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Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles - The Songs of Henri Duparc (1989)

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Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles - The Songs of Henri Duparc (1989)

Sarah Walker, Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles - The Songs of Henri Duparc (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66223 | Time: 01:02:51

This CD presents the brief but remarkable output of songs by Duparc during his artistic period that was cut short by a nervous affliction. These works are beautifully performed by mezzo-soprano Sarah Walker and baritone Thomas Allen, with sensitive piano accompaniment by Roger Vignoles. The collection opens with Duparc's best known melody, L'invitation au voyage, which is a setting of a text from Baudelaire's Les fleurs du mal. The lovely rolling impressionist piano harmonies are played with exquisite fluidity, as they underscore Walker's velvety and intimate vocals. The Sérénade florentine is an impressionist lullaby to a loved one, delivered with touching emotion by Thomas Allen. Extase, Elégie and Testament show the influence of Wagner, and the Chanson triste is one of Duparc's early, Gounod-style songs. Au pays oú se fait la guerre (1869) is also an early work, but is particularly entrancing with simple modal harmonies and easily perceived song construction. By sensitive use of passing tones in the piano, the harmonies are subtly redefined and the music is extended dramatically toward the end by expressive on-rushes.

The Compline Choir - Of the Lord's Mercies (2019)

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The Compline Choir - Of the Lord's Mercies (2019)

The Compline Choir - Of the Lord's Mercies (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 297 MB | Tracks: 18 | 46:47 min
Style: Classical | Label: The Compline Choir

The recording is a sonic journey through the arc of what Western Christendom calls the Paschal Cycle, encompassing the seasons of Lent, including Holy Week, and Easter, culminating on Pentecost: The 50th Day of Easter. This disc combines some of The Compline Choir’s best-loved seasonal music, like Easter Canticle and Regina caeli, with music newly composed, like the title track Of the Lord’s Mercies and Nunc dimittisby Seattle-based composer and The Compline Choir’s composer-in-residence Erin Aas (b. 1974). The disc also features new recordings of Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah and Come, Holy Spirit and a premiere recording of If we could shut the gate composed by the choir’s founder and beloved first director, Peter R. Hallock (1924–2014).

David Willcocks, Philip Ledger, Soloists - Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, Magnificat; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Magnificat (1990)

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David Willcocks, Philip Ledger, Soloists - Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, Magnificat; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Magnificat (1990)

Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria, Magnificat; Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Magnificat (1990)
Elizabeth Vaughan, soprano; Janet Baker, contralto; Ian Partridge, tenor; Christopher Keyte, bass
Cambridge King's College Choir; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Neville Marriner, leader
conductors: Sir David Willcocks, Sir Philip Ledger

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Decca | # 425 724-2 | Time: 00:55:41

When these recordings first came out, far in advance of the period instrument revolution, they were revelations. Though modern instruments were used, there was an effort to get performance practices right… And there was the incredibly powerful, absolutely heavenly sound of that chorus of men and boys, as well as the lifelike recordings that perfectly captured the vast space of the Chapel of King's College. Since that time there have been other performances that depict the letter of each work to a greater degree than these, but many listeners will argue that there are none that have better encapsulated the spirit of this music… These are star-studded "great singing" recordings in which the artists will be remembered as much as the music itself.

Ivan Pochekin, Alexander Buzlov, Russian National Orchestra & V. Uryupin - Vyacheslav Artyomov: In Spe & Latin Hymns (2019)

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Ivan Pochekin, Alexander Buzlov, Russian National Orchestra & V. Uryupin - Vyacheslav Artyomov: In Spe & Latin Hymns (2019)

Ivan Pochekin, Alexander Buzlov, Russian National Orchestra & Valentin Uryupin - Vyacheslav Artyomov: In Spe & Latin Hymns (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:17:31 | 178 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Divine Art

Vyacheslav Artyomov is considered by many to be Russia’s greatest living composer. His music is deep, ultimately spiritual and brilliantly crafted, with influences from the Russian symphonic tradition coloured by Mahler, Scriabin, Honegger and Messiaen to name a few – but melded into a unique voice.

John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994) [Re-Up]

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John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994) [Re-Up]

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Revel, Fauré (1994)
Monteverdi Choir; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Philips | # 438 149-2PH | Time: 01:09:37

This generously programmed disc provides excellent value and outstanding performances of both major and lesser-known masterpieces of French choral music. The Fauré Requiem has been recorded many times, and several excellent versions of the original orchestration are available on disc. This one is among them, owing to John Eliot Gardiner's experience and perfectionist mastery of details overlooked by less-successful choral conductors. The real bonus here is the inclusion of the popular but very difficult Debussy and Ravel chansons, and the rarely heard but eminently worthy little part songs by Saint-Saëns. These pieces are a lesson in how to achieve maximum effect with the simplest materials.

Claude Vivier - Kopernikus - Opera Factory Freiburg (2015) {Bastille Musique 1}

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Claude Vivier - Kopernikus - Opera Factory Freiburg (2015) {Bastille Musique 1}

Claude Vivier - Kopernikus - Opera Factory Freiburg (2015) {Bastille Musique 1}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 263 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 45 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Bastille Musique / SWR2 | Bastille Musique 1
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Opera / Opéra rituel de mort

Bastille Musique presents its first release »Claude Vivier: Kopernikus« in a brilliant SWR studio recording by the Opera Factory Freiburg, the Holst-Sinfonietta and Klaus Simon (conductor). Besides the CD containing Vivier’s masterful chamber opera from 1980, which he called opéra-rituel de mort, the lavish package includes a 64-pages trilingual booklet (EN, FR, DE) and three photo leaflets with previously unpublished pictures of Claude Vivier as well as the artists during a staged performance.

Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (2019)

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Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (2019)

Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall - Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (2019)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:27:04 | 875 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: AliaVox | Catalog: AVSA9930

Ibn Battuta, dubbed the traveler of Islam, was a Moroccan scholar who at the age of 21 began a series of travels that eventually covered all of the Muslim world and several lands beyond. He traversed the Middle East, making the pilgrimage to Mecca and seeing the other great capitals of the region; traveled to what was then El Andalus in Spain and along the Mediterranean coast; recorded the glories of the Byzantine empire in its later stages; traveled to India, where he was appointed the Sultan's ambassador to China and described that culture as well…

Roger Norrington, SWR, NDR, Soloists - Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)

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Roger Norrington, SWR, NDR, Soloists - Johannes Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)

Johannes Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem (2015)
Christina Landshamer, soprano; Florian Boesch bass; Roger Norrington, conductor
NDR Chor, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # CD 93.327 | Time: 01:04:24

Among the major choral-orchestral works of the 19th century, Sir Roger Norrington and his former Orchestra, the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, have tackled over the years, now finally comes Brahms' "German Requiem." one of the most beautiful and popular sacred music works in the repertoire. Brahms’ contemporaries, including his close friend Clara Schumann were moved with the score and were enthusiastic about it - and it has been a favorite with the general public ever since. Although Biblical texts are used, the piece is not in the standard church-liturgical tradition. It was Brahms‘personal response to "those who mourn"! The central idea of this masterpiece is the reality of human existence. It is precisely this „earthly character“ that Roger Norrington uses to shape his interpretation emphasizing the grave beautify of the music and not religious awe; in this, Norrington draws us close to the composer’s intentions. He is ably supported by soprano soloist Christina Landshamer, basso Florian Boesch, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart and the NDR.

Julian Pregardien, Eric Le Sage & Sandrine Piau - Schumann: Dichterliebe (2019)

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Julian Pregardien, Eric Le Sage & Sandrine Piau - Schumann: Dichterliebe (2019)

Julian Pregardien, Eric Le Sage & Sandrine Piau - Schumann: Dichterliebe (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 223 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 Mb | 01:06:13
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Julian Prégardien decided to record the Dichterliebe cycle after he came across the new Bärenreiter edition; he went on to explore the work in concerts with his constant accompanist, Eric Le Sage, inserting other works by Robert and also by Clara Schumann, whose bicentenary is celebrated in 2019. When Clara played the Dichterliebe in the 1860s, she used to slip extracts from Kreisleriana between the songs. Prégardien asked Eric Le Sage to record the same extracts on a Blüthner piano of 1856, the year of Robert’s death, and also to include Romances composed by both Robert and Clara at a time when their future marriage was still uncertain.

Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie - Leopold Mozart: Missa Solemnis (2019)

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Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie - Leopold Mozart: Missa Solemnis (2019)

Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Alessandro De Marchi, Vendittelli, Rennert, Grahl, Mittelhammer & Das Vokalprojekt - Leopold Mozart: Missa Solemnis (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 264 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:48:18
Classical, Sacred Vocal | Label: Aparté

“Right after God comes my Papa.” These were young Wolfgang’s words of praise for his father Leopold Mozart. 2019 is the anniversary of Leopold that Aparté celebrate with a gorgeous recording of his Missa Solemnis.

Ensemble Meridien; Laia Frigole, Juan de la Rubia - A German Soul: Devotional Music from 17th-century Hamburg (2014)

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Ensemble Meridien; Laia Frigole, Juan de la Rubia - A German Soul: Devotional Music from 17th-century Hamburg (2014)

A German Soul - Devotional Music from 17th-century Hamburg (2014)
Ensemble Méridien; Laia Frigolé, soprano; Juan de la Rubia, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94717 | Time: 01:04:06

This stylishly devised programme juxtaposes cantatas by Rosenmüller, Krieger and Buxtehude with instrumental chorales and sonatas by Scheidemann, Praetorius, Tunder and Weckmann; most of these now known, if at all widely, as forerunners to Bach rather than as fine musicians in their own right as they deserve to be. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Hamburg became a leading commercial port where material and cultural goods circulated freely. Ensemble Méridien has chosen this city as the focal point of a fascinating musical journey through northern Germany, a journey that reveals different aspects of this artistic power. The port of Hamburg was also the driving force behind the north German organ school of the time. Churches were overflowing with magnificent organs, and their building and playing techniques reached extremely high standards, as is evident from the organ music included here. Though most of the music in this recital has been recorded before, it has only appeared on relatively obscure labels, and not in this imaginative context where one may more fully appreciate its dramatic as well as musical merits.

Aarne Vainio - Aarioita ja lauluja (2019)

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Aarne Vainio - Aarioita ja lauluja (2019)

Aarne Vainio - Aarioita ja lauluja (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 195 MB | Tracks: 15 | 45:56 min
Style: Classical | Label: Finlandia Classics

Aarne Vainio is one of the most prominent soloists in the history of the National Opera. In the 1960s, he was the leading bass-baroque of the opera, singing over 80 roles in 26 years. The astonishing extent of the voice of Vainio (D-g1) made it possible to play both bass and baritone roles. With recordings, she is as cheeky as Escamillo, Scarpia and Figaro as Ramfis and the Great Quiz player, succinct (bass) baritone and magnificent bass cantante. As a Wotan, she is a chord with the current blasters. Vainio always pronounces the text naturally clearly, uses his voice for a masculine processing and tone. There is both soft sensitivity and great power - no shouting. In addition, the album hears cowboy folk songs, Carl Michael Bellman and Finnish art songs. Especially Aarre Merikannon Valvotko far away there and Ahti Sonninen's Song of Happiness are captivating samples of Vainio's masterful breathing and legate control and sophisticated grip.

Maria Callas - The Incomparable Callas: Favourite Arias (1987) (Repost)

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Maria Callas - The Incomparable Callas: Favourite Arias (1987) (Repost)

Maria Callas - The Incomparable Callas: Favourite Arias (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:13 | 359 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EMI | Catalog: CDM 7 63182 2

The fame and legacy of Maria Callas are nearly unsurpassed in the modern history of opera. Her fame has transcended the usual boundaries of classical music, and she has been the inspiration for several movies, an opera, and a successful Broadway musical. Her extensive catalogue of recordings remains among the most coveted and controversial for both her fans and detractors.

John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman, Rogers Covey-Crump - Conductus, Vol.2: Music & Poetry from 13th-century France (2013)

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John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman, Rogers Covey-Crump - Conductus, Vol.2: Music & Poetry from 13th-century France (2013)

Conductus, Vol.2 - Music & Poetry from 13th-century France (2013)
John Potter - Christopher O'Gorman - Rogers Covey-Crump

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67998 | Time: 01:10:43

Hyperion presents a second volume of music from the Conductus repertory - the least-known genre of medieval music - performed by tenors John Potter, Christopher O'Gorman, Rogers Covey-Crump, three singers who combine expert knowledge of the music with voices of unearthly beauty. This album contains poems set to music from thirteenth-century England and France. The subjects range from straightforward exhortations to the Virgin Mary to criticisms of the Papal Curia and a depiction of the student riots in Orleans in 1236.

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Heikki Seppanen - Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CDs

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Heikki Seppanen - Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CDs

Jean Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CDs
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Heikki Seppänen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 244 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1260-2D | Time: 01:43:47

Year 2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), often entitled 'Finland’s national composer'. The fourth album on Ondine by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is dedicated to the complete works for mixed choir by Jean Sibelius. The award-winning choir, one of the finest of its kind internationally, is conducted here by one of the leading Finnish choir directors, Heikki Seppänen, who has conducted a large number of professional choirs in Finland and abroad. The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s releases on Ondine have been a critical success: the first release was given an ‘Editor’s Choice’ by the Gramophone Magazine and ‘Disc of the Year’ by the renowned German weekly Die Zeit.