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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

The King's Singers - All At Once Well Met: English Madrigals (1987) {EMI} **[RE-UP]**

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The King's Singers - All At Once Well Met: English Madrigals (1987) {EMI} **[RE-UP]**

The King's Singers - All At Once Well Met: English Madrigals (1987) {EMI}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 312 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 173 mb
Genre: classical, renaissance

All At Once Well Met: English Madrigals is a 1987 compilation album by The King's Singers. Released on EMI, this CD is a compilation of material released in 1974, 1976. amd 1982. It includes songs from the 1974 album Madrigal Collection, 1976's Concert Collection and, in a rearranged order, 1982's Sing We & Chant It! (English Madrigals) in its entirely.

Kaiser Maximilian I. - Lieder, Chansons, Tänze - Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger (2019) {Christophorus CHR 77438}

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Kaiser Maximilian I. - Lieder, Chansons, Tänze - Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger (2019) {Christophorus CHR 77438}

Kaiser Maximilian I. - Lieder, Chansons, Tänze - Per-Sonat, Sabine Lutzenberger (2019) {Christophorus CHR 77438}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 324 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2019 Christophorus | CHR 77438
Classical / Renaissance / Period Instruments

The 500th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I this year is the occasion for several exhibitions and also for the programme of the ensemble Per-Sonat's new release. Maximilian, who was crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1508, was a great patron of the arts in addition to his warlike activities. Here the music was in his special interest and he brought the most important musicians of his time to his court: Heinrich Isaac, Josquin des Pres, Paul Hofhaimer and Johannes Ockeghem. The artistic sacred music for Emperor Maximilian has already been widely published. The ensemble Per-Sonat, directed by Sabine Lutzenberger, consists exclusively of leading heads of the early music scene and now turns to secular music at Maximilian's court: the songs, chansons and dances that document the emperor's love of music in a new way.

Pablo Márquez - Luys de Narváez: Música del Delphin (2007)

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Pablo Márquez - Luys de Narváez: Música del Delphin (2007)

Pablo Márquez - Luys de Narváez: Música del Delphin (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 187 MB | 46:03
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM New Series

Recording the “Seis libros del Delphín” has been a long-held wish of the Argentine guitarist Pablo Márquez, who came to Europe almost twenty years ago to study renaissance repertoire and to delve into contemporary treatises on performance practice. “Troughout my artistic development, Luys de Narváez has remained a passion of mine, never failing to move me with the mystical nature of his music and the crystal clarity of his discourse”, he writes in his performer’s note to the present album which marks his debut on ECM New Series.

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.

Dulces Exuviae, Romain Bockler & Bor Zuljan - Josquin: Adieu mes amours (2019)

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Dulces Exuviae, Romain Bockler & Bor Zuljan - Josquin: Adieu mes amours (2019)

Dulces Exuviae, Romain Bockler & Bor Zuljan - Josquin: Adieu mes amours (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 229 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 144 Mb | 01:02:50
Classical, Vocal | Label: Ricercar, Outhere Music

A composer admired by his contemporaries, Josquin Desprez (ca 1450-1521) was a solitary artist who sublimated in his chansons the melancholy character and the elegance emblematic of the Renaissance. For their first recording, Dulces Exuviae explore the intimacy of these chansons in a fresh light: the sweet melodies are embellished by ornaments and accompanied on the lute, leaving ample room for improvisation, and thus allowing music to come out all the more alive, delicate and filled with emotion.

Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix Munchen - Dowland: Tell Me True Love (2016)

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Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix Munchen - Dowland: Tell Me True Love (2016)

Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix München - Dowland: Tell Me True Love (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 281 Mb | Total time: 62:31 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88985360712 | Recorded: 2015

The vocal work of Joel Frederiksen has both the character and expressivity judged the New York Times about the American bass baritone and lutenist Joel Frederiksen. In their new album the Munich-based musician and his ensemble Phoenix Munich tell stories about the theme of love. The works are from the famous English composer John Dowland (1563-1626). Well known songs such as In darkness let me dwell and Flow my teares combine Frederiksen with unknown, beautiful songs and well-listened instrumental pieces.

Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford - The Art of Melancholy: Songs by John Dowland (2014)

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Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford - The Art of Melancholy: Songs by John Dowland (2014)

Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford - The Art of Melancholy: Songs by John Dowland (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 304 Mb | Total time: 76:33 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68007 | Recorded: 2013

Countertenor Iestyn Davies has kept himself busy, releasing a steady stream of albums in the early 2010s that has propelled him to the top of his field. It's easy to see why people keep snapping them up: Davies has an unusually creamy voice and a gentle touch that make the music easy to settle into. The lute songs of John Dowland demand something more than a pleasant tone, however, and on this release Davies really shows what he can do. He's aided by an ideal collaborator in lutenist Thomas Dunford, and the delicacy and intricate ensemble of the pair is remarkable.

Henri Agnel - Istanpitta: Danses florentines du Trecento (2004)

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Henri Agnel - Istanpitta: Danses florentines du Trecento (2004)

Henri Agnel - Istanpitta: Danses florentines du Trecento (2004)
EAC | WAVPack (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:09 | 391 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 510

In some respects, this is a commendable recording of 14th-century Florentine istanpitte. The performances are vibrant and the acoustic is masterfully captured by Alpha. Henri Agnel, the ensemble director, plays with verve, and the occasional technical edges in the ensemble playing are compensated for by interpretations which are almost always aesthetic.

Cinquecento - Philippe de Monte: Missa Ultimi miei sospiri & other sacred music (2008)

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Cinquecento - Philippe de Monte: Missa Ultimi miei sospiri & other sacred music (2008)

Cinquecento - Philippe de Monte: Missa Ultimi miei sospiri & other sacred music (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 263 Mb | Total time: 56:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67658 | Recorded: 2007

In their third disc for Hyperion, the acclaimed vocal ensemble Cinquecento continue their exploration of the rich repertoire engendered in the Habsburg court. The prolific composer De Monte, Kapellmeister to the Emperor Maximilian II, wrote over a thousand madrigals as well as hundreds of sacred works, and the expressive aspects of the madrigal infuse his sacred music delightfully. His Missa Ultimi miei sospiri contains the constant interplay between groups of voices and dramatic word-setting which are features of the madrigal genre. The motets recorded here cover many Biblical and liturgical subjects and demonstrate the wide range of techniques and styles used by the composer.

The Canadian Brass - Renaissance Men (1995)

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The Canadian Brass - Renaissance Men (1995)

The Canadian Brass - Renaissance Men (1995)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:26 | 239 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Victor | Catalog: 09026-68108-2

This CD contains, besides music of very well-known composers (the Intrada of the Orfeo by C. Monteverdi, Canzonas by G. Gabrieli), a Canzon by Paul Peuerl, an Aria and Fugue by Johann Joseph Fux and a Tudor Motet by Christopher Tye. All the scores are transcriptions for a brass ensemble of five performers on modern, not period, instruments (2 trumpets, a tuba, a horn and a trombone).

Paul van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - The Ear of Christopher Columbus (2019)

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Paul van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - The Ear of Christopher Columbus (2019)

Paul van Nevel, Huelgas Ensemble - The Ear of Christopher Columbus (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 251 Mb | Total time: 58:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88985411772 | Recorded: 2016

On the 'Deutsche Harmonia Mundi' label - Following the critically acclaim of their previous release The Music Prints of Christopher Plantin, The Huelgas Ensemble, under the direction of Paul Van Nevel, return with their stunning new album The Ear of Christopher Columbus. This remarkable album features music from the late fifteenth century and the early fifteenth century that may have been heard by Christopher Columbus during the course of his lifetime. The Ear of Christopher Columbus takes the listener to a musical journey through the lifetime of the explorer, beginning with his Italian childhood. The Huelgas Ensemble are one of the most celebrated ensembles specialising in the performance of polyphonic music from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Founded by artistic director Paul Van Nevel in 1971, the ensemble is well known worldwide for its inventive programming, particularly of unknown masterpieces.

Capella Alamire, The Woodman Consort of Viols, Peter Urquhart - Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)

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Capella Alamire, The Woodman Consort of Viols, Peter Urquhart - Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)

Nicolas Gombert: Motets; Chansons; Magnificat (2006)
Capella Alamire; The Woodman Consort of Viols; Noël Bisson, soprano; Peter Urquhart, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral, Renaissance | Label: Naxos | # 8.570180 | Time: 01:08:15

It's always great to encounter the recording that can "crack" a composer open, making his or her music accessible to a general listening public. And it's all the better when such a recording comes from beyond the usual quarters, as, for example, with this American recording of Renaissance polyphony. Nicolas Gombert was a Flemish Renaissance composer, a successor (and possibly a student) of Josquin who entered the service of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. His music, especially in his masses, tends to present itself as a dense, unbroken flow of polyphony. Gombert is one of the composers music history students tend to slog through in hopes of getting to the good stuff. One noted Renaissance scholar used to refer to him, Adrian Willaert, and Giaches de Wert as "the Ert brothers." All that could change with this disc of Gombert motets and chansons. These works are less dense than his masses, but not by much, and they are considerably less limpid than Josquin's pieces in the same genres. But here it is the performances that clarify them. The Massachusetts ensemble Capella Alamire (the name is a pun on an aspect of an old solmization system) under director Peter Urquhart, recording in a church in Portsmouth, NH, slows the motets down slightly and addresses them with a group of eight singers – the black belt of choral singing.

Narciso Yepes - Malagueña. Spanish Guitar Music: Albéniz, Falla, Granados, Rodrigo, Tarrega (2000)

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Narciso Yepes - Malagueña. Spanish Guitar Music: Albéniz, Falla, Granados, Rodrigo, Tarrega (2000)

Narciso Yepes - Malagueña. Spanish Guitar Music: Albéniz, Falla, Granados, Rodrigo, Tarrega (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 76:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutche Grammophon | # 469 649-2 | Recorded: 1968, 1971, 1977

The popularity of the guitar has never waned and the sun-drenched sound of Spanish guitar music is one of the instrument’s most popular incarnations. At the helm of performers of this style of guitar music is Narciso Yepes who recorded vast amounts of guitar music for Deutsche Gramophon. This collection brings together some of the gems from among these recordings and indeed, from the body of work for Spanish guitar.

Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill - Thomas Tallis: Spem In Alium & Other Choral Works (1990)

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Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill - Thomas Tallis: Spem In Alium & Other Choral Works (1990)

Thomas Tallis: Spem In Alium & Other Choral Works (1990)
Winchester Cathedral Choir, Winchester Quiristers, Winchester Vocal Arts
David Hill (conductor); Timothy Byram-Wigfield (organ)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66400 | Time: 00:59:01

This recording has a huge advantage over most of its rivals for the attention of Tallis listeners: the wonderful acoustics of Winchester Cathedral. In this magnificent space, the soaring lines and resplendent harmonies of Tallis's greatest masterpieces find sympathetic resonance, resulting in a heightened dramatic presence that takes the music beyond earthly confines. Of course, beyond the exceptional quality of the writing, credit must go to the phenomenal men and boys of Winchester Cathedral Choir. Where, even in England, does one find trebles who sing with more assuredness, musicality, and beauty of tone? With a repertoire including "In ieiunio et fletu," "Salvator mundi," "In manus tuas," "The Lamentations of Jeremiah," "O nata lux," and the unbelievable 40-part motet "Spem in alium," this is the Tallis disc to own if you're buying only one.