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Jacob Heringman - Josquin des Prez: Inviolata (2020)

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Jacob Heringman - Josquin des Prez: Inviolata (2020)

Jacob Heringman - Josquin des Prez: Inviolata (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 154 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:07
Classical | Label: Resonus Classics, Inventa Records

Two decades following his first album of lute intabulations by the renaissance composer Josquin des Prez (the first album of its kind), celebrated lutenist Jacob Heringman returns to this rich but largely neglected part of the repertoire to present a new recording of intabulations for lute and vihuela.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali, Libro IX (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:56:59 | 272 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

With this recording the acclaimed ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, led by director Krijn Koetsveld, have at last completed a monumental undertaking nearly a decade in the making: the complete cycle of Claudio Monteverdi’s books of madrigals. Fittingly, the last instalment in this series is the final Ninth Book (Libro IX), which was published posthumously in 1651 and looks back on the breadth of the composer’s career with lighter pieces in the established forms of his day (prima prattica), in Monteverdi’s own innovative style (seconda prattica), and in a new genre that had begun to eclipse the madrigal in Monteverdi’s twilight years.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigali Libri V & VI (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:52:21 | 515 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

With this recording the acclaimed ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, led by director Krijn Koetsveld, have come full circle and at last completed their monumental undertaking of a complete cycle of Claudio Monteverdi’s books of madrigals. In bringing this endeavour to a close the group have returned to their starting point, recording a fresh take of perhaps the most famous set, Monteverdi’s groundbreaking Books V & VI, previously released by Le Nuove Musiche one decade ago at the start of this musical journey.

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)

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Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)

Le Nuove Musiche & Krijn Koetsveld - Monteverdi: Madrigals, Libri I & II (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:36:36 | 400 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Brilliant Classics

Le Nuove Musiche, led by acclaimed director Krijn Koetsveld, continue with their exceptional series of Claudio Monteverdi’s complete madrigals. Here, they look back to the very beginning of Monteverdi's works, when the young composer was still under the influence of his teacher Marc'Antonio Ingegneri. At this time, the madrigal was already a popular art form, one that Monteverdi was beginning to add his name to, before – as we know – he would go on to radically extend it with the introduction of the seconda prattica. These two books show that Monteverdi was an assured and dexterous composer in the established genre. He could follow the conventions of madrigal-writing – concentrating on the recitation of the text, adding in affects by altering the melody, rhythm and harmony – with skill and originality.

London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice: Gabrieli, Viadana, Marini, Massaino, Frescobaldi (1994) Reissue 2002 [Re-Up]

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London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice: Gabrieli, Viadana, Marini, Massaino, Frescobaldi (1994) Reissue 2002 [Re-Up]

London Brass, Philip Pickett - Gabrieli In Venice (1994) Reissue 2002
Giovanni Gabrieli, Lodovico da Viadana, Biagio Marini, Tiburtio Massaino, Girolamo Frescobaldi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Renaissance | Label: Apex | # 0927 40823 2 | Time: 01:01:19

There is no shortage of discs around featuring transcriptions of Renaissance music for brass. Whilst played on modern instruments the main difference here however is that London Brass, several of whom play period instruments in other ensembles, have enlisted the specialist knowledge of Philip Pickett to direct them.

La Reverdie, Adiastema - I Dodici Giardini: Cantico di Santa Caterina da Bologna 1413-1463 (2013)

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La Reverdie, Adiastema - I Dodici Giardini: Cantico di Santa Caterina da Bologna 1413-1463 (2013)

La Reverdie, Adiastema - I Dodici Giardini: Cantico di Santa Caterina da Bologna 1413-1463 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 70:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana ‎| A 367 | Recorded: 2010

The Italian fifteenth century Laude still remain to this day a little-known and mysterious musical treasure. 2013 will mark the 600th anniversary of the birth of Saint Catherine of Bologna (1413), a woman of both deep theological insight and extraordinary, artistic talent, who founded and guided the first monastery of the Clarisse in Bologna in 1456. La Reverdie have discovered the repertory of laude sung by the Saint and her sisters, and have placed it in its original context: the expression of a mystic devotional practice which the saint herself vividly describes in her own devotional treatise «the Twelve Gardens».

Ensemble L'Amorosa Caccia & Fabio Antonio Falcone - Valente: Intavolatura de cimbalo (2018)

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Ensemble L'Amorosa Caccia & Fabio Antonio Falcone - Valente: Intavolatura de cimbalo (2018)

Ensemble L'Amorosa Caccia & Fabio Antonio Falcone - Valente: Intavolatura de cimbalo (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 459 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:13:41
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics

The Naples of Antonio Valente (c1520-1600) was the principal city of the Spanish Empire of the day, second only to Istanbul of Mediterranean cities in population, a cultural and intellectual hub where ideas were traded as readily as goods at the port. This is the context for ready wit and vivid characters dancing before us in the harpsichord manuscript left to us as the principal work of an instrumental virtuoso who was blind from birth.

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.

Martin Eastwell - The Dark Lord's Music: The Lutebook of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbur (1582-1648) (2018)

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Martin Eastwell - The Dark Lord's Music: The Lutebook of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbur (1582-1648) (2018)

Martin Eastwell - The Dark Lord's Music: The Lutebook of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbur (1582-1648) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 322 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 Mb | 01:17:39
Classical | Label: MMC Recordings

Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury (15821648) is one of the most extraordinary figures of 17th Century English life - brother of the poet George Herbert, but in his own right a diplomat, soldier, courtier, philosopher, poet, historian and musician, as well as being the author of one of the earliest and most entertaining autobiographies in English. In it, he tells us that he learnt 'to sing my part at first sight in Musicke, and to play on the Lute with very litle or almost noe teaching…

Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen - A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs

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Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen - A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs

A Boston Camerata Christmas: Worlds of Early Christmas Music (2008) 3 CDs
Boston Camerata; Joel Cohen, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 849 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 463 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal Music | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 69415-0 | Time: 03:17:10

Eight centuries of Christmas music from France, Spain, and the New World. Under Joel Cohen’s vibrant direction, this generous and varied anthology, occupying three entire CD's and containing three hours of music, presents some of The Boston Camerata's most beloved and successful Christmas recordings, originally produced between 1986 and 1999, to a new generation of music lovers.

The Spirit of the Renaissance - Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes (1995) {CPO 999-294-2}

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The Spirit of the Renaissance - Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes (1995) {CPO 999-294-2}

The Spirit of the Renaissance - Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Manfred Cordes (1995) {CPO 999-294-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 314 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 CPO | 999-294-2
Classical / Early Music / Renaissance

As a fanatic of early music, I was overjoyed when I discovered this recording, having known Weser-Renaissance from their performances of Schutz and other earlier composers. To jump right in, the instrumental tracks are quite powerful. In contrast to many other early music discs I've heard, this one exclusively uses what 16th-century musicians would consider 'high' (loud) instruments…sounds to me like shawms, which would have been used for outdoor performances. Track after track of these can become strident at times, but true to the period.

Micrologus, Cappella de'Turchini - Napolitane: Villanelle · Arie · Moresche 1530-1570 (1998)

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Micrologus, Cappella de'Turchini - Napolitane: Villanelle · Arie · Moresche 1530-1570 (1998)

Micrologus, Cappella de'Turchini - Napolitane: Villanelle · Arie · Moresche 1530-1570 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 60:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-214 | Recorded: 1998

Opus 111 continues its collection of Treasures of Naples and this time offers us a series of Neapolitan songs performed by Patrizia Bovi, Pino de Vittorio, Rosario Totaro and some instrumental soloists from the groups Micrologus and Cappella de »Turchini. The performances, always within the rigor that characterizes these ensembles, are full of freshness and liveliness. The singers articulate the texts, witty, sparkling at times, melancholic at other times, with total clarity. The instrumental works, including a version of the beautiful and anonymous "Villanella ch" all "acqua vai", are masterfully performed.

La Compagnia del Madrigale - Gesualdo: Secondo Libro di Madrigali (2019)

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La Compagnia del Madrigale - Gesualdo: Secondo Libro di Madrigali (2019)

La Compagnia del Madrigale - Gesualdo: Secondo Libro di Madrigali (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 291 Mb | Total time: 67:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 922809 | Recorded: 2018

The Second Book of Madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo provides the focal point for the latest in La Compagnia del Madrigale’s stunning reappraisals of the glories of the Italian madrigal on Glossa.
Probably written by Gesualdo between the time of the double honour killing of his first wife and her lover and his subsequent remarriage, the second book presents a sophisticated compositional mastery quite in keeping with the later books, albeit offering a calmer and gentler approach compared to the more tortured and twisted musical and psychological turns found in the last books.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection (2014) Re-up

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 50 CD Collection
Classical | Sony Music 88875037502 | 2014 | TT: 53:41:55 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Scans | 14,2 Gb

The legendary label, deutsche harmonia mundi, releases a special 50 CD boxset featuring star performers such as Hille Perl, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Dorothee Oberlinger, Simone Kermes, and Nuria Rial and more! This collection displays the sheer variety available from the dhm archive. A perfect collection ranging Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic music.

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

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Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)

Ensemble Métamorphoses, Ensemble Biscantor & Maurice Bourbon - des Prez: Messes Pange Lingua, de Beata Virgine (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 302 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:30
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: AR Ré-Sé

Choir leader, singing teacher, singer and composer, Maurice Bourbon leads three vocal ensembles as the art director of the Chapelle des Flandres Association - Métamorphoses, a vocal ensemble of international soloists, Coeli et Terra, a top-level chamber choir, and Biscantor!, a vocal ensemble of young adults, founded respectively in 1983, 1987 and 2005.