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Ragazze Quartet - But Not My Soul: Price, Dvořák & Giddens (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Ragazze Quartet - But Not My Soul: Price, Dvořák & Giddens (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Ragazze Quartet - But Not My Soul: Price, Dvořák & Giddens (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 60:51 minutes | 2,06 GB
Classical | Label: Channel Classic Records, Official Digital Download

Ragazze Quartet perform works by two female composers Rhiannon Giddens (*1977) and Florence Price (1887-1953), combined with the ‘American’ String Quartet No.12 by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904). Florence Price was the first African-American woman to be recognized for her symphonies, yet her music was forgotten for many years. Her String Quartet No.2 is a mix of European romanticism, her ‘Southern’ roots, the emerging blues and African-American spirituals. The title of the album derives from a song Rhiannon Giddens wrote after seeing a 19th-century advertisement for a 22-year-old female slave whose 9-month-old baby was also for sale, but 'at the purchaser’s option'.

Steven Isserlis, Guy Johnston, Tenebrae, Philharmonia Orchestra, Nigel Short - Rebecca Dale: Night Seasons (2024) [24/192]

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Steven Isserlis, Guy Johnston, Tenebrae, Philharmonia Orchestra, Nigel Short - Rebecca Dale: Night Seasons (2024) [24/192]

Steven Isserlis, Guy Johnston, Tenebrae, Philharmonia Orchestra, Nigel Short - Rebecca Dale: Night Seasons (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 65:28 minutes | 1,65 GB
Classical, Vocal | Label: Signum Classics, Official Digital Download

Hailed by Classic FM as “one of today’s most exciting young composers” Rebecca Dale is a London based composer, working most often with large orchestral and choral forces in the worlds of cinema and theatre. Night Seasons is an album about hope, looking for the light in difficult times, written during a time of personal dif- ficulty while her father was terminally ill. With works written for choir and cello it strives to be a hopeful album, reaching for the wonder around us. Rebecca Dale says “It’s been one of the great privileges of my life to be able to write for cellist heroes of mine to whom I grew up listening. I also got to have fun setting some famous poems… I am indebted to everyone who has created this album with me”.

La Tempête & Simon-Pierre Bestion - Scarlatti & Dvořák: Stabat Mater (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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La Tempête & Simon-Pierre Bestion - Scarlatti & Dvořák: Stabat Mater (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

La Tempête & Simon-Pierre Bestion - Scarlatti & Dvořák: Stabat Mater (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 93:45 minutes | 1,65 GB
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Official Digital Download

Simon-Pierre Bestion has chosen to mirror two Stabat Mater that are more than 150 years apart: "in these two works I can feel the same tonal language, the same expression of sorrow" says the founder of La Tempête… "I have decided to ‘augment’ Scarlatti’s orchestration and ‘diminish’ Dvořák’s, so they can meet on even ground. To the Scarlatti I have added string parts sometimes doubling the vocal lines, colla parte , as was often done at the period: this not only allows the sound to be amplified, but adds an extra timbre to the voice.

Iris Trio - Project Earth: The Blue Chapter (2024)

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Iris Trio - Project Earth: The Blue Chapter (2024)

Iris Trio - Project Earth: The Blue Chapter (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 60:57 minutes | 1,02 GB
Classical, Spoken Word, Poetry | Label: Centrediscs, Official Digital Download

Project Earth is our response to the enormous crisis currently facing our planet. Through chamber music and poetry, we strive to illuminate the impact of human behavior on the environment, addressing issues of climate change, pollution, habitat degradation, and biodiversity loss. Equally important, we give center stage to the immense beauty and wonder found in nature. We recognize the power of our collective imagination and the need to inspire a shared sense of value and responsibility if we are to create meaningful change around these complex issues.

BBC Concert Orchestra & Rebecca Miller - Dorothy Howell: Orchestral Works (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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BBC Concert Orchestra & Rebecca Miller - Dorothy Howell: Orchestral Works (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC Concert Orchestra & Rebecca Miller - Dorothy Howell: Orchestral Works (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 63:08 minutes | 1,15 GB
Classical | Label: Signum Classics, Official Digital Download

Featuring 4 works receiving their world premiere recording, Signum Classics are proud to annouce the new album ‘Dorothy Howell: Orchestral Works’ conducted by Rebecca Miller with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Until now these works have rarely been performed, and the majority of works are unpublished and only exist in manuscript form. “I hope this album can help to revive Dorothy’s music, to help her live on, to finally have the recognition she deserved and never received, and to secure this music’s rightful place in the centre of the classical music repertoire” – Rebecca Miller

Ailish Tynan, Roderick Williams, Kathryn Rudge & Christopher Glynn - Schumann in English, Vol. 1 (2024) [24/192]

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Ailish Tynan, Roderick Williams, Kathryn Rudge & Christopher Glynn - Schumann in English, Vol. 1 (2024) [24/192]

Ailish Tynan, Roderick Williams, Kathryn Rudge & Christopher Glynn - Schumann in English, Vol. 1 (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 78:26 minutes | 2,36 GB
Classical, Vocal | Label: Signum Classics, Official Digital Download

Christopher Glynn continues his Lieder in English series by joining three of today’s foremost singers to perform Robert Schumann’s best-loved song cycles in new English versions by Jeremy Sams – a new way to encounter and enjoy some of the most romantic and atmospheric songs ever composed.

Staatskapelle Halle & Fabrice Bollon - R. Strauss: Josephslegende (2024) [Official Digital Download]

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Staatskapelle Halle & Fabrice Bollon - R. Strauss: Josephslegende (2024) [Official Digital Download]

Staatskapelle Halle & Fabrice Bollon - R. Strauss: Josephslegende (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 71:28 minutes | 708 MB
Classical | Label: Naxos Records, Official Digital Download

Richard Strauss’s single-act ballet Josephs Legende emerged in 1914 just as the world’s attention was turning to war. But with its exotic instrumental colouring and the composer’s intent to rejuvenate dance into a ‘purely inspirational form’ dedicated to ‘absolute beauty’, it reveals a great ballet composer and demonstrates his orchestral mastery to the full. Josephs Legende is a parable about struggles between good and evil based on the familiar Old Testament story of the slave boy Joseph.

The Choir of Westminster Cathedral & Simon Johnson - Lumen Christi: A sequence of music for the Easter Vigil (2024) [24/96]

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The Choir of Westminster Cathedral & Simon Johnson - Lumen Christi: A sequence of music for the Easter Vigil (2024) [24/96]

The Choir of Westminster Cathedral & Simon Johnson - Lumen Christi: A sequence of music for the Easter Vigil (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 71:34 minutes | 1,24 GB
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Ad Fontes, Official Digital Download

The Choir of Westminster Cathedral is the crowning jewel of Catholic church music and has been at the forefront of English sacred music since its foundation in 1901. This new disc draws us into the mystery of the Paschal Vigil, the very apex of the Church’s liturgical year, transporting us on a journey from darkness into light through a sequence of plainsong and polyphony. It is the first album under the choir’s current director, Simon Johnson, picking up where Vexilla Regis (AF002) left off, and immerses the listener in the Cathedral’s own unique treasury of liturgical music, including compositions crafted by its former musicians, as well as repertoire at the heart of the choir’s work, represented here in polyphony by Victoria, Monteverdi and L’Héritier’s glorious Surrexit pastor bonus.

Loreena McKennitt - The Road Back Home (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Loreena McKennitt - The Road Back Home (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Loreena McKennitt - The Road Back Home (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 42:45 minutes | 485 MB
Folk, Celtic, Female Vocal | Label: Quinlan Road, Official Digital Download

On March 8, 2024, the Canadian artist and winner of the Juno Award will release a new album. She is returning to the origins of her career and this time devoting herself more to traditional Celtic music.

Klavierduo Neeb - Sparks of Spirit (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Klavierduo Neeb - Sparks of Spirit (2024) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Klavierduo Neeb - Sparks of Spirit (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 67:33 minutes | 1,18 GB
Classical | Label: audite Musikproduktion, Official Digital Download

​On their second CD, the Neeb Piano Duo present works that each illustrate the beginning of a promising period in the life of a different composer: full of creative energy, Max Reger plunged into productive work after emerging from years of challenging physical and mental health. Franz Schubert was similarly affected by a syphilis attack, and, in addition to a stable job at Esterházy Palace, was even inspired by a clandestine love to find new creativity. Johann Sebastian Bach was motivated by leading the top-class Collegium Musicum to compose a new concert repertoire, while Rachmaninoff, with the Suite, Op. 17, overcame the depression which had prevented him from composing for three years following the failure of his First Symphony. The Neeb Piano Duo illuminate these emotional worlds with their insightful interpretation, creative imagination, and sparkling enthusiasm.

Too Close To Touch - For Keeps (2024) [Official Digital Download]

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Too Close To Touch - For Keeps (2024) [Official Digital Download]

Too Close To Touch - For Keeps (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 30:28 minutes | 368 MB
Alternative Rock | Label: Epitaph Records, Official Digital Download

Lexington, Kentucky post-hardcore band Too Close To Touch announce their final album ‘For Keeps’ today, coming out on March 8th via Epitaph Records. Over more than ten years and two full-length releases the band continuously earned praise for their skillful musicianship and intricate arrangements that highlight each member’s technical ability. The glue that held them together throughout it all was beloved front man Keaton Pierce, who met his untimely death in 2022. With atmospheric production and dynamic drums, Too Close To Touch share lead single “Control” alongside a satisfying music video chronicling the meticulous process of artist/director Whit Flint painting the album’s artwork.

Moor Mother - The Great Bailout (2024) [Official Digital Download]

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Moor Mother - The Great Bailout (2024) [Official Digital Download]

Moor Mother - The Great Bailout (2024)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 42:36 minutes | 458 MB
Experimental, Electronic, Spoken Word | Label: ANTI- Records, Official Digital Download

Moor Mother is an American musician, poet, and interdisciplinary artist known for her avant-garde and experimental work. The Great Bailout is an expansive meditation that acts as a non-linear word map about colonialism, slavery, and commerce in Great Britain. Featuring guest contributions from Lonnie Holley, Angel Bat Dawid and Sistas of the Nitty Gritty, Vijay Iyer, Mary Lattimore, and more, it's Moor Mother's most uncompromising vision to date.

Van Morrison - Moving On Skiffle (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Van Morrison - Moving On Skiffle (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Van Morrison - Moving On Skiffle (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 93:55 minutes | 2,05 GB
Blues Rock | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

It should come as no surprise that Van Morrison has made an album inspired by skiffle. Van Morrison's love of skiffle dates back to his childhood.

Sun Ra Arkestra - Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra- Space Is The Place (1973/2023) [Official Digital Download]

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Sun Ra Arkestra - Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra- Space Is The Place (1973/2023) [Official Digital Download]

Sun Ra Arkestra - Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra- Space Is The Place (1973/2023) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 01:13:34 minutes | 639 MB
Jazz | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

A celestial journey is just what Sun Ra and his Arkestra have created with Space is the Place.

Maria Callas & Tullio Serafin - Verdi - La forza del destino (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Maria Callas & Tullio Serafin - Verdi - La forza del destino (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas & Tullio Serafin - Verdi - La forza del destino (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 02:45:05 minutes | 1,76 GB
Classical | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

Leonora, the passionate young girl choosing seclusion and life as a hermit to avoid the revenge of her brother and punish herself for her forbidden love with Alvaro and the death of her father, is one of the most tragic roles of the Verdian repertoire. It was also the first roles Maria Callas took up in her career.