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Dorothee Oberlinger, Dmitry Sinkovsky & Ensemble 1700 - Discovery of Passion (2020)

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Dorothee Oberlinger, Dmitry Sinkovsky & Ensemble 1700 - Discovery of Passion (2020)

Dorothee Oberlinger, Dmitry Sinkovsky & Ensemble 1700 - Discovery of Passion (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 356 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:15:10
Classical | Label: deutsche harmonia mundi

The new recording by recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger with violinist and countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky shows the turn of the musical era from the Renaissance to the Baroque in a kaleidoscope of newly conceived, experimental declamatory music by Italian masters that show passions such as love and hate, grief and joy, astonishment and longing for the first time in music.

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

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Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs (1996)

Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Connor Burrowes - Consort Songs: Dowland, Byrd, Tallis, Nicholson, Cobbold, Simpson, Jenkins (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 224 Mb | Total time: 50:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS 9196 | Recorded: 1996

The sound of choirboys singing laments and death songs had enormous appeal to our Elizabethan and Jacobean ancestors – the childish expression of adult emotion apparently sharpening the music’s poignancy. How apt, then, to hear the young Connor Burrowes perform this repertoire, and with such affecting candour and musical maturity. He’s accompanied not by a viol consort – as would have been more common – but recorders, whose inherently vocal quality weaves a light tapestry of sound. They’re particularly effective in the group of pastoral pieces, played here with charming grace and agility.

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)

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Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Vox Æterna (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 392 Mb | Total time: 75:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Auvidis Fontalis | # ES 9902 | Recorded: 1989-1995

Vocal music is a reflection of its time, crossing the centuries to reveal emotion, particularly its religious side in which it forms an obvious prayer. Thus, on this recording which begins with Alfonso X. El Sabio all the way to Mozart and Haydn, the Vox Aeterna (Eternal voice) speaks to us, moves us, making itself the intermediary of our own feelings.

Bernard Fabre-Garrus, A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez [6CDs] (2006)

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Bernard Fabre-Garrus, A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez [6CDs] (2006)

Bernard Fabre-Garrus, A Sei Voci - Josquin Desprez [6CDs] (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.68 Gb | Total time: 6 h 35 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: NAÏVE | E8906 | Recorded: 1993-2000

This is a set of six previously-released CDs of mostly sacred music by Josquin and his contemporaries. Here you will also find music thought to be by Josquin and Johannes Martini, Eneas Dupré, Elzéar Genet Carpentras, and music (mis)attributed to them in various ways. It’s a splendid set – full of vigour and sophisticated music-making - and can be safely recommended.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 79:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-161 | Recorded: 1995

The chant and polyphony on this record is easier to approach than that on the Patriarchate Choir's Panikhida disc (OPS 30-97). The znamenny chant is "harmonized" in a way that shows clear Western influence: The parts often move in parallel thirds; six-four chords are common; the melodies seem to move toward a tonic. Fortunately, distinctive Russian elements remain. The basic melodies are typical of znamenny chant; there are plenty of passing-tone dissonances; and the most usual cadence is 1-4-5 (e.g., d-g-a), which gives a pleasing shimmer to the ending of each chant. The performance by Anatoly Grindenko and his singers is entirely persuasive. This is yet another valuable addition to the discography of this important, little-known repertory.

Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Josquin des Prez: Miserere mei Deus (2018)

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Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Josquin des Prez: Miserere mei Deus (2018)

Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Josquin des Prez: Miserere mei Deus (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:06:08 | 299 Mb
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: harmonia mundi

Josquin des Prez was unquestionably one of the greatest composers of Renaissance Europe. His works generally fall into one of three principal categories: motets, masses, and chansons. While his masses and chansons are consistently remarkable, it was in his motets that Josquin gave full reign to his creativity. This release featuring Daniel Reuss and Cappella Amsterdam offers a selection of Josquin's secular homages and sacred polyphony, focusing on the title work, a setting of the Miserere, which became a model for many composers that followed. This is the first of three albums from Cappella Amsterdam devoted to Franco-Flemish masters of the Renaissance.

Phantasm - William Byrd: Complete Consort Music (2010) [Re-Up]

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Phantasm - William Byrd: Complete Consort Music (2010) [Re-Up]

Phantasm - William Byrd: Complete Consort Music (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 499 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 372 | Time: 01:19:57

The music of William Byrd has been something of an obsession for the members of Phantasm, featuring on their early recordings Still Music of the Spheres (1996) and Byrd Song (1998), as well as their 2004 collection The Four Temperaments. Here they return again to the Elizabethan composer with the benefit of nearly two decades’ performing experience, to gather together his complete output for viol consort, bar the fragmentary or spurious works. Spanning some 40 years of Byrd’s life, this is a condense but subtly varied album of styles: courtly dances interleave with cryptic spiritual and devotional works – fleeting expressions of the recusant Catholic’s unwavering faith – and variations on popular Tudor songs, like the magnificent tour de force, Browning. Among the finest works are the Fantasias, which range from lush-textured six-part tapestries to the laconic three-part pieces, haiku-like in their poetic expressivity. Throughout them Byrd retains the ‘Angelicall and Divine’ qualities that his contemporaries remarked upon – qualities that Phantasm captures perfectly in this collection.

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - A Renaissance Collection (2013/2020)

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Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - A Renaissance Collection (2013/2020)

Vox Luminis & Lionel Meunier - A Renaissance Collection (2013/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 329 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:15:58
Classical, Vocal | Label: Ricercar, Outhere Music

This CD presents some of some of the best-known works from the Renaissance, recorded by Vox Luminis and originally included in various boxed sets on historical themes (Flemish Polyphony, Reformation and Counter-Reformation, Music in Europe at the time of the Renaissance) that Ricercar has released over the last years.

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Francisco Guerrero: Missa Surge propera & motets (2006)

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Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Francisco Guerrero: Missa Surge propera & motets (2006)

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - Francisco Guerrero: Missa Surge propera & motets (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 66:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gimell | CDGIM 040 | Recorded: 2006

Known in his lifetime as 'El cantor de Maria', Guerrero was second only to Victoria in Spanish renaissance music. His Marian motets are celebrated as some of the most beautiful compositions of the period: we include five of the best, including Ave virgo sanctissima, one of the most loved and imitated pieces of polyphony from any country.

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - John Taverner: Missa Corona Spinea (2015)

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Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - John Taverner: Missa Corona Spinea (2015)

Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars - John Taverner: Missa Corona Spinea (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 265 Mb | Total time: 62:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Gimell | CDGIM 046 | Recorded: 2015

The Missa Corona spinea is a kind of treble concerto, packed with mind-blowing sonorities. If ever there was music to exemplify Shakespeare's 'Music of the Spheres', it is here, and especially in the two ecstatic treble gimells. The first performance, probably in front of Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey, must have been an astonishing occasion.

Sergio Vartolo, Cappella Musicale di San Petronia, Bologna - Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo (1998)

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Sergio Vartolo, Cappella Musicale di San Petronia, Bologna - Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo (1998)

Sergio Vartolo, Cappella Musicale di San Petronia, Bologna - Cavalieri: Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 418 Mb | Total time: 104:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | 8.554096/97 | Recorded: 1996

The changes in musical style that were taking place in Italy in the late 16th century came to a head in 1600, with the performance and publication of three path-breaking works: two settings of Rinuccini's libretto for Euridice by Giulio Caccini and Jacopo Peri, and Cavalieri's Rappresentatione. All three composers were associated with the Medici court in Florence, and they were bitter rivals in their claims to the "marvelous invention" of drammi posti in musica per recitar cantando, dramas in music in recitative style. Emilio de' Cavalieri (c1550-1602), a Roman nobleman who had been appointed superintendent of Lorenzo I's musical establishment, had lost ground in Florence to the other two and the Rappresentatione was first produced in Rome, probably as a challenge to the others, and its innovative nature was immediately recognized and warmly received.

Mahan Esfahani - The Passinge Mesures: Bull, Byrd, Farnaby, Gibbons, Inglot, Tomkins (2018)

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Mahan Esfahani - The Passinge Mesures: Bull, Byrd, Farnaby, Gibbons, Inglot, Tomkins (2018)

Mahan Esfahani - The Passinge Mesures: Bull, Byrd, Farnaby, Gibbons, Inglot, Tomkins (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 466 Mb | Total time: 77:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDA68249 | Recorded: 2017

This sensational recital—featuring some of the greatest keyboard music to emerge from these islands—is the perfect vehicle for Mahan Esfahani’s abundant talents. His accompanying booklet notes are an added bonus, guaranteed to inform, illuminate and provoke by turns.

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Russian Christmas (1998)

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Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Russian Christmas (1998)

Anatoly Grindenko, The Russian Patriarchate Choir - Russian Christmas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 311 Mb | Total time: 60:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | OPS 30-218 | Recorded: 1997

One thing you'll appreciate soon after you begin listening to this recording of Russian sacred Christmas music is how different Russian Orthodox Church traditions are from their Western counterparts. We are brought in touch with these differences only because of the remarkable efforts of Anatoly Grindenko and his Russian Patriarchate Choir, who nearly single-handedly restored ancient Orthodox liturgy to modern practice. This recording presents both monophonic and polyphonic chants, here recorded for the first time, which were used in various Russian monasteries during the 16th and 17th centuries. You won't recognize anything "Christmasy" here–the chants are specifically Russian, complete with drones and lots of open fourths and fifths, and follow the form of a service known as the "Vigil of the Nativity of Christ."

Anton Batagov - The Battell: Johann Pachelbel, William Byrd (2014)

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Anton Batagov - The Battell: Johann Pachelbel, William Byrd (2014)

Anton Batagov - The Battell: Johann Pachelbel, William Byrd (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 57:32 | 225 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Fancymusic | Catalog: FANCY053

I was about to begin this text with something like this: "True minimalists lived in the 16 th – 17 th centuries." And then I thought you might say: "Hmm, there he goes again talking about that minimalism." And it’s true: the word is so unfit. Human language is very limited, and every time we attempt to express something important we discover that our language simply doesn't work.

Les Chantres De Pharos - Za Križem: Chants glagolitiques pour la Semaine Sainte, Ile de Hvar, Croatie (2002)

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Les Chantres De Pharos - Za Križem: Chants glagolitiques pour la Semaine Sainte, Ile de Hvar, Croatie (2002)

Les Chantres De Pharos - Za Križem: Chants glagolitiques pour la Semaine Sainte, Ile de Hvar, Croatie (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 56:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | A 318 | Recorded: 1999

First, a bit of geography. The island of Hvar is located off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, opposite the city of Split. Fairly narrow (5-11 km in width) and 89 kilometres long, it is renowned for its sunshine – a local hotel tradition offers free bed and board to any visitor who finds himself detained on account of snow or fog –, its limpid waters, some of the clearest in all of Europe, and the warm welcome of its inhabitants. The city of Hvar is the main city, but Stari Grad, owing to its ancient status as the island’s capital, has maintained an important role, perhaps more revealing of local habits and customs.