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Jan Lehtola, Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir, Heikki Liimola - Joonas Kokkonen: Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)

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Jan Lehtola, Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir, Heikki Liimola - Joonas Kokkonen: Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)

Joonas Kokkonen - Requiem; Complete Works for Organ (2017)
Jan Lehtola (organ); Suvi Väyrynen (soprano); Joose Vähäsöyrinki (baritone)
Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir; Heikki Liimola, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata Classics | # TOCC0434 | Time: 00:55:33

The music of Joonas Kokkonen (1921–96), one of the most important Finnish composers after Sibelius, radiates warmth and light. His limited output is largely introvert in character but also contains moments of grandeur and rhythmic energy. Kokkonen’s Requiem (1980–81), written in memory of his first wife, is both a powerful choral symphony and a tender, moving embodiment of consolation. Originally scored for large orchestra, the Requiem is heard here in a new version for organ intended to bring the work within the reach of smaller forces. This first recording is complemented by the first complete recording of Kokkonen’s four works for solo organ.

Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)

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Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)

Christophe Rousset, Herve Niquet, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi, Gérard Lesne, Christina Pluhar - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles (2005)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Français | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 150 min | 7,74 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Armide | Sub: English, Français, Deutsch | Recorded: 2003

Studio Armide represents magnificent documentary film Olivier Simonnet «Marc-Antoine Charpentier, un automne musical à Versailles». Marc-Antoine Charpentier never had an official function at the court of Louis XIV. In 2004 Versailles finally opened its doors to him for the tercentennial commemorations of his death. The finest performers of baroque music, from Jordi Savall to Christophe Rousset, played the most important works of the time in the Royal Chapel opera house, as well as in the chateau salons and galleries: from instrumental music (Lully’s Alceste) to vocal music (Actéon), from lyric tragedy (Médée) to sacred music (Missa assumpta est Maria). The life of this collaborator of Molière’s and cultural life under Louis XIV are enriched by the participation of conductors and musicians.

Reinbert de Leeuw, Collegium Vocale Gent - Franz Liszt: Via Crucis (2019)

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Reinbert de Leeuw, Collegium Vocale Gent - Franz Liszt: Via Crucis (2019)

Reinbert de Leeuw, Collegium Vocale Gent - Franz Liszt: Via Crucis (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 170 Mb | Total time: 50:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | ALPHA390 | Recorded: 2017

Franz Liszt was 67 when he composed his Via Crucis, yet it did not receive its first performance until 1929, 43 years after the composer’s death. This work of his mature years is in 15 sections, retracing the Stations of the Cross that mark the stages of Christ’s Passion, from being condemned to death to being laid in the tomb. Combining Gregorian chant, the Lutheran liturgy and the Latin, German and Aramaic languages, the Via Crucis shows real formal originality. A devout believer, Liszt gives us here his most important sacred work. He composed several versions: for mixed choir, soloists and organ (with the organ part optionally transcribed for piano), for piano solo, organ solo, and two pianos.

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

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Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve - Filia Sion (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2244, 476 4499 | Time: 01:11:08
Classical, Choral, Medieval, Gregorian Chant

Filia Sion is the first ECM New Series disc devoted entirely to the Estonian vocal group Vox Clamantis. From the beginning of its history, Vox Clamantis has focussed on Gregorian chant as the foundation of European music, but has also maintained strong connections to contemporary composers including Arvo Pärt, Helena Tulve and Erkki-Sven Tüür (members of the ensemble previously appeared on Tüür s Oxymoron album, singing his composition Salve Regina ). Their interpretation of medieval music is never purely historical. While always remaining true to the spirit of this repertoire, the approach to the work and the selection of pieces is contemporary, with sound and texture and the blending of voices as a focus. As leader Jaan-Eik Tulve explains, Gregorian chant is monophonic music which remarkably emphasizes the blend of voices.

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radio Svizzera ‎– Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (2011)

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Diego Fasolis,  I Barocchisti, Coro della Radio Svizzera ‎– Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (2011)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Radio Svizzera ‎– Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 436 Mb | Total time: 72:13+25:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics ‎| 94252 | Recorded: 1999

A much needed filling of a gap in the Brilliant Classics discography: the world famous Maria Vespers of Monteverdi! The Maria Vespers contain a collection of liturgical chants and psalms, for a wide variety of instruments, from the festive opening with trumpets to intimate arias for solo voice. In everything one hears the great dramatic genius of Monteverdi, the “first” opera composer in history. Excellent performance, on historical instruments, by conductor Diego Fasolis, and his “Barocchisti”, and a great line of vocal soloists, among whom are the well known Marco Beasley and Marinella Pennicchi.

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

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Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:30
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: AR Ré-Sé

Choir leader, singing teacher, singer and composer, Maurice Bourbon leads three vocal ensembles as the art director of the Chapelle des Flandres Association - Métamorphoses, a vocal ensemble of international soloists, Coeli et Terra, a top-level chamber choir, and Biscantor!, a vocal ensemble of young adults, founded respectively in 1983, 1987 and 2005.

Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Giacomo Carissimi: Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs [Re-Up]

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Ensemble Seicentonovecento, Flavio Colusso - Giacomo Carissimi: Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs [Re-Up]

Giacomo Carissimi - Complete Motets of Arion Romanus (2014) 3CDs
Ensemble Seicentonovecento; Flavio Colusso, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 822 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 434 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94808 | 03:04:52

One of the most significant musical figures in mid-17th-century Rome, Giacomo Carissimi was a prolific composer of motets and cantatas, who also greatly influenced the developments of the Latin oratorio. This set brings together his 28 motets that were published under the title Arion Romanus by Giovanni Battista Mocchi, a student and loyal admirer of Carissimi. Arion was an ancient Greek bard and musician, who, in Greek and Roman mythology, was thrown overboard by pirates and rescued by a dolphin. In the liner notes that accompany this collection, the authors draw fascinating parallels between Arion and Carissimi himself: both were accomplished, charismatic and influential artists and musicians, and just as Arion was plunged into the depths of the sea, Carissimi explored the depths of the sacred music tradition to create a perfect synthesis of spiritual contemplation and intense emotional expression. The motets from the Arion Romanus collection also showcase his mastery of a wide range of formal structures, from the concertato to the madrigal.

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Mariss Jansons - Antonin Dvorak: Stabat Mater (2015)

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Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Mariss Jansons - Antonin Dvorak: Stabat Mater (2015)

Antonín Dvořák - Stabat Mater (2015)
Erin Wall, soprano; Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo; Christian Elsner, tenor; Liang Li, bass
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Mariss Jansons, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BR Klassik | # 900142 | 01:17:55

Antonín Dvorák's Stabat Mater, Op. 58, written in the aftermath of the deaths of three of his children, is a sober and powerful work, inexplicably neglected and unlike any other work of choral music from the 19th century. Perhaps most performances don't capture its full weight, but this live recording from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons, does so. There are many deep pleasures here. The orchestra's choir is extraordinary: rich yet without a hint of wobble and utterly clear in its sense of the text. Jansons keeps things at a deliberate pace that lets the music breathe and the currents of personal experience rise to the surface. The soloists, none terribly well known, are fine in their individual numbers, but absolutely transcendent in ensembles, nowhere more so that in the sublime "Quando corpus morietur" finale (track 10); there are a couple of other strong recordings of this work, but it seems likely that no one has ever matched this conclusion. The live recording from the Herkulessaal in Munich is impressively transparent and faithful to the spontaneity of the event. A superb Dvorák release.

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Antonio Bertali: Valoroso (2004)

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Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Antonio Bertali: Valoroso (2004)

Philippe Pierlot, Ricercar Consort - Antonio Bertali: Valoroso (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 433 Mb | Total time: 79:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare ‎| MIR 9969 | Recorded: 2003

Sous les empereurs autrichiens de la maison des Habsbourg, les arts et tout particulièrement la musique jouèrent un rôle très important dans le cérémoniel de l'affirmation du pouvoir de la cour et de l'empire. Bien que Ferdinand III fût le premier des empereurs autrichiens à avoir composé lui-même de la musique, son second fils et successeur Léopold (1657-1704) était bien plus doué que lui…L'un de ses professeurs fut Antonio Bertali. Son répertoire trop peu connu et qui mérite d'être redécouvert est d'une extrême variété musicale, clairement influencée par la musique théâtrale: elle ne lassera jamais l'auditeur, qui pourra toujours s'attendre à d'agréables surprises après chaque cadence.

Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)

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Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)

Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bauml - Ein musikalisches Gipfeltreffen (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | 01:10:34
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Musik Museum

Capella de la Torre is a German early music ensemble led by Katharina Bäuml, founded in 2005. In 2016 Katharina Bäuml and Capella de la Torre won the ECHO Klassik Ensemble des Jahres for their CD Water Music. In 2017 Capella de la Torre was awarded again with ECHO Klassik for the CD "Da Pacem" with Rias Kamerchor conducted by Florian Helgath. The ensemble is a wind ensemble, but has enlarged to include singers, lute, organ and percussion.

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)

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Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)

Amaryllis Dieltiens, Clint van der Linde, Bart Naessens, Capriola di Gioia - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 56:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Evil Penguin | EPRC0035 | Recorded: 2019

The Stabat Mater by the Italian late baroque composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710- 1736) invariably holds the number one position in many western classical music charts. In Pergolesis own era, his composition received enormous acclaim and was frequently a source of inspiration for the many tone poets who wanted to follow in his footsteps. For this version, we brought together two wonderful vocalists who are symbiotic and complementary both in terms of personality and musical interpretation: soprano Amaryllis Dieltiens and countertenor Clint van der Linde.

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Leopold I: Il Sagrifizio d'Abramo, Miserere (2020)

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Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Leopold I: Il Sagrifizio d'Abramo, Miserere (2020)

Manfred Cordes, Weser-Renaissance Bremen - Leopold I: Il Sagrifizio d'Abramo, Miserere (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 76:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 555 113-2 | Recorded: 2016

Leopold I assigned music a central place in the cultural life of his times. He encouraged the production of music at his Vienna court and composed over 150 arias in Italian, some German-language oratorios and musical comedies, and many sacred works. His oratorio Il Sagrificio d’Abramo occupies a special place among Viennese Passion compositions because the figure of Isaac is described as a prefiguration of Christ. Since the librettist, Conte Caldana, places the sacrifice scene in the foreground in the first part of his text, an entirely new level of meaning is created. As a result, Ubidienza (Obedience) and Humanità (Humanity) become Abraham’s partners in dialogue from the very beginning.

Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

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Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)

Gothic Voices - Mary Star Of The Sea (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Linn | # CKD 541 | Time: 01:15:32

Gothic Voices, the world-famous early music ensemble, makes its Linn debut with a recording celebrating the biblical matriarch Mary. Pieces from contemporary composers Joanne Metcalf and Andrew Smith sit alongside settings of Marian texts from the 13th and 14th centuries. Notably, there is a rare setting of English biblical text which precedes the first publication of an English language bible by 150 years. Mary in her various guises - caring mother, virgin lover, guiding light - are explored through settings of ancient ritualistic texts showing her mythical and human aspects, whilst contemporary settings relate the themes to the modern day. The contemporary works are cleverly constructed around a modal core so that they fit perfectly with the structure and sound of the early music compositions. With over thirty years experience Gothic Voices' complete understanding of every aspect of early music performance is exceptional.

Gyorgy Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)

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Gyorgy Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)

György Ligeti - Requiem; Aventures; Nouvelles Aventures (1985)
Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Liliana Poli, soprano; Barbro Ericson, mezzo-soprano
Sinfonie-Orchester Des Hessischen Rundfunks Frankfurt, conducted by Michael Gielen
Gertie Charlent, soprano; Marie-Thérèse Cahn, alto; William Pearson, baritone
Internationales Kammerensemble Darmstadt, conducted by Bruno Maderna

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 173 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Covers included
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: WERGO | # WER 60045-50 | 00:49:39

György Ligeti's "Requiem" for soprano, mezzo-soprano, two mixed choirs and orchestra is one of his most impressive compositions - especially, when directed by Michael Gielen - and at the same time "the" requiem of the 20th century: Sound which is chromatically layered moves gradually from the lower registers to the higher, thus changing from mourning sounds into the promise of the eternal light. In the Kyrie the polyphonic net which was previously static begins to move gently. It was a part of this composition that Stanley Kubrick used to accompany the discovery of the monolith in "2001: A Space Odyssey". Also on this WERGO disc are two other essential works, "Aventures" and "Nouvelles Aventures", highly theatrical and justly celebrated choral works.

Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

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Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

Europäische Chormusik - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set
Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 942 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics | # 825646261505 | Time: 06:49:27

The great recordings of the "Nordic choral marvel": Swedish choral conductor Eric Ericson was one of the true legends in his field. When he died in 2013 at the age of 94, he had spent decades working to place his two Stockholm choirs among the international musical elite. His recordings from the 1970's enjoy real cult status – unique interpretations of a cappella works from the Renaissance to the 20th century, from Gesualdo to Penderecki, released here for the first time in a single box.