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Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

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Kiev Chamber Choir, Mykola Hobdych - Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Songs (2012)

Valentin Silvestrov - Sacred Songs (2012)
Kiev Chamber Choir; Mykola Hobdych, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:07
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2279, 476 4990

The Book of Genesis tells us that in the beginning was the Word and that the Word was sound. But what if it was music? What if God, in contemplating the creation of Creation, sang being into being? If so, it might have sounded something like the Sacred Songs of Valentin Silvestrov. In this seventh ECM album devoted to the Ukrainian composer’s music, we thusly encounter a sense of space unique to the Russian liturgy: the more the voices unify in movement, the more they lift from one another like temporary tattoos, leaving behind mirror images that wash away with baptism into infinite oneness with the Holy Spirit. Sin as sun. Firmament as fundament.

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)

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Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)

Riccardo Chailly, Orchestra Filarmonica Della Scala - Gioacchino Rossini: Cantatas Vol.2 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 295 Mb | Total time: 68:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 466 328-2 | Recorded: 1997-98

Here are two of Rossini's "secular" cantatas: "The Lament of Harmony on the Death of Orpheus" for tenor, male chorus, and orchestra, written when he was a 16-year-old conservatory student, and the far more substantial "Wedding of Thetis and Peleus," one of many such pieces he composed for special occasions, commissioned for the marriage of an Italian princess to a French prince. Both consist of primarily short, separate, contrasting numbers, most of which would be perfectly at home in the opera house.

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

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Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major (2017)

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Magnificat in E-Flat Major & Missa in F Major
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:39 min | 330 MB
Label: SDG | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrate Christmas with a mixed programme of J.S. Bach’s sacred choral works. As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Church, these works transport listeners to 18th-century Leipzig for a traditional Christmas celebration. The programme moves from the intimacy of “Süßer Trost” to the vast celebration of joy that is Bach's Magnificat. The Bach at Christmas project is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and patron of the Monteverdi choir, Sir Ralph Kohn. The concerts from which these recordings were taken took place at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, in December of 2016.

Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel Chorus & Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1754 Version) (2017)

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Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel Chorus & Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1754 Version) (2017)

Hervé Niquet, Concert Spirituel Chorus & Le Concert Spirituel - Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (1754 Version)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 114:31 min | 593 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 46 | Rls.date: 2017

Why yet another Messiah? ‘I went through the different scores that exist and decided on the very interesting 1754 version, which features five soloists. You must remember that, when Handel arrived somewhere to perform his oratorio, he had soloists of varying standards available to him. So he quickly revised his score accordingly… All this is directly related to the reality of Handel’s situation as a concert promoter. In those days, to earn a living from his music, a composer absolutely had to get his works performed and make a profit on the evening.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live) (2017)

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live) (2017)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, artwork | 88:11 min | 320 MB
Label: RCO Live – RCO 17003 | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Orchestral, Choral

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Daniele Gatti join with the Netherlands Radio Choir and soloists Chen Reiss and Karen Cargill for a vibrant live recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection”. The history of the world-famous orchestra is interlinked with that of Mahler's own, and the Concertgebouw musicians certainly appear to have an affinity for this music, offering up a rousing and intense interpretation of this well-known symphony with sparkling vocal contributions from Reiss and Cargill.

Sarah Brightman - Classics (2001)

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Sarah Brightman - Classics (2001)

Sarah Brightman - Classics (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Nemo Studios/Angel Records, 7243 5 33257 2 5 | ~ 303 or 131 Mb | Scans(png) -> 339 Mb
Pop, Classical, Contemporary, Vocal

Sarah Brightman's Classics collects old and new recordings of some of her classical vocal performances, including "Ave Maria," "Dans La Nuit," "Alhambra," and "Figlio Perduto." "Pie Jesu" is the lone nod to her collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Weber and "Time to Say Goodbye" is probably the most recognizable song on the album to the majority of Brightman's audience…

Scottish Opera - Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (2016) {2CD Set Linn CKD 522}

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Scottish Opera - Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (2016) {2CD Set Linn CKD 522}

Scottish Opera - Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (2016) {2CD Set Linn CKD 522}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 343 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 200 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Linn Records | CKD 522
Classical / Opera / Romantic / Musical Comedy

The Scottish Opera's live concert performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore was given at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival, and the one-night-only show was well received by both the audience and critics. Featuring a charismatic cast including John Mark Ainsley as Sir Joseph Porter, Elizabeth Watts as Josephine, Andrew Foster-Williams as Captain Corcoran, Toby Spence as Ralph Rackstraw, Hilary Summers as Buttercup, and comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor as the Narrator, the production was especially noteworthy for conductor Richard Egarr's historically informed approach to the music.

Virtuosi Brunensis & Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio (Live) (2017)

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Virtuosi Brunensis & Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio (Live) (2017)

Virtuosi Brunensis & Luciano Acocella - Rossini: Demetrio e Polibio (Live)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 111:26 min | 480 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2017

The genesis of Rossinis first full-scale opera Demetrio e Polibio is shrouded in speculation, but its initial intention as a family opera for the tenor Domenico Mombelli, with roles for his daughters and a libretto by his wife seems clear. Its narrative of political turmoil, romance, kidnap, and the ultimate blessings of true love and unity is a prelude to subjects to which Rossini would frequently turn in future triumphs. The composers facility for melody and his genius for combining voices into the loveliest of duets is already much in evidence in this confident but rarely heard debut.

Voces Suaves, Francesco Saverio Pedrini, Concerto Scirocco & Giulia Genini - Croce: Motetti & Sacrae Cantiones (2017)

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Voces Suaves, Francesco Saverio Pedrini, Concerto Scirocco & Giulia Genini - Croce: Motetti & Sacrae Cantiones (2017)

Voces Suaves, Francesco Saverio Pedrini, Concerto Scirocco & Giulia Genini - Croce: Motetti & Sacrae Cantiones
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:15 min | 287 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017

Venice, July 1603: Giovanni Croce, known as ‘il Chiozzotto’, a priest at the church of Santa Maria Formosa, was appointed maestro di cappella of St Mark’s basilica, one of the most prestigious posts in the musical world of the time.

Maria Callas - Maria Callas Live: Remastered Recordings 1949-1964 (2017)

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Maria Callas - Maria Callas Live: Remastered Recordings 1949-1964 (2017)

Maria Callas - Maria Callas Live: Remastered Recordings 1949-1964
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 44:02:48 | 8.73 GB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 815 | Rls.date: 2017

Marking the 40th anniversary of Maria Callas’ death (16th September 1977), Maria Callas Live captures the legendary soprano in action on the stages of the world’s great opera houses and concert halls. Thanks to new audio remastering from the best available sources, this 45-disc set reveals Callas’ compelling genius as a singing actress with a new truthfulness and immediacy.

The Russian State Chorus - Celebrates Christmas (1998)

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The Russian State Chorus - Celebrates Christmas (1998)

The Russian State Chorus - Celebrates Christmas (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:36:14 | 138 Mb
Classical, Xmas, Choral | Label: KRB Music Companies

Russian State Chorus named after Sveshnikov with 70th years history is a national property of Russian Federation, real legend of world choral singing. It is hard to overestimate creative contribution of famous collective to the saving age-old singing traditions of motherland. The Russian State Chorus Celebrates Christmas includes Schubert's Ave Maria, Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, Amazing Grace.

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Sibelius: Tapiola, En saga & Songs (2017)

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Anne Sofie von Otter, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Sibelius: Tapiola, En saga & Songs (2017)

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Sibelius: Tapiola, En saga & Songs
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:58 min | 223 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

This new release by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu is an all-Sibelius programme featuring internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. The album includes two major tone poems by Jean Sibelius, Tapiola and En Saga, combined with a set of songs orchestrated by Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) in 2015. Sibeliuss tone poem Tapiola, written shortly after the 7th Symphony, may be regarded as the culmination of a period that began with the Fifth Symphony, a period where Sibelius created music that grew organically out of tiny germs into huge processes. It was completed in 1926 and remained Sibeliuss last great orchestral work.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano: Shakespeare Songs (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:06:54
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295944735

Grammy® Award winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Together they have produced award-winning recordings and played sold out concert halls all over the world to huge critical acclaim. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Shakespeare’s peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired countless composers, from those who set the Bard’s verse during his lifetime to musicians as diverse as Britten, Finzi, Korngold and Stravinsky.

Capella de Ministrers, Carles Magraner - Peregrinatio - Ramon Llull: crònica d'un viatge medieval (2016)

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Capella de Ministrers, Carles Magraner - Peregrinatio - Ramon Llull: crònica d'un viatge medieval (2016)

Capella de Ministrers, Carles Magraner - Peregrinatio - Ramon Llull: crònica d'un viatge medieval (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:19 | 328 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Capella de Ministrers | Catalog: CDM 1638

Peregrinatio is the second part of the trilogy Ramon Llull: lúltim pelegrinatge.The music of this album will accompany the first Ramon Llull's travels outside the territories of the Crown of Aragon and Majorca. After his years of learning and his failed experience of founding the Monastery of Miramar, Llull personally will take the reins of the project and since 1287 we will find him traveling around the Mediterranean to present their missionary projects to Kings and Popes: the first trips draws musical scene of Llull s visit to Paris and music that move us to Genoa, where he plans to sail to Tunisia.

Marina Rebeka, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Marco Armiliato - Amor fatale: Rossini Arias (2017)

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Marina Rebeka, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Marco Armiliato - Amor fatale: Rossini Arias (2017)

Marina Rebeka, Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Marco Armiliato - Amor fatale: Rossini Arias
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:34 min | 284 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Marina Rebeka is one of the most successful sopranos of her generation. To mark the occasion of the upcoming Rossini year of 2018, she and the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conducted by Marco Armiliato, have recorded an album of highly dramatic opera arias. Amor fatale offers the opportunity to reacquaint oneself with the great soprano arias from Rossini's less well-known tragic operas, in a fine interpretation.