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La Chapelle Rhénane, Benoît Haller - Heinrich Schütz: Histoire de la Résurrection & Musikalische Exequien (2007) (Repost)

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La Chapelle Rhénane, Benoît Haller - Heinrich Schütz: Histoire de la Résurrection & Musikalische Exequien (2007) (Repost)

La Chapelle Rhénane, Benoît Haller - Heinrich Schütz: Histoire de la Résurrection & Musikalische Exequien (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Cover + Digital Booklet | 75:44 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: K617 | Catalog: K617199

"Schützens Musik ist von einer so hervorragenden Qualität. Klare Gedanken, eine dem Sprachrhythmus ideal angepasste Rhythmik, ausdrucksvolle und klare Harmonik, eine gestische und klangrednerische Melodik und die eindringliche Durcharbeitung. Durchführung eines Textes, das sind nur einige der Positiva die mir spontan einfallen." Eine solche Hymne ist eher selten. Die Musik des Heinrich Schütz ist nicht vergessen, aber doch eigentlich eine für ein kleineres Publikum.

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.1

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V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.1

V.A. - Bach 2000: The Complete Bach Edition (153CD Box Set, 1999) Vol.1
EAC Rip | APE (*image+.cue+.log) | Run Time: 16:39:22 | 3,98 Gb | Scans 15,30 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec

The ultimate collection of the complete music of J.S. Bach. Having all of Bach's music at my fingertips is a dream come true. This astonishing collection of music is a historic event. Teldec has compiled an excellent collection of all the works of J.S. Bach, from well-known to the obscure, performed by a wide variety of highly respected musicians. There are many, many treasures included in this collection, for example: the cello suites performed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt now on cd for the first time. And the 4-cd set of chorales is stunning.

René Jacobs, The Kuijken Consort, The Parnassus Ensemble - German Church Cantatas and Arias (2006)

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René Jacobs, The Kuijken Consort, The Parnassus Ensemble - German Church Cantatas and Arias (2006)

René Jacobs, The Kuijken Consort, The Parnassus Ensemble - German Church Cantatas and Arias (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:11 | 257 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Accent | Catalog: ACC 10012

Amongst several delightful examples of mid- and late-baroque German solo cantatas included here, one stands out as a little masterpiece. It's a lamentation by Johann Christoph Bach, the leading composer of the Bach dynasty before Johann Sebastian. I cannot imagine any listener to be capable of hearing this music without in some way being affected by its poignancy.

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Bach: Geistliche Kantaten (11CD) (2008)

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Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Bach: Geistliche Kantaten (11CD) (2008)

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum - Bach: Geistliche Kantaten (11CD) (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3,03 Gb | Total time: 10h 55min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0184212BC | Recorded: 1975-1984

These performances are not, to be sure, historically informed, nor are they fashionably chamber-like. The Thomanerchor is traditionally large (and all male), and it is accompanied in four of the 11 discs by the Gewandhaus Orchestra and in the remaining seven by the Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum. The roster of the latter is not listed, but, like the Gewandhaus Orchestra, its players use modern instruments and are not adverse to vibrato. On the other hand, Rotzsch does avoid, for the most part, languid tempos and extravagant gestures. The young men of the Thomanerchor are well trained and attentive and make, collectively, a joyfully controlled noise. The orchestral players and instrumental soloists, too, are beyond reproach. Similarly, Rotzsch’s soloists are top-drawer. Among the latter, Arleen Augér, Otrun Wenkel, Peter Schreier, and Hermann Christian Polster make the most frequent appearances, but the others, including the likes of Regina Werner, Doris Soffel, Theo Adam, and Siegfried Lorenz, are splendid as well. Rotzsch, himself, sings on two of the discs (he is a tenor).
–George Chien

Corydon Singers, Matthew Best - Johannes Brahms: Motets (1989) Reissue 2010

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Corydon Singers, Matthew Best - Johannes Brahms: Motets (1989) Reissue 2010

Corydon Singers, Matthew Best - Johannes Brahms: Motets (1989) Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55346 | Time: 01:08:40

This fabulous recording featuring Matthew Best and the Corydon Singers was first released in 1989 at a time when they were recording the standard repertoire for small choirs for Hyperion, and this disc of Brahms' motets and shorter sacred choral pieces was, and is, one of their finest. From the smooth and lovely Ave Maria for women's choir and organ through their hard and harsh "Warum is das Licht gegeben?" to their craggy yet consoling "Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein," Best and his choir deliver technically impeccable and deeply moving performances. The Corydon Singers tend toward a big, lush, and slightly fruity sound, as is common with English choirs. But one cannot fault their diction, articulation, pronunciation or their tone, blend, and balance. Best's interpretations are soulful but not sentimental and expressive but not excessive. Recorded in full-bodied digital sound, these performances will likely please fans of Brahms' sacred choral music.

David Daniels, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestre de Paris - Handel: Oratorio Arias (2002)

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David Daniels, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestre de Paris - Handel: Oratorio Arias (2002)

David Daniels, John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestre de Paris - Handel: Oratorio Arias (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 293 Mb | Total time: 67:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 45497 2 | Recorded: 2000

This is a beautiful selection of arias from Handel’s oratorios composed in the latish 1740s. Each one is a gem and David Daniels again proves himself the leading “operatic” countertenor of our day. He possesses one of the few countertenor voices that might be called “sensual”, not to mention one of the few with any respectable volume. He even puts pressure on it occasionally–as opposed, say, to Drew Minter or Alfred Deller, who aim (aimed) for a diaphonous sound.
–Robert Levine

David Daniels, Harry Bicket, The English Concert Bach: Sacred Arias and Cantatas (2008)

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David Daniels, Harry Bicket, The English Concert Bach: Sacred Arias and Cantatas (2008)

David Daniels, Harry Bicket, The English Concert Bach: Sacred Arias and Cantatas (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 452 Mb | Total time: 66:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 50999 519037 2 | Recorded: 2007

It has been a several years since David Daniels’ last recital for Virgin Classics – in 2004 the renowned countertenor explored Berlioz’ Les Nuits d’Eté - and his most recent recital of Baroque works, the critically acclaimed Oratorio Arias by Handel, dates back to 2002.
For this new release, Daniels returns to sacred works of the Baroque era with this programme of sacred arias and cantatas by Bach. He lends his beautiful countertenor voice and immense musicianship to this programme of famous cantatas, namely “Ich habe genug”, and arias from Bach’s Mass in B minor and the Saint Matthew’s and Saint John’s Passions. The programme was recorded in London in September 2007.

Philippe Pierlot, Carlos Mena, Ricercar Consort - Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2004)

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Philippe Pierlot, Carlos Mena, Ricercar Consort - Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2004)

Philippe Pierlot, Carlos Mena, Ricercar Consort - Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 331 Mb | Total time: 70:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9968 | Recorded: 2003

Spanish countertenor Carlos Mena is not one of those who evoke the powerful castrati who might have sung these sacred arias in Vivaldi's day; his voice is smooth and precise, with a tendency toward emotional restraint. This isn't blood-and-guts Vivaldi, but it's quite lovely. Even the final Nisi dominus, RV 608, with its virtuoso arias and sharp contrasts, is kept under control at all times rather than being treated as a set of operatic numbers. Mena is technically flawless in this work (listen to the rather chilling long notes in the "Cum dederit dilectis," track 22), which stands somewhat apart from the rest of the program – the intent is to close the proceedings with a burst of energy after two sad pieces that offer refined tragedy in Mena's readings.

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers - Handel: Israel In Egypt (2003)

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The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers - Handel: Israel In Egypt (2003)

The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers - Handel: Israel In Egypt (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:41 | 362 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Coro | Catalog: COR16011

English conductor Harry Christophers was educated at the Canterbury Cathedral Choir School and Magdalen College, Oxford. He founded The Sixteen, the choral ensemble with their accompanying instrumental ensemble, in 1977. The Sixteen performs with an emphasis on early English polyphony, but also in a varied repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary composers. He has led The Sixteen on tours throughout Europe, America, and the Far East, and on over 70 recordings.

Stephen Layton - Bach: Mass in B Minor (2018)

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Stephen Layton - Bach: Mass in B Minor (2018)

The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton - Bach: Mass in B Minor (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:47:43 | 597 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68181/2

The Bach Mass in B minor, BWV 232, assembled from bits and pieces over some years, coheres in its final form in ways that perhaps only the composer understood. This recording by the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Stephen Layton has been road-tested in performances around Britain for several years, but it hasn't lost the enthusiasm of its youthful singers.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Edition 10CDs (2014)

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Edition 10CDs (2014)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Edition 10CDs (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,78 Gb | Total time: 622:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88843021622 | Recorded: 1966, 1981, 1987, 1995, 2001

A good first introduction to the musical worlds of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is the recently released 10-CD box "C.P.E. Bach Edition ", on which the German 'harmonia mundi' has compiled high-quality recordings from the past 50 years.

The Brabant Ensemble & Stephen Rice - Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & Motets (2014)

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The Brabant Ensemble & Stephen Rice - Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & Motets (2014)

The Brabant Ensemble & Stephen Rice - Brumel: Missa de beata virgine & Motets (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:01 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68065

England's Brabant Ensemble specializes in sacred choral music of the middle 16th century, mostly from present-day Belgium and The Netherlands. Its name comes from the Duchy of Brabant, an incredibly fertile area of the Low Countries whose music was in demand among Italy's powerful families, shaped European music continent-wide, and was the primary component in what is thought of today as "Renaissance choral music."

La Compagnia del Madrigale - Gesualdo: Terzo libro di madrigali (2016)

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La Compagnia del Madrigale - Gesualdo: Terzo libro di madrigali (2016)

La Compagnia del Madrigale - Gesualdo: Terzo libro di madrigali (2016)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:31 | 279 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD922806

La Compagnia del Madrigale is currently the most eminent madrigal ensemble of today's international early music scene. The group was founded 2008 on the initiative of Rossana Bertini, Giuseppe Maletto, and Daniele Carnovich: after singing madrigals and sacred polyphony together for over 20 years, they decide to self-manage their own activity without a musical director and integrate into the group Francesca Cassinari, Elena Carzaniga, Raffaele Giordani and Marco Scavazza.

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Svizzera Italiana - Handel: Messiah (2001)

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Svizzera Italiana - Handel: Messiah (2001)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Svizzera Italiana - Handel: Messiah (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 658 Mb | Total time: 141:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arts | # 47627-2 | Recorded: 2000

MESSIAH is one of Handel's most popular works. Devised in 1741, the spectacular piece was made public the following year, to huge acclaim. The three-part oratorio is performed by a number of notable names here, including Lynne Dawson (soprano); Guillemette Laurens (mezzo-soprano); Charles Daniels (tenor); Antonio Abete (bass); Coro Della Radio Svizzerra; and conductor Diego Fasolis. The sparkling mix adds a new clarity to Handel's masterpiece, making this a very special release that easily transcends the ravages of time.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Christophorus Columbus (2006) {2CD+Book Set Alia Vox AVSA 9850}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Christophorus Columbus (2006) {2CD+Book Set Alia Vox AVSA 9850}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Christophorus Columbus (2006) {2CD+Book Set Alia Vox AVSA 9850}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 701 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 348 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 380 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 Alia Vox | AVSA 9850
Classical / Renaissance / World Music / Sacred & Religious

This remarkable release, comprising two CDs and a book of 270 pages with information in Spanish, English, German, Italian, Catalan, Arabic, and Hebrew, is a veritable history lesson in music, poetry, and literature about Spain, as well as Christopher Columbus and his voyages and times. The title of the set, Lost Paradises, refers to the cessation of the period during which all three traditions - Jewish, Muslim and Christian - worked together to create greatness. The music, pre-baroque and sounding very exotic indeed, is exquisitely performed, sometimes by itself and sometimes in conjunction with the reading of a text. The Moorish and Sephardic music is particularly colorful, but the more familiar, "early" music is just as ravishing. With repertoire both sacred and profane, featuring dances and dirges, Savall, in his notes, is attempting to make us pay heed to the past so that we may form our futures: This isn't as pedantic as it sounds, but it is certainly more than an afternoon of great music listening. What a stunning gift this would make - either to yourself or others.