Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Carl Nielsen
Album title: SOUVENIR
Performer: TrondheimSolistene; Øyvind Gimse, artistic director; Geir Inge Lotsberg, leader
Genre: Classical
Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)
Location: Selbu Church, Norway
Release date: February, May and August 2012
Recording date: May and October 2011
Original Quality: Mastering in DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Duration: 01:25:16
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 950 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: Auro-3D 9.1 / 96 kHz / 24-bit (Track 01-05 Only)
Audio#2: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 192 kHz / 13251 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#3: DTS-HD MA 7.1 / 96 kHz / 9493 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#4: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 192 kHz / 9216 kbps / 24-bit

How do we listen to music? Indeed, how do we listen to anything? What we as listeners encounter here is sheer auditory bliss. TrondheimSolistene take a new step towards bridging the gap between themselves and their audience. It is not the gap between the live performance and the recording which they attempt to close. It is the gap between the recording and the living, ever open human ear. (more…)

Various Artists – Hommage a Eberhard Weber (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:18:45 minutes | 886 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | @ ECM Records GmbH
Recorded by SWR, January 2015, at Theaterhaus Stuttgart

In January 2015 musicians and listeners converged upon Stuttgart’s Theaterhaus for two consecutive nights to celebrate the 75th birthday of Eberhard Weber. The concerts centered around a specially commissioned 35-minute suite by Pat Metheny, with whom Weber had played and recorded back in the 1970s. Featuring Metheny, the SWR Big Band conducted by Helge Sunde, Gary Burton, bassist Scott Colley and Danny Gottlieb on drums, the composition was arranged around recordings of solos by Weber. Other performers during the two nights playing selections from Weber’s vast body of work were Weber’s longtime companions Jan Garbarek, Paul McCandless and arranger Michael Gibbs, all drawing ovations from the packed house. “A truly special event, this.” Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal.

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Richard Strauss – Vier Letzte Lieder – Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, George Szell (1969/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:03:56 minutes |1,21 GB  | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: HDTracks| @ EMI Classics
Recorded: 09/1965, Grünewald Church, Berlin, Germany; 09/1968, Kingsway Hall, London, England

Esteemed interpreter Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor George Szell deliver a landmark reading of this Strauss’ masterpiece. Schwarzkopf’s gorgeous vocal gifts add a new dimension to the pieces, while the warm maestro brings forth a technically flawless performance by the ensemble. The extraordinary attention to detail is lush and passionate. There is no finer rendition of these beloved works.

“A heavenly record, so beautiful that I find it goes against the grain to attempt to analyze it.” – Gramophone

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