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The Super Audio Collection Volume 6

Various Artists

The Super Audio Collection Volume 6

..the best of the best
AKP 408 (Linn Records)
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1
Lazy Afternoon

Lazy Afternoon

Composer Jerome Moross, John La Touche
Soloist Claire Martin
Band Kenny Barron, Peter Washington, Kenny Washington, Steve Wilson
04:00 Play $1.70
2
Electric Counterpoint Version for Percussions – Movement III: Fast

Electric Counterpoint Version for Percussions – Movement III: Fast

Composer Steve Reich
Soloist Kuniko Kato
04:31 Play $1.70
3
Browning a5 (The leaves be green)

Browning a5 (The leaves be green)

Composer William Byrd
Band Phantasm
04:38 Play $1.70
4
Esther – Act Three, Scene 1

Esther – Act Three, Scene 1

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Band Dunedin Consort
06:13 Play $3.40
5
Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major, K. 330: II. Andante cantabile

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major, K. 330: II. Andante cantabile

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloist Gottlieb Wallisch
05:51 Play $3.40
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On This Island, Op. 11 – Nocturne

On This Island, Op. 11 – Nocturne

Composer Benjamin Britten
Soloist James Gilchrist
Guest Artist Anna Tilbrook - piano
03:55 Play $1.70
7
Sonata in G minor, Z. 790 – V. Largo

Sonata in G minor, Z. 790 – V. Largo

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:52 Play $1.70
8
Apollo et Hyacinthus – Duetto: Discede crudelis!

Apollo et Hyacinthus – Duetto: Discede crudelis!

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Ian Page
Band Classical Opera
06:21 Play $3.40
9
Suite No 1 in G Major, BWV. 1007– III. Courante

Suite No 1 in G Major, BWV. 1007– III. Courante

Composer J.S. Bach
Soloist Richard Tunnicliffe
02:46 Play $1.70
10
Lux aeterna (Strathclyde Motet)

Lux aeterna (Strathclyde Motet)

Composer James MacMillan
Conductor Alan Tavener
Band Cappella Nova
03:45 Play $1.70
11
The Four Seasons – Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No 4, RV. 297, ‘L’Inverno’ (Winter) – I. Allegro con molto

The Four Seasons – Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No 4, RV. 297, ‘L’Inverno’ (Winter) – I. Allegro con molto

Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor Pavlo Beznosiuk
Band Avison Ensemble
03:27 Play $1.70
12
Liebeslieder Opus 52 – Am Donaustrande, da steht ein Haus

Liebeslieder Opus 52 – Am Donaustrande, da steht ein Haus

Composer Johannes Brahms
Band Prince Consort
02:07 Play $1.70
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Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello in F Major, K. 370 – III. Rondeau Allegro

Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello in F Major, K. 370 – III. Rondeau Allegro

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor Alexander Janiczek
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble
04:27 Play $1.70
14
Missa Philippus Secundus Rex Hispaniae – Agnus Dei

Missa Philippus Secundus Rex Hispaniae – Agnus Dei

Composer Philippe Rogier
Conductor Philip Cave
Band Magnificat
03:37 Play $1.70
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Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 – Marche au supplice

Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 – Marche au supplice

Composer Hector Berlioz
Conductor Robin Ticciati
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
06:37 Play $3.40
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The sixth volume in the perpetually popular Linn Collection series features an appealing selection of tracks from the award-winning label's catalogue of artists. ‘The Super Audio Collection Volume 6' showcases the breadth of talent present in the Linn catalogue.  Includes premiere recordings, memorable debuts and new takes on popular repertoire.

The SACD layer is both 5.1 channel and 2-channel. The Studio Master files are 192kHz / 24 bit.

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Alexander Janiczek

Alexander Janiczek

Alexander Janiczek is highly sought after as a director, soloist, guest leader and chamber musician.
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Cappella Nova

Cappella Nova

This outstanding Scottish choral group is famous for premiering works by leading contemporary composers and performing Scotland's unique treasury of early vocal music.
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Claire Martin

Claire Martin

The First Lady of British Jazz, Claire Martin, has won seven British Jazz Awards and was awarded an O.B.E. in 2011.
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Classical Opera

Classical Opera

Classical Opera was founded in 1997 by conductor Ian Page. It specialises in the music of Mozart and his contemporaries, performing with its own period-instrument orchestra, and is emerging as one of Britain's most exciting and highly regarded young arts organisations.
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Dunedin Consort

Dunedin Consort

Under the direction of John Butt OBE, the ensemble has become particularly acclaimed for its inquisitive approach, shining new light into some of the best known pieces of the baroque repertoire. They have won two Gramophone Awards for their performances of Handel's Messiah  and Mozart's Requiem.

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Gottlieb Wallisch

Gottlieb Wallisch

Gottlieb Wallisch is recognised internationally as one of the finest present day interpreters of the Viennese Piano tradition.
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James Gilchrist

James Gilchrist

English tenor James Gilchrist is a sought-after recitalist whose voice has been described as pure and sensitive with an even and beautiful tone.
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Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron's unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms inspired the LA Times to name him 'one of the top jazz pianists in the world' and Jazz Weekly to call him 'The most lyrical piano player of our time'.
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KUNIKO

KUNIKO

KUNIKO is one of the world's most talented percussion soloists in today's contemporary and classical music scenes.
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Magnificat

Magnificat

Directed by Philip Cave, an acclaimed choir formed primarily of former Oxford and Cambridge choral scholars.
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Matthew Halls

Matthew Halls

Matthew Halls is the Artistic Director of Retrospect Ensemble, one of the UK's most exciting young conductors and an acclaimed keyboard player.
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Phantasm

Phantasm

Phantasm, a quartet of viols founded in 1994, catapulted into international prominence when its debut CD won a Gramophone Award for the Best Baroque Instrumental Recording of 1997. Since then, they have become recognised as the most exciting viol consort active on the world scene today.

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Retrospect Trio

Retrospect Trio

Retrospect Trio is a baroque super-group of four superstar baroque instrumentalists: Sophie Gent (violin), Matthew Truscott (violin), Jonathan Manson (cello & viola da gamba) and Matthew Halls (conductor, organ and harpsichord).
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Richard Tunnicliffe

Richard Tunnicliffe

Cellist and viol-player Richard Tunnicliffe has enjoyed a long and varied career at the forefront of Britain's thriving period-instrument movement.
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Robin Ticciati

Robin Ticciati

A violinist, pianist and percussionist by training, Ticciati turned to conducting at 15 guided by Sir Colin Davis and Sir Simon Rattle, and was appointed Principal Conductor of the SCO in 2009.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s foremost cultural ambassadors. The Linn series features performances conducted by Robin Ticciati, Alexander Janizcek, Joseph Swensen and Sir Charles Mackerras.
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The Avison Ensemble

The Avison Ensemble

An outstanding period instrument orchestra which has been performing together since 1985.

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The Prince Consort

The Prince Consort

The Prince Consort is fast emerging as a fresh, exciting and versatile ensemble. Their performances are characterised by wide-ranging programmes and polished presentation, which showcase different combinations of voice and piano, from solos to small groups in piano-accompanied song. 
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Lazy Afternoon is one of several first-take tracks on Claire Martin's first US studio recording for fifteen years, 'Too Much in Love to Care'.  Guest star Kenny Barron is a sterling partner to Claire on this superb collection of classic romantic songs and beautiful ballads from The Great American Songbook.  Jazz Journal awarded the album five stars and stated: 'This is an outstanding album from one of the finest jazz singers in the world today.' Track taken from the album Too Much in Love to Care.

With arrangements created in collaboration with the composer himself, 'kuniko plays reich' was one of the stand-out albums of 2011.  Electric Counterpoint Version for Percussions is one of three brand new arrangements of Steve Reich works created to celebrate his 75th birthday which are premiered on this recording. kuniko in considered '...one of the world's foremost interpreters of Reich' (Time Out).  Track taken from kuniko plays reich.

The leaves be green is performed beautifully by Phantasm who bring out all the rich tones and vitality this music has to offer. This recording is the first complete collection of William Byrd's consort music and includes new hymn settings that are première recordings. 'William Byrd: Complete Consort Music' was named a Finalist at the 2011 Gramophone Awards, Chamber Music 'Disc of the Month' in BBC Music Magazine, 'Recording of the Month' by Musicweb International and awarded a Diapason d'Or.  Track taken from William Byrd: Complete Consort Music.

The Dunedin Consort's recording of ‘Esther' is the third recording in its hugely successful Handel series. For Esther, director John Butt has reunited his award-winning team of soloists, Susan Hamilton, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook and Thomas Hobbs, plus well-known guest soloists Robin Blaze and James Gilchrist.  The Times gave the recording four stars and described it as: '...more than enough to keep us on the edge of our seats.' Track taken from Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720.

Pianist Gottlieb Wallisch shows he is the perfect Mozart interpreter on 'Mozart: Paris & Vienna'.  This, his second solo album on Linn further explores Mozart's rich piano repertoire of works associated with the two cities, many of which raised the standard for technical virtuosity.  This track is taken from Mozart: Paris & Vienna.

The greatly sought-after tenor James Gilchrist continues his highly acclaimed exploration of British song with his new recording of Benjamin Britten works. ‘On This Island' is strikingly fresh and Gilchrist sings these beautiful poems with a graceful insight. Contrasting this opening set, Gilchrist gives a moving and heartfelt performance of Britten's dark and profound song cycle ‘The Holy Sonnets of John Donne'.  This track is taken from Benjamin Britten: My Beloved is Mine

This second Purcell release by Retrospect Trio was hotly anticipated since its debut recording, a Finalist at the 2009 Gramophone Awards, was released; BBC Music Magazine described the follow up as 'a mouthwatering matter of urgency.'  BBC named the recording 'Chamber Disc of the Month' whilst Gramophone named it a 'Choice' recording, and it was given an 'Outstanding' Award by International Record Review. This track is taken from Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts.

The duet Discede crudelis! is from the first in Linn's epic ‘A-Z' of Mozart operas with Classical Opera; a series which will stretch over twenty years.  A worthy opening ‘act' to the series, ‘Apollo et Hyacinthus' displays remarkable maturity, individuality and virtuosity showing that even at the young age of 11 Mozart had an unerring ability to create characters with real and heartfelt emotions.  Sophie Bevan and Lawrence Zazzo star in the title roles.  This track is taken from Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus.

Performing Bach's iconic suites has become a rite of passage for many cellists, but Richard Tunnicliffe's extensive experience and virtuosity allowed him to create a recording that highlights the distinct personality and individuality of each movement.  Awarding the album five stars the Independent on Sunday stated: 'Tunnicliffe's sound is generous and finely grained, the faster dances sharply pointed, the sarabandes dark pools of metreless beauty.' This track is from J.S. Bach Cello Suites.

Contemporary composer James MacMillan is determined to keep the tradition of writing sacred choral music alive.  His collaborations with Cappella Nova are a match made in heaven; MacMillan's approachable yet emotional music partners perfectly with the choir's beautifully pure tone.  'Who are these Angels?' was named a 'Choice' recording in Gramophone, 'Editor's Choice' and given a five star review by Classic FM, and awarded four stars by BBC Music Magazine.  This track is taken from Who are these Angels?.

The Avison Ensemble's follow up to their hugely popular Handel disc is a breathtaking collection of Antonio Vivaldi's virtuosic violin concertos.  Under the direction of violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk they have created a recording which is colourful, fresh and emotionally charged.  ClassicsToday.com awarded the album 10 for Artistic Quality and 10 for Sound Quality stating: 'this set...will serve you as well or better than any other in the catalog'. This track is taken from Vivaldi: Concerti Opus 8.

Britain's most exciting young sextet, The Prince Consort, released an album that's bursting with passion, rapture and the sheer magic and madness of falling in love.  The collection of contemporary love songs by hugely popular pianist and composer Stephen Hough sits alongside the classic Liebeslieder Walzer by Brahms.  Awarding the album five stars Classic FM Magazine praised its 'top-drawer performances and sound recording that separates this outstanding release from the crowd'. This track is taken from Other Love Songs.

The works on 'Mozart: Divertimento K.334 & Oboe Quartet K.370' are full of well-known tunes which demonstrate Mozart's trademark melodic beauty whilst acclaimed oboist, Robin Williams, gives a dazzling performance of the composer's great masterpiece. Mozart's writing allows each player to shine and demonstrates the depth of talent within the Ensemble, illustrating why the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has had such extensive success with its previous Mozart recordings.  This track is taken from Mozart: Divertimento K.334 & Oboe Quartet K.370.

The critics had nothing but praise for Magnificat's celebration of the choral music of Renaissance composer Philip Rogier. This collection features premiere recordings and celebrates the 450th anniversary of Rogier's birth.  BBC Music Magazine and SA-CD.net both awarded the recording five stars whilst the Sunday Times stated: 'the sound these singers make is equisite'. This track is taken from Rogier: Music from the Missae Sex.

Robin Ticciati made an unforgettable Linn debut when he led the award-winning Scottish Chamber Orchestra in an all Berlioz programme which saw the young conductor take on the majestic Symphonie Fantastique.  The Sunday Times named this 'Classical CD of the Week' describing it as 'remarkable for its fresh insights.... the nightmarish sounds of the Witches' Sabbath emerge in the most vivid colours...Fantastique!' It was also named 'CD of the Week' by Classic FM Radio, Critics' Choice 'Sound of 2012' by The Independent, 'Record of the Month' by Hi-Fi News and 'Disc of the Week' by BBC Radio 3 CD Review. This track is taken from Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

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