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Stephen Stubbs - Teatro Lirico (2006)

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Stephen Stubbs - Teatro Lirico (2006)

Stephen Stubbs - Teatro Lirico (2006)
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Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series

Despite the severely modern appearance of this 2006 ECM New Series album, from the abstract cover art to the booklet's somber black and white landscape photos, this is really a collection of early music by Arcangelo Corelli, Giulio Caccini, Maurizio Cazzati, and other less familiar composers of the Baroque era. Stephen Stubbs and his brilliant ensemble Teatro Lirico are masters of their period instruments, and their historically informed performances – in many cases, revivals – of obscure Baroque repertoire have garnered attention worldwide.

Monika Mauch, Nigel North - Musical Banquet (2008)

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Monika Mauch, Nigel North - Musical Banquet (2008)

Monika Mauch, Nigel North - Musical Banquet (2008)
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Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: ECM

Various vocalists and lutenists specializing in the late Renaissance have constructed artificial tours of the European continent, but soprano Monika Mauch and lutenist Nigel North rely here on an original source to do the same thing. They emerge with a superior product in every way. The original source in question is the book whose cover text is reproduced on the back cover of the CD box: Robert Dowland's A Musical Banquet, published in London in 1610. Robert Dowland was John Dowland's son, and he had a lot of help in this enterprise from his famous father.

La Morra - Luz del alva (2012) {Ramée RAM 1203}

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La Morra - Luz del alva (2012) {Ramée RAM 1203}

La Morra - Luz del alva (2012) {Ramée RAM 1203}
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© 2012 Ramée / Outhere Music | RAM 1203
Classical / Early Music / Renaissance

La Morra is among the leading formations specializing in late Medieval and early Renaissance European music. The group redefines itself according to the requirements of the projects it undertakes. For Luz del alva, Corina Marti and Michal Gondko join forces with Catalan singer and harpist Arianna Savall, Norwegian singer Petter Johansen, and Swedish historical bowed instruments player Tore Eketorp.

Ex Libris Doctoris Amerbachii - La Morra (2006) {Musiques suisses MGB CD6327}

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Ex Libris Doctoris Amerbachii - La Morra (2006) {Musiques suisses MGB CD6327}

Ex Libris Doctoris Amerbachii - La Morra (2006) {Musiques suisses MGB CD6327}
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© 2006 Musiques suisses | MGB CD 6327
Classical / Renaissance / Early Music

This CD introduces some of the most fascinating music from the music books that once belonged to the musical lawyer, friend and heir of Erasmus of Rotterdam, Bonifacius Amerbach (1495-1562). A release primarily devoted to the music of little-known composers active during the first half of the sixteenth century in the Alsace and Baden-Württemberg regions.

Roberto Loreggian - Andrea Gabrieli: Complete Keyboard Music (2015)

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Roberto Loreggian - Andrea Gabrieli: Complete Keyboard Music (2015)

Roberto Loreggian - Andrea Gabrieli: Complete Keyboard Music (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 05:58:06 | 2,16 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94432

The first complete recording of the keyboard works of Andrea Gabrieli (1532-1585), one of the most famous and influential composers of the late Renaissance and the most important representative of the Venetian School. A native of Venice, he went to Germany to study with Lassus. Later he became organist of the famous San Marco in Venice, the most important post in Northern Italy at that moment.

Eduardo Paniagua, Música Antigua - La viola organista de Leonardo da Vinci (2011) {Pneuma PN-1340}

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Eduardo Paniagua, Música Antigua - La viola organista de Leonardo da Vinci (2011) {Pneuma PN-1340}

Eduardo Paniagua, Música Antigua - La viola organista de Leonardo da Vinci (2011) {Pneuma PN-1340}
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© 2011 Pneuma | Colección Histórica-Renacimiento Series | PN-1340
Classical / Renaissance / 15th Century / 16th Century / Early Music / Viola organista

A Concert of Renaissance Music played on instruments designed by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). This recording is an adventure through music which brings us closer to one of the most brilliant and unsettling characters in history. Leonardo da Vinci worked in nearly all the branches of knowledge that existed at his time, including music, although he is best known as the artist who painted the Gioconda or the Last Supper in Milan. He was a painter, draughtsman, sculptor, engineer, architect, musician, philosopher and inventor. He personified the great Renaissance era more than almost anybody else.

Stile Antico - From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg (2014)

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Stile Antico - From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg (2014)

Stile Antico - From the Imperial Court: Music for the House of Hapsburg (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 71:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 807595 | Recorded: 2013

The 16 voices of the British choir Stile Antico have a reputation for perfect blend and for programs that go beyond the favorites generally essayed by the similarly sized British choir the Sixteen. That's what's in this collection of motets (and the chanson Mille regretz) united by their connection to the Hapsburg court. It may be surprising to see Thomas Tallis under that rubric, but as the informative booklet points out, he makes the cut due to the marriage of Philip II of Spain to Mary Tudor. As that suggests, and as might be expected from a collection of pieces spanning a century, the Hapsburg factor does little to unite these pieces, even if the Emperor Maximilian does get name-checked at one point. Instead, this is simply a collection of intriguing Renaissance works that are generally beyond the ones normally heard. In the Tallis and several other pieces, the singers do an especially nice job with the striking dissonances that sometimes appear in music of the earlier Renaissance; they neither gloss over the dissonances nor overemphasize them. Big pieces like Heinrich Isaac's Virgo prudentissima contrast nicely with the the soberer idiom of the likes of Morales. In short, a very well recorded Renaissance a cappella program.
– James Manheim

Ronn McFarlane - The Renaissance Lute (1994) {Dorian Recordings DOR-90186}

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Ronn McFarlane - The Renaissance Lute (1994) {Dorian Recordings DOR-90186}

Ronn McFarlane - The Renaissance Lute (1994) {Dorian Recordings DOR-90186}
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© 1994 Dorian Recordings | DOR-90186
Classical / Renaissance / Lute

When first conceiving this recording, I imagined myself as a first time listener to the lute. I have tried to bring together a collection of pieces that capture some of the variety and range of styles of the Renaissance lute. The lute was the favorite solo instrument of the Renaissance, valued for its portability and its expressiveness. The lute's shadings of dynamics and tone color were literally at the tip of one's fingers I hope that these varying colors and textures of sound will help communicate the spirit and character of these pieces more clearly, as well as keeping the ear refreshed. For any variety of sounds will be meaningless unless tied to the emotional or structural content of the music

The Gentlemen of HM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace & Carl Jackson - Thomas Tallis: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal (2018)

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The Gentlemen of HM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace & Carl Jackson - Thomas Tallis: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal (2018)

The Gentlemen of HM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace & Carl Jackson - Thomas Tallis: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal (2018)
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Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Resonus Classics

The Gentlemen of HM Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace and their director Carl Jackson make their Resonus Classics debut with this album of works for lower voices by Thomas Tallis – himself a Gentleman of the Tudor Chapel Royal serving under four monarchs.

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - William Byrd: Mass for 5 voices (1989)

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Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - William Byrd: Mass for 5 voices (1989)

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen - William Byrd: Mass for 5 voices (1989)
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Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 90802 | Recorded: 1988

"A liturgically and historically well thought-out coupling of Byrd's works, which are probably among the best that English choral music of the early century has to offer. The Sixteen interpret with British distinction in expression, but great beauty of overall sound. ''
–M. Mezger

David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir - William Byrd: Mass for five voices (2012)

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David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir - William Byrd: Mass for five voices (2012)

David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir - William Byrd: Mass for five voices (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 72:46 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDH55348 | Recorded: 1995

It was only recently established by bibliographical analysis that William Byrd’s three settings of the Ordinary of the Mass—in three, four and five parts—were almost certainly published in the early 1590s, coinciding with Byrd’s move from London to a Catholic enclave in Stondon Massey, Essex. The Mass for five voices, scored for treble (or soprano), alto, two tenors and bass, is thought to have been the last of the three to have been composed, probably in late 1594 or early 1595, and is, by any reckoning, a masterpiece. It is probable that Byrd composed his Latin liturgical music for use in the domestic chapels maintained, often at considerable personal risk, by recusant Catholic families. Here they would probably have been sung by a small group of singers, perhaps one to a part. This does not of course preclude performance by a larger group, and indeed these works have been well established in the choral liturgical repertory since their rediscovery in the early years of the twentieth century.

Fretwork - Orlando Gibbons: Cries and Fancies (1989)

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Fretwork - Orlando Gibbons: Cries and Fancies (1989)

Fretwork - Orlando Gibbons: Cries and Fancies (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 351 Mb | Total time: 68:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 90849 | Recorded: 1989

From the canon of Gibbons fantasias, Fretwork have chosen a medley of pieces for two parts to six. The standards they set in earlier recordings prevail again here: affection and respect for the music, a mixture of delicacy and robustness in the viol tone, variety of phrasing and illuminating voicing of textures—all are present in these performances. In the best English tradition virtuosity is made to serve music.
–Gramophone

Dominique Visse, Ensemble Clement Janequin - Chansons sur des poemes de Ronsard (2001)

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Dominique Visse, Ensemble Clement Janequin - Chansons sur des poemes de Ronsard (2001)

Dominique Visse, Ensemble Clément Janequin - Chansons sur des poèmes de Ronsard (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 59:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA1951491 | Recorded: 1993

The poetry of Pierre de Ronsard enjoyed unprecedented popularity with musicians in the mid-16th century, and by the 1570's almost every major French or Flemish composer had written entire books setting his works. The Janequin Ensemble present here a selection of the finest pieces inspired by this prince of poets.

David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir - Christopher Tye: Missa Euge bone, Peccavimus & other sacred music (2001)

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David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir - Christopher Tye: Missa Euge bone, Peccavimus & other sacred music (2001)

David Hill, Winchester Cathedral Choir - Christopher Tye: Missa Euge bone, Peccavimus & other sacred music (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 64:49 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDH55079 | Recorded: 1990

Several new versions of Tye’s Missa Euge bone have appeared since the Winchester Cathedral Choir first released this disc of Tye’s Cathedral music in 1991. However, and notwithstanding Jeremy Summerly’s splendid Naxos offering with the Oxford Camerata, in my view none matches the Winchester recording for sheer vitality and sonic brilliance.
Summerly directs the Oxford Camerata’s well-balanced voices with sensitivity and interpretative penetration in a generally excellent rendering of Tye’s Euge bone Mass. However, the rhythmic flexibility and exultant phrasing of Winchester choir’s traversal of the same work remains unassailable. Lively speeds generate increased vitality in the Gloria and Credo and superb chording culminates in exciting harmonic climaxes. Luminescent singing in the Agnus Dei completes a magnificent performance.

Jordi Savall, Hesperion XX - Christopher Tye: Lawdes Deo (1989)

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Jordi Savall, Hesperion XX - Christopher Tye: Lawdes Deo (1989)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - Christopher Tye: Lawdes Deo (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 437 Mb | Total time: 79:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée Auvidis | # E 8708 | Recorded: 1988

This disc could top the early music charts in any of several categories: outstanding viol consort; best programming; superior engineering. And for sheer aesthetic beauty, it would be hard to find a recording that would score higher on the greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts scale. Jordi Savall and his Hespèrion XX ensemble pretty much own the viol repertoire, but usually we find them plumbing the works of continental composers from Spain, France, and Italy. Here we find them across the channel in Reformation England in what must have been the very satisfying task of bringing to light the seriously neglected instrumental music of Christopher Tye. Many observers would justifiably argue that although only 31 pieces exist, Tye's music for viol consort represents a summation of the genre–which in its complexities of texture and interdependence of the respective parts is the direct ancestor of the string quartet and other forms of chamber music. Savall and his five colleagues perform all 31 works, most of which are between two and three minutes long and primarily in a contrapuntal form known as In Nomine–a uniquely English creation, popular with many composers, in which a particular section from a John Taverner mass was used as a basis for the whole piece.