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Adam Viktora, Ensemble Inégal & Prague Baroque Soloists - Jan Dismas Zelenka : Psalmi Vespertini II (2017)

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Adam Viktora, Ensemble Inégal & Prague Baroque Soloists - Jan Dismas Zelenka : Psalmi Vespertini II (2017)

Adam Viktora, Ensemble Inégal & Prague Baroque Soloists - Jan Dismas Zelenka : Psalmi Vespertini II
Classical, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 65:20 min | 151 MB
Label: Nibiru | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

« Il faut à l’interprète de Zelenka le sens du show et de l’humour, l’art de la polyphonie, le tact du timing, le goût d’une démesure triomphante mais légère. Ce que l’équipe d’Adam Viktora confirme disque après disque. […] L’or se pose donc sur un volume passionnant, dont les premières mondiales (cinq des huit pièces) comptent des trésors absolus à écouter sans tarder, le Nisi Dominus ZWV 92 et le Lauda Jerusalem ZWV 104. Efficacité thématique, mobilité harmonique, diversité formelle : Zelenka porte la concision discursive, l’attention au texte, à des sommets de prouesse d’écriture.» (Diapason, mai 2017 / Sophie Roughol)

Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (2002)

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Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (2002)

Alexei Lubimov- Der Bote. Elegies for Piano (CPE Bach, Cage, Mansurian, Liszt, Glinka, Chopin, Silvestrov, Debussy, Bartok) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 56’20 | 186.2 MB
Classical | ECM / 461 820-2

Comprising three centuries of noted composers' "minor" works, Lubimov's Der Bote (The Messenger) bears out its title with short, introspective pieces that capture thoughts of nostalgia, mourning, and meditation. The first work, C.P.E. Bach's 1787 Fantasy, sounds amazingly avant-garde, full of surprising darts and turns. And the experimental 20th-century composer John Cage's "In a Landscape" is an even bigger surprise. Instead of random keyboard plink-plunks, it's a diaphanous Debussyan tone poem, bound to startle party guests playing Name That Composer… –Dan Davis

I Musici - Sammartini: 6 Concertos in 7 Parts, Op. 2 (2017)

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I Musici - Sammartini: 6 Concertos in 7 Parts, Op. 2 (2017)

I Musici - Sammartini: 6 Concertos in 7 Parts, Op. 2
Classical, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:18 min | 317 MB
Label: Dynamic | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Sammartinis first concerti grossi, those of his Op. 2, are considered to be among the composers masterpieces. These intensely inspired pieces, composed with such vigorous spirit, sometimes hardly seem to fit the measured form of the concerto grosso. Sammartinis themes enjoy a pliant lyricism, at times melancholic, at others passionate and vehement. The contrapuntal development is always masterful, both learned and extraordinarily subtle in nature, taking unexpected and thoroughly expressive turns, often through refined chromaticism and an original use of harmony.

Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias (2017)

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Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias (2017)

Robert Crowe & Il Furioso - Handel: The Complete "Amen, Alleluia" Arias
Classical, Baroque Sacred, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:33 min | 246 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017

Over a period of some twenty years, from the late 1720s, Handel composed a series of virtuoso arias using only thewords Allelujah and Amen as his texts. They were probably for use in private worship, and take their place in the tradition of Divine Song established by Purcell and other composers. Here they receive their first recordings, set in a context of contemporary sacred song and instrumental music, with theaccompaniment provided by the beguiling sound of two theorbos and chamber organ. They are heard here in the extraordinarily dramatic timbres of a male-soprano voice perhaps as close as modern listeners can come to the vocal acrobatics of the castrati who so amazed their own audiences.

Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Grand Tour: Baroque Road Trip (2017)

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Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Grand Tour: Baroque Road Trip (2017)

Simon Murphy & New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra - Grand Tour: Baroque Road Trip
Classical, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 78:28 min | 427 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

From London to Venice via Leipzig and The Hague, with Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip, simon Murphy and the New Dutch Academy take a fascinating journey through Europe in a sumptuous programme of Baroque musical treasures. Using authentic instruments in an immersive acoustic, these vivid performances not only celebrate the glories of the Baroque but also teh sheer joy of making music. ''We've aimed to create a musical experience where you can really feel the human physicality involved'', writes simon Murphy, ''…and the earthy and raw, textured and gritty, sometimes rustic aspects of this Baroque craft of music making.''

María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto (2017)

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María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto (2017)

María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto
Classical, Opera, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:02 min | 342 MB
Label: Audax | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Yet another world premiere from the Ensemble Diderot. Three stunning cantatas for soprano and orchestra by Giovanni Alberto Ristori, court composer in Dresden and deputy Kapellmeister to Johann Adolf Hasse. ​

Barbara Bonney, Bernarda Fink, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (1997)

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Barbara Bonney, Bernarda Fink, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (1997)

Barbara Bonney, Bernarda Fink, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel - Johann Adolf Hasse: Salve Regina (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:00 | 394 MB
Genre: Baroque, Vocal | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 0289 453 4352 5

“During this visit, these young ladies were so obliging as to sing me a Salve regina, lately set by their father, in duo. It is an exquisite composition, full of grace, taste and propriety.” What more could one ask of an antiphon than that which Charles Burney found in an impromptu performance by Hasse’s daughters during a visit to their father in Vienna in 1772? Hasse composed several settings of the Salve regina of which Reinhard Goebel has chosen two for his interesting programme of vocal and instrumental pieces by the composer.

The Sistine Choir: Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005)

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The Sistine Choir: Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005)

The Sistine Choir: Vatican Choir featuring Gregorian Chants (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Scans (jpg) | 66:40 | 227.9 MB
Classical | Classic Company

Popular or famous Sistine Chapel Choir songs: Sopra Il Fieno Colcato, Tenebrae, Hodie Christus Natus Est, Benedictus Qui Venti, Dio S'ei Fatto Fanciullo. More music songs Christus Est Qui Natus Hodie, Rorate caeli desuper, introit in mode 4 for the 4th Sunday in Advent, O Come All Ye Faithful. More music songs Vexilla Regis, Ave Maria… virgo serena, motet for 4 parts…

Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters (1993)

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Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters (1993)

Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet - The Juliet Letters (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 340 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 168 mb
Genre: classical pop, baroque, alternative

The Juliet Letters is a 1993 collaborative album between Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet, a four-piece classical group from England. The concept of the album consists of an imaginary scenario involving those who wrote letters to Juliet, as in Romeo & Juliet. Those letters are adapted in musical form where Costello sings over baroque pieces with hints of pop craftsmanship. This is a Warner Bros. production.

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Giove in Argo (2013)

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Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Giove in Argo (2013)

Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis - Handel: Giove in Argo (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:34:15 | 934 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7231162

Handel's Giove in Argo (Jupiter in Argos) is bottom-of-the-barrel stuff, a pastiche (or, in the parlance of the time, pasticcio) of numbers from earlier operas stitched together into a mythological-pastoral plot that is absurd even by the standards of Baroque opera. It is a notable sign of the success of the Baroque opera revival that this has appeared on a semi-major label, Virgin Classics. The pieces were all from operas that were fairly recent at the time, and it's possible that the work was intended as a kind of greatest-hits reprise, but London audiences did not bite; the opera was long thought to be lost, and it had its modern premiere only in 2006, with newly written recitatives.

Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 5 (2017)

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Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 5 (2017)

Pierre Hantaï - Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol. 5
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 78:14 min | 181 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Viewed from a distance, the corpus of the ‘555’ keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti seem like a juggernaut as improbable as it is unsettling. Its dimensions impress, its nature intrigues. Virtually all of these sonatas, written throughout the composer’s life, employ the same mould: a single movement in binary form, very occasionally differentiated from its fellows by the name of a dance or an indication of affect, never by a title. There is also the often acrobatic instrumental technique they require, and their style of writing, austere, irregular, noisy and contrasted, which can easily bewilder even the most seasoned interpreters.

Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir, Gyorgy Vashegyi - Mondonville: Isbe (2017)

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Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir, Gyorgy Vashegyi - Mondonville: Isbe (2017)

Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir, Gyorgy Vashegyi - Mondonville: Isbe (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:53:14 | 932 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD924001

With Isbé, a pastorale héroïque by Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, György Vashegyi has revived another overlooked dramatic work from the French Baroque – much as he did with Rameau’s Les Fêtes de Polymnie – for another release on the Glossa label. In his native Budapest, Vashegyi has been developing his interpretations of Baroque music with his Orfeo Orchestra and Purcell Choir for nearly three decades now, and for this recording he has assembled a magnificent team of vocal soloists, well-versed in the idiom of eighteenth- century French opera: Thomas Dolié assumes the important role of Adamas, the Chief Druid, who is besotted by Isbé, and yet is also provided with modern Enlightenment thinking (the opera was premièred in 1742).

Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet - Lully: Persee 1770 (2017)

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Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet - Lully: Persee 1770 (2017)

Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet - Lully: Persee 1770 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:48:15 | 627 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 967

Jean-Baptiste Lully's tragédie en musique Persée was first performed in 1682 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris, though this revival by Hervé Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel celebrates a much later performance given at L'Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles on May 16, 1770. Most period performances are typically derived from the instrumentation and practices of a specific era, yet Lully's period is not re-created here, nor the sound of the court opera of Louis XIV, but instead, an updated Persée that was presented for the nuptials of the future Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, some 88 years later.

Samvel Aloumyan Collection (2002)

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Samvel Aloumyan Collection (2002)

Samvel Aloumyan Collection (Leonid Kogan; L.V.Beethoven, S.Prokofiev, J.Brahms, F.Chopin, S.Rachmaninov, Corelli, M.Ravel, S.Balasanyan, B.Britten, G.Handel, C.Frank, F.Kreisler) (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG, Covers (jpg) | CD1`72:54, CD2`74:44, CD3`71:57, CD4`72:53 | 1.13 GB
Classical | Samvel Aloumyan

Samvel Aloumyan Armenian piano (3. V 1941 - 1987).

Yo-Yo Ma - Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach (2017)

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Yo-Yo Ma - Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach (2017)

Yo-Yo Ma - Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach
Classical, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 80:29 min | 360 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

CBS/Sony Classical has been accompanying superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma for decades on his journey through the unsurpassed works written for his instrument by Johann Sebastian Bach. The label is now pleased to announce the release of important landmarks from that journey, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach, on a single CD. Ma's first recording of Bach's six Solo Suites, which went on to win the Grammy® for "Best Classical Instrumental Performance" and is represented here by the Sarabande from the Sixth Suite, took place in 1982. In the same year, Yo-Yo Ma recorded Bach's complete sonatas for viola da gamba with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper which was hailed by Gramophone as "intelligent and expressive."