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Mari Kodama & Momo Kodama - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites for Piano Duo (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Mari Kodama & Momo Kodama - Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites for Piano Duo (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 63:17 minutes | 496 MB
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Together for the first time in the recording studio, the sisters Mari and Momo Kodama are on scintillating form in these lively arrangements of music from Tchaikovsky’s ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker. In another first, the release contains the first ever recording of Arensky’s transcription of the timeless Nutcracker together with notable arrangements by Debussy and Rachmaninov.
Christoph Eschenbach & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Sommernachtskonzert 2017 (Summer Night Concert 2017) (2017) [24/96]

Christoph Eschenbach & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Sommernachtskonzert 2017 (Summer Night Concert 2017) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:11 minutes | 1.56 GB
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You probably didn’t think you’d ever hear the venerable Vienna Philharmonic play music from the Harry Potter films. However, they make a fine job of “Hedwig’s Theme” as part of a let-your-hair-down summer program under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach and themed around figures from the world of fairy-tale and fantasy. Renée Fleming, in voluptuous voice, is luxury casting for a sequence of songs and arias—with one of her party pieces, Rusalka’s “Song to the Moon”, making a welcome appearance.
Nat King Cole - The Extraordinary {Deluxe Edition} (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192] REPOST

Nat King Cole - The Extraordinary (2014) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 100:37 minutes | 4,29 GB
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Nat King Cole was a pretty fair jazz piano player, but it was his rich, warm, and smoothly elegant vocal style that made him into an icon. The standard single-disc edition contains 22 classic Cole performances, while this two-CD Deluxe edition adds 14 rare and/or previously unreleased tracks, including four never-before-heard vintage songs and previously unissued alternate takes of the Cole standards "Straighten Up And Fly Right", "Unforgettable", Mona Lisa", "The Christmas Song", and "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" taken from the Nat King Cole Story sessions. Also featured are "Ain't She Sweet" and "What to Do", recorded in 1954, both of which find Cole trading vocals with his daughters Carole and Natalie, whose cross-generational 1991 duet version of "Unforgettable" helped to introduce her father to a new generation of listeners.
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 15 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 15 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:49 minutes | 1.15 GB
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The second release on the Mariinsky label features Shostakovich's first and final symphonies. Valery Gergiev made award-winning recordings of Symphonies 4-9 for Philips, however he will release a complete cycle on the Mariinsky label, starting with the symphonies he has not previously recorded.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 84:22 minutes | 1.39 GB
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This is the concluding recording in Neeme Järvi's series with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra devoted to Tchaikovsky's three great ballets. This complete, uncut version of The Nutcracker follows The Sleeping Beauty (CHSA5113(2)) and Swan Lake (CHSA5124(2)), both of which have been much awarded.
Neeme Jarvi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Raff: Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Neeme Jarvi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande - Raff: Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 80:48 minutes | 944 MB
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This is the second volume in a series from Neeme Järvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande dedicated to the orchestral music of the Swiss-born composer Joachim Raff. Although he was a highly popular and prolific composer during his day, his works quickly fell out of the repertoire after his death and are largely forgotten today. The idiomatic performances by Neeme Järvi and his Swiss orchestra in Volume 1, described as ‘peerless’ by BBC Music (*****), suggest that they are the perfect performers to reinvigorate interest in Raff’s music.
All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 46:11 minutes | 1,05 GB
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All Them Witches are a neo-psychedelic, dark blues quartet from Nashville. They unapologetically use the music of earlier eras to forge a loose, spacy, hard rock sound of their own. While it is easy to pick out influences – including Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Mountain, Gris-Gris and Sun, Moon & Herbs-era Dr. John, and the electric Delta swamp blues of Junior Kimbrough – it is much more difficult to pin them down due to a unique meld of crafted songwriting and spacious grooves. This, the fourth full-length release for the psychedelic rock band led by Charles Michael Parks Jr., was produced by Dave Cobb.
V.A. - Jazz Loves Disney (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

V.A. - Jazz Loves Disney (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Artwork | 995MB + 5% Recovery
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Jazz Loves Disney was recorded between Paris, London and Los Angeles by a dream cast. It is incredibly coherent, as if all participants had agreed to pay a rightful tribute to the most beautiful and symbolic tunes of Walt Disneys magic world, as if nothing was too good for the stars when they revisited the classics and the sweet childhood memories connected to them. This is the ultimate proof of the impact Disney has had on generations of jazz musicians, including the ones taking part in Jazz Loves Disney.
Joe Walsh - So What (1974) [Audio Fidelity 2015] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Joe Walsh - So What (1974) [Audio Fidelity 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:33 minutes | Scans included | 1,12 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 728 MB
Mastered for SACD by Kevin Gray | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-214
Jose James - While You Were Sleeping (2014) [Official Digital Download] RE-UP

José James - While You Were Sleeping (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 50:45 minutes | 599 MB
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Singer-songwriter José James has always been on the quest for new musical horizons; constantly evolving and blurring the lines between genres in the process. Now on the heels of his critically acclaimed Blue Note Records debut No Beginning No End, José returns with his dynamic and daring fifth album While You Were Sleeping. While keeping his trademark soulful baritone at the forefront, Jose adeptly weaves elements of indie rock, folk, funk, blues, hip hop and R&B into an experience journeying from desire to introspection and spiritual epiphany.