Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Brahms: Mass & Motets (2014) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Brahms: Mass & Motets (2014) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Swedish Radio Choir, Peter Dijkstra - Brahms: Mass & Motets (2014)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 58:15 minutes | 1,31 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 58:15 minutes | 1,05 GB
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With its 32 professional singers, the Swedish Radio Choir forms an instrument with a range from the most delicate a cappella tones to oratorios of enormous power and versatility. Every individual is allowed his or her place in the group, resulting in an exclusive expressiveness – the Swedish Radio Choir’s unique sound. The Swedish Radio Choir, which is one of the world’s most respected a cappella ensembles, was founded in 1925, but it was not until 25 years later (1952), under the leadership of their new principal conductor Eric Ericson, that the choir began to develop into the flexible instrument that it has now become. And every principal conductor after him has also contributed to the character of the choir, adding new colour and accomplishments. The present principal conductor, since the autumn of 2007, is Peter Dijkstra.

Elizabeth Watts, NedPhO, Marc Albrecht - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Elizabeth Watts, NedPhO, Marc Albrecht - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Elizabeth Watts, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Marc Albrecht - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 57:53 minutes | 1,31 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 57:53 minutes | 989 MB
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Gustav Mahlers Symphony No.4 portrays another side of the composer, one hitherto unseen by the general public. No major battles are fought in this symphony; rather it is a childlike vision of life and a better world in the Hereafter. On this new Pentatone release, Marc Albrecht, its chief conductor, leads the Netherlands Philharmonic in performance of this work. The soprano Elizabeth Watts, whose voice was described by Intl Record Review as one of the most beautiful Britain has produced in a generation, is the touching last movements featured soloist.

Die Toten Hosen - Laune der Natur (with Learning English Lesson 2) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

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Die Toten Hosen - Laune der Natur (with Learning English Lesson 2) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Die Toten Hosen - Laune der Natur / with Learning English Lesson 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 114:47 minutes | 1,41 GB
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"Laune der Natur" (The Mood of Nature) is the sixteenth studio album of the German band Die Toten Hosen. It was produced by Vincent Sorg and released as a single album as well as a Special edition - double album together with the album "Learning English Lesson Two". The supplemental album "Learning English Lesson Two" contains only English cover versions and is not available separately.

Karen Cargill & Simon Lepper - Alma & Gustav Mahler: Lieder (2014) [Official Digital Download24-bit/96 kHz]

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Karen Cargill & Simon Lepper - Alma & Gustav Mahler: Lieder (2014) [Official Digital Download24-bit/96 kHz]

Karen Cargill & Simon Lepper - Alma & Gustav Mahler: Lieder (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:33 minutes | 964 MB
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Seldom paired, the well-known Gustav Mahler lieder follow five of wife Alma's lesser-known, but equally engaging, songs. These personal and highly romantic songs are perfectly complemented by Cargill's poetic sensitivity; her warm and vibrant voice, with the emotional insight borne of opera, is breathtakingly beautiful. Frequently singled out for her phenomenal vocals Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill brings her exemplary range of vocal colours and rich emotional expression to bear in her debut solo recital. Simon Lepper accompanies with sensitivity and flair; an award-winning pianist specialising in vocal accompanying, Lepper is a regular recital partner of Cargill's.

Friedrich Gulda - Donau So Blue (1970/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Friedrich Gulda - Donau So Blue (1970/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Friedrich Gulda, Albert Golowin - Donau So Blue (1970/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 39:07 minutes | 735 MB
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The title piece, "Donau So Blue", is a blues on which Austrian pianist-composer Friedrich Gulda is accompanied by two seasoned jazz musicians: Hans Rettenbacher on bass and Manfred Josel on drums. Gulda felt himself to be an outsider in the jazz world. He was a renowned Mozart and Beethoven interpreter, but did not want to be tied down to the world of classical music. And who was the singer Albert Golowin? Gulda describes him as "a dropout, a certain type of Viennese, a highly talented dilettante, a bungled baritone with an aversion to the concert hall". Actually, Golowin was a pseudonym that Gulda used for singing performances. The pianist was celebrated as brilliant and criticized as infant terrible. Often, Gulda would not stick to the announced program; once he performed playing the recorder naked.

Anna Netrebko, Staatskapelle Berlin - Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; Ein Heldenleben (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Anna Netrebko, Staatskapelle Berlin - Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; Ein Heldenleben (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Anna Netrebko, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim -
Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; Ein Heldenleben (2014)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:22 minutes | 1,28 GB
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Saving the best for last in the Richard Strauss anniversary 2014. The world s most luxurious soprano, Anna Netrebko, sings Richard Strauss sumptuous Four Last Songs, accompanied by the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim. An irresistible, all-star combination. The live recording will take place in Berlin, this month. It is a charity concert.

Falco - Exquisite (2016) [Official Digital Download]

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Falco - Exquisite (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Falco - Exquisite (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 43:56 minutes | 549 MB
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Posthumous compilation of remixes and extended versions of Falco's famous hits released in 2016.

Neele and The Sound Voyage - Visions (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Neele and The Sound Voyage - Visions (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Neele & The Sound Voyage - Visions (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 59:08 minutes | 688 MB
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A young singer and composer who with her soft and expressive voice takes the listener into worlds full of rhythm, poetry and momentum… Surrounded by the bass, drums, piano and trombone of her extraordinary and top-class quintet (in addition to the saxophone and bass clarinet in the septet), the musical personality of the bandleader Neele Pfleiderer develops clearly and convincingly. With her compositions and arrangements the young vocalist creates a wide, sonorous and harmonious universe. The trained jazz singer goes her own way and combines spherical elements with musical diversity.

Renee Fleming - Guilty Pleasures (2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Renee Fleming - Guilty Pleasures (2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Renée Fleming - Guilty Pleasures (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:38 minutes | 1,02 GB
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"Guilty Pleasures" is the long-awaited follow-up to Renees Grammy winner The Beautiful Voice. This album allows Renee to indulge in musical cherry-picking, singing songs and arias in eight different languages. The sheer, unabashed beauty of these pieces provides their thematic connection. Ranging from familiar favorites like the Flower Duet from Lakme (sung with Renees friend Susan Graham) to rapturous, rarely-heard melodies of Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Rachmaninov, Guilty Pleasures is a collection of treats Renee has long wanted to enjoy: an album of pure gratification. A special treat is an aria from John Coriglianos The Ghosts of Versailles, a twentieth-century American opera that allows Renee the chance to sing in her native language.

Virpi Raisanen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Virpi Raisanen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Virpi Räisänen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 53:24 minutes | 2,31 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:24 minutes | 950 MB
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Virpi Räisänen, one of the most sought after Finnish female singing talents at the moment, has garnered an impressive list of honours and achievements both as a mezzo soprano and earlier as a concert violinist. Next to her successful violin career singing was always her other passion, earning her singing diploma with the highest distinction. Her warm mezzo voice and her strong musicality is leading her from one success to another. "The Legacy of Mahler" is a collection of late Romanticism Lieder by Mahler as well as Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, Dmitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten, who were all strongly inspired by Mahler. Räisänen's duo partner at the piano is the highly-acclaimed Marita Viitasalo.

Anna Depenbusch - Das Alphabet der Anna Depenbusch in Schwarz-WeiB (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Anna Depenbusch - Das Alphabet der Anna Depenbusch in Schwarz-WeiB (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Anna Depenbusch - Das Alphabet der Anna Depenbusch in Schwarz-Weiß. Solo am Klavier (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 46:45 minutes | 483 MB
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Anna Depenbusch is a German singer and musician. Prior to her solo career, she was a background singer for a group called Orange Blue. In 2005, she released her first album that united elements of Pop, Jazz and Chanson. Fans of German pop-chansons should have been familiar with the Hamburg singer-songwriter Anna Depenbusch for some time. With her soulful and lyrically extremely high-quality songs, the 40-year-old has long since made a name and earned a large following. On her newest album she presents the songs of her previous release "The Alphabet of Anna Depenbusch" again in a reduced and puristic form, as a solo on the piano.

Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Robert Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Robert Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Schumann: Symphonien 1-4 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 124:46 minutes | 2,24 GB
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For Simon Rattle, Robert Schumann is "the echt Romantic". And in fact, the exuberance of the period, its passion and its melancholy can be heard with unique intensity in Schumann's music to this day. For the Berliner Philharmoniker, Schumann's symphonies have always been part of their core repertoire. The 1953 Wilhelm Furtwängler recording in particular has attained cult status. And so it only stands to reason that the Berliner Philharmoniker should launch their Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings label with a cycle of the four Schumann symphonies.

Nena - Oldschool {Deluxe Edition} (2015) [Official Digital Download]

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Nena - Oldschool {Deluxe Edition} (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Nena - Oldschool (2015) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 57:21 minutes | 714 MB
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"Oldschool" is the seventeenth studio album by German recording artist Nena. Having received some negative publicity at the time of the release of her previous album "Du bist gut" for refusing in interviews to talk about the 1980s, Nena chose to celebrate the past with her next studio album. The album was produced by the Hamburg hip-hop artist and rapper Samy Deluxe and features a duet with Nena’s eldest surviving son, Sakias.

Big Band Gustav Brom - Swinging The Jazz (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Big Band Gustav Brom - Swinging The Jazz (1967/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Big Band Gustav Brom - Swinging The Jazz (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:51 minutes | 773 MB
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Czechian Gustav Brom led one of the foremost European big bands of the 1960’s. This amazing Czechoslovakian band was rated among the top ten big bands in the world, playing festivals and concerts throughout Europe, India, and Cuba. Most of the pieces are by the band members, just one more reason why this was such a tight-knit group. Lypso swings with strong tenor and trumpet solos. On Dedicated to Eric a medium-tempo melody alternates with somber sustained chords and impressive baritone and trumpet solos.

Vanessa Mai - Fur Immer (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Vanessa Mai - Fur Immer (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Vanessa Mai - Für immer (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 58:20 minutes | 790 MB
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Vanessa Ferber, known professionally as Vanessa Mai, is a German singer. She was first known as a member of schlager band Wolkenfrei and later began working as a solo artist following the band's split. "Für immer" is her sixth studio album.