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Bl!ndman & Reitze Smits - Water & Fire: Handel Revisited (2017)

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Bl!ndman & Reitze Smits - Water & Fire: Handel Revisited (2017)

Bl!ndman & Reitze Smits - Water & Fire: Handel Revisited (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:46 | 151 Mb
Classical | Label: Warner Classics

“WATER & FIRE - Handel revisited”, presenting Handel’s most iconic music arranged for 5 saxophones and grand organ. Eric Sleichim (founder/leader of Bl!ndman) and Dutch organ player Reitze Smits arranged the Water Music suite and Music for the Royal Fireworks, for saxophone quintet (BL!NDMAN [sax] + Eric Sleichim (once again on alto for this album) and grand organ. Saxophone(s) and organ have already been combined several times in new music. The sound, as well as the dynamics of the instruments, mix splendidly, in the louder passages as well as in the quieter parts. The monumental character of Handel’s orchestral score is emphasized in this unique instrumentation. Handel’s iconic orchestral suites flank the opening movement of Jean-Féry Rebel’s Les Elémens, a musical punch-in-the-face long ahead of its time.

Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Giacomo Carissimi: Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs

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Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Giacomo Carissimi: Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs

Giacomo Carissimi - Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs
Ensemble Seicentonovecento; Flavio Colusso, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 822 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 434 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94808 | 03:04:52

One of the most significant musical figures in mid-17th-century Rome, Giacomo Carissimi was a prolific composer of motets and cantatas, who also greatly influenced the developments of the Latin oratorio. This set brings together his 28 motets that were published under the title Arion Romanus by Giovanni Battista Mocchi, a student and loyal admirer of Carissimi. Arion was an ancient Greek bard and musician, who, in Greek and Roman mythology, was thrown overboard by pirates and rescued by a dolphin. In the liner notes that accompany this collection, the authors draw fascinating parallels between Arion and Carissimi himself: both were accomplished, charismatic and influential artists and musicians, and just as Arion was plunged into the depths of the sea, Carissimi explored the depths of the sacred music tradition to create a perfect synthesis of spiritual contemplation and intense emotional expression. The motets from the Arion Romanus collection also showcase his mastery of a wide range of formal structures, from the concertato to the madrigal.

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Antonio Mazzoni: Aminta, il Re pastore (2007)

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Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compania Opera de Camara - Antonio Mazzoni: Aminta, il Re pastore (2007)

Juan Bautista Otero, Real Compañía Ópera de Cámara - Antonio Mazzoni: Aminta, il Rè pastore (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 711 Mb | Total time: 135:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617201 | Recorded: 2006

Here is yet another operatic masterpiece reborn thanks to Juan Bautista Otero and his splendid Réal Compania Opera de Camara. 'Aminta, il re pastore' is an extraordinary work which the famed castrato Farinelli commissioned from the Bolognese composer Mazzoni after the huge success of his two operas produced in Lisbon, 'La clemenza di Tito' and 'Antigono'. Faithfully following Metastasio's original libretto, Mazzoni composed here a sublime opera seria in 3 acts, shorter than usual, with a blend of pathos, delicacy of expression and virtuosity that gives a marvelously complete picture of what one might call 'the Farinelli sound'.

Various Artists - Orgels In Nederland - Dutch Organs 1511-1896 (2005) {20CD Box Set De Banier-Stemra 9033605619}

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Various Artists - Orgels In Nederland - Dutch Organs 1511-1896 (2005) {20CD Box Set De Banier-Stemra 9033605619}

Various Artists - Orgels In Nederland - Dutch Organs 1511-1896 (2005) {20CD Box Set De Banier-Stemra 9033605619}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 6.33 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 346 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 239 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 De Banier / Stemra | 9033605619
Classical / Organ Music

Unique! That is how the CD-box ‘Orgels in Nederland | Dutch organs’ can be described. An extensive project containing a book and some CDs, put together by Okke Dijkhuizen who participated in the organ recordings for EO radio many years. One hundred recordings of monumental big organs and also of some smaller and less known instruments. The book (both in Dutch and English) contains a general introduction of the organs, as well as some historical facts and the disposition of the recorded instruments. The editor has aimed at a diversity of organ-builders as big as possible and a balanced regional representation. The result is a fascinating selection, for lovers of organs a ‘partner for life’. Book (Dutch and English), 288 pages incl. 20 CDs.

The Consort of Musicke - William Lawes: Dialogues, Psalmes & Elegies (2006)

Posted By: tirexiss
The Consort of Musicke - William Lawes: Dialogues, Psalmes & Elegies (2006)

The Consort of Musicke - William Lawes: Dialogues, Psalmes & Elegies (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:11 | 255 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Explore Records | Catalog: EXP0011

The conventional view of the Lawes brothers sees the older, Henry, as achieving greatness as a writer of songs and the younger, William, as doing his best work in his instrumental music.

Emanuel Feuermann - The Emanuel Feuermann Edition (2016) {Heritage Digital Download}

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Emanuel Feuermann - The Emanuel Feuermann Edition (2016) {Heritage Digital Download}

Emanuel Feuermann - The Emanuel Feuermann Edition (2016) {Heritage Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 1.02 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 668 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Heritage Records | HTGCD401 – 5060332660438
Classical / Cello / Chamber Music / Historical Works / Orchestral Music

The Complete English Columbia Recordings & Early German Parlophone Recordings. The first Heritage release to re-issue material from the Pearl catalogue. This 4 CD set brings together the complete English Columbia recordings and rare, early German Parlophone recordings of Emanuel Feuermann. Feuermann is the cellist’s cellist par excellence, and many would claim him as the greatest of the century. He did not however, in his lifetime, make the headway he deserved, partly because he died at such an early age and partly because he was forever overshadowed by the colossal figure of Pablo Caslas. This edition includes extensive biographical and discographical notes – an illuminating package which provides an invaluable overview of one of the most talented string players ever to have graced the stage.

Johannes Schenck - Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte: Works for Viola Da Gamba (2000) (Repost)

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Johannes Schenck - Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte: Works for Viola Da Gamba (2000) (Repost)

Johannes Schenck - Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte: Works for Viola Da Gamba (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 361.08 Mb | 67:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO (cpo999682-2)

Is it too early to start my "Recordings of the Year" list? The music and performances on this release are nothing short of a revelation. CPO is always willing to take a chance on a rare composer, and this gamble hits the jackpot. […] This is among the most brilliant, sophisticated music to come out of the Baroque, and Schenck's mastery of the possibilities of the viola da gamba surely rivals Saint-Colombe and Marais. His style shows all the usual French, German, and Italian influences, with a slight emphasis on the French but with a decidedly Germanic attitude toward the dance forms.

Adam Falckenhagen & Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Opere Per Liuto - Paul Beier (2014) {Magnatune Digital Download rec 1994}

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Adam Falckenhagen & Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Opere Per Liuto - Paul Beier (2014) {Magnatune Digital Download rec 1994}

Adam Falckenhagen & Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Opere Per Liuto - Paul Beier (2014) {Magnatune Digital Download rec 1994}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 287 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Magnatune
Classical / Baroque / Instrumental / Lute

It is a pleasure to see the rerelease of Paul Beier's first effort on the Baroque Lute, recorded in a small church in Switzerland nearly twenty years ago. He had originally planned a program that included the works presented here, plus the suite in E minor by Bach, but after editing we found that the total time of the recording was over 90 minutes, and so sacrificed the Bach suite to be able to release the CD (which can hold no more than 80 minutes worth of music).

Hille Perl, Christine Schornsheim, Lee Santana- J.S. Bach - Trio Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (2009)

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Hille Perl, Christine Schornsheim, Lee Santana- J.S. Bach - Trio Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (2009)

Hille Perl, Christine Schornsheim, Lee Santana- J.S. Bach - Trio Sonatas Nos. 1-6 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:24 | 531 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 88697526972 2

Hille Perl is widely regarded as one of the leading viola da gambists in the world. Because of the prominence of her instrument in the Baroque era, her repertory is rich in works from that period, with the names, J.S. Bach, Telemann, Marin Marais, Sainte-Colombe, and other 17th and 18th century composers headlining her concert programs and recordings. Perl also plays the treble viol, the seven-string bass viol, Baroque guitar, Lirone, and Xarana.

Handel - The Complete Solo Sonatas for Wind Instruments - Kuijken, Van Heyghen, Ponseele (2015) {2CD Accent Digital Download}

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Handel - The Complete Solo Sonatas for Wind Instruments - Kuijken, Van Heyghen, Ponseele (2015) {2CD Accent Digital Download}

Handel - The Complete Solo Sonatas for Wind Instruments - Kuijken, Van Heyghen, Ponseele (2015) {2CD Accent Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 842 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 344 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Accent | ACC 24308
Classical / Baroque

Handel's solo sonatas exist in versions for various wind instruments as well as for violin, in some cases differing in their respective keys and number of movements. Many were reworked in later printed editions so that they would be playable on the transverse flute, an instrument that was becoming ever more popular in England at that time. This release of the complete wind sonatas takes into account the different versions of the pieces. The soloists are proven experts in their field: flutist Barthold Kuijken, recorder player Peter Van Heyghen and oboist Marcel Ponseele.

Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)

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Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)

Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:19:17 | 698 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pinchgut Live | Catalog: PG003

Pinchgut Opera presented one of the glories of the French baroque for the first time in Australia. Castor & Pollux is Rameau's finest creation. It's a story based in mythology about the self-sacrificing love between two brothers. The music goes straight to the heart. With some of the most beautiful vocal and orchestral writing of the period, the opera was an instant hit when it was first presented.

Phantasm, Elizabeth Kenny - John Dowland: Lachrimae Or Seven Tears (2016)

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Phantasm, Elizabeth Kenny - John Dowland: Lachrimae Or Seven Tears (2016)

Phantasm, Elizabeth Kenny - John Dowland: Lachrimae Or Seven Tears (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 57:31 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 527

John Dowland's Lachrimae or Seven Tears is a series of seven instrumental pavans in five parts, based on the melody of his lute song, Flow, My Tears, followed by a collection of diverse dances. This famous book of chamber pieces is presented complete by the viol consort Phantasm, which is joined by lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, and their expert interpretations have the characteristic mix of poetic melancholy and courtly elegance that define Dowland's music.

Bach - Cello Suites (Jean-Guihen Queyras) (2007)

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Bach - Cello Suites (Jean-Guihen Queyras) (2007)

Bach - Cello Suites (Jean-Guihen Queyras) (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork., d.booklet | 573 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 299 mb
Classical, Cello | Label: Harmonia Mundi / HMC901970.71

In a promotional DVD accompanying this release Jean-Guihen Queyras cites the abundance of excellent Bach Cello Suites cycles on the market as one reason he waited until 2007 to commit his interpretations to disc. Queyras needn't have worried, for his playing is never less than beautiful, eloquent, and thoroughly world-class. It fuses the most apparent characteristics distinguishing certain memorable editions: Schiff's shapely melodic parsing, Pergamenschikov's infectious feeling for the dance, Bylsma's period-performance innovations, and Tortelier's purity of tone.

Paolo Tognon & La Bande des Hautbois du Roi - Lully: Suite from Atys, La follie d'Espagne and Proserpine (1999)

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Paolo Tognon & La Bande des Hautbois du Roi - Lully: Suite from Atys, La follie d'Espagne and Proserpine (1999)

Paolo Tognon & La Bande des Hautbois du Roi - Lully: Suite from Atys, La follie d'Espagne and Proserpine (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 223.75 Mb | 51:52 | Scans included
Classical opera suites | Label: Nuova Era (ORF086)

La Bande des Hautbois du Roi è un insieme di strumenti a fiato dedito al repertorio della musica di corte francese, inglese e tedesca del '700 e riprende nel suo organico l'insieme strumentale a fiato in uso nella corte di Versailles fra il XVII e il XVIII secolo. Tutti i componenti hanno studiato con i migliori specialisti europei e individualmente hanno preso parte all'attività di inportanti orchestre ed ensembles con strumenti originali, quali: European Union Baroque Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, Le Concert de Nations, Capella Savaria, Wiener Akademie, The Age of the Enlightement, The English Baroque Soloists, Cappella di S.Petronio, I Barocchisti, Academia de Li Musici, Athestis Consort, Ensemble Elyma.

Paolo Tognon & La Bande des Hautbois du Roy - Musica a Versailles (2CD) (2002)

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Paolo Tognon & La Bande des Hautbois du Roy - Musica a Versailles (2CD) (2002)

Paolo Tognon & La Bande des Hautbois du Roy - Musica a Versailles (2CD) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 266.55 Mb (CD1) + 216.74 Mb (CD2) + 20.90 Mb (Scans) | 01:49:59
Classical opera suites | Label: Amadeus (AM 074-75)

La rappresentazione del potere tramite la forza dell'arte e tratto distintivo e peculiare delle società di ancien regime. La volonta di veicolare l’immagine e il suono in una dimensione altra, legata essenzialmente a un universo più squisitamente politico, non è certo invenzione dei nostri recenti e miseri giorni. Gli esempi di questa pratica, che si assommano nelle pagine degli storici, sono innumerevoli: ma forse il primato va assegnato a una stagione appartenuta a un regno, o meglio a un re, europeo.