Hector Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique
Boston Symphony Orchestra / Charles Munch
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,20 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,14 GB | NO Artwork | 3% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA “Living Stereo” # 8287667899 2 | Country/Year: Europe 2006, 1954
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

His overwhelming natural affinity for French music made Charles Munch an ideal conductor for Berlioz’s swirling tour de force Symphonie Fantastique. Perfectly capturing the drama, romance & philosophical angst in which this masterpiece is marinated, Munch takes the Boston Symphony Orchestra on an epic journey of proportions only possible in the human heart & mind. A classic, reborn in vivid Living Stereo.
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Various Artists – Love For Levon (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 2:22:08 minutes | 1,83 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks  | Artwork: Digital Booklet | © Time/Life Star Vista

Dozens of luminaries from rock, country, and soul gathered at the Meadowlands’ Izod Center on October 3, 2012, to pay their collective respects in an unforgettable final tribute to Levon Helm. This incredible night was filled with one-of-a-kind performances by greats including Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, John Prine, Joan Osborne, Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer, Joe Walsh, Dierks Bentley and many others. The iconic artists performed songs associated with Levon Helm and The Band including “Up on Cripple Creek,” “Life Is a Carnival,” “Ophelia,” “The Weight,” “Rag Mama Rag,” “Ain’t Got No Home” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.

Star-studded tribute to great Levon Helm shows how much good music flies under the commercial radar. – New York Daily News (more…)

Takács Quartet – Franz Schubert: String Quintet D956 & String Quartet D703 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 63:41 minutes | 1,10 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: hyperion-records.co.uk | Digital Booklet

The matchless Takács Quartet return to Schubert. Their first disc on Hyperion—his ‘Death and the Maiden’ and ‘Rosamunde’ quartets—received unprecedently lavish critical acclaim, acknowledging a new modern benchmark for these works. Now they turn to perhaps the most hauntingly beautiful of all Schubert’s chamber works, the String Quintet—completed six weeks before the composer’s death. Schubert included a second cello in the texture, creating a sumptuously warm sound, a cradling intimacy. Here the Takács players are joined by cellist Ralph Kirshbaum. Also recorded here is the ‘Quartettsatz’: a fragment—of the highest quality—of a String Quartet in C minor abandoned by the composer. (more…)