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Tarquinio Merula - Arpa Davidica (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Tarquinio Merula - Arpa Davidica (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:24 minutes | 1.02 GB
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Italian vocal and chamber ensemble Nova Ars Cantandi is led by founder Giovanni Acciai on the world premiere recording of Arpa Davidica by Baroque composer Tarquinio Merula. This album, released in 2015, commemorates the 350th anniversary of Merula's death.
Claus Ogerman And His Orchestra - Soul Searchin' (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Claus Ogerman And His Orchestra - Soul Searchin' (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 29:00 minutes | 628 MB
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Of Claus Ogerman's four mod albums for Victor, Soul Searchin' is a favorite for many because the theme, and certainly the tunes, are hip. As Ogerman's liner notes explain, he ranks soul third in significance after pop and jazz. In any case, Ogerman does a competent job covering all these songs; the title track (an Ogerman original) can be called funky, even. A large factor is Dick Hyman's Lowrey organ; his facility with both jazz and soul is in full evidence here. "The End of the Line" was a hit for Vinnie Bell, but the greater significance is that it was written by Pat Williams and Phil Ramone. The Ogerman albums on Victor share a great deal with the mod albums on Verve by Williams, Kai Winding, and others. Veering away from pop and toward soul-jazz, Soul Searchin' has a peppy jazz-boogaloo beat that feels neither constrained nor ponderous. The surprise is that it works.
Claus Ogerman And His Orchestra - Watusi Trumpets (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Claus Ogerman And His Orchestra - Watusi Trumpets (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 28:17 minutes | 667 MB
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Eugen Cicero - Romantic Swing: Eugen Cicero plays Franz Liszt (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Eugen Cicero - Romantic Swing: Eugen Cicero plays Franz Liszt (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 35:31 minutes | 704 MB
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A true evaluation of Cicero's creativity requires not only an appreciation of his tremendous technique but also an ability to listen with the heart. Cicero loved music and he loved his audience. He never played for himself, but for his audiences, which he always succeeded in captivating. His careful selection of originals, prior to each performance, was a pure delight not only for the friends of classical music but also for jazz lovers. On this 1967 release Cicero interprets Liszt arranged for jazz ensemble.
Eugen Cicero - Swinging Tschaikowsky (1966/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Eugen Cicero - Swinging Tschaikowsky (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:32 minutes | 710 MB
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Romanian jazz pianist Eugen Cicero established a unique style throughout his career walking the line between classical and jazz. He recorded several theme albums like this one, each drawing on material from a specific classical composer; on this 1966 session Cicero interprets Tchaikovsky, including an excerpt from The Nutcracker Suite.
Eugen Cicero - Rokoko Jazz (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Eugen Cicero - Rokoko Jazz (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 32:29 minutes | 608 MB
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This 1965 production was at the time a sensation. It was one of the first records of SABA (later MPS) and they presented - unlike the Play Bach records of Jacques Loussier - jazz improvisations moderate and not just themes and variations thereof. This record hit the public taste so well that it sold over a million copies worldwide.
Eliane Elias - Dance Of Time (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eliane Elias - Dance Of Time (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:40 minutes | 1,04 GB
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Two years after seducing fans with her GRAMMY-winning Made in Brazil (Best Latin Jazz Album), Eliane was back in the studios in New York and her native Brazil to work on Dance of Time. Eliane’s style of samba owes a great deal to choro, a slower, jazz and tango influenced style of samba that emerged in the 1930s. It extended range of instruments and beyond the traditional percussion, guitar, and cavaquinho (a miniature guitar with a sound like a picked banjo) to take in the piano, flugelhorn, and trumpet.
Mstislav Rostropovich - Landowski: Un Enfant appelle, La Prison (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mstislav Rostropovich - Landowski: Un Enfant appelle, La Prison (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:36 minutes | 906 MB
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In March 2017, Warner Classics marks the 10th anniversary of Mstislav Rostropovich’s death and 90 years since his birth with the deluxe collectors’ box set Cellist of the Century, comprising of selected remastered recordings.
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam - Sibelius: Scaramouche (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam - Sibelius: Scaramouche (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:48 minutes | 1.08 GB
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In the autumn of 1912 Jean Sibelius was commissioned to compose music for Poul Knudsens surreal pantomime, Scaramouche, an experience that Sibelius soon regretted taking due to reservations about the production. Rarely performed today, Scaramouche is a curiosity within the Sibelius discography. With the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lief Segerstam featuring soloists Bendik Goldstein (viola) and Roi Ruottinen (cello).
Olivier Cave - Haydn & Scarlatti: Chiaro E Scuro (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Olivier Cave - Haydn & Scarlatti: Chiaro E Scuro (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:36 minutes | 1.17 GB
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An original programme with which the Swiss pianist Olivier Cavé succeeds in summarizing two universes that might, however, a priori appear remote: Domenico Scarlatti vs. Joseph Haydn. In the same album, Olivier Cavé confronts two complementary visions of the keyboard. ‘With this project, I wanted to connect these two composers,’ he tells us, ‘for, when playing Haydn, I always had the feeling that he was familiar with Scarlatti’s music.’ For these two composers, the keyboard is the alphabet of a distinctive language; in a style both playful and mischievous, they composed with a bantering humour, unlimited amusement, unfailing virtuosity and a perfect sense of description.