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Adriana Calcanhotto - Nada Ficou no Lugar (2019)

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Adriana Calcanhotto - Nada Ficou no Lugar (2019)

Adriana Calcanhotto - Nada Ficou no Lugar (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 354 MB | Cover | 58:25 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 135 MB
Latin Pop, Bossa Nova, MPB | Label: Sony Music Entertainment

Nada Ficou No Lugar (2019), esse é o título do projeto comandado por Andrea Franco e DJ Zé Pedro que regata algumas das principais (ou mesmo obscuras) composições de Adriana Calcanhotto e entrega a um time seleto de novos representantes da música popular brasileira. Dividido em três partes, o trabalho que vem sendo revelado ao público desde o mês de dezembro do último ano acaba de ser entregue na íntegra, com todas as suas 18 interpretações para o trabalho da cantora e compositora gaúcha.

The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Alexander Solovyev - Alfred Schnittke: Faust Cantata; Requiem (2014)

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The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, Alexander Solovyev - Alfred Schnittke: Faust Cantata; Requiem (2014)

Alfred Schnittke - Faust Cantata; Requiem (2014)
The Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory, "Studio for New Music" Chamber Ensemble
conducted by Alexander Solovyev

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Moscow Conservatory Records | # SMC CD 0166 | Time: 01:15:08

In the brilliant history of the Chamber Choir of the Moscow Conservatory a separate chapter is connected with the musical legacy of Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998). Both compositions are united by the subject of faith and contemplation of what Is spiritual and spiritless. Despite the fact that chronologically the Requiem (1975) Is an earlier work than the Cantata (1983), on the CD they are presented in reverse order: fol­lowing Alexander Solovyev's conception, the narrative of Faust’s tragic death, coming as retribution for his sinful earthly life, must be followed by a memorial prayer, the Requiem. The compact disc documented “live” performances: the Requiem was performed on September 17, 2013 at the Small Hall of the Conservatory, while the Cantata sounded out on September 29, 2014 at the Grand Hall of the Conservatory.

Falakumbe - Tropical Blast (2019)

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Falakumbe - Tropical Blast (2019)

Falakumbe - Tropical Blast (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 250 MB | Cover | 36:17
Latin Pop, Punk, Reggae | Label: Independent

From the highest mountain of the Andes, the deep Amazon jungle and Latin America's loudest cities, comes the explosive sound of Falakumbe. Cumbia-reggae chicha-punk mixed in a tropical casserole of distorted guitars and güiro that melts the stage and the audience together into a one big pachanga.

Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars - Renaissance Giants (Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina, Tallis, Taverner & Victoria) (2006)

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Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars - Renaissance Giants (Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina, Tallis, Taverner & Victoria) (2006)

Peter Phillips & The Tallis Scholars - Renaissance Giants (Byrd, Josquin, Palestrina, Tallis, Taverner & Victoria) (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 557 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 348 Mb | 02:31:13
Classical, Sacred | Label: Gimell

"The Renaissance is well known for its cultural giants. Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and above all Michelangelo epitomize a period when the human spirit seemed to grow and gain in confidence. This collection of complete works celebrates the musical geniuses who contributed to this astonishing period in European history." Peter Phillips

VA - Je n'aime pas le classique, mais ça j'aime bien! (2008)

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VA - Je n'aime pas le classique, mais ça j'aime bien! (2008)

VA - Je n'aime pas le classique, mais ça j'aime bien! (2008) 2CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 02:28:06 | 325 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: RCA Red Seal / Sony Music

Je n'aime pas le classique, mais ça j'aime bien! (literally "I don't like classical music, but this I really like" in French) is a successful series of compilation albums of classical music interpreted by various artists. They were released on RCA / Sony BMG. The set was favourably reviewed by RTL's "classics" radio presenter Charlotte Latour. –Wikipedia

Benjamin Righetti - Franz Liszt: Sonate pour orgue & Missa Choralis (2019)

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Benjamin Righetti - Franz Liszt: Sonate pour orgue & Missa Choralis (2019)

Benjamin Righetti - Franz Liszt: Sonate pour orgue & Missa Choralis (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 213 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 Mb | 01:02:14
Classical, Choral | Label: Claves Records

Liszt's position as a composer for the Church has always been controversial. The paradox that the most modern composer of the age, the supporter of the revolutionary ideals of 1789, 1830 and 1848, ended up writing music for an institution regarded as a bastion of everything conservative and reactionary, has led to a questioning of Liszt's motives. With the rapidly advancing secularization of culture, Liszt was seen as disillusioned, and his decision to take minor orders in 1865 was considered a startling about-turn for one so worldly. In fact, Liszt wrote sacred music with reform in mind. The dismal state of church music in the first half of the nineteenth century, when it was common to hear opera cabalettas sung to liturgical words, encouraged him to go back to plainsong and the music of Palestrina for inspiration. Composed in 1865, the year he took minor orders, the Missa Choralis embodies these twin elements. The influence of plainsong pervades the thematic material, albeit refocused through Liszt's boldly original and expressively chromatic harmonic language.

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Iste Confessor: The Sacred Music Of Domenico Scarlatti (2001) [Re-Up]

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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Iste Confessor: The Sacred Music Of Domenico Scarlatti (2001) [Re-Up]

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Iste Confessor: The Sacred Music Of Domenico Scarlatti (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: CORO | # COR16003 | Time: 00:59:32

First and foremost, Domenico Scarlatti is regarded as the greatest composer of binary harpsichord sonatas of all time, and that is as it should be: he wrote more than 600 of them and many are constantly recorded and played. However, early in his Italian career, Scarlatti developed a proven track record as a composer of sacred music, some of it under the watchful eye of his father, Alessandro Scarlatti, believed by many at the time as the top composer of the age. The fact most readily observed in regard to Domenico's sacred music is that his Stabat mater, composed in 1717 or 1718, was the work within that genre replaced in Rome by Giovanni Pergolesi's Stabat mater around 1735. The Scarlatti work was conceived in a different style to different strictures; while it has become the most recorded of Scarlatti's sacred works, it definitely suffers when paired with the Pergolesi owing to its immediacy and familiarity. On Coro's Iste Confessor, the Sixteen led by Harry Christophers widely opt for Scarlatti's own, other sacred music as filler to the "Stabat mater with results fairer to the composer and quite favorable to listeners.

Abchordis Ensemble - Stabat Mater - Italian Sacred Music from the 18th Century (2016)

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Abchordis Ensemble - Stabat Mater - Italian Sacred Music from the 18th Century (2016)

Abchordis Ensemble - Stabat Mater - Italian Sacred Music from the 18th Century (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 279 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 Mb | 01:00:17
Classical, Opera, Sacred | Label: deutsche harmonia mundi

Unknown Italian sacred and instrumental music of the 18th century from Naples: The Abchordis Ensemble interprets the Lectio VIII Defunctorum (for soprano, two violins and basso continuo) by Gennaro Manna (1715-1779), and the symphony by Aniello Santangelo (18th century) in F (for two violins, viola and basso continuo) and the Stabat Mater (for four voices, with violins, violetta and basso continuo) by Giacomo Sellitto (1701-1763). An equally melodious and virtuoso music, sometimes attractively chromatically charged. Musical examples of the incredible cultural diversity in Naples in the 18th century. The Abchordis Ensemble was founded in 2011 by ten musicians of various nationalities, with the aim of rediscovering and bringing to light today unpublished or under-performed music. The vocal and instrumental ensemble dedicated themselves above all to church music in 17th and 18th century Italy.

L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2011)

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L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2011)

L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar - Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2011)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:08 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 6419942

It's not easy to pinpoint precisely what makes Christina Pluhar and L'Arpeggiata's performances of Baroque music, particularly Monteverdi, so extraordinary and distinctive, even in a time – the early 21st century – when (pardon the oxymoron) exceptionally fine recordings of this repertoire are the rule rather than the exception. One element may be the inventiveness of her realizations of the continuo part.

Wells Cathedral Choir, The Nash Ensemble, Matthew Owens - Bob Chilcott: Requiem & Other Choral Works (2012) [Re-Up]

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Wells Cathedral Choir, The Nash Ensemble, Matthew Owens - Bob Chilcott: Requiem & Other Choral Works (2012) [Re-Up]

Bob Chilcott - Requiem & Other Choral Works (2012)
Wells Cathedral Choir; The Nash Ensemble; Matthew Owens, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67650 | Time: 01:19:38

As a composer of sacred music, Bob Chilcott has found his own niche by writing accessible choral works that speak to contemporary sensibilities. As has been noted frequently, his Requiem evokes Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, mostly through its gentle feeling and serene melodies, though without imitating their style or content. Rather, it has its own mix of somber harmonies and fluid, chantlike lines, and the expression of the work is a little cooler and darker. Chilcott's music admits occasional and mild dissonance, though the orientation is strongly modal and the harmonies always feel like a natural result of the counterpoint. Chilcott's Salisbury Motets, Downing Service, and three shorter pieces share the same modern Anglican style, which is approachable and easy to follow. The Wells Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Matthew Owens, sings with a pure tone and clear diction, and the sound of the recordings is quite resonant, thanks to the responsive acoustics of the Cathedral of St. Andrew.

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (2008)

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Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (2008)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier - Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (2008)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:04:01 | 258 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ricercar | Catalog: RIC 258

"Sheer joy in music-making is as evident here as the sense of piety required by what are, after all, holy works. Yet it is difficult to begrudge Vox Luminis the feeling of joy at the astonishing sounds they are able to produce. The spirit of devotion is very much alive here too, in an album that pays equal attention to the holy and the heady."

St. Florianer Sangerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor - Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus (2017) [Re-Up]

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St. Florianer Sangerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor - Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus (2017) [Re-Up]

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus etc (2017)
St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria; Gunar Letzbor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Accent | # ACC24325 | Time: 00:59:08

Several masses with large orchestration attest to the outstanding compositional skills of the Salzburg master Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) in coping with large ensembles. As usual in Salzburg, Biber expects polychoral performances. The church music at the Salzburg cathedral drew its orientation from the performance practice in Venice. The Missa Alleluia was probably composed after 1690 and certainly before 1698, because a manuscript was made in Kremsmunster that year. The original score and sheets from Salzburg are lost. Excellent copies have been preserved at the Upper Austrian abbey at Kremsmunster: they serve as a basis for the present recording. Biber has fully exploited the possibilities of Baroque Instrumentation in the Missa Alleluia: a chorus with 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors and 2 bass voices grants him a large number of combinations of voices and thus constant change of timbre. The strings choir also has six parts, with both violins often conducted virtuosically. A chorus with 3 trumpets and 2 cornetti is even surpassed in tonal mass by the chorus composed of 2 clarini, 4 trumpets, and timpani. This large number of trumpets emphasizes the cheerful character of the work and is very luxurious by Austrian standards.

Apollo5 & Ingenium Ensemble - The Spirit Like a Dove (2018)

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Apollo5 & Ingenium Ensemble - The Spirit Like a Dove (2018)

Apollo5 & Ingenium Ensemble - The Spirit Like a Dove (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 236 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 Mb | 00:50:36
Classical, Choral | Label: VCM Records

This new release sees an exciting collaboration between two up and coming vocal ensembles in the European choral scene. Both international award-winning groups tour widely in the UK, Europe, the USA and Asia, combining performances on the concert platform with more intimate venues ranging from jazz clubs to Festivals.

Concerto de Bassus - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243 - Helmschrott: Lumen (2019)

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Concerto de Bassus - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243 - Helmschrott: Lumen (2019)

Concerto de Bassus - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243 - Helmschrott: Lumen (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 272 MB | Digital Booklet | 01:05:43
Classical | Label: Naxos

Shortly after taking up the position of Thomaskantor in Leipzig in 1723, Bach wrote a Magnificat in E flat major for performance at Christmas. Around a decade later he revised the work, transposing it down to D major and making it more concise. Utilizing a Biblical text, the piece is suffused with a series of memorable arias and choruses and orchestrated with spectacular grandeur. Lumen is a contemporary musical dialogue that urges empathy between the three Abrahamic religions. Translating the oratorio form into a ‘unity of diversity,’ Robert M. Helmschrott has converted the poetry of the Old and New Testaments, the Torah and Qur’an into an interfaith ‘language of sounds and singing.’

Voces Cantabiles, Barnaby Smith - Robert Parsons: First Great Service, Responds for the Dead (2007)

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Voces Cantabiles, Barnaby Smith - Robert Parsons: First Great Service, Responds for the Dead (2007)

Voces Cantabiles, Barnaby Smith - Robert Parsons: First Great Service, Responds for the Dead (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:44 | 311 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.570451

Robert Parsons is something of a forgotten man of English Renaissance music, and annotator and conductor Barnaby Smith discusses in the booklet a startling reason why: Parsons fell into the River Trent and drowned in 1572, and there was "upset and suspicion surrounding his death" – apparently to the point where the choristers of the Chapel Royal uneasily began to avoid his music.