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René Jacobs - J. Haydn: Die Schöpfung (2009)

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René Jacobs - J. Haydn: Die Schöpfung (2009)

René Jacobs - J. Haydn: Die Schöpfung (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:40:43 | 513 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 992039.40

Franz Joseph Haydn's Die Schöpfung (The Creation) is one of the greatest oratorios, beloved for its moving religious content and admired for its abundant melodies, stirring choruses, imaginative scene-painting, and colorful orchestration. An argument can be made that period instrumentation and historically informed performance practices give a real boost to Haydn's scoring and effects, in ways conventional modern ensembles can't, and experts in early music make it especially striking by employing the sonorities the composer would have known and wanted.

Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (Live in Bellinzona / 2014) (2019)

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Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (Live in Bellinzona / 2014) (2019)

Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble - Remember Me, My Dear (Live in Bellinzona / 2014) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 352 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:40
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: ECM Records

25 years on from the release of Officium, the groundbreaking alliance of Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble, comes Remember me, my dear, recorded during the final tour the group made in October 2014. The program is emblematic of the range of repertoire the Norwegian saxophonist and British vocal quartet explored together– from Pérotin, Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume le Rouge, Antoine Brumel to Komitas , Arvo Pärt and more. It could be said that the Hilliard/Garbarek combination, in concert, transcended its source materials, with early music, contemporary composition and improvisation interfused in the responsive acoustics of sacred spaces. And this final album reminds us that the unique Garbarek/Hilliard combination, and its unprecedented exploration of sound, was consistently breathtaking.

Barbara Schlick, Derek Lee Ragin - Tomaso Albinoni: Complete Cantatas, Op.4 (1999)

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Barbara Schlick, Derek Lee Ragin - Tomaso Albinoni: Complete Cantatas, Op.4 (1999)

Barbara Schlick, Derek Lee Ragin - Tomaso Albinoni: Complete Cantatas, Op.4 (1999)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 457 Mb | Total time: 53:01+41:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Et'Cetera | # KTC 2027 | Recorded: 1993, 1997

This two-CD reissue contains only the complete set (of 12) that appeared in his lifetime – several dozen more are extant. Published as his Op. 4 in Venice in 1702, these chamber cantatas are typical Baroque ‘languish ’n’ anguish’ love laments, six scored for solo soprano voice, six for solo alto. They are beautifully sung by Barbara Schlick and Derek Lee Ragin.

Rosa Ponselle - The 1939 Victor and 1954 'Villa Pace' Recordings (1996) {3CD Set Romophone 81022-2}

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Rosa Ponselle - The 1939 Victor and 1954 'Villa Pace' Recordings (1996) {3CD Set Romophone 81022-2}

Rosa Ponselle - The 1939 Victor and 1954 'Villa Pace' Recordings (1996) {3CD Set Romophone 81022-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 771 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 516 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1939, 1954, 1996 Victor / Romophone | 81022-2
Classical / Vocal / Historical

Legendary soprano Rosa Ponselle recalled these sessions taped by RCA in her Baltimore home as the only time she enjoyed making records. Fourteen years after her abrupt retirement from opera, her voluptuous instrument (ruby red in the '39 Victors and now tinged with purple) soars to better advantage in the amplitude of her spacious music room than within the cramped confines of the recording studio. Whether in Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, Mozart, or Tosti songs, or chestnuts like "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes," the vocalism is always informed by Ponselle's musical intelligence and sense of style. Romophone brings together all the material from these home sessions, including 75 minutes of music not issued by RCA, plus a promotional interview that reveals a warm, down-to-earth persona quite different from your typical diva stereotype. Ponselle fans need no encouragement to acquire this set.

Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

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Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set

Europäische Chormusik - European Choral Music (2014) 6CD Box Set
Eric Ericson, Rundfunkchor Stockholm, Stockholmer Kammerchor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 942 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Warner Classics | # 825646261505 | Time: 06:49:27

The great recordings of the "Nordic choral marvel": Swedish choral conductor Eric Ericson was one of the true legends in his field. When he died in 2013 at the age of 94, he had spent decades working to place his two Stockholm choirs among the international musical elite. His recordings from the 1970's enjoy real cult status – unique interpretations of a cappella works from the Renaissance to the 20th century, from Gesualdo to Penderecki, released here for the first time in a single box.

Cambridge University Chamber Choir, Timothy Brown - Music of Christopher Tye (1996)

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Cambridge University Chamber Choir, Timothy Brown - Music of Christopher Tye (1996)

Cambridge University Chamber Choir, Timothy Brown - Music of Christopher Tye (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:17 | 309 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Guild Music | Catalog: GMCD 7121

Christopher Tye was a close contemporary of Tallis and other composers of the Tudor era. He spent most of his career in the prestigious post of Master of the Choristers and organist of Ely Cathedral. Only a proportion of his works have survived, but among them are motets and two Mass settings. Of all these, his masterpiece is surely the six-voice Missa Euge Bone – recorded on the present disc and by several other ensembles over the past few decades.

Ann Hallenberg, Ditte Andersen, Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Mia vita, mio bene (2006)

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Ann Hallenberg, Ditte Andersen, Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Mia vita, mio bene (2006)

Ann Hallenberg, Ditte Andersen, Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney Berlin - Mia vita, mio bene (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 390 Mb | Total time: 78:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0017902BG | Recorded: 2005

Danish soprano Ditte Andersen and Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg were heard to stunning effect in Spedidam's splendid 2006 recording of Gluck's Aristeo and Bauci e Filemone with the ensemble Les Talens Lyriques under Christophe Rousset. Here they tackle another obscure corner of the Baroque: cantatas and operatic arias discovered in the libraries of the palaces at Meinungen and Sonderhausen, many of which were previously unknown. The Italian composers represented include a few who are well known, but they are predominantly obscure – Antonio Caldara, Giovanni Battista Bononcini, as well as his brother Antonio, Francesco Gasparini, Giovanni Battista Alveri, Giuseppe Maria Andrea di Orlandini, Attilio Ariosti, Giovanni Porta, and Tommaso Bernardo Gaffi.

Peter Schreier, Jard van Nes, Eliahu Inbal - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1988)

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Peter Schreier, Jard van Nes, Eliahu Inbal - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1988)

Peter Schreier, Jard van Nes, Eliahu Inbal - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1988)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:41 | 341 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Denon | Catalog: CO-72605

This immeasurable masterpiece has a disconcerting habit of resisting attempts to capture its haunting and evocative atmosphere on disc. There is no really bad recording, but only two or three to which I at any rate return again and again secure in the knowledge that I will be as moved as I often am in the concert-hall. I'm afraid this new recording can't be added to that select band. It is, I hasten to say, a very fine recording indeed, as most of this Frankfurt Mahler cycle have been.

Jessye Norman - Strauss: Lieder (1985)

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Jessye Norman - Strauss: Lieder (1985)

Jessye Norman - Strauss: Lieder (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:42 | 198 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416 298-2

Not the least of the remarkable features of this album is Norman's German pronunciation. It can hardly be faulted. If there are tiny slips, as once or twice with an American rolled "r" or the soft "ch", they are no more serious than the occasional intrusions of dialect by native German singers' into their vocalisations. Not all of them sing in perfect High German (even though the Kammersänger title demands it!). The tone is set right from the outset with a vivacious and big-voiced "Ständchen". Praise must be accorded to Geoffrey Parsons, too. He is the ideal foil to Norman's approach.

Diana Tomsche, Armin Kolarczyk, Jeannette La-Deur - Margarete Schweikert: Verlorene Liebe (2018)

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Diana Tomsche, Armin Kolarczyk, Jeannette La-Deur - Margarete Schweikert: Verlorene Liebe (2018)

Diana Tomsche, Armin Kolarczyk, Jeannette La-Deur - Margarete Schweikert: Verlorene Liebe (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:30 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: TYXArt | Catalog: TXA16085

Margarete Schweikert (1887-1957) war in Karlsruhe, wo sie ihr ganzes Leben verbrachte, eine hochgeehrte Geigerin und Pädagogin. Ihre zahlreichen Kompositionen (Vokal- und Kammermusik), von denen sie selbst kein großes Aufhebens machte, fanden Anklang, aber – obwohl großenteils im Druck erschienen - keine große Verbreitung. Dass sie in der Musikgeschichte keine Spuren hinterlassen hat und bis vor wenigen Jahren gänzlich in Vergessenheit geraten war, hängt wohl weniger damit zusammen, dass sie eine Frau war.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Cecilia Bartoli sings Mozart & Haydn (2003)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Cecilia Bartoli sings Mozart & Haydn (2003)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Cecilia Bartoli sings Mozart & Haydn (2003)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.67 Gb+7.23 Gb (2xDVD9) | 196 min
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English

One of the greatest artists of her generation, Cecilia Bartoli is at the height of her powers. With thrilling performances of Mozart and Haydn arias, recorded live in concert, this double disc set also includes symphonic performances from Nikolaus Harnoncourt and his Concentus Musicus Wien.

Sarah Mesko - Daytime & Night Songs (2019)

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Sarah Mesko - Daytime & Night Songs (2019)

Sarah Mesko - Daytime & Night Songs (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks +Booklet) | Cover | 35:25 | 150 MB
Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Navona

Composer Mira J. Spektor presents both sensitivity and passion in her new album DAYTIME & NIGHT SONGS. She combines masterful, original compositions with thought-provoking poetry written by a number of artists. Poetry is a key element of the album. Spektor draws influence from a variety of writers, such as Phyllis McGinley and Ruth Whitman. One of the more fascinating collaborations is Spektors composition using the words of her granddaughter, 11-year-old Lily Nussbaum. On the albums second track Quiet, Nussbaums vision is mature. Coupled with the sophisticated performance of the piano, most listeners would be in disbelief at the writers youth. Three of the songs contain poems in French, a language which, alongside English and German, Spektor frequently writes in. La Complainte De Rutebeuf (The Complaint of Rutebeuf) was written by the French trouvère (poet-composer) Rutebeuf in the 13th Century. Emerveillement (Wonderment) is derived from a poem written by a mistress of famed poet Paul Verlaine.

The Dark Tenor - Alive - 5 Years (2019)

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The Dark Tenor - Alive - 5 Years (2019)

The Dark Tenor - Alive - 5 Years (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 331 MB | Cover | 44:17 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 106 MB
Pop | Label: Red Raven Music

Since 2014, The Dark Tenor has been inspiring as a border crosser between classical and modern music. The American singer and songwriter integrates world-famous classical themes into the current sound of rock and pop songs and inspires young people and classically non-affine listeners. His music is characterized by brute sounds, epochal shows and filigree emotional moments

Ensemble Unmeasured & Julia Doyle - Devotion: Sacred and Secular Songs by Henry Purcell (2019)

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Ensemble Unmeasured & Julia Doyle - Devotion: Sacred and Secular Songs by Henry Purcell (2019)

Ensemble Unmeasured & Julia Doyle - Devotion: Sacred and Secular Songs by Henry Purcell (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 276 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | 01:02:40
Classical, Vocal | Label: Deux-Elles

Ensemble Unmeasured presents a cross-section of Henry Purcell’s astonishing writing for solo voice and continuo, showing the emotional range, depth, immediacy, and richness of his music.

Dominik Wania & Lisa Gerrard - Preisner: Melodies Of My Youth (2019)

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Dominik Wania & Lisa Gerrard - Preisner: Melodies Of My Youth (2019)

Dominik Wania & Lisa Gerrard - Preisner: Melodies Of My Youth (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 153 MB | Cover | 41:32 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 96 MB
Classical, Vocal | Label: Universal Music Polska

Beware upon a childhood plain Shadows cast the drift that claims our lineage…unspoken pain. In memories of love ones lost in dreams redeemed we pay the cost of life in death, from earth to sun the echoes of our songs un sung