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Catherine Bott, Concerto Caledonia - The Lion of Scotland: Cantatas by John Clerk of Penicuik (1998)

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Catherine Bott, Concerto Caledonia - The Lion of Scotland: Cantatas by John Clerk of Penicuik (1998)

The Lion of Scotland: Cantatas by John Clerk of Penicuik (1998)
Catherine Bott, soprano; Concerto Caledonia

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67007 | Time: 01:08:39

This is the first recording of any of Clerk's cantatas which are among the finest contributions to baroque music from these islands from a man of great cultural significance and with a crucial place in the history of Scottish culture. Clerk studied in Rome under Corelli and Pasquini and was also a lawyer, judge, amateur architect, artist, poet and landscape gardener.

Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Ah! mio cor: Handel Arias (2007)

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Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Ah! mio cor: Handel Arias (2007)

Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra - Ah! mio cor: Handel Arias (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 325 Mb | Total time: 76:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 477 6547 | Recorded: 2006

Before the release of this disc called Ah! Mio cor!, charismatic mezzo soprano Magdalena Kozená had already made her mark as a Handel singer with her recordings of the composer's Italian cantatas and opera Julius Caesar, but this triumphant 2007 collection of arias affirms her mastery of the German-English composer's music. Featuring selections from the composer's operas and oratorios, this disc is more of a smorgasbord than a balanced meal with one highly expressive and supremely virtuosic aria following another and the only cohesion supplied by the performer.

Andrea Bocelli - Aria: The Opera Album (1998) {2005, Special Edition}

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Andrea Bocelli - Aria: The Opera Album (1998) {2005, Special Edition}

Andrea Bocelli - Aria: The Opera Album (1998) {2005, Special Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 381 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 202 Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Opera | Sugarmusic / Philips #475 729-5

2005 second edition of the 1998 hit album from the popular Italian tenor. This Special Edition of Bocelli's Aria album features the bonus tracks "The Pearl Fishers' Duet" featuring Bryn Terfel and Di Quella Pira. Crossover sensation Andrea Bocelli's Aria served as the singer's operatic calling card, and as such it left behind the synth-infused ballads and lighter Italian fare of his earlier work and delved into the dramatic warhorses of the tenor repertory. Soliciting the help of Gianandrea Noseda and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra underscored the singer's desire to be taken seriously, since both conductor and ensemble were already veterans of fine operatic recordings.

Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Bach Cantatas, Vol. 35 (Live) (2021)

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Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Bach Cantatas, Vol. 35 (Live) (2021)

Orchester der J.S. Bach-Stiftung & Rudolf Lutz - Bach Cantatas, Vol. 35 (Live) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 398 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:19:38
Classical, Vocal | Label: J.S. Bach-Stiftung

For once, a recitative is the focus of a cantata. In BWV 47, the opening chorus, two arias, and the final chorale are grouped around the central statement "Mankind is dirt, stench, earth and ashes," which can hardly be surpassed in clarity. It takes a soloist with a powerful voice and experience of life to get the message across credibly!

Judy Garland - Unforgetable Judy Garland: 16 Golden Classics (1987)

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Judy Garland - Unforgetable Judy Garland: 16 Golden Classics (1987)

Judy Garland - Unforgetable Judy Garland: 16 Golden Classics (1987)
Jazz, Pop, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 47:20 | 316,63 Mb
Label: Castle Communications (UK) | Cat.# UNCD 1 | Released: 1987-08-02

British import CD, now out-of-print, 16 tracks, digitally transferred from the original masters. Includes: For Me and My Gal/Trolley Song, Swanee, I'm Nobody's Baby, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Over the Rainbow, I Feel a Song Coming On, Rock-a-bye Your Baby, Almost Like Being in Love/This Can't Be Love, Fly Me to the Moon, That's Entertainment, Chicago, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Come Rain or Come Shine, Smile, I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Hey Look Me Over.

Various Artists - Umbria Jazz 2016 - The Summer Festival [2CD] (2016)

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Various Artists - Umbria Jazz 2016 - The Summer Festival [2CD] (2016)

Various Artists - Umbria Jazz 2016 - The Summer Festival [2CD] (2016)
Jazz, Vocal, Easy Listening | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 02:32:14 | 892,34 Mb
Label: Warner Music Italia S.r.l. (EU) | Cat.# SIAE 16SC0062 | Released: 2016-07-01

The Umbria Jazz Festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world and has been held annually since 1973, usually in the month of July, in Perugia, Italy. Furthermore, the Umbria Jazz Winter Festival takes place annually in late December to early January in the city of Orvieto. Since its start the festival turned into a quality jazz fiesta, one of the leading festivals in Europe. The Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy attracts over 200,000 people each year for 10 days of live jazz music performed by critically acclaimed artists from around the world.

Julio Iglesias - Moments (1982)

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Julio Iglesias - Moments (1982)

Julio Iglesias - Moments (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | CBS Columbia, CK 39568 | ~ 233 or 94 Mb | Scans Included
Pop, Latin Pop, Vocal

Released in 1982, MOMENTS is an outstanding example of Julio Iglesias's considerable charm. With their sweeping, synth-laden arrangements, these songs, particularly "Nathalie" and "Esa Mujer," provide the perfect format for Iglesias's expressive croon, which effortlessly conjures up romantic scenarios…

Juliette de Massy, Bogdan Nesterenko - Bach: Comme un air de passions... (2015)

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Juliette de Massy, Bogdan Nesterenko - Bach: Comme un air de passions... (2015)

Juliette de Massy, Bogdan Nesterenko - Bach: Comme un air de passions… (2015)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 330 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 168 MB | 01:06:19
Genre: Classical | Label: Ar Ré-Sé

It is easy to imagine Bach taking advantage of the accordion’s unlimited potential: its malleable and boundless dynamics, in direct contact with the bellows; its registers, comparable to those of an organ; its sophisticated buttonboard, which allows for virtuoso playing; and its great musical agility, like that of a chest organ. Of course, Bach would also have perceived the accordion’s limitations stemming from the dynamic uniformity of the right and left hands, but which a skilful player can offset. He might even have tapped Bogdan Nesterenko on the shoulder, asking him to put down his accordion and let him try out this amazing new instrument. And despite Bach’s incredible gifts, he probably would have handed it back quickly, after realizing how very difficult it is to play!

Hamish McLaren & Matthew Jorysz - Sphinx (2021)

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Hamish McLaren & Matthew Jorysz - Sphinx (2021)

Hamish McLaren & Matthew Jorysz - Sphinx (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 283 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:16:27
Classical, Vocal | Label: Orchid Classics

Russia’s rich tradition of art song began with early 19th-century salon pieces: lyrical ‘romances’ that evolved to embrace grander themes yet never lost their intimacy. This selection explores some fascinating but less-trodden paths through this repertoire, inspired by the theme of distant lands and encompassing the enduring themes of travel, romantic landscapes, love and loss, life and death. In this recital, Borodin meets Taneyev, a Moscow composition professor from the next generation; Shostakovich stands alongside another major symphonist, his Moscow colleague Myaskovsky, and Shostakovich’s student Boris Tchaikovsky, a prodigy widely known for his film music, passes the baton to Elena Firsova, a post-Soviet émigré to England and a distinctive lyrical voice of today. Inspired by the songs of Taneyev, Myaskovksy and Firsova, countertenor Hamish McLaren embarked on distant travels of his own, journeying to Russia where he found two previously unreleased film songs by Shostakovich, heard here in their world-premiere recordings.

Elly Ameling - The Artistry of Elly Ameling (2003)

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Elly Ameling - The Artistry of Elly Ameling (2003)

Elly Ameling - The Artistry of Elly Ameling (2003)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.7 Gb | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 1 Gb | 05:33:56
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips

Ameling, one of the world's most beloved recitalists is captured here in a 5 CD collection offering some of her most beautiful recordings of song. While we are used to her perfection in songs of Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Faure and Hahn, an added joy is her "pop" side, tackling - without a whiff of pretension, Porter, Kern, Gershwin, Ellington, et al. What an absolute joy it is listening to this amazing artist sing these songs with an almost uncanny natural ease. There is no resorting to a "pop" voice and yet most of these pop standards songs sound as though they could have been written for her. Clean attacks, sometimes a bit of the pop technique of hanging on to a consonant longer than a classical artist normally would shows an appreciation and understanding of the style. Still, there is never once a compromise of her vocal beauty.

Nancy Wilson ‎- Forbidden Lover (1987) [1994, Japan]

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Nancy Wilson ‎- Forbidden Lover (1987) [1994, Japan]

Nancy Wilson ‎- Forbidden Lover (1987) [1994, Japan]
R&B, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 40:39 | 322,25 Mb
Label: Epic/Sony Records (Japan) | Cat.# ESCB 1573 | Released: 1994-11-21 (1987)

Billed as the 50th album by this 50-year-old singer, Nancy Wilson's "Forbidden Lover" is an attempt to contemporize her sound, with arrangements that recall Luther Vandross and the Earth, Wind & Fire horn section. The title track, a duet with Carl Anderson, seems intended to heat up the R&B charts and, if it did, there would be other tracks to follow. It's reasonable that Columbia Records, which signed Wilson up after her long tenure at Capitol, should try to get a return on its investment. But Wilson the jazz-R&B song stylist gets lost on most of these recordings. "I Was Telling Him About You" is a ballad that lets her get across her personality, and the string-filled closer, Leon Russell's "A Song About You," really gives her room to shine and probably will turn out to be the only keeper on this collection. Pop music performers almost always want to sound contemporary, but this is one singer who would be better off acting her age.

Julio Iglesias - Hey! (1980)

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Julio Iglesias - Hey! (1980)

Julio Iglesias - Hey! (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | CBS, CK 39567 | ~ 238 or 94 Mb | Scans Included
Pop, Latin Pop, Vocal

Julio Jose Iglesias de la Cueva (born 23 September 1943), better known as Julio Iglesias (Spanish pronunciation: [?xuljo i??lesjas]), is a Spanish singer and songwriter who has been awarded with the Guinness Record thrice. In 1983, he was the most recorded artist in more languages in the world, and in 2013 as the Latin artist who has sold the most records in history…

Coro Istituzione Armonica, Ensemble Il Narvalo & Alberto Turco - Marcello: Psalm 42 & 50 (2021)

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Coro Istituzione Armonica, Ensemble Il Narvalo & Alberto Turco - Marcello: Psalm 42 & 50 (2021)

Coro Istituzione Armonica, Ensemble Il Narvalo & Alberto Turco - Marcello: Psalm 42 & 50 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 274 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | 00:57:44
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: Brilliant Classics

From an early age Benedetto Marcello proved to be a man of great versatility: a poet, writer, musician, lawyer, judge, administrator and philologist, holding important posts in these functions during his entire life. As a composer he wrote a substantial oeuvre, covering all important fields of composition: sacred and secular choral works, opera and a large body of instrumental music.

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963) [MFSL, UDCD 740]

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John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963) [MFSL, UDCD 740]

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1999 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 740 | ~ 174 or 88 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Vocal Jazz

John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped…

Samuel Mariño, Martin Hofstetter, Händelfestspielorchester Halle - Care pupille: Handel, Gluck (2020)

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Samuel Mariño, Martin Hofstetter, Händelfestspielorchester Halle - Care pupille: Handel, Gluck (2020)

Samuel Mariño, Martin Hofstetter, Händelfestspielorchester Halle - Care pupille: Handel, Gluck (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 71:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C998201 | Recorded: 2019

Venezuelan born male soprano Samuel Mariño (*1993) presents his debut album with baroque arias by Christoph Willibald Gluck and Georg Friedrich Händel. Gluck and Händel met each other and played music together in London in 1746. For this release, the original program of that concert was expanded with arias tailor-made for male soprano. This album is unique in every respect. It includes first recordings of works that are sensationally beautiful and that have never been heard before. And then there is a voice, a male soprano, singing for the first time in 250 years things that no man before him was able to sing.