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Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2012) [Blu-Ray]

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Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Yuri Temirkanov, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29932 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 96 min + 55 (bonus) min | 40,9 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2442 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 96 min | 6,74 Gb
Audio: Latin / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Latin, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

A major strength of the Parma performances has been the contribution of the theatre’s chorus. So it proves here as well. Along with the choral contribution, and that of the four soloists, I always listen carefully to hear how the conductor controls the dynamics of the opening Requiem Eternam…the thrilling Tuba Mirum…and the Dies irae and its reprise. Yuri Temirkanov, Musical Director of the Teatro Regio, passes my tests with an ethereally quiet opening. Add to this a viscerally exciting lead into the Mors stupebit…

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava, Kaspars Putnins - Peteris Vasks: Mate Saule (2001)

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava, Kaspars Putnins - Peteris Vasks: Mate Saule (2001)

Pēteris Vasks: Māte Saule (2001)
Latvian Radio Choir; Sigvards Kļava & Kaspars Putniņš, conductors

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1145 | Time: 01:06:11

Mate saule is Mother Sun – and Peteris Vasks worships her. Any meeting or interview with the Latvian composer is likely to end up with a tramp through the forests or a swim in the Baltic. And much of Vasks’s music is a meditation on the eternal attributes of Nature, in a continuum of life which stretches beyond the fever and the fret of his own fast-changing world. Mate saule is an early choral work, its voices oscillating like the shimmer of a sun slowly rising from the horizon, and lit by flares and fragments of chant. Vasks’s choral music has tended to be instrumental in texture, focusing on the overall mood rather than the specific verbal activity of any text he is setting. The ‘white diatonicism’ of Mate saule gives way to more disturbed, aleatoric harmonies and more disruptive textures as political change and human turmoil take centre stage in the late Eighties in Zemgale, a song about the anguished dilemmas of exile. This is a subject at the very core of the work of the Polish-Lithuanian writer Czeslaw Milosz (now resident in the USA); and the three poems set by Vasks in 1994 receive their world premiere recording. They were originally written for the Hilliard Ensemble: here the excellent Latvian Radio Choir works with concentrated focus on the spare harmonies and elusive metres which recreate the wonder of three transient moments out of time.

Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell, Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Baroque Duets (2005)

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Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell, Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Baroque Duets (2005)

Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell, Antony Walker, Orchestra of the Antipodes - Baroque Duets: Pergolesi - Stabat Mater; Vivaldi; Handel; Monteverdi (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 63:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ABC Classics | 476 7737 | Recorded: 2005

This is the sequel to the best selling “Bach Arias and Duets” featuring two of Australia's leading exponents of Baroque repertoire, Sara Macliver and Sally-Anne Russell. This recording is a collection of some of the most beautiful and charming works written for a soprano and alto, featuring the haunting Pergolesi Stabat Mater.

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Cypriot Advent Antiphons. Anonymous C. 1390 (2009)

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Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Cypriot Advent Antiphons. Anonymous C. 1390 (2009)

Paul Van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - Cypriot Advent Antiphons. Anonymous C. 1390 (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 256 Mb | Total time: 57:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697575842 | Recorded: 1989

This cycle of "O" Antiphons is part of the Christmas Vespers ceremony, centered around the Magnificat. In the present case, they are heavily troped, and end with a liturgical motet in a more triumphant mood.
The music itself it thoroughly isorhythmic, and heavily syncopated. The pieces form a true cycle, linked by both a sequence of modality and motivic figures. This is the most elaborate sacred section of the huge Turin manuscript (Torino, Biblioteca Nazionale, MS J. II 9), the one source for the Cypriot repertory.

The Hilliard Ensemble - Renaissance & Baroque Music: England, France, Flanders, Germany [7CDs] (2017)

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The Hilliard Ensemble - Renaissance & Baroque Music: England, France, Flanders, Germany [7CDs] (2017)

The Hilliard Ensemble - Renaissance & Baroque Music: England, France, Flanders, Germany [7CDs] (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.55 Gb | Total time: 06:46:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 9029582507 | Recorded: 1980-1990

The blend between the voices is finely controlled, the tone mellow and the tuning spectacularly accurate, giving rise to an organ-like sonority that is genuinely thrilling,” wrote Gramophone magazine, praising the Hilliard Ensemble’s four singers, who excelled in an extraordinary variety of music over a 40-year career. This seven-CD collection extends from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, offering music by composers from England, France, Flanders and Germany.

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

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King's Singers - Christmas (2003)

King's Singers - Christmas (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Holidays | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD502 | 01:10:47

Five centuries, seven languages, and six singers with 35 years of remarkable experience inform this rare collection of choral music. In the world-renowned King's Singers resplendent voices, ancient and modern choral music comes to life with all the blazing immediacy and timeliness of the gospel of the nativity. With 25 pieces of music–ranging from familiar works such as "Coventry Carol" to the obscure Tchaikovsky piece "The Crown of Roses"–the King's Singers move through this hallowed and festive set with the vocal mastery that only three-and-a-half decades of accomplished work together is capable of creating. A number of contemporary carols written in the last century by composers such as John McCabe, Philip Lawson, John Rutter, and others are balanced by pieces by Bach and a host of traditional works. Lawson's "You Are the New Day," performed with a string quartet, stands out as one of the more notable performances. Like most of their music throughout Christmas, it reminds listeners that the art of music often interprets divine aspects gladly realized here on Earth.

Robert Scandrett, Western Washington University Concert Choir Bellingham - Domenico Scarlatti: Geistliche Chorwerke (2012)

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Robert Scandrett, Western Washington University Concert Choir Bellingham - Domenico Scarlatti: Geistliche Chorwerke (2012)

Robert Scandrett, Western Washington University Concert Choir Bellingham - Domenico Scarlatti: Geistliche Chorwerke (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 65:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus Classics | 83.320 | Recorded: 1991

You can't help but get the idea that Domenico Scarlatti rather lived under the shadow of his father Alessandro. It is only with his move to the Iberian peninsula that his career seems to liven up. Very few of his surviving choral and vocal works live up to the imagination at play in the keyboard sonatas. His vocal works were highly regarded by his contemporaries and Charles Burney was admiring indeed. Remarkably, as recently as 1941, only his Stabat Mater had appeared in a modern edition. It was during the centenary in 1985 that new music was discovered and made available.

Enigma - A Posteriori (2006) [2018, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Enigma - A Posteriori (2006) [2018, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Enigma - A Posteriori (2006)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 301 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 129 Mb | Artwork(Discogs) > 1 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.91 Gb
Universal Music, 573 641 6 | Downtempo, New Age, Ambient

~ Limited Edition, Remastered, Pink Translucent, 180Gr. Remastered for vinyl: MM Sound Digital Mastering Studio GmbH, 2018 ~

John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994) [Re-Up]

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John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994) [Re-Up]

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Revel, Fauré (1994)
Monteverdi Choir; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Philips | # 438 149-2PH | Time: 01:09:37

This generously programmed disc provides excellent value and outstanding performances of both major and lesser-known masterpieces of French choral music. The Fauré Requiem has been recorded many times, and several excellent versions of the original orchestration are available on disc. This one is among them, owing to John Eliot Gardiner's experience and perfectionist mastery of details overlooked by less-successful choral conductors. The real bonus here is the inclusion of the popular but very difficult Debussy and Ravel chansons, and the rarely heard but eminently worthy little part songs by Saint-Saëns. These pieces are a lesson in how to achieve maximum effect with the simplest materials.

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - 'At Twilight': Choral music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg (1995) Reissue 2006

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Polyphony, Stephen Layton - 'At Twilight': Choral music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg (1995) Reissue 2006

'At Twilight': Choral music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg (1995) Reissue 2006
Polyphony, conducted by Stephen Layton; David Wilson-Johnson, baritone; Paul Agnew, tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55236 | Time: 01:15:12

Grainger’s mastery of choral textures shines out of this wide-ranging collection of folk-song arrangements, each highly individual and memorable. Plus his friend Grieg’s finely scored religious settings. Superior performances by Stephen Layton and Polyphony.

Ottavio Dantone, Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (2014)

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Ottavio Dantone, Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (2014)

Ottavio Dantone, Accentus, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris - Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 60:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | V 5409 | Recorded: 2014

This live recording brings a new and fresh light on Rossini's most famous works after Il Barbiere di Siviglia. The concert took place in Paris - Basilique de Saint-Denis, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the work, first performed in March 1864, in Paris. The amazing quality of the solo voices (Julia Lezhneva, Delphine Galou, Michael Spyres, Alexander Vinogradov) meets the dynamic and delicate direction of Ottavio Dantone and is supported by the unique atmosphere of accentus chamber choir.

La Colombina - Tomás Luis de Victoria: Music for Good Friday (2013)

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La Colombina - Tomás Luis de Victoria: Music for Good Friday (2013)

La Colombina - Tomás Luis de Victoria: Music for Good Friday (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 240 Mb | Total time: 71:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD C80005 | Recorded: 1997

Considerado como el más grande polifonista español, Tomás Luis de Victoria compuso su famoso Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae en Roma, donde se publicó en 1585, poco antes de su regreso definitivo a España. El conjunto La Colombina, en su versión original de los años 90 (María Cristina Kiehr, Claudio Cavina, Josep Benet y Josep Cabré), interpreta aquí una selección de las músicas para el Viernes Santo, grabación que se completa con una sorprendente Pasión según San Juan de un contemporáneo de Victoria, Joan Pau Pujol. Esta grabación se publicó por primera vez en el sello Accent en 1997.

Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5 [Re-Up]

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Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5 [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5
Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 586 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 261 Mb | 01:54:02 | Scans ~ 62 Mb
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | German-Latin AC3 5.0, 448 kbps or AC3 2.0, 192 kbps
Subs: English, German | 02:00:31 | ~ 4.1 Gb | Label: Orange Mountain | # 0071/OMM5004
Classical, Minimalism, Opera

Philip Glass' opera from 2009 explores the life of scientist Johannes Kepler though a series of dramatic scenes with two hours of Glass' music. Kepler in many ways hearkens back to Glass' portrait operas of the early 1980s and continues the composers interest in scientists after having also written operas on Einstein and Galileo. The opera premiered at the Landestheater Linz in 2009 as part of Linz 09, the European Cultural Capital, and continues the amazing 30 year collaboration between Glass and the conductor Dennis Russell Davies, the music director of both the Landestheater Linz and its orchestra, the Bruckner Orchester Linz who has also recorded Glass' music extensively for the Orange Mountain Music label including Glass Symphonies 6, 7, and 8, and Glass' large scale opera The Voyage which was originally written for the Metropolitan Opera. Kepler is a refreshing return to large scale symphonic writing for the opera house. Recent Glass operas including Waiting for the Barbarians and Appomattox carry more dialogue and intimate narrative scenes whereas Kepler is a musical dedication to the life of this great scientists - triumphs and human flaws.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 3 (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,13 Gb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

La Reverdie ‎– Carmina Burana: Sacri Sarcasmi (2009)

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La Reverdie ‎– Carmina Burana: Sacri Sarcasmi (2009)

La Reverdie ‎– Carmina Burana: Sacri Sarcasmi (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 419 Mb | Total time: 69:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | A 353 | Recorded: 2008

With this new recording, La Reverdie explores the well-known collection of medieval songbooks known as Carmina Burana. The manuscript features a series of texts, mostly in Latin, compiled between the 12th and early 13th century at the request of an anonymous abbot of Kloster Neustift in the southern Tyrol. Already the object of many recordings, these refined songs are presented here in an absolutely new approach. This recording focuses on the amorous and, above all, moralizing poems, partly because of the topicality of their messages. Performed in universities and ecclesiastical circles throughout all of Europe, they are a sort of highly refined ‘clerical entertainment’, lacking neither irony nor tender nostalgia.