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Polski Chór Kameralny, Musica Fiorita & Jan Łukaszewski - Hakenberger: 55 Motets from the Pelplin Tablature (2018)

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Polski Chór Kameralny, Musica Fiorita & Jan Łukaszewski - Hakenberger: 55 Motets from the Pelplin Tablature (2018)

Polski Chór Kameralny, Musica Fiorita & Jan Łukaszewski - Hakenberger: 55 Motets from the Pelplin Tablature (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 747 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 344 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:28:35
Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos Records

Andreas Hakenberger spent his entire professional career within the territory of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland, remaining for 20 years as chapel-master at the Lutheran Church of St. Mary’s in Gdansk. Here he wrote his most outstanding works, a sequence of important motets written in cori spezzati, or polychoral technique. The rich tonal coloring obtained through the combinations of vocal parts is enhanced by the variety of the accompanying instrumentation. With astute use of imitation and rhetorical pauses, Hakenberger’s music emerges as richly colorful, graceful and vibrant. There have been very few recordings of the music of Andreas Hakenberger. This release offers by far the most of his music yet to be issued, and contains all of the 55 motets preserved in the Pelplin Tablature.

Nashville Symphony Chorus, Nashville Symphony & Giancarlo Guerrero - John Harbison: Requiem (2018)

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Nashville Symphony Chorus, Nashville Symphony & Giancarlo Guerrero - John Harbison: Requiem (2018)

Nashville Symphony Chorus, Nashville Symphony & Giancarlo Guerrero - John Harbison: Requiem (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 215 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:54:30
Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos Records

Pulitzer Prize-winner and MacArthur fellow John Harbison has composed a Requiem for our times- a moving choral work that incorporates the composer’s distinctive sensibilities while drawing deeply on the tradition of Latin sacred music. Completed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Harbison’s Requiem is full of dramatic passages from singers and musicians alike, with abundant opportunities for vocal soloists, brass and percussion to shine. “I wanted my piece to have a sense of the inexorability of the passage of time,” the composer says, “for good and ill, of the commonality of love and loss.” Giancarlo Guerrero is the six-time Grammy-winning music director of the Nashville Symphony, music director of the Wroclaw Philharmonic in Poland, and principal guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal. A passionate proponent of new music, he has championed a number of America’s most respected composers through recordings, commissions, and eight world premieres with the Nashville Symphony, including the Grammy-winning recording of Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Mondonville: Grands Motets (1997)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Mondonville: Grands Motets (1997)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Mondonville: Grands Motets (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 353 Mb | Total time: 71:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 0630-17791-2 | Recorded: 1996

Joseph Casanéa of Mondonville, a native of Narbonne who died on the hilltops of Belleville, in Paris, was as well-known in his day as Jean-Philippe Rameau and far more celebrated. He conducted the famous Concert Spirituel and his grand motets combine emotion with a dance-like theatricality in perfect harmony with the decorative spirit of Sevandoni, the architect and decorator of Saint-Sulpice and of Saint-Bruno in Lyon.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Rameau: Les Grands Motets (1994)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Rameau: Les Grands Motets (1994)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Rameau: Les Grands Motets (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 367 Mb | Total time: 70:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-96967-2 | Recorded: 1994

Jean-Philippe Rameau, who composed for the churches and cathedrals of Avignon, Clermont-Ferrand, Montpellier and Dijon, produced a great number of sacred works to be performed by cathedral choirs. Only three examples from this highly creative period survive: In convertendo Dominum, Deus Noster Refugium and Quam Dilecta Tabernacula. A fourth motet, Exultet coelum laudibus, is thought to have been lost. These works predate Rameau's move to Paris and must first have been heard within the walls of Dijon and Lyon.

Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Jansug Kakhidze - Orff: Carmina Burana (2004) {HDC}

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Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Jansug Kakhidze - Orff: Carmina Burana (2004) {HDC}

Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Jansug Kakhidze - Orff: Carmina Burana (2004) {HDC}
EAC Rip | FLAC | scans | 236 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 168 mb
Genre: classical, opera

Orff: Carmina Burana is a CD by the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jansug Kakhidze. While undated, it is said to be a CD released in 2004 but what we do know is its label: HDC, which stands for Hi Definition Classics. This is certain.

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.

Trio Mediaeval - Words Of The Angel (1999)

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Trio Mediaeval - Words Of The Angel (1999)

Trio Mediaeval - Words Of The Angel (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 270 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: ECM New Series | Catalog: ECM 1753

Would that it were possible to give a debut recording a higher rating. The Trio Mediaeval is a remarkable group of women from Scandanavia whose repertoire consists of contemporary works and medieval compositions, as well as Baroque church music. This recording comprises a Messe de Tournai of polyphonic mass movements from a 14th century text and is interspersed with motets and songs from roughly the same period, including a number of works from English manuscripts.

Johannes Ockeghem - Missa 'De plus en plus' - Orlando Consort (2010) {Brilliant Classics 94073 rec 1996}

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Johannes Ockeghem - Missa 'De plus en plus' - Orlando Consort (2010) {Brilliant Classics 94073 rec 1996}

Johannes Ockeghem - Missa 'De plus en plus' - Orlando Consort (2010) {Brilliant Classics 94073 rec 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 302 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 174 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996, 2010 Deutsche Grammophon / Brilliant Classics | 94073
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Early Music / Sacred / Polyphony

Considering that he was one of the most celebrated composers in the 15th Century, we don’t seem to know a lot about Johannes Ockeghem; his exact birth-date, birth location and early training are all uncertain. He left behind a significant musical record and when he died in 1497 his death was marked by compositions from some of the greatest composers of the time.

Carolin Widmann, LPO, Vladimir Jurowski - Julian Anderson: In lieblicher Bläue; Alleluia; The Stations of the Sun (2016)

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Carolin Widmann, LPO, Vladimir Jurowski - Julian Anderson: In lieblicher Bläue; Alleluia; The Stations of the Sun (2016)

Julian Anderson: In lieblicher Bläue; Alleluia; The Stations of the Sun (2016)
Carolin Widmann, violin; London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: LPO | # LPO-0089 | Time: 00:54:36

This recording features one of today’s most sought-after conductors, Vladimir Jurowski, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, with many of his recordings on the LPO Label being chosen for special mentions by BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine. This recording of In lieblicher Bläue is taken from its world premiere performance at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 14 March 2015. The recordings of Alleluia and The Stations of the Sun are also taken from live concert recordings at the Royal Festival Hall in March 2014 and December 2013 respectively. As Composer in Residence from 2010–14, Julian Anderson has a close affinity with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and this CD is a celebration of his time at the LPO. This is Julian’s second release on the LPO label, featuring premiere recordings of Alleluia and In lieblicher Bläue.

Johannes Ockeghem & Pierre de La Rue - Requiem - Diabolus in Musica & Antoine Guerber (2018) {Bayard Musique 308 475.2}

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Johannes Ockeghem & Pierre de La Rue - Requiem - Diabolus in Musica & Antoine Guerber (2018) {Bayard Musique 308 475.2}

Johannes Ockeghem & Pierre de La Rue - Requiem - Diabolus in Musica & Antoine Guerber (2018) {Bayard Musique 308 475.2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 310 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Bayard Musique | 308 475.2
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Early Music / Sacred / Polyphony

This is not a groundbreaking album, but it's a very enjoyable interpretation of two long-time favorites: I can't say as I've ever fetishized the Requiem genre the way that some may have, but there's no arguing with the quality of this music. Ockeghem's reputation remains unchallenged today, and the Requiem is one of his most austere & enduring works. The transition from an earlier style to more elaborate counterpoint of the period also seems to mark something of the medieval twilight…. La Rue has been the most generally compelling composer of the next generation for me, and his Requiem is a virtuoso tour-de-force of low lows & high highs, not to mention the contrapuntal intricacy that La Rue developed to a level of subtlety like no one else….

Johannes Ockeghem - Missa L'homme arme - Ensemble Nusmido (2015) {Digital Download Rondeau Production ROP6106}

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Johannes Ockeghem - Missa L'homme arme - Ensemble Nusmido (2015) {Digital Download Rondeau Production ROP6106}

Johannes Ockeghem - Missa L'homme armé - Ensemble Nusmido (2015) {Digital Download Rondeau Production ROP6106}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 289 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 163 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Rondeau Production | ROP6106
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Early Music / Sacred / Polyphony / Masses

Johannes Ockeghem’s ‘Missa L’homme armé’, one of the most important works of the Middle Ages, is given new life by Ensemble Nusmido – specialists for the performance of music from this period. There is nothing run-of-the mill here, the Ensemble Nusmido invest these scores with a wealth of imagination and effortless radiance. What I find compelling from these young musicians is their instinctive phrasing, subtle dynamics and immaculate intonation. The instrumental items provide contrast and help sustain interest. This is a most enjoyably [sic] release, that would grace any vocal collection.

Pawel Szymanski - Camerata Silesia Sings Szymanski (2016) {DUX 1223}

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Pawel Szymanski - Camerata Silesia Sings Szymanski (2016) {DUX 1223}

Paweł Szymański - Camerata Silesia Sings Szymański (2016) {DUX 1223}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 166 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 73 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Dux‎ Recording | DUX 1332
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Choral

In Britain, Paweł Szymański’s name began to appear a few decades ago, seeming to be a natural successor to such composers as Tavener and, particularly, Górecki, but to have taken such an aesthetic in a more overtly postmodernist direction. However, his interest in music of the past, and the way in which he interacts with it, was in any case perhaps closer to Schnittke in many ways. At all events, in his native Poland, and far beyond, he has continued to be a respected and innovative force, as this magnificent disc of four of his works for choir (and instruments) demonstrates.

Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985) [Re-Up]

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Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985) [Re-Up]

Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
4AD, Rough Trade | # RTD 120.0032.2 | Time: 00:38:08
Dark Wave, World Fusion, Ambient, Dream Pop

With this amazing album, Dead Can Dance fully took the plunge into the heady mix of musical traditions that would come to define its sound and style for the remainder of its career. The straightforward goth affectations are exchanged for a sonic palette and range of imagination. Calling it "haunting" and "atmospheric" barely scratches even the initial surface of the album's power. The common identification of the duo with a consciously medieval European sound starts here – quite understandable, when one considers the mystic titles of songs, references to Latin, choirs, and other touches that make the album sound like it was recorded in an immense cathedral.

Les Arts Florissants & Paul Agnew - Les Maîtres du Motet (Live) (2018)

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Les Arts Florissants & Paul Agnew - Les Maîtres du Motet (Live) (2018)

Les Arts Florissants & Paul Agnew - Les Maîtres du Motet (Live) (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 Mb | Artwork included | 01:07:03
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: harmonia mundi

A sophisticated composer, Brossard also left his mark thanks to the extraordinary collection of music manuscripts he amassed over the course of his life. Preserved for posterity when he catalogued and handed it over to the royal library in 1724, the compendium contains an impressive number of musical gems like the Requiem by Bouteiller, which Brossard counted among the best Mass settings in his possession. Focusing on the work of these French masters, Paul Agnew has fashioned a program exploring the role of cathedral and chapel choirs during the reign of Louis XIV.

Juvenal Dal Castel - Sorgente Brasiliana (2018)

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Juvenal Dal Castel - Sorgente Brasiliana (2018)

Juvenal Dal Castel - Sorgente Brasiliana (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 394 MB | Cover | 58:31 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 135 MB
Alternative Folk, Latin Folk | Label: Juvenal Dal Castel

Le mùsiche de Juvenal le ga scominsià vegner fora in Talian par via de la promossion del Talian a Léngoa Brasiliana pal Decreto 7.387/10. Ze stato metesto rento ntel Inventàrio Nassional dela Diversità Lengoìstica del IPHAN ai 2014 e anca el ga ciapà el tìtolo de Riferensa Cultural Brasiliana.