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Philippe Jaroussky - The Handel Album (2017)

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Philippe Jaroussky - The Handel Album (2017)

Philippe Jaroussky - The Handel Album (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 370 MB
Label: Erato – 0190295774455 | Tracks: 19 | Time: 71:45 min
Classical, Vocal

„Recording an album entirely devoted to Händel is an unmissable opportunity for any singer who loves Baroque music, but especially for a countertenor. In fact the sheer choice of arias, each more wonderful than the one before, is staggering, but does mean that every singer can find the numbers best suited to his or her voice and personality. Although it’s only in the last few years that I’ve been able to play the big Händel roles on stage – Sesto in Giulio Cesare, for example, or Ruggiero in Alcina – for this recital I wanted to choose a selection of arias from less well-known operas.

The American Boychoir - On Christmas Day (1989)

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The American Boychoir - On Christmas Day (1989)

The American Boychoir - On Christmas Day (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 51:38 | 275 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Rykodisc | Catalog: RCD 30129

Boys in fourth through eighth grades come from across the United States and around the world to pursue a rigorous musical and academic curriculum at The American Boychoir School. The programs offered by The American Boychoir School are made possible in part through a grant by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding has been provided by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig Orchestra - Crazy Girl Crazy (2017)

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Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig Orchestra - Crazy Girl Crazy (2017)

Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig Orchestra - Crazy Girl Crazy (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 265 MB
Label: Alpha – ALPHA293 | Tracks: 24 | Time: 57:22 min
Classical, Vocal

Whether singing, conducting, dancing or acting, the Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is a constant source of fascination. Alpha Classics is proud to enter her world and her very first album as singer and conductor in 2017: with the Amsterdam based orchestra Ensemble Ludwig, of which she is associate artist.

Roberta Invernizzi, Auser Musici & Carlo Ipata - The Gasparini Album (2018)

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Roberta Invernizzi, Auser Musici & Carlo Ipata - The Gasparini Album (2018)

Roberta Invernizzi, Auser Musici & Carlo Ipata - The Gasparini Album (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 310 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 22 | Time: 59:14 min

The latest striking release from soprano Roberta Invernizzi acts as a lightning conductor for this new vocal extravaganza from Glossa devoted to the Italian Baroque composer Francesco Gasparini. Invernizzi finds herself very much home both in the music, but also, so noticeably, with the words: librettos from the likes of Zeno, Piovene or Salvi find this singer exercising her customary intelligence.

Marina Prudenskaya - Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116 (2018)

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Marina Prudenskaya - Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116 (2018)

Marina Prudenskaya - Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible, Op. 116 (2018)
Classical, Opera, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 466 MB
Label: CapriccioNR | Tracks: 48 | Time: 116:49 min

Ivan the Terrible the second joint project of Sergei Eisenstein and Sergei Prokofiev is, much like Alexander Newski, a historical epic, portraying the rise and fall of the autocratic ruler Ivan IV in the 16th century. Sergei Prokofievs musical portrayal is unique in film history, for the score conceives both parts of the film on an epic scale. Prokofievs rich melodic invention thrives on the expressive sound palette of his native Russia, mostly as they echo the spiritual works of the Russian-orthodox liturgy.

Dame Margaret Price, Brigitte Fassbaender, Wolfgang Brendel - Mozart: Così fan tutte, K. 588 (Live) (2018)

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Dame Margaret Price, Brigitte Fassbaender, Wolfgang Brendel - Mozart: Così fan tutte, K. 588 (Live) (2018)

Dame Margaret Price, Brigitte Fassbaender, Wolfgang Brendel - Mozart: Così fan tutte, K. 588 (Live) (2018)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 791 MB
Label: Orfeo | Tracks: 60 | Time: 148:39 min

Even in its opera-buffa manifestation, the utterly disastrous wife-swapping experiment in Così fan tutte so scandalized the entire 19th century, from Beethoven to Wagner, that desperate attempts were constantly made to conceal the work’s frivolity under any number of respectable rewrites.

Cappella Musicale di Santa Barbara & Umberto Forni - Franzoni: Apparato musicale, Op. 5 (2018)

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Cappella Musicale di Santa Barbara & Umberto Forni - Franzoni: Apparato musicale, Op. 5 (2018)

Cappella Musicale di Santa Barbara & Umberto Forni - Franzoni: Apparato musicale, Op. 5 (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 263 MB
Label: Tactus | Tracks: 14 | Time: 54:33 min

With this recording, the vocal and instrumental Ensemble of the Cappella Musicale di Santa Barbara in Mantova, directed by Umberto Forni, continues the rediscovery of the musical heritage preserved in the Basilica archive. This time is the turn of the Apparato Musicale by Amante Franzoni, friar of the convent of San Barnaba in Mantova, where he performed musical activities requested by the Gonzaga court. Franzoni became an Academic of the Olimpico in Vicenza and, later, Chapel Master of the Duomo of Forlì.

Davide Ficco & Rossana Bertini - Giuliani: Opere solistiche per voce e chitarra (2018)

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Davide Ficco & Rossana Bertini - Giuliani: Opere solistiche per voce e chitarra (2018)

Davide Ficco & Rossana Bertini - Giuliani: Opere solistiche per voce e chitarra (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:19:15 | 167 MB
Label: Tactus

Mauro Giuliani is one of the most important figures within the history of the guitar. After spending his early years in Bisceglie, Barletta and Trieste, he moved to Vienna in 1806, instantly becoming an integral part of the prestigious musical circles within the city. He was an esteemed friend of, amongst others, Beethoven, Haydn and almost certainly Schubert, and a partner in the concert performances of virtuosos such as Hummel, Moscheles and Mayseder. The works presented on this release are performed in a historically sensitive manner, and combine the two musical genres to which Giuliani devoted his greatest efforts: vocal chamber music, and, to a greater degree, the solo guitar repertoire.

Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)

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Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)

Emma Kirkby, Irene Mas Salom, Charles Daniels & Mallorca Ars Musicae - Jackson: Songs, Canzonets, and a Sonata (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 361 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 19 | Time: 72:37 min

William Jackson of Exeter (17301803) was a painter and writer as well as a composer, but he has been, until now, something of a hidden treasure. As Timothy Roberts writes in his introduction to this first album of Jacksons music, his songs are rooted in English traditions, and if his harmonies rarely move beyond those of Corelli and Handel, Jacksons emphasis on sensibility also brings hints of early Romanticism. One contemporary observed that His melodies were pure and natural, resulting in music that is both elegant and charming. This recording brings two esteemed early-music stars into the Toccata Classics catalogue: Dame Emma Kirkby and Charles Daniels.

Orlando Consort - Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)

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Orlando Consort - Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)

Orlando Consort - Machaut: Sovereign Beauty (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:03:30 | 262 Mb
Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion Records

The latest instalment in a series which continues to garner the highest critical plaudits. The Orlando Consort bring their customary virtues of ‘supreme text-sensitivity and beauty of tone’ (Early Music Today) to another recital showcasing the breadth of Machaut’s musical and poetic inventiveness.

Emma Kirkby & Anthony Rooley - Honey from the Hive: Songs by John Dowland (2005) {BIS-SACD-1475}

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Emma Kirkby & Anthony Rooley - Honey from the Hive: Songs by John Dowland (2005) {BIS-SACD-1475}

Emma Kirkby & Anthony Rooley - Honey from the Hive: Songs by John Dowland (2005) {BIS-SACD-1475}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 288 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 BIS Records AB | BIS-SACD-1475
Classical / Renaissance / Vocal Music / Lute

If the court of Elizabeth I could be compared to a bee-hive, John Dowland was one of its workers, tirelessly bringing in news from the Continent which he constantly visited, and as tirelessly producing the spiritual sustenance vital for the court's existence. It is this honey that Emma Kirkby and Anthony Rooley have gathered in an imaginative recital that focuses on Dowland's relationship to his various patrons – among them Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex.

Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)

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Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)

Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson, Ashley Riches & David Owen Norris - Sir Arthur Sullivan: Songs (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:26:37 | 541 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 10935

Arthur Sullivan always wanted to be known more as a serious composer than one of comic opera, and his Symphony in E minor ("Irish") and his grand opera Ivanhoe, immensely popular in its own time, have been revived in recent decades. The same cannot be said of his songs, which are all but unknown except for The Lost Chord. That chestnut is not even included on this expansive two-disc survey, a highly worthwhile look into Sullivan the song composer.

VA - Bernstein: The Essentials (2018)

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VA - Bernstein: The Essentials (2018)

VA - Bernstein: The Essentials (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 514 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Time: 110:20 min

American conductor and composer who straddled the divide between serious classical music and 'show bizz'.

VA - Musiques maçonniques (2018)

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VA - Musiques maçonniques (2018)

VA - Musiques maçonniques (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 606 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 33 | Time: 141:11 min

A l’occasion du tricentenaire de la Franc-maçonnerie, découvrez dans ce double CD toute la force spirituelle et universelle des plus belles pages de la musique classique maçonnique interprétées par des artistes de légendes (Natalie Dessay, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Aldo Ciccolini, William Christie, Claudio Abbado…). De la Musique funèbre maçonnique et de la Flûte enchantée de Mozart à l’Ode à la joie de Beethoven, du Chant pour les frères nouvellement initiés à la Marche de la Grande Loge, retrouvez toute l’harmonie des musiques et des chants qui résonnaient dans les temples maçonniques.

Stile Galante & Stefano Aresi - Porpora: L'amato nome (2018)

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Stile Galante & Stefano Aresi - Porpora: L'amato nome (2018)

Stile Galante & Stefano Aresi - Porpora: L'amato nome (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 720 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 44 | Time: 147:50 min

Nicola Porpora’s Op1 set of Italian chamber cantatas receive a new and striking reading directed by Stefano Aresi, a leading interpreter of the Late Baroque composer. Neapolitan-born Porpora brough this nuove musiche with him in the early 1730s when he had set out for London (with his pupil Farinelli) to take advantage of the perceived wavering of Handel’s operatic fame there. Porpora, espying an opportunity there just as Handel himself had done before, quickly ingratiated himself with the nobility in Britain and his 12 cantatas, though probably written in Naples, were published under the patronage of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales of Great Britain.