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Davide Ficco & Rossana Bertini - Giuliani: Opere solistiche per voce e chitarra (2018)

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Davide Ficco & Rossana Bertini - Giuliani: Opere solistiche per voce e chitarra (2018)

Davide Ficco & Rossana Bertini - Giuliani: Opere solistiche per voce e chitarra (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:19:15 | 167 MB
Label: Tactus

Mauro Giuliani is one of the most important figures within the history of the guitar. After spending his early years in Bisceglie, Barletta and Trieste, he moved to Vienna in 1806, instantly becoming an integral part of the prestigious musical circles within the city. He was an esteemed friend of, amongst others, Beethoven, Haydn and almost certainly Schubert, and a partner in the concert performances of virtuosos such as Hummel, Moscheles and Mayseder. The works presented on this release are performed in a historically sensitive manner, and combine the two musical genres to which Giuliani devoted his greatest efforts: vocal chamber music, and, to a greater degree, the solo guitar repertoire.

Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)

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Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)

Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 361 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 19 | Time: 72:37 min

William Jackson of Exeter (17301803) was a painter and writer as well as a composer, but he has been, until now, something of a hidden treasure. As Timothy Roberts writes in his introduction to this first album of Jacksons music, his songs are rooted in English traditions, and if his harmonies rarely move beyond those of Corelli and Handel, Jacksons emphasis on sensibility also brings hints of early Romanticism. One contemporary observed that His melodies were pure and natural, resulting in music that is both elegant and charming. This recording brings two esteemed early-music stars into the Toccata Classics catalogue: Dame Emma Kirkby and Charles Daniels.

Orlando Consort - Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)

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Orlando Consort - Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)

Orlando Consort - Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:03:30 | 262 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion Records

The latest instalment in a series which continues to garner the highest critical plaudits. The Orlando Consort bring their customary virtues of ‘supreme text-sensitivity and beauty of tone’ (Early Music Today) to another recital showcasing the breadth of Machaut’s musical and poetic inventiveness.

Emma Kirkby & Anthony Rooley - Honey from the Hive: Songs by John Dowland (2005) {BIS-SACD-1475}

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Emma Kirkby & Anthony Rooley - Honey from the Hive: Songs by John Dowland (2005) {BIS-SACD-1475}

Emma Kirkby & Anthony Rooley - Honey from the Hive: Songs by John Dowland (2005) {BIS-SACD-1475}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 288 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 BIS Records AB | BIS-SACD-1475
Classical / Renaissance / Vocal Music / Lute

If the court of Elizabeth I could be compared to a bee-hive, John Dowland was one of its workers, tirelessly bringing in news from the Continent which he constantly visited, and as tirelessly producing the spiritual sustenance vital for the court's existence. It is this honey that Emma Kirkby and Anthony Rooley have gathered in an imaginative recital that focuses on Dowland's relationship to his various patrons – among them Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex.

Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)

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Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)

Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:26:37 | 541 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10935

Arthur Sullivan always wanted to be known more as a serious composer than one of comic opera, and his Symphony in E minor ("Irish") and his grand opera Ivanhoe, immensely popular in its own time, have been revived in recent decades. The same cannot be said of his songs, which are all but unknown except for The Lost Chord. That chestnut is not even included on this expansive two-disc survey, a highly worthwhile look into Sullivan the song composer.

VA - Bernstein: The Essentials (2018)

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VA - Bernstein: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Bernstein: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 514 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 110:20 min

American conductor and composer who straddled the divide between serious classical music and 'show bizz'.

VA - Musiques maçonniques (2018)

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VA - Musiques maçonniques (2018)

VA - Musiques maçonniques (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 606 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 33 | Time: 141:11 min

A l’occasion du tricentenaire de la Franc-maçonnerie, découvrez dans ce double CD toute la force spirituelle et universelle des plus belles pages de la musique classique maçonnique interprétées par des artistes de légendes (Natalie Dessay, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Aldo Ciccolini, William Christie, Claudio Abbado…). De la Musique funèbre maçonnique et de la Flûte enchantée de Mozart à l’Ode à la joie de Beethoven, du Chant pour les frères nouvellement initiés à la Marche de la Grande Loge, retrouvez toute l’harmonie des musiques et des chants qui résonnaient dans les temples maçonniques.

Stile Galante & Stefano Aresi - Porpora: L'amato nome (2018)

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Stile Galante & Stefano Aresi - Porpora: L'amato nome (2018)

Stile Galante & Stefano Aresi - Porpora: L'amato nome (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 720 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 44 | Time: 147:50 min

Nicola Porpora’s Op1 set of Italian chamber cantatas receive a new and striking reading directed by Stefano Aresi, a leading interpreter of the Late Baroque composer. Neapolitan-born Porpora brough this nuove musiche with him in the early 1730s when he had set out for London (with his pupil Farinelli) to take advantage of the perceived wavering of Handel’s operatic fame there. Porpora, espying an opportunity there just as Handel himself had done before, quickly ingratiated himself with the nobility in Britain and his 12 cantatas, though probably written in Naples, were published under the patronage of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales of Great Britain.

Concerto Copenhagen, Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Gade: Erlkönigs Tochter (2018)

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Concerto Copenhagen, Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Gade: Erlkönigs Tochter (2018)

Concerto Copenhagen, Danish National Vocal Ensemble & Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Gade: Erlkönigs Tochter (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 187 MB
Label: Dacapo | Tracks: 11 | Time: 42:29 min

Elverskud (The Elf-King's Daughter) is a dramatic cantata from 1854, based on Danish medieval ballads. It became one of Niels W. Gade's greatest successes,not only in his native Denmark, but throughout Europe, where Elverskud was performed several hundred times, often conducted by Gade himself. Gade was especially admired in Germany, and on this album Elverskudis not only played on period instruments for the first time, but is also sung for the first time with the German text that brought the work international fame.

Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}

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Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}

Emma Kirkby - Magnificat - Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation, Antony Walker (2006) {ABC Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (prestoclassical.co.uk) -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 ABC Classics | ABC4765255
Classical / Vocal Music / Choral / Baroque

Widely considered as one of the leading exponents in early music, Emma Kirkby is renowned for her purity of production, clarity of diction and extraordinary degree of vocal control. From this release it is obvious that Emma Kirkby's artistic vigour and sense of discovery are undiminished. Alongside her incomparable performances of well-loved works such as Bach's cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, she uses the esteem in which she is held by musicians and audiences alike to champion long-forgotten repertory such as William Hayes's The Passions. Emma is accompanied by Cantillation and the Orchestra of the Antipodes conducted by Antony Walker.

Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2008) (Repost)

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Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2008) (Repost)

Philippe Herreweghe - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:15 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 501608

This is a rather brisk reading of Brahms' masterpiece, the most ambitious work in his output and one of the greatest compositions of its type. Though Herreweghe's tempos often pushed the music to its limits here (except for the first section), the performance never actually sounded fast, or at least not offensively fast. In fact, it challenges the Levine/RCA effort.

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Geminiano Giacomelli: Fiamma Vorace (2018)

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Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Geminiano Giacomelli: Fiamma Vorace (2018)

Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Musica Fiorita & Daniela Dolci - Geminiano Giacomelli: Fiamma Vorace (2018)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 370 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 22 | Time: 77:47 min

Geminiano Giacomelli (1692-1740), like many other composers of his time, enjoyed wide popularity during his lifetime thanks to his operatic endeavors and was later forgotten, a victim of the rapid changes in vocal taste and style.

Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)

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Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)

Ricercar Consort & Philippe Pierlot - J.S. Bach: Consolatio (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 369 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 24 | Time: 66:03 min

Here are the first cantatas Bach presented in Leipzig: sinfonia, chorus, chorale, recitative, the most diverse of arias, all stamped with the composer’s eloquence, but also brimming with poetry amid their profound spiritual commentaries. An exceptional artistry is displayed here, prefiguring the sublime musical offerings that the congregation were to hear Sunday after Sunday . . .

Lousine Zakarian - Krounk / Crane [1997]

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Lousine Zakarian - Krounk / Crane [1997]

Lousine Zakarian - Krounk / Crane [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 314.26 MB
Classical | Parseghian recorts | PR-CD-11-41

The vendor service was fine. Zakarian's voice is one of the most sublime ever. I bought the CD particularly to have her singing Ur es mayr im. It's one of those all too common ironies that some of the greatest artists haven't been provided with the best recording engineering, though. The five stars are given so as not to detract from the vendor, and of course, the music.

Arax Mansourian & Arthur Aharonian - Komitas [1994]

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Arax Mansourian & Arthur Aharonian - Komitas [1994]

Arax Mansourian & Arthur Aharonian - Komitas [1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 171.6 MB
Classical | Label: Arax Mansourian | Catalog Number: 885767270183

… Arax Mansourian's recordings of medieval Armenian chants are an important part of the treasure vault of Armenian music. In the 1990's, during a liturgical festival, she toured 14 cities in France with an all male Armenian choir. French Armenian artist Garzou said …….“Arax Mansourian was divine in Yekmalian's liturgy. As if she wasn't a singer but virgin Mary herself, so impressive and powerful was her singing…”