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Al Ayre Español Edition [8CDs] (2012)

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Al Ayre Español Edition [8CDs] (2012)

Al Ayre Español Edition: Durón, Galán, Iribarren, Navas, Literes, San Juan, Torres, Valls (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,29 Gb | Total time: 08:12:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88691953052 | Recorded: 1994-2001

Al Ayre Español is a vocal and instrumental ensemble formed in 1988 by the conductor Eduardo López Banzo. The ensemble plays period instruments and has brought back to life Spanish Baroque Music music, renewing the interest of contemporary audiences. The name of the band ('ayre' is an ancient word for 'aire') makes reference to playing music 'the Spanish way' ('con aire español').

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Bach: 4 Orchestral Suites (2008)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Bach: 4 Orchestral Suites (2008)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Bach: 4 Orchestral Suites (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 619 Mb | Total time: 53:58+49:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | # 2564 69457-5 | Recorded: 1966

This well-documented and handsomely presented set is well worth considering. Harnoncourt led the way in ‘authentic’ Bach performances, and in some respects – the slow minuets and the somewhat portentous introductions, for instance – these Sixties recordings differ from more recent practice. But no matter, since the approach is full of life, and the balance allows details to be heard clearly and naturally. The fugal sections are particularly successful.
– Terry Barfoot

Sophie Yates - Spanish & Portuguese Harpsichord (1994)

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Sophie Yates - Spanish & Portuguese Harpsichord (1994)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Handel: Water Music (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 63:37 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0560 | Recorded: 1993

Sophie Yates’s 1993 debut CD offered a fine selection of French Baroque harpsichord music. For this second disc she has turned her attention south to Spain and Portugal and back to the 16th as well as 17th century. The repertoire, though less familiar, is certainly attractive – delightful examples of tiento and diferencias by Cabezón; Coelho’s compelling Segunda Susana; the ornate traceries of Ximénez and Cabanilles. And all played with a graceful eloquence that is quietly impressive.
Graham Lock

Gustav Leonhardt - Couperin: Works for Harpsichord (1997)

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Gustav Leonhardt - Couperin: Works for Harpsichord (1997)

Gustav Leonhardt - Couperin: Works for Harpsichord (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 503 Mb | Total time: 64:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 454 470-2 | Recorded: 1995

For almost 50 years, Gustav Leonhardt - harpsichordist, organist and, most recently, conductor - has counted among the most respected specialists in both the theory and practice of early music. Acclaimed for his numerous recordings of music ranging from keyboard masterpieces of the early Baroque to Mozart's sonatas, Leonhardt has played a critical role in bringing period-instrument performance into the mainstream of classical music life.

David Munrow, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner - Munrow & Marriner: Telemann, Sammartini, Handel (2000)

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David Munrow, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner - Munrow & Marriner: Telemann, Sammartini, Handel (2000)

David Munrow, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner - Munrow & Marriner: Telemann, Sammartini, Handel (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 48:04 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: TOCE-3405

Whilst Sir Neville Marriner, who turns 90 on 15 April 2014, provides stylish accompaniments with the Academy's modern instruments, the star of this album is the late David Munrow, who did so much to popularize early music and its instruments, particularly the recorder.

Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts (2007)

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Bryn Terfel  - Simple Gifts (2007)

Bryn Terfel - Simple Gifts (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 356 MB | 01:10:23
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

What is this Bryn Terfel collection, exactly, that contains "Simple Gifts," the beginning of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," "Send in the Clowns," and even "The Rose" (not the one e'er blooming, but the Bette Midler or Conway Twitty vehicle)? It is, per the back cover text, Bryn's "personal collection of sacred, spiritual, and meditative songs." The album still might seem like quite a hodgepodge to a browser reading the tracklist, but it is exactly the elusiveness of the thread connecting these songs that makes this a superior example of the crossover vocal species.

Fretwork - Sublime Discourses: The Complete Instrumental Music of John Milton and Martin Peerson (2011)

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Fretwork - Sublime Discourses: The Complete Instrumental Music of John Milton and Martin Peerson (2011)

Fretwork - Sublime Discourses: The Complete Instrumental Music of John Milton and Martin Peerson (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 61:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Regent Records | # REGCD341 | Recorded: 2009, 2010

Fretwork here unveils some obscure but engaging works from the golden age of English consort music by the little-known but accomplished composers Martin Peerson and John Milton, father of the celebrated poet. The programme combines scholarship, performance and recording technology to bring to light some two-dozen forgotten works, from dancing almaines to brooding intricate fantasias.

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata per la Notte di Natale (1996)

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Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata per la Notte di Natale (1996)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano - Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata per la Notte di Natale (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 338 Mb | Total time: 71:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # OPS 30-156 | Recorded: 1996

Extraordinarily, Alessandro Scarlatti (who died in 1725 and forms a strong bridge between the mature Baroque and later classical traditions, according to musicologist Edward Dent) wrote some sixty-four operas, twenty oratorios, hundreds of chamber cantatas, and a host of madrigals, masses, motets, toccatas, concertos, sonatas and symphonies. Very little of this is heard today, sadly, except in specialist circles. Perhaps one of the more popularly performed pieces is 'Abramo, il tuo sembiante' (a Christmas cantata). When Handel visited Italy between 1706 and 1710, he met Scarlatti and may even have studied with him. This performance of said cantata is well within the Italian style - clear lines and intricate ornamentation.

Rolando Villazon, Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Players - Handel: Arias (2009)

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Rolando Villazon, Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Players - Handel: Arias (2009)

Rolando Villazón, Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Players - Handel: Arias (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 59:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8056 | Recorded: 2008

Internationally acclaimed tenor Rolando Villazón presents an all-new recording of Italian arias by Handel. Though Villazón is not generally associated with this repertoire, his muscular and virile performances are a thrilling and new way to hear Handel. Paul McCreesh (a noted Handel expert) and the exciting Gabrieli Players join Villazón giving the listener both an authentic period performance as well as a new twist on familiar Handel. To suit his voice, Villazón performs not only tenor arias, but also transposed mezzo arias a practice familiar to Handel. This is a unique and wonderfully thrilling album completely unlike Villazón s previous recordings.

Pablo Casals - Bach Festival: Prades 1950, Volume 1 (2003)

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Pablo Casals - Bach Festival: Prades 1950, Volume 1 (2003)

Pablo Casals - Bach Festival: Prades 1950, Volume 1 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:17:36 | 409 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pearl | Catalog: 201

Rarely if ever have music festivals gathered together such a stellar array of names as those in Prades and Perpignan, thanks to the glory of Casal's name and the force of nature which was Alexander Schneider. This release of the Prades Festival is rarely heard and contains the most stunning performances of the 'Brandenburg Concertos', together with items from 'The Musical Offering'.

Sophie Yates - English Virginals Music (1995)

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Sophie Yates - English Virginals Music (1995)

Sophie Yates - English Virginals Music (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:40 | 466 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CH0574

Sophie Yates follows her French and Iberian collections (11/93 and 11/94) with an English one, an overview of the period that ended in the 1620s after the death of Byrd, its central figure, Gibbons and Bull, though Tomkins delayed the stylistic rigor mortis for another 30 years. The anonymous My Lady Carey's Dompe and Aston's Hornepype provide quasi-improvisational precursors (though they are not so placed in the programme) of the ubiquitous divisions upon whatever, including Byrd's or Aston's Ground – he looked both backwards to Aston and sideways to Dowland and Harding in writing divisions on their works.

Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Semyon Snitkovsky - Art Of Semyon Snitkovsky. 75th Anniversary Edition (2008) 3CD Set
J.S. Bach, Schubert, Paganini, Schumann, Kreisler, Bartok, Schedrin, Clérambault, Brahms
Szymanowski, Ysaÿe, Khachaturian, Debussy, de Falla, Glazunov, Liszt, Ravel, Stravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 499 Mb | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01169 | Time: 03:37:24

"Brilliant possession of the instrument, virtuosi technique, a versatile and expressive touch, an animated and emotional style of performance - these are the artistic traits possessed by Semyon Snitkovsky, that allow the brilliant musician to make deep, sincere connection with the audience." These words, spoken by David Oistrakh, come to mind every time one listens to any recording Snitkovsky made throughout his career. The violinist only lived to be 48 years old (1933-1981), but he left behind a large number of records. These records allow his listeners to enjoy the unique artistry that once thrilled audiences and critics in the former USSR and abroad. The CDs that are being released now, present Snitkovsky as a versatile interpreter of the solo, chamber, and solo with orchestra violin repertoire.

Lorenzo Ghielmi/Enrico Onofri/Margret Köll - Anno 1630 (2003) {Winter & Winter} **[RE-UP]**

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Lorenzo Ghielmi/Enrico Onofri/Margret Köll - Anno 1630 (2003) {Winter & Winter} **[RE-UP]**

Lorenzo Ghielmi/Enrico Onofri/Margret Köll - Anno 1630 (2003) {Winter & Winter}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 136 mb
Genre: classical, baroque

Anno 1630 is the 2003 collaborative album between Lorenzo Ghielmi, Enrico Onofri, and Margret Köll. This was released on the Winter & Winter label on 5 August, 2003.

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Domestic Music, Vol. 3 (1992)

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Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Domestic Music, Vol. 3 (1992)

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Domestic Music, Vol. 3 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 390 Mb | Total time: 78:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0525 | Recorded: 1991

By comparison with the ambitious, sometimes pioneering products of the last musically active decade of his life (1755-1765) much of Telemann's chamber music is conventional in language if not always in form. Nevertheless, we should guard against any assessment which views it as merely fluent. Telemann's chamber suites and cantatas, solo sonatas, trios, quartets and songs almost invariably carry the hallmark of a composer whose understanding of the voices and instruments for which he is writing is both imaginatively practical and technically informed.

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Overture Burlesque, Vol. 2 (1991)

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Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Overture Burlesque, Vol. 2 (1991)

Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90 - Telemann: Overture Burlesque, Vol. 2 (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 64:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0512 | Recorded: 1990

Five lesser-known pieces (one orchestral suite and four instrumental concertos) from the over-abundant pen of Georg Philipp Telemann are presented in this second collection by the British ensemble Collegium Musicum 90, here directed by its co-founder, gifted violinist Simon Standage, whose earlier recordings with the English Concert and the Academy of Ancient Music are the guarantors of his classiness.