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The Lumineers co-founder, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites' solo debut album Piano Piano will release on January 22nd through Dualtone Records. A collection of songs that's been in the works for the better part of a decade, Piano Piano features gorgeous, intimate piano-centric instrumental songs capturing Fraites' reflective moments from his Denver home.
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EVANGELION FINALLY, a collection of vocal songs performed by Yoko Takahashi and Megumi Hayashibara as heard in the hit anime series NEON GENESIS EVANGELION and EVANGELION 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE. The 15-track collection includes Yoko Takahashi’s well-known opening song to the series “The Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” as well as new covers of original songs including “FLY ME TO THE MOON (2020 Version),” a new recording of the classic jazz standard featured in the show’s end credit, and a new vocal arrangement from Takahashi of “Kokoro yo Genshi ni Modore 2020.”  Also included in the collection is “THANATOS -IF I CAN’T BE YOURS-,“ a new original track and the theme song to the Shin Evangelion feature film performed by LOREN & MASH.  Meanwhile “Come sweet death, second impact” is a jazz arrangement of the legendary masterpiece featuring the voice of Megumi Hayashibara.

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Two CDs. DG presents John Williams in Vienna, the live recordings of the Hollywood legend's Vienna Philharmonic 2020 debut. Saying it's "one of the greatest honors of my life," he received a standing ovation before a single note was played. Sharing the stage with the famous orchestra and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, he performs iconic themes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and other cinematic landmarks that have earned countless awards: 5 Oscars, 5 Emmys, 25 Grammys and more.
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Andrea Bocelli

Believe [Deluxe]

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Internationally renowned, beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases breathtaking new album, Believe, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. It follows his record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance at Easter from Milan’s historic Duomo cathedral. Features classic favorites, a previously unreleased track from late Italian composer, Ennio Morricone, plus Gratia Plena (from acclaimed film Fatima), duets with Alison Krauss and Cecilia Bartoli, and interpretations of Ave Maria and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah

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'Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone is a 2004 album featuring recordings from Morricone's various film scores by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Ennio Morricone. The album was recorded with the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra and Gilda ButtA on piano. Morricone functioned as orchestrator, conductor and producer. The album stayed 105 weeks on the Billboard Top Classical Albums. Overall this is a stunning collection of classic film scores featuring music from 'Once Upon A Time In America', 'The Legend of 1900', 'The Untouchables, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' and many more. This is a limited edition contains of 2000 individually numbered copies on solid red vinyl. The package includes a download coupon.
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Vince Guaraldi

Peanuts Portraits [LP]

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Featuring the vivid musical cues that Guaraldi wrote for the cast of the Peanuts characters, this ‘Peanuts Portraits’ LP adds new dimensions to beloved regulars like Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder and Sally. In addition to nine songs performed by Guaraldi, the album also includes two classic Peanuts tunes recorded by pianist George Winston. Eight of the selections (including Winston renditions of “Linus And Lucy” and “Masked Marvel”), make their vinyl debut on Peanuts Portraits.

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JOHN RUTTER

Christmas Night

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The theme of this album is the birth of Christ, reflected in the words and music of twenty-two carols spanning more than six centuries. Some of these carols have long been widely known and loved; others have become so thanks to the annual Christmas Eve Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Cambridge; a few are newly written. But all of them focus on the central event of the Christmas story - the birth at Bethlehem - and on the characters in that story: the angels, the shepherds, the wise men, and the mother with her child. John Rutter writes: "This has always been my favorite among the Christmas albums I have devised and conducted, but digital sound restoration techniques have made huge advances in the years since it was recorded and it was time to give it a spring-clean. In remastering it, it has been possible to bring the sound of the choir and the orchestra to life, and I have been able to enjoy it anew. The Cambridge Singers in 1985 were at the top of their game, and the choir list includes at least two singers who are now internationally renowned as soloists. We hope you will enjoy this classic recording in it's newly restored form."
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Sigur Ros

Odins Raven Magic

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Composed in the 14th or 15th century Odin's Raven Magic is an Icelandic poem in the ancient Edda tradition (Edda - a term that describes two Icelandic manuscripts of which together are the main sources of Norse mythology and Skáldic poetry) it's anonymous author clearly had an intimate knowledge of the Edda literature and mythology which alludes to a number of pagan motifs which are now lost. The poem recounts a great banquet held by the gods in Valhalla while they were absorbed in their feasting, ominous signs appeared that could foretell the end of the worlds of the gods and men. The album 'Odin's Raven Magic' is an orchestral collaboration between Sigur Rós, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Steindór Andersen and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir which premiered 18 years ago at the Barbican Centre in London and is now finally almost two decades later being released. The performance honours the poem, dramatic and beautiful, classical with a modern strike. A stone marimba was built especially for the performance by Páll Gudmundsson. Odin's Raven Magic - the poem - had been relegated from mainstream ancient literature ever since 1867, when Norwegian scholar Sophus Bugge claimed it was a 17th century fabrication. This theory has since been toppled with literary and linguistic arguments and new research has concluded that Odin's Raven Magic was indeed authentic and has finally being reintroduced to the Edda.
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Sarah Jarosz

World On The Ground

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Sarah Jarosz’s fifth studio album World On The Ground is arguably her finest work to date. Jarosz worked closely with producer John Leventhal on World On The Ground, which offers up some of Jarosz’s best songwriting to date, and showcases that she is one of the most stirring musicians of her generation. This 10-song album is thoroughly beautiful and a testament to Jarosz’s innate ability to capture the hearts of fans around the globe. World On The Ground out June 5th.
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Hauser

Classic

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2020 release from Stjepan Hauser, best known as one-half of 2Cellos.
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Laraaji

Sun Piano [LP]

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Spiritual keyboard improvisations performed by Laraaji and recorded in a Brooklyn Church by Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs, Mary Lattimore). Sun Piano finds Laraaji fulfilling a lifelong ambition to return to his first instrument, learnt whilst growing up in 1950s New Jersey. A departure from his FX-soaked cosmic zither jams, these elegant miniatures nevertheless reveal enough personality and inner light to be clearly identifiable as 'Laraaji Music'. This release is the latest step in something of a late career renaissance for the New York City based musician and mystic. He first came to public attention in the late 70s via his entry in the legendary Brian Eno-produced Ambient series of albums, Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance.

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Three years after his last recording, Grigory Sokolov returns with a double album of live recordings from his triumphant European 2019-20 tour. Focusing on the early (Piano Sonata No. 3) and late Beethoven sonatas (Piano Sonatas Nos. 27 & 32) as well as Brahms's autumnal piano pieces opp. 118 & 119, this is a showcase of the Russian pianist's "stunning technique" (The Telegraph).

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release, the long-awaited follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning The Goat Rodeo Sessions, with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile. Not Our First Goat Rodeo builds on 2011's genre-defying The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Classical, Classical Crossover, and Bluegrass charts and remained at # 1 for 11 weeks on the Bluegrass chart. Marking Yo-Yo Ma's highest debut on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, the release went on to break into the chart's top 20 albums, where it peaked at #18.

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An album of brand new, lush recordings of the world's favorite songs from beloved Disney films such as The Lion King, Frozen, and Toy Story, Disney Goes Classical was recorded by the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and features special guest artists Matteo Bocelli, Renée Fleming, and more.

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Developed by LucasArts, this Star Wars video game quickly sold 1 million copies for the Nintendo 64 system. A Windows version followed and sold out reissues keep the game in consumer consciousness. The soundtrack was created by Grammy winning composer, Joel McNeely, and recorded w/ the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The art features the main Star Wars characters and was created by legendary illustrator, Drew Struzan, (Blade Runner, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future).
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DG presents John Williams in Vienna, the live recordings of the Hollywood legend’s Vienna Philharmonic 2020 debut. Saying it’s “one of the greatest honors of my life,” he received a standing ovation before a single note was played. Sharing the stage with the famous orchestra and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, he performs iconic themes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and other cinematic landmarks that have earned countless awards: 5 Oscars, 5 Emmys, 25 Grammys & more.
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GRAMMY Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti's new album explores music by Britain's beloved composer, Edward Elgar. The centerpiece is his Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61, performed by Benedetti with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. The vast and technically demanding concerto is coupled with three short works for violin and piano: Salut d'Amour, Sospiri and Chanson de Nuit.

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Zubin Mehta's tenure of over 16 years as the musical director of the `LA Phil' marks an important chapter in the orchestra's history. The recorded portrait of the musical partnership between the first American orchestra to be exclusively contracted by a British recording company and the dynamic maestro is explored here in this new 38-CD box set edition of their COMPLETE DECCA RECORDINGS.

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The vinyl counterpart to celebrated pianist and renowned Beethoven specialist Rudolf Buchbinder's debut on DG, The New Diabelli, this LP features the twelve contemporary Diabelli Variations by composers ranging from Penderecki to Shchedrin.

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Decca brings together, for the first time in one concise edition, the complete recordings of Herbert von Karajan for the label- Including ten complete operas with the Decca-RCA recordings of Tosca and Carmen- Recordings with the Leontyne Price, Luciano Pavarotti, Mario del Monaco, Renata Tebaldi, Giuseppe di Stefano, and Carlo Bergonzi- PACKAGING: 2-piece box 33CDs original jackets & spined wallets booklet with extensive new essay by Karajan biographer, Richard Osborne"

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The million-selling 2018 album reimagined to include 5 brand new tracks & including duets with Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Matteo Bocelli, Jennifer Garner and more.

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Tales from Home, the debut album from Eleanor Tomlinson star of the PBS series Poldark, is an enchanting collection of folk-influenced songs. The album is long-awaited by fans of the series after they watched her stunning performances on the hit TV show. Tales from Home features classic hits from Simon & Garfunkel ( Homeward Bound ), Carole King ( Tapestry ) and Bonnie Raitt ( I Can t Make You Love Me ). Also included on the album are a number of Irish and Scottish folk songs such as The Spinning Wheel. The album is produced by Poldark soundtrack composer and Academy Award®-winner Anne Dudley who has previously recorded with the likes of Elton John, Tina Turner and Robbie Williams.

Eleanor Tomlinson is best known for her roles as Demelza Poldark in Poldark, Lady Isabel Neville in The White Queen and Princess Isabelle in Jack the Giant Slayer. Tomlinson has recently starred in the 2018 Academy Award® nominated film Loving Vincent with Saoirse Ronan, Douglas Booth and Chris O Dowd. She will also be featured in the upcoming film Colette with Keira Knightley and Dominic West as well as the BBC s adaptation of Agatha Christie s Ordeal By Innocence.

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Walt Wagner

Reworks [LP]

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Legendary Seattle pianist Walt Wagner, known for his piano renditions of popular songs, has teamed with Sub Pop to record distinctive piano arrangements of songs from Band of Horses, DJ Shadow, Prince, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine and more.

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Two CD set. Original soundtrack to the 2017 motion picture composed by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
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Taken from concert performances in Strasbourg that were described as “the musical event of the year”, this recording of Berlioz’s epic Les Troyens presents the score absolutely complete. John Nelson, unrivalled in his authority in this mighty work, conducts a cast led by Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Cassandre, Joyce DiDonato as Didon and Michael Spyres as Énée.This new Erato recording of the complete, uncut score of Les Troyens is drawn from two concert performances that took place over the Easter weekend in April 2017 in the city of Strasbourg in eastern France. A magnificent cast of singers, predominantly Francophone, assembled under the baton of John Nelson, an acknowledged master of Berlioz’s music who has conducted Les Troyens more frequently than anyone else over a period of more than 40 years; he made his name with the piece when he led performances at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 1974 and enjoyed great acclaim for a production at the Frankfurt Opera shortly before the Strasbourg concerts.

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Andre Rieu

Shall We Dance [CD/DVD]

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Violinist and conductor André Rieu brings classical music and waltzes to the masses this fall. After selling over 40 million albums and DVDs worldwide, and with over 400 million YouTube views, Rieu and his orchestra are set to tour the US this October and release an album full of audience favorites and classics.

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Bill Murray, Jan Vogler And Friends

New Worlds

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Actor and comedian Bill Murray met German cellist Jan Vogler on a trans-Atlantic flight. The two struck up a friendship and soon had the idea to work together on a project: New Worlds. On the album and in live performance, Murray as both singer and narrator brings his charm and wit to songs by Foster, Gershwin, and Bernstein as well as readings of classic American poetry and prose by Whitman, Hemingway, Twain and others, in dialogue with Voglers singing Stradivari cello. They are joined by violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez.
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Benny Andersson of ABBA releases his new solo album, Piano, on Deutsche Grammophon. Piano is an instrumental piano album, featuring Andersson performing pieces from his entire career, including selections from ABBA, songs from his musicals (Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla) and contemporary solo works.

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John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault on Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images, and their timelessness was evident as Carpenter performed them live in a string of internationally sold-out concert dates in 2016. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter's illustrious career together on one volume for the first time. Each theme has been newly recorded with the same collaborators that Carpenter worked with on his hit Lost Themes studio albums: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies.

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Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra once again pairs The King of Rock and Roll with England's most beloved orchestra for a new symphonic take on Elvis' timeless Christmas favorites, with arrangements recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London. Includes "Blue Christmas," "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)," "Merry Christmas Baby," "Silent Night" and more.

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The Tenors

Christmas Together

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The Tenors, the award-winning group with 4 multi-platinum selling albums, return with what is sure to become a holiday classic. Supported by a North American tour, the album includes classics such as I ll Be Home for Christmas and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas as well as their original When We are Together.

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The Texas Tenors

Rise

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Classical Crossover trio The Texas Tenors are back with a brand new studio album RISE! These PBS stars have assembled an award winning team to create a collection of timeless Americana classics and highly anticipated new original songs. RISE features over 100 of the world's finest musicians including a 65-piece orchestra and full choir with Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award winning producers, songwriters and engineers. The Texas Tenors pour their heart and soul into favorites like Desperado, Bruno Mars' Just the Way You Are and rousingly patriotic God Bless America. RISE also features a once in a lifetime duet with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers on TTT's You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'. Along with phenomenal covers, the tenors are excited to debut several original songs like the haunting ballad I Don't Want to Let You Go and the title song RISE that will inspire and stir the soul. This brand new album features everything from John Denverto Puccini and is the quintessential collection of music for the modern Classical Crossover genre.

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Jonas Kaufmann

L'opera

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2017 release. The world's greatest tenor, Jonas Kaufmann, returns to the opera world for L'Opéra. The album features a selection of the greatest arias and duets from the best of the 19th century French opera composers. Kaufmann presents an album of music that embodies the flair, opulence, mystique and timeless elegance of Paris and French culture - opera at it's greatest moment. L'Opéra includes tenor hits such as Massenet's "Pourquoi me reveiller", Bizet's big aria from Carmen "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée" and his famous tenor-baritone duet from The Pearl Fishers "Au fond de temple saint", as well as Roméo's big number "L'amour, l'amour... ah lève toi soleil" composed by Gounod, and Offenbach's timeless aria for Hoffmann "O Dieu, de quelle ivresse." Jonas is joined in the studio by The Bavarian State Orchestra, the magnificent orchestra resident at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and French conductor Bertrand de Billy who bring his innate French flair to the recording. The album also features guest vocalists soprano Sonya Yoncheva and baritone Ludovic Tézier.
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