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Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Arie Antiche (1997)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Arie Antiche (1997)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Arie Antiche (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:27 | 269 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Philips | Catalog: 476244

This disc, originally recorded in 1997, has been issued in various forms; the current Arie Antiche (Antique Arias) title is better than the British release that bestowed upon the program the wimpy title of Dmitri Hvorostovsky Sings Classical Arias. Most of the arias are Baroque, not Classical, and a few come from early in the Baroque era territory on which few mainstream operatic vocalists have dared to tread.

Olga Borodina, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Arias / Duets (1998)

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Olga Borodina, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Arias / Duets (1998)

Olga Borodina, Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Arias / Duets (1998)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:38 | 279 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Philips | Catalog: 289 454 439-2

The concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall in April last year was one of those rousing ringside events where the supporters gather as at a great party and everybody has a tremendous time cheering and asking for more. The recording was made the following month in Henry Wood Hall, and it preserves much of the sparky atmosphere of the live occasion though of course leaving to us the cheering (which I’m afraid in this establishment is reduced to a grunt or two, usually of approval, from the depths of the armchair).

Rafael Fingerlos & Sascha el Mouissi - Stille und Nacht (2017)

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Rafael Fingerlos & Sascha el Mouissi - Stille und Nacht (2017)

Rafael Fingerlos & Sascha el Mouissi - Stille und Nacht
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:31 min | 219 MB
Label: Orchid Classics | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

On the occasion of the 200th birthday of the song Stille Nacht (Silent Night), the Salzburg baritone Rafael Fingerlos, who grew up in the Stille Nacht community of Mariapfarr im Lungau, and his piano partner Sascha El Mouissi wish to approach the subjects of 'stillness' and 'night' in a completely new manner. The intentionally secular, loving selection of poetry settings of the most widely varied romantic composers forms a counterpoint to the repertoire of customary Christmas CDs.

Klaus Mertens, Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - Dresden 1652: Werke von Christoph Bernhard und Christian Herwich (2005)

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Klaus Mertens, Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - Dresden 1652: Werke von Christoph Bernhard und Christian Herwich (2005)

Klaus Mertens, Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - Dresden 1652: Werke von Christoph Bernhard und Christian Herwich (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:20 | 276 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: New Classical Adventure | Catalog: 60147

Die Hamburger Ratsmusik: ein Ensemble mit 500-jähriger Geschichte. Dieser Gegensatz reizt zum kreativen Dialog zwischen Tradition und Gegenwart, von Alter Musik und lebendiger Interpretation. Die Anfänge der Hamburger Ratsmusik reichen zurück bis ins 16. Jahrhundert. Nach dem Grundsatz „Gott zu Ehren und Hamburg zur Lust, Ergötzlichkeit und Nutz“ leistete sich die Stadt ein Eliteensemble von acht Ratsmusikern, das vielen fürstlichen Hofkapellen Konkurrenz machen konnte.

Yasunori Imamura, Fons Musicae, Monique Zanetti, Pascal Bertin - Antonio Caldara: Cantate e Sonate (2003)

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Yasunori Imamura, Fons Musicae, Monique Zanetti, Pascal Bertin - Antonio Caldara: Cantate e Sonate (2003)

Yasunori Imamura, Fons Musicae, Monique Zanetti, Pascal Bertin - Antonio Caldara: Cantate e Sonate (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 414 Mb | Total time: 76:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pan Classics | # 10 139 | Recorded: 2001

Antonio Caldara is one of those composers from Italy whose career brought him to Vienna, where he composed and performed mainly oratorios. He started his career in Venice where he was born in 1670 and where he studied with Giovanni Legrenzi. Being an accomplished cellist he was probably a member of the orchestras of the opera houses in Venice. In the 1690's he published two collections of trio sonatas, which are following the example of Corelli. His first opus, published in Venice in 1693, was again published by Roger in Amsterdam in 1698, a sign of their popularity. The chaconne which concludes his collection of 12 trio sonatas opus 2, could be interpreted as a tribute to Corelli, who also concludes his opus 2 with a chaconne.

Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009) (Repost)

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Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009) (Repost)

Dorothee Mields, Bach Concentus, Ewald Demeyere - Telemann: Secular Cantatas & Overtures (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:10 | 519 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Accent | Catalog: ACC 24199

The Augustinus Muziekcentrum in Antwerp is a deconsecrated church repurposed for concerts, especially in the field of early music. The venue may work well for some pieces, but it's bothersome in this program of comic vocal and instrumental music by Telemann, where it's completely inappropriate. The two comic cantatas here presuppose an intimate environment of connoisseurs, but the voice of soprano soloist Dorothee Mields gets lots in the church's vast spaces to such an extent that text intelligibility is a problem, even with the aid of printed texts in German, Dutch, French, and English./quote]

Kammerchor Stuttgart, Barockorchester Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - J.S. Bach: Ein feste Burg (2017)

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Kammerchor Stuttgart, Barockorchester Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - J.S. Bach: Ein feste Burg (2017)

Kammerchor Stuttgart, Barockorchester Stuttgart & Frieder Bernius - J.S. Bach: Ein feste Burg (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:48:49 | 116 MB
Label: Carus

With its highly complex and artful opening chorus, the cantata Ein feste Burg is one of the highlights among Bach's cantatas. With the Kammerchor Stuttgart under Frieder Bernius and the soloists Sarah Wegener, David Allsopp, Thomas Hobbs and Peter Harvey, this masterpiece finds a more than adequate recording here. The cantata is supplemented by the Missa brevis in G minor, BWV 235, one of the four Lutheran masses Bach composed at the end of the 1730s.

Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (2017)

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Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 (2017)

Gaechinger Cantorey & Hans-Christoph Rademann - Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 151:11 min | 685 MB
Label: Carus | Tracks: 66 | Rls.date: 2017

Originally written for the three days of Christmastide 1734 and the beginning of 1735, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio has since gone on to become an established part of Advent and Christmas – just like turkey and Christmas pudding. With soloists Regula Muhlemann, Anna Lucia Richter, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Sebastian Kohlhepp, and Michael Nagy, the newly-formed enembles of the Gaechinger Cantorey conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann celebrate their first Christmas Oratorio together with this recording of all six cantatas!

Nina Stemme - Wiener Staatsoper Live: Nina Stemme Sings Wagner (2017)

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Nina Stemme - Wiener Staatsoper Live: Nina Stemme Sings Wagner (2017)

Nina Stemme - Wiener Staatsoper Live: Nina Stemme Sings Wagner
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 76:11 min | 326 MB
Label: Orfeo | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

In the erratic and often short-lived field of vocal art and opera it is still possible, and so heart-warming, to experience an exceptional artist with a more permanent and positive future. TheSwedish-born singer Nina Stemme is just such an artist. For the past fifteen years or so she has been enchanting the great music venues of the world with impressive continuity while growing inartistic maturity in the challenging, great, dramatic soprano roles.

Vivica Genaux, Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta - A Tribute to Faustina Bordoni: Hasse, Handel (2012) (Repost)

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Vivica Genaux, Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta - A Tribute to Faustina Bordoni: Hasse, Handel (2012) (Repost)

Vivica Genaux, Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta - A Tribute to Faustina Bordoni: Hasse, Handel (2012)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:08 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 88883773352

Faustina Bordoni was one half of Handel’s so-called ‘Rival Queens’ for just under three seasons (172628), and in 1730 she married Hasse in Venice – so Vivica Genaux’s recital of arias for Faustina by Handel and Hasse is such an obviously sensible idea that it’s amazing it hasn’t been done before. Quantz praised Faustina’s immaculate articulation and excellent trills – and Genaux lives up to that vocal artistry brilliantly with the copious trills and arching melodic phrases in the long but lovely ‘Piange quel fonte’ from Hasse’s Numa Pompilio.

Alamire & Fretwork - Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation (2017)

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Alamire & Fretwork - Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation (2017)

Alamire & Fretwork - Tallis: Queen Katherine Parr & Songs of Reformation
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:30 min | 342 MB
Label: Obsidian | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

In 1978 an extraordinary discovery was made behind plasterwork in the walls of Corpus Christi College, Oxford: music from Thomas Tallis s grandest motet Gaude gloriosa, but with unidentified English words (see attached image). The discovery remained more or less dormant until David Skinner recently identified the text as being by none other than Henry VIII s sixth and last queen Katherine Parr. The words are from her psalm paraphrase Against Enemies in her first publication Psalms or Prayers, published in London in 1544.

Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jonathan Oldengarm & Jean-Sébastien Vallée - Lux (2017)

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Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jonathan Oldengarm & Jean-Sébastien Vallée - Lux (2017)

Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jonathan Oldengarm & Jean-Sébastien Vallée - Lux
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:59 min | 317 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

The Choir of the of St. Andrew and St. Paul Church presents Lux, (Latin for light) a collection of sacred songs associated with the Nativity. Selections include some well-known carols such as O Come, All Ye Faithful and Once in Royal David’s City in arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, as well as pieces by such British composers as Herbert Howells (A Spotless Rose) and Will Todd (My Lord Has Come), and by American composers Morten Lauridsen (O Magnum Mysterium) and Eric Withacre (Lux aurumque), among others.

Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2017)

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Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2017)

Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thierry Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Mahler: Symphony No. 8
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 79:32 min | 373 MB
Label: Reference Recordings | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

The Utah Symphony is one of America s major symphony orchestras and a leading cultural organization in the Intermountain West. It is recognized internationally for its distinctive performances, commitment to music education programs, history and recording legacy. Here they join with the internationally-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to present a thrilling and authoritative interpretation of the immense Mahler Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand.

Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias (2017)

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Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias (2017)

Elinor Frey - Fiorè: Complete Cello Sonatas & Italian Arias
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:30 min | 405 MB
Label: Passacaille | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Late Baroque ascendency of the cello in Northern Italian sonata and vocal music, brilliantly played on original instruments.

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live) (2017)

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Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live) (2017)

Domkantorei St. Pölten & Otto Kargl - J.S. Bach: Choral Sacred Works (Live)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:30 min | 321 MB
Label: Fra Bernardo | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

The Domkantorei St. Pölten, under the direction of Otto Kargl, is one of the most profound amateur choirs in Austria. The group was founded in 1992 by Kappelmeister Otto Kargle. It is an exquisite special ensemble with only about 20 members and the group is mainly concerned with music written prior to the year 1800 as well as contemporary choral literature. In addition to the liturgical service at the cathedral church in St. Polten, the ensemble regularly performs at the Carinthian Summer, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Musica Sacra Festival, and the Festspielhaus St. Polten.