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Guillaume Dufay - New Flowers - Santenay (2018) {friends of green sonic CD1710}

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Guillaume Dufay - New Flowers - Santenay (2018) {friends of green sonic CD1710}

Guillaume Dufay - New Flowers - Santenay (2018) {friends of green sonic CD1710}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (highresaudio.com) -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 136 Mb
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© 2018 friends of green sonic | CD 1710
Classical / Early Renaissance / Chamber Music

A new blossom: the new beauty of a timeless music. Early music for today: The album "NEW FLOWERS" transports the works of the Renaissance composer Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397-1474) into the here and now of the modern world of the 21st century. Especially today, this music is more interesting and topical than ever: The beauty and contemplative radiance of the compositions gives the listener joy, peace and inner harmony. The music of Guillaume Dufay speaks directly to people. The melodies, harmonies and emotions touch - and go straight to the heart.

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015) [Re-Up]

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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015) [Re-Up]

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)
William Harris, Michael Tippett, Thomas Weelkes, James MacMillan, Ivor Gurney, Robert Ramsey
Benjamin Britten, Edmund Rubbra, Michael East, Herbert Howells, Robert Pearsall, Thomas Tomkins

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: CORO | # COR16134 | Time: 01:10:50

Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them? Songs of departure and farewell are deeply rooted in the great tradition of British choral music, nourished by ancient myths of testing journeys, wayside transformations and homecomings. The transcendent nature of music and the power of poetry to challenge and alter perceptions of reality – harnessed by English composers over many centuries – flow through a programme that invites contemplation of life and death, of love and loss, creation and eternity. In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, The Sixteen performs a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.

Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474) - Music for the Court of Savoy - The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (2009) {Hyperion CDA67715}

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Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474) - Music for the Court of Savoy - The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (2009) {Hyperion CDA67715}

Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474) - Music for the Court of Savoy - The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (2009) {Hyperion CDA67715}
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© 2009 Hyperion Records | CDA67715
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Early Music / Choral / Polyphony

The Binchois Consort’s first recordings of Dufay for Hyperion achieved iconic status, winning a Gramophone award along the way. Despite the proliferation of early music groups recording Dufay in their wake, the Binchois remain the ultimate musical authority on this great composer. Their latest recording contains what many consider to be Dufay’s masterpiece. His Missa Se la face ay pale is one of the best known, and perhaps most revered, of all polyphonic masses. Indeed, it is a work of such renown that it enjoys a special kind of status among Renaissance mass cycles.

Cappella Mediterranea & Leonardo García Alarcón - De vez en cuando la vida: Joan Manuel Serrat y el siglo de oro (2018)

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Cappella Mediterranea & Leonardo García Alarcón - De vez en cuando la vida: Joan Manuel Serrat y el siglo de oro (2018)

Cappella Mediterranea & Leonardo García Alarcón - De vez en cuando la vida: Joan Manuel Serrat y el siglo de oro (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 336 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:50
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Leonardo García Alarcón writes: “The memories of my childhood in Argentina always bring me back to the singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat, synonymous with shared family moments… Serrat’s poetry and music around a barbecue in Argentina; “De vez en cuando la vida” made me cry as it has made millions of people cry in Latin America, Spain and elsewhere… Joan Manuel Serrat is part of our life, he is our Jacques Brel!… Or, if we project ourselves back to the sixteenth century, he is in a sense our little Camerata Fiorentina, that movement of Italian poets and musicians in Florence. Serrat has allowed the whole of Latin America and Spain to reappropriate the works of its poets… "

Chanticleer - Then and There, Here and Now (2018)

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Chanticleer - Then and There, Here and Now (2018)

Chanticleer - Then and There, Here and Now (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 282 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:17
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics

Warner Classics is excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Chanticleer, “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker), with a new recording, Then and There, Here and Now, to be released October 12. The group will tour the album around the world, with 52 performances across the United States, Europe, and Russia including stops in Dublin, Wexford, Paris, Luxembourg, Budapest, Prague, Hannover, Leipzig, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.

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.

Capella de la Torre - Soundscape - Leonardo da Vinci (2018)

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Capella de la Torre - Soundscape - Leonardo da Vinci (2018)

Capella de la Torre - Soundscape - Leonardo da Vinci (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 325 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:03
Classical, Vocal | Label: deutsche harmonia mundi

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) is generally characterized nowadays as a “universal genius”, although any attempt to apply this term to a figure from the 15th or 16th centuries is not without its problems. After all, the view that an individual whose creative endeavours came from within himself was a “genius” is a radical innovation of the 17th and 18th centuries. Prior to that date it had not been the originality of the creative endeavour that was decisive for its status as a work of art but the category of imitatio – the artist’s ability to take his cue from models created by older authorities. Only in aemulatio – the artist’s desire to compete with and surpass his rivals – was there any scope for innovation. The present recording is largely centred around the frottola, a musical genre that emerged in Leonardo’s day from Upper Italian courts such as those of the House of Este (no. 10) and that is illustrated by pieces like Il marchese di Salutio (no. 1). The frottola quickly spread to the rest of Europe thanks not least to the printed editions produced by Ottaviano Petrucci. Among the composers who are mentioned by name, Bartolomeo Tromboncino (no. 18) and Marchetto Cara (nos. 5, 8 and 14) are among the frottola’s leading representatives.

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}
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© 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.

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}
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© 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….

Toyohiko Satoh - Lute Music from the Netherlands (1991) {Radio Nederland BFO A-16}

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Toyohiko Satoh - Lute Music from the Netherlands (1991) {Radio Nederland BFO A-16}

Toyohiko Satoh - Lute Music from the Netherlands (1991) {Radio Nederland BFO A-16}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 134 Mb
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© 1991 Radio Nederland | BFO A-16
Classical / Renaissance / Dutch / Lute

The Japanese lutenist Toyohiko Satoh (佐藤豊彦) is one of the most influential lute players of the last century. Born in 1943, he is now looking back on a career of over 40 years of lute playing, including 35 years teaching as a professor for lute at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, the Netherlands. Besides being a performer, he is also composing music for chamber ensembles and solo lute, as well as researching and writing about music.

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
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© 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.

Bruno Forst - Arte de Tanger: Gonzalo de Baena's New Keyboard Method 1540 (2018)

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Bruno Forst - Arte de Tanger: Gonzalo de Baena's New Keyboard Method 1540 (2018)

Bruno Forst - Arte de Tanger: Gonzalo de Baena's New Keyboard Method 1540 (2018)
EAC Rip | CD FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Scans | 655 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics – 95618 | Tracks: 46 | Time: 134:52 min
Classical, Organ, Renaissance

Gonzalo de Baena’s Arte novamente inventada pera aprender a tãger (Newly devised method for learning to play) was the first book of keyboard music ever printed on the Iberian Peninsula. Lost for centuries, it was rediscovered in 1992, and early music keyboardist Bruno Forst has since painstakingly decoded its unique tablature system and edited a modern edition, published in 2012.

Susanne Heinrich - Tobias Hume: Passion & Division (2010)

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Susanne Heinrich - Tobias Hume: Passion & Division (2010)

Susanne Heinrich - Tobias Hume: Passion & Division (2010)
The First Part of Ayres - Captain Humes Musicall Humors, 1605

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67811 | Time: 01:10:43

The works for viola da gamba of Elizabethan soldier and composer Tobias Hume are wonderfully eccentric, highly entertaining, and often deeply moving, but not often recorded, so new recordings are always welcome. This 2009 Hyperion disc by German gambist Susanne Heinrich may not be the most poetic, soulful Hume recording ever made – that honor would go to the incomparable Jordi Savall – but it is nevertheless a fine addition to the composer's catalog. With her warm but penetrating tone, polished but passionate technique, and acute sensitivity, Heinrich is a first-class player and interpreter, and her performances are wholly sympathetic to the music. Her account of the bleak "I am Melancholy" is as effective as that of the droll "Tickell, tickell," and her reading of the cheerful "Life" is as moving as that of the grim "Deth." Recorded in transparent and present digital sound, this disc deserves to be heard by all admirers of music for viola da gamba.

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - A Renaissance Christmas (2018)

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The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - A Renaissance Christmas (2018)

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - A Renaissance Christmas (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 156 Mb | 01:07:09
Classical, Sacred | Label: Coro, The Sixteen Productions

Following The Sixteen’s hugely successful album, ‘Song of the Nativity’, which featured Christmas music from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, this new seasonal offering explores a stunning selection of festive works from the Renaissance. The Sixteen captures the joy and sincerity of this most wonderful of seasons, from the joyous simplicity of plainsong chants Resonemus laudibus and Veni, veni Emmanuel to the shining purity of Lassus’ polyphonic Videntes stellam Magi and Byrd’s jubilant This day Christ was born. This album provides a perfect alternative to traditional carols for those looking for something a little different at Christmas.