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Jackie Evancho - Two Hearts (2017)

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Jackie Evancho - Two Hearts (2017)

Jackie Evancho - Two Hearts
Classical Crossover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 61:42 min | 144 MB
Label: Portrait | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

Fresh from her spotlight performance of the National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration, platinum-selling vocal sensation Jackie Evancho releases her new album, Two Hearts. The album features a wide variety of classic and popular songs including Lucio Dalla's immortal "Caruso," the intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana, "Attessa," Enya's "May It Be" from Lord of the Rings, Celine Dion's "Have You Ever Been in Love" and Taylor Swift's "Safe and Sound" all sung in Jackie's angelic style.

Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine)

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Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine)

Kathleen Battle - Mozart Opera Arias (James Levine) [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 258 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 439 949-2 | TT: 59’04

This disc of Mozart's opera arias manages to capture the perfection of Kathleen Battle's first disc of Mozart concert arias conducted under Previn. We are accorded the opportunity and privilege to hear Ms. Battle essay characters that she never did in the opera house, Constanze, Cherubino, and the Countess among them. In "Porgi amor," the CD's opening track, she negotiates the long passages of the Countess' aria with seeming ease. Hers is a smaller voice than we are used to hearing in the role but this is unimportant as her vocal acting is superb, bringing the heartache housed in the libretto fully to life…
By M. Bish

Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)

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Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)

Pia Freund, Tommi Hakala, Kristian Attila - Norden: Songs by Jean Sibelius (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alba | # ABCD384 | Time: 01:10:08

Cardiff singer of the world competition winner Tommi Hakala, baritone, Pia Freund, soprano and Kristian Attila, piano, perform Sibelius “hits” that have become especially dear to them. Examples are Säv, säv susa (Sigh, Rushes, Sigh), Illalle (To Ilta) and Var det en dröm? (Was it a Dream?). Some of the songs are truly rare; these include En visa (A Song), which despite its serious message shows a very exceptional, relaxed and jovial Sibelius. It is also the first Lied he allowed to be published, and it dates from 1888. Examples of songs that are interesting in an unusual way are Marssnön (The March Snow), which comes very close to a Scandinavian folk song, and I natten (In the Night), with its simply evocative and impressionistic moods.

The King's Singers - Palestrina: How Fair Thou Art (2016)

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The King's Singers - Palestrina: How Fair Thou Art (2016)

The King's Singers - Palestrina: How Fair Thou Art (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:54 | 282 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Signum Records | Catalog: SIGCD450

The King's Singers have been around for a long time, singing OVPP polyphony, including from the Renassance, and hearing Palestrina done by this ensemble showcases the counterpoint to great advantage. The acoustic is not reverberant which also emphasizes the clear texture. The program includes twelve motets taken from Canticum Canticorum, the much-recorded 1584 collection of texts from the Hebrew Bible (29 motets, altogether adding up to half of the total book), complemented by the four seasonal Marian antiphons sung at the end of the Office every day.

Kathleen Battle - Handel - Arias (1991)

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Kathleen Battle - Handel - Arias (1991)

Kathleen Battle - Handel - Arias (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 58:38 | 243.00 MB
Classical | Label: EMI Classics - Virgin Classics Angel Records (London), EU

Kathleen Battle (born August 13, 1948, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA) is an American soprano known for her agile and light voice and her silvery, pure tone. Battle initially became known for her work within the concert repertoire through performances with major orchestras during the early and mid 1970s. She made her opera debut in 1975. Battle expanded her repertoire into light lyric soprano and lyric coloratura soprano roles during the 1980s and early 1990s. Although she no longer appears in operas, Battle remains active in concert and recital performances.

Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)

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Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)

Reinoud van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 331 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans (covers+d.booklet) included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, #: 252 | 2016 | 01:09:57

It is impossible to overstate the profundity with which Bach has probed the secret inner recesses of the human heart – quite the opposite from the ‘divine sewing machine’ that Colette saw in his work. He was really an opera composer, showing great psychological penetration, not only spiritually but in basic human terms, from the tenderness of love to the terror felt when confronting death. Separated from any liturgical or musicological context, this programme aims to stress Bach’s genius for expressing human passions in all their diversity. –GILLES CANTAGREL

Kathleen Battle - Schubert Lieder (James Levine, Karl Leister) [1990]

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Kathleen Battle - Schubert Lieder (James Levine, Karl Leister) [1990]

Kathleen Battle - Schubert Lieder (James Levine, Karl Leister) [1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 200 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 419 237-2 | TT: 57’18

The songs that Kathleen Battle chooses for her recital mostly eschew deep drama for sheer lyricism. If you want an album that explores the lyric impulse in Schubert songs, then, this is certainly for you. Battle sings these pieces with unfailingly beautiful vocal production, plus a winning charm and insouciance that border on the–well, girlish, one wants to say, if that isn't entirely politically incorrect. Her voice is a beautiful instrument, no doubt about it…
By M. C. Passarella

St. John's College Choir, Andrew Nethsingha - The Call: More Choral Classics from St. John's (2015)

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St. John's College Choir, Andrew Nethsingha - The Call: More Choral Classics from St. John's (2015)

St. John's College Choir, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha - The Call: More Choral Classics from St. John's (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 73:25 | 265 MB
Genre: Classical, Choiral | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10872

The pieces brought together on this CD range widely, from ceremonial works associated with affairs of state to intimate compositions addressing moments of great personal significance. Two of the three pieces by Parry best exemplify this contrast: if I was glad – written for the coronation of Edward VII and premiered in chaotic circumstances – fits into the former category, ‘My soul, there is a country’ (from Songs of Farewell) – composed in the year of his death – belongs in the latter.

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)

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Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:06 | 312 MB
Genre: Classica, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951238

Is it fair to say that most born Frenchmen have considered themselves exceedingly fortunate in their nativity? Moi? I didn't enjoy such luck. Neither did Jean-Baptiste Lully, the favorite of Louis XIV and thus the tyrant of French music for thirty-four years. Lully was born in Florence in 1632, but carried to France as a youthful Ganymede; he entered the service of the Sun King in 1653 as a dancer, and he rose to a position of monopoly influence in Louis XIV's court despite his flagrant debauchery and libertine sexuality. Just as Louis declared, that 'he was the State,' Lully could well have said "French Music, it's me!"

Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar - Raga Ahir Bhairav/Mira Bhajan (2007) {India Archive Music}

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Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar - Raga Ahir Bhairav/Mira Bhajan (2007) {India Archive Music}

Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar - Raga Ahir Bhairav/Mira Bhajan (2007) {India Archive Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 387 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 198 mb
Genre: Indian classical

Raga Ahir Bhairav/Mira Bhajan is a 2007 CD by Indian vocalist Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar. Joined by Ramdas Palsule and Ramesh Mishra, this was released by India Archive Music and features two ragas.

Boston SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)

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Boston SO, Marin Alsop - Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)

Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'; Missa Brevis; The Lark (2015)
Claire Bloom (narrator), Kelley Nassief (soprano);
São Paul Symphony Choir; Maryland State Boychoir; Washington Chorus;
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.559742 | Time: 01:09:38

Three examples of Leonard Bernstein’s vocal art can be heard in this recording. His Symphony No. 3 ‘Kaddish’ shuns traditional symphonic ideas in favor of an eclectic theatrical and oratorio-like form with a prominent rôle for speaker. For this recording Marin Alsop has returned to the work’s original narrative text, heard before the 1977 revision. The Lark – heard in a concert version with added narration – derives from Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of L’Alouette on the life of Joan of Arc, and it was this music that Bernstein reworked into his Missa Brevis many years later. Marin Alsop is a Bernstein protégé, and has written fondly and extensively about studying with him. He mentored her when he was conductor of the New York Philharmonic and few conductors today understand his music better. This disc presents Bernstein the vocal composer performed inlargely original editions by one of his best contemporary interpreters. The speaker in Kaddish is the great actress Claire Bloom.

La Morra, Michal Gondko, Corina Marti - Flour de Beaulté: Late Medieval Songs From Cyprus (2006)

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La Morra, Michal Gondko, Corina Marti - Flour de Beaulté: Late Medieval Songs From Cyprus (2006)

La Morra, Michal Gondko, Corina Marti - Flour de Beaulté: Late Medieval Songs From Cyprus (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 68:39 | 339 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ramée | Catalog: RAM 0602

La Morra is an early music consort led by flautist Corina Marti and lutenist Michal Gondko. They are expertly assisted on this recording by Els Jannsens (voice), Dani Pelagatti (douçaine), and Uri Smilanski (vielle and flute). The songs on "Flour de Beaulté" come from the Torino J.II.9 manuscript, cited in the liner notes as "the largest repository of French music… between the Ars Nova compilations of the fourteenth and the Franco-Burgundian manuscripts of the late fifteenth century".

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja - Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Petrarca Sonnets (2015)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo; Franz Liszt: Sonetti del Petrarca (2015)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Ivari Ilja (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 196 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1277-2 | Time: 00:58:53

GRAMOPHONE Magazine Editor's Choice - December 2015. Ondine’s fourth release together with star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky features a program of sonnets by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) and Franz Liszt (1811–1886). Hvorostovsky is accompanied by his longstanding duo partner, the Estonian pianist Ivari Ilja.

Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin, Sandrine Piau - Haydn: La Reine (2016)

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Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin, Sandrine Piau - Haydn: La Reine (2016)

Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin, Sandrine Piau - Haydn: La Reine (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 315 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans + d.booklet included
Classical | Label: Aparté, AP131 | 2016 | 0:59:52

Originally founded in 1783, La Concert de la Loge was resurrected in 2015 by violinist Julien Chauvin. Once considered one of the best orchestras in Europe, it is most famous for commissioning Haydn's 'Paris' Symphonies. Their concerts were attended by royalty, most famously Queen Marie Antoinette, for whom Haydn's Symphony No.85 ''The Queen'' is nicknamed. Henri–Joseph Rigel was a violist in La Concert de la Loge. Here we rediscover his Symphony Op.12 No.4. As was traditional at the time, this program also features vocal music. French Soprano Sandrine Piau is soloist in excerpts from Sarti's Didone abbandonata and J.C. Bach's Endemione.

Lisa Delan, Lester Lynch, Volti Chorus, Dawn Harms - December Celebration (2015)

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Lisa Delan, Lester Lynch, Volti Chorus, Dawn Harms - December Celebration (2015)

Lisa Delan, Lester Lynch, Volti Chorus, Dawn Harms - December Celebration (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:05 | 256 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral | Label: Pentatone | Catalog: PTC 5186 537

December holds in its hands many worlds of celebration as the month unfolds with Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas and the eve of the New Year. Over the centuries a great deal of music has marked this time of year, but very little has been added to the canon in recent decades. Gordon Getty inspired us with his composition of delightful new Christmas carols to invite a group of American composers to celebrate the season in music. The result is a rich and tuneful recording of new holiday classics for you to share with your friends and families. We hope that you enjoy this festive and joyous music throughout the season and for many years to come.