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Louis Sclavis - Asian Fields Variations (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Louis Sclavis, Dominique Pifarély, Vincent Courtois - Asian Fields Variations (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 45:34 minutes | 805 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Asian Fields Variations marks the first time that clarinettist Louis Sclavis, violinist Dominique Pifarély and cellist Vincent Courtois, long-time colleagues, have recorded as a trio. Sclavis summoned the project into existence, but this is a democratic group of creative equals: "I proposed that we make a real collective, and each of us composes for the programme". All three are major figures in contemporary French creative music: this is a new group with a lot of history. Sclavis and Pifarély have played together in diverse contexts for 35 years, Sclavis and Courtois for 20 years, but they retain the capacity to surprise each other - and their listeners - as improvisers. Alertness and freshness are key qualities here. "We're always drawing also on a lot of different playing experiences. And those experiences are reflected in what we write, and what we play. We're continually bringing new things to the project, and we keep going deeper".
Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Beatrice Rana - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 77:28 minutes | 2.52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For her second Warner Classics release, young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana turns to a pinnacle of the solo keyboard repertoire and a composer she has described as “my first love”: Johann Sebastian Bach. Her interpretation of his epic Goldberg Variations bears out Le Monde’s judgement that “Beatrice Rana certainly has nothing left to prove when it comes to technique, but what makes an impression are her calm maturity and her sense of architecture,” and Gramophone’s that she is “a fully developed artist of a stature that belies her tender years.”
Les Brown & His Band Of Renown - Today (1976/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Les Brown & His Band Of Renown - Today (1976/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 29:32 minutes | 617 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Lester Raymond "Les" Brown, Sr. was an American clarinetist, saxophonist, big band leader and composer, best known for his nearly seven decades of work with the big band Les Brown and His Band of Renown. The Band of Renown began in the late 1930s, initially as the group Les Brown and His Blue Devils, led by Brown while he was a student at Duke University. He was the first president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The band now performs under the direction of his son, Les Brown, Jr.
Les Dominos, Florence Malgoire - Rameau: Concerts en sextuor (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Les Dominos, Florence Malgoire - Rameau: Concerts en sextuor (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 77:44 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ricercar could not help but participate in celebrating Rameau Year. It is Florence Malgoires ensemble LES DOMINOS that pays this tribute with a very rarely played repertoire. This is what Camille Saint-Saëns called Concerts en Sextuor in the edition of Rameaus works that he undertook at the end of the 19th century. To carry out this monumental project, he started from a manuscript executed, it would seem, by a certain Monsieur Decroix in 1768, i.e., four years after the composers death. These Concerts de Monsieur Rameau are, in fact, transcriptions in six parts of the Pièces de Clavecin en Concert that Rameau had conceived at the outset from his harpsichord pieces with accompaniment by violin or flute and bass viol. This adaptation by M. Decroix is quite enigmatic, and Les Dominos give us a colourful reading of it, combining with the strings two emblematic instruments of Rameaus orchestra: flutes and bassoon.

Dans Les Arbres - Canopee (2012) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Feb. 20, 2017
Dans Les Arbres - Canopee (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Dans Les Arbres - Canopée (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 49:24 minutes | 478 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On this second release, the unique improvising quartet Dans Les Arbres continues to fine tune its artistic concept, patiently traversing its luminous planes of sound with a rare sense of accord and shared responsibilities. The combination of its unorthodox sound sources, including Xavier Charles’s clarinet harmonics, Christian Wallumrød’s prepared piano, Ivar Grydeland’s bowed banjo and Ingar Zach’s differentiated gran cassa leads to free playing and spontaneous group composing in a class of its own, resulting in music that unfolds with poetic logic and unhurried pace.
Glenn Gould - Grieg: Piano Sonata, Op. 7; Bizet: Nocturne & Variations Chromatiques (1973/2015) [TR24][OF]

Glenn Gould - Grieg: Piano Sonata, Op. 7; Bizet: Nocturne & Variations Chromatiques
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 44:51 min | 419 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia, Sony Classical | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 1973/2015

Gould as an “incorrigible romantic.” Instead of Schumann, Chopin, or Liszt he selected two unimaginably obscure rarities, referring to Grieg as a personal ancestor (“the composer was a cousin of my maternal great-grandfather”) and to Bizet’s Variations chromatiques as “one of the very few masterpieces for solo piano to emerge from the third quarter of the nineteenth century.”
Trifonov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Nézet-Séguin - Rachmaninov Variations (2015) [TR24][OF]

Trifonov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Nézet-Séguin - Rachmaninov Variations (2015)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/96.0kHz ~ 1,26 Gb | Digital Booklet | 01:19:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | © 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

While Sergey Rachmaninov is justly celebrated for his piano concertos and symphonies, his sets of variations shouldn't be overlooked, for they are among his most inventive and satisfying works. Russian pianist Danil Trifonov plays the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, the Variations on a Theme of Chopin, and the Variations on a Theme of Corelli on this 2015 Deutsche Grammophon release, and he offers his own special tribute to the composer in his solo piano suite, Rachmaniana. For the Rhapsody, Trifonov is joined by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, an ensemble that counts historic performances with Rachmaninov as part of its heritage, and plays with its characteristic lush sound and passionate expression…
The Tierney Sutton Band - The Sting Variations (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Tierney Sutton Band - The Sting Variations (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1.37GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, BFM Jazz

One of the strengths of vocalist Tierney Sutton and her long time team of Christian Jacob/p, Kevin Axt-Trey Henry/b and Ray Brinker/dr is that they know how to select themes for their projects. Sutton and company have successfully created homages to Sinatra, Joni Mitchell and even the American Folk Book. This time around, she focuses on the pen of Gordon Matthew Thomas Summer, aka “Sting”, with material from The Police and solo career joining together through the puree of Sutton’s deliver.
Murray Perahia - Brahms: Handel Variations (2010) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Murray Perahia - Brahms: Handel Variations (2010)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Sony Classical

This release sees Murray Perahia returning to Brahms after a significant series of excellent Bach recordings for Sony Classical. His 1991 Sony recording of the Sonata No.3 has an assortment of Intermezzos and Rhapsodies as a filler, but this new disc sees Perahia taking the later opus numbers head-on, working up to them chronologically via the Handel Variations and Rhapsodies Op.79 which, as Katrin Eich says in her booklet notes, each represent an ‘end point’ at certain stages in Brahms’ compositional output.
Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Sonatas & Variations for Cello & Fortepiano (2015)

Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Sonatas & Variations for Cello & Fortepiano
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 139:46 min | 2.50 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Pentatone (PTC5186475) | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2015

Having shared ideas and projects for some time, there was no doubt for Pentatone to join forces with Oxingale Records. This is a union of two innovative and devoted recording companies with a long history of producing reputable records and collaborating with esteemed artists. We are pleased to have you join us in celebrating this milestone as it gives way to a tremendously intriguing and inquisitive series of co-productions for you, our customers and ourselves.