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Feel More. Think Less. During the winter of 2023, pianist and composer Stephan Moccio traded his home of Los Angeles for the South of France to record his album “Legends, Myths and Lavender”, far away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan chaos at the iconic Chateau Miraval. Stephan Moccio: “Three things I’m most passionate about—music, wine, and architecture—combined into this experience”.

Stephan Moccio - Legends, Myths and Lavender [LP]
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Yunchan Lim is the one of the most talked-about classical artists on the planet. In 2024 he presents his debut studio album on Decca Classics – the Chopin Études, Op.10 & Op.25. “To me, Chopin is a composer who yearned for the past. I wanted the album cover to feel like solitude and nostalgia, and to look like you have come across an old photo.” – Yunchan Lim

Yunchan Lim - Chopin Etudes
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He transformed and redefined the sound of music in TV and films over a half-century, and now the Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning American composer and musical man-for-all-seasons Mike Post has realized his own creative challenge in Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta, a unique new recording from Sony Masterworks.

The album features a pair of original works by Post that combine the pure sounds of bluegrass (Message from the Mountains) and the blues (Echoes of the Delta) – joined by “dream teams” of soloists who are longtime friends and colleagues – with the expressive power and range of a full orchestra. Post’s musical signatures for The Rockford Files, The A-Team, Magnum P.I., NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues and other TV classics – not to mention the Law & Order family of dramas (including the landmark, two-note “stinger” effect he created) – are in the DNA of contemporary television culture.

In nine multifaceted movements, Message from the Mountains uses the sounds of bluegrass to celebrate the mingling of tradition and diverse cultural experience in American music. Collaborators in realizing the work are the soloists – Herb Pedersen (5-string banjo); Gabe Witcher (fiddle); Mike Witcher (dobro); Patrick Sauber (acoustic guitar/mandolin); and Amy Keys (orator).

 Echoes from the Delta reflects and explores the exuberant joy and the well of anguish that forged the blues in 14 short, expressive movements. Joining Post and the orchestra as soloists are Sonny Landreth (slide guitar); Eric Gales (electric guitar); Abe Laboriel Sr. (bass); Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums); Robert Turner (organ/piano); Jon O’Hara (keyboards); and Amy Keys (vocalist).

The way Mike Post firmly describes himself – “I am an American musician” – is as grateful and respectful as it is limitless in its compass and its ambition. Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta emerged as his own celebration of the American experience that made him who he is.

Mike Post - Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta [CD]
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Commemorating the 1924 premiere of Rhapsody in Blue, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet collabs with Michael Feinstein, the ‘one-man encyclopaedia of the Great American Songbook’ to release Gershwin Rhapsody. The two also perform a Gershwin-esque setting of Vincent Youman’s classic tune, ‘Tea for Two’ and the programme rounds off with ‘Jasbo Brown Blues’ from Porgy & Bess.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet / Michael Feinstein - Gershwin Rhapsody
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Italian composer Luca D’Alberto reveals the last chapter “Tomorrow” with the release of his new album “In our Hearts” : a chapter on hope symbolized by electronic influenced tracks.

Luca D'Alberto - In Our Hearts [LP]
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Indie Exclusive - Vitamin String Quartet takes on the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated, pop-punk juggernaut, Fall Out Boy. Each track on this collection of jams by VSQ’s favorite scenesters showcases the quartet’s ability to break down rock arrangements and rebuild them into intriguing string renditions. From the high energy of "Sugar, We're Goin Down" to the driving intensity of "Thnks fr th Mmrs,” listeners are invited along on this novel, yet nostalgic trip to the 2000s emo-pop explosion and back again.
Vitamin String Quartet - VSQ Preforms Fall Out Boy [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Translucent Ruby LP]
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Lang Lang presents with this album a treasure trove of musical discoveries. Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 2 was recorded with a stellar cast, the Gewandhausorchester and Andris Nelsons and is for Lang Lang a true romantic masterpiece that rivals the greats like Rachmaninoff or Tchaikovsky.

Lang Lang/Gina Alice/Andris Nelsons/Gewandhausorchester - Saint-Saëns [2 CD]
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What happens when the illustrious brass sections of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic come together? The answer is The Philharmonic Brass. This debut album is conducted by Tugan Sokhiev and includes virtuoso arrangements of some of the best-known overtures including Verdi’s La Forza del Destino and Gershwin’s Cuban Overture.

The Philharmonic Brass - Overture!
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On her new album, Marina Thibeault brings together the first viola concerto in history (from Georg Philip Telemann) and one of the most recent (from Lithuanian composer Peteris Vasks). Viola Borealis sets out to weave a link between different Nordic cultures by also integrating two works for solo viola (“Ningodwaaswi” and “Niizh”) by Melody McKiver from the Anishinaabe indigenous nation.
Marina Thibeault / Orchestre de l’Agora / Nicolas Ellis - Viola Borealis
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Def Leppard - Drastic Symphonies CD - Strap yourselves in for the sonic ride of your life. Rock and classical royalty unite on brand new album Drastic Symphonies. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, Def Leppard have drastically deconstructed and reimagined some of their biggest hits, collaborating with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This bold new approach to the orchestral hits formula sees new vocal and guitar recordings from the band. 180-gram Vinyl LP
Def Leppard / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Drastic Symphonies [2 LP]
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Hauser

The Player

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Everybody loves a party, and who better to serve as the master of ceremonies than global superstar cellist HAUSER.

With the Dedicated Tour marking the end of a remarkable 10-year run for 2CELLOS, HAUSER is ushering a new era as a solo artist and visual concept creator on his new album THE PLAYER, accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Mercurio, released on September 16, 2022 on Sony Music Masterworks.

Whether it is captivating reimaginations of timeless world music classics such as “Bésame Mucho,” “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás” and “Historia de un Amor,” or his take on modern-day hits such as Ricky Martin’s Latin Pop smash “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita,” Camila Cabello’s “Señorita,” and Shakira’s 2010 Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Song “Waka Waka,” HAUSER traverses from genre to genre with ease, inviting fans of all ages and backgrounds to join him for a global dance party extravaganza.

HAUSER uses his irresistible charisma and musical stylings to take listeners on a whirlwind adventure of romance and excitement, a trademark for HAUSER that has made him an international star.  The success of HAUSER himself extends far beyond his many, many millions of social media followers with a devoted, international fan base that continues to grow. With more than a billion audio streams across the globe and more than 4 billion video views, the Croatian cellist is a phenomenon that is one part virtuoso and the other, that of sheer, animal magnetism. For HAUSER’s fans, perhaps it is simply his ability to unify generations of music lovers.

HAUSER. He is a magician of the cello…and this is only the beginning.

Hauser - The Player
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Bob Marley with the Chineke! Orchestra reimagines some of Bob Marley’s most recognized and listened to songs with contemporary classical orchestration. The Chineke! Orchestra provides opportunities to a diverse range of up-and-coming and internationally respected classical musicians.

Bob Marley - Bob Marley With The Chineke! Orchestra [LP]
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On the deluxe edition of her breakthrough album, Arooj Aftab's remarkable voice, backed by a team of renowned musicians, transports listeners to worlds once known. Intimate compositions unveil mystical passage into Aftab's emotionally gripping symphonic world - vast with colorful sounds and transcendent of genre.
Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince: Deluxe [2 LP]
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Paul Lewis explores the world of late Brahms, wherein the old master, far from growing more sedate, deploys a palette of infinite colors and sensibilities in his last four collections for solo piano. By turns tender and dazzling, intimate and tempestuous, these pieces appear to us as their composer's final confidences, entrusted to a crepuscular diary.
Paul Lewis - Brahms: Late Piano Works Opp.116-119
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A precursor in this field as in so many others, Telemann gave the viola it's very first masterpieces, immediately establishing it as a solo instrument in it's own right. Alongside Sabine Fehlandt and the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Antoine Tamestit pays splendid tribute to this pioneering music, which blends melodic charm and contrapuntal rigor into an organic whole.
Antoine Tamestit - Telemann: Viola Concertos Overtures & Fantasias
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Anima Aeterna, an adventurous album of sacred arias and motets from the 18th century, follows in the vein of Anima Sacra, which in 2018 decisively announced Jakub Józef Orlinski's arrival as a recording artist. It's programme - music by Zelenka, Handel, Fux, and the little-known Gennaro Manna, Francisco António de Almeida, Bartolomeo Nucci and (on the LP version) Davide Perez - contains several world premiere recordings. Joining Orlinski in Zelenka's sparkling 'Laetatus sum' is the captivating soprano Fatma Said, and Francesco Corti conducts the orchestra and chorus of Il pomo d'oro. Orlinski feels that "the shades and colours to be heard in in sacred music of baroque era touch people's souls, even today. Anima Aeterna means 'eternal soul', which for me means nature... Something so vital, wild and dangerous, yet also so calm, mesmerizing and healing."
Jakub Orlinski  Jozef / Il Pomo D'oro - Anima Aeterna [Digipak]
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