Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony – American Mavericks (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony – American Mavericks (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 73:24 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | @ San Francisco Symphony

The latest album from Michael Tilson Thomas and the GRAMMY Award-winning San Francisco Symphony features breathtaking live recordings from the SFS’ widely acclaimed American Mavericks festival. American Mavericks includes scintillating performances of four works by three influential twentieth century masters: Henry Cowell’s Synchrony and his Piano Concerto, Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra and Edgard Varese’s Ameriques and the orchestral siren that has influenced generations of composers. (more…)

Masaaki Suzuki plays Bach Organ Works (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Masaaki Suzuki plays Bach Organ Works (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 79:27 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: eClassical | Artwork: Covers & Digital booklet

The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach – as a reviewer in International Record Guide has put it: ‘With Suzuki you can hear Bach’s heart beat’. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble’s acclaimed recordings of Bach’s complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career – at the age of 12! – playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. Suzuki has remained true to the organ throughout his life, and for BIS he has previously recorded Bach’s German Organ Mass, as well as programmes of Buxtehude and Sweelinck. He here appears on a disc which combines some of Bach’s best-loved works for the instrument, including the D minor Toccata and Fugue, the Partitas on ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’, BWV 767, the Canonic Variations, BWV 769, and the celebrated Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548. The recording was made in Groningen’s Martinikerk, with Suzuki performing on the renowned organ, one of the most important and impressive in the Netherlands. (more…)

Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim – Brahms: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 (1968/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim – Brahms: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2 (1968/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:26 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | @ EMI Classics

Acclaimed instrumentalists, Jacqueline du Pre and Daniel Barenboim, perform earlier masterpieces by Brahms. These sonatas written for cello and piano invoke the romantic style, interpreted superbly by the pair. The performances are expressive, graceful and reveal the pieces’ sheer tonal beauty. A vital addition to any music lover’s library. (more…)

Jacqueline du Pré, English Chamber Orchestra – Haydn & Boccherini: Cello Concertos (1967/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jacqueline du Pré , English Chamber Orchestra – Haydn & Boccherini: Cello Concertos (1967/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:49 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | @ EMI Classics

This pivotal recording features classic performances of late eighteenth-century cello concertos, one by Haydn and Friedrich Grutzmacher’s 1895 arrangement of Boccherini’s work in B flat. The album demonstrates the enormous gifts of Jacqueline du Pre. Recorded in London in 1967, Jacqueline du Pre is accompanied by her husband Daniel Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra. (more…)

Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Silent Woods (1971/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Silent Woods (1971/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:06 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | @ EMI Classics

This remastered blockbuster features the extraordinary virtuoso Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as the performers explore two dynamic works by Dvorak: his Cello Concerto in B Minor, B.191, Op.104 and the Silent Woods. Jacqueline du Pre masterfully displays her outstanding technique with vivid vibrancy, while Barenboim commands the renowned orchestra.

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