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Rosemary Standley & Dom La Nena - Birds On A Wire (2014)

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Rosemary Standley & Dom La Nena - Birds On A Wire (2014)

Rosemary Standley & Dom La Nena - Birds On A Wire (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:40 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Folk | Label: Air Rytmo | Catalog: none

Birds on a Wire is an enchanting voice and cello duo formed by French-American singer Rosemary Standley (with multinational France-based alt-folk band Moriarty) and young Brazilian singer, songwriter and cellist Dominique Pinto aka Dom la Nena. Initiated by Rosemary Standley in 2011 as “Rosemary’s Songbook”, the project evolved into the Birds on a Wire duo when the producer of Madamelune an independent Paris-based stage and music production company introduced her to Dom La Nena.

Rosemary Standley & Helstroffer’s Band - Love I Obey (2015)

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Rosemary Standley & Helstroffer’s Band - Love I Obey (2015)

Rosemary Standley & Helstroffer’s Band - Love I Obey (2015)
EAC | FLAC (tracks +.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:06 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Folk | Label: Alpha Productions | Catalog: Alpha 538

Look back over the classical releases of the past few years and you’ll see a trend emerging. Sitting somewhere at the junction of folk music, early music, bluegrass, jazz and even pop, it includes albums like Andreas Scholl’s ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ (Decca, 1/02), Apollo’s Fire’s ‘Come to the River’ (Avie), Anonymous 4’s wonderful ‘1865’ (Harmonia Mundi, 2/15), most of L’Arpeggiata and even Concerto Caledonia’s ‘Purcell’s Revenge’ (Delphian – see below).

Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)

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Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)

Chanticleer - William Byrd: Music For A Hidden Chapel (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Choral | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HCX 3955182 | 00:51:54

Byrd, the chief musician of Elizabethan England, wrote and published liturgical music for clandestine religious observance. Among his most serene and pure works, these intimate five-voice masses are drawn from his second book of Gradualia published in 1607.

Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner - Mozart: Arien (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

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Peter Schreier, Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner - Mozart: Arien (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016 [Re-Up]

Peter Schreier - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Arias (1967) Remastered Reissue 2016
Staatskapelle Dresden; Otmar Suitner, conductor; Walter Olbertz, cembalo

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 180 Mb
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300754BC | Time: 00:51:51

Peter Schreier is unquestionably one of the greatest tenors of the twentieth century. For over 40 years he was known above all for his embodiment of Mozart tenor roles, and dazzled as a lieder singer in songs by Schubert, Schumann and Hugo Wolf. The sacred works of Johann Sebastian Bach, his oratorios and passions, formed another key element in the repertory of this native Saxon. He sang at all the world’s major opera houses – at the New York Met, at La Scala in Milan, in Buenos Aires, Vienna and Paris – and needless to say on his “home turf” of Dresden and Berlin. Not forgetting his many years of guest appearances at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. It was in Salzburg, in 1967, that he sprang into the breach as Tamino in place of Fritz Wunderlich, who died so tragically young. The successes that followed thick and fast upon that were to make Peter Schreier into the opera world’s Mozart tenor of choice in the course of the following decades.

la festa musicale, Collegium Vocale Hannover & Florian Lohmann - Bonifazio Graziani: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2019)

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la festa musicale, Collegium Vocale Hannover & Florian Lohmann - Bonifazio Graziani: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2019)

la festa musicale, Collegium Vocale Hannover & Florian Lohmann - Bonifazio Graziani: Vespro della Beata Vergine (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks +Booklet) 324 MB | Cover | 01:06:56 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 153 MB
Classical, Vocal | Label: arcantus Musikproduktion

The „Vespro della Beata Vergine“ by Bonifazio Graziani opens a rich world of vocal music. In the whole 17th century, you'll hardly find another composer like Graziani who was able to use all the variety from soloistic passages to the full richness of double choir sound. During the reign of the Welf Duke John Frederick, there was an intense exchange between Hanover and Rome. One result of this are the „Psalmi vespertini binis choris“ by Graziani. They are dedicated to John Frederick, a selection of them have been reassembled to the present Vesper. An impressive world premiere recording.

Denis Raisin-Dadre, Doulce Memoire - Leonardo da Vinci: La Musique Secrete (2019)

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Denis Raisin-Dadre, Doulce Memoire - Leonardo da Vinci: La Musique Secrete (2019)

Denis Raisin-Dadre, Doulce Mémoire - Leonardo da Vinci: La Musique Secrète (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 391 Mb | Total time: 78:05 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA456 | Recorded: 2018

2019 will see the 500th commemoration of the death of one of the greatest geniuses humanity has produced: Leonardo da Vinci, scientist, inventor, painter and musician.
Doulce Mémoire, having devoted themselves to Renaissance music for the past 30 years, have decided to pay homage to Leonardo. Their founder-director, Denis Raisin Dadre, an eminent specialist in the music of the period and a great lover of pictorial art, has devised an original programme: Rather than just make music from the time of Leonardo, I've taken my cue from the paintings themselves.I've worked on what could be the hidden music of these pictures, what musical pieces might be suggested by them…

Barockwerk Hamburg - Telemann: Kommt, lasset uns anbeten. Inauguration Cantatas for Hamburg & Altona (2019)

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Barockwerk Hamburg - Telemann: Kommt, lasset uns anbeten. Inauguration Cantatas for Hamburg & Altona (2019)

Barockwerk Hamburg, Hanna Zumsande, Alon Harari, Mirko Ludwig & Ira Hochman - Telemann: Kommt, lasset uns anbeten. Inauguration Cantatas for Hamburg & Altona (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | 01:05:42
Classical, Vocal | Label: CPO

The three compositions brought together on this CD demonstrates how Telemann could be relied on to compose not only church music for ordinary religious services, but also compose works for extraordinary sacred events and special occasions. Telemann’s dedicatory piece for the church in the St. Hiob-Hospital in Hamburg "Kommt, lasset uns anbeten" is scored for an ensemble that is noticeably smaller than those of his other compositions for the dedication of churches. This does not reflect lesser status, but owes to the small church space. As a result, the composition convinces the listener with its intimacy, while the ensemble limited to a few musicians contributes significantly to the exquisite impression made by this lovingly designed music displaying many beautiful details, above all in the melodic and harmonic spheres. By contrast, the stylistic modernity and wealth of imagination in Telemann’s sung poem 'Geschlagene Pauken, auf!' – which has been recorded here for the first time – makes us sit up and take notice.

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten - Schubert: Winterreise; Britten: Folk Songs (2008/1964&1970)

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Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten - Schubert: Winterreise; Britten: Folk Songs (2008/1964&1970)

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten - Schubert: Winterreise; Britten: Folk Songs (2008/1964&1970)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch, English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.54 Gb (DVD9) | 106 min + 13 min (bonus)
Classical | DECCA

Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears were justly celebrated as outstanding interpreters of both English Song and German Lieder. Both artists are at the peak of their interpretative powers in these two classic BBC films; a studio recital of Britten's arrangements of traditional English folksongs, first broadcast in June 1964, and a specially staged performance of Schubert's great song cycle Winterreise, first seen in November 1970.

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake - Franz Liszt: The Complete Songs, Volume 3 (2015)

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Gerald Finley, Julius Drake - Franz Liszt: The Complete Songs, Volume 3 (2015)

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake - Franz Liszt: The Complete Songs, Volume 3 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67956 | Time: 01:11:05

A third volume in Hyperion’s Complete Liszt Songs cycle warmly welcomes to the series maestro Gerald Finley. The songs themselves encompass everything from finely honed miniatures to big-boned epics of tragic import, and these compelling performances elicit from the multi-award-winning pairing of Finley and Julius Drake a sense of paced drama and pathos which is rarely matched.

Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' (2014)

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Royal Liverpool PO, Vasily Petrenko - Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' (2014)

Dmitry Shostakovich - Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar' (2014)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573218 | Time: 00:59:36

If one function of art is to make us ponder difficult questions and thus risk causing offence, there could not be a more potent example than Shostakovich’s 13th Symphony. Setting Babi Yar, Yevtushenko’s blistering denunciation of Soviet antisemitism, in the 1960s was an act of political defiance for the composer. First heard in this country in Liverpool, it is highly appropriate that it forms the conclusion and climax of the RLPO’s riveting Shostakovich cycle. The power this performance accumulates at the climaxes of the second and third movement is lacerating; the men’s choruses may not sound totally Russian, but Alexander Vinogradov is a superb bass soloist, and Vasily Petrenko is as good at gloomy introspection as he is at brittle confrontation.

Daniel Taylor, Theatre of Early Music - The Voice of Bach (2008)

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Le Monde du Vendredi 21 Juin 2019

Daniel Taylor, Theatre of Early Music - The Voice of Bach (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 245 Mb | Total time: 53:07 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697290312 | Recorded: 2007

Hearing an album of Bach arias sung by a countertenor may not be essential for every listener. Many of the high arias from Bach's cantatas weren't the kind of operatic pieces that called for a muscular male voice comparable to those that have tackled Handel's arias in similar collections, and Bach, at least much of the time, wrote for female vocalists. If you enjoy countertenor singing, however, this release by Canadian singer Daniel Taylor may be the Bach album of choice. Taylor succeeds precisely because he doesn't try to hit you over the head with acrobatics. His voice is rich, smooth, and lyrical, and it is deployed to maximum effect in music that seems to reflect the almost sensuous approach Bach took to the depiction of religious contentment.

Reinhold Friedrich, Juilliard School Brass, Royal Academy of Music Brass - Gabrieli for Brass: Venetian Extravaganza (2018)

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Reinhold Friedrich, Juilliard School Brass, Royal Academy of Music Brass - Gabrieli for Brass: Venetian Extravaganza (2018)

Reinhold Friedrich, Juilliard School Brass, Royal Academy of Music Brass - Gabrieli for Brass: Venetian Extravaganza (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 300 Mb | Total time: 76:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 581 | Recorded: 2017

By combining the highly skilled Royal Academy of Music Brass and the Juilliard School Brass, trumpeter and director Reinhold Friedrich has created a virtuoso super group that is perfectly suited to the glorious antiphonal music of Giovanni Gabrieli. Not only is such a large contingent of exceptional brass players capable of producing the rich and resonant sound that is characteristic of Gabrieli's music, it also produces a credible impression of the performance space, which is usually quite difficult to convey on a standard recording. This album was made in St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, whose barrel-vaulted ceiling and brick-and-marble floor produce fantastic acoustics with a depth and breadth reminiscent of the spacious Byzantine interior of San Marco Cathedral, where Gabrieli served as maestro di cappella.

Frederic Betous, La Main Harmonique - Ockeghem et Compere: Musiques au temps d’Anne de France (2010)

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Frederic Betous, La Main Harmonique - Ockeghem et Compere: Musiques au temps d’Anne de France (2010)

Frédéric Bétous, La Main Harmonique - Ockeghem et Compère: Musiques au temps d’Anne de France (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 299 Mb | Total time: 64:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ligia Digital | # Lidi 0202217-10 | Recorded: 2009

La Main Harmonique was founded to promote mediaeval and Renaissance music. The term refers to a mnemonic device which takes its name from the early theoretician, Guido d'Arezzo. One starts by feeling encouraged that yet another small, independent, group is dedicated to furthering polyphonic and solo music from the period. It doesn't take very long for that encouragement to be justified. Theirs is singing of great poise, delicacy and precision as they work their way sensitively through small-scale works from the courts of the Château de Moulins and Duke of Bourbon during the reigns of Anne and Pierre II of Beaujeu in the later fifteenth century.

Robert Shaw Festival Singers - Francis Poulenc: Mass In G Major; Motets For Christmas And Lent (1990)

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Robert Shaw Festival Singers - Francis Poulenc: Mass In G Major; Motets For Christmas And Lent (1990)

Francis Poulenc: Mass In G Major; Motets For Christmas And Lent (1990)
Robert Shaw Festival Singers, conducted by Robert Shaw

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 185 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Telarc | # CD-80236 | Time: 00:52:02

Robert Shaw leads the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in these powerful works of Francis Poulenc. Poulenc experienced a spiritual crisis which led to the composition of his powerful Mass in G major, which is dedicated to the memory of his father. Paired with this work are his Four Motets for Christmas, Four Motets for a Time of Penitence, and Four Short Prayers of Saint Frances.

Pierre Boulez conducts Maurice Ravel & Albert Roussel (2009) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Pierre Boulez conducts Maurice Ravel & Albert Roussel (2009) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Pierre Boulez conducts Maurice Ravel & Albert Roussel (2009) 4CD Box Set
BBC Symphony Orchestra; The Cleveland Orchestra; Ensemble Intercontemporain
New York Philharmonic; Philippe Entremont (piano); Harold Gomberg (oboe)
Jessye Norman (soprano); Jill Gomez (soprano); José van Dam (baritone)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 665 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697562292 | Time: 04:48:51

A milestone of music making, this 4 CD boxed set collects Maurice Ravel’s lush orchestral oeuvre in a collection of defining performances conducted by Pierre Boulez. A vivid testament to the ineffable incalculable role a conductor fills in any interpretation, ‘Pierre Boulez Conducts Ravel’ includes many of Ravel’s best known compositions along with the valuable addition of less recorded and long out of print gems such as Jessye Norman’s luminous Chansons Madécasses with members of Ensemble InterContemporaín and the Piano Concerto in D major for the Left Hand, played thrillingly here by Phillipe Entremont with an inspired lights out Cleveland Orchestra. Boulez’s prowess with the music of Ravel takes many forms, robust, muscular, capable of great tenderness, inquisitive, insouciant, and this collection of almost 5 hours of music allows one to immerse completely within the rich motherlode of genius that was Maurice Ravel. Includes informative 28-page booklet.