Sandra Nkake Nothing For Granted (2012) [24 44]

Sandra Nkake - Nothing For Granted (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Sandra Nkake - Nothing For Granted (2012)
FLAC tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | Digital Booklet | 516MB + 5% Recovery
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The energy is rock, the feeling pop, the spirit jazz and the groove implacable – this is the magic formula of authentic soul jazz singer Sandra Nkaké. With magnificent support from a rhythm section recalling the heydays of Stax, plus two poetic reedmen, this album, with compositions and lyrics by Sandra and her close partner, flautist-producer Jî Drû, packs a powerful punch. Old instruments, appealing arrangements, a retro-futurist atmosphere studded with echoes of sixties songs and soundtracks of cult films, a spacey production – everything here conspires to make Nothing For Granted an explosive manifesto where Sandra Nkaké’s rough-hewn voice rings out like a cry of freedom. Sandra Nkaké is a singer-songwriter-composer who has grown up between Yaoundé (Cameroun) and Paris.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien - Mozart: March in D Major K. 335, Serenade in D Major K. 320 (2015) [24/44]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien - Mozart: March in D Major K. 335, Serenade in D Major K. 320 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 71:18 minutes | 689 MB
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Recorded at the Golden Hall in the Musikverein Vienna in 2012, this is two of the most important works of Mozart’s ‘middle’ period that Harnoncourt has never recorded with a period-instrument orchestra before. Harnoncourt is well known for his unique interpretation of Mozart and this is reflected by the highly flexible playing and phrasing from the orchestra. This album marks the 60th anniversary of the collaboration between Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien.
Valery Afanassiev - Schubert: Moments Musicaux (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Valery Afanassiev - Schubert: Moments Musicaux (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 70:39 minutes | 542 MB
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Pianist Valery Afanassiev – renowned for his strikingly individual and deeply introspective interpretations of the music of Franz Schubert – has paired two often extrovert works by the composer: the set of six Moments Musicaux and the Sonata D. 850. Recorded in September 2010 at the Auditorio Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano, this is ECM’s second Schubert recording by the Moscow-born pianist, having previously released a live recording of Afanassiev performing Schubert’s final Sonata D. 960 at the 1986 Lockenhaus Festival that has become a connoisseur’s favourite.
Herbert Schuch, Eivind Aadland - Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works Vol.IV (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Herbert Schuch, Eivind Aadland - Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works Vol.IV (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 62:36 minutes | 517 MB
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The fourth volume of Audite s complete recording of Edvard Grieg s orchestral works with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and Eivind Aadland combines the most popular work by the Norwegian national composer with his least known. The Piano Concerto in A minor, performed here by Herbert Schuch, represented the 25-year-old Grieg s breakthrough to international fame and is one of a handful of great piano concertos on which every pianist is judged.
Angela Hewitt - Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Angela Hewitt - Liszt: Piano Sonata & other works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:31 minutes | 579 MB
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Angela Hewitt’s notes for this important new album describe a teenager’s moment of revelation when she first came to appreciate the epic masterpiece that is the Liszt Piano Sonata. Here we have a heart-felt recording where this palpable sense of wonder is manifest alongside Hewitt’s enthralling technical facility at the keyboard.
Alexander Melnikov - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Alexander Melnikov - Shostakovich: Piano Concertos (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:04 minutes | 628 MB
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Shostakovich’s music is often 'two-faced', sometimes sublimated in ecstasy and joie de vivre, sometimes plunged into emptiness and suffused with a death wish. Accompanied by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Teodor Currentzis, Alexander Melnikov captures this feeling admirably in the Concertos Opp.35 and 102, and perhaps still more poignantly – “with disarming sincerity and fearless directness”, to quote his booklet note – alongside Isabelle Faust in the Sonata Op.134.
Tanja Becker-Bender, Konzerthausorchester Berlin - Reger: Violin Concerto (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Tanja Becker-Bender, Lothar Zagrosek, Konzerthausorchester Berlin - Reger: Violin Concerto (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:34 minutes | 760 MB
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Reger is one of those composers more talked about than listened to—caricatured as a prolific writer of organ music with a penchant for dense musical textures. But he certainly wasn’t averse to a good tune: the two Romances abound in lush lyricism, while the magnificent A major Violin Concerto shows him continuing in the tradition of the violin concertos of Beethoven and Brahms. An unashamedly symphonic work, it’s nearly an hour long—around the same length as the nearly-contemporary Elgar Violin Concerto. No less a figure than Adolf Busch championed it—first performing it when he was just sixteen.
Osmo Vänskä - Aho: The Chamber Music for Clarinet (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Osmo Vänskä - Aho: The Chamber Music for Clarinet (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 75:07 minutes | 678 MB
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Renowned for his rich production in the field of orchestral music, Kalevi Aho is also a prolific composer for chamber forces. Here three works spanning two decades have been combined, with the Sonata for two accordions originating in 1984 as a Sonata for solo accordion described by the composer in his own liner notes as ‘comparable in aspiration with Liszt’s most virtuosic piano works’.
John-Edward Kelly, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Aho: Chamber Symphonies Nos 1-3 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

John-Edward Kelly, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Aho: Chamber Symphonies Nos 1-3 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 56:38 minutes | 506 MB
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The Tapiola Sinfonietta here performs Kalevi Ahos three chamber symphonies: three works that stretch the expressive capabilities of a string orchestra, and are thus highly demanding for the players. The solo alto saxophone part in Chamber Symphony No.3 was written for the soloist John-Edward Kelly who appears here. Aho describes the piece as a hybrid of chamber symphony and saxophone concerto. The Tapiola Sinfonietta has earned high praise from reviewers around the world for its recordings ranging from Arvo Pärt to Saint-Saëns and von Weber. The conductors Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Stefan Asbury are both close collaborators with the orchestra.
Hank Crawford - More Soul & The Soul Clinic 1960/1961 (2012) 24-Bit Digitally Remastered

Hank Crawford - More Soul & The Soul Clinic 1960/1961 (2012) 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 422 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 167 MB | Artwork(PNG) | 51 MB | 73:06
Genre: Soul Jazz / Swing / Jazz-Funk | Country: USA | Label: Fresh Sound Records| FSR-CD 685

This inspired and talented group under the leadership of altoist/arranger Hank Crawford, is the Ray Charles band, minus Ray. But it is also a striking unit in its own right. The big-little-band sound on these two exciting albums, "More Soul" and "The Soul Clinic," is compellingly arranged and orchestrated, equally arresting on incendiary, swinging up-tempo performances as it is on blues-drenched ballads. And it provides a frame for notably lyrical and melodic soloists.