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Weser-Renaissance Bremen & Manfred Cordes - Walter, J: Geystliches Gesangk Buchleyn (1524-25) (2018)

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Weser-Renaissance Bremen & Manfred Cordes - Walter, J: Geystliches Gesangk Buchleyn (1524-25) (2018)

Weser-Renaissance Bremen & Manfred Cordes - Walter, J: Geystliches Gesangk Buchleyn (1524-25) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 324 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 169 Mb | 01:12:02
Classical, Sacred | Label: CPO

A new era in church music dawned with the creation of German-language sacred songs functioning as the counterpart to Latin Gregorian chant. The WESER-RENAISSANCE ensemble under its experienced conductor Manfred Cordes is now presenting a colourful selection of the most beautiful hymn settings from the Wittenberg first edition of 1524-25. The Urkantor Johann Walter was a close associate of Martin Luther and the founding father of the important institutional and artistic tradition of the Protestant cantorate.

Pierre de la Rue - Masses - Beauty Farm (2018) {fra bernardo fb1800751 Digital Download}

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Pierre de la Rue - Masses - Beauty Farm (2018) {fra bernardo fb1800751 Digital Download}

Pierre de la Rue - Masses - Beauty Farm (2018) {fra bernardo fb1800751 Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 628 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 313 Mb
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© 2018 fra bernardo | fb 1800751
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music / Sacred / Polyphony / Masses

Beauty Farm is a 2014 founded vocal group focused on the Franco-Flemish polyphony of the renaissance. The international ensemble is based in the Carthusian Monastery at Mauerbach (Austria). The singers are members of well known ensembles like Capilla flamenca, Huelgas Ensemble, Vox Luminis, Collegium Vocale Gent and Graindelavoix. On this extensive release, the ever-acclaimed vocal quartet presents four masses of Pierre de la Rue, all composed during the composer's last creative period. Pierre de la Rue is one of the most fascinating and yet most elusive members of the talented generation of composers from around 1500. On the works recorded here he demonstrates his complete polyphonic skills and thus gives the melancholy an intellectual, complex nuance. The necessary lightness is provided by the voices of Bart Uvyn, Hans Jörg Mammel, Hannes Wagner and Joachim Höchbauer.

Tómas Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) - Sacred Works - Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (2011) {10CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}

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Tómas Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) - Sacred Works - Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (2011) {10CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}

Tómas Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) - Sacred Works - Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone (2011) {10CD Set Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 2.86 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.56 Gb
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© 2011 Deutsche Grammophon / ARCHIV Produktion | 0289 477 9747
Classical / Renaissance / Choral

Although the large box and the Sacred Works title might lead you to expect a complete collection of Tomás Luis de Victoria's sacred music, that's not what it is, and in fact some famous pieces, such as the Requiem in six parts, are not included. Instead, conductor Michael Noone lists the criteria for inclusion as follows: the collection focuses on works Victoria composed in Madrid, works that are preserved in manuscripts, works or versions of works that have never been recorded, and works involving an organ or winds, or written in sections that alternate with chant.

The Sound and The Fury - Firminus Caron: Masses & Chansons (2013)

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The Sound and The Fury - Firminus Caron: Masses & Chansons (2013)

The Sound and The Fury - Firminus Caron: Masses & Chansons (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:10:14 | 1 Gb
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Fra Bernardo | Catalog: fb 1207302

Continuing their forays through the less well-known parts of the Renaissance repertory, The Sound and the Fury now give us almost the entire known works of Firminus Caron (active in the 1460s and ’70s) – lacking only a dozen or so secular pieces. The top line is taken throughout by the peerless David Erler, a man who seems unable to produce an inelegant line or a less than lovely sound.

John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}

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John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}

John Dunstaple (c. 1390-1453) - Musician to the Plantagenets - Orlando Consort (1995) {Metronome METCD1009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 336 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
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© 1995 Metronome Recordings | METCD1009
Classical / Medieval / Early Renaissance / Polyphony / Choral

John Dunstaple was one of the most celebrated composers of the medieval period. Tantalisingly little is known about him, and what little is known is tantalising. He served in the courts of the family of Henry V and two pieces here were performed in Canterbury Cathedral to celebrate Henry V's victory at Agincourt. The booklet includes illustrations from the only known surviving Dunstaple autograph manuscript, an astronomical treatise in Emmanuel College library. "A treasure trove of unfamiliar and little heard masterpieces, this imaginative record is a model of what can be achieved when scholars and performers genuinely collaborate"

Jordi Savall - La Folia, 1490-1701 (1998) {Alia Vox AV9805}

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Jordi Savall - La Folia, 1490-1701 (1998) {Alia Vox AV9805}

Jordi Savall - La Folia, 1490-1701 (1998) {Alia Vox AV9805}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 315 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 128 Mb
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© 1998 Alia Vox | AV 9805
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music

After years of playing the various Folias by Diego Ortiz, Antonio de Cabezón, Antonio Martín y Coll, Arcangelo Corelli and Marin Marais, it became clear to us that there were certain links between the origin and evolution of the important art of musical improvisation and variation and the viola da gamba, or bass viol, itself. In fact, it is no mere coincidence that, throughout the 16th century, and in places as different as France (Adrian Le Roy, 1551), Italy (Vicenzo Ruffo, 1564) and Germany (Matthäus Waissel, 1573), we find references in the various manuscripts and printed documents to the term “gamba”, used as a synonym for “Folia”.

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI - Altre Follie, 1500-1750 (2005) {Alia Vox AVSA9844}

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Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI - Altre Follie, 1500-1750 (2005) {Alia Vox AVSA9844}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI - Altre Follie, 1500-1750 (2005) {Alia Vox AVSA9844}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 430 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
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© 2005 Alia Vox | AVSA 9844
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music

Throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, as the new, centralized power of the absolute state was established in most European nations, royal courts all over Europe became the very heart of cultural and artistic life in their respective countries. They assembled an elite of aristocratic courtiers who were expected to master the principles of poetry, dance and vocal and instrumental music, as much as they were supposed to follow a strict and complex etiquette in all aspects of daily social interaction, adopt a luxurious and ever-changing fashion code, or sustain a refined conversation with a lady.

Corina Marti, Michal Gondko - Von edler Art: Fifteenth-century German music for keyboard & plucked stringed instrument (2008)

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Corina Marti, Michal Gondko - Von edler Art: Fifteenth-century German music for keyboard & plucked stringed instrument (2008)

Corina Marti, Michal Gondko - Von edler Art (2008)
Fifteenth-century German music for keyboard and plucked stringed instruments

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ramée | # RAM 0802 | Time: 01:07:20

Interrelated traditions of keyboard and lute playing that flourished in German-speaking lands in the age immediately predating the invention of music printing have fascinated us ever since our very first encounter with the surviving repertoire that originated from these traditions. Fifteenth-century music for keyboard and plucked stringed instruments is without doubt an exciting area in the early history of European instrumental music, but one paradoxically seldom visited by performers and thus virtually unknown to the wider public. Many pieces are recorded here for the first time, and it is our hope that the present disc may contribute to restoring the remnants of a once flourishing and highly refined art to the place they deserve in the awareness of music lovers.

Glen Wilson - Ammerbach: Harpsichord Works from the Tabulaturbuch (1571) (2007)

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Glen Wilson - Ammerbach: Harpsichord Works from the Tabulaturbuch (1571) (2007)

Glen Wilson - Ammerbach: Harpsichord Works from the Tabulaturbuch (1571) (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:38 | 439 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.570335

The sixteenth-century Leipzig organist Elias Nicolaus Ammerbach is remembered above all for his Tabulaturbuch, a collection of keyboard arrangements of songs, dances and other works, variously ornamented, and intended as a means of teaching both keyboard-playing and the foundations of music. He is one of the 16th century German ‘colourists’, who added virtuoso passage-work to pre-existing works.

Hesperion XX, Jordi Savall - William Brade: Hamburger Ratsmusik - Consort Music C. 1600 (1998)

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Hesperion XX, Jordi Savall - William Brade: Hamburger Ratsmusik - Consort Music C. 1600 (1998)

Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall - William Brade: Hamburger Ratsmusik - Consort Music C. 1600 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:36
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, BMG Classics | # 05472 77476 2

English composer and violinist William Brade was a significant transitional figure in instrumental music between the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Brade is credited with transplanting English musical practices most readily associated with William Byrd, Peter Philips, and John Dowland to North German and Scandinavian soil, and in aiding the transformation from the Renaissance notion of the English consort to the more continental Baroque idea of a string orchestra.

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - New World Symphonies: Baroque Music from Latin America (2003) (Repost)

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Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - New World Symphonies: Baroque Music from Latin America (2003) (Repost)

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - New World Symphonies: Baroque Music from Latin America (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:40 | 308 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA67380

Following the discovery of the Americas, Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church was established with incredible speed. Many of the Native Indians were part of highly sophisticated civilizations, most notably the Aztecs and the Incas, and were very responsive to the new ideas, especially music, which was already an important social and spiritual element in their lives.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Jeanne D'Arc: Batailles & Prisons (2012) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9891 A+B}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Jeanne D'Arc: Batailles & Prisons (2012) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9891 A+B}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Jeanne D'Arc: Batailles & Prisons (2012) {2CD Set Alia Vox AVSA 9891 A+B}
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© 2012 Alia Vox | AVSA 9891 A+B
Classical / Chamber Music / Medieval / Renaissance

Twenty years after his work on the soundtrack of Jacques Rivette's movie Jeanne la Pucelle, Jordi Savall returns to this powerful subject matter and presents a new set dedicated to the mother figure of the struggle for French independence. The music on Joan of Arc - Battles and Prisons provides the perfect atmosphere for Savall's fresh look this historical icon. Alongside works by composers from the time of Joan of Arc (Guillaume Dufay, Josquin Desprez, Johannes Vincenet, Johannes Cornago, etc.), the set also features compositions and arrangements by Jordi Savall. The biographical program of the set is further illustrated through spoken dialogue. The accompanying 500 page, six language hardbound book is richly illustrated and provides historical perspective as well as texts and translations. The result is an amazingly vivid portrait of a troubled time.

Paolo Pandolfo - Improvisando (2006)

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Paolo Pandolfo - Improvisando (2006)

Paolo Pandolfo - Improvisando (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:52 | 392 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCDP 30409

Paolo Pandolfo is a virtuoso on the viola da gamba, and his usual repertoire includes the Bach cello suites. But he is also a passionate advocate of the art of improvisation, and this CD is devoted to 15 pieces that he and an ensemble including harpsichord, organ, theorbo, vihuela, violone, and voice improvised together. The concept of a classical musician improvising in this day and age is, if not unheard of, extremely rare.

Fabio Antonio Falcone - Andrea Antico & Marco Antonio Cavazzoni: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)

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Fabio Antonio Falcone - Andrea Antico & Marco Antonio Cavazzoni: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)

Fabio Antonio Falcone - Andrea Antico & Marco Antonio Cavazzoni: Complete Keyboard Music (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:17 | 426 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 95007

On this CD Fabio Antonio Falcone presents recordings of possibly the two oldest examples of printed keyboard music. He uses three instruments, each of distinctive character: an Italian harpsichord after Alessandro Trasuntino (Venezia 1531) and a polygonal virginal after Domenico da Pesaro (ca.1550), both built by Roberto Livi. For Cavazzoni, he plays the organ of the Church of San Giuseppe, Montevecchio di Pergola, an instrument by a builder now unknown, which dates back to the end of the 17th century.

Jordi Savall - Musica Nova (2018)

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Jordi Savall - Musica Nova (2018)

Jordi Savall - Musica Nova (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 411 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | 01:17:43
Classical | Label: Alia Vox

Perhaps it all goes back to one dark winter’s night of the incipient and hope-filled year of 1400, at the dawn of a century that had just begun. A century which was soon to unravel the marvellous stories and odysseys of a newly rediscovered millennial civilization, an ancient era when philosophers taught wisdom and humanity, when the music of Orpheus could tame even the most savage of beasts. In the midst of so many novelties and marvels, it is no wonder that minstrels aspired to a new, more expressive and richer sound, to create a musica nova, or a new music, that came from a single instrument combining the love song of the old vihuela de arco or bowed fiddle, the rebab or troubadour’s rebec, and the sweet sounds of the Moorish lute, with its potential for beautiful harmonies and joyful rhythms, which gave way to the vihuela de mano in the wake of the successive expulsions of the Jews in 1492 and the Moriscos in 1609.