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Cantus Cölln Edition [10CDs] (2011)

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Cantus Cölln Edition [10CDs] (2011)

Cantus Cölln Edition [10CDs] (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,41 Gb | Total time: 10:16:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697937062 | Recorded: 1989-1994

Das Vokalensemble Cantus Cölln unter der Leitung von Konrad Junghänel gehört heute zu den renommiertesten Formationen seiner Art. Die über 30 CD-Einspielungen von Cantus Cölln wurden mit zahlreichen internationalen Preisen ausgezeichnet und umfassen musikalische Raritäten ebenso wie wegweisende Interpretationen von "Klassikern" des barocken Repertoires.

Sergio Balestracci, La Stagione Armonica - Alessandro Scarlatti: Responsories for the Holy Week - Good Friday (2020)

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Sergio Balestracci, La Stagione Armonica - Alessandro Scarlatti: Responsories for the Holy Week  - Good Friday (2020)

Sergio Balestracci, La Stagione Armonica - Alessandro Scarlatti: Responsories for the Holy Week - Good Friday (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 344 Mb | Total time: 68:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | 19075940772 | Recorded: 2018

When it comes to old Italian vocal music, the Italian choir "La Stagione Armonica" from Padua under the direction of Sergio Balestracci has proven its high musical level several times. After the recording with responsories, which Alessandro Scarlatti composed for Good Saturday, the follow-up album with Scarlatti's responsories for Good Friday is now released.

Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici, Athestis Chorus - Galuppi: Messa per San Marco, 1766 (2003)

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Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici, Athestis Chorus - Galuppi: Messa per San Marco, 1766 (2003)

Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici, Athestis Chorus - Galuppi: Messa per San Marco, 1766 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 290 Mb | Total time: 63:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHAN 0702 | Recorded: 2002

Baldassare Galuppi was extremely popular during his lifetime, and according to more than one contemporary source he died the wealthiest Italian composer of the 18th century. Though primarily remembered for his contribution to the development of opera (he wrote more than 100), Galuppi also composed an abundance (148 works as of last count) of oratorios, cantatas, motets, and masses. Utilizing a score that Galuppi composed earlier, conductor Filippo Maria Bressan and the Academia de li Musici and the Athestis Chorus offer a reconstruction of a service that may have taken place in 1766 during Advent at St. Marks in Venice, where Galuppi held his long-standing position of musical director.

National Choir of Ukraine, 'Dumka', Yevhen Savchuk - Valentin Silvestrov: Requiem for Larissa (2004) [Re-Up]

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National Choir of Ukraine, 'Dumka', Yevhen Savchuk - Valentin Silvestrov: Requiem for Larissa (2004) [Re-Up]

Valentin Silvestrov: Requiem for Larissa (2004)
National Symphony Orchestra Of Ukraine, conducted by Volodymyr Sirenko
National Choir of Ukraine "Dumka", Yevhen Savchuk, choirmaster

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1778, 472 1122 | Time: 00:52:33

Valentin Silvestrov composed Requiem for Larissa between 1997 and 1999 as a memorial to his wife, musicologist Larissa Bondarenko, who died in 1996. It is a big and unceasingly somber work, scored for chorus and orchestra. Understandably, this Requiem is to a degree reflective, incorporating musical themes drawn from older works that had special meaning to the couple. While Silvestrov's typically glacial tempos are in evidence here, some of the opening half of the piece has an angular spikiness that recalls serial techniques without actively engaging in them. Instrumentally, Requiem for Larissa is dark, atmospheric, and even a little cinematic; the choral parts are sparse and minimally applied. In the fourth-movement Largo, the voices take over and settle down into an ethereal texture that leavens the gloom somewhat, but by this time 25-and-a-half minutes have gone by and some listeners will have already tuned out owing to the toughness of the opening section.Requiem for Larissa is an intensely personal piece performed with respect and care by the Ukrainian National Chorus and Symphony Orchestra under conductor Vladimir Sirenko.

Dunedin Consort, Soloists, John Butt - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, Reconstruction of First Performance (2014)

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Dunedin Consort, Soloists, John Butt - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, Reconstruction of First Performance (2014)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, Reconstruction of First Performance (2014)
Joanne Lunn, soprano; Rowan Hellier, alto; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; Matthew Brook, bass
Dunedin Consort, conducted by John Butt

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 449 | Time: 01:01:39

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2014 Choral category winner! Purely on grounds of performance alone, this is one of the finest Mozart Requiems of recent years. John Butt brings to Mozart the microscopic care and musicological acumen that have made his Bach and Handel recordings so thought-provoking and satisfying.

Corina Marti, Michal Gondko, La Morra, Antoine Guerber, Diabolus in Musica - Johannes Ciconia: Opera Omnia (2011)

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Corina Marti, Michal Gondko, La Morra, Antoine Guerber, Diabolus in Musica - Johannes Ciconia: Opera Omnia (2011)

Corina Marti, Michal Gondko, La Morra, Antoine Guerber, Diabolus in Musica - Johannes Ciconia: Opera Omnia (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 633 Mb | Total time: 77:51+73:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar ‎| RIC316 | Recorded: 2010

Active in Venice and Padua at the beginning of the 15th century, Johannes Ciconia was undoubtedly the most important composer of this transitional period. Born in Liège and trained in the principles of the French and Italian Ars Nova, he played a considerable role in the musical development that led little by little towards the Renaissance.

Antoine Guerber, Diabolus in Musica - Plorer, Gemir, Crier... Hommage à la "voix d'or" de Johannes Ockeghem (2012)

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Antoine Guerber, Diabolus in Musica - Plorer, Gemir, Crier... Hommage à la "voix d'or" de Johannes Ockeghem (2012)

Antoine Guerber, Diabolus in Musica - Plorer, Gemir, Crier… Hommage à la "voix d'or" de Johannes Ockeghem (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 252 Mb | Total time: 57:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: æon ‎| AECD 1226 | Recorded: 2011

The oeuvre of Johannes Ockeghem influenced a considerable number of musicians who were contemporaries with, or came immediately after, the Master of Tours. Many of these talented composers took one of his works as a model, thus bearing eloquent testimony to their admiration for him. All of them visited him and helped popularize his image as a benevolent father figure to this amazing caste of singers and composers. Ockeghem s death at a ripe old age in 1497 greatly affected the brilliant generation that was in the process of making the transition between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and naturally led to the creation of some deeply moving music.

Philippe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Collegium Vocale Gent - Antonín Dvořák: Requiem (2015)

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Philippe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Collegium Vocale Gent - Antonín Dvořák: Requiem (2015)

Philippe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Collegium Vocale Gent - Antonín Dvořák: Requiem (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 93:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: PHI | LPH016 | Recorded: 2014

The Collegium Vocale Gent, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Philippe Herreweghe join forces once again for a monument of the sacred choral repertoire: Antonín Dvorák’s Requiem, Op. 89. This work, dating from 1890, is one of those that marked a new phase in the composer’s musical creation, in which he recognized himself ‘as much a poet as well as a musician’. In addition, this reveals the veritable nature of a composer without constraint, probably being neither a commission nor an occasional work.

Prague Philharmonic Choir, Jaroslav Brych - Rachmaninov: Vespers, Op. 37; Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 (2007) [Re-Up]

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Prague Philharmonic Choir, Jaroslav Brych - Rachmaninov: Vespers, Op. 37;  Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 (2007) [Re-Up]

Sergey Rachmaninov - Vespers, Op. 37, Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 (2007)
The Prague Philharmonic Choir; Jaroslav Brych, conductor; Soloists

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD 350 043 | Time: 01:01:32

The Prague Philharmonic choir join over a dozen others who have recorded Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, a work once thought the special property of the Russian choirs who are, of course, prominent in the lists. The Czechs sing it without a cantor, and more as a concert work than some of the others do. Though they take the famous scale in the Nunc dimittis, descending to a profound B flat, in their stride, they are not as sonorous as some others, and their particular contribution is to sing the music lightly and flexibly, with a lively response to the words. They have excellent sopranos, safe in intonation when attacking the exposed high entries in thirds which are a feature of the music, and a good tenor for the three numbers that involve him as a soloist. The Magnificat, with all its tempo changes and shifts of register, is expressively done, as are the light rhythms of ‘Blessed art Thou, O Lord’.

Olivier Schneebeli, Les Pages & les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles - Musiques sacrées à Versailles (2012)

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Olivier Schneebeli, Les Pages & les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles - Musiques sacrées à Versailles (2012)

Olivier Schneebeli, Les Pages & les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles - Musiques sacrées à Versailles (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 958 Mb | Total time: 67:50+68:54+69:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | K617234/3 | Recorded: 1993-2010

Les Pages and les Chantres celebrate 20 years of the teaching and musical direction of Olivier Schneebeli. He has brought together children's and adult voices in new ways to celebrate the traditions of the Royal Chapel of Versailles, a vital component in the French repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. This exceptional box invites the listener on a journey through the masterpieces of sacred composers from the reign of Henry IV and highlights the birth of the musical genre emblematic of the Chapel Royal: the grand motet.

Antoine Guerber, Diabolus in Musica - Guillaume Dufay: Missa Se la face ay pale (2004)

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Antoine Guerber, Diabolus in Musica - Guillaume Dufay: Missa Se la face ay pale (2004)

Antoine Guerber, Diabolus in Musica - Guillaume Dufay: Missa Se la face ay pale (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 281 Mb | Total time: 67:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA 051 | Recorded: 2003

Guillaume Dufay was undoubtedly the greatest musician of the fifteenth century. The Missa Se la Face ay Pale is the first of the four Great Masses of his maturity. While ushering in the Renaissance period, this work represents a culmination in the music of the Middle Ages.

Sinfonieorchester Basel, Ivor Bolton, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - The Secret Fauré 3: Sacred Vocal Works (2020)

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Sinfonieorchester Basel, Ivor Bolton, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - The Secret Fauré 3: Sacred Vocal Works (2020)

Sinfonieorchester Basel, Ivor Bolton, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Benjamin Appl & Katja Stuber - The Secret Fauré 3: Sacred Vocal Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 279 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:14:35
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical

Among the sacred works for voice and orchestra that feature in the present release, only the Requiem has any bearing on the duties that Fauré performed as choirmaster and organist at the Madeleine in Paris between 1877 and 1906. Practically all of the works that he wrote for the Madeleine included an organ accompaniment. Fauré found his duties at the church constricting. Even when he wrote his Requiem, which strikes such a singular note, it was to distance himself from the sort of liturgical music with which he was habitually involved. “As to my Requiem,” he explained in 1902 with reference to his most famous work, “I have also instinctively sought to escape from what is thought right and proper, after all the years of accompanying burial services on the organ! I know it all by heart. I wanted to write something different.” We should not forget that Fauré did not believe in God, which perhaps prevented him from blossoming as a church composer. Despite this, the present programme explores an interesting facet of his work.

Stephen Cleobury, Academy of Ancient Music, Choir of King's College Cambridge - Bach: St. Matthew Passion (2020)

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Stephen Cleobury, Academy of Ancient Music, Choir of King's College Cambridge - Bach: St. Matthew Passion (2020)

Stephen Cleobury, Academy of Ancient Music, Choir of King's College Cambridge - Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew Passion (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 722 Mb | Total time: 163:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Kings College | KGS0037 | Recorded: 2019

Recorded before Sir Stephen Cleobury’s untimely passing in November 2019, King’s College presents a new account of one of the greatest masterpieces in sacred music, Bach’s St Matthew Passion. For this recording Cleobury led the King’s Choir and the Academy of Ancient Music alongside some of the most outstanding British singers performing today, headed by one of the finest Evangelists of our time, James Gilchrist. The album is accompanied by a booklet with over 60 pages of texts and photographs, including a full translation by Michael Marissen and a specially-commissioned essay by John Butt.

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Antoine de Févin: Missa Ave Maria & Missa Salve sancta parens (2018)

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Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Antoine de Févin: Missa Ave Maria & Missa Salve sancta parens (2018)

Stephen Rice, The Brabant Ensemble - Antoine de Févin: Missa Ave Maria & Missa Salve sancta parens (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 79:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68265 | Recorded: 2018

An important contribution to our understanding of the ‘gentle master musician.’ Stephen Rice brings perceptive musical insights to these accounts, and also sheds light on Févin’s idiom in the excellent CD booklet. His vocal ensemble may be slender but the singing is robust and buoyantly articulated. Boyish upper voices offset velvety tenors and basses, and the relatively close recording perspective produces a sound at once lucid and lustrous.

Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs

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Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 508 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320)~ 243 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria | # SDG722 | Time: 01:45:44

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are renowned of their spectacular performances of Bach’s epic masterpiece, which they have toured extensively. During their last tour (in Munich, Frankfurt, Lucerne, Aix-en-Provence and Paris) there was a stampede for tickets and they performed every night in full houses, to spellbound audiences. This album is the culmination of the tour: it was recorded in an open session in London, and captures the special atmosphere of the concerts. It is presented in a 2-CD casebook and contains a booklet featuring original notes by John Eliot Gardiner translated in English, German and French.