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Renee Fleming - Christmas in New York (2014) [Repost]

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Renee Fleming - Christmas in New York (2014) [Repost]

Renée Fleming - Christmas in New York (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:18
Holidays, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Classical Crossover | Label: Decca | # B0021104-02

American soprano Renee Fleming's first-ever holiday album celebrates the beloved and iconic Christmas season in New York City. From the holiday windows lining 5th Avenue to the red and green-lit spire of the Empire State Building, the essence of the city at the most wonderful time of year is captured on Christmas in New York. Pop, Broadway and jazz greats Chris Botti, Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Kelli O Hara, Gregory Porter and Rufus Wainwright join Renée as she lends her sublime voice to hits like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silver Bells" and other gems, including "Central Park Serenade" a brand new duet by songwriting legend Diane Warren. In total, Renee Fleming and her guests have won 16 Grammy awards across multiple categories.

Amarcord - Tenebrae (2017)

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Amarcord - Tenebrae (2017)

Amarcord - Tenebrae (2017)
Classical, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:31 | 188 MB
Label: Raumklang (edition apollon)

Two-time prizewinners of the ECHO Klassik Prize, amarcord celebrate their 25th-anniversary with Tenebrae, a beautiful program that moves from Renaissance grandmasters Johannes Ockeghem and Thomas Tallis to contemporary gems by Sydney Boquiren, Ivan Moody and Marcus Ludwig, showcasing the ensemble's incredible versatility and interpretational sensitivity.

Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, Peter Eyre - Roderick Williams: Sacred Choral Works (2017)

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Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, Peter Eyre - Roderick Williams: Sacred Choral Works (2017)

Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, Peter Eyre - Roderick Williams: Sacred Choral Works (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:20:09 | 189 MB
Label: Signum Records

On their premiere recording, the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, directed by celebrated choral conductor Ralph Allwood, perform the works of British Choral Award winner Roderick Williams. Based in Greenwich, East London the choir is comprised of both students from the conservatoire (including several choral scholars) as well as outstanding volunteer singers. It is unique amongst cathedral, church and collegiate choirs in the UK in that it has ready access to the wide range of musical resources at the Conservatoire, collaborating frequently in a wide variety of genres as well as performing for services at the beautiful 18th Century Chapel of St Peter & St Paul. As well as being renowned as a singer Roderick Williams is also well-respected as a composer, and his works have been premiered at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room and live on national radio.

Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997] **RE-UP**

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Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997] **RE-UP**

Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 257 MB
Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 452898 | TT: 1:11;06

Barbara Bonney's recital of the Schumanns' songs is prefaced, in the booklet-note, with a little feminist homily from the singer defending the reputation of Clara as woman and artist. Clara hardly needs that kind of defence nowadays, witness recent CDs by Skovhus and Stutzmann, plus several others not reviewed in these pages; her songs are far from patronized, let alone neglected. Yet, for all the advocacy of these singers, her inspiration remains for me intermittent, though thoroughly conventional songs are occasionally leavened by notably individual ones, such as, here, her very last and unpublished song, Loreley, which vividly conjures up that dangerous creature, particu lady in the hectic piano part, evocatively played by Ashkenazy. Indeed it seems that Heine most inspired her, as "Sic liebten sich beide" from her Op. 13 provoked a setting of economically intense meaning, to which Bonney finely responds.
– Gramophone [9/1997].

DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

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DSO Berlin, Robin Ticciati, Magdalena Kozena - Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliees; Faure: Pelleas et Melisande (2017)

Claude Debussy: La mer; Ariettes oubliées; Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande (2017)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Robin Ticciati, conductor; Magdalena Kožená

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Orchestral, Vocal | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 550 | Time: 01:08:33

This marks the first release with Robin Ticciati leading the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, and it makes the requisite splash. There's a world premiere: even if you're not on board with the trend of enlarging the repertory through arrangements of works that are perfectly good in their original form, you will likely be seduced by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená's ravishing reading of Debussy's voice-and-piano Ariettes oubliées, inventively arranged by Brett Dean. There's a little-known work: the opening one, Fauré's Prelude to Pénélope (a sparsely performed opera, with a slightly less sparsely performed prelude) is a lush and beautifully controlled arc. Controlled and detailed are two words that come to mind for Ticciati's interpretation of La mer, the warhorse work on the program; it may seem a bit deliberate, but there are many hues in his performance. The two Debussy works are balanced by two of Fauré's: the fourth work is the suite from Fauré's incidental music to Pélleas et Mélisande (in Charles Koechlin's version), also deliberate and lush. Linn recorded the performance in Berlin's Jesus Christus Kirche, which allows the full spectrum of orchestral colors to come through. Worth the money for Kozená fans for her turn alone, and a fine French program for all.

St. Florianer Sangerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor - Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus (2017)

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St. Florianer Sangerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor - Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus (2017)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus etc (2017)
St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria; Gunar Letzbor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Accent | # ACC24325 | Time: 00:59:08

Several masses with large orchestration attest to the outstanding compositional skills of the Salzburg master Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) in coping with large ensembles. As usual in Salzburg, Biber expects polychoral performances. The church music at the Salzburg cathedral drew its orientation from the performance practice in Venice. The Missa Alleluia was probably composed after 1690 and certainly before 1698, because a manuscript was made in Kremsmunster that year. The original score and sheets from Salzburg are lost. Excellent copies have been preserved at the Upper Austrian abbey at Kremsmunster: they serve as a basis for the present recording. Biber has fully exploited the possibilities of Baroque Instrumentation in the Missa Alleluia: a chorus with 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors and 2 bass voices grants him a large number of combinations of voices and thus constant change of timbre. The strings choir also has six parts, with both violins often conducted virtuosically. A chorus with 3 trumpets and 2 cornetti is even surpassed in tonal mass by the chorus composed of 2 clarini, 4 trumpets, and timpani. This large number of trumpets emphasizes the cheerful character of the work and is very luxurious by Austrian standards.

Grigory Sokolov, Rinaldo Alessandrini & Quatuor mosaiques - Classical Melancholy (2017)

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Grigory Sokolov, Rinaldo Alessandrini & Quatuor mosaiques - Classical Melancholy (2017)

Grigory Sokolov, Rinaldo Alessandrini & Quatuor mosaiques - Classical Melancholy (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:05:20 | 297 MB
Label: naïve classique

Grigory Sokolov is among the most important Russian pianists to have emerged from the latter half of the 20th century. His career has both suffered and thrived from restraints foisted on him by Soviet authorities: like other iconic Russian keyboard giants of the past, in particular Sviatoslav Richter and Lazar Berman, he was prohibited from appearance in the West for a time, but when he finally debuted in western Europe and the United States, his career took a meteoric upswing, with Sokolov suddenly in heavy demand in the world's major concert halls. Another aspect to Sokolov's career that has added to his charismatic though eccentric persona has been his general avoidance of the recording studio. Most of his recordings are drawn from live concerts, and they attest to his virtuosity and interpretive genius in unusual but generally conservative fare: while his repertory takes in Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev, it also includes Byrd, Couperin, Rameau, and Froberger. Sokolov has recorded for several labels, including Melodiya, Opus 111, and Naïve.

Cincinnati May Festival Chorus & Robert Porco - Christmas with the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus (2017)

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Cincinnati May Festival Chorus & Robert Porco - Christmas with the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus (2017)

Cincinnati May Festival Chorus & Robert Porco - Christmas with the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus (2017)
Classical, Christmas, Vocals | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:05:18 | 154 MB
Label: Fanfare Cincinnati

The Cincinnati May Festival Chorus has an impressive heritage as the artistic heart of the Cincinnati May Festival, the oldest continuous choral festival in the Western Hemisphere. Their Christmas album is a beautiful mix of traditional carols and lesser-known gems, including Franz Biebl’s sumptuous “Ave Maria,” the thrilling, restless “Carol of the Bells,” and Morten Lauridsen’s reflective, ravishing “O Magnum Mysterium.” A real highlight is Britten’s “A Hymn to the Virgin” there are over 140 singers in this choir, yet they achieve genuine intimacy and a remarkable breadth of dynamics.

Schwesterhochfünf - German Advent Songs (2017)

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Schwesterhochfünf - German Advent Songs (2017)

Schwesterhochfünf - German Advent Songs (2017)
Classical, Vocals | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 00:49:30 | 118 MB
Label: Rondeau

The five sisters devote their CD to the family tradition of singing together at the Advent wreath and present gorgeous arrangements of old and new songs for Advent.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Overture Les francs-juges (2017)

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Overture Les francs-juges (2017)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti - Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Overture Les francs-juges (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:23:40 | 193 MB
Label: Decca

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of the three most acclaimed orchestras in America at the end of the century (the others being the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra), and one of the few serious rivals that the New York Philharmonic has had in its long history. Curiously, the histories of the two orchestras are somewhat intermingled.

John Rassem El Massih, John Michael Boyer, Cappella Romana & Alexander Lingas - The Sun of Justice: Byzantine Chant for Christm

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John Rassem El Massih, John Michael Boyer, Cappella Romana & Alexander Lingas - The Sun of Justice: Byzantine Chant for Christm

John Rassem El Massih, John Michael Boyer, Cappella Romana & Alexander Lingas - The Sun of Justice: Byzantine Chant for Christmas (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 02:04:53 | 306 MB
Label: Cappella Romana

Cappella’s Associate Music Director John Michael Boyer directs exhilarating Byzantine chants for Christmastide in Greek, Arabic, and English. Featuring Lebanon-born guest soloist, Rev’d Deacon John (Rassem) El Massih, and the release of a new CD of the program.

Marco Armiliato, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg - The Opera Gala: Live from Baden-Baden (2008) [Blu-Ray]

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Marco Armiliato, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg - The Opera Gala: Live from Baden-Baden (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Marco Armiliato, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Ramon Vargas, Ludovic Tezier - The Opera Gala: Live from Baden-Baden (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 22996 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 138 min | 35,5 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD High-Res Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2046 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 138 min | 7,49 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese

Here's the complete concert that brought together four of the world's most exciting singers, performing beloved arias, duets, and quartets. Anna Netrebko and Ellna Garanca appear together for the first time on stage in this dazzling gala for a quartet of "superstars" (Badische Zeitung). "Bel canto at its most beautiful and most ravishing" (Badische Neueste Nachrichten).

Monteverdi - A voce sola, con Sinfonie (Roberta Invernizzi; Accademia Strumentale Italiana; Alberto Rasi) [2002]

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Monteverdi - A voce sola, con Sinfonie (Roberta Invernizzi; Accademia Strumentale Italiana; Alberto Rasi) [2002]

Monteverdi - A voce sola, con Sinfonie (Roberta Invernizzi; Accademia Strumentale Italiana; Alberto Rasi) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 245 MB
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | Catalog Number: STR 33562 | TT: 60:27

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15 May 1567 (baptized) – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, gambist, singer and Roman Catholic priest.
Monteverdi's work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period.[1] He developed two individual styles of composition – the heritage of Renaissance polyphony and the new basso continuo technique of the Baroque.[2] Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, L'Orfeo, an innovative work that is the earliest surviving opera that is still regularly performed. He was recognized as an innovative composer and enjoyed considerable fame in his lifetime.

The Tallis Scholars - Thomas Tallis: The Christmas Mass (1998)

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The Tallis Scholars - Thomas Tallis: The Christmas Mass (1998)

The Tallis Scholars - Thomas Tallis: The Christmas Mass (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 171 Mb
Classical, Choral, Christmas | Label: Gimell | # 454 934-2 | Time: 00:56:22

Few ensembles are as difficult to write about as the incomparable Tallis Scholars. Inevitably, you just string together an array of superlatives and hope that other reviewers haven't gushed about the same attributes using the same words in precisely the same order. The ensemble's recording of the Christmas Mass and the antiphon Ave Dei patris filia marks both its fourth recording of works by Renaissance master Thomas Tallis and one of Gimell's last albums to be made during an unhappy affiliation with Universal Classics. (The label has since reverted to independent status, distributed in the United States by Harmonia Mundi.) As has been the case with other Tallis Scholars projects, the singers have rediscovered missing manuscripts and have put together the first modern performance editions of both of these works. Their complete mastery of their chosen subject, combining keen scholarship and transcendent beauty, makes this a radiant recording. The clarity and luminescent tone that conductor Peter Phillips achieves with his singers are simply superb. The recording, made at their frequent locale of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Norfolk, is a faithful one–but don't miss any opportunity to hear them live.

Jussi Bjorling - Opera Arias (1999)

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Jussi Bjorling - Opera Arias (1999)

Jussi Bjorling - Opera Arias (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKs+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 310.78 MB
Classical | Label: Naxos Historical. US | Catalog Number: 8.110701

Jussi Björling was one of the strongest and steeliest lyric tenors of the 20th century, as famous for his Rodolfo in La Boheme as he was for his Calaf in Turandot. This superbly engineered survey of his early career takes us from 1936 to 1948, and covers, for the most part, his standard repertoire of French and Italian music–extracts from Aida and from Faust, and from both Massenet's Manon and Puccini's Manon Lescaut. He was a singer equally at home with the elegances of bel canto and with the passionate sorrows of verismo–he is particularly fine in "Vesti la guibbia" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci… –Roz Kaveney