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Noel Bauldeweyn (c. 1480 – c. 1530) - Masses - Beauty Farm (2017) {fra bernardo Digital Download fb 1709761}

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Noel Bauldeweyn (c. 1480 – c. 1530) - Masses - Beauty Farm (2017) {fra bernardo Digital Download fb 1709761}

Noel Bauldeweyn (c. 1480 – c. 1530) - Masses - Beauty Farm (2017) {fra bernardo Digital Download fb 1709761}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 610 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 276 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 4 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 fra bernardo | fb 1709761
Classical / Renaissance / Polyphony / Sacred / Vocal / Masses

World premiere. The name of Noel Bauldeweyn is not often found among the extraordinary phenomena of an exceptionally rich generation of composers around 1500; this recording may well be the first entirely devoted to his works. And yet Bauldeweyn’s music is characterised by a very individual sound as well as an assured handling of the formal requirements of cyclic settings of the Mass ordinary. The wide geographic distribution of surviving works in choir books belonging to the Papal and Bavarian chapels as well as in the splendid manuscripts originating from Petrus Alamire’s atelier testifies to the reputation he enjoyed among his contemporaries.

Capella de la Torre - Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century (2018)

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Capella de la Torre - Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century (2018)

Capella de la Torre - Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 280 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | 01:05:04
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi invites you to listen to the album Vidi Speciosam - A Lady Mass from the 16th Century - containing pf works dedicated to Mary from Spanish composers performed at the end of the 16th century. The performers are: Capella de la Torre - winner of the ECHO 2016 award in the "band of the year" category, and the vocal group of Tiburtina - a female vocal ensemble founded in 2008 in Prague, specializing in the interpretation of Gregorian chant, medieval polyphony and contemporary music.

Marbrianus de Orto (ca. 1460 – 1529) - Paradise Regained - The Sound and The Fury (2014) {fra bernardo Digital Download}

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Marbrianus de Orto (ca. 1460 – 1529) - Paradise Regained - The Sound and The Fury (2014) {fra bernardo Digital Download}

Marbrianus de Orto (ca. 1460 – 1529) - Paradise Regained - The Sound and The Fury (2014) {fra bernardo Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 390 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork (jpg+pdf) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 fra bernardo | fb 6001222
Classical / Renaissance / Polyphony / Sacred / Vocal / Masses

We know nothing of the origins, youth and education of Marbriano de Orto (c. 1460-1529) other than that he was the illegitimate son of a priest. His surname is probably that of his mother, Dujardin, and he was trained as a chorister somewhere in the diocese of Doornik/Tournai, in present-day Belgium. The fact that the Pope granted de Orto a benefice in 1486 which secured him a lifelong income from the diocese seems to confirm his close relationship to it from the outset of his career.

Fabio Pirona, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Domenico Cimarosa: Dixit Dominus (2008)

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Fabio Pirona, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Domenico Cimarosa: Dixit Dominus (2008)

Fabio Pirona, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento - Domenico Cimarosa: Dixit Dominus (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 246 Mb | Total time: 54:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 988-2 | Recorded: 2003

Domenico Cimarosa succeeded Salieri as court composer in Vienna and was liked and respected by both Haydn and Mozart. He had an eventful life that included a stint working for Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg (he went back to southern Italy because he couldn't hack the cold weather) and imprisonment in old age for having supported the French Revolution. This Dixit Dominus comes from the last stage of Cimarosa's career, after he composed most of the operas for which he is best known today. Even more than most sacred pieces of the late eighteenth century it is extremely operatic.

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent - Mendelssohn: Paulus op.36 (1996)

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Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent - Mendelssohn: Paulus op.36 (1996)

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent - Mendelssohn: Paulus op.36 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 574 Mb | Total time: 71:52+57:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901584.85 | Recorded: 1995

This reading shows the gentleness of the work perfectly…The essence of the score that Herreweghe brings out so well is Mendelssohn's flawless counterpoint, not just the fugal choruses but between orchestra and choir or woodwind and strings. The harmonic richness leaps out from the opening of the overture, with its lush orchestration of the chorale Wachet auf. It makes so much sense on a period orchestra.
–Early Music Review

Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - Bach: Messe H-Moll/Mass B minor BWV 232 (1997)

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Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - Bach: Messe H-Moll/Mass B minor BWV 232 (1997)

Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - Bach: Messe H-Moll/Mass B minor BWV 232 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 56:20+52:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 05472 77380 2 | Recorded: 1996

Two things distinguished Thomas Hengelbrock's 1996 recording of Bach's B minor Mass from the many other historically informed performances of the work released in the early digital era. Where many other conductors used small mixed choirs, Hengelbrock not only used the 26-voice Bathasar-Neumann-Chor, he drew his soloists from it. And where most other conductors tended exclusively toward quick tempos, Hengelbrock mixed things up, favoring fast tempos in joyful movements and slow tempos for painful movements.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor - Haydn: Missa in tempore belli, Salve regina (1997)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor - Haydn: Missa in tempore belli, Salve regina (1997)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor - Haydn: Missa in tempore belli, Salve regina (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 268 Mb | Total time: 57:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | # 0630-13146-2 | Recorded: 1996

Haydn's Paukenmesse, Hob.XXII:9 from 1796, was the first work he composed to honour the name day (8th September) of the Princess Maria Hermenegild. The name of Paukenmesse’ (Kettledrum Mass) stems from the employment of timpani in the Agnus Dei; evocative of hearing the advance of the enemy. At the time of composition the French armies had occupied the state of Styria in southeast Austria.

David Bates, La Nuova Musica, Lucy Crowe - Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, In furore iustissimae irae; Handel: Dixit Dominus (2012)

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David Bates, La Nuova Musica, Lucy Crowe - Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, In furore iustissimae irae; Handel: Dixit Dominus (2012)

David Bates, La Nuova Musica, Lucy Crowe - Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus, In furore iustissimae irae; Handel: Dixit Dominus (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 363 Mb | Total time: 75:03 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU807587 | Recorded: 2012

Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus, RV 807, was added to the Vivaldi canon only in 2005; it was long attributed to Baldassare Galuppi. That shows you how minor composers don't get their due; it's a marvelous work, but it's only getting recordings now that Vivaldi's name is attached to it. At any rate, it's well worth hearing in this excellent performance by the rising British group La Nuova Musica, which has both vocal and instrumental components. They move like a well-oiled machine, making possible the clear communication of such vivid details as the musical depiction of a stream in the strings in the countertenor aria De torrente in via bibet (track 8) and the unusually elaborate fugue that concludes the work.

Finnish Radio Chamber Choir - Piæ cantiones & Memoria sancti henrici: Medieval Chant & Early Vocal Music from Finland (2018)

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Finnish Radio Chamber Choir - Piæ cantiones & Memoria sancti henrici: Medieval Chant & Early Vocal Music from Finland (2018)

Finnish Radio Chamber Choir, Timo Nuoranne, Cetus Noster & Köyhät Ritarit - Piæ cantiones & Memoria sancti henrici: Medieval Chant & Early Vocal Music from Finland (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 02:00:40 | 473 Mb
Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ondine

This re-issue of early Medieval vocal music from Finland includes a unique reconstruction of 14th and 15th century Gregorian music that was performed in Finland in the memory of St. Henry, Finland’s Patron Saint. Liturgical literature dealing with St. Henry is abundant and the music in this collection consists of extracts from masses and offices to St. Henry. Liturgical legend and oral tradition provide a colorful account of the English clergyman’s mission to Finland where he was killed on January 20th, 1156.

The St. John's Russian Orthodox Choir - A Russian Christmas (1961/2004)

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The St. John's Russian Orthodox Choir - A Russian Christmas (1961/2004)

The St. John's Russian Orthodox Choir - A Russian Christmas (1961/2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:39:06 | 117 Mb
Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Smithsonian Folkways, Cook Records

In the Russian Orthodox Church, "only human voices are allowed to take part in the worship of the Lord." Directed by Lawrence Havriliak, the St. John's Russian Orthodox Choir of Spring Valley, New York sings a capella Ukrainian Christmas carols. Sung in Church Slavonic.

Bernard Haitink, Berliner Philharmoniker - Europakonzert 1999 from St. Mary Church Krakow (2014) [Blu-Ray]

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Bernard Haitink, Berliner Philharmoniker - Europakonzert 1999 from St. Mary Church Krakow (2014) [Blu-Ray]

Bernard Haitink, Berliner Philharmoniker - Europakonzert 1999 from St. Mary Church Krakow (2014) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 19922 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 94 min | 21,6 Gb
Audio1: Latin / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4227 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 94 min | 5,08 Gb
Audio: Latin / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: Latin, German, English, French

The founding of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the first of May in 1882, is annually celebrated with a concert in a European city of cultural significance. For this newly released EUROPAKONZERT Blu-ray Disc all recordings were lovingly restored and converted to High Definition video. The Berliner Philharmoniker are joined for Mozart’s Motet and Mass on this recording by Christine Schäfer, whose unique timbre and performing style has more than once been likened to those of other vocal greats such as Irmgard Seefried and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. This round of exceptional musicians is completed by Emanuel Ax, winner the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, as the soloist for the works of Chopin and Schumann.

George Guest, Stephen Cleobury, Philip Ledger - Vivaldi: Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (1994)

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George Guest, Stephen Cleobury, Philip Ledger - Vivaldi: Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (1994)

George Guest, Stephen Cleobury, Philip Ledger, Wren Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Vivaldi: Glorias, Dixit Dominus, Magnificat, Beatus Vir (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 589 Mb | Total time: 57:44+68:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 443 455-2 | Recorded: 1976, 1981, 1986

Vivaldi's sacred music is not so famous as that of his contemporaries Bach and Handel, so this is a bargain opportunity to catch up. You might think Vivaldi's playful, virtuoso Italianate character and Catholic context would produce radically different music, but in George Guest's urgent readings, the mixture of restrainedly exultant choruses and austerely beautiful arias are near-identical to Bach.

Hildegard von Bingen - O Eterne Deus - Vajra Voices (2016) {Music & Arts Official Digital Download}

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Hildegard von Bingen - O Eterne Deus - Vajra Voices (2016) {Music & Arts Official Digital Download}

Hildegard von Bingen - O Eterne Deus - Vajra Voices (2016) {Music & Arts Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 226 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 118 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Music & Arts | CD-1291
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Sacred Vocal Music

The music of the 12th century poet and composer Hildegard von Bingen continues to exert a spell on the modern imagination, and not just among those who are (rightly) eager to seize on her as an early feminist icon. The chant melodies, rendered here with heartfelt elegance by the women’s chorus Vajra Voices under the direction of Karen R. Clark, are striking in both their shapeliness and the spiritual fervor that runs through them. To a modern listener, accustomed to hearing melodic lines combined in contrapuntal mesh or harmonic byplay, the spareness of these textures - even with the deft accompaniment of Shira Kammen on the vielle (a bowed string instrument) and medieval harp - can make them seem attenuated. But listen more closely, and Hildegard’s careful attentiveness to the liturgical texts, with all their implications, becomes ever more affecting.

Pal Nemeth, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Caldara: La Passione di Gesu Cristo Signor Nostro & Sinfonias (1999)

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Pal Nemeth, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Caldara: La Passione di Gesu Cristo Signor Nostro & Sinfonias (1999)

Pál Németh, Savaria Baroque Orchestra - Caldara: La Passione di Gesù Cristo Signor Nostro & Sinfonias (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 573 Mb | Total time: 58:30+65:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hungaroton | # HCD 31862-63 | Recorded: 1998

This the work was first given in Vienna during Holy Week, 1729, the first of many collaborations between Caldara and Metastasio. Mention of the great librettist provides a prompt that my original review failed to stress the outstanding qualities of the text. Divided into two halves, the first part of the oratorio relates the story of the crucifixion as witnessed through the eyes of Mary Magdalene, John, and Joseph of Arimathea, who respond to the eager questioning of the remorseful Peter. The second part consists of philosophical commentary on the meaning of the crucifixion. Particularly in Part I, Metastasio draws on vivid imagery to convey the full horror of the event. Here, for example, is John describing the nailing to the cross: "… and some hardened, loutish men, sweating as they worked, bathed his face with their foul perspiration."

Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici - Benedetto Marcello: Requiem in the Venetian Manner (1999)

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Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici - Benedetto Marcello: Requiem in the Venetian Manner (1999)

Filippo Maria Bressan, Academia de li Musici - Benedetto Marcello: Requiem in the Venetian Manner (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 63:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0637 | Recorded: 1998

Modern day recognition of the music of Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739) has been totally eclipsed by the music of Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741). If one looks back at Marcello's popularity in the first half of the 18th century in Venetian Music, you will find that he was considered to be one of the musical glories of Italy on a par with Palestrina and Pergolesi, and was referred to as the 'Noble Venetian'. He was admired for his skillful counterpoint, his masterly attention to the words of the text he set and the noble simplicity of his melodies. All of these attributes are present in this lovely and entertaining Requiem.