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Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:15 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the first year the composer spent in Leipzig. In relation to the repertoire composed in Weimar, the instrumentarium is enlarged to adapt to the size of the churches of Saint Thomas and Saint Nicholas. But, above all, the instrumental virtuosity is much greater, as are the vocal demands confronting the choirs and solo singers, trained at the time by Bach himself.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Schubert Edition (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Schubert Edition (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 512:24 minutes | 4.92 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Nikolaus Harnoncourt once said, “Schubert is the composer who is closest to my heart” – and in this edition, Harnoncourt and the Berliner Philharmoniker present a brilliant and multifaceted portrait of the composer. It of course includes Schubert’s symphonies – from the too little-known early works to the “Unfinished” and the “Great” C major Symphony. With Schubert’s final two masses, central works of Romantic sacred music are also represented, plus there is a first-class discovery with the opera Alfonso und Estrella.
Heinz Holliger, Erich Hobarth, Camerata Bern - JS Bach: Ich hatte viel Bekummernis (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Heinz Holliger, Erich Höbarth, Camerata Bern - JS Bach: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis -
- Konzerte und Sinfonien für Oboe (2011)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 59:03 minutes | 635 MB
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A recording to delight all admirers of Bach and the baroque oboe and a wonderful account of Heinz Holliger’s interpretive genius as a player: for many, he is the world’s greatest oboist. Factor in the long-established relationship between the Camerata Bern and Holliger which permits a real group understanding, Erich Hobarth’s exemplary violin, and superb ECM sound and we have here a special event. Holliger has recorded prolifically for the New Series, but this is his first disc for the label since the 1997 “Zelenka” album to address core classical repertoire, and these very popular pieces will find a broad public response.
Popol Vuh - Sei Still, Wisse ICH BIN (1981) Innovative Communication/KS 80.007 - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Popol Vuh - Sei Still, Wisse ICH BIN
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: Innovative Communication/KS 80.007 | Genre: Krautrock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Thankfully, a large part of Popol Vuh's discography has come back into print the last few years- I bought this on iTunes, and I'm glad I did. By the 1980s, the spiritual side of Florian Fricke's vision had come to the forefront.

Karlheinz Freynik – Ich bin ein Deutscher! (1966) (24/44 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by boogie-de at Jan. 9, 2014
Karlheinz Freynik – Ich bin ein Deutscher! (1966) (24/44 Vinyl Rip)

Karlheinz Freynik – Ich bin ein Deutscher! Kalle singt Folk, Protest + Dylan (1966)
XLD Flac 24Bit/44.1kHz = 423 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 84 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
Vinyl LP | Star Club Records 158 025 STY | Folk | Germany
Never released on CD

The record is quite scratchy, this time I did use overall cleaning for clicks and noise. Until a better copy shows up this one will have to do. Freynik also played with the City Preachers and later became a sucessful TV and film writer and producer. Today he is still active, living in Berlin.

Konstantin Wecker – Ich lebe immer am Strand (1974) (24/96 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by boogie-de at Nov. 18, 2013
Konstantin Wecker – Ich lebe immer am Strand (1974) (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Konstantin Wecker – Ich lebe immer am Strand (1974)
XLD Flac 24Bit/96kHz = 886 MB | Mp3 VBR0 16Bit/48kHz = 96 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
Vinyl LP | Polydor 2371 522 | Singer/Songwriter | Germany

His second recording, the only re-release came as part of a Bear Family Records box set, available for 173 €.

Die Elefanten – Immer alle immer ich (1987) (24/44 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by boogie-de at July 11, 2014
Die Elefanten – Immer alle immer ich (1987) (24/44 Vinyl Rip)

Die Elefanten – Immer alle immer ich (1987)
Max Flac 24Bit/44.1kHz = 532 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 67 MB | Scans 140 dpi jpg | rar · zip
Vinyl LP | Nektar 68.026 | Fusion | Berlin · Germany

No review around, an experimental Fusion band should be reason enough to check it out!
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Sir Mark Elder - Wagner: Lohengrin, WWV 75 (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Sir Mark Elder - Wagner: Lohengrin, WWV 75 (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 162:30 minutes | 3.49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

There was no instant click between Richard Wagner and his future opera hero Lohengrin. Having come across the Lohengrin poem amongst the medieval source material for his opera Tannhäuser, he then laid it aside, considering it to be too mystical. But the figure of Lohengrin would not let him go, and he gradually came to see in the mysterious Grail Knight the very essence of a ‘deeply human longing for unconditional love’. Finally, at the spa town of Marienbad during the summer holiday of 1845, inspiration struck: ‘Lohengrin… stood suddenly revealed before me in full armour at the centre of a comprehensive dramatic adaptation of the whole material.’ In no time at all, he had put down on paper a prose sketch of a libretto. …
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:10 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The four cantatas selected by Philippe Herreweghe for this recording date from the first year of Bach s activity in Leipzig. Written at a tight pace between late July and early September 1723, they underscore the composer s obvious effort to establish original musical proposals. He continually showed musicians and listeners that he was not serving them routine cantor s music, but was writing sacred music as a true Kapellmeister. In this first volume of Bach cantatas for the PHI label, the Collegium Vocale Gent interprets some of the cantatas for the first time.
Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2013) [Stereo & MCH] PS3 ISO

Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky Orchestra - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2013)
PS3 Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 147:42 minutes | Digital Booklet | 8,73 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound