Marina Rebeka, Marco Boemi, Wrocław Opera Orchestra – Essence (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Marina Rebeka, Marco Boemi, Wrocław Opera Orchestra – Essence (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 59:21 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Classical, Opera
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Prima Classic

Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka is one of the leading opera singers of our time. Since her international breakthrough at the Salzburg Festival in 2009 under the direction of Riccardo Muti, Rebeka has been a regular guest at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and opera houses, including the Teatro alla Scala (Milan), the Opera National de Paris, the Metropolitan Opera (New York), the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (London), the Bavarian State Opera (Munich), the Vienna State Opera and the Zurich Opera House. She has worked with leading conductors including Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Fabio Luisi, Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Daniele Gatti. Their repertoire ranges from baroque, bel canto and Verdi to Tchaikovsky and Britten.

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Leléka & Maksym Berezhniuk – Rizdvo (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Leléka & Maksym Berezhniuk – Rizdvo (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:42 minutes | 803 MB | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Ethnic Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Fine Music

The internationally acclaimed Berlin-based Ethno-jazz band LELÉKA, dedicated to reviving ancient Ukrainian folk songs since its inception in 2016, presents its new album Rizdvo at the end of November. Together with the famous Ukrainian flutist Maksym Berezhniuk, virtuoso and collector of traditional woodwind instruments, the ensemble creates an extraordinary hom-mage to the incredibly rich tradition of Ukrainian Christmas music, breathing new life into it with contemporary arrangements, interpretations and improvisations.

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Laura Marti & Nataliya Lebedeva – Waves (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Laura Marti & Nataliya Lebedeva – Waves (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:38 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Neuklang

The album WAVES is a Ukrainian progressive modern jazz music by a well known, prolific composer, arranger and pianist Nataliya Lebedeva. Lyrics for the compositions were created by the soloist of the project, the famous singer and composer Laura Marti. These songs make a great set together, as they cover a wide range of different kinds of grooves and polyrhythms. Challenging, inventive mood shifts and the dynamic musical dramaturgy intrigue and create a special atmosphere for the listeners.

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Koen van Stade & Neal Peres da Costa – R. Schumann: Dichterliebe (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Koen van Stade & Neal Peres da Costa – R. Schumann: Dichterliebe (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 28:56 minutes | 478 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deux-Elles Limited

This album is a bold reimagining of Robert Schumann’s beloved song cycle, Dichterliebe, based on the artists’ cutting-edge research into the earliest surviving recordings of singers and pianists – including musicians directly connected to Schumann. The musical result is jarring at first, and then increasingly compelling: a creative freedom and rhetorical flair bordering on wildness, which belies the years of careful study of historical source material that made such risk-taking possible.

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Jorma Kaukonen – 2023-06-10 Old Whaling Church, Edgartown, MA (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Jorma Kaukonen – 2023-06-10 Old Whaling Church, Edgartown, MA (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 02:00:56 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Folk Rock, Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © 2023 Fur Peace Ranch, Inc. (Jorma Kaukonen)

Jorma Ludwik Kaukonen, Jr. is an American blues, folk, and rock guitarist. Kaukonen performed with Jefferson Airplane and still performs regularly on tour with Hot Tuna, which started as a side project with bassist Jack Casady, and as of early 2019 has continued for 50 years. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #54 on its list of 100 Greatest Guitarists.

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John Nelson, The English Concert – Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

John Nelson, The English Concert – Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:47:28 minutes | 2,94 GB | Genre: Classical, Opera
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

“A lifetime of performing Messiah has brought me enough courage to record this singularly famous piece of music. With the finest musicians and soloists on the planet surrounding me, I’m finally ready to lay down my personal interpretation for posterity.”

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Jimmy Barnes – Blue Christmas (Deluxe Edition) (2022/2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Jimmy Barnes – Blue Christmas (Deluxe Edition) (2022/2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 49:58 minutes | 608 MB | Genre: Pop Rock, Soul, Christmas
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Bloodlines – A Mushroom Music Recording

The biggest Christmas album of 2022 just got bigger. Jimmy Barnes’ first Christmas collection, Blue Christmas, was all about family. “This album is my gift back to the kids, the grandkids and everyone out there who just wants to sit and sing with their family on Christmas,” Barnes said. And the 2023 expanded edition features a truly special family singalong.

Fun fact: Jimmy Barnes wasn’t the first member of his family to release a Christmas album. In 1991, his children – The Tin Lids – released Hey Rudolph!, a Top 10 smash that sold more than 100,000 copies.

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Jasper Høiby – Three Elements: Earthness (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Jasper Høiby – Three Elements: Earthness (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 38:36 minutes | 458 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Edition Records

Jasper Høiby, a name synonymous with audacity, innovation, and a significant driving force behind the trailblazing Phronesis, is excited to announce his new piano trio “3 Elements” set to release its debut album, “Earthness,” digitally on November 24th, 2023 with Noah Stoneman and Luca Caruso.

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Isabelle Faust, Anne-Katharina Schreiber, Antoine Tamestit, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexander Melnikov – Schumann: Piano Quartet – Piano Quintet (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Isabelle Faust, Anne-Katharina Schreiber, Antoine Tamestit, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexander Melnikov – Schumann: Piano Quartet – Piano Quintet (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 54:40 minutes | 1,92 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © harmonia mundi

In his Piano Quartet and Quintet, Schumann revisited the frameworks inherited from Schubert and Beethoven to create astonishingly innovative structures. Their grandiose musical and emotional gestures place these works among his supreme achievements. The prestigious artists assembled here, with their extensive experience of performing Schumann’s chamber music and concertos, do full justice to his imaginative world.

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Gov’t Mule – Time Of The Signs (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Gov’t Mule – Time Of The Signs (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 31:01 minutes | 639 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Fantasy

Renowned GRAMMY-nominated band Gov’t Mule, led by guitar legend, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Warren Haynes, release the companion EP to their recent full-legnth Peace…Like A River, entitled Time Of The Signs. The 5-track collection features four brand-new tracks and an alternate version of the album track “The River Only Flows One Way”, with Warren taking lead vocals.

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Geri Allen & Kurt Rosenwinkel – A Lovesome Thing (Live At The Philharmonie de Paris) (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Geri Allen & Kurt Rosenwinkel – A Lovesome Thing (Live At The Philharmonie de Paris) (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 53:02 minutes | 499 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Motema

This one-and-only recorded collaboration between jazz greats Geri Allen and Kurt Rosenwinkel took place live at the famed Philharmonie de Paris in 2012—the two play as if with one mind. Geri often spoke of her desire to do a studio recording to document the ‘flow and freedom” she experienced playing with Kurt that night in Paris. Unfortunately, we lost her before that date never materialized, and fortunately, that concert was recorded. The acoustics in this hall are magnificent, This album, produced by Kurt Rosenwinkel and Motéma’s Jana Herzen is dedicated to Geri’s memory and is truly a ‘lovesome thing’ for fans of Geri, of Kurt, and of piano and guitar jazz.

“Geri Allen and Kurt Rosenwinkel are beautifully compatible. Their sound and musicality are a perfect fit on this gem recording. So happy it is finally being shared with the world! I always felt that Geri’s chordal motion was very guitar-oriented, so the simpatico between them is no surprise.” (Terri Lyne Carrington)

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Fourplay – Between The Sheets (30th Anniversary Remastered Edition) (1993/2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Fourplay – Between The Sheets (30th Anniversary Remastered Edition) (1993/2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:12:18 minutes | 2,62 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Evosound

‘Between the Sheets’ is the second studio album of smooth jazz group Fourplay and was released in August 1993. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart and No. 15 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. ‘Between the Sheets’ sold over 500,000 copies in the United States and thus certified gold by the RIAA. ‘Between the Sheets’, the popular single, written by the Isley Brothers, features Fourplay members Bob James (piano), Lee Ritenour (guitar), Nathan East (lead vocals and bass) and Harvey Mason (drums) with guests, soul singer Chaka Khan on lead vocals, backed-up by Philip Bailey and Phil Perry. Sultry and smooth, oozing with class. Amoroso is a sprightly tune that features sparkling solos from James and Ritenour while East and Mason (composer) keep a lively groove simmering underneath. This continues to be a defining album for smooth Jazz genre and Fourplay.

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Eugene Ormandy – The Lord’s Prayer (2023 Remastered Version) (1959/2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Eugene Ormandy – The Lord’s Prayer (2023 Remastered Version) (1959/2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:13:31 minutes | 2,85 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Longtime Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Eugene Ormandy (born Jenó Blau) developed what came to be known as the “Philadelphia Sound.” (He groused that it should be called the “Ormandy Sound,” even though its fundamentals had already been established during Leopold Stokowski’s long tenure with the Philadelphia Orchestra.) Largely as an effort to overcome the dry acoustics of the orchestra’s home, the Academy of Music, Ormandy emphasized lush string sonorities and, often, legato phrasing and rounded tone. He was lauded even by his own musicians for his ability to conduct everything from memory, even complex contemporary scores. Still, aside from the voluptuous tone, Ormandy’s interpretations rarely bore an individual stamp. They were, however, highly polished, intelligently balanced, and well paced, always serving the scores honorably, and often with a dash of controlled excitement.

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Eugene Ormandy – Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op, 49 – Borodin: Polovtsian Dances – Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (1959/2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Eugene Ormandy – Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op, 49 – Borodin: Polovtsian Dances – Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (1959/2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 49:25 minutes | 1,96 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Classical

Eugene Ormandy (born Jenő Blau; November 18, 1899 – March 12, 1985) was a Hungarian-born American conductor and violinist, best known for his association with the Philadelphia Orchestra, as its music director. His 44-year association with the orchestra is one of the longest enjoyed by any conductor with any American orchestra. Ormandy made numerous recordings with the orchestra, and as guest conductor with European orchestras, and achieved three gold records and two Grammy Awards. His reputation was as a skilled technician and expert orchestral builder.

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Erlend Skomsvoll – Clashes (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Erlend Skomsvoll – Clashes (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 57:01 minutes | 1,96 GB | Genre: Classical, Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © LAWO Digital

Erlend Skomsvoll, Ida Løvli Hidle, Håkon Kornstad and Ensemble Allegria explore the intersection between classical music and jazz. What goes on inside the brain of a composer while he composes? And what happens to us when we face our own prejudices?

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