
Mary Martin
Nat King Cole
Nina Simone
Patsy Cline
Perry Como
Ray Charles
Sarah Vaughan
The Platters
Tony Bennett

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