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Frederieke Saeijs – Ysaye: Six Sonatas For Solo Violin, Op. 27 (2015) [LINN 24-192]

Frederieke Saeijs – Ysaye: Six Sonatas For Solo Violin, Op. 27 (2015) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:17:52 minutes | 2,51 GB | Genre: Classical
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With inspiration drawn from the great violin masters, Ysaÿe’s Op. 27 has in turn inspired many violinists to transcend technical boundaries and claim their own position among the greats. In a career-defining recording Saeijs delivers a wholly immersive performance full of colour and flair.

Overflowing with poetry and imagination Ysaÿe’s sonatas balance thrilling pyrotechnics with lyrical expression, emotional challenges with ferocious technique. Utilizing a broad palette of tones and dynamics Saeijs’ powerful emotional narrative captures the distinct characterisation of each dedicatee: Joseph Szigeti, Jacques Thibaud, Georges Enesco, Fritz Kreisler, Mathieu Crickboom and Manuel Quiroga.

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Trevor Pinnock – Journey (2016) [LINN 24-96]

Trevor Pinnock – Journey: Two Hundred Years of Harpsichord Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:08:50 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: LINN | Artwork: Digital Booklet | © LINN Records

This unique harpsichord recital by Trevor Pinnock charts two incredible musical journeys four hundred years apart. Inspired by the travels of Antonio Cabezón, the sixteenth century organist and composer, Pinnock’s programme weaves a path not only through Cabezón’s life but also through his own enviable career.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati – Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (2012) [LINN 24-192]

Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique – Scottish Chamber Orchestra (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 63:10 minutes | 2,33 GB | Genre: Classical
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The multi-award winning Scottish Chamber Orchestra marks its debut recording under the direction of Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati with the majestic symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.

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Peter Whelan, Pamela Thorby & Ensemble Marsyas – Fasch: Quartets and Concertos (2014) [LINN 24-192]

J.F. Fasch – Quartets and Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.88 GB | Genre: Classical
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Ensemble Marsyas’ recording of Johann Fasch’s finest chamber music demonstrates why the man and his music were so appreciated in his own lifetime. Founding member Peter Whelan and ‘the queen of the recorder’ (BBC Radio 3) Pamela Thorby are the soloists challenged with meeting the virtuoso demands of this engaging music. The four-movement Quartet in B-flat Major for recorder, oboe, violin and continuo is among one of Fasch’s most popular works; full of catchy tunes and contrapuntal ingenuity in equal measure, virtuosity is demanded from all concerned.

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Schumann & Mendelssohn – Piano Concertos – Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antonio Mendez (2016) [LINN 24-96]

Schumann & Mendelssohn – Piano Concertos – Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antonio Mendez (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 60:55 minutes | 1,23 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: December 2015, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

Ingrid performs repertoire that is very close to her heart: concertos by two nineteenth century heavyweights, Schumann and Mendelssohn.
Ingrid brings the lyrical romanticism of Schumann’s iconic Piano Concerto to life whilst perfectly navigating the shifting colours and technical demands of this brilliant showpiece. The sparkling passagework and charming melodies which characterise Mendelssohn’s innovative G minor concerto demonstrate Ingrid’s innate skill and pianistic instinct. Following Ingrid’s live performance of the Mendelssohn concerto one critic wrote: ‘In the beautiful second movement, time stood still.’

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Benjamin Britten – Serenade for tenor horn & strings – Aldeburgh Strings (2016) [LINN 24-96]

Benjamin Britten – Serenade for tenor horn & strings – Aldeburgh Strings (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:08:43 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: LINN | Digital Booklet | © LINN Records

This recording is the conclusion of projects celebrating Britten’s centenary in 2013, at which Aldeburgh Strings performed the closing concert in Britten’s musical home of Snape Maltings.

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Claire Martin – He Never Mentioned Love (2007) [LINN 24-96]

Claire Martin – He Never Mentioned Love
Studio Master | FLAC @ 24B/96kHz: 1,35 GB | Artwork | Genre: Jazz
Label/Cat#: Linn Records # AKD 295 | Country/Year: UK 2007

Claire Martin returns with this stylish tribute to the late and legendary American songstress Shirley Horn. “He never mentioned love” sees the UK’s finest jazz singer investigate songs memorably performed by her greatest influence.

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Mozart – Gran Partita – Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble, Trevor Pinnock (2016) [LINN 24-96]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Gran Partita – Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble, Trevor Pinnock (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:00:31 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: LINN  | Digital Booklet | © LINN Records
Recorded: April 2015, St George’s Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol, United Kingdom

For over four decades Pinnock’s name has been virtually synonymous with the early-music movement and, with a critically acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon discography of almost all the composer’s orchestral works, Mozart.

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Johann Sebastian Bach – Violin Concertos – Cecilia Bernardini, Dunedin Consort, John Butt (2016) [LINN 24-192]

Johann Sebastian Bach – Violin Concertos – Cecilia Bernardini, Dunedin Consort, John Butt (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 59:29 minutes | 2,21 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: LINN | Artwork: Digital Booklet | © LINN Records
Recorded: Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, UK, 17–20 November 2014

Opening the program is the colourful and joyful concerto for violin and oboe (Alfredo Bernardini, oboe) with its supremely lyrical central movement. Two of Bach’s solo violin concertos, each overflowing with inventive detail, and the Sinfonia with solo oboe that opens Cantata 21, follow.

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