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Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company - Handel: Alceste (2012)

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Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company - Handel: Alceste (2012)

Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company - Handel: Alceste (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 63:16 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0788 | Recorded: 2011

Handel wrote incidental music for only one play, Tobias Smollett's Alceste, and it was never produced, so the composer, characteristically, recycled most of its major numbers. In this recording, Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company deliver a distinguished account of the rarely performed or recorded complete score. Written in 1750, late in Handel's career, it is clearly the work of the composer at the height of his powers, and many of its numbers deserve broader exposure. The soprano aria "Gentle Morpheus" is easily among the loveliest the composer ever wrote, and Lucy Crowe sings it with ravishing sensuality. Crowe's luminous singing in her three arias is one of the highlights of the album. Tenor Benjamin Hulett, whose part is given the bulk of the solos, performs with agility and lightness. Baritone Andrew Foster-Williams seems less than fully at ease with the coloratura of his single aria. The orchestral playing is crisply precise and exceptionally nimble, and the chorus sings with clarity and high spirits.
— Stephen Eddins

Josh Groban - Bridges (2018) {Target Edition}

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Josh Groban - Bridges (2018) {Target Edition}

Josh Groban - Bridges (2018) {Target Edition}
Pop/Rock, Classical Crossover, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 46:03 | 870,20 Mb
Label: Reprise Records (USA) | Cat.# 573225-2 | Released: 2018-09-21

"Bridges" is the 8th studio album by Josh Groban, released by Reprise on September 21, 2018. It is Groban's first album since 2013's "All That Echoes" to include original music, and he co-wrote nine of the album's 12 tracks. The deluxe edition includes two bonus tracks while the Target Edition includes two extra songs. "Bridges" debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 with 96,000 album-equivalent units, of which 94,000 were pure album sales, and also became outsold by the fourth studio album by American hip-hop group Brockhampton, "Iridescence". It is Groban's ninth US Top 10 album. It debuted at #1 on the US Top Album Sales chart dated October 6, 2018.

London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham - Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1 (2016)

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London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham - Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1 (2016)

London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham - Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | Label: Signum | # SIGCD428 | Time: 00:48:16

London Early Opera follow up their debut release (Handel in Italy, Vol. 1) with a treasure trove of music by George Frideric Handel (as well as his contemporaries Thomas Arne and John Hebden) centered on the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – a carnival of music and entertainments that entertained visitors for nearly 200 years. The booklet notes features images and expert commentaries of the Vauxhall Gardens by author David E. Coke and conductor and musicologist Bridget Cunningham.

Ensemble 1904 - Poldowski Re/imagined (2017)

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Ensemble 1904 - Poldowski Re/imagined (2017)

Ensemble 1904 - Poldowski Re/imagined (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 198 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 127 MB | 00:54:05
Classical | Label: Resonus Limited

Largely neglected following her death, the music of Poldowski – alias of Irène Régine Wieniawska – is brought back to life in this re-imagining by David Jackson, director of the Paris-based chamber group Ensemble 1904. Featuring twenty-two settings of poems by the nineteenth-century French poet Paul Verlaine, the ensemble makes its recording debut with this alluring and compelling programme of song. Poldowski’s complete Verlaine settings are united for the first time in vivid arrangements by David Jackson inspired by the composer herself, known to have made chamber versions of her own songs. Included is the world premiere of the recently rediscovered Nous Deux.

Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys & John Scott - American Voices: American Choral Music (2017)

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Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys & John Scott - American Voices: American Choral Music (2017)

Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys & John Scott - American Voices: American Choral Music (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 344 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 217 MB | 01:14:20
Classical, Choral, Organ | Label: Resonus Limited

Continuing their ongoing series with Resonus, the Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, Fifth Avenue, New York and conductor John Scott release an album of celebrated as well as more recent American choral music. Featuring music from the last seven decades, this engrossing recording celebrates the very best of American choral works with music from Leonard Bernstein, Randall Thompson, Aaron Copland, Nico Muhly, Samuel Barber, Daniel Castellanos, Ned Rorem, and former Saint Thomas music director Gerre Hancock. World premiere recordings from Muhly (Bright Mass with Canons) and Daniel Castellanos (Eternal Light) are featured on this album.

Pino de Vittorio, Laboratorio '600 & Franco Pavan - Occhi turchini: Songs from Calabria (2017)

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Pino de Vittorio, Laboratorio '600 & Franco Pavan - Occhi turchini: Songs from Calabria (2017)

Pino de Vittorio, Laboratorio '600 & Franco Pavan - Occhi turchini: Songs from Calabria (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 370 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 MB | 01:16:41
Classical | Label: Glossa

With Occhi turchini that inspiring singer, instrumentalist and actor, Pino De Vittorio has returned to the recording studio, fixing his sights on the musical culture of the Italian region of Calabria. For a new recording for Glossa, Franco Pavan and his Laboratorio ’600 have been researching back over the centuries the rich musical texture of the region, known as the “toe” of the Italian “boot”.

Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough - Calm on the Listening Ear of Night: Choral Works by Rene Clausen & Stephen Paulus (2015)

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Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough - Calm on the Listening Ear of Night: Choral Works by Rene Clausen & Stephen Paulus (2015)

René Clausen & Stephen Paulus: Calm on the Listening Ear of Night (2015)
The Choir of Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68110 | Time: 01:17:22

Stephen Paulus was an astonishingly prolific fixture of the American music scene, with some 600 works to his credit. His sudden death in 2014 left classical music—particularly the worlds of opera and choral music—significantly the poorer, so it’s inevitable that we should see his legacy memorialised with new additions to the catalogue. Royal Holloway’s ‘Calm on the Listening Ear of Night’ sets Paulus’s music in dialogue with another Midwestern composer, René Clausen. It’s Clausen whose musical personality emerges most strongly here in these precise performances. His works offer a distinctively American spin on the fashionable Baltic sound world of Ešenvalds and Vasks that is as appealing as it is generous. In pace, which opens the disc, offers eight minutes of lushly filmic excess.

Florence Foster Jenkins – The Glory (????) Of The Human Voice (1992)

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Florence Foster Jenkins – The Glory (????) Of The Human Voice (1992)

Florence Foster Jenkins – The Glory (????) Of The Human Voice (1992)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | Scans included | 53:20 | 144.1 MB + 5% Recovery
Vocal, Opera, Outsider Music | Label: BMG Classics ‎– GD61175

A short bio of Madame Jenkins appears in a wonderful book called "American Eccentrics" by Carl Sifakis. It explains the history (or is it hysteria?) of this most maligned and misunderstood of American coloraturas. The most telling of anecdotes regarding M. Jenkins is that she was riding in a New York taxi that crashed. She was going to sue the taxi company until she discovered that she could sing ". . .a higher F than ever before…". Need I say more? Apparently, she sent the cabbie a box of expensive cigars as a thank-you.

Aleksandra Kurzak - Gioia! (2011)

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Aleksandra Kurzak - Gioia! (2011)

Aleksandra Kurzak - Gioia! (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 320 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 159 MB | 01:00:49
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca

Rising star Aleksandra Kurzak is a Polish coloratura soprano who tackles a diverse repertoire of arias on her 2011 Decca debut. Beginning with Rossini, Kurzak's "Una voce poco fa" demonstrates her power, solid technique, and unique dark vocal color. Her sound is clean, and she is clearly a wonderful musician, as she gives careful attention to each phrase and score marking: she is not simply a singer with a good, big sound.

VA - The Voices: The Romantic Classical Songs (2CD) (2012) {Universal Music Thailand}

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VA - The Voices: The Romantic Classical Songs (2CD) (2012) {Universal Music Thailand}

VA - The Voices: The Romantic Classical Songs (2CD) (2012) {Universal Music Thailand}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 773 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 321 mb
Genre: classical

The Voices: The Romantic Classical Songs is a 2CD compilation of classical and opera artists performing songs from the pop music realms. This was released by Universal Music Thailand.

Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}

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Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}

Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger - Invisible: Chants of the Cistercian Nuns (2018) {Christophorus CHR 77430}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 256 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Christophorus | CHR 7743
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Sacred

The Cistercian order was born at the end of the 11th Century around the new monastery of Cîteaux and developed by Bernard of Clairvaux in the following years. Their aim was to return to the basics of the austere Benedictine rule, as opposed to the less stricter developments that had taken place around Cluny. These ideas quickly spread around Europe, producing great architecture and great liturgical music, devoid of embellishments and flourishments then considered unnecessary. Sabine Lutzenberger and her ensemble PERSONAT present the sounds of Cistercian monasteries all around Europe.

Cecilia Bartoli - Maria (2007)

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Cecilia Bartoli - Maria (2007)

Cecilia Bartoli - Maria (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 398 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 241 MB | 01:19:39
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca

In this tribute to the great nineteenth century mezzo-soprano, Maria Malibran, Cecilia Bartoli sings selections from the repertoire for which Malibran was known. Malibran also ventured into soprano roles, and Bartoli bravely and entirely successfully follows her into that territory. In fact, the primary impression the CD creates is astonishment and awe at the extraordinary range of these selections, and Bartoli's ease, absolute security, and seamless delivery, from above the treble staff to the middle of the bass staff.

Giacomo Meyerbeer - Meyerbeer on Record, 1899-1913 (2009) {3CD Set EMI-Marston 53009-2}

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Giacomo Meyerbeer - Meyerbeer on Record, 1899-1913 (2009) {3CD Set EMI-Marston 53009-2}

Giacomo Meyerbeer - Meyerbeer on Record, 1899-1913 (2009) {3CD Set EMI-Marston 53009-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 545 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 509 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 1.08 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 Marston | 53009-2
Classical / Vocal / Opera / Historic Recording

Giacomo Meyerbeer was one of the most important composers in Paris during the mid-1800s. He is considered the founder of the French Grand Opera and his works dominated the French stage. Meyerbeer changed the face of opera in Paris, and yet, much criticism is directed toward him and much of his music is seldom heard today. This 3-CD set is the first of two volumes, which together honor Meyerbeer and reacquaint the listener with his marvelous music and some very interesting singing. These two volumes contain at least one version of every recorded Meyerbeer excerpt sung by French singers.

Maria Callas at Covent Garden 1962 & 1964 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Maria Callas at Covent Garden 1962 & 1964 (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Maria Callas at Covent Garden 1962 & 1964 (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27993 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 69 min | 17,8 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 4029 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 69 min | 5,26 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Warner Classics | Sub.: English, French, German

Callas first appeared at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1952, as Norma. It became the scene for her last-ever operatic appearance: in June 1965, in a Zeffirelli production of Tosca that had been mounted for her the previous year. This Blu-ray disc includes Act 2 of that production, recorded in February 1964. Callas is joined by that Scarpia of Scarpias, Tito Gobbi, and as Cavaradossi, the dynamic tenor Renato Cioni. The conductor is Carlo Felice Cillario. This disc also contains extracts from a gala concert given two years earlier at Covent Garden. Callas performs Elisabeth’s magnificent Act 5 aria from Don Carlo (recalling a role she sang at La Scala in 1955) and the Habanera and Séguedille from Carmen, evoking one of the great might-have-beens of operatic history, since she never sang the entire role of Carmen on stage.

Marie-Louise Duthoit, Le Concert Calotin, Fabien Armengaud - Louis-Antoine Dornel: Pieces de clavecin, airs et trios (2002)

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Marie-Louise Duthoit, Le Concert Calotin, Fabien Armengaud - Louis-Antoine Dornel: Pieces de clavecin, airs et trios (2002)

Louis-Antoine Dornel: Pièces de clavecin, airs et trios (2002)
Marie-Louise Duthoit, soprano; Le Concert Calotin; Fabien Armengaud, clavecin & direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Arion | # ARN 68559 | Time: 01:00:37

Dornel’s imaginative and dynamic compositional style was perfectly suited to the lively and ever-changing musical environment of Paris in the first decades of the eighteenth century. The glorious years of Louis XIV’s reign were coming to a close, and with it the Sun King’s uncompromising grip on permitted musical taste was beginning to weaken. As musical life at the royal court began to decline so the hub of French musical life shifted from Versailles to Paris, and a strong sense of new found freedom prevailed in the city’s cultured circles. The relative merits of French and Italian musical styles were hotly debated, and works by the likes of Corelli and Vivaldi became well known and were eagerly consumed. In addition, a tradition of public concerts (including Philidor’s famous Concert Spirituel) began in Paris, giving visiting artists from far afield a chance to demonstrate their skills as well as giving composers a chance to air new works. Dornel’s Pièces de clavecin were published in 1731. His keyboard pieces were highly praised in the Mercure de France, and are notable for how little they owe to Rameau’s seminal 1724 collection. Instead the influence of François Couperin’s Ordres from fifteen years or so before is much more strongly discernible.