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Vittorio Grigolo - Arrivederci (2011)

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Vittorio Grigolo - Arrivederci (2011)

Vittorio Grigolo - Arrivederci (2011)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:06:15 | 318 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88697911342

Vittorio Grigolo follows his 2010 debut solo recital album for Sony of arias by Verdi, Puccini, and Donizetti with a broader mix of arias and a healthy selection of Romantic and post-Romantic Italian songs. It's an old-fashioned kind of program (with the addition of a few more recent songs in a similar style) that would have been characteristic of the repertoire of early- to mid-century Italian tenors like Beniamino Gigli and Tito Schipa.

Vittorio Grigolo - The Romantic Hero (2014)

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Vittorio Grigolo - The Romantic Hero (2014)

Vittorio Grigolo - The Romantic Hero (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:28 | 290 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88883756582

Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo has risen in terms of both popularity and critical esteem since making his crossover debut in 2006, and The Romantic Hero may be his best album yet. These Romantic heroes, the title neglects to inform you, all speak French, but this is not a problem for Grigolo, who grew up attending French schools and speaks the language fully idiomatically.

Vittorio Grigolo - In the Hands of Love (2006)

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Vittorio Grigolo - In the Hands of Love (2006)

Vittorio Grigolo - In the Hands of Love (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:46 | 344 MB
Genre: Classical Crossover, Pop | Label: Polydor | Catalog: 9874521

The enormous success of Andrea Bocelli has ensured that no matter how fallow the ground might be for the major classical labels, there is always enough fertile soil left in the garden to cultivate a new pop tenor. The single-named Vittorio, short for Vittorio Grigolo, is Decca's new flavor of the month among tenors. Decca's one-time advocacy of Juan Diego Flórez was something to applaud, as this tenor is a truly fabulous singer, if not entirely suitable for the legions of soap opera fans who also love Bocelli.

Prague Philharmonic Choir, Jaroslav Brych - Rachmaninov: Vespers, Op. 37; Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 (2007) [Re-Up]

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Prague Philharmonic Choir, Jaroslav Brych - Rachmaninov: Vespers, Op. 37;  Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 (2007) [Re-Up]

Sergey Rachmaninov - Vespers, Op. 37, Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 (2007)
The Prague Philharmonic Choir; Jaroslav Brych, conductor; Soloists

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD 350 043 | Time: 01:01:32

The Prague Philharmonic choir join over a dozen others who have recorded Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, a work once thought the special property of the Russian choirs who are, of course, prominent in the lists. The Czechs sing it without a cantor, and more as a concert work than some of the others do. Though they take the famous scale in the Nunc dimittis, descending to a profound B flat, in their stride, they are not as sonorous as some others, and their particular contribution is to sing the music lightly and flexibly, with a lively response to the words. They have excellent sopranos, safe in intonation when attacking the exposed high entries in thirds which are a feature of the music, and a good tenor for the three numbers that involve him as a soloist. The Magnificat, with all its tempo changes and shifts of register, is expressively done, as are the light rhythms of ‘Blessed art Thou, O Lord’.

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra & Yuri Temirkanov - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (Live) (2018)

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St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra & Yuri Temirkanov - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (Live) (2018)

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra & Yuri Temirkanov - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (Live) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 449 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 213 Mb | 01:33:12
Classical, Vocal | Label: Delos Music

In the wake of the beloved Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s untimely passing in November 2017, tributes, memorials and musical event dedications have flowed non-stop. But none thus far has matched the sheer scope, power and sonic splendor of this all-Russian performance of Verdi’s blockbuster Requiem Mass.

Raffaele Pe & La Lira di Orfeo - Giulio Cesare: A Baroque Hero (2018)

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Raffaele Pe & La Lira di Orfeo - Giulio Cesare: A Baroque Hero (2018)

Raffaele Pe & La Lira di Orfeo - Giulio Cesare: A Baroque Hero (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 361 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:10:45
Classical, Opera | Label: Glossa Music

In Baroque opera the dramatic figure of Gaius Julius Caesar received a considerable amount of attention from librettists and composers alike, and not just from G.F. Handel working with Nicola Francesco Haym. With Giulio Cesare, a Baroque hero, Raffaele Pe creates a full recital devoted to the Ancient Roman warrior and Dictator of the Republic, drawn from operas spanning the length of the eighteenth century.

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

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Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava - Valentin Silvestrov: To Thee We Sing - Sacred Choral Works (2015)

Valentin Silvestrov - To Thee We Sing: Sacred Choral Works (2015)
Latvian Radio Choir, conducted by Sigvards Klava

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Ondine | # ODE1266-5 | Time: 00:59:59

Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) is an important contemporary voice in vocal music. In this new release, Silvestrov’s hauntingly beautiful vocal works are performed by the Latvian Radio Choir under their director Sigvards Kļava. During his artistic career, Silvestrov has explored a number of musical styles and techniques, such as avant-guard, post-modernism, neo-classicism, dodecaphony, aleatoric writing and pointillism. The fall of the Soviet Union, however, allowed Silvestrov to eventually compose spiritual works, inspired and influenced by his love of the Russian Orthodox Church music which Silvestrov imbues with his own unique sound and bursts of surprising harmonic moves. Silvestrov’s compositions are invested with the composer’s own unique personality, musical sensibility and sense of beauty.

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015) [Re-Up]

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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015) [Re-Up]

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)
William Harris, Michael Tippett, Thomas Weelkes, James MacMillan, Ivor Gurney, Robert Ramsey
Benjamin Britten, Edmund Rubbra, Michael East, Herbert Howells, Robert Pearsall, Thomas Tomkins

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: CORO | # COR16134 | Time: 01:10:50

Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them? Songs of departure and farewell are deeply rooted in the great tradition of British choral music, nourished by ancient myths of testing journeys, wayside transformations and homecomings. The transcendent nature of music and the power of poetry to challenge and alter perceptions of reality – harnessed by English composers over many centuries – flow through a programme that invites contemplation of life and death, of love and loss, creation and eternity. In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, The Sixteen performs a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.

Roberta Invernizzi, Craig Marchitelli - La bella più bella: Songs from Early Baroque Italy (2014)

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Roberta Invernizzi, Craig Marchitelli - La bella più bella: Songs from Early Baroque Italy (2014)

Roberta Invernizzi, Craig Marchitelli - La bella più bella: Songs from Early Baroque Italy (2014)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:54 | 335 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD922902

It is with much pleasure that Glossa is able to announce the release of a further new recording featuring the marvellous vocal talents of that queen of Baroque music, Roberta Invernizzi: La bella più bella. Known for her dazzling and elegant displays in the music of the later Baroque – Handel and Vivaldi come to mind, but also her Naples-related travelogue on the recent I Viaggi di Faustina – the Milanese singer has also nurtured, across her career, the more delicate and nuanced art of the Italian song repertory from the early 17th century, a time when courtly and polyphonic expression were giving way to the “moving of the emotions” by a solo singer accompanied by a single instrument. Renato Dolcini guides us through the musical evolution of this form in his illuminating booklet essay.

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Koln, Peter Dijkstra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs [Re-Up]

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Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Koln, Peter Dijkstra - Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs [Re-Up]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Johannes-Passion (2016) 3CDs
Julian Prégardien (Evangelist), Tareq Nazmi (Jesus), Christina Landshamer (soprano)
Ulrike Malotta (alto), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Krešimir Stražanac (bass)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Köln, conducted by Peter Dijkstra

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 787 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 409 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: BR Klassik | # 900909 | Time: 02:57:16

The music of Bach's 'St. John Passion', which the composer wrote for Holy Week in 1724 immediately after his appointment as cantor of St Thomas's Church in Leipzig, still retains all its freshness and vitality nearly 300 years later, and is a true Baroque delight. The two main choruses Herr, unser Herrscher and Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine form the beginning and culmination of a large-scale orchestral and vocal structure in which Bach reveals his absolute mastery of polyphony. Inwardly reflective chorales are as much interwoven into the events of the Passion as the haunting arias which comment on the biblical texts of the Gospel of St John. Throughout this solemn Passion oratorio, there is a constant emphasis on Baroque musical magnificence. What makes this live recording of the concert version of March 7, 2015 in the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz so special? The fresh voices of the young and excellent vocal soloists, the regularly praised "astonishing three-dimensionality" and "crystalline clarity" of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Peter Dijkstra and, of course, the renowned period instrument ensemble Concerto Köln.

Tenebrae, Aurora Orchestra & Nigel Short - A Walk with Ivor Gurney (2018)

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Tenebrae, Aurora Orchestra & Nigel Short - A Walk with Ivor Gurney (2018)

Tenebrae, Aurora Orchestra & Nigel Short - A Walk with Ivor Gurney (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 331 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 201 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:27:32
Classical, Vocal | Label: Signum Classics

Tenebrae and Nigel Short are joined by Aurora Orchestra together with mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and narrator Simon Callow for A Walk with Ivor Gurney, an album celebrating the music of Ivor Gurney whose promising career as a composer was interrupted by World War I. Alongside four pieces of Gurney’s own music are works by his contemporaries, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells. The recording features a new piece by Judith Bingham commissioned by Tenebrae in 2013 for the choir with Dame Sarah Connolly.

Daniel Behle & Oliver Schnyder Trio - Meine schönsten Weihnachtslieder (2018)

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Daniel Behle & Oliver Schnyder Trio - Meine schönsten Weihnachtslieder (2018)

Daniel Behle & Oliver Schnyder Trio - Meine schönsten Weihnachtslieder (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 235 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:02:25
Classical, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical

Renowned tenor poet Daniel Behle arranges 23 of his favorite Christmas tunes for a small ensemble. He creates sophisticated and entertaining house music and sounds traditional German carols in a chamber music version.

Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474) - Music for the Court of Savoy - The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (2009) {Hyperion CDA67715}

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Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474) - Music for the Court of Savoy - The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (2009) {Hyperion CDA67715}

Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474) - Music for the Court of Savoy - The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (2009) {Hyperion CDA67715}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 305 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 168 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 57 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 Hyperion Records | CDA67715
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Early Music / Choral / Polyphony

The Binchois Consort’s first recordings of Dufay for Hyperion achieved iconic status, winning a Gramophone award along the way. Despite the proliferation of early music groups recording Dufay in their wake, the Binchois remain the ultimate musical authority on this great composer. Their latest recording contains what many consider to be Dufay’s masterpiece. His Missa Se la face ay pale is one of the best known, and perhaps most revered, of all polyphonic masses. Indeed, it is a work of such renown that it enjoys a special kind of status among Renaissance mass cycles.

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2018)

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Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2018)

Kammerorchester Basel & Giovanni Antonini - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:01:37 | 143 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Sony Classical

Within days of the first performance, Beethoven’s favourite pupil, Carl Czerny, had written that “on its own, the idea of introducing the chorus with Schiller’s Song of Joy was very finely conceived and equally finely executed (albeit at undue length), but it would be far better suited to a fantasy. As an instrumental composer Beethoven is such a great and unique figure that human voices fetter him more than they exalt him.” Also present at the concert, which featured not only the Ninth Symphony but also sections of the Missa solemnis, was Joseph Carl Rosenbaum, an official in the Esterházy household. His impression of the occasion was rather more succinct: “Overture and three Hymns with Kyrie and Ode to Joy; lovely, but tedious.” Altogether annihilating was the verdict of the composer, conductor and violin virtuoso Louis Spohr: the symphony was “monstrous and tasteless”, while Beethoven’s grasp of Schiller’s Ode was “so trivial that I cannot even now understand how a genius like Beethoven’s could have written it. I find in it another proof of what I had already remarked in Vienna, that Beethoven was wanting in aesthetical feeling and in a sense of the beautiful”. Even Wagner was ambivalent: in his Artwork of the Future, he extolled the Ninth as marking “the redemption of Music from out her own peculiar element into the realm of universal Art”, but in a letter to Liszt he described the final movement as “the weakest part” ofthe symphony.

Lautten Compagney, Wolfgang Katschner & Dorothee Mields - War & Peace - 1618:1918 (2018)

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Lautten Compagney, Wolfgang Katschner & Dorothee Mields - War & Peace - 1618:1918 (2018)

Lautten Compagney, Wolfgang Katschner & Dorothee Mields - War & Peace - 1618:1918 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 431 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 193 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:20:00
Classical, Vocal | Label: deutsche harmonia mundi

"Some time ago Dorothee Mields asked me if we could perhaps performsome songs by Friedrich Hollaender. A glance at the fragile manuscript of his Lieder eines armen Mädchens (1921–24) revealed many similarities with the songs of the seventeenth century. The printed editions and manu- script scores that have come down to us from the early Baroque contain very little information and yet they conceal within them whole worlds of musical expression. And then the year 2018 arrived, with its linking lines going back to 1618 and the outbreak of the Thirty Years War and to 1918, the end of the First World War. We have placed the First World War with in the context of the period from 1914 to 1945, resulting in a further Thirty Years War. Both of these periods ended in extensive changes to existing political systems."