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Dmitri Shostakovich – The Two Violin Sonatas and Rare Chamber Works – Sasha Rozhdestvensky, Jeremy Menuhin, Mookie Lee-Menuhin (2016) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Dmitri Shostakovich – The Two Violin Sonatas and Rare Chamber Works – Sasha Rozhdestvensky, Jeremy Menuhin, Mookie Lee-Menuhin, Ilona Domnich, Alexandra Sherman (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:09:44 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Digital Booklet | © First Hand Records
Recorded: at Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey, UK, 8-9 January (1-5), 10 January (6-8) & 11 January 2015 (9)

The recording focusses on the music for violin and piano written by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), himself a pianist of no mean ability who chose to restrict public performances to those of his own works, and who also made recordings of his concertos and solo pieces.

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Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – Who Cares (2014) [HighResAudio 24-88,2]

Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – Who Cares? (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 55:26 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | Label: Fonè Records

While big bands seemed to be fading fast during the late ’50s and early ’60s, bandleader Si Zentner was one of the few to front a successful big band – enjoying both critical and commercial acclaim.

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Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – I Could Write a Book (2013) [HighResAudio 24-88,2]

Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – I Could Write a Book (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 57:13 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | Label: fonè records

Scott Hamilton is a jazz tenor saxophonist associated with swing and mainstream jazz. Hamilton emerged in the 1970s and at the time was considered to be one of the few musicians of real talent who carried the tradition of the classic jazz tenor saxophone in the style of Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins as well as Zoot Sims and Don Byas forward. Hamilton has recorded more than 40 albums as a lead.

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Mark Taratushkin – Prokofiev & Bartok: Piano Works (2014) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Prokofiev & Bartok – Piano Works – Mark Taratushkin (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:42 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download |  Source: highresaudio.com | Digital Booklet | Label: ACOUSENCE records
Recorded: Campus, Krefeld-Fichtenhain, Germany, 3./4.3.2014

Russian pianist Mark Taratushkin combines early works of two of the most important composers of the first half of the 20th century on this CD. These six works by Sergei Prokofiev and Béla Bartók illustrate the evolutionary thinking and the use of new forms and ideas. Here all the methods of the masterful composers are clearly seen: the forms and artistic themes, which will later receive their continuation in operas, symphonies, concerts and other great works.

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Sergei Prokofiev – Violin Concertos & Sonata – Arabella Steinbacher, Russian National Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (2012) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Sergei Prokofiev – Violin Concertos & Sonata – Arabella Steinbacher, Russian National Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:24 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Label: Pentatone Music B.V.
Recorded: Grand Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory January, 2012 (Concertos); Concertboerderij Valthermond, The Netherlands, May 2012 (Violin Sonata)

Composed in an extraordinarily tumultuous time, Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto is a work with a long and complicated genesis and reception history. In 1915, Prokofiev completed his studies at the St Petersburg Conservatory, where he had gained a reputation as a highly original talent who enjoyed nothing more than giving a jolt to the established musical order. The First Piano Concerto, which he himself had performed with none other than Serge Koussevizky, had already delivered him the prestigious Rubinstein Prize, and it was not long before the European music world was abuzz with his name. In Paris, he met the famed impresario of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev, as well as his protegé, one Igor Stravinsky. And although Prokofiev and Stravinsky would never truly become friends, his Sacre left an indelible impression on the young composer.

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Oscar Pettiford – Modern Quintet (1954/2013) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Oscar Pettiford – Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet (1954/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 15:57 minutes | 274 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Digital Booklet | Label: Bethlehem Records

Oscar Pettiford was one of the top bassist of the 1945-1960 period, and the successor to the late Jimmy Blanton. In addition, he was the first major jazz soloist on the cello. After starting piano, Pettiford switched to bass when he was 14 and played in a family band. He played with Charlie Barnet’s band in 1942 as one of two bassists and then hit the big time in 1943, participating on Coleman Hawkins’ famous “The Man I Love” session; he also recorded with Earl Hines and Ben Webster during this period. Pettiford co-led an early bop group with Dizzy Gillespie in 1944, and in 1945 went with Coleman Hawkins to the west coast, appearing on one song in the film The Crimson Canary with Hawkins and Howard McGhee.

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Oasis – Definitely Maybe {Remastered Deluxe} (1994/2014) [HighResAudio 24-44,1]

Oasis – Definitely Maybe {Remastered Deluxe} (1994/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 03:24:08 minutes | 2,41 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: highresaudio.com | © Big Brother Recordings
Recorded: December 13, 1993–April 2, 1994 at Clear Studios, Manchester and The Pink Museum, Liverpool, England

Definitely Maybe“ was originally released in August 1994 and was an immediate critical and commercial success. The fastest selling debut album ever (at the time), it went seven-times platinum in the UK (over 2 million copies), and sold 5 million worldwide. Containing the classic debut single Supersonic, released April 1994, and subsequent singles Shakermaker, Live Forever, and Cigarettes & Alcohol. The Deluxe Edition includes rare and previously unheard tracks. Definitely Maybe has now been remastered for the 2014 reissue by Ian Cooper at Metropolis studios.

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Monty Alexander – Cobilimbo (1978/2014) [HighResAudio 24-88,2]

Monty Alexander – Cobilimbo (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 45:28 minutes | 852 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS

Monty Alexander long ago combined together the influence of Oscar Peterson with the soul of Gene Harris and Nat “King” Cole to form his own appealing and personable style. Long a bit underrated (due to the shadow of Peterson), Alexander has recorded more than a score of excellent albums. Monty Alexander began piano lessons when he was six and he played professionally in Jamaican clubs while still a teenager; his band, Monty and the Cyclones, was quite popular locally during 1958-1960. He first played in the U.S. when he appeared in Las Vegas with Art Mooney’s Orchestra. Soon he was accompanying a variety of top singers, formed a friendship with vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and began gigging with bassist Ray Brown. With the recording of a pair of Pacific Jazz albums in 1965, an RCA date in 1967, and a Verve session in 1969, Alexander began to gain a strong reputation. His series of exciting albums for MPS during 1971-1977 found him in prime form, and his recordings in the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s found him building on his original style. Alexander, who often pays tribute to his Jamaican heritage, performs regularly with his own trio and swings hard in his own voice. ~~Artist Biography by Scott Yanow

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Mark Knopfler – Privateering (2012) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Mark Knopfler – Privateering (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:29:51 minutes | 1,82 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Front cover | © Verve Records

2012 two CD release from the British guitarist, songwriter, producer and former Dire Straits leader. Privateering is Knopfler’s first double album, each song an original. They cover a wide range of locations and characters from both sides of the Atlantic and move through a number of genres which include several new Blues originals. The album is a soulful and heartfelt collection masterfully performed by a group of world class players.
In addition to what has become Knopfler’s long-time band, hand-picked guest aces include Kim Wilson (harp) of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tim O’Brien (mandolin), singer Ruth Moody of The Wailin’ Jennys, Paul Franklin (pedal steel) and Scotland’s Phil Cunningham (accordion). Twenty new titles were recorded at the artist’s British Grove Studios in London with the following players: Richard Bennett (guitar), Jim Cox (piano) Guy Fletcher (keyboards), John McCusker (fiddle), Mike McGoldrick (whistle and flute), Glenn Worf (bass) and Ian Thomas (drums). Knopfler was assisted by co-producers Guy Fletcher and Chuck Ainlay.

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Light of Gold – A Cappella SF Christmas, Ragnar Bohlin (2015) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Light of Gold – A Cappella SF Christmas, Ragnar Bohlin (2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:03 minutes | 948 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Label: Delos Productions
Recorded: August 29 – September 1, 2014, St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco

Internationally renowned (and GRAMMY-award winning) conductor Ragnar Bohlin founded Cappella SF, a professional chamber choir, in 2014. Since then, this select Bay Area-based ensemble has presented four concerts to tremendous critical acclaim and recorded music for two CDs – including this, their first commercial release. With Cappella SF, maestro Bohlin strives to showcase the choral riches of all musical periods at the highest artistic level. And concertgoers lucky enough to have heard them in concert will confirm that this superb new choir is doing just that.

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